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got a lot to talk about impeachment, baseball, nationals and all of that. this is the time in the program where i tell you we look forward to seeing you next sunday, 11 ian is the time, with the late -- 31 eastern is the time, with the latest buzz. have a great sunday. eric: just arrived at joint base andrews with president trump, as you can see. this is a live shot of that gleaming and glorious airplane that is the one that carries the commander in chief just arriving from that trip to new york city. the president taking what may be described as a brief break from battling the impeachment inquiry to visit the madison square garden last night. the white house says it is prepared to defend the president as house democrats lining up for witnesses for this coming week. we'll see if the president says anything when he returns to the white house and comes down the stairs of air force one. hello, everyone, and welcome to "america's news headquarters," i'm eric shawn. arthel: and i'm arthel neville.
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new polling shows americans remain sharply divided on the issue with 49% of voters in favor of president trump being impeached and removed from office. meanwhile, more reaction after a divided house voted last week to formalize their rules of their impeachment process. >> the house vote doesn't make a difference in terms of a flawed process somehow becoming open and transparent, and they should have done this from the beginning. six weeks ago tuesday nancy pelosi said we're going to move toward an impeachment inquiry. chris, it took them five weeks to hold a vote. >> very sadly, up like the nixon or clinton investigations, this is going to continue to break down along partisan lines. it shouldn't be that way, but my republican colleagues are unwilling to look at the facts here. arthel: garrett tenney is live in washington with more. hi, garrett. >> reporter: house republicans are continuing to criticize the process of this impeachment inquiry.
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for months they have argued that it was illegitimate because the full house hadn't voted formally on it, and now that it's passed without a single republican vote, gop leaders argue that democrats are trying to rig the process by only allowing republicans to call witnesses that the democratic chairman approves. today house minority whip steve scalise said this is nothing like the clinton and nixon impeachments. >> under clinton and nixon, there was a bipartisan negotiation to at least have fair rules. they don't want fair rules, they just want to hurt president trump's chances to win re-election. it's all about reversing the results of the 2016 election. there are no high crimes or misdemeanors. >> reporter: top democrats argue that there is a little they can do to prevent the partisan divide over the inquiry because republican lawmakers have gone full in on defending president trump regardless of what the evidence says and are determined to impede that investigation. >> the republicans keep moving the goalpost. they tell us they want us to be
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transparent, when we're transparent, it's not good enough. the president will have every right, all his protections there. they can't complain about not having open hearings and then when we have open hearings complain about that as well. >> reporter: republicans have been calling for democrats to hold public open hearings and to release the transcripts of the closed door depositions they have already completed. both of those things are now expected to happen as soon as next week after the list of handful of closed door interviews are completed this next week, about 11 or so have been subpoenaed to appear. we'll see how many of those folks actually show up, arthel. arthel: okay, garrett. thank you. eric? eric: and for more on what's coming and what the nation could be watching, slightly transfixed by the hearings, a california congressman joins us who chairs the subcommittee on oversight and investigations. carson, welcome -- >> thanks for having me on. eric of course. what do you expect will be flickering across our television
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screens perhaps in a few weeks? >> you know, i don't think anyone should be happy that we're going down this process, but i am glad it's going to an open hearing process where the public can watch the testimony, the republicans will have a chance to ask questions, the president will have a chance to defend himself, and that's what should happen. and then every member of congress can see the depositions, they can participate in this process. eric: we're told that there will likely be 45 minute question periods for both sides, republicans and democrats. could this be laying out the case on one side if -- and the republicans trying to clean it up and answer, basically, on the other side? >> yeah, absolutely. i think the democrats will be laying out and asking the questions that, you know, kind of get to the root of what happened with the ukraine spending, and i would hope the republicans are also working with us to get to the truth. and then the american public will make a decision. eric: you know what the president says and his supporters, that he did nothing wrong, that this has been a,
