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eric: we are back tomorrow at 12:00 and 4:00. arthel: hope you can join us. julie banderas is up next with the fox report. >> the fbi director fired just days before he would have been eligible for a lifetime pension. and now fox news confirming mccabe's personal memos on his meetings with the president and those notes have reportedly been handed over to special counsel robert mueller. good evening everyone i'm julie banderas. this is the fox report. attorney general sessions announcing mccabe's firing yesterday saying multiple federal probes and reports showed alleged misconduct that included lying to investigators during the probe into the clinton foundation. the president is applauding the move, tweeting andrew mccabe fired a great day for the hardworking men and women of the fbi.
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julie: but critics are blasting the move. here is democratic senator. >> it's a pattern of practice that we have seen coming from the white house that interferes with the independence of the department of justice and the fbi. i think it is a reflection of the lack of respect for the independence of the fbi by the trump administration. look, this didn't just happen. this has been on the table for a while. the president has expressed himself about mr. mccabe, and it appears like the department of justice, the attorney general was responding to the president. julie: we have fox team coverage for you tonight. ellison barber is at the white house. but first, let's get started with garrett tenney who joins us with the latest. >> julie, andrew mccabe is placing the blame for his dismissal squarely on president trump. in a lengthy statement last
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night mccabe said the president was trying to discredit him as a witness in special counsel mueller's investigation. in a statement, mccabe said here's the reality, i am being singled out an treated this way because of the role i played, the actions i took in the events and i witnessed in the aftermath of the firing of james comey. the release of this report was accelerated only after my testimony to the house intelligence committee revealed that i would corroborate former director comey's accounts of his discussions with the president. the special counsel's investigation includes allegations that president trump attempted to interfere in the fbi's investigations. fox news has learned that like former fbi director james comey, mccabe wrote detailed memos describing his personal interactions with president trump, and those memos are now expected to be reviewed by mueller's team. attorney general jeff sessions said the decision to fire mccabe was made after an investigation by the doj's inspector general found that mccabe had lied to
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investigators who were reviewing the bureau's probe of hilary clinton's e-mail server. while mccabe claims his dismissal is essentially a political attack, former assistant director of the fbi said earlier that every agent knows if you lie, you're fired. >> may well be a political orchestrated attack on the fbi that's ongoing as we speak. that does not excuse his conduct for lying during the course of an official inquiry >> the timing of mccabe's dismissal is significant as well. he was set to receive a lifetime pension about five hours from now. but because he was fired last night, that estimated 1 1/2 million dollars is likely gone. mccabe has hired an attorney and is now preparing to challenge his dismissal in court in hopes of getting some of that pension back. julie? julie: all right, thank you very much. garrett tenney. meanwhile the president's personal attorney wants to see a quick end to special counsel mueller's investigation.
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he is releasing a statement reading in part, i pray that acting attorney general rosenstein will follow the brilliant and courageous example of the fbi office of professional responsibility and attorney general jeff sessions. but democratic senator mark warner strongly disagrees. he tweeted as well. here's what he had to say earlier today. every member of congress, republican and democrat, needs to speak up in defense of the special counsel now. ellison barber is joining us now from the white house with this part of the story. there are several sides to the story. ellison? >> hi, julie. that's right. president trump's personal attorney says that he is speaking in his own personal capacity and not on behalf of the president. but he did say that he hopes deputy attorney general rosenstein will end the russia investigation. in a statement provided to fox news he said in part, quote, just end it on the merits in light of recent revelations. now, democratic senator schumer
