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pete: thank you very much. jedediah: a puppy mentioned in there. pete: thank you. ed: great job it was a lot of fun. pete: thank you for joining us on this sunday. go to church. jedediah: see you next week. maria: good sunday morning everyone thanks so much for joining us i'm maria bartiromo joining us excuse exclusively straight straight ahead fox republican leader kevin mccarthy , and reaction to one gop lawmaker claiming president trump committed impeachable offenses, we'll also hear from the ranking members of two powerful committees this morning , congressman doug collins on the democratic colleagues targeting attorney general bill barr before the justice department inspector general releases his report, on the origins of the russia probe, and congressman mac thornberry is here, and how concerns over the chinese telecom giant huawei
may be impacting u.s. china trade talks plus michigan congresswoman is here with us co -chair of the communications committee and former house oversight committee chairman trey gowdy, why he says when it comes to the origins of the russia probe look to e-mails between james comey and john brennan all that as we look ahead right now right here on "sunday morning futures." on the long-awaited doj inspector general's report on the origins of the russia investigation is expected to be completed in the coming weeks. a source telling fox news that i g michael horowitz is focusing on the role of the steele dossier. it's securing its surf advisory surveillance warrant on carter page: attorney general william barr says he has questions about how then president-elect trump was breached on the selacious and unverified material in that
dossier. >> in the period of time between election day and the inauguration, did anyone in government or take action to justify their decisions? >> i think there was some very strange developments during that period. that's one of the things we want to look into. >> such as? >> such as the handling of the meeting on january 6, between the intelligence chiefs and the president and the leaking of information subsequent to that meeting. >> what questions do you have about what happened that day? >> again i won't get into it. >> but it's on your mind? >> it's one of the things we need to look at. maria: attorney general barr with bill hammer there joining me is congressman from georgia doug collins the ranking republican and house judiciary committee congressman good to see you thanks for joining us. >> great to be with you. maria: first your reaction to the ag speaking out and making no bones about it. there were questions then, he has more questions now. >> i believe when he's getting into it maria what we're seeing is attorney general barr being
an attorney general. he's actually looking at his department and what has happened and he sees what's been going on over the past couple years and wants to know what the predicate is how did we get here, was there things done right or wrong this is an attorney general who seems to really take his job seriously whose been very straightforward with the american people, he's been very straightforward with congress and with the media. i think this is the thing that we have needed the most in this is clarity from someone who says let's find the answers let's take all of the spin-off and let's get to the bottom of it. maria: you and your colleagues have done a ton of work on this and seen a lot of the redacted material and the classified information. now we know john durham is on the case. what will this u.s. attorney find out do you think in terms of the most damming evidence? >> this is going to be the interesting part and i think it really speaks well for the attorney general and also why the democrats are so afraid of this attorney general actually asking the real tough questions and putting mr. durham in charge of this. the things that would concern me the most damming things i'd be looking at is was there information that was misleading
to the fisa court? was there lies and abuses coming out? was there other issues that have been misrepresented maybe before congress or before other agencies, as we go forward? i think these are the questions that you have to ask. he said we're going to investigate this and see what was out there because there's too many discrepancies but if there's some out there who have been trying to cover up their tracks i think bill barr will get to the bottom of it. maria: the fbi has been saying now that the investigation or the count inintelligence investigation began in july of 2016, but we could put george mr. leynaud: on was thrown out as early as march of 2016 are we learning the spying and informants began way before the official beginning of that investigation which they are saying is july of 2016? >> well i think that's what the we're beginning to see and that's the unraveling that is
coming apart here and you see many of the players actually trying to come out and spin stories differently. we're seeing story in totality and you and i talked about this before. he goes back to what started under the mid-year investigation the clinton e-mail investigation , with strzok and page and baker, comey, all of this coming together and so now, we're getting a better picture of the intent and better picture of what they were actually planning, as this is actually investigated this is where i believe we will see the either the information of what many of us thought there was this determination that they didn't like the president now president trump, candidate trump at the time and they were do everything in their possibility to keep that from happening. maria: and some people are still doing that. you've got james comey out and about doing town halls, doing interviews and tweeting. this last tweet, he sent outlast night. look at this. the ag should stop sliming his own department, if there are bad facts show us, or search for
