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>> you are a dvr is never missed an episode of the five. he has so much to share, his name, bret baier. >> thanks, greg. her frustration over the russian investigation leads to more presidential angst. and roseanne barr blames ambien for the tweet that killed her tv show, and why the ukraine security service makes the death of and exiled russian journalist. this is special report. good evening, welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. president trump is once again expressing buyers remorse over the selection of his attorney general. the president tweeted he wishes he would have picked someone other than jeff sessions. it is over russia's recusal of the probe. they send their dumb number one
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diplomat into a very important meeting in new york. john roberts joins us from the north one. >> reporter: just moments ago the secretary of state mike pompeo issued a tweet saying, looking forward to meeting in new york. we are committed to the complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of the korean peninsula. they are proceeding as if it is in place for june 12th. president trump met with secretary of state mike pompeo today. a strategy session ahead of pompeo's meetings in new york with north korean vice president kim jong-chul, a prelude to the possible summit with kim jong u kim jong un. >> we are continuing to prepare for the meeting between the president and the north korean leader. as the president says, if it happens, we will certainly be ready. >> the white house as both his team's dispatch to singapore and
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the dmz has been engaging with north korean delegation. >> the advance team led by deputy chief of staff joe hagan met with the north korean team in singapore earlier today. the u.s. delegation led by ambassador kim met with north korean officials earlier today and their talks will continue. so far the read out from these meetings has been positive. >> reporter: as he toured his presidential sport and fitness event today, he took another swing at his attorney general, jeff sessions, after congressman trey gowdy said this morning he understands the president's frustration that sessions recused himself in the russian investigation. >> if i were the president and i picked someone to be the country's chief law enforcement officer, and they told me later, oh, by the way, i can't participate in the most important case in the office, i would be frustrated, too.
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that's how i read that. senator sessions, why didn't you tell me this before i picked deal? he could have picked someone else. >> the president tweeted to gaudi's entire quote about picking someone else for attorney general, adding in the words, and i wish i did. "the new york times" reported today that special counsel robert mueller is looking into a march 17 meeting that trump had with sessions at mar-a-lago, a meeting in which he reportedly asked sessions to reverse his recusal. sources with the investigation tell fox news that mueller never spoke about that. but in his list of questions for the president, mueller was clearly interested in the issue asking, what did you think and what did you do regarding ag sessions recusal? and what did you try to do to get him to change his mind and reverse? while the president was in lockstep with gaudi, he was over gaudi's assertion that the fbi did nothing wrong. but this dispatching a confidential informant to get close to several members of the
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president's campaign. >> i'm even more convinced that the fbi did exactly what my fellow citizens would want him to do when i got the information they got, and that it has nothing to do with donald trump. >> reporter: the press secretary today said it, not so fast. >> if the president still has concerns about whether or not the fbi acted inappropriately, having people in his campaign, and certainly, the president has concerns about the overall conduct of the fbi when it comes to this process. >> reporter: to prove that just about anything can happen here at the white house, reality television star kim kardashian strolled across west executive drive and into the white house later this afternoon. she's here for discussions with jared kushner on prison reform and also advocating for a pardon for a great grandmother who has been in prison on a nonviolent drug charge since 1996. also spotted at the white house, rudy giuliani, who told the press he has been conducting
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press prep sessions look at the white house. >> bret: a different trump-kim summit tonight. some courtroom action to tell you about in the rush of probe. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge is here with details on a warning to one of the major figures involved. >> a federal judge warned michael avenatti today, the lawyer for film actress stormy daniels that he will need to stop his publicity tour if he wants to continue participating in the case. as he entered the courthouse, michael cohen did not talk to reporters. inside, his lawyer argued that the release of bank records amounted to quote a drive-by shooting of his clients rights." he suggested the team is illegally leaking recorded conversations connected to daniels, and while there is no independent evidence to support the claim, of a naughty told them the report should be released so the public can
