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have been protesting in iran for the past couple of days -- protesting both the shootdown in the iranian coverup of that shootdown -- "stooges" of the united states. just for good measure he added that european countries were contemptible u.s. servants. clearly, khamenei was trying to regain control over the narrative after these troubling events in iran and in the region for the past couple of weeks. if anybody was expecting a conciliatory note, they did not come through. sandra and bill? >> bill: we will see what happens. from, leading our coverage today. the speaker we have asked for four fact witnesses. they are not democrats, they are the president's men. the top advisors will be appointed. >> the house's hour is over. the senate's time is at hand. >> sandra: after weeks of delays, the impeachment trial of the president officially underway in the senate. the battle over witnesses is only heating up. complete coverage of it all for you this morning, and just moments we wer we will hear fror federal prosecutor and encourage it. we hear from chad pergram on capitol hill. chad? >> good morning cassandra. they will spend the weekend prepping their case, that they will present to the senate next
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week. one of the biggest questions is whether or not the senate will entertain evidence from love part of us. he's an associate of rudolph giuliani, he let his wrongdoing by the president. listen. >> i think because i was on the ground there and he was over here. here. >> you'd be willing to testify? >> i would be very willing to testify. >> it's a very thorny question about whether or not the senate will actually hear from witnesses. it will be decided later on, is what we are told. here is a republican kentucky senator rand paul. >> i think the buttons are as corrupt as the day is long, but it will tell you my fear is -- this is not an ordinary vote. everybody in the country is watching. >> two democrats, this is a question of fairness. whether or not the senate is actually conducting the senate trial in the fairway. that's why democrats like the minority leader chuck schumer are going to continue to amp up pressure on republicans. >> if you believe the truth is right, and the truth prevails,
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the wisdom of the founding fathers and what we saw in the chamber this afternoon gives me some hope that a number of our senate colleagues will rise to the occasion. we want the truth, and maybe some republicans will rise to the occasion. >> like any other trial, you have briefs. there are deadlines for these briefs to be filed. the house of representatives, their deadline is tomorrow, saturday. on monday the administration has an opportunity to file its brief, and if the democrats in the house and the senate want to return fire and rebut with the administration has sent out, they have to file something by noon on tuesday. the trial formally begins into opening arguments and so on and so forth at 1:00 on tuesday. what we still don't have as a resolution from the senate majority leader mitch mcconnell, establishing the parameters of the trail. ;pi0b= the minority leader chuck schumer has been very critical of that, so you want something else. the fact that he hasn't seen that resolution is a big sticking point. sandra?
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>> sandra: a lot to keep track of. you are the guards do it. chad pergram, thank you. >> bill: andy mccarthy joins us. good morning to you on a friday, get debbie back with us today. let's look at perhaps the senators and their public inside that are most critical. susan collins, mid romney, lisa murkowski, courtney gardner , lamar alexander. "i tend to believe having additional information would be helpful. it is likely i would support a motion to call witnesses at that point in the trial just as i did 1999." is that significant from her was a consistent? >> i think it's consistent, bill. i think it's about what you would expect. no legal proceeding -- and we also have to say at the outset that this is not a judicial proceeding, it's a senate trial, so it's more political than legal -- but no proceeding of this kind starts with a guarantee of witnesses.
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weeks is both sides will make your case about whether this was an impeachable offense or not. when you get witnesses and testimony outside with the lawyers say, it's because one side or the other, to the satisfaction of the tribunal, to resolve an issue in the case that needs to be resolved, you need to get additional information. to be more concrete about it, to my mind, i assume for argument sake of the president put pressure on the ukrainians to get these accommodations. i don't think it rises to an impeachable offense on circumstances were nothing happened. i would assume, if it were me, that even if these witnesses came in and testified, absolutely president trump was knowledgeable of the fact they were putting pressure on the ukrainians to get this
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investigation of the bidens. to me, it would not be an impeachable offense. i wouldn't need to hear the testimony. i assume it's as bad as it gets from the president and it's still not an impeachable offense. senator collins may not feel that way. that, because the president has said again and again that it was all perfect and there was no quid pro quo, she think the record needs to be completed with respect to the witnesses who can speak to that. perhaps if she hears that, she still gets to the conclusion that if she feels the case was that's an unreasonable position. >> bill: her position was she supported additional witnesses, yet still voted not guilty as a republican senator against the democratic president, then bill clinton. that was her final verdict. >> bill, it's important to them not only that you reach the right result but that the proceeding has integrity. if that's where she's coming from, i don't think that's an
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unreasonable position. >> bill: i have heard you say repeatedly you are of the mind the senate should send the case back to the house, continue the investigation, then come back again another time. is that realistic, given the factors? >> no. look, they've sworn in the chief justice of the united states to preside over a trial that is going to start on tuesday. the fact that -- i believe no that's a situation where the they are in the grand jury investigating the same defendant and publicizing the new evidence they are putting out, which prejudiceds the trial. that would not happen in a normal case. this is not a normal case. they are going to start on think senator mcconnell is aware of the game being played. there will be an effort to
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confine this proceeding to the two articles of impeachment that up and returned a month ago. >> bill: i've got 30 seconds left. lev parnas. do senators on both sides really want to hear from him? what do you think? >> i don't know that they want to hear from him in the public trial. there may be a desire to interview him. i would be surprised if it happens, bill. i still think he's leveraging his importance, potentially, as an impeachment witness against the prosecutors in the southern district of new york where he's looking at a case and you'd like to get that dismissed. that's what his real agenda is here. >> bill: andy, thank you. andy mccarthy, and analysis on the spot there is always. we will talk to you next week. thank you, andy.1bihs7,= off officially. we don't get it until a couple days later. wednesday, thursday. >> sandra: the battle over these witnesses, will they or will they call more witnesses? that is certainly heating up as the day goes on. meanwhile, james comey under scrutiny yet again. new reports this morning saying
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he's the focus of a new doj leak investigation. we will have the specifics of that. >> bill: also this indicted giuliani associate leveling stunning allegations against the president's legal team. republican mike turn i will respond to that and more. plus, there's this. >> were they telling you to sacrifice yourself in order to protect the president? >> that's how i felt. ok, balanc. for strength and energy! whoo-hoo! great-tasting ensure. with nine grams of protein and twenty-seven vitamins and minerals. ensure, for strength and energy. a former army medic, made of the we maflexibility to handle members like kate. whatever monday has in store and tackle four things at once.
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watching and concerns it would be deaths or injuries. we are now learning that there are injuries, those who are being checked for concessions. i think it really shows that iran intended in this action, and this response, to hurt or harm americans. >> bill: based on reports they could be returning to the field after they are treated. do you see the story with james comey lis late last night? will put this appear. "justice department investing don might give us-old leaks. investigating the leak about a russian intelligence document, and they appear to be focusing on whether the former fbi director james comey --" >> the issue i think we all understand is that during
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james comey's leadership at the fbi, there were continuous leake occurring of information that wy critical to both united states and to individuals. james comey was certainly a suspect at a lot of those, and now you see one rising to the level where they may have evidence of james comey -- during his tenure at the fbi, they traded in information, trying to manipulate both the media and the american public. it's shameful. >> bill: the suggestion is that comey was the leaker when he ran the agency. >> there are other instances where there were memos, where he interviewed tribe or leak them after he had left the fbi. we see a pattern here of comey using information -- >> bill: does this come from the ag bill barr? the ig report, horowitz, or possibly the ongoing case that involves the prosecutor john durham? what is your aunt on that? >> it could be coming from john durham's continuing end investigation. you'll see much more that comes out of that.
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once they look at the evidence connecting the dots of the inappropriate leaking of information that occurred, and comey's interventions, i think we will see additional evidence of comey being the source of these leaks. >> bill: you are obviously in the house, your say-so for the moment on impeachment has been -- how should we say it? muted? >> diminished. >> bill: okay, diminish. better word, thank you for that. here is lev parnas on a second night of interviews on msnbc. >> i had a meeting with john dowd inside the jail. instead of comforting me, he basically starts talking to me like a drill sergeant and giving the orders. like, "be a good way." >> bill: parnas is talking a lot. you've heard a lot about it. what you make of it? >> these individuals have suspect credibility anyway. he is certainly under indictment. but the question you have here, just like the information that was sent over to the senate, you
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have a bunch ofu/8e1(p evidence. people conjecturing asked with the president of the united states thinks or says. that's how you end up with impeachment that's been sent over that is a carless impeachment. the abuse of power articles that have been sent over, which i think it's very dangerous precedent. if the adam schiff regime with nancy pelosi had believed a crime that occurred there, impeachment articles would have alleged one. >> bill: obviously the president was asked about yesterday in the oval office. here's how he reacted. >> he's trying to probably make a deal for himself. i don't even know who this man is, other than i guess he attended fund-raisers, so i take a picture with him. >> bill: we clearly know that he worked with giuliani. how well does the president know a and how significant do you think that should be? >> as you sign the impeachment hearings, you have the parade of individuals who conjecture what is going on the white house. we will see others. i think the democrat message machine is going to, instead of
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focusing on the trial in the senate, it's going to focus on how we parade people in front of the media. i think you will see a continuation of this. >> bill: what about the senate trial? >> if they look at the case that hearsay-based -- even nancy pelosi herself and said it's a hearsay-based case -- and they look at the articles themselves that alleged abuse of power and no crime, i think they will feign don't mike find them constitutionally and affectionatelfactuallydeficient. they'll look at all the information fresh. we have months, looking at the information. i think they will come to the same conclusion that certainly we did on the republican side of the house, which is they don't allege a crime, woul which the constitution required. basis for impeachment. it's all hearsay case. speaks of you covered a lot. thank you, mike turner. nice to see you in person as always.
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sandra, what's next? >> sandra: is impeachment drowning out the big walk up to the iowa caucuses? why our own howie kurtz is the mainstream media could be devaluing the first presidential contest. and lori loughlin's lawyers back in court today and that college admissions scandal. we will have the details that are now emerging from her emails, that could turn out to be pretty embarrassing for the defense.
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>> bill: a pickup truck heading another vehicle before slamming into a starbucks in illinois, causing >> bill: a pickup truck heading another vehicle before slamming into a starbucks in illinois, causing the billing to partially collapse. 555 people injured. it happened in mchenry come out west of chicago. the cause that crash is now. khamenei note to some brand-new developers in the college admissions scandal. later this morning, attorneys for where loftin interested back in court over varsity blues. this as some setting emails come to light. molly line is following that case for us from boston. hey, molly. >> you want to come center. the college admissions scandal moves forward with the status conferences today. the defendants are not required to attend, so we expect essentially a room full of suits. there are two hearing slated, one for the coaches and administrators and other involved in the scandal.
