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>> i'm chris wallace. now that former fbi director james comey has told his story, where the investigations in the trump agenda go from here? >> i don't think it's for me to say whether the conversation i had with the president was an effort to obstruct. >> president trump: no collusion, no obstruction, he's a leaker, but we want to get back to running our great country. >> we will discuss comey's damaging testimony with republican party chair ronna mcdaniel and ask of the trump white house and g.o.p. can read on. it's a "fox news sunday" exclusive. then, questions still linger about possible links to russia and whether the president tried to obstruct the investigation. >> would you be willing to speak
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under oath to give your version? >> president trump: 100%. >> chris: we will discuss the singular, continuing problems with democrat jack reed, who serves on the senate intelligence committee and says he expects president trump to face a deposition. plus, british prime minister teresa may tries to hold onto power after losing her majority in parliament. >> a government that can provide certainty and need forward. >> chris: we will ask our sunday panel what it means for the future of europe and relations between the u.s. and our closest allies. and our power player of the week, some words of wisdom for the class of 2017. >> when you don't know what to do, you do nothing. >> chris: all right now on "fox news sunday."
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and hello again from fox news in washington. resident trump is claiming victory after former fbi director james comey's testimony this week saying there is no evidence of collusion with the russians or obstruction of justice. the president recognizes the investigation isn't over, saying he would 100% testify under oath before the special counsel. where did the investigations and trump agenda go from here? joining me now, the chair of the republican party ronna mcdaniel. ms. mcdaniel, the president has been tweeting today, i want to put up one of those tweets, here it is. i believe the james comey leaks will be far more prevalent than anyone ever thought possible, totally illegal, very cowardly. what do you think, the fact that comey admits he leaked at least one memo to the press, what do you think that indicates about the former fbi director? >> i think it shows how questionable his character is that he would take conversations
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that he had with the president of the united states, which should be protected under executive privilege, and to give them to a friend to make to "the new york times." i think it proves that the president made the right choice and firing director comey and it raises a great question, some of the decision-making he made as fbi director and sense. >> chris: the president on friday after his testimony so that he viewed that testimony as "total vindication," but in his testimony mr. comey said that the president repeatedly -- he repeatedly said that he lies, he said the president in a private dinner sought a pledge of loyalty, that in an oval office meeting he basically asked comey to let the flame investigation go, total vindication? >> ronna: we have to keep in mind that this is one person's record of what happened. the only two people who know what happened in those meetings are the president and james comey. james comey put forward his memo of his recollection, but that's
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his version of his the event. the things he said with regard to the president, that he's not under investigation, he's never been under investigation, that there has been no obstruction, has been no effort to impede the investigation, those are things with her for many witnesses and many other individuals, so that corroborated exactly what the president has been saying all along. i think james comey's testimony, his version of events, and it's important that we look at it that way. >> chris: you created an opposition team, and operation inside the rnc this week to defend the president against james comey, you had 60 staffers who sent out thousands of tweets with the hashtag #big-leaguetruth . why is it appropriate to have a trump for room inside the rnc? >> ronna: the rnc will always defend the president, but it's so lopsided out there, so much
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distortion, it's important that we are pushing back on some of the stories that are just fake. to watch james comey: front of the senate, we wanted to make sure that it's reported correctly. what we learn from them, we learned that as fbi director, attorney general said to him we don't like that the way you're referring to the hillary clinton investigation. we learned that he leaked memos that he put together with conversations he had from the president the president of the united states protected under executive privilege and he leaked them to the press. all of those things should be called into question and it's up to the rnc to push back. we will support the president of the united states. >> chris: to have any concerns as chair of the rnc, to have any concerns about tying the party too closely to this president, given all of his political and potentially legal problems? >> ronna: absolutely not. we support the president 100%. we are the political arm of the white house and that's the role
