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tolerate sanctuary cities ♪ ♪ pete: what a morning. abby: guess who is back from vaca. ed: i was off for a couple weeks. abby: you look so refreshed. ed: italy will do that for you. abby: were you even vacationing. ed: i missed you guys. pete: nothing happened while you were on vacation. abby: big news we will talk about tomorrow. this is our last weekend together. so we'll make the most of it. pete: we have sound effects for you. we have a big celebration tomorrow as well. but we have a lot of news breaking this morning. in fact, we begin with a fox news alert. terrifying moments as a stolen plane flew aimlessly in the air before crashing in seattle. abby: take a look at this video. alaska airlines employee
taking the aircraft. pete: dan springer is live with what we know at this hour. dan, good morning. >> dan: good morning, abby, pete and ed, it was 90 minutes of high tension in seattle. 8:00 last night a 29-year-old airline employee stole a commercial jet and flew it around the pew jet sound before crashing into a small island. here at sea-tac no plane was allowed to take off. the military quickly sent up two 15 jets and shoot it down if necessary. planes coming from portland getting up here in seven minutes. the man who stole the plane worked for horizon air. he joked about his flying skills even though he was not a pilot. he also made it clear he was suicidal.
>> i don't want to hurt no one. i just want you to whisper sweet nothings into my ear. i have a lot of people that care about me. and it's going to disappoint them to hear that i did this. >> air traffic control tried to get the man to land the plane on water. the fighter jets did not shoot the plane down as it flew south of south that coma. an hour and a half after the plane took off. it crashed on a small island. pierce county officials say this was not an act of terrorism. >> there is no indication that he did this to threaten anybody. there is no indication any kind of terrorist link or anything like that. >> the crash happened on an island between tacoma and olympia. there interest a handful of houses there. the plane went down in a wooded area and started a small wildfire but no one on the ground was hurt. the man's name has not been released. we should hear more about
that today. also, there has been an investigation started by horizon, also by airport officials on how, exactly, this guy was able to get into the plane and get on the runway and take off undetected. guys, back to you. ed: remarkable story dan. abby: an investigation? yeah. how this could happen. think about the people who loved him and his family first of all there how did someone, an employee of an alaskan airlines get in this plane. he flew for 90 minutes like this. ed: that's incredible. this is not a small jet. a massive passenger jet. and the video on social media that people started shooting with their phones where they saw this plane flying low over their backyards, over their homes. can you hear them talking to their kids daddy, there is a plane. they think it's a small plane at first from the distance. wait, that's a jet. this is insane. abby: right near a navy base. my brother lives there. is he a navy pilot.
you can imagine, pete, it's common they see planes flying around and blue angels when it gets closer you realize this is not a military plane. pete: you don't see alaska airlines doing tricks. not to make light of it he took his life. it's a serious situation. reminds you how incredibly important airport security is. all these people that have post security access to planes there is a lot of them at a lot of airports. ed: you would think post 9/11 and post all the other threats we have had over the last decade or so that there would not be more checks. the idea that someone could just get in the cockpit and fly the plane, take it off. pete: you would think so, ed. enemy minneapolis where they have had smaller refugees fighting with isis. 97% failure rate. we don't have our arms around it unfortunately. ed: people on social media says i can't bring more than three ounces of toothpaste through tsa without getting
serious problems. somehow this guy can just get in the cockpit? obviously he had more access. i get it he took advantage of that access where i can't get my arms around how there were not more checks. i get that people have certain badges and certain levels of access. there needs to be other player layers. pete: you follow it and watch it enough that you build out appear opportunity. ed: friday night and take advantage of. pete: security guard is a buddy of yours. we don't know what happened. but a couple of things happen. abby: not just about his life. a plane is a missile, right? you get behind that cockpit and anything can happen. so halder today with mental illness or knowing all of your employees and what they are dealing with oftentimes behind closed doors tell as different story. i'm sure the company maybe they didn't know he had been struggling this past year. ed: for the u.s. military to scramble not just one but two f-15s they were quite concerned, basically about people all around the seattle area. this plane could have landed
anywhere. abby: send us your thoughts this morning. a lot going on in the home front as well. as we often hear from the president and the attorney general, the area that they do come together on because they are not always on the same page on everything is on immigration. doubling down on the border and against sanctuary cities. here was general jeff sessions yesterday in houston. >> whatever we would on immigration. whatever our views. all of us should agree on two goals. we need to end illegal immigration and to end illegal immigration crime. we cannot accept the fact that gangs like ms-13, the latin king, many of whose members entered the country unlawfully are terrorizing american communities from los angeles to boston. if we want to reduce violent crime, then we have to get serious about illegal immigrant crime. if we're going to get serious about illegal immigration, we can't tolerate sanctuary cities. ed: think about all the talk
on capitol hill. it's an election year. we're going to deal with daca. finally enforce the immigration law us. it's really the immigration on its own here because congress has done nothing. pete: yes, yes. talk about the contrast. the left has also been rhetorically dedicated, unfortunately many people talking about abolishing ice and keeping those borders open. and really denigrating the policies that this administration has tried to pursue around zero tolerance. ed: denigrating law enforcement agencies. pete: denigrating the credibility of law enforcement at the same time. this administration is continuing to raise that conversation, stay focused on sanctuary cities. when you look at the polling. people, you know, may have different views of immigration and illegal immigration. when it comes to criminals and sanctuary cities, there's a lot of support for ending that policy. abby: you mentioned what's going on in the hill and mid terms around the corner. you notice every time you read one of president trump's tweets endorsing a candidate. he talks about the border.
he talks about. pete: tough on crime. abby: every single candidate. ed, to your point. he needs more help there. if he wants to pass everything he has been campaigning on, you need people who are fighting on his behalf as well. you can imagine if it goes over to the democratic side how challenging. nothing is going to get done for the next two years. ed: one of the road blocks for the president's agenda nancy pelosi. chuck schumer in the senate. a question whether or not if democrats take back the house of representatives will she be speaker of the house. the president sort of wading in to that yesterday mischievously with this tweet. a message to democrats. he said please, do not distance yourselves from nancy pelosi. she is a wonderful person whose ideas and policies may be bad but who should definitely be given a fourth chance. she is trying very hard, and has every right to take down the democrat party if she has veered too far left. so here he is basically endorsing her. talking about endorsements.
abby: in his own way. ed: if they are going to take back the house, make her the speaker. pete: the gift that keeps on giving. danny o'connor, like many candidates said, i don't want nancy pelosi for spiker. he is one of a few candidates. but if you add up a list. it's over 50 now of democrats both incumbents and candidates who have said they would not vote for nancy pelosi for speaker if they were to retake the house of representatives. now, she has a lot of support amongst other establishment types, her caucus in california. she calls herself a massive legislator. i would call this group right here that's scrolling the new freedom caucus. freedom from nancy pelosi is what they want. ed: here is one of their problems. they don't have an obvious person to replace her. abby: she hasn't let them find an obvious person she hasn't been willing to step aside. ed: she is holding on to power. abby: when your party is not in control of the white
house, the speaker matters. when you are one of the leading voices in the opposition party in congress, it's not just about raising money. you are basically the voice of the party right now. you represent that base. it's clear from all these folks that have come out, they feel like she doesn't represent them. she doesn't represent their base in the party and around the country of how people are feeling right now. she is a bit disconnected. she has been in washington for how many decades now, ed. ed: interesting because maybe it's a smart strategy for the president to elevate her as we get closer and closer to the mid terms and make her issue front and center. what do you think about the president doing that? friends at foxnews.com. holy fire scorching more than 19,000 acres with 10% contained outside of los angeles. the man accused of starting that fire making several outbursts in court. gordon clark calling the judge a liar when he was reading his felony charges.
smoke from more than a dozen burning wildfires are traveling thousands of miles to new york city. take a look at that on the map. the smoke not yet affecting the east coast air quality according to the national weather service. those are not clouds by the way. those are all smoke from the fire. unbelievable. and there's this. the navy frantically searching for a marine that went overboard in international waters. the uss essex reporting from the fil philippines. searchers covering more than 8,000 miles of water so far. the marine's family has not been notified. officials are not releasing their identity while the search is underway. hoping for the best there. also this: confirmation hearings for brawng brett kavanh will begin next month. september 4th hearing will last three to four days. hoping to get kavanaugh by early october. president trump nominated kavanaugh to replace retiring justifiable anthony ceptiond. then there is this.
a nasa scrubbed what would have been historic launch overnight with 1:55 seconds to go in the countdown. officials were forced to shut down the so-called mission to touch the sun after missing its launch window. the probe is expected to come within 3.8 million miles of the sun by december 2024. the launch is scheduled for tomorrow morning. very cool. ed: who do you think you are by the way, rick. hey, take a look at this. smoke is going across. abby: he is not here yet. i should become a weather person. it's actually much tougher than you think. pete: it might be happening. how does a jihad compound train kids to shoot other kids on u.s. soil? an expert weighs in next. ed: nfl anthem protest in full force preseason already. one kneeler says it won't stop any time soon. we will discuss this big story ahead ♪ ♪ ♪motorcycle revving
children to commit school shootings. court documents now revealing he is the son of a controversial brooklyn imam with ties to the 1993 world trade center attack. here to react founder and president of the american islamic forum for democracy and the author of "a battle for the soul of islam" dr. zuhdi jasser. good morning. the details of what happened to that compound incredibly disturbing as far as the treatment of kids and what they were training to potentially do. now we have these ties now to this very controversial imam in brooklyn tied to radical islam. what do you make of it all? >> i have to tell you in my
book as i mentioned i wrote in 2013 about imam no small fish sort of a name we never heard of as we hear often in these terror incidents and findings. this is a leading imam among the islamic establishment in america. he was the vice president of islamic center of north america. he has been a fundraiser for hundreds of mosques. the islamic relations. he has been on their board. so now he certainly has led authorities to find his son. his son was the ringleader. he has two daughters there. grand children. and he, on facebook and social media had been saying he lost his kids. and, yesterday, pete, when he was giving supposedly spontaneous press conference he basically, again, dug his heels in and said he had been looking for them. they were strung out. well, you know what, pete? they were strung out on his islamism. he may not have been a paris hilton tant but he has been for decades the gateway drug for radicalization. he is the tip of the iceberg
almost like an alcoholic i don't know how my kids got on cocaine and other drugs. well, he may not have been violent but at the end of the day he was the mentor for many radicals and has been and i have been screaming it for years, even on your show six, seven years ago i talked about him when he was going to speak at the dnc. and, yet now he is putting his hands up saying he doesn't know how his kids got radicalized. pete: doctor, this could have gone really the wrong direction. at some level this imam is saying i don't know where my sons or daughters are. that may or may not be true. he does still hold responsibility for the fact that if they are radicals who did seek to do violence, they learn that somewhere. >> absolutely. he was a character witness in '93 for the blind sheikh who committed the world trade center bombing in '93. he grav gave the first prayer to the congress who sponsored him a man doing 23 years for taking hundreds of thousands of dollars from qaddafi to try to kill the kings of
saudi arabia. i can give you an example in 1995 i saw him personally hold up the core ron an quart rn tquartquran. is he a separationist and he may not be al qaeda. he may not be isis. he is the tip of the iceberg of a conveyor belt of radicalization. pete, this is a defining moment for muslims. we need new leadership. we need reform. we need to own up to the gateway drug that are leading imams like this guy and still today, the islamic organizations are saying don't offend its family. it's a hard time for him. be compassionate. you know what? how about would he be compassionate for our kids being radicalized by imams like this guy. pete: wow, dr. zuhdi jasser great inanxiety. it's a scary reminder even in the bureau of brooklyn guys are still there still in mosques preaching this kind of hate. doctor, thank you for your time. we appreciate it.
>> thanks, pete. any time. pete: wow. still ahead. a wild brawl in new york city. now a cab driver could be in big trouble. woe, look at that film. nfl anthem protest already ramping up as the preseason begins. one kneeler says it won't stop any time soon. our next guest is an iraq war veteran who says he fought for their right to kneel. he has a message to the protesters straight ahead ♪ never compromise what's right ♪ and uphold your family name ♪ you've got to stand for something ♪ or you're fall for anything ♪ chicken?! chicken. chicken! that's right, candace-- new chicken creations from starkist. buffalo style chicken in a pouch-- bold choice, charlie! just tear, eat...
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telling fox the launch is sending a message to the u.s. after president trump followed through on that campaign promise and pulled out of the iran nuclear deal and slapped new sanctions on tehran. meanwhile, the president doubling the steel and aluminum tariffs on turkey. the president saying our relations with turkey are not good at this time. aluminum will now be 20%. steel 50% tariffs. tension re release the american detained pastor andrew brunson. pete? pete: nfl preseason starting up this week and so did the ongoing kneeling controversy. abby: kenny stills telling reporters they are not planning to stop any time soon. >> continue into the regular season? >> i don't see why not. >> what would it take for you to stop doing it? >> it would take a lot. a good first step for us would be acknowledging what they are doing to us.
