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tweet me, keep it nice. keep it grammatical, i don't know. shannon bream and the "fox news @ night" team are up next with a fantastic show as always. shannon, take it away it away. >> shannon: thank you so much, laura. we jump into high gear when we got that letter from attorney general jeff sessions to congress. republican peter king and so is former congressman jason chaffetz. he talked with the u.s. attorney sessions, appointed in lieu of the special counsel. so much news tonight. let's get you up to speed. attorney general jeff sessions says he will not immediately appointed as special counsel. to investigate alleged bias against the trump administration at the fbi and justice department. despite intense pressure from congressional republicans, clarifying a movie you heard about here first. sessions is directing a senior federal prosecutor, utah's u.s. attorney john uber, to evaluate certain issues including whether such an appointment is even necessary. his review is ongoing and sessions as he is getting
regular updates. he is an obama administration hold over he is also far away from the d.c. swamp. folks like that. what's unclear is how it will go down with congressional republicans like peter king. first, chief national correspondent ed henry is following the late-breaking developments tonight. good evening. >> knew tonight come some sort of supporters of president trump are getting slamming the attorney general jeff sessions, claiming that he passes the buck by not naming a second special counsel. as you noted, the attorney general is signaling with this letter for the first time that criminal prosecutions are on the table for fbi and justice department officials from the obama administration who may have broken laws when they engaged in speech and abuse to on the trump campaign because session already has a criminal prosecutor all over this. in a letter to republicans chuck grassley, trey gowdy, bob goodlatte, he is for dell micro serving the right to name a second special counsel to hold
officials of the fbi and justice department accountable. a sessions signal to you first in an interview a few weeks back that he already has been quietly
having u.s. attorney john huber of utah operating outside the beltway, using his prosecutorial powers, a broad mandate to investigate misconduct that could extend beyond the fisa abuse. the former top officials at the fbi, james comey and andrew mccabe, could be facing scrutiny, for not just failing to tell the fisa judge that the anti-trump dossier was paid for by the dnc and the hillary clinton campaign. this prosecutor could be looking at mccabe's leaking to the media that was unauthorized, his lying to investigators. plus, those of fbi text messages. we learned that the friends of mccabe have set up a gofundme page to help pay for his legal costs that may be escalating rather dramatically because it sessions were two senior lawmakers, "i am confident mr. huber's review will include a full, complete review of the
matters in a manner that is consistent with the law and facts. i receive updates from mr. huber, and upon conclusion of his review, will
receive recommendations about any matters should be open, whether any matters under investigation require further resources, or whether any matters murthy appointment, yes, of a special counsel." this evening, two of the recipients of the sessions lauder, responded saying, while we continue to believe the appointment of a second special counsel is necessary, this is a step in the right direction. we expect u.s. attorney huber will conduct an independent and thorough investigation." sessions took eat when we reported that the justice department inspector general was reviewing all of this. critics said that an official of the department does not have prosecutorial powers. john huber does. sessions hinted at that at that interview with sessions, he didn't name huber, but in that interview he suggested it was going on. watch.
>> i have appointed a person outside of washington many years in the print department of juse to look at the house judiciary committee members sent to us, and we are conducting that investigation. >> shannon: huber was nominated by then president barack obama. huber brings criminal charges, it will have more credibility. likewise, he finds no criminal wrongdoing, it will be noted, this was someone who was renominated by president trump when he came to office and had the backing of conservative republicans like mike lee, orrin hatch and utah. >> shannon: ed henry with the latest details. thank you. isn't huber enough? to some g.o.p. lawmakers believe a second special counsel is what is going to take to get to the bottom of what has happened at the fbi and doj? let's ask one of them. let's pick a new york republican congressman peter king, who sits on the house homeland security committee. great happy with us tonight. >> thank you, shannon. >> shannon: what do you make it weird for me attorney general today? you heard the reporting that chairman bob goodlatte and trey
gowdy have said is a step in that direction, they want a second special counsel. what do you think? >> i have been opposed to special counsel's however i feel that it's one situation where it's warranted. i still believe that. i will not underestimate what the attorney general has done. probably in the same position as trey gowdy. this is a significant step. it doesn't show that the attorney general's continuing criminal prosecution here. a criminal investigation. a terminology he's been using. this is more than just somebody looking at it. this is an experienced prosecutor looking at very serious allegations and the people at the top levels of the fbi, i'd be concerned. again, a special counsel is the ideal. i wouldn't write this off. i wouldn't minimize at the way some people are. >> shannon: here is what the attorney general said in his letter. the appointment of a special counsel by design is reserved for use in only the most extraordinary circumstances. i'm confident in mr. huber's review will review a feel