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decide. >> their importance related to the president, and what he knew, when he knew it and what he did as it relates to conspiring with michael cohen to commit one or more potential crimes. >> of the federal judge set a june 15th deadline for his lawyers to finish reviewing 3.7 million files seized during a raid earlier this year. >> bret: kevin, the republican senate committee also leveling some new and serious allegations tonight. >> chuck grassley questioned the accuracy of the testimony by the cofounder behind the dossier. cofounder glenn simpson told senate investigators such as firms work on the trump dossier ended in september 2016. contrary to mr. simpson's denial in the staff interview, according to the fbi and others, fusion did continue dossier work for a new client after the
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election. that client was daniel jones. according to grassley, jones and his firm hired simpson to conte research so it could be shared with capitol hill, the fbi and the media after the election. grassley said their statements are covered by the federal statute that makes it a crime to lie to federal investigators. >> bret: a president trump and his mexican counterpart are once again going at each other over the border wall. and who is paying for it? this was the president last night in nashville. >> president trump: in the end, mexico is going to pay for the wall. i'm just telling you. all right? i don't want to cause any problems, but in the end, mexico is paying for the wall. >> bret: and this is the response from the mexican president. no, mexico will never pay for a wall, not now, not ever. sincerely, mexico. all of us.
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the effort to bring down the political wall between the u.s. and north korea seems to be progressing tonight as john roberts mentioned in his report. secretary of state pompeo will meet shortly in new york with a top advisor to kim jong un. negotiations to revive the canceled summit on june 12 continue. correspondent rich edson has the statement from the state department. >> the american secretary of state and the north korean vice chairman art in new york. the highest level north korean visit to the united states in 18 years. >> of the conversation will be focused on denuclearization of the peninsula. that's what these ongoing conversations taking place now will be centered on, as well as the summit that would take place in singapore. >> the administration says secretary pompeo will join vice chairman kim jong-chul for dinner tonight. tomorrow, and a day of meetings to set up a summit. at the secretary and kim jong-chul have met twice before,
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when pompeo traveled to pyongyang as cia director and later as secretary of state. >> if they've had obviously very deep conversations where they talked about lots of detail about what the united states expectations are. kim jong-chul is immersed in recent diplomacy. he spent several years leading north korea's intelligent service and is still under u.s. sanctions. he is suspected to have been involved in north korea's nuclear program, the sinking of a south korean ship in 2010, and even the hack of sony in 2014. the state department said secretary pompeo spoke for the weekend with foreign ministers from south korea and singapore and he scheduled to meet next week with the japanese prime minister in washington. north korea is also planning with its allies ahead of the june 12th summit. the minister love rob is expected to travel to north korea this week. as the trump administration's relationship with china showingd
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strain. james mattis promises they will continue to sail through disputed international waters that china considers its territory. >> there is a very steady drumbeat of navigation operations, but you will notice there is only one country that seems to take active steps to rebuff them or stake their resentment of them. >> of the trump administration also says it's moving forward with tariffs on chinese imports and restrictions on chinese investments. to that, the china foreign ministry has responded it does not want a trade war but it's not afraid of fighting one. >> bret: rich, thanks. do you think the summit will happen june 12th or some other time? let me know on twitter. you can use the hashtag special report or on facebook at facebook.com/bret baier sr. a fascinating story out of
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ukraine. it involves the allegation that the report of a murder of an exile journalist was actually staged. we learn more on why from correspondent amy kellogg. >> it was a stunning revelation. it turns out that the journalist was not assassinated tuesday night. ukrainian security services that his killing had been staged to stop a murder plot ordered by russian security services. >> he drove a ski, and bob janco had been in on this observation to fake his death. his wife apparently was not. >> i would like to apologize to my wife for the hill he's had to -- she's had to go through for the past few days. i also have no choice about this. >> people had already been
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paying tribute to the 41-year-old journalist who fought in russia has chechen war is before becoming a war correspondent highly critical in eastern ukraine and syria. his opinions led to a campaign of harassment against him, and no longer feeling safe, he and his family moved to the ukraine last year. >> i have attended funerals for colleagues and friends many times and i know the feeling when you have to bury colleagues. i'm sorry for this. >> russia issued a statement that they were glad to hear that he was in fact alive, but the foreign ministry said the staged murder was done for quote propagandistic effect." they have arrested the local organizer of the murder plot and they are arresting him. they say quote it's unlikely that moscow will calm down anytime soon. >> amy, thanks. roseanne barr is back on
