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the department of justice is screening candidates. i'm sure that, as they feel as though they have got a list of finalists they will share that with the president. he will make a decision. reporter: lastly, president have confidence -- someone asked does the president have confidence in andrew mccabe. after the testimony on capitol hill today. is that still the case he is acting director at this moment? >> i have not asked him about, i have not asked him, generally i don't go you there the list of government employees and ask him. i have not asked him specifically about that. reporter: yesterday, sarah told us the president expects fbi investigation will be wrapped up what integrity. that is what the white hou wants. today the president tweeting calling it a witch-hunt. how does tweeting calling it a witch-hunt wraps up investigation with integrity?
>> that's where i think he's glowing concerned, as well as a number of american people, who are concerned that there is this perpetuated false narrative out there. that's, i think, the nut of this. >> i talked to a former fbi official today who said the president's tweet the implicit threat to former fbi director james comey indicates that the president, in his words, is simply out of control. i'd like to get you to respond to that. is he? >> that's, frankly, offensive. john. john. >> thank you, sean. two with questions about the fbi director selection process. you said the names are coming from the justice department right now. is the president consulting with democratic congressional leaders
as well or republican congressional leaders on this? or is he just getting names out of doj? >> that's a good question. i know that he was, obviously, he's going to take input from them. i don't know what specific conversations he's had, so i'd be glad to check on who he's spoken to or may be spoke speaking too. anita -- >> i had a -- >> oh, i'm sorry. i got confused. >> i kw you said you're not disqualifying anyone on this. you also know there's been considerable mention in the last 24 hours of former house intelligence committee chairman mike rogers as the new fbi director. does the president have a meeting planned this weekend with congressman rogers? >> i'm not aware of anything of that nature on his schedule. but we'll, obviously, as you know, we'll put out if there's a meeting, we'll put it out for you. right now there's nothing that i'm aware of on the schedule. but generally, we put out the next-day schedule later in the
evening, and we will do that as well. kristin. >> you already called on me. >> i'm sorry. sorry. >> i had a couple questions abou nbc about general flynn. he said that it wasn't an emergency or he didn't think it was an emergency, and that's why the firing, dismissal didn't happen right away. so a couple questions about that. is it because -- why didn't he think it was an emergency, and was it because information came from sally yates who you call an opponent, i think, a political opponent of the president? or because don mcgann downplayed the situation? can you explain what he meant by that? and i have a follow-up. >> i can't specifically say what he meant by that. again, look at the timeline that happened. we went over in the other day, and this has been asked and answered multiple times. the former acting attorney general came and said i want to give you a heads up on something. don mcgann, counsel's office informed the president. they asked for the documents or
materials she had rerred to, i forgot n, five or six days to get them. they reviewed them, and he was asked to resign shortly thereafter. but i think there is a difference. that was the review process in this case as the president noted yesterday during his interview, he had been thinking about this for a long time. the justice department had done a review. but again, i don't really -- in both cases -- >> [inaudible] >> no, no, you just asked -- >> i didn't ask about justice though. is that what you're talking about in. >> no. what i'm saying is you're asking why it wasn't an emergency. it's not the question of it's an emergency. he took the time to do due process. someone comes to you with an allegation, i think everyone deserves due process to make sure that that allegation -- someone come anything and giving you a heads up. we did exactly what was necessary, and the president made the right decision, and he continues to stand by it. >> okay, then two follow-ups. one, we're still unclear, and you've mentioned this several times, why did it take so long for the white house to get those documents? >> i don't know, i think
we've -- >> you couldn't go get the documents? >> making it sound that is rather -- with all due respect, that's not how it works. i believe they asked for them, and it took a while -- >> fired though in between? >> no. i think part of it is some of these things don't happen as easily in terms of where they're stored. i don't know the answer. but i think in the course of action if you look at the intervening days, that's a question you should ask the department of justice. >> i have a follow-up. >> sure. >> just explain to us when you compare these two situations with general flynn and director comey. the memo came one day, and he was fired that day. that was the review process? and general flynn was 18 days. that's a huge difference. why was one so fast when one was 18 days? >> well, i think to -- first of all, they both had a review. they both came, and the president looked at the information in the reviews and made a decision. ultimately, as i mentioned, that's his job. he's the decider. he felt as though he had the
information necessary in both cases to act, and he did. vivian. [inaudible conversations] >> in the tweet about director comey, he said -- the president says that he better be careful before he goes leaking to the press. yesterday on nbc news the president called him a showboat and a grandstander. does the white house acknowledge that mr. comey has a first amendment right to speak to the press about any of this instead of just leaking, it may be his first amendment right? >> well, of course, everyone in this country has a first amendment right. i think the difference is that sharing information that's not meant to be or is not authorized to be in the public domain in terms of the classification of it is concerning. and i think the president's been very clear over and over again of his concern with respect to information that gets put in the public domain that's not meant to be. but i, i don't, i don't think that those are -- everyone in this country has every right to speak their mind and express themselves in accordance with the constitution. >> okay. and follow-up.
