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[cheers and applause] speaking in west virginia, president trump having return of mining jobs telling the crowd that coal experts are up and a big announcement he had promised, west virginia governor announcing plans to switch parties to become a republican. the president also brushing off the russia probe telling the crowd is much ado about nothing. >> the russia story is a total fabrication. it's just an excuse for the greatest loss in the history of american politics, that's all it is. >> molly: so much ground to cover, chief white house correspondent john roberts' life from the white house. >> good morning to you, the president's legal team is playing down this news that robert mueller, the special counsel is now working with a grand jury and has issued at least some subpoenas under the authority of the grand jury to seek information and testimony.
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the president's legal team suggesting its routine, as part of the investigation. i've spoken with every member of the president's outside legal team and some from inside, and none has been able to independently confirm the fact that robert mueller is now working with a grand jury, but ty cobbs who is the newly appointed white house council member, who is looking into the russia investigation exclusively saying "grand jury matters are typically secret. the white house favors anyone that accelerates the conclusion. the white house is fully committed to working with mr. miller." the president did not mention the grand jury development and huntington, west virginia, attended by thousands. i do mean thousands of people, but he did take a shot at the overall russia investigation, listen here. speak out there trying to cheat you out of the leadership you want with a fake story that is demeaning to all of us, and most
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importantly, demeaning to our country and demeaning to our constitution. i just hope the final determination is a truly honest one, which is what the millions of people who gave us our big win in november deserve. >> and the last hour, we spoke with lindsey graham, the senator from south carolina to visit at the same time there trying to protect robert mueller by giving him a buffer between the president in terms of legislation. they're also saying he has to run a tight ship and make sure there are no leaks like the one revealed. it will be interesting to watch this press conference coming up in just a moment. >> molly: we are watching and waiting for that as we speak. thank you from the white house, we appreciate it. >> rick: we've not been given the two-minute warning for the news conference with attorney general jeff sessions on the justice department crackdown on white house leaks.
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washington is buzzing over reports that special counsel robert mueller who is heading up the russia probe has impaneled a grand jury. this would obviously signal that the investigation has reached a whole new and much more serious level. here we see the attorney general jeff sessions approaching the microphone, so let's listen in. >> attorney general sessions: good morning. i want to thank director coats for being here. dan coats is one of the finest people i've ever known in public service and i have a tremendous respect for his integrity and professionalism. together, we lead the national insider threat task force that was established in 2011. this task force has an important role to play and one we are taking seriously. progress has been made and we intend to reach new levels of effectiveness. first, let me say that i strongly agree with the
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president and condemn in the strongest terms the staggering numbers of leaks undermining the ability of our government to protect this country. just yesterday, we saw reports in the media about conversations the president had with foreign leaders. no one is entitled to surreptitiously fight to advance battles in the media by revealing sensitive government information. no government can be effective when its leaders discuss sensitive matters and confidence or talk freely and confidence with foreign leaders. we are here today to talk about the dramatic growth and the number of unauthorized disclosures of classified national security information in the past several months. this includes leaks to both the media and in some cases, even unauthorized disclosures to our
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foreign adversaries. referrals for investigations of classified leaks to the department of justice from our intelligence agencies have exploded. within the first six montevista administration, the department of justice has already received nearly as many criminal referrals involving unauthorized disclosures as we received in the previous three years combined. classified information by definition is information that if disclosed, would do harm to national security. as director coats will discuss, leaks are incredibly damaging to our intelligence mission and capabilities. simply put, thieves leaks hurt our country. all of us in government can do better. the first requirement is where discipline within all our agencies of the government. to prevent these leaks, every agency and congress has to do
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better. we are taking a stand against this culture of leaking which must stop. furthering this gold today, we are here to announce some steps being taken and underway by the task force to ensure the government's first priority, to protect this country and her citizens, is not undermined by the very people who have been entrusted to protect it. while the department of justice does not discuss ongoing investigations or confirm specific matters, it is important for the american people, and those who might be thinking about leaking classified or sensitive information, to know that criminals who have illegally used their access through our most sensitive information, to endanger our national security art, in fact, being investigated, and will be prosecuted. since january, the department has more than tripled the number