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the rnc has traditionally played. i will tell you, i feel like the coverage has been imbalanced, the truth is not getting out there and so we will push harder, because we want to make sure that the american people are hearing a different narrative in the right version of what's happening. >> chris: if you say you will push harder, there are a couple of investigations, several investigations going on, you have the senate intelligence committee, the house intelligence committee, you say that you have confidence in a special counsel, robert muller, but former speaker newt gingrich we did this. "republicans need to focus on closing down independent counsel, because it clearly isn't independent most quote. do support that, closing down the special counsel? >> ronna: are not going to get into what the special counsel should or shouldn't do or if it should go on, what i will say is the trump administration is complying 100%. they want this done. they want to move on. the democrats have a playbook,
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we know it, resist, obstruct, we see them do it at every level, resisting the president on things like helping the people in obamacare. the supreme court nominate the new was highly qualified in the old course search and now it's throat out on the administration. open as many investigations as possible, while the administration as much as possible because they are trying to run out the clock to 2018. that is their playbook, we know it. here's what we found from jim comey, the has never been under investigation, there has been no obstruction. >> chris: comey didn't say that, he said that's up to the special counsel. >> ronna: in his testimony he said he'd never been asked to stop the investigation by the president. he said were you directly asked to stop the investigation, he said no. to me, that's no obstruction. we learned a lot from james comey that these investigations are going to keep going forward
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if the democrats have their way. the american people wanted to stop, the trump administration is working 100% cooperating with all of these investigations, but it needs to end. this is a fiscal domestic fishing expedition to try and run out the clock to 2018. >> chris: are you calling for an end to the senate and house intelligence committee investigations? >> ronna: i'm calling to an end to the investigations about the president's campaign colluded with the russians. there's been no evidence of it, i don't think that should continue. of course we need to figure out what russia did with regards to the election, the president has said that, but not yet do you have a single senator saying that there is definitive evidence that there's been any collusion between the trump campaign and the russians. that needs to stop. >> chris: when it comes to the special counsel, to believe that that investigation, specifically on the issue of possible collusion between the trump campaign and the russians, do you think that should stop? >> ronna: that's going to run
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its course, we will see what happens. i think it should end quickly. i want them to get to a final conclusion soon because this needs to end, nobody has come forward with any evidence that there's been collusion between the trump campaign and the russians and it keeps persisting. it's time to put an end to this, let the special investigation take its course and end, but let's not keep finding ways to open new investigations. >> chris: let me ask you one question more about the special counsel, the president seemed to make a pledge, a promise, in the news conference on friday, should he keep his promise and testify under oath before the special counsel? >> ronna: that will be up to the president and his legal counsel to determine that. what it does signal is at the president will cooperate 100%. he wants this done. is focused on the american people and helping make better health care and tax reform and national security. once this over with, this is a distraction. >> chris: i will get to the
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agenda and a second, one more question in this regard. some republicans are defending the president's actions as comey laid them out, as others have laid them out, by saying that he basically doesn't know any better. take a look. >> no one has either informed him or he's been unwilling to be informed about why that would be inappropriate. >> his new government and therefore i think that he, he's learning as he goes. >> chris: chairwoman mcdaniel, do you buy that defense that if the president did something, anything inappropriate, it's because he's basically an amateur? >> ronna: i will go back to this was just james comey's version of events. we don't know what happened in these conversations, that's his interpretation. i take the president and his word, but that's just one person's version of events. the president knows what he's doing. let's go back to what james comey even said. say has version is true, and he said the president said i hope
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you let this go, he said i'm a mama's kid, but the difference between saying i hope you do your homework and go to your homework. donald trump is somebody who speaks definitively. when he talks to you, you know what he means. again, this is all james comey's version of events and we've got to look at it that way. >> chris: as you said, the president wants to end all of this, to get on with his agenda, to help the american people, here was the reaction this week from house democratic leader nancy pelosi. >> how dare the republicans and the president say this investigation into the integrity of our elections and government is an impediment to getting our agenda through. what agenda? show us what you have, show us the agenda, where are the bills? >> chris: doesn't she have a point? was no tax reform bill that the white house has submitted,
