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of "hannity" or "the five." you can follow me on twitter. the laura ingraham is live now from washington, d.c. laura? always. >> kimberly: all right. god bless, thank you so much. >> laura: you take care. welcome to the ingraham angle from washington. the president is poised to sign his historic tax cuts into law tomorrow. we'll tell you how he has reshaped the g.o.p. straight ahead in the angle. plus, we will expose the strategy behind those frenzied democratic warnings that the president shouldn't fire special prosecutor mueller. and the justice department is asking the fbi some very tough questions about their investigation of that shady uranium one deal involving the clintons. and at the u.n. the world condemning the united states for moving its own israeli embassy to jerusalem. but the president is taking names. a lot of people on that naughty list. so what's his next move? and did hollywood really
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just make a major film about the ultimate kennedy scandal? we'll tell you which one. but, first, trump, the great g.o.p. unio unifire that's the focus of tonight's angle. do you remember those headlines about how trump was going to irreversibly divide and destroy the g.o.p.? oh, there they are. well, it turns out that the president may well be on his way to healing those divisions. well, sure, there are still some policy disagreements, on the big issues, the unity of spirit and purpose is kind of remarkable. and it needs to be acknowledged. you think about where the g.o.p. was in let's say 2008 or 2012, early 2016. and now think about where it is today. once upon a time the republican leadership had little regard and minimal respect for the rae mogul who crashed their party. just remember the kinds of
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things the g.o.p. leadership had said about trump. >> our new president of course had not been in this line of work before. and i think had expectations about how quickly things happen in the democratic process. >> claiming a person can't do their job because of their race is sort of like the textbook definition of a racist comment. i think that should be absolutely disavowed. it's absolutely unacceptable. >> you would think he would aspire to be the president of the united states and act like a president of the united states. but, you know, that's just not going to be the case apparently. >> so the narrative from the g.o.p. establishment was that donald trump was a divisive figure who wasn't engaged in policy. he didn't understand the ways of washington. oh, really? i was told by multiple congressional sources that the president worked the phones tirelessly to get
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this tax bill done for the american people. he has been intimately involved in remaking trade policy to benefit the american worker as well. and, of course, his efforts to revive the economy seem to be paying off. home sales hit their highest level in 10 years. stock market breaking all kind of records. and, of course, he delivered that tax break. everybody loves a winner. and nau the president has turned some of his fiercest critics into allies. listen to them now. >> year of extraordinary accomplishment for the trump administration. >> something this big, something this generational, something this profound could not have been done without exquisite presidential leadership. >> i have never ever in my life used the word fake must news. until today i actually understand what it is the president has been dealing with. >> laura: not only is that a stunning reversal of the view of the president's
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style, but he has converted them or at least cowed them on a number of key issues. so, for instance, when is the last time a prominent republican really complained about trump's efforts to renegotiate nafta or challenge china? and in case you didn't notice mitch mcconnell now sounds like jeff sessions on immigration. defying expectations again, the president has pulled his party toward the conservative populist movement that swept him in to office. his detractors are now realizing that the trump way is the only way forward. it's finally, finally dawned on them. there is simply no constituency for the g.o.p. of open borders, endless wars, and those lopsided trade deals. you want to know who the dividers are today in the g.o.p.? i will tell you who they are. you see them there. the bushes, jeff flake, mitt romney, and other bitter globalists whose time has frankly come and gone. like the ghosts of christmas
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past, they're wandering the halls, making noises but no one is listening. this is a trumpian party now. and that's the angle. to discuss, i'm joined by fox news contributor and former congressman jason chaffetz and in utah and here in the studio in washington is attorney richard good stein who has advised most democratic presidential candidates going back to 1984. and in new york guy benson political editor of town and fox news contributor. great to see all of you. merry christmas, happy holidays. >> merry christmas, laura. >> laura: you just heard the angle. what do you think? he was going to be this guy who ripped the party apart. divisive, brash, all those things. but to see what happened yesterday, with all of these former detractors and you saw just a smarterring of them. what a reversal.
