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>> how intelligence chairman adam schiff responding to house republicans. they sent a list earlier this morning that names eight witnesses they would like to testify in the new phase of the impeachment probe which kicks off next week. that is those public hearings that are right now the most hotly anticipated event in wash son. if you could buy tickets they would cost $15,000. welcome back to the second hour starting right now live from washington. i'm gillian turner. it's great to be with you. leland: you've had a busy week. you provided great perspective.
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gillian: thanks for keeping tabs on me. leland: i'm leland vittert. the list was obtained by fox news. it includes several high profile individuals. as adam schiff pointed out, the democrats have veto power and it seems like from his response there's already a few people on the republicans' wish list they are going to veto. lucas tomlinson with what the list says and then schiff's response as well. >> reporter: good afternoon a. headlining that list, hunter biden, the former vice president's son along with the anonymous whistleblower, witnesses the gop want to hear testify out in the open when the public hearings begin on cap l toll hill on wednesday. -- capitol hill on wednesday. adam schiff, the top republican on the committee, devin new nun, call the democrats' impeachment inquiry unfair. in addition, hunter biden wants to hear from devin archer, a
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former board member at the ukraine energy company that paid hunter biden $15,000 a month while his dad was vice president. democrats argue president trump should not involve his kids in white house policy either. adam schiff alone gets to decide who can testify wednesday. >> i think you i it is -- i'm d to see some of the witnesses we placed on the list. finally we have an opportunity to get to the bottom of what's going on and to round out some of the evidence which here to forehas been a one sided sham of a process. let's hope that chairman schiff will allow the witnesses to testify. >> we want the public to see everything that we saw, except for tiny bits of classified information. we want to obviously refute the republicans who said there was anything untoward going object behind closed doors. >> reporter: gop lawmakers say that's exactly what's happening in those closed door hearings, claiming adam schiff interrupted and counseled witnesses during republican cross-examination.
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this comes as house democrats move to bring the impeachment hear aings against the president out in the -- hearings against the president out in the open. leland: as we look at at this, there seems to be setting up adam schiff from his statement that came of out a cu couple minutes ago to say no to hunter biden and setting you up to say no to the whistleblower and any of the whistleblower sources. gillian: i think four of those witnesses will be nixed without being considered. leland: there's one or two on the list that you think the republicans put on so the democrats could say something to something. gillian: like kurt volcker, he was one of the first to testify privately,. leland: at least one democrat coming up to talk about the list and their reasoning on it. gillian: this comes as democrats move to this new phase in the impeachment hearing, they're saying it's a new phase, when all of this will come out into the open l. we've got three hearings set for next week. allison barber is at the white house this afternoon. she's got all the details. allison, what can you tell us.
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>> reporter: a lot of different things going of on. president trump said today that he will release the transcript of a second phone call he had with ukraine president vladimir zelensky, a phone call took place before the phone call that sparked the impeachment inquiry, this one reportedly took place in april in the hours after zelensky won his election. sources told fox news that a final decision had not been made on releasing the april transcript. president trump says it is coming out early this week. >> they want to have a transcript of the other call, the second call, and i'm willing to provide that. we'll probably give that to you on tuesday. >> reporter: president trump has repeatedly condemned the house impeachment inquiry. this week, a number of white house of icials defied congressional officials denied the opportunity to testify. the president says he doesn't want to give credibility to what he calls a corrupt witch hunt and continues to say he sees no
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basis for the allo impeachment inquiry. >> do you think the impeachment hearings should not be held behind close doors and now you say they don't want them to public. >> they should be public. it was misreported as usual. what i said is very simple. there shouldn't be anything. there shouldn't be impeachment hearings. >> reporter: democrats say they have plenty of evidence to show the opposite. the president says there was no quid pro quo but more than one witness has testified that they thought ukraine would not get military aid or oval office visit unless they did what president trump want, which is investigate the bidens. gillian: we've seen the transcripts which have said not necessarily the words quit pro quo, but made it clear they they believed there was some kind of deal in the works between trump administration officials and the government of ukraine. al son, thanks for that. we'll check back in with you later. leland: for the democratic
