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you'll hear a lot about that as well. thanks for inviting us into your home tonight. that's it for this "special report," fair, balanced and unafraid. make it a great weekend. "the story" hosted by martha maccallum starts right now. martha? >> martha: good to see you, bret, thanks. breaking tonight, in fact, just moments ago, andrew mccabe has published a stunning editorial in the "the washington post." in it, this piece is titled "not in my worst nightmares did i dream that my fbi career would end this way." he goes on to say i have been accused of lack of candor. that is not true. i did not knowingly mislead or lie to investigators. when asked about contacts with a reporter that were fully within my power to authorize as deputy director and amid the chaos that surrounded me, i answered questions as completely and accurately as i could. and when i realized that some of my answers were not fully accurate or may have
been misunderstood, i took the initiative to correct them. at worst, i was not clear in my responses. and because of what was going on around me, may well have been confused or distracted, he writes. he goes on to say for that i take full responsibility. but that is not lack of candor and under no circumstances could it ever serve as a basis for the very public and extended humiliation that my -- of -- of my family, excuse me, and of me that the administration and the president personally have engaged in over the past year. not in my worst nightmare did i ever dream that my fbi career would end this way. let's bring in catherine herridge with this breaking news tonight. chief intelligence correspondent, also getting a look at this. and she has covered this story from the beginning. catherine, good evening to you. your thoughts on these very strong words tonight from the former deputy director of the fbi? >> well, martha, i can't remember a time when a former fbi director has written such a personal op-ed in a major national newspaper about his
termination at a top law enforcement agency. what jumps out at me and i have just been skimming through as well because it's new and within the last 10 minutes is how he talks about he learned that he had been terminated at the fbi after 21 years. not from the department of justice. not from the fbi. but he says third hand from a friend of his who saw the news breaking on one of the cable networks. and i want to draw your attention to this one section so he says after two decades of public service i found out that i had been fired in the most disembodied impersonal way third hand based on a news account. he goes on to criticize the president pretty openly in this op-ed. he says that he woke up the follow morning, march 17th, to find the president was celebrating his termination and he called that, i'm reading from, again, unhinged public attacks on me that would continue into my life after my service to the fbi. president trump's cruelty reminded me of the days immediately following the firing of james comey, his
old boss, the head of the fbi. on this lack of candor question, martha, his explanation for what happened, there has to be more to it for the justice department and the fbi and their internal affairs division to have terminated him for cause. and i think it's worth reminding people that when the form are national security advisor mike flynn was fired, what those close to him told reporters is that he also was kind of caught up in the confusion and the chaos of the new administration and he didn't remember the sequencing of events that well from his phone calls with the russians. yet, he still was prosecuted and pled guilty to lying to federal agents. so it's a very similar story and in this case mccabe is asking us to believe that this was an honest mistake and that he should not have been punished for that, martha. >> martha: it's a great point, catherine, it's impossible to completely separate those two things. when you are dealing with
internal department of justice, lack of candor is the term that is used. >> that's correct, um-huh. >> martha: used in this other case for lying to the fbi. everyone knows you can't lie when you are being questioned by the fbi. and as you also, i think rightly highlight, this was an internal investigation. he is responding to how the president responded and clearly a lot of people have said that the firing could have been handled much better. but the reality of it is, in terms of how this works, that it was an internal department of justice investigation. >> correct, um-huh. >> martha: investigation that led to him first being sidelined and ultimately fired, correct? >> yes. and what i find extraordinary is that he has published this piece in the "the washington post" and this is coming just about 48 hours after his old boss, fbi director christopher wray told ntsb news that the termination of andrew mccabe was totally by the book and by the regulations. so, this op-ed on its face is really challenging the version of events that was
presented by wray earlier this week. >> martha: just one last question for you, catherine. >> sure. >> martha: i want people to understand what he was accused of. what are the things that surfaced in that report that forced his resignation, his stepping aside and then ultimately his firing? >> okay. so, the inspector general was charged with looking at the handling of the clinton email case by the fbi and the justice department and they also looked at media leaks. in this particular case, there was a conversation with a reporter at the "wall street journal" in october of 2016 and that's kind of where there are different views on what happened. mccabe says he was within his rights to talk to that reporter about the clinton email investigation and the foundation investigation. and that he had the approval from his top boss at that time, fbi director james comey. but, if you read the attorney general's statement very closely, what you will see is that the language does suggest that there were other occasions that mccabe appeared to lack candor in their conversations with the ig. so, based on my reading of the statement and just what
