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3:00 pm share your adoption story along a short video clip of yourself singing or performing any song you like from the radio and he is going to record it and you could become a star and he is going to announce that on november 1st. he also did the song beers in and sunshine with darius rucker. >> judge jeanine: that's it for us. thank you, dana. i will do mine next week. "special report" is up next. >> bret: i can wait, judge. i will see greg in a bit. good evening. i'm bret baier, come to you tonight from fox news world headquarters in new york. breaking tonight, president biden's attorney general says the justice department is seeking to unseal the search warrant used on the former president trump's compound in florida. merrick garland saying he personally approved the decision to seek the warrant. the attorney general making a brief statement this afternoon. one that biden administration officials said they had no knowledge of until it was
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announced by the media. the attorney general took no questions. also tonight though, new questions about how the fbi learned about the alleged classified information at the trump facility. the specific document or document, did someone in former president trump's inner circle tip off the bureau? and what comes next in this high stakes legal back and forth? correspondent david spunt has the latest tonight from the justice department. good evening, david. >> bret, good evening to you. after days of intense political and public pressuring attorney general merrick garland stepped up in front of the cameras and told the nation the justice department filed a motion town seal the search warrant involved in that search of form everywhere president donald trump's home monday in mar-a-lago, florida. attorney general garland says the search warrant will reveal some of the items taken and he said unsealing this is in the substantial public interest. >> first, i personally approved the decision to seek a search warrant in this matter.
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second, the department does not take such decision lightly. where possible, it is standard practice to seek less intrusive means as an alternative to a search and to narrowly scope any search that is undertaken. >> garland urged patience as the federal investigation into trump's handling of the presidential documents continues. >> upholding the rule of law means applying the law evenly, without fear or favor. under my watch, that is precisely what the justice department is doing. much of our work is by necessity conducted out of the public eye. >> and, bret, fox news has learned trump's office was served a secret grand jury subpoena in early june, when a top justice department fbi team visited mar-a-lago. those investigators toured the area of the florida resort where some documents were stored. then briefly viewed and took custody of a small amount of potentially sensitive material.
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sources say also federal investigators have spoken with at least one person who relayed the possibility of more sensitive national security material in that storage room and other areas of the property. we know earlier this year there was a request to turn over more than a dozen boxes of material, which the trump team did, but there were lingering concerns within the doj whether additional sensitive material still remained on site that could have national security implications. bret, it was unclear what developed in recent weeks for investigators to move beyond subpoenas for documents to monday's fbi search warrant for the mar-a-lago property. and, bret, we have gotten ahold of an internal letter. an internal email from fbi director christopher twri rank and file employees in all 56 field offices after some anonymous online threats were targeted to employees. i want to read part of it. he says let me assure you that your safety and security are my primary concern right now. bret? >> bret: david, you have some new reporting as well on the federal probe into the january 6th riots and the role
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of the secret service there. >> yeah. and this also deals with, guess what? the department of justice. we are reporting that doj has requested more than 2,000 phone numbers, personal phone numbers. that's the key thing, personal cell phone numbers of secret service employees. now, we're told that this involves secret service employees that were not necessarily working at the ellipse or even out on the street on january 6th. since the secret service and the department of justice are both federal agencies, the secret service will likely have to comply with this request, bret. >> bret: david spunt at the department of justice. david, thanks. let's find out now what lawmakers on capitol hill are saying about the attorney general's comments today. congressional correspondent aishah hasnie has that part of the story from capitol hill. >> lawmakers are just beginning to react to attorney general merrick garland unsealing the search warrant the fbi executed on former president trump's mar-a-lago home on monday. some republicans are unimpressed.
