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as essentially like what you would expect that a boarding school. i will stick to, there are some of them like boarding schools. i suggest that a lot of the folks that are worried about that spend more time in central america. i have. we should make adoption easier for american couples who want to adopt these kids who are true candidates for adoption because our policies don't allow that. let's put our hearts out there for the kids in the right way. take care of them the right way. open your hearts under homes for them. shannon bream and the "fox news @ night" team are up next. >> shannon: we are tracking a situation within the state department that is blocking some of those adoptions. we'll have more coming up soon. this is a fox news alert. blistering questions for the man behind the report that found a number of fbi employees may have had antitrust bias. they said they didn't act on it when they cleared hillary clinton. senator lindsey graham isn't buying it. new tonight, the former director james comey faces yet another investigation. new developments late tonight on the family separation
controversy at the border. it's becoming clear who is behind the policy and where the trump administration will go from here. plus, trace gallagher examines the consent decree. you may not have heard about it until today. experts say that clinton era ruling is where the current controversy started. hello and welcome to "fox news @ night." i'm shannon bream in washington. a number of major stories breaking tonight but we begin with the latest on the investigation into the investigators. prominent senators ripping into the fbi chief tonight accusing christopher wray of trying to minimize stunning findings of anti-trump bias, and tomorrow, it's round two in front of a house panel. we got team coverage tonight. peter doocy has details on what's next as the g.o.p. aims to overhaul the current immigration system. kristin fisher is following the national outcry over separating immigrant families and how it came to a head today. first, chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge is here with new developments and new trouble potentially for james comey. >> i want you to reopen this
investigation. >> a senior republican senator drilled down on the anti-trump text messages between fbi agent peter strzok and fbi lawyer lisa page. the 2016 meeting was about an "insurance policy," discussing an fbi deputy director andrew mccabe's office. strzok texted about the meeting that he apparently could not remember. >> he said he did not recall -- >> of one of them is lying. >> senator graham says the texts reek of political bias and the conclusions are off-base. >> i'm glad you found what you found, mr. horowitz. i'm not buying it. that the clinton email investigation was on the app and upgrades big the first public tm inspector general michael horowitz and fbi director of christopher wray about the goods and email reports divided along party lines. >> director wray has quite a mess to clean up. i think he probably knows that. >> the inspector general found no evidence of political bias in the fbi's investigation of secretary clinton or in the
decision not to pursue criminal charges. >> horowitz testified the fbi has also asked him to investigate former fbi director james comey, for leaking at least one memo that documented private conversations of president trump. >> we received a referral on that for me fbi. we are handling that referral, and we will issue a report when the matter is complete. it it is because democrats rest leaks in the fall of 2016 to former new york theater mayor rudy giuliani. >> can you assure the american people that if there are no ongoing leaks? for money office of the fbi to rudolph giuliani? >> i'm certainly not aware of any. we are aggressively investigating a number of leaks, even as we speak. >> based on the report's findings, the fbi director said a half-dozen employees could be disciplined, but he emphasized the mistakes and bad judgment were limited. speak to this report was focused on a specific set of events back in 2016 and a small number of fbi employees connected with those events.
>> one republican was not satisfied. >> lodge member who that a small number of employees was, the director of the fbi, the deputy director of the fbi, the leader of both the clinton email investigation, and the russia ra investigation. >> the inspector general will testify for a second day tomorrow in front of two house panels. in a separate development, after months of pressure, the lawyer for fbi agent peter strzok is now confirmed that he will voluntarily testified before the house judiciary committee and any other congressional panels. shannon? >> shannon: it will be very interesting. catherine herridge, thank you. the head of the department of all insecurity is fighting back tonight. i met a national outcry of the separation of immigrant children from their families as the adults bringing them here break their lodge across the border illegally. kristin fisher is following the timeline of events for us tonight. >> the day started with a blistering op-ed from former first lady laura bush, who wrote to "the washington post" that the zero-tolerance policy is cruel, it's immoral, and it
breaks my heart. president trump says he doesn't like it, either, but that he doesn't have a choice because democrats won't work with him on immigration reform. he also argues he is simply enforcing the immigration laws that were already in the books. change the laws, he said twice today on twitter. but a few hours later, another former first lady, hillary clinton, said there is no law, only a trump administration policy that the president could change tomorrow. >> this is not happening because of the "democrats law," as the white house has claimed. separating families is not mandated by law at all. that is an outright lie. >> by midmorning, the attorney general and the department of homeland security secretary kirstjen nielsen were in new orleans defending the policy. >> we do not have the luxury of pretending that all individuals coming to this country as a family unit are in fact a famil family. >> secretary nielsen cites a
314% increase in adults and children arriving at the border fraudulently claiming to be at family unit. but democrats during an immigration facility in california called the policy cruel, barbaric, even child abuse. >> we need to fully do copperheads of immigration reform with the president. that does not include ripping children out of the arms of their parents. >> by monday afternoon, the nonprofit pro-public are released an audio recording of children crying out for their parents. under u.s. customs and border protection facility. secretary nielsen was asked about it during a surprise and contentious appearance in the white house briefing room. >> i have not seen -- is something that came out today but i've been to detention centers, and again, i would reference you to our standards.
the image that i want to this country is an immigration system that secures our borders and oppose her humanitarian ideals. >> several democrats are now calling for secretary nielsen to resign due to a lack of transparency and accountability but the secretary is refusing to even apologize. she says that she has nothing to be sorry for and this is law enforcement, simply enforcing laws. shannon? >> shannon: kristin, we'll debate that in the next half-hour. thank you very much. tomorrow, president trump will meet with house republicans to discuss their new immigration proposals, as the calls for congress to get something done are heating up. peter doocy is here live to break down what happened on capitol hill. >> shannon, president trump's tuesday includes a stop on capitol hill to meet with republican leaders about immigration meetings, on wednesday, thursday, or friday, there will be possible consideration of legislation
related to border security and immigration. so timing, totally up in the air. but we do expect to go mike turk about this week. one of the most conservative plan, engineered by bob goodlatte, which does not include a pathway to citizenship for daca recipients browse for this country illegally as kids. then there is the compromise package, and the trading on that is still happening, but it's favored by republican congressman jeff denham, who drew up a plan to work with democrats on immigration to work on this proposal. >> democrats need to do its job. if you don't like the laws on the books right now, we have the ability to change that. we got to do it now. this week is a great opportunity, hopefully, it is a bipartisan opportunity. ultimately, we will fix this. >> now that the issue of border crossing families being split apart at the border has been thrust into the conversation for the first time in several years,
one senator facing reelection and a border state where that is happening is rolling out his ow. texas republican senator ted cruz says he is going to introduce to protect kids and parents act this week, which he says will double the number of federal immigration judges, and reorganize temporary shelters, so it's possible to keep parents and children together while they are awaiting immigration hearings. it's not clear how seriously democrats will take plans like that because they are accusing the trump administration of holding up solutions for these children until congress writes a big check for a border wall. the house minority whip saying this president has ordered that innocent children be torn from their parents arms, assigned numbers, and held in what has been described by witnesses as cages. he is doing it for the sole purpose of trying to build his wall and sees much of the legal immigration that has always made america great. shame on him. shame on all of us if we do not come together to stop it." that is no big secret that
president trump has wanted $25 billion for a border wall for months but now republicans are telling him to only expect a down payment from them and that is because sorts of stuff don't walk tonight that a spending bill on the table's word is just of the wall. $1.6 billion, one 15th for the president wants. shannon? >> shannon: peter doocy, thank you very much. our next guest has plenty to say about immigration and the fbi hearing today. senator lindsey graham selling the doj ig today he is not buying at the clinton investigation was "on the up and up." republican from south carolina joins us now. good to have you with us, senator. a lot to talk about. let's talk immigration first. they are trying to get something done on the hill. paul ryan, house speaker, said today on local radio in wisconsin that he believes he's got the indication from senate majority leader mitch mcconnell that there is hope one of these house bills could pass in the senate. what is your take? >> i don't know. i have to say with a pass. as to the children as you come i
think there is some growing consensus that we don't want to bring families up but we do want to make sure that the people are caught coming here illegally, they show up for their court date. that is the dilemma. if a family is caught at the border, mother and father and the children, i what i want to do is make sure that they stay together, but the parents show up for the hearing, and they get deported together, they broke the law. >> shannon: that's a tough one. here something in the dhss secretary nielsen said. over the last year, 300% increase in unaccompanied alien children. ten of the 12,000 were sent here along with other parents. last year, 435% increase in illegal family units coming. over the last decade, she said, since 2013, more than 500,000 illegal minors and families that were admitted here from central america have disappeared somewhere in the country. >> that's the problem. >> shannon: how do get them to show buck up? >> what what i do with the unaccompanied minors, they are
not from mexico. i would work to mexico to help them keep -- stop them and mexico, that is where they come through. that is on mexico could help us with the illegal immigration problem. >> shannon: their obligation was, we had with the caravan coming, and mexico, they they were helping give them safe passage to the u.s. border. >> i would tell mexico, if you want to better trading partnership, be a better partner stopping these people, putting these families at risk coming to america, and we are the bad guy. what i want to do is have people apply for asylum in their home country, just don't show up and i are. go to the consulate or embassy in your country and apply for asylum that way. >> shannon: one of the democrats in the senate, one of your colleagues on the other side of the aisle, senator blumenthal, had this to say about this whole situation today. >> this policy of family separation reminds us of the cattle cards of nazi germany when children were separated
from their children and march to the showers. >> all i can say, i don't think you are a bunch of nazis. the border patrol, you are doing the job the best you can. we've got a screwed up immigration system. let's not demagogue, let's finish it. senator cruz has a pretty good idea. you hold the family together, you expedite the hearing, so the parent has to show up. whatever the judge rules, you execute immediately. that will prevent a lot of our problems. i think senator cruz has a good solution. we'll see where it goes. >> shannon: you seemed to be having fun on the hill questioning the justice department inspector general and a fbi director. democrats today repeatedly hammered on the fact that all of although there was a finding of bias with a number of the fbi agents involved with this investigation of the finding was that that never impacted the decisions they made with regard to the investigation. >> that's ridiculous. who made the decision not to prosecute? the fbi. a very brilliant question was
asked, if you believe the fbi's judgment was clouded, which they found, but the decision not to prosecute, you can't prove that was a result of bias, the department of justice did not make that decision. comey did. what did we learn today? we learned today that the head investigator of the clinton email investigation hated trump's goats, told his friend, ms. paige, who was it an attorney for the department of justice, on august the eighth, don't worry, he'll never be president, we'll stop that. they changed the memo that a comey road to the country on july 5th, they took the word "grossly negligent out and put "extremely clear list." i always wondered why. grossly negligent is a legal term that would make you subjective ten years in prison for growth, grossly negligently handling classified information. on august the eighth, this new email tells us all we need to know, that strzok was intending
to stop trump. how can you stop trump if you hold him criminally responsible? the reason may change that word is that they would have to indict clinton if they did not change the term. so we learned a lot today. we also learned that the number two at the fbi, according to strzok and page commenced at an on a meeting in august to try to find a way to change the outcome of the election. that's j. edgar hoover stuff. imagine the number two guy at the fbi having a meeting with the lead investigator, and the bottom line is, the whole idea of the meeting was to find an insurance policy to bracket, and protect the country against trump winning party that is what j. edgar hoover did. >> shannon: did you feel like you got answered today? >> here's what i found. i found that somebody is lying. mccabe says he doesn't recall that meeting. to strzok and pages that he was in that meeting. i won't give up on us. if the number two guy in the fbi had a meeting with pedro and strzok and his office to find out how to create an insurance policy against trump
being elected, that is abuse of the highest level, the government that is watergate stuff, that is what the fbi used to do. i want to get to the bottom of it. >> shannon: to you, this is the beginning, not the end. >> this is the beginning of something that i never dreamed could exist in this country. i've had an open mind about this, i trust the fbi come above the fbi. but i learned today what the fbi and department of justice did in the clinton email investigation is dangerous to democracy. she got away with it and they were out to get trump commander could be somebody new next time, so we need to fix this. >> shannon: across all parties and political ideologies, people should want these to be unfettered and very unbiased investigations. senator graham a thank you. good to see you. >> thank you. >> shannon: her tonight, dominic president trump upping the ante's saying he's proposing new tariffs on china in response to retaliatory tariffs. he is directing $200 billion worth of chinese goods that
could be hit with a 10% tariff. just the latest in a trade dispute with china. the justice department is asking u.s. supreme court to limit a ruling regarding the administration's plan to cut federal funds to so-called sanctuary cities. a lower court had ruled against the justice department in the case in chicago but after that, they issued an injunction infecting the entire nation, the doj now wants that injunction limited to just chicago. the california state budget sitting on democratic governor jerry brown's desk contains millions for new programs to help illegals by ft federal efforts to deport them. it includes $10 million to hire laurel lawyers for young illegals trying to stay in the u.s. another item gives 1.6 million to a new legal team that would find businesses if they are caut not tipping off illegals would make him of the businesses, are contacted by i.c.e. they do hundred billion dollar budget did not contain the big oona, proposal that assembly leader sponsored to provide
health care coverage and tax breaks to illegal immigrants. did james comey leak classified information? will ask mollie hemingway. plus, trace goes back in time and examines how we got to where we are today regarding the border and how what happened in previous administrations brings us to the family separation policies of today. >> this children and families being separated at the border, it is an entirely manufactured crisis. >> shannon: plus, mocking what they are calling the space forest, but are the threats real and the critics blind? is that way president trump is doubling down on a brand-new sixth branch of the armed forces? >> we are going to have this base force! ♪ after that we moved to georgia for a couple years.
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>> shannon: during today's hearing on capitol hill, the justice department affect inspl revealed he is investigating former fbi director james comey offer is leaked memos, which, he does not call it elite, documented interaction with president trump. critics say it may be classified information. let's talk about it with mollie hemingway. always great to have you. your reaction to what we are to
the hearing? speak of one of the things that is interesting, comey might be in trouble for how we shared classified information. he said there were seven memos documenting a similar interacth donald trump, four of them are classified and four of them are linked to his friend, daniel regiment, which means that at least one of them contained classified information, that is against the law, so he might be legal jeopardy. one of many interesting things. i also thought overall, the difference between how the ig, michael horowitz, the inspector general, handed handt interview versus christopher wray. horowitz kept talking about how there was bias and the like. director wray seemed to pooh-pooh the issues at the fbi and suggested they were limited to a very small group of people. senator hatch pointed out, might have been a small group of people but it was a group that happened to include the fbi director, the deputy director, the lead investigator for the codes and antron. these are not an --
>> shannon: despite george was laid out in the ig report, senator dianne feinstein, had this to say. >> throughout the goods and investigation republicans in congress demanded information from director comey, and the justice department, under subpoena and threat of contempt. today, they are doing the same thing with special counsel mueller's investigation. it was wrong then and it's wrong now. >> shannon: she pointed out how many times republicans were desperately trying to get information with regard to these incidents and said it didn't work with that because a lot of them with the inspector general's report said, why didn't we get these things? we've been pricing and fighting for them. she said they are doing that to the mueller investigation. >> it's a bizarre argument to talk about the inspector genera
inspector general. if congress is seeking to do oversight about how the fbi is conducting investigations, that is something they have the right to learn about, whether it deals with the clinton email probe or the trump-russia appropriate this failure to comply with congressional oversight and subpoenas is something of a constitutional crisis that we are in right now. we've seen nothing but strict obstruction by the department of justice and fbi. that is not something that they should be doing when congress -- >> shannon: what they say is that they are providing things, maybe not in a format and timing that the folks of the hill would like but that, again, the folks in congress saying we are a coequal branch, which are not to have to fight. >> we shouldn't have to wait until 2024. >> that right will continue. they were asked if they believe in the tooth fairy, the easter bunny, if jimmy hoffa died of natural causes, then he went on to say, do you honestly believe the american people will look at this report, the emails, not believe there was bias?
how do you think it's playing in the general public? >> that that is what was inter, seeing michael horowitz testified today. in his report, there was a lot a bias, vitriol and animus toward drum, the support for hillary clinton. that means that, found no hard and fast evidence the device affected their decision-making. it doesn't mean it did not affected, all he is saying is that they didn't say we are letting hillary clinton off because we love her and we are going after trent because we hate him. they did express that they love hillary and they hated trump. these are things -- inappropriate behavior for fbi and for people involved in politically sensitive investigations. >> shannon: something tells me from these open-ended statements that he had that there is more of this to come with respect to the russia investigation and maybe that bias will be viewed differently. we are all waiting with our popcorn. >> he gave an indication of the worst problems was when it started to creep into the russia investigation and that's another report that will take another long period of time to happen. >> shannon: we'll be waiting. mollie, great to have you.
thank you for stopping in. time now for the "real news roundup." new york magazine correspondent facing criticism from the white house press corps for playing a recording of detained children of immigrants in the background of the briefing room. while homeland security secretary christer nelson was speaking. they tweeted she played the audio because they failed to adequately and truthfully answer questions about the policy. netflix may be experimenting with a tough new me to policy. according to the sun newspaper, a film crew working on an excellent original, "black mirror," how to play by strict rules. they cannot look at each other for longer than five seconds, and they shouldn't ask for a colleague's phone number. netflix is neither confirming nor denying the reports but tell the independent the new policies that should not be trivialized. the "los angeles times" returning to local ownership underbelly and biotech entrepreneur dr. patrick soon jiang. the new owner, who holds patents on cancer treatments, blasting so-called fake news as the
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system. they can be traced back to the content area and part, that is what trace gallagher is digging in for us tonight. hey, trace. >> shannon, president clinton took the opportunity on father's day to weigh in on children being separated for the families of the border. tweeting... conservative critics were quick to remind the former president of ellie and gonzales, the 6-year-old boy who fled cuba with his mom on an aluminum boat, during a journey the boat engine failed, the weather got rough, and the mother drowned. he was picked up by a u.s. fishing boat and released to relatives in south florida. but his father wanted him back in cuba, and despite pleas from his extended family and the florida-cuban-american community, federal agents at gunpoint pulled the crying boy away from its relatives and sent him back to cuba. the clinton administration said it was following the law.
yet, it appears, former president clinton is criticizing president trump for doing the same. as rich lowry pointed out in the "national review," "separation happens only if officials find that the adult is falsely claiming to be the child's parent or as a threat to the child or is put into criminal proceedings. "the mic because of a huge increase in false applications, child smuggling, and the trump administration enforcing the law, the number of families being separated is skyrocketing. has dhs points out, families can quickly be reunited by eight go mic agreeing to go home. instead most are applying for asylum. the laws of the government can only hold children for 20 days, and the asylum process takes much longer. here is a law professor jonathan turley. >> this lot is to create a this 20 day clock running. you can release but then you have this gap, the mothers moving on a different track from
the kids. that is a legitimate issue that the trump administration wants to resolve. >> experts eight to solve the problem, congress needs to close the loopholes, which are well known well-known to immigrants, as "the new york times" reporting, "our migrants have admitted they brought their children not only to remove them from danger in such places as central america and africa, but because they believed it would cause the authorities to release them from custody sooner." for years, it worked. but enforcing the laws has dramatically slowed the process and shifted the debate. shannon? >> shannon: trace gallagher, thank you very much. meanwhile, conservative commentators like rush limbaugh are asking why the media is now so outraged about something that is not new to this administration. >> children and families being separated at the border, eight as an entirely manufactured crisis. it's entirely manufactured. this has been going on for
years. happened during the obama administration. nobody said a word about it, primarily the media. >> shannon: tonight's panel, to debate it, adrian elrod, the former communications director for hillary clinton, and kayleigh mcenany, spokesperson for the republican national committee. welcome, both. >> thank you, shannon. >> shannon: here's a quote: "democrats who under bill clinton stood by as the child was removed to the compression of communist cuba are comparing it to nazi germany." is there a double standard going on? ten years ago, five years ago, is it something that both sides will play with, politically advantageous? >> first of all, i don't think the rhetoric, anytime you're comparing a situation to nazi germany is not helpful. the bottom line is, we cannot look in the past. we've got to look forward. right now, president trump has a control. he can sign an executive order,
he can put these children back with their families. we do need to find a longer-term solution, but right now the quickest thing to do is for president trump to take action and say, secretary nielsen, allow these children who are waiting in captivity essentially, that is essentially what it is, to be reunited with their parents while they are going through the asylum process, to separate them, is ay unforgivable. >> shannon: people know, when you go through the asylum process, you have to go through a port of entry. when that happens they can stay together. when they cross the border illegally, that is when i get separated. >> there is confusion about the port of entry spray these people have been traveling, sometimes upwards of a month from places d honduras to flee violence, it's confusing to figure out where the port of entry is. >> shannon: i want to read about the fact that this optically, the public perception is not good for the white house, and they have to be aware of that. republican strategist says "i think what is happening, the president is a little nervous about this, he is showing signs at least in my view that this is a moment of
bad politics and bad optics and pad visuals, and the fact that he's trying to blame democrats for it is the reflected trump em spin." quinnipiac poll asking about these policies, 66% of american voters say they oppose it, 27% support. even if he is a legal ground, kayleigh, what does he do with the objects? democrats are hammering it all day. >> i think he is spot on to say, democrats, come to the table. you look at the daca fix, president trump showed a willingness, and knowledge oli, saying i want to give them legal status in exchange for portable funding. he didn't want to separate families. he calls it horrible but he wants to enforce law. instead of coming to the table, democrats have given him a false choice. either enforce the law that we ourselves, congress, passed from or separate families. that should not be the choice. the choice should be enforced the law, keep families together, but instead nancy pelosi saying it's time to come back and get to work on friday fix.
>> democratics made it very clear that they would come to the table and provide some sort of border security funding, even to an extent to build part of the wall, and exchange for a pathway does is citizenship for dreamers. trump reneged on the deal and said, never mind, i want to sign this bill, created confusion among democrats and republicans. look, i think we can sit here and debate what is happening in the past all night. would we got to do is focus of my future. we don't have time right now. these children you don't have time right now for a long-term solution. we need something that takes place immediately, whether to signing up up to the feinstein bill, ted cruz introduced a bile democrats in the public's are taking action on this but we got to act now. >> shannon: democrats have to act in good faith because thereo very solid proposals that are being put forward in the house and instead of going out and grandstanding, chuck schumer said, i offer the entirety of the portable funding, when in fact there were many strings attached to that comment will nt had all sorts of different strings attached, so instead
of offering false promises, come to the table, get in a room, no more grandstanding, let's figure this out. a problem that has been going on since the departure of the 80s. >> shannon: is a motivation to sell limit when it could be a very good midterm issue for democrats, especially, because when we still have the stuff happening at the border, what motivation do they have -- i hate to be cynical -- but we all work in washington, what motivation do they have to get it solved before folks had to the ballot box? >> i agree with you because there is so much cynicism right now in politics but i think ultimately, he got put politics aside and say, we have got to take care of these children, the audio that has been played, time and time again on all networks including fox, you can hear the children's fear and the worry in their voices. in their tears. when people hear that, when they see the photos, i think you got to put politics aside and fix this immediately. >> shannon: people are horrified. i don't make it interesting thing, i did not know before secretary nielsen said, she said, of the 12,000 kids that
they are taking care of them, 10,000 were sent without an adult. >> that was shocking to me. >> shannon: there is an incredible risk that people are taking and sending the kids. we got to leave it there. please come back, this is far from over. we'll see what happens on the house side with the presidents meeting with lawmakers. may the force be with you. president trump directing the military to create a space force. this is for real. why is the president so committed to such an out of this world idea? we'll talk to congressman doug lamborn, he joins us next. ♪ but not in time. hey, no big deal. you've got a good record and liberty mutual won't hold a grudge by raising your rates over one mistake. you hear that, karen? liberty mutual doesn't hold grudges. how mature of them. for drivers with accident forgiveness, liberty mutual won't raise their rates because of their first accident.
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technology this helpful... could make history. what's in your wallet? >> shannon: the president defending his administration zero-tolerance immigration policy, overshadowing another announcement that under any other circumstances would have made major news. the president wants to create a sixth branch of the u.s. armed forces, a so-called space force. >> if you would carry that assignment out, i would be very greatly honored. also, where general dunford? >> shannon: it appears he still has a way to go to sell the idea, even to some within his own administration. but it's turning out to be an important project for him so we want to know more about why. joining us now, republican congressman doug lamborn, who sits on the house armed services committee, thank you for joining us. >> i'm glad to do so. >> shannon: listen, there are
folks talking about a potential space for looming. they say we are way behind when it comes to china and russia. it's not a topic we hear a lot to hear about. what do we need to know? >> we need to know that if our space would be affected in a time of war, we would be deaf, dumb, and blind. we need to show the other side that we can put their assets at risk. this all requires making military or defensive space more a priority, even then it is right now. are not just what the president is after. i think that is very exciting, and timely and necessary. >> shannon: my understanding is the air force handles about 80% of this right now. by some reports, they were not excited about this. here's with the with the secretary of defense had to say. a few months back. "oppose the creation of a new military service and additional organizational leaders at a time when we are focused on reducing overhead and
integrating joint war fighting functions." what you make of that? >> i think the president will -- part of the phrase but over the defensive secretary. what the commander in chief desires is what is going to happen. the house and senate are in slightly different positions. the house is a little more reform minded. the senate is a little more status quo minded. but we need to do whatever the final version is, we have to make space more of a priority. the air force is taking some good steps, doing some good things, doing a study right now, for instance, but we have to make sure that space is more of a priority. it won't create more bureaucracy necessarily. the key is to make it better funded, a better priority, that the personnel within the space have more clout and prestige, and set the acquisition -- this is all important -- that the
acquisition process is faster and more effective. right now it takes five to ten years to put a satellite up into space. that is way too long. technology changes so fast. >> shannon: i know the pentagon has been working on a number of studies, one major one, independent review ordered by congress, not even supposed to be until december. some folks wonder if he is jumping the gun. senator bill nelson, democrat who happens to be a former astronaut, says the president told a u.s. general to create a space for us, sixth branch of the military today, generals telling me they don't want to. thankfully the president can't do it without congress because it now is not the time to rip the air force apart. too many important measures that i stayed for it will congress congress plays a vital role in define the parameters and how the process will be done and even some of the final version will look like. the commander in chief has the biggest voice of all. i disagree with senator nelson.
we do have to reform space. it's not the priority right now that it needs to be. it's tugged into many different directions. the funding for it sometimes gets siphoned off into other things, because is not the priority that it should be. we all agree on the objective, even if we disagree on how to get there. >> shannon: all right, congressman lamborn, thank you for giving me insights into something i haven't heard a whole lot about. we'll follow it. thank you, sir. good guys with guns. adam housley has that story next. ♪ in fact, drivers who switched from geico to esurance saved an average of $412. that's auto and home insurance for the modern world. esurance, an allstate company. click or call. paying too much for insurance that isn't the right fit? well, esurance makes finding the right coverage easy. in fact, drivers who switched from geico to esurance saved an average of $412. that's auto and home insurance for the modern world. esurance, an allstate company. click or call.
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>> shannon: the world health organization says compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a new mental health condition. the affliction will be called gaming disorder. critics are already warning the designation may risk stigmatizing young video game players. the american side psychiatric association is not on board, saying it might consider such a move in the future after more research. a crime spree of carjackings in the state of washington ended after an armed civilian at a walmart parking lot got involved. adam housley has the details tonight. adam? >> shannon, it was a chaotic sunday afternoon filled with carjackings and shootings in this city of washington, about 30 miles southwest of tacoma. it all started about 5:00 local time with reports of a drunk
driver going in the wrong direction. police got there but could not find the car. they then started receiving reports of shots fired and a carjacking. when they got there, a 16-year-old girl was hurt but thankfully not seriously. a short time later, police had a male suspect, that headed to a nearby walmart, started opening fire there. >> i saw a person running, and then another person on it, and he started running for my life. i knew those were shots. >> thankfully no one was had by police of the suspect enough the walmart, tried to carjack another car, shooting that driver. then while attempting to carjack a third car, at least two other armed people got out of the parking lot, took their guns out, one shot and killed the suspect, witnesses say the good samaritan saved the day and their lives. >> i really think more people could have easily been shot with what this guy was doing. he was just -- there were several shots for you to several inside the store and outside the store. more people, i mean, this day, he saved us all probably. he saved us all. speak of the dead suspect was
identified today is 44-year-old to update. a criminal history including felony assault, making death threats, and violating domestic violence protection order. >> shannon: adam housley, thank you. stay with us, our midnight hero is next. ♪ hijacking earth's geothermal energy supply. phase 1. choosing the right drill bit. as long as evil villains reveal their plans, you can count on geico saving folks money. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance.
♪ >> shannon: sometimes small acts go a long way. maryland police officer was photographed standing guard over a turtle trying to cross the roadway in greenbelt, maryland. the officer, a big smile on her face, she wasn't even on duty at the time that she stopped to make sure the turtle was safely to his destination. a residence at what was happening and held an umbrella over the drenched officer. it may come as no surprise that hawkins was named greenbelt police departments officer of the year in 2017. i think this counts as two "midnight heros." the data good deed. we understand that the turtle
made its way safely wherever it was going. most-watched, most trusted, most gratefully spent the evening with us. we'll see you on tuesday. i'm shannon bream. ♪ ♪ >> tucker: good evening and welcome to "tucker carlson tonight." a spectacle of illegal immigrants separated from their children has ceased to be a news story in any traditional sense of the term. it is now an event, a kind ofea competition in which leads by to see who can reach greater heights of rhetorical excess and self-righteous posturing. it is performance art really. congress of aor nancy pelosi and even hillary clinton took an early lead in the contest by bypassing public policy questions entirely and moving straight to theology. here's part of their sermons. >> hypocrisy of all people are safe and our people, not