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so, happy memorial day and i know that we are all grateful for the service of people who have given the ultimate sacrifice. >> jesse: yes. we are. see you back here monday for memorial day special. have a great memorial day weekend. >> bret: president trump promises to reveal the root of the russia investigation as more democrats call for impeachment. plus, more than two dozen rounds of sanctions and tonight the administration says there is proof those sanctions are working against iran. we will have an exclusive report. and whatever happened to yucca mountain? this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier, the president and lawmakers have left washington, but the fight over the russia investigation definitely remains. president trump is promising to show americans how what he calls the russia hoax got started. directing his attorney general to declassify information on surveillance
during the 2016 election. a move the house intelligence committee chairman calls, quote: an abuse of power and an attempt to serve the president's political interests. all this as a doctored video of the house speaker gets pushed on social media and a real health scare for the house judiciary chairman. correspondent kevin corke joins us from the north lawn. >> more on condition of the -- the conditional that is of chairman nadler in just a moment. first, as you pointed out the president is on route to japan. before leaving washington he left us with plenty to chew on this friday, including his efforts to get to the origins of the russia probe and those he believes are responsible for it. >> it was an attempted coupe or an attempted take counsel of the president of the united states. it should never ever happen to anybody else. >> in describing his decision to allow attorney general william barr to use, as he sees fit, declassified material related to the russia investigation, president trump, who left
for japan this afternoon made his intentions clear. >> i hope he looks at the u.k. and i hope he looks at australia and i hope he looks at ukraine. i hope he looks at everything. >> barr, who has publicly stated his belief that spying on the 2016 trump campaign did occur, is now tasked with sifting through years of material. and deciding what can be viewed by the public in order to unravel a pressing political mystery. exactly what were the intentions and the origins of the russia investigation. the president's declassified decision was both revered and reviled along political fault lines at the capital. with republican mark meadows tweeting americans are going to learn the truth about what occurred at their justice department. while democrats like adam schiff called the president's choice an abuse of power, meant to advance his deep state narrative and target his political rivals. a narrative spelled out in a tweet the president posted late this afternoon a cartoon of so-called deep state operatives blaming
each other for the russia probe. just the latest twist in mr. trump's frosty relationship with the congressional democrats including house speaker nancy pelosi whom the president ridiculed in a retweeted segment from fox business which highlighted a series of during a press conference she gave thursday which also came on the heels of a doctored video that falsely assailed the speaker's foibles that led to christine who chastised the president for quote throwing a tantrum and trying to start a fight between himself and a single democrat. but the street mr. trump is in far more than one democrat. myriad of investigations into the president's business dealings including his bank records. today, attorneys for the president appealed a court order allowing deutsche bank and capital one to hand over his correctional records to house democrats. >> house judiciary chairman jerry nadler watching on
television a lot. he was on tv today, bret. he was actually at an event with new york city mayor bill de blasio. he appeared to fall ill and just about passed out. he later told reporters he simply was dehydrated and now was feeling fine. bret? >> bret: god tgood to hear. kevin corke live on the north lawn. nuclear negotiations with the u.s. will not resume unless the trump administration backs off demands for disarmament. in a statement a foreign ministry spokesman for north korea accused the administration of deliberately causing february's collapse of talks between president trump and north korean leader kim jong un with unilateral and impossible demands. the trump administration says the talks broke down because of north korea demands. north korean demands for sanctions relief in exchange for a partial surrender of its nuclear capabilities. american sanctions are working to crip tell iranian
backed militias. that's the word from the state department tonight where officials shared newly declassified intelligence exclusively with fox news. this as pentagon officials announced more u.s. troops are headed to the middle east in what they call a response to iranian aggression. we have fox team coverage. luklucas tomlinson from the pentagon. we begin with rich edson with a look at evidence the administration believes shows iranian-backed terrorist groups scrambling now to find more money. good evening, rich. >> good evening, bret. officials say there is evidence of it across the middle east and that these militias are much weaker thanks to american efforts to strangle their revenue streams. donation boxes, budget cuts, social media campaigns featuring children in fatigues to raise money. state department officials say nowly declassified intelligence shared exclusive whether i fox news shows iran-backed militias across the middle east are strapped for cash. >> when people talk about iran's regional aggression,
they are talking about iran's support for its proxies, hamas, hezbollah, she a militias in iraq and syria and the houthis in yemen. we are making it harder for all of these terrorist organizations to operate. >> the state department credits 26 rounds of american sanctions against nearly 1,000 targets. officials say intelligence shows iran has warned she a militia groups to find new revenue sources. hamas austerity plans less funding from iran. and fuel shortage in syria as the u.s. has cut off 1 to 38 million barrels of oil a month that iran once supplied to the assad regime. a year ago the trump administration withdrew from the iran nuclear agreement. that meant restoring sanctions on iranian exports, banking and oil. iranian president hasan rouhani says his country will produce highly enriched uranium in two months in european governments fail to shield iran from these american sanctions.