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criticized his comments in a statement of his own writing quote the comments are yet another indication that the first instinct of the president and his legal team is not to cooperate with special counsel mueller but to undermine him at every turn. president trump is at the white house this weekend. no official events on his schedule for today or tomorrow. though he did send a couple of tweets this morning, in one tweet he talked about collusion, writing, quote, as the house intelligence committee has concluded there was no collusion between russia and the trump campaign, as many are now finding out, however, there was tremendous leaking, lying, and corruption at the highest levels of the fbi, justice and state hashtag drain the swamp. mccabe is not the only one to lose his job this week. the president fired secretary of state tillerson and plans to replace him with cia director pompeo. >> i've worked with mike pompeo now for quite some time. tremendous energy, tremendous intellect. we're always on the same
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wavelength. rex and i have been talk about this for a long time. we got along actually quite well. but we disagreed on things. when you look at the iran deal, i think it's terrible. i guess he thought it was okay. >> former cnbc host larry kudlow accepted an offer this week to serve as the president's top economic advisor. gary kohn resigned from that job a little more than a week ago. sources say he resigned in part because he disapproved of the president's proposal in regards to steel and aluminium tariffs. despite speculation that more staff changes could be on the way, at the press briefing here at the white house yesterday, press secretary sarah sanders said that there are no immediate personnel changes. julie? julie: ellison barber at the white house tonight, thank you very much. andrew mccabe also obviously firing back with a scathing critique of the trump administration. he released a statement last night reading in part this attack on my credibility is one part of a larger effort not just
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to slander me personally but to taint the fbi, law enforcement and intelligence professionals more generally. it is part of the administration's ongoing war and the fbi and the efforts of the special counsel investigation which continue to this day. there are persistence in this campaign only highlights the importance of the special counsel's work. joining me now is senior political reporter. thank you for talking to us. there's so much to go through here. let me start with mccabe and his tendency to keep memorials, memorializing his interactions with the president. the "wall street journal" is also reporting that he has turned those memos over to mueller. what do we know about this? >> so actually i know very little about it because i don't know necessarily the content of these memos. it is not like earlier last year james comey through a friend helped get his memos out in the public domain beforehand. those are obviously in mueller's hands right now.
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so we know this is going to be a huge focus of this mueller investigation. and mccabe we can see in his statement he's taking the angle of look, i was ousted as a direct relation to my role in this russia investigation. and we know that jeff sessions he's obviously going to be on the other side of that and say it's because of the inspector general's report that came out last week. we haven't seen that report yet. i would say they need to make that public asap because we need to see the details of that. you will have one side saying it is all because of russia. you will have sessions side saying no it is not. sessions is recused from anything russia related. if it does have anything to russia, he couldn't play very much part in this as he apparently did. julie: andrew mccabe lied and leaked. that's why he got fired. whether or not it had any role in the russia investigation is really neither here or there. it almost seems like a moot point at this point. we're told that mccabe's habit of taking memos on meetings with the president was actually very similar in the way that the ex fbi director comey kept of his
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memos and that didn't seem to go over so well. it seems like it is a repetitive nature here. >> i would love to see this inspector general's report that sessions has cited and i think that they should release it immediately so we can see what that determination was. right now we have the hearsay of saying we have this report, this is what it says but we're not releasing it. julie: right. >> from the time we were first made aware of the report, to mccabe's ouster was a span of five or six days, so on the surface it seems like this was very rushed to make sure it happened right before he was set to retire. and then of course collect that pension. now, he's obviously going to appeal this. so there's going to be, you know, the mueller investigation on one hand, more stuff is going to come out about this. we hopefully will be able to see the inspector general's report. and then you will have mccabe's appeal which is going to have more stuff come out of that as well. you will have three different avenues where this story will continue from. julie: i want to play a portion of an interview with former fbi assistant director who talks about how mccabe's memos might be used in mueller investigation and have you react to this.
