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>> go to all this stuff click on the mega morning deals and you can get good deals. >> thank you for joining us. go catch brian on the radio. >> bill: good morning, everybody. 9:00 here in new york city and mike pompeo, secretary of state with a strong warning about iran. he says that regime is lying. this follows a day where benjamin netanyahu issued the same call revealing documents that extend for thousands of pages right now in israel. they're making their case in the middle east and the white house as well as we say good morning. i'm bill hemmer live in studio f for a special day. we have a big event tonight here on the fox news channel. sandra, good morning to you. >> sandra: good morning. i'm sandra smith. on the other side of "america's newsroom" this morning right here in studio n netanyahu slamming iran's rogue regime saying it has gone to great
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lengths to hide its efforts to continue its nuclear program. the original deal is built on lies. soon after president trump addressed whether he is pulling the u.s. out of that deal. >> they lied, one item after the other. they lied to the international atomic energy agency. they were supposed to come clean. that was the premise of the deal. the deal was flawed from the start. >> president trump: i've been saying it's happening. they're not sitting back idly. >> sandra: some have suggested that prime minister netanyahu was speaking to a party of one yesterday, that being the president of the united states. was that message received? >> i don't think there is any question that was the case and yes, loudly and clearly it was certainly received. i would say it's relevant because the clock continues to race toward that may 12th deadline whether the president makes the determination to withdraw the u.s. from the accord or remain in it.
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this was a full throated pitch to the commander-in-chief who has made no secret of his desire to scrap the deal. what's less clear is what that might look like. will it be scrapped all together or might it take on entirely new look. here is what the president said about that. >> president trump: that don't mean i wouldn't negotiate a new agreement. we'll see what happens. but i think if anything what's happening today and what has happened over the last little while and what we've learned has really shown that i've been 100% right. >> 100% right. this deal was replete with problems including poor verification mechanisms, very bad circumstance for possible inspections. lots of ramp-up time for iran to move some things to say nothing it was a $1.5 billion pay-out. it was iran's money, to be fair. >> sandra: new questions this
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morning about what the special counsel may want to ask the president in the russia probe. what can you tell us about that? >> well listen, this is a very interesting list in the new york sometimes as we take a look at it here from the fox perspective. what we're learning is getting a bit of i think a clearer picture of what the special counsel's strategy might be, sandra. let me share some of the questions. these are interesting. questions for the president like was he aware of any campaign outreach to russia by paul manafort. what was his thinking in terminating the special counsel? has he been a party to any conversation about a pardon to mike flynn and conversations with michael cohen, jared kushner and roger stone. while the special counsel probe continues to roll on, the president at least on twitter, sandra, appears to have had enough. let me take you to his latest tweet about this. so disgraceful the questions concerning the russia witch hunt were leaked to the media. no question on collusion, i
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see, you have a made up phony crime, collusion, that never existed and an investigation begun with illegally leaked classified information, nice. to say nothing of the fact this all began with a dossier funded by his political opponents that led to unmasking and all sorts of surveillance of trump operatives. if i could just very quickly, if i were his legal team, this is what a white house official said to me a few minutes ago, think back to your "star wars" days, remember princess leia yelling to luke skywalker it's a trap? that's the feeling around here. >> sandra: thank you. live at the white house for us this morning. meanwhile there are two big challenges facing the administration and the country. we'll talk about both of them with white house deputy press secretary raj shah later in the show. >> bill: in the meantime america's election headquarters coming to you live. later this evening you'll see a
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primary debate for a future senate seat in the state of west virginia that has gone heavily for donald trump and the republican party over the past couple of terms here in west virginia. tonight in prime time you'll see our debate. from morgantown, west virginia, home of the mountaineers, here is peter doocy. >> the outsider candidate blankenship is ramp up his anti-mitch mcconnell campaign. it has a new name for his party's leader sglao. one of my goals as u.s. senator will be to ditch cocaine mitch. >> cocaine mitch is new to this race and the national political dialogue brought by blankenship. a coal baron who was in prison
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after a mine disaster. he said his strategy for tonight is let the other two on stage destroy each other. >> i think number one they'll beat each other up pretty bad. number two, i will be beating on them between then and election day. >> hundreds of thousands of dollars in this race to try to help blankenship win and it's targeted at jenkins. >> it is unprecedented that chuck schumer, nancy pelosi are weighing into the republican primary trying to tilt the scales so their guys can win. >> rounding out the top three a.g. patrick morrissey who has the backing of ted cruz and rand paul and claims to have the most conservative resume in the primary. >> i think what you see out of
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blankenship and jenkins are attack ads. we have some contrast ads as well. >> everybody in the audience here in morgantown will be from west virginia. the first realtime test of who republican primary voters gives them the best chance to beat joe manchin. >> bill: back on the billboard we have yet again another installment as we push toward 2018. here is how the counties went back in 2016. red for donald trump, blue for hillary clinton. a week from today may 8 very interesting races in the middle part of the country, indiana, ohio, west virginia. in west virginia someone is going to battle and take on joe manchin as peter pointed out. blankenship is a businessman, jenkins a congressman from the lower part of the state and patrick morrissey probably the
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first republican to be the attorney general in west virginia in 70 or 80 years. polling so far this is what we see. jenkins with a slight lead over morrissey. blankenship in third place. interesting undecided at 24%. the national journal is with me now. good morning to you. how do you score the race right now as you look at it from your perspective? >> this is as close a race as we've seen in any primary. this debate tonight will be high stakes as it gets in politics. what you just mentioned undecided is in second place. there are a lot of voters in west virginia that are just starting to tune into this primary, just beginning to make up their minds. so it's really between jenkins the congressman who has a slight advantage and the attorney general patrick morrissey. but the key event tonight will swing a lot of votes. the states couldn't be higher for these candidates. >> bill: examine this. we see now go ahead and flip it
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one more time. on the issues right now that we see in west virginia opioids is the number one followed by the economy and down the line immigration and healthcare. if you look at this and think about how that state has gone so far in the republican category and so much in favor of president trump, what is happening in west virginia statewide? >> west virginia is the most republican state and pro-trump state in the country. you see the republican candidates trying to tie themselves as closely to president trump as possible. on the airwaves you see jenkins attack morrissey. opioids being the top issue. one of the attacks that jenkins is offering is morrissey has some ties to pharmaceutical companies and he is trying to diminish the attorney general's standing because he is trying to say he is sort of responsible for some of the opioid crisis in the state while morrissey is attacking jenkins for being a former democrat. he switched parties in 2013. he is trying to win over core republican primary voters
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saying that jenkins isn't a true republican. >> bill: it is all so fascinating and given us a glimpse into how the feeling since the election and which direction we're headed. thanks for your analysis this morning. appreciate that. as john was saying they're here in west virginia. president trump won with more than 68% of the vote in that state. watch for that to be a factor as well. 6:30 show time sandra on the fox news channel. >> sandra: we'll all be watching that, bill. be sure to catch all the action at the west virginia republican senate primary debate at 6:00 p.m. eastern time. bret baier will kick off special coverage at 6:30 and we'll have the debate moderated by bret baier and martha maccallum. at 7:30 martha will analyze it all on "the story." more news to get to this morning. fallout after the migrant caravan reaches the board as
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dozens are charged trying to enter the country. what the vice president is saying about it after his visit plus the president delaying a decision on tariffs involving steel. what does it mean for the u.s. and our allies? and the deadline for a decision on the iran nuclear deal quickly approaching. why new evidence has the israeli prime minister pushing president trump to leave the deal before the deadline. will he? >> they're trying to bamboozle the entire world and i'm glad president trump has said enough of that. we won't be taken for a ride or hoodwinked. ive thru lane. but what a powerful life lesson. and don't worry i have everything handled. i already spoke to our allstate agent, and i know that we have accident forgiveness. which is so smart on your guy's part. like fact that they'll just... forgive you... four weeks without the car. okay, yup. good night.
