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there was a real belief not done in the george h.w. bush way. that was the man who lived that life. >> harris: to my panel, special today, thank you very much. our coverage continues. air force one about to take the former president home to houston, texas. >> dana: america saying a final farewell to our 41st president, as we take a live look at joint base andrews. his next stop, a last journey to his final resting place in texas. hello, everyone, and this is a special edition of "the daily briefing." welcome to my special co-anchor, bill hemmer. >> bill: you just came from the service behind us. remarkable service. we'll talk a lot about that over the coming hour. what was it like for you being
so close to the bushes? >> dana: we had to arrive quite early. at first it was like a reunion type atmosphere is what i call it, the extended bush family. george herbert walker bush, he will be taking a final trip on air force one in a moment. we will get back to that. do we have time to go to mike emanuel? all right. mike emanuel, give us your take. >> reporter: dana, good afternoon to you and bill. it was a touching and extraordinary salute to the 41st president of the united states here at the majestic national cathedral. the casket of former president george herbert walker bush was escorted out a short time ago. after 2 1/2 hours of prayer, touching stories and beautiful music, five american presidents and first ladies were here, including president trump and former presidents carter, clinton, bush and obama. the former president's son, the 43rd son, spoke about lessons learned from his father.
>> he showed me what it means to be a president who served with integrity, lead with courage and act with love in his heart for the citizens of our country. when the history books are written, they will say that george h.w. bush was a great president of the united states. a diplomat of unmatched skill. a commander in chief. of formidable accomplishment. >> reporter: his friend alan simpson injected humor into the service, talked about the president's great heart. there was a powerful moment when about his final day. >> he rubbed and stroked the president's feet for perhaps half an hour. the president smiled at the comfort of his dear friend. here i witnessed a world leader who was serving a servant who
had been our world's leader and what came to mind was jesus. >> reporter: part of the very important faith component of this incredible state funeral full of emotion, touching stories and some humor. dana, back to you. >> dana: mike emanuel, thank you very much. as i say, this started off as a reunion and quickly turned somber. the music always gets us. humans love the music and the stories. it was a real treat to be there. >> bill: entirely remarkable just to be there. you can see things in person that you can't see on television. >> dana: one thing that was amazing, for all the people in there, maybe 1,000 people, you could have heard a pin drop because everyone was just so focused. let's bring in liz cheney, wyoming congress woman, who was there and is here with us now. we appreciate that so much. your thoughts on the day.
>> well, such a special service. we were able, the congressional leadership came with president bush's casket. and so the scenes of the people lining the streets was so amazing, so touching, and what a reminder of what an important and great man he was. it was so special. >> dana: we see president george w. bush there with laura bush. he gave the eulogy. it was filled with remembrances and some humor. that heart felt moment at the end when he spoke as a son and on behalf of his siblings. that was very touching. laura bush, too. dabbed her eyes throughout. i thought the reading of jenna bush, lauren bush walker were fantastic. >> bill: many felt that would be the moment that all of us take from it. and that is the eulogy that was delivered by president bush 43.
it seemed to me, dana, as if he was delivering his final line thinking, i'm almost there, i'm almost there. just for a moment right before he catches himself. as you watch him go back to the pew, he's laughing with jeb and his wife laura. trying to read his face. it was almost as if he said, i almost stuck the landing. >> dana: they have been giving him a hard time, like teasing him a little bit. >> bill: from joint base andrews, air force one will head back to houston texas in a matter of moments. let's just pause and take this moment in together.
