tv Americas Newsroom With Bill Hemmer and Sandra Smith FOX News June 14, 2018 6:00am-9:00am PDT
good morning. how you are you doing. >> sandra: you look great out there and the course looks even better. have you seen the players walking around. >> bill: sandra there was fog and rain here yesterday and all that blew out overnight setting us up for a picture perfect morning. >> sandra: stunning golf course. we begin in the chinese capital where secretary of state mike pompeo and chinese president, xi jinping are expected to address reporters at
ene -- any time as they will hold a conference and explaining to brett baier last night the american troops will be staying put for now. >> i would love to get the military out because it costs a lot of money and we don't get paid fully for the military which i'll be talking to south korea about. we have 32,000 soldiers in south korea. i'd like to get them home but it's not on the table right now. at the appropriate time it will be >> bill: james comey, loretta lynch could face scrutiny when we get the inspector general's report 18 months in the making. we have fox team coverage and catherine herridge is in washington, d.c. and corey gardner is on deck and we start
with correspondent kevin corke. good morning. fair to say for the time being, the white house is trying more carrots than sticks in the negotiation this morning. >> reporter: good morning to you and not oath is that the perfect description i think that's how it's playing out on the international stage. keep in mind, you have the build-up and the rhetoric by both leaders and now some progress we can talk about. certainly that's pay a premium. so rather than more saber rattling the white house is offering to temporarily postpone large scale military exercises in a show of good faith as long as the north continues to reach bench marks for denuclearization. >> this should have been 10, 15, 20 years ago not now when they have an arsenal of weapons and
chairman kim wants to resolve the problem because he knows i'm not playing around. he's not playing around. we have -- i want to say for a short-term relationship because it was hostile the rhetoric. rhetorically it was unbelievably hostile and now we have a very good relationship. we understand each other. >> president trump told me from day one the first time i let him i won't let north korea have a missile that can hit america. that's a non-starter and will offer a deal they can't refuse or shouldn't refuse and south korea and japan and china is talking will help. >> reporter: it's important to point out, the large-scale joint exercises that are suspended, that is certainly something we know. but we also know that this doesn't mean minor exercises and work between seoul and washington won't continue in the meantime, bill. >> bill: what does the white house say of the criticism that
the president doesn't inform allies in the region before making the decision. >> reporter: they insist it's not only something the president thought about but talked about with leaders at the meant gone and here at the white house. they say the president has not only talked about this, he's wanted to do something to bring our troops back home to lower the temperature as well in the region. as you know, secretary of state, mike pompeo, delivered it and this say combination of a review of several factors. >> bill: kevin corke starting our conk from the north lawn. thank you, kevin. >> sandra: we'll take to you beijing now. the chinese president, xi jinping as you can see pictured here meeting with the secretary of state, mike pompeo. this of course is on a big day for those two meeting. the summit -- after the meeting
with north korea and the administration working to clarify the details of the denuclearization and this say big meeting in beijing, china. the secretary of state, mike pompeo, this after the pentagon expecting to announce today the cancellation of joint military with north korea scheduled for august. of course there'll be translateers in the room making it difficult to listen in on this conversation but if mike pompeo makes remarks we'll listen in. a big moment indeed for these two. the chinese president is speaking now. but president trump explained to our very own brett baier last night the american troops stationed there will be staying put at least for now. bill, you're looking at these
pictures from beijing, china, where mike pompeo is having a significant meeting right now with the chinese president as we look on as what is next for denuclearization in the korean peninsula. >> bill: what is obvious as we look at this is they had this all mapped out even prior going to singapore. mike pompeo said he'd take the lead and off he went to south korea and now beijing. this is a plan now to ensure maximum sustained pressure stays in place so chairman kim doesn't change his mind. out of singapore the one thing we were most keen on is whether the sanctions stay as tough as they are and if they do, chairman kim would continue along the path he's now chosen. colorado republican senator corey gardner. what is your sense as you watch the events unfold?
are you hopeful things will continue. >> we have seen a remarkable turn of events. write now we have a situation -- right now we have a situation where the leader of north korea has committed to the president of the united states. he has commit to denuclearization. now figuring out what that means and what that path looks like, what declarations are going to be made and how inspections will work are the fine details that have to be worked out as we aclea acleave -- achieve the goal of verifiable, denuclearization of north korea. >> bill: did you take issue with regard to vladamir putin or the u.s. troops or the exercises run with the military.
>> i think having a strong presence in south korea and korean peninsula is not only important for the situation with north korea but a strong commitment to our allies and mutual defense allies of south korea and japan and the presence in asia, which we know, china wants to see us leave. it's not in the best interest long term to evacuate, so to speak. we need to have some kind of presence on the korean peninsula but let's hope to do it in a peaceful way and hope this opportunity is more than the past where promises have been made and promises have been broken. we can see denuclearization occur. if you're a 34-year-old leader like kim jong-un, do you really want to have a hermit kingdom as your pride and joy for 40 years? >> bill: my sense of it is none of this is perfect. if you were looking for the perfect, you'd probably not get there in the end. do you agree with that? >> look, i think there's a lot of things that are going to be unconventional as we've seen in the past.
a year ago people were complaining the president was being too harsh and then nice and didn't meet long enough or met too long. it's absurd. we have an interest in denuclearization. we're going to continue exercises. there's semantic games and opportunities people are choosing. there are minor exercises or exchanges and readiness exchanges and training. that will continue and major exercises i don't necessary agree to suspend but as long as progress is being made is what the president has said and we have to keep in mind the goal, allies on firm footing, south korea and japan and achieve something that hasn't been achieved ever and that's peace. >> bill: remarkable where you think where we are today. thank you for your time. we have more to talk about we have another big story.
to sandra now. >> sandra: the i.g. report putting an end to the clinton e-mail investigation and many justice department top officials are expected to be cause to the crosshairs. catherine herridge is live in washington with more as we await the report. >> reporter: sandra, good morning. the investigation that began in january 2017 examines allegations of misconduct by the fbi and justice department over the clinton e-mail case and puts comey's leadership style for the micro scope style and looking at where he publicly discussed the e-mail investigation and recommended against criminal charges. a responsibility that fell to his boss at the time attorney general, loretta lynch. and since said the arizona tarmac meeting with bill clin clinton before the hillary
clinton interview was a game changer. in addition to other intelligence implied lynch would not let the investigation go too far and that's now public and the reliability is unclear. when fox news caught up with lynch on capitol hill she refused to answer questions about the comey investigations and rebuked lynch for her handling of the federal criminal probe and comey said he was told to call it a matter that concerned him and more firings may be justified. >> i think it will be a lengthy and careful report. it will be released soon and i think it will help us better fix any problems we have and reassure the concerns and if there's something that requires termination, we will do so.
>> reporter: the report is said to be more than 500 pages in length and also includes a classified section. what we anticipate is the report should be available online to the public some time today, sandra. >> sandra: thank you. >> bill: more coming up on the i.g. report. maria bartiromo is with me and later alan dershowitz is coming up. that's all moments away on "america's newsroom." >> it's going shed light on how the federal bureau of investigation mishandled the investigation with regard to hillary clinton. you're turning onto the street when you barely clip a passing car. minor accident-no big deal, right? wrong. your insurance company is gonna raise your rate after the other car got a scratch so small you coulda fixed it with a pen.
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scrutinizing some of the top doj and fbi officials linked to the hillary clinton e-mail probe. before it goes public the president will have a look at it at the white house. i want to bring in my colleague, maria bartiromo hosting "mornings with maria." this a tough duty. this is really challenging today talking about the i.g. report. what's your expectation? you've been in touch with chairman nunes and bob goodlatte and others. >> i think they're going to go through the exact channelling of the hillary clinton e-mail investigation and just looking at the things we already know they did in terms of handling the investigation are suspect. for example, loretta lynch the then attorney general meeting with bill clinton on the phoenix tarmac two days before hilary has to talk to the fbi in an interview. that's one thing. the next thing that is troubling is knowing that loretta lynch,
the then attorney general told her under lings, jim comey to call this publicly a matter not a criminal investigation. here we have efforts to basically play down what hillary clinton had done and create trauma around donald trump and russian collusion which never materialized. >> bill: chairman goodlatte was on with us yesterday and is knee-deep in this stuff and he said the american people will be astonished with the level of bias with the fbi. wow. if he's right on that this could be a damning report. >> it sure can and we know there was an incredible amount of bias just by the peter strzok text and he told his girlfriend we need an insurance policy and president obama needs to know all we're doing about this. certainly texts to his girlfriend that are alarming. was there a directive to play
down misdeeds hillary clinton and create a narrative around donald trump so he wouldn't get to the presidency. >> bill: devin nunes is saying there's intense pressure on the efforts of rod rosenstein and some threats of subpoenas. he was on with sean hannity. >> i'm fine. you can tack me -- attack me all you want i can take the heat. but when staff feels uncomfortable that's when you've gone too far. >> bill: doj said that's a mischaracterization there and he feels it's a threat that should not have been leveled. >> in fact, it's devin nunes who requested documents from the doj and fbi they're stone walling him and refusing to give up document. the idea of rosenstein saying
i'm going to subpoena you for your documents when in fact he is sitting on documents that were supposed to be given to devin nunes and the committee a year ago is rich. >> bill: noon eastern time we believe it goes public. we know you'll have reaction. >> people want accountability. >> bill: you look great. i love the shoes. we'll show them tomorrow. >> they're my golf shoes on. >> bill: very cute. >> thank you so much, bill. >> bill: sandra. >> sandra: bill, maria, looking good from there. stunning new video just released from the moments police responded to the massacre in las vegas. [rapid fire] >> sandra: more on what police officers first experienced when they arrived on the scene putting their lives on the line.
