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wow! i always knew i liked him. >> laura: i know the scalea family and that was a wonderful moment. the justice would have loved it. that's all the time we have tonight. fox take it from here. >> i'm in for shannon. we're following breaking news on the nation's highest contested midterm election battles raging. raising more questions about whether last week was really a blue wave. in georgia, abrams ended her campaign for governor by admitting that she can't beat the republican but she's refusing to call it a concession and she's also vowing legal action is coming, and in florida, sanchez is inching closer tonight to picking a chief-of-staff to start his transition to power as governor
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even though the democrat, gillum there, has not conceded item. you can't spell gillum without two l's. a hand recount under way for republican rick scott who still believes he's beat democrat bill nelson but the race is still going. coming to you live from river air yeah beach. good evening, steve. >> stacey abrams acknowledged that she lost the governor's race of georgia to brian kemp. kemp got about 50,000 more votes than arazorbacks out of four million cast. he narrowly avoid add run-off election by getting 50.2% of the vote. abrams was fighting arrested to the last minute to try and get 17,000 additional votes. that would have forced a run-off election. next month. she said there was no legal means to do so so in her concession speech she said strangely that it wasn't really a concession. here's abrams.
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>> to watch an elected official who claims to represent the people in the state boldly pin his hopes for election on the suppression of the people's democratic right to vote has been truly appalling. so let's be clear. this is not a speech of concession. >> it certainly didn't sound like a concession speech either. abrams said you're supposed to say nice things about your opponent in the race but she was having none of that. she said georgia had failed the voters. the state had failed. democracy had failed. she said there was systematic voter suppression across the state and she blamed brian kemp, chief elections officer, secretary of state, until two days after the election. she said it was his fault and he ran a vicious campaign. as for kemp, earlier on, he had referred to abrams' failure to concede as a temper tantrum but a different tone after the press conference, writing that he
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admired her passion and her industry and her willingness to work hard at politics. so really, a very different switch in tone there from kemp. abrams is just 44 years old. she made history as the first major candidate, african-american female, running for governor of georgia. so we could see her again in future races here. either for governor or for senator. ed, back to you. >> thanks, steve. let's move 600 miles to the south of atlanta, riviera beach, florida, where volunteers are painstakingly counting votes by hand to determine a winner of that hotly contested senate race. our correspondent phil keating is there for us, phil. >> good evening, ed. the still ongoing vote count in the very narrow senate race still almost being done. very close to being complete. operations here in palm beach county's elections warehouse are done. it's all locked up.
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as palm beach county finished its hand recounting this afternoon. joining the rest of the state, if not most of it in full completion or very close to it. 20 teams did not take long to agree on about 6,000 ballots which the machines never counted due to partially filled out ballots or ballots where a voter picked more than one person to win in. broward county, which missed the statewide deadline to submit its recount numbers yesterday by just two minutes, finished its senate race hand recounting tonight at 6:00. the vast majority of the ballots there had no vote in the senate race yet did have a pick in the governor's race. 25,000 of them. democrats are blaming that on ballot design which may have hurt senator nelson. still, the campaign ended. once again the courts have denied bill nelson's desperate attempt to change florida law after the election. it long pastime for bill nelson to face the facts. this charade is over.
