tv Mornings With Maria Bartiromo FOX Business December 13, 2019 6:00am-9:00am EST
we are expected to get official announcement from president trump and the administration. lauren: that does it for us on fbn:am, let's say friday morning to maria. maria: right back at you, thanks for joining us, i'm maria bartiromo, it is friday december 13th, your top stories right now 6:00 a.m. on the button on the east coast. done deal, at least a limited one, u.s. and china reach an agreement on trade, it's a limited trade deal but it is phase 1, we have learned that china will increase agricultural purchases and sunday the tariff fight will gogo into effect as expected on sunday, conservatives score a big win in uk, johnson with decisive victory, he arrived to meet with the queen and countdown is on for uk to exit european union.
fireworks on capitol hill, democrats delayed impeachment vote, mornings with maria begins right now. ♪ ♪ maria: health big show this morning, joining the conversation pwc partner mitch roschelle and kevin oleary, big show today. dagen: can you keep up, maria bartiromo, americans really turned to the conservative victory in britain last night while there was a dog and pony show happening in washington, d.c., that's where the energy was, trade on china, trade with canada and méxico, it's really
been an incredible win. maria: one by one things are getting done before year end, done deal, phase 1 china trade deal, markets are rallying this morning as u.s. and china have announced they reached a trade deal, markets are up 152 points on the dow industrials, here is what we know about this agreement, the agreement calls for china to buy $50 billion in agricultural products, u.s. reduce tariffs on chinese import, includes measures to improve protection of u.s. intellectual property as well as preventing currency manipulation, looks like the main issues that the u.s. wanted particularly the protection of intellectual property is in here, kevin, your reaction? >> not enough for me, maria, two things, i still can't litigate my ip in china and i still don't have access to their middle class which is a paramount for a deal long term, i love the fact that we are getting towards those results, i would have
referred ratchets up on the 15th more tariffs just to show the will of the american people to get a real done, i get what trump is doing here, probably stops chaos, at the end of the day we are not finished, it's not a fair deal yet. >> , no we are not finished because the ip issues aren't real and china just changed laws which really negates the opportunity for foreign company to protect intellectual property, you hope that that's on the table for next time but wall street wanted to see something done. >> that's great, better than what we had before, if they can had ip and i can't do the same there, no deal. maria: i understand what you're saying, markets are higher because of the idea that we are getting a little of a promise. maria: the rule-making that just happened in china a week ago does negate the opportunity for foreigners to protect their ip, this is a real conundrum. dagen: politically this is a win for the president. you get phase 1, agreement for
china to buy $50 billion worth of agricultural goods next year, snapback. >> didn't we have that 6 months ago? maria: back and forth. dagen: let me just finish. so you get the agreement to buy more agricultural goods, that helps u.s. farmers, helps american save energy producers and then you start talking about in the campaign trail a face 2 deal, so president trump can still act like he's getting tough with china, he can talk about manufacturing moving out of china, back here in the united states, places like vietnam, this is a sea change that he's begun so he gets a win on the economy and then he can talk about how his administration is getting tougher through the justice department and even through the treasury department with china and how they essentially steal from from the united states. maria: a friend of mine just got back from china and brought me headlines, i want to show you some of the way that china talks about -- china is so right in
the government's pocket, communist, u.s. should stop meddling in hong kong affairs says the china daily, rioters must pay price for violent ads, final maddens of hong kong riots , mission delusional, every headline is negative and sort of just, you know, serving up the government's take on it. >> hong kong is a big problem, they have to solve that. maria: it's interesting. i thought you guys would be interested in seeing because a friend brought back from south china post. boris johnson and conservative party celebrating a landslide victory last night, ashley webster live in london with the headlines, ashley. ashley: yeah, good morning, maria, what a win for boris johnson and the conservatives, what a miserable nightmare night it was for jeremy corbyn and
labour opposition party,let get straight to the numbers, conservatives have 364 seats given them a 78-seat majority, that's the highest since maggie thatcher in '87, that's the lowest number for labour, the scottish national party 48 seats, you can bet that scottish independents will come back up again. this morning boris johnson saying that has mandate is clear and brexit will be completed. >> this election means that getting brexit done is now the irrefutable, irresistible, unarguable decision of the british people and with this election i think you put an end to all the miserable threats of a second referendum. ashley: no second referendum, in
fact, that will ultimately lead to uk able to do trade deals especially with the united states, with that president trump weighing in on boris johnson's victory tweeting this out, congratulations to boris johnson on great win, britain and the united states will now be free to strike a massive new trade deal after brexit, this deal has the potential to be bar bigger, more lucrative than any deal that could be made with the eu, celebrate, boris, buckingham palace talking to the queen to formally ask the queen, there he's in his jag arriving in buck house as they call it, the business response here the markets are higher, sterling is taking a jump and from the economic point of view there's a wave of relief today. maria: of course, the results tell us that now we have more
certainty, mitch, that we will see brexit. >> economies around the world is lack of uncertainty about moving parts that are going on and the fact that we now know that brexit is a reality, i think that's great for the uk government, it's great for their business environment and allows them to move forward and potentially do a trade deal with the united states. dagen: wasn't just brexit, the leader of the labour party is anticommunist party. many blue-collar voters switched, something that we have seen in the united states that was president trump's path to victory because the left in this country, they failed to listen to the working man and working men and it bites you where the sun doesn't shine. maria: well, certainly did yesterday in terms of boris winning that's for sure. so we've got certainty on the election in britain, you have
usmca coming to the floor this week, you have china and skinny deal and then, of course, you have impeachment. the markup maddens last night, the house judiciary chairman jerry nadler delaying vote in 11th hour, almost midnight after marathon session on the hill and said let's delay it until tomorrow, republicans fired back, watch this. >> i want the members on both sides of the aisle to think about what has happened over the last few days and search consciouses before we do final votes. >> so typical, this is the kangaroo court that we are talking about. [inaudible] maria: we will speak with doug collins coming up this morning, ranking member and judiciary. you know, dagen, some people were saying the reason he delayed it because he wanted cameras to roland not enough people watching at 11:00 o'clock
at night. dagen: that seemed to be the suggestions from the republicans, civil affair, there was some back and forth during the day involving congressman matt gaetz, let's focus on what they are doing, two articles on impeachment and narrowed it down to two articles that don't involve actual criminal acts involving the president, one is an abuse of power which is the giant turkey that they can essentially stuff anything into and then the other is obstruction of congress which is just the president defending the power of the executive branch, again, coequal branches of federal government, once the american people, the democrats treating the american people like they are too stupid to understand what is going on, they see what is going on and i encourage people to watch this, you will -- daylight is just the best disinfectant.
