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>>ance >>ancely >> tomorrow we're celebrating opening day for baseball. >> baseball! >> bill: breaking news and kim jong-un meeting with the chinese president in his first foreign trip as a north korean leader and pyongyang may be ready to talk about giving up nukes. i'm bill hemmer live "america's newsroom." what does the american president say in return. >> sandra: good morning to you, bill. i'm sandra smith. we have new reaction from the white house in regards to the meeting. kim jung's outreach comes ahead of a planned summit between the north korean leader and president trump in may. the commander-in-chief saying he
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received message from xi jinping from china that the meeting went well and kim looks forward to his meeting with me in the meantime maximum sanctions and pressure must be maintained. >> bill: kevin corke watching white house reaction and starting in london with greg palkot and wa we know what was said at the meeting. >> reporter: we've been speculating two days and now it's official. it's described as an unofficial visit from kim jong-un to meet with chinese president xi jinping. there were mystery trains and secret motorcades but the red carpet was rolled out for the north korean leader and his wife. it's the first time kim jong-un has met with a foreign leader of state and it makes sense china is the key economic allie.
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the first topic is the commitment to denuclearize and a commitment to meet president trump and the two points were not put out by the propaganda state media of north korea. we heard officially from china and also in a read-out relaid to president trump and all that is very important. >> bill: what impact can this have on the potential upcoming summit? >> reporter: timing is everything, really, with this bill. first, there is a summit between kim jong-un and president moon in april and then most importantly, president trump in may -- we believe. it was widely seen as a way for china to reassert itself in the diplomacy of these summitries and the relationships have been frayed. china going along with sanctions against north korea but my own close contact with the south
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korean president described the meeting as complicating a bit the process. china doesn't like north korea's nukes but also wants the u.s. to give up military drills with south korea missile systems. wouldn't even mind the troops leaving south korea and we're hearing from north korea about this through this meeting as well and it should also be said and i hate to be a party pooper past korean leaders have pledged even in beijing to denuclearize and have not. >> bill: greg palkot in london. thanks. >> sandra: and the white house is saying the pressure campaign on north korea is working. kevin corke is live from the house this morning. how is the visit being interpreted to the white house? >> reporter: you hit the nail on the head. from their perspective this is validation of the maximum pressure strategy simply working. the president had a tweet.
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let me share his other tweet as he talks about what is happening. i think the folks at home will find it instructive. it said through years and many administrations everybody said peace and denuclearization was not a small possibility. now there's a good chance that kim jong-un will do what is right for his people and humanity. look forward to our meeting. the visit was under a cloud of secrecy and also acknowledged china's role in brokering deal that would involve its neighbor. why now and why is china stepping in and why is pyongyang willing to engage in dialogue. the white house saying we see the campaign of maximum pressure is creating the appropriate atmosphere of dialogue with north korea. though we don't have the timing of potential meeting as we previously reported, may is when they'd like to get something
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done by, maybe the end of may but white house officials expect the meeting will happen at some point, sandra. >> sandra: what can you tell us about the white house is calling an agreement in principle with south korea? >> reporter: this is very interesting. they talked at length about making sure there is trade reciprocity. we talked about tariffs and their importance not just for other economies but frankly for the u.s. economy. last night the white house announced an agreement in principle with seoul. in it seoul and washington agree to numeric targets for cars and steel and in the process, south korea would then avoid new tariffs on steel by agreeing to limit its export tonnage. the administration is calling this agreement in principle a big win for the american worker and for american companies. >> it's very good news for america. the korea deal is one of the three worst trace deals in american history only behind
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nafta and the entry into the wto. it means boots on the ground for people like in detroit can breathe easier because the trucks from korea won't be dumped in the market. >> reporter: did you hear the last part? making sure they're not dumps in the such market place and hopefully opening their marketplace for american goods and we heard peter navarro talk about it. we expect more granular details in what would happen on the agreement in principle as the two sides prepare to signoff. for now, back to you. >> sandra: kevin corke, thank you. >> bill: we have a fox news contributor and guy benson, it's been decades since anyone's been able to move the ball. what do you think? >> reporter: we heard so many potential noises on positive
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movements and dreams reached and celebrated and we get down the line and someone's cheating or not holding up their end of the bargain. if there's a new somewhat free-trade agreement with the south cokoreans that could benet the american people. when it's more expensive to import something to the united states, it becomes more expensive for american consumers. >> bill: now, do you think on the korean matter, however, do you think that the u.s. is willing to give up military drills with south korea in order to get a dealer suspend it for a period of time. >> if you are negotiating this from the american perspective, it's important to think, who is your real allie.
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the answer is south korea. of course japan and other cou countries that have been menaced by north korea. you don't want to upset the allies for our values and partnership to give away the store to a very cruel and brutal and terrible regime. if you can, however, soften certain things as a fig leaf or some sort of olive branch to show you're good will without selling your allies, who live in the area, down the river, that might be something we ought to consider. the question is, what are the north koreans willing to accept as a gesture and is the gesture too big in terms of sacrificing an important u.s. alliance. >> bill: i'm trying to figure out what his motivation is right now. he must clearly fear the threat of military action. otherwise, we would not be at this point. that's my feeling, guy.