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expected to be a final report on the massacre, finally, about a month from now. where 58 are dead and hundreds more injured that night in las vegas. >> sandra: the pentagon expect to cancel major joint military drills between the u.s. and south korea after the historic summit between president trump and kim jong-un. the president calling the drills provocative and saying stopping them will also save a lot of money. greg palkot is in seoul. we understand they were talking again at the dmz. >> reporter: hello, yes. the decision by president trump still reverberated around here as well. military officials said they were meeting. the meeting had been planned the last month canceled by the north, reset for today. a sign of ties between the north and south.
the first time in 10 years military officials had met and yes, among the topics set to be touched on the suspension by president trump of u.s.-south kor korea exercises. the president and north korea also have called these exercises provocative but south korea and the u.s. military here always branded them as defensive and necessary for training. south korean president moon, who also met with secretary of state pompeo early on thursday tried to put the best spin on it and said it was a south korean decision too to halt the exercise. this as a way to build trust with the north but clearly, sandra, in the last couple days they've been blindsided by here. a lot of the meeting in fact with the secretary was reassuring to south koreans and japanese officials who were in seoul. >> sandra: and greg, we understand north korea is getting their first in depth view of the summit. what are they seeing?
>> reporter: it's fascinating 35 miles north of the dmz. the residents getting their first video view of the summit. a bit of a taped delay, but that's okay and maybe a new view of the united states president. it ran on the tv with the documentary of the summit and shows their north korean leader, kim jong-un at the middle of everything being treated as a rock star in the streets of singapore. probably more interesting, the new-found respect by the regime for the president. he was called the president of the united states or donald j. trump even at one point the supreme leader. also shows him in a serious and formal way but sandra, it took 22 minutes into the documentary to show north korean leader kim and president trump shaking hand. it's a start. >> sandra: greg palkot in seoul, south korea for us. thank you. >> bill: this could be a day of
reckoning for top former obama administration officials when the top watchdog releases its report today. >> all the things they said and lied about. it's right out there. these are public statements made. i think their credibility is shot and it's ashame -- a shame to see that in the fbi. >> bill: and there could be findings if james comey acted inappropriately and alan d dershowitz is live and shinnecock hills and what a beautiful day it is here. the red, white and blue flying high on in shinnecock on the east end.
>> what's going on here in the country and you notice the people that were loud a few weeks ago are quiet all of a sudden because i think they realize people are on to them and what's going on and what's happened has been disgusting. >> sandra: washington bracing for a potential bombshell as we await the release of the inspector general report on the hillary clinton e-mail investigation. the report could come down hard on former top officials like james comey, andrew mccabe and loretta lunch. president trump will be briefed on it before made public. the findings could have major implications for mueller investigation if the report backs up the decision to fire james comey. this as president trump's attorney, rudy giuliani doubled down for mueller to wrap it up. >> he's got 1.4 million documents, 32 witnesses, we've
raised no executive privilege on any of it unlike clinton or nixon. he has material from which to write a report except the report would say no evidence of collusion. >> sandra: jonathan swan and alan dershowitz harvard law professor emeritus and author of the book "the case against impeaching trump." this is the day so many are waiting for. what are your expectations? >> it's hard because nothing's leaked. we heard reports it will come down hard on james comey and he did not obey the lines of authority and that he violated internal procedure with the press conference he gave and the way he handled announcing to the public the hill clinton investigation and some of his --
hillary clinton investigation and his interactions with attorney general loretta lynch. if that bears out it becomes politically useful to he -- president and his team and why it's anticipated. one of the core argument the mueller team is looking into is obstruction as justice as rudy giuliani talks about it and at the center his decision to fire james comey. if james comey is put under a cloud and james comey's decisions officially reprimanded by the report gives the president an effective political push. >> sandra: it will be interesting to see how the president handles this and he's expect to have a look at this as well as congress before it's made public. >> i think you'll hear from him. i don't think he'll be shy. >> sandra: alan, i want to bring you in based on what we heard from jonathan swan here. if the report does in fact reveal, james comey acted
inappropriately and backs up the president's firing of him what implication does it have for the mueller probe? >> i think it would have substantial implications but i think mueller acknowledges at least one reason for firing comey was the way he handled his job during the run up to the election. rob rosenstein said the same thing but i think mueller will say he had other motives. it's very dangerous to put the president on trial for his motives. you should put everybody on trial for their actions. the president has authority under article two of the constitution to fire comey. comey acknowledged that. we know there was an early drafted report and the early draft was submitted to the attorney general and perhaps others. i hope that we get to see both versions of the report to see what was edited out and what
language was muted. we have reason to believe in the initial report the report insubordination was used in regard to comey. it will be interesting to see if that it's still in there and his lairs -- lawyers have looked at this and everybody has an opportunity to present their side and it will be interesting to see what changes were made in the report but i think it can have substantial implications for the mueller probe. >> sandra: do you expect, jonathan, specific recommendations from michael horowitz based on his findings of the report? >> i can't tell and neither can anybody from the reporting. it's a black box at the moment as to what specifically will be in there. what i have a clear sense is if his findings even flirt with the territory we're talking about, the white house will go all in, particularly the president and
rudy giuliani saying the institution was corrupted at the highest level and the corruption has continued and the investigation was founded on corrupt intent. that will be the political argument almost no matter what comes out from the report. >> sandra: that's what you heard from the president's lawyer rudy giuliani saying there's enough material, there's enough documents, 32 witnesses, get it over with. >> they'll use it as a means to put more pressure on bob mueller. look, rudy giuliani hasn't been shy. he tells you what he's doing. they're saying bob mueller and questioning his credibility and rudy giuliani is saying the american public is turning against the investigation and to some point he's right. certainly republican. their whole strategy is by the end of this process when bob mueller comes out with his report it becomes a red and
blui bluish -- blue issue. if that's the outcome it's terrific for the president. >> sandra: senator blumenthal said the president's cronies are readying their talking points based on the report. alan, we know james comey and loretta lynch and andrew mccabe. what do you expect to hear from them? >> i think we'll hear criticism on loretta lynch on the ground that even the perception of bias is not something the attorney general should have committed and the meeting with bill clinton on the tarmac was ill-advised. the fbi has a rule essentially saying fbi agent have a right to express in private and public
political opinions of ongoing elections. these were extreme opinions so i don't think we'll see much about that. look, i wonder whether we'll see anything about the close relationship between comey and mueller. we know these people were joined at the hip. if comey criticized i think the president will get ammunition for criticizing comey's protege and whether he should be the one to investigate comey. we may see more ammunition coming from that but one thing you can be sure is clear from what's already happened and this will be a partisan fight. blumenthal on one side and the president and his team on the other side. i think when it becomes a partisan fight the president wins because it seems more political than it does judicial. the other point i think that should be made is the i.g. is
enormously respected within the justice department and public and this to me proves we didn't need a special council. we could have had career people doing the investigation without spending $20 million and putting targets on the backs of specific individuals. i think in the end, the american public will say, why did we need special counsel. we have the i.g. and career wonderful people in the justice department and fbi. they can do the job. >> sandra: great to have you both on the program this morning. thank you. >> bill: two hours from that. in the meantime, it is finally here. the u.s. open kicking off today. round one is underway and this will be eventful, america. tiger woods tees off at 1:47 this afternoon. his first time at the u.s. open since 2015. hasn't won a major in 10 years and he's in the hunt. phil mickelson six-time
runner-up still in search the title. i'll talk to mike davis and we'll have the u.s. open on the fox news channel and on fox. that begins today and runs through sunday. it's 65 hours of programming and you can stream it live for free at fox sports 1. sandy, see that shot? that's from the blimp. i want america to understand, we've had a really long winter in the northeast and this day is the best day we've had in 2018. what great timing it is. >> sandra: bill, when you were on your way out there yesterday, you said, sandra, once you see it let me know your jealousy level and i'll give it to you now, it's a 10. it's 10 with an exclamation mark. >> bill: already, huh?
charlie hoffman has the early lead. he's only played four holes. this tournament has great history and the club has great history. >> sandra: i think there was a plane landing near the course. gorgeous. we look forward to more from there, bill hem perp -- hemmer. will republicans gain or lose seats near the house. president trump is weighing in on that. >> we have a long road to go. we are working towards november. there's not a doubt in my mind that we'll have not an uphill battle but battle against the liberals and the democrats. we need to unify together and move forward.
