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>> dana: innovation. >> dagen: great one. >> dana: "special report" is up next with bret. hi, bret. >> bret: hi, dana, thanks. this is a fox news alert. for once president trump and nancy pelosi speaker of the house agree on something. there should not be impeachment. the speaker is just out with her latest reasoning at this point she doesn't think it is the right move. president trump and speaker pelosi are at odds once again on funding a border wall. as the president unveils his new budget. all this occurs amid new legal peril for the president's former attorney and fixer. we have fox team coverage. john roberts is at the white house. he is running the numbers on the president's spending plan. catherine herridge tells us about new problems for michael cohen. brit hume with how the speaker's statements would play within her own party. we begin with chief
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congressional correspondent mike emanuel on capitol hill with breaking news why speaker pelosi is pushing back on her members pushing for impeachment. good evening, mike. >> bret, good evening to you. nancy pelosi with a bombshell announcement. speaker pelosi telling "the washington post" i am not for impeachment. impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there is something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan i don't think we should go down that path because it divides the country and he is just not that worth it. much of the liberal base fired up about the possibility of impeaching the president. this will likely put her at odds with even some of her own committee chairs at a time when leading house democrats has been quite challenging. >> freshman congresswoman alexandria ocasio-cortez says since she is trying, she is in charge. >> so until you do it, i'm the boss. >> that's right. >> how about that? >> that makes a difficult atmosphere for house speaker nancy pelosi to keep her majority unified.
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in the spotlight over the weekend sounding like she is not happy with the status quo. >> where we are is not a good thing. and this idea of like 10% better from garbage. [laughter] is -- it shouldn't be what we settle for. >> leadership sources say running the house democrats can be like herding cats but pelosi tries to down play the friction in public. >> no. it's a joy. it's invig ration. it's what our founders intended elections every two years. >> internal grumbling democrats trouble comes down to three high profile freshman representative alexandria ocasio-cortez, ilhan omar and rasheda tlaib and with social media it's easy for them to disrupt and distract. >> the remarks made by a number of democrats and failed to be called out by democrat leadership is frankly abhorrent. >> more moderate members acknowledge some colleagues can take them off message. >> these are not the priorities of the entire caucus but how do we maintain focus on our agenda as a whole? >> the hype about some of
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the very left ideas such as the green new deal has put some members in an awkward spot. >> the caucus actually moved to the center. you wouldn't get that sense watching the media coverage. >> behind the scenes sources say there has been plenty of tension and bickering and a split at the top with speaker pelosi wanting members to vote no on republican proposals to undermine her leadership and her lieutenant steny hoyer and jim clyburn telling voters to vote how they must depending on districts. the member says the extreme left has taken over. >> the democrat socialist >> we await reaction here on capitol hill to speaker pelosi's announcement about not impeaching the president. we do know two of those high profile freshman ocasio-cortez and rasheda tlaib says they favor impeachment though on this issue ocasio-cortez says she defers to party leadership. bret? >> bret: more on this in a bit. mike, thank you. we have new information tonight about possible new legal trouble for president trump wants former lawyer and fixer who is already preparing for prison time.