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what's yours? >> reporter: >> i believe there's some truth to that because there's been chatter saying this is unacceptable and then there are sanctions and other punitive measures but ultimately the regime is sustained and endures. my guess is kim jong-un is looking across the world at the president in this country and saying i'm not really sure what this man is capable of and if he actually means it when he talks about military action whereas perhaps the implied threat or direct threat of military action in the past wasn't taken particularly seriously. trump is unpredictable enough and willing to fly in the face of sort of the common sense or the common consensus in washington, establishment opinion, they may feel uncomfortable and say, okay,
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this a wild card american leader. we need to approach this issue differently because he's unpredictable and if that's in fact the case, i think trump supporters would point to that as a win and positive development for having someone like trump in the oval office. >> bill: speaking of a wild card, kim jong-un fits that category. nice to have you back here, guy. thank you for that. it make sense if you think with the leader since he's been in power has not met with russia, china, no one. if he's going to have a meeting with the u.s. president, in all likelihood he'll go to china first and get their stamp of approval. >> sandra: fascinating development. meanwhile, new reaction from the department of justice as the california sanctuary law continues to grow and the potential impact in moments. plus this. >> we want to find out why it was the fbi was operating the way it was in 2016 and into 2017
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with extreme bias. we've seen evidence of that with the actions of a number of people in the department. >> bill: so now the fbi doubling its staff with that man bob goodlatte and the clinton matter. jason chaffetz' reaction. >> sandra: and after escaping from al-qaeda captivity, an american journalist investigates his own kidnapping and learns of a quote, pattern of betrayal, by the fbi. he'll tell his story with us live. >> you're saying the fbi sacrificed your safety in order to track al-qaeda? >> yes. mitzi: psoriatic arthritis tries to get in my way? watch me. ( ♪ ) mike: i've tried lots of things for my joint pain. now? watch me. ( ♪ )
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documents in the investigation into hillary clinton and christopher ray saying i agree the current pace of production is too slow. jason chaffetz, utah congressman and fox news contributor, how you doing, sir. >> thank you for having me. >> bill: was the fbi dragging its feet in the past or today? what do you think? >> it's pathetic. the fbi put out a statement saying they're looking at a request. request? it's a subpoena. if you have it on the receiving ent of a subpoena do you think it's a request or do you have to comply? i issued the subpoena as the chairman of the oversight committee in september of 2016. you have devin nunes of the intel committee looking at this in 2017 and had to issue a subpoena. bob goodlatte just issued a subpoena and just now gearing up to add more people?
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that's ridiculous. >> bill: the question then becomes why is it not a priority? there's got to be one or two answers. either it's not urgent to them or perhaps they're trying to keep something from congress. what's your hunch? >> they're absolutely obstructionist. i'm sorry but attorney general sessions i don't see much difference between him and loretta lynch and eric holder. when you issue a subpoena it's a suggestion? a request? no urgency to hit a deadline? congress refuses to stand up to them. they ought to be calling them up and putting them in front of congress and raising their hand and having the attorney general testify and hold them in contempt. until they get serious about it the department of justice is just going to blow it off. they have for years and doing it now. >> bill: what do you think they're hiding? well --
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>> well, that's what you don't know. there's no excuse for not producing the documents. the good news is i did issue a request from the inspector general and i think you're going to see mr. horowitz and his group, the 450 people, did go get the documents and will get the information. there's no semblance of a co-equal branch of government and from the speaker to senator grassley to mitch mcconnell, where are they on all this? lindsay graham, does he get fired up and say these are not requests. these are documents you must produce. >> bill: have you thought about the lasting damage to these institutions? do you think the american public's faith in them is now lacking because of all this it's been some time since we had such a train die on the fbi and cia.
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>> you have 110,000 or so people at the department of justice and the overwhelming majority good hard-working, patriotic people but you have a few bad apples at the top of the food change not serving the american people well. when they hide the documents and refuse to have the exposure, you can't weed out the bad apples. it just begs the questions that they're hiding something and we went through this before and they've paid settlements. we went through this with be benghazi and hiding documents. >> bill: bob goodlatte said it's not about the hillary clinton matter or the e-mail investigation though the documents relate to it, it's about how the fbi conducted itself. what do you think they'll find? >> well, that's why you expose
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the sunlight. the sunlight is the best disinfect and the and if you want to make sure it never happens again, have you to be able to get in there and see that. you know what, the bureaucracy, the deep state will act better if they know there'll be oversight and people looking over their shoulder sometimes and you have to work to solve that. bob goodlatte is right. if you don't address it now you'll repeat it in the next election. >> bill: jason, thank you so much. to be continued when we get more paper work. >> sandra: closing statements expected in the federal terrorism trial of the widow of the pulse nightclub shooter. what both sides are saying and how soon a jury could decide her fate. >> bill: and dash cam video, a highway patrol trooper -- wait for it, hit by a car on the side of the road right there. what we're learning about the driver in a moment. plus, she is back. check it out. >> how could you have voted for him, roseanne? >> he talked about jobs, jackie.
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miracles do happen. could have taken me from my kids and we watched the video and probably should have. >> bill: suffered four broken ribs, road rash. he has no ill feelings for the driver that hit him in the runaway car. that's unbelievable. tough man. >> sandra: fox news alert in florida where closing arguments are set to begin in the trial of the widow of the pulse nightclub shooter, omar mateen. matt, on the stand she confessed to helping. but they say it was coerced. >> reporter: they said the shooter's wife doesn't have the mental capacity to understand what has happened and doesn't understand her own confession. the expert also testified that
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norah solomon has a low i.q. and depression and a strong example of someone who could be coerced into a false confession. she's allege to have helped her husband where omar mateen shot and killed 49 people and his wife now looks at life in prison and the defense said her husband controlled her life and only gave her $20 a week and had nothing to do with the shooting. >> she wasn't a full partner in life much less someone he would confide in in what he was planning to do and his terrorist inclinations. >> reporter: the prosecution suggests they discussed locations and her actions gave her husband the green light to carry out the shooting. the case is expected to go to the jury today and we could be on a verdict watch some time soon. >> sandra: we learn the pulse
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shooter's father was an fbi informant. anything more on that? >> reporter: well, the shooter's father is being investigated right now because of the development and an fbi agent suggested omar mateen's father was an informant for 10 years and the fbi considered using the pulse nightclub shooter as an informant before the shooting. and according to court documents the shooter's father tried to raise $100,000 for some type of attack on the pakistan government. >> sandra: matt in miami for us. thank you, matt. >> bill: breaking news, a violent deportee escaped custody at j.f.k. airport and what we're learning on the breaking news, coming up. >> sandra: one orange county
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city joining the federal lawsuit against the sanctuary city laws. >> bill: and an american escapee discovers what he calls betrayal at the highest level of the fbi and will join us live in a moment to tell his story. >> they won't give me a social security number though al-qaeda stole it and they can do whatever they want with it.
