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interstate. again, if you believe in darwinism you will not regulate the use of scooters. because this paper straw, still working fine. >> liar! >> it's true. set your dvr, never miss an episode of "the five." "special report" is up next with brett. >> bret: thanks, jesse. this is a fox news alert. i'm bret baier in washington. breaking tonight, the justice department is opening an investigation of major digital tech firms to see if they engaged in anticompetitive practices. no company names were announced today with the doj is referring to what he calls "search" social media and some retail services online. kristin fisher has details of what could be the start of a really big investigation. >> could be a big investigation and it could really pose a big threat to companies like facebook, google, amazon, and apple. none of them were specifically mentioned in a press release from the department of justice, which dropped less than an hour ago, but the release makes it
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very clear that it's looking into the dominant tech firms of the day to see if they are unlawfully reducing competition, stifling innovation, or harming consumers, and consumers really seem to be the driving force here because according to the press release, it reads "the department's review will consider the widespread concerns that consumers, businesses, and entrepreneurs have expressed about research, social media, and some retail services online." remember, this probe comes as a growing number of lawmakers, and even president trump, have called for stricter regulation. if some lawmakers have been called for the breaking up of some of the big tech companies including some democratic 2020 contenders. as of right now, most of those companies are not commenting. we had nothing so far from amazon or facebook according to the associated press. apple did get back and referred them to recent comments from ceo tim cook who told last month that he doesn't think anybody
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reasonable would call apple a monopoly, but we will have to wait and see. the attorney general bill barr feels the same way. bret, this really signals the attorney general's attempt to investigate these big tech companies. full steam ahead. >> bret: we should point out this is dual track because doj has this on the anticompetitive side in this investigation, we don't really know the scope of it come as you point out, but on capitol hill, it's an entirely different investigation with multiple committees on privacy, on this front, on antitrust, and we don't know the scope of that yet. >> don't have the scope and it just goes to show you how much washington is going to be a threat to these big tech companies down the road. this really is, by all accounts, just the beginning. >> bret: it will come up in 2020 i'm sure as well. thank you. >> thanks, bret. >> bret: while much of political washington counts on the hours to one of the biggest days of congressional hearings in years, president trump is focusing not on former special counsel robert mueller, but on
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what has been his signature issue during the rise to political prominence, immigration. and he's pushing new enforcement of an old law to get illegal immigrants out of the country faster. chief white house correspondent john roberts has details tonight on the north lawn. good evening. >> good evening to you. with the southern border in christ as the white house reached all the way back to the clinton administration to tell illegal migrants as the acting dhs secretary put it, if you have no legal right to be here, we will remove you. >> we are building the wall, so they come out with donald trump has built almost no wall. what a lie that is. >> immigration was on president trump's mind today, talking to teams at a turning point usa summit justice's department oman security announced it was expanding his ability to quickly deport people sneaking into the country buried under a 1996 law signed by president clinton, certain people who enter the country illegally can be removed without seeing a judge.
