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♪ >> we have the strongest economy in the history of our nation, and i hear about a blue wave. i say why is there is a blue wave? we are doing better with jobs. today there are more people working than at any. >> president trump has canceled a planned trip to north korea by secretary of state citing insignificant progress. >> north korea is advancing their nuclear program and missile program. >> weisselberg finance chief in the trump organization. >> what is the crime. >> the crime is donald trump. they are in search of a crime. >> mccain fought
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glioblastoma for months. he will no longer fight. the advanced age rendered their verdict. >> hurricane lane rendered a tropical storm move dangerously close to the hawaiian islands tonight. it's already made its mark on the big islands. >> anything can happen. anything could happen ♪ anything could happen ♪ anything could happen ♪ anything could happen. rachel: great description of "fox & friends." griff: you might have an all washington couch. ed: you are half wisconsin and half washington. rachel: i don't live in d.c. i all the time in washington -- i mean in wisconsin. griff: fox news alert. ed: we will give you a pass.
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rachel campos-duffy is back and so is griff jenkins. great to have everybody here. a brand new morning and a lot of news. rachel: we absolutely do. we begin with a fox news alert. hurricane lane weakening to a tropical storm in hawaii overnight. ed: torrential rains and gusty winds are still pounding the islands right now. griff: ray is live in honolulu this morning. how are you? >> i'm doing well. good morning. that threat of flooding that you are talking about is coming from how slowly this storm is moving. in fact, we just got an update an how ago from the central pacific hurricane center. they said the storm is moving only 3 miles per hour. officials are ceciousd that could mean more scenes like this one on the big island. the national weather service says in the hil heel low area gt 42 inches of rain -- brush firet
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another. officials on maui had to fight three separate fires. the biggest forced more than 100 homes to evacuate and burned more than 100 acres. now back here on oahu, they are trying to get things back up and running. in honolulu specifically where i'm standing right now they want to getth city services back up and running on monday and close shelters by midday today. ed: all right, ray bogan we appreciate your report. we will be monitoring that all morning. another big story developing and that is what is happening on wall street and the economy. rachel: it's record d dow. dow up 173 points. this is incredible. this is what the president ran on and it's not just the stock market. we're talking about jobs. ed: absolutely. rachel: for hire signs going to up all over. we were told jobs were gone
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forever. griff: look at the numbers. the bull has been running for 3,000 plus day us. and the president last night, when he was at this dinner in ohio, you know, it's been a rough week for the president. rachel: sure has. griff: the president has been reporting if you like this bull run and keep it going then you better not vote for the democrats because they might stop that bull in its tracks. here is a little bit what the president said last night at a dinner in columbus, ohio. >> we have the strongest economy in the history of our nation and i hear about a blue wave. i say why is there a blue wave? today there are more people working than at any time in the history of our country. i don't think there is going to be a blue wave. i hope there is a red wave. a vote for any democrat at this point in november is a vote for schumer, nancy pelosi, and, who? the legendary maxine waters, the de facto head of the democrat party.
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she is the de facto head now. congratulations. maxine didn't know it. i'm just telling her. democrat immigration policies are destroying innocent lives and spilling very isn't blood. any party that puts criminal aliens before american citizens should be voted out of office. the platform of the democrat party is to raise your taxes, increase your regulations, shut down american energy, release violent criminals and destroy american jobs. it really is. ed: you think about the turn about, nancy pelosi talked about crumbs when the tax cut was passed. democrats as you mentioned going back to the campaign. the president promised jobs they said those jobs would never come back in manufacturing. they're coming back. democrats laughed at the idea we would have 4% growth. we would have nothing close to that we are 4.1% and going up. you pick up the "new york times" today and griff mentioned a rough week for
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the president politically. basking in a sweet spot, markets disregard turmoil and they say that the fed chief is urging caution because in the words of the "new york times" the economy is roaring right now. griff: that's right. one of the things that was overlooked a little bit this week and even the "new york times" has it in there covered today and that is the epa rule change. you know, this market, and this sustainability is driven on the business things he has done, mainly de regulation. and the e.p.a. rule change which was really lost in the cycle was the president obama's signature climate change clean power plan was basically taken out, shot, put the nails in it, and that of course, whether you are in wisconsin, west virginia or elsewhere wore coal mining, for industry, yet another de regulation significant development. ed: might have a real impact. griff: that's why the markets are impervious. rachel: that's why the president needs to talk about the economy. the media isn't going to do it for him. they want to talk about investigations and cohen and
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stormy daniels and everything else. i believe it's a deliberate attempt to take away this good news. i guarantee you if barack obama had these numbers -- and, by the way, as i mentioned before, it's not just the rich wall street people doing well. minorities are doing well. the working class is doing well. small towns across america are seeing a revival, that's the story the media doesn't want to tell. ed: record low unemployment for african-americans, asians as you noted you. what's interesting the president, you see him pivoting in that fund raising speech in ohio last night to not just talk about the economy as griff mentioned but also talk about illegal immigration and other policies where he says these are the stakes in the mid terms. and, in fact, look at this one. an example of what the president is talking about. if the democrats take over congress. there is actually a senate candidate, you see him there, o'rourke pushing the idea that we should de criminalize border crossings. there is several candidates in texas, democrats, who are talking about doing this. basically saying it's no longer against the law.
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>> also on that full screen see lupe valdez running for governor is not going to win. going against a popular governor in governor abbott. a former customs agent and having gone and reported for this show. numerous times down on the border, there are the average number of illegal immigrant crossings is in the hundreds, like 500 plus at least in the texas area. and if you go, you know, democrats are running on this plan to just open it up, you are talking about migration crisis of epic proportions this country has never seen. rachel: last week o'rourke running against ted cruz very widely publicized senate race. ed: it looks close. racism rach it looks close. last week he was getting so much attention from hollywood because he tweeted a very measured response to the nfl kneeling and the anthem and all that. and then, i think he really got a lot of confidence and kind of showed who he really
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is now he is saying we want to de criminalize border crossing which basically means open borders. and i think it's interesting that the president is bringing this up because last night on martha maccallum, she had an angel mom. it was a very, very touching interview where the angel mom, her son had been called by an illegal immigrants and she looked at the camera and she said i wish the politicians cared as much about my kid as they care about all the other children we often hear about in the media who controls the border and separated from their parents. and so i think that's a very good message for the president to say i'm looking out for you, for your pocketbook. for your kids, for your security. that's what i think the president is saying. ed: talked about all the other stories, michael cohen in the plea deal this week. none of those stories are going away. some of the characterization on the democratic side between the dossier and all the stories the president keeps saying why are you not looking at the other side. john brennan is at the
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center of that the obama cia director. who had his security clearance stripped about a week or so ago and under fire himself. so you would think, griff, that he might want to leave the stage for a little bit. he might want to say hang on because even james clapper and other former intelligence officials saying you know, not excited about president trump, they say, buy john brennan is going a little bit far in says that he committed treason. they are trying to reign him in and he is not going to be reigned in. griff: unprecedented, perhaps that a president is pulling a former cia director's clearances also unprecedented the level to which brennan is going and criticize this president and he continualed it last flight. ed: cia director who is supposed to be nonpartisan. griff: continued it last night on bill maher, take aism to. >> this i'm worried, because now we are in a crisis. there needs to be some reckoning in the republican party that we can't athrough to go on. is dividing americans. i'm really concerned as he continues to play to his base he is further dividing us.
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and i'm really concerned about whether this could spill over into the streets. you need to act before there is a real disaster. ed: spilling over in the streets. rachel: spilling over in the streets. doubling down saying what the president is dividing. one of the big issues the president has had has been unifying around the anthem. if we can't unify around that who is dividing us then? it's them. ed: last week he said he might sue the president over the security clearance issue. president trump said bring it on we want to get discovery anding you find out what you have been doing. hasn't filed a suit yet. griff: we want to hear your emails. email us at friends@foxnews.com. what do you think about john brennan? has he gone too far? does he have a point? does he find some legitimacy. maybe john brennan is running for office. any theory why he is doing this? email us at friends@foxnews.com. ed: i'm not sure he would go that far. rachel: keep in mind he used
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to vote for the communist party. tributes are pouring in after john mccain stops medical treatments for brain cancer. mitch mic council tweeting in part we are so fornghts to call him our friend and colleague. john, cindy and the entire family are in our prayers at this incredibly difficult hour. the military honored mccain at the opening of a new military headquarters in texas hours later. officials say he has played a driving role in creating the army's future command center. a top figure in president trump's organization is granted immunity in the michael cohen investigation. the president's chief financial officer allen weisselberg testified in front of a grand jury weeks ago. prosecutors say he gave them information about the president's former personal attorney and hush payments. cohen made to two women during the 2016 presidential campaign. legendary tv host robin leach has died. the icon is best known as the voice behind the 80's show lifestyles of the rich
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and famous. >> he only called one of those possessions home, his 70-million-dollar plus yacht. it's the ultimate toy and status symbol. rachel: leach a bee loved guest on "fox & friends" appeared on the show several times over the years. >> if we work hard and we strive hard and we are diligent, dedicated with our approach and life, we build our own rewards. rachel: that's the american dream. leach died at his las vegas home after recently suffering a stroke. he was 76 years old. those are your headlines. ed: we wish his family well. president trump taking a stand over north korea. slow walking its promise to denuclearize by telling secretary of state mike pompeo cancel your trip. our next guest says the future could hinge on what happens over the next few days. griff: the president takes on nfl anthem protests but this time he is taking on the networks. >> cbs i just heard they
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griff: president trump taking a over the plan to de nuclearization. he said quote i have asked secretary of state mike pompeo not to go to north korea at this time because i feel we are not making sufficient progress with respect to the denuclearization of the korean peninsula. here to react, the one and only defense director at the center for the national interest, harry. good morning, happy saturday to you. >> good morning. griff: why are we seeing this about face? >> quite frankly i think president trump is angry. if you look how he conducts foreign policy he does it very differently than anybody else who has been in the oval office. he takes very personal stands and he tries to work personally with leaders to try and achieve that america first agenda. he has personally reached
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out to kim jong un to say, look, if you are willing to denuclearization. if you are willing to give up your nuclear weapon the world could be yours. think about what the president did, he brought kim jong un to singapore. one of those economically vibrant parts of the world to show him what the future of north korea can be. still this day it's been the united states that's taken on most of the initiatives and north korea to be quite honest with you has done very little. griff: read between the lines for us, harry, you are dialed into this on just thursday secretary pompeo is taking new endestroy north korea over there then we get this news, the president says nope, not going to happen now. what are we missing? what happened that changed this? is it that chairman kim simply isn't as sincere as he once was on the denuclearization? >> here's the thing. we can't send mike pompeo for a fourth time to north korea if there is going to be no progress. and i'm making an educated guess here. i have a feeling the north koreans indicated to the president that kim jong un
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waste not going to meet with mike pompeo. that's what happened with the third visit. there is really no reason to send the secretary of state again to north korea if there is going to be no progress. special in the north koreans are going to get angry like they did the last time and start issuing press statements that the talks are not working, we are not sincere when we are the ones that said mike pompeo three times. had a summit with kim jong un. cancelled military exercises. this president has bent over backwards to try to make this work. so, you know, there is frustration there. griff: harry, what role does china play in this? how much of a factor are they? >> china has a huge role in all of this. the chinese right now are obviously very upset over our trade stance which president trump is doing the right thing there but what committexi jinping understands h korea could be his trump card. using north korea as leverage could be a way to get the united states to back off on its trade demands. i would say to xi jinping
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look you are playing with fire there that's going to harden the president's stance and push him much more aggressively to push those tariffs on china and prove that china is a bad actor. griff: harry only you give us the inside scoop on certainly a big development there. we will see, the agency saying they have grave concerns. this is certainly not moving, perhaps, in the right direction at the moment. we will see if the president's strategy works out. >> thanks for having me. griff: john mccain stops treatment tore brain cancer. what happens after this? we will ask a chief of neurosurgery next. products. so you can get back to loving them. for the love of hot dogs. (wienermobile horn) three are fha, one is va.e so what can you do? she's saying a whole lotta people want to buy this house. but you got this!
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ed: good morning again. quick headlines, russia and china joining forces to hold the largest nuclear war
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games in three decades. hundreds of thousands of military personnel, tanks, jets, choppers and warships are set for drills next month. tension with the u.s. beijing building bases on artificial islands in the south china sea. 19 foreign nationals are charged with illegal voting in the 2016 voting in 2016. mexico, the dominican republic, nigeria and germany. they are accused of filing false citizenship in order to register and vote. rachel? rachel: the family of arizona senator john mccain announcing he will no longer receive medical treatment for brain cancer. griff: the family in that statement saying quote john has passed expectations for surgery revival. the advance of age renikered their verdict. our family is immensely grateful for the kindness of caregivers and outpouring of concern and affection. god bless and thank you you all. ed: here now to talk about all of this is the chief of
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neurosurgery dr. jeffrey brown. >> good morning. ed: good to have you today. we were talking during the break that acceptance is obviously a very important part of death and the family seems to be saying look, we know this is coming. >> there are many stages of death. first you deny it. then you are angry about it then you bargain with god about it then you are depressed but john mccain has achieved the highest level. he is accepting his death. he is at peace with it. and that is a blessing. rachel: meghan mccain is a friend of ours. a friend of this show. she tweeted just recently my family is deeply appreciative of all the love and generosity you have shown us this past year. thank you for all your support and prayers. we could not have made it this far without you. have you given us the strength to carry on one thing a lot of us were asking yesterday is the senator in pain or is stopping the treatments better? >> this is not a painful death. there is no pain involved in this terrible disease. it slows you down but it
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does not cause pain. griff: real quick for our viewers that may not be fully aware. senator mccain has glioblastoma, what is that. >> glio cells jelly mold that support the neurons and axons that do our thinking, our seeing, our smelling, our walking, our feeling. it's the most populated cell in the brain and most common kind of tumor. there are cells that are part of the body, so the body doesn't identify it as being foreign. that's the problem. they keep growing we don't have an immune system to attack them. there is hope in the future in terms of being able to treat this because we have developed what are called immunotherapies. we trick the immune system of the brain into seeing these cells as foreign and letting our own body attack them. that's the hope for the future. it's not helping him, burr we hope it will help in the next generation. ed: what's that sense how long it may be before there
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is a cure? i know it's howard to break down. >> there is no end. we have been studying this for a century. every time we come up with something, surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, different kinds of techniques in surgery, there is always one thing more these cells have to fight us. it's eternal dowd. rachel: handling this disease with so much dignity and strength. >> is he an american hero. is he choosing his own exit. it's is a wonderful thing. sea wonderful man. griff: is there a lesson for people suffering through. >> go through stages. they are angry, they are bargaining, they're depressed. you have to let them go through this to the final stage. ed: this is someone obviously was in the military prison camp five and a half years. came out of that somehow with some optimism towards
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life instead of just being bitter about it and now he got this essentially a death sentence several months back, and people were predicting oh, you are only going to live a very short time. he has already outlived that because he is approached it with a positive attitude. >> only 35% of people survive more than one year with this disease. he has already outlived what's been predicted for him. so i'm sure he is at peace with where is he now. rachel: testament of a man. griff: dr. brown, thank you very much. >> appreciate it. thank you. ed: fox news alert. rising floodwaters as what was hurricane lane inches closer to hawaii's main island. we are tracking that storm next.