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>> if you do pull out of that deal do you worry it sends the wrong message to north korea as you seek to enter nuclear talks with kim jong-un? >> president trump: i think it sends the might message. in seven years the deal expires and iran can create nuclear weapons. that's not acceptable. seven years is tomorrow. that's not acceptable. >> bill: he is saying the decision on the iran nuclear deal will send a clear message to north korea before the summit happens. benjamin netanyahu saying evidence about iran lying its way through the negotiations the deal was based on and still concealing their nuclear activities. former counter terrorism advisor and michael waltz now running for congress in florida.
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welcome to "america's newsroom." if it's such a bad deal why did obama cut it? >> you have to go back to when secretary of state kerry announced the deal and buried in that announcement he said that they assess the iranians -- they threw away our leverage, which was a very tight comprehensive sanctions regime that was working. and now the iranians are taking that cash and buying russian weapons to reinforce their air defenses. if they do renege and it doesn't work out american and israeli pilots if we ever go to a military option will have a much more difficult path taken. >> bill: what does it mean if president trump pulls out? >> i want to go to this point that a lot of folks are making about the signal that it sends to the north koreans. and a lot of critics are saying if we back out of the deal
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america can't be trusted. i think it's actually the exact opposite. what we're seeing is we're not going to sit back and let our adversaries cheat on these deals. we aren't going to enter into an agreement in north korea where you can only freeze your program. you have to actually completely denuclearize like libya did and it has to be verifiable and it won't only be temporary but permanent. that's the message the president is sending and will walk away if there are any shenanigans coming from the north koreans. >> bill: the documents show iran had a secret nuclear weapons program for years, he writes. they hid a vast atomic archive from the world until today. what happens on may 12th then? i believe a lot of this is trying to amp up the pressure
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on our european allies. what do you think the president does? >> that's right. netanyahu is also going to take this evidence to both the russians and the chinese in addition to the europeans. so we back out of the deal essentially what president trump is doing is refusing to essentially continue suspending sanctions. so those sanctions will go back in place. the key there is getting everyone else to also sanction the regime and get that entire program in place. will the united states then put in place secondary sanctions and also punish european countries that continue to do which is with iran? i can tell you that's what is really at stake here is business class seats in berlin and london and in paris are full with european companies wanting to do business with iran and that is going to pump cash into the world's largest sponsor of terrorism. >> bill: short of that you'll
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have to renegotiate a deal. how likely is that? the last deal by passed the senate to get it done? >> i think what you are going to have to do -- this is what is so tragic and what the deal threw away, was a carefully crafted, comprehensive sanctions regime that was put together over the course of a decade. it will take some time to get those back in place but we have to do it. otherwise seven years is when this deal expires. and iran can he merge as a fully functional nuclear power. the sooner we get those sanctions back in place and squeeze the regime, the better. >> bill: seems like macron was giving a little bit on that. you go back to north korea. what is the message to kim jong-un? >> i think the message is when we say and when president trump says full denuclearization is
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permanent. not a freeze or something you can use to buy time in five, seven, 10 years and not something where the investigators and the inspectors only have partial access. they have to have full access. >> bill: good luck. that's a long way to go. >> it is a long way to go, that's right. >> bill: thank you for your insight. we'll talk again. >> sandra: this scary scene as a high rise comes crashing down after an overnight fire tears through the building. officials still looking for anyone who may be trapped inside. details on that straight ahead. plus president trump delays imposing those tariffs on america's closest allies as the administration works on a deal with china. how will this impact your bottom line? we'll have that for you next. >> if trump is tough on china, china will give in before we will because they need us more than we need them and the chinese consumer is hanging by
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what he wants to do here. >> he said nafta was one of the worst agreements ever in the history of this country. they have been negotiating with canada and mexico since august of last year. we're in a key piece of those round of negotiations now just last week we heard there was progress being made between the u.s., canada and mexico when it comes to nafta. him excluding the e.u. -- but canada and mexico gives negotiators more time. will a month be enough? i can't say that. >> sandra: june 1 deadline. not a lot of time. >> the may 1 deadline was self-imposed. the president is tough with nafta and deadlines. he wants action. he wants results out of these negotiators and this puts the pressure, i think, on robert light hiezer a little bit. >> sandra: the president's tweets are a way to put more pressure. the delegation heading to china to begin talks on the massive
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trade deficit created with our country. like north korea this should have been fixed years ago, not now. same with other countries in nafta but it will all get done. great potential for usa. his team is heading to beijing this week. >> he didn't exempt china or japan. so china is still under the threat of these tariffs. of course, the chinese are fighting back as they should. remember, i mean u.s. cars are being sold in china at 25% tax. come on. there are so many issues the chinese have been getting away with for years in my opinion that treasury secretary mnuchin was clear in saying we'll talk about the trade imbalance and joint technology ventures and the stealing of intellectual property and the tariffs is a way to pressure the chinese. is it working, the rhetoric says no but you never know what
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happens when you get down to the negotiating table. it's the art of the deal, right? that's what we'll see on thursday and friday. mnuchin is taking the president's message to china we're not backing down and a lot of business groups are applauding him now. this has been happening for decades with china. stealing our software and intellectual secrets for decades. enough is enough. >> sandra: we heard businessman trump talk about this. we're left wondering as americans and consumers in this country how this affects our bottom line. how does it? >> look, potentially chinese goods that you buy here in the united states could become more expensive. nobody wants a trade war. that's bad for business but we aren't there yet. we keep throwing around that term but i think it's a little premature. we're negotiating right now. could prices go up a little bit? also on the positive side, we could be protecting american
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businesses, in particular technology companies who have been forced for years into the joint ventures with chinese companies so they could open up their intellectual property so the chinese could have it at will. unfair and it needs to change. >> sandra: we'll see where it goes. a lot of uncertainty there. the president seems to be firm on where he stands on all this. cheryl, thank you. >> bill: come back any time, right? breaking news from overseas, twin suicide bombings in afghanistan. who the isis terrorists we're going after this time and why. plus there is this coming up. have a listen. >> i want to assure you that president trump and i are absolutely committed to seeing to the construction of a border wall but also reforming our immigration laws. >> sandra: that's vice president mike pence, the justice department begins to bring charges against the migrants parked on our southern border.