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the current enforcement has been limited to people in the country less than 14 days and within 10. dhs is expanding the time frame to two years and will apply the policy across the country. in a statement, acting dhs secretary kevin mcaleenan saying we are past the breaking point and must take all appropriate action to enforce the law among the u.s. border and within the country's interior. though the authority to expand the criteria is allowed in the original bipartisan bill, democrats railed against the change. the aclu told dhs we will see you in court. for the first time today, immigrations and customs enforcement released statistics from its expanded interior enforcement operations begun just after the fourth of july. out of 2200 people targeted for immediate removal, ice arrested just 18. another 17 people were found to be in the country illegally and
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were arrested. >> these are a couple of i.c.e. officers. >> this scene in nashville it illustrates the challenge to enforce removals. ice had come to arrest a man but neighbors formed a human chain to keep the agents away from the man and his son. the agents eventually left, the man and his son fled to find new accommodations. >> home ownership is at its lowest rate in 51 years. >> president trump still have the members of the so-called "squad" on his mind today. specifically a video of rashida tlaib being removed from the president's 2016 speech to the detroit economic club. >> she's vicious. she's like a crazed lunatic. this maniac tlaib screaming and shouting and i think it's why we are going to have a tremendous victory in 2020. >> at a town hall today, squad member ilhan omar indicated the president's criticisms will not silence them. >> right now even when we are talking with the president, people will say his remarks are
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racist and we will forget the inherent racism that has always been part of him. >> president trump also unveiled a new nickname for the so-called "squad" today, calling them aoc plus three, alexandria ocasio-cortez, it's a moniker will use to stick "the squad" to candidates emerging as the democratic front runners as we head towards 2020 because the president wants aoc plus three to represent the values of the democratic party. bret. >> bret: the over under that he actually watches the hearings to market mike >> i would say it's probably pretty probable. he will be watching at least some of it. >> bret: there you go. john roberts live on the north lawn. thanks. president trump is suing the house ways and means committee and some new york state officials to prevent the release of his state tax returns. the committee is suing administration, meantime, to obtain his federal tax records. new york state has passed a law that could result in the
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president's state returns being made public. the state's attorney general says she will vigorously defend that law. you may remember last month the president said in an interview with abc that he hoped lawmakers would eventually get all the documents. >> they are after my financial statement, the senate, they would like to get my financial statement. at some point i hope they get it. >> are you going to turn it over? >> at some point -- i might, but at some point i hope they get it because it's a fantastic financial statement. >> bret: the infamous cough there. jay sekulow says the lawsuits have been filed to end what he calls presidential had left harassment. former special counsel robert mueller may bring along a plus 12 at least one of his congressional hearings tomorrow and republicans are not happy about that. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge is here with the breaking details. good evening. >> tonight the highly anticipated hearing is in flux after house democrats announced a surprise addition. a special counsel robert mueller will have his attorney and longtime associate at his side. democrats told fox he will be at
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the witness table with mueller, which is not standard. also a senior attorney on the special counsel case handling some of the most sensitive issues. house judiciary committee, led by democratic chairman jerry nadler host the first round of testimony tomorrow. democrat adam schiff, who leads the house intelligence committee, hosts the second round. he told reporters today he received a similar request from mueller to swear him in as a witness. but adam schiff did not want to speak and hearing converted into a hearing with someone else. the senior republican on the house judiciary committee doug collins lay down a marker. "a last-minute addition to the witness list would not jeopardize whether tomorrow's hearing complies with the rules of the house. this apparent stunt is unsurprising in light of the democrats' repeated attempts to circumvent, misrepresent --" separately they are advised to mueller in writing to limit his testimony to the russia report. in his public statement two
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months ago after the investigation closed. "the department understands the testimony regarding the work of the special counsel's office will be governed by the terms you outlined on may 29th, specifically that the information you discussed during her testimony appears in and does not go beyond the public version of your march 22nd 2019 report to the attorney general or your may 29th public statement." speaking to fox news, william barr said mueller's team won at the left and right boundaries spelled out before the hearing. >> they asked us for guidance in writing to explain, or to tell them what our prediction posito we responded in writing. if the departments at the guidance they have requested. >> house democrats want mueller to bring the report to life and re-energize calls for impeachment. polls indicate most americans have not read the 448 page report. >> bret: thank you. fold a coverage starting tomorrow at 8:00. great britain soon-to-be new prime minister likes to quit in
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latin, has a mop of blonde hair and is referring to his constituents today as "dude," but the most important thing to know about boris johnson tonight is that he is promising to do what current prime minister theresa may could not, get britain out of the european union. senior foreign affairs correspondent greg palkot reports tonight from london. >> the u.k. just got a prime minister, the flamboyant boris johnson winning a ballot of governing conservative party members to be their leader. he will take over after current prime minister theresa may leads. the queen ask him to forming a government. he sounds up to the task. >> deliver, unite, and defeat was not the perfect acronym for an election campaign since unfortunately it spells dead, but they forgot the final e, my friends. ifor energized and i say to all the doubters, dude, we are going to energize the country. >> johnson will first have to get britain to exit the european union, or brexit.