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>> that's awesome. nascar is always good about honoring the flag and honoring. >> they don't make any apologies for it. >> how great is the corvette? my older brother had a corvette in high school. i was so jealous. ed: i was too. griff: t-tops. l 82. ed: corvettes are an american car. griff: as american as they get. ed: president at fundraising event we have been talking about in ohio was again going at the national anthem issue. going after the nfl. now he is also going after the tv networks who have said they are not going to show the anthem during the broadcast this season. we are in preseason right now. you got the main event kicking off very soon. here is the president teeing off last night. >> we are standing proudly for our great, beautiful, wonderful national anthem, which cbs, i just heard, they just joined the crew. and espn have decided not to broadcast. so they don't have any controversy. can you imagine it? they are not going to
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broadcast the national anthem. cbs and espn. how do we like that? is that good? so that's cbs and espn, folks. enjoy your television. [laughter] ed: the president not happy. rachel: i don't think that's the solution most americans wanted. you start the game off. have you two teams that are battling each other out and have you this one moment where they all come together and say before we fight each other on the field, we all acknowledge that we are americans. it's a unifying moment it just blows my mind when i hear people divisive. ed: you are right but they are not coming together. griff: many of our viewers may have noticed on thursday night fox is going to have football as well. fox saying a little bit different tact. they are also not going to show it except for on special holidays like mohammed. ed: veterans day. griff: veteran griff: griff this is tough. they had all summer long to come up with a deal. the commissioner bungled it
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with the players association. it wasn't a difficult solution but yet, here we go into the season. last season we saw at least what was it 10% of ratings drop. and now you have got. this the only thing worse than seeing disrespect national anthem is knowing that it's happening and you don't get to see it. it's going to be fascinating to see how viewers respond to it. ed: last sunday they happened to be playing the toronto blue jays everyone in new york stood for o canada and national anthem. not just the plans but the players on both teams. trornght blue jays and new york yankees, nobody was kneeling. rachel: tell us what you think if this is a good compromise and idea for these networks to do this. griff: email us if it's going to affect your tuning in to the nfl. this is a major decision by the networks. ed: all right. rachel: who would have known. turning now to your headlines, wanted a man accused of threatening the president potentially spotted while on the run. police linking sean christy to a break-in at a home in
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pennsylvania. the 27-year-old is accused of posting on social media that he wants to put a bullet through the president's head. christie has a history of threatening political figures over the past 10 years. three people are now facing charges for ripping silent sam down protesters take down the 105-year-old monument during a rally in north carolina. randalls charged for rioting and de facing a public statue are not affiliated with the school. officials say the statue will go back up due to state law. another protest is expected today. twitter's ceo will be in the congressional hot seat. jack dorsey is expected to testify september 5th before a house committee on how the company monitors its content. this comes after the president and other mucks have raised concerns about social media platforms silencing conservatives.
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a las vegas shooting survivor is turning tragedy into triumph. >> police officer. >> state of oregon. to the best of my abilities. >> laura carr getting sworn in as a police officer in oregon. she says the october mass shooting inspired her decision to serve and protect after seeing officers rush towards violence that night to save lives. 58 people were killed. more than 500 others were injured. good for her. and those are your headlines. what a wonderful tributes. rachel: it is. griff: i'm a sumper from hawaii. rick: you are the guy am i going to go inside and take shelter? no, i'm going to surf. that's how griff talks when he says that all right. so, very increasing storm. couple days ago. category 5 to the south in the big island. moved to the west and moved
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to the north. take a rook at this. last 12 hours it's really fallen apart. the shear, the you were level wind that has been moving through very strongly has ripped this thing apart. that said, there is a ton of moisture in this area. notice it looks like it's moving towards the east. it's not. it's going to move towards the west. a lot of the moisture has moved off towards the east which isn't good news. it settled all that moisture right back over the islands and a lot of it over the big islands that in some spots 40 inches of rain all across the eastern side of the big island. the western side kona not getting as much. they only get about three inches of rain a year. they have gotten that from that this storm. >> hurricane warnings have been downgraded to tropical storm warnings because we now have the tropical storm. the winds have gone down to 65 mile-per-hour sustained. have additional rain throughout the day today. overnight tonight and little bit remaining tomorrow some spots big island maybe another 8 to 10 inches. same goes for the eastern shores of maui.
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little bit less kauai and oahu as well. by tomorrow evening we are pretty much done with this. still have lingering showers from it overall things getting a lot better. guys? rachel: that's good to hear. ed: thanks, dude. [laughter] is that really how griff talks? i have never heard him talk that way. that's funny. new york laughs and liberty. last free state in the u.s. i wonder what governor cuomo thinks about that? >> okay, idiots are you ready? i can't stand the faces of you people. those dead questioning eyes. don't matter.
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griff: good saturday morning. a little news for you. a terrifying discovery for a man just trying to fix his car. wisconsin driver finding 4-foot python wrapped around the engine. police calling in a snake expert to rescue the reptile. another man is facing $300 fine for illegally owning the python. and this workers at famous hoddle something a bit scarier than two creepy twins, a black bear wandering into the lobby of the colorado hotel that inspired steven king's classic horror film the shining. the animal rearranged some furniture but left on its own. ed? ed: you can't make that up. how scary is that? wow, when it comes to freedom the inspire state is falling short. indicate co-labeling new york the least free state in the united states yet again. where does your state come in here with more national taxpayer's union maddy. good to see. >> good morning. ed: start with new york. governor andrew cuomo made news how he believes america was never that great.
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maybe he has been looking at his own policies and looking at new york? why is it so unfree. >> unfortunately not surprising that new york is once again in the bottom ranking of this list. actually in the bottom ranking every time the cato institute has produced this list. you think new york might take a hinted and reflect a little on all the policies in place there. we have seen in new york city cabbing the number of uber and lyft drivers that commuters can use there increasing the minimum wage a lot of local policy that's very harmful. look at what the state is trying to do, too. just this week here in washington, d.c. treasury released rules and regulations that are trying to prevent states from working their way around the new tax law. new york, of course, the fame mullsly high tax and high spending state. some of the new tax law provisions which limit the ability of new york taxpayers to take a local and state tax deduction. new york is trying to get creative with working its way around the federal law there and that's just one of the reasons where you see
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problems with new york fiscal policies surface which they are trying to combat some of the things happening here in d.c. ed: come up with some of the other examples, give our viewers an idea of how this criteria is used. obviously taxation is a big part of it and we are going to get to the best states by the way. stay on the worse states and not just pick on new york. hawaii, california, new jersey, why are some of these states the worse for freedom and we're showing our viewers this graphic it includes vermont, maryland, oregon. delaware, rhode island, and new mexico. why are they the worse 10 states. >> a lot of these states have one thing in common high taxes and high spending. politicians increase the size of government rather than cutting spending elsewhere they look to the taxpayers to fund that burden. states like new york, vermont you mentioned illinois is somewhere in there they really have not only high spending burdens, high tax liabilities because the promises they have made to their public workers. but kato also looks at the freedom of movement for individuals.
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the ability of vifdz to pursue whatever dream they have for themselves in that state. things like occupational licensing. the ability for americans to really be able to pursue the employment that they would like. a lot of these states have very onerous lives that prevent people from doing that from simply engaging in their own chosen commerce, they have to get the government's persons to do. so downward pressure on economic activity and limits choice in those states. ed: let's try to be a little bit more positive. >> i love positive. ed: new hampshire live free or die no state taxes there. indiana, colorado, nevada, north dakota, tennessee, south dakota, arizona and kansas. give us a flavor for why some of these states are the best for freedom? >> exactly. i'm a tax girl so i tend to see everything as tax policy. that's another thing that
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these states have in common. a lot of those states that you just mentioned no income tax there a lot of these states reforming their tax code in the last several years. getting rid of taxes on capital gains and investment income. unleash capital for businesses to be able to really prosper in those states. again, removing barriers for people tone gauge in the commerce that they choose to pursue. it's really important for americans to be able to use their talents and skills in a way that best suits them and their families. a lot of these states have gone through regulatory reform that allows americans to do that. >> so if governor andrew cuomo is watching us this morning and fresh off that controversy of saying america was never that great, what would be your advice, maddy for him to get on the top 10 bhes states for freedom? he is up for re-election right now. maybe thinking about running for president in 23020. how does a state like new york become more free? >> listen, the greatest thing about the united states is the diversity of its people and the government needs to recognize that rather than trying to find a one size
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fits all policy that benefits simply his vision for the state, he should allow americans and new yorkers to pursue exactly what their future benefits are. and where they think they can be most successful. ed: real quick, i have a second topic for you which the "new york times" just ran an op-ed urging congress to pass legislation to stop companies from buying more of their own stock. it says this will actually save the economy. but is it -- i mean, we were -- you know, topped off the show with the idea that even the "new york times" today has a couple of stories in their business section saying the economy is roaring right now right, solutions they posit with the actual reality of the economy right now. this buy back thing shows how much the left has become from reality when it becomes economic policy. total misunderstanding of the way businesses and capital works in the united states the left yell buy back like it's a dirty word and run away. criticism of the new tax law when, in fact, it's really not surprising that the tax
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law has created the opportunities for more buy backs because it's decreased the barriers for businesses to realize wealth in old capital. that doesn't mean that that happenings at the expense of investment, which is what the "new york times" piece was arguing. it walls saying that workers won't benefit because there is a lot of businesses that are participating in buy backs. workers will still benefit. openings up investment in productivity. bad ideas coming out of the new york state and the "new york times." ed: who could be against more investment and productivity. she is no negative nellie maddy. she is positive and inspiring and speaking out on behalf of freedom this saturday morning. we appreciate you coming. >> in appreciate it as well. ed: netflix star forced to apologize for supporting conservatives. had to apologize. why is hollywood so intolerant when it comes to diversity of thought? we will discuss that next. plus, dan bongino, alan dershowitz, gregg jarrett fresh off the "new york
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♪ >> netflix star apologizing for inappropriate and inappropriate words end quote on social media after coming under intense scrutiny. fans outraged after tweets from president trump and other conservative figures. next guest says this is just another example of the left's selective. stephanie hammel, welcome. >> good morning. let me put this in perspective for you. some of the tweets that the liberal mob is going after him for happened 10 years ago. he was like 14 years old, 17 years old when he said some of these controversial tweets. i'm not going to defend the tweets that he wrote in high school because they were inappropriate insensitive and one of them did appear to be homophobic. some of the other tweets that he wrote recently in the past two, three years really weren't that controversial at all. they show that he supports president trump.
