America's Newsroom  10AM  7/29/19  | Fox Breaking News ToDay July 29, 2019

America's Newsroom 10AM 7/29/19 | Fox Breaking News ToDay July 29, 2019



Monday morning I'm saying Monday to you have been a great weekend right I'm bill hamberg good morning he will be joined by more than two hundred survivors first responders and victim's family members of the attacks of 2001 the bill will reauthorize medical funding through the year 2000 and 92 for those sick and due to exposure to dust and smoke at Ground Zero to the Rose Garden on a beautiful day at the White House in Washington let's begin this hour with John Roberts John good morning bill good morning to you we expect the president out here very shortly we hear that the event is running on time scheduled for 10:00 o'clock these things typically go about five to ten minutes sometimes a little bit longer late but a really heartfelt day here in the Rose Garden for this reauthorization of the nine elective 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund which is now known as they never forget the heroes fund also named for three first responders who have died from illnesses that they contracted from working on the pile of so long ago initially James Zadroga who was an NYPD detective as well Raymond Pfeiffer who was a New York City firefighter who died in May of 2017 and and most recently Luis Alvarez who gave such compelling testimony before Congress in the last couple of months he died from cancer during the month of June what's also really interesting about this bill this is a long history to get to where we are today this this bill needed reauthorization every few years or so it was initially enacted in the months after 9/11 but would need congressional reauthorization and then they started to pare money from it there were caps that were put in place John Stewart the former daily show hosting committee was so outraged by it that he came down with Luis Alvarez and many other first responders and literally lamb basted members of Congress saying that was unconscionable that they would not fund this Victims Compensation Fund so Congress through an act by the house and then the Senate passed by overwhelming majorities authorized payments to these victims of 9/11 the first responders through as you mentioned 2092 just to give you an idea of how much money is involved here ten point three billion dollars authorized over the next ten years and we've got now with so many thousands of people who were working on the pile in the weeks after in the months after 9/11 some twenty two thousand five hundred people are involved here so the this money is going to go a long way to helping those who are suffering so horribly from the maladies everything from lung diseases to cancer will be compensation for the families as well but you know nothing ever replaces a loved one so for for many of these people is it's going to be bittersweet but and James field who was also involved with John Stewart he is a demolition expert who worked on the pile for a long long time keep down here with Jon Stewart and it was as was part of that that group that was pressuring Congress into passing money to fully fund the Victims Compensation Fund he says that even now even though they've got the money there's a real bittersweet taste in his mouth because this should have been handled a long time ago and these people cannot figure out why Congress ever let this whole thing lapse bill so so while there is thankfulness here today that that this is getting funded and that people who are suffering so horribly and their families will be compensated the fact that it took what it took to get to where we are today still has left them somewhat unsatisfied bill John thank you we're watching it from here John Roberts from the Rose Garden back to you shortly thank you John making a big change to his national security team Director of National Intelligence dan coats submitting his resignation that's effective August 15th president Trump nominating Texas Congressman John Ratcliffe to replace him let's bring in the America's newsroom a team Maryanne Marsh a former senior adviser to John Kerry Lauren classy a former deputy assistant secretary for public affairs at Homeland Security and Bill McKern a calmness for The Wall Street Journal former chief speechwriter for President George W Bush and Fox News contributor bill I'll start with you first and good morning to everyone bill what does this changeup mean for the trumpet mitt well he's had his difficulties with the intelligence community I mean John Radcliffe is a perfectly capable man former US Attorney so you know I don't anticipate big changes especially given the job of what the DNI does you know it's more administrative more yeah you know I think John Radcliffe is he's he comes from a conservative district and so if he's receiving a lot of criticism right now that he may be too proton poor anti Intel and those types of things but speaking to some of his colleagues on the hill this morning I mean everyone has amazing things to say about John and the work that he's done and especially the role that he's taken on the Homeland Security Committee and also his previous role as a US Attorney who worked on counterterrorism cases so this isn't a space that he's unfamiliar with and you know like bill said it is an administrative role that's mostly collecting and consolidating intelligence reports from the different agencies and so he'll be able to lend a prosecutor's eye I think to the efficiencies that they're needed to improve that department so much of this cannot escape politics time and time again Elizabeth Warren says about Radcliffe from day one Trump has made us disdain for the intelligence community clear our Director of National Intelligence should be about partisan politics speak truth to power and resist Trump's abuses of authority John Radcliffe doesn't fit that bill Radcliffe said this late last night I'm deeply grateful the president for the opportunity to lead our nation's intelligence community and work on behalf of all the public servants who are tirelessly devoted to defending the security and safety of the United States