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screen on the plaza friday. our friends toby mac will rocking the plaza. we have barbecue. >> bill: bolton is in russia laying a potential face-to-face sit-down between putin and trump in what could be a key summit between the u.s. and russia. more on this. first awaiting the arrival and highly anticipated interview of anti-trump f.b.i. agent peter strzok. he is heading to the hill right now to face top lawmakers. i'm bill hemmer. >> sandra: back live and in person. >> bill: the blue looks good. >> sandra: i'm sandra smith. lawmakers from two house
committees will finally get to hear from the man behind thousands and thousands of those anti-trump text messages when he speaks to them behind closed doors about one hour from now. strzok was one of the top agents on the clinton investigation and mueller probe before he was removed by the special counsel. >> bill: you have senator lindsey graham he wants to know if strzok's political bias prompted the investigatn of the trump's campaigns contacts with russia in the first place. >> how would you like this guy supervising a confidential informant against the trump campaign given his bias and given his dislike for president trump? he should be the last guy to go to court to get a warrant on anybody associated with the trump campaign. my question is, what role did they play in the russia investigation? >> bill: chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge live on the hill outside the hearing room. we begin with you. good morning. >> thank you, bill.
good morning. f.b.i. agent peter strzok is uniquely situated because he had direct oversight of the clinton email as well as the russia investigation and also important to note that agent strzok drafted the memo that kick started the ia probe known as electronic communication ec. you go to the text messages that were uncovered by the inspector general from august of 2016 between agents strzok and lisa page where he talks about stalking candidate trump because the i.g. thought it went beyond to political action and taking overt action to stop the presidential -- >> the question goes beyond personal bias. the question is whether or not the bias of peter strzok manifested itself in the form of investigative decisions. strzok was the lead investigate for on the hillary clinton email investigation and the
f.b.i. investigation into president trump and russia and drafted to the mueller probe. that's going three for three. we need to know whether or not there was bias in terms of the prioritization of the trump/russia investigation over the hillary clinton email investigation. >> today's session is behind closed doors but the interview will be transcribed and the committee anticipates that agent strzok will testify publicly in the near future. for his part strzok's lawyer has said he welcomes the opportunity to speak to congress and coming here voluntarily today. a subpoena was not required in the end and he believes the inspector general's report vindicates him in the sense it did not find hard evidence that political bias infected his decision making. >> bill: that's today. tomorrow could be a big day also. what's happening then? >> tomorrow in many respects a larger day.
we have public testimony before the house oversight and house judiciary committees from christopher wray and deputy attorney general rod rosenstein. this investigion by the house committee goes back well over a year looking at the decision making by the f.b.i. and justice department in 2016. so we can expect major headlines not only on the clinton email case but also the russia investigation because at the end of the day, it was the same cast of players that the f.b.i. and justice department that transitioned between these cases, bill. >> bill: catherine herridge on the hill back with you later this hour. consciousman bob goodlatte is here live. one of those meeting with strzok today. congressman goodlatte is here later. >> sandra: andrew mccarthy telling sean hannity that he
thinks strzok will have plenty to say. >> he will probably talk. he talked with horowitz. he sounds like he is one of these guys that can go into the room and control the room. horowitz said he had very long, involved answers on ever question he asked him. why did you do this and why did you do that? he may just be one of these guys who thinks he can go into that environment and do okay. >> sandra: you can hear more from today's headliner andrew mccarthy coming up in the next hour. our headliner today. >> bill: a lot to say about this and we'll see what we get from peter strzok and others coming up. did you see what happened last night? wow. fascinating. a major upset in new york's democratic primary by a socialist age 28. 28-year-old political newcomer
alexandria ocasio cortez defeating chairman of the house democratic caucus joe crowley by more than 3600 votes. president trump tweeted about it last night. wow, big trump hater congressman joe crowley who many expected would take nancy pelosi's place lost his primary election. in other words, he is out. that's a big one that nobody saw happening. perhaps he should have been nicer and more respectful to his president. let's analyze it. byron york and fox news contributor, good day to you. start with what happened in new york, start with the left and reflect on what happened in maryland as well. many thought the progressive left was on the move but it didn't emerge until last night. >> this is a big deal and compared a little bit to representative eric cantor's defeat in virginia in 2014 that signaled there was a lot of disruption going on inside the republican party that we saw
big time in 2016. now you havethe old guard 10-terin line to be leadership joe crowley being upset by a 28-year-old socialist candidate. you really see the energy in the bernie wing of the democratic party because think we weren't cused on what donald trump is doing and saying every single day, the divisions inside the democratic party would be a much bigger story. that old hillary/bernie fight is still going on. >> bill: medicare for all is what she supports. is proud of it. housing as a human right, federal jobs guarantee. this is a very leftward-leaning candidate on policy, byron. >> a big win for the very progressive wing of the party and by the way, joe crowley had moved a lot of his positions to the left to try to accommodate his district, a very, very
left-leaning, deeply blue district. there is also something generational going on here. the current leadership of the house democratic party, pelosi, hoyer, and clyburn are 78, 79 and 77 years old respectively. joe crowley would have been the new generation of leadership at 56. now defeated by a 28-year-old. again indicates there is a lot of turmoil going on in th rty. >> bill: keep an eye on that story. for the republicans, the president was a big winner. you had mcmaster winning the governor's race in south carolina. dan donovan winning in new york in staten island. that's significant. >> it is. what it shows is the enormous level of approval of the president inside the republican party. we've seen some polls lately showing that republican approval for the president's job performance is around 90%. higher than previous icans at this time
their terms. so if you look at south carolina where you have the governor henry mcmaster very early supporter of donald trump in south carolina. then contrastthat to representative mark sanford who lost his primary to a pro-trump candidate. you see the power of the president in republican politics. >> bill: i have one more for you 30 seconds. mitt romney is almost a shoe-in to be a u.s. senar,wow. how willthat go? >> that is definitelygoing to happen. 30 years after he wanted to be in the senate for massachusetts he is definitely going to be in the senate from utah now. wh everybody will be watching is what kind of relationship he has with the president. he actually published an op-ed on it the other day saying that he would agree and support the president when he supports the policies and he would call out the president when he doesn't. i think what we are going to
see is if romney comes to washington as a senator and trump does something outrageous romney will probably criticize him but end up voting with the president maybe 90 plus percent of the time. >> bill: thank you, byron. sure isinteresting. talk to you again real soon. thanks. >> sandra: fox news alert. national security advisor john bolton is in moscow to lay the ground work for a possible u.s./russia summit. he is expected to meet foreign minister sergey lavrov and head to the kremlin with a me with president vladimir putin. kristin fisher is live from the white house. what are they expected to talk about? >> they are going to be talking about this possible trump/putin summit but really the time to watch is 12:30 eastern time. that's when john bolton is expected to gia press conference where he may announce the date and location of this possible trump/putin summit. john bolton is no friend to
russian president vladimir putin. just last year he accused him of lying and said the u.s. negotiates with russia at its peril. but now he is the add min traition's point man for negotiating the terms of this possible summit. last time the president trump and putin met in person was on the sidelines of the apec summit in vietnam last november. now looking like if this summit does take place, that it would happen sometime in mid-july right after the nato summit. thatto someern among our nato allies. worry about a possible repeat of the g-7 summit in canada lavished praion north korea leader kim jong-un in singapore. our nato allies worry it could happen and president putin is opposed to the existence nato. >> sandra: on capitol hill where house leaders are expected to vote on the compromise immigration bill,
what is at this point the likelihood of it passing? >> it's not looking very good, sandra. house republicans have really been scrambling over the last 24 hours or so to try to add last-minute changes to to attract more support for the so-called compromise immigration bill but having a tough time getting conservatives on board especially since the president himself has sent mixed messages about it. but just minutes ago president trump tweeted his support for it saying that quote republicans should pass the strong but fair immigration bill known as the goodlatte 2 in their afternoon vote today. he went on to say that even though the dems won't let it pass in the senate passage will show we want strong borders and security while the dems want open borders equals crime win. maybe enough to sway some of the conservatives on capitol hill? >> bill: 13 past awaiting a major decision from the u.s.
supreme court and how it may affect woaces nade when justices take up the case regaing unions. live for the court in moments. a lot on the line today. >> sandra: president trump says travel ban victory is a vindication of his tough policies. republican senator john kennedy has reaction. >> bill: republicans calling a vote to senator congresswoman maxine waters for her calls to target trump administration members. some say she crossed the line and they are calling for action now. >> the reality is, i don'have anything personal against ms. waters. i just think that her discourse was actually a discredit to the house of representatives and that's the measure of whether somebody should be censored. she should be responsible for what she said.
