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ending because at exactly 9:00, we have got to stop talking. we have 11 seconds. >> i know, and brian never did it right. i messed up a few times. we will see you tomorrow, thank you so much for joining us. >> years an here is "america's " >> sandra: expected to announce another set of opinions is morning, could include a case centering on the louisiana state law requiring doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the clinic. the way the justices rule in this case could have a major impact on future abortion laws across the country. we will have much more on this and other potential supreme court rulings later this hour. stay tuned for that. meanwhile, a weekend of deadly violence across the country, major cities like chicago and new york reporting an uptick in shooting as growing calls to defund and dismantle the police.
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good morning, everyone. i am sandra smith. >> ed: i am ed henry. police are investigating at least two shootings inside seattle's capitol hill organized protest zone or chop which left a 19-year-old dead and authority still on the hunt at this hour for suspects involved in a mass shooting in minneapolis sunday morning where one person was killed, 11 others hurt. at a new york city, also seeing a big increase in shootings, 22 people shot in just two days. >> ed: chicago seeing the worst gun violence with at least 99 people shot in at least eight killed including two young children. >> ed: a brutal weekend. matt finn is live in chicago breaking it all down for us. good morning. >> good morning. right now, chicago police are putting together their official tally of the weekend violence today so the number of people killed on the number of people shot is likely going to jump from what we can officially report at this hour but here in chicago over the weekend, a 13-year-old girl shot and killed while watching television, a 15
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and 16-year-old boy also hit in that incident but expected to be okay. also in another shooting here in chicago, two innocent teenagers were walking home from a store and were gunned down according to police. and a 3-year-old boy of a just a baby was shot when his father's car was fired at, a bullet went through the trunk and went in killed the 3-year-old. here is an activist from the chicago south side. >> where is the outrage? for the 3-year-old that was killed, the same type of outrage when george boyd was killed by police in minneapolis? they should be 50,000 people on the streets right now shutting down the black community until we get it right. him shut down the black community until we get it right. >> the chicago police superintendent is pleading with the community to submit anonymous information about any of the shootings. chicago's top cop is also repeatedly insisting that
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violent offenders must stay in prison longer than the city's whole monitoring system must be overhauled because he says criminals are not being monitored on a home release. chicago's police superintendent said it will not solve this problem. >> i put myself in that house holding that little girl as she struggles to breathe. i put myself in that hospital clutching a baby with a bullet hole. tears are natural reaction to these tragic stories of violence, but we need to do more than just cry. >> the latest statistics from the chicago police department indicated that violent crime is on the rise here in chicago compared to the same time last year. this morning, chicago police tell fox news there's been 1238 shooting incidents up from 893 the same time last year. a 1494 shooting victims up from 1071 last year and at least 292
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murders in the city this year up from 231 at the same time last year. and in minneapolis, voting to move forward with abolishing police after the death of george floyd, at least 11 people were shot, two people dead after weekend violence they are in investigators in seattle are looking into the death of a 19-year-old male at that organized protest zone. >> ed: matt finn, thank you for all of that. get to sandra. >> sandra: for more on this, let's bring in byron york, chief political correspondent for the "washington examiner" and fox news contributor. was a horrific weekend and so many u.s. cities when you see the level of gun violence start in chicago. lori lightfoot, the democratic mayor they are under a lot of pressure to turn things around in her city. giving a brand-new interview to "the new york times" this morning and talking about the unintended consequences of this defund the police movement. and these continued calls to
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dismantle the police. she is making the case against it in her city. what do we do about this growing level of violence while at the same time, these grow violence? >> terrible levels of violence need more police. that shows us that a high crime levels respond to higher levels of police. they go down when they are more police around to prevent crimes from taking place so obviously defunding the police is exactly the opposite. this whole idea has been percolating for a while, but there is a book that was published in 2017 and called the end of policing by a brooklyn university sociology professor and in recent interviews, he's been asked "what happens if you defund the police and there is a crime, murder, and armed robbery, a home invasion, something like that and he didn't really have a good answer
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for" the fact is they don't have a good answer, don't have to decriminalize lots of activities like drugs and and entering, but what happens when there were actual violent crimes, they don't have an answer. to back that go to seattle where you've got continued violence there and another shooting over the weekend. the governor of washington state jay inslee his back passing the buck to seattle officials for what is happening there and making the case for police presence inside that zone. watch. >> we can play a role in supporting the things that seattle asks for. as far as what happens in the precinct, that's really a decision for the city of seattle. i just know this. in we have to have a way to provide free services that area. >> sandra: or take it to
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seattle, what do you do there? >> this is what critics have talked about from the beginning of this chop experience. what happens when there is an emergency and a police for his own? i think we saw in these weekend shooting is what happens, which is chaos. first of all, the shooters got away. some of the people who were wounded, chop has apparently street medics whose headquarters is a place called the rancho bravo tacos restaurant and most people would agree if they have a terrible medical emergency they don't want to go to wealth rancho bravo tapas restaurant. they would prefer a hospital with advanced life-saving mechanisms. another problem with not having the police is when you have a violent crime, emergency medical crews, ambulances with life-saving equipment do not want to go to the scene without police to protect them. and so in this case, some of the victims were eventually just
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thrown into cars and driven to the hospital. this is what happens in a police free zone, and this is what the authorities in seattle are going to see repeatedly in the days ahead. >> sandra: and then at the end of the day, you worry what this does for the recruitment, the retainment of police officers and especially the morale and that is what concerns ag bill barr in a brand-new interview warning against demonizing our police. listen. >> they are under a lot of pressure and i was concerned even before these pressures that we were having difficulty maintaining the levels of police we need in our cities, retaining them. and obviously, this environment where they are demonized will deter a lot of people from continuing to serve as police. >> sandra: that is obviously a real concern. >> absolutely, no doubt about
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it. one of the things the body cam video that was released from the atlanta case, the rayshard brooks case shows us how difficult policing can be. the officer made what appeared to be a terrible decision to shoot rayshard brooks. on the other hand, the 30 minutes prior to that shows it's a very difficult job involving danger, a lot of tough decisions, and a lot of terrible consequences if you do make that bad mistake. so it is hard to begin with and if you have constant moves to defund the police and demonize the police, why would people do it if they had any other choice? to migrate to have you kick things off or is this morning. thank you. >> a very logical approach to finding this down, we are going to end an unlawful program and as acting secretary of homeland security, i don't have the luxury to ignore the law.
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the program is unlawful, we need to solve it, the president is begging congress to solve this problem, we are willing to sit down at the table and negotiate with them. >> ed: that is the acting homeland security secretary weighing in on daca. planning to sign an executive order to know max some foreign work visas in response to the economic downturn from the pandemic. kristin fisher is live at the white house this morning with more details. good morning. >> good morning britt's executive order will likely be an extension of the restrictions that were put in place back in april due to the coronavirus and it will likely extend those restrictions through the end of the year. we are talking about visas for certain skilled workers especially in the tech industry, visas for seasonal workers, who visas for executives to work for large corporations, and visas for cultural and research exchange programs. during an interview with john roberts right before this
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rally on saturday, president trump said that there will be some exclusions, but not many. >> very little good in some cases coming up to have exclusions, you need them for big businesses where they have certain people that have been coming in for a long time, but very little exclusion, and they are pretty tight and they may be very tight prayer of a period of time. amp >> this is really pushing immigration right back up to the front burner. >> ed: we are also seeing the john bolton book officially coming out tomorrow although we've obviously seen experts already. now getting the south korean government saying there are several claims, what are you hearing this morning? >> one of the biggest claims that john bolton made in this book is he says president trump asked pryin chinese president xi jumping to win the election by purchasing more u.s. agriculture products. mick mulvaney was on the fox and he explained that claim like
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this. >> to the president of the united states try to encourage the chinese to buy more american agricultural products? the answer is yes, try to do that every single time we talked to the chinese. >> so saying president trump was in no way linking that request to his reelection effort. bolton says he was and that his desire for a second term as a driving force behind all of the presidents asians. >> i don't think he is fit for office. i don't think he has the competence to carry out the job. there isn't really any guiding principle that i was able to discern other than what is good for donald trump's reelection. >> the book is officially released tomorrow and as for today, no public events on the calendar, but the press secretary just announced a briefing this afternoon and of course that executive order could drop any moment. >> ed: we will be watching. kristin fisher, thank you.
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>> sandra: thank you, ed. a prominent statue at theodore roosevelt at the new york city museum becomes the latest target in the movement for racial justice. what's behind the decision to remove that statue, plus this. >> in this sense, i think it is the closest we have come to an organized effort to push a president out of office. >> sandra: attorney general bill barr hinting at big developments to come this summer from the ongoing investigation into the origins of the russia probe. we will have brand-new details straight ahead on that. plus, joe biden out raising president trump during the month of may for the first time, the president trump may still have a big advantage. we will explain that next.
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>> sandra: nascar investigating a "heinous act" after the discovery of a noose in the garage door of one of its drivers happening at the talladega superspeedway in alabama sunday less than two weeks after wallace successfully pushed to get the confederate flag banned from all nascar venues. while this is the only african-american full-time driver in nascar's elite cup series.
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>> ed: for the first time in the race for the white house, the joe biden campaign and the dnc have outraised president trump in the the rnc for a single month. the presumptive nominee raised several million dollars more and yesterday biden said released a new ad while president trump has a hard-hitting add on whether he is even up to the job. john sununu joins now, former chief of staff, former governor of new hampshire, good morning. >> good morning, how are you? >> ed: on the money game, let's quickly put on the screen the big picture, one month of may that we noted that biden did better but if you look at cumulatively what is going on, the trump campaign seeing $265 million cash on hand, biden 122. let's remember that president trump is a candidate was never ahead in the money game and still won. what do you make, does this suggest that biden has gotten some momentum?