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the parents are expected to have their attorneys go to the judge with a status hearing. earlier, prosecutors also dumping a trove, huge number of documents, nearly 500 pages, related to the case. accusing stomach including against loaded often in her fashions that her husband, mossimo 316. including an exchange between giannulli and then the missions official in september of 2016. the official offers to flag giannulli's daughters' application and provide a customized tour of the campus with family. giannulli, who processors dome i prosecutors allege was working to cheat his daughter into u.s. he is a fake athletic recruit, replied. "thank you so much, i think we are squared away." later the official urges giannulli, "if you would ever like to discuss the impact, please let me know." that night giannulli since the exchange to his wife, noting
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"the nicest i've been at blowing somebody off." another interesting document found in the trove of documents showed u.s. emissions officials asked the former usc athletic director to look into suspicions raised by high schools regarding some students being admitted as athletic recruits, including laughlin's daughters. the official rights, the schools don't think either of the students are serious group serious crew participants. prosecutors allege that at that time the administrator was actually in on the scam. so far 14 defendants have been sentenced, one coach and 13 parents. they face a range of sentences from probation to home confinement to six months in prison. trials are yet to be scheduled but they are expected to begin sometime this spring. >> sandra: what a case. thank you, molly. >> bill: the feds meanwhile calling out century policies. wife authorities argue they are making the streets less safe.
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we will check in on that. >> sandra: more on the battle over impeachments, and witnesses being called. republicans are in on the issue admit accusations of a cover up a democratic congresswoman debbie dingell will be our guest live. >> it's not about president term, it's not about the constitution, it's not about a fair trial. >> so i do need witnesses? >> he just wants power. partially collapse. 555 people injured. it happened in mchenry come out west of chicago. the cause that crash is now. khamenei note to some brand-new developers in the college admissions scandal. later this morning, attorneys for where loftin interested back in court over varsity blues. this as some setting emails come to light. molly line is following that case for us from boston. hey, molly. >> you want to come center. the college admissions scandal moves forward with the status conferences today. the defendants are not required
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to attend, so we expect essentially a room full of suits. there are two hearing slated, one for the coaches and lly in on the scam.oangmso muche president term, it's no
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>> bill: 9:30 o on the friday come on fox news alert now come opening bell on wall street. we will see it jump here at the open, and we are seeing stocks opening higher. corporate earnings are good yet again. good growth numbers out of china finally. the trade deal that passed in the senate this week. all that goes into the mix. it should cook out a pretty good day. sandra, we have worked if this
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thing for what, two years? every day at 9:30. in the gems we have seen over the past couple of years have been phenomenal. >> out 30,000, it could happen as soon as next week. passed 29,000. if you get a really good here, let's say you get a jump of 10%. in the election year, a lot of time for us, with regard to the election and how it affects the economy. look at the nasdaq. it's at 9200. if you pop 10%, you are talking 10,000. that's an extra ordinary number. >> sandra: charles payne will join us next hour. he talked about the fundamentals, that this wasn't just a moment to move or an emotional play. that there are fundamentals, and backing that up as a new housing under this one. housing starts are. thousand market is looking strong. all of that driving stock market. >> bill: i tell you, with your business background,
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fox business and bloomberg, and my curiosity about what's happening, this is like we talked about during commercial breaks. >> sandra: you love to look at those stocks! >> bill: it's an interesting reflection of what the american economy and businesses are doing. it's her in front of us, good news. >> sandra: a lot of investors missed that rally. charles saying it's not too late to get it now. you'll join us next hour. >> if the senate doesn't permit the introduction of all relevant witnesses, and of all documents that the house once introduced, the senate is engaging in an unconstitutional and disgusting cover-up. the senate is on trial as well as the present. speed battling out over witnesses will be called in the speech or trial. joining me now is mcdonald mike michigan congresswoman debbie dingell. she joined us now. congresswoman, good morning to you pretty good debbie here this morning. where do you stand on whether or not witnesses should be allowed to be called?
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>> what i think is really important now is the american people are able to witness a fair trial. we've got to see the evidence brought forward during this trial, and have seen a lot of new information. as we took the vote in the house in december. some of this information has come forward. people say, "why didn't you have it connected you move too fast?" some of this has simply come forward because the freedom of information, media have found the stories. are people who have not been before the house because the president was refusing to allow administration officials to testify. in the case of john bolton he was waiting to see how the courts ruled on his number two. i think if the senate wants to have a fair trial, they want to make sure they are looking at
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all the facts. if the president is innocent or he thinks there are things we didn't see when we were considering this in the house, he should want there to be witnesses. >> sandra: the response that from republicans, congresswoman, would be nancy pelosi made the case there was enough evidence. and you've heard from enough witnesses in the house. that's why she brought it up to a vote and send it off to the senate. >> one a prosecutor filed the case to go to court, they are allowed to bring new evidence in. what you do then, once charges are placed, is that you are continuing to collect evidence. i wish some of these administration officials had appeared before the house. for me, what turned me -- i keep reminding people, last summer i was under enormous pressure, starting with tom steyer and has 40 ads, to come out for impeachment. i know how divided this country is. i think this is a very sad day for america. i really scared as i watch this
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come forth in january. we got to figure out a way we will come together after this. but nobody is above the law. when you have an inspector general, trump-appointed, say it serious, it's urgent, it's a danger -- it's credible, a danger to national security, i had to look at things differently. i think that is the lens, the senate has to look at this. look at the facts, treated fairly. how do we do this in a manner that come at the end of this, whichever way it goes, we come back together and quit dividing this country to or that we all need to be leaders and try to bring this country back together. >> sandra: i hear you, congresswoman, saying you want a fair trial in the senate. ultimately the rules have to be made. the debate and battle is whether witnesses get called. so where do you stand on that? do you want to come over witnesses? >> i think there should be witnesses. just yesterday, look at what happened in one day with
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ukraine, the government -- >> melissa: do you want to see? john bolton? >> i think jumbled in the somebody. i would like to see mick mulvaney. i think the chief of staff should testify in the house. >> sandra: if democrats are allowed to call john bolton, mick mulvaney, and/or others, obviously your republicans will say, "all right, we want dr. biden, joe biden, adam schiff." where you stand on that? >> adam schiff is there as a manager. on the case of hunter biden and joe biden, we are not investigating joe biden and hunter biden in this particular. the charges against president trump and taking funds and using them for his own political purposes. i'm not going down that rabbit hole. this case is not about the vice president, the former vice president, or his son. this is about the facts related to these charges. and what the vice president did or did not do, that is not with us about.
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everybody wants to obfuscate or try to threaten each other. let's stay with the facts. to the president try to impact the outcome of our elections with official money? we should all care about having fair and free elections, and fair, open, transparent trials. >> sandra: let me end with this piece, published in "the new york post." "the body controlled by the party desperate to impeach the president wants to outsource its work to the body controlled by the party that rejects trump's impeachment. this is a cockamamie demand that is a of a piece with the house's attitude to the senate proceedings. we are going to brush the impeachment, but don't dare rush the trial." you understand the spheres, obviously, congresswoman. >> i don't think you are rushing to trial by calling witnesses. i think, as i made the point before, we all know that when a prosecutor presses charges they
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continue to collect evidence. this is the opportunity, this is the child. the complete set of evidence on both sides. the president can bng to have the opportunity to hear both sides and hear the facts. we want an open, transparent, fair trial. >> sandra: final question, because i have to go. jerry nadler and some democrats, even nancy pelosi has made the case, if the g.o.p. does not give in to the demands of democrats to call forward witnesses like john bolton, that this is the cover up. do you agree with that? >> i think i want a fair and open trial. the senators on both sides of the senate have sworn to be objective. i will let the senate hold a fair and open trial and know that each of those 100 people are taking that oath of office care about our country and our good americans. >> sandra: congresswoman debbie dingell, i appreciate your time this morning. thank you very much. >> bill: u.s. attorney speaking out against san francisco's century city policy, saying it makes the city streets lead don't like less safe. caught a counted live in the
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streets of san francisco to write this down. >> we are in the heart of one of san francisco's most dangerous neighborhoods. this is the tenderloin where brazen drug dealing and other crimes take place every single day. ironically, just outside the doors of the federal offices of the fbi and the department of justice. u.s. attorney david anderson has made cracking down on crime he could get this came at a top priority. while the feds have made more than 100 arrests since august, anderson says more could be done. were it not for century policies that he claims shield criminals who may be in the u.s. illegally. >> the integration sanctuary is being allowed to become a drug sanctuary admitted getting sanctuary and the human trafficking sanctuary. that's what concerns me. >> i think this is part of the pattern of not being happy with sanctuary ordinances from the trump administration.
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>> back in the 1980s, while at the and other supporters deny that protections for otherwise law-abiding legal immigrants card from local police from worg aside filler officers. critics say a sanctuary has led to police who don't want to risk arresting somebody might get deported. >> the cops are reluctant to work with the feds because they don't want that one example to be used, that headline or san francisco's violating sanctuary city policies. so you don't see that cooperation. >> the distrust runs so deep san francisco quit the fbi's joint terrorism task force in 2017, citing concerns over immigration-related arrests. despite repeated police from federal officials, there is no indication that the police commission intends to renew that federal partnership anytime soon. bill?
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>> bill: thank you, claudia. claudia cowan there and tenderloin the, in downtown san francisco. thanks. smitty? >> sandra: the national championship football team lsu tigers heading to the white house today. the newly-crowned champs will be with the president. monday night, 42-25 and a must-see game. president trump was at that game, and he will get to congratulate the team in person. >> sandra: they should invite you down! we will have it on the show. it's happening 11:00 a.m. eastern time. stay with it. >> bill: i wore my time for you. >> sandra: you've got the lsu purple on! good stuff. >> bill: only weeks to the start of the primary season, but impeachment dominates the headlines. what our next guest says the wall-to-wall trial coverage could devalue the results in iowa. howie kurtz makes his case next. depend® fit-flex underwear offers your best comfort and protection guaranteed.