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>> i put this under the heading with friends like this who needs enemies in this regard. thanks to donald trump, the party i.d. split is wildly in favor of democrats. thanks to donald trump, republicans lost alabama. he backed two losers. >> laura: try to focus on the question. >> look, i give the republicans credit for getting this tax bill done. it was not an easy thing to do. they rammed it through. everything they said, all the tape they ran about obamacare, you could replay now. okay? but they got it done. it's wildly unpopular. just like he is. historically so. so, i mean, you know, in the generic ballot, democrats are way ahead. i think we have to kind of see what's going to happen in the 28 election: plus 20 or so democrats. >> laura: congressman chaffetz let's go to you on, this the generic ballot in 2016 was a disaster in ohio. it was pretty bad for trump, pennsylvania was going to be his waterloo.
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wisconsin, there was no way he was going to win. of course he won, and surprised all the critics, the pollsters and so forth. but it struck me yesterday and especially watching mcconnell, ryan, even that little bit of concession from corker. i think they have moved toward him more than he has moved toward them. >> yeah, look, america wanted a disruptive president. they didn't like what was happening in washington, d.c. on either side of the aisle. and if the democrats only thing that they can really point to as a highlight for their 2017 is a snen nark ballot. you know it was a terrible year for democrats. they lost, they lost big, hillary clinton's numbers are even lower. if the race were won again, donald trump would win by even bigger numbers. he did help unite the party. after the proverbial political face plant by blowing on obamacare. they finally realized that maybe we ought to come together and the president did work hard behind the
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scenes. should be higher. how dare the republicans cut your taxes. they have got nothing to run on other than generic ballot. >> laura: hey, guy, let's go to you, you were a never trumper in your day, raised all sorts of red flags about him his demeanor and so forth. but watching him over the last year, setting aside the tweet storms and all of that, the congress blew obamacare as jason said. he comes in and he is hammering people for when are you going to get me a bill? what are you going to do on this? he is always on the phone with ryan, mcconnell and gaggle of other people why can't you get this stuff done faster? contrary to what you hear, he is on these details and he is impatient for change. >> and the change came. and i think part of the reason that the party is so united at the moment is this is a massive win. not just for the republican party, but for the american people and for long held conservative goals.
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this a tax cut for 80% of americans. this is major tax cut for corporations to make our numbers way more competitive in the world. that's something even obama was for and democrats all skedaddled trump champions. also getting rid of obamacare's individual mandate. and drilling in anwr. they got it in one bill. >> laura: looking back. some conservatives, george will, bill kristol, he is not a real conservative. if what he did on anwr, the tax bill, the deregulation, gorsuch, 123 circui 12 circuit s if that's not conservative, i don't know what is conservative. i worked for president reagan. that's conservative. >> the judges are the absolute highlight of the presidency so far. one other point, laura, i think you have to evaluate everything that the administration does, action by action. there has been a lot of the good things recently today,
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nikki haley's speech, i know you are going to get to it later in the show. that speech standing up for american interest before the u.n. was like a fist pump moment. that was awesome. that was powerful. that was moral courage and clarity. that's a high point. ending the year for the trump administration. so, yeah, i'm a trump skeptical conservative, but i'm not going to sit here and close my eyes to big important victories and we have several to care about. >> laura: richard, let's go to you. >> >> it wasn't the ohio point for democrats, it was winning in alabama. it was winning by historic numbers in virginia. the voters are speaking, these are people, frankly, who the ones who were in the streets on january 21st last year. a lot of them didn't vote. >> you lost five congressional races in a row. >> you have been in congress. every single one of them went plus 15 or 20 in the
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democrats direction because they were ruby red districts. to think it's just ballot again, with all due respect you are kidding yourself. have they accomplished something? of course does 2018 look like a good year? no. >> laura: roy moore and ed gillespie. he is like a guy from new jersey came down to virginia and tried to be a conservative populist even though he a bush guy. that wasn't going to fly. it's the second time he lost running for office in virginia. so i don't know if those two states are great barometer. you are right. the democrats are happy they won those. let's move to what the resistance is planning all of you. there was a hilarious piece in the "l.a. times" today. i screamed laughing like at 9:00 in the morning when i was doing my radio show. the title is protesters stash bull horns and hot chocolate just in case trump fires mueller. all right. jason, i have got to go to you on this. i'm not kidding you in washington l.a. they have resistance headquarters and dashing off their signs and
