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>> thank you for being here. >> bill: good morning everybody. breaking news earlier today celebrity chef anthony bourdain was found dead in his hotel room in france by his friend. cnn confirming the death. we have a packed show but this news crossing two hours ago. welcome to a friday edition of "america's newsroom." sad news, sandra. >> sandra: i'm sandra smith. network officials confirming bourdain committed suicide saying the famous chef and story teller hung himself. >> bill: they said we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague anthony bourdain
his sense of adventure made him a unique story teller. we'll miss him very much. >> sandra: greg palkot live in london for us this morning. good morning. >> reporter: sandra, bill. shocking news. we just saw that coming into the office today coming from europe it happened in a hotel room in strausberg, france, anthony bourdain according to the network he appears on, cnn. it happened while on a shoot in france for his popular tv show "parts unknown". the 61-year-old bourdain started out in the kitchen and was a chef in anytime rouse high-profile restaurants in the '90s his breakout came as a writer for a book called "kitchen confidential" and went
on to tv in 2002 and launched a show for the food network and travel channel and then cnn. a very popular show and we watch it while we're on the road involving culture and food and personality. his chills skills as a chef matched by his personality. one article called him a culinary bad boy, consumption of drugs, all part of his image. of course, this death comes in the same week as we saw the apparent of suicide of fashion designer kate spade and was on medication for depression and anxiety. no background on anthony bourdain's mental situation but it's part of a growing trend according to health authorities
in the united states of americans perhaps worldwide and there's a rise in suicide in the past 20 years of 25% to 30%. one study in a recent year pointing to more deaths from suicide than even from car crashes. there is a suicide hot line, a prevention hot line that has been -- that we have been talking about and talking about more with the phone number to call if there are issues. we'll be dealing with that more as the morning, i'm sure, goes on. this is the story from europe, dead at 61, anthony bourdain. >> sandra: greg palkot. >> bill: a sickness and sadness and a guy that travels all over the world and seems to have aaron -- an apparent good time in front of all of us and this is tough and leaves behind a young daughter and our friends
and thoughts and anthony bourdain. >> sandra: the original rock star of the culinary world. >> bill: anthony bourdain is gone at age 61. more coming up. and a long-time senate committee staffer now facing charges of lying to the fbi as part of the leaking of classified information. at the same time federal agent seizing records from ali watkins and president trump said this. >> it's very interesting they caught a leaker and it's a very important leaker. it could be a terrific thing. i believe strongly in freedom of the press. i'm a big believer in freedom of the press but i'm a big believer in classified information and that includes comey and his band of thieves who leaked classified
information all over the place. >> bill: john ratcliffe i see the smile on your face and also former u.s. prosecutor. thank you for the time. why the smirk? what do we need to understand about this alleged leaker? >> what's been alleged is james wolf who has been the senate intelligence committee security direct director had communication with the reporters and on the day he received classified information about carter page, a central figure in the trump/russia matter had 82 text messages with one reporter in particular. i think folks need to understand the senate intelligence committee and house intelligence committee have oversight over
the fbi, cia and nsa and as a result the folks on the committee and work for those committees have access to our most sensitive national security matters. it's always a good thing we see investigation and prosecution of folks if they're not handling that information appropriately. >> bill: what did you think about the president's comment about james comey, "james comey and his band of thieves." >> the president always has colorful language to describe mr. comey. i'm interested in the language general horowitz uses to describe mr. comey when we see the report next week. it's expected next week and we'll have hearings following that over in the house and in the senate. i think what i would remind your viewers as we call it the hillary clinton e-mail
investigation but it's an investigation whether the secretary of state violated the espionage act and that would be serious and we saw a case where no grand jury wasn't convened and witnesses representing each other and witnesses sitting in on interviews with alleged co-conspirators. folks lying to the fbi given immunity agreements. all those things, bill, as a federal prosecutor and had jim comey to admit under oath he hasn't seen. >> bill: just a poignant question on the inspector general's report. do you believe based on what you're hearing or know this will change the course of the entire investigation? >> i will first say when we talk about leaks and troubling information, i don't think as a member of congress as a member
of jurisdiction i should get my news about the inspector general's report from abc or any other media outlet. i haven't seen the report yet so i can only comment on what's already being reported and that concerns me. but i do think that we are talking about something unprecedent unprecedented, if in fact, there's former misconduct with the former assistant fbi director. that would be a very troubling place for our law enforcement to be and could have a profound impact. >> bill: we'll find out next thursday when the report follows and the hearings after that. >> have me back on, bill. >> bill: thank you. john ratcliffe the republican from texas. >> sandra: moments ago,
president trump leaving the white house for he g-7 in canada and leaving d.c. in the midst of tariff fights with a number of allies including canada and not ignoring the elephant in the room. >> i may leave early. it depends on the timing. i may leave early and it depends what happens here. look, all these countries have been taking advantage of the united states on trade. we have to straighten it out. we have massive trade deficits with almost every country. we will straighten that out. and i'll tell you what, it's what i do. it won't even be hard. >> sandra: kevin cork live in québec with us. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the president as you pointed out, made it abundantly clear feels the u.s. is being treated unfairly when it comes to trade deals and plans to take action