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chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge is here with that story tonight. good evening, catherine. >> thank you, bret. good evening. house democrats signaled over the weekend that the chairman of the house oversight committee elijah cummings would likely send a criminal referral to the justice department for michael cohen for recently lying during recent testimony. >> i have never asked for nor why accept a pardon from president trump. >> cohen's lawyer lanny davis who sat through the seven hours of testimony issued a clarifying statement that before july 2018, quote: he, cohen, directed his attorney to explore possibilities of a pardon. today the white house press secretary called out the inconsistencies. >> we know that he has lied at least twice in that hearing. i think that it's time to stop giving him a platform. let him go on to serve his time and let's move forward. >> house republicans jim jordan and mike meadows are now tying co-ton adam schiff the democratic chairman to the house intelligence committee after discrepancies emerged about their pre-testimony meetings. >> i spoke to mr. schiff
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about topics that were going to be raised at the upcoming hearing. >> the extent of my contact was inviting him to testify and also trying to allay his concerns about the president's threats against him and his family. >> this week four of president trump's aides and his cases are back in the courts where former national security advisor mike flynn and campaign advisor rick gates may learn that the special counsel no longer requires their cooperation. former campaign chairman paul manafort will learn from a d.c. judge if he faces more jail time and a trial date is expected for political operative roger stone. all of these developments, bret, signal the mueller investigation is likely in its final stages. >> bret: we have said tall the time. >> we have. >> bret: it could be days away. catherine, thank you. >> you are welcome. let let let's get reaction to all of this from senior political analyst brit hume. what do you think about the speaker saying impeoplement, no, i don't think so. >> haley barbour the former republican chairman used to say all political parties
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are coalitions and certainly they are. the more successful you are the broader your coalition of elected officials and the greater possibility that such a coalition will become fractious. that clearly seems to be the case with what nancy pelosi is dealing with now. she has a sacred deron of youngs and ram bushes members who were not around for a lot of what led up to all of this and want to have it their way. and it's not clear how well they will respond to the idea she is taking impeachment off the table barring some explosive new development. i think, however, bret, that it's good politics to avoid impeachment when the republicans did it to bill clinton, even though he clearly lied to a grand jury. it back fired he was not convicted in the senate and left office in something of a blaze of goer. i thinof -- glory. i'm sure that's what nancy pelosi is thering about as she looks ahead to the possibilities surrounding donald trump. >> bret: one of those members and there are quite a few of them speaking out about this is congresswoman tlaib, take a listen. >> if we don't hold impeachment proceedings
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today, start them today and hold him accountable to following the united states constitution, think about that, this is not going to be the last ceo that runs for president of the united states. this is not going to be the last person that tries to get away with this. and what does that say about the most powerful, most important ebody, most important position in the world. >> bret: i'm sure she left herself out out with a statement today if something develops that rises to the level. >> but there is going to be some tough push back on some of these members who are really pushing for this. >> well, and it's also this, bret. you know, if you take impeachment off the table, you know, these investigations, which are proliferating in the house committees and expected to continue vigorously whatever bob mueller reports. you wonder what people will think of them where they think they're going?
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what's the purpose of them. they don't have any apparent legislative purpose. they certainly could effect how those investigations are seen. and you wonder how those committee chairman this position from speaker pelosi. i suspect that what will happen is let us keep investigating and if we turn up anything we will get back to you but i think she is likely to remain hesitant. >> bret: you know, brit, heading up to michael cohen on capitol hill some portraying john dean in the watergate hearings. now have you angling on capitol hill and whispers around town that he may be facing more troubles a referral for lying numerous times in that testimony. >> you know, bret, when that hearing occurred i found it so depressing to watch because i didn't know it spoke worse of, whether it spoke worse of donald trump for retaining him all those years or worse for the house committee for making him such star witness and make no mistake about it he was a star witness. he was the first witness in this set of hearings. he testified all day long.
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he has since testified to two other committees. allege now it emerges that despite all he said about being a new person turned over a new leaf he may have lied twice in that testimony which destroys the credibility of the whole outing, i think, leaves him even more damaged goods and leaves the house committee with egg on its face for having featured him so prominently. interesting to see what elijah cummings who said he would go after him hard if he lied does now. >> bret: yeah. we will see. it could be a very newsy week, brit, as always, thank you. touting president trump's budget calling for cuts and record spending. increase in defense spending and path to balancing the books in 15 years. is the president's in and for more than $8.5 billion for a southern border wall that's prompting the most outrage from democrats tonight. speaker pelosi already promising a repeat of what she calls the president's defeat after the longest partial government shutdown in u.s. history. we will talk to the acting
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white house budget director about the plan in a couple of minutes. first to set the budget table chief white house correspondent john roberts live on the north lawn. good evening, john. >> bret, good evening to you. president trump sent a massive spending request up to capitol hill today $4.7 trillion including $1.1 trillion in deficit spending. of course, the president's budget is just a suggestion and there were plenty of suggestions from democrats today on what he can do with it. >> >> ink was barely dry on the new budget before democrats ripped it as dead on arrival. their biggest complaint the president's request for $8.6 billion to complete the border wall. >> federal resources and front line defenders are overwhelmed at the southern border. in the fiscal year 2020 budget provides sizeable funding of an $8.6 billion for full completion of the wall. >> the budget asks for $5 billion for the wall in the dhs budget. another 3.6 billion from the defense in military construction budget.