one last comment on this Marianne John Radcliffe has been on the leading edge of looking at the origins of the investigation of a Trump campaign from the very beginning he fits this job for the president clearly it's more about protecting Trump than America and here's why that's investigating how it all began well here's the connection right John Radcliffe has been all over the investigate the investigators who's doing that right now bill Barr so Donald Trump has consolidated his control over the intelligence committees at a time when he's given bill bark unprecedented access and control over all the intelligence information which we've never seen by an attorney general before now he adds Ratcliffe so this is Trump locking down the intelligence community for his purposes not national security purposes right just when our lurches we're watching this in the left hand the bottom right of your screen there the rose-garden we're told the vice president has just walked out we're waiting on the president to sign this 9/11 Compensation Fund bill meanwhile bill respond to Marianne and take that one on because John Radcliffe last week as we saw he was given an OP and that molar hearing and he took it to show his legal chops in defending the president and I think he made a good point look it's not clear what are you protecting the president from in terms of intelligence the committee found that there was no collusion and so forth so what what if you're going at the intent what are you protecting them from there's no threat to president what the threat is now is Marian brightly put it it's the investigators and whether they corrupted the process there are a lot of questions about it and the answers may look very different when we get the IG report probably in the autumn and the IG report is going to be written by an Obama appointee mr. Horowitz so it's not going to be someone protecting the president let's move on to the news of the day from Fox News Sunday here's Mick Mulvaney talking about the impeachment charge led on behalf of House Democrats that number went up over the weekend by the way here's Mulvaney Nadler actually told people he has begun an impeachment inquiry he is falling over himself to become more and more progressive in order to try and keep his job and not lose to the next aoc know though this is not over in their minds which was just bizarre given what happened this week Muller answered the single one outstanding question he said what they asked him would you have indicted the president if he were not the president and and Muller said absolutely not he would not do that so to Mary Ann you're at 107 so you're 11 short of a simple majority among House Democrats the point he's making is that people like Jerry Nadler are facing a primary battle in deep blue districts around New York City and now there's responding to that pressure on B I think her name is Laura Boylan she's from the Upper West Side here in Manhattan how much of that is influencing Nadler x' pursuit I don't think it's influencing his personal pursuit as the chairman of this committee this is about getting the evidence and information that this committee and others still don't know he's very personal he says and this is about developing evidence here's Jerry Nadler himself on that my personal view is that he richly deserves impeachment he has done many impeachable offenses he's violated the law six ways from Sunday but that's not the question the question is can we develop enough evidence to put before the American people so obviously a couple things stood out there my personal view and can we develop enough evidence versus as chairman and verses Pelosi so what is he looking for two things he's looking for the grand jury testimony that Muller has that they have not seen hold on one more thing they're looking for unsealed indictments the only way you get them is a bill Barr releases them or you start this process and if that evidence comes out we're off to the races gonna stop this is such a dead horse I mean or you just keep beating it and beating it I mean it's done the American people besides very far left people are done seeing this they've made up their decisions and I think that's why you have Pelosi constantly saying like we need to take this carefully we need to focus the house investigations on other aspects of Trump's business finances under other things because she knows that they won the House Majority on the backs of moderates swing districts Trump's districts that maybe Trump won and then there was a flip because of independent voters and increase independent voters and some of those districts so she's looking at that in maintaining the majority not necessarily appeasing the far left of her party and it's also giving Trump and the Republicans much more ammunition against painting the party as out of touch with everyone cause you're right they're only because it's seeing the president have their podium rose-garden we go now well thank you very much everybody please sit down very important day and we're gathered this morning at the White House to honor our solemn duty to America's best bravest and finest who I know so well in a few moments I will sign a bar bipartisan bill to fully reauthorize the nine elective 11 Victims Compensation Fund so the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund is something you've all worked on very hard and the day has come today we come together as one nation to support our September 11th heroes to care for their families and to renew our eternal vow never ever for get before I go further this morning we express our deepest sadness and sorrow for the families who lost a precious loved one in the horrific shooting last night in Gilroy California while families were spending time together at a local festival a wicked murderer opened fire and killed three innocent citizens including a young child we grieve for their families that we ask that God will comfort them with his overflowing mercy and grace we're praying for those who are recovering right now in the hospital some very very serious injuries we thank the brave members of law enforcement they never let us down