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like the ones we teach here, every day. >> bill: 9:31 in new york. justice department charging a dozen members of the migrant caravan with entering the country illegally as the showdown at the border continues. more than 100 migrants are waiting to be processed. vice president mike pence who was on the border stepping up calls to build a wall while making that visit just yesterday. >> it's not just about a wall. the president and i are determined to work with the congress to build the entire wall. we have to fix our immigration system. the reality is this caravans and caravans that have come before are a result of individuals who are attempting to exploit the suffering of people in central america to try and advance their agenda. >> bill: we're covering the story from multiple angles. border patrol agent standing by
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with insight. first william la jeunesse live back in tijuana with the latest from there. good morning. >> there have been two big developments in the last 24 hours. number one the u.s. attorney agreeing to prosecute those 11 members of the caravan who sfwerd the u.s. illegally about four miles from here in goat canyon. the bigger story is the u.s. has begun to accept asylum claims. what it means for people here. they've been sleeping her since sunday. they'll get a chance to tell their story and have their interview. the first step, if you will, to live and work in the u.s. legally at least until they see an immigration judge. the first group three mothers and four children, one 18-year-old male entered the u.s. last night around 7:00 p.m. that was uplifting news to the members of this caravan who spent a month on the road, camped here since sunday. they hope, too, to be admitted soon. >> we are happy, celebrating. these are eight families who
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have the opportunity to reach a court and don't have to suffer anymore. >> you have to cue me. i lost audio, can you cue me? there are basically those 11 members, those will be charged with a misdemeanor. one was a felony charge. it will matter if they get caught again because it will be a felony. in all likelihood they'll be back on a plane home in a few days. >> bill: thanks for dealing with that hiccup. >> sandra: joining us with more on this is the border patrol agent in tucson and vice president of the national border patrol counsel. art, thank you for being here this morning. you listened to the live report and you have been monitoring this showdown at the border over this migrant caravan. your thoughts this morning. >> you know, i heard vice president pence, i also heard william la jeunesse being down
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there. the reality is when i saw the video of it happening i was sad. i was angry, and i was a little disgusted because the reality when you see what they are doing, they are laughing at our laws, climbing at our fence. these people don't look like asylum seekers, more like a circus, like a parade. it looked staged. you have people out there with mega phones doing chants, singing songs. it is refreshing to see that some people are being prosecuted. but the reality is a lot of these individuals that are seeking asylum their dates with the judge, with the immigration judge will be a while away and it will be interesting to see how many of these people show up for their court is what i'm thinking. but it is just -- it doesn't look like people seeking asylum. more like an invasion of our country and it's sad. >> sandra: an organizer of the caravan said they would remain at the immigration processing center until every last one is admitted into the united states. there is still more than 100
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migrants still waiting to be processed. what happens with all of them? >> that's where the issue is. it's clogging up some of the system. they'll go through an asylum officer and chances of these individuals going and seeing the judge after they're released within the united states are very slim. like i said, it's a sad -- it was a very sad day for me when i saw this because the reality is i'm seeing these people climb our fence, their chants, they are laughing at our system and it is refreshing to see president trump and hear vice president pence putting their foot down and actually doing something about it. >> sandra: you talk about mike pence the vice president and it sounds to me like you are a big fan of what you are seeing and hearing from this administration and mike pence yesterday with his visit there, the second of his vice
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presidentsy in less than a month doubled down on the tough immigration talk that is coming from this administration. are you witnessing changes that you never thought you would see? you look at what this president has done and it's much different than anything we've seen in the past. >> you know, the reality i'm just going to say it. we have a president that actually cares. we're seeing a vice president that is going down there and seeing and talking and explaining what needs to be done. i just hope that the people in between that are running border patrol, the administrators and people leaders within our agency start anticipating and moving on with those changes and helping this country because it is very frustrating to see these people charge our borders and laugh at our immigration laws. >> sandra: i want to ask you as a border patrol agent and vice president of the national border patrol council what you think of something that the dhs secretary said. she recently said border
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security is national security. i'm paraphrasing. do you agree with that? >> i definitely agree with that. we can't put a price on securing our borders. there are a lot of things we need. we need to worry about retaining the agents that are within our agency. we need to place a wall in strategic locations. there is a lot of things that need to be dofnlt -- it has nothing to do with a political party. it is securing your borders and securing the future of our children. your party should not be put in front of securing the future of the people in america. >> sandra: art, we appreciate your time and perspective on this this morning as we continue to watch this story develop. thank you. >> bill: as we mentioned very interesting there. we'll follow this story on a migrant caravan as the homeland security director speaks out about this. >> if people think of border security there are different ways. it's national security. >> bill: she told us more than a dozen known or suspected
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flonase. >> sandra: arizona senator john mccain while battling brain cancer revealing in his new book this will be his final term in office. the 2008 presidential nominee offering thoughts on the current political climate saying he feels liberated to speak out. i can speak my mind without fearing the consequences much and i can vote my conscience without worry. senator john mccain. >> bill: talking to lindsey graham in the building yesterday doing a lot of interviews. he is about to head to arizona. you know how tight and close they are. our prayers are with you, senator in the arizona desert. another big story of the day.
