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if everybody is open for spring. beautiful. >> could be jailbreak in new york city. have a great weekend. we will see what happens as we move forward. >> thanks for joining us. happy now starts now. >> we start with a fox news alert. former fbi director james comey slamming president trump and his tell-all book. now famously comparing the president to a mafia boss who values loyalty above everything else. the president is firing back. >> julie: experts from higher loyalty doubting how comey feels about the president. i sat there thinking holy, they're trying to make each of us friends of ours to draw sin. as crazy as it sounds, i have the feeling that in the blink of an eye, the president-elect was try to make this all part of the same family and that team trump had made it a thing of ours.
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of a counselor to president kellyanne conway tells a different story. listen. >> seems to me like he seems like a disgruntled ex-employee who after the fact wants to clear his conscience of what is knowledge about the time. leave the job. >> back in new york, he did prosecute the gambino crime family. now correspondent john roberts turned his now all of this. >> good morning to you. as a long-running feud between president trump and james comey is now with about canning proportions. the president holding back nothing any tweet about comey this morning writing "james comey is a proven leaker and meyer. virtually everyone in washington thought he should be fired for the terrible job he did until he was in fact fired. he is classified information for what he should be prosecuted. he lied to congress under oath. he is a weak and untruthful slimeball who was as time has proven a terrible director of the fbi.
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handling the creek at hillary clinton case and the events surrounding it will go down as one of the botched jobs in history. it was my great honor to fire james comey." comey holds back little in his book using partially derogatory language describing he is unethical and untethered to truth and institutional values, also mocking the president's appearance writing his face appeared slightly orange and bright white half-moon's under his eyes were i assume he placed small tanning goggles. comey writes in his 2016 briefing with the president about that unverified dossier, the president was very concerned about the allegation that he had hired in a moscow hotel and had them on the bed. listen to comey here. >> he says he may want me to investigated to prove it didn't happen and says that something had distracted me if there's even a 1% chance my wife thinks that's true, that's terrible.
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and i remember thinking how could your wife think there's a 1% chance? i'm a flawed human being, but there is literally zero chance of my wife would think that was true. >> the president took a blow torch to comey. white house officials are dismissing the book as the work of a bitter ex-employee. here kellyanne conway. >> we find that mr. comey has a revisionist view of history and seems like a disgruntled ex-employee. it's not as if he came to the conclusions that are in his book while he was on a job as fbi director in the presence and the company of the president and said i just must resign. i can't be with us anymore. >> and this rollout for the book to her is just beginning so we will be hearing a lot more about this in the days to come. >> eric: that is for sure. meanwhile, what some say could be a message involving the rush investigation, the president is
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expected to issue another pardon of scooter libby. >> the part of scooter libby is in part a message of the president thinking about the mueller investigation. he is expected to pardon scooter libby at some point today. libby of course was convicted of making false statements in the special counsel investigation. the parallel to the mueller investigation as michael flynn pleading guilty to making false statements. the president has railed against the rush investigation for being unfair, but this morning, karl rove says there's a big difference in how patrick fitzgerald, the special counsel treated libby and how mueller is treating michael flynn. listen here. >> he took money from the turkish government filtered through a shell corporation in the netherlands, took half a million dollars in order to represent them in a matter here in the united states. he has lots of difficulties and rather than make him lose his pension and go to jail, bob miller said i'm going to get you on one count of lying to dual officials and then we will cut a
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deal to there's no jail time and no criminal fine. if he'd been a hot dog like fitzgerald, he would've gone out and done what fitzgerald did which is go to the max. >> at this point, there is nothing public on the president's schedule so unlikely will hear from him on any of this today other than the tweets. you have a briefing this afternoon and is bound to come up as someone like syria, national security council again this afternoon. coming out of the final decision on the way forward. >> eric: bound to come up as a bit of an understatement. and there is syria, of course pressing global matters. thank you. >> julie: president trump's reaction, chief editor for the dow jones newswire glenn hall joins me now. this book gets dirty. talk about mudslinging. i love a good catfight. in this book, he actually refers to the president as a mob boss.