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of active leak investigations compared to the number at the end of the last administration. we've already charged for people with unlawful disclosing classified material or with concealing contacts with federal officers. soon after i arrived here in february, and initiated a review of our leak investigations and prosecutions. i reviewed how these cases were being referred and handled and was concerned with what i found. too few referrals, too few investigations with us insufficient resources dedicated to them. the rise in leaks required an increase of additional support for a more investigation and the speeding up of investigations. the system relies on the intelligence community, making a determination of whether classified materials have been improperly handled or released
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and then sending referrals to us at the department of justice. this means it's vital for the intelligence community to know that the department of justice is committed to investigating and prosecuting these referrals. when few investigations take place, criminal leaks may occur more often in a culture of leaking can take hold. today, i have this message for our friends and intelligence community. the department of justice is open for business and i have this morning for it would be leakers, don't do it. for the past several months, we've already made changes and are seriously ramping up our efforts. first, i directed my fine deputy, attorney general rod rosenstein, who encompasses nsa headquarters and who has personally led investigations of this kind and the investigative
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fbi director christopher wray to actively monitor the progress of each leak. secondly i've appointed our u.s. attorneys to prioritize cases involving unauthorized disclosures. the department will not hesitate to bring lawful and appropriate criminal charges against those who have abused the public's trust. third, as i've said, we've tripled the number of active leak investigations. in response, the fbi has increased sources to leak cases and has created a new counterintelligence unit to manage these cases appeared simultaneously, this department is reviewing policies that impact leak investigations. and i've listened to our career investigators, fbi agents and others, and of prosecutors about how to most successfully
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investigate and prosecute these matters. at their suggestion, one of the things we are doing is reviewing policies for affecting media subpoenas. we respect the important role of the press plays, and will give them respect. they cannot place lives at risk. we must balance the presses role with protecting our national security with the lives of those who serve in the intelligence community, the armed forces, and all law-abiding americans. finally, here is what i want to tell all americans today. this nation must end this culture of leaks. we will investigate and seek to bring criminals to justice. we will not allow anonymous sources with security clearances to sell out our country. these cases to investigate and prosecute are never easy, but cases will be made and leakers will be held accountable.
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all of us and government must do better. their first requirement is personal discipline, education, and repetition within our departments and agencies will make a difference. prevention is what is required, investigation of a leak is too late, really. the damage is done. thank you all and i will now recognize director of national intelligence dan coats. >> good morning, mr. attorney general, thank you very much for your leadership and inviting me to join you here today and work with you on this task force. you and i have served together in the united states senate, we served together now and the trump administration. today, we stand together to address an issue which both of us strongly believe needs to be addressed using the authorities of our respective agencies. for the past few months, i've had the privilege of working
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with the dedicated men and women of the intelligence community. i've seen firsthand the work that they do tirelessly and without fanfare to protect our country. i stand here today as their leader to express our grave concern that unauthorized disclosures of classified material and damaging our mission and jeopardizing the safety and security of the american public. in the last several years, the u.s. intelligence community has experienced some of the worst compromises of classified information and our nation's history. those disclosures have been disseminated to both the media and to our foreign adversaries. let me be absolutely clear this morning. these disclosures have resulted in a major threat to our national security. they endangered the men and women of the intelligence community, the armed services, and those who serve overseas. they give our adversaries
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knowledge of our activities. they impede our ability to share information with our allies. there is also a real cost in dollars to compensate for blown programs and most importantly, as i've previously noted, these unauthorized disclosures endanger the safety and security of americans across the country. i'd like to point out, however, that these national security breaches do not just originate in the intelligence community. they come from a wide range of sources within the government, including the executive branch and including the congress. now if someone who has access to classified material has a legitimate concerns, there are multiple ways for them to put forward a complaint. the ic offers avenues for whistleblowers and protections for those individuals to report concerns without fear of reprisal. there are all other legal optis