>> the enemy has attacked us once again. today it is through economic warfare and attacking people's lives and welfare. >> india and turkey two of the last countries importing iranian oil have announced this week they're finished buying oil from iran. democrats and european government still part of the nuclear deal have criticized the tradz wants withdrawal from it saying it would further destabilize an already volatile region and encourage iran to restart its nuclear program. the u.s. says it's playing the long game. >> the president would like to get to -- into negotiations with the iranian regime so he can put in place a new and better deal tree place the failed iran nuclear deal. but while we are working on that objective, we're also denying iran the revenue it needs to destabilize the middle east. >> iran's president has rejected negotiations with the united states saying the current situation between the two countries is not suitable for talks. he says iran's only choice is resistance.
bret? >> bret: rich edson live at the state department. rich, thanks. now for a look at how many more troops will be headed to the middle east we turn now to lucas tomlinson with that story from the pentagon. >> the added fire power includes air force fire squadron to beef up the u.s. military's presence in the middle east and to send a message to iran which senior pentagon leaders call a very active threat. roughly 1500 more troops will deploy in the coming days. some are already in the region. president trump approved the deployments. >> we want to have protection. the middle east we are going to be sending a relatively small number of troops. we will see what happens. it will be about 1500 people. >> pentagon officials announced today they have a high degree of confidence iran's islamic revolutionary guard planting nines on four oil tankers outside the persian gulf proxies u.s. embassy in baghdad but declined to offer proof. latest intelligence assessment prompting
additional forces. senior u.s. defense officials say the moves are in response to iran's aggressive behavior and not annual attempt to provoke them. the democratic house armed services committee chairman disagrees, quote: adding more personnel and mission systems seems unwise and appears to be a blatant and heavy handed move to further escalate tensions with iran. the new american forces are not going to iraq or syria but will join. so 80,000 u.s. service members already deployed to the middle east. the pentagon will not disclose where reinforcements are heading. there will be 600 of the additional u.s. troops are already in the region. part of a patriotic antimissile extended and not returned home as planned. additional forces also include combat engineers and more surveillance aircraft, both unmanned drones and aircraft to keep better tabs on iran. the trump administration is expected to bypass congress and rush billions of dollars in new weapons to gulf allies. countries long at odds with
tehran. bret? >> bret: lucas tomlinson at the pentagon. lucas, thanks. the dow finished ahead 95 points today. the s&p 500 was up 4. the nasdaq closed up 9 points. for the week the dow was down nearly three quarters of a percent. the s&p 500 was off more than 1%. the nasdaq was off two and a quarter. one congressman blocked an attempt to pass $19 billion in disaster aid ahead of the memorial day weekend. texas republican chip roy said he octobered to the bill because members of congress were not in town to vote on it. he also said the package should include money for the department of homeland security to address immigration issues at the southwest border. the senate approved the measure thursday and president trump signaled that he would sign it, despite a lack of funding for border security and his objections over the funding and the legislation for puerto rico. now, after congressman roy's objection, this passage is delayed. the house will take up the measure again in early june.