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he promises the u.k. will leave by october 31st with or without a deal. he will have to win over skeptical e.u. officials. >> got optimism, enthusiasm, he puts a smile on people's face and he has total, unshakable confidence in our amazing country. >> still, as london mayor and foreign secretary, some criticized him for making gas and not having a grip on policy. >> we are getting somebody in downing street who is not up the job. he's not the kind of serious politician that we need in serious times. >> johnson does have a good friend in the white house. president trump is no fan of prime minister may, the special relationship was strained. observe is to johnson's populist and nationalist take on issues make him a better fit with the president. >> really good man is going to be the prime minister of the u.k. now, boris johnson. good man. he is tough, but he's smart.
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they are saying britain trump and people are saying that's a good thing. >> infect the british are divided on johnson. after years of drift, some say he might be worth a try. >> hopefully i'll be the person to do it. >> there's talk of johnson visiting the white house in the near future. "bojo" as he's called here, still has battles in the u.k. spilling greg palkot in london, thanks. the u.s. senate has passed new funding for 9/11 first responders who have major health issues. if the 97-2, the bill now goes to the president's desk. he is expected to sign it. this measure extends this bond through the year 2092. conservatives are warning a new budget and debt deal between the administration and house leaders will continue spending practices that are unsustainable, but a coalition of democrats and g.o.p. defense hawks are behind this plan.
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chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel takes a look tonight. >> despite grumblings from some conservatives, senate majority leader mitch mcconnell is all in. >> i make no apologies for this deal. i think it's the best we could have done at a time with the divided government. the alternatives were much wors worse. >> treasury secretary steven mnuchin on capitol hill tried selling republicans on the budget deal he cut with speaker nancy pelosi. the agreement would raise federal spending by $320 billion with $77 billion in offsets to help pay for it. but the cbo says that number is optimistic and notes the savings don't kick in for eight years. some republicans are highlighting that the agreement includes $20 billion more in defense and non-defense spending over two years. it would also suspend the debt limit for two years through jul. >> that's why we've got $22 trillion worth of debt and climbing. and we are just like thelma and louise in that car heading
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towards the cliff. >> it's been called the final nail in the tea party movement's coffin at some of president trump's closest allies in congress, congressman mark meadows and jim jordan, are a no. if north carolina conservative congressman mark walker tweeted out an image from the dark knight of the joker and extend spending extra burning pile of cash. steve scalise and his team are expected to start asking g.o.p. members to support the measure encouraging yes votes. the senate democratic leader sounded ecstatic that the spending restrictions would be removed with this deal. >> the deal permanently ends the threat of sequester. it's gone. and all the suffering that occurred because of the sequester is gone as well. >> james lankford told fox that have a part of the problem is looking to trim any defense for entitlement spending is toxic. so addressing the major drivers that does not happen, which is why the deficit will top $1 trillion this year.