i have learned through my reporting, i don't think it's limited to this one episode of the media leak in october of 2016. i think basically, there is more to it. >> martha: all right. catherine, thank you so much. >> you are welcome. >> martha: glad to have you here tonight. >> sure, of course. >> martha: joining me now is former cia director james woolsey. sir, good to have you here this evening as well. having spent your life serving the country in our intelligence bureaus as leader of the cia and several prominent positions and before that your reaction to this very unusual as catherine points out editorial put outs there by andrew mccabe. >> i think there are two things going here, and they clash. one is that it is understandable to have, perhaps, a very slightly less demanding standard for an internal investigation than for an external one. internal one you have to do better than just not lie. you have to have it sounds
like from the statement full candor. and that's, i think, an appreciably tougher standard to have to deal with. and is something that could lead to confusion and lead to people being argumentative about the questions that are being asked. so, i think that one -- that's a tough one. >> martha: yeah. >> and it is also important to consider some other factors, what mr. mccabe may have said at other times about various things. and that's part of being an fbi agent. you have to respond to your boss' questions, even if they are questions about nuances. and you put those two things together, i think, and you have a really very difficult set of judgments to make. and i'm glad that i don't have to make them.
>> martha: let me ask this because this is potentially part of larger piece. because have you james comey admitting at one point that he released information to the media in an effort to get it out into the bloodstream and in fact to prompt a special counsel because he had these concerns that he didn't want to bring out himself. have you james clapper who at least according to the house intel committee, they believe that he leaked information to cnn about the dossier. he has since said that that's not true. but, you have these three, you know, some of the most powerful people in our intelligence agencies all being accused of leaking things to the media that had potential political under pinnings as their goal and motivation. >> well, i can understand people getting lost in the nuances between candor and lying. i have difficulty understanding how one can deal with this situation.
it's really extraordinarily difficult. i think. >> martha: james comey at one point in his testimony before congress he was asked, have you ever leaked anything, any classified information to the media? he said no, never. go ahead. >> well, that's pretty clear cut. and clear denial and there may be things that took place that are clearly on the other side of that and, therefore, the judgment could be made. but, all of this is swimming in a very murky stream. and i don't envy the investigators who are trying to sort this one out. >> martha: troublesome allegations to be sure. and i'm sure having spent your life in intelligence it's bothersome to you. >> absolutely. >> martha: thank you very much, former director of the cia, mr. woolsey, thank you very much. good to see you this evening. >> good to be with you. >> martha: coming up next: >> i was thinking about doing the veto but because of the incredible gains that
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>> martha: a live look at president trump arriving in west palm beach this evening to spend the weekend at his place in mar-a-lago. it's been quite a day for the president. tonight he vowed never again, reluctantly signing a 1.3 trillion-dollar budget bill. watch this. >> there are a lot of things that i'm unhappy about in this bill. but i say to congress i will
never sign another bill like this again. i'm not going to do it again. nobody read it. it's only hours old. some people don't even know -- $1.3 trillion. it's the second largest ever. >> martha: nobody read it. don't you love that part? but a number of republicans are questioning exactly what the g.o.p. got out of this deal and whether mr. trump as some have said today got rolled by the democrats. this is ann coulter reacting jennifer, she tweeted out congratulations president schumer, essentially saying the president got played here. i will never sign another bill like this again. quoting from the president yeah, because you will be impeached. >> this president promised to drain the swamp. is he a jobs program for the swamp. he says he is going to drant swamp. set best thing that ever happened to the swamp. >> the democrats got most of what they wanted in this bill. democrats weren't necessarily opposed to more defense spending, they just didn't want to get defense spending until they got a lot on domestic spending and
they got most of what they wanted. >> martha: they sure did. joining me now corey lewandowski chief campaign manager and america first action. good to see you tonight. the president is getting a lot of criticism on this from his base and from his supporters who believed that basically the democrats did get everything they wanted in this very fat bill and that there is no fiscal responsibility happening on his watch at this point. >> what the president said today when he signed that bill he was disappointed in what the bill had in total. there are key components in legislation are important. highlight a few of them. $650 billion for the military that will allow our men and women in uniform to get the first pay raise they have had. the largest pay raise they have had in over a decade. we are talking about 24 new navy ships. we're at the smallest navy we have had in a lifetime. we are talking about 90 new aiaircraft's. a-35s. talking about rebuilding our military so we can continue to be the world's greatest super power.