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>> there is no place for any kind of call of violence or ment of anybody based on your political viewpoints of all things. this is america. we didn't do that when barack obama was president. there were a lot of things we didn't agree with him on in terms of his policies but we never tried to incite violence against him or his supporters. there is no place for that on either side of the aisle. >> : steve scalise would know about this. they're calling on censoring waters. moments ago congratulations to maxine waters whose crazy rants have made her with nancy pelosi the unhinged face of the democratic party. together they'll make america weak again. have no fear. america is stronger than ever before and i'm not going anywhere. my next guest introduced a
measure to have waters censored, andy biggs. what do you hope to get out of this? >> i think the institution has to take a stance. that's what the framers in the constitution said. you have to police yourself. i think just making individual comments like many of us have said this is repugnant doesn't do it. she has indicated since she made her initial comments that she doesn't see anything wrong with them. that she doesn't have any remorse, no regrets, and she will continue to encourage this kind of in your face harassment of people who support president trump and work on his staff. i see visions of the elaine chao incident. for pete sake, we have a press secretary that has to have a security detail. you can't keep lighting the fuse here and hope thnoing happens because i think we are getting a tinderbox. >> bill: you mention elaine
chao incident. go ahead and roll it, guys. she was leaving and senate majority leader mitch mcconnell and this is what happened there. [people shouting] let them have it and apparently one of the guys in that group his parents are from mexico and if you check his twitter feed he wants no border patrol, no ice, which is something we were talking about earlier today, though. the left say that the president is partly to blame for this because they would argue he started this trend. i don't know where you are on that. i'll let you answer that in a moment. brit hume writes this. we need to draw back from this place, he says, one way would
be to recognize the wisdom, the big book of alcoholics anonymous, the book written in 1939 is intended as a guy for problem drinkers but its 12 steps trace a path for anyone. in america today the book's step 10 christ out to be followed. nothing pays off like restraint of pen and tongue. a suggestion that everybody needs to pull back. >> i agree with that. that's effectively what i'm trying to do with this censor motion is say look, what happened here was unacceptable. everybody -- when i talk to people on the other side of the aisle who are friends of mine they agree it's unacceptable rhetoric and conduct. the only one who doesn't get it is representative waters. and so i think we need to have an institutional stop check. but it causes all of us to step back and re-evaluate. just remember about a year ago after steve scalise was shot we
all got together on the floor and said we'll dial down our rhetoric and talk about policies and issues, we'll leave personalities out of this. but we're not doing that. we aren't seeing that. what we're seeing is this kind of attempt to ratchet this up to get physical confrontations going. 24/7 in the most mundane aspects of life. eating out. >> bill: it's dangerous. >> yeah. >> bill: your voice is well heard, sir. thank you for coming on today and see what kind of progress you make. andy biggs with us out of arizona on the hill. >> sandra: speaking of civility we're learning a lot more about that restaurant owner who kicked sarah sanders out of the restaurant and set off a firestorm and a federal judge ordered the u.s. border patrol to stop separating families as president trump slams america's immigration laws. >> president trump: we have the worst immigration laws in the history of the world. is a joke. people can't believe it.
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>> bill: white house press secretary sarah sanders expected to receive a secret service detail after she and her family were asked to leave a restaurant in lexington, virginia, because the staff objected to her role in the trump administration. her father, mike huckabee, speaking out about that and had this to say. >> i do think her attitude was i could stay and make a scene, sure, i could demand she serve me but to what end? how does that serve a growing level of civility? it doesn't. so when the manager made it clear that she wanted her to exit the restaurant, she did it quietly and shy did it politely.
that's the way southern women do things. they dodisrespect others. >> bill: we know the owner of the red hen restaurant who kicked sanders out has stepped down from her leadership position with a local business group in virginia. >> sandra: federal judge now ordering the u.s. border patrol to stop separating families at the southern border and to reunites already separated within 30 days. this as president trump urges congress for more g for his border wall. yesterday he spoke with gop lawmakers slamming america's immigration laws. >> president trump: it is a hodge podge of laws that have years and we have to change it. it's really bad when it is a criminal and we have plenty of them coming into the country this way. and they use the children. they use these young children for their own benefit. so we have to change the whole immigration picture. >> sandra: we are joined live from mission texas with brian
ennis. >> good morning. the federal district judge issued a late night injunction in san diego. it says all 2300 separated families must be reunited nationwide within 30 days. that is by july 26th. it also said that the children 5 and yoger must be reunited within 14 days. all parents must also have had a telephone conversation with their child within 10 days and the child can no longer be separated unless the parent is deemed unfit. now, in this ruling the judge said that the government hastily separated families with no effective system in place stating, quote, the unfortunate reality, under the present system migrant children are not accounted for with the same efficiency and accuracy as property. that cannot satisfy the requirements of due process. protests continued yesterday nationwide. also in el paso as the trump
administration's health and human services secretary alex azar stified that parents will have to prove they are the legal guardians of these separated children and that hhs cannot reunite families while parents are still in custody. >> i cannot reunite them while the parents are in custody because of the court order that doesn't allow the kids to be with their parents for more than 20 days. i find it hard to imagine, but we need congress to fix that. >> the average stay for a child in hhs care unaccompanied minor is 57 days. again, sandra, looks like this won't be a day's ngprocess t perhaps weeks and months, who knows? >> sandra: is there any evidence the separation policy deterred people from crossing? >> we're getting new numbers now from the u.s. customs and border patrol that points to that. look at these numbers from last
week when the height of the separation policy and the media coverage was as its highest. you can see that in a typical week in the rio grande valley, 4200 plus migrants were apprehended in this area. last week that number was 3100. a 20% decline given everything that has been happening. again, anecdotal evidence and we'll have to see the numbers over time. here in the rio grande valley that saw the highest number of migrants last year be apprehended we're seeing a 25% decline last week. >> sandra: brian ennis, thank you. >> bill: what new satellite images are showing in north korea and how the trump team a few weeks removed from the singapore summit is responding on all that. >> sandra: we are looking live now at any moment we could get a glimpse of that anti-trump agent working for the f.b.i. everyone is waiting to hear what he has to say when he goes
behind closed doors with house lawmakers this morning. >> bill: also new reaction in d.c. after the president's victory on the travel ban. louisiana senator john kennedy reacts on that and more coming up next live. >> president trump: we had a tremendous victory today and we greatly appreciate it. we needed it as a country. that was a big victory for -- i can tell you everyone at this table is very happy about it. it was a big victory for our country. carl? lowest price guaranteed. what about the world's lowest limbo stick? how low can you go? nice one, carl. hey i've got an idea. just say, badda book. badda boom. badda book. badda boom. nice. always the lowest price, guaranteed. book now at choicehotels.com
>> sandra: fox news alert president trump praising the supreme court's decision to uphold the la version of his administration's controversial travel ban that allows travel restrictions to remain in place for five mostly muslim nations, syria, iran, lebanon, yemen and others. the decision sparking protests across the country. reaction still pouring in from
washington, of course, that seems to be divided. >> president trump: today's supreme court ruling just coming out a tremendous success, a tremendous victory for the american people and for our constitution. we have to be tough and we have to be safe and we have to be secure. >> this is not a religious ban. the first order was poorly written. the third iteration of the executive order made a lot of sense to me. you are picking up countries with high threat levels and poor vetting process. it makes sense. i think the ruling makes it safer. >> it was about our safety, it would be a different list. but again, th stems from a person that started their campaign talking about mexicans and muslims in a way that just disappoints you. >> sandra: let's bring in louisiana republican senator john kennedy. he serves on the senate judiciary committee. senator kennedy, thank you for your time this morning. you've been roaming the halls there. what's the reaction you hear
from your colleagues as this sits in this morning? >> mixed depending on your politics. but if you set aside your politics, and if you know the difference between a law book and an mlb catalog, and you read the immigration and nationality act of 1965, the ruling was clearly correct. in that act, congress has given the president, whomever the president may be, broad power to protect this country and use the immigration laws to do it. and all the president said in his executive order he said here are seven countries, they are state sponsors of terrorism, and we can't check people out. we can't do a background check on the people who live in those countries who want to come to america. how will you do a background check on somebody from syria? you want to call the syrian chamber of commerce? the country is at war. and the president said because
of this danger we aren't going to let these folks in. and it is a matter of national security. the dissent tried to make it a religious test. what the dissent says as i read it, muslims, if you're a practitioner of the muslim religion you deserve special treatment. i don't agree with that. this executive order speaks -- treats all religions equally. venezuela was on the list. venezuela is 88% roman catholic. 10% of the people in syria are christians. now, the dissent seemed to say and the maxine waters wing of washington, which is a lot of people, they say well, if the list includes any muslims, muslims can't be forbidden because they deserve special treatment and i just don't read the constitution that way. >> sandra: does this ruling, as
your colleague in the senate, lindsey graham said, make this country safer? >> yeah, there is no question. i mean, if you apply -- if you live in syria right now and you want to come to america, how do we check you out? if you live in venezuela, if you live in yemen right now and they say we're a good person and we want to come to america. we need to do a background check. how do you do that? >> sandra: i'll jump in here because we have images of peter strzok, the anti-trump f.b.i. agent is now arriving on capitol hill. i say anti-trump agent because, of course, all those thousands of text messages have now been revealed about his anti-trump sentiment while working at the f.b.i. but that was peter strzok. he has arrived and will be sitting down behind closed doors with members of congress shortly to answer some questions there. he has agreed to do so
voluntarily. before i move on an the idea of immigration, senator, do you have anything to add there as we saw peter strzok arrive there? >> no. i have think the decision by the u.s. supreme court is correct and upheld the rule of law and the importance of national security. i regret that the dissent just talked about president trump. the majority opinion as it should talked about the presidency. >> sandra: meanwhile, house leaders are expected to vote on this compromised immigration bill this morning, or today, i should say. what are you hearing about the likelihood of that passing, senator? >> oh, all across the spectrum. i don't think democrats will vote for anything if they perceive it as a victory for president trump. i regret that but i think that's the political reality. frankly i won't support any immigration legislation until we first secure the border.
period, end of discussion. >> sandra: all right, senator kennedy, always good to have you on the program. hope you come back. busy morning there. thank you, sir. >> bill: that would mean the immigration bill will go down twice if indeed it doesss the house. >> sandra: peter strzok arrived on capitol hill. the first time we've really seen him recently. >> bill: from what we hear he likes to talk and answer questions. this interview, let's say, could go r long time today on the hill and we'll see what comes of it. in a moment bob goodlatte is one of those. catherine herridge, did she get a question in? bob goodlatte is chairman of that committee on stand by. we'll talk to him after this break. what will he ask? you're about to find out his first question, perhaps, next.
