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>> what a busy three hours. we will see you here tomorrow. speak with the after the show show will be great. >> bill: it's 9:00 here in new york city. fox news alert, new france from tehran. morning there will be a military response to the event of the killing of general qassem soleimani. his own daughter today saying there is a dark day coming for the u.s. there's a lot to cover for this, and we will get to it for the next two hours. good morning, everybody. it's the new year. i'm bill hemmer live in new york city. >> sandra: good morning to you, welcome back. happy new year to year. a lot of news to get to. i'm sandra smith. massive crowds filling the streets for the funeral after iran's top military commander was killed friday in a u.s. air strike. president trump warning of major retaliation if iran attacks the u.s. or its forces. all of this as democrats
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continue to hit the president over his decision. >> i think any reasonable person who saw the intelligence that the senior american leaders had in their possession would have come to the same conclusion that president trump and our leadership team did. >> he has been erratic and unsuccessful in almost every previous foreign policy endeavor. this one is the most dangerous of all. >> we are not safer today than we were before donald trump acted. >> we have reached a new level, and it was time to enforce the crossing of these red lines. >> war is the last response to international conflict, not the first. >> maximum pressure campaign against iran is working. i think the president is determined to bring this regime to its knees if they continue to be provocative. >> bill: again, every angle covered over the next three hours. general jack keane has analysis, we begin with trey yingst live in baghdad with a strike taking place last friday morning. trey, hello. >> bill, good morning.
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the strike taking place outside of baghdad's international airport early friday morning. killing iran's top military general, qassem soleimani. this was a major blow to the iranian regime who saw soleimani as the number two person when it came to foreign policy in many things across the region. the second funeral for soleimani taking place in tehran, demanding a response for the drone strike that killed -- too many people in iran looked up to. it's hard for many americans to see this and understand this, but for iranians, soleimani was somebody was seen as a figurehead within the iranian government. i want you to take a listen to what one mourner had to say at this funeral earlier today. >> they think they killed soleimani, they have not killed. all these people are soleimani. we are all soleimani. he thinks he killed one of us,
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he has not. look how many more soleimani we have. this is my message on the message of all the people. >> the replacement for soleima soleimani is a senior official in the military, but not someone who is widely seen as such a figurehead as you mentioned about soul money moving forward, they said they have up to 35 american targets in their sites as well as cities in israel. this is something that, moving forward, the americans left a look at and wonder whether or not their troops in the region are going to be able to push back and protect places like the embassy here in baghdad. also, that has been a major concern, as there are a number of iranian-backed groups operating on the ground. just last night three rockets were bagged, fired into baghdad's green zone. there are concerns moraga tried to take place tonight. >> bill: trey, thank you. when there are developers who will bring you back. trey yingst in baghdad, thank you. >> sandra: any reaction on
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capitol hill to the president's decision to take out soleimani. speaker pelosi planning to introduce a war powers resolution in the house to try and stop the president from taking more military action against iran. in a letter to democratic colleagues, thus begin writing, "this action endangered our service members, diplomats, and others by risking a serious escalation of tensions with iran." griff jenkins live with more on that. >> good morning, sandra. she is looking to curb the president, saying the resolution "reasserts congress' long-established oversight response billed is by mandating that no further congressional action is taken, the military hostilities with regard to iran cease within 30 days." but a least one of disagrees. >> this is not about or power, congress controlled by this is about flapping at the president or they don't like. it's about the 2020 election. >> meanwhile, across the capital, more pressure.
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senator chuck schumer and bob menendez demanding it a letter that the president immediately declassify his war powers notification to congress, writing it's critical that national security matters of such import be shared with the american people entirely manner. they had there appears to be no immediate justification for classifying it. as president trump doubles down on his threats to retaliate against for the remaining aggression, addressing congress and the treat. "these media posts will serve as notification to the united states congress that the united states will quickly and fully strike back if perhaps in the disproportionate matter such legal notice is not required. but it's given, nevertheless. kellyanne conway was on fox's earlier calling it a partisan move, that it's perhaps not likely becoming declassified anytime soon. things are moving quickly and tensions escalated and, as he heard from trey.
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>> sandra: griff jenkins, thanks. >> bill: jack keane, retired four-star general, fox news strategic analyst. good morning to you. >> good morning, bill. >> bill: the question of her the most over the last three days is what happens next gimmick let's break that down. from iran's perspective, what would you expect to happen? >> i think you can see what is unfolding here. politically, they are trying to take advantage of soleimani's death with the population itself. a few weeks ago, widespread them as rations against the regime, the foreign policy, their foreign wars, and also against the regime because of the economic degradation the population is suffering. they are using soleimani's death to shore up the population is much as they can politically. that will be short-lived, because the economic and civil unrest is there and it'll be back in days after soleimani is finally buried. i think politically you see them
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in iraq with intimidation and coercion on the council of representatives, passing a resolution that is nonbinding, by the way, to expel the united states troops from iraq. also, another political move is they've pulled out of the nuclear deal "officially," but what that actually means, if they get economic assistance from the europeans who are still in the deal, they will put the deal back together again. those are their political moves. clearly they have a full range of options because they have a worldwide terrorist network, bill. they can go to soft targets in europe if they want, latin and south america. certainly the most obvious is iraq. the region, huge american presence in the region. all of that there. but here is something i think we've got to think about -- everybody is thinking massive military operation against the united states. this death of soleimani has shook this regime in a way that
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nothing has in 41 years. khamenei himself, i believe, is personally shook by it. stunned and surprised that actually happen. he's got the loss of his number one executor of foreign policy and a successful foreign at tha. i think that will have some impact on their decision-making in terms of what they're going to do. they did not expect the president of the united states to take this action. he is promising them more if they take more action against american troops in the region, or american diplomats. i think that gives them a pause in terms of what they are going to do. they may not do something as bold as people are predicting them to do, because now this president has drawn a line that was never there before. >> bill: if you are right, you are suggesting things could go quiet for a period of time. is that what you mean? >> yes, i think they will continue to do things politically, for sure. it's easy to start throwing rockets at the embassy in
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baghdad. they've already thrown a couple of rockets at the airbase in the last couple of days. but in terms of a major military operation, that clearly would get our attention, one, that would take planning, preparation. number two, i'm not certain they actually want to go down that path. >> bill: okay, let me flip it around for the trump administration. the critics have said you can't make a move like this unless you get a plan for what is next. what do you believe the administration has in terms of what is next, in terms of our response, general? >> what they are doing, militarily, is to shore things up. they've got a brigade from the 82nd in kuwait. in the event we have to do an emergency evacuation of our embassy in baghdad, they have another brigade on alert in italy in the event we have an ef our embassy in lebanon. both of those certainly are high on anybody's list. the politically, i think there's an opportunity here.
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i'm absolutely convinced the iranians are back on their heels. did people put them back on their heels in november and out president trump has further done that. the pressure on this, on the leadership in iran, i think it's working. let's take advantage of that. let's go to them, through the swiss, and -- let me finish. let's go to them and put a deal back on the table with them and reaffirm to them, "hey, listen, this is what negotiations would look like." let's talk to them, not publicly about it. through the swiss, as we've been doing. valerie told them, one, after we took soleimani down, we told her through her intermediaries that we don't intend to go to war with them. number two, we don't intended to be regime change. we feel totally justified in killing soleimani. let's do another thing -- let's put a deal, some kind of deal, on the table in general terms, in terms of what we are looking at, and see if there's a political appetite there in the
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leadership of iran, willing to come back to the negotiating table. >> bill: that's a really smart strategy. one last moment here. soleimani was traveling for 20 years, correct? unimpeded, between tehran and baghdad? damascus, beirut, sanaa, and yemen. this went on for 20 years. everybody knew it. sir, do you think it's the right move now to take? >> i think we should have done a long time ago. bush declared him a global terrorist in 2007. the u.n. sanctioned his travel shortly after. even the european union sanctions. i argued in congressional testimony in 2011 that we should target him like we are targeting usama bin laden, who was still alive. this guy has so much blood on his hands, it is staggering. i'm actually appalled that people think there is something wrong with taking this guy down given what he has done. in syria started a civil war in yemen, hundreds of thousands of,
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encouraging him israel's sovereignty and stability and instability and of course the killing of our own soldiers. it says justified as anything could possibly be. it does have implications, it does have strategic implications to be sure. nothing that we cannot handle, though. >> bill: thank you, general. jack keane, we'll talk later today and throughout the week. terrific analysis. thank you, sir, for your time. >> good talking to you, bill. >> sandra: a lot more on this crisis for iran and what it means for our greatest ally in the middle east. former ambassador to the u.n. dan gillam and joins us live from tel aviv moments from now. so many different angles to cover this morning. >> bill: jack keane got to so many of them. more to come. shocking new reports raising questions about the death of convicted sex offender jeffrey epstein. to get a brand-new look inside his manhattan jail cell on the day that he died. coming up. >> sandra: plus, utter devastation in australia as american firefighters during the
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>> sandra: fox news alert from kenya, three americans killed in a terror attack on a military base there. one service member and two defense congress members lost their lives. as militants from smalley-based al-shabaab tried to force their way into a key military base based on american soldiers. the al qaeda linked terrorists destroyed several u.s. aircraft and vehicles before they were stopped. kenya police say they arrested three men. the >> bill: i was there over the holiday, it's a wonderful, beautiful country. they should not be subjected to
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islamic terror. al-shabaab is growing in strength and in their boldness, and the evidence is right there in that american base. this must be stamped out. people can't live that way. our best to them. we will work on it together. there is this now from san die san diego. >> what i did as i went and supported 24 congressional candidates in the last election. with that data as it turned the house from red to blue. [applause] it put nancy pelosi in charge. [cheers and applause] she has started to hold them accountable with the impeachment process. so we really made a difference. >> bill: there's michael bloomberg getting the applause after saying he help nancy pelosi take back the house. new polling shows the former new york mayor on the rise after his multimillion dollar ad bli blitz. john sununu, former white house chief of staff for george h.w. bush. good morning to you. what you think about bloomberg and the movie appears to be making
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>> look, he is spending a lot of money, uses applause lines appropriately. but the question is, is he differentiating himself on issues? i don't see that really happening yet. we have four weeks until iowa, five weeks until new hampshire. he's not in either one. he can be rudely awakened with a sanders surge in either or both of those. he's hoping for a miracle eight plus weeks from now in super tuesday. i'm not sure his strategy is going to fare much better than really giuliani's same strategy it did a few years ago. >> bill: in iowa, the sell sanders, pete buttigieg, biden, top three. is that shaping up to it through a race, do you think? >> you got to watch bernie sanders. he's at the top there.
