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which i'm going to take on the airplane. >> greg: set your dvrs. never miss an episode of "the five." when it comes to news, he is on a tear. he's on our man, bret baier. >> bret: i get that you know my name but the rhymes are getting pretty lame. thank you. this is a fox news alert. welcome to washington. i am bret baier. breaking news from the paul manafort tribe. the jury has gone on for the night but not before they ask some questions on this, the first day of deliberations in the fraud trial. late this afternoon, the jurors sent a note to the judge with four questions. at least one of those is raising some eyebrows tonight. correspondent peter doocy joins us live outside the courthouse in alexandria. >> good evening. a big part of the >> jesse: strategy was to remind the jury that the mueller team needs to prove that paul manafort is guiy
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beyond a reasonable doubt and le jury sent a note to judge t.s. ellis acting in -- asking him to redefine reasonable doubt. the judge brought them into the courtroom and told them that the government is not required to prove the defendant guilty beyond all possible doubt but beyond all reasonable doubt. a few minutes after that, the metaphor defense team came out here and said they think it's a favorable sign for their side. >> we just got some good news. the jury has been deliberating. they had some questions which the judge addressed and they have have asked to come back tomorrow to continue. >> do you think it's a good sign that they are asking about reasonable doubt? >> i think it is all a good sign. >> the jury deliberated for more than seven hours today and at the end, they asked some questions about keywords the mueller team used over and over again concerning shelf companies and foreign bank account reports.
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the judge didn't really answer and told them to rely on their memory of that testimony to figure it out. the jury is also apparently encountering some difficulties leaving through mountains of evidence submitted by the mueller team because they asked the judge if different exhibits could be labeled to more clearly mark which of the 18 counts each piece of evidence is related to, and the judge said no. now the jury comes back for day two of deliberations. tomorrow morning at 9:30. >> bret: interesting. jonathan turley joins us in a bit to discuss it and other things. peter, thank you. it was all in print. president trump suggesting his decision to pull john brennan's security clearance was in part about the rash investigation. the former cia director called the president desperate in an op-ed out today. this has more than 300 papers blasted the president for his attacks on what he calls big news. correspondent kevin corke joins us from the white house tonight with a look at the war of words
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today. >> it was the president who suggested in an interview that john brennan was among those he held responsible for the russia collusion investigation. the president noting that it was brennan who briefed him about so-called russian interference leading up to the inauguration. this is the latest twist in a running feud that added a new player late this afternoon. >> thank you very much. >> with his attention focused on trade and tariffs to the diplomatic dustup with turkey, president trump's cabinet meeting today offered a welcomed respite. the political storm brewing in washington over his decision to revoke the security clearance of former cia director john brennan. about which brennan penned a scathing op-ed in "the new york times" accusing the president of making a politically motivated decision using the revocation as an attempt to scare her into silence others who might dare to challenge him. in a show of solidarity, former
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navy admiral william mckibben n demanded that his security clearance be revoked as well. a fiery "washington post" at be bed, backing brennan. this has hundreds of newspapers across the country launched their own coordinated rebuke of the president for denouncing some media organizations as "enemies of the american people." "the boston globe" which organize the effort said to label the press the enemy of the people is as un-american as it is dangerous to the civic compact we have shared for more than two centuries. but that compact has become increasingly fractured. for example, virtually none of the papers taking part in today's op-ed collaboration endorsed mr. trump in 2016. leaving many of his supporters to believe that there is a baked and biased against the president in their coverage. on twitter, mr. trump said today that he wanted true freedom of the press but added that much of what it says is fake news. pushing a political agenda, or just plain trying to hurt peopl
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people. honesty wins. critics have long argued that the white house aggressive posture towards the press goes well beyond what would normally be considered a healthy adversarial relationship. a shift exacerbated better feeling that the press relish in their constant negative coverag, often ignoring or downplaying obvious positive news like the economy, for example. today the president ridiculed "the boston globe" and "new york times" in a tweet, accusing them of "collusion." the latest example of the widening gulf between what's considered gamesmanship and what is seen as impertinent. >> we are not going to make america great again. it was never that great. >> still, the president penchant for political pugilist them has helped grow a legion of enemies. mr. trump yesterday hit new york governor andrew cuomo, for suggesting in the speech that america was "never that great."