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>> bill: orange county now joining the fight to defy the sanctuary state policies passed by sacramento. this say board of supervisors meeting where leaders decide to join the federal lawsuit against the state and the sheriff in orange county explaining why she's against the state's laws. >> it's about public safety. it's not about immigration at all. it's about individuals who have
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committed violent crimes, sex way minor, domestic cruelty, domestic violence. i don't think i could sleep at night knowing i'd let somebody go and they go out and commit another crime with those kinds of charges. >> bill: william la jeunesse picks it up live in los angeles. what's this mean? >> reporter: i think it tells us california is not monolithic and the third largest county doesn't agree that certain criminal aliens should be protected. the backlash allows federal attorneys argue the law. >> california is trying to poke the president in the eye and stir up trouble and involve our people by ordering them not to do the job of the federal government but not even cooperate with the function of federal law enforcement and it's not good for our society and we're tired of being the prawns.
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>> reporter: they call the orange county vote racist and eric holder argued in the arizona law a patch work of state laws create more problems than a solve and they will now join the case to get annin junction to stop the california sanctuary law. >> bill: the sheriff tried to go around the law. what did she do? >> reporter: the sanctuary law allows any sheriff to turn over some criminal aliens to ice, hit-and-run, robbery, drug use, those criminal aliens are protected so the sheriff made the release date of every inmate. when told of this the state a.g. intimated he may arrest the sheriff.
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>> making sure the letter of the law is put into effect and respected by the people and jurisdictions by the state of california. >> i would be surprised if mr. basura were to make a move like that for following the law. >> reporter: she notified eyes of 101 illegal aliens and orange county says it threatens public safety. >> bill: next hour the california mayor joins us to tell us why he opposes the same sanctuary laws in california. stay tuned for that. >> sandra: matt schrier was tortured and suffered starvation before eventually escaping an al-qaeda prison and then starting investigating his own
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kidnapping find a pattern of betrayal by fbi agent who handled his case. you're saying the fbi sacrificed your safety in order to track al-qaeda? >> yes. >> reporter: former intelligence officials told fox the theory is more than plausible. it's a big allegation. >> i can prove it. >> sandra: he wrote "the dawn prayer" set to hit the shelves tuesday. matt schrier joins us live in studio now. you investigated your own kidnapping and what did you find? >> some disturbing fact s. at first i thought it was incompetence but the more i dug the larger the pattern became until it wasn't just coincidence and found e-mails from the fbi writing my mother saying i'm okay and they froze my bank accounts and one agent left them
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open to they can continue to steal the money and buy laptops and when citi bank froze it she wrote my mother an e-mail that my bank account was frozen and she hacked into my pay pal account legally and told my mother she had a subpoena for pay pal. no subpoena exists. it's one thing on top of another. they never told my father i was kidnapped, which is one of the reasons they were trying to convince my mother i was okay. they knew they were estranged and eventually my mother got in my aol account because they couldn't get subpoenas for aol. my 65-year-old mother calls and they give her a temporary password and sees all the purchases. >> reporter: what were the purchases? >> laptops, tablets, boot.
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they rebuilt a mercedes and a book. >> sandra: you gathered all the evidence. have you presented it to the fbi? >> i have tried. they will not look at the evidence. i have faxed evidence to the internal investigation section. no response. i made an in-person complaint at their office in miami. no response. i faxed complaints to the inspector general. no response. the o.p.r., i got a reply contact fbi. >> sandra: james comey took over until he was fired last may. have you heard anything directly from either of them or written either of them? >> i wrote james comey e-mails. no response. sent a message on facebook and he blocked me. it's absurd to think they didn't know. they had to know.
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this is an entire section in the fbi working with other organization. the cia is definitely involved because it's an overseas activity. the director has to know. it has to be sanctioned. this was not an investigation. it was an operation and i was the bait. >> sandra: you feel they did all this, the fbi for their own intelligence gathering and sacrificed your safety? >> yes. >> sandra: why are you coming forward with the story now? >> i needed to do it on the right network with the right people and i think now's the right time with my book coming up. it's in the book. i can't write a book without mentioning this. it would be unfactual but now seems like the right time with the fbi dropping the ball in parkland, 17 people died and one thing after another with the organization. it needs to be gutted from the inside-out. >> sandra: the fbi provided us a statement saying, quote, since his return home we have worked with our partners in the u.s. government to provide
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mr. schrier win services and guidance to help him rebuild his life as we do with all victims. however, it's at the discretion of the victim to implement these resources. have you been offered services and guidance? >> what a got were the same benefits illegal aliens get. when i went to the doctor -- i was having trouble after what i went through and asked for ambien and he said they don't believe in narcotics and they canceled a visit to a therapist it was one thing after another and because my credit was so bad i had no social security and my credit was shot because i couldn't make payments for months. >> sandra: since you've come forward with your story, you've now heard from other families. >> i heard from other families affected by the tragedies that happened in syria. i hope this gives them a chance
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to have their voices heard because their hearts were broken and a lot of people weren't listening when they said the government was doing the same thing to them using their loved ones to gather intelligence because people assume they're broken hearted. there's documentation. >> sandra: you've been careful to say you're not out to say the fbi as a whole is bad but you're talking about a few. >> agent lindsey parodi and the people she reports to and the directors at the time. >> sandra: what do you think will happen? the fbi said it's still an open investigation. >> well, they'll keep saying that. it's five years. they have two people in custody. canadians that interrogated me for financial information. three have moved back. they're living free. they have evidence, they kicked in their doors and confiscated
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their laptops. they will not arrest anyone. >> sandra: mat schrier you are telling your story now. thank you for telling your story here. >> bill: welcome home. >> thank you. >> bill: kind of, you how. a capital hearing is ago, mark zuckerberg will testify. what are with about to learn about our own data and the use of. >> sandra: and president trump calling on a judge that called for the end to a second amendment. what the president is now saying. >> we're going to protect 100%, protect, our second amendment. 100%. you wouldn't accept an incomplete job
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>> bill: president trump tweeting the second amendment will never be repeal. a former supreme court justice stevens. no way. we need more republicans to uphold the supreme court. brad blakeman former assistant to george w. bush and doug schoen, fox news contributor, did this help the debate? >> the second amendment is enshrined in our constitution, a core value. as a democrat i support the amendment as reasonable restrictions on gun ownership and gun safety to protect americans. but let's be very clear, democrats are not going to be running against the second amendment. they'll be running in support of second amendment as well as gun safety regulations. >> bill: so it's not an issue in november? >> not to me and not to most
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democrats i've spoken to. >> bill: brad, what do you make of this? >> i think justice stevens just made it an issue. he said what a lot of democrats think. the second amendment is an 1800s provision that ended there. started with the constitution in the 1700s and ended in the 1800s. it's only been continued through tradition and he attacked the nra. that is what is so strange about his op-ed. we'll make it an issue because democrats panned the president and said he's an alarmist. we'd never do that. we have a darling of the liberal left telling you this is how it should go down and we've seen marchers all over the united states espousing that. yeah, we're going to make an issue because it is an issue. >> bill: you know what i see, gentlemen, in the big picture, the supreme court will come into focus in a big way real soon.