just in terms of the fbi being in disarray, also one of the president's comments, is he concerned that he continues, like i said, it could jeopardize morale at the fbi instead of actually correcting a problem that he, obviously, observe there is? >> i think that one of the reasons that he wants to go through the process of finding an individual who can lead the fbi and the men and women who serve there so bravely and ay is to make sure that no to real and -- morale and the focus is as it's supposed to be and that you have a leader that can do that. and, you know, as he mentioned, it's the crown jewel of law enforcement. and i think the reason that he wants to go through this process and choose a leader that can -- restore leadership, insure that morale stays where it needs to be and that there's a focus. that's why he's conducting the process that he has. and -- jessica. >> sean, can i get my -- [inaudible] >> what's that?
>> you called on her first, so i just wanted to give her the question that you promised her before -- >> thank you. i'll owe you a question. >> it's like a currency exchange back there with questions. >> i wanted to ask you president trump seemed to rely on james clapper this morning when he tweeted that he and everyone else with knowledge of the witch hunt that there's no collusion. james clapper himself today told andrea mitchell i don't know if there was collusion or not, i don't know if there's evidence of collusion or not, nor should i. on march 5th on "meet the press" when he was asked a similar question, he said "not to my knowledge." can you describe the discrepancy and explain it? >> no. i'm, i actually think that that's a great question that you should ask director clapper. >> [inaudible] director clapper's comments and president trump, why is he leaning on clapper when he said i have no knowledge -- >> no, i think osearch occasion -- search occasions director chappas said he h no knowledge of any --
>> he said he wouldn't know because he hasn't been briefed -- >> he was dni up until january 20th. >> he was very clear today that he said nor should i have in this particular context -- >> right, and -- >> an fbi investigation, and that's not his purview. >> fair enough. he's the director of national intelligence. on multiple occasions prior to today he made it very clear that he was unaware of any collusion. >> he wouldn't know. there's been no final conclusion. >> right, i understand -- >> [inaudible] doesn't that seem to indicate -- >> the question i would ask, kristin, is why would he say what he said before? it seems -- his system and comments -- his testimony and comments on multiple occasions prior to today was i have no evidence that a there was any collusion, right? so to suddenly today shift his story, i believe that the question should be asked to him. you were the director of national intelligence. you said multiple times, including in testimony in front of congress under oath, that there was no collusion. i believe that that's a question
for him. >> [inaudible] final conclusion made about this investigation, right? there's an ongoing investigation. >> i -- >> he's not making that argument. >> i understand. but my point is that all we're able to do at point is that the people who are aware of the former director of national intelligence, the head of the nation's agencies, intelligence agencies made multiple statements, as others, charles -- you know, senator grassley and others talking about the involvement, making it very clear there was none. we took them at their word then, and we continue to believe -- >> [inaudible] but i want to -- >> again, i think that -- but the question, kristin, before you move on is then why did he make the statements that he did when he did? to turn around months later and say, well, even though i made those comments on multiple occasions, you know, i wasn't briefed? >> [inaudible] i, well, i appreciate -- >>t's not surprising or abnormal that i would not have known out the investigation. >> yeah. it sounds hike the story that's changing. right.