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>> if there's evidence in there that points to, you know, something that's relevant to the special counsel's investigation, he will use it, if he can. i mean, it is relevant evidence because it's -- these are notes of a conversation that's taking place. they are contemporaneous with the conversation and they are not admissible in and of themselves if the person who made the notes are there to testify. julie: so the justice department's inspector general and the fbi's office of professional responsibility both essentially concluded that mccabe made an unauthorized disclosure to the news media. sessions had a reason for firing him. do you think that by jeff sessions making this move this might perhaps idle tensions between the president and sessions as we have seen these two sort of go back and forth and the president is very proud and happy with his decision? >> this move would certainly get sessions back in trump's good graces at least for a little while. we will see. i'm not confident that that's going to last forever. but i would say for the time
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being, he's probably pretty happy with the move that sessions made. but with regarding these memos, i mean it is going to be fascinating to see what ends up coming out about them because even though mccabe -- or the reason for his firing was because he had leaked a news story, at least that's what session is saying is in this inspector general's report that shouldn't necessarily discredit the content of the memos he collected from the president. mueller is still going to give those memos plenty of credence. julie: for no reason the fbi should be speaking to anybody who could leak something to the press. that right there is so unethical and potentially criminal. which is why a lot of people believe a special counsel should be assigned to this. and mueller doesn't have -- and rose ensine has said they -- rosenstein has said they need somebody with prosecutorial power, that somebody should be able to prosecute if a criminal act was done here. >> well, i would say this was --
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might have been a pretty silly move to do if you are saying you are not speaking on behalf of the president for his attorney to come out and say today that they should end the mueller investigation as a result of this, well, you're clearly connecting these two events as being related to each other, and to the white house and president trump's legal team should not necessarily want to do that. so he quickly retracted and said he was speaking, you know, as his own personal opinion but if you are representing the president, you shouldn't be sharing your personal opinion with reporters like that because you are representing the president in this legal case. julie: but he's also hinting that mueller maybe should be fired. >> that's what he's hinting at. julie: yeah, i don't know, that's been up there, but it doesn't seem that's going to happen. >> no. julie: that would throw this thing into a major tailspin more so than it already is. alan, thank you very much. we will have you back at 7:30. we will be talking much more with you on the special counsel and the fisa court and that whole mess. it's just a big mess. i should bring a mop to the set so we can clean it up. all right, alan, we will see you in a minute. right now former national security advisor michael flynn
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in his first public appearance since taking a plea deal in special counsel mueller's investigation. why he is now on the campaign trail. coming up next. plus, russia retaliates against the u.k. as tensions escalate between the two countries following a nerve agent attack on a former russian spy. we will have the latest move still ahead. >> russia's response doesn't change the fact of the matter. the attempted assassination of two people on british soil. to which there is no alternative conclusion other than the russian state was culpable. with expedia one click gives you access to discounts on thousands of hotels, cars and things to do. like the avalon hotel beverly hills for 40% off. everything you need to go. expedia. no one burns on heartburn. my watch! try alka seltzer
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julie: former national security advisor flynn out campaigning for a republican congressional candidate in california. in his first public appearance since pleading guilty to lying to the fbi in connection with robert mueller's russian investigation. he had this to say about then
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candidate donald trump. >> all of us are in for -- i used to introduce our current president then presidential candidate trump during our various campaign stops as an imperfect candidate. i mean, clearly he is a nontraditional politician, but his make america great again philosophy has energized the country enough to get him overwhelmingly elected. julie: flynn's appearance coming amid the release of new text messages between former members of robert mueller's team. fbi agent peter struck and attorney lisa page. the messages appearing to show a link to flynn's prosecution. our jillian turner explains. >> president trump's first national security advisor flynn is back in the spotlight for the first time since pleading guilty to lying to the fbi in december. now he's talking about his indictment on the campaign trail, while stumping for a california congressional
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candidate. >> i'm not here to complain about who has done me wrong or how unfair i've been treated or how unfair the entire process has been. you know, it is what it is. my previous statements stand for themselves. >> this as new texts from july 2016 between fbi counterintelligence agent peter struck and fbi lawyer lisa page surface revealing a discussion they had about struck's friendship with a federal judge who later went on to manage flynn's prosecution. the judge sat on the very secretive fisa surveillance court during the time flynn was under investigation. in these new texts, struck and page discuss the judge's appointment and even float the idea of hosting him at a cocktail party. page wrote rudy just pinted two months ago. -- just appointed two months ago. struck replies i did. we talked about it before and after. i need to get together with him. page writes i can't imagine
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either one of you could talk about anything in detail to warrant recusal. struck replies really i'm in charge of espionage for the fbi, any fisa warrants come before him what should he do given his friend oversees him. page writes standards for recusal are quite high. i don't think this poses an actual conflict and he doesn't know what you do? struck responds generally he does know what i do. not the level or scope or area, but he's super thoughtful and rigorous about ethics and conflicts and suggested a social setting with others would probably be better than a one-on-one meeting. i'm sorry i'm just going to have to invite you to that cocktail party. as of now, there's not yet any confirmation as to whether or not the cocktail party they discussed ever occurred. but we will keep you up to date. julie? julie: jillian turner, thank you very much. meantime russia today expelling 23 british diplomats from its country, a response to britain's decision to expel russian
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embassy staff following the poisoning of a former russian spy and his daughter on british soil. amy kellogg has more from moscow. >> russia has responded to britain's decision to expel 23 russian diplomats from the u.k. by saying that it will expel 23 brits from here. and russia adding that because of a lack of parity in numbers to begin with, they will close the british cultural center. >> in the case of further unfriendly actions against russia, the russian side reserves the right to take further retaliatory measures. >> the investigation continues with britain's telegraph newspaper saying that the main line of inquiry now is the likelihood that the chemical was carried over in a suitcase, that it was embedded in cosmetics or a gift planted there by russian agents. that would explain why no suspects has been named yet because britain is covered with cctv cameras.