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such as notifying the congressional intelligence communities or even their congressional representative for a senator in congress. having said this, it is important to stress that any disclosure of unauthorized channels, authorize, excuse me, any disclosure outside of authorized channels is a criminal offense and we will simply not tolerated. the illegal release of classified information. the national and counterintelligence and community center which is part of my office is currently carrying out a review of the policies that are in place. guiding ic agencies, processes for investigating and reporting cases of nonauthorized disclosures. in addition, we are studying security procedures to look for any inconsistencies in the
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process of issuing security clearance to all government employees. if inconsistencies are found, ncsc will make recommendations to strengthen security clearance process. this can be discussed and will be discussed after we finish our remarks. we will also continue to ensure the federal workforce is clear of the importance of respecting classifications and is fully aware of whistleblower options. we will work with our counterparts in the executive branch and the congress to address this issue. let me conclude by saying that we are prepared to take all necessary steps to identify individuals who illegally expose and disclose classified information. secondly, forward information about their deeds to the fbi for
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a full investigation. we will work closely with the department of justice to support prosecution of any person who makes an unauthorized disclosure testified to him the material. fourth and finally, as a director of national intelligence, i am also empowered to take administrative action within the ic to deal with individuals who break the law, and let me be clear, i will not hesitate to exercise those authorities. anyone who engages in these criminal acts is betraying the intelligence community and the american people. we feel the pain of those betrayals intensely and i can ensure you that i will do everything in my power, as the director of national intelligence, to hold these individuals accountable. for those out there who may be listening or watching, or who will later learn what has been
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said here this morning, understand this. if you improperly disclose classified information, we will find you, we will investigate you, we will prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law, and you will not be happy with the result. [reporters talking over each other] >> rick: the attorney general and the director of national intelligence with the some stern warnings warning anyone who leaks anything. let's go to glenn hall, the irony doesn't escape us that you are a newspaper broke the story of robert mueller's grand jury being impaneled to investigate any possible collusion between the trump administration and moscow during the election of 2016. you broke that story.
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the grand jury was supposed to be secret. >> yes they are, but it's the normal part of the journalistic process for the entire history of journalism and america that we are trying to find out information and share it with the public so they can be informed and involved in the decisions the government is making. >> rick: he's calling anyone who reveals classified information basically a traitor, as a betrayal. speak out and they used the word criminal many, many times. you are a criminal, we will bring criminal charges. they're talking about the people who would reveal that information, they're not talking -- there was no discussion about what the role of journalism might be in those prosecutions. that was a signal to all the members of government from congress to the white house to the intelligence communities, we are watching. >> rick: the attorney general said don't do it. does anyone listen? >> i think saying they're going to ramp up the number of people doing investigations, they're going to actively pursue prosecution, and cancer and as a
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determinant this is a new framework of what the department of justice is doing. until now, the only investigation people were talking about was the investigation into possible collusion between the trump campaign and the russians. now they're going to be talking about the doj investigation of leakers. >> rick: we saw yesterday, transcripts of two phone calls the president made with foreign leaders and people are calling that unprecedented, that they can't believe that sort of thing happened and beyond that, what other foreign leader will be able to trust that his conversations with the president will remain confidential? >> that was pretty damaging, those transcripts and absolutely a reason for concern if you are in the white house. i would also point out, the pointed attorney general sessions made was there been more leaks in the first six most of us a administration then all three prioress combined. that's pretty amazing of those hold out. >> rick: as a u.s. news editor for "the wall street journal," are you seeing firsthand the availability of information that
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you haven't seen before a question mark >> i'm seeing an between journalists across many different media to get information and a lot of information is being disseminated, it's absolutely true. >> rick: we going to ask you to stay right there. we're going to talk about new development of the probe and also a strong jobs number out today. the stock market hits 22,000, so stay with us. causing a lack of sharpness, or even trouble with recall. thankfully, the breakthrough in prevagen helps your brain and actually improves memory. the secret is an ingredient originally discovered... in jellyfish. in clinical trials, prevagen has been shown to improve short-term memory. prevagen. the name to remember.
