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university will try to make amends, dan? >> dan: thanks a lot. that's all the time we have. as always, thanks a lot. enjoyed tonight's show, tune in to my pod cast. sean will be back on monday. >> laura: good evening. i'm laura ingraham. a special edition of "the ingraham angle" from washington tonight. ruth bade herb -- bader ginsberg, one of the longest serving justices received treatment for a malignant tumor on her pancreas. the tumor has been isolated. anyone who knows much about this horrific disease can tell you that this is pretty dire. justice ginsberg has been a liberal justice but also an inspiration and a fighter her
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entire life, including other cancer diagnoses, incredibly strong. we're rooting for her speedy recovery and wish for her family and loved ones as they're with her by her side. this will naturally set the political chattering class on another fight on what could be another potential supreme court justice nomination fight and she would have to leave the court for health reasons, what would happen. here to talk about this, what might lie ahead, gael trotter, crisis network, spokesperson, gael, your thoughts on this. we all hope. she's gone through cancer bouts before. she's at a play the next week. she's amazing. what do you think about how this would implicate the political debate going to the 2020 contest that's sure to be a drag-out fight? >> we're praying for her good health. as you mentioned, she's inspired
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a lot of people for her amazing spirit of perseverance as she's battled these medical challenges before. what's disconcerting and worrisome is that the left has created such an unhinged response to the nomination sites. the left has gone further to the left of justice ginsberg. she has called them out. she said she would like to see the nomination process and confirmation process be less politicized, less ideological. and she has spoken up and defended justice kavanaugh, the most recent victim of this type of smear. >> laura: in fact, ginsberg spoke out recently about the democrats' threat to pack the court, in other words expand from 9 to a large number of justices, why? >> there is no fixed number in the constitution, so this court has had as few as five and as many as 10. nine seems to be a good number. it's been that way for a long
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time. >> laura: that was a few days before her july 31 diagnosis of the malignant tumor and she gave an interview. but, even she's hitting back on them. >> she is. she's right. she has really called out the left for their tactics. we saw that your former boss, justice thomas, we saw it with judge fork, we saw an attempt to do it with judge aleto, even justice gorsuch had a lot of smears against them. as we're thinking of the vacancy process, it's not just about the supreme court, it also this past week has gone down to the district court. we saw rachael maddow trying to smear steve minashee for things he had written. >> laura: we saw that. if people don't know, we have 11 courts of appeals across the country. but people don't realize those fights are -- they're important. they're not the supreme court, they're important. they're smearing people. we have to say schumer has said,
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gail, don't bring -- even think about bringing all supreme court nominee in an election year. >> the republican colleagues in the senate should follow the rule they set in 2016. not to consider a supreme court justice in an election year. >> mcconnell said basically watch us. what do you think would happen? >> it prompts responsibility to nominate for any judicial way -- vacancies while he's president. it's the congress, the senate's job whether or not to take it up and vote to confirm or not to confirm. >> laura: patrick burne resigned amid ties to the russian probe an affair with a russian agent which he said was ordered by a
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fired fbi agent, peter struck. >> we had an intellectual relationship, i was given a green light to meet her again. she turned that to a physical relationship. >> laura: trace gallagher is in the west coast newsroom with all of the detail, trace? >> patrick byrne found in in 1999 it's a $2 billion business. two days ago byrne went public with claims he's been involved with the trump investigation and the hillary clinton investigation, his stock dropped 36%. he said he resigned as ceo for the good of the company. but he maintains that his federal agents called men in black was good for the country. watch. >> i was given some fishing orders. and i carried them out thinking that -- in 2015, 2016, i was thinking i was conducting law enforcement. don't say the fbi. the fbi is barely involved in
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this. >> yet byrne told mccall lineup he was given orders by fbi director james comey and mccabe and struck who was later fired for a series of anti-trump texts he sent to an fbi employee he was having an affair with. >> period struck, it's been confirmed to me that my instructions came from peter struck. >> he's not commented. james comey says the claims are ridiculous and byrne wouldn't elaborate on giving specifics on what instructions he was given. but he says the men in black did point him to maria butina, the woman who pled guilty to being an unregistered russian agent. his lawyer accused him of starting a manipulative relationship with her. but he wanted men in black to approach the people in the trump administration. >> it was all 100%. they knew she was trying to
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approach. her instructions were to build a contact with anybody in the hillary campaign, cruz, or trump. they knew that because she told me and i let them know. >> and when byrne indicated this went to the highest levels of government of the cia, he was pressed about exactly who. >> no, no. forget struck for a moment. i -- the x, y, and z are actual human beings whose names you know, who are in the obama administration. guys like straubing and stuff are the boys, the clerks who sent the messages. >> wouldn't say x, y, and z, who they are. he said he provided documents to john durham, the u.s. attorney to the district of connecticut who at the request of bill barr is now looking to the origins of the mueller probe. >> laura: it's getting interesting. thank you so much.