lawmakers. moments ago there he is appearing on the hill. he agreed to appear for a closed-door interview. just arriving. my next guest issued a subpoena to compel that appearance but that isn't necessary now. chairmb tte is with me now. good morning and thank you for your time, sir. do you want to tip your hand? >> no, we have lots of questions and i think your viewers have been following this and know the construct here. peter strzok is at the center of a great deal of controversy with regard to the f.b.i. both with regard to the investigation into former secretary of state and presidential candidate hillary clinton and into the so-called trump/russia investigation. and his bias reflected in the text that he exchanged with lisa page, another f.b.i. employee, are just absolutely stunning. so you can imagine we'll be asking a lot of questions about
that bias and about his role in both investigations. >> bill: let me ask you a specific question. you believe he was biased. that's clear based on your answer. did that bias affect the decisions he made directing agents to go in a direction or perhaps more than one or two directions investigating the trump campaign because of that bias? >> those questions will be asked and we're very interested in hearing his answer but i will tell you that the bias which was clearly against donald trump and for hillary clinton is reflected in the actions that were taken by the f.b.i. in both those investigations. they leaned over backwards to give her special treatment that no other criminal suspect would receive. and in the trump case they leaned forward to launch an investigation. the roots of which we need to learn a lot more about.
>> bill: did peter strzok fill the application out for the fisa warrant that was later used to surveil carter page, sir? >> i have to be very ful about answering questions regarding documents that are classified so i think i'll pass on that. let say he was heavily involved in that investigation and -- >> bill: i apologize. maybe there is another way to phrase it respecting the bounds by which you are trying to operate here. was there anyone within the agency who was more central than peter strzok on the russia investigation as it relates to the trump campaign? >> that's a great question. we're certainly going to ask that of him. but from what we know at this point, he was a central figure, perhaps the central figure, in both investigations. >> bill: okay. i understand he is a talker and likes to explain himself. i imagine if i were him i would like to explain myself as well. >> we'll be there to listen and
have lots of questions we'd like to listen to his answers to. >> bill: have you ever met him? >> i have not. >> bill: based on his reputation what have you heard about him? >> he has a long-term reputation of being a very effective counter intelligence agent. and that reflected in how both these cases were handled caused us to have a lot of questions about the nature of his conduct in each of those investigations. reflected in bias that he expressed in his private email texts. >> bill: how much did the i.g. report that reflected bias, how much did that affect what you are doing on the house side in your committee? >> a tremendous help to us. while we have been working in the same direction, the inspector general had access to a lot of documents and a lot of witnesses a lot earlier than we did. so the inspector general's report and his testimony before the judiciary and oversight
committee helps to fill in a lot of pieces in this very complex puzzle. but his report only covers the clinton matters and even those are not completely covered. so many questions about other aspects in comparing and contrasting these two investigations. that's what we're about, making sure we do not ha that kind of bias reflected in a future presidential campaign by anybody of any party and 2020 is not that far off. >> bill: if you think about this, if the federal bureau of investigation was investigating as to whether or not russia was meddling in a national election, why would that information not be shared with the campaign that was targeted? >> that's a very good question. and we are going to -- as we proceed here and we have a number of high-level witnesses that are becoming up here in the next several weeks. we have the f.b.i. director and
the deputy attorney general testifying in public tomorrow before the judiciary committee. so these are questions that are going to be brought to light. >> bill: this is not under oath, right? this is just a -- is it fair to say a question and answer session, is that how you describe it? >> yes. first of all, we said that we were going to subpoena him because we tried for weeks to get him in and then his attorney said he will come voluntarily that creates a different set of circumstances. then we got a lot of uncooperation about setting that time so i issued a subpoena last friday and again earlier this week it turned into a voluntary interview again. it is something that allows both sides more latitude in gathering information. we're comfortable with the format we haand we'll hold a public hearing with mr. strzok in the very near future. >> bill: so that will happen? >> that will. >> bill: is there a date? >> not yet. >> bill: will you have lisa
page appear as well? >> there are lots of discussions about a lot of witnesses in this case and she >> bill: sir, thank you r your time. i know you want to get inside that room and see how long it goes. i expect it to go several hours late into the afternoon. is that a fair assessment? >> i think that's a good guess. >> bill: okay. we'll see what we learn. bob goodlatte, i hope you come back. thank you for your time today. appreciate it. 11 minutes now before the hour. >> sandra: fox news alert we await one more big supreme court decision today after the justices ruled in favor of the president's travel ban yesterday. how a big case could affect the unio across the country. plus president trump threatening harley davidson with higher taxes over its plan to move some production overseas. more on this ahead. >> president trump: they announced it earlier this year. harley davidson is using that as an excuse and i don't like that.
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>> sandra: fox news alert. we're awaiting a major supreme court ruling that could affect unions across the country. the highest court is expected to release a decision on whether public employees can be required to pay union fees even if they are not members of the union. shannon bream, the host of fox news at night joins us now live from outside the supreme court. shannon, another busy morning there. >> it is, sandra. we're told this is the last day of the term and we expect the union dues fee case is coming in a matter of minutes. this one stems out of illinois. there is a public sector employee there who challenged
this idea he has to pay union fees to a union he doesn't want to support political, their messages, who they campaign for he as an employee i don't want that. the other side of the argument is every employee part of a union or not part of the union but part of the class of employees benefit from the union going to bat for them in collective bargaining about hours and benefits. the idea they would get the benefits without having to pay in is the idea of free rider. that's something that the court has not been willing to do. decades ago there was a big sion here that is the one we're looking to see if they overturn today. if they do it means public sector employees can't be forced to pay any portion of union dues or fees whether they join or not and it could impact millions of people. unions across the country have been watching this closely. a similar case up for decision a couple years ago. justice scalia died unexpectedly. if he was writing that decision
that was going to overturn this idea of forced union fees or due and ended in a 4-4 tie after his death. today we'll get a ruling on the merits and find where it goes forward for public sector unions and whether there would be if it overturns that fee requirement that a private sector union employee would challenge it as well. >> sandra: as far as yesterday when the supreme court handed down their ruling on the president's travel ban, we were unsure whether or not this would be the last day of the term. is today indeed the last day of the supreme court term which is why we're expecting these two decisions that have to be out today? >> yes. it was supposed to be monday. that was schedule. in my years of covering the court it's typical they will extend it a day or two. we are told it is the last day. if they decided to surprise us,
but the chief said yesterday today would be the final day. this place the most secret in the world and they have their own printing presses here so nothing do, none of these opinions leave this building. it's a very tight place. we'll be on retirement watch as well. >> sandra: long days for you and we'll probably see you in a few moments. >> bill: all right, moments away from the start of a significant interview the f.b.i. agent peter strzok and house lawmakers. he went in and we listened to bob goodlatte chairman of what committee. mccarthy on that and a lot more. don't move. big hour coming up at the top of the hour in "america's newsroom." let's take a look at some numbers:
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campaign investigation and hillary clinton investigation. he will appear behind closed doors with the committees on capitol hill. >> he is not going to get immunity and invoke the fifth. lawmakers have a ton of questions. >> mr. strzok and ms. page. did they start an investigation the trump campaign because they had a political bias or based on legitimate evidence? >> the lack of transparency hasn't served the country well in any of these matters. the question goes beyond personal bias but the question of whether or not the bias peter strzok manifested itself in the form of investigative decisions. >> how did the whole thing get started and whether it was some form of entrapment? >> my question is what role did they play in the russia investigation? >> these investigations were going on at the same time. whether you're a liberal or conservative, republican or democrat i don't know how you look at them and say that the same quality of justice was accorded to both.
>> bill: fox news contributor, former u.s. attorney andrew mccarthy with us now. quickly, though, you heard the question about goodlatte about 15 minuteago about whether or not peter strzok was involved in the fisa application that was used to surveil carter page. is he or not? >> he would have been deeply involved in it. congressman would have been very hesitant appropriately so to answer your question because the application itself is classified. so he has to be careful about how he addresses it. but a fisa application, any wiretap application, even one on just a criminal wiretap is a collaborative process and often the agent whose name is given as the agent is the one who knows the least about the process which doesn't mean he doesn't know anything but there may be -- >> bill: the point is peter strzok is central to all of this.