[inaudible] league support the players and protest and not black ball the players who started the protest. ed: here to discuss former mma fighter tim kennedy. good morning, tim. >> good morning. ed: we thought the nfl had said we have got a new policy. you could kneel during the anthem if you stay in the locker room. the players association rejected that as you know. so where are we now? >> >> i guess we are lost. you know, we are a split nation. people struggling on both sides of the topic. i think ultimately, it's unquestionably protected by the first amendment and they have every right to do it. whether or not they can do it while they are at work, you know, i have jobs and if i work for somebody and they tell me not to do something, i can't do it. that's kind of how it works. you can't take a knee where you are.
that's not going to work. i don't understand how private corporation can kind of be on a freight train that they have no control over what direction or speed it's going their employees. the other side is we do have issues, then those issues should be recognized. i don't know if disrespecting the american flag is the way about going about it. i love the american flag. i fought to protect it. you know, i would go overseas and do violence on their behalf for their right to take a to me. i believe somebody has a right to burn the american flag. i think they are idiots. if they do it in front of me i will probably put them on the ground covered in their own blood. i would with no doubt go overseas and protect their right to do it. i realize there is a conflict there. don't do it in front of me. bad idea. i believe every way shape or form i would protect your idea. abby: what a contrast a week or two there when we saw the
bodies come back in boxes from north korea. what we saw with the nfl and the kneeling you mentioned the american flag and how many friends, i imagine, have you lost fighting for this great country. what does that flag mean to you? when you see it draped over a coffin. when you see it draped over coffins of men and women who have served this great country, what does that mean to you? >> it means everything. you know, it's not just -- you know, it might be difficult for me to understand from their perspective the struggles that the african-american community is going through, like come over to my side. come and look at that flag being folded slowly, carefully, deliberately and handed to a widow or handed to a mom or a dad who just lost their son in a war. i have seen that countless times. i have seen that flag fly over bases being overrun by isis and al qaeda. friends of mine like doing absolutely everything in their power to keep that flag flying. and, you know, to have the national anthem come on and
you use that as an opportunity to disrespect the flag while trying to promote some issues. it's the wrong time. you know, that is a conversation that should be hang. but not at the expense and not at the cost of insulting like one of the most important pieces of who we are as americans. pete: you are right. just the wrong time. i have to get your take. you are an army guy. mma guy. none of you was would mess with you. i didn't know you had any experience in space. we did see the vice president lay out their plans for a space force and a lot of people feel like the future of american dominance might include that sphere. apparently you want to volunteer to join the space force, tim? >> yeah. they are like hurt. we pretty much have to torture you for the next two years. we're not going to feed you, get no sleep. i'm like cool, i'm in. i'll volunteer. being a sniper is cool. being a green beret is
awesome. being a rangers is awesome being astronaut is awesome doing all of those things together you can't wish for anything cooler. and this is -- it's not an accident. if you look at trump's national strategic strategy to national defense strategy all the way down to the joint chiefs of staff national military strategy. it is part, you know, controlling information, controlling satellites, controlling who can put out propaganda, intelligence. this is truly america first. and it's no surprise to me that we're going to be owning everything in space and if the military is in space, we're going to own it that's the way it's going to be. abby: especially if you are involved. pete: consider yourself volunteered. >> guys, i can't even believe it. pete: be a founding member. they would be lucky to have you too. abby: thank you for your service. what a guy. pete: i love it. abby: coming up on the show to a fox news alert now.
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from getting away from the gate to taking off to security protocols. walk us through it? >> it depends or the aircraft was. if the aircraft was at a passenger gate, at a departure gate. someone would have had to push that plane back it doesn't back up on its own. it would have been a crew member to do it. some kind of authorization or coordination with somebody on the ground to do that. if the plane was out near a taxiway, maybe just standing by for maintenance or going into a maintenance bay, then, if you know how to start an engine like that and, again, that takes some training, so he would have had to have some training, then taking off on a runway is not impossible. it's something that a flight student could do after a while. abby: certainly a wake-up call around the country that this could happen. he is a 29-year-old man. as we are hearing he is not a technician but maybe a higher up, at least high enough to have certain access to things. what should people be aware
of now. >> it's hard to know what went wrong first. we have a lot of airport security. he had credentials he had the ability to get out on the ramp and to be among the airplanes. so, it's hard to say we're going to stop somebody like that from doing anything unless we figure that he may have some, you know, nefarious thoughts in mind. pete: you would think post 9/11 and incidents across the country there would be protocols in layers just because have you an id badge you shouldn't just be able to hop into the cockpit and take off. you would think that there are layers to back it up and say okay, who is this guy? who is going where? is it possible he was taking advantage of friday night? late summer? maybe there's some vacations going on and there is less people there. >> it could very well be the issue. and, remember, how many people go around and service an airplane before it's ready for departure? 112, 15, 18 people depending
on the size of the aircraft. can you keep track of people all the time? ed: people cleaning a plane or mechanic there. is it ready to take off? pete: usually three, four, five people there. ed: there should be flairs? >> he indicated the fuel was burning faster than he thought it should have been. he knew something about the aircraft. pete: imagine if this happened over new york, new jersey? they had a couple jets scrambled is there a point you shoot it down. >> they probably had protocol in place for that let's give them a lot of credit. they went up there and knew exactly what to do. keep him away from population. they made him circle. that's really what you want to do. keep him to an area. this island had a couple of dozen people on the island. it really wasn't a big threat to people on the ground. let's keep him there and had he made a move towards
seattle or some of the more populated areas, i'm sure. ed: audio there kept saying take a turn this way, this way. towards the water so he wouldn't be in a pop plus area. >> and trying to talk him down that's when he decided to put the plane on the island. abby: wake-up call. thank you so much. i do wants to bring you other headlines we are following this morning. starting here, reality tv start bethany frank on and off boyfriend found dead inside of trump tower. 51-year-old dennis shields was unresponsive in his apartment of an apparent drug overdose. shields asked hi his assistant administer narcan. franklin shields appeared together on the real housewives of new york city. an investigation is now underway. cab driver wearing a white shirt in video started attacking a couple that cut
her off. punched the guy in the face. biting him in the neck. eventually the 25-year-old gets back into her cab and rams into multiple vehicles. including the couple's nissan with a child and 2 week old baby inside of the car. the cab driver with a history of assault was later arrested and the license was suspended. unbelievable. california jury awarding nearly $300 million to a man they believe got cancer from a popular weed killer. schools ground keeper dwayne johnson diagnosed in 2014 with non-hodgkin's. he used large amounts of the product roundup. johnson is among 500,000 similar plaintiffs across the country. the company monday santo denies those claims. and incredible rescue caught on camera. pulling out unconscious man. authorities saying that the 60-year-old passed out with his foot on the accelerator causing the engine to overheat and burst into
flames. police arresting the man for operating a vehicle while intoxicated. he now is suffering minor injuries. those are some stories this morning. my goodness. pete: lucky there were sober firefighters there to pull him out. ed: rick heard earlier you were trying to do his job. rick: how was it. abby: talking about above california looks like clouds it's smoke. the whole state is covered in smoke. rick: yeah, some of that smoke people have been kind of excited about a news story some of that smoke is making its way all the way to the east coast. that happens. abby: i'm not sure how excited we should be. rick: maybe excited is the wrong word. excited to get in on the action or something like that. here's your temps as you are waking up. was it hot enough for you guys this week? pete: nice. rick: nice? i don't know about that. really hot and humid. breaking a little bit for a couple of days here across parts of the northeast. coolinger again to the great lakes. we have rain throughout the weekend. not as much in the southeast. going to be here across
northeast. some of that is going to cause flooding. waking up things looking good down across the southeast. florida as well. big storms moving in across parts of pennsylvania and new jersey this morning. get ready for that out across areas of the west. phoenix, another night of incredibly heavy rain. take a look at this. dealing with drought across much of texas. showers there this weekend, however, a little bit too much is going to cause some flooding. take a look at this. the fire danger continues all out across areas of the west fortunately we will see things cool down in the pacific northwest. still warm in the northern rockies. aside from that we will not get any precipitation out of this four corners not getting any relief at all. pete: are you judging our weather preferences? rick: a little bit. if it's like 92 and humid. pete: maybe i like that. rick: clearly you do. i didn't know this about you. pete: can we have abby do weather some time this weekend though?
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is considering spinning off or selling the two brands as demand for denim declines. that's a shame. experts say the drop in sales is due in part to the popularity of yoga pants. taking out denim. that is sad. and crocs shuts down last manufacturing plant. this after the company already closed its plants in new mexico and italy. while it's unclear how it will continue to produce its products, the foot wear maker is vowing fans will still be able to buy their sandals as they streamline their business. yoga pants and crocs, the future. ed? just for you. ed: i don't know about the yoga pants. turning to the opioid crisis rocking america. very specific story right here in new york, long island has been hard hit. the numbers are simply staggering. as many as 600 people on long island died last year alone from opioid overdoses. but now one of america's youngest politicians, he's trying to make a difference. he is working to change all
that with us now long island's youngest elected official nassau county legislature josh lap is in he joined us last year before he was elect would and now has an update for us. >> good morning good to be here. ed: good to have you here because it's such an important issue. one of the bills, so there are two bills that you sponsored. >> that's right. ed: within a few months of being in office they were signed. walk us through both of the bills. >> sure in 2018 it's still harder to get help than it is to get heroin. until we reverse that phenomenon we will are not going to make progress. ed: one of the bill creates 24 hour hotline. >> i'm 24 years old. as a legislator i fight for common sense solutions to help my generation i sponsored two bills. one i named timothy's law as to the late son of of my good friend terry. terry lost their son in 2009. what it does is creates a 24 hour hotline get a dedicated substance abuse counselor on the phone 24 hours a day seven days a week.
ed: so important. the second one is an app. >> smart phone app. the days of giving 30 minute presentation to students in a an auditorium doesn't work. they are getting addicted younger and younger ages. not adapting our tactics to reach them. in 2018, with the tap of a button on smart phone you can order a cheeseburger or uber driver whatever you want to door intan takennously to expect someone to do pro-pirate research it does not exist. ed: how do people find the app. >> we are developing police commissioner ryder on your show use police asset further fund to do an app. it should be up next 30 days. ed: what has made the opioid crisis a priority? what do you want them to know about what needs to be done. >> i'm going to make a personal appeal here. if president trump is watching, we need federal dollars and we need help. i'm making an ask please come to nassau county and
long island. i'm heart broken seeing my generation being torn apart from this horrible scourge we need federal dollars and attention. if you want to come i will give you a tour of long island. ed: long island dealing with ms-13 as well. >> that's right. ed: we will have you back in six months to see how that's working out. thanks, josh. >> than thank you, sir. ed: airport employee stealing a jet taking it for a ride before crashing. a live report from sea-tac. >> first woman to take the job. an exclusive sitdown with her and our own griff jenkins is next. >> i guarantee you i may be the first but i guarantee you i won't be the last female chief of the border patrol.
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themselves. do you see this taking a toll on them? >> definitely. i think it takes a toll on their morale. i have said this before and i will say it again. we don't leave our humanity behind when we report for duty. the majority of my men and women are parents. i'm a parent myself. law enforcement is a difficult job. in my 26 years in law enforcement, both as a local police officer and as a border patrol agent, i have had to separate parents from their children. it's not an easy task. but when you violate the law, and it is a violation of law to cross the border illegally between the ports of entry, then there needs to be a consequence. our core values are vigilance, service to country, and integrity. i want to ensure that we continue down that path. griff: so she steps in to this challenge with unbelievable pressure on her. but, when i talked to. so other border agents i have met along the way. calling around what do you think of her she is great. we really look forward to
her leadership. abby: griff, how important is it to have someone like her leading the charge? >> it's really important. you know, you heard there, she's a mother. she understands this. but she also says look, we don't make the laws. we enforce them. and at the top of her priorities is rule of law. and that's exactly what the administration wants right now. >> griff jenkins getting the scoop. glad to have you on this morning. god speed to her. abby: coming up on the show, gregg jarrett, tammy bruce and dan bongino all here live. i think dan bongino is on the couch. ed: he will be here. ♪ good times rule ♪ let the good times ahoy-hoy. alexander graham bell here... no, no, my number is one, you must want two! two, i say!! like my father before... [telephone ring] like my father before...