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twitter. she's blaming medication for that tweet that prompted abc to cancel her highly rated tv show. fox news media analyst and a host of the fox media buzz howard kurtz is looking at how social media can lead to disaster, no matter who you are. >> everyone has an opinion on abc's cancellation of the roseanne barr show, and today the president himself joined the fray. rather than assess bars racist tweet, the president tweeted that disney ceo bob iger called valerie jarrett to let her know that abc doesn't tolerate comments like those made by roseanne barr. gee, he never called president donald j. trump to apologize about the horrible statements made by me. it may be i just didn't get the call. this followed a bizarre tweet storm overnight in which barr ripped her critics, apologized and blamed sleep medication.
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guys, it was too in the morning and i was ambien tweeting. it was egregious. >> that prompted the drug manufacturer to declare that racism is not a side effect of any sanofi medication. now hbo is being said to boot belmar for once comparing trump's hair to an orangutan. cnn fired a host for tweeting that trump was a piece of s, an embarrassment to humankind. she also fired jeffrey lord for tweeting the salute. took no action against former "sportscenter" host for tweeting that trump is a white supremacist. she was later suspended for suggesting that the dallas cowboys be suspended over player protest. she admitted these tweets were dominant hateful. trump's has also drawn flak and
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that was yesterday's unproven charged that robert mueller was a meddling with the midterms. he also punches back against vicious criticism. >> twitter erupts so quickly that they could lose their job within hours. even having the tv's most popular so doesn't protect you. >> first lady of melania trump said she is doing just fine after being treated for a kidney ailment. she has been out of the public spotlight for a few weeks and she set on today, quote i see the media is working overtime speculating where i am and what i'm doing. rest assured, i'm here at the white house with my family, feeling great and working hard on behalf of children and the american people. up next, president trump goes after chicago's mayor over violence in that city. fox 46 and charlotte as authorities allowed 2,000 people evacuated in the north carolina mountains because of worries of
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a dam there possibly breaking, to return to their home. emergency managers said the lake to hold much dam was in danger of imminent failure. it was triggering landslides an and, w drv in louisville has fired a part department officials in lexington saying damage was minimal and an explosion that rocked a ups freight hub sending a people to the hospital. they say this morning's last included a small fire in the facility. a live look here in dallas, governor greg abbott of texas reveals his plan to address the state school safety. centers for having greater law enforcement presence on schools, he wants schools added to regular patrol routes and rooms located at the school where officers can take breaks or fill out reports. that's two nights a live look
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>> america's election headquarters tonight, republicans are looking at montana as a possible pick up in the u.s. senate this fall. the incoming democrat has promoted the wrath of president trump but it remains to be seen which republican will be the nominee. dan springer looks at the field tonight. >> to turn senator john jon tester headed the department of veteran affairs. his combat trend troy downing who served two tours in afghanistan. >> used unsubstantiated claims to run the reputation of somebody that never had the chance to sit down and the ask
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hard questions. >> downing, a political outsider and businessman compares himself to president trump who crushed hillary clinton in montana by 20 points. but, all republicans in the primary embraced trump and most of his policies. the best known among them is state auditor matt rosendale. he's endorsed by senators ted ted cruz and rand paul and has the financial backing of g.o.p. heavyweights. rosendale moved to montana from maryland 16 years ago and is accused by opponents of being a carpetbagger, a label he dismisses. >> i have hauled a sugar beets from the field and i have worked cows in the fall beside my neighbors and i have driven steel tea posts into the parched earth after a prairie fire has come through. >> former legislator and retired state district court is attacking him. he would even like to see it applied when illegal immigrants are caught smuggling tell
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heroin. >> that's a problem i'm trying to address. one of the tools, and orthopedic surgeon al olshansky who wants to defeat. and as long as we can play the strength. >> boosting the republicans hope of picking up the senate seat in montana, the fact that the green party is also running a candidate against jon tester in november. and while he plant has plenty of cash on hand, he's spending a lot of it in the wake of the feud with president trump. >> president trump is once again asking what is going on in chicago. the president is bringing that up in the city's sky high crime rate during his speech last night in tennessee. that comes following another violent smart holiday weekend in the city. correspondent matt finn is in chicago tonight.