at the g-7 and has been on twitter talking about it at great length and take you to the president's favorite social media platform and he's looking forward to straightening out unfair trade deals and adds this, if it doesn't happen, we come out even better. the key issue for the president is reciprocity. can the u.s. get the same access to the markets of our trading partners that we give them. >> we are going to do very well. now, if we're unable to make a deal we'll terminate nafta, we'll have a better deal. if we're unable to make a deal, we'll be better off. right now we are not going to live with the deals the way they are. european union treats us unfairly, canada, very unfairly, mexico, very unfairly. with that being said, i think we'll easily make a deal. >> reporter: the president pointing out in particular
canada charges the u.s. a 270% tariff on the u.s. saying they didn't tell you that, did they. the french president macron and prime minister trudeau are pushing back and president macron said the american president may not mind being isolated but neither do we mind signing a six-country agreement. and as talks get underway he'll leave early tomorrow to make way to the summit in singapore and we'll have it covered for you. sandra, back to you. >> sandra: thank you, kevin corke. what a next wild few days. >> bill: and the other bit of news the president shared is the first lady had a four-hour operation and will not be able to fly for a period of one month. her month is still being given
close consideration. >> sandra: we'll see what comes from the g-7 summit with controversy with our key allies. >> bill: secretary pompeo was in the white house yesterday saying the president's well aware of what's at stake tuesday. >> president trump is hopeful but also going in the summit with his eyes wide open. we have seen how inadequate agreements have been struck in the past and he will not stand for a bad deal. >> bill: can they get a good deal? can they get an agreement? lee zeldin is up next from the hill. >> sandra: as the u.s. grapples with a surge of arrests at the border a new controversial plan for housing some of those detainees. acting commissioner of customs and border patrol ron batelo. >> bill: and there's three dozen names for possible pardons
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involved. welcome to "america's newsroom." >> good morning. >> bill: they are telling members of congress they can get the deal done easier by not involving congress. what did you make of the comment by secretary pompeo. >> lessons learned. he was a member of congress during the iran deal being negotiated. he was upset as a member of congress it wasn't submitted as a treaty, though it should have. you have a multinational agreement and another nation denuclearizing. secretary kerry said it would be difficult to get the votes to get it passed. he testified at a house foreign affairs committee to me that he thought it was easier to submit it as a political commitment. lessons learned.
mike pompeo this treaty will outlast one administration to the next. >> bill: he wants something to last more than six and a half years referring to a second term. we're getting well ahead of ourselves. here's the president on preparations for singapore. >> i think i'm very well prepared. i don't think i have to prepare very much. it's about attitude and willingness to get things done and i've been preparing for the sup -- summit for a long time. it's not a question of preparation it's a question of whether people will want that to happen and we'll know that quickly. >> bill: he said if it doesn't happen the maximum purchase campaign continues. >> it's the president's strategy that has gotten us to this point. in 2017 he showed the united states has a real military option that we would be willing
to use if necessary. what that results in is the multi-later multi-lateral diplomacy has more effectiveness and august of 2017 a unanimous resolution cutting off one-third of north korean exports. we work under diplomacy and military and economics. he inherited a flawed strategy at best, you can say there was no strategy. and we have the summit coming up. i spoke to president trump about north korea and he is focussed and his eyes are wide open and willing to walk if necessary. he'd love to have a deal if one can be gotten and knows it's in the best interest of the north korea, south korea, japan and the world if this could be successful and the president is willing to be there.
>> bill: we'll have a lot of to talk about in the next four days and beyond. lee zeldin, the republican from new york on the hill. come on back, sir, thanks. >> thank you, bill. >> sandra: the military on high alert as protesters make their way to the gaza border and a busy highway becomes a runway after a small plane has to make an emergency landing. what county officials are now saying about that close call.
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month over month starting in may. we're concerned about that because the way the immigration law works and the loopholes is driving more traffic for the border unnecessarily. we're doing a number of things to abate that. we have an improved deployment with the national guard. we're asking from help from congress to close the loopholes and adding wall access to the border and security and we're trying to stop the problem at the border. >> sandra: are the changes in the law not working are do they need more time? >> anybody who crosses the ports of entry we're looking for prosecution and we're seeing effect to that but because of children or people who come as part of a family being released after they're addressed in the immigration system they'll continue to come. there's almost an incentive for them to be here because there's no consequence for their illegal
entry. >> sandra: the statement by dhs in response to the numbers said the numbers show while the trump administration is restoring the rule of law, it will take a sustained effort and continuous commitment of resources over many months to stop cartels and nefarious actors. no one expects the years of inaction to change overnight. as far as the efforts are concerned, do you see they're doing enough to stop this trend? >> there's an absolute commitment from the president and commissioner. we're all working towards the action plans the president has asked for but the loopholes that exist in the law can only be change the by congress. we want an asylum program for people fleeing as refugees and prevents people from being trafficked across the border but
the loopholes are being exploited by those not seeking asylum or being trafficked. >> sandra: curbing immigration is one of his biggest goals and crucial to gop success when it comes to politics. can you shed light on the timing? where do you think the situation will be come this november? >> we have to do something about these trends. i think the administration with the action plans we put in place are doing everything we can with the tools that exist but we do need some changes. >> sandra: ron vitiello, always good to get an update. thanks for coming on. >> thanks for having me. >> bill: president trump reacting to a stop senate staffer, a breaking news now indicted in a major leak case. >> i'm a big believer in freedom of the president but you cannot leak classified information.
