tv Americas News HQ FOX News June 9, 2018 11:00am-12:00pm PDT
out to celebrate queen elizabeth's birthday. first time we saw new duchess. thank you so much for joining us. stay soon, packed weekend. leland: coverage throughout the weekend. see you. >> fox news alert and president trump now headed for singapore for historic event the world will be watching. when the president meets with kim jong un on tuesday in the first ever summit between a sitting u.s. president and a north korean leader. good afternoon, to you and hello, everyone, i'm julie banderas, welcome to america's news headquarters. >> good to be with you, i'm connell mcshane on a busy saturday. president trump left canada short time ago. he spoke there about his next stop, the high-stakes meeting in singapore and how he'll listen to his intuition when dealing with a reluísive -- reclusive
north korean leader. take a listen. >> in the first minute i will know. well, i think that very quickly i will know whether or not something good is going to happen. >> rich edison in singapore just after 2:00 o'clock in the morning on a sunday there ahead of the president. what's the latest, rich? >> good morning, connell. president trump also said the start of a good dialogue even broader agreement with north korea, it's up to kim jong un, though he says in his gut he has a good feeling about the meeting >> it's a one-time shot and i think it's going to work out very well. that's why i feel positive because it makes so much sense.
>> u.s. and north korean teams have been negotiating here in singapore and in the demilitarized done between north and south korea. the president says north korea is working very well with u.s. negotiators and so far so good. they have plenty to discuss setting up logistics and choreography on what would be highest official meeting and also conflict between u.s. and north korea, how will north korea surrender nuclear program, ballistic missiles or chemical weapons, what access would inspectors have to a secretive country and how and when will the u.s. ease sanctions and ensure kim's safety. north korea says it wants security guaranties, whether that means the u.s. altering military drills with south korea, defense secretary james mattis says that u.s. personal levels in south korea are not part of the his cushions. the president also says he expects the summit could easily go off script and the result
would be spur of the moment development with une -- unpredictable leader like kim and president trump and the president also asked if he would bring human record, connell, julie, back to you. >> rich edison, fox news team already in singapore. >> for more on this, harry, the director of defense studies at the center for national interests, thank you very much for talking to us. this is a very exciting moment in history. the president is very confident, he's going into this on a confident note on two fronts, one he will know right away the negotiations with north korea will be successful. two, if it's not going work out he will back out quickly and not waste anyone's time. how do you things will work out? >> i think there's a template here on what the north koreans are thinking. i do not want the president to
give kim jong un the handshake that will be spread through social media, twitter, facebook that will legitimize the kim regime. what trump needs to do is simple, he he can pull this off, land in singapore, he should get to that meeting room before kim jong un, deny him the photo before it's done, kim comes into the room and trump looks in the eye, look, do you want to denuclearize yes or no, the answer is yes, they can craft joint statement in a few hours where kim would agree to give up nuclear, i think that would make sense. if kim says anything besides, no, maybe, we will see and does not say yes, trump should walk out of the room and make no innocent. that's the only way to put it. julie: the construction of nuclear facilities and the willingness after president trump remember originally canceled these talks.