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he supports the policies that president trump is pushing. and also, he, you know, took a stab at black lives matter. rachel: in fact, stephanie, let me put up that tweet of his from black lives matter. it says black lives matter one goal. division. black lives matter, white lives matter. police lives matter. yeah, what's wrong with that? >> nothing. and this is something that i have been talking about for a long time that all lives do matter. and so when you just pick one certain group, you exclude everyone else. and he also liked some tweets from ben shapiro. rachel: right. >> ben shapiro is a smart guy, he is a great debater. and ben shapiro is not even a huge trump supporter which interesting. he only gives credit where credit is due. the left cannot handle diversity of thought. so this goes to hollywood all together. they preach about tolerance and diversity yet, they are the ones that have a diversity problem when it comes to their movies and, of course, the issue of diversity of thought. rachel: this is a young actor trying to make it in
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hollywood. what is the effect that this has on young people trying to get work in hollywood? >> yeah, it's interesting that they would even go after him and sort through these tweets from 10 years ago. if you look at on social media, the attacks he is receiving right now. they are calling for a boycott of his show. he is just an upand coming rising star in hollywood. and they are already trying to tear him down. has already apologized and to the mob, that's not acceptable because is he a trump supporter. but, you will see some in hollywood and some of the leftists they will forgive people that agree with them. so, you know, there has been a lot of scandal in hollywood when it comes to old tweets when we saw james gunn, he had written tweets about jokes about pedophilia and also this me too movement. there is an explosion of this. and sometimes that gets blocked and right now this is the focus. rachel: stephanie, i think a lot of people are wondering where they want to take
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another lecture from hollywood on diversity since they obviously don't care about diversity of thought. sounds more like the thought police but thanks for sharing that interesting to know and good message. thank you, stephanie. >> thank you. still ahead. president trump building up the republican party. >> the republican party is the party of the american worker, the american family, the american dream, and you know what else? the party of the american warrior. you are warriors. rachel: will that get republicans out to the polls in the mid terms? we will guess that next. plus, dan bongino, alan dershowitz, gregg jarrett and all of those coming up live ♪ working on a mystery ♪ n't. it's backed by an unlimited mileage warranty, or it isn't. for those who never settle,
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>> surpassed his survival the disease and advance of age rendered their verdict. rachel: tropical storm in hawaii overnight. ed: torrential rains and gusty winds pounding island right now. rachel: shot of the morning nearly 200 red, white, and blue corvettes created the american flag during of the annual corvette at carlisle event in pennsylvania ♪ don't stop ♪ make it pop ♪ blow your speakers up ♪ tonight going to fight ♪ until we see the sunlight ♪ tik tok on the clock. rachel: wow, are my teenagers on the play list here. it's kesha, what else do you want? ed: he had i want you to wear a pocket square. griff: he had has given me advice i need a gold pocket square. rachel: you need an american flag lapel pin. griff: i don't have that
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either. rachel: segment we did on the pledge of allegiance. griff: we're going to get to that, the nfl and the kneelers as the nfl season is about to start. and i have a fantasy football draft tonight weigh that in. that's not what everyone is talking about. ed: no. in fact, they are talking about the economy right now. because it is roaring. and the president was in ohio at a fundraising dinner last night. is he trying to frame the midterm elections. clearly democrats want to frame it around impeachment. they don't want to say it directly. you know, sort of half the party we will say it the other half. let's not talk about that. let's just beat up on the president. let's obstruct the president's calling them out over that. and even the "new york times" this morning is saying despite the turmoil of this week with the president dealing with michael cohen, dealing with paul manafort. in fact, they say the stock market is roorlg right now. all signs pointing towards a very strong economy. rachel: i mean, if i was the president, seeing the economic numbers and looking at the cover of the "new york times" i would be
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pretty upset. i see impeachment. i see russia. you have to go to the business page. ed: roaring part is on the business page. rachel: on the back a few sections away. that would be frustrating. that's why the president -- we will bring you this clip, is trying to bring up the economy because his detractors are talking about something else. >> while democrats delay, obstruct, resist, republicans actually deliver. we're creating jobs for african-americans. true. [applause] hispanic americans, asian americans, young americans and all americans. democrats run down our country. they really do. they run it down. we won the election. we are going to win it again in 2020 and hopefully keep winning. the republican party is the party of the american worker, the american family the american dream. do you know what else? the party of the american warrior. you are warriors. talk about the elite. you see this slop sitting there and he is posed to be
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elite? we beat them in every category. let's let them be elite and we are super elite, right? griff: president making it very clear have you got a choice here. traditionally it is perhaps the strongest message of people trying to get elect saying elect me because i will be a check on president x. he had a land slide bleeding of 63 seats that he lost in first midterm. goes back to bush and clinton. always campaign message. the president is saying, look, if you want to continue to have progress. if you want this bull to keep running. if you want this de regulation as a business owner you have gotten the vote from us. democrats are not going to give you that. ed: what do you think about this idea, rachel that he is saying the democrats are about obstruction. they're the couch potatoes. we are the ones actually doing something. this is the party of american warriors. rachel: it's great messaging. really the g.o.p. and all these candidates running in mid terms ought to listen to this message. we are the party of the american worker. we are the party of warriors. and also, in this speech, he
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brought up they are the party of maxine waters, of pocahontas, of bernie sanders and so i think he is setting up exactly what you said, griff. do you want economic boom that we're experiencing right now because if you don't elect republicans in the midterm, they are not only going to impeach, they are going to try to reverse the tax cuts. they are going to bring in socialist policies. so, you know, i think that's a very great contrast for him. griff: in the middle of that message, the border talk that we have had. very, very significant because, you know, we have learned that if anything, people are worried about the border, right? wherever you come down on the argument and in this environment that's moved so far left with getting rid of abolishing ice, it sends a signal that the democrats are offering open borders. that's not going to sit well across the country. ed: the president campaigned on cracking down on illegal immigration. democrats scoffed he is trying to do that he campaigned on 4% or more
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economic growth. they scoffed. they laughed. they said the tax cut would be crumbs. now we see an economy that's roaring. the president also talked about foreign policy, bringing back strength and saying look, i'm going to get north korea to the table. we are going to have diplomacy, they laughed. they have said this will never happen he is pushing us into a nuclear war. have you had the singapore summit and real progress. to be real, there has now been a lack of progress in recent days so the president yesterday abruptly said time out, we are not making enough progress, we're going to pull the plug for now. we are not sending the secretary of state to meet with kim jong un. rachel: here is a tweet from the president on that. i have asked secretary of state mike pompeo not to go to north korea at this time because i feel we are not making sufficient progress with respect to denuclearization of the korean peninsula. additionally because of our much tougher trading stance with china. i do not believe they are helping with the process of denuclearization as they once were. despite the u.n. sanctions which are in place.
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secretary pompeo looks forward to going to north korea in the near future. most likely after our trading relationship with china is resolved. in the meantime, i would like to send my warmest regards and respect to chairman kim. i look forward to seeing him soon. ed: leaving it out there as a possibility. rachel: blaming china. griff: just on thursday secretary pompeo says i'm going over for the fourth trip. spoke with experts got his finger on the pums there tha -- pulsethere. harry, big take away from what the president is trying to do. here is what harry had to say in the last hour. >> i think president trump is angry. we can't send mike pompeo for a fourth time to north korea if there is going to be no progress. and i am making an educated guess here. i have a feeling the north koreans indicated to the president that kim jong un was not going to meet with mike pompeo. we are the ones that said
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mike pompeo three times had a summit with kim jong un, cancelled military exercises. this president has bent over backwards to try to make this work. ed: you see democrats already saying ah-ha another failure tort president is he not going to get this done. they seem to forget what happened a year ago president talking north korea little kim and rocket man is he pushing us into nuclear war. instead it pushed kim jong un to the negotiating table number one. number two, right before the singapore summit, the president abruptly pulled the plug, i'm not meeting with him. we are not making enough progress. you heard democrats say he failed, he is not going to have a summit. guess what? that pushed kim jong un back into a corner. he needs the president in singapore. now there is back sliding the and the president pulled the plug again. every time he drops the hammer, kim jong un comes back to the table. we will see. rachel: he is playing a very dynamic game the role of china in here. originally when he talked about engaging with north korea. china was the linchpin to help him do that right now he is also, you know, dealing with china and trying to get our trade
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policies. ed: on the tariffs. rachel: exactly more fair. china is reacting to that he is playing a very dynamic game. of course there is going to be some stop and go on the progress but i think it's really encouraging that he is playing tough and, yet, as you see from the left, part of that tweet he says he is very respectful to kim. he clearly wants peace with the peninsula. griff: harry also told me when i talked to him last hour look, china is a huge part of this as you are pointing out because, again, we are in a little bit of who is going to flinch mode with regards to the trade fight, terror fight with china. ed: a lot of people were predicting the president was going to flinch on this a long time ago and hasn't. he has dug in and china's economy is strig gling and they are getting the message. rachel: the most important thing you can do when dealing with china and this problem because it's all intertwined is be economically strong. that's the best defense defense all of these problems. gruff griff to your pointe,
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ed, they should be careful and cautious on going with that attack you are looking at obviously what this story is about chairman kim not honoring his willingness to denuclearize. that's ultimately if you walk it all out. ed: what kind of progress did we have during 8 years with obama. rachel: great point, ed. ed: it kept moving closer and closer to a nuclear arsenal they might be able to deliver on. we saw the rocket launches and tests. they are not doing that right flowvment are satellite images and intelligence suggesting this they're back sliding and still developing more of a nuclear program. that needs to be stopped. we need to be honest about that. but the president as you say is trying to show strength. rachel: yeah. it's really easy to forget that when donald trump took the reigns of the presidency, barack obama himself said the most dangerous situation facing the united states was north korea and he was afraid that war as eminent. griff: find out what you think friends@foxnews.com. let us know if you think the president is doing the right thing on north korea and if ed is rite i should get a
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gold pocket square. rachel: or an american flag lapel pin. ed: either or. rachel: fox news alert. will drenching hawaii with rains and wind. working tirelessly to put out three wildfires destroying people's homes. it is expected to intensify throughout the weekend as rick told us. some areas already getting more than 42 inches of rain in less than two days. officials fearing it could lead to life-threatening land slides. tributes are pouring in after senator john mccain stops medical treatment for brain cancer. senator lindsey graham, a close friend, tweeting in part the entire mccain clan is doing exactly what the mccains have done through generations rise to meet the challenge. wow. just hours after the announcement, the military honored mccain at the opening of a new military hawrksz in texas. officials say he played a, quote, driving role in creating the army's future
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commands center. democrats are officially requesting to delay the confirmation hearings of supreme court nominee brett kavanaugh. all 10 democrats on the senate judiciary committee citing a lack of documents for the hearing and concern over the convictions of paul manafort and michael cohen. the hearings are to start september 4th. president trump and the first lady visit a children's hospital to learn more about babies affected by the opioid epidemic. a big problem. the couple taking time to talk to doctors and nurses in columbus before the president's keynote speech to ohio republicans. spending one-on-one time with the children by coloring pictures with them. how sweet. those are your headlines. ed: did you connect that? did you say that kavanaugh has turned over millions of documents? the president was saying at that fund raiser they obstruct no matter what we do. kavanaugh turned all these documents and democrats saying not enough. they are against him before they have even heard from
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democrat immigration policies are destroying innocent lives. to secure our borders and protect ohio families, we have to elect more republicans. ed: president trump doing what he does at these rallies and fundraising dinners touting tough border policies and crackdown on illegal immigration. rachel: now ceos from major american companies warning very policies are harming the economy. he had said that true? time for a fax check. ask center for immigration studies jessica vaughn. good morning, jessica. >> it does make people. ed: jessica, can you hear us? >> yes, i can. ed: i think we had a little miscue there in the audio. good to have you. >> talk to us big picture about the president okay how his tough stance on you will illegal immigration is unnerving business types? >> well, it is because for too many years these major corporations have become accustomed to being able to
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schmooze and lobby their way into regulations that grease the way for them to bring in huge numbers of guest workers. you know, guest worker programs are fine if they are summiting the american workforce and that helps our competitiveness. but, when big employers are allowed to actually use these programs to replace american workers, that is not good for our economy or our long-term competitiveness. and the trump administration has been trying to roll that back by reversing some of the policies of the obama administration and prior administrations that made it far too easy for these big employers and also foreign employers to replace american workers with cheaper guest workers. and so they are nervous about that and they are starting to lobby and, in fact, they think that they have some sympathetic ears in some of the department of homeland security front office staff who used to lobby for those employers. but, so that's what's going
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on the trump administration is rolling that back and that is going to help our economy over the long term but it is painful for the swamp. >> let's take a look at the letter that was sent to secretary nielsen. ed: business leader saying reality move their family and settle in a new country if at any time without notice the government can force mead departure often without explanation. at a time when a number of job vacancies are reaching historic highs due to labor shortages now is not the time to restrict access to talent. what should be the response from the administration to that from all these business leaders? >> well, first of all, these were temporary guest worker visas that were issued. there should not have been an expectation that all of these people would be age to stay permanently. and if they were issued erroneously, we need to have these folks go back home if necessary. i mean, i think it was a little bit of an overwrought response. they are trying to crack
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down on fraud and abuse. we need to have integrity in these programs if the american people are going to have confidence in them if they are going to work. you know, the reality is they should not -- they are not entitled to stay permanently. and that's the message that the administration. rachel: jessica, sounds like what they're asking for is an overhaul of our immigration policy, our guest worker program, our visas. shouldn't the letter have been cents maybe to democrats as well since they have to work with the president if they are going to come up with a policy that can pass? >> well, right. to work on a merit based immigration system, not just loopholes for corporations to exploit against american workers. rachel: okay. fair enough. ed: jessica vaughan thank you for coming. >> in thank you. rachel: less than 75 days away from the midterm election. so what party has the stronger message? we're going to debate that next. ed: play of the game and wasn't even on the field. how one dad's incredible instincts saved his kids at
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tried to charge justin verlander for winning the 2017 world series. the l.a. dodgers fan hitting the houston astro's pitcher with dodger killer fee at the beverly hills hotel. it was just a joke and he posted it, justice did, on social media. griff? >> president trump in ohio touting the strong economy and slamming democrats for resisting. >> while democrats delay, obstruct, and resist, republicans actually deliver. we have the strongest economy in the history of our nation. today there are more people working than at any time in the history of our country. so i don't think there is going to be a blue wave. i hope there is a red wave. griff: so with the mid terms less than 75 days away, what party has the strongest message? here to debate it liz and democratic strategist raychel richy. good morning, ladies. happy saturday to you. >> good morning. griff: the president at the end of that sound bite saying it's going to be a
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red wave, not a blue wave. what do you see. >> when i worked as a press secretary democratic policies communications committee we were tasked with drafting the overall economic message. it was an economic message. it was better deal, better wages, better future. better wages, better jobs, better future. the republicans have hijacked that economic message withe mediocre what i would call mediocre unemployment numbers they like to use african-americans as an example of the unemployment rate when, in fact, unemployment rate for african-americans has actually increased over the last three months. but now you have the democrats using this message where it's a culture of corruption, right, at the white house. and i think that's really taking away from the issues that they could be focusing on such as the fact that there are 3 million more people that do not have healthcare. have you food stamps that have increased 6.9%. and wages, yes, they vin ceased, however, inflation is causing americans not to see that known in their pockets. griff: hold on rochelle, let me let you weigh in.