nearly 43 million people are traveling this holiday weekend. 43 million. that's the second highest number on record since the year 2,000. memorial day plans may be hampered with the ongoing threat of tornadoes, flooding, and a heat wave some are calling a, quote: death ridge. correspondent matt finn reports from jefferson city, missouri tonight where residents are still dealing with the aftermath of this week's deadly storms. >> in jefferson city this evening, the painful task of clean-up and assessing what can be salvaged for those who were in the path of the powerful tornado that ripped through the capital city. >> i was laying on the floor. and i had ahold of the side of the tub. and then i watched as the roof got ripped off. >> this young mother tells fox news she is grateful her children were not home when she dropped to her tub screaming and praying. >> don't let me die. >> next door the majority of
homes on this street were obliterated. how do you feel looking at this neighborhood? >> >> it's overwhelming. all we can do is do what we can each day and get through it. >> heading into the holiday weekend, large portions of the country are facing more extreme weather. the army corps of engineers tells fox news it is very concerned about more rain across the midwest and southern plains. near st. louis, the mississippi river hitting a flood stage of 38 feet. now closed. bringing holiday recreation and commerce to a halt. and now an extreme heat pattern experts call death ridge, the opposite of a polar vortex is forecasted to potentially shatter heat records from alabama to virginia. and, bret, happening right now, just blocks away from missouri's capital building, these crews are been working at a stunning pace trying to replace damaged utility poles and right here this building that you can see inside of, neighbors tell us they expect it to collapse at any moment.
bret? >> bret: matt finn live in jefferson city. thank you. up next, an emotional speech british prime minister theresa may makes her resignation official. first here is what fox affiliates are covering tonight. fox 45 in older where spacex launched 60 little satellites from cape canaveral on thursday. launch is the first of thousands that founder elon musk plans to put in orbit for global internet coverage. the satellites are already online a few hundred miles above earth. fox 6 in milwaukee where late this afternoon a wisconsin man was sentenced to life in prison for kidnapping 13-year-old jayme closs and killing her parents. kloss was held hostage for 88 days in a remote cabin before she escaped. in a statement read on her behalf today she said he thought he could own her but he was wrong. she was smarter. and this is a live look at new york from fox 5, our
affiliate there. one of the big stories tonight a tentative 44-million-dollar deal has reportedly been reached to settle lawsuits brought against the television and film company co-founded by harvey weinstein. weinstein has been accused of sexual misconduct by scores of women and is facing criminal charges in new york for allegations of sexual violence against two women. he has denied all allegations of nonconsensual sex. that's tonight's live look outside the beltway from "special report." we'll be right back. ♪ ♪
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back an obama era rule on transgender people in health services. the proposed rule issued friday the health and human services department says the law banning sex discrimination in healthcare does not apply to gender identity. the rule requires hospitals to perform gender transition procedures. conservative and religious groups have argued it forces providers to act against medical judgment and religious beliefs. the new rule is expected to be challenged in court as well. two days after president trump makes a state visit to the u.k., britain's prime minister will be resigning her position. theresa may made that official today with an emotional announcement outside 10 down street. correspondent benjamin hall in london tonight with a look at her a item muttous mutt tumultuous tenure. >> brunn has claimed another prime minister after
emotional prime minister theresa may resigned this morning. >> i will shortly leave the job it has been the honor of my life hold. the second female prime minister but certainly not the last. i do so with no ill will but with enormous and enduring gratitude to have had the opportunity to serve the country i love. >> may says she will step down as the leader of her party on june the 7th but will stay on as a caretaker prime minister until a new leader is chosen. likely to be the end of july. she leaves having failed to find a way to deliver brexit, having tried three times to pass her deal through parliament but failing. earlier president trump weighed. >> in i feel badly for theresa. i like her very much. she is a good woman. she worked very hard. she is very strong. in fact, i will be seeing her in two weeks. >> the big question now who comes next? the front runner is boris johnson, a man who president trump has previously praise