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>> no. suggest to me that both sides have their money raising operation in high gear. biden was benefited by this being the first or second month of the coordinated raising with the dnc where big givers were allowed to give over $600,000 each, and he went out and scooped that up, the trump campaign had long scooped up most of that money from their own supporters a while ago. >> ed: axios writes about an interesting focus group this morning in battleground pennsylvania. most who work for biden, they say, haven't heard much from him. nothing specific he has said or done lately and yet they are leaning towards voting for him. how do you combat that as an incumbent president when the other guy is largely in the basement and enjoying the fact that most people are not even sure where he stands on some things? >> that is what the money we
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talked about is for and just as important as raising the money is spending it wisely and efficiently, and i think the trump campaign as is the biden campaign, this is the season of sharpening your message, and i think the trump campaign who has been planning on running on the economy has to understand that they've got to expand that message perhaps suggesting the problems that the democrats have in having embraced the aoc end biden agenda. they also can talk about the fact that the democrat run cities and states are in chaos and that's what america will look like if they elect biden. but the trump campaign has to have a message beyond the economic one. >> ed: the president try to make the case at that rally in tulsa about what america would look like if joe biden was elected. here is the message from the biden camp. i'll give you a chance to respond. watch. >> this is what you want to pass on to our children and
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grandchildren? fear, anger, finger-pointing? do we want to be the america we know we can be. >> ed: they are trying to take aim at something the president believes is a strength, law and order. your thoughts. >> fear, finger-pointing, and chaos seems to be the hallmark of what is happening in the democrat run cities and democrat run states, and i think the republicans have to in a very smart way jiu-jitsu that around and turn it back into a strength for the republican party. i think the biden camp has got real problems on messaging particularly on specific issues like energy and socialized medicine and so on and i think the trump campaign can and should be honing its message to underscore that. is going to be a wild campaign, going to be a different campaign. >> ed: clinic at wilder? we have heard about october surprises. the attorney general talk this
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week about potentially a summer surprise. watch. >> he is pressing ahead as hard as he can and i expect that we will have some developments hopefully before the end of the summer. but as i said, his investigation will continue. is not going to stop because of the election. what happens after the election may depend on who wins the election. >> ed: clearly referring to john durham and that independent probe out there. your thoughts on how all of that might impact the campaign? >> it depends how sharply defined the problem is that durham finds are. otherwise, the mainstream media will just shrug it shoulders and move on away from it. so not only do we have to hear what durham has to say, but the trump campaign if there is something there that's important for the public to know probably will have to carry the burden of communicating that to the voters of america.
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>> ed: appreciate your insights this morning, thank you. we are going to have a lot more on the race coming up next hour. our headliner this morning, rnc chairwoman ronna mcdaniel will join us a little over an hour from now, 10:30 eastern time. >> sandra: really looking forward to that. thank you, ed appeared democrats made while hammering president trump and attorney general bill barr over the firing of jeffrey burdine, the u.s. attorney for the southern district of new york. how lawmakers are planning to respond. plus, senators such a debate of republican policing proposal in response to massive protests across the country over the death of george floyd. details on the bills progress when senator marsha blackburn joins us just ahead. >> there's a lot of accountability so not only do we provided resources but also oversight and accountability so we can get to the root of the problem
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>> ed: brand-new reaction to the weekend, president dismissing jeffrey berman who refused to step down when attorney general william barr asked them to resign last week. democrats are outraged vowing to block confirmation of berman's replacement. >> i am calling for a three-pronged investigation into the friday night massacre that occurred in the justice department with relationship to
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the southern district of new york and i am asking mr. berman to voluntarily come and testify to congress so we know exactly what has happened. >> ed: being the southern district of new york as you heard, live in new york city with more details. good morning. >> good morning. ahead investigated people close to the president and now he is out. administration supporters say they raise nothing wrong with the removal of jeffrey berman and they blame him for the controversy. on friday, he was booted by u.s. attorney general bill barr. the plan to replace them with jay clayton who we are told just want to go home to manhattan after serving in washington for three years. but berman refused to pack up on a friday only after he was told that his deputy would temporarily take his place and that the order came directly from the president. but it sparked the controversy that will likely end up at a congressional hearing this week. on saturday, president trump
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said he had nothing to do with the decision. >> that is all up to the attorney general. attorney general barr is working on that, that is his department, not my department. but we have a very capable attorney general, so that is really up to him. i am not involved. >> is the u.s. attorney for the southern district and former trump lawyer michael cohen to federal prison obtained indictments in a campaign finance case against two allies of the president's lawyer rudy giuliani and another investigation is set to center on a turkish bank that the president supposedly promised turkish president that he would shut down. the senate minority leader chuck schumer said that he is calling for an investigation and the house judiciary committee is set to take this up on wednesd wednesday. >> was he fired because of criminal investigations, conducting into mr. trump or his associates? the president has certainly been known to fire others in order to
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interfere in their investigations including fbi director and numerous inspector general's. >> others accuse berman of grandstanding saying the president is well within his rights and that even with the investigations continuing if he is not an office, both investigations would still continue. happened during his confirmation hearings last year, he testified that he would not fire a u.s. attorney to stop any investigation saying "a u.s. president can fire a u.s. attorney. they a presidential appointee." on that we will stay on top of it. thank you. >> sandra: meanwhile, on capitol hill, the senate expected to begin a debate this week on the justice act, an ambitious republican proposal meant to compel local police departments to make use of force changes. senator marsha blackburn joins us now, the tennessee republican and sits on the senate judiciary
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committee. good morning, so great of you to be here. we have a lot of questions for you. first of all, what you think of senator scott's proposal here? >> i think senator scott is on the right pathway to getting something done about this. his bill includes about 70% of what the democrats want to see. we are hoping they will work on this legislation. >> sandra: obviously firmly against you funding the police in this proposal he said that police need more resources, not less in terms of funding when it comes to federal funds, he is suggesting using those funds to compel change. he was from senator scott. >> by removing those federal grants, you actually position those departments to change their behavior, change their policy in the direction of satisfying what we all know and frankly south carolina, very few departments still have a choke hold because that we
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already know is an unnecessary tactic. we do use resources in the effective way but we believe that you actually need more resources. >> sandra: still, some critics are pointing out that that proposal would actually be in some form or some way defunding the police, so senator, how do you draw that line between reforming the police and defunding the police? where you stand? >> bear in mind what all of the democrats are saying, what many of them are saying is let's do away with the local police department. we have a police force, federalize it, but senator scott and the senate republicans are saying let's put more funding in here so that we have the data reporting, we have the data collection. that we do the things that police chiefs and law enforcement officials say they need. a database with decertified
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officers so they cannot go from one jurisdiction to another and be hired. so people know when there is an officer who has been dismissed. they also would like to see some standards and training. so you've got 50 different police academies with 50 different sets of trading. every state has one. so there should be some standardization and giving more money into these departments will increase that training, it will increase equipping, a great example of this is de-escalation training. when we did the 21st century tours bill, we spent de-escalation training money for law enforcement and that legislation because we were dealing with drug and mental health issues. that is the way we need to think about it and put more resources so that they are able to keep
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the public safe. >> sandra: frustrating for the american people listening and seeing this debate happening on capitol hill. seems while there was a lot of agreement between lawmakers, they are still so far apart when it comes to some of these issues when it comes to our police. final thoughts on this morning, on social media censorship. i know you have come out firml firmly -- causing a disadvantage to conservatives. here is more from ag bill barr and i'll get your thoughts on the other side. a >> to some extent, there was a bait and switch over the past couple of decades. these companies held themselves out as open to all comers. that is how they built up all of their membership and their networks. now they are being more selective and starting to censor different viewpoints and you have this concentration of these very large companies that have that kind of influence on the sharing of information and
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viewpoints in our society. >> sandra: i know you share these concerns, so what are you doing about it? >> yes, and today, i am sending a letter over to ag barr and encouraging the investigation of google and looking at their censorship, and we are working on reforms to section 230 which the department of justice has highlighted need some reform. look at how they address illicit content of, how they look at competition, how they look at users and we need to set a threshold, not revenue, but users. these big tech companies are not going to have the safe harbors they have had in section 230. they are not in infant business. and they are some of the business corporations my biggest corporations in this country.
