America's Newsroom 7/25/19  | Fox Breaking News ToDay July 25, 2019

America's Newsroom 7/25/19 | Fox Breaking News ToDay July 25, 2019



bring everyone welcome to America's newsroom is Thursday morning I'm Sandra Smith and I'm John shopping for Bill Hemmer today lawmakers on two House committees grilling the floor special counsel for seven hours yesterday President Trump says the big to close the book off the table themselves we have a case for impeachment that's the place we will have to go the stronger our case is the worse the Senate will look for just letting the president we closed the book on this investigation it is time that America turns to the page mackelway is live in Washington with more Doug good morning John what are the dangerous signs of these divided political times is it one party as you just heard there is looking at the sky and sing daytime the other party is looking at the sky it's a nighttime in the aftermath of the mother's testimony yesterday in which the former Special Counsel demonstrated a pair of signs of confusion and a failure to grasp the very details of the report that he supervised the press on Friday is we're going into the court to enforce to ask for the grand jury material and to enforce the subpoena against mr. began on the other hand Republicans and the White House a motorist struggles as a sign saw his struggles as a sign that his investigation was run by the handful of democratic underlings in his office with political motivations and that his testimony was the nail in the coffin of the Moller investigation thank you watch the both Intel and again we discussed this issue of exoneration where that legal come out with a very novel theory but it's never been used before it was not something for him to exonerate which is also a flipside said it was not enough there to find guilt so as we move forward again promise promise promise the remote gives were nevertheless frustrated by a mother's refusal which was stipulated in advance not to testify outside the bounds of the written report fee time she lied to the FBI yet you didn't charge you with a crime I'm sorry did you say 193 Volume one 193 he lied three times he pointed out in the report why do you need charged with the crime I can't get into internal deliberations through the regard who a waiter would not be Argyl on other people from a deposit and still come regardless of whatever the Democrats choose to do in the future are the findings of two more investigations the inspector general's report which is said to be due out sometime around Labor Day or shortly thereafter and then the Department of Justice investigation which attorney general Bob Barr is heading up no time for the completion of that investigation John Doug mackelway in Washington where things are still boiling thank you former US attorney who served with attorney general bar during the George HW Bush administration good morning to you so what moment stood out to you the most yesterday well it was interesting because there were times that Bob seemed to be sort of off his game that he had to look to his deputy that he seemed to be sort of flustered and not aware of some of the details of his report but Sandra you got to remember that those in the media mainly who didn't who don't know Bob Muller and expected some kind of John the Baptist preacher come out and be this great orator I mean that's just not who he is and that's not what was going to happen well Democrats certainly went into all this guy with the goal of having Moeller revealed damning evidence against the president did they find any I don't think they did I think they I think the hearing came out very flat I mean if you went in believing that the Muller investigation was a witch-hunt I think you walked away with the same kind of sentiment if you came in thinking that the president was guilty it's over with let's let's convict him and sit into jail you probably thought the same thing and that seems to be where the Democrats are going but I don't think that's the road frankly that I'd want to travel based on the facts and the law as I've seen well the president's lawyer Jay Sekulow an outspoken critic of this investigation from the beginning he's been all over the place he penned an op-ed published on Fox news.com he went on Fox News at night with Shannon last night he's making the case and it is time to move on here's Jay Sekulow this was gonna be a game-changing moment and what was it it was a changing moment all right that this is done I'm gonna say case closed I think this just reiterates case closed but if you see reaction from some Democrats in recent hours since those hearings concluded there are some so making the case for impeachment will hear a lot more as we go throughout the day Chris Cruz the Democrats are gonna be joining us in just a bit but will Democrats choose to continue with their push to impeach the president bet the house yes they're going to work this thing until the cows come home they were going to continue in court they're gonna continue issuing subpoenas they're gonna continue looking for the documents they're gonna continue to hold hearings I mean this is their lead-up to the next to the next election so you better bet bat that this is going to continue full blast before I let you go a lot of people are talking about exchange for special counsel and John Ratcliffe the Republican from