maria: what i liked about this one, last line which is consequential, the last line says this, okay, so they're talking about -- americans will decide in 11 months whether mr. president deserves to remain in office but should also keep impeachment vote very much in mind when they decide whether democrats deserve to keep the house. >> too far away from the election to have any impact, the markets have decided it doesn't matter, at the end of the day there's no change in policy, pelosi's worst nightmare actually come to the floor, she never wanted to do this and now you know the reason why. maria: i think voters hold them accountable, i think it's 11 months. 3 months -- 2 months of hysteria once again, president trump brought all the things home in the 11th hour by the end of the year, even a spending agreement. >> you have to give her credit, she was the wise one in her own party, don't do this, the new young ones said let's go and
this is what she gets. >> she has shepherd that. >> she was forced to. dagen: nancy pelosi hasn't been forced to do anything, she saw an article, it was in the wall street journal about president trump talking to zelensky on this phone call before the transcript came out and how she knew that was the moment. this has been the narrative from the left before -- literally in early 2016 when the first articles were written about how can we impeach trump, before he was the nominee for the republicans, again, this was -- this was baked into their plan all along and they are alreadying this -- basically they are railroading america because they hate the president. maria: let's take a break, we are just getting started, georgia congressman doug collins is here on impeachment markup maddens, former white house press secretary sean spicer,
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this morning on china as well as uncertainty been taken away because of uk election, tensions surrounding two major geopolitical issues, stocks hit new highs on news china trade deal, fox business confirm that president trump agreed to a deal to roll back the existing tariffs on chinese goods and also agreed to cancel the tariffs that were schedule scheduled to take effect this sunday this as boris johnson celebrates landslide win. thank you so much for being with us. what do you want to do in terms of investing with all of this? >> we have 6 mutual funds that range in allocation, 85% fixed income, and in the equity
allocation range we are definitely more into the large cap domestic and we are looking at expanding into merging markets as a result of the last 24 hours. >> the backdrop in terms of global market is not that great, europe has a tough time generating any growth, u.s. seems to be the place, do you want to put more money even where the valuations are today? >> more in small caps, interest rates are and also with regard to foreign markets we see what the agreements that oh while we suspect come to fruition, we anticipate that the dollar will start going down, start getting softer and as a result that would help international holdings. getting agreement with méxico and china, two very big emerging markets, we see markets as having real opportunity next year. the other thing is internationals, this is the second year where they've been down, right, when we look at
investing or not we, when the markets look at investing, they look year over year performance, the beginning part of year over year when we look at internationals it's going to be lower, not going to take much, it's kind of like the bar is pretty low, not much of a bump-up of international to start looking better and i think we will see assets moving in that direction. >> kevin, a lot of things that we talk about is the uncertainty, now we have taken britain uncertainty off the table, is that enough to get businesses to start investing again and business investment has been off relative to the past. >> yeah. i thought that next year was going to be 100% dependent on the consumer, if i was the business owner and uncertain i have to the election, if the election was divisive as having a socialist or a capitalist, that's a huge difference in -- >> look at how that went in the uk. >> as a business owner with that kind of uncertainty you wouldn't
openly expand your business unless there's agreements in place that drove your business that you had to expand just to keep up with the consumer. >> in the last 50 years, most people make assumption s&p beats audiotape markets, you're comparing to asia and europe, 50% of the time those indices beat the s&p so i would suggest and what i'm going to do allocate 20% into asia and europe for next year because this historically of 50-50 chance of performing, it's time to go global, we've had a great run but sitting at 18 times, it's up there, versus 13, i will take europe for 13, that's pretty good. >> in addition to that, european stocks typically pay more dividend in a low-yield environment. >> definitely.
>> s&p is 17.6 or something like that. maria: yeah. >> you divide that into 1, that's telling us what the market is thinking, is going to come to us next year, you add inflation in there, another 2 or 3%. you know, on a conservative perspective, we would be looking at a high single digits. maria: so really a valuation reason to -- >> 2% last night. >> what about this, you see report from goldman sachs? >> i agree with them. dagen: i think the markets, they are forward looking as we say very often and if it looks like that the democrats are going to do well next year the market wills reflect that starting pretty early, but -- but i will add this, i think you to look at what happened in britain in
terms of what the democrats will do picking a candidate to run against president trump. >> i want to find if bloomberg gets any traction on super tuesday, he would not be a horrific outcome for business, moderate outcome. maria: what do markets think of bloomberg? >> you know, obviously he would be an ideal alternative to some of the other candidates. maria: he wants to raise taxes. i don't know that you call moderate. >> you have to raise taxes if you're a democrat and you pull it in. maria: i don't know if he's so moderate, i don't know that i agree with that. dagen: he's very antisecond amendment, antigun, there's a grassroots movement in this country that people are not paying attention to of -- >> also antibig sugary drinks. dagen: in terms of the second
amendment, a ground swell of support of second amendment sanctuaries and counties say in my county of state of virginia, powerful, people are packing the board meetings in counties to create sanctuaryies from the law that is governor northham are trying to pass, don't ignore that that's why bloomberg's chances are slim at best. maria: before you go, kevin, you want to avoid anything right here? >> a couple of individual stocks that i would try to be careful on would actually be tesla and netflix. you know, others have an idea of what you've done and can come in behind, if you're looking at type of netflix stock, i'd look at disney, i think they are just going to be awesome next year. >> yeah. >> you know, with regard to tesla, great marketing program, great battery company. [laughter] maria: kevin, good to see you
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was postponing until today, ranking member georgia congressman doug collins very frustrated learning the news when he did, watch this. >> i've been in public life since 2006 and i just witnessed the most stunt i have witnessed in my professional life that was the most lack of integrity i have ever seen especially a chairman. this is why people don't like this, this crap like this is why people are having such a terrible opinion, what chairman nadler just did and staff and the rest of the majority, he sat there quietly and said nothing, this is why they don't like us because they know it's all about games. maria: joining us right now former white house press secretary and america first action senior adviser and spokesperson sean spicer, sean, thank you so much for joining us. >> you bet, good morning. maria: yeah, it was in the 11th hour, close to midnight when chairman nadler said, you know what, let's postpone it we will do it tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. and almost immediately people said
why, we can do it right now and cameras will be rolling and people will be paying attention, what do you think? >> i think doug collins had it absolutely right, chairman nadler could have made the decision any time prior to that date, he did it at the 11th hour, literally at 11:00 o'clock at night, i think because he wanted more media attention, they we wanted to drag this thing out, they want, you know, to get it and i think part of it goes back to the interesting thing, i think what's missing, though, and doug collins suggesting they want better media coverage because they are losing, if you look at recent poll that came out in michigan, pennsylvania, and wisconsin, they a month ago had the president under water against all of the leading candidates, it's now been reversed. this impeachment show has crystallized the election and shown the desperation of what's going on, it's also important oppose what the t -- president
is getting done and with the american people saying, wait a second, this is why they want to take over congress, not to get things done and while they are doing that you see the president racing up a win on usmca that's going to be great for american families, businesses and workers and now this deal on china and if you're agricultural worker in iowa or midwest, $50 billion of agricultural goods being bought by china will be massive. maria: you don't want these policies changed, you don't want democrats coming in and reversing everything that has been done? we are looking at a live picture, prime minister boris johnson leaving buckingham palace after having met with the queen, this is the live picture of boris johnson and his entourage leaving in london, you make a good point, sean, you see what has taken place so far this year and what has gotten done in the last couple of years, usmca come to the floor, breakthrough deal on china, the uk election,
making, you know, crystallizing what's going to happen in terms of brexit, setting the u.s. up to do trade deal with the uk, washington and beijing agreed on phase 1, the deal coming after president trump's usmca victory and what are the democrats talking about, they are talk about impeaching him? >> unfortunate timing, no question. >> i think also -- i think also where we are at, yes, we are racing up the wins, millions of people have gone back to work, wages are rising and the reality is that elections come down to the economy and the economy to me politically is a gut feeling, either you feel things are going well or you don't. it's not statistics, you can't tell people statistically things are god, either they feel or they don't, right now most americans feel that since president trump got elected, families are doing business, the places they either work at or run is doing better.
that's something very difficult to overcome politically especially in the battleground states michigan, wisconsin and pennsylvania where they were struggling before president trump got elected and they are doing better. >> sean, can i ask you about the bloomberg factor, we are intrigued by super tuesday and unprecedented spin, is there a chance that he gets traction because all moderates, if you think that could actually give trump a hard time in the election, only 11 months from now, he's one of the names that i consider viable by other business voters. >> yeah, i mean, look, i think could he be more challenging, yes, but i think, and you guys -- dagen was talking about it, and you take a state like michigan and you talk about economic factor, in pennsylvania, you have a lot of folks, when you stop looking at national polling and recognize that this election will be waged
5 or 6 states, iowa, florida, ohio, you start turning off people on issue just like guns in iowa, in iowa n florida, there's a big enough problem that bloomberg would have, i think, a, you're right, how he and his money are going to factor into super tuesday and how those delegates are going to get awarded is going to be the big p factor and if bloomberg goes forward a lot of people are looking at this and saying he'd be great, they live in states where the democrats are going to win, the idea that he will carry new york or carry california is great but -- maria: is that enough. is he going to resinate with the middle of the country. maria: let me point out that looks like crisis has been everted, a spending deal has been reached out of december 20th deadline that puts off the threat of a government shutdown, so that's another
positive right here, just to throw into the bucket, dagen. dagen: i can link spending and mike bloomberg and if we get into a crisis situation and you never know what might happen, we don't know what the next 11 months will look like and you have interest rates that spike all of a sudden and we are staring at 1 trillion-dollar annual deficits of national debt $23 trillion right now, mike bloomberg is the only person that can make the case and he can come in and right a financial wrong, that would be really his only path to popularity, sean, i will point out with the uk election and with the election here in the united states, the link between class, like white-working class voters and party union workers and the democrats that broke in 2016 and we saw it again yesterday where labor, former
labor areas went conservative, that's something that the democrats in this country -- they are choosing to ignore it, they are not paying attention to that. maria: sean. >> that is such an amazing point, dagen, because here is the thing that's happened, you saw that in the last election, i mentioned it before but pennsylvania, wisconsin and michigan are very similar to that kind of example, he won them, democrats then went back in 2018 election, they picked up 31 seat that is trump won and that flipped the house, america first, we are up with ads putting the pressure on them because this is the line that those guys are walking and this is the problem, is that trump still speaking to those people. maria: yeah. >> those people forgotten by the democratic party as they have gone crazy left. this is not the john kennedy union democratic party anymore, this is a crazy, crazy left where bernie sanders is a moderate, and so if you are a
union worker in a bunch of those states, it is not a democratic party that you feel comfortable in anymore, and frankly the democrats in washington don't seem to care about the issues that they do anymore. trump has spoken to them, he has cared about them, they have benefited from a trump economy and that's why we are up in those districts to make sure that those members of congress are held accountable. maria: it's about policy, you know, we talked about trump's presidency, policies versus personality. they have gone deranged, he makes sure policies are addressing what the american people want, this also happened in 2016. hillary clinton was not focused on policies and that was why he was all about jobs, jobs, jobs and as dagen mentioned years ago, she had a website from a to z, it started with alzheimer's and went on and on but there was no real policy commitment to anything, here is how i feel
about this, anyway, we will keep watching, sean, good to see you this morning. sean spicer, 10 nfl players have been charged with defrauding the league's healthcare system. cheryl: this is quite a story, maria, it is alleged that $4 million between june 2017 and december of 2018, prosecutors say that the players submitted claims to be reimbursed for medical equipment like chambers. the players seemed to have taken advantage of that. changes are coming to oracle. the company abandoning two chief structure, congressman ellis announced there's no plan to replace late ceo mark hertz.
