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unfortunately, that is all theg time we have left for today don't forget, follow me on facebook, twitter @seanhannity, and will never be the fake news media mob. let not your heart be troubled she has ramped up and ready to go. laura. >> laura: hannity. >> sean: what's going on? >> laura: they are freaking out because the heat is being turned up on the old obama doj. don't you feel it? you feel they are getting a little close to the answers here, you have to really get into that tonight. >> sean: you know what kills a lot of these people? because they are so lazy overpaid, and they don't even pick up a phone, like in the case of nicholas sandmann. it's got to be killing them that a bunch of people who say that they are hosts -- in other words, an opinion people -- in other words, a talk show host.
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we did the work they were too lazy to do.as it wasn't that hard. make a phone call, make some contact, have sources. we do investigative journalism m don't we, laura? >> laura: when you people likeke john solomon, sara carter, with real expertise, i will go to that well any day. >> sean: you have a law degree and went to dartmouth.h. >> laura: don't hold that against me. everyone in this town has a lot of degree, doesn't mean much but more importantly, the american people want actual fact in front of them on what happened, how this happened, how this unfolded, and where to address the problems facing the country. it was another great show. >> sean: have a great show your legal background is amazing, you should be so proud of that. >> laura: thanks, sean. i'm laura ingraham, this is "the ingraham angle" tonight from washington. another rough day for the president, and bill barr derangement club. it turns out the term "spying"
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was appropriate, we will play it -- we will explain in just a moment . but when "the new york times" broke the story about the biden's family scandalous tiesil to ukraine, they blamed conservative investigator peter schweizer. guess what, he is here to respond to those charges. and congresswoman ilhan omar with another anti-american statement, you won't believe this one, blaming america for the current unrest in venezuela. it couldn't be the fault of socialism, right?rr secretary of state mike pompeo is here to respond. but first, stunts and noise versus substance and poise. that is the focus of tonight's angle. over the past 24 hours social media, a lot of you, you have blown up with expressions of conservative outrage over the democrats' treatment of attorney general bill barr. >> i think history will judge
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you harshly that that conclusion is inescapable. >> move on, you made it clear that you have not looked at the evidence, and we can move on. >> your own credibility in question, and seem to be giving sanction to behavior, through the language you use in that press conference you held --av >> you lied. and now we know. the attorney general of the united states is a sacred trust. you have betrayed that trust. >> laura: of course it is all disgusting, it is incredibly nasty, and it is patently unfair. but why would anybody be shocked, given the same democrats, what they did last september to another trump pick who also had a stellar legal career. >> are you willing to ask the white house to conduct an investigation by the fbi? >> the fbi would gather witness statements. >> i don't want to debate with you how they do their business. >> she is not part of the clinton's efforts to get
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revenge. s she is a woman who came with corroborating evidence to tell her truth. that was a final statement. >> i only have 23 seconds. you are not a sloppy drunk, so your roommate was lying. >> laura: remember ms. blasey-ford, decades-old allegations, came after democrats leaked her letter. similarly, on tuesday, right before barr's testimony, the mueller letter was leaked, of course, to "the washington post" but stay with me. the bottom line is when the democrats cannot win on the merit, on the substance, what did they do? they want to end the debate and go right for the jugular. >> i strongly believe judge kavanaugh should withdraw from consideration, and the
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president should withdraw this nomination if kavanaugh won't do it voluntarily. >> i join leader schumer in calling for judge kavanaugh to withdraw his name from consideration. >> i think the nomination should be withdrawn. >> laura: of course kavanaugh remained defiant and refused to back down to the democrats, and now he has a lifetime tenure on the supreme court. the democrats crashed and burnee on kavanaugh. but not only did their stunt flop, their stunt actors were actually frauds and criminals. >> a lot of this would be substantiated if there was an investigation, which is what we want. we are not laying out all of the facts and all of the evidence right now. that is not our obligation. l >> committee chairman chuck grassley -- to the justice department for investigation. >> convicted of the crimes in the investigation, mr. avenatti