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quote, soviet-style type of investigation. it is slanted and biased, and adam schiff has too much power being able to have the rules to pick those who are subpoenaed. basically, the fix is in to try to shoe horn donald trump out of the oval office. how would you respond? >> well, i don't think that's the case. i think we're doing our job of oversight, and that's how our constitution's set up, checks and balances. you know, congress authorized and appropriated these funds and said we want to help our ally are, ukraine, defend themselves. the president made a decision, and it's our job to figure out why those funds weren't actually distributed to ukraine. eric: are you concerned about the non-bipartisan nature of this? two democrats, you know, onboard. other than that, ann collie was on cnn a couple of hours ago, met me play a clip of what she said assaying nancy pelosi said months ago this could divide the country. >> nancy pelosi has also said
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she's not sure that we'll get there. she promised us six short months ago, dennis, impeachment would have to be overwhelmingly bipartisan. not a single republican followed her down. two democrats voted with republicans, they can't justify this, and she said the public would have to be there. eric: do you think the public would be there? and it is not an overwhelmingly bipartisan process. >> i would hope it ends up being bipartisan if, in fact, articles of impeachment filed, but that's the next phase, going to public hearing so the public actually can see the testimony of ambassador taylor, lieutenant colonel vinman and others, and they can make a decision. again, all the members of congress can see that testimony as well, read the depositions, and then we'll find out where we end up. eric: do you believe the president is guilty of high crime and/or misdemeanor? >> i certainly think the president's committed impeachable offenses having listened to some of the testimony and some of the corroborating evidence. now, you know, we'll go to a public phase, see where we end
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up and see if articles of impeachment are filed. eric: what are you most troubled by? >> you know, that ukraine is an ally. in an overwhelmingly bipartisan way, we said we've got to help these folks defend themselves against russia. we allocated that -- 400 million -- that $400 million, and the president decided he wasn't going to give it to them. and by all accounts from what i've seen, it was because of a desire to get dirt on a political opponent. eric: does it weigh in your thinking that the president has said there was no pressure on the call, that he did not mention that military aid on the call at all and his supporters have said there's no quid pro quo? does that weigh in any factor in your thinking? >> well, we saw what acting chief of staff mick mulvaney said, yeah, of course it was quid pro quo. we know have the lieutenant colonel, the ambassador and others say they were very concerned about the decision to withhold aid. eric: and some of the republican
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senators, apparently, are ready to concede that it may have been quid pro quo, but their view is that there was no criminal intent, that it was maybe for some personal use. here's the president, by the way, descending at andrews air force base from air force one. does that hold any water to you in terms of the type of intent the president may have had? >> sure. certainly i think it was an abuse of power. i certainly think it was a bad decision. you know, we'll go through this public testimony, and people can make their own decision on what was driving the president, what his intentions were and whether it was a high crime and misdemeanor. but let's keep this in a public setting, let's let the public make decisions and, you know, we'll see where this ends up. eric: "the wall street journal" editorial has this: democrats want to impeach president trump for asking a foreign government to investigate his political rival.
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assuming the facts bear this out, the attempt was self-serving and reckless and a long way from the perfect behavior mr. trump claims. but democrats will need more than the facts on the public records so far to justify short circuiting a president i. presidency. while you have said he has committed impeachable offenses, what about their view that there needs to be more and a lot more to try to move forward? >> well, again, that's what'll take place. because if, in fact, articles of impeachment are filed and pass the house, i would hope it's done in a bipartisan way. but even if it's in a partisan way, then the trial actually goes over to senate side where the republicans are in charge, and we'll see how they conduct that trial. eric: and we'll see likely how long that potential trial could be and see what mitch mcconnell does and republican senators do. congressman bera from california in sacramento this morning, congressman, thank you for joining us. >> thank you, eric. arthel: tensions between the u.s. and iran continue to bubble
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as we mark 40 years tomorrow since the siege of the u.s. embassy in tehran. now, this comes as the islamic nation's supreme leader is accusing washington of, quote, wilder and more flagrant aggression against the regime. trey yingst is live in our jerusalem bureau with more. ?rai. >> reporter: arthel, good afternoon. that's right. as tensions do continue between the united states and iran, the world tomorrow will mark the 40th anniversary of the iran hostage crisis. now, we do know that today iran's supreme leader, the ayatollah khamenei, did speak to a group of students on state it's, doubling down on a -- doubling down on commitments not to talk with the united states. he added negotiations about iran's nuclear program will not solve iran's problems. [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: for the other side, getting iran to sit at the negotiating table and accept talks means bringing the islamic
