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in nashville. they will honor items to those that need them. the good news, the food will be free and they hope to serve 3,000 people a year. that's good news. thanks for joining us. i'm dana. here's shep. >> shepard: it's noon on the west coast, 3:00 in d.c. where three crucial republicans are calling president trump's comments about christine ford's comment appalling and just wrong. >> how does she remember? >> we'll talk to a former special agent who has done background checks on nominees about the investigation that could be make or break kavanaugh's nomination. and live on the news desk hour, one of the reporters bomb the bomb shell investigating indicating the president and his family avoided hundreds of
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millions in taxes through schemes and outright fraud. a lawyer for the president calls the report inaccurate. it is triggering what may become a new investigation of the trump taxes. let's get to it. first from the fox news deck this wednesday afternoon, the battle for the supreme court. today the white house is vigorously defending the president's latest comments about a woman who accused his supreme court nominee of sexual assault. that is after three republican senators who could be key to confirming brett kavanaugh slammed the president's statement. college professor christine blasey ford told the senate judiciary committee last week that kavanaugh pinned her to the bed and covered her mouth and tried to take off her clothes when they were at a party in high school. judge kavanaugh said it never happened.
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here's what the president said at a rally in north mississippi about dr. ford's testimony. >> how did he get he home? i don't remember. how did you get there? i don't remember. where is the place? i don't remember. how many years ago? i don't know. i don't know. i don't know. i don't know. what neighborhood was it in? i don't know. where is the house? i don't know. upstairs, downstairs, where was it? i don't know. but i had one beer. that's the only thing i remember. >> shepard: the president last evening. sarah sanders says the president was stating facts. but his comments were not entirely accurate. dr. ford says she doesn't remember the exact date when this took place or the address of the house, but she has maintained it was the summer of the year 1982 and she described an upstate room where she said it happened. the president called dr. ford a "very credible witness."
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her lawyer tweeting a response to the president's comments calling it a vile and soulless atake on christine blasey ford. saying is it any wonder she was terrified to come forward and other sexual assault survivors are as well. he's a profile in cowardess. some lawmakers from the president's own party are criticizing him. >> there's no time, no place for remarks like that to discuss something this sensitive in a political rally is just not right. it's not right. i wish he hadn't done it. i just say it's appalling. >> the president's comments were just plain wrong. >> those senators jeff flake and susan collins are swing votes in the republican controlled senate along with lisa murkowski of alaska. she today called the president's comments and i question wholly
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inappropriate and unacceptable. republicans can lose only one gop vote and still confirm kavanaugh if all democrats vote no. we'll go live to capitol hill in a few minutes for details on how the fbi will deliver its report on the kavanaugh investigation. first, team fox coverage begins with john roberts who is live for us today on the north lawn. john, welcome back. >> thanks, shep. if you're president trump, the three people you don't want to tick off are jeff flake, lisa murkowski and senator collins. the president never had a good relationship with flake. so for the president to say what he said last night and perhaps drive them away from voting for his nominee is an error that the president didn't need to make. some of his other republican colleagues are saying things about it. senator john thune who i'm sure will be a yes for kavanaugh said
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it's not helpful. lindsey graham who will likely be a yes for kavanaugh said how you make those points matter and says it's not helpful as well, i wish the president hadn't done it. the white house press briefing when sarah sanders took the podium after the national security adviser john bolton departed, i put the first question to her about this. listen here. >> why did the president say what he did last night in the way that he said it? >> the president was stating the facts and frankly facts that were included in rachel mitchell's report. every word judge kavanaugh has said has been picked apart, second by second of his testimony has been picked apart. if anybody says anything about the accusations thrown against them, it's totally off limits and outrageous, this entire process has been a disgrace. the only reason it's been that way is because senate democrats didn't do this the way it should have been done and they circumvented the entire system.
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>> the white house is confident that kavanaugh will be confirmed and the fbi report comes back with no new information against him, he may well be. but part of this process for the swing vote republican senators is feeling comfortable with it. anything the president does to make them feel uncomfortable about kavanaugh could potentially be a problem for him and for kavanaugh's confirmation. >> shepard: john, on the fbi investigation, what details are you get something. >> all indications are it will probably wrap up soon. we heard yesterday it could be delivered this afternoon. that might be a little bit early. we do know that they spoke with a number of people including kavanaugh acquaintances, mark judge as well as chris garrett, fellow name tim gaudett. he was in kavanaugh's calendar. they also talked with leyland kayser, a good friend of ford.