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would face a maximum sentence os 333 years in federal prison. >> laura: he was practically cohosting shows on cnn, wasn't he? but here we are, and democrats facing another brilliant legal mind with impeccable credentials.em they went back to the prop closet once again. >> chicken barr should have shown up today and answered questions. he was afraid of barry burke afraid -- and attorney general who was picked for his legal acumen, and he would not be fearful of any other attorneys questioning him for 30 minutes.c >> laura: does he sleep with that chicken? i didn't know it was pronounced "acumen," i guess i am wrong. the real chickens are the democrats who are too afraid to admit that they got it all wrong on russian collusion. and you know what else? they are too afraid to actually advance an agenda to defend what other policies they want to forward now, in the midst of a
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roaring trump economy. that is hard stuff. so they revert to their same old tactics, which we have exposed by the way, and documented for all of you. with no glee, but we have had to document because it is important. night after night, we did that on the show. and just like with kavanaught they are now calling for someone else's head on a platter. >> i think attorney generaltt william barr ought to recognize that he has an obligation to resign. >> you'll burn through any credibility in that role, and i think he should resign. >> i think he should resign, and he has made it very clear that one, he is not able to perform his duties. >> laura: remember, by the way, that both kavanaugh and barr are bush republicans.he so when you think it is all about trump, anyone who is connected to thisba administration. they are going to go after you
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if you have a r after your name. my prediction, the more barr learns about who and what were behind the 2016 efforts to smea, trump, the nastier and more desperate the democrats attacks on barr will become. >> i don't want to be too specifics, i talked to horowitz a few weeks ago about it, and it is focused on the fisa, the basis for the fisa, and the handling of the fisa applications.s by necessity, it looks back a little bit earlier than that. >> laura: there must be a lot of obama democrats in and out of the deep state who are sweating now. they need barr's reputation to be tarnished. that way, whatever barr ultimately concludes about the obama doj can be written off as pro-trump propaganda. they have to do that to put this out. if hillary and company had maybe spent more time trying toto out-debate trump on the big
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issues of the day rather than funding phony dossiers, paying all of that money to fusion gps maybe she would have fared better the last election, i don't know. if democrats today focused more on improving the lives of everyday americans instead of acting out their silly schemes in a "kill bill" equal, maybe they would have more to show for their first 100 days of house rule been ridiculous subpoenas and character assassinations. i'm betting tonight that americans prefer substance and poise over stunts and noise any day. and that is the angle. joining me now with reaction robert gray, former whitewater independent counsel, delighted he is with us. >> good evening. >> laura: it is good to see you. the democrats, you get this clear sense, it struck me today this is a lot like what happened with kavanaugh. >> it is the politics of desperation, no shame ad hominem attacks.
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the only place left to go, of course, is now to impugn the integrity of bill barr. they have also tried it with rod rosenstein on his way out the door. and it will continue, and i think you are correct, it will get particularly pointed and more heated once bill barr does what he said he was committed to doing, and that is following up on the release of the ig's report, michael horowitz, and eventually and finally going inside the obama justice department, because it is clear he is headed there, as well as jim comey's tenure at the fbi. >> laura: and a new "politico" headline captures this moment it says "democrats channeled the trump outrage on barr." no better example of that in speaker pelosi. >> he lied to congress.
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the attorney general of the united states of america is not telling the truth to the congress of the united states. that is a crime. >> laura: well, barr did not. actually lie, and she and her entire caucus know it. robert, your thoughts on pelosi's smears? where, specifically, is she wrong here? >> she is not even specifying what she thinks is the lie. it is a serious charge. you're talking about, as you know, false statements to congress, or perjury, which would be a crime. look, i kind of tend to agree to keep this simple. ted cruz was right. really, what they democrats are about here is they don't likeht the answer is that they got, and the only thing that was withheld from the american people was the space of three weeks when the attorney general controlled the narrative before the release of the redacted mueller report. at the end of the day, that is what this is all about.
