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>> harris: talking about my trip to israel on my social media pages. please tune in. there is the show page there. here is dana. >> dana: fox news alert. the senate judiciary committee releasing thousands of pages of testimony today. much of it relating to the 2016 trump tower meeting which included donald trump jr. and a russian lawyer. hello, everyone. i'm dana perino. this is the "the daily briefing". the document shedding new light on a meeting where the russian lawyer had promised to deliver damaging information on hillary clinton to the trump campaign. ellison barber is in washington. catch us up. there is a lot to digest here. >> right, there is. of course, with over 2,000 documents we are still trying to go through a lot of it. but what we know is that in his testimony, trump junior told the senate committee he did not tell his father about
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the e-mail setting up the meeting and he doesn't know when the president and his team learned of the e-mail. when it comes to questions about president trump's involvement in a july 8, 2017, statement about the controversial meeting, trump junior seemed to suggest he was involved through former white house communications director hope hicks. the initial july statement trump jr. told the "new york times" the meeting with russian lawyer natalia veselnitskaya was primarily about russian adoption. he did not mention the fact that he agreed to the meeting after british publicist named rob goldstone told him that the person had information that might hurt hillary clinton's campaign. the "washington post" reported that president trump dictated the statement on air force one. the committee asked if that was correct to which trump jr. replied, "i don't know. i never spoke to my father about it." the chairman of the judiciary committee senator chuck grassley says the public can read through the documents and come to their own conclusions. committee democrats say they
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need more from mr. trump. >> dana: then i was watching you trying to figure out, trying to piece all of this together. do you know if his comments provided through hope hicks were incorporated into the final statement? because this is all done on air force one as the president's flying home from the first meeting in europe. >> right. that was sort of one of the big questions, one of the big concerns is there was an exchange where president trump, the initial statement that came out on july 8. there were questions about whether or not he had dictated it. "washington post" reported he dictated it on air force one heading back if are from germany. initially trump jr.'s response was he wasn't sure and as they asked him specifically -- his answer sort of changed and wavered a little bit. he said at first i don't know, i didn't speak to him about it and then he talked at one point talking about how he
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thought perhaps some of the president's opinion statements, what have you may have come in the statement through hope hicks, the former white house communications director. donald trump jr. told the committee that hope hicks asked him if he wanted to actually speak with president trump about it and donald trump jr. said he did not. he felt it was something that the president shouldn't be involved with. >> dana: all right. thank you so much. for more on this i want to bring in michael moore. former u.s. attorney for the middle district of georgia. michael, thank you for joining me today. >> sure. >> dana: we know that the people at the trump tower meeting on june 9, 2016, consisted of, of course, donald trump jr., there was also jared kushner, paul manafort, rob goldstone and then this natalia veselnitskaya lawyer, the one from russia and a couple of other russian folks. we know all of that. that is not new here. we do have more detail now as she was explaining about president trump and donald
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trump jr. trump jr. saying he didn't talk to his father about it. and especially the statement about the meeting. what is new here to you? what, if any bearing does this have on the mueller investigation? or because this is just senate judiciary committee transcript, mueller doesn't have any interest in that? >> i think he will have interest in it. anytime someone makes a subsequent statement to be compared to see if there is truthful in any one of those. there is value anytime there is a recorded statement so this will be useful information. there is not a lot of new stuff here about the russian meeting at trump tower. but what is of particular interest to me is the efforts that were gone to, to sort of hide the purpose of the meeting. it's clear now from the testimony and from statements that have been in the press for a long time that donald trump jr. had an interest in getting information on hillary clinton and he expected to get that at the meeting. that is why you saw all the gaggle of trump campaign
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people there. but when we hear that he didn't talk to his father about the meeting and didn't subsequently talk to his father but rather hope hicks apparently was in the middle of that, that almost defies credibility if you think about it. what would the president be thinking when he is sitting there and someone comes to him and say hey, i want you to explain what this meeting was about when he has no idea and how did we get come one an excuse to get there? one problem we have got is hope hicks apparently took the privilege when she was called to testify in congress. and, of course, we know what the president thinks about taking the privilege. that seems to indicate there is a consciousness of guilt. i don't believe that. the constitution gives people rights and executive privilege does, too. but following up on that we don't know what her interaction was and how much effort was put in to concealing the true purpose of the meeting. >> dana: then let me ask you about another person in that meeting. paul manafort. so, he was president's campaign manager and he has been indicted on multiple counts by robert mueller in
