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>> have a great weekend, everyone. you look good. >> bill: humble pie. good morning, everybody. breaking news both overseas and here at home on a busy friday morning. president trump right now leaving the world economic forum. he may be in davos but pushing back hard against a "new york times" report about bob mueller and making it clear the u.s. is the best place in the world to do business. when america wins the whole world benefits. that was part of his message last hour. i'm bill hemmer. good morning. nice to see you. >> sandra: here we go. friday. what a speech that was in davos. i'm sandra smith. good morning, everyone. that does it for davos, switzerland. his mission was to get the world to invest in the u.s. to
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bring money and jobs backs to american families. he wrapped up the speech moments ago saying america is back and better than ever. >> the world is witnessing the resurgence of a strong and prosperous america. i'm here to deliver a simple message. it has never been a better time to hire, to build, to invest, and to grow in the united states. america is open for business and we are competitive once again. as president of the united states, i will always put america first, just like the leaders of other countries should put their country first also. but america first does not mean america alone. when the united states grows, so does the world. >> bill: that from europe last hour. meanwhile here at home the
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white house now fighting back against "the new york times" report that claims president trump ordered the firing of special counsel bob mueller and fox news doing its own digging on the story and learning more about that. >> sandra: we start with john roberts who has been traveling with the president in davos. good morning, john. >> good morning to you. such an irony this morning that president trump has been so roundly criticized by so many of the people who come to this davos world economic forum and i'm told he was the biggest draw of the week. a packed house. people lined up in the lobby for hours waiting to get in. as far as the speech goes. we have heard many parts of it before. at the apec conference, the g20 meeting. now with the added feature of tax reform to try to sell business leaders and the world on investing in america. it is interesting that when he introduced the president, the founder of the world economic
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forum said the president's strong leadership is open to misconceptions and biased interpretation. one of the biggest concerns, of course, is the america first policy the president is pursuing. a lot of participants in the davos summit equate it to protectionism. the president said again as he has many times in the past that america first does not mean america alone. he did insist that the global playing field when it comes to trade has to change. listen here. >> we support free trade but it needs to be fair and it needs to be reciprocal. because in the end unfair trade undermines us all. the united states will no longer turn a blind eye to unfair economic practices. >> the president also turned to immigration reform at one point in the speech saying that immigration policy should integrate with economic policy. listen here.
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>> president trump: our immigration system is stuck in the past. we must replace our current system of extended family chain migration with a merit-based system of admissions that selects new arrivals based on their ability to contribute to our economy, to support themselves financially, and to strengthen our country. >> of course, we heard late yesterday the outline for an immigration plan for daca that the white house presented to congress allowing 1.8 million dreamers to get some sort of status here in the united states, potentially a path for citizenship and other immigration reforms. that's just the beginning, sandra. the president wants to go well beyond that. going into the speech we had heard rumors that a number of people would walk out in protest of the president's s hole comments. a couple people walked out but
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nothing like we told might happen. >> sandra: the administration and the president are pushing back against "the new york times" report. what do you know? >> the president said he absolutely did not tell his white house counsel don mcgahn to fire robert mueller. he called it fake news. something that first came up back about the 13th of june. we did digging on it back then and i contacted a number of sources this morning and to the best of what i can ascertain here is that there was a meeting that the president had, don mcgahn was in the room. the president was talking about the appointment of robert mueller, fairly new at that point and said i could fire him if i want to. i have the authority to do that. and then he talked to mcgahn about the idea what if we do this and would you be willing to go talk to rod rosenstein the deputy attorney general who oversees the investigation and get his thoughts? mcgahn said that was a horrible idea. the president wouldn't want to
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do any such thing because it would bring a world of hurt on him and be horrible and really kind of turned the tide away from the president. so i'm told the president dropped the idea. but i'm told the president never told mcgahn to fire mueller and mcgahn never threatened to quit over it. there are competing stories here. that's what i could get from talking to a number of sources today and back when this story first hit june 13th. sandra. >> sandra: thank you for all your reporting on that this morning as well as everything from davos as well. thank you. >> bill: come on home. joining us for more on this newt gingrich. let's pick up where john roberts left off there and i'll double back to the message in switzerland. if it is true what the work times is reporter the commander-in-chief gave an order to his top lawyer to fire bob mueller and the order was not carried out, the impression i take from "the new york times" speech. that's a big story.
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if however it was brought up in conversation early in the summer and went no further, then well i'm not so sure where the story is after that if it is much of one if it came up in conversation. go ahead and parse the two and give me your impression of what you think is the truth here. >> historians will look back on this period as schizophrenic insanity. on the one hand you have genuine f.b.i. information coming out about clearly covering up for hillary clinton in ways that are astonishing which probably make page 1 of the "new york times." on the other hand you have a non-story about a non-event. if the president didn't actually fire mueller, even if the president got really angry and said gee i would love to fire him, there is no event there. now, the idea that the president somehow is culpable of not liking mueller and that is somehow going to be, you know, an obstruction of justice, it tells you how separate the left is getting. they really want a trump with russia. they can't get that. we wanted some kind of
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collusions with the russians. they can't get that. every reason that mueller was picked to be a special counsel have disappeared. what's left? a whole bunch of very high-priced democratic lawyers hanging around with mueller who wasted a year of their life. they have to find somebody for something. my prediction is they will indict somebody just to be able to go home and say they did something. but the truth is, the original intent of appointing him has disappeared, nobody seriously believes it. even if the f.b.i. leaks and text messages between the two love birds, the guy who was, after all, the number two counter intelligence person in the f.b.i. says i don't want to go to work for mueller because i know there is nothing there. it strikes me you can't have a better exoneration of trump on the original charge than to have the f.b.i.'s number two guy say in private to his lover there is nothing here. i don't know why mueller is doing this? >> bill: in the meantime double
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back on the message from last hour. he is selling a fine swiss watch today. he is selling america. and one could argue that this is where he shines. how did you frame his message in davos? >> first of all i think it's an extraordinary speech and i've been to davos. a huge gathering. bigger than ever this year. there were 1600 people in that room. they represented many of the most powerful corporations in the world. many of them have already announced billions and billions of dollars of investment in the u.s. after the tax cut was passed. the president was who he is. he was coherent, articulate, direct. he stands for america, he cares about america. he expects others -- he fully expects merkel to worry about germany. this is legitimate but saying with great pride between deregulation and what he has
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done with the tax code america is now the best place in the world to invest. that is a huge comeback for one year. >> bill: i wrote down a few lines that stuck out with me. regulation he said, taxation. each of you in this power has the power to change lives. i felt the message was this and last comment here for this conversation. watch what we do and do what we do and you, too, can prosper. that was pretty much the bottom line for his speech today, mr. speaker. last word. >> sure. look, what people need to recognize and you'll see it again tuesday night in the state of the union. this is a businessman who has succeeded because he believes in principles, hard work, common sense, learn from your mistakes, lawyer taxes, less bureaucratic legislation. within one short year he turned
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america around and as he pointed out lowest black unemployment rate in history, lowest hispanic unemployment rate in history. at some point liberals will start recognizing he is getting done what they claim they believe in. >> bill: nice to have you back with us. he is selling today, we watched it together. selling in davos. >> sandra: america is open for business. he said that multiple times in that speech. much more on all of this coming up later this hour. we'll hear from former arkansas governor mike huckabee and there is also this from the president this morning. >> president trump: people have a lot more money in their paycheck. we thought february 1 it would kick in and everybody would be -- we haven't even gotten there yet and it has kicked in and had an incredible impact on the stock market and stock prices. >> bill: speaking of kicking in that's the message of tax reform about america's economy. kicking into high gear. more on the economic message
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from maria bartiromo standing by in davos. >> sandra: president trump jumping back into the battle over immigration laying out what he wants in a bipartisan deal. so will democrats meet him halfway and get this done? >> president trump: look, we're going to try to make a deal on daca. we have a good chance of making it. we need the wall, we need security, we need security at the border. ...answer it. with zicam cold remedy. it shortens colds, so you get better, faster. colds are gonna call. answer them with zicam! zicam. get your better back. now in delicious fruit drops.