who swiftly killed the shooter we reaffirm our national will to answer violence with the courage determination or resolve of one American family we will continue to work together as communities and as citizens to stop evil prevent violence and protect the safety of all Americans we're joined for today's ceremony by our wonderful vice president Mike Pence thank you Mike very much thank you along with many distinguished guests I want to begin by recognizing a leader many of you know very well on September 11th he declared the city of New York and the United States of America is much stronger than any group of barbaric terrorists our strength and our willingness to defend ourselves will ultimately prevail and he was right a great mayor of the city of New York our greatest mayor in my opinion now what do I know Rudy Giuliani stand up really great job Rudy great job Rudy's got a lot of guts thanks also to Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen for being here thank you Jeff thank you very much along with senator Deb Fischer and representatives Michael Burgess Chris Collins Brian Fitzpatrick Peter King John Joyce mark Meadows and Dan Musick please stand up fellas please thank you thank you Peter in the wake of the September 11th attacks courageous Americans raced into smoke fire and debris in lower Manhattan the Pentagon and a field in Shanksville Pennsylvania the whole world witnessed the might and resilience of our nation in the extraordinary men and women of the New York Fire Department and the New York Police Department selfless Patriots of unmatched character and devotion I grew up with them so I can tell you that's absolutely true it's always nice to really know your subject I know that subject these are great people we also commemorate the heroes of the Port Authority police and I want to thank you all for being here tremendous people the first responders from across the country rushed to New York and worked endless days and sleepless nights they fought to rescue every person trapped in the rubble and then searched for months to find the remains of the Fallen the love and loyalty of our 911 responders knew no bounds today we are deeply honored to be in the presence of more than 60 of these exceptional heroes they answered terror with the emotional strength of true American warriors what every 911 responder please stand up please all you first responders Wow okay thank you thank you for this great looking group of people you are great looking group of people thank you very much you inspire all of humanity and you know that we're all so greatly moved to have with us families of our fallen heroes our nation owes each of you a profound debt that no words or deeds will ever repay but we can and we will keep our nation's promise to you in a few moments I will sign the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund this law makes permanent the financial support for families who lost precious loved ones as a result of September 11th attacks it also provides pensions for those who are suffering from cancer and other illnesses stemming from the toxic debris they were exposed to in the aftermath of the attacks many of those affected were firefighters police officers and other first responders and I was down there also but I'm not considering myself a first responder but I was down there spent a lot of time down there with you since September 11th we have lost more than 2,000 first responders and survivors to 911 related cancers and illnesses currently thousands of men and women are battling cancer and other illnesses due to 9/11 we pledge to stand by the families of those affected today and every day we will stand with you I want to thank lawmakers in both parties for working with common purpose to pass this vital and critical legislation here with us for this signing ceremony are the three families whose loved ones are memorialized in the title of this bill New York Police Department detective James Zadroga spent more than 450 hours serving at Ground Zero in 2006 James died from a lung disease to his father Joseph and his daughter Tyler Ann who join us detective Z drogas heroism will uplift our nation forever won't be forgotten we will always remember what he did for us please stand up please please thank you also present today is the family of East Meadow volunteer firefighter ray Pfeiffer I know East Meadow very well great place great people for eight months ray worked constantly at Ground Zero in 2017 at the age of 59 he died from cancer here with us today his Ray's wife Karen his daughter Taylor and his son Terrence now a New York City firefighter please stand up and I know ray must be watching over you looking down right now from heaven on this beautiful rose garden very very proud of you thank you thank you very much the third namesake of the bill is New York City detective Luis Alvarez last month his powerful testimony in Congress touched the heart of our nation a few days later he passed from this life into eternity we are privileged to have with us detective Alvarez his brother Philip and his wife Faye lien and his sons Tyler and Ben please stand please please thank you thank you thank you very much thank you very much I want each of you to know that America is holding you in the arms of its wonderful wonderful heart and we're all grieving by your side our whole nation prays and pays tribute to the incredible life and legacy of detective Alvarez how hard he worked and how much he suffered and we really want to thank him he was really something people understood it very well it's really great thank you we have an obligation and it's a sacred obligation to the families and first responders of 9/11 here with us today is Chief John Joyce former fire chief of the midtown Manhattan firehouse on September 11th 15 of his men raced into the ashes of hell and gave their lives to this day chief joy still mentors many of their 28 children chief Joyce spent seven months working at Ground Zero in 2011 he was diagnosed with cancer he has also endorsed aveer 9/11 related illnesses but the chief is a fighter he is definitely a fighter as he says because of this bill he does