stepped away from position this year for medical reasons, he died back in october, pressure on oracle this morning, down 2%. jeff bezos posting video of new shepherd, in the video interrogatories the rocket back to earth after completing a 10-minute trip to space, no crew on board, this is kind of cool, letters from kids, check it out. >> this card has been in space, live, love of the unknown, they are all different and they represent the universe. thank you, sophie. >> he also tweeted keep them flying. dagen: you put a hat on and all of a sudden i'm back in texas. [laughter] maria: i like that. >> he's the number one guy in
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will get amenities but you might say hey, i don't drink, i don't want that in the package, you don't have to have that, even like river cruising, they have deals on airfare for as low as 399 at this point, right now is the best time to buy travel and, again, starting at the beginning of the year, you will see all kinds of major deals. >> the industry has been cycle, where are they right now? too many rooms available globally now? >> what they are trying to do is bring more amenities to the table, cruise lines don't want to lead with pricing, they don't want things to go for 399, cruise to alaska, keep the pricing where they should earn, get that type of dollar for that cabin. >> you get more stuff. >> more stuff. people have a better experience. always remember those things
more than you remember a price or a deal or, you know, a credit, remember your experience, you went on and had specialty dining or, you know, those free drinks. maria: what are top destinations right now? >> lots of them, cruising-ing is great, alaska will be a great year for that, europe is another great focus. people want different types of expeditions and excursions. dagen: you see a -- maria: also new ships, right, what are the newest ships right now that would set sail?
>> like the back end of the ship falls back out and, you know, you could do all kinds of excursions which is really neat. when i went a few years ago you had to go stairs. >> that's been the problem. >> right. very small. >> luxury. maria: michelle, thanks so much. >> you are welcome. maria: short break, hacker gets access to 8-year-old's ring camera, watch this. >> i'm your best friend. i'm santa claus. maria: warning for parents about security, plus the new generation of gaming, microsoft reveals newest xbox.
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news of a possible trade deal sparked a record rally yesterday, as it became clear that this is where this was going, the s&p 500 and nasdaq closed at all-time fresh highs. we have more records this morning and that will continue when the opening bell sounds. global markets this morning are also strong, we have a l rally in europe following the conservative win in the u.k. and news of that trade deal. fq100 up 138 points, almost 2%. sack icac is up 67, dax index ue and a quarter percent. asia was green across the board, best performer there was hong kong, up 2 and-a-half percent, japan up 2 and-a-half percent and shanghai composite up 1 and three quarters percent. this security alert this morning, a man hacks into a camera focused on an 8-year-old girl's bedroom, telling her he's santa claus. we have that story for you. all those stories coming up this friday morning. joining me to break it down mitch row rochell, dagen mcdowl
and kevin o'leary. big news day today. dagen: i'm going to stifle so we can get to all of it. >> that camera story is pretty interesting. maria: wait until you hear what happened. our top story this hour, a phase one china trade deal to tell you about. global markets are rail hadding i this morning as the -- rallying and this morning as the u.s. and china reach a phase one trade agreement. here's what we know about the deal. it calls for china to buy $50 billion of u.s. agricultural products, the u.s. reducing tariffs on chinese imports, includes measures to h prevent currency manipulations. the increases that we expected to go into effect on sunday will not go into effect. so far, we have the confirmation on the u.s. side. joining us now is john hilsenrath to weigh in here. john, it says that there's a protection in here for ip. what do you say? >> yeah, the chinese have been
saying they want to make progress on that, toughen their intellectual property enforcement rules. that actually might be the most important part of this deal, to tell you the truth. you know, there's a lot of talk about this $50 billion number but when i look at it, it's very fuzzy. early on, it was supposed to be $50 billion in agricultural products. now they're saying in $50 billion in agriculture, energy and other products. it's not clear what's in that. let's not forget, the chinese already about $120 billion worth of goods from the u.s. in 2018 in a down year. so how you define that $50 billion really says everything about whether it's significant or not. maria: the good news is, they need to buy some of this stuff from the united states because of their swine flu having 250 million pigs that are sick. the intellectual property stuff is not enough for you, kevin, you said that earlier. let's not for get that last week we reported that beijing
reported the removal of foreign computers and software by 2022 and gordon chang says that after all of those cyber security rules are in place, no foreign company may be able to encrypt day taxedata, in other words, bs will be required to turn over the encryption key. i'm not understanding how we're protecting intellectual property. >> that's not going to work in the first place. you're china, you buy boeing aircraft. that's a software system. you have to communicate with it. you're going to be using the standards that boeing has used globally. you can't have your own operating system when you have people flying around over beijing in a boeing aircraft. that is just rhetoric. what i'm concerned about is get me ip rights so i can litigate my products in the chinese markets, like the chinese can litigate their products in our market. this deal is not enough. i am not happy. i love the fact it's progress. but i don't want to let anybody off the hook. kudlow promised full reciprocal rights on litigation for ip. bring it home now.
maria: we need more information on it, john. you've got to be impressed by all of this tiktoking of stuff getting done, john. usmca coming to the floor for a full house vote, a china skinny deal here. you've got markets rallying. they came up with an agreement on spending going into the december 20th deadline. >> yeah, and let's not for get that the -- forget that the fed spend a lot of this year cutting interest rates. it looks like they'll keep them low next year. i think the most important message that comes out of all these trade deals or i'm hesitant to even call them deals, is non-escalation. 2019 was a year when tariffs and discord were escalating at every turn. what we're looking at in 2020 is non-escalation. i think that could be good news for the markets when you tie it together with pretty low interest rates. dagen: john, this certainty with usmca, maybe phase one of the china deal, will it be enough to turn around business
spending? >> well, i mean, i think that's a very big question. you know, when we talk to a lot of businesses over the course of the last 12 months, they talked so much about the uncertainty, not knowing what the cost was going to be of their products. and i think if they have a little more certainty about that and if they see business demand pick up some, then maybe it will help. but i think there's an undercurrent of uncertainty that doesn't go away here. you know, as we were just talking about, there's still a lot of questions about intellectual property enforcement with china, forced technology transfers with china, china treats its state owned enterprises. so uncertainty doesn't disappear but at least you know that things aren't going to get worse. maria: it's true. john, it's good to see you this morning. thanks so much. >> sure thing. maria: have a great weekend. john hilsenrath. the big news across the pond, boris johnson's election win.
he met with the queen at buckingham palace and arrived back at 10 downing street. ashley webster is live in london. he's been making market moving comments about when brexit takes place. >> reporter: yes, indeed, maria. a that was his campaign message, get brexit done. he believes he can have the u.k. out of the eu by the end of next month. so he's now on a fast track, now that the results have come through, he had has a massive majority in parliament. the biggest since maggie thatcher back in 1987. the conservatives with 364 seats, labor with 203, that's the lowest level in many, many, many decades. resounding win. and the question is why did he win by such a farmar in. far margin.i think it was thef getting done. he is able to laugh at himself. he does all of these stunts as we saw in the final week.