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there's no infrastructure build the white house has submitted and obamacare repeal and replace is tied up in the senate. >> ronna: president trump has passed 37 laws in his first five and a half months as president, more than any of the past four administrations. he's hit the ground running. >> chris: where talk about big legislative agendas. i'm sure there are a bunch of laws, but his main legislative agenda, health care reform, tax reform, infrastructure, the only one that has even passed one house is health care reform. you've got a majority, a republican majority in the house and senate, you could pass them without any democratic support? why haven't you? >> ronna: let's go back, 37 laws, deregulation, he's restored our standing as a global leader across the world. let's go back, health care, tax form, infrastructure. these are huge issues, they
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don't just happen overnight. we are five and a half months in, the house has already passed the repeal and replace of obamacare. we will continue to work at that. it doesn't quickly happen. the republicans are doing it the right way, where coming back to the district, talking to constituents, having a diverse discussion, making sure that when we do it we do it right. we recognize the failures of obamacare, passing 30,000 pages of legislation quickly without anybody looking at it. look at what it's done across this country, it is failing. you have insurers pulling out of marketplace, people whose premiums have doubled. if we will fix it we have to do it right and not russia through. five and a half months is pretty early to have all of those things done. the president's laser focus on helping the american people. >> chris: final question, less than a minute left, quinnipiac came out with a new poll, let's look at that. mr. trump's approval now stands
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at 34%, disapproval at 57%, that's the lowest we can find for any president this early in his first term. the president at this point a drag on republicans and your agenda? >> ronna: absolutely not. you look at the montana special election with john forte, he wrapped himself around the president, he had donald trump, jr., and he won by 7 in a state with a democrat governor and a democrat senator. the president resonates with the base. he spaced more obstruction, more resistance and more negative media than any president in our history, but he's going to keep laser focused on policies that help the american people and you will see all those numbers rebounded as they start to feel that in their everyday lives. we went chairwoman mcdaniel, thank you, thank you for your time this week and please come back. >> ronna: thanks for having me, will do. >> chris: affects we will get reaction from democratic
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>> chris: a look outside the beltway at the busy harbor in newport rhode island. that looks familiar to you, doesn't it? >> senator reed: it does. >> chris: president trump says he would be glad to testify under no. now the question is, will he? joining me is jack reed, the top democrat on the senate armed services' committee, who also serves on the senate intelligence committee, senator who was from rhode island, newport, welcome back to "fox news sunday." >> senator reed: thanks,
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chris. >> chris: let's start with the president's pledge in the rose garden to tell his side of the conversations with james comey. here he is. >> would you be willing to speak under oath to give your version? >> president trump: 100%. >> if robert muller wanted to speak with you about that? >> president trump: i would be happy to tell him what i just told you. >> chris: before that you said you thought the president should be willing to face a deposition, are you willing to take yes for an answer? >> senator reed: indeed i am, but the deposition is not just about his conversations with mr. comey. there's issues with respect to his conversations with director of national intelligence and the nsa director, by the time the special prosecutor is ready to depose or ask the president to speak under oath, there will be a myriad of questions. what i don't want to see is simply i just said i would talk about comey, i'm not talking about anything else. to resolve the situation he has to be prepared to speak on all
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these matters. >> chris: will do also like to see the president testify under oath before congress? >> senator reed: that was the issue of separation of power, frankly. at that point i think the history would suggest that that's not done, the special prosecutor is the person that is charged to conduct this investigation and i believe he is the appropriate individual to conduct these investigations. >> chris: in his testimony, james comey acknowledged that he had repeatedly told the president that he is not a target of an investigation with regard to collusion with the russians. here's one instance. >> we briefed the congressional leadership about what americans we had opened counter intelligence investigations on and wait specifically set the president is not one of those americans. >> chris: given the fact that this investigation clearly puts the president under a cloud, and
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hinders visibility to do his job, does congress, including democrats, do you feel a need to wrap up this investigation as quickly as possible and what do you think about the republican national committee chairwoman mrs. mcdaniel just said that when it comes to conclusion you should stop your investigation? >> senator reed: i don't think that's at all appropriate. i think the special prosecutor has to look at all the different aspects of this investigation, and there are multiple. actions while he was chairman of the republican committee, the term committee. >> chris: while he was campaign manager. >> senator reed: exactly. carter page, all of these people, and then he has to come and i think present the president with a list of questions that only the president can answer in the president should answer truthfully under oath. >> chris: what about the suggestion, because she said the special counsel should go ahead, but what about her suggestion
