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report. fair, balanced and unafraid. whitewater. what did he to with the republicans? "the story" hosted by martha they worked out a major overhaul maccallum starts now 10 seconds of welfare. early. >> at the same time, he was that's in the bank. >> martha: thank you. good to see you, bret. gingrich and getting important legislation passed on the budget and healthcare. >> at night, they would have what is going on in washington? private meetings to balance the budget, to deal with all sorts will this ever end or be like of other fiscal issues on behalf this all the way to the of the american people. >> so in a current environment, election? newt gingrich and bill clinton the question is how did you do found a way to pass a budget and that? you're impeaching in one part of then reform welfare all while the day and working and putting the house was impeaching bill stuff together. we heard from the president and clinton. newt joins us in just a moment. nancy pelosi, it's not but this thing keeps escalating happening. >> no. look, when the president a in a brawl of words after the couple weeks ago offered speaker infrastructure meeting imploded pelosi everything she asked for yesterday. the president said basically in the budget, if she would give call me when you're done him a little bit for the wall. investigating and then we will get some work done. her answer was never. nancy pelosi did not like that. well, you can't negotiate with a so she called him basically never. i think the president is doing unwell. >> i pray for the president of the right thing. the second thing is, we had a the united states. i wish that his family or very specific focused problem.
administration or staff would we had ken starr had issued a have an intervention for the report and said bill clinton was good of the country. >> are you worried about his guilty on 11 counts. we didn't run amuck and try to well-being? >> i am. >> martha: the president was not happy about that. bring in everybody who knew bill late today, he let her have it clinton and get to their taxes and get to this, try to get or the inaction on in new trade that. there's a different tone. we knew we were in a tough situation. he knew we were in a tough deal with canada and mexico that he wants signed. situation. also knew -- this have the >> she's a mess. she doesn't understand it. difference -- clinton knew he they feel she's disintegrating had done it. ultimately he loses his license to practice law, has to pay a before their eyes. crazy nancy. fine. i've been watching her for a long time. she's not the same person. he's like i'm getting punished she's lost it. it was sad when i watched nancy but i did it. we put that aside. all moving, the movement and the what are we going to do for hands and the craziness. america? we're doing this. i remember literally the very day they debated on the floor of that's a person that has some the house, he called me and he problems. >> martha: "the story" begins wanted to talk about saddam hussein. it was surreal. with hogan gidley who was in the the speaker's office talking room with the fiery press with the president of the united states about saddam and on the conference. thanks for being here tonight, floor they're debating whether hogan. to impeach him that ability to
people look at this and they say, what about us? what about the people of america compartmentalize -- if pelosi who would very much like everybody to stop squabbling and could give the president anything, they'll have the beginning of a conversation. get some of this stuff done. trump is a natural negotiator. >> you're right. schumer could do it. that's what the american people should be asking, this is the schumer has indicated several times now he would like to do russia collusion hoax witch hunt it, whether it's on 2.0. they first accused the president infrastructure or it's on some other things. of colluding with a foreign but pelosi is in a hardline power without proof or evidence and now nancy pelosi is saying the president is engaged in a san francisco liberal driven further to the left by her cover-up without proof and younger new members, and i think without evidence. at some point, the media has to ask these democrats where is the that she's so rigid. i can't -- bill and i -- i proof? if you have all of this proof, shouldn't say bill. president clinton and i used to why are we going through with sit down in the evening, have a the investigations? it's not the president. he's doing well. it's the american people that drink, talk. deserve their elected officials both graduate students. to roll up their sleeves and get have a policy b.s. kind of to work and democrats refuse to do that. session. they let our borders become and i can't imagine how open. they won't touch infrastructure president trump and nancy pelosi as we're trying to do this week. could have that kind of it's in bad need of repair. conversation. they won't touch the healthcare >> martha: you make such an system. interesting point. these democrats refuse to do you're saying bill clinton knew anything in the first 100-plus