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republic to its knees. they want to prove that they can finally bring iran to its knees and make it come to the negotiating table through economic pressure and severe sanctions. >> reporter: again, the ayatollah's comments do come on the eve of the 1979 iran hostage crisis anniversary. now, the standoff began when a group of protesters, angry about american-iranian negotiations, took 60 people hostage. now, decades later amid a summer filled with iranian or iranian-backed attacks on the oil structure, the iranians targeting the world's largest oil field and a resurgence of the nuclear program, the world is watching once again the relationship between washington and tehran. as for tension in the middle east, over the weekend a series of rockets were fired into southern israel from the gaza strip, this further highlights the threat that u.s. allies face in the middle east from iran and iranian proxies. arkansas snell. arthel: trey yingst live in
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jerusalem, thanks. eric: california getting some good news on this sunday. the firefighters there getting some relief finally from mother nature. the winds, we're told, finally dying down after days of red flag warnings with those wildfires. meanwhile, parts of the midwest and northeast now bracing for their first dose of winter weather. adam klotz in the fox extreme weather center. start with california and some relief finally in battling those wildfires. adam: absolutely, eric. we're seeing those winds die down in a major way. mostly calm across a large portion of these regions we've been talking about. the winds even at their strongest so far this morning only getting up to 5-10 niles an hour. so even any fires that continue, it's hard to push those along when the winds are calm, really give the firefighters a little bit of an opportunity. now, the relative humidity is still low but not nearly as dry as it's been. the oranges and yellows are getting the moisture in the air
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content anywhere from 25-40%. it was down at 10% or lower. so just a little bit more moisture in the air, that also helps with the fire-fighting. they would love to see a little bit of rain. unfortunately, that's not going to be the case. this is our satellite and radar over the last 24 hours, and you see it's completely bone dry. it's not just true in california, it has been a rell tvly dry, kind of nice weekend if you're in areas where you don't want to see the rain. the rest of the country has been clear. any bit of precipitation you are seeing in the northern portions of the country, unfortunately, a little bit of snow because, yes, it is starting to feel a bit more like winter. these are our current temperatures, plenty of spots hovering in the 40s or in some spots even the 30s. not horribly bad, and temperatures will be bumping up to around 50 degrees later today pretty widespread the 50s or 60s. that same general forecast is the same over the next couple of days. monday's highs, the middle of the country, 50s and 60s, still holding on to cold air in
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the upper midwest. but we run through monday into tuesday and wednesday, and while these numbers seem the same, suddenly on wednesday and thursday we're tracking another kind of big arctic system moving in. you see these numbers into the 20s. by thursday that really begins to settle down, and we're looking at numbers across the middle of the country into the 20s or 30s for daytime highs. so these will be looking at 20-30 degrees below the seasonal average, and this is as far out as this particular model goes. this is going to continue to settle all the way down across the eastern a half of the country. we have a big arctic cooldown coming probably at tend of this accompanying week, eric, feeling more and more like winter all of the time. eric: getting there on the calendar, adam, and it's pretty cool for the marathon runners out there here in new york city. great weather. adam: yes. eric: arthel? arthel: as the white house prepares for an impeachment fight, another round of fox news polling reveals how the american people feel. we'll have those results for you
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♪ ♪ eric: new fox news polls on this sunday, they show a slight dip in president trump's approval rating. 42% of the respondents say they approve of his job performance. that is compared to 57% though who disapprove. for more on the polls, mark meredith live in washington with what folks are telling us. >> reporter: good afternoon, eric. a new fox news poll shows how voters feel about the impeachment investigation tied to president trump. the poll asked registered voters how likely they think the president will be impeached. among those surveyed, 13% said it was extremely likely that the president will be impeached, that's up from 7% in june of this year. 27% told us they believe it's somewhat likely impeachment will happen, and 38% believe it's not likely to happen at all. president trump has repeatedly called the impeachment inquiry a witch hunt, but a majority of voters fox checked with found it to be a valid inquery.
