President of Colombia: We’ve had ‘immigration shock’ from Venezuela


TERRITORY, ALL THE STORIES COMING UP TUESDAY MORNING IN HALF AN HOUR, DEPUTY OF THE HOMELAND SECURITY ENDING CATCH AND RELEASE POLICIES NEXT WEEK, SECRETARY MAC ALEENA, IN THE DEPARTMENT WILL NO LONGER GO TO BORDER PATROL FACILITIES INTO THE U.S. POPULATION WHILE THEY AWAIT COURT HEARINGS, FAMILIES THAT CLAIM ASYLUM WILL BE BROUGHT TO ME BROUGHT TO MÉXICO AND OTHERS SENT BACK TO COUNTRY OF ORIGIN, JOINING ME RIGHT NOW THE PRESIDENT OF COLOMBIA EVAN DUQUE, MR. PRESIDENT, GREAT TO HAVE YOU ON THE PROGRAM.>>THANK YOU SO MUCH, PLEASURE TO BE HERE. MARIA: HAVE YOU SEEN IMPACT ON BORDERS IN AMERICA?>>NOT REALLY, WHEN WE EVALUATE THE MIGRATION POLICIES THROUGHOUT THE HEMISPHERE, EACH COUNTRY HAS OWN POLICY AND FACES ITS OWN CHARACTERISTICS AND IN OUR CASE AS WE WELL KNOW WE HAVE HAD MIGRATION SHOCK FROM THE VENEZUELAN BORDER, 1.4 MILLION VENEZUELANS THAT HAVE LEFT BECAUSE OF THE DICTATEORSHIP AND WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO TREAT THEM WELL, BUT WHEN YOU HAVE SUCH A MIGRATION SHOCK IT’S HURTFUL. I THINK EACH COUNTRY HAS THE RIGHT AND THE INSTRUMENTS TO FACE EACH OF THE MIGRATION POLICIES. MARIA: LET ME ASK ABOUT VENEZUELA, U.S. ALLIES TO PRESSURE VEN’S PRESIDENT NICOLA PRESSURE VEN’S PRESIDENT NICOLÁS MADURO, YOU’RE SEEKING SANCTIONS ON VENEZUELA TO PROTECT THE WHOLE REGION, TELL ME ABOUT THAT, WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SEE DONE?>>LET ME CALL THINGS BY NAME, MADURO IS RESPONSE CERTIFYING TERRORISTS, THAT’S COME PAYABLE FROM WHAT WE SAW IN THE 2000’S AND TERRORIST REGIME SUPPORTING AL-QAEDA. THE WAY HE HAS BRUTALIZED HIS PEOPLE IS COMPARED TO WHAT — WE CALL THINGS BY THE NAME. WE HAVE TO PROTECT OUR BORDERS. RECIPAL ASSISTANCE THAT WAS VOTED YESTERDAY WAS A WAY IN WHICH COUNTRIES RECOGNIZED ALL THE THINGS THAT MAD INTRO IS — MADURO IS DOING TO COLOMBIAN, IF YOU EVER MAKE AN ATTACK, THE WHOLE REGION WILL PROTECT COLOMBIA THAT WAS VERY IMPORTANT COLOMBIA THAT WAS VERY IMPORTAN. MARIA: IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU ARE IN ALIGN WITH THE UNITED STATES AS WELL.