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♪ >> the house will begin a formal
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impeachment inquiry of president trump. speak of the house judiciary committee is about to hear historic testimony oon the potential impeachment of president donald trump. >> house democrats unveiled two charges against president trump. >> he's only the third president in the nation's history to be impeached. >> bill: a bit of a sample over the past 24 hours, only 60 days from iowa. howard kurtz writes this at foxnews.com. "the media, whose usual fixation on my way has been equipped with their position with impeachment, are very likely to devalue the caucuses. the media will be grading the eye will result on the curve, muffling its usual impact under the roar of impeachment." he's with me now to talk about this. how are you doing, sir? good morning to you. he said they are being downgraded. make your case and i've got a few things coming back your way. >> i bet you do. i was using this giant booster rocket from her whoever wins, but this time i think it's going to be grounded. the winner's not going to bask in the week of positive profiles because the very next morning it's going to be back to the
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impeachment trial. and if joe biden or pete buttigieg wins the caucuses, the media will slap an asterisk on this mysteries saying that the process unfair to elizabeth warren and amy klobuchar because they retained their senate desk and not -- >> bill: fair point on biden and buttigieg. you will see how that unfolds of their winners. but if sanders and warren win you make the case that they will say they overcame huge obstacles to win. >> if one of the senators win, that'll be a plus because they will be able to spend much time in the state. look a little coverage iowa is getting now, except for the 14 seconds when bernie and elizabeth were calling each other liars after the cnn debate. we aren't seeing them campaigning or doing interviews, everything is impeachment. will they be witnesses connect lev parnas' allegations. the whole thing is kind of muffled. i understand why it's a historic third presidential impeachment in american history, but it's
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really kind of pushing iowa off >> bill: when you wake up in the morning of her. fourth you have a winner, somebody comes out there with a silver medal. i can rewrite the terms of this contest. to do that every time in iowa. >> if it wasn't for the iowa caucus i don't think jimmy carter would have become president or barack obama. i'm not complete discounting was going to win. maybe this is not such a bad thing, kind of a reality check. iowa has 45 delegates out of 4900 plus that are being sent to the convention. so maybe this is kind of a reordering. but it is a largely white, rural state that is not reflective of the whole country. so the press hype always seems a bit out of proportion. i just think regardless -- remember, next tuesday cable news goes wall-to-wall with the senate trial. it's very difficult for these candidates. ironically they are running against him trombetta at the the
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same time he is nominating -- >> bill: that minimum we can say this triable left two weeks, right? that bumped right up to the iowa caucus and probably overlaps it. back to your point on iowa, you say the fact remains -- and you just said this -- that predominantly white rural status unrepresentative of the country. i would argue you have to start somewhere. after all, i will give birth to the campaign of barack obama in 2008. >> the great thing about iowa -- i've covered so many of these carcasses -- the voters take it seriously. they learn the issues, there's a great organizing test, it looks a little known were not terribly well-funded candidates to pull off an upset. i think the value of the upset is not going to be what it is, what usually is, because all of us are so focused on the term trial. >> bill: thank you, how e. check it out at foxnews.com foxnews.com. >> good luck with the new new s.
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>> bill: to be a stranger. how's that come is that a deal? >> deal. >> bill: thank you. speed he's got another hour to go! more fallout on the baseball cheating scandal. metz manager carlos beltran is already out of a job before managing a single game for the team. and the regulation robot, what a new rule could have big indications for faith-based health care providers. we will have the details on that next. >> the driving fact is that we have president trump some of the greatest protector of religious liberty who has ever sat in the oval office. i'm your mother in law.
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speaks of a new fallout in the major league baseball sign ceiling schedule. the mets firing their manager, carlos beltran, only days after he was linked to the controversy. he spent last season as a player with houston two years ago during the championship drive. he is now the third manager removed since the scandal broke. he joins the astros manager a.j. hench to lose his job. red sox manager alex coro to lose his job. cora was a bench coach with the astros in houston.
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>> sandra: the trump administration proposing a rollback of an obama-era policy, that policy forces faith-based providers to tell patience if they don't offer certain services like abortion and refer them to other providers that do. joining us now is dr. marc siegel. dr. siegel, good morning. >> hi, sandra. >> sandra: first of all, what is and 56 page rule that has been released? one of the details of it? >> they are reversing with the obama administration had put in place. as you just said, the church providers that don't provide abortion, they don't even advertise anything about it, or contraception, under the current law they have to provide referrals to people who do. they have to have a rolodex and say, "here somebody who could do your abortion." that's currently. hhs and the trumpet trump administration say it's discriminatory. anyone who gets federal funds as
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to provide these referrals. here's why it's discriminatory -- i'll have to do it. if i say i don't believe in abortion and i want to refer some before an abortion, i don't have to. only if i'm a church provider. >> sandra: got it. >> under the first amendment and other laws, the trump administration is saying that's discriminatory. by the way, there's a lot of other precedents for that. i don't have to believe in hair transplants, obviously, but i don't have to refer people for them. i don't have to refer people for botox. patience know where to go. this is under the idea that patience don't know where to go. >> sandra: let's give a sense of what they are saying. alex azar, hhs, president trump's administration, taking "historic action" to provide comic print providers from discrimination. they go on to say it makes it clear in the federal government cannot discriminate against people and institutions based on how they live out the dictates of their faith. >> i completely agree with that. i think it'll cause a big
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controversy, and this will be fought out of the courts, but i think it's clear that the government shouldn't reach in and tell doctors like me how to practice medicine. i may have a philosophy that guides how i practice. how i heal. >> sandra: what's the other side of this, though? in this particular piece it cites ethics experts warned this could deprive patience and social service clients of information. >> that the other side of it, it's a great point. the study showed that the catholic church does not put on the website that they don't provide the services. >> sandra: all good information. we appreciate it, thank you. >> bill: that senate trial in washington, trey gowdy is our headliner. we will put questions to him coming up. come onll back. verything. that's ebates new name. rakuten, it gets me cash back at tons of stores and i just shop like normal. that's ebates. i've told you fifteen times, we've saved like five hundred dollars last year. rakuten is changing my life, i get cash back on electronics, travel, clothes. you're talking about ebates. look, if you use my referral code you get ten bucks, i get twenty five.
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john dowd, instead of comforting me and trying to calm me down, telling me it's going to be okay, don't worry, basically starts talking to me like a drill sergeant. "if you don't get out of here right now, something bad is going to happen." at that point downing hit the emergency button. >> where they tell you to sacrifice yourself in order to protect the president? >> that's what i felt. >> sandra: let's get right to it with our headliner this morning, trey gowdy. former house oversight committee chairman of fox news contributor. thanks for being here. what is your response when you hear that? >> i would encourage your viewers to listen to the entire interview, not just the snippets. remember, parnas was upset because he expected giuliani and trump to come to his defense. this is a guide charged with falsifying records, making the false statement, conspiracy to defraud. john dowd is not trump's where the dough my former lawyer.
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that's not how i would characterize them. he is parnas' handpicked lawyer. that's who hired him, lev parnas. if he's upset he hired these two, he's got nobody to boom it himself. he wanted giuliani and trump to come to his defense, in these three charges that he's facing. that's what he's upset. you only get that from watching the entire interview, not from reading the stories and listening to that snippet. >> bill: was he asked precisely -- if he said the president knew exactly what he was doing, as he described what these meetings were about or conversations were about, have you heard that you? >> you know, bill, what i didn't hear was the follow-up. open group with total certitude you say president trump knew we were doing. convince us of that. give us the evidence." remember, he also said bill barr was in the loop. when cited for evidence, he said -- and his name was mentioned in the transcript. if that's the only evidence you have that bill barr is part of a
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conspiracy to defraud the united states and get a foreign government to investigate a political opponent, if the only evidence you have is who he's friends with, and his name is mentioned in the transcript, that ain't much evidence, bill. i need to hear the follow-up questions. i'm not knocking people in your line of work. that's a different interview style. with the way lawyers interview people, when you cross-examine them, parnas gave three different answers to the same question about mike pence. his first answer, "i'm absolutely certain he knew about it." three seconds later, "well he had to have, right," and then, "it's possible." those don't do well the courtroom, they do great if you're writing headlights. they do not do well in the courtroom. speech and its ability to rule out talking to him in this impeachment process. what are we supposed to think the impact of those interviews will have as this impeachment trial is officially underway n now? >> i was stunned at how little
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it takes, in speaker pelosi's eyes, to call for special counsel. a ukrainian under indictment that nobody would have believed six months ago, is that it's possible bill barr may have been in on it based on the fact that his name was in a transcript. and she is willing to call for special counsel. i think the threshold for besmirching someone's reputation, particularly something like bill barr, ought to be a little higher than relying on 1 of 6 or seven different answers that lev parns gave to the same question and i in an msnbc interview. if you're going to make lev parnas the center of your prosecution, you're opening yourself up to having to call the hundreds of witnesses who have an opinion on his veracity and credibility. so it's not just lev parnas who was a witness, it's anyone who has an opinion on his credibility. were up to what, 27 witnesses? how many people can we find to
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say they don't believe lev parnas? we don't believe him under oath. now the six week trial is a six month trial. >> bill: generally speaking, and based on that answer, do you think they use witnesses in this trial or not? what is the agreed-upon decision, do you think? >> i think they don't. you can't just say, "we want john bolton but we don't want this witness. we want mick mulvaney but we don't want this witness." either call them all or make the house do what they should have done, which is talk to all of these witnesses themselves. they are the ones with the charging power. they are the ones who made the decision not to call mike pompeo or mick mulvaney or john bolton or rudy giuliani. either call the witnesses or don't call any of the witnesses, and make the house prove its case based on what it has. >> bill: let's move to chuck schumer, he said this yesterday after he watched chief justice john roberts and others. >> president donald trump is accused of coercing a foreign leader into interfering in our
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elections, and doing everything it has power to cover it up. these are exactly the kind of offenses the founder's feared. this is what the nation has feared for centuries, and refute today more than ever. with this president. >> bill: we are going to hear on tuesday the case begin at 1:00 in the afternoon. in all likelihood, the meat of the case is not present the maybe even thursday of next week. democrats will go first, the president's defense team will follow that. if you're on the white house defense team, trey, how do you frame his defense before those hundred senators? >> the transcript. the transcript is the single best piece of evidence the president has. who brought up rudy giuliani's name? it wasn't donald trump. it was resident zelinski.