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congress should wrap it up? >> senator reed: no, we have a separate obligation, a bipartisan basis and was remarkable, this is truly bipartisan. senator burke, senator warner, one thing that the president continues to diminish, which i think is unfortunate, is the fact that the russian government at the highest level deliberately interfered with our election in 2016, and according to all of our experts in the intelligence community, they are coming back with more force in '18 '20. we have, as a legislative matter, find out what they did, how they didn't come into any statutory improvements, do we need to empower our agencies, or something else. we have a separate mission in addition to finding out what went on, how do we fix it? >> chris: forgive me, senator, i watched all three hours of the hearing, there was precious little talk about what the russians did, it was all about
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president trump. >> senator reed: it was about president trump, but director comey made several points, very emphatically, that we should understand that this attack, this hostile action by the russians, was unprecedented, that it continues, and that one of the reasons that he was so conscious of conducting this investigation was not to sort of look back and appropriately charge people who may have done something wrong, but that he was also looking forward to what could happen and what would likely happen in '18 and '20. he said that repeatedly. >> chris: you also heard this week from admiral mike rogers, the head of the national security agency, here he is. >> i had never been directed to do anything are believed to be illegal, immoral, unethical or inappropriate. to the best of my recollection, during that same period of service, i do not recall ever
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feeling pressured to do so. >> chris: again, as we sit here today, do you have any evidence on the president, president trump, being involved in collusion with the russians are being engaged in an obstruction of justice? >> senator reed: if there questions that have been raised about the involvement of this campaign. there've been questions raised about his contact with admiral rogers. admirable rogers refused, added director of national intelligence codes if he was asked by the president in any way to exonerate them. >> chris: you just heard, i've never been directed to do anything illegal, immoral, unethical. >> senator reed: i've never been directed, but i think what we saw there were two individuals were very uncomfortable answering and ultimately when i asked him, were you asked, senator king repeatedly asked the same thing, they refused to answer. the obvious point that i made was if you were never asked, it
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would be very easy and almost reflexive to say no i was never asked. they wouldn't do that, they couldn't do that. there's a whole series of issues about the president's conduct. does it constitute a pattern of trying to get pressure relieved off of this investigation, and the president himself, when he met with the russian foreign minister, declared that, first of all, get rid of that crazy nut job moeller, comey. frankly, mr. comey demonstrated he's not a crazy nut job. second, he said the russian investigation, the pressure is off now. that's the russian foreign minister, as well as licking other classified intelligence information at that meeting. the president himself has declared that his purpose was to somehow throttle this investigation into russian participation. all of these things add up to very serious potential chargers, perhaps not to give the
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president, but certainly individuals around him. >> chris: let's talk about one of those individuals, attorney general sessions testified on tuesday, you will be there on the panel, what you want to hear from them? >> senator reed: there's a question on his participation in the firing of director comey. he had already recused himself and suddenly he's the one apparently recommending to the president that comey be fired and the president has indicated, not suggested, it was all about the russian investigation. there is a real question about the propriety of the attorney general participating in that. there've been allegations publicly about meeting cycle on meetings that he's already declared he had with representatives of russian government, that will come up. >> chris: let me ask about that, do you have any evidence that he met, to go times that he's on the record saying he met with record, question ambassadors. >> senator reed: it's an open question, i think it's also one
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of those questions that because of some of the classifying reports, it's inappropriate to comment upon. >> chris: 's former security advisor michael flynn has been a special focus of this investigation, he held repeated meetings with the russians, he's the one that the president allegedly told comey to go easy on. how important is flynn to this investigation? >> senator reed: this point is one of the key figures. he was involved, apparently, from reports that have not been refuted, with contacts with the russians. it goes back to why the questioning the president will not be restricted discrete to the comey situation. what did he tell the president, was he directed by the president to initiate these conversations, or these appropriate conversations? i think general flynn is someone who is the key focus of the investigation now. not the exclusive focus, but the key focus.