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>> sandra: a fox news alert. a fire tears through a south korean hospital killing at least 37 people. nearly 100 more were hurt. officials say the fire started in the emergency room and spread quickly. firefighters rescued patients, many elderly, through second story windows. the head of the hospital says it didn't have sprinklers and they aren't required there by law. >> president trump: hundreds of companies are giving thousands and thousands of dollars to their workers and now you have almost three million workers that are receiving thousands of dollars. i got the biggest tax plan in our history approved and don't forget, not just a tax plan. i got rid of the individual mandate, the biggest part and the most unpopular thing in obamacare which repeals obamacare because it can't live without the mandate. that's where a lot of the money came. unfair to people. >> bill: a few of the headlines.
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president trump in davos touting the tax cut and u.s. economy. maria bartiromo in davos, anchor of sunday morning futures and mornings with maria. i know you'll miss the snow there, maria. a general observation that i'm hearing from a lot of correspondents and anchors in davos who have covered this event for years. they are saying economic leaders and world leaders have not had a sense of optimism like this in the many years that they have covered the events in davos. now you've been there a lot. would you agree and concur that that's the feeling you get and what is that based on, if true? >> absolutely, absolutely, bill, it is. i've been doing this about 15 years coming to davos every year and covering the global leaders that are here. this year is incredibly optimistic. not just the u.s. the u.s. is expected to see economic growth of 3% if not 4% in 2018. but that's only part of the story. europe is expected to grow by
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3%. japan is back on a growth trajectory. the emerging markets are growing. this is the first time in a long time that you are actually looking at synchronized growth across the world. that's the good news. now, there are some people who are saying wait a second, let's not get complacent and always look at all of this good things without understanding that there are risks to the down side like higher interest rates and inflation. i found very few number of people actually saying i don't want to invest in the u.s. stock market and i don't want to expect anything different. a lot of people expecting a difference this week and optimism this week. >> bill: 3% growth. he says it could be higher than that. he said we'd be down if hillary clinton won. down in the stock market and attributed -- and a lot to
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regulations. when he tries to sell, are they saying okay, mr. president, we hear you, we see the door is open and we'll follow your lead? >> it's interesting because president mcron from france is here as well and he was talking about lower taex and helping the middle class. it seems like the trump mentality, this idea that you really want to get that forgotten man and woman is sort of percolating across the world as well. so yeah, i think people are hearing what he is saying and it is very hard to deny the facts, bill. we did get a gdp number out this morning. it was below expectations, 2.6% versus an estimate of 3%. we're looking at growth numbers not seen in a decade. people are saying why is this happening? i wrote an op-ed in the journal a month ago talking about the regulatory roll back being very important. the corporate side of the
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economy has been strangled by regulations. i was talking to jamie diamond recently saying he was in new jersey, it took 13 years to build a bridge in new jersey because of the approval process. the red tape involved in infrastructure and building things. we had elaine ciao on the other day saying she was in alaska. it took 25 years to build infrastructure in alaska she finally signed. this is the kind of rollback in regulation unleashing the purse strings because the red tape is being removed. that's one of the key things that has moved this economy, bill. >> bill: the empire state building was built in 13 months at the depths of the great depression. we'll see you in new york. terrific work in switzerland. >> sandra: the justice department has recovered months
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of the missing text messages between two former f.b.i. officials and they were worried about being too tough on hillary clinton during the email investigation. we'll tell you why and what was discovered. plus there is this. >> abbas delayed the oslo peace accords dead and rejected american role in peace talks and called for suspending recognition of israel. >> sandra: that's nikki haley calling out the palestinian president here at home and overseas. the president is calling out the u.n. we'll break down what this all means with mr. mike huckabee, the former governor joins us next. somehow we always leave packing to the last minute. guys, i have a couple of things to wash we got this. even on quick cycle, tide pods cleans great 6x the cleaning power, even in the quick cycle
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>> sandra: fox news alert on a manhunt in colorado. authorities are searching for two men wanted for questioning in the shooting death of deputy heath gumm. this as we await a court appearance by a third suspect. officials are not releasing the suspect's name or mug shot saying it could compromise the investigation. we're live in the west coast newsroom. good morning. >> sandra, there are two crimes here. one is the assault on a woman that prompted witnesses to call 911. the suspects ran. one of the men involved in the assault was hiding in a backyard when police approached and shot 31-year-old deputy heath gumm a five year veteran of the sheriff's department where yesterday he was remembered. >> it was just a few weeks ago we received a letter of gratitude from a mother. she was moved so much by the level of service that deputy
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gumm provided to her son she wanted to reach out and make sure we knew. over the course of the last five years there are a lot of stories like this about deputy gumm. >> we had a shot of the man accused of shooting gum. 22 years old, charged with first degree murder and burglary. he has a previous arrest record. conviction for assault and robbery and police ask the media not to share his identity until his court appearance later today. police say gumm was wearing his vest while he was shot. if the vest failed or did not cover where the bullet entered. residents in the area are devastated. >> he would handle everything professionally. he was always very sweet and i'm sorry. >> i'm just so sad. cops are our family, too. >> police continue looking for two additional suspects that you mentioned. the sheriff said they aren't
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involved in the shooting per se. gumm played hockey survied by a wife and parents and the second denver-area officer killed in the last 30 days. >> sandra: our thoughts for his family this morning. >> bill: defiant republicans applying pressure to unveil the obama surveillance fisa memo. >> from the department of justice who has been stonewalling us for months and months even in the face of a subpoena to come to us and say well, don't release it until we review it and hopefully i think they would want to stop us from releasing it. we aren't going to do that. >> bill: in a moment why some members of the house intel committee believe the memo is a roadmap of misconduct by the f.b.i. congressman peter king has been looking at that and sits on the committee. we'll talk to him about his observation in a moment. >> sandra: thousands of missing text messages have been found. why these two were worried the f.b.i. was being too hard on hillary clinton. governor mike huckabee is here
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>> bill: here we go. the markets opening bell ringing moments ago. new york stock exchange. up 37, 34 points here, one minute into today's day of trading. this after the speech at the world economic forum in davos, after the president said he is a cheerleader for america and selling the american tax plan and the american economy. touting that market in davos saying his election was a pivotal moment for wall street. >> president trump: had the democrat won, stock market is up almost 50% since my election.