them professionally and then tell us what you found. an ag must act like the leader of the department of justice, an organization based on truth. donald trump has enough spokes people. wow, considering this was the former fbi director who met with the then-attorney general loretta lynch on the tarmac two days before he was supposed to interview the subject, hillary clinton. >> yeah, i'm beginning to believe he protested it a little bit too much. i think the issue here is someone who for years when he was not being scrutinized was looked at as captain america figure i'm stepping forward for the good of the opportunity are and now we're beginning to see that james comey is a much more political animal than he's led on to be. he's actually been at the center of this whole thing the last two and a half years and now he's actually talking about attorney general barr and maybe i'm not sure where he's coming from on that part because the former fbi director has put enough slime out there himself by how he's acted and went forward on many things when we look at his
performance especially coming out of the clinton investigation into the issues with the fisa, into the issues of the russia investigation. like i said, i think we're finding someone whose protesting a little bit too much because he now knows somebody actually may look at what he actually did do. maria: right and that's exactly what the ag is doing. let me ask you about robert mueller, because your committee has wanted to speak with him to have him come down and testify in front of judiciary. is somebody slow walking this, what's going on? >> seems to be at this point in the attorney general actually talked the other day and says he has no problem for mueller to come and others have as well because we have serious questions about the mueller report as well not just the fact there was no collusion no obstruction and no charge but actually what did he look at? when did he actually come to the conclusion there was no obstruction? when did he actually decide there were issues we didn't look into the dossier more? these are the kind of questions we want to see but it is interesting that the chairman of my committee chairman nadler talked about getting mueller there and then he talks to him more and we're still not having
it here so i think the interesting thing maria is democrats are becoming more and more concerned about what they're finding out. they did not get out of the phillip rivers what they wanted, and now they are beginning to worry if mueller comes in and confirms they are in a tough political position and that is the problem they are facing is what did they do with what they promised when they went out and said all this is going to be proven and donald trump is guilty, now they are having to deal with reality. maria: it's one reason you've been releasing a lot of transcripts and these closed- door testimonies, so that the american people can understand exactly what was said during these testimonies. are you going to be releasing more testimonies? >> we will be. we're making that final case right now. we're getting it altogether but we will be soon maria. maria: are you releasing andrew mccabe's testimony? >> he'll be part of the group that is released, yeah. maria: i wonder because i know you spoke to andrew mccabe early on i'm wondering if you believe
that attorney general bill barr should have andy mccabe come down and speak to him. >> well i think that'll be what the process of the attorney general is actually looking into , as we go forward, he will be caught up with the questions of just how this got started. bill barr made it very clear. i want to see how this started and know how this progressed and i want to know how it is actually coming to play because what he is undoubtedly has seen and there's nothing to doubt bill barr's honesty and his truthfulness. he's been truthful in everything he's said so far to everyone so i think he is really taking this in a very panoramic view and looking at it from all sides and said i want my folks to look at this and determine was there something wrong, if there was something wrong they will be held accountable and it won't happen again. this epidemic in our history is something we need to make sure the fbi and department of justice is operating as it should and american citizens don't have to worry about a fisa process and a fisa court being
abused. maria: well there was misleading information which people want to understand why the fisa court was not told that hillary clinton and the democrats actually paid for that steele dossier. i want to ask you about what you're doing in this upcoming week because congressman, i know that your committee is voting on three bills when it comes to immigration. stay with us we'll take a short break, doug collins, be back with you to talk about immigration and your proposals as the crisis along the southern border rages on. what is the democrat plan and do they actually acknowledge there is a problem? plenty more high profile guests straight ahead with breaking news, house armed service committee ranking member mac thornberry on china and iran, kevin mccarthy and trey gowdy is here as well, he's got an important e-mail to tell us about, follow me on twitter at maria bartiromo at sunday futures, or instagram at sunday futures we'll be right back. stay with us.