complete an objective evaluation that is consistent with the law and the facts." he noted that since these laws went into effect, there's only been two occasions. why does this rise to the level of making it a third? >> because of the fact they were talking about top levels of me fbi, the justice department, who could potentially be involved. and that makes it more difficult, somebody within the department of justice, including u.s. attorney, to follow this all the way. again, mr. huber is very highly regarded. this is a step forward. i do think what could be done, i want to give the attorney general credits. i don't want to diminish what he's doing. also, shannon, there is such a web of the top of the fbi and justice department. i think we have to consider, in addition, something else, almost like we had in new york, judges and former u.s. attorneys looking at the entire operations as to what went on here at the highest levels of the fbi and
the department of justice. i know that's a separate issue. i just wanted to put that out there because really, i've been a great defender of the fbi, what we've seen over the last year is really distressing. again, let's give huber a chance, let's not rush to judgment, and demand perfection here. i think this is a significant step by the attorney general. >> shannon: we have the inspector general at the justice department looking at a couple of these issues. we have for the senior u.s. attorneys looking into several of them. are you confident that you will get the answers to the questions you have about what happened with the fisa warns? what happened with the hillary clinton email investigation? do you think that one of those two or both of them will get you the conclusions you are looking for? >> i'm more confident than i was before. i think the inspector general, mr. horwitz, is extremely able, extremely aggressive, and while he does not -- does not have criminal powers per se come he
can make referrals. i think the combination of u.s. attorneys huber and inspector general horowitz is a pretty potent force right now. again, it would be a special counsel. this is a long way down the road. again, i think i jeff sessions should get credit for this. it should not be written off. we shouldn't diminish this or demean it. everything we've heard in the ig report coming out from the inspector general, mr. horowitz, is going to be significant. again, we are a long way further down the road than we were several weeks ago, several months ago. >> shannon: are you confident that we'll get information at any of these investigators are congressional committees are seeking from the fisa court about the application about what went into their considerations? it's another branch. something totally different. they have been it seemed resistant at this point to make anything public. it's very secretive by its nature. that is the whole point. >> it does raise issues as to who should have access, even if
access is given. the whole idea of fisa is being kept secret. again, i think there should be people who should get access to it. this is again so extraordinary. people are so caught up in the anti-trump, but when you think a presidential campaign, this type of investigation, there was actually a fisa warrant issued on the flimsiest evidence and it seems to be manufactured evidence, this is really significant. if it's true, and i was part of the nunes memo, i agree with that. of our obligations and there are accurate, this is really, extremely significant. again, a campaign for president of the united states at this type of criminal investigation was ordered out that campaign, it's really extraordinary, really unprecedented in american history. >> shannon: we understand that huber has been investigating at least a november according to the slaughter. we may be closer to answers that we think.
congressman peter king, always good to see you, sir. >> shannon, thank you. >> shannon: the administration planning a big announcement about the border ball tomorrow. the president made news today about his priority project and how he plans to get the money to pay for it after getting shortchanged by congress. leland vittert has all the details. a speaker we'll see if he can do that and run to get the money, shannon. despite considerable setbacks and delays on his signature campaign promise, the president seems undeterred. >> that is what i do, i build. i was always very good at building, it's always my best thing. i think better than being president, i was may be good at building. like you people, you are good at building. [cheers and applause] i think may be i'll be better at president even. that would be good. speak of the white house scheduled today, and the white house president talked about his massive infrastructure plan. he said it's unlikely that it will happen after the midterm and sprayed many conservatives angry about the massive spending
bill he did sign, and that bill, hundreds of millions of dollars for the military. he talked to the defense secretary using for his wall. this figure we 1.6 billion and we've already started, you saw the pictures yesterday, what a thing of beauty. on september 20th, we go further, and we get that sucker belt. >> it appears he is referring to a presidential suite yesterday complete with pictures of work on a border wall, that is anything but newly approved or from the current spending package. >> we spend billions of dollars in other countries maintaining their borders and we can to maintain our borders in our own country. is there something a little went wrong with that? think of it. we spend billions and billions of dollars. look, north and south korea, 32,000 soldiers. the finest equipment, barbed wire all over the place.