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wolf had contact with three reporters. the one we know about is the woman on the screen now, ali watkins of the new york times and formerly worked for politico and buzz feed and reported on carter page the former trump campaign volunteer and she acknowledges she had a three-year romantic relationship with james wolf and the new york times is she is contending she never got classified information from her ex-boyfriend and told her employers about the relationship. >> bill: is this tied to the president's constant allegation of leakers or something new on behalf of the justice department? >> reporter: the president has spoken several times about cracking down on leaks. we should recall the obama administration went heavy into going reporters' reports. it happened with the associated
press and former correspondent james rosen and the rules were tightened to make this kind of seizure a last report. the attorney general's personal approval was required but attorney general jeff sessions said the trump administration is conducting three times the amount of leak investigations as the obama administration. this is a classic chilling effect the new york times said this will endanger confidentiality for sources and some went through crypt messaging and it's illegal to leak classified information. at the same time, journalists rely on leaks to get what they feel is important information but it sends a strong signal you have to be careful and
reporters' sources may dry up and it may not be the last case. >> bill: the encryption matter is something to report on for years to come as it's becoming more critical to investigation. howard kurtz in washington. thank you. >> sandra: meanwhile, president trump weighing in on the breaking news before taking off moments ago for the g-7 summit. >> it's an mourn -- important leaker. i'm getting information on it now. it happened last night. it could be a terrific think. we need freedom of the president but you cannot leak like hillary clinton and comey did. you cannot leak classified information. >> sandra: let's bring on our fox news in the throes.
>> mr. wolf wasn't just an employee, he was the director of the senate intelligence committee so you would think he would know better about leaking the classified information. i want to be clear, if you read through the indictment and the things the u.s. attorney is saying and what the justice department is saying, he's not being indicted for leaking but for lying to the fbi for his communication with reporters. the question whether he leaked classified information still stands as an issue but when it comes to the push and pull here, as howie said it's a crime and they have the right to prosecute if that's the case but reporters have valid reason to be concerned about the way they go about information with electronic sources and there'll be pushback from groups to see
how it went down. because according to the reporting, at least one reporter, her information and data essentially was taken by the justice department without prior notification. >> sandra: juan, senate intelligence committee leaders describe the developments as disappointing. richard burr, the chairman, said we're concerned to hear about these charges as a former member of the committee staff. will it be taken seriously. >> it's about the lying not the leaking. you hear the president talking about it and it gets wrapped up in the sense that gosh, there's a deep-state elite in terms of media and intelligence agencies including senate intelligence committee that's in opposition to him and to his presidency and contributing, i think in his mind, not only to jim comey and robert mueller and i can go on
about the fbi agent have a love affair and the rest. he sees it all amassed against him and wants his supporters to see him as someone being victimized. but this say different ball of wax and it's important for everyone to step back. katie was exactly right for reporters. leakers are part of everyday activity. it's the classified information that makes this critical. that's why richard burr, the chairman, spoke out. but it's the lying, as katie said, that's the source of the indictment. >> sandra: i think the question everybody has and to go back to the president's point is, is it possible this indictment will help curb further leaking? this is a problem the president said we have to get ahold of. >> i think president obama said the same. everybody gets frustrated by leaks especially when they're embarrassing. this administration has a tremendous number of leakers and
one of the biggest is the president himself. it's the classified information part that drives people nuts. >> i would make the point there is precedent for the trump administration to do this for the sessions justice department to go after leakers leaking classified information or lying about their contact with reporters. president obama had more sources prosecutes under the espionage act more than any other president. this could cause a chilling effect as far as the leaking going on the administration is concerned with on the other hand there'll be less transparency in the government. >> sandra: june 14 we're expect to see the i.g. report. do you expect this to be a game changer, juan? >> so far what we have on the leaks because the document has
been circulate to people involved and they have leaked. what we know so far is a charge of insubordination or jim comey stepping over his bounds as his powers especially when he came out with the statement in june on hillary clinton and -- >> sandra: and loretta lynch. >> i'm wondering how much she'll be included in the i.g. report because the inspector general doesn't have the authority to question those who left the department and she had already left when the administration happened. when you ask if it will be a game changer, we don't know. we know andrew mccabe was already previously name in the previous i.g. report of lying multiple times under oath. he's been referred to criminal prosecution. some are confident he'll be able to get away without serious charges or prison time and for
the american people watching their biggest frustration is constantly seeing bad behavior in washington, d.c. and corruption and yet no consequences that will delay or prevent it in the future. >> but this is not a game changer. >> you never know, juan. it might be. >> sandra: that's a friday panel for you. >> bill: the long wait for the washington capitals is over. they're stanley cup champs defeating a las vegas gold en knights who had the best year and the captain t.j. orbie -- oshie getting emotional over his dad suffering from alzheimer's. >> he doesn't remember a lot of stuff but he's here tonight and
this will stick with him forever. >> bill: they hoisted it on the ice and the president tipping his hat to them and congratulations to the washington capitals and alex ovechkin was a true champion and what a time. >> sandra: both athletes. you get that when you finally reach that moment of victory it. was a touching moment. >> bill: the caps have blown it in the past which ticked off their fans but congratulations. job well done. >> sandra: they did it. >> bill: now en route to canada the president walking into a buzzsaw and can the u.s. now get a better deal? we're about to find out. >> canada, very unfairly, mexico very unfairly. with that being said, i think we'll probably very easily make a deal.