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florida arians' votes have been counted multiple times. rick scott is the next senator from florida. as for the senate race the original vote count and the numbers from the recount are pretty much close to exactly the same. republican governor rick scott leading democrat bill nelson by almost 13,000 votes and today on fox, florida's attorney general faulted the nelson campaign continuing court action. >> these lawsuits are being brought by the dnc. by the way, all these civil suits, they could have been brought prior to this election. why did they wait? because bill nelson lost. why are they continuing? because bill nelson lost. >> as for the senate race the original vote count, the recount numbers are pretty much the same as i mentioned. and in the recount numbers, they barely altered the margin of the
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governor's race as well. republican rhonda sanchez ahead of democrat andrew gillum by 33,000. president trump tonight competing this. congratulations to ron desantis on becoming the new governor. against all odd he fought. the result being a historic victory. he never gave up and never will. he'll be a great governor. meanwhile, a state criminal investigation is being looked into in the cure form that went out. the alter cure forms for ballots that went out to voters in the days before and even in the days after the election. republicans are tying it directly to state democrats and the democrats saying they have hired their own investigator to get to the bottom of it. ed? >> we're getting closer. for more let's bring in the chair of the miami-dade democratic party. and the author of the book "fraud." how the left plans to steal the in connection with election. good evening, gentlemen. >> good evening. >> eric, i want to start with
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you. the title of your book is pretty direct and to the point. we've heard from republicans like congressman matt gates in recent days saying they think what we've watched play out is a dry run for 2020 and democrats are getting ready to try and steal florida in 2020 and deny the president from re-election. how do you back that up? >> i think what they are clearly trying to do is weaken the laws that are already incredibly vulnerable to bad actors by suggesting by lawyers for senator nelson, that the law on the books on the night of the election no longer matter once the votes start to count and maybe the outcomes aren't what we were hoping for. so i think what you're seeing is lawyers pushing and prodding for ventura ranlts in the court system so if there are any weaknesses, they can be exploited as well in 2020. >> rob, i want to give you a chance to respond to that look, brenda snipes, you know, in broward county, it didn't seem like she was following the law
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when she wouldn't even tell us how many ballots were there. i know it's a different county for you but react to these charges that democrats have been trying to steal this election. >> well, at first, thank you for having me on the program. what's happening in florida is simple. we're trying to make sure every single legal ballot that was cast is counted. there are millions who came out to vote in this election, many for the first time and whether you're a democrat, republican, independent, our highest priority should be that the will of the people is ultimately what's reflected in this. as far as what's happening in broward county, look, incompetence is not the same thing as fraud and we need to make sure that we tell the truth. rick scott has had election observers in broward county since before the election began. they have not alleged any fraud committed. these are conspiracies that are being brought up by republicans to try to undermine the ultimate outcome of this recount. no matter who wins or loses, that should not be what's
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happening. >> so if you say there is no fraud and you want every vote counted, votes have been counted for over a week now. why hasn't the democrat from your party, andrew gillum, admitted the reality and conceded that he's not going to win the governor's race? >> there are thousands of ballots that are still being counted all across florida. thousands more whose vote by mail ballots were initially rejected, that a judge just ruled that voters will now have a chance until tomorrow at 5:00 p.m. to try to correct. why not wait a few more days to make sure that ultimately the will of the people is reflected in this election? >> eric, what's wrong with that? >> well, a couple of things. first, as far as the allegations there is no fraud we know that 108 voters were rejected and caught trying to cast more than one ballot in this election cycle. we know someone was rejected for being a noncitizen, which means a noncitizen attempted to cast a ballot in palm beach county. why not give them a few more days.