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i don't know whether it's the second amendment, maybe it's the census debate now in public view, maybe the sanctuary laws in california, doug, but i see this legal lava flow moving towards the u.s. supreme court. and now have you justice maybe that lean -- you may have five votes on a lot of these matters. have you given much thought to how they weigh in on what appears to be eventually all these matters decided there? >> yes, i have. and i think one of the unstated issues of this campaign and i'm sure it will be stated in 2020 is who is on our court. we have a qualified jurist in garland a centrist who was sadly not confirmed. i have no problems with the president picking who he wants but my judicial philosophy of a centrist and not of a believer in a living constitution is very
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much at variance with those who are absolutists about the constitution. it's an issue in american politics. things should be based on merits not a rigid philosophy. >> bill: if they go to the supreme court roberts, alito, gorsuch and do they challenge in california? does the administration win? >> i think we do. we're right on the facts. california and other jurisdictions -- now we're seeing local municipalities pushing back. they don't want to be part of sanctuary cities. now they're being threaten the state that somehow they're going to be held to account within the state if they violate the sanctuary city laws. we shouldn't have the supreme court acts as a legislature. we did that for eight years
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under obama. that's not the purpose of the supreme court. we should be legislating. we need to start enforcing laws and not be bogged down in unneed and unnecessary litigation. >> i must tell you, bill, i see this quickly -- the sanctuary city law is clear. have federal preemption but for the census we count all persons. i don't see any benefit in asking citizenship. in fact i think it will retard the count. i think these issues can and should be decided issue by issue rather than with a political litmus test. >> bill: thank you both. thank you, doug. thank you, brad. patient it. >> sandra: democrats vowing to fight the trump investigation over the inclusion of a new census question on citizenship status. do the democrats have a legal leg to stand on? that is the question. >> bill: and roseanne's back on
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tv and proudly displaying her support of president trump. >> jackie think every girl should grow up and be president even if they're a liar, liar, pantsuit on fire. >> i think we know who's liar and who's on fire, roseanne.
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>> how to for making america great again. >> how could you have voted for him, roseanne? >> he talked about jobs, jackie. >> have you looked at the news? now things are worse. >> not on the real news. >> sandra: that's a clip with the reboot of roseanne. carley shimkus joins us, a fox news contributor. welcome. this is fascinating. not only is roseanne's on screen character a big trump supporter but off screen well. she used to be friends with hillary clinton and she said she disagreed with her foreign policy and now a real trump supporter and ran in 2012.
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her cause was the legalization of marijuana. >> sandra: she's into politics and brought it to the tv screen which is a fascinating move by the network. they went there. you can argue they had the kitchen table conversation happening across the country. >> it's hard to create a politically-driven sitcom but they handled it by addressing both sides. roseanne is a trump supporter and her sister, is a liberal and she is distraught over the direction the country is going in and there was so many political references in this sitcom. that's what they wanted to do. i think they handled it really well. this is the intersection of politics. >> sandra: everything's the same, the sofa. character. >> this is sort of a departure from what we normally see on late-night shows and snl, award
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shows. if you're a liberal, and democrat you love those things. this brings both sides together and i've been watching the twitter reaction. a lot of people on the twitter gave it positive reviews saying it wasn't for democrats or republicans but regular families. it will be interesting to see what the tv critics say. >> sandra: reviews so far coming out this morning have been giving it a lot of praise. an interesting move by abc. >> and you bring up abc and tim allen, that was on abc and he played a conservative character. that show was canceled despite positive ratings. we'll see what happens. >> sandra: sounds like you watched every minute. >> my first time -- i wasn't allowed to watch roseanne when i was a kid. >> sandra: sounds like my house. turn that off. thank you, carley. >> bill: breaking news, a violent deportee escapes capture
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at the airport and hails a cab. where is that suspect now?
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>> sandra: we're being told a deportee escaped a flight and got away in a taxi cab. welcome to a brand new hour of "america's newsroom." i'm sandra smith. good morning, bill. >> bill: i'm bill hemmer. it's not clear how he was able to get away but officers apparently took off his handcuffs while going through security. what more do we know about how the fugitive -- or about the fugitive and his escape, laura? >> reporter: good morning, bill. he manage to give agent the slip and get in a taxi cab outside the terminal and get away just like that.