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>> i think that they are doing the big cars right here cover your ars. >> don beyer tweeted the justice department's motion to unseal the warrant is a key step to put the facts before the public. the ball is now squarely in donald trump's court. but democratic leadership continues to stay silent. they have largely been avoiding the topic. >> i think it's wise for me to withhold comment until we learn more. >> trying to stay on message about their issues. >> i think we made it really clear that this meeting was about this caudal. >> that may not last long. republicans are making the raid a midterm issue. >> the pathway for president trump to become the nominee is much wider now than it was yesterday. >> some encouraging the former president to announce a 2024 bid before november so he can help them win back the house and so they can start investigating the doj, which they accuse of being politicized by democrats. when the hill asked pelosi if
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the raid would have a negative impact on democrats in november, she answered no. but the stakes could not be higher. a new fox news poll taken before the raid reveals democrats and republicans are in a dead heat for control of congress. a much different picture from the past three months. when republicans had a slight advantage. >> bret, house members return tomorrow morning. democrats are going to vote on their inflation reduction act. we are seeing a lot of press conferences scheduled for not only progressives but also house speaker nancy pelosi and democratic leadership. you can expect a barrage of questioning about this raid. and about the events today. bret? >> bret: aishah hasnie live on capitol hill. aishah, thank you. let's bring in chief legal correspondent and the newly announced host of "fox news sunday" shannon bream. first of all, shannon, congratulations, we couldn't be more proud of you and can't way
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until sunday mornings starting sent 11th. >> shannon: thank you, bret. it's a great family and great team to be part of. >> bret: let me ask you what you think the steps are in the back and forth. >> shannon: as you noted today he is going to unfile some of what happened and led to this warrant on this raid on monday. he said specifically the warrant and itemization list of what was taken. that doesn't get us to the guts of the good stuff which are those underlying affidavits and things presented to this magistrate judge. as we talked about today, also, there are a number of media outlets, including the "new york times" who have filed to see everything. so the judge has ordered the government to answer those motions by monday at 5:00 p.m. and he is going to consider it. so, we could know a lot more if the judge decides to take that step. everything is unprecedented about this case. but that's the next thing i'm watching for. >> bret: former u.s. attorney general michael mukasey was on with martha earlier today. and he was asked what struck him about the attorney general's
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statement. and he was saying when he went down the road of why they chose to do it, how they did it, the raid at mar-a-lago, here's what he said. >> the words, when possible, he said when possible, we try to use less intrusive methods. measures. what was it that made it impossible to do it in this case? that doesn't require disclosure of what was in the affidavit. >> bret: there are choices that they have made. obviously attorney general said he signed off on this. but how it was done, that's an interesting point. >> shannon: and you have been so good of walking people through this timeline of exactly what was happening, this conversation. martha filled in there with lara trump she said according to the lawyers handling this for the trump family and the former president they were having families in early june there was conversation about putting additional padlock and security on this room in question. that was the last they had heard
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according to their side of this conversation until this raid on monday morning. so it leads us to wonder about that gap. what happened in between? was there a tip off from someone inside mar-a-lago? was there something else that came to fruition, for the government that they felt they couldn't go back and discuss with the former president's attorneys because he had said we had a good relationship. we were having conversations with them. we thought we were complying. and this was a great surprise to them on monday. >> those few weeks in between there hold all the answers and whether some of these documents get released and we find out sooner rather than later or we have to wait. we just don't know what we don't know at this point. >> bret: last thing quickly, the attorney general is saying that because the former president said that night that this was happening and announced what was happening at that property, that they are filing to release the search warrant and the items that they obtained there. but that the former president could do that or his attorneys or they could block trying to unseal that.
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that's an interesting call by the attorney general. >> it is. and, listen, there has been a lot of back and forth. there was some confusion it seemed like some from the former president's legal team christina bob his attorney on site as this played out on monday said she was given a copy of the warrant. they got a copy of the warrant. that would be standard procedure and also itemization list. whether they choose to release it or not you it is in their hands, bret. >> bret: shannon bream, see you don't at 12:00. >> shannon: see you then. >> bret: armed sandoff has ended 'man in body armor fbi field office in cincinnati. the man exchanged gunfire with law enforcement. that confrontation comes as officials warn of increased threats against federal agents following the raid of mar-a-lago. garrett tenney reports from our midwest bureau with the latest.
