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payback. what is next with cdc changes. breaking tonight we have to wait a little longer, at least, to get a look at the materials used by the justice department to obtain the search warrant for last week's search and raid of the florida compound of former president trump. the judge declined to order the unsealing today instead scheduling a hearing for thursday. the president is calling for the release of the affidavit that was part of those materials in what he calls the interest of transparency. the fbi opposes the move. correspondent mark meredith has our report tonight. good evening, mark. >> bret, good evening to you. thursday's hearing is going to be fascinating pitting former president trump directly against the government he once led. trump and the media are urging federal judge to unseal the affidavit related to last week's search. the justice department trying to block the release and as for president biden, he is just trying to avoid talking about the case. >> palestinians after landing in maryland, reporters pushed for
president biden to weigh in on last week's unprecedented search of former president trump's florida home. >> any concern about national security after the classified documents were found at marc. mar-a-lago. >> background noise made it too hard to hear his response. his predecessor is speaking up. monday night on truth social called for the unredacted release of the criminal affidavit which sparked the fbi search of mar-a-lago. a judge will consider releasing the document on thursday which could offer traumatic details about the grand jury investigation. trump supporters say the release is already long overdue. >> what we want to any is what did they tell the court to get that warrant? only way we will know that is through that affidavit. >> the justice department says releasing the affidavit will significantly damage ongoing criminal probe. government documents many label classified or top secret ended up at mar-a-lago. tonight there are reports former white house counsel pat
cipollone and his former deputy patrick philbin have met with the fbi to discuss the case. trump claimed he declassified the documents before leaving office. his former national security adviser says that's news to him. i never heard of it. never saw it in operation. never knew anything about it the president never said anything to me during 17 months there. i just think it's a complete fiction. >> trump supporters say until the affidavit is released, they will argue the justice department is only targeting trump for political purposes. >> we are flying blind in the dark and the american people are going through to much pain and too much heartache on this endless effort to destroy donald trump. >> the justice department admits it briefly removed three of trump's passports two were expired searched mar-a-lago a week ago. trump's lawyer say those passports have since been returned. while trump is closely watching the proceedings probably on tv he has no plans to in florida for thursday's hearing. during the hearing the judge may also release some additional information tied to the search
warrant. going on a plane 4:00 in the morning be there. >> bret: we will follow all elements, thank you. president biden has signed his inflation reduction act into law. the president calling it today historic legs. call it disaster for every day americans. correspondent aishah hasnie at the white house tonight. >> i'm going to take action i have looked forward to doing for 18 months. the president today finally signed into law his long awaited tax and spend plan. buff the slimmed down version of his build back better agenda dubbed the inflation reduction act by democrats isn't going to reduce inflation much, if at all. according to the non-spartan a partisan congressional budget office and the penn wharton budget model, the impact on inflation is statistically indistinguishable from zero. republicans go even further saying spending will only make inflation worse. >> we know more government spending leads to more inflation.
>> moments after the president signed the bill the white house admitted the package does nothing to combat sky high food prices affecting millions of americans. >> what we're trying to do on food is separate and apart from the inflation and reduction act. >> what they say it does do is lower healthcare costs like capping insulin at $35 for medicare recipients it offers tax credits to americans who first have to pay to install energy reducing measures like solar panels and electric vehicle charging stations. and it reduces a deficit by taxing billion dollars corporations by 15% and expanding irs tax enforcement by adding 87,000 new staffers. >> this is the most meaningful step that congress and the president can take to try to reduce price pressures in the economy. >> the president plans to take this new law on the road amid dismal job approval numbers but critics say it's a tough sell. >> this is not going to go away. they are not going to be saved by signing the so-called
inflation reduction act and then going on a nationwide tour to hype it. >> so, bret, the white house is now planning a big celebration event happening after the labor day holiday. after that they will accepted out cabinet members across the country on a 23 state tour. the president will also join in on a couple of those south. for now though he heads back on vacation to wilmington this time though. not accompanied by first lady he jill biden she, of course has come down with covid. >> bret: aishah hasnie on the north lawn. stocks were mixed today the dow gained 240. the 17500 finished ahead 8. the nasdaq lost 25 and a half. ♪ >> bret: taking a look at the "special report" midterm watch republican incumbents facing some stiff primaries here. august 16th. >> two primaries, alaska and wyoming, next week the two big ones are new york and florida.