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that investigation. the senate judiciary committee reveals notes they say manafort provided to them. apparently these were taken on his phone at that meeting. it includes these things. bill browder, offshore cypress, 133 million shares, companies, active sponsors of the r.n.c., hired glover, i think they had it wrong and she is styed for chain -- tied to cheney because she worked for him in the bush administration. it seems like none of those things fit together. but when you see them in a list at one meeting it does maybe raise some eyebrows. >> i think that is right. i think this is just an indication maybe of there has been some reporting about the notes he may have taken in the meeting and how this went through and addressed concerns that were being raised about the russian sanctions and people tied to that and the efforts maybe at the end of the day to get back to talking about this magnitsky act. i'm not sure that i put a
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whole lot of stock in the notes. i think what is more important is that you really had the campaign manager for donald trump coming out and participating in the meeting with somewhat i think is now a clear expectation that they were going to get some dirt or something that was going to sort of be mind-blowing at the time. >> dana: we have heard from several people in the meeting that said they thought it was useless. if i could get you on another topic. >> sure. >> dana: financial disclosure statement just released president trump lists a reimbursement to michael cohen. we know he is his personal lawyer. in 2017 for $100,000-$250,000 after his personal lawyer michael cohen paid $130,000 to stormy daniels. rudy giuliani, the president's new lawyer, sort of alluded to this in an interview with sean hannity and sort of walked it back. this financial disclosure seems to make it clear. some have said that means that the previous financial disclosure would not have been
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correct. is there anything to that? or does an amended financial disclosure like this sort of get put in the paperwork and there is not too much of a big deal made about it? >> the financial disclosures are important with the office of governmental ethics. they are there for a reason. so they take a snapshot of a person's financial status and debt and obligation so there are not questions about conflicts and that type of thing. there is time in the process to amend these things and to get extensions. the problem is not so much in the amendment of the disclosure or the addition of this payment, this debt. but it's in the fact about all the other statements that have been said both by trump and by his surrogates about whether or not payments have been made, whether or not there was a connection or even knowledge of this non-disclosure agreement. the payments made for it. whether or not michael cohen represented him through those things. now suddenly we have a concrete statement that is filed with the government by the president which indicates, in fact, there was this
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payment. so we are left to question the other explanations he has given in the past. >> dana: all right. a lot to chew on here. michael moore. thank you for being with us today. >> great to be with you, dana. >> dana: switching gears, secretary of state mike pompeo lifting a hiring freeze to fill essential positions at the state department. the decision comes as president trump prepares for historic meeting with north korean leader kim jong un. the white house still hopeful the summit will happen despite new threats by the north koreans to scrap it. leyland vittert is live at the state department. what do you know? >> the general consensus is kim jong un and the north koreans are pulling a page out of president trump's book "the art of the deal." the more you are willing to walk away, conceivably the more leverage you have in any negotiations. this from the first vice foreign minister in the north korean government. we are no longer interested in a negotiation that will be all about driving us into a corner and making a one-sided demand
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for us to give us our nukes and this would force to us reconsider whether we would accept the north korea-u.s. summit meeting." the secretary of state has said over the past couple of days that the united states is willing to help the north koreans with their anemic economy once they give up their weapons and denuclearize. of course, the big question here is what comes first? do the nukes leave north korea or does the cash come in? obvious who wants which first. today, the president asked with a shouted question whether he will still push for denuclearization of north korea. he said yes. but his press secretary stopped short of matching the north koreans fiery rhetoric. >> sarah: the president is the toughest negotiator around. he is prepared to go through this process. his team is prepared to go through this process. and this is not something that is out of the ordinary in these type of operations.
