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of the year here. so i would like to thank new york city for this beautiful night here. guys? let's cheer. >> so, as you can see, we're having dinner. only four of us are open up breaking the rules. >> unbelievable, with his staff having an outdoor dinner in the snow. thanks, mayor deblasio. that's all the time we have tonight. we have all the latest. a big news night and they take it all from here. shannon? >> shannon: don't you want to >> don't you want to grab a glass of wine with those guys? they are trying. >> we need to get warm and get inside as much as possible. >> we have breaking news on multiple fronts. the more we learn about a huge
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cyber attack on the us the worse it gets, the nation's cyber security agency warning of, quote, grave risk to government and private networks, all signs point to russia. text messages obtained by fox news shown associate of hunter biden pushing to get joe involved, to get involved with the defunct energy company, a truly family business, details and analysis just minutes away. congressman eric swalwell refuses to answer questions about the nature of his past relationship with a suspected chinese spy. daniel hoffman and host of the next revolution standing by to break down these new developments tonight. welcome to fox news at night. kevin cork leads us off with details on the whole government
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response to the wide-ranging hack. it is been going on for months. >> really incredible when you figure out how long this has been happening federal investigators have been coming through their networks to determine what hackers have been able to access or even steel but even tonight officials say they don't know the extent of the intrusion or the full extent of damage for weeks. >> this nothing short of a virtual invasion by the russians into critical account about federal government. >> the condemnation was unusually bipartisan with lawmakers on capitol hill talking about a russian-made hacking ever the targeted several agencies including the department of energy and the national nuclear security administration which maintains the us nuclear weapons stockpile. >> you can sit here and say please don't do it again, you got to say what are we going to
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do to make sure they suffer consequences? >> a cyberhack of this nature is the modern equivalent of almost russian bombers flying undetected over the country. >> the pentagon said in a statement there is no evidence of compromising defense department computer systems federal investigators from dhs did reveal evidence of previously unknown tactics for penetrating government computer networks. so concerned about the possible impact on us taxpayers, chuck grassley and democrat senator ron wyden requested an immediate briefing from the irs on whether consumer data was compromised in the hack. and its alerts eisa said it was aware of compromises beginning in at least march of 2020 calling a grave risk to the federal government and state, local, tribal and territorial governments adding other private sector organizations,
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organizations like microsoft which has been hit by the massive breach. experts believe the tech giant was likely exposed because it used networking management software from solar wind corporation, the texas-based it company believed to be at the center of the hack. the fbi and other agencies scheduled classified briefings for members of congress coming up tomorrow. in the meantime the investigation continues as authorities look to assess the scope of the breach and tonight it appears to be massive and very disconcerting in washington. all sources i have talked to are really raising eyebrows and raising the alarm to see how far the breach goes. shannon: it may still be ongoing which is the big concern for a lot of folks too. thank you for digging into that. watch this. mostly fox news correspondents and producers dogging president-elect biden about his
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son's financial entanglements and congressman swalwell about past ties to suspected chinese spy. rick leventhal tracking the latest on both stories. >> lots of questions in california and on capitol hill and at least one answer, joe biden speaks out about hunter and congressman birx couldn't say a word. >> do you plan on stepping down from the committee? >> fox news, the california democrat on capitol hill that he had no comment about the scandal. he's been linked to a woman named christine fong who slept with multiple politicians including a couple of midwestern mayors after arriving in the us from china on a student visa in 2011. swalwell reportedly cut ties for the woman in 2015 after he was briefed by federal agents investigating her. republicans say he failed to reveal to his fellow colleagues he was possible target the chinese espionage operation even as he attacked donald trump on unproven ties to russia.
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17 republicans asked nancy pelosi to remove him from the house intelligence committee but the fellow californian has so far not responded. house minority leader kevin mccarthy isn't happy about the pace of the investigation tweeting i have asked the fbi for a briefing on his ties to a reported spy from china, twice it has been scheduled, twice it has been canceled by the fbi. swalwell is a national security liability. this is too important for the fbi to continue to stonewall. fox news is obtained and reviewed text messages between former business associates and president-elect joe biden's son hunter strategizing to get joe biden's help in a deal with chinese energy company to make it look like a true family business. one text from may of 2017 says let's get the company set up, then tell h and the family a high-stakes and get joe involved.