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getting interesting. here now to respond is robert driscoll. he was the attorney for the russian spy who is right in the middle of the story. attorney, trump 2020 advisory board member and the former deputy assistant director of counterterrorism for the fbi. i know it's a sensitive subject but what can you tell us that we haven't heard. >> the timeline is right. there was a relationship that started at freedom fest in 2015 and continued right up until the time she was arrested a few months before that. and so to the extent -- i know the story sounds crazy. but to the extent it intersects with maria, it's consistent and can be verified through her. as to what the contacts are for the government, my main concern as her defense lawyer is he's told me that he gave the government exculpatory information saying he's concerned about her, concluded she wasn't a spy, concluded she was an honest person trying to do what she was trying to do as a student and conveyed it to the
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fbi. and if it's a 302, it should have been turned over >> laura: this is the brady rule for the law geeks out there, wannabe. so the brady rule requires the prosecutor to give to the defendant's team all exculpatory information. now, byrne is saying that peter strauck was in the middle of this. this went to the highest levels, comey, mccabe, on down. this is wild. i have a full declaration of what i know. i've known patrick byrne since our first week in college. we were both the same class in college. i know him -- i don't keep in touch with him. but to me it's -- the appearances on television were pretty interesting. he's now kind of disappeared. we'll get to it later more. have you heard anything back from the government regarding your client who obviously has been convicting in the serving time for her own line of government. >> i sent a letter raising this issue and asking for the
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information for durham, horowitz, and the letter of responsibility. a letter back from the inspector general saying opr will be investigating. the investigation is for opr right now to look if there was any brady material withheld or any misconduct with respect to maria's case. >> does this surprise you? i know you've known about her relationship with byrne for sometime. but these other elements we're going to get to in a minute. hillary's name mentioned by byrne saying someone might have been trying to blackmail her at some point. does that surprise you? >> it's wild. when i spoke with patrick. it's really -- i got the same reaction three weeks ago, everybody watching cable last night thinking to myself, this is wild. but what always struck me was this guy, what he said about maria was generally accurate. i can vary if most of it. so i have to take it seriously. at least the government should take it seriously.
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because what intersects with what i know and what i can prove is generally accurate. >> why did they break up? >> i don't think it was a close relationship. they had common interest and they got together a few times over the years. i wouldn't put it as the love of anyone's life. >> laura: it was romantic. it got serious. there were hotel rooms involved, two room, one room, unclear there? >> of course, you are, but, again, i don't think it was the most -- she was dating someone else. there's complicating factors. i'm not dr. phil on that front. >> laura: how credible is this claim, though, that with all of your experience with the fbi specifically comey was the director at the time directed him to have an ongoing relationship with someone they believed was a russian operative. >> when a gal comes to you from
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russia and says i've been sent here to make contact and we want to take you to moscow and speak on bitcoin and liberalism, you have to report that. so now the men in black were back in my life. and i was trying to encourage her to have a relationship. last time i was watching television and congressional hearings, i figured where the orders came from, they came from a guy named period strauk. carlin, mccabe, comey. that's who sent the orders. >> laura: people are watching this going, what? so patrick byrne had a low-level security clearance. he wanted to keep it. that's why he reported to whatever person at the fbi he reported to about his relationship or the connection with martina. but comey, mccabe, involvement with strauck. they're rejecting the notion saying it's ridiculous. the fbi doesn't work that way.
