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leaving your house with the dryer on. don't ever do that. >> clean your dryer. >> we'll talk to him in the "after the show show". see you tomorrow morning, everybody. >> bill: there is growing outrage in new mexico after a judge grants bail to five extremist muslims accused of abusing and training children to become school shooters. nearly a dozen starving children rescued, a 3-year-old found dead on the property. the judge in that case is receiving death threats. one of the suspects still in federal custody. another turned over to immigration, three others given bail. we're live on the ground later this hour on that story. first, though, backlash, turkey escalating tensions with the trump team as the president fights for the release of the american pastor still held there. i'm bill hemmer. welcome back. >> julie: i'm julie banderas.
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turkey has rejected an appeal to free pastor brunson as they ramp up pressure on one another. the state department saying pressure won't stop until all the americans being held in that nation are sent home. >> we've been very clear with turkey about our expectations and desire to have our people brought home. pastor brunson gets the bulk of the attention in the news and from a lot of folks. but it is just as important to us to have the nasa scientist brought home as well as our three locally employed staff who were working at our mission in turkey and have been detained for quite some time as well. >> julie: david lee miller joins us with more. >> julie, the political as well as the economic dispute between turkey and the united states has continued to escalate this morning. relations between the two countries have gone from bad to worse. turkey's trade minister announcing a short time ago his country is increasing tariffs
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on 22 different items that are imported from the u.s. for example, tariffs on cars and liquor have tripled. paper, beauty products and rice have doubled. the new tariffs are expected to raise more than $500 million in revenue. yesterday the turkey's president announced his country will boycott all electronic products. he accused the u.s. of attacking the turkish economy. >> two things we can do against this. take an economic stance, the other one is taking a political stance. we have taken the measures necessary for our economy and we will continue to do that. >> in the last year turkey's currency has plummeted more than 40%. the morning it rebounded slightly due to a change in bank regulations and hope with improved relations to the europey union. and they refused to release
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brunson from detention. the trump add inis traition has called for his release. in retaliation doubled tariffs on turkish steel and aluminum. brunson's legal efforts to be released from house detention will be taken to a higher court in turkey for consideration. julie, if he is convicted of the charges that he now faces, he could spend the next 35 years behind bars in turkey. julie. >> julie: david lee miller, thank you. >> bill: back at home now. another night of primaries and some big news with some big headlines. in wisconsin democrat tony evers won that primary setting up a race between he and scott walker. in minnesota the trump effect is playing out. jeff johnson takes the republican nomination for governor defeating tim pawlenty who was a big trump critic trying to make a political comeback.
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in vermont democrats made history by nominating christine hallquist, the first transgender person running for governor in history. i'm looking for a them. "wall street journal" headline. political outsiders progress in state races. is it still the year, the two-year advance of the outsider, tom? >> i think it certainly is. you see that rendered in the results we've seen coming in overnight. i also think quite interestingly you have seen this rejection perhaps of what some might have been saying was a growing sentiment by people like jeff flake, senator mccain, and to have republicans push back against the president. the president has, i think, been somewhat vindicated in terms of at least his control of the republican party narrative in last night's results. look at minnesota, for example.
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but it is interesting to see quite how much across the country whether democrat or republican voters seem to have a vested interest in having newcomers come into the field. they evidently don't have that much faith in the old comers, the establishment. >> bill: and he may have been the guy who threw the door open two years ago. the tweet from the president. great republican election results last night. so far we have the team we want. eight for nine in special elections. red wave, you mentioned it. take it a step deeper. how do you see the trump effect right now? >> well, i think the primary benefit for the president is that he can galvanize specific candidates in specific races where those candidates are obviously aligning themselves with his message and his ability to bring out voters. i think that remains strong to motivate the base. i suspect you will see a lot more rallies from the president running up to november.
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but, of course, democrats also have this sense both of optimism and on their side anger. their base very much dislikes the president and so they will turn out. so i think we're heading into a very interesting mid-term election. we look at the polling data flipping around the curve, you know, anything could happen. >> bill: scott walker is fighting for his life yet again in wisconsin. how do you see that shaping up when you know that democrats have tried to take that seat from him going back eight years now and he has survived? >> he is the great survivor. i also think in terms of some of the recent changes to federal law in terms of unions what scott walker has done with unions in wisconsin, it will be interesting to see how much that -- that democratic anger factor can calibrate against scott walker's ability to be a great survivor. i think if you look at
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actually, though, the amount of money he has organized. the sense of organization there, he probably feels that he has a pretty good shot at holding on. but again, it is going to be interesting. >> bill: no doubt. cook political report. they're moving three more republican house races to a toss-up, away from the republican. uphill fight. last comment on that come november. >> it's an uphill fight but we've seen this before earlier in the year and again that trend line moves in different directions. if we keep seeing positive economic data it will be much easier for republicans to say look, you're on right track. you know it in your wallet. >> bill: that will be their story. tom rogan, nice to see you. talk to you real soon. >> julie: the gop governor primary in kansas secretary of state kris kobach beats chris
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collier there. still ahead on "america's newsroom" we'll be joined by kobach to discuss that victory and much more. history made for the democrats, republicans say they've got it in the bag. we'll have to wait and see. >> bill: i think the oklahoma race was interesting, too. they were really neck and neck. a lot more coverage coming up. >> julie: tensions escalating between president trump and former aide omerosa manigault new man. the trump campaign claiming she broke her non-disclosure agreement. white house officials facing questions about the ugly war of words between president trump and omerosa. >> this has absolutely nothing to do with race and everything to do with the president calling out someone's lack of integrity. >> not only have i never
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personally heard the president use a racial slur against anyone in the two plus years i've been at his side i never heard omerosa complaining about the president doing that. >> julie: kevin corke has the latest. >> good morning. white house officials primarily tell me it's one of the most challenging things to work in the white house. you never know what the boss will say or will tweet. in the case of omerosa he has certainly said and tweeted plenty including yesterday's dog comment yesterday and that has raised eyebrows across the country. some have suggested the new book omerosa has out called "unhinged" is her chance to settle some scores. if you listen to her tell it, she thinks it is a chance to set the record straight against the president. >> he has actually taken more time out. in fact, sending nine, 10 tweets. i don't know the count, to
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attack and silence me. it makes me very concerned. i think all americans should be concerned that the united states president would behave this way. and would be so consumed with someone that he cannot continue to fulfill the duties of this office. he is unfit. he is mentally impaired. and he is doing damage to the republic. >> white house officials have been agas at the vitriol coming from someone they promoted and supported professionally. late yesterday they were still -- >> the president feels he should be defending himself and reminding everyone that he has given her many chances, including all the way here to the white house. >> kellyanne conway with bret baier at the white house. another issue to keep in mind, julie, is the non-disclosure circumstance. you may have read this yesterday the trump campaign, not the white house, the trump
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campaign is pursuing an arbitration against omerosa claiming she violated the terms of her non-disclosure agreement. if she loses it could cost her millions of dollars. a civil action, not a criminal one. julie. >> julie: all right, kevin corke at the white house. >> bill: more to dig into this next hour. talk to former deputy trump campaign manager david bossie. he will be our headliner next hour on "america's newsroom." another alert now, dozens killed after a busy bridge collapses in italy. at least 35 cars plunge right off the edge. rescue crews still digging through the rubble. the latest on their efforts coming up in moments. >> julie: plus this. paul manafort's criminal case could be in the hands of a jury as early as today. his team says the prosecution didn't meet their burden of proof. which way will this go? alan dershowitz will be here with analysis. >> bill: looking forward to that. 24-year veteran of the f.b.i. says the firing of peter strzok was justified and that he and
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james comey and andrew mccabe should all stand in shame and dishonor. we'll talk to him coming up in a moment next. >> the president is saying let's investigate both sides of this equation. you have now peter strzok left. everybody saw him testifying in front of congress. he looked like a punk with a smirk on his face. watch me. ( ♪ ) mike: i've tried lots of things for my joint pain. now? watch me. ( ♪ ) joni: think i'd give up showing these guys how it's done? please. real people with active psoriatic arthritis are changing the way they fight it. they're moving forward with cosentyx. it's a different kind of targeted biologic. it's proven to help people find less joint pain and clearer skin. don't use if you are allergic to cosentyx. before starting cosentyx you should be checked for tuberculosis. an increased risk of infections
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>> i think what's important that peter strzok got fired. you have peter strzok, andrew mccabe, jim comey, bruce ohr is still at the department of justice. why? when we know he was in cahoots with christopher steele trying to dig up dirt on donald trump. the president is saying let's investigate both sides of this equation. >> bill: the f.b.i. fires peter strzok over the anti-trump text messages. a former top f.b.i. official calls strzok's termination justified. he has written a stinging op-ed
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about it. the author is chris swecker with me now, former f.b.i. assistant director of the f.b.i. sir, thank you for your time and i know you knew andrew mccabe and james comey. i don't know how well. perhaps you can characterize how well your relationship ran. >> well, i worked with former director comey when he was the deputy attorney general. i have met andrew mccabe and these are people who have done service in the government over extended period ever time and it was very disappointing to see what they did when they became the comey skinny inner circle as it's been referred to. these are people that violated a number of rules and procedures. they did self-serving leaks. they did the very thing they were investigating hillary clinton for, using their personal email for official business. sending classified information on personal email. they violated all these rules and procedures and try to wrap
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themselves in the mantel of the f.b.i. and represent themselves as heroes. that's what myself and many current and former colleagues deeply resent is the way they reflected poorly on the bureau and yet tried to wrap themselves in the mantle of the f.b.i. and the fidelity, bravery and integrity that they violated. >> you said they should stand in shame and dishonor to live up to the core f.b.i. values. america is better off with the firing of these three. they would argue they were acting out of honor and duty, chris. how do you merge those two? >> you just can't. there are bad ceos in the corporate world and in in case the f.b.i. got a bad ceo and promoted the other people up three levels in a year or so to complete that inner circle. they were yes men. they didn't think the rules applied to them.