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the judge has not talked to kavanaugh or christine blasey ford because the senate did not specifically ask for them to be interviewed. but it's likely that if some evidence to contradict what they said before the senate were to come out in some of these other interviews, they might be interviewed. the fact that they have not been reinterviewed at this point might be an indication as well that no information has been developed by the fbi to contradict what either said in the senate. sarah sanders was asked as well at the briefing. >> i can also tell you that kavanaugh, judge kavanaugh and dr. ford were questioned in the most public way possible by the members of the senate that are ultimately the ones that have to make the determination on whether or not they vote for kavanaugh. if they had either questions, they had a time an an opportunity to ask those. >> there's a case in which kavanaugh and ford could -- the
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fbi could be asked to interview them. that is if some key republican senator came forward and said i want to hear more through the fbi or i won't vote for them. it's likely the white house would ask them to do that. so far nobody has requested that. shep? >> shepard: john roberts beginning our coverage. we learned the plan for distributing that fbi report. republicans say it involves a safe on capitol hill. mike emanuel is live at the senate building on capitol hill. mike? >> shep, good afternoon. i'm told one copy of the fbi report will come here to capitol hill after it goes through the white house. it will be kept in a safe in the senate judiciary committee. all 100 senators and nine starters will be authorized to read it. some democrats are complaining that it's not going to be thorough enough. >> it's perfectly reasonable to ask that there be a full fbi investigation and the people that are going to make the
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decision about whether brett kavanaugh goes to the supreme court have a chance to see what the fbi says. >> one leading republican told us this afternoon that he wishes the fbi could release a summary for all to read. >> i know this is going to leak. i know that each side is only going to leak the stuff that benefits their side of the argument. so i still hope there's some summary or something that you and all americans could see since this is a highly focused-on process. >> senators are expecting to get a look at the fbi report as soon as later today, shep. >> shepard: mike, we're hearing things are tense there on the hill. >> absolutely. very tense here as it gets closer to senate action. stepped up security presence has republican senators like susan collins of maine go to and from to make sure they're able to vote. their bottom line, protesters have taken over a lot of the senate offices and trying to make sure that senators can get
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about and do their business. as for voting, the thinking is here's how it could play out. mcconnell starting with it today. a layover tomorrow. day three would be a procedural vote and a final passage vote would take place on saturday. so if they want final confirmation by the end of the week, they need to get the ball rolling soon. shep? >> shepard: thanks, mike. time is running out for the fbi to turn in its report on judge brett kavanaugh. coming up, i'll speak with a former fbi special agent who has done these investigations about how they work behind the scenes. plus, "the new york times" report that indicates president trump helped his father cheat the federal government and avoid for years on end paying millions and millions of dollars in federal taxes. i'll talk with an award winning journalist that co-wrote the story. that's coming up on this wednesday afternoon. your brain changes as you get older. but prevagen helps your brain with an ingredient
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the investigation would the fbi not interview the accused and the accuser? >> well, let me put it this way. generally speaking we follow all investigative steps that we deemed necessary to its logical conclusions. that's in the normal scope of doing a criminal investigation. in a background investigation with respect to a presidential appointment, it is structured, it's orchestrated and it's choreographed by the white house. that means that the white house mandates with specificity exactly what they want and how it should be conducted. so it's very different. so if i interview mr. x and mr. x volunteers mrs. y, i am not authorized to just go out and interview mrs. y as a result of what mr. x told me. i would have to send a lead back to fbi headquarters, headquarters would have to send it back to the white house for
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authorization to decides whether or not they deem it necessary to go out and additionally interview mrs. y. now, you've asked me why kavanaugh and dr. ford haven't been reinterviewed. certainly we would want to wait and exhaust anybody that potentially may be interviewed. if the white house determines that there may be some inconsistencies or something that they want to resolve, then it would make sense to go back out and interview judge kavanaugh and dr. ford. it would be premature to do that at this point unless the white house is satisfied that anybody that is out there has been interviewed to their full satisfaction. >> shepard: the press secretary said in the last hour that the white house does not decide the scope. >> the white house in connection with a presidential appointment fully dictates the breadth of the investigation. i've been involved in numerous presidential appointment
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background investigations. the lead comes from the white house to fbi headquarters. headquarters put what's is called the sf 86, a 136-page application together with identifying who, when and what should be interviewed. it's very specific. sometimes it includes the specific questions that we should ask. we go out, we conduct those interviews. in the course of me interviewing someone, i develop information that may be unknown to the white house. it may be derogatory. may be otherwise. i'm not authorized to follow up on that information. i prepare a report. i send it back to headquarters. they send it back to the white house to determine whether or not they want the fbi to go out and follow it. buzz words, to its logical conclusion. very different than in a criminal investigation. >> shepard: will the fbi make any judgments as to the voracity of the statement?