what does that tell you about intention? >> to be honest, it doesn't tell us anything. we have to remember our history with north korea. what they have always done going back to 1990's they have built up capabilities. we want to have dialogue. we enter into honest negotiations, those negotiations go on for months, years, and then we go onto another crisis. what i want the president to do is break the cycle. that's what i need to do here. julie: it's interesting when it comes to humanitarian crisis those who live in north korea, that hasn't been brought up as to whether the president will bring that. first get it on the record, do you want to denuclearize, then talk about in what stages, is it mid over the course of a year and then you talk about the treatment of the people of north
korea or does that conversation come up at all? >> julie, i think this meeting will be completely about nuclear weapons because it has to be the foundation everything we are going to do. they're going to need to figure out what the timetable is, is it going to be a step by step approach, are the north koreans going to offer say one or two nuclear weapons first and then have to get to missiles and then to verification, so that will encompass almost the whole summit if it gets that far. i think the other things that will need to be brought up, japanese abductees and the foundation and why the president keeps saying they have a lot to gain, they have no denuclearize. i have to stress, the president needs to walk out. julie: okay, as far as the denuclearization, there's a timetable, right, now, do they go in, do you think the president's advisers are saying denuclearize but also allow inspectors in because at this
point, they went ahead and bombed those tunnels but nobody was able to actually go in and inspect if, in fact, they are not usable at this point. so there needs to be some sort of, i guess, policing behind it. where does that come into talks? >> well, i think there's a way to denuclearize, the verification requirements and would make everybody whole. very simple. i think what the north koreans would do in agreement, first step, give up one or two nuclear weapons, we would take some sanctions, some international body would give up and north koreans would give up icbm's, we inspect them. but we probably would need at least, julie, a thousand more inspectors to go into north korea, see how much nuclear material they have, how many bombs they have and then make sure they are all dismantled. that would take years and that's going to be a process. julie: remember back in september, they successfully
tested hydrogen bombs. where is the other? the question a lot of experts have brought up, kim jong un willing to destroy facility is because he has a nuclear bomb, he has icbm capable of reaching the united states, the west coast, capable of carrying a nuclear war head. if he has those where are they? how do we trust that he hasn't destroyed them? most likely he has not. they are hidden in some bunker somewhere in unknown tunnel. these are all the questions that one has to wonder if we can ever trust north korea and based on history i'd say no, how do you tackle that? >> i agree with you 100%. it's the sheer amount of material that we have to account for. you know, i've seen estimates that north koreans could have as many as 60 nuclear weapons, they probably have over one thousand missiles, short, medium-range missiles. this is a lot of stuff that you could spread.
they can burrow deep into the ground. the north koreans will have to be completely transparent and if we get incline that they are lying, cheating, delayed, the deal has to be canceled. julie: before i let you go, will trump's-north korea summit will be col osal -- mistake? >> i do not think they will denuclearize. we cannot legitimize regime of north korea and not okay that north korea has nuclear weapons, it would be a tragic mistake. julie: harry is on foxnews.com, thank you very much. >> thank you. julie: connell. connell: fox news alert. american soldier was killed and four others wounded in what is being described as enemy attack
in somalia yesterday. u.s. operations forces were fighting along somali troops when they were attacked. the soldier killed not yet identified. president trump tweeting his condolences overnight. my thoughts and prayers are with the families of serviceman that was killed and fellow servicemen that were wounded in somalia, they are truly all heros. julie: battle over immigration heating up on capitol hill as house republicans try to hammer out a deal amid report negotiations are underway right now, can they find common ground and move the ball forward finally and also president trump trying to advance the trade policy at the g7 summit and claiming a breakthrough with key u.s. allies, we will go live to canada straight ahead. >> i don't blame other leaders for that. i blame our past leaders. there's no reason that this should have happened.
i'm very proud of the fact that i served. i was a c130 mechanic in the corps, so i'm not happy unless my hands are dirty. between running a business and four kids, we're busy. auto insurance, homeowner's insurance, life insurance policies. knowing that usaa will always have my back... that's just one less thing you have to worry about. i couldn't imagine going anywhere else. they're like a friend of the family. we are the cochran family, and we'll be usaa members for life. save by bundling usaa home and auto insurance. get a quote today.