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the argument is pretty clear if you allow people to violate the law, that disenfranchises the voters who followed the law. the republicans had a ramp up effort called walk it in. they went out and put effort out to get people, listen, we know what the law is. don't mail in your ballot, walk it in. it's disenfranchising people, by redirecting those resources if we choose to say that law doesn't count. we'll choose the rules we want to follow based on the outcomes we're desiring. >> 30 seconds. bill nelson's legal teal today all but suggested it will be really hard for him to overcome the deficit. why hasn't nelson conceded, last question? >> well, again, when there are thousands of ballots still being counted, and back to eric's point, those hundred ballots were rejected, system worked. there are still thousands of ballots that need to be counted and we want to fight to make sure that every legal ballot cast is counted in florida because that's what the voters deserve and no matter what party you're from we should all be
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rooting that the democratic process is followed. >> count every vote, legal vote, clearly. we appreciate you both coming in. also break, over a thousand people are unaccounted for. think about that. over a thousand people unaccounted for in northern california after a fast fire demolished the small town of paradise and hundreds of other acres. the death toll continues to climb. good evening, claudia. >> good evening to you, ed. as president trump gets ready to come here tomorrow to meet with first responders, no doubt he's wondering what everyone here is wondering. how many more victims will be found? eight more sets of human remains were recovered today bringing the death colfrom the campfire to 71. of the deceased 58 have been tentatively identified. 9,700 homes have been destroyed. total number of structures wiped
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out, 12,263. and tonight, more than a thousand people are unaccounted for. up by almost 400 since yesterday but the sheriff says those numbers are fluctuating. the same person could be listed more than once and it's taking time for officials to verify exactly who is missing. but more than a week later search teams combing through the ashes say they are finding victims almost every hour. experts say some bodies are so badly burned they may never be identified even with dna analysis. president trump says it's hard to fathom the soaring death toll. president trump: it's incredible what's going on. burned beyond recognition. they can't even see the bodies. it's incredible. no one has ever seen anything like that. claudia: the fire itself has burned 146,000 acres in steep, rugged terrain. the smoke has created very unhealthy air conditions all around northern california. by one account the air in san
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francisco is the worst in the world but the fire is now 50% contained and some of the evacuation orders are being lifted. still, thousands remain evacuated including hundreds now living at an encampment at the chico wal-mart. all week they have been getting donated food and clothes but volunteer organizers are starting to phase it out so people relocate to real shelters. time is of the essence because rain is in the forecast next week. perhaps good for that fire fight but certainly adding to the challenges for those search crews looking for more remains and certainly adding to the hardship for all of these evacuees here if they haven't found a better option. >> as you know, president trump will be on the ground tomorrow. we appreciate your report. >> has nancy pelosi met her march. a possible challenger emerges as a threat to block her from getting that coveted speaker's gavel. did a congressman really threaten to use nuclear weapons against gun-owning americans? that's what it sounded luke on
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take her on in the race for the speaker's gavel. >> here's more from washington. >> the soon to be democratic run house has an age problem. old against young. the assistant minority leader is 78 and the minority whip is 79 and the woman likely to win back the speaker's job, nancy pelosi, is also 78 and there are younger democrats eager to unseat her. >> sometimes you just need a different voice. sometimes you just need a different kind of vision. but i want to be clear, that i have not said anything negative about pelosi. >> one of the democrats, marcia fudge, challenging pelosi for the top job, met behind closed doors. afterwards, pelosi issued a terse statement, we had a candid conversation. in the press conference afterwards pelosi was blunt after taking a third question
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about age and leadership. >> my case is about being the best person. i'm not going to answer any more questions on that subject. >> pelosi is known as a good fundraiser and politician. >> she brought us to a massive victory in the house of representatives. she's strong. she's intelligent. she has the capacity, the compassion, and the strength of will. she'll be a great speaker. >> i'm not anti-pelosi. not at all. i consider the speaker to be a very talented speaker. remarkable speaker. i consider her to be a friend but i'm closer to marcia. >> in order to secure her victory pelosi has been meeting with undecided house democrats one-on-one. has won the votes of civil rights icon john lewis and the endorsement of the far left organization, yet she still lacks the majority, at
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least 17 democrats are opposed. that's where pelosi's top political reputation may come into play. inexperienced members joined in a climate sit-in, in pelosi's office, may find themselves with offices in the outer reaches and committee assignments that no member wants. >> a bigger obstacle to pelosi's success may be that republicans control the senate and white house. it ensures the death of almost all democratic legislation that does not seek generous compromise. >> ed: former pollster doug -- the editorial director of the daily collar, and senior writer -- i welcome you all. ladies first, we hear so much about how powerful nancy pelosi is, what a skilled negotiator she is, how much great stuff she did for barack obama when he was president yet she sits down today with marcia fudge, tries
