tv Fox News Night With Shannon Bream FOX News March 23, 2018 8:00pm-9:00pm PDT
unwieldy, no one thought they could stop it. can't be the way we govern and spend the taxpayer dollars. up next, shannon bream. good night from washington. i'll see you back here monday. >>hello and welcome to fox news at night. i'm shannon bream in washington. we are poring through a brand-new directive straight in the president's desk. those with a history or diagnosis of gender d-- leland vittert joins us alive. >> for all the nuance of trying to understand those 48 pages of
new government policy, well, the reaction tells you just about everything. civil rights groups and transgender advocacy groups are furious. the policy set forth by the secretary of defense state that transgender persons with a history or diagnosis with gender dysphoria are disqualified from military. more on that in a minute. the department of defense concludes there are substantial risks associated with allowing the retention of individuals with history or diagnosis of gender --
it's not conducive to military effectiveness. we keep hearing that over and over. and while the new policy allows a few narrow exceptions, it is not for the aclu, who said the white house has released tonight is transphobia as policy. on the other hand, the center for military readiness says the policy does not go far enough. in part, from their statement, the president says, this announcement today, says nothing about ending political correctness in the military. a promise that president trump made. and we were hoping he would
keep. the family research council said the president is keeping his promises. what is clear is there are these feelings on both sides and both sides will have no problem telling any judge or any court where they can find how they feel about it. >> this is where this is headed next. thank you for digging through. well, tonight former fbi director mccabe is speaking out about his firing. not in my worst nightmares did i dream my fbi career would end this way. >> it is notable that this comes exactly one week after he was fired. we learn how he found out the news of his dismissal.
he found out when a friend called him after seeing it on the news. last week mccabe released a statement defending himself. he goes into a bit more detail about is circumstances surrounding his dismissal, beginning with a full-on denial of any wrongdoing, saying, "i have been accused of a lack of candor. that is not true. i did not knowingly mislead or lie to investigators." he was fired for leaking information to the media about the investigation into the clinton foundation and then lacking candor or lying to investigators about it. he claims he was authorized to speak with that reporter and did his best to answer questions about it. for a bit of context, this interview would have been an early to mid-2017. and the bureau was under a lot
of fire for its handling of the clinton investigations. he claims he may not have completely answered those questions as accurately as he could, so he went onto try to correct him. but he claims his firing is nothing more than a political attack led by the president himself, saying, "at worst, i was not clear in my responses and because of what was going on around me, may have been confused and distracted. for that i take full responsibility. but that is not a lack of candor." it's important to note that attorney general sessions explained that mccabe's meeting with a reporter and his subsequent dishonesty about it was one of multiple cases in which he lacked candor and
caused for him to be fired. mccabe's case was handled by the book and he denied that any politics played a role in that decision. >> i want to be careful about what i can say about the process, but i will tell you that my commitment to making sure that our process is followed, that it relies on objective input and that, most importantly, it is not based on political or partisan influence is something that i am unyielding on. >> he's now fighting for his pension, estimated to be worth more than $1.5 million. this is certainly one of their first steps to try to win this case in the court of public opinion. >> it's going to take a while. thank you very much. president trump, a veto but
ultimately signed the bill to keep them funded. while signing the bill, he blasted congress and democrats in particular for coming up with a plan he said no one had time to read. he's promising he's never going to do that again. or will he? let's talk about it with our contributors. jason chaffetz and juan williams. here's what the president said. >> i say to congress, i will never sign another bill like this again. i'm not going to do it again. to prevent the omnibus situation from ever happening again, i'm calling on congress to give me a line-item veto for all government spending bills. and the senate must end. they must end the filibuster
rule and get down to earth. >> what do you think he goes with either one of those issues he's got there? he wants the senate to get rid of the filibuster, meaning they can move things with 51 votes instead of 60. a lot of opposition to both of those ideas. >> the line-item veto, these things are not written on the side of mount sinai. these are senate rules. they got their spending and appropriation bills done months ago, but you can only look at mitch mcconnell as the leader of the senate for not bringing up these bills individually and to release them essentially less than 48 hours and 2,000-plus
pages. the president thought everybody was going to veto it. and maybe he should have. it was an atrocity. >> the democrats were excited and happy about this bill. we heard praise from senator schumer and nancy pelosi. they were celebrating this thing saying they got all of their priorities. if the president's the best negotiator in the world, how did he end up with something that the democrats love? >> the democrats were fearful that the president, with total control of the government, would have forced them to make serious cuts in domestic spending and forced them to fund his wall and make some kind of deal on the dreamers. none of that happened. none of that, zero.