we protect that whole thing. >> speaking to south korea just this week, the administration telegraphed that all done trade deal as evidence of the president's success on another campaign promise, the deal still had to be signed. today, the president announced he might hold up the same deal as leverage over over the soutf things get sticky with north korea, shannon, something the market did not expect. >> shannon: leland vittert, thank you very much, sir. the state department planning to roll out a new round of so-called extreme vetting regulations tomorrow. rich edson has that story. rich? >> good evening, shannon. the trump administration is moving closer to implementing new rules for those entering the united states. tomorrow, the state department will publish in the federal register a proposal that will ask those applying for a visa to enter the united states to relinquish their social media account information of the past five years. the state department officials say they will be no request for
the password to those accounts. they are really just looking for handouts or names. the proposal would also require those looking to enter the u.s. provide five years of phone numbers, email addresses, international travel, and whether they have been deported or removed from any country. or if a family member has been involved in any terrorist activities by the state department says it expects these new rules to affect about 14 million people applying to come to the united states. these new standards would only affect those applying for a visa. there are millions of visitors from dozens of countries who can come to the united states without a visa. they would be exempted from these new standards. the new roles include a policy directing immigrants from countries where female genital mutilation is prevalent will get a pamphlet telling them that it is illegal here. tomorrow begins a 60-day period
where the public can comment on it and then in another 30 days before the federal government finalizes the standards. >> shannon: richardson at the state of parma, thank you so much. u.s. officials say there is no justification for russia's retaliatory moved move to shute u.s. consulate in st. petersburg. the kremlin's response to punitive measures over its alleged involvement in the poisoning of a former russian spy in england. also, we learned the spy's daughter, who was affected, it is longer in critical condition, though he remains so. april 27th, that is the date north and south korea have set for their first summit did more than a decade. it follows kim jong un's surprise visit to china where he allegedly pledged his commitment to denuclearization. the koreas will meet at a border village, he said to meet with president trump in may. we are still waiting for details and the date for that meeting. reuters reporting special counsel robert mueller's probing
possible contacts to trump campaign had with russians during the 2016 republican national convention. muller's team has reportedly been interested in a conventiont attended by both jeff sessions and russia's ambassador to the u.s. and buy anti-russian language platform was removed. former trump campaign foreign policy advisor pushing back on those reports tonight, calling it "character assassination via anonymous sources." he told "fox news @ night," it's recycled garbage from nearly two years ago. nine months ago, police nearly died after being shot in a baseball field in alexandria, virginia. next up, we'll talk about his chances of his courageous comeback ice his neck speaker of the house. catholics would avoid the fires of hell, has the pope really made a statement about that or is it italian style fake news? there is a new crack in the democrat's divide as the former vice president sounds a bit conservative on the idea of
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to the survivor and anyone else in my team who was hurt by my failure to see what was going on in my office, i am so sorry. i am sorry that i failed to protect her, and provide her with a safe and respectful work environment that every employee reserves. i am sorry that i hurt her, her friends, family, and coworkers, and many of my present and former staffers." less than a year ago, house majority whip steve scalise was shot on a baseball field in virginia. now that the congressman is on the man physically, he's barking rumors he may be aiming to become the next speaker of the house. in an interview, he said, "i wouldn't rule it out. obviously after an interest in the past at moving up. i've enjoyed being in leadership." fox news politic editor and editor of "the halftime report," chris stirewalt. >> "in the past i have shown interest of having delicious doughnuts." >> shannon: this is coming amid the rumors that speaker brian is going to resign.
think it interest income of the dynamic is, paul ryan, i think everybody knows, paul ryan never wants to be speaker of the house. and he did it because it felt to him and he was the only guy that he could unite their fractious wings of that conference. he is not going to be there forever. there are the rumors that he will leave any minute, i'm sure he wishes he could. but in that space, kevin mccarthy, the majority leader from california, has been jockeying for position. he would be the logical next in line, right? he was a logical next in line to replace john boehner. that went over like a led zeppelin. it did not work. he figures in an era of trump and i assume, in the era of term, he has been nuzzling the president in the very vigorous ways, bringing him starburst's with the other flavors he doesn't like picked out, and all sorts of things to suck up to the president. mccarthy has been working that track pretty aggressively. here's a scalise, though.