take a look at the map. we are not going to have a result from alaska really until 1:00 a.m. eastern time. as we take a look at alaska. the big race there is incumbent senator lisa murkowski. she is facing a trump backed challenger shabachca. judge gel primary in the way stacked voting. murkowski is one of the senators, however that voted to convict house side look at all the republican members voted to impeach trump. you have all these republicans retiring. you had these who lost in the primary. only two have won and then you have lid cheney she faces a trump-backed opponent. harriett hagueman and this will be something. she is trying to hang on to her
congressional seat in wyoming. rich edson is in jackson wyoming tonight. a primary where former president trump is trying to unseat one of his highest profile critics so, are senior republicans. >> her whole focus has been against one individual. many of cheney's republican colleagues argue she is too focused on leading the january 6th committee. and criticizing the former president. cheney supporters are trying to convince registered democrats and independents to switch parties and vote for her in this primary. voter registration numbers suggest that's happening. in january there were more than 45,000 registered democrats and 196,000 republicans. this month, 9400 fewer democrats. 19,000 more republicans. that, according to wyoming secretary of state. >> the impact that i think it will have will be minimal. we are in wyoming. we are not in some purple state.
>> trump is backing attorney harriet hagueman writing in the casterman star tribune hagueman you don't have to be cynical to suspect that she is using wyoming's house seat to propel her into position to run for president herself in 2024. cheney has raised more than $15 million. breaking multiple fundraising records. 96% of that money from out-of-state. she has only spent about half that feeding into speculation she may use that money to run for president. she has refused to rule that out. >> are you expecting to lose? are you going to run for president? >> look, my focus, bret, is absolutely on doing what is right. >> cheney tweeted that the challenges we face as a nation require serious leaders who will abide by their oath and uphold the constitution no matter what. cheney will speak here in the jackson area tonight. but cheney allies says she is expected to say that this is only the first battle that a much longer war.
bret? >> bret: rich edson in jackson. rich, thanks. another race we are watching out in alaska, sarah palin running for congress in a special election. she is facing two other republicans there to finish the term of congressman don young. he died in march after serving 49 years. up next, people who lost their jobs over their refusal to be vaccinated are now fighting back and some are getting some big bucks. we'll wring you that story. first, here is what some of our fox affiliates around the country are covering tonight. fox 9 in minneapolis as the state nurse's association votes to authorize a strike. it would involve is a thousand nurses at 15 hospitals in the twin cities and duluth would be one of the largest nurse's strikes in the country's history. fox 31 in denver as federal officials say arizona and nevada will get less water from the colorado river because of extreme drought. officials predict levels at lake immediate will plummet even further than they have. the colorado river provides
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♪ >> bret: sources tell fox news former trump organization chief financial officer allen weisselberg is considering entering a plea deal as part of the manhattan's district attorney investigation into the former president's business dealings. weisselberg has been charged with evading taxes by receiving perks that were not counted as income. he pleaded not guilty to grand larceny last year. the crime is punishable by up to 15 years in prison. prosecutors say former trump administration official peter navarro told fbi agents attempting to interview and serve him a subpoena at his home to get the explicative out of here. fill in the blank. the information comes in court documents revealed by the prosecutors. they say the incident happened a few days before navarro's arrest at reagan international airport. avoid what they called a media
circus. navarro and his legal team have railed against his treatment which included a strip search and placement in leg irons. the government responds such treatment is standard procedure. navarro's trial is scheduled to begin november 17th. a navy nuclear engineer and his wife are withdrawing their guilty pleas in a case involving an alleged plot to sell secrets about american nuclear powered warships. the move came after a federal judge rejected plea agreements calling for specific sentencing guidelines. jonathan and diana toby pleaded guilty in february to one count each of conspiracy to communicate restricted data. the judge said the sentencing options were strikingly deficient, considering the seriousness of the charges. workers who lost their jobs or were threatened with dismissal over refusal to receive the coronavirus vaccine are going after the people who came after them. this comes as the cdc relaxes its guidelines on taking the