>> exactly. >> sandra: we got a glimpse of him arriving on capitol hill. a big moment for many of us. the american people have become familiar withface and he will sit behind closed doors. we have breaking news coming in now that we need to hit coming from the supreme court. >> bill: fox news alert now waiting on this and the u.s. supreme court now has ruled in favor of non-union workers who have challenged the fees paid to public sector unions and a major organized labor case. something we've been waiting on for some time. the supreme court rules that non-union workers cannot be forced to pay fees to public sector unions. this is going to change an awful lot in america over 22 different states. shannon bream has the decision now. shann, what do u have? >> this came from illinois. a public sector employee challenged this and didn't want to be forced to pay union dues
or fees into a union whose political messages he didn't agree with and felt it was a violation of his first amendment. it was 5-4. they agree with the worker saying this takiof the fees violates the first amendment and cannot continneither anagcy other payment to the union may be deducted from a non- wages nor any attempt to be made to collect such payment unless the employee consents to pay. you can't take it out of their paycheck because they are a member of this class, in this case the illinois public employee. by agreeing to pay, non-members are waiving first amendment rights and it can't be presumed. any money is taken from them re the standard cannot be met. this essentially is overturning the old case i told you about from 40 years ago which has held that non-members can be forced to pay some fees because they do benefit in some way from collective bargaining and other things unions do on their
behalf even if they aren't a member. justice minces no words about this. abaaoud is wrongly decided and it is overruled. the judgment from the u.s. court of appeals reversed the case is remanded and sent back down for proceedings consistent up ends things that benefited unions. it allowed them to take money from people's paychecks even though they didn't want to join the union. there is a dissent. the majority overthrows a decision in this nation's law and economic life for 40 years. so she says it weaponizes judges. the same 5-4 split we saw on big decisions yesterday and it happens today. you need to think about the
impact of justice neil gorsuch the newest member of the bench. his vote has been key in all these three cases. had the presidential election gone differently you would have to think the cases would as well. >> bill: significant. all about money and revenue as it affects the unions. >> sandra: shannon ll stand by outside the court for us. former u.s. attorney andrew mcwith us. plations of this. you are talking about unions, 5 million government employees in 24 states and washington, d.c. could be affected by this ruling. this is wide reaching. >> it dries up a very rich well of support mainly for democrats because the leadership of these unions tends to be much more left leaning than the rank and file do. and as a result it's a nice treasure chest for them that they may not have the benefit of anymore as time goes on. >> bill: union membership in the public sector equates to
almost 35% of all workers going back to 2017. this is a huge pot of money and this is a significant part of the working population. >> it sure does. i think in the context the public sector unions, there is much less of an argument that they are piggybacking on the back of the union leadership for purposes of collective bargaining and the like. a different dynamic when you deal with unions and government representatives as opposed to unions and management in traditional labor negotiations. >> sandra: this ruling coming down on the last day of the term for the supreme court. yesterday at this time the ruling on the president's travel ban. certainly we're seeing in washington this morning reaction still pouring in and democrats and republicans quite divided on that ruling. >> you know, it goes to show how divisive our politics is. as a strict legal matter it should have been a slam dunk case because you are dealing in
a situation where the president is at the height of his constitutional authority because we're talking about foreign elements trying to ingress into the united states. plus he is also acting on a sweepiutory warrant from congress, the section 1182f, the statute that he was relying on in the immigration law gives the president enormous power to restrict the entry of classes of immigrants into the united states. so combining those two things, the president is really acting at the top of his powers and the fact that this was a close case is a function of the rhetoric on the campaign trail and the judges feeling like they can basically take account of that political dynamic rather than just look at the four corners of the legal problem. >> bill: conservatives are on a roll. you look at the last two weeks in the rulings that have come from the supreme court and
another 5-4 decision. neil gorsuch is critical in all of this and he is not there unless mitch mcconnell holds the line after the death of justice scalia. >> not there ifdonald trump is not elected president. for all of the dissid on the right regarding president trump if hillary clinton is elected president, either merrill garland is in that seat or an even more left wing lawyer is in that seat and these decisions go the other way. >> bill: question on the travel ban. it seems to come to this. administration is arguing these countries couldn't tell us who these people were and there was a list of six, seven or eight at the beginning. some added on and one dropped off. the country was chad in western africa. the administration saying the government in chad developed a better policy where they could vet and that's why they were taken off the list. all these other countries, have they been able to develop anything that would convince the administration that people coming here can be verified and
vetted? >> bill: you wouldn't think iran would, right? they have a regime that's officially hostile to us. we won't have cooperative relations with them. the best part of the process. i wasn't crazy about the e order i must say because i think what they were trying to accomplish was a heightened vetting for islamic supreme -- in the various places where it operates. if you take eight countries where we don't have a long history of terrorism in the west from those countries, which really discounts about 85% of the muslim population in the world, and doesn't look at, for example, there were enclaves in the outskirts of paris where terrorism is a stronger ideology that some muslim countries. what the administration was hoping to do was put in a global system where we could
separate pro-american, pro-western muslims who we want to embrace, from sharia supremacists that have a ideology that causes terrorism. the course of the litigation which caused the president and administration to say no, we have no anti-muslim bias and to bend over backwards to show that they don't, the effect of that is that we're further away than we've everbeen from actually having a system where you can do global vetting for this ideology. >> bill: the court said e executive branch has the authority to rule on immigration. >> they did it where the administration demonstrated bending over backwards they have no anti-muslim bias. and i don't know how you confront the ideology without understanding that this is an ideology that branches off from islam and you have to be able to vet for it. >> sandra: i wonder if you could broaden it out. the president responded saying
it vindicates him, a big victory for he and his administration. you talk about conservatives on a roll. this was -- the travel ban was the first big ruling on a trump administration policy. does this give them, the administration, momentum? >> it does two things. it vindicates the presidency more than it does president trump because these are powers of the presidency whoever is the president. but from president trump's perspective, the very disturbing thing about the federal judiciary since he has become president they have tried to install the jurisprudence of trump. somehow because he is a unique president is not entitled to all the prerogatives and legal privileges that other presidents have and i think the court has given that the back of the hand. >> bill: good headliner. come on back. i just want our viewers to know the supreme court just ruled on the union matter here. this is significant. they overturn a 41-year-old
decision that allowed states to require that public employees pay fees to unions. the unions can take that money and they could protect workers, yes, in the workplace and fight for their union rights for workers in the workplace and also use it for litical campaigns. this was really at the heart of what these justices were deciding here. 5-4 decision came down now. we'll see the effects of it. >> sandra: a stunning upset for democrats. a young socialist newcomer beats a powerful new york congressman with close ties nancy pelosi. what joe crowley's big loss means for the party as democrats move further to the left. >> bill: republican side. president trump flexing his muscle to the mid-terms pushing supporters to victory. he is on a roll, too. our a-team weighs in on that straight ahead. >> ladies and gentlemen, with what we have now, with what we have now in south carolina, we are on the edge of the greatest prosperity that we've ever had.
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napolitano. 41 years, judge, it has been a law, no more. what do you think? >> just finished reading this for you, bill and sandra, and it is rare for the supreme court of the united states to say within two generations of a prior decision it was wrong then and it iswrong now and it has been wrongly applied and it has caused more harm than good and therefore we'll overrule it. that's effectively what they did day by overruling a decision of itself 40 years ago that had expressly permitted the states to require its -- their employees to join labor unions. today with a more sensitive view of the first amendment and with a track record of labor management issues that has not always gone well for either side, the court has said enough is enough. you have the right to join the union and you have the right not to join. and the government will not push you in one direction or the other. >> bill: judge, have you
considered the financial impact of a rulilike this on unions in america? >> the court has not considered it but for us to consider it and the unions know this, the word is catastrophic. the ly reason -- the prinl reason that labor unions have survived to 2018, they are 100 years old -- is because states have forced employees to join them. without the compulsion of law forcing members to join unions, the unions will be required to offer benefits so that people will voluntarily join. i don't know that they have the financial wherewithal to do this if you look at it from republican versus democrat, as you were just discussing with andy mccarthy because of some crazy phenomenon where blue r union members tend to be more republican, their labor union leaders tend to be more
democratic. it's catastrophic for the democrats. >> bill: thank you, judge. >> sandra: thank you. several candidates backed by president trump went to victory last night including south carolina governor henry mcmaster, as a 10-term democrats loses to a 28-year-old democrat. let's go maria bartiromo and brad blakeman, former assistant to george w. bush. richard fowler radio talk show host and fox news contributor. you wouldn't be the a-team if you didn't have lengthy resumes, right? brad, start with you first. what a night that was. what were you able to conclude from this? >> coattails from the president. the president came in to south carolina. the vice president came in supported candidates. remember, in election cycles you have to be selected by the party before you are elected by the people. we have selected people who are
electable and where the party should be. that's the good news going into november. >> i agree with that. a good night for the president, but also i think it's really important to take a look at what happened in the democratic party. it's huge upset ousting crowley. you wonder if this is actually furthering the democratic party further left. i feel this party has been hijacked by the left and i think that's been the issue with a lot of upand the debate going on. if this is portending to further movements to the left i think the party is in trouble. >> sandra: what does it say? 28-year-old socialist, it was a big victory. what does it say for your party? >> i think we're running 435 races and 50 senate races. every race will be different. in this race what you have from joe crowley is a situation he was running in a race out of touch with his district. he knocked on more doors and talked to more doors. she wasn't outworked and why
she won this race. >> she was outspent 20-1 and she thumped him. i'm wondering if it's exclusive to that district of new york and the bronx and a sliver of queens. we talked about the progressive march in the democratic party. hasn't shown its face until last night. this was resounding. >> it was resounding in this particular race. we're running 435 different races. this particular race crowley didn't talk to his constituents and she will likely win this race and likely go to congress. with that being said we're running a lot of other races across the country. running underwood in illinois and she will win. what you see from the democratic party we'll run younger, newer faces and win back the house by doing that. >> i think the president probably has a new nickname for the young lady who won in
queens and that's bernice sanders. she is bernie sanders. >> bill: bernice, want to be clear. >> it's all about being very progressive. when high democrats go left. she was for universal free healthcare. >> bill: medicare for all. housing as a human right. >>there was no issues that were center. the american people, thank god, are just right of center. we're not far right or far left. she represents her district i'll agree with richard. the question for the party is this ing to go now national? >> sandra: here was her platform. medicare for all, gun control. assault weapons ban. immigration olish ice, higher education for all and the president weighed in on
hater congressman joe crowley who expected would take nancy pelosi's place lost his primary election. he is out. that's a big won that nobody saw happening. perhaps he should have been nicer and more respectful to his president. >> it's interesting, you mentioned bernice sanders. she was one of the organizers for bernie. she was one of the organizers for bernie sanders and makes you wonder what could have been had the democratic party not been in the tank for hillary clinton and unfortunately pushed bernie sanders aside. >> bill: you think about this now. if democrats won control of the house in november. if nancy pelosi went through a tough vote to be house speaker, joe crowley was a lot of people thought he would be the guy. two weeks ago people predicted he would be the next house speaker. >> we can make a lot of predictions. if you were asking to republicans in 2010 they would see different things. they didn't expect the tea party wave, either. let's talk about gun control. it is an issue that seems to
resonate across the country. if you talk to mothers in parkland, florida, gun control is a big issue and mothers in sante fe, texas, gun control is a big issue. it is not just a liberal or republican issue. it's an american issue. we can realize the proliferation of high capacity weapons isn't okay. she has common sense and won the district because she outworked her opponents and that's what democrats will do in the general election. >> bill: i want to make a hard turn. mitt romney will win in utah. what is that relationship like between senator romney and president trump, brad? >> i think it will be one where romney said it himself. when i'm with the president i'm with him. when i'm not i will be honest and speak up. the fact that we'll w have a reliable republican senate seat saved is all that matters. >> they were good to each other. the president tweeted about it congratulating him. it els like they're trying to at least show people that maybe it's under the bridge at this
point. you make a good point. mitt romney was a never trum per and not sigh about saying it. >> bill: he could be an effective senator. >> he could. >> sandra: conclusive win by mitt romney. i look forward to working together. a great and loving family will be coming to d.c. >> the president needs mitt romney to be with him on a lot of issues and romney will be one of the voices that says wait a minute, mr. president, you can't do this and my vote won't be one of those votes that allows you to do it. >> the good news is they are both good business people. i think romney and trump will play off each other well. >> i don't know about that. >> i think so. >> the jury is still want. >> you want an independent thinker. everybody should want that. he will probably be supportive of his party. >> bill: effective senators are organized and direct. mitt romney has been organized and a national figure. >> he is not somebody the
senate will have to come to know. >> he is an independent thinker and make him effective in the senate and be able to corral colleagues to be independent thinkers and not just get in line and vote. >> sandra: we have the breaking news and ruling coming down on the union fees by the supreme court. the president has weighed in and says this. supreme court ruled in favor of non-union workers who are as an ple le support a candidate of his or her choice without having those who control the union deciding for them. big loss for the coffers of the democrats. >> this remind me of the american revolution. no taxation without representation. apparently now with the supreme court there is no unionization without representation. judge napolitano said it. it is a seminole moment in unions where they scrape to get every member.