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when you think about it, you think of all the officers in an airport at any given time. it's amazing to think he got away. it unfolded at 8:30. this fugitive described as a violent deportee has had 12 hours to get down the road. he could be anywhere in the tristate area. he was in the middle of being connected to a flight while going through security and that happened near terminal 4. we reached out to ice for comment, have not heard back and reached out to the port authority of new york, new jersey which operates j.f.k. the state reads in part, a check of video cameras by authorities showed the individual left the airport in a cab. federal authorities would know if he's still at large. he was not taken into custody by the port authority police department. that's all we have from authorities but clearly the search is on, bill. >> bill: what about the include
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and surveillance video, laura? >> reporter: in theory, if they got him going into the cab, they'll be able to see the license plate number of the cab as it drove away. let me have rob, our cameraman, push in and show you. there's the taxi line outside of terminal 4. there's cameras all along the area i can spot five cameras and it helps get the word out of his description. what's he look like? what was he wearing? did he have money on him? they have to get in touch with the taxi driver to get information on where he took him, what he said and if there was a confrontation of any kind if he didn't have money. >> bill: thank you, laura ingle. more information when we got it. >> sandra: china claiming north korea has agreed to denuclearize after an unprecedented visit from kim jong-un.
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the president praising the progress and looking forward to his meeting with the dictator and lindsey graham is credited the president's hard line for the breakthrough. >> i don't want a war but i will stop you from building an icbm with a nuclear weapon on top to hit the american homeland. i think he has got north korea's attention. he convinced china he's serious and got them to the table. nobody else was able to do it. >> sandra: let's bring in washington post columnist marc thiessen is here. he's got everybody's attention with the meeting and travel to china. >> yes, absolutely. i don't want to be the skunk at the garden party but kim jong-un, he saw what happened to gadhafi after the capture of
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saddam hussein and secured a facility in tennessee and the obama administration launched a war where he was capture rebel forces and brutally execute ond video. i'm sure kim has seen that video and knew if he kept his nuclear program that wouldn't have happen. and ukraine had 2,000 nuclear missiles and signed the agreement with russia to respect their territorial integrity and then russia invaded ukraine and annexed crimea. i don't think he think third time's a charge. he's not interested in giving up his nuclear weapon. >> sandra: what did you make of this meeting in china? was this preparation for a coming summit for south korea and the u.s.? >> absolutely. he's trying to shore up his
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position into the talks. the purpose of these talks for kim jong-un is not to give up his nuclear program. what he's doing is try to buy time. right now north korea has a thermal nuclear weapon and have missiles with increasing range. they can't reach the united states yet but haven't married a nuclear weapon with a missile. it's a complicated task to put a missile on top. these buying time. his father came to an agreement with the clinton administration and secretly worked on his nuclear plan and promised to give up his pursuit of nuclear weapons and exploded one 12 years later. >> sandra: the administration said quote, the chinese government briefed us on the visit of kim jong-un and a person message from president xi to trump and see this further
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evidence that the sanctions are creating pressure for dialogue. and you just saw senator graham giving credit. is that where the credit is due? >> it's bringing kim to the table because he feels the pressure. and that's the trump strategy to ramp up the pressure and make him understand the only way this is resolved peacefully if kim jong-un understands trump means it when he says i will not allow you to threaten an american city. the best way to deliver that message is to look kim in the eye and say i'm not like my predecessors. i will not allow to you threaten the united states of america and if you don't stop we'll take out your capability. >> sandra: i want to get to the census question and the change in the question. 12 states are now suing the trump administration over this. the white house via sarah
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sanders responded yesterday. let's listen to what they're saying and then get your take. >> we've contained the question providing data necessary for the department of justice to protect voters and specifically to help us comply with the voting rights act which is important and a part of the process. this is something that's been part of the census for decades and something the department of commerce felt strongly should be included again. >> sandra: marc. >> the idea this is illegal as the california attorney general says is absurd. we asked question citizenship for 130 years. it was asked on the long form which is the form that goes to one of six resent -- recipients until obama took it out. it's still tart -- part of survey that goes to a portion of the population. why are liberals so upset? two things, money and power.
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they feel if if he question asked immigrants in major population centers won't participate and if that happens, they will reduce their population numbers. >> sandra: ultimately whose side does the law come down from? >> the federal administration. it's been asked for 130 years. the democrats are afraid of one, losing federal funds because they're done by census number, and two, congressional districts. why should illegal immigrants be counted if they can't vote. why should they be counted in deciding how many congressional districts a state gets and why should sanctuary be rewarded for being magnets for legal immigrants. >> sandra: it's a battle brewing and the number of states
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speaking out against that is growing. marc thiessen, happy wednesday morning. good to see you. >> happy wednesday to you. >> bill: the fbi doubling the number of staffers handling requests for paper work from congress about 1.2 million documents have been requested to investigate potential bias in the former clinton matter. jason chaffetz says it's not just the fbi to blame. he was with us last hour. >> attorney general sessions -- i don't see much of a difference between him and loretta lynch and eric holder. what's the difference? when you issue a subpoena from congress it's just a suggestion? it's just a request? there's no urgency you have to hit it by the deadline? i mean, congress refuse to stand up to them. they should be calling those people up and putting them in front of congress and raising their hand to have the attorney general testify. >> bill: from last hour. peter doocy's in washington. there's been a lot of pressure
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to comply. >> reporter: thousands of pages of documents how the fbi came to the conclusion nobody tied to the clinton e-mail server investigation should face criminal charges have been m.i.a. the house judiciary committee has been waiting and they patient ran out. bob goodlatte who sent the fbi a subpoena trying to figure out how andy mccabe figured into the decisions about not charging anybody and the fbi director now says it's time for the bureau to help lawmakers out. wray says as the director of the fbi i'm commit to ensuring the bureau is transparent and legitimate to congressional request. we've dedicated 27 fbi staff to review the records potentially responsive to chairman goodlatte's request. the number of documents is likely in the thousand. regardless, i agree the current pace of production is too slow.