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buttressing the request for wall money new projections from customs and border protection as many as 58,000 people will be apprehended at the border this month. up to 70,000 in may but in a statement senator chuck schumer and house speaker nancy pelosi insisted the president won't get the money. pointing to the recent shutdown saying, quote: congress refused to fund his wall and he was forced to admit defeat and reopen the government. the same thing will repeat itself if he tries this again. we hope he learned his lesson presidential candidate bernie sanders ripped the increase in defense spending. now up to a whopping 750 billion. in a statement sanders saying trump's proposed increase in base pentagon spending could make public colleges and universities tuition-free over the next decade. while president trump is increasing money for dhs and the military, he proposes to cut $2.7 trillion in spending over the next 10
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years. 1.9 trillion of that will come from mandatory spending reforms to medicare and medicaid. savings on prescription drugs. discretionary spending will be cut by 5%. the white house says the budget will balance in 2034. seven years later than president trump first promised. senator schumer called the cuts a gut punch to the american people in a statement saying its proposed cuts to medicare, medicaid and social security as well as other numerous middle class programs are devastating but not surprising. budget hawks predict a massive clash. >> huge defense increases paired with huge domestic discretionary decreases that's going to be where the real fight between the house, the senate and the president are because there is very big disagreements. >> another potential flash point, there is new work requirement in the budget for people who use federal benefits. people who use medicaid or on food stamps or in public house would go have to fulfill a work requirement of putting in 20 hours a week either in a job, in job
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training, or in community service, bret? >> bret: john, there are reports from behind closed doors of president trump telling people that democrats hate jews in the wake of all of this omar -- congresswoman omar back and forth. what are you hearing? >> this allegedly reportedly occurred on friday. remember when the president left the white house and headed down to alabama. he said the democrats were anti-jewish, anti-israel apparently at a fundraiser later on that day at mar-a-lago the president told donors that the fundraiser that democrats hate jews. well, sarah sanders was asked about that today at the briefing. she would not confirm those remarks but did criticize that resolution that house democrats passed last week in the wake of the anti-semitic comments that congresswoman ilhan omar made. here is what the press secretary said. >> it shouldn't be put in a watered down resolution. it should be done the way the republicans did it when steve king made terrible comments. we called it out by name.
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we stripped him of his committee manipulate memberships and we would like to seat democrats follow suit. >> called that resolution a disgrace again asked we peteedly. sarah sanders would not confirm that the president said democrats hate jews at that fundraiser. bret? >> bret: john, thank you. take a deeper dive into the office of management and budget rust vote. thanks so much for being here. >> thanks for having me here. >> bret: i want to start off president budget chairman not surprise budget controlling has a negative surprise about the budget blueprint. president trump's budget lays out irresponsible and cynical vision for our country without any regard for human cost. lacks foresightedness and would leave our nation unable to meet our obligations to the american people provide for economic or national security or responsibly plan for your future. your response to representative yarmuth? >> sure, we are facing 22 trillion-dollar national debt.
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deficits as far as the eye can see. this president has put forward record spending reductions as an administration to be able to get our fiscal house in order. if you take the national debt and break it up per man, woman and child and looking at a debt of about $65,000 per individual. how is that fair for those individuals to have to absorb that at some point in the future. we don't think that is a way to budget from the standpoint of giving them more freedom and opportunity to live their life without having to work more and more on behalf of the government. >> bret: so, as you mentioned the debt u the u.s. national debt accumulated under this president starts at 19.95 trillion when he goes into office. and now stands at about 22 trillion. he said as a candidate he wanted to go the other way. >> we certainly have come into office with some significant challenges. one of the things walls rebuilding the economy. rebuilding the military from the down years of the obama administration. previous president increased the national debt by nearly
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double. there were significant challenges. but, from day one, this president has put forward spending reductions in you his very first budget that were the in most in history of any president in history. congress has not acted upon those spending proposals. they have the power of the purse. we're coming along again in our second and third and now third budgets and continuing to highlight the concerns with regard to debt and deficits. and we are going to be able to do both. we are going to both grow the economy over 10 years and we're going to continue to put forth spending reductions. >> bret: for the people who say that your projections of a 10-year 3% growth rate is too rose,y what do you say? >> we are the most accurate administration ever since data was collected on identifying and projecting our growth rates in our first two years. we projected 2.5% growth our first year. we then projected 3.1%. and so from the standpoint of this administration, we think that the economic policies that president trump has put into place will lead to long-term
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economic growth. many people look at the tax cut and they say this is just a way to juice the economy and we're going to go back to 2% growth in the years ahead. we just disagree. we think that there is a fundamental change in capital formulation. we look at the fact that nonresidential fixed investment is up 7%. and we think that businesses are making big-time investments to be able to grow their businesses and offer different and new jobs to the american people that will allow us to grow. >> bret: you heard what speaker pelosi said in reaction to the budget. going back at the wall funding, is it like hitting your head against a wall because you know you are not going to get it with this house democratic leadership? >> absolutely not. the theme of this budget is promises kept, taxpayers first. this president promised to secure the budget he promised to build a wall and doing everything he can get done including declaring a national emergency. we believe that the situation worsens at the border every single day.