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three days later don't mention joe being involved, it is only when you are face to face which i know you know that but they are paranoid. tonight biden opened up about hunter's financial deals as he and his wife sat for an interview with the late show's stephen colbert. >> we have great confidence in our son. i'm not concerned about any accusations made against him. it is used to get to me. i think it is foul play but it is what it is. he's a grown man. is the smartest man i know, pure intellectual capacity and as long as he is good we are good. >> reporter: donald trump is steering clear of the controversy calling the whole thing sad but a group of republicans are demanding a special counsel to ensure the federal probe into hunter's overseas business deals continues after his father takes office. shannon: thank you. newly released text messages
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calling into question the timeline of the investigation into the trump campaign. ron johnson releasing newly declassified 2016 text messages from peter stzrok that the fbi was investigating trump prior to the official start of crossfire hurricane. the fbi investigation officially open july 30 first 2016 but one message to lisa page sent 3 days prior mentions, quote, our counterintelligence investigations relating to trump's russia connections. another message dated september 20 third 2016 peter stzrok suggest the steel dossier, looking at the yahoo article i would definitely say at a minimum those reports should be viewed as intended to influence as well as to inform. a massive cyberattack experts is look like work of russian entities and sustain chinese espionage campaign, two
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unprecedented national security threats to me. let's bring in cia station chief daniel hoffman and host of the next revolution, great to have you both back. it seems that we are learning about this hack the more concerned people are starting to get. the new york times has a headline, i was homeland security adviser to trump being hacked. here's how he sums it up. the magnitude of this ongoing attack is hard to overstate. the russians have had access to a considerable number of important and sensitive networks for 6 to 9 months. how would you describe this or classify it tonight? >> i would say this is just a massive intelligence failure on our part. it is so critical for us to detect threats way out left of boom so that we can preempt them before they are visited on our shores, similar to a counterterrorism operation. in this case the russians were
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able to hack into state, local and federal governments and conduct a massive spying operation and the forensics are ongoing. we are in incident response face trying to figure out exactly what they are stealing, still trying to deal with the malware which is in our system so there's a lot of work to be done it shouldn't be a surprise, vladimir putin is a kgb operative in the kremlin and this is what he does. >> one account said it could take years to remediate what we have already uncovered. what are your concerns? >> exactly right. we don't know what we just found out and have no idea what they have done through the system. one of the lessons i take from it is something i've been arguing for many years that we have been overreliant on the centralized digital systems right across the board in government, commerce and so on
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and the more dependent we are on big centralized systems more fragile they are. the lesson we take from it, to break up these centers whether it is government or business, distribute power more widely so you don't have all your eggs in one basket which makes it easier to be vulnerable and more fragile. that something we can get for the long-term. shannon: a big discussion about chinese espionage efforts because the case that appears to show a suspected chinese spy having a cultivating relationship with the number of lawmakers including congressman eric swalwell. he's not accused of doing anything wrong but it begs the question about the influence. the hell talked about him, eliciting how china is undermining us. i want to get through some of this.
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they say they are raising and bundling money, placing key offices, directing lucrative business to family members, insisting big tech companies compromise american values in exchange for access to their seductive, profitable market, stealing our intellectual property, using it to compete against us and sending thousands of students in academics into our universities. what do you make, that is a pretty broad press through a lot of different avenues. >> the most disconcerting part of the story for me is that it has been five years since this happened and as we used to stay at cia, counterintelligence lapse and that is what this is, they are not like fine wine getting better with age, we should have been having this discussion when christine fong was sent to china in 2015, not now. our state, local and federal elected officials are under siege from chinese espionage. we needed to have taken lessons learned from his experience five years ago and used all of that to indoctrinate our elected officials so they wouldn't be so
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vulnerable to chinese espionage, the chinese are offering fundraising and volunteers, all the things young politicians need because they know they can use that to ingratiate themselves and infiltrate political networks and campaigns. >> as we learn more about hunter biden's business dealings with china a lot of money going back and forth, it's just an investigation but regardless what his intentions are you concerned the chinese were looking to exploit that relationship. we have the text we were reporting on saying let's get joe involved and others that suggest on the side of the equation it was hope the biden name would help them get to something. >> 100%, and influence operation and what hunter biden was doing was influence peddling which is the business model of washington dc and that is why this scandal.