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also on the to do list will be repairing documents on fisa abuse for law makers to read. >> bill: how involved has the attorney general been in urging the fbi to get things moving? >> reporter: very involved according to a justice department insider who spoke to our producer, jake gibson to say, quote, senior staff on both sides of the street have met on this and the fbi is getting called to the carpet. the attorney general is angry with how slow the process has moved when it comes to request from congress to the fbi. and there's no indication how long it will take the fbi to comply with the requests from congress but two shifts of agent will be working 8:00 a.m. to midnight until law maker satisfied. >> bill: bill. thank you, peter doocy live in washington. >> sandra: the immigration standoff in california. we will be speaking to one of the california mayors fighting
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back against those policies. >> bill: also, sandra, new developments in the case of a chinese-american being held by iran. how an upcoming decision could affect his fate. >> sandra: and stormy daniels trying to ramp up her legal battle against the president. alan dershowitz is here to react. >> look, i can tell you the president's denied the allegation. anything beyond that i'd prefer you to the president's outside counsel and his attorney. as we've addressed a number of times the president's denied the allegations and i have nothing further to add on that fronts.
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>> bill: the economy growing at a rate that was revived higher and marked increased gdp. checking the markets and the dow is kind of bored by it all. i always give mr. dow a break though. the whipsaw on monday and the whipsaw on tuesday, i mean, stocks have been -- what do we have a 1200 point swing, sandra. >> sandra: get ready for more volatility considering we're heading into an easter holiday weekend and the bigger swing. and a big jobs report will be coming up next week. >> bill: important stuff. >> sandra: for march and earnings seasons will kick off.
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>> bill: facebook's getting beaten up and so too is amazon today. these have been high flyers also. i wonder how many of you have changed your facebook habits over the past week. >> sandra: quite a few people. i know that for sure. >> bill: we'd like to hear you from on twitter. >> sandra: we'll have more on that come up, by the way. >> a state law is state law. it's my job to enforce state law. i will do so. and we want to make sure every jurisdiction including orange county understands what state law requires with the people and the subdivisions of the state of california. >> does that mean a lawsuit against the sheriff? >> i think i just answered that. >> sandra: california's attorney general with strong words for the sheriff of county as the they pushback against the state's sanctuary city laws by working more closely with federal immigration officials. the mayor of aliso viejo dave
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harrington is here. can you give us an idea of what residents are saying about all this. we report on this all the time and it's tough to hear what's going on the ground. what are you hearing? >> i'm hearing a lot of positive feedback. you get some people that conflate the issue of immigration with criminals that are being released from custody and making our communities less safe. the issue isn't good immigration it's about criminals who violate the further and get released without contact with immigration officials whatsoever to make sure they should be allowed back. by and large the feedback's been positive. >> sandra: why is it in the best interest then of your city to reject these sanctuary state laws. >> they make is less safe.
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i was a member of the sheriff department and public safety is what i did. when i look at policies that come out of sacramento, it's simple. does it make us less safe or safer. less safe. when you release criminals on the street and do that you're making your community less safe. people who should not be let out. i'm talking about people who should not be let out of prison. >> sandra: you weren't the first mayor to step forward and reject these sanctuary state laws. why did you decide to come forward now considering it might look like you were reluctant to do so before? >> it's a fair question. i drew inspiration from the city of lossal los alamitos and i drew inspiration from that and will
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join them and help them and the board of supervisors of our county is now doing it. you're seeing a lot of pushback and it's about time. >> sandra: mayor harrington, what did you think what you heard from the california attorney general not ruling out taking action against the orange county sheriff? >> i wish the attorney general in california took as much interest in the criminal activity in our state as he does as wanting to suit the trump administration or going after our local law enforcement. 8109 allows criminals to be unsupervised. an 8109 killed a cop in whittier. he doesn't seem interested in that and we had a suspect arrested with pounds of methamphetamines and he needs to reprioritize and maybe start looking at keeping our community safer and quit letting violent
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felons out of prison. we're looking at prop 57. we're looking at 10,000 convicted sex offenders who will be eligible for early release. i'd like to see him get more interested in stopping that nonsense instead of going after law-abiding citizens. >> sandra: do you think there's more of you out there? do you think there'll be a chain reaction here? >> i think you're seeing a chain reaction. you're seeing it happen. i've been contacted by several people who are interested this for their area not just orange county. i hope you will. i think the more people that stand up and fight for the rule of law, i think we'll be better off and i think you'll see more people joining. i hope so. >> sandra: mayor dave harrington. thank you for coming on this morning. >> bill: there are hundreds of protests in city hall at a major u.s. city. check it out. in a moment, what prompted this protest and reaction next.
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>> bill: seven americans have been released including a chinese-american a princeton graduate and that is getting renewed attention as the deadline on the iran nuclear deal quickly approaches. they renew it every three months. rich, good morning. family members say the u.s. government has a window now to secure this release. >> reporter: they do, bill. they're looking at may 12. that's the deadline president trump has given european governments to agree to change their iranian policies if they don't do that, the president says the united states is going to pull out of the iran-nuclear deal. so those who have family members held captive in iran are looking at this as a negotiating window
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to get their loved ones back to the united states. one case is that of a princeton graduate student. an american citizen and was in iran researching history for his ph.d.. iran claims he was spying for the u.s. and sentenced him to 10 years and he is married way young son and his wife is pushing the u.s. to include iranian captives in discussions regarding the iran nuclear deal. most were considered iranians and arrested and he was not born in iran or has never been an excellent. a senior official was negotiate the european governments about changes to iran policy but he says he also spoke with representatives from the iranian government and pushed these captives, americans held in iran as part of their discussions to return them to the united
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states, bill. >> bill: is the u.s. closer to getting a deal? >> reporter: they said they're taking this week by week. right now the negotiations are ongoing on iran policy, the iran nuclear deal and getting the captives and those arrested back to the united states. there are major issues between the united states and european governments. they've agreed on some things in theory when it comes to blastic missile -- ballistic mixes but -- missiles. but there's a lot of things in play. the trouble administration is pushing this for the iran behavior and the ballistic missile launches and activity around the region and what it's doing in yemen and elsewhere and the americans who are held there. >> bill: we could do an hour on this. rich edson thank you. >> sandra: stormy daniels and her lawyer trying to depose president trump and his attorney, alan dershowitz breaks down the legal arguments next.