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he was quiet for a while. he just raised $30 million. he has a 4--year-old groundwork operation in both iowa and new hampshire. they are out working. he knows the states quite well. if he comes out of either or both of those with a significant margin between him and number two, whoever that is, he's going to be in this thing for a long, long time. unfortunately, the question will be whether he continues to raise money, because into super tuesday and after super tuesday it's going to be an expensive race for whomever comes out of iowa and new hampshire. >> bill: that's a fact. pete buttigieg is on cnn on sunday, talking about the response and iran. i want to play this clip and get a reaction. >> qassem soleimani was a bad figure. he has american blood on his hands. none of us should shed a tear for his death.
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but just because he deserved it doesn't mean it was the right strategic move. >> bill: governor, size it up. >> anybody that thinks pete buttigieg has any idea of what's going on in iran is cra crazy. you ran jack keane a little while ago. jack keane's analysis is right on. this guy should have been taken out before. he is completely justified taking him out now. he laid out an agenda going forward for the u.s. that i think should and in fact is with this administration -- >> bill: buttigieg is a veteran of afghanistan. are you suggesting doesn't have the credibility to respond on this issue? >> listen, we admire his service for the country on the front lines, but being on the front lines does not give you many experience to analyze an overall strategic issue. general jack keane was right on target with what he told you guys a few minutes ago. >> bill: governor, thank you
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for your time. enjoy monday, happy new year. thank you, sir. >> sandra: a new 60 minutes report raising more questions about the mysterious death of jeffrey epstein i in a minute in federal jail. as we get our first look now at what has jail cell look like the night he died. a live report on that coming up next. morrow's attack. if you fail, it will be a massacre. we need to keep moving! come on! [ suspenseful music playing ] we all use our phones very differently. we need a great network all the time. (vo) everyone in your family is different. these two are always gaming and this one is always on facetime. (vo) that's why verizon has plans to mix and match starting at just $35 dollars. plus, iphone 11 on us when you buy the latest iphone. the network more people rely on, gives you more.
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>> dr. michael baden observed the four hour autopsy for jeffrey epstein's brother. >> do you think there is foul play? >> the forensic evidence point much more to murder and strangulation than suicide, and suicidal hangings. i hesitate to make a final opinion to all the evidence is in. >> sandra: that's former new york city medical examiner dr. michael baden, saying the autopsy photos paint a different picture of the convicted sex offenders death. it was officially ruled a suicide by hanging. new images ticking inside the manhattan jail cell show several new sparkle estimate from bedsheets , also electrical cords pray they were prescriptive drugs found. bryan llenas joining us live in our studio with what we are seeing and hearing. bryan? >> center, good morning. fox news has obtained new photos
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giving us a first time look inside the jail cell where he was found dead on the morning of august 10th. the photo taken by the medical examiner's office show is bunk bed, piles of sheets, and bed linens all over epstein's cell. a note and ballpoint pen were also found, in which he writes about conditions inside. the federal jail metropolitan correctional center. "giant bugs crawling over my hands. no fun." claims guards and temperate food and kept in locked in the shower stall. it also appears he had a sleep apnea machine inside the jail cell with a long electrical cord. all of this raises questions for renowned forensic pathologist dr. michael baden, hired by epstein's brother to preside over epstein's autopsy. if epstein was such a suicide threat, why did he have access to a ballpoint pen? an electrical cord? he believes the evidence points to more now, that this may have
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been a homicide. fox news has also obtained photos of epstein's autopsy. we are about to show one of those photos. a warning to our viewers, the photo is graphic. here's the photo. you can see the blood he wine around the middle of epstein's neck. epstein had three fractures in his neck, which dr. baden had never seen in the suicidal hanging. he said this wound is more common and strangulation by wire cord. he also says the ligature marks on the neck does not match the two nooses found inside of epstein's jail cell. these photos show orange bedsheets tied in the shape of two nooses, which appeared to have no blood on them. "cbs news" is reporting that one of the cameras pointing toward epstein's jail cell door was not working that night. attorney general william barr, sandra, said he has reviewed surveillance video himself that shows no one entered the area where epstein was found the entire night of his death. sandra? >> sandra: alleged again.
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bryan llenas, thank you you are reporting on that. dr. michael baden will join us to explain his theory on jeffrey epstein's death. the former medical examiner and fox news contributor will be here 10:20 a.m. eastern time. you ask him about all of that, what he saw that would lead him to believe that this may have happened differently. >> bill: fasting piece we saw last night. he was with us several months ago with the same theory. we'll see how far its advance since then. we look forward to talking to him next hour. hundreds of thousands filling the streets of tehran, the funeral of the general qassem soleimani, as the fallout from his killing leads the middle east on edge. what does it mean for our greatest ally in the middle east? former israeli ambassador to the u.n. dan giller man is here with reaction. we will talk to him lied. massive fires raging industrial areas don't make it again. cruise from california helping fight that inferno. we are live on the ground to find out how they are doing on that today. >> such a beautiful town, great atmosphere, the most lovely
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speed u.s. allies in the middle east on high alert as iran warned stat they too coulde punished for the killing of qassem soleimani, a former leader of the revolutionary guard a poorly sing this. "iran's revenge against america for the assassination of soleimani will be severe." "-and military centers will be included in the retaliation." let's bring in younger women, the former u.s. ambassador fox contributed. ambassador, good morning to you. we appreciate you being here this morning. what does his death mean for israel? >> good morning, sandra. the death, the removal of qassem soleimani is good news
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for the world. it is good news for america, good news for israel, and it is indeed good news for those who are safer today. as far as israel is concerned, and i can tell you that even ten years ago, when i was still at the u.n., israel was the only nation whose destruction was an avowed priority of another member states, namely iran. qassem soleimani was the architect of the destruction of israel. he has been trying to do it through his proxies, both in the north and the south. hezbollah and hamas. he has tried to do it through taking over syria, iraq, yemen, and other countries which are in our region. the fact that he is no longer with us is very good news. it's also very good news for of the world and those iranians who want to get rid of the ayatoll
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ayatollahs, and feel that today they may be a step nearer to that point. >> sandra: but we know, ambassador, iran is vowing retaliation, as a close u.s. ally in the region to fear retaliation or a retaliatory attack on israel? >> well, frankly, sandra, iran does not need an excuse to hurt israel. iran has donated to both in israel and in israel emissions around the world, including in south america. it's twisted minds and bloodied tentacles reach every point of the world, where either jews or israelis. they don't need an excuse to retaliate or to hurt israel. however, i agree that this could mean retaliation. we are ready for it. we are not afraid of it. israel now has a take care of itself. israel is very grateful for the united states. not just for doing this very important deed and removing this
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horrible person from the face of the earth, but also for restoring american deterrence. people now know that you don't mess with america, and when the president of america says something, he means it. this wasn't always the case. there were red lines drawn in syria which were crossed time and time again, and i think the deterrence of america and the perception that america was weak was a very dangerous situation. i think today, a strong america who looks after its own citizens, but also its allies, is back. i think that's very good news to the allies of the united states. very ominous and very bad news for the enemies of the united states who should watch out and realize that america is back and means business. >> sandra: ambassador, that is the big question, what happens next? when it comes to the ex-chief of iran's revolutionary guard, i just read his message.
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he was talking about the threat posed now to the united states, a retaliatory threat. he has previously, according to reports, alleged that israel somehow leaked soleimani's whereabouts to the united states. can you add anything to that or tell us anything about that, ambassador? >> well, i think that's a very strange statement coming from him. qassem soleimani wasn't hiding. qassem soleimani was arrogant, he became a kind of playboy covered person. he loved publicity. he was traveling freely, meeting with the leaders of iran and syria and other places. you could tell practically every day, every hour, where qassem soleimani was. in fact, he could have been
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taken out a long time ago. i think he went one step too far by killing americans, by attacking an american embassy, and the president of the united states decided that enough was enough. but i don't think the united states, first of all, with its great security and intelligence services, needed israel to have them where qassem soleimani is. i think everybody knew where he was, practically every hour of every day. it was just a matter of deciding when the time came to take him out, and the time has come. thank god for that. >> sandra: finally, ambassador, could you address reports that israel had advanced knowledge of the u.s. plans to attack him? >> i cannot confirm that, but israel and the united states are very close allies. we share information on everything, including intelligence and security. i think israel has been very
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helpful in preventing attacks against the united states, as has the united states been helpful to israel. i really don't know, but i wouldn't be surprised if the highest echelons of the israeli army or the israeli prime minister were aware that something like that might happen. but i cannot confirm for sure that there was actually that kind of sharing of information in this instance. see eight ambassador dan gill are men, appreciate your time this morning. thank you so much, sir. >> bill: another big story, fox news alert, the story continues. wildfires in australia, 25 people now confirmed dead across the continent. the heart of the summer months now with the heat, the fires torching an area twice the size of the state of maryland. american crews arriving from california to help. jeff paul and live in new south wales, for the latest on what is happening today. jeff?
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>> bill, cooler and rainy weather finally arriving in areas hard-hit by the australian bushfires. authorities are now warning that it will likely not last, with warmer temperatures just a few days away. when that happens, firefighters are worried that many of those fires they have been able to contain once again reviewed it on. fires are still burning in the state of new south wales alone, new 70 are not contained. 2,000 home so far destroyed since the fire started back in september. for those who have escaped the often fast and unpredictable flames of the bushfires, they are facing the tough reality that they have lost everything. >> my mate stayed to defend his property, and i didn't stay there. i evacuated. he contacted me this morning to say sorry, but my house is gone. [crying] yeah. >> help is not arriving from all over the globe, including the united states. a second group of u.s. forest service firefighters landed in
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australia less than 24 hours ago, and a total of 100 will be here helping. the latest group is from southern california, and area unfortunately all too familiar with wildfires. >> the current situation is extreme. there's a lot of people that have been added for dumb acts in september, october, november. people are tired. so we're here to relieve and try to lend a hand and give those folks the rest the day we need. >> wildlife, something so treasured and unique to australia, has been devastated. many now doing their best to shelter, feed, and rehabilitate as many koalas, kangaroos, and other animals as possible. some estimates put the numbers of animals killed that half a billion. the prime minster, who has come under fire and been criticized for his response of the bushfires, is now pledging an additional $2 billion in australia. $1.4 billion u.s., for the recovery efforts. >> bill: jeff paul on the ground in australia. another week begins there.