given reality of republican control of washington at this moment, they feel like, wow, i got out of that trap. i do sense a little disappointment because i think from the point of conservatives, the idea that this blows up the deficit, something so used -- i think it's hard for the republicans to swallow this. i think on his part, an attempt at face saving because he knows he's got to speak to conservatives about the idea that he just blew up the deficit. >> i want to get you both to weigh in on a piece in the washington post. i did not knowingly mislead or lie to investigators. i answered questions as
completely and accurately as i could. and when i realized that some of my answers were not fully accurate or misunderstood, i took the initiative to correct them. because of what was going on around me, i may well have been confused. that is not a lack on candor. >> no, it is much more deep than that. if mr. mccabe wants to waive his rights to privacy, if he wants to illuminate, if he wants to shine light on what really happened, through a multitude of reasons as to why he got fired. and tomorrow morning he can waive that and put it all out there. he wasn't fired for just one leak. there were multiple instances here. and it was the fbi itself that fired him, not president trump, not the crazy republicans in the house. it was the fbi itself that came to the conclusion that this person needed to be fired. >> juan, he said that he was
disoriented and sick to his stomach as he learned that he would be fired just one day before his birthday and his retirement. he said it was a public humiliation to him and his family. those were people who were appointed and in power during the obama administration. >> it's the attorney general. he's in a tenuous position himself in terms of his relationship with president trump. but i was struck by exactly what you and congressman chaffetz were struck by. he said he didn't mislead them, but he said there were some inaccurate -- inaccuracies.
he says that there was lots of chaos and confusion. but i just thought, huh, it looks to me like he's preparing a defense for when the actual report comes out. we don't have it yet. >> it is coming. we are all waiting for it. have a great weekend. good to see you both. another tough day for the markets. so what does it all mean? >> back to january 2016 to see the stock market lose this much ground in one week. investors are worried about three big forces, a potential trade war with china, the direction of interest rates, and
the affordability of the $1.3 trillion in new government spending. most investors think that the tariff that is we have imposed on china and that china have imposed in retaliation are just at the beginning. as a result, investors are reconsidering their positions. the federal reserve raised interest rates on wednesday. higher rates makes all borrowing more expensive. it can be a headwind for the economy and stocks. congress passing and the president signing that massive spending bill was a darned if you don't, darned if you don't scenario. it added pressure. some traders say this week feels like the brutal two-week selloff we saw in february. so buckle your seat belts for
next week. >> the justice department indicted nine iranians for conspireing to break into computers. it comes as the woman in charge of securing the president's nuclear arsenal from hack erhac. she gives her first national interview. >> with technology brings great opportunity, also risk. >> bailey is charged with guarding national security systems across the defense department and u.s. government, with hundreds of thousands of probing attacks daily. >> what are they trying to accomplish? >> each has their own thing they're looking at. certain nations want
intellectual property. certain nations want to disrupt. >> the targeting now goes beyond government computer networks. >> think of aircraft air -- carriers. all of those things. we provide codes, keys. we provide keying for all of the nuclear command and control for the nation. >> like the black suitcase nicknamed the nuclear football, it allows him to authorize a nuclear attack. >> you're trying to ensure the cybersecurity of the nuclear football >> absolutely, everything. >> it's an attractive target for hackers. >> absolutely, sure. like we mentioned earlier, there's nothing off the plate. >> today the justice department announced charges against
iranian hackers. >> that stolen information was used by the revolutionary guard or sold for profit in iran. >> nsa is either called in or deploys a team of specialist. >> it was my job to catch hackers. >> 28-year-old charles hobson is part of the team, who rarely speaks publicly. >> we want to tell the story of how they got him to prevent them from having future success. >> bailey said information operations are not new, but social media is like throwing gasoline on the fire. >> with sanctions recently imposed on russia, bailey said it's not new, but social media is like throwing gasoline on the