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speak to you take a look at a place like chicago, what is that they are doing? at a rally in nashville, president trump takes his latest job at mayor rahm emanuel. the president attack on emmanuel comes less than one week after he tweeted about the chicago police shooting, protesting against mayor emanuel i get for being antipolice. the killings are at a record pace and tough police work which chicago would not allow will bring things back to water fast. the killings must stop. emmanuel spokesman responded in part that chicago is a trump free zone, and we had a 21% drop in gun violence in 2017 and a 21% drop in 2018. still, the number of people murdered in chicago this year is nearly as high as new york and l.a. combined. despite 1,000 additional officers added to the streets as part of a special summer unit,
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the city of chicago just witnessed another bloodied memorial day weekend. seven people were killed and 29 people were shot. six people were killed but nearly twice as many were shot. despite the deadly holiday weekend, chicago police are reporting 53 if you are murders year to date compared to the same time last year. police attribute the decrease to a focus on community policing and shots or technology that instantly alerts police two gunshots and allows them to track offenders in real-time with 30,000 cameras. still, chicago's top cop continues to call for stronger sentencing for repeat offenders. >> i won't be happy until we have zero murders and zero shootings, but there was progress made so i'm happy about that. >> mayor rahm emanuel and the superintendent successfully lobbied for a bill that cracks down on repeat offenders and
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requires judges to publicly repeal why they chose not to give strict sentences. it went into effect this year. >> that's it in chicago. matt, thanks. the u.s. economy grew at a 2.2% rate during the first three months of the year. that is down one-tenth of a percentage point from an earlier estimate. experts blame a slow down in consumer spending, and stocks were up today. the dow gained a big one, 306 and the nasdaq jump 66. breaking right now, a hollywood producer harvey weinstein has been indicted on rate and criminal act charges. the manhattan district attorney's office says it brings the former moving michael one step closer to accountability. that indictment came hours after weinstein's lawyers said he had decided not to testify.
