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tomorrow, radio talk show host rush limbaugh joins us live to discuss everything from the president's move to abolish obamacare to the mueller report. "the story" hosted by martha maccallum starts right now. >> martha: good evening everybody, i martha maccallum and "the story" exclusive tonight, reaction from the mueller findings for the man in charge of terms 2020 reaction campaign. when the news came and there would be no new indictments he said "today marks the day that president trump has been fully vindicated by special counsel robert mueller, exposing the conspiracy theories for the sham it always was and catching democrats in an elaborate web of lies and deceit." last night eric swalwell made it clear that his opinion was not impacted whatsoever by the findings or the two your
investigation. >> just because he hasn't been criminally indicted for collusion doesn't mean he has conducted colluding types of behavior with the russians. >> martha: democrats are getting ready to call for ten years of trumps financial records and they say mueller's no decision on obstruction is worrisome to them. let's go through some of those points. first of all, eric swalwell you saw on the show last night. it was this if we were talking prior to the mueller report coming out. >> they want to stay with that and dig into those lies. they have played it so hard for two years and are so convinced they have so much information, it ended up being nothing. it was a talking point for people who couldn't take on the president for his own agenda, they needed to come up with something and they are still trying to dig in. >> martha: it will come out in
a few weeks and the other point to discuss on this report is the lack of a finding with regard to obstruction. when the report does come out, everyone is going to comb through the whole thing and they are going to pull out and look at different points and say look at this, look at that. >> it's clearly a 100% exoneration for the president, campaign and all the people associated with it. so many families, so many people, so many staff had to go through so much. from being vilified to legal fees, they weaponize this system in such a poor way and created so many lies to do this. there is friends and families all across the country who can't sit at dinner with their friends because people believe this false narrative. i think that's a cloud not taken off of this. >> martha: in terms of this new call that was reported today for ten years of financial records, the southern district of new york investigation is still going on. how much do you as the campaign
and the president worry about these remaining investigations? >> i've always told the president not to worry about this, i think the american people see through what they're doing. i think the release of the mueller findings will help our polling numbers, it will help people who believe that false narrative to go i have been lied to, i think you see that on some of the tv shows. people were already going this isn't right we were lied to. i think overall, the president keeps doing his agenda, he is fighting for the american people, he's going to be in a great place for 2020. a lot of the national poll numbers are skewed in some ways. >> martha: he's at 43% and most of the polls and dimension with independence was dipped over the last several months. >> approval versus generic ballot are two different things. numbers skew all over the place,
it's one thing to say i don't approve of everything he's done but what i vote for him? yes. i think he's on a clear path for victory in 2020. >> martha: lindsey graham said this about president trump, you spent some time with him the other day and see him a lot. he's amazingly calm, i think it is literally driving people crazy, i told him if you really want to screw over your enemies, just be quiet for a while and be happy. what can you say about the president's mood and how it may or may not change the kinds of things he tweets about? >> i spent a lot of time with the president on the phone, the last few days have been a giddy situation for the most part. for two years he was attacked for something he had nothing to do with and then to be completely, 100% exonerated, that's a good feeling. it's a good feeling because now we can talk about the things he has done.
he is a calm person and there is a narrative that he is out of control. i've sat in the white house with him, literally looked at my phone with a reporter announcing the president is angry and yelling and he is laughing and drinking a diet coke and i tell him and he's like i haven't done anything today. >> martha: a lot of people have left the white house, some people who leave say it's a chaotic place to work. others say it's simply not true. what changes, dealing with an agenda, coming up with health care -- i want to play this sound bite of the president and nancy pelosi talking about something that may be top of the agenda right now. >> obamacare is a disaster, it's too expensive by far. >> the g.o.p. will never stop trying to destroy the affordable health care of america's families. >> i think the president cares
about having affordable and good health care for america. do moms across this country want to lose their private health care, do they want to have government bureaucrats choosing what's best for their children? i think the president is worried about the future of health care and wants it to be better. if the only reason obamacare didn't crash into the sea, to save a sinking ship what the president has done with the administration, they say we got to make sure we right this ship. at >> martha: republicans were caught off guard by what he said, not in the loop about his plan to take on health care again. >> i don't know how it went down in the white house, i will tell you this president, it's a promise he made a promise he's going to keep it i think he's fighting for the american people, this fight is a fight he promised to give. he said he wanted to do this and it's about getting the best health care for the american people. if he says the republican party is going to be about getting great health care -- >> martha: when you look at