Texas and that hearing room yesterday he give me the example other than Donald Trump where the Justice Department determined that an investigated person was not exonerated because their innocence was not conclusively determined well you can't time you sure I've got five minutes let's just leave it you can't find it because I'll tell you why it doesn't exist it was an intense moment yesterday I know you were watching that but the Congress is making the case that he broke the rules by writing my decisions that were not reached final thoughts on that so Sandra I've never been a fan of the special prosecution law exactly how Judge Starr and and Bob Mahler and others both sides both administrations have been appointed it places the prosecutor in an untenable position and listen give Bob more credit he's a Vietnam veteran he's a good man he's even he's a prosecutors prosecutor but prosecution and politics don't mix what we saw yesterday was a mix of prosecution and politics and it doesn't work it was really something guy we appreciate your reaction this morning is a heck of a lot more coming up on all of that thank you guys well as you just mentioned Democratic Senator Chris Koos will be joining us in just a few moments Republican Congressman Jim Jordan who questioned more yesterday's hearing will also join us that's about 20 minutes from now and next hour former congressman and prosecutor trey Gowdy will be our headliners a lot more reaction coming now this Fox News Alert from Puerto Rico bro say yo comes out the facebook video resigning effective August 2nd expressed the right say can you believe that we're getting away with this that's president Trump reacting to Robert motors House testimony yesterday saying it was a bad day for Democrats Republican lawmakers claim his testimony debunked the Democrats theories of obstruction and collusion joining us now Democratic Senator Chris Coons who serves on that chambers judiciary and Foreign Relations committees I know you're busy with other things yesterday this or take away from Robert Moores testimony doesn't advance the case against the president in your view well what I think was most important about special counsel Muller repeating the details of his report yesterday was his emphasis on how Russia strongly attempted to interfere interfere in our 2016 election our 2018 election in response to a question from Republican congressman Hurd of Texas said they are continuing to do it even today here in the Senate we had a hearing on the Judiciary Committee earlier this week where Chris Rea the FBI director president Trump's personally chosen FBI director repeated that same message that we need to be working on securing our 2020 elections tomorrow I'll be at the Delaware State Fair we're all get to see our new election machinery in Delaware we were one of the five states that had no paper trail to audit the outcomes of our elections we've just purchased new election machinery with the grant funding that was made available two years ago to States I think that is something we should be working on and I think that was one important takeaway from the mahler investigation was the depth and breadth of Russian interference in our 2016 election a guy Lewis a former she was just on with us he said that in his view the special counsel or special prosecutor law doesn't work he called it a mix of prosecution and politics that just doesn't work what do you think about that that was you know I had a bipartisan bill in the last Congress and in this Congress that would strengthen the Special Counsel make it harder for him to be abruptly fired for no reason there are regulations in the Department of Justice today that prevent that but I think it should be in statute I do think an important part of Muller's testimony was that he detailed a number of ways in which to the president and his senior team attempted to interfere with the investigation you just played a clip of him calling it a hoax and a witch-hunt I don't believe it was a hoax or witch hunt I think it was an important and appropriate investigation and I think the fact that Special Counsel Mulder was able to complete his investigation is something we all should be proud of there's other countries around the world where presidents are above the law aren't challenged aren't questioned I think it's important that special counsel dollar was able to finish his investigation the White House would make the point that he was able to finish the investigation with the essential cooperation of the White House that they didn't block anything that he wanted that he asked for I agree and I think that's important all right there are some other things we want to talk about your own relations to me Iran is a boiling hot issue right middle and you were talking about that while most of the nation's attention was riveted on the Moller investigation in his testimony yes thank you yesterday we had the acting legal adviser from the State Department and one of the senior members of the State Department testify in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about what's the legal authority on which the president might rely if he chose to begin a war with Iran I think it's clear that if Iran attacks American troops kills American troops in the region the president has the authority under the Constitution to defend our armed forces in his role as commander-in-chief