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"new york times" releasing the question that robert mueller has for president trump. some of it dealing with russia, some with possible obstruction. the president tweeting this, so disgraceful the questions concerning the russian witch hunt were leaked to the media. no question on collusion. i see you have a made up phony crime, collusion that never existed and an investigation begun with leaked classified information, nice. how are you guys doing and good morning to both of you. you've seen the questions and marie, what is he going for? >> they're pretty straight forward factual questions that cover the range of issues we know bob mueller is looking at. talks and communication and coordination with russia during the campaign. obstruction of justice and how certain people including jim comey were fired. and you know, if donald trump has nothing to hide, as he has
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repeatedly said, answering straight forward factual questions is in the interest of the american people. if he doesn't it will be obvious there is a lot of information we don't know. >> bill: he could be walking into a perjury trap. >> only if he lies. >> bill: >> bill: amos, what do you think of the questions? >> if you look at the process. how quickly it was leaked plays directly into team trump's hands. from the beginning they've said this is a political witch hunt and circus. it is immediately leaked to the "new york times" and everybody can pick up a copy of the paper and read on the front page all the questions they want to ask. it plays directly into team trump. >> bill: there are many questions, check them out for yourself. here is one of them that we read this morning. after the resignations, what efforts were made to reach out to mr. flynn about seeking immunity or possible pardon? that sounds like an obstruction question to me, marie. >> it does. it absolutely does. there are a number of questions
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that relate to mike flynn and jim comey's firing that i think are in this obstruction bucket. to amos's point. the reporters from "the new york times" yesterday basically alluded to the fact it was people on team trump, not part of his legal team but people on his side that had given these questions to them. so one of the questions i had is why? >> bill: all right. what would be the motivation? >> i don't know, bill. >> bill: if you look from the tweets of the president early today he is making the case there is no collusion and charges are trumped up. what did you think about mr. comey's intelligence briefing on 2016 about russian election interferesens? what discussions did you have regarding terminating the special counsel and what did you do when that consideration was reported in january of 2018? a little russia there, amos. a little russia, a little obstruction. throw a dart. >> i think if you look at these
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this is probably the most consequenceal leak we've had in the investigation. you are starting to see some of the special investigation's strategy they're trying to put together. but i think overall as you saw with president's tweet this morning this leak now gives something for president trump to point to. >> bill: do you think he sits down and has that interview? >> i don't think so. either way we'll hear about it on twitter beforehand. >> bill: alan dershowitz says these are deliberate soft balls designed to get you talking and the prosecutor comes in with the fastball. >> they're very factual questions. what did you know? what did you talk about? did you know about the meeting with russians in trump tower? everyone knows trump likes to talk a lot. look at his interview with fox & friends last week.
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i have heard from people that they're concerned he will tell the truth. everything that went on and unlike when he calls the press fake news in public, if he doesn't tell the truth to bob mueller there will be consequences. >> bill: amos says he doesn't do the interview. do you think he does or not? >> i think he should and if he doesn't there are questions only president trump can answer that he refused to and undercut his political argument he has nothing to hide. >> bill: are either of you lawyers, by the way? neither am i. i know a lawyer, his name is napolitano. he says there is a critical question about paul manafort, outreach by the campaign. potential assistance on behalf of the campaign with russia. he thinks that's the critical point here, amos, the bob mueller that could hold the most consequences. final thought. >> as you look over the questions that's the one item that is new. if you look overall we're talking about this investigating with book tours,
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leaked questions to the front page of the "new york times." it has turned into a circus. the longer this goes on the more it will continue to happen. >> bill: specifically what outreach do you know about potential assistance to the campaign? >> people have said special counsels don't ask questions they don't already know the answer to. that question is on there for a reason and i think to a lot of us it shows there may be a little fire behind the smoke that surrounded paul manafort for a long time. >> bill: come on back, you two. thanks. >> sandra: stunning new details to "america's newsroom" on the twin suicide bombings in kabul yesterday. we now know who the isis terrorists were targeting and we'll bring that to you next. >> even in war there are roles, civilians and journalists who risk their lives to report from dangerous and difficult places must never be the target. truecar is great for finding new cars.
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>> bill: reiss will also stand trial back home in the state of minnesota. she is charged with killing her husband and then another woman. >> sandra: the twin bombings in the afghan capital are called an attack on the global media. nine journal illss are among 25 victims from the kabul blast making it one of the most deadly days for journalists in
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afghanistan since 2002. benjamin hall is live in london for us this morning. >> sadly this is one of many attacks which took place in afghanistan yesterday including one which left an american soldier dead and it is a reminder of the increased pace of attacks we're seeing at the moment in the country from the taliban and isis. this one major attack took place in the morning yesterday around 8:00 a.m. in kabul. as you say it left 25 dead and 45 wounded nine journalists among them some working for international news agencies. it happened in a heavily for the notified district near nato headquarters and a reminder of the lack of security in the capital. the first bomber blew himself up at the afghan intelligence services. the second dressed and posing as a cameraman waited until journalists arrived on the scene and blowing himself up and targeting them. yesterday in eastern afghanistan one u.s. soldier was killed in a combat operation along with several
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afghan troops. at this point little else is known about that operation. in kandahar eight romanian soldiers were killed in a car bomb that left 11 children dead at a nearby school and a bbc reporter was shot and killed. u.s. and afghan forces have ramped up strikes against the taliban and isis and remain strong. taliban fighters are openly active in three quarters of the country. they announced the beginning of their spring offensive and said they will specifically target u.s. forces in the country. the u.s. forces have been beefing up as well sending in a number of reinforcements, aerial planes and bombers. expect the coming months to be more bloody than usual. thank you. >> bill: seems to be the beat when the weather changes. speaking of weather change in here, i do believe there is breaking news in new york city. i do believe the sun is out. i do believe spring is now on the horizon after one long
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winter. >> sandra: you are loving that window. >> bill: we have a window to our left. the first time. it's new for us. how about 44 degrees on april 30th with sleet? how did that feel? >> sandra: i'm looking forward to 80° later this week. >> bill: taking a live look now. morgantown, west virginia. the candidates are facing off in the fox news primary debate for the senate seat. more on that next hour. >> sandra: what a race to watch. >> bill: secretary of state mike pompeo saying he agrees with the assessment out of israel that iran lied to the world about its nuclear program. new reaction from the white house when we talk to deputy press secretary raj shah live from the north lawn coming up in moments right here. >> i actually think if we pull out now it won't be the disaster that everybody is talking about. i would not have signed this deal. i don't think it was a very
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>> sandra: new reaction pouring into "america's newsroom" after the bombshell dropped israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu showing evidence that iran lied to get the nuclear deal and is still hiding nuclear activities. welcome to a brand-new hour of "america's newsroom." i'm sandra smith. good morning. are you going to start this hour in studio with me, huh? >> bill: nice to see you. i'm bill hemmer. secretary of state mike pompeo confirming the claims by netanyahu. he says that tehran has been going to great lengths to lie about its nuclear efforts for years. the israeli prime minister doubling down on his claims this morning on fox. >> why did they hide it? they hid it with extra special effort after signing the iran nuclear deal. they knew they lied. they lied in order to get the deal and they're still lying.