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one point i agree with, joe biden from his appearance on stephen colbert, this is about joe biden, not under biden, the family corruption that has been going on for years with china and other relatives in other countries but the reason it is so important is because it goes straight to the heart of two big sicknesses in our system in washington, one is the degree to which the whole system has been compromised by china in all the ways you've listed and we've discussed and secondly the way in which influence peddling, cash for access, all of that was part of this story, the way things work in washington. we need an investigation into this particular case that it needs to be bigger than that. we need to make sure all of that is exposed to we can see what really goes on and advance the case of anticorruption reforms to stop this from happening in the future. >> the press is for a special counsel and other investigations
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on the hill and beyond. thank you for your expertise. the fda on its way to green lighting a second covid-19 vaccine was the moderns of a shot with the backing of the agency advisory committee today and commissioner stephen han says tonight the fda is rapidly working toward authorizing its emergency use. congressional lawmakers will likely be working this weekend as the details of the $900 billion pandemic relief package are finalized. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell said today the senate is not going anywhere until the deal emergency funding is reached. progressives have in pushing the idea of wiping out student loans very popular with younger generations heavily in debt but what will it cost the rest of america, we are investigating the dollar talking points that have plenty of unintended consequences. >> it would be an amazing start to the biden administration.
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>> cancel student loan debt for tens of millions of americans. >> reporter: how much? that was easy. democrats looking from 10,000 to 50,$000 per person but who doesn't help? does it boost the economy? is illegal? trigger topics:that the first question prominent liberals admit mass forgiveness of federal student loans helps those who are already better off. >> than the americans who do, i worry unless it is done carefully it could be upwards distribution of income rather than downward 3 distributive income. >> reporter: a prospective fiscal watchdog group considers herself an independent. she agrees student loan forgiveness won't do much to help those most in need. >> targeted in terms of helping people who have higher income rather than those with lower incomes. >> the biggest stimulus we could add to the economy.
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>> reporter: is that through? depends on who you ask and how you frame the question from the perspective of biden's treasury secretary nominee janet yellen student loans may get in the way of loans like mortgages. >> the number of young people purchasing new single-family homes has been quite depressed. >> reporter: mcginnis says that is not what the economy needs right now. >> one of the lowest forms of economic stimulus. there are a lot of things that could help the economy from money to state and local governments to more money for fighting the pandemic. to unemployment benefits. jillian: would it be legal for president to cancel student loan debt? >> it should be done immediately. >> reporter: like in a leisure the federal government has the power to issue and forgive debt but not usually the president. the power rests with congress. three voyeurs on predatory student lending are backing elizabeth warren's view that
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there is a loophole thanks to the higher education act, quote, the education secretary may carry out your plan to cancel existing student loan debt under a distinct statutory authority they wrote earlier this year but other legal experts point out far smaller student loan forgiveness programs require congressional approval so why wouldn't when costing the federal government up to $1 trillion? if republicans retain control of the senate expect the student loan issue to be front and center during confirmation hearings for any secretary of education nominee. how does the decision to disregard key stories involving hunter biden and congressman eric swalwell impact the trust in the media? joe con shouldasked some facts live next.