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thank you, jeff. >> sandra: can speaker nancy pelosi gain leverage over senate trial by refusing to send over those articles of impeachment? how long can the standoff last? maria bartiromo will be joining us live next. she spoke with senator lindsey graham, who is proposing a way to sideline the speaker. >> what she is doing is bad for the country, bad for the senate. it keeps us from getting on with the business of the american people. it denies the president his day in court. spend a lot of time in my truck. it's my livelihood. ♪ rock music >> man: so i'm not taking any chances when something happens to it. so when my windshield cracked... my friend recommended safelite autoglass. >> tech: hi, i'm adrian. >> man: thanks for coming. >> tech: oh, no problem. >> tech: check it out. >> man: yeah. they came right to me, with expert service where i needed it. that's service i can trust... no matter what i'm hauling. right, girl? >> singers: ♪ safelite repair, safelite replace. ♪
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with senator mcconnell to change the rules of the senate so we can start the trial without her if necessary. >> bill: there senator lindsey graham on foxes over the weekend saying that if speaker pelosi continues to do that he will take action to move it along. maria bartiromo is with me now, the first mondays with maria of the new year. happy new year to you. >> happy new year, great to seee you. >> bill: on sunday morning futures, a lot of news. >> a lot of news yesterday. >> bill: what are his options right now? >> the bottom line is this -- he is saying if they don't get the articles of impeachment in the next couple of days -- he says it stays, not weeks -- then they are going to assume that, given there was a majority to impeach, that he has been impeached and now it's the senate's turn. so they will go ahead and change the rules in the senate to say, "we don't actually need the actual articles of impeachment. we will just make the assumption that the impeachment is on in the senate trial should begin." it's my expectation that, should that happen, lindsey graham would look at these articles and
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the other senators and then decide whether there's any literally to a dato validity to it. i imagine we will raise motions to dismiss all thing. >> bill: what is your sense about what her calculation as to make it she waiting on new evidence, perhaps? >> she wants to find new dirt on president trump. that's all that is stupid. she wants to find new information, add to the articles, or she just wants to keep him on his toes. what's with this drug out as long as possible, because she has heard with the senators are saying. you look at the republican side, this makes no sense, there isn't any credibility here. "we are going to get this done by the end of january," according to the lindsey graham. he said, "i want this trial done and over with before the end of january so it doesn't impact the state of the union." don't forget, the state of the union is coming up, first week in february. >> bill: tribune fourth, tuesday you have a super bowl on sunday, you have an iowa caucus on monday, you have a state of the unit on tuesday to begin the
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first week. >> happy new year, everybody! [laughs] >> bill: that's february! in "the washington post" over the weekend, "the impeachment imperative now come both impractical and substantive grounds, is for democrats to moe on. they are the ones who stand to suffer by delaying the inevitable." she is making a case about the party being injured by the longer delay that is employed. >> i think she makes a really good point. it's all the perception of what this is. there's a really good op-ed this morning in the journal from joe lieberman, former senator from connecticut, makes a similar point. although he's attaching it to what is going on with soleimani being killed. basically when he is saying is the public is seeing through this. if the public thinks that the democrats will not keep this country safe, that the democrats are just going to put politics -- they are not going to trust the democrats, the president gets reelected in november. so i agree, she needs to get on with this. otherwise it gets too political
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in the public sees right through. >> bill: i would look at some of the polling, no doubt in the next week or two. final point, stocks are down today, will up a little bit, what is your sense about how the markets are moving to the news from baghdad? >> no surprise, geopolitical events, political uncertainty, unnerves investors. i don't think this has to do with the backdrop in terms of the economy here. he got this week, perhaps the passage of usmca in the senate. peter navarro told me that could happen friday or monday. could head to the president's desk within a week. that's big news. china, phase one deal going to be signed on january 15th. the trade issues going away. you got an economy that's looking to grow 3%. earnings are going to be starting for the fourth quarter next week with the banks. we'll see what numbers we get there. with those numbers to also get guidance for 2020 from corporate america. it's looking good on the backdrop. >> bill: that old wrist don't like with the renters very intriguing. how much concern was there about the next shoe to drop with ron?
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>> we've got a 50 year low in an employment, a consumer solid, trade issues and worries going way. you would think that's a good backdrop to invest in the stock market. with the exception of valuations being up. we've got to gain almost 30% in 2019. we will see. i'm not surprised by this and i'm not 100 by the decline of the doubt. >> bill: mondays with maria, that she is. good to see you, happy new year. >> sandra: did you watch this last night? ricky gervais setting social media on fire, stunning some of his famous colleagues. why critics are applauding him, and some are making fun of what they saw last night. we made usaa insurance for members like kate. a former army medic, made of the flexibility to handle whatever monday has in store and tackle four things at once. so when her car got hit, she didn't worry. she simply filed a claim on her usaa app and said... i got this. usaa insurance is made the way kate needs it - easy.
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>> you so you are woke come up with companies you work for -- unbelievable. apple, amazon, disney. if isa started a streaming service, you would call your agent, wouldn't you? [laughter] if you do win an award tonight, don't use a platform to make political speech. you are in no position to lecture the public about anything. >> sandra: that was a moment everybody's talking talking about. wreckage of a spring no one else in the golden globes last night, calling out fellow celebrities sitting right before him. the tom hanks reaction to all of
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it. jonathan hunt is live in l.a. with more. there was certainly some stunned looks on the face of many there last night. >> there were, sandra. if you book ricky traversed a house to host an award show, you know what you're getting. the hollywood foreign press association could not have been surprised, frankly, when he belittled the very people the golden globes honors. listen here. >> if you win, come up, accept your little award, thank your agent and your god, and -- [cheers and applause] >> celebrities didn't listen to that advice to keep quiet on politics. patricia arquette laying into president trump, and the prospect of war with iran. >> a president tweeting out a threat of 52 bombs, including cultural sites, young people risking their lives traveling across the world, people not knowing if bombs are going to jump on their kids' heads.
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>> and michelle williams winning best actress in a limited series made a passionate plea for women's reproductive rights. >> women 18 to 118, when it is time to vote, please do so in your own self interests. it's what men have been doing for years. [cheers and applause] >> in the midst of the politics, an award show broke out. the world war i movie, "1917," winning best drama. quentin tarantino's "once upon a time once upon a time in hollywood" winning best film, comedy, or musical. those attending, by the way, were served and at her vegan menu. apparently that was a big deal, should you care what celebrities eat. i missed the beats, i wish i'd been there. >> sandraspeed jonathan hunt nl. >> bill: stay healthy out there in l.a., we are worried about you! >> sandra: there were some jokes. there was an looks.
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[laughter] we will see. >> bill: debatable. let's go back to the big stuff. fox news alert, democrats getting ready to introduce the resolution limiting president trump's military power after the killing of iran's top general. republican senator john barrasso, he is coming up live in a moment as the coverage continues. first, jack keane from earlier this hour. >> i'm actually appalled that people think there is something wrong with taking this guy down. this is as justified as anything could possibly be. it does have implications, it does have strategic implications, to be sure. the thing we cannot, though. any comments doug?
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only pay for what you need... only pay for what you need. ♪ liberty. liberty. liberty. liberty. ♪ >> sandra: fox news alert, disgraced hollywood producer harvey weinstein back in court this morning as both sides of his case gear up for his historic criminal trial. welcome to bring to our of "america's newsroom," monday morning. i'm sandra smith. >> bill: could be back with you. a couple more meek weeks you hao put up with me. happy new year to everybody at home. bombshell accusations against the fill mogul broke about two years ago, shocking the world, sparking a monumental #metoo movement. more than 90 women have come forward with allegations against him. weinstein continues to maintain his innocence. laura ingle live in downtown manhattan where things get underway this week. >> good morning, bill. while the trial, once it begins,
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won't involve all of the alleged victims, today still marks a very significant moment for the nearly 90 women who have come forward since october of 2017 accusing harvey weinstein of alleged sexual misconduct and rape. we heard from a lot of those women. we'll get to that a moment. this trail, we want to mention, is only criminal case to come for the long list of allegations facing the once-powerful hollywood producer that also marks a huge step in the #metoo movement, the tipping point for an unprecedented amount of assault victims to speak out and start naming names. weinstein faces five charges, which revolved around different alleged incidents with two women into thousand six and 2013. legal experts say that while the list of allegations are massive, these charges will be a challenge for prosecutors because of the length of time since they allegedly occurred. and possible lack of dna evidence. weinstein has obtained all his relationships were consensual, and that he has a string of
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emails with a woman who he says shows a lengthy relationship that went on after she accused him of rape. prosecutors want to call several witnesses to show what they call a pattern of misconduct, as dozens of accusers wait to see if weinstein will face the justice they say he has long escaped. several women who came forward to report weinstein's sexual misconduct: themselves the silence breakers just held a news conference here at the court. rose mcgowan and alex arquette, among others, speaking darkly to weinstein today. >> dear harvey, no matter what lies you tell yourself, you did this. today, lady justice is staring down a super predator, you. you brought this upon yourself by hurting so many. you have only yourself to blame. >> weinstein told us yesterday he expects to be fully exonerated.
