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>> tucker: all n >> tucker: all next week we are doing a special series on big tech. what are they doing to us? what are they doing to our children? judge jeanine in for sean tonight. handing it to her. hey, judge. >> judge jeanine: hey, how are you? >> tucker: couldn't be better. >> judge jeanine: almost the weekend. all right. thank you. welcome to this special edition of "hannity," the trump agenda. i'm jeanine pirro in tonight for sean. for the hour tonight we will highlight the major developments surrounding president trump's agenda including the administration's big gains on immigration reform, infrastructure, jobs, and so much more.en earlier today, the president touted some of those recent achievements during his speech in ohio. take a look. >> joined by our friends here in ohio, my administration is fighting every day to protect and defend and grow american
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jobs and you see what's happening all over the country. it's in ohio but it's all over the country. pouring back plants and factories. pouring back into our country. we have made history byac job-killing taxes. we didn't have one democrat who voted for that. r they want to raise your taxes. and they want people to come in from the border. and they want, i guess, want, i can't imagine they want, but certainly drugs are flowing across borders. we need walls. we started building our wall. i'm so proud of it. we started. we have 1.6 billion. [applause] and we have already started. you saw the pictures yesterday. i said what a thing of beauty. and on september 28th, we go further and we are getting that sucker built. and do you think that's easy?? people said, oh, has he given up on the wall? i never give up.p. we have unleashed american energy independence. energy exports are at record
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high and foreign imports are at their lowest level in much more than a decade. we're keeping our promises and the results are in. 3 million new jobs since election day. 3 million. unemployment claims are at their lowest level in 45 years. lowest level. 45 years. [applause] african-american unemployment has reached the lowest levels ever recorded. hispanic american unemployment rate has also reached the lowest levels ever recorded. we're going to bring our country to a level of b success and prominence and pride like it has never ever seen before. >> judge jeanine: joining us now live from the white house to break down the president's speech is fox news chief national correspondent ed henry.
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ed? >> judge, great to see you. the president at the top of that speech joked that he heard again and again back in the campaign that you can't win the white house without carrying the buckeye state. he obviously won ohio against the odds. it helped propel him here to the white house. he wants it again in 2020. and what he was doing was touting those economic gains he has made in just over aut year. but also the key part of the message today was a new push for his massive infrastructure plan, which frankly has been stalled in congress. the president trying to build on the momentum of his t tax cut as well as all the government regulations. he has been cutting. he said it was time to consider his 1.5 trillion-dollar infrastructure plan. the president said that in addition to stimulating the economy, it will create in the neighborhood of 300 to 400,000 more construction jobs over 10 years. despite the high price tag that will obviously add further to our soaring national debt, the president
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noted that while america used to be the envy of the world with its infrastructure, some parts of the nation how have roads and bridges in such disrepair that the conditions are almost third world. and that also gave the president an opportunity to put in a pitch again for obviously a key campaign promise, another bit of infrastructure, building the wall on the southern border. in fact, the president said he is so determined to do that, he went so far as to compare our southern border with mexico to the border between south and north korea. listen. a >> we spend billions of dollars in other countries maintaining their borders and we can't maintain our borders in our own country. is there something a little bit wrong with that? think of it. we spend billions and billions of dollars. look, north and south korea. 32,000 soldiers. their finest equipment. barbwire all over the place. we protect that whole thing. >> later in the afternoon as he arrived in florida to
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spend the easter weekend with his family at his mar-a-lago estate, the president tweeting again about the economy followingg up on that message you just heard declaring, "jobs, jobs, jobs, unemployment claims have fallen to 45-year low. together we are making the economy great again."e now in his speech, the president also boasting that the u.s. is "knocking the hell out of isis." he predicted the u.s. over time is going to be getting out of middle east, focusing more on priorities at home. he add the we are "getting that sucker built, meaning, of course, the wall on the southern border.. judge? >> judge jeanine: ed, thanks so much. >> good to see you. >> judge jeanine: all right. joining us now with reaction is former press secretary for vice president pence, marc lotter and former obama economic advisor austan goolsbee. all right, good evening, gentlemen, mark, i will start with you, the president certainly has a lot to talk about, 14 months, 15 months in with all of the numbers that he talked about with unemployment and jobs and 3 million new jobs since election day..