praised. brexiteer. many doubting if a new prime minister could do what may could not. >> the reality is a new conservative leader cannot solve. call a general election so we can have an election to decide the direction we go as a country. >> may's legacy will be overshashadowed by her failure to deliver exit. a depar couldn't come soon enough. and everyone is going to be watching very closely to see who president trump meets when he comes to the u.k. in just 10 days for that state visit. we gather is he planning to meet and have dinner with boris johnson. whether or not that leads to an endorsement, of course is another thing. bret? >> bret: benjamin hall live in london. thank you. more on this with the panel. up next how amazon has made itself a contentious 2020 issue for democrats. first, beyond our borders tonight. a russian court has extended the arrest of an american accused for spying for three
more months paul whalen was arrested at the end of december in moscow and charged with espionage. the former marine denies being a spy. in afghanistan two people were killed and at least 16 wounded after an explosion in a mosque during friday prayers in the afghan capital. police official said the bomb was planted in the microphone used by the prayer leader. no group has claimed responsibility for that attack yet. across europe, protesters held rallies demanding tougher action against global warming. thousands attended rallies in several european union countries as the 28 nation block you had votes to fill the european parliament. the movement was created by a swedish student and now known as friday's for future. some of the stories beyond our borders tonight. we'll be right back. ♪ ♪
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>> bret: president trump has had a running feud with amazon founder jeff bezos now 2020 democratic presidential hopefuls are taking aim at the country company on the campaign trail. abandon plan for a second headquarters in new york. bryan llenas with a closer look at this issue. >> 0, 0, 0 in taxes. come on. >> amazon the world's most valuable company is already a prime 2020 campaign issue for democratic presidential frontrunners who say it's
unfair the nearly trillion-dollar company paid zero dollars in federal income tax in 2018. >> anyone here want to know how much amazon paid in taxes last year? that's right, not a nickel. that is gonna end. >> we want to reign in the companies that they get to roll over everyone. >> the internet juggernaut dividing companies on one side. progressive candidates like andrew yang who wants to tax amazon sales to pay for $1,000 a month universal income. >> with that money, what i call the tech check, we can fund dividend for all americans. >> while moderate candidates like john delanny a former member of congress are weary ofvilofville feeding businesses. >> that's a fugitive problem. >> amazon fell into 2020 crosshairs after choosing arlington, virginia and long island city new york to open a second headquarters minutes from manhattan. new york democrats promised $3 billion in tax breaks in exchange for 25,000 jobs.
average salary $150,000. but on valentine's day, amazon broke up with the big apple because of democratic political opposition. >> amazon would have been an investment in the future. >> kevin law is president of the long island association. a nonpartisan business group. >> once amazon created the jobs, they would get a tax credit. it wasn't like there was a 3 billion-dollar pot of money that was being handed over to amazon. >> presidential candidate new york senator kirsten gillibrand blamed amazon. >> they never intended to invest in new york and all they were looking for was massive tax breaks. >> president trump who in the past has attacked amazon ceo jeff bezos blamed democrats. >> i think it's a big loss for new york city. it's the kind of thinking that our country is going to on the left on the radical left. >> amazon says they employ over 250,000 american workers. a quinnipiac poll showed nearly 60% of new yorkers supported amazon's long island headquarters.
bret? >> bret: brian, thank you. ♪ ♪ >> bret: the plan to store nuke already waste at a facility in nevada called yucca mountain has been a divisive issue for decades. billions had been spent to develop that site. the obama administration stopped it from being completed. so, is that the end of the debate? correspondent william la jeunesse reports on whatever happened to yucca mountain? >> we're approximately 12 miles from the actual yucca site. >> yucca mountain once dead could be revid under president trump. >> we are talking about something that can bring great economic boon not just nevada, my county. but it's about solving some of our nation's problems. >> nine nevada counties support reopening the process to store america's nuclear waste in yucca mountain. the state's congressional delegation disagrees. >> for over 30 years many in congress have been trying to
force a repository on nevada despite the fact that nevada does not generate or consume nuclear energy. >> taxpayers spent 19 billion on developing yucca mountain. as licensing began in 2012. president obama stopped it? >> this has basically gone from re-election to re-election. and at the same time, the problem has exacerbated. you have waste now in over 08 sites in 35 states. >> america's nuclear reactors generated 90,000 tons of radioactive waste according to the gao. most is stored on site. costing taxpayers $2 million a day. we can't start over and let another 40 years pass to solve this challenge. >> environmentally, economically, politically, many say yucca mountain offers the best worst option to get rid of it. >> if we are serious about addressing climate change, we must be serious about preserving and expanding nuclear energy use. >> nevada promises to fight. >> we will use the full
