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>> laura: would leave you tonight with images from a major event that somehow didn't make the evening news. 70,000 millennials filled biking stadium in celebration of faith, hope and love. they broke a guinness world record and they got there my pillow to take him with them. mike lindell gave three pillows out to everyone. a great cause and they broke the record. congratulations. that's all the time we have 30 shannon bream thanks things from here. >> shannon: thank you so much. we begin tonight with this fox news alert. new calls for a second special counsel to investigate the investigators. we will hear from one of the lawmakers who says it is time for the fbi to answer some tough questions. plus we are counting down to a big meeting between the white house, the g.o.p. and the doj about information directly linked to the informant who was allegedly meeting with from campaign staffers and then reporting back to the fbi. and president trump makes history tonight at a huge pro-life capillary and conservatives who want to post them say they are happy to be
wrong on his position on abortion. building president trump's big border wall. are you willing to be the one to pay to get it done? we will explain. hello and welcome to "fox news @ night." i'm shannon bream in washington. republicans who have been complaining about the scope of the special counsel robert mueller's investigation are now asking for a special prosecutor of their own as the president demands that the justice department look into reports of the secret informant gathering intel from his staffers and feeding it back to the fbi. tonight, what is deputy attorney general rob rosenstein agreed to do. ed henry has details on all of that. >> great to see you. it's finally came on. fox news alert that on thursday house until chair devin nunes will get a look at this classified intelligence that could finally settle the question of whether or not president trump's campaign was spied on by obama officials. but tonight there are signs the agreement to see the intel is not pleasing leaders.
there still a lot of secrecy surrounding exactly what will happen when nunes and republican trey gowdy go behind closed doors with the fbi director christopher wray and rod rosenstein you mention from the justice department. some republicans are saying this feels like a shell game where they may only be briefed on the sensitive documents rather than actually seeing them in the fbi and justice department officials can put their spin on it. while some senate democratic leader chuck schumer is lashing out charging this meeting is a partisan move that shows nunes is just trying to help the president undermined special counsel robert mueller's probe. the president brought all of that aside today in some fiery remarks were here asserted this is a legitimate pursuit of the truth. while there has been a lot of skepticism, you remember last year when the president first charged that the obama administration had conducted surveillance. he was boosted today perhaps by the fact that former campaign aide told our own neil cavuto he was approached by a second informant in the from campaign. there is cavuto and the president. >> i was approached by an intermediary who had been
talking to a government official, a former government official who told him that they had hillary clinton-related emails at that government organization and if they wanted to get them to the from campaign. >> if they had spies in my campaign that would be a disgrace to this country. that would be one of the biggest insults that anyone has ever seen and it would be very illegal aside from everything else. it would make probably every political event ever look like small potatoes. >> cavuto says he's asking his attorney to give them clear was to give more details but the individual who allegedly supplied the information that was mentioned now says they have never been a contractor for any of the intel agencies and this was basically just cocktail party chatter about where to go to get some opposition research on clinton. one of the individuals tells fox's jake gibson he had met with an nsa -- the national security administration contractor who showed him a copy and paste on a word document on what was claiming to be an email
about pay for play between the contact on my clinton global initiative in the state department. this person stretches the that while they do government contract work they are not connected with any of the intel agencies and were not trying to reach out to the trump cam on behalf of any intel agency. the bottom line is there are people close to the story insisting to us it was not an overt attempt by an intel operative to reach out to the trump campaign. the plot is thinking of it. >> shannon: it absolutely is. thank you very much. the president again weighing in on the matter via twitter late tonight saying this. if the person placed very early into my campaign wasn't a spy put there by the previous administration for political purposes, how come such a seemingly massive amount of money was paid for services rendered? many times higher than normal? continues, follow the money. the spy was there early in the campaign and never reported collusion with russia because there was no collusion. it was only there to spy for political reasons and to help cricket hillary when that, just like they did to bernie sanders,