shot. fox business correspondent lydia hooh has details tonight from new york. good evening, lydia. >> good evening there, bret. it's being called the first class action settlement of a case that challenges covid vaccine mandates the u.s. district court for the northern district of illinois has granted a preliminary approval for a $10 million settlement in a case filed by healthcare workers challenging vaccine mandates imposed by north shore university health system. a hearing on the settlement is scheduled for december. in addition to getting their jobs back, this settlement compensates about 500 employees between 3,000 and $25,000. it also sends a message to employers if they made a mistake tide is changing for employees that face these jab or job policies. they have been abused and terminated. >> as much as 60% of the population is fully vaccinated and case rates remain well below
the winter time spike. the centers for disease control has revised covid guidelines eliminate distinctions between vaccinated and unvaccinated people. the new guidance is giving other aggrieved workers hope that they, too, could return to work. one new york city teacher who was fired this year because he declined vaccination continues to pursue a lawsuit against the city. >> it begs the question what is really going on here. is this about public health as has always been claimed or is something else happening? there is no reason to keep us out of the classroom anymore. and the cdc confirms that. >> some estimates show at least 900 cases have been filed across the country challenging vaccine mandates. about 600 of them challenging workplace mandates. bret. >> bret: lydia, thank you. millions of americans will be able to buy hearing aids without a prescription later this fall. the food and drug administration finalized a long awaited rule today. it says the new regulation cuts red tape by creating a new class
of hearing aids that do not require a medical exam, a prescription or other specialty evaluations. the devices will be sold online or over the counter at pharmacies and other retail stores. up next, should white teachers be discriminated against in education? one big city district is planning to do just that according to the teacher's union there. we will take you there. first, beyond our borders tonight. firefighters continue to battle a blaze spain which has burned nearly 25,000 acres and forced the evacuation of nearly 1,000 people. the european forest fire information says 615,000 acres have burned in wildfires so far this year in spain. the european commission says the continent may be facing its worst drought in 500 years. it reports current data suggests this drought is worse than that of 2018, which, in turn, was the worst since 1540. and a group of german air force fighter jets lands in singapore
as part of a marathon bid to fly them some 8,000 miles from their home base to southeast asia in just 24 hours. the exercise comes at the time of heightened tension between taiwan and the west over taiwan -- china and the west over taiwan and demonstrates the ability for a european nation to move air power quickly to that region. just some of the other stories beyond our borders tonight. we'll be right back. ♪ flush ack. >> tech: cracked windshield? ack. trust safelite. we'll replace your glass and recalibrate your vehicle's camera, so automatic emergency braking and lane departure warning work properly.
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regardless of seniority. correspondent garrett tenney reports tonight from our midwest bureau. good evening, garrett. >> bret, good evening to you. that he isst that's one of the so-called anti-racist provisions minneapolis public schools and the teachers union. under this new contract which is still being finalized if the district is forced to lay off teachers, race will take precedent over experience and seniority when decide hog gets let go. in a section titled protections for educators of color. the contract says if excessing which means laying off relocating a tea party upon labor relation under represented among licensed teachers in the site. the district shall excess the least senior deeper who is not a member of the under represented population. that same policy would apply to the order in which teachers are reinstated to job openings. mps says these changes are, quote, to remedy the continuing effect of past discrimination by the district to improve the
retention of teachers of color and ultimately have a workforce that reflects the demographics of the schools. currently 60% of mps are nonwhite compared to just 33% of staff. some critics argue the policy is unconstitutional and has almost no chance of surviving if it's challenged in court. >> smows has repeatedly said that an attempt to remedy past discrimination that no longer exists discriminating in the present is a violation of the protection clause of the 1st amendment. and that's the case here. the teachers union not backing down though. in fact, some of its policy serve as a model for schools nationwide. bret? >> bret: we will follow that one. garrett, thank you.