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>> bret: mike emanuel live on the hill. thanks. mitch mcconnell will be shannon bream's guest tonight, 11:00 p.m. eastern time, "fox news @ night." don't miss that. up next, by presidential candidate joe biden is trying to tear down one of senator joe biden's biggest legislative accomplishments. we will explain. first, here's what some of our fox affiliates around the country are covering tonight. fox 5 train in new york, new york mayor and democratic presidential candidate bill de blasio says that it is time to think about other options after two major power failures in eight days. he says the company is shedding no light on what it is going to do to fix the problems going forward. con ed is a private investor owned utility. if the mayor is now saying it may be time to change that with a government takeover. fox 5 in atlanta as opponents of a georgia law banning most abortions are asking a judge to keep it from taking effect while a legal challenge plays out. the so-called "heartbeat law" is set to become enforceable
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♪ >> bret: fbi director christopher wray told the senate judiciary committee today some form of white supremacy is behind most of the domestic terrorism investigations by his agency. >> a majority of the domestic terrorism cases that we've investigated are motivated by some version of what you might call white supremacists. >> bret: he says the bureau has made about 100 arrests in domestic terrorism cases through the third quarter of the fiscal year. trump administration is proposing tighter automatic eligibility requirements for the
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food stamp program. if the change that could affect about 3.1 million people. the agriculture department says the world would close a loophole enabling people to effectively bypass important eligibility guidelines. agriculture secretary says the changes necessary to prevent abuse of a critical safety net system. senate minority leader chuck schumer calls the plan outrageous, cruel, and galling. optimism over next week's a resumption of trade talks between the u.s. and china led to a big day for the dow. it finished at 177. the s&p 500 was up 20, the nasdaq gained 87. ♪ in america's election headquarters tonight, another reversal from joe biden. democratic presidential front-runner has already apologized for or changed positions on a number of issues. tonight, biden wants to scrap much of a criminal justice reform law he helped write 25 years ago.
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correspondent peter doocy on the latest on the democratic campaign tonight. >> a big part of joe biden's pitch is electability and that he is the guy who can beat trump in 2020, but biden isn't so sure he could have beaten trump in 2016. "the new york times" asked and biden answered "i don't know. everybody says that, but look, i don't know. you've got to be in the game." different democrats are starting to doubt biden's chances this time too. sherrod brown tells "the new york times" "i never thought he'd be the nominee." >> i'm joe biden, nice to see you. >> today biden toured the youth empowerment project in louisiana hours after releasing the new biden plan for strengthening america's commitment to justice. >> bail reform, no juveniles at all. mandatory treatment, not jail, for those with drug addictions. >> those proposals represent an evolution for a champion of the 1994 crime bill aimed at arresting "creditors." >> it doesn't matter whether or not they're the victims of society.
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the end result is they're about to knock my mother on the head with a lead pipe, shoot my sister, beat up my wife, take on my sons. >> another candidate, cory booker, is blasting biden by pointing out "joe biden had more than 40 years to get this right. at the proud architect of a failed system is not the right person to fix it." in 1994 crime bill accelerated mass incarceration and inflicted immeasurable harm on black, brown and low income communities. in early states, biden has been arguing the opposite. >> this idea that the crime bill generated mass incarceration, it did not generate mass incarceration. >> despite all that, biden isn't someone cory booker threatened to slug. instead, he was sizing up president trump. >> my testosterone sometimes makes me want to feel like punching him, which would be bad for this elderly, out of shape man that he is if i did that.
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physically weak specimen. >> booker and biden might be battling each other today, but they are now the only two primary candidates who have publicly talked about punching or beating up president trump. tomorrow there will be among the ten democrats making their cases in detroit at the naacp presidential candidates forum buried bret. >> bret: come out swinging. peter, thanks. up next, what venezuela's disputed president says the u.s. is really behind, a massive power blackout in his troubled country. ♪ geico and saved hundreds. that's a win. but it's not the only reason i switched. geico's a company i can trust, with over 75 years of great savings and service. ♪ now that's a win-win. switch to geico. it's a win-win.