♪ (daniel jacob) for every hour that you're idling in your car, you're sending about half a gallon of gasoline up in the air. that amounts to about 10 pounds of carbon dioxide every week (malo hutson) growth is good, but when it starts impacting our quality of air and quality of life, that's a problem. so forward-thinking cities like sacramento are investing in streets that are smarter and greener. the solution was right under our feet. asphalt. to be more precise, intelligent asphalt. by embedding sensors into the pavement, as well as installing cameras on traffic lights, we will be able to analyze the flow of traffic. then that data runs across our network, and we use it to optimize the timing of lights, so that travel times are shorter. who knew asphalt could help save the environment? ♪
>> they are starting to be committed to a much more fair trade situation for the united states because it has been treated very, very unfairly and i don't blame other leaders for that. i blame our past leaders. there is no reason that this should have happened. connell: fox white house correspondent kevin cork who has not left the g7 early, he's now in quebec city with the very latest, hey, kevin. >> good to be with you, my friend. president trump before heading out to the next summit in singapore as you pointed out issued a fairly stern warning to member nations here to not retaliate against the u.s.' decision to create new tariffs on steel and aluminum. >> if they retaliate they are making a mistake. we have tremendous trade imbalance. they do so much business with us than we do with them that we can't lose that. >> we know all about those 25%
tariffs on steel and 10% tariffs on aluminum. the president trying to once again create a balance in global trade. now he began his day, little late arrival to gender equality breakfast and made comments ahead of departure to singapore. by the way, continued push for free and fair trade without barriers. >> i did, that's the way it should be. in tariffs, no barriers, tariffs are going to come way down because people cannot continue to do that. we are like the piggy bank that everybody is robbing and that ends. >> the piggy bank that everyone is robbing and that ends, that's certainly one to have lines that people will remember about this year's summit. by the way, the president talked about nafta. he sort of made the suggestion, connell that the idea of a trade deal between the u.s., méxico and canada while valuable may not be sustainable. he talked about the idea of perhaps coming up with bilateral deals between the two countries separately. we will keep an eye and see if
that happens. for now, my friend, back to you. connell: good to see you, kevin, a lot to talk about which we will in a moment. kevin cork. julie: protests in quebec city, demonstrators making voices heard at the gathering of world leaders as multiple groups hit the streets for a variety of reasons. mike joins us from quebec city, hey, mike. >> we have a group of demonstrators that they have assembled like in summits past but we don't see overwhelming number of thousands demonstrators and nobody is busting out the town. the leaders out here are aware of what happened in quebec in 2001 after the big summit at that point. people really bust up the town and want to prevent from happening again. so the federal government invested $400 million, mostly in police, to secure the town. that's in addition to what the local police are doing. so you do have the kids out here with the black hoods and face mask ons but every time they
mass up and quickly overwhelmed with police in riot gear. the only thing is pull couch to intersection and set it on fire and blocked some traffic. beyond that, you've had demonstration that is were declared illegal because proper paperwork hadn't been done and police shut down those quickly. you have a bunch of different organizations out here. directly behind me anticapitalist, labor unions, people calling for human rights or more human rights but what you don't have thousands and thousands of people. amnesty internationals complaining that the police presence is stifling freedom of expression. on top of that, you have business owners who have freedom to operate businesses without a bunch of vandalism, julie, back to you. julie: mike tobin, thank you. connell: more g7 talk, let's bring in josh, communications director for priorities u.s., former hillary for america's
spokesperson, former communications to vice presidential nominee paul ryan. you get a democrat, republican onto talk about a big political issue on other issues it's relatively easy to start the discussion but i don't think it is on trade especially with this president. sometimes the roles, the traditional roles will reversed. i will start with you, kevin, in kevin cork's report he identified what might be the quote of the weekend from president trump saying the u.s. is basically a piggy bank that everybody keeps on robbing. that's not the romney-ryan republicans, right, what do you make of how he's handling things? >> no. republican party is still by in large a free-trade party. he's making the case that we are not having free trade because it's not fair and he's using his policies and bully pulpit to try to get tariffs down on other countries. it remains to be seen if other countries like canada will back down. they don't, i think he will hurt the economy and he
