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and forever. have a great weekend. shannon bream, take it all from here. shannon: fox news alert. a huge win for donald trump the supreme court clearing the way for the administration to use pentagon funds for border wall construction, the aclu promises the fight is far from over. breaking on the immigration front donald trump says guatemala is on board with his plan to hire mineral asylum-seekers. jerry nadler taking a major step in what he calls and impeachment investigation against the president. nancy pelosi playing an uprising led by the progressives including congresswoman alexandria ocasio cortez, what came from that. welcome to fox news at night, we
begin with breaking news on immigration and a win for the president's efforts to build the border wall with military funds. trace gallagher is on the case tonight. >> a couple of big victories for donald trump but not without pushback, the president announced guatemala is signing an agreement to restrict central american asylum-seekers coming to the us, the deal being called the safe third country agreement says migrants from el salvador and honduras who cross into guatemala on their way to the us have to apply for protection in guatemala. in return agriculture workers from guatemala get wider access to temporary us visas. the hope is the new deal will ease the crush of migrant caravans coming north. >> we are sending a clear message to human smugglers and
traffickers that your day is over and we are investing in the future of guatemala, the safety of migrants and their families. >> the group says the agreement is cruel and inhumane because guatemala is not a safe country for refugees. congresswoman torres who immigrated from guatemala as a child says if guatemala is so safe why do its people flee to our southern border to escape corruption, violence and poverty. the trip north to the us border is also riddled with danger. the supreme court just handed the president a major victory paving the way for him to use $2.5 million from the military budget to build an extra 100 miles of border wall. the 5-4 vote lift orders from the federal judge in oakland as well as the ninth circuit court of appeal, the president tweeted big victory on the wall, the united states supreme court overturns lower court injunction, allows southern
border wall to proceed, big win for border security and the rule of law, the department of justice issued a statement saying it was pleased with the decision. the aclu not so please, quote, border communities, the environment and our constitutional separation of powers will be permanently harmed should trump get away with pillaging military funds for a scene of phobic former wall congress denied. the sierra club sued to block the wall saying it would hurt wildlife and the environment. determined to fight on. >> thank you very much. democrats on the house judiciary committee are pushing ahead with investigating the president. chairman jerry nadler laying out that plan despite the largely anticlimactic mueller hearings. that story tonight. >> reporter: we are hearing at least one democrat sound the alarm bells on impeachment, not that it must happen or the president is a threat to the idea of america but impeachment
is a threat to the democratic majority in the house, listen to congressman jeff andrew of new jersey, one of the freshman congressman who flipped a red district blue back in 2018. >> seats like yours are in danger if democrats move toward impeachment? >> absolutely. i don't -- i was -- i won by a good number more votes than many of the other ones did but folks have to realize it was middle of the road democrats that created the majority. >> reporter: and pr points out of 99 democrats in congress favoring impeachment, 92 of them come from solidly blue district and not a single one from a tossup district. since the mueller hearing a total of 6 democratic members of flipped towards favoring impeachment but not one is a member of democratic leadership.
jerry nadler now says impeachment investigation going on but not and impeachment inquiry. if you are confused we will let him explain. >> too much has been made of the phrase impeachment inquiry. what we are doing is what our court filings as we are doing which is to say we are using our full article 1 powers to investigate the conduct of the president and to consider what remedies there are. >> reporter: house speaker nancy pelosi sends her caucus on a 46 day recess with no clear direction on the issue, the judiciary committee wants secret materials from the mueller investigation. >> i am willing to take whatever heat there is to say when the decision will be made in a timely fashion. this isn't endless. when we have the best strong as possible case and that is not
endless either. >> reporter: the president says the democrats are, quote, clowns but all in all it might not be a bad thing for the president politically, majority of americans against impeachment and many of the president's support is a privately the more democrats talk about it the better it is for republicans. we saw at the top at least one democrat. shannon: good to see you. democratic party leaders are publicly saying they are in now. toward impeachment yet this lawsuit filed by the house judiciary committee may suggest otherwise, did chairman jerry nadler tipped his hat on that? two former justice department attorneys join us. great to have you both. here is what they are doing. and filing in federal court
hearing, they are saying we want all the grand jury information underlying the mueller report. doug collins is a ranking republican on house judiciary committee, the dc circuit said earlier this year you can't get this information, democrats want to convince their base they are wedded to impeachment even after this we tearing but a baseless legal claim is a nod way to show that. is it baseless? >> i don't think it is baseless. of the judiciary committee wants to investigate donald trump it has got to do it under the guise of impeachment power. it is only basis in the sense that they don't have grand jury information. under the rules that protect the grand jury secrecy combined with congressional subpoenas not one of the exception so that doesn't prevent the house judiciary committee from getting the same information it wants, the same way the mueller investigation called for and asking the same questions. shannon: a lot of people see this filing by jerry nadler and the committee, they have to represent the process in the same way of investigating or
watching potential impeachment investigation or don't have the strongest argument to put their hands on this stuff. washington post perspective piece, under the headline the house is opened and impeachment investigation, when we look at what the judiciary -- >> a matter of raw legislative power. to let them proceed in the court and moderate dems, at the top, nancy pelosi wants to protect them. the dc circuit ruling from earlier this year, in a court to give it over.