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>> bret: breaking tonight, former army secretary mark esper is now the new defense secretary of the united states. esper was sworn in just a few minutes ago in the oval office as you see here. earlier today he was confirmed by the u.s. senate in a 90-8 vote. his entry into the job after seven months without a defense chief ends the longest period the pentagon has gone without a confirmed leader in its history. esper called her today the honor of a lifetime and says he stands ready to take on any challenge. u.s. officials tell fox news they believe an american warship downed not one, but two iranian drones last week of the strait of hormuz. one of the official says sailors and marines aboard the uss boxer could see one of the drones go down. the other drone disappeared from radar and was believed destroyed. both girls were taken out by a new marine corps anti-drone
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jamming device strapped to the deck without firing a shot. iran insists it did not lose any of its drones. critics have disputed venezuela president nicolas maduro are questioning the government's explanation for a massive blackout last night. officials are blaming what they call an electromagnetic attack. phil keating has the latest tonight. >> venezuela is undependable power grade again failed last night, leading to a nationwide blackout. the socialist government is blaming the blackout on a criminal electromagnetic attack, but provided no evidence or details as to who or how that alleged attack was carried out. this comes just days after u.s. southern command says a venezuelan fighter jet aggressively shadowed u.s. ep three aircraft which it says was an international airspace over the caribbean. the u.s. recognized venezuela president juan guaido met outside today with a powerful
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national assembly he had scum of the strategic meeting intent to figure out what to do next as six months of street protests and clashes with the police have failed to remove disputed president nicolas maduro. he encouraged more anti-maduro demonstrations today urging his people not to give up. earlier this month, the united nations commission on human rights accused the regime of sending death squads into the homes of political opponents and killing more than 6,000 people in the past 18 months. >> there are no simple solutions. >> former u.s. ambassador to venezuela for president reagan believes reports that administration officials are considering giving maduro a golden bridge to exile he steps down. >> they are corrupt and they are incompetent and they are brutal, so anything we can do to make as peaceful a change is possible, to get maduro out of power, has to be considered. >> six months ago today -- drive
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maduro from power, lead a transitional government and hold new elections. so far, those remain just lofty goals. bret. >> bret: phil keating in miami, thanks. puerto rico's embattled governor wants to talk to president trump. the request from governor comes of the investigation into corruption allegations against his administration intensifies. a judge has issued search warrants for the cell phones or government officials tied to a crude online chat whose leak has set off a political crisis that could actually break down the governor. south korean air force jets fired 360 rounds of warning shots today after russian military planes twice violated south korea's arab space. that's according to officials in seoul. russia says its planes were on a routine flight over neutral waters and did not enter south korean territory. videos have gone viral showing new york city police officers
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being soaked with water while trying to do their jobs. those images reinforce how difficult it is to be a police officer, and lately, how difficult it is for cities to find people willing to do that job. one such city is seattle. correspondent dan springer is there tonight. >> police in new york were doused by onlookers. the lack of respect was even worse across town where an officer was hit by a bucket as he made an arrest. in a tweet today, vice president pence called the conduct disgraceful. anti-cop sentiment appears on the rise and maybe thinning the blue line from portland oregon's to portland, maine. according to the department of justice, there's been an 11% drop in cop's capita since 1997 and 23,000 fewer sworn officers in 2013. the good economy may be one reason, but increasingly officers point to something else, politics and the lack of support for those who wear the badge. >> police officers now are being held to an unreasonable standard and the scrutiny is immense.
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>> we are losing good people and we know that it's because they feel like they are not supported by public officials. >> a war of words has broken out in portland, which has 124 officer vacancies. darrell turner, the head of the union, says cops are handcuffed by elected officials one police see violent protests involving nt for right-wing educators. turn about "false narratives, nature political reactions along with personal and political agendas, have created a hostile work environment." to help recruitment, many department across the country are easing rules barring facial hair and tattoos, some are no longer requiring degrees or all the testing. there's also a blue bidding war is department like bellevue, washington, are paying a $16,000 hiring bonus for sworn officers who jump cities looking for more support from politicians and the public. >> it's all about building relationships and it's all about building relationships with the community. >> a police reform activist says good officers are getting back in the seattle department is better off without the cops who
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don't want the added scrutiny. >> they did get paid. that's support. that's a big support. >> the biggest challenge is hiring new officers. getting better, but the dangerous job is made tougher by america's opioid crisis and mental illness. not to mention the ever-changing political winds. bret. >> bret: dan springer in seattle. thank you. if the mueller and hearings hours away. we will get productions from the panel when we come back. ♪ uh, i'll look into it. (phone rings) lisa jones! lisa: (on phone) hey carl, what are you charging me for online equity trades? (nervous chuckle) lisa: and do i get my fees back if i'm not happy? like a satisfaction guarantee? ugh. schwab! lisa: oh right, i'm calling schwab. thanks, carl! wait, lisa! lisa... are you getting low costs backed by a satisfaction guarantee? if not, talk to schwab. a modern approach to wealth management.