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>> a senior member of trump's national security team used to tell the joke you know the north koreans are lying when their lips are moving. the feeling here is this is much more of a negotiating tactic rather than something significant in what the north koreans are going to do from the state department and the white house. they are still planning for sit down in singapore next month. >> dana: thank you for the report. we appreciate it. next a sign that europe is not happy with the path toward the iran deal now that the united states is out. what a french company may do. that question follows whether others in europe will follow suit. plus, donald trump jr. insisting ewas candid and north coming in a testimony to a senate panel. how lawmakers reacting. >> the public has a right to know and the public can go through the 2,000 pages and make up their own mind and draw their own conclusions. they don't have to have it
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prudential. bring your challenges. >> dana: fox news alert on reaction to the newly released transcript of donald trump jr.'s interview with the senate committee. the president's son saying he was candid and forthright when he told senators he didn't remember ever discussing the russia investigation with his father. and that there was anything -- there was nothing wrong with the june 2016 trump tower meeting with the russian lawyer who claimed to have dirt on hillary clinton. joining me now is noah rossen, from commentary magazine. we are chewing through all of this. this came out a couple of hours ago. thousands of pages of document s. senator blumenthal says he doesn't believe donald trump
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jr. i don't know if it has any bearing on anything. rob goldstone was the person who helped set up the meeting at trump tower and he has a subject line that they are curious about. it's a statement by trump lawyers which he says, let's see, a statement drafted by trump lawyers which they have asked me to release. i guess that was a little bit eye-opening. here is what the e-mail said. as the person who arranged the meeting i candy fintively state the statements i read by donald trump jr. was accurate. the meeting was a complete waste of time and don was never told that veselnitskaya named prior to the meeting. she mostly talked about the magnitsky act and the russian adoption law and it last 20 to 30 minutes at most. there was never any followup and nothing came of the meeting. so to me i feel like we don't know what we knew from before. >> that is pretty much where i came down reading the summaries of the notes. it does seem like this was a bust. they were baited in the
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meeting and they didn't get what they wanted. according to what we know was information on hillary clinton. they didn't get it and they got a fishing expedition in an attempt, one of many attempts by the russian government to gauge interest in the trump administration. the advancement of the narratives and it didn't come to anything. that said, donald trump jr., everybody better hope he is telling the truth here. he has said in the past he never talked to his father about this meeting. which strikes me as hard to believe but that is the position he is taking. >> dana: also i wonder perhaps the lawyers have advised them not to. i don't know if that would be true or if they would even think to bother their father, his father, you know, with a meeting that was a bust. i guess they will certainly in the mueller investigation will try to find that out. i want to ask my team, can you bring up the manafort notes that we had in the previous segment? i want to bring this up again. this was released by the senate judiciary committee and it show what is paul manafort
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says or the notes he took on the phone in the meeting. i don't know if we have it here. pull it up. it does say, coming right here. all right. it says offshore cyprus, and you pointed something out to me that is interesting. the next word is elici. i assume illicit. >> and intermediary. that is what cyprus. it's interhow you laund -- it's how you launder money. >> dana: maybe he is taking notes randomly on a phone that is pointless but why are you writing about illicit funds out of cyprus in the meeting? >> it's speculative on our part but it is strange to write it down. >> dana: also, why would you write it down? >> precisely. >> dana: i want to ask about another topic because you are here and you are an expert. we talk about north korea, the
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meeting zigging and zagging and we expected this from the north koreans and we will see how it goes. europeans trying to figure out can we or should we figure out how to continue with iran with the deal. a company in france today deciding it is just not going to be for them and they are pulling out of a big energy project. >> they might. immediately after donald trump exited the joint comprehensive plan of action, iran deal, consensus was the united states wouldn't reimpose secondary sanctions on company that did business with iran like europe. i would be too much trouble and a diplomatic rout. so it would remain intact and that the deal, the removal would be muted but now we see it is not necessarily the case for the major project in france. choice of access to the american market and iranian market, no choice there. >> dana: seems like an easy decision to make.
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europe does ten times more business with iran than the united states does so it is a bigger decision for them. >> china might fill up the vacuum. but that is the status quo before the deal and at the present. this is not an obstacle to pursue reasonable arrangement. >> follow him at commentary magazine. i appreciate it. democrats looking for bold ideas as they search for a message and the right canaled date to face president trump in 2020. will voters go along with those ideas? plus democrats in one state choosing seven women in seven separate races to run for congress. could this be a trend leading up to november? if this is what you think a mercedes-benz for under $34,000 looks like... ...think again... ...and...again.
