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friday night on the trump era. ed henry in for shannon bream is up next. fox news will be covering every angle of this story. ♪ >> this is a fox news alert. attorney general jeff sessions has fired the former deputy fbi director andrew mccabe. mccabe going on the attack. laying the blame for dismissal almost entirely on president trump. >> this can't be a political hit job. it's opr, the office of professional responsibility got documentation that he violated his oath as an fbi agent and lied. >> newly obtained text messages are showing that the fbi agent peter strzok was close friends with u.s. district court judge rudolph cocontreras. >> he had a relationship
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with peter strzok and didn't want us to find it out. >> total destruction. >> look at this. 16 do feet the 1 for the first time in ncaa history. ♪ ♪ [bagpipes] ed: nice music. little bar. pete: if i could conceive of a dream show it would be this morning. a bar on the plaza. it is saint patty's day. ed: march madness. pete: there it is right there. the university of maryland baltimore county 16 seed beat uva last night first time in ncaa history. 16 beats a 1.
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ed: unreal. ainsley: happy saint patrick's day. happy saint patrick's day to my husband patrick and my son patrick and my husband's brother patrick. ed: i have a son named patrick. pete: little irish he had huge day, huge show. ed: filling in for shannon a pint of guinness by laura ingraham. we didn't because of the story you are about to mention. pete: if you were asleep last night and not watching ed, which you should have been doing. some huge news breaking last night. we lead this morning with that fox news alert. attorney general jeff sessions has fired fbi deputy director andrew, andy, mccabe. in a statement last night from the attorney general jeff sessions he said this: he said the fbi's opr, office of professional
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responsibility reviewed the report and underlying documents and issued a disciplinary proposal recommending the dismissal of mr. mccabe. both the oig and fbi office of personal responsibility. reports concluded that mr. mccabe had made an unauthorized disclosure to the news media and lacked candor, including under oath, on multiple occasions. we heard in this might happen. a lot of people speculated that it wouldn't. but last night he was fired. rachel: lacked candor washington speak for lying. ed: correct. rachel: the president getting in on this, it was a midnight tweet? ed: it was. rachel: andrew mccabe fired. a great day for the hard working men and women of the fbi. a great day for democracy. sanctimonious, james comey. comey doesn't get to escape this one, was his boss and made mccabe look like a choir boy. he knew all about the lies and corruption going on at the highest levels of the fbi. the president clearly happen with this result.
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ed: reason why he is saying it's a great day for the men and women of the fbi. about 15 fbi officials in recent years have made false statements in one form or another where they were not technically under oath and they lost their job, they lost pensions. so, i think the key here is accountability. the key is making sure the rules apply to everyone equally. that doesn't happen a lot in washington. it does not appear like it happened with the hillary clinton email investigation when others who have mishandled sensitive and classified information have faced severe punishment, maybe even jail. and andrew mccabe, let's not foreguest was overseeing the hillary clinton investigation shortly after his wife was running for political office in virginia, receiving political money from terry mcauliff an ally of the clintons. pete: great points. for the fbi's office of professional responsibility to do this is very rare. especially someone at this level. it's not a political office. almost unheard of someone of 21 years for this to happen.
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you made such great point. lacked candor is washington speak for lying. unauthorized disclosure to the news media, washington speak for leaking. and when someone that high does that i think it restores confidence. most countries corrupt officials get away with the money. they are never held accountable. i feel like with this move you feel like you got a piece of america back. you got a piece of law and order back where the actual standards matter and whether you are andrew mccabe or lowest official at the fbi you are not allowed to you lie to the fbi. rachel: we have seen before where lois learner she was let go. you reach a certain level of government if you are high enough, you just kind of skate by. this is why when the president said i'm going to drain the swamp. i'm going to restore confidence and rule of law, this is what i think people want to see. that everybody is held to equal standards. ed: there can be an arrogance in the swamp when you attain a certain level. lois learner or someone else. andrew mccabe is finally speaking out.
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he hasn't been able to say much obviously while he was at the fbi. heemhere is a statement he put out very anally attacking the president. saying for the last year and a half my family and i have been the targets of an unrelenting assault on our reputation and my service to this country. he goes on to say president's tweets have amplified and exacerbated it. he called for my firing. he called for me to be stripped of my pension after more than 20 years of service. this attack on my credibility is one part of a larger effort not to slander me personally but to taint the fbi. he goes on to say, andrew mccabe, that he believes the real reason is that the president wants to taint him as a witness before the special counsel investigation, destroy his credibility. a big question for andrew mccabe this morning did you destroy your own credibility with your actions within the fbi. rachel: or take down the fbi's credibility as you do that? i think this is really not just about, you know, equal justice under the law. the citizens could see this.
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but this, i think is also the beginning of cleaning up the reputation of the fbi that has been really sullied by james comey, by andrew mccabe. pete: a lot of this is the result of an investigation that started as early as january of 2017. to accuse and make this just a political slap is not to be fair to the process that's been ongoing for a long time. someone who has been uncovering things throughout that process is sara carter. information we gleaned had to rip out of these investigations have come from her oftentimes. she talked about the mccabe firing last night and why she doesn't think it's a political hit job. listen. >> this can't be a political hit job. it's o. r. the office of professional responsibility got documents, provable facts that he violated his oath as an fbi agent and lied. and who did he lie to? he lied to the inspector general. he probably lied to other fbi agents. and this could be leading to criminal charges. one thing that i did hear is that mccabe has said over and over again if i go down,
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i'm taking everybody else. rachel: that's interesting. very interesting. ed: if andrew mccabe had gone off into the sun set with a pension $1.8 million, if the actuarial tables play out and he lives to 83 years old or something like that. he would be happy and have the pension and go off with his reputation intact or at least somewhat. now he is very angry and already is lashing out at the president. and says in that statement he's basically a witness before the special counsel probe. is he now going to be an angry witness? is that going to tilt what he says in the days ahead? rachel: or is it going to lead to a book deal where he slanders everybody as well. we can imagine he will have to make some money since he is not getting his pension. democrats are also lashing out right now. representative eric swalwell, full screen, he tweeted gloat now but you will be fired soon and it's not going to be done cowardly as you have done to
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so many who have served you. there is a storm gathering, mr. president. and it's going to wipe out you and your corrupt organization all the way down to the studs. wow. pete: that is the mind set of leftists in this country. whatever you do, mr. president, it's wrong. we're going to win in the 2018 mid terms and we will try to impeach you. ed: what happened to wait until the facts in the special counsel investigation and say you're going to be fired, you're going down. just throwing it out there. on the other hand in the case of mccabe you had, as you noted, the office of professional responsibility alan dershowitz liberal law professor was on with laura ingraham last night and basically saying this opr office is either seen as nonpartisan or sometimes protecting its own. and protecting fbi officials too much. so, for them to say you acted inappropriately and should be fired, that's a big deal. pete: absolutely. rachel: it's a big deal and also points to the need that the people working there know they need to clean
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their image up and this is a good first step. pete: do you know who else needs to clean their image up? journalists. we will play it for you. >> very disturbing the president has been gunning for andrew mccabe since the campaign. this kind of friday night massacre is a little concerning. >> is there any comparison to nixon's saturday night massacre? >> yeah, this will be known as the friday night slaughter. it's done in a kind of cloak of secrecy late at night in a bizarre fashion. i think we can say tonight that the trump white house is at war with our fbi. >> deputy fbi director. >> yes, yes. >> was fired. >> oh. [crowd boos] >> really? >> that doesn't really effect anything but it's just mean. pete: a guy who did the wrong thing got fired and it's just mean. if i was in the military and dishonorably discharged after 20 years because did i something wrong i don't get a pension.
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somehow mean for this guy. ed: couldn't get talking points straight. let's call it the friday night massacre. let's call it the friday night slaughter. they couldn't get the talking points straight. rachel: get the headlines and get back to the massacre. engineer reported cracks in the bridge at florida international university two days before its deadly collapse. >> i was calling to share with you some information about the fiu pedestrian bridge and cracking that's been observed on the north end of the span. we have looked at it and obviously repairs or whatever will have to be done but from a safety perspective we don't see that there is any issue there. rachel: the engineer leaving a message to the florida department of transportation employee who didn't hear it until after the collapse, killing six people. two of those victims now identified fiu student alexa duran was driving under the overpass while construction
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worker navarro brown was on top of the bridge making repairs. russia expelling 23 russian diplomats overnight as part of a spy poisoning standoff. this in response to the u.k. kicking out 23 russians, putin's foreign minister also closing the british council and preventing the opening of a general consulate in st. petersburg. it all comes after exrussian spy and daughter critically injured in a london nerve agent attack. russia denies any involvement. the ultimate family upset has finally happened. >> the madness has hit its peak as a 16 defeats a 1 for the first time in ncaa history. rachel: the university of maryland baltimore county knocking off number one overall seed virginia. top seeds had won the previous 135 games against 16 seeds. and another shocker. 13 seed marshall beats 4th
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seed wichita state 81-75. pete: miracle whip is what they say becomes the first 16 seed to have won. ed: i live in. washington park this is a stepsister. they haven't gotten a lot of respect now they got it. pete: they don't have a football team. they only have a basketball team. the retrievers are on top of america this morning. congratulations. ed: a lot more news coming, hillary clinton making headlines after trashing the president yet again. >> whole campaign make america great again was looking backwards. ed: it's just one of the many clips from this busy week in politics. we will show you how americans reacted to the back and forth next. pete: guess who has an opinion about anthony collin kaepernick, oj simpson. what the juice had to say coming up.
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succeeding more than you are. whatever your problem is, i'm going to solve it. ed: the excuses keep piling up. >> this is a really, really sad moment. a lot of people were talking about her comment about women. this was worse according to republicans. they gave it an f. i will say f minus it was on the floor. independents a d and democrats c plus. ed: democrats c plus? >> which isn't a great grade to give hillary clinton. they are saying enough is enough already. it's never a good idea to look down your nose at people. if you are trying to help them and change their minds, don't be condescending. don't be pejorative. that's what she has done throughout the election and did here. that's going to haunt her. can i imagine in 2020 this is going to be cycling over and over again in campaign ads. these are the kind of people you want to represent you? i don't think so. ed: senate democratic candidates running saying i don't want nothing to do with it time to leave the stage. someone else has made
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condescending statements crumbs. nancy pelosi at it again. watch. >> border, did you see it? how high it is, the wall in i mean, really in a civilized society we would do something like that, as oobnoxious as it is. that's a community there with a border running through it okay, we have a difference of opinion on that. but a wall that big separating people, i mean, really? this is a big wall. ed: the president calls it a big beautiful wall the. >> republicans f, independents a d and democrats a b. she is completely out of touch with the american people. while she might think the law is a terrible idea and might be offended by it a lot of americans think it's a great idea. it means security. it means protection. it means a lot of important things to them. and so by her looking down on it and talking about it in such a way, it's alienating voters that she is frankly going to need. ed: joy behar can't stay out of the news, not a
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politician but a pundit who likes to inject politics into these debates and she and vice president pence have been going back and forth. >> i think vice president pence is right. i was raised to respect everyone's religious faith and i fell short of that i sincerely apologize for what i said. >> you know, this is exactly what she should have said but should have said it a long time ago. ed: it took a couple of weeks. >> it took a couple of weeks. republicans, independence and democrats there you go all gave it a c. right thing to say too late. split between whether people thought she was sincere. most people buy she was truthful in what she was saying. just to too little too late. ed: danger at the slopes out-of-control ski lift violently throwing people into the air. shocking video. you can hear it right there straight ahead. college cafeteria worker brought to tears when she thanked the president for passing the tax cuts. >> i am very grateful for
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the bonus when the college gave it to us. and i want to thank you, mr. president, and god bless you. ed: money into her retirement account. she thanked the president there emotionally. she will join us live next. eems. we didn't use it. wish we got money back on gym memberships. get money back hilarious. with claim-free rewards. switching to allstate is worth it. have discovered more ttheir irish roots...unity which means your smiling eyes might be irish too. order ancestrydna and find the surprises in you. just $69 through monday. get your kit today.
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ed: good morning again. quick headlines. illegal immigrant wanted by ice following a deadly hit and run turns himself. in ivan costanada free on bail after being charged and police say he was driving drunk and fled the scene of fiery crash. the 26-year-old will face trial before ice makes a decision on deportation. california mayor sparking outrage for sending out ice raid warnings was
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consulting, yes, with illegal immigration activists. oakland mayor libby schaaf is standing by her decision despite ice official saying hundreds of criminals may have escaped. the justice department is conducting a review of schaaf's actions. rachel? rachel: thank you, ed. a college cafeteria worker brought to tears as thanks president trump for tax reform. >> i am very grateful for the bonus when the college gave it to us and i put mine in savings for my retirement and i want to thank you, mr. president and god bless you. >> very nice. thank you very much. that's very nice. pete: her workplace college of the ozarks gave $204 bonuses to all employees in january as a result of tax cuts. that cafeteria worker bonnie brazil joins us now along with jerry davis who is the president of the college of the ozarks. thank you for joining us this morning, both of you, we appreciate it happy saint
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paddy's day. you are there in the presence of the president. you have a moment to thank him. you expressed your gratitude for this bonus. what that bonus did, what does it mean to you? >> i was very grateful for the bonus because the college didn't have to do that. rachel: right. bonnie you called it a blessing. nancy pelosi calls it crumbs. what do you think about that? >> it was a blessing. it didn't matter. pete: absolutely. >> what the size was. pete: mr. president, jerry, you know, you decided voluntarily to give these bonuses. what was the reason for that decision? >> that's right. when we noticed businesses across america giving bonuses and other considerations to their employees, we thought that was a good thing because i think we are all going to gain by the changes brought about by the tax bill.