but what we were debating was the 2001 authorization for the use of military force not one of the currently serving senators on our committee voted for that authorization in the Senate a few did in the house but you know there are I think 80 of us now serving in the Senate who were not here and did not vote for the o1 AUMF because frankly it was 19 years ago what we are trying to do is to come up with a modernized relevant current authorization for force and I think it was a vigorous and important discussion about what kinds of authorities the president and the executive branch needs to detain folks here or overseas and what sort of authority there needs to be for our ongoing conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq and Syria and elsewhere and then what limits there are I don't believe the ona OMF authorizes the president to start a war with Iran we think it's important that we have that discussion we've already seen Iran shoot down a 40 million dollar American drone what if they were to seize an American tanker as they did with the British I think that would be another important step by Iran to demonstrate their aggression I think Iran is a dangerous state that is a sponsor of terrorism that is a destabilizing force in the region the question is at what point should we take either diplomatic action or military action against Iran I think it's important that there be lines of communication open between US and the Iranians so that some rogue element of the IRGC doesn't draw us into a hot war that were not fully prepared for and frankly we've been asking for the administration to send someone to brief us on the strategy that they're intending to follow in the event there's an escalation like the one you referenced the seizure of an American flag tanker Senator Chris Coons Democrat who serves on the judiciary and Foreign Relations Committee senator thank you thank you the block a rule that discourages abuse of our Asylum system so the bottom line is the injunction means the u.s. must still consider asylum claims from anyone regardless of how many countries they travel through before they get here both ruling Sandra will likely be appealed in the Supreme Court would again be asked to reconcile any conflict back to you all right William Lajeunesse thank you the stock market will open in just a couple of moments as a new poll shows Americans are more confident about the economy than they've been in nearly 20 years we'll dig into the numbers next Plus this you charge rigged gates for false statements you charge Paul Manafort you charge Michael : he charged Michael Flynn the guy who puts the country through this whole saga starts it all for three years we've lived this now he lies and you guys don't charge him it was a tense exchange yesterday between congressman Jim Jordan and Robert Moeller on the origins of the Russia investigation so where does all this go next the Ohau Republican will join us live next when people who supported Trump lied he threw the book at him when people like Christopher Steele who hated Trump la door when Glenn Simpson was engaging in Russians Robert mom nearly 20 years and with that here's a quick look at the markets this morning the Dow Jones Industrials down just a few points yesterday was a pretty good day except for the Dow record highs is this gonna set up 2020 to be very interesting to see how both parties handle the economy most voters vote their pocketbooks and right now the economy is booming so we'll see what happens come 2014 the FBI interviewed Joseph Masood on February 10th 2017 he lied three times you pointed out in the report why didn't you charge him with the crime I can't get into internal deliberations with regard who avoid or would not be guy who puts the country through this whole saga starts it all for three years we've lived this now he lies and you guys don't charge you I'm curious as to why well I can't get into it maybe a better course of action is to figure out how the false accusation started maybe is to go back and actually figure out why Joseph nipson was lying to the FBI Congressman Jim Jordan they're grilling Robert molar about the origins of the of the FBI's Russia investigation which led to his appointment as special counsel but Muller did as you noticed dodges questions a bit citing ongoing Justice Department review congressman Jorden joining us now with his reaction to Millar's testimony congressman good morning to you word say he was dodging your questions there you chose to dig into the origins of the investigation it was your goal heading into this you've been a critic of this investigation all along did you get any answers no but this underscores why it's so important what Bill Maher's doing the investigation he is tasked to John Durham the US Attorney from Connecticut to lead to find out how this whole thing started because remember in 2016 as I said yesterday the FBI did something they probably hadn't done before they spied on two American citizens associated with the presidential campaign Carter Paige and George papadopolis who are working for president Trump's campaign were spied on two Americans spied on by our government as it turns out this whole this whole conspiracy theory was completely false so that's why it's important to get to the bottom of this and that's exactly what Bill Barr the Attorney General is doing I want to know what