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world a better place. i gave a new more to that woman. genevieve chase. she was an afghanistan veteran. her truck was rammed by a car packed with explosives. she started american women's veteran and the focus on women's issues and helping those with ptsd and other areas. >> the special report is up nex next. >> bret: president trump zeros in on a nominee for attorney general and yes, he may have for that name before. the arrest of a top executive at a chinese telecom company sends wall street really and could have major implications on the u.s. china trade deal. plus, how republican lawmakers are trying to take away a lot of power from the income with the democratic governor. this is "special report with bret baier." ♪
good evening and welcome to washington, and bret baier. we began with a new attorney general nominee. possibly. most definitely, one of the wildest rides in a long time on the wall street roller coaster. the arrest of a top time chinese tech executive in canada could provide yet another stumbling block to settling trade differences between the u.s. and the world's most populous country. the rest sends market into another tailspin today, the dow was down 780 points before a fiercely day rebound to finish off just 79. the s&p 500 lost 400, the nasdaq 8:30. first, back to the future. and the attorney general surge we now know president trump is considering as his next chief of law enforcement. it does a man who's done that job before. john roberts is here to tell us with that is. good evening. >> for the past several weeks president trump seemed to know
to his jeff sessions permanently, he had all that criticism about the interim attorney general matt whitaker. suddenly this afternoon, with that the president had settled on the candidates. one was enjoyed this and supports. >> sources tell fox news that president trump wants william barr to be his next attorney general. if nominated it will be his second tour of duty. he served as attorney general during the george h.w. bush administration. a kid from columbia university and george washington university law school, he was just 42 when he first became attorney genera attorney general. while president trump doesn't know him, they do have one thing in common, he fully supported the president's decision to fire fbi director james comey last year. >> the president is entitled to his choice as fbi director, while ira meyer jim comey a lot, i think he is contributed to the
country, he is enormously gifted, he crossed a basic line back in july. fundamental lines in the department. >> is the president looks to give him a thumbs up, the stock market turned stumptown today on the u.s. china trade relationship. the reason for the surge, the rest saturday of the cfo. he is china's largest telecom company and america's chief competitor for new 5g systems that will revolutionize everything from cell phones and to self-driving tribes and to robotic surgery. at the request of the united states, he was arrested by canadian authorities in vancouver. the doj has been investigating the possible violation of the iron sanctions and wants to extradite him. china is protesting loudly. >> china demands them demands attempt to immediately clarify the reason for the arrest. release the detainee and safeguard the legitimate right and interests of the detainee. speak with the rest with me to
the same day president trump was having dinner with chinese president in an attempt to move u.s. chinese trade relations forward. the white house says that president trump did not know about the arrest before his meeting. national security advisor john bolton on npr today. >> there are a lot of things that are pending at any given time, you don't know what exactly what is going to happen in terms of a particular law enforcement action. >> he added that he has long been suspected of involvement in intellectual property theft and force technology transfer on behalf of the chinese government. >> i think this is going to be a major subject of the negotiations president trump and president and president xi jinping agreed on and finesse errors. >> he has been attempting to dominate the global 5g infrastructure, everything from intellectual property theft to outright espionage. some countries including new zealand, australia and pretend either eliminating or limiting their use of products.