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>> safely and not hurt anybody on the ground. >> i had a 29-year-old airline employee stole a commercial jet and flew it around the pew jet sound before crashing into a small island. >> i don't know, man, i don't know. i don't want to, i was hoping that was going to be it, you know. >> if we are going to get serious about illegal immigration. we can't tolerate sanctuary cities. pete: this administration is continuing to raise that conversation stay focused on sanctuary cities. ed: nfl season has begun and athletes are renewing their protests during the national anthem. >> we have issues and those issues should be recognized. i don't know if disrespecting the american flag is a way to go about it. i love the american flag. i fought to protect it. >> the border patrol has a
new boss making history as the first woman to take the job. >> you know, i realize it is significant. i'm the 18th chief and the first female but it's interesting because throughout my career, i never looked at myself as a female border patrol agent, just a border patrol agent. ♪ ♪ abby: good saturday morning. we begin here with a fox news alert. terrifying moments as a stolen plane flies aim mustily in the air before crashing. pete: alaska airlines employee stealing the aircraft from seattle tacoma international airport. ed: that's where our own dan springer is life with what we know at this hour. dan, certainly a lot of questions this morning. >> yeah. investigators will eventually get to those questions when they get up this morning. it's real early out here. jewels a stunning joy ride gone terribly wrong is exactly how it was described by the local sheriff.
clearly it was also a bizarre suicide, which happened last night at 8:00. when an airline employee stole a 76 seat passenger aircraft and flew it around the pe piewjt sound. the video is absolutely stunning and amazing when you look at it. shows the q-400 turbo prop doing loops and flying low to the ground. the military quickly sent up two f-15 fighter jets to follow that plane. those planes came out of portland and up here in minutes. the man who stole the plane worked for horizon air as a ground service agent. definitely not a pilot. he joked with the air traffic control agents about his flying skills even though he was not a pilot, clearly. he also made it clear he was suicidal. >> i don't want to hurt no one. i just want you to whisper sweet nothings into my ear. i have a lot of people that
care about me. and it's going to disappoint them to hear that i can this. >> air traffic control tried to get the man to land the plane in a variety of places first at a nearby air base and then over water. the fighter jet did not shoot the plane down as it flew south of seattle and towards tacoma and south of tacoma. an hour and a half after the plane took off, it crashed on a small island. pierce county officials say this was definitely not an act of terrorism. >> there is no indication that he did this to threaten anybody. there is no indication of any kind of terrorist link or anything like that. >> the crash happened on tetron island. very small. population 20. handful of houses. the plane went down in a wooded area and started a small wildfire. that was quickly out. no one on the ground was hurt. we are told the man who stole the plane was killed. the man's name has not been
released. but you mentioned the investigation. it will certainly start this morning. they will look into exactly how he was able to get into plane and take off. he had no formal pilot skills that we know of. he was a ground transportation employee. he was the guy that de-ices the planes in the winter. he will also direct the planes with those orange cones and bring them in to the gate and take the planes out to the runway and things like that. so how was he able to fly that plane? how was he able to get it undetected? we do know that plane was in for some maintenance. it was not supposed to be flown that day or last night. so, exactly how he got that plane and how he was able to get off the ground with it will be part of the investigation. ed: dan springer some terrific reporting in the middle of the night for us. appreciate it, dan. pete: thanks, dan. ed: that answers a little bit of the question one of our experts had last hour whether the plane was at a gate. dan is reporting it the was not at passenger gate it was in maintenance area being worked on. significant because a pilot
aviation expert was saying if it was at a passenger gate you would need more people involved to actually -- if he was in the cockpit getting ready to fly you need other people to push it back from the gate. that's not what happened. it was in a maintenance area. abby: begs the question how do you monitor all of your employees and make sure they are mentally well that something like this doesn't happen again. that's a question we asked sal la gotten i can't. here is what he said. he had credentials. let ability to get out on the ramp and be among the airplanes. so it's hard to say that we are going to stop somebody like that from doing anything unless we figure that he may have some nefarious thoughts. remember, how many people go around and service an airplane before it's ready for departure. 12, 15, 18 people, depending on the eyes of the aircraft. can you keep traffic of all of those people all the
time? ed: that last point makes you wonder how it's not happened before. all the airports, chicago o'hare and jfk with employees going in and out. thank god it hasn't happened before it's remarkable because he could have done much damage all the fuel in that plane. he was driving over some of these videos showing from social media. i was listening to them earlier. the audio, families, kids at first oh wow, dad, look. they were horrified because they thought this plane was going to crash and kill their families. if this plane had crashed somewhere not on that remote island but actually in a neighborhood, this would be a much -- pete: i poo pooed this story at first when i saw it. i didn't realize what a large plane it was coming out a major airport. as we saw on 9/11 planes can be missiles. if he decided to turn it towards seattle, if it had happened in this area, that's a real threat and not every airport worker at every airport has been screened probably the way they should for their background. clearly you can do side pilot training without people knowing it. this guy knew how to take
off a plane and fly it i wouldn't know where to start. even if he was a maintenance guy he knew something. abby: we cannot highlight enough how lucky it was. right near a navy base. they are used to seeing planes above them and doing crazy things and flips and tricks. and to your point, ed, when your kid is on the ground and it gets close you realize this is not a normal navy plane. ed: fuel there, it causes a big fire and who knows what happens. thank god none of that happened. abby: thinking about family and friends, everyone who knew him it's a sad story. pete: it is a sad story. abby: we will keep an eye on it. pete: something that makes me happy every august is football is coming pack. i'm a fugitive fan. i love it preseason started on thursday. a lot of us hope in the offseason they get this kneeling thing figured out. they had a new policy and everyone walked away from the policy. what will players do kneeled last year and thinking about kneeling this year. unfortunately we saw a
handful of players take a knee or raise a fist in that first weekend. the president tweeting as you would expect about that. the second part of two tweets read this way. he said be happy, be cool. a football game that pays -- that fans are paying so much money to watch and enjoy is no place to protest. most of that money goes to the players anyway. find another way to protest. stand proudly for your national anthem or be suspended without pay. his point is enjoy the game, we love the game. keep the game where it is. don't mix your protest with something so many people revere in the national anthem. pete: nfl policy supposed to be in place and rejected and part of the reason why we are at this place again is hey, if you want to protest, yeah, have you that opportunity, stay in the locker room, do it that way. don't do it on the field when we are honoring the flag. when we are honoring america. and we had sergeant tim kennedy, an mma fighter, an iraq war veteran on. he said, look, i fought for this flag. i saw some of my friends die for the american flag. for this country. you have the right to
protest. but if he saw that kind of protest happening, here's what he said he would do. >> come over to my side. you know, come and look at that flag being folded slowly, carefully, deliberately and handed to a widow or handed to a mom or handed to a dad that just lost their son in a war. i have seen that countless times. i have seen that flag flying baits overrun by isis and al qaeda. friends of mine like doing absolutely everything in their power to keep their flag flying. and you know, to have the national anthem come on and you use that as an opportunity to disrespect the flag while trying to promote some issues, it just -- it's the wrong time. abby: he made the point. he said we are over there fighting so that people can speak their minds, so that they can kneel. so they can do whatever they want really in this country. i think this is a real leadership problem within the nfl and the fact that we
are still talking about this. they will can't get it under control. let's have those conversations, right? bring the players. in figure out how we move forward as a league. how can we make football enjoyable again for every american. pete: there is your problem right there. roger goodell he can tig figure out how to tell them what kind of socks and shoes to wear but not whether or not to stand for the national anthem. ed: they are not having that problem in major league baseball and the nhl. by the way to abby's question and points which is an important one about bringing people together, some of these players have simply said i don't want to meet with the president. i don't want to meet with community leaders. i think kenny stills, we should point out one of the miami dolphin players who has kneeled has met with community leaders. he wants to talk about police issues. he is trying to make a difference. is he not just doing the protest and maybe an empty -- he is actually saying let's find a solution. pete: nba has figured it out as well. remember the golden state warriors said i'm not going to the white house you are entitled to personal perspective and some of us will disagree with that at
least they are standing for the anthem. they have a policy. and they have figured it out. abby: talk to anyone who has gone into the white house or sat down across the table from him and left saying he didn't listen to them or didn't care about what they had to say u that's the only way to move forward is to have conversations. figure out where the problems are and how we move forward. the kneeling, as much as people feel like there are issues in this country and there are issues that we need to solve. is that the most productive way to do it. ed: good point. abby: send us your thoughts on that firstname.lastname@example.org. a highway motorcycle officer and a driver that he pulled over are killed during a traffic stop. a pickup truck slamming into men on the side of the road. will california state highway patrol saying officer kurt griff died doing what he loved. >> he was the ultimate public servant. he loved what he did. he loved being a chp officer. he loved being a chp motorcycle officer. abby: the driver of the pickup truck is now in the
hospital and cooperating with authorities. a 19-year veteran of the force and former marine. he leaves behind a wife and three children. it's just heart breaking. and there's this. two police officers are among four people killed in a deadly rampage in canada. officers robert costello and sarah burns responding to a call of shots fired in new brunswick. they came across two victims on the ground just moments before getting shot themselves. the accused shooter is now being identified as a 48-year-old man. is he coverinsuffering from sers injuries after gun fight with police. a motive is still unclear. and there's this. the democratic national committee serving weeks with a lawsuit over twitter of all of places. the law firm representing the dnc posting this single tweet with links to several documents related to that suit. they are accusing wikileaks, the russian government and the trump campaign worked together to target the dnc. it all comes after the site published hacked emails during the 2016 election. ed: maybe they will turn
over their server. and an artist showing his support for president trump this 20-foot sculpture. placing masterpiece in front of a home in new york. >> i'm an artist. and this is my work. it's my display to provoke emotion. this community, they love it i think a littl bigger would be better, taller. >> showing his support for then candidate donald trump before someone set it on fire. pete, is your yard big enough for that? pete: no staten island true to form right there. he should replicate that. abby: maybe make a smaller one for you. pete: no, bigger. ed: this morning talking about a lot of tough issues. chicago. it's been descending into chaos with over 1700 people, 1700 people shot this year. our next guest says it's time to de ploy the national guard. the navy, even the marines. pete: cynthia nixon going full speed on the socialism
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♪ ed: good morning again. 19 people were shot. one person killed in violence in chicago just in the past 24 hours. that, according to the chicago tribune. this is breaking overnight it comes after heavy violence, of course, last weekend. another 74 were shot, 12 were killed in america's third largest city. so what needs to finally be done to fix chicago? here to weigh in depaul university professor author of the new book we have
overcome jason hill. jason, good morning. >> good morning. ed: let's start simply what's going on in your city. >> an epidemic of mass murders that have been going on for quite some time and it's a genocidal warfare taking over certain parts of chicago and i think nothing short of boots on the ground occupation by the navy, the marines, the national guard. i think certain parts of the city should be placed into military receivership and nothing short of that will be the solution. ed: i want to get to that and what kind of federal response we should have. i want to first start and stay with the city. rahm emanuel is the mayor. as you know he is very much under fire over this, of course i have known him for a long time. he was in the clinton white house. capitol hill. chief of staff at the white house for barack obama. he was hard-charging. he was tough. he would stand up to members
of congress stand up to presidents. what has gone wrong? >> i think he is just fewerly incompetent. and i think that he is responsible since the 2014 firing of certain forcing into retirement and firing certain chief of police officers and leaders shown no respect for police officers. and law enforcement. he is incompetent and should be called to resign for dereliction of duty. ed: we have heard for calls for him to resign. he has said he is not going it do that he is not incompetent. is he trying to deal with the problem. as you lay out in your book and commentaries this morning clearly the city is not taking care of the problem. in the last minute we have, what do you think president trump should do? what do you think the trump administration what do you think congress should do to deal with this problem? >> [inaudible] invoked by
three presidents before 1957 by president eisenhower and 1992 by president bush and in 2006 by president george w. bush and i think that the city has to be placed in to military receivership. i think we need boots on the ground, occupation in certain parts of the neighborhood that are being targeted by career criminals. i think gang manipulate should alsgang membership shoul. ed: these gang members clearly are not respecting the law whether you make it illegal or not. important and tough questions ahead for the president and others, professor jason hill we appreciate your time this morning. >> thank you. ed: all right, still ahead. defense secretary james mattis is so popular with the troops he cannot even introduce the vice president without hearing thunder russ applause. next guest tells us why he is so respected. [applause]
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1300 how many thirsty cows surrounded this water truck in australia. the farmer driving more than an hour to make delivery. region facing one of the worst drought in years. abby: that's heart breaking. ed: james mattis dedicating four decades before, confirmed as secretary of defense by a 98 to 1 vote. abby: mattis is so popular with the troops. take a look at the welcome he received when he and vice president pence were introducing the space force just this last week. watch this. [. [applause] >> i assure you, mr. vice president, that is for you. not for me. [laughter] >> please, please. [applause] pete: so who really have general james mattis. here with a closer look is the author of "no better friend, no worse enemy" the
life of general james mattis jim prosser. thanks for being here this morning. >> giewrge what made you say you wanted to write the book on this guy. >> first attracted to him by the quotes many of us have heard things like be polite, be professional, but be prepared to kill everyone you meet. [laughter] >> he has the ability to be both a peace maker and a very effective war maker, war fighter at the same time. that attracted me to him as someone who could manage both worlds. abby: knowing him now, you actually have not met him. >> correct. abby: or interviewed him which is so fascinating. you probably feel like you know him so well from this book. is he the man he is today because he was born this way or was it life experiences that turned him into the person we now see? >> he has worked very hard and long to become the man that he is because as i say
he is a very proficient war fighter. he is a very ferocious warrior. and that takes a great deal of discipline over many, many, many years as you know. ed: we have heard about him as a warrior monk who likes to read all these books. >> yes. ed: solitude. he has this tough side. the moment i remember is the "60 minutes" interview. listen to this. >> what keeps you awake at night? >> nothing. i keep other people awake at night. ed: pardon me face the nation, sunday program not "60 minutes." i keep others at wake at night. >> that's jim mattis. he is not intimidated. he keeps it very real for his troops. and he has always told them that the people are the prize. so, you know, a military victory is just the beginning, but he is very, very aware that the ultimate goal of war is to win the hearts and minds of the people. pete: what does the fact that president trump chose him as his first cabinet member what does it say
about the president and level of respect? >> well, jim mattis is living proof that trump is neither unethical nor incompetent. the fact that he was chosen first, i think, speaks to president trump's ability to recognize someone who knows how to win. and both -- and someone who has really brought appeal to both -- to all people and all sides of very divided nation. abby: so much of the show that we do here is highlighting what makes this country so great and the patriots among us that sacrificed every single day for all of us. and he is the number one example when i can think of that type of person. what can we learn? what do you hope people take from this book? >> well, he is a role model. i mean, his commitment to the nation andselves to the nation and his dedication and self-discipline over many years is a role model to me. and i hope to many americans who would like to have an
extraordinary life like mr. mattis. pete: pretty private guy, doesn't seek the spotlight. not clear if you are a friend or enemy at this point for writing this book. >> i hate be the last guy to who makes jim mattis angry last man alive. ed: everywhere you can buy a book right now jim proser appreciate it. pete: one of the most fast fascinating men. abby: a man take as plane ride for a terrifying ride before crashing it. how could this happen? aviation expert live next. pete: bruce ohr is heading to the hot seat on capitol hill. what questions could he face and what can we learn? some interesting stuff there we're going to ask gregg jarrett coming up live. plus, you know what? we have a "fox & friends" bowling alley. that's the plaza. it's not a bolling alley. it's a bolling alley on the plaza to celebrate national bogglbowling day straight ahead.