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had the democrat won, i believe you would have been down 50%. that's the direction we were headed. and you know a lot of that, regulation. it was staggering. you could not do anything. >> bill: that was one of the many headlines that came out of that interview. the "wall street journal" piece is waiting to be written based on that comment there. trade plans, the trans-pacific partnership. willing to entertain the idea if you got some changes. he is making the point if you get it with these multi-national trade deals, it is a lot stuckier to get out of it. if you do bilateral deals, one-on-one. if there were weaknesses in the plan it is easier to extract yourself. >> sandra: the markets still up after missed expectations. >> bill: it was 2.7. we can get that up. he is saying we can. >> sandra: keep going above 3%. we'll watch it. all right.
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>> president trump: fake news, folks, typical "new york times" fake story. >> sandra: the president pushing back hard against "the new york times" report claiming he ordered robert mueller to be fired back in june. the president says this is simply not true. fox news did its own digging and noted the distinct the president did not order the firing but said he could do it if he wanted to. meanwhile this "new york times" story coming out just as the department of justice recovers the missing text messages between f.b.i. agent peter strzok and senior f.b.i. lawyer lisa page. we're now learning they were worried about being too tough on hillary clinton during the clinton email investigation. here is congressman trey gowdy on that. >> it's clear they did not want her charged. they wanted her to be the president of the united states. they really, really didn't want donald trump to be the
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president of the united states and concede throughout these texts they did things differently in this investigation from others that they were part of. >> sandra: mike huckabee joins us this morning. tough to decide where to begin. let's start with trey gowdy. he said the fix was in. clearly reading through the text messages the latest that were apparently lost because of a technical glitch they have now been discovered clearly continue to show as trey gowdy is pointing out that they did not want donald trump to be the president and they certainly thought hillary would be. >> that's hardly a surprise. i think we all believed that and understood it. it is why this whole russian interference in the election story has just become a yawner. the real story is were there people in the highest levels of government who actively did everything they could to make sure donald trump didn't become president? i hope the american people let that sink in.
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would it be a big story if the russians attempted to influence the election? yes, it would. the biggest story of all is if our own government tried to influence the election and more and more the evidence is pointing in that direction. and that ought to scare everybody in this country who loves the constitution and who loves a fair election. >> sandra: just to get a glimpse of some of these most recent text messages that have been revealed, the doj they were able to recover some if not all of these text messages. lisa page writes to strzok. she might be our next president. the last thing you need is us going in there loaded for bear. you think she is going to remember or care that it was more doj than f.b.i.? peter strzok texts back, agreed. you know, governor huckabee, as these text messages continue to come out and the conversation continues to be about the
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f.b.i., about the d.o.j. and how prevalent bias is inside of these institutions potentially. >> sandra: well, it is disturbing and frightening. one thing a lot of people want to know, how did two government employees have time to send thousands of texts to each other? shouldn't they be working? don't we have a better expectation to pay these people would give them something more important to do? if they don't have any more job to get done than sit around texting each other thousands of times, maybe they're two extraneous employees who need to be terminate and sent home so they can spend all their time texting each other. >> sandra: it's amazing they're still employed to some degree within the f.b.i. i want to move onto "the new york times" report. the president asked about this as he is traveling over in davos. "the new york times" reporting that trump ordered the firing of robert mueller back in june but backed down after his
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lawyers threatened to quit and walk out. the president reacting to this report calling it fake news. >> well, let's be real clear. "the new york times" has anonymous sources. the other side is quoted by the president himself who is a first person. the only person who really knows. i think i would take his word over "the new york times" who is a one note chime. they've missed the whole big story that is going on. taxes are down, regulation is down, the stock market is up, isis has been greatly diminished. security is better. trump has the world economic leaders eating out of his hand. what's "the new york times" worried about? something that didn't even happen. last time i checked this morning, bob mueller is still on the job. what the heck is the "new york times" got going? this is like a person sitting in the stands during the ncaa championship game and on the last play when alabama wins in overtime they miss the play
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because they are watching the guy selling hot dogs to see if he makes change right. that's just how ridiculous the times has become. >> sandra: not to mention if mueller is still on the job. he may be moving closer to an interview with the president himself, governor. the president reacted to this saying i would talk to mueller pending what his lawyers tell him to do, of course. i would talk to them. when asked would you do it under oath he said sure. is that a good move for the president? >> probably not. but i'm sure his attorneys will make sure there is a definite framework. the biggest way you can get in trouble with people like the f.b.i. or anyone is that they get you to answer questions multiple times hoping they get you to say something slightly knewianed and they can say you lied. that's what happened to martha stewart and mike flynn. they have to be careful about that. i'm sure they will do
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everything to protect the president, as they should because you just can't be too careful. it is why when the press keeps asking the same question over and over and over, they are asking because they want to see if you will give them a little bit of a different answer. >> sandra: the president is wrapping things up over in davos, switzerland on his way back home soon. governor huckabee, good to see you and get your reaction to all things on a friday morning. good to see you. >> thank you, sandra. >> bill: nice to see you, governor. nice to see this guy. tiger woods is playing golf again and looked true to form yesterday. torrey pines, southern california shot an even par 72. i love to see this guy play and i really want him to come back. the leader is at 7 under par. a little shaky start but tiger got it going on the back nine nearly acing the par 317 closing in style clearing up for the masters in early april. steady progress. steady as she goes.
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>> sandra: the last time we talked about a tiger woods comeback. it would be exciting to have him back and thriving in the support but this is multiple attempts at a comeback. will it happen? >> bill: i think he looks better now than he has. i watched him for a long time, and you have, too. >> sandra: a lot of strength. >> bill: i don't know how you get back to form after you've had your back operated on four times. he looks good and giving it a shot. >> sandra: meanwhile president trump talking the economy, global security and even the media in davos. >> president trump: it wasn't until i became a politician that i realized how nasty and how mean and how vicious and how fake the press can be as the cameras start going off in the background. >> sandra: not holding back. why he is saying he was surprised at how reporters have handled his administration so far. >> bill: the white house making its opening argument for an immigration deal including
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citizenship for nearly 2 million dreamers and billions of dollars in border security. will congress get this done? we'll debate that next coming up. >> president trump: we'll take care of daca, nobody wants to take care of daca more than myself and the republican party. we want to do what's right and we will do what is right and solve the daca problem.