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this was the second call, but not the first call. if president trump were really hell-bent on ensuring that the ukraine and escape the bidens, would he not have brought that up in the first telephone call he had with zelensky? wait wait for the second? who brought up bill barr and under what circumstances was his name brought up? i think the transcript of the single best piece of evidence that the president has. laying aside the reality that there was no announcement of investigation, there was no investigation, and the aide was ultimately released. i don't think the democrats have a great case for conviction. also they would be hard-pressed to find five members of this jury that have not already made up their minds. >> sandra: breaking news here, we are starting to get a look at what the president's legal team looks like any of this from our own john roberts reporting just a few moments ago. pat cipollone of course, the white house counsel. jay sekulow, ken starr, former fox news contributor, will be parting ways with the network. alan dershowitz, robert ray, pam
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bondi, and jane raskin. i want to get your immediate thoughts in reaction to that, trey. >> all good lawyers. what's more important than having good lawyers is having good facts. those are all really good lawyers. john ratcliffe i think would have been a great addition if you're going to have a member of the house because of his background as a u.s. attorney. they are good trial lawyers. they are folks that are good in front of a jury, and ken starr was one of the premier appellate advocates in the country. i'm not sure that he would tell you he was a great trial lawyer, but i think pat cipollone and jay sekulow would be really good trial lawyers. so it sounds like he's got a really good mix. but what's more important than having good lawyers is good facts. >> bill: pat cipollone, we heard the name before. jay sekulow, we expected that. but the addition of ken starr in his experience is interesting. robert ray i believe worked with ken starr during the 1990s, during that case. alan dershowitz is a name that had been floated out there but really was not confirmed until today.
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what you are saying is that they make good lawyers in a public venue. did i hear you correctly on th that? >> only one lawyer can talk at a time, so ideally the others are thinking what eye is talking. what you don't want is several different lawyers trying to make a connection with the jury or the public, in this case, if you think the public is the jury. i expect jay and pat to take the lead in terms of communicating and i expect the others to be thinking while they are talking. alan dershowitz i'm sure is a great con law professor. i'm sure they weight and balance the pluses and minuses of adding him to the team. but you can only talk one at a time, and i would be shocked if pat and jay did not do most of the talking and this trial. >> sandra: as far as the timing of this trial is concerned, trey, they are estimating it could be as much as six weeks. what is the length of time? >> god help us if it lasts six
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weeks. the investigation is over, so it's adam schiff jump to present the case. it shouldn't take that long. i don't need him to read the depositions to me, the jury can carry themselves. if they open it up to witnesses, there are republicans that want four or five other witnesses, it could last six weeks. sandra, i just have not met anyone whose opinion has changed during the pendency of this investigation. i can't identify -- maybe three open-minded jurors in the u.s. senate. i just don't, no matter how long it lasts, i don't think it'll change anyone's mind in the senate were among my fellow citizens. the shorter the better. >> bill: i didn't need to cut you off. did you want to give us a time frame? >> no commissary. >> sandra: you are predicting what? >> i am saying two weeks.
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if it goes six weeks, they will have to make smart decisions on which witnesses are important enough to hear from and which ones -- they may have relevant evidence, we just don't -- i think in terms of a real trial. why would you ever not call a witness that witness has relevant information? how do you pick which ones to call and which ones not to? you can never do that in a real trial. if we are going to open this thing up a new to a brand-new investigation, call everybody. god knows how long that'll take. >> bill: last topic, james comey apparently under investigation for leaking this trust document. "the new york times" broke the story last night. you read it, what do you make of it, sir? >> bill, i'm not a fan of jim comey's, but i am a fan of being fair. even to people who i don't personally like. i am familiar with this. i'm almost certain it came up at a house until classified briefing. comey would not discuss it. he wouldn't discuss it even though it benefited them to
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discuss it. let me be really, really clear to all of my republican friends, i'm not a comey fan. but i'm also not a fan of indicting and convicting people based on "new york times" reporting. he had an opportunity to tell us about that fact pattern and he did the habit even though it would have benefited him. i would be really surprised if jim comey committed a felony, and leaking this information, when he didn't even share it with people he could have shared it with that it would have helped him to do so. >> bill: thank you for your time today, sir. we moved out, impeachment forcing several democratic senators off the trail. he comes at a critical time. 16 days away from the iowa caucus. peter doocy is live in south sioux city nebraska, just across the border. good morning. >> good morning, bill and sandra. the senators who are running for president have been sworn in as jurors. it's starting to sink in that it's going to be harder for them
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to win over democrats here. >> in iowa today, there is a caucus there in two and half weeks. i would rather be in new hampshire. and in nevada and so forth. but i swore a constitutional oath of the united states senate to do my job. i'm here to do my job. i think the people of the united states understand that. >> now one of his republican colleagues has a very specific concern about him and the other candidates. marsha blackburn, the senator from tennessee completes this. "senator sanders, senator warren, senator klobuchar, senator bennet, spending millions of dollars to beat donald trump and we are supposed to believe they will be impartial during the trial? they should recuse themselves." pete buttigieg doesn't have to worry about recusing himself from anything but he does have something to say about this. >> a republican senator invoking
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the idea of objectivity in the concepts of this impeachment, i will go with preposterous. >> president trump's focus is on a different democrat. he tweeted, "maybe mike bloomberg doesn't get on the democratic debate stage because he doesn't want to. he's a terrible debater and speaker. if he did he would go down in the polls even more, if that's possible." bloomberg said, "i want to debate, but i don't qualify because i've never taken a penny of contribution's or anyone. not even a small load of a million dollars." joe biden canceled his events here and i will because of the snowstorm we are standing in. for the impeachment trial, those who aren't stuck or having their schedules affected in their off the campaign trail. although senator warren will try to squeeze within here later on this afternoon. bill and sandra? >> bill: thank you, peter. >> sandra: breaking news, we are learning 11 americans were heard in last week's iranian missile strike. this, as iran's supreme leader
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blasts the u.s. and president trump. so how was the white house responding this morning? >> bill: also, the dawn of a new era for american space programs. details on that coming up shortly. ♪ veterans. with mortgage rates near record lows, newday's proud to announce their fastest and easiest refi ever. one call can save you $2000 a year. pq1dit'scan it helphe january sale keep me asleep?mber 360 smart bed. absolutely, it senses your movements and automatically adjusts to keep you both comfortable. save $1,000 on the sleep number 360 special edition smart bed. plus, free premium delivery when you add a base. ends monday.
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speaks of in a quick look at other stories were keeping an eye on right now. a south carolina woman pleading guilty to poisoning her husband with eye drops. slipping visine into his drinking water for days, eventually coming in. a judge handing down the sentence of 25 years and a plea deal for murder to manslaughter. president trump declaring a major three disaster in puerto rico, authorizing cream
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and a month security to provide up to $16 million in aid there. firefighters working to save prehistoric pine trees from australia's bushfires. authorities keeping exact location secret, to protect forests there. >> we are learning that their injuries, those who are being checked for concussions. i think it really shows that iran intended in this action, in this response, to hurt and harm americans. >> sandra: that was congressman mike turner on this program. we've now learned american 11 as being treated for concussion symptoms. meanwhile, the ayatollah making a rare appearance today, blaming the matching crises on the u.s. and other western powers. fox news national security and foreign affairs analyst joining us now. good morning to you, and your response to the latest attack, how we need to respond? >> first of all, we need really
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to understand what are the priorities of the iran regime sitting in tehran and looking at the world. number one, the priority of the regime is the regime, their survival of the regime at home. so they are basically looking at the demonstrations, how to stop them. second, the income, the cash. they want to continue no matter what from the europeans, the chinese, the russians. number three, the colonies, iraq, and yemen. glasses retribution against the united states or other enemies. this is why the response by the iranian regime to us is basically limited to whatever they can respond with, but not yet waged a major war. >> bill: breakdown with the ayatollah said today. what did you hear in his message? >> he continues to be under two pressures. he loose the term, "we are under
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pressure." by whom? by his own base, which was led by soleimani, by the revolutionary guard. by the regime, basically. that's a lot of people and they are very concerned about the future of the regime. on the other hand you have been engineers, the architects of the regime, those who want to make sure if they take a very strong stance against the united states and the initiation has shown it can respond heavily, this could end into the regime. he wants respond that with the strength that would compel washington or the administration to bring down that regime. >> sandra: he continues to make the case, the ayatollah, that taking out the biggest spider prices. what is the fallout from this now that you have him name-calling the president, and warning the iranian people that president trump is going to betray you? >> well, yes. this is part of his propaganda. since the president has issued
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statements including those famous three or four tweets, some of which were translated into farsi and posted, this has invigorated and given strength, morale, to the people inside iran page of the demonstrators in the diaspora, as well. his officials are telling them, "don't really hope he is going to help you. he's not, he has elections, he has problems." and look what happened to the kurds. he's using this narrative to defeat the will of the base. >> bill: two more things here comes walid. you said you know where the regime can strike. do you mean where the missiles can add on u.s. bases? bases in iraq? or does it mean more than that? >> it means that and more than that. our defense and otello called general, more or less know, and with the iranian regime to do. and of the capacity. they can hit our bases across
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iraq. they hit two major presence points. in al anbar and among the kurds. they could do it if they want. there's also the question of the retribution. second, with the long-range missiles and small little ships, they have an army, a forest of these little dinghies with missiles. they can also attack in the gulf. the price would be enormous for the navy. any attack against any u.s. it's across the world, and the red line would be to try and do something crazy here in the united small. they know they can only do that if they regime is really fit into the core. >> bill: walid, thank you. more to come on that. in a moment here, 2020 could be a landmark year for the u.s. space program. white american reliance on russian rockets might soon be a thing of the past. >> sandra: of explosive new allegations about president trump and his dealings with ukraine.
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how credible are those claims? of the 18 will take that up next. >> i know everything that was going on. after rudy would speak for the president, or come from the white house, i was the first person he briefed.