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and we wanted to be a part of that and be a good example. it's especially appropriate here because the college of ozarks is a work college, work for a very unusual place. students come here who are of financial need. they all work on campus every semester. they do not have to borrow money. they graduate with no debt. and they work hard. we certainly are not an environment for snowflakes. rachel: graduating with no debt. that's music to my ears. bonnie, not a lot of people get to meet the president. yet, you were invited to sit at the head of this round table with the president. what does that feel like? you seemed emotional. what was going through your mind as you were sitting there? >> it was an amazing experience. i never dreamed that i would meet the president and
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personally thank him for the bonus. he really listened. he really cares for the american people. pete: you know, people out there, some will and some in the elite media will dismiss $204. those of us that understand working hard every day will acknowledge that's an important amount of money for a lot of people. when you heard about this bonus, did you tie it, initially, to the fact that the president had reformed the tax code? i mean, what was your response? >> i was really surprised the college didn't have to do that. but i was emotional because it touched my heart. i lo my job. i love working with the students. and to me that is priceless. pete: absolutely. rachel: jerry, the workers that received the bonuses understood that this was part of the tax cut benefit,
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correct? >> yes. we september out a note and explained to them where we had gotten the money to do that. pete: jerry, i have got to say college of the ozarks. i hadn't heard of it before preparing for this segment. you say no snowflakes aloud and no college debt. i hope your website is flooded with students looking for a college. >> we have lots of applications. but we are so very different and we think we teach character education here. students have to work hard. they also take a military science course because we want them to understand our country better and those who sacrifice for it we think the college of the ozarks reflect the building blocks that make america what it is. we don't think that these colleges that are whining about not dealing with adversity because their students amount to snowflakes, that doesn't fit here. we're trying to train leaders. can you imagine what about
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the marines that died in iwo jima, they wouldn't have been snowflakes. they had to deal with adversity. pete: amen. mr. president, we are a mile away from columbia university. forget columbia university give me the college of the ozarks and the principles you ever talking about. i think it's fantastic. bonnie and jerry, thank you very much for being here this morning. april. rachel: and happy saint patrick's day. >> thank you. rachel: fox news alert. attorney general jeff sessions fired deputy director andrew mccabe. tom fitton says this isn't the end of the mccabe story. it's just the beginning and he will join us live next. pete: and the third time is not the charm for united airlines. a flight diverted over yet another pet incident. find out what happened ahead. rachel: and it's saint patrick's day. so we are celebrating all morning with the new york metro pipe band and very own pub on the plaza. [bagpipes] e for the 'sleep number spring clearance event'
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pete: we are back with a fox news alert. attorney general jeff sessions firing andrew mccabe known as andy in the peter strzok and lisa page exchanges. after an investigation by the doj's office of professional responsibility.
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rachel: but mccabe firing back in a statement saying this entire investigation stems from my effort fully authorize under fbi rules to set the record straight on behalf of the bureau and make clear we are continuing an investigation, that people in the doj opposed. ed: our next guest says this is just the beginning of the saga. tom fitton joins us live. good morning, tom, you have been all over this before a lot of people. i guess, first of all, can you give us the other side of the story, mccabe saying this is all a witch-hunt and whatnot. for the office of professional responsibility to take the first step here seems like a big deal. give us a sense of what else may be coming. >> well, it is. you have both the inspector general's office of the justice department and the office of professional responsibility, both suggesting that mr. mccabe gave false statements to their investigators, which not only would be a firing offense but a potentially
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federal crime, which leads to the other issues will he be prosecuted for lying to investigators the way that general flynn, who mccabe targeted, was prosecuted for lying to fbi agents? i tell you, this is a big blow to the deep state efforts to target president trump. mccabe now has been branded by the internal watchdogs of the agencies he has been a part of for 20 years as being less than candid. and that infects every investigation he has been involved with now. it infects the clinton email investigation, the russia investigation, the fisa warrants, all of that now. the flynn investigation. all of that is further compromised and there are a lot of reasons that have been compromised to date. now the top, number two guy at the fbi is a documented liar according to their internal watchdogs. and that's why he has been fired. i can imagine he is upset
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about being called that by his colleagues in the agencies there, but it is a remarkable development and it shows you just how compromised this fbi was by comey's leadership. comey put this person in. he was his -- you know, mccabe was comey's protestor gay ancomey protege.he was accur misconduct for. pete: briefly, not just a liar but a leaker -- if we knew -- if there was anything on this president on collusion, i feel like it we would know it by now. does this put to bed that whole fallacy and ultimately does it turn the page to an investigation even more into the fbi? >> i don't know how many blows the russia collusion story is going to take before it dies the death it deserves. the mueller investigation is a zombie investigation. the dossier has been
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compromised. it is shown to be not worthy of investigation and now mccabe's involvement further undermines the whole russia probe. ed: tom fitton, thanks for joining us this morning. rachel: thanks for all the work at judicial watch. thank you. >> thank you. rachel: headlines, two long time new york city fire department members are among the seven killed in helicopter crash in iraq. lieutenant christopher are a rad zinitas providing support on nighttime mission when the hh 60 pave hawk hit a power line along the syrian border. serving third tour abroad. 39-year-old rogusso leaves behind a wife and two daughters. terrifying video, a ski lift malfunctioning running backwards uncontro uncontrollaby throwing people from their seats. take a look.
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[shouting] [screams] rachel: this accident happening at a ski resort in the country of georgia. 11 people are hurt. none with life threatening injuries. the cause is still under investigation. pete: insane video. rachel: horrible. now even oj simpson is calling out anthem kneeler collin kaepernick for disrespecting the flag. he told buffalo news i thought he made a bad choice disprping the flag. he shouldn't have been disrespectful. the flag represents what we want america to be. simpson was released from prison in october after serving nine years on kidnapping and robbery charges. ed: when you are getting lectures from oj. pete: thanks guy who committed a double homicide. anyway, just saying. ed: rick, pass it off to rick. rick: guys, i have no idea what's going on right now. [bagpipes] rick: here is what i know it's my mom's birthday so i
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assume this is her saint patrick's day celebration for my mom. wow, i'm kind of glad that's done, guys. it's hard to be right in the middle of all of that. it's intense. >> i didn't even hear it. >> i bet you are used to it it's normal. i'm standing behind the bar. no bartender. i will make the drinks this morning. let's talk a little bit of weather. it's chilly out there. there has been a lot of weather going on and this active pattern we are in doesn't seem like it's going to change at all any time soon. in fact, another storm coming towards the east. we had a really rough morning from chicago down to ohio where we have got some snow and little bit of freezing rain going on. being very careful out on the roads. snow and rain across the west. active pattern will continue. this is how this storm plays out moves across the west and central plains. more moisture picked up tomorrow in across parts of the south and then watching a potential nor'easter, it would be the fourth coming across parts of the northeast for the day on tuesday. give you more information right here. send it back to you right
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now. rachel: thank you, rick. happy birthday, mom. it's saint patrick's day and we are all celebrating all morning with new york metro pipe band bagpipers. pete: very own pub as you saw with rick in it on the plaza. ed: joining us now is tim hurley, ambassador of tullamor dew. >> we are in new york and have a serious saint patrick's day quiz. rachel: you should do all the news with that accent. i love it awesome. pete: all morning long. >> this is a serious quiz. i hope have you been practicing for the past 365 days. ed: prize, what do we get? >> a full bottle of irish whiskey. and this is going to be multiple choice. paddles at the ready our first question is what percent of americans claim irish heritage? is it a 10%?
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b, 33%? or c 48%, right? pete: claim, right? rachel: on saint patrick's day. ed: 33%. rachel: me, too i will change mine to c. ed: i'm going a. >> the answer is a. ed: says the only person of irish dissent. >> today you don't need irish passport everyone claims. where is the world's largest shamrock from ireland, nebraska or c massachusetts. >> i only know of shamrock shakes at mcdonald's. i'm going to go with b. i'm sticking with b. going with middle america. rachel: ireland. >> it's wooster isn't it? i made that mistake once. >> it's b. o'neil, nebraska. rachel: trying to support irish answers.
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it's like nebraska. >> everyone gets to claim it today. where was the first saint patrick's day parade a boston? b dublin and c gullway. pete: where is galway? >> ireland. pete: hearing it's more aggressively celebrated here than ireland. >> you are very good at celebrating saint patrick's day. you all have it right 1737 boston the home of the world's first saint patrick's day parade. brian: ed, we are neck and neck here. >> where was he born scotland, b right home in ireland or c wales? rachel: i'm going to say c wales. >> this is neck and neck here. all right again. i'm just happy it wasn't england, okay? pete: ed and i are tied. ed: we have to split the bottle in half.
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we are sharing. happy saint patrick's day. rachel: saint patrick's day. >> thank you. pete: want to read the first line of that in irish accent? coming up. general michael flynn back on the scene hitting the campaign trail in california this morning explosive new revelation about the recused judge from his case. ed: you are not going to want to miss that pipe band is here they are live and celebrating saint patrick's day all morning long [bagpipes] it's easy to think that all money managers are pretty much the same. but while some push high commission investment products, fisher investments avoids them. some advisers have hidden and layered fees.
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pete: we are back with a fox
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news alert. michael flynn making first appearance since pleading guilty for lying to the fbi. ed: this as explosive revelations lisa page and peter strzok for personal relations with the judge from flynn's case. rachel: thank you for joining us and happy saint patrick's day. >> happy saint patrick's day disgraced national security advisor michael flynn is back on the political scene as of yesterday and he is stumping for a california congressional candidate. >> i'm not here to complain about who has done me wrong. [laughter] or how unfair i have been treated or how unfair the entire process has been. you know, it is what it is and my previous statements stand for themselves. >> this as new texts between fbi agent peter strzok and fbi lawyer lisa page surfaced. you may have heard of them. revealing that in july of 2016 the two discussed strzok's friendship with a federal judge who would
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later handle, wait for it, general flynn's prosecution. so in these new texts, strzok and page discuss hosting a cocktail party with federal judge rudolph contreras who serves on the fisa surveillance court. on july 25th page writes rudy is on the fisc. did you know that? just appointed two months ago. strzok responds i did. we talked about it before and after. i need to get together with him. page continues: i can't imagine either one of you could talk about anything in detail meaningful enough to warrant recusal. strzok says really? rudy, i'm in charge of espionage for the fbi. any espionage fisa warrants that come before him, what should he do? given his friend oversees them? well strzok replies he is super thoughtful and rigorous about ethics and conflicts. and suggested a social setting with others would probably be better than one on one meeting. on this saint patrick's day weekend who wouldn't prefer a cocktail. cocktail party i should say or just a cocktail.
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rachel: we don't really know if that actually happened. that's one of the questions. did it happen? >> questions now are surround whether or not the cocktail party actually took place. so stay tuned for that. ed: gillian turner thanks for coming in. pete: a convicted cop killer will soon be free thanks to a new york state pick and roll board. next guest is new york state senator now calling for its members to be removed. ed: wow, plus, charlie hurt, dan bongino, sara carter and former u.s. ambassador to the u.n. john bolton. all live, all coming up. what a line up there. rachel: wow. ♪ i can't get no satisfaction ♪ ...three hundred and sixty degree network of driver-assist technologies... ...and sporty performance... ...what's most impressive about the glc? all depends on your point of view. lease the glc300 for just $449 a month
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pete: get this story, that guy, convicted cop killer her man bell will soon be free, thanks to the men and women of the new york state parole board. a decision that has outraged the law enforcement community. listen. >> young police officers say there is a bond with the public that said if a mope kills me you will take care of my family and they will stay behind bars forever. and their eyes were opened yesterday. when word came down that this vermin will walk our streets. it's disgraceful. this parole board needs to
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be fired. rachel: it's not just law enforcement that wants the board gone. state lawmakers do as well. one of them is republican state senator martin golden and he joins us now. should the board be gone? >> yes, it should be. without a doubt. what happened to these two police officers it despicable and it's wrong. and these gentlemen should not, as our good pat lynch just pointed out should not have been released. this is a governor cuomo assigned board that decided to release him. now listen to this. this is not -- he participated in three murders of three police officers. pete: remind people what happened so they can understand this situation. >> they were lured. in they were set up and ambushed what's known today as the harlem houses. they were brought, in set up, shot and killed. jones was killed instantly and another begged for his life. begged. talked about his wife. talked about his two
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daughters. they shot him 22 times with his own gun and bell shot him in the head at the end of this. rachel: we had one of the widows on yesterday on "fox & friends." she said, you know, my daughter grew up without a dad because of this. so why -- how can he get out of jail? >> he shouldn't get out of jail. there is another family reiman that comes from brooklyn. harry reiman gunned down in 180. they have to go to the board next friday. they are in tears. they don't know what to do. his death left three girls and two boys. they grew up. there was no dad at their recitals or baptism or weddings, no dad there this guy is going to come out and walk the street rehabilitated this cold and psychopathic individual is rehabilitated? pete: what's the find set going in to release the guy. >> two mind sets. this is where the board acted inappropriately this is why we believe this board should be taken apart. fired.
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one of them is that they have to consider whether the crime is so heinous that their release would undermine the respect for the law. pete: yes. >> guess what, they didn't do that right? seven previous boards. seven previous boards said that the release would depreciate the severity of the crime. so how does seven boards come up with that and this board comes up with their decision? and guess what? this was done, the board was shuffled about two months ago. and the shuffling of that board. pete: senator, unfortunately we have to leave it there because of television and the restraints that we have. we appreciate your time a republican from brooklyn fighting this fight martin golden we are going to stay on this story. >> thank you. there are two types of people in the world. those who fear the future...