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5% describe the inquiry -- 52% describe add legitimate, 39% called it bogus. the poll was taken just days before the house voted to approve formalizing the inquiry. raw makers -- can lawmakers have not said how long it could take, but timing is important. with that in mind, fox asked voters what should happen if the house finds sufficient evidence to impeachment here are those numbers. 43% told us voters should decide what happens if there is sufficient evidence through the ballot box, while 42% say if congress finds it necessary, they should impeach and remove the president from office. it's all about timing, as we mentioned one year from the election, voters are not the only one split on the impeachment process. democrats on capitol hill have accused republicans of remaining too loyal to the president. >> i think it's fair to say that republicans a ought not come to the conclusion that no matter what the evidence shows, president trump will be exonerated. i think that's a dangerous standard for them to adhere to
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as well. >> reporter: but our poll found some minds may already be made up. a majority of people who oppose impeachment now said new evidence in the inquiry is not likely to change their feelings. eric: wow, today, next year election day. >> reporter: amazing, isn't it? arthel: we're going to bring in brad blakeman, former deputy assistant to president george w. bush. so, brad, before we get to the polls, i want to find out from you what's the general sense that you're getting there in d.c. regard aring an appetite for impeachment, especially in some of the candid conversations amongst republican senators and also will the partisanship persist throughout the process? >> there's no appetite for impeachment by republicans in the house, and certainly no appetite to remove the president should the house impeach and the senate conduct a trial. based on the evidence we know now and as a lawyer, i think the best evidence we have is the transcript itself and the intent of the parties to the call --
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that is the president of the united states, the president of ukraine. they both say the transcript is accurate. what they intended is not what is being alleged. and everything's being held so far behind closed doors and spun by democrats, so it's not surprising that we're seeing the kind of national poll numbers we do because the public is really only getting one side of the story. arthel: that said, do you think we'll ever actually see the actual transcript from that phone call, more than just the summary that has been released so far? >> well, if there is an actual verbatim tape, i think we would have known about it by now. what i think is typical and what i know when i was in the white house is a lot of these phone calls are transcribed by a career diplomat, which is exactly what happened here, a career official gave an accounting of the phone call in its entirety and, guess what? both the president and the president of ukraine agree that that is exactly what occurred. arthel: okay. we'll move on from there.
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yesterday doug burns was on with eric, and he predicted that speaker pelosi will ultimately stand down from the impeachment inquiry. do you think the democrats will change course, and if they wanted to, is there an exit ramp? >> well, i find it very, very difficult for speaker pelosi to exit gracefully. assuming they abandon impeachment and just censure the president, that is a victory lap for the president. i believe if they were to impeach the president and the senate not convict the president, i think the president then stands on what a witch hunt this was and how partisan it was, and the fact is the nation is divided, we have been divided for some time. certainly doesn't bring the nation together. and i don't think it helps democrats in the end a year from now make their case because they took so much time away from governing. arthel: well, they say they can walk and chew gum at the same time -- [laughter] they're still legislating while they're investigating, but let's go to those numbers.
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according to a new fox news poll, nearly half of voters want president trump impeach end and removed from -- impeached and removed from office. six in ten believe the president did ask foreign leaders to investigate political opponents, and two-thirds say that action is inappropriate. next, 49% want president trump impeached and removed from office, 4% say he should be impeached but not removed, and 41% oppose impeaching president trump. that's about where things stood, by the way, in early october when 51% said impeach and remove and 4% said impeach, don't remove, and 40% opposed it altogether. brad, democrats are relying on the open hearings so the american public can judge the information for themselves. those open hearings most likely to take place later this month and/or next month. considering the timing, will americans really focus on those hearings? i mean, when people had been in full holiday mode?
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>> well, it's going to be very hard for them to have that kind of attention. one thing is for sure, sunshine is a cleansing agent, and i'm thankful that now the house has taken a vote, and it will be in the sunshine. it won't be full sunshine because republicans haven't gotten the same opportunity for subpoenaing witnesses and certainly not giving the president the rights he deserves. having said that, at least it will be out in the open. but so far we've only heard one side of the story, so it's not unusual that the american people are polling the way they are because they're only getting one side of the story. and as we move into the holidays, if the house were to impeach, then the senate certainly wouldn't take up a trial until january or february, and we have six u.s. senators running for president. how can they be in two places at the same time? conducting a campaign and also sitting in judgment of a president they seek to remove? arthel: they say they'll be