fire. >> the french interior minister says the suspect was shot down after he stormed a super market. there are reports the attacker claimed allegiance to isis. >> two more supporters after $10,000 if he would agree to drop his client. the attorney claims the men promised to introduce him to n bannon, as part of the deal, which never happened. wednesday night, a car filled with propane tanks breached the perimeter of travis air force base, killing the driver. that incident is reportedly being investigated as a possible
act of terrorism. more than a half million people expected to attend the march for our lives. we're going to talk with one parkland high school survivor speaking out in support of the second amendment and being blacklisted for that. ♪ ah, my poor mouth breather. allergies? stuffy nose? can't sleep? enough. take that. a breathe right nasal strip of course. imagine just put one on and pow! it instantly opens your nose up to 38% more than allergy medicine alone. so you can breathe, and sleep. better than a catnap. shut your mouth and say goodnight, mouthbreathers. breathe right. oh! there's one.a "the sea cow""
>>as gun violence and school safety are in the spotlight this weekend with student demonstrations scheduled nationwide, the california supreme court made a notable ruling. trace. >> shannon, until now the courts had found that only schools through the 12th grade were responsible for protecting students from violence. this ruling takes it up a level, saying colleges also have a reasonable duty to protect students. students are incredibly vulnerable and dependent on their colleges for a safe environment. this all stems from a 2009 case where a student at ucla was
stabbed and nearly killed by a fellow classmate. before the stabbing, the attacker made it very clear to the university that students were harassing him and that he wanted to be moved. he also warned of dire consequences if he wasn't moved, and yet he wasn't moved. a few months before the stabbing, the same student went to campus mental health after hearing voices and was expelled from university housing after a confrontation with another student. airlines and hotels must reasonably protect their passengers and guests. this ruling stands to affect hundreds of thousands of students across the nation's largest state. and speaking of protecting kids, the superintendent of the blue mountain school district in
pennsylvania has come up with a novel concept, allowing students to protect themselves with rocks. >> if an armed intruder attempts to gain entrance into any of our classrooms, they will faced with a classroom full of students with rocks and they will be stoned. >> if they get locked in a classroom, at least they'll have something to throw, should the shooter come inside. shannon. >> all right, trace. thank you very much. the california bullet train already way overbudget and woefully behind schedule is facing new problems tonight. >> california has plenty of problems. getting from san francisco to l.a. isn't one of them, unless you believe governor jerry brown. >> i like trains. i like high-speed trains even better. >> he remains the biggest
cheerleader of a train that seems unlikely to ever connect the state's two largest cities. >> it's not that expensive. we can afford it. we cannot not afford it. >> it's double, perhaps triple that. $98 billion. >> we have over 119 miles under design in construction. we have 17 current active construction sites. >> voters approved the project in 2008, predicated on a series of promises now almost entirely broken. san francisco to l.a. in two hours in 40 minutes, no. private sector investment, no. big federal subsidy, no. financially self-sufficient, highly unlikely. >> it'll never be completed. politicians do this because they want projects to move ahead and they figure they'll be out of
office by the time they get completed. >> cities, counties, water companies, farm bureaus and landowners sued to stop the project. >> the reality is, can anybody tell us what we're sacrificing this stuff for because they can't complete the project. >> california supreme court found state officials misled about the project but didn't stop it. the earliest any train would be 20 2029. >> we should cancel it right now to save taxpayers money. >> governor brown invited president trump to visit the train. he didn't. and republicans have no interest in bailing out california. >> instead of being hailed as a visionary, brown's bullet train may go down as the biggest waste of money in state history. >> all right, thank you.