no project on whether his arrest is going to have any impact on the pending u.s. china trade talks. >> bret: john, thank you. let's look deeper at some of the reasons for what is happening on wall street. susan lee of the fox news business network cleanse us from new york. >> good evening, investors will need to get used to these highly volatile days, we were tracking for another big loss on the fragility of the u.s. china trade deal after the arrest in canada. just after 3:00 p.m., "the wall street journal" reported the federal reserve's may be slowing down next year and that is one thing started turning around into the close, but technology names of the recovery today. gates at the end for amazon, netflix, facebook and google that is encouraging to some investors who say we may be nearing a bottom. it was a third higher today than the one month average which suggest investors were buying on
conviction, suggesting a loss may have stabilized. it is already been a tough week. tuesdays 800-point loss with the fourth largest in the dow's history with all of the top four losses taking place this year. project oil prices seem to be a drag on thursday with the global oil cartel, opec unsure of a production cuts. investors were so closely watching the race on u.s. treasury notes. a complex, but extremely important anomaly of the yield curve conversion and that is on the race for 10-year treasury bond ability to year and that suggests a pessimistic outlook for future growth. a yield curve conversion has proceeded nearly every recession since the 1960s including 2008. he also had gm and ceo mary bar having a discussion on capitol hill explaining the company's decision to cut nearly 12,000 american jobs. >> bret: general motors as an american company and that means
they should hire american workes and never there is an opportunis and others that are being made in mexico, that production needs to come back to the united states. >> the gm has said that he will try to shift the job cuts to other plants across the country. >> bret: susan, thank you. speaking of capitol hill, the senate is once again tonight and the squeeze on president trump over the heat suspected involvement of saudi arabia's crown prince and the death of the journalist. this comes as congressional leaders continue efforts to try to reach a budget agreement ahead of a looming government shutdown. mike emanuel has the latest from capitol hill. >> pressure is building on president trump to take action against the saudi arabia prince for the murder of jamal khasoggi and it is coming from both sides of the aisle. >> this is a open and try to it seems. you have to willfully be wanting
to ignore evidence of their do not know that he was involved. illinois democrat dick durbin says the saudis must pay a price, we should formally expel the impasse letter to united states given the conferences directed involvement in the kidnapping and murder of jamal khasoggi. the retiring senate relation chairman said the u.s. should be tough after all, the saudis need us. >> this is out of kilter. their relationship to us is far more important than our relationship to them. we know that. and yet everyone is getting this all turned around. >> on government funding, congress just kick the can two more weeks to december 21st. that battle should come right before christmas. >> we made a lot of progress on 75% of the appropriations, i would like this included. you may be two more weeks. let's go from there. >> the house democratic leaders such as outline to consider a doc ideal for some border wall funding. nancy pelosi is still trying to secure enough votes to be the next week or so she is taking a
hard line. >> speaking for myself, we consider the wall immoral, and effective, expensive, that is how i would interpret a continuing resolution. chuck schumer said he is trying to fire up his base. president rouhani says he wants to throw a temper tantrum and checked on the government over christmas come over the wall. that is his decision. that sets the stage for a meeting between president tromp, schumer and nancy pelosi. this issue border security and funding is expected to be front and center. >> bret: mike, thank you. federal prosecutors say they will not pursue another trial against the border patrol agent who fatally shot a mexican teenager across the border fenc fence.
he has been a bit of second-degree murder and any voluntary manslaughter, both hamsters deadlocked on lesser charges. his attorney says the agent was acting in self-defense and following policy he fired at least 16 shots at the boy who was throwing rocks at law enforcement officers. we should learn more, a lot more about the special counsel investigation into russian interference in the 2016 election in the next 24 hours. we will also be hearing about the republican probe of alleged bias, the department of justice. here is catherine herridge on the prospects for a very big day tomorrow. >> on friday the special counsel pro penthouse republican fbi investigation comes to a head. the documents of their allegations, the former trim campaign chairman paul manafort and his agreements. his legal team said they use tactics to obtain information that the client does not have or evidence that does not exist. >> it is a terrible situation
for paul manafort. it does not agree to move the prosecutors either. they really can't use them as a witness. >> earlier this week the special counsel filed the i'm all for national security advisor mike flynn with heavy reactions. a similar effort to shield sensitive information is expected in the mena fort filing a separate sentencing for michael: . records show mike: lied to congress about a 2016 tromp moscow real estate project has participated in seven voluntary interview meetings with the special counsel office. legal service predicts the next few weeks will be telling. >> if there aren't any new indictments, that would tell you that he is preparing a report to deliver to congress about what his investigation has uncovered, relative to the president. >> after withdrawing legal efforts, former fbi director james comey is on capitol hill on friday for a rare close rare closed-door interview under oath
with the house judiciary committee. after controversial text messages from fbi agent peter strzok, p.i. lawyer lisa page, republicans protect hard questions on political bias in the clinton email and brush investigation. >> there is a whole host of things that mr. james comey knows and he is made statements on some of them. >> the prosecuting, associates and republicans want him to explain why he apparently did not pursue similar allegations against hillary clinton over her congressional testimony about her email use. he transferred and could be released as early as saturday, the former fbi director said the move is the closest he can get to a public hearing. >> bret: there is also an information tonight but the evidence in the clinton foundation investigation. >> next week mark meadows company chairman of the caucus is holding a committee hearing on the investigation into the foundation, as he year ago the u.s. attorney in utah, john huber was tasked with jeff
sessions with issues. tonight, he confirms to fox news that three whistle-blowers have come forward with hundreds of pages of evidence on potential wrongdoing, the misappropriation of funds and pro pro. the foundation has consistently maintained that it does a charity and never traded on hillary clinton's position as secretary of state. >> bret: we will follow all of these threats. thank you. a private burial service for president george h bush. it just wrapped up in college station, texas. this follows one last farewell, funeral service in his adopted hometown of houston. a last train ride between the two locations. amazing images. she wraps up today's memorial from college station. ♪ >> a texas sized farewell for george h.w. bush, more than a thousand family and friends of the 41st president gathering at
saint martin's church in houston. remembering and honoring the late leader through scripture read by his grandchildren. >> the lord is my shepherd, i shall not be. >> a song by the country singer, the oak ridge boys. and reba mcentire. as well as remembrances by former secretary of state and longtime friend, james baker. he placed his love of country. >> george bush was a charter member of the greatest generation. his wish for a kinder, gentler nation was not a cynical, political slogan. it came honest and unguarded from his soul. >> recalling his sense of humor. >> he would look at me and say, if you are so smart why my president and you are not? and his gift of friendship.