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dismissing the entire thing is a waste of time, suggesting the investigation is moving in the wrong direction. >> the russia story is a total fabrication. it's just an excuse for the greatest loss in the history of american politics, that's all it is. it just makes them feel better when they have nothing else to talk about. what the prosecutors should be looking at our hillary clinton's 33,000 deleted emails. [cheers and applause] >> rick: let's bring back glenn hall, u.s. news editor for "the wall street journal" ." grand jury proceedings are supposed to be secret.
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i'm not telling you to tell us who resources are, how did this story break? >> all of us in the media are trying to figure out what's happening next in these investigations and where they're going to lead? everyone is working those sources. grand jury's are usually a request from the prosecutor to a judge who approves the impaling of the jury. in this case, what you have is the indication that robert mueller is ready to start subpoena ng documents and possibly, not probably seeking indictments. >> rick: we just heard the attorney general basically say that anyone who releases classified material as a traitor. it's a betrayal. and a danger to national security, do you have any concerns about your reporting? >> we hold ourselves to the highest standards and we consider our role to serve the american people and to make sure they are informed about what the government is doing. how government controls its
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messaging, we leave that to the them. >> rick: the inquiry, according to the reporting of "the wall street journal" ," the grand jury has been impaneled in d.c., it may last for months. they can subpoena records, call witnesses to testify. could this last until 2018? >> it very well could. we don't know if there any particular targets in this investigation. the grand jury is an investigative tool, so those records that they subpoena, the interviews, that's the beginning of the process. >> rick: the president has suggested that he is not a target, but we can't really know that, can we? >> we can't know because they're still investigating. in many cases, and has been said that he is not the target before. >> rick: there's another grand jury and virginia looking at michael flynn, so is it possible this grand jury may not consider him or is he one of many that are being looked at now? >> when he first came into this
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role a special prosecutor, that investigation and that grand jury were already looking at michael flynn. he's taken over all of that and he's working with a new grand jury. i don't think you can rule out that michael flynn is not part of this inquiry. >> rick: 16 attorneys have not been put on this molar case -- mueller case. what does that tell you about this? >> it tells you this is a very serious investigation and as you pointed out before, it's going to be going on for quite possibly a long time as they dig deeper. it's a sign that they are really working hard to get to the bottom of all this. >> rick: we've got july's job numbers and they've been pretty good. 209,000 jobs last month, that's enough to bring the unemployment rate down to 4.3%. what do you say about that? >> it beat expectations, a really solid performance, we are staying above at 200,000 level and we've seen we just start to come up this month, so all in
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all, we are seeing the signals of this economy is doing very well and continues to go on the right direction. >> rick: and the stock market hitting another all-time high potentially today. >> all the signals in the economy are solid. the fundamentals at the economy, that's a great market. >> rick: are you surprised at the whole russia investigation and news of the mueller probe has not affected the stock market? >> i feel like the whole market is a much more fundamentally based trade. whether the president takes credit, which he is and gets credit which some give him, that is a part of it, but it is backed up by fundamentals. >> rick: glenn hall from "the wall street journal," you're on notice. no leaks. speak out we are not the ones leaking, we're the ones reporting. >> rick: thank you for doing the job you're doing.
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>> molly: president trump pointing the finger at democrats and the media as new reports of service about the expansion of the russia investigation. the media panel we have coming up joins us to discuss the latest developments next. try biotène®, the #1 dentist recommended dry mouth brand. it's the only leading brand clinically proven to soothe, moisturize, and freshen breath. try biotène®. super-cool notebooks. done. that's mom taking care of business. but who takes care of mom? office depot/office max. this week, filler paper just one cent with five dollar minimum purchase. ♪taking care of business.
