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preposterous right now what the national left-wing media and radical dems of the deep state are doing but it has been that way for a few years, hasn't it? that is it for us tonight. congressman jim jordan, former congressman jason chaffetz, civil rights activist bob woodson our guests tomorrow. until then, good night from sussex. elizabeth: two weeks ago, president trump heading now to another rally. this time to pennsylvania. you're looking at a live picture from the scene. the first lady feeling under the weather. she is recovering from covid-19 but won't be there. this is news coming in. the "real clear politics" average shows that president trump has cut his deficit in half in the state of pennsylvania and is now down there by just shy of four points. this race is neck-and-neck. stocks ending higher on the day in hopes that the white house and speaker pelosi will break a stalemate on covid-19 relief. looks like the senate will vote monday to confirm judge amy
coney barrett to the supreme court. with us tonight on all the major headlines, much, much more. harmeet dhillon, ken starr, joe concha, kelly armstrong and acting customs border protection commissioner mark morgan. here are the new developments of the day. critics are slamming president for pressuring the attorney general to act on the hunter biden laptop email story. that story is getting hits from critics over credibility problems. rudy giuliani says even more hunter biden documents will drop, as "new york post" shows joe biden meeting with hunter biden's businessman in kazakhstan despite him saying he didn't know anything about his son's business dealings. 50 officials that suspect the hunter pien emails are, can't say either way whether the biden
emails are fake. more on intercepts glen greened walled the mainstream media cone of silence on the hunter biden story. the media has a long time reporting that biden es leveraging greatest asset, joe biden's maim. that happened around the world from romania, ukraine. we'll show you how that compares to the accusations of trump's family dealings. also growing criticism of democrats ignoring how migrants lives are put in danger from illegal border crossings, put in danger by human and drug traffickers. thank for joining us. i'm elizabeth macdonald. "the evening edit" starts right now. ♪ elizabeth: okay. look who is here. look who is back with us harmeet dhillon, trump 2020 advisory board member.
harmeet, always great to have you back on. there is blowback against the president pressuring the attorney general to appoint a special prosecutor on the biden laptop email story before the election. critics say that's wrong. frank luntz, an election watcher. says it is a mistake only campaign on the bidens. other people say the trump campaign is not doing that. when you heard the headlines, what was your first response, what was your reaction? >> first i would say that the president is by far not only campaigning on the bidens, i would say it is not being mentioned enough. the president talking about his record. this is part of a referendum on his record. he has done a tremendous job growing our economy but the biden story cannot be ignored. it is not just because of the implications for the next four years. crimes may have been committed in our country by the biden family and by his son pedaling access for whatever his reasons were. we know all the state, foreign
oligarchs, kleptocrats you mentioned from other countries this is sell being access to our country and the white house. that could be a crime so that needs to be investigated for the integrity of our entire system of government. elizabeth: you know the debate is coming thursday night. the trump campaign objected about the mute button. they're objecting that the debate is not traditionally customarilily about foreign policy. it will be about national security. senators ron johnson and senator lankford said that the fbi should debrief the senate on the national security concerns over the biden story. how should the president handle this at the debate on thursday night? >> the way that the entire debate situation has evolved this year has been very disappointing and i say that as a republican. i know republicans agreed to this format but never again should we agree to let the left and liberal reporters control this process. cutting off the president potentially which is what the democrats apparently want to do during this important last
debate is terrible. we need to be hearing from each of these candidates what their vision is. so in terms of that question regarding briefing the senate, yes, the fact that a person close to the vice president was selling access to the white house and in fact we see photographs with some very shady foreign characters with joe biden in different locations, we need to get to the bottom of that, in terms of disinformation, yes, i am concerned that foreign governments are targeting family members of the, of the bidens, the potential future president. all of that needs to be briefed. if the debate moderator will not ask the important questions on everybody's mind, i am confident that the president is going to throw those questions and put joe biden to the test. even though there is two minute clock. there will be six minutes of unclocked, uninterrupted discussion time where they hopefully can exchange views during each segment. i'm pretty sure the president will ask some hard questions.