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writing: "can you believe this is the governor of the highest taxed state in the u.s., andrew cuomo, having a total meltdown!" call most political opponents making hay on the right and left, including republicans buying him a bus ticket to canada. just an example, if you will, of someone who is facing a pretty heavy political reprimand. watching a guy who's obviously had to deal with quite a bit of that in washington. >> bret: kevin corke, thank you. you may or may not know his name. we were among the first report on him. tonight we are learning more about bruce ohr, one of the people on the president's list who is clearances are under review. as chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge reports, documents show the justice department official may be a key figure in the russia scandal. >> as part of this review, i am evaluating action with respect to the following individuals. james clapper, james comey,
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michael hayden, sally yates, susan rice, andrew mccabe, peter strzok, lisa page, and bruce ohr. >> ohr is the only official on the list so working in the u.s. government. interview by fox news, justice department emails and handwritten notes shows he's deeply connected to the controversial term dossier. during that election, the scandal over alleged government surveillance abuse. >> seems like he's a key player. >> ohr's wife nellie worked for fusion gps. the dnc and clinton campaign pay the firm for the trump dossier based on research by former british by christopher steele. after the fbi dropped steele as a source for lying in november 2016, the republican-led house intelligence committee found that steel maintained contact using ohr as a back channel. >> bruce ohr's wife worked for the firm the put together dossier. it's never supposed to work that way. >> during testimony last year,
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the cofounder of gp s glenn simpson claimed no contact with ohr until after the election. ohr's work emails conflict with that testimony. in december 2016, the notes indicate the meeting in washington with ohr writing "he gave me a memory stick." now peter strzok was pressed on. >> the fbi received documents and material for mr. ohr. >> the documents shed more light on steele's activities before the election. christopher steele shopped the dossier to multiple outlets, he asked ohr with a russian oligarch after rumors the u.s. might impose sanctions. when fbi director james comey was fired by president trump, ohr wrote that steel was "very concerned about comey's firing, afraid they will be exposed." today the justice department
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client to comment. ohr has a chance to tell his story on august 28 and the closed-door interview was scheduled with the house or oversight judiciary committee. >> bret: catherine, thank you. president trump reportedly cutting through some of the red tape on how the u.s. government can launch cyber attacks. correspondent gillian turner reports tonight on the good and bad of easing the obama era rules. >> the area we have been most hamstrung in has been our ability to actually go out and go after the bad guys as soon as we figure out what they're up to. >> officials say the biggest challenge for the u.s. when it comes to fighting cyber warfare is the ability to go on offense. they say it's necessary to be flexible and agile but that the u.s. government is needed. now president trump has reportedly scrapped a policy known as presidential policy directive 20. it regulated how, when, and
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where the u.s. government and military could carry out cyber attacks against foreign targets. officials tell fox news the trump national security team plans to replace the obama directive with their own and they hope to release it soon. cyber hawks are relieved. they say the new policy frees u.s. operatives to do whatever it takes to get the job done. >> that's what this is all about, allowing our cyber warriors to use offense of capability so that the bad guys know not only do we have them but we will use them when necessary. >> ppd 20 says any agency wanting to respond for cyber attacks musk were neither plans with a longer list of at least ten government departments. that is too many cooks in the kitchen, according to critics. ppd 20 also said any attack had to be approved by the president, but obama officials say operations in cyberspace need to be deconflicted. just as they do on land or at sea. >> getting people to think about cyber as a domain for fighting war is not something that is
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separate and side load enough to the side but that it really needs to be integrated. >> the trump administration has got a single-minded focus on projecting strength. in keeping with this mission, there's a fifth military combat command, u.s. cyber command oversees operations across the globe. >> our goal remains american security will be as dominant in the digital world as we are in the physical world. >> the vice president says he administers and is currently putting the final touches on their national cyber strategy and will release it soon. that strategy will serve as a blueprint for everything the u.s. government plans to achieve in cyberspace over the next years. >> bret: thank you. progress seems to be being made on two fronts. the president saying they are resuming talks with china which ended in early june without a deal. this is where there could be a breakthrough, as we have been
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reporting, and after trade talks with mexico over the next few days even though the president says they are still not negotiating with canada. >> i think i can say we are talking to china. they very much want to talk. they are just not able to give us a deal that's acceptable, so we are not going to do any deal until we get one that's fair to our country. we are not negotiating with canada right now. their tariffs are too high. their barriers are too strong. were not even talking to them right now. we will see how that works out. it will only work out to our favor. >> bret: news over trade talks with china likely helped, sending the market soaring. dow closed up three and are 96. s&p 500 up 22. nasdaq finished ahead 32. the pope is siding with the victims from this week's grand jury report on sexual abuse among catholic churches in pennsylvania. in a statement released from the vatican, the church expressing its sorrow and shame saying "victims should know that the pope was on their side.