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pete: attorney general jeff sessions has fired fbi deputy director andrew mccabe. >> that infects every investigation he has been involved with now. >> this can't be a political hit job if the office of professional responsibility got documentation that he violated his oath as an fbi agent and lied. >> newly obtained text messages are showing that fbi agent peter strzok, well, he was close friends with u.s. district court judge rudolph contreras a same judge that presided over a hearing with michael flynn that. >> judge had a relationship with peter strzok and the justice department and didn't want us to find it out. rachel: a college cafeteria
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worker brought to tears as she thanks president trump for tax reform. >> i am very grateful for the bonus. i want to thank you, mr. president and god bless you. >> i never dreamed that i would need meet the president and personally thank him for the bonus. >> total destruction. >> look at this. 16 defeats a 1 for the first time in ncaa history. ♪ [bagpipes] pete: welcome to "fox & friends" on this amazing saturday morning. one of the best shows of the year here. what you are looking at right there is not a real pub. it's a pub on our plaza it's saint paddy's day.
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do you know who they are saluting members of the 69th. irish brigade infantry battalion. i served in that unit back in the day. they lead the saint paddy's day parade. rachel: don't have to be irish? pete: two for day. university of maryland baltimore county the first 16 seed ever beat a one seed in the ncaa tournament. we have a couple kids to play. i don't know those people but they look like they are good players. ed: a two for saint patrick's day and march madness thanks sports pro-u.s.a. court they put together with our logo on it in honor of march madness. we will go out and shoot hoops. pete: i like three point shooting contests. rachel: all the green on the boards behind us. everything is green. it's saint patrick's day. pete: those green earrings are not hers.
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borrowed from one of the producers lacking flare. rachel: it is a big news day. pete: a fox news alert starting out. it's not about ncaa tournament or saint patrick's day it's about president trump tweeting support of firing fbi director andy mccabe. overnight it was announced the former deputy director of the fbi was fired instead of being allowed to retire and receive his pension. president tweet -- president trump tweeting this yesterday, last night late into the night he said andrew mccabe fired. a great day for the hard working men and women of the fbi. a great day for democracy. sanctimonious james comey was his boss and made mccabe look like a choir boy. he knew all about the lies and corruption going on at the highest levels of the fbi. ed, you were on the air covering this last night. we didn't know if it would happen and at the last minute it did. ed: they were going literally right down to midnight. my understanding from people inside the administration they were trying to make
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sure they dotted all the i's. they know andrew mccabe is going to night legally and try to get his pension back. do all of the right paperwork and get it in before midnight before his official retirement on sunday. if they had not made this midnight deadline basically fired or not he was going to get this pension. so the attorney general though, important to note, the president, the attorney general are getting attacked from the left this morning saying this is outrageous. it's an abuse of power. hang on a second. the attorney general made the rationale in this statement saying, in part. the fbi's opr, that's the office of professional responsibility, then reviewed the report from the inspector general he means and underlying documents and issued a disciplinary proposal recommending the dismissal of mr. mccabe. both the office of the inspector general and the fbi, office of professional responsibility, those reports concluded that mccabe had made an unauthorized disclosure to the news media and lacked candor, including underoath on multiple occasions. now, as you said earlier,
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lacking candor what does that really mean in plain english. rachel: it means you lied. that's washington speak for you are lied. i think it's important in that statement this decision on mccabe did not come from the president. it did not come from the doj it came from the fbi itself from their office of public responsibility and he can't say it was trump. ed: internal affairs like you have at the police department. been abused before of protecting its own. pete: defending. you need to go. rachel: either it was so egregious that they had to do this and also i think there is a concern about the image of the fbi. it really has been tarnished since comey come in. rank and file. fbi agents happy to see this stuff. see that finally see some
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draining of the swamp. cleaning of their image that has been so damaged. pete: when you say lacking candor. he lied under oath and said unauthorized disclosure. he is a leaker, liar and leaker. ultimately if you did that at lower levels of the fbi or military or elsewhere or general flynn, you are prosecuted for it. in this particular case you serve 21 years good for you. but if you don't conduct yourself the way you should especially when the deputy director in charge of big investigations like the hillary clinton email server investigation. ed: he was overseeing that shortly after his wife took political money from terry mcauliff. pete: you better be above board u and in this case he was not in closed doors under oath. a lot of americans understand that makes sense and restores confidence in the system. two systems for those. ed: fairness to mccabe he finally got to speak. after being dismissed and terminated he put out this statement. for the last year and a half
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my family and i have been the targets of unrelenting assault on our reputation and my service to this country. the question though i think really is, yes, has he been under attack? absolutely. has it been deserved in did he bring this on himself? did he make these mistakes? and by the way, this may not just be a dismissal in losing your pension. depending on what's in that office of inspector general report and whether or not there is a second special counsel, there could be criminal charges downtown road. pete: tell me michael horowitz hasn't been more influential than robert mueller. unbelievable how interesting. ed: that's where we got the text messages from peter strzok. rachel: congress wanted to know why peter strzok was fired. it wasn't until the ig horowitz released that so alan dershowitz, professor at harvard law school had this to say last night. >> when the opr comes to this conclusion you really have to give it credibility.
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we will see evidence that's far more compelling than what we have heard about up to now. when they are talking about criminal charges, that sounds very, very serious. it's distressing. but, you can't have a double standard. you have to have the same standard for democrat, for republican for people who have been in the fbi. if that standard has been met for criminal prosecution and firing so be it. pete: that is a simple tenet of america. we are a country of laws not a country of men and women. in most countries corrupt officials get away with this. take the money, take the position, no accountability. it felt like last night we got a part of law and order in america back. no matter how are. you can be fired for doing the wrong thing. rachel: under the obama administration we saw somebody like lois learner, they do things that are wrong and then they just go off, they quit, they retire. they get their pension and sort of used to seeing this. that's why so many americans have lost trust in the institutions in our country.
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and i think you are so right, pete. this is a first step in restoring confidence and trust in our institutions. and in the equal justice under the law. ed: who is andrew mccabe. let's not forget about text messages. they talked about insurance policy in case donald trump whop. won. that meeting in andy's office. that may be one reason why democrats are so fired up about this because it has been exposed. and eric swalwell out there last night going after the president without evidence saying gloat now but you will be fired soon. it's not going to be done cowardly as have you done so so many who have served you. there is a storm gathering, mr. president it's going to wipe out you and your corrupt organization all the way down to the studs. pete: storm dissipating. they wanted it to it be russian collusion and obstruction. now that it's falling apart
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is the storm gathering or going away? because there was no storm. according to him we are going to -- they want to win midterm elections and img peach this president that's what they are committed to. rachel: someone else wants the democrats to win out midterm election and also want andrew mccabe to keep his pension and that's some members of the media. take a look at this. andrea mitchell tweeting last night one suggestion from mccabe supporter friendly member of congress hired him for a week he could possibly qualify for pension benefits by extending his service the extra days. giving tips on how to keep your pension. ed: non-policy supporters are putting out what could save his pensions. pete: nonpartisan journalists. ed: i do believe there are some that's a whole another discussion that will go on than the next three hours. pete: i totally believe that these other networks it seems like they are in the tank. ed: you had steve schmidt who was the campaign manager
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for john mccain not too long ago campaign manager of 2008 he was on last night andrew mccabe is a patriot and we need to, you know, basically raise money, start a drive, a go fund me basically to get his pension. rachel: unbelievable. ed: are you kidding me? a patriot? pete: where is that same argument for michael flynn. rachel: michael flynn didn't have those defenders in the media. email from renee mccabe deserved to be fired. about time someone in the swamp has accountability. all the mainstream media going nuts blaming president trump. pete: email from burt, is he said this is what happens when the elites, the political class believe they are immune to those laws by which the rest of us must abide. this decision is necessary if we are truly a nation of laws. bert. amen. ed: we want to know what you think about this. was this fair? andrew mccabe is saying that
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the president is trying to destroy his credibility as a witness before the mullen probe. is that true or is it andrew mccabe destroying his own credibility with his actions as a deputy fbi director? rachel: is this just a draining of the swamp that was promised in the election? pete: let us know. what is the most important story of the day? is this story or saint patrick's day or university baltimore county beating uva in the first round of the ncaa tournament. i'm interested in what america thinks. let us know. ed: how about this headline? ivanka trump heading to iowa. what the first daughter doing is doing in the hawkeye state. pete: any time you are going to iowa there is something there. the mainstream media freaking out over staff shakeups at the white house. are changes really such a bad thing? charlie hurt is here to weigh in live. there he is. ♪ ♪ for all the noses that stuff up around daisies.
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♪ >> sure of their future. no one is sure of who is in charge. no one is sure what the president wants. >> the only thing that's been constant in this white house is the exodus of cabinet secretaries and top aides. >> anyone who works for this white house is inherently on borrowed time. >> white house officials describe themselves as on edge, in the dark of over the threat of yet more firings. ed: mainstream media continuing to focus on the comings and going in white house staffs it happens in every administration by the way. are changes bad thing? joining us "washington times" opinion editor charlie hurt. first of all, that one report that was saying the coming and going all these departure of cabinet secretary. last time i checked it was rex tillerson. a big deal the secretary of
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state. there hasn't been five or six cabinet secretary. 14 or 15 months. everybody who comes to work at the white house, democrat or republican, you serve at the pleasure of the president. >> oh, sure. and i think a lot of people forget that especially in talking about the rex tillerson thing. you know, people critical of the president for wanting to have somebody who agrees with his thinking. well, i'm sorry, rex tillerson didn't get elected to anything. donald trump did. he has absolutely every right and for a guy that came into politics and never held political office, i give him a little bit of leeway to figure out how do you put this strange team of rivals together so that you can govern? and so, you know, yeah, there is plenty of chaos and a lot of excitement but none of it really surprises me. ed: you said a phrase that covering the obama administration team of rivals. democrats people in the media were promoting the heck out of team of rivals. hillary clinton and barack obama. it was the greatest thing since sliced bread. now donald trump has some
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people who disagree, oh my gosh, it's the end of democracy. >> it's really, really incredible. they lo to accuse the president of only surrounding himself with yes men and the evidence of this are all the non-yes men. ed: right. >> and cohn and sessions. ed: cohn did not win on tariffs. >> despite their differences and i admire that. the ability and i do believe that despite all of the people's, you know, discomfort with the president, at the end of the day, he does like having people around with him who disagree with him and disagree with one another. he feels like in that sort of mix you wind up getting good decisions. and if you step back, after tillerson' departure i thought was very interesting. the first thing he went, to he started talking about iran how they disagreed on the iran deal. that was yet another one of those things that donald trump is checking off that we may not like it.
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ed: i will do you one better. when tillerson was nominated secretary of state, many in the media said this proves collusion. he was at exxons and did deals in russia. when he leaves many in the media said this proves collusion because he has been tough on russia, tougher than the president. >> exactly. actually that wasn't true. of course, the president came out just as hard on russia. ed: to be fair when you look the wall all these people who have left. there is comings and goings in every administration. there has been, the numbers do not lie, an abnormally high number, communications directors and there were two chief of staffs early. now there is speculation general kelly may be out soon. this president does have to get things in order so it's not chaos. >> sure. but when was the last time we had a president who for all intents and purposes was his own communications director. being communications director for this president is not the normal sort of position that we think of.
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and so, yeah, you know, i keep going back to the same thing. this guy is not a politician. he has never aspired to be, you know, to be political. i give him a lot of leeway. you are right there is a lot of turmoil and chaos. but i think chaos is good right now. i think, you know, the wave that sent him into the white house is a wave that wants to see tremendous disruption. ed: media keeps learning donald trump is a little different. same story. charlie hurt, appreciate it? >> thanks. ed: a fox news alert. deputy fbi director andrew mccabe fired. the left says the decision is politically motivated. but dan bongino says it's called a little something, maybe it's called justice. he joins us live next. and it's saint patrick's day. tradition dating back over 160 years. the fighting 69th infantry leads the parade in new york city today. but, first, they are stopping in at "fox & friends" before the parade.
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president but i haven't ruled it out. i hope someone does run in the republican primary. somebody to challenge the president. pete: the problem is when you run you have to get votes. ed: arizona senator office later this year after serving one ineffect actual term. ed: we know where you stand. a fox news alert. the left absolutely apoplectic after attorney general jeff sessions fires former deputy director andrew mccabe. they leave out the office of professional responsibility says they should. rachel: some liberals are calling the decision politically motivated. our next guest says it's just justice. pete: here to weigh normal former nypd officer and host of the dan bongino show dan bongino. dan, good morning. you woke up like the rest of us to this news. what do you make of the fact that andy mccabe has been fired? >> yeah, this was justice,
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pete. really, you know, who cares what liberals have to say anymore? i mean, i don't i'm sorry. i care about what responsible democrats have to say radical left kooky crowd i don't care. these are people who laugh even though the trump team was spied on. they don't care about the fourth amendment anymore. this case was an abomination of justice the entire time. let's be clear on this, too. this was a politically motivated firing? this was an investigation, guys, requested by democrats in response to the mishandling of the clinton email investigation and the guy who recommended the firing, the inspector general was an obama appointee. so, liberals spare us all your snowflake tears. we're done with you guys. you got busted and now, you know, you can't handle it. rachel: good morning, dan and happy saint patrick's day to you. really quick, so you know a lot of law enforcement. what do the rank and file think of this decision? do you think it's a decision
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that they stand by, that they like, that they think will help restore the reputation at the fbi? >> one of my sources very well connected guy describe mccabe as a briefer. he likes to brief people. he didn't like to get dirty in the streets and put handcuffs on people. now, there are three things though that mccabe did wrong that i think bothers him. the grotesque happened ling of the hillary clinton email investigation. there was the fisa, of course, the fisa warrant that was backed by information that later turned out to be false. and the prosecution of mike flynn, despite higher ups at the fbi acknowledging that mike flynn was likely truthful in his interview. those are three horrible decisions by the number two guy if you made those decisions in the private sector, you wouldn't only lose your pension you would have your salary clawed back, too. we all supposed to be crying for mccabe? spare me. go seek a safe space if you are a liberal right now. he didn't deserve the job he
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had. ed: i heard you refer to him as a liberal. oh my gosh now people on the right don't even want to let women run for office because mccabe's wife ran for the state senate and it was unfair and chauvinistic that people were picking on her when, in fact, as i recall the facts, what they were picking on was not that a woman was running for office. she has every right to do that. she lost the race but good on her for trying. it was that andrew mccabe was overseeing the hillary clinton investigation and didn't recuse himself until many months later, right before the 2016 election. the story is not his wife. the story is that andrew mccabe waited until the last minute to recuse himself. >> ed, listen, i know facts are hard for liberals. they have been immunized to facts at a very early age. let's walk through what happened with andrew mccabe's wife. nobody gives a damn that she ran for office. it's that she ran for office, took $700,000 in
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donations from people affiliated with the democrat governor of virginia closely tied to hillary clinton while the democrat governor of virginia and hillary clinton were under an fbi investigation. her husband supervised. let's do the head scratch. sounds kind of like a conflict of interest. by the way, he only recuses himself a week before the presidential election. you know, libs, i know that's tough to deal with you about suck it up. man up for once and admit you guys got busted. they spied on the president. the investigation broke down. the number two guy was in charge most of the time. he has got to go. you want me to pay him with my taxpayer money for the rest of my life and lois learner, too? who else do you want to bring back? do you want to bring back the entire corrupt crew and stick him back in the government and rehire him again? what's wrong with these people? ed: hey, dan, it's only 7:30 then. pete: pretty fired up.