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>> the fbi solely collects the facts. we reduce it to a document. in fact, just so you know, these interviews will be reduced to an insert or an fd 302, if there was derogatory information that was determined. it will be witnessed by another agent and also the individual determines whether or not they want whether they told the fbi agents to be kept confidential. it will be disseminated back to fbi headquarters and the white house. that's how it's drafted. >> shepard: there's much more i'd like to discuss with you. there's great interest in this process. as a result, you've agreed to stick around with us. after this news cast, each day, we do a facebook watch report live on facebook. just around 4:00 eastern time. today something different. if you have questions about how the fbi investigation works or what is likely going on behind the scenes regarding this
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investigation, you can post those questions now on our facebook page. go to and we'll aim for those answers on facebook watch just after 4:00 eastern time after this news cast. well, have you read that long "new york times" investigation of the trump family empire? the newspapers reporters went through reams of documents to unearth what the reporters say is evidence of outright fraud. ahead, one of the writers joins us live. i'll ask him about the conclusions and the evidence and his response to the white house calling his reporting a "totally false attack." that's next. managing my type 2 diabetes wasn't my top priority. until i held her. i found my tresiba® reason. now i'm doing more to lower my a1c. once daily tresiba® controls blood sugar for 24 hours for powerful a1c reduction. tresiba® is a long-acting insulin
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>> i'm using my own money. i'm not using the lobbyists or donors. i don't care. i'm really rich. >> shepard: we're watching the fallout now from a bomb shell "new york times" investigation that spans some 18 months. the times uncovered a trail of documents that indicates president trump engaged in dubious tax schemes and committed outright fraud. as he built his reported fortune and business empire. after the expose hit the times website about this time yesterday, tax officials in new york state announced they're looking into the claims and they could launch an investigation. "the new york times" reporters poured over documents that stretch back for decades. they report they went through more than 100,000 pages of bank statements, tax returns, audits, invoices, ledgers and other financial records and found the president, his father and family members used deception to avoid
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paying millions in dollars. the article is exhaustive. so let's look at several of the key findings. first, that the president's father, the new york city real estate mogul fred trump used a sham company to funnel tax-free money to his children. the times reports that trump manipulated the value of their apartment building claiming they were worth millions less than fair value. so they paid a fraction of the taxes due to the government. the times investigation also exposing as untrue, president trump's oft repeated claim that he's a self-made billionaire. >> it's not been easy for me. i started in brooklyn. me father gave me a small loan of a million dollars. i came to manhattan and i had to pay him back and pay him back with interest. >> shepard: the times reports that small million dollar loan from his dad was more than $60
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million. when you adjust for inflation, the paper found president trump has gotten more than $400 million from his father's real estate empire over the year. additionally, "the new york times" reports that when trump was but a toddler, he was already making $200,000 a year. it reveals that president trump's father came to the rescue several times to save his son's failing businesses. sometimes using questionable and potentially illegal loans to keep them afloat. in one example, the times reports that the elder trump sent a trusted bookkeeper to buy $3.5 million in chips in his son's casinos when it was going under or defaulting on a loan payment in 1990 and never played the chips. president trump is calling the times piece a very old, boring hit piece and here's what the white house had to say about it today. >> can you explain what is inaccurate about that story, if there's anything that is actually inaccurate about it?