not have to fear for the families of his firehouse whose loved ones made the ultimate sacrifice chief Joyce you have our everlasting gratitude please chief thank you Thank You chief thank you for being and say hello to everybody – every 911 hero you poured out your heart your sweat your soul and everything you had for your country you ran toward the wreckage into a ball of flames like frankly nobody in this country had ever seen you searched for survivors you went back day after day and night after night to save lives and return the fallen to their families to rebuild and recover and to show the entire world that nothing will ever break America's spirit over the last two decades you have endured hardship with Amazing Grace an incredible grit through it all you care and you work and you love and you will always remember all of those great families you lift up our communities and you remind us all what it means to stand united as one nation under God for your entire lives you have gone far beyond your duty to us and today we strive to fulfill our sacred duty to you we love you we honor you and we thank you god bless you all thank you now I'm going to sign this bill into law and I don't know if this stage will hold it but if it doesn't we're not falling very far but I'd like to ask the families and I'd also like to ask the first responders to come up and we'll we'll give we'll give this stage a shot let's see how well built made in America let's see how well built it is okay come on up so normally we would see some of these individuals take the microphone which which might be the case so what she's gonna stay with the shot for a moment and as you can see Sandra there are a lot of people have made the trip to Washington today an inspiration to all of us those first responders let's watch the president sign the bill Senate vote was 98 to two prior to that house voted 4-2 to 12 and with our panel just you know you're all New Yorkers at heart we could say bill as we watch this today right look I don't think I actually don't think there was a doubt that this was gonna be signed the American people want this I don't think there's a lot of political divisions and you know it's good it's good to see people coming together for this claims are expected to exceed 22,000 from emergency personnel lorne who worked at Ground Zero on and after 9/11 and many of them breathed in toxic fumes is the president referenced some who have passed even in recent days who fought for this absolutely and I think it's money well spent I mean we have to take care of those who took care of us and risked everything and you know I don't think any American especially after watching what those two towers go down would ever think that this is the money that we shouldn't spend and the people that we should not take care of for the rest of their lives and their families little passes by 9002 to anymore and it's nice to see that this particular bill passed by that margin we can never do enough to repay everyone who's lost their lives on 9/11 who have lost their lives since they never should have had to fight for this money but thank God they have it now they'll never have to worry about it again personal to him as well in New Yorker sure September 11th he was here yeah so we wanted to share that with you and thanks to our panel Loren and Bill McGurn and Mary Anne Marsh nice to see you guys okay there's the event from the White House and appropriate enough Sandra they get a sun-filled day in the Rose Garden some powerful words for those first responders the president saying nothing will ever break the American spirit these first responders inspire all of humanity said the president all right well that is now signed after a lot of contentious back and forth on that the meanwhile we're gonna move on our a team thank you the search for two murder suspects in Canada intensifying after a possible sighting of the teens and the province of Manitoba now news that the pair may have changed their appearances what hurdles will this cause for investigators also Sandra president Trump trading fire with Elijah Cummings there was an intense back-and-forth over the weekend hello Rob accrued effective yes and an autopsy report today found that he was stabbed bill not eight times but 11 times and an investigating judge on the case says that the knife that was used was not an ordinary knife but actually one that is typically used by the Marines now Churchill Arreaga was 35 years old he was a deputy Brigadier and the Carabinieri which is the military police he had only just returned from his honeymoon last Monday two American teens have according to police confessed to their role in his murder the early hours of Friday Churchill Arreaga was 35 and by all accounts a kind man who accompanied the sick to the shrine at Lourdes and helped to feed Rome's homeless each Tuesday night now this twist in the case which may cause the prosecution trouble comes from this leaked picture of one of the two suspects Gabriele Christian Natali yourthe blindfolded and handcuffed in the police station over the weekend the prime minister today said that blindfolding a suspect teams bill back to you Amy Kellogg on that story Amy thank you Milan Italy the president is not a racist he didn't say anything racist this is classic pushback people elected Trump this is exactly why pushback against conventional wisdom what he's saying here is the absolute truth but it's not supposed to be said about any place where the Democrats are in charge well that was rush limbaugh pushing back against claims that President Trump is a racist as the president takes aim at Maryland congressman Elijah Cummings firing off a steady stream of attacks on the state of his Baltimore district let's bring in our headliner Donna Brazile is a former interim chair of the Democratic National Committee in a fox news contributor Donna good morning to you welcome so let's get your good to hear you let's get your take on this back and forth first well first of all I'm not going to get into a name-calling and all this other craziness as you all know the the president United States who we just witnessed sign a