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>> shannon: as we continue
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shannon: as we learn more about the federal probe of hunter biden's financial dealings the media's coverage or lack thereof continues. mrc newsbusters in a report saying, quote, nbc only spent 26 seconds on the story during a report moaning about trump's refusal to concede, 26 more seconds then abc's world news tonight or cbs evening news, bring in the hill's media opinion columnist joe concha. not surprising democrats on the hill think this is a nonstory. democrat senator richard blumenthal. >> the whole focus on hunter biden seems to be a distraction for donald trump. it shouldn't be for us. shannon: a distraction or nonstory? >> don't see how trump has anything to do with it considering it is an fbi
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investigation into hunter biden's taxes. this is independence from trump. it is fun to play a game on the east coast, let's play a game where say this was donald trump junior who was under federal investigation, do you think the aforementioned media outlets you talked about wouldn't be covering this? we have 24/7 cable news, it would be 25/7, they would need to added hour to the day. that is how this goes. we see how this goes before the election as far as in october when it really mattered as far as reporting on hunter biden story, the new york post had emails from an actual laptop from hunter biden, the stories were dismissed by the new york post when fox news followed up with it and from there you had the knockout on social media that centered the story and locked people out of their accounts for even sharing it. traditional media pooh-poohing it at social media from overcome
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by shot it completely, quite insidious. shannon: wondering why conservatives and others worry about being censored they seem surprised sometimes. the new york post which was leading on the hunter biden story and locked out of their account, you couldn't retweet their story, they couldn't retreat their story, the election over, news media that followed facebook and twitter's lead suppressing the report finally running it but taught the public not to trust him. getting caught keeping americans of the dark is an extremely bad business move. how do you think it will impact media companies? >> i saw paul from gallup last month, stunning number that says 84% of americans see the media bearing the blame for the divided the country because they seem to be picking aside and not reporting things people should here instead of what they want
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to hear and you have to wonder when you look at georgia, wisconsin, arizona, pennsylvania, all the states decided by less than a percentage point what if the story was fully pursued with the rest of collusion with the result in those states be different, with the result of the election be different? we will never know. >> this is an interesting story too. i saw over the weekend the nsa security adviser robert o'brien was taking his wife on a holiday tour of the romantic mediterranean and european capitals including a private tour of the lou despite being closed because of coronavirus restrictions. i would like to know more about that. john roberts find this out. o'brien never asked for private tour, he turned down an offer from the french government and this is the third time he has declined the offer. i don't know if there will be any follow-up reporting or
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correction about what we heard the trump administration official on his way out the door was taking some luxurious tours of paris. >> that is the thing. every time we hear these stories it is, quote, people familiar or someone close to the president or familiar source of the white house. every time we hear these stories based on anonymous sources they always going one direction, negative towards the trump administration so hard to trust these stories when you don't have anybody on the record and does it make sense somebody, national security adviser is going to ask for private tour of the louvre? you think that might get noticed if you do that in a place like paris? it just doesn't add up and this is why people don't trust stories based on name sources. if no one goes on the record how do you trust? they have to be used sometimes but seems overused in this administration. shannon: it will be interesting to see how that pans out in the
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next administration and the source of anonymous sources for blockbuster stories that often turn out months later not to be true. always great to see you. you would expect criticism of joe biden's cabinet pick from republicans but now it is coming from democrats, tell you about that next. big moment. that's why there's otezla. otezla is not an injection or a cream. it's a pill that treats differently. for psoriasis, 75% clearer skin is achievable, with reduced redness, thickness, and scaliness of plaques. for psoriatic arthritis, otezla is proven to reduce joint swelling, tenderness, and pain. and the otezla prescribing information has no requirement for routine lab monitoring. don't use if you're allergic to otezla. it may cause severe diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting. otezla is associated with an increased risk of depression. tell your doctor if you have a history of depression or suicidal thoughts or if these feelings develop.
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which is where we will begin our conversation with co-chair of the hometown values pack ethan bearman and oversight committee chairman jason chaffetz. welcome back. let's start with gina mccartney, she will be tasked as a climate czar in the bush -- biden administration. she came under fire over the flint water crisis even a democrat from flint township, a supporter of biden's issued a statement noting deep doubts about the choice, he said from several flint residents concerned about this appointment i remember a congressional hearing when you want to do so with her after this. you don't think that? >> i really don't. i am a republican. i'm not going to like most if not every one of the biden pics
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but to pick gina mccarthy for this position that's not going to be senate confirmed because i don't think there's any chance she could be senate confirmed, she was the former administrator of the epa when flint water happened and it was under her watch and her leadership in which 100,000 people were drinking lead tainted water. the epa knew about it for months, nearly a year, never informed the residents. we had multiple hearings about this in congress. democrats, republicans, we reunited going after republican governor but also gina mccarthy because it was disastrous. more than 10,000 children were drinking lead tainted water and there have been all sorts of studies ongoing about cancer and other things. she's not qualified to be leading the climate change effort in the new administration. >> a democrat to feel the same way you do and concerned residents from that area. let's turn to bob eiger,
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possible ambassador to china. he should not be the ambassador and the hollywood executive should be. media mogul spent years accommodating xi jinping, tapping one of them for this critical post with tentative asterisks message that the us government intends to do the same. what do you think? >> i don't have any issue with bob eiger, who would not be my first choice as ambassador to china but any comment from anybody on the other side of the aisle is hypocrisy, rex to listen was cozying up to vladimir putin and he was named secretary of state which is the boss of the ambassador to china so when you are the studio head you have to placate your different audiences, not going to alienate 1 billion audience market that is a different position, to fully understand the importance of the chinese ambassador who served as secretary of state and president
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of the united states. i don't have any issue with this if he becomes the pic. >> what about disney fawning over the chinese and thanking them for letting them use places for scenery and to shoot which is not far from forced labor camps. how can you expect to crack down on them? >> it is the most important relationship we have because it is on ice and is a difficult one. there are trade issues, expansion issues with china, trade issues, the biden family scandal breaking with china. you need a serious diplomat who understands the workings of the government, who understand how to communicate with the chinese.