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their little supplies, their power bars because they actually think donald trump is going to fire mueller and they want to be ready for the moment. this is what they live for. this is what they hope for. conservatives are kind of working and taking care of our families but they are always ready for a good protest. >> oh, have you got to love liberal preppers. they are getting their hot chocolate and running to office max to get their markers so they can write out their swear words and beanie caps ready because it's cold outside. the president has said he is not going to fire mueller. the white house spokesperson was quoted as saying a thousand times i have told you we are not planning to fire mueller. they are getting whipped up over fake news. >> laura: elizabeth beavers is a washington based policy manager for this group
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indivisible she said the last thing we want to be caught sun prepared. you need the hot chocolate, i guess, to be prepared. i mean, guy, this will be what the president and the republicans face next year as they move forward whether it's daca fix or supreme court nomination which might coming up in june or any of the other things that trump has planned. resistance will drive them all the way to 2018. they will use that to try to drive turnout. >> the professional left is very good at a jit props. they are practiced at it they will do it again. i like this modern day minute man routine they have going to on here. we have to our gloves by the door and provisions if we have to rush out in the stampede in the streets. i thought we were supposed to be dead from net neutrality being repealed. look, i agree. if trump fires surl, that will touch off protest not
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just from the hard left. i don't think trump is going to do it. it's not in his interest. it's going to look terrible. all we sit here and talk about is trump going to fire mueller over and over again. republicans keep say don't do it. he shouldn'he should let the gus work and move on. >> laura: this is the fantasy of the democrats desperate for some piece of news good for them. middle of the night he does saturday night massacre on mueller, richard? go ahead. >> if trump fires mueller, the least of his problems. >> laura: he is not going to fire mueller. >> least of his problem is how much hot chocolate. constitutional crisis of the first order because it will show that we have a president who thinks he is above the law. instance dentally i will bet money you, jason, guy, i'm on, yes, on whether he fires mueller because, you know, is he like a stuck pig and
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he is squealing. >> laura: a pig? >> it's not a pretty picture. >> come on. >> laura: that's a nasty way of referring to the president stuffed pig. >> i'm not talking about him. i'm talking about the people arranged him are feeling the heat. >> laura: i like pigs though. >> four months from now everybody will be singing a different tune whether that's going to be happening or not. >> laura: i bet 5,000 for charity right now. >> you got it. >> laura: good. national right to life is going to get all that money. isn't that wonderful? i'm just teasing. trump is suddenly riding so high guys, that the democrats are in total shock, even richard. he is not going to say that they are setting one big booby trap desperately trying of course to get the president to take the bait. we touched on this but we have a lot more on it.
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>> there's no way he gets fired. >> white house chuck. >> listening to republican members talk about a coo and talk about a criminal activity in the fbi. that will encourage the president to think that he can fire mueller with impunity. >> no, i'm not. >> firing mr. mueller or any of other top brass involved in the investigation would not only call into question
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this administration's commitment to truth but also to our most basic concept rule of law. >> for the 1,000th time we have no intentions of firing bob mueller. >> laura: okay, guys, don't be deceived for a nano second by the democrats' dramatic warning that the president better not fire special prosecutor mueller. better not do it. don't do it. they are actually hoping he will do just that. now that the credibility of the russia probe is tarnished after all the bombshell reporting we have been doing on this show. across a couple of great news outlets, the anti-trump bias of the investigators is off the charts firing mueller may be the democrats only hope at this point. there is only one problem for them. the president isn't falling for it. he outsmarts them every time. joining us now to analyze ken starr with the independent counsel and the white water investigation he is joining us from new york and in sunny florida alan
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dershowitz harvard law professor. author of the book "trumped up." you go from martha's vineyard to miami beach. anything else? my goodness. great to see both of you. happy holidays, merry christmas. let's start with you, judge starr. you just wrote a piece that things you are concerned about in this investigation. you still respect mueller and rosenstein. have you some issues. but i want to start on this dramatic dire are series of warnings. said not going to fire mueller. he said it multiple times. drum beat continues. what do you think it's about? >> i don't know what it's about. it's a cul-de-sac. the president is not going to fire bob mueller. he is being advised to. very wrong headedly you need to fire bob mueller.