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>> chris: the key focus? >> senator reed: i think so, because i think working for general flynn, that will develop other possible connections, other possible leads, and again, it appears, and i think again, former fbi director moeller is probably the best person to do this investigation, he's taking a very broad view, but i think it begins, in terms of sort of the timing, the dismissal of general flynn has triggered a lot of this interest, a lot of the investigations, comey was working to make sure that that investigation was going forward. >> chris: 30 seconds left, for this investigation on the hill with the special counsel, we would still be going on a year from today? >> senator reed: i hope not. it will certainly not result in a few weeks or a few months. i think the pace will be set by special prosecutor moeller. he will be the one that will drive the timing of the case. >> chris: senator, thank you, thanks for joining us, always good to talk with you. >> senator reed: thank you, chris.
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>> chris: up next we will bring in our sunday group, including former speaker newt gingrich to discuss his idea of shutting down the special counsel. plus, what would you like to ask the panel? go to twitter or facebook, @foxnewssunday, and we may use your question on the air. >> chris: coming up, british prime minister goes back to work after losing her majority. >> at this critical time for our country, it's important to form
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a government in the national interest. >> chris: we will ask our sunday panel about the future of
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visit your volvo dealer to take advantage of our midsommar sales event offer. visit your volvo dealer to take advantage >> a big difference in kicking superior officers out of the oval office, looking the fbi director in the eye and saying i hope you let this go. i think if the agents as good as they are for the president of the united states to that, there's a real risk of a chilling effect on their work. >> the president never in form or substance directed or suggested that mr. comey stop investigating anyone. >> chris: a sharp disagreement between james comey and president trump's lawyer over whether the president wanted the fbi to shut down its investigation of former national security advisor michael flynn. it's time now for our sunday group, g.o.p. strategist
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karl rove, charles lane of "the washington post" ," former democratic congresswoman donna edwards, and former speaker newt gingrich, author of the upcoming book, "understanding from" ," out this tuesday. that must be a long book. >> it's interesting. >> chris: i want to start with your tweet which i discussed earlier with ronna mcdaniel, here it is up on the screen again, republicans need to focus on closing down independent counsel because it clearly isn't independent, what is your reasoning, and wouldn't that really look like an obstruction of justice? >> look at what comey said. he said i deliberately leaked, through an intermediary, to create this counsel, who happens to be one of his closest friends. look at are we starting to hire. these are people that frankly look to me, they're setting up to go after trump.