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happy saint paddy's day. rachel: we appreciate it. >> thanks. rachel: a house democrat is slamming republicans for criticizing nancy pelosi. >> to use nancy pelosi failing them at this point. and i think quite frankly it's sexist. rachel: so is it sexist? when the left attacks republican women? we will discuss that just ahead. ed: general mike flynn you heard about him a moment ago hitting the political scene hitting the trail in california. this morning there is explosive new revelation about the recused judge from his case. you can't miss this. pete: march madness is in full swing and we are celebrating with our own basketball court, a "fox & friends" sport court you might say opt plaza there are a lot of kids out there. i'm going out there very soon ♪ unbelievable ♪
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♪ pete: welcome back new york saint paddy's day parade dates back 1872 before the founding of our country and leading the way for that for the 167th year is the fighting 69th infantry. i have served in that unit and marched in this parade myself along with them and spoke with them before on this show. but, before they start the parade, they are here on our plaza. with us now is staff sergeant kevin singer and other members of the fighting 69th. gentlemen, thanks for being here this morning. really appreciate you being here. this is a big day for the fights 6th. you start at the armory down on lexington lead the parade tout saint patrick's cathedral. talk a little bit about the history of the fighting 69th. >> we were started by the same man who first flew the irish tri color thomas francis mar came over here to support the irish immigrants here and to kind
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of solidify their place in this country. began the fighting 69th new york state militia and from there on out we served with distinction in many of this country's wars. pete: including recent wars. box wood especially today on uniform. tell us about that tradition. >> during the battle of fred distributionburg idea of the commander at the time to michael cochran to put this on our uniforms to distinguishes friends and foe -- pete: this is 100 year anniversary of involvement in world war i as well. >> that's correct. pete: what's it like to march down the avenue up to saint patrick's cathedral. >> the whole day is an honor. we receive so much love from this city and everyone in general it's really an honor. pete: absolutely. the unit itself. i have been there. you go to the armory there san irish pub in the armory. about the only unit in this country that has that. >> the bareon club.
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pete: what's it like in manhattan. >> it's been an honor the whole time i have served with this unit. known around the world. we go to ireland and they know us out there. and, like you said, it's just a lot of history. it is plenty of distinguished service members. plenty medal of honor recipients. the father duffy statue in times square. so, there is plenty history with this unit. pete: staff sergeant thank you for your time. >> thank you, sirs. pete: thank you all for your service. what's so great is the parade is celebrating irish heritage is led by military members which is so emblematic of our country. head back out to you guys. rachel: that is awesome. ed: meanwhile we have a fox news alert. former national security advisor michael flynn making his first appearance since pleading guilty to lying to the fbi. rachel: this as new explosive text messages between fbi lovers peter strzok and lisa page reveals strzok's personal relationship with the judge recused from flynn's case.
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gillian turner is live in washington to explain and shed a little more light on this. hi, gillian. >> good morning, guys. so president trump's first national security advisor disgraced general michael flynn is back in the spotlight now. he's talking about himself while stumping for a california congressional candidate. >> i'm not here to complain about who has done me wrong. [laughter] or how unfair i have been treated or how unfair the entire process has been. you know, it is what it is. and my previous statements stand for themselves. >> this as new work texts between fbi agent peter strzok and fbi lawyer lisa page have surfaced revealing that in july 2016, they discussed strzok's friendship with a federal judge who would later handle flynn's prosecution. now, in these new texts you, strzok and page discuss hosting a cocktail party with federal judge rudolph contreras who serves on the fisa surveillance court. on july 25th page writes
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rudy is on the. if isc did you know that? just appointed two months ago. strzok replies i did. we talked about it before and after. i need to get together with him. page continues: i can't imagine either one of you could talk about anything in detail meaningful enough to warrant recusal. to which strzok replies really? rudy i'm in charge of charge of espionage for the fbi. any espionage fisa comes before them what he should he do given his friend oversees them. is he is super thoughtful and rigorous about ethics and conflicts. m redacted out. suggested social setting with others would probably be better than a one-on-one meeting: guys, i will leave with you at question one-on-one meeting? cocktail party? rachel: lots of questions. thank you, gillian and happy saint patrick's day. >> happy saint patrick's day, rachel. rachel: pete on the plaza. pete: march madness as you
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know has kicked off this week. already the upsets and buzzer beaters have busted almost everyone's bracket. >> bulls eye. big time hits. >> this has been just total destruction. >> look at this. [cheers and applause] one time-out. they will don't take it. he got it. he got it. >> at the buzzer. pete: you can't beat march. all morning we are having fun out here on our plaza and we brought some young talent to our own half court. chris kinney and sam sarantino are here from nyc. thanks for being here. tell us what is nyc basketball. >> we work out of manhattan, brooklyn and queens. we do programs for kids, you know, summer camps, training programs, au teams, travel teams. we are all about teaching basketball the right way and making sure they understand the game. pete: march madness is as good as a motivator as you
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might need. >> especially last night biggest news probably ever march madness 16 seed beat a 1 seed. show these kids what they need to work for anything is possible. pete: anything is possible. ed: how important is it for these kids to have a chance to play sports camaraderie and team work. >> very important. we use sports lightning basketball and premier basketball. we use that as a tool to teach kids how to be good teammates. how to learn outside the classroom as well as on the court. you know, it's a whole, complete package and we try to use sports as a tool in the facility. ed: hearing about the biggest upset basically in college basketball history pretty remarkable. >> it certainly was. bracket monday is my favorite day of the entire year. to seat -- you know a team like unbc knock off a power house like virginia. these kids may not get there if they work hard and continue to do all the things. he had they'd kind of cinderella story.
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rick: march madness meteorological event. rough month for weather. second march madness is here. people watching and saying maybe i want to put a court in my house. you guy does. this tell us about what you guys can do. >> we build basketball courts. sport court distributer for new york and new jersey there are sport court distributers all over the united states. building in backyards 40 years. all about family, fitness and fun. rick: this is different not concrete. >> better for knees ankles and hips. great place to gather your family and get out there and make some memories. rick: that matters the knees the back and the hips. did you this for us. you made this report. we appreciate it make your own court and design it for whatever you want at your house. >> we can do whatever you want. actually put any logo on there. any colors you want. it doesn't matter. as big or as small as you want. all up to you you. >> thank you very much. how do people find out about you? >> i would bet against it
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oh. rick: i should have put some money on that bet. all right. there you go. rachel, send it to you inside. rachel: thank you, rick. a house democrat is slamming republicans for criticizing nancy pelosi. take a look. >> to use nancy pelosi is failing them at this point. i think quite frankly it's sexist. rachel: sexist. so is it sexist when the left attacks republican women? we're going to discuss that coming up. and most of us would say the army's junior rotc program is an incredible opportunity for young patriots. but one liberal group says it's just part of the war machine. a former rotc cadet joins us next to talk about why that group is wrong. command performance sales event. lease the 2018 es 350 for $339 a month for 36 months. experience amazing at your lexus dealer.
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♪ rachel: new outrage over that california mayor sending out ice raid warnings. apparently she was
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consulting with illegal immigration activist. this as the doj conducts a review of oakland mayor libby shave of her actions saying she is responsible for hundreds of criminals escaping from ice. ed: here to act urban engagement from turning point u.s.a. candace owens. good morning, candace. this story just gets worse and worse. >> absolutely. it's absolutely ridiculous to know that in california they are doing this. it's something that donald trump needs to address and he needs to address it swiftly. we can't have states within this union that are not complying with federal law. so i don't know what he is going to do but it needs to be addressed immediately. pete: what's the rationale that someone takes when they say i am going to alert illegal criminals to the fact that law enforcement are coming. where does that mind set come from? >> i think it really comes from this #resist mentality that the dems have been pushing. we see this the worst case of this is in california. they think that they do not
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have to comply to any orders whatsoever. it's becoming a form of extremism in this country. this would not fly anywhere else and it certainly shouldn't within the united states of america. donald trump needs to take a strong stance against this. and with the exception of california and new york, the west of the united states will stand with him. rachel: so, candace, representative joe crowley from new york says that conservative attacks or criticism of nancy pelosi are sexist. take a listen to this. >> conor lamb really localized the issue. the attempt here to nationalize it by the republicans, i think they need to get a new game book. the attempts to use nancy pelosi is failing them at this point. and i think quite frankly it's sexist. rachel: so conor lamb was distancing himself. he said he wouldn't vote for her. is he is a sexist, too? >> it's just absolutely ridiculous. the language here. sexism, racism, misogyny. the left is who needs a new
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playbook. it's all they have at this point. of course, if it's a conservative woman it's absolutely fine to attack them time and time again. we see this as the case with sarah sanders. we see this as the case with kellyanne conway that there is a double standard. the truth is it's just a tale of two different ideologies. the people on the right we don't see ourselves as victim. the culture on the left is all about victimology it's all they have at this point. it's the only platform they have left. when your policies and your ideas don't make sense, you have to say well, hey, there is an invisible fence around me and nobody can attack my ideas or bad policies because of my genology or because of my skin tone or because of my sex. so, it's pathetic at this point but it's no surprise. it's just par for the course when it comes to the democrats. ed: sounds like building invisible fence or maybe even a wall. >> yeah. an invisible wall. ed: thanks for coming. in. pete: appreciate your time. ed: meanwhile, democrats also distancing themselves from hillary clinton after she, once again, bashes trump voters. can one of her closest
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advisors admit she's finally starting to hurt her own party? we will ask hillary's senior advisor. as secretary of state is he live next hour. pete: jr. rotc is incredible program for young patriots. one group says no, no, it's a war machine and needs to be out of our nation's schools. a former rotc cadet has a message for them coming up next. ♪ ♪ prevagen. the name to remember. when this guy got a flat tire in the middle of the night, so he got home safe. yeah, my dad says our insurance doesn't have that.
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joining me now to set the record straight former rotc cacadet, former air force captain and ceo street shares mark rockefeller. you were in the rotc in the air force. i did rotc in the army in college. this program is jrotc which is in the high schools. tell me why a liberal group would call them a war machine. >> good morning, pete. this is frustrating. simply an example of the ignorance that exists oftentimes about what the military does real benefits of military training, right? any rotc program be it jrotc in high school or rotc
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program that you and i went through instills great traits, right? character, patriotism, pride. physical fitness, discipline. these are great things that go on to create great citizens that then become, you know, the teachers and firefighters and business owners in our community. it's just ignorance, plain and simple. pete: you hit a buzz word, mark, citizenship. when you look at the purpose, stated machine of jrotc it's instill in students in the united states, the values of citizenship, service to the country, personal responsibility. of since of accomplishment this idea of citizenship is being litigated in our culture who is a citizen and who isn't. you love your country or not. but the idea that couple of the his oheros in parkland werem the jrotc program yet they are being criticized. tell us about that mind set. >> that's right. one of the greatest things about the military is that it truly is a melting pot, right? you take folks from all different background, you bring them together and give them a common goal and train
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them in self-discipline. who wouldn't want their child, their high schooler or college-aged student hob trained in those things, right? it just creates great citizens. pete: mark, you were in rotc. you are a part of the war machine. >> right. pete: you are a war bot. do you seek war? do you want war? >> no, of course not. of course not. and if you look at what folks who receive some military training, right, with it rotc, jrotc, through basic training enlistment program, what those folks do after they get out is they contribute to their country, right? self-discipline, pride in oneself, pride in your country. that's a good thing that has various applications. i was in rotc myself and then i got out and i started a company called street cheers where we fund veteran-owned companies and allow patriots throughout america to join us in doing that. pete: check that out. we have to leave it right there. >> believe in folk so much that we invest with them with our own dollars. rotc creates great citizens.