>> dana: and there you have it on air force one, which will be called special mission -- excuse me. special air mission 41. family, the bush family and george h.w. bush his remains and his casket will return to houston. there will be one more funeral tomorrow, a memorial service for the people of houston to pay
their respects there. and then the family will bury the president next to his bride and to robin at his library, the college library at texas a&m. >> bill: one final flight back home to the warmth of houston texas. chilly day in washington, but highs tomorrow could touch about 70 degrees. liz cheney is still with us. you watch the bush family file out to board air force one. what do you think about, a remarkable moment we've had here in our nation's capital. >> absolutely. there's a story from last night. president bush 43 and the family came into the rotunda. the secret service initially had cleared the rotunda out because it would just be protocol they would do that. president bush 43 said, no, i want people there. he came in and obviously paid the respects to the casket and went around and greeted
everybody. members of the public, the family that was there with the little baby who waited five hours in line. >> dana: i'm going to add to that story. no one's heard me tell it. i found out this morning the hair and makeup team went to dinner last night near the capitol and were sitting next to this couple who had this beautiful baby there. it happened to be that baby. they were saying how they got to meet george bush and were showing the pictures. that was very interesting to add that. one of the things i talked about is how the family's had to grieve in public. i think what 43 was doing, let's share this moment. >> it was so touching. he came around and said to everyone, thank you very much for being here. >> dana: an hours long wait at the capitol? >> i think that couple was in line for five hours. you could see the lines outside the building as well. it was such a special reminder about this family. >> bill: and how he reached out
to everybody who had gathered around. >> just to say thank you to the people who were there. >> bill: you're precisely right. i thought the moment, and there were so many of them during the two-hour ceremony we watched, the moment we stuck out was when john mecheem was going through the historical resume of george herbert walker bush's life. to see the way w. 43 and jeb interacted with each other, almost as if he was talking about their dad and they were looking at each other with nodding approval, as if to say, yeah, that was dad, that's what he was like. that was quite evident as you watched the ceremony. >> dana: i think he did an absolutely beautiful job. i liked the way he framed it, talking about the near death experience during world war ii, and that george h.w. bush asked himself every day, why me? why did i get to survive? he goes through that biography. goes through the history. at the end, he said, this -- he
had a heart beat of a lion who led us and loved us, and that's why he was spared. >> it's really true. i know sitting in there, you were, dana, after each of the eulogies, i think people really wanted to clap. you never know, obviously, you're sitting in the church, it's very solemn. i think it was special after bush 43's eulogy for his dad, we did clap. >> dana: hard one to get through. i wanted to ask you what it would have been like as a young man to go to texas, to try to make his way back in that time. and put down roots in texas. to become a local. >> right. >> dana: that's where he decided to make his home. he represented that state. he has a library there. tell me about that. >> you know, i think a lot of it was so much of what we heard today. just a sense of he could talk to anybody. obviously, he came from a family
of privilege. talking about how far back the families have known each other. president bush, that's the goodness of the man. i think you leave a ceremony like this one very much thinking this is a way we should all try to live our lives. i think clearly that message came through. >> bill: the u.s. military has shown us a few things here just over the past couple days. just such precision. just running this entire operation. >> dana: also care. right? the care that they took, being gentle and really i think the entire state funeral has been planned without missing a beat. this is also true for reagan's funeral, for ford's funeral. our military deserves so much credit for the practice that they gave. i would also say the musical performances today, the choir, the soloists were something,
that's what really can pull at an american's heart at a time like this. >> bill: yes. four state funerals now. eisenhower, reagan, ford and now bush 41. if you look at some of the history for this remarkable place, we're on the western side of it at the moment, construction here started in 1907. this just blows my mind. theodore roosevelt was here when the first shovel hit the dirt. in 1990, when the final brick was laid, george herbert walker bush was here for that, in 1990. that gives you a sense of how much history he spans across our country. >> of course, the service here right after 9/11. the 9/11 service, when you saw president bush 41 reach over to touch his son, to hold his son's hand, knowing the pain the nation was going through. it's a place that i think in the
country we've been inspired so many times, when you go through these painful things. having the opportunity to pay tribute to these great men and women. >> dana: if other thing i really liked was when 43 talked about, he heard a phrase, you should try to die young as old as possible. what a remarkable thing, bill, before we sat down, that 43 an his brothers and sisters, were able to have their parents this long in life. to have both barbara bush and george bush lived long fulfilling lives. in many ways this was not just sadness today, but also a celebration of their lives. >> bill: if you look at the faces of jeb, and the other siblings you see the sadness at times and you see the joy. when we look back on a life so well lived, so complete, after 94 fantastic years. not always met with success all
the time, but always dealt with a kindness and a generosity toward the person next to you. i think as they reflect on the example their father gave, not just for them, but for everyone in which they came in contact. >> for the world. just happened as we left the ceremony today out the side door of the cathedral, prince charles walked by. so you see that having brian mulrooney there and world leaders who came out to pay tribute, really, because of president bush's personal touch and what he stood for. >> dana: i think 41 would have appreciated the humor that laced the speeches, including mr. mulrooney's when he said one thing 41 said he learned at his first nato meeting as commander in chief, the smaller the country, the longer the speech. >> bill: liz, it was great to have you with us. we appreciate it. >> dana: thank you very much. we are joined now by republican senator rob portman from ohio.