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i mean, there is pretty much a very positive message. it's kind of interesting that there would be any resistance towards his effort at least to create the infrastructure effort that apparently is stalled in congress. why do you think that is? >> well, it's basically what you just said. it's results versus resistance. and, in this case. the president has the results but he is not satisfied yet. he doesn't want to just make america great again, he wants to build and even better america again. that's where his focus is. he took that message right into the heart of blue collar ohio. he is going to take it around the country for the p next of the three years. that's the platform is he going to move this country forward with. >> judge jeanine: austan, you would agree, wouldn't you, that our roads and bridges are, certainly in need of repair and yet are, the democrats, as mark indicated, continue to resist. this is not a political issue. why wouldn't they come together to make sure that we repair our roads and bridges and get a better infrastructure? >> well, i do agree with
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you. i thought -- he ought to hire you guys to clean up his speeches. the actual speech there was -- you made it a lot morer coherent and on message. he was all over the place. i mean, is he talking about roseanne and talking about north korea. on infrastructure, it's not just the democrats. >> judge jeanine: austan, you know what? i have to interrupt you. they love him for that. that's why he got elected. people love his straight talk. >> okay. you may be right. but, on the issue of infrastructure, it's not just the democrats holding him up. what's going wrong is the president's infrastructure plan is not actually a plan for federal increase in spending on infrastructure of the size he is talking about.t. he is trying in his plan to put the cost onto the state and even the republican governors are saying they don't want to do that plan. so that's the problem. he has got to find more of a common ground. >> judge jeanine: mark? >> infrastructure has always been a federal, state, local partnership. and what the president ista
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talking about doing isis taking $200 billion and using that to leverage local, state, private sector moneys to the tune of 1.5 trillion. and that's the way we should be doing it. because right now there are too many states and local governments, especially in some of the areas in the northeast that they get most of their money from the federal government and they just go ahead and waste it. if they put more skin in the game, then maybe they will be better stewards of that money and making sure that the projects get built on time, under budget, and that's what the president is focused on. >> okay. i don't agree with that. that was not a correct statement. all across the country, historically, we have had 90% of the money paid by the federal government and they require a 10% match from the in every state, not justt new england. and this plan of the president is 200 billion that he is going to cut 200 billion from infrastructure in other places for a net increase ofn nothing.
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and shift it so that 80 plus percent of the cost goes to the states. that's why the states are opposed to the plan. you were asking why is this stalled in congress? it's because of that. >> judge jeanine: you know what, but austan, you also have to>> admit, the way to react to president trump if you are a democrat is to resist. but, mark, can you answer his question? >> he is absolutely right. it's always been a federal split. because so much of that money comes from the federal government, it is often wasted. when you put more local state skin in the game, which is what the president is calling on in addition to putting private sector money in, you know it will be better managed because it's their money, their limited resources that they are going to have to better lookur out for and make sure they are delivering projects that have the greatest impact to their taxpayers, to their economy. and that's where the president is focused on this. and it's the right focus.oc >> judge jeanine: called accountability. marc, austan, thank you for being with us tonight. >> thank you. >> judge jeanine: we'll have
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more on president trump's agenda in just a moment. first we have a developing story to bring you. just a few hours ago, attorney general jeff sessionsal responded to requests from chairman grassley, goodlatte, and gowdy to appoint a second special counsel. in the letter, sessions denied their request. but announced that he has appointed a senior federal prosecutor to lead the justice department's investigation into fisa abuse. d this comes after sessions told "time" magazine that his decision to recuse himself from the russia "the right thing to do." joining us now within analysis, fox news contributor sara carter and fox news legal analyst gregg jarrett. all right, a couple things. gregg, i'm going to start with you. i believe it was november 13th. for some reason that sticks in my brain as the date when the attorney general jeff sessions said he would consider the issue of a second special counsel. >> he was never going to consider it.nd >> judge jeanine: he said high