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he was flying dangerously close to homes watch this. >> holy [bleep] >> oh my god. what is happening right now? pete: yeah, military fighter jets closely tailing the plane before it crashed on a remote island. police say no other passengers were on the plane. authorities confirming this was not an act of terrorism. let's bring in now sal lagonia, pilot and aviation expert. this was not an act of terrorism, sal, a future iteration could be. i mean, that's what scares people about this. this was a guy on a suicide run. what if someone like him had the same access and stole a plane? how do we prevent that? >> and i'm not sure there is a way of preventing it here have you an airline employee with proper credentials in a proper access area of the airport. we call it airport operations area. and he has got access to get on that aircraft. if he knows enough to start it, and to move it, what can you do? now, we did find out that the aircraft was in a
maintenance situation. so it wasn't at a gate where he would have needed extra help to get the airplane pushed back and then back out on the taxiway or on the run way. but, if it was at a maintenance gate, he could have literally walked on board with his proper credentials and shut the door and flown away. ed: how quickly can you start a plane like this it's not like putting a key in an ignition. i have never been in cockpit like that. how long would it have taken? >> it's a turbo plot so it's ultimately a jet engine. you need to know what valves to pull, how to move the fuel around the aircraft so it's not in one place. how to get the pumps going and how to start it typically what's called apu on board some aircraft that actually start the engine running. so that it can pick up speed and then begin. ed: it takes minutes. >> not something that happens in a minute or two. five or ten minute
operation. abby: luckily not in a place like new york where there are buildings everywhere and there was water that the plane could go to. certain point fighter jets had to come up and steer it in a certain direction or try to at least. at what point do they make that decision we need to shoot this down or we need to get up there and solve. this they have internal protocols to make that happen. i think we have to say they did a fantastic job. they kept that plane away from population. kept it away from buildings. they kept it over almost deserted island, over in the middle of the water. and when they couldn't get him to go down in a military base, which is what they wanted, then they tried to keep him over the water where he could do the least amount of damage. ed: if you are in charge of operations management this morning at jfk or chicago o'hare, what are you doing? >> redoubling my efforts to make sure the security protocols that are supposed to be in place are in place. i think that's the bottom line. we have plenty of security at airports. we have to make sure they are not failing. pete: how many ongoing
screening happens of employees. obviously a clearance goes in to being hired to be secure area. things change. people can get radicalized. who is alerted of when someone could be suspicious. >> it varies. the faa has their own protocols in place that require airlines to do a certain amount of that but, for the most part. it's drug testing and alcohol testing. it's not the mental illness testing because that is so hard to do. pete: or the radicalization testing. >> or the radicalization testing. we don't know when that's going to happen. you could test somebody today and he could be radicalized three days from now. abby: almost impossible. it's a really tough thing we are faced with. >> it sure is. abby: thank you for your insight. really horrible story. i want to give you other headlines we are following this morning. starting with this. a judge rejects plea deals for two men charged in the deadly oakland warehouse fire. a california judge saying that derek showed no remorse for the 2016 blaze killing 36 people. prosecutors say that harris
turned the warehouse known as the ghost ship into an illegal concert venue. concert goers call it a death trap by cluttering and t. and blocking the exits. both could face life in prison if convicted. college basketball coach is placed on leave an a man he punched died. jamil jones charged with hitting sandor szabo to fall back and hitting his head on the concrete. his mother calling jones out for leaving the scene. >> when you are responsible for somebody's death, you hit them so hard you leave, don't show up again for five days, and you think an assault is what you should be charged with you are just wrong. abby: the wake forest university coach is charged with assault and pleading not guilty. still unclear why he punched the man or if they even knew each other. first, hollywood star, now his new hampshire granite
vandals smashing president trump's granite block marking his 2016 win. showcases democrat and republican winners of the state's presidential primary. police are now actively searching for suspects. this comes as the west hollywood city council voted to remove the hollywood star after it was reportedly destroyed. ed: no end. unbelievable. >> rent control in the city and state what newly claimed socialist cynthia nixon pushing for as campaign of governor of new york. she wants to keep rent costs the same for residents across new york state no matter their income giving them a stable and safe place to live. pete: if only we could get rid of all markets all together. ed: free tuition. medicare for all. pete: free, perfect. rick gives us free weather. rick: could you keep my rent stable though? pete: works for me. rick: exactly. all right, guys. big storms coming in across
parts of the northeast. take a look at the map and show you what's going on. we have the storms right here. we also have storms across parts of texas. it's going to be especially tomorrow right around the big been stretching over towards the west in towards hill country. get ready potentially for flooding. a lot of drought going on across parts of texas. across parts of the northeast today pretty big showers as well we have to deal with down across the southeast, we will see heavier rain across parts of south florida. not that bad across places like atlanta and in towards birmingham. we will see those showers in across parts of texas. towards the northern plains, take a look at this 101 for a high today in bismarck. 92 in minneapolis. the heat is on see a little mormomore monsoonal rain. ed: senior doj staff bruce ohr about be interviewed about the author of anti-trump dossier. dozens and dozens of revelations. could be a big bombshell
the dossier author chris steele as far back as january 2016. he owes the american public the full truth. ed: what happens next? here is a man who knows the you author of the russian hoax a run away "new york times" best seller gregg jarrett. >> thanks for having me on the curvey couch. ed: bruce ohr is on the book, chapter' i believe. >> yes. >> we had known some time ago here is the number four official at the justice department. checking in on the russia investigation and whatnot. now we learned he was talking to the author of the dossier. his wife, nellie ohr was working at fusion gps the opposition research firm digging up dirt on donald trump. what an interesting connection. >> when he filed his disclosure forms he didn't reveal what his wife was doing which as i write in the book is a potential crime. i also identify other potential crimes that bruce ohr and others may have committed, including
conspiracy to defraud the government, major fraud, obstruction of justice, abuse of power. when he testifies on the 28th of this month, i would not be surprised if he invokes his right against incrimination, self-incrimination. pete: what would his justification presumably be for all these contacts with christopher steele for not disclosing his wife who is by the way a russian linguist and expert on russian affairs could have been a part of that. >> he and his wife hated donald trump. they wanted to help hillary clinton. so there was this can a can kal author. glenn simpson who was paying for it through hillary clinton's campaign. ed: fusion gps. >> that's right. this little kabul was pushing this phony dossier. james comey and his confederates were all in. they used this document as a pretext not only to investigate donald trump but to spy on the trump campaign
through the fisa wiretap warrant. abby: so republicans on the hill, they are frustrated because all they have been asking for all this time is just some answers. they want to get evidence of those conversations between the ohrs, between steele and peter strzok as well. they throw out subpoenas. it doesn't seem to ever lead to anything it doesn't seem like they have gotten any real answers. >> right. abby: time and time again they have asked for them. >> this is how coverups work. the truth is slow to emerge. all of the people who were involved in the russia hoax advancing this co-collusion no probable cause. no intelligence. actively deceiving and they continued to do so this day. abby: how long can this go on for? >> well, congress needs to really put its foot down. this is a step in the right direction to call all of these people to testify. but what you really need is a grand jury to investigate
the investigators because the law enforcers, as i write in the book, became the law breakers and great irony here is they are not under investigation, but donald trump is and the evidence is pretty overwhelming that they framed him. ed: a whole new layer this week when had you john solomon at the hill newspaper communications we teased at the lead-in. more than we ever knew between bruce ohr at the justice indictment and christopher steele the former british spy. what struck me is that we learn in the communications that the dossier author, steele, is lobbying bruce ohr at the obama justice department on behalf of a russian oligarch, a billionaire who had ties to the russian mob. so here we are investigating whether or not the trump campaign had ties to russia and christopher steele, the anti-trump dossier guy is lobbying for a russian oligarch? >> he is on the payroll of hillary clinton and he is on the payroll of the fbi this
is guy who admitted in british court documents that i dug up and they are reprinted in the book, he essentially said that his dossier wasn't worth the paper it was written on. he called it unverifiable. the problem is that james comey and others used it to spy on the trump campaign, they perpetrated a fraud on the court, and they were desperate to verify it so they continued to use christopher steele through bruce ohr to try to verify that which they had illegally used. pete: ultimately their shield wags the fact that hillary clinton was going to win. what happened though after she didn't between that election day and his swearing? did things ramp up? >> absolutely. panic mode set in over the department of justice and the fbi because they realized, my goodness, we can be exposed for all the frauds we have perpetrated and the laws we have broken. so, that's when they continued their efforts with
christopher steele and ramped them up, even after trump was elected, after he was inaugurated and they continued to go after trump with christopher steele, who had been fired as a liar. abby: gregg, if you care about this country and the role of doj and role of government, regardless of your party and politics, everyone should be asking these same questions. gregg gregg they should. again it will take a long time given the coverup but the truth will come out. ed: the russia hoax selling like crazy but sell it more. >> "new york times" best seller. you buy it in book stores and amazon or barnes & noble. ed: border patrol has a new chief making history first woman on the job. >> i guarantee you i may be the first but i guarantee you i won't be the last female in charge of the border patrol. abby: sit down with her next hour. pete: we are going to knock
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pete: welcome back to "fox & friends." we were going to go bowling. there is lightning and thunder outside. stick around. ed: you are just scared. abby: i think ed is scared. he doesn't want to lose in bowling. thereof is a lot going on this morning. there has been a back and forth between alexandria ocasio-cortez the woman who won the primary. ed: everyone between her and the world. abby: the one that really made the rounds is between her and ben shapiro.
he is not someone that you want to debate. he knows his stuff. he wants to basically see how deep she is on some of these issues. ed: that's why she copped out, right? abby: she doesn't want to debate him. he responded yesterday to this back and forth and here is what he said about it? >> if you cannot win on the facts, you win on the intent. right? and this is what the left does so frequently and i find it highly irritating. highly annoying the suggestion is that it is a bad faith effort to have a discussion if you just don't want to debate. shouting sexist at the moon and all sorts of accolades on the left. this is why the radical left that has been sucked into to intersection nattlez they are failing with the american people, they are feeling with the american people specifically because they won't even have conversations. pete: she accused him of catcalling her. ed: that's what she called it on twitter the sexist card. pete: exactly. turns out previously she tried to get her opponent to debate her.
pete: joe crowley in the democratic primary. pete: she did. we went back on twitter account and these are tweets that she sent out that look like pretty much the same thing. my opponent seems to be avoiding a debate and isn't acknowledging me it's just the two of us, so this weekend i stopped by his office, said hello and asked for a debate in person. i'm the first congressional challengener 14 years. the bronx and queens deserves to know their opinions. ed: this was may. walls she catcalling joe crowley? abby: depends on how you define catcalling. i have never cat called anything in my entire life. i don't think a debate will happen between the two but boy i would love to see that happen. ed: still ahead, house minority leader nancy pelosi. a look at mock endorsement coming up. abby: tammy bruce both are here and much more. all live coming up ♪ that's what i like about you ♪
>> we're trying to land that airplane safely and not hurt anybody on the crown. >> 29-year-old airport employee stole a jet and flew it around the puget sound before crashing into a small island. >> i don't want to. i was hoping that was going to be it. >> we have a lot of security at airports these days. he had credentials. he had the ability to get out on the ramp. it's hard to say we are going to stop somebody like that. >> going to get serious about illegal immigration. we can't tolerate sanctuary cities. >> this administration is continuing to raise that conversation, stay focused on sanctuary cities. >> the nfl preseason has barely begun and athletes are already renewing their protests during the national anthem. >> we do have issues and those issues should be recognized. i don't know if disrespecting the american
flag is the way going about it. i love the american flag. i fought to protect it? >> the border patrol has a new boss. making history as the first woman to take the job. >> i guarantee you i may be the first but i guarantee you i won't be the last female chief of the border patrol ♪ ♪ abby: good saturday morning. we begin with a fox news alert. an alaska airlines employee died after stealing a plane and crashing it to the ground. pete: he took the aircraft from seattle-tacoma international airport aimlessly flying it for 25 minutes. ed: dan springer is at the airport. he lives in the seattle area. dan, as we saw the story breaking on social media overnight it seemed like it scared a whole lot of people in your neighborhood. >> ed, it was bizarre last night. for 90 minutes this ninth busiest airport in the country was completely shut down. no aircraft was allowed to land or take off.
because at 8:00 last night, 29-year-old airline employee got into a plane, a commercial aircraft, got off the ground and flew around the puget sound for 90 minutes starting at 8:00 before he crashed into a small island. we understand that president trump has been briefed on the situation. the fbi is taking the lead in the investigation. the ntsb and national transportation safety board may or may not send a full team out here. of the video is stunning shows the turbo prop doing loops and flying low to the ground. the military quickly sent up 2 f-15 fighter jets to follow the plane and shoot it down if necessary. the man who stole the plane worked for the horizon airline as a ground service agent. he joked with air traffic controllers about his flying skills. even though he was not a pilot. he also made it clear he was suicidal. >> i don't want to hurt no one. i just want you to whisper sweet nothings into my ear.