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what's the truth here? does the fbi ever work that way? >> sure, in a counterintelligence situation, the fbi would reach out to a former asset for the purpose of understanding in counterintelligence we referred to people's assets rather than informants. so if they used patrick byrne in any capacity before, it would have made sense to reach out to her and ask her to rekindle whatever relationship they had, if they were interested in her, which we knew they were. and there were other things going on in 2015 and 2016. so they could have also benefitted from the idea that if you have, for example, take hypothetically the russian trump investigation, if that was in its early stages and was a preliminary inquiry, then you can actually reach out to a current or former asset like that whereas you would have to get special approval in the preliminary inquiry to reach out and develop a new asset. so, they had a lot of reasons they might have wanted to use them. as far as the part about
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director comey specifically said something to me or deputy director mccabe, something like that, that may not be exactly what he meant to convey. i would think that -- and i watched this interview on television. i think he meant to convey the agents that were talking to him had let him know that these were the people calling the shots. it's all very interesting. it's all kind of -- if you watched it, it's the -- >> it's another character in this ongoing drama. and harmeed and i both went to the same college. patrick byrne, i was like what is this? this is bizarre. but it doesn't seem to me to be out of the realm of possibility that strauck and comey, anything they can do at this point to stir the pot. >> absolutely, laura, out of these people, some of them are known to be liars. many of us believe comey certainly lied repeatedly.
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that's been found. and mccabe and strauck were fired for lying. although these characters, this tale is a wild one, i have to say i'm going to suspend judgment on that as we hear more facts. but robert said this is lining up from the point of view of his client, the brady violations are of a piece of what we heard out of this cast of characters and failure by the doj officials to turn over the information that's exculpatory. so i'm prepared to believe a lot of this. some of the details are hazy. a number of different interviews from slightly different facts. >> i have a question here. it's a bit of an odd timeline, because if strauck and all these guys, comey, they didn't want trump to win, and then why -- we're hearing this stuff about, well, it was an attempt to blackmail hillary. robert, do you understand that?
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do you get that aspect? >> i do understand that aspect, laura, however, again, this is counterintelligence investigation, there aren't any 302s, for example, counterintelligence assets are not reported on 302s, they're reported on memos and what we used to call inserts. so they're not the same kind of -- they don't have the same kind of oversight that you would think is -- that you would see in the criminal field. who knows? as was just said, there's a question of all of the characters in this play and nothing about his interview bothers me at all. it all seems pretty reasonable. >> what i'm going to say, the threeoff, i hope john durham in connecticut, i hope this is all part of the effects that he's going through. all of this seems too bizarre and too convenient and a lot of these explanations. i appreciate it all. makes it clear, he would not stand for china's trade war retaliation.
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the biggest misconception of the tariff tip and why the left should be more concerned about china in 2020.