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they're trying to basically have their yellow cake and eat it, too. >> bill: we'll speak to raj shah. first we start with david lee miller live in jerusalem for the reaction on the latest claim. what have you heard there? >> bill, there is widespread approval of the country's intelligence services, people here believe the intelligence service did a remarkable job obtaining this information from the iranian nuclear archives. the significance of these thousands of pages of documents is being debated. some media reports criticize prime minister netanyahu for not having a smoking gun. critics argue it was widely known iran lied about its past intentions to develop a nuclear weapons program and the current agreement has stopped iran from moving forward with such plans. supporters of the prime minister's position say the iranian nuclear agreement was predicated about iran being honest and the documents undermine the foundation of the
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deal. they also question the integrity of the compliance inspections in light of iran's history of deceit. speaking a short time ago on fox and friends this morning netanyahu says fully fix or fully nix the iran agreement. >> if you have a terrible deal and comply with it, it doesn't help you at all. this deal right now will go the distance and have within a few years precisely as president trump said yesterday, they'll have the wherewithal to produce 100 nuclear bombs. it doesn't justify continuing with the deal. certainly not continuing with the structure. >> according to an israeli cabinet official last night's presentation by the prime minister might cause iran to think twice about launching any strike against israel. he said the intelligence achievement just underscores the country's military capability. >> bill: so president trump said the prime minister's speech proves he was 100%
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correct on the iran matter. how are other world leaders reacting? >> as of now we understand representatives of the u.k., france as well as britain are coming here to examine these documents. but so far there has been a generally muted response to the prime minister's presentation. the foreign policy chief for the european union says nothing netanyahu said put into question compliance with the deal. french officials say netanyahu's claims only reinforce the need for this agreement to stay in place. the u.k. standing by the deal for now calling the inspections one of the most extensive and robust in international accords. the harshest reaction is coming from tehran. a spokesman there is calling netanyahu a broke and infamous liar who had nothing to offer except lies and deceit. and the head of iran's atomic energy agency is saying if the u.s. decides to opt out of this
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deal, iran is going to ramp up its nuclear ambitions. >> bill: interesting. thank you, david lee miller on the ground in jerusalem. >> sandra: here to give the white house's reaction to this is raj shah, good morning to you, deputy press secretary. >> thank you for having me on. >> sandra: what does the president make of all this as he wakes up and gets back to work this morning? >> the developments you guys were just talking about that prime minister netanyahu rolled out yesterday are very concerning. they're deeply troubling. they demonstrate that iran had a much more advanced clandestine attempt to attain nuclear weapons that dates back decades and lied about it to international inspectors and the global community and to the obama administration when they were negotiating the iran nuclear deal in 2015. this demonstrates not only bad faith in that the program itself is far more advanced than we ever understood, but
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they could now comply with the terms of this iran nuclear deal and be prepared just in a few short years to build not just one nuclear warhead and bomb but a full arsenal of nuclear weapons, which is a danger to the entire civilized world. >> sandra: what are the president's intentions? will he pull out of the deal? >> that will be determined in the near future. we have a deadline ahead of us. i don't want to get ahead of anything the president may do. he has been very clear about his approach to this deal. it was the worst negotiated deal in the history of modern time by this government. it did not stop iran's nuclear weapons program and did not verify as we see from the latest development it did not have a clandestine program and sets the stage for a more advanced program in the future. >> sandra: i want to get to mike pompeo's statement after he has confirmed they have been cheating and for quite some time. he says we're assessing what the discovery of iran's secret nuclear files means for the
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future of the deal. the sunset was a mistake. now that the world knows iran has lied and is still lying it is time to revisit the question of whether iran can be trusted to enrich or control any nuclear material. what is the president's answer to that question? >> iran has not shown good faith. it has not negotiated in a manner in which foreign countries, whether it's european countries or the united states, can trust its word. it has deceived the world community and deceived the international atomorrowic energy agency that certified where its program stood at the time. it cannot be trusted. i think that's been borne out through the evidence discovered by the israelis. it raises serious questions about the nuclear deal and their intention going forward. >> sandra: what does the president believe this is the message it would send north
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korea if he decides to pull out? >> it demonstrates when it comes to north korea, that the united states policy means business. the united states and the president want to secure the complete, irreversible and verifyible denuclearization of the korean peninsula. allow for inspections and verifiable mechanisms to ensure it occurs. our maximum pressure campaign on north korea will not relent until we're able to secure a deal that actually establishes the principles that we want. i think that it actually increases the president's leverage and credibility in making these points when he, you know, actually holds iran's feet to the fire on the deal they signed. >> sandra: speaking of north korea and this upcoming summit with the president, the president floating this idea of holding the summit with the north in the korean dmz.
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have any decisions been made on that front? >> decisions have yet to be made. there are a number of venues being concerned. the dmz one of them. each one of them has pros and cons, what's important is the development of our policy, how in just under 16 months this campaign of maximum pressure that's gotten dozens of countries involved and china to place more pressure on north korea has begun to show real dividends. we've seen north korea agree to end ballistic missile tests to stop nuclear tests and now with that interkorean summit we saw a few days ago we're starting to see potential progress. we're focused on the policy rather than necessarily the sites or dates. the dmz and others are in consideration. >> sandra: it will be something, though, for the world to witness that moment and so there are big questions about where ultimately the president -- does the president have a priority for him as to
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where he would like to meet with the north korean dictator? >> i think the president demonstrated yesterday where he would like for this to happen but there are a number of concerns and mitigating factors. there are pros and cons to a number of sites. sometime soon we'll have an announcement. the president said a number of weeks from now is what our goal is. we won't let the timing dictate the process itself. these negotiations are ongoing. >> sandra: will you make a formal announcement of when and where or a secret meeting? >> our intention is to make a public announcement at some point in the near future. >> sandra: i have to ask you about this "new york times" release of these questions that robert mueller has for the president. the president is tweeting about it this morning saying so grateful the questions concerning the russian witch
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hunt were leaked to the media. no questions on collusion, i see, you have a made up phony crime, collusion that never existed and an investigation that began with illegally leaked classified information. nice. so disgraceful. >> the president spelled it out in his tweet. this investigation began as james comey indicated in his testimony from his own leaked memos which contained classified information which the department of justice inspector general is now investigating. now you have these questions that are leaked. i don't know the veracity or accuracy of the leak. if they are accurate the overwhelming majority of those questions don't focus on the underlying premise of the special counsel which was to focus on the issue of collusion with the russian government. there has been over a year of investigation, there have been dozens of witnesses, thousands of documents, millions of pages of documents provided and zero evidence. not a shred of evidence of