days of their control and won't he was -- knew he did something wrong. work with the president on a so in his mind, i'm going to push this off to the side. single topic. >> martha: i want to ask about let them go through their what the will do next. process. an interesting moment. guilty on however many counts. he asked all of you what happened in the room because she if i can distract people by obviously characterized it very differently than the president getting stuff done. did. you got a budget through. he said he was very confident. in his mind, that worked for at one point he said is there a him, right? >> it did. tape of what happened? >> martha: and you wanted to get something done. >> it did work for him. kellyanne conway nodded yesterday. he had this view, look, i want so is there a tape? >> if there's a tape, i've not to create the biggest -- what if he got convicted by the senate seen it but that doesn't mean in i want to create the biggest there's not one. the president is always calm. possible mound of real he always has the interest of achievements. the american people at heart. so we were negotiating, for instead, democrats come in there example, the only balanced and they want to use the white house and the west wing to budgets in your lifetime. grandstand and try to score clinton and i negotiated when cheap political points. what we've got to do is decide, people thought it was impossible. >> martha: i have to ask you quickly. politically didn't work out well two i words were at stake. in the end. infrastructure and impeachment. so nancy pelosi looks at that the democrats chose impeachment. and everybody is clamoring for it's a shame for the american people. >> martha: so what does the impeachment and she says i'm not president do now? going there. what is his strategy? >> maybe she's right. but i point out, we kept the it feels like they're trying to pull this all the way in to the house. i stepped down because i was
2020 mode where everything is on like a football coach that had a lockdown, nothing will happen and it's going to be all about 10-1 season. i was happy to leave. investigation after i did four years of changing the investigation. >> look, no one is a better country with the president. but also i would say i would brander and nobody is a better hate to think that it's a communicator than donald trump. pure -- speaker of the house, he will take to it the american people. the only legislative office in we've seen some in the mainstream media find religion the constitution that she would on immigration. selfishly say i would rather we've been crowing about this screw up the country for two years and then i get to be for two-plus years. re-elected speaker maybe or he took it from the oval office, maybe she sets the democrats up the white house briefing room to lose control of the house at and finally the media is saying which point her career is over. hey, there's a problem on the >> newt gingrich, thanks for southern border. the impact has been great. coming. >> you bet. we felt it. the president has been talking >> martha: coming up next, the about it. american talibanspent 17 years he has to use the presidency to behind bars. he was working for the taliban take to it the people. and tonight the father of the they deserve to know what's going on. american cia officer, michael democrats won't come to the spann, who was killed in the table and we're going to expose it. >> martha: so with regard to immigration, an announcement prison uprising where john walker lindh joins me in a "the that people that had sponsored immigrants to come into the country will be responsible for story" exclusive next. repaying any of the benefits >> mike was a loyal and that they take advantage of.
patriotic american. how is that going to work? he loved his country. >> absolutely. our family wants the world to it's codified into law. know we're very proud of our passed in 1996, signed by bill clinton. it just hasn't been enforced. son, mike. we consider him a hero. shockingly the swamp takes over metastatic breast cancer is relentless, said they would pay for dollar but i was relentless first. for dollar matches to any federal program that paid for relentless about learning the first song we ever danced to. immigrants. it's time for them to have skin in the game here. it's a kick start to the about teaching him to put others first. merit-based system that we about helping her raise her first child. talked about before. we want immigrants. we're not changing the 1.1 and when i was first diagnosed, my choice was everyday verzenio. million immigrants that come here every year. we're not changing that number. it's the only one of its kind that can be taken every day. but we're changing the construct of those that come. it gives us more time without cancer progressing. we want people to contribute, approved with hormonal therapy that can be taken every day not to be a drain. for postmenopausal women with hr+, her2- mbc. but right now immigrants are taking advantage of it and the diarrhea is common, may be severe, sponsors by law are supposed to pay for that it's time for them or cause dehydration or infection. to put in their fair share. before taking verzenio, tell your doctor >> martha: obviously we watched if you have fever, chills, or other signs of infection. who happened the last 48 hours. verzenio may cause low white blood cell counts, that level can be sustained. which may cause serious infection
right? that can lead to death. indefinitely. does the president -- maybe he serious liver problems can occur. cannot work with nancy pelosi. they seem like they don't get symptoms include tiredness, appetite loss, stomach pain, along at the moment. and bleeding or bruising. what about chuck schumer? blood clots that can lead to death have occurred. does he think there's a tell your doctor if you have pain or swelling possibility that maybe he and in your arms or legs, shortness of breath, chest pain, rapid breathing or heart rate, chuck schumer can work together? >> it's interesting. or if you are pregnant, nursing, or plan to be pregnant. i believe so. we were working with chuck common side effects include nausea, infections, schumer on immigration, for example. low blood cells and platelets, decreased appetite, headache, and nancy pelosi stepped in and pulled her puppet strings and abdominal pain, tiredness, vomiting, said you can't work with him. and hair thinning or loss. after our first immigration my relentless reason: it's them. meeting with, we all came out my choice with my doctor: it's verzenio. with a cumbaya. ask your doctor if everyday verzenio >> martha: the infrastructure is right for your first treatment. meeting. >> three weeks ago. we set up a meeting with at a comfort inn with a glow taround them, so people watching will be like, secretary mnuchin and chairman "wow, maybe i'll glow too neal on house ways and means. if i book direct at choicehotels.com." nancy pelosi pulled that meeting as well. who glows? we were going to set up funding just say, badda book. badda boom. mechanisms to have something book now at choicehotels.com. substantive to have discuss. nancy pelosi has no intention of working with this president and no intention of doing for the american people. >> martha: i'll do with somebody that might have more information on that. thanks, hogan. hogan gidley from the white house. next up is debbie dingell from
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this is the gift that keeps giving. we wanted to create chaos. sentenced to. he was let out for good you know, i think the best behavior. there's serious concerns that he still supports islamic extremism defense at this point would be to put it aside. they love the fact that the after all these years. a letter that revealed in 2015 investigations are endless. >> congress has responsibility he wrote this from prison about for oversight. we're equal branches of the isis. government. we're -- saying "they're doing a >> martha: doesn't that mean a spectacular job. the islamic state is clearly two-year special counsel is investigation? oversight? the report was presented to very sincere and serious about them. >> talk to mueller. fulfilling the long neglected it's important that mueller come up and testify. mueller reported the facts and then expects congress to consider it. that's part of what those religious caliphate." committee chairman have the responsibility to do. lindh fought alongside the the president can't walk into a taliban in 2001. meeting and say i'm not going to he was captured in afghanistan work with you. bill clinton and richard nixon, i'm old enough, young enough. months after september 11th when i was an internal in college and this whole war was so fresh in a republican at the time. working for senator cushman. everybody's minds. there was an upraising where he was held. during the uprising, johnny mike and legislation was done in
spann was the first american to those months before he ended up be killed after 9-11 in the resigning. >> martha: i think that's a great example. and newt gingrich are talk about effort in afghanistan. we'll talk to his father, that. johnny, in just a moment. i spoke with him. he said the same thing. but first, my next guest the american people have little tolerance for watching this sort of frozen zone here. interrogated khalid sheikh >> i'm going to tell you mohammed, architect of 9-11. here's dr. mitchell, author of something. i believe the president got elected and you'll remember that i told people he could become "enhanced interrogation." great to have you on "the elected because people were tired of the partisan bickering. story." thanks for being here. what does that letter tell you they want to see us get things done. about where his head is now and he's in danger and our side is do you believe that he poses a in danger. the american people are worried about a lot of things. three of the issues we just risk to americans? >> okay. talked about. i'll answer like this. failing roads and bridges. we have to remember that the people can't afford their story, in the story that he's deficit. we need a trade bill. telling himself about who he is and the role in the jihad, he's we need a trade bill that will the hero and we're the villains. if you look at what he's said in keep general motors from putting prison and written in prison and plants in michigan. >> martha: thanks congressman look at it from his perspective, dingell. hope you come back. >> thank you. several times he's been asked to >> martha: you bet. so last time that there was talk reject that violent islamic of impeachment, we just talked about that. that was back in 1998. religious ideology to turn his
back on his god. then speaker of the house, newt each time he's refused to do gingrich had tough words about that. if i were him, i'd be thinking president clinton. it's not the benevolence of the >> there's no administration in american people that is letting american history with less moral me out early. it's that my god wants me to authority than the clinton-gore release so i can go back to administration. >> martha: that sounds tame spreading that violent jihadist compared to what we heard the past couple days. ideology. that's our major concern with joining me now, newt gingrich, his release. fox news contributor and author >> martha: that's frightening. of the new book, "collusion" when you look at -- which is a word we've heard a >> i was going to say, you have lot. thanks for being here. >> good to see you. to imagine that he's -- anybody >> martha: it was interesting to us knowing that we were going to that he has contact with that he talk to you today, listening to has a chance to talk to about the reflection over the last 48 hours on that period of time. i just want to play this little his violent islamic beliefs, montage. you'll recognize david and he's going to poison their minds. his conditions of release should others here. >> i cantion on require that he not engage in any kind of violent extreme iis- trying to recruit people for that sort of stuff. he shouldn't be allowed to get on the internet or go to any radical mosque. if he does, he should be put