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>> bill: 10:30 here in new york, fox news confirming additional attorneys have named the president's legal team. ken starr, alan dershowitz, robert ray. we will now join pat cipollone t jay sekulow. the information from ron dominic john roberts of the white house. >> sandra: brian brenberg is here, chair of the business and finance program at the kings college in manhattan, and melanie's wenona, a congressional reporter at politico. ken starr was a fox news contributor and will part ways with the network. so the legal team has been put out there. the names are there. on our skin to take income and your thoughts, as we learn more? >> there are some surprises in there. ken starr being one of them as
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well as alan dershowitz. i know conservatives have been really pushing for them to included. i think each of them will play a very specific and different role. alan dershowitz, for example, he's a constitutional expert. he will try and make the constitutional argument. he's also somebody who supported hillary clinton and voted against the clinton impeachment paid or did not support it. so he could have a suite with moderates. he also could be controversial because of his past clients including jeffrey epstein. >> importantly, each of these people have experience making the case in public. this is different than a courtroom trial. this is appealing to the general public. you've got to have that element in place. they have to be good at that if they're going to persuade people, because this is a political process. it's not a criminal process. >> bill: you're making the case trey gowdy referred to. >> i think he's exactly right. you got to be a legal performer. but as a good lawyer but good in a certain public context. >> that is so critical. here he said on television. i think you look at jay sekulow,
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you look at alan dershowitz, go down the line. you see a lot of people who i think you have impressed the president with their ability to perform on television. pam body has been on television is one of the president's lead defenders on impeachment for some time, and ken starr did a good job here at fox trying to explain the impeachment. so you really go back to pat cipollone as the brains of the operation. i think jay sekulow's capable to back him up. but it's jay on tv at night. it's pam bondi on tv in the afternoon. playing to the ultimate court of appeals, the american public on impeachment. >> sandra: i want to get to this "wall street journal" op-ed. vice president mike pence this morning. a person impeachment, a profound courage, as this is officially underway. melanie, i'll get a response. "who among the summit dominic senator mccaskill set up to the passions of the party? who will stand up against legislative mob rule and the rule of law? who will be the 2020 profile encourage commit coastal rights
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of vice president. >> this is a reminder the white house has two goals. not just to keep republicans of mine, but also to win over at democrats. which is important to keep in mind as they make these legal cases in these political cases. it's to be determined, there are vulnerable democrats up for reelection. but the more democrats they can get on their side, the better. if it's a bipartisan acquittal, that's a much stronger argument for the president heading into 2020. >> he's trying to call attention to the motivated question. white is this happening? is it because you have a legitimate reason to impeach the president or is it for and more nefarious reason? he cites historical evidence, that it's no good, this is no good, this is your chance, democrats, to step up to be a hero for the long term. will he answer that call? i don't know about that. but he's clearly shining a spotlight on bad motivation. >> bill: melanie, you cover the capital for a living. who among them do you think they could recruit on that other than
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joe manchin? >> doug jones in alabama is another one of her reelection. possibly the most vulnerable democrat up for reelection. there's also kyrsten sinema and arizona, keeping her cards very close to the vest. those that was your keeping your eyes on. >> the reality is there's no indication yet that any of those people are not on the democrats teen. i think this is a terrific example of jiu-jitsu in politics. the big pressure today is on republicans. which republicans, beginning with susan collins and that small gang of people who may vote on the resolution to allow witnesses, are willing to buck the president? are willing to be profiles in courage, to use the vice president's language? but here's the vice president saying, "we will from this differently. what about you democrats willing to stand up to your party?" and said having the conversation solely be pressure on republicans. >> it looks like pressure on republicans at the national level, but at the more local
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late local, the senators who are talking about are feeling pressure from their constituents. they are reading this piece, the senators will read it, and they will think local. not this national conversation. >> bill: here's what i find interesting about susan collins. she felt compelled to put out a statement to clarify what was being reported around her. she says, "i need to hear the case, arguing the questions answered. i tend to believe have any additional information would be helpful. it's likely i would support calling witnesses just as i did in 1999." she support the call as witnesses in 1999, but she voted not guilty for bill clinton. >> what she's really doing here is a rebuttal to the tuesday vote. if they are making a motion to force of a devote so witnesses at the beginning of a child. she is saying, just like an extended on, "i will not support this until the end of the trial after we hear opening arguments and after questioning." i think she's trying to get ahead of any
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mischaracterizations or confusion there. >> bill: do we all agree that the rubber hits the road with the question comes up, "do you want to hear from witnesses, yes or no?" >> rubber on the road. >> bill: if the answer is no, we're done in two weeks. if the answer is yes... >> if i was senator mcconnell i would say we are going to be done pretty quickly. we are not dragging this out. but you are right, witnesses do introduce an uncertain element. it makes it a more dynamic process, and all the certainty about acquittal, you start to hedge your bets. >> sandra: also uncertain is what's happening with your party as we get ever so close to the iowa caucuses. this is the political headline come melanie. "warren and bernie try to move on as conflict seeks the 2020 primaries." you go back to the handshake, caught on the hot make. >> it was the nonhandshake! [laughter] >> i wanted to say high! politico threatens to distract from their primary strategies at
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a critical time, less than three weeks before the iowa caucus. sanders wants to spend the final week's taking on former vice president joe biden on policy, while warren is intent on pinching herself as a unity candidate with appealed to both wings of the democratic party. who can succeed with their strategy? >> this could be real murder suicide pact for bernie and elizabeth warren here. they could take each other out and in the process leave room for somebody like pete buttigieg or joe biden to rest the top. i think it's on the closing argument other than wanted to be making before the iowa caucus, especially because both of them are going to be sidelined for the next few weeks. they are stuck in d.c. with the impeachment trial. so i don't know that this helps either of them. pico even if warren and sanders wanted to try and bury the hatchet, the question is, what other supporters on their people on the ground doing? there are so fired up for the candidates they have so many grievances. even if they want to let this go, i don't think their supporters will. that could be a problem for both
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of them and help the biden or buttigieg -- >> i love that scene come of the best scene i've seen that any debate so far. [like a husband and a wife! open go i don't think so, not right now, honey." [laughter] "i think i have a headache." [laughter] we will talk about that later! >> bill: is your wife watching right now? >> i hope not! [laughter] anyway, i do think putting aside the personalities and the delicious gossip, i think looking at people who really have the same base in large measure on the left wing of the democratic party, bernie a little farther left than elizabeth warren. but warren was stating before, and i think she needs to get back in the game and has been so far unable to do it. to move that needle. bernie right now is leading in iowa. >> bill: it appears. >> right.
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i think you have some momentum. i must say, that hillary clinton people, the barack obama people, they don't like bernie. i think the democratic establishment will stand up strong very shortly. >> sandra>> sandra: that's a prediction. >> bill: tell your wife we said hello. [laughter] >> that couch is cold! [laughter] >> bill: thank you, melanie, thank you juan. thank you, brian. don't go far, we will need you. >> sandra: thinks all of you pray 2020 could be a big year for the u.s. space program as it looks to end its dependence on russian rockets. kristin fisher on the story for us live from our d.c. bureau this morning. hey, kristin. >> hey, bill and sandra. after nearly a decade without an american-made rocket to ride on, nasa astronauts are about to have three. there is a new generation of astronauts waiting in the wings. the artemis generation, the first class of artemis astronauts who graduated from basic training one week ago today and are now eligible for
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space flight. artemis is nasa's new mission to return american astronauts to the moon in just four years and then go on to mars. u.s. navy lieutenant and one of the 13 year astronauts, caleb encompasses the artemis mission has given us a new life. >> we are excited about the moon right now. the artemis program has invigorated us about doing new things and we are using our imagination to understand what it signal present looks like. >> in addition to the new doug mcmillon come of this new class of astronauts will fly to the international space station on commercial rockets made by private companies. >> 2020 will mark the return of human space flight launches with american astronauts on american rockets from american soil. [cheers and applause] >> it could be the first flight of spacex's dragon capsule and the boeing star liner, slated for later this year.
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a critical test is happening tomorrow. 2020 could also be the year that the space tourism industry really takes off with companies like galactic on track to begin sending paying customers into space. bill and sandra, more than 600 people have already signed up. i bet that number would be even higher if it weren't for that pesky $250,000 price tag. >> bill: there's that. [laughs] >> sandra: kristin fisher, thank you. >> bill: estate making a new push to give low income drivers break. is it fair for everyone else? >> sandra: and there's a brand-new member of wall street's exclusive trillion dollar club. that is with charles payne with a look at the market. ♪ that is amazing.
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>> bill: fox business not reporting the white house working on rolling out an economic stimulus plan ahead of the election for 2020. charles payne has details on this, hopes to make money. how are you doing, sir? with the idea? >> this broke the news earlier in the week, that larry kudlow has wanted to do something like this along with kevin brady and others to congress. but to give tax proposal. it could be anywhere from earned income tax credit, which is really delicious because it helps lower income working families, more business tax cuts, individual tax cuts, and also payroll tax cuts. the 9.999% that it wouldn't happen with democratic congress. it is interesting to juxtapose that again some of the plans out there, including bernie sanders,
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who admits incomes as low as $29,000 will have to pay higher taxes to make his utopia come to fruition. >> sandra: that's the second time in 10 minutes somebody has described something as delicious. juan williams had earlier, you know we have this show before lunch. [laughter] who is in the chili dog club now, which companies? >> microsoft, alphabet is running microsoft. apple. it's actually amazing. the first billion-dollar company was in 1901, u.s. steel. ask jeeves, the first 100 billion-dollar company in 1995. if you think about the curve here, it's not nuts to think we will soon talk about the first $2 trillion company. some people on wall street are concerned because these four or five companies right now have so much -- there are 70% of the
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s&p. so much of the market depends on a handful of stocks doing very well. >> bill: you know what i find stunning? apple was first hit a trillion, right? they jumped 100 points in six months. when do you see a company that size moving 100 points? you can wait 20 years to see that. >> what's amazing is jump 200 points after they had bad news. wall street said something is wrong on the stock went down. >> sandra: two more topics to get to, california governor newsom flooding of plan to cut traffic fines for low income drivers. what's the story? >> it's one of those more woke kind of stories. if they wanted to help low income folks they would stop the war on the gig economy. if you're driving uber or lift, because of him you're making less money. if they would tax marijuana.
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who wants to buy weed added premium? [don't encourage them to speed, help them make more money ! it's pretty common sense stuff! >> bill: last point. >> boom, boom, boom. housing is on fire. i've talked about this for a couple of months. it's the crux of my investment thesis for this year. we've got a report out this morning to pull everything away. no one at wall street was ready for this. alden millennials are forming households and it's also a sign. it's the foundation of our economy. if this goes through all year long, i think we will have a monster, one of the best economic years we've had a long time. >> sandra: what does that mean for the stock market? >> the market was a little listless, we had a huge run up this year. then i got a little bit of a jolt when these numbers came out. it means everything from the market and the economy. when people start to buy homes
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and form households. >> sandra: a total housing starts, month-to-month, 70%, up 41%. >> year over year, yeah. it's really mind-boggling. >> sandra: that's huge. >> bill: you know who's making money can buy charles payne! >> i had to take a loss on j.b. hunt this morning. >> bill: you are admitting your failure! >> every now and then i have a dud. i will miss you, bill. >> bill: i will be part. i appreciate it, thank you. >> sandra: iran supreme leader praising attacks on military bases, as we learn 11 service numbers were injured. how is the u.s. respondent? 191d for 10 academy awards, including best director... come on! best original screenplay... there's only one way this war ends. and best picture of the year. last man standing. americans come to lendingtree.com to compare and save on loans, credit cards and more! but with the new lending tree app you can see your full
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>> bill: it is day one, this is a very cool day for us today. welcome and good morning, the premier day for "america's newsroom." i'm bill hemmer along with megyn kelly. new york city, will come to you. i'm martha maccallum. >> and bill hemmer. live at the ohio event center here in downtown des moines, only four days, i will officially kicks off the race for the white house. >> good morning, everybody. welcome to "america's newsroom." i'm joined by shannon bream today, starting in studio jay as in jazzy. >> bill: oh, my gosh, look at that.