preliminary to judicial proceeding, impeachment counts as a digital proceeding whether it was an inquiry or not but in any event they will prevail. it might take sometime but you are right about this schizophrenic political -- shannon: leadership says we are not going there. i want to get a comment about this decision on the supreme court lifting this lower court's decision blocking use of military funds for certain sections of building the border wall. the aclu saying this is not over. and the separation of powers will be permanently harmed should trump get away with pillaging military funds for a xena phobic border wall. will they win ultimately this case on the merits? >> glad you brought that up. a lot of the press seems to think this is a definitive ruling. it is not. it is just saying the trump
administration continuous plans but the litigation is still going to go forward. this is not a binding decision on whether trump will be able to do it. the president does have legal authority to transfer the money once there is a national emergency declared to building the border wall but that is going to have to be decided by the supreme court. they tried to block the transfer, and in the supreme court, the issue. >> the ninth circuit for an expedited consideration. in the middle of the 2020 election. >> they will get expedited consideration. i agree with john. the supreme court decision, the court will rule for the administration but not on the argument john made.
they find the sierra club has the power to sue under this law, and in the supreme court, somewhere next to her. >> the president a busy week with this win for the supreme court. good to have you. who is running the show over house democrats? david fund is here to tell us what happened during the big meeting between the house leader and the squad leader. >> when nancy pelosi sees a problem she refers to deal with it in person. alexandria ocasio cortez usually sends out a tweet. they met face-to-face in both say they are working to bring their caucus together. >> like you are a family and you have your differences but still family. >> reporter: nancy pelosi, her
family, house democrats must be united. >> some personality issues and the rest, we have a big schism between what is happening, could happen in this congress and what is happening in the white house. >> reporter: 70 pelosi and alexandria ocasio cortez met early friday morning to hash out differences, one being the need for impeachment. >> the speaker respects but we are coming together as a party and i'm looking forward. >> it may mean a reset of tensions, four freshman congresswomen who publicly called out pelosi earlier this month. ocasio cortez is part of the squad and told the washington post, quote, the persistent singling out got to a point where it was outright disrespectful. the explicit singling out of
newly elected women of color, a newly member of the squad, ilhan omar will travel to ghana with pelosi as part of a delegation. republicans push a narrative of infighting. >> this is a war and a few. socialist democrats inside that party are taking the party over. >> reporter: nancy posey wants her caucus to be unified. that is not the case when it comes to impeachment. will the number in favor of impeachment grow? the house is back on monday, september 9th. shannon: we are going to debate this with the political panel. growing out of kentucky tnf lawsuit, falsely labeling him a racist. after an encounter with a man at the lincoln memorial.