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there, but let's move on. when the open hearings begin, if republicans continue to hammer the process and drive the narrative that the president did nothing wrong, how will this come across to the american people if that is the only thing that the republicans will be doing in those open sessions instead of actually providing a defense for the president? >> well, the best defense is the transcript itself. the transcript should be speaking for itself, because it is the best evidence that we have. i think democrats thought the president was never going to release -- arthel: it's not a transcript, it's a summary. >> yeah, but the parties to the call, the president and the president of ukraine, agree that -- arthel: well, of course they agree, the president of ukraine needs president trump. but that's why we're going to have, apparently, that's why they want the hearing open, and maybe there will be some of the, you know, diplomats who are not partisan who will actually speak
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on behalf of the president, some of these open hearings. i have to go, but i want to ask you this, brad: the people will speak one year from today, november 3, 2020. the people will speak. what do you think they will say? >> i think they will say am i better off today than i was four years ago? clearly, that answer is yes. and the president has a record, and i think that's what so confounds the democrats. it's not enough to hate this president out of office, you've got to vote him out. and it's hard to do when your only record is obstruction. arthel: we have to leave it there. brad blakeman, thank you. >> thank you. eric: well, it seems impeachment could be coming as that process ramps up in the house. the senate is gearing up for a possible trial in that chamber. coming up next, we'll take a closer look at how that process could unfold. i thought i was managing
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the president, the process would head to senate for a trial with the chief justice of the supreme court residing. there hasn't been such a proceeding since 1998. our capitol hill senior producer chad pergram explains how an impeachment trial could work today. >> reporter: the constitution says little about how the senate conducts an impeachment trial. article i, section six of the constitution says the senate, quote, has the sole power to try impeachments. the chief justice presides, and it takes a two-thirds vote to convict. >> under the impeachment rules of the senate, we'll take the matter up. the chief justice will be in the chair. we intend to do our constitutional responsibility. >> reporter: but on cnbc, mcconnell took a different tack. >> i would have no choice but to take it up. how long you're on it is a whole different matter. >> reporter: i've covered mitch mcconnell for a long time now. i've learned to parse his language. he usually says exactly what he means. the senate would have to take up
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articles of impeachment, but nobody knows for how long. consider this: senate impeachment rule one says the senate, quote, shall immediately inform the house that it's ready to receive the articles. that involves a vote. then the house sends over the articles along with a team of managers, house members who serve as prosecutors. senate impeachment rule two says the senate recognizes the house's impeachment managers, and the articles shall be exhibited. that means the senate reads the impeachment articles aloud on the floor. now the senate has, quote, taken up impeachment. but as mcconnell says, for how long. 67 votes are needed to quash one of the senate's impeachment rules, just 351 requires to dis-- 51 required to dismiss the charges. senator robert byrd tried to dismiss the charges against president clinton in 1998. ground rules were established
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for clinton's trial. even if senators disagreed on the president's guilt or innocence, senators decided to stick with the agreement despite byrd's effort to short circuit the trial. it's hard to imagine how all 900 senators -- 100 senators could agree on special arrangements in today's super-charged atmosphere. the senate has never terminated a senate trial before its con croonings but in 2009 -- conclusion. kemp resigned after the house impeached him, but the senate never conducted a trial. an impeachment trial ends with a vote. all 100 senators rise and vote verbally from their desk. 67 yeas are needed to convict and remove an official from office. so if the house impeaches president trump, the senate will at least have to take it up. but what happens after presenting the articles of impeachment is far from clear. on capitol hill, chad pergram, fox news. eric: this morning on "sunday
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morning futures," republican congressman jim jordan weighed in on what happens next. >> well, the closed door depositions i'll still be able to be a part of, but then when they go to open hearings, it's just the intelligence committee. adam schiff gets 45 minutes under the resolution that passed on thursday to ask questions, the rest of the members get 5 minutes. adam schiff gets to call the witnesses he wants, but republicans have to first submit a list to adam schiff to get his approval for any witnesses we or the white house might want. you can try to put a ribbon on a sham process, but that doesn't make it any less unfair or partisan. eric: according to cbs news, the lawyer for the whistleblower said the whistleblower is willing to answer republicans' written questions in this impeachment probe, but it's not clear if that will be needed or what'll happen with the whistleblower. former justice department counsel, former senate foreign relations committee chief
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champion and senior adviser can shed some light on this. the reports are saying the democrats may not have to rely on the whistleblower. after all, they have the phone call, they have the whistleblower's complaint. what do you think republicans are going to do? what are they going to want to know about from this person, and what do you expect they will zero in on? >> well, look, part of what they're concerned about are these reports that the whistleblower has tied to the democratic party, was a partisan political operative potentially even or at least worked closely with the dnc and the bidens prior to becoming a whistleblower. now, whether that has any merit or not, we'll find out. but that's, i think, at the heart of what republicans will try to flush out. was there a partisan motive in his or her activities also. eric: so basically, they will question this person's motive, do you think? >> i think that's parking lot of it. i -- part of it. the question is why was this person whistle blowing on this issue when they didn't have direct knowledge?