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the president firing back on twitter calling him, and this is a quote, a untruthful slimeball. the fact that a former fbi director is verbally assaulting the sitting president of the united states not shocking coming from comey but very disappointing. >> very unusual as well and already many people are talking about the fact that comey is himself a star witness in a special prosecutor's investigation, whether he should be talking about his investigation at all in the published work. there's a lot of questions about whether this book is appropriate for this time. >> julie: he's a former fbi director. how does this look for fbi? speak with the people i know when the intel community rarely if at all speak about what they did during their time there. and is very unusual then to have a tell-all book come out from the fbi director himself, very different kind of message that we've seen some previous spi directors. >> julie: he was telling all while he was in the fbi. he did not wait to get fired. and that's what made him unprofessional from the very
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beginning. my question is is he doing more damage than good humor i understand he wants to sell books, but is the also risking national security in the proces process? >> i'm not sure not having read through the book to figure out what else he may have been revealing. seems like he was cautious on the classified information walking up to the edge of these things but definitely putting information out there for at least his perspective on information out there that can take these investigations but also raise questions about what the fbi is doing and how it's doing it. >> julie: i want you to listen to james comey this morning. here he's talking about his interaction with the president and his team when he was briefing them on russia. take a listen to this. >> and i went to my recollection asked to what's coming next from the russians? how might we stop it? with the future look like? it was all what can we say about how they did and how it affects the election that we just had?
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>> julie: the fact that he had these conversations number one claims that he had memos that he had recorded right after the conversation, and then leaked to the press shortly thereafter, it does really question his credibility in this book and it seems it's just complete speculation and it's a fiction. it sounds like a fictional stor story. >> even some clinton supporters such as the former special counsel to president bill clinton when he was an officer of the commentary in the journal questioning comey's motives in all of this, calling him righteous and also handling the clinton investigation during the election cycle. so criticism coming from both sides but have also heard others saying it might be self-righteous but it may also be true. it's going to be a lot of impact with this book. >> julie: thank you very much. at the last we've heard of james comey obviously. thank you very much. >> eric: to syria now. another national security council being held at this hour
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as of right house has no final decision has been made on the response to that suspected chemical attack. this is a team of chemical weapons experts from the united nations is going to syria on a fact-finding mission. plus the kremlin's warning against any steps if they say could destabilize the situation. >> getting rid of a solder release putting pressure on assad to leave does not mean we then tear down all the state structures of the syrian regime. it should be our policy of preserving as much order and stability as possible but reall really, there's a tendency in this debate to frame it between doing nothing and all that regime change and more on the other hand. i think it's a false choice. >> eric: is a will there be missile strikes? live at the pentagon now. >> sources i've spoken to said the decision comes down to one man. from the pentagon's point of view, the various military options were presented to the president yesterday during that nearly two hour national security meeting at the
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white house. it was a menu of options, broader and involving more targets and what was presented to the president a year ago. on friday, a team of chemical weapons inspectors headed into syria to try to collect evidenc evidence. the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons inspectors hope to be on the ground in dumas on saturday. the press secretary mattis told off lawmakers he needed more proof that they launch this chemical weapons attack. >> i believe there was a chemical attack and we are looking for the actual evidence. >> a view echoed by u.s. ambassador nikki haley who looked at the u.n. just moments ago. >> is the mother of two children, as the wife of a combat veteran, i am unbelievably proud of how president from has looked at the information, analyzed, not let anyone brush him into this because he has said from the beginning we have to know what we are right, we have to know all the information that we have
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to know that there's proof. >> any u.s. strikes in syria risk hitting iranian forces. in the testimony yesterday, the possibility of u.s. actions add to the conflict or lead to unintended consequences. >> we are trying to stop the murder of innocent people but on a strategic level, it's how do we keep this from escalating out of control? if you get my drift on that. >> critics say president tom stilley has allowed the region military to move objects. they will likely communicate to the russians in advance of a strike on a military hotline that has been used in the past. >> eric: 's of the way continues. thank you. >> julie: deputy attorney general rod rosenstein meeting with president trump at the white house yesterday, so could he be the next to go? that is the question. plus, president trump touting
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his tax cuts and the economy in a rose garden speech. >> we are bringing back our and we're bringing back those four really beautiful words that you don't hear very much. we used to hear that 30 years ago, made in the usa.