is. >> bret: tent we continue our look at afghanistan. one year after the u.s. withdrawal by speaking with a former u.s. embassy employee still in hiding. there are tens of thousands of afghans who face taliban persecution for their assistance to americans. this evening we also go on patrol with the taliban, which insists security in afghanistan is getting better. correspondent trey yingst reports from kabul this evening. [siren] >> weapons in hand and flags waving, taliban security forces drive through the streets of kabul. a year ago, they had just arrived in the city. today, they hold absolute power. >> we are on patrol with the taliban. there's no question who is in charge here. the group says the security situation in afghanistan has improved over the past year. but american allies still here feel anything but safe. >> thousands of afghans who worked with the american government or military over the
past 20 years are still trying to leave the country with their families. 160,000 of them are eligible for a special immigrant visa. since pres000 have been approved due to a long vetting process and years worth of backlogs. some of those individuals left behind have gone into hiding, terrified about being discovered by the taliban. >> they suffered huge trauma, you know, trying contact supervisors, evacuation agencies, state department head and the most affected ones are my elder children and my wife. >> we're withholding this former u.s. embassy employee's identity as he waits for the state department to approve his special immigrant visa. he says he feels left behind after working with the americans for years. >> i spent my whole embassy. i came 6:00 in the morning. left 8:00 or 9 in the evening. totally detached here in the
central city. >> speaks person for the national security council told fox news the biden administration has made substantial efforts to improve the official is i of the siv application process. affidavitting in a statement, quote. our commitment to our afghan allies is enduring and we will continue to help them and their families leave afghanistan. >> at the beginning of 2020 only 8 people were overseeing the special immigrant visa program that number has now risen to 50. >> bret: quick question, in kabul there is a lot of question here on the national security side in the wake of the zawahiri killing safe haven and may use them to attack the u.s. and western targets. what are they saying about that on the ground? >> yeah, bret. right now there is a big concern from the americans that with the taliban in control, afghanistan could once again be used as terror hot bed to launch attacks around the world. we posed this question to the
taliban today. a senior police commander saying the group with al-qaeda and isis no longer exists and when we pressed him further, he did admit there are splinter sales but claims that his organization, the taliban has cleared out the majority of these fighters from different organizations. but, as you noted. ayman al-zawahiri leader of al-qaeda killed in a drone strike indication there could be other extremist organizations operating in afghanistan. bret? >> bret: trey yingst, live in kabul. stay safe. trey, thank you. the u.s. air force has carried out an intercontinental ballistic missile test postponed earlier this month amid tensions with china over house speaker nancy pelosi's visit to taiwan. the air force says the test was to demonstrate the readiness of u.s. nuclear forces. the unarmed minute man three missile traveled 4200 miles. u.s. central command says two rockets were fired at the joint u.s. coalition base in eastern syria last night. says no one in the green village
was injured. no damage was done. the u.s. military official cannot attribute the attack to a specific group yet. roughly 900 u.s. troops remain in syria, including a number of green berets. ♪ are mixed crimea today. it's the second suspected ukrainian attack on the peninsula on the peninsula in a week. russia is calling it an act of sabotage as ukrainians launch more counter attacks against the russians. the country's leader is warning of another threat. this one nuclear. correspondent alex hogan is in kyiv tonight. a massive explosion ripping through a russian military depot in crimea. the blast damaging rail lines, apartments and prompting the evacuation of more than 3,000 people from the russian-held peninsula. it comes after another explosion there last week destroyed nine
russian planes. ukrainian officials stopped short of claiming responsibility for either explosion but have taken out russian ammunition hubs and supply roots in the last week. russian president vladimir putin is accusing the u.s. and britain of helping ukraine plan the attack. >> the nato block is moving east, building up its military infrastructure, deploying missile defense systems and increasing the strike capabilities of offensive forces. >> tension between moscow and kyiv only building outside of the zappa region nuclear power plant. europe's largest. ukrainian president volodymyr zelenskyy warns continued shelling could have catastrophic consequences. >> any incorporation at the nor evacuations and rescues underway in the hard hit donbas region today after renewed russian