who got duped. congressman andy bigs from arizona is one of the house republicans calling for a second special counsel to investigate the fbi and doj possible misconduct. he joins us now live. great to have you with us tonight. >> good to be with you. >> shannon: you put together a lengthy revolution which i have read and folks can find it online, i think they would find it interesting to go through the facts you outlined to not only the hillary clinton investigation but you mention uranium one, the clinton foundation, how will those things were all handled. an investigation to president trump, the fisa warrant. wrap it all up by saying it warrants a second special counsel. are you going to get one? >> i hope we will. the president has asked for one. besides him, we have been asking for ten months. the chairman of the judicial committee, trey gowdy. two members of our leadership, the majority leader, kevin mccarthy, steve scalise, the majority whip. everyone seems to be getting on this and it has taken ten months. some of us got on a little early
but we are starting to see that this unravels, it's like it chinese grip torture. you feel it and we are seeing something new almost every week including now the spying and that type of thing. we've got to get to the bottom of this. the american people don't trust us anymore. most people now believe it was politically motivated, as i have felt from the beginning. that's why we need the special counsel appointed. >> shannon: this thursday we are told there's going to be a meeting that will involve seven different players. chairman nunes and german got it will be involved we understand along with officials from the doj. and others who will get together and look at this information with respect to the source for this individual or this informant. here is what senate minority leader democrat chuck schumer had to say today about those kinds of meetings. >> a man like devin nunes, who i hear privately for my republican colleagues, they think he's off the deep end and he's going to get hold of this? and we think that's for fair unbiased oversight?
give me a break. if such a meeting occurs, and i don't believe it should, but if it occurs, it must be bipartisa bipartisan. >> shannon: would you be for democrats attending that meeting on thursday? >> i'm a little bit concerned about democrats getting in there to begin with. first of all devon has to see what's going on and we don't know what they're going to come with. they have told us time and time again we are going to give you something and then it turns out they will just say it contains this core contains that, or they give us something heavily redacted that doesn't mean anything. so i think that the democrats are in the deep end on this one, not devin nunes. and if devin finds that there something warranted i have no doubt that the democrats will be involved and begin on the same information. the question is are they going to make it? they've done so in the past. >> shannon: you know they would say the same thing about the republicans, especially about chairman nunes. plenty of leaks around washington.
congressman says this today. when their conspiracy theories fall apart they have no place else to turn. this has been the majority's go to move. this resolution shows a profound misunderstanding of our criminal justice system. you are a lawyer. is this a profound misunderstanding of the criminal justice system? >> i just heard him say yesterday that mr. mueller is a special prosecutor. that indicates that he doesn't know what's going on. mr. mueller is not a special prosecutor. he is a special counsel. he is appointed and he's given some authority. it's limited in scope. they will tell us what's in the scope. they have redacted that. but what they've done today as they've actually gone and instead we are not your special counsel, we are employees of the attorney general's office, the department of justice and give us special prosecutor status, and why is that? it's because they don't want to be limited in scope to what they were supposed to be, and that is was their lesson collusion to influence the election. they are way beyond that and he knows that.
>> shannon: a federal judge now has that scope memo on redacted. we will watch and see if you as a member of congress can do as well. in the meantime thanks for dropping in and keeping us updated. our other top story tonight, president trump suggesting the historic summit with north korean kim jong un could be delayed past the scheduled june 12th date. south korea's president, who met at the white house with president trump today still sounds optimistic. following the prospects for the historic summit as of now and who the president says is to blame for the change in north korea's rhetoric. >> good evening. president sums summit with north korean dictator kim jong un would represent the highest level meeting ever between the united states and north korea if it happens. the president, who relishes the history of the potential meeting is now expressing some skepticism. >> president trump is scheduled to meet kim jong un june 12th in singapore. >> there is a substantial chance that it won't work out. it may not work out for
june 12th. >> the south korean national security advisor said there is a 99.9% chance trump and kim meet as scheduled. a less certain president trump says the planning continues. >> we are moving along and we will see what happens. there are certain conditions that we want and i think we will get those conditions and if we don't, we don't have the meeting. >> secretary of state mike pompeo joins the president for the white house meetings and then surprised reporters in the state department briefing room. when asked why the president is skeptical about the summit. >> we are working to make sure that there is a common understanding of what the contents of what will be discussed. >> pompeo says the administration is still planning for a june 12 summit. over the past two weeks north korea has reverted its aggressive rhetoric towards the united states and south korea. the president said he noticed the shift in tone after kim met weeks ago with chinese president xi jinping. >> there was a different attitude by the north korean folks after that meeting.