in addition to the military, this bill funded $6 billion to fight the devastating opiate crisis wreaking havoc across our country. we need to get this under control. is this a perfect bill? absolutely not. did the president say it was a bill for national security? it is a bill for national security. >> martha: i gotcha, corey. you know last night he sort of stunned, i think, a lot of people at the white house by coming out and saying he was going to veto the bill. this morning this whole scramble going to do a news conference and wasn't going to do the news conference. moved the people from the pressroom to the diplomat receiving room and gave a straightforward speech. i think there is a feeling that he didn't do what he wanted to do here initially. his gut was telling him he should veto this bill, get a lot of his supporters wanted him to do that and the question tonight is what happened? >> i think you might be right. i think his gut was telling him this was a bad piece of legislation. many of the things that are in this bill, you know, he campaigned against. and what we have seen once again, you know, it's amazing. do you know what congress did?
they went home again. the government is about to shut down. they put one piece of legislation in front of the president and say we put a gun to your head. you are going to sign this and we're going to close the government and it's going to be your fault. why haven't we been able to keep the government open for multiyear period. this is astonishing to myanmar march republicans in the house, republican notice senate. republican notice white house. we thought this was going to be fiscally responsible white house and administration. and they are wondering what the heck is happening? >> well, look, i don't disagree with you. i think 85 or 86 members of the republican party vote against this bill and going to pass with 111 democrats voting for it because the democrats do what the democrats do. they know how to spend money, look, the next generation, you know, our kids, our grandchildren, our great grandchildren are saddled now with 22 potentially $22 trillion in debt. it's unsustainable. this can never happen again. >> martha: that's what the president said. i think a lot of people thought he hit it on the head when he looked at this thing and said they just finished this bill hours ago. nobody has read it and we
are at the deadline. that's the way we do things. people look at that across the country and say are you kidding me? such inefficient way. as you are talking we are watching the president walk down air force one. looks like a beautiful night in west palm beach he's begins this weekend. have a good weekend, too. >> thank you. >> martha: thank you. one group especially unhappy with this budget is veterans. allowing choose own doctors stripped hours before it passed the house that part came out. pete hegseth u.s. army veteran and host of "fox & friends weekend" spends a huge amount of his life and time supporting the veterans of this country, so what happened? >> well, what happened was, the swamp happened. i hate to say it that way. but, first of all, on the larger deal, the president's achilles heel is the military. he wants to fund the military. you saw what happened under obama and desis he creation of sequestration. that's why he supported the bill even though a lot of us hopes he might veto it at the v.a., you had included in the bill was an opportunity for vets to choose their own doctor or
the v.a. a private option, which the president promised. at the last minute representative tim walls is he a democrat and nancy pelosi conspired to pull it out of the bill and instead increase more funding of the v.a. which we have seen time and time again. so you add more money to the v.a. >> martha: took away the choice. >> took away the actual reforms that would give veterans real choice and instead they said let's add more funding and hood winked a lot of people at the last minute to do so. again, it's how the swamp works at the last minute to make a deal. democrats to get their votes, to get more money, said we are going to take out the real reforms that would have advanced the president's agenda in exchange for money. democrats will say we helped the vets. they are not helping the vets. the president's heart is in the right place. he is signing this bill because he supports the troops and the vets are in a tough spot. >> martha: ann coulter was talking about when she said congratulations president schumer and here comes impeachment. the fear is this alienates
the people who support him and have supported the people who, you know, they believe are going to vote like him and that you are going to end up with people who are in the middle deciding that democrats are a better choice for them like we saw in pennsylvania with the conor lamb election and, you know, he is going to lose his majority which hasn't, you know, worked well in some ways and not so well in others anyway. >> today may have been the day that the party of fiscal responsibility in the g.o.p. died. there isn't real commitment to that today at all. if you are not committed to fiscal responsibility, then at least be committed to reform. and from the v.a. and across the board, you saw them give away the farm in exchange for defense spending. which i'm in support of. i understand his heart is in the right place, but he lost on so many other places because members of congress, whether it's mitch mcconnell or paul ryan don't want to fight the fight and bring it to the brink, and that's why a veto could have done that. i understand why he did what he did. we gave away a lot and you have to fight to take a lot of that terrain back.