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obviously, there were a lot of people, as we've learned, on this phone call who participated in it. why was this person the one that came forward, why did all these other people not come forward, and was there some partisan motivation behind that? there's also questions about that person's interactions with the chairman of the committee, adam schiff and his staff, ahead of time, whether they encouraged him to report. now, that would not be uncommon, by the way. it's very common for a whistle blower to come to the committee first. when i was working for the republican chairman mike rogers, whistleblowers would come to us, we'd advise them that they had a process to go through, that's not unusual. but why didn't adam schiff not disclose that when he was asked directly he? these are questions that'll have to be answered. eric: i'm not aware of any report that says schiff himself had direct contact with the whistleblower, that the whistleblower -- apparently, according to reports -- went to staff committee, and that staffer directed the whistleblower to go to a lawyer.
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as you say, do you think the republicans were trying to zero in op each of these steps? >> well, i think they will because there's been a lot of questions about how this impeachment inquiry came to be and whether it's appropriate, whether the process has been followed to date and the process that will come from here on out is appropriate. it has defuated from the process -- deviated in terms of the authorities given to republicans on the committee. there is a deviation there. that raises concerns. and so how the process started will be a question too. and you're right, while there's no suggestion that adam schiff directly talks to the whistleblower, it's hard to imagine this complaint came from the chairman's staff and the chairman wasn't informed about it, and then the question becomes what did he know and when, and did he encourage staff to take actions or whatever. and then how does that tie to this whistleblower's ties allegedly to the dnc and the party ahead of time and the bidens ahead of time. eric: so if the republicans take that tack, how do you see the democrats trying to defend the
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whistle blower? >> look, i think they are going to defend the whistleblower and have to date saying, look, this is a person with a long history in the intelligence community, they're not a partisan person, there's no evidence of that, so we'll see how that all plays out. at the end of the day though, eric, i think your point is probably it doesn't matter who the whistleblower is, it matters what happened on that phone call, and adam schiff has said we don't need the whistleblower, we have the phone call. we can all look at that and say was it appropriate quid pro quo, because we know the u.s. government all the time says we'll give you this if you do that, right? the question is was this problematic because of the political nature of the underlying ask, and that's the big question at stake for both house democrats and house republicans and, ultimately, for senators to decide whether or not that's an impeachable defense. eric: right now we're waiting for the president to speak, he's speaking after getting off marine one at the white house, and we're told that, you know, he's right back there, and he is talking about the issue of
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impeachment. what do you expect's going to happen? this could roll out and flicker on our television screens over the next few weeks, and then it goes to the senate w.'s your prediction? >> i think right now on the evidence that exists, i think we will see the president likely impeached by the house. the house democrats have indicated a clear commitment to that. you saw republicans voted almost en bloc against the inquiry in part about the concerns over the process by which it came to be and the process going forward. if the house does vote in a partisan manner, then the senate -- as your reporter pointed out -- has to at least hear the charges, and that's to sit as a jury, and then the question is will they dismiss the charges on a partisan vote, and that could cause a lot of questions because that's never happened before. will the senate abide by regular order when the house hasn't done that, it's a very hard question. the senators have a real belief in tradition, most of the senators do, and they believe you should go forward with the traditional process. but given the fact that the
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house hasn't gone through its traditional process, how that impacts the senate, that's a big, open question and what we'll see play out. eric: as joan crawford once said, fasten your seat belt, it's going to be a bumpy ride. jamil jaffer, thank you. we're now waiting for the president to bring you his remarks. jamil, thank you. arthel: tens of thousandses pounding the pavement new the streets of new york. more on the extraordinary work to protect the new york city marathon. we are live at the finish line. that's up next. people, our sales now apply to only 10 frames. a new low. at visionworks, our sales are good on over 500 frames. why are you so weird? for a limited time, get two complete pairs for $49. really. visionworks. see the difference.
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♪ ♪ eric: president trump is speak about impeachment and other matters at the white house. we'll bring that to you momentarily as soon as we get it. and you know right now today, as we've said, it's one year before the 2020 election and the candidates are out on the campaign trail.
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massachusetts senator elizabeth warren in davenport, iowa. there she is -- no, that's not her. that's her warmup, whoever that is. she'll be there in a second op the stage. this comes as a brand new fox news poll shows foreman vice president joe biden has a ten point lead over the massachusetts senator. you know, one candidate who's been in the headlines recently, hawaii congressman tulsi gabbard. she accused the dnc of putting their thumb on the scale in the race. >> i think it's unfortunate we have seen, especially throughout this democratic primary, how the dnc has kind of been, you know, implementing their own pre-primary election before voters even get a chance to vote. >> there's a lot of speculation that perhaps you'll run as a third party candidate. are you planning on doing that? >> i am not. i've said numerous times that i will not run as a third party candidate. eric: so what are the candidates doing and where are they at? christina coleman keeping track in our west coast bureau.