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he faces charges of rate and criminal act charges. the 66-year-old has denied all allegations of nonconsensual. up next we will take a look at president trump's revamped strategy. once beyond our borders, trade commerce and achieves, just two days before the trump administration decides whether to hit europe with punishing new tariffs. potential taxes on european steel or quotas on foreign cars have raised threats of retaliation and fears of a global trade war. a general strike in greece against plans to expand austerity measures has halted ferry services to the island and disrupted flights, transport and other services. the 22 hour strike also close schools and left public hospitals and running on staff there. prosecutors in belgium say the man who killed four people yesterday carried out in the act of terrorist murder. they say benjamin herman
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we're on the move. hey rick, all good? oh yeah, we're good. we're good. terminix. defenders of home. >> bret: the delavan has been busy the last few hours with suicide bombing outside of the afghan interior ministry interior ministry and a tax two other security installations which left at least nine victims dead. tonight national correspondent jennifer griffin looks at the president's revamped strategy in that country and whether it's working. >> reporter: u.s. marines killed more than 50 taliban leaders in an artillery strike and how mont province. the top commander in afghanistan
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cautiously touted this a success. >> the tele- band draws 60% of the revenue from narcotics, and criminal activity. >> a tele- band spokesman said none of its leaders were killed, calling this u.s. propaganda. this is the first time that john nicholson has spoken to the pentagon press into months. >> by killing leaders, we will achieve a disruptive effect. >> the u.s. military launched the second largest number of air strikes and six and a half years. recently, u.s. drones killed dozens of taliban fighters attempting to take over western farah province, which borders iran. in january, 810 810 work hard s arrived to provide more cover for afghan troops. over the past several months, thousands of drug labs have been destroyed. but taliban led attacks remain a real threat. today afghan security thwarted
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and attempted suicide bombing at the interior ministry in kabul. >> the afghan guards immediately recognize the is as old uniforms, they called on the them to exit the vehicle so they could be checked out and then the fighting started. >> lieutenant general scott miller who currently heads at u.s. joint special operations command will take over. he will be the ninth u.s. general in 17 years overseeing the afghan war. >> palestinian rulers in gaza so they have agreed to a cease-fire in israel. it's supposed to end of the largest flareup of violence between the two sides since 2014. senior hamas officials say militant groups will commit to the deal as long as israel does. hamas has repeatedly disregarded previous agreement as attacks have continued on israel. the israeli military struck dozens of terrorist sites in gaza overnight as a rocket fire
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continued to come from gaza, towards sudden israeli communities. the jailing of a right-wing activist in britain as a prompting protest there and in many other countries. president trump's son, donald trump jr., that it's the kind of thing that led to brexi brexit. >> over 500,000 people have signed a change.org petition calling for britain to free right-wing activist tommy robinson. people are protesting, and even president trump's son is tweeting about this arrest. robinson is known as anti-musli anti-muslim. last week police arrested and ultimately charged him with contempt of court after he live streamed video and social media outside of a trial. the trial reportedly was related to sex trafficking. robinson recorded himself talking about the case and confronting people he said was a
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defendant. he pled guilty and the judge sentenced him to three months in prison for violating the terms of a previous suspended sentence. in the u.k. there were laws that prohibit reporting on some active cases. the judge told robinson his actions could lead to a retrial and potentially cost taxpayers millions of pounds. to some, robinson arrest is nonsense. >> in the united states, when the court system thinks there might be some problem with people prejudicing the outcome of a trial because of reporting on it, we saw that by sequestering jurors and instructing jurors that you are only supposed to present the evidence given to you in court. the bbc correspondent writes, this is not some new form of censorship directed at robinson, these are rules that apply to us all equally. if he is unsure about that, he now has time to read a copy of his central law for journalists.
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>> reporting on robinson's arrest was initially banned and the judge lifted restrictions on tuesday after a group of journalists challenged him. a top republican congressman said the fbi did the right thin thing, having an informant in and around the campaign. we will talk to the panel, when we come back.