elizabeth: yeah. we were expecting the president is going to say that voters have a right to know how, whether or not joe biden was ever compromised by the business dealings involving his family. it is not just his son hunter but his brothers and others too. we'll dig into that in the next segment. when you saw that more than 50 former intelligence officials who worked for four presidents including under president trump, when you saw they signed a letter this looks like russian disinformation but then they admitted they don't know for sure, can't say either way, the question, anonymously sourced stories saying this is russian disinformation when there is no proof of that yet, when the biden campaign has not denied the laptop. they have not yet to deny the validity of the emails, when you see this coming from letter, signed by obama era intelligence officials like john brennan and james clapper, when you see those stories out there do you
that there is any way the media will push further on this story to get to the bottom of what happened with joe biden and his family? >> well, no, i don't expect the media to push harder because the media gets its talking points from the very people that betrayed their oath to our country. i say that not lightly but the very same people are saying oh, my god russian disinformation, they said the same thing about president trump, they said it knowing that was not true. why would he be surprised they are saying this? i'm just a simple country lawyer, elizabeth in a courtroom, somebody coming with an affidavit signed like 50 people with no personal knowledge, the judge would throw that out as totally incompetent. it is not evidence of anything other than their bias and their support for joe biden and willingness to do it by any means necessary. but the most shocking thing here is how big tech has suppressed truthful reporting on this very scandal and it may be too late for this senate and this congress to do anything about it
boy, what a missed opportunity if we're not able to hold them accountable for lying to the american people that way. elizabeth: well, the question is, you know, the media including "the new york times," "washington post," "the wall street journal," they have all been unable to verify the "new york post" report on hunter biden's overseas influence peddling. the question how the social media handled that story but should journalists stop digging once they hear it is russian disinformation? should you keep going? because russian disinformation too is a crime. shouldn't people try to get to the bottom of it just as journals tried to get to the bottom of the steele dossier and the general flynn story? >> absolutely. of course they should. in our proud history in the united states, i'm a first amendment lawyer, journalists have been responsible for getting to the bottom of some major coverups in our country, major crimes, pollution issues, abuse of children, abuse of
human beings in trafficking. why are they abdicating their responsibility and their tremendous power in this critical time? shouldn't we all like to know if there are members of any political family in the united states who have been compromised? if there are politicians running for the highest office in our country who have taken bribes? that is the allegation. not to put a fine point on it. has joe biden to benefit his son or himself financially compromised his position? let thugs or criminals or crooks into the white house or into his orbit, done favors for them almost certainly seems to be the case for the burisma situation? people need to know one way or the other. if were a good reporter you wanted joe biden to win you would help him out and assuring that the emails are fake. that the people who are on them did not actually send them or receive them but they're not doing their jobs. they're directly suppressing all of this information. by doing so they're destroying their credibility as supposed
objective arbiters of the truth and information. elizabeth: you know this story is not going to go away. remember the clinton whitewater story, the rum trump-russia collusion story which has been out there for four years. this story will not go away. the republicans will go after it, right harmeet? >> absolutely. boy this story is just getting started liz. we'll hear a lot more about it. we'll hear shady characters come up over coming days. >> harmeet dhillon, thanks for joining us. comeback soon. >> thanks, liz. all right. elizabeth: former independent counsel ken starr with more on this debate. the more than 50 former intelligence officials who suspect hunter biden e-mails are russian disinformation, they can't admit either way what it is and whether or not the e-mails are fake? ken starr will take this on next. he will break it down.