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perspective we bring in new jersey congressman, tom mallnow mallnowski. one thing that seems to be missing in all of this is the link between the behavior of possibly keeping aid from the ukrainians or trading aid for an oval office visit, et cetera, and an order specifically interest the president. can you find that? do you have that? >> so thanks for having me, leland. it's good to be back. and i think every single witness has told us that the order to freeze the aid came directly from the be president. they're consistent on that. and they're also consistent in saying that nobody knew why he did it. the president ordered a freeze. leland: do you have anybody who got that order he specifically from the president? >> there were meetings at the
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national security counsel that included the defense department, the state department, and they were told by the office of management and budget, this order comes directly from the president of the united states. leland: they may have been told thatnd a you have the secondhand information of someone saying the president did order it. but you don't have anybody yet, to be clear, the president told me no aid without investigating the bidens? >> there's no other explanation for why the president would have made that decision. there's no -- no other credible explanation has been given and, you know, the be president could do that. he could send us mick mulvaney, he could send us a witness who could tell us something ex cull bexculpatory and they refuse to do that. leland: that's a different issue whavment i'm hearing you say is you don't have anybody that got the order from the president. you have people who say they talked to people who got the order from the president. >> we did speak to mr. sondland
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who spoke to the president and a who asked the president what do you want from the ukrainian, this is when the aid was frozen. everybody was trying to figure out, why have you frozen the aid, why won't you meet with theukrainans. and the sondland asked the president president what he wanted. leland: sondland said he was told there is no quid pro quo, at least that was the conversation, he went back and revised a different part of his testimony. >> the same part. he said the be president said there's no quid pro quo but i need them to do the investigations which is the quid pro quo. leland: but this is the point that nikki hailey is going to make here in a minute. but the idea that -- how do you have a crime if the a aid was eventually released, which it was. take a listen to nikki haley. >> you're going to impeach a president president for asking for a favor that didn't happen and giving money and it wasn't
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withheld? i don't know what you would impeach him on. look, impeachment is like the death penalty for a public official. when you look at the transcript, there's nothing in that transcript that warrants the death penalty for the president president. leland: founders in their infinite wisdom said high crimes and misdemeanors. where is the high crime? >> well, first of all, it's a really bad argument to say that the aid was ultimately restored and, therefore, he didn't commit a crime. that's sort of like saying attempted murders is not a crime. the aid was withheld contrary to what nikki haley just said. it was frozen for weeks. it constituted 10% of the ukrainian defense budget at a time when they were under attack by russia and the only reason it was given to ukraine was because the whistleblower complaint blew up in the public and republican senators started frantically calling the white house to say
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mr. president, you've got to stand down and release this money. leland: the time line between when the whistleblower complaint came in and the aid was released as you pointed out is certainly wins den coincidental, it could. it begs this question. in terms of what you talk about witnesses, whether mick mulvaney or john bolton come and talk, et cetera. why should the president say okay, you can talk to whoever you want, when republicans are asking to talk to people and democrats are saying no. why is it okay for democrats to get any witness they want and republicans can't? >> well, they can get any witness that can actually speak to what the president did and why he did it. leland: that includes -- adam schiff seems to be saying no to the whistleblower and the whistleblower's sources. >> well, we may have spoken to some of the whistleblower's sources already. we don't know who they are. the whistleblower is like a guy who blew the fire alarm. you know. leland: but still, if you want to have this open -- if you want the american people to say this isn't a plight l cal political s
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about what's good for the country, why not err on the side of letting republicans talk to anybody they want to. >> we have whistleblower protection laws in the country. leland: that doesn't keep you from being called to testify, sir, you and i both know that. >> the whistleblower is somebody who saw something happen but was not the firsthand participant. we talked to the firsthand participants. we have people who spoke to the president. people who took part in this and they're willing to testify and they told us a consistent story. leland: we heard your thoughts on this. nikki haley started previewing what the he defense may look like either in the house when jim jordan is there on the intelligence committee or the senate as well. we appreciate your time, sir. we'll get you back to talk about your work on issues some time in the not so distant future. >> thank you so much. leland: much more on impeachment coming up. fox news sunday tomorrow, don't miss this. two members of the house intelligence committee,