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>> they have made it clear to us, donald trump was never the target of the investigation. he's not the current target of the investigation. now keep in mind, that can all change depending on what the witness says. i'm even more convinced that the fbi did exactly what my fellow citizens would want them to do when they got the information they got, and that it has nothing to do with donald trump. >> let's not forget the deputy director of the fbi was actually fired for misconduct. the president is concerned about the matter. and we will go from there. >> bret: so trey gowdy has been breached in the classified briefing and he said he doesn't have a problem with what the fbi dated as far as an informant in and around the trump campaign. here was the president last night. >> president trump: how do you like the fact that they had people infiltrating our campaign? can you imagine? >> it was president trump himself who said number one i
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didn't collude with russia but if anyone connected with that the campaign data, i would like to find that out. >> what worries me is beyond the russians themselves, or they are making attacks against the whole of the fbi. and, a.b. stoddard is the associate director. that's also on the radio, and our guest is holding down the fort. i think we need to pay very close attention to what troy gaudi is saying because he has extraordinary access to actual information about this. we all chatter about it and speculate all day and all night, but he knows more than 99.9% of us do because he has seen an
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actual. so when this was an appropriately predicated investigation and the informant within the trump campaign was not a spy, or acting inappropriately in any way, and, we are in that element of our interview, but the quote also to me that sticks out, he said "it has nothing to do with donald trump himself." that is significant. what he was examining is not targeting the president and that matters. >> as you look at the coverage around the horn, the second part really got chopped off. >> the first part got ignored, the second part -- i think there are a couple of reasons to explain this. one, trey gowdy has more trust in the justice department then devin nunes does. i think that's pretty clear here. >> we should point out that we
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have not talked about nunez. but i think the important thing is, the house was trying to get documents, and we are trying to see for example, did the informant issue give reports to the justice department? if the informant talked to george papadopoulos, did he write it up? the fact is, they haven't seen that stuff yet. so the justice department can say, we are following all the rolls. but the house hasn't seen the stuff yet. >> bret: the other question is, if the president-elect is getting classified briefing is as president-elect, why is he not in the loop if it had nothing to do with president trump. why was he not told what the informant is trying to do about finding any russia connection. >> one would think he had them
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along the way. he was told this was happening, and people are questioning and they are imputing his integrity and his motive today. and i'm talking about and because in the fever swamps, and in travel battle, people want to paint this like he is a secret loretta lynch-hillary clinton-obama partisan, fighting to cover up a corrupt fbi. he's doing this because he knows what president trump is doing is what senator warner describes. he's launching an assault on the intelligence community and law enforcement agency is that we depend on in this country. and it's working. if this is a campaign to discredit bob mueller's findings and nothing else, trump knows there was no spy infiltrating his campaign.
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and they were checking he's doing it anyway. here's something else that they set about the investigation overall. >> people kind of got exhaustion from the day today, back and forth of this story. i think the american public will be tired of it, if this is not wound down in this calendar year. >> i think that's part of the intelligence committee that is looking into this who was really aggressive in the beginning. and, seems to be saying, we need to wrap this thing up. >> basically echoing the vice president from a few weeks ago urging robert mueller to get this thing finished up soon. i think it makes sense on some level, investigations don't need to be unending and forever which seems to be the standard that
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some critics want in this case, which is the cloud that continues to hang over him. that will prevent other hostile powers from -- it would be nice to know what happened before the next election. so what warner said there, i think you are right, it is significant. a democrat saying, okay, let's go. >> bret: "the new york times," and why don't you get back on ie game. the session was never against -- recuse himself, and if he was going to recuse himself, he should have told me before the job and i would have picked someone else. >> week they told me later, all by the way, i'm not going to be able to participate. in the most important case in
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the office, i'd be frustrated, too. >> i think the sound you played from the president is from july of last year. he still mad about it and he's always going to be mad about it, because he believes that that the grounds that sessions used to recuse himself were knowable before sessions were was even appointed attorney general. sessions could have said, i want to recuse myself from this very important case. the president is clearly still mad about it, and frustrated because the chairman of the senate judiciary committee which would be responsible for converting a successor as attorney general, as basically said to the white house, i know we are busy and i don't think we can confirm another attorney general. >> bret: that's where we are. next up, a big dinner date as we
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>> the conversation is going to be focused on denuclearization of the peninsula. that is what these ongoing conversations are taking place now will be centered on, as well as this meeting that would take place in singapore. and as long as that is part of the discussion, we will continue to shoot for june 12th. >> this will be the secretary 's third meeting with kim jong-chul. they've had obviously very deep conversation where they talked about a lot of detail and with the united states expectations are. i think it's important that we are going up to new york. >> bret: secretary of state pompeo's meeting currently with the north korean officials in new york, setting the table perhaps for a resuscitated
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summit in singapore. we are back with the panel. is there a a feeling in town that that is going to get back on track? >> i think the goal of having a summit is a good one. i think the goal of less than two weeks is likely to be derailed again. probably likely to be derailed. if you look around at the skepticism from prime minister abe of the japanese government, they are concerned about what this summit is about. it was a deal on a folding denuclearization, but it doesn't look like so much anymore. they are softening expectations and are the russians and the chinese, the next 11 days are going to put some roadblocks up or are they trying to see if he is? there is lots of rushing and we
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need to get these agreements made before you get to the tabl table. >> bret: the former minister of lever office that he is leaving for pyongyang tomorrow which will add to the whole aspect of russia sticking its head and what was a u.s.-north korean set up to may be resuscitate these talks. >> another complicating factor but i think we are getting closer to the substance now after several days of this kind of drama. is it on again or off again, and people are talking about the differences between the two sides that remain significant, over the issue of denuclearization. in north korea, can actually agree to this?