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rachel: terrifying video. ski lift malfunctioning, running backwards uncontrollably. >> been just total destruction. >> look at this. 16 defeats a 1 for the first time in ncaa history. ♪ [bagpipes] pete: it's not just a great day base ed henry and rachel campos duffy is here. that's automatic. we have a bar on our blaze because it's saint saint paddy's day. they brought the bar to me. i didn't have to go to it. bagpipers and march madness and "fox & friends" sport court on the plaza. i made my shot when the camera was off. missed it when it was on. ed: i saw it he made a three
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pointer. first time ever last night 16 seed beats a 1 seed. first time in history. pete: beat them by 20 points. university of maryland baltimore county, congratulations to all -- how many students? i don't know, a couple thousand? they don't even have a football team but they just beat uva last night pretty cool. rachel: saint patrick's day. proof he is not irish, he calls it a bar not a pub. pete: fair point. rachel: i want to say hand to my son patrick and to my husband sean patrick: my brother patrick and brother-in-law patrick. lots of patricks. happy saint patrick's day. by the way i'm wearing green earrings those of you tweeting me wondering where my green on, it's on. pete: holiday celebrates bringing of christianity to ireland. rachel: not about drinking, pete. pete: a little bit. ed: maybe some religion in washington after a lot of
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problems. fox news alert attorney general jeff sessions firing, terminating the former deputy director at the fbi andrew mccabe. this was a dramatic late night development on friday. the attorney general saying in part the fbi's opr, the office of professional responsibility, reviewed the report from the inspector general there and underlying documents issued a disciplinary proposal recommending the dismissal of mr. mccabe. both the inspector general and that office of professional responsibility. those reports concluded mccabe made an unauthorized disclosure to the news media and lacked candor, including under oath on multiple occasions. disclosures to the media and lacked candor. what does that mean in plain english? rachel: that is washington speak for you lied and you leaked. and that is why it's happening. and by the way, he is blaming donald trump. he is blaming the republicans. but this decision was -- came right out of the fbi. came out of their office that usually is as you
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mentioned, ed. ed: internal affairs, nonpartisan. if anything, they protect their own and try to make sure that people don't get punished inside the fbi. that's the allegation anyway. in this case they said he should be terminated for what he did. pete: the fbi office as you said professional responsibility, very rare for this type of thing. totally nonpartisan. it's not as if president trump or attorney general sessions said you are fired or you are fired. the process went through. they looked at the facts. they realized he violated the law and ultimately if you violate the law, you don't get to keep your pension or your job. that was. rachel: unless you are lois learner. pete: excuse me, you are right. you lied to the fbi, your own organization, you should -- ed: could lead to criminal charges. that's in part why you are seeing senator grassley and senator graham talking about a second special counsel beyond mueller looking at russia collusion haven't found evidence of it by the way. on the other side of it, what about the investigators that have their own problems. fisa abuse, maybe lying to the fbi. maybe lying to the investigators at the justice
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department inspector general. rachel: so the president not responsible for this decision but definitely happy with it tweeting last night: andrew mccabe fired. a great day for the hard-working men and women of the fbi. a great day for democracy. sanctimonious james comey was his boss and made mccabe look like a choir boy. he knew all about the lies and corruption going on at the highest levels of the fbi. very clear the president's position there. but, again, bringing up the people at the fbi because i think a lot of this is about clearing up that reputation, about draining the swamp and so much damage done to the reputation of the doj since james comey came in and mccabe certainly part of that. ed: angry statement is charging that the president is at war with the fbi. not really true. he might be at war with a handful of people who he believes turned the fbi political. rachel: at the top. ed: there are thousands and thousands we should point out hard working men and
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women inside the fbi trying to keep this country safe do their jobs and be impartial umpires. the problem is if you decide to inject politics into this process. pete: that's exactly right. well, andrew mccabe struck back or put out a statement last night as a result of this. he said this. his side of the story. he said for the last year and a half, my family and i have been the targets of an unrelenting assault on our reputation and my service though this country. the president's tweets have amplified and exsaler is baited it all. he called for my firing and he called for my pension after 20 years of service. it's part of an effort not just to slander me personally but to taint the fbi law enforcement and generally. part of the fbi investigation which continues to this day. so he keeps pointing back to that. he points to 20 years of service. i point to the fact that i know people who have served over 20 years in the military, they commit a violation, they get dishonorablably discharged they don't keep their pension.
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average people look at this and say, in most countries, corrupt officials, they get away with these types of things. we have never been that type of country. we are a country of laws. not a country of men. laws should apply to everyone equally. in this case, if he violated, he should get the same punishment a low level official would get as well. ed: rachel, the mccabe-comey fbi wrote the exoneration statement for hillary clinton. rachel: that's right. ed: before they interviewed her. that might be all you need to know. but dan bongino goes further. as you know he can list it all. here is where he says mccabe messed up. >> there were three things though that mccabe did wrong that i think bothers him. the grotesque handling of the hillary clinton email investigation. there was the fiz warrant that was backed by information that later turned out to be false. and the prosecution of mike flynn despite higher ups at the fbi acknowledging that mike flynn was likely truthful in his interview. those are three horrible decisions by the number two guy. if you made those decisions
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in the private sector, you wouldn't only lose your pension, you would probably have your salary clawed back, too. -- andy mccabe? really, spare me this. rachel: he is so right. this idea that we should feel sorry for andrew mccabe in all of this. you know, american people have lost so much confidence in institutions in general, and we saw even -- you said our country is not supposed to operate it never has. guess what, pete, it did. under the obama administration, lois learner also broke the law and she is now retired, happily living, you know, off of her pension. we is seen this happen before. that's why people are losing confidence. ed: infewer united states people lack of accountability. rachel: they know if they had done this they would be in trouble. look at what michael flynn is facing for lying to the fbi, force lesser matters, i would argue, than what he -- what andrew mccabe has done. pete: you think? rachel: now the media has joined in also crying a river for andrew mccabe.
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pete: talking about institutions that the american public have lost confidence in. rachel: correct. pete: like the so-called mainstream media journalists in this country rammed narratives down our throat that we don't want and don't believe. here is a snippet of it. listen. >> very disturbing that the president has been gunning for andrew mccabe since the campaign. this kind of friday night massacre is a little concerning. >> is there any comparison to nixon's saturday night massacre? >> yeah, i mean, this will be known as the friday night slaughter. it's done in a cloak of secrecy late at night in a bizarre fashion. i think we can say tonight that the trump white house is at war with our fbi. >> deputy fbi director. >> yes, yes. >> was fired. >> oh. >> yeah. [crowd boos] >> really? >> that doesn't affect anything but it's just mean. ed: someone further. andrea mitchell one suggestion from a mccabe supporter. if a friendly member of
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congress hired him for a week, he could possibly qualify for pension benefits by extending his service the extra day. so now we're coming up with ideas on how to bail out andrew mccabe. rachel: you are a journalist. how unusual is this kind of advocacy for someone to skirt, you know, getting his pension when clearly the office, the fbi has said this guy doesn't deserve it? ed: if you andrea mitchell would argue she was passing along the facts that a supporter of andrew mccabe was doing. rachel: she is using a huge platform to make that point. ed: second part of that is there are plenty of people in the media who you could just see are cheering mccabe on. you can see from some of those clips. and suggesting this is the friday night massacre. this is nixon. this is watergate. it is a narrative. pete: yes. ed: whether the facts support it or not is going to continue to be fed. pete: resistance narrative. got to continue at some
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level. rachel: not even pretending to be unbiased. it's really really interesting. we have got to turn to some headlines now though. engineer reported cracks in the bridge at the florida international university two days before its deadly collapse. >> i was calling to share with you some information about the fiu pedestrian bridge and cracking that's been observed on the north end of the span. we have taken a look at it and obviously some repairs or whatever will have to be done. from a safety perspective, we don't see that there is any issue there. rachel: the engineer leaving the message to a florida department of transportation employee who didn't hear it until after the collapse which killed six people. two of those victims now identified fiu student alexa duran was driving under the overpass while construction worker navarro brown was on top of the bridge making those repairs. illegal immigrant wanted by ice followed by a deadly hit and run turns himself. in ivan was free on bail
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after being charged. denver police say he was driving drunk when he caused this fiery crash killing a truck driver. he then fled the scene. 26-year-old will face trial before ice makes a decision on hills deportation. the ultimate upset has finally happened. >> the madness has hit its peak as a 16 defeats a 1 for the first time in ncaa history. rachel: i'm going to let pete read this. pete: i would love to read. this the university of maryland baltimore county knocking off the number one seed virginia 754-54. top seeds have won the previous 135 games against 16th seed. automatic in your bracket for years, you pick the one versus the 16 because the never 16 for decades you never get it wrong. you got it wrong last night. virginia goes down. and another shocker as 13th seed marshall beats 4th seed
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wichita state. the shockers 81-75. there is almost always a 13. ed: is that what they are naming the shockers? pete: almost a 12 or 13 seeds. 16 has never beat 1 and they did it yesterday. so some history. pete: i was a 15 seed i played for princeton. 15 seed against a 2 seed we did not win but we did the best we could. ed: but you went on for great things. pete: some might say marginal. keep watching. joy behar apologizes for mocking vice president mike pence's faith. well, we don't have the clip. one of the many clips from this busy week in politics. we give the dial treatment to some of the major sound bites of the week. ed: guess who has an opinion about anthem kneeler collin kaepernick? good old o.j. sinks. what h -- simpson.collin, if yo. simpson, you have got problems. just saying ♪ call all the neighbors
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polster and partner with maslansky and partners. she put this week's big moments to a test. let's look at hillary clinton. >> don't do well with married white women. part of that is an identification with the republican party. and a sort of ongoing pressure to vote the way that your husband, your
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boss, your son, whoever believes you should. rachel: even democrats started saying that women vote the way their sons or husbands. didn't like that. >> you can see there republicans gave it an f. independence a d and democrats a c. this is a super terrible moment for hillary clinton. i can imagine for the midterm elections right now that the republicans are already cutting the tape for these attack ads. rachel: can you see it happening. >> look how out of touch you are saying you don't have a mind of your own. it demonstrated itself through out election and newt results. now she can't stop herself and something she really needs to pump the brakes on. rachel: joy behar someone else been in the news a lot with her comments on christianity. let's take a look at this. >> i think vice president pence is right. i was raised to respect everyone's religious faith and i fell short of that i
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sincerely apologize for what i said. >> this is exactly what she should have said but a few weeks too late. here can you see republicans, democrats and independence gave her a c. it fell flat because as they said we wanted to hear her say this way before she did. rachel: right. this woman the president calls pocahontas. others know her as elizabeth warren the senator. let's take a look at what she had to say. >> not running for president. but let me tell you a little bit about my family. you know, my mom and dad were born and raised out in oklahoma. and my daddy was in his teens when he fell in love with my mother. he was head over heels in love with her and wanted to marry her, and his family was bitterly opposed to that because she was part native american. and eventually my parents eloped. they hung together for 63 years. i know who i am.
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rachel: so what's the grade on this one. if, did. and b minus. doesn't look like people believe her. >> people don't necessarily connect with elizabeth warren on a real personal warm and fuzzy level. you can see independence -- the democrats are most disappointed when she said i'm not running for president. you saw a big dip there they wanted it see she was. the rest of the story wasn't anything did anything for her. rachel: was it because they didn't believe her. >> one of the things about communication to be effective it has to feel authentic and genuine. part of elizabeth warren's persona is not to be that warm and fuzzy. let me tell you about a love story of my family. when she talks about her child being a working mother those resonate much more than things like this. rachel: thanks so much. >> great to be here. rachel: president trump reportedly open to cutting a deal on daca in exchange for border wall funding. will a deal get done? we are doing what congress won't. we're going to solveth immigration -- the whole thing, we are going to solve
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it right here ahead. and deputy fbi director andrew mccabe sounding off in an angry statement after being fired. but will the firing lead to bad news for hillary clinton? former clinton advisor philippe reines is here next.
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threat to themselves or others. meanwhile, three arkansas high school students say the dean paddled them for participating in the
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national school walkout, protesting gun violence. the superintendent confirming the students were punished for breaking school rules not for protesting. arkansas, one of 22 states that somehow still allows paddling. rachel? pete: still allowed, ed u. rachel: former acting fbi director andrew mccabe lashing out after getting fired. but he is not denying what's in the opr report that he made an unauthorized disclosure to the news media and lacked candor or lied. so will more come to light in the coming days? pete: we are getting reaction from hillary clinton's former senior aide philippe reines. good morning, sir. thank you for being here. >> good morning. pete: your reaction to the fact that andy mccabe was fired for cause and the result of it? >> well, i think i had a couple of reactions. first was irrespective of what you think mr. mccabe did or didn't do, it's transapparently vindictive to fire him within a couple days of his earning his pension.
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and second of all, my larger thought is yes, you could say that the fbi was the one who had are issue? united stated the termination let's be honest, president trump has been tweeting about firing andy mccabe for months. in fact, he specifically said let's do it before the pension. and i think there is a larger problem here that i don't know why the white house hasn't learned is that president trump cannot fire his way out of the troubles he is in, whether it is jim comey, andy mccabe. not only have they not worked. they have utterly back fired and i think ultimately that's what we are going to see here with andy mccabe. pete: what was back fired. >> firing james comey. pete: nothing coming of that collusion narrative at all. in this particular case this nonpartisan office decided to take an action against an employee who lied to them under oath. >> let me take that in pieces. first, firing jim comey, i hate to cite or align myself with steve bannon but firing
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jim comey will go down as one of the biggest political blunders in history. while collusion is not a crime in and of itself obstruction is and it is pretty clear that the special counsel is focusing on that. whether what's been found or not, we don't know what special counsel mueller is doing. we do know that mike flynn pleaded guilty. we do know that paul manafort and rick gates. pete: doing what andy mccabe did? >> one point you made about andy mccabe that's not fair. there are three people in the fbi who are authorized to speak to the media,. pete: that was only one part of it. rachel: all right. felipe, we are going to move to another topic really quick. hillary clinton she has been overseas and made offensive comments about conservative women needing to talk to their husbands and their sons to figure out how to vote. she seems still really traumatized by the election. does she have friends around her that are helping her to come to terms with it so that she stops embarrassing herself? >> i don't think -- i put it
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in a cycle babble terms. i think she obviously did not mean to be insensitive these past weeks. i think what she has learned which frankly she should have known from decades in public life, is that saying something quickly in a sound bite is not a good idea. what she was trying to say and let me step back for a second, i don't think secretary clinton wants to focus on 2016 any more than anyone else does. but there are two things. first of all, she is asked a lot about it that's what she was answering. rachel: right. >> beyond that she is focusing on parts of the election that didn't work not any kind of whoa is me kind of way but attacks on election system false news, these are things that need to be focused on and fixed. and president trump in the white house are just not doing enough. that is part of what she is trying to say. now, on the specific part of what she said about women, i think and first of all i know she is posting on something on facebook later today to put it in better context.