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congressman will herd, and congressman sean patrick maloney with chris wallace. check your local listing for time and channel. howarhoward kurtz will talk with stephanie grishom at 11:00 a.m. gillian: president trump weighing in on michael bloomberg's potential presidential bid. he's got harsh words for the billionaire, his aspirations and what his run says about joe biden. take a listen. >> i know michael. he became just a nothing. he was really a nothing. he's not going to do well but i think he's going to hurt biden, actually. but he doesn't have the magic to do well. little michael will fail. he'll spend a lot of money. he will not do very well. and if he did, i'd be happy. there is nobody i'd rather run against than little michael. that i can tell you. gillian: bloomberg filed to run in the alabama democratic presidential primary yesterday but he's yet to launch an
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official presidential campaign. joining us to talk about this, is democratic strategist and fox news contributor doug shoen and republican strategist, kim alfo envelopenvelope o. alfono doug, going to go to you first. the narrative bloomberg's folks are putting out there is biden is on the wane. this leaves a big hole for a mod he rest candidate to make in-roads, as a counterweight to the far left progressives. do you buy that? >> i'm one of those bloomberg people, so not only do i buy it, but i buy it enthusiastically. gillian: you're all in. >> i'm all-in. he has a unique appeal. he's been a mayor. he's been a business leader. he's a philanthropist. he's got a progressive issue agenda, gun control, climate change, public health, education. so i think he's the most
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substantive candidate in the field and i think he offers a you'd approach, both to the democratic primary and a ultimately the election. gillian: kim, a lot of republican sources out there saying really all this is going to do is insert a whole new level or degree of instability into this primary campaign. >> probably. but, you know, his strategy is flawed from the get-go. he's not going to iowa or new hampshire. we remember another new york mayor who tried that a long time ago and that didn't quite work out for rudy giuliani. so, you know, this is not the age of the lincoln, douglas debates. people aren't engaged in long stretches. and you can't make it -- if you're not going to play in the first two primaries, then the bus is going to leave you behind. and iowa -- gillian: what do you say about that? could bit a winning strategy to skip the first year, year and-a-half of the campaign? >> well, it's not the first
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year, year and-a-half of the campaign. it's the first 4% of the delegates. i suspect as the polls are now showing, those primaries and caucuses will be incons question and answer inconsequential. the ballgame begins on super tuesday when about 40% of the delegates are at stake and that's when michael bloomberg has i think phlegm fairly and pd nothing is locked in stone, has preliminary decided to start his campaign. gillian: you heard the campaign, he said he doesn't have any magic. kim, what do you make of that? >> well, he's not the most engaging speaker to watch. he certainly doesn't have as much bombast as the president. he's not that exciting. unless he comes up with something to sort of break him out of the pack, he doesn't have a naturally dynamic personality that will do that on its own. gillian: doesn't have a
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naturally dynamic personality. doug, i'm going to guess that you don't agree with that. >> well, he's been elected mayor of new york three times in a heavily democratic city, not running in those cases as a democrat, though he is a democrat now. he's an extraordinary man with extraordinary accomplishments. i'd make the argument you get elected based on what you'll do and what you've done. and there is no one with a record like bloomberg in philanthropy, government and business. i think he's an extraordinary man. i worked with him for 20 years. i'd like to see a campaign between he and donald trump on the issues. gillian: doug, what happens to the rest of the snear party? we pulled up some stats. last year, bloomberg spent about $95 million supporting democrats. so he's now self-funding his own campaign. presumably the resources will get channeled into his own
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candidacy. do you think that's going to be felt in the rest of the races across the country? he's not going to spend $95 million on campaigns and then another $95 million on his own campaign, right? >> well, that $95 million led to 21 of 24 victories for democratic house candidates and i think played a major role in winning the house for the democrats in 2018. the mayor -- gillian: doug, how are they going to make up for it, for the lack of -- >> i don't understand what -- well, i don't think there's been any decision made by the mayor about what he's going to do or not do in the mid-term elections. presumably, if he's the democratic nominee, gillian, he will be supportive of the entire ticket. he has always been an inclusive person and a magnificent man in terms of philanthropy and