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he when there's new information on the growing tension between house republicans and the justice department. the members of the house intelligence committee calling for contempt charges against fbi director christopher wray and deputy attorney general rod rosenstein. the lawmakers will not satisfied after finally getting a look at a partially redacted document that launched the russia probe. all of this as rosenstein met with the president yesterday amid growing speculation about his future and what will happen. joining us now on the judiciary committee.
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let's start with the rosenstein matter. do you think the president will fire him? >> i don't think so. but we have to do is find out at the department just as either want to turn over documents that they retired to turn over or do they want to become a modern farm facility in which they redacted make things look like shapes instead of memos? that the question we are going to have to ask them. did they want to do their job or make an art class? you'd have to ask them. it goes back to not just rosenstein. we go back to comey who is now out of portraying him as something of a truth teller. this is something we had to deal with an department of justice so we need to get the truth and they need to turn over the documents and move on. >> eric: there are some of that materials that say if you get it, it be largely redacted. do you think you could ever get the truth from these documents were they trying to hide something? >> that would be for them to decide. i would hope they're not trying to hide something. this is transparency.
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this is something that can be dealt with in a classified setting. they don't have to hide behind the classified setting. as they went to hide behind bad work, that something they're going to to deal with as well. >> eric: do you think it was bad work? >> could question at this point. if they're not turning over the issues and when you get to the point where congressional committee has to threaten contempt actually get cooperation, that is what american people don't understand. they do not understand how people who work for the american people are not cooperating with american representatives. >> eric: what you want to know? specifically when it deals with the dossier, what is your major concern? >> our concern is what we've seen so far going further into how they were going about it, what they were using. as far as it being used properly? just making sure that what we are required to do can be done. we have seen the department of justice especially under comey when he was there not be derelict in their duty. we've seen them come out in the clinton investigation, tina come out with his attack on the
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president. i just want to say something when they were talking about in his book when he says he didn't ask about what would rush to do next. i have a question for you, where his real leadership and courage when you should've said you need to understand as may be where we need to go next with russia instead of quietly sitting there getting ready to write your book later because you were fawning over a previous president. >> eric: is easy from comey's point of view to say what mr. trump did say or did not say but what about comey's responsibility of being at the fbi and trying to protect this country in the first place? >> is an integrate to come from an argument of silence and not give a justification? i question mr. comey two years ago and telling him the basic facts, pull the wool over their eyes. he got really mad at me at that committee hearing. he's a wonderful committee and may be held spots again tomorrow maybe at a different show, he'll be a different color. >> eric: he writes a lot about that quick decision in his book.