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but she does believe that women are more impacted by their husbands than husbands are impacted by their wives. and that's. rachel: that's really not true if you look at any consumer decisions paid in the household, 70% are made by women. pete: that's true across the board. raach can't make their mind up on their votes. >> that's not what she was saying she could have been more clear. rachel: it was offensive. >> i was excited for a minute i thought you were introducing me with a person of the pulse of the politics of the nation. previous guest. rachel: you have the pulse of hillary clinton. pete: there you go. >> thank you. rachel: thank you so much and happy saint patrick's day. >> thank you for having me. rachel: dangers at the slopsz violently throwing people into the air. pete: unbelievable. president trump says he wants to solve the daca problem but democrats are nowhere to be found. so what's standing in the way? our immigration panel is here to talk about it. there they are, just right
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border wall which he visited. last week on "fox & friends" a so-called dreamer spoke out against democrats holding up the deal saying what's needside unity. listen. >> i think we gave congress a chance to work. and i think it's a more effective powerful message whether you have all these parties that are being affected that sit down with the president and stand united and stand behind him and then let's put a face to the problem and let's stand united behind the president and let's, you know, let's not divide each other but put pressure on congress. pete: stand united with the president. is that possible at all? let's bring in our immigration panel brandon judd president of the national border patrol council also an active border patrol agent. laura wilkerson angel mom her son was killed by illegal immigrant in 2010 and francisco hernandez is an immigration attorney and he joins us this morning. thank you for being here. we appreciate it brandon, let me start with you, is a deal like a short-term deal something that should happen? where should we go forward
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on this? >> we have to look at what the president ultimately wants to get done. the president wants to get a deal done that will protect these people that were brought here through no fault of their own. unfortunately the democrats are the ones that are keeping these dreamers in limbo. i would trade border security, a firm border security package to where we never have to have a son like laura's die again if we could secure that border to give the dreamers some sort of legalization. unfortunately the democrats just don't want to do it. pete: first, laura, tell us a bit about your son and tell us if this is a kind of deal you could support. >> my son was joshua wilkerson. he was 18 in high school. and he was brutally beaten and strangled and tortured to death. he was then tied up, dumped in a field and set on fire after death. pete: my goodness. >> he was a good kid, loved learning and apparently this illegal alien wanted his
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truck to scrap for money. it was so senseless to do. about the deal. as a last resort, if we had the daca numbers, no parents, no siblings, no anything else like that, i could trade it if it was a last resort. we have got to close the border first. like i said, we have got to close the border first. we can't assess who is here until we have done that i think we have given daca -- president trump gave them, what, six months or something ago that he gave congress to get something done and he has not done it i don't think we need to keep giving them warning, warning and time, time, time. it's time to do something. pete: francisco, stories like that are powerful, citizens affected by a system that benefits oftentimes illegals. how do we change that? >> i don't know that daca is going to make a difference in criminal acts by violent people. and i'm so sorry that that happened and it should not have happened. in most of the instances you see people that should have been removed there was a point when border patrol actually used to monitor the prisons and jails and that changed after 911.
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going back to your point why do the republicans need the democrats to pass daca? you only need a majority they are afraid of the filibuster. quite frankly if the republicans really want to pass daca, don't they want the democrats to filibuster it or try to filibuster it and show their true colors as they say they have? just put something on the legislative table. start passing it, take a vote. it's way past time, guys. pete: your proposal would be dare them to filibuster and pass it with republican votes. >> draw the line. pete: do you think that could happen, brandon? >> it could happen. i mean, if the president, the president is going to take control. i would never bet against president trump. and if he wants to make it happen, he is going to get the republicans to get behind him. it could happen. i think it's a good idea. pete: excellent idea. dare them to expose themselves for they are. democrats say you are for daca there is electoral benefit and not actually advocating for it to begin with. you bring up the point that
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but for those who are here legally to love this country, black white, hispanic, otherwise, it does still feel unfair that the debate is slanted towards benefits for illegal also as opposed to border security first. >> it is unfair. we don't have to give them a thing at all. we owe them nothing. why would i want to trust a daca parent, you know, they have already brought their kid here illegally and cheated maybe frauded the system, you know, why would i want to trust any of them to have any input in it? i don't think they will leave. we were talking earlier about he was saying ask a daca parent what they would do. if they leave if their kid could stay here? i don't trust them for a second. pete: how do we trust our authorities when you have the mayor of oakland saying look out ice is coming for you. if you are a criminal. >> but i think that's been settled that really had little or no effect. they couldn't pick up 800 people at the same time. but we have got to separate the issues. pete: the principle. >> let's get back to the principle that the daca
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parents are by and large 9.9% good hard-working people. there are more pro-america than many americans. they are here for opportunity and she is right. there are no rights in immigration. pete: you would acknowledge that. >> look, you and i if we swim across the river we are breaking the same law. we are not entering. pete: but i haven't swam across the river. that's the point. >> nor did my son. >> and you are correct. and i'm sorry for that. but the daca students, the daca children didn't do this. on our side why do we call it a dreamer. what's in a dream about that? it's a nightmare. they wake up and all of a sudden we're not even supposed to be here? we don't even speak that language and all of a sudden they are having to argue about whether they even have a right to stay? there are no rights in immigration there are only opportunities to earn. we have to reframe that issue on my side, on our side because it does sound offensive that we're entitled to something that we are not. pete: laura, final point here. >> let me assure you that is not a nightmare.
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living through what parents had their children taken from them ripped out of their family is what a nightmare is. they don't begin to understand the nightmare or separating families. i can't call mine. i wish joshua was in mexico where i could call him. wish he was in another country and get on skype. they have not lived the nightmare. we have lived the nightmare. it's american citizens at the expense of people coming over here want ago better life. not good. pete: the president was at the border briefly. does the wall get built? >> it does get built. he will make that wall happen and we will secure the border. pete: this is the type of discussion that happens at fox news channel the way that it should. brandon, judd, laura wilkerson and francisco hernandez, thank you all for your time. we appreciate it explosive new revelations involving three -- these two -- prompter doesn't read quite well. these two anti-trump fbi agents peter strzok and fbi page and involves the recused judge from michael flynn's case. wow, more details. sara carter has been following this sordid story
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♪ rachel: some quick headlines, even o.j. simpson is calling out anthem nearly collin kaepernick for disrespecting the flag. telling the buffalo news, quote: i thought he made a bad choice disrespecting the flag. it shouldn't be disrespected. the flag represents what we want america to be. simpson was released from prison last october after serving nine years. arizona woman photographed wearing what appeared to be a wedding dress during a dui arrest. is demanding an apology. amber young's lawyer says
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more ran that police made up a report that she was on the way to her wedding at the time of the arrest. officers say that's what she told them and the body cam footage will prove it in court. ed: fox news alert, attorney general jeff sessions justifying why he terminated former fbi deputy director andrew mccabe late last night. pete: in a statement sessions explained that mccabe had made unauthorized disclosure to the news media a leak and lacked candor meaning he lied under oath on multiple occasions. ed: here with more on that is investigative reporter sara carter. you have been ahead of the curve on this to say the least. something came in the last five minutes or so. i want you to react to it john brennan, the cia director under president obama just tweeted about mccabe, quote: when the full extent of -- is he referring to the president's
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finality moral temperature at the tuesday and political corruption going becomes known you president will take your place demagogue in the dust bin of history. you may scope goat andy mccabe but you will not destroy america. america will triumph over you. first of all you, i thought the cia director was a nonpolitical position. secondly, is john brennan a little worried like susan rice and others in the obama administration about what a second special counsel might find about him? >> i have interviewed mr. brennan in the past. i met with him. did i a 45-minute interview with him before he left the cia. i am stunned over and over again when, ed and pete, i keep seeing these tweets come in the direction of the president this is a nonpolitical position. if anything, he is dividing america. is he constantly attacking the president of the united states. and i honestly i find it stunning.
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and i think they are concerned. i mean, not just brennan but clapper and others like susan rice, samantha power, all unmasking. see, there is still ongoing investigations into all these other issues. what happened to andy mccabe and, you know, the former deputy director, i think that was expected. he lied under oath. this was opr. this was not the president of the united states. the president of the united states may have wanted him removed. he may have wanted that to happen, but it couldn't happen unless opr found him guilty. and they did. and it was -- i mean, this was information coming from a person appointed by the obama administration. ed: that's right. >> michael wh horowitz. pete: have you led the curve on reporting on some of these text messages between peter strzok and lisa page. we got a few more of them that you released and are new to our audience this morning. talking about maybe conspiring or working -- not conspiring but working with a judge who is on the fisa court as it pertains to michael flynn.
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tell us what you found. >> oh, i think this is incredible. for a long time everybody has wondered why did judge contreras who presided over michael flynn december 1st, 2017, when he gave his guilty plea, seven days later recuse himself from the case? it was a mystery. and even the courts didn't say why. neither did contreras. they just said he was recused from the case. now we discover through the house oversight committee, based on, i mean, absolute due diligence by their investigators, that contreras was friends with peter strzok. very close friends with peter strzok. and they were texting about him in 2016. and in fact what was even more interesting was the fact that they were trying to figure out a way how key meet with him without raising any suspicion because he had met with him already and he knew he was going to the fisc that's the foreign intelligence surveillance court where you get those warrants and he knew that by doing that, by meeting him privately or anything that that might get him recused. this is i object credible,
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explosive. ed: there are also questions about whether that same judge was involved in the first fisa application to spy on carter page, whether he was the judge that approved it. it hasn't been proven but republican members of congress are asking about it sara carter i'm sure you will be all over in the days ahead. >> thank you so much. ed: media appears to mock the christian faith of the newest member of the president's administration. >> god's will. the position he is in now, he has to stand there and represent real data. well, as larry kudlow says, it's god's will. ed: making fun of that well, father jonathan morse has john . is coming in next hour. pete: you heard of united airlines not caring for your pets. tragic stories. kurt the cyberguy has advice to keep your pet happy and healthy on the next trip. that's coming up ♪
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pete: welcome back, pet owners on edge following the death of a puppy on a united airlines flight. rachel: sorry, i was distracted on carrying dogs. traveling with your animal can be less stressful if you are prepared. kurt the cyberguy joins us now with the tech to keep your pet happy and healthy wherever you go. these dogs are adorable. pete: right, these dogs are adorable. rachel: puerto rico can dogs speak spanish. >> it's true. outrage continues this morning. united airlines lost yet one more dog overnight third report this week at blunders at airlines. pete: i got him. keep going. >> technology this morning
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helping us get better control over our own travel journey with our pet. first of all, some real great, break through stuff. so, airlines make it kind of confusing on how to travel with your pet because they vary in policy slightly. rachel: okay. >> you think you are ready but maybe you are not. rachel: there are products that can help you make this better. >> first of all, you have to have the right gear and you have to have the health certificate that your airline is asking for. and just keep control of your information. so a carrier like this one for a small animal is the only one that an airline will take if it's iata and usca approved. they are looking for both of those designations. why have it online in terms of the different ones that work and the ones that don't. in the cabin is a whole other story. that's where you want to travel with your pet. so if your pet is not service animal qualified. pete: yep. >> which maybe it is. then this would be the carrier required for most airlines in the u.s. to go
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underneath the seat in front of you. also the one that was used on monday. rachel: what's the whistle tracker? >> whistle tracker is what -- actually, stella is wearing this. rachel: is stella potty trained? >> we will find out, won't we? >> stella is wearing very cool technology whistle 3. g.p.s. tracker tell us where stella is minute by minute everywhere she goes. it connects up with cellular. if she ask lost along the way, can i go onto the app. and find out where is stella and i don't have to rely on the airline telling me where my dog is. i, in the past, have used the things that we use all the time for lost and found items. because i lose things all the time. but i always find them because of tile. tile is a thing that connects up with other people that have tile in their apps. so in an airplane full of 150 plus people above you, you just need about 100 feet between this and someone else with their phone to tell you where that tile is. i tape it underneath inside the carrier, which is an amazing tip to use. and so cheap.
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rachel: tell us how we can adopt these dogs. this is a charity that goes to puerto rico and they go once a month and bring back dogs that need to be adopted, right? >> tomorrow. rachel: this dog is puerto rican. is it a boy or girl? >> oh, she is a girl. stella is a girl. >> stella, and the name of the organization is -- what's the beginning of it. pete: safe and sound. >> safe and sound satos.com. bring dogs up from puerto rico and find good americans willing to adopt them. rachel: because puerto ricans are americans. these are american dogs. pete: 100 percent. >> she has never used tranquilizers. calming vest put out by akc. rachel: calming vests. pete: i need one for my kids. >> i bet you do. rachel: go to cyberguy.com for more information. >> you can see the checklist you want. rachel: come on stella, we have got to read. this still ahead, geraldo
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pete: attorney general jeff sessions has fired fbi deputy director andrew mccabe. >> if you made those decisions in the private sector you wouldn't only lose your pension you'd probably have your salary clawed back too. pete: the key here is accountability. >> this can't be a political hit job if the office of professional responsibility got documentation that he violated his oath as an fbi agent and lied. ed: explosive new text messages between fbi official peter strzok and less page reveal strzok's personal relationship. >> that judge had a relationship with peter strzok and the justice department and didn't want us to find it out. rachel: another fine video a ski lift malfunctioning running backwards.
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>> [crowd screaming] >> just total destruction. >> look at this. >> 16 defeats the one for the first time in ncaa history. >> [irish music playing] rachel: i love it. ed: we couldn't go to the bar so the bar came to us. rachel: in honor of pete [laughter] pete: i'm there in spirit brother. ed: pete's public. pete: pete's pub on the plaza. we got ed henry, rachel cam pos duffy. ed: geraldo too. pete: this is a live shot of dublin, ireland right there.