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and they should not be given protections that other businesses or private citizens are not given. >> sandra: senator marsha blackburn, good to get your thoughts on all of that, thank you. great to see you. >> ed: thank you. all eyes on chief justice john roberts has a ruling could come out as soon as today, the first such case on the matter during president trump's time in office. the key leader joins us later on how the ruling could impact americans all across america. plus, protests are claiming more major monuments across america. not just symbols of the confederacy, demonstrators now expanding their demands. >> you are dealing here with barbarians. these people are anti-civilization and in places like seattle, we need to understand no one has the right to stop the police. rty mutual. they get that no two people are alike and customize your car
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>> ed: the push to remove
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statues of confederate generals now expanding further figures now seen by some as racist. the teddy roosevelt statue outside of new york's museum of natural history will be one of the latest to come down following an agreement the museum in new york city. yesterday, a crowd in san francisco took down a statue of ulysses s. grant, led the army of the potomac to victory in the civil war. joined me now, author of taken for granted, good morning. >> think of for having me. >> ed: glad you're here. in the case of president and general grant, he led the union army to end slavery. here in new york, you've got teddy roosevelt coming down, mayor de blasio was pushing this without nary a debate. what's going on? >> i think there should be greater education as to what some of the statues mean. it's been 155 years since the civil war and in 2017, there were over 700 confederate
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statues throughout the u.s. and 31 states plus the district of columbia. with those who choose to go and try to take the statues down on their own, i think they are doing the absolute wrong thing. marcus goodwin has a petition on where he is requesting to take down a statue was depicts an african-american almost as a dog in my view, so that i think is the proper course. we have the petitioner local government and make something happen. i don't think confederate statues should be celebrated in public squares, they belong in museums and i think that is the appropriate way to remember our history and certainly not to glorify it or for some of these confederate generals we have seen now. >> ed: their statement is the statue is meant to celebrate theodore roosevelt, author of works on natural history. roosevelt's father was one of the museum's founder and proud of its historic association with the family. at the same time, communicates a
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racial hierarchy that museum and members of the public have long found disturbing, talking about a native american and an african man there next to teddy roosevelt that some have been offended by. what you are laying out in terms of the petition is actually debate about it, talk about it, don't just do this unilaterally. >> i think again, it is excellent and we are having these conversations and for those who choose to do the right thing like marcus goodwin, this is a great course of action and this is democracy in action. when we have a conversation as a public body and we can figure out what to do from there and that is the way they should be going, not this vigilante justice where i'm going to snatch down a statue and in some cases, people don't even know what the statues mean. they have no idea the history of these individuals but are doing it because it is a movement at this point and that is not the right way of going about it. >> ed: sometimes i set it on the fire and the person involved didn't know what they did. you have an op-ed at i want to highlight
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because all of this is happening and broader contexts on police reform where we expect votes in the house and senate this week, you write "good start on police reform, but there is one change that is needed. is all too easy for an officer to assert that he was in fear for his life at any point after making a deadly mistake. is fair and obligatory to demand transformation while also supporting those tasked with the feeling that change, replacing the fear of life standard with a system that holds our protectors more accountable is a key part of this that essential reform. your thoughts on why this is key. >> for a few different reasons. when we look at the history, we evoke at grandma v connor, allowed for officers if they felt fear of actual death or of individuals that may be around them, they have the right to use deadly force. this works in some cases to as
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it should be where officers for example in atlanta for example when an officer recently we've seen in these protests, i think that he could have legitimately feared for his life. you had a person that was running away with this taser, then turned around to shoot the officer. that's a legitimate situation. however in some cases, we are seeing viral videos with a maypole over and listed as a gentleman and this one video i'm referring to goes to reach for his insurance, the officer shoots in the car and then says he feared for his life. this is where we have to create a different standard. i'm a big supporter of law enforcement. i work for law enforcement organizations. i believe officers should be fully funded and trained and that's why there are some really good measures in sender tim scott's justice act. however, we are not fully done and that's why we have to keep the conversation going. >> ed: the conversation continuing at thank you for coming on.
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entering phase to bring back hair salons, nail salons, outdoor dining, and some nonessential shopping. mayor bill de blasio is warning proceed with caution. >> we are going through stages, we are feeling our way. i don't want to use the analogy of a mine field but it might be an apt one, we are trying to find our way, trying to find a path that is stable and secure and does not allow this disease to reassert. >> sandra: dr. marc siegel, professor of medicine and who would have known here we are, couple of months after the worst point of this crisis and salons, restaurants outside, some nonessential shopping reopening in new york city. let's start with the good news first, that's a very welcome sign. >> absolutely, and i think we need to learn from florida and texas and arizona and california states that have already gone to phase two.
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what do we need to learn? in a state of new york, 68,000 tests were done on friday and only 1% were positive. so we have clearly gone down but when they reopen, some of these nonessential businesses in new york like nail salons and tattoo parlors, beauty parlors, we have to be careful because prolonged exposure between a person doing the procedure and the person receiving it like a haircut is something that is a risk for spread of covid-1 covie have covid-19 as they are. so in those close quarters, we need to have masks for sure and one thing that florida definitely got wrong is the young people in florida primarily 20 to 40-year-old people have been congregating together too much so as we reopen more and more in new york city, we have to preserve social distancing. the masks help at social distancing is the primary point. >> sandra: absolutely. what a welcome sight, showing images of people getting back outside, eating outside these restaurants.
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gave an interview to chris wallace over the weekend, the director of health security for johns hopkins and he is warning that this is still spreading. >> last week, we had 25,000 cases on a particular day of the european union had 4,000 cases so it is not fading away in the u.s., not fading away in the world, 70 or 80 countries where it's on the rise. >> sandra: so warning that these spikes are serious and a cause for great concern as i'm sure you're noting as well. he said he's not seeing anything that would render another shut down these not yet. >> i agree with those points. let me make some points. first of all, in the world, we saw 180,000 cases the other day so it is correct that it is not going away and also here in the united states, yesterday we had 28,000 cases, so that gives you
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an idea, but we are seeing the hot spots changed, so california had over 4,000 cases, florida had over 4,000 cases, texas had close to 4,000 cases but as we already pointed out, the northeast is going way down. at the same time, and he was really good news, we are seeing a 40% decrease in deaths in the united states over the past two weeks. 40% less. why is that happening? because younger people are spreading this more easily and those in higher risk groups aren't getting it to the same extent. we need to continue that trend in social distancing is the way. we are still in the first wave, this is not a second wave, but the places where the virus is hitting the hardest have shifted to the south end of the west and that is where we need to put all of our attention. >> sandra: that is a great point, such a great point while we are getting more testing, therefore there was more confirmed cases, you are noting which slate magazine points out over the weekend that the mortality rate obviously could be going down because it is a
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younger population it is now spreading to. dr. siegel, great to have you here this morning. i have so many notes after talking to you on friday, your message basically to go out and be safe and get your medical exams and screenings that you may have skipped over all of this. thanks for joining us, doctor. >> so important, thank you. >> ed: fox news alert now, police policing body cam video after a second night of violence inside seattle's chop zone. a pair of shooters over the weekend, live from seattle next. . it's been broken. and put back together. this is also hal's heart. and his relief, knowing he's covered by blue cross blue shield. and this is our promise, with over 80 years of healthcare expertise: to be here for you now. and always. this is medicare from blue cross blue shield. this is the benefit of blue.
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>> ed: another night of gun fire near the police free chop zone. left a 19-year-old man dead, another critically injured. welcome to a brand-new hour of "america's newsroom." i am ed henry ed henry. >> sandra: good morning to you, ed. i am sandra smith. the later shooting last night leaving the victim in serious condition as the latest that we are told. >> oh. more shots fired. i'm running away. >> sandra: that is seven video in our newsroom this morning, police responding to saturday's deadly predawn shooting met a hostile crowd, the victim's family saying that he never had a chance. >> i'm trying to understand why
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he wouldn't let medics into help him. he could have still been, we don't know that. >> sandra: dan springer is live in seattle on that for us this morning. good morning, dan. >> good morning. another night of violence in and around the capitol hill occupation protest zone, it took place on this corner just outside one of the barricaded entrances to the chop. it happened 10:30 last night, a 17-year-old getting shot taken to a local hospital and another fatal shooting took place early saturday morning, police try to get to the victims but were unable to do so. body cam video show seattle police walking into the occupied protest areas and getting surrounded by an angry mob. two people were shot,
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19-year-old black male was killed, 33-year-old black male was in critical condition the police never got to either victim. more body cam shows them retreating back to the vehicles and members of the mob still approaching them as they backed up. paramedics were prevented from going in because they now must have a police escort to go into the chop and police decided it was too unsafe. as a volunteer medics drove both victims to the hospital. police are saying very little about either of these shootings and investigations are obviously more difficult because they can't even process the crime scene and witness interviews are nearly impossible. he can't believe the city is allowing this to continue. >> someone is critically injured, someone has been sexually assaulted. my property has been broken into three times, who knows what other crimes have been committed and there. is absolutely despicable.