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these are facts on the ground. the department of homeland security testified to that last week i have been in these meetings, bret where the speaker of the house refused to hear briefings from the secretary of homeland security about how dire the situation was. we are hoping and that the reality of the situation on the ground will cause them to come to the negotiating table. but this is our budget. we are putting forward about what's necessary. and it's something that will obviously going to have a conversation with congress about. >> bret: it's a political document. i want to play one sound bite before i wrap up here. that's candidate trump 2015 talking about the debt. >> we owe $18 trillion, we're going to 21 trillion and ultimately 24, which is a magic word. 24 trillion. that's the magic number. that's like the point of no return. and we are there very quickly. we are going to end up being another greece and maybe we're going to end up being another detroit because that's where our country is going. we need proper leadership.
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>> bret: does president trump feel as passionate about that issue as candidate trump did? >> absolutely. i think you just saw it from his words from his mouth and that's what i see every time i talk with him about the budget. every time i talk to him about deficits and the national debt. has put forward record spending reductions because he made a commitment to the american people that he was going to fix our fiscal imbalances as a country. and we have put forward those proposals as an administration and we need congress to come along beside us and enact these into law. >> bret: we thank you for your time and we'll be following it? >> thanks, bret. >> >> bret: up next, boeing in the hot seat after two new 737 jets crash just five months apart ♪ ♪ 's expenses ...while helping plan, invest and protect for the future. so they'll be okay? i think they'll be fine. voya. helping you to
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and cockpit voice recorders. doug mckelway has the latest from reagan international airport. >> at the united nations today a flag at half-staff in honor of 157 people killed, 21 of them u.n. staffers in sunday's crash of an ethiopian airlines boeing 737. >> as we all know ethiopian airlines is a well-known airline that has not experienced such accidents for a long time. >> it was the second boeing 737 max 8 to crash in five months. in the first it dove vertically into the sea killing all 189 on board. radar data showed similar violent oscillations pitching up and down before the planes crashed. in the air crash that plane had maintenance issues with airspeed and other gauges. max 8 is the latest generation of boeing's 737 with more powerful, more fuel efficient engines. the bigger engines necessitated the redesign of the trim control. when the two trim control switches are turned off and
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the plane is powered up it causes a different reaction than an earlier models. >> when you apply full power to the airplane, it's going to drive the nose up. so, what boeing did to counter that is they alternated it. >> if the trim switch is turned off or malfunctioning a poorly trained pilot might have problems overcorrecting for the nose up with the pitch down it can produce what's called pilot induced oscillation as scene? nasa video. the officer in the air crash had 200 hours of fly time compared to a minimum of 1500 hours for u.s. first officers. the flight and voice data recorders have been recovered. ethiopian cayman air waist and china have grounded the max 8. neither boeing, the faa or domestic carriers united, american or southwest have. in an email to his employees the ceo of boeing remains confident. that while the faa was
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issuing own statement if it can identify any safety issues it will take immediate and appropriate action. at the same time, the faa says it is anticipating mandating design changes to the boeing 737 max 8 as early as the month of april. bret? >> bret: doug mckelway at reagan national. doug, thanks. boeing stock was hit hard today losing 12% at one point finishing down 5.5%. the dow though shrugged off the boeing losses gaining today 201. the s&p 500 was up 40. the nasdaq surged 150. more breaking news tonight. this time from overseas. the british government says it has secured legally binding changes from the eu from the european union to overcome a key stumbling block on the brexit deal. a cabinet office minister tells the house of commons the two sides agreed on a joint instrument clarifying the withdrawal deal. great britain is scheduled to leave the eu march 29th. it's a big story not only
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for the economies but for u.s. and great britain and the relationship going forward. up next, we know where democrats will nominate their 2020 presidential candidate. we just don't know who it will be. there are a lot of potential possibilities. first up, beyond our borders. schools and many businesses were closed today as venezuelans are dealing with massive power blackouts. there are reports of more than a dozen deaths of hospital patients. disputed president nicholas maduro is accusing the u.s. of sabotaging the power grid. something secretary of state mike pompeo denied late this afternoon. several thousand people rallied to moscow sunday to protest legislation they fear could lead to widespread internet censorship for russian users. a bill in parliament would route all internet traffic through servers in russia, making virtual private networks ineffective. one of the two women accused of killing north korean leader kim jong un's house brother by smearing a nerve agent on his face has been freed after two years of