>>YES, WE ARE, ACTUALLY WE SHARE VALUES AND WE SHARE PRINCIPLES. THE UNITED STATES AND COLOMBIA SIGNED THE INTERAMERICA DEMOCRATIC CHARTER, WE BELIEVE DEMOCRACY HAS TO BE DEFENDED AND MADURO HAS INDEPENDENT POWERS, HE HAS DESTROYED FREE MEDIA, ANY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN VENEZUELA, YOU KNOW, NOW PEOPLE ARE SO IMPOVERISH THAT PEOPLE WANT TO GO OUT OF THE COUNTRY, LOST 4 MILLION PEOPLE IN LESS THAN 3 YEARS, IN COLOMBIA SUPPORTERS OF VENEZUELAN PEOPLE BUT WE HAVE DENOUNCED BRUTALITY AND BRUTALITIES. MARIA: HAVE YOU BEEN IN TOUCH WITH THE ADMINISTRATION ON THE U.S. OF A SIDE DEAL, PARTNERSHIP WITH THE UNITED STATES. WE HAVE A TRADE DEAL, WE HAVE A CLOSE RELATIONSHIP AND I THINK THE TRADE DEAL THAT WAS SIGNED IN 2012 HAS BEEN VERY IMPORTANT FOR BOTH COUNTRIES ALTHOUGH WE HAVE A TRADE DEFICIT WITH THE UNITED STATES, WE HAVE VERY IMPORTANT UNITED STATES INVESTMENT IN COLOMBIA AND IN MANY SECTORS, AND THE RISE OF FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT IN THE LAST SEMESTER WHICH WAS ABOUT 24%, ONE OF THE TRIGGERS OF COLOMBIA’S HIGH-GROWTH THIS YEAR, WE COMPARED TO LATIN AMERICA BUT GROW 4.5%. COLOMBIA WILL GROW 3% AND THAT’S WORLD AVERAGE. WE HAVE TO KEEP INVESTMENT GOING AND I THINK THE UNITED STATES HAS BEEN NOT ONLY A STRATEGIC PARTNER BUT WE ALSO SEE A RELATIONSHIP AS RELATIONSHIP OF TRADE AND INVESTMENT. MARIA: MOVING TOWARD CORPORATE TAX CUT, TELL US ABOUT YOUR TAX LEGISLATION AND IMPACT.>>FOR MANY YEARS WHAT HAPPENED IN COLOMBIA, THE STATE WANTED TO SPEND MORE, EVERY SINGLE TIME THEY PASS SHED TO PRIVATE SECTOR, SO WHEN I ASSUMED OFFICE I SAID WE HAVE TO MAKE A CHANGE, WE GREW AT 1.4%, WE MADE THE REFORM AND REMOVED AGGREGATE TAXATION ON SMALL, MEDIUM-SIZE CORPORATIONS, OUT OF THAT WE GOT MORE INVESTMENT. THIS YEAR AS I SAID WE WILL GROW ABOUT 3%, SO THE SIGNALS ARE CLEAR, PEOPLE CAN INVEST, COLOMBIA IS SEEING NOW SAS THE PLACE IN LATIN AMERICA TO INVEST AND AT THE SAME TIME WE HAVE DEREGULATED MANY SECTORS, ELIMINATED RED TAPE AND WE HAVE MADE VERY WISE DECISIONS ON START-UPS FOR EXAMPLE, ZERO INCOME TAX FOR THE FIRST 7 YEARS FOR START-UPS OBVIOUSLY THEY HAVE TO WORK ON A MINIMUM AMOUNT OF INVESTMENT AND MINIMUM AMOUNT OF JOBS TO BE CREATED. SO WE ARE SEEING THAT — THAT DYNAMISM IN THE ECONOMY AND WE ARE PRETTY HAPPY. MARIA: ISN’T IT INTERESTING TO WHAT YOU’RE DOING IN TERMS OF POLICIES TO ENCOURAGE ECONOMIC GROWTH FOR EVERYBODY VERSUS THE SOCIALIST AND PRACTICES IN VENEZUELA? AT ONE POINT VENEZUELA WAS ONE OF THE MOST VIBRANT PLACES IN THE WORLD IN TERMS OF THEIR ECONOMY.