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>> laura: president trump punching back at china after the country announced it will impose $75 billion on u.s. tariffs on
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u.s. goods and resume taxing automobiles. before the president leaves for the important g 7 meeting, he tweeted, we don't need china and better off without them. the vast amounts of money made and stolen by china from the u.s. after the decades will stop. our great companies are hereby ordered to look for an alternative to china including bringing the companies home and making their products in the usa. the ceo of nucor steel, dan d'amico who's been raising the red flag of warning about china for years and years. dan, i think it's important. everybody focused on the daily fluctuations in the market to walk through some of the common misconceptions about this larger trade issue with china. first, most important, the claim that the trade war is dragging down the economy. south bend mayor and renowned trade expert, rhodes scholar
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pete budigeig said this. >> it's fool's error to make china get the fundamentals for the tariffs. we're paying the costs of the tariffs. we're going to see more in the price of the consumer goods. >> what of that, dan, this is devastating. $75 billion in new tariffs, we only -- we only sold, what, $150 billion a year to china. they sold us $550 billion. so what is budigeig talking about? >> he doesn't know what he's talking about, to be honest with you. it's unfortunate for someone who says he wants to be president of the united states doesn't understand how serious this battle, the existential battle it is we are having with china. the fundamental issues that we've been talking about that the administration has been working on to get china to change its cheating ways, its string of broken promises to the world on how it would conduct
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its economy over the years, it's really sad someone like that thinks they should be president of the united states. as far as tariffs increasing the prices to consumers, they've been yelling that chicken little stuff for two years. and inflation has gone nowhere. no basis in facts. the number of studies, there's been little impact on the consumer. ceos have talked about that, including the walmart ceo an the former ceo. >> laura: and target too. we have a $20 trillion economy. $20 trillion. so, no one loves these ups and downs in the market. they could be unsettling. they can have an effect over time. but this is a very small percentage of the overall record. and even 2 u.s. economy since the start of the year has
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continued to be favorable. business manufacturing weaken but solid job growth rising wages have been driving robust consumption, supporting growth overall, dan. china, germany, and the overall global economy is slowing. but the u.s. outlook remains strong. that's from jerome powell. so how can this trade stuff be what can we do? we have to let china cheat and cheat. >> i agree. no sense to it. no common sense to it. doesn't connect on the dots at all. the fact is what president trump is saying is listen, i ran on getting the economy growing at 3% to 4%. now we've got an economy that's growing at 2% to 3%. but that's not what we want. and so in order for us to be able to achieve the kind of growth that our people and our citizens and our country deserve, we've got to stop the trade cheating by china. we've got to stop their manipulation. we've got to stop the economic and military aggression. we can no longer sit by and let
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them take advantage of those. >> i think trump is being moderate on trade. i think we should decouple from china. i think we should disengage from china. we should treat them like we treated the former soviet union and some point the dalai lama can come back and they released all of the muslims in their province that are imprisoned and they stop cheating, maybe then we'll re-engage. that's how president ingraham's administration would go. >> i would be happy to be your vice president and reenforce that. >> laura: i love it. got it, dan. okay, the second claim, trump's not showing the leadership he needs in the fight against this china cheating and trade issue. cnn's david gergen made this claim. >> here we are in what amounts to a full scale trade war with china and the relationship is deteriorating. that's threat tong the economy and to the future leadership in the world.
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>> laura: who's going to want to be the next president? trump or biden? >> i think it's chairman chi who wants to be the next president. >> laura: it's ludicrous on its face. we finally have a flowing but still we had robust growth. we have rising wages, we have that under trump. he says we need better leadership, to do what? what is wrong with you? >> let's talk about the leadership issue? let's say he's not being a leader. this is ridiculous. he's the leader we need. he's taking on china where no other president has. >> laura: that's the economy and the g 7. i will answer every question with what are we doing that germany, england, france, ita italy's government is busting up. we are doing something right. and they are doing a lot wrong. >> he's being a true leader and i know something about leadership throughout my career. he's being a real leader, fighting for this country, fighting for its citizens.