will hear it from his own party and you're starting to see that in congress, however, if his strategy does work, he will have fulfilled the major campaign promise, the core promise of his and arguably he could, you know, improve u.s. exports and get better trade deals but it's -- it can't go on for very long without republicans probably getting anxious about it. connell: little anxious, antsy, the democratic side, the type of rhetoric we would have heard from democratic congressional candidates or democratic presidential candidates and we did to some extent. is this an issue that the president kind of has, you know, political protection on because democrats largely agree with this approach or is that going too far? >> no, it's going too far. it's true that it cuts both ways and some democrats who agree with some tariffs and disagree with others, but even bernie sanders who is probably for as many of these as any democrat is
against tariff that is we have levied against allies. i think that gets to the heart of the problems, go after bad actors, go after country that are cheating, it's american consumers and exporters who are paying the price and allies are getting angry at us and it's not solving -- connell: before we move onto another subject, i would like to both to weigh in on, one more question on the trade issue u kevin, i was looking at things today preparing for our conversation, foreign affairs expert sent out, what i thought it was an interesting tweet, the best player on the court, you still can't win by yourself. so what do you make of that in terms of this approach of not having an alliance necessarily against china but going against pretty much everything, us versus the world here? >> yeah, and we are the -- we are the lebron james of the world obviously when it comes to trade, our economy -- every
other except for china's and he will try to get better deals. this is a novel approach. this is what the american people elected him to do. he's definitely taking any approach hand any republican has done or arguably any democrat has done with trading partners going right at them, walking into g7 and just saying -- connell: leaving early. >> bring down your tariffs and you don't have a choice and we will see. it may work. connell: it may. the other unconventional item that we heard from the president before he went and then while he was in quebec was the comments about russia, g7, used to be g8, apparently he wants it to be that way again and here is what the president said. >> i think it would been asset to have russia back in. i think it would be good for the world. i think it would be good for russia, i think it would be good for the united states. i think it would be good for all of the countries of the current g7. i think the g8 would be better,
i think having russia back in would be a positive thing. we are looking for peace in the world, we are not looking to play games. connell: russia, josh, made g8 and suspended after annexation of crimea. what do you make of what the president had to say about russia? >> i think it is rightly getting opposition from both democrats and republicans here and world leaders abroad because russia was kicked out for a good reason, they are still in crimea, they have not given that up. putin recently said he won't under any circumstances give it up. so why would we reward russia who has not made this -- has not righted this wrong, attacked the united states, has attacked other allies and meddled in democracy, why would we be rewarding right now? connell: that's the question, kevin, is there an answer to that question, some sort of strategy that we don't know about or that the president is trying to put forward here, what do you think --
>> this is a total nonstarter. they're not going to come back to g7, g8 any time soon unless they get out of crimea which is not probably going to happen. i do think it's probably a little bit of strategic misdirection on his part, donald trump's part, the other leaders to have g7 were attacking him and tweaking him and that throws it right back in the face, okay, why don't we bring russia in. that's not going to happen. connell: more a tweak than something he's really serious about. >> i think it highlights the fact that he is -- he has a contentious relationship with ally who is he supposed to be leading and you see the pictures of them all looking angry at him or the handshake with macron where you can see the thumb print and at the same time praising putin who is everyone's enemy. it raises the appearance that he is more friendly with our opponents than our allies. connell: much more to talk about obviously, we will keep doing
ok. nasty nighttime heartburn? try new alka-seltzer pm gummies. the only fast, powerful heartburn relief plus melatonin so you can fall asleep quickly. ♪ oh, what a relief it is! ...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.