>> martha: they got so burned shutting down the government. they are terrified to go ahead and, you know, to push that button again. >> they won the last one, martha. the last shut down was one. schumer knew and got the item of daca and the wall. i think it's a fight he can win. i understand where he is at. >> martha: good to see you at night. >> see you in the morning. >> martha: real story behind the cambridge analytica facebook scandal why it may not be the bombshell on corrupt campaigns that seems to be reported out here. next guest knows first hand how these things works. analytics for the cruz campaign, he says it's not what it appears to be. ♪ feel the clarity of non-drowsy claritin 24 hour relief when allergies occur. day after day, after day. because life should have more wishes and less worries. feel the clarity and live claritin clear. you or joints. something for your heart... but do you take something for your brain.
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today jim and evelyn piazza alongside pennsylvania state senate majority leader jake come minute unveiled legislation called the timothy j. piazza anti-hazing law. the bill calls for more harsh penalties for people caught hazing it requires that schools have anti-hazing policies and reporting procedures in place and that it keeps students and parents in the know about what's going on on their campuses. at the same time today in the courtroom behind them, a preliminary hearing on charges against 11 members of the now shuttered beta threatbaitfraternity. we will keep. we will keep you updated on all of the developments. also developing tonight, new questions about what, if any, role cambridge analytica actually played in the 2016 election. the acting ceo for the
consulting firm says none of the data that was mined from facebook was actually used. saying, in part, quote: please can i be absolutely clear? we did not use any gsr, global science research data in the work we did in the 2016 u.s. presidential election there. here now chris wilson, former director of research and analytics for the 2016 cruz for president campaign. he is also ceo of wilson perkins allen research. thanks for being here tonight. >> good to be here, martha. >> martha: this story has all of the potential drama that i think a lot of people are looking for. when you start to peel back actually what was in this data, whether or not it was actually used and whether or not it was actually effective, it appears that there is more to the story than meets the eye. your thoughts? >> well, it is. i think the cambridge analytica story has been tough because their marketing efforts are so overblown you have to separate from what they did from what they claim they did from what they claim they can do from what they
actually can do. all of those things come together and create a very confusing story for anybody just listening to. this their acting ceo. the reason there is acting ceo, former ceo suspended for making outrageous accusations on camera about hiring ukrainian prostitutes. that's the kind of things that happen. as he was quoted saying today marketing is not done under oath. i think have you got to really kind of look at what exactly is being considered here. the first part is whether or not psycho graphic data which is what cambridge says they do was used during the presidential campaign. they said they didn't do it for trump. even if they did this psycho graphic target something based on academic research on ocean scores that has been widely published and available open source online from several universities. this is not something that is some sort of secret sauce that being done by a super
villain. like i said even if it was effective, the fact that it would have been taken from facebook, i think is outlandish on its face and now they are saying that it wasn't anyway. >> martha: both the company and trump campaign say none of this facebook data was used in anything that they did. now, the cruz campaign also hired cambridge analytica at one point. did you find their information useful? >> they were a data science staffing firm for us. very good data scientists. people on my team in houston would define themselves as really cruz for president employees even though that's where we got them from. from the overall standpoint of their data, let me be clear, there are several sources campaign gets data from. without boring your listeners, i will tell you that there are between warranty records or -- there are several companies that sell this type of information. you can get multiple pieces of data on a person. now, the facebook data is where this all comes down to. and if there was something that was done that was wrong, it would be cambridge