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level justice people will consider it and here we are the end of march. >> sure. >> judge jeanine: he is saying no special counsel. instead he is going to refer this fisa abuse to a guy from utah. >> right. john huber is his name. originally an obama appointee. i suspect this was all engineered. >> judge jeanine: by rod rosenstein. >> who is an obama-clinton acolyte, pals with barbara mccullski, the most liberal now former senator on capitol hill. sessions doesn't even realize that he is beingse manipulated and exploited. this is a guy who spent mostst of his career on capitol hill as a senator doing nothing. and suddenly he is in charge of the department of justice and the fbi and is he in way over his head. so he relies on people like rosenstein. >> judge jeanine: why utah? >> exactly. >> judge jeanine: if what we are looking at are problems created by the department of
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justice and the fbi by, you know, proffering an unverified dossier to a fisa court, sara carter, doesn't it make sense that these should be the last people to investigate this issue? >> well, i understand that argument and i did contact people within the department of justice and other sources of mine who know mr. john huber, who is a u.s. attorney in utah. one of the things that was mentioned here is the fact that he has not stopped from appointing a special counsel. that was reiterated to me over and over mr. huber has been working on this case, judge jeanine, since the fall. he has been on this since the fall. i have also been told that the inspector general, michael horowitz, has already made criminal referrals. so this doesn't mean that nothing's going to happen. i understand there is a lot of concerns, especially among congressional members who have asked for this. it doesn't also mean that
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the attorney general, jeff sessions won't call for a special counsel after michael horowitz's report is open to the. >> judge jeanine: sara, you didn't see us. gregg and i both looked at each other with all due respect it doesn't mean that he will call for a special >> i will be dead and gone by the time. >> judge jeanine: don't say>> that. >> special counsel sessions here's the problem. even with huber, >> judge jeanine: by the way, i don't know huber, and i mean no disrespect to him. i'mm sure he's fa belies federal prosecutor. >> he investigated national security issues and criminal issues. >> judge jeanine: that's great. how many united states attorneys are there? >> here's the problem. he is a part of the department of justice. you still have cops investigating cops. you have to bring somebody from outside the department of justice. huber is inside the department of justice. o the other problem is with the
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inspector general helping huber, he doesn't have jurisdiction over the main players who have left the fbi, james comey, sally yates, who left the department of justice, james rybicki, who has left the fbi. >> judge jeanine: what's interesting, gregg, the attorney general kept saying, let's let the ig do his job. you and i both know letting the ig do his job is letting time pass. more time passes, the less that's done. the bottom line here is everything seems to be a series of steps. why don't people just go and get it done? >> the other example i mentioned last night, the fbi has beenen not handing over more than a million documents requested. forget the nice request. forget the subpoena. if you have a special counsel,rg convene a grand jury, get a judge, get a warrant and go in there and seize it. go in with federal marshals and seize it.. that's the way you do it. if it were you or me, they would be armed with a warrant.t.
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>> judge jeanine: that's the reason that hillary clinton got away with so much. they signaled every move they were going to make. they sent in subpoenas. you go in with a warrant. i used to sign them all the time. i use to seek them. you get it done. you break in and do what have you got to do. by the ways, notice how quick the special counsel did it with paul manafort in the middle of the night. >> that's exactly right. >> that's a good example. you are absolutely right about that. one of the concerns here, judge jeanine, is the fact that rod rosenstein, he's reporting to rod rosenstein. if he is look at uranium one as well. remember rod rosenstein oversaw a lot of those cases when he was the u.s. attorney in maryland. and i don't know how that is not a conflict of interest. s there are some issues here that are very concerning. i understand what gregg isg. saying and that was something that i questioned as well. how can huber, who is part of the doj, be investigating bad guys in the doj? but i do believe things are moving forward in certain aspects. we saw that with the firing of andrew mccabe. i also believe we will see
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some criminal prosecutions down the road on this. >> statute of limitation are going to run on a lot of the them. you have to move expeditiously and they are not. >> judge jeanine: my understanding is that the united states attorney in arkansas isne the one that is looking at the clinton foundation. >> yes. >> judge jeanine: i read this guy is looking at the clinton foundation, too.on that makes no sense. how can you do both? >> absolutely. and they can't report to rosenstein. rosenstein's signature is on. so papers associated with russia's extortion bribery money laundering scheme that enabled the sale of uranium one. >> judge jeanine: that's right. and with respect to not just the clinton foundation, but the uranium one aspect is anyone looking at that, sara? >> yes, they are. >> judge jeanine: who? >> that is part of this investigation.y >> judge jeanine: huber or arkansas? >> huber is looking into this, as well as little rock. it's the fbi field office in little rock, arkansas, . we're still not clear as to why that initiated there.