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>> washington state governor jay inslee was interviewed over the weekend and said this is basically seattle's problem and seattle's mayor jenny durkin has said absolutely nothing. sandra? >> sandra: dan springer on the ground in seattle for us this morning, thank you. >> for us to see the patterns and law enforcement that may be problematic, we need all the information and that is how we lead in the direction of how to target our grants to get the outcomes that we want. that's an important part of our legislation. >> ed: that was south carolina governor tim scott as they prepare for a showdown over police reform. the republican justice act aimed at bipartisan police reform could reach the senate floor for debate this week. joining us now, republican leaders in the senate. good morning. i want to start with the idea of the democrats are pushing you when saying if this hits the floor, they want a full ban on choke holds them a more federal
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control over police training. are you ready to make a deal? >> i support the justice act, the arm of the original cosponsors. is serious, it is sensible, it is significant and it is a chance to make a law that will really make a difference and i'm going to talk about a couple of things that are in it. when his body cameras. what you just saw in seattle shows the importance of cameras on officers. also, the elimination of excessive force to all of these things are critical with the duty to intervene. efforts to take a bad off the force and give good cops what they need to be more effective. as tim points out, there were about 70% overlap between what is in the justice act and what the house of representatives is promoting. the only thing getting in the way are democrats who were in the senate who are now threatening to filibuster an important piece of legislation that is needed in america. >> sandra: as you know,
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democrats in the house are saying it just does not go far enough. nancy pelosi is calling the senate g.o.p. bill inadequate. okay. she says house democrats hope to work in a bipartisan way to pass legislation, that creates meaningful change to end the epidemic of racial injustice and police brutality in america. the senate proposal says reporting without transparency and reporting is inadequate. the justice act is not action. how do you respond? >> i get sick and tired of listening to these democrats like nancy pelosi and chuck schumer who say this doesn't go far enough but have said nothing when obama and biden did nothing all of the time they were in office. we have a real opportunity to make meaningful, measured progress that is good for our country, good for our communities, and good for our police officers, and we should not let this opportunity go
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away. i think that we put forward is major and it is necessary and will help our communities all across the country. there is bipartisan support for what tim scott is offering all around the country, but what we do see is the liberal left and there defund the police, the people behind what is going on and what you just showed in seattle, that might be a liberal pipe dream but i will tell you, that's a nightmare for most americans and we have to stand up against these folks who continue to shout for defunding the police. >> ed: had a rally over the weekend in oklahoma and tried to make that case about defunding the police, how he thinks it's a radical agenda and also took aim at joe biden over the supreme court and the makeup of it in the future. take a listen and we will get you to respond. >> the recent supreme court cases prove that if joe biden is elected, he will stack the court with extremists and forgotten men and women together with
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everyone else, we will lose everything. my neck as you know, any moment now, getting more decisions from the supreme court including the key abortion ruling. your thoughts on how critical the supreme court is in this presidential election? >> the supreme court is a key issue because the next president will likely have opportunities to appoint new members of the supreme court. we have seen the president has appointed already in this administration. today, we will confirm in the united states senate at two hundredths judge nominated by president trump. these are conservative along the line of justice scalia who knows that the job of a judge to apply the law, not legislate from the bench so judges are a key part of any president's administration because they have lifetime appointments. some are there for decades. i would expect that with the two youngest members of the supreme court that
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president trump has nominated and we have confirmed in the senate so i expected to be a very big issue but there are senate democrats who were calling to as a president said, stack the court, meaning expand the number of justices from nine to 11 so if biden were to become president, they would immediately flip the makeup of the court by putting two very liberal members on the court. that's the threat which is why we need to hold the presidency and the senate to prevent that. >> sandra: and those two young justices to which you refer to, kavanaugh and neil gorsuch. going after chief justice john roberts here. >> judging is not a game. it's not supposed to be a game. but sadly over recent years, more and more chief justice roberts has been playing games. with the court to achieve the
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policy outcomes he desires. >> sandra: what do you make of that? of ted cruz going after the chief justice saying that he is playing games trying to achieve the policy outcomes that he desires, a top republican in the senate? >> ted gave a very forceful speech on the floor of the senate. i was there, congratulated him afterwards. we had a number of senators who are disturbed at some of the recent rulings by the chief justice. today, there may be any ruling out on an abortion issue coming out of louisiana. again, the chief justice has been unpredictable and i am not sure how he is going to rule on that, likely to be the decisive vote. to me, it is a very clear-cut case, if a woman has an abortion, should the doctor performing that abortion have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital within 30 miles in case something happens where emergency care is necessary. as a doctor, i think it's important to have that. we will see what the justices
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and specifically the chief justice decides as early as today. >> ed: breaking news we just got in the last moment as he were speaking that the abortion ruling will not come down today. could come down as soon as tomorrow. the court has now just issued one opinion today, a business related dispute, a securities law case where they ruled on behalf of investors 8-1. but you are right, we are watching that case closely. appreciate you coming on today, thank you. >> sandra: thank you, senator. the first of its kind victory for joe biden, this is the democratic nominee's campaign out raising president trump by more than $6 million last month. in the meantime, former democratic candidate bernie sanders says his job is to not only see the president lose in november but to push biden as far left as he can. peter doocy is live in arlington, virginia, with more on that. good morning. >> good morning. joe biden took that fund-raising
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fleet even though barack obama doesn't ask them for money on biden's behalf until tomorrow. the presumptive democratic nominee has managed to do all of this from his computer in delaware. he hasn't popped up in person anywhere since last wednesday. most of his events since then have been virtual fund-raisers for the biden campaign is not worried about a potential moving enthusiasm gap. >> what we saw on the primary is that vice president biden in a contest after contest handily won but also turned out voters. was up in north carolina. in the georgia primary that just happen, more than 1.1 million voters voted early so we are very confident in our strategy. >> the trump campaign is quick to point out they still have more money in the bank than biden in earlier in the primaries, other candidates were
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more organized online than biden was including bernie sanders who beat biden in new hampshire and nevada and now tells the new yorker he wants trump to lose and he wants biden a lot further left with this quote "if you are unhappy with biden's politics, and i certainly do, than the fight has got to take place starting today to make sure he moves in as progressive away as possible that his administration is as progressive as possible. and there was evidence is online fund-raising support is being driven by a small dollar donors who were fans or supporters of other democrats earlier in the primary and evidence of that would be that the biggest virtual fund-raisers so far was coheadlined by elizabeth warren. sandra? >> sandra: okay. peter doocy in arlington, virginia, for us this morning. thank you. we are going to have more on the 2020 presidential race coming up when rnc chairwoman ronna mcdaniel joins us at the bottom of the hour. she will be our guest to discuss
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>> there is something very disturbing about what's going on. and to some extent, there was a bait and switch. people can come and impose their views and their positions in their statements and now they are being more selective and starting to censor different viewpoints. but you have this concentration of these very large companies that have that kind of influence on the sharing of information and viewpoints in our society. >> sandra: attorney general bill barr and a brand-new interview sounding the alarm on big tech giants after google penalize to conservative web sites for what it calls "derogatory content in their comment section on the black lives matter movement. joining us now is former senior advisor to john kerry, i will
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start with you first, you go back to what happened with the federalists last week and it was about comments, comments that were made by people visiting their web site, their publication, and the tech giants taking issue with those comments that weren't even published by "the federalist." so where do we stand on this? >> i think there is more to it than that and that's why he waited and it wasn't just about "the federalist." had to do with twitter pulling down some of donald trump's tweets a few weeks ago and even facebook on thursday pulling down a trump campaign ad that used a red triangle which that'- that's the problem is we are in the last few months of a presidential campaign. we all know what happened in 2016 on the social platforms. twitter did nothing, facebook did absolutely nothing. they were the worst offender and the trump campaign spent $44 million there. so i think you are going to see
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if it's propaganda, russian interference, that's the responsible thing to do. >> sandra: okay, but bill barr in this fascinating new interview goes on to say that there is something very disturbing about what is going on, and we talked about the bait and switch. he is talking about these are companies that built their strong market position by saying that they were welcoming all voices, all angles, all sides, all parties, and now that they have established themselves and they are massive companies, they are exerting power and influence with the word of bill barr. >> americans have the ultimate power here. no one is forced or compelled to have a social media account. what we as americans have to decide is do we want the social media companies to inform us or tell us what to think. this cancel culture, this censorship that some believe is happening with social media is
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as destructive as an overreaching government coming in and telling a private company what they can and can't do. in four americans who are bothered by it, they will be a new platform that comes out. and if they do a better job of presenting information to people so that they can make their own decisions, facebook will become a former fortune 500 company. so let me just add one less thing. there has to be censorship going on. is the only way i can explain marianne having more twitter activity than i do. >> oh, please. >> sandra: i will let you respond. >> let me just say one point here. so yes, twitter, facebook, everybody was founded on everybody come in and say something, do something. that was great until it wasn't written people hijacked it. we know for a fact russia hijacked facebook for the 2016 election and now we see white nationalists and others doing
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incendiary things with black lives matter and others. so that's wrong for the other point is are you telling me bill barr agrees with elizabeth warren because she thinks they are monopoly? i find that hard to believe. >> sandra: he says he wants to hold them accountable obviously is the word. i'm going to leave that there. david, go ahead. >> what bill barr is trying to do is say that you don't have both sides trying to claim the election was lost because of social media. the fact is hillary clinton disapproval rating was as high in january 2016 as it was in november of 2016. they wouldn't like her anymore at the end of the year than they did at the beginning of the ye year. >> sandra: that's a good segue because i am going to ask you about the 2020 election here because obviously, a lot of the talk is about the president's rally in tulsa over the weekend and lack of the number of people showing up to see the president
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for various reasons, obviously that has been explained by the campaign. about chris wallace talking to joe biden's campaign, pressing them on the where is joe biden. is he going to come out of the basement? listen. >> vice president biden does interviews, takes questions from the press regularly and in march, we have adjusted to this new normal like most people in america. we have been campaigning virtually but just because we campaign virtually does not mean we are not meeting actual voters across the country. >> sandra: there was a wide range of subjects to discuss about the double standard with biden supporters taking issue with the trump rally but they were in favor of the protests happening all over the country but to chris's point, when does joe biden emerge from the basement and eventually hit the campaign trail? >> it is working so far for him but that is not going to last. i do think there is a point here. joe biden is drawing a very
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sharp contrast between himself and donald trump and how he is handling covid-19 and he is practicing what he preaches. he didn't come out of his home until delaware lifted their stay at home order. he is doing what most americans are doing. practicing social distancing unlike donald trump who never wears a mask, and at that rally the other night, there was plenty of opportunity to social distance. hardly anyone had a mask and what you saw is his older supporters are afraid to go to these events, it doesn't mean they are not going to vote for him, they will, but they need vote by mail because this is going to go on and they're not going to go to the polls. >> sandra: i've got to get stephen in here. it would sound like you prefer him in the basement. go ahead. >> democrats are trying to project this image of stability and quietness with joe biden. the challenges if you are a
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democrat in a competitive race, ultimately a return of biden in a policy that favored job killing policies that went throughout the midwest, it's a return to a china policy that says we should be easy on china because my son does business there, it's a return to trying to cut social security. all these things joe biden was for and has campaigned on throughout his career. you are a competitive democrat, you have to be concerned that after a democratic primary, the best they can do was joe biden? >> just a friendly reminder here. donald trump asked china to help them with his reelection and geared his policies to that. joe biden has not done that or with russia or with saudi arabia or ukraine. >> donald trump didn't say that. what he said was it would be good for the voters for four constituents in the midwest and
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>> ed: fox news alert now, new york city police officer has been suspended after the video showed him using a banjo called, laura ingle is live in long island, new york, with more details. >> more than 30 minutes of body cam video was released by the nypd just hours after the incident yesterday which led to that video going viral. a new protest, and an officer being banished from his job without pay. take a look at some of this chaotic video, a scene that was caught on both police body cam and cell phone video showing several officers taking down a black man after he was with two other men taunting police.