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i credit barack obama who appointed john huntsman to be the ambassador, he had the credentials to do it but bob eiger making disney movies with china, hardly the person that will go in and hold the line hard and put china back in place. shannon: mister huntsman is available, former ambassador. i saw you shaking your head, do you think the biden administration should be looking for republicans they can plug into this administration, like a return to china for ambassador huntsman? >> i don't think there's any necessary reason to reach across the aisle but i'm a big believer in finding the best possible person for the job regardless of the political label next to their name but the whole idea, you brought up hunter biden, ivanka trump got trademarks where nobody else could get them for things like voting machines that we have an outgoing president - >> when people in china, sending texts saying let's make sure we
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get donald involved after he served as vice president of the united states, just for introductions. >> i don't fully understand the question but if the issue -- >> things have come up with hunter biden is what i am saying. i'm saying these are things we've gotten our hands on that are out there. >> that are related to hunter biden being investigated by the fbi and we know those investigations happened without us really understanding what they are doing unless you happen to have special insight because of your role on capitol hill but until that investigation reachedes its conclusion which is tax-related there's been no allegation that joe biden has any influence there. to go that route -- >> yes there has been >> we are going to leave it there because that is another debate. we will have you come back and
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>> shannon: up and down the west is up and down the west coast concern is growing about liberal judges ordering the release of dangerous suspect prisoners and progressive officials unwilling to prosecute crimes. >> everybody today is talking about the violent crime, he's not going after the violent crime but he's not going to go
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after the broken windows crimes. if you don't enforce those laws do you understand what will happen to our communities of people already exporting embroidering and taking advantage, the property values in los angeles are going to plummet, the streets are going to be out of control, no one is going to be safe. >> talk about what is happening on the west coast with radio talkshow host and kamala defense attorney los angeles brian claypull. welcome back to you gentlemen. we are talking about the new la county da. he's taking the death penalty, quote, off the table and will seek to recent intimates on death row to life in prison and he will not an island hansen sending charge of think it undermines realization, exacerbates racial inequities and unnecessary crowns jails and prisons. i was reading the details of cases where he's considering
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rolling back the sentencing. they are disgusting and terrible and it broke my heart, we can't even get into all of them on the air, people would just be, their stomachs would be turned. why would a prosecutor decide to say not only will i not do things moving forward but go back to the hideous ones and try to change their sentences. is that what is happening? >> i will tell you this new district attorney, this is the most catastrophic abuse of power i have ever seen in my entire lifetime. this new district attorney does not care about the victims of those who have been murdered. he does not care about love voters in los angeles county. he does not care about the jurors. he doesn't care about judges. he just issued a directive yesterday. he is threatening judges but if they don't go along with this
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program he is going to preempt the judges who don't follow and lastly he has tossed under the bus law enforcement in los angeles county. this is not criminal justice reform as he states it is, this is criminal justice carnage. i represent a 9-year-old boy, tortured, starved, murdered, his mom's boyfriend picked him up by the feet and would drop him on his head repeatedly. the mom was charged with murder, facing life without possibility of parole. boyfriend, murder, the death penalty, and the district attorney came in and said i am taking off the table the death penalty and intentional murder by torture so this guy can walk the streets again now.
