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$3000 is incredible. >> one very large andnumber of fine young men that have come out of the state of missouri. on that note, we will see you next weekend. chris wallace has rudy giuliani and the treasury secretary next.>>chris: i am chris wallace, president trump takes credit for cooling a trade war and for heating up the u.s. economy. >> we've accomplished an economic turnaround of historic proportions. once again, we are the economic envy of the entire world. >>chris: is the spike in our gdp sustainable? we will discuss that and the president hard sell to the heartland. >> we will not let anybody bully our american farmers. >>chris: with treasury secretary steve mnuchin, it's a "fox news sunday" exclusive. then the confrontation between president trump and his former
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fixer, michael cohen escalates over a taped conversation and claims the president knew about that trumped our meeting with the russian lawyer.he will discuss what it means for the special counsel investigation with the president's lead lawyer, rudy giuliani. plus, getting to the bottom of what happened in helsinki. >> did he tell you whether or not, what happened to those two hours? >> yes, the predicate of your question implies some notion that there something improper about a one-on-one meeting. >> i didn't ask you predicate, i asked you a simple question. >>chris: we will talk about mike pompeo's hotseat. alright now on "fox news sunday". hello again from fox news in washington. the gloves are off in the fight between president trump and his former attorney michael cohen. the president lead lawyer rudy giuliani will be here to talk about why the - - is no longer
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in effect. but first, the republican plan to hold on to control to congress relies heavily on a growing economy. one president trump took full credit for on friday. the president says the 4.1 percent growth in gdp in the second quarter shows his policies on trade and taxes and the regulation are working. but some economists disagree warning these are only short-term gains. joining us for an exclusive interview is treasury secretary steve secretary, welcome back to "fox news sunday". >> thank you and it's great to be here with you. >>chris: let's start with the strong gdp numbers. 4.1 percent growth in the second quarter and some very bullish talk from the white house. >> these numbers are very sustainable. this isn't a one time shot. >> this is a boom that will be
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sustainable. frankly as far as the eye can see. this is no one-shot effort. >>chris: mr. secretary, can we count on three percent growth in this year which would be the highest annual rate since the great recession. president trump talk late this week that he can see 8-9 percent growth. is that realistic? >> chris, we've been very clear since the campaign, the president's economic plan always consisted of tax reform, trade relief and regulatory relief. we said we would achieve three percent or higher sustained gdp and that's where we are.we are very focused on the long-term sustained economic growth which our plans have had. >>chris: so you believe it will be three percent this year and going how far into the future? >> we can only project a couple years in the future but i think we are well on this path for several years.
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i don't think this is a one-to your phenomenon. i think were in a period of 4-5 percent - - 4-5 years of sustained growth at least. >>chris: as you know, some economists say this 4.1 percent figure in the second quarter is more of a blip than a trend. they point to a surge in farm exports in this quarter before the president tariffs kicked in and they know the federal reserve projects 2.8 percent growth this year and back to two percent by 2020. is the fed wrong? >> again, you've got to go back to last year. everyone was projecting two percent growth. we were projecting three percent growth. everybody gave the reasons why we couldn't get to three. we came up with the reasons and the policy. i think you're beginning to see projections go higher. our 10 year productions are at three percent and we are
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comfortable. we are hitting these numbers. >>chris: speaking of the federal reserve, both the president this week and vice president mike pence today on sunday morning futures are speaking out against the fed raising interest rates and potentially slowing growth. here they both are. >> i don't like this work were putting into the economy and in icy rates going up. >> we don't want policies on capitol hill or elsewhere that diminish the tremendous energy we have in the economy today. >>chris: mr. secretary, what happened to respecting the independence of the federal reserve? >> i think they do and we as an administration absolutely support the independence of the fed and the president made it clear is their decision. these are just comments thing as interest rates going up, it's something that the
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president has a concern.but he absolutely respects the independence of the fed.the market expects interest rates to keep going up, the only question is how far and for how long we think the fed will be very careful in managing the economy. >>chris: in fact, isn't it responsible as the economy heats up. when we've had these artificially low interest rates when the economy was chugging along at 1-2 percent. isn't it responsible for the fed to increase interest rates? >> i think it is in the market expects it. it's been targeting two percent inflation and with two percent inflation, we have to have slightly higher interest rates to manage through that. >>chris: i want to ask you about another potential drag on the economy and that is the drop in some tech stocks. facebook dropped 19 percent on thursday. twitter fell 20 percent friday. intel and apple fell also.