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♪. elizabeth: okay. let's welcome back to the show former independent counsel ken starr. ken, it is always great to have your perspectives and insight. when you saw that more than 50 former intelligence officials, it is great to see you. 50 former intelligence officials, more than 50 who worked for more than four presidents including president trump, you saw they signed a letter, the hunter biden story, laptop email story looks like russian disinformation, but they can't say either way, they don't have evidence of that, they don't have h know if the emails are fake, is this throwing accelerant on the story? what was your reaction on the story? >> my reaction it was a political act. it was not really an act of professionalism objective. let's analyze the documents. now let's look at the vice president's calendar. ah, there is something here that just doesn't seem right and it looks like it is russian disinformation. so i think it was an act in the
political campaign and they should be ashamed and they should simply say, look, let's find out. let's track it down. there are ways of doing that. let's get the job done. elizabeth: you know glen greenwald at the intercept, has been saying that the cia, nsa, are manipulating the american people, putting anonymous information, anonymously sourced information into stories saying this is russian disinformation when providing no proof of that. dni ratcliff says no proof of that. the conclusion where the mind comes to rest. it is russian disinformation, let's not look into that. let's continue to not verify the story. is that looks what is going on? >> it appears to me. don't bother me with the fact information. i see inconvenient facts or may be facts.
the call should be let's investigate, let's find out, is it authentic or is it not? as it was just said if it is disinformation, there are people committing crimes. certainly civil actions are appropriate but from what little i've seen, and we have not seen all that much, there are a lot of i would call it indicia of reliability. i'm not saying jump to a conclusion but there are certain indicators this should be taken seriously. instead of being dismissed out of hand. so i strongly disagree with the idea, well, it is russian disinformation. let's bury our heads in the sand. elizabeth: yeah, because if you don't dig into it, if you don't -- you know, if it is russian disinformation that's a crime. that is election medaling. that should be pursued. if you leave it hanging out there as russian disinformation and you just let it go at that, then you can disis in the story as unverified, unproven and
undercut it. we have obama officials john brennan, james clapper, they helped push the russian does say story. isn't this sort of the same thing? >> it looks like it could be very close to that and instead of again shouting we don't want to look at this why don't we hear the shout, we're interested in the facts? we want the facts to come out and let's assess the facts. we don't have to jump to any conclusions. we don't have to make any accusations against anyone but let's in fact take a profession attitude as opposed to a political attitude. but we're in the election season. we need more professionalism and less politics. we're not getting it. there are truth seekers. let's step back and say there are people on the beat, there are cops on the beat, i don't know what the fbi is doing, i don't know what the other parts
of the intelligence community are doing but we do know in the fourth estate, in the media there are truth seekers. we need more of them. elizabeth: you know we, joe biden's tax returns, we're still digging into them to see if there is any evidence of this. we do see that story about you know, hunter biden getting a deal with a former executives at china, now-defunct chinese energy company where the emails indicated that 20% of that jointly-shared fund was going to be, 20% went for, punitively hunter biden and 10% for the big guy. we don't know if that is joe biden or not. we're digging into that. that is a may 2017 story. >> right. elizabeth: i would like you to listen to former deputy independent counsel sol wisenberg with us last night on this. listen to what he had to say about this. watch this. >> i don't think he is going to do that. i'm not sure he should. i'm not sure the fbi should be involved in this close to an
election in answering a specific question like that but you already had an answer from the director of national intelligence which is very significant development, that is kind of being quasi-censored by the mainstream press where he said there is no indication whatsoever this is russian disinformation. so i'm, i'm confused and i'm troubled by the outright censorship going on here. where was the skepticism when the steele dossier came out in 2017? and we heard about for years, about that when it was pretty obvious early on that it was ridiculous? elizabeth: ken, your thoughts on that? >> bingo. sol wisenberg just hit a proverbial home run. he is exactly right and everyone i think should listen carefully to what jon ratcliff, the dci is saying. let's take this seriously. let's find out. elizabeth: all right. ken starr, thank you so much for
joining us. come back soon. >> you bet. thank you, liz. elizabeth: next with us, you too. next coming up "the hill" media reporter joe concha. he is going to take on this big story, the intercept's again greenwald. glen greenwald said there is a mainstream media cone of silence around the hunter biden story or deny that the hunter laptop is false too. we'll show you the long history how the media reported on the biden's leveraging their greatest asset, joe biden's name. they leverage it from around the world from china, to ukraine, from romania to iraq to costa rica and more. the story next. >> first of all adam schiff is seriously the most pathological liar in all of american politics that i have seen in all of my time covering politics and journalism. he just fabricates accusations at the drop of a hat the way other people change underwear.