gathering facebook data under the outside businesse ausg it for campaign. that would be unethical. obama campaign used facebook data in 2012. absolutely legal for them and some corporations used it. by the way they did it is by sharing your information with us on the obama campaign and let us talk to your friends and you chose whether or not to do that. you weren't doing it to take a personality test or academic reasons. that wasn't really facebook's fault. that was somebody doing something unethical if it occurred that way. and then the way in which they used it would be the other part of it. >> martha: there is a lot of questions that you raise whether or not this psycho graphic thing works. they found it didn't really work that well in terms of determining or being able to influence someone's voting decision, the trump campaign has said that they also found something similar. so, chris, thank you very much. just a tip of the iceberg on this. but we will keep digging, thank you very much. good to see you tonight. >> thank you, martha. >> martha: coming up, you know attitude can be everything. and one familiar face here
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>> we have a situation here on chappaquiddick. >> there has been an accident. we can't find mary jo. >> what the hell happened last night? >> i was driving. >> do you have any idea court of public opinion will have your head on a stake. >> we tell the truth or at least our version of it. i want you to know that every effort possible was made to save her. >> what too we do to help the senator. >> a dead body holds a lot of secrets. those can be the difference between guilt and innocence. >> are you saying that there is a possibility that maybe she didn't drown? >> mary jo! >> i could have had her out of that car in 25 minutes if i got the call. but no one called. >> sometimes the path you are on isn't always the path you choose. >> what's stopping you from
making that choice yourself? >> i can't watch you do this, ted. >> do what, joe? >> self-destruct. >> oh my god, what have i done? >> martha: it's a chilling movie. yesterday i sat down with the producer mark. there is detachment in this movie and i think a very clean, clear telling of what happened. it's so chilling. the first thing, you know, that obviously strikes anyone's mind when you watch what happened that night is how did he get out and why didn't she? >> yeah, you know, really we try to go down the middle with telling the facts. the writers use the inquest as their source and, you know, we try not to editorialize at all. but, you know, he doesn't know how he got out and, you know, probably through a window. she wasn't able to to get out. but we weren't there. but we try to put the pieces together as best we could
and have that narrative of the story that, you know, was really compelling and, you know, read leak a thriller page turner. >> martha: such a tragedy for the family and they were dealing with a very powerful kennedy machine. here is a part of the movie that tells about how they came up with the strategy because they had to figure out a way to protect that young senator. watch. >> this country has a deep connection to the kennedy name. that's a valuable thing, gentlemen. we can't just let that go to waste. we need to remind the american people what this family has been through and how much left we have to achieve. >> how are you planning on doing that, ted? >> a nationally televised statement, all three networks, prime time. >> is that all? >> why not have ted fill in for carson on "the tonight show"? >> that's actually not a bad
idea. the networks will donate the time if it's part of their news coverage. >> we can frame the national conversation the way we want it framed. >> how do we do that. >> he has looks pathetic. >> we ge fill in for carson. >> we tell the truth or at least our version of it and ends with an appeal to the voters, to the people that elected me we need to remind them this family perseveres. we don't back down from a fight. we don't get backed into a corner. we have a true compass and we follow it i followed mine the best i could that night and me and paul and joe, we did everything we could to save that poor girl. >> son. >> amen to that [bleep] >> martha: can you hear the spin machine as it gets going there. but the reality is, as you show in the movie, there were -- there was 10 hours in between. so he climbs out of the water, he goes back to his hotel. he takes a shower. he lays down. he wakes up. he goes for breakfast.