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to sale the deal and fudge says i'm going to think about it over thanksgiving. >> right. so nancy pelosi, this is the most serious challenge she's ever had. tim ryan didn't really do too well when he tried to challenge her last time but i wouldn't underestimate pelosi. she's trying to quash it before it gets out of hand. she has a tremendous amount of power and for all the talk in the mainstream comparing president trump to a mob boss, i think there is a lot more arm twisting and offers you can't refuse coming out of pelosi's office than we've seen from the white house. poor mickey, who won in new jersey, a moderate democrat, had to run away from reporters after promising during the campaign that she would not back pelosi. she met with her today. she had to run away from reporters and wouldn't answer their question. >> i don't blame nancy pelosi for people getting tired of asking her questions about her
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age. this should not be about age, skin color, if she's the best job, great. i've got to reveal quietly before talking, you said to me you've got some doubts about her as speaker. >> i do. look. she's very unpopular with the american people and the polling shows she's unpopular with democrats as well, ed. my take is, she should go. the nature of the midterms suggested that the base of the party and its newly elected representatives involves more people of color, especially more women. i think the democrats will do better with marcia fudge as the new speaker and donald trump's best results would be the re-election of nancy pelosi, something that i think is not in my party's interest. >> ed: vince, that's pretty interesting coming from doug shown, a democratic royalist. we haven't much from marcia fudge. here's what she said today
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comparing to the cleveland football team. >> the browns have the same team today that they had three weeks ago. we changed coaches, and we started to win. the same people. sometimes you just need a different voice. sometimes you just need a different kind of a vision. >> ed: i get her point because the browns have a new head coach and seem to be doing better. on the other hand, over the last three seasons they have won like four games, five games. >> right in. this case you may argue that the coach succeeded. nancy pilosi is overseeing a house that they won beginning in january. they are so beholden and held hostage by identity politics, that, at the end of the day, having an old white woman in charge of the democratic party and continuing to be is just not the look the democrats want. they are looking over at the opposite side of the aisle seeing much younger leadership and thinking to ourselves, this is stuff we care about.
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youth and migrant status and we have to elevate those things to succeed and they think that's important to the leadership. >> ed: let's do a lightning round on another democrat. we see him. earlier he was on social media saying let's have a conversation about gun control. started out okay and then when someone fired back at him, this gentleman said, basically congressman you want a war because that's what would you get. you're out of your mind if you think i'll give up my rights and give the government all the power. this is where it takes a turn. it would be a short war, my friend. the government has nukes. too many of them. but they are legit. i'm sure if we talked we could find common ground to protect our families. >> now he says it was sarcasm, okay, we take the point, but for a congressman to say the government has nuclear weapons. >> right. we can only have civility until after we nuke your gun toting town apparently.
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i don't think he was actually serious but it's hilarious, if a republican would have said this to a voter, i think people would be very upset and this guy, 37 years old, wants to be president. once to run in 2020 and wants his finger on the button so maybe we should think twice about that. >> ed: is his spartacus moment? >> i think this is one of the shortest campaigns in american political history. he's done. what we need now is unity. we need a unified democratic party to work with the republican party, to get things done. that's more important than all this politics. he ought to go to a well deserved retirement at an early age. >> ed: i've got a minute and i want you to comment on this but i also want to work in and be fair, we're talking about the problems democrats are facing but how is the president unifying things as well? let's not just leave this on nancy pelosi. >> it's a reminder that you've
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got to be careful on twitter. no one perceives sarcasm so you don't have to explain it later on. on the other side, when it comes to republicans, the president plays a role when it comes to unity. we came out right after the election and even expressed support for pelosi. said that was an authentic ovation. let's see. right now, maybe there could be a turning of the page here between nancy pelosi. >> ed: i lied. doug, the last word. it was not a real offer to help nancy pelosi. >> it helped her get -- >> ed: liz, vince and doug, appreciate you coming in. great conversation, it looks like the president is almost ready to hand in his homework when it comes to the robert mueller investigation. he says he answered written questions from the special counsel. should he be worried? a live report coming up next, a panel of legal experts to break it all down.