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♪. elizabeth: okay. let's welcome "the hill" media reporter back to the show. he is joe concha. joe, it is always great to have you on. joe, do you think there is a cone of silence in the media around the "new york post" story about hunter biden's laptop with the influence peddling emails? that is what glen greenwald at the intercept says. we're finding a long history of mead like abc, "the new york times," "washington post" reporting on the bidens cashing in on the family name? >> cone of silence. no, it is more like a pillow to the face, right? it is complete and total suppression, thou shall not even mention the story. if you share the story on social media, twitter and facebook made sure at least last week, that your account was locked out. ask kayleigh mcenany, the white house press secretary, ask the trump campaign. this is barely being covered there is no curiosity. number one adjective to describe journalists in the past, okay, answering some very simple questions. does the computer belong to
hunter biden? okay. are the emails authentic? because the biden campaign is not denying it. if they weren't authentic, they would say they're completely fabricated. that means joe biden lied he didn't talk to his son about any of his foreign dealings. those are three very basic journalism 101 questions being asked at this point. but instead we're seeing complete an total suppression of this. if joe biden is ever requested a question about it, sunday, he yells down the reporter and there is no condemnation from the media in terms of attacking the free press in terms of donald trump if he is unhappy with a question. not just even suppression at this point, elizabeth. "the boston globe" has a headline out today, enough about hunter biden. what about ivanka trump? that is okay, the trump kids. in this case with hunter biden there seems to be pretty substantial evidence. i know it hasn't been verified. but isn't that the verify the information?
i thought that is the job journalists are supposed to do, elizabeth. elizabeth: we've been looking into what the bidens have been doing. not just hunter biden getting a consulting fee from mbna in early 2000s, while joe biden was helping mbna with consumer bankruptcy provisions, new laws that would stop consumers from discharging debt t has to do, with you know as nbc reported, you know, that hunter biden getting involved with a real estate tycoon in romania over a corrupt land deal. construction deals in iraq. land development in costa rica. the bidens cashing in on the biden family name has been a story that has been out there. how does this compare to the criticism that well, the president's family has been doing the same thing? >> it is interesting, right? i'm old enough to remember the trump tower meeting that happened in 2015 that was reported a couple of years later. we were hear about indictments for donald trump, jr. and how that was the real smoking gun
when donald trump, jr. and jared kushner had met with a russian lawyer who wanted to talk about adoptions but apparently that was something that dominated the news cycle for weeks. suddenly journalists became very, there is this word, curious, everything that went on the meeting turned out to the be completely false as was the dossier as was mentioned on the show before. important sounding dossier, sound like from a bond film. without the dossier you don't have fisa warrants. the dossier doesn't even get into the public domain except the buzzfeed put whole thing out there without verifying as cnn that led to the special counsel investigation that ate up 2 1/2 years of this country's time led to a show about nothing, like "seinfeld." in terms of impeachment. wasting all the time, instead of solving all the problems this country has and there are many. at this point huntington will not defend himself. he is told not to say a word. joe biden is on a 96-hour debate
prep since sunday for a debate happening thursday night which you would think if you're in politics for 47 years you probably know your record by now where you stand on things but the vice president hiding as well. you can say it is for debate prep. sorry, it seems coincides with this story possibly getting bigger. look, glen greenwald, elizabeth is exactly right. let's be clear who glen greenwald is. the founder or cofounder of the intercept. he is not at cpac. he is quite to the left. not just a complaining conservative about a story being covered he knows good journalism when he sees it. he says adam schiff is the most path lock logical liar in this country, hate to bring this up with the latest news cycle, adam schiff just in first year alone of donald trump's presidency, listen to these numbers, 227 tv interviews, 111 on msnbc,7 on
cnn talking about russian collusion and proof he had. have yet to the proof be presented, have we, elizabeth? he gets airtime and -- elizabeth: i want to jump? >> that he is a pathological liar. elizabeth: let's listen to glen greenwald. you bring him up. he challenged journalists to say with a straight face, if you believe the emails of biden fabricated or otherwise fraudulently altered then say so. you know the bidens are staying silent about it. the fbi is staying aisle lept bit. watch glen greenwald with fox news's tucker carlson saying here are basic questions that should be asked about this watch this. >> what makes it so much worse the reason the bidens are not answering basic questions about this story, basic questions like, did hunter biden drop that laptop off at the repair shop? are the emails authentic? do you deny that they are? do you claim any are altered or any of them fabricated?