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maria: welcome back i'm back with the ranking republican and the house judiciary committee georgia congressman doug collins and congressman i just want to wrap up what we were just talking about before we get into immigration. it was just about three days before hillary clinton was to be interviewed before the fbi, for the investigation into hillary clinton's e-mails and her husband, bill clinton, met with loretta lynch on the tarmac in phoenix. you remember the day, i remember the day, and our viewers know exactly what went on there. do you think this is going to be part of any of these investigations that e-mail investigation of hillary clinton and why her husband met with the sitting attorney general and if i remember correctly at the time they said they decided to talk about grandkids. >> [laughter] that was the most reported grand kid conversation in history. i think it's going to get caught up because you may see some investigation but i believe what the attorney general is looking at is where did this come from and i think there's some overlap between the players and that's
something he's made a very point of. and field level agents did not do most of the investigation. this was conducted at the senior level at the department of justice so when you look at the investigation into the russian part and then you also look at how it came over from the mid- year investigation i think you'll see a lot of overlap so there could be some questions there we'll have to see how the usa wants to do that. maria: i just tried it, so rich, that here is james comey criticizing bill barr when in fact he was overseeing the fbi at the time that hillary's husband meets with his boss, loretta lynch. let me move on to immigration because the house judiciary committee this upcoming week is going to be voting on three immigration bills wednesday, the first real action in the house has taken on this issue although you have a bill on the border crisis. tell me about what you'll be voting on this upcoming week? >> well this week we're dealing with dreamers and again this is the unfortunate part of what we had maria for many of us who believe there are bipartisan
solutions especially formations and other things the judiciary committee has been on two tangents and chairman nadler can't get off of it one is messaging bills that will never become law and if they did they would be harmful and number two, not dealing with the crisis on the border. this weeks dreamer bill is an expansion of amnesty for those who came over, perceive aboutly under those, the children who came over with no way of having control of that by parent. the bill has a lot of problems we'll be dealing with that in committee this week but the question i have for my chairman and others is why are we not focused on the crisis at the border that the president has been talking about for a long time but now is averaging over the past week or so, 4,500 apprehensions a day, these are family units and if anybody doesn't believe this is a crisis two things. one, this is bigger than the numbers when president obama went on tv and made the plea saying we have a crisis and we actually stayed that summer and gave more money and there seemed to be bipartisan support at that point for the unaccompanied minors coming across-the-boarder now it seems like the democrats simply want to use them as pawns
the other thing is if you don't believe this is a problem if you don't believe we need to fix it which is what my bill does is there was a 51-year-old honduras just recently who had been deported once had came over with a six-month old child that was not his relative knowing that once they got here, he would be treated differently because he had the unaccompanied minor with him. think about that for a second if you don't leave there's a problem we got a problem. maria: we're looking at pictures of when we did "sunday morning futures" from the border in el paso, texas just a couple of weeks ago and i'm talking to these children, one an eight- year-old and 10-year-old who were alone they crossed the border alone the other woman holding an infant had been walking and hitchhiking for three months. it's an incredible story, particularly what you see happening with children, so what did you think of the president's analysis this week and his plan to tackle the border crisis, now , 520,000 apprehensions just since october, we saw many of them while we were standing right there talking to border patrol. >> the numbers are staggering
and i'm proud of the president. i think that what the president has done is taken a twofold approach. one this week he actually introduced and discussed legal immigration which is something that the is valuable to our economy, valuable to our nation, and sovereignty the status is people who want to come here who can produce and be a part from all over the world no matter where they come from having that ability to come under our legal immigration system and i'm glad that he is focused on that because it's something that frankly also the democrats have ignored completely as well, but he also again continues the two- fold purpose on the border itself that's where my bill comes in and what he has discussed dealing with the flore s decision which means we can't keep the unaccompanied minors in custody for more than 20 days and we also have the asylum in my bill which is raising the incredible fear standard right now more than 90% cross the border and say i have credible fear if i go back something would happen to me they're let in but when they come back if they do come back to the immigration court, less than 10% are actually roughly around 10% are actually getting
to stay under that standard. we've got to fix that the last one is the trafficking victims protection act which means we cannot send an up accompanied minor back to their home if they're not in mexico or canada. these three areas, the flores, asylum and trafficking is really the key crux of taking away just the heinous act of letting people think that there's something better they take on these trips, the young people that you saw, those children coming across. coyotes are getting two-for-one discounts because they have to dump them at the border and we have to take them because we have an incentive for folks around the world to get out of bad conditions and make horrific trips when we need to have a legal, safe route for people to come but also need to control our borders. maria: it's a very dangerous situation we'll be watching it and senator lindsey graham is working on a similar piece of legislation as well, over in the senate. congressman good to see you thanks so much. >> maria take care. maria: straight ahead the foreign ministers of both iran and china meeting as tensions are flaring up between both
countries and the united states. what did they discuss? what are the next steps for the trump adminitration when it comes to dealing with both beijing and tehran? the ranking republican and the house armed services committee, mac thornberry is with me next and then trey gowdy on e-mails between former fbi director james comey and his senior upper staff, of that selacious dossier that was for the fisa warrant back in a moment. as much for insurance... as not safe drivers! that's why esurance has drivesense.® the safer you drive, the more you save. although i'm not really driving right now that would be unsafe. when insurance is affordable, it's surprisingly painless.