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>> ed: president trump says he's answered those questions from special counsel robert mueller, and what mueller wants to know for the russian probe, he says he did it without any help from his team of lawyers. good evening, garrett. >> ed, good to be with you. this is another indication that the probe may be coming to a close. this has long been viewed as one of the final steps. president trump has been meeting with his lawyers at the white house to work on these questions but today he was adamant he didn't need any help with the answers. >> at an oval office bill signing the president said he easily answered a series of written questions from special counsel robert mueller. president trump: it didn't take very long to do them and there were my answers. i don't need lawyers to do them. you need lawyers to submit and go over the answers but they are not very difficult questions. >> those questions dealt with any possible collusion between the trump campaign and the 2016
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elections. no questions about the possible obstruction of justice which attorney rudy giuliani has said the president will not answer. president trump: i'm sure it will be just fine. you know why? because there was no collusion. >> he also renewed his attacks on the special counsel's investigation the day after tweeting they are screaming and shouting at people horribly threatening to come up with the answers they want. they are a disgrace to our nation and don't care how many lives they ruin. president trump: there should never have been any mueller investigation because there was never anything done wrong. there was no collusion, never has been. there was nothing -- we should have never had it. they have wasted millions of dollars. >> president trump said he's not submitted his answers to the special counsel quite yet and it's not clear when that will happen but it worth remembering even once mueller's invests is over house democrats have said they have a lot of questions and possible investigations of their own once they take control of the house in january. ed? >> ed: oh, yeah. that battle is just beginning.
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appreciate the report. let's turn and dig a little deeper with legal experts. former justice department counsel and former chief counsel to the senate former relations committee. gentlemen, thanks for staying up late with us. harry, i'll start with you. i want to take one step back, which is, from where we started with the assumption, i think, that the president would have had to sit for a multihour videotaped deposition, when this all started, is this at least a victory that he's submitting written answers to questions that one would assume his lawyers regardless of what the president said today, looked at very carefully? >> oh, yeah. it's a big victory for him. they are written, so you get to think about it. there is no risk of perjury. now, i do think, and in any
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other situation the prosecutor would have in mind follow up questions, and there is also the suggestion that there may be a little bit of an executive privilege fight. i think you can take giuliani's statements to suggest they may be going that route for a couple of the questions. but if this is all trump has to do, to personally answer mueller's questions, yeah, he's gotten away with a real victory, i agree. >> ed: i've seen other legal experts say there could still be a perjury trap because if you say something whether it's written or oral testimony, if it conflicts with what other witnesses have said they could still try to bring you back but as harry suggested, it's so late in the game now it would probably mean a subpoena that would take months to deal with. i seems like robert mueller is running out of time. >> it's hard to know if he's running out of time. he can run this investigation as long as he wants to. other special counsel investigations have gone on for years. i know people feel like this is
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coming to an end. the president has said so repeatedly. that's his prmpbs but we'll see. it wouldn't surprise me if mueller came back with more questions. harry is right. if the president gets away with just doing this he got off easily but i suspect that bob mueller is not quite done yet. >> ed: yes, we heard from the president. let's hear from a democrat, richard blumenthal who had this to say. >> it tells me it's either a false bravado or self-delusion or simple deception and all of it is dangerous to the president's case because he has to take these questions very seriously. >> ed: harry, he's a partisan democrat but does he have a point if you're submitting answers to a teacher, you don't want to attack the teacher right before you turn in the test, do you? >> he's a former prosecutor. this isn't really a democrat or republican issue.