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good evening,. >> good evening, bret. that standoff lasted for more than six hours. we just learned minutes ago that the suspect has died as a result of his injuries sustained in a gun fight with police there at the scene. the fbi says that this morning an armed man tried to breach its fbi field office in cincinnati by going through the visitor screening facility that allows folks to go inside to the main building. local reports indicate the suspect created what agents described as a potential threat and law enforcement sources tell fox news he may have fired a nail gun before flashing an assault rifle of some kind and then taking off in a car. no one was injured there. but during the car chase that went for more than 50 miles. the unidentified man fired shots at officers who tried to pull him over before eventually pulling over into a field in a rural area. there he hid behind the car wearing body armor and exchanging gunfire with law enforcement until the standoff ended late this afternoon. there is no word on a motive
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just yet. but this comes just days after officials warned of a significant increase in threats against fbi agents and officials. director christopher wray addressed those concerns yesterday in omaha. >> as to the issue of threats, i will say that i'm always concerned about violence and threats of violence against law enforcement and any threats made against law enforcement, including the men and women of the fbi as with any law enforcement agency are deplorable and dangerous. >> following today's incident we are told that fbi field offices across the country are operating on a heightened security posture out of an abundance of caution. bret? >> bret: garrett tenney in chicago. up next, one year after the u.s. withdrawal from afghanistan, record numbers of people there are starving. we will take you there. first, beyond our borders tonight, an alleged member of an islamic state group nicknamed the beatles is being charged with terrorism offenses in --
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offenses in britain. iam davis arrested north of london after being deported from turkey the terrorist cell is accused of torturing and killing western hostages speaking of hostages, hostage standoff in which a gunman demanded a beirut bank let him withdraw his trapped savings so he could pay his father's medical bills has ended after seven hours. authorities say the man surrendered after entering the bank with a shotgun and canister of gasoline. he threatened to set himself on fire unless he was allowed to take out his own money. the suspect's lawyer says the bank agreed to turn over eventually $35,000 of the man's money. getting banks to let customers have their own money is now a major problem in lebanon. and this is a live look at rio de janeiro from earth cam. one of the big stories there tonight police are seeking the arrest of six people accused of involvement in the theft of 16 pieces of art valued at $139 million. political science say the suspect stole the items from
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♪ >> bret: hunter biden and his long time business partner eric sherman were actively working behind the scenes in to 16 to solicit donations for the campaign former top adviser to then vice president joe biden. the two were also working at the same time on chinese business deals with the adviser's business partner who has ties to high ranking chinese communist party officials. francis person had frequent communication with hunter biden and sharon after leaving the white house in 2014. the person ran for the south carolina congressional seated held by mick mulvaney who won handily in the 2016 general election. president biden received some mixed economic news today inflation at the wholesale level cooled in july for the first time in two years even though prices for every day necessities remain at multi decade high and application for unemployment
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benefits rose last week to their highest level since november. white house correspondent jacqui heinrich reports from the president's vacation retreat in south carolina. >> the white house plans to send team biden on a victory tour after data showed inflation didn't get any worse from june to july and prices for wholesale items dropped. >> what we're going to do is continue to have the president out, making the case, you know, a lot of these things that we are seeing congress pass in these last couple of weeks are things the president campaigned on. >> the data giving the white house juice to promote what democrats dubbed the inflation reduction act even though experts admit the health and climate plans won't reduce inflation for a year or more. the tour could prove a risky gamble setting expectations among voters that prices won't go back up. especially with strategic oil reserve sales ending in october and a new round of european sanctions in december set to block even more russian oil from the market. experts say it's all but certain energy costs jump again bringing
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inflation with it. something biden himself has cited in the past when the numbers were headed the wrong way. >> never seen anything like putin's tax on both food and gas. putin's putin price hike is hitting america hard. >> biden faces an uphill battle convincing voters things are getting better. new fox business poll show 75% of registered voters show dissatisfied. 56% of democrats saying they are unhappy today plus 91% of independents. biden's biggest problem still the economy. 81% giving negative marks and 85% saying grocery prices are still going up. >> i'm going to look at this from the standpoint of an everyday american family. they know that when they go to their grocery store as most american families are doing right now, when they are shopping for school supplies, that everything has gone up. >> >> now, white house officials have worked into their messaging that there is a long way to go to bring inflation down and the
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inflation we are seeing in the u.s. is a global problem. but, they are taking a victory lap for biden while they can ahead of the midterms. bret? >> bret: jacqui heinrich traveling with the president in kiawah island. stocks were mixed. nasdaq lost 75. ♪ tonight we continue our look at afghanistan. one year after the u.s. military withdrawal. the world food program says more afghans than ever are starving. here is national security correspondent jennifer griffin. >> a year after the u.s. withdrawal from afghanistan, the 40 beds at the children's malnutrition ward at this kabul hospital are all full. afghan mothers try to comfort their malnourished children. this mother of a 10 mold said her husband is so ashamed he wants to move to iran. he said my son is dying in front of my he eyes but i'm not
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capable of doing anything. >> the number of children who are severely malnourished have doubled and i do not see those numbers improving. i see them getting worse. >> what we see is people just traumatized from the absolutely desperate situation. >> hunger has increased by 60% since the u.s. left and the taliban took over. the u.s. managed to evacuate 123,000 vulnerable afghans after kabul fell to the taliban. a year later nearly 80,000 are still waiting for their paperwork to be processed. >> it is a silent burden we carry. it weighs us down and makes us question everything over the last 20 years of war. >> evacuees and veterans lobbied congress this week to pass the afghan adjustment act. which will help these afghans with a legal pathway to citizenship. >> we can't do right by them what good is the american word. >> for those afghans still waiting i want to say this: we have not forgotten you. we will not forget you.