the polls, i know you pull all these individual items with people rather than large demographic groups -- how are you going to make health care work for your candidate? >> health care is important that has to be broken down to a lot of different things. when you say do you want the government bureaucrats to run your health care? we are on the right side of this issue significantly, they don't want to stand in lines. look at what happened to the va, it was when president trump brought back in private health care and made a choice it started to improve. i think those are important issues. the president cares about health care and he doesn't want to see the skyrocketing costs. i believe hhs has done a great job of preventing those. when the president took over his administration, they were down to the bottom with high prices and crushing health care systems. >> martha: the president puts himself out there and say we are going to fix this problem and they don't fix it by the time
the election rolls around and republicans and conservatives feel like they got the rug pulled out from under them again, that's going to be problematic. >> i think the president is going to do anything he can to fight for the health care system and the health and welfare for the american people and that's what he's going to do. i have always said he's the captain of this ship and if he wants to fight on with him 100%. >> martha: with regard to data, there's a feeling throughout the course of this investigation, somehow your ability to understand who was out there, to pin it down was exactly what the russians needed and they wanted to figure out how to do that too. here's a sound bite to hillary clinton suggesting that trump campaign was connected with the russians. >> the russians could not have known how best to weaponize that information unless they had been guided. >> guided by americans? >> guided by americans. >> meaning trump. >> yes, meaning trump, i think
it's hard not to. >> martha: he's talking about you. >> i think hillary is looking for any excuse to find why she was completely annihilated, the mueller report found not one single instance of anything, i've never seen one media outlet that said they had proof, i've never seen a congressman get on and can i tell you the truth? i don't think they got anywhere close to what we did, i don't think anywhere remotely close and it's a narrative to know why her campaign got beat and why she got beat, they had to make something up because they just couldn't say that president trump ran a better campaign and ran on policies that are better for america. >> martha: i want to talk about that data and your approach is you're going to 2020. 1.6 million volunteers on the ground in a data driven ground game. you had 700,000 of the last campaign, what are all those people going to be doing?
>> we are revolutionizing the way campaigns work from the ground. we are putting the data center -- there are certain things that need to be door knocked instead of said in an ad, you can't teach the great policies that jared kushner has passed, prison reform, people getting back in the system, that can't be done in a 22nd ad. it's knocked on the door, let me tell you with the president's done to break the cycle of prison and getting people back out there. there are a lot of ways that the president needs to go out and talk to people. if we have one volunteer for every 13 people i need to win, that means one person needs to talk to 13 people and convince a good portion of them to talk. i think those are numbers no one has ever seen before. i think it's a great way to help a president win reelection. >> martha: we are going to talk more about that. before i let you go, do you think the president will decide
to take a victory left at the white house correspondents dinner this year? >> i have no idea, i don't take his dinner plans. that's not in my relevant dutie duties. i think the president will take a long victory lap because he deserves it. no president deserves this, no president deserves what has happened in the last two years. >> martha: these guests all lied about the russian collusion story. >> that was the campaign that did that and i think it's right. i think these people got a free pass on tv for coming up in line, you tried to put that in place and say these are lies. i loved your "are you serious" comment. thank you very much. >> martha: coming up, congressman adam schiff says he is still not buying into mueller's conclusion on russian collusion. texas republican dan crenshaw and ken starr our next.
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it doesn't appear that is any part of mueller's report. here now republican congressman dan crenshaw of texas joins us, what is your reaction to it adam schiff had to say there? >> i think he missed the part in the spirit report that we know about which did say that russian affiliated individuals tried to collude with the trump campaign and they still refused. it's obvious with the truth is and adam schiff really needs to recognize that. he's doubling down off of 2 years of lies and building up his twitter account and he can't stop. it's a shame because he has actual work to do as head of the intelligence committee, it's an important committee and he needs to do his job. >> martha: it seems like it would make sense to say we are waiting for the report to come out and we will comment further when the report comes out but as you say, for some of these folks they have been churning so hard at it for so long that it's hard to stop. here's a couple different
opinions from some of your other colleagues. >> we didn't run on impeachment, we didn't win the house of representatives on impeachment, we are focused on impeachment. >> i believe the mueller report has been done, this opens a new chapter when it moved to completely invalidate the affordable care act. >> martha: they are in the "move on" crowd and adam schiff is in the keep investigating crowd, which side is going to win? >> it's clear where the momentum is. they started this whole charade because they have a deep hatred for the president. when the head of the intelligence committee is leading the charge, it's hard to see how these more reasonable voices gain any traction and that's a shame. we are seeing letters to circulate around the house in favor of impeaching trump, you have maxine waters saying she's