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the notion that we are now going to, yet again, try to criminalize one more thing whyn democrats don't get their way so the only resort they have which is how many times do you have to ring the bell before it cry wolf, before people finally conclude they really don't know what they're talking about? >> laura: the whole thing robert, the whole thing is when barr testified on april 10th, he was asked "do you think mueller disagrees with your conclusion on obstruction?" and he said i don't know. >> they completely ignore that. to this day, from what it sounds like, as i reviewed the testimony, to this day, i don't think attorney general barr to this day, meaning today, nose whether or not bob mueller agrees with his determination relative to the fact that there was sufficient evidence to prosecute the obstruction portion. >> laura: the phone calls they ded, give us your notes. he asked mueller, are you talking about the conclusion? and mueller said he was focused
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on the immediate reaction, they got the context wrong. it is defamatory, let's just be clear to the american public the smear of one of the most brilliant legal minds in the united states, with the utmost integrity, bill barr, one of the lowest moments of this u.s. senate judiciary committee, and i have seen a lot that i clerked for justice thomas, i saw whatwh they tried to do to him. and what they did to all of these great other nominees alonh the way. this was disgusting. but as i said in the angle, not at all surprising. >> not at all surprising, and when you look at it, in order to make the claim they do, frankly beyond the pale, like selectively parsed and edit from the attorney general's answer. once you do that, what credibility, really, do you have with the american people when you're trying to make an argument, really nothing. the attorney general has committed a crime? are you kidding?
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>> laura: this is all about trying to smear barr before the ig report comes out, and his findings about how this started with the deep state. i want to get this other piece of breaking news in. the real reason why democrats are trying to take down barr.. "the new york times," of all places, shocking a lot of people, reporting today that the fbi indeed sent a spy to try to trap former trump associate george papadopoulos in london. papadopoulos himself always contended he was being spied on and he was laughed at, but the liberal media, well, they just dismissed it. >> this noise we are hearing from papadopoulos and all the rest about something going on over there. it is spying, and i'm just wondering, spying seems to be a perfect word if you believe in the deep state coming against trump. >> when he makes a charge, like what he said about the wiretap he makes governance difficult c for himself. >> go go gadget backpedal, jake. >> for the attorney general to imply that there was spying domestically, he knows the
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language and terminology, and he knows what it connotes. >> laura: now you see barr has found out the dirty little secret about the spying conducted on the trump campaign and he is not about to step on the inspector general's upcoming report. joining robert ray is john iannarelli, he has been all over this issue. how big of a black eye is this for the fbi? a new york times bombshell. >> it is certainly a black eye for the people that are in charge and did this, unlikear anything i saw in the fbi during my career. to spy on a presidential campaign is unprecedented, and how they can deny this took place is unbelievable., >> laura: robert ray, this is something. papadopoulos said he was set up. >> right. >> laura: he is at ridiculed. all of these at civil libertarians, where are they tonight? i support the aclu, they are all
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for civil liberties, except the civil liberties of a conservative. >> papadopoulos has been saying for months, the ridiculous prosecutorial, investigative overreach, finally going to get to the bottom of what is the true story here, and whether you think spying is a pejorative term or not, look it up, there isn't any question that what appears to have happened is that spying was going on, not only with electronic surveillance but also the use of informants. and what amounts to an undercover. so i guess the question would be, in the midst of a presidential campaign, what you would ordinarily expect to happen, which didn't happen here. maybe you didn't want to talkk directly to the candidate, but i cannot imagine law enforcement foregoing the opportunity to have communicated to somebody trusted within the campaign, to say hey, look, we are looking at things. why didn't they go to rudy giuliani or chris christie? or jeff sessions?