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>> sandra: it's been exactly one year since the gunman opened fire at the gop lawmakers softball practice and injured steve scalise. we will start at second base alongside his teammates. a special moment for those impacted by the shooting. congressman rodney davis was one of them and at the practice and plays catcher. we'll talk to him coming up in our 11:00 a.m. hour. >> now, history is against me because for whatever reason you win the election and then you lose lots of seats. i think we're going to do very well. i really do. i think the economy's doing so well, we're doing so well as a nation, i think we'll surprise people. >> bill: that on board air force one. bret baier and when it comes to republicans holding on to congress in november, president trump said he's not worried. on twitter he writes the
republican party is showing big numbers and people are seeing what's being done and result speaking loudly. and our fox news politics editor, chris stirewalt. you can see the strategy, increase the economy. >> first, i want to thank you for doing this hardship duty under those difficult circumstances, brother. you're bearing up for the rest of us. [laughter] what's he supposed to say. that's why we don't listen to partisans that much because he can't just say something. he can't say republicans, it's going to be a tough year, please come out and fight hard to keep the ones we can, sincerely the president. not only would no president say that because it's not what politicians do, but moreover this is donald trump he sells it and what he's doing to keep his
base optimistic, positive and feeling like they can get the job done this fall. >> bill: so here's what i'm doing, chris, i'm trying to find democrats with silver lining. i'm trying to find from republicans the same thing. what republicans will say is the california turnout was great and same for ohio and congressional ballots favor us by nine or 10 points. there's a best of optimism could be claimed if that's how you're thinking. >> the magic number is 23. republicans are poised. they'll give back some real estate in the senate and pick up some real estate in the senate. we can't say today which seat is which one but the senate looks like an okay situation for republicans at least. the house, you're going to lose some seats. will they lose 23 or not? will they lose more than 23 or not? can democrats retake the majority? that's the magic number and if the election were held today the republicans would be in a tough
spot but right now they're between the 40 yard lines. >> bill: clark tucker say democrat from arkansas and -- is a democrat from arkansas and represents little rock and put out a spot saying i'm not going to vote for nancy pelosi. now, is that starting to gain traction among democrats or is he the exception? >> no, i think especially in districts like that in appalachia we claim that too and cross the midwest it's good for democrats to be able to say i'm not voting for her and this is where pelosi's situation is precarious. she said she'll stay with the democrats and return as speaker and i'm sure she'd like to lead her people back to the promised land but right now there's too much advantage for too many democrats and two many districts liberal and conservative, i should point out, to use her as a foil to say i'm not that kind
of democrat and over time that will add up to big trouble for the former speaker. >> bill: i think we can talk about this a hundred more times in the next month. >> i think you're right. >> bill: thank you, buddy. come on out. we have room for you. >> get baier out on the links, okay. >> bill: i will do that. i'll send you the picture. thanks, chris. >> sandra: i don't know if i'm ever seen hemmer smile that much. looking good out there, hemmer. next up, an update on an extremely story we brought you yesterday. the wily raccoon. it climbed 25 flights up a skyscraper and captivated the internet. how that raccoon is now doing today. yogi is a bear. when it comes to hibernating, nobody does it better. he also loves swiping picnic baskets. hee, hee, hee yoooogiiiiiii!!
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>> bill: round one is underway. an update on a story we brought you yesterday. the raccoon that brought downtown st. paul to a stand still is safe and sound. crews cran -- captured it and released her back into the wild. i love st. paul, by the way, i love that town but there were a lot of folks with time on their hands. >> sandra: did you see that raccoon run. i have to move on. 2018 world cup kicking off today in moscow. the monthlong competition is expect to bring more than a million people to russia and
attract 3 billion people worldwide. what should we be looking out for at this world cup? >> reporter: sandra, it's going to be an exciting world cup. we're outside santa monica, one of many bars in the west opening early for the opening game. russia against saudi arabia. some of the greatest sports stars in the world ever competing will now go with portugal. incredible player, messi of argentina and then have you neymar, extraordinary player and in englishman, harry cain of england is one to watch for as well. as for who's going to win, hard to look past the big four, brazil, germany, france and spain. my heart says it will come down to brazil and germany.
i would love brazil to win it but they tend to diminish a little the further they get from south america. i'm going to say in russia the efficiency of the german team will ultimately win all but it sets up for 2026. the world cup is coming to the united states with canada and mexico. 17 cities across the country hosting the games or hoping to. 10 will eventually be chosen. it will be awesome. >> sandra: on fox sports. bill. >> bill: germany, brazil. awaiting what might be a bombshell report. what happened inside the department of justice. come on back.
>> sandra: we are waiting the release of the inspector general's report on the fbi's handling of the clinton e-mail investigation which could have major implications on former top justice department officials. welcome to a brand new hour of "america's newsroom." i'm sandra smith. there's bill hemmer to rub it all in. good morning, bill. >> bill: how are you, sandra. good morning. i'm bill hemmer live on the east end of long island 100 miles out from new york city. we have a couple great days headed for you with the u.s. open and usga here live. james comey, loretta lynch, andrew mccabe could be under greater scrutiny.
what is in the report that's about to go public? we're about to find out. >> today, the block bluster watchdog report on the clinton e-mail probe to be released. >> 18 months we've been waiting. >> i think it will put the misses pieces in this giant puzzle together. >> keep in mind, this report is going to focus on the clinton e-mail scandal. >> this impending report should shed a critical light. >> we're looking for unlawful activity and serious errors in judgment. >> in the crosshairs, andrew mccabe and loretta lynch and peter strzok and james comey. >> they abused their power. >> what role did mccabe play? did he make decisions for political reasons? fox news is told president trump will be briefed on that report in the morning. >> it will be the first step for america and the department of justice and fbi to begin the
healing process. >> sandra: so let's get to it with our a-team here on america's newsroom, jessica tarlov and author of the book of america in the age of trump, judge andrew napolitano and charlie hurt editor for the washington times and melissa francis of the fox business network is out on long island with bill with the luckiest assignments today. >> how come we didn't get that gig? >> sandra: hey, judge, you are en our brand new home in new york city. no complaints from you. >> i'm grateful to be here with my two friends and colleagues. >> sandra: and great to have you back. all right, we're awaiting this long-awaited report. the president has been anticipating this report. he's going get a first look at it, we're told, before it's made public. can you sort of set this up for us what you're expecting to see
today. >> so the i.g. is the intern it will affairs department of the justice department and acts independently and has his own fbi agent who work for him and his job is to examine the behavior to see if it conformed to federal law and doj internal regulations and to fbi internal regulations. this particular inspector general and every department of the government has one, with us appointed by president george w. bush, confirmed by the senate, reconfirmed by president barack obama and confirmed by the senate. we have an inspector general with a reputation for being non political and nonpartisan he's
investigati investigating if decisions were made for law enforcement decisions and if they were made erroneously by citing the wrong law or standard and who made the decisions and why and were internal regulations violated. he can't indict. he can't charge. he can recommend inindictments and charges. now, all of that will be in 500 pages our colleagues will read as quickly as they can and get the bullet points to the rest of us. >> sandra: that's what we know. there's a lot we don't know and who will get caught up in the crosshairs of course james comey and loretta lynch and andrew member cake. -- mccabe. you're expectations? >> there's stuff we don't know at the moment and doj and fbi
officials i think have done a spr pretty sneaky job of the harsher details and i think they did that purposely because they wanted to blunt some of the worse things that will be leveled against them. it will be a very interesting report and i think it's an important thing and will put a fine point on all of the questions that have already been raised over the past year and a half. and i think it's going to be -- i hope it leads to some answers but also you can't have things like this going on where people don't pay a price for it. and we don't know if he'll recommend any sort of charges or anything like that but i think there clearly needs to be some reforms. >> sandra: i think how we're all highly anticipated this but the american people are as well. they want to know, is there, was there, bias at the highest levels of the fbi.