i have a lot of people that care about me. and it's going to disappoint them to hear that i did this. >> air traffic control was very calm. they tried to get the man first to land at nearby air base and then land the plane in water. the fighter jets did shot shoot the plane down as it flew south of tacoma. an hour and a half after the plane took off it crashed on a small island. piece county officials say this was not an act of terrorism. >> there is no independent occasion that he did this to threaten anybody. there is no indication of any kind of terrorist link or anything like that. >> the crash took place on countketron island. population about 20. a handful of houses there. the plane went down in a wooded area. started a small wildfire that was quickly put out. no one on the ground was injured. the man's name has not been
released. we expect to hear more about him and the investigation later on today. it's still very early out here, but teams of investigators will be out here, as i said, the fbi is taking the lead. the ntsb, which usually does these investigations, will assist but will not take the lead in this one. again, no act of terrorism. back to you guys. ed: real quick, has that just paralyzed the airport last night? i saw people on social media talking about their flights to various places i imagine they locked the airport down for quite a while. >> yeah. it did for 90 minutes. as soon as they knew this plane had taken off. they shut down the airfield. all the runways were shut down. no planes were allowed to take off or land. and so that did put a lot of people out with their flights. but, you know, 90 minutes and then they got them going again. it's all cleared out now and back to normal operations. it was pretty bizarre here last night. abby: glad it wasn't worse than it could have been.
pete: at first you want to dismiss it and say this is a guy on a suicide mission didn't want to hurt anybody but himself. but, put anyone else with the wrong motives inside that plane and as we saw on 9/11 a missile that could be used. ed: so scary. pete: imagine if it towards turned seattle or happened here or any other city, the screening behind the scenes that we don't have our arms wrapped around. abby: makes you wonder how this could happen. grounds service agent. he was not a pilot. i don't know what credentials he had. but how was he able to get in that plane? obviously there were other people that saw this happening on the ground there at the airport. they would have seen the plane take off. we don't have all the answers to this. it does make you wonder how it happened to begin with and how this never happens again. we had sal lagonia on our show earlier. pilot and aviation expert. could easily access the plane with proper credentials. here's what he said. >> here have you an airline
employee with proper credentials in a proper access area of the airport. we call it airport operations area. and he has got access to get on that aircraft. if he knows enough to start it, and to move it. what can you do? now, we did find out that the aircraft was in a maintenance situation. so, it wasn't at a gate where he would have needed extra help to get the airplane pushed back and back out on the taxiway or runway. but, if it was at a maintenance gate. he could have quite literally walked on board it with his proper credentials and shut the door. ed: one of our viewers on twitter sent me a note how in the world based on that, if you have access to that area you can just get on a plane and take off? pete: you never know. pete: how has this not happened before? thankful it hasn't happened before but it's remarkable that just with that access he was able to get on a plane and take off and start joy riding. abby: when you talk about mental illness you can test for drugs and alcohol, but the world we are living in
today, how do you test employees for their mental state? how do you know that one day they are fine and the next day they completely change. pete: that's something something that sal talked about. they don't it on mental illness and radicalization. think about people that get clearances that could eventually get radicalized they are behind security border. in minneapolis i pay attention it's a home airport for me. the tsa last year failed 95% of the time trying to stop contraband from coming through just regular security. i would also note, obviously there has been a serious problem of radical islamic radicalization in the somali muslim population there. a lot of them work at the airport. that's not to impugn those people. hopefully they are wonderful people. but, if you have got the wrong person with the wrong access and you are not screening them repeatedly to make sure they wouldn't do something, you could have serious problems. that's why something like this really matters across the country. abby: how is it balanced someone made the point earlier on twitter you can't
even get more that be three ounces of toothpaste. ed: grandmother is getting shaken down what do you have in your purse? abby: this guy gets behind a plane and takes off. pete: you have got to have some knowledge. you don't just turn the keys. he shared with us how much time it takes to start up. maybe it was kind of a sleepy friday night in the airport. he took advantage. ed: vacation time. less people around. obviously there are airport operators all around the country, chicago, new york, l.a., elsewhere waking up this morning saying how do we lock down the situation? it reminds me a little bit of what the president has been talking about with our borders and how we need to get a handle on the situation. he has been talking about this going back to the campaign. abby: so has his attorney general jeff sessions. they continue to double down on the border and how dangerous they keep saying sanctuary cities are. here was attorney jeff sessions yesterday speaking in houston. >> whatever we would talk on immigration, whatever our views, all of us should agree on two goals.
we need to end illegal immigration and to end illegal immigration crime. we cannot accept the fact that gangs like ms-13, the latin king, many of whose members entered the country unlawfully are terrorizing american communities from los angeles to boston. if we want to reduce violent crime, then we have to get serious about illegal immigrant crime. if we're going to get serious about illegal immigration, we can't tolerate sanctuary cities. pete: sanctuary cities are all about illegality and whether you are going to work with law enforcement to enforce the rule of law, or let criminals get away. ed: yeah. you have had democrats in the runup to the mid terms hey the solution is to abolish ice somehow. let's go after the law enforcement agencies they believe they have overstepped their powers and that's the way somehow to make us safer. that's obviously something that's going to be debated about a lot in the weeks ahead. abby: imforeign relation is
one those issues and most important issue for many americans but one i think identifies parties right now. are you on the side of president trump where he wants to build that wall and get rid of sanctuary discuss or are you where some of the democrats are and talking about abolishing ice? i do think there is probably a space in the middle that doesn't often get a voice or often get talked about. the president, this is what he got voted on and campaigned on. doubling down on the border. he has some people that are on his side that are fighting with him. one of those is the governor of texas. greg abbott who was on this show yesterday. and here is what he highlighted. >> what's going on in philadelphia is like an alice in wonderland story where it's topsy-turvy where the mayor is blaming ice or the federal government for trying to enforce the laws for being the cause of this. that is insanity. it is the sanctuary city policies that both attract and allow in people who commit these heinous crimes just exactly what happened to kate steinfully san francisco, what happened in
philadelphia is not the only story like this. but going back in fedex texas, we passed that law two years ago to make sure that we would not have occasions like this. pete: hone in on one word he said attract. they also become a magnet. if you know that your sanctuary city. people who might have nefarious intentions probably go there more likely than somewhere that cracks down. ed: he mentioned philadelphia wasn't that the mayor who did the dance. pete: roll a tape on that. abby: i cannot highlight the importance of congress through all of this. you have the blame put on ice agents. blames put on individuals and, yet, we have not passed an immigration law that really has been effective that helps define the country. ed: republicans have control of the house couldn't pass the bill. house republicans could not pass a bill. remember a couple months ago? they utterly failed. abby: send us your thoughts on that email@example.com. a lot going on this morning. i want to bring you of those headlines we are all watching closely.
a massive wildfire doubling in size in the state of california. the holy fire scorching more than 19,000 acres now with 10% contained. that's outside of los angeles. the man, seen right there, accused of starting the fire, making several outburstbursts in court. gordon clark calling the judge a liar when he was read his felony charges. smoke from more than a dozen burning wildfires are traveling thousands of miles to new york city. can you see there the smoke not yet affecting the east coast air quality. that's according to the national weather service. and there's this. the navy frantically searching for a marine who went overboard in international waters. the uss essex reporting that the marine missing near the philippines thursday morning. search and rescuers covering more than 8,000 miles of water so far. the marine's family, they have not been notified. officials are not releasing their identity while the search is still underway. hoping for the best there. we are watching this one as well. paul manafort's trial is mysteriously delayed for five hours without any explanation. this all happened yesterday.
it comes as prosecutors were hoping to finish calling the witnesses to the stand. still unclear if it's connected to a complaint filed by special counsel robert mueller's team claiming that judge t.s. ellis has unfairly criticized them in court. manafort, he is accused of committing tax and bank fraud through his political work in ukraine. he is, of course, pleading not guilty. and there's this. confirmation hearings for supreme court nominee brett kavanaugh will begin next month. the september 4th hearings are expected to last between 3 to 4 days. republicans are hoping to get kavanaugh seated on the high court as early as october. president trump nominating kavanaugh to replace retiring justice anthony kennedy. ed: a little battle coming. pete: in the future, we are are going to talk it about the new border patrol chief. they have a chief making history. the first woman to have the job. >> i guarantee you i may be the first but i guarantee you i won't be the last female chief of the border patrol.
pete: an exclusive sit down with her next. ed: plus, the president has a message for democrats get behind nancy pelosi. i have a feeling dan bongino might endorse her as well. i don't know. he is coming up ♪ have your own way ♪ you can call it ♪ (harmonica interrupts) (sighs and chuckles) sorry, are you gonna... (harmonica interrupts) everytime. geico. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance.
abby: you will hear this name more carla pro-vest taking hymn at the border patrol making history at first female chief. pete: griff jenkins has first interview with chief pro-vest. ed: griff joining us from washington. tell us about her. this is a fascinating story for sure. >> good morning, guys. when president trump named the first woman in history to lead the border patrol. she doesn't see herself as male or female.
she is not lost she is breaking the glass ceiling on a dangerous and difficult job. take a listen. >> i do realize this is a milestone. we have so many talented men and women of the border patrol. i guarantee you -- i may not mae the first but i won't be the last female ahead of the border patrol. make sure that the public truly understands the sacrifices that they make. how dedicated they are to protecting the country and to securing our borders and ultimately, you know, border security is national security. i need more men and women, i need more technology i need more wall. >> politicians are criticizing not just policy but agents themselves. do you see this taking a toll on them? >> definitely i think it takes a toll on their morale. i have said this before and i will say it again. we don't leave our humanity behind when we report for
duty. the majority of our men and women are parents. i'm parents myself. law enforcement is a difficult job. in my 26 years in law enforcement, both as a local police officer and as a border patrol agent, i have had to separate parents from their children. it's not an easy task. but, when you violate the law, and it is a violation of law to cross the border illegally between the ports of entry, then there needs to be a consequence. or core values are vigilance, service to country, and integrity. and i want to ensure that we continue down that path. griff: she has lived the life of an agent. she has been assaulted by drug cartels. we will hear a lot more, guys, about chief provost. she is ready to take the task ss been given by the president and secure the border with the resources she needs. abby: boy, does she have a lot on her plate. how much will had boost morale? >> it will boost a lot of morale. they see someone who started
23 years ago on bike patrol. she has been in the trenches. they know she knows what they face and they have a tough job ahead of them. from the northern to the southern border they have got the chief they need to lead them with this difficult task in front of them at a time when the threat across that border, you know, abby, couldn't be worse. we talk about it everyday. and she is not wasting time getting busy. ed: all right, griff, thanks for bringing the story. ed: still ahead. one state's entire supreme court could soon be impeached. we will tell you about that coming up. pete: president trump has a message for democrats support nancy pelosi one more time. dan bongino is here. bring him into the picture. he is live next ♪ ♪ can be a big bad problem for your grandchildren. babies too young to be vaccinated against whooping cough
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♪ pete: senior doj staff bruce ohr will be in the hot seat closed door hearing on capitol hill. abby: there he will -- author christopher steele. ed: gillian turner with details. >> we have the chairman of the freedom caucus mark meadows tweeted this yesterday afternoon. doj official bruce ohr will come before congress on august 28th to answer why he had 60-plus contacts with dossier author christopher steele. fox news has yet to independently confirm this. and it comes as president trump's allies including his personal lawyer are trying to turn up the heat on ohr. they are calling for increased attention to what they allege is his role in the russia investigation. >> the nature and scope of the conflict here. i mean, after he was fired. they fired chris steele for
leaking. james comey, another one that leaked, right? he was still talking to the fbi and beirutor was still taking those conversations. nont. that plays into this calculus you makes a to whether you will submit to an interview. ohr is reportedly a friend of former british spy christopher steele who compiled that infamous dossier and ohr's wife was employee of fusion gps the firm that hired steele. has not commented publicly about any of these allegations or department of justice. one doj official noted to absz this wednesday that ohr was removed from the deputy attorney's office when his ties to steele became known. critics of the president contend all of this has been known for months publicly and asked why the president's team is choosing to focus on ohr, now. pete: here to react is the perfect guy dan bongino author of the upcoming book spy gate which talks about a lot of this. new development here.