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jury selection begins tomorrow morning. >> bill: thank you, laura. laura ingle watching that here in lower manhattan. >> sandra: now, iran vowing revenge to the u.s. over the death of general soleimani, the former leader of the deadly, dangerous terror group. as president trump promises made to retaliation. general jack keane earlier on this program saying the military strike targeting soleimani was long overdue. >> i think we should've done it a long time ago. bush declared in global terrorist in 2007. the u.n. sanction to shortly after that. even the european union sanction. i argue in congressional testimony in 2011 that we should target him like your targeted usama bin laden. he is so much blood on his hands, it's staggering. i'm appalled that people think there's something wrong with taking this guy down. speed to leventhal is live in our mideast newsroom with more. rick? >> sandra, there's no question, last friday's drone attack has
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many on a chair in the reagan done a region. some dramatic threats out of iran with one member of the iran parliament saying that lycos would be attacked in retaliation for the targeted killing of general soleimani, who was mourned by massive crowds in tehran on sunday. tens of thousands of people filling the streets for a funeral procession. the general's daughter telling the crowd there will be payback against u.s. troops, that military families should start preparing for funerals of their own. and the revolutionary guard commander saying america must be completely removed from the region. aboard air force one on his way back to washington from florida this morning, the president promised a swift and massive response on dozens of targets if iran makes good on its threats. telling reporters off camera, "they are allowed to kill our people, they are allowed to torture and maim our people, they are allowed to use roadside bombs and blow up our people, and we are not allowed to touch their cultural sites? it doesn't work that way."
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also on sunday the iraqi parliament voted to expel all u.s. troops from iraq. president trump is threatening sanction against iraq if that happens, as secretary of state mike pompeo says he believes that our troops will stay there. >> we are confident the iraqi people while the united states continue to be there to fight the counterterror campaign. and we will continue to do all the things we need to do to keep america safe. >> back here in israel, the strongest u.s. ally in the region, there are concerns about possible retaliatory strikes from iran or its proxies. sandra? >> sandra: rick leventhal in jerusalem, thank you. >> bill: the president's decision now quickly becoming a political lightning rod. house speaker nancy pelosi on making a move to bring a war powers resolution up for vote this week, trying to limit the president's options for military action against iran if it comes to that. let's bring in our 18, david avella, judith miller, cheryl casone, cost
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terrific to see you today. making a lot of guesses right now, not sure what happened next. let's begin on your expectation first. what is next? >> if your only child is a marine at an embassy under siege by our enemies and you have two cell phone numbers, donald trump and nancy pelosi, who do you hit send on to get a call for help? to ask for a call for help? complacency and submission to evil is not diplomacy. diplomacy is protecting your interests. what's next? germany and britain and france said they would put sanctions on iran if they got out of the deal. they are getting out of the deal. the economic sanctions and the economic pressure that the u.s. is putting on iran is why we are where we are today. because it's hurting them. so they will start acting out
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again. >> they began acting out over the summer. i just want to add to that. we are looking at the strait of hormuz right now, david. over the summer they were attacking tankers, kidnapping these longshoremen, these personnel. whether it was from a british tanker, a japanese tanker. i think that's my question now. that might be the fastest response. they aren't talking but retaliation. i think it's the strait of hormuz. to his point, the economic sanctions have been working. it was over the summer when that all began. that is the quickest response. >> bill: you covered this region for decades paid what do you think of this? >> i believe that what is predictable will probably not happen. what everyone is hoping for in the region is what is called a goldilocks response from iran. that means a response that is big enough to quell the furor of the iranian people and the shiites of iraq, but not so big that president trump is
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compelled to act on his threat to strike up to 52 military targets and cultural targets in iran. because that would open the floodgates to the broader war that president trump said he has wanted to avoid. right now we are in a mess. everything the president was trying to do in the short run has been undermined -- >> joe lieberman says all these touch i.d. candidates have been speaking out, condemning this, and he asks the question in "the wall street journal," why can't the party candidate say it makes american safer? he writes, "some dems have said killing soleimani will leave us into war with iran." in fact, they've been at war with the u.s. for years. it's more likely that his death will diminish the chances of a wider conflict, because the demonstration of our willingness to kill him will give iranian leaders and probably others like kim jong un much to fear." >> a centrist observation from senator lieberman. he was on fox business this
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morning. it makes the point that, unfortunately, in this role of polarized politics, it will be lost in the message. this vote, this move by nancy pelosi, commit. what are you going to do, change the constitution now? i think the biggest thing here is he was a known terrorist. was president obama supposed to not take out usama bin laden? you want to have a conversation? >> bill: you started to say something, judith, about contrary and about this. in the herd is moving in one direction, sometimes you pause and go the other way. that's where jack keane went last hour. perhaps you enter it. a period of quite. >> obsolete. while they plot their next move. there will be response. on that, i am sure. but what kind of response it is will determine whether or not we are headed toward a war or toward the negotiating table, which is what jack keane was suggesting. the iranians may very well decide that a war with the united states is not in its interest. this got to go back to the
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table. the problem with that is the supreme leader, khamenei, has said that's not going to happen. but words can be taken back. what can't be taken back our soldiers marching and bombs flying. that's what right now everyone is trying to avoid. >> to bring that back home to the u.s. and the democratic primary, ever since the floor don't knock first gulf war you've had the antiwar fervor in the democratic party ratchet up. including barack obama using it to help defeat hillary clinton in 2008. that is joe biden's problem. joe biden has been at the center of iran policy for more than a decade now, or been part of it. as more democratic primary voters get to have their say and there antiwar movement, who now actually have even put members of congress in place, whether that be congresswoman cortez or ilhan omar of minnesota. do not have the antiwar movement getting bigger, as you get ready for the democratic primary. it helps bernie sanders.
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>> bill: a couple things that struck me over the weekend, somebody shut down our drone, and everybody thought the president would take action pay what did you do? at the last minute he came out and said, "you know what? there are no people on board, we can build another one, it's okay." with the red line is, "you touch our guys, you kill our guys, that's where we stop." that's what happened we could go. >> that's true, but this is happened before. i was in iraq when the iranians -- and his men in particular -- was killing 600 americans through ieds, through projectiles that were shredding armor. >> bill: he was running military camps in iran during the iraq war so he could export the iranian and members of the militia to kill americans. >> exactly. this is a bad dude. that's not the issue, no one is arguing that. the question is, why now? what is the intelligence behind secretary pompeo's assertion that there was an imminent
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threat to the united states? that this man was planning an imminent action? two presidents watch this man kill american soldiers and did nothing, because they calculated that the consequences of this could be worse than what we would gain from killing him. what's changed? that's what i want to know. >> sandra: when i was speaking to general keane friday morning, rephrase the question. why not now? talking about the red line. jeh johnson, obama dhs, formerly, he seems to be speaking out against democrats on this issue. talking about the lawfulness of the president's decision. here he is. >> if he believes everything that our government is saying about general soleimani, he was a lawful military objective. the president, under his constitutional authority, as commander-in-chief, had ample domestic legal authority to take him out without an additional
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congressional authorization. >> judith, should that put the issue to rest? >> i think the legality of the issue is not really the question. i think with or not -- it is for some democrats who would oppose it. i believe, no matter what. to me, the issue is, "does the killing of soleimani advance american interest in the middle east and at home, or harm them?" we have yet to see the answer to that. >> i think it advances. i raise that question as we covered this on friday, as well. what took us along? he was named a terrorist years ago. this is someone, like you said, he is a bad guy. but at the same time, obviously we do know -- this has been publicized, he was the one behind the attack on the u.s. embassy in baghdad. bill mentioned this a couple moments ago. he was assuming shadow operations in syria, backing bashar al-assad, yemen, and obviously what's been happening in iraq has been influence. his power was growing, not
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diminishing. >> bill: he traveled unimpeded between beirut and damascus and baghdad and tehran and sanaa. and to moscow, as well. which jennifer griffin reported. >> perspective is important. iran is not a major threat to us unless they are a proxy for one of the world powers, whether that be russia or china. those are what we have to keep an eye on, what relations are going on there. let's also keep in mind, franklin roosevelt would have preemptively bonds the japanese had they known that about the text was going to happen on the u.s. democrats have no defensible position saying that make america safer was a bad thing. too many suburban voters, as we get closer to 2020 -- particularly suburban women -- they will look at this and say, "why were they not trying to protect americans," >> sandra: these were live images on the streets of tehran this morning. >> there's no doubt the iranian people are extremely happy, happy about what's happened. my concern is that, have we not
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undermined the growing anti-iranian sentiment that was building up in iraq? there were anti-uranian protests every day in that country, and there were anti-iranian government protests within iran. this killing has, for the moment -- it may not work out that we in the long run, but for the moment -- it has brought people together in unity against the united states rather than they are wrong government. >> bill: in iraq they do not want to be -- >> some people do not want to be. some people do. and the political struggle that will take place is going to be paramount. that's what we've got to watch. will the iraqis ejects the united states from their country? if they do, we are all in trouble. >> bill: to all three of you, thank you. we've got a lot more on iran coming up momentarily. wyoming are public and john barrasso, the foreign relations committee. here's our headliner, we will talk about that shortly.
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>> bill: fox news obtaining chilling new photos of jeffrey epstein's jail cell in the hours after his death. some of these disturbing images, we want to warn you in a moment to hear you are about to see, may not be suitable for any time of television but we just wanted to give you heads up on that. several of the photos, like this
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one, taking it epstein's autopsy, showing the bloodied wounds around his neck. the men hired by the obscene family to investigate the death, dr. michael baden. good morning to you. the image we just showed there was from 60 minutes last night. the first time we had a chance to see it. again, warning her viewers. heads up on this. what new information, knowing they were working on behalf of the brother of jeffrey epstein, do you provide to this? >> i think there's a lot of information that still hasn't been revealed yet that is essential in order to arrive at a conclusion, whether this is the suicide or homicide. i think the closing out of the case as a suicide so quickly was premature. the photograph you just showed of the ligature marker around the neck, the ability ligature mark, doesn't match the ligature that was found at the scene.