they have to figure out how they will operate under the new regulations. >> i think it's the right call. people should be able to vote and support who they want to support not because you are part of a union. i'm happy with it. >> bill: some of your money goes to pay tax dollars for programs you may not like but llgo to support political candidates? >> let's be clear. what this case really ruled on was fee payers. the money goes to the actual bargaining of the contract. in this case this worker the money he was paying goes for the payment for what it costs to bargain his contract. and this case says no longer. >> bill: he was getting benefits from it but he chose -- he didn't care about that. >> exactly. free riders will benefit from the contract who won't pay in to the contract and what the unions with arguing. union membership is higher than
it's been. 11 days all 55 counties in west virginia teachers struck. >> bill: we saw it in arizona. >> d kentucky and north carolina. >> bill: this is like news whiplash. great outfit, richard, well done. president trump may be gearing up for another major international summit as the ground work is being laid with a face-to-face meeting with vladimir putin and tell you what we're learning about that today. >> sandra: the battle over immigrds in a big legal victory for president trump as the supreme court upholds his travel ban. will it change the political debate? "america's newsroom" a-team will be back for a round table. >> we want to enforce our laws and keep the border secure and keep families together. from the first moment you met, it was love at first touch.
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infamous anti-trump text messages facing house lawmakers on capitol hill now. f.b.i. agent peter strzok appearing behind closed doors for a highly-anticipated interview with the house judiciary committee. we're back with the "america's newsroom" a-team. maria bartiromo, brad blakeman and richard fowler are here. what a moment that was, maria, to see him arrive on capitol hill and walk into the room for the interview. we hadn't seen him in person if quite some time. >> a lot of people hear what he has to say. he was explaining to do after his texts suggesting he was willing to put his bias on the line and let it dictate where the investigation goes. i think now there is a lot of questions saying oh, let me go back to the i.g. michael horowitz's testimony and really look through exactly what he said because he did not say that there was not bias that affected decisions when it relates to the trump/russia collusion investigation. which was started on july 31,
2016, eight days later peter strzok writes a text we'll op him. >> bill: from what we learned strzok was involved in l this. he ran the russia investigation for close to a year. >> absolutely. the senior leadership of the f.b.i. is what sticks. comey an admitted leaker, liar, mccabe number two seeking immunity and strzok having an extramarital affair in the f.b.i. using f.b.i. equipment to do these social media posts and tweets and the environment in the f.b.i. to even think it's okay to do this is a culture problem within the f.b.i. now remember, strzok today is not under subpoena. he is voluntarily appearing and he is not under oath and it is an interview. >> sandra: chairman goodlatte was on the program this morning talking to bill shortly before talking into that room to hold
that interview and he made it very clear where they stand before they start asking the questions. listen to this. that's goodlatte. okay. >> i will tell you that the bias which was cleaagainst donald trump and for hillary clinton is reflected in the actions that were taken by the f.b.i. in both those investigations. >> sandra: clearly anti-trump bias. the chairman heading into that meeting. >> listen, i think the f.b.i. did both candidates a disservice. we saw seven days before the election they found random emails on hillary clinton and that hurt her campaign. peter strzok is the poster child for untransparent law enforcement. the problem in this country for decades. activists have been calling for transparency for law enforcement in the local and state department and they deserve it on capitol hill. >> bill: we won't know a lot
about what happened inside there. the public hearing will happen, that will be must-see tv. you guys are civil. i see brad and richard, i see you guys debating through the window in washington, d.c. you guys like each other. >> we do. >> sandra: i'm not sure wh going on with maxine waters. she is getting a lot of attention in the call for uncivility in america and not sitting well and just speaking on a house committee a moment ago trying to shift the blame for all of this on the president. here is what she said. >> there was a time in america's history where you could be denied service in a restaurant based on the color of your skin, now apparently it's the color of your voter registration card. >> mr. chairman if you want to talk civility you start with the president of the united states. and you implore him not to continue to promote violence, not to continue to promote
divisiveness. >> i've never heard the president promote violence. >> i heard trump say punch him in the face. >> bill: you take that literally? >> people are talking maxine waters' comments literally. >> both sides need to calm down. >> absolutely. >> maxine waters has -- her speech was inciteful. he was looking for violence. gabby giffords and the republican congressmen shot in virginia. this is wrong and their actions can spur violence. >> she should take responsibility. >> i agree. you can't look at her in a vacuum and acts like there is 100% civility on the other side. both sides, both parties. so should the president.
the president engages in bad behavior and what is happening is everybody is looking at maxine waters as she is part of the problem but not looking at the white house that the president isn't also a bully. >> bill: in is not a chicken or egg argument anymore. >> we should all be more civil. >> bill: in a moment something happens all sides need to go back to their corners. we saw this on a baseball field. >> it doesn't help with hollywood targeting president trump like robert deniro and what he is throwing out. peter fonda saying somebody should kidnap sarah sanders children. enough. >> sandra: brit hume has weighed in through an opinion ece iting about things, the civility of now and he writes we need to draw back from this place. one way would be to recognize the wisdom in what is the greatest self-help book ever written the big book of alcoholics anonymous written in 1939 is intended as a guide for
problem drinkers but it's famous 12 steps trace a path for anyone. in america today the book's step 10 christ out cries out like nothing pays off like restraint of pen or tongue. >> bill: john bolton is in moscow. are you okay with that? collusion there? >> i'm happy we're talking to the russians. i hope we work on rebuilding with our allies. >> bill: russia intersects every issue we talk about. >> all i can tell you is this is good cop, bad cop. pompeo is a diplomat. bolton is a tough policy guy. i couldn't think of a better guy to sit down with putin. >> you can't ignore russia. we should have talks ia for sure. i do agree the trade issues and our allies need to be fixed as
well. >> sandra: sarah sanders made it clear there was a possibility of a presidential meeting. we're getting word that a decision and announcement is expected today on that potential meeting between the president and vladimir putin. >> bill: maybe we'll get a date. >> sandra: maybe we'll get a time and place. >> bill: thank you, richard, brad and maria. our a-team. we need a clap tracker for you guys. president trump threatening harley davidson looking to move some of its operations overseas. are the tariffs starting to backfire? charles payne is all over that. the payne is next on deck.