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>> rick: as we've been reporting, the ongoing russia investigation is taking a dramatic turn last night. >> molly: this as we learned the fbi special counsel robert mueller's report of the extending the of this probe which includes a paneling of a grand jury
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mr. trump lasting democrats and blaming them for the russia controversy in front of a crowd of his supporters. >> we won because many of patriotic americans voted to take back their country. have you seen any russians in west virginia or ohio or pennsylvania? are there any russians here tonight, any russians? they're trying to cheat you out of the leadership you want with a fake story that is demeaning to all of us and most importantly, demeaning to our country and demeaning to our constitution. >> molly: let's bring in our media panel. the debbie online editor thank you both for being here. to kick things off, we know the
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mueller investigation has stepped up a notch. people looking at this from the establishing of the grand jury and the president is really talking to his supporters, saying we are on the same team, going up to the media the press, the leakers. what's his strategy there in the long term? >> he's ready for a fight. he is not backing down, it's interesting that throughout all this russian news, he has not backed off. he hasn't been shied away from the issue and frankly, what better place, what better ring to fight that in front of a hometown type crowd? he's bringing two of his greatest supporters, a community where he won very handedly and he's going to get a lot of support. it's an effective strategy. >> molly: rest, he said we didn't win because of russia, we won because of you. >> that's a great message to deliver in a state where he won by 42 points in his approval rating is it still is high, if
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not higher than any other state in the country right now i'm so that's a very appealing message to his core base, which we've seen and a lot of pulling recently. this is the type of thing that marks his campaign, there is a vicious cycle of this fight between the president and the press that we have to keep in mind when it comes to this russia stuff. it's part of what gives it such a political flavor that will make the president more inclined to go after the press. the more he antagonizes them, it's a sellable message for him. it keeps attention of the more negative things and keep them on offense. >> molly: he your strong politics, but what about down the road as far as legality is concerned? >> i'm not sure if legality and that sense, but certainly in regards to building the support of a base is the key here, it's
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making sure that his supporters know that he is willing to fight this and he's continuing the same thing of attacking the media. what's also interesting is that he's also attacking republicans as well. he was calling this whole thing a farce, a fake, and he's going strong on the offensive. also it's interesting as he didn't take any personal attacks on mueller in this speech, which he seems to have in the past. he seems to be careful. >> molly: let's switch gears a little bit. attorney general jeff sessions stepping out for a press conference along with dan coats talking about how they're going to be cracking down on these leaks. really running the gamut. what do you think this crackdown signifies? >> certainly number one, there is an element of deterrence to this, when the transcripts of the president's calls with the mexican and australian leaders of that opened up a new front of this because they have where they're classified that was
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attached to a lot of this stuff. we can go as recently back as anthony scaramucci's call with the reporter, a lot of that call was precipitated because of a dinner guest lists. and contact without any other information, it's certainly something when you attach the word classified or top-secret information to some of the stuff that the administration is going to be worried about with respect to leaks, so there's definitely going to be some sort of deterrence aspect to this and with respect to actual people who are under investigation and particular cases, we learn more about that as time goes on. >> molly: the thing with the transcripts was interesting, but is it not a concern for the president if he can't have private conversations and they could be released? >> absolutely. i think there is definitely that concern. the people who are on the line, the foreign leaders on the line, in this case, i think the
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mexican president actually came across looking pretty good and many leaders and diplomats that i've spoken to have found this to be pretty concerning and revealing in a way of how trump is behaving with other world leaders, and provides a little bit new insight into the body language with angela merkel, that extremely long handshake with emmanuel mccrone just to point out about the national security issues, it's interesting that these leaks were not a national security issue. these were embarrassing conversations, so it'll be fascinating to see, are these the ones that they go over? yes, it has the word classified on it, but it wasn't national security, it was in a ran or the middle east. it was an embarrassing conversation about a wall. >> molly: before we get to that, i want your comments on another conspiracy in washington. is it possible that washington wanted the transcripts to be released, this idea floating but