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>> canada charges our dairy farmers 270% tariffs. we don't charge them. we have to straighten it out. we have massive trade deficits with almost every country. we will straighten that out and i'll tell you what, it's what i do. it won't even be hard and in the end we'll all get along. >> bill: that from last hour. president trump confident he'll get a better deal for the u.s. en route to canada and tweeted this. looking forward to trade deals and if it doesn't hap jean we'll come out better. and cheryl cashoni. line it up. >> he's got a point. we have some very unfair trade deals whether he's talking about n nafta, which is canada and mexico or the e.u. he talked about this as he was
getting on marine one this morning. he talked about the canadian hit on u.s. dairy farmers. let's talk about that. let's talk about the tariffs the canadas lob on us. 270% on dairy and 70% on barley seed. look at durham wheat and bovine meat. these have been in place for decade since world war ii. a little outdated, don't you think? the president is not going in to stir up trouble. >> bill: the public spat is something to watch. the french president said the u.s. president doesn't mind being isolated and we have no problem signing a six-country
agreement and macron and trudeau held a joint press conference. >> and they're calling it the g-6 plus one because donald trump is walking into a storm. he expects that and i think he revels in that, if you know anything about the president. and this is a tit for tat and they can go after us for the peanut butter and cranberries then europeans will go after us, bourbon, come on. >> don't go after our bourbon, we'll go after your red wine. what trudeau said is what the u.s. negotiators are demanding say sunset clause built after a period of five years the deal expires and you have to renegotiate again. his point is why would an international company or country
want to do business with canada if they want it ripped up after five years. the big deal is nafta and the canadians are focussed on that and the rough road. everyone walked away from the table weeks ago but you have to remember this about the g-7, it's not just about the tariffs but since the g-7 last year in is it sicily and italy, president trump decided to go it alone. he felt he was being preached at a year ago and said the iran nuclear agreement, we're out of that. paris climate accord, yep, we're out of that. the trans-pacific partnerships. these are deals the obama administration put us into and
they said we're being protectionist. some are saying he is protecting the american economy under siege from our trading partners. >> bill: my guess is he will not get an agreement and the battle will continue for some time. >> i agree 100%. >> sandra: new reaction from kim kardashian as the reality star claims she was used as a political pawn by president trump in her request to get a woman clemency and a hint at who he may pardon next. >> we have enough grandstanders in this town. for the leaks, if the players, the athletes have friends of theirs or people they know about that have been unfairly treated by the system, let me know.
white house president trump told reporters he's thinking about a pardon for the boxing legend muhammad ali. >> the power to pardon is a beautiful thing. you have to get it right and get the right people. i am looking at muhammad ali. i want to get to people unfairly treated like an alist where -- alice. >> bill: and the supreme court overturned his conviction in 1971 and president carter gave a blanket draft evaders after that and he said he has 3,000 names at the white house. >> sandra: meanwhile, kim kardashian firing back for being used as a pawn after requesting
the clemency. >> i was work on this before so -- i don't think i would be used and at the end of the day he heard me out. we got the job done so i don't think like what could he really use me for. >> sandra: joining me now, fox news reporter and when kim kardashian he was responding to criticism that she supports the president. >> yesterday, i said this is something the president is receiving bipartisan report over and look at where we are today. the question us unnecessary and in the clip you can tell kim kardashian struggled to answer it because we're talking about a woman clearly oversentenced and the president wanted to fix that and there was no ulterior motive
and because cnn agreed with the president they had to find a negative angle. >> sandra: and she went on to say that kanye gave him legitimacy. >> stephen colbert saying he did something right but was it for the right reason and the president took one meeting with kim kardashian. there's criticism or speculation why the president is pardoning lots of people now and president obama commuted the sentences of 700 drug offenders and there's no criticism there. >> sandra: and the commutation of alice marie johnson was discussed last night with
martha. listen to this. >> my president to president trump is thank you so much for taking the time to look at my case and look at me. and as i said before, i promise you, president trump, i will make you proud that you gave me this second chance. >> sandra: a strong message. >> give you chills, right? we're talking about somebody who lost her job, got divorced and lost her son before she got involved with drug dealers and you listen to that and you can't wonder why the president made that decision and the writing is on the wall why he made the decision. >> sandra: she is now spending time with her children and grandchildren. >> bill: coming up in a moment, en route to canada, president trump will make his case to allies not yet on board those trade policies and then tomorrow he goes to southeast asia for
>> sandra: a long-awaited report on the hillary clinton e-mail investigation and how it was handled finally has a release date. welcome to a brand new hour of "america's newsroom." i'm sandra smith. there's lots of dates to keep track of. >> bill: it's friday. i'm bill hemmer. for more than a year the justice department watchdog has overseen the investigation of james comey and the president looks forward to the release of the report which happens, we believe, next thursday. >> he's a very dishonest man. i think i did our country a great favor when i fired him.
we'll see what happens. we'll see what the report says. >> sandra: chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge is live in washington for us. >> reporter: thank you, sandra. the letter to chuck grassley anticipates the release where they can find the findings. the mandate focussed on the e mail investigation but the title of the investigation suggest the scope may be broader. the report puts james comey's leadership under the micro scope where he went beyond his authorities when he publicly discussed the e-mail investigation and recommended against criminal charges. a responsibility that fell to his boss at the time, loretta lynch. fox news caught up with her and she refused to answer questions about the comey allegations. they rebuke lynch for the handling of the criminal probe.
lynch advised the meater -- matter and comey said it mirrored the language used. a former justice department said cooperating witnesses can review the inspector general findings before the release to the public and argue against the conclusions and that likely explains the delays we've seen in the last few weeks, sandra. >> sandra: what about the leak investigation? >> reporter: the fbi has arrested james a. wolf. a former senate staffer in charge of securing highly classified information to include top secret documents. wolf is now accused of making false statements in december to the fbi. a violation as part of an investigation as the senate committee looked into russian interference in the election. wolf is accused of lying about repeated contacts with reporters including encrypted messaging. one reporter you see here is ali
watkins with the new york times. it comes a year after jeff sessions said they would aggressively pursue leaks. >> those who would endanger our national security are in fact being investigated and will be prosecuted. >> reporter: this say -- is a fast-moving story and we expect wolf will make his first court appearance in federal court later this morning. sandra. >> sandra: catherine, thank you. >> reporter: you're welcome. >> bill: president trump departing washington en route to the g-7 summit in canada and should see him land and trade talks are tense amid a war on tariffs. president trump said this before he left the white house. >> our country has been taken advantage of and canada charges our dairy farmers 270% tariffs.