senator portman, great to have you. i don't think people realized how close a relationship you had with him really early on. you really credit him with giving you a chance. >> yeah. i wouldn't be in this crazy business of politics and public service but for him. he did give me a chan early in his white house. i worked as a lawyer for him and director of the state of affairs office. not only did he give me a chance, but he showed me how it can be done. with dignity, modesty. showed in his case, good guys can finish first. i think he was a great model for me and so many others. >> bill: he took you in in a legal sense early on, senator. how did that happen? >> well, i volunteered for him, like so many other people. i was an advanced person. i'd go out in front of him when he did trips when he was vice president. when he ran for president, i ran the campaign locally in southwest ohio. i was a lawyer doing it as a volunteer. he asked me to be one of the
associate counsels to the president when he got elected. i was not terrify qualified for the job. either one of my colleagues was either a supreme court clerk or judge him or herself. it was a distinguished crowd. then i went to ledgislative affairs. he gave a lot of people chances. he was a person who inspired young people. at that time i was young. to think about what if we'd like to have a career in public service because of the way he conducted himself. >> dana: speaking about your service there in the senate, and i know you've served in many different ways. we see the beginning of a new congress in just about 35 days or so. your thoughts on maybe carrying some of this good feeling into that new year. is there some cooperation to be had as we turn the page on this year of 2018? >> well, it's been a really interesting few days for me, dana. you and i both worked for his son as well. my hope is that the traits that
have been talked about in relation to george h.w. bush, will have an impact around here. basically what he stood for was a man of principle, man who had strong beliefs, but realized that to get something done, you've got to respect the other person and respect their point of view and that your political opponents are not enemy, but rather they're people to work with to run the country. my hope is in all of the reflections over the last few days that we remember that and that glow continues not just through the lame duck session. we've got some things we've got to keep done, but also into the next year. we're going to have divided government for the first time in a long time. he managed as president with strong democratic majorities in the house and senate, to get things done. that's a good lesson for all of us. >> bill: senator, i don't know if you can see a monitor, but just want to let our viewers know we're watching the taxiing of air force one now bound for houston texas with the bush
family and the casket and body of our 41st president. when you think about, and we've talked about this a lot, about him being a one-term president, but in reality, absent a third party candidate that took 19% of the vote, he would likely have beaten bill clinton. do you think about that? >> i do. it's certainly true in ohio. i was involved in the re-election, trying to help him. i returned home. i was a volunteer on his campaign back in ohio. when you look at the county by county analysis, there's no question that if ross perot wasn't in the race, he would have won ohio. i tend to agree with you. he likely would have been re-elected. even so, as a one-term president, his influence grew both before and after that. as vice president he took an unprecedented role that others
like al gore and dick cheney were able to take advantage of. he was hands on. ronald reagan trusted him. they worked very closely together. after his presidency, the economic success that came, you recall that fourth quarter of 1992 when he was defeated as president. 4.2% economic growth. so he started that, which ended up being a balanced budget by 1999. so i think his influence was greater than a typical one for a lot of reasons. one big one being on the foreign policy side as well, where what he did in terms of managing the end of the cold war when the wall came down, reunifying germany, showing respect was shown, not just to gorbachev but to the countries that were finding their footing as free countries, that was incredibly important. >> bill: thank you, senator. >> dana: thank you, senator portman. >> thank you.
>> dana: thank you. we are watching special air mission 41 be about ready to take off here from joint base andrews, headed back to houston. about almost a four-hour flight. tomorrow the family will participate in one more memorial service, which will include that home town community of houston. >> bill: and all the aircraft in all the world, there is not a more majestic plane. >> dana: i agree. i love it. >> bill: we are about to watch take off from andrews. air force one special air mission 41. heading back home one last home to houston. >> dana: plane is picking up speed. god speed to 41.
what a special mission for that pilot. >> bill: precious cargo. chris stirewalt joins us in washington. welcome to the broadcast, chris. what have you observed throughout the day? >> i have gotten to observe the very best of my country and the very best of our political system. we should hold it against them. because when these people put their minds to it, they are capable of enormous decency. you saw people who normally express the worst things about each other, say the most awful thingses about each other, sitting next to each other, behaving in an appropriate way.