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>> if you look back on it now, you talk about someone who wanted to have integrity and now he's developing a pendant for actually not doing that, is already not clearing the book. one passage for me became very clear and that's where he fawned over the previous president and how intelligent he was and how he wants to attack this president. that shows me the bias in this issue right here. comey was to write a book and make a million dollars, but history will judge you, not your words on a piece of paper. >> eric: congressman doug collins, thank you so much for joining us. >> julie: a crazy car chase in california as a man refuses to pull over for the police. what it took to finally get the guy in handcuffs. plus, experts from the new james comey book and one big headline. his defense of the hillary clinton email investigation. our political panel is on act. >> i think it's sad. the writing of the book in general and then some of the things that he is talking about i just frankly beneath the
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>> eric: leads police on a bizarre chase through southern california cities. it all started yesterday in san bernardino last night. the driver weaving between cars to try to avoid the cops. he even at one point open the door and appear to look under the car. officers try to stop him, but he then pulled off. look at that, he is looking under the car for something but then pulled off and on coming traffic. this went on for two hours. in that maneuver use all right there is on the car spinning out of control but that guy doesn't give up, climbed into the backseat of the car before he was finally subdued and is
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arrested. he faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon, evading police, and a whole slew of other charges. >> all you used to hear is that we that we're losing our manufacturing jobs, jobs are being taking out of the country. they're coming back in the coming back fast. projections for capital investment and wage growth have also set new all-time records. and we are just getting started. there's enthusiasm like we've never seen before. >> julie: president from touting tax reform and talking about trade at the white house yesterday. the presidents in negotiations with are going well, but he remains on the fence about the trans-pacific partnership tax tweeting he would only reenter the deal if it were made "substantially better." joining me now, chairman of the house ways and means committee. thank you so much for talking to
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us. so g.o.p. senators i understand say the president has directed his top economic officials to look into joining the tpp which 11 other specific nations signed in march. is is in reaction to how the stock market has reacted to the president? >> i think it could be but here's the main reason. america is back. we now have one of the most competitive tax codes in the world. what we need are more customers. so the asia-pacific region has got a lot of them. half of all the middle-class customers in the world, so we want all our american businesses and workers to compete and went over there. we have a competitive tax code. i'm glad the president is looking at it and they were some real problems with the old tpp. i'm confident the president can fix those. >> julie: the president withdrew from it last year deeming every disaster. the president dialing back a little bit and we want to reach his full treat for you to react
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to. when he only join if it were substantially better than a deal offered to president obama? we already have bilateral deals, working to make a deal with the biggest of those nations, japan who has hit a part in trade for years. so maybe you could explain to us or recommend how they can make substantially better. because there's a couple of reasons. areas where he can improve. example, the old original tpp, real problems, about the medicines and biologic breakthroughs protected in these countries from being stolen or used improperly. that's an area that can be fixed. also weekend on protections against our american companies competing in those 11 countries as well. those are good places to start. of course, the president really is focused on how we can sound
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more american products and goods and i think there's room for improvement there. >> julie: there's a lot of frustration even in wall street and main street. this is the first time a president has been tough on china's dishonesty in recent years in recent memory. i don't remember this happening. for his trading practices which have repeatedly heard our economy for years. >> china is cheating, you said it perfectly right. this is the challenge every president has faced. how do you punish china's misbehavior without punishing americans for that misbehavior? is not easily done in a global world. the president is trying to find the right path forward. sitting in seems to me just american manufacturers by local businesses and agriculture. you have to hit that under and not damage the others.
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making progress on that regard. >> julie: not only will this week's bipartisan change for the first time in ten years, but there's also a bit of good news, encouraging news come tax day, why don't you share with us? >> is important for two reasons. tax day, that's the last time americans will file under that old broken complicate tax code. and the next week on the house taking of the biggest reform of the irs in two decades. different taxpayers seeking relief next week, the big week. >> julie: congressman kevin brady, you so much, we appreciate it. we went as the president continues to consider the possibility of military force in syria, a number of lawmakers looking to weigh in o. they say it's time to update a piece of legislation that dates back 17 years. we will fill you in on that. and president trump and republicans are getting back
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hard at james comey after the former fbi director slammed the president and his book as someone who is quote untethered the truth. >> i spent more time in the oval office in a given day than this man got to spend with the president over the course of his very brief tenure before he was fired. taking one or two or three meetings of the president and retroactively putting his own spin on them.
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>> julie: fox news alert, a hearing underway on the fbi rate the president's personal attorney michael cohen. according to the associated press, lawyers telling the judge information seized in an fbi raid earlier this week is protected by attorney-client privilege. michael cohen has hired to my from using those seized materials obtained from his office. his hotel room, and his home. among the confiscated documents, records of a $130,000 payment made to stormy daniels, a payment that michael did in fact admit to whose layer also appeared in court this morning. >> eric: president from taking direct aim at james comey. fbi director's new tell-all memoir, higher loyalty. comey defending his controversial decision of his opening of the email
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investigation saying he was concerned she would be seen as an illegitimate president if he did not. comey also speaking out about the president's attitude that he says he had for russia's election interference. speak of the first question was to confirm that it had no impact on the election and then the conversation to my surprise moved into a p.r. conversation about how the trump team would position this. >> eric: the republicans official twitter account really going after this. spoofing the title of comey's book, it says "the higher loyalty to me, myself, and i." joining us at jessica tarlov, senior director of research in a fox news contributor and author of america in the age of trump. a spokeswoman for the republican national committee. let's start with you. you've got that on the twitter site. also saying comey is not credible, just as the democrats.