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>> president trump: look, we're going to try to make a deal on daca. we have a good chance of making it. we are going to solve the daca problem. but we also want to solve a tremendous problem on the southern border, which is crime. we need a wall. we need the drugs to stop flowing in. you see what is happening on the border. it is much better but we need a strong border. to do that you need a wall. >> bill: earlier today president trump comments on
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immigration reform out of davos. he is coming back home now. this comes as the administration lays out four key pillars they want in a deal. they include a pathway to citizenship for nearly 2 million dreamers. they want 25 billion to pay for the border wall. they want an end to the visa lottery system and curbs in chain migration. what will it take? juan williams with me now. good morning. steven hayes, fox news contributor. good day to both of you. juan williams has the high honor of the first live shot done in our brand-new newsroom here on sixth avenue. how does it look, juan? >> it's like out of "star wars." pretty fabulous. >> bill: how jealous is steven hayes of that. dripping off his tie. yes, it is. juan, is this the kind of thing that can get done in this congress or not? >> something is going to get done because what you see is that there is a bipartisan effort to come up with a bill.
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the president's proposal, which is basically we'll allow some of this -- some of the daca people to stay in exchange for a $25 billion commitment in terms of building the wall, bill. i don't think that you are going to see the congress respond to that. the question is, how does the president respond? how does the white house respond when the congress comes back with a bipartisan package and puts it on his desk? >> bill: all right, steve. i've seen ted cruz and his reaction. he is a no. how far does this plan get as we see the president getting off marine one? >> interesting to watch the early reaction. you have democrats almost unified in their opposition to this suggesting they will reject it because while it creates a path for some dreamers, maybe more than some people expected, it curbs legal immigration as you suggest in the intro. on the other hand you've seen
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conservative critics supporters of the president in many cases, who are more hard line immigration and say this gives up way too much particularly at this stage of the negotiations. >> bill: ted cruz blasted it. others calling it amnesty. how much sway tom cotton has. it is built an proposals that he offered in the senate. he came out and suggested it was a good starting point and pushed back hard on dick durbin's argument against this proposal. so we'll see if tom cotton is able to persuade some other more hard line republicans that this is something to be at least considered and debated. >> bill: i have more for you on this, too as president trump says goodbye to davos. you mentioned the democrats and their opposition, nancy pelosi, here we go on screen. the dreamers will not be ransomed for a hateful agenda
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that betrays our sacred american values. and this is a ransom note. juan, if you want, there it is -- if you want a deal, you have to deal. deal means you get a little and you give a little. now, you could give money for border security in exchange you can solve the dreamer issue that has vexed these politicians for 30 years. >> because of the magnitude the president is requesting. $25 billion. already you've seen dick durbin and the democrats say we're willing to put money on the table for additional border security and we know that border security has been enhanced over the last few years. we know we're at a 45-year low in terms of crossings. still the democrats say we're willing to ante up if that's what the president requires in order to make a deal on daca. the president says he wants a deal. he has described it as a love note or whatever to these young
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people that he says are so deserving. i think the pressure is going to be on the president and on first and foremost the house in terms of the hard line conservatives. >> bill: if you think about him asking for money on this. think about what they're asking republicans, steve? you're asking for billions of dollars. now we were told it was 700,000 dreamers, now more than two times that. some are suggesting it might be 3.6 million. i think this number, 1.8 million when it was announced surprised a lot of people, did it not? >> yeah, it may well have. look, i think it's encouraging that juan and his liberals are suddenly interested in how much money with government will spend on something. the reality is if you look back on the bipartisan immigration proposals going back to just the past several years they were talking about $50 billion in border security funding. this is actually not as great a request as we've seen just in recent years that had some bipartisan agreement. i think the real question for
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the president is going to be whether he sticks with this new path that he seems to be on toward compromise, or if he reverts to the donald trump that we saw on the campaign trail where he seemed to be not willing to compromise very much at all. i think there have been indications all along he was willing to cut some kind of a deal. if you look back at his rhetoric before he ran for president this time he was much closer to middle of the road immigration views. >> i think quickly he has already seen mayors walk out this week because of the new sanctions being put in place by the justice department. the question is whether president trump can take the heat from the far right. >> bill: let's see what happens tuesday night state of the union. thank you, fellows. enjoy the view, juan. see you soon, by -- >> sandra: why the justice department is defending
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>> sandra: the free speech fight at uc berkeley is ramping up. now the department of justice backing the conservative student groups who sued the university last year claiming the school unfairly hampered their ability to arrange for conservatives to speak on campus. joining me now cabot phillips, media director for campus this must thrill you to have the department of justice step in and support these efforts. >> absolutely. this will set a new precedent moving forward that free speech is something being stood up for at a government level at the department of justice. for eight years as leadership
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institute campus forum we've been covering the bias against conservative students. there is a justice department standing for justice on campus that every american could agree with. berkeley has been put on notice and kudos to the students on campus saying this is not fair what's happening and standing up and fighting back and that's what it will take around the country. >> sandra: as to these conservative groups alleging this school, administrators and campus were unfairly hampering their ability to book right-leaning speakers like ann coulter and ultimately led to these events being canceled in some cases or even modified or changed. so do you think this is going to enact bigger change on college campuses? >> colleges realize this is bad press for berkeley to see the justice department weighing against them. colleges realize people are waking up what's going on. they place barriers against conservative student groups. they don't get the same funding. the rug pulled out from under
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them under an event. the speaker is too controversial. they can't come to campus anymore. it is not just berkeley. it's been happening other places. students risk violence being committed against them just for expressing their political views. >> rachel brand wrote a piece saying the problem is not limited to a few colleges barring radical speakers. public and private are restricting student or professor speech and silence speech that they disagree. >> they label things radical. it is conservative ideas. what they do is say this is crazy. nazis, radical ideas and they label everything conservative as radical and able to keep it off campus. >> sandra: a huge change to have the doj step in. good to have you on.
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>> bill: more coming up on that. president trump taking his america first message overseas on the world stage but all of that coming as the administration pushes back hard against "the new york times" story about bob mueller. chris wallace reacts at the top of the hour right here.
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>> sandra: breaking news out of washington lost, now found. the justice department's watchdog recovers five most of those miss being text messages revealing they were concerned about being too tough on hillary clinton during the email investigation. welcome to a new hour of "america's newsroom." i'm sandra smith. happy friday, bill. >> bill: looking for them and they found a few. happy friday, sandra. i'm bill hemmer. the new revelations fueling republican allegations that the agency is biased against in administration and president. trey gowdy with tucker from last night. >> if you read all the texts, it's clear they did not want her charged. they wanted her to be the president of the united states.