from you what you think this means for Democrats after what we saw play on both of those hearings yesterday what it means for their push for impeachment I'll read you a new tweet from Al Green the Democrat from Texas he just tweeted out yesterday's testimony was evidence of analysis paralysis we waited two years for the mole report three months from mr. Moya to testify there was no aha moment because we've had the report and watched her discuss the president's impeachable actions ad nauseam hashtag impeach now what does that tell you about how they plan to proceed with the push for impeachment yeah they're going to keep going in fact today in the Oversight Committee in in less than an hour we're going to start and they're gonna they're going to issue subpoenas for Jared Kushner Ivanka Trump's emails I mean that they're never going to stop going after the president the first family and anything associated with the Trump administration so we know that's going to happen but remember this most of the country knows the truth which is there is no basis for impeachment after yesterday's hearing I bet more people in the country feel like there is no basis for impeachment but that's not going to stop the Democrats because all they care about is stopping the president instead of focusing on actually doing things that would help the country in that heated exchange with Robert Mueller yesterday congressman you asked him specifically if he interviewed himself certain witnesses that you were bringing up he responded I can't get into that I believe it was about myth said he was he was asked at one point during that hearing yesterday how many of the five hundred plus interviews he actually sat in on twitch he responded very few did that surprise you no not really but I would be curious as to which few he actually sat in on I mean I know they didn't go well I don't think they went back and had a second interview with nipson the FBI interviewed nificent prior to the special counsel being named so I wondered who those few were but yeah it didn't really surprise me I mean I think we got from yesterday you know Bob Miller wasn't the guy actually putting this all together and doing doing the hard work I think it was those eighteen lawyers most of whom were were pretty partisan Democrat lawyers and in the 40 agents that he had working with him so that didn't really surprise me but I would be curious as to which view he actually did send in on and then there was this moment where the Special Counsel the former Special Counsel said he was not familiar with fusion GPS the firm behind the steel dossier that says when you talk about the firm that produced the steel reporting the name of the firm that produced that was fusion GPS is that correct it was GPS it's hard to believe that he wouldn't be familiar with the GPS I don't know if director Muller was was confused by the question didn't hear because that net is really hard to believe because they've been in the news I also think it's interesting I don't know that they interviewed Glenn Simpson I mean Glenn Simpson Glenn Simpson gave false testimony to the Senate Glenn Simpson took the fifth when he was interviewed and brought in for a deposition in front of the house I don't know if the Special Counsel even interviewed the guy who was begin sort of at the heart of all this the guy paying a foreigner to put together the document that was used as the basis to go get a warrant to spy on Carter page I don't even know if they talked to the guy which again I keep coming back to this this underscores why what what the Justice Department is doing now what the attorney general bill bars investigation into how this things started why that is so not important you have implied you did so yesterday you've done so throughout this process congressman that you believe Robert Muller was biased in his decision-making in this investigation did your views change at all yesterday on that no no they didn't and and look when you have let me see it this way I like what it would Emmitt flood said I think this is so important for everyone to understand if they can do this to a President of the United States if they can go smiling to people to Americans associated with his campaign on this this idea that there was somehow some conspiracy which we know is now completely false if they can do that to a president imagine what they can do to you and I and it sure looks like that's what they did and there was no proper predication as the Attorney General testified to 12 weeks ago he doesn't know that there was a proper predicate for the spying it took place that scares me and for Bob mower not to even look at that not even want to answer any questions about that that's a big concern so this is why again it's so darn important what what's happening at the Justice Department now in the investigation John Byrne's heading up I only have a few seconds left how would you characterize the reaction on Capitol Hill this morning congressman to molar day yesterday well again I don't think it's what the Democrats was we're hoping to get from that hearing I think the vast majority of Americans know impeachment is unwarranted and I think after yesterday's hearing that number is even higher Congressman Jim Jordan appreciate your time this morning thank you you bet thank you several of the Democratic presidential candidates are in Indianapolis this