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sandra smith. >> sandra: that was really something. here is your moment, bill. >> bill: that first shot her in february 2007, i didn't expect that. >> sandra: you've been at the show for -- >> bill: 12 years! megyn kelly and martha and shannon come and you, senator. when they say we work together, we went to coffee. "this only works if this works." you've been an awesome partner. really great colleague, i'm going to miss you. >> sandra: you are going to be missed. but you're not going far! >> bill: right next door! i will be gone for long. i'm going to say this, i was with barack obama and linda during the campaign of 2008 i think what people in the outside of fox to understand about the people who work at fox is that i consider you a friend, also. and ben, i consider you a friend, and every body else around here on staff. that brings a certain unity to the process that we do every day. i think that's really special. i consider it very important.
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a really important part about what we do. we are in it together in a significant way every day. i wanted to say that. not going far. 12 years in the slot. >> sandra: can i add to that? there is not a person in this building inside or out but you mentioned bill hemmer and they don't say, "that's a great guy." because he is. he's a great journalist and he is launching a new show, starting on monday, in the middle of a crazy new cycle. 3:00 p.m. what is the show going to be like? >> bill: will get on the breaking news of the day just like every day. we will get newsmakers to bring that in. i know you have a great guy coming in here, too. ed henry has been trying to take me out at the knees for five years. [laughter] now he gets his shot. he's warming up in the bullpen. you will be terrific together. i will look forward to seeing you. >> sandra: thanks for the handoff. we look forward to building on the success of the show you've built. >> bill: on to greater things come onto another chapter. it's just that, another chapter. please come along for the ride.
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>> sandra: fox news alert, the pentagon is now confirming that 11 u.s. service members were injured in that iranian missile attack on two iraqi bases last week. this despite earlier claims that no one had been hurt. welcome to a brighter hour of "america's newsroom." i'm sandra smith. >> jon: and i'm jon scott, sort of intrabill hemmer. several u.s. troops treated for concussion symptoms after that retaliatory attack by iran. the country supreme leader has praised the assault. congress mike turner describing the severity of the situation earlier on "america's newsroom." paul speak of what this illustrates the seriousness of the attack. we all as americans pause as we
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watch the missiles flying in cavalry had men and women in harm's way. we knew that their families were watching, very concerned that there could be deaths or serious injuries. they think it determines that iran had intended to hurt or harm americans. >> sandra: jennifer griffin live at the pentagon with the latest on what we are learning now. hey, jennifer. >> hi, sandra. we now know more than 1,000 u.s. troops spent harrowing hours underground and bunkers as 11 ballistic missiles hit their base. they did not have a patriot missile battery because those are protecting saudi military bases. while initially the pentagon said no u.s. troops were hurt, we now know some had to be flown out of iraq days later to be screened for potential traumatic brain injury. a senior military official tells me this was done out of an abundance of caution. a spokesman for u.s. forces in the middle east said, "while no u.s. service members were killed
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in the january 8th iranian attack on al-assad air base, several were treated for concussion symptoms from the blasts and are still being assessed. eight service members were transferred to u.s. medical facility in germany, three went to kuwait. all the service members are expected to return to duty in iraq." the u.s. military has come a long way in its understanding and treatment of head injuries after nearly two decades of war in iraq and afghanistan. there are no accidents of protocols in place. symptoms of head injury don't always appear immediately. earlier today, iran supreme leader called president donald trump a clown and has first friday sermon in eight years. the ayatollah said his goal is to force a withdrawal of u.s. troops from the middle east. yesterday pentagon spokesman said american forces are not leaving. >> we are still in conversations with our iraqi hosts. we continue to want to be a friend and partner to the sovereign and prosperous iraq. at this time there are no plans by the u.s. military to withdraw from iraq.
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>> the pentagon says it also wants to ramp up occupations as the u.s.braces for the runnig counterattack. >> sandra: to be details on all of that, jennifer griffin at the pentagon. meanwhile, i'm proud to bring you this fox news alert from the white house. the national championship ellis e.u. tigers at the white house now to meet with the president. as you can see, the players are filling in the room there. the president was at that game, you will remember, where lsu trounced clemson in new orleans. it was a good team by all. both tigers. but the lsu tigers came out on top. now they are good for their moment of the white house. >> jon: this is kind of a partisan moment for you. you won't hide that, will you? >> sandra: [laughs] i went to lsu, i ran track and field and cross country at lsu. i'm a proud lsu tiger. this is a proud moment for me.
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joey burrow, the heisman trophy winning tiger from lsu in the middle there. what a moment for baton rouge come before the new orleans, louisiana. joey burrow has talked about what it's like to play football in the state of louisiana. with her you want to lsu were not you grow up a proud lsu tiger fan, and he has said time and time again how proud he was. >> jon: it's been what, a dozen years since the last championship? 2007, i think. suite 82007 with less championship. clemson would have been back. they fought out of the gate. they did not ultimately win that game. here is the lsu tigers at the white house. let's listen in. okay, we are still waiting on the president. when the president enters the room to meet and greet the players there, we will have that for you live. we will take a quick break and return to the white house when
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we come back. ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states, accompanied by coach edward orgeron. ♪ ["hail to the chief"] >> president trump: this is an exciting day in the white house. we are very exciting days, more than most persons, i would say. times 10. [laughter] we like to keep it that way. the coach likes to keep it that way. we really do come we just had -- i was just telling the coach,
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you just made some additional money. another all-time high for our stock market just hit. so that'll be 149 times in less than three years. coach, that's good, right? [applause] steve, that's good. we will take that, right? but today it's about the coach and the team and that unbelievable quarterback, unbelievable players. it is really my great privilege to welcome to the white house the college football national champions come with the louisiana university tigers. [cheers and applause] coach, we have a lot of politicians out there. so many, i will really mention all of them. oh, there's one, i have to. hello, bill. your senator. we have a lot of great politicians out there. some football players, the politicians. i really respect the football players a lot more, to be honest. [laughter]
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we are joined by many loyal fans of the purple and gold, including ambassador robert lighthizer, who just did our great deal. where's robert? two code deals, we just made the two largest trade deals in hist. one with china and the other one with mexico and canada. [applause] and with china we will be taking into hundred $50 billion a year. with mexico and canada we will be taking in hundreds of billions of dollars a year. that's pretty good, right? it makes our country stronger and better. you did a fantastic job. you could almost stand appear paid mental you could, physically i don't think so. [laughter] senator bill cassidy, you've been a tremendous support of the team. and your state. we appreciate you being here very much. thank you very much. steve scalise, a special man. he's got a lot of courage. [applause] coach, i went to the hospital, he had a problem. you know that problem. i went to the hospital the doctor was saying, "doesn't look
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good, sir. doesn't look good." he looks better now than before the accident. [laughter] it's a hell of a way to happen, but steve scalise has a lot of guts. i tell you that, he's got a lot of guts. he's a tiger. he fights like a tiger is right. and mike johnson, you are around here someplace. mike, good, thank you for being here. and garrett graves. thank you for being here. also here with us are louisiana's attorney general, terrific guy, jeff landry, and secretary of state. you know that, where are you? yes, thank you very much. thank you, folks. to all of the incredible coaches and players, this team, your head coach. i watched on television, i said, "man, he's a big, strong looking guy." i didn't know if he had laryngitis or if that was his real voice. [laughter] i think it was a combination of both. it was tough to start with and
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then he had a little laryngitis. but man, whatever the hell it was, ed orgeron. it really worked. you did a job that few people will ever be able to do again. the team is said to be one of the greatest teams, maybe the greatest in the history of college football. [applause] that's pretty amazing. as well as interim president of lsu, thomas galligan. i think we need to make them permanent. that's a hell of a job you've done, tom. a pretty good job. your football program has inspired countless fans across the country, and it's not just for what you have done on the football field, which is true. in the face of a heartbreaking tragedy, you rallied together behind offensive coordinator's
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to use ensminger. where is steve? [applause] the whole tragedy, and yet so incredible the way you handled it. the coach said you never wavered. the coach was just talking to me about it. you never wavered. i want to thank you very much for being here. thanks for everything you've done. very inspirational. [applause] this team show the world what it means to look out for one another. steve is a real case study in that. i want to thank you. three years ago, when lsu needed a head coach, they consider choosing someone younger. you are a pretty young guy,
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right? younger! that's discrimination, you could sue them. [laughter] nowadays you sue if you hear that. they want younger? let's sue them! [laughter] they meet the right choice, that i could tell you. some might say a little bit less growth. does that make sense? and yet, to make him if i was casting movie -- i told him today, that's my football coach. there's nobody in hollywood that can play the role better than this guy. right, coach? instead they put their faith in a hometown boy from lafourche parish. ed orgeron did not let louisiana down in any way. and today, coach oh, as they call him, you might be the most beloved coach anywhere in the land. we have some great coaches. [applause] we have some great coaches. you played against a great coach here last year. the great coach. but we have great coaches. the job you've done is incredible.
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on the road to the title, this team overcame a brutal schedule. i had no idea how brutal until i looked at these numbers. you defeated seven teams in the top ten, four and the top five, and beat the national champions of the past four years. what did you do? you get the schedule and you look at it, which as you do when you first saw the schedule, coach? you weren't happy? >> "hopefully we have a great quarterback." [laughter] >> president trump: every team is like a great team you have to play. he didn't have too many easy weeks. but your explosive offense pushed every opponent from the breaking point, and to the breaking point. for the first time since the legendary coach and the fighting tigers, lsu had a perfect undefeated season. so rare. [applause] really rare.