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>> important for people to realize that african-americans really care about the economy and our economy is doing well. they really care about the unemployment numbers and unemployment is down. and unemployment is down significantly in african-american communities. but it's just not about african-americans. it's about all americans. and when you look at the messaging, both parties are struggling with the message but when it comes to the democrats, they have an identity crisis. you have a very far left socialist platform taking over the democratic party. and 46% of americans, according to a gallup poll consider themselves fiscally conservative. i don't see how the democrats are able to get away from that. griff: let me ask you, rochelle, what the message the democrats are offerings to the mom and dads, to the small business owner across america that is benefiting from this economy? >> well, look, the first point i want to make to liz is she lives in baltimore city where i also lived for five years, i was a reporter in baltimore, i worked at the states attorney's office in baltimore city. i will tell you the unemployment rate in
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baltimore city 6.4%. unemployment for black americans in baltimore city is three times higher than that of white americans. so i would think that the residents in baltimore would be really surprised to hear that support of trump in that economy. what i will say though, however, is that the democrats do sort of lack a message. right now they are running on this anti-trump message impeachment message. that's not going to bode well especially with independents or moderate democrats. so i think they need to get back to focusing on the issues. focus on the people. look, you are not going to make people hate or love trump anymore than what they already do. you can't continue to tout this anti-trump message as if that's going to get democrats to go to the polls. especially independents. they want to focus on the issues. what are you doing for the people? griff: liz, let me give u. a chance to weigh in on that. >> yeah. i would like to respond one to the statement about baltimore city. we have had a democratic controlled government for the past 30-plus years and you far left liberal policies with the highest property taxes in the state are harming the local economy. but as it relates to the
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party's messaging, the democratic party, they don't have a unified party. you have socialists who are taking over. have you an independent who was on the top of the ticket. >> republicans love toting socialist movement. >> i think it's very important because when we talk but who we can improve the economy we can't take money from everyone to give to everyone else. >> i don't think all democrats want that i would -- griff: saturday morning. quickly, if you want to give a quick response and we'll wrap it up. >> i would say i do agree that i don't think that, you know, people want to give money to everyone. and i know that republicans love to use this socialist platform because of ocasio-cortez who is supposed to be the new face of the party. but i don't think that's the case. i for one do not believe in giving away free money to everyone. there needs to be some sort of stipulations where we are helping the american people. griff: in less than 75 days we will find out. thank you so much. >> thank you. griff: have you proven that it is certainly a hot topic
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in just a little while we will find out who had the stronger message. thank you very much for being here. >> thank you. griff: president trump's war of words with attorney general jeff sessions he is can a laghtd this morning. how county attorney general serve justice if he doesn't have the confidence of the president? dan bongino says justice delayed is justice denied. he is live coming up next. you see a lot of us reporting from the white house. now the press corps and sarah sanders are getting the bad lip reading treatment. >> the way you talk to me, i mean, do you need to talk so evil? do you need to look like a stuffed baked potato in that walmart shirt? (vo) when bandits stole the lockbox from the wells fargo stagecoach,
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♪ griff: it's your shot of the morning sarah sanders and the press corps getting the bad lip reading treatment. >> okay, idiots, are you ready? oh, i can't stand the faces of you people. those dead, questioning eyes, you dumbies don't matter. >> what happens when i scratch a horse radish all over my face? >> you really you suck. >> the way you talk to me. do you need to talk so evil? >> do you need to look like a stuffed baked potato in that walmart shirt? >> john karl won't mind. rachel: weighed in.
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ed: i don't care what your politics are. this is funny. is this really what sarah huckabee sanders is really thinking at a briefing good question, governor. griff, we have been teasing him. he teased that segment by saying they get the bad lipped treatment instead of lip reading. ed: you don't want a bad lip treatment. i know dan bongino has never gone through that you don't want to go out to l.a. and get a bad lip treatment. rachel: i think a tough guy like dan doesn't even know what we're talking about. >> hey, listen, i'm a big softy at heart. you know, my wife -- listen, let me let the viewers in on a secret my wife buys this really fancy lotion for the face or whatever it is, once in a while after i get a sun burn i will put that on, too. i'm a big softy, too. [laughter] >> i admit it i admit it whatever. griff: dan is with me on the bad lip treatment. how does attorney general jeff sessions continue without clearly what is a lack of confidence? >> you know, griff, justice
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delayed is justice denied, right an old adage that's been out there, the problem and i have been a supporter of settle for a very long time. i personally am, i think is he a honorable man. here is the probable we have here. donald trump is right, griff. have yous inned when ithave youd when it comes to the justice on the trump investigation, i haven't said cocoa lucien investigation. they are not investigating collusion they are investigating trump. lightning speed. year and a half anyone sniffed the trump campaign has been spoken, to under investigation, or has been arrested and prosecuted for crimes some of them they didn't even commit. now when it comes to the pace of justice in the clinton investigation or bruce ohr or the verification procedure for the dossier, it's less than glacial. nobody has seen anything. that constitution doesn't matter if people don't believe in it if they believe justice is bifurcate you had it's into two separate systems we have a
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real problem. >> dan, to your points later in the show we will have ian prior on. he just left the justice department. he was a spokesman for attorney general sessions. i had him on dana perino show yesterday and i asked him what's taking so long when it comes to bruce ohr, comes to james comey and the leaks. andrew mccabe. they are out of their job, some of them. but no charges for what appear to be crimes in some cases. well, it takes time. have you got to go through this and that. i'm thinking it didn't take any time with michael cohen. all of a sudden his life is turned upside down. how is it on one side of this story and i would like you to talk directly to ian pryor who is coming on later. how is it that the justice department appears to be moving with lightning speed on one side of the story? >> because, ed, it seems crystal clear at this point that they have triaged their desires and responsibilities. and there are people in the justice department who, at the top of that peer mid of wants and needs have put the targeting and prosecution of trump, his family, and the campaign at the top of that pyramid. it is clear as day. i'm glad you just brought
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that up. how can you say on one hand that, hey, all of this takes time and on the other hand you have lieutenant general mike flynn, an american hero. a decorated u.s. officer who was prosecuted a year ago for a crime that the fbi themselves acknowledged he may not have committed. i mean, this is insane. and on the bruce ohr thing, we have a guy in the justice department right now, the number four official in the justice department who we now know for a fact was shuttling information from an on the record discredited fbi source they deemed not suitable for use and, ed, he is not only not in jail, and we don't know if he committed a crime or not, but he is still working there. he is still works -- you are paying this guy. i mean, at a minimum, where is the -- if there is not legal action because there is no evidence of a crime, maybe or maybe not. whereas a minimum is the administration action on bruce ohr right now. >> you say is he number four
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at the doj. if you read the papers you would hear is he a minor figure in the doj. i mean, there is all kinds of stuff going on. one thing i wanted to bring up with you is john brennan. now, he was recently on realtime. i want to hear what he had to say to bill maher. are we going to play it? i guess we are not. just wait one second here. [laughter] >> now we are in a crisis. there needs to be some reckoning in the republican party that we can't allow this to go on. >> he is dividing americans and so i'm really concerned as he continues to play to his base, he is further dividing us and i'm really concerned about whether this could spill over into the streets. you need to act before there is a real disaster. ed: dan, john brennan, you would think after what happened last week or so when even james clapper was saying i'm not a big fan of the president but john brennan has gone a little far with treason thought.
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you think he might go in a corner but instead he is out there doubling down. >> ed, what really bothers me about that i have to tell you, i think that sound there is even worse than his treason talk. spill into the streets? are you serious? this is a constitutional republic. okay. we do our damage in the voting booth. we don't spill it into the streets and start attacking our neighbors. this is not a violent country. we don't do that why would you even say something like that? keep in mind, when this guy talks about division, ed, we are talking about the same guy who was the puppet master for this entire spying scandal on the trump team. he exchanged information with foreign intelligence and then briefed capitol hill on some of that information incentivizing the fbi to go after the trump team. this guy is the worse of the worse. griff: if you were advising the president, if you get rid of sessions, rod rosenstein then becomes the acting attorney general. he, of course, played a central role in all of this.
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what would you be advising the president to do? >> well, listen, there is some hard advice here, but this investigation is not going to stop. they are going to go after the president. they are going to go after his family. they are not investigating collusion. they are investigating you. it is time to fire rosenstein. i think sessions after the mid terms and maybe time to move on as well with all due respect to the man, is he an honorable man. also time to strongly consider firing bob mueller. the special counsel investigation won't go anywhere but let's get someone in there who can legitimately look at russian collusion which we know didn't happen and put these things to bed. these are hard choices. you have to understand if you are thinking for a minute this investigation is never going to be fair or ever going to stop, you are wrong. the next targets are going to get worse. rachel: how about de classifying those documents? we will have you back to talk about that. the president could do that de classify the documents that they refuse to hand over to congress. ed: big decisions ahead.
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dan bongino calling for bob mueller to be fired. we will get a lot of reaction from people on the program. thanks, dan. ed: turn to another big story hurricane lane weakening into a tropical storm. drenching hawaii with torrential rains. rachel: storm's biggest threat is catastrophic flooding that's expected to intensify throughout the weekend. griff: rick reichmuth is live in the weather center with what the big island can expect. rick, what's going on? rick: the problem is they have had so much rain already over the last say two days or so. it's a slow-moving storm. because of that we have a lot more rain. take a look at the satellite images. interesting we had this incredibly strong hurricane. you see that big blob of moisture. the shear that we talk about ripped that block of moisture off and it moved all of the heavy moisture off towards the east over the islands. the center of the sir do you labocirculation of the storm isn't that it's this that you see pop up here in the last couple of frames right there. that is going to pull off towards the west throughout the day today. so by tomorrow afternoon, things start to improve a little bit. i think we have a lot more
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rain, especially across parts of the big island. that's where the highest elevation is up to about 13,000 feet elevation. that's going to cause big problems. i want to quickly take you to the lower 48. this is what we are looking at rain over the next few days. wanted to help you notice over the deep south. looking great. still warm. right along the eastern seaboard as well and temperatures are going to begin to make that. watch today across the western shores of florida. we have big showers coming as well. >> thanks, rick. ed: president trump's supreme court pick under the microscope. the "new york times" trying to get some of his police records? is this standard for a supreme court pick? our next guest says it's a sad and pathetic new look. griff: senator demanding amazon ceo raise wages for his employees. is this a needed change or another socialist stunt? we'll discuss it. that's ahead ♪ work out
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♪ griff: good saturday morning to you, quick headlines, staying public. elon musk remain a publicly traded company after weeks of floating going private. releasing a statement saying in part i'm incredibly excited leading tesla as a public company. it is a privilege. and this, interest rates may soon be going up. federal reserve chairman jerome powell expects the fed gradually increasing are interest rates if the u.s. economy continues to improve. speaking at the annual conference of bankers. powell said a gradual approach to the rate hikes is the best way to maximize employment and keep pricing stable. ed: president trump supreme court pick judge brett kavanaugh reaching a new level maybe a new low as the "new york times" reportedly seeks records of 911 calls made by his family. is this really standard for
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supreme court pick? here to react attorney and spokesperson for the judicial crisis network, a grerve group. good to see you, gayle. >> good to see you, ed. ed: i'm trying to understanding. this we have a full screen of "new york times" saying that they were retained -- obtained some records, quote. all policing records, including police reports or calls of service, 911 calls or otherwise pertaining to brett kavanaugh, his wife, and their home address. the request is time sensitive and in the public interest. this is what the "new york times" is requesting. so, if you were being robbed say at your house and you called 911 there would be nothing wrong with that you would be trying to get help for your family it sounds like was this some sort of fishing expedition to see did brawnge do something wrong where someone in the family had to call 911? it seems odd. >> that's an accurate description of it and it really just underscores the democrats and their allies in the media are getting desperate. the family's 911 calls, really? this is a sad and pathetic low even for the "new york times" and as a mom of six,
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this is becoming disturbing and it's outrages that the "new york times" is going after judge kavanaugh and his family like this. this is something that we have not seen this level of relentless, trying to stop judge kavanaugh that has happened in prior nominations. and this is at the same time that we are seeing polls of voters in key battle ground states showing that they want the senate to confirm judge kavanaugh to this vacancy on the supreme court. ed: by the way my understanding all they were able to find was a 911 call that was made because someone tried to break into a vehicle or something to that effect at his home in maryland. and so, it just seems bizarre. what are you looking for? do you think that there was something nefarious? if god forbid his home had been robbed and he was calling 911, what public interest is there in his family, you know, in a moment of despair calling 911? what would be the public interest in that? >> there is none.
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that's a fishing expedition. when you think about the amount of documentation that actually relates to judge kavanaugh doing his job, they have given over half a million documents to the senate. that is information that's useful to the senators to decide whether or not to confirm judge kavanaugh. he is there, independent. he has over 300 opinions that he has written as a judge on the d.c. circuit. that's relevant. the family's 11 calls, those are intrusive and irrelevant. ed: to your point, he has already turned over many documents, democrats demanding more. gayle trotter we appreciate it. we reached out to the "new york times" for a statement why they were requesting 911 records at brett kavanaugh's home. if we hear from them we will let you know. bernie vs. bezos. demand amazon ceo raise wages for his employees.