i can't say that i'm happy about it. >> the trump administration credits china with pressuring its allies north korea and convincing you to negotiate. the administration is also deeply involved in economic discussions with china as negotiators work towards an agreement to suspend planned u.s. tariffs against china's imports and allowed chinese telecom company zte to continue conducting business in the u.s. senator chuck schumer, the senate top democrat says he has played president trump and secretary mnuchin. and republican senator marco rubio tweeted sadly china is out negotiating the administration and winning the trade talks right now. they have avoided tariffs and got a zte deal without giving up anything meaningful in return by using north korea talks and agriculture issues as leverage. this is not winning. >> president trump says the administration is still negotiating with china on zte. he says he envisions a very large fine against the company, new management, strict security
rules their requirement zte buy a large percentage of its components from american companies. >> shannon: rich ads in line for us tonight. thank you so much. president trump heads to new york tomorrow to discuss the deadly ms-13 gang. the president has been under fire for referring to the gang members as animals. trace gallagher has a preview tonight. >> fox news has confirmed that president trump will travel to long island tomorrow to speak about the need to remove violent ms-13 gang members. of course long island, suffolk and nassau counties have seen a plague of ms-13 violence in recent years, including the brutal killings of two young girls in september of 2016 and the machete murders of four young boys in april 2017. here is the suffolk district attorney reminding tucker carlson about the ms-13 mind-set. >> without getting into name-calling, let me be very clear about something, this was one of the most violent gangs that we have in the world.
it's a transnational criminal organization whose motto is rap rape, kill and control. >> the name-calling the idea was diplomatic with trying to avoid is now being embraced by the white house despite president trump being criticized for calling ms-13 members animals, the white house sent out an email with the subject line that reads "what you need to know about the violent animals of ms-13." sarah sanders followed that up by saying if the media and liberals want to defend ms-13 they are more than welcome to. the president then followed that up by saying this. watch. >> so when the ms-13 comes in, when the other gang members come into our country are preferred to them as animals and guess what? i always will. >> and ms-13 member known within the gang as animal has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for killing a 15-year-old boy in 2015. 23-year-old joe martinez was secretly recorded by a cooperating witness where he admitted his role in the killin
killing. >> marisol literature which is what ms stands for. martinez was made a full member of the east boston ms-13. authorities say ms-13 tactics are so brutal and merciless that members are often recruited by mexican drug cartels as enforcers. >> shannon: trace gallagher, thank you very much. a law firm managed by michael avenatti, the attorney representing our adult film performer stormy daniels in her lawsuit against the president and his personal lawyer michael cohen is reportedly being ordered to pay $10 million to a former colleague who claims the firm misstated its profits. meanwhile the government says the firm also owes more than $400,000 related to unpaid taxe taxes.
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>> shannon: president trump has evolved on the issue of abortion, he is now being called the most pro-life president in history. tonight he became the first president to give the keynote address at the campaign for life gala. kristin fisher is falling how the candidates the pro-life community wants a post now their favorite politician ever. >> it's a pretty wild turn around. the pro-life group that president trump address tonight is the same group that urged primary voters to vote against him in the early days of 2016.
now they are praising him as the most pro-life president in our nation's history. >> from nominating conservative justice neil gorsuch to the supreme court to rolling back the obamacare birth control mandate president trump has quickly become a hero of the pro-life movement. >> when i ran for office i pledged to stand for life and as president that's exactly what i've done and i have kept my promise. >> tonight as he addressed hundreds of antiabortion activists at the susan b. anthony annual list gala he announced one more campaign promise kept. >> my administration has proposed in the world to prohibit title x funding to going to any clinic that performs abortions. >> the proposed changes to title x would effectively be on federally funded family-planning clinics like planned parenthood.