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they set their own personal judgments about trump and put their finger on the scale and thumb of the scale of the clinton email investigation and very aggressively pursued the trump investigation or the russia investigation. the mantra of the f.b.i. you go in with blinders and integrity and conduct a thorough, objective investigation. none of which happened in either case here. >> bill: if you believe that, then other people within the f.b.i. probably believe it as well. would you agree with that? and if that is the case, how do you think your opinion affects the mueller matter? is this whole thing tainted or can you get around that? >> well, first off i've heard from hundreds of my current and former colleagues who agree with this. they don't think that these three people represent the f.b.i. and the good men and women of the f.b.i. to your question about the special counsel mueller, i've worked directly under mueller. i think he has integrity.
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in my over 400 meetings saw him indicate bias or political persuasion. i'm not crazy about his team. i don't think he will frame anybody up. however, the origins of the investigation are in question, the dossier, the fisa, the information used in the fisa, the type of information that they used to gin up the investigation needs to be looked at. i hope the inspector general looks at that. i believe the russians are trying to undermine our democracy in a deadly serious way. i think the special counsel can get at that if -- just allowed to do his business. >> bill: interesting answer there. if you believe the original point and the investigation was tainted, how then can you move forward on this? how do you separate that part of the investigation from what you describe that at the end about the russian interference?
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>> the core of the case, the russian espionage is not in dispute whatsoever. the question is whether people within the trump campaign assisted, conspired, went along with, traded dirt for lessen up on sanctions and ease up on sanctions. that's the question mark. really, the origins of the investigation go to whether the trump campaign had something to do with it. you need to go all the way back to the dossier and the original information, which we haven't seen. that's what the f.b.i. needs to produce. >> bill: you're keeping an open mind is what i hear from that answer, correct? >> that's correct. >> bill: let's see where it goes. >> we know the russians are trying to undermine us and up to no good. >> bill: hope you come back. chris swecker, thank you for your time in oak hill, north carolina today.
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thank you. >> julie: a judge in new mexico now receiving death threats after granting bail to five muslim extremists charged with child abuse. after the discovery of that disturbing remote compound leaders from that community are not happy. we'll be speaking to one of them straight ahead. >> bill: also new developments in that terror attack in london. british police identified the suspect who plowed into pedestrians outside the parliament building. back to that story in a moment. >> whether that area outside should be further physical work done is a matter that will be discussed. this is the ocean. just listen. (vo) there's so much we want to show her.
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after the deadly bridge collapse in italy. at least 39 reportedly dead. italian authorities blaming the disaster on a lack of maintenance. here are stunning pictures here. engineering experts sent warning that a 51-year-old bridge was if deteriorating mode and possibly dangerous. apparently the warnings were ignored. a live look at the scene as crews keep working to clear the debris at 3:25 in the afternoon italian time. several vehicles crushed in the rubble as you can see. about a 650 foot section of that bridge just obliterated. >> julie: fox news alert on the latest suspected terrorist attack in london. british authorities identifying a suspect from yesterday's attack after a driver injured three people before crashing into barricades near parliament. police say the 29-year-old british national is originally from sudan but they are still working the try to piece together a motive.
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it was the sixth attack targeting westminster in the last year and a half. >> they want to completely change our way of life and want us to be afraid and stop doing what we want to do the lead a normal life in the u.k. we are not going to give in or change our lifestyle. >> julie: benjamin hall joins us live from london. >> the man who carried out this attack is still not talking to police and not cooperating in any way. we've been able to learn more details about him based on people who spoke to him and neighbors of his and what they're saying is that they're trying to find out how he was radicalized and how he came to carry out this attack and whether or not there may be more threats out there. the car has been removed from the scene after forensic analysis. experts say it is remarkable that more people weren't injured or killed adding that the attack itself seemed very badly planned.
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29-year-old is a sudanese immigrant what received british citizenship. he is being held by police for an act of terrorism as well as on suspicion of attempted murder. three properties are now being searched in nottingham and birmingham where he lived above an internet cafe. he studied accounting at university but dropped out if may of this year. he also studied at sudan university before moving to the u.k. and he was not known to the mi5 or security services. what police do know is that he drove down to london from birmingham the night of the attack. arrived in london around midnight. what he did between midnight at 7:37 when the attack was carried out is unknown and police are asking for witnesses. also very interesting one of the apartments they're searching is in an area of birmingham known for extremist links. the first u.k. suicide bomber came from there. one of the 9/11 financiers came from there and the attacker who
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carried out a car attack in march last year. that's where police are focusing to see if this hot bed of radicalization is where this man became radicalized himself. >> julie: thank you. >> bill: a horrific new report from pennsylvania. supreme court there detailing the alleged sexual abuse of more than 1,000 children by at least 300 catholic priests. more on these developments and this disturbing story from the keystone state coming up in a moment. >> julie: the end is near for paul manafort's criminal trial as closing arguments are set to begin any moment now. how a lack of witnesses from the defense team could affect the outcome. alan dershowitz is on deck next with that. >> they worked here for a year and didn't have any of these things to say. in fact, everything she said was quite the opposite and not just the year she worked here, but the time that she spent on the campaign trail and i think it's really sad what she is doing.
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>> bill: the trial against former campaign manager paul manafort. closing statements about to get underway after the defense team rested its case yesterday without calling a single witness. meaning the jury could begin deliberating on 18 bank and tax fraud charges as early as this afternoon. harvard law professor alan dershowitz will examine that in a moment. we'll begin with catherine herridge outside the courthouse. good morning there. >> thank you, bill. good morning. the federal judge t.s. ellis iii has given the prosecution and defense each two hours or less to make their closing arguments this morning. the judge has also set aside 90 minutes for his instructions to the jury. the key thing to watch is how the judge tells the jury to deal with his own comments from the bench about evidence and witnesses. specifically the government's
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star witness and manafort's former business partner rick gates. gates testified that manafort was somebody who knew all about the finances, who knew where the money was going and he would have understood that they were committing a fraud and trying to avoid federal taxes. let's go to the graphic. mr. manafort in my opinion kept fairly frequent updates, gates testified. mr. manafort was very good at knowing where the money was and where it was going. then judge ellis interjected. he didn't know about the money you were stealing, so he didn't do it that closely. prosecutors have argued those comments had the effect of undercutting the government's star witness. the defense chose not to call their own witnesses. not to present their own evidence and the lead attorney spoke briefly to reporters about that strategy. >> we believe the government has failed to meet their burden of proof and rested on that. >> what do you say to those who say it makes your client look
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guilty. >> we live in the united states of america and you are innocent until proven guilty and we don't believe the government can meet that burden. we are very confident. >> this is an incredibly complex case because it deals with bank and tax fraud. tens of thousands of documents, bill, there are dozens of witnesses. but it really comes down to three basic principles. number one, what did manafort know? number two, when there were efforts to avoid taxes and to commit bank fraud, was this done willfully by manafort? and has the government and prosecution presented direct evidence that manafort knew or are they asking the jurors in this case to infer that knowledge, bill? >> bill: a lot to follow. we'll see how deliberations begin. catherine herridge there. >> julie: joining me for more
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on this alan dershowitz, the author of the book "the case against impeaching trump." thank you for coming back. let's talk about this. there is a lot to go through and these jurors have been given a lot of information and documents, a lot of witnesses on the prosecution side. not so much on the defense. we'll get to that in a second. what does each side need to do in closing arguments today? >> i think the key question is whether or not trump's name will come up during the deliberations, during the instruction. the judge has tried hard to keep them out. the judge has essentially been siding with the defense. the judge doesn't like this case. he thinks manafort is on trial not because of what he did but because they want to get him and squeeze him and make him sing or compose. somehow if that gets itself into the case it's a knife that cuts both ways. the association with trump could hurt among some jurors, could help with some jurors. that's the 9,000 pound elephant in the room, donald trump.