>> we had you as our president and as such a friend. >> his oldest grandson george prescott bush recalling fond memories. >> all the competitor each night he challenged all the grandkids to the coveted first asleep award. until he always made time to help others. >> he left a simple yet profound legacy to his children into this country. service. after the funeral, the last leg of the former president's journey was made by rail. only the eighth presidential funeral train and the first since dwight eisenhower. the custom-made union pacific locomotive is number 4141 for the 41st president and painted the same sky-blue as air force one. they train slowing down for thousands who came to pay their final respects as it carried his body some 70 miles to college station and his final resting spot as his presidential library where he was probably
buried next to his beloved wife barbara and his daughter robin. and for the public as the bush family is, farewells were shared by all. further requests, the final goodbye was private. >> bret: thank you. up next, new concerns over whether north korea is telling the truth about cutting its nuclear weapons and long-range missile programs as you look live one last time, college station, texas. the final resting place of president george h.w. bush. rest in peace. ♪ [man 2] proof of less joint pain... [woman 3] ...and clearer skin. [man 3] proof that i can fight psoriatic arthritis... [woman 4] ...with humira. [woman 5] humira targets and blocks a specific source of inflammation that contributes to both joint and skin symptoms. it's proven to help relieve pain, stop further irreversible joint damage, and clear skin in many adults.
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correspondent rich edson. >> north korea is expanding a missile base deep in its mountainous interior near its border with china. because of that location of the base is a strong candidate to receive north korea's newer missiles, including those that can strike the united states. that does the assessment of the institute of international study at california graduate school. researchers evaluating new satellite images say they show north korea continues to work on the young missile base and a suspected new facility nearby. they said kim jong un continues producing and deploying nuclear armed missiles just as he ordered in january before meeting in june with president trump in singapore. the state department refuses to comment on the report as there are concerns u.s. efforts to disarm north korea are stopped. >> he is trying to give north korea a chance to live up to the commitments they made at the summits. he has held a door open for them and they need to walk through it.
>> this morning secretary of state mike pompeo met with south korea for the state departments as they again discussed north korea's nuclear arsenal. the administration parts of the ongoing discussion between the north korea temperament and suspended nuclear missile tests says progress though offers little evidence they are actually dismantling its weapons. >> the bottom line is, if they want out from underneath the council sanctions, they are going to have to make progress. the next up appears to be another meeting between president trump and kim jong un. try to agree to some specifics on how exactly north korea would dismantle its nuclear weapon program. the president says he will likely meet with him next month or the next month after. >> rich edson, thank you. up next by elizabeth warren's path to the nomination in 2020 seems to be kidding a little bumpier. we will explain. first, beyond their borders. ecuador's president is ramping up pressure on the wikileaks founder to leave his country's embassy in london.