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someone of integrity, to say hey, look, the campaign needs to be aware of the fact that we are concerned about potential contacts with russians, or whatever. >> laura: i will tell you why john. they knew it was a set up from the beginning. they knew this thing, they were hunting around, we are going to get into the ukraine angle here. they had a dnc operative trying to get dirt on trump. in ukraine! so where is the collusion with russia-trump? maybe it is ukraine-dnc. >> absolutely, they are looking for ways to get any dirt at all. as if any actually existed. more importantly, they trusted no one in the trump campaign? the fbi would normally make contact with somebody and say wd think we may have a problem. they didn't even have the decency or respect to try to make contact and say work with us. >> laura: so robert -- >> by the way, laura, and its continued. remember, recall also, the first weeks of the administration, jim
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comey gloated over the fact that he snuck fbi agents into the white house to talk to michael flynn. they were still doing it. >> laura: it was a big set up. flynn was part of it papadopoulos, carter page was the dupe they used the dossier to spy on. this was all part of the story unfolding, the democrats know it, that is why they are smearing barr. that is the only reason to smear barr at this point, the report is already out. guys, fantastic conversation love having you on. and coming up, team obama coming after our next guest for blowinn the lid off the biden family's ukraine dealings. peter schweitzer is here to respond in moments. and later, should congresswoman omar be booted from the foreign affairs committee? secretary of state mike pompeo addresses her latest slam on america.d so stay there. mike pompeo address you wouldn't accept an incomplete job from any one else. why accept it from your allergy pills? flonase sensimist relieves all your worst symptoms, including nasal congestion, which most pills don't. and all from a gentle mist
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♪ >> laura: when it comes to the media's coverage of this >> laura: when it comes to the media's coverage of this white house, it is tough to keep up with all of the falsehoods. we at "the ingraham angle" are going to try to change that and hold our media brethren and sisters accountable. tonight, we take a look back in a controversy that erupted over the security clearances of trump administration officials. it included a career civil servant being smeared, and the existence of what they were calling a whistle-blower, which
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some media folks couldn't get enough of.ha tonight, we have an update to that story. for more, are drained, joined by trace gallagher live in the west coast newsroom. >> for the first two years of the trump administration white house personnel director oversaw security clearances, and that placed him squarely in theu middle of a democratic lion's den where he was accused of being pushed by top white house aides into issuing security clearances for, among others president trump's daughter ivanka and son-in-law jared kushner. the democratic outrage was probably put forth by liberal media outlets. watch. >> elijah cummings told me last night, in his view, what is happening with the security clearance is a million times worse than what hillary clinton on the email controversy. >> security clearances are a presidential prerogative. how do you establish norms after those have been broken as badly as they have by this president? >> the common media narrative was that president trump told
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then white house counsel don mcgahn to order carl klein to issue ivanka and jared kushner's equity clearances. when he refused, he told white house chief of staff john kelly, said nobody in the white house, including john kelly, ever interfered or pressured him to grant or revoke a security clearance. his answer did not satisfy democrats. watch. >> i guess he is basically trying to say -- that is not there is much more information we need to dig into. >> like accused publicly mismanaging files. they responded to the accusation last month on "the ingraham angle." look. >> she was below carl in the chain of command and upset about
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some of the decisions he made and felt her superior didn't explain them to her. all of this is just dragging a career guy in for no reason. >> we should note g.o.p. congressman jim jordan said he was impressed with klein's decisions on security clearances. laura? >> laura: trace, thank you so much. so much for that scandal reporting, complete bunk. now onto another question: who was colluding with whom? the left is blame shifting on a story we have covered extensively on "the ingraham angle." the biden family's sketchy ties to ukraine. here is "the new york times" t headline: "biden faces conflict of interest questions that are being promoted by trump and allies." one of president barack obama's most senior advisors dan pfeiffer saying it is a conspiracy theory, "it is happening all over again, trump and his allies bully the doj into investigating, trump claims
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his opponent is corrupt." here to respond, here is peter t schweitzer, who wrote the book "secret empires," which exposed the biden family's corruption. break this down for our viewersr the ukraine connection, why this is not some pie-in-the-sky theory. >> when the book came out, and even today with "the new york times" confirming my reporting, the left is basically attacking me personally and now "the new york times." they are not disputing any of the facts, and the facts are simple, laura, and that is that hunter biden, joe biden's son got on the payroll of a very corrupt ukrainian energy company called burisma in the spring 2014, where he was paid about $50,000 a month to do "regulatory compliance" for this company.