we'll didn't know about the relationship. we didn't know the scope of the communications between bruce ohr, the number four at doj and folks that work at fusion gps and the dossier. >> this has been a year of my life researching for this book. i like to categorize it this way. spy georgia tech is three not separate but larger subscandals beneath. the first bun is the spying scandal. they were spying using human intelligence we have seen that the second one is the setup and the framing of the trump team, this component, the ohr team this is the information laundering information. money laundering with information. the probable they had with bruce ohr. now we know in this is now on the record not conspiracy stuff. this is real. we know fbi source in christopher steele who in their own words, pete, was deemed not suitable for use and sekulow was said was fired for leaking and not being a quality source anymore, his information then, which was not suitable for use, was relaundered back into the department of justice through bruce ohr, the number four as you just accurately stated whose wife
is working for the same company hired by mrs. clinton to gin up. ed: communications had christopher steele after being dumped by the finn as i recall some of the messages in the hill newspaper basically had christopher steele going to bruce ohr and saying hey, can you get me back in with the fbi and mueller? that he wanted, as you say, to relaunder this information that maybe had been dismissed, the unverified dossier. get it in the hands of the fbi. get it in the hands of robert mueller? >> not only that yes, you are right. that's the whole information, that's the big umbrella picture. the information laundering information. some of the messages, ed, are down right strange. one of them says to bruce ohr, hey, we have to protect our guy. we can't send our guy back home. what everybody is wondering on twitter and on the internet now has been researching this like me, i have my speculations, i'm not going to say tonight air. who is our guy? who else was christopher steele working with and trying to get information to the department of justice? remember, after he is terminated as a source for
being not suitable. let me get this straight. they spied on the president. they started the most significant counter intelligence investigation in modern u.s. history against a presidential candidate. and they are using a guy who was fired by the fbi as their primary source who is not suitable? he is working with someone else? one other thing. he also is connected now we know to a russian oligarch directly connected. pete: we talked about that. >> to vladimir putin. so where is the real collusion scandal here? this is amazing this story and in a very sad way. abby: it is. dan, you have been covering it so closely and researching for your book the past year. it's tough for us to stay on top everything that's going on. tough to know which name, what does that person do? what is that connected to? big picture, what should people know about this russian investigation. everything that's gone on the past year? what is the most important thing in your mind and how should people be thinking of that? >> that the mueller probe in my opinion is a smoke screen. it's a smoke screen to cover for the democrats' actual collusion with russians. i have no doubt, listen, i'm
a conservative, i get a lot of liberals who watch the show and, of course, you are always welcome here. i get they will dismiss that and that's fine. i'm telling you the facts i know and people researching this, gregg jarrett included, if that happened to a democrat president on my life i would tell you the same thing. this is very dangerous what happened here. they are covering for what they did, the democrats. pete: absolutely. speaking of democrats, one the leaders much the resistance has been nancy pelosi and the president not a big fan of her except for on twitter yesterday, last night, i don't know if you saw this tweet. abby: used a little sarcasm. pete: little sarcasm here democrats please do not distance yourself from nancy pelosi she is a wonderful person whose ideas and policies may be bad but who should definitely be given a fourth chance. she is trying very hard, and has every right to take down the democrat party if she has veered too far left. the reason this tweet comes more and more democrats coming out more candidates and incouple bengts saying we don't want her to be the speaker if we take the house. what do you make of that. >> we love nancy pelosi she is the gift that keeps on giving.
she is a nonstop gaffe master. i ran for office. people say things sometimes you wish you could take back. i could have said that differently we get it the thing with pelosi is she seems to never say anything right. talking about the tax cuts they are just crumbs. crumbs to people who are working -- imagine a coal miner in west virginia who gets 1,000s dollars bonus and go home with his family and hey we are going to disney world or something. that's crumbs to them? then of course weave had the ms-13 comment. how do you defend ms-13? why do you that? of course, we had the oldy but goody the old well we will find out what's in obamacare after we pass it. she is the gift that keeps on giving. abby: it's not just republicans. as pete mentioned you have got dozens of democrats and a lot of them are the new faces and the new blood coming into the democratic party. o'connor one of them. ed: a list that's scrolling right there. >> over 50. abby: they are saying they wouldn't vote for her as speaker. what does that tell you about her? her job is an important one. not only does she raise money for the party. you are basically the spokes
personal. you are the one that is leading the charge for the base within the democratic party. >> having run before from a tactical perspective we can't deny the obvious. we do actual news on this network here. she has been effective in raising money. she did marshall through obamacare. so she can whip votes and she can raise money which is the primary goal. ed: she told us she is a master legislator and astute leader. >> if she was a masser talker she would be more effective. unfortunately she is not. that's the downside. the problem she has now some of the more moderate candidates don't like her because they think she is too left and other candidates don't think she is left enough. she is in real trouble. abby: dan, good to he so you. >> thanks so much. pete: a fox news alert. airline employee steal as plane taking it for a tariffing ride before crashing it how could this happen? a former faa official is here to weigh in next. ♪ h.
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plane. authorities claiming this is not terrorism. a former senior official from the aviation administration and the department of homeland security during the bush administration now with rosemont streaghtsz strategies. a perfect voice to help us understand. this i don't think there really is enough to go off of to fully understand how this happened but what is your immediate reaction? >> my immediate reaction certified mechanic. he has the proper credentials. he understands how an aircraft works. it's off in a maintenance facility. he has total access to the aircraft. i'm kind of surprised that we always knew something like this could happen and when it does happen, we actually had a system in place where we had air traffic control immediately identify this aircraft was not an authorized flight. they contact the military military scrambles. air traffic controllers clear the airspace and monitor to see what this fellow is going to do.
it a terrifying scenario, there is always going to be this level of risk when this kind of system. ed: talk about that response and getting the military involved. that is after the plane has already been taken as you say. >> sure. ed: the idea that you as an expert and some of the other we have had on earlier. i have had people contact me on social media your experts are basically saying it's relatively easy once you are in a secure area to take a plane. i just think that's very jarring for a lot of people waking up this morning. >> i guess. but what is the alternative? you have a mechanic who has to get on that aircraft, right? he has to understand how this plane works. which he obviously did. you know, have you got to know your people. have you got to -- you know, they do go through a level of background checks. at a certain point, how do you know this fellow is the day that is the day that he is going to finally try to take out the plane and do some aerodynamics he has never done before. pete: that's the point. you can't control for everything. they may have will toed the protocols even before and after. how much screening is done for mental health or for
radicalization in these positions that have so much access? >> i mean, i don't think -- there is never enough that can you do. but, when somebody decides to do, this i don't think there is a test out there that probably could have found this out. and if you get into the testing, it's a level of testing that's incredibly expensive. incredibly time-consuming and the carriers are saying okay, what's really the level of risk here? we are trying to find a needle in a haystack that's going to cost us millions of dollars and we will pass that onto the consumer to find some body. i have always been of the opinion of there is a infinite way of people -- ways that people can hurt us but there is only a finite number of people to do that. so the more money we can shift into that mental health, the background checks, the better off we are going to be. abby: scott, we don't live in a perfect world. i think this is what you are saying. no matter how many background checks do you and look into someone and prepare for, this there are still things that are going
to happen. we should be lucky that we haven't seen this happen up until now like this. if anything, we should be proud of the folks that did step in and handle it the way that they did. ultimately, no one else was hurt in this. >> absolutely. the system worked as it's designed to work. air traffic controllers right away knew there was a problem. they followed the protocol that got the military up in the air. i don't know what the reaction time was. but i'm guessing it was probably a couple of minutes. and, fortunately they didn't have to shoot him down which, obviously, could have caused all kinds of side effects. and the fellow either crashed because of his lack of skills or it was intentional. ed: scott brenner, we appreciate your insight this morning. abby: good to have you with us this morning. a lot of other things going on. i want to bring you those headlines. starting with. this illegal immigrant amend convicted felon is arrested for the tenth time in the united states. the mexican citizen is now in custody in michigan and an outstanding warrant for burglary. he has been deported from the u.s. several times over the course of nearly two
decades. once released from custody he will be handed over to ice. and there's this. lawmakers in west virginia are demanding for the state's entire supreme court to be impeached. in a court filing approved this he can, would the four justices are accused of corruption, incompetency and neglect of duty just to name a few. the 14 articles of impeachment will now go to the full house of delegates for a vote. and rascal flatts citing a security concern for concert abruptly ending in indiana. lights turning on right before their encore. one band member suddenly rushing off the stage as guards force confused fans to evacuate the venue. police are now investigating what they call a safety issue. although it's still unclear exactly what happened. keep a close eye on that. and we are making america great again by 2020 in space. apparently earlier on information, sergeant first
class tim kennedy announced he wants to be one of the volunteers. recommendation you know, being a sniper is cool. being a green beret is awesome. being a ranger is awesome. being an astronaut is awesome. but doing all of those things together, like you can't wish for anything cooler. abby: vice president mike pence is now calling on congress to approve $8 billion to fund that plan. ed: what about pete? pete: i would love to be in the space force. i don't think i qualify. i really don't. they have higher standards. pete: i feel like you are off in space a lot. ed: that's true. space cadet. abby: i would love it. rick: for sure. i'm too old. pete: no way. rick: i'm like right at that age where things start to kick in i'm really too old to do it. it's happening. abby: what's going on out there. rick: a lot actually going on out there. notice the temps across the great lakes and minneapolis 70 degrees. it's going to get hot today. rain coming for the weekend across parts of
mid-atlantic. across parts of vermont. take a look at the radar picture. showers across florida today. big storms moving right in here across the northeast. throughout parts of new jersey, eventually heading in right now connecticut and parts of new england. really quickly moving across texas. notice big storms this morning around the dallas area. we are going to see this kind of settle here and be a very stormy weekend all across parts especially central texas. watch for that big storms moving across areas of arizona overnight. we will continue to watch those on over towards the colorado river valley as well. watch that notice big fire danger continuing out across areas of especially the northern rockies where it's very hot and it's very dry. we do see the temperatures cool down a little bit this weekend temporarily into the pacific northwest. take a look at that 101 in billings. the heat is on. all right, guys. abby: thank you, rick. rick: you bet. ed: "boston globe" declaring a war of words.
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has instantly increased his profile making more than 200 television appearances to discuss the ongoing investigation into russian meddling within the last year. i work at fox. i don't think i have done as many hits as he has. iowa is a key battle ground state for presidential runs. abby, over to you. abby: 2020. thank you, pete. conservative commentator ben shapiro said he would donate 10,000 to do so alexandria ocasio-cortez if she agreed to debate him. >> and i would love to have a real conversation with you about the issues. you noted you think republicans are afraid to debate you or talk to you or discuss the issues with you, not only am i eager to discuss the issues with you, i'm willing to offer $10,000 to your campaign today. abby: the democratic socialist was not having it she tweeted this out. just like catcalling, i don't owe a response to unsolicited requests from men with bad intentions. and also like catcalling, for some reason they feel entitled to one. is that really a fair excuse for refusing to debate someone?
aerial davidson a contributor to the federalist and she joins us right now with her reaction. this continues to go on, aerial. you know, i thought i knew the definition of sexism and catcalling and i'm not sure that that fits into that. what is going on here? >> hi, thanks for having me, abby. so, again, i think it's really quite a bizarre chain of events to draw a parallel between someone offering to debate you and catcalling. does nothing but to shut down conversation. and now more than ever, i think conversations be incredibly valuable especially between ben shapiro an esteemed commentator and a de vowed socialist. socialism more and more popular to millennials. it's important to bring them to the forefront and challenge them in a open forum setting. abby: if she did not want to debate ben shapiro either ignore it all together or simply say no. so we did a little research and found a tweet back from may when she was running
against her opponent. here is something she tweeted to him about trying to debate him. she said my opponent seems to be avoid ago debated and isn't acknowledging me. it's just the two of us. so this weekend i stopped by his office, said hello and asked for a debate in person. i'm the first congressional challenger in 14 years. the bronx and queens deserve to know their options. erielle how is that different than what ben shapiro is doing asking her to debate. >> slightly different. those are two political opponents. you hit the nail on the he had. she is there in that point in may willing to engage in dialogue. now suddenly because a man has challenged her she is not willing to have that conversation. going back to the allegation of sexism, that does nothing but actually harm real victims of sexism who have experienced those instances. false accusations do nothing to empower women. what really is upsetting for me, at least, as a young woman myself, to have someone make those kind of
accusations and to have them be false is ultimately harmful. abby: why don't you think she wants to debate ben shapiro. obviously he knows his sufficient stuff they may we hem negligently disagree on the issues. it seems like she is running for office because she cares about the issues she is passionate about. why not say let's have that debated? >> what it comes down to she sproble just scared that ben shapiro may be able to out debate her. that's what it comes down to. she doesn't want to be in a situation where she is going to be challenged. i think when she has gone on other networks. she has been given softball questions. people have skirted around issues with her. i don't think ben shapiro would do that. abby: it would certainly be a fascinating debate to watch. good to have you with us this morning. >> thank you for having me. abby: coming up on the show nfl anthem prosecute protests wrapping up as preseason begins. enough to president trump has a new message for those kneelers. plus, we are new yorking down pins in our bowling alley to celebrate, of course, national bowling day and go boggle.com is making
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pete: do it, rick. rick: this is going to be good. [cheers] pete: well done. well done. pete: we are on the plaza celebrating national bowling day. ed: joining us randy thompson. you have a big announcement for us? >> yes, today is national bowling day. the second saturday of august every year is national bowling day. and we encourage people to go out and bowl, have fun with their friends, family
and bowling is the number one sport of people to do all year long in america. [cheers] >> 67 million people go bowling every year. pete: including thee i go bowling about once a month. rick: do you really well. pete: i don't know about that. ed: you will de baying something at the macy's day parade. >> we have a macy's day parade balloon. going to be macy's day parade. it's iconic because macy's is not only america's great family thing to do during thanksgiving and watch. but bowling is, too. pete: rick, i just matched your strike. rick: you did. i was impressed with that what's the tip for amateur bowlers. >> main thing is following through. rick is doing a good job following through with your
throw. rick: what i love about you guys you have the manual pin setters back there. they set them up. dangerous job. >> that's what it used to be like, rick. back in the 1930s. pete: left. >> southpaw. pete: got a jump on it. [cheers] >> oh, yeah. pete: got to give it to you that is dang good right there. what is it go bowling.com? >> yes. you can down load a free game of bowling that's good now today, national bowling day through the end of august at go bowling.com. you can see bowling fitters near your home. rick: still have to rent your shoes or is that included? >> no. you still have to rent your shoes. ed: pete is going to get one more crack at it. all here live here coming up. pete: oh, yanked it no good. bad, i should have.