okay, there's been -- >> could you tell me very quickly -- >> do you mind if i -- this story has changed. he made those comments several time, and to say that the director of national intelligence who stated unequivocally what his position was on multiple occasions before today and now suddenly is saying i wasn't sure about it, the burden seems to be on him, not on us. >> [inaudible] but -- >> you're like a clapper spokesman. >> no, but i just am interested in the discrepancy -- >> and i think that that's a great thing to can ask him. >> now on the part of the president drawing the final conclusion about the investigation, in terms of the accuracy tweet, should we take that tweet to mean that you don't have the full picture when you stand at that podium? >> as i said, we come up here every day not just to the podium, but, you know, we are here first thing in the morning til late at night answering your questions on a variety of subjects and issues that are happening in the government.
as most of you can attest, work day and night to make sure we get you the most accurate information at all times. with respect to the president, as i mentioned, he's an activist president. he keeps an unbelievably busy is and robust schedule. and there are times when we give you the information we have at time and we seek to get an update. and i believe that you and others will attest to when we don't have an answer, we try really hard to update you after the fact or get you the facts that we di't have at the time. but we work really hard every dato do that. and i think the president's point that i pointed out earlier is that there are times when we're asked a question, we do our best to give you the answer, and every word is picked apart to try to figure out how to make an issue out of it as opposed to allowing us to, you know, talk to the president, get his current thinking and updates if we haven't had an opportunity to do that at this time. jennifer. jennifer. jennifer. >> sean, can i -- >> i'm sorry, jessica. we'll do the js. >> i wanted to to ask you aboute
one road summit that starts -- you announced yesterday that you're going to send a delegation to that summit. can you talk about why you came to that conclusion, why it's important if the u.s. to be represented in what's a major trade initiative by a foreign country? >> as you point, it's a major trade initiative. there's a lot of ports and infrastructure that they're looking to do, and through those discussions that secretary ross and secretary mnuchin and others had at mar-a-lago, that is something they've done. we're going to continue to work with them. obviously, trade is a major issue for us and they're, what they're looking to do is of great importance to our economic and national security, and they've asked us to send, send people to that. and we have them attend things that we're doing as well. i think that's -- as the president has shown in terms of the relationship that he's built with president xi and the rest of the team, built with their delegation, those relationships
are clearly paying dividends both on the national security front and on the economic front. jennifer -- >> signal that the u.s. is going to participate in the -- >> i think we'll have a readout. at this point that's all we have on one belt, one road. >> two questions. the first on loyalty and the other on the visit to the fbi headquarters. this president does value loyalty. was there any -- before you were hired -- any sort of request or hint that you pledge personal loyalty to the him at all? >> no. i pledged my loyalty to the constitution and to the american people, as has everye who serves in our government in this administration, and we stand by that. >> is it true that the president was warned he might not be well received at the fbi headquarters if he were to visit? >> i don't -- not that i'm aware of. thank you, guys, have a great weekend. [inaudible conversations] see you on monday. thank you. [inaudible conversations] trish: that was sean spicer back in the seat wrapping up a rather fiery press conference there. we heard also, i should point out, from general mcmaster who was outlining what we're going
to see from president trump next week in terms of his overseas trip. but, you know, sean spicer had to field all those questions about the ongoing controversy surrounding our president's decision to fire fbi director james comey. i am trish regan. welcome, everyone, to "the intelligence report." the left is caught up in all the drama surrounding comey's firing, but you've got to wonder where's the outrage over the fact that the fbi was leaking all this information with these conflicting allegations and these conflicting investigations? i mean, after all, that -- isn't that why comey was asked to resign in the first place? joining me with thoughts on today's activities we have radio host buck sexton, former cia officer, we have republican strategist evan evan siegfried,d we have k street media co-founder pablo monriguez.