going to impeach trump, we have alexandria ocasio-cortez saying you can't take impeachment off the table. those of the democrats getting attention, i appreciate the democratic colleagues who are saying the right things and attempting to govern but they aren't the ones leading the party. >> martha: do any of the more moderate democrats that you interact with want to try to remove adam schiff from his position? there has been some discussion of that. he said over and over he had evidence, he's the head of the intelligence committee. i think people felt he was basing that on something and some felt he was misleading them. >> he has misled the entire country on this. from his position, he gave us all the impression that he had access to classified information the rest of us couldn't see so they should be having that conversation. i haven't heard it but they should be. if the democrat leadership won't even remove ilhan omar from the foreign affairs committee, it's hard to see how they will remove
adam schiff from intel. >> martha: what about health care? you heard james clyburn speaking a little bit about that and now the president has said he wants there to be a republican fix for health care. >> the president's right, he's noting a big problem in our country. the affordable care act has failed miserably. over the last two years we've seen premiums rise and we have less choice, we are seeing insurance companies get out of certain markets, some counties only have one insurance company at all. we need a republican approach to this, more local control, more freedom of choice. i don't have to buy a health care plan as a 60-year-old would come of the american way is more choice, more innovation in more freedom, that's the direction we are going to have to go and we have a plan to do that. >> martha: good to see you tonight. also here this evening as ken starr, former independent counsel under president bill clinton and fox news contributor, author of
"contempt: a memoir of the clinton investigation." thank you for being here. the latest from the chairman of the judiciary committee is that he is giving bill barr a firm date, the rest of the full report must be turned over by april the second end there are other reports that say the attorney general is not sure he's going to be able to turn over the entire report, what are your thoughts? >> my thoughts are he's obligated as the attorney general to follow the law, not a request or even a demand from the house judiciary committee chairman. the law has been clear forever and a day that grand jury information must be protected, it's confidential, it's sacred. it's potentially a crime for bill barr to simply turn over information that may very well be unlikely is grand jury
information. it's a process, everyone should just allow the process to work. bill barr has reassured everyone that he wants as much transparency as possible consistent with the law. >> martha: what do you think about the fact that in terms of obstruction of justice, robert mueller said he was not able to come to a conclusion and he left it up to bill barr and rod rosenstein who i understand played a very big role in that decision, was that a mistake? >> i disagree with that judgmen judgment. we hired bob mueller to do exactly that, to make the decision. he had that responsibility and he decided not to live up to that responsibility to read there competing theories as to why at the bottom line is he kicked it upstairs to the attorney general, from
everything that i know especially since we are talking about things that are in the public domain, the president was not guilty of obstructing justice, he could fire james comey. >> martha: i just want to play james comey because we have some sound that we want to hear. >> i sit down with president trump, he says when i decided to just do it talking about firing you, i said to myself this russia thing with trump and russia is a made-up story, what did you think when you heard that? >> i thought that is potentially obstruction of justice and i hope somebody is going to look at that. the president appears to be saying i got rid of this guy to shut down on the investigation that me. >> martha: what's your reaction to that? >> my reaction is that it is so ill-conceived that one could think that firing james comey somehow ended the investigation, it launched the investigation.
i will be very quick about this. the investigation was not in any way interfered with, it was extremely lavish, 19 lawyers, 40 fbi agents and specialists. if there is no suggestion at all, we have contrary suggestions to the effect that bob mueller was able to carry out this investigation without any kind of obstacle impeding from the justice department. i think the approach from mr. mr. comey is absolutely wrong. >> martha: whether or not the report needs to be released, you did release the report. a professor at usc came out with this tweet, he said "imagine if the ken starr report had been provided only to janet reno who read it privately and published a four page letter based on her private reading stated in their conclusion that president clinton committed no crimes. monica lewinsky had a reaction
to that that we have to cover up part of, you can get the idea -- it's as if blank only. >> apples and oranges. i was appointed under a statute that required us to report to congress. under the regulations under which bob mueller was appointed, he has provided a confidential report to bill barr. everyone should just stay tuned because bill barr is going to make the report as transparently available as he possibly can. this is phase one, contemplated under the regulations and do likewise know that these regulations have been in effect for 20 years. if people have suddenly awakened to the fact that the process is exactly the process that bill barr is faithfully carrying out. >> martha: you had no choice other than to turn over the complete transcript. >> absolutely.