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if you think the shots at him are fair? >> don't think take it from us, take it from the democrats as we said. chuck schumer said he lost all confidence in comey. nancy pelosi said he should stepped down from his job. bernie sanders that he's out rages, and could give you a long litany of a dozen others. the fact is democrats have admitted, james comey is not credible, even "the washington post" said he to be his reputation. this is someone who will lie to no end to advance his own self-promotion, and not that of the betterment of our country and this presidency. >> eric: you buy that? >> i buy the majority of it which is rare for me and kaylee. at the end was a little james comey will lie part is the problem. but she's completely right. a democrat or republican, you got legitimate problems with james comey and how all this happen. you're republican, you're upset about what happened over the summer when he didn't bring charges against hillary clinton for the email server. you're a democrat and sing what you doing 11 days before the
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election coming out and saying you reopened an investigation that then gets closed almost immediately after because of the emails on anthony weiner's laptop? 's of both sides of the aisle have a right to be upset about jim coming, but that doesn't mean that everything that he says is a lie. and that's where we may get some important details here. i'm interested to see when the book comes at what he has to say about loretta lynch. i think we all are. in the handling of the tarmac meeting in the hillary clinton email investigation but as it stands, you're going to see a lot of book sales. not a big change and jim come his reputation. when he writes a lot about the clinton situation, defending it but expressing regret. let me read you an expert about not charging hillary clinton. "the decision wasn't a prosecutable case here was on a hard one. the hard one, as i told you, was how you communicate about that? i decided to do something unprecedented that i was very nervous about at the time and have asked myself 1,000 times
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since it was at the right decision? i still believe it was." he's got his whole record, it was a matter, not an investigation. gross negligence wasn't used, that's prosecutorial versus something sloppy. do you accept his response in his explanation for this? >> clinton should have been charge, no doubt about that. violated the espionage act. this is something he couldn't trust the justice department to handle and that is very interesting. i look forward like jessica to see what he says about loretta lynch and that's one of the most interesting things about this is that his book raises more questions about loretta lynch than president trump. an overlooked part of the book is where he says nothing in my relationship with president trump demonstrated the legality. thus no obstruction of justice but to read a lynch, theirs classified documents roaming around that question her impartiality with regard to the clinton investigation. that is fascinating and something to look at. >> eric: what kaylee just said, do you think this clears the president?