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collusion between the trump campaign and the russian government. so we have been cooperating as a white house with this probe but we're a little frustrated that the focus of it is not near where it was created to focus on, which is this collusion question. >> sandra: i don't have much time left but i want to ask you about the d.o.j. charging these 11 possible caravan members for illegally entering the united states. the president has been closely following that caravan and brought a lot of attention to it. his thoughts on that this morning. >> we're happy to see the department of justice enforce federal law. crossing the southern border into the united states illegally is a crime and people who cross the border should not just get a free pass. and so the president has said repeatedly a country without borders is not a country at all. we'll enforce the law with this caravan and with other individuals across the border illegally and the president wants to see legal loopholes and allow people to come here
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illegally more easily closed. we need congress to act as well. >> sandra: will we see sarah sanders this afternoon? >> she will be there. >> sandra: probably the first time we've heard from her since the weekend, since that white house correspondents dinner and the speech of that comedian that drew a lot of criticism from both the left and right. have you spoken with her about that? >> yeah. we spoke about that. many people in the white house have spoken about that. i was at the dinner on saturday night and i think that when you have a room filled with probably more liberal journalists, celebrities and other types and lose the room when you make jokes about the president you are probably not that funny and probably a dinner that was created to celebrate some of the great parts of journalism that we've seen throughout history should focus more on that and probably not bad jokes. >> sandra: do you expect her to address that this afternoon? >> i'm sure she'll be asked
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about that among many other things. >> sandra: thank you for your time this morning. >> bill: very interesting, too, iran, north korea and also the briefing this afternoon. i thought what condoleezza rice said this morning on "fox & friends" was interesting. she said if you get out of the iran deal we'll be fine. maximum pressure with regard to iran and european counterparts and whether you can negotiate a deal. >> sandra: a word of caution to the president there. she said we have to be careful with this. she has a lot of experience there. >> bill: breaking news inside of the courtroom in florida. what the justice department is saying about the case of a man accused of gunning down five people inside an airport in florida. >> sandra: plus you're looking live at morgantown, west virginia, where the debate stage is set for our first primary debate in battleground state west virginia. somebody turn the lights on. this is one of the critical reasons we're watching ahead of
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the mid-terms. tennessee senate where marsha blackburn hopes to pull off a win as well. she joins us next. >> president trump: we need more republicans. we have to get more republicans. they say we have a majority. one in the senate, very few in the house. we need more to get it done. we are going to get it done one way or the other.
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>> bill: breaking news inside of a courtroom in florida. we're learning justice department will not seek the death penalty in a case against
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a man from alaska seen screen left. he is suspected of shooting five people and injuring six at the airport in july of 2017. officials say he grabbed an empty handgun in a checked bag. went into a bathroom and loaded it and opened fire at people at an airport. prosecutors say he will agree to a life sentence in prison. no death penalty. >> president trump: we cannot be complacent. we have to go out, right? we have to go out and we have to fight like hell and we have to win the house and we have to win the senate. and i think we are going to do great in the senate. i think we are going to do great in the house because the economy is so good. >> sandra: president trump urging supporters to send more republicans to congress as the mid-term primary season heats up.
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primary elections taking place next week in ohio, indiana and west virginia. you are looking live in morgantown, west virginia now where the debate stage is set for fox news's first primary debate of the season. congresswoman blackburn joining us from tennessee. you'll be running for the senate there. first west virginia. debate night is tonight and we've been closely watching this race. how do you think it's looking? >> i think it's looking like a great race. the winner of that primary is definitely going to run strong through the fall. we know that west virginia is very much donald trump country. and they want to have a u.s. senator who is going to stand there and support president trump, not be somebody who is supporting chuck schumer. they definitely do not want chuck schumer to be the majority leader in the u.s. senate. >> sandra: what will the outcome of this particular election tell us about the
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mid-terms? >> what it is going to tell us is where the energy is. and i am going to tell you, sandra, as i am out and about around tennessee they want to have a u.s. senator who will support the president's agenda, which is what people here voted for. they want someone who is going to support and vote to confirm judges, constitutional conservative judges to the federal district court and the circuit court and supreme court and they like the work that the president has done there. they want to have a u.s. senator who will be rock solid on voting for more tax cuts, not someone who will vote against it. every democrat voted no on the tax cuts. >> sandra: and i'm sure that is something that we will see many republicans continue to point out, congressman. you are talking about your very important race right there for the tennessee senate. you are hoping to pull off a win. how are things looking for you
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now? >> things are looking great and we're out and about and working hard and working smart. and that is what we're going to have to do. i think everybody realizes a great conservative revolution start evidence in this country with the 2016 elections. people voting to drain the swamp, to return to being a government of, by and for the people, to returning to invigorating that american dream for families and individuals. putting the focus on securing the southern border, which helps to make our communities and our country safe. and they want more of that. so if you want more of it, they are going to go and vote for candidates that the president is supporting. >> sandra: what did you think of the president's message there, we cannot be complacent. we have to go out and we have to fight like hell. >> absolutely. as the late u.s. senator fred thompson used to say. you have to run flat out or
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unopposed. the late senator thompson's words we better be running flat out and make sure we're in high gear. if you want to see more tax cuts, secure southern border and make certain we'll address the healthcare issues, confirm conservative judges, then you need to be voting for conservatives to go to the senate and the house. >> sandra: we'll be watching both of these races and seeing what they tell us and what they mean heading into the mid-terms. congresswoman blackburn, we appreciate it. thank you. >> bill: good stuff there. they're running flat out in west virginia. debate night tonight. republican candidates facing off before the primary. bret is on at 6:00 followed by the debate at 6:30 moderated by bret and martha. martha has post-game coming up after the debate at 7:30 east coast time. check it out. we're here for you this evening. >> sandra: he has been
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a little entertainment. >> bill: got a degree in aviation, he did. that's right. secretary of state mike pompeo having a big impact on u.s. foreign policy first with north korea and the iranian nuclear deal. pompeo addresses his staff in a few hours. it wasn't not long ago where we saw rex tillerson address his staff in that same building. >> it was about a year ago it happened. usually the senate confirms a secretary of state and get over to the state department and get settled in and address employees and take a trip. this secretary of state has been to four countries before he addresses employees later this afternoon. he met with nato allies in brussels and visited the middle east, leaders in saudi arabia, israel and jordan. originally the deputy secretary of state was planning to visit brussels for the nato meetings.