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hi, christina. >> reporter: hi, eric. well, as of today, like you said, we are one year away from election day, and a lot of candidates campaigning in iowa today. senator elizabeth warren is holding the lead in iowa. snl kicked off their show last night with a spoof of warren explaining how her medicare for all plan would be covered. she just revealed on friday that it would be $20.5 trillion in new federal spending. >> first off, right, we're gonna cut military spending. so immediately dead in the water. [laughter] two, jeff bezos is going to pay, go from paying no tax to a tax. [laughter] and third, okay, banks. i'm gonna tax the banks. duh. [laughter] >> reporter: a fox news poll shows mayor pete buttigieg gaining momentum over senator kamala harris and now coming in fourth between the trio of candidates that are in their own
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close race together with former vice president joe biden, warren and senator bernie sanders. mayor pete buttigieg was on on abc this morning. when asked about his health care plan, he said taxes on the middle class will not go up. >> there is a lot of money on the table from loopholes in the corporate tax system from the wealthiest among us who could and should pay more, and we don't have to look to the middle class in order to solve these problems. >> reporter: all right, eric, so a business -- busy day for those candidates. back to you for trump at the white house. eric: thanks, christina. arthel: president trump returning to the white house from new york city moments ago. he spoke to reporters on the south lawn about a number of matters including impeachment, the process there. he also spoke about the whistleblower. let's listen to the president. >> yes, go ahead. >> [inaudible] >> well, the whistle blower gave a very inaccurate report.
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and as you know, certain of the media released information about a man that they said was the whistleblower. i don't know if that's true or not. but what they said is he's an obama person, he was involved with brennan, susan rice -- which means obama. but he was like a big, a big anti-trump person, hated trump. and they said terrible things. now, i don't know if it's true or not, but that was reported by some in the media. so you'll have to find out. i don't know why the media's not on it because the whistleblower gave a very inaccurate report about my phone call. my phone call was perfecto. it was totally appropriate. but he gave a report, he or she -- but according to the newspapers, it's a he -- they think they know, they know who it is. you know who it is, you just don't want to report it. cnn knows who it is, but you don't want to report it. and, you know, you'd be doing
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the public a service if you did. the whistleblower gave a false report. and because of that false report, people thought bad things were done. and then you had schiff go out and speak before congress and before the american people and give a false story. he made up a story. and then i released, after all this was done, i released, and everybody said he didn't do anything wrong. but the whistleblower should be revealed, because the whistleblower gave false stories. some people would call it fraud. i won't go that far, but when i read it closely, i probably would. but the whistleblower should be revealed. then i want to ask another question of you, where is the second whistleblower? and why did schiff make a lie when he said about what i said on the phone call? and why didn't the lieutenant colonel say that he wrote are a letter to the white house with certain little comments about
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the phone call? and all of those many people that listened to the phone call, why didn't they have a problem with it? because they didn't have -- many people listen to calls. i know that. for instance, the secretary of state pompeo was on the call. nobody had, with all of those people, very few people that i know came forward. and they only came forward when you asked. and some of them are never trumpers. but why didn't all of those people listening to this absolutely, totally appropriate phone call, why didn't they come forward? so, you know, it's a whole scam. it's an impeachment scam. and you know what it is? it's between the democrats and the fake news media. [inaudible conversations] >> what evidence do you have that colonel vinman is a never trumper? >> we'll be showing that to you real soon, okay? >> you concerned that the possibility of impeachment might
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improve your stand thing -- >> no, i think i have a great standing in the african-american community because if you look at what we've done, as you know, we have the best up employment numbers in the history -- unemployment numbers in the history of our country for african-americans. we have the best poverty numbers. we have the best employment numbers. and i'm doing great. african-american community gets it. and did criminal justice reform. nobody else, i did it. without me, you don't have criminal justice reform. and that was for the african-americans more than anybody else. so i think my standing in the african community, african-american community is, may be the best. we're going to see. we're going to see in one year. but i think i'm going to get a tremendous percentage of votes from the african-americans. just one other thing. i gave opportunity zones. and these are neighborhoods that a lot of people wouldn't be investing. now because of what i did with tim scott and some others, but tim scott is fantastic, south