lynn marino says britain has provided sufficient guarantees that he will not be extradited to face the death penalty abroad, he has been at the embassy since 2012 after being charged with crimes in sweden. new protest marches took place this evening in greece on the tenth anniversary of the fatal police shooting of a teenager. i was earlier, masked youths to take place with firebombs and stones, the teen was killed on december 6th 2008 by a policeman following an altercation. that death led to a two week outburst of the worst violence greece has seen in decades. u.s. investors to the united nations nikki haley was unable to get get the combinatn approved by the general assembly today. his action was ported by procedural move from bolivia and the arab states. the outgoing ambassador sought to have a mosque condemned by the you and for the first time
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for more than five years. she alleges there are other illegal immigrants working there as well. the trump organization has just responded minutes ago saying, give tens of thousands of employees across our properties and have very strict hiring practices. if any employees submitted false documentation, they will be terminated immediately. one of the democrats expected to launch a serious campaign for the nomination in 2020, is facing new questions tonight. elizabeth warren of massachusetts has had to be having a hard time with reaction to her latest effort of fighting back criticism of her claims about native american ancestry. peter doocy was going to make sense of all that in her prospects tonight. >> this is elizabeth warren. she made a big splash when she revealed she had a sliver of native american and her family tree.
>> the facts suggest that you have ancestry in your pedigree. >> that pedigree only includes between 164th and 11,000th native american and other "new york times" is reporting advisors quote her saying she is a privately expressing concern that she may have damaged her relationship to native american groups on her own standing with activists, particularly those who are racial minorities. she says she has no regrets. >> i have put it all out in public. i put out ten years of tax returns. my hiring records and dna tests. >> progressive's are the only ones crying foul. the cherokee nation condemned the possible presidential candidate saying, using a dna test to relate a claim to any tribal nation, even vaguely is an appropriate and wrong. president trump filed on. >> i used to go around saying i
have more indian blood than you do and i have now on. and i was right! she has been hiring staff and making speeches and taking meetings including with barack obama that seemed to be positioning her for a presidential campaign. >> the world changed in 2016. it changed again in 2018. i believe it will change again in 2020. >> 2020 is still the table despite the possible setback. >> it is important to be trans- transparent. we have had conversations about it and that is how we learn. >> her hometown paper is selling at stock and a 2020 run, "the boston globe" just posted an editorial describing her as a divisive figure and that does a problem for the globe which thinks only a unifying figure could match up with and beat president trump. >> bret: peter doocy live on the hill, thank you. the north carolina republican
party says it would be open to a new congressional election if an investigation or to find a high likelihood of wrong doing this without grace. the state elections board is trying to determine if absentee ballots could have changed the outcome of the ninth district contest. ballot totals have republican mark harris leading democrat dan mccready by 905 votes. state elections board refuse to certify the results because of questions involving imbalance. moments ago, he withdrew his concession. >> political power struggle in wisconsin as can lawmakers try to ease the sting of losing the governor seats by restricting power of the incoming democratic chief executive. senior correspondent mike tobin looks at how they're trying to do that and if it will work. >> liberal protesters were back in wisconsin state capitol furious that the republican majority use the lame duck
session to pass laws, dementia and the power of incoming governor-elect tony devers who outed scott walker. >> they decided they didn't like it was coming into office. they wrote some bills to restrict his power. a month after republicans lost all statewide races they maintain a majority and both houses. they passed bills given the legislator control over an economic development agency. many bills limiting the governor's power including the ability to issue regulations. the incoming democrat says his first move is to appeal to walker. >> we are looking forward to making sure the people of wisconsin can't connect to the governor and encourage him to veto this bill. wisconsin republicans also targeted the attorney general with legislation removing his ability to withdraw from lawsuits. which means incoming democrat cannot back out of a challenge to obamacare, a key issue in the
campaign. >> it is trying to put its judgment and place of the judgment of the voters of wisconsin. >> the flurry of bills guaranteed that both the legislative and executive branches have an equal seat at the table. >> i don't believe they should be able to undo the work of the legislator. >> and michigan demonstrators had been out in force at the republican controlled legislation use the lame duck session to pass bills lowering minimum wage and weakening an initiative for sick leave. the senate passed a bill stripping the incoming secretary of state's oversight of campaign finance law. michigan's outgoing republican governor rick snyder's waited to review the bill in wisconsin, governor walker will not say if you will sign. governor-elect e verse says that if he refuses to veto, the coach are an option. back to you. >> bret: and our midwest bureau, thank you. a possible new are attorney
♪ >> bret: the president certainly is entitled to his joy check to make twice as fbi director and while i admire jim comey a lot, i think he has contributed to the country, he is enormously gifted. he crossed a basic line back in july, fundamental lines in the departments which is that investigations are supervised and directed by the lawyers, the prosecutors at the department. not the agents. >> bret: william barr said to be the leading contender to be the next nominee for attorney general taking over for
jeff sessions. now he is acting, mr. whitaker. william barr was attorney general before under the 41st president of united states. he said not only that, once you weren't there, he has written numerous things including about the meal or prosecution. they are identifying fairly strongly with the political party. i would've liked to see mueller have more balance. talking about the democratic party. those two statements alone, they are very positive. what about this choice? he is well respected from republicans and democrats. we don't know if it does a fact but it looks like it is heading that way. let's begin our panel. national security analyst, josh crush our, political editor for the national journal. josh, are you surprised by this? >> it is a little surprising. he week that we are honoring and commemorating with george h.w.