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are you concerned about investors souring on tech stocks, especially those in stocks involving social media. which i think you would agree, have been big drivers of growth in the economy and big drivers of fries in the markets.>> i've always believed that diversified portfolios of u.s. stocks are great investments and will continue to be. as you can see, the market is not efficient. the fact you can have a one-day correction of these magnitudes goes to show you in the short term, the market is not necessarily efficient. i am not concerned about this at all. investors should have diversified portfolios. the tech stocks have had an incredible run. you look at the nasdaq and the snp and the dow jones. the market is always doing very
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well. >>chris: let's turn to trade. president trump announced what he called a quote, breakthrough agreement on trade with the european union this week but sir, isn't he exaggerating a bit? there were no tariffs removed in his discussions with the european commission. there were few specific commitments. there was one on soybeans and there was no timetable. in fact mr. secretary, all that the president and the president of the european commission agreed on is to start talking. >> that's actually not the case but let me just step back for a second. these talks started with the president, the g-7, singlets have no tariffs, no barriers and no subsidies. those talks continued with the g-7 but i was at the g 20, i met with my counterparts. and then when we had the president of the eu, we
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specifically went through a detailed discussion. we had several hours of negotiating that in fourth on an outline of an agreement and now we have the hard work. the first step will be to resolve the steel and aluminum tariffs. when we do that, the retaliatory tariffs will come off. this was an agreement to reduce tariffs significantly across the board and we have about $1 trillion of trade. this is a very big opportunity to do things. >>chris: mr. secretary, let me give you one example of where the president and the administration makes it sound like there's a deal and the eu makes it sound like there isn't. here's what the president said to farmers in iowa this week. >> we just opened up europe for you farmers. you're not going to be too angry with trump, i can tell you. >>chris: as soon as he said that, the spokesperson for the european commission gave this response. quote, agriculture is out of the scope of these discussions. we are not negotiating about
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agricultural products. mr. secretary, you are at odds, the president is at odds with the european union before the talks even start. >> chris, i was in the room and we had specific conversations about agriculture. and the need to break down the barriers on our culture and have more opportunities for our farmers. we specifically talked about soybeans but we specifically agreed we would look at these other markets. it was very clear our objective as part of this whole agreement is the europeans have to open up more opportunities for our farmers and agriculture.i can't comment on their comments. this will be an important part of any agreement we reached. >>chris: let me just ask you directly because this was on the record. the spokesperson for the european commission said, let me quote again, we are not negotiating about agricultural products. are you right or is she right? >> again, let me be clear.
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we had specific conversation about soybeans. that was step one. we discussed other areas and again, this is all part of a negotiation. we will have an agreement and it will be an encompassing agreement. we want to drop tariffs and barriers across the board, that's what we're focused on doing. >>chris: forgive my skepticism and the skepticism of other people but i don't have to tell you, there's a big difference between trade talks in a trade deal. here you were in may here on "fox news sunday" talking about trade with china. >> we are putting the trade war on hold. right now, we have agreed to put the tariffs on hold while we try to execute the framework. >>chris: but within weeks of your making that declaration on this show, president trump announced $50 billion in new tariffs or tariffs on $50 billion worth of chinese goods.