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including people who have been reprimanded for hiding from the defense, information into major cases. i think this is going to be a witch hunt. comey himself by his own testimony tainted this particular process. director of the fbi deliberately making in order to create a special counsel, who we are supposed to believe will be this neutral figure. i think this is just nonsense. >> chris: let me bring you, congresswoman edwards, let's go back to james comey's testimony about one of his leaks. here he is. >> i asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memo with the reporter. i didn't do it myself for a variety of reasons, but i ask them to because i thought that might prompt the appointment of a special counsel. >> chris: he says he set the process in motion, taking the word that was used by the speaker, that tainted? >> it doesn't tainted at all, in fact i think it's really shocking that the speaker and
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others are challenging credibility not just of james comey, but also of the special counselor moeller. nobody on capitol hill has been questioning the integrity of the independent special counsel and i think it was appropriate. in the case comey heard, the president say things that were untrue. he put out in the public sphere, not classified information. it wasn't a leak, information he had prepared. i think it's appropriate for the special counsel to look into that, to investigate that, that's why it is in place. >> chris: karl? >> he played the piece of tape of comey saying if this got out that the president said to me in the oval office i hope you can let this thing go, it would have had a chilling effect on the fbi agency. comey proceeded to talk about
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the incident widely within the fbi, widely and often the fbi -- >> chris: not with the investigating officers. >> widely enough within the top staff of the fbi that it got printed in "the new york times" on the 11th of may. excuse me, before that. before the presidents tweet that supposedly -- >> chris: that was a loyalty pledge. but anyway. with moeller -- >> i think it would be a huge mistake to try and checked on the special counsel. this would leave the trump administration under a cloud until the very last day. it would make it an ongoing issue. i do have confidence in moeller. the question is is robert moeller patrick fitzgerald or not? is he going to look for an underlying act and focus on the underlying act. >> chris: patrick fitzgerald was the special counsel. >> the day he took his
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responsibility he knew exactly who had leaked her name. he knew she was not a covered person, that there was no underlying effort. when they found out several years later it was revealed, why did we even go through all of this, because everybody knows that richard had no ax to grind. he ground and asked for a long period of time trying to find people that he could indict on the fact that they had said one thing that he could get them on, and he got scooter libby on the fact that -- >> chris: let me just move on. i will say, you are also spending a whole pile of money on legal fees. let me bring in child care. >> this gets really, really complicated. >> chris: let's keep it simple. should moeller be able -- should he stay on are sure to be shut down? >> of course he should stay on and honestly if the republicans are thinking about their own best political interest, that's what they want.
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he's widely regarded, notwithstanding what we just heard, by republicans and democrats on the hill as an honest broker. second, it gives it a channel for all the discussion and investigation to go through one pipeline instead of 50 different committees and 50 different leaks. it's actually in the republican republicans -- and the president's own extras to have it go through this process. let's look at the big picture here. i'm not in position to say any particular crime or impeachable offense occurred. what i think we are all in a position to say after this testimony this last week, the president of the united states did something terribly inappropriate. he misused his authority by engaging in that kind of meeting and that kind of conversation with james comey under those circumstances and back handedly paul ryan is admitting it by saying in effect at this is what a person doesn't understand government would do. all by itself, that is -- ought to be -- >> people often do stupid thing
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things. he's the head of the executive branch. he could have directed him to end the investigation. >> he could have pardoned michael flynn. >> he could have directed them to end the investigation and it still would have been appropriate. he would have had a huge political price to place but he is the head of the executive branch of government. we once had an fbi director, j. edgar hoover. >> if he had stood up and unaccountable way called a press conference saying i am pardoning mike flynn. >> what defines that it is that the president of the united states asked everyone else to leave the room. this idea that he is somehow naive and doesn't understand what's going on. he has one, a lot of experience with litigation and with the la law. i think he didn't understand what was going on, he asked other people to lead the way. >> going back to what karl said. the special counsel in the bush
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years locked up a "new york times" reporter for 85 days. >> chris: to investigate the leak. >> she later said it was a lie, she did under enormous pressure. i distrust independent councils and i think the people he's bringing in are dangerous people and any republican who thinks this comfortable neutral is crazy. it will be like expecting the post of the maritimes to be accurate. [laughs] >> chris: >> my point is this, i think chuck is right, i don't see anything here that a regional person will say is a violation of the law. the president did something that was inappropriate but not illegal, in fact it is legal, the president of the united states can direct him to end the investigation, it's within his authority, and he did