strikes. in the north, the ukrainian air command center says missiles launched from belarus hit the region 80 miles west of kyiv. officials are warning residents across the country not to let down their guard. >> there has always been a certain threat from the territory of belarus. we must definitely be prepared for possible missile strikes. in just one week, ukraine will celebrate its independence day from russia as concern grows of a possible strategic attack from russia on ukraine's national holiday. bret? >> bret: alex hogan live in kyiv. alex, thank you. up next, the panel on the latest moves to unseal the materials used to obtain the search warrant for former president trump's florida compound. >> the legal presumption supports transparency. the burden is on the prosecution to go back to the court and repeatedly ask the court to keep this under seal. ♪
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questions than we -- than we have answers. and it seems that they are multiplying. >> there was justification. the public should know that. if this was an overreach, the public should know that. >> i think we owe it to all of those rank and file fbi agents around the country to thoroughly investigate what has happened to both the fbi and the department of justice in recent years. >> bret: we'll continue to learn more but the affidavit tied to the search warrant of mar-a-lago has not been released. the judge thursday, the magistrate down in florida going to have a hearing on. that was meantime the "wall street journal" reports merrick garland weighed search of mar-a-lago for weeks. the department monday asked a judge not to make public the affidavit on which the search warrant was based as some news media outlets had sought writing in a court filing that the document contains critically important investigative facts about witnesses and tactics. meantime, the "new york times" about the declassification perhaps, fbi interviewed top white house lawyers about missing trump documents.
pat cipollone and mr. philbin are the most senior people who worked for mr. trump who are known to have been interviewed by investigators after the national archives referred the matter to the justice department this year. those are two top attorneys, including the white house counsel. let's bring in our panel ben domenech editor-at-large spectator of the ben domenech podcast on fox news radio. katie pavlich. and harold ford jr. former tennessee congressman and co-host of "the five." okay, ben, what do you make of all of this. we are obviously waiting for this magistrate down in florida about the affidavit. really that's the next shoe that drops. >> it is the next shoe to drop but i think unfortunately we are now through the looking glass in so many different ways when it comes to our consideration of this issue. unfortunately, i think that no one can have any confidence that we are going to be receiving a true picture from the fbi from the department of justice about the nature of the way that all this played out.
unfortunately, i wish that we could have confidence in these institutions. it's something that i think is deeply important for the american people. but, after all the years of the experiences that we have had under president trump, seeing the way that the fbi and the department of justice acted towards him, i don't think that anybody can have confidence that they are going to receive the kind of honest information that we deserve as citizens in order to know that something like this, you know, unprecedented really experience in terms of looking at a former president of the united states was undertaken in a way that is responsible that is respectful, and this does not have the kind of partisan implications that i think we all have to be concerned about at this moment. >> bret: harold, jonathan turley, george washington professor, obviously fox news contributor. his biggest take away and biggest problem is the timeline here. the subpoena, how it all develops and the fact that the magistrate and the search
warrant happens august 5th. take a listen. >> the "wall street journal's" reporting that weeks went by before attorney general garland signed off on this application. yet, they are also saying they were worried about sensitive nuclear weapons information that could get into hands of foreign adversaries. well, which is it? i mean, was time of the essence? or was it not? >> bret: harold? thoughts? >> first, thanks for having me. professor turley is right in what he is saying there professor turley also said a few days ago that he was under the impression that merrick garland did not sign off on this affidavit and the attorney general actually did. which makes me believe we should all waited. i think democrats, republicans, supporters and detractors of president trump should all understand one thing is he innocent until proven otherwise. in fact, he has not been charged with anything. i think president trump, the former president has to understand that he should express his innocence and he should encourage his supporters to respect the process of the
rule of law. and that his lawyers should vigorously defend him and provide every exculpatory piece of evidence they possibly can i think what i find disturbing and i listen to ben. i think ben is largely right. but the problem is the justice department knows a lot more than we know and, ben, you are right. if they prove not to have what this search suggests that they may have, and, brother, i will come on this show and every other show and say you are right and many others are right. we have to show some restraint as we go through this process and allow the law and those fbi agents and prosecutors, give them the opportunity to lay out their case. what i will agree with is they now have to be on an accelerated pace to get it done. if not, the country is not going to give them the benefit of the doubt. >> bret: that's right. i said at 4:00 with neil at some point the doj is going to have to fish or cut bait here and make a decision whether they are going to charge him and move forward or not.