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the next question is what instructions the judge will give on this issue. judges have a way of giving positive instructions if they think the defendant is innocent and negative instructions if they think the defendant is guilty. then finally, the hardest decision that was made by the defense and defense lawyers whether to put manafort on the stand. everybody knows that juries want to hear from the defendant. despite the presumption of innocence and the fact that you can't infer guilt from not testifying. they always want to hear the defendant and they want to hear him deny what happened. now, the lawyers will make that denial for him and we'll see how strong that denial becomes. >> julie: typically defense attorneys don't necessarily want their client, their defendant, to take the stand because they could potentially end up perjureing themselves or worse. the defense didn't have to present anything during the trial because it is entirely the responsibility of the prosecutors to prove their case. but there was a lack of
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witnesses for the defense. how could that hurt them? >> well, the argument for the defense will be look, the burden of proof is entirely on the prosecution. they gave you two witnesses, both of them were given deals. both of whom were admitted criminals and liars and both of whom -- one of whom stole money from him and that statement the judge made is very powerful. i mean, if manafort knew everything that was going on the gates how come he didn't know that gates was stealing money from him? that's a very strong argument. you'll hear it from the defense over and over again. that echoes what the judge said. so i'm not going to ever second guess a defense lawyer's decision whether to put his client on the stand. you also open him up to evidence that would otherwise not be admissible against him. character evidence. lawyers generally make that decision. i put witnesses on the stand and made decision not to put
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witnesses on the stand. a very hard decision. the evidence does seem on its face sufficient. the question is, is it believable and credible? that's an issue that only -- only the jury will decide. they'll get an instruction on that and be told you should look cautiously about testimony given by people who have an interest in testifying because it helps them. >> julie: you think mueller is waiting for a verdict to figure out how to proceed on the russia investigation? >> i think that's right. he has a second shot. if he wins this, he will start squeezing right now. but if he loses this he has a case in washington, d.c. where he will have a more sympathetic jury and judge. so he has two shots and he thinks he is going to win at least one of them. >> julie: i want to switch gears here to the white house and president trump suing omerosa. if president trump has his way omerosa will owe millions for
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breaking her confidentiality deal. the trump campaign is saying that when she went ahead and campaigned with the trump campaign, that she signed a confidentiality agreement and so coming out and calling the president a racist and dishing other west wing dirt essentially breaks that confidentiality agreement. so after hearing evidence an arbitrator will either dismiss the charge or slap her with fine. the question, is it clear the agreement was binding and do they have the case, the trump campaign that's suing? >> well, the agreement certainly during the campaign if it was signed is binding. whether the agreement -- if it was signed while she served the interest of the united states people, whether she was a government employee, that's a harder question. there is a supreme court case, i was part of it, involving a man who wrote a book about his cia experience in vietnam and the court held that agreement was binding.
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that you can contract away your first amendment rights. i never approved of that decision because not only is he contracting away his constitutional rights but he or she is contracting away our constitutional rights. our right to hear from her. it's a complicated question. i think he is doing it -- i think they're doing it in order to put pressure on others in the administration not to kiss and tell or not to get a job and then try to make money on a book so soon after leaving the employ of the person and the government. >> julie: government official or federal employee or just simple employee of the white house, there is accountability after you leave the white house and there is certain information that needs to be kept to yourself. but an attorney with the aclu is telling the usa today donald trump can't muzzle federal employees. if that's the case, then how is it that former f.b.i. director james comey goes and writes a book bashing president trump and revealing secrets within the white house and he doesn't
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get sued? >> why do you sue one and not the other? the question isn't muzzling. the question is whether or not a contract is enforceable, that contract may violate principles of freedom of speech and why it's a complicated case. if general i think government employees should be free to expose unless it's classified material. i would think she would probably win this arbitration. >> julie: interesting. alan dershowitz, thank you very much. always great to see you. >> bill: two players ejected during a game between the giants and dodgers. puig fouls off a foul ball in the seventh inning. gets into a spat with the catcher for san francisco huntley. and then this happens. oh oh. >> puig and huntley coming together. he is shoved. the bench is cleared. >> bill: on it went. bringing out most of the
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players from the dugout. benches clear. the national league west division is the most competitive in baseball. four teams including these two teams dodgers and giants within five games of first place. there you have it. doesn't look like a lot of damage was done. >> julie: are we watching hockey or baseball? i'm sorry, that's an awful example for baseball fans and boys who want to grow up like that. bad example. >> bill: no one was injured. >> julie: terrible sportsmanship. i can't stand when players get so physical. when we look at the midwest primary several candidates are trying to win by distancing themselves from house minority leader nancy pelosi. we'll discuss that with our a-team in the next hour. >> bill: another alert. growing outrage in new mexico.
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bail granted to five muslims to train children for terror attacks. we'll talk about that controversial decision coming up. stay tuned.
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>> julie: a scathing new grand jury report detailing extensive abuse by more than 300 priests in pennsylvania's catholic church and accusing church officials across the state of covering it up. >> priests were raping little boys and girls and the men of god who were responsible for them not only did nothing, they hid it all for decades. >> julie: lauren greene joins us in the studio with more. >> the grand jury report as you see is extensive and graphic as it details the abuse of at least 1,000 children by some 300 predator priests. at a news conference pennsylvania's attorney general josh shapiro released the sweeping report covering six pennsylvania roman catholic diocese. dozens of victims were
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interviewed detailing abuses back to the 1940s. it's the largest investigation so far in the u.s. a systematic cover-up by church offeringss and also the vatican. much of the damming evidence came from the church's own secret archives. >> the bishops had the key to the secret archives which contained both allegations and admissions of the abuse and the cover-up. >> diocese across the state apologized to parishioners. >> i apologize to the survivors of abuse and their loved ones for the times when the church did not live up to her call to holiness and did not do what needed to be done, i apologize. >> in a video released with the report some victims recounted painful prnl stories. >> who would have believed me, a priest in 1948 or 47 would
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abuse you or do that? never heard of such a thing because they covered it up. >> the nearly 900-page report has resulted in only two priests being charged and some priests have died while in other cases the statute of limitations has run out and something that the attorney general would like lawmakers to change. >> julie: lauren green, thank you. >> bill: turkey is firing back at the trump team putting new tariffs on american products going into that country. will our economy serve or is it just a hiccup? charles payne will join us. the dow off 200 points in early trading. payne is coming up as we continue on a wednesday morning right after this. time for what you love most. >> kids: whoa! >> kids vo: ♪ safelite repair, safelite replace ♪
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>> bill: political leaders voicing outrage in the state of new mexico after a judge grants bail to five extremist muslims accused of training children to become school shooters. nearly a dozen starving children were rescued and a 3-year-old found dead on the property. that judge is now receiving death threats and apparently not the first time the judge has issued low bonds to violent offenders. in a moment here we'll talk to a guest here who has spoken out about it. in fact, he writes the following. he was quoted as saying by releasing these suspects without even requiring them to post bail, judge backus has put people in danger. if new mexico democratic party leaders are serious about keeping our state safe they should join me in denouncing judge backus. one has been turned over to immigration services. the other is still being held. we're tracking the story to bring you the latest on what we're finding. and what was happening on that
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compound in new mexico. something we'll watch throughout the day today. >> julie: we're learning of a massive attack in afghanistan to tell you about. 30 soldiers and police officers have been killed following an assault by the taliban on two security checkpoints. attacks on afghan security forces by the resurgent taliban are coming almost daily now as forces continue to struggle to suppress the growing insurgency there. greg palkot is live in london. >> the latest attack is north of the capital city of kabul after days of fighting in the city to the south of kabul. in today's ambush local officials put the toll higher. 35 soldiers, 9 policemen said to be killed when checkpoints were attacked by the militants. on wednesday parts of the city are coming back to life. some shops opening after five days of fighting between the
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taliban and afghan forces backed heavily by u.s. air strikes. it seems like afghanistan government has the-uper hand there. clashes reported elsewhere as well. all of this offensive activity by the taliban seen by some as an attempt by the rebels to gain ground ahead of possible peace talks with kabul and with washington last month saw the first face-to-face talks between the u.s. and taliban in seven years. the u.s. seems to be open to diplomacy all in an attempt to try to end a 17-year long war. something the trump administration is putting a lot of fire power both diplomatic and military into. one possible good sign the middle of the fighting, julie, is that there was one cease-fire short but significant in june. another one is being talked about for next week.
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>> bill: this is something to watch. a lot of information out of afghanistan about the rise of isis. we'll talk about this. the president and former white house aide omerosa as the trump campaign files a legal complaint. the former campaign manager, david bossie, weighs in on that. also big night of primaries. minnesota republican jeff johnson beats a former governor who wanted the chance at a political comeback. that did not happen. our a-team gives us their take coming up straight ahead. >> this was a huge hill to climb and nobody thought it was going to happen. as we travel around the state we saw this coming. people on the ground said we want something different and it feels good. before you and your rheumatologist move to another treatment, ask if xeljanz xr is right for you.
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>> bill: election night across four states. democrats making history. the trump effect helping out republicans in key races. brand-new hour of "america's newsroom," i'm bill hemmer. nice to see you, julie. >> julie: hour two. i'm julie banderas in for sandra smith. let's talk the primaries. president trump has been congratulating all the republican victors this morning and first we begin with wisconsin governor scott walker. easily winning the chance to seek a third term. peter doocy is reporting live from milwaukee. >> and julie, democrats decided last night they think their
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best chance to unseat walker in madison is with the state's school superintendent, his name is tony evers. he is an outspoken opponent of the laws limiting unions that walker has signed. he already told the milwaukee journal sentinel that we're going to win because we'll hold scott walker accountable for haste reign of terror. walker said do we take a step backwards or do we continue to move forward as we keep wisconsin working for generations to come? democrats here also nominated randy the iron stash rice to try to flip the seat held by paul ryan. he will face ryan's former staffer, brian steil. next door in minnesota last night tim pawlenty lost his governor primary. he was once floated as a potential running mate for mitt romney and defeated by a county
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commissioner named jeff johnson. a major liability for pawlenty was criticism that he thought then candidate trump was unfit for office. minnesota's democratic primary voters still sent congressman keith ellison to the ballot for attorney general just days after serious domestic abuse allegations that he denies surfaced on facebook. and in vermont last night history as christine hallquist became the first openly transgender candidate to win a major party's nominee for governor. she will face vermont's incumbent governor phil smith, a republican, in the fall. julie. >> julie: peter doocy, thank you so much. >> bill: we'll bring in "america's newsroom" a-team. chris bedford, richard fowler, and noah rothman. welcome back, nice to see you. what do you think? >> about last night?