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they really, really didn't want donald trump to be the president of the united states and they concede throughout these texts that they did things differently in this investigation from any other investigations that they were a part of. >> sandra: catherine herridge is live with the latest on all of this. good morning. >> good morning. according to this letter from the republican chairman of the senate judiciary committee chuck grassley the text messages released to congress last week raise serious questions about the impartiality of senior f.b.i. leder shao*ip during the clinton email case and if there was an effort to dial back the investigation. text messages at the height of the f.b.i.'s criminal probe show peter strzok and lisa page were wore aoefd about the impact on their carries and future advancement if they were too aggressive investigating clinton's use of an unsecured personal server exclusively for government business and the mishandling of classified
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information. page writes to strzok. she might be our next president. the next thing you need us going in there loaded for bear. do you think she will remember or care there was more doj than f.b.i.? strzok responds agreed. i called the bill and relayed what we discussed. he agrees. i'll email you and redact it. same. on fox this morning another republican member of the house government oversight committee went further emphasizing the same f.b.i. crew from the clinton email case oversaw the russia probe. >> now we know the fix was in. the logical thing is if the fix was in on the clinton investigation and then these same people top people at the f.b.i. started and ran the trump/russia investigation might there be bad things going on there as well? as you look at the text messages it sure looks like there is. >> over important context. strzok's boss according to director james comey was the one in the bureau who decided to keep senior congressional leadership in the dark about
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the existence of the russia probe and he who ordered not to brief the gang of eight at that time, sandra. >> sandra: what has been the response to the "new york times" story that broke last night? >> at the economic forum the president himself responded to the times and said the allegations he ordered the firing of special counsel robert mueller were incorrect. >> president trump: fake news, folks, fake news. typical "new york times" fake story. >> there was a meeting with white house counsel don mcgahn and others where president trump talked about the idea of firing mueller and asked mcgahn if he would talk to the deputy attorney general about that issue. mcgahn told the president in no uncertain terms that firing mueller would be disastrous. mcgahn was not ordered to fire mueller and then threatened to quit as reported by the times, sandra. >> sandra: thank you for your reporting on that. >> bill: the white house offering a new immigration plan
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including a path to citizenship for nearly two million so-called dreamers. in return the president would like democrats to concede on border security as well as a few other areas. mitch mcconnell saying he wants an agreement on this and other issues before the february 8 deadline for another government shutdown. that's a big ask. we'll see if they get there or how close in the end. mike emanuel live on the hill. good morning. initial reaction from key republicans on this framework. >> the headlines are the white house requesting $25 billion trust fund for the border wall and a path to citizenship for an estimated 1.8 million over the course of 10 to 12 years. david perdue says the white house framework is something that both republicans and democrats in the house and senate should be eager to support. we all want a good deal and here it is. a key house conservative says what is critical is that border security and addressing the root of the problem are the priorities. >> if the focus is where the american people elected us to
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do, border security, end chain migration, get rid of the visa lottery, e-verify and deal with sanctuary cities around the country. if the focus is there and then we deal with daca that's something the american people with except and consistent with the mandate in the 2016 election. >> hard liners are calling it amnesty which suggests it is a compromise on a very complicated issue. >> bill: what about the other side? democrats are saying what? >> house democrats have been very critical. new york democratic congressman crowley saying it isn't an immigration proposal, it is a ransom note. new jersey senator who may be running for president in 2020 says spendsing billions on a border wall is unacceptable to him. >> there is not a senator in congress that doesn't want secure borders. but the way this president is going about it seems to be more about a campaign promise and campaign rhetoric than what is best to secure this country. >> a lot of folks on capitol
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hill complained not knowing what the president wants. now they do. bill. >> bill: thank you, mike. more to come. >> sandra: joining us for more on this chris wallace the anchor of fox news sunday. good morning to you. mitch mcconnell deadline february 8th for a deal to get done. is that realistic? >> well look, you could get something done. you could get a deal done over the weekend. there are wide differences. people say a compromise is a situation where nobody is happy, nobody is happy with the president's plan as mike laid out. hard liners think it is amnesty for people who came to this country illegally. the dreamers no matter what the circumstances. as you hear from the left wing of the democratic party they're saying it is well, one comment a ransom note. too tough when it comes to payment of $25 billion for the wall. and the end to chain migration. this isn't going to be the final plan. if they get a deal it will have to soften the edges on both
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sides of this. but it is i think important and an important concession by the president because he is saying here for the first time that people who were brought into the country illegally, what the dreamers were, he is willing to give them a path to citizenship and that will give heartburn to a lot of immigration hard liners. >> sandra: it's a big deal and possibly a game changer. but when you hear what lindsey graham has to say about all this hearing the president push his own plan, the white house pushing this sort of agenda, here is what he has to say. >> appreciate all the input from the white house. mitch mcconnell decided the body will find its own voice and not locked down by thinking what the house might do or what the white house might do. we'll move on our own. >> sandra: move on our own. where does that put things? >> you had this group of 20, 25 moderates who helped bring the government back into operation. ended the shutdown. they are calling themselves the common sense coalition. and to a certain degree in the
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end they will take the president's framework, mitch mcconnell said he wanted to know what the president wanted. now he knows. they'll have to work with this and see if they can get to 60 votes with something. the problem, of course, in 2013 they passed a major universal -- all of the people in this country illegally. 11, 12, 15 million passed the senate with about i think more than 70 votes and just dead on arrival in the house. that's always the problem. you will get a deal probably out of the senate but can you get something that will also pass the house which has a much tougher, hard line republican caucus? that's the real question here. >> sandra: the drama is setting up. meanwhile those lost text messages have now been found, chris wallace. the doj was able to get ahold of these text messages exchanged by these two top f.b.i. officials. and trey gowdy is your guest this weekend and he is saying they reveal the fix was in.