in between he is calling and consulting and his two -- his cousin and his friend go and try to get her out, down in the water again. so the coverup has already begun and it's been in motion for 10 hours, right, mark? >> yes. i mean, the facts that are -- that we know of lay it out. and it's really compelling, you know, what his choices were, you know weren't the best. but, you know, he certainly probably thought that she did not survive. they went there. he was supposed to report it. he did not. we know he called hyannis port. there were certain conversations and they decided not to -- he decided not to do anything until the next day. and, you know, the island lit up and then he made a statement and, you know, the really interesting part of the movie too is what happens after and that was really kind of really interesting to explore and watch and, you know, it's a piece of american history. you know, it was all with the moon landing happening at the same time. >> martha: you think of it that weekend, so you are one
year past the assassination of bobby kennedy and martin luther king. you've got that weekend that they are all at this weekend in chappaquiddick the moon landing happened. you think about how this would play out today with twitter and social media and people that would have been on the scene snapping pictures on their cell phones. he really did benefit from the time that he lived in when all of this went down. >> yeah. i mean, i can't imagine what would happen today. i mean, obviously it would be a lot different. but, you know, that piece of -- certainly that week in 1969 that we examined and, you know, really retry to have that authenticity and walter cronkite plays like a narrative with the moon landing and chappaquiddick reporting. you know, being able to kind of go to chappaquiddick and go to that bridge and having a young boy found the car the next day, run to that dike house which he passed on the way going back in the party. you know, it's an indictment. but, you know, we try to
humanize things as well and have the scenes emotional and make it a character study. but at the end of the day, i think it's a compelling movie that has really kind of, you know, really hit a core with both sides of the aisle. >> martha: yeah. it feels very authentic in terms of the way you captured that period and the moment by moment telling of that story and ted kennedy himself said in his autobiography that it was something that he lived with, the responsibility for the rest of his life and people can judge for themselves as they watch it play out. mark, congratulations on the film. it's very well done and we thank you very much for being on the story tonight. good to see you, sir. >> thanks for having me. >> martha: here with chris stirewalt fox news editor and political history this is a fascinating movie. i think it's very well done. as you point out, one of the characters that we didn't really know that well before this movie is mary jo can a she
looks very different in retrospect. >> not just winning performance here and the way these filmmakers cast her and told her story but how we see women now than how we saw them in 1969. she is not a footnote mary jo was not incidental contact. she was vivacious 28-year-old woman. she was not a kid. she was a 28-year-old woman who had aspirations in politics. saw herself on the national stage. she was not incidental contact. she was a real human being and this movie helps achieve that. >> martha: they talk about how he had no atonement, no process of ever really sort of paying the piper for what his responsibility was. it would have been a very different story if he had run directly to the authorities and said let's try to get her out. this chapter would be completely different, chris. >> well, the chapter would be completely different. but even if he hadn't. even if he hadn't done all of those things, he did, as you say, in his autobiography say that he lived with that for the rest of his life. the way you might live with
any accident. the culpability, right, so ted kennedy still, think about this, after this incident, the shocking, this appalling incidents, that offended the conscience of the country, after that he is still running for president in 1980. he did not understand -- ted kennedy did not process at any point in his career the fact that this was a disqualifying kind of thing. and in order -- we are absolutely a country that believes in a culture that believes in very vigorously that people can be rehabilitated. that we believe in forgiveness and believe in redemption here in this lynn ton season folenten season. atonement comes before you have to atone first. ted kennedy never took ownership of it because as the movie very, very searingly depicts it was about spinning the narrative and controlling the discussion. >> martha: she was dispensable, that's the bottom line and the kennedy machine clicked into high gear in order to fix his
life. >> and they called her a boiler room girl. i think that's what it was. the dismissive term. i just would bring up another figure from american history who we see now monica lewenski and what happened with bill clinton. 20 years later we look back as part of this larger reckoning taking place in american culture and say oh my gosh, that was totally unacceptable. that wasn't boys being boys. that wasn't the way politics are. that wasn't the way men in power are. we are now going to get to look at mary jo differently too. >> martha: thank you very much. good to see you tonight, sir. >> you bet. >> martha: coming up next, she is working when most of us are sleeping and she does it with a smile. you may not know that our janice dean has another battle on her hands with a serious illness that she refuses to let slow her down. we admire her for that and we're glad she is here tonight to tell her story next. ♪ ♪ gas, bloating, constipation and diarrhea can start in the colon
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was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and this time after having been good for so long was not good. in the days and weeks since, her story has taken a turn for the better. she writes about it in a new op-ed on foxnews.com. this is my #ms, my journey with multiple sclerosis. here now with more on that fox news senior meteorologist janice dean. janice, always good to see you. >> thank you. >> martha: this was rough. everybody can relate to that feeling of waiting for test results. try to get your mind on something else. then when your phone lit up you knew january januar. >> on my son's seventh birthday having donuts and tea. she hadn't called me usually when i get test results in this case mris only indication doctors get there is a flair up. there is no cure for ms. it's a chronic illness i will have for the rest of my life. she called friday night 7:30 on my son-in-law's birthday. i had to leave the room.