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he now admits to "the new york times," that is not really what he did. he doesn't describe any work that he did, and the problem of course is that hunter biden had no background in ukraine, no background in energy, what he did have was a father who was vice president of thent united states, who was responsible for all aid flow of western dollars going to ukraine, and joe biden made decisions about when to look the other way, when money disappeared, as they did with privat bank, and other instancey when it did. d it is just a pattern, laura, we talked about it on your show before as it relates to china. the biden family has cashed in while joe biden was vice president, and they are not refuting any of the facts simply attacking me, and in this case, "the new york times." >> laura: in a few moments i'm going to talk to secretary of state pompeo about biden's curious position on china, that they are not a threat at all. i guess just a friendly country
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that is not very powerful. do you think we are going to learn more about this ukraine connection, specifically all of the trips that biden made in that last year of the obama-biden presidency? >> yeah, very curious. right before donald trump was being sworn in in the united states, where was joe biden in all places of the world? he was in ukraine. very unusual for a sitting vice president to spend his last few days in a foreign country that far away. we need to learn more about this. i've said before, the senate needs to have hunter biden come and testify, explain the $1.5 billion private equity deal he got from the chinese government, flying over on air force two with his dad, and he need to explain this dealal with the ukrainians that makes absolutely no sense. >> laura: we are out of time but think about what they say about ivanka and jared, that they are profiting and making all of this money, they are working in washington, leaving the cushy lifestyle i'm surehe
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they had in manhattan, trying to do stuff with this administration. they accuse them of everything it always turns out to be false and meanwhile, we have hunter biden making a lot of money while biden was vice president to chuck todd and these people oh, just a bunch of conservatives attacking biden. unbelievable. peter, thank you for reporting on this, as always. coming up, congresswoman ilhan omar says the chaos in venezuelo is all america's fault. joe biden, as i was saying wonders what the big deal isin about china anyway. secretary of state mike pompeo with his exclusive reaction next. next.
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♪ >> laura: venezuela was once a thriving, prosperous country but under socialist leaders government's seizure of everything -- nine in ten venezuelans in poverty.
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food so scarce they are forced to eat pigeons and cats they in -- they find in the street. maduro has tightened his grip leading to violence. congresswoman ilhan omar, you guessed it, is blaming us. >> a lot of the policies that we have put in place has kind of helped feed the devastation in venezuela, and we sort of set the stage for a where are arriving today, this particular bullying and the use of sanctions. >> laura: here now, secretary of state mike pompeo. mr. secretary, thank you for being with us tonight. when you hear a member of theo. house of representatives put thn blame squarely on the "bullies" in the united states, what we
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are seeing tonight in venezuelae what is your reaction? >> the nicest thing i can say is it is unbelievable ignorance. n it is just factually wrong. you hit it in your opening laura. the problems in venezuela have been years in the making, it has been a socialist regime, and the destruction of a wealthy nation. a nation with more oil reserves than any other country in the world come at a beautifull country with beautiful real estate and shorelines come all kinds of opportunity. for a member of congress frankly, one who sits on an important national committee making a statement blamingng america in this way, it is ignorant and disgusting. >> laura: what can you tell us tonight, not a successful transition in venezuela.ez guaido was the guy, the world community chose, why is he the right one at the right time? >> the world community hasy afforded it, but the venezuelan people chose him through their national assembly and the
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constitutional process for the military didn't fracture in the way that we would hope, but it is just a matter of time. it is the case that maduro may w rule for a while, but he will not govern. structurally, there is no way for him to stay in power. it is time for him to leave, and made the cubans on russians to follow him out the door. >> laura: we have a problem at our southern border, hundreds of thousands of people a month being apprehended and released into the country. why are we focusing at all on venezuela? >> we can do more than one thing at a time. we have an obligation to secure our southern border, but we have had 3 million people, 3 millione migrants leave venezuela, and it will end up somewhere -- today they are in colombia, chile peru, we have an important responsibility in venezuela. first, we want to support democracy in south america, it is important for our vital national security interest, but it is also the case when we see a humanitarian crisis like this the american people understand
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that taking food and providing humanitarian support is something we should do. >> laura: i want to move ontoo another topic, china, what you've been addressing lately. joe biden doesn't seem to think china is a big threat. let's watch let's watch. >> china is going to eat ourur lunch? come on, man. they can't even figure out how to deal with the fact that they have this great division between the china sea in the mountains in the east -- i meet in the west. they are not bad folks, folks but guess what? n they are not competition for us. >> laura: i don't personally know what to say about that. china, not a threat to the united states? what is the truth there?ha >> president trump and our administration has taken the threat from china very, very seriously, very different from what we just heard there. >> laura: he's leading in the polls. >> we understand the threat. there is a trade imbalance that president trump has tried to take on and get a fair and reciprocal trade between the united states and china.