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and that the medical examiner copied to show how he was hanged. it was too wide and too smooth. this is a rougher injury. the hemorrhages in the eyes, the crush injuries in the neck, three fractures in the neck, they are not seen in hanging suicides. you might get one fracture. but this is a very hard compression of the neck. i think the important thing is to find out what was seen when the guards first went into the cell. was he hanging, was he on the ground? as some people reported. >> bill: what the answer? >> we don't know yet. apparently, for some of you heard this, the guards refused to talk. for which they've been charged criminally. this is a criminal investigation by the justice department, and
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therefore they are not releasing any information. whose dna was on the ligature? was it has come was somebody else's? >> sandra: is what you are seeing out of one of protocol, dr. bob? the removal of the body, some question whether that was done appropriately? >> the removal of the body destroyed a lot of the forensic evidence. ems is not supposed to remove dead bodies from jails. they are supposed to have a whole forensic work out, what kind of forensic evidence is on the clothing, how long the person was dead. we can tell from the ligature mark that he had been -- there was a tight ligature around his neck for many hours, and the front of the neck, for he was found. so he was dead for a long time. but we could be more specific about that if somebody tested out the stiffness of the body, et cetera, at the scene. but a lot was lost when the body
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was removed. and a lot certainly is lost until, for some reason, the guards tell how the body was found. >> bill: 's of the big question is whether or not he hanged himself or whether he was strangled. >> yes. >> bill: how do we determine that? >> we can determine that it autopsy. in hanging, one does not get three fractures of the adam's apple and the bone, the highway going above it. that just doesn't happen. i have been looking at all of the suicidal hangings in new york state, prisons, jails, lockups -- >> kennedy: what are we looking up, while this is on the screen? >> that is the ligature that was found at the screen, and the noose, which presumably is what he was found hanging with. and yet there is no transfer of any blood on that ligature from the neck. it doesn't match the ligature mark on the neck.
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it's too wide, it's too smooth, and it doesn't have any transfer of skin or blood. >> sandra: why has his family hired you? >> the only reason the brother and the estate hired me is because they wanted to know right away what the cause of death was. the only reason, usually, that medical examiners get hired to do second -- to be present at autopsy, it takes weeks or months. it's now five months and they haven't released the whole thing yet. until you get an answer. so they wanted to have an answer, for whatever reason, as soon as possible. they have their own expert there, and the normal thing -- yes, i agree this is a hanging, that the end of it. the autopsy findings and support that. that's why the medical examiner who did the autopsy did not call it a suicide when that was over. the issue, the death certificate pending further study, that was
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closed down within a couple of days. >> bill: so no cameras, cameras were not working. >> then it turns out the video cameras were corrupted. the one that looks in the cell and the one that looks in the space, the doorway. >> bill: but were there others that were functioning? >> nonfunctioning. >> bill: the growth of a criminal case. they have never talked, is that with don't like what you are thinking mexico presumably pay this with the criminal cases. that because they refuse to talk, they are being indicted. >> bill: went to be definitively find an answer? >> as soon as the guards will speak up. we are told that there is a trial scheduled in march or april. we have many guard to fall asleep. on duty come around the state. never had a criminal case against it. usually they get a pat on the wrist or something.
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nobody has ever been charged criminally for falling asleep when they were on duty. it doesn't make sense. >> sandra: it sounds like you've come up with your own theory on what happened. >> my concern is that the evidence is that is not a hanging, but it is a homicidal strangulation. who did it, how it happened, can't tell. but that the findings are not -- are more indicative of homicide than an accident. then suicide. >> bill: there are questions that linger. michael baden, thank you for coming in today. we'll see if this goes anywhere. thank you. >> sandra: speaker nancy pelosi looking to clip the presidents wings, moving his war powers against iran. not president trump himself is responding to that move. so is senator john barrasso. he will join us next asked her
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our lender today. good morning to you, senator. thank you for being here. happy new year to you. since it's the first time we have spoken since his attack took place, where did you stand on the president's decision to take out soleimani? >> i agree with the president, he has every authority he needed as commander in chief to do it. it was the right decision, because american lives were at stake. what we've seen is 11 attacks in the last two months. the killing of an american citizen, and be seen soleimani getting much more bold, more ags of his actions and has ambitions. we know he is a war criminal and it was the right decision. >> sandra: are you concerned, like some of your democratic colleagues, about this leading to a broader conflict? >> no, i am not. we don't want war. he wants to do these things in the negotiated way. i tell you, you want to negotiate from the position of strength. that's what this administration has done. what nancy pelosi is doing now
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in the house, she wants to debate and authorization of the use of military force. i'm happy to have that debate. we've had it about yemen, about isis, about al qaeda. but that's not what she's trying to do. she is trying to limit the ability of this president. she want to tie his hands, and in the process i am concerned she is going to turn soleimani into a political martyr rather than the killer and criminal he is. >> bill: senator kohler watching live pictures coming in from tehran and various surrounding cities throughout the day here. the crowds are out in force. to say they are large crowds would be an understatement. where do you believe, in all the thought and conversations you've had over the past three days, as to what happens next? >> well, i would expect we are prepared for retaliations that may come against us. you are joe biden yesterday say that iran is now in the driver's seat. iran is not in the driver's seat. iran is in the center of the
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bull's-eye of the target. they need to know that anything they do against the united states, they will pay doubly for. the sanctions against iran have been crippling, they've been punishing. we have their oil wells that can be gone after. and the refineries, if they continue to try and escalate. it would be a mistake on their part. they should negotiate and come to a table of peace and realize that they should not have nuclear weapons and need to take a step back, not the aggressive nature that they have been on, that path. speed we are looking at live images in the streets of tehran where the streets are filled with iranians in black for the funeral of soleimani. we have seen this throughout the day, obviously into the evening there. what do you tell americans who want to know after this attack, and the death of this iranian general? are we safer today? >> in the long run, we are safer
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today. this iranian general has been at war with the united states his entire military career. he is responsible for the deaths of american soldiers, for the naming of american soldiers, with the ieds. hundreds of deaths. thousands of americans disabled through his actions alone. removing him from the battlefield is a positive for the world, and there is agreement around the world about the destruction and the death that he has brought on many times to innocent civilians. >> bill: you mentioned nancy pelosi a moment ago. senator chris murphy, the democrat for connecticut, he was on cbs on sunday. his feelings on executing political figures, and his words. watch. >> we do not generally execute high-level political figures of sovereign nations. in part, because we know that opens a pandora's box that may expose american officials to assassination.
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but also because we know that ultimately that might get more americans killed, as likely wi will. >> bill: so that is a possibility, to your democratic colleague. what do you say, sir? >> he's a military general, not a political figure. he demanded a terrorist network that was made more powerful by money that the obama administration supported by senator murphy, gave to the iranians as part of the their te iranian deal that was used before terry. we see with that strategy of wishful thinking has brought them. it made around stronger. the united states. so the president has done the right thing and withdrawing us from that deal. but i'm not surprised democrats are taking a position opposite of mine, because they thought the policy of appeasement, of giving iran money, with wishful thinking they would behave
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better, proved of course to be a failure. >> bill: senator, thank you for your time. john barrasso, republican senator from wyoming come on capitol hill. thank you, and to her viewers at home, we are watching images throughout the surrounding cities. >> sandra: we have a treat for the president come if you want to throw it up on the screen. a few months ago, saying iran will never have a nuclear weapon. so thanks to the senator from joining us, now we will see where all this goes next. >> bill: in the meantime, that show donating it between that senate and house leaders over impeachment, still on the table now. several senate republicans looking to take action, over speaker pelosi's inaction on articles. ari fleischer has an opinion on that. he joins us next, after this. >> we could be sitting here in october of this year, and nancy pelosi could still be sitting on the articles. if the senate does not act, there is no end in sight. you have a brother in the second battalion?
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>> nancy pelosi is attempting to obstruct a senate trial. that's all there is to it. we need to change the senate rules to allow the senate to dismiss this case if she refuses to send the articles over. >> bill: josh hawley, republican senator, hitting back against the speaker, accusing her of playing political games. now they are proposing changing the senate rules to remove her from the process altogether. i want to bring in ari fleischer, former white house press secretary, fox news contributor. good morning. happy new year, thank you for your time. in the world of unprotected ability, this is yet another example of that. where does this go, how is it resolved, how much longer does she hold out, do you think? >> bill, i'm a traditionalist. i believe the process has to be fair to both sides, that's the american way. we want to feel our government is doing things with the right reasons. i previously argued as soon as the senate receives the articles of impeachment they need to have a trial. the fair trial, a child is not just the dismissal but actually
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hearing the charges and voting. then it will be dismissed at that point. but i've changed my mind now. the fact that nancy pelosi has been sitting on these articles of impeachment, refusing to send them, just shows me how all of this entire exercise has been. therefore, if the senate decide they will never receive the articles of impeachment and they want to predismiss, let them. this is no longer about anything anyone can even pretend has to do with the urgency of removing a president. it is just a naked, hollow waste of time exercise. >> sandra: they are not holding out hope. senator schumer says he is praying that republicans will join them in all of this. here is chuck schumer. >> i hope, pray, and believe there is a decent chance that four republicans will join us. if they do, we will have a fair trial. if the president is acquitted three sham trial, through a mock trial where there are no witnesses, where everything is covered up, that will not stand and well with the american people and it will not stand the
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republicans with the american people. >> sandra: he is holding onto hope and a prayer, but it does lead you to wonder as we begin the new year, ari, what this will look like. >> it's going to look at more wastes of time. this impeachment has been a waste of time since the very beginning. speed to ahead, we've got you. are you there, ari? >> bill: okay. >> sandra: give it a second. seems like he's picking something else up in his ear. sorry -- >> i'm getting audio in my ear something unrelated about the soleimani. >> bill: interesting. this could be from some of the rallies that are happening in tehran and various surrounding cities. we will try and get that out of your ear as best we can. there were tens of thousands of people in the streets. we will try and correct that. in the meantime, we were talking about senator schumer. lindsey graham had a different take with maria bartiromo on our show on sunday. he is pretty much saying to take
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matters into her own hands. >> if we don't get the articles this week, we need to take matters into our own hands and change the rules, deem them to be delivered to the senate so we can start of the trial, invite the house over to participate if they would like. if they don't come, dismiss the case and get on with governing the country. >> bill: ari, thanks for hanging in there. it is cable, after all. [laughter] you heard both of them, i do believe. what comes of this when congress is back tomorrow? >> i heard both of them and something totally unrelated, as well. [laughs] i think what's going to happen when they come back tomorrow as they are going to waste the nation's time some more. that's why i've always said impeachment should be immediately transferred from the house of the senate, in accordance with tradition and the way it's always been, and the senate could uphold a serious trial. but the fact that nancy pelosi has held onto these articles renders that meaningless now. i'm for wasting as little time
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as possible and giving back to the nation's business. if that means a motion to dismiss is made and it passes, so be it. but senator schumer refuses to go along with the same rules that guide the senate in 1998 when there is an impeachment for president clinton in 1999. and the fact that he won't go along with precedent tells me again that this is nothing of the serious nature, it's all been maneuvering. the democrats are interfering in the 2020 election. that's all impeachment has become, and they made a mockery out of what should have been a solemn process. >> sandra: ari fleischer, glad we got you back for the final comment. we appreciate you hanging in there. thank you. >> thank you. >> sandra: investigators mean while reacting to tensions overseas as the u.s. and iran ramp up their rhetoric. we are going to discuss all this with moneyman charles payne. what it's doing to her markets. last become of this week. charles payne, there he is! >> bill: happy new year. >> happy new year.