did you in fact meet with burisma executives? the reason they don't answer any questions because the media has signaled that they don't have to. that journalists will be attacked and vilified simply for asking. elizabeth: okay. your final word, joe? >> if the president brings this up on thursday, joe biden will point to the press, say this has been disproven this is just aer. >> campaign. owe will run into a brick wall. unfortunately unless there is a moderator to hold joe biden's feet to the fire when the president draws this out of him we'll be back. it is up to journalists to pursue the story. no one is up to the task, elizabeth. elizabeth: that is an important point about the moderator. joe, great to have you on, okay? >> pleasure is always on this side of the camera. elizabeth: sure. a special programing note we're having on with us tomorrow night, the intercept's cofounder
glen greenwald. he will be my special guest on "the evening edit." just ahead, kelly armstrong from house judiciary. we'll break down the extent of the bidens leveraging their most important asset, their last name. rudy giuliani says more documents will drop tomorrow on the biden family, what they were doing to cash in on the biden's name. that story next. president trump: joe biden is always, and always has been a corrupt politician. joe biden is a corrupt politician and you know what? you knew that and a lot of people knew it for a long time. but now you have the laptop. it's over. it's over.
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activities. what he knew about the interference. i find it fascinating that some of the moneys that appear to be flowing to the biden family broadly come from romania, from ukraine, and from china. the very three countries that joe biden was special envoy to. you know when you start to look at this, you know, the comparisons are very troubling. elizabeth: that was white house chief of staff mark meadows with us last night talking about the bidens cashing in on the family's most important asset, their last name. he is saying it ranges from china to ukraine, to russia, to romania. we're finding iraq to costa rica and more. this was all happening while joe biden was overseeing foreign policy as vice president. so this is about he is basically the biden family getting money from people paying for a connection to the biden position as vice president. let's welcome back to the show congressman kelly armstrong of
house judiciary. when you see all of this coming out now, this story keeps getting hotter. joe biden is off the campaign trail. there was a time when media like "the new york times," nbc, "washington post," "politico" reported on all of this. now there is silence about this. what is going on? >> there is a political story about global communications and james biden saying people all over the world were willing to cash in. this is why the computer and the emails between vice president biden and hunter biden are so important because one, he lied he said he didn't talk to anybody about his global dealings, and two, this has been going on for a long time and it is shocking to me that nobody is doing more to investigate it. elizabeth: okay. nbc reports in the final year of the obama administration, hunter biden goes to remain yaw. meets with a wealthy romanian real estate tycoon accused of orchestrating a corrupt land deal when vice president joe biden was pushing romania to crack down on corruption.