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were at a forum yesterday. testing out messages. watch. >> my neighbors, my residents are incredible folk who work hard at anything. in fact, i would argue they are working harder than their parents did but they are making less money. >> i think this election calls for bold ideas. i think the women have to be speaking out about the things they want. >> medicare for all, universal child care, debt free college, criminal justice reform, immigration reform, gun reform. invest in clean energy. expand social security. rebuild our infrastructure. break up the banks, bring back the unions. >> dana: colin reed is a senior vice president of designers public affairs and a columnist. richard fowler is a fox news contributor and both good friends. elizabeth warren is giving us a lot of thought. you know her well given that you know massachusetts and boston certainly. let me read to you something that dana millbank wrote.
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i always read him. he was at the event yesterday and he said for november's mid-term elections it may be enough for democrats to say they are against trump. but to beat trump, they will need more. trump convinced tens of millions of americans that they are losing ground because of immigrants, racial and religious minorities and foreigners. what will democrats advance to counter that grim message? did you hear it in what elizabeth warren was saying? i'll go to you, colin. >> it's true before we get to 2020, we can look to 2018 as instruction manual for how the democrats will run. in 2018 it is a referendum on trump. that is their only message. they don't have an economic message. a lot of democrats would admit that. i don't know it will work in 2018, especially with an economy going the way it is and also with the democrats nominating bernie sanders in places like nebraska last night. >> dana: richard, i want to ask you two things. is the economic message what nancy pelosi has suggested to roll back the tax package that
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president trump was able to advance in december? secondly, do any of the people matter when they are going to one of the forums to test the waters for 2020 if bernie sanders is going to run again? >> to answer the first question to some extent nancy pelosi is right. part of it is rolling back the tax package. the other part is the democratic party better deal. that is what you heard conor lamb talk about when he ran for congress this past march. the ideal of how do we fix healthcare? not the affordable care act. but how do we fix healthcare on the employer-based side? people who are seeing the healthcare premiums go up. but to answer the second question it's too premature to think about 2020 already seeing that, remember this time in 2014 donald trump wasn't even on the radar. now he is the president of the united states. but democrats have to do a couple of things going into this mid-term election and the general. have a conversation with the american people about healthcare, and on top of that have a conversation with the
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american people with the issues concerning them at their kitchen tables. fixing public education. north korea -- north carolina is the next state to go on a statewide teacher strike this week. there is a lot of work to be done. >> dana: colin, the democrats put out a document called "a better deal." i actually read it. there are some good policy in there. one of the things i saw that is frustrating democrats is that other places on cable news will not talk about this deal because they are obsessed with the russia coverage. do the democrats, have they boxed themselves in by talking about the russia investigation so much that they can't actually get attention for policies they want to put forward? >> they have. they have banked everything on this russia investigation. if it comes back and bob mueller's investigation says nothing was there, then democrats are in a terrible spot politically because they have placed so much political capital on it. conor lamb did not talk about
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the better way. he talked about how he wasn't going to vote for nancy pelosi. is the only reason he ran in pennsylvania 18. she remains the biggest liability and she made it clear she is not going anywhere. she is a huge impediment for the democrats to go anywhere. >> dana: last word, richard. >> it's naive to bring conor lamb to one issue. he talked about the coal miners as well. you are right that because of this russia collusion thing and the fact that the president keeps tweeting about it, the democrats haven't been able to focus on the better way campaign which talks about how to lower the cost of prescription drugs, which talks about how we fix early childhood education and how we fund public education so teachers don't have to go on strike in another state. >> dana: richard, i will have you back and i will take the last word here. >> please. >> dana: in all that you are saying i understand that those things resonate very well with the base. but for the voters who voted for president obama and then decided to vote for president trump, i don't hear what the democrats have from an economic message to capture
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those voters and bring them back to the democratic camp. they are wrapping me. so i got the last word. sorry. colin reed and richard fowler. there is a food fight over sugar threatening a bill on capitol hill. that could mean you will be paying more for some groceries. plus, in iraq and afghanistan, war veteran running for the governor of georgia. he joins me live as we break down that race.