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>> sandra: stock market taking a little bit of a breather, i guess you could say, from the records high we signed 2019. reacting to rising tensions in the middle east.
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let's bring in charles payne, host of "making money" on the fox business network. good morning to you. as we watch the streets in tehran, after the death of soleimani, what does that mean for the markets? you got oil going up, gold, a safe haven, going up. stock markets coming down. >> bonds have had the strongest move, yields of gone down pay that means bonds have gone up. the world flees to the safety of the u.s. treasury bonds with whn there there is this uncertainty. textbook knee-jerk reaction. we are well off the lives of the session so far today. the first session is three to 30 points. i think that is more reflective of what could be anticipated this year. not necessarily up every day 300 points, but the bias to the upside given the economic factors out there. not necessarily the black swan event, potential black swan events, but what happens beyond iran and back to the economy. >> bill: we were talking to maria a few hours ago. we were trying to get a sense of
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what investors are telling her about the next shoe that could or could not drop. do you have a sense of that yet? >> the overarching feeling, i think, is more that this would be that contained retaliation. iran themselves that they would like to be military. we won't go to war. there will be boots on the ground. so that begins to fade away just a little bit. again, i think -- we will begin the week with the jobs report. by friday, this could be a real distant memory, with respect to individual investors. >> have you stop to sit down i can think over the holiday what 2019 was for you? [laughter] the nasdaq was up, what, 37%? >> it was phenomenal. >> these are moves you may not see for generation. >> this is why you have to be in the market. this is one of the reasons why i'm so adamant or passionate about reckless reporting that skills don't like scared people out of the market. there's one thing about being
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fair and cautious. that's okay. but over the last year and a half we seen a lot of these things -- i just hate the idea that someone might have sold apple a year ago. you know? or might have sold amazon a year ago, simply because of a headline. i think this is going to be a good year. it will be 2019 but it doesn't have to be. >> a lot of rally with the end is mission of a trade deal getting done with china. speak about the media headline i disagree with tariffs are in place. no one will say it out loud. $360 billion, we have tariffs on $360 billion in goods. two years ago they said that we'd be smoot-hawley, the economy would crash, we just would crash. nobody, not a single expert will. tariffs are in place. it's not about negotiations. tariffs are in place, but what overrode them? an economy that has not dealt
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like this and been like this in a long time. that is -- by the way, and the federal reserve -- >> sandra: that's always been your concern, the fed? >> they hiked rates four times. that was so irresponsible, so reckless. they handed they would do it again in 2019. >> bill: you said a moment to go 2020 will be a good year. how good? >> this is -- i've already done my work. my gdp production is 3%, the only wild cards could be bowing. my wage prediction will be 4% year-over-year wage increase on average. my s&p 500 prediction is up 15% for the year. >> bill: 15? so s&p goes to 3600? >> easily. watson was going to drive it? household formation is going to be the one thing that changes. we just learned last week, new home construction through the roof. people forming household is going be a big difference maker. >> sandra: happy new year.
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>> bill: new threats against the u.s. coming out of tehran, vowing revenge for the death of their top commander. what president trump is telling congress about his future plans for dealing with iran, that's coming up next, top of the next hour. ♪
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$12.99 all you can eat now with boneless wings. only at applebee's. >> sandra: fox news alert now, middle east tensions heating up with new warnings from iran and president trump. welcome back to "america's newsroom." it's monday morning, i'm sandra smith. >> bill: i'm bill hemmer. smitty, good morning. protests underway in tehran. three days of mourning in that country after general soleimani's replacement and his daughter threatening to take revenge of americans pay the president warning of major retaliation if the u.s. attacks. lawmakers on both sides weighing in on the decision to take out iran's top general. here is john barrasso on "america's newsroom" 30 minutes ago. >> iran is not in the driver's seat. iran is in the center of the bull's-eye of the target. they need to know that anything they do against the united states, they will pay
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doubly for. the sanctions against iran have been crippling. they have been punishing. we have their oil wells that can be gone after. and the refineries, if they continue to try to escalate. soleimani fox coverage and i john roberts live at the white house. first we go to national security jennifer griffin come shoot at the pentagon force was morning. he got some breaking news to lead off with? >> that's right, sandra. we just learned that the chief of staff to the defense secretary mark esper, his name is eric tuning, he is going to be resigning. he will stay on a few more weeks, but he is resigning. he's been on the job for about a year. he started off with patrick shanahan when he took over, when jim mattis resigned as defense secretary. eric chewning will be go back, we are told, to the private sector. we are told it's not related. his decision t to to resign is t related to the current middle east tensions. more american reinforcements, sandra, are headed to the
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middle east as we speak. more than 2,000 marines are now speeding to the region onboard the uss bataan. they scrapped an exercise in morocco amid rising tensions with iran. the uss new york and oak hill are with the baton. paratroopers are already on their way to kuwait from fort bragg. mike pompeo asked blamed explain why they killed qassem soleimani filling the attack on the was embassy, and n contractor was killed in a masst attack the u.s. blamed on iran. >> we made clear to them we would not respond us against these processes go my proxy forces they run in yemen and syria and iraq and lebanon. we made it clear that this would be brought home to them coming to the leadership regime in iran. >> there are now 100 additional u.s. marines helping guard the $650 million u.s. embassy in baghdad, the largest u.s. embassy in the world. rockets were fired into the
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green zone near the u.s. embassy last night, sunday's attack was the second consecutive night of rocket attacks on the green zone. and the 14th since late october. hundreds of thousands of iranians filled the streets of tehran, shouting "death to americans," and top iranian leaders vowed revenge for soleimani's killing. as a result, the u.s.-led coalition has suspended its support to the isis fight. "we are now fully committed to protecting the iraqi bases that host coalition troops. this has limited our capacity to conduct training with partners and to support their operations against isis. we have therefore pause these activities." over the weekend, rex parliament held a nonbinding vote to force the 5,000 u.s. troops out of iraq. for now, u.s. officials told me there are no plans for the u.s. military to leave. center? speech jennifer griffin with some breaking news, thank you. >> bill: in the meantime, president trump now facing new fallout from the killing of general soleimani. generals getting ready for any
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resolution, if it came to that against iran. chief white house correspondent john roberts begins the new week there on a monday from the north lawn. john, hello. >> bill, good morning to you. the president standing firm when it comes to iran. the president this morning writing to iran's reaction that it would refuse to abide by the terms of the nuclear deal still in force with several of our european allies as well as russia and china pay the present who did this morning that iran will never have a nuclear weapon. as talk of revenge for the killing of soleimani continues to swirl in iran, the present very stern and frank about how he would respond, and putting congress on notice that he will take action, treating this morning "these media posts will serve as notification to the united states congress that should iran strike in a u.s. person or target the united stad fully strike back, and perhaps -- legal notice is not required but is given nevertheless." that came out late. the white house pushed back
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to clip his wings. in a dear colleague letter sent out, "the house will vote on the war powers resolution to limit the president's military actions regarding iran. it reasserts the long-established oversight responsibilities by mandating that if no further congressional action is taken the administration's military hostilities regarding iran ceased 30 days." calls from senator chuck schumer and bob menendez to declassify the notification of the white house sent to congress about targeting schoo soleimani. listen here. >> he was on solid ground constitutionally, legally, strategically count to take it one of the world's best-known and most bloodthirsty and brutal terrorists. the world a safer because soleimani is now dead. this president waited three years. we've had soleimani in our sides for just as long as we've been
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here. speak with the president defending his threats to target iranian cultural sites if iran strikes u.s. targets. speaking to reporters aboard air force one on the way back from west palm beach last night, the president saying, "they are allowed to kill people, torture and maim our people, they are allowed to use roadside bombs and blow up our people, and we are not allowed to touch the cultural sites? it doesn't work that way." all of this has effectively pushed impeachment talks onto the back burner, still no developments on that. i suppose you get hang onto the articles of impeachment. there is no agreement yet between senators mitch mcconnell and chuck schumer about the way forward, and it's not likely you're going to hear anything soon. but impeachment is still on the president's mind, tweeting this morning, "congress and the president should not be wasting their time and energy on a continuation of the totally partisan impeachment oaks, when we have so many important matters pending. 196 to zero was the republican houseboat, and we got three dems. this is not what the founders had in mind."