>> the problem is that president donald trump has been trying to defend his innocence and has been painted as guilty by the fbi, the department of justice and democrats on capitol hill for six years. so to say that we need to now wait when we have a pattern of behavior from the fbi when it comes to donald trump drying to prevent him from becoming president, running through a special counsel investigation for years that came up with nothing that democrats were accusing him of. and now we are expected to wait while the doj sits on this affidavit and conveniently for them, they have the affidavit. so they can leak cherry picked portions of that information, if they will not release to the public into the press to try and create this narrative that they're on the right side of this. but you will remember that this was also the argument made when it came to issuing a fisa zoo warrant against carter page. the argument was made unfair shouldn't have been issued. lo and behold and get a federal judge came out and said the warrant should have never been issued. this idea that we have to wait even though we have this pattern
of behavior, the fbi has completely destroyed trust here and they have lost the benefit of the doubt not just with republicans but with a number of the american people. >> bret: we did learn some things in that doj filing, which they are trying to prevent the unsealing of the affidavit. in which they say disclosure at this juncture of the affidavit supporting probable cause would, by contrast, cause significant irreparable damage to this ongoing criminal investigation. as the court is aware from its review of the affidavit, it contains, among other critically important and detailed investigative facts highly sensitive information about witnesses, including witnesses interviewed by the government. we usually don't get that level of detail from in the middle of an investigation. >> you could not. >> bret: that tells you that there are witnesses that have testified obviously before a grand jury to something that they are working on. maybe something beyond just the documents. >> look, i think we can't really speculate here with any real confidence. because we have had -- we have gone through this experience
before with this fbi. it's very familiar. it feels like you are building on all of these different -- well, the fbi wouldn't do this unless they had something that was real. that was tangible. that was, you know, threatening, you know, prance whether this is someone who is going to be able to run for president again. i think, unfortunately, we now no longer can give the fbi or the doj the benefit of the doubt. i would like to be able to do so. i would like to be able to have confidence. >> bret: i get what you guys are saying. let's look at the other side. let's say they come with something, the goods, that -- i know, let's just say for the sake of argument, at that point what do you say? you look at the, what? >> at that point i think we are in a new territory when it comes to legal ram if iifications and whether someone is going to be able to run for presidency again perhaps the most popular and influential politician in america may be confronting the entire justice system in order to be able to get back to that job in the oval office.
>> bret: last word, harold. >> all i would ask and i don't disagree with anything that ben has said there, is that the president, i have been falsely accused of something. i would never encourage of anyone to engage in violent acts on behalf my defense. the president and democrats we should all calm down and anyone looking to impose their political views or suggest their political views by violence, it's just wrong. appeared we should all be willing to say that. >> bret: okay. there you go. stand by, panel, if you would. up next, tonight's mid temple primaries and the covid vaccination and masking and everything else backlash. ♪
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politico writes it this way liz cheney's day of reckoning. non-republicans voting across party lines. for months cheney allies have been courting democrats and independents to help push her over the finish line in a state where over 117,000 voted in the g.o.p. primary she is likely to need tens of thousands of crossover votes to have any chance at victory. back with the panel. katie, this is uphill battle but start of different kind of battle for liz cheney. >> she may lose the battle today but in her mind she may win the war. she has tons of money sacked away from outside sources. she voted in jackson today whereas her opponent vote -- is from cheyenne and took her last stand casper newspaper tells you where liz cheney's priorities are representing this state. >> bret: harold, if she lose as republican primary in wyoming, is there a kinsey for a presidential race in 2024?