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kamala harris is hoping to build on the first round. peter doocy has more from the trail. >> this is how much the world has changed, joe biden saw kamala harris on the train in february. he was polite. in july he says he won't be polite. that doesn't mean harris will change her approach. harris hit the stage at the national urban league conference to argue from qualifying the criminal justice system despite a career as a prosecutor. >> why do we have to be on the outside. shouldn't we have a role on the inside. >> reporter: harris and everyone else trail biden by double digits so donald trump's focus is on the top of the polls. >> really good thing about
mueller is it made joe biden look like a dynamo. >> reporter: there something trump back with a 4 to 5 writing the latest from fox, biden 49%, trump 39, you are losing by 10. have a nice day. working with the democratic speech coach after his ebay debut but it is clear he's not the only candidate testing out new lines. >> the first day i become president after i clorox the oval office. >> reporter: another candidate hoping to break out of the bottom tier, andrew yang who would like to signal to the press that i will be attacking michael bennett at next week's debate. sorry, michael bennett, but you know what you did. >> joe biden is trying to raise the bar after that first debate where he admitted he was not
prepared for an attack from one contender on stage but next week there will be nine contenders who just saw a potential for a big boost. >> good alliteration, thank you. live in the same room after the second round of democratic primary debates. tune into special coverage next week, tuesday and wednesday. iran and north korea conducting the missile tests, firing within hours of each other. what is the message and will it work? in the national security council under donald trump and many years at the cia. let's start with iran. iran poses a challenge with new ballistic missile tests. iran does not plan to yield to us demands to curtail its
missile program and is determined to maintain a robust missile capability. how do you read this? >> the reaction has been overrated. iran ever stopped testing missiles after the july 2015 attempt. and the agreement was agreed to in 2015. this is a fairly unsophisticated, inaccurate missile. i don't think it indicates iran, not a plea for negotiations, an act of defiance. i don't think we should read too much into it. shannon: the other signatories were out obviously, and to talk -- released from the sanctions. >> european patients is almost run out by seizing these british
ships. they are on the verge of backing out of the agreement and there is some desperation to stay in but iran's moves have been stupid and driving towards the united states, don't think it will be around much longer. shannon: the taking of the british tanker shooting down the road, all these things, what do they hope to accomplish? >> in the mind of the iranian's they think western states will give them what they want and that has worked in the past. it will not work with donald trump and the iranian's have gone so far it is not going to work with european leaders. >> the wall street journal, reporting on this, trump and kim talk, north korea expand its nuclear arsenal. analysts at the defense intelligence agency think north korean scientists may have
produced 12 nuclear weapons since the first trump kim meeting in singapore last year and what do you make of the message they are trying to send this time around? >> dia is the best, don't disregard what they have to say. are difficult to analyze them, they now we are watching. they engage in deception. don't know the context of this. there is talk in the trump administration to ask for a freeze of nuclear and missile production programs. that has to be at the top. >> how do we verify that? >> the north koreans are good at deception. we don't have an agreement right now. we need to get at the negotiating table. shannon: nuclear crocodiles. they really exist. what a power plant in florida
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>> shannon: brand new gdp shannon: new gdp numbers show a slowdown but meeting expectations. the president has plenty to say on that front. blake berman has the story. >> reporter: donald trump continued hitting one of his favorite punching bag blaming the federal reserve for a pullback in second-quarter gdp. the reading coming in at 2.1%. >> the federal reserve raised the rates too fast and too soon, they should have done quantitative -- which they did. if they didn't do that, we would be at 4.5%. instead of 2.1. >> reporter: house speaker nancy pelosi used that metric as a told you so moment. >> the tax scam they put out has not produced what the president woods boasting would happen and
hasn't produced the revenue to lift the debt ceiling earlier than people expected. that didn't work. it didn't pay for itself. >> reporter: the president has been calling for the fed to cut rates and the markets believe it is a near certainty to occur next week. the president's top economic adviser larry kudlow suggested with jerry baker that three rate cuts might be needed. >> i will say the market, 23 basis point rate cuts. my personal view. the fed is independent, the sooner the better. >> donald trump is threatening a tariff against french wine. france's digital tax, the president saying of france it is
the wrong thing to do. shannon: thank you. florida known for its alligators but tonight the state's crocodile population crawling back to the brink of extinction living in canals near of all places a nuclear plant. phil keating earning hazard pay on this. >> reporter: sort of power and light turkey point nuclear power plant serves 1 million people with electricity but it's other customers are getting all the extra special attention as they are hashing out something new. baby florida american crocodiles received treatment, measuring their length at birth, weighing them and implantable microchip into their tail to track them over their lives. american crocodiles only live in south florida, were want to the brink of extinction. today there are 2000 of them,