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the chinese are working to put their systems and networks across the world so they can steal your information. you talked about this, we talked about a million of their ethnic minorities being held in reeducation camps. this is stuff reminiscent of the 1930s, presenting a real challenge to united states, and this administration is prepared to take this on. >> laura: american high-tech companies in china, a lot of concern that there has been, i guess, inadvertent assistance to the communist regime as they seek to dominate part of the road initiative, every industry including space, weaponry artificial intelligence but what can you tell us about the concerns of american big tech going to china to set up shop? >> we have to talk to each of these businesses. it is true, i think america was slow to recognize this challenge.
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the previous administration, the obama administration, did not want to touch it. this is what the technology is being used for, here's who you are selling to, the separation between private companies, theof government, doesn't exist there not remotely like we have in the united states. we have made clear to them that their technology is being used in ways they may not be aware of, and the impact, not only the impact it has for american national security, but the impact on the business and the business' reputation is very real. >> laura: mr. secretary, i also want your reaction to something one of your predecessor said last night on msnbc. watch. >> why should russia have all the fun? and since russia is clearly packing republicans, why don't we ask china to back us? not only that, china, if you are listening, why don't you get trump's tax returns. let's have a great power contest and get the chinese in on the side of somebody else. >> laura: leading democrat she was on for an hour last
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night. the great power contest, asking china to dump the tax returns. >> there is a great power contest taking place, i think that is true. i only wish when she was secretary of state, she would've taken it on rather than allowing it to get to where it is today. we are taking this seriously. i hadn't heard those comments before. they don't remotely sound like what ought to be done by americans, certainly not what president trump and this administration is going to do to make sure we keep america safe recognize china has 1.5 billion people, there will be commerce between the two countries, and we are to make sure america is prepared so we can continue to be the world's leading power 10 20, 50 years from now. >> laura: are you having more fun now than you were as ciati director? if i could choose between one and the other, which one is more fun? >> they are very different jobs and i have enjoyed them both. >> laura: what a diplomat! thank you for being here tonight, mr. secretary. one of our favorites is here next, dr. drew pinsky on burger king's on happy meals
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>> laura: one of our favorites is back with us tonight to tackle a few ridiculous stories. board certified, host of "dr. drew after dark," dr. drew pinsky joins us. a lot of stuff to get to. first off, fast food giant burger king used to be known for its snappy slogan, "have it your way," but now have launched a
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bizarre new campaign that takes on its arrival, mcdonald's happy meal. happy meal. ♪ ♪ >> laura: i love that. should major brands like this be waiting into mental health issues? >> the box, not so much, it is mental health awareness month and god bless them for wanting to bring awareness to mental health, but i am flabbergasted at the way they are doing it. the different meals, is this anything about mental health? here we are talking about mental health, so goal achieved, guys. i guess it is just about having the conversation, but i find it very strange that they teamed up with mental health america.
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i don't know who they are. it is an organization that says it is all about preventing people from developing mental health problems, and the board of directors has no physicians. we have the national alliance of mental illness, national mental health, american psychological association, american psychiatric association, how about bringing those guys in? i don't know that they would be so hip on these meals you areme producing. >> laura: i love the fact that people are talking about mental health challenges, because it is common and we all go through difficult times in our lives. i'm glad they are doing that. however, i don't think people go to get food to get into a discussion.es people are just running in to get a meal. they are ramping a fight with mcdonald's, healthy competition with mcdonald's into "we care about mental health," it's a little off. it seems off to me. >> it is quite off, but the
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weird thing, laura, is here we are talking about it. they want to sell hamburgers, we are talking about burger king mcdonald's with the same breath. they want awareness about mentae health awareness month, we are talking about that. in some weird way, missionut accomplished, but i'm just saying, i don't know what they've accomplished other than saying it is mental health awareness month. put some of the suicide prevention hotline on there talk about schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, educate people, give us something on the box other than "yaaaas." far be it from me to judge. >> laura: in march, at your alma mater put out a common language guide, a 40 page glossary of terms supposed to address that they need to come to a common and shared understanding of language about identity, privilege, inclusion. the guide included a whopping 97 terms under gender and the gender identity section.