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so, what looked like a truth one minute can fall apart the next. >> you are right. these are complicated negotiations and these have to be turned into a real agreement that's literally hundreds and hundreds of pages. we're going part by part with euro. i was down in mexico last week. we had a terrific meeting with the new administration. the nafta talks are back on track. that's our number one priority to get nafta done. we will negotiate these by peace with the eu and we continue to have conversations with china and we will see what we get. but you are right, these things have to be negotiated because the president is very clear. he doesn't just want to talk. we want our counterparts to follow through and deliver on breaking down barriers and
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creating better opportunities so we can reduce our giant trade deficit. >>chris: in response to farmers concern about getting hit by tariffs, the administration announced this week a $12 billion package in emergency aid. i looked back through the record and have spoken out several times against corporate welfare. when did handouts to farmers become strong, good, solid, conservative policy? >> i don't think these are handouts. it would be one thing if we were just subsidizing markets. that's not what we are doing here. this is a short form program to deal with retaliatory tariffs where you have people who put tariffs. which by the way, are against wto rules and are targeting our farmers. we are sticking up for our farmers so that they don't get hurt in these trade discussions. these are not long-term subsidies for the industry. >>chris: what do you say to some republican senators who
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blocked this idea and said they need trade, not aid? >> we agree with that. the focus is trade, not aid and that's why were focused on negotiating these agreements. but the president is not willing to live with the status quo where other countries have taken advantage of the rules and have had to retreat here in our companies and workers can't compete fairly. it's just not fair. china has complete open access to our markets and we have virtually limited access to their markets and ventures. we are focused on, free and fair trade. let's take down the barriers. >>chris: secretary steve mnuchin, always good to talk with you. up next, we will bring in our sunday group to discuss what the good economic news will mean for republican-controlled congress come november. plus, rudy giuliani thinks
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turner. how big a deal is this gdp growth and is enough for republicans to hang their hats on as they try to hold on to control of the house in november? >> normally you would think it would be and it is a big number. the problem is is that where the republicans are suffering most are among essentially why college-educated women in suburban districts. they seem to be immune to the boom in the economy and the gender gap is unprecedented for congressional candidates. so the idea of the economy he alone is what these women will vote for when they are the ones providing the margin of difference, i think it's unlikely and probably very worrisome.>>chris: there's been a lot of talk about a blue wave this november. a big democratic ticket. maybe control of the house and even the senate. i think you'd agree on where the absence of where the economy is always the top
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issue.when you have historically low unemployment numbers, isn't that a pretty strong record for republicans to run on? >> first of all, we should all be celebrating 4.1 economic growth. it would have been the fifth strongest number of the obama administration. the obama administers, this is a continuation of the recovery that began in 2009 and 2010. that strong economy wasn't enough to help democrats last time. it wasn't enough to say - - i think it cannot be overstated that for a lot of these voters, particularly suburban voters were gas prices are going up. where there's more uncertainty around healthcare. after that, some of these working-class voters getting hit by the results of the tariffs on steel and aluminum. were getting hit by agricultural - - there's enough
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economic uncertainty that even with this strong number, the republicans are facing a strong head wind. >>chris: let's turn to the so-called trade truce between the administration and the president and the head of the commission talked about this. here they are. >> this was a very big day for free and fair trade. very big day indeed. >> i have the intention to make a deal today. and we made a deal today. >>chris: you heard my conversation just before in the last segment with secretary of treasury steve mnuchin. what are your resources telling you about real dialing down of tariffs? >> there is no dialing down. they all remain in place. the retaliatory tariffs and if
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what secretary manojsteve mnuch told you is true, it includes agricultural or they will have problems. because every country has its pets political issues they don't want to touch. for germany, it's cars. that's why cars weren't in that agreement. agriculture, big issue in europe. they've got their protected industries. >>chris: particularly in france. they said we don't want to lower agricultural tariffs. >> if the demand is we want zero tariffs on anything which was the - - the predecessor to the obama administration negotiating with europe for a free trade deal.