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and i'll share one other thing with you. behind the scenes, behind closed doors, global world leaders are saying thank god president trump is finally taking on china. >> laura: they don't have the guts to and we don't have the money to pay them off. that's my point. we don't have the extra cash to force germany and france to do the right thing. dan, thank you so much. we've been wanting to have you on for sometime. we really appreciate it. >> more than happy to come on any time. >> laura: fantastic. you take care. what is this retaliatory action by china really all about? the story garners little coverage at the time. a few weeks back, bill gertz at the washington time, the free beacon accomplished this saying china covertly subverting trump's re-election. inside he revealed china is conducting aggressive influence campaign designed to block trump in 2020 according to a dissident chinese billionaire who until
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recently was close to chinese senior leaders. the co-author of the forthcoming book, china and the west. why isn't the left alarmed by the real attempt to meddle in our election? >> they're putting a bet on china helping joe biden become president. the chinese used to think say a year ago that trump would get a second term. they began to make serious concessions, that's why this 150-page trade agreement was as good as it was as the president said until they reneged. so their hope is now they've got to somehow defeat trump themselves. go it to make sure that biden gets in. the president said this now several times. people think he's joking when they said they just want sleepy joe instead of me. >> laura: that's obvious. >> i don't think he's joking. i think he has reason to believe that the chinese really think that. i talked to the president quite recently. he told me they have wishful thinking about american
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politics. they somehow think they can just wait him out. i think what we're seeing today is it's not true. he's going to be tougher and tougher on them until they at least get back to what they were may 1. >> laura: we have a situation where china, now, is reaching to australian university to subvert students' rights in -- in australia. chinese students who were studying abroad, supporting hong kong. i mean, if we have an enormous population of chinese students here in the united states. they had a lot of them working at research universities, a lot of concern about that. but china's influence now through social media. paying off through social media to push the anti-trump stuff up too. that came up this week. this is real. they're still talking about he's a foreign agent of russia, john meechum and joe scarborough. this is not a real -- this is not a paper tiger, it's a real tiger in beijing. >> the size of their economy is enormous compared to the soviet
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union. they're $14 trillion, we're $19 trillion. in the case of soviet union, they never got to 10% of our gdp size. here's somebody already 2/3 of the way. they grow three times faster than we do. so our doom of becoming a chinese colony is clear, it's a question of how much time until trump began to fight back. >> one of these other issues that i want to get to, another misconception about trade is that it's all hurting our exports. we'll put up the full screen here. but, as we can see, our exports in the first half of 2016 is -- you know, over a trillion, they've gone up $200 billion, january to june of 2019. both our exports, even with the strong dollar, and our -- all of our imports and exports, look, that's january, june 2015. then the next, 2019. so, $200 billion.
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so, that's the -- maybe the idea that it's killing our trade. now, we have some stuff going on with china. if they cared about it, why don't they pass the u.s. mca. if they care about the trade situation, where's the push for u.s. mca? >> well, i think one of the things that the chinese have that the president told me is wishful thinking about. they think the u.s. congress is not really concerned about china, not to mention the mca. that's not true. a lot of initiatives are coming out of the congress. marco rubio, the bipartisan support, wants the technology czar in the white house to stop this flow of technology to >> laura: every dollar we give to trade surplus they use it to buy guns or weapons that could be used against us or our allies in the future. i don't see how to engage with china at this point. i say get back to us. >> more pain inflicted on the chinese economy than our own economy. >> laura: joe biden said we need
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to use different tactics. i like the flip-flop on the transalantic partnership. >> he's against it now. >> laura: yes, he flipped. i hope you have the tissues ready. plus, hollywood is still in bed with red china. raymond arroyo is here, all of the details in the special edition of "the ingraham angle" next. memory support brand. you can find it in the vitamin aisle in stores everywhere. prevagen. healthier brain. better life.