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friday with his chinese counter part in beijing. the wall street journal reports that they discussed saving the iran nike deal, president trump abandoned a year ago, joining me right now is ranking republican on the house armed services committee texas congressman mac thornberry. thanks for joining us. your reaction to that discussion about getting back into the iran nuclear deal? >> well, i think both countries have an interest in thwarting u.s. policy and they are probably talking with each other about how they can cooperate to do that. it extends far beyond the u.s. nuclear deal, iran is causing mischief and worse, throughout the middle east and of course china has interest in diminishing our influence there, abdomen so they have some things in common. maria: before i get a little deeper into china, let me ask you about the threat around iran , because the secretary of state, mike pompeo, directed all non-essential employees to leave
iraq, immediately. last time we did that, i believe was right before the iraq war, so many years ago. how serious is the threat right now with iran? >> the threat is serious. i have been in three classified meetings or briefings over the past two weeks and i think there's no doubt that the information and warnings we have received are far more serious than the normal sort of information we get about iran's malicious acts and that elevated threat is particularly directed towards americans, and i think anyone really has to have their political blinders on to dismiss this elevated threat information that we have received and i think the administration has responded appropriately, by making it clear not just through words, but through actions, movement of troops and forces and so forth, that if i ran
attacks us, we will respond. maria: do you expect any disruption in terms of the oil markets given what the iranians might be able to do there? >> well there could be. we saw this past week four tank ers receive some sort of attack or explosion that did not sink them but it may have been a warning sign that iran could do worse and remember the context here is iran's economy is in real trouble and oil is a major factor in their economy so all of this could be part of their plan to in crease the price of oil, help their old economy, and cause some disruption throughout the persian gulf. maria: and then there's china. let me ask you about the disruption there. "the talks" have collapsed in terms of the u.s. and china doing a trade deal and we talk a lot about this partnership as an
economic partnership, but there's a real national security around china. can you walk us through it? well i think you're right its certainly gone beyond trade and economics at this point. part of what's at stake is which nation is going to set the standard for the rest of the world, which nations values are going to pre dominate. we see china using not just their military, but their economic and trade leverage and investment all over the world to get their hooks into some of these less-developed countries who are just desperate for roads and other kinds of infrastructure, but once china starts getting their hooks in them, then they expect those lesser-developed countries to tow the line, and they're doing it not just in asia but in africa and all sorts of places around the world. we see chinese influence in south america for example,, so this really is a worldwide
competition, a strategic competition that goes far beyond trade and economics and i think that it's very important for the president not to capitulate and back down now in these trade talks because there are things that are much bigger at stake. maria: and when you say get their hooks in there let's explain that for a moment because china has a lot of money , it throws it around, it may acquire various firms if they want that technology, and those companies who are money losing will just get acquired by chinese. they are also telling countries in africa and throughout europe, we have you back when it comes to infrastructure of telecom. we will build your infrastructure with huawei technology. what are the risks around that? >> oh, they're enormous and they're not just doing that in africa and south asia. even in europe they will go into europe with very low cost telecommunications equipment, but there is a real significant
danger with all of that chinese- built equipment that it doesn't just perform its mission , but it also is a threat to the information that passes through that equipment, and sends it back home to beijing, and so one of our major areas of discussion in recent months, with our european allies, is don't be swayed by these low- cost deals that china is trying to make with you, because there is a real threat to your security and our ability to share information, so whether it is huawei routers, whether it is financing ports and infrastructure and so forth with debt terms that the countries can't possibly payback, whether it is as you mentioned, buying firms to get their intellectual property, stealing intellectual property all over the world,
there is a worldwide competition going on here. china has all sorts of levers and tools to use, and it's using them effectively. maria: go ahead, sir. >> i was just going to say it's very important for us, number one to be aware and number two, to use the tools that we have, more effectively, in pushing back. maria: what is why secretary pomona joined me recently and said if the europeans use huawei telecom, we will have to share less information with them, because everybody is involved. congressman, it's good to have you on the program thanks very much, sir. >> thank you. maria: still ahead house republican leader kevin mccarthy is here, and former house oversight committee chairman trey gowdy, we'll be right back. my experience with usaa