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using an apparent choke hold, a move that was banned by the nypd in 1993. a bystander asked police why he was the only one getting arrested. >> what changed everything is when he grabbed something and squared up. and that's when everything changed. >> the new york city council passed a bill just last week that criminalize the use of choke hold by police. releasing a statement after a swift investigation by internal affairs bureau which reads in part while a full investigation is still underway. there is no question in my mind that this immediate action is necessary. we are committed to transparency as this process continues. all this just one week after new york's governor signed a state law that makes it a felony for the police to use choke hold that resulted in serious physical injury or death is part
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of police reforms after the killing of george floyd in minneapolis. the nypd's commission are scheduled to testify next hour at a hearing with the new york attorney general to discuss interactions between the nypd and the public. we will bring you the latest as we get it. >> ed: we will be watching. laura ingle, thank you. >> sandra: former vice president joe biden out raising president trump for the first time last month bringing in a nearly $81 million compared to 74 million by the rnc and the trump campaign but the president still has a significant overall money advantage with the presumptive democratic nominee. let's bring in our headliner with reactions, ronna mcdaniel. good morning, thank you for being here. we will ask you about the rally in tulsa over the weekend and just a moment but first, the money raised in may, a good sign for joe biden? >> no. i don't think so at all because he did 17 virtual fund-raisers
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and the president did not do a single fund-raiser in may so with joe biden spending all his time in the basement talking to donors on the president ramping up testing, making sure we have ppe and actually leading our nation has not focused on being a candidate. he just hit the fund-raising trail this past week and going to continue to see that ramp up. especially when you look at the cash on hand, they chose not to release. >> ed: on the tulsa rally that sandra just mentioned, i don't know if you want to talk about it or not but if the president were to call you today and say what happened in tulsa, what would you say? >> i think that enthusiasm he saw in line with the million sign-ups is very real. and we weed out the bots and the fake things, none of that was factored in. the enthusiasm we are seeing for the president coupled for that rally but also with the race online is very real and you have
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donald trump saying it is time to open up america. we can do that in a safe and healthy way and you have joe biden saying we need to lock this country down. i'm going to stay in my basement, not going to take questions from reporters which he hasn't done an 81 days so i feel very good about what we saw. of course people are concerned about coronavirus and the violence that people were reporting about where people who stay home but this is the big number, 11 million people have watched that rally online just on that channel, not even on tv so that enthusiasm exists still. >> sandra: are just looking at the numbers, the tickets scanned amounted to 6200, the campaign had touted there were a million ticket requests going into this. we knew the arenas capacitive is a 19,000, so what are you saying real reason why the turnout was much less than anticipated?
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>> i talked of the campaign this morning, and they said it was double that at least. i do think there was a little chaos in tulsa and they disperse the crowds early that people in the front row who were camping out were forced to leave early. you had it being on father's day weekend, people who were scared about violence and coronavirus but people showed up and having 11 million people watch our mind shows that enthusiasm exists. here's the thing, joe biden couldn't get a rally like that. we just saw his first event with empty chairs but circles around them in a school gym. so the enthusiasm exists for this president like we've never seen before. we are going to see that ramp up as we do more rallies going forward. >> ed: not focusing on what the president actually set at the podium and he was trying to define joe biden. interesting, axios i mentioned before rode up a focus group in erie, pennsylvania, where they were a bunch of people saying they're going to support biden and they write most who were for biden say they have not heard much from him and couldn't think
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of anything specific that he has said or done lately which seems to get your point about the basement. but what is your advice to the president about how he tries to define somebody who seems to be floating under the clouds and not getting out much, how do you define joe biden? >> joe biden is going to have to come out of the basement eventually. the president has a great record to ride on talking about the jobs he's created before the pandemic announcing those jobs come back under his leadership. what he's done to lead us through this crisis. joe biden can't hide in the basement forever and that is part of the media, the fact that he hasn't had a press conference in 81 days is indefensible. to be running for president and not be able to face media and president trump posed in front of the media every single day before he gets on marine one, the most successful president we have ever seen in the media and joe biden is trying to run this campaign, thought going to work forever and they are going to be two contrasting visions for this
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country and what we see every day is people telling president trump to bring this economy back because he is the one who has done it before, not joe biden who has nothing to show for it. >> sandra: we know the president thrives in that rally format. we know they were more rallies planned after this. this is the first big one post covid for the president. does what happened over the weekend and the turnout that we saw, does it change strategy at all? does he want to keep going out there with these rallies? >> i think the president absolutely want to go out and have rallies in the enthusiasm is still there. we will have to talk more with other people attending about health precautions that are taking place, making sure we are live streaming so more people can see it online but if this is something the president is touting as this country is open for business and i'm going to be out there talking to voters and campaigning in person with people and actually show that we
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are opening up this economy and joe biden is going to continue to hide in his basement. i can't think of any better visual of these two campaigns than joe biden hiding in his basement and the president out with the american people talking about the greatness of our country. >> ed: obviously a prominent female leader in your party, already gone on record saying he is going to pick a woman. what are your thoughts on what your party is going to be doing to define who is on that short-list, what is your anticipation? >> we are obviously looking at each of the candidates studies that he is touted that are being rumored, we are continuing to gather our information on those candidates. mike pence who has been out there leading the coronavirus task force, who has been such a phenomenal governor, it has been such a great president, it's going to be hard for them to find anybody who compares to the ticket of trump-pence. >> ed: all right. >> sandra: really appreciate your time this morning,
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thank you for coming on, come back soon. >> ed: in the meantime, fox news alert now, violence rocking several major u.s. cities during father's day weekend including seattle, chicago, minneapolis, and right here in new york city. how does this play into those calls to defund the police? joe borelli is on deck to weigh in. you try to stay ahead of the mess. but scrubbing still takes time. now there's new powerwash dish spray. it's the faster way to clean as you go. just spray, wipe and rinse. it cleans grease five times faster. new dawn powerwash. spray, wipe, rinse.
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>> ed: fox news alert, a blood he weekend several major u.s. city reporting an uptick in shooting is all amid ongoing calls to defund the police. let's bring in republican new york city councilman joe borelli. good morning. we run through this already in the program, all kinds of violence here in your city, 22 shootings this weekend alone. you have the bail reform were mayor de blasio basically various people getting back out on the streets quickly, the defund the police movement, is this a perfect storm right now? >> not just a perfect storm, a
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storm happens because of nature, because of divine intervention, a lot of the problems we are seeing now in new york and cities elsewhere are the results of some progressive far left policies including new york's bail reform and other policies, now on the horizon, there was a new storm and it is defund the police and i suspect that just like when we have more fires, we need more firefighters, when we need more potholes, we need more paving cruise. we are going to see when crime rises, we need more police officers. >> ed: you put out a tweet over the weekend that caught my eye, the scene in brooklyn. i want to play a little bit of what was happening. watch this. so there were 22 shootings i mentioned throughout the city. not all in brooklyn. this was the scene in brooklyn where it appeared that some folks were firing fireworks at one another, but i saw other video where you couldn't tell.
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is it gunfire, fireworks, what is really happening. just seems like chaos in some parts of the city right now. >> this is the result of the police not being proactive, not going after the type of quality-of-life complaints we normally expect them to. fireworks calls to 311 have actually gone up 80 times since last year at this time. the week leading up to fourth of july so the majority of people in new york city are home and they want the police to take some action, but we see with the progressive agenda that is driving american policing in large cities, it is almost become not worth it for police officers to intervene in a situation. every interaction a police officer gets into has the risk of becoming violent involving a gun, involving a taser, and i don't blame police officers were just making the decision that if there is no criminal penalties attached to something like fireworks, it is not with their job or pension or life to
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intervene. >> ed: we have covered that story closely and glad you make that point. on the other side of this, we did a story a short time ago about a police officer that based on video in queens, another part of new york city was using a choke hold now should be banned here. what are your thoughts on the police at a time when they were under heavy scrutiny, some still not doing the right thing. >> i said this was going to happen very quickly that i am actually shocked with how quickly it did happen, but the reality is, it is a lot now the new york state police officers cannot use this choke hold and in the city, it doesn't even matter whether the officers fighting for his life. i won't make a determination to put myself in that cop's shoes but police officers in the nypd should realize how quickly this officer was suspended without pay and how serious the department is taking it. >> ed: we have seen the video happening right before that to
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lead to all of that. the investigation will move forward and we will follow it. appreciate your insight this morning. >> sandra: time to start spreading the news, new york city reopening plan enters phase two. and what about the rest of the country? moneyman charles payne. >> very comfortable saying we will now start phase two on monday june 22nd. we have been in constant touch with the state, all in agreement that this is the right thing to do.