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political spending. so he's always supported like-minded candidates and i have no doubt a that when he's the nominee he will support the entire ticket from top to bottom. gillian: 2020 will be inorder meantl2020 will be expensivefora billionaire. thank you for being here. >> thank you. leland: it's finally a temperature that gillian enjoys in most parts of the country. but how long is it going to last? months, perhaps. it is winter pretty soon. adam klotz is next. i saved hundreds on my car insurance when i switched to geico. and this is how it made me feel. it was like that feeling when you go to taco night at your favorite restaurant. and they're the best-tasting tacos in the entire world. and just when you think it couldn't get any better, they bring you out another taco... ...cuz they made an extra one.
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leland: fox tradition continues tomorrow. fox nfl sunday heads to the campus of the united states military academy at west point in recognition of veterans day, a fantastic two hours. you can see the set going up. they get a little bit nicer set than when we go on the road, huh? gillian: a little bit. leland: it's fitting. it's going to look pretty good from west point. can you see theset se the set gp right there. it starts 11:00 a.m. eastern, 8:00 a.m. pass figure, before -- pacific, before the nfl kickoff.
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gillian: millions of people across the northeast are already dealing with freezing temperatures now, just at the beginning of november. meteorologist adam klotz is in the extreme weather center, tracking everything you need to know. adam, what is the latest? >> gillian, it's going to be cold, cold, cold and unfortunately that's going to be lingering all the way into the week ahead. if you're already dealing with cold temperatures, along the coast, close to 40 degrees, farther inland, a lot of spots in the 30s, stretches to the midwest. but if you're in the center of the country, maybe you don't know what we're talking about. there's a pool of warm air where temperatures currently getting close to 70 degrees in rapid city, 75 degrees right now in denver. there is warm air out there. unfortunately, it is not going to be sticking around. this is the system we're looking at. the mass of cold air, this is going to spill down into the continental united states and the numbers really plummet once this begins to happen.
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you see it get deeper and deeper, tuesday into wednesday. and that's when we start to see some of these temperatures fall in a big way. you go from the forecasted highs today where there's warm air in the middle of the country and then you start to see the cooler air sed lin settling in across r plain, l temperatures getting up to 20 degrees in some cases. gets deeper by monday, forecasted highs in a lot of places down in the 20s. spreads out more on tuesday, this is all going to lead to, yes, cold daytime highs but even colder overnight lows or early morning low. these are your forecasted lows, for monday morning going into tuesday and wednesday morning. we're going to be talking about people waking up with temperatures in the single digits and in the teens, across most of the country feeling like winter even though it's a little early. gillian: we'll take the tip and we'll unpack the winter coats. >> it's time to do it. gillian: even though it's kind
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of depressing. leland: you might remember a year ago that the camp fire took 85 lives, it burned thousands of homes in california. claudia cowen heads back to that small town to take a look at the recovery effort. >> watch out, watch out. >> reporter: the wind-chipped fire was california's deadliest, 85 people lost their lives in the camp fire, 95% of the community burned to the ground. the loss, almost unimaginable. but the resilience, just an incredible as paradise literally rises from the ashes. one house, one business at a time. including new boutiques and cafes as locals invest in the town's recoverly. >>recovery.>> we have over 200s that's have reopened in the last year and before that, i want to say we had maybe close to 2,000, so it's not a huge percentage but it does show a commitment and a resilience for our town. >> reporter: of the 11,000 homes
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that were incinerated, nine have been rebuilt. may not sound like a lot but it often takes year to build a house in the best of circumstances and here they're dealing with cleaning up tons of debris, getting permits and hiring contractors, by year's end some 500 homes should be in the process of being built. builders are using fire resistant materials and adding more defenseable space. future upgrades will include underground power lines and a sewer system the town has wanted for years. with a rare opportunity to start over, the mayor says state of the art improvements will fuel the repopulation. >> i would expect six or 7,000 people to live here in two years and that's going to keep growing because everything that's built is brand-new. the town's going to be beautiful and other people will want to move here. >> reporter: a amid events celebrating hope and progress here, city leaders and residents held 85 seconds of silence to honor all of the camp fire
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victims. in paradise, california, claudia cowen, fox news. gillian: the federal government issued a major warning about the 2020 election. turns out, a lot of the security threats we saw back in 2016 are still around, some of them are poised to be even worse. saturdays happen.