i already spoke to our allstate agent, and i know that we have accident forgiveness. which is so smart on your guy's part. like fact that they'll just... forgive you... four weeks without the car. okay, yup. good night. with accident forgiveness your rates won't go up just because of an accident. switching to allstate is worth it. connell: attorneys for campaign chairman paul manafort turning back on charges from special counsel robert mueller. the attorneys say allegations are based on flimsy evidence. garrett tenney live in dc with the very latest. >> paul manafort was facing more than two dozen charges for financial crimes and for work lobbying on behalf of foreign government and also facing charges of obstruction, tampering with witnesses. this week the special counsel accused manafort of contacting two former business associates who he believes investigators would speak to about his
lobbying work in ukraine and attempt to go persuade them in what they might tell investigators. mueller's team filed charges as part of effort to have a charge revoke manafort's bail and take him into custody while the case plays out. manafort attorneys dismissed allegations in court filing, the special counsel plot oh to corruptly persuade two of mr. manafort's business associates to perjure themselves in september. witness tampering by special counsel should be seen to what it is. the latest charges like the others manafort is facing are for alleged crimes that took place before his work on president trump's campaign. yesterday as he departed the white house, the president was asked if he's considered pardons for his personal attorney michael cohen and paul manafort, he said he has not thought about it. >> they haven't been convicted
of anything. there's nothing to pardon. it's far too early -- it's far to be early to be thinking about it. >> in the latest court filings, mueller's team brought charges against russian national who worked in ukraine. he's not expected to show up in court. he's believed to be back in russia, kremlin, not expect today extradite him to the u.s. to face trial. julie: more on this now, let's bring in former justice department official bob, also former deputy assistant attorney general. bob, thank you for coming on a saturday to talk about this one. >> thanks for having me. julie: charges keep mounting. eric talked about dozens of charges and manafort fighting latest charges, on construction of justice, what do you make of those? >> the lawyers are making the best of the situation they can and they are going to say he didn't tell anyone to lie, what he was telling them was simply the truth, the problem he has is
twofold, one is that there's some bad case law for manafort on reminding people what happened can be viewed as obstruction when you're talking to potential witnesses in a criminal trial and second the special counsel doesn't have to prove this case beyond railroad for purposes of the bail hair, just prove it to preponderance of the evidence, he made calls to influence testimony, then manafort has a decent chance of having to wait trial in a federal jail instead at his house. i mean, which is a much different situation when increased the pressure on him dramatically. julie: house arrest, you know, you are potentially person that could flee and that's what they do, they put you on house arrest, if you were to try to go anywhere, people would know and be able to track you. do you think it's a bit harsh that house arrest, is that
necessary? >> i mean, you have alleged committed crimes, it's not unusual. they put an ankle bracelet on someone like that to know where they are and conditions of release are typical. not allowed to commit crimes, not allowed to consume alcohol, all those kinds of things. julie: if you lie to the fbi you need to consider the consequences. >> right. julie: it seems like that's what he did. paul manafort's legal team. let's talk about how they are defending client. they are pushing back back on robert mueller after mueller brought charges against him in trump-russia investigation. what would the motion release friday actually accomplish? >> their argument is straightforward. look, it can't be obstruction to just tell the truth, and if the truth was that the reality is the lobbying effort that group
was in their view, in manafort's view took place in europe, designed just in europe and didn't need to be registered in trust, that's the issue. if they undertook activities in the u.s., they should have been registered under the foreign registration act. it took place in europe, that's the truth, charging people to testify that way shouldn't be viewed as obstruction. in moreover that he's not a harden criminal, he has no prior record and he should be allowed to remain on house arrest regardless and not be incarcerated prior to trial and this is just a move by mueller to put more pressure on manafort to -- to flip against trump. julie: manafort's lawyer criticized that manafort had tampered with witness evidence, they called them a dubious, that's the quote plot intend today, quote, corruptly persuade manafort's former business associates to, quote, purjure themselves. what did you make of the