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but i can tell you, this judge jeanine, there are five fbi field offices involved in this investigation. the only one we have heard of is the little rock, arkansas, office. but i can tell you there is four other fbi field offices involved in the clinton foundation investigation. >> you know what? i have confidence in the rank and file fbi agents, the field offices, the trouble is at fbi hoover headquarters in washington, d.c. >> judge jeanine: absolutely right. >> top echelon that appear to be quite corrupt. >> judge jeanine: there is no question. it's the worker bees and the fbi doing all the work. i understand, by the way, that memos go out to the field offices to get people to assist in the arkansas investigation, forensic accountants, that kind of thing. so that may be moving along. but you know what? i agree with you, gregg. i think at the end of the w day, we may miss a statute in a lot of these. >> i think you have already missed a bunch of statute of limitations. >> judge jeanine: don't say that.mi >> already missed the james clapper lying before congress statute of
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limitations three weeks ago, that's gone. >> judge jeanine: i heard clapper just did it again. what a shock. thank you, sara and gregg. coming up, president trump address to orange county, california, is standing up to the states sanctuary laws. m that and more as the special edition of "hannity" continues. ♪
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♪ >> walls, we started building our wall.i' i'm so proud of it. we started. we have 1.6 billion. [applause] and we have already started. you saw the pictures yesterday. i said what a thing of beauty. and on september 28th, we go further. and we are getting that sucker built. and you think that's easy? people said, oh, has he given up on the wall? i never give up.h
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you look at what is going on wrong in california. orange county. they have had it. there is a revolution going on out there. sanctuary cities where they protect criminals.y they protect murderers. they protect people that you don't want on the streets other places in california said we don't want that. first time they are speaking up.. >> judge jeanine: welcome back to this special edition of "hannity," the trump agenda. that was president trump earlier today talking about building the border wall and how orange county, california, is actually rebelling against the state sanctuary laws. our own griff jenkins is in california and has been speaking to local officials. griff? >> hey, judge, you know, the president really has found an ally out here in the sea of anti-trump resistance. let's put this in perspective. in orange county since january 1st, orange county sheriff's office has released 244 criminals, illegal immigrant criminals who committed crimes
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like drug dealing, drunk driving, assaults, back into the community, posing a threat potentially to the citizens of orange county. now, before california's sanctuary state law and the new sb-54 as it's known, these inmates would haves been turned over to the federal authorities or i.c.e. before the release for deportation. so, working under what current laws provide, the orange county sheriff's office has begun posting an inmate release date list. it's called the who is in jail list to try and help i.c.e. to apprehend these inmates when they are released. that's up and running now. if we went inside that jail in orange county, where hundreds more under this new state law will be released in the coming days, and we spoke with under sheriff don barnes. >> we're releasing thieves, drug addicts, drug possession. some of these crimes that normally are high ranking, high level crimes, because of some other legislation they are now misdemeanors. and that prevents them from being turned over to i.c.e. so, these are known criminals.