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that was the objective. zero tariffs on all industries. this is basically a narrower version. it's going to be really hard like any massive trade negotiation. i don't have any indication they will withdraw the steel and aluminum tariffs but i do know the republicans are putting immense pressure on the administration quietly because they are worried. your whole first conversation about the economy, republicans see the trade agenda as the biggest risk for the midterms. >>chris: let's take a bigger look at the trade policy. there is no deal with the european union. the talks haven't even started. there's no deal on nafta with mexico and canada although there's a report of some progress. and there's certainly no deal, relations are tense and have gotten worse with china. how do you see the president trade policy and has specifically, his policy on tariffs. how do you see that playing out? >> as everyone has pointed out,
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not a lot of specifics in the deal with younger. that doesn't mean it wasn't a valuable exercise. doing this joint press conference, sometimes conflict resolution 101 tells you when you have these contentious negotiations when two sides are really far apart and not agreeing on anything. just battled reaching the tipping point. the best thing to do is to just agree to agree later on and to a certain extent, that's what they achieved coming out of this. i don't think it was a worthless thing. >> there's a problem with that. this entire crisis, donald trump created it. he's like a fireman that goes to set the fires so he can be a hero. he creates this trade crisis and then he backs off from it and get back to the status quo that we had with a crisis in the first place. i don't know that there's been anything legitimately productive that's come out of
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this whole chapter. >> to be fair, they did agree to hit paul's and not institute an escalation. i'm not saying this solves all the problems but it is something worthwhile. >>chris: the president has been on a twitter role and he just tweeted, he says, he would be willing to quote, shut down the government if he doesn't get everything he wants on immigration. he wants a wall, and end to the visa lottery. an end to the chain migration. is he really willing to see a shutdown which would be september 30, one month before the midterm elections. >> that too kind of shocks me. and not much shocks me from this president. the conversations i've had with his senior advisers as recently as a few weeks ago on this very subject is favor of the impression that they convinced
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the president it was not in his political interest to shut down the federal government six weeks before an election. i don't know if this is just bluster, that he feels dissatisfied with the negotiations he's had with members of the senate that they haven't even had more of what he wants. we all know how angry he was with the last bill that didn't given his wall funding. >>chris: we will take a break and the later in the program. when we come back, michael, one once boasted he would take a bullet for his boss. now president trump's former attorney and picture is looking like his biggest enemy. the president's lead lawyer, rudy giuliani, joins us next . saving you time for what you love most. >> kids: whoa! >> kids vo: ♪ safelite repair, safelite replace ♪
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president's denial that he know anything about that 2016 trump tower meeting. joining me now, rudy giuliani be a welcome back to "fox news sunday". >> thank you chris, good to be with you. >>chris: i want to start with michael cohen. mr. trumps them her lawyer and fixer. here's what you said about cohen a couple months ago and the possibility he might talk to robert mueller. >> i expect he will cooperate. i don't think they will be happy because he doesn't have any terminating evidence about the president or himself. the man is an honest, honorable lawyer. >>chris: but now you say michael cohen is cooled, a pathological liar who's been fighting for years. so what happened? >> here's what happened. i found out that he was recording his clients which is a disposable offense. if i do that, i would never
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have said he's a reputable lawyer.i would have said he's a scoundrel. i found out he not only tape lawyers but he had a conversation with one of your colleagues, chris cuomo in which he made a big show of putting hisphone in a draw . he then proceeded to record two hours of that conversation. makes him a total liar. i didn't know that. now i've listened unfortunately too many hours of tapes and the man is a pathological, manipulative, liar. i didn't know that. i knew nothing bad about michael cohen until all this started to happen in the last couple weeks. >>chris: how angry is president trump about being betrayed by a man he worked so closely with and what does it mean this talk now that their joint defense agreement is over, what is the
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practical effect of that? >> the president feels disappointed. i think the anger is over. we've assured him this is a very good development equals we do have all of these tapes and they are completely demonstrate the president did nothing wrong. it would be hard to contradict that now. and he's done so many despicable things, his credibility is not an issue. the joint defense agreement is in effect over because he's making it clear that he will try to hurt the president and he obviously isn't going to give us information. >>chris: michael cohen's latest so-called revelation is that he reportedly is prepared to tell the special counsel robert mueller that he was witness to a conversation in which president trump knew in advance about the trump tower meeting.