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♪ >> martha: chicago police very much on the offensive today, one day after jussie smollett was cleared of all charges, the department released a 61 page report into the alleged hate crime hoax laying out how detectives try to unravel the bazaar case, investigating every detail of his story. this after the actor's attorney took a swipe at the police threatening to sue them. >> you have said clearly you think the police are not telling the truth, are you going to sue? >> we are weighing our options, he really just wants his career and life back. he didn't ask for any of this, he was a victim of a crime. this has spiraled out of control. >> martha: joining me now the former superintendent of the chicago police department police department, welcome back, good
to see you tonight. what is your reaction? >> it's absurd, the police have an obligation to investigate every complaint and when you investigate a complaint to its finality, you can prove it positive or prove it falls most of the times, this investigation was overseen by the state's attorney, the states attorney charged in this case which means they approved it and then they indicted. you can't talk about the versions and consider that something you can compare to this because these charges were dropped. i've never heard of anything like this in my police career. >> martha: this is what kim fox just said, she said it happens all the time. let's play this. >> every single day on cases that law enforcement partners work diligently on, there are people who get similar arrangements. people who get diversions in sentences that are probably not what some people would want. every single day.
i don't believe it is in the interests of the people in cook county to engage in a narrative that is anything other than all of us working collectively for the public safety. >> martha: that was an interview she did with the local abc network. >> the question becomes why didn't they indicted a 16 count indictment in this case? what if it had caused a race riot here in the city of chicago. here is the simple fact. i think we are looking at the wrong end of this. he controls the criminal justice system in cook county, kim fox is a puppet. trying to beat lori lightfoot in a runoff for the mayor's office. she thinks she's going to get some sort of political capital out of dropping the charges against jussie smollett. kim foxx said she recused
herself, she didn't petition a judge. her entire office must recuse themselves because they are agents of her. this is unbelievable. we need help here in chicago, somebody has to step in and take control of what's happening because we are going south really fast. >> martha: what did you think of rahm emanuel? you ran for mayor unsuccessfull unsuccessfully, he was very passionate about this on behalf of the police department yesterday. >> this is a guy who covered up the look one mcdonald video, gave away $5 million of taxpayer money to steal the last electio election. you have to take it from where it comes from, these folks are fortunately all about themselve themselves, . the simple fact is there is no integrity here.
the lack of integrity is overwhelming. >> martha: i have a couple seconds left. tina chen who was an obama administration aid sent an email to kim foxx saying i sent an email to your work address, i wanted to give you a call on behalf of jussie smollett and his family who i know, they have concerns about the investigation, what do you pick up in that? >> i pick up somebody trying to cover this whole thing up and that's what they got in the end. people have to be held accountable, accountability is not just for the police, it's for public officials also. the overwhelming political corruption in this city is really starting to just turn this place into a cesspool. it's a great city, it suffering because of a lack of leadership, it's suffering because of political corruption. it couldn't be more obvious what's happening here. >> martha: gary mccarthy, good to have you here. coming up, the bronx republican
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situation, she parachuted into a congressional district that she doesn't represent and lead the parade of grandstanding politicians to tank the deal. instead of fighting to keep amazon out of queens, she should have been fighting to bring amazon to the bronx, where housing is one of our major industries and amazon needs warehouses. if she could have been fighting to bring warehousing jobs to the bronx. what about those construction jobs that went away? is not the whole part of it, she wants to defund ice, she wants to open the borders, to all comers, unionized americans have to compete with illegal aliens for construction jobs read if we have unlimited immigration, what is going to happen to them? i was this good? >> martha: here's what she said and congress about the green new deal, i want to get your thoughts on this. >> if you are a rich liberal
from new york or california, it sounds great because you can afford to retrofit your home or build a new home that has zero omissions. >> you want to tell people their concern and their desire for clean air and clean water is elitist? tell that to the kids in the south bronx who are suffering from the highest rates of childhood asthma in the country. >> martha: what's your reaction? >> my reaction is that the kids in the south bronx need to have at least have one working parent and the green new deal is a jobs killer. a lot of the problems kids have been the south bronx whether it's for education, health issues, et cetera a lot of it can be ameliorated with a higher level of income coming into the family and higher standards of living that would result from that. >> martha: joe crowley who she beat was there since 1999, a democratic district, do you have
backing? do you have any hope of giving her any competition? >> a lot of people don't understand this district. the district is mother are moderate voters in both parties in that district. there is a huge numerical advantage that the democrats have what we have low turnout elections. a lot of those democrats stay home, what the district includes is some reagan democrats and some secret republicans who are registered as democrats but they vote republican in the general election. the boats that president trump got in the bronx -- >> martha: thank you very much, good to see you tonight. coming up next. >> i am nervous, concerned, scared.