we don't charge them or if we do it's like a tiny percentage. we have to straighten it out. we have massive trade deficits with almost every country. we will straighten that out. >> bill: fox teams coverage, we have analysis live in singapore and first we start with blake berman live in québec. this is not a boring get together. there's plenty of tensions heading into this. good morning. >> bon jour to you, bill. it's shaped this way heading into the g-7 summit. the top economic adviser, larry kudlow, saying we just have trade disputes and what we have is a family quarrel. it will be interesting to see what happens when the family meets as the president will meet
with the french president macron and prime minister trudeau and macron saying on twitter at one point, quote, the american president may not mind being isolated but neither do we mind signing a six-country agreement if need be as in leaving the u.s. out. there's been a lot of international criticism instituting the steel and aluminum tariffs one week ago today. before he left for canada earlier this morning, the president said, look, our allies are not innocent victims either. >> they're trying to act like, well, we fought with you in the wars. they don't mention the fact they have trade barriers against our farmers. they don't mention the fact that they're charging almost 300% tariffs. >> reporter: and the president said when this all straightened all we will all be in love again. that's how he sees it but at least heading into this some are
calling this the g-6 plus one as in the u.s. being the cousin on the side. >> bill: it used to be the g-8 and the president suggested russia should be back in the group of g-7 plus one, blame. -- blake. >> reporter: it's been the g-7 four or five years now and they were boot from the annual gathering but president trump said vladamir putin should be at the negotiating table. listen. >> like it or not, and it may not be politically correct but we have a world to run and in the g-7, which used to be the g-8 they threw russia out and should let russia back in. >> reporter: and heading back into this thing the white house cut the trip short by a few hours and the president will leave early tomorrow morning citing the other major meeting happening on the other side of the world in three days from now
as the reason why. >> bill: thank you, merci. blake berman. >> sandra: meanwhile, the president heads to singapore for his highly anticipated summit with kim jong-un and said he doesn't have to hit the briefing books and ready to hit the ground running in dealing with the north korean dictator. >> i think i'm very well prepared. it's about attitude. it's about willingness to get things done but i think i've been preparing for this summit for a long time as has the other side. >> sandra: chris wallace is the anchor of fox news sunday live in singapore for us. chris, good morning. >> i should say good evening. we're 12 hours ahead of you, it's just after 9:00 at night here or 10:00 at night here, rather. as you can see this is a big bustling city, 5.5 million
people. the most expensive in the world to live in and excitement building up for the summit though the president doesn't get here until sunday night local time and we don't know when kim is getting here or where he is going to stay. security for the north korean leader that tight at this point. >> sandra: what do we know the summit will look like at this point, chris? so much anticipation. so much excitement building into all this but we still don't know and have a lot of details about the actual meeting. >> well, here's what we do know, there's an island just off the main coast of the center city called santoza island including an amusement park and luxury hotel, the capela hotel. it's the first time an american sitting president will have ever met a leader of north korea at 9:00 p.m. on monday night,
they'll meet 9:00 a.m. tuesday morning here in singapore. we don't know how long the meeting will last whether it will slip into wednesday. there was a lot of talk initially that this was going to be a key session and the president talked about if kim didn't commit to immediate denuclearization he was prepared to walk out of the meeting. i think that's off the table now. they understand that's a long complicated process. the president called this a getting to know you plus meeting to size up whether they can do a succession of meetings that could go on for months and years. >> sandra: the president on his departure to canada not long ago saying no more prep needed saying it's more about attitude and he sounded very optimistic heading into this. chris, if you could just set up what is at stake when it comes
to this historic moment for these two leaders to actually meet? >> reporter: well, first of all, it's utterly historic. since the end of the korean war and formation of north korea the leaders of north korea and the united states have never met. how many countries can you say that about that a sitting u.s. president has not met with 50 or 60 years. the north korean hermit kingdom the grandfather and now kim jong-un ruling an oppressive dictatorship and decided creating a viable nuclear program -- the estimates is they have as many as 20 to 60 nuclear bombs and being able to miniaturize that into an intercontinental ballistic missile they see is the only
firm guarantee their reg i'm -- regime will not be toppled. and president trump threatening to rain fire and fury if they don't give up the nuclear weapons and the concern by kim jong-un they will be toppled to in returns he'll want security guarantees and economic guarantees from the american president that he will be safe and his country will prosper. >> sandra: looking at the latest fox news polling heading into all this as far as expectation concerned this, fox polling show the number of people believing north korea ridding the nukes has doubled and president trump making headway. expectation rather high heading into this. >> reporter: but not as high as they were. when the meeting start and john
bolton came on fox news sunday he talked about complete denuclearization and i said does that mean they have to give up everything. all their bombs, all of their missiles, all of their infrastructure, all of their enrichment before they get any concessions and he said that's what denuclearization means. they've come a long way since then because they now realize as the president said, it's a process. it will probably take a while and step by step in exchange for certain concessions from north korea, they'll have to give some concessions back. so this is going to be a process that goes on for some period of time but the first meeting is utterly important because if either man fails to come away with a sense, i can do business with this other fellow, you really wonder whether or not there is going to be any progress towards eventual a reduction intentions on the korean peninsula and remember, it was only a few months ago we were talking about fire and fury
and little rocket man. if this were to fall apart we could be back there without a hope of a diplomatic solution. we'll be live on sunday here for fox news sunday. the president will just have arrived. we'll talk tie top u.s. official. the very latest on their strategy and to a couple of u.s. diplomats who have dealt with north koreans in the past and said they're prepared for the meetings and very tough. >> sandra: chris wallace on the ground awaiting the president's arrival in a couple days. the summit will take place. 12 hours ahead of us. chris wallace, thank you. >> bill: another alert now. we're waiting for the president to arrive in canada for the g-7 summit. we'll have that coverage for you and plus there is this, roll it. >> people want to talk about oh, well, the economy's doing this or that? really? wages are stagnating. the list goes on and on about what we are missing in this economy and that's why we think it's a raw deal.