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they have extensive criminal backgrounds. we want to make sure that we have the ability wherever possible to help keep ourmm community safe. we don't do local law enforcement at the street level immigration enforcement. that's not our job. that's the job of immigration and customs enforcement. our focus is on criminals within the care and custody of the orange county jail system and every tool that we can use to make that information available for another agency's review that will help keep criminals off the street will always be our primary mission of the sheriff's department. >> and the sheriff is not alone in the orange county board of supervisors voted this week to join the trump administration's lawsuit against the sanctuary state law. they hope to block sb-54 because they believe it's in the interest of public safety, so we spoke also today to one of those supervisors, michelle steel, who is herself a first generation immigrant. here's what she had to say. >> what is your message too counties all across the country dealing with this threat? >> well, you know, even
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california, it's sacramento. it's not just that -- we have other different really bad laws that they introduced. so we tried to stop and other counties that they have to join us. so we are leading. i know exactly how it goes because i'm very sensitive about the immigration issues because, as you know, i'm a first generation immigrant. so you know what? at least i lead and people see that, you know what? this is not really right thing to do because public safety always comes first. >> steel says she believes this is just the beginning of law enforcement getting behind federal law enforcement. think about that for a second. you need a movement to get behind supporting federal laws? very interesting. and then, of course, we have governor brown and attorney general becerra leading things out here. one county just south of orange county, san diego county,
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and the specific city of esciondido. on the agenda for april 4th. the mayor there saying they believe a measure to join the federal lawsuit in support may actually pass. we'll find out more. we will be on top of this, judge, probably also going to talk to the local i.c.e. director here about how it's impacting him on his end of the receiving inmates and trying to track them down. judge?ng >> judge jeanine: griff, thanks so much. contributer dan bongino and immigration attorney francisco hernandez. what we have is the department of justice is suing the state of california saying that it is protecting immigrants and obstructing i.c.e. in their ability to perform the law.
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then have you the state of california saying we are going to protect everyone. now what seems to be the beginning of a trend where the counties are saying hey, wait a minute. we don't want to be a part of this sanctuary state. you just heard and i'm going to start with you, francisco. you just heard that hundreds of criminals were being >> your honor, your honor -- >> judge jeanine: was that a fact? did you and i just listen -- let's start with the same premise. >> your honor -- >> judge jeanine: that under sheriff said hundreds were released. >> your honor, same song, different jukebox. your honor, you were a judge. listen, you and i both knowe that federal law preempts any state law. what a cop-out by the sheriff.e so the sheriff takes an oath when he talks office to uphold the constitution of the united states and he is on national television telling us that he is willingly releasing peoplele that should have been
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already picked up by i.c.e. but, you know, let's abandon this sanctuary cities thing. you know that in texas, texas allows convicted felons to get their gun rights back after five c years. >> judge jeanine: we are not talking about texas, no, no. stop doing the two step on me. dan, what is your response?ng no, no, i don't care about texas. we are talking about california. talking about a state that has one of the biggest unemployment levels,s, that is almost at povertymp level. you have got criminals being c released and you are y laughing about it. hit it, dan. >> and you are letting that sheriff telling you it's okay to do it? >> go ahead. >> francisco is going to change the argument to be about texas because he knows he has absolutely no standing and no logical reason to defend this policy. judge, it's almost comical. >> because the law is preempted by the federal law.
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>> is this going to be a debate, or is this the francisco show? do you want to just go or are you going to let me talk? >> judge jeanine: come on, let dan answer. >> francisco, we were making a point about clearly, california is lying when they are saying they are looking to protect all the citizens of california. they are not looking to protect u.s. citizens inin california from people who entered the country illegally and then committed crimes and should be deported. entering the country without inspection is a crime. it's a crime. >> that's not what the sheriff said. >> judge jeanine: no, but, wait, francisco, wait. would you agree that california, the more it protects undocumented immigrants, thete more you are going to be going into debt because it will attract more people whoct are interested in education, medication, housing, and they drain the economy. they don't come in the wayhe everyone else comes in. >> that is my -- >> judge jeanine: that's exactly my point if i'm going to have g to pay for california when it goes under. >> can i answer the question?
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>> judge jeanine: hit it, go ahead. >> okay. a that's my point. you don't see convicted felons flocking to texas to get their gun rights back. t there is no such thing as a sanctuary state or it is a political phantom. why don't we get on immigration reform. >> judge jeanine: wait a minute, tell that to kate steinle's family. go ahead, dan. >> francisco, judge, he is just making this stuff up. he comes on a nationally televised show with 3 million viewers and he is literally making it up. you are right, francisco, sanctuary cities and states don't exist at all. >> don't exist.s it's a phantom. >> we are all making this up. everybody's just inventing. this every law enforcement >> officer take an oath first to uphold the constitution of the united states no city county or state is going to tell them to do otherwise.