force of every legal option available, every political tool available to make sure the federal government knows it cannot run roughshod over our state and endanger our families and our environment. >> for three years president trump wanted $120 million to restart the licensing process. so far lawmakers refused and narrow nonparty line voting. earlier this week a yucca funding bill failed 27-25 in house appropriations. all democratic presidential contenders oppose yucca no surprise considering nevada is an early caucus state. in los angeles, william la jeunesse, fox news. >> bret: president trump is pushing to declassify surveillance during the 2016 campaign. our panel with whether that move is a good one next. ♪ ♪
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they will be able to see how this hoax, how the hoax or witch-hunt started and why it started. it was a -- an attempted coup or attempted takedown of the president of the united states. i don't know what it is. i have no idea. but i want to be transparent. everybody wanted me to declassify. i have done it. and you're going to learn a lot. i hope it's going to be nice. but perhaps it won't be. >> bret: president trump on his way to japan talking about declassifying intelligence. actually authorizing the attorney general to declassify whatever he had to in the investigation into the investigators. the house intelligence committee chairman tweeted out while trump stonewalls the public about learning the truth of his obstruction of justice. trump and barr conspire to weaponize law enforcement and classified information against their political enemies. the coverup has entered a new and dangerous phase. this is unamerican. with that let's bring in our
panel. steve hilton is the host of the next revolution here on fox news channel. democratic strategist lessly marshall and ben shapiro, editor and chief of the daily water. here he is. ben, what do you think. >> i think it's about time we got some of the rumors out of the way. the president has been claiming there has been some massive conspiracy against him since the beginning. the more material the public eye the better. i felt that way about the mueller report as well. i do have some issues with adam schiff who claimed for years that there was secret information that the president was a russian cats paw declaring now information is incredibly dangerous that seems like quite a flip for him. >> bret: the coverup has entered a new and dangerous phase. we hear a lot about the coverup. >> i'm wondering what the coverup actually constitutes here since we actually can see the mueller report. in fact, it's a best seller. we can all read it. the portions that have not been released into the public arena have not been done so for because of federal rules of criminal evidence that prevent that from being done. i fail to see where the
coverup is actually occurring and i guess if it's don mcgahn not testifying that's up to don mcgahn. he doesn't have to listen to the president if he doesn't want to. >> bret: leslie. >> that's not full transparency i was agreeing with you until a couple of sentences ago. when we look at we need to have full transparency i agree american people must have full transparency whether it's with the mueller report which is three pronged including russia's interference with our elections. we also have to look at what has gone on in the past. this -- but this is not a witch-hunt. and what bothers me here is the undermining of our intelligence officials who, you know, out there with their sources and their methods, this could be a problem in the future for people that they need to have speak to them going forward for information and also, the perception by many, not just on the left that the attorney general president and protecting the president he took to have his allegiance to the con
stiewfings the people of the united states. >> bret: to ben's point. so the coverup is the coverup of the obstructions of justice. the obstruction of justice is do obstruct something is that not find criminal indictment. right? >> yes. i have talked to lawyers who are republicans who said, you know, they are very surprised that nobody went after witness tampering. at the end of the day, you have a foreign government who came to the trump campaign and thankfully they said, look, we are not interested. that's not a coup. they were doing their job with the information that they had. because it's three prong and one of the prongs of that investigation that mullen was tasked with was to look into interference by the russians. this is not just all about the president and all about the trump campaign. >> bret: you know, it's going to be interesting, steve, when we see and it could be the inspector general report in days. you know. maybe weeks. but days. it will be fascinating to see what's in there. >> yes.