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want to meet someone who is all joy and no in you should meet charles payne host of "making money" on the fox business network. a big dust-up between two unlikely entities. you have the president and what's more american that harley davidson? >> imagine back in february when they did the photo op and harley and the president got together. back then harley davidson knew they were moving production outside of america. they announced opening a plat -- >> bill: it was true months ago? >> before the tariff dust-up began and the part about this. a two-prong thing here. i'm not ng to diss harley davidson for making big decisions, that's what you do when you are a company. u.s. motorcycle registration peaked in 2006. it was 288,000. we're talking about a 50%
haircut. if your biggest market declined by 50% as a business you are looking around how can i make that up? i understand what harley is doing. ironically enough registration in europe the last time we had motorcycles registered here than europe was in 2013. since then european registration has soared. i know why they want to manufacture. >> sandra: they're targeting that market and making it clear it behooves them to prove some production overseas. if i were to challenge you and the president on that, wasn't there an opportunity perhaps for this company to be persuaded to keep that manufacturing here at home and export to the e.u. >> that's what the unions are saying when they decided to close the kansas city plant. before the tariff dust-up the union said why are we closing this plant? they said we'll move some jobs to york, pennsylvania.
out of 800, 500 jobs are gone. it was a business decision. this is a problem i have, harley davidson has a 485,000 square foot production facility in australia. they aren't a member of tpp. they only have two bigger than that in the world. they could expand at plant to address the asian market. there is no excuses for this in terms of political. harley made a big mistake i think by trying to attach it to the tariffs. >> bill: you are nine days away from a tariff deadline. july 6 is the marker. if you don't get a resolution with the chinese negotiations the tariffs will go into place, correct? >> we have big news this morning. major news this morning. president trump is going to allow congress to address the issue of chinese investment. this is a big thing that happened monday that drove our markets much lower.
people should know. people understand chinese direct investment in america from 1999 to 2015 was $64 billion. it swd and was huge.illion. last year it dropped a lot to $29 billion. one of the reasons is because of cfius. they will put that on steroids. it is a congressional committee to vet the major investments. over the last -- from 20 early this year the number three area was information and technology. that was $16 billion. there are -- >> bill: part of the whole uranium thing. >> they get to say whether or not the bills are good for america. not a great committee per se but they did actually do their job last year and i think they're passing bills now to make it stronger commitment. >> sandra: before we let you go dow up triple digits now.
>> we were down 200 points. it is not president trump blinking. it takes away the idea that president trump could do a tweet at any time and send the markets order. it brings order to the process and it will be vigorous. >> bill: charles. to let our viewers know. these are the nothat charles did. >> annual reports from harley davidson for the last 15 years. i went through all of them and looked at all the manufacturing facilities and all the raw data. >> sandra: i love the work you do. see you tomorrow. flying from new york to london could soon get a whole lot faster. listen up. a total game changer. boeing has plans for a jet that can cross the pond in two hours, the 24/7 crew explains it next. oh, you brought butch. yeah! (butch growls at man) he's looking at me right now, isn't he? yup. (butch barks at man) butch is like an old soul that just hates my guts.
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is hour. good morning to you. >> good morning to you as well. we'll get to the president's reaction to the supreme court decision in a second. first of all breaking from fox news the white house is expected to announce tomorrow and could be as soon as today depending on what comes out of the russian p.r. machine a summit between president trump and president putin. a good target is the 9th of july. when the president is headed to belgium and the you -- u.k. at 12:30 in moscow john bolton will hold a press conference and not expected to come out with a formal announcement of ere and when of the summit but talk about his meetings with president putin and foreign minister sergey lavrov. he was there to lay the ground work for the summit between the two leaders and why it will
probably happen in the days after the nato summit. mnuchin said there is no reason for our nato allies to worry. >> the president has said very clearly there are areas of the world that we need to work with russia on, whether it's syria, whether it's iran, whether it's north korea, these are very important security issues. we have no plans on lifting any sanctions. >> the last time president trump saw putin was ckin november. they didn't have much of a substantive conversation on the sidelines but led to the president's famous quote aboard air force one headed to han -- hanoi. i believe he means it when he says it in terms of no russian collusion and no russian meddling in the election. the last substantive time the two leaders spent together was at the g27 hamburg a year ago
july. it will be a year almost anniversary to the last time they met. they met together for almost two hours. white house counselor kellyanne coay says this time around they'll have a lot to talk about. >> there have been sanctions. we've expelled russian official efs from this country. not once but twice. this president has taken swift and decisive action against assad in syria being propped up by putin but the president made clear when he sat down with putin last year that if there are big issues that our two countries can work on together he is willing to entertain working together on those issues. >> president trump also weighing in on that supreme court decision about non-union employees this morning tweeting supreme court rules in favor of non-union workers who are now as an example able to support a candidate of his or her choice without having those who control the union deciding for them. big loss for the coffers of the democrats and the watching for the vote on the compromise
immigration bill. white house officials say they don't expect the bill to go anywhere. the next step a more narrow deal that deals with the separation of family. the president doesn't get wall fundinand immireforms. it's a better than what will happen if they start separating families again. just to button this up, bill, no location yet for the trump/putin summit. a couple countries being talked about finland and us austria. it will not happen in russia. >> bill: do you have a date or time frame? >> the week of july 9th seems to be the best target. there is time that the president could duck out to finland or austria.>> bill: 's the corner. good reporting there from the briefing room at the white house. >> sandra: more on all this let's bring in from the white house mark short, the white house director of legislative
affairs. great to have you on the program. especially shortly after the supreme court just ruled in favor of non-union workers. the president has already weighed in calling this a big loss for democrats. >> well, i think it's a big win r an workers. nobodyou be compelled to support political candidates they don't like. and that's just common sense. i think it's also a reminder that the court decisions this president has made in nominating judge gorsuch is getting more circuit court judges confirmed than any president at this point in history is a render to the voters the partnership he has with mitch mcconnell that we select judges to affirm the constitution and the rule of law. >> sandra: does the president feel like he has momentum here with not only this ruling today but the ruling and decision made on his travel ban yesterday? >> absolutely. again, today is a common sense ruling. yedawabig ru victory for americans concerned
about our security and making sure the president has the ability to continue to protect us. and that's really a theme this president ran on. he was going to secure our s and make sure we don't let terrorists into the country and looking to take advantage of every tool he has to make sure americans are safe. >> sandra: i have to ask you about a meeting happening now or interview of sorts. not a hearing. certainly not public. peter strzok, that anti-trump f.b.i. agent is now behind closed doors with members of congress answering questions. the president weighed in on at as well yesterday saying he wanted it to be televised and wanted transparency and the american people to see that. that's not what is happening today. it could happen in the next couple of days. what does the president want to see come out of this meeting that is happening as we speak? >> i think he wants more and more transparency. that is why he has asked for more and more documents to be handed over to congress. he thinks the american people should see how political this investigation was and to see somebody -- peter strzok was
the lead investigator on this. when actually you find texts of him saying he will look to stop president trump from being elected president, it's really, really harrowing and shocking to the american people that's what has happening with this investigation. the president is advocating for more and more arency and hope wico to light. >> sandra: the interview is happening with the house committees. we'll see what comes from that. got a glimpse of peter strzok aslk in this morning. when it comes to politics, what a night last night was and joe crowley certainly a big story there. the 10-term congressman lost to a 28-year-old socialist. it was certainly a big night for politics. the president tweeted this, wow, big trump hater ngressman joe crowley who expected would take nancy pelosi's place lost the election. he is out. that's a big one nobody saw happening. perhaps he should have been nicer and more respectful to
his president. what is the president's message there? >> what you see with the democratic party the maxine waters and bernie sanders are becoming more and more the face ofthe democratic party and advocating for policies that provide universal healthcare paid for by the taxpayer and open borders and she wanted the elimination of the ice office. the elimination of that entire department. that's where you see the democrat partmoving. i think that certainly doest bode well for them and politics as they continue to move more to the socialist left. >> sandra: as far as moving on to immigration, busy day. a lot to get to here. the house is expected to vote this afternoon on an immigration bill. does this go anywhere, rc? >> we ho so. we believe the bill was crafted with help from the white house. it does the things along the four pillars we've asked for. securing the border, building
the wall and provides a humane resolution to the daca situation and also begins to eliminate the diversity lottery program. and provide some tightening of the loopholes create many of the problems on the border among separation of children and parents. we're hopeful, you've seen the president's frustration with the filibuster rule in the senate and the 60-vote threshold. it will be an uphill claim in the senate but important to show what we stand for. the vote in the house will show that to the american people. the principles to secure our border and deal with the daca population in an humane way. >>sand: it is not expected the pass and the president weighed in on it the house should pass the goodlatte bill in their vote today. even though the dems won't let it pass in the senate. passage will show that we want security and the dems want open borders equals crime, win. the president continues to push
ha on himessage for the border wall and nding for it, marc. >> yesterday the president met with about 15 to 20 appropriateors from the house and senate to continue to say as we get through this appropriations process i ask you to fund my border wall. we know we'll need cooperation from some democrats to but more american people see the crisis that is happening at the border will get worse, the turmoil in central american countries is getteater, challenges in mexico with their economy and the economy booming in the united states, there will be more of a flood of immigrants we needke sure we provide the resources to keep it secure. the president is making the case to members of congress and doing that to both parties in the coming weeks. >> sandra: there is a lot happening. closed door meeting happening, the vote on immigration, supreme court rulings. have you had a chance to talk to him today? >>not yet this morning. i think that we feel that as you mentioned there is a lot of
momentum. candidates the president supported won last night and the supreme court victories that remind people of the importance of nominations. >> sandra: legislative affairs from the white house marc short, thank you. >> bill: a federal judge in california orders border patrol agents to no longer separate families trying to enter the country illegally or asking for asylum. that ruling calls for parents with children under the age of 5 to be reunited within two weeks' time. jeff hall is live along the u.s. border with mexico in texas. >> we are learning about the judge's decision that impact families separated from their kids at the southern border. a judge in california has ordered that authorities have to reunite families split apart within 30 days.
if those kids are 5 and younger parents or guardians must be reunited within 14 days. the department of health and human services estimates more than 2,000 kids who were separated during the zero tolerance policy remain in its care. while the order gives a better idea of when to see their kids again there is confusion why it will happen. >> the only thing they'll be provided is the 1-800 number. that to us is very problematic. we have had people in houses that have attempted to work with that 1-800 number and it has been very difficult. it is just not operating the way it should. >> meanwhile more protests are firing up along the southern border. a group of concerned teachers and hundreds of others rallied in downtown el paso across the street from the federal courthouse chanting keep families together and say what is happening is wrong.