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>> trying to land the airplane safely and not hurt anybody on the ground. >> a 29 year old airline employee stole a commercial jet and flew it around before crash ing into a small island. >> i don't want to. i was kind of hoping that was going to be it, you know? >> we have a lot of security at airports these days. they had credentials and the ability to get out on the ramp. >> we're going to get serious about illegal immigration. we can't tolerate sanctuary cities. >> the nfl preseason has barely begun and athletes are already renewing their protest during the national anthem. >> we do have issues and those issues should be recognized. i don't know if disrespecting the american flag is the way to go about it. i love the american flag. i fought to protect it. pete: nancy pelosi the president
not a big fan of her except for on twitter. a little sarcasm here he said she's tried very hard and has every right to take down the democratic party. >> we love nancy pelosi she's the gift that keeps on giving talk about the tax cuts they're just crumbs. pete: on the plaza, we're celebrating national bowling day and there might be a trophy involved. >> ♪ ♪ pete: rick saccone getting into it. rick has skills but it's usually off camera. abby: he's not happy about that. pete: i forget, ed. ed: i'm used to seeing that. pete: ed has a nice little, like a hop. he gives it a little air. a couple of nice throws i've got to be honest. abby: he never bowls. ed: i don't bowl a lot. pete: i bowl a lot and i'm a lefty. still got this smooth, i'm a little worried i know we're going to compete.
abby: why are you doing that? pete: because i've built him up to knock him down. abby: good morning all of you it's national bowling day so we'll continue to bowl at the end of the show. pete: straight up competition. the trophy will be there ed. abby: he's got that spin. pete: i don't know how many frames are we going one or two? ed: you're a lefty too, right? pete: nope. ed: we had a lot of news overnight. abby: we do begin with a fox news alert, the suicidal alaska airlines employee killed after crashing a stolen plane. pete: he took the aircraft commercial aircraft that could seat 76 people from the seattle tacoma international airport, flying it or some say up to 90 minutes before crashing it with just himself on there. ed: and went about 25 miles dan springer is live at the airport with what we know at this hour. good morning, dan. reporter: good morning, ed, abbey and pete. it was 90 minutes of shear panic and high drama out here. nobody knew what this guy was going to do.
29 year old airline employee as you said, got into a commercial airplane and took off and flew around the puget sound for 90 minutes before crashing into a small island south of tacoma. the video is absolutely amazing. it shows the q400 turbo top doing loops and flying low to the ground lots and lots of people took their cell phones out and took video it just seemed so bizarre the 76 seat plane is made by bombardier and the military quickly sent up two f-15 fighter jets that came from portland. they came up in about seven minutes they were here and they followed it and they were ready to shoot it down if necessary. the man who stole the plane worked for horizon eras a ground service agent. those are the people who direct planes to the gate and deice planes during the winter. he joked with air traffic controllers about his flying skills even though he was not a pilot. he calls himself a broken man and sounded suicidal.
>> i don't want to hurt no one. i just want you to wisper sweet nothings into my ear. i've got a lot of people that care about me and it's going to disappoint them to hear that i did this. >> the air traffic control tried to keep him away from population centers they tried to get him to land at first a military base and then over water. the fighter jets did not shoot the plane down as it flew south of seattle towards tacoma and then south of tacoma. an hour and a half after the plane took off it crashed in a very small island. pierce county officials say this was not an act of terrorism. >> there is no indication that he did this to threaten anybody. there's no indication of any kind of terrorist link or anything like that. reporter: the crash happened an ketron island between tacoma and olympia. there are a handful of houses about 20 people live there, the plane went down in a wooded area , did start a fire but
nobody on the ground was hurt. the mans name was not released and the fbi is taking the lead in this investigation which is a little unusual. usually the national transportation safety board would handle the lead in any commercial aircraft crash investigation; however in this case i think it's pretty clear what caused the crash. it was the lack of skill on the part of the man flying the plane back to you. abby: dan springer live for you. pete: thank you, dan. abby: we've been talking about this investigation all morning and still the questions remain but it shouldn't be lost on any of us how sad this was. every time there's a suicide i can't help but think what was going on behind closed doors. i grew up mormon. there's a hymn that goes in the quiet heart is hidden sorrow that the eye can't see and that's so well said in moments like this and obviously the employees and people around him they must all be shocked as well and it's just heartbreaking that he would rather kill himself than continue to live life in whatever pain he was feeling it's just a sad part of the story. pete: definitely sad and scary for people that wake up and say
there's airports like this all across the country with people that have legitimate clearance and access to planes. this guy was a mechanic or involved in the mechanisms of the plane, had basic knowledge of flying and what if someone with even worse intentions were to get a hold of that. what if it had steered toward seattle or the needle or one of the high rises in that downtown brings back thoughts unfortunately of terrorism. ed: talked to various senior senior faa officials like scott brenner who served during the bush administration and talked that people with access as pete suggested can do this but the good news is that the system actually worked. >> we always knew something like this could happen and when it does happen we actually had a system in place where we had air traffic control immediately identify that this aircraft was not an authorized flight. they contact the military. military scrambles, air traffic controllers clear the air space, and then we just monitor to see
what this guy is going to do. it is a terrifying scenario, but there's always going to be this level of risk with this kind of system. abby: we don't live in a perfect world as great as our men and women are that serve this country and protect whether it's with our airlines or anything else, i mean, bad things are going to happen and we always have to question how could we prevent it and what can we do better to make sure we feel safer and that this doesn't happen again but to this point given the situation you had the people there responding the pete: i think we'll get another look at background checks for medical health. abby: well the president was up and the white house is very aware of what's gone on and they sent out a statement saying they're working closely with folks on the ground there. ed: the president has been briefed on the situation and obviously is aware of the federal investigation that's ongoing. another thing the president is on top of as well, obviously has been something else we've been talking about this morning, we talked for a long time about the investigation of the investigators when it comes to the whole russia probe and just
a few moments ago the president tweeted, why isn't the fbi giving andrew mccabe text messages to judicial watch or appropriate governmental authorities? fbi won't even give up one. i may have to get involved. do not destroy, he says, of the messages in all caps. what are they hiding? mccabe's wife took big campaign dollars from hillary people. will the fbi ever recover its one stellar reputation so badly damaged by comey, mccabe, peter strzok, his lover the lovely lisa page and other top official s now dismissed or fired so many of the great men and women of the fbi have been hurt by these clowns and losers. pete: to give you a little bit more context, judicial watch just tweeted in response to the president's tweet they said as president trump mentions judicial watch is still seeking mccabe's text messages and other communications of stock, page, comey, and others as part of the ongoing effort to hold the fbi
and doj accountable. they will say the fbi has still not been forthcoming that they've classified too much, slow walked too much and as a result we still don't know the extent. ed: we've only seen the text messages between peter strzok and lisa page, andrew mccabe now added to the mix as well what about his e-mails and text messages remember the previous text we heard about had to talk about an insurance policy this meeting in andrews office presumably andrew mccabe so we've seen peter strzok and lisa page going back and forth not all their messages but some. what about andrew mccabe's messages the president highlight ing something. abby: i think the biggest word that comes to so many minds is accountability. where is the accountability when it comes to the fbi and doj and how they've handled all of this? how is it you can have this russia investigation play out for so long on all the taxpayer money going towards that and yet there's nothing done here. no one, peter strzok and others, after all of this. ed: he was forced out of the fbi
but had there been accountability. pete: exactly only after things were exposed and this sentence stuck out to both of us. i may have to get involved do not destroy of course the president has the power to declassify whatever he wants, and order the fbi to release more and more and more if the fbi won't comply. what does that sentence mean? does it mean something might happen before the mid-term? we don't know we'll keep looking for those answers. abby: whether that's the right strategy for him or not. pete: he feels like they've slow walked the wrong things. ed: remember rudy guiliani a couple days ago said there's a lot more coming he suggested about the investigators investigating all of this, possible obstruction of justice he said and a lot of the presidents critics maybe there's more they know that we don't know yet. abby: all right pete: absolutely abby: still never going to end is it? pete: it's not. abby: there's not to be accountability and punishment when they're a bad actor.
pete: imagine if it had been a democratic candidate. no, really. abby: that's what i always say if you care about the country, care about the job of the doj it doesn't matter what your party is you should care about what has gone on there. send us your thoughts, friends. turning to other headlines that we're following from here, a highway motorcycle officer and a driver he pulled over are both killed during a traffic stop. a pick-up truck slamming into the men on the side of the road the california state highway patrol saying that the officer died doing what he loved. >> he was the ultimate public servant. he loved what he did. he loved being a chp officer. he loved being a chp motorcycle officer. abby: the driver of the pick-up truck is in the hospital cooperating with authorities. he's a 19 year veteran of the force and an ex-marine leaves behind his wife and three children. so sad. and there's this, two police officers are among four people killed in a deadly rampage in
canada officers were responding to a call of shots fired in new brunswick. they came across two victims on the ground just moments before getting shot themselves. the accused shooter is now being identified as a 48 year old man suffering from serious injuries after a gun fight with police. a motive is still unclear. also this confirmation hearings for succomb in my brett kavanaugh will begin next month. the hearings are expected to last between three and four days republicans are hoping to get kavanaugh seated on the high court as early as october. president trump nominated kavanaugh to replace retiring justice anthony kennedy. and nasa scrubs what would have been a historical launch overnight with one minute 55 seconds to go in the countdown. officials were forced to shutdown the so-called mission to touch the sun after missing its launch window the probe is expected to come within 3.8 million miles of the sun by december of 2024. the launch is rescheduled for
tomorrow morning. that is very cool. ed: all right pete: i wouldn't want to be on that one. ed: yeah. pete: i don't think anybody is. abby: that close to the sun? ed: liberal senator is accusing critics of weaponizing identity politics imagine that. >> what's that phrase identity politics? that phrase is used to divide and it is used to distract. ed: but i thought it was a phrase used by the left so when will progressives learn it's a losing message? tammy bruce might have the answer, next. pete: plus look whose warming up right now in addition to tammy. oh, my goodness. weight lifting. ed: the competition. this got a lot more interesting. you wouldn't accept an incomplete job from any one else. why accept it from your allergy pills? flonase sensimist relieves all your worst symptoms, including nasal congestion, which most pills don't. and all from a gentle mist you can barely feel.
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well senator harris accused the critics of weaponizing the term identity politics of the listen. >> i have a problem guys, with that phrase, identity politics. that phrase is used to divide and it is used to distract. abby: but still, identity politics continues to be a hallmark of the left, so when will she and other progressives realize it is a losing message? here to weigh in fox news contributor and radio talk show host tammy truce always good to have you with us and you've been writing about this this is something that you've dug into. >> well look what she was saying at that net roots conference a week ago is fascinating. they're not saying that identity politics which is the idea you should vote for someone simply because of who they are, based on gender or race, or sexuality, not about the issues of the policies they stand for. that's what the left has been invested in so when the name of
it suggests of course that in fact, that using identity politics, calling it out is. but what we know is that in fact americans are rejecting it and i think that's what they are reacting to. they want to still apply it but they want to gas light the american people particularly their own base, into still being invested in it because when you say you should vote for someone like hillary just because she's a woman that means you're not supposed to care about the issues or policies. one thing we do know an independent woman's voice survey a group of which i'm president found that 85% of americans reject the idea of identity politics. they want more women in office that's clearly a goal. we want diversity and of course the nation is diverse but the idea of just voting for someone based on as example if they're woman is rejected and that includes 84% of women and only about i think it was 25% of democrats think it's a good idea , so overall americans are rejecting the concept. abby: you make such a good point on getting lost focusing on
identity politics and forgetting about the issues about what actually drives people to go to the polls. democrats i think could learn a lot from o'connor from the 12th district in ohio. he was not an anti-trump democrat he was 31 year old fresh face of the party focused on the issues he cared about more of a moderate voice. >> that's where the moderates come in too is if you're moderate you can talk about the policies. the further left you go you don't want to because your policies are not accepted by the american people and fail and we can use president obama as an example of that. he talked in very vague terms during a campaign, hope and change. when he gets in he of course then implements what were very far left policies but they didn't even know how to implement them. abby: but it's a great point when campaigning it's not just about energizing your base that's important for the primary but you've got to win the country and you've got to get outside the party. >> it's the people who rejected the parties, effectively the
average person, the normal who wants to know what are you going to do specifically because his term for example, is over 3 million women fell into poverty african americans did not do well so we want diversity but specifics and policy that works and that means moderate to center right framework and that's difficult for the left. abby: maybe the democrats could use you as a consultant tammy. >> i think they know about the answers here. abby: good to have you with us. coming up on the show a towering tribute to president trump the inspiration behind this 20-foot tall presidential piece of art, more on that. plus president trump has got a message for democrats. he says support nancy pelosi. greg gutfeld, you know you love him. he's live next. >> ♪ ♪ ♪motorcycle revving
pete: welcome back. well president trump has a message for democrats, support nancy pelosi. abby: yeah, the president tweet ing this. democrats please do not distance yourself from nancy pelosi. she's a wonderful person whose ideas and policies may be bad but who should definitely be given a fourth chance. she is trying very hard and has every right to take down the democratic party if she has veered too far left. ed: someone as good enough tries hard enough and he's a great guy , greg gutfeld here to weigh in author of the brand new book, classic rants from the five. how did you come up with the title? >> it was hard. i spent months i did some market research and i realized my name is great and i write monologues
so i put them together and it was originally called the gutfeld hoax and then liars losers and leakers but i thought i'm going to do this. abby: greg maybe you could run for house speaker? >> i think it would be pretty good but they would have to change the podium because i can't see over it. abby: you're a little short? >> yeah. abby: what do you make that you do have a number of folks within nancy pelosi's own party fresh faces coming but also people already on the job saying he want out? >> yeah, that could change once everything, because she's pretty powerful. it's like you can complain to your parents all the time but when they yell dinner you come to the table. the tweet though is fan fantastic that grade a trolling it's like an insult, disguised as a defense it's like saying oh , isn't it great that you have ed henry on fox & friends? pete: he's trying so hard and it keeps him busy, out of trouble, you know ed. ed: wait is that a joke? abby: so well played.