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>> totally false attack based on an old recycled news story. i'm not going to go through very line of very boring 14,000 word story. >> the president's later said the allegations of fraud and tax evasion are 100% false and highly defamatory. the authors of the times report are suzanne craig, russ butner and david barstow. barstow is here with us. david joined the times in 1999, then its investigative unit in 2002. he's a recipient of three polk awards, the dupont silver award, two cigna delta ki awards, a pea body award and a three-time winner of the pulitzer prize. david, nice of you to come. >> it's a little much. >> they're on your bio. how did this start? it's my understanding it started
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with a couple documents on a colleague's desk. >> my colleague, sue craig went to her desk. there was an envelope. there were a couple of pages from the president's 1995 tax return. we reported on those documents in the run up to the election. but it was information that was kind of stunning to us that within those documents, which was that the president in 1995 showed that he had lost over $900 million. it was one of those moments that made us realize. okay, wait a minute. there's a lot that we don't know about president trump than donald trump candidate trump in his history with money. so that was really the beginning of us deciding, let's dig deeper. let's try to pull back as many layers of this onion as we can.
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>> shepard: at one point during the article, you write, "over time as donald trump careened from one financial disaster to the next, his father found ways to give him more money. even in 1990, mr. trump tried to have his father's will rewritten in a way that fred trump alarmed and angered and could result in his empire to be used to bail out his son's failing businesses." >> that was a huge surprising find for us. was what we were seeing is that fred trump through, you know, starting when donald trump was 3 years old and moving forward had been endlessly creative in coming up with new ways to get money into donald trump's pocket. he didn't pay him to be like on his payroll, but he paid him to be his purchasing agent, a
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consultant. he gave him the laundry revenue from the buildings. even after this incredible generosity from fred trump to donald trump, there comes this moment that we discover in our reporting that there was one line that was sort of too far even for fred trump. it was when fred trump discovered that donald trump had hired lawyers to rewrite a portion of his will in a way that fred trump perceived could put his entire empire at risk. it would have given donald trump so much control over the empire that fred trump believed it would have allowed him to use everything that he had built for 70 years to bail out trump's own failing businesses. at that point in time, donald trump was in big trouble in the casino industry. >> shepard: the totality of the report, president trump, donald trump citizen, was not at all a
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great business man, that he squandered many millions and hundreds of millions. that his father bailed him out and the necessary taxes were never paid because they fiddled with the numbers. >> at one point, donald trump owed his dad $15 million. they were trying to figure out what do we do about this? if fred trump had set, okay, that debt is forgiven, donald trump would have owed income taxes on cancelled debt. instead, they found this other maneuver, involved one of trump's buildings, trump palace. what they did was they exchanged the debt that donald trump owed his father and instead donald trump gave his dad a portion of the building, a few years later, fred trump sold the portion back to donald, but this time for $10,000. it's effectively a $15 million gift is what it turned out to
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when you did the math. >> shepard: a gift which nobody paid taxes. >> nobody paid taxes and unreported. this pattern over and over again when donald trump got himself in trouble or when donald trump was taking on some big new project. we can see in the tax returns and the banking records that we obtained that fred trump's financial support would increase significantly as this kind of safety net underneath trump. >> shepard: how did the times find this and the irs never flagged it? >> i think in part it has to do with the way the irs looks at tax returns. they're looking at a particular year. they're looking at a particular year's transactions. what we were looking at is a much broader period of time. we also were recognizing in the reporting that we're doing and the sources we're talking to,
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the trumps were playing a long game. they had a well-thought out strategy of how to avoid or in some cases evade how much amounts of gift and inheritance taxes. when the irs would look at it, they would say you owe us a couple million more. the trumps would say great, that's fine. by paying a full million more here and there, they got away with not paying hundreds of millions on the real estate assets that fred trump was transferring to his kids. >> shepard: the president says this is an old tired boring story. his lawyers say there's nothing to it. it's a hit piece by the "failing "new york times." >> so you can search every story ever written about donald trump and every book written about donald trump and every tv interview done by donald trump.
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you'll never see any mention anywhere in any of those things of a little company called all county building supply and maintenance. this is the company that the trumps set up for the purpose of syphoning cash out of fred trump's empire without paying gift or estate taxes. so this is not annald story. this is a very new story. >> shepard: and the reaction from those in new york state have suggested an investigation may begin. got any new tax documents? the whole world is looking for them. >> one of the things this story taught me at least, the end of -- in the reporting for the story, we put our hands on about 200 tax returns from inside the trump family empire. there's more tax returns to be gotten.