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those who have suffered are his priority, and the church wants to listen to them to root out this tragic horror that destroys the life of the innocent." the report released detailed decades of abuse by more than three and a priest in pennsylvania. -- 300 priests in pennsylvania. the sec cracking down. mike emanuel has the report. >> right now info wars.com has been taken down. >> the fcc has shut down alec jones is liberty radio and slapped it with a $15,000 fine. the commission says it's been operating without a license since at least 2013, and jones has a conspiracy theory about what went down. >> it's a private company. they can take you down. no. they are ahead of a big event. who knows what the false flag i
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is. >> the fcc chairman appeared before the senate committee. ajit pye says the station was taken down because he was violating the law, not the nature of the speech. >> it's important to make clear that our pirate radio enforcement efforts have nothing to do with the content the radio stations air. >> saying that this type of enforcement normally doesn't get this much attention. >> normally it doesn't make national news but it has because the radio station in question was airing alex jones' show. >> jones also getting squeezed by apple, removing his podcast. there is also an issue with twitter. after he hosted this video calling for people to get their battle rifles ready against the media. chief executive jack dorsey says he's hoping to modify jones' tone by putting him in a twitter timeout.
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>> whether it works in this case to change some of those behaviors and actions, i don't know. this is consistent with how we enforce. >> president trump is complained about twitter shadow banning prominent republicans and calling it a discriminatory and illegal practice. while jones, with his conspiracy theories is an easy target, some worry it's a slippery slope where people with different viewpoints could be silenced. >> bret: mike emanuel, thank you. this is another fox news alert. reuters at this moment is reporting that four planes made emergency landings in chile, peru, and argentina, all due to bomb threats tonight. that is according to the chilean civil aviation authority. reuters reporting that four planes had to make emergency landings due to bomb threats. we are following this breaking story as we get it from our foreign desk. we will bring you more about this. up next, how the u.s. is teaming
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up with mexico to fight illegal drugs. first here's what some of our fox affiliates around the country are covering tonight. fox 28 in columbus, ohio. centers for disease control reporting nearly 700 people got sick last month after eating at a chipotle restaurant. the cdc the illness happened from food left on left at unsafe temperatures. chipotle saying it will retrain all employees nationwide. fox boarded sacramento. a report released details of destruction caused by a fire tornado last month. those pictures are amazing. the 18 page report says the fire tornado reached speeds of up to 106 a 5 miles per hour uncovered 1,000 feet in diameter. temperatures within the tornado peaked at 2700 degrees. killed a fire inspector and left a trail of damage.
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this is a live look from salt lake city from fox 13. one of the big stories they are tonight, a lawsuit opposing utah's medical marijuana ballot initiative. a group opposing the measure claims it would infringe on mormons' freedom of religion. the lawsuit targets a portion that would prevent landlords from denying rent to medical marijuana card holders. that's tonight's live look outside the beltway from "special report." will be right back. ie cutter po. fisher investments tailors portfolios to your goals and needs. some only call when they have something to sell. fisher calls regularly so you stay informed. and while some advisors are happy to earn commissions whether you do well or not. fisher investments fees are structured so we do better when you do better. maybe that's why most of our clients come from other money managers.