so true. >> it is i love it but it's a very unique, we have a very unique leader whether you love him or hate him our president goes on twitter and trolls people and it's good humored i think that's a good-humored tweet. let's face it he does get along with pelosi. ed: these daring deputies that promote her right before the mid-term. >> exactly. pete: fourth time is a charm. >> yes. pete: but you add her to the socialistic from the bronx he's pointing out the obvious that the longer we talk about them the better it is. >> i do think though the more you talk about cortez i think the better she's going to get because she's going to react to the criticism so and that's why i think well maybe i'm wrong though. i haven't seen the improvement yet but i have a feeling i always believe that criticism helps you. that's why i'm constantly writing e-mails, pete. pete: late at night. e-mails, do better, pete. do better. abby: greg accepting the criticism also is part of that so the gutfeld monologue so people are wondering what that is and if you're watching you know what it is.
watch greg here is just a little snip-it. >> [laughter] pete: on crutches you could see the jokes limping toward you. the dinner is now just old news, good job, like the straws you try to ban, you suck, but unlike the straws, not in a good way. the world is getting hotter and it's not global warming. it's political tension driven by emotion. who knew the lasting role would be irrelevant gas bag pleasing irrelevant peers? ed: monologues are classic they usually start with scribble on a paper. >> yes exactly. pete: where do you get the inspiration every day? >> i woke up every morning strong cup of coffee and look at what's on tv and what's not been said step one, and what is the angle they haven't heard and then i try to make that angle such that it's when you hear it you go that's exactly what i was thinking so the viewers when they are listening they go he's saying exactly what i'm thinking but i haven't articulated it like that so it's a two-step
process. what's not been said and what matches the unspeakable truth that lives inside your head. app abby: how much do you mention robots and unicorns in the book? >> 40% is robots and 30% is unicorns. pete: but let's be real here. your mind works on another plane or analogies and comparisons where do you come up with the comparisons you use to make things relevant? >> well, i pretend i use this tip when i mentioned it in the book i pretend that i'm drunk so i just sit there and go okay, the democratic agenda is as thin as hair, something like that, a line that i've often used, but anyway that's what happens and also i'll step into the hallway of our pod and if i can't think of something, i'll start the
sentence, you know, and i'll say like i don't know the democratic agenda is as bloated as, and some will say michael moore after three pizzas and i go oh, that's too obvious, besides i used that yesterday but you play ping pong with your co-workers. it's very good. i won't be making jokes about the view any more abbey as long as you're on it. how am i going to do that? you've ruined the view for me. abby: greg i love you. >> [laughter] abby: all right, go buy gutfeld monologues get your greg in your life. >> love you guys. pete: thanks for getting up early for us. >> >> my pleasure. ed: check it out, meanwhile, right in the middle of a busy new york street now a cab driver could be in big trouble the video you've got to see. pete: plus we are knocking down pins for national bowling day, just ahead, ed and i will be facing off one on one, for the trophy on the fox & friends bowl
abby: but guess what the competition happens again at the end of our show. we will be bowling. pete: in just a little bit i think actually after you read headlines, but don't leave. abby: just like a few minutes from now. ed: let me get ready. abby: good luck ed you're already behind. let me bring you the headlines we're following closely starting here reality tv star on and off boyfriend found dead inside of trump tower. 51 year old dennis shields was unresponsive in his apartment of an apparent drug overdose. the new york post reporting that shields asked his assistant to administer narcan used to invert opioid overdoses. an investigation it is underway at this moment. also this. iran test firing a ballistic missile for the very first time this year. officials exclusively telling fox news that the launch is sending a message to the united states. this after president trump pulled out of the iran nuclear deal and slapped new sanctions on that country. the missile flew more than 100
miles landing in the persian gulf. and road rage turns into a brawl in the middle of the street. police say that a cab driver wearing a white shirt in this video started attacking a couple who allegedly cut her off in new york city. police say the woman punched a guy in the face biting him in the neck and eventually the 25-year-old gets back into her cab and rams into multiple vehicles including a couple's nissan with a two week old baby inside the car. the cab driver with a history of assault was arrested and her license is suspended. all right, an artist is showing his support for president trump creating this 20-foot sculpture, placing his masterpiece in front of a home in new york. take a look at this. >> i'm an artist and this is my work. it is my display to provoke emotion. this community they love it. >> i think a little bigger would be better. abby: he created this sign back in 2016 showing his support for
then presidential candidate. before someone set it on fire. those are some of your headlines out to the bowl bowling ally, rick we've been watching you bowl all morning long. rick: yeah i've had a couple of strikes, have you been watching the bowling this morning? >> yes. rick: great day yesterday too. from texas getting rain take a look at the weather map show you what's going on this morning we do have high fire danger continuing out across parts of the west unfortunately over 93 large wildfires going on in the west and the conditions continue to be very very rough. across the areas of the northeast today very heavy rain going on especially across parts of pennsylvania into jersey, and this kind of pattern goes with us for much of the weekend down to the southeast a pretty nice day across areas in the deep south from alabama to georgia showers across parts of florida and then into texas today and tomorrow big showers, not the case in the northern plains it is hot and it is sunny 95 in
fargo, finally out across parts of the west mostly dry except for rain showers and more monday soon moisture across parts of arizona. pete: all morning we've been celebrating national bowling day with gobowling.com and now it's time for some, it says friendly competition so let's just go with competition. ed: first let's get tips joining us pba tour bowlers andrew anderson plus pwb a rising star. >> right here. pete: good morning guys. >> how are you? pete: so we could talk all day about how good you are as pros but we're not pros, so what's the basic tip we need to succeed as amateures here? >> just pick out a target reach all the way out trying to hit your target and if you keep it online hopefully hit the one in the front. >> try to hit the target. ed: straight to the target what's your tip? >> follow through to the target
ed: okay. pete: so we're playing three frames. ed: two out of three? pete: just walk through. abby: i'm trying to help ed out here he needs all the help in the world. pete: best of three frames, here we go. oh, no! abby: ed you've got some air. pete: we got to have more balls. is there a second ball here? ed: i don't know. pete: could we have another ball ed: they're resetting the pins. pete: ed you're clearly ahead here. ed: i got one. pete: where is your ball? pete: we've got people down there setting the pins are you ready? ed: i've got a ball here. pete: are you ready? ed: the straighter the better. abby: look at ed! >> [applause]
pete: i'm in a bad place. ed: wow! thank you for the tip. that's done. that's done. abby: where is the trophy? pete: it is done. abby: ed how does it feel? ed: i know you're going to miss this, this is the finest moment for me beating pete. he had a good streak but it's over baby. pete: and i actually bowl, it's like basketball. abby: did you see his form? pete: the form is nice i've got to say. ed: i call it air henry. pete: a little hop on it. abby: it doesn't matter as long as you get the pins down. ed: that's right. thanks for all of the great tips national bowling day. pete: no thanks to you. let me get a strike for redemption. ed: gutter ball. pete: come on! >> [applause] ed: that does not count. that does not count. abby: coming up on the show
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pete: welcome back some quick headlines for you a contractor stumbles on a, i'm just stumbl ing on my words on treasures of cars dating back to the 1930s. the north carolina man was demolitioning an old building when making the discovery a total of 10 vehicles were found including a chevy master deluxe sedan looks like they need some refurbishing though.
well parishing is being brought to life, back to life an ancient elephant-like animal will be sitting inside the university of michigan's new museum of natural history which will open in april very cool. mastadon. abby: we know what you meant. pete: did you? i didn't. abby: you know whose been very clear about what he means is president trump when it comes to the nfl and kneeling for the national anthem this is the most recent tweet because football season is starting again if you can believe it. pete: it did preseason. abby: he said be happy be cool a football game that fans are paying so much money to watch and enjoy is no place to protest most of that money goes to the players anyway. find another way to protest stand proudly for your national anthem or be suspended without pay. pete: yeah. president making the point youly a game for a trophy at the end of the season it's a great game you have the privilege of playing you want to be there for that super bowl we get to watch we love the game, but yet again,
this season, first thursday of the preseason you've got players kneeling again because the nfl didn't figure it out, they thought they did and then they waffled and now you've got kneeling again. it doesn't matter if it happens season after season it remains offensive to everyone that understands how significant that flag is. ed: we have the freedom of expression in this country of course people can protest this is america but you also are in a workplace essentially when you're on a team like this i think is what is part the president is alluding to there and when the boss says got to get to work no kneeling that should be followed but number two we can vote it's a marketplace and we can vote with our wallets and we saw ratings dip last year and people going less and less people going to stadiums last year it'll be interesting i'm getting tweets from people saying i'm skipping the nfl this year. abby: this is when leadership matters more than ever as you said ed they have every right to protest in this country that's what living in democracy is all about but if you're roger goodell we should not be here a
year later. the nba has not had it hockey has not had it baseball you name it they're not going through what the nfl has i think this goes up to leadership. have conversations with your players and say how can we move forward together and talk about the things you're upset about. pete: they've done that and giving millions to social justice causes for the player association. abby: not enough though, pete. pete: well they're not doing enough to enforce their own rules to just stand for the national anthem. it's not that hard. that's what the president said you want to play in the nfl stand for the anthem that's what jerry jones said with the cowboys he said if you're on america's team you stand for the anthem. ed: and that quarterback said we're going to stand and earlier we had sargent tim kennedy retired mma fighter a rock war veteran and here is what he said about what the flag means to him >> come over to my side and look at that flag being folded slowly, carefully deliberately and then handed to a widow or a mop, handed to a dad that just lost their son in a war like i've seen that countless times and seen that flag flying in
bases being over run by taliban and i.c.e. and al qaeda. friends of mine doing absolutely everything in their power to keep that flag flying, and to have the national anthem come on and you use that as an opportunity to disrespect the flag while it's trying to promote some issues it's the wrong time. abby: so that veteran and every other person in this country that serves, they are the reasons that we get to live in this country and do what we do. they are the reasons these players get to kneel. they are the reason we get to sit in front of this camera and talk every morning to our wonderful viewers. there's got to be another way to move forward if we can't stand or respect that flag, who are we pete: or this is just going to continue. ratings continue to drop they get called out by the president this is a cultural issue he's clearly passionate about. figure it out nfl or more of us
-- abby: go have conversations and go to the white house and sit down with the president and tell him what you're frustrated about what we need to do as a country and what you think we should do. ed: a lot said they don't want to sit down with the president and you heard spike lee telling cnn i don't want to talk to the president he's not my president. so how do you have a conversation if you don't even want to sit down with the man? abby: send us your thoughts on that. how is the trophy ed? ed: well it's raining outside and we want to cheer people up but i want to cheer up pete because i feel bad when we were bowling like i left him in the gutter. so we're going to cheer you up on this dreary day and cody johnson performing in our all-american summer concert series yesterday and up next an encore from his new single "on my way to you." pete this trophy is on the way to you. pete: [laughter] >> ♪ all the damage done, i was just passing time ♪ ♪motorcycle revving
abby: well, country music has a new rising star cody johnson. he is one of the best i actually love his songs so for the all-american summer concert series he was supposed to perform yesterday on the show. ed: we had a couple technical difficulties yesterday so we're bringing you an encore performance we know you'll love it. pete: here is cody johnson with his new single "on my way to yo" abby: and some sunshine. >> ♪ ♪
pete: let me get a strike for redemption. ed: bowl bowling.com. gutter ball! >> [applause] ed: that does not count. that does not count. someone actually tweeted me that pete should win because of that strike i'm like did you miss the first two frames? abby: they also tweeted me saying because i stepped on your lane with wet shoes and caused it to be slippery. ed: i have not heard this many excuses since the 2016 election. but look at this. thank you. pete: gobowling.com. ed: and they have our likeness on the other side. pete: it is national bowling day so it's a ton of fun get pizza and beer. abby: make bowling great again. pete: i love it i'll do it today ed: three of us back tomorrow
with fun and surprises. abby: are you going to sleep with the trophy? ed: i'm going to sleep with this trophy. pete: he is literally going to. abby: have a great saturday everybody we'll see you back here tomorrow morning. titian airline employee steals a passenger plane, takes it on a joyride before crashing it, how can this happen, post 9/11 and iran shooting a missile loss north korea mouthing off and now russia is threatening to turn the heat on. critics see a very big mess, but former commander says it is proof president trump's tough talk on sanctions is working. he is here, and with both parties scrambling, ahead of mid-terms, forget red or blue this republican nominee says he's going to win because of what his party is doing for your green. the man president trump calling