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detention. malaysian prosecutors unexpectedly dropped the murder charge against her. the woman and her vietnamese co-defendant have said they thought they were taking part in a prank for a tv show. the co-defendant remains on trial. just some of the other stories beyond our borders tonight. we'll be right back. ♪ ♪ the way they subscribe to movies. we don't follow the naysayers. ♪ ♪
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their 2020 presidential sweepstakes. they have chosen milwaukee wisconsin as the site of their nominating convention. but, as to who will be nominated, the field is wide open and will likely be expanding soon. correspondent peter doocy has specifics. >> beto o'rourke is running or at least jogging in a new movie about his unsuccessful senate campaign. >> run like there is nothing to lose. >> robbery stepped in the spotlight of a screening in his biography in austin if he runs starts out in fifth place in iowa according to a des moines register poll behind warren harris sanders. pete singling out mike pence. >> how key allow himself to become the cheerleader of the porn star presidency? is it that he -- is he that he stopped believing in scripture and started believing in donald trump? i don't know. >> christia kirsten gillibrand s
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starting her week reporting a woman in her office resigned because she didn't think a sexual harassment complaint was taken seriously. last week the accused was fired by gillibrand an outspoken reporter of the me too. >> any regrets how this was handled by you or yours office? >> no, as we do in all cases we take these kind of allegations very seriously. >> next year is the focus of democratic leaders who just announced their convention will be held in wisconsin, a swing state trump won last time. dnc chair tom perez says quote the democratic party is the party of working people and milwaukee is a city of working people. but, the republican party of wisconsin shot back, quote: no city in america has stronger ties to socialism than milwaukee and with the rise of bernie sanders and the embrace of socialism by its newest leaders, the american left has come full circle. some democrats have been trying to distance themselves from democratic socialism. >> bernie has to speak to what democratic socialism is. >> and sanders just did that in the first in the nation
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primary state where hopes for a repeat. >> in 2016 this is the state where the political revolution took off, thank you new hampshire. >> as sanders spoke to loud and loyal crowds of supporters this weekend. president trump decided he needs to update his nickname for the senator according to a report in axios the president told donors he will no longer use crazy bernie, instead he will use the nutty professor. bret? >> bret: okay, peter, thank you. president trump wants more than $8.5 billion for a border wall. speaker pelosi says she does not want to impeach him. we'll get reaction to both of those stories when we come back with the panel ♪ ♪
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was indicated the one thing i did see wisely reported was that the witness said that other issues that he was aware of were under consideration by the southern district of new york. so, let's see what that is. but, again, impeachment is a divisive issue in our country. when the facts are known, then we will make a judgment then. >> bret: well, that is what speaker pelosi said almost two weeks ago. today, she had an interview with the "the washington post" magazine and she told the reporter "i'm going to tell you news now." she started by saying that and then she said "i'm not for impeachment. impeachment is to divisive to the country that unless there is something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan i don't think we should go down that path because it divides the country and he is just not worth it. speaking, of course, about president trump. let's start there with our panel. bring them in chris stirewalt politics editor at fox news. mara liasson national political correspondent of "national public radio" and byron york chief political
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correspondent of "the washington examiner." okay, mara, thoughts? >> well, know, she has been inching up to this declaration for while. gerald nadler said something along the same lines if there was impeachment it should be bipartisan. and what she is doing is this is why they pay her the big bucks. this is why she is the leader. for people who want impeachment, they can now blame it all on her. she is going to take the hits u but what she said was this could backfire on democrats politically. and it's not worth doing it. >> bret: we have seen it before with bill clinton who said his impeachment was a partisan witch-hunt or something like that and his numbers went up about 10 points. and what people forget is impeachment is not removal. he is not going to be removed from office because republicans in the senate are not going to vote for that the voters have a chance in 2020 to render a verdict on donald trump. and that doesn't mean that you don't investigate the president. but i think what she is saying is politically it's a fool's errand. >> bret: in the big timeline though we could be and we have said this a lot a couple of days away from robert mueller's report