talks about undermining the intelligence services there are a lot of people in this country suspicious it is the intelligence services undermining the president. and the candidate. that they were supporting and i think we should not underestimate the fury of millions of americans who see their votes for donald trump scorned on a daily basis by democrats who are basically blocking him from governing with these endless investigations. and they want equal justice. and i think this is a really important step towards that now, it may turn out suspicionsp state coup against the president, i as much of a conspiracy theory as the russia collusion story turned out to be. >> bret: okay. we will follow all elements of it, big question is whether bob muller is going to testify here is the president and john karr nadler on that. >jerry nadler on that. >> they asked him to
testify. he just gave them a 434 page router which says no collusion. which leads to absolutely no obstruction. he just gave that report. why does he have to testify? it's ridiculous. >> mueller he, i think can i say at this point he wants to testify in privacy. he envisions himself correctly as a man of great rec tuesday and apolitical and he doesn't want to participate in anything that he might regard as a political spectacle. >> bret: it is all a political spectacle. >> and the fact mueller is doing the right thing. mueller did put out his report. if mueller believed that the president should have been indicted the president gave him every ability to say that so did attorney general barr. the fact that mueller declined to actually issue any statement on whether obstruction of justice occurred or did not that was his decision. he could have made a recommendation. he did not. democrats have the same information. they can impeach. they are not moving to do so. i'm wondering what they are
hoping to find. nancy pelosi came out this week and say more impeachment hearings wouldn't produce any new information. this is political grand standing to me. >> bret: is it that democrats want the impeachment but not the impeachment process? they want the hearings and the show but they really don't want to go down the politically dangerous walk of impeachment. >> it is politically dangerous. look what happened when republicans impeached newt bill clinton. newt gingrich resigned. speaker pelosi knows. this in addition when you look at the polls the american people don't want this and they didn't want it then by the way. right now you have approximately 15% of democrats in the house and the senate combined that are pushing for impeachment and although it seems like a much larger number and that democrats are more split, that is not the case. but, what they are trying to do by having mueller sit there is ask questions such as so why didn't you push for obstruction? what specifically were your concerns? because you are not talking about one area. you are talking about 10-plus areas where he was
questioning but he did leave that up to the attorney general. and i don't think it's wrong with their oversight constitutionally to ask those questions so they are going to go through the impeachment process they have every single i dotted and t crossed. >> bret: republicans would be asking why didn't you look at what the government did at the beginning of the process? >> absolutely. >> bret: why didn't you look at the original start of the investigation? >> absolutely. which is why i would think that republicans would be, you know, walking hand in hand if you will with democrats saying we want him to sit down as well because we have questions we want answered. >> bret: this with president and nancy pelosi. now have you tweeted videos and back and forth about somebody has got to check whether there is intervention needed. what do we take from this? >> i think most people look at that in just despair and think this whole thing is panpantomime. if you look at agnat my of what happened this week very
evident nancy pelosi insulted the president using all these accusations of a watergate style coverup before an important meeting that they claimed they were in favor of. i think she is a completely disingenuous chart tap over. this redick all. >> bret: i just have -- just your face tough respond. >> okay. first of all, my insiders on the left talking to me, one of them, there wasn't a plan to have two rushed meetings, you know, to talk about impeachment until the president said mcgahn can't testify, up to him. he said i'm not going to testify and they were panicking that happened to be before the infrastructure meeting. yes, we can be clever that wasn't like a clever coup if you will. we see people, politicians left and right, the president included insult each other all the time. he is the president of the united states. he need to have a thicker skin. i'm sorry. she said what she felt and sentiments of a lot of people not only in the party
but that put her in the position to be speaker. >> bret: can this president with this congress get anything done before the 2020 election? >> no. [laughter] >> bret: okay. we will leave it there. next up the friday lightning round. ongoing tension in the middle east. plus, winners and losers ♪ ♪ with new tums chewy bites cooling sensation. ♪ tum tum tum tums with new tums chewy bites cooling sensation. [kno♪king]
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>> middle east. we are going to be sent ago relatively small number of troops. mostly protective. middle east right now. and we will see how -- and we will see what happens. it will be about 1500 people. >> bret: well, the president saying more troops heading to the middle east as a response to the possible threats coming from iran. meantime, we are getting word from declassified documents that the regime is feeling the sanctions. in fact, some of the running militias as well as some of the other groups are being cut off. we're back with our panel. steve, thoughts? >> so i asked president trump about all of this in my interview with him last week. i think his position on iran and the middle east and all of these things is really clear. he sees his chosen weapon in resoling these tensions as being economic. i asked him specifically what countries do you want to invade, reference ago