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>> sandra: at one point the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, today new york city entering phase two of the reopening plan that includes outdoor restaurant dining,
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in-store retail with curbside pickup, and reopening salons, barber shops, and offices in some cases under new guidelines. let's bring in charles payne, host of making money on the fox business network. great to see you this morning. so what does it mean for the economic recovery? we were talking about 150 to 300,000 additional workers returning to work. is this going to give us a much-needed boost? >> absolutely. this is absolutely phenomenal news. think about some of the news over the last week or so, the hot spots around country, think about apple on friday closing 11 stores in four states, we are not talking about 300,000 people in which a city in america. the jolt that this is going to have his notches new york city, the metro area, talking about $1.7 trillion economy, a percent of the country's gdp, you've got
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to get them in the mix, you can see them over the weekend people are eager to get out there and want to be part of this and we are seeing it happen so i am really thrilled. i think it's exciting. >> sandra: there is not a lot of activity as we start this phase two for new york but the markets have remained very optimistic. you can see it has been an up-and-down training session so far as we begin a new week, but we have another big jobs report that is going to be coming out next friday, you look at what happened last month, that stunning report as far as the number of jobs that were added to what would you anticipate as far as the speed of recovery? >> i think the speed is going to continue. the stock market is in a v-shaped recovery. we long to get everything we had necessarily in february but we can become a juggernaut again. the keys are going to be continue reopening's across the country from phase one to phase
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two dealing with individual hot spots but more than that, i still think that the economy still needs more stimulus particularly from the federal government and i am concerned about politics playing a big role here because even with that great jobs report last week, well over 20 million americans are still unemployed or underemployed. we still need a boost sitting on a ton of cash in terms of individual households and they need a reason to go out and start to spend. in >> sandra: he was "the wall street journal" making the case that jobs will continue to recover especially now that we see new york city entering phase two, job gains much greater in states that every open faster, some state economy is recovering much faster than others and the worst performing tend to be those that have been the most severe lockdowns. to your point about stimulus, larry kudlow this morning on another network making the case that new york reopening is huge for business and for the econo
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economy. >> new york is opening right now, a huge chunk of gdp, people are going to come in or not but they are going to be wearing face coverings if they need to, temperature testing if they need to, so i think we learned a lot. >> sandra: so exciting that we are opening but as we just heard last hour, it is exciting, but we have to do it safely. final thoughts. >> absolutely right. we do have to do this safely. really zeroing in on the uptake in cases and in addition to more testing. a lot of it is those younger folks who tend not to pass away from the coronavirus, not to spread the sort of panic out there that was being stoped last week. we are going to coexist, no doubt about it and the people as a country we are going to have that as we coexist with it.
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>> sandra: great if you to be here, we will see you again soon. >> ed: fox news alert among calls, chicago, minneapolis, murders in new york city right now up 79%. a live report straight ahead.
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>> ed: fox news alert, a blood he weekend all across the
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country, deadly violence rocking several major cities among the nation might push to defund the police. welcome back to "america's newsroom." i met henry. >> sandra: good morning to you, i am sandra smith creative shooting is skyrocketing in new york city, bullets flying in the protests known as police in minneapolis now search for suspects in a mass shooting there but chicago, the scene of the worst of the violence with our fox affiliate reporting at least 100 shot there and 14 dead over the weekend, and a toddler among the victims of the exploding gun violence. >> none of us could go forward with a simple father's day vendor without coming to this corner, to this block for this baby lost his life. this neighborhood will not rest until this baby's killer is apprehended and brought to justice. we cannot march about what happened in minneapolis were in atlanta without also being concerned about justice in the
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case of james. >> sandra: a community responding to a horrible situation, matt finn is live on the ground for us this morning. >> indicating this past weekend was the deadliest so far here in chicago and the city's top cop is now pleading for any anonymous information of leading to the arrest of the shooters that included the death of a 3-year-old boy here over the weekend. was shot and killed when the suspects fired at his father's car, went through the truck and killed that little boy, just a baby. chicago police officers saying hit in the neck while watching tv and that they were also hit in that incident. anti-crime activist say there should be just as much out rai e as there was over george boyd's
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death. >> when you think about this 3-year-old, it might've been your child. when you think about this 3-year-old whose life was taken unjustly in a moment as we march from police brutality. remember, black on black crime is the number one killer of black men and women. we never talk about that as black people. >> in seattle, investigating the shooting death of a man who was killed inside the chop protest zone over the weekend and another shooting yesterday on father's day. and in charlotte, two people are dead and 12 others are injured after a neighborhood party yesterday on father's day. a city council member there says the shooting does not have to do with a lack of affordable housing or job opportunities, but rather people are being "stupid." >> we need to identify who did the shooting, they need to be brought to justice as soon as possible, and they need to be
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prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. >> in minneapolis were city council voted unanimously to move forward with abolishing police after the death of george floyd the horrifying video that fox news has obtained, at least 11 people were shot, two people dead after weekend violence they were in minneapolis and here in chicago, relatively new police superintendent david brown from texas is now insisting that violent offenders have to stay in prison longer and that a home monitoring system has to be completely overhauled because people are not being monitored while they are there. sandra, ed. >> sandra: a lot of continue to reaction in chicago, matt finn, thank you. >> ed: the rising violence as they are calling not only for nationwide police reform but also that push to defund the police so how will that be affected and what about the alternative that joe biden is proposing into so-called community policing. joining is now, associate editor
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of "the wall street journal" and a fox news contributor, good morning. he wake up this morning, chicago alone this weekend, 100 shot, 100 people, 14 dead including kids who were shot, a couple dead there, and you have multiple activists as you just saw in matt finn's report saying why are people not focusing on this as much as they were rightly settled with coach llo lloyd? >> people do focus on the violence in cities that we see this periodic uptick in violent crime and it is terrifying and horrific and tragic. does not suggest that there is a crime wave across the united states but it does say that we have a crime problem, a violence problem, and that gets back to a whole lot of very deep-seated issues from gun control to income inequality, to housing problems to other issues
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that we have been trying to address for decades now. defunding the police -- >> ed: i just wanted to jump in, playing out in the context to your point they are which are important on policy grounds but in a political context where the president has rallied over the weekend saying this is because of leftist policies and is a much different approach talking about community policing. so as part of this, what are your thoughts on how we actually fix it? >> the politics of it are rife right now just as you say, and the president is kind of using a bit of fearmongering to talk about his stand on law and order being the only route. and what biden is saying is he is not in favor of defunding the police. in what some people see as the term defunding, defunding really means police reform, it means thinking about other ways of using the money, some of the money that goes to the police
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for other social services that would address some of these problems so the police didn't have to step in to a drug overdose case for homelessness case and that other social services could be brought to bear. i think it is unfortunate, it really means police reform, and biden has said i am not in favor of police defunding or taking away budgets, no moderate democrat, it is going to remain a political issue because the protests have put forward the need to bring additional oversight to police communities and you see that already happening in a number of cities like camden, new jersey, and other places where you were seeing the complaints against the police drop over these reforms which frankly requires more funding, not less, and i think that's what you see biden talking about, actually pumping money into provide more surveillance and provide more oversight and provide a little more.
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>> ed: let's get specific, these are stats from the city's own web site, shootings in 2020 of 64%, murders 79%, auto theft 68%, all kinds of factors of economic problems for the pandemic, they are all kinds of factors, wants to scare people on law and order. is it fearmongering or is it f fax? >> sometimes it is fearmongering. not always. i think the public wants the police, and the public needs the police. i don't think that you would find too many americans other than on the way fringes of politics saying otherwise. the statistics go up and they go down. overall in new york over the last ten or 20 years, you know this, violence has dropped precipitously, murders have dropped a lot.
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in may, overall crime was down so that does not mean we shouldn't -- that we should ignore problems when they reemerge and when you do have crime problems, you have to get to the core of that. the numbers that you are citing, a lot of that was sort of preprotest, prediscussion of defunding. is not going to diminish the calls i think that you are seeing now on how the police address minorities in our cities. is going to lead to some kind of reform and probably is going to involve more funding of the police, not less. >> ed: clearly become one of the great issues of our time and you see the house and senate likely to vote on these measures you are talking about. appreciate your insights this morning, thank you. >> sandra: fox news alert on the new book by john bolton set for official release tomorrow. the former national security advisor blasting president trump warning the white house poses "a danger for the republic.
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>> i think one of the most important things i learned in watching donald trump up close is that he doesn't have any philosophy. he doesn't proceed on that basis or on the basis of a grand strategy or policy. is all about donald trump. donald trump wins reelection which is entirely possible, there is no more guard rail based on what the republican party may think about it. >> sandra: okay, kristin fisher is live at the white house with the latest from there, good morning. >> john bolton now says he will not be voting for his former boss in november, also said that he hopes president trump will not win a second term. >> i don't think he is fit for office. i don't think he has the confidence to carry out the job. there really isn't any guiding principle that i was able to discern other then what is good for donald trump's reelection. >> president trump fired back on twitter this morning by saying
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"i gave john bolton who was incapable of being a senate confirmed because he was considered a wacko and was not like the chance. i was like hearing different points of view. he turned out to be grossly incompetent and a liar. classified information. on saturday, a federal judge declined to block the release of the book but said likely just dumb not jeopardize national security and exposed himself to criminal prosecution. bolton continues to say that he believes he did nothing wrong. >> i am confident that there is no national security information, no classified information in the book. i didn't intend to write anything that revealed classified information. >> so bolton is accusing the administration of simply trying to suppress stories that are damaging to the president of the former white house chief of staff mick mulvaney was on fox earlier this morning and said there was a way for bolin to raise his concerns him up at that writing about them in a book was not one of them. >> if you don't like the way the
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president acts, either you quit for you run against him, but as a member of the inner circle of his team, if you don't like his style, you don't run and write a book about it and try to make a million dollars. was really outrageous to see john minimize his relationship with the president like that. >> this back-and-forth continues, but his book will be released tomorrow and it is already a best seller. >> sandra: okay, kristin fisher at the white house for us, thank you. >> ed: new york city meanwhile entering a phase two allowing outdoor dining, thousands of offices now welcoming employees back. at the big apple is prepping for a return to normalcy post pandemic. plus, attorney general william barr defending the decision to fire a federal prosecutor who was investigating some of the president's associates. the judge, andrew napolitano weighs in on that next.