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>> dana: early voting is underway in georgia for next week's primary election. where two democrats and five republicans are hoping to replace governor nathan deal who is not running again because he is terminated. jonathan is live in atlanta. this is an exciting race. i have been following it. >> it is. last night the two democratic candidates faced off in a debate. stacey abe rams -- abrams and stacey evans have different strategies. abrams is trying to get progressive voters to the polls and evans runs ads talking about the working class upbringing trying to win back traditional democrats. >> with all the talk about a democratic blue wave, all the energy focused on frustration over trump, so far we haven't seen a huge torrent of early voters in georgia.
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>> meanwhile, lieutenant governor casey cagle leads a field of five candidates speaking the republican nomination but the g.o.p. challengers are trying to rally the conservative base with provocative political ads like this one from the georgia secretary of state brian kemp. >> i got a big truck in case i need to round up criminal illegals and take them home myself. yep. i just said that. >> kemp and other republican challengers including state senator and combat veteran hunter hill are vying for the number two spot. this is important because if no one gets more than 50% of the vote in the may 22 primary, the race goes to a runoff in july. with five candidates still in the g.o.p. race, a republican runoff seems extremely likely. back to you. >> dana: indeed. all right. thank you. my next guest is among those candidates. here is a look at one of his campaign ads. >> unlike these guys, i'm not
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a career politician. georgia's next governor will face many obstacles. that is why we need true conservative leadership to deliver results. as governor i will stop sanctuary cities and eliminate the state income tax. in three combat tours i defended our constitution and now i'm ready serve again. >> dana: joining me now is hunter hill, republican candidate for governor of georgia. thank you for being with me today. so you have a crowded field of five candidates. five republicans. what are you trying to do to set yourself apart from the pack? maybe hunter cannot hear me. no. all right. i think we might have to see if we can come back to him. all right. let's move on. we will try to bring you more about hunter hill. he was the star of the ad you saw a moment ago. we will see what is wrong with his audio and see if we can get him back. house committee is set to debate the farm bill next hour and one proposal to change the
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sugar program is leaving a bitter taste in the mouth of some g.o.p. lawmakers who worry the changes could have a negative effect on food prices. doug mcelway is live on capitol hill. this is always a fight but this could have changes this time around. >> it could. sugar is one of the few agricultural commodities subsidized by taxpayers, by the federal government and has been a century now. legacy of the great depression and the droughts of that year where the farmers were truly, truly hurting but many say it's outlived the usefulness by inflating the price of sugars. representative fox from north carolina offered amendment to the farm bill to modernize subsidiaries and removing limits to the domestic production of sugar. she believes it has a good chance of passage. >> the last time we voted on the farm bill it failed by basically only seven votes.
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12 more people voted to keep it than to do away with it. but if seven people had changed their vote, then the amendment would have passed. so it got very, very close. >> not all republicans are on board. many who come from sugar-producing states are deeply opposed to this. also opposed to is it the chairman of the house agricultural committee, mike conoway. virginia foxx has a fight on her hands. she says if the amendment fails, she will, however, support farm bill as it stands. >> dana: doug, there is concerns that tens of thousands of people could lose federal food assistance. that is all within the farm bill. >> that is right. virginia foxx runs to get more republicans to support her provision of the farm bill, democrats are universally opposed to another provision in farm bill, one that would impose a work requirement for recipients of food stamps. what used to be called food stamps and now called the
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s.n.a.p. program, supplemental nutrition assistance program. food stamp usage has now expanded from 17 million people in the year 2000 to 41 million people presently. and now that the economy is roaring, and that the unemployment rate is at a two-decade low, they say it's time to impose this work requirement on some recipients. democrats say that this is a heartless requirement. >> this is a bill that is simply mean-spirited and hurts the most vulnerable among us. it cuts s.n.a.p. benefits by $23 billion. if this bill becomes law, millions of people will lose food assistance. some will see these benefits reduced. others will be kicked off assistance altogether. >> so with the potential opposition from both sides, some say that the farm bill is in potential jeopardy but this is in the early stages and we'll have a better yad later