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rachel: bernie sanders taking on billionaires and calling out jeff bezos, even launching a petition to get him to pay his employees more instead of exploring space travel. is this a needed change or just another socialist stunt. here to react bree peyton. >> thank you. rachel: is it a stunt? >> i think jeff bezos should be able to do what he wants with his own money. but, actually, surprisingly, i did -- bernie sanders released a video in which he de cried the way that large companies pay they're employees less money and rely on medicare, medicaid,
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subsidized food, house, food stamps and things like that. with that i completely agree with bernie sanders which is a sentence i was going to stay never in my life. he is right that large companies do know they can afford to pay their employees less money and they can squeeze them a little bit because the middle class americans are going to subsidize the rest of their income with these other government programs. i think it's time for middle class americans to say, you know what? i'm done subsidizing other people's lives and is you is i dyeing large corporations, paying their employees less because they know there is going to be medicare and medicaid on subsidized housing to fill in that gap. >> if you don't like working at som amazon i think you could get another job. here is a statement quick from amazon spokesperson he we encourage anyone to compare our pay and benefits to other retailers. amazon is proud to have created 130,000 new jobs last year alone. these are good jobs with highly competitive pay and full benefits. what do you say to that? >> you know, i think it's
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also insulting for bernie sanders to kind of insinuate that a lot of these workers can't negotiated terms for themselves and can't seek employment elsewhere. that's something we should be encouraging people to do and take responsibility for their own lives and negotiate their own pay with their own employers. i definitely think that anyone who employs anyone or owns a company, my dad owns a small manufacturing company. whenever government says they are going to come after one company, what's to stop them from just going after amazon? what's to stop them there? what's to stop them from not going after small businesses and other companies who really can't afford to pay their employees more. rachel: with socialism it's always a slippery slope. thank you, brey for joining us. >> thank you. rachel: the president takes on nfl anthem presses. this time he is also taking on the tv networks. your emails are pouring in. facebook censorin censoring fack
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>> while democrats delay obstruct and resist. republicans actually deliver. we are creating jobs for african-americans, hispanic americans, asian-americans. young americans, and all americans. democrats run down our country. >> trump taking a stand over north korea's slow move to denuclearize tweeting, quote: i have asked secretary of state mike pompeo not to go to north korea at this time we can't send mike pompeo for a fourth time to north korea if there is going to be no progress. >> alan weisselberg the president's long-time financial chief at the trump administration has been granting immunity in the cohen probe. >> they are not investigating collusion. they are investigating trump. there is a difference. rachel: tributes pouring in
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after john mccain stops medical treatment for brain cancer. >> john has passed expectations for survival but the progress of the disease an the inexowner advance of age rendered their effort. ♪ get your game on ♪ hey now, you're a rock star. ed: we have our all-star team today. rachel: that's nice of to you say that. ed: come out to sixth avenue because can you roll a bowling ball. everyone is somewhere else. trying to get last few moments of summer before you got labor day and back to school and back to work. rachel: a lot back home because their kids started school last week. go ahead. griff: people are enjoying the weather. i wish i was driving a convertible corvette down the middle of sixth avenue right now. rachel: high school dream, right? ed: might be able to afford
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a new corvette because right now the economy is rocking and rolling. the president at this event last night in columbus, ohio. a fundraiser for republican candidates there ahead of the mid terms, of course. you have got the bull market on an unprecedented run right now. you have the fact that economic growth is at 4.1%. something democrats scoffed at when the president prime minister missed growth like that in the campaign. and let's not forget the tax cut that nancy pelosi said would just be crumbs. it's something that has not just trickled down something that has sort of moved throughout the economy and helped a whole lot of people. rachel: she said it would be armageddon as well. i think what's interesting we pulled up. we are outside right now. buff when we were in the studio we had the "new york times" in front of us. when you opened the front page, the front cover, you wouldn't know we were having this economic boom. ed: impeachment and russia and then you have to go all the way to the business section to find out we are living in unprecedented economic times. griff: even the "new york times" can't deny the green
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arrow. the green arrows were up all across wall street. i think we have even put this up. take a look at some of these numbers 133.37. s&p 17.71. nasdaq 67.52. look at them there. that means your bank account is fatter. ed: maybe your 401(k) is doing a whole lot better. the president is trying to frame these mid terms it's not about russia and collusion which he says they still haven't found anything on that. it's not about a difficult week for him politicalfully paul manafort to michael cohen. he says it's about a strong economy versus the resist movement. >> we have the strongest economy in the history of our nation. and i hear about a blue wave. i say why is there a blue wave? today there are more people working than at any time ever in the history of our country. [cheers and applause] i don't think there is going to be a blue wave. i hope there is a red wave. i avote for any democrat nip november is a vote for chuck schumer, nancy pelosi, and,
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who? the legendary maxine waters, the de facto head of the democrat party. she is the de facto head now. congratulations. maxine didn't know it i'm just telling her. democrat immigration policies are destroying innocent lives and spilling very innocent blood. any party that puts criminal aliens before american citizens should be voted out of office. the platform of the democrat party is to raise your taxes, increase your regulations. shut down american energy. release violent criminals and destroy american jobs. it really is. griff: key part listening to the president last night. economy. a little bit obvious. that is the border and what's happening there and what democrats in texas have pushing for. ed: states, if democrats take over congress, the kinds of policies they will put in are pretty radical.
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griff: in texas we have three politicians we have the senate candidates runs against ted cruz and beto o'rourke and lupe valdez has a history as a customs path. they are trying to de criminalize the act of crossing the border. ed: illegal border crossing saying that's not criminal anymore. griff: really we are at a time when people in america are worried about that border. they're worried about what's coming across. rachel: absolutely. griff: they don't want to see us open the border so much as get tough on the border. rachel: look at the polls immigration has risen not just for republicans but for democrats and independents in terms of what they care about. ththe o'rourke running against senator ted cruz in a very hot contest in texas. ed: polls suggest close closer than cruz thought it would be. rachel: he made moderate and
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appealing message on the nfl mess anthem. he got a lot of confidence from the million of viewers the video went viral from this town hall where he spoke about that. and i think now he is showing his true colors. if you say de criminalize border crossing, what you are saying is open borders. this is what the president is trying to remind people in this rally, if you vote for democrats, if you get the nancy pelosi in charge of the house, they will abolish ice. nancy pelosi, maxine waters, those are the people leading the party who also happen to be for big government. many of the socialist policies that would interfere with the economic message and success. ed: nobody is behind us on sixth avenue. a thousand cars passing. you might hear that noise. on the national security front as well. the president dealing with the resist movement. dealing with people like john brennan the former cia director under barack obama. that's normally a position that when you retire, when you step down, it's nonpartisan. you are not sitting around
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nitpicking everything that the next president from the opposite party is doing number one and number two, you certainly don't accuse that new president of treason which is what john brennan did. he tried sort of to walk it back recently but last night went on bill maher and doubled down. >> i'm worried because now we are in a crisis. there needs to be some reckoning in the republican party that we can't allow this to go on. he is dividing americans and so i'm really concerned that as he continues to play to his base, is he further dividing us. and i'm really concerned about whether this could spill over into the streets. so you need to act before there is a real disaster. rachel: so, brennan, as you said, doubling down and all of us wondering why we do that? he just had the security clearance removed. he says he wants it back. why is he doubling down? dan bongino thinks maybe brennan has something to hide. >> spill into the street? are you serious? this is a constitutional republic. okay? we do our damage in the
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voting booth. we don't spill it into the streets and start attacking our neighbors. this is not a violent country. we are talking about the same guy who was the puppet master for this entire spying scandal on the trump team. he exchanged information with foreign intelligence and then briefed capitol hill on some of that information incentivizing the fbi to go after the trump team. this guy is the worse of the worse. rachel: dan is right. is he knee deep in this russia hoax. >> dan: he is it was unprecedented for a president to yank a former cia director's clearance, which is lifetime. however, this is truly unprecedented. president trump is accused of waging a war against the intelligence community. guys like john brennan with comments like that doubling down, pushing it further, particularly with the comments of, you know, what's going to break out in the streets is doing no help to that argument. >> especially whether you have others in the intelligence community james clapper director of national intelligence, no fan of president trump. he has been a fierce critic. instead he stood up recently
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and said, you know what? i'm not a huge fan of the president but john brennan is going a little far. he should not have accused the commander-in-chief of treason. and you remember, rachel maddow pressed brennan about that a week or so ago. and he started saying well, i didn't really accuse him of treason. now is he back to saying yeah, treason. is he probably getting pressure from the left. that gets back to the idea former cia directors are supposed to be nonpartisan. they are not supposed to be listening to the extreme left or extreme right. they are certainly not expected to be or supposed to be leading the resist movement against the commander-in-chief. rachel: that's right. when people hear that, they feel like the intelligence community is waging a war against the president. we are going to turn now to some headlines for you. we begin with a fox news alert. hurricane lane weakening into a tropical storm but still drenching hawaii with torrential rains and gusty winds. overnight firefighters working tirelessly to stop three wildfires that destroyed several homes. the storm's biggest threat right now is catastrophic flooding that's expected to intensify throughout the
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weekend. tributes are pouring in after senator john mccain stops medical treatment for brain cancer. the arizona governor doug doocy saying in part john mccain is an american hero always putting country beforeself from vietnam to the halls of the u.s. senate. the spirit of service and civility has guided senator mccain's life stands as a model for all americans. troy balderson officially winning ohio's special election. balderson declared victory earlier this month but danielle o'connor did not concede because of the margin. the battle is not over yet. balderson and o'connor will face each other again in november for a full term. president trump rips the nfl's tv partners for refusing to show our national anthem. >> cbs, i just heard, they just joined the crew. and espn have decided not to
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broadcast so they don't have any controversy. can you imagine that? they're not going to broadcast the national anthem. cbs and espn. how do we like that? is that good? rachel: fox sports will only show the anthem before games on special occasions in season. now, we asked your thoughts on whether networks should air the anthem. in an email, phil writes: watched football my whole life, i'm 63 years old. i will not watch football again until they start every game with broadcasting the anthem. griff: scott tweets i only say no because i don't want to give them a stage for protests. ed: mark sends in this email have any of the nfl players done anything in support of their protest in the off season? good question. rachel: that is a good question. ed: all about publicity and no action is this about genuine protest do they follow up in their communities where their team is based or homes and families based in the off season? do they actually follow up on this or making a show of it. rachel: i'm sure some do.
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for others it's an easy gesture to get on your knees and possibly offend a lot of people. griff: you are both parents, as am i. you know that moment when your child argues with you and they are just not going to win and you are like stop, you are not going to win this fight. the president initiated this battle over the anthem. he clearly won it last year. it hurt the nfl games. now you see they are come back to it and the president is like okay, i will keep fighting. this but you're not going to win this argument and now we are going to see it as one of those -- some of those viewers were just saying they are going to tune out. that could have really by the time fall really hits here, deficit stating. ed: when you have some of the fans writing into us like that i'm not going to watch them anymore. it's going to effect us economically. you would think the commissioner step. in tried and failed a few times to just fix. this figure out what is our policy. so as a business but also as entertainment. people want to watch on sunday, and have a good time. fix this thing once and for
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all. rachel: how about just be american. something we can unite around definitely the flag and the anthem. ed: meanwhile the president's war of words with the attorney general jeff sessions keeps on escalating. how county attorney general serve justice if he doesn't have the confidence of the president? that's coming up. griff: plus, it was the play of the baseball game and it wasn't even on the field. how one dad's incredible instincts saved his kids. rachel: i love this story. look at that. that's a hero ♪ ♪ i'm in love ♪ i'm a believer ♪ i couldn't leave her if i tried ♪ all in one relief of heartburn and gas ♪ ♪ tum tum tum tums new tums chewy bites with gas relief
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control of the justice department. jeff sessions. never took control of the justice department. and it's sort of an incredible thing. ed: president trump right there clashing again with the attorney general jeff sessions over the direction of the justice department and the attorney general fired back saying the department simply will not be influenced by politics. drive griff county attorney general continue to serve justice if he doesn't have the president's cfd? joining us to discuss it right now, former deputy director of public affairs for the doj ian pryor. good morning, thank you for joining us. first i want to give you the opportunity to put out what does jeff sessions do here? he clearly responded. >> well, look, i mean, this is the latest public airing of sort of the grievances between the attorney general and the president. but this is not new. this has been going on since march of last year when the attorney general recused from the investigation pursuant to 28 cfr 45.2. since then, he has completely remade the justice department. under the obama administration, the justice
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department was focused on going after corporations, going after police departments and reducing the prison population. in this year and a half, the attorney general has completely turned the direction around so that they are focused on reducing violent crime, fighting the opioid crisis protecting people's liberties and first amendment rights. ed: those are all accomplishments, nobody can deny that ian. then have you 00 other side hang on a second how is this equal justice under the law when you and i spoke on dana perino's show about this when i pressed you about it with james comey and others this takes time to get indictments. if there were crimes, we want to underline if there were some of the fbi and doj officials. we had dan bongino on last hour. i want you to react to him. he was basically when we went back and forth it's not taking time with michael cohen, it's not taking time with paul manafort. they have had their lives turned upside down, watch. >> there are people in the justice department who at the top of that pyramid of
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wants and needs have put the targeting and prosecution of trump, his family, and the campaign at the top of that pyramid. it is time to fire rosenstein. i think sessions after the mid terms it may be time to move on as well. ed: react to that ian. >> what i can tell you is the top levels of the department of justice there are trump senate confirmed appointees throughout the united states attorneys offices the majority of u.s. attorneys offices have trump appointees that are senate-confirmed. if there is a case to be made against hillary clinton, her associates or james comey, they are going to make that case. but they are not going to be swayed by political considerations. and they are not going to talk about it. they are not going to tell the press. they are not going to tell congress. they are not even going to tell the president. this is not the james comey show. ed: i mentioned manafort and michael cohen two republican members of congress indicted. are they all just corrupt on the republican side? you are a republican. is it only republican corruption? people are waking up is there not a single democrat that's done something wrong in politics? >> absolutely not. i think they are looking
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into a variety of things, right you? sought inspector general report into the clinton investigation. and they are currently looking into what role the fisa process played in to the investigation into the president's campaign. but, look, the bottom line here is all the indictments you have seen, right? none of that has to do with the president's campaign and russia, right? so,. griff: i don't mean to cut you off. we are almost out of time. very quickly "yes" or "no," do you believe they will eventually look into hillary clinton and some of the things the president is calling for, yes or no? >> look, i don't know. that's kind of the point, right? i'm not supposed to know. the people that need to know, need to know. those are the investigators, the prosecutors, and the people at the highest level of the justice department. we will see where it goes. ed: ian pryor thanks for coming. >> in thank you. griff: group of fishermen in a boat when it went up in flames all caught on camera. ed: facebook continuing t
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todd is serving life in prison. ed? ed: all right, a prager u video explaining the importance of masculinity. don't we need to know more about that. so dangerous by facebook they censored it. >> the answer to toxic mass could you lindt isn't less masculinity it's better masculinity. it's not masculinity that's toxic. it's the lack of it. ed: are you listening, griff? griff: what's so scary about masculinity in the first place. rachel: how to be a man what a great title is it beusy. >> busy. rachel: better known as rick and bubba of the rick and bubba show. they join us to discuss how to be a man. ed: i need to know all about this. griff: full disclosure rick and bubba do not answer ed's question whether i need to be thinking about masculinity or not. i know what you are going to
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say? >> my first thought is griff has not told you he doesn't know most people say that. [laughter] rachel: you guys say that masculinity is in crisis. what do you mean by that? >> well, you just talked about it. if you watch right now in our country, there is an attack on masculinity and an attack on males themself. and certainly some of this has been brought on men by their own flaws. but the problem is this: there was a time in our country that we understood and, of course, bubba and i both have a biblical world view and i know right now you are thinking oh know it's evangelicals they are going to get us. but the bottom line is this. the bible has laid out clearly that men and women are equally but they are not the same. it same as he made them male and female. what's happened in our country there was a time that we felt like men would be the solution to the problems in the family, the problems in the church, and the problems in society. well now we have completely flipped that and no, no, no.