>> and both sides have a case to be saying that. there's conservatives who have a problem with what jim comey did and democrats who have a problem and how they handled hillary clinton and donald trump. and i'm not a lawyer or legal scholar, but from a political perspective is that whatever michael horowitz puts out should strike at the partisan talking points on both sides and as judge napolitano pointed out this is someone confirmed by both sides of the aisle and presidents. maybe, just maybe, we can have a moment of commonality and unity to respect this report and respect his independence and view on this. i'm sure that won't happen generally and i don't know what the president has brewing or what kind of tweets will be coming down the hatch later this afternoon but it should because of how independent and well respected that should do something to alleviate the
partisan fighting saying my side didn't do anything wrong, it was all your side. >> sandra: bill, back out to you on long island. it's possible as jonathan swan from axios suggested if the president has a look at this before it's made public before we can see him comment or tweet on it. we don't know. we don't know a lot. >> do you think the president's going sit on this? [laughter] >> bill: i think for certain he'll have a comment before the release goes public. we'll find out about that. curious to listen to the conversation as to whether or not we're going to find ourselves questioning the intent of those high-ranking officials, the fbi because what chairman goodlatte will tell you is you'll find the bias in the organization. he said it will be there. democrats are already arguing this is well over blown. >> we'll have to see for ourselves. i hope it's not a let down. we always want to see these documents for ourselves and see not the interpretation of what somebody said and what they actually said and what the
findings actually were. i have found traditionally, i.g. reports don't disappoint. they do drill down to the details of what happened. i think it's interesting -- it could be a tough day for james comey. i don't know if he has any friends left or even if his dog likes him. at this point it feels like he's on the outs with everybody and have you andrew mccabe mad as a hornet suing the fbi and upset about his own firing. this could be something. >> bill: one thing i'm curious about the judge can answer in a moment, is there something in here that was illegal? i'm waiting to find that out. >> absolutely. is there going to be a recommendation. >> bill: judge, what is your sense? do you think that's what we're going get if someone broke the law? >> i wish i knew. the same inspector general said
he found criminal behavior on part of andrew mccabe and i'm choose mig words carefully, there's evidence he lied under oath and jeff sessions turned it over to the attorney and she's looking to seek an indictment. i don't expect to see allegation of criminal behavior on behalf of jim comey and his people but expect to see serious criticism of their judgment and professional behavior starting with loretta lynch going down to sally yates who had the job rob rosenstein has now and jim comey. >> one point about jim comey and we don't know what's going to be there but there are keepings he has to be concerned about. one is releasing of the documents to the professor that
at some point, at some level were classified. that could be a problem. we don't know. the second thing is of course the trap we all talk about with donald trump and sitting down and talking to anybody, you know, in the course of this if jim comey has said anything or done anything to mislead intentionally or not, investigators working for horowitz, there's that potential -- >> that's a federal crime. absolutely. >> sandra: senator blumenthal, a democrat, is saying president trump and the republicans are readying their talking points ready to spin them into a false narrative says blumenthal. what do you expect to see in the minutes and hours that follow the release of this report? >> well, a lot of devin nunes basically. maybe every cable news channel. you do expect that and you could
hear from the president himself earlier with the tweet saying witch hunt continues or however he might phrase it today. i do expect that but like i said, when i led, i do think there'll be people using the language out of the i.g. report. it's good when there's something substantive everyone can pick up and read and pull quotes from instead of an interpretation. i'm not saying it will sway devin nunes but people who like to go on tv and rile everybody up. >> sandra: the last word to you, judge. >> jessica's right, this may not solve the problem but pour salt in the wound or tell us of more problems we didn't know exist and why did jim comey reannounce the re-opening of the investigation and not announce
donald trump's team was in the investigated at the same time. >> sandra: we'll leave it there. thank you very much. we'll see more of you in a bit. president trump discussing his summit with kim jong-un with bret baier on special report. >> we've done something historical in one way but to me a success is when it gets done. >> sandra: we will talk to bret later in "america's newsroom" about his one-on-one with the commander-in-chief. plus, we go back to beautiful shinnecock hill home of the u.s. open as fox gets ready to bring you all the action and a little more bill hemmer.
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>> bill: u.s. open round one is underway and tiger woods teeing off in two hours from now and we're covering all of this. i'm honored to have with me, mike davis, ceo of the u.s. golf association, the usga and you can download the app now and watch the players on the course as we speak. how you doing, mike? thanks for stopping by. what i'd like to do, impress
upon our viewers the historic nature of this club and the tournament coming back here yet again. >> so shinnecook hills is not one of the world's greatest golf courses but the usga wouldn't even exist were it not for shinnecock hills golf club. it was one of the five golf courses and we held the second u.s. open in 1896. it's the only club or golf course in the united states that has hosted the u.s. open in three different centuries. >> bill: it's a remarkable place. it changed my life when i first played here. i hope that the golfers feel that and hope the viewers get a sense of that. is that your expectation? >> certainly the golfers, bill. the one thing coming into the championship you can across the board you could sense the respect they had for the
facility and what shinnecook hills has meant to the game of golf and how it helped form the game of golf. >> bill: tiger woods is at 1:47 and has a great threesome. what do you think when you view the field? i think it's another golden era of american golf. with these players and this course. >> there's no doubt. i'm not sure golf has been in a better place than it is right now. the game -- listen, there's a heritage, there's a history to golfers, high integrity and you look at these athletes now and they're not only our athletes but great people. >> bill: yes, they are. you see them with their coaches out here and their trainers. it's something to take in. you have something to your left here i want to share with our sure -- viewers at home.
this is what it's all about, mike. >> no doubt. it's been around since 1895. everybody that wins gets to have this for a year. they also get a usj named after jack nicklaus a solid gold medal and ben jones and arnold palmer and the modern ones, rory mcilroy and tiger woods and jordan speith, but you'll go in the history books. one thing that's so unique about a major and u.s. open is we talk about it decade later, centuries later. >> bill: no question. it's in books. >> exactly. we still talk about the 1913 u.s. open. >> bill: so in modern day, you have this in 2004 and the debate and argument on how the course played and was it fair and that
stuff for us 14 years ago but now you have a beautiful day and you had rain yesterday and fog rolling over the course last night. all that's blown out. it was dusty tuesday and got blown out. what's your expectation in how it plays when you consider you're at a point in long island, you're 100 miles east of manhattan. you're essentially 100 miles out in the atlantic ocean. you never know what the weather's going to do out here, and if the wind starts kicking the challenge is even greater. >> you're exactly right because wind is a big factor. you know, when it's windy -- i don't care how good a golfer you are, it affects you. you have to control the trajectory and spin. it sits on sandy soil. it dries out quickly. that's the other element, when a ball lands, these players have to think about where's it going to bounce and roll to. you couple that with great architecture and this is a
spectacular test of golf. >> bill: as the great you stopped by. thank you. we're going to be here for a while. i hope you don't get sick of us. >> never. you do a great job and we love having you hear. >> bill: on fox we'll have about 60 hours of coverage already underway, in fact. to our viewers you can check it out and on fox sports 1. you're in a good place and i hope as a fan of the sport that people get to see how great this place is. >> they will. we'll have a great championship and great winner. >> bill: welcome back to shinnecock. back to new york now. >> sandra: good stuff, bill. bret baier breaking news in his interview with president trump as the president further clarified the status of the thousands of american troops stationed in south korea. the president also talking about kim jong-un human rights record
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director, james comey deviated from procedures in the handling of the e-mail investigation into hillary clinton. the inspector general report said comey damaged the reputation of the fbi as fair administrators of justice. judge, you ran through the report. you're thoughts as we're awaiting the official release of the i.g. report. >> i have seen, what the rest of us have which is excerpts of the report and if these are accurate, they basically take jim comey to task for violating internal doj regulations, department of justice, regulations, not for political bias and not for criminal activity. again, this is one paragraph from 500 pages. what this refers to is how did he violate doj policy by
standing in front of a microphone and camera on june on july 5,2016 and announcing mrs. clinton would not be prosecute and setting forth the favor of prosecution. that's not the duty of the fbi. the duty of the fbi is to gather evidence and pass it on to the doj and the doj makes that decision. he prevented his bosses from making this decision. he made the decision himself and did what the fbi never does, which is state all the evidence contrary to reasoning. we're not going to indict her but here's what she did wrong. >> sandra: we're going bret baier fresh off his interview with the president the anchor of "special report." thank you for being here. i want to first ask you about the report. it is just out and revealed -- and this is bloomberg reporting james comey broke from fbi
procedures in the clinton e-mail investigation and this is what we expect to see in the i.g. report that's supposed to be out any minute or hour. >> catherine herridge has a piece of that as well, as well as the concerns on how this all came out step by step and what the fbi's role was. as we get the details of this long report in the next couple of hours, will be, as the judge said, adjusting what it means and whether there were illegalities and whether there's a recommendation to go forward. you'll see the i.g. on capitol hill answering questions. tonight on "special report" we'll have chairman goodlatte and dowdy on to digest the details. >> sandra: how do you explain and again we're digging through the report and in it it says while we didn't find the decision the result of political
bias on comey's part we nevertheless departed that from departing from fbi norms it impacted the reputation of the fbi and the administrators of justice. that's what the inspector general in the conclusion. that's the big question. why the american people where so highly anticipating the report to find out if it is true that bias exists at such high levels of the fbi or at least did. >> that's the biggest question. and comey's role is obviously going to be center to a lot of this and he was playing the role of prosecutor by determining what should and should not go forward. i pressed him about some of that in the interview in which he was here in studio about his book and he kind of dismissed the