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it was interesting. a couple of things that are new on the american political lands scape. the first transgender candidate who voted for the republican he or she is running against in the last election. some things that are weird that haven't changed. you would have thought with the #metoo movement there would have been more movement against keith ellison accused of abuse. we saw the dnc didn't come out or say anything until last night. they were very quiet and silent for 72 hours. not that much has changed broadly. and it will be an exciting election. >> bill: the story still follows ellison but he was a winner last night. >> julie: that story came out late, the day before. i don't know if voters had time to digest it. >> certainly the dnc had 72 hours to think about it and decided to stay quiet. >> bill: bedminster, new jersey, great republican election results last night. so far we have the team we want.
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eight for nine in special elections, red wave, richard is rolling your way. >> boy, i'm going to drown in it. i think this is an interesting night. the race i thought was the most interesting was the tim pawlenty, jeff johnson race in minnesota. the problem that jeff johnson will have in the general election is can he beat a democrat who is the democratic nominee for governor? part of the trump problem. he engages in these primaries and picks candidates to the farther right that will have big problems in the general election. we're seeing it here again. >> bill: he was a winner. kris kobach as well. >> in a recent poll from that state shows that against the democrats kobach is down almost 13 points. once again when you engage in primary elections, this is the impact. >> competitive race in kansas. probably now too much of a reach for republicans in
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minnesota because the president has endorsed explicitly people who he says flatter him or who share his sensibilities. one of the issues in minnesota, very explicitly was the candidate now nominee for governor the republican nominee for governor attacked tim pawlenty for making hash of the access hollywood tape saying i'll back away from trump because he talked about sexual assault. alabama this was also an issue for roby who managed to beat her democratic opponent. we see time and time again it is a display that donald trump -- it could cost in kansas. >> bill: one more point. i think the "wall street journal" headline had it right. outsiders continue to impress on both sides. that trend continues. what about bernie sanders? >> julie: he isn't running for president but maybe for
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president. he was on colbert pushing socialists. >> i've been all over trump country. he picked up on the failures of the democratic party that did not talk about the fact that hard working decent people saw their jobs going to mexico or china. >> only half the people you campaigned for won their primary. maybe there is a taint to socialism that turns people off. >> i don't think so. i think the issue is the ideas we've been talking about without exception are now ideas that are mainstream ideas that are supported by the vast majority of the american people. >> julie: socialism mainstream ideas, what? >> i will say this. bernie sanders appeals to maybe a third or less than a third of the democratic party but remember, donald trump appeals to 40% of the american people. so you're dealing with somebody
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who is at the far end of the party but he does do one thing for the democratic party. he energizes them. if you look at all the primary races we had democratic turnover overwhelmed republican turnout. democrats turned out over 200,000 more voters than republicans. connecticut 70,000 more voters. in wisconsin 81,000 more voters. in all the primary races democrats are turning out and voting. >> bill: an interesting point and something to watch. when you go back to the clip from colbert you get the sense those democrats on the left are worried about those too far on the left. i think that's the root of the question that was given to sanders last night. >> i think so and some of the words they use. socialism has a taint in world history and american history. people don't like it. it is not a very american idea. a lot of ideas to senator sanders point that have been pushed by the democratic president and president barack obama have been embraced including obamacare lean more toward a socialist bent.
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the democratic party is further to the left than 10 years or 20 years and especially 30 years ago. president bill clinton could not win a primary today. he has a point that well, the word socialism may not be a good campaign slogan. it is winning the democratic party. >> i agree with that. it was only 20 years ago bill clinton praised the triumph over socialism. tony blair drove a stake through the heart. you have a labor leader in britain who wants to renationalize the railways and say what you will about medicare for all. it's the nationalization of the health insurance industry. you can see free education and federal jobs guarantee might be possible but you can find them in the 1977 soviet constitution. they are what they are. >> the argument that the democratic party is moving to the left only exists that the republican party is moving to
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the right. a couple years ago republicans were willing to endorse immigration reform. now they want touch it with an 80-foot pole. >> bill: we want to get to the guest in new mexico. local leaders are up in arms after a judge grants bail to five extremist muslims accused of abusing children and training them to become school shooters. the judge is now receiving death threats and it's not the first time this judge has issued low bonds to violent offenders. local leaders are not happy. here is one of them. ryan cangiolosi, here is one of them. what is the issue you have with the judge's ruling when she says she was just following guidelines in this case? >> well, bill, thank you for the time this morning to discuss this. we have a very serious case where we have individuals that have a camp where a dead little boy was found.
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you have children who are malnourished like a third world country. you have them being trained to go into schools and to harm other individuals and to kill students and we have a judge who has allowed them to be released and it makes no sense. it is something we're dealing with here in new mexico is the pre-trial release system that our new mexico supreme court has put into place which allowed criminals out. recently there was a man who released who got high on meth and beat a 1-year-old little girl and put her into a coma to save her life. another circumstance here where liberal judges have released individuals out and one was a lady who just got -- was involved in a drive-by shooting and threw a party where a 21-year-old girl was murdered. so we have to allow our -- or
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give resources to our law enforcement. but once they put these people behind bars we need to keep them there. of course they have every right for a trial but we need to make sure our communities are safe and our children are safe. >> bill: here is the judge appointed to the bench seven years ago by the current governor. expected to remain another two years. here is her comment in part in court. she said what i've heard today is troubling definitely. troubling facts about numerous children and far from ideal circumstances and individuals who are living in a very unconventional way. listening to your answer, you've got a beef with the law. is the judge wrong or is the law wrong fundamentally? >> well, we have a situation where we have these pretrial rules in place by the new mexico supreme court that i do have issues with. when you have individuals training young children how to
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go into schools and shoot them up we know that is the case. we have a dead little boy which is so incredibly sad found on this compound. i think that the judge should have had the wherewithal to say no, we need to keep these people behind bars until more investigation could happen. >> bill: i understand one has been turned over to immigration authorities. one is being held by the feds. what about the other three adults? where are they today? >> i don't even know where they're at today. >> bill: did they meet bond? >> i believe so. i'm not exactly sure if they have. even having that opportunity to have that opportunity to get out is very disconcerting. >> bill: what do you think was happening at this compound? >> well, we know that you have malnourished children. you have a situation where a child was brought from another
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state because they were thinking that young child was demon possessed and they wanted to do an exorcism. i've heard they said he was going to be reincarnated and come back and give instructions on where to go kill, which in my estimation is very, very disconcerting when we have school shootings happening here in new mexico recently and throughout the country. and if we have situations where we have adults training young children how to go into schools and shoot other students, i think that we need to really pause, take time, do an investigation. but keep those that have the potential to harm others behind bars until they have the opportunity to have their trial. >> bill: concerning at a minimum. thank you for your time, sir. out of albuquerque, new mexico, thank you. >> julie: back to the trump campaign. officially taking action against omerosa. later this hour we'll speak to
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former deputy campaign manager david bossie. our headliner today. dramatic rescue underway in italy amid new fears the part of the collapsed bridge that is still standing could still come crashing down. >> bill: americans apparently open up their wallets willing to spend big time. what it tells us about america's economic future and the economic strength today. charles payne will break that down coming up. this wi-fi is fast.
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simple, easy, awesome. in many cultures, young men would stay with their families until their 40's. >> julie: grim rescue and recovery operation in italy as search teams get more bodies after the bridge collapse yesterday. politicians are looking for who is to blame. senior foreign affairs correspondent amy kellogg joins us live from milan. hi, amy. >> hi, julie. for example, the five-star movement, one of the protest parties that is part of italy's new government had a posting on its website five years ago in which it called the prospect of the bridge collapsing a fairy tale in the context of the debate how critical was the need to upgrade italy's infrastructure. they have since removed that post which is now very embarrassing for them.
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then there is a lot of sniping and speculation amongst political groups predictably about who is to blame. this as the work continues. the search for possible victims or survivors trapped in the rubble. no more voices are being heard from underneath. the death toll is now at 39 with 16 injured. it is quite frankly a miracle that anyone survived. one man has spoken of falling 90 feet in his car and getting out unscathed. there are not many stories like that. firefighters worked through the night and people are still missing while others are getting the grim news of their loss at area hospitals. >> i started to call him 40 times, 50 times. then i started also to call his friend who was together with his wife. all three of them, then i came to the hospital and they said he was no more. >> we just heard from another man from novara who assumes his
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brother, sister-in-law and their daughter have been killed. they were on their way for a big italian summer holiday today. doing the math looking at the trajectory of their journey and the timing of everything, he just figured that they must have been on that bridge when it collapsed. he can't reach them so he has traveled to genoa to try to get some news. so far nothing. it's just another human story representing the many levels of tragedy and grief that are going on right now, julie. >> julie: amy kellogg. >> bill: a remarkable span there. 20 past the hour. roll it. ♪ ♪ here i am, rocking like a hurricane ♪ >> bill: the u.s. economy is like a hurricane. charles payne is here to talk about americans boosting their spending. consumers shot out and making money on the fox business
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network. charles payne. that's just for july. >> that was for july. that number is twice as much -- more than twice as much as wall street was looking for. they were looking at 2/10 of a percent. a huge number. we talk about surveys all the time. consumer sentiment number, consumer confidence number. the ultimate survey. what we do with our money. when i look at the numbers it's more impressive. department stores grew faster than the internet last month. maybe it's a lower base and all that kind of stuff but what does this tell you? the fastest growth restaurants. that's when you know families feel better. we can go out for dinner tonight. people going out for dinner. going out to the malls. they're doing all of this sort of stuff and it is really absolutely remarkable.