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taken down from the college's website, but you can still find it. are these kind of gender codes getting out of control? what is going on here? >> i like the idea of trying to have language, i can keep track of things day-to-day. i would love a code of language to make sure i am using language appropriately. but in this little circular they are also saying things like, well, if you're a heterosexual white female you can't be a feminist because you are part of the male whitehi privilege oppression, therefore your view of feminism is so deeply skewed that you can't possibly -- that is part of your owners. the other thing is, two things -- one, you're talking about controlling language, and that is a very dangerous road to go down. that bothers me on one hand. and the other is, it ends up being a snake that starts eating itself. for instance, as you go down the road, gender discussions eventually somebody startsge coming to the conclusion that gender doesn't exist.
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it is purely a social construct. if there is no gender, if there is no male, and if you can't have two males, can't have twor, females, and have male or n female, gay doesn't exist? heterosexual doesn't exist? suddenly the snake is eating itself. a lot of people are not too happy with that. >> laura: no, colleges -- it is now becoming absolutely insane. liberals were supposed to be about being open toup conversation, and now they are all about codes and controlling conduct. dr. drew, great to see you, as always. and coming up, possible conflicts of interest popping up.dr the state's attorney who refused to prosecute jussie smollett. plus, a mayor we interviewed here resigns in shame. we will tell you why next. shame.
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's ♪ >> laura: have you seen this? kim foxx found herself in hot water again. you know her well, the state attorney who refused to prosecute hate crime hoaxer jussie smollett despite all of the evidence against him. trace gallagher live in the west coast newsroom with details. >> laura, the judge in this case made it crystal clear he was set to rule on whether to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the jussie smollett case, then the woman who petitioned for it put the brakes on.
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former appellate court judge sheila o'brien asked him to recuse himself because his son works for cook county state attorney kim foxx. the judge was unhappy but agreed to consider it, so the legal jockey and goes on. o'brien is fighting for a special prosecutor because she said smollett received special treatment, but attorney kim foxx said in might interfere with the investigation now underway by the cook county inspector general. foxx is against a special prosecutor, but in late march she rode an op-ed in the "chicago tribune" saying she was in favor of it. "let me say public and clearly that i welcome and outside nonpolitical review of how we handle this matter. i am not perfect, nor is any other prosecutor out there, but ensuring that i and my office have our communities trust is paramount. foxx is also trying to prevent the release of files and documents from her and her top deputy, joseph magats.
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saying that request for information violates state law. they were not in court today saying they were not bound by subpoenas mandating their presence. meantime, baltimore mayor catherine pugh announced her resignation today, they called on her to quit after it was revealed that she made roughly $800,000 from her children's books about health and nutrition from sales to hospitals and other companies with ties to the city. some believe they were illegal kickbacks. laura? >> laura: unbelievable. trace working hard for us tonight. we will be right back with thed "last bite."
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>> president trump: every citizen has the absolute right to liv >> every citizen has the absolute right to live according to the teachings of their faith and the convictions of their heart. this is the bedrock of american life. >> trump's words after the national prayer breakfast
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amazing, especially the comfort provided to rabbi goldstein in the wake of the devastating attack on his synagogue. great moment today not covered by many in the white house, it deserves more attention, that's all the time we have tonight. and exclusive today, kellyanne conway was on fire. shannon bream and the fox news in 19 take it from here. >> we begin with a fox news alert. donald trump tonight telling democrats it is over. he has lost his patience and done began will not be testifying anymore but he has tough words for joe biden and fired fbi director james comey. katherine herridge has more of her wide-ranging interview with the president, the president weighing in on bill bar tonight, being bombarded by calls to resign or

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