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that don junior, jared kushner and paul manafort are going to meet with the russian lawyer. that contradicts what president trump told the new york times last december. >> did you know about the meeting? >> i didn't know anything about the meeting. it must have been very unimportant because i never heard about it. >>chris: the president repeated this week he did not know in advance of the trump tower meeting. let's explore this for a moment. if he did know and did lie to the new york times last summer, when he said he didn't know. is there anything wrong with that? >> i guess there's something wrong with you on an ethical moral basis. if you got prosecuted for lying to the newspapers in the press, michael cohen should go to jail for 1000 years. his tapes are filled with lies. but no, he didn't lie to them. this is a leak so he may change it. michael cohen have to pick a day to determine the story.
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michael cohen said he was present at different meetings. with don junior, jared and a group of other people in which they talked about the meeting two days later. then he said he was present the day of the meeting in the presidential office in which a few people came in and told the president. every other participant say, it is not true. there was no such meeting in advance.there was no such interruption. if he taped everything else, why didn't he tape this?it's not on tape and he's capable i think of doctoring tapes. it's just flat-out untrue. surprised he's lying? i would have been surprised back then but now that i know all of this, seems to me his default position is to live. he's a bad liar because he lives in contradiction to tapes and in contradiction to what i just said is supported by 2-5
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witnesses. >>chris: is it fair to say, that you are at war with michael cohen? >> i don't know. i don't think we are at war with him. i think the test is the investigators, the justice department and the american public. he doesn't get to decide this case. i should say, i feel sorry for him but no one would believe me.he's destroyed himself as a witness. i've prosecuted 5000 cases. i'vei would never prosecute a case on this guy's behalf. he's contradicted himself so many times. you begin your cross-examination with which set of lies will you tell today. >>chris: there was another big development this week and there was the tape that michael cohen secretly recorded a conversation in 2016 that he had with donald trump before the election in which there was
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a discussion of paying money to buy the rights to the story of karen mcdougall claims she had a relationship with donald trump. here's a portion of that tape. >> i've spoken to alan about how to set the whole thing up. - - yes. all the stuff because the [indiscernible]. correct. >>chris: you say he violated attorney-client privilege by secretly recording it and making it public but michael cohen's lawyer said, you've been talking about the tape and since you talked about thetape, you have waived any attorney-client privilege. >> . [laughter] you've got to get the cart before the horse. the reality is they leaked the tape and then we quite clearly
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responded which we are allowed to do. the new york times reporters have confirmed that which is unusual for them to do that. maggie haberman and mike schmidt. the court allows us to respond without waiving any privilege. if we have to defend him, that's what we have to do. it's been very helpful because now we've been able to put out the whole transcript which contradicts several things that lenny davis says but he's almost as bad as cohen. he said he didn't intend to deceive when he did these recordings. what is it to take a phone, put it in a tour and say you're recording them. these are lies that can be contradicted by tape recordings. >>chris: i want to ask you something that may seem off-topic but it will become of
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relevance. about brett kavanaugh, he said the case that ordered nixon to turn over the tate, maybe nixon versus u.s. case was wrongly decided. in a 2009 article, he wrote this, like civil suits, criminal investigations take the president to focus away from his or her responsibilities to the people. a president concerned about an ongoing criminal investigation is almost inevitably going to do a worse job as president. question, is judge cavanaugh right on the law? >> i've looked at the law and i really just think those are opinions. the constitution is clear that the president cannot be subpoenaed or if he is, he is a right to challenge it on the grounds that they haven't
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exhausted all other possibilities and other ways to get the information. there's the - - case closest one you can find was a cabinet officer and they said he can only be subpoenaed, taken away from his duties if there was no other way to get the information. so the president has at least that privilege. if he has a complete privilege and can be investigated at all, i would have to do more research. although law review articles have said, it does exist as the law in most countries. the head of state has immunity until he's out of office. so, that requires more analysis. >>chris: given the fact that that is judge cavanaugh's opinion and given the fact that a legal dispute between president trump and the special counsel might end up before the supreme court, would it be useful to have judge cavanaugh be justice cavanaugh? >> i don't know brett very