well, this busy friday began with a tweet talenting a veto. the president decided to boost the military. it almost had no border wall money. it was full of things that democrat found exciting. our panel weighs in on the other side of this break. ake. the check they sent isn't enough to replace your totaled new car. the guy says they didn't make the mistake. you made the mistake. i beg your pardon? he says, you should have chosen full-car replacement. excuse me? let me be frank, he says: you picked the wrong insurance plan. 'no. i picked the wrong insurance company.' with liberty mutual new car replacement™, we'll replace the full value of your car plus depreciation. liberty stands with you™. liberty mutual insurance. your society was led by a woman, who governed thousands...
now with 5 times more detail than other dna tests. weeds. nature's boomerang. at roundup®, we know they keep coming back. you never invited this stubborn little rascal to your patio. so, draw the line. one spray of roundup® max control 365 kills to the root and keeps weeds away for up to 12 months. because patios should be for cooking out and kicking back. draw the line with roundup®. trusted for over forty years. ♪ ♪
especially if you need to get to a bathroom a lot. used to be me, before urinozinc with the ingredients in the special formula that can help you with your problem day and night, and supports a healthy, normal prostate. urinozinc, the number one prostate health brand. and supports a healthy, normal prostate. money managers are pretty much the same. all but while some push high commission investment products, fisher investments avoids them.
some advisers have hidden and layered fees. fisher investments never does. and while some advisers are happy to earn commissions from you whether you do well or not, fisher investments fees are structured so we do better when you do better. maybe that's why most of our clients come from other money managers. fisher investments. clearly better money management. >>many conservatives are less than thrilled that president trump actually signed the bill. they're calling it a disgrace and say it could lead to his impeachment. tonight's panel will break it down for us. thank you all for joining us tonight. there's been a lot of partisan
chatter about this. democrats kind of got what they wanted. they can campaign on it this fall. they got a lot of money they wanted for domestic issues and he didn't cut off a lot of things he said he wouldn't fund. >> apart from him looking like he doesn't know what he's doing. one minute he says he's going to veto it and then he's signing it. a little bit unpresidential to say the least. i understand where conservatives are coming from on this. what has this president done for the working-class people that voted for him? not much. >> a lot of people would say the tax cut. 80% of the tax cut went to the wealthy elite. >> 80% of people are getting a tax cut. >> that's not true. >> i'm just -- they said 80% of
people are getting tax cut. >> for the first two to three years, perhaps they'll see a very minimal tax cut. the majority of americans will see a tax increase in the out years. this isn't a tax debate, but 80% of the benefits are going to the wealthy elite. the tax bill heaped a trillion dollars of debt. this bill will heap another trillion dollars of debt on the working-class americans. what else is in here? a lot of pork. he didn't get a wall. schumer got a tunnel. and i kind of understand where a lot of conservatives are coming from on this. what is this president doing for the people that voted for him? >> they're angry. >> it's always been that he always overpromises and doesn't
deliver. >> when he started saying he was going to be there, first of all, you all know there was a complete meltdown freak-out when he said that. >> but there were some allies of the president who were confused about why trump waited until after the bill had passed both chambers of congress to oppose it. they were touting unity within the republican party with regards to the bill. and only after it was essentially to late to do anything about it, president trump whipped out the opposition. now we're learning they rejected a bill that would have extended
daca protections that the white house originally said they wanted to be the scope of negotiations. instead they were trying to limit it to the 800,000 daca recipien recipients. >> i want to play a little bit of what rush limbaugh said today about how this played out for the president. >> it's time to stop thinking of the congress is made up of republicans and democrats. this remains establishment versus outsider, ruling class versus trump and his voters. this budget is an absolute disgrace. apart from the absence of any dealing with the daca kids, the immigration aspects of this budget are nothing more than a huge victory for the open
borders people. a huge victory for the anti-enforcement of immigration law people. nancy pelosi was gloating on the floor of the house. she said to the president, if you want to think you're getting a wall, you just think it and sign the bill. >> so he frames this as the president versus the swamp. >> mm-hm. well, republicans are the ones that put the president over the barrel here. he's complaining basically about this process. you've got the leaders of the republican party, who ultimately have allowed 48 hours to read the bill. and inside the bill are all these things that only benefit the democrats. it places restrictions on the amount of deportation. it does nothing to move the goal post further in the direction of
the president agenda. and republicans are scared of their own shadow in 2018. i think what they're forgetting is the thing that they should be afraid of is they're not living up to their promises. they would rather see them have a spine than to vote for something that will keep the government open but not keep them in the congress. >> yeah, that's what my twitter feed sounds like right now. thank you for being here. have a great weekend. all right. tonight, you will get to hear what the stoneman douglas junior thinks about guns.