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now they believe the poisoning was carried out by putin's orders or issued by elements within the system who he claims are resting control from the russian leader and manipulated him. >> i would say the kremlin is a criminal gang and i mean this not in a figurative sense. >> russia continues to insist it had nothing to do with the poisoning and continues to demand it see a sample of the nerve agent. julie? julie: amy kellogg, thank you, stay right there. we will be right back. we've been preparing for this day. over the years, paul and i have met regularly with our ameriprise advisor. we plan for everything from retirement to college savings. giving us the ability to add on for an important member of our family. welcome home mom.
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julie: hours before the deadly bridge collapse at florida international university, an engineering company was discussing a crack on the structure, but nobody took action in time. shortly after the new pedestrian bridge crumbled on to a busy highway on thursday, authorities
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are still combing through the rubble. >> it's going to be a long process. we've been saying that from the beginning because of the amount of weight and the size of the structure that is laying on top of these vehicles. you know, we were trying to do this also to salvage as much as possible, all these vehicles and obviously out of respect for the victims that are in there, so our personnel are doing this very carefully. julie: steve herrigan is live from miami with the very latest. steve, they knew the bridge was cracked before it fell down. >> it's remarkable and a little bit puzzling on the very day that the bridge collapsed, there was a two-hour meeting before that collapse and the subject was a crack in the bridge. at that meeting, according to the university, were university officials as well as engineers and officials from the department of transportation. in addition, there was a voice mail sent two days before the collapse. it was sent from an engineer to
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a department of transportation official. here's that voice mail. >> calling to share with you some information about the fiu pedestrian bridge and some cracking that's been observed on the north end of the stand, pylon end of that span we moved this weekend. so we've taken a look at it, and obviously some repairs or whatever will have to be done, but from a safety perspective, we don't see that there's any issue there. >> so a lot of discussion about the crack in the bridge, which seems to have been known to just about everybody, but the ntsb at this point is saying it is still too early to blame the collapse on that crack, julie. julie: how long, steve, before they know who is responsible? >> the ntsb says it is going to take at least one week to wrap up its investigation on site, and further investigation is going to continue on. you can hear those heavy jackhammers behind me. this is a slow process for a couple of reasons. first, there's 2 million pounds
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of concrete that came down all of a sudden, and second they are really trying to do this with dignity for the victims. we saw a car raised just a short time ago with a blue tarp over it because of the nature of the disaster, it is tough to separate the victims from the cars so they are trying to do it with dignity. at the same time, they are working around the clock to try and let loved ones know about those still missing. julie? julie: steve herrigan reporting live in miami tonight. thank you, steve. an update now on the illegal immigrant accused in a deadly hit-and-run. his status with i.c.e. right now. plus four republican lawmakers calling out the fbi. why they are pushing for a second special counsel. we will be talking about that live in just a moment. in an interview. also coming up in a half hour, it is watters world. here's jesse with a preview. >> tonight, an american spy and watters goes to washington. plus an emotional support duck. watters world.