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also because "the washington post" said they were not asked by the white house to withhold them. >> when it comes to these types of claims, their unfalsifiable to a large defense, meaning the white house is not going to say, we totally did that if they did, so at that point, you have to produce some sort of paper trail or some piece of evidence that would be able to prove the claim that we didn't do that wrong. i don't know how you get there. it's certainly possible. part of the game we get caught up in when it comes to communication strategy stuff, it's not always the administration, whether it's this white house, where there is a member of congress, whether it's anybody who's in the spotlight trying to see checkmate 12 move down the road. sometimes a blunder is just a blunder. sometimes a leak is just a leak and this may be one of those cases here. you can't prove the claim that it was some sort of lever
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employed by the administration to create some new front where they go on offense. you just don't necessarily know, it's possible. >> molly: thank you so much for both being here today. we will see if the leaks can be reined and now, thank you. >> rick: this just in, disturbing new information on an alleged plot to take down a passenger plane in australia. officials arresting two men on terrorism charges. they say one suspect planted an explosive device and then ask his inspecting brother to take the bag with him when he boarded the flight. greg palkot is live in london with details on this. >> a failed terror plot with some disturbing elements, including that lack of brotherly love. this, according to officials and australia today. first, according to officials, this plot was possibly orchestrated by a high-level commander in syria. a lot of times, and australia,
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we see terror plots that are blown both efforts. next, the explosives in that bomb were of a military grade and they were transported on a cargo plane from turkey word on the border of syria to australia undetected. the bomb was in a suitcase which was supposed to be checked in on this flight going from sydney, australia, to abu dhabi, but in fact, it never got on that plane, that unsuspecting brother did, however. the ball never went off. the two main suspects got together and tried to come up with another terror device. that didn't get too far along one police over this past weekend staged their raid and made their arrest. one last point to be made on this is that the u.k. and the u.s. intelligence were the ones
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to tip off australia, they had interrupted communication between australia and the isis hub in syria, strong allies against terror, back to you. >> rick: good for security catching that actual bomb before they got on the plane. another deadly suicide attack in afghanistan to report, targeting a nato convoy, is the second time in two days and we are learning new details about the attack used in that ambush. plus a massive fire to report torching one of the biggest skyscrapers in the world and it's not the first time that this building has gone up in flames.
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>> molly: a fox news alert, at least three people are dead after a tele- band suicide bomber attacked a nato patrol in afghanistan, the second such attack in as many days. and happened not far from an air base.
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a nato soldier was killed and two civilians. this is the second attack targeting a nato convoy. on wednesday, two u.s. soldiers were killed and a suicide car bomb attack on the outskirts of canada bar for u.s. troops were also injured. >> rick: breaking now, a massive fire involving one of the tallest buildings in the world, fittingly called torch tower and dubai. the skyscraper leading up in flames for the second time in two years. residents forced to leave their apartments in the middle of the night with fiery debris raining down from above. we are told police are now reopening the streets surrounding that skyscraper. john huddy is live in jerusalem with more. >> it's pretty amazing to think about it when you see that video of all the debris raining down, basically the entire side of the building engulfed in flames. the fact that no one was injured, and everyone out of the building safely this happened in
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the dubai area, i've been there several times and thursday night 1:00 in the morning which is when this fire broke out, that's a busy area. a lot of people are out enjoying the warm weather. again, no one injured, but pretty dramatic footage nonetheless. dubai fire officials say the torch tower caught fire around 1:00 this morning. i took about two hours to get it under control. they say that more than 40 floors were engulfed in flames, but everyone inside was able to escape safely within minutes saying -- this is the second time in two years at the torch tower house caught fire, another one back in february 2015 caused extensive damage. parts of the building this latest one broke out. clearly, there are questions as
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to why the building catch fire again, but wyatt spread so quickly this time as well back in 2015? fire officials blame the flammable siding on the buildin building. in this case, this morning's fire, the cause remains under investigation, but again, the good news is no one was injured and now the streets around that area are now being reopened. >> rick: torch tower, is that the actual name of the building? >> yeah, it goes by torch tower marina, aptly named, we can laugh about that, but obviously vicars have been a disaster situation, a lot of questions about why this happened. >> rick: don, thanks. >> molly: the first meeting of a controversial assembly excited to convene today and venezuela.