trump effectively warning james comey and the world that there may be tapes of their conversations. he also came out and said that maybe these press briefings don't need to happen. so you can imagine there's a lot of people worked up on the left right now about some of this rhetoric. let's break it down. start, if you would, with this idea that maybe there was some kind of taping of the conversation with james comey. what is he trying to suggest? >> well, the president's approach certainly to the media and to anybody that would enable the russia-trump collusion narrative in the media is he's in the middle of a political street fight. and so that's, i think, how he views this from a 30,000-foot level, and that means he takes unorthodox approaches sometimes. saying he may have tapes of a discussion with the fbi director is certainly unusual. it seems to be preparing the ground from for what he would believe are leaks that may come saying that comey sat down with trump. there's some dispute as to what
was actually said there. i think the president is trying to get ahead of his critics on this. and given the reporting after the comey firing for 24 hours, begin how much false or fake news there was as a result of a lot of reporters who wanted to run with a certain narrative, i think the president's decided the gloves come off. [laughter] it's not the approach i would take -- trish: that's interesting. you mentioned something important, and we heard buck say street fight. he is a bit of a street fighter kid from queens. there is that element to his personality. hey, if you're him, you're thinking this has gotten me pretty far thus far. so you continue that, yet the whole world's watching saying, wait a second, this isn't quite presidential enough. >> he should have been quiet as soon as tuesday night happened and said no further comments. this is what happened, and that's it. but he's actually been changing the explanation several different times between tuesday night and today. first it was because deputy attorney general rosenstein put
out the memo. and then it was, well, i always wanted to get rid of him. well, i wanted the russia investigation to come to a stop -- was what he said in the lester holt interview, i'm paraphrasing -- and this morning the leaks thing about fbi director comey, that is a way he's also trying to get the far left base worked up even more and frothing -- trish: yeah, but why do you want them -- >> because they are so unreasonable embracing such ridiculous russia conspiracy theories that donald trump and vladimir putin are in cahoots on everything that if you put out these extremists as the face of the main opposition to you, there are less people who are likely to go to the crazy person who's saying that. trish: okay, so -- okay. [laughter] logic. pablo, let me go to you because i think it's pretty much been decided at this point that, you know what? russia didn't break into the voting systems, the diebold voting systems and somehow manipulate the election this way or that.
the reality evenf --'m going to go out on a limb and say even if russia desperately wanted hillary clinton to lose and desperately wanted donald trump to win, you know, the russians weren't preventing her from going out, you know, to ohio and going to pennsylvania and going to these states where she needed to communicate with voters. if you ask me, i think the russians only could have affected things at the margin. >> right. i mean, i think that, you know, obviously president trump said last night in his interview that no one wants for this russian, you know, investigation to be completed thoroughly and to the satisfaction of everyone more than he does so that he can get it, you know, off his plate and move forward with the agenda that he envisions for the american people. let's face it, he could have saved himself, his team and the american people a heck of a headache today if he'd just had a simple communications briefing before rolling out this firing. obviously, it is the president's prerogative to fire the fbi director if he sees that's the correct path to take.
the fbi director serves at the pleasure of the president. but as it stands now, we have people from throughout the administration and his surrogate city network saying different things. people are contradicting -- trish: okay. so you know what this tells us? perhaps he does not have faith in his communications team. buck, i mean -- enter or maybe -- [inaudible] trish: you know, with melissa mccarthy playing sean spicer on saturday night live, i don't necessarily want to deal with spicer. or maybe he's off at his naval reserve thing, young, maybe that's the problem. >> melissa mccarthy's going around new york city in the podium. i don't know if you've seen this -- trish: oh, i've seen it. [laughter] >> everyone's gearing up for will happen. you've got the podium, hide anything the bushes that he was not actually hiding in, i should note. trish: right. >> i do think there's the sense that the communications strategy needs some ironing out, and that may mean changes in the very near future for the white house communications team. given what's happened this week -- look, even if it is the president's fault that there
wasn't a straightforward, cohesive, completely accurate on all the points narrative about why he fired comey, it's the president's progress ty to fire anybody -- prerogative to fire anybody on his team -- trish: sure. and you've got to manage up to a certain extent too. if you're the communications director, and no offense to sean. i like sean, he's been on the show many times, but you've got to get your arms on what's goind say, okay, where are we on this? here's how talking points, here's what we're feeding to the team of surrogates that's out there, here's what you're saying, and if anything changes, let me know. evan, i don't know that any of that's getting done. by the way, communications specialists ourselves, we're scratching our heads. >> in defense of sean spicer tuesday night, he was only given a heads up an hour before this, and that didn't allow time for a long-term communication strategy. they could have had surrogates out on the cable networks defending the president's
actions, and because they didn't know, they weren't able to. trish: hovering by the bushes. he wasn't in the bushes -- >> he wasn't in but -- but in terms of sean spicer as press secretary, if you look at him and everything he's said, he's made several gaffes that have been embarrassments to the administration and have been headaches and taken the focus off of the achievements and
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trish: during all this hysteria surrounding comey's dismale we have little good news, the economy is getting a little better. don't you like the sound of that? the trump administration announcing trade deal with china in an effort to cut trade deficit with beijing. president trump out tweeting this morning and i quote, the u.s. will be allowed to sell beef and other major products into china once again. this is real news plus a new label department shows consumer prices rebounded last month and new claims for unemployment benefits are near 30-year low.