fact that the i.g., though he talked to him, didn't think there was going to be anything or much to it. that said, we could see a lot of substance here in the next few minutes. >> sandra: i want to bring in bill hemmer out on long island following the u.s. open but wants to get in on the conversation. >> bill: you mention the interview with james comey and the conversation with the president out of singapore, with regard to north korea, what was your sense out of singapore and on the plane? when you look at mike pompeo in seoul, south korea yesterday and beijing, china today, they had a plan where they would enact out of singapore. what is their expectation for days or weeks to figure out whether or not the plan they had on paper can be carried out? >> bill, i think there's a little clean-up as far as the messaging after the original meeting. the fact the president said the
north korean threat is over in a tweet needed to be cleaned up by secretary of state pompeo. obviously, the north koreans haven't given up anything as far as tangible weapons or actual material. they have pledged to do that and to start this process that maybe several meetings down the road. i think that's one of the things they're calibrating now. the meeting with the president, he's believes he's committed to this process. >> bill: what was your sense on what the relationship is all about now? where do you think it is? an open channel of communication? is this two men meeting for the first time and giving more than a handshake when they depart? >> the president told me they've been meeting three to four months. people inside the administration and north koreans to set up this
one summit. he suggested his time with kim, they connected. he -- it was interesting the exchange on human rights and appreciating his strength and i pressed him on that issue about kim's past. >> bill: my sense is the president sees a lot of this stuff as messy and none of this is going to be easy or clean, but if you want to get to the end point you'll have to work around the history together. that was the sense i got from his answers with you in that interview. is that a fair -- >> no, i agree. and he believes, listen, it's the start of a process. it may take some time and also says it's possible it may not work out. and if it doesn't, they'll go back and pull everything off the table that was offered and go back to status quo and a different pressure situation than they had before. >> bill: and you also asked
about vladamir putin aboard air force one as well and there's rumblings there could be a summit with the russians. do you have more intel on that whether the putin/trump issue is about to happen? >> i think it will, bill. i'mi i'm being told there's been talks and telephone conversation. when and what sets that up and what are the stipulations and expectations for that summit or meeting we'll see. it seems that this personal diplomacy is thing president trump really enjoys. >> bill: one last thing on the north korea matter because you have been looking for this interview for some time and you got it. what was your sense of how he was or how did you feel the wind was at his back, literally, out of singapore? >> here she -- he is walking down the stairs of air force one he said if you get to air force
one we'll make something happen. we took them up on that opportunity and he did have the wind at his back. he felt like the summit went very well in his mind. it was an accomplishment on the world stage. there's questions about the substance and verification and what happens going forward but there was a confidence and he exudes that when he talks about things. sometimes the follow-up questions lead to other questions but it's an honor to finally sit down with him. >> bill: great stuff and great to see you again. hope to see you before the weekend. sandra's got more for you now. >> sandra: i wanted to ask you about the moment where you asked the president following this summit where he thinks things stand for the midterm election. we'll watch this together. >> do you think north korea has change the dynamic in the
midterm elections and today where do you think the midterm elections, in your head, are? >> bret, i saw on your show and 110 days ago we were down 16 points and reuters was up and i think it's a whole different ball game. i think the economy is good and the tax cuts are greater even more than i thought they'd be, the regulation cuts have been great. i've done more in 500 days than any president has ever done in their first 500 days. history is against me because history, for whenever reason, you win the election and then lose lots of seats. i think we're going to do very well. i really do. i think the economy's doing so well, we're doing so well as a nation. i think we'll surprise people. >> sandra: sounds like the economy is still the message heading into the midterms. >> yeah, i think that will be and they're going to hammer that
home and where the economy sits and how people feel about where they are in their own personal financial situation is going to affect the midterms obviously. there is a growing confidence about where he think the republican party can be. i don't know if it's completely shared on capitol hill. there's still scared republican lawmakers on how to campaign and where to be. if you look at the polls on the north korean situation, 51% think he handled it the right way. we'll see how this plays out. >> sandra: you certainly have been listening and you get a great sense of optimism from the president and where he is and certainly it's not foreign to all of us to see the president pat himself on his back and bring strong acknowledgement to what he's done in the presidency. sitting there you get the sense things are moving forward for
him and he's happy with where things are. >> i think so. you get the sense inside the administration there's this growing confidence that things are starting to click a little bit more. they have a lot of question marks ahead. there are some pitfalls as far as spending bills and immigration and fiscal cliffs yet to come before the midterms that could be big stumbling blocks but right now he looks like he's optimistic. >> sandra: great stuff. bret baier, thank you so much. a big interview and great stuff. thank you for that. bill, back out to you on the south fork of long island. >> bill: sandra, you come join us. we just need a forth and we're all good -- fourth and we're all good. >> sandra: i have a show to hoe on this fancy said. what's the breeze out there? >> bill: good question. a little breezy this morning. i think it's having an effect
already, 10 to 15 miles an hour. what they're saying for this afternoon though is 30 miles an hour. if that happens, you'll see these scores well into the black and not the red. if it happens. we'll watch it but we're hearing rory, jordan speith and phil mik -- michelson are about to come buy and phil's plus 4 and jordan speith is plus 6. i mean, these are the best golfers in the world. >> sandra: i'm cheering on. >> bill: i'll give you a heads up when they come by. more on what we're learning from the inspector general's report. plus, republicans becoming the party of trump as former president barack obama faces growing called from democrats to get back into the spotlight.
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>> sandra: as we approach the midterms president trump crossing at your own risk this became clear and back to jessica tarlov and charlie hurt and judge andrew napolitano and melissa francis with bill. first, on the politics of the situation. we learned a lot from the primaries this week. >> we did. you have seen a mass proliferation of articles across all media outlets saying you have to stick with trump if you're a gop candidate. mark sanford lost his primary and when asked what happened he said you have to stick with
trump. even the slightest opposition even if you end up voting with him but said, the access hollywood tape is a problem. difficult for those who have spoken out against him. >> sandra: has the president solidified his grip on the republican party? >> without a doubt and a big reason is the economy. it's the most important rule of politics, if the economy is going well, incumbents do well. if it's going badly, they do poorly. but absolutely, those primaries showed trump has solidified his grip on the party. i also think another lesson that is important for democrats to learn is running a campaign while just bashing trump while is great in the primary and makes people feel good is not a winning -- it's not going to win
close elections in swing districts. >> and it's been born out by election results favoring democrats and they've been all politics as local focus. when you speak about the president and what policies you may disagree with but some are saying there are things we do agree with certainly in the rust belt talking about being tougher on trade. maybe the tariffs aren't the end of the world but x, y and z still problematic about the president's agenda. i know the president doesn't only think he's the most success. president and history will tell another tale but democrats need to focus on the local push. >> sandra: a lot can change between now and then include today's i.g. report. >> the lesson about sticking with trump is for republicans in republican primary. if you think sticking with trump
will help you ask rick moore what works in the general. obviously, these are people that lost not withstanding the president's over the top support for them. i was surprised -- i know mark sanford very well, i was surprised at what he said to martha last night. one tweet at 4:00 in the afternoon after two-thirds of the electorate voted sunk him. >> sandra: it pushed his opponent over the edge. >> it's not pennsylvania or michigan or the rust belt. >> i a hard time believing that one single tweet had that much -- his opponent did everything she could to paint him -- >> sandra: we spoke to katie arrington and it it definitely
had an impact but was part of what led her to victory. >> mark sanford has great recognition in south carolina as well. back with melissa. five hours can be a long time in this administration. i don't know what happens in five days. i certainly don't know what happens in five months. right now you have a message set up for the summer months as we move later into june. >> i think that idea of betting against trump is a mistake. even if you listen to bret baier's interview when he said he talked about north korea and china doesn't want nukes on his door step. he pivot to the tariffs on china and for the first time we have a president where everything is connected and linked and negotiating about one thing and the other. i think that yields results. that's where the why'd ---ed a ya -- idea is if you go against them it could bite you. >> bill: it's the economy, it's the jobs numbers and stability on north korea, not resolved but
stability with pyongyang. >> we're making progress. >> bill: what do you think of the view? >> it's gorgeous. we just heard a huge cheer and we both looked at what we're missing. it's george -- gorgeous and we're itching to get out there. >> bill: we can talk about midterms or we can talk about the u.s. open. >> and the gorgeous weather. beautiful. >> sandra: keep rubbing it in over here. >> it's horrible. we're having an awful time and this is a terrible assignment, sandra. >> sandra: it is indeed beautiful out there. we'll have more from you coming up and our 24/7 crew will join us next.
big story in the world of sports. >> two pages in today's "new york post." i said the day when the supreme court passes this will change how we cover post and we find out odds on who will win the u.s. cup and will there be a hole in one. betting begin and governor phil murphy placed the first bet and bet on the new jersey devils to win the stanley cup and germany to win the world cup. and the at 11:00 they'll start gambling at the borgata. they're going to expand. >> this is going to make a lot of money for new jersey. the state is taxing in-person bets 8.5% and online 13%. some people are estimating new jersey will make $13 million off of it this year.
i think that's low considering the american low gambling association said people bet illegally $150 billion a year. that seems high to me. >> right now as soon as you can bet online i think the number's going skyrocket. >> new jersey had more than $24 million online betting without sports. >> sandra: the first royal engagement, meghan markle with the queen. >> a solo trip. just the two of them. this is happening much sooner for meghan markle than for kate middleton. what do you think they're going to talk about? she's a hollywood actress. i don't think she has something in common with the queen. >> of course she has something in common, these royalty from hollywood.