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we'll be looking. >> shepard: i'm sure you will. david barstow from "the new york times." thanks for coming today. i appreciate it. >> thanks for having me. >> shepard: the news continues the bottom of the hour, top of the news after this. hi.i just wanted to tell you that chevy won a j.d.power
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so i have to manage my time wisely. ♪ plan your financial life with prudential. bring your challenges. >> shepard: now to the special counsel investigation of the 2016 election and russian interference. republicans on the house judiciary committee may slap the former fbi director james comey with a subpoena to force him to talk to him behind closed doors about what happened in that agency leading up to the presidential election. that's what a source now tells fox news. james comey rejected lawmaker's request for a private interview but said he would be willing to testify in a public hearing. the deputy attorney general, rod rosenstein, is expected to talk to committee members in a closed-door session next week. "the new york times" reported last month that rosenstein talked about secretly recording president trump and using the
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25th amendment to kick him out of office. he denied the report. catherine herridge is live in washington. >> an aide to the republicans on the house committee told fox news they invited james comey to a closed-door interview similar to sessions conducted with lisa page and agent peter strzok and more recently bruce ohr. comey's lawyer refused the closed-door deposition but he wants an open public testimony as part of his joint committee investigation into the bureau's actions in 2016. that letter reads mr. comey declines the interview. he would welcome an opportunity to testify in a public hearing. given that he no longer has a security clearance, we won't have a public concern about disclosing classified information. republicans say they want more accountability. >> comey is gone, brennan is
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gone, baker is gone, page is gone. there's been some accountability. i think there would be more if the democrats spent more time working with the republican colleagues and less time coordinating media leaks. >> it's unclear as to whether the republicans would tray to get the former director in for the mid-terms or wait until after given the short time line, shep. >> shepard: catherine, the attorney general is expected on the hill next week, right? >> house republicans said it will be a closed door deposition similar to what we saw earlier today from the former top lawyer at the fbi, james baker. he worked with rosenstein to security the warrants and his transcribed interview lays the ground work for rosenstein's deposition last week. it will be on the record and under oath. the white house press secretary said the president's meeting right now is in limbo.
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>> again, we don't have any updates on that front. if there's a meeting, we'll let you know. they both show up every day and do their jobs. >> rosenstein is expected a week tomorrow on capitol hill for a closed-door deposition and we expect it to be the entire day, shep. >> shepard: thanks, catherine herridge in our washington newsroom. a pentagon spokeswoman says that the suspicious substance in envelopes addressed to top u.s. officials was not the poison ricin after all. instead, castor seeds. they can be used to make ricin. it's not the first time this trick has happened. jennifer griffin live at the pentagon. trick is not the right word. it was designed for what? do we know? >> it was accrued attempt to frighten if not harm the defense secretary. dana white, spokesperson for jim
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mattis says this suspicious substance found in envelopes sent to the pentagon monday contained castor seeds, but not the toxin ricin, which is derived castor beans. the suspicious envelopes were sent to fbi laboratories for testing. they were addressed to mattis and john richardson. they tested positive at a pentagon mail screening facility yesterday. the pentagon took reporters to see the mail facility where the letters were found. the photos is what employees in the mail room where every day. a third package was sent to the white house and addressed to president trump and another was sent to ted cruz's texas office. the expected ricin letters never entered the pentagon or the white house. investigators say they have reason to suspect a former sunia i have sailor sent them based on the returned a dress found on
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one of the envelopes that is according to a u.s. senior official. the pentagon was tipped off monday after the secret service intercepted a suspicious letter addressed to president trump. the centers for disease control says it would take a lot of ricin to kill someone. >> shepard: thanks, jennifer. mike pompeo has cancelled a treaty with iran, one that dates back more than 60 years. he made the announcement during a surprise news conference today. it's called the treaty of amity. odds are you never heard of it. analysts say withdrawing from it is a significant move. let's understand it a little better from our state department correspondent, rich edson who is live. >> hi, shep. iran has used this treaty to sue the united states in international court so the united states is now just removing the justification by getting out of this treaty. in fact, that court, the international court of justice, ruled this morning the united states should pull back some of