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. with the right financial advisor, life can be brilliant.
with otezla, 75% clearer skin is achievable after just 4 months, ... with reduced redness, thickness, and scaliness of plaques. and the otezla prescribing information has no requirement for routine lab monitoring. don't use if you're allergic to otezla. otezla may cause severe diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting. tell your doctor if these occur. otezla is associated with an increased risk of depression. tell your doctor if you have a history of depression or suicidal thoughts, or if these feelings develop. some people taking otezla reported weight loss. your doctor should monitor your weight and may stop treatment. other side effects include upper respiratory tract infection and headache. tell your doctor about all the medicines you take and if you're pregnant or planning to be. ♪ otezla. show more of you. [thud] [screaming & crying] ♪ [screaming & crying] ♪ [screaming & crying]
[phone ping] with esurance photo claims, you could have money for repairs within a day... wow! that was really fast. huh. ...so it doesn't have to hurt for long. hmm. that's insurance for the modern world. esurance. an allstate company. click or call. >>upwards of a half million people are expected to descend of washington dc tomorrow for the march for our lives february 14th. some of those students, you see them here featured on the "time" magazine, are calling for tougher gun control measures. but one parkland student, not included on that cover, has a different opinion. kyle kashuv is a junior at stoneman douglas high school. how are you doing?
>> it's tough but i'm trying to negate the fact of what happened by speaking with legislators. i think it's much more important and i can get through this because i'm meeting with legislators. >> you've been to the white house. you've met with people across the spectrum and push for legislation that got tucked into this bill that a lot of people don't like. that's a major accomplishment. >> the biggest thing here was we met with anyone who wanted to meet. and we made sure that we got all aspects of the discussion. we thought this was truly the best solution to this and we ran with that. >> all sorts of funding to beef up physical security at schools. that is no small thing that you got that done. so congrats to you. i know you have classmates on the other side. i know you have others that don't want to come out publicly
and speak as you have saying that make banning all these guns is not the one sole answer. >> the reason i don't think i'll be marching is i do want to show solidarity, but they want to ban assault rifles and i don't agree with that. >> i see a lot of these interviews from people who are referencing a lot of things and seem like they're misinformed. a lot of people think that the young people like you that have been through such a traumatic event are being used and don't realize it. >> well, it's even worse than that. some of the rhetoric that is being used in the march for our lives event is counterproductive and counterintuitive. it makes all of my generation look terrible and how people are addressing the people who really will be enacting change.
i think it's really -- it disgusts me to see an individual talked to senator rubio like that because i personally developed a connection with him and he's a really great guy. all these senators and all the people in washington truly care about making sure this won't happen again. >> no one wants to see anyone go through one of these mass shootings. actually getting things done is hard. the media hasn't taken kashuv seriously but millions of americans have, including dozens of lawmakers, including the president of the united states. >> i think it shows that there are certain ways to go through chain and there are proper channels and proper levels of respect necessary to enact change. there's a clear-cut way. there's certain things you don't do and certain things you do do. getting this through shows that there are certain ways to do so.