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you want to see this movie again, but i think the american people have moved on past this. >> bret: we are going to see it tomorrow. took a big hearings on capitol hill. we will have coverture on fox. a bit of a surprise today as we learned that there will be a plus one for special counsel robert mueller. that is aaron's ugly. the special counsel attorney , also a longtime. the senior associate on the case handing some of the sensitive issues and he will be at the table we are told of the house judiciary committee at least in that the republicans into a tizzy and questions about how this is all going to go. let's bring in our panel. ben dominates, publisher of "the federalist." jeff mason, white house correspond of a reuters and former cia analyst and nationally syndicated radio host buck sexton. then, thoughts on this late edition and kind of laying out the blueprint here. >> i think that to have a late addition like this is consistent with everything that we seem along the process of the way this report has been handled
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publicly, which is that it is increased, i think, no one's faith in the institutions involved of an approach that is going to be responsible and that's going to stay away from being a real circus. the fact is that mueller is going to come before the congress and say -- stick to i think most of the report, but i can't see any situation where this is not going to end up being shaded in ways that are trying to damage the president further to get him to try to go further than what the report said. democrats are going to try to do that over and over again. it's just going to be a circus-like atmosphere and is not going to be the kind of thing american people deserve. >> bret: the doj wrote this letter saying he should -- mueller should stick to what's in the report. back and forth with jerry nadler and the attorney general weighed in on it, take a listen. >> i think it's incredibly arrogant of the department to try to instruct him as to what to say. it's part of the ongoing cover-up by the administration to keep information away from
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the american people. >> bob had said that he intended to stick with the public report and not go beyond that and in conversations with the department, his staff was reiterating that that was their position. and they asked us for guidance in writing to explain or to tell them what our position was. so we responded in writing. the department sent the guidance they had requested. >> so mueller actually requested? >> yes. >> bret: the cover by the administration was actually requested by mueller. but either way, this looks like it's kind of going to stick to the guidelines. >> the truth is mr. mueller said early on before he even agreed to do any testimony that if he were to speak to congress he would stick within the confines of his report and he said that the report contained his essential testimony. it contained the statement that he and his investigators had to make and the evidence they had to show from the two-year
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investigation. there's some back-and-forth about that right now but it's completely in line with what he has said before if he stays pretty closely to that report. >> bret: democrats just want to sound bites, right? they want the report and yes, no, is this true, is this not, down the line? >> the likelihood of a major revelation here i think is really low. that would be the consensus going into this, but i think as much of what is not said is what's going to be focused on here. i think it will be moments where questions are asked and mueller stays within the boundaries of the report and doesn't give an answer. people will try make that into a shouldn't he give us more information and there will be arguments about the boundaries of the report are. this is almost a way of saying yes people are looking for sound bites for the specific narratives here. i think it will be easy for him to deflect on what republicans really want to know, which is likely to come out in the inspector general report in september. the democrats really just want the reiteration of all of this to the point that was made by the congressman before, one of the congressman before. they just want this brought to life once again, but i think they may find this doesn't have
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quite the impact that they were helping, and also, by the way, the last time around -- a lot of people started to think how involved was he really at the very top level of the biggest decisions day-to-day and does he really act as a messenger for the democrats here that they'd like them to be? i think the answer is no. >> bret: are some serious stuff in these 400 plus pages and a lot of it deals with what russia did, what they try to do, and the reaction to it. republicans are hoping it backfires. here's rush limbaugh today. >> this is a recipe for one of the biggest backfires. mueller can't go outside the report. he has testified to it. he has put his name on it. it is what it is. it can't be changed, and it's explicit, charging decisions are made by the attorney general, not the special prosecutor. it was comey's firing bucket stomach that got her body all hot and bothered on obstruction and that's what mueller they can invest during gating. the point is mueller no there was no collusion on may 17th.