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consumer spending is 2/3 of our economy. this number is huge. the national retail federation raised their estimates for consumer spending this year. this is phenomenal. we'll have 3% gdp growth this is how we get to it. >> bill: we were talking about the turkey thing. you don't think turkey is a big deal. >> not a big deal. that's not why we're down today. this is china. you know what? we're winning the so-called trade battle with china but listen, i'm not rooting for china to get hammered, destroyed or crush. they have issues that have existed for a long time but they are bubbling to the surface. there is a company over there that goes back as the most valuable tech company in all of
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asia. ali babba. first time their revenues declined since 2015. the stock is getting hammered down 29% this year. it's sending shock waves. we saw economic data in china yesterday the worst in 20 years. more signs they have serious problems. keep in mind what the trump administration, they want to slow down what's called made in china 2025. their great goal of dominating through technology. their exchange where all the big chinese tech companies trade on, if you ever google it, it will blow your mind. amazing city. that exchange is down 53% since 2015. so there are plus and negatives. you hope maybe all these economic goals will bring them to the table and we'll get a fair deal sooner rather than later but reflects the desperation. can they make it to 2025 without stealing? i don't know.
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>> bill: it's all about intellectual property. you think the trump team has a fighting chance on this because of the squeeze effect that's happening right now throughout china. >> china has a command economy. they push buttons and create things whether through printing money or bank loans or subsidize losing industries. sometimes you push the buttons and nothing happens. they have to be panicking over there. i think this is another sign they should come to the table because their economy is getting hammered and they will lose this -- they will suffer more damage. there will be collateral damage, we know that. they will suffer significantly more than america. the red flags are there and why our market is down today. we don't want their economy to crumble. we want fair access to it. >> julie: something the president campaigned on. tough on trade on china and he is following through. talks of a potential trade war. those talks alone are having a huge impact on our economy. >> they're having a huge impact.
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retaliatory tariffs and reactions. we're already seeing impact but again -- we know there will be collateral damage and they're specifically targeting areas of our economy to put political pressure on president trump. what we're seeing in china they've had economic issues that were hidden like this now. now they're being exposed. wall street doesn't want to see china crump. no one wants to see that. president trump doesn't want to see that. we want to sell them cars, coffeemakers and american-made products. open up your economy the way we've opened up ours. >> bill: turkey a little drop. >> here is the thing. >> bill: hurricane payne. >> julie: kris kobach celebrating a trump bump this morning african says governor
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-isn't that what i'm doing? >> bill: trump campaign filing a formal complaint against omerosa manigault new man accusing her of breaking a non-disclosure agreement. want to bring in david bossie. former trump deputy campaign manager co-author of "let trump be trump." welcome back. good to have you as our
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headliner. >> i was on vacation. today is my first day back. >> bill: back into the fire we go. did you have to sign an nda at the white house? >> i never worked at the white house so i did not. >> bill: what about on the campaign? >> at the campaign it was a standard practice. i think it's pretty standard across the board whether you are working for donald trump for president or most campaigns across the country at all levels. >> bill: omerosa apparently signed one and she said when she was leaving the white house they offered her $15,000 a month to stay but she had to sign another non-disclosure deal and rejected that non-disclosure. the point goes to this. if you believe in non-disclosure is in effect legally, why not pursue that before the book comes out and all the media interviews we've watched this week? >> first of all, i don't think -- no one knows what's in the book until it comes out. i have not seen the book myself.
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i don't plan on reading it. i'm definitely not buying it. you don't want to create a problem that if it doesn't exist. meaning why go after her if you don't know the extent of what is covered in the book? maybe it doesn't violate the nda, maybe it does. i think that's the reason you have to wait until the book comes out to see what's in it. >> julie: now the question is a, whether that non-disclosure agreement is binding and number one and omerosa does have the upper hand here when it comes to proving that or not. the other is the reason why this non-disclosure they claim the trump campaign claims was violated is because she is accusing the president of the united states of using the n word. that would essentially be what triggered this whole thing. >> first of all that's an outrageous accusation with no evidence, no proof except for her rumor and inoue endo. it is unfair to this president. he is an incredible, incredible
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man. i've met him through non-political means and he has always been an incredibly warm and generous person. i have never seen that side of him. everybody that i talk to, no one has ever seen that side of donald trump. and only until now when it becomes politically expedient to sell a book does she try to say this. it's part of the problem with our politics today and it is unfortunate that omerosa has just really committed in my opinion treason against the man who really created her and it is just unfortunate that we're seeing this type of back stabbing. >> julie: let's get back to her in the situation room recording. she didn't break laws but it would certainly seem is definitely on the line here. where do you draw the line when it comes to former white house employees doing these sorts of things? it's a national security breach in many minds. >> this is an outrageous
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violation of our national security. i want to know the answers to several questions. one is, was it a government phone? was it a private phone? was it her personal phone or some other device that was used to record these things in the situation room. so did she deserve and ask she violate our national security policies, procedures and/or laws but then disclosing them? i think that's a very important question. and i think that congress -- this is really an important point here. congress can call her to testify about these very issues and i think congress needs to very seriously consider bringing her forward and making her answer questions under oath about what she did, how she did it. foreign actors could be at play here meaning trying to listen to whatever device she brought into the white house surup
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tishously. there could be a violation she doesn't know about. >> bill: she appeared to be proud working on the campaign. what was she like around you? >> well, i can tell you, i was around omerosa during the campaign a little bit. but she had a personality that was such -- she was a bully to the staff, low level and mid level staff. she would always, always throw out that she would tell mr. trump if you didn't do what she wanted. she would go to mr. trump. she would always use that ace in the hole, if you will, to play against staff every time to get her way. and i didn't work with her in the white house so i have no idea. but she is the person that i saw on the apprentice 12 or 15 years ago and always playing that game. and it just wasn't something that i was very interested in participating in. >> bill: there is a big trial
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going on. paul manafort closing arguments happen today. kevin downing leaving court yesterday, the attorney for manafort said this. >> mr. manafort just rested his case and he did so because he and his legal team believe that the government has not met its burden of proof. thanks, everyone. >> bill: there were a few comments that trailed after that. do you think bob mueller is waiting on a verdict in the manafort matter before he continues or not? >> well, it's getting very late in the game for mr. mueller. this seems to be his biggest case to date. it is really his only major trial to date after two years and $25 million we have a case that has nothing to do with donald trump. this case -- donald trump's name was barely mentioned. the campaign was not talked about. inaugural, white house, nothing to do with donald trump at all. this was about a person who
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evaded the law and evaded paying his taxes 10, 12, 15 years of tens of millions of dollars that had nothing to do with donald trump. that's why a lot of us in this town want to see this verdict come or go but it just doesn't have anything to do with president trump or our campaign. >> julie: it will be interesting to see how the peter strzok firing also boils down. mueller wanted to have this thing wrapped up by september. they ultimately wanted to wrap it up by september. if they have no evidence, do you wrap up the case or do you cost the republicans or democrats for that matter? >> bob mueller has to be thinking about wrapping this up. he has to wrap this up for the good of this country. we have to get what happened with russia. we all now know and understand and take very seriously what russia ask to the clinton campaign, to the trump campaign and to many state campaigns
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across this country in the 2016 campaign. we have to pay attention to it in the elections coming up. but it didn't have anything to do with collusion of the trump campaign and there is no evidence of it. it never happened. this president won fair and square. hillary clinton is the one who cannot accept the results. that's what this is about. so the mainstream media hate -- the mainstream media and left hate this president more than they love this country and they're doing serious damage to this country getting us astray from what we should be doing and focusing on making all americans' lives better. >> bill: let's see what happens inside the courtroom in alexandria. thank you for being our headliner. hope you come back. welcome back from vacation. >> julie: great talking to you. outrage in new mexico after a judge grants bail to the five muslim extremists accused of training captive children to carry out school shootings and now that judge is getting death
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threats. we're in new mexico. >> the sheriff's department locked down the courthouse saying it was due to the unprecedented number of death threats and threats of violence being received by various court personnel. state district judge sarah backus came under attack on social media and local talk radio and mexico state leaders after she had an unsecured bond for the defendants. investigators testified they found 11 children in deplorable conditions with little to no food and a cache of weapons where investigators say they were training children to kill police and students and teachers. they're waiting on results to see if the remains are the 3-year-old who went missing. his father is suspected of
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abducting him. the older wahhaj will not be released with the others because of an outstanding warrant from the state. also not being released is a 35-year-old woman. she was transferred to u.s. citizenship and immigration services, the mother of six of the children is from haiti. a reform to the pre-trial system allowed the judge to clear the way for these defendants to await trial while on house arrest with ankle monitors. these efforts meant to protect those without the cash to sign for a bond with the threat of a fine if they don't show up for court. the judge defended her decision saying the prosecution failed to prove that there was a violent plan in the works. julie, right now the detention center folks here tell us that no one has actually been released. so we're still waiting to see if, in fact, that does happen. >> julie: we'll watch it. thank you. >> bill: in the meantime a stunning new report on isis fighters. why we're now learning about
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30,000 isis terrorists active in a place where we thought their numbers were severely diminished. what's truth and what's the threat of home and abroad? we'll dig into that story coming up next. ♪
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>> julie: disturbing new report showing isis remains a serious threat. u.s. defense department saying 30,000 isis fighters are still active in iraq and syria. mary kissel is a member of the wall street editorial board and fox news contributor. what's going on when isis numbers have been going down and we get a number like this? should we be alarmed? >> they're going down in the areas where the united states troops are present east of the euphrates river in syria. remember, that's the only place where u.s. troops are. so in places where bashar al-assad controls or russia and iranian forces are present they're still there. i think one of the mistakes of the administration has been to
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treat the fight against isis as a discrete problem. it's not. you can't fight isis without addressing assad in syria. that's why you still have jihadism in syria to fight assad. you can't address isis without looking at the strength of the iraqi government and that coalition. >> bill: in the bigger picture we were led to believe they were down to a couple hundred fighters or a couple thousand. the numbers have been diminished. this report suggests it is much more significant than we thought. i think the numbers vary but the bottom line here is the threat is not dead and gone. james mattis says there is hard fighting ahead. that's all there is to it. >> it's in a much wider geographic area than it was five years ago, too. isis present in afghanistan, 1,000 fighters there. they're in the philippines. they're in indonesia. they're in africa. so it is a diverse threat.