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a, you don't want to attack the teacher but also, you want to take it very seriously, very carefully, and i actually think that has happened and the president's suggestion that he breezily dashed them off is probably false. i also want to just second what was said. if there is even another charge that's brought up and someone doesn't -- insists on going to trial that's an eight to 10-month process right there. i think it would be a mistake to assume that mueller is about to close up shop. >> ed: where is this all going, then? you worked in the senate. you understand, as garret suggested, the democrats, they don't have power in the senate but they have got power in the house now. is that where the action is going to be, congressional investigations as the mueller probe winds down? >> i think it's a little bit of both. we haven't heard anything about what paul maniforte has told
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him. mike was in the campaign for a long time. we have no idea what he's been telling mueller. that's an interesting thing yet to drop. the democrats will have tons of stuff. when i was with the bush administration we spent a tremendous amount of time responding to congressional inquiries. that will be a problem for the new white house council office as they get staffed up. that's a real challenge. if the president thinks he's done he's got a long ways to go. >> ed: this started with allegations there was collusion with the russians. they don't seem to have that evidence. >> that will be a big point coming up in the next few weeks. by the way, on flynn, his sentencing is december 4, we'll learn a lot then. manaforte, another 10 days. this is exactly the point that we're add. if they do charge joseph corcy, roger stone, that's what's been
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missing, the domestic side of the russian charges. stone, he did know about that stone was in communication with trump we might be going to the heart of the matter. >> ed: last point, i've got 15 seconds that doesn't necessarily prove the president did anything wrong, it doesn't necessarily lead to obstruction of justice as we heard at the beginning, might be where this goes. >> that's right. the real challenge is we have to look at the charges mueller brought against the folks involved in the russian deception stuff. he can charge collusion without it being real collusion. we'll see what happens going forward. >> ed: appreciate all the details. >> score one for the media. a judge orders the white house to back down on revoking a reporter's access. that story coming up. plus, as fires rage on both ends of california trace gallagher takes a close look at how the fire is taking place on both ends. did the democratic veto a
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ordered the trump administration to temporarily end its freeze out of cnn reporter jim acosta's press pass. here are more details. >> a press conference clash between president trump and his least favorite reporter about his least favorite network morphed into a major league test
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of press freedom anna preliminary ruling today cnn and white house correspondent jim acosta won that test for now. three days after cnn filed suit over a white house decision to suspend acosta's credentials federal judge timothy kelly ordered the pass restored while the case proceed. the trump appointee says he wasn't ruling on whether the white house violated acosta's first amendment's rights. president trump: that's enough. that's enough. cnn should be ashamed of itself having you working for them. you are a rude, terrible person. >> in the suit, backed by fox news and a dozen other major news out let the judge found the white house violated his due process saying the decision was shrouded in mystery and shifting explanations abandoning a claim that acosta laid hands on the intern reaching for the mike. chris wallace that will air on fox news sunday the president downplayed the decision. >> what they said, though is we have to create rules and regulations for conduct, et
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cetera, we're doing that, we're going to write it up right now. it not a big deal and if he misbehaves we'll throw him out or stop the news conference, or somebody else, i'm not just saying about acosta, cnn writes very fake knew. >> but cnn cast it as a victory for the news business. >> i want to thank all of my colleagues and the press who supported us this week and i want to thank the judge for the decision he made today. >> the judge did not address whether acosta's conduct was rude or disruptive but with the reporter back at the white house it was at least a symbolic win for the press over the president. ed. >> ed: thanks. new tonight the justice department a short time ago responded saying, "we're disappointed with the district court's decision. the president has brought authority to regulate access to the white house including to ensure fair and orderly white house events and press conferences." meanwhile, california's go is under new scrutiny tonight for vetoing a wildfire management bill two years ago. our correspondent trace gallagher is digging into the
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political fallout of the deadly wildfires from our west coast brewer row. hi, trace. >> good evening, the fire fighting in california at its peak, president trump said what many considered an ill timed tweet, there is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in california except that forest management is so poor. billions of dollars is given each year with so many lives lost, all because of gross mismanagement of the forest. remedy now or no more fed payments. the tweet drew immediate backlash. california governor-elect newsome called the president's action partisanship and others accuse the president of continuing his ongoing battle with california, except the president's comment wasn't partisan. it was accurate. there is little disagreement that dry overgrown forests are enormous fuel driven kinder boxes. this year the little hoover commission, an independent california oversight agency
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said, "california forests are reaching breaking point. the agency then recommended prescribed burns and forest clearing. but environmental regulations like the endangered species about and national environmental policy acts have made it very difficult for the forest service to remove dead fuel, though it appears the tide is changing. even california governor jerry brown, who has called the president's criticism of forest management uninformed, said this when he toured the fire zones. watch. >> going forward we're going to have to take a lot of steps that aren't so easy. we're going to have to manage our forests better, we'll have to build our cities more smartly. >> in other words, build them further away from the forest lan and while governor brown is now stating the obvious president trump indicated to chris wallace he might also be open to other opinions. listen. >> climate change, that it's drier, it's hotter, and that's
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contributing to it. president trump: it maybe contributes a little bit the biggest problem is management. >> last week the president threatened to pull -- he's now signed a disaster declaration opening up federal funds. tomorrow the president will tour the devastation caused by the california wildfires. ed? >> ed: thanks. just a few moments ago the president tweeted about that upcoming trip to california. he said, "thank you, jerry brown. the governor. look forward to joining you and gave knew -- gaven newsome, the incoming new governor." north korea claims they have tested a new ultramodern high-tech weapon plus explosives details leaking out about the murderer of saudi columnist khashoggi. what it all means.