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i don't get involved. i just don't get involved, but the president has to sign a document or i guess give the okay, and he wants to run his operation and that's okay with me. >> did he say why he wanted to fire him? >> we spend very little time talking about it. >> sandra: president trump they are distancing himself from the firing of jeffrey berman, the attorney for the southern district of new york who was leading a series of investigations into trump associates. judge andrew napolitano joining us now, fox news senior judicial analyst and host of fox nation's liberty file. thank you for being here. so first question is does he have the authority to remove him before we even discuss what exactly happened here in the contradiction, could he do that? >> good morning. is always nice to be with you. the attorney general does not have the power to fire a u.s.
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attorney. the president generally does. i say generally because the president can fire someone, a u.s. attorney that has been nominated by himself or one of his predecessors and confirmed by the senate. however, mr. berman was not nominated by president trump or any of his predecessors. he was appointed for 120 days by attorney general jeff sessions and at the end of that 120 days was appointed by a vote of the federal district court judges in new york city. so the question is, can the president fire someone who has become the u.s. attorney by a judicial appointment, and the answer is yes and no. in one statute says yes and another statute says no. a lot of us wish that jeff berman, a very highly respected a political person in law enforcement community had pressed this so that the courts would give us a definite answer. whatever the answer is, jeff berman himself was persuaded
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that the president by some means could force him out and so late on saturday night after resisting the attorney general's efforts to get him to leave voluntarily, he did leave voluntarily. so he is gone, and his successor who was his deputy attorney. >> sandra: as we know now, critics of the trump administration, many democrats are recusing the president and bill barr of trying to shut down berman. here is the democrat from new york making the point over the weekend on one of the sunday shows, he hopes that we hear from jeffrey berman himself. >> my hope is at some point, the judiciary committee will hear from the former u.s. attorney from the flood of southern district of new york because i think he has a lot to say about a continuing pattern of chaos, crisis, and corruption that we have seen from the trump administration from the very beginning until this very day.
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to max about what we learn if we do eventually hear from him? >> the attorney general didn't give a reason for firing him. the president told our colleague john roberts he had nothing to do with it even though the attorney general's letter said to jeff berman the president has fired you. i don't know what he will tell the house judiciary committee. the jeff berman that i know will probably respect the confidentiality of the investigations that the office is managing as we speak. there has been great speculation that the reason was because the president didn't want his former attorney who once had the job from which jeff berman resigned two days ago to be in the crosshairs of the department of justice. well, now is the acting u.s. attorney, is a serious career
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doj lawyer with great respect all around and will probably continue with those same investigations that jeff berman who until this past weekend had been heading. >> sandra: we could learn more this week as there is a hearing on wednesday, jerry nadler says we've got a hearing on the topic, we welcome his testimony and invite him to testify, so we will see. judge andrew napolitano, always good to talk to you, thank you. >> pleasure, thank you. >> ed: meantime, the city that never sleeps is finally starting to live up to its name again, new york city kicking up face to live reopening today, some 300,000 people returning to work. live in i manhattan with more. >> good morning. today is a big day for a lot of salons, barbershops reopening today like timothy johns right behind me in midtown manhattan, they opened up and just a couple of minutes here and a couple of things have changed for them, so
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customers will actually have to get their temperatures checked before they go inside, they won't be as many customers inside, salon customers will have to wear a mask and so will the stylists wearing masks and a face guard, and you can even get your hair processed outside. i don't know if you can see those chairs if you don't feel comfortable sitting inside for an extended period of time. the owner and staff are so excited and thrilled because it has been a very hard couple of weeks, listen. >> we were on record to hit our best year we've ever had ever in 20 years. so when it all fell apart in three days, it was not only financial, but an emotional loss, a lot of people have moved out of the city. has been crazy. >> he was a look at what else opens up today, restaurants having outdoor dining, in-store retail will be allowed with capacity restrictions but some stores are choosing to remain closed, this also excludes
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malls, so far the city has not seen a resurgence in covid-19 cases and it update today on contact tracing from the city of the patients they've interviewed so far, 74% have shared their contacts and the subway is going to be a big part of today's story as well. the subway trains are still being cleaned every single day. >> ed: thank you. sandra? >> sandra: sucker punch a 73-year-old woman. police saying this man hit the woman in the face and then ran off. happened in the bronx. police say this is a third random attack on a senior citizen and just the last two weeks. >> ed: meantime, a journalist chronicled what he called five terrifying days spent in a neighborhood in seattle taken over by protesters. what is really going on in the so-called chop coming up.
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>> sandra: there is a new word now that a suspect was on a government watch list. a british media reporting 25-year-old refugee was flagged by british intelligence after they learned he wanted to travel to syria. a report saying that he was not considered a substantial risk at that time. police say he flashed three people to death at a public
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park. a police saying they are treating the attack is terrori terrorism. >> sandra: meantime, another shooting after deadly gunfire the night before. got a firsthand look at the so-called area writing a new york post headline, "my terrifying five day stay inside seattle's cop free jazz. he joins us live now. good morning. let's get right to it. what did you see in those five terrifying days as you describe? >> i saw an experiment in anarchy and chaos in the absence of any authority among those who naturally rose to the top for those who are able to do it through brute force so as has been reported, there were marauding militias essentially and gangs of people who are armed with semiautomatic rifles
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going around patrolling in a way that is very intimidating and monitoring those that came in and out through their sophisticated communication systems which involve walkie-talkies, and i think what was most disturbing to me and hasn't been discussed much is some of the literature that they gave out which included instructions on how to encrypt your communications so that security apparatus can't monitor you and instructions on how to make bombs and how to kill law enforcement to using homemade weapons. >> ed: have you been able to verify that, to be clear, that this was their actual literature, you saw it firsthand and they are saying kill law enforcement officers? >> it is written everywhere in the graffiti, and they have tables handing out all of this literature, this is just some of it that i was physically handed when i was there undercover. >> ed: reported on the
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shootings over the weekend, he reported as well in a sexual assault. do i have that right? >> there was an arrest of a man who was accused of luring a deaf woman in a tent, many tents there where who knows what happens inside, and he has been arrested and charged with that sexual assault of that woman. >> ed: you say arrest, so the police to eventually get into, it just seems from the outside, you were on the inside, the police are not allowed in so then how did that person get arrested? >> he was arrested after he left the zone physically, so police are instructed to actually stay away and that actually connects to some of the deadly shootings that we have this weekend, two shootings back-to-back on saturday as well as sunday, and with the incident on early saturday morning that was deadly
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when police walked up to the border of it in the minutes after there was the shooting, you could see in some of the body cam footage that the crowd reacted violently and tried to physically block them from going any further. >> ed: so we have seen that some local businesses are hiring private security because they need somebody to try to protect them and their businesses, some residents speaking out, one told the news you need to take responsibility talking directly to the local leaders, step into, enforce our city laws. we feel like we are being held hostage in our own neighborhood because city officials are not doing anything about the situation. how could a democratic governor get away with it from the beginning of this, jay inslee saying i don't know much about this in a democratic mayor as you know saying maybe it will be the summer of love. >> cities in the pacific northwest like seattle and portland have experienced essentially a coup in the local
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governments where it is now uniform far left belief that we are people and city council are either not just sympathetic and supportive these antigovernment causes essentially, so you saw the mayor of seattle coming out many times to do propaganda for this so-called autonomous zone by calling it a block party i could just become a summer of love. is deadly now, so i hope people are waking up and realizing that this is not just -- this is an area where businesses and people live there, tens of thousands of them. >> ed: some of the media downplayed it, going to be a block party, he went inside and did the reporting and it sounds a lot different. we appreciate you coming on, thank you. >> my pleasure. >> sandra: thank you. president trump responding to a new report by axioms that he
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would be considering meeting with disputed venezuelan president nicolas maduro because he thinks the u.s. backed opposition leader is weak. the president responding just a short time ago saying "i would only meet with him to discuss one thing, a peaceful exit from power. joining us now is general jack keane, chairman of the institute for the study of war and a fox news senior strategic analyst, i could ask first if that group surprises you but would it be a good idea for this president to meet with him? >> let's take the first one, no, it doesn't surprise me. the president has always been willing to meet with his adversaries no matter how authoritarian they are running no matter how impressive they are. i think personal diplomacy has been an important part of his presidency and that is not going to change. in terms of whether we should have the meeting were not, we have to think about a couple of things. one is he is there as a fraud. he took power as a result of a
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fraudulent election. in the result of being the president of the general general assembly, declared himself the president and 60 plus nations to include the united states have recognized him as the president of venezuela. in so with the meeting give him a lot of legitimacy? i think it would. but the president's goal is a good one. in other words, only going to meet with him if we are willing to talk about him leaving peacefully so i think the first step is not to say yes, i want to have a meeting but to let the state department work at the staff level first with his team and let's see what kind of cards he is going to be putting on the table. we don't want to walk down the path that we did with the north koreans where they gave us the overture, and i think meeting with the north korean leader was the right thing to do, but clearly, they haven't come through and we are stalemated so i think that is the first reasonable step. let's find out what his real intentions are here.