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the president deserves credit for taking down the caliphate with the help of iraqi fighters. >> bill: which could have been done four years ago. >> the problem is why is isis and al qaeda present in syria? it's because those anti-assad pro-democracy sunni fighters who wanted to alie with the united states were abandoned by us. the only people who will fight assad were the jihadis. i thought of those fighters are now with isis and al qaeda. >> julie: they are like tentacles. there is pakistani prime minister. they're fueling the fire. you need to go to the top. not just after the terrorists. what are we doing in order to intervene somehow and to get to these leaders? >> look, i think the president has conflicting instincts. he does want to withdraw
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america from foreign entanglements. as you saw in afghanistan some places we just have to be present. unfortunately if we're not there they would devolve into another safe haven for terror. you mention pakistan. the incoming prime minister is a taliban apologist and that's a problem for the united states. i think afghanistan is a theater that the white house is going to have to focus a lot more attention on in the coming weeks and months. >> bill: a violent week in afghanistan by the taliban in so many different areas. something the watch. hang onto this comment. james mattis, hard fighting ahead. >> we need a bigger strategy. not just killing isis. it has to be a bigger strategy. >> bill: a new warning out to banks from the f.b.i. what an impending cyber heist could mean for atms and maybe your bank account. >> julie: lunch ladies stealing kids' lunch money, half a
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>> bill: bring in the 24/7 crew. carley shimkus, brett larson, jared max.
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>> julie: come on down. >> bill: wearing socks that match carley's outfit. a warning against atm heist. what's up? >> in is not the skim heist we've heard about when people go and put something over the atm so it captures your pin. these are actual hackers who will try to break into banks. they'll try to make changes to the settings and then it is going to be what the f.b.i. is paraphrasing here a free for all of stealing your money. it is a very frightening situation because the hackers have successfully done this before in other countries. they work around the cybersecurity protocols so they are more than likely if you're working at a bank you're getting a lot of phishing email. they want to get into your secured network. >> bill: do they have to physically be at an atm to receive the cash? >> they may not have to be. that's the point. the other thing they could do
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is make fake atm cards and do away with the security protocols to have a pin number and your maximum amount of cash could be taken out. they could change that as well. >> julie: are they stealing the bank's money or my money? >> they're stealing your money. they're taking it out of your account. >> bill: your money is the bank's money. >> physically going into my account. >> julie: wonder if the banks would then help you. if your credit card gets stolen the bank will reimburse you and get the money back. >> nobody really robs a bank the old-fashioned way. this is the 24th century version of that. >> bill: lunch ladies stealing $500,000? >> in connecticut, a very affluent neighborhood up there in connecticut, they are accused of stealing $500,000 worth of lunch money from students. these women, sisters, they're
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being accused of under reporting how much money they collected from kids and then pocketing the rest. >> bill: how much? >> that's a lot of money. >> they're being accused of doing it for over five years. police said they could have been doing it longer than that. they say they're innocent. police arrested them and charged them with larceny after they resigned. the lowest amount of money the schools were collecting was $40. when they resigned the number jumped up to $150 a day. >> bill: we have a culprit. wow. >> this is alleged. >> julie: sloppy joe mix. >> bill: allegedly. the cleveland browns will win a football game this year.
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>> bill: taking you down to wall street. a big sell-off. more than 300 points in trading after the last 90 minutes. there are concerns about trade issues with turkey. we'll get to that in a moment here and also concerns about the strength of the chinese economy. so all that bearing down right now on what's happening on wall street. off for the moment. we'll see how we do. it's 11:00. >> julie: it's early in the day. >> bill: we've had a big run-up. maybe folks are taking profits. 11:00 in new york. fox news alert on turkey escalating the feud now leveling new tariffs totaling more than half a billion dollars. bill hemmer, third hour. >> julie: i'm hanging in there. julie banderas in for sandra smith.
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the white house telling us diplomacy continues after turkey responded to the recent american sanctions by doubling the tariffs on nearly two dozen u.s. products. this comes as turkish court also rejected andrew brunson's latest appeal. >> the president has a great deal of frustration on the fact that pastor brunson has not been released as well as the fact that other u.s. citizens and employees of diplomatic facilities have not been released and we'll continue to call on turkey to do the right thing. >> bill: more behind the headlines. both sides are dug in. >> they are. this relationship is deteriorating rapidly. the turkish trade ministry announced tariffs of 140% on items like rice and alcohol and automotive part and appliances. in response to deliberate u.s. escalation of trade tensions turkey has raised tariffs. trade wars help no one but
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turkey will do what is necessary to protect our industries and economy from assault. the president urged turks to boycott electronics from america. especially the iphone. that is in response to turkey's continued detention of an american pastor andrew brunson. >> bill: they seem to be stuck in some sort of gear right now. are they moving anywhere, rich? >> they are stuck here and in turkey. first off turkish court rejected brunson's appeal to be released from house arrest. u.s. officials are telling us negotiations with the turkish government on this have essentially moved little or nowhere. the state department says there still are a small number of americans under house arrest in turkey including brunson and the u.s. wants them all released. >> pastor brunson gets the bulk
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of the attention but it is just as important to us to have the nasa scientist brought home as well as our three locally employed staff who have been working at our mission in turkey and have been detained for quite some time as well. >> turkey arrested brunson two years ago in connection with a failed coup attempt. the u.s. has called those charges unfounded. >> bill: a lot to cover, rich. thank you. >> julie: supreme court nominee brett kavanaugh is scheduled to meet with two red state democrats on capitol hill today. joe donnelly of indiana and heidi heitkamp are facing tough reelections this fall. the senate judiciary committee releasing a new batch of records from kavanaugh's ten tour during the george w. bush administration. explain to us why are the meetings with donley and heitkamp so key? >> the second and third
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democrats kavanaugh has met with. he met with several dozen republicans so far but only one other democrat, joe manchin of west virginia and why the kavanaugh nomination is so important to the mid-term elections. both heitkamp and donley voted for neil gorsuch last year and they're up for reelection in battleground states. serious trump territory in the states they represent. if they were to vote for judge kavanaugh, would it make a difference in their election? probably not is the dirty secret. there will be a lot of pressure on those two senators to vote yes. heidi heitkamp put out a statement yesterday which indicated i want to hear the hearing on september 4th. i want to go through his documents that the judiciary committee got yesterday and make a decision. she said i have been being pressured by groups and lawmakers to vote yes. i haven't had the chance to go through and thoroughly review everything and why it's so key to the mid-term elections, julie. >> julie: so then tell us the judiciary committee got another
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batch of kavanaugh documents last night. why are democrats still not satisfied? >> democrats say there are hundreds of thousands of other papers and documents from his time as the white house staff secretary under president george w. bush. that's why dianne feinstein, the top democrat on the judiciary committee and chuck schumer the minority leader have refused to meet with kavanaugh so far. there are a couple other senators who will meet with him, amy klobuchar of minnesota and so far they're holding their fire. it will be a tight vote. republicans can probably only lose one or two year and why the votes of heitkamp and donley are so key and i mention doug jones, the freshman democratic senator from alabama. that's a really red state. remember he was not a senator when neil gorsuch, his confirmation went through in april of last year. >> julie: that was one to watch. all right, thank you so much.
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>> bill: reaction now on the latest round of primaries across four states last night with president trump sounding optimistic about the mid-terms. he tweeted a lot on this. great republican election results last night. so far we have the team we want. eight for nine in special elections. red wave. john mccormick senior writer of the weekly standard. good day to you. he tweeted support for candidates in wisconsin, minnesota and connecticut so far. >> the races i was following were in wisconsin and minnesota. wisconsin was really a contest of personalities or biographies. two impressive candidates. nicholson and vukmir. she won. she had the support of ryan and nicholson was a former college
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democrat. shows you how the republican party on the issues both candidates very supportive of trump's policies. general conservative gop agenda. even though most voters in wisconsin opposed tariffs by a 2-1 margin both candidates support trump's tariffs. it shows you in a republican primary both candidates want to be on the right side of trump. minnesota on the other side big upset there. former governor tim pawlenty lost his primary for his chance to be governor again. that was interesting in the fact that i guess voters there didn't -- they backed the less-known candidate who they both fought over who was more critical of trump in 2016. the candidate who won johnson had -- called him a donkey, a harsher term than that and pawlenty had said trump was unfit but would still vote for him. a lot of fighting over who is more loyal to the president and substance and style and what i saw in minnesota and wisconsin.
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>> bill: the outsider label stuck in 2016 with president trump's win. the headline from the "wall street journal." political outsiders go ahead in straight races. both parties pulling in outsiders who would normally not win political elections before are doing that in both parties. do you see that, john? >> i would say it depends on the state. again in wisconsin it was the conservative gop establishment. paul ryan almost all the congressional candidates who endorsed vukmir who won. it depends on the state. in terms of the issues 10 years ago or even 4 years ago candidates were divided on issues on things like obamacare, spending, abortion of the right now a lot of primaries have more to do with substance and style. the gop agenda, there is not much forward-looking agenda as to what they'll do in the
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future. that kind of explains where the republican party is right now. >> bill: a clip from stephen colbert last night. he had bernie sanders on. the question is telling, the answer is telling and i'll ask you about it in a moment. >> only half the people you campaigned for won their primaries so far. maybe there is a little taint to socialism that turns people off. >> i don't really think so. i think the real issue is that the ideas that we have been talking about almost without exception, stephen, are now ideas that are mainstream ideas that are supported by the vast majority of the american people. >> bill: i think in a lot of ways to examine this. bernie sanders support the idea his ideas are mainstream. you can take the other side of that. colbert's question was more about the democratic angst about the left finding success. it doesn't seem as if the far left wave is catching on in a lot of these races.