there is no evidence of any improper activities but there is not enough reporting on it or intelligence officials looking into it. "new york times," "politico," abc looking into it. when you brought up paradigm, that was joe biden's brother taking over an investment fund called paradigm. paradigm was starting to solicit, wait for it, money from unions, from labor unions and their pension funds. so he basically was quoted as saying, listen, we've got, also we have people, investors lined up around the world who want to invest in joe biden. we've got 747 planes lined up filled with cash. those, this is the type of stuff we're seeing when we dig into the story. are you seeing the same thing? >> absolutely. we know at the very least, that hunter biden was trying to profit off of this. so what his father knew is a very viable question and again just from what we already know we know that joe biden lied when he said he never talked to his kids about their financial dealings because we know, i
mean, veracity of the information on the laptop is still i guess somewhat of a question but the more and more we know from it we know the more it is being confirmed and nobody is talking about this and this is really, really important stuff. imagine if it was, imagine if you flipped the coin across, i think i told you this before, liz, imagine if the names were donald trump, jr. and mike pompeo's son? the media would go absolutely ballistic from one end of the country to the other. instead they're just avoiding the question. elizabeth: isn't it serious enough that you need to get to the bottom of the veracity of the laptop? because if emails are true, indications that it is true, then this is basically the vice presidential office being used and abused by foreign access, pay-to-play. >> absolutely. elizabeth: get to the bottom of it, right? >> the vice president's family
was definitely trying to sell access to the vice president which is where you start first. i want to do something my friends on the other side of aisle didn't do under the mueller investigation, under the impeachment hoax, i want to give people benefit of the doubt, in order to get people benefit of the doubt we should investigate this. it is fascinating that the code of silence that exists across the spectrum regarding this issue because it is very, very serious. elizabeth: it is not just as vice president. is also when he was a senator and sat on senate foreign relations. we have hunter biden family, excuse me, joe biden family members with construction deals in iraq. land development deals in costa rica. we've got them reaching out to union pension funds to get their money into an investment fund that joe biden's brother ran. we have hunter biden doing business deals around the world, basically piggybacking on to air force two. also getting secret service protection for hundreds of trips
around the world. former acting dni ric grenell told us that he, is hearing from the intelligence community, from state department officials they were very upset what hunter biden was doing, using u.s. embassies around the world to conduct business. shouldn't we look into the calendars and see what is going on? shouldn't the fbi and intelligence community be pointing on that? and how was foreign policy bent or shaped in any way by all of this going on? >> i agree and you don't even have to take it from my side of the aisle. mr. hines, john kerry's stepson warned him about it. the obama administration was worried about it. we heard from witnesses on the impeachment hearing they were concerned about his involvement. not just republicans, democrats raised a concern. two weeks before the most consequential election in my lifetime we're not going to talk about it? that is fascinatingly, it is journalistic malpractice and it
just really smells. elizabeth: all right. congressman kelly armstrong, thanks for joining us. come back soon? >> thank you. elizabeth: sure, coming up acting customs and border protection commissioner mark morgan on growing criticism of democrats ignoring migrants lives, when the lives are put in danger, when they do illegal border crossings, put in danger by human drug traffickers and more. before we go to the break, you know, we're going to talk about that after the break, but before we go to the break, answer this question, can you guess which politician said, quote, we simply cannot let people pour into the u.s. undetected, undocumented, unchecked? was it donald trump who said that, senator mitch mcconnell? can you guess who said it? the answer is next. >> there are lives lost as a result of people that migrating coming in and lives lost as a result of illegal immigrants.
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♪. >> elizabeth, we actually traveled the world, showcasing stories of migrants to america, coming illegally as well as the impact of illegal immigration on americans and one of the things that is so disturbing is there are lives lost on both sides of it. i think if we're going to be humanitarian as a democratic party, we call ourselves the party of, you know, humane behavior, then what we need to do is truly understand the issue and understand that the messaging we're putting out is actually killing people. it is not helping people. i got to tell you, that if you're a moderate democrat out there who is on the fence, please either watch this movie or go do your due diligence before you vote because where the democratic party is on illegal immigration is not a
good idea. elizabeth: that was filmmaker namarata gujral. she is a registered democrat. she talked to us last night how she thought she would make a documentary sympathetic to illegal immigration. but after a year investigating it, she came to very different conclusion. she changed her mind. it is unsafe, it is dangerous and wrong for people to try to illegally cross the border. it can cost them their lives. she is saying that the humanitarian way is do it legally. go to the ports of entry, you will be suck jibbing to human traffickers, drug traffickers and more. we have acting border customs commissioner, mark morgan. always great to have you on. it is always interesting to hear people do 180 on their thinking when they find out really what is going on at the border. she thought the border patrol was bad.