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men are not the solution of the problem. they are the problem. and society will be better off if we would eradicate them from our society or if we could turn them into women. and the bottom line is this. there is certainly a flawed version of masculinity and you can see that loud and clear. but there is also a flawed version of femininity. and what we need to do is to, in our opinion, is to look at how god created us to begin with and realize men and women are equal but they are not the same. ed: rick, i love you, take a breath. get bubba in here. we have a guy named bubba and he hasn't talked about masculinity yet: i'm teasing you. bubba, what is facebook so scared about when it comes to masculinity? >> i think they are under a lot of pressure now. they are worried they are going to be called mean or hate speech on there and thus they are out on this censorship campaign. and frankly censorship usually just does not work. we, as a society. we have got to censor the idiots out there, if you
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would, and there are idiots on all sides of all issues. >> right. >> and we have let too many idiots have a voice. we have empowered them by listening to them. look, i'm not for censorship but we certainly don't have to do what they are saying and, you know what? we grew up in an era where we said sticks and stone also break your bones but words will not hurt you. i agree with what rick said. we have got to get back to a basic understanding. griff: guys, are you worried when we grew up chicken and business cuts are cool. you served them to me. now kids across the country are eating kale and avocado on glutton free seven grain breads. >> i'm fighting back right now sound of that my daddy was sitting there eating avocado and kale? can you even imagine that? and certainly, what you need to think about is we're not talking about the world's version of masculinity. if you will look, the reason
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why we did the devotion on how to be a man, if you want a perfect example of how to be a man, how about when god became one? i'm going to say that's going to be flawless. and what we did is took eight characteristics that you see throughout the bible that men have to get right. we do five days on each one of them. if we all wants a perfect example, it's when god became a man. i promise you this. there is not a woman watching this, if you get a man who submits to the authority of jesus christ and says that's my example, you will have no problem with him being head of your household. i promise you. rachel: wow. i couldn't agree with you more. by the way, you do have a 40 day devotional for men. i guess it's a very manly devotional, right? >> where do people find that? >> well, you can get that at how to be a man challenge.com. rick and bubba.com. just click on the store. you can find it both those places or burgess ministries.com we have it there as well. >> you have a new crtv coming as well. racism rach outdoor expo.
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>> thank you. rachel: what do you make of of that tweet. >> that's a factual matter. as i have said from the beginning, i think all the recent developments prove what i have been saying for several months. number one, that the mueller investigation is really not what has to worry trump. the mueller investigation has constitutional defenses, obstruction of justice, russia, all of that. there are constitutional defenses of the. the real worry is the southern district of new york, which is looking into kind of technical, corporate violations. again, proving that we didn't need a special counsel. that the real issues could be investigated and are being investigated by the southern district of new york. they are the office that's giving immunity to the executives of the corporations, other people. and so i think any vulnerabilities that the campaign has will be in the southern district of new york and not in mueller's investigation. ed: on that point, professor, first of all, what do you think is the president's best defense in
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dealing with that and, secondly, how fair is that when if all of a sudden you want to put down the full weight of any u.s. attorney in that country on any company in america, and they are going to go through every single thing have you done, they are going to find stuff. >> well, a friend of mine wrote a book called three felonies a day growing out of the southern district of new york's investigation. you know, can you find three felonies against any major corporation. look, the basic is to cut through the nonsense and say the president and the candidate had a complete right to pay whatever payments toward the campaign they wanted. trump could have said i'm putting a billion dollars of my own money in the campaign and spending 100 million of it to pay off anybody accused me of anything. that's perfectly lawful. they are trying to parse that all right that may be lawful now we have to figure out how the money was paid, were the invoices correct? did it come indirectly from the company or from the fund or can d. it come from the
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president? if, in the end, if in the end mr. trump, who was then the candidate or president trump, afterward, paid the money from his own pocket, late, or indirectly or directly, that's a complete defense under the campaign finance law. now, the campaign may have a problem because the campaign was obligated to report expenditures and if they didn't do that, then they may have a problem like the obama administration had a problem. they had to pay 300 and something thousand dollars as a fine. griff: professor, i want to press you because the other side of this coming from president obama's former slither had a piece in the "new york times" yesterday saying that it was a conspiracy that president trump as michael cohen pleaded to the federal authorities, that they conspired to not report that, is that a challenge? is there a possibility that the president does get charged on a conspiracy to not report?
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>> i don't think so. but it would be a very -- auto conspiracy to commit a non-reporting offense, by the way, it made no difference because the reporting would have taken place, if it had happened after the election. remember, the payments were paid just before the election. and the reporting periods would have gone beyond the election. so, again here, no harm, no foul. look, there should have been reports i and the campaign should have reported it the idea of creating a conspiracy involving the candidate, why doesn't all campaigns then charge conspiracies because candidates run the campaigns and if the candidates had any involvement in the campaign's trailer failure, that would be a conspiracy. this is another effort at the create a crime in order to target somebody who is unpopular. that's the problem. when you get an effort to target somebody, instead of just looking for the facts and let them unfold. so i don't think see much
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here. ed: this is happening in realtime. while we are talking here, the president is tweeting and let's get some reaction. he says jeff sessions said he would not allow politics to influence him. only because he doesn't understand what is happening underneath his commands position. highly conflicted bob mueller and his gang of 17 angry dems are having a field day as real corruption goes untouched, no collusion. so, two-fold here, professor. to the president's point. this started out as russian collusion. we are going to investigate that they don't find that and now we are talking "national enquirer" and michael cohen taxi medallions. on the other hand we had a former justice department official defending jeff sessions and he was saying well, this takes time to figure out what james comey did and bruce ohr did. i'm wondering it, doesn't i can seem to take any time to turn michael cohen's life upside down. one side of this story they are moving with lightning speed. on the democratic corruption side, nothing to see here. >> well, they are moving very quickly. they moved quickly against manafort.
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they moved quickly against cohen because as judge ellis said they are trying hard to squeeze them, to get them not only to sing but possibly to compose look this is very reminiscent of the clinton impeachment. it started as white water. it moved toward sex in the oval office. efforts to try to find whatever they could against him by ken starr. that's why i have been skeptical and critical of special counsel prosecutors they want too much to target somebody and they are willing to engage in questionable conduct in order to target the right person. and that's why, you know, the president had a point when he said we should make it illegal to flip witnesses. i wish this president hadn't said it because it's self-serving. i have been saying that for 50 years. civil libertarians have always been concerned about flipped witnesses. ed: i don't remember them. >> on their side.
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ed: by the way i don't remember obama or trump justice department squeezing cheryl mills or anybody in hillary clinton's orbit. we have to do that in another segment. we are out of time. >> special counsel and special prosecutors do the squeezing. ed: they have the time and money to do it. rachel: americans have innate sense of fairness. that's where it will play out. thank you, professor. ed: big story on hawaii hurricane ellayna weakening into a tropical storm thankfully. still drenching hawaii with torrential rain and dangerous with gusty winds. griff: catastrophic flooding expected to intensify throughout the weekend. rachel: rick reichmuth joins us with the latest from hawaii -- ed: from new york. rick: it was a quick trip. i didn't get that assignment. unfortunately. incredible rain, east side of the big island gets a lot of rain. 150 of rain. it's the east side getting all that rain. the storm kind of got sheared apart yesterday with all the moisture went back across the island.
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you see that last few frames there a big blob popping up. that's where the center of the storm is that's going to pull off towards the west. we have another day of the rain, unfortunately some spots in the big island might see up to another 10 inches of rain. highest rainfall total i have seen so far is just under 45 inches. you get an idea. it's extreme. here did you go, across the northeast, mid-atlantic, a beautiful day. this is a spectacular summer day. enjoy it the heat returns by monday. we will have another heat wave across much of the mid-atlantic and northeast. down to the southeast, a beautiful day as well, except for parts of florida. especially the west coast. you will see some showers and thunderstorms later on in the afternoon. towards the northern plains we have big storms this morning, cutting across parts of illinois and in to indiana later on. some of that could be severe. so just watch for that and finally out across the west. a little bit monsoonal moisture across parts of arizona. aside from that, things looking pretty good. all right, guys, back to you inside. ed: far left wants socialists to become teachers. some of them are were.
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more than just cash. he also wanted donuts? employees at the krispy kreme near the university of florida say he demanded tens, 20's and quote, unquote some donuts. the suspect later admitted to police he was trying to get a doughnut from their quote, unquote secret menu. rachel? rachel: thank you, ed. you have heard a lot about the democratic socialist in politics lately. now there is a push for them to infiltrate schools. the young democratic socialists of america issuing 11 page pamphlet urging to take jobs as teachers, says in part socialists should take jobs as teachers for political, economic, and social potential for the social potential that the industry holds as we socialists need to build a militant minority of class conscious teachers move our unions in a more militant and democratic direction. joining us with his reaction is the host of the michael mills show michael mills. so i thought school was supposed to be about the kids. >> well, you would think that school is supposed to be about the kids.
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but, if these socialists think that they are going to indoctrinate students and infiltrate the schools, they are about 50 years late to the party. this has been going on for a very long time. the "new york times" is writing about this, about the mainstreaming of marxism and schools in the 1980s, and we are seeing the effects of that now. you have a whole generation of ignorant socialist students, according to a number of surveys. 40% of american millennials have never heard of salad mere lennon. 42%. another two thirds haven't heard of auschwitz. this is curious that the blood soaked history of socialism is totally unknown among these american millennials. this might explain why the majority of them identify as socialists and why the majority of them oppose capitalism. they view capitalism unfavorably. the reason i think that the socialists are pick on students here, why they are going after students is that they can't win a fair fight. they can't pick on people their own size.
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they can't win in the battle of ideas with educated adults. so they have got to go in there to students and cut off any thought of freedom with socialist ideology. they have got to indoctrinate ideology rather than to educate in history. if they teach history, they are going to lose. rachel: such a great point. i'm a parent. some kids don't know the bloody history of socialism and communism. really sad. what can parents do? what do you suggest parents do to counter. this as you said this is not new. this pamphlet is knew. new. we knew this has been happening for a while in our schools. >> socialists don't know much about history. surprising they don't know about their own history in education. all of this is a call for school choice. the democratic socialists are america are going after education because it's a relatively well-paid monopoly with virtual job security. so they think that they can get in there. the way to fight this is school choice. the young socialists might not know. this millennials might not know this but freedom works. when you break up monopolies like, this you will be able
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to implicate a sense of freedom. ronald reagan said freedom is only one generation away from extinction. we are on the verge of that right now. we have got to be very careful because intentionally miseducating students is child abuse. we have got to call it out for what it is. >> thank you so much, michael for joining us. you bring up a great point parental choice and education is the answer. might explain why some on the left have been opposed to it we have reached out to the democratic socialists to america for a comment but we have not heard yet back from them. thank you, michael. still ahead, west virginia's governor reveals his son had a major health scare. >> a blood clot would have gone to his lungs, and i would really appreciate your prayers. rachel: the next day he got a call from the president. the governor is here to tell us about it live in the next hour. and we're firing up the grill out on fox square this morning. we are going to show you how to cook the perfect steak. every home cook should know
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♪ ed: pete is not here today so we deliberately tried schedule as many grilling segments as possible. summer may be winding down but we are still firing up that grill. griff: here with tips for the perfect steaks dan churchill author of the "dude food." the smell is unbelievable. what are you cooking there. >> flank steak, everyone grilling season still. football happening and perfect way to learn how to cook the perfect steak is quite simple. seasoning before it goes onto the grill. make sure your steak is at room temperature, really
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important. season with salt and then i have got a little brushes that you have been skeptical about this. rick: i don't believe this actually does anything. >> add oil to any -- kind of goes on the top and by doing that infuse more flavor. make sure you cut across the grain once have you cooked your stake. >> how do you know if you are cutting across the grain? i'm a home cook. >> so bring this here and have you all these grains go across this way. across the grain going that way. >> all you moms out there. rick: do it the wrong way it's going to be tough. >> obviously cutting across the grain you have attend der, goes down obviously the way you digest it as well. really simple to eat, tasty juicy and delicious. griff: before you were saying when you cut into that after you have cooked it and people are looking at their steaks it's perfect. that's quite a thing. have you accomplished something. >> 100 percent. you say it's like a moment. rachel: one of your tips that's really important it has to rest. >> has to rest.
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the time it takes to cook double and it leave it to rest. allows all the juices and goodness to stay inside. rick: i have heard don't flint meat i saw you flip or don't flip. >> i'm a flipper. every 15 seconds turn allows the edges to stay nice and golden edge and then the middle to stay nice grill and tender red. what you don't want to have edge of crispy goldness and middle to be charred. rick: is any of this going to be done to eat. >> i have a dinner ready for you. ed: it's tenda. ed: gregg jarrett and neil cavuto. all-star cast coming up. stick around ♪ i worked hard for that first kiss ♪ heart don't forget something like that ♪ ♪ ...