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do you see it the same way? >> a lot of these socialist candidates are losing because the democratic mainstream is moving to the left to fend off these challenges. you sense a lot of candidates embracing single payer healthcare. to bernie sanders' point within the democratic party at least not at large in the american electorate, socialism is viewed more popularly than capitalism within the democratic party. you've seen a lot of democratic candidates embrace single payer medicare for all making it popular is how do you pay for it in the first place and questions about rationing. in california looked into establishing single payer healthcare they found out it would cost $400 billion annually. double the entire california state budget. another study recently showed if we were to do medicare for all single payer healthcare nationwide would cost over $3 trillion a year. we spend $4 trillion nationwide. military, social security, medicare, you name it now.
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that's the real problem. the real problem facing the democratic socialists like bernie sanders is they might be able to sell it to the democratic party and win some elections and make the establishment move toward their side but when it comes time to govern and implement a democratic socialist agenda they'll run up against very difficult numbers. >> bill: a campaign of ideas right and left. thank you, john mccormick. nice to talk to you in washington today. >> julie: the president also tweeting his support for kris kobach for governor in kansas. he eked out the win defeating the current governor jeff colyer but just over 300 votes phil colyer conceded the race. 300 votes. >> bill: during the recount it looked like he may have lost it.
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london fightening security measures after yesterday's car attack. this is what's happening there. >> you will notice that the security around parliament both in terms of armed officers and police officers and physical barriers has been being further enhanced over the last several months and there is more to come. >> bill: british police have identified the suspect who plowed into pedestrians outside of parliament. what else we learn from that investigation 24 hours later. >> julie: plus the biggest wildfires in california's history gripping the region. now officials warning about yet another problem. >> bill: a shocking new report on the fight against isis. the terror army replenishing its forces said to be by the tens of thousands. so we'll look at those threats abroad and here at homecoming up.
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>> we know there are over thousands which our problem in the euphrates river valley. the threat remains throughout iraq and syria and we need to make sure we do enough to insure the security post liberation. >> julie: the fight against isis in iraq and syria is far from over. this as a new report suggests escalating tensions between turkey and the u.s. could jeopardize information sharing and also law enforcement cooperation between the two countries as they fight isis.
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let's bring in walid phares, foreign affairs analyst. great to see you as always. 30,000 isis fighters, if these numbers are still so high, how can we argue isis has been defeated? let's work on his audio. let's trying to work that out. we've lost him. we'll apologize. we'll try to work that out. a little tweak there. could hear him in the background. >> bill: we were talking about an hour ago about this very topic and we have been led to believe the number of fighters were diminished dramatic. maybe a couple hundred even as the low numbers, as least a few thousand. when the trump team went into raqqa and went in there with such force and power they really knocked the terror organization off its balance. wiped out a number of them. some would argue you could have done it four years ago, not just two years ago. we deal with the realities of
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what we have today. if you look at some of the movements throughout the continent of africa, northern africa and also in iraq and afghanistan today, you are seeing a resurgence and james mattis will tell you, you have to fight fight for a long time. >> julie: a lot of fighters are popping up where we don't have u.s. troops. that's sort of the problem. are we going to have to, as bill mentioned, mattis's comments how we have a fight ahead. what do we do? are our troops not in the right position and where are the loopholes? >> it depends on the strategy we use over the past couple of years. we have pushed isis away, not just destroyed their positions in syria and iraq. their numbers were reduced but into the last enclaves where they are. the mother of all battles to finish off isis ahead of us. the question you have raised is as important.
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who is replacing isis? in iraq we know it's not sunni moderates replacing isis, it is pro-iran militia. that's the problem for the future. syria one part is good. the kurds our all aisles are replacing them but closes -- we need to figure out a plan for the future now. >> julie: if isis is losing territory, who has gained them? >> the ones who are gaining them on the ground in syria in the north kurdish militia. now those kurdish militia are in concert with turkey. turkey is not happy. other parts of syria recovered from isis by the assad regime. in iraq it's mostly shia militia close to the government and close to iran. my point has been that after the liberation from isis which is not done yet fully, we will have to deal with the militias on both sides of the border.
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>> julie: i want to ask you, is isis capable of reaching the west or europe with a missile with one of their weapons? >> my argument has always been even if we take out the entire caliphate even with the remaining enclaves, isis and al qaeda have the second and third generation. we need to have a different strategy in addition to what we're doing in the middle east. >> julie: thank you very much. appreciate it. >> bill: 20 past the hour now. police have revealed the identity of the suspect in yesterday's car attack in london. what we're learning about the suspect as authorities raid several homes in that investigation still ongoing. plus major flooding traps dozens of people in the midwest. the rescue efforts and the damage that is now left behind. >> it was probably, you know, just puddles and we were driving in the center and then all of a sudden it was this.
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originally from sudan. apparently he is still not cooperating. >> also like to thank the people of london. this is not the first time we've seen an incident of this type on the streets of london. i want to thank them for their resolve and resilience they've shown and determination to make sure that those who seek to exploit these types of incidents will not be allowed to divide us. >> bill: benjamin hall live if london. what else do we know about the attacker, benjamin? >> as to be expected we aren't hearing that much from the police themselves at the point but we're able to start painting a picture of this man, the attacker from yesterday based on interviews with neighbors and people who newer him and people from birmingham. he came to the u.k. as a refugee and granted asylum and being held by police on suspicion of preparation and instigation of an act of terrorism as well as attempted murder. according to his facebook page
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he studied accountant at university but he dropped out this year after failing his classes and studied in sudan and he was not known to mi5 the security services. he was underground. one other piece of information from birmingham the local mosque nearby his house did not know that he worshipped there. they have spoken to the sudanese community saying he was on his way to london to renew a visa. that will be the excuse why he was in london the day before the attack. >> bill: what are you hearing about the police investigation? >> as is so often the case when you have attacks like this it takes a few hours you start seeing raids happen around the u.k. and what we've seen. four raids happening in 12 hours after the attack in birmingham and nottingham. one of the areas is an area of birmingham well-known as the home of former terrorists including the u.k.'s first suicide bomber, first al qaeda
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plotter. one of the financeiers of the 9/11 attack. this has been a hot bed of radicalization and where people are looking at the moment. interesting to see how that develops. people are talking about the -- a backlash against the pedestrians -- we'll see a debate over the coming days and weeks. >> bill: seems to be moving in that direction. see how far they go. benjamin hall, thank you, nice to see you in london there. >> julie: moments from now brett kavanaugh will be meeting with his second red state democrats. sitting down with another later today. will other democrats follow their lead? >> bill: closing arguments now underway in the trial of one-time campaign chair paul manafort. what each side needs to do to sway this jury. >> the judge doesn't like this
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sanders didn't say a lot. she was very careful not to divulge any possible strategy administration action against omerosa for the use of the recording device inside the situation room which may be a violation of federal statutes. i can tell you without question the trump campaign has weighed in emphatically pursuing an arbitration action against omerosa, one that could ultimately cost her millions. >> i have to be very careful. as of today donald trump has decided to sue me or to bring litigation against me to silence me and to not allow me to tell my story. >> the former white house aide is taking a scorched earth approach to the without and the president who she is accusing of using the n word. wanting to start a race war and being racist. that's a charge vehemently denied by sarah sanders >> i've never heard it. i can also tell you if myself or the people that are in this
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building serving this country every single day doing our very best to help people across this country and make it better, if at any point we felt that the president was who some of his critics claim him to be we certainly wouldn't be here. >> shock and sadness are two of the words most often used when i asked staffers to react to the release of the book. most say they had no idea omerosa felt this way. >> bill: she also suggested yesterday the president had prior knowledge of the clinton campaign email dump during the election. what is the white house saying in response to that? >> that is one of many wild claims in the book that omerosa is out there peddling. many claims she makes she accuses the president of being mentally unfit to lead. people who work with omerosa on the campaign and even after the campaign say she has got it all wrong and some i should point out have much stronger language
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for her accusations about those clinton campaign emails. >> i know she is lying. i was on the campaign more than she was. i was closer than she was. i was from about june to november i was with him 24 hours a day. the first wikileaks exposure he was completely surprised. >> rudy giuliani, the president's private attorney. we do expect a briefing perhaps today, bill. i'm only say that because it seems as if they are setting up possibly for one. we haven't gotten guidance from the white house. if it happens we'll pass it along and have it for you. for now back to you. >> bill: we'll be watching and waiting. kevin corke on the north lawn. >> julie: a fox news alert. brett kavanaugh meeting with the first of two red state democrats today. right now he is with senator joe donnelly of indiana and later this afternoon he sits down with senator heidi heitkamp of north dakota. other democrats who plan to meet with kavanaugh before his
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confirmation hearings expected to begin next month. bret baier, the democrats aren't making this easy but they have plenty of documents to review. many more documents, a third batch, 124,000 i believe. will that be enough for the democrats? do they have time to read all of that before they sit down and question him? >> no, and no, julie. good morning. i think that democrats will will continue to ask for more documents from his time at the white house. they've received some of them as of just the last two days. here is the problem for democrats in the senate and the judiciary committee is that the numbers just don't add up. right now if everyone holds the line democrats really don't have enough votes to stop this nomination. and to become a confirmation. and i think barring some major development in the hearing, that's what you are looking at are the numbers.