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it's amazing how seldom you see that, right? it's a hard thing to do. your opponents did not make it easy for you. in late october, number nine auburn, really great football school, a great school, headed to death valley, as they say. opened put a stop to the lsu juggernaut. it's all tied up at the start of the second half when auburn took the lead for the third time that game. and lsu touched down in the third quarter put you on top. from that point in the championship, you never trailed again for a single second in a single game. although i must tell you come in the championship, you did. i was getting a little bit concerned. [laughter] you were a little behind it. i said, "hey, what's going on here?" must be pretty unusual feeling. he didn't know that feeling. the next game i was in the stands in tuscaloosa where you
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beat your archrival, alabama, and another great game. [cheers and applause] and that was for the first time in eight years. alabama, also. great coach, great team. lsu was unstoppable. soon you faced oklahoma in the opening round of the playoffs. oklahoma at a great season. you shut the sooners down from the very first drive. lsu held oklahoma to their lowest total yards in a single game since 2015. i'm sure they weren't happy. as wide receiver justin jefferson had 14 receptions for 227 receiving yards and four touchdowns. [applause] a college football playoff record. where is justin? [applause] he's going to be so rich. [laughter] we are looking at money. [laughter] and this guy, chase, wherever
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the hill he is. where the hill is chase? he was catching guys all over the place. he will make so much money. [laughter] i don't think your quarterback will do too badly. i don't think he will do too badly. you beat oklahoma 63-28. that doesn't happen to oklahoma. then it was on to new orleans. he needed one final big win against the truly great team. and one last time, lsu learned that a star quarterback, joe burrow, was something very special. after breaking a bone in his hand playing at ohio state, joe sat on the bench and wasn't happy about it. i heard he was not thrilled. he didn't like it. i heard stories, he was going a little crazy. within the coach took charge and took a change, brought him to lsu.
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joe soon became the best quarterback in all of college football. not close. he set an ncaa record with 60 touchdowns. i've never even heard of that. 60, in a single season average of the touch on every quarter, and won the heisman trophy by the largest margin in the history of the heisman trophy. [applause] that's incredible. and as you received the trophy, joe fought back tears. i don't think he's ever cried in his life. did you actually fight back tears? >> a little bit. >> president trump: it's like the coach pretty if you told me cried, i believ w. maybe when he was a baby, but i doubt it. he dedicated it to the kids and the hometown of athens, ohio. a great state. within weeks his heartfelt speech raised over half a million dollars for the athens county food pantry. thank you.
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thank you, joe. [applause] i want to say on behalf of the country that you make our country very, very proud. you are really an inspirational talent, and all of that. but you are an operational player. and you're an inspirational person. you have a heart that's incredible in the team respect you so much. with joe quarterbacking and a team of unrivaled talent right along side and beside him, lsu had to beat the reading champions, a team that was here last year. nice guys, and they were very large. you know, we served them a lot of food. they ate so much food we didn't know what the hell to do. [laughter] they kept eating and eating. the team that had not lost a game in 741 days, the clemson tigers. they really are very special. amazing. before the game, the first lady and i were on her to walk out on the field, escorted by the rotc cadets from both schools. we then joined tens of thousands
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of proud patriotic americans to watch the battle of the titans. this was a great game. this was a tremendous game. coach, you had tremendous ratings on television. the readings came in, not surprisingly, they were tremendous beyond what normally would be free for the championship game. on your first drive -- i think he might've had something to do with that. although these two guys maybe, too. but you had a lot to do with it. on your first drive, the celebrated lsu offense was pinned back at her own goal line. i watched it. i bet you haven't been pinned back that many times. every time i saw you you are on the 3-yard line. what happened? it was just constant. but you kept doing just fine. he just did fine. the first time you got the ball. then he made that great play, and they called it back, as usual. he made the great bascom he's all over the place. he was going to be tackled four times in the first play. and he threw the ball, everybody was excited, then they said,
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"there's a flag on the field." too many flags, coach. right? the referees want to get themselves in the limelight. [laughter] that was the play that should have not been called back but that's all right. you punted after a rare three and out, and sue clemson struck first with the touchdown. for the first time all season they were behind. then ja'marr chase, i was watching him, caught a ball from burrow to tied up. by the end of the game, ja'marr said record with 221 receiving yards pay that's phenomenal. [applause] come here, ja'marr. come here you've got say something. >> how y'all doing? i'm just happy to be in the white house, to be honest.
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[laughter] [applause] >> president trump: coach, if i practice, do you think i could beat him in a race? what do you think? >> maybe with a little head start. [laughter] >> president trump: a little head start. i think i might get a head start. midway through the third quarter it was a tight three have important game. you increased your lead with a touchdown. then in the fourth quarter, terrace marshall stretched out and caught a beautiful pass in the end zone. lsu went up 34-25 and all hope of the clemson ton back. they were you stupid again spray they would like 28 in a row or something. a pretty unusual feeling for them, too. shows how great a team you have. but all hope of the clemson comeback came to an end when lsu forced a fumble. the ball was picked up by two to a freshman cornerback who spent the game shutting down thr offense. that is for sure.
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derek sflush stingley jr. where is derek? that was good feeling, coach. with that play, the game was over with an eye-popping 628 yards. the most passing touchdowns in the playoff championship game, and the first every 15-0 season. lsu became the college football national champions, and coach orgeron said after the game, "got out a plan all i did was follow the plan." the fact is, god had a great coach. this is a great, great coach. i really mean that, too. [applause] the truth is, with a great coach, an outstanding quarterback, and an entire team filled with heart and skill and
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hope and courage and passion and strength, and unbreakable will to win, they had unbreakable will and confidence. they went against the team 28-0. i don't think they had a doubt about what was going to be happening. did you ever doubt? not even a little bit? he's going to be so rich. [laughter] he looks sort of like a young tom brady. does that make sense to you? we call them young tom brady. this lsu team will long be remembered as one of the greatest in college football history. i just want to say congratulations and geaux tigers. [cheers and applause] there's another coach i respect a lot, his name is bill belichick. do you respect him?
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everybody respects him. he has a lot of respect to you. he has a lot of respect for you, and he thinks are great coach. we know that. the results speak louder than anything i can say. i just want to congratulate you. it's great to get to know you. you have a real friend here. maybe next year we give you a little bit easier schedule, what do you think? we will work that out. let's have the coach say a few words. boy, does he deserve it. it's great to have you in the white house. [applause] >> thank you, president trump. wouldn't honored to be here at the white house. i speak on behalf of the football team and our great assistant coaching staff. i do have the best organization in the world. one team, one heartbeat. this is the player-driven program. it's about the men behind me on them in front of me. you guys did it. you set out the plan last year, january 17th, that he would win the national championship. he talked about it, you went
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about it through hard work, dedication, and you did it. we are so proud. i would like to thank my wife, kelly, and my boys are in my family for being with me. [applause] i would like to thank scott, and the administration for all of the great things that they did for us. one team, one heartbeat. geaux tigers! [applause] at this time i would like to bring up our interim president, tom galligan. [applause] >> good morning. on behalf of everyone at louisiana state university and the entire lsu tiger family, i want to say what an honor it is for us to be here today at the white house representing our great university as national champions. now, while a trip to the white house is traditional for national champions, mr. president, i don't think you have ever had her team quite
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like ours is that before. the achievements of coach o in these young men are truly historic. if i were a poet i would say they are absolutely epic. this group will forever be known as one of the best to ever take the field in college football. now, as i'm sure you've heard and seen, there is no group of supporters more passionate and dedicated then lsu's. i can tell you that our entire university, our community, and our state take immense pride in what this team and what y'all have done. at lsu, we are champions on the football field, and we are champions in the classroom, in the laboratory, on the stage, in the art studio, in the moot court room, and more. our state gives much of this great nation, from commerce to culture to cuisine and always
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character. now we have given the country what we believe is the greatest college football team ever. [applause] mr. president, coach o and this team represent not only the best of lsu but the best of louisiana. thank you, and geaux tigers! [applause] it is now my privilege to introduce, originally from athens, ohio, but now we claim him in baton rouge, louisiana, the most decorated player in college football history. the heisman trophy winner, and a man who is already rich because he is a recent lsu graduates. joe burrow. [applause] >> i will keep this short and sweet because i'm sure mr. president has some more pressing matters to get to. i just want to say it's truly an
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honor to be here. thank you for having us so soon after the game, so the seniors could be here. that means a lot to us. it's a moment will never forget. it truly does mean a lot that you did that so soon. thank you. it is so awesome to be here. it's a moment will never forget, it's a great season. this is a great way to cap it off. thank you so much, and we've got a little jersey for you right here. [applause] >> president trump: i thought he was going to give me the heisman trophy. [laughter] he's just giving me a jersey! [cheers and applause] joe, i just told the coach, we don't normally do this but i'm doing it for this team. anybody who would like to come
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with me to the oval office, we'll take pictures in the oval. it's a special place. there's no place like the oval. the come all over the world, they have their own big offices, they go into the oval they say there's no place like this. if you'd like we could take whoever wants to come to the oval office. we will take pictures behin behe resolute desk. it's been there long time, a lot of presidents. some good, some not so good. [laughter] but you've got a good one now! even though they are trying to impeach the sun about -- can you believe it? can you believe that? the greatest economy we ever had, joe. we've got the greatest military. we took out those terrorists, like your football would have taken out those terrorists, right? but we are doing good. we are going to go to the oval office with some of the players. all of the players, i guess. again, i want to congratulate the team. i want to congratulate your great representatives, all of you. you've been fantastic all season long. before they went on this big
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streak, and it's an honor to have everybody at the white house. thank you very much. thank you very much. thank you. [applause] ♪ >> sandra: the champion lsu tigers at the white house, meeting the president today. there's coach o, give a big "geaux tigers!" and the we be spelled in louisiana is "geaux." he said one team, one heartbeat, that this is the best team in the world. congressman steve scalise is present there. senator bill cassidy of louisiana in the room. those players just soaking it in. what a moment. i won't lie, i'm soaking it in, too pray that was a big win for lsu and the state of louisiana. >> jon: behind the scenes sandra was wiping away a tear. >> sandra: [laughs] i may have! to hear from joe bu, the heisman-winning quarterback. and coach o shared a few words, as well. >> jon: nothing like a little
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presidential play-by-play. he recaps again, that was something else. >> sandra: and that cajun accent, to hear coach o say a few words there. that a voice that we've all come to know over the past few months watching the lsu tigers. an undefeated season, graduation so them. >> jon: they will never let coach o out of louisiana. but if he wants a career in broadcasting, you know that voice. >> sandra: congratulations to them. back to the news of the day, iran, impeachment, and 2020. we will be back with the news. e refi, you can refinance at near record low rates with no income verification, no appraisal and nothing out of pocket.