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>> bret: that's one of the questions republicans will ask. when did you know? >> i think this is a situation where mueller could have approached this in a number of different ways. he could upset my report speaks for itself, you've all read it, you've all had the ability to go and check out the background information about this, i'm just going to let it stand. he also could have come to the congress with no preconditions and said look, i will take any question, i will approach this in a way that will allow -- every little capital to be going down. instead we have a situation were nobody's going to be happy with the results, democrats will wish that he was stronger against the president in all likelihood. it republicans will wish he would've been more open about various potential fisa abuse and other aspects of this investigation that they would like to hear him talk about and everybody's going to walk away mad at each other. >> bret: okay, thanks for that. we will have coverage tomorrow either way. i want to turn to the story we love the show with and that is the doj putting out this letter saying the department of austria's review will consider the widespread concerns that consumers, businesses, entrepreneurs have expressed about search, social media, and
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some retail services online. an antitrust investigation that seems, jeff, pretty wide in scope. we don't really have the confines of where this is going. >> absolutely, very wide and it didn't specifically name any companies but the companies one can assume are involved are alphabets google, potentially apple, facebook. the companies that americans, people around the world rely on for social media, for communicating with each other. they are massive, massive technology companies in this country. >> bret: distracts with congressional efforts to look into these companies. i was anchoring "fox news sunday" for chris last month and i asked one of the democrats in charge of one of these committees about it. >> one of the things i think we are very concerned about is the impact on consumers. their attention is then used to generate revenue. it's not really free. there there have been significant reductions in privacy. there've been substantial evidence of misuse of data.
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>> bret: point being, buck, this is the black cat now for washington. republicans and democrats. >> this is also politics driving more people are going to see the economics of this or the specific definitions of monopoly and antitrust. the major companies that are at issue here had the opportunity to operate more as utilities. they did get their hand stuck in the door here doing stuff that's obviously political. they initially said this is not really happening. i think now that case is too hard for them to make and so that's pushing a lot of people to say communications are regulated across the board. i work in radio, there's all kinds of regulations there. they look at murders, they look at what you can say. why would these companies, especially the ones we're talking about, be able to operate in this space where they are able to get away with a lot of stuff that other countries wouldn't and i think that's whee you'll see the regulations commo think that conservatives feel like this is an issue of what's right now and this is finally -- accountability is needed. >> bret: quickly, this seems like the beginning of the
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beginning. >> it does. there is a weight ratio between the pro-business attitudes of a lot of conservatives had and a lot of skepticism about this company has a digital woken is that we see driving silicon valley's activity. >> bret: we will follow it. next up, fast tracking immigration enforcement. ♪ before discovering nexium 24hr to treat her frequent heartburn, marie could only imagine enjoying freshly squeezed orange juice. now no fruit is forbidden. nexium 24hr stops acid before it starts for all-day, all-night protection. can you imagine 24 hours without heartburn? bookers are booking getaway deals starting from 15% off. so their tacos are 15% tastier, they're scootin' 15% smoother, and their kids love 'em 15% more. with getaway deals of at least 15% off, you can be a booker at with getaway deals of at least 15% off, you don't really talk about your insurance unless you're complaining about it. you go on about how...'s so confusing it hurts my brain. ya i hear ya... or say you can't believe...