morning to speak at the National Urban League conference after Joe Biden was attacked on his record by 2020 rivals senators Cory Booker and Kamala Harris the former VP warns he won't be as polite at the next debate Peter Doocy is live in Indianapolis with more here John over the last couple of decades America has gotten to know the softer side of Joe Biden but they're about to get to see the other side because at a fundraiser last night he told me welcome cuz newsroom is Thursday morning I'm Sandra Smith and I'm jogging for Bill Hemmer today lawmakers on two House committees grilling a special counsel for hours yesterday president closed the book off the table there was no themselves we have a case for impeachment that's the place we will have to go but stronger our case is the worst the Senate will look for just letting the president close the book on this investigation it is time that America turns to the page the Michela is live in Washington with more Doug good morning John one of the dangerous signs of these divided political times is that one party as you just heard there is looking at the sky and sing daytime the other party is looking at the sky it's a nighttime in the aftermath of the Muellers testimony yesterday in which the former Special Counsel demonstrated a pair of signs of confusion and a failure to grasp the very details of the report that he supervised the press on Friday is we're going into court to enforce to ask for the grand jury material and to enforce the subpoena against mr. began on the other hand Republicans and the White House a motorist struggles as a sign saw his struggles as a sign that his investigation was run by the handful of Democratic underlings in his office with political motivations and that his testimony was the nail in the coffin of the Mulder investigation thank you watch the Intel engineers again we discussed this issue of exoneration where that legal was a very novel theory but has never been used before it was not something for him to exonerate which is also a flipside say it was not enough there to find guilt so the move forward again because they promised and promising promise that more investigation was the remote waves were nevertheless frustrated by Mona's refusal which was stipulated in advance not to testify outside the bounds of the written report three times he lied to the FBI yet you didn't charge him with a crime I'm sorry did you say 193 vol.1 193 he lied three times he pointed out in the report why do you need charges with the crime I can't get into internal deliberations for the regard who waiter would not be a lot other people from a deposit and still come regardless of whatever the Democrats choose to do in the future are the findings of two more investigations the inspector general's report which is said to be due out sometime around Labor Day or shortly thereafter and then the Department of Justice investigation which attorney general Bob Barr is heading up no timeframe for the completion of that investigation John Doug mackelway in Washington where things are still boiling thank you former US attorney who served with Attorney General bar during the George HW Bush administration kinda good morning to you so what moment stood out to you the most yesterday well it was interesting because there were times that Bob seemed to be sort of off his game that he had to look to his deputy that he seemed to be sort of flustered and not aware of some of the details of his report but Sandra you gotta remember that those in the media mainly who didn't who don't know Bob Muller and expected some kind of John the Baptist preacher come out and be this great orator I mean that's just not who he is and that's not what was going to happen well Democrats we went into all this guy with the goal of having Robert Muller revealed damning evidence against the president did they find any I don't think they did I think they I think the hearing came out very flat I mean if you went in believing that the Muller investigation was a witch-hunt I think you walked away with the same kind of sentiment if you came in thinking that the president was guilty it's over with let's let's convict him and sit in the jail you probably thought the same thing and that seems to be where the Democrats are going but I don't think that's the road frankly that I'd want to travel based on the facts and the law as I've seen well the president's lawyer Jay Sekulow an outspoken critic of this investigation from the beginning he's been all over the place he penned an op-ed published on Fox news.com he went on Fox News at night was Shannon last night he's making the case that it is time to move on here's Jay Sekulow this was gonna be a game-changing moment and what was it it was a game-changing moment right that this is done I'm gonna say case closed I think there's just really Ray's case closed but if you see reaction from some Democrats in recent hours since those hearings concluded there are some so making the case for impeachment we'll hear a lot more as we go throughout the day Chris Cruz the Democrats are gonna be joining us in just a bit but will Democrats choose to continue with their push to impeach the president you bet the house yes work this thing until the cows come home they were going to continue in court they're going to continue issuing subpoenas they're gonna continue looking for the documents they're