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>> jon: you wouldn't detected in the president's attitude if you watch that white house ceremony just now, but the impeachment trial of president trump is officially underway. the senators sorin yesterday as jurors with supreme court chief justice john roberts presiding. meanwhile, democrats say there's a flurry of new evidence in the escalating fight on with her to call witnesses. here is what democratic
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congresswoman debbie dingell told us this morning. >> we see evidence want for during this trial, and we have seen a lot of new information come forward since we took the house vote in december. the senate wants to have a fair trial. they want to make sure they're looking at all the facts. if the president is in the sent or he thinks there are things we didn't see when we were considering this in the house, he should want there to be witnesses. >> jon: chief white house correspondent john roberts reporting out from the north lawn. john? >> jon, good morning tea. the president's legal team putting finishing preparations for the trial on tuesday. tomorrow they will submit what is called an answer to the house on the house impeachment articles that were filed with the senate just the other day, and then on either sunday or monday they will file a brief with the senate about where they are headed with her presentation. the legal team has been finalized, and here's how it shapes up. pat cipollone, white house counsel, will take the lead.
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jay sekulow, the lead counsel, will also be part of the team. ken starr, of course the famous bill clinton whitewater and monica lewinsky scandals prosecuted. alan dershowitz, the professor emeritus of harvard. white mike robert ray, former attorney general pam bondi, angie and russ, member of the president's outside legal team, dealing with the new investigat. they will all be up there, th to counter the seven house manager's name by nancy pelosi. alan dershowitz outlining his role. he will present oral arguments of the senate trial to address the constitutional arguments against impeachment and removal. while he is not partisan when it comes the constitution, he put her in lincolnton. he lives the issue at stake over the heart of our enduring constitution. he is participating in this impeachment trial to defend the integrity of the constitution and prevent the creation of a dangerous constitutional precedent.
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jordan sekulow will be helping his father on fox and friends this morning. listen here. >> when you combine both the significance of each of the answer and the brief, what you will see in those combined documents together, the answer being filed tomorrow, the briefs sunday or monday, is the substantive defense of president trump and of the office of the president and his article to powers for future president for us in the future. >> while the president's legal team is consumed with getting ready, the busines as you saw, h the lsu tigers later on tonight he's got a fund-raiser at mar-a-lago and he still plans to be adolfo's for the world economic forum on that legal te, and working with him, alan dershowitz. who opposed him as he says, the impeachment of bill clinton. ken starr prosecuted and
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investigated bill clinton in that case. >> it's an interesting team to see the lease. >> jon: john roberts, chief white house correspondent, thank you. >> sandra: let's bring in chris wallace. thank you and welcome. as we learn more about the president's legal team here, your thoughts as we see those names? >> the chief counsel for the president, pat cipollone, will be leading the team. if i were he, i would not be particularly pleased with the team that the president has assembled. a lot of them, people who appear on television as defenders of the president. when you've got alan dershowitz already issuing a press release about what role he's going to play, you wonder, is this the team that is going to be cohesive and take orders from the lead guy? or are these a bunch of people who have their own ax to grind and their own ego to fill? i would think pat cipollone, who is a very good lawyer himself,
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might want a team that would fall more into line -- it looks like some of these will. >> sandra: are you suggesting the president would have not signed off on each of these people, chris? >> no, i think he absolutely signed off on all these people. i'm not sure pat cipollone would have picked all these people to be part of his team. >> sandra: mueller no lot more >> sandra: meanwhile, to the battle for witnesses. will or will not we see democrats call somebody like john bolton to testify? lindsey graham has a point on that. let's listen to the senator first. >> now they want john bolton to come forward in the senate to destroy executive privilege. any president would claim executive privilege over the testimony for national security advisor. they didn't even subpoena bolton and they are expecting us, republicans, to destroy president trump's privilege. >> sandra: it really gives you a sense of where this battle is going next over witnesses. >> lindsey graham is a far more
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distinguished lawyer and knows a lot more about the law than me, just a civilian, but having said that, in the supreme court case, the nixon tapes case, the supreme court rule that it sizable majority, in the case of testimony about a potential crime, executive privilege is not a defense. it's not a shield. so i'm sure the democrats will be making the argument that the only way we can find out whether the president did or didn't do something is by talking to somebody like john bolton, the former national security advisor, and if there was any crime committed executive privilege is not a shield. the interesting question would be, if that is raised, if bolton -- first of all, there are about three ifs. there has to be majority that calls for bolton to be summoned as a witness. pray that you assume the president would that invoke executive privilege. the democrats would challenge that. does that go to the courts?
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idoes it go across for street to the supreme court? you got the justice presiding over the child. what if he rules on whether or not executive privilege is a shield for both that or not? >> sandra: i want to ask about lev parnas and this round of interviews he's done. a lot of headlines coming out, rachel maddow interview. here's lev parnas. >> that was the most important thing for him to stay in front of the four years and keep the fight knowing dumb it going. there is no other reason. >> did he care? >> you have to ask him. as far as i know, the only thing we cared about, we were the team to get zelensky or poroshenko or somebody to make an announcement into the button investigation. speech that was clearly with anderson cooper, he was making the rounds. and now they are touting this as new evidence, as this impeachment trial is now underway in the senate, chris. >> i would think the democrats will want to be very careful
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with lev parnas. he is a questionable character, under indictment for campaign finance violations. clearly he hasn't suddenly out of burst of patriotism here. he's doing this because he thinks it will help it is legal case i'll be he would turn evidence against rudy giuliani. to look at the heart documents parnas is able to present, i would be very surprised if they get two or three witnesses, if the democrats are going to go for lev parnas. i think they would be very worried about the credibility on the pushback that you would get from republicans and how he would stand up under cross-examination. >> sandra: we are a bit squeezed for time because of those lsu tigers of the white house. >> is that we went to college? >> sandra: yes, sir! i was an athlete there, as well. >> we got that! >> sandra: it was a big moment, indeed. bigger news, you've got a show coming up, fox news sundays, this week and you've got an
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exclusive interview with impeachment manager and democratic congressman hakeem jeffries. another exclusive sit down. i should let you do this, what was said and she return in lindsey graham, about whom we just spoke. a big show coming up, chris. >> i think you did that better than i could have. it'll be interesting to hear from lindsey graham. we know he has no interest, very little patience with this whole trial. he's also maybe the senator closest personally to donald trump. so it will get a real sense of how this is sitting with the president. apparently not well. hakeem jeffries, one of the impeachment managers. will ask him about if the house didn't want to call these people as witnesses or didn't take the time, why should the senate? >> sandra: we will be watching this weekend. >> and sandra, despite giving you a little bit of a hard time, geaux tigers, congratulations. >> sandra: thank you, i very much appreciate that. it's a great thing. thanks, chris. we'll see you this weekend. we'll be right back. we all uset in different ways.
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>> sandra: it's that time of day where we go beyond the headlines, where we take a break from the fast-moving news cycle. first up, streaming giant spotify. let's bring in a brand-new cohost, it's my pleasure to do so, of "america's newsroom." ed henry is here! >> i understand bill hemmer didn't give a rat the way out. >> sandra: oh, hemmer, we miss you! we are thrilled to have you on board. the team is really excited. >> we are meeting and we are excited. we will see you tomorrow morning on the anchor chair. the story is crazy. anybody has a dog knows dogs get only when their owners aren't around. >> it's not a soothing music, there is dog have a directed praise. "you're a good boy, you're a good boy, your good boy!" 25% of dog owners say they've seen their pets actually dance, 42% say the pets have a favorite
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genre of music. you play sinatra, hip-hop, your dog -- based on how energetic they are, they match it all up. i can identify in a weird way. i actually like the calm app. i don't have a dog, but i don't know if you've ever used the calm app. you can play rain, all kinds of atmospheric -- >> sandra: can you give me a heads up to make what is your morning routine? am i going to see men with ear buds listen to music before the show? >> music for the show. our offices on opposite sides we won't always see each other immediately. so we can do our own thing. >> sandra: right now bill and i share a wall. so we hear each other all morning. >> i've been trying to move him out of his office and he won't do it. i would to correct something. early he said i've been wishing don't like working five years to put them out of the anchor chair. that's demonstrably false. the bosses know it's only been about a year or two. bill, correct the record. but i can't wait for monday. >> sandra: [laughs] we are all excited to have you on board. he is an excellent journalist and will be great to have you
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during the election year. i'll give you big handshake. >> i want to get that right. before you were doing this. i can't wait. >> sandra: we will see monday morning. we'll see you on day notes show at 2:00. we will see you then. we didn't forget, will be there. back to you. >> jon: this is going be fun! meghan markle facing more criticism as she and prince harry prepare to leave the royal duties behind. is racism in the british media behind her decision? that's next. as a struggling actor,
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>> moore claims that racism is a factor in meghan markle's decision to step away from oil duties as criticism of the duchess of sussex continues throughout great britain. royal watchers are mixed on the cause of the disapproval. alex hogan joins us with more. >> meghan and harry stepping out for the first time this week since the announcement. meghan in canada, at a nonprofit supporting female empowerment. since their decision to step away from the monarchy, the couple has faced harsh backlash but this is something they've faced since the beginning of their relationship. while commentators differ about
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what sparks so much of this criticism, but some way there bacsay the backlash stems involvement o in social issues d voicing their political opinio opinions. >> they are not supposed to be political, making statements on climate change and other issues, being flown in private jets to give those speeches, they start to endure a lot of criticism. >> others disagree, saying this is just racism. >> you cannot argue with the headlines, when somebody says "you come from a slum when it is demonstrably, provably false, how can that not have to do with race? speak others still many questions of what kind of royal duties, if any, they will take. >> we will be right back. lows.
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>> the lsu tigers in the east room. >> it's pretty cool. quicchris wallace got me. did you go there? it was good stuff, a proud moment. thank you, john. see you back here monday. "outnumbered" starts now. >> a fox news alert, president trump adding some legal heavyweights to his impeachment defense team. among them, former independent counsel who a investigation ledo the impeachment of bill clinton. former whitewater independent counsel robert ray, this is "outnumbered" and i melissa francis. here today is harris faulkner, fox business anchor dagen mcdowell, fox news contributor jessica tarlov and in the center seat today, you know him from "america's newsroom, the new anchor of "bill hemmer reports, making his

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