he's a much more interesting figure here. he's really, a mach number three. but because of his remarkable story and has credibility with conservatives in the house, scalise is the kind of guy that if he wants to make a play for the speakership if it becomes available, mccarthy has a real problem on his hands. this is the kind of jockeying that could get very intense very quickly very quickly. >> shannon: there are, we could agree, better starburst flavors and other. they are not all equal. >> the orange starbursts are for monsters, terrible, terrible monsters. i don't think anyone eats the lemon. i think the lemon -- >> shannon: i don't know. >> pink is obviously the good. >> shannon: and the red, too. other news we were talking about breaking in the house, this news that elizabeth congressman elit stayed on her payroll when there were these allegations against her with potential domestic issues. in the era of #metoo, will there be forgiveness? >> i doubt it.
we have to put her in the right context. this is a key district in connecticut, number one, number two, her husband is a leading voice on climate change in the democratic party and nationally. he is yale professor, formerly served in connecticut state government. this is a power couple in connecticut government, very liberal people. progressive's icons in their state. for her to have abided this for as long as she did, given the situational awareness of the moment, if al franken can't be in the senate, i have a hard time seeing how democrats are going to let this stand for her in the house. i think she is in very, very serious trouble. >> shannon: we will track this. we don't have a lot of details other than the basics of the story. i want to play a little bit of something that came from keith ellison, congressman, democrat, top democrat. >> company deputy chairman of the democratic national committee. >> shannon: earlier this week, former president joe biden says he doesn't like the idea of universal income or everybody in
the u.s. would get a payment of some kind. everybody is getting a salary. he says the job is not about the paycheck, it's about dignity and your contribution to society. this is what congressman ellison had to say. >> i personally do think that universal basic income is an idea that has a lot of merit to. i don't think universal basic income means people sit around. i think it means, you do other things. >> shannon: ready for this on a scale of how far out this is for the democrats? is this mainstream? >> it's not mainstream and it's not even a particularly -- it's not a traditionally liberal idea. there are libertarians who have talked about why this is good, basically their argument is, we help -- instead of breaking down the welfare state into individual benefits, we will give everyone a guaranteed income and that will be that. of course, then conservatives say, the other programs never go away. then he would just end up with two. joe biden was giving voice to the traditional democratic party, which is a party of labor. labor both of them a sense of
organized labor and labor in the sense of physical labor that people have to work, fdr's concept, the new deal concept of the purpose of government being to give people work on my to get people back to work for the dignity of that work. allison saying that is a total departure from that. you know who wells was talking about labor and the dignity of work today? donald j. trump in ohio. he has staged a successful raid on most traditional blue-collar democrats. his values and their values on a very well together, he's talking about introduction infrastruct. it gives us a good inside. ellison gives us a good insight on this rupture inside the democratic party between the traditional and joe biden and a much more progressive, much more liberal wing. >> shannon: i wonder how much we will see of that when 2020 whirls around. you will be here to pontificate. chris stirewalt, thank you. >> thank you. >> shannon: california loves regulations but will californians love a new ruling tonight at of a court that will
>> shannon: we have been tracking california's cutting-edge wave on "fox news @ night." now tracy is here to report on how the golden state is taking the lead once again, stories stirring up controversy. good evening. >> the indianapolis colts and baltimore ravens both have stuntmen on the sideline and there is a man claiming he cheered for the 87 atlanta falcons but officially, now, the los angeles rams are the first team in nfl history to have male cheerleaders. among 76 finalists to audition for the squad and after three weeks of rigorous physical and mental testing, the two men joined 38 women to make up the 2018 team.
both of them are classically trained dancers and have been performing for most of their lives. here they are. watch. >> bye can't i do this? i called my friend and asked her when the auditions were and i showed up. we are here. >> we had a bunch of rehearsals in between and an extensive interview process. it was really humbling and amazing to be invited. every time you came back. speak of the team captains at the men are intelligent, eloquent, and more than qualified. the rams' new stadium opens in 2020. that is the new stadium's coffee kiosk, talk about a transition. there will be cancer warning labels for the los angeles judge has ruled that california law requires coffee companies to post the warnings because of the chemical called produced in the roasting process. though, if our nonscientific survey is correct, it appears the ruling will have very little impact on coffee consumption. watch. >> i've been drinking coffee,
nothing changed with the ruling. it's just warning people about the potential dangers, which were always there and will continue to be there. so many people drink so much coffee that i feel like, is it really even matter at this point? everything is kind of a carcinogen these days. speak at the back story is a starbucks and 90 other copy sellers were sued under california's safe drinking water act, which has been credited with producing chemicals and everything from hair dye to nasal sprays. but california businesses have to warn customers about the presence of some 900 chemicals that may cause cancer and for the record, the world health organization says coffee is not a cancer risk. shannon. >> shannon: we will go with them then pray that is where we will settle. trace, thank you very much. good to see you. >> you're welcome. >> shannon: the vatican is disputing an interpretation of comments by pope francis that claims the pontiff declared there is no hell.