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investigation into the fbi's alleged fisa abuses and the agency's activity during the 2016 election. >> and the reason we want a special counsel is i think crimes may have been committed. >> because they cannot be counted on to investigate themselves. i mean it is kind of common sense. if you do something wrong, you don't have the fox guarding the chicken house. julie: that is a good point. for more on this, let's bring in alan smith, senior political reporter for business insider. let's talk about this letter that was sent by chuck grassley, south carolina senator lindsey graham, john cornyn and thom tillis. in it they write in part, i will read a couple excerpts. a special counsel is needed to work with the inspector general to independently gather the facts and make prosecutorial decisions if any are merited. with sessions being recused from anything related to russia, we talked about this earlier, how hard would it actually be to get a second counsel?
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>> it would depend on what rosenstein's thoughts on the matter were. i know they sent the let tore sessions. -- letter to sessions. with his recusal, it wouldn't be possible for him to make a determination on this. it's up to rosenstein. previously rose enstein -- rosenstein hasn't seemed warm to the idea. graham's participation in calling for a second special counsel could be viewed a little bit more highly than some other republican senators. it depends on what rosenstein's thoughts are on the matter and it doesn't seem he's warm to the idea. julie: some could argue a special counsel with prosecutorial powers could and should investigate the debunked antitrump dossier and steele and how the fbi used that
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information as credible in order to then turn it into a fisa court alleged abuse to obtain a warrant to survey and surveil the trump administration, or at that point the candidate trump and their team. the senators also point out this in the letter. i want to read this as the second part. the department of justice has a responsibility to determine whether mr. steele provided false information to the fbi and whether the fbi's representations to the court were in error. if steele lied to the fbi, and the fbi bought it, without seeking a second source, who then investigates the fbi's relationship with steele? >> well, look, i mean, clearly it's not going to end up being robert mueller in this investigation because mueller is someone who is obviously very well connected, at doj, being a former fbi director himself. it is interesting to think if a special counsel were to be appointed, who would be some of the possibilities? julie: that would be a great question. who would be? >> so totally removed from ever being connected to the department of justice that most of the top legal professionals
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in this country would already be disqualified from being able to hold that position just because, you know, almost everyone with the reputation in law enforcement in this country is connected to the department of justice in some way. someone with a large enough stature that could carry out being a second special counsel. it would be very difficult to try to find someone even to fill that role. julie: that raises a very good point. i want you to listen to a guest yesterday discussing why he thinks a second special counsel is needed and why he thinks there must have been some sort of foul play here. >> as you see in the letter that the four senators authored, they had over 30 questions for the ig. that was a letter they sent to the ig horowitz to look into. you need a special counsel to assist the ig in that effort because if there is anything more than just, you know, procedure that needs to get improved, i'm highly skeptical giving the doj and fbi every benefit of the doubt, it is hard to believe no misconduct was
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committed. julie: what do you think there? it is kind of hard to believe that there was no misconduct. >> i mean, there's never someone who would be against any sort of investigation to get more facts. julie: yeah. >> but look, it's hard to say exactly what happened until we see more stuff come out. i mean, certainly it is going to be happening in the coming weeks and months, but if a second special counsel were appointed, certainly more stuff would end up coming out about it. julie: the senators are also asking that the inspector general review what they are calling potential improprieties in the fbi's relationship with steele. that seems like a fair request, no? >> it certainly seems fair. i think, though, that some of the basis of targeting steele and the dossier in this is a thought that is what triggered the initial fbi investigation into any possible connections between the trump campaign and the russian government, russian officials. but actually it was conversations that george papadopoulos had in britain with his -- some associate at a bar. so the investigation would have been started anyways, regardless
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if the dossier was included or not. it is interesting to find out, you know, how the dossier was used in this investigation. but the investigation itself still would be taking place dossier or no dossier. julie: can the justice department credibly investigate itself? that's the question. >> the thing is a lot of people at least on one side of this argument would have a hard time believing that that could be the case. so you would have to have someone who is totally independent of the justice department, no connections to them at any point ever to be able to lead an investigation that people could say okay, this is definitely 100% credible. it is going to be very very difficult to find that person, if rod rosenstein decides that he does want to appoint a second special counsel. julie: it doesn't seem he's leaning that way but now that mccabe has been fired, i don't know. maybe it will change. it does put a lot more pressure on robert mueller. maybe mueller would want one, do you think? >> maybe he would. he's very reserved and certainly wouldn't make those comments
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publicly. julie: certainly not. alan smith, thank you very much for talking to us. we appreciate it. >> thank you. julie: tonight on justice with judge jeanine, house majority leader kevin mccarthy of california, he and the judge will discuss the latest on the firing of andrew mccabe and the changes in white house personnel. that's tonight at 9:00 p.m. eastern only on fox news channel. the ill -- illegal immigrant suspected in a deadly hit-and-run reported to i.c.e. officials. will carr is live in los angeles with more on this. why was the suspect released first of all if i.c.e. had a detainer on him? >> julie, the denver sheriff admits they made a big mistake. three sheriff's deputies have been reassigned after he said they had a bad weekend.