25% call this nuclear power plant, 170 deathlike miles, home. and they are not radioactive. wanted an endangered species, they are listed as threatened. that is thanks in a great measure to the fpl croc program. >> crucial for the environment and so interesting. seeing the fruits of your labor with this moment, waiting for those babies to hatch and collecting them and setting them back in the wild, the ultimate satisfaction. >> reporter: every july and august, the croc the exact up and down looking for nests, each with 30 to 50 bags. the crocodiles thrive in this unlikely nuclear location because of the canals between them and primarily minimal human encounters since it is a high security facility. once the hatchlings emerge and the world, they are taken back to the lab and gently returns
them back to the wild and from there you little crocs are ready for the world, cute at least for the moment. they have the ability to hunt, eat and swim the truth be known, most will not end up surviving is birds and fish and even other crocs will all find them to be delicious. shannon: thank you very much. bet midler facing backlash over tweets about african-american trump supporters topping the real news roundup. the actress taking heat from the hollywood actors for tweeting a photo of african americans trump supporters asking how much the president paid for them to be in the blackground. cheers *keirsey alley saying this is one of the most racist
degrading jokes i have seen on twitter that is saying a lot. we get it, you hate trump and that is your right but to imply black men have to be paid to celebrate their own political views is pure and real racism. new york city police department the rest of the fourth person in connection with a string of water dousing incidents against uniformed officers in the bronx earlier this week. police are searching for additional suspects involving a separate incident in harlem in which a person through a bucket, hitting an officer in a head. lawyers for kim jong un -- jussie smollett plan to represent the director seeking to block the appointment of a special prosecutor. despite claims they are not licensed to practice law in illinois, alleging jussie smollett's lawyers have filed the necessary paperwork to represent him in a special prosecutor case. police releasing brand-new surveillance video from saskatchewan, canada showing two suspects in the killing of an american woman and another man. canadian police are not disclosing a motive but they are
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>> she is the face of the democrat party whether she is going around with her squad on the front pages of newspapers, many of your websites or magazines. her leftist radical agenda is in the 4 of the democrat party, there is no doubt about that, she's running the show. shannon: as the white house calls congresswoman alexandria ocasio cortez the democrats really the speaker of the house says she doesn't think she and the freshman have any real differences. let's talk about it with kevin molly and heritage foundation, great to have you with us. they had this meeting today. i heard one report described as they both looked like they had
guns to their back. what was your impression and who's really in charge? >> didn't look like the most authentic photo i had ever seen. this was a pr attempt to stop the feud or have the appearance of stopping the feud but nancy pelosi said this bubbles down to personality issues. it is not personality, it is policy issues, serious policy differences between moderate democrats and the so-called squad, where they want to take the party and unless nancy pelosi all of a sudden wants to support open borders, abolishing ice, the green new deal, i don't think this feud is coming to a end. shannon: so much of the field of democrats are on that progressive stretch, legalizing prostitution, marijuana and other things and it is interesting to hear them and see them jockeying for this endorsement they want for aoc. more so than we see them going
after the approval of the speaker. >> no question, aoc and the squatter superstars. i think nancy pelosi is having the time of her life, 200 days into her speakership, when you look at her previous republican counterpart, john been are and paul ryan who were taken out by their own party members and their caucus, you are seeing a lot of strength coming from nancy pelosi 200 days in and she will wrangle her party. i was listening to we are family today as they were talking about in the press conference, she has the caucus under control and i think she's doing a great job. shannon: a constant gives credit to donald trump, no one was capable of unifying our party more than the president. he is saying these constant attacks, the president's tweets are helping democrats get together at a time a lot of people are looking to see if there is a real schism.
>> donald trump has taken attention away from this feud and put it onto himself and that is a mistake looking at it but this is a bigger problem for the left beyond nancy pelosi and aoc. socialism is a trend we are seeing become more popular particularly among young americans. i recently attended a social conference where they are not talking about democratic socialism, they are talking full-fledged marxist socialism. nancy pelosi knows that and this is the beginning of a movement democrats have to deal with with the party being pulled further to the left of the point they will leave a lot of voters -- shannon: that is what the president is hoping for and the white house hoping for. so nice for the leader of the democratic party takes time out of her busy schedule to meet with nancy pelosi.
they want to pin this on aoc, the squad and progressives. >> nancy pelosi is running the show. it is taking strides but the excellent reading of her caucus on the impeachment front, 100 democrats have said they want to push for impeachment, she knows where her caucus is. she's pulling the rains back. you saw a bipartisan deal, on the 6-week -- at the peak of her power. shannon: they say it is not vacation. the speaker sent an email called owning caucused about what they will focus on. lowering healthcare and prescription drug costs, increasing paychecks by rebuilding america and cleaning up corruption in washington. she says they are on a roll and what they respond to.