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>> president trump will depart from the g-7 summit in france moments from now. the president is meeting with the closest allies and trading partners comes amid an escalating trade war between the u.s. and china and the global economic jitters. it follows president trump's decision to cancel a visit to denmark after a spat with denmark's prime minister over greenland. north korea firing two short ranged ballistic missiles to the sea of japan earlier tonight. the north conducted at least seven such missile testings since july. the latest missile launch comes days after the u.s. and south korea and annual military exercises. the drills are an invasion rehearsal. back to the ingraham angle. >> laura: it's friday. it means it's time for oh, friday follies time. movie stars to defend the regime
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where she displayed justin timberlake song a little too seriously and an optical illusion swamps the internet. all of the details. ramon arroyo joins us from hollywood. all right. tell us how the celebrities are being deployed to defame these protesters in hong kong. >> laura, it's chinese celebrities. it started last week when crystal yifi liu, the star of the new live action film "mulan," she reposted the name from the communist party mouthpiece, the people's daily, translated to english, it said this, i support the hong kong police. you can attack me now. and now she accompanied that with a heart emoji and a flexed arm and in english, what a shame for hong kong. this is a major actress there. last week, supporters of the hong kong protest called for a boycott of mulan.
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the media rushed in to defend the actress saying how can you boycott mulan, it's about an independent brave woman. forget the brutal treatment of the protesters, they deployed native jackie chan. he says, appearing on china global television that i feel pride in being chinese wherever i go, the five-starred red flag is respected everywhere around the world. hong kong and china are my birthplaces and my home. china is my country. i love my country. i love my home. i hope that hong kong can return to peace soon. so, laura, he's taking the side of the -- of the government over the protesters as well. now, you think his colleagues here in holly wooled would be all over it raising voices against the human rights abuses of china or the religious abuses, they're too busy sounding an alarm of a different kind. >> this is an emergency
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announcement. did y'all know that the amazon has been burning for weeks and we're just now hearing about this? the amazon is the largest rain forest on the planet earth. and it contains 20% of the world's oxygen. >> the fires are burning at one of the fastest paces in years. we only have one planet and we have to take care about it. >> what's happening to earth and see how you can help. >> leo dicaprio along with madonna said the lungs of the earth are in flames. we have no problem with people protesting environmental damage, but hollywood to my eye are engaging in an easy protest. it's a protest that doesn't cost them anything unlike the hollywood protesters. that would cost them a lot. >> laura: how much money would they lose in the pox office in china. the chinese masters in the entertainment industry, that whole story is outrageous. they're talking about human rights and all of different
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issues here. but we have real sub jew gags of real people in china. you think it's not even happening. unbelievable. >> like the people in hong kong and the chinese mainland, hollywood is censored and repressed too. they only let afew films go to the mainland china in those theaters. they're willing to swallow the oppression for a dime >> laura: when spielberg does a movie on mao, i'll be impressed. let's do one on them and really what happened? what do we have? >> the president issued a protest of a different type this week, laura, when he reacted to a press conference by rashida talib. she lamented not being able to visit her grandmother in israel even after the government gave her permission to do so. >> talib with the tears, all of
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a sudden, she starts with the tears, the tears. i don't buy it. >> so, i thought the president might have been going too far here. we did digging. and apparently she does employ tears regularly. watch? >> i watched as my mother had to go through dehumanizing check poin points -- mr. chairman it needs to be noted into record, ice agents even though they told us not to speak to them too, remember that? >> the president junction at a -- juxtaposed the behavior you saw there with the behavior at one of the campaign events a few years ago. >> you should see the horrible things that talib said about israel. i've seen her at very vicious moods at my campaign raillis before she was a congresswoman. i said, who is that?