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workers. joining me right now is house minority leader kevin mccarthy
from florida today thanks for being here. >> thanks for having me. maria: your reaction to the president's plan and the fact that the administration is lifting those tariffs on mexico and canada, perhaps as a way to make the u.s. mca legislation easier to pass. >> well two milestones just happened in the last week. lifting the steel tariffs on canada and mexico make it even closer to passing u.s. mca, and then look what happened in mexico. one of the requirements the democrats have had is that they change their labor laws. well that has passed the senate in mexico, so now there's nothing holding us back to pass the bill that would bring more jobs to america, and the timing could not be more perfect. it will only make us stronger in this battle with china, where china doesn't want to have a fair trade agreement, but it would unite americas and that is something that would be much stronger in this debate going forward, make america stronger, make our economy even bigger and
create they're talking about more than 200,000 new jobs so there's only one person holding this up, the speaker, nancy pelosi can call up that vote and it will pass. maria: well that's the thing hasn't she said she's not bringing it to the floor right now. are you expecting the u.s. mca to come to the floor for a vote so it can pass? >> i want it to come to the floor because it will pass, and the requirements the democrats have asked for have now been met those milestones of the steel tariffs, the idea that mexico would even have a vote in their own senate to change their labor laws, proves as an opportunity now to move forward, and i think it's a better time to do it now than moving later into the year, especially when we're dealing with china right now. you would want america to have a stronger hand in this debate. maria: so what can you get done with the democrats? let me just end the u.s. mca conversation here. do you expect it to come to the floor any time soon? >> i want it to come to the floor. maria: but you don't know?
>> there's one person that determines that. the speaker of the house. maria: uh-huh. >> and i think even from looking at america, understanding politics, knowing the presidential campaign is going to be moving forward, let's put people before politics this makes america stronger, you asked for certain requirements those have been met, now is the perfect time to really focus on america, move this forward and right now, in the next two months would be the best time to vote on it. maria: what have you worked together with the democrats on? can you point us to some successes or work that could be successful, in terms of the two parties working together so far? >> look as republican leader i will work with anyone that wants to work and move america forward and we had two opportunities but it's very concerning just in the last week. we were working about lowering prescription drugs and energy and commerce we actually passed three bills that would give the public and the consumer
more options at a lower price, and it passed unanimously with every republican and every democrat
voting for it, but before it came to the floor, the democrat leadership put a poison pill in it, and in this poison pill, dealing with the affordable care act, they were now going to remove according to the congressional budget office 1.5 million americans preferred health plan. they wanted to make sure that this bill would not become law. even one of the congresswoman who one of the best friends with the speaker said she did not like this path going forward and then when we look at ways and means we just had the secure act dealing with pensions and other items pass the committee unanimously with every republican and democrat and do you know what's happening now before it's coming to the floor? they are removing the 529 plan that gives the parents the freedom to save money for their kid's college. they're voicing their promise and if that is the pattern, how could we ever get to an infrastructure deal? our other item that is the concern. this is not the same democratic party in the path.
this has become a socialistic democratic party that wants greater control over our life and less freedom. maria: so you're saying that you have produced bills but when it's actually time to vote on them your colleagues on the left are putting new things in there to make it hard for people to agree on? >> maria look at this. in committee, every republican and every democrat voted, very tough discussion about prescription drugs, one that the consumers on all ends would win, and then when it came to save their parents being able to save money for their children's college, the democrats have put poison pills and i've said it on your show before. this new democrat socialistic party is more concerned in subpoenas than they are with solutions. name one problem they solved in this new majority. maria: there's also the op-ed you wrote last week with mitch mcconnell about the house standing against the toxic bds movement and now there was a bill which chuck schumer supported and co-sponsored. where does that stand in terms of anti-israel rhetoric?