democrats like house minority leader nancy pelosi called in an outrageous assault to vulnerable and underserved women while the senate minority leader chuck schumer argued it was a continuation of republican's war against planned parenthood and women's reproductive rights. but the president of this pro-life group says those proposed changes to title x would not only help unborn children, they would also help republicans win back the midterms. >> if democrats gain power they will try to reverse these incredible gains. these are historic games. they will try and reverse many of them. so the story is, 18 midterms we need republicans, and that will happen. >> tonight president trump once allowed us to called out by name to vulnerable democratic senators who voted against the bill banning late-term abortions. senators jon tester from montana, heidi heitkamp from north dakota, claire mccaskill from missouri and teddy stamina from michigan. >> if we work hard between now and november, every one of these states can be flipped to a
senator that shares our values and votes our agenda. >> that pro-life group has already started knocking on doors in key battleground states. they say they are on track to reach 2 million voters before election day. they are going all out because they believe these midterms are "the most important election for the pro-life movement since roe v. wade." >> shannon: kristin fisher, thank you very much. at tonight's gala the president of the susan b. anthony list praise the president for keeping his promises. >> he is the most pro-life president in history and he will do more if we fight for his pro-life agenda at the polls in november. we must have a senate that is not just republicans, but pro-life. >> shannon: not everybody is happy about that. fox news contributor and radio talk show host richard fowler and republican national committee spokeswoman kaylee. great to have both of you tonight with us.
so i remember one of the pro-life leaders who signed onto this letter when i was covering the primaries in iowa saying vote for anyone but trump. that's exactly what the letter said. richard, they did not think he was going to be an ally for them and he surprised everyone. they said they are happy to be wrong about him. >> here's why, because a couple years ago he was donating to planned parenthood. this president has turncoat on this particular issue, but for me, with the title x, i think the big thing they are celebrating, my problem with the title x movement, what you do here is to limit a woman's access to knowing what all of her health care options are. whether you agree with abortion or not, a woman deserves the right to know what all of her options are, just like when a man goes to a doctor and i might have prostate cancer. i get to know all my options. this is what this particular law does, women don't get to know other options. they only get to know some of them. >> shannon: let's talk facts because what it does is doctors can talk about abortions, the facts, but they can't do is
either performed the abortion or referred for an abortion. there's a big debate between the two sides about whether or not that announced to a gag rule. >> that's exactly right. it doesn't compel doctors to tell a woman about abortion. they are not barred from it. that very likely is in compliance with the law and the constitution. that aside, this president is the most pro-life president. we talk about title x, the mexico city policy. there are so many things, the appointment of neil gorsuch, the confirmation. this president has fought for pro-life values. if you are a constitutional conservative, you are excited about it. richard is not excited. >> there is a distinction between -- i think you are mixing two things, a constitutional conservative and a pro-life conservative are two different things. if you believe in the constitution, you believe in limited government. you believe in the government, the people having more control and the government having less control, then you should be against this particular law. >> the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. >> what happens between a woman
and her doctor, just like what happens between a man and his doctor stays with them and it has doctor. i think you limit a woman's ability, especially vulnerable women, underserved populations to have access to all of their health care options. that's what my point is. >> shannon: to explain title x, these are funds that go to health clinics and family-planning clinics. with the president has said is not of that money will go to clinics that perform or refer for abortions. he said no funds are going to be cut. they are going to go to other clinics that don't perform those services. here's what planned parenthood says about that. no policy this extreme has ever been implemented in the united states before and the consequences could be devastating since planned parenthood health center serves over 40% of title x patients. many patients, a significant number of whom are people of color would be cut off from care. >> that's not true. planned parenthood does not have -- they can abide by the new world. all it says it's the same staff