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i saw a woman violent and vicious and out of control. >> he's referring to this display. i forgot about it. this is detroit in 2016, that's tali be -- talib there, being taken out of this event. we ponder what she was doing there in that clip. there was an internet sensation that broke out this week. and a researcher from norway posted this video last sunday, went viral very quickly. the question is, is this is a rabbit or a bird you're seeing? to me it means you have too much time on your hands. i don't care what you're looking at? what do you think? >> laura: i thought earlier it was a rabbit. but now i'm thinking it's a very odd crow. i don't know. it looks like my dog, annie, when she gets a treat. i hate those things. i don't understand, is the dress yellow or orange? >> i couldn't care less. >> laura: people have a lot of
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time on their hands. be safe. we'll see when you report from l.a. next week. >> i will. >> and the democratic national committee holding a summer retreat in the friendly confines up the coast from raymond in san francisco. so why are they being protested? donna brazil will tell us, she's there. imagine traveling hassle-free with your golf clubs. now you can, with! no more lugging your clubs through the airport or risk having your clubs lost or damaged by the airlines. sending your own clubs ahead with
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>> laura: a lot of the 2020 democratic candidates, fanatics, are in san francisco this weekend for the democratic
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national convention summer meeting. you would think this progressive city would embrace the radical candidates. but protests broke out after the dnc said it will not hold a debate focused on climate change. still, candidates have been doing their best to one-up each other with handouts and dreams. just watch. >> when i lead the democratic party, we will be a party of moral clarity. a party of courage. if -- if we can afford medicare for all to save our people and a green new deal to save our planet. >> if we're going to be the smartest nation on earth, it means starting early with universal pre-k for 3 and 4-year-olds. >> will we like our ancestors before stand up and dream again and say, i, too, dream america anew. i dream bold dreams and dangerous dreams, i dream
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defiant dreams. >> laura: joining me now is donna brazille, former dnc chairwoman, fox news contributor. does dnc feel about the parties becoming radical? are they feeling a little uneasy about it when san francisco seems to be protesting at least outside of the convention hall? what's all that about? >> first of all, i wish you were here. it's a great way to celebrate democracy. we had an interesting meeting yesterday. we dealt with climate change, gun control, other important priorities. the party feels that we are going to have 12 debates before we reach the convention, and we'll be able to reach all of those thing, including climate change. >> laura: i would probably have
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an egg or a pie thrown at me. i'd go with you so you could protect me, okay now, the current front-runner, joe biden, did not make it to this event. this is a big event. he literally phoned it in. >> i'm running for president to restore the soul of this nation, to rebuild the unifier country. who ultimately earns our party's nomination, i stand united with every single democrat behind our and most important mission, beat donald trump. >> laura: what was the reaction of the vp skipping this big party event? >> well, i don't think anybody took offense at it. he had a previously scheduled event in new hampshire. we saw him on video. we saw several of the other candidates including bay toe as well as pete budigeig on video. this afternoon, we're going to hear from a lot of the
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candidates, elizabeth warren, ryan booker. i think democrats are appreciative of those who showed up. but we know all of the candidates will be there in the end to support the party. >> they don't care that -- no one -- it's not a big deal if the guy who's at the top of the polls from the beginning doesn't come? it would be better -- i know you want to spin this, but it's better if he comes. >> i don't have a favorite. i'm still shopping. but we've known each other for a long time. we'll make our decision as a party. the good news is we have more candidates coming than who are not coming. so now we're going to focus on those who are here. >> michael bennett, i want to talk about him for a moment, he's polling at 0%. he hadn't qualified for the next debate. but one of your old pals, and, of course, louisianian raging
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cajun, jim carville, said that he actually could win this thing. the associated press is reporting that he said, look, keep going, bullish on bennett. carville said he could make a better nominee than biden, because he's new, different, younger, and can project forward. what about that? carville said that bennett could be a younger version of biden saying that maybe biden is getting up there in age and maybe not the right person now to lead this diverse par the i? -- party. >> the voters will decide who will lead the party. but michael bennett today, he showed up. he was the first speaker. he had a great message this morning on making sure that the
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party is unified. he also spoke out in favor of more conversations around climate change. >> laura: but there's no debate. there's no debate. i have to ask you, there's no debate focused on climate change and people in san francisco, especially, are really unhappy about that. are you unhappy about this, yes or no? >> i'm a -- i'm -- look, i realize when you set up a schedule before you know what candidates are in the race, every candidate knew from the beginning there would be 12 deba debates. we didn't say they would focus on various issues. we said 12 debates. i don't want to second guess the leadership of tom perez and the party who made this decision. i had my opportunity to shape this conversation in the party. we have to move forward because the american people want to know what's the alternative to donald trump. that's what we're going to provide. >> laura: you have fun there in san francisco. we appreciate it. next, new numbers showing how the illegal immigration crisis
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is really impacting communities across the country as president trump looks to take new action to eliminate birthright citizenship. a full report when we come back.