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shannon: it is hard to believe. he says his positions are being mischaracterized, there's misinformation and fear mongering. that is his side of the story. you are covering a judge in seattle releasing dangerous suspects without bail. what is going on? why are we tilting in favor of if you haven't been tried yet that is one thing but when you are accused of certain crimes there is no reason to fail in many of these cases. >> we focus a lot on the das and we have the same problem but is also focused on the judges, swung so far to the other side in response to a complaint that we are over incarcerating. there is a valid point to be made in some circumstances but you can't go to the point you are just releasing everyone. in the last couple weeks a judge released what i believe to be dangerous suspects. we are talking in one case a suspected drug dealer who was caught by police with 176 grams
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of meth, 96 doses of a street drug, 10 grams of heroin, this is a guy who should not have been released and not only was he released, there was no bail whatsoever. we have conversations where they end up going. these are not just about the homicide of murder victims or murderers but small problems, small criminals. they start to escalate and before you know it when you have someone who has been in the system for very very long they start to escalate their own crimes and before you know what it does become something serious because we refuse to get them the help they need and since they are not taking the help we are offering we refuse to put them in jail so what are we supposed to do? from a seattle perspective people are just waiting to become victims and that is not fair to any of us. about the fact that in orange county we have in order to
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release 1800 folks who are suspects or convicts, the sheriff says these are very dangerous people. >> the judge made a big mistake. the judge should have allowed the sheriff to find a better way to house these inmates would give an example they could have used some local hotels temporarily how these inmates. you can't let killers out on the street. shannon: we got to leave it there so we don't get cut off but please keep us updated on these stories. tonight the government asking faith leaders to convince their flock to get vaccinated. should they be doing that? we dig in the next. but now there's gillette skinguard. it flattens the skin and lifts the blades for a shave that's close, but not too close for comfort.
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>> shannon: state and local officials nationwide are calling on faith leaders to shannon: state and local officials nationwide:faith leaders to encourage and educate their flocks about getting the covid-19 vaccine. chief religion correspondent lorne greene shows us tonight. >> reporter: the covid-19 vaccine is bringing long-awaited relief to world darkened by pandemic and because it is a message light, officials are reaching out to the faith communities to help spread its good tidings. change we want to thank you for taking the time to join us, and for all that you are doing for our great city. thank you.
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>> reporter: new york city mayor bill diblasio is making the rounds of houses of worship making the language of faith and reason to assuage fears over the covid-19 vaccine. >> is what is important to know. this vaccine is not just a shot in the medical sense. it is a shot of hope as well. because it shows us that we will overcome the coronavirus. >> reporter: faith communities have been perceived as the most resistant to vaccines. some of it based on conflicting messages on social media about ethical concerns of how the vaccine was developed. >> there's a challenge to the faith-based community and our challenge is making sure that we obtain factual and precise information. >> reporter: or how quickly it became available and whether religious community restrictions of certain animal human byproducts might have been used to develop the life-saving and
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occupation. >> we have the concern the world has which is does a fast track vaccine developed entirely primitive cited person environment meet the standards of safety and efficacy we expect when it comes to vaccines? that was where we did our due diligence along with the rest of the world. and we are satisfied, very satisfied with what we found. >> reporter: faith leaders admit there is an anti-vax group in the country but not all are religious and say they should not be held up as the only ones. shannon: before we say good night good news for you. a florida businessman giving peace of mind this holiday season, paying utility bills for 114 families. 74-year-old michael edmund started this act of kindness last year helping another 36 families.
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until michael donated $7,615 this year. he is hoping that will give families who had a rough year one less thing to worry about. most-watched, most trusted, most grateful you spent the evening with us, good night from washington. i am shannon bream. if you have risk factors like heart disease, diabetes and raised triglycerides,... ...vascepa can give you something to celebrate. ♪ vascepa, when added to your statin,... clinically proven to provide 25% lower risk from heart attack and stroke. vascepa is clearly different.
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todd: it is friday december 18th. another day another hunter biden paper trail, text messages chatelaine on a potential, quote, family business. >> we have great confidence in our son. i am not concerned about any accusations made against him. i think it is kind of foul play. >> this is a cloud over his presidency. we are not going to sweep this under the rug. >> reporter: republicans ramping up calls for a special investigation. shannon: the moderna vaccine nearing


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