>> in control of the caucus. and the 2020 campaign trail among aoc and the squad, decriminalizing the border, providing free healthcare for illegal immigrants, mandating 15 or $20 minimum wage so these are far left policies that are dominating the national conversation and dominating the conversation on the left. shannon: this is among democrats, the opinion about nancy pelosi and aoc, the speaker, most favorable and unfavorable but on the plus side, because of this point she's the more well-known. >> she's the most well-known democrat on the stage right now. also note she has higher ratings
than mitch mcconnell, 39% nationwide, mitch mcconnell a 25%. more underwater than she is on the national stage. shannon: we will see you have this comes up in detroit. night court is next. a homeowner told a virgin mary statue in his yard had to go. he calls it religious discrimination. you are the jury. and ask their boss later. [do you want breakfast or no?] free cancellations! [definitely breakfast.] how good is that? be a booker at booking.com.
>> it is time for n shannon: time for night court. virgin mary statue in his yard got to go, it violates the rules, the homeowner joseph shalala called it religious discrimination. night court is in session with former baltimore prosecutor debbie heinz and kabul defense attorney bob byandci. we start with exhibit a. the homeowner said he got the liturgy in 27th, the governing documents were established to provide all co-owners with a community that provides a safe environment for all, maintains property values to the maximum,
is visually appealing and unbiased in its treatment of co-owners while respectful individual jewel differences, you got to get permission for the statues and he never did. >> here is why the homeowners are going to lose this case. in 2005 they went after the same family for having an activity. there was a backlash and they apologized and said you can keep it up there. that is in violation of their very own little. in 2009 the very statute, they complained about then, they didn't take it down and did nothing about it and here we are in 2019, i estimated 5840 days since they had the virgin mary statue and they come back again and said now we want you to take it down where they don't ask other homeowners to take down other stuff. all he needs is a camera and the rulebook to see these rules are not followed and they're only doing it against me because they don't like the expression of the virgin mary is exposed to the
well-being of the community. >> the homeowner, these are the quotes he made. there is no doubt this is an attack on our religion. no matter what your faith is, catholicism or islam or judaism don't let anyone tell you you have to back down from that. he says his parents came to the us from iraq suffering religious persecution because of catholicism in iraq and he will keep fighting because it is a free country and they are trying to take down his statue because of religious discrimination. >> he is right that this is a free country but he is in violation of the homeowners association regulations. in the past the homeowner association has looked the other way and waved it in the past doesn't mean they have to waive it going forward. the contract says just because we looked the other way in the
past, does not mean we will do that going forward. the letter in june says you need to seek permission to do it. the fact that it hasn't been done in the past doesn't matter. he is not being singled out any more than a police officer stops one of the speeders on the highway and doesn't stop the other one. shannon: exhibit c, the bylaw in question that got him in trouble, no statute will be placed on any lot without prior approval which may be held for purely aesthetic reasons. sound like they have a lot of room to play around with this. >> it is unbelievable, listen to what they are saying. the only way they can withhold that permission is for as fedex reasons. this virgin mary statue which is very tiny, very tastefully placed, they are saying by giving him this notice there is something is that ugly not pleasing about it and the facts
of this case are there are many other homeowners with things that violate that policy and very interesting because in this country catholicism has always been under attack and that is what they are going to say. i disagree with my colleague respectfully. there is a doctrine that says, if you don't execute a lot in a particular period of time a court can say you waved that law. they never used it before and now they decide to do it, that is a problem for the association. shannon: back to the bar exam, what about the fact they haven't enforced this for 16 years? >> each and every violation is a new violation. they are not going after what happened 15 years ago but going forward with what happened in june once the homeowner was given the letter, we need you to seek permission to go forward. from june to may that is what
they are going forward on. there is no statute of limitations so as far as the aesthetic argument, the homeowner has a difficult case to go against the association. shannon: we will take this, our legal eagles to the jury at home. thank you very much. let's us know what you think. how would you vote? an important attribute to our vietnam veterans next. we get it.
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