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its sanctions against iran. so the secretary state took to the briefing room and announced the united states would get out of the treaty. he said that iran is using and abusing the court of justice for political and propaganda purposes and interfering with the sovereign right of the united states to protect itself. the iran foreign minister said the u.s. nuclear deal with iran says it's -- >> shepard: breaking news. senator murkowski is speaking about kavanaugh. let's listen. >> he told me where he was leaning. he had not made his decision. i have a good relationship with our governor. we talked. we try not to kind of surprise one another. in fairness, as a governor, he does -- he's in his own
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election. it was a question that he was being asked. so he knew he was going to be taking a position. and so we shared that discussion. >> you've had a lot of tough votes over the years here and high tension things, anwar. how does this stack up in terms of decision making process compared to other big votes? >> i wish i could say i'm getting used to losing my own space but you guys do like invade my comfort zone. yeah, yeah. it's intense. i try to do it with good humor. i really do worry about you guys with the big cameras walking backwards. >> it's easy if you want to stop. we're trying to keep up with you. >> but what you're forgetting is that with all of this focus on one issue, i still have a day
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job. i have a lot of people that are hoping that i'm going to get in there and ask about broadband in rural america because it's a huge issue for us and so many of our communities. i don't even know if the hearing is going on because i slowed down because i don't want you to get hurt running backwards. >> thank you, senator. >> i appreciate it. >> shepard: lisa murkowski, the senator of alaska whom reporters are following very closely that are obvious. she's one of three senators what are -- these are the three, jeff flake, arizona, susan collins and lisa murkowski of alaska that will most likely be the deciders when it comes to the vote on judge kavanaugh to the supreme court regarding the president's statements surrounding an accuser.
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she called the president's comments unacceptable. she's one of the three that will make this decision and of course, reporters trying to get what they can from her as we move toward the pivotal time. the expectation is according to our correspondents reporting in washington that the report from the fbi on the background investigation ordered by the white house should be available to the senators on the judiciary committee, 11 republicans, 10 democrats, at some point today. if you've been with us, republican senators have suggested to us after the senators have seen that report, it will be locked in a safe on capitol hill and the leader in the senate, mitch mcconnell has said there will be a vote this week on judge kavanaugh. now, what is unclear to me at least at this moment is whether that is simply a procedural vote, which would allow things to move forward or whether it
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would be a vote on judge kavanaugh himself. on that matter, i personally am unclear. we know that mitch mcconnell has said there will be a vote. here's one of the matters to keep in mind on that vote. you don't call the vote if you're the party in charge with which the republicans are unless and until you have the votes to pass. mitch mcconnell says there will be a vote this week. and there will if they have the votes to clear judge kavanaugh. if they do not have the votes to clear judge kavanaugh, one might suspect that mitch mcconnell's promise of a vote might prove impossible. we'll know when we know. judge mike emanuel is live on capitol hill. we watch as our senior capitol hill producer there, chad pergram, follows along lisa murkowski. lisa, collins, murkowski and flake have the most sought after comments in the country this
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day. mike emanuel, are you there? >> absolutely. can you hear me? >> shepard: yes. >> sorry about that, shep. yeah, we have cameras following these senators everywhere they go here on capitol hill. you can tell they're getting weary from all of the intense scrutiny that they're getting. lots of questions about how they'll vote, what they react to in terms of the latest developments, how they react to what the president said last night on the stump in mississippi. so it's been a withering process here on capitol hill. very intense time. protesters here and the female senators are getting a lot of pressure from a variety of groups, women's groups, abortion rights, et cetera. so they want to see this fbi report and the pressure is really getting intense. >> shepard: the question is mitch mcconnell has said there's a vote this week. there's a vote this week and period. and mitch mcconnell is very good at wrangling a vote. anybody has paid any attention knows that. do we have any indication from any of these three pivotal
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republicans about what it would take for them to be a no or a yes? have they been specific on any matters? >> not specific. they have just said that they want the fbi to have a closer look at some of the things that professor christine blasey ford brought up at the hearing. that was extremely high profile obviously. so they want to know what the fbi has to say about that. have they been able to get any corroborating evidence to back up what she says or any corroborating evidence to back up what judge kavanaugh has said. so a lot of people very anxious to see this report that we talked about earlier this hour. it's expected on the hill and all senators and nine staffers will see it. there's intense interest in what the fbi may have uncovered with the interviews of people that were mentioned, friends at a party or friends that say that there was no party. so bottom line, everybody is here very anxious to hear what the fbi has discovered. a lot of the people interviewed