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bad advice. wrong thing to do. i don't think the president is going to fall for it in fact, we hear from the white house. we hear from the white house's lawyers and president's lawyers not going to do it would just be terrible. we don't need another saturday night massacre. should bob mueller have been appointed? it's a serious question. i would say in may we should not have a special counsel. we over criminalize so much of life and our politics together. we need to stop that and so i'm also very concerned about the calls for the appointment of yet another special counsel. i think it's all wrong. >> laura: let's go to alan dershowitz. alan, on this issue of the mueller firing, i mean, you get the sense that the democrats are just kind of running outs of steam. there is nothing happening, at least not yet on the mueller investigation. it's almost as if they have to keep the fumes going and this is all they have. all day on the other
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networks. that's all they are talking about. >> right. >> my liberal colleagues on the left have been proved impaiimempirically wrong. they said he would strike down the travel ban. they upheld it. today the federal judge said nonsensical argument. they were wrong about flynn. they are wrong about firing mueller. they have just been wrong. it's not because i am smarter than they're. i have been right and they are wrong. they put hope over reality. i'm an analyst. i'm calling it as i see it. it's easy to be right if you are objective and call it the way it is. what's happening the both sides are playing. trump side is playing smarter. keeping pressure on mueller, questioning his integrity. challenging whether he had conflicts of interest. questioning whether he should have gotten a warrant. they are hoping that putting pressure on him, he has such concern about his reputation
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he may lean over backwards in a close case to report the trump side. and the other side of playing. they are saying if we push hard enough and say he is going to fire him, is he going to fire him, he will fire him. maybe we will goad him in to firing him. right now the trump side is coming off better. they have mueller where they want him. last thing trump should do or would do is fire mueller at this point. >> laura: no, no, no. the firing comey wasn't the best choice, obviously. >> that was not a smart move. >> laura: i want to go to you uranium one reopen of the investigation that jeff sessions has announced looks like they are going to look at that all anew. you are concerned about this because of the number of connections from that deal to the clinton foundation specifically. tell us what the big red flags are. >> the big red flags are this multiyear process by which now the transaction
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was completed years ago was accompanied by enormous gifts to the clinton foundation. $31 million was the first gift. after the first part of the deal was signed in kazakhstan back in 2005. then gifts kept coming in from senior officials from this company and went through reorganization and acquisition. so i'm very deeply concerned about the timing. president clinton's speech for half a million dollars in russia the russia connection. i have always been in favor of transparency. i think we need to be cautious about criminal, everything moves. in terms of our politics we need to get the facts out. >> laura: alan. >> i agree completely. i completely agree. we need transparency. that's why i call for a nonpartisan independent investigatory commission like 9/11 which wasn't pointing fingers at people criminally but its goal was
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to try to find out everything about russia's involvement in elections. russia's involvement in economy. and then make recommendations from how to stop russia from influencing our democracy. the worst way to do it is through a special counsel behind closed doors of the grangrand jury. all you get in the end is either indictment or non-indictment of some low hanging fruit. >> laura: alan, do you think it's interesting at the very least that you had comey, rosenstein, you had mccabe and mueller they were all involved in one way or another in that rosenstein investigation when they first approved the deal. they looked into the -- they were all part of it. five people seem to do everything at the department. >> remember, they come from totally different background. there is no way they have any political interests in common. mueller is a republican.