behaving as the kind of leaders and role models that we'd like to see them be. they can do it for three hours, they can do it the rest of the time. so we ought to hold them to this standard. >> dana: yes, chris. i actually wrote down in some notes while i was there, the people of the united states choose who leads us, but it's those leaders who choose how to conduct themselves in the presidency and afterwards. >> amen. you watch the obvious tension with president trump and i want to say good for him. good for donald trump for being there, for sitting in what had to be a pretty hot seat, right? the clintons, the obamas, the bushes. his political enemies. people who he has expressed terrible things about and some who have said pretty terrible things about him. >> dana: also, i do think this had a way of -- moment for him
to also realize that he's part of this wonderful club now. he's a president of the united states. sometimes well into the future he will be a former president of the united states. it's a pretty special club. >> and good for him for being there. and good for him for doing it. he hasn't done all the stuff, right? he hasn't visited the troops in a war zone. he doesn't go to the white house correspondence dinner. there are certain parts of the job he has opted against. this was a stand and deliver moment for him. i'm sure it was not comfortable. i'm sure it was not pleasant in a lot of ways, but he stood and delivered it. he was there and filled his role as commander in chief. >> dana: i think having been in the room, he did more than just be there. i think he was probably moved as well. how could you not be? chris, if you could stick around. we're going to have more from washington in just a moment. y f, because i know so many of you have served our country honorably. one of the benefits that we as a country give you as a veteran
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rush to lift you up. and if you were soaring, he would rush to savor your success. strong and gracious, comforting and charming, loving and loyal. he was our shield in danger's hour. >> dana: words from presidential biography david meacham. the 41st president passing the white house for the last time. we're going to bring back in chris stirewalt. you caught that moment. >> bill: you were on the inside, obviously. as the two brothers made eye contact, you can see them shaking their heads. pretty much, yeah. >> dana: he would celebrate your success. chris, we wanted to play sound to you from brian mulrooney. then i want you to tell us about
their relationship and why it was so important at that time. listen here. >> he pointed to a small simple plant that had been unobtrusively installed just some days earlier. it read, cabu. george said, brian, this stands for ceiling and visibility unlimited. it meant perfect flying. that's the way i feel about our life today. cavu. everything is perfect. barb and i could not have asked for better lives. >> dana: chris, that was president bush 41's best friend on the world stage. >> a timely and important friendship. remember, american exceptionalism means that we have exceptional privileges. also means we have exceptional duties. the duty that george h.w. bush was called on to execute, ronald
reagan laid the ground work to win the cold war. win it we did. forging a new world order out of that, that would be reflective of the values that we willed into existence. the values of the american creed that we have carried for into two world wars, into a third world war, a cold one, but still a global conflict, that then george h.w. bush was going to be there and seal those values. seize that american creed on the whole world that we hold these truths to be self-evident. mulroney was his partner in doing that. the european powers felt differently about the situation. european powers, things were very fresh and close at hand. much as it had been throughout the cold war. our nato allies in europe maybe had some different feelings about this bear living to their east. maybe they didn't feel as hearty about it. mulroney and bush stuck together and helped turn the tide of
history. then, talk about sealing the deal. the gulf war. bringing together that coalition that said this is a world that reflects america's values. >> bill: i'm pulling up the sound bite from mulroney. he talked about nafta. there's president trump sitting in the first pew. he said trade agreement recently modernized and improved by recent generations created the largest and richest free trade area in the history of the world. this is a big part of george bush's legacy. this was the avenue, the vehicle, to open up free trade across north/south america, including canada. >> a good politician will never pass up a good opportunity to lobby. with all of those members of congress there, who are gonna have to sit in judgment of the rewrite of nafta, that he said, come on, guys, it's good. i like it. and to democrats, just because trump likes it, doesn't mean you
have to vote against it. >> bill: he added the word modernize. >> dana: yeah. >> yeah. >> dana: they understood that. you can't have something that goes into place and never have it improve over time or be addressed. interesting about that to your point about who was there. nancy pelosi in the audience as well. we have other news we wanted to talk to you about, chris. that was about 2020. we can't get it off of our minds. bernie sanders. what do you think about bernie sanders? let me read this. told rolling stone for the bernie camp, we have two goals. we want to show support is there. second is to begin to do the organizing that will need to happen in order for him to hit the ground running by the time he announces, if he announces. so interesting, chris, this kind of thing used to be done in private. they don't have time to do that this time. >> welsh there's that.