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>> i would doubt that. i think the only thing that can clear the president is bob mueller and going to be a long time before we have the final report as it were about that. i think there's an interesting piece in "the washington post" by amber phillips about the only one who comes out of this seemingly decent and kind of above it all is president obama. there's something you can use to pull down every other character in this saga. i think that definitely means that president trump isn't cleared here. we know how uncomfortable james comey was about that meeting where the obstruction of justice conversation. he said what about mike flynn, taking a little crazy here, that began. there's not any chance that president trump is cleared as it were and i don't think that republicans, g.o.p., rnc would be on such offense if that was the case. >> eric: i would say he is biased for president obama. >> people are going to say that, people are going to say he is biased in all sorts of ways, he is a very conflicting character
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for a lot of people and a lot of different reasons here. we are not here to the ground and praise president obama, i get it, he is gone from a very sad, but such is life. there's a bigger issues and there were another one is going to roll. >> eric: last word, going to read the whole book? >> i read as much as i can but what's interesting is we know he is biased against trump. that we know and nevertheless, he clears trump of obstruction so no collusion, no obstruction. this president is clear so why don't we stop this special counsel witch hunt after him? >> because is not a witch hunt and he hasn't been cleared since bob mueller is the one that does that. >> eric: we will have to wait for mueller's book and see what else there is coming out of that investigation. to the both of you, thank you. >> julie: a friendly ending, i like that. weighing his options on syria prompting some lawmakers to call for a new authorization to military force. two congressional correspondent mike emanuel is life on
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capitol hill. because some democrats are saying today and may be military action in syria and soon, could be military action elsewhere. they make in the case congress must weigh in. >> my worry is if president trump continues to take military action against the syrian regime without any authorization or debate in congress, there is potentially no limit to his unilateral military power overseas. why then couldn't he take a massive military strike against north korea preemptively? >> a frequent g.o.p. critic of president trump gave him some flexibility this time. because you think that any actions here would require or is it under what's already? >> depends on what type of action. a one-off missile strike you could argue that it doesn't but any sustained effort, yes, would require. >> other republicans say the commander in chief has authority under post-9/11 authorizations for use of military force to act
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in syria and they are reluctant to tie the president's hands. the chairman of the powerful house armed services committee says he does not want an escalation but that there must be a response syrian regime's bad actions. >> i'm convinced he has not yet reached a decision on a military element. i believe they are looking at diplomatic, economic, as well as military options. i do remember what happened a year ago when there was a chemical attack that killed close to 100 people. i think while it did not stop them from using chemical weapons, it slows them down a little bit. >> a combat veteran in the house is as a nation must carefully consider military action. >> we know that launching missiles is serious business. not something that you joke about, nor something that you tweet or joke about at a dinner. >> congress has done for the week so it won't be that kind of major debate here anytime soon.
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>> julie: mike emanuel on capitol hill, thank you so much. >> eric: a cargo ship on the high seas forced to backtrack. we have dramatic coast guard footage of a rescue that unfolded on board. plus, some ti lies are standing with the u.s. the white house continues to weigh a possible military strike on syria. >> part of what the international community needs to think about is how to send a message, not go so far as to escalate, but also not to nothing, which would send the message that this is okay.
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when there is a dramatic medical rescue when the high seas off the coast of puerto rico. authorities say a chinese crew member broke several bones and suffered a head injury after he fell off the crane on a panamanian cargo ship. the coast guard helicopter had to airlift the 22-year-old man to safety. he was taken to san juan for
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treatment. there is no word on his condition. >> but the last administration and this one made very clear that our role in syria is to defeat devices. we are not going to engage in the civil war itself. because that was defense secretary james mattis yesterday as the pentagon and the white house decide on a possible military strike on syria. the white house thing all options are on the table. >> i think we've taken a look and we've determined that if, in fact, syria was in the government was the force that initiated and carried out these devastating chemical attacks and then obviously a response is going to be necessary, we clearly have the u.s., united kingdom, and france now willing and committed to doing combat operations if and when we decide to actually pull the trigger. >> julie: joined me now as lieutenant colonel, military experts for defense priority.
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thank you so much for coming back on the program. first of all, i want to turn to twitter as i often do when talking about anything that has to do with the president because the president is taking a bit more of a cautious take on twitter regarding syria, which reads in part never said when an attack on syria would take place, could be very soon or not so soon at all. the president commented on the day after say he sent out this tweet that reads in part, get ready russia because they will be coming nice and new and smart. why the slowing of what has seemed to be a quick drive for air strikes? >> i applaud the president for his hesitation here and given more time to figure out what's going on because his first and foremost priority is the security and the defense of the united states and our ability to prosper as a nation. making an attack on syria right now, however heinous as attack certainly was is not going to
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make that -- not going to help out in that regard and it was to actually stop syria from taking any action. so i think that he is wise to do that in the clip you just showed there a second ago, he is really showing what's really at stake here. as we have to be very careful that we don't do something to harm our own interests. >> julie: what we are showing is restraint. to see the images that we are showing of innocent children being gassed by their own leader makes me sick. and not to want to fight back immediately fire with fire is a lot of restraint. but according u.s. officials, the president who shows very little restraint in a way that most of us humans would be when we see these despicable attacks actually alarms some military officials including defense secretary jim mattis when he tweeted about getting russia back. because he's basically been trying to deliberate an approach that draws in allies and notes the risk of an escalating military confrontation even though many of us would like to see payback.