he jumps on a bulldozer, breaking through a wall as a symbol of saying we can break the brexit dead lock. he's likable. he's able to laugh at himself and he makes people smile. then you have jeremy corbin who is quite frankly grim. he talks about gloom and doom and we're on the road to ruin and he had this manifesto that really was so extreme, i think that those traditional labor he voters said no, i think it's too far out there. we're going to put our bet on conservatives. so what happens now? well, i think you may have a speech from r boris later today outside of 10 downing he street. next week, mps will be sworn in early. we have a brand-new government. they want to get moving as quickly as possible. and then by next friday, one week from today, i think the brexit bill will be reintroduced on the first reading. they'll take the christmas week off, come back in the new year and put this thing on a fast track and indeed i think you can see the u.k., there's probably
no path that doesn't see the u.k. getting out of the eu, more than three and-a-half years when it was first approved by the referendum. daily mail says it all. corbin humiliated, rejoice, boris surges to landslide win. that's the big story, boris johnson the prime minister for at least five years. if he wins a second term, we could have 10 years of boris johnson. maria: how soon will the u.s. do a deal with the u.k. on trade once brexit is actually complete? >> reporter: well, it will have to be towards the end of next year, maybe they can start the talking earlier in the year, but they have to get some certain things -- they have to get an actual agreement agreed with the europeans about what the future trade agreement will look like. they are free now to talk to the united states which i think is a tremendous thing and president trump has talked about how much
bigger and better it will be. maria: wilbur ross was in the studio this week saying that's a priority. the president has been saying that as well. ashley, thanks so much. we'll report back as more news develops. big story in the u.k. turning to impeachment and the markup madness yesterday. jerry nadler delayed the vote in the 11th hour after a marathon session on the hill. mark meredith is live in dc with more on that. mark, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you, maria. members of the house judiciary committee will be going back to work at 1 yo 10:00 a.m. to discs the articles of impeachment. they were expected to vote overnight. that was postponed today. members of the committee had a heated debate all day yesterday, the markup session lasting some 14 hours. republicans said they were extremely frustrated after the decision was made to delay the vote until today. >> this is why people don't like us. this crap like this is why people are having such a terrible opinion of congress. what chairman nadler did and the rest of the majority who sat
there quietly and said nothing, this is why they don't like us. they know it's all about games. >> reporter: now, if the committee decides to move forward and approve two articles today, it's likely the full house would vote on impeachment next week. our capitol hill team says the vote would likely happen wednesday or thursday. house speaker nancy pelosi says members will not be pressured to vote one way or another. if approved by the house, impeachment would move to the senate where mitch mcconnell says the outcome is almost certain. >> the case is so darn weak coming over from the house, we all know how it's going to end. there's no chance the president will be removed from office. my hope is there won't be a single republican who votes for either of these articles of impeachment. >> reporter: we'll be watching as the judiciary committee gavels in around 10 am. we expect to see president trump on camera, shortly after the committee meets. he'll be sitting down with
paraguay's president. maria: we'll keep watc watching that. coming up, doug collins is my special guest at 8:00 a.m. eastern. jonathan ward is here on the china trade deal. wait until you see what dr. ward has to say about this, very important commentary from this. director of the heritage foundation's center for freedom, niles gardner here. lisa gardner is here talking about how a hacker accessed a ring camera and got into a child's bedroom through that camera. first, boning is under pressure -- boeing is under fresh pressure this morning, the 737 jet facing another setback. your family's privacy at risk. >> who is that? >> i'm your best friend. i'm santa claus. maria: hackers gained access to amazon's ring camera. is your privacy being compromised? we're taking a look. back in a minute with they that.
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maria: welcome back. you now this, boeing 737 max jet could stay grounded even longer. cheryl casone on headlines now. cheryl. maria: the jets might not return to service until january, two months longer than boeing anticipated. the faa says it's instructing agency af safety experts to taks long as they need to h review changes boeing is making. european regulators said they're not comfortable with fixes that boeing has put into place. they may cut or stop max production at their factory. at&t is rolling out its real 5g network, it's available starting today in 10 cities as the
company is beginning sales of its $1,300 galaxy note 10 plus 5g phone. the lower band 5g is going to serve as the backbone of at&t's coverage across the country. a wider nationwide release is expected next year. 5g, now it's here. microsoft revealing the latest game console, the x-box series x, they're battling with sony and playstation for dominance in the market. there will be a wireless controller. the newest playstation already has that he feature. the kids love it. the games are incredible. we'll see how they do in the market. maria: thank you, cheryl. quick break and your family's privacy could be at risk. watch this. >> who is that? >> i'm your best friend. i'm santa claus. maria: oh, yeah, very troubling story this morning, hackers used the amazon ring to spy on
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being discussed around facebook right now? this is an important subject. >> it is very important. it feels like a little too little too late. because facebook acquired instagram back in 2012, it acquired what's app in 2014 and the u.s. -- either the federal and state bodies are really moving slowly when it comes to anti-trust cases. we have 47 state ags looking into anti-trust implications of facebook's acquisitions and you have federal investigations as well. so now they're saying, well, facebook is actually going to intertwine the back end of all of these messaging apps, facebook, messenger, what's app and instagram. it might be scrambling an egg that's already scrambled. maria: their saying if you integrate them, it's too big of a power. you have a problem -- >> i have a huge problem with that. dialogue that's missing from this whole facebook issue and the government and concentration and size is most of the small businesses in america, where most of the new jobs are created, the number one spin to
acquire new customers is the facebook platform. the reason it's popular is the fact that this integration you acquire customers at a valuation that is economically viable. i've got 52 companieses using this. the idea that the federal trade commission is going to redesign the apps themselves, not letting the market decide is crazy. let the market fight it out. maria: integrating these apps for me -- i like what's app because i feel like there's some protection there and privacy in terms of messaging people. and if it's integrated with facebook, i feel like maybe i lose that. even if i'm not losing it. >> there's a hundred -- maria: it feels like i'm losing it. >> there's 140 million businesses on the facebook platform globally, the majority in the united states. we better understand the impact it will have on job creation in this country before we hack it to pieces. >> there is a business impact.
i'm looking at it from a privacy impact. when you look at even further, enmeshing all of these applications, facebook is becoming this huge impossible to defeat giant. >> if you already have a conversation with somebody in instagram, in facebook chat, in we chat, those are three conversations, from a consumer's perspective, getting them all in the same place does make life easier. >> it could make things easier. >> if they want to hack into that, they could do it anyway. >> i'm not soughting that facebook -- suggesting that facebook is hacking into anything or they're spying on us or anything else. they have such power over the data and the privacy that consumers can have when they use the apps. maria: they have the data regardless, they own all the companies. the integration makes us feel like there's less privacy but they've got it anyway. they own the apps. >> the anti-trust investigation -- >> nobody makes you go on facebook. you can go off any time you want. >> it's not a human right. maria: lets' turn to the story that we've been talking about all morning, this is about the
amazon ring camera device. listen up. one mother got quite a scare when a hacker took over her family's ring and started talking to her daughter. watch this. >> who is that? >> i'm your best friend. i'm santa santa clause. >> mommy! >> i'm santa claus. don't you want to be my best friend? maria: wow. how scary was that. ring says there was no intrusion into its network. dagen, you've got a statement from ring, right. tell us what you see on this. dagen: right. ring has said that based on our investigations, we are able to confirm this instance is in no way related to a breach or consistencompromise of ring's s. it said that it encourages users to enable two factor authentication. the point being, and you've seen this happen before with google,
the parent company of nest, that there was an issue where, from a nest camera, there was a warning about north korean missiles and it was because of a compromised password. so these accounts potentially are getting hacked into individually. it's easy to hack somebody's wi-fi network and it's easy to hack an account. nest is saying this is not an over-reaching problem for its network. maria: you should have the two step authentication, by the way. what do you think about this, lisa? >> it's a terrifying example of the internet of things gone wrong. so basically any device connected to the internet, whether your smart tv, refrigerator, apple watch or camera. in this case it's not a widespread issue among the ring network. >>.>> why aren't we arresting s guy? >> he doesn't sound super intelligent. it's a problem with password security and not using dual
factor authentication. a lot of cameras on the market today don't give instructions on how to change the default password that the cameras come with or they're not offering dual factor authentication. work on strengthening your pad password, turn on dual factor authentication when it's available and understand the risks. maria: that's what you should do if you have a ring camera. >> definitely, you need to change your password. dagen: or not have one. >> it's a shark tank deal. i love the company. maria: i like it a lot too. when you peel back the onion, there could be lots of mistakes. the camera rolling on everybody who comes to your doors. >> think of the people that have stopped stealing because of ring. maria: there's the privacy issues. >> i want less cameras, not more. >> it's been hacked for years now. there are major cases going back to 2016 where people have broken in when people have used password hacking mechanisms. dagen: like a phishing e-mail.