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consumer confidence is restored. >> sandra: nancy pelosi downplaying the economy. saying the jobs report means little to the american people who want to see higher wages. and up next is rachel campos-duffy and leslie marshall. >> she voted against the tax cut not one of them voted for it. she predicted armageddon sudden the tax reform pass. she said the bonuses that came were crumbs. this is a woman with zero credibility when it comes to the economy. she's lying here. there's an 18-year high in
consumer confidence. there's $100 trillion in family wealth being reported for american families. she needs to get out of her fancy office in d.c. and her penthouse in san francisco and go talk to the americans experience boom as never before. >> sandra: it's an interesting strategy by nancy pelosi. i'm not sure it's working. what do you think, leslie? >> i think it's a reality. you may not like the woman or the message but reality is interestingly enough, with my buddy rachel, when president obama walked in and you had unemployment hovering 8% and it it want a good thing and the -- wasn't a good thing. the reality is do voters feel
more money in their paychecks and frankly we have a problem with wage growth. there say -- is a stagnation and that is correct and we saw unemployment drop with the obama administration drop quarter after quarter. >> sandra: there's a bit of a difference there not to get wonky but the labor participation rate stayed very low under obama so a lot of times when you saw the drop in the headline unemployment rate is because people were giving up looking for work and taking themselves out of the workforce. both of those indicators have improved under president trump and she talked about wages and consumer confidence and both of which have risen under the current president, rachel. >> absolutely they're rising and the democrats told us the dirty finger nail job, energy, manufacturing, logging, they were going forever and going to mexico.
we need to move to a green economy and it turns out if you deregulate and lower taxes and allow the private sector instead federal government to run our economy, those jobs are coming back. president trump, whether you like it or not is fighting. >> sandra: by the way, we have a poll on which party would do a better job the fox news polling still shows a majority of americans think it's best handled by republicans. leslie, rachel. thank you. >> bill: we are awaiting the president's arrival in canada and then turns and burns for the historic north korea summit. he said this at the white house today. >> i've been preparing all my life. i believe in preparation. >> bill: so then what can the world expect? also, two devastating losses this week. first designer, kate spade, and this morning, anthony bourdain dead from suicide.
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123450 a shocking report. >> bill: a shocking death anthony bourdain. he had a young daughter and our medical correspondent here to talk about a disturbing trend. cnn reported he hanged himself in his hotel room and found by his dear friend earlier today. what do we know about anthony. >> what a tragic story when you think about what he's meant to
chefs and personnel around the world and had vital energy and he was a heroin addict and quit that and continued drinking and had an issue with depression and i'm pointing this out to say both those things increase your risk of suicide. you said 45,000 cue sides a year and what's also shocking is according to a suicide prevention center 10,000 people think about it and 1.1 million try to do it and 2 million have a plan. as a physician ideal with this every day. saying how are you feeling? what's your situation and substance abuse issues if you have any. we can't be afraid to ask. people think you can't ask. you're not going give them the idea. you ask they may tell you.