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carolina. we did opportunity zones. it's an incredible thing. so i think we're going to do great with african-americans. we have tremendous african-american support. [inaudible conversations] >> [inaudible] >> well, i'll tell you what, there have been stories written about a certain individual, a male, and they say he's the whistleblower. if he's the whistleblower, he has no credibility. because he's a brennan guy, he's a susan rice guy, he's an obama guy. and he hates trump. and he's a radical. now, maybe it's not him. but if it's him, you guys ought to release the information. >> [inaudible] quid pro quo. >> no, not at all. not at all. [inaudible conversations] >> are you confident you'll be reelected? >> again? >> are you confidented in being
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reelected again in. >> very confident. our poll numbers are great. we're doing very well in the polls. and by the way, not that it's very important because you've got elections, but the impeachment polls have been very, very strong and especially in the swing states. i think you see that. the swing states, they don't want the hear about it. and we have polls, people don't want to hear about impeachment. the only one that wants impeachment, to talk about it, is the fake media and the democrats who basically they work for the media. the way i look at it, the democrats work for the media. [inaudible conversations] >> progress. first, i want to get the deal. the meeting mace, to me, is going to be pretty easy. first we'll see if we get the deal, and if we get the deal, the meeting place will come easily. it'll be someplace in the u.s. >> according to several recent polls, more americans want you to be all peached --
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>> you reading the wrong polls. you're reading the wrong -- >> nbc, a abc, washington post. >> i have the real polls. the cnn polls are fake. the fox polls have always been lousy. i tell them they ought to get themselves a new pollster. the real polls, if you look at the polls that came out this morning, people don't want anything to do with impeachment. it's a phony scam. it's a hoax. and the whistleblower should be revealed because the whistleblower gave false information. [inaudible conversations] >> what? >> do you still have confidence in mick mulvaney? >> well, he's working. as long as he's with me, i have confidence. >> [inaudible] ny gel percentage -- >> well, i like them both. look, i think boris is the right man for the times. he's a great gentleman. he's a wonderful guy. he's tough, he's smart, and i think he's going to do something. i just hope he does it so the
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u.s., which is by far the biggest economy in the world not even close, since i took office we've picked up trillions of dollars, trillions. and, frankly, china has lost trillions of dollars, as you very well know. we're far and away the number one economy in the world, and if you do it a certain way, we're prohibited from trading with the u.k. that would be very bad for the u.k. because we could do much more business than the european union. so i think boris will get it right. they're both friends of mine. what i'd like to see is for nigel and boris to come together. i think that's a possibility too. >> how strong is your support for ukraine in their conflict with russia? have you ever told putin to get out of ukraine? >> my support is very good, my relationship with ukraine is very good. my relationship with russia is very good. my relationship with china is very good. people don't understand, i get
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along but nobody's going to mess with me. [inaudible conversations] >> john durham investigation? >> the john durham investigation is moving along. that's up to attorney general barr, highly respected. john durham is one of the most respected prosecutors in the last 50 years in this country. and i let them do their thing. it's bill barr and john durham, and what they come up whether, i think, be very meaningful. we'll see a what happens. i do not get involved with it. that's up to them. and, by the way, i'd be allowed to get involved with it if i wanted to, but i chose not to. it's up to bill barr. but the john durham investigation is very important. i feel one of the most important investigations in the history of our country. next? >> [inaudible] >> do you have a date or venue --
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>> no, we don't. i know they'd like to meet, something like that could happen. [inaudible conversations] >> house republicans to call for public testimony? >> i think that the house republicans and the senate republicans have been incredible. i don't think there's ever been unity like we have right now. we had 195 or so votes, the only one that had negative votes on the whole impeachment scam were democrats. i think nancy pelosi has lost her mind and i think, frankly, she should go back home to san francisco. if you look at what's happening to her district, her district is going to hell with homeless, with -- that they're not taking care of, with needles all over the state, with tents, with people, with sanitation, with horrible things being washed into the ocean and into the pacific ocean. i think nancy pelosi, her district is has probably gone down more than any district
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proportionately in the united states. and what she's done -- >> [inaudible] >> and what she's done for that district and then on top of it you've got fires eating away at california every year because management is so bad. the governor doesn't know, he's like a child. he doesn't know what he's doing. and aye been telling them this for two years, they've got to every year it's california, it's rarely somebody else or some ought to go back to the district and taking care of it, it's a mess. all she thinks about is impeachment. you know who wants to impeach, the people who run it is party, the radical left.

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