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now, you have these red state democrats meeting with kavanaugh now. they hadn't met with him up until now. i think that's because a lot of them eventually will vote for kavanaugh and they are facing mid-term reelection where the states in which they're running kavanaugh and this whole confirmation process doesn't sit well if they go the other way. >> julie: what are the questions they're peppering him on? what's the one sticking issue. it came up that he had helped prep a former a.g. on the client/attorney conversations between terror suspects and lawyers it was something they felt he had contradicted himself on. what is their biggest beef? >> bill: two. one is the abortion stance and where he is on pro-life, where he would be on a challenge to roe versus wade. that will be a major focus for a lot of democrats. but then the other is the president's executive authority and what he has written and
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said about the president being under investigation and how far that can go. i think that you'll see democrats explore that vis-a-vis the investigation going on by robert mueller and the special counsel. >> julie: let's move on to last night. a big night. the president tweeting about it. great republican election results last night. so far we have the team we want, eight for nine in special elections. red wave. what say you? >> well listen, the republicans who were pulling for the establishment choices in wisconsin actually had a good primary night. the big establishment surprise last night was tim pawlenty in minnesota running for governor again losing to county commissioner jeff johnson. and that was a surprise. pawlenty did not pull it out. he criticized candidate trump on the campaign but so did johnson. it was a race about who said they didn't really mean it
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enough. and in minnesota, it's going to be interesting to see. they go against tim walz, a democratic congressman. johnson and walz will face off for governor there. the interesting race in minnesota is the senate race to fill al frank en's seat. tina smith won the primary. she is now facing karin housley, a state senator. her husband is phil housley, the coach of the buffalo sabres. he is an nhl hall of famer, used the play for the washington capitals. hockey goes over well in minnesota. i wouldn't be surprised if this race goes up the list for gop on the hope list for a u.s. senate races. >> julie: there is something to say about the turnout. specifically for the democrats. what do you believe drove the democratic turnout? it was quite high. >> in a place like wisconsin,
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democrats are very anti-trump, very anti-trump. but they are more anti-scott walker and they've tried many, many times to get rid of governor scott walker. so there were eight people running in the democratic primary for governor. the head of the school system tony evers pulled out the primary win the face governor scott walker. it will be a battle because they've come very close before and democrats in wisconsin are pretty motivated this time around. >> julie: you could say that. all right. bret baier, thank you so much. look forward to seeing your show tonight. >> bill: good stuff. see you then, bret. closing arguments are well underway in the first trial for the special counsel's russia investigation. each side gets about two hours for closing arguments. which could mean that the paul manafort case gets handed over to the jury today. we're live outside the courthouse in alexandria, virginia. >> the prosecution started this off when it comes to closing
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remarks. they began their remarks a little before 10:00 a.m. this morning as you said. the judge has told both of them they need to keep these remarks under two hours. the lead prosecutor began by telling the jury six men and six women quote, mr. manafort lied to keep more money when he had it and lied to get more money when he didn't and the case about mr. manafort's lies. they're showing documents laying out the reported income from overseas accounts and $15 million in unreported income. manafort kept 31 overseas accounts with more than $60 million in them. he told the jury manafort owned those accounts and controlled them and lied about them. prosecutors have called over 25 witnesses throughout this trial. the defense didn't call a single one. they say the prosecution failed to meet their burden of proof. yesterday they rested. >> we live in the united states
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of america. and you're presumed innocent until proven guilty. we believe the government cannot meet that burden. we are very confident. >> before the jury deliberates. that could take place today or tomorrow the judge will give them instructions. he set aside 90 minutes to do that. how the judge will instruct the jury when it comes to his own comments. one example of that is when john t.s. eliott the third interjected during the testimony of rick gates. gates said, quote, mr. manafort was very good at knowing where the money was and where it was going. judge ellis interjected and remarked he didn't know about the money you were stealing so he didn't do it that closely. the prosecution saw that as damaging to the testimony of their key witness. now three big points here in this entire case are knowledge, willfulness and evidence.
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what did manafort know? was it his job to report some of this information? did he deliberately omit information on the tax reform or someone else report it and what the direct evidence is here as the judge -- is the prosecution giving direct evidence saying manafort did commit crimes or is he asking the jury the infer that? we expect the prosecution to use all two hours in their closing remarks and the defense will stay under the two-hour mark. >> bill: thank you. >> julie: the republican primary race for the governor of kansas is over a week after it began. governor colyer conceded and kris kobach is here next.
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>> bill: kris kobach won his primary. a close race there. a week after they voted the
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kansas governor conceded to his challenger. he narrowly edged out governor colyer. congratulations to you. thank you for your time. this was really close. the president endorsed you a day before the votes. is that what put you over the top? >> i think it had a huge impact, there is no question certainly on election day voting we did very well and that's part of the reason why, when the provisional ballots were counted they went in our favor and i think the president's endorsement affected people's decision on election day. he endorsed me the day before. no doubt it had a huge impact. >> bill: he has tweeted again about you. he writes my friend and very early supporter kris kobach won the nomination for governor of kansas in a tough race against a fine opponent. kris will win in november and be a great governor. he has my complete and total
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endorsement. what is the issue in kansas knowing how strong you are on immigration. your opponent was not, seemed to be more of an established candidate. what do you think the voters in kansas are saying because of this? >> you know, i think voters in kansas do see illegal immigration as a big problem. not just republicans. kansas is a destination state for illegal immigration. we see a lot of people working in meat packing plants, working in construction in some of our larger cities. and we're also a transition state. a lot of illegal smuggling to the east coast and other parts of the country. we're definitely affected heavily by it. my alliance with president trump on illegal immigration and advising him is part of it. the other big message is tax. we're the high tax state in this part of the midwest. >> bill: you face democrat laura kelly and an independent candidate. what did you think about the
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results from last night, wisconsin, minnesota, a little bit of the northeast? how do you evaluate with results we're seeing? >> there is some consistency in people rejecting more establishment-oriented candidates. i think the country is in the mood for a change. not traditional but not rejecting the sitting president. there is a current where a lot of candidates like me challenging the establishment and trying to shake things up a little bit are winning these elections. it tells me there is a common thread through a lot of these races. >> bill: on both sides or just republicans? >> certainly on the republican side. i'm less well versed in how democrat primaries work their way out. certainly i sense that among republican politics. >> bill: greig orman is the independent candidate. three-way race. we'll see how it turns out. hope you come back, okay? >> will do, thank you. >> julie: let's beam over to studio f.
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we have melissa, beam me down, scotty. what have you got on tap? >> here is what's coming up. closing arguments underway right now in the bank fraud trial of ex-trump campaign chair paul manafort. he faces life if prison if convicted on all charges. what a conviction would mean for bob mueller's larger russia investigation. we'll talk about it. >> plus another round of mid-term primaries showing the power of the president at the ballot box. whether all of the victories for candidates backed will translate into general election wins in november. we'll debate that. >> all right. plus on top of the hour, lucky guy in the middle. you'll have to watch, julie. >> julie: we'll be watching. a toxic red tide hitting dozens of florida beaches making people sick and killing marine life along the gulf coast. quite a mess. what's making the outbreak so bad and how long will it last? there's a serious virus out there
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♪ >> julie: a girl after my own heart. she likes amazon. a young girl taking a sneaky approach to help kids in utah. she is 6 years old, caitlin. she ordered $300 worth of toys from amazon without her parents knowing. they only found out when all the packages arrived there on her front door. caitlin actually donated all of the items to the children's hospital where she stayed for a week when she was a baby in hopes of giving a little joy to the kids being treated there. >> bill: good stuff. soon your kids will be doing that without you knowing. >> julie: you should see the stuff in my cart. they fill up my cart. >> bill: i bet they do. good luck.
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>> julie: they haven't checked out. thank god. >> bill: governor declaring the state of emergency for a toxic red tide in florida that's making people sick disrupting tourism in august and killing marine life. live and we're tracking the story in sarasota, florida. jonathan. >> right now i'm on one of the main beaches in sarasota. relatively tourists. it's difficult to breathe. the water is a brownish green. now look at this live shot from the drone. we'll look at a live aerial view of sanibel island 70 miles to the south where some of the waterways have turned brownish red. >> since our contractor has been on the island he started august 1.
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we've collected about 300 tons of fish from the beach and it varies in size from small bay fish to big grouper and tar pin. >> not just fish washing ashore. it affects sea turtles, manatees and dolphins. they've been handling an increased number of calls reporting animals that are dead or in distress. >> we average 100 turtles a year and 10 to 15 dolphins a year. we're seeing our annual averages in less than a month, sometimes less than a week. it has been pretty trying for our team. >> take a look at this. researchers have started field tests of a system to clean up red tide in smaller waterways such as dead end canals. it pumps in contaminated water and uses a chemical reaction involving ozone to destroy the red tide algae and the toxins they produce. it then pumps the clean water with oxygen back into the canal. but for now the only proven
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remedy for red tide is time and right now researchers say there is no telling how long it will take for this red tide to go away. now the longest bloom in more than a decade. >> bill: thanks. on the beach there in sarasota. >> julie: did you notice the hint of jealousy in his voice? red tide and gop hopes for a red wave. what the primaries tell us about the mid-terms and which party has the edge. >> tech: at safelite autoglass,
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