avenatti is out on bail after his arrest earlier this week on federal fraud and corruption charges. he denies he tried to extort to nike out of millions of dollars, and now fear is what may come. >> you're facing up to the rest of your life in prison, are you nervous? >> are of course i'm nervous. >> tell us as someone who has a history of representing people and now you're on the other side facing some serious charges. >> i'm nervous, i'm concerned, i'm scared. >> martha: it's a different michael avenatti we are seeing there. how are you doing? >> i'm good, how are you? >> martha: good, obviously he knows he's in a jam. >> he won't do well in prison, you can tell by looking at him. he hasn't paid taxes in about ten years, the irs has been
after him for about a decade. he made $56 million personally and his law form and the last ten years and paid zero to the irs. he has filed bankruptcy protection two times in his lavish lifestyle, he looks like paul manafort spending on porches and ferrari leases releases. he's got a home in newport beach, $100,000 a month. >> martha: he's good at spending money, he didn't pay any taxes, he's been trying to get out of debt. >> classic huckster moved another cards are crashing down. cnn linked their wagon to this guy and he's a scam artist. they did it because he was the tip of the spear, he drew blood against the president and now they have discarded him like they don't even know him and people get used like that. >> martha: he was on 108 times i think. >> $175 million in free media.
>> martha: incredible. his bigger problem right now he talks about nike and how they were paying high school athletes to get them to go to nike colleges so they could get them when they went to the nba, now all of them could possibly be something that is worth looking into. because of his record, the lawsuits fell flat, then he had kavanaugh, and every single time like he's doing now he said this is a solid case. if he's like the boy who cried wolf. >> he's not that great of a lawyer because stormy daniels owes donald trump money. she owes him legal fees. >> martha: that's how that worked out. now to something completely different, the man who we believe may be running for the democratic nomination joe biden, the former vice president of the united states appears to be trying to get an issue out of the way before he decides for good weather or not he's going to run here and it has to do with anita hill, he was the lead
interrogator when she came before them, when clarence thomas was wanting to be confirmed to the supreme court. it was brutal, i remember it. it was very much like what we saw, here is joe biden talking about that. >> we all have an obligation to do nothing less than change the culture in this country. a white man's culture. it's got to change, it's got to change. >> martha: it's got to change, jesse. >> i think his political antenna is broken, he's the guy who's is supposed to be able to beat donald trump in 2020 with the white male vote. he is now alienating white males in america, he's getting controlled by his base. he should be leading the base, the base is leading him and the apology tour has to stop, it's embarrassing now, it's longer
than obama's apology tour, first it's i'm sorry i said mike pence was a nice guy, no criminal justice reform, now he's apologizing for being a white male. i don't know what's next. >> martha: this issue is going to come up, the other candidates will try to knock him out. he's got to deal with that issue and figure whether or not it's going to hang around. sad news for you, as a philadelphia eagles fan and certainly for me as a new england patriots fan, rob gronkowski has decided it's time to hang up his cleats. "now here i am about to turn 30, in a few months i feel is the biggest of my life so far i will be retiring from the game of football today. i'm grateful for the opportunity they gave me. "let's play a little sound we
have first. >> i can't ever say my own name right, i can't speak. i'm rob gronkowski, right? i can never say my name right. >> martha: i can never say my name right. >> what a lovable guy, but the dynasty is over, he was the key cog in that offense. >> and he was injured a third of the time. >> he's 6'6", 260, is an absolute beast. he went out on top, i'm not sad to see him go i'm going to miss his antics. those legendary antics, some of them you can't see on tv. >> martha: he is very graceful graceful. watch this. >> he could do wwe, he could do fox news, he's going to do everything. >> martha: a lot of people think he is going to retire.
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days before the island became secure. i had the privilege of traveling there with veterans who fought in pacific battles, he was 16 years old when he drove a boat onto the beach, most of these are heroes in their 90s and they are full of energy and great stories. heck of a lot of fun to be with all of them on this emotional journey for everybody. one of the striking things is that iwo jima where nearly 7,000 u.s. marines were killed in less than four weeks is now fully back in japanese control. the top of suribachi flies a huge japanese flag. they only allow americans back onto the island once every year. my thanks to the stephen ambrose military history tours for making it possible for me to go there. more to come when the book and
the documentary come out and the 75th anniversary of vj day. i will see you back tomorrow night at seven, tucker carlson is on next. ♪ >> tucker: good evening and welcome to "tucker carlson tonight," this evening we want to tell you a story about collusion, actual collusion that's currently in progress. there are no shadowy hackers or imaginary rendezvous' in prague in this story, there's not a single russian spy or secret sex tape, there's nothing shadowy about the collusion were going to tell you about the takes place in the open on live television. this is a story about where your news comes from. this past sunday we learned the trump campaign did not collude with the government of russia, the