and the same facility can't provide abortions and also provide family-planning services. they can comply with it. if they don't want to there are 221 health centers that are not planned parenthood available that can get the funding. not a dime will be cut, not a service will be cut. >> number one, planned parenthood does not use taxpayer dollars for abortion. you talk to planned parenthood, they would tell you our funds are already tangled, which is one of the mechanism. they are saying the money we use for abortions are private dollars, not federal money, not tax money because that is against the law, that breaks the amendment. what you are saying here is if you are a woman and you have to make the hardest choice in the world, and you go to your doctor and you decide to have a conversation about making this choice, your doctor can say if i could advise when this, but i'm sorry, i can't go any further than that. you have to go see somebody els else. if you are a poor woman the doctor cannot. >> the doctor can tell you about it but they can't refer your form it and they can't perform
it for you. >> exactly. if you have a trusted ob-gyn that you can't over 20 years and they say this is what i think is the best course of options or futures to terminate in this patient is stuck out in the dar dark. >> shannon: if planned parenthood doesn't take this tool they can just google planned parenthood venture they could find other options people would say. they get half a billion dollars of taxpayer money. >> want to talk about vulnerable women. 50 -- there are a lot of vulnerable women. >> shannon: what i'm going to do is sell tickets and then we can do this online. you all have very passionate points. richard and kaylee, thank you very much. it is primary day in four states. contentious battles in texas, arkansas kentucky and georgia. we are on the scene and for everybody who says the fall is all about a big bully, you might have to think twice. some analysts say the new data favors the g.o.p. but even as that the case, will they hold on for a few more
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>> shannon: this is a fox news alert. primary results are coming in from arkansas, kentucky, texas and georgia. gainesville, georgia, tonight were all eyes are on an intense governor's race. we will start there. hello, jonathan. >> high matt, shannon. right now i'm at the watch party for casey cagle, a leading candidate in this race. you can see they are clearing out right now because it was a very good night for them. casey cagle coming in first in a five way race in the g.o.p. primary for the georgia governorship. however, not able to pass the 50% threshold he would have needed to avoid a runoff in july. i spoke with him about that just moments ago. >> we felt all along that we would be in a runoff. this was a very contested primary with a lot of players in the race.
it's very, very difficult and it has never been done to my knowledge to get to 50 plus one. but within that context our strategy really is to continue to carry our message across georgia. >> on july 24, he will face a runoff against georgia secretary of state brian kemp who placed second as statewide officeholders both of them enjoyed the strongest name recognition among the five g.o.p. contenders. with only two candidates in the democratic primary that contest was settled tonight and it was settled decisively. former state representative stacy abrams winning by a landslide over state representative stacy evans. both stacys had similar platforms but different campaign strategies. stacy evans tried to bring suburbanites and working-class voters back into the democratic fold but it was stacy abrams' door-to-door efforts to recruit new voters. liberal leaning young people and minorities that seem to have
paid off. other democratic candidates will likely take note of this as they head into the midterms and 2020 presidential election. if she were to win back the general election in november, abrams would become the first female governor of georgia and the first african-american female governor of any u.s. state. democrats do face an uphill battle in statewide elections in georgia. after all, georgia remains a strongly red state, but with g.o.p. runoff coming up in july, two coat republican candidates also have their work cut out for them over the next nine weeks. back to you. >> shannon: jonathan in georgia for us tonight, thank you so much. for more on what today's results mean annual reports that things might be looking up for the g.o.p. come fall, let's turn to fox news politics editor and editor of the half term report, chris stirewalt. good evening, sir. >> madame. >> shannon: i want to get a lot of things but you want to comment on what we are seeing