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♪ >> bret: officials in connecticut have revised the number of overdoses in a 24-hour period period from a few dozen to 76. people started falling ill wednesday, as we told you, near yale university. was suspected to be synthetic marijuana. no deaths have been reported. police have arrested three people so far. those overdoses come as the centers for disease control report record numbers of overdose deaths in the u.s. the cdc predicting more than 72,000 people died of overdoses last year, spike of nearly 10% from the year before. that's an average of 198 deaths
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each day. more than the highest annual death totals from hiv, car crashes, or guns. to help fight the drug crisis, the u.s. is teaming up with mexico. as matt finn reports from chicago, the plan is to go after the mexican cartels infiltrating the u.s. with heroin, fentanyl, and crime. >> a new enforcement group of multiple agencies including the dea, fbi, chicago police and their mexican counterparts formed an action plan to destroy ruthless cartels that both countries a major role in chicago's violence. and flood america's streets with drugs and death. >> they don't resort to courts of law. when they have disputes, they settled them through intimidation and violence, resulting in shootings and killings. >> mexico's acting attorney general tells fox news the immediate plan is to destroy the financial structure of cartels that deal in heroin and
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fentanyl. >> translator: they won't have the capabilities to ship drugs to united states and they will be able to bring guns and money back to mexico. >> historically mexico and the united states have partnered in their fight against cartels. the dea says this group is dedicated to attacking kingpins that ship drugs to chicago, major transportation hub. >> it's not just a chicago problem. it's not just a american problem. it's not just a mexico problem. it's international. >> working with the u.s. attorney general jeff sessions. >> translator: we are worried we are not combating the whole chain of operations. those were the topics we discussed with attorney general jeff sessions. >> fox news asked if chicago mayor rahm emanuel sanctuary city status might interfere with federal operations. he would not comment. the dea says that our agent on the ground carrying on this plan is cartels ramp up their efforts
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to fill the void opened by the capture of el chapo. sp went up next, the manafort jury asks the judge to redefine reasonable doubt. will explain what that could mean with jonathan turley. beyond our borders tonight. search for survivors in a bridge that collapsed tuesday it continues in italy tonight. officials say there could be as many 20 people missing in the rubble. 39 have already been confirmed dead. another attack in kabul, afghanistan, leaves two gunmen dead after they attempted to attack and intelligence facility the afghan capital. isis claims responsibility for a suicide bombing that killed more than 30 students the previous day. after days of heavy fighting with the taliban. post office workers in the west bank are sorting through 10.5 tens -- tons of mail that remained undelivered for eight years. postal officials say that israel withheld deliveries to the
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praise of the president. this is omarosa released another secret audio recording that says proves the president wanted to silence her after firing her from the white house. the recording played on msnbc features trump's daughter-in-law lara trump offering omarosa a job. the job would not require her to report to any particular office or have a specific set of duties other than to speak positively on trump's behalf as part of his reelection campaign. laura trump responded. "still wanted her on the team because we cared so much about her." adding "i am shocked and betrayed." he's a member of isis and a killer. this week he was arrested in california. that's according to charging documents filed in sacramento and is national correspondent
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william la jeunesse reports of the cases raising questions about how the man was able to settle in the u.s. >> mr. amin was an active member of isis. >> and what's being called one of the most significant arrests of an accused isis terrorist in the u.s., law enforcement swarmed a sacramento apartment looking for this man. omar emin, who according to prosecutors, was a hit man for isis and al qaeda. >> accused by the iraqi government under the isis flag of cold-blooded murder. >> document say i mean killed a. five months later he entered the u.s. as a refugee despite what allegedly a thorough screening process. >> it's a classic example of the vulnerabilities in the refugee system. >> screening depends largely on a victim's story, not
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documentation. when he applied coming he claimed isis killed his father. in fact, court records to his father died of a blood clot. he claimed he never killed anyone but fbi agent said they found eight witnesses who identified amin and his family as fanatics who planted ieds. >> the application was full of lies. >> the trump administration poster travel ban last year over concerns terrorists could fourth the screening process. a former war crimes investigator says this case shows they worked wrong. >> it really vindicates the administrations reasoning behind incrementing the travel ban. >> amin could be extradited to iraq next week. the first known use of a 1934 treaty between the two countries. >> bret: thank you. he went on tv to plead for their