>> this is one of the most concerning. here is a bill that passes the senate 77-23. chuck schumer not only voted for it he co-sponsored it. it has come to the house. they won't even schedule it in a committee. this is what we're talking about when you say anti-semitism. it's about boycotting, sanctions against israel, wanting israel to fail. the democrats say one thing but this new socialistic democratic party won't even allow this to go into committee so we have one rule that we can deal with. it's called a discharge petition , congressman brian mass set it up so all it takes is 218 members to sign that to bring that bill directly to the floor, only 21 democrats need to sign it. they talk about it but let's see if they really will stand up to the anti-semitism things coming out. not across this world but right in its own house. maria: even within your own party, with your own convention here, you've got division. i want to read this quote, this
tweet, from justin amash, your colleague on the gop says here are my principal conclusions. attorney general barr deliberately misrepresented mueller's report. president trump has engaged in impeachable conduct. partisanship eroded our system of checks and balances, few members of congress have read the mueller report. president trump has responded this and the president tweeted right after amash tweet and he says never a fan of a total lightweight who opposes me and some of our great republican ideas and policies just for the sake of getting his name out there through controversy. what's happening, sir? >> well apparently those who know him this is exactly what he wants he wants to have attention , you've got to understand justin amash. he's been in congress quite some time i think he's asked one question. he votes more with nancy pelosi than he ever votes with me. it's a question whether he's even in our republican conference as a whole. what he wants is attention in this process.
he's not a criminal attorney. he's never met mueller, barr, and now he's coming forward with this because this is what he wants he wants a sunday show to put his name forward with a question. it's really disturbing, because when you watch on the floor, you could have a bill with a 400 vote all supporting it, there will always be one opposed and that is justin amash. maria: it's also speculated he wants to run against president trump in the 2020 election as a libertarian. has he said that to you? >> i know he's said it on some show before. he had a very hard time winning in the last election so i wonder , maybe he wants some type of exit strategy, but it's very disturbing. this is exactly what you would expect. he never supported the president and i think he's just looking for attention. maria: congressman good to see you. >> thank you. maria: congressman kevin mccarthy. up next you'll hear from the other side of the aisle. stay with us. le who wanted to get away who used expedia to book the hotel
maria: we just heard from republican leader kevin mccarthy , and now congresswoman it's always a pleasure, thank you for being here please respond to what you just heard from your colleague on the right , kevin mccarthy who says your party is more interested in subpoenas as opposed to solutions. so i'm going to so disagree with him. i have great respect for kevin mccarthy and i heard a lot of talking points this morning. i am one of those p employee who said from the beginning, congress has an oversight responsibility. we need to continue that oversight, but we've got both parties by the way have got to deliver for the people, and he was right to talk about prescription drugs, but where you go across the country is all i've heard about again this weekend people are worried about the cost of health care and their prescription drugs. maria: how come you couldn't get it over the line or the drug price bill over the line then? >> well we did, we passed some bills this week, on drug pricing but the fact of the matter is we've got to do a lot more. i hope we can do it in a
bipartisan way because here is the reality. we can get bills through the house, we want to work in energy and commerce which is online, moving out these bills to more bipartisan we make them the much better off for the country and we need the senate to move the bill. i assure you we will get bills out of the house, and we will do it quickly. let's hope that we can get bills that are bipartisan and that we can get the president to sign. maria: what about you at mca. are you voting for u.s. mca? >> i'm not there yet. maria: why not? >> there's two issues. one is that we made progress in mexico on the labor provisions, but its got to be stronger enforcement of those labor provisions and they are going to make it there. general motors moved to put a plant in mexico and is paying $ 1.50 an hour and we're competing with that salary and it's not tough enough to make sure that doesn't happen yet and two, kevin mccarthy did not talk about the fact that there are pharmaceutical provisions that
will increase the cost of drugs. we need to address those, ambassador lighthizer knows that has to be addressed and he is dealing with the speaker of the house. we know we need a level playing field, that's an important piece of legislation, but its got to be done right. maria: so you've got 100,000- plus jobs on the line. are you willing to vote "no" on u.s. mca and let those jobs go away? >> well i'm never going to vote against a job but i'm not going to vote for a bad bill, and i think that's what legislation is you move together. you compromise. maria: how about all of the anti -israel rhetoric going on in your chamber? >> you heard what kevin mccarthy said what about that? >> i think we're at a unique time in american history and look, i have one of the most unique districts in the country. the highest population of muslims in the country but i also have very significant
jewish community and both communities are under attack, but people that are targeting them with hatred and fear and bigotry. we got to stand up against all of this. you no one of the most fundamental pillars of our constitution is freedom of religion and these two communities, i am absolutely for a free state of israel. we have to make sure they can be there but we've got to stop this muslims that happens in this country too, we're a country that believes in freedom of religion and freedom of speech. maria: congresswoman thank you so much for joining us. >> thank you. maria: we'll be right back with trey gowdy and some interesting news, wait until you hear this about this e-mail from 2016 stay with us. moving? that's harder now because of psoriatic arthritis. but you're still moved by moments like this. don't let psoriatic arthritis take them away. taltz reduces joint pain and stiffness and helps stop the progression of joint damage. for people with moderate to severe psoriasis, 90% saw significant improvement.