>> or using software that puts in hundreds ofs passwords really quickly to he see what it works. maria: did you catch yesterday when we had andy purdy on, the chief security officer at huawei and i asked him, tell me about the database of pictures today when you look at china and the u.s. how many pictures are there? he said to me trillions. think about that. >> they don't have any regulatory -- maria: i know. it's not just china, though. kevin, it's in the united states. >> they're advancing their a.i. faster. maria: i spoke to a source the other day. he said in the u.s. there are billions of pictures of everybody. there's only 320 million people in america. there are billions of america. kevin in the snow, kevin in the rain, dagen walking out of her house, walking into the building. there's billions of pictures. people need to understand facial recognize niche. >>-- recognition.>> it's not a. maria: do you want to live in china?
>> i don't want to live in china. i don't want them to beat us in a.i. cheryl: maria: they use a credit score with everything they see on the camera. what are the implications of the government knowing where you are at every minute. >> in cities where there's one camera per person,s that's scary. maria: the bigger issue on ring, it's good that the company is saying it's not its fault. >> there's no federal standard right now and california has a new law that goes into effect next month that actually has some standards for internet of things devices, but the u.s. is really lacking. >> california standards are real scary stuff. >> they're high. they're high. dagen: the mother in that instance with the santa claus voice said she felt like the company was blaming her, so that's not great customer service. maria: it's not. lisa, thank you. >> thank you. maria: we'll keep watching that story. up next, phase one breakthrough, the u.s. and china reaching a phase one agreement. this is a skinny deal as it's called. the he details when we come
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maria: our top story this half hour, china trade breakthrough. the agreement includes a chinese commitment to buy $50 billion of u.s. agricultural goods, reduce tariffs on chinese imports and improve intellectual property protections. so far, no response from beijing. we only have the acknowledgement from the u.s. side. joining me right now is the founder of the atlas organization, the author of the book, china's vision of victory, dr. jonathan ward. jonathan, good to see you this morning. thanks so much for being here. >> good morning, maria. maria: your reaction to this deal? we still are unsure how it protects intellectual property. how do you see it?
>> right, i think that's right. it's very preliminary. we don't know what's in it. understanding the quality of this deal has a great deal to do with is it going to get into the deeper issues of u.s.-china relations and i don't think that can be resolved in a phase one. the idea you're going to get $50 billion in agricultural purchases in exchange for not raising tariffs makes good sense. but an exchange for lowering tariffs, you're starting to take leverage off the table when it comes to deeper issues of intellectual property theft, forced technology transfers and the entire u.s.-china geo strategic competition. the bottom line is china is trying to surpass us economically. they believe they'll be the dominant super power and we have to win that contest. so you can give yourself a little breathing room, a little extra energy in the world economy but then you have to retrench and get ready for the bigger competition. maria: yesterday i spoke with sonny purdue about how live stock shortages in china could you affect meat prices in the united states. listen to what he said about
that. pork prices are soaring in china and i'm being told by my sources that this is going to ripple through, that you're going to see the price of pork up big, you're going to see the price of chicken, all sorts of meats as a result of what's taking place in china. you've got the swine flu there. >> some of that is true. the herd has been decimated in china and there is creating a pork shortage and a protein shortage in china. obviously, we're in a global supply chain and that may have some impact here. but the united states customers for years and consumers have benefited from lower food prices than anywhere in the world. there may be some bump-up, we don't think it will be impactful to the american consumer. maria: this deal says china buys $50 billion in agricultural purchases. how do you see this? >> they've broken their promises on everything.
this all comes back to enforcement. can you enforce this. the idea that the tariffs are snapped back, perhaps that's useful. but they're probably not going to honor a lot of their commitments when it comes to technology. when it comes to agricultural products, you really do have the situation where so much pressure has been put on beijing because of the devastation of their food supply. it's been a bad year, you have the hong kong, the word awakening to the concentration camps, african swine flu, the u.s.-china trade war, these are putting pressure on beijing. they have a deeper long-term strategy that many of the most aggressive policy makers and thinkers includ including xi doe they can succeed at. they have encouragement from the rest of the world, with huawei, you name it. it's a divided picture. >> beyond the snapback and that's obviously the mechanism of choice, tariffs got china to the table, what other
enforcement mechanisms could we possibly have in this skinny deal that we're talking about for a phase one? >> i think that's going to be the big one, the question of continuing to lever up and down tariffs in order to honor a limited set of commitments. but again, the structural issues are the problem, how do you get enforcement on forced technology transfers or intellectual property theft. i think that is going to require a lot of creativity and that's holding up the bigger picture here. the other side of this being if phase one is going to come sometime soon but phase two only comes after the u.s. election, you're talking about a much longer holding pattern here in which you probably can figure out some of these methods or some of the things they are non-negligence goscnonnegotiabl. they have competed through subsidies, technology theft and transfer. i don't think they're going to
give up on any of that. >> so far, all the tariffs imposed over the last 30 months on china have not had any impact yet that's measurable on the u.s. economy or the stock market. you want to look at those from the perspective of investing capital. i think the reason might be shall and i want your machine on this, i would have preferred to see the december 15th tariffs go on to keep the pressure up towards ip resolution. at the end of the day, the tariffs are similarl simply a vd tax. all g7 countries have a value added tax that have no impact on the underlying economy. this is a selective tax on chinese goods. we've lost leverage. a hawkish guy like me is not happy with this outcome. what's the problem with ratcheting up another series of tariffs? why stop now? >> kevin, i think the point is we're headed into an election year. if you want to relieve pressure on the u.s. economy in so far as that would come with the next tranche of tariffs, it makes
sense to do that. i think you're right, the bigger picture here is essentially putting pressure on china in general. rebalancing the world trading economy so we're less dependent on china. the other side, they are reinvesting all of this into military that's designed for conflict with the united states. and we're going to interest to start dealing with those realities and sanctioning their growing military. all of this is funded by a cumulative $4 trillion trade deficit over the years since u.s.-china engagement. which has brought us this hostile super power. so we are going to have to continue this pressure, whether or not we get results. maria: is there you any indication that the u.s. is going to sanction any of that, that you just said? i mean, probably the biggest, most aggressive move was on huawei and huaweis' taking a pretty big hit following the u.s. action against the technology giant. the founder and ceo told the washington post it could take huawei up to three years to recover from the u.s. ban on technology sales. yesterday in the studio i had
huawei usa chief security officer, andy purdy and he would not admit that theft is an issue. watch this, jonathan. do you support the concept of civil military fusion? >> i do not support -- it's not our understanding that we have to turn over all our technology to the chinese government. that's not what our leadership says. maria: is the chairman of your company a communist leader. >> i believe he is, yes. maria: how are you not forced to turn over everything to the chinese leadership, when you know you get a credit score in terms of the way you operate. the company will get a credit score at the end of the year. you have to comply. what are you going to say to the leadership in china if you're not complying, andy? >> he and the rest of the leader ship has said we have never been asked and we have not had to turn over that data. maria: you were the first person, jonathan, to come on this show and on my my sunday morning futures program to explain what civil military fusion is.