>> sandra: everyone wants to know what will she wear. >> what are the odds on the color. >> sandra: our 24/7 crew, thank you. bill. >> bill: nicely done. the queen's wave. there we go. breaking news with this as well, the new york attorney general suing the trump foundation just crossing on the associated press. we'll get details for you coming up. when we come back here live from the u.s. open. 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.
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>> breaking news coming in this hour. we're hearing the new york attorney general, barbara underwood, is suing the trump foundation and its directors. the story is developing at this moment. the -- basically they're looking at extensive and persistent of state and federal law. they're looking for restitution of $2.8 million in penalties. it's 11:00 a.m. on the east coast. fox news head quarters in new york city. we're waiting the justice department's i.g. report on the hillary clinton e-mail investigation. already some details appear to be trickling out. welcome to that new hour of america's newsroom. i'm sandra smith. there's bill in lovely long
island. >> bill: good morning, sandra. a lot of news to get to. we'll touch on that here in just a moment. shinnecock hills, steep storied history in golf that goes back 100 years. now you have the greatest golfers in the world that have assembled here on the hills. we just saw phil mickelson behind us, jordan spieth. in three hours, we'll see tiger woods. the greatest in golf, what i have dubbed america's greatest go golden generation of golf. you'll love what fox has you today and the next four days. hope you enjoy that. we're so happy to be here. so now, to the highly anticipated report from the department of justice. the internal watch dog report word already that this finds james comey broke from fbi procedures.
earlier on "america's newsroom," we spoke with alan dershowitz about what we could learn today. >> what i'm concerned about is this: we know there was an early draft of the report and we know the early draft was submitted to the attorney general and perhaps others. i hope that we get to see both versions of the report to see what was edited out and whether the language was muted. >> kevin corke is at the white house. we begin first with chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge in washington. >> good morning, sandra. the inspector general's report put james comey leadership style under the microscope. he publicly discussed the clinton e-mail investigation and recommended against criminal charges. a responsibility that fell to loretta lynch. we're working to confirm
independently if a bloomberg report that the i.g. found that comey went beyond his authorities, damaging the fbi's reputation and said comey's decisions were not driven by political bias. comey testified that lynches arizona tarmac meeting with bill clinton was a game-changer in addition to other intelligence that implied lynch would not let the e-mail investigation go too far. lynch refused to answer questions about the e-mail investigation. lynch was rebuked for her handling of the federal probe. the attorney general said based on the findings, more firings may be justified. >> i think it will be a lengthy report and a careful report. it will be released soon. i think it will help us better fix any problems that we have and re-assure the american people that some of the concerns
that have been raised are not true. if anyone else shows up in this report to have done something that requires termination, we will do so. >> the report began in january 2017 and based on the reporting, it's more than 500 pages in length and we expect it available to the public sometime later today, sandra. >> you've obtained a memo. what did we learn there? >> it was prepared by senator goodlatte and chairman gowdy where michael horowitz will defend the findings. fox news obtained this may 2016 fbi e-mail cited in the congressional memo. peter strzok in the e-mail tolls senior fbi executives that it goes to far to say hostile actors gained access to hillary clinton's private e-mail account. he continues, it's more accurate to say that we know foreign
actors obtained access to some of her e-mails including at least one secret, so that's a high level of classification via compromises of the private e-mail accounts of some of her staffers. that's important to note for some context. so when comey made his public statement in july of 2016, he said it was perhaps likely that the e-mails were compromised but no direct evidence had been found. that's why this e-mail we have today appears so significant, sandra. >> thanks, catherine. >> you're welcome. >> washington embracing for this report. before it goes public, the president gets a chance to review it. kevin corke is at the white house with more information. good morning. >> good morning, bill. white house officials say they haven't hammered down this hour the exact timing that the president will receive his briefing on the i.g. report. given the intense interests in its findings, it's a certainty that he will receive a full accounting ahead of its release. early this afternoon, we
received that word from senior white house officials this morning. that investigation which began nearly 18 months ago as catherine pointed out hopes to examine the allegations of misconduct by the fbi and the doj over the clinton e-mail case and in particular, they'll be trying to put the microscope on james comey's leadership, figuring out whether or not comey outkicked his coverage, if you will, when he publicly discussed that e-mail investigation during the 2016 campaign. remember, he recommended against criminal charges in his statement, which frankly is a judgment that should have been made by loretta lynch. there's reports confirmed and unconfirmed that the conclusions offer a damning assessment of the roles played by the former director and the former a.g. in the clinton case. as we continued to uncover and unpack that which we learn here at the white house, i'll pass them along. i do want to tell you this, given the enormity of black car
traffic that i've been noticing between the eob and the west wing, it's a good bet that the briefing may be taking place at any moment now. again, that's based on enormous traffic that i'm noticing here. if we get word of that, i'll pass it along. back to you. >> bill: thank you, kevin corke from the north lawn there. we'll be back in a moment. thanks. sandra? >> sandra: for more on this, jay san chaffetz, fox news contributor. we'll listen in the there's any briefing from the white house as kevin indicated that that could happen at any moment. based on what you're learning at this moment, your thoughts. >> this is an explosive report. remember what catherine herridge just told us. the fbi knew that foreign actors penetrated and got classified information off of these private servers. remember the whole timing. initial drafts from james comey done well before this exonerati
exoneration. during their initial draft, what did they say? it was gross negligence. then somebody came in and edited that and softened it up. now we have texts from the people, the prosecutors, the investigators themselves saying there was a penetration and there was access to classified information off of these servers. the whole investigation started because the inspector general for the intelligence community said there was classified information in a nonclassified setting. if director comb my went before congress and went before the american people and said, well, we don't know for sure that they got classified information, here we have the internal documents that said yes, they did know that. >> sandra: so what kind of accountability would you expect from horowitz? >> horowitz is not going to. an inspector general would never challenge prosecutorial decisions. why did that the not prosecute? but they will show us the entire
pathway leading up there. i think james comey's legal problems continue to grow. it undercuts his credibility. when you get into a second investigation, not the report today, but a second investigation being done by the inspector general right now, when comey takes classified information from the notes he had meeting with president trump and gives them to somebody that doesn't have a proper security clearance, he did exactly what hillary clinton did. you can't do that in this country. >> sandra: it's going to be amazing to see the fallout and what happens the short time after this report is made public. we spoke to alan dershowitz. he said how this is setting up a partisan fight. watch this. >> i wonder whether we will see anything about the close relationship between comey and mueller. we know they were joined at the hip. if comey is criticized, i think the president will get some ammunition for criticizing comey's protege.
this will be a partisan fight. i think when it becomes a partisan fight, the president wins. >> sandra: the white house was asked for a response for the latest bloomberg report saying comey deviated from fbi and justice department procedures in handling the hillary clinton probe and the white house has responded through hogan gidley saying the president is for transparency and wants the american people to see as much as they can as long as it protects national security interests involved. >> the president should be briefed not by his attorney general, but he should be briefed by michael horowitz. if you want to go to the source, have the independence -- >> sandra: you think that is what is happen something. >> the news report is that the deputy assistant attorney general rod rosenstein. if it's anybody short as michael horowitz -- >> sandra: so congress will get a look at it. >> hearings in the senate in
monday and hearings in the house tuesday followed by a classified briefing. this report was done, people who actually were friendly and helpful to the investigation, they get a chance to look at their little section. but they don't send this out and say hey, edit this back for us. the inspector general doesn't work for the attorney general. that's the beauty of this. the attorney generals don't get to do that. so you're going to see the report here in a few hours. it will be in the public. it will be i think very devastating to the senior echelon of the fbi. >> sandra: jason, thanks for being us. thank you. bill? >> bill: another breaking story right now, sandra. president trump's decision to end the joint military drills with south korea met with criticism at home but might be getting a different reaction in asia. we saw mike pompeo in beijing, china. meeting with the chinese
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alert. there's reaction from the president on the lawsuit that broke from the attorney general in new york state. barbara underwood is her name. she's suing the president and his children. she will also be suing the trump foundation. the lawsuit alleges that the charity engaged in illegal conduct. the president reacting to that. here's the tweet. the sleazy new york democrats and now they're disgraced and run out of town a.g., eric snyderman, is doing everything they can to sue me. i won't settle this case. he says it continues, schneiderman that ran the clinton campaign in new york never had the guts to bring this case that lingered in her office for two years. now he resigned. the office in disgrace. that's the reaction from the west wing. stories developing. more updates when we get them as
we look at that lawsuit. breaking now in new york state. >> i think having a strong presence in south korea on the korean peninsula is not only important for our situation that we faced with north korea but a strong commitment to our allies, our mutual defense allies of south korea and japan. china wants to see us leave. so it's not in the best interest long-term for the united states to evacuate. >> sandra: that was corey gardner on our military presence in south korea. some lawmakers expressed concern about president trump's decision to suspend joint military exercises. the president says u.s. troops will stay in the region for now. let's bring in john barrasso. thanks for being here. >> thank you.