major piece of legislation to help first responders he's the president of the entire United States whether you voted for him an I he's the president of people of Baltimore my beloved hometown of New Orleans he's a president I think we need to stop a major in the minors and and taking these tweets to our public discourse it is Harmon you know our our country it's poisonous and it has no place in American politics I don't get it I don't understand it there are people who disagree with the President on issues on policy but to to take two personal attacks and to demonize an entire American city simply because you disagree chairman let's lean on the stats then because the president said and I'm quoting I'm Elijah Cummings has done a very poor job for his district and for the city of Baltimore here's some of the latest statistics showing the situation there Donna those below poverty level it's over 22% the homeless population nearly 3,000 people on a given night homicides 309 last year alone Donna Santa Rosa statistics that we all find reprehensible but let me ask you a question in the country as it flew in as the United States of America is it right to morally pin this on the person who's representing that city or should we all take responsibility to make this country better for every living megazor point behind you people of Baltimore deserve better don't you think the United States of America deserves better as well with a president who will not lift up a finger to help those who are in poverty let's focus on what we can do as a country we're now making Elijah Cummins the subject of a conversation that started with shouldn't we treat migrant children better this is what a conversation started now we ending it by saying a lot of Cummings is not doing this job he's waking up every day I know I know a lot of comments but also no cities like Baltimore and and Baltimore like Chicago Louise New Orleans where I'm from Washington DC well I'm today these cities along with our rural communities deserve to have leadership that looks after them not attacked them for them for the problems that they are experiencing fundamental agreement which is President on his push the conversation forward Michael Goodwin Fox is calm no problem number eight guys on screen here's the headline Dems are sets with two things impeachment and racy rights it won't help them win Michael Goodwin there today is that what this campaign is shaping up to be about Donna you know back in the early 2000 when President Trump and others began to push this Bertha conversation we had to endure that conversation we knew that it misrepresented the facts no Democrats are more than just the subjects that the president and others desire us to have we're about making sure that every American has a healthy start in the head start in life making sure that this prosperity that we're enjoying is able to be sure about all that's what Democrats are about and if Republicans disagree with what our approach is fine you'll be check the ballot up knowing that you're almost halfway there with half the number of House Democrats favoring impeachment is the is that the right winning track for this campaign you know there are many Americans who support impeach and I open up an impeachment inquiry err many who believe that it's it's it's not going to give us what we desire which is you the end of the present presidency no I'm not a member of Congress and my member does not have a vote but let me tell you what I would say to her let's hold this administration as you've held other administration's accountable this is about accountability no one is above the law and we should make sure that everyone is a held accountable how do you think the debates change things this week Donna well here's what I believe I think they all should bring their a-game not just for the vice president former vice president others every last one of those candidates should bring their a-game this is we're now in a period of time when the American people are looking for real leadership real change they don't want to you know the the okey-doke they want real issue real solutions to issues that still confront this country I think we're going to see a lot of fireworks and it won't just be directed at former vice president but the fireworks will come from the struggling to to have a breakthrough and they need this this conversation right now to go at a higher level and to bring us into a future people see how much okie-doke we get this week Thank You doc II don't know you have a great day in a moment here at Trump administration reportedly trying to crack down on fraud and abuse in the food stamp program tell you about the big chair Monday morning I'm Sandra Sunday deputy great weekend right I'm bill hamberg good morning he will be joined by more than two hundred survivors first responders and victim's family members of the attacks of 2001 the bill will reauthorize medical funding through the year 2000 and 92 for those sick and due to exposure to dust and smoke at ground zero to the Rose Garden on a beautiful day at the White House in Washington let's begin this hour with John Roberts John good morning bill good morning to you we expect the president out here very shortly we hear that the event is running on time scheduled for 10:00 o'clock these things typically go about five to ten minutes sometimes a little bit longer late but a really heartfelt day here in the Rose Garden for this reauthorization of the night elect the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund which is now known as they never forget the heroes fund also named for three first responders who have died from illnesses that they contracted from working on the pile so long ago initially James Zadroga who was an NYPD detective as well Raymond Pfeiffer who was a New York City firefighter who died in May of 2017 and and most recently Luis Alvarez who gave such compelling testimony before Congress in the last couple of months he died from cancer during the month of June what's also really interesting about this and Bill this is a long history to get to where we

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