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what do you think? >> well, i think that's going a little far. i think it's more disturbing with what they're saying about the clinton investigation that you have lisa page and peter strzok, these two f.b.i. officials saying let's go easy on hillary clinton when we go into that july 1 interview with her because she may be the next president and this wouldn't be good for our careers. that's very disturbing to hear they were talking about pulling their punches and peter strzok was in the interview, lisa page wasn't. as to whether you can go far enough to say the fix was in on the clinton investigation. that seems to me going a little too far at this point. let's find out what actually happened. as far as the trump investigation, remember as soon as robert mueller the special counsel found out that peter strzok was involved in this biased and improper text exchanges with lisa page he took them off the investigation last may. who is to say what has happened
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since then? >> sandra: do you believe the president, as things move forward with mueller and this probe, do you see the president sitting down for an interview with him? >> well, he said just before he left for davos that he was eager to do it and looking forward to doing it. i think it's pretty hard not to. remember, even if he voluntarily don't agree to an interview, then you can get robert mueller going to a grand jury getting a court order, a subpoena, and the president can't avoid a subpoena. nobody is above the law. that's what ended up getting bill clinton to sit before a grand jury back in the monica lewinsky case. >> sandra: he will take the advice of his lawyers on this one. would you do it under oath? he said yes. we'll see. >> can i quickly say about that. it doesn't matter whether you're underoath. the f.b.i. don't have to administer the oath. if you lie to an f.b.i. agent as michael flynn and george
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papadopoulos it is a crime in and of itself. the oath issue is a red herring. if you talk to the f.b.i. you are in effect under oath. if you lie to them you're breaking the law. >> sandra: always good to see you. you'll see more of him this weekend. tune into fox news sunday. chris will sit down for an interview with trey gowdy at 2:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. eastern on the fox news channel. check your local listings. >> bill: joe manchin the democrat from west virginia said we need a wall. we need to build the wall. we'll see how that goes as debate continues. much more in a moment here wrapping up a busy week including president trump's sales pitch overseas. world economic forum in davos, switzerland. he says he is america's greatest cheerleader. how was that message received? our panel will get on that moments away. >> sandra: growing calls from republican lawmakers to unveil a controversial memo suggesting surveillance abuse by the
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department of justice and the f.b.i. aimed at the trump campaign so will the gop go public? we'll pull that question to republican congressman pete king. there he is on deck next. >> this whole investigation that the special prosecutor started out trying to prove that trump's incoming administration colluded with the russians. now what you actually have is the department of justice colluding with the democratic party. when did you see the sign? when i needed to create a better visitor experience. improve our workflow. attract new customers. that's when fastsigns recommended fleet graphics. yeah! now business is rolling in. get started at g new cars. yeah! now business is rolling in. you're smart. you already knew that. but 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. now you're even smarter. this is truecar.
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>> sandra: fox news alert on that four-page memo, house republicans are calling explosive. they say it outlines alleged surveillance abuse by the f.b.i. and the justice department and claim it will show misconduct targeting the trump campaign. here is republican congressman daryl issa on the issue. >> it is a roadmap to the support documents would also have to be made available of just how bad it is. and just how wrong. >> sandra: meaning what? >> the actions were taken -- this memo alleges actions -- i read it. i believe and i can't authenticate one versus another. many have been reported. now is a question you see the memo and gives you the roadmap to what happened. >> sandra: peter king serves on the house intelligence committee. you were one of the first people to push for this memo to
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be revealed. will we see it? >> yes, i actually made the motion in the committee to have it made available to the entire congress and i expect it to be made available to the public very soon. the reason i say that is under the rules to make it public we have to actually vote it out of the intelligence committee and actually have it made public. it gets sent to the president of the united states and he has five days to decide whether or not it's published or not published. if he says no we have the option to take it to the house of representatives in a closed session where it will be debated. i would think that the committee, we're a majority, we'll vote to have it made public and i would expect the president to go along with that. i would say within the next week, 10 days, two weeks at the most it should be made public. what we have to make sure is there is nothing in there at all which can tip an enemy off as to what methods we use or sources we have. i don't think -- i've looked
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through it carefully. i don't think there is a real issue on that. you are talking about a few words here or there or not change the thrust of the memo at all. >> sandra: why so adamant about the public's need to see this? what's in there? >> basically it shows very serious mistakes or negligence or intentionally not complying with the rules as to what has to be done to begin an investigation, to have certain procedures followed. i can't go into detail other than saying that as i read this, there was no basis at all for having the type of investigation that was conducted by the federal government, by the f.b.i. there was not enough evidence there and i wish i could go further than that. when the memo comes out you'll see. proper procedures were not followed at a high level matter such as this where as far as i know for the first time ever investigating a presidential
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campaign, everything should have been followed and it wasn't here. >> sandra: 10 to 12 weeks is the time frame? >> i'm saying 10 to 12 days, i'm sorry. >> sandra: you are talking less than two weeks the public will be able to see what's in this memo potentially. what impact will it have on investigations, accountability? what does it lead to? >> i think it will lead to much further debate. i think again the memo is very serious. i don't want to overstate it but i think anyone who looks at this honestly will say wait a minute. proper procedures were not followed. i'm not talking about technicalities. procedures that go right to the heart of this case and i have said all along and i'm on the committee investigating this, all that i've seen and been there for almost all the witnesses, certainly for all the major witnesses and i have not seen any evidence at all of any collusion between the trump campaign, between president trump and the russians. there is none what wha* so ever
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that i've seen nothing remotely credible. on the dossier which they rely on, all the information comes from a former spy, sources in russia. it makes it interesting as to where he got the information and actually it was colluding with the russians. in that instance the only fact we can look at was michael kohn, the president's lawyer, was supposed to be in prague meeting with russian agents. he was never in prague in his life. on the dates in question he could say where he was in the united states. it is things like that that form the basis for this investigation. again, to be investigating a presidential campaign on such flimsy evidence looks like a political hit job. >> sandra: you have been on this from the beginning, congressman pete king. we'll see where this goes. you are forecasting less than two weeks the public may get a look inside this memo. >> bill: in a moment remember
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>> lawyers for paula jones filed suit in little rock's federal district court. >> there was a mob scene.
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press. they didn't know about us at the time. we walked past them. i had the stack of complaints with me. and i passed them along to the clerk. all hell breaks loose. >> it is the complaint. they're filing it. craziness at the clerk's office. we get in the elevator. the cameras are up to our noses. they are now following us out of the building. >> bill: on it went from there. a woman by the name of paula jones suing president clinton for sexual harassment way back in the 1990s. this for an alleged incident when he was governor of arkansas before going to the white house that started a high stakes political drama featured in part two of scandalous, a new series editing on the fox news channel. joseph cammarata was the attorney representing paula jones in that case.