bush. we have his former attorney general looked like he may be the next successor to jeff sessions. it is a reminder that president trump may talk a tough game about the investigation, but his instinct is to go in an established direction and he is a very established pick. he is someone who is not like jeff sessions. he is a corporate attorney and he is someone who has defended the president on numerous occasions, but he is not a trompe l'oeil list. >> bret: he said he is a corporate attorney. he is a partner at a big law firm here at town. the current white house counsel just started this past week, morgan. it is interesting that all of this on capitol hill is on matt whitaker and now you're getting this other name that pretty well is respected on the left and right. >> i think it is a smart move politically. even with the bigger majority in the senate, what all this comes
down to us we can the president get confirmed. you're going to need to see someone that can go through it without a big political fights. we'll have to rename a replacement to nikki haley as well. there'll be some big confirmations the need to get through. the most simple things to name someone to move past would occur. that is a lightning rod of criticism. the democrats to go up the house will see more investigations into him. to move on to someone well respected. >> i think we also might see the hypocrisy at work here with the democrats. they just got done lopping this week president 41, george h.w. bush and all the sudden here comes bill barr. a guy who worked in his administration. by the way, how are you going to handle that? potential confirmation time. he said all these nice things about a president that was calm and had stability. if you made the right choice, wasn't trump making that choice? >> bret: exactly right. let's turn now to this u.s.
china trade. >> they mass something them to immediately clarify the reason for the arrest, safeguard legitimate rights of interests of the detainee. >> someone violated the law you can say you won't hold them accountable. because it is a geopolitical matter. >> not respecting this particular arrest but we've been concerned about their others as well. this is going to be a major subject of the negotiations for president trump and president xi jinping. >> that arrest with the chief executive, this tech company and it has caused a major issue for trying out. we are told that there could be a bail set tomorrow. what about this? >> i think that this sounds a very loud and clear message to business executives around the world, you cannot evade u.s. sanctions on iran. even though this arrest happened
during in the midst of this trade discussion, it merely based on invading chiron's actions and not complying with them. for european companies were looking at this arrest that were thinking about doing business in iran will think twice. >> look at the dow today and the wild ride that it has been on as of late, this is just today. you see tuesday's clothes, and made a comeback. this dynamic about where u.s. trade is and what is happening after bonus eras. i talked to peter navarro at the white house the other day, it is a major issue for the countries. >> this could be a big time political thing because the markets are not reacting very positively. look, the trump game plan was to play hardball and hope that china would make concessions. china is him playing ball. a lot of american voters feel an economic squeeze, it will end on
the president's desk. >> bret: i guess they are thinking according to bill barr and others, just give it some time. calm down, china said what they said in this meeting we have to go through the process but eventually we will get them to the table and start to level the playing field. >> that is right on the clock is ticking. that 90 day clock. i think that works for the administration at this point. there is something to dangle up the chinese if you well. this is definitely as the dow turns, i think this is a roller coaster december. i think we're about to see it. i also think we are seeing the art of the deal play out. not just in the boardroom, but it is playing out in the stock market and i think the parallel between the two is interesting. >> bret: to that point, this is the chinese commerce ministry spokesperson. >> the teams of both sides are having communication and cooperation with each other. we are full of confidence that an agreement can be reached for
the next 90 days. >> bret: well? >> the past 30 years u.s. foreign policy, administrations have placated the fact that if we open up to a china economically this american business, china will open up politically. with fixing the past few years is that promised we've been working on for 30 years, it is not true. we have china closing and am becoming more insular and america and european governments need to ask themselves what the chinese order look like and do you want to be a part of it? if not, the matter what you feel you need to back him up. >> up going to say, he needs to get a deal. i hope president trump can. >> bret: the panel, standby. next up will look at the 2020 presidential hopefuls onex the presidential hopefuls onex the democratic side. physical ♪
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>> do think this will impact the 2020 run? >> it is all out there. >> i will have a strong consideration. >> i don't know about this topi topic. i said i would look at it after the first of the year. we will see then. >> i will keep you posted. i won't be shy about it. >> bret: a lot of strong consideration. a lot of thinking and decision-making over the holidays. we look at the board of possibilities and you can't really put them on one screen. we tried there. there are more. democratic presidential hopefuls, wannabes. david. your thoughts, early thoughts on how this is shaping up? >> there so much to unpack here. i think beto o'rourke could potentially be as we see here right now in the driver's seat. he packages at all very well.