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>> sandra: and we have an opportunity to look back in some cases via john bolton, when he says his own account of the president inside the white house and his new book as you know grabbing a lot of headlines, the president's former national security advisor, this is an excerpt. by spring emma was calling him the beto o'rourke of venezuela, hardly the sort of complement and ally of the united states should expect. we know vice president mike pence and pompeo invested a huge amount of energy in him, so when you have the president expressing what one could easily cause second thoughts for indicating that he doesn't have a lot of confidence, what does this tell you about this future of the trump administration's policy on venezuela? >> i think anybody looking at venezuela and the administration leaders who had to deal with this issue and the state department treasury and national security advisor john bolton who you mentioned in
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the president would likely be frustrated. frustrated by what? one, i think we underestimated his strength and obviously, he has been propped up by the cubans on the russians, the russians are very decisive and sending in a private security firm to provide personal protection, sent one of his top advisors in to advise nicolas maduro. the cubans had thousands that were putting down legitimate civilian protests, and also i believe our intelligence people would tell us, but i don't know, haven't spoken to him but i'll bet anything that he has concluded that when he was talking to the administration leaders, he was exaggerating his ability to overthrow the regime by a popular support of the people and that the military who is the key here would support him. they were turned away from him, that did not happen. as a matter of fact, only a few military soldiers supported him and none of the principal
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leaders supported him so looking back on it, we didn't have good intelligence clearly on the staying power and also on his strengths to be able to overthrow this regime. so i think frustration is there, and it is being manifested that ambassador bolton is making in his book. the administration officials are frustrated by it as well i would imagine. >> sandra: it is a brand-new interview in brand-new reaction from the president himself in the interview so we will see what he does in the coming days and weeks on venezuela. general jack keane with them always good to talk to you, thank you so much. >> a talking to you. >> ed: meantime, monuments to confederate generals coming down, now targeting other figures from american history, american presidents now, those details next. plus attorney general attorney general william barr hinting he could soon learn more about john durham's investigation in the handling of
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>> ed: confederate monuments are toppling down across the nation. the latest not a figure in the civil war but a former american president. the teddy roosevelt statue outside of new york city's museum of natural history is going to be taken down after an agreement was reached between the museum in the new york city. the statue has been criticized for glorifying colonialism. roosevelt also endorsed sterilizing the poor and mentally disabled and so that statue should come down. >> sandra: more changes, the ice cream dessert eskimo pie is now joining a growing list of brands changing its nearly centuries-old name in the wake of protests calling for racial justice. the owner saying in a statement "we are committed to being a part of the solution on racial
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equality and recognizing the term is derogatory. this is part of a larger review to make sure our brands reflect our people's values. >> i believe that we don't get the results of the john durham investigation before the election and donald trump loses, we won't hear another word about this. >> he is pressing ahead as hard as he can and i expect that we will have some developments hopefully before the end of the summer. >> ed: dropping hits that new development could be coming this summer in the probe into the origins of the russian investigation peered the spring and next guest, jason chaffetz, former u.s. congressman anna fox news contributor. good morning. i want to get to the substance of the investigation but don't want to forget what maria bartiromo is pressing there. joe biden were to win, we will never really find out what happened because if you remember, part of the reason there seemed to be a cover-up
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after donald trump's victory in 2016 as they were a whole bunch of people we never thought he was going to win and they thought this information would never see the light of day. >> it is scary to think that if hillary clinton won, you would have the same nefarious characters, these people would be running the executive branch, the department of justice, and the intelligence operations and we never would've heard a peep about this. and so that part does scare me. i think what would be surprising at this point is if they were not indictments and charges. remember, you already have over 1,000 pages of documentation from the inspector general, you have criminal referrals that have already been made by some of these very credible and very much a third party and very objective, but i've got to tell you, i think it goes above and beyond the department of justice, i think that's what they are doing, and i think they owe it to the american people to
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get that out there sooner rather than later. >> ed: so you said a moment ago, you expect, you think that there are going to be indictments. we have heard this before. a lot of people wondering if there is going to be accountability. do you think this is really going to happen? >> i would take the list and start with the inspector general because i think he has made if i recall more than a dozen criminal referrals out there already, but i also think they were people within some of the intelligence services from the cia and the dia that i think will also be out there based on what has been foreshadowed by the attorney general himself, so again, i think it would be surprising if these things didn't come about, and i would also highlight i've got to tell you, director wray at the fbi has stayed absolutely silent. that is wrong, they are going to reform that agency, they have to fix these problems, and they haven't done that yet.
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and >> ed: maria bartiromo pressing the attorney general on whether there was . watch. >> speaking of that story that this is the closest the united states ever came to a coup to take down a president since the assassination of lincoln. is that an appropriate statement? >> in that sense, i think it is because we have come to an organized effort to push a president out of office. >> ed: and attorney general who chooses his words carefully. i remember that testimony where spying on the 2016 campaign is at undergrowth, yes, i believe there was and now we are seeing evidence that maybe he was rig right. >> i do think there was spying in an organized effort. a portion of these people that had so much power that had such audacity to go do what they did, they treated donald trump from
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the beginning when he was a candidate totally and fundamentally different than anybody else and i think the smoking gun on that is the fact that they never gave donald trump a defensive briefing. there is somebody who they thought was suspicious with ties to the kremlin or anywhere else, they owed it to donald trump personally to tell them about that. we give him all kinds of security, we give him secret service protection, but they never did that. and that goes to attend. >> ed: that they actually want to snuff out the attempts or try to catch the trump campaign in something. jason chaffetz will be following up to see if there is accountability. appreciate you coming on. >> sandra: the los angeles county sheriff calling for more transparency in the wake of a deadly police involved shooting and made calls for defunding the police, sheriff alec will be in a way by telling us deputies need more resources, not less.
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>> ed: breaking news, the department of justice now says they are going to investigate that news that was found in the garage of the african-american nascar driver bubba wallace. was found in his garage at talladega. the fbi is now involved, nascar said they were going to investigate this incident. you can see right there the t-shirt, he has been very outspoken about supporting the movement of black lives matter and then found this news in his garage and to have a deck appeared in nascar was on already and now learning this hour that the justice department justice department will officially investigate it as? >> sandra: thank you. despite calls to defund the police across the country, los angeles county sheriff's say they need more money to help
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fight crime in their city. deputies they will begin wearing body cameras after a year's worth long battle over funding. all of this comes a man growing outrage over the police shooting death of 18-year-old, officers say he was armed with a handgun when he was shot last week. the sheriff says the incident only underscores the need for body cameras. sheriff alex milla joins us now. tell us more about that and why you say we can't defund the police. in fact, you need more money to keep the residents of your city safe. why? >> the l.a. county is the largest county in the nation. we are the most understaffed law enforcement agency in the entire nation, nypd has four offices per 1,000 residents. you can see the huge disparity here. a huge county with a lot of challenges in the last thing in the world the community needs is
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to have less deputies on the streets and many times a difference between life and death and the first time seeing when there are rescues, things of that nature, it is just irresponsible to think of defunding the police and there was no alternative for that and if you ask people what about crime, they never really have a good answer about that. they talk about this utopian society that doesn't exist. and when we get to that point, i will be the first, but we are not there. >> sandra: asking for that saying there are so many different things to so many different people but when you hear that national conversation that debates the protest holding up the science to defund the police, what do you think? >> i think it's a very vocal and very organized group of people doing a very good job exercising their first amendment rights but a note of caution, as the average person who was not involved in the criminal justice system, not as suspects formerly incarcerated, currently
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incarcerated, ask that crowd, the people who do the job day-to-day, they want to make sure they have a safety net and know they can get from home to work and back without being hassled, without being burglarized while they are at work, for example. those people depend on law enforcement and we want to make sure that they can live their life safely. and those who are victims of crime. look at all the victims of cri crime. those people are not demanding defunding law enforcement prayer they want to hold accountable who killed their loved one. so it's a very lopsided conversation at this point, but we need to push back and have everybody slow down. >> sandra: so many different voices and so many different perspectives. we've got this video, amazing video of a sheriff deputy saving the life of the baby, a woman was outcome of the mother was protesting, the baby apparently choked on a coin. you can see the sheriff's deputy rushing to the scene where the baby was choking and he was able to save that baby's life.
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we are going to end on that note, sheriff. >> that shows you deputies are out there making sure the protests were civil and no one getting hurt and they are still humans, they wanted safe. >> sandra: thank you. we will have to take a break there. we will be right back. but did you know that your va benefit lets you easily refinance to a lower rate? one call to newday can save you $2000 a year. with newday's va streamline refi there's no income verification, no home appraisal, and no out of pocket costs. it's the quickest and easiest refi they've ever offered. call newday now. ]theand we want to thank times, the extraordinary people in the healthcare community, working to care for all of us. at novartis, we promise to do our part. as always, we're doing everything we can
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>> ed: the president will be in arizona, he's going to be along the u.s.-mexico border
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celebrating the 200th-mile of border wall being built. we'll be all over it with a bunch of other stuff. sandra? >> sandra: and dr. fauci testify before congress. a busy week, great start to it. >> ed: hitting the ground running. good to see you. >> sandra: "outnumbered" starts now. >> melissa: fox news alert, violence surging in major cities like chicago, minneapolis, and new york over the weekend amid the growing push to defund the police, and in seattle's c.h.o.p. protest zone, 119-year-old man shot and killed and another person injured. police body cam video showing a crowd attempting to block officers from responding to the scene inside the cop-free zone. protesters jeering at police, telling them the victim they were trying to reach was already gone. officials have no details on potential suspects at


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