the reason i asked about civil military fusion, because we know that if you understand civil military fusion, you know that you can't be a company in china and not give it all up to the chinese government. isn't that right? >> that's right. civil military fusion says that you take all the innovations of the chinese industrial sector and bring them to the chinese military. so bottom line, that's what we're meat competing with. huawei and any individual in china is subject to chai niece national inthe -- chinese national intelligence laws which says they must comply with espionage and must keep it a secret. maria: a couple a articles i have, this is the global times. biased western media fueling hong kong ry riots. final madness of hong kong riots. they take a lot of shots on pompeo. his you attacks show his hysteria. pompeo is on the wrong side of history says the global times. u.s. cannot break china's supply
chain says the south china morning sun. u.s. officials claims are false, so all of the media just goes along with whatever the government wants to say. we have news, norway's top telecom carrier announcing this morning that it is dropping huawei and it's going to go with erickson instead for a big 5g contract. >> the global times, the same chinese newspaper advocated nuking american cities. so the bottom line is this is a hostile regime and the state department, there's actually a significant speech yesterday from general david stillwell at the u.s. state department and he essentially called out sort of all the problems if the history of u.s.-china relations, we've done so much for them, we brought them into the world trading community, wto, he brought up permanent normal trade relations, the whole history of bringing them and essentially we've got as he put it the hostile behavior of beijing is the response.
so bigger picture, we're dealing with the beginning of a hard core competition that's going to last for a long time, for the next decade or more potentially. that's on the military side, on the tech side, it's on the trade side. so any small short-term deal right now doesn't really change any of that. maria: does the u.s. buckle? did the u.s. buckle here? >> i don't know exactly what happened here but i could see the need for a little bit of relief for now but it doesn't mean that the big picture's going to change. everything else has to go ahead and on some level the trade and tariffs, that gets a all the attention. there's another side to it. it's cfius reform, export controls, the entities list, all of these things matter. if you get them into canada and europe and japan, allied asia, we start doing joint wto cases, retroactive against companies. maria: i'm working on another story right now.
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life a in and out of politic. it will make the debut at the sundance film festival in january and will be streaming beginning march 6th. dagen: it's an obama produced documentary that's debuting at sundance about a camp for the disabled in new york stay. i'll take that over that. >> she should have done that at the height of the last election. it's way too late. she makes people's heads explode on both sides of the aisle. that's why she can't ever be president. maria: what happened. >> in the documentary, what do they do for the period she didn't go to which i wisconsin? do they have a blank screen up there. maria: i wonder if they'll have in there the way she trashed the hotel room on the election night. then there's this, the rise of skywalker hitting theaters in one week. they're releasing a teaser trailer with a voice you may be
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trade deal, now source says president announced in trade meeting yesterday there was a deal, with chinese going forward, phase one deal, december no december 15 tariffs added a small reduction already on some chinese goods, now in this deal my source says chinese agreed to buy 50 billion dollars, agriculture would not put that down on paper, i am told there are protections in this, for intellectual property, it also opens the financial services market in china. chinese agreement are chinese agree not to manipulate currency enforcement written into this deal white house will begin to roll out announcement later today last night, the president talked to congressional meeting about china not subsidy china alluded to something good. >> we're having a very exciting month in washington, d.c., there have not been time
like it. >> 11:00 a.m. president will have a bilateral meeting with president of paraguay no doubt getting questions where this is what is in deal, everything around that deal, now should i mention, that one last thing maria, the agreement according to source chinese have asked this ingredient not be made fully public language not published for the public to see we are going to see if and how that could happen. maria: why not publish it, yesterday, perdue, a zbrik secretary had a firm commitment -- that in fact were going to buy 450 billion dollars ag products said they say it behind closed doors not publicly. why? we will take about that to impeachment he the markup madness yesterday house judiciary chairmen nadler delayed jett after marathon session on hill house judiciary ranking member firing back. >> i want the members on both sides of the aisle to think
about what has happened over last two days. and to sketch conscience before we cast final vote. >> you chose not to consult ranking member on schedule issue of this magnitude? >> kangaroo court we are talking about. >> -- all -- >> and -- >> i even -- >> this was the most thing i have seen forever if american people wonder about impeachment any more don't have to wonder they saw what happened right here tonight because this committee is more concerned about getting on tv in the morning than funds its job they are patriot of donald trump crap like this why people have a terrible opinion about it, i don't have a chairman i guess i go straight to miss pelosi. >> georgia congressman house judiciary ranking a member doug collins a pleasure to see you. thanks for all you are doing. >> thank you good to be with you --
>> that was a total surprise to you, what was behind it do you think they just wanted more camera more eyeballs on the vote for impeachment so they saids le's just do it tomorrow 10 in the morning instead of 11 at night. >> i believe so they needed to bad news cycle would have been a bad day want to keep it going trying to disrupt president disrupt whoa people understanding about impeachment said all day not advancing the ball same talking points president did nothing wrong no facts to back it up made two most amorphous articles of impeachment to fit in anything they said people might not watch take another news cycle pelosi probably ordered this to move to friday another morning talking about sham impeachment, totally uncalled for one thing of we have we disagree on policy civility concerning schedule all he had to do was say we are going to 7:00, 8:00 roll
into tomorrow or 10:00 say late roll into tomorrow we are going to do it did not have decency to say that sprung this on all of us now ter -- some of his own members i was told last night. >> an op-ed in the journal this morning, title being incredible shrinking impeachment democrats wrapped charges in high to end rhetoric about solemn day, and quotes from benjamin franklin impeaching mr. trump they despise him the way he governs classic standard of maladministration the founders considered excluded from constitution as grounds for impeachment, they did so because they feared partisan continuations would impeach presidents of the opposite political faction on subject basis rather than serious offensive they unveiled two articles yesterday, talk to us about that, they want to rush these two oorlz through, tell
us about the credibility of articles. >> you didn't know how much the founder futuristic thinking they thought of jerry nadler nancy pelosi adam schiff when they thought about impeachment abuse of power amorphous had to told on to without saying president committed a crime president did not commit a crime had to say just abused his power, swalwell said he could be impeached for moving ambassador that is a joke hose hypocrisy, the other one obstruction of congress amazing to me just like acting like petulant children didn't get their way just mad about it after less than 70 something days rushing to get this and say the president didn't communicate with them didn't offer anything they never tried. just to put in perspective, the clinton impeachment this is 20 times faster than clinton impeachment, is this
is the two articles they are going to go to american people with say this president needs to be p removed good luck with that american people see through this. >> people telling me traders on wall street nobody believes this just buying stocks sending market to record highs looking at policies what is happening in terms of backdrop economy do not believe, this hearing, i thought that was pretty extraordinary, that they said we don't believe this going to die in the senate doesn't matter the president is go being to continue, going to win reelection, that is from a trader on wall street. >> most -- thing i heard chairman so will emily looked at camera said search your conscience where has his conscience when he ran on fact i am best to impeach this president thie about american people articles sink in comment from nadler in november last year months before mueller, er said i am going to be the person who he
impeaches donald trump seared for many years what they want to do to this president the economy is booming military is fine foreign standing great, the american people are seeing through because they see a man doing what he said he would do. >> speaking of conscious where is conscious on making sure that the wrong doers face justice who tried to put finger on scale in 2016 why american citizen for no reason carter page that ig report was completely -- a window into what they did, meanwhile, you've got i want to talk about ig report let me ask you top lawmakers saying they reached agreement on government spending this deals gives congress white house a week to approve specifics before funds run out what can you tell us about budget will impeachment vote, happen before the budget deadline on the 20th. >> it will be interesting amazing to me they have no problem trying to put off a
vote now will dump a spending bill on late at night try to figure it out i think parsing this out seeing what happens i would assume what we're hearing may be if everything is agreed to we will have as spending vote impeachment vote possibly usmca after that, again they don't know they are making this up as they go because desperate came to the end of the year you make a list what did we do nancy pelosi's list very short they have accomplished nothing except go after president i think your standard of what we're looking for, spending bill we will look into it dumped a lot of things in there as usual with this generator just want to get something done. >> on top of what came out was a stunning indication, of what the fbi or cabal of people the top of the fbi top of cia did in 2016 let me read a quote from the ag, the inspector general's report now makes clear the fbi launched intrusive investigation into a u.s. presidential campaign on