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were also getting worse from sources that the administration is planning to brief congress on the iran strikes on wednesday. that's when everybody is back up there on capitol hill. they are still waiting to hear back from mitch mcconnell and nancy pelosi's office about scheduling. but the white house, state department, and the department of defense all set to go on wednesday. >> bill: is that it? [laughs] nothing more? >> no, that's it. [laughter] that's all have time for, but i have a lot more we can talk about, bill. >> bill: sarcasm in the new year. john roberts, thank you. >> sandra: a lot more we can talk about. general soul the money soleimani somecriticizing whilek with tight rope. >> today you have a corrupt government controlled or influenced heavily by iran. >> i said the more the walls
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close in -- [indistinct] >> sandra: joining us now, katie pavlich, editor at townhall.com, and richard fowler. both are fox news contributor's. good morning to both of you. what position does this put democrats in to acknowledge that this was a bad man? that he needed to go? but on the other hand, and the president of complement. how do they decide? richard? >> this is a very interesting situation, what we have here. first, they said they took out soleimani. whether or not -- he is a horrible individual, that's beyond the point. but they said imminent threat. and they said it was for a future threat. then the vice president treats that it's because of 9/11. i think speaker pelosi, as well as lot of the democratic candidates, are asking themselves, "what is the actual reason for taking such an action? is a section going to make america safer in the short term and in the long term cannot" the short term question matters because as we are having this conversation we have 3,000
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troops on the ground and more to come. our men and women in harm's way not because of soleimani's death? what is retaliation look like? >> sandra: when faced with the choice of condemning the move or condoning it, katie, most chose and the hours immediately following the news to do a little bit of both. specifically referencing the democratic candidates. the lone exception was bernie sanders. he slams the president altogether for this move. >> they could take the high road and say it's a good thing that soleimani one of his top deputies and allies in iraq were killed because their response will for the deaths of hundreds of people. americans in particular. and they are planning more attacks by the fact is soleimani was in iraq in september, directing his officials there, his iraqi and iranian allies, to launch more attacks on american
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military targets with rockets and missiles and a shoulder-propelled rockets, as well. the idea that democrats now are trying to say this was somehow a bad move and to argue that we are not sure if the world is a safer pace to my place and if americans are safer as a result of this, will the readin? probably. they've been retaliating and attacking the united states for years. in 2019, dozens of attacks were launched against american targets. the president did the right thing. these top terrorists were in the right place at the right time. they have the intelligence to take them out, and they should have. if they did not, democrats would be criticizing them for missing an opportunity and holding the president responsible for future attacks on the embassy or the attacks planned in syria, lebanon, and elsewhere against american targets. >> sandra: i will ask you the question, that joe lieberman is asking in "the wall street journal" this morning. the democrats in iran. why can't the parties candidates make qassem soleimani's death
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make american safer? he writes, "if enough voters decide they can be trusted to make america safe, mr. trump won't have much trouble winning a second term in november. that's one more reason they should leave partisan politics at the water's edge, and whatever their opinion is on president trump and other matters, stand against dangerous leaders like qassem soleimani." final thoughts on that? >> this is not about partisan politics, this is about protecting our men and women. >> for democrats, it is. >> and those living in this country. katie brings up the keyword, increasing the probability of iranian retaliatory attacks against th americans. if that attack causes more bloodshed of american lives -- remember, we are living in a world where we've got afghanistan and iraq, in 2003, e are still there today. americans are still dying today because of faulty intelligence. because of a lack of strategy. let's not get into -- >> they had the right
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intelligence on this move, and the -- >> i just want to see it. >> you're not entitled to seeing it, because people like you don't -- let me just finish. let me finish my point. let me finish my point. this is about american lives. iran would have talked americans whether or not we took them out. which of them out because the risk of keeping soleimani and his deputies alive, who were also in the vehicle, was greater then killing them and taking them off the face of the earth to plan other attacks. it's about american lives and also about syrian lives and iraqi lives, who are now celebrating the streets, handing out candy and happy that he's dead. >> the idea and notion that we're talking about syria lives after president donald trump turned his back on the kurds is problematic to me, number one. number two -- >> you're mixing semi different topics. >> actually, we are not. we are talking but the same region, and feckless foreign policy by this present. speedwell, richard. katie, final thought there. we'll move onto politics. katie, go.
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>> president trump has been very decisive and foreign policy. he's not getting us into another war. iran has been at war with us for decades. >> sandra: perhaps -- >> against americans, and iranians killing americans in iraq. >> sandra: richard, perhaps this makes it even more important. joe biden has landed some key endorsements from several house democrats that represent some of the toughest battleground states. i'm talking about conor lamb and christie gland, both of pennsylvania and elaine lori of virginia. three centrists with military background. they cited joe biden's foreign policy experience, for the reason they are going that direction. your thoughts? >> this is a good endorsement for the vice president. it speaks to the fact that from the beginning, from day one of his campaign, everybody has predicted that this biden campaign would go down. they have written the obituary for the biden campaign over and over and over again. once again we see every day that this campaign gets stronger. we have a strong democratic feel
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altogether, but with the vice president sitting at the top of this field, i think it speaks to the fact there's a lot of democratic voters to see him as a potential not only to be donald trump but to correct america's mess foreign policy missteps. >> sandra: is this a good sign for joe biden, katie? >> it's a good sign in the sense that joe biden understands has to take the back districts. but on the foreign policy side, former defense secretary robert gates said that joe biden hasn't gotten almost nearly a single foreign policy call right in his life, and that's true. he advocated against going after ropes, dominic usama bin laden , beheading a number of minorities on video, including americans. we have seen the obama foreign policy and bold groups like hezbollah in south america and lebanon. the president has the upper hand when it comes to foreign policy, and joe biden's record on his own, but also during the obama administration.
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>> sandra: and what it comes to fund-raising the respray put them up on the screen, for 2019, the democrats and the dnc, $250 million, and there is the trump campaign war chest, $463 million. richard, final thoughts connect >> i think they're good for republicans as well. we have to remember a lot of democratic donors will sit on the sidelines until after the convention until we have a nominee. when you will see a lot more money going into this campaign. this is not about money, it's about how we talk to her voters and i would push our voters to get out to the polls and vote in record numbers in the 2020 election. >> sandra: thanks for both of you. richard and katie. happy monday to you. >> bill: calling for 5,000 american troops to lead the country. will that happen? of that happen? if we leave, what and who fills the void? we are live in baghdad on the ground today. coming up. >> sandra: can the senate go ahead with the trial, even a speaker nancy pelosi does not send over the articles of impeachment? center lindsey graham says he has a solution.
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>> days, not weeks. what she is doing is bad for the country, it's bad for the senate. it keeps us from getting on with the business of the american people. it denies the president's day in court. the founders never envisioned he would have a speaker do something like this. >> bill: senator lindsey graham with maria bartiromo on sunday. he's proposing a rule change told the senate try without the article from the house. fox news senior judicial analyst andrew napolitano with me now, also most of "the liberty file" on fox nation. hello to you, sir. happy new year to you, also sprayed take graham's position. can they change the senate rules and proceed with this? >> i agree with much of what he just said. under the constitution, each house for its own rules. the short answer, yes, the senate can change its own rules. however, the prosecution without articles of impeachment means a prosecution without prosecutors. so that would not be a very efficient trial. in fact, it would be no trial at
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all. >> bill: let me try and divide this in two, here. first, what do you think her strategy is? >> i think your strategy is rather obvious, and i know how frustrating it is to senator graham. he is head of the judiciary committee, former military judge, he's in a compass lawyer himself. he is accustomed to these things happening in orderly fashion. she is trying to coerce the senate into changing its rules so that the senate -- so that the house prosecutors that she will send over there can call witnesses who had not testified in the judiciary or intelligence committees. >> bill: is that the drop of the house? should they not have done that if they wanted that evidence entered into this case? >> if i were a democrat in the house, i would be moving to reopen the impeachment on the basis of the newly acquired evidence, these new emails of people getting instructions directly from the president to hold up on the sending of the funds. that would justify holding onto
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the articles of impeachment, because there's new evidence and perhaps new articles. if i were a republican in the senate, i would go about my business as if there had been no articles of impeachment. because until those articles of impeachment come over to the senate, there is nothing for the senate to do. >> bill: so you're saying no harm no foul if senator mccaul does not receive this. >> correct. but i understand his frustration. >> bill: you know it much better than i do, but there seems to be this error that lingers, what was the last three months all about if you're not to continue as tradition dictates? >> that's a legitimate critici criticism. senator graham is correct. the framers did not contemplate the house sitting on these articles. they contemplated a trial at which the president would get the same due process rights as any defendant does in any trial in any federal court in the united states. >> bill: one more thing, "washington post," did you see this piece? >> i did. >> bill: 's deadline.
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>> more fallout in the middle east as iraq's parliament approves a resolution calling for u.s. military forces to leave iraq. trey yingst is live in baghdad with more. trey? >> sandra, good morning. a lot of politics happening here in iraq. and ron today, though, the second funeral for iranian general qassem soleimani, who was killed in that thursday strike by the united states outside of baghdad's international airport. mourners taking to the streets of tehran today, calling on the regime there to respond, hitting back of the united states in the region. the replacement for soleimani says iran will fight to get the u.s. out of iraq. they have vowed to hit american forces. with inconceivable amounts of americans not really understanding why the iranians would support a man like this, responsible for a number of heinous crimes across the region, many people in iran did support soleimani. moving forward, they are looking for someone who will be able to
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replace him and continue working with iranian proxies in places like gaza, lebanon, syria, and also iraq. the back-and-forth between the iraqi government and president trump all played out throughout this week as the events iraqi government did vote yesterday to push u.s. forces of iraq. there's more than 5,000 troops helping against the fight against the islamic state. you had the iraqi prime minister said he would support that decision. this is a huge reversal from what we saw previously, but all of this unraveling as a result of, first, the u.s. embassy being stormed last week, and president trump making that decision to take out this top iranian general later in the week. moving forward, we can expect our concerns tonight about retaliation against the u.s. forces or u.s. targets in the region from iranian backed proxies, specifically iraqi shiite militias in baghdad just last night. there are three rockets that landed in baghdad's green zone just to my left. there are concerns tonight that those sirens could go off again
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and the u.s. embassy could be targeted by any of those militias operating in the area. sandra? >> sandra: trey yingst, thank you for your reporting from baghdad. >> bill: we want to bring in walid phares. we've got a lot of different angles coming to us in the few for our viewers, let's take them one at a time. first, this food in the iraqi parliament. do you see that significant or as a one-off? the vote ultimately says 5,000 american troops, ordered to leave the country. but we know that many of these politicians were absent from a vote. how do you see that, first of all? >> let's explain what this is about, and by whom. this is not the iraqi parliament voting. this is the largest pro iranian block in the iraqi parliament voting, which is very normal. while two large groups, to coat large ethnic groups' representation, has left the parliament. the arab sunni and the kurds. we have here is a vote by the supporters of the iranian regime
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and by the supporters of obviously soleimani. there are a couple problems. one is the jungle of legal issues and procedures is not over yet. second, the fact that the united states basically can simply engage with the other components of a rock to protect their own troops. kurdistan, anbar, that would put a lot of pressure on the iraqi government. if they endorse with the parliament or the majority of the pro-iranians have voted in the parliament. >> bill: that's happening in baghdad. the successor form soleimani is on your venture. who is this man, what do we know of him? does he have the skill and the talent that the former commander had on the job? >> well, to his advantage, he has been following soleimani for many years. he knows the drill, he has the information, the plans. he could definitely lead the organization, the quds force. for his disadvantage, he doesn't have the experience of soleimani
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and he doesn't have the authority over his people. besides, now, there is sort of a disorientation among the various branches of the quds force. why? the capacity to talk don't like target them are little places the way the u.s. did with soleimani, they have to review their defenses before moving forward. >> bill: a map of the region, there's a lot on it. to say, the exception of afghanistan, bahrain, perhaps even -- i don't know, maybe make a case for the west bank and gaza were not. here's the point -- whether it's damascus in syria, keep in my foot. beirut and lebanon, go back to the map there. baghdad in iraq, tehran, or down in yemen, in sanaa. can you see dominic that he was traveling unimpeded for 20 years between all these countries when he chose?