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not. he said i hope you go find out what those satellites were doin doing. i said i die is cast, i agree with chuck, the president now to ought to restrain himself. it got to keep it in the silo. >> chris: one last thing, the president says he is happy to testify under oath to the special counsel that you say is engaging in a witch hunt. >> sooner or later would be asked to testify under oath and i don't think he's getting up in terms of special counsel, because that was going to happen. >> chris: we will take a break here. when we come back, british prime minister theresa may tries to hold onto power after losing her majority in parliament. how will this affect brexit, and relations with the u.s.? that's next. [ birds chirping ]
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>> what the country needs more than ever is certainty. having secured the largest number of votes in the greatest number of seats in the general election, it is clear that only the conservative and unionist party has the legitimacy and ability to provide that certainty. >> chris: prime minister theresa may trying to hold onto her job after a stunning setback in this week's british elections. we are back now with the panel,
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speaker, what do you think the surprise election results mean for britain, for europe and for the u.s.? >> it means a lot of instability i think, particularly from her standpoint. a contest in the next few weeks, i think equally important is the vote today in french, who has done an astonishing job building a party in french to my friends. the french president has a real chance of winning control of the french parliament in a way that is almost unimaginable. created a party in 15 months and has competitors i think in 525 of the 555 seats. two different stable positions developing, ironically the french may turn out to be stable in the british might turn out to be unstable. i think a big miscalculation, it turned out the united kingdom independent party voters, once they had brexit, were voted labor party voters. they went back to their natural
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party base. >> chris: i want to pick up on brexit because they were supposed to start formal negotiations with the european union, which would take a couple of years. the terms of the exit from the european union, brexit. now that's kind of up for grabs, isn't it? >> absolutely. i happen to be flying into london today after the brexit vote and as we got off the plane every brick on the plane turned on the phone to get the news, there was a guy who had been sitting near. he began swearing at older britons. is that if we hadn't left though senior spoke we would have won because under 35-year-olds voted overwhelmingly to remain. this time around they had the advantage, the young turned out anna much higher number in the voted for not conservative. in order to thereby soften, which may have said i will have
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a hard exit if you reelect the conservatives, they voted not for the conservatives in order to give a soft exit for brexit and they got their revenge. >> chris: to give you a sense of karl rove, there's something he very much wants to say. >> i was watching the election, we've got to establish this tradition in the united states, we talk about texas one and congressional district one, i. clydesdale and tweedle dale, one constituency, we have to make each one of our districts. >> chris: you would >> one point of disagreement, the labor code remains with the conservatives. he remained largely conservativ conservative. you took the photo 18% with labor, the largest share of land with conservatives.
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this would have been a worse election. the scottish independence referendum played a role, there were 13 additional seats won by the conservatives in scotland because the conservatives were identified as the unionist part party. >> chris: this is after i just constructed in the commercial, karl rove not to get into the weeds on the selection. this is pretty weedy. the leader of the opposition labor party jeremy corbin did not gain the majority, but he still was declaring victory. >> the prime minister called the election because she wanted a man think. the mandate she's got has lost conservative seats, lost votes, lost support and lost confidence. i would have thought that's enough to go, actually. >> chris: i like the guy on the right, we need more people like that standing there and candidates congresswoman edward edwards, will surprise in the
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selection, the reason she called an election two years early because she thought she would expand her majority, and now she doesn't have a majority and she has to deal with the northern ireland vote, the unionist boat to try and get that majority in the parliament. do these results mean that the antiestablishment, after all the people who are in power output, sentiment is still running strong? >> i think it is. i don't want to draw too many parallels between the united states and great britain, but i do think that it bodes dark days ahead for the incumbent establishment here in the united states. >> chris: for the incompetent state? >> the republicans, the ones who are in power and it really spells a lot of trouble ahead. i think there still is this antiestablishment sentiment going on, not just here but around the world. that doesn't bode well for the people who hold power.