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then the senate confirmed secretary mike pompeo last week and he was sworn in and flying to europe. the state department announced the middle east portion and the president's diplomat wanted to demonstrate the alliance between the u.s. and its strongest regional allies as they work together to try to counter iran's influence a couple of weeks ahead whf the president will decide whether to keep or remove the u.s. from the nuclear deal. >> bill: the employees from the state department, what are they looking to hear today? >> before he was secretary he was testifying at his confirmation hearing he said he wanted to help the state department find its swagger. something the state department has acknowledged low morale. rex tillerson led an unpopular effort to redesign the state department. a hiring freeze, difficulty moving jobs within the department. also complaints he had cut senior diplomats out of important decisions and still significant vacancies here. there appears to be some movement in filling those
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positions. employees here also say that pompeo's solid relationship with president trump are hoping that helps make the state department a much more relevant place going forward. >> bill: condy rice giving tillerson a lot of -- >> sandra: months after a u.s.-led coalition announces defeat of the terrorist group in the region in iraq. what happens with our troops still stationed there? >> bill: 49 questions special counsel bob mueller to president trump. possible obstruction and leaks to the media. what do the questions reveal about the ongoing investigation? peter king analyzes that coming up next. >> the treasure trove into bob mueller's thinking tells me a couple of things. it tells me they already know the answers to many of those questions. they can document the answers and they want to see if the president will tell the truth.
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>> bill: 10:31. homeland security secretary kristjen nielsen revealing an alarming threat explaining why border security is such an important part of national security. listen carefully here. >> border security is national security. what we see the department of homeland security we see 15 terrorists either planning to travel or actually traveling to the united states each day. known suspected terrorists. they are coming through. >> bill: peter king hits on the homeland security and intelligence committee. 15 terrorists trying to get in our country every day. have you heard that before? >> secretary nielsen testified to that last week. what she is talking about we
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have terrorist lists and people come to various ports of entry who our people identify as having terrorist connections. no doubt they want to come across and no doubt they want to come across as refugees and no doubt they want to sneak in and especially the southern border being so porous we have to be on guard there. it shows the sophistication of our detection. people have links to terrorism are spotted much earlier. i don't think she is saying that 15 come across the border but of the thousands and thousands of people who are applying we do find people attempting to come into the country legally who have terrorist connections and that's what she was speaking of. >> bill: trying to get here. if you have that fact, why not say that every day? this administration has been pushing for that border to be secured. that is a number that gets attention is my point. >> i understand, yeah. again, i think probably gets as high as 15 when we're talking
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about all the places around the world where people are applying for visas, attempting to fly to the u.s. and come to the u.s. when we checked them out we see they have terrorist connections. >> bill: okay. let's turn to the matter with bob mueller. you saw "the new york times" story, did you not? >> yes. >> bill: you saw the 49 questions. some talk about russia, some talk about collusion, etc. here is how the president responded earlier today. it seemed hard to obstruct justice for a crime that never happened. he ends it with witch hunt. what did you think when you read those questions? >> first of all the question where they came from. are they being leaked out by the mueller people, is that an attempt to intimidate the president or suggest they have more evidence than they do? i went through the questions. i don't see anything there there is not an adequate answer for. i have think the president could answer all of those assuming that they aren't going to be asking them in a trick way, asked a question where he will give a different answer from some other witness has
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given that they don't know about and the other witness may not be reliable. if you have a contradiction in testimony it presents legal problems and why it's very unusual that even to allow someone to go and testify in a situation like this where they could have hundreds of records, thousands of records, and you could be perfectly innocent and telling the truth but your testimony or your statement could conflict with something else they've heard from somebody else and it's enough to move it forward. i think that the president as lawyers if he will testify have to get more assurances that this is going to be a real questioning and not a perjury trap or attempt to find some harmless contradiction and blow it up into something it's not. >> bill: allen dershowitz said they're softball question. the idea is to have a follow-up by a lawyer or prosecutor standing nearby to hit you with a fastball. is that the way it works? >> yeah, that is the way it works when you are trying to
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get somebody. we had a judge in new york said you can indict a ham sandwich if you want to. the question is how intense it will be. are they being honest about it? again, i've been through so many hearings and interviews and gone through so many documents i've seen no evidence of collusion. i've seen no evidence of obstruction of justice. to me the president has very plausible and honest answers to each of those questions but again if you are trying to find some contradiction somewhere you can do it to anyone. >> bill: no obstruction and no collusion. what about the question of paul manafort and ties to russia? judge napolitano seems to think it tells us something. does it tell you something or not? >> i'm not aware of that. i have seen no indication that russia got involved at all or anything manafort did or tried to do had any impact on the campaign or any way approved by the president or anybody close to the president. >> bill: we'll talk again.
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appreciate your time today. peter king the republican from new york. >> sandra: five months after iraq declared victory over isis the u.s.-led coalition announcing the end of major combat operations against the terrorist group there. the battle is not over yet. lucas tomlinson live from the pentagon this morning. does it mean all u.s. troops are coming out of iraq? >> not all the troops, sandra. there is universal acknowledgement in the pentagon that pulling the troops out in 2011 was a big mistake and not to be repeated. in the small ceremony to baghdad yesterday the u.s. military disbanded its headquarters overseeing ground troops in iraq as the war against isis winds down. 5,000 u.s. troops will still be on the ground. in a higher level u.s. led command will remain in baghdad to advise the iraqi military counterparts and make sure isis stays underground and doesn't hold territory.
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a u.s. special operations task force will also remain. in terms of how much it has wound down only five air strikes last week compared to 21 in syria. in december -- he is facing parliamentary elections later this month including against some iranian-backed candidates. >> sandra: what does the future look like for u.s. troops in neighboring syria. >> in an interview with reporters yesterday defense secretary mattis doesn't want to see all 2,000 troops pulled out of syria before the diplomats have had a chance to win the peace. on caphill he told lawmakers about the complex battlefield including other firefighters and also offered more detail about a massive u.s. strike against russian mercenaries in february. >> the russian high command assured us it was not their people.