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rosenstein we don't even know what his politics was. he was appointed by obama, having been appointed previously. the idea of clinton getting a half a million dollars, george bush the 1st got fees like that when he spoke in japan. former presidents get, big, big fees when they speak. again, i don't want to point the finger of criminalization on anybody. i want to see like ken wants to see transparency. let all the facts be laid out for the american public to see. that's the way democracy works. >> laura: when a russian interest through canadian purchase is able to get control of 20% of our uranium interests. went fly this process and all the money is floating through the clinton foundation at the same time with people with interest in the transaction or connected to the transaction. you can ask a person on the street and they would say that's a bad idea. someone who has nothing to do with the law or committee on foreign investment, they would say gosh, that seems really stupid, in my view.
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i will let you close tout. >> my focus on fact enormous gifts to the clinton foundation. it's not whether there was a process, nine agencies approve it and so forth. it may have been exactly the right thing to do. why were these gifts enormous year after year after year to the clinton foundation. >> laura: i don't think it was a good thing to do. have a russian interest. everyone is always afraid of russia. now russia owns 20% of uranium stake. oh that could have been a good thing? i don't understand how you think that could be a good thing. >> i think it's very clear that countries like kazakhstan and others honestly believe you need to give gifts to get things done. wonderful work, aids, they spend every penny on doing good. what you are looking at is the intention of the authorities. that's very different at pointing fingers at the
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clintons. >> laura: both of you have a wonderful holiday. by the way guys, much of the world today at the condemned the president's recognition of jerusalem as the capital of israel. where does the president go where does the president go from here when we come
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♪ you and me against the world. >> the united states will remember this day in which it was singled out for attack in the general assembly for the very act of exercising our right as a sovereign nation. we will remember it when we are called upon to once again make the world's largest contribution to the united nations and we will remember it when so many countries come calling on us as they so often do to pay even more and to use our influence for their benefit. >> laura: despite that sharp warning from nikki haley
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today, the u.n. overwhelmly voted to condemn president trump's decision recognizing jerusalem officially as the capital of israel 128 countries voted for the resolution. just 9 opposed it and 35 chose to abstain. secretary of defense in the reagan administration and is now a senior fellow at the center for american progress. and in new york, kerry sheffield former reporter for politico and the hill. great to see both of you. leah, let's go to you. we had clinton, obama, bush, all said they were going to move the embassy from tel aviv to jerusalem big deal to say it, pledge it, they didn't do it. donald trump does it and they go bananas at the u.n. today. >> the reason that they did and the fact of the matter is that he annoyed a lot of our allies who we need to bring peace there to deal
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with the threat from iran, to deal with isis. the other presidents you are right did say that in the campaign. >> laura: why did they say it. >> basically that is a policy. where trump made his mistake was not make this part of an overall strategy. when you are going to do it, what are you going to get for it. >> laura: it didn't work before and we didn't move the embassy, correct? isn't it disrupting the current narrative. the other narrative where we held back, held back, held back for decades, what did it get us? >> basically you haven't had a war between the israelis and palestinians for a long time. you have a lot of arab countries in the region who have established relations with israel. the other problem that trump was by threatening people to do stuff and then he is not going to do it. there is no way he is going to cut off aid to iraq or afghanistan. even the israelis don't want him to do that. i think twice you undermine american
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credibility and ability to get things done. >> laura: i think people are paying attention to us now. i think it's about time we weren't treated as patsy when we say we are going to do something we actually do it. kerry, it's true that christian cops were against it because they are concerned that their own religious liberty is going to be threatened in the region because the abe palestinians. pope against it pence can't get meetings now with mahmoud abbas or el-sisi, the coptic christians don't want to meet with him. where does this go. >> it is true that the cops were concerned about this. but christians in the middle east, they have long been targeted well before any of this. i'm much more concerned, i actually think this could be a moment where we would say, we will be a moral authority. that's what i heard nikki haley. you heard it here in my