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that the saudi crown prince did order the assassination of khashoggi in turkey last month. this contradicts all claims from the saudi government. joining me now, daniel -- good evening, sir. talk about the significance of
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this. i don't think there are very many people especially in your line of work, who are surprised by this because the saudis, their accounts have not added frankly but what does this mean now? >> leaving aside the issue of the leak, a ci assessment, the fact that it's a high level of confidence means that the c.i.a., if this is true, is really very su-- was involved w murder of khashoggi. i think they will be under some pressure to bring sanctions against ben salmon. >> that's the next question, really, was this leaked by someone who wants a c.i.a. assessment, critical assessment of the saudis throughoout there. he said, "so what now? will the administration pressure
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the saudis to deal with bss and the crown prince or will the u.s. look the other way to send a signal can do so with impunitity. how do you answer that question? >> the assessment is so much at odds with what we heard yesterday from the prosecutor prosecutor and who used to be the ambassador here in the united states, it was a "rogue" negotiating team that was responsible. this one will come to a head. i wouldn't be surprised if we see congressional hearings before the congress puts some pressure on the administration. clearly there are different views within even the administration on how to proceed. >> the president has made a clear point that the saudi relationship is important despite these streams in terms of battling terror around the world. that's an important point. obviously, that we have to make. let's turn quickly to north korea. another big threat around the world. you and i were together in singapore at that first summit the administration has talked about possibly a second summit coming up after the midterm
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elections but now this report today suggests north korea has developed some kind of a new weapon. what does this all mean? >> it's shrouded in secrecy. it's been called a modern -- ultramodern weapon. it's a message to all of us that he can turn on or turn off the developments we've seen in the relationship over the past couple of months and turn on the acrimony if he wishes. he's trying to drive a wedge and it's not so hard among those imposing the economic sanctions. russia, china, the united states, and south korea, it's a pretty fragile alliance with russia and china trying to break those sanctions. trying to take advantage of that. >> i've got 30 seconds. the president boasted and maybe rightly so about getting north korea to calm down. no missiles over japan. got the remains of american heroes. there have been gains coming out of singapore but what does the president need to do next to make sure this is not all a mir
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rang? >> there have been some gains but at the same time north korea has not provided an severe of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, nor a timetable for their destruction. there is a lot of work to get done but we all knew going back that we needed to have realistic expectations given that the kingdom has been such a challenge. >> appreciate you coming in. >> thank you. time for our midnight hero. five years ago, miles scott was diagnosed with leukemia and his make a wish team was to be batman. so the city's first responders made his wish come true. they turned san francisco into gotham city and he became that kid. five years after living that dream we're happy to report that the kid, now 10 years old, is cancer-free and, as you might say holy toledo. most grateful that you spent 2 evening with us. i've got to get to bed because i'm going to be here for "fox and friends" at 6:00 a.m.
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