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for more analysis, we turn to george washington university law school professor jonathan turley. thanks for being here. a source close to the defense team telling fox "we are in the game." >> they certainly are. as a criminal defense attorney, we have two favorite expressions. justice delayed is justice. the longer the jury is out, the better for us as defense attorneys. the other view, when a jury is asking about reasonable doubt, they are reasonable doubt. that's how defense attorneys bennett. i think it's dangerous to put too much on it. you can have a holdout juror. you can have a fight that's 11-1 where the other jurors are trying to bring the judge into clarify something. the dynamics of a jury are really quite intense. i think, few of us expected to get a verdict the first day after a 12 week trial. the other thing i have to say is
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there wasn't much of a defense put on. not only did they not put on defense witnesses, they really didn't knock down a lot of the evidence. >> bret: what does that tell you? they felt like the bar was already reached? rather that the government didn't reach the bar to convince the jury? >> i think there's a lot of counts here. could be anything from a holdout juror, fighting, or some significant questions. these are complex tax issues, financial issues. jurors may have a lot of doubt as they tried to thread the needle. i wouldn't put too much on it. manafort, the odds are still against manafort. he spent a lot of time breaking down rick rick gates, who look. prosecutors just need to make sure paul manafort looks worse, which he did. >> bret: the evidence is very technical. a lot of numbers, documents.
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they wanted, jurors wanted to know if they could label each one of the passive evidence to the actual charge. that it corresponded to. the judge said no. >> one of those moments, it's not uncommon where jurors want to find a way to organize the evidence and the judge doesn't want them to oversimplify or -- relating to multiple accounts. judges tend to leave them in the quagmire and it tends to work in the advantage of the defense. if the judge isn't helping you out, the jurors say this isn't ringing any clarity. paul manafort has to run the table. answer knocked down every count. if he is convicted on one, he could be ten years. >> bret: we should point out there is another case. still facing in d.c. last thing, i want to get your assessment of the security clearance back and forth about brennan and how this went down and the pushback from multiple
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places. >> i think there is considerable pushback and there should be. the way this was rolled out is troubling. it does raise free-speech issues to have a list of critics of the president. there wasn't a statement of the criteria. the statement had a lot of rather strong rhetoric and intend very few criteria. i think there is good reason to criticize here as to why this was done now with just this list of people. i am someone who has criticized virtually everyone on malice. i thought a couple of them should've been prosecuted. >> bret: for the flip side, people supporting the president and his actions, they say this clearance is not a right. >> it's not. at the end of the day, despite the misgivings i have and many people have with the free-speech aspect, the courts try not to get involved in micromanaging who gets access to evidence. does that mean it could never be
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♪ >> if mr. trump believes this is going to lead me to go and be quiet, he is very badly mistaken. >> those decisions being made for whatever reason, people make their own conclusion. i think it's sad that politics has come to this level. >> it's been totally political. i think i called him a butthead, and i meant it. i think he is giving the national intelligence community a bad name. >> bret: just wanted say for the record we love senator kennedy and his sound bites. this is on the clearance issue of mr. brennan, john brennan, former cia director. standing beside him and supporting him as the formal head of special ops, admiral
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william mcraven, telling president trump, i would consider it an honor if you would revoke my security clearance as well so i can add my name to the list of men and women who have spoken up against your presidency. like most americans i'd hope when you became president he would ride to the occasion and become a leader that the great nation needs. your leadership as shown little of these qualities, through your actions you've embarrassed us in the eyes of our children, humiliated us on the world stage and worst of all, divided us as a nation." you might not be surprised there are other people who have different feelings, including this general this morning. >> john brennan is a clear and present danger. he supports the overthrow of this president and he needed his access to information revoked. the president made the right decision. >> bret: that was this morning on "fox & friends." charles hurt, washington times. mike allen, cofounder and executive editor of axios. tom bevan.