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opinion nikki haley's speech was the iron lady. it was the american modern day iron lady. i'm so proud of her. i hope sh she runs for president in seven years. very incredibly inspiring. we need more like her. more people stand up. >> laura: what about larry's point this is going to tick off our allies in the region. we do need to help us in the battle of jihadis, saudi arabia, obviously we need them on our side although they still have many, many problems in their society obviously. iran is a big foe, still funding hezbollah and so forth. >> absolutely. i think larry overstates. go to war over this. i think that's being his tiehysterical. why is he doing this? he is disrupting it. so all talk and no action. that was a mantra throughout his campaign. that's what all the prior
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presidents said about moving the embassy and recognizing the capital. so he did back up that talk with action lawyer lay i want to show you three of the countries that voted against us. venezuela they are starving their own people. syria, they gas their own citizens and yemen currently engulfed in a civil war. are those the moral arbiters, larry, that we are supposed to listen to? >> look who voted the british, the french, okay. and as we mentioned here the countries in the iraqis who just defeated isis and moving toward a democracy. >> laura: do you like trump. >> basically i worry abou what e says and doesn't do it. he already today said well maybe we will look at other things before we cut off the aid. >> laura: do you think america is actually stronger and i ask this in all
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seriousness, in a stronger position today than we were a year ago? >> no. >> laura: you don't vis-a-vis russia and china. >> the president said he is going to do this to china. >> laura: we are. putting terrorists right now on goods china siphoning through other countries like vietnam. aluminum products coming into the united states. >> trans-pacific partnership. >> laura: thank god. a sovereignty killer? you are a globalist. you are a big globalist. you are more of a bushy. you are not a conservative populist. that's fine. that era is over but that's okay. go ahead, carrie. >> i was going to say he worked for reagan, i'm surprised? >> isis has been disseminated in the past year. china has put on unprecedented sanctions against the north koreans
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that no president was ever able to get until now. laura, i'm with you, i think america is in a position of strength, absolutely. the fact that the french voted against this, i'm sorry. >> laura: i'm not losing sleep over this. we are out of time. by the way, guys, did you ever think you would see this, a holiday film is exploring ted kennedy's darkest moments. wait until you see this. ♪ ♪ ♪ do you need the most trusted battery this holiday? maybe not. maybe, you could trust the world would be just as happy without them. (screaming) or, you could just trust duracell. ♪ it's beginning to look a lot like christmas ♪
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>> laura: if you are going to erase part of america's history you better do it under the cover of darkness. that's how two more confederate statues came down last night in memphis. let's bring in best selling author and lead anchor of ewtn news. raymond, another statue grab in memphis, tell us what happened. >> well, this was a sneaky end around the state law. there is a tennessee historical commission they blocked the city of memphis from moving the two statues, according to them no statue, monument or nameplate that signified a military hero could be removed without that commission's authority. >> they said no. this is what the memphis city council did. they decided to turn the parks, the two parks where these statues are into private property. they gave the mayor permission to sell the park to a private 501 c 3. they did that in one day in the morning.
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that afternoon they were lifting the at that time do yous. >> laura: that's a nifty trick. >> sold the land. 18 new municipalities considering removing confederate statues that building behind at the at the capitol. jefferson lee and. >> laura: is there any recourse against this move? >> this is a sneaky move. >> laura: any lawsuits that can be filed. >> people filing lawsuits. >> laura: why do they do it in the cover of darkness? are they afraid of protest? are they afraid of charlottesville? >> they don't want it going to the popular vote of people. >> laura: they want to do an end around. >> if you want to take down a statue let the people decide. i think our children. >> laura: nuclear landrieu did the same thing. beauregard going. >> dark shadows of history that's how learn. erasing it. we deprive past and part of
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their future. >> laura: we have a movie coming out about chappaquiddick? is this a dream come true? can i go on fandango and get my tickets? is this from the book. >> claims to be the true story behind teddy kennedy's big scandal. we have a clip. >> laura: okay. >> it was an accident was i driving. >> stories like this could dominate the headlines for weeks. >> chief, we have a body. >> a dead body holds a lot of secrets. those can be the difference between guilt and innocence. we need to be in control of them. >> there are not a lot of senators charged with manslaughter that go on to be president. >> what do we do to help the senator? >> would tell the truth or at least our version of it. >> laura: oh my gosh. >> it's a thriller. lawyer