garrett tenney has the latest on the story during christianity's holiest week. >> shannon, the vatican is dealing with a doctrinal controversy just ahead of easter week done after the pope allegedly said that hell doesn't exist. that is according to an article in italy's left-leaning "the republican" newspaper. the newspaper's founder, an avowed atheist, wrote the story after a private meeting with pope francis at the vatican earlier this week. in that meeting, the 93-year-old journalist claims he asked the pope where bad souls go and where they are punished. to which the pope allegedly replied, "they are not punished. those who repent obtain god's forgiveness and take their place among the ranks of those who contemplate him. but those who do not repent and cannot be forgiven disappear. a hell does not exist. to disappearance of sending souls exists." that quote breaking with 2,000 years of catholic teachings
quickly spread around the world. but it's also not clear those were pope francis' exact words. the author, who struck up a friendship with frances, has noted that he doesn't take notes or make recordings of our conversations. he often uses his own words when quoting his holiness. today, the vatican did not confirm or deny the alleged quote but did attempt to discredit the article, saying, "it is a result of the authors reconstruction in which the exact words pronounced by the pope are not quoted. no quotes of the effort mention article must therefore be considered as a faithful transcription of the words of the holy father." pope francis has repeatedly spoken of the reality of the hill since becoming pontiff, including a very public address in 2014 when he warned members of the mafia that hell is where they would end up if they didn't repent. this is not the first time the vatican has had to distance himself from the author, who has published several other controversial articles over the last five years. shannon?
>> shannon: garrett tenney, thank you very much. now we know what a federal prosecutor from utah was in washington today. up next, someone who knows him and happen to run into him today, didn't know the news but he weighs in on john huber's accusations against the fbi. and somewhere out there is a runaway chinese space station. it's the size of a school bus hurtling back to earth. we will try to clear up the real world impact of the falling liberty mutual stood with me when this guy got a flat tire in the middle of the night, 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.
>> shannon: attorney general jeff sessions route feeling that he's asking u.s. attorney for utah, john huber, to help lead the investigation and a number of issues involving the fbi, the clinton foundation, possible fisa abuses. fox news contributor are jason chaffetz, also from utah. great and happy with us. >> glad to be here. >> shannon: and the airport today, you run across john huber, you guys are in right. but you know who he is. did you ever think, what is he doing here? >> i was flying from salt lake city to d.c. he was going from .. was going from ed about our kids and family. then an hour later, the news broke and he knew, he didn't say anything. >> shannon: he has been investigating since at least november. that is the letter that the attorney general or someone from doj put out without naming him. today we get his name. here's what we know about him. he's described as an experienced federal prosecutor, unanimously confirmed by the senate twice. he prosecuted a number of high-profile cases, coordinating
tax forces on violent crime and terror. what do you make tonight of the folks that are saying that he was appointed by president obama? before that he worked in a doj? alkane he investigate these guys? >> he was appointed by both the obama administration and the trump administration. to be confirmed unanimously twice in the u.s. senate said something. he's a very nice, decent human being. i don't find him to be particularly political. with that said, i think it is unfair and inappropriate for the attorney general and rod rosenstein to ask him and put them in a position where he especially has to investigate his boss. i mean, what other situation would you ever do that? he wouldn't do that and the department of justice but they do it. that is terribly unfair. i think it is terribly inappropriate. i don't think you were ultimately dealing to get to the truth. i don't think you can get from here to there. >> shannon: you are not alone in that. your former colleague, congressman mark meadows, said this in a tweet. "the obama doj can open and illegally questionable
investigation of the trump campaign allegedly based on a guy mouthing off at a london ba bar. disappointing." >> if you look at the standards by with mr. mueller was appointed a new look of the standards by which the house and senate key members from the republican side of the aisle are asking for a special prosecutor, the standards are totally different. it begs the question why. i guess i would ask it in the reverse. what is the case against appointing a special prosecutor? we have the director of the fbi he was fired. the number trick a person the fbi who was fired. you have peter strzok and lisa page who had to be demoted and moved in their positions. you have the inappropriate texts. you have bruce ohr whose wife is working at a place where they are subject of the investigation. extraordinary circumstances galore. as jim jordan pointed out, what else does there need to be for someone to be appointed to investigate the fbi?