bell point chief strategists david nelson and ashley webster. i want to start with the trade deal because this is a big deal. mr. nilsson, beginning with you, we haven't been able to sell beef for years in china. they are now also i should point out are going to be able to sell cooked chicken, a little bit of exchange and the other biggie is it's going open up the banking industry on both sides in china and here and we will be able to export to china liquid natural gas. what do you see from -- by the way, i should point out this is coming from a administration that doesn't seem to like china, why all this now? >> you're right. there is some good news like this and it's not that small because the american beef going to china, that's a 2 and a half billion dollar industry, certainly good news for energy
sector. trish: natural gas. >> i'm sorry, natural gas and opens up markets for the united states and paying dividends later when we are trying to negotiate serious issues like north korea. trish: it makes me wonder, ashley, if this is tied to the concerns with north korea and the need for us to get china on our side when it comes to dealing with that crazy, man? in other words, if we are economically friendly with china, theoretically they'll be more willing to help on the north korea front. >> well, yes, that's a good theory. the administration was quick to point out that there was no quid pro quo on any of this. you have to believe behind the scenes all sorts of deals are being done. he is the, you know, chief negotiator or negotiator in chief i should say so you can imagine it's got to be some bathroom deals although with china i'm always so cynical and skeptical because of what we have learned up to this point.
open up our markets, i will believe it when i see it. trish: there's a deadline here. and has been structured in a way, we heard wilbur ross, i think july 16th, if they follow with their end of the bargain, if they don't, see you later. >> let me break in here real quick. don't forget that, you know, trade is a very effective foreign policy tool and this could be part of the package. i'm not very unhappy that we are trading things like american beef and trying to get something in return because these are very serious issues and however we do it, however we deal with something of serious, nuclear proliferation in the korean peninsula and dealing with basically a madman in north korea, sobeit. trish: so you're willing to ended up the markets a little bit and maybe allow some chinese banks to come in? >> two and a half million
dollars, 40 billion-dollar trade deficit and helps narrow the gap. trish: let's not forget he campaigned on china being a currency manipulator and big had china and how they're eating our lunch and now we are doing deals with china? ashley: it's part of the negotiation, trish, you come back, you walk it back into some sort of deal that's good for both countries and in this case, why is not this a good deal for the united states, if we can get access to that huge market in china and, yes, reciprocate for them here, both countries need each other. that's a fact of life, we need them and they need us so we might as well make it as friendly and practical as possible. so, yeah, i'm very happy, if this all goes through, we all win. trish: all right, quickly. job claims, looking good. retail sales showing some improvement. ashley: the economy is going
great guns, the markets are still he's tenant, though, look at the retail sales up. consumer sentiment is up there, the housing market is picking up but i think what's going on in washington is really stopping the markets from really getting the engine going because we want president trump to get that economic policy agenda through instead of getting tangled with comey and russia and everything else. trish: i'm with you. breaking, everyone, there's a massive cyber-attack going on. it's crippling computer networks in 12 different countries and hobbling england's public health care system. hospitals are being forced to turn away patients because of outage, report that is hackers used leaked nsa hacking tool, we will have the latest on this development. this affects everyone's lives, you're talking about people who need operations, that need to check into hospitals today, they
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specifically in england the public health system, hospitals as we speak they're canceling appointments, they are turning away patients, rerouteing ambulances because they cannot bring people in because they cannot access their records, they cannot access their prescriptions, they cannot access all of this data that is stored on computers. this is very serious stuff. they're telling patients not to come to the hospital unless it is some kind of real emergency and even for those real emergencies they need to send them elsewhere. this is a ransom situation. these people that have hacked into the computers are asking r $300 for each computer to unlock them, pictures posted on social media say they want the 300 bucks and they want it via an online currency none as bit coin, the reason for that is because then it is not traceable. you look there at some of the pictures that have come into us,