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and i think, if it is actually a summit that approaches as a reality, people are thinking, cannot really be done? >> bret: here is the president last night in tennessee. he is talking about his national security advisor. >> president trump: they think he is so nasty and so tough that i have to hold him back. okay? it's pretty great. and he's doing a great job. you better get some rest because we have some pretty good negotiations. >> talking about tom bolden here, he's pretty great. >> trump is a showman, but i do enjoy genuinely, i support the change in tone from the administration, and really from the very top. when this june 12 date was circled in singapore and happening, i think there was some triumphalism about this happening. i think it's been clawed back a little bit for the president has adopted more of a tone of
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nonchalance. if it happens on june 12, great. if it doesn't, no big deal. that's the posture that the u.s. ought to have coming to this. it's not the desperation to do the deal at any cost which is what i think put the iran negotiations in the advantage of the tehran and not the united states. >> bret: secretary mattis in hawaii and over to asia, also kind of setting the table with different officials over there including the japanese. that's obviously a big concern. >> we are wondering if they are coming from kim, are they genuine, and with the hopes as i mention of president moon and south korea be realized? what is the expectation and what are the agreements that we could come to? and again, the trade fight with the chinese, there is lot of stuff going on in addition to the table on june 12th and i think that's why those
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♪ ♪ >> bret: finally tonight houston texan's star defensive end j.j. watt can now add a doctorate degree to his list of achievements. the nfl all-star received
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the honorary degree from the baylor college of medicine for the more than $37 million he raised for hurricane harvey recovery. the degree is typically given to those who provide exceptional service to the community. in addition to his work after harvey, watt also recently offered to pay for the funerals of all the santa fe high school shooting victims. he is encouraging others to give back to their communities. >> i have had a lot of big dreams in my life, but not even i ever dreamt i would become a doctor one day and help bring out the inherent good of people around you. help be this positive light. help be that person that everybody else wants to be around and help be that energy that takes this world into a even better place. >> bret: that is good stuff. whenever we get the chance, we should lift folks like j.j. watt up and just applaud. congratulations, sir, well-done. you are inspiring others. thanks for inviting us into your how many tonight. that's it for this "special report," fair, balanced and unafraid. martha, i have got to get changed into a jersey here.
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there is a big game tonight. and. >> martha: yes, there is. good luck to your cavs. i know you are a huge fan. i will be rooting for them for you, bret. what a great guy j.j. watt is. just remarkable. good luck tonight, bret. >> thanks. >> martha: i hope you score a lot of goals. big night in new york city but, first, breaking tonight, "the story" making news again, many in the media hagel trey gowdy's appearance here last night for apparently debunking what the president refers to as spy gate. listen. >> president trump himself in the comey memo said if anyone connected with my campaign was working with russia, i want you to investigate it. and it sounds to me like that is exactly what the fbi did. >> martha: our own judge andrew napolitano joins us in a moment. he shared a sim march opinion. >similaropinion. >> the trump people think the fbi h