>> she voted with president trump when he was in office 92% of the time. i don't know what the 8% was that they disagreed. they seemed to disagree rules around the forum and the rules around the public space and where these arguments happen. i was intrigued by the four voters you showed there i don't know if they were all republican registered voters or those two who signaled support were democrats or independents. maybe tonight is a lot closer than we think. maybe she loses big. she may even squeak one out. but i do know she and i do not agree on many policies that animate the body politic in america but where we do agree is that there ought to be standard rules about decorum. >> bret: that was cross section of the man on the street that our reporter got, ben, you know, we don't talk about polls on the day the polls are open. but, it would be uphill. >> she is going to lose by a lot. and i don't say that with any particular glee. look, i worked for the bush
white house. i worked clostlesly with dick cheney. i have enormous respect with him. i disagree with many aspects on policy and disagree with liz on many aspects of policy. i don't understand why she took the approach that she did to this current moment. it's an approach that led her outside of politics. and i don't particularly like that approach. i like people to be in politics to be engaged in politics to remain within this context and unfortunately, i think she is about to head towards the exits. i would have liked to see her stay in the congress i think those kinds of voices are important. and it's very valuable to have people who are at odds with the current dominating factor within various partisan engagements present in the ring and engaged in that. >> bret: quickly, i want to touch on the centers for disease control changing these guidelines and it's happening very quickly. "new york times" cdc continues to lead from behind in an ideal view of how expertise forms
society. cdc guidelines track the evolving nature of the pandemic closely. provide a road back in reality centers for disease control consistently behind evolving science, knowledge, scientific knowledge behind the curve of covid's evolution behind how most americans have already adapted. katie, i mean, this seems like it has just gone so far from where we were two years ago. >> yeah. now we are seeing the lawsuits from workers who were fired as a result of refusing to get vaccinated. you know, the vaccinated and the unvaccinated now are treated the same. they are saying the cdc guidance is that they should take the same protocols. that has always been true scientifically. buff the unvaccinated as they used to say who were the ones who were persecuted and deliberately run out of society essentially for refusing to do that now you are seeing these lawsuits based on the science and people are winning them as a result. >> bret: ben, quickly? >> i just think we have to look back in a 2020 hindsight and find so many of the decisions that we made as a country and
particularly in the policy sense were totally wrong. >> bret: all right, panel. thanks. harold, thank you. ♪ ♪ >> bret: it's tuesday, that means it's tuesday's tweet time. why so little interest in ending covid mandate emergency. it was crickets chirping out there today. we covered it and we will continue. to say next, we have fred who asked: why is there seemingly so little accountability for federal government misconduct or malfeasance? does no one have the stomach to ask the right questions? if i had one thing that people get so p.o.ed about about washington is when you find out something is wrong nothing ever get solved on these things. we are going to keep on asking those questions. and from m.j. back-to-school days are here. what's your favorite memory of grade school and favorite lunch? >> bret: this one threw me when the staff gave me this one.
favorite memory of grade school was getting ready for grade school. going to buy the paper and the books and binders and the pencils. i was kind of a nerd and favorite lunch was a cheese pizzato that they made at my school. i look at pizza and now i gain weight. tomorrow on "special report" how china may be the big winner for. "jesse watters primetime" with schwabb duffy starts right now. he eats pizza whenever he wants to. >> sean: i love pizza, bret. thank you. i appreciate it welcome to "jesse watters primetime" i am sean duffy. let's start with a fox news alert. joe biden is making his way out of d.c. right now. the president spent a few hours in washington today after a week on an exclusive south carolina island. biden stopped by the white house to sign a tax and spending bill and is now on his way to another vacation in delaware. it's odd behavior for a president, especially one who just spent two weeks in quarantine. how much rest