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nicholas madero bounding to install that powerful assembly and crackdown on opposition lawmakers by removing their parliamentary immunity. this all follows the country is highly contentious election on sunday, which is now under scrutiny amid accusations of tampering. the u.s. slapping new sanctions on venezuela because of that boat. opposition leaders have called for a march to the center. >> rick: a weather emergency out west, extreme heat and several cities as temperatures could soar. a sudden downpour in california leaves a train and its passengers stranded in raging floodwaters, that's next. >> we felt a little bit of water, then we noticed the road flooded. >> it was scary. it was scary.
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>> harris: it's about to be 12:00 eastern. attorney general jeff sessions is not playing around. the ag today announcing a task force to find out who is criminally leaking information out of the white house and punish them. will he be successful? >> sandra: as lawmakers -- the president calls were both parties to fix our health care system. what happens when lawmakers make the return? will the president hold their feet to the repeal in a place fire? >> harris: it "outnumbered" a friday ! >> molly: a fox extreme weather alert. >> rick: in southern california, powerful thunderstorms and swab areas
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north of l.a. the heavy showers didn't last long, but they packed a punch. jonathan hunt is live in los angeles with this story. >> or frightening moments for about 200 passengers aboard a metrolink train just outside of an area northeast of los angele los angeles. the train was brought to a shuddering halt with fears that that track could give way, not a lot of fun for those on board. >> it was scaring me, it was very scary. speak out my legs are shaking now. we can't go nowhere, so i'm like, what is there to do? i started to ask people who was outside, what's going on? >> then there was this genius stuck on the roof was pickup truck truck and a helicopter rescue or risk his life to save a driver.
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he asked whether he could take his skateboard with him. the rescuer showed him what he thought of that idea hurling the skateboard into the back of the pickup carrying the lucky guy to safety. their warmer weather is also hitting the pacific northwest with temperatures in oregon and washington hitting triple digits in areas where a lot of people don't have air conditioning because they don't usually need it. >> stand of the sun, stay hydrated, try to be somewhere with some ac or some kind of cooling mechanism. >> and it's not just humans needing help. and oakland, california, firefighters took time out of their day to douse some elephants with water. the elephants and the rest of us should get some relief this weekend as temperatures dip back down into a much more seen in a bowl low 80s >> rick: i knew some thing
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like that was coming. for the record, i'm working this weekend. thanks. >> i'm glad to hear it, about time. >> molly: we are watching something now, firefighters in kansas city, missouri, at responding to a hazmat situation at an rest building. details coming out and there are people in the mailroom who received a package, an eight by 12-inch envelope and following that, ten people work in planning of chest pains, vomiting, sweating. they brought in those first responders to take care of those folks. please trying to figure out the best way to take a closer look at this package. to see what's inside and to further evaluate that situation. new the next hour of "happening now" ," no reaction o attorney general jeff sessions. new crackdown on the leaks of investigations and consequence is for those who might be caught in the act. congress leaves town with a big to-do list with just a four legislative days when they come
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>> rick: we hope to see you back here and one hour. >> molly: absolutely, "outnumbered" starts right now. >> sandra: happy friday everyone, this is a fox news alert, attorney general jeff sessions announcing a major crackdown on classified leaks in the past hour, just one day of your transcript of president trump's calls with two foreign leaders. america's top foreign officials saying those types of leaks threaten our national security. this is "outnumbered," i'm sure it is meant. here today, harris faulkner, host of kennedy on fox business, kennedy, also from fbn, cohost of after the bell, melissa francis is here and today's #oneluckyguy, host of the david webb show on the sirius xm patriot channel, david webb and we are lucky to have them, you are outnumbered. >> david: i'm


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