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>> francisco, how many years have you spent in law kaenforcement? give us your total years in law enforcement? how many? >> 28 years. p >> okay. 28. where were you a police officer? i'm just checking here. >> you didn't ask if i was a police officer. enforcement. >> judge jeanine: law enforcement. what does that mean to you? >> what's your question? sanctuary cities are a political phantom. >> judge jeanine: you just represented on this show that you were in law enforcement. were you in law enforcement, yes or, no? >> well, that wasn't the question. no, i'm not in law enforcement. i would love to be a texas ranger quite frankly. >> unbelievable. he can't even -- >> but, your honor, you know. >> i was there at the a federal and local level so i have seen it on both sides. when there is an edict that comes down from your police department that says you don't cooperate with i.c.e>> and turn these people over when they leave jail, you know what? you don't turn them over oryo t you lose your job. waxing poetic on the air is total complete nonsense. >> why can't i go get them?
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>> judge jeanine: let me answery your question, francisco, the reason i can't go get them is because you are letting them out the side door and you are protecting them. >> nobody knows what they are getting out. >> they don't go out the side door.ig it's called immigration. >> judge jeanine: go ahead, dan. >> francisco, do you thinkas i.c.e. has enough agents to sit outside of every police department in the country.d >> they don't need to. >> they need help. >> they do because they are not being notified. >> judge jeanine: thank you, gentlemen. there are big developments involving president trump's policies on russia and north korea. allen west and congressman ron desantis weigh in next on this special edition of "hannity." stay with us. ♪ so i'm not happy unless my hands are dirty. between running a business and four kids, we're busy. auto insurance, homeowner's insurance, life insurance policies. knowing that usaa will always have my back... that's just one less thing you have to worry about. i couldn't imagine going anywhere else.
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♪ >> judge jeanine: welcome back to this special edition of "hannity," the trump agenda. relations are getting even colder. the trump administration condemned russia again today
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after moscow announced that it will expel 60 u.s. diplomats and close the u.s. consulate in st. petersburg in retaliation for president trump's decision to their diplomats and close a russian consulate in seattle. president trump's tough action was in response to russia's suspected poisoning of an ex spy and his daughter in great britain earlier this month. but that's not the only h foreign policy issue the president is dealing with today he also spoke about possibly holding up a major trade agreement with south korea until the nuclear situation in north korea gets resolved. take a look. >> i may hold it up until after a deal is made with north korea. does everybody understand that? do you know why? right? do you know why? because it's a very strong card. and i want to make sure everyone is treated fairly and we're moving along very
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nicely with north korea. we'll see what happens. certainly the rhetoric has calmed down just a little bit. wouldn't you say? would you say? and we will see how it all turns out. maybe it will be good. maybe it won't. and if it's no good, we are walking. and if it's good, we will embrace it. >> judge jeanine: joining us now, he is a member of the house foreign affairs committee, florida congressman ron desantis. also joining us, fox news contributor allen west. the rhetoric is clamping down a bit. that's all good. we are not hearing about rocket man and all the other stuff. from rocket man. so, i will start with you, congressman desantis. you know, you sit on the house intelligence committee. what we have got today with the expulsion of, you know, the russian diplomats and then their retaliation or tit-for-tat, although the issue is that we had a reason for the tat. it was the british spy who t
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was poisoned on the u.k. grounds. his daughter i understand is still alive. but is getting better. they had no reason, other than retaliation. what does that tell you about russia and the united states? >> tells me that under the trump administration, they've had a policy of being very firm against russia, which is in contrast to the obama administration. you remember when obama was in, they tried to reset. they did nothing when russia invaded crimia, made incursions into ukraine. went into syria. what has this president done, donald trump, since he has been in office? he has provided lethal aid to ukraine so they couldld defend themselves. obama wouldn't do that he provided missiles to poland so they could defend themselves. he struck assad in syria which obama wouldn't do and forced the red line. and really committed to youu expanding america's oil and gas capability. russia, at the end of the day, you know, they have nuclear weapons but they are a big gas station and to the extent we are challenging them with exports to europe,
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that's going to weaken putin. this is a president that's been strong against russia.pu >> judge jeanine: colonel allen west, when we talk about a cold war and there is talk now that we may be entering into a new phase, which is almost ironic, given the fact that the democrats keep saying that the trump team colluded with russia and after 15 months they have come up with zilch. do you think we are entering a new cold war era? >> without a doubt, judge. we are getting there when vladimir putin was asked about the greatest the a disappointment he had in the 2,020thh century, he said it was the collapse of the soviet unio soviet union. he's trying to reestablish the russian hegemonic dominance. you saw the threats he made to lithuania and estonia. congressman desantis has talked about the threats he has made with crimea and ukraine. he has done that because he has not seen a very strong