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coming out. and the fact that the speaker is taking this moment to say, "no on impeachment." is interesting. >> she is setting the bar high. what she is really doing here unless there is enough votes, unless republicans, enough republicans say that what they find out is so damning or so explosive that they, too, would join, she is not going to do this on a partisan vote. she is, of course, right. she is, of course, right in the broad interest of the democratic party that it would be better to beat donald trump head to head in the 2020 election than it would be to go through an anguishing and ultimately unsuccessful effort for removal. it's in the political interest of rasheda tlaib and others in their districts and for their purposes to keep talking about impeachment and that's her problem. >> bret: byron? >> the impeachment machine was up and running. there is no doubt. just a week ago gerald nadler who is chairman of the judiciary committee said the president is undoubtedly guilty of obstruction of justice. when he was asked well, if that's the case, why aren't you impeaching him right
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now. chairman nadler said we have to organize the evidence and we have to get a communications campaign. >> bret: to convince. >> to convince the american people. >> have bipartisan support. >> that's what he did. that's what the communication campaign was for. he said we are not there yet. it was absolutely clear with the demands to 81 people, very wide ranging demands, for information from them. plus, the idea of sort of setting up new investigations just in case mueller didn't come through for them. they were ready to go. >> bret: in the meantime, the star witness who was the star witness, michael cohen could be facing more charges, a possible referral. take a listen to one of the key democrats on that committee. >> i would imagine that in the -- you know, in the panic that was going on when you are about to go down, right, that you are going to say like, yeah, let's physician out whatever you can do. so, probably and i imagine that chairman cummings will end up referring him. >> bret: referring him for prosecution. >> for lying to congress, again.
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>> yes. yeah. i mean, we have to see what happens. he was asked some questions that seemed to not comport with the record like whether or not he wanted a job in the trump white house. and then there is the whole question of who asked who for a pardon. yeah, and i'm sure we haven't heard the last of the michael cohen. >> the pardon was the big deal. i didn't want a job was face-saving but the pardon was the big deal. he comes out and he says i never sought nor would i accept a pardon from the president. and as it turns out he authorized people to talk to the president's side about a pardon. answered contradicted himself in later conversations with people in the house. >> he already wasn't a good witness. >> refer to the justice department. >> so the degree to which moisk was able to get democrats to buy in and talk about this stuff. this was never a good bet. you have a guy who has pleaded guilty to lying and has pleaded guilty to these things. he was never going to be your star witness and i don't know why they gave him
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as much oxygen as they did. >> bret: mara, the budget. we had the acting budget director on the show. obviously this is a political document. it's a blueprint. we go through this all the time. but what about this? >> i think it's very clearly expresses the president's priorities and vision which is exactly what budget proposals are supposed to be. he wants more money for defense. big cuts for domestic programs including something like 31% for the epa. he want more money for the wall. he hasn't given up on that. nor will he. this is number one priority for him. the symbol of him keeping faith with his base. and he also wants to say that he tried to do something about the deficit even though it went way up on his watch. and he promised in the campaign to not only eliminate it but to eliminate the entire national debt so that's what's in this budget proposal. >> bret: let's be honest washington is not in that framework. >> no. >> dealing with the debt or talking about the debt even. >> it's really shameful. and it's a bipartisan
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condemnation that we have two parties. we have 22 trillion-dollar national debt right now and we have a budget blueprint that comes out from a white house that says we're going to add another $10.5 trillion to that and they are going to mortgage the futures of my children and my grandchildren and for three generations after this because nobody has the political will to say real things and say hard things and it's really quite shameful. and it's on both parties 100 percent. >> on the wall, the democrats obviously said they were given nothing on it before they gave him 1.35 billion. so we are going to hear this whole argument over again. and the one thing thought white house is hoping against hope, i'm sure is they can convince the people that the situation has changed. democrats are saying look, this is a manufactured crisis. there is no emergency at the border. and now we have seen a number of press reports, the "new york times" did a press report saying that the border was at a breaking point with 76,000 migrants crossing in a month. they will try to make that case. we will see if any democrats listen. >> bret: next up, the latest on the democratic presidential race. they found a home for the convention. ♪