and georgia? >> congratulations of course to miss abrams. a former democratic leader in the statehouse, but i'm sorry, democrats have been telling me for a long time georgia is so close and on paper it is. donald trump didn't do great in georgia. 50% of the vote versus other deep south states. georgia is an opportunity for democrats. however they can't get their act together to nominate people who match the people in georgia. if we think about -- they had a former governor miller who spoke at the republican national convention. there was a way that it worked for them, it looked like democrats, they have nominated a progressive, they have nominated -- the fact that she's african-american is testament to something very important for democrats not just in the south. democrats have not figured out how to have this discussion on race. we watched it with hillary clinton and bernie sanders. we watched it before. where's the party's energy,
where's the loyalty and this will continue to plague them i think. >> shannon: let's turn now to kentucky. tell us about a new mcgrath. >> she is not the candidate that national democrats wanted. jim gray is the mayor of lexington. he is a moderate for spectacle. >> shannon: i like that word. >> matches the eastern kentucky vibe. this is in the bluegrass. metro lexington. get the mayor of lexington, you figure you can maybe work something out because anti-bar the republican congressman is in trouble or could have been in trouble but when you have not very many democrats, the democrats whose voices are heard the loudest are activists, liberal activist, that's what they did here. they threw over the moderate mayor and went for this insurgent mcgrath who the republicans are going to have a field day with in that district talk about energy policy. >> shannon: a retired marine corps officer and fighter pilot. you would think she would have some things that would resonate with a lot of other good folks out there. >> it's true, but when you go against the issue, you go
against the core issue set on too many points your opponent is able to cross off too many things. biography matters a great deal but especially on a house race, issues matter a lot. >> shannon: let's talk about this. an opinion piece by j.t. young in the health saying this. he says -- it's an interesting piece. he works through the numbers and where president obama was at this time and where president trump is with polling and generic ballot pulling it all of that stuff. he comes to this. current indicators contradict conventional wisdom regarding trump and a republican midterm debacle because history shows us that is normally what would happen. this does not mean the traditional midterm slump will disappear, but it does mean republicans are well ahead of their worst-case scenario and democrats are unlikely to see their best-case scenario for their own history repeat itself. this author says somewhere in the middle of this point, not the shellacking that either side would like to see or hope for. >> i think one of the things the republicans like mr. young are doing now are exaggerating what people said was going to happen
to them so that they can make bad things good. it sounds better if you say everybody said it was going to be 2010 and we are going to lose a billion seats. i think it was making a little bit of a straw man there. >> shannon: haven't people been talking endlessly about this huge big blue wave that's going to engulf the g.o.p. this fall? >> some people are in some people aren't. what we can talk about here is the fact that very consistently for a number of months the generic ballot has stayed the same. an average of six-point advantage for the democrats. provident president trump's appl ratings are consistent too and higher than they once were. they have stabilized in the low 40s but the democrats continue to enjoy an advantage here and i bet if the election would help today the republicans would probably lose the house by a seat or to order it would be very close. we have a lot of football left to play and we are just going to see what happens tuesday by tuesday by tuesday and the next thing you know it will be football season. >> shannon: i can't wait! talking about college. no offense to the nfl. >> obviously. >> shannon: thank you very much, chris stirewalt. let's go... >> mountaineers!