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talk about the risk? i think it's a portly understand those. >> and they stood by and didn't do anything last year when we made this attack. they didn't do anything when israel struck with the t4 airbase about a week ago. i think it's not a safe play at all to say they're going to continue to take no action and especially this time because unlike many of those other cases, they have been very emphatic and repeated to say there are great consequences if you attack. attacking the points of origin, and they have been that explicit before and they don't need to give any reason to do that because we don't want to take the risk of actually expanding civil war right now to expand beyond that and include a clash between united states and russia which does not help at all. >> julie: for those who love to criticize the print as president for being so honest and forth of fright, he says on twitter that u.s. air strikes will be coming in and goes on to
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warn syrian ally russia against trying to shoot down the u.s. missiles, he's obviously sending a message. not only to us on but a putin and those words worked for him. look how a tough verbal rhetoric actually got his attention. >> i wish you to be a little bit more restraint on his immediate response because his later on, they're absolutely right and there's no doubt in anybody's mind that if our interest here are at stake, we will strike. it is such a hard job because as you mention, the reasons about how horrific this was, for him to withhold a knee-jerk response and something that is very wise takes a lot of difficulty. >> julie: gut wrenching. lieutenant colonel daniel davis, thank you so much. they went to they are going the extra mile to put your safety first. we will tell you about the changes the company says is making.
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>> eric: 's is going full speed ahead when it comes to protecting their passengers. the ridesharing companies company says it will now start conducting annual background checks on their drivers. i think they would have been doing this already. stickley really went but these are just the latest steps in hooper's ongoing efforts to improve its reputation in the wake of a slew of complaints about safety for the lack of it. the new features are going to be annual background checks, trusted contacts, the biggest change is an emergency 11 feature. essentially a panic button within the app that will connect passengers to emergency personnel and show them the writer's location. annual reviews of background
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checks to ensure drivers remain in compliance with the company standards and sharing that information with up to five trusted contacts for those five can see where the passenger is at all times. the changes coming as part of a passage introduced by hooper's new ceo. because of the ceo was trying to go out there and say he's listening, he's made this idea that doing the right thing is that with the company is about. >> uber remains an immensely popular service but they have been having widespread reports of sexual assault and dangerous driving and in 2016, and uber driver allegedly went on a shooting rampage, killing six people and apparently picking up passengers in between killings. uber will hope that the new changes get out in front of a class action lawsuit here in the u.s. over the vetting of drivers that the suit alleges led to sexual harassment and rape.
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the changes they will take up place the summer and according to hoover's ceo show the company wants to "double down on safety. >> eric: is an unbelievable story. thank you. >> julie: war of words heating up. experts from james comey's new tell-all book making some harsh attacks against president trump and the president of course is not taking it lying down. how president trump is responding to comey's claims ahead on "outnumbered" ." helps keep your laundry pacs safe, and your child safer. to close, twist until it clicks. tide pods child-guard packaging. for the big things in life, we tend to start small. less of this. cut back on that. but if it feels like a lot of effort for a little gain, change that. start with something that makes a big difference... ...your student loans.
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>> thank you for spending time with us on the fox news channel. >> "outnumbered" starts now. >> sandra: president from slamming a james comey over allegations and the former fbi director's new book. the president calling comey a leaker and an untruthful slimeball among other things saying it was "my great honor to fire him." this is "outnumbered." i'm sandra smith in here today, a host of kennedy on fox business, kennedy. also from a host of after the bell, melissa francis. fox news and contributor rachel campos duffy joining us today and on the couch, we will come back the cohost of the young bernie said show on wabc radio bernard brickwork and he is "outnumbered" ." >> bernard: there always have become of these fridays. it's always

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