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system,. >> too radical. >> not having a super pac and not having to beg wealthy people for campaign contributions -- >> to radical. >> ending the power of super delegates at the democratic convention. [cheers and applause] >> bret: bernie sanders in new hampshire, i think we are going to hear that a lot on the trail too radical from the crowd. he is the original after running the last time and he is going to be looking towards wisconsin hoping to be the nominee because of the statement from the dnc today. this choice is a statement of our values. i'm thrilled milwaukee will host the 2020 democratic national convention. democratic party is the party of working people and milwaukee is a city of working people. we saw in the last election what we can accomplish when we come together, invest and fight for working people. that was proven right here in wisconsin. if you look at the election results from wisconsin,
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donald trump won wisconsin by 22,748 votes. and now, the jokes will say that democrats will spend more time in wisconsin than hillary clinton did definitively by having a convention. >> there it's a guarantee. even by setting one foot in the state the nominee will be ahead of hillary. >> at the en with the added benf being true. >> with the added benefit of being true. >> bret: what about that choice and how that is shaping up. >> picture this moment where bernie sanders who is under appreciated force in this very early going of these primaries, this is a guy that in we have polls in iowa today. we have polls nationally today, there is evidence. >> bret: put up the des moines register cnn poll. bernie at 25% behind biden who obviously hasn't announced yet. >> up 6 points from last month bernie had a very successful launch it worked for him. and democrats have to take it seriously. when they get to milwaukee, they are not just going to
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be eating bratwurst and cheese curds, they will be thinking about maybe having a brokered convention and contested convention in which bernie sanders has a third of the delegates and what do you do then? >> and this time bernie needs fewer delegates to win because last time it was just a two-person race. so he -- his bar is lower this time. >> bret: as far as like an apoplectic moment for the democratic party. [laughter] >> bret: are you reaching that moment because it simsz likes a more and more people get in the path gets clearer and clearer for senator sanders. >> it does get clearer and clearer and what the voters appear to want right now in the new des moines register poll 56% of iowa democrats say that they would be satisfied with a candidate who wanted to make the united states more socialistic. that's right up bernie's path. i think right now the race is just kind of people are waiting for joe biden to see if he gets in and what effect he would have when he gets. in i personally believe he
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will get in and he will go down in the polls because he is a voice from the past and the party is not headed in that direction. >> bret: well, you mentioned the socialist question. it is now a question that every reporter anchor asks democrats who come on. >> do you consider yourself a capitalist and loss capitalism work? >> well, i think -- i -- as someone who supports socialist ideas, can we -- do we describe you as a capitalist? what's the best way to describe you? >> i believe in markets. >> we've enact a federal jobs guarantee. we are going to make public colleges and universities tuition-free. yes, we are going to pass a medicare for all single pair program. >> bret: some candidates, chris, can answer it better for others. they haven't answered but they have to have an answer pretty soon because everybody is going to ask this question because the in thpresident is going to
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continue to hammer. >> john hickenlooper is not a socialist a businessman from colorado and very successful one if that. the fact that he can't answer that in a straightforward open-faced way is ridiculous. and we are watching all of these democrats who want to have the moderate lane. they want to take the center lane, but they are afraid to say anything that whether it's alexandria ocasio-cortez or someone will call them out for so they are hemming and hawaiiing and and bernie sanders. >> elizabeth warren has problems she is for markets, markets regulated to give consumers a fair shot and have a level playing field. she is not a socialist. she said that before about markets. >> bret: she has an answer. >> she has an answer. she didn't hesitate at all. what's interesting is the lane of people that hickenlooper is in more moderate lane, the lane that can appeal to wisconsin, michigan, pennsylvania, ohio, that lane got emptier last week with all the people who decided not to run like bloomberg now we
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$17 million over 28 years for patient support and cancer research. thank you all for your service. that's a great cause but thanks for inviting us into your home tonight. that's it for this "special report." fair, balanced, still unafraid. >> sandra: the newest version of boeing's most popular jet under intense worldwide pressure tonight after a second brand-new plane came crashing to the ground killing everyone on board. good evening, everybody, i'm sandra smith in for martha maccallum and this is "the story." devastated love ones mourning the loss of 167 lines on board if you've been airlines flight l that crashed after takeoff sunday. the circumstances you really similar to a

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