you just can't investigate yourself. that is what they are asking john huber to do. i think it's unfair. >> shannon: i will keep it in the column for needs second special counsel. >> check that box for me. >> shannon: i know you are working on a much anticipated book about the deep state. do you think that's a legitimate problem here in these cases in washington now? >> i do. there is this bureaucracy that is so embedded. they know they can just wait out the politicians in my career oriented people and they don't want to scrutiny. that is why -- think about it. there have been subpoenas in place for information since september of 2016. that information has still not been made available. that alone should warrant a special prosecutor. that deep state, they don't want to be exposed. they don't want accountability and they will do everything they can to embarrass the trump administration, protect their backside and everything else they have done. >> shannon: you know a lot of people, when they say that, they say that it's very conspiracy theory, theory nancy drew. >> i could never started there
but looking under the hood, that is what you see. it comes to no other conclusion. why is it that they are hiding at? remember, the director of the fbi in a closed case will not share that with congress. it is in essence the american people. a closed case. why not share everything? >> shannon: we look forward to your book. it is out this fall, right? >> yes. >> shannon: always good to see you. a rear admiral who served numerous presidents nominated to be the next v.a. secretary. the media accuses dr. ronny jackson of being unqualified for the job. real or fake news? real or fake news? tonight's pay pssst. what? i switched to geico and got more. more savings on car insurance? a-ha. and an award-winning mobile app. that is more. oh, there's more. mobile id cards, emergency roadside service... more technology. i can even add a new driver... ...right from her phone!
>> shannon: some of the media wanted a full meltdown mode when president trump nominated rear admiral ronny jackson to replace dr. david shulkin secretary of the veterans affairs department this week. some commentators accusing him of not having enough management experience. others ignoring qualifications, simply calling jackson trump's doctor. donald trump jr. responded to one outlet by reminding bbc he was also president obama is a doctor. his outrage justified. let's welcome tonight's panel. jessica tarlov, senior director of research at bustle.com. larry o'connor, opinion editor at "the washington times." and kayleigh mcenany, spokesperson for the rnc.
>> hi, shannon. >> shannon: to give you an example of this, dr. himself who writes for "the hill," a health care columnist, says, "trump replaces veteran secretary david shulkin, larry? >> it's an outrage. they made it sound like this was donald trump's cardiologist from the mid-'90s or something. this is a man who served admirably in the navy as an admirable. admiral. he served multiple presidents. this whole thing about his qualifications, frankly, given how this town is run, i would rather have an uber driver running transportation and i think that this admirable, if he could face down the white house press corps as effectively as he did, i think maybe he could face down the bureaucracy that is the v-8. people are forgetting that our veterans need a much better organized bureau to take care of
their health care needs and that may have been neglected up until now. i welcome this move. >> shannon: jessica, do you think you get fair treatment? >> i think he did by a majority of commentators and pundits out there. yes, obviously, that sounds absurd, we want have uber drivers -- i think the real key here is the management experience, which you highlighted in the introduction. it's interesting to look at the common set of come out of the veterans affairs committee and the senate, johnny isakson and jon tester for montana, republican and a democrat, both saying they are looking forward to learning more about him. i think that is mainly the issue here. they are not completely sure what is going on. the outgoing v.a. secretary was confirmed 100-0. there is precedent tier of uniformity and approving secretaries. i think it is the management experience that is the crux of the issue. >> shannon: i saw this reaction yesterday and it reminds me of a couple weeks ago when john bolton announced he
would be the new national security advisor and i looked up and literally one of the screen to set "fox news analyst tapped to be the national security advisor." this man was an ambassador to the u.n. he was an undersecretary at the state department. do you think it is a knee-jerk reaction to go after these nominees? >> no doubt about it, shannon. i say tell max that same lower third as you. it was a laughable how they underplayed, downplayed mr. bolton's experience. same here. they are calling him a physician, neglecting to mention that he has been widely praised by the obama administration, senior advisor dan pfeiffer saying he's a phenomenal doctor. the former deputy chief of staff for obama saying he's a saint, a patriot, no one better than him. nevertheless, you have the media apoplectic with this reaction. it's predictable. it's what they do to anything that has the name trump attached to it. >> shannon: fizzes very low level on the apoplectic scale. if we were at armageddon, the