>>WELL, YOU KNOW, WHEN I COMPARE COLOMBIA AND VENEZUELA OBVIOUSLY VENEZUELA HAS DICTATORSHIP BUT I’VE ALWAYS TRY TODAY DIFFERENTIATE TWO TYPES OF LEADERS IN LATIN AMERICA, DEMAGOGUES WHO ALWAYS, YOU KNOW, PROMISE THE HOLY LAND AND THEY END UP HAVING DISASTERS AND THE ARE THE ONES WHO TELL THE PEOPLE WHO ARE THE RIGHT THING TO DO EVEN IF IT’S NOT POPULAR AT THE BEGINNING AND IN OUR CASE THE TRANSFORMATION OF COLOMBIA DEMONSTRATES THROUGH SOUND POLICIES, LOWER DEFICITS, MORE INVESTMENT, SUPPORTING THE PRIVATE SECTOR THAT WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. MARIA: THANK YOU FOR THAT I WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT, YOU’RE HERE AT THE UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY, WE ARE THE WORLD IS WATCHING PICTURES OF THE AMAZON, YOU HAVE THE 16-YEAR-OLD CLIMATE ACTIVIST POINTING THE FINGER AT WORLD LEADERS, SHE BLAMES THEM FOR IGNORING CLIMATE CHANGE, HERE IS WHAT SHE SAID YESTERDAY.>>YOU HAVE STOLEN MY CHILDHOOD WITH YOUR EMPTY WORDS, PEOPLE ARE SUFFERING, PEOPLE ARE DYING. ENTIRE SYSTEMS ARE COLLAPSING, HOW DARE YOU? MARIA: WHAT A PERFORMANCE IN TERMS OF FEELINGS BLAMING YOURSELF AND OTHER LEADERS ACROSS THE WORLD, WHAT DO YOU SAY TO THAT.>>FIRST OF ALL WE CALLED ACTION ON PROTECTING FOREST AND I ATTENDED THE SUMMIT. SPEECHES TO ACTIONS, WHEN YOU LOOK AT A COUNTRY LIKE COLOMBIA, REPRESENTS 0.4% OF GLOBAL GROAN HOUSE’S EMISSIONS, 6 CHAINEST METRICS IN THE WORLD, 50% OF THE WORLD AND WE HAVE 35% OF OUR CONTINENTAL SOIL AS AMAZONNIC, SO THOSE FACTS MIGHT SAY, WELL, COLOMBIA IS NOT PART OF THE PROBLEM, HOWEVER, WE ALL HAVE TO ENGAGE, THAT’S THE REASON WE ARE MAKING AN URGENCY ACTION IN COLOMBIA, 10% OF NONCONVENTIONAL RENEWABLES IN 2022, WE WANT TO GET TO 20% IN 2030, WE HAVE DEFORESTATION 17% IN THE FIRST YEAR, THAT’S THE REASON WE ARE PUSH TO GO ELECTRIC VEHICLE NOT ONLY THE BILL BUT THE IMPLEMENTATION, THAT’S WHY WE ARE TALKING ABOUT CIVIL PASSENGERS, WE ARE MAKING BIG EFFORTS AND AS I SIDE YESTERDAY, CLIMATE CHANGE IS BIGGEST ISSUE OF OUR TIME, WE MUST ALL WORK TOGETHER AND WE MUST ALSO INVOLVE THE PRIVATE SECTOR, SO LET ME GIVE YOU ONE EXAMPLE, MARIA N COLOMBIA, WE DECIDED THAT YOU CAN DEDUCT 50% IN THE CORPORATE INCOME TAX ANY INVESTMENT THAT YOU HAVE MADE ON ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY, SO WE BELIEVE THAT THE WHOLE AMOUNT OF POLICY THAT WE HAVE IMPLEMENTED ARE PRODUCING THE IMPACT, COLOMBIA IS HIGHLY POLITTED TO THE PARIS TREATMENT AND WE REALLY WANT TO BE CARBON NEUTRAL BY 2050. MARIA: WOW, DO YOU THINK THAT THE WORLD IS ALIGNED AGAINST CHINA AND ITS PRACTICES WHEN IT COMES TO POLLUTION IN THE AIR?