back in jail. >> martha: in three years, he can only communicate in english on the internet and they'll be watching what he's doing and who he's talking with. it's interesting what he says in that letter. obviously there's different levels of extremism. he's saying that he wants -- he's happy because isis and everybody remembers those pictures of people's necks getting slashed on the beach in egypt, people drowning in cages. he's saying that's the way we need to go. >> right. for him, that's not murder. it's an act of worship. that's them spreading their religious ideology. that's not just acceptable. that's required. and i think that what we have to do is be careful about looking at things from our perspective instead of his perspective. as i said, i think his release is going to be his god telling him that he needs to go back to spreading that ideology. >> martha: as president trump
said, there didn't appear to be much to be done about keeping him in longer. they have to keep a close eye on him and hope they do based on what you said. thank you, dr. mitchell. >> thank you. >> joining me right now, johnny spann, the father of mike spann who was killed in 2001. thanks for joining us. what was today like for you? >> it's another day in the life of mike spann's family, i guess you could say. the hardest thing is to know after all of these years and all the things that we've known has been ignored, the facts -- the matter of fact that this guy went to afghanistan, he trained in al-quaida training camps and stayed there when he knew that terrorists were sent to the united states to kill people. then he continued to stay there when he knew that 9-11 had taken
place and had been 3,000 people die. he continued to stay there in the al-quaida training camps and took up arms and went into the front lines and fought until they surrendered and captured and taken into custody. how you can have somebody that those things -- number 1, only get a 20-year sentence. when he was given the sentence, i accepted that was the law, that was the sentence that was passed down. if today had been the last day of his 20-year sentence and there was no red flags up, no reports of him being nothing except a model prisoner, i wouldn't be saying anything other than i hope he's changed because he fulfilled his obligation according to his sentence. that's not the case. all these reports that came out, i have written letters, i've
called, i've begged for someone to start a thorough investigation to see if those things are true. if they're true, then surely our government would not put him back out into society. i guess i wasn't able to do that. i heard what president trump said that he tried to -- he talked to the attorneys and they tried to figure out a way. i don't want to say anything. i've been a trump supporter the whole time. i can't accept that as the executive officer of the president of the united states. as a congressman, as a senator, i want to see somebody jump up and down on the white house steps and demand there be an investigation done to see if it was true or not. if it was true, take the appropriate action. >> martha: i don't blame you. thank you very much, sir. johnny spann, thanks for joining us. i know that one of the last pictured taken of your son, mike, he was talking with john walker lindh and you believe
there was a moment where that american 18-year-old could have said there's something up, this place is about to blow. that's not what he did. thanks very much. >> can i say one more thing? >> martha: sure. >> i'll say it fast. i would like -- i know there's a lot of american people listening tonight. i'd like themselves to ask themselves the question, if every american followed in the foot steps of john walker lindh and did the things that he did, would you be free? would america be free? i don't think so. >> martha: we would not. >> if you followed in the foot steps of mike spann, you'd be free. you wouldn't have to sit down and tell your grandkids and great grandkids years down the road that this is what it used the be like to be free in america. >> martha: we thank you very much. your son is a hero. we're thinking about you. thank you very much. >> you're welcome. >> martha: coming up next, we'll
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they're a nation of terror. we won't put up with it. i don't think we need it. if we need it, we'll be there in whatever number we need. >> now with us, tom cotton from arkansas. he's an author. we'll talk about that later. but senator cotton, for tonight, your response to this story that they're considering sending 10,000 troops. the president saying if we need to, we will. >> martha, i don't want to get into what is happening at troop level debates. the president is right. if the local commanders in the middle east say they need more personnel, that request will be passed up through the joint chiefs and on to the president and he will make the decision. we've sent more aircraft carriers and bombers and patriot missile system. there's weapons there needed to deter an attack by iran. those systems don't operate by
themselves. they need support personnel. any request coming from commanders in the middle east would be very well considered given the threats that they face and the president would make that decision as the commander-in-chief. >> martha: at the heart of this, it's about iran having or not having nuclear weapons. that's what the whole iran deal was about, to prevent that from happening. we pulled out of that deal. now we have sanctions iran, to put pressure on this to that end. where do you see all of this going? if the goal is that is this going to get to us that goal and can we do it peacefully? >> martha, the greatest threat is a nuclear iran. but attacks against american personnel in iraq or saudi arabia against civilians, a maritime attack in the persian gulf. that's why we sent the troops and the weapons to the middle east already.