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policy. you are starting to see that type of strong policy and with the announcement that john bolton is going to be the national security advisor, i don't think you will get the same type of weak and feckless advice that a susan rice was giving to president barack obama. >> judge jeanine: ron, you are nodding your head. >> yeah, i mean, john bolton, it's a very strong voice, very clear thinker. and i think that importantly he knows how the bureaucracy works and so he is going to be instrumental in getting the bureaucrats to actually enforce president trump's policies, which they haven't been, you know, as willing to do as they were under obama. i think it was a really good choice and i do think thatat you will see positive results in terms of the execution of the trump foreign policy.. >> judge jeanine: you know, what about with the president talking about, you know, the north korea situation and the fact that, you know, he has got a strong card now, allen, as it relates to north and south korea? >> well, it's been very interesting. we know that kim jong un,
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the first time he ever left north korea was this week to go and travel and sit down with xi jinping in china.ea i think that china and south korea are very nervous. they understand that the president, number one, it's not about strategic patience. number two, they know the president will put pressure on china and definitely pressure os north korea. he is not backing down. and so they find themselves in a very precarious situation. and i think xi jinping wants to make sure that kim jong un is very clear and understanding that china cannot have a korean peninsula that is friendly to the united states of america, japan, or our allies. as opposed to china. china cannot afford for an implosion to happen in north korea with the mass influxion of refugees and also the loss of the hydro electric power plants that provide a lot of electricity for those northern provincesel in china. >> judge jeanine: interesting. back to you, congressman desantis. you know, we saw kim jong un for the first year of the president's administration,
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first 13, 14 months, you know, setting off those icbms and, you know, with all the name calling and saying we were going to get a birthday present, you know, on the fourth of july andw all that other stuff. all of a sudden he is starting to dress in kind of western gear, kind of. he is making trips outside of his country. what's do you think has caused this man to do this abrupt turn around? >> well, i think it's the pressure that the president and his administration have put on north korea and on china to a certain extent. and we have made more t progress on -- look, we are a long way to go. it's a very difficult problem. kim jong un is a thug. the trump administration hasas made more progress in 15 months than his predecessors did in the last quartermo century. a lot of work left to do, but i think the president deserves credit that we're on the brink of potentially finally getting some good resolution here. >> judge jeanine: very quickly finally, allen, the whole
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idea of without the russian diplomats here, we are also, in addition to the cold wars you mentioned, entering a new period where there can bee continuing cyber attacks. you don't really need to be on the homeland. you know, they call them hybrid warfare, hybrid attacks. that's certainly a potential, yes? >> yes, that's that new dimension of warfare. we see that from china and russia and north korea. i think that's one of thet' critical things when the president sits down with kim jong un to get them to curtail their cyber warfare programs and their aggressive actions as well as he needs to express that to china. without a doubt, we need to understand we have got to block russia in every way, shape, form, and fashion. >> judge jeanine: all right. thank you very much,ry congressman. and coming up, president trump today gave a stronger warning to his supporters about this year's midterm elections. t larry elder and doug schoen react next as this special edition of "hannity"
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>> we have a very important election coming up. they don't like the wins we have been getting. they don't like the committee, the they don't like that the economy is so strong. they don't like they don't have one vote on the tax cuts. not one vote. we should do well. history says that when you win the presidency, that party doesn't do so well in the midterms because people get complacent. they get complacent. we cannot be complacent. we have the greatest economy. maybe ever, maybe in history. we have the greatest economy we have ever you know, the expression from, i guess it was bill clinton. "it's the economy, stupid." well, it is the economy. >> judge jeanine: welcome back
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to this special edition of "hannity," the trump agenda. that was president trump today during his speech in ohio touting his historic tax cuts and warning his supporters that they cannot be complacent in this year's midterm elections. joining us now is salem nationally radio host larry elder and former clinton pollster doug schoen. i will start with you, doug, since you are sitting here and there is no question that the president's numbers are going up, that no one can really deny that unemployment is almost at all-time low. we have added an enormouss number of jobs since he came into office. what's to complain about? >> well, it is really the structural issues, i think that are working for the democrats. first, as the president said, there is a natural inclination to vote against the in party in the midterms.