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>> a u.s. air force c-130 load master who flew into kabul after it fell remembers what it was like trying to land at the airport. >> we actually ended up not being able to land initially because there was a lot going on with the civilians on the airfield they had all their worldly possessions that they could carry in a single duffle bag. >> and unless congress acts, tens of thousands of afghans could be kicked out of the country when their humanitarian parole status expires in another year adding to the trauma they experienced a year ago due to the pull-out. bret? >> bret: jennifer griffin at the pentagon. thank you. up next, we will talk with taiwan. official representative to the u.s. about increasing tensions with china. and, later, is this heaven? no, it's iowa. it's the site of tonight's field of dreams baseball game and we will take you there live. isn'. but, at upwork, we found her. she's in austin between a dog named klaus
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>> bret: china is renewing its threat to attack taiwan following almost a week of war games near the island. taiwan has called beijing's claim to the self-governing democracy wishful thinking and launched its own military exercises in response. all this comes of course after a recent visit to the island by house speaker nancy pelosi. i spoke with taiwan's official representative to the u.s. joo v. kim about the issue. >> bret: madam ambassador, thank you very much for your time. >> thank you. >> bret: we would like to ask you about the current situation. as we have seen china increase its military presence in and around and over taiwan, it seems very tense. can you give us an upto the minute update from taiwan's perspective? >> well, china's military drills and exercises as well as their regular intrusions into the airspace around taiwan, their maritime activities have all
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intensified in the recent week. and the taiwanese people, although we are used to it, we are also alarmed. but, at the same time, we are steady and responsible in the sense that we will continue to be that force for good in the region in calling on china to exercise restraint. and responsibility. we also seek to ensure that the region maintains status quo of peace. the taiwanese people feel strongly that we have the right to participate in the international community, to welcome friends including decades of congressional delegations. we feel strongly that it is important to assert that we are not alone and china cannot dictate who visits taiwan and the friends that we make as well as our desire to be part of the international community. >> bret: obviously they had a big reaction, madam ambassador.
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"the washington post" has an opinion editorial that says this: china's overreaction retaliation toward taiwan following house speaker nancy pelosi's visit shows that the leadership in beijing is now focusing on taking the island by force not through peaceful reunification as it has long claimed. xi jinping hearts and minds to inciting fear and loathing. do you agree with that perception? do you think you are closer to war today? >> the chinese have not renounced the use of force against taiwan and, therefore, we must be vigilant in better preparing ourselves. i think it's also important to remind the chinese communist party that a lot of their actions and behavior, such as oppressing us, depriving basic human rights, suffocating our international space, it's their behavior that is pushing the
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taiwanese further away. and i think they need to re-examine this and, again, it's in the interest of all parties involved to sustain peaceful and stable environment. >> bret: obviously the world is hoping for peace as well and hopes it does not come to that. if it did come to that and china did make a military action to really take over taiwan, are you clear what the u.s. reaction would be? >> well, i think we do have a strong security partnership with the united states. but i think it's also very important that china is, again, reminded that peace and stability is in everyone's interest, including china's. >> the reason i ask is that in recent weeks, months, president biden has been asked this question and he has created a little uncertainty, raised some eyebrows. >> the united states would come to taiwan's defense. >> yes, yes. we have a commitment to do that. >> is there a shift in u.s. policy as it relates to taiwan and it agreement.