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ed: looks like they're just starting. pete: give it time. they will pour out in to the streets. ed: they're all in the bar. pete: same thing will happen here in new york city. ed: we've got a basketball court out there for march madness too, but we want to talk to geraldo. pete: it's amazing the fact that a 16 seed and 1 seed is like the fourth story of the day. rachel: then you know you've got a lot of breaking news. pete: a lot of stuff going on. ed: so geraldo? we start with a fox news alert. go ahead ed. ed: yeah, attorney general jeff sessions terminating the former fbi director andrew mccabe. in a statement in fact saying the fbi office of professional responsibility reviewed the report from the inspector general and underlying documents and issued a disciplinary proposal recommending the dismissal of mr. mccabe both inspector general and office of professional responsibility concluded mccabe had made an unauthorized disclosure to the news media and lacked can door
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including under oath on multiple occasions, geraldo two points there, lacked candor means lie basically and lower fbi agents not the number two official would lose their job maybe even face charges over something like that and number two all kinds of people in the media this morning saying donald trump fired mccabe when in fact it was this non- partisan independent group at the fbi that said he should be fired. geraldo: all true, ed and good morning, everybody and happy st. patricks day today it is my sister sharon's birthday she and my 98 year old mom are watching. you know, i think that even though everything you said is true it was still tacky and it's of the saturday night massacre during the nixon days. i don't like the way it came down. i think both things can be true here and probably are true. number one the firing of mccabe as it happened on a friday night at 10:00 was harsh and spite full and it has that vibe to me that, you know, this was
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unnecessary. pete: why? geraldo: let me get to my number two point but even though it was spitefull and overly harsh and punitive, because you're going to deny the guy his pension, the second point and this is the driving point, is that i have no reason to doubt the office of professional responsibility or the inspector general i think that mccabe as i mentioned on the program yesterday morning is in some real severe criminal jeopardy now. he obviously according to these allegations lacking candor, he committed perjury and lied to a federal investigator about his conduct during the probe of the clinton foundation and the hillary clinton e-mail. so you have both things probably -- pete: the rankin file fbi member were to lie they would be fired immediately why is it draconian to file the deputy director when he lies repeatedly and also he was leaking in an unauthorized
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way. why is that draconian? geraldo: i stand by it because the guy was going to retire tomorrow. he's been on the bureau for 21 years. you know, his wife is a democrat politician. pete: 21 years and i commit an offense and i'm dishonorably discharged i don't get a dime of pension why should he be treated differently? geraldo: i will wager you now what his pension is that he ultimately gets his pension because the civil service rules are so pro-worker that even though they took this action and they stuck him in the tushy, he's going to get his pension but it makes the president of the united states, my friend, who is my basic concern right now, makes him look churlish and immature. rachel: he did not do it though the fbi did. geraldo: we know that. we know that. rachel: andrew mccabe put out ate statement. he said for the last year and a half my family and i have been the targets of an unrelenting assault on our reputation and my service to this country.
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the president's tweets amplified and exacerbated it and he called for my firing and called for me to be stripped of my pension after more than 20 years on my service. this attack on my credibility is one part of a larger effort not just to slander me personally but to taint the fbi, leland intelligence and the fbi and efforts of the special counsel investigation which here is what i don't line about this statement. it presumes that the president has control over bureaucracy we've learned nothing over the last year is that they do whatever they want. geraldo: here is the problem. you've now created, you probably had him all along he was probably like a democratic mole within the fbi from the get go. i mean, that's my surmise. his wife dr. jill mccabe ran for democratic state office. she got three-quarters of a million dollars from the allie of hillary clinton i get all of that but now you have to
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remember that, so he is mccabe who takes over his acting director of the fbi in may, right? pete: uh-huh. geraldo: so he's acting director of the fbi from may until august what he is saying now is you've made me an enemy. i am very bitter. i am very angry. you screwed me on friday night. do you know why you did it? you did it because i know why you really fired james comey, the fbi director. you really fired james comey the fbi director because you wanted to obstruct mueller's investigation into the president and russiagate. so what i'm saying is that i understand some of this is follow the bouncing ball but we have now set the stage for an ugly ugly bar fight here with broken glass and people playing dirty. pete: you're saying so cabbies cab acts it appears unethically, breaks rules. geraldo: maybe criminally illegally. ed: so he loses his pension some people would say that's the act
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geraldo and now you're saying because he's held accountable maybe he's going to say i'm going to bar fight and screw you mr. president and testify against you that's problematic to me i'll let you respond in a minute but another problem is the president is saying they've gone political that he's not at war with the men and women who bravely try to protect us and let me add to that. now you have the cia director in the last administration john bre nnan, supposed to be non- political. a few moments ago he tweets this to the president. when the full extent of your moral turpitude and political corruption becomes known you will take your rightful place as a disgraced demagog in history and scape goat andy mccabe but you will not destroy america, america will triumph over you but my simple question is how in the world can it allegedly non- political cia director say that to the president of the united states? geraldo: i despise both things. i think that when you set the
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table with firing mccabe this way, a guy with kids and he's been there and all that -- pete: it doesn't matter. geraldo: it's going to be sob story. rachel: andrea mitchell is already trying to figure out how to help him. geraldo: but why not let him retire, you go after him criminally, you indict him, he gets convicted he will lose the pension anyway but you don't look like scrooge. and i don't understand why this kind of -- pete: well you're acting like mccabe fired in the first shot when in reality you look at the facts because part of the conspiracy and insurance plan. he thought hillary clinton was going to win, he thought he would be the fbi director. geraldo: that's true. maybe true also. pete: now he's found out and lied about it and you feel bad for him? geraldo: last week, i want to take everybody back to ancient history. rachel: [laughter] geraldo: last week the house
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intelligence committee says no collusion. this is like last week it seems like it was five years ago but it was like days ago. the house intelligence committee says no collusion so i'm with shawn hannity, and we're saying dude, high five. collusion illusion now the 45th president of the united states can go on and run the country and the normal order of business you've got all these things going on, we've got north korea, syria, all kinds of thins that i have to pay attention to. rachel: i see what you're saying geraldo: and now he's got -- pete: the media calls it the knife fight the rest of us call it accountability. you fire the guy who screwed up. welcome to the world america. you and i could be fired tomorrow that's the reality of it. geraldo: when are we going to be president? when are we going to run the country? how is it that this guy, my friend the president now has to worry about people calling him v enal and demagog. rachel: they thought all those things about him before. geraldo: you don't the
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escalation though? there's been an escalation last night i happened to be home. erica is coming in from cleveland this morning. i was home alone last night so i'm watching msnbc and watching cnn and i'm clicking around. ed: wait, what? geraldo: and i'm hearing what sounded like 40 years ago, you know, it's like -- ed: that's how they were framing it. geraldo: that's exactly the way so we now have to live through a period i think of extreme turmoil. i hope that what's his name cray , the new guy? wray. i hope that he settles the bureau down and gets back to the traditional job. pete: why not skip the fake news and watch fox news channel. ed: we'll be hoisting guiness in honor of rivera. ed: this is a fox news alert bombshell revelations found in new text messages from these two anti-trump fbi agents that
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involves general michael flynn a live report from washington will be next. pete: and oprah winfrey has said she would need a sign from god to run for president. well, maybe she has received it. rachel: [laughter] >> oprah you must run. rachel: [laughter] >> ♪ ♪ i will be faithful ♪ ner so allstate is giving us money back on our bill. well, that seems fair. we didn't use it. wish we got money back on gym memberships. get money back hilarious. with claim-free rewards. switching to allstate is worth it.
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rachel: a fox news alert former national security advisor michael flynn making his first appearance since pleading guilty to lying to the fbi. pete: think about the contrast between the way he was treated and the way that andy mccabe was treated, quite interesting. this as a new explosive text messages between fbi love birds peter strzok and lisa page revealed strzok's personal relationship with the judge recused from michael flynn's case. ed: julian turner our friend is live in washington with all the details good morning. >> good morning, guys so president trump's disgraced
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former national security advisor michael flynn is as you say back in the spotlight and it's for the first time since he plead guilty to lying to the fbi, on december 1. now, general flynn is talking about himself, while stumping for a california congressional candidate. >> i'm not here to complain about who has done me wrong. >> [laughter] >> or how unfair i've been treated or how unfair the entire process has been. you know, it is what it is and my previous statements. >> this as new work texts between fbi agent peter strzok and fbi lawyer lisa page have surfaced. they reveal that in july 2016, they discussed strzok's friendship with a federal judge who would later handle flynn's prosecution. so in these new texts, strzok and page discuss hosting a cocktail party with federal judge rudolph contreras. he serves on the fisa surveillance court. on july 25, page wrote, rudy is
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on the fisc. did you know that just appointed two months ago. strzok replied i did and we talked about it before and after i need to get together with him. page continued, i can't imagine either one of you could talk about anything in detail meaningful enough to warrant recusal. to which strzok replied really? rudy, i'm in charge of the fbi and any espionage fisa warrant that comes before him what should he do? give him his friend overseas them. strzok replies to that, he's super thoughtful and rigourous about ethics and conflicts. and suggested a social setting with others who probably would be better than a one on one meeting. so, guys? looks like the betting is on a cocktail party. rachel: right? we've still got more to discover but find out if they had that cocktail party or not. pete: thanks for your time. rachel: hattie st. patricks day. >> you too guys. pete: love it. ed: a lot of people having cocktail parties today. you'd never bet against cocktail parties let's be honest. pete: that's a never not
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intended cocktail party. ed: well moving on consumer confidence hitting a 14-year high, charles payne says there's one reason for that optimism and it is jobs, and he joins us live ed: always brings energy to the show. rachel: and faith under attack this time the target is president trump's new economic advisor take a look. >> he ended by saying however things work out, it will be god 's will. >> that's an interesting way to talk about being the national economic advisor to the president. god's will?
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>> vote the way that your husband, your boss, your son, whoever, believes you should.
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ed: well quick headlines apparently a clarification maybe some spin on its way from hillary clinton after those controversial comments in india about female voters, a former advisor to secretary clinton is maybe someone who still talks to her as well told us earlier expect more "context" today. >> on the specific part of what's said about women, i think and first of all i know she's posting something on facebook later today to put it in better context. ed: she went on to say hillary clinton does believe women are more impacted by their husband's than men are by their wives, when it comes to politics let's see how she explains that and retired republican senator jeff flake now may be eying a 2020 presidential run the story surprising nobody. sparking more speculation during a political appearance in oh, new hampshire. >> this has not been my plans to run for president, but i've not ruled it out. i hope that someone does run in the republican primary.
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somebody to challenge the president. ed: arizona senator one of pete hegseth's favorites will retire from office after serving just one term. pete: thank you, ed. ed: meanwhile president trump's new top economic advisor larry kudlow is bringing decades of financial experience to the white house. pete: but that is not stopping the media of attacking him on of all things his christian faith. listen. >> you notice when larry kudlow spoke on cnbc yesterday he ended by saying however thins work out it will be god's will. >> that's an interesting way to talk about being the national economic advisor to the president. god's will? >> the position that he's in now he has to stand there and represent real data. >> well as larry kudlow says, it's god's will. pete: wow. god's will and larry kudlow calling them out on twitter tweeting sneering at faith and god's will at msnbc? why are you still on the air? she apparently believes people in business and economics should not have faith.
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ed: wow. rachel: joining us with his reaction fox news religion contributor father jonathan morris. hello, happy st. patricks day. >> thank you. rachel: this is very interesting to me first of all larry is somebody who clearly takes his religion seriously, he converted in 1997 and god's will we all want god's will and we all expect that god's looking out for our lives and has a play in that. why is that so curious and maybe even offensive to her? >> well if you believe that god is a providential god which means god provides for us and intervenes in human affairs rather than a diest perspective of god, like the watchmaker who sets things in motion christians believe that he cares about our affairs, that he intervenes that's why we pray and that he has a plan for us and so it sounds to me, i don't know larry kudlow but it sounds to me like he took seriously what we call
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discernment of god's will. that is to try to discern, to decipher what does god want me to do? it sounds like there was an opportunity to take this job. he prayed about it, he thought about it and then he decided yes , i believe it's god's will for me to say yes to this. there's nothing strange about that. ed: and msnbc was making it sound like and framing it like he doesn't have decades of economic experience. he really doesn't know what he's doing. he's not going to have any plans but he will go off and say mr. president, i don't know it's sort of up to god when we know the reality is he has all this experience, he's going to bring it to the table but even if he makes the best possible decisions for the president, god 's will may take it another way. i think that's what he was saying. >> yes, i would agree and i would say, you know, it sounded to me like this woman, this anchor was not trying to, she just thought it was very strange that anyone at all would actually think about god's will. she felt very comfortable making fun of it.