there's also the fact that bernie sanders was the accidental leader of the movement. a movement was there. because he was the only choice in the field for democrats other than her expectancy, hillary clinton, that it fell to bernie sanders. it became a movement. it was rudy. but these same voters will have a lot, a lot, a lot of different choices in 2020. it doesn't make bernie sanders the heir apparent. they have to recognize that. we call this the invisible primary. time in which candidates are going to secure support, talking to individuals. big part of that, barack obama. the obama primary is taking place. part of the obama operation. former massachusetts governor said he's out there. but beto o'rourke is there to meet with obama and talk about maybe running. there are pieces running among
democrats to see who can set themselves up for success. >> bill: i remember talking to mulroney several years ago. i asked him, why do you seek this public political life? you had a great life. raising your family in western canada. he was very successful in business. i said, here these american politicians, they have to move all over the country, live out of a suit case for 13, 14 months out of the year. what gives you the feeling that this is the job you want to pursue? he said because you feel as if you have the ability to change history. and that's why you do it. i believed his answer then. i believe it now. he felt it. i just wonder about the bush family, too. you think about 41 and the influence that his father had on him as a u.s. senator. and so now 41 comes along and runs for senate.
loses. runs for congress and wins. then throughout the 1970s, many of the elevations he had were appointments by presidents. u.s. envoy to china. that's a big deal, chris. u.s. ambassador to the united nations. that's a big deal. then he set his sights on the white house, unsuccessful at first. served eight years with ronald reagan. >> dana: i see where this is going. >> bill: eventually was the president himself. then you think about, what was it in him that -- how did he see how a life of service could contribute to his country or to his fellow man and woman? because essentially, if you look at the resume of george bush 41, that's what his life was. >> i believe it is the 28th chapter of luke, jesus says that to whom much is given much will be expected.
george h.w. bush used a phrase, the obligations of nobility. in our society, we don't like to talk about things like nobility and obligation. we want to say it's every man for himself out there, right, right? well, we know that's not true. we know that good people, good families, be they of puritan blue blood stock like the bushes or be them any background, but good strong families instill in their children, instill in those around them that service is part of success. that if you are advantaged. if you are lucky enough to have air in your lungs and honest work to do, then part of what you're doing is service. for the bushes, as successful, four centuries as the bush family was, that has been that obligation to serve is part of your dna. it's who you are. it is, by the way, a model for everybody. whatever success you have in
your life, wherever you are, you can act the same way. you don't have to go to andover and yale. you don't have to be a blue blood to reflect those values. to whom much is given, much is expected. >> bill: we heard that today. >> dana: you also don't have to run for office. think about somebody like barbara bush. little barbara. she runs an amazing health diplomacy effort called global health core, which is amazing. neil bush runs points of light. they give back in different ways. all right. chris stirewalt, bill hemmer and i thank you. >> thanks. >> dana: sentencing memo from michael flynn outlining his cooperation shows robert mueller's not done yet. plus, the president issues a warning to china, calling for a real deal or no deal at all. what china is saying now about the trade truce.
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>> dana: outside the national cathedral where we just had the funeral for president george h.w. bush. news continues outside of this. michael flynn's sentencing memo was given significant assistance from robert mueller is heavily redacted. what we can see, mueller, he's not finished yet. his early cooperation was
valuable because he was one of the people with long term and first hand insight regarding events by the fbo. joining us now, justin, thanks for being with us. when you go through a situation like this, does that mean that it's classified or being held back for other reasons? >> there are any number of reasons something like this might be redacted. it is in robert mueller's interest to keep private certain thins until he's able to confirm them or verify them or use them as leverage against other witnesses. i think what really stands out about this document is that there were 22 lines of blacked out material immediately after the sentence that a lot of cooperation has been given. it's not just that there were things redacted, it's how much
was redacted. it seems like flynn and manafort are in two different boats here. we see from this document that flynn has been cooperating a lot. 19 meetings with mueller's team. mueller decided not to push for any jail time whatsoever partly as a result of flynn's extensive cooperation. all partly as a result of flynn's impressive military background. contrast that with manafort. not only does it seem the mueller team has not been as pleased with the cooperation from there. they've accused manafort of violating the terms of their plea agreement. we may get more details on friday. today's document may have been meant to send a message by mueller to people like manafort, that if you cooperate, we will help you. if you don't, heaven help you. >> dana: adam schiff tweeted this. said the recommendation of no jail time for flynn apart from its obvious irony for the man