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>> well, there has been no shift. the president was not announcing any change in our policy nor has he made a decision to change our policy. >> are you willing to get involved militarily to defend taiwan if it comes to that? >> yes. >> you are? >> that's a commitment we made. >> mr. president, would you troops to taiwan if china invaded? >> our policy has not changed at all. i stated that when i made my statement yesterday. >> is the u.s. making a commitment by saying that they are willing to defend them militarily for u.s. troops to be involved in that military response? >> again, courtney, think the the president was clear on the fact that the policy has not changed. >> bret: one china policy. so that seems like it is at least ambiguous. >> well, our view on our security situation is that we are willing to shoulder the responsibility. we are determined to defend ourselves. but, ultimately, with the goal
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of deterring such a tragedy from ever happening. >> bret: quickly, do you think that russia's move into ukraine and china watching that, and the u.s. reaction to it has somehow changed the equation in xi jinping's mind about taiwan? >> i can't really talk about the chinese current psychology, but i can talk about the responses from taiwan and that is as we watch the tragedy of ukraine and reflect on our own situation, the public has demonstrated an increased level of support for fortifying ourself defenses. there's also stronger support in a unof in reforms, including reserve reforms, including more support for a aacquiring the necessary defense articles that are needed. >> bret: madam ambassador, we appreciate your time. >> thank you. >> bret: up next, twitter is gearing up for the midterm
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elections. we will show you how it could affect your social media use. first, here is what some of our fox affiliates around the country are covering tonight. fox 44 in evansville, indiana. authorities search for the cause of a house explosion that killed three people, left another person hospitalized. wednesday's explosion damaged 39 homes. this morning crews completed the secondary search of buildings that had been left unstable by the explosion and no more victims were found. and the fedex saint jude championship golf tournament underway in memphis. the field features some of the biggest names in golf including scotty sheriff ford mcilroy and patrick kent lay. just a couple of stories from outside the beltway from "special report." we'll be right back. ♪ ♪ but i like it, i love it, ♪ ♪ i want some more of it ♪ ♪ i try so hard, i can't rise above it ♪ ♪ i don't know what it is 'bout that little ♪
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it the centers for disease control and prevention the centers for disease control is announcing new covid-19 guidelines moving the country away from restrictive measures such as quarantines and social distancing. the cdc will now focus on reducing severe disease from coast. it also says contact tracing should be limited to hospitals and high risk group living situations such as nursing homes
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twitter is putting into place what it calls election security protocols ahead of the midterms in the middle of a contentious potential sale and legal wrangling around all of that. the social media giant says it wants to prevent misleading information about voting. the critics are already raising major concerns and crying foul. correspondent mark meredith has details from washington tonight. good evening, mark. >> good evening, bret. twitter says this is something it has done before and not just before u.s. elections but also in places like australia and india. starting today twitter says it's going to label or remove what it says is misleading information about how, when, and where to vote. it's also vowing to remove content it believes is intended to undermine public confidence in elections. the company is not saying everything but in a statement today twitter says we aim to enable healthy civic conversation on twitter while ensuring people have the context they need to make informed decisions about content they encounter. since the last election, the social media giant has come under heavy scrutiny from both
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sides of the aisle for its speech policies including about how it handled the "new york post" coverage of hunter biden's laptop and decision to terminate former president trump's account. while there is still questions about who is going to be moderating content some tech experts tell today should keep users engaged. >> what twitter is doing is the right step for twitter, its users and what it views as its duty to keeping our elections safe and secure. but the wonderful thing is if users are unhappy, we will just go somewhere else. >> one platform that is trying to compete with twitter getter is criticizing the move. writing we must not become numb to this ideologically motive censorship naked attempt from twitter it attempt to control elections and democratic process. there is another concern ahead of the midterms that goes beyond twitter cyberattacks on infrastructure. just this week the department of homeland security released a tool kit of cyber resources for local and state election