it disruption, some of the screens say, oops, your data has been encrypted and ask you for the money via bit coin. joining me right now host of radio show buck sexton. the cyber-attacks are scary, it is the world in which we live right now, what can you tell us about what's going on specifically in the uk with some of the hospitals in england? >> this is a nightmare scenario about hacking vulnerabilities stretching back for many years try to anticipate, when you're talking about critical infrastructure, hospitals and other scenarios that could be a power grid, things that can be just hacked that aren't just embarrassing or slow down a business but can effect people's lives, cost lives. there have been different programs that they put in place in order to try and prevent exactly this. you have ransom, extortion of
release of files or encrypt a file on computer and say if you don't do what we want, you'll never get access to what's on your computer again and to do this at a hospital obviously it presents all kinds of immediate life-threatening problems. anyone connected to the internet anywhere in the world is at least at some level of risk for just this kind of attack and all it takes is the wrong e-mail, someone clicking on something and you can get infected with the virus. trish: malware that comes into the e-mail box and you get virus and asking in this particular case for not a ton of money $300, unlock everything, does it really unlock everything? >> $300 a computer but who knows, by the way, there's not anybody you can go to if you pay $300 via bit coin if it doesn't unlock computers. obviously you don't want to negotiate with what is an act of cyber terrorism. they are holding people's lives anrtainly their health hoste in eastern england right now. trish: for some of the viewers
who may not be familiar, online currency completely untraceable, pretty much. >> yeah, if they are able to get bit coin from people it's open question if they are able to track that down. this looks like a sophisticated hacker group. we don't know just yet. what we see here, though, once again what has been warned about two years which is a hacker attack on critical infrastructure as an active -- in this case active extortion but does have the effect of terrorizing people all over the world. trish: absolutely. we will continue watching the story and bring you any updates. thank you so much, buck for clarifying that. >> thank you. trish: new trouble today for united airlines other than none other than a scorpion spotted on flight, a second time in a month that a scorpion has been found in a united flight. just the latest in a whole long string of embarrassing outrageous incidents plaguing our not so friendly skies, we are on it. we will see you right here next
trish: more trouble for uned airlines after a flight was delayed because a scorpian, those are pretty dangerous were spotted around the plane. the second time a scorpion was found in less than a month, all comes in the heels of the dragging incident that you are all so familiar with, just horrible, the poor man wound up with a broken nose, bloodied getting dragged off of the flight. there's the scorpion, by the way. our very own ashley webster joins us now with some more of this. i look at united or lines, i look at all the airlines, i have to fly next week. it is just become a nightmare. they're all down, by the way. ashley: it really has. i was coming back from paris covering the french elections and you know the flight out of paris was on american airlines, two hours, two and a half hours late, we finally get on the plane, not one time did they
apologize. the captain didn't say come and say sorry about the start, folks, just normal. trish: how do they get away with it? i'm a big believer in free markets and competition but i don't think we have enough of that when it comes to the airlines, i think they've gotten too big for their own good, all of these mergers which have happened because of government regulators have been asleep at the switch allowing these things to get bigger and bigger have left customers, ashley, on a full-on disadvantage. ashley: exactly right. we are all being crammed in as they try to find new ways to generate more space to cram more people in, give us less and charge us more. that seems to be the montra. i don't see too many smiley faces among employees, it's an exercise in being miserable, forget about going through all the security checkpoints but we really are at a disadvantage, there are fewer and fewer