she was telling me she was seeing new lesions on my spine. my brain was clear but my spine was showing inflammation. it was a punch in the gut because i have been doing so well. and the thing about ms is you can, you know, be in remission for weeks, months, years, and then it comes back. and it is literally one of those things where i wake up in the morning and if i can put my two feet on the ground and stand up i am grateful. more march it's a good day. >> we decided on a different course of action. i have been on the same drug on and off for 13 years to have my kids. i went off of them and i went back on them. she said it's time to get more aggressive. i'm on a new drug, it's an infusion once a month where i go into to the doctor's office. and it takes two hours. i brought my husband sean with me this time around. >> martha: the op-ed was written because of the motivation and the words of goodwill and the cheering section that i have not only here at fox news but my family and my good friends. and meghan mccain is one of my good friends and her dad, of course, everyone knows is going through brain cancer.
and she knows doctors' offices and medical charts and all that. >> martha: tell everybody what she reached out of to you and said. >> she said to me she wanted to know what i was taking and what the side effects possibly could be. and she said can i come with you to the doctor's office when you get your medicine? and it was just in that moment where i was like that's all a friend has to say to you is can i come with you? can i sit with you? how are you doing? >> martha: keep you company. >> and keep you company. >> martha: good friend >> that's why i decided to write the op-ed. encouraging words you get. that's what i wanted to do with people diagnosed with ms. it's ms awareness month to let them know i'm in your cheering section. it's a tough road and tough journey sometimes but all you need is somebody to say i got you. >> martha: have you been so wonderful at seeing the blessing from this experience and those are some of them, the friendships, the things that people tell you. your son's teacher has ms that was another one of those signs, a blessing to help him get through it.
>> absolutely. january january thank you so much. >> and thank you to you too. you are one of the people see me in the hallway. >> martha: we started together in a shared office with no window in the middle of the building. >> you were there when i was diagnosed i thank the people here at fox news. >> martha: everybody out there loves you and we thank you for staying late for us tonight. good to see you, my friend. here is another great story. coming up, we are celebrating national puppy day. >> oh, yes. i'm staying. >> martha: stick around. ♪ n h. for any sort of discomfort in yours. preparation h. get comfortable with it.
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he will be spoiled tonight. he won't even know. that is the story for tonight. thank you very much for being with us, everybody. have a fantastic weekend. tucker carlson in d.c. coming up next. >> tucker: good evening and welcome to "tucker carlson tonight." tomorrow is the march for our lives and designed to lobby for new gun control legislation across the country. the event is backed by wealthy and powerful people, billionaire michael bloomberg, former mayor of new york, new york governor andrew cuomo and many others. some of what they are calling for is unconstitutional and irrational. it cannot work. it won't work, and that's why it's not already the law. it's not just nra lobbying, it's common sense. the organizers would rather not get into all those details and they certainly don't want to have all those debates. that's why they are hidin