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officials all meant to ar. alleviate concerns about elections come up fast. bret? >> bret: yes, they are. mark, thank you. the baseball world centered in a small iowa town tonight. the second field of dreams game features the cincinnati reds and the chicago cubs. you can see it tonight on the fox broadcast network. fox business correspondent grady trimble is in dyersville, iowa right now between the cornstalks. good evening, grady. >> hey, bret. it's not heaven but the weather is heavenly for a ballgame right now. this is an exclusive event. only about 8,000 fans will be at the game tonight. let me show you what it is like to be one of them. so we're walking through the corns of the stadium right now. on the other side of these stalks is the original movie site. you might be able to see the top of the farmhouse where kevin costner's character sat on the porch and decided to turn his
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cornfield into a ball field. and then if we keep going around the corner, you will see the stadium where the game will be played where all these fans are going. some of them getting emotional as they come in tonight. it's not cheap to be here. went on stub hub yesterday, the least expensive tickets i could find $700. the most expensive more than $5,000. new this year, there will be a concert after the game. country music super star walker hayes is performing. i had a chance to catch up with him after, of course, he played catch on the other side of these stalks at the original movie field. he told me what it means to be here. >> it's special to me. i lost my dad about a year ago. this was a movie he and i watched a billion times, you know, together. and how that movie kind of touches on the father/son bond. this is, you know, this is epic for me. this is a once in a lifetime. >> word is kevin costner won't
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be here tonight like he was last year. we shall see. but there will be a special tribute foray lee oat that, shoeless show jackson in the movie. and, of course, he passed away a few months ago, so that will be a special moment for baseball fans gathered here today. going to be hard to top last year's games with 17 home runs into the cornfields. >> we will see if the cubs and reds can do it in about 10 minutes on fox. bret? >> bret: that's a fretty awesome assignment. grady. that's pretty good. up next, the panel with the latest on the mar-a-lago raid and the results of just released fox news polls.
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a response of sorts, saying "my attorneys and representatives were cooperating fully. very good relationships have been established. the government could have whatever they wanted. it goes on in a second post that happened a few minutes later to i just learned that agents went through the first lady's closets and rummaged through her clothing and personal items. surprisingly left area in a relative mess. wow. with that bring in our panel. kimberley strassel "wall street journal." guy benson town and host of the guy benson show on fox news radio and susan page washington bureau chief at "u.s.a. today." what struck you about the attorney general's statement and reaction from trump world including the former president? >> i thought that he gave a surprising amount of information, even though he didn't take questions and didn't speak very long. i think he sort of is -- looks like he is trying to call president trump's bluff in that he is saying you have the -- you
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have the search warrant. you have the list of what we got. >> you are not -- you are talking about it. so we are going to file this motion to be able to unseal it and we will see whether president trump decides to oppose that idea. i thought it was a pretty defiant statement by this very judicious and cautious attorney general. >> bret: guy, there is people on the right who look at it differently, obviously. >> oh, for sure a lot of people are just waiting to see what actually do we find out from increased information. we have all been chattering about this now for the better part of a week knowing almost nothing. right? once cece this warrant, assuming we do in the coming days, we will know a little bit more but we won't know the underlying affidavits and evidence that led to that warrant being granted and signed off on by a judge. so, it's really hard to sort of formulate sound political analysis of what this means in the near term, medium term, long term when we don't even really
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know what the underlying facts are at all. and we might not know for a while. but it's that black box that i think is part of the problem here. there is a lot of mistrust of the fbi and the doj. i know garland mentioned some of that defensively today. but i think some of that mistrust is earned over the last five or six years. and, until we get real answers about why this extraordinary step was taken, the speculation and the anger is going to continue. >> bret: and that is what the former attorney general michael mukasey said, kimberley, is why was it impossible to come up with another alternative to what we saw at mar-a-lago? >> yeah, and unfortunately, that warrant also isn't likely to explain that. he said when possible. well, what exactly happened in those intervening weeks between when the doj was at mar-a-lago and supposedly everyone was cooperating to then requiring this level. i think that that's the big outstanding question. this won't get answered with this. >> bret: susan, earlier today, i was on nonstop because rolling