who led chants of lock her up, reported his health, most other details are redacted signals he has given far more than we or the president may know. when it comes to the judge, justin, how much leeway does he or she have when it comes to the actual sentence? >> the judge will have substantial leeway. judge is not in many cases bound by the recommendation of the u.s. government, of the mueller team, of the prosecutor. although often judges will defer to that. i think it's especially rich to hear the congressman talk about irony and the hypocrisy here. there have been fewer than ten convictions from the mueller team. there were 15 convictions in the whitewater investigation yet democratic congress men were frequently saying the whitewater investigation was a witch hunt and that it was much ado about nothing. you would think if they saw 15 convictions was much ado about nothing, they would think this is much ado about nothing. >> dana: good point. >> bill: you mentioned the
number of times flynn met with special prosecutors office. what was it, 17 or 19? >> dana: 19. >> bill: 19. if michael cohen has had 70 hours of meetings with the same office. how are we even to compare those, if at all? >> i don't know who has spent the most hours with robert mueller's team. a distinction that no witness would want to have. but it does seem like perhaps cooperation from both has been extensive. we don't know for sure, as the president has pointed out, which cooperating witnesses are telling the truth, which may not. there's always that question. it does seem like certainly there are some people who are talking and some people, roger stone comes to mind, that clearly are not. >> dana: justin walker, we haven't had you on since the kavanaugh hearings. love having you on, see you soon. >> thanks, dana. >> dana: not sure what we have. we don't have a prompter, so i'm
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>> bill: wall street closed in honor of george h.w. bush. the dow plunged 800 points yesterday. deidra bolton has more. >> that's right. that sell-off yesterday was clear and traders that i spoke with during it are trying to make decisions for when the u.s. and china trading truce is over. it's frozen for 90 days. traders don't have enough details. that's what they told me yesterday, which industries will be affected or what form. that uncertainty, that anxiety fueled yesterday's selling. we clearly saw that on the screen. so when markets reopen tomorrow, we'll watch the stock markets, the bond markets and the
commodities market. especially soy bean contracts. soy beans are the u.s.'s largest agricultural export. this morning the president made a specific reference to it on his twitter account. he was quoting an article that bloomberg who. president trump tweeting -- >> he said prepare to restart imports of u.s. soy beans and liquefied natural gas. many states that raise soy beans voted for trump. china hands say the choice of china putting tariffs on soy beans was strategic. once a wrinkle, china started buying soy beans from brazil. which means china can hold off
on buying american soy beans. back to you. >> tomorrow will be interesting. thank you. >> yes, it will. >> we've seen these before. sometimes it goes up and the next day it goes up. we'll see what happens. we'll do our favorite moments. this is one of mine. 43, his eulogy moments ago. >> he looked for the good in each person and he usually found it. dad taught us that public service is noble and necessary. that one can serve with integrity and hold true to the important values like faith and family. >> dana: that's what i liked about it. 41 tried to find the good in everyone and usually found it. >> bill: what i remember, standing on the outside and watching the bush family arrive behind the casket of bush 41. watching the former president, 43, as he was getting ready to lead his family toward the casket into the church. that was just -- something that
i will never ever forget. >> dana: also -- >> bill: similar to a time when you watched 14 years ago, watching the american people line up to greet the casket of ronald reagan as it arrived in washington. these are american moments. just -- i feel so fortunate to be here with you, dana. >> dana: thank you. >> bill: taken in this moment of history. >> dana: it was a privilege to have been able to know him. i got to see him in june. he held my hand as i told stories. every time i went to leave, he wanted me to stay. i said i don't think we'll see him again. of course, it's been a hard year for the bushes. a celebration of their lives as well. we wish the families the best. >> bill: i know how much they mean to you. >> dana: without them, there would be no me. thank you for joining me for this special day and this
moment. fox news has had some amazing coverage of this story from the family, the world leadership. the tussles, the politics. bringing all five presidents together today. >> bill: i know how much the family means to you. an honor. >> dana: thank you, bill. thanks for joining us. a pleasure. here's shep smith. >> shepard: it's noon on the west coast. 3:00 in washington. president trump's former national security adviser could avoid prison entirely because he's given the special counsel substantial information about multiple investigations. the president's lawyer says there's still no evidence of collusion. none that we can see. what did robert mueller reveal in all of those blacked out pages? the russian president vladimir putin warning the united states, do not make a move that could trigger a new arms race. we're live at the pentagon. and a national day of