the thinnest spushgz in my view insufficient to justify steps taken also clear from inception evidence proud wi consistently exculpatory did not put in important exculpatory evidence to fisa court trying to get that warrant to wire take place carter page a wiretap one carter page gave a window into everything trump was doing you've got phone calls e-mails of everything how communicating with trump campaign. >> i agree completely just pretty easily what nunes, other committee members on judiciary committee have been saying was right chairman schiff lied that is a commonality here chairman nuñez everything we had you and i talked a lot about corrupt cabal starting with mccabe comey all they did, was wrong in the way they started how this is corruption fisa court interesting more for those who think this is okay
for them remember mr. durham is not like mr. -- >> basically getting a report here is what is wrong mr. durham has a grand jury can spread in different ways put people under oath very different this is not over yet. >> he would not say that this investigation is a criminal investigation, unless indications, that there could be some criminal activity here i want to point your attention to what your colleague congressman crapo was at hearing yesterday, with michael horowitz watch this. >> i understand why the people would be skeptical of that. there is such a range of conduct here, that is -- inexplicable the answers we got not satisfactory that we are left trying to understand how could all these errors have occurred over a nine-month period or so among three teams handpicked, one of the highest proiflz the highest profile case fbi going
to very top of the organizes volcano presidential campaign. >> i understand that i appreciate that, i think it is applicable exlikeable i understands you are can't or not going to make that jump. >> what is with conclusions from horowitz you can say there were 17 mistakes, in terms of you know putting those fisa applications through but not -- aek ma is i made a mistake a typo, you know. these are errors, in terms of holding back key information to the fisa bureau, fisa court these are you know not telling the fisa court that hillary clinton paid for the o dossier the dossier is the only evidence we have. in terms of justifying a wiretap, mistake? a mistake is a typo, these are bigger than mistakes what do you think? >> yeah i think you don't call them mistake you call it corrupt malpractice they knew what they were doing if you look at this not just the reports and fisa report look
at whole total batch of evidence you see, that this was a planned action this was someone they did not like the president looking for any they could do i always -- mr. horowitz i disagree he about should have been more stronger it is more mr. durham's job as we go forward a understand only department of justice lawyer or lawyer working in and around the department of justice, would actually say when you sent human intelligence you actually listen to conversations follow them did all things only they would not call that spying amazing when they look at it most american people he having breakfast say they are spying on you looking at. >> if it quacks like a duck looks like a duck it is probably a duck. >> break some news how does this impeachment play out. >> plays out exactly the way democrats the dreamed would it for over three years going to impeach the president this is not about anything that he actually did wrong he did nothing wrong, played that out
in facts here is what is going to happen the impeachment vote go home during christmas break a lot of democrats in districts having to explain why they want at a take out very popular president doing exactly what he said on filmsest evidence to satisfy egos of nancy pelosi, adam schiff, jerry nadler. >> we know two democrats are no jeff van drew told me he is a no. >> we appreciate where our time. >> keep dusty out of the sun. >> thank you so much i will she likes the snow i think. >> doug collins thank you, sir. we have a good weekend, coming up groundbreaking victory in billionaire boris johnson winning historic majority to remain uk prime minister count down is non, er says january 31 ring alarm one hacker receiving a ring camera right to a child's bedroom. >> who that is? >> i am just -- >> i'm santa claus.
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privacy potentially at risk hacker breaks into a ring camera scares 8-year-old girl gerri willis on the floor, looking at ring's parents that would be amazon. >> amazon, that is right mar good morning, yeah this is i warn you is a chilling story. hacker breaking into ring security camera placed in 8-year-old daughter's bedroom listen. >> -- who that is? >> i am your best friend! i'm santa claus. >> you heard right i am your best friend i am santa claus what hacker sayings the folks at ring owned by amazon responded to this issue like this, customer trust is important to us we take the security of our devices seriously. ring's people say -- you aification family did not other here hacks not he isolated circumstances, i want to talk about you can see amazon higher not really responding to this.
meanwhile, facebook shears to open lower after federal trade commission said considering an injunction against facebook, the long dominant player wants to block faith intriefgs whatsapp facebook a messenger instagram say people want private messaging systems but the regulators want to make it did i to break up. >> floor of new york stock exchange expecting a gain start of trading more history books written for the markets, history in uk this morning boris johnson winning big as brian prime minister election yesterday, upcoming britain exit from eu by january 3, phone robocallers iphone users on high alert scammers pretend to be apple details next up.
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joining is city private bank chief investment officer good to have you thanks for being here. >> a pleasure. >> as to lldz to -- headlines to talk global developments first china-u.s. is this a reason to buy stocks now that -- >> this is this is the reason that people were not buying stocks not enthusiastic. >> record after record. >> we are except for the fact we could see markets you know 3, 4, 5% higher if we knew trade was resolved put behind us same true in uk by getting uncertainty out of the markets we can have much more clarity with direction look at fundamentals the fundamentals all about the fact consumer is continuing to buy whether in asia uk, all across europe or united states consumer is healthy what has been doing on anticipation by manufactures that there wasn't going to be a good i economy they have been pulling back now confirmation he go i think the consumer is going to carry us
through rebound in manufacturing the opportunity for markets to move higher in 2020. >> maybe nim minority now i am disappointed in this deal i would have rather seen tariffs come on 15th squeezing the chinese towards ip a real deal not skinny deal a real deal. maria: that is the culture you think they are going to change culture. >> with we've tried 25 years to do anything has not worked i was preferring frankly has not affected our economy at all the valueed tax not a big deal, the consumer still health, s&p earnings not impacted so why stop i am a little disappointed i am in minority guy does business there been screwed for 11 years badly, badly. >> we have to look at deal in two phases, right the ultimately need to -- put down what right story is for ip protection, put right story for open markets things like that not resolved by phase one china deal he -- >> for we have to be clear on that on the other hand this is
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maria: welcome back breaking news on strength of retaliate right now we are waiting the november retail sales number, up 2/10 of a percent below expectations retail sales number november up 2/10 of a percent versus 5/10% estimate well below expectations lauren simonetti with numbers exports export out. >> that was big number shopping season right, big disappointment expecting half a percent gain in november but we didn't get that just got 2/10 of one percent not reacting to this futures down a layer from before this print here is why a late thanksgiving maria with that,
a lot of sales or thinking expectation is pushed into december, when we get december number x-auts disappointed a tenth% growth are we importing inflation no import prices exactly in line 2/10 of a percent growth export hotter up 2/10 of one percent back to you. >> xauto below estimates up 1/0 of a percent number 2/10 versus estimate 5/10's when a does its tell us about the u.s. consumer it is disappointing nup i don't think a great deal u.s. consumer we will take a look five quite a bitting december so for shopping so my feeling is that this is he potentially a blip, in general what we look at consumer in u.s. we are seeing, generally strong
indications that they are going to continue to buy, we saw very, very large etch commerce sales last couple weeks reported, so while this looks odd see if it survive overtime you know it is my mind a blip. >> how many data sets does it take you to turn negative if you saw a retail soft three cycles four. >> you are looking for trends in everything doing exactly right would take several cycles to look at that. >> irrelevant until -- >> you need confirmation all the way through we have different datasets not just this that we look at. >> preponderance of consumer data is strong confidence numbers are strong the sentiment numbers strong possible i want reaction to it the retail cycle changed quite a bit we are not come pressing into few shopping weeks because october number was strong from retail sales perspective. >> people applying with more
information buy quickly trade situation knew tariffs coming buy in advance will look for lowest price things like that a change how people are buying, buying much more right at the minimum than before. maria: quick because you are global investor before you go brexit, boris johnson winning want to invest in europe or no. >> yes, we like european dividend stocks we happen to like stocks in uk think a lot of value there want clients to move toward dividend oriented equities even in have lu of fixed income right now maria, there is a lot of value to be taking cash now, and the best total returns in some dividend stocks in europe have global exposure. >> one hundred percent, domestic large cap what percentage should i have in usually. >> gloeshl my view the last 10 years all about the u.s. looking at strategic estimates private bank for the next 10 years best markets are non-u.s. markets in asia -- >> percentage.