>> he lost to ted cruz in texas. a prolific fund-raiser. >> it is half the battle. packaging is half the battle as barack obama did that in 2008. look, donald trump is very good at branding as we know. ask line tag. along comes pocahontas and spartacus. here we go again. he seems to have once again eliminated elizabeth warren even before she got to the starting gate. >> bret: is speaking of that, "the new york times" had a blistering story today about this and would it produce these questions about the whole dna test they quote her and say, she is probably expressed concern that she is much to her relationship to native american groups at her own standing with activists, particularly those were racial minorities. they say they believe a plan should be made to repair that damage, possibly including a strong statement of apology. she has yet to delay criticism
from grassroots, operatives and other potential 2020 allies who complain that she put too much emphasis on the controversial field of ritual science and in doing so pleaded to his hands. mr. trump's. there is another piece that said cory booker has seven times more native american in his dna as elizabeth warren. >> let's call a spade to spade here. you have a white woman who attended for a large part of her career to be a minority. in order to benefit her career. if that is not offensive to democratic primary voters, i don't know what it is. if i was kamala harris come up with a tour and say, tell me what it is like to be a woman of color. clearly kamala harris if anything has had to overcome many struggles in her life. she is my dark horse. another reason is because the
democratic primary in california was moved from june to march 3rd. very early in the game that will benefit her. i think anyone of the older generation, not to speak ill of anyone, joe biden, sanders, i think they're going to struggle. the energy in the democratic party is with younger people. >> bret: there is a "wall street journal" poll looking at iowa law that says just that. give other people like tom steyer. give mike bloomberg we saw there. others, john delaney is already campaigning. >> this nomination will be as much of an authenticity as a much about ideology. that is elizabeth warren's problem. she is liberal enough. this whole dna test, identify with progressives. it doesn't fly with publicans. that is five beto o'rourke is raising so much money. he is a losing senate candidate, but he created so much pause and so much authenticity and his campaign but he is not being
talked about. >> bret: at both o'rourke and andrew gillum, the candidate down in florida met with barack obama in recent days. that is usually the path in which someone gets anointed. >> it is like barack obama is donald trump and circa 2,000. it might be this way with barack obama. i will say you mentioned authenticity which i thought was interesting. joe biden, definitely authentic to the point where he can be there. he said it himself. in the way he made a gaffe already this week saying i'm the most qualified person to run for president. last time i checked, that is what hillary clinton said. >> bret: thank you so much. when we come back, a final tribute to the 41st president. ♪ ♪
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>> bret: finally denied, a final funeral in houston for president george h.w. bush. his stories were humorous and emotional. a scenic train trip to a final resting place. the largest flyover we have seen and a final private could buy by the family. >> he had a very effective way of letting you know when the discussion was over. he would look at me and he said, if you are so smart why my president and you are not. [laughter] >> he would be the first to quote intense horseshoe matchups. with family, secret service, or anyone willing. while encouraging trash talk like a power outage if you were short. >> he fancied himself to be a good singer. he was not.
>> bret: the largest formation, saying goodbye to president george h.w. bush. college station, texas. thank you for joining us. that is it for "special report with bret baier." fair, balanced and unafraid. here is martha. >> martha: what a week. a beautiful montage there. thank you very much. good evening as we get started here tonight, george h.w. bush laid to rest a short time ago in a private ceremony surrounded by his family and closest friends. the legacy of the former president has been the focus of our week. and now it appears that a member of the bush 41 white house team may become a major player the trump administration. sources telling fox news that president trump wants to nominate his former cabinet member, william barr to be
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