airlinesle -- airlines. trish: beat you up. ashley: yeah. [laughter] trish: it's bad stuff. this is wild to me that if you fly european airline italia, singapore much better. it's kind of counterintuitive because these are governments that are supporting the airlines, maybe they are paying flight attendants better, ybe there's an expectation of higher customer standard? >> i think so. italia is bankrupt for as long as i can remember but the government keeps it propped up. if we are flying any way we try to find anything but an american because you get the basics with the american. if you go singapore airlines, coffee pacific, you are going to be treated very, very well. the service is impeccable and if
you get to american carriers, you're just part of the cattle. trish: yeah, sometimes we forget they're human. yeah, we are human. ashley, good to see you. ashley: same here. trish: left-wing media bashing the president and his aides and i have to tell you in an extremely inappropriate rather disgusting way using the word porn when referring to kellyanne conway and you have keith asking foreign governments to release damaging information on our president. he's asking them to release damaging information. i mean, might as well renounce citizenship at this point. unbelievable. that's next but when family members forget,
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whole comey thing pushing conspiracy theories one after another and really i have to say stooping to a level that's unnecessary and inappropriate and kind of gross. you know, this is what they said, going after white house personnel in a pretty disgusting way, watch. >> and it's a grotesque abuse of power by the president of the united states. thisthis is the kind of thing that goes on in nondemocracies. >> a president using his power from preventing himself from falling under the system that we all have to deal with. he fires the investigator, a lit win of fascism. >> absolutely. >> the question is why did trump do it, now, while it looks like donald trump fired james comey to stop the russian investigation, that is why. [laughter] >> people, i'm not going to sugar coat this, this is bad for democracy.
>> it's because so wrong kellyanne. that communication -- >> note to cnn, i love cnn but you have to stop putting kellyanne on the air. it's politics porn. trish: politics porn. can you imagine if anyone said that about an attractive woman that worked in president obama's white house? i mean, do we need to refer to kellyanne conway in that kind of derogatory way. unnecessary. then there's, of course, hysterical keith who probably should rip up citizenship.
in what the american people expect and deserve in terms of transparency. trish: he's provoking them. i will give you that he needles them a little bit and making the comments about no press briefing comments about no press briefing evan, there's a double standard here. i would never say that about susan rice? >> it's a symptom of what's happening in the democratic party. remember there was a photo of kellyanne conway kneeling in the oval office that night and a democratic congressman -- trish: don't repeat it. i don't want to hear it. >> it's sick. not one democrat stood up and said that's wrong and looked the other way. if you look at what democrats have done since they lost
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trish: i just want to wish all the moms out there a very happy mother's day, i love my job, i have a great job. i am on the front lines of history here with so much happening but i will tell you what, this is the best job going home and seeing the smiling faces every single night. this is what makes it all, those are my twin girls elizabeth and alexandra, the twins, they are both 7 year's old, that's elizabeth and 7-year-old elizabeth. i have a 5-year-old, almost 5-year-old, he will be 5 in july. jamie, there's jamie right there. actually in the news room. they come here a lot. they love coming to fox and they
love sit over there on the side of the set and they love watching all of the action, they have very good. they know never to talk because it's live television. they learned that pretty quickly. the twins are actually on the air, the first time when they were 6-month-olds. they are great. have a wonderful mother's day. liz, you as well. liz: i like that name elizabeth for your daughter. trish: beautiful. liz: have a good one and thank you so much and to your mom as well. dow and s&p stuck? reverse after a rough week of retail earnings and noise that just can't seem to be blocked out of washington, d.c., speaking of noise instead of quieting down, the questioning of president trump's firing of fbi james comey is blasting the nation's eardrums thanks in part to the president trump's twitter, fiery treats including one that seems to be a warning. coming up republi