>> shannon: 's right. you would think it would be a huge priority for the current 420 members of the house. if all the empty seats we saw today are any indication, not so much. joining us next, to members who did show up for that briefing from both sides of the aisle. you will hear from them next. ♪ aid it just made a mess until exxonmobil scientists put it to the test. they thought someday it could become fuel and power our cars wouldn't that be cool? and that's why exxonmobil scientists think it's not small at all. energy lives here. each day justin at work... walk. and after work. he does it all with dr. scholl's. only dr. scholl's has massaging gel insoles
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that russia's goal was to create chaos in the upcoming midterm elections got what they ask for. a briefing with top intel officials, but we are told only 30 to 40 members of congress out of 428 currently serving in the house actually showed up. >> the democrats have made this such a big issue and have asked for this briefing for a long time and we finally schedule it and it's classified and 30 member show up. >> i didn't hear one bit of classified information under was nothing i couldn't have read in "usa today" that was revealed. the fact that there was a low attendance -- cove >> shannon: every member of the house who is not retiring is obviously up for reelection in the midterm so you think they would want to hear from homeland security secretary and others about what is happening. joining me know if democrat is congressman from illinois, rodney davis chairman of the main street caucus. both of you were there early for this briefing and i you are your
late with us tonight. first of all, were you surprised by the number who showed up? >> i certainly was. i was hoping there would be more. i'm glad that illinois was well represented but they we were one of the states who systems were hacked, their voter registration system during the 2016 election and i think states need to be prepared but we also have to do what we can to make sure that voters are sure and they shouldn't be fearful. that was the message i got today from our officials. >> shannon: congressman, did you feel it was worth your time because one of her democratic colleagues was like i could have read about this in "usa today." there's no way to know that without going to the briefing, but that was her exit comment. >> i think first of all, i'm glad that they made themselves available to brief us and i was very happy to learn what i did, but i felt like we didn't learn enough and my feeling walking away from this classified briefing is that we are still vulnerable and i'm hoping that
dhs working with states like illinois can shore up our vulnerabilities and make sure we have free and fair elections. >> shannon: they talked about the fact there is help available to states and localities. i believe there was $380 million in the last omnibus bill to get funding to states. do you think that are dialing into that, to the help that's available from dhs? are they taking advantage? >> i think they are. states need to do better. i took the time after the briefing and i went up personally spoke with secretary nielsen and director of national intelligence coats and talk to them about some of my concerns and talk to them specifically about illinois. i was glad to hear them let me know that illinois is really taking this seriously and a lot of states are. but we have to be aware that foreign countries and nefarious players are always going to try and that's why today's briefing was so important, because the director of national intelligence, the fbi and the dhs talked to us about how they are partnering with the states
because our states and localities are the ones who administer our elections and they do a great job. >> shannon: you all know more than i do because you were in this briefing today but my understanding is we are not talking about votes being changed, but what we are talking about is potentially invading into state voter rolls, registrations, that kind of thing, something that can be very problematic and you would think that all 428 current house members want want to know more about that. >> absolutely. rodney is right. illinois database was hacked. to our knowledge they didn't change the voter rolls but they were exploring. it would be similar to someone breaking into someone's house and maybe not taking anything but you sure as heck want to keep them out of your house the next time. and that's kind of where we are at right now. we have to make sure that we protect our election infrastructure both at the state and federal level and just make sure that anybody with nefarious intentions doesn't get a hold of our crown jewels, or voter rules and so forth. >> shannon: i want to ask about quickly to respond, do you think this has become overly
political? we hear about this from both sides all the time agreeing that there has been russian interference, that they are trying to tamper with voter rolls and that kind of thing, but then a dismal turnout. maybe not even 10% of the members. >> it's typical unfortunately for classified briefings like this but i'm going to tell you i have to really commend this administration. they are stepping up, trying to make sure that they work with our states, work with our local officials so that every american is sure that we are having free and fair elections. >> it has to be a bipartisan effort going forward. rodney and i represent different ends of the political spectrum but we are unified that we have to keep our voting free of outside interference. i'm just hoping then following up on this briefing there are more briefings and there's action. >> shannon: something all americans should agree upon. thank you for our bipartisan segment. great to have evolved with us. time now for where in the world. venezuelan president getting a top u.s. diplomat, the u.s. chief of mission todd robinson 48 hours to leave the country.
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i hear all the time for my constituents and across the entire state why are we not building this wall and there was real frustration that we have not been able to get this in the budget. >> congresswoman black, running for governor, argues this kind of set up as happened before with private donations such as the washington monument and the statue of liberty. and similar to those monuments, this new crowd funding proposal plans to recognize anyone who donates by including their game on a commemorative display along the wall. last night at the white house president trump spoke about his ongoing effort to get the wall built. >> we've made a lot of progress on the wall, but now we are going for additional funding and we need the wall for protection of our country. also for keeping the drugs out. very effective, probably the most effective thing. >> it is possible congress could provide funding for the wall later this year and it's worth noting those will be taxpayer dollars as well but even if that happens congresswoman black says the funds for trust would raise
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