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sweeping immigration plan that would include granting full welfare access to i'm grants who are in the country illegally. yesterday, about 2,400 people filled a community college arena to hear aoc endorse the self proclaimed socialist, bernie sanders. they talked on people to work together in solidarity and both democrats expressed their support for each other's work. >> when senator sanders uses the term, when he says brothers and sisters, that is a choice. that is deliberate. and that is what this means, it means we are in this movement together. >> i cannot think of any member of congress who has done more within one year to fundamentally transform american politics. >> reporter: billionaire and former new york city mayor michael bloomberg disrupting the democratic presidential field yesterday.
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he you qualified for theal bay a primary friday afternoon. bloomberg was concerned about the steadyness of joe biden campaign. >> i welcome him in the race. michael's a solid guy. let's see where it goes. >> reporter: as for president trump, he says he is confident he could beat bloomberg, referring to him several times as little michael and saying he does not have the macki magic to well. leland: we'll keep waifing the events around the -- watching the events around the country, mayor mu buttigieg, among other. gillian: as candidates are making their case direct to voters, the government is scrambling to make sure the polls are secure. several agencies issuing a dire warning on election day saying russia, china, iran and other foreign malicious actors will seek to interviewer in the
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voting process through a variety of means. joining us now for more insight, vice chair of the l election assistance commission is here with us, ben holland. thanks so much for being with us. >> great to be here. gillian: when we talk about russia, china, iran, this understandably probably gets some people concerned, the government is saying a year out from election day they still pose these great threats. tell us what those threats are. >> absolutely. so most of what we've been seeing is potential disinformation, people spreading false rumors or trying to divide the american people on social media and so that's one of the primary concerns. but certainly -- gillian: that's what happened in 2016, right? >> exactly. it's similar to that but again, people need to be educated to these issues. they need to be aware of what they can do to counter that by both knowing accurate information and then at the election assistance commission
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our mission is to improve communication around the country so americans can do a lot by checking to make sure they're registered to vote, updating their registration. that could be as simple as getting the registration updated after they moved. and then they can certainly -- gillian: sorry to interrupt. make sure your info is up-to-date because that makes it less likely someone could scam or impersonate you at the polls, is that right? >> it's to make sure nothing nefarious has gone on, number one. number two, there's just the average issues with voter registration that people need to take care of to make sure it's current. if they do their part, it goes a long way to make sure the system works as it should and identify any issues that may come up in advance of l electio election ds can respond. gillian: what keeps you at night at the commission. what's the worst case scenario
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election threat that could transpire on election gley the thing that keeps me up is that americans may be losing faith in the process. i travel around the country, working with election officials all across the country. we've been working with the intelligence community as well and what i can tell your viewers is there are a ton of great people working on this every day, year-round. it's not just one day of election day. people are working on this issue, trying to make election day as smooth as possible. gillian: have you heard from any americans that have said, look, i really care about politics, i want to be engaged in the process but i'm not voting anymore because i just don't feel that my vote is ultimately going to be counted in the way it should because i'm scared that polls are going to be hacked or things are -- you know, identifying information is going to get stolen from me. is anyone bowing out of the process. >> i think there's certainly some people that feel that way. what i would say to them and
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anyone who wants to know more about how the process work is serve as a poll worker. it's a great way to be part of the process. most jurisdictions need more people to sign up. gillian: anyone can do it? >> you need be a rebelling officeredderrer. there -- registered voter. there's some exceptions in some jurisdictions. we're about a year away from the election. it's a great time to sign up so you can participate in the primary, the presidential primary, state primaries and then ultimately the general election in november. but election officials really appreciate if people sign up in advance so that the first election they're working isn't november. gillian: ben holland, thanks so much for giving you some your insight today. >> thank you. leland: do you remember where you were when the bu berlin wall came down 30 years ago? what's been happening in berlin now? ninja foodi air fry oven.