>> sandra: how do you feel now in the hours and the days following the summit as far as our actions? >> i visited with the president from air force one as did other senators. this was a very historic and important summit. my hats off to the president. i congratulate him to his bold leadership. with regard to what is pushing the pause button, let me assure people that he can push the button and they can be on. we do the exercises twice a year. we've done them once already. just so people know, the seventh fleet is still there. the cruise missiles are still there. the submarines are still there. the military is ready at a moment's notice. >> sandra: and the president told bret baier last night in a sit-down interview on air force one saying i only will consider this a success if it gets done. talking about denuclearization. senator, what is your
expectations for a time frame for the time line of this? >> i agree with the president. what we have is real. the question is it durable. will we get something enforceable and verifiable. that's what we need to do to eliminate all the nuclear weapons from north korea. i think the timeline is still unset. with any potential risk to the country, the question is what is someone's intent and what is their capacity. we know that north korea with nuclear weapons would have the capacity to strike the united states. we need to remove that capacity. the president has taken the first step in that direction. >> sandra: but the president saying i'd love to get the military out as soon as we can. it cost a lot of money and a lot -- it costs us a lot of money. but he says that's not on the table right now. what are your concerns as the president proceeds to take action following that big meeting? >> well, i agree with what
senator gardner said. he and i served together. the troops in south korea, 28,500, i've been there to visit the troops from wyoming. it's stability in that entire region. china is a big part of that. we need to make sure that china stays engaged in the maximum pressure on north korea. it's the pressure, it's the sanctions that got north korea to the table this far. we need china's involvement in that and our troops right now in south korea are part of that pressure. >> sandra: the president when describing kim jong-un and his relationship with the dictator, he said i think we have a very good relationship. he said we understand each other. what do you think of that? what do you think of the relationship the president says that he has with this leader? >> i had dinner with the president a couple weeks ago. we talked about this leader who has been described as brutal,
aggressive, ruthless, a dictator. the president is clear-eyed, knows the history of kim jong-un and his father and grandfather. the president would like to get a solution to this problem diplomatically. all options continue to be on the table and that's diplomatic, economic, political as well as military. i think kim jong-un now understands that. >> sandra: senator, great to have you. please come back. >> sure will. >> bill: good stuff there. 21 passed the hour. steve scalise making a triumphant return to the baseball field tonight, a year to the day after he was nearly shot to death losing his life playing the game that he loves. >> i started crawling. my arms gave out. i couldn't do anything at that point. so just started to pray. i said a lot of prayers. through the grace of god and the marvels of medicine, i'm here. >> bill: congressional baseball game returns tonight.
>> bill: bright beautiful day here in shinnecock hills. we're in southampton, new york. we've got perfect weather in shinnecock hills. the wind is blowing 15 miles an hour. that's expected. sometimes greater. the 2018 u.s. open is underway. i want to bring in some friends of us at the fox news channel. gentlemen, how goes it? >> great, bill. >> great to be with you. >> bill: you'll be in the tv tower. steve will be walking the course
what do you think? >> i think today you're getting the full teeth of shinnecock hills. it's the first round, it's the softest it will be all week. >> bill: i hope viewers and golf fans can appreciate how difficult this place is. >> that's why it's the u.s. open. it's meant to be difficult. we can play a hard course once a year. it's fine. people like watching guys make bogeys. >> bill: you know what? there's something about that. isn't there? >> yeah, sure. >> bill: brett, think about the history here at shinnecock. everything is wrapped up in it going back to 1895. it's something else. >> it is. one of the first five founding clubs in america. they didn't play here until 1986. ray floyd won it. since that, the usga decided to put it on the permanent rotation. it was a disaster with all the
winds in 2004 on the seventh hole. i don't think the players would ever see anything as difficult or unfair. >> bill: how do you it's sped up now? >> the course has been changed. they removed 500 trees. it's allowing the players to hit a lot of different shots off the tees. the severe greens. the wind is what is wreaking havoc. >> bill: i've seen the flags blow. the amateur golfer would think it's perilous. i'm not so sure they see at this time same way. how would you see it? >> the fairways are wider. but with the winds out of the west, cross winds on most of the holes, which when you get the ball going to wrong direction will blow it into the fescue rough. i don't care where you play, it's unsettling. the wind is what makes
professional golfers the most unsettles. we're used to fast greens. the tough winds is what makes -- >> bill: what are you looking forward to this week? >> i don't think any of us were expecting -- >> bill: pick one. >> the early forecast is for calm winds. players we're talking about how the course was gettable. scores would be low. mickelson, spieth and mcilroy is probably the most watched group. a probably 15 over par. rory mcilroy shot 52. it's not easy. >> bill: you should put a drone on number 11, the bar 3 uphill. follow the golf ball up. >> the best spectator is 11 agree and 12th tee. >> bill: you'll be on the brad? >> yeah. >> bill: and you'll be in the tower. thank you. >> thank you. >> bill: after all the u.s. open coverage on fs 1 through sunday,
we have you covered. great stuff here. gentlemen, thanks. sandra, you okay with this? >> sandra: great stuff, bill. i say the breeze looks like it could be an issue. i don't know. >> bill: you're on to something. we have to make it hard. >> sandra: look at those flags flying. wow! a gorgeous day though. sunny. temperatures seem right. all right. we've got a new report suggesting sarah sanders is ready to leave the white house. but now the white house press secretary is firing back. what she is saying about her job. plus mike pompeo meeting with the chinese president. will the u.s. get china's help keeping north korea in check? we have a live report. >> whether you're semi friendly with a nation or not, when they have nuclear weapons and you're that close, it can't be a positive feeling. can't be. so china has been very helpful.