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well. i know he was a person of high integrity. i know these off-the-cuff opinions like this, when somebody sits down and set the law. he may very well go the other direction. i wouldn't count on his vote on this. this is a question of first impression. and the tramp situation is very different than nixon. i don't think we get an edge one way or the other. i think the supreme court is as straight as you will get in our will be a case they will have to decide in the first instance. it doesn't happen if they don't subpoena him no president has submitted to a subpoena.even clinton who was subpoenaed,they withdraw it before he testified. >>chris: thank you. please come back. up next, michael cohen
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gives increasing signs he's ready to cut a deal with a special counsel. what would you like to ask the panel about michael cohen flipping on president trump? go to @foxnewssunday where we may use your question on the air. your brain changes as you get older. but prevagen helps your brain with an ingredient originally discovered... in jellyfish. in clinical trials, prevagen has been shown to improve short-term memory. prevagen. healthier brain. better life. >> when it comes time for the
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financing. >> what finance? >> we will have to pay. >> cash. >> no, no, i've got it. >>chris: a portion of the conversation that michael cohen secretly recorded about payment for a playboy story. is the story part shakespeare, part soap opera. from what you hear, how angry is the president about michael cohen apparently flipping and how worried is the president? >> i can't speak to his level of worry because it's not
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something he would project to people i talk to. he might have that conversation with melania or someone like that. his anger level is probably 12 out of 10. if you take rudy giuliani as a vessel, going out and calling michael cohen a pathological liar. that's pretty good proxy. as far as regard is how much exposure he has, the one thing i will say if people misconceived michael cohen's role in trump world. he was this as the books kind of lawyer as you can see from the tape recording. but it's not like he had full visibility over everything. i always see it stated as fact that he knows where everybody is buried. actually, he doesn't. he knows where 20 bodies are buried probably. however many more. it's really - - the lawyer that's been with trump for decades and started working for
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trump's father who's just been subpoenaed. he's the guy really has visibility. on the hierarchy of consent, he should be much higher. >>chris: we asked you for questions for the panel pickup is on facebook writes, if michael cohen is telling the truth, how bad can this be for president trump? >> it depend what the this is and what he's saying. whether or not as you said, whether or not you lie to the new york times but that's not a crime. but, when michael cohen says president trump knew about the meeting in trump tower. what that does and also when we have this stuff about the payments, this wipes away a vast swap of the defense at the white house and its biggest supporters have been making for
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a long time. they can't keep saying things are fake news when the media is not even part of it. when it's a taped interview or a taped phone conversation and it shrinks the circle of plausible deniability over a vast array of things. at the end of the day, it still depends what mother actually finds but i don't know that michael cohen is the silver bullet that a lot of anti-trump people want him to be. >>chris: let's turn to the continued fallout to the trump/putin summit. i think it's fair to say - - got hammered about not confronting putin for meddling in the 2016 election. >> and his conversation with putin, i hope thepresident laid out the consequences of interfering in the 20 2010 election. but i know you can't tell me. >> i can tell you because the president has disclosed that. >>chris: and it went downhill from there.
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while the trump team is still trying to clean up from what happened in helsinki, russian foreign minister was asked about it this week but i don't know how you say it in russian but he described the summit as quote, better than super. [laughter] don't think that's particularly helpful for president trump when the russians seem so happy about how it went. >> it's not a good sign. particularly on the topic of election meddling, that is still the administration's weakest spot . whenever you've got the secretary of state and the president disagreeing on a policy issue, it creates a major problem. referring specifically to president trump saying he wasn't sure if he was going to take the intelligence community's assessment at face value that the russians interfered in the election. mike pompeo said a few minutes after that exchange that the president did take the
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assessment at face value. that's a major sticking point. and the bigger issue of the helsinki summit, the president is almost having a barack obama moment. remember in 2011-2012, nobody wanted president obama to be talking to the - - in iran. and he wanted a deal and said i'm going to do this anyway. i think that's what president trump is doing now admits all of this blowback. think i want to deal with putin. >>chris: there was a curious development and the whole putin, trump relationship because the white house that had invited him to come to a summit in november which seems surprisingly quick, john bolton announced that no, they will put it over until the next year until as he put it, the witchhunt by which he meant the