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pete: that's the one thing she picked up on he said god's will. it was a long interview what's the mind set that goes to you just shouldn't be saying that? >> i don't think it was mean- spirited of her but just a shock and bewilderment that how could anybody whose a smart person actually be worried about god's will in their life and i thought it was very refreshing that larry kudlow, reminded me we saw somebody else make fun of the vice president. >> joy behar. >> yes, it's almost like hearing voices from god and talking to god. ed: it took her weeks to apologize. rachel: i feel reassured when there are people in government who actually listen to god and inform their ideas at least on the basis of ethics that are usually formed. >> maybe she's worried about it would be worrisome if a christian were just saying i'm going to wait until i hear a voice and do whatever it tells me. rachel: yes. >> god doesn't usually speak to
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us in that way. he has given us the gift of reason, human intellect and faith and reason do not contradict each other. there is one truth and so it's our faith seeking understanding, right? seeking a deeper understanding of god's will and also of the laws of nature for example. rachel: yeah, it's just a cultural divide? pete: it's no doubt why people in middle america don't trust coastal elites that look down at them because they have faith. you will be having maybe a green beer today at some point, one? rachel: [laughter] good, father. ed: thank you very much for being here. >> happy st. patricks day. rachel: you too. pete: danger at the slopes, an out of control ski lift violently throwing people into the air, you've got to see the shocking video and it is shocking, coming up ahead. rachel: plus consumer confidence is hitting a 14-year high, charles payne says there's one reason for optimism and that is jobs and he's going to join us
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inside next. ed: it can't be st. patricks day without the irish spirit like irish whiskey. rick on the plaza, just ahead. pete: rick with the whiskey? rachel: [laughter] >> [bagpipes playing]
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>> madness has hit its peak as a 16 defeats a 1 for the first
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time in ncaa history. pete: it is your shot of the morning the ultimate upset has finally happened for the first time in history since the bracket hit 64 teems the university of maryland baltimore county you probably haven't heard of them but now you have knocking off the number one seed uva virginia. they didn't just beat them. i mean they beat the pants off them 74-54, as the top seeds won the previous 135 games against 16 seed. rachel: and we're celebrating march madness all morning long with our own basketball court on the plaza. ed: and guess what? we went into the archives to find out pete actually has a little history with basketball. rachel: awe, pete? ed earlier days, i recognize that broad shouldered basketball player anywhere. pete: if i'd known that photo was going to live on forever i would not have had such a cheese y smile. but i'm going to get my revenge
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when we do a three point contest ed: when you beat me? pete: yes. ed i have a secret weapon which is charles payne. charles: well the one kid said we're going to pick teams and he looked at me and said we've got to go hard. he was serious right? rachel: i saw it. ed: well you know what's got a lot of confidence is this economy we saw this number 14- year high in consumer confidence talking about the market but talk about why there's so much confidence right now. charles: well let me go deeper into that confidence because there's a narrative that goes way beyond the headlines the bottom third of households in terms of income saw a 16 percentage point increase in optimism that's absolutely unheard of. unheard of, ironically the top one-third actually went down. they're worried about the status quo being upset they don't want tariffs but hard reality hitting the lower income of our nation is amazing. why? well one reason, we also learned yesterday in january,
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6.3 million job openings right now. by far an all-time record and guess what's it's in things like construction 250,000 construction jobs up over 60% in just one month. pete: wow. charles: 470,000 manufacturing jobs. it really is amazing. pete: what happens when you've got those kind of openings if they don't have people to fill it then what happens with wages? you got to bring people into that industry. charles: they start to go up but that is another problem that by the way won't be an easy fix. we have manufacturing data out by two federal reserve this week empire state and new york both said the same thing through the roof qualified workers is an area of the country we're going to have to work on but as far as the jobs themselves, they are coming out like never before. rachel: and another piece of news that you will not hear on other channels because all good economic news is getting buried in all the drama instead of what people really care about. that is 2 million americans are off of food stamps this is like
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the opposite of what happened in the obama administration where we saw that number grow in one year it's coming down. charles: it's coming down dram at beingly and that also reflects what we saw last fright , when we got the jobs report we learned over 800,000 people came back into the job market that was a spike we hadn't seen in like three decade s so it tells you that people are saying hey, i have the confidence to get off of assistance. rachel: right. charles: i've always wanted to get off but i just wasn't sure but now i have the confidence to get off because the jobs are out there. rachel: you told us last week we should be expecting maybe a marriage boom. charles: we're going to see a household formation boom, we'll see a boom in business startups because two or three years ago we went to an all-time low in entrepreneurship. we're going to see all that turn around. forget about all the other polls and nonsense out there in those headlines and real life and real americans things are getting much better. pete: charles payne. charles: not like my basketball
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game. was it worse seeing your photograph? [laughter] pete: who you got on the three point shooting contest though me or ed? charles: i'm going with ed. pete: oh, okay. rachel: well thank you and happy st. patricks day. okay we've got headlines for you , an engineer actually reported cracks in the bridge at florida international university two days before its deadly collapse. take a look. >> share with you some information about the fiu pedestrian bridge and some cracking that's been observed on the north end of the span. we've taken a look at it and obviously some repairs or whatever will have to be done but from a safety perspective we don't see that there's any issue there. rachel: the engineer leaving the message to a florida department of transportation employee who didn't hear it until after the collapse, which killed six people. two of those victims have now been identified, fiu student ale
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xa duran was driving under while construction worker was on top of the bridge making those repairs. terrifying video, a ski lift malfunctioning running backwards uncontrol aboutly and violently throwing people from their seats take a look. the accident happening at a ski resort in the country of georgia 11 people are hurt, none with life threatening injuries. the cause is still under investigation. oprah winfrey said she needed a sign from god before she would run for president. well it looks like that moment is here. her bff, gayle king, sharing this photo on twitter of a letter to oprah. if you take a closer look, the return address is from jesus christ. christ is actually an 83 year old woman in north waterborough, maine, who legally changed her
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name 50 years ago and those are your headlines. okay you guys what's going on out there at the bar? rick: we're celebrating st. patricks day out on the plaza with our own pub. ed: joining us now tim hurley, is that an official title? >> it is. [laughter] rick: i thought i had the best job around, but you basically are just a brand ambassador for a booze company. >> i go coast to coast, city to city, always occasionally an irish pub that we like to take with us so what we have today is four irish whiskey cocktails to make sure you celebrate st. patricks day correctly. no green beer nonsense while we have first up, don't be shy, our irish mule, so this is tillamore irish whiskey, lyme juice as well and we serve it in -- pete: i didn't even know about
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the irish mule. ed: i prefer irish to moscow. rick: this is like if you're sick what you would drink. >> this is a cold hot toddy. we call it a cold rush or golden irish and i'm not talking about what you'll find at the end of rainbows or leprechauns but it's a thirst question quencher, and then a lemon garnish as well so we made it with our caribbean rum finish. pete: let's try that. >> so we'll finish this for four to six months in caribbean rum and, you know, i always talk about it's a bit of island life in ireland. ed: do you give it a sweet finish or anything? >> you'll get that, and we also top it off with coconut water to make sure you're well hydrated on this st. patricks day.
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pete: very important. rick: overly hydrated is what we call it. last one? >> this is our classic, this is a beer which is a stout aged in our tillamore rum cast so this is my favorite pairing it's the easiest cocktail in the world to make and so gents, grab a drink and let's do a toast. ed: this is to rachel. and her mom on her birthday. rachel: bring in one of those cocktails for me guys bring one inside. all right, thank you. president trump supporting the firing of former fbi deputy director andrew mccabe, claiming he knew of corruption at the highest level. former u.s. ambassador to the u.n. john boulton is here to react, next. plus, march madness is still in full swing and former college basketball player john kristin is shooting hoops on the plaza. he's going to be on a one on one match up between pete and ed you've got to stay intune for that, just ahead.
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ed: now to a fox news alert president trump signaling support for attorney general jeff sessions firing a former fbi director andrew mccabe. he was agreeing with a decision that was suggested by the office of professional responsibility inside the fbi the president tweeting andrew mccabe fired a great day for the hard working men and women of the fbi, a great day for democracy and getting reaction also live from former ambassador to the u.n. fox news contributor john bolton ambassador bolton, what do you think about this you have all kinds of critics saying the president is overreach, attacking a man, taking away his pension is it that or about accountability? >> well i think just speaking it would have been stunning if jeff
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sessions had done anything else. i mean let's be clear here. the department' office of the inspector general is conducting an investigation, that means that it's not just an fbi matter it's department-wide and in the course of an investigation like that sometimes something urgent or important comes up but even before the ig's finished his report, he'll refer it for disciplinary action or possible criminal investigation. now, here it was referred to the fbi's office of professional responsibility. we don't know whether there's a criminal referral yet. there maybe there may not be but it goes to the fbi and its office of professional responsibility concurs with the department's ig and recommends that mccabe be fired. now if this were fbi special agent john smith, nobody would take notice of it and i think that's exactly what happened here. ed: and john smith would have been fired long ago to your point. let's turn to russia. the narrative for so long has been the president won't get
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tough against vladimir putin. then this week what the administration builds as tough new sanctions are unveiled. again, the media says well they're not tough enough and meanwhile, russia responds starts expelling diplomats. sounds like they think the sanctions are tough ambassador. >> well, i think this is primarily in response to prime minister theresa may of great britain expelling some russian diplomats. i think what happened in great britain this assassination of a former russian spy bayous of a prohibited chemical weapon is very very serious and i think we are following britain's leads since the crime took place on its territory but i would say that the west as a whole the nato alliance needs to have a very strong response to this and i'm sure that's under consideration in the trump adminitration. ed: a couple of other big stories this week that have been brewing going into next week. we saw rex tillerson fired of course as secretary of state, a lot of people wondering what
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that means for the iran nuclear deal and at the same time some of our european allies seem to be prepared according to a report on reuters last night to make some moves to maybe improve the deal to try and keep the u.s. in that iran nuclear deal. where do you think we stand right now? >> well the deal cannot be improved. it is a strategic debacle for the united states and it's simply blue smoking mirrors to think we can fix it and anyway let's focus on the europeans they want to fix it that's great and wonderful. has anybody asked the iranians whether they will agree to any of this? i think the president should have gotten out of this deal on day one, better late than never, because it harms the united states, it impedes our ability to deal with iran, and honestly when we've got north korea racing toward the capability of hitting targets in the united states, we need to address this very seriously. ed: you mention north korea i hear criticism in the media last 24-48 hours that the president
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in installing mike pompeo at least nominating him as his designation to be secretary of state that he's putting the "sp ies" in charge of the talks and not folksed enough on democrat. what do you think? >> it would be nice if we could hear something from north korea it's now if my math is correct nine days since president trump accepted the offer conveyed by south korea, the offer that kim jong-un extended to meet with him. nine days the north koreans have said nothing publicly. i'd sure like to know what's going on in pyeongchang. ed: absolutely last question probably don't want to talk the it but i've got to ask it i'm talk about reshaming the cabinet national security team and now there's a lot of talk that had are mcmaster will be out, short term or medium term have you talked about the president in the last few days? >> nice try, ed congratulations but i will stick with my long- standing very boring policy i just don't talk about myself.
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ed: okay, so that sounds like a maybe. >> [laughter] ed: it's like when we ask people whether or not they're going to keep the door open to running for president it sounds like the doors open for one ambassador. those are my words. my view is that no comment means no comment. i know that's old fashion but that's what it means. ed: fair enough have a good weekend ambassador bolton, we'll see you in the days ahead. meanwhile we'll have a little fun with the talk about diplomacy and it's march madness and pete is warming up he better warmup because i'm taking him on in a three point contest and former college basketball player s ncaa analyst john christian is going to referee. it's going to be fun. >> ♪ check every six months i'm accident free. and i don't share it with mom! right, mom? righttt. safe driving bonus checks. only from allstate. switching to allstate is worth it.
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>> [irish music playing] pete:
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it is st. patties day and we're doing it right as we always do we've got a bar here and a court over here but big upsets and buzzer beaters so far in this year's march madness ncaa tournament, watch. >> big time hits. >> this has been just total destruction. >> look at this. they will take it and he's done it. he's done it! ed: what other upsets might happen this month? joining us with reaction, predictions former college ball er and ncaa tournament analyst john cristman. so good to have you here so i don't care arizona is out and uv a is out because my team is kentucky. >> oh, god here we go. ed: they have a path in the final four now. >> they have a path to the final four but as you see everything is unpredictable. pete: yes. >> look you're talking about
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basketball which has a ton of variables right and then you talk about 18-22 year olds and unpredictability is what makes being 18-22 a lot of fun. >> millennials. >> so how do you protect the ncaa tournament. pete: you've been to the sweet 16 actually with penn state. >> how did they do? rachel: [laughter] ed: you were a great trash talker. pete: but what's it like to be in the thick of it? it's one of the most special moments you'll have in your sports life. guys that play professionally, they'll always talk about college and the opportunity to play in the ncaa tournament because everyone has a chance to win. pete: yeah. >> you know, sports in general is like that great connector where you come from different walks of life, everybody works for one common goal and it's one of the most special things you can experience especially when you look at some of the things like unbc knocking off uva last night a team that had no business to be in this tournament and now they're still
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dancing. ed: we're going to see if pete learned anything in the bench. >> did it go in? pete: it did not go in. but redemption, we've got a contest, ed is going to shoot, i'm going to shoot. >> i don't know how i feel about this right now. ed: oh, no. pete: i know you're a lefty ed. >> [irish music playing] rachel: [applause] ed: the pressure is on. >> [cheers and applause] pete: he might need your help. ed: i need you. i need you. pete: yes, sir! ed: sorry the better man won. pete: i was defeated by ed in a three pointer.
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rachel? ed: move in a little bit. oh, there it is. pete: you know what i'm going to make one. we will be right back as i hang my head in shame. >> [laughter] >> ♪ ♪ [burke] vengeful vermin. seen it. covered it. we know a thing or two because we've seen a thing or two. ♪ we are farmers. bum-pa-dum, bum-bum-bum-bum ♪
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pete: welcome back to fox & friends it is st. patties day and we've got of course as a result guiness. >> how is it going? ed: we're in a virtual bar here in a studio in manhattan. pete: aaron ridgeway, a guiness ambassador from dublin, how do you pour the perfect point? >> with clean glass, you don't necessarily have to reach over the bar actually that's not a good way to do it at all and fill it up three-quarters of the way and then let it set. ed: we're going to finish this
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after the show. go to our facebook page right now. pete: i might finish this after the show. ed: come back tomorrow we've got a big show tomorrow too. rachel: happy st. patricks day. rachel: have a great day. dagen: the fallout after the firing, fbi guy andrew mccabe out, hours before retiring. president trump calling it justice. the left saying it's just politics. who is right? how intelligence brad winstrop and ben cardon are here and get ready for more tax cuts in the wake of that pennsylvania race republicans making a big push for it. we're on it, and not one, not two, now three incidents of mishandling dogs by united airlines unless than a week. what is going on? and why is this republican senator getting involved? louisiana john kennedy is here,

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