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have been tight-lipped. >> shepard: they have. mike emanuel at the rotunda. the cameras continuing to follow. we suppose at any moment honestly that report could be delivered to the senators on capitol hill. will we know it that second? we may. we'll know when we know. a president might say, we'll see what happens. in other news today, an important news, the vatican has officially kicked off a month-long meeting with church leaders. today how the pope is encouraging them to engage young people under the cloud of sex abuse scandals. an important gathering is coming. our religion correspondent has more just ahead. your insurance rates skyrocket after a scratch so small you could fix it with a pen. how about using that pen to sign up for new insurance instead? for drivers with accident forgiveness, liberty mutual won't raise their rates because of their first accident. ♪ liberty. liberty. liberty. liberty. ♪
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>> shepard: breaking news now. the democrat joe manchin speaking on brett kavanaugh. listen. >> we'll look to see how -- what the report says. >> senator, have you heard about the text messages that brett
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kavanaugh sent to lawmakers last week? you expect that to be part of the report? >> i don't know. first time i heard about it. >> [question inaudible] >> we're looking at the facts right now. >> [question inaudible] >> what are you looking for at this point? >> i'm looking for clarity. >> [question inaudible] >> i can't judge anything. how many times i got to tell ya'll? i just want to see the report. once i see the report, you're asking is it too much, not enough? let me see it first. >> [question inaudible] >> it's been horrible. a circus. >> how it makes your vote more
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challenging. does that -- >> i'm looking at the gentleman as an adult. 31 years of professional service. i'm looking at his father as a person in the community. i am looking at everything. i'm trying to put the human side to it. i'm looking at the human side of it also. every aspect has to be looked at it. >> [question inaudible] >> thank you. >> shepard: for joe manchin there, for chad pergram, or senior hill producer. joe manchin is one of those democrats from a red state who could be one who might vote yes on judge kavanaugh. there's enormous pressure applied by conservative groups on democrats from red states, including joe manchin of west virginia, heritage action, a conservative policy advocacy
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organization. has really put forward a grass roots team and trying to pressure democrats to come over. if republicans have some who move away, it could give some relief to democrats in red states who might be able to vote yes on kavanaugh. again, we'll know a lot more once the report is in from the fbi, once the senators as have seen them and they put them in their safe on capitol hill. one of the questions that we're all seeking answers to, what will the process be? for instance, when the fbi report is ready, remember, they have a deadline of the end of the week, friday, i believe. so if they get that report this wednesday afternoon, how will the senators receive it, under what conditions what sort of information will the public receive about that particular fbi report before at least the
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senators get a chance to vote on such a thing. furthermore, how much time from the presentation of the vote between that moment and the moment of the vote. some democrats say we want to hear a report from the fbi. we'd like to hear from the fbi about this report. we want a question and answer question. so far they're not getting that. what they'll get is a report and a vote. what we don't know is how much time in between. certainly we don't know how those three still leaning republicans will vote in the end. by week's end, might we know? we might. and we'll be right back. ♪motorcycle revving ♪ motorcycle revving ♪motorcycle revving ♪ motorcycle revving ♪ no matter who rides point, ♪ there are over 10,000 allstate agents riding sweep. ♪♪
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>> shepard: the first lady melania trump said visited a plate she will never forget. a former slave holding facility in ghana. she said it was very emotional and called what happened there a
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tragedy. she spent time in a dark dungeon where crews kept slaves. melania trump is scheduled to visit three other african nations on her first major solo international trip as first lady. on this day in 1951, bobby thompson hit the shot heard around the world. a three-run dingner the bottom of the ninth to send the new york giants to the world series. the giants would lose the world series to their other cross-town rivals, the new york yankees. bobby thompson helped the giants win the pennant 67 years ago today. tonight, it's yanks and a's. it's the big stadium in the bronx for the one wild card shot. the cubs missed out, extra
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innings at home. the goat is gone. forget not. the dow is down. up 55 points. "your world" with neil cavuto starts right now. >> neil: you're looking live at a parking lot. it's not any parking lot. a lot of united states senators use that parking lot. lisa murkowski was one of them and other high-ranking officials, all going to be weighing on this report due out from the fbi very shortly. but the hoop you have to go through to get your hans on this report because there's only one report and it's not going to be copied any more than once. that's it. that's what you've got. those are the witness remarks on allegations that have been raised against brett kavanaugh. witnesses that supposedly support him, others that might or might not corroborate those, his critics.