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you guys get thrilled will "star wars." for me. >> kennedy's day of reckoning. >> laura: can i do the voice over for the trailer? >> maybe you should. this is going to be a blockbuster. variety already saw it they said this is a portrait fundamentally of a weevil of a man who decides is he not going to suffer the consequences of thinks actions. this is going to be a doocy. certainly digs in to what the kennedy family did to protect. >> laura: having been to that bridge chappaquiddick, it looks like it. they rebuilt it but it looks the same. raymond, merry christmas to you and your family and all of new orleans. >> same to you. >> laura: classic religious movie with a religious message that would never get
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♪ >> laura: growing up in the 1970s in connecticut, i couldn't imagine letting this time of year pass without watching the charlie brown christmas special. it was as much a part of our holiday as my mother's ginger bred cookies or cutting down perfect christmas tree or listening to carols on the living room room. the show aired 52 years ago on december 9th, 1965, and
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it remains one of the most popular christmas specials in television history. do you know the one scene that almost didn't make the final cut because network execs were worried it would turn viewers off. the one that was the most touching, the most moving, and the most enduring of all. the one where lin liness reads the book of the nativity to charlie brown who had forgotten the true meaning of christmas. >> isn't there anyone who knows what christmas is all about? >> sure, charlie brown can i tell you what christmas is all about. >> lights, please. and there were in the country shepard abiding the field, keeping watch over their flock by light. lo the angel of the lord came upon them. the glory of the lord shone all about them and they were so afraid and the angel said
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to them fear not for behold i bring you tidings of great joy which will be to all people for unto you is born this day in the city of david a savior, jesus christ the lord. and this shall be a sign unto you, you shall fine the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes lying in the manger and suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly hosts praising god and saying glory to god in the highest. and on earth peace, goodwill toward men. >> that's what christmas is all about, charlie brown. >> laura: i still get tiered utearedup when i watch that evey time without fail. as radio host larry habib reminded us charles schultz pushed back about the network suits upset about that scene and even some of
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his collaborators and he insisted that it not be cut. schultz was not only a creative genius but he was a sunday school teacher and he knew the american audience. well, immediately after the show aired for the first time, its spawn sore coca sponsa cola was flooded inundated with notes of appreciation with viewers. it was precisely what was needed at the time. a simple message in a child's voice reminding us that the season isn't about fancy trees or gifts beneath them. it's about the birth of the savior. christ the lord. it's doubtful that any major network would green light a special like this today. it would be deemed too offensive or divisive or noninclusive. atheists would probably protest or sue. that's a real shame. for our audience that is craving meaningful programming that speaks to the best of who we are and our most cherished values but at least we will always
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have lieness. have lieness. we'll be right back.
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when can we do this again, grandpa? well, how about tomorrow? ask your doctor about entresto and help make tomorrow possible. >> laura: before we go, as you may have picked up from my last segment, this is my last show until the new year. fear not, we have a phenomenal lineup of "angle" fell and hosts to see you through the rest of 2017. on a personal note, i want to thank the entire team here at fox for helping make this show a success after just eight weeks of the air. everyone is so great. i am so glad to have the new york team, washington team. the biggest thanks goes to all of you because you welcomed us into your home since we started and your passion for this country, your dedication for the principles of freedom and democracy in our country, everything that you've done for us at the fox news channel is so
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appreciated. i want to say merry christmas to you and your family. best of health and 2018. count your blessings. i know you do. i certainly do. among my blessings as all of you. that is all the time we have for tonight. happy new year. shannon bream is up next. >> shannon: we do have some green reviewers, don't become, laura? >> laura: redo. >> shannon: trying to keep the government open, the stage is set for the president and a pen, signing the tax cut into law. the democrats placing their 2018 facts that you won't like it. this new ad. >> the republican tax plan gives huge breaks to corporations. >> shannon: while the democrats strategy backfired? plus... >> nikki haley may be the first female president. >> shannon: was nikki haley's tough talk at the u.n. the right move? speaker that sounds to me like possible collusion. >> shannon: senator rand paul explains his extraordinary claim about the obama administration and the fbi. plus, we


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