president to pardon manafort or personal attorney cohen. >> someone may tell him to pardon. julie: look, they haven't been convicted. but they face serious charges. >> you can pardon somebody before they are convicted. you can pardon before trial if you want to h. julie: he said that he hadn't thought about it yet. >> he will wait as much as he can. a decision that will wait further down the road. political advisers have got to be saying pardoning someone now would create trouble for him. julie: okay, what do you make of relationship now currently with michael cohen, he's currently being investigated by federal authorities, this was his right-hand man and hinting he wouldn't pardon him at this point, do you think the two have any contact whatsoever anymore? >> it's hard to know. i mean, if i'm the president i've got other things to focus
on even if we are formerly friends with cohen. the whole cohen matter was broken off from the special counsel and handled by the southern district of new york presumably because it's unrelated. i would sleep well at night if i were the president, at least that got broken off as unrelated and, too bad for my friend but if he wants to pardon him before he leaves or after it's done, it's another issue. i don't think he's thinking about that right now. julie: as far as michael cohen is concern, paul manafort is a different story. he lied and all that. michael cohen was right-hand man, he sought advice from him. i don't see michael spending any time behind bars. he thought he was being treat bid the special counsel, but once we get there. i want to turn to intel staffer
indicted on charges of lying to the fbi, another personng to the fbi. here is president trump weighing in on those charges, let's listen. >> it's a very important leaker so it's very interesting. i'm getting information on it now. it happened last night. it could be a terrific thing. i know i believe strongly in freedom of the press. i'm a big believer in freedom of the press but also a believer in classified information. julie: what did you make of that? >> i mean, i was very surprised. i've represented witnesses before the senate intel committee and jim wolf was somebody, you know, he's the person you actually deliver confidential documents to and helped you get witnesses in and out of the committee. i mean, literally the last person you want leaking if those allegations are true. so i think that, you know, showing fruits of attorney general sessions and rod rosenstein promise leaked crack-down a few months ago and i don't know what kind of investigation was done in order to find this out but it's
certainly doesn't look good for mr. wolf but he's in a position now probably where they are charging him to cooperate to avoid further charges and hopefully for his sake the false statement would be the last of it. julie: all right, bob, thank you very much for talking to us, we appreciate it. >> thank you. connell: all right, julie, we do have a programming change, here starting monday on fox news channel. america news room, that program will be expanded, 3 hours long monday through friday. >> our audience has an element of trust and that's why they watch. >> it is a big part of our job to provide a cult. >> pressure comes up here. we need to stay down here. >> starting monday don't miss three hours of america's news room. where you will july new numberses from the department of homeland security showing spike in border arrest but border patrol agents say that there are actually still loopholes in the system. what they want fixed, we will
tell you. plus, how lawmakers in washington are trying to help out the dreamers and their push for immigration reform. some cash back cards send you on a journey to get to your bonus cash back. first they make you sign up for bonus cash back and it's only on a few categories. and when those categories change, you gotta sign up again. when does it end?! with the capital one quicksilver® card, you earn unlimited 1.5% cash back on every purchase, everywhere. it's like a cash back oasis. what's in your wallet? why is dark magic so spell-bindingly good? it's a bold blend of coffee with rich flavors of uganda, sumatra, colombia and other parts of south america. like these mountains, each amazing on their own. but together? magical. all, for a smoother tasting cup of coffee. green mountain coffee roasters. (honking) when your craving strikes,
you need your wing nut. ( ♪ ) no one can totally satisfy a craving, quite like your wing nut. i'm still giving it my best even though i live with a higher risk of stroke due to afib not caused by a heart valve problem. so if there's a better treatment than warfarin, i'm up for that. eliquis. eliquis is proven to reduce stroke risk better than warfarin. plus has significantly less major bleeding than warfarin. eliquis is fda-approved and has both. so what's next? seeing these guys. don't stop taking eliquis unless your doctor tells you to, as stopping increases your risk of having a stroke. eliquis can cause serious and in rare cases fatal bleeding. don't take eliquis if you have an artificial heart valve or abnormal bleeding. while taking eliquis, you may bruise more easily and it may take longer than usual for any bleeding to stop. seek immediate medical care for sudden signs of bleeding, like unusual bruising. eliquis may increase your bleeding risk if you take
certain medicines. tell your doctor about all planned medical or dental procedures. eliquis, the number one cardiologist-prescribed blood thinner. ask your doctor if eliquis is what's next for you. we believe nutrition is full of possibilities to improve cardiologist-prescribed blood thinner. your pet's life. we are redefining what nutrition can do. because the possibility of a longer life and a better life is the greatest possibility of all. purina pro plan. nutrition that performs.