quote from lindsey graham? he says i want to invade everywhere economically. is he putting the squeeze on iran economically. reminds me of famous quit from churchill jovment is better than war war war. trump it's jobs jobs jobs. he sees economic as a way to avoid these depositions. >> bret: talking about iran and iran policy. >> the problem i have is when you look at iran just from the numbers, you have very high unemployment. you have a high number of young males who are very angry. and i'm concerned about the powder keg that this -- this creates. when we pulled out of this deal, you know that the iranian were going it enrich more your honor. what are they going to do with that and they are asking hamas and hezbollah for donations online. sadly they will get enough to replenish their war chest. you know think think when you looks it hawks pompeo
and bolton are this is to regime change i think that's what the president and the administration suspect. >> to i certainly hope they force a regime change but doing it through economic means. people saying trump is desperate for war. there is nobody who wants war in the middle east. this is all economic pressure. the iranians are feeling it and getting more aggressive because of that. that's why we have to send more troops to contain that threat. >> bret: theresa may announcing resignation today. there wasn't a ting of when she gave that speech. >> short answer to your question, the fuller version is, look, she is an accidental prime minister. she was there because she is the last adult standing in the chaos after he brexit referendum. she never believed in brexit. a threat to be managed rather than an opportunity to be seized. as a result, she has wasted three years. achieved nothing either in terms of brexit or on the domestic front and frankly she should have made this move a long time ago and allowed the conservative party to choose a leader
that really believes in delivering the mandate with the people in that referendum. >> bret: borsboris johnson? >> he looks like the clear favorite for that right now. >> bret: that will be fascinating that president trump trip there winners and losers? winner first and then loser. >> jond is probably the big win they're week gymnasium the fact while everybody is argue hog gets to be mayor of crazy town joe is old joe the solid character we all know. >> bret: loser. >> loser is beto o'rourke who continues to collapse n on himself like a dying star. media attention toward taking down ted cruz immediately disappears when no longer running against ted cruz. bret brett winner or loser. >> tupac mosley he graduated as valedictorian $3 million in scholarships all while being homeless. chip roy blocked passage of the house disaster relief bill which most republicans actually liked. >> bret: by the way, g.o.p.
members are now speaking out about roy because delayed that vote on the disaster aid. winner and loser? >> for memorial day day my winner fantastic organization pets to patriots provides service animals to reduce ptsd. it's a great organization. a great cause. my loser, since we are here on the west coast, san francisco. a widely read piece this week in the "the washington post" how san francisco broke america's heart describing as a train wreck. that city that i know very well is a catastrophe and it shows you what you get whether you have democrats in complete control. >> bret: panel, thank you. our winners, anybody who remembers that memorial day is all about those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for this country. so, when we come back, "notable quotables." ♪ ♪
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experience amazing at your lexus dealer. ♪ >> bret: it's friday, so you know what that means. "notable quotables." >> with iran, we will see what happens. they have been very hostile. >> the president doesn't want to go to war with iran and the iranians certainly don't want the townhouse go to war. >> he still is threatening the united states of america and still committed to the very jihad that he engaged in. >> we just heard boom boom boom boom boom and it probably lasted maybe 30, 40 seconds. and we opened the front door and i had a pine tree in my front door. >> do you have a prediction as to who will end up on the throne? >> i don't know. i thought we were getting -- building up to she made highly questionable leadership decisions. >> best interest of the country for the prime
minister to need. >> the president of the united states needs to be impeached. >> this committee will hear don mcgahanna's testimony even if we need to go to court to secure it? >> they need to urinate or get off the pot. >> after two years of political rectal exam nobody has looked at more than trump. they found nothing. >> i just am glad to see today we don't have chicken on the dais. >> do you know what an oreo an r roeo. >> an oreo? >> pilot or makeup artist i'm not. >> i wish this family or countr. >> he walked out after three minutes and wouldn't discuss fracture. >infrastructure. >> i'm an extremely stable genius. >> bret: that is one week in washington. thanks for inviting us into your home tonight. that is it for this "special report," fair, balanced and unafraid. have a great weekend. big memorial day. "the story" hosted by martha
mccallum is next. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> martha: so tonight the president is urging the nation's intelligence agencies to, quote, quickly and fully cooperate with the attorney general's new probe into how the trump-russia investigation began. >> i declassified everything. everything they want. i put it under the auspices of the attorney general. he will be in charge of it. they will be able to see how the hoax or witch-hunt started and way to started. it was a -- an attempted coup or an attempted takedown of the president of the united states. it should never ever happen to anybody else. >> martha: all right. so you remember this simple but important statement that opened all this up in ernest. >> i think people have to find out what the government