>>I THINK THE WHOLE WORLD MUST RECOGNIZE THAT THERE ARE TWO REALITIES, THERE WAS THE REALITY OF MANY COUNTRIES THAT GOT TO BE DEVELOPED WITHOUT PERMIT IN ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPING COUNTRIES THAT HAS TO RIGHT TO DEVELOP BUT THEY HAVE TO DO IN HARMONY WITH THE PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT, NO DEVELOPMENT CAN BE REACHED TODAY IF YOU’RE AFFECTING THE ENVIRONMENT, SO I THINK THE WHOLE CALL NOT ONLY TO CHINA, COLOMBIA, TO ANY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD, IN THE G7 WE NEED TO HARMONIZE WITH THE PROTECTION ON THE ENVIRONMENT, THE PROTECTION ON THE FORESTS, THE PROTECTIONS ON THE OCEANS, NOW THERE’S A WORLD CONSCIOUS AND WE ARE MAKING A BIG BET THAT WE TRAIN THE KIDS IN SCHOOLS WITH THE ETHICS — MARIA: YEAH.>>WE ALL HAVE TO BE CONSCIOUS ON HOW TO ACT AND PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT. MARIA: YOU’VE OBVIOUSLY GOT A GREAT GRASP IN GROWTH AND LEADING YOUR COUNTRY, WHAT CAN YOU SAY TO INVESTORS ABOUT CORRUPTION AND THOSE PEOPLE WHO WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THIS IS SOMETHING THAT’S WATCHED AND — AND HANDLED AND REVERSED?>>WHEN I WAS — WHEN I WAS WORKING AT THE BANK IN MY PREVIOUS LIFE, I WAS A THINKER THAT SAYS CORRUPTION MEANS MONOPOLY AND LESS TRANSPARENCY, WHAT DO WE NEED TO DO, ELIMINATE THE MONOPOLIES OF INFORMATION INSIDE GOVERNMENT, ELIMINATE SO MUCH DISCRETIONALTY AND INCREASE THE LEVELS OF TRANSPARENCY. WHAT CAN BE AN INSTRUMENTAL TOOL, TECHNOLOGY. SO WITH BLOCK CHAIN, TECHNOLOGY, AGGREGATED DATABASES WE CAN BE MORE EFFICIENT SO THAT EVERYBODY COULD SCRUTINIZE THE WAY THE STATE CONTRACT OR HOW THE STATE ACTS. SO IN COLOMBIA WE HAVE MOVED IN THAT DIRECTION TO HAVE MORE TRANSPARENCY, WE’VE ALSO ISSUED A BILL SO THAT EVERY SINGLE HIGH OFFICIAL IN GOVERNMENT HAS TO MAKE PUBLIC THEIR TAXES FILINGS SO THAT PEOPLE CAN MONITOR AND SCRUTINIZE HOW THEY HAVE BEHAVED, HOW THEIR ASSETS HAVE BEHAVED WHILE IN OFFICE AND ALSO WHAT WE WANT TO DO THIS YEAR SO TO BE ABLE TO BLOCK CHAIN, TO IDENTIFY MAYBE ON REGULAR MOVEMENTS AND WHEN WE SEE THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE THAT ARE NOT FILING THE INFORMATION THEY SHOULD AND THEN MORE EFFICIENT TO FIGHT CORRUPTION AND WE ARE ALSO PROMOTING AS COLOMBIA INSIDE THE U, IN THAT WE SHOULD HAVE A GLOBAL ANTICORRUPTION COURT SPECIFICALLY TO TACKLE THE — THE INTERREGIONAL — INTERREGIONAL CORRUPTION SCHEMES LIKE THE ONES WE SAW WITH SOME COUNTRIES THAT CREATED SCANDALS IN LATIN AMERICA. MARIA: REALLY IMPORTANT INSIGHTS FROM YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, THANK YOU.