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my direction to the chairman was for the force then was to be annihilated and it was. >> fair to say a holding force right now without us would be a risky proposition for a while to come? >> i'm confident that we would probably regret it. >> mattis said the isis fight in syria will be reenergized. >> sandra: thank you. >> bill: 21 minutes now before the hour. in a moment these explosive new revelations days before the deadline to re-certify the iran nuclear deal. listen here. >> they hate america's guts so i think if that's what they are doing without nuclear weapons, think of what will happen when they get an arsenal of nuclear weapons. >> bill: that from israel and mike pompeo says there is evidence iran cheated. >> sandra: plus harvey weinstein in a legal battle with a high-profile actress. a new twist in the sexual
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>> bill: there is a real life legal drama in the harvey weinstein. ashley judd alleges he sabotaged her career after she refused his sexual advances. she is one of the first to come publicly out against him in claims of sexual harassment and defamation charging he circulated false and malicious rumors about her that held her back from getting the roles she pursued in hollywood. >> i can guarantee you that if people had that information in 2015, this deal would have never happened at the time because it shows there is hard evidence there that iran has a military nuclear program and that it falsified all their reports to the international atomic energy agency. >> sandra: that's the israeli ambassador to the u.s. slamming
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the iran nuclear deal after mike pompeo confirmed that tehran has been cheating on the deal and continues to do so. the bombshell revelation made by israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu in a televised show and tell yesterday. president trump hinting he might pull out of the agreement and work to negotiate better terms. here with me now is israel's general in new york. thank you for being here this morning. what do you anticipate is the next move by this president based on these new revelations? >> we put forward all the information we have. we shared it with president trump and his staff a few weeks ago. they know exactly what the picture is. what happened here is that iran -- including the united states, they sold the brooklyn bridge. something that started with a
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blatant lie and you know what they say, the final act, an agreement like that starts are a blatant act it will lead to a bigger lie. >> sandra: according to pompeo they've been cheating all this time and continue to do so. you look back to what we were told by the obama administration, how do you explain that? >> let me be diplomatic and just say it was naivety. but everyone will take his own conclusion. what is happening now is extremely worried. i want to explain why it is so important to fix or nix the deal. what is happening now is that iran is profiting and benefiting from the lifting of the sanctions with billions of dollars, not only the dollars that were released but also by
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selling oil with rising prices in the last month. iran is becoming an extremely rich country and that wealth thanks to the lifting of the sanctions, it is being used for malicious aims to conquer yemen, shoot missiles at saudi arabia, colonize syria, threat israel from lebanon through hezbollah, to promote terrorism and when the benefiting from the lifting of the sanctions will end and the sunset expiration date will come they will use the know how that we revealed and they're expanding to just walk to a nuclear device and we find a regional super power iran having nuclear military capabilities, the world that we will inherit for
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our children and grandchildren will be much more frightening than the world in which i grew up during the cold war. >> sandra: we spoke with the white house and deputy press secretary raj shah answering for the president saying iran has not shown good faith and can't be trusted. he wouldn't say he would get out of the president's decision whether or not to stay in the deal. if things are looking so obvious on benjamin netanyahu he is in agreement with and a supporter of the president. we heard from him this morning for the president to get out of the deal and negotiate better terms. why do you think we're not hearing a reaction from the president as far as what his next move is? >> there is a date, may 12th. there is no reason to anticipate the information before that date. we have great confidence on this administration. in particular in the iranian issue but in particular in the issue we had yesterday secretary pompeo saying very,
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very sensible things. he understood exactly, maybe also by being former director of the c.i.a., the importance of these relations. >> sandra: you're well aware the president of france macron was visiting last week urging or president to stay in the deal. >> the europeans are stubborn, maybe the fact that they were committed to this deal by misleading iran, it is more difficult for the president to really recognize that we were cheated. that iran sold them a story that was completely detached from reality and based on that they signed the agreement. is not the only case in which we see europe being less assertive and less realistic than this administration but we hope that under the leadership of president trump and europe will have to accommodate its policy to the decisions of the president. >> sandra: how would that go over if you did see the
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president decide to stay in the deal for -- in france's case, for lack of better options? what message would that send to israel and benjamin netanyahu. >> i don't want to anticipate what the decision of the president will be. in case there are two real options. i think we see eye-to-eye with the president. the first one is radical revision of the agreement. a completely revamp of the agreement. the other is to walk out of it. in case that the united states does walk out of the agreement, i think that every economic factor in the world that we have to choose whether to do business with the gigantic american economy or with the more modest iranian one, i think they will make the right decision. what we need now in case that iran doesn't agree to a revised agreement, a much more realistic one is crippling
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sanctions again that will force iran to comply with its commitment. >> sandra: thank you for being with us this morning. thank you so much. >> bill: big issue and big moment. a raging blaze that has drawn more than 500 firefighters. live on the scene in arizona an update on the efforts to contain those flames coming up next after this. n? when i needed to create a better visitor experience. improve our workflow. attract new customers. that's when fastsigns recommended fleet graphics. yeah! now business is rolling in. get started at fastsigns.com.
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>> i'm jon scott. charges filed against those migrants believed to be part of the caravan at the southern border. more than 100 others asking for asylum. where does the fight go now? also special counsel robert mueller's questions for president trump supposedly leaked to the "new york times." what do they say about the direction of the investigation? the golden state killer caught
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with an online dna database. if you use one of those websites could your dna become part of a criminal case? "happening now" top of the hour. >> bill: a state of emergency in arizona. a fire started last week forcing hundreds from their homes. adam housley watching the story. how are they doing on the fire, adam? good morning. >> they're hoping for better weather today. right now it has been a tough fight so far. one of the first tough ones of the season in arizona. newest numbers came in shortly ago. right now for the tinder fire as it's called in the northern part of arizona 11,420 acres have burned. containment remains at 0%. not good news there. they do expect hopefully better weather coming throughout the day today. so far the governor declared a state of emergency. at least 3,000 people are under mandatory evacuation orders. 1,000 homes and cabins are threatened in the area southwest of winslow, arizona. strong winds stoke the fire in
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spots. it is a tough fight for firefighters. about 20% of the homes evacuated are year round residences. they say the fire at times is screaming and whistling through the trees. >> we did have a very significant evacuation. very well-run, timely well ahead of the fire front. >> we feel safe because the wind direction but we are still anxious because the winds could change directions at any time. >> 18 square miles so far have burned. the drought in this area is at the worst type of drought you could have in conditions like this. it is completely dry there. nowhere near the precipitation or snow they would normally get for the last year or so. so it's made it very difficult. there is a front coming in, though, bill bringing coolers temperatures. maybe into the 50s. humidity, though, is pretty low there. a 10% chance of rain as well. right now they're all about
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structure protection, which means until the winds die down until the temperature gets better they're saving homes. once that happens they can attack the fire more. >> bill: lives and then homes. adam housley watching it from the west coast newsroom. >> sandra: u.s. border official efs allowing asylum for some members of that caravan of central american migrants at the border. the outrage that is sparking and what the justice department is now threatening. t. there's no heavy bucket, or mop to wring out, because the absorb and lock technology traps dirt and liquid inside the pad. it's safe to use on all finished surfaces tile, laminate and hardwood. and it prevents streaks and hazing better than a micro fiber strip mop, giving you a thorough clean the first time. for a convenient clean, try swiffer wetjet with a money back guarantee. brand power. helping you buy better.
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conservative. >> a little bit. >> we have them on the show. we'll be tuned in for that. that's it. "happening now" starts right now. >> jon: we begin with a fox news alert on the iran nuclear cover-up with the white house confirming israel's trove of documents are real and supporting the stance that the nuke deal was based on a pack of lies. good morning. i'm jon scott. >> and i'm julie banderas. benjamin netanyahu laying out the case against iran unveiling evidence which shows tehran was not telling the truth about their nuclear program after signing the nuclear deal. all of this coming as president trump has days to decide whether to pull out of an agreement that he called horrible. >> i met the president in early march, president trump. i described to him what we have. i said that

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