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>> sandra: the new york attorney general suing the trump foundation and its directors, including the president and three of his adult children claiming they illegally used funds for his white house campaign. we're getting a statement from the trump foundation on that. david lee miller is live with the breaking details here. david lee? >> this is a story still unfolding. i just received a copy of this 41-legal document where the attorney general makes its case in the legal papers, the new york attorney general. the state is seeking $2.8 million in legal penalties. they claim the president used his charitable foundation to promote trump hotels and other
businesses to purchase personal items. the attorney general claims that the foundation entered into five what they described as self-dealing transactions that were against the law because they benefitted mr. trump as well as businesses he controlled. he's include a $100,000 payment to settle legal claims against mr. trump's mar-a-largo resort and a $158,000 to settle a claim against the national golf club in 2008 where a hole in one tournament was held. the legal documents named the donald j. trump foundation and the directors, donald trump, donald trump jr., ivanka trump and eric trump. they allege a pattern of illegal conduct over a decade that talks about unlawful coordination with the trump presidential campaign. quoting from the legal papers themselves, the investigation
reveals that the foundation was a little more than a checkbook for payments for not to profits for the trump organization that resulted in multiple violations of state and federal law because payments were made using foundation money. the attorney general initiated proceedings to dissolve the trump foundation under court supervision and seeks a future directors and not for profits, seeks that the directors that serve on the not for profit not serve on any other similar not for profits in the future. the letters also go to the irs and federal election commissions about possible violations of law. in response, there's a series of tweets from the president. the president's tweets saying --
his disciples brought it when we would not settle. i should just say that the attorney general, eric schneiderman resigned because of a scandal where he allegedly took advantage of a number of women. this has been filed now by the new attorney general. we've received a statement from the trump foundation itself. that statement reads -- >> the bottom line, sandra, both sides digging in their heels. the attorney general and the state of new york saying she's
going to seek restitution for monies the foundation spent illegally to benefit the president and his family. >> sandra: $2.8 million. david lee miller, thank you. >> just pay tribute to the great men and women of the capitol police that risk their lives like all the law enforcement across the country that don't get credit. dave and crystal didn't literally risk their lives while being shot at, none of us would be here today. i wouldn't or neither would my republican colleagues. >> bill: steve scalise there will be back open the field tonight to take the field. the annual congressionals baseball game is tonight. he will be starting at second base one year after a gunman opened fire leaving scalise fighting for his life and wounding several others. my next guest, the team catcher. illinois republican rodney
davis. thanks for your time, sir. good morning to you. i remember when you were on the air with us a year ago and you were physically moved by the events you witnessed that morning. how are you feeling today? >> what a difference a year makes, bill. i remember that morning as well. not a day goes by that i don't think about that morning. steve is right. our heros are david bailey and crystal greiner. i got a chance when we got pushed back, i went upstairs and who did i see? david bailey working with steve again. they're the ones that saved us all. >> bill: i remember on the air live, you started thinking about your family. that was a real raw moment. still in your uniform. here we are a year later. i think about the level of unity that hole tragic event seemed to take the city of washington d.c. and throw it on pause for a moment. i think america got to see the
better side of washington that day, sir. >> they did, bill. that was the message that we talked about in the aftermath of the shooting. you're right. i was here in my practice uniform i talked about how -- we actually like each other out here. many in the country don't think that. this baseball game, ironically, probably the most bipartisan event that i've ever witnessed and experienced in my 5 1/2 years here in washington. >> bill: you went out on the field last year. what is it going to be like tonight? steve scalise was with us. he said he will be in uniform. can't move as well as he would like to. give us a sense about what you're anticipating on the field. >> don't let steve kid you. he couldn't move well before last year. it's great to see him out there. let me tell you, i got to witness today when we practiced at nats park, mike mica who was
shot, he and steve pitching and batting together. it's a new day. last year it was surreal. now we're really focused. we want to win again. to have steve out there is just going to be a true testament to his will and god's will and his recovery. >> bill: the other thing that we were so reminded of during this incident is how much you guys are really friends, republicans and democrats. you know, socially you get along. but when you join the battle of politics, that's when things get nasty. >> it does. i doesn't have to be that way. most of what we do is done on an overwhelming bipartisan basis. being the catcher on the team, i get a chance to make new friends and jaw with the democrats coming up to bat. i've made a lot of close friendships just having that relationship. i think it helps us govern. i know it's helped me govern. >> bill: good luck tonight. great photos that we've seen
while talking to you, especially you in you're uniform here in america's newsroom. thanks for coming back. rodney davis from illinois. good luck tonight. we'll see -- do we say the best team wins? >> if it does, absolutely. >> bill: i got you. thank you, sir, for your time. enjoy the game. >> thanks a lot. >> bill: sandra? >> sandra: still a competition. we'll be rooting on all of them tonight. she's not afraid to take on the mainstream media. why sarah sanders is calling out one tv network for a story on her job future at the white house. howard kirtz on that next. .. smile honey. this thing is like... first kid. here we go. second kid. you coming in mommy? ahh not a chance! by their second kid, every parent is an expert and more likely to choose luvs than first time parents. luvs with nightlock plus absorbs wetness faster than huggies snug and dry for outstanding overnight
of media buzz here on fox. she's now saying that because she's saying that in response to the report. she's said that all along, howard. >> yeah, this cbs story struck me as weirdly speculative when i read it. to say that sarah huckabee sanders has been talking about leaving at the end of the year hardly means that it's set in stone. it would hardly be unusual for someone in a high stress job and who has three young kids to depart after two years in office. for raj shah, i'm told he has no plans to leave. the story said he's not made up his mind. so she swatted that down effectively on twitter saying she was out with her kids at a school event and didn't even know about this. >> sandra: here's the tweet that she sent out in response. she questioned, does@cbs news know something about my plans that i don't? i was my daughter's kindergarten event and they ran a story about my plans to leave the white house without talking to me.
i love my job. without even talking to her, to put out a report, you think you would do that. they did not, she says. >> i wouldn't do it. you're leaving yourself wide open for a comment like that. saying hey, you never talked to me, i'm the person making up my mind. a lot of back and forth about information lately related to the russian investigation, whether she knew things that were true or not. i could see where she's frustrated. maybe she's vented, maybe just chattering with friends what she would do long-term. i can't imagine this story in any other administration, sandra, about a white house aide that would leave or might leave in six months. only in the media own opera that is trump world that is news. six months is a long time. the president could ask her to stay on. she could change her mind if there's any substance here. >> sandra: fox news is reporting they're both weighing their future options.
that goes without saying for anybody that holds a job, right? >> particularly in an administration where a lot of people have left. sure. you're always weighing your options. somebody could make you a $3 million offer. usually this administration when it was steve bannon, the stories would say they might leave in two hours because there's been turmoil and turnover. the president has a very good relationship with sarah sanders and i don't see the evidence and based on her denial, she may obviously at some point she will leave, but i don't see much to back up this story, especially with the denial. >> sandra: there's no doubt, howard, that it's a tough job. it is -- it's a daily grind. it's long hours. and it's tough. >> and ask sean spicer. >> sandra: yeah. she's been in there longer at this point, right? >> she has. >> sandra: it's also not unheard of to have a press secretary to say my time here is done. you know, even though they like what they're doing.
has she hinted at any future depart sure from the white house? >> when you serve at the pleasure of the president, i think there's going to be some shakeup on the communications team, you're thinking about your options, how long you want to work at this pace. calling at 6:00 a.m., 11:00 p.m. look in the last administration. barack obama started out with robert gibbs and carney and more. turnover is baked in. the days when they last eight years is different. >> sandra: and she just returned from this lengthy trip from the president abroad. so we will continue to watch that. for now she says i'm staying put. howie, thank you. good to see you. bill? >> bill: coming up next,
"outnumbered." kennedy and julie banderas pick it up. how are you, ladies? >> thank you. yay! here we go. >> bill: it's a painting. >> it's masterful. well-done. hours from now, we expect the doj watch dog to release their report on the investigation of the hillary clinton e-mail server. the report is likely to fault james comey and loretta lynch and others. jeff sessions saying more folks could be fired over it. how big the impact will be and whether the president will be vindicated in his claims of bias. >> also, the president firing back after the democratic new york a.g. announced a lawsuit against the trump administration. the foundation saying that it's all politically motivated and he will not settle. we'll hash it out. >> so much to hash out. and our #one lucky guy will be jut numbered at the tom of the hour. >> bill: thanks, ladies. new details with the president
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verify that they have fully left its nuclear weapons program behind. the secretary has just finished meeting with chinese president xi jinping. a number of other top officials here while in beijing at the foreign ministry and here's the secretary right afterwards in a press conference on that re-assurance. >> china has reaffirmed their commitment to honoring the u.n. security council resolutions. we have made very clear that the sanctions and the economic relief that north korea will receive will only happen after the full denuclearization of north korea. >> pompeo began his day in seoul meeting with top officials and the south korean government. facing criticism over the u.s. decision to halt joint military exercises with south korea. pompeo says if the administration determines that north korea has stopped negotiating in good faith, the military exercises are back on,
bill. >> bill: so much of their nuclear program continues to emerge. how much of it do we know, rich? >> good question. we asked the secretary that earlier this evening. he says the united states needs more information. he said the u.s. has a reasonable understanding of the north korean nuclear arsenal. he says finding out more about it is going to be part of these ongoing conversations that he will have with the north korean government. part of the negotiations on how north korea is going to dismantle. the secretary says they will pick up again next week with u.s. north korean officials all with the goal of a major dismantling of the program by the end of the president's first term, bill. >> bill: thank you. the travels continue. thanks, rich. sandra? >> sandra: new details about the clinton e-mail investigation and as we wait for the official release of that report, what
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>> sandra: wrapping up a busy three hours of news. a split show. bill hemmer, beautiful backdrop, shinnecock. >> bill: it's playing tough, sandra. this course is a monster. so far it's living up to the reputation. right? it's not going to be easy. winds will be blowing. might pick up a little later today. tiger woods tees off in 90 minutes. we'll see the galleries grow. when tiger -- whether he's playing well or not, doesn't matter. he attracts everybody out here. we'll see how that goes today. it's finally here. how long have we talked about this? the u.s. open at shinnecock hills is finally underway, sandra. >> sandra: i think our viewers can sense your love of golf out
there today, bill. we'll have more of you tomorrow. >> bill: right. you have the bug, too. so we share that. we have that in common. >> sandra: i need the time to play. >> bill: i don't need more work. more time. >> sandra: thank you, bill. "outnumbered" starts now. >> this is a fox news alert. we're waiting for the release of the justice department's report on the handling of the hillary clinton e-mail scandal. it's expected to be extensive and will mark the most definitive accounting of the probe to date. right now bloomberg is reporting the inspector general found james comey broke from procedure in handling the investigation. this is "outnumbered" and i'm kennedy. here today republican strategist and senior fellow for the independent women's voice, lisa booth is here. along with elizabeth mcdonald. we have julie banderas and joining us the first time on t