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do you remember the first time you met her? >> i recall a woman who was -- she was overwhelmed by what she was about to have happen. she was a woman that really just wanted to have her good name cleared. she wanted -- all she wanted was an apology. we spent a good part of two days negotiating with bob bennett. the president's lawyer at the time, to obtain an apology. we came close but the white house blew up the deal and we had no alternative but to file a lawsuit. >> bill: it led to a government shutdown, an eventual impeachment in the white house -- in the house against the president. all that came four or six years later, right? >> right. it was quite a time. in between there we had the supreme court that ruled no president has a right to immunity from a civil lawsuit unrelated to their office. >> bill: when you look at this
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deposition that bill clinton gave to ken starr's team. that was the moment where, you know, the tense of the word be was desifered. do you know whether or not president trump talks to robert mueller, did you see that deposition as a perjury trap? >> it can't be perjury if you're telling the truth. i think it is bill clinton doing his best at the time to avoid accountability. he later admitted that he lied to the grand jury. and that formed the basis of the impeachment charge. so there are a lot of facts that if you want to go back to trump now, there are a lot of facts that presumably president trump would need to master but he knows where his head was at
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on the various activities that he was engaged in. so i don't think it's a perjury trap. and if you take president trump at his word and we have no reason not to, he said there was no collusion. there was no obstruction of justice and he wants to get this matter behind him. i think those are all good points. >> bill: i've seen the first two segments of the series. it is pretty extraordinary. the things that you recall from back then. what did you think looking back on it, joseph? >> it was an extraordinary time. i was a young lawyer. i had a lot more hair at the time. >> bill: barely changed, come on. >> it was amazing to have a case that attracted so much attention nationally and internationally. it was a very, very good learning experience for me professionally. i think that it was quite an important case to be on and i'm
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glad i was on it. i had a wonderful client in paula jones who really all she wanted was to have her good name and reputation restored and tried to work to get that done. >> bill: what is she doing now? >> she is in california, married and has a couple of kids. >> bill: joseph cammarata going down memory lane. nice to see you again. to our viewers, the premier of scandalous part two, a woman named paula airs sunday night at 8:00 eastern time. if you miss part one you can see that at 7:00 eastern time on sunday night. >> sandra: we look forward to that. president trump selling america to the international community. come and do your business in the usa. waiting for him at home a "new york times" report that he tried to fire special counsel robert mueller. the president calls it fake news. our panel digs into that one.
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>> president trump: i've been a cheerleader for our country. everybody representing a company or country has to be a cheerleader or no matter what you do it is not going to work. the reason i'm a cheerleader is because it's easy. because i love our country and i think we're just doing really well. >> bill: that was a significant message today. president trump about 90 minutes ago at the world economic forum in davos, switzerland. now en route back to the white house. urging the world to come to america to do business because we're open for business. i want to welcome michael starr hopkins and kris wilson.
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gentlemen, how are you? good day to both of you. do you have your pompoms ready? chris, what about the message of america's cheerleader? in my view it was a major point he wanted to drive home today >> one of his better speeches. it was important because of where he delivered it, in davos. i think the two takeaways i had from the speech is one, it was a more pro trade message than i'm used to hearing coming out of the administration. the debannonization of this white house and took the immigration message overseas as well. he is very dialed in on ending chain migration, the lottery and tying it back to other countries to help with that. overall the economic strength and sort of the america's cheerleader and the citing of statistics and showing how much the american economy is improving and continues to improving and his favorability is up slightly and the numbers of people saying he has done a good job with the economy is over 50%.
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>> bill: have you used debannonization before? >> no, right here, first time. >> i thought the speech was a good speech. he sounded less like stephen miller and more like ronald reagan. the words were good when he stays on the teleprompter. he has to address things like income and equality making sure the average american is seeing the benefits that wall street is seeing. the speech was good. now he has to back it up with action. >> bill: two more points. here is the president taking on the media during that question and answer, the q & a before leaving davos. >> president trump: as a businessman i was always treated really well by the press. the numbers speak and things happen. it wasn't until i became a politician that i realized how nasty, how mean, how vicious and how fake the press can be as the cameras start going off in the back. but overall, the bottom line,
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somebody said they couldn't have been that bad because here we are. we're president. >> bill: you heard the smattering across the room. cnn said trump slams media. then they said trump booed at davos. there were a few boos, a couple folks walked out. but you heard it yourself, michael. what did you think of his statement and reaction there? >> i thought it was beneath the president. a free press is a pillar of democracy and when the president punches down and talks about fake news just because he doesn't like the coverage i think it does all of us a disservice. >> bill: chris were you offended? >> i wasn't offended. it was misplaced. he was on a solid roll and getting positive feedback. >> bill: he is always ribbing the media, right? >> part of his message. >> bill: there is this big story whether or not "the new york times" is reporting that don mcgahn his attorney did not
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carry out and order to fire bob mueller. john roberts is reporting it was brought up in a conversation and then it was dropped. i asked newt gingrich about that last hour how he frames these competing stories and this is how he sees it. >> historians will look back on this period as schizophrenic insanity. on the one hand you have genuine f.b.i. information coming out about clearly covering up for hillary clinton in ways that are astonishing which probably won't make page one of the "new york times." on the other hand, you have a non-story about a non-event. if the president didn't actually fire mueller, even if the president got really angry and said i would love to fire mueller, there is no event there. >> bill: no there there? >> there are two main issues out of it that are negative. it fuels the fire that believe trump has something to hide and the second one adds to the narrative this is a
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dysfunctional decision making organization which the president is constantly having to be talked down by senior aides. they don't reflect well on the white house. >> bill: my guess is, michael, that this story broke based on some of the interviews that have been done with bob mueller's team, those at the white house. what is your take on it? >> i think that's true. if i take off my political hat. i was a criminal defense attorney in manhattan. when you start to look at these as not just isolated incidents it begins to sew consciousness of guilt which is what prosecutors look for. he has put himself in a dangerous position. if he testifies and tells the truth he may incriminate himself. if he doesn't testify he risks being subpoenaed. the president is in a bad position. i think his presidency now there are questions about whether it's at risk. >> bill: interesting. hum. we'll see what happens, folks, right? thank you, michael. thank you, chris. you guys have a good weekend. appreciate your time.
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>> sandra: fox news alert this morning. a deadly fire ripping through a hospital in south korea killing at least 37 people and injuring many more. the fire one of the most deadly there in years. senior foreign affairs correspondent greg palkot is live in london on this for us, greg. good morning. >> hi, sandra. south korea is in shock following this horrible early morning fire there. it happened to the south of seoul at a small hospital for the elderly. many of the dead over 80. one was 96 years old. of the injuries many critical. the flames and smoke ripping through the lower floors. the intensive care unit of the hospital. most of the casualties were from suffocation. many survivors had to be lowered from upper floors and took three hours for the firefighters to put out the blaze. no cause identified yet. possibly a short circuit in the electrical system of the
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hospital but there was critically no safety sprinklers in the hospital according to the owners it wasn't required by law for this small a building to have those. public safety has been a major political issue in south korea. last month there was another fire in a health spa in seoul that left 29 dead. there have been past fires, transport accidents. it is calling into question standards across the country. it is a booming economy there but also a raising age average, a large age population. of course, finally, sandra, this all comes two weeks before the olympics starting there. no real reason why south korean president moon staged an emergency cabinet meeting trying to get to the bottom of it. safety first across the board. back to you. >> sandra: thank you. >> bill: so sad there. democrats meanwhile slamming the white house after a new offer to protect two million dreamers in america. will democrats do a deal with this white house?