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>> for 20 years, iran certainly. iraq, syria for longer than that. at his predecessors. lebanon come easy. the media. yemen, only when the houthi allies sees part of yemen. he was all over the net. all these airports for his or her reports to use, as well. >> bill: when he lands in baghdad late thursday night, friday morning or was he preparing more attacks on american stationed in iraq? >> that's the biggest question that will have to go to the intelligence community. our intelligence community, and the administration. they will be sharing with congress. what i can tell you as an outside observer, just from open sources, you can even google it. many of his supporters in the iraqi parliament and the iranian parliament, and of course in the iran revolutionary guard, have been saying for weeks and months that if you do not stop these
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sanctions, we are going to attack you. we are going to destroy you. these sentences are in all languages and people can go and check them. from the outside sources, there was this intention. were they doing exactly? the nutrition is arguing that they were actively working on an operation in the region against our military, diplomats, and also citizens. >> bill: can you summarize what you believe could happen next? what do you think? >> look -- usually i'm pretty quick at making those projections. this time i am slower because my understanding is that tehran is slow now. leadership in iran. because they have two pressures. one pressure is coming from the base. they need to do something. the other pressures coming from their own bureaucrats. the seasons leaders and officials who are saying, "look, we lost him, but we don't want to lose our empire. we don't to lose everything we've achieved." the administration have demonstrated that this time it will respond sharper than over the last, i don't know, 15 years
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maybe. their decision is it to be made. >> bill: thank you, walid. walid phares, we appreciate you coming on. thanks. >> sandra: fox news alert from kenya where three americans were killed in an attack on a military base, from terrorist linked to al qaeda. greg palkot live from london with the latest and we are letting there. >> center, more deadly trouble for the united states in another part of the world. early sunday morning fighters in the al qaeda-linked al-shabaab terror group fought their way into an air strip on the coast of kenya just south of somalia. it is used by u.s. and african soldiers to combat the somalia-based terror group. before the fighters were driven out, americans were killed. two defense contractors and a so told dominic soldier, armies specialist henry mayfield jr. fm suburban chicago. two other americans were wounded, six aircraft were destroyed or damaged. the helicopters, fixed wing
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planes, as well as vehicles paid five fighters ended up getting killed. this is the first time al-shabaab has killed an american service member in kenya over the several years they've been fighting the terror group. this attack came two days after the u.s. killing of renee and general qassem soleimani. there have been concerns that iran might try and link up with the al-shabaab group, that this is a revenge attack for a u.s. strike on an al-shabaab base pair that followed a deadly truck bombing last month and the somalian capital of mogadishu. enter all over the world. back to you. >> sandra: greg palkot, as we learn more about that attack. thank you. >> bill: spending time in kenya, it's a pitiful place, beautiful country. beautiful people. about 100 u.s. service members at that base in the northeastern part of the country. a lot of tourists go there, a lot of kenyan port of us go there. there's a island of lamu which
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>> sandra: taking selfies with joe piscopo! it's time to go beyond the headlines where we take a break from all of the hard news of the day. a needed break, that is. today we are focusing on the golden globes after ricky gervais store into hollywood's most powerful people at the
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awards show last night. take a look. >> you say you are woke, but the companies you work for -- unbelievable. app is apple, amazon, disney. if isis started a streaming service, you would call your agent, wouldn't you? if you do win and award tonight, don't use as a platform to make a political speech. you are in no position to lecture the public about anything. you know nothing about the real world. [laughter] if you win, come up, accept your little award. >> sandra: [laughs] here's joe piscopo. they were stunned, the look on the faces of the audience. tom hanks, tim cook, and others stunned. as far as a message, it was ourt received by the couple ago. >> to go political anyway. rosanne arquette got there with some plastic surgery, which is like, "oh, my god." i am a step away from surgery myself, but she didn't have to do that. >> melissa: said patricia
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arquette, right? >> yes, thank you. you know what, the way that wreckage of a stated, i never was the fan because it always seemed so vicious. when don rickles -- i'm from the school of don rickles, you could have fun with it. "you hockey puck!" and that sort of thing. it was brilliant, when he did. it seems to be in his dna. he was so flippant, but the delivery was great. then he got everybody into what he did, he got everybody with him in it. then he went -- when he did about tim cook and labor? oh! >> sandra: is he getting invited back? >> i don't think so. tim cook looks stunned. and then i feel bad for tom hanks. if you look at his expression, when they were right to tom hanks after he was being crazy like that, he kind of grimaced like, "oh, gosh." "it's going to be when those kind of knights prequel squeak out there teary-eyed. he's like our generation's jimmy
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stewart. i felt bad for him because he would never go with that. >> sandra: he gave a tearful speech, said how proud he was of his family in the front row. that was certainly a moment. these moments went viral. he took on his own colleagues for them not understanding the real world or being in it. speaking of which, this cut everyone's attention over the weekend, as well. a headline about google searches. the revelation that americans don't know how to fix anything anymore. let me just tell you, two in five adults can't fix a single household problem without goog google. those that can unplug egg drain, 43% prestop a running toilet. you know how they come up with this? everybody goes to google now. you got a clogged drain, you google, "how do i unclog the drain? was good because they don't owe. people over the age of 65, 85% of the respondents say they can do all those tax. >> i'm so bad, i call people.
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>> sandra: joe, come on! >> "yo, big mike, help me out." >> sandra: you can fix the toilet! >> i just put in antimicrobial toilet seat, thanks for asking. i got it from wayfarer. i endorse that, i did. when it gets difficult i got to call somebody. those of the people, those of the jobs that will sustain you for the rest of your life. plumbers. the contractors never show up, that's a thing. "i'll be right there," right? where they start the job, "i'll be back tomorrow," and they don't show up for three days. >> sandra: they don't show up? come on, joe! >> i will go to google next time. >> sandra: you can find out how to do anything. good to see you, happy new year to you. >> bill: you've got the tip better, that's the problem. that's why the guys won't come back. >> i tip! the more they recognize me, the more i tip them.
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>> bill: new rules in 2020, vapes shops will still carry some of these flavor products after the fda banned the prudent flavors in e pens. after marc siegel, professor of medicine, nyu medical center and the foxes contributed pretty good due to you, sir. even on this topic for six months, a year now? >> absolutely. >> bill: what does it me know when the new year? >> these are steps in the right direction. the fda is saying that since 2016 they have had a right to say, "is this of healthy, is it safe?" there's increasing evidence that it may have health risks. so they're saying to pull it off the market. juul already pulled a lot of flavors voluntarily back in the fall, but left on the market mental and tobacco flavored cartridges. what is a cartridge? that's when you plug into the juul device something that has the nicotine in the flavor in it, bill.
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i've had patients coming to my office that are nervous, anxious, that have high blood pressure and heart rate, because they are juuling all day long or vaping all day long. meanwhile i'm in the office trying to use the stuff to get my confirmed smokers to quit. so i see it as a positive tool to help people quit, but i think it's an epidemic among our team. >> bill: 's who are making the case that is effective for those trying to wean themselves off nicotine. speak up it's just been studied. >> bill: but it's bad for 15 euros going to the local dive shop and making a purchase that is legal under the law. right? >> it's not legal under the law. >> bill: but mental is allowed, tobacco is allowed. so that is still in. >> let's be clear on something. it's not legal under the law, even now. but they are going to raise the age to 21. you will be able to get under 21 legally. what you can get, you can get tobacco flavor, mental flavor. a new concern i have come in the
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youth tobacco survey, bill, showed that teens are going increasingly over to mental flavor. because menthol tastes good, too. when mint is banned they were go to menthol. the other thing is that there is something called puff bars, which are all flavors. and it's disposable. it's not a cartridge. my reading of the fda rules is that it's exempt. in other words, they are not banning it. they're not banning puff bars and even though it's got a hashtag, even those all over social media on the internet. it is a disposable. i'm asking the fda today, look at puff bars. consider. it is something also addicting. >> bill: it's a carve out? >> so are the tank systems, that adults use, in adult vaping stores. guess what? teens are using them more and more. they make their own flavors. more important teens will find their way around all this. >> bill: the industry is exploding, he would agree agree with that? the street devices you
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mentioned, a lot of people don't know what they are. they say "the rule aims to strike the right public-health balance." what do you think of that? >> here's what he needs about that. i've talked to him about it. secretaries are basically saying, let's be able to have physicians like me use the stuff to get people to quit smoking because everybody agrees that vaping is safer than tobacco. tobacco has the tar. at the same time, how to be clamped down on teens whenever sought tobacco? head of her son nicotine before? 12 years old, and summit he says, "hey, try this!" and they try a juul and the next thing you know they are addicted to nicotine pay later on they turned to tobacco. bad for their lungs. >> bill: come on back and give us more. >> i like this step in the right direction, more needs to be done. good to see you, bill. >> sandra: fox news alert, protests underway in tehran following new threats to retaliate for the killing over iran's top military commander. will have a live report just
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>> bill: before we wrap, john bolton is making some news. said he is prepared to testify before the senate if he is subpoenaed to testify. we will see what happens. >> sandra: we will see tomorrow. outnumbered starts right now. >> we begin with a fox news alert, president trump and iran trading threats after president trump took out one of to ron's top generals. this is solemani's newly named a successor. his daughter is promising a dark day is coming for the u.s., while speaking to hundreds of thousands of people lining the streets in tehran for her father's funeral. u.s. is saying it is withdrawing completely for the nuclear deal. this is after the president

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