SCOTUS allows Trump to enforce new restrictions on asylum seekers


HEARING THAT OCASIO-CORTEZ OVERSAW. IT GOT PRETTY HEATED. BEFORE WE GET TO YOU, KEN. LET’S SHOW THE VIEWER RASHIDA TLAIB RIPPING INTO THOMAS HOMAN.>>MR. HOMAN AS A FELLOW AMERICAN I WHAT YOU TO KNOW YOUR CONTRIBUTION AS ACTING DIRECTOR OF I.C.E. UP THIS ADMINISTRATION WILL BE REMEMBERED AS ONE THAT WAS RUTHLESS, I HUMANE TREATMENT OF ASYLUM SEEKERS. THE AUTHOR OF THE SEPARATION POLICY AND NOW THIS SICK, PREVENTING SICK CHILDREN BEFORE THIS COMMITTEE SEEKING LIFE-SAVING MEDICAL TREATMENT. LIZ: NOW WATCH TOM AS HOMAN FIRING BACK.>>IN MY 34 YEARS I HAVE NEVER SEEN SUCH HATE TOWARD A LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY IN MY LIFE. YOU WANT TO ABOLISH IT. WE ARE ENACTING LAWS.>>YOUR TAME HAS EXPIRED. LIZ: FACT CHECK.ORG SAID UNDER THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION THERE WERE FAMILIES SEPARATED FROM THEIR CHILDREN. AND ISIS SAVED WOMEN AND CHILDREN FROM SEX TRAFFICKING WITH, CAPTURED ENOUGH DRUGS TO KILL THE AMERICAN POPULATION TWO TIMES OVER. HE’S FULLY RIGHT. HIS JOB IS TO FOLLOW THE LAW, THE FACT THAT HE WAS BEING CRITICIZED BY THE CONGRESSWOMAN FOR DOING THAT, IT’S NOT SURPRISING THAT’S WHAT WAS HAPPENING. SHE IS IN CONGRESS, IF SHE WANTS TO DO IT, SHE SHOULD DO IT. LIZ: THE SUPREME COURT HANDED PRESIDENT TRUMP A VICTORY RULING THAT THE ADMINISTRATION CAN ENFORCE ITS RESTRICTIONS OVER ASYLUM SEEKERS. YOUR TAKE ON THAT?>>NOT SURPRISED AT ALL. THE PRESIDENT HAS THE AUTHORITY TO RESTRICT THE ENTRY OF ANY CLASP ALIEN HE VIEWS DETRIMENTAL TO THE COUNTRY. HE HAS A DISCRETION AS IT RELATES TO ASYLUM AND REFUGEES. HE ACTED UNDER HIS AUTHORITY TO DO THAT. I’M NOT SURPRISED THE SUPREME COURT STRUCK DOWN THE BAN ON THE NATIONWIDE INJUNCTION. LIZ: THERE ESTIMATE THAT 600,000 ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS WILL CROSS THE BORDER THIS YEAR. EVEN TULSI GABBARD IS CALLING FOR WALLS AT THE BORDER.>>WITHOUT SECURE BORDERS WE DON’T HAVE A COUNTRY. WE HAVE TO HAVE SECURE BORDERS. THIS IS NOT TRUMP’S WALL FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA. IT’S ABOUT WHAT MAKES IT IN SOME PLACES IT MAY MAKE THE MOST OF SENSE OR A PHYSICAL BARRIER IN PLACE, IN OTHER PLACES IT WON’T MAKE SENSE. LIZ: TULSI GABBARD IS SOUNDING LIKE SENATOR BIDEN.>>WE DO NEED BORDER SECURITY. WITHOUT IT WE ARE NOT A NATION. EVERY OTHER NATION IN THE WORLD HAS SOME TYPE OF IMMIGRATION POLICY THAT MAKES SENSE. WE ARE LOOKING THAT. AND SHE IS RIGHT. WE DON’T NEED A WALL ALONG THE ENTIRE BORDER. WE DO NEED SECURITY. WHETHER THAT’S THROUGH TELLING OR A WALL. WE NEED SOMETHING.>>LET’S SHIFT GEARS. IN CALIFORNIA THEY ARE CONSIDERING A NEW BILL TO GIVE FREE HEALTHCARE TO ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS OVER 65 YEARS OLD. WHAT’S YOUR TAKE HERE?>>IT DOESN’T MAKE SENSE TO ME. I DON’T KNOW WHY THEY WOULD DO THAT. IT WILL COST THEIR TAXPAYERS A LOT OF MONEY. WE ARE NOT GOING TO DO THAT YOUR OUR STATE. YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT PEOPLE COMING HERE ILLEGALLY AND INCENTIVIZING THEM TO COME. AS SECRETARY HOMAN TALKED ABOUT. WHEN YOU DO THAT YOU CREATE OTHER PROBLEMS LIKE HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND DRUG TRAFFICKING. LIZ: WE WERE WATCHING PARTS OF THE HEARING WAITING FOR DEMOCRAT REACTION TO THE CRIMES COMMITTED BY ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ON AMERICAN SOIL AND THE LACK OF WHAT MANY SAY IS JUSTICE. WE HAVE AN EIGHTH ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT ACCUSED OF RAPE IN MARYLAND AND AN ILLEGAL ALIEN WHO WAS SENTENCED TO SIX YEARS IN PRISON. WHERE IS THE DEMOCRAT REACTION TO THIS?>>APPARENTLY THOSE ARE INCONVENIENT STORIES. THE PROBLEM IS THERE ARE SO MANY OF THOSE STORIES. I WISH THE DEMOCRATS HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO TALK TO SOME OF THE VICTIMS’ FAMILIES, PEOPLE WHO LOST LOVED ONES.