>> we enjoy hearing from voices across the spectrum, and i think it's important that you're included. all right. so if teenagers 18 and older want to buy a gun, there are retailers who will no longer sell them to them. it's an institutional right. dick's is one of them. we're going to debate that when night court convenes next. heartburn! no one burns on my watch! try alka seltzer... ultra strength heartburn relief chews. with more acid-fighting power than tums chewy bites. mmmmm...amazing. i have heartburn. heartburn relief from alka-seltzer. enjoy the relief.
>>it is time now for night court. dick's sporting goods facing legal trouble over its decision not to sell firearms to anyone younger than 21, citing the parkland shooting. we've got a 20-year-old also filing suit against the company. he wasn't allowed to buy a 22-caliber rifle. our legal eagles tonight, emily compagno and kent sim -- zimmerman. he says these are lawful products, like them or not.
i think these actions by companies are on shaky legal grounds. how do you defend the decision? >> there's no age d discrimination law. no one can be discriminated against on the basis of age, including 39 and under. however, the michigan state of appeals has construed that. it's really in the realm of employment, applicants and people hired or fired based on their age and that's what it's meant to protect. in terms of the actual lawsuit, the reason this will fail is simply because retail businesses can establish a law that's more restrictive than a federal law. the plaintiff is merely purchase a gun elsewhere. it's not infringing on
constitutional right. the court has held that it's restricted to the employment realm and the text of the bill itself in 1976 says it can't really be used to usurp other conflicts of interest. >> kent, let's bring you in here. you would side with these young mans. if you're going to restrict a constitutional right for those that are 18, 19, and 20, either stop selling the firearms. let me read something that comes from dick's and it's not specifically in response to these cases but the more broad decisions they've made in restricting the kinds of things they sale. "we support and respect the second amendment and recognize and appreciate that the vast majority of gun owners are
law-abiding citizens." they say this is their decision. >> shannon, i actually agree with dick's that we need to be responsible. more needs to be done to stop the school shootings. but we're in a nation of laws. and the law in michigan says, retailers are not discriminate based on age unless there's a prior law that forces them to do so. i think dick's, as much as people want to applaud them for trying to take a stand, they can't violate michigan law. if people want to change michigan law, they can vote in elections and elect people who will do that. i think dick's will lose this one. >> if you're in the stream of commerce, you've got to serve
whoever comes in the door. even as a private business, people are making that argument. how would that work here? do you think ultimately they'll be forced to serve anyone who has a legal right to these guns? >> that's a viable argument when it's applied to different arenas. drilling down into the public safety argument, courts have held that in highly regulated things like alcohol or addictive things like tobacco, there can be more restrictive laws. that's why, again, this will be upheld. it's because it has to do with children and public safety. and for those reasons, it trumps the privilege or the rights that the children would otherwise enjoy. >> kent's not buying it. >> listen, i think that however -- whatever people's motives are, whatever side of this debate you're on, i think we can agree we're a nation of laws.
we should follow them. if people don't like the laws, they can elect people that change them. i think it's dangerous territory to say, we don't like the law. we don't have to follow it. i think they're going to lose this one. that's my take. >> all right, emily and kent, thank you very much for weighing in tonight. let us know at home how you would decide. tweet us and let us know how you would rule. coming up, we celebrate national puppy day and all the puppers that we call family next. so he got home safe. yeah, my dad says our insurance doesn't have that. what?! you can leave worry behind when liberty stands with you™. liberty mutual insurance.
money managers are pretty much the same. all but while some push high commission investment products, fisher investments avoids them. some advisers have hidden and layered fees. fisher investments never does. and while some advisers are happy to earn commissions from you whether you do well or not, fisher investments fees are structured so we do better when you do better. maybe that's why most of our clients come from other money managers. fisher investments. clearly better money management. it doing heaven and look at these cutes. that is who we go home to every
night. so cute. most watched and trusted and grateful that you spent the evening with us and our pups. good night from washington. i am shannon bream. the event is backed by wealthy and powerful people and mayor bloomberg and new york governor andrew cuomo. some of what they are calling for is unconstitutional and irrational and not already the law. it is it common sense. but the organizers would rather not get in to all of those details and don't want a