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leland: three dead, a number of others missing, crews are working to battle dozens of wildfires in australia. they're dealing with more than 70 fires that have damaged more than 150 15 homes and hundreds f people have been evacuated. gillian: secretary of state mike pompeo back on u.s. soil today after spending time in germany, commemorating the anniversary of the fall of the berlin wall. he unveiled a extr statue of for president reagan. we have the details. >> reporter: just above the spot that statue is where reagan said to gorbachev, tear down that wall, those words famous around here and in many places around the world. that statue now at the embassy, secretary of state pompeo having
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served here in germany during the cold war when that speech was given, gillian, and he said he hopes the statue immortalizes the message and it will inspire diplomats from here on in. this as the german chancellor, angela merkel, who commemorated 30 years since the falls of the berlin wall today, together with president trump, both warning the world that the struggle for freedom does continue around the world. now, th this continued the to me so many people around the world, not the least of whom is one man from west germany who continues to safeguard his chunk of the wall to this day. he was out with friends the night that the wall opened up and he recalls with great emotion the arrival of east germans en masse in west berlin's equivalent of new
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york's fifth avenue. >> it was really, really, really emotional, because the people started to hug eave other, teachother, sing with eao dance with each other. nobody knew the name of the other person but they were hugging each other and it was really, really, a very special moment. it was a moody have never felt before and to be very honest i never felt after that. >> reporter: the l wall was built to keep germans fleeing the soviet controlled sector of berlin to stop the brain drain. there was barbed wire, mines and stretches of no-man's land along it. over 170 people were killed trying to escape. some east germans wished those things east germany got right had not got wiped out together with the bad. >> through the years after, i feel the unification was a
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process where many big opportunities of changing the whole of germany were just not taken. >> reporter: some people, gillian, from the east continue to say they miss the education sis tell, the lsystem, they misd care, the bits of socialism that appeal to many people. but the bottom line tonight and for the last 30 years is that germany is together again and this is the anniversary of the fall of the wall, we can say the wall was actually down longer than it was ever up. and dividing people in this great city. gillian, back to you. gillian: that is a wonderful nugget to get in there. amy, thanks for covering all of this for us. a great historical reminder about a time, an event in world history that really shaped the future of the 21st century. we thank you so much and we hope that you enjoy the rest of your weekend in germany. leland: what a perspective.
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leland: a fox news alert.
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air force one touching down in tuscaloosa, alabama, the site of the game between number two ranked lsu, third ranked alabama. the president will be at the game. we're going to monitor the l signal, see if the president talks as he gets off air force one. here he is, just before he headed out to andrew's air force base. >> so the stock market hit an all-time high yesterday. the country is doing really well. the witch hunt continues. lot of witch hunt continues. the republicans have never been so united and i think the people of our country have never been so united. leland: all three major stock indices reaching record highs this week. the dow closed friday up 6.44 points, third consecutive week of rises. s&p 500 up for the fifth straight week. nasdaq up 40.8 points.