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the denver sheriff's department released the suspect from jail last weekend even though he had an i.c.e. detainer on him. the suspect is in the united states on a temporary visa that expired three years ago. authorities say he killed a man in a suspected drupg driving crash. -- drunk driving crash. they charged him with vehicular homicide after he fled the scene and booked him. but then on march 10th, the jail released him without notifying i.c.e. beforehand. >> this was shocking to know that something like this happened. and we want to make sure that we understand why it happened so that if we need to take action to make sure it doesn't happen again. >> the suspect will now go through the court system. he will likely go to trial and have to serve time in the united states, if he's found guilty. julie? julie: what are the victim's family and friends saying about the accidental release? >> well, the victim in this case is john anderson. he was a truck driver who died after his semi caught on fire.
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his friends say that they want the suspect to face justice in the united states. >> i don't think it's fair for him to go back over the border and get lost and never be seen again. or even worse, get behind the wheel and drunk and kill somebody else. >> the sheriff has ordered an immediate investigation into how the suspect was released in the first place. julie? julie: will carr, thank you. we will continue to watch this story. the department of defense now identifying the seven airmen who died thursday in a military helicopter crash in western iraq. you can see their names up on your screen. investigators say their chopper went down shortly after taking off near a base near the u.s. military that they use as a logistics center and resupply hub. it's not believed to be the result of enemy action. the cause is still under investigation. the incident marks the secondary
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craft crash for the -- second aircraft crash for the military in as many days. the north korean and swedish foreign ministers today finishing up three days of talks, possibly, just possibly paving the way for a u.s. north korea summit in the scandinavian country. but america's top military officer in asia says not so fast. >> north korea remains our most urgent security threat in the region. >> we have to be ready to do the whole thing, and we're ready to do the whole thing if ordered by the president. [thud]
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it's okay. dad took care of us. principal. we can help you plan for that. right now russians heading to the polls for the country's presidential election. more than 100 million voters are eligible to cast ballots from 11 different time zones in the world's biggest country. and with no meaningful opposition, it pretty much is a guarantee that president putin will maintain his power for another six years. that adds to his current 18 years in power. putting him in office till 2024. putin has expressed concern about voter turnout, though, with a lackluster campaign period, but the current conflict with the u.s. and the u.k. could
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actually give him a boost. his popularity in the past has grown during times of anti-western sentiment. north korea's foreign minister holding yet another round of talks with his swedish counterpart in stockholm fuelling speculation the scandinavian country could be the location of a possible meeting between president trump and north korean leader kim jong-un, but a former cia officer is skeptical. >> i'm not really convinced that stockholm is a likely venue for some talks. you know, kim jong-un, the north korean leader, has never left north korea since becoming the country's leader. julie: ryan chilcote has the story. >> julie, the swedish foreign minister didn't reveal much and crucially didn't really provide any new detail on a possible meeting between president trump and the north korean leader kim jong-un. the north korean foreign minister who she was meeting
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with said absolutely nothing at all to the reporters who had gathered outside the venue in sweden. why were the swedes meeting with the koreans? the reason is because sweden is one of only a very few western countries with an embassy in north korea. the u.s. doesn't have one. so sweden often acts as a go between. trump you will recall agreed to meet kim by may. south korean officials who have met with kim say he's willing to discuss the north's nuclear weapons program. it's still not clear though whether that is a potential breakthrough or a repetition of the north's longstanding position that it's willing to get rid of its nukes if the u.s. withdraws its troops from south korea. that's a demand that has long been a nonstarter for u.s. presidents in the past. sweden has been floated as a possible venue for a u.s. north korean summit, but many people say a much more likely venue is just on the south korean side of the dmz, that is of course if president trump and kim jong-un are actually to sit down.