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>> i will do 899 that we arrest5 were convicted criminals and 93 had pending charges. what we're looking with these charges for a whole host of individuals crimes -- other sort of violent offenses. >> this regulation really just takes us back to the original statute, will help them do their jobs more smoothly, more easily, and safer for the officers as well. >> bret: expediting of getting illegal immigrants out of the country, the acting dhs secretary saying if you have no legal right to be here we will remove you. back with the panel. what about this move and what it means? >> the president's right they need to up the deportations and they also need to start exacting a political price abroad for countries like mexico, like
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guatemala, northern countries that are not doing enough to help with this issue. >> bret: just got back from there. >> just traveling with the secretary pompeo. if el salvador sounds like there are very on board, they take responsibility for it meant the problem they are creating, at least within their own borders. mexico is avidly taking a slightly different approach. they send some troops but they are not doing the safe country agreement. the problem so my problem with the trump administration as they keep saying we're going to have these raids and deportations they don't materialize and people are starting to wonder if that's from lack of will or capability or what is going on here. if you're going to say this is going to happen and you are negotiating people, the firm as they better act or else, you need to actually do the things are going to say and is in administration needs to step up and get those deportations going. >> bret: the most important problem in the u.s., july 2019, 27% say it's immigration is the most important problem that surpasses any other problem last month and if you look at the years, basically immigration is taking over as the issue.
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>> something with the president is clearly very aware of because he's talking so much about it. he did in 2016, he will continue to going into 2020 but there might be some vulnerability there, some people from his base or others who are concerned that he's not actually fulfilling the promises that he's made. the big sign at all of his rallies are -- has to do with promises made, promises kept, but he's selling some sensitivity to the fact that there's some criticism that maybe he hasn't been able to make the wall happen in the way that he promised in 2016. certainly mexico is not paying for it and some of these deportations are not leading to the numbers that he suggested would come. >> bret: the "washington examiner" had a headline. "trump is not built a single mile of new border fence after 30 months in office" and the president weeded out on an old wall of the southern border is crumbling and falling over in an important section to keep our -- brand-new 30-foot high steel concrete wall, the media says no new wall has been built. fake news, building lots of wall. trying to say he's replacing lots of wall with new wall.
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>> the problem that we're facing here is much bigger than just a question of a wall. you mentioned guatemala. guatemala is a country of about 17 million people. in the last nine months the border patrol has acquired and had to process more than 235,000 guatemalans. that's 1.4% of the country all showing up at our southern border. that's a problem with going to require a lot more than this while building. it's going to require policies on the part of these central american countries that are fundamentally different from the ones they are currently advocating for better pushing people into the arms of human traffickers. >> bret: as we get ready for another round of democratic debates, it seems like is not a unified message on immigration from the democrats. in fact, the hand raising that illegal immigrants should get health care, essentially medicare. >> it's pretty close to open borders, bret. every time they had administration takes an enforcement measure or even says they're going to take enforcement measures you can count on all the democrats on stage, all the democrats across the party to oppose those enforcement measures. it's really a de facto open border status. certainly if you show up with a
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child of the southern border you are effectively going to get into the country. it has been disheartening to watch the democrats able to focus on treatment of people at the border, specifically is the only issue here as though we weren't in the midst of hundreds of thousands of people as ben points out, getting into this country who plan to stay here illegally and by the way are breaking the law in the process coming into the country in the first place. >> bret: we will see how it goes down in detroit at the debates. thank you. a marine's long journey brings to an emotional reunion. we will bring you that next. str. it relieves pressure, bloating and discomfort fast. so no one needs to know you've got gas. gas-x.
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unstuck. maybe not environmentally friendly, but they are doing it live. without would bring that to you. if you can't this up in washington. thanks for inviting us into your home tonight. that's it for this "special report." fair, balanced and unafraid. "the story," hosted by martha maccallum, who is not stock starts right now. >> martha: am stuck to my chair so i don't blow away. good evening, bret. good to see you. all right, everybody out there. a lot of breaking news on the eve of the mueller testimony and with each new development is more clear that the marine and former cia director and special counsel is a reluctant witness. in his own words on may 29th he said as much. >> i hope and expect this will be the only time i will speak to you in this manner. i will not provide information beyond that which is already public in any appearance before congress. >> martha: chairman nadler of new york had other plans and a desire to keep digging.