gonna continue to hold hearings I mean this is their lead-up to the next to the next election so you better bet bad that this is going to continue full blast okay before I let you go a lot of people are talking about exchange for special counsel and John Ratcliffe the Republican from Texas and that hearing room yesterday can you give me the example other than Donald Trump where the Justice Department's determined that an investigated person was not exonerated because their innocence was not conclusively determined well you can't be sure I've got five minutes let's just leave it you can't find it because I'll tell you why it doesn't exist it was at this moment yesterday I know you were watching that but the Congress was making the case a he broke the rules by writing about decisions that were not reached final thoughts on that so Sandra I've never been a fan of the special prosecution law exactly how Judge Starr and and Bob Mahler and others both sides both of administration's have been appointed it places the prosecutor in an untenable position and listen give Bob more credit he's a Vietnam veteran he's a good man he's easy he's a prosecutors prosecutor but prosecution and politics don't mix what we saw yesterday was a mix of prosecution and politics and it doesn't work it was really something guy we appreciate your reaction this morning is a heck of a lot more coming up on all of that thank you guys well as you just mentioned Democratic senator Chris Koos will be joining us in just a few moments Republican Congressman Jim Jordan who questioned more at yesterday's hearing will also join us that's about 20 minutes from now and next hour former congressman and prosecutor trey Gowdy will be our headliners a lot more reaction coming up John good morning Puerto Rico exhales after two weeks of tension ricardo rosado resigning becoming the first governor to do so in puerto rico's history but it wasn't without drama there was a 5:00 p.m. press conference I was abruptly canceled and in six and a half hours later Rocio comes out with a facebook video resigning effective always second many of you have expressed their rights taken you getting away with this that's president Trump reacting to Robert motors house testimony yesterday saying it was a bad day for Democrats Republican lawmakers claimed his testimony debunked the Democrats theories of obstruction and collusion joining us now Democratic Senator Chris Coons who serves on that chambers Judiciary and Foreign Relations committees your takeaway from Robert Moores testimony doesn't advance the case against the president in your view well what I think was most important about special counsel Muller repeating the details of his report yesterday was his emphasis on how Russia strongly attempted to interfere interfere in our 2016 election our 2018 election in response to a question from Republican congressman Hurd of Texas said they are continuing to do it even today here in the Senate we had a hearing on the Judiciary Committee earlier this week where Chris Rea the FBI director president Trump's personally chosen FBI director repeated that same message that we need to be working on securing our 2020 elections tomorrow I'll be at the Delaware State Fair we're all get to see our new election machinery in Delaware we were one of five states that had no paper trail to audit the outcomes of our elections we've just purchased new election machinery with the grant funding that was made available two years ago to States I think that is something we should be working on and I think that was one important takeaway from the modern investigation was the depth and breadth of Russian interference in our 2016 election a guy Lewis a former federal prosecutors was just on with us he said that in his view the special counsel or special prosecutor law doesn't work he called it a mix of prosecution and politics that just doesn't work what do you think about that that was you know I had a bipartisan bill in the Congress and in this Congress that would strengthen the special counsel make it harder for him to be abruptly fired for no reason there are regulations in the Department of Justice today that prevent that but I think it should be in statute I do think an important part of Muller's testimony was that he detailed a number of ways in which to the president and his senior team attempted to interfere with the investigation you just played a clip of him calling it a hoax and a witch-hunt I don't believe it was a hoax or a witch-hunt I think it was an important and appropriate investigation and I think the fact that Special Counsel Mahler was able to complete his investigation is something we all should be proud of there's other countries around the world where presidents are above the law aren't challenged aren't question I think it's important the Special Counsel mauler was able to finish his investigation

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2 thoughts on “America's Newsroom 7/25/19 | Fox Breaking News ToDay July 25, 2019”

  • Obama & Michael, Nancy and Pencil neck picked on the wrong man 😂😂😂President Trump just keeps winning 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸T2020

  • You Democrats, better worry about illegals voting and China, North Korea, and Iran for interference in our elections. It's not just Russia.

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