>> as i was landing yesterday i was looking out the side window and was looking at the desert that these kids crossed and the journey they just made. the first thing that happens to them is they are separated from their parents and crying and confused and don't speak the language. >> that group like many others who we've seen throughout the week took the protests as close as they could get to one of the shelters holding separated kids and held a prayer vigil outside the tent facility a few hundred yards away from where the government is holding more than 300 kids and we're expecting another protest less than two hours away. >> bill: thank you, jeff. reporting there fromborder. thank you, sir. >> sandra: congressman ron desantis making his case to become florida's next governor. >> florida will say desantis is fighting the good fight. iraq veteran and the
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them in collective bargaining. the justices deciding to scrap a 41-year-old decision 5-4 decision that it was ruling that the laws violthe amendment making workersupport unions they may disagree with. and in that decision justice alito saying states and public sector union cannot take union fees from non-consenting employees. the president said big loss for the coffers of the democrats. >> bill: in florida the governor's office is up for grabs and this is a good race to watch, too. one of the candidates is florida agriculture commissioner adam putnam who joins us live from orlando. how are you doing and good morning to you? we had your opponent on yesterday. i'm looking at the economy in florida and finding out what tilts this race. what do you think it is, sir? >> as you pointed out the economy in florida is doing fabulously well. governor rick scott has been
our turnaround ceo. unemployment is 3%. 1,000 people are day are moving here and setting new records for tourism. conservative leadership works in the sunshine state and we're proof of it. >> bill: the president is endorsing ron desantis who will beon stage with you later tonight. this is what he said about the president's position just yesterday. >> i think it's very important if you look, he is the most popular republican president amongst republican voters in modern history. in florida and includes ronald reagan and his overall rating in florida is over 50%. i think people see he has delivered results on a wide variety of fronts. it's a critical endorsement and honored to have his support and i think the voters of florida will say desantis is a guy fighting the good fight and stood by the president and an iraq veteran and has the
president's endorsement. good enough for me. >> bill: sounds like a strong resume. how do you counter? >> i'm running a florida first agenda. president trump what he has done for the courts, the fact that floridians paid $1700 on average less because of the trump tax cuts, his agenda is an outstanding agenda and it dosumeat all th he and the congressman have built a relationship in washington here in florida we have gotten new proof again this morning about how important president trump's judges have been with florida winning a case against georgia over water policy. the next governor of florida needs to know florida, needs to know florida's issues and needs to share a passion for putting florida first towards making america great again. so there is no question that washington continues to disappoint. they aren't delivering on president trump's agenda but here in florida in spite of washington's inaction, we continue to build a robust
business climate attracting people from all over the country, visitors, retirees and w businesses. >> bill: florida is on a roll. 38-21 you lead ron desantis. the big number far right of the screen. undecided 39%. you have a debate this week to convince that 39%. >> i don't think there is an question e debate will affect some of the undecideds but i'm happy where we are going into that. a snapshot in time. like being number one in the preseason. it feels pretty good and i think it's a reaction to my grassroots driven campaign. the kind of passion that put president trump into the white house is propelling my campaign for governor from every corner of the state of florida. >> bill: interesting to watch. thank you for your time, sir. adam putnam in orlando, thank you. we'll have the debate tomorrow night at 6:30 on fox. >> sandra: supreme court taking on unions today. what the massive ruling that just came down and what people
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>> sandra: a fox news alert. a summit between the u.s. and russia may be announced as soon as today. national security advisor john bolton is in moscow attending high-level meetings with russian president vladimir putin and other top officials. press secretary sarah sanders tweeting this morning it's to discuss united states russia relations as well as the potential for a presidential committee. lieutenant colonel james reese joins us now. retired from delta force after 25 years of service and is a fox news contributor.
welcome to the set. great to have you as a guest on the program this morning. this is big news and the potential to be bigger news if the meeting takes place. >> it is. diplomacy is so important that we need to allow our government to do this. one of the problems with the mueller investigation now it stifles our diplomacy. it is going on with north korea and important with russia. we need to do it with iran also. it's an important faction of our government that we need to allow our government to do. >> sandra: how would you describe u.s./russia relations as they are today? >> strained. when we are oef in syria we can see the russians and iranians. the mueller investigation causing a strain between the two aspects. no one knows where to walk or talk going down the roads. we should be having free and open communications with them. it is another super power and very important to do that. >> sandra: as we saw the images
earlier ambassador bolton meeting with putin working out a time and place we're told this decision or announcement could come this afternoon, possibly even tomorrow. how big would a meeting between these two world leaders be? what would the president's goal be heading into that? >> i think the key word is huge. these are two of the world's leaders and leaders need to get involved in diplomacy. you have all the -- when the two leaders get involved it really shows both countries that they are serious and want to be involved in this thing and both can turn the tide on these aspects. >> sandra: interesting how it looks politically. kellyanne conway was talking about this isa president willing to go places others before him are not. here she is this morning. >> this a president who again and again is willing to go where other presidents have refused to go and make good on the promise of peace in this
case denuclearization of the korean peninsula and many issues the united states and russia can tackle together. >> sandra: do you like what you're seeing the strategy this president and how it is playing out here? >> at the end of the day it's about leadership. i live by the adage you lead by walking around. you can't sit behind a desk and lead. i think the president getting out the north korea, i want to go meet the russians. i want to be the leader of the free world, i need to be the one out there is very important. >> sandra: kellyanne conway said this morning it is hard to believe that here we are two weeks out from the north korea summit and we aren't even talking about it now, as big as that was, colonel. final words. >> there is no bounce. the next bounce with the russians and swing back around which is important for president trump to manage that messages out there that he can move around quickly and keep what's on top of the hot burner. >> sandra: fantastic have you on the progm thismorning. hope you come back.
good to have you. >> bill: peter strzok anti-trump texter is behind closed door answering questions about his rolein the hillary clinton investigation and hillary clinton email matter. we're live outside the room where the interview is taking place. >> this is bias reflected in the texts that he exchanged with lisa page, another f.b.i. employee, are just absolutely stunning. so you can imagine we'll be asking a lot of questions about that biand about his role in both those investigations.
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>> sandra: embattled f.b.i. agent peter strzok meeting at this hour with house lawmakers behind closed doors. strzok coming under fire for the anti-trump text messages that he sent during the 2016 campaign. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge is live from capitol hill and there when he walked
in this morning. >> yeah, we caught up with agent peter strzok when he arrived on capitol hill two hours ago. fox news asked him a series of questions about the anti-trump text messages whether he is willing to publicly testify and whether today he will take the fifth at any point of the interview. he didn't answer any of those questions. he smiled slightly and i was up pretty close to him and he looked extremely drawn and frankly exhausted. one of the committee democrats said to us before the session it was importanto understand that peter strzok was not the ultimate decision maker in the clinton email case. >> so i think that during mr. horowitz's testimony last week he indicated there were 20 people, upwards of 20 people on the team. certainly if one imagine may
displayed political bias. if that was somehow railroad 20 people into coming to the conclusion and i didn't see it. >> peter strzok has a very important and unique role in both the clinton email case and the russia investigation. he was in a very senior position and was directing a lot of the day-to-day operations. republicans consistently point to his text ages with f.b.i. lawyer lisa page and this new text message that was just uncovered by the justice department inspector general. the message from august of 2016 where there is a conversation between lawyer and strzok. she questions whether candidate trump will become president and strzok says we will stop it. one of the committee republicans said that it's important to understand that strzok was not only a decision maker in his view in l case, but then he went on to really direct the russia investigation. >> i know he was central, very
central, to this investigation. in fact, he had a disproportionate amount of influence over the investigation so the use of confidential human services, his knowledge when that happened, w many is a critical component of what we'll be asking. >> we didn't get a lot from strzok on the way into this interview day but accompanied by a man i took to be his lawyer who said he was not going to testify for the media and why he was not answering questions but he was here voluntarily. the committee did not have to enforce a subpoena. >> sandra: thank you. >> bill: fox news alert now. we're getting a lot of reaction from the supreme court's major decision announced an hour ago against organized labor. 5-4 ruling that public sector unions cannot collect mandatory fees from non-union workers. the national right to work foundation president is with me live from the steps of the supreme court. good morning to you.
you've been working on this case for 40 years, i believe. what do you think about the decision that came down today, sir? >> well, bill, we are excited about it. a great day for independent-minded employees ac. every government worker in america is protected from being fired for refusing to pay fees to the union dues. it goes back to 1977 when this court decided in a 6-3 decision that a worker could be fired for failure for user fees. that's over now. >> bill: wow. what is the effect on unions? because part of this, though, it's money and they will be receiving a lot less money. what's the effect of that? >> i think that's right. what it requires them to do is go out and sell a product. in order to get money from workers now they have to provide services. we think that's the role they should have. the fact is that they've had this legal privilege to compel people who want to work for their own government to pay them a fee for that privilege. those days are over.
they'll have to sell product to independent-minded workers and workers in general who want them to speak for them and they'll have to collect that money by providing good service. that's what this is all about. >> bill: explain the victory for the non-union workers given a slash of their paycheck to the union. >> yeah, in 22 states roughly 5 million workers are compelled as condition of employment to pay a fee to work for government. those workers are freed from the burden. they can choose to support the union and send their money in they want but they can't be required and that's the most simple thing in this case. >> we've seen a lot of 5-4 decisions. what does that suggest to you? >> well, these are major issues and this case has been in front of the court several times. this is about the sixth time this case has been back in front of the court. they tried to regulate it and slice it thinner and thinner and finally left with the final decision will we free these people, will they be protected by the first amendment or not?
i'm not surprised by the decision. the fact that it's narrow gives you an idea how polarizing this issue is and a money standpoint for organized labor. they are stinging today. >> bill: whether union worker not, if you're a non-union worker and part of your paycheck is going to the union and arguing to give you good labor rights, that's the essence of the argument here, is it not? >> that's what they would say and an appealing argument. the bottom line they're exclusive monopoly bargaining agent for any employee. an employee can't speak with the employer. if the employer speaks to them it's an unfair labor charge. they want the power to speak for all workers and because we have this privilege we want to force them to pay for it, too. that's an outrage. >> bill: are you from illinois, sir? >> i am from virginia. we represented mark janice and
started the case and brought it to the supreme urt. our attorney argued the case. >> bill: why did it take 41 years to win if it's so obvious and apparent? >> because we had to convince the court and had to come back that the first amendment was in play. the idea of strict scrutiny is on the table. it right.me court finally got >> bill: congratulations. been fighting this battle for four decades. thank you for being here today. >> sandra: a tribute to long time news contributor charles krauthammer. he died last week after a battle with cancer. orrin hatch honored him on the senate floor yesterday. >> charles was a giant in the conservative intellectual. we've lost a model of civility.
he stood for reason and respect. indeed, he was a voice of temperance in intemper ant times. while he never backed down in debate, he was also well-practiced in the subtle art of disagreeing without being disagreeable. in so many ways, charles showed us how political discourse should be balanced and rational and measured and informed with emphasis on facts over feeling. >> bill: eloquent. >> sandra: he took to the floor to the passing of a dear friend and called on all of us to honor his life through our actions. a good lesson. >> bill: his widow and wife robin and son daniel, they need a lot of strength right now. they've lost a great person, as we all have. >> sandra: thinking about him this morning. >> bill: no doubt, every day. new reaction from the president at the dust-up at harley and why he says the american company should stay with him
and the u.s. 100%. we'll bring you the comments next. >> sandra: plus president trump says he wants to get a tough immigration bill on the books and today we could finally see a vote happen. the republican from north carolina, congressman mark walker joins us next with his take. >> ultimately we'll arrive on fixing the broken immigration system by addressing the four pillars, dealing with daca in a smart way. going toward a merit-based immigration system and securing the border and securing the rule of law. psoriasis does that. it was tetting out there on stage. i wanted to be clear. i wanted it to last. so i kept on fighting. i found something that worked. and keeps on working. now? they see me. see me. see if cosentyx could make a difference for you- cosentyx is proven to help people with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis... ...find clear skin that can last. don't use if you're allergic to cosentyx.
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>> bill: president trump fired off another warning shot against harley davidson tweeting this now. harley davidson should stay 100% in america with the people that got you your success. i've done so much for you and then this? other companies are coming back where they belong. we won't forget. neither will your customers or your now very happy competitors, end quote. so return serve, shall we say,
huh? >> sandra: see how goes. all right. >> we've made it extremely clear we want to keep families together and we want to secure the border and enforce our laws. our government because of a court ruling or law should not be to choose between keeping families together and securing the border and enforcing our laws. we should be able to do all of those and that's the legislation we're supporting and proposing. >> sandra: that's how speaker paul ryan yesterday as lawmakers brace for a showdown on capitol hill today ahead of a vote on a revamped immigration bill. joining me now is north carolina congressman mark walker. thank you for coming on this morning ahead of that vote. what is your feeling on that at this point? >> listen, i applaud the president. he is exactly right to be the driver when it comes to securing our border and dealing with the illegal immigration situation that we've had for more than three decades. i do believe the tweet might
have been later than what we would have liked it. the bill that we're voting on today slid back a little bit from some of the conservative components like e-verify and the ag guest worker. many of our members in study committee are struggling through some of this. i'm hesitant to give a call on the vote. we'll see how many votes are there today and if there are enough to pass it. >> sandra: when it comes to getting something done what is reasonably possible at this point? >> i think in being one of the 10 to 12 members who have been working on this for the last several months and on it all weekend it will be a fine line. any kind of adjustments to the right or left is like a teeter-totter. drop moderate members and then conservative members. yesterday we thought e-verify may be part of it. in doing so we lost a few moderate members. that was decided to drop it. i expect more of the conservative members not to be moving forward with this bill.
>> sandra: big questions right now for the political implications of whgs has been adamant about esident democrats wato obstruct and they don't want border security. where do you fall on that heated debate, congressman? >> i ththe president is exactly right on this. what we're aspiring to do to accomplish in this bill goodlatte 1 or 2 are the positions that democrats once held. if you go back and look at chuck schumer some of the speeches he gave six or seven years ago it was about strong border security. it was about a non-expectation that we would find pathway through for everybody that crossed the border. they have moved on this. republicans have tried to be consistent on it. so i believe the president is right in calling these folks out for not being consistent with their message. >> sandra: here we are the middle of summer. i guess technically summer just began and moving our way into july, congressman, and you start to think about the political implications of where immigration stands today. what does all of this mean for
your party come november? >> i think republicans cannot -- they're in charge of houses in administration. we need to do our due diligence. we re able to get tax reform accomplished. this is another one ex if there is a pathway to accomplish something like this i think you can give a higher mark than you normally would for in congress. whether this will passes we won't back off of it. many of us will be continued to making sure we resolve it. the sticking point in all of this is the language to individual pathway to citizenship for the daca recipients. if we can come to terms with some kind of language eventually but keep a lot of co have success. that's the hang-up across the republican spectrum no matter what faction you might be representing. >> sandra: paul ryan said if the compromise bill fails, expected to have a vote today,
a more narrow bill would be pursued to address this situation at the border. we don't know when that vote would possibly happen, if that would be the case. i'll leave you with the final word here as we head into the afternoon, congressman. >> i would be an original co-sponsor on that to make sure we do something for the family reunification that has smaller impact but does not deter us from getting something done long term immigration. it's incumbent upon us to get it done. >> sandra: great to have you on the program this morning before the noon hour on the east coast. >> bill: two rulings of the supreme court this week. the trump travel ban is legal and non-union members cannot be forced to pay dues. it naturally traps and removes the waste that weighs me down.
>> bill: new reaction now attorney general on today's supreme court ruling on unions. justice department sae pleased wi today's decision. public employees should not be forced to pay to a union against their will and support a political message which wh they disagree. it insures american workers retain their freedom to support the organizations and speech of their choice from jeff sessions. shannon bream live at the supreme court to explain what happens now. hey, shannon, good morning again. >> good morning, great to see you. another 5-4 decisions. several big ones this week. one feared that right to work organizations had been hoping they would win and they did by a 5-4 decision the court has decided that public sector employees cannot be forced to pay fees to a union. it violates their free speech writes. he said this procedure violates the first amendment and cannot
continue. neither an agency fee nor any other pat to the union may be deducted from a non-member's wages or any other attempt be made to collect such unless the employee affirmatively consents to pay. the dissent s -- a couple of of them. the court's majority road runs long and at every stop are black robe rulers overriding citizens' choices, the first amendment was meant for things. not to undermine but to protect democratic governance including over the role of public sector unions. we talked about the fact there was another case like this teed up a couple of years ago. justice scalia died while the case was pending and a 4-4 tie. when he died that seat was held open. a lot of people credit mitch mcconnell with doing that until president trump was elected and then nominated and justice neil gorsuch was confirmed.
the dnc pointing that out today and railing against the decision. here is part of what they had to say. attacking unions is one of the most powerful tactics in the republican playbook to enrich wealthy friends at the expense of working people. republicans are so determined to undermine workers they held the supreme court seat hostage for a year to nominate neil gorsuch. it was about winning the janice case and taking rights away from workers. the white house would say otherwise. this has been a very tough impact for unions for the public sector unions and clear that the appointment, nomination of neil gorsuch has made a big difference this week. >> bill: it's over, right? term is over? that's it? >> it should be. no announcements of retirements today. >> bill: great to see you. sandra. >> sandra: we're keeping an our ears open for a potential
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>> bill: here we go. ready for this? so, i was out in california. >> sandra: we missed you, bill. >> bill: this is what happened. out to ballgame. me out to crowd. buy me some peanuts and cracker jacks. give me the first pitch. what do you say? boom! ahh. >> sandra: it was over home plate but it was slow. >> bill: it cracked like 51 miles per hour. >> sandra: looks like you earned respect there. >> bill: here are the deal on the pitches. for folks who go out there and try to gun it, you are making a big mistake. you just have to get it there. just get it there. >> bill: did you have fun? of course!
great show.eat gro of foxfans f. they watch evidence day. big shout out to them. >> sandra: good stuff. it's good to have you back in studio. "outnumbered" starts right now. >> harris: we begin with breaking news. fox news alert. we are awaiting remarks from national security at john bolton. he is in moscow meeting with russian president vladimir putin. bolton remarks come as fox news learned the white house is expected to announce the date and location now of a summit between the president and putin tomorrow. so the announcement tomorrow, theing made right now. russian state media reporting the summit is going to happen. right now we don't know where or when. we're awaiting the white house to tell us by tomorrow. we are watching to see what adviser bolton says. we will bring you new developments live when they happen. and this fox news alert,