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this afternoon and by the end of the week. >> dana: doug, thank you. we do have hunter hill now. he is the republican -- a republican candidate for governor of georgia. back with me now. apologize for the audio problems. that is on us. tell me how you plan to separate yourself from pack. you have a crowded field and the primary is next week. >> hey, dana, great to be with you. i'm a life-long georgian and i went to pest point and i -- i went to west point and i lead three troops in three combat tours overseas. they are tired of people campaigning like ronald reagan and governing like barack obama. we want to talk about how we have a vision for the state and leadership experience to implement in policy the values and the principles that we believe in. less government, less taxes and more freedom. message is resonating all over georgia and we feel good about next tuesday. >> dana: all the republicans are talk about their support for the second amendment, for immigration reform or being
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tough on immigration and making sure that illegal immigrants are not able to get here and stay here. but so what else are you doing to try to set yourself apart from the rest? >> well, that is important what you brought up. a lot of career politicians use gimmicks to talk about how tough they are on illegal immigration. how about the fact it's many of the policies that career politicians have put in place that drives illegal immigration? why with repaying our citizens to do nothing? you just left a segment on what donald trump is doing on food stamps. we have to address the long-term entitlement challenges of the country. that is driving illegal imgrace and it turned us to a nation $21 trillion in debt. wi believe we need limited government, governors all over the country to lead the way. that is the brilliance of our founders establishing the 10th amendment to create leadership from the state. that is what i intend to bring. >> dana: you got an endorsement from senator ted cruz who said, "i'm asking voters to carefully consider the choices before them this election cycle and to stand
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with those who have proven themselves to be conservatives of conviction." so you get that endorsement, obviously -- i say every endorsement you want it. but do you wish that president trump would weigh in here and or are you glad he has been quiet because he might have supported one of your opponents? >> no, no, no. i'd be grateful for donald trump's support and certainly mike pence's as well. when you look at those top two running our country for the consecutive values and principles, i would say ted cruz is number three. right there at the top of the entire nation for leading the fight for conservative values and principles. look, what is the point of all the majorities in the state houses across the country on the republican side. if we are not going to have the leaders that will use the majorities to get implemented in the policy, values and the principles of the conservative agenda? that is what i'm going to do as governor. >> dana: i have one short -- i only have a little bit of time. i want to ask you what would
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be your strategy for republicans, either you or the other ones? how can the republicans bridge the rural part of georgia and a growing metro city, especially atlanta, maybe decatur as well? >> as a christian constitutional conservative, i tell people all over the state. i have rural values. the reality is that we can bring together a coalition of leaders that are both rural and urban that believe in our constitution, that believe in our founding principles of less government and less taxes and more freedom. and fix things like broken education and our transportation that has been underfunded by career politicians for the last 40 years. >> dana: all right. >> it's about conservative leadership. that is what i bring to the fight here in georgia. >> dana: we appreciate you being with us. again, i apologize for audio problems earlier, thank you for sticking around. hunter hill, thank you. >> thank you, dana. >> dana: democratic women winning big in one state primary race for congress. could it be another trend signaling a blue wave in
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i'm in los angeles and a live look at the white house. president trump set to speak after the top of the hour. he is meeting with officials from california about the state's controversial sanctuary law. this will be the first time we hear from the -- from the president since we learned he reimbursed his personal lawyer for payment to adult film star stormy daniels. that is coming up when i fill in on "shepard smith reporting." >> dana: we are watching the midterms where women were the big winners in pennsylvania last night. these seven all democrats won nominations for house seats in a state is that doesn't have any women representatives right now. out of 18 representatives. my next guest writing in the "national journal" the odds of democrats taking back the house have never been higher with the party badly exposed in numerous suburban districts gravitating away from trump's
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brand of unpredictable populism in the swing districts. the republican brand has been fundamentally damaged for the long time. joining me is josh kraushaar. i think that will come as a surprise to many republicans, josh. over the past two weeks they have been feeling better about their prospects. are you saying based on what you are seeing out there, you think republicans will lose the house in november? >> i'm not saying they will but it's more likely. i don't think a lot has changed in terms of the battle for the house. the reality is most of the battlegrounds in the house are affluent suburban districts and trump's job approval in these districts are poor. i don't think there are a lot of split ticket voters. i don't think there are people who don't like trump and past a republican vote for the congressional ballot. in the house there is so much exposure in the anti-trumps parts of the country. on the senate on the other hand you have a battleground map that is much more favorable to president trump. i think president trump will