not to launch an attack against iran but to deter an attack in the first place. if necessary, retaliate if iran's leaders miscalculate. >> martha: the word is that that has happened to some extent. that has been deterred according to the secretary of state. way tonight ask you about a new story from "the new york times" that the white house may be looking for a national security waiver that would allow president trump to circumvent congress to send $7 billion of weapons in munitions and combat aircraft to saudi arabia that is likely to sort of upset some members of congress. potentially on both sides of the aisle. >> martha, i can't speak to what the administration may do in the future or not. i don't know about the truthfulness of those articles.
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there. if you look at the weather map, a widespread area dealing with the tornadoes. we have threat tonight will little area across the ohio valley. strong winds. not as much of a concern for tornadoes. back in the aim spot that we've been dealing with, tornadoes with us again today. that is going to continue for probably the next 3 to 4 days. any bigger concern is friday, saturday, sunday. all across the central plains. it's the amount of precipitation that will fall. we're locked in this pattern. if you're in the southeast, it's about 105 degrees. breaking record with high temperatures. >> in may. >> in may. the cold air -- i was just in the west. we had snow in flagstaff, arizona. that cold and heat is causing what is happening in the central part of the country. another 4-6 inches of rain and the flooding story will continue. rough for the farmers right now. >> we'll keep on it.
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>> we choose to go to the moon and this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard. because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills. >> martha: one of president john f. kennedy's most enduring legacies was the inspiring push for american dominance in space. the u.s. was losing the space race against the soviets until president kennedy delivered that famous moon shot speech in 1962 where he challenged americans to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade. seven years later, more than half a billion people around the world watched as neil armstrong
made history. >> i'm going to step off the lam now. that's one small step for man, one giant leap for man kind. >> martha: can't watch that without getting choked. douglas brinkley, new book, "american moon shot." he joins me now. congratulations. a wonderful book. uncovered a lot of amazing things there. talk about what john f. kennedy wanted to do and how it was good for him as the president and how it also helped him to achieve that goal of beating the russians into space. >> when he ran against richard nixon in 1960, at one point in those debates, kennedy said to nixon, if you're elected, i see
a soviet flag on the moon. i see an american flag on the moon. he became a voice of the space exploration. on kennedy's watch, the first human in space was a soviet with jack kennedy. he didn't like that. he green lit on may 5, 1961, alan shepherd, the first astronaut in space. 15 minutes back. in may of 61, on the 25th, kennedy went to a joint session of congress and said let's all go to the moon. he clip he played from september 1962, rice university, i choose to go to the moon is when he pulled the american people together and said we can do it that year of 62, john glenn had become this endurable hero for orbiting the earth five times. >> martha: you remember looking back, the people that died in the quest of this.
selflessness and sense of adventure and wanting to be part of this amazing adventure. some of them never made it. >> it's a high risk venture, space exploration. neil armstrong thought they had a 50/50 chance of it being successful. these guys were being shot up in space like that. not one thing could go wrong. yet the first apollo, apollo 1, blew up on the launch paid in 1967. we loss gus grissom, ed white, roger chafe y. but future missions went for the ward because they wanted to fulfill the moon mission by the end of the decade. when we received from the pacific the astronauts, they put up the same john f. kennedy from the moon pledge and task
accomplished july 1969. >> martha: and you think about the control room and then sweating it out. and crossed the party line force a common goal. does it make you back on that? >> yeah, it does, another moon shot instead of beating each other up over policy issues. the timing was right in the 60s. we just got the computer chip. the soviets were beating with us sputnik, the first satellite. they put the first human in space. kennedy got a bipartisan effort. nasa was created in 1958. kennedy's word was leap frog. they had to go big. it wasn't just kennedy. lyndon johnson and nixon deserve
credit for keeping it going. >> martha: you told me something i didn't know. what they left for the cosmonauts on the moon. >> yeah, we left a packet. buzz said did you leave a packet? he left medals commemorating our apollo 1 dead, and also medals honoring soviet cosmonauts that died. so they're on the moon right now at a sacred american site and dead cosmonauts. >> will we go to the mars and moon? president trump and vice president mens have talked about it. >> both. we have the private sector working with nasa. the idea is to get back to the moon if four or five years. we will be back certainly within
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