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>> bill: and the growing gun violence in the city of chicago. are police hampered for clamping down on crime. one theory is the aclu effect. >> criminals on the streets of chicago became emboldened to carry guns a deterrent that decreased.
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>> bill: new this morning, the attorney general
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attorney for the former porn star, stormy daniels wants to depose president trump. there's a lot of to go through. harvard law professor emeritus alan dershowitz to take us through it. thank you for joining us. here's the statement from the attorney for stormy daniels. we expect to put the president and his fixer under oath in the coming months. sunday night, the interview with stormy daniels and there was a post-game show i've been saving for you. a democratic attorney from california and this is how he framed what he just saw on "60 minutes." roll it. >> i just am perplexed by all of this. i know that as a cnn in the i'm supposed to give you some smart
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legal insight here but i really am somewhat perplexed and bewildered by what the end game is here. i get the lawyer says he believes her. i believe both the women but at the end of the day it's so so what. >> bill: you respect him too. what do you think? is it a "so what" or not for you? >> i'm not at all perplexed. the end game is simple. to get president trump under oath and get him into a he said-she said swearing contest with one or three of these women. that's how they got bill clinton. they turned white water in and got him impeached based on perjury. i don't think the president trump is involved but if he
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testifies under oath of having had relations and there's a blue dress that turns out perjury, treason or other high crimes are are a case for impeachment. under no way can he testify about the relations. >> bill: so what will compel him to testify. have you three women with active allegations. the stormy daniels matter and the former playboy playmate who did an interview last week, and a former apprentice star out in the courts in new york. what can compel the president to testify? can he say no? >> he can't. the president must submit to a deposition if he's sued. and in one case in new york, you can sue the president if one of
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his agents denied he had relations. the words of the agent are attributable to the president and he can be sued. already the legal team made a dreadful mistake. they hired bob bennett. he got president clinton impeached and had him testify about his sex life instead of settling the case. i strongly recommended president clinton on the air, on this network that he either default or settle but under no circumstances should he ever have testified about his sex life. that's what got him impeached. and they're trying to hire them. what's wrong with them? >> bill: back to my point, what compels him to testify. lawyers do this all the time, delay, delay, delay. why could he not do that?
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>> yes, he took the case all the way to the supreme court, jones versus clinton and he lost 9-0. so you can delay but in the end, if he's sued, he will be compelled either to testify or default. i hope he has good enough lawyers to tell him, please, default. do not testify under any circumstances. don't walk into a perjury trap. if you do, that is a ground for impeachment. >> bill: you mentioned his legal team. lots of people say he doesn't have great representation. lots of people think he needs tougher criminal defense attorneys on his side. what do you think? >> i think he needs a well-rounded team of both insiders and outsiders. people who can make nice, play good cop to mueller and people who can be very tough and aggressive if it becomes necessary. that's hard to do. but if you're the president of the united states with all the resources you should be able to assemble a team. but i have to reiterate, whoever
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is giving him the judgment to hire the man that got clinton impeached you have to worry about that person's judgment. did they tell the president when they recommended bob bennett he was the man who walked president clinton into a perjury trap? i'd love to to the the answer to that question. >> bill: i did not get a good answer on you whether you think he has great representation. there's a lot of people on tv, in the building or washington that say he needs better defense. from your perspective, does he or not? >> you always need better defense. you can always do better than you currently have. he needs a team that includes experienced constitutional criminal lawyers and needs a team that includes people who negotiate with mueller. he has some of that team in place but i think he needs to enhance the team. >> bill: sir, i hope you come back. i've been listening to you for
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months now and bob mueller is not the answer you were going to give. thank you for coming on and i look forward to our next conversation. >> sandra: a sacramento council meeting yesterday protesters standing on tables demanding answers on the death of stefon clark shot and killed by police earlier this month. jonathan hunt joins us live from los angeles this morning. jonathan, protesters blocked the sacramento kings game too. >> reporter: it's the second time in a week with protesters and family members of stefon clark protested they surrounded the center and the kings officials decided to shut down every door at one point in the interest of public safety. it was tense. it was peaceful and very inconvenient for those trying to get to the game.
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listen here. >> it's inconvenient but i respect their message and understand both sides. i'm pro police but i'm also pro rights for everyone. >> i'm not against them protesting. i don't feel like they shouldn't be doing it, i just feel like right here ain't the right place. >> reporter: the game eventually went ahead. some fans did not get in. the crowd then dispersed peacefully having felt, in their view at least, they made their point. >> sandra: what is clark's family saying about all this? >> reporter: they're saying quite frankly that justice has not been done. they're saying quite frankly they don't believe justice will be done in the death of stephon clark. you're looking there at his brother being part of the disruption of a city council meeting last night calling out both the mayor, daryl steinberg and the sacramento police chief.
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listen here. >> the mayor wants to talk to me. they got my brother killed. he shows no emotion at all. >> stevante. >> reporter: steffon clark was killed march 18 when two police officers responded to a report of someone breaking car windows. they found stefon clark in his grandparent's backyard and thought he was holding a gun. turns out he had nothing but a cell phone on him. the police fired 20 shots. can hear some of them clearly there and then in the moments after the shooting, one of the police officers is heard telling the others to mute their body cameras. there will be a wake today in sacramento for stephon clark and a funeral is planned for tomorrow at which the reverend al sharpton will be among the
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speakers. those obviously, sandra, likely to be tense events. >> bill: someone in the crowd passing a cup of tea and the pontiff stops the mobile and takes a sip and says, whew, that's pretty good. let me get one more. he was drinking the traditional team from the pope's home country of argentina. it's trendy here in new york and across the country. damn the germs, give me the straw. >> sandra: i don't know. i guess we all drink out of the same cup at church. >> bill: correct on that. we do. >> sandra: facebook founder mark zuckerberg now agreeing to testify on capitol hill next
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>> bill: a new report shows a launch changed chemicals similar to when a volcano erupts. plasma levels returned to normal levels in the next hour.