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robert mueller probe is over. but then putin announced on friday or saturday in south africa that they have invited president trump to come to moscow and have a summit at the kremlin. i don't know if that would be before or after a washington summit but that makes it as clear as mud. >> the russians from response was, don't know. may not be the best timing. the president reasons the invitation and in the russians it, you can always come to us. it's like putin is sitting there like a cat playing with a toy. he's having the time of his life with this president of the united states. when the president is out there singing he doesn't necessarily accept the intelligence community's assessment. forced then to backpedal and say no, i do. but then too within days that
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it's a hoax. putin is getting everything he wants out of this relationship and that's not a good thing for the united states. >>chris: does the president still think after all of the blowback from helsinki, does he still think he can make progress with putin? >> my understanding is yes. that's what i'm told by senior officials is that he continues to believe that. he thinks he can get a deal in syria. i don't know what that deal looks like. the official u.s. position is they want iran as far away from syria as possible. the one country that's quite happy with trump's conversations with putin is israel. they are happy with them having these conversations and they want to push the iranians away from the border as far as possible. benjamin netanyahu has a pretty
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good relationship with putin. i think it will be hard because of domestic politics but also capitol hill. these members are getting pretty aggressive on russia and wanting to sanction them further so i think president trump will be having trouble. >>chris: there was an announcement of the meeting i think it was friday that the president had with the national security council and we were told this was a meeting about election meddling in 2018. what surprised me, this is the first one that they had would think they would have done this some time ago.>> you would. i think that might be to provide political cover because they need more talking points to push back on it. from the mike pompeo testimony on down is there committed people in the administration who wants to say the real policy is what we're doing and
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not what the president is saying.[laughter] >>chris: interesting times. up next, our "power player of the week". the remarkable woman of these powerful pictures on the front lines.
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york times or national geographic or "time magazine", chances are you have seen her work. as we mentioned last december, she takes riveting photographs that bring the savagery of the front minds into your home. here's our "power player of the week". >> i never consider myself brave, just committed to the story and that takes me to places that are dangerous. >>chris: lindsay is one of the great photojournalist of the last two decades. just to send to where she's work since 9/11. >> iraq, afghanistan, south
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sudan, somalia. >>chris: why? >> there are great injustices that go on in war zones and its fundamental for someone to document that. >>chris: door for 2004. >> people screaming for their lives. we witness villages burned to the ground. >>chris: u.s. troops in afghanistan's - - in 2007. >> i woke up put on my night vision much of the picture and went back to sleep. >>chris: with the taliban in 2009, a story that won the pulitzer prize. >> if they invite you to their home, they will not kill you. they will protect you with their lives. we knew we hoped once we got there, because we had been invited. they would not kill us. >> the new york times says four of its journalists are now missing. >>chris: but her luck almost ran out when she and three colleagues were taken prisoner
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by cutoff these forces in 2011. >> they were about to execute us. i said each one of my colleagues begging for their lives. i remember i could barely speak and i just please. at that moment a commander came over and said you can't kill them, they are american. >>chris: they were beaten and held for six days but then later released.two months later, she went back to work. noton the front lines but still in gaza and afghanistan . and by now, she was pregnant. did your family, did your friends, did you question what you were doing? >> the fact is, i was surrounded by pregnant women. >>chris: her son lucas is now six. when she comes home, he sits on her lap while she edits
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pictures. sometimes of war refugees. >> i said sometimes people get killed. he said mommy, can you get killed? i can't like him and i just say, i will be fine. >>chris: so why does she do it? why does she risk life and keep risking her life with lucas waiting for back home? >> i don't need to take pretty pictures's not about just being there to travel and take a picture. it's really about the storytelling. about journalism. about. about telling people's stories, making people care about things they wouldn't necessarily care about. i just keep working. i think for me this is my calling and my mission and that's what i believe in. >>chris: this fall, she will release her first book of
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photography. it's cold of love and war. that's it for today. have a great week and we will see you next "fox news sunday". >> i am thrilled to announce that in the second quarter of this year, the united states economy grew at the amazing rate of 4.1 percent. if economic growth continues at this pace, the united states economy will double in size. more than 10 years faster than it would have under either president bush or obama. >>paul: welcome to "the journal editorial report". i am paul gigot.


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