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>> well, democrats delaying obstruct and resist, republicans actually deliver. we're creating jobs for african americans, hispanic americans, asian americans, young americans and all americans. democrats run down our country. >> trump taking a stand over north korea's slow move to denuclearize tweeting i have asked isn't of state mike pompeo not to go to north korea. at this time we can't send mike pompeo for a fourth time to north korea as there's going to be no progress. ed: the obama cia director john brennan is going a little bit far in saying he committed treason. >> i'm worried because now we're in a crisis. ed: the president would again going after the national anthem issue, now he's also going after the tv networks who have said they're not going to show the anthem. president trump: how do we like that? is that good? enjoy your television. griff: standards in the white house press go getting the lip
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reading treatment. >> okay idiots are you ready? i just can't stand the faces of you people. >> ♪ and the trumpets they go >> griff was texting me falling off the couch playing the trumpet. he loves this song. ed: i was on vacation and i saw a video of it, it looked like you were having a blast. rachel: i love we've been playing all these clips are sarah sanders with the lip reading. ed: rachel campos duffy back here again. rachel: thank you ed. ed i can't wait until pete comes back next weekend because a man on the street this just happened and in this box is a gift for pete, i'm not going to show you. it is so funny it has to do with me beating pete almost every weekend in a competition. i've got a little something for you wait until you come back next weekend, watch it. rachel: we're talking today a
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lot about what donald trump has been trying to bring attention to which is the economy. he says we are the party of american warriors for the party of american workers. ed: it's interesting because he's trying to reframe these mid-term elections. democrats are essentially fram ing it around impeachment talk, because it might blow up in their face, it might motivate the republican base, griff but they can't to talk about robert mueller, they want to talk about make, the president wants to talk about cracking down on illegal immigration and he wants to talk about an economy that even the new york times is admitting in a story. griff: we're 73 days from the mid-terms. the numbers show that democrats are possibly retaking the house and the president is basically saying look, you've got a choice and here are your choices. here is a little bit of what he said in columbus, ohio last night. president trump: while democrats delay, obstruct and resist, republicans actually deliver. we're creating jobs for african
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americans. >> [applause] president trump: hispanic americans. asian americans, young americans , and all americans. democrats run down our country. we're going to win again in 202. the republican party is the party of the american worker, the american family, the american dream and do you know what else? the party of the american warrior. you're warriors. you see this slob sitting there and he's supposed to be elite. we beat him at every category so let's let them be elite and we're super-elite, right? rachel: well ed you talked about the new york times even them admitting about how great our economy is but i was at the front cover of the new york times and i saw nothing about the economy. it's way in the back on the front page you'll hear about impeachment, you'll hear about russia and i think that's the frustration the president has because he knows darn well and i think most americans do that if obama or any other democrat had
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had this kind of a raging great economy, that would be the headline. ed: don't miss something else that is just in the last week or two you had a potential democratic challenger to the president in 2020 saying america s never been that great. rachel: right now. ed: and last night, he was talking about american greatness , being optimistic, saying look, we've got this. we've got the american worker who was rebuilding this economy, brick by brick. griff: and there's an old saying in politics which is if you grab them by their pocketbooks their hearts and minds will follow and we'll see if that plays out. ed: so the president is talking about american greatness last night this morning he's talking yes again about jeff sessions. he's fed up with the fact there seems to be two standards of justice at his own justice department and talks about justice department this morning tweeting "jeff sessions said he would not allow politics to influence him only because he doesn't understand what is
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happening underneath his command position. i'll it conflicted robert mueller and his gang of 17 angry dems are having a field day as real corruption goes untouched. no collusion." the president is fed up, rachel, that he sees michael cohen, he sees paul manafort, everybody on his side of the ledger get with very quick speed being under the microscope facing charges, plea deals, now the cfo over at the trump organization has been granted immunity and on the democratic side whether it's hillary clinton, james comey, there's no action. rachel: that's right he's upset but he's really channeling a lot of americans especially the americans who took a chance on him in the last election, republicans, independents, many working class who voted for him and americans have a sense of fairness and they're saying this doesn't make sense. hillary clinton was working for the government when she destroyed subpoenaed classified e-mails and here they're going
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after donald trump for things he did as a private citizen and by the way things that alan dershowitz, a law professor at harvard says are perfectly legal here is alan dershowitz talking about that. >> this is another effort to create a crime in order to target somebody who is unpopular that's the problem. when you get an effort to target somebody instead of just looking for the facts to let them unfold so i don't think we see much here. griff: talking about creating this, the president's frustration with attorney general sessions may be important and alan dershowitz also told us that if you look at history, clinton's impeachment began with an investigation of whitewater and ended up being a sexual thing in the white house, and so look at what we're seeing play out now. i think you're going to see a lot more frustration coming out of the president. ed: real quick to be fair to
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attorney general sessions we've had one of his former advisors on the show earlier and he was saying look there's a dispute here no doubt with the president on a very important topic that we're discussing now but on cracking down on illegal immigration and a whole bunch of other issues, jeff sessions has been carrying that out. i want to get that in there. i know he's under fire but we should be fair to him as well. rachel: the bottom line is as we look at the developments that we've seen this week, and there's a lot of them, cohen, manafort the week before, now david pecker getting his name getting it from the national inquirer, no russian names. i thought this whole investigation was about getting russians and a president who colluded with them. ed: you're playing logic which is it started about russian collusion. rachel: the american people aren't stupid, ed. if you read the papers and listen to the media outside of our channel you might actually think the president is not going to come out of this or that there's going to be a blue wave in reaction. i'm not so convinced.
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ed: the president was talking about american greatness last night in ohio as i mentioned to griff was also talking about the national anthem which leads into the agenda he wants to push and how he wants to frame these mid-terms. griff: absolutely we're in the preseason i've got fantasy football draft tonight and people are excited and the networks saying they're just not going to show the national anthem. that's how they solve this. the president started by the way , it's worth pointing out he started by saying this is an issue last year. we know how that played out here is a little bit of what he said last night. take a listen. president trump: we're standing proudly for our great beautiful wonderful national anthem which cbs, i just heard they just joined the crew and espn have decided not to broadcast so they don't have any controversy. can you imagine? cbs and espn. how do we like that, is that good? enjoy your television. ed: so we want to be transparent
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about fox sports which obviously covers the nfl, they're saying they will show the anthem some types, veterans day for example, when there's a specific reason they believe to do it, but other times throughout the year they're not going to show the anthem. rachel: that's the compromise that the networks came up with. i say we not compromise on america but we want to hear what you think. we just got a tweet from william who said i quit watching the games because of disrespect of our flag. god bless, if it is not going to stop it will be the end of the nfl in a couple of years. griff: and janet on facebook saying i'm with the president on this. our flag and national anthem and what they stand for are a lot more important than football or any other so-called sport. men and women fighting and dying for our freedom is no sport. ed: and nancy on facebook says i will always stand for the flag and anthem as a veteran, i understand the meaning of each. i will always support this
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president by the way nancy, we thank you for your service to our nation. rachel: i think the president has it on the average american person on this one. griff: and look i pointed this out earlier and i'll keep pointing it out and that is the nfl took a real hit in the ratings about 10% they lost and now you're going into this and people are already making up their mind they had all year to decide how they feel and obviously you rachel putting it out there you want to see it we'll see how things go. ed: griff keeps talking about this fantasy football he has this weekend are you having the anthem played at the beginning of this draft yes or no? griff: we'll stand and show it. rachel: he's not even wearing the american flag. ed: step up your game, griff. griff: i'm going to tease it. ed: later in this hour we may lift up griff's fashion game. let's just put it that way. rachel: first we'll turn to your headlines. we begin with a fox news alert. hurricane lane weakening into a tropical storm but still drenching hawaii with terential
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rains and gusty winds overnight firefighters working tirelessly to stop three wildfires that destroyed several fires and the storm's biggest threat is catastrophic flooding that's expected to intensify throughout the weekend. tributes are pouring in after senator john mccain stopped medical treatment for brain cancer. chief of naval operations john richardson tweeting senator mccain embodies honor, courage and commitment and he's an inspiration to all and those of us on the naval service. on be half of the united states navy and we'll senator mccain in our thoughts and prayers. two people are dead and three others injured after two high school football games end with gun shots. the gunman remains at large in jacksonville, florida where one victim was killed and two others were injured as fans were leaving the game. a 16 year old boy was killed and 18-year-old critically injured in fairfield, california. two suspects are in custody. that's terrible.
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legendary tv host robin leach has died . the icon is best known as the voice behind the 80 's show lifestyles of the rich and famous. >> he only called one of those possessions homes. his $70 million plus yacht, it's the ultimate status symbol. rachel: a beloved guest on fox & friends appeared on the show several times over the years. >> if we work hard and we strive hard and we are diligent with dedicated with our work and our approach to life, we build our own rewards. rachel: that's the american dream and leach died at his las vegas home after recently suffer ing a stroke. he was 76 years old. ed: wow. rachel: and those are your headlines. griff: west virginia's governor reveals his son had a major health scare. >> a blood clot would have gone to his lungs and i would really appreciate your prayers.
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griff: later in the week he got a call from president trump. governor jim justice is here to tell us about it that's live coming up next. ed: plus a latte costs $9. that's a latte money, but what's the price for beating the dodgers in the world series? astros pitcher just found out and it is a lot of money. rachel: wow. >> ♪ money money money . or joints. but do you take something for your brain. with an ingredient originally discovered in jellyfish, prevagen has been shown in clinical trials to improve short-term memory. prevagen. healthier brain. better life.
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griff: welcome back west virginia's governor has a 37 year old son and suddenly he suffered from a blood clot just days after governor jim justice mentioned it at a campaign rally he got a special call from president trump. ed: joining us live to tell us about that is the governor jim justice of west virginia. you'll remember that he switched parties from democrat to republican early in the trump era good morning, governor. >> good morning, how are you
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guys today? ed: we're doing fantastic and we hope your son is doing well. give us an update about how this played out and why you want people to know the president reached out to show he cares about your family? >> well i know the president really well and my son is doing great, he's back to work. he was back to work on thursday, all is good there but the thing that a lot of people don't know, like i said i know the president really well. i mean, just imagine this. the night he was here in west virginia he's been here many times and we're trying to get him to become a resident of weapons but a full time resident but nevertheless when i walked out on the stage, and walked up to him i'd already told him what was going on. he had a tough day, with the cohen and manafort and the terrible tragedy with the beautiful girl in iowa and all that but here he is and i walk out on the stage and walk up to him and he puts his arms around me and wispers in my ear and he
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says as soon as this is over, you get the hell out of here and get back to your son. that's the side of donald trump that people don't know, and then yesterday, i'm just driving down the road or maybe the day before yesterday i can't recall, but i'm driving down the road and the on star rings in my vehicle. now how he gets the on star number i don't know, but it's almost like god speaking to me, but he calls and he says big jim , you're the greatest and then he said i'm not calling for any reason except how's jay doing? ed: wow. >> and you know here is the guy that's the leader of the free world, he's got so much on his mind it's unbelievable. it's incredible he would just take the time to call but that's the donald trump that people don't know. he is a guy that cares and loves
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our nation and our people and everybody should know this. griff: governor what was jay's reaction to the president's compassion? >> well he loved it, but jay knows him. that's the thing. we know him. we know how he cares for the people of west virginia. we know how he cares for the people of this country. that's the very thing. everybody sees this guy that is surrounded by a lot of stuff all the time and lots and lots of accomplishments whether you think about the stock market of 26,000, the military what he's done there, the cuts, on and on and on it's amazing what he's done. ed: governor i appreciate it wanting to come on and talk about the other size the compassionate side but he's in a pickle we can't sweep that under the rug. you've got the special counsel investigation that he's upset about and then you mentioned a minute ago, cohen, manafort is back with the special counsel investigation but the michael
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cohen situation, his cfo has been granted immunity, the national inquirer is involved what's your advice about the fact he really seems to be under fire? >> well i would say it would be more advice to the american people. if the national inquirer is involved for god sakes, we need to dial into what this man is doing for this country and where this country was going under obama versus what this man is doing today. now, in all honesty he'll survive this because he's a fighter and he's a super star, but at the end of the day, that's what we need to do as the people is we need to be more focused on what the story really is than the sideline atmosphere. ed: >> governor: for we're glad your son is doing better and we appreciate you just gave that great add to on star we're happy that the president has your on star number. griff: thank you, governor. >> thank you guys so much. ed: still ahead did james comey lie to congress about the fbi probe?
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a new report just out and the president is weighing in. griff: did you hear about this? a mother let her eight year old daughter walk their dog around the block and the neighbors called the cops. is that fun or over the line? our panel of moms are weighing in that's coming up next. >> ♪ ♪ are the most at risk for severe illness. help prevent this! talk to your doctor or pharmacist today about getting vaccinated against whooping cough.
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was suffering from an opioid a dick. for instance died of a fentanyl overdose you'll remember in 2016 rachel? rachel: thank you, ed and an illinois mother let her eight year old daughter walk their dog alone and the neighbors called the cops and child services. authorities closed their investigation but the mother thinks the reaction went too far , so is she right? here to weigh in is our panel of moms you've seen them before, a political science professor and consultant, kimberly thornberry, a vice president at kings college and tiffany is a mother of two. so first of all, we have a statement here from the illinois child services they said we don't control the calls that come into our hot line. something made someone think there was a concern and we don't know without checking it out. fair enough on their part, but is this just a case of a nosey neighbor or was she just doing we tell people if you see something say something. we do tell people that and i
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think what's important is that the neighbor had every right to call if there was concern but i think the problem here is that the authorities once they went to the house and spoke with the mother and realized there was no child 5 or under in that house, to then pursue this for the weeks or months as the mother reports that they did, is going overboard, because parents have a right to understanding their own children, decide if at the age of 8 it is fine for your child to gain some independence by walking their little dog. that is not something crazy. it's something that every parent can decide for their own child. some children are ready to do it others aren't and the state has to pull back a bit on some of this overkill in terms of watching the way we're parenting rachel: we're seeing cases all over the country of mom goes into starbucks to pick-up her coffee or whatever and child protective services is called. why doesn't the neighbor, tiffany, just walk up to the house and knock-on the door and check in with the mom? >> you know, there definitely
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is a disconnect from when mr. rogers said "won't you be my neighbor." this is yet another case of the cell phone vigilantes that are just aggressively enacting the police to shame and humiliate their neighbors. exactly. there's a lack of civility where neighbors can't just walk up. she could have easily gone to the mom and said oh, my gosh she just looks so young and alone and the mom right there would have been able to explain. oh, she's 8, i can see her from my vantage point, but there's a lack of civility and we're often targeting children about the disconnect of being detached and into their devices, but really these adults are setting a very bad precedent and example where we need to often correct them on some of their lack of civility. rachel: kimberly what do you say what is the effect on kids with all of this hyper supervision going on out there? >> well i work at a college and college used to be a finishing
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school and now it's a half way house because more and more students are coming in without these independent skills that they need. we're all-important parents here and we all want watts best for our children and i'm arguing parents are able to give the children the right to take some risk, to take independence and we're not saying just go out and do it. we teach before a test. rachel: right. >> so look both ways, don't talk to strangers, come back before dusk. you can give your child some rules. rachel: right she's right. how do we prepare our kids for the real world for college if we don't give them that kind of space. >> very much like kimberly, we are starting our semester next week and this whole notion of helicopter parenting has gotten overboard, where you see kids come and we hear horror stories of freshman who have never been on their own, move into a dorm setting, and are unable to control themselves with the amount of freedom they have, because they've never experienced it. that's not what any parent wants
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that's not what we want. kids have to be taught and again , parents know their children. they should have a right to decide at what point their children are able to have some independence, let them test that out. rachel: i'm going to weigh in for just a second here. i'm a mother of eight and i have to tell you it's not just the impact of the kids. i think of the impact on the mom that's a lot of pressure i'd feel like a prison if we had to have our eyes on our kids at every single second so it's good for the kids and moms and we just need a little more common sense, right? >> definitely. and gone are the wonder years where we all had childhoods where we had wonderful, unsupervised outdoor play and we know that, you know, we're only able to leash out just a little bit especially if we live in these big cities but definitely. as a woman of faith, we need to love our neighbors, not be informants to the police all the time. rachel: [laughter] it's a great point you all are obviously moms with a lot of
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experience we really appreciate you coming in and sharing that we all need a little break so thank you so much. >> thank you so much, rachel. rachel: have a great day. all right, car trouble for one driver turns out to be a whole lot more than just the engine. plus, did james comey lie to congress about the fbi's investigation into hillary clinton's e-mail? well the new report is just out, and president trump weighing in on that this morning. plus, greg jarod is here to react, live, next. >> ♪ the heat is on fact is, every insurance company hopes you drive safely. but allstate actually helps you drive safely... with drivewise. it lets you know when you go too fast... ...and brake too hard. with feedback to help you drive safer. giving you the power to actually lower your cost. unfortunately, it can't do anything about that.