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the democrats are plus seven now on the generic vote. there are 25 republican congressman up in districts hillary won and 40 republican retirements. this suggest to me the democrats have a real shot to win the house. >> judge jeanine: what do you say to that, larry? >> i say that he is right. they have a real shot to win the it certainly is true that in these off year elections i think only two times has the party in power not lost seats. but one of those is fairly recent. that was george w. bush. look, the economy is booming as you pointed out, judge. people open up their paychecks and saw more money. only one person is responsible for that and that is donald trump. you can talk about the stock market and housing appreciation and a lot of things. the left will say all he is doing is following the same politics of barack obama. if that's true, why do you hate him so much and b, you can't say that opening up your check and seeing more money. that's donald trump.
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come the fall, a whole lot of people are going to beru worried about throwing out the republicans and putting a drag on trump by putting in democrats.em if i were a democrat i wouldn't be on that optimistic about taking over the house. it's still going to be an uphill fight. >> judge jeanine: there is no question, doug, this president is right. normally midterms, historically, traditionally. and i agree with both larry is saying. when they lookh at their checks and if the republicans can get out thee message, hey, look, not one of those democrats want to do to have that money in yourr check. not one of them want 417 companies that put bonuses they didn't have last year. but would you agree that the left is so energized? >> yes. it's something else. you speak and larry speaks about donald trump. the real problems for the republicans is the t republican congress, paul ryan, mitch mcconnell whose approval is about 18% now. and so the democrats, if they are smart, will run not only against trump, but
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against the congress, and that is a fruitful way to proceed. >> judge jeanine: okay, larry. >> and, judge, that's exactly what the republicans are going to do. they are going to run against nancy pelosi and that side of the congress. they are no more popular. >> i wish she was gone,ul larry. i wish she was gone. >> congress is not popular. pardon me, you wish she was gone. >> judge jeanine: we are all agreeing. >> i'm agreeing that nancy pelosi is a mill stone around the democrats, conorr lamb in pennsylvania won because he ran away from her. my advice to my fellow democrats is stay as far as a away from the far left and nancy pelosi as possible. >> judge jeanine: go ahead, larry. >> doug, and my brother kirk are the most reasonable democrats. >> thank you, larry. >> conor lamb ran because he ran very much like trump. he adopted the tax cut plan. talked about all of that and ran against nancy pelosi.n. is that the democratic party that the left really want, a party that's a lot more like trump? i don't think so.
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but i would prefer to to the party that's nancy pelosi and harry reid. >> judge jeanine: you know whatg i have to tell you, gentlemen, i don't even know what the democratic party is anymore. are they the antifa's who are against free speech? the gun hating second amendment people? are they run-of-the-mill? >> you know, we don't know. the democratic message is going to be resist andnd hopefully move to the center. but even if it's resist, they have a fighting chance to win. >> judge jeanine: all right, larry and doug, thank you for being with us. more of this special edition of "hannity" right after the break. stay with us. ♪ br
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♪ >> judge jeanine: welcome to this special edition of "hannity: the trump agenda." unfortunately, that is all the time we have left this evening, as always, thanks so much for being with us.
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