>> bill: if they tell you as a physician, how do you approach that? >> that's a great question and i have to figure out how much of a plan they have and if it's just a fleeting thought it's not as much of an emergency if you think it's a plan you have to intervene urgently. just thinking about it, they need help and support they need to see a therapist. >> bill: suicide the 10th leading cause and death of suicide rose 30% between 1999 and 2016. in 2016 you referred to this nearly 45,000 americans age 10 or older die by suicide. >> this is a shocking statistic. concerning it's on the up. there's lots of theories, is it because year on the cell phones. have we forgotten how to connect. are we under too much stress. do we have too many things to handle and how are our relationships are we separated from each other. where's the love in our lives
and meaning in our lives. i'm not afraid to ask patients. i think that's why the trend is increasing, too much technology, not enough direct connection. >> bill: thank you. tough news. >> very tough. he was a real icon. a very important figure. >> sandra: leaks, lies and cell phone records. the justice department cracking down on government leakers. what the president has to say about the latest arrest straight ahead. alright, i brought in new max protein ...to give you the protein you need with less of the sugar you don't. i'll take that. [cheers] 30 grams of protein and 1 gram of sugar. new ensure max protein. in two great flavors. new ensure max protein. just another day on the farm. or is it? this farmer's morning starts in outer space. where satellites feed infrared images of his land into a system built with ai. he uses watson to analyze his data with millions of weather forecasts from the cloud, and iot sensors down here,
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breaking when we woke up this morning about a former senate security director worked on capitol hill for years charged with leaking to reporters after seized records. thomas dupree. good morning. explain to our viewers the significance of leaking stories to reporters as it pertains to this. >> the fact is number one, leaks in washington, d.c. are endemic. they happen all the time across varieties and subjects. what is unusual is when you can catch the leaker in the act or guy or girl who did it and it appears in this case they got this guy red-handed from what we heard. it appears they identified him. fbi agent interviewed him and
may have made false statements. it shows the administration is getting serious on cracking down on leakers and in this case, at least, they seems to have gotten their guy. >> bill: he's james wolf, age 58. he was the intel committee's security director for 29 years. he knows everything, tom. >> i was surprised. this is a senior guy and was privy to a vast array of classified information. and i have to tell you, when have you leaks at this nature at this level it's a deterrent for anyone at the justice department to share information with people to congress. if you give information to congress and turn it over to this guy and in an hour he's on the phone to reporters that's a problem. >> bill: and can pick and choose what to leak. he can dictate a news cycle, as you well know there living in
washington. now, let me me of to the i.g. report, we believe, will be made public in six days. in about a week and a half a man doing the report, michael horowitz will appear before a senate committee one day and house committee the next. that will all be seen by all of us. what is your expectation as to how this story can change? >> i think the biggest question here, bill, is what he finds in his report as the possible misconduct that occurred weekend the scenes in 2016 and two, what his recommendation is. you'll remember an interesting aspect where she -- he said it may be grounds for criminal prosecution. >> bill: john ratcliffe as a
republican and he told us this will deal with the highest level of our gist -- justice department. this is big time stuff. >> absolutely it is. and what we're going to get from this inspector general is a thorough and exhaustive report. a lot of times they're auditing report or may investigate a discreet misconduct but i think this will be the war and peace of and it will be pain staking and this inspector general is not one to pull punches. >> bill: the last point here. bob mueller is looking for cell phones of employees in washington, d.c. and wants to know about your encrypted apps. what messages have you sent and received. i'm told in law enforcement this is becoming more and more common because that's where the evidence is. are you surprised mueller is doing this? >> i'm not surprised in the slightest. i think prosecutors are aware
of how people communicate and how they communicate wen they want to keep the communications secret. if you can prevent law enforcement from finding the communications by using an encrypted app, it's no surprise, law enforcement will do their best to smoke you out and figure out how you're conducting these and ask for your phone and ask for access to encrypted communications you've had. this is becoming increasingly standard. muell mueller is a good prosecutor. >> bill: come back next week when the i.g. report goes public as we'll need translation. >> sandra: fox news alert. a new round of clashes erupting along the gaza border as thousands of palestinians gather. connor powell is live on the
border. connor. >> reporter: nearly three months of the weekly protest. the question is will this continue to escalate. we saw violent clashes where 60 palestinians were killed and there have been clashes and several molotov cocktails and there's been many injured but we've seen smaller groups of people along the border. there's not been the violence we've seen recently but the big changes in the last couple days is the militants in gaza are using kites on fire and sending them across the border to start fires in these fields. it's done a lot of damage to israeli fields. the reason it's significant is we saw rocket fire coming from
gaza. these difficults are more difficult to control where they land and take off. it's a big change in terms of tactics by the militants in gaza but has the potential to be a big problem, sandra, for israeli officials on this side. >> sandra: lots of activity on the israel-gaza border. >> bill: and the dangers of social media and artificial intelligence. what john roberts is saying about that. >> sandra: and president trump just days away from an historic summit in singapore. can he succeed where others before him have failed. >> the united states has been clear time and time again the verif verifiable removal of nuclear weapons is acceptable.
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just a few minutes as his summit with kim jong-un looms large. at that, the president firing back at his critics. obama, schumer and pelosi did nothing on korea and schumer is telling me what to do at the summit the democrats could never set up. schumer failed with north korea and iran. we don't need his advice and meanwhile, former president bill clinton weighing in. >> i had a chance at the end of my presidency -- i kind of regret this now but i'd do the same thing again faced with it paying the missile program but i'd have to go to north korea. i made the right decision that is if we had peace by the israelis and palestinians it would have been better. >> sandra: we have a fox news
contributor. other previous administrations have attempted diplomacy with north korea and failed. that is fact. can you give us a look back at the history that's led us up to this moment. >> i would go back to 1994 when we detected north korea detecting unloading fuel rods at their facility and at that time the cia with an assessment they could build one to two plutonium based weapons. his military advisors said it would result in a million deaths and cause a billion dollars worth of damage and trillions worth of reconstruction costs. the president considered his
options and former president carter intervened and helped start the process whereby we agreed on the framework in 1994 and then over the years what we saw was the sunshine policy where north korea was able to receive significant amounts of aid, roughly $2 billion to $3 billion and aid from china and build out their missile technology ultimately now capable of reaching our homeland and that utterly failed. >> sandra: so based on that and i know there is an in depth history leading to this moment and i know you have all that, but based on that and based on what you see this president doing, can he succeed where others have failed before him and by the way, that is the president right now about to touch down in canada for the g-7 summit. daniel. >> so a couple points. first of all, i think the president has realistic expectations on trying to fix