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charlie, day two of the story. >> i feel like there's an awful lot of hyperventilating about it. a lot of people saying, one of my favorites, is that it is nixonian and unprecedented. it could either be next iranian or unprecedented but it can't be both. john brennan, it was proof that he lied to congress, perjured himself. he was involved in weaponize and intelligence services. in a bad light, who knows how unprecedented. >> bret: talk to steve stephens and his twitter account. >> he talked about it and he's correct. john brennan should have his security clearance is stripped. perhaps it's wrong to single him out, given the large number of obama administration officials who have done the exact same
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thing and i think probably president trump out to stripped them all. >> bret: one thing that raised eyebrows today was the president's quote to "the wall street journal" from this interview last night which he was asked about any set of course they say it's not an investigation. this is about the russia probe. in theory, i'm not under investigation. i'm not a target but regardless i called it a rigged witch hunt. it's a sham, and all these people let it. i think it is something that had to be done. clearance tied to that. >> the president loves this. director brennan is smart about a lot of things. the one thing he doesn't get, as we see from the clip, donald trump. he is wrong in that clip when he suggests that the president is trying to silence him. eli lake really nails this. the president isn't trying to silence him. he is trying to make him a foil, trying to elevate him. he loves the idea having a face for the deep state that we will all up to cover and we will run the op-eds and will listen. >> the idea that somehow this is
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stifling free speech, the first thing john brennan did his tweet and then he went on msnbc and then wrote an op-ed for "the new york times." he is not being silenced in any way. the way that trump rolled it out made it look like they should be talking about the broader issue of whether these national security clearances, do people really need them after they leave office? is it something we need to have or not? the other thing is when john brennan says this is dangerous for the country and that donald trump is doing dangerous things come you can flip it around and say actually i think a lot of people would consider finding out that someone who ran one of our most, our intelligence agencies, turned out to be a rabid partisan, anti-trump. that's pretty dangerous as well. >> bret: we welcome mr. brennan on the show if you would like to come. we would like to have you on "special report." i want to return to this other story. this is governor cuomo. >> we are not going to make
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america great again. it was never that great. we have not reached greatness. we will reach greatness when every american is fully engaged. >> bret: the president not letting that said. "we're not going to make america great again, it was never that great." "can you believe this is the governor of the highest taxed state in the u.s., andrew cuomo, having a total meltdown!" the governor responding. what you say would be great again would not be great at all. we will not go back to discrimination, segregation, sexism, racism. this was not the best rhetorical effort by the governor. >> no, of course not. this is going to go down with the basket of deplorables of memorable quotes public officials will wish they hadn't
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said. on axios, we have a trail that steve bannon has coming september 9 as part of a new group he is starting to get republicans to turn out in midterms. september 9. maybe it wasn't on your calendar. it's on steve bannon's calendar. second anniversary of the basket of deplorables quote, using it to juice trump voters. that's what this does. you don't want to be on the side of arguing about whether or not america is great. that's not how americans think, especially in upstate new york and in the middle of the country. >> bret: when the governor's office what outcome he does think america is great. you know that's not great. not great messaging plates because there is a strand in the dna of the democratic party that we saw it time to time. michelle obama sing the first time she was proud of her country was when obama was winning the primary. >> bret: cynthia nixon is facing cuomo in the primary. >> elizabeth warren said the
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justice system is racist. democrats have to be careful. i don't think it's a widely held view will, not a popular sentiment. democrats can get themselves in trouble if they continue to do this. it doesn't energize a certain slice of their base but not the rest of the country. >> we want optimistic leaders. >> that, as stupid as that comment, what is stupid is that the tweet, saying that trump wants to return the nation to racism and segregation. it's not true. >> bret: when we come back, just dance. keeping this tookus safe and protected... you can get comfortable doing the same with yours. preparation h. get comfortable with it. and it's also a story mail aabout people and while we make more e-commerce deliveries to homes than anyone else in the country, we never forget...
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battle with the little boy. this video posted already has more than 200,000 views. see, they are normal people. that's it for "special report with bret baier"? >> the story starts right now. >> that looks good. good to see you. >> ♪ >> breaking tonight the jury for the first time in the trial of paul manafort. president trump's former campaign manager. the 12 men and women breaking from deliberations to ask 4 questions. manafort's attorneys staying positive. >> i think it's a good sign, yes. >> good evening. i am sandra smith in for martha maccallum. it's the calm before the storm. because this verdict will likely have a profound effect on the russia probe no matter what the

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