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musk taking it up there. boom. >> sandra: i know you love that stuff. facebook founder mark zuckerberg will appear before the senate judiciary committee to answer questions as more facebook users are coming forward filing lawsuits over their handling of their personal information. joining me now is elizabeth harrington senior writer for the washington free beacon and a policy director jim kessler. what's this movement look like when mark zuckerberg testifies and is a man who's chosen to be very private and covered him many years and an interview is nearly impossible to come by and didn't like to speak publicly. >> reporter: he was uncomfortable on the cnn
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interview when he had to speak out. you want zuckerberg to testify and this is long overdue. facebook has been doing this for a long time. the obama campaign in 2012 did virtually the exact same thing that cambridge analytica though more effectively and got information from supporters and supporters's list. back then the media called them digital wizards. facebook was the ideal way to reach voters but now that a republican won the white house facebook became weaponized. now it's nothing new. this is their business model and not only theirs, but google, twitter, all social media. >> sandra: you have to think they are scrambling to come together and agree on a strategy for his testimony. >> i'm sure they are. facebook is one of the five largest most valuable companies
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on planet earth, okay. but this hearing is bigger than facebook. this is different than the obama administration. facebook's stock has been plummeting. zuckerberg isn't changing the privacy settings because someone did good analytics on facebook. there was fraudulent activity through cambridge analytica that did a something like a nigerian scam and got people to divulge information on what they said was an academic survey on a trump-aligned steve bannon aligned firm. this is beyond facebook though it's big and a behemoth. >> sandra: it's a great point. you have to think him showing his willingness to testify now puts pressure on the other big companies like google and twitter, froechl. -- for example, politico put out
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a piece this morning talking about the risks mark zuckerberg faces saying he doesn't often stray outside the confines of a tightly controlled social media confli conflict but he'll now be subject to grand standing. we'll be speculating until it happens. >> i like the line about the finger-wagging from members of congress and senators. that's exactly what this is going to be. it's going to be a lot of political grand standing. i'm not sure all that much is going to come out of it because we've seen these hearings before and it's unique because zuckerberg's never testified and there's outrage but at the end of the day it will be a lot of grand standing. i don't know how much it's going to change when this is the business model of all the companies. they profit off of our data and we have willingly given it to
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them. >> sandra: there's an understanding of privacy and in the latest news and turmoil for facebook, three users of the facebook messenger app are suing facebook saying they violated their privacy by collecting logs of their phone calls and text messages. this lawsuit was filed in the northern district of california. there may be more of those to come. >> i expect there will be more. the data is the new gold out there. it's used by firms and political firms and something we need to be very concerned about. what is your own and what is somebody else's. what we're going to see here, yes, you'll see finger wagging from congress, but don't forget, some of these members of congress, i remember when senator stevens of alexander referred to the internet as a bunch of toos. there's many senators that aren't that tech savvy but this is something we need ton concerned about and the new
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frontier. >> sandra: they'll have to be in preparing for this. >> bill: in a moment, a violent crime in chicago spiking why researchers say the aclu may be to blame.
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. >> bill: study blaming the aclu effect for the sharp rise for violent crime in chicago. what's this all about? mike tobin is there live and how do researchers claim can you blame the aclu for this? it follows the bob mcdonald case the police officer shot 16 times. all of it caught on dash cam. what followed was massive street demonstrations and ultimately an agreement with the aclu that chicago police would be required to fill out contact cards whenever they stop and frisk someone. according to the report, police stops fell off by
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82%. homicides jumped by 58%. and there are 1100 additional shootings in chicago. the researchers claim criminal stops fearing the police would check them for weapons. >> criminals on the streets of chicago became emboldened to carry guns. a deterrent effect decreased. and when there were more guns on the street, being carried by criminals, the predictable result is an increase in gun related crimes. and that's, of course, exactly what the data show. >> now, the contact card has 70 entries police are required to fill. in researchers say it takes 20 minutes to fill out that paperwork and therefore deters police from making stops. bill? >> bill: i imagine there has been a response from the aclu. what are they saying, mike? >> well, you can't disagree that the number of homicides did jump, particularly in 2016. however, the aclu says these researchers looked at the chronology and jumped to a conclusion. >> junk science. it makes claims that the math that it uses can show
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one thing caused another, when people who understand social science know that the most it can show is correlation. that two things might have happened at the same time. >> and the aclu claims that most of the entries on that contact card are required by the department not the aclu. bill? >> bill: mike tobin, thank you. watching that story in chicago. thanks, mike. >> you got it. >> sandra: the white house responding to the push back to reinstate the question of citizenship in the 2020 census. could a mounting legal challenge force the administration to reconsider? i had frequent heartburn, but my doctor recommended... ...prilosec otc 7 years ago, 5 years ago, last week. just 1 pill each morning, 24 hours and zero heartburn. it's been the number 1 doctor recommended brand for 10... ...straight years, and it's still recommended today.
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>> sandra: well, you could say some people are just born lucky. we are not talking but, hemmer, a comedian teenager winning $1,000 a week for the rest of her life after buying first ever lottery ticket. charlie la guard says she bought the $4 ticket to celebrate her 18th birthday. she says she plans to use the money for travel and for her education. okay. that might just be lucky.
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>> bill: good for her. >> sandra: right? a thousand dollars a week will go a long way. >> bill: how long is it going to last? >> sandra: good for her. >> bill: you got a big day? >> sandra: always, hemmer. how about you? >> bill: big day. >> sandra: good. "happening now" starts right now. >> jon: a fox news alert. more fallout from the administration's decision to reinstate a citizenship question on the 2020 census. good morning to you. i'm jon scott. >> i'm julie banderas. california taking legal action against the feds last night. other states with large immigrant populations planning to follow suit in a growing effort to block the question about citizenship status from appearing on the next census. they say the census is meant to count everyone and that these citizenship question is a blatant and illegal attempt to undermine that goal. the white house, however, disagrees. >> this is a question that's been included in every census


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