there are bad people. they are being awful to illegal immigrants. she said democrats are wrong. were you surprised hearing that? >> no i was not, liz. we've been saying that a long time. when xi says people are dying on both sides it is absolutely right. the smugglers are treating them nothing but a commodity. you have illegal immigrants dying on a regular basis. 5000 rescues last year by border patrol. elizabeth: you know, we just came up against a hard break. i feel so terrible. mark, can you stay there. we'll come back to after the break. i have to make a little money. we'll answer the question which politician said we can't let people pour into the u.s. undetected, undocumented, unchecked. that is after the break. we'll tell you, don't cheat that's why we're a fiduciary, obligated to put clients first. so, what do you provide? cookie cutter portfolios? nope. we tailor portfolios to our client's needs. but you do sell investments that earn you high commissions,
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>> i can. she is absolutely right. we zoo this again and again. when you go to the border, see what is going on this, is the conclusion every reasonable, rational person comes to. it is inhumane to encourage illegal immigration. i've been through the entire southwest border, liz. again, again, i'm there where agents and officers talk about rescues they made, saved people. countless lives saved. countless rescues every single day what is happening. just the other day, border patrol encountered, two four-year-olds, two four-year-olds, abandoned by the parents, given to smugglers, put them on a river to fend for themselves this is not a humane policy. this administration understands that? is what we do to tackle this crisis. elizabeth: media critics there is not confidence in people
covering the story, "the washington post" citing the president's executive actions, calling it antiimmigrant. the president trump is not saying he is antiimmigrant. many people in the country are pro-immigrant. the country grew with immigrants. the point when you do it illegally you subject yourself to criminals, criminals are predators who prey upon the people trying to come here. one in three woman reportedly subject to sexual assaults and rape trying to come here illegally. we've got you know, so many more crimes that go unreported with illegal border crossings. is that true? >> it is absolutely true, liz. look, that is another thing. i know this president. he is, he is far from what they are saying anti-immigrant. that is a false narrative that a lot of people are trying to portray. you're absolutely right how you characterize this.
exploitation begins once they get into the united states. a lot of them become victims of trafficking. they don't even realize they were going to be a victim of trafficking until they're in the middle of it until it is too late. this happens on a regular basis across the southwest border. elizabeth: yeah. in other words, you come here illegally. you could be basically pulled into the human and sex trafficking rings. that is what is going on at the border. it was hillary clinton who said a decade or so ago, we got to control our border. chuck schumer said illegal immigration is wrong, plain and simple. nancy pelosi said, a decade or so ago we certainly do not want anymore illegal immigrants coming in. we're talked about human trafficking and sex trafficking. we got to talk about the drug trafficking because massive meth busts, second biggest in dea history. enough doses for every man, woman and child and mexico in the u.s. it is also the drug cartels are involved in illegal
border crossings as well, right? >> that is absolutely right. that is another false statement out there a lot. all the drugs are coming through ports of entry. that is false. we catch a lot of drugs from interior ports of entry. fentanyl seizures went up 71%. meth up 25%. that is another real issue. killed 71,000 people in this country in a single year. that's a crisis. liz, if i could say one more important thing really quick pause you mentioned it, we get chastised on this all the time as antiimmigrant which is false, we say not everybody coming across illegally are good people. that is the truth. every single day we're arresting gang members, pedophiles, rapists, murderers, that is the truth. they're endangering this country. elizabeth: mark morgan. come back soon. thank you so much for your
insights and your service to our country. i'm elizabeth macdonald. thanks for watching us. we hope you watch us again tomorrow night. we hope you have a good evening. ♪ dobbs" starts right now. ♪ lou: good evening, everybody. president trump is demanding further investigation into the corruption of joe and hunter biden. he said his attorney general, william barr, needs to act fast and appoint a special counsel to investigate foreign payments made to the biden family while joe biden was in office. >> we've got to get the attorney general to act. he's got act, and he's got to act fast. this is major corruption, and this has to be known about before the election. this has to be done early. so the attorney general with has to