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coverage and the attorney general was about 35 minutes late to the statement, and i was talking about how the articles -- classified documents have been handled in the past and how sandy berger, for example, stuffing documents down his pants and his socks was handled as a misdemeanor. he lost his security clearance and then he got it back three years later. how the hillary clinton information was handled. i mentioned president obama who went through the process and the documents all were transferred but it hasn't posted online. the president's my point at that is to say presidents have a broad discretion about what is declassified. we don't have the details of this process. >> that's right. as guy was saying, there is so much we don't know. and we won't know -- let's say the search warrant and the will
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list of things that they got do -- are unsealed, maybe as early as friday afternoon or some time next week, we will know more then. we won't know everything. but we will know something. at the moment all we have is the chattering class talking to each other. if we knew a little more we would be in a better position to say they were forced to take this extraordinary action or they overreached. i think it is very hard to draw any conclusions right now. >> bret: interesting little side note the "wall street journal" added to what "newsweek" kind of reported saying fbi quests for trump documents started with breezy chats, tour of a crowded closet and in the following weeks, however, someone familiar with the stored papers told investigators there may still be more documents private club national archives retrieved 15 boxes earlier in the year. martha mccallum asked lara trump about that. >> did they have any feeling about who this informant person might be? >> no, i mean, i think that's
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news to a lot of people. and i don't even know that that's the case, to tell you the truth. i think that's maybe a bit of hearsay. i think the fbi maybe kind of alluded to that. but, to our knowledge, no, there is no one of concern. there is no one that we would even consider could -- would have anything to say because, quite frankly we don't even know what they would say. >> bret: there is other reporting that the secret service might have been compelled to say something. thoughts, guy, where we are? >> well, i mean, is this just about documents and presidential records and classified materials which is a serious matter. presidents can declassify things as you pointed out. that's an important point. also hillary clinton, i think, in a clear cut way, violated the law on classified materials and was famously not prosecuted for that. so, if this ultimately comes down to documents, one way or another i think you are going to see a lot of people saying that is overreach what they did here. it does not rise to that level. if, however, they have their eyes on some much bigger prize
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and this is a tiny piece of that. that would be a different story. again as i said and susan echoed we just don't know, which is part of the frustration here of trying to go on national television and sound smart about it. >> bret: try for hours. you say some stupid things all right. kimberley i want to put up some fox news polls. conditional of the economy. only fair to poor, good, excellent, 81% only fair to poor. see any signs the economy has started to turn the corner and worst is over? yes, 25%. no, 71%. feel good about how things are going in the united states? dissatisfied now 75%, satisfied 24%. every poll you look at is a negative. and the administration is telling a story that gas prices are down and they have gone down recently. but people are still feeling it at home. >> yeah, and i think there is a real risk to doing that the president kind of took a little
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victory lap almost this week saying zero inflation, zero inflation. if you really dig into those numbers, brett, what you saw is that the number was restrained a little bit because those gas prices came down. but, underlying inflation and so many key categories, including stuff that really hit pocketbooks like food, for instance, is still marching right along. and i think the administration risks in doing that little victory lap of being accused of being completely disconnected from reality which becomes yet another political liability as they get closer to the election and people are not feeling happier. >> bret: all right. we will follow it all. panel, thank you very much. ♪ ♪ >> bret: finally tonight, a special report salute dash cam body cam footage captured an oregon state trooper snapping a retriever attempted to allude on foot or paws. the cat-like reflexes allowed the officer to immediately take the pup into custody and return
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him to his owner all good work. tomorrow on "special report" the latest on search warrant, the legal back and forth. details on the raid. also talk to colorado republican senate nominee john o'day. thanks for inviting us into your home tonight. been a busy news day. thanks for this "special report," fair, balanced and still unafraid. "jesse watters primetime" is right now. jesse, just down the hall. >> jesse: i will see you after the show, bret. >> bret: all right. ♪ fox news alert. after 72 hours of silence, attorney general merrick garland came out of hiding and confessed that he okayed the raid. >> there are, however, certain points i want you to know, first, i personally approved the decision to seek a search warrant in this matter. >> jesse: gathered may have pulled the trigger but it he got the go ahead from joe. how far do we know? biden told aides he wanted trump prude. quote: mr. biden confided to his inner circle that he