yul july startling numbers coming out about illegal border crossing, federal agents arresting more than 50,000 illegal immigrants in may, the apprehensions on the border are showing escalating enforcing tactics by the trump administration. william has more. >> how long has he been on the road? >> 22 days from honduras. >> spike of illegal immigration with new numbers of department of homeland security showing border arrests almost tripled a year ago. >> men and women in the border patrol have been making apprehensions, it's the loopholes in the system that need to be fixed because those are are the poll factors.
>> increasing blood shed in méxico helping drive the numbers. >> it's the drugs that are coming across, it is the transnational criminals organizations that are working in the area. >> the trump administration also blames rulings that require release children after three weeks in custody. the so-called asylum loophole which allows 80% of central american families to live in the u.s., the most claims ultimately rejected and unlike unaccompanied minors from méxico, the u.s. can't immediately deport central american children. >> so we are trying to inform congress, we are trying to inform about how they affect border. >> they are claiming they were dropped off and had to cross on their own. >> unaccompanied minors up 329%. may arrests are only up 5% over april. and similar to 2013 and 16, the
difference is apprehensions early last year fell to near all-time lows in the wake of president trump's election. >> officials say it is too early to judge the president's antiimmigration policies by these numbers since many immigrants were already on their way before his pledge to prosecute all adults and separate parents from children detained along the border. in los angeles, fox news. connell: talks reportedly underway this weekend about a possible house immigration bill. republicans do not appear to be seeing eye to eye on this, on one hand, they appear to be nearing an agreement on permanent deal to help the so-called dreamers brought here illegally when they were children but on the other hand, we are told they have having trouble agreeing on border security and enforcement and with the midterms ahead this is certainly a debate you would think many republicans would like to see come to an end. jason joins us to help us sort through this, jason, good to see you. >> great to see you, connell.
connell: you would think after all we were through, immigration topic in the news, it would be daca, dreamers the hold-up, maybe it's something else. what's going on? >> one of the things that's popped up recently is that the republicans who are trying to figure out a way to solve the daca issue, the dreamers' issue the legal immigration is coming into the equation, meaning that they in exchange for creating possibly a new visa program for the dreamers, for the kids who were brought to the united states illegally as children that they would take some of those visas from the diversity lottery program and family-base migration. now, these are legal forms of immigration but the administration and some republicans have looked at wanting to restrict some of the numbers and so they want to keep immigration levels the same and so by doing that, they want to look at legal immigration numbers.
connell: just as a cop toll hill question as you cover closely, paul ryan, speaker of the house, is a lame duck now, he's leaving the position, how is that playing into all of this or isn't, is that having an effect of conservatives versus moderates? >> when paul ryan announced that he was retiring in april, there was some questions about whether, you know, this was a good thing or not and how could the republicans deal with having a lame duck speaker and wouldn't it be healthier to get a new leader as soon as possible, my guess is that some of the people who want to be paul ryan's successor namely kevin mccarthy and steve is that his the majority whip, quietly grateful that paul ryan so try to shepherd this and take heat because this could be a real ugly debate. it hasn't gotten tresh bli -- terribly ugly inside the capitol, paul ryan does have
part in issue, trying to reform the system, that fell apart over the last few years and when he became speaker he said that he wouldn't bring anything to the floor that didn't have the support of the majority of the republicans. so that's kind of the equation that we have right now and looks like that's where we are sticking. connell: let me ask you about the midterms, everybody is starting to look at the stories through and i said in introduction to you that many republicans might want to see this go away and maybe that's true, i'm not sure exactly how to play versus other issues and, for example, i was in iowa this past week covering primaries and you talked to democrats, voters or professional political operatives, they will tell you health care is their big issue and even more so after what we saw at the end of the week with the doj and preexisting conditions and what have you, but immigration, how do you see this playing out if there's no deal, would republicans rally the base and use it to turn out voters or the other way around for the democrats? >> i think it's going to depend