>> order magnitude 15 to 20% portfolio outside united states. >> best markets asia. >> and some merging markets next decade right now at largest valuation discount in a very long time, xus versus u.s. equities. >> thank you so much, turning to uk election boris johnson and conservative party won big yesterday the prime minister touting victory as a referendum on brexit. >> this election means that getting brexit done, is now the irrefutble irresiftble unarguable deduction. >> congratulations to boris johnson on great win brin united states will be free to strike a massive trade deal after he brexit has potential to be fought bigger lucrative than any deal that could be made with eu celebrate boris writes the president reuters
reporting eu leaders to begin trade as you can see to answer agreement on comreks. >> joining us director of the heritage foundation marking rather thatcher center for freedom foreign policy adviser under margaret thatcher. >> reaction what fantastic, run incredible victory, and you know conservatives received biggest majority since 1987 when thatcher won third team are as prime minister so that is historic, win, the opposition labor party had worst results since 1930s, so is a stng victory for the conservatives now means brin can move forward with brexit, on january 31 prime minister huge majority powerful leader in boris johnson so brin can look forward to the brexit era tremendous confidence, and i
think you know last night's results just absolutely wonderful for brin also for the united states as well, and for the cause of libof liberty freedom great not only for britain but u.s. entire free world. >> it is dagen mcdowell were arrogant intelligencea a lung labor party learn they have to govern for people if you look how working class votes turned against labor party i was looking at some returns, bishop auckland near durham no northern england, has been labor since 1930s, now conservative. >> hi you are absolutely -- stunning results you had huge conservative gains in the labor heartlands north of england in industrial cities, with large numbers of
pro-brexit, labor supporters switching to the conservatives, and conservatives have become the biggest party among working class blue collar voters in uk and british voters have rejected socialism rejected the far left idoling of jeremy corbyn rejected anti-semitism as well a campaign run by labor corbyn announced that he will not leave the labor party into nexts general election we will see new labor leader coming in, but the conservatives really you triumphed among working-class voters had enough of the far left labor ideology, and also, large numbers working-class voters simply want to see britain mosque forward in brexit as truly free sovereign nation. >> how did the labor party think it has anti-semitic
communist as leader and when? >> absolutely staggering labor party moved so far to the left, it was unrecognizable to many labor voters who supporting the party earlier decade or generations. and a demonstration of the fact that not only britain but will parts of the world rejecting far left socialist idoling jeremy corbyn pledged to spend trillions of pounds, in terms of government spending on public services that would have bankrupted the economy, and british voters basically in this election, embraced limited government free market low taxation, and they sent a very clear message that britain does not want to be about a socialist basket case they emphatically rebeing rejected everything jeremy
corbyn stood for. maria: i am having déjà vu as sitting here a lot of similar situations going on in united states as what you are talking about good to see you this morning. dagen: actually the brexit vote before the trump election brexit vote to par graze greg the brexit vote let us know trump would win trump's victory let us know that ultimately, conservatives tories would win labor defeated so that tells me polling is not working in britain think pragmatic politicians listen to pols particularly close to election this labor team was looking at something they believed in with policies, it didn't work out. >> i don't think pragmatic. >> most don't want to lose i think something is broken how polling works. >> polls in america, by the way, i don't know you can trust them wrong in 2016 for insure. >> certainly wrong for labor. >> thank you. we will see you soon. >> thank you very much.
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billion calls in october alone, i was on that list as well joining us rights now fox news headlines 24-7 morning anchor it comes on cell phone. >> comes on cell phone on your home phone, as i mentioned,5.7 billion just in october. it is actually up 56%, robocalls up 56%, from 2017 to 2018, 47.8 billion of them we received, in 2018. it is actually the most complained about thing to the ft.c., the fcc is stepping in to help out a little bit, but here is the other thing starting to happen when robocalls come through, they are already spoofing. >> now they are spoofing numbers to make it looked like calling from say the apple store, in montgomery, at
montgomery maul whll says apple store not that at all they are trying to hack into your icloud account listen to this voice mail call and tell me if you notice something off about it. >> -- to connect with apple support advisory press 2, to listen to this message again -- or if you wish to contact us later, please call us on our toll-free number 208262. [[bleep]]. >> thank you. >> is as same robo call from apple wouldn't sound like siri or some variation thereof so that is obviously, a fake call i have received that call answering listening to it like this is not apple calling me, 3-billion-dollar in wasted time now that we've got all facts on the table, wouldn't what do we do apple says don't answer the phone they built in some features into ios13 let
you block robocalls the problem is that basically just blocking calls that are not -- >> not illegal, it works. so if you are a small company you can do a robo call in your region get 2% response, you do it, so that is why it is going to continue to keep going unless we decide as a society no robocalls. >> the question because a lot of these robocalls that i've gotten they are scams, con artists thieves. >> that is illegal. >> marketing activity i am going to admit my companies use this we use it. it works. and we are allowed to we are not doing fake calls we are not scamming people selling products. >> some takes time into seniors i was at memo's house the phone would thought stop i ringing it is every time stop calling it is a machine. >> trying to get you to to go to the store buy gift cards tell us number help -- >> societal decision if we don't want to do it make it
illegal but frankly it works another tool in the marketing quiver. >> what makes it did i to legislate allow do you legislate out bad guys leave room for good guys. dagen: one trick way call work if they hear an actual voice, if computer did he techs a voice know that belong to person you are doomed the rest of your being that they are going to keep calling. >> what you are saying -- my sport keep on phone as long as possible not supposed to do that. >> remember politicians use robo calling up to election get vote out not going to get rid of robo calling they use it as a tool. >> good news on robocalls, there is bipartisan support in house, senate, to do something about it so we could see legislation. >> after election. >> that will help -- empour.
>> there is should be progress made on this probe next six months will probable happen after the 2020 election. >> great to see you, catch brett 24-7 siriusxm ring alarm hacker accessing a ring camera in a child's bedroom. >> who is that? >> i am your best friend. i'm santa claus. >> speaking with that child moss memo rig-- speaking with that child mother right after this. (chime)
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the little girl watch. >> who is that? >> i'm your best friend. i am santa claus. >> ring says there was no intrusion of into network, joining understand right now on telephone is the mother of that 8-year-old girl, ashley, thanks very much for joining me this morning to tell us what happened, how are you doing? >> um, i am tired i worked last night, with all this, but, you know, other than that i am okay. >> how is your 8-year-old daughter doing i mean how did she react to having this -- man's voice coming from a camera in her bedroom? >> um, i mean at first it was you know very, very large to her alarge distracted with all the attention story has gotten you know she is -- >> still really you know really scared said she like
somehow can't sleepy in bedroom you know she is doing okay glad getting story out there, hopefully hoping somebody i think that -- >> you said that she doesn't want to sleep in the bedroom any more have you removed camera can you tell us how this happened? >> we have removed the camera but do you, i mean just kind of going back to the video. >> yeah. >> what happened how did you first come upon this and tell me how you see this taking place. from your standpoint what happened. >> okay. so, i we were leaving the next day to go on a cruise, like -- run a slick errand i came back home like, right before i had left, my husband sent a text message said -- on humor i was
like no, like i said put phone down look at it again then i read his next techs when i got driveway something playing, check window opened my ring up on phone, and started watching, i was didn't believe it will i think still in shock almost didn't realize i was in away i first heard his voice i ran inside, and you know she was just -- petrified my husband was obviously, shaken, you could barely get -- >> the heartbreaking, hacked into your ring camera system and was able to speak to your daughter from that camera. >> right. >> and obviously, your daughter must have been afraid what was her reaction what did
she do when she first heard voice. >> when she first heard voice you could see her walk out of the room goes to like top of the stairs and says, i can't hear you. nd and that is her talking to her dad, like thinks he is talk about to go her she can't understand it, and goes back to the room and -- holding -- keeps like brading in hair putting closer to ear i think check things to see -- where it is coming from, i think brought her into the room in the first place, this is a room where pretty much only she slopeeps in doesn't go in there unless going to sleep she wouldn't even have been there that time of at a like i said -- time of night told her
to go to bed. >> -- >> go ahead ashley. >> you took the camera out of her room, you said she still is afraid to sleep in that room? >> yes. >> and have authorities contacted you have you heard from the authorities or, by the way, have you heard from amazon which owns the ring camera recently acquired it. >> i am not heard from amazon at all, that was very -- yes, i have heard from authorities, and actually like, you know, i followed the report then also had other authorities contact me, and you know they contacted me because they saw the story, they were like shaken by it, and told me they want to do everything they can, to you know to help. and you know this -- felt like news coverage gave like shows them the story, made it like, something where they realized how like crazy this was you know i was pretty shocked to
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maria: right to stuart varney we go and "varney & company." have a great weekend. over to you. stuart: i'll take it. good morning to you. good morning, everyone. where to begin on a day like this? we are brimming over with news and all of it, i think, is good. begin with boris. a landslide win. he now has the votes in parliament to get britain out of europe and he wants a big trade deal with president trump. socialist jeremy corbyn suffered a crushing defeat. take note, american socialists. sanders and warren. there is agreement on a phase one trade deal with china. we're expecting a formal announcement shortly. this takes china trade off the worry list.