what hasn't worked for decades. north korea's the most isolated population on the planet and deny their population every human right and that presents separate challenge. where the president has changed tact, two points. first of all, he brought maximum economic pressure unprecedented to north korea causing the kim regime to examine their own economic frailty. their economy is in free fall and the second thing the president's done is focussed on the bilateral relationship with the talks including russia and china who don't have our best interest at heart, particularly russia meddling in our efforts to bring peace to the peninsula by suggesting we should reduce sanctions at this critical time but the russians are trying to
spoil things. >> sandra: i know you've called this a bold move by the president and you're well aware of the preparations that go into a meeting like this and that's the president touching down live in québec for the g-7 summit. there's been some criticism the president isn't prepared for this or not and here's his secretary of state saying that's not the case. listen. >> there were few days that i left the oval office after having briefed the president that we didn't talk about north korea so over months and months and days and days, president trump has been receiving briefings on the issue. i'm confident the president will be fully prepared when he meets with his north korean counterpart. >> sandra: what do the preparations look like, daniel? >> secretary pompeo is taking the lead and is himself extraordinarily well prepared and making sure the president is prepared. the other element is the less
known person, andy kim, who in my estimation is the number one best subject matter expert on the korean peninsula. he's been secretary pompeo's counsel and who he will rely on for an intelligence briefing and assessment on what is in the part of the possible with north korea. that's a real i think critical element of the negotiations. >> sandra: i know you have put out a warning for all those watching and anticipating the summit that it's not going happen overnight. >> i think that's absolutely true but the negotiations are important and we're building muscle memory into the bureaucracy that discussions with the united states are important and valuable and we'll get to know the north koreans a little bit better and understand them better while at the same
time march will mising -- maximizing economic pressure. this is an opportunity. i'd look for interim steps where we open an intersection in pyongyang and washington. it may be a good follow-on and there may be working groups after the summit to focus on the issues at hand between this summit and potentially the next one. >> sandra: daniel hoffman thank you for looking back at that with us and difficult -- giving us an inside preview. >> bill: a quick check of "happening now" john scott takes over. a special day today. >> yes, it is, bill hemmer. moments from now president trump set to meet with president macron for talks on tariffs. we'll have that live and a former top senate aide charged with a leak investigation. does he share information with a
reporter and a watchdog report on the former clinton e-mail investigation. a historic "happening now" top of the hour. >> bill: and you're on to a new assignment. i know you could not be happier so congratulations on that. >> and congratulations to you as well. you and sandra. >> sandra: thank you. >> bill: watching the president arrive in canada. we'll take you live in a moment. he had a lot of to say on the lawn of the white house before leaving. sandra, in listening to your conversation with that korean expert a moment ago, mike pompeo suggested the idea of denuking and the north korean idea of going without nukes is coming closer and closer together through time. >> sandra: a fascinating moment with the president touching down in canada now and the g-7 summit happening days before this north korean summit. the president has a lot of on his plate and lofty goals.
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>> bill: so fox news alert. air force one arriving in canada. beautiful day there. awesome stuff. president trump arriving for what is billed to be a contentious meeting and his french and canadian counterparts have been vocal at a press conference and online at twitter suggesting president trump's head is not in the right place when it comes to tariffs and pushing for a new deal but president trump is mighty confident he can get a better deal. >> sandra: you're reference french president macron and
prime minister trudeau and they lashed out over the tariffs on steel and aluminum industries. we'll see if they can work things out. >> bill: when it happens we'll take you there live but in the few moments we have left we want to bring you this story. roll it, guys. artificial intelligence can change leaders into followers. that's a quote from supreme court justice john roberts. he was speaking at his daughter's high school graduation warning students to be aware of robots. brett larsson and it's about artificial intelligence and social media and everything you have lived your life for. what did you think? >> i thought it was very interesting because he is the chief justice. they are going to clearly be hearing a lot of supreme court cases about these very issues going forward. >> bill: really? >> i think it's refreshing to see the chief justice is saying let's pause and take a step back and say what impact is this
going to have on our lives. one comment he made i really liked is how we have to apply old rules to new ideas and new technology. i'm paraphrasing what he was saying but this is very much what's happening in our country with this technology. we're going wow, this is great. it's going to solve so many problems. i can bank from home and get a car that comes to my door but now i have privacy concerns and now people know everything about me that i share on social media and you can hack my identity. there's a lot at stake as we move into this technology revelation. >> bill: show them the quote. this is part of what he said, "they can tell you what you read and listen to based on what you read and listened to . " >> when you think about the things you watch on amazon or
search for on google, it becomes a feedback loop you can fall into. i like the chief justice said you know, once in a while, turn everything off and think about what you're learning. congrats on the show monday. >> bill: thank you. >> sandra: more on that in a minute. president trump has landed in canada and gearing up for a potential clash on trade and we're there with the latest in just a few minutes. been
he's touched down in quebec. he's there for the big g-7 summit, this is amid escalating tensions with the french president and the canadian prime minister over trade. heading into all of this, the two world leaders from france and canada decided to speak out and lash out at the president's trade policies. he's there to try to work things out and all of this as the summit with north korea looms large. >> i don't know if any world leaders planned to meet him there. we have not seen any. he had a lot to say about nafta, threw something in there for moscow and vladimir putin being involved in the g-7. so off we go to quebec, sandra. and then singapore. this is one heck of a road trip.
for the viewers at home, we have a new experience. we go to three hours. 9:00 a.m. to noon. hope you can make us a part of your day then. >> i'll have a little preview in the noon hour today. >> that's it for us. "happening now" starts now. >> jon: president trump arriving moments in canada for the g-7 summit. the president expected to focus on beneficial trade policies for the u.s. and also expecting major push-back. good morning. i'm jon scott. >> julie: and i'm julie banderas. the president making his first trip to canada since taking office. this visit comes amid heightened tensions over tariff tensions. leaders of france and canada say they plan to challenge the president on the measures but the president is showing no signs of budging. >> we're going to deal with the unfair trade