on where the races are that we are looking at. in california, certainly this is going to be an issue, jeff denim, republican from central valley of california, in that area, he's been part of these talks. he's one of the people who has tried to force leadership hands on getting a bill on the floor, some sort of measure that congress can vote on. his district voted for hillary clinton and it also has, you know, high immigration population, so for him he's in a potentially tough race, you know, he didn't perform terribly well in last week's jungle primary. he came out on top but the numbers were low. connell: makes sense. in another state it's far different. good to see you, jason, thanks for coming. >> thanks for having me, connell. connell: julie. julie: no dark horse after winning kentucky derby but can
you totanobody's hurt, new car. but there will still be pain. it comes when your insurance company says they'll only pay three-quarters of what it takes to replace it. what are you supposed to do? drive three-quarters of a car? now if you had liberty mutual new car replacement™, you'd get your whole car back. i guess they don't want you driving around on three wheels. smart. with liberty mutual new car replacement™, we'll replace the full value of your car. liberty stands with you™. liberty mutual insurance.
after taking both kentucky derby, justify, one win away from the triple crown. bryan llenas has more. >> connell, beautiful day at belmont park, we are hours away from 150th running of the belmont stakes, justify is the odds on favorite today and if he wins he will become the 13th horse to ever win the triple crown. justify arrived in new york on wednesday and he's been resting and training, 3-year-old colt is undefeated. perfect 5-0 to win the crown justify will beat nine other horses. belmont is a mile and a half long and known as the test of a champion. it's the longest and most grueling to have three big races, justify's trainer is hall of famer bafford. trained mean pharaoh who won triple crown in 2015, he says justify is looking really good. >> the racing is out of control,
but i just couldn't be happier with him. he looks no different than american pharaoh did coming in here. we just have to wait and see how they -- how everything goes. >> justify won kentucky derby. both races on sloppy tracks, today breaking out of first post on the inside which can be a problem for some horse ifs they do not break well. if justify wins the triple crown, he will receive brand-new trophy, redesigned for the first time in history. >> this is the largest trophy in all sports. it's magnificent. 36 and a half inches tall. fans all around the country will take picture, fall in love with it just like they do stanley cup. >> bets are being placed, hats are out and crowd is growing, 90,000 plus for a chance to witness history, connell. connell: should be fun, bryan llenas, julie.
hi, and believe us;uys. we don't want this-- or this for father's day. we want something awesome! (man) man crates has reinvented gifting with handpicked gear and diy projects guys will love. (second man) most gifts come sealed in a wooden crate with a crowbar. (third man) man crates! it's more than a gift; it's an experience you'll never forget. make his day this father's day. go to mancrates.com/tv for 10% off the perfect father's day gift. i had a very minor fender bender tonight! in an unreasonably narrow fast food drive thru lane.
but what a powerful life lesson. and don't worry i have everything handled. i already spoke to our allstate agent, and i know that we have accident forgiveness. which is so smart on your guy's part. like fact that they'll just... forgive you... four weeks without the car. okay, yup. good night. with accident forgiveness your rates won't go up just because of an accident. switching to allstate is worth it. julie: graduating seniors at texas high school will be remembered for a prank only because it never took off. the teens from colony high school ran away before they could throw toilet paper and eggs at their schools and they left behind the groceries.
local police posing for picture which they posted on facebook, they are sorry they couldn't thank the kids. i love that. connell: back with more news at 4:00 p.m. hour. the journal editorial report. ♪ ♪ paul: welcome to the journal editorial report, i'm paul gigot. highly-anticipated report from the justice's intern al watchdog reportedly expected to formal james comey, that report by justice department inspector general michael horowitz was set to be released next thursday with horowitz to testify congress and what's behind the delay and what should we be looking for in the final report