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why president trump is blaming barack obama for the current situation. that's coming up. >> sandra: a wild scene in a grocery store as shoppers come to blows over a popular treat. what in the world happened here? ♪ olay regenerist shatters the competition. hydrating skin better than prestige creams costing over $100, $200, and even $400. for skin that looks younger than it should. fact check this ad in good housekeeping. olay regenerist. ageless.
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>> bill: talk about craving sweets. customers punching and pushing one another to buy nutella on sale. the price was slashed by 70% and the joint went nuts. the company who makes it said it had nothing to do with the discount. folks there had a lot to do with chaos. >> sandra: the essentials are
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milk, bread, eggs. there are house olds that have to have nutella. >> bill: what would i want to fight for in a supermarket? cookies and cream ice cream? if that was the last option maybe i would get in there and see what i could get. i love it. >> sandra: things you didn't know about bill hemmer. >> bill: grab something for the hemmer on the way. >> president trump: it should have been solved by president obama. it would have been easier to solve when he had the house and senate. they could have solved it in a day. but they didn't solve it. he didn't solve things and he did something that he didn't have the right to do. >> sandra: president trump blaming his predecessor for the current stand off over immigration as they roll out a path for citizenship for nearly two million dreamers in exchange for $25 billion in border wall funding. democrats already slamming the plan saying the administration lacks credibility on this issue. >> the white house
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unfortunately has proven unreliable and wildly unpredictable. within the course of hours they say different things. every time the president moves forward on one thing, his staff pulls him back and undoes what he has said. >> sandra: let's bring in marc thiessen and a fox news contributor. it is so difficult to tell how it will end. interesting to hear the president blaming his predecessor, president obama, for where things are today because you just wrote a piece doing the same thing. why? >> absolutely. not just obama, chuck schumer. in 2008 barack obama campaigned on a promise to make comprehensive immigration reform and passing the dream act be one of the first things he did when he got to the oval office. he promised ramos it might not be in the first 100 days but in the first year he would introduce and push for a bill for comprehensive immigration reform.
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democrats controlled the white house, house and had a 60-vote filibuster proof majority in the senate. nothing that could stop them from passing it. they didn't even introduce a bill. you know who was responsible for producing the bill? chuck schumer in 2009 succeeded ted kennedy as the chairman of the immigration subcommittee responsible for doing the bill. he didn't do his job. nancy pelosi was the speaker of the house. they didn't care enough helping illegal immigrants to get this done and then republicans took over and all of a sudden they had to negotiate and they didn't want to do it. so they had the window to do this and they chose not to. now they are responsible for this stand-off we have today. >> sandra: weigh in on what you just heard from chuck schumer talking about how the president has been handling this issue saying that the white house has been unreliable and unpredictable. he said this president moves forward on one thing and staff
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pulls him back and undoes whatever he says. >> that's just an excuse for chuck schumer not wanting to negotiate with donald trump. what donald trump did this week is extraordinary. he put out a proposal offering a path to citizenship for 1.8 million illegal immigrants who are currently in this country. that's more than double the number of people who were covered under obama's daca proposal. not just legal status which is what trump had been talking about. he offered a path to citizenship. amnesty. he put forward an offer that includes amnesty. hard to take from his base. as trump said i can stand on fifth avenue and shoot somebody and my base is with me. look at chuck schumer. he took the wall off the table saying no money for a wall. there is not going to be a deal without a wall. so if you put this in front of the american people and say
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donald trump, who campaigned against illegal immigration is offering amnesty to 1.8 million people in exchange for a wall and chuck schumer is saying no, who do you think they will think is more reasonable? >> sandra: $25 billion in funding for that wall. we're back where we started. are democrats going to agree to anything here? will they hand this president a victory when it comes to immigration? >> give him a wall. what's wrong with a wall? you may not think it's the best thing in the world. >> sandra: that's not the only issue democrats have, though. let's talk chain migration they will have a major issue with that as well. >> chain migration is all that trump is proposing on chain migration is limit it to the nuclear family. your sixth cost cousin can't come in. people are bringing in 20, 25, 30 people behind them. most are reasonable proposal. an immigration system based on merit rather than visa lottery.
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these are not controversial proposals. they have to negotiate. i fully understand that chuck schumer won't give donald trump a check for $25 billion in exchange for 1.8 million illegal immigrants but he might -- donald trump might accept a trade of $25 billion for let's say comprehensive immigration reform that addresses all 11 million who haven't committed crimes. he campaigned on that, remember. during the campaign. so they have to negotiate. these are starting -- >> sandra: that's marc thiessen on this issue. we thank you for coming on the program this morning. always good to see you. >> bill: more to come, too, right? a great escape firing up the internet. have you seen this? check it out. see what happens when that
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>> six minutes away on "happening now" president trump takes his america first message to world leaders in davos. how did he do? plus drug lordel chapo making a promise to jurors. a symbol of american know how. the world's fastest ocean liner s.s. united states. now she is in danger of sailing off to the scrap yard. we'll tell you about the effort to save her at the top of the hour. >> bill: thank you, jon. see you in a moment. president trump telling the world america is open for business. his administration sending
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mixed signals when it comes to trade and the dollar. rich edson is watching this now. what are countries telling you. trying to figure out the trade policy? >> they are trying to figure out if the united states will start a so-called trade war. more tariffs and other things. it pulled the united states from that massive 12-nation trade deal the trans-pacific partnership and threatened to get out of nafta. wants to renegotiate that and put on tariffs for imported washing machines and solar panels. at the world economic forum in davos the president called out what seemed to be china. >> we cannot have free and open trade if some countries exploit the system at the expense of others. we support free trade but it needs to be fair and it needs
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to be reciprocal because in the end, unfair trade undermines us all. >> in 2017 the u.s. had about a $344 billion trade deficit with china. the president during the 2016 campaign vilified china but avoided a trade war with china. as for consumers, look, these policies can be good for those who are looking to buy in the country. those open policies. but it can hurt manufacturing and that's the balance the administration is trying to strike. >> bill: rich edson thank you so much. >> sandra: as we've been mentioning the president is on his way back now from davos after pushing his america first strategy. so how was his message received? we'll take a look. ♪ ♪
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safety gate for his 2-year-old daughter that didn't work very well. and there she goes. up and over two safety gates. as you can see the parents huddled down on the floor there taking the video. they are going to get where they want to go. we have to leave it there. happy weekend. >> to you as well. >> "happening now" starts now. >> jon: america is open for business. that's the message from president trump to a collection of world leaders and ceos at the world economic forum in davos, switzerland. >> happy friday to you. i'm leah gabriel. president trump is on his way back to washington after taking his america first agenda to a gathering of the global elite in switzerland touting a revival of the u.s. economy and american spirit say when


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