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the origins of the russia probe. let's bring in trey gowdy, the former chairman of the house oversight committee it it is great to see you. >> yes, ma'am thank you. maria: your reaction to what you heard from bill barr. obviously, the democrats are painting him now as being political and not being the honest broker that they said he was at the beginning. >> yeah, i don't think they like the old ag, either. they're not going to like whoever replaces bill barr. there are a lot of serious questions that need to be asked when does the russia probe begin and when did it become hopefully co-mingled with the trump campaign, what was the fact you'll predicate, where are the transcripts, if any exist between the informants and the telephone calls to mr. leynaud: george why didn't he do a follow-up, defensive briefing that doesn't even get to the whole fisa story and that's just the spring and summer of 2016. there are lots of questions and
i hope bill barr finds someone who is good enough to answer them. maria: yeah, you brought that up , the fbi agents conversations is because when an fbi agent sends in informants to someone they're looking at typically those conversations are recorded , right? those people are wired. >> yeah, if the bureau is going to send an informant in it's going to be wired and if the bureau is monitoring telephone calls there's a transcript of that, and some of us, have been fortunate enough to know whether or not those transcripts exist, but they haven't been made public and i think one in particular is going, it has the potential to actually persuade people, very little on this russia probe, i'm afraid, is going to persuade people who hate trump or love trump but there is some information in these transcripts that i think has the potential to be a game changer, if it's ever made public. maria: you say that's exculpator y evidence and when
people see that they will say wait why wasn't this presented to the court earlier? >> yeah, john ratcliffe is exercised over the obligations the government has to tell the whole truth to a court when you are speaking permission to spy or do surveillance on an american and part of that includes the responsibility of providing information that tends to show the person did not do something wrong and if you have exculpatory information and you don't share it with the court, that ain't good. i've seen it, johnny has seen it , i'd love for your viewers to see it. maria: that's the transcripts of fbi agents and george papadopoulos we'll be on the lookout for that. take me back to an e-mail that james comey wrote to his staff. this is also considered classified, but you've seen it. what can you tell us about it? >> well take a half step back. people use the word dossier and it has such an official sound to it. let's just call it for what it is. it's a series of rank hearsay
put together by an fbi source paid for by the democrat national committee and oh, by the way christopher steele hated donald trump too so if we can call it a dossier it sounds official. it's really something the "national enquirer" would blush if they print it, so we know that it was used four times by the united states government. what we're trying to figure out is whether or not it was used a fifth time in the intelligence assessment and you've got brennan, clapper and comey all three who know full well whether or not it was used in the intelligence assessment but they're giving you different versions. maria: right. >> so there is information that exists in december of 2016 and i hope anyone who has access to it , whoever is open-minded go look at that, and i think it will help you understand whether or not that dossier, that un verified hearsay was used for
five times or just four times by the united states government. it's pretty bad if it was just four times, it's really bad if it was five. maria: james comey calls it the crown material trey gowdy good to see youct thanks very much. with drivewise. it lets you know when you go too fast... ...and brake too hard. with feedback to help you drive safer. giving you the power to actually lower your cost. unfortunately, it can't do anything about that. now that you know the truth... are you in good hands?
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