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democrats have a lot of work to do. >> chris: chuck, prime minister may, i think it's fair to say, may have been maybe donald trump's best friend in europe. what does this do to that relationship? >> i wondered actually what the role of sort of the european and british rejection of trump, what role that might have played around the margins, particularly since he in effect intervened with those crass remarks about the mayor of london after the terrorist attack. london went overwhelmingly for labor and that's a question i've had, whether in some complicated way this was also influenced by hostility towards trump. i just want to underscore to me the real headline, the comeback of jeremy corbin. she called this collection because his poll numbers were in the garbage, he was down in the 30s, he was thought to be this played out old marxist and he
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didn't shy away from any of that ideology. he in effect a double down on it and were embarked on this remarkable comeback. i think the big picture story here may beat this researching, not just left, but ultraleft in britain. it hasn't been that way so much on the -- of the polarization that has gone between the tories and the ultimate left labor party is really remarkable. jeremy corbin is no fan of plato. everybody talks about trump and nato, jeremy has a long history with rejection. he is right now on the rise and arguably, if things played out a certain way, could be the next prime minister, he or somebody like him. >> chris: can we blame this on donald trump? what role do you think he played, and you talked about how long she can hold onto power, that will be very interesting. she seems to have a coalition, a
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shaky coalition, but she's got no friends in her own party. >> the conservative party in britain has a long tradition of getting rid of prime minister's. the potential for the group together, who had wanted to be prime minister -- >> chris: on johnson? >> also the negotiating brexit. i think there's a very real possibility she will face some kind of confidence vote. brexit will move forward on schedule but probably in the next two months there's a real chance she will face a no-confidence vote. >> chris: will she survive that are not? he looked at the precincts. >> she will survive the confidence vote, but that may not be enough to have the parliamentary conservatives hold it. they will hold the government
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of. they will sustain her there but they will say it's time for you to go. she will go. the former chancellor, the number two guy the government basically said she has a limited amount of time and she has to go. we talked about corbin having a great campaign, she ran a dreadful campaign and turned out to be a dreadful candidate. >> chris: next week, the german elections. study. thank you, panel. see you next sunday. up next, some surprising advice for the class of 2017 from our power players of the week. truecar can help. it's great for finding a new car, but you already knew that. it's also great for finding the perfect used car. you'll see what a fair price is, and you can connect with a truecar certified dealer. so, no matter what you're looking for... there it is. this is how buying a used car should be. this is truecar. ♪
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>> chris: it's become an annual tradition here to sample some of the words of wisdom college graduates are getting at the commencement's. this year the speakers include a tech giant, political figures in the whiz kid of baseball. they are all our "power player of the week" ." >> and entrepreneurial culture thrives when it is easy to try lots of new ideas. facebook wasn't the first thing
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i built. i also built chat systems and games, study tools and music players and i'm not alone. j.k. rowling got rejected 12 times before she finally wrote and published harry potter. the greatest successes come from having the freedom to fail. >> when you don't know what to do, you do nothing. when you have to ask everybody else should i do this, should i, should i, whether it's buying a pair of shoes are going with a guy, buying a house, taking a job, should i, should i, should i, when you have to ask everybody else it means you will really know the answer yourself. >> over the course of your life, you will find that things are not always fair. you will find that things happen to you that you do not deserve and that are not always warranted, but you have to put your head down and fight, fight,
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fight. >> you do have a special responsibility to give others the chance to learn and think for themselves and to learn from them, and along the way you may be convinced to change your mind from time to time. that's okay. take it from me, the former president of the wellesley college young republicans. >> build resilience in yourselves one tragedy or disappointment strike. know that deep inside you you have the ability to get through anything. i promise you do. as the saying goes, we are more vulnerable than we ever thought, but we are stronger than we ever imagined. >> we were winners that night in cleveland because when things went really, really wrong, and then when the rains came, our players already knew each other so well that they could come
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together, they already trust each other so much that they could open up and be vulnerable. and they already were so connected that they could lift one another up. we had already won. >> ignore anyone churches the way you look, especially if he or she is some anonymous creep working on the internet. and if you are that person working on the internet, stop i it! just stop it, go outside, do something! weed the garden! >> chris: our best wishes as well to the students and parents of the class of 2017. that's it for today, have a great week, and we will see you next "fox news sunday" ." next "fox news sunday" ." ♪ ♪ ♪ award winning interface.
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