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>> laura: we have a will the of important immigration-related stories tonight. as doj released the startling numbers, about the percentage of federal crimes committed by noncitizens, president trump takes the stand on the scam known as birthright citizenship. mike emmanuel is here in washington with all of the details tonight, mike? >> good evening to you. federal arrests of nonu.s. citizens has more than tripled in the last 20 years by the new numbers released by the bureau of justice statistics, 54% of federal arrests were noncitizens, they make up 7% of the population, they're 24% of all federal drug arrests, 25% of federal property arrests, and 28% of all federal fraud arre arrests. meanwhile, the trump add administration issued a new rule that withdraws from the flores settlement agreement. the new rule would allow holding them until the court hearing.
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assuming that's approved by the federal judge, it would take effect in 60 days. the chief of police say it makes sense. >> the families are going to be held in i.c.e. custody in family residential centers. they're not going to be held in border patrol stations so that frees up our agents first and foremost. we do not have the facilities to hold these individuals. >> senator elizabeth warren is blasting it saying the president is seeking to keep kids and parents in cages indefinitely and saying she will fight this policy and all attacks on immigrant communities. other critics say they hope the courts will block the implementation. laura? >> these fights extend far beyond the swamps of washington. liberal governors have taken extraordinary steps to stick the thumb in the eye of the trump administration on this. california's governor gavin newsom, tell us about a couple of ways that he's trying to, you know, thwart trump here.
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>> a high-profile case, they're giving a lot of attention after a woman shot and injured her husband after what she said was months of physical abuse and she's facing deportation. she's expected to be sent home to ethiopia until they can get newsom to pardon her. three refugees in the process of being remove from the u.s. and promised to keep fighting president trump on this issue. >> here in california, we confirm that people of good faith and firm will can still come together to achieve big things, we will offer an alternative to the corruption and the incompetence in the white house. >> the woman has served a four-year sentence in state prison. then she was taken into custody by i.c.e. to prepare for deportation. >> mike, this is wild. u.s. law states that -- i used to do immigration law, states if you become a felony, you'll be an illegal alien. you are deportable. so now state governors are saying, no, stay here. >> she used a gun, that's
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another hot button issue in california. >> it says these are just law-abiding -- would be-americans and they're working hard like everybody else. it cuts against that narrative. but this is what we've -- this is what's been exposed in this ramp up debate. >> we'll see what he does. >> we appreciate you tonight. thanks for coming in. final thoughts when we come back. (cymbal crash) energizer ultimate lithium. guinness world records title holder for longest-lasting aa battery. (male announcer) the next groundbreaking idea from america's #1 selling boat isn't a boat. the legendary performance of tracker
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>> laura: michelle malkin was on my pod cast. newt as well, critical on china as well, especially. so don't forget to download that, google's bias against conservatives, what we need to look out for in the presidential race of 2020. go to pod have a great weekend.
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parents, last weekend with the kids before they head to school, cherish it, hold on to every last bit of summer. that's it for us. shannon bream and the fox news at night team take it from here. >> shannon: hello. welcome to fox news at night. i'm shop nonbream this, is a fox news alert. president trump is on his way to the g 7 summit scheduled to leave the white house any minute following the day of escalating tariff threats between china and the u.s. a meeting with world leaders reportedly ready to stand up for the critics. covering it all. stay tuned. ruth bader ginsberg on the mend following the fourth cancer diagnosis. new questions about her health on the nation's highest court. and a major twist after the empire jussie smollett hate crime


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