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julie? julie: ryan chilcote reporting from london. thank you. a small airplane crashes in the philippines shortly after take-off from a manila airport. all five passengers on board confirmed killed along with five others on the ground. witnesses say the plane hit a tree and an electric post before slamming into a house. the cause of the crash is under investigation. back here at home federal investigators looking into airbag malfunctions in some kia and hyundai cars. this after four people were reportedly killed and six others injured when the airbag failed to deploy after crashes. the national traffic safety administration says it is investigating 425,000 cars made by the automakers. st. patrick's day celebrations taking place all across the country today. are you wearing green? we're going to take a look at the highlights as people sport their irish pride. next.
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julie: who doesn't love a dancing shamrock? happy st. patrick's day everybody. the vice president mike pence and his family visited savannah georgia in taking part in the city's annual parade. and nobody does st. patrick's day like chicago. check this out. the chicago river is green. the st. patrick's day tradition was started in 1962. and we're going to have video of that in a second. but just imagine this, a green
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river. the recipe is a dye and apparently it's a secret, but the city says it is environmentally safe. and if you head out east, new york city is having a parade. yeah, we had a big one today. thousands were decked out in green enjoying the festivities. and this was just the beginning. the night is still young. bryan llenas has a look at how the rest of the nation is celebrating. >> julie, this was the 257th running of the st. patrick's day parade in new york city. it's the largest in the world. you know, the first was on march 17th, 1762. that's 14 years before the u.s. declaration of independence. some 2 million spectators came out today to enjoy the six-hour-long parade for 35 blocks on manhattan's 5th avenue, 100 marching bands joined in. today is about celebrating the patron saint of ireland st. patrick who brought christianity to ireland in the fifth century. we spoke to is a man who has been -- we spoke to a man who
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has been coming to the parade in new york since 1953. and tourists from dublin ireland who made the trip. >> it's great. >> does new york make it special? >> oh, yeah, the greatest. >> ireland is a very special country. >> why? >> it is beautiful. it is absolutely beautiful and the irish are beautiful people. >> chicago also celebrated, dyeing its river front in downtown chicago green. a tradition that dates back to 1962. it's a vegetable dye that is environmentally safe. they also had a big parade in downtown. and one of the largest st. patrick's day celebrations in the world is actually in savannah, georgia. vice president mike pence was there. mr. pence's grand father came over from ireland in 1923. there are more than 100 st. patrick's day parades held across the u.s. and around the world. from the five day festival in dublin to even the great wall of china, and rio de janeiro in brazil. some 13 million pints of guinness will be consumed by the end of the day worldwide.
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you know what? the celebrations continue into tomorrow when south boston holds its parade. julie? julie: bryan llenas, thank you. hitching a ride with one popular car service could soon be a whole lot cheaper. find out about the company's new cost effective business model, coming up next. [man] woah. ugh, i don't have my wallet, so - [girl 1] perfect! you can send a digital payment. [man] uhh, i don't have one of those payment apps. [girl 2] perfect! you have a us-based bank account, right? [man] i have wells fargo. [girl 3] perfect! then you should have zelle! ..ec
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you can get a monthly pass for most of train or bus services. now some lift passengers can get their rides in bulk, too. a new subscription service allows customers to pay an up front monthly fee for a set amount of rides with plans range from $199 for 30 rides to $399 for 60 rides. if you live in the city nothing is a good deal. that's how fox reports march 17, 2018. it's st. patrick's day. thanks for watching. "watters world" starts right
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