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i don't think it's up 48 are% 4, though, we're going to double check that math. seems pretty high. one thing we're hearing consistently from republicans, is the economy, the economy, the economy, heading into 2020 elections. what is interesting is how this intersects. you've got the economy and the american manufacturing and american services economy, but then there's this whole issue of exactly how china and chinese tariffs are going to affect us. gillian: a lot of asia experts this week and actually two republican senators, one of them jim inhaw, sent the president a letter saying we know you're focused on tariffs but we want you to take a moment and really dig down and get tough on intellectual property. they said this is a threat not only to the u.s. financial industry and the tech giants but really to national security. the argument being as we go
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forward in the 21st century, the more information china is able to glean from america -- it's a zero sum game. the more information they're able to get, america's tech secrets, the weaker position it's going to put us in. that's where a lot of the debate is headed. take a listen to what president trump said about tariffs. >> well, they'd like to have a rollback. i haven't agreed to anything. china would like to get somewhat of a rollback. not a complete rollback because they know i won't do it. but we're getting along very well with china. they want to make a deal. frankly, they want to make a deal a lot more than i do. leland: the president keeps saying okay, the economy's on a tear, we're going to work things out with china and the economy is going to be on more of a tear. you spent the past week in the bottom of the capital watching the impeachment hearings. is there any argument coming from republicans who say wait a second here, the president may or may not have done things we don't like, can you be dat deba, but how do you impeach a president when the economy is so great. has that started? gillian: they're making that
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case on the air. i haven't heard anybody say that over at the intel committee this week. i haven't heard mark meadows, devin nunes, jim jordan, any of those folks do it. so there is free advice. 50 years ago this weekend the world was introduced to the residents of sesame street. the program debuted on 169, putting -- 1 1969. 1969 putting the public television show on the map. jacqui heinrich has details. >> reporter: this episode will be brought to you by the number 50. the program is airing an anniversary special honoring the moment that shaped the world of kid tv for generations. celebrity guests like whoo whooe goldberg and kermit frog will be returning.
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looking back and showing the timelessness of the show's lessons. sesame street was designed by education professionals and child psychologists to help low income and minority children aiming to overcome deficiencies they had when coming to school. some kids came better prepared. over the show made diversity and inclusion a key message, teaching about homelessness, hiv, homelessness and women's rights as well as lessons of numbers and letters. >> it's gone from starting as the ultimate american institution, to having local production going on around the world as we speak. >> reporter: the show's had its share of controversies, causing people to question if the show is too adult for children. the first few episodes were labeled adult only and showed cookie monster smoking a pipe and grow veer takin grover takil
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disobedient demonstrations. with more than 1 million daily child viewers in 70 70 different languages, the show stood the test of time. yesterday, big bird flipped the switch to mark the anniversary. the actual lighting happens tomorrow night at dusk. gillian. gillian: thank you for something good in the middle of a news day that has been busy. we won'ts pass judgment. thanks, jackie. instagram's ceo is announcing the company will begin hiding like. for some users in the u.s. as soon as next week. this will be a new test, like counts will be hidden from public view. the original poster will get to see how many likes they've gotten of. the ceo hopes the move will depressureize instagram and make it less of a competition for
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young people. leland: i don't know how i'll figure out myself worth anymore. if people can't see how many people like my instagram post, i don't know what to do. of.it hasn't started yet. there's still time to like this photo of gillian's dad. wish him happy birthday with a few likes. will you celebrate later on? >> we will have dinner later this evening. i'm very excited. leland: something to look forward to. something to put on instagram, perhaps. that's all for us here in washington. more news from new york. see ya. ♪
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paul: welcome to "the journal editorial report" l. i'm paul gigot. president trump's former national security advisor john bolton failing to appear for a voluntary interview thursday as part of the impeachment inquiry. house democrats saying they would not subpoena bolton but instead use his absence as evidence of president trump's obstruction of congress, likely to be one of the articles of impeachment drawn up by those leading the probe, this as acting chief of staff mick mulvaney defied his subpoena to testify friday morning. justice department and white house lawyers argued that the top aides hav

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