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griff: it is your shot of the morning sarah sanders in the white house going head-to-head this time getting the bad lip reading treatment. >> okay, idiots are you ready? i just can't stand the faces of you people. those dead questioning eyes, don't matter. >> what happens when a scratch horse radish all over my face? >> you really thought you'd take a question? >> the way you talk to me, i mean, do you need to talk so evil? >> do you need to look like a stuffed baked potato in that walmart shirt? ed: john carl looks like he's sad like he wants to cry but he's a great guy. rachel: they match the voices to the body really well.
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ed: it surprises you, it's pretty funny. >> no, it is funny i just worry what they will do to you three. ed: turn it around then. by the way, the author of the best selling the russia hoax, if you haven't gotten it already i think like millions of people have already gotten it and he gave me grief for not mentioning it enough last week we put it on the wall i'll put it on my forehead because you are the man with the best selling book number one and in all seriousness it's a wonderful book and there is a whole lot of information though a lot of people are not covering. >> there's a huge appetite across america for information other than a few sound bites here and there. rachel: right. >> you can't get the truth from the new york times if you want it you'll get it from my book backed up with more than 700- footnotes so it's well sourced. rachel: and the story keeps moving you're almost going to have to write book two because it keeps developing and we keep learning more and more and the layers are appealing slowly, not as quickly as some people would like. >> that's right and you know,
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the latest information is about james comey and whether in addition to stealing documents and leaking documents, whether he told the truth to congress about the weiner laptop e-mail. ed: because in fact there's a new report about maybe e-mails they did not examine and he said this to congress under oath and we'll talk about it. >> they worked night after night after night and they found thousands of new e-mails, they found classified information on anthony weiner, somehow her e-mails are being forwarded to anthony weiner including classified information and then called me the saturday night before the election and said thanks to the wizardry of our technology we've only had to personally read 6,000. ed: turns out there may have been another 3,000 that needed to be looked at and the president just tweeted we want you to react greg. big story out that the fbi ignored tens of thousands actually of crooked hillary e-mails, many of which are really bad also gave false election info. i feel sure we will soon be
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getting to the bottom of all of this corruption at some point, i may have to get involved interesting, he tweets that every week or so. i may have to get more involved. he attacks jeff sessions, is there something else going on here? >> well he wants jeff sessions to do it but you played some of what comey said initially he said the fbi and this is a quote , reviewed all of the communications. they did not. there were 700,000 e-mails on the system. they only looked at 3,077 so that's less than 1%. rachel: wow. >> so that is alleged lie by comey number one and number two would be when he later said well , thanks to the wizardry of technology we were able to determine that the vast majority of those documents were duplicates. ed: on the weiner laptop. we didn't need to go through all of them. >> right that's mathematically impossible they found roughly 700,000 documents and she had
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63,000, remember? she turned over 30,000, deleted 33 that's 63 subtract from 700,000 and roughly 600,000 were never looked at by the fbi. that's alleged lie number two by comey. griff: just to be fair, fox news and i'm a reporter and we've got to put it out there, fox news is not independently confirmed this report but should it turn out to be the case, as is reported, is this how significant is this a problem for comey? >> well he's got a lot of problems. he stole government documents and leaked them for the sole purpose of triggering his good friend and long time partner and allie as special counsel, robert mueller and it also appears that there is substantial evidence that for political reasons, he cleared hillary clinton in the face of compelling and overwhelming evidence that she committed crimes and his third problem is that he signed off on
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a fisa warrant using an un verified document in direct violation of fbi rules and regulations. that's a fraud on the court, deceiving judges and concealing evidence. ed: let me stop you right there so when critics say oh, these are conspiracy theories and let's stop you right there. the fisa warrants. he had people like james comey and rod rosenstein signing documents to the fisa judge, attesting to things about how they've confirmed certain things to get a warrant of carter page and yet they were using fake info from the dossier. how is that not misleading the judge? how is that not a crime? like that's a specific one, how has there not been charges in that? >> there should be and there should be a grand jury investigation and this is the president's frustration with jeff sessions and his inactions. not only should he have reopened the hillary clinton case and investigated her destruction of documents under subpoena but
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fisa abuse, by all of these individuals, who did not tell the judges where this information came from, paid for by the hillary clinton campaign and democrats. again, that's concealing evidence of fraud on the court, technically the felony is abuse of power and another one would be conspiracy to defraud the government. rachel: well this is the question i'm sure you've thought about i know our viewers are asking us. why isn't jeff sessions doing that? why isn't he at least just to give the appearance that he's being even handed here, going after these things? i mean, does the deep state have something on him? what does he got? >> well either he's being unduly influenced or duped by those within the department of justice including rod rosenstein , or he's in way over his head and i hate to say it but incompetent. griff: so the president tweeting about that this morning and says he tweeted jeff sessions said he wouldn't allow politics to
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influence him only because he doesn't understand what is happening underneath his command position, highly conflicted robert mueller and his gang of 17 angry dems are having a field day as real corruption goes untouched. no collusion. >> the president was disgusted and angry that jeff sessions recused himself without telling him in advance. he put it into motion, in the first few hours after he was sworn in, and when he announced his recusal, he cited the wrong federal regulation. he misinterpreted the regulation upon which he recused himself, but for his recusal there would have been no special counsel, and so trump is correct when he stated publicly, appointing jeff sessions was his biggest mistake it indeed was. griff: so does he go? >> sessions is finished. he just doesn't know it yet. rachel: [laughter] >> my guess is that he l be forced to resign, probably after
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the mid-term elections. he technically submitted a letter of resignation about a year ago. there's no limit on the timing of that. it doesn't expire. ed: the president could take it out and say all right >> i'm accepting it now and that's exactly what the president should do. ed: a man whose never had russian dressing on his salad but yet the russia hoax. pick it up where books are sold everywhere. rachel: thank you for getting up this early. turning now to your headlines. three weeks after chicago's most violent weekend of the year only one person has been charged. rich franklin is acused of opening fire near an intersection. the 27 year old faces weapons chans and franklin is the only alleged shooter in connection to the carnage earlier this month when 75 people were shot, 12 of those victims died. and a terrifying discovery for a man just trying to fix his car. the wisconsin driver finding a four foot python wrapped around the engine. police calling in a snake expert
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to rescue the reptile which turned out to be someone's pet. officers slapping the owner with a $300 fine for illegally having a python. and parentally ed henry is an undercover fashionista. he liked my shoes, i love it. let's take a listen to his style advice for griff earlier in the show. ed: i want you to wear that. >> ed has given perhaps the greatest advice to me and that is a need a gold pocket square. ed: that gold tie stands out you pop it with that on the side. during the last break i raced across the street sixth avenue to brooks brothers, here you go buddy. griff: look at that. ed: in all honesty the producers did it. rachel: i don't think our earlier guests who talked about manliness approve of any of this stuff but it's beautiful. ed: you're striking me in the heart here. griff: this is stepping up my game. let me quickly get that going. rachel: do you think bubba would
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have one of these pocket squares ed: i should show you to you to fluffy. bubba and rick on earlier would be outraged. griff: you pick it up and pop it like that and put it in your pocket. rachel: the clothing equivalent of the avocado. ed: that's probably true. i think it looks manly and great you already looked good you look even better. griff: e-mail us at friends@fox news.com and let me know if i look much more handsome and masculine. president trump touting the economy as wall street hits record highs, neil cavuto is here to weigh in next you don't want to miss it. it looks like emily cooking dinner for ten. ♪ the beat goes on. it looks like jonathan on a date with his wife. ♪ la-di-la-di. entresto is a heart failure medicine that helps your heart... so you can keep on doing what you love. in the largest heart failure study ever, entresto was proven superior
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economy. griff: president trump in ohio with america's surging economy with a record setting week on wall street and the longest running bull market in history. rachel: here to weigh in is neil cavuto live which airs right after this show, neil welcome. neil: thank you, rachel. rachel: i have a quick question for you why isn't this economic news on the front page of the new york times today? neil: i don't know. i don't work at the new york times. rachel: [laughter] neil: its been an ongoing story so maybe it's sort of like when it reverses it gets the attention but you're quite right much of the media maybe gets board with a bull market that goes on every day and gets longer and longer at a record bull market but the fact of the matter is it is remarkable we're looking at something the likes of which we have never seen and there are a lot of folks who say as long as incredible and advanced as this has been, you know, this could continue a while because unlike the 90s bull market this one isn't as rich. in other words it still has legs in it, so it is something that could be sustained a while. ed: and neil you know the
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markets as well or better than anyone and for many years we've heard markets hate uncertainty and yet there's a lot of uncertainty in washington whether it's about tariffs, trade deals, or it's about potential impeachment and yet the markets as the times says today is shrugging that off. neil: sometimes we give great credit to the market i follow them i'm a nerd, i've done so for decades they could be wrong, they miss signals in 1987 and certainly in 1929 and all that, but they do have more uncertainty. there's certainty this is not a worry though. they think that right now this will continue that whatever is going on with these investigations, whatever is going on on the trade front is just sort of a side show compar ed to the underpinnings of this. a strong economy, great earnings , and they see that continuing. griff: neil i've got to know two questions for you. one, what's coming up on your show because it's most watched tv and then secondly what do you think of my pocket square, where is yours, and ed has given me
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good fashion advice here. neil: i'm going to take the pocket square thing first because i'm horrible at those. i begin looking line both of the clowns because the thing starts fluffing out of the pocket so i just decide not to do them. now, to the less important question, the future of america who we have on our show. >> [laughter] neil: we are employee moring this and this weirdness that's going on with all of these things that would normally disrupted stocks in the past, in fact to ed henry's point none of that right now. we'll explore what that's about and also get a sense of where this investigation is going with the former white water prosecutor and knows what it's like to be dragged through the mud. ed: less than 10 minutes away neil cavuto, stay right here and watch that, neil we appreciate it. rachel: still ahead we're firing up the grill out on the fox square this morning. we cook up some steaks with a mediterranean twist. >> ♪ a pair of jeans that fit just right and the radio up ♪
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eric: we are still enjoying this end of summer weather and a lot of food too. rachel: so earlier in the show we got some very good tips from you dan on how to make the perfect steak. >> it's all about learning how to cook this time of the year and so today we're also going to be using that steak to make a mediterranean and this is actually inspired with a study done by a university that talks about a relationship by having beef in the mediterranean diet and how it can be beneficial to your heart health in particular lowering your blood pressure so we made a tasty dish that's good
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for you. griff: good news for the red meat lovers. rachel: i don't trust vegetarian s i'm with you on that >> let's put together a simple dish so we've got here where you have to do the same thing if you want to follow along so you put it down on the top and obviously a lovely delicious spread, just got some really nice mediterranean ingredients with cucumber, red onions, tomatoes. rachel: everything sounds better with your accent. ed: and healthy. rachel: this is healthy. >> on top of that you put your lovely bake and i've got a nice little sausage here too. some olive oil, lemon juice. >> [applause] griff: ed loves your stabs. rachel: it's a great idea. >> i'll give you some meat here
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rachel: let's get some meat here ed: i don't want to forget you've got a book out what's it called? >> it is here it's a big one. my thing is healthy cooking so it's like the simple things and you can find this recipe and if you want to find out more about me. rachel: by the way this is a recipe that kids would love it's got everything that any kid would want. >> perfect this time of the year obviously these kind of things are really simple to do. great to have around, a barbecue ed: dude food more fox & friends on the other side. >> ♪ ♪ ♪ ooh, heaven is a place on earth ♪
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rachel: after fox & friends.com for after the show.com and catch the answer on instagram. ed: see you tomorrow. >> [laughter] ed: we're going to celebrate tomorrow. neil: relax america, you survived it's the weekend but man oh, man what an incredible week. paul manafort is going to jail. michael cohen is going to jail. immunity deals are popping up everywhere. china trade talks are apparently going nowhere, north korea talks stopped going anywhere, jeff sessions is under fire again, and oh, yeah i forgot, stocks are breaking records, again. so quick question, if the world is falling apart, why haven't investors gotten the message? maybe because it's not about pro s but it's about profits and maybe because this probe is no longer about collusion. it's about something else good or bad we're going to ask former

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