tax bill, this is way down ther there. >> not a good standard. >> shannon: speaking of armageddon, they are something coming that may be the apocalypse, slightly different. we want to ask you about the report that is part of a chinese base station about the size of a school bus, about 9 tons, it will come back into the atmosphere sometime saturday or sunday on easter, which happens to be april fools' day. it makes me worry that if something goes wrong, people want to think it's actual story. it's important to notice that -- i will say this wrong -- pyongyang tiangong-1 is very likely to come down in the ocean but there are some cities with a population over 1 million and the predicted flight path. they are saying this could break up i look like a meteor shower. larry, how worried are you on a scale of 1 to 10? >> i really liked tiangong-1 with a side of sweet and sour sauce. >> shannon: i butcher the pronunciation. >> my could use to watch this
animated school "magic school bus," who knew it was made in china. my understanding is this thing will break up in the atmosphere. the odds of getting nailed by one of these things is one and 300 trillion. the bad news is -- >> shannon: you're saying there's a chance? [laughs] >> that number is the same odds that most pundits in washington gave donald trump winning the election. >> shannon: so it could happen. >> i'll be watching this guy's just in case. >> shannon: kayleigh, what do you think? it's an actual story. >> i was quite concerned when i read this. i guess i'm the only one who will be looking up to make sure there is not a piece of debris falling down on my head. by the way, warning to be worse, if you see a piece of debris on the ground, apparently it radiates poison of some sort. don't touch it. it's dangerous. >> shannon: jessica, you can get in a lot of trouble, if it watches up on the beach, if you see a chunk of it, there are laws against you not only -- he will hurt yourself, the health warnings, there are laws about
who it belongs to. apparently the country of origin, china. if you try to get some cool souvenir or show people your piece of space junk, you could be in a lot of trouble. >> i don't know what the instagram rules are before you have to send back. yes, it does belong to china and it is not poison -- i don't know exactly what it is. i think i ratted one of the articles that only one person in the u.s. ever has been harmed by such an instance of me '80s. >> if you do get hit by a chinese satellite, oddly two hours later you are hungry again. >> no, no. >> shannon: larry... kayleigh, why haven't we heard about the story? will it be a "nothing burger"? it as out there. like i said, i worry that it is happening on april fools' day, people will think it is not a thing. >> it's amazing, the media so busy covering donald trump's salad dressing choice for the day, they miss a giant chinese
spaceship floating down to earth that could harm us all. that is probably the reason why. >> shannon: jessica, is it a nice distraction from what is going on? >> i'm enjoying this panel more than i usually enjoy panels. [laughter] i haven't had to talk about hillary clinton yet. i guess i just did it to myself. it is an interesting distraction, also an interesting phenomenon that has happened in the world, it still belongs to china even if it falls on our landmass as it were. i'm into it. >> shannon: another thing we have to negotiate with china about. listen, the president come our president, they seem to be great friends on some level. maybe this will become something. >> it is april fools' day but it's also easter. if people don't know about the story and they see this, they might have a come-to-jesus moment. that could be a good thing. >> shannon: that is what easter is all about. have a wonderful weekend, all of you. great to see you. >> thanks, shannon. >> shannon: in england, economic reality has set in for a former soldier who is really a hero. still ahead, we'll have details
>> shannon: in 2013, british lance corporal simon maloney was shot through the neck. he plunged 8 feet to the ground. a goat broke his fall. miraculously he survived and carried on fighting for an hour and half. for his bravery, he was awarded the conspicuous gallantry cross. now he says because he lives outside london where home prices are through the roof, he can only afford to buy a house if he sells his medals. he says he will do it for
160,000 u.s. dollars. >> my administration is fighting every day to protect and defend and grow american johnson you see what is happening all over the country. >> russia is not interested in having good relations with other countries and that is evident by the actions they have taken. >> i look at pictures from their previous life and is not a picture of what we cite here. >> i called her yesterday, look at her ratings. >> i took a lot of long walks in the woods, drank my share of charred name.