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get a lot of people who used to split the tickets for democratic senators actually cast their ballot for republicans this time around. >> dana: the senate might look better. tell me more about pennsylvania and the women candidates that were running. were they moderate, centrist, progressives? what are we looking at? >> there is a mixed bag. but you mentioned the amazing statistic. pennsylvania is the biggest congressional delegation in the country that doesn't have a single woman in it right now. that is sort of -- pennsylvania has been a pretty democratic state except for 2016 of course. there is a mix of candidates that got the nominations last night. houlihan in philadelphia is a military veteran who the democrats are high on. you had susan ellis wild in a wild race against sanders supporting trump and trump supporting democrat on the right and she came out on top in that competitive race. >> dana: there is conventional wisdom which we all hate that the democrats are electing in their
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primaries candidates that are more progressive and not centrist enough. does that give the republicans any hope of beating them in november? >> there are races where democrats are nominating candidates that are too liberal for the districts they are running in. last night nebraska had a big primary. one of the top targets for democrats is a guy named don bacon in the omaha area. democrats were hoping that the former congressman who represented the district would win and a much more left wing candidate who supports single payer health insurance scored a huge upset and now democrats are worried they won't win the seat. a huge seat in the battle for the house. >> dana: interesting. i read your columns and i encourage everyone watching to do so as well. i just talked about the georgia race, the governor's race. i would love to see what you think about that. you >> thank you. >> dana: okay. battle over net neutrality about to come up next as we await the vote on a proposal
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going against the trump administration wanting to roll back any type of obama regulation or you can look at it as a policy perspective. why or should the government be actually regulating the internet? so that is the big debate. they will be voting in less than ten minutes' time. 3:00 p.m. eastern time. they are expected to have 49 votes on the democratic side. one republican possibly two more. so they could pass this on to the house. sounds great. but the house has said they are not interested in voting on this. president trump has said the same. so it will get nixed. so why bother to vote today? mid-term elections. good opportunity to show that they stand with net neutrality. some people are watching like what? net neutrality? it glazes over. >> dana: i agree. >> what are you even talking about? think about it on three websites and watching a video on youtube, watching netflix and shopping online. netflix and youtube take up more band width so that could be an avenue to charge you more because it take up more band width than just writing
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messages in gmail or browsing. so there is an avenue to charge you more. so politics aside and look at the pros and the cons. we look first at just pros. why net neutrality could be good. they are arguing that traffic should get equal treatment. customers potentially could be charged more if there is no net neutrality because certain internet providers could charge you more if you want faster service. and lastly, essentially, too, some of the customers will push their own product. like at&t, they will push directv opposed to netflix. then against it is those right now that are saying why should we have the government regulate the internet? that is not a good thing for the market. >> dana: who built it? right? who owns it? >> the person who built it is against it. >> dana: i know the democrats are really into it. thank you for being here. appreciate it. world war ii veteran about to fulfill a goal more than 75 years in the making.
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>> when the graduating class walks across a state at a high school in massachusetts, it will be full of fresh young faces and one person that will stand out. 94-year-old rowland martino will be joining the class. he had to drop out of school after his mother died and his father abandoned the family. >> i lived with my grandmother and grandfather. they could ill afford keeping me in school. so when i got out of school and i went to work. >> and the good news is, after mentioning that he regretted never getting his high school diploma while getting a hair cut recently, his barber and
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boyfriend convinced officials to help rowland make his dream come true. we thank him for his service. thanks for joining us today. i'm dana perino. here's trace gallagher in for shep. >> donald trump jr. says he does not remember if he ever talked about the russia investigation with his father. that's according to newly released transcripts. they provide new details on the trump tower meeting with the russian lawyer and the president's role in responding to the media when word got out. plus, sanctuary laws that protect undocumented immigrants. san diego is the latest to take a swipe at the crackdown. president trump set to sit down with california officials including some that support the administration's fight against the laws and north korea warning the summit with president trump might not happen. is it a bargaining tactic from kim jong-

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