Brandon Judd slams dems for backing sanctuary cities


AND MURDERERS WHO SHOULDN’T EVEN BE IN THIS COUNTRY.>>>A CALIFORNIA SHERIFF WANTS IMMIGRATION REFORM CLAIMING SANCTUARY POLICIES ALLOWED A VIOLENT ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT TO GO FREE AND THEN LATER SHOOT ONE OF HIS DEPUTIES. MERCED COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE SAYS GUADALUPE LOPEZ HERERA WAS IN THEIR CUSTODY IN JANUARY, BUT BECAUSE STATE LAWMAKERS LIMITED THEIR COOPERATION WITH I.C.E., DEPUTIES COULDN’T TURN HIM OVER FOR DEPORTATION. THE SHERIFF HAD THIS TO SAY.>>OUR IMMIGRATION POLICIES NEED TO BE REVAMPED BECAUSE WE’RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO HAVE MORE OF THIS SITUATION HAPPEN. WE KNEW AHEAD OF TIME THAT THIS GUY’S POTENTIAL FOR VIOLENCE WAS THERE. LOU: JOINING ME NOW, THE PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL BORDER PATROL COUNCIL BRANDON JUDD. GOOD TO SEE YOU. THE SHERIFF MAKES A POINT. IT’S A POINT WE HAVE HEARD MADE OVER AND OVER AND OVER IN THIS COUNTRY. SANCTUARY CITIES, ARE WE EVER GOING TO GET IN CONTROL OF THOSE SANCTUARY CITIES?>>WELL, I THINK THE ANSWER TO THAT IS OBVIOUSLY YES, BUT IT IS GOING TO TAKE SOMEBODY THAT IS NOT THE TYPICAL POLITICIAN. IT IS GOING TO TAKE SOMEBODY FROM THE OUTSIDE WHO IS WILLING TO STEP UP AN CHALLENGE THE STATUS QUO. — AND CHALLENGE THE STATUS QUO. THAT IS ONE OF THE MAIN REASONS THE AMERICAN PUBLIC VOTED SO HEAVILY FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP. SO MANY PEOPLE FLOCKED TO THE POLLS BECAUSE THEY WERE TIRED OF THE STATUS QUO. THEY WERE TIRED OF TYPICAL POLITICIANS TO LET CHINA MOVE INTO THE BAHAMAS. THEY WERE TIRED OF TYPICAL POLITICIANS THAT ALLOW ILLEGAL ALIENS TO CROSS OUR BORDERS JUST ABSOLUTELY UNFETTERED AND RELEASE INTO THE UNITED STATES. THEY ARE TIRED OF POLITICIANS THAT ALLOW FOR THESE SANCTUARY CITIES. LOU: YEAH, YOU WOULD THINK, BUT APPARENTLY CALIFORNIA IS ONE OF THOSE PLACES THAT WILL HAVE — I DON’T KNOW — THEY MAY DEFEND THE SANCTUARY CITIES TO THE DEATH OUT THERE. IT IS PECULIAR TO ME THAT A STATE THAT RICH AND SEEMINGLY WITH CITIZENS THAT SMART CAN BE THIS DUMB. IT’S JUST EXTRAORDINARY WHAT THEY ARE ASKING THEIR PEOPLE TO PUT UP WITH. BUT I WANT TO TURN REAL QUICKLY TO MONTGOMERY COUNTY.>>CERTAINLY. LOU: BLAMING THE CONSERVATIVE MEDIA, THE WHITE HOUSE, TOP IMMIGRATION OFFICIAL, BY THE WAY, FOR DRAWING ATTENTION TO A NUMBER OF SEXUAL ASSAULTS, RAPES, BY ILLEGAL ALIENS, SEVEN ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS, ALL OF THEM FROM CENTRAL AMERICA, AND THIS ELRICH IS GOING NUTS BECAUSE THE MEDIA COVERED IT, AS IF HE WANTS THEM TO COVER UP THE CONSEQUENCES OF THESE FAILED BORDER POLICIES, THESE FAILED IMMIGRATION POLICIES AND SANCTUARY CITY POLICIES.>>YEAH NORMALLY WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DON’T HAVE THE FACTS ON YOUR SIDE, WHAT YOU START DOING IS YOU START NAME CALLING. YOU START TOSSING OUT XENO PHOBIA. YOU START TOSSING OUT THAT THE PRESIDENT IS RACIST. THIS CITY COUNCILMAN, HE HAS NO LOGICAL — I’M SORRY, ARGUMENT TO WHAT’S REALLY GOING ON, BUT THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS IF HE WAS ACTUALLY WILLING TO ACTUALLY DEBATE CUCCINELLI, HE WOULD LOSE MISERABLY WHICH IS THE REASON WHY HE WON’T. LOU: HE WON’T. THERE’S ANOTHER MATTER TOO, INTEGRITY AND COURAGE, YOU DON’T TALK LIKE HE DID AND COME UP AGAINST A GUY LIKE CUCCINELLI.>>CERTAINLY. LOU: IT’S PREPOSTEROUS, BUT THE ARGUMENT THEY POSSESS IS SO PREPOSTEROUS, YOU WOULD BE DELIGHTED THAT IF JUST ONCE ACCIDENT TALLY THEY WOULD ACCEPT A CHALLENGE LIKE CUCCINELLI. SUSAN COLLINS, MITT ROMNEY, MIKE LEE, BRANDON, QUESTION THE PRESIDENT’S AUTHORITY TO USE NEARLY 4 BILLION DOLLARS TO BUILD A BORDER WALL. NOW, ROMNEY AND COLLINS AND LEE FANCY THEMSELVES SMART FOLKS. HOW COULD SMART FOLKS NOT BE AWARE THAT EVERY ADMINISTRATION IN THE RECENT ERA HAS ACTUALLY HAD TO REPROGRAM FUNDING AND HAS DONE SO AND THAT UNDER A NATIONAL EMERGENCY, WHICH THIS PRESIDENT DECLARED, IN FEBRUARY, IT’S ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL TO RESPOND, AND THAT IS WHAT HE’S DOING.>>YEAH, THIS IS ONE OF THE THINGS THAT IS SO DISAPPOINTING TO ME, TO SEE REPUBLICANS FIGHTING AGAINST OTHER REPUBLICANS, INSTEAD OF STANDING BEHIND THIS ADMINISTRATION AND WORKING WITH THIS ADMINISTRATION, TO DO WHAT’S RIGHT FOR THE AMERICAN PUBLIC. INSTEAD, ROMNEY AND LEE, SENATORS ROMNEY AND LEE, WHAT THEY ARE DOING IS THEY ARE LOOKING OUT FOR THEIR OWN STATE, RATHER THAN THE WELL BEING OF THE ENTIRE UNITED STATES. WE’VE GOT BEHIND — THE DEMOCRATS THEY ALL VOTE IN BLOCKS, YOU ALWAYS SEE THAT, YET REPUBLICANS ARE CONSTANTLY INFIGHTING WHICH IS WHY IT’S SO HARD TO GET — LOU: ROMNEY IS A BITTER LOSER FOR THE 2012 ELECTION FOR PRESIDENT. HE HATES THE FACT THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP WON AND KEEPS WINNING AND NOW IS A HISTORIC PRESIDENT AND HE’S A HISTORIC LOSER. THAT KIND OF PETTY ENVY ON HIS PART IS NOT THE STUFF OF CHARACTER AND CERTAINLY IT APPEARS THE NATION AVOIDED A REAL DISASTER IF WE PUT THAT — ANOTHER PERSON OF HIS CHARACTER INTO THE WHITE HOUSE. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN AWFUL. MIKE LEE, HE SUPPORTS SENATE BILL 386. HE’S PUSHING THE BILL TO PROVIDE FAIRNESS FOR IMMIGRANTS RATHER THAN FOR AMERICAN WORKERS. HE WANTS MORE H 1B VISAS, DOUBLE THE AMOUNT. IT IS AN ASSAULT ON THE NATIONAL INTEREST, ON THE AMERICAN WORKER, OUR MIDDLE CLASS, AND SUSAN COLLINS, WHO I ABSOLUTELY COMPLIMENT, CONGRATULATE AND THANK FOR STANDING WITH JUSTICE KAVANAUGH AT HIS CONFIRMATION, BUT MY GOD, WHEN IN THE WORLD IS SHE GOING TO WISE UP AND FOLLOW THIS PRESIDENT?>>WELL, THE GOOD THING IS THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP IS NOT GOING TO TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER. PRESIDENT TRUMP IS NOT GOING TO LISTEN TO THE COMPLAINTS OF THESE THREE REPUBLICAN SENATORS. HE’S GOING TO PUSH FORWARD. HE’S GOING TO FOLLOW THROUGH WITH HIS PROMISES, AND HE IS GOING TO SECURE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. WE’RE SEEING THAT RIGHT NOW. WE’RE SEEING HISTORIC DROPS IN ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION RIGHT NOW. LOU: RIGHT.>>IT IS STRICTLY BASED UPON PRESIDENT TRUMP NOT ACCEPTING NO FOR AN ANSWER, AND HE CONTINUES TO PUSH FORWARD, AND HE’S DOING IT BECAUSE HE CARES ABOUT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. THAT’S WHY HE’S DOING IT. LOU: DO YOU THINK TONIGHT WOULD BE THE APPROPRIATE TIME TO INFORM THOSE THREE SENATORS, COLLINS AND ROMNEY AND LEE THAT THEY MIGHT LOOK TOWARD THE JUDGMENT OF THE SUPREME COURT, WHICH RULED THAT THE TRANSFERS OF SUCH MONEY AS THE PRESIDENT IS APPLYING TO THE BUILDING OF THAT WALL, TO RESPOND TO A NATIONAL EMERGENCY AND TO SECURE THE BORDER AS BEEN APPROVED BY THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES? DO YOU THINK THEY MIGHT HAVE TAKEN THAT INTO CONSIDERATION BEFORE THEY STARTED BRINGING THEIR NONSENSE DISLOYALLY SO? IT WAS A RHETORICAL QUESTION, BRANDON.>>THANK YOU. MIKE LEE WAS A SUPREME COURT JUSTICE IN UTAH. LOU: WAS HE REALLY?>>HE KNOWS ABOUT THAT. LOU: HE MUST JUST BE A — [INAUDIBLE].>>HE MIGHT BE, BUT AGAIN, IT DOESN’T MATTER BECAUSE PRESIDENT TRUMP IS NOT GOING TO ACCEPT — LOU: I’M NOT WORRIED ABOUT — TO BE CLEAR, THE LAST PERSON IN THIS COUNTRY THAT I WORRY ABOUT IS THE PRESIDENT STANDING FAST FOR PRINCIPLE, BECAUSE HE’S THE ONLY ONE I SEE IN THIS COUNTRY, RIGHT NOW, IN GOVERNMENT,

‘The Five’ reacts to Trump’s deal to reopen government


THIS IS “THE FIVE” THIS IS “THE FIVE.” THE SENATE PASSING A BILL TO REOPEN THE GOVERNMENT FOR THREE WEEKS AND NOW HEADS TO THE HOUSE FOR A VOTE EXPECTED TONIGHT. PRESIDENT TRUMP ANNOUNCING A DEAL TWO AND 35 DAY PARTIAL GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN. THE BILL DOES NOT INCLUDE WALL FUNDING BUT THE PRESIDENT FAILS TO KEEP FIGHTING FOR IT. IT’S>>Mr. President: WALL SHOULD NOT BE CONTROVERSIAL. THAT IS WHY MOST OF THE DEMOCRATS IN CONGRESS HAVE VOTED IN THE PAST FOR BILLS THAT INCLUDE WALLS AND PHYSICAL BARRIERS AND VERY POWERFUL SENSES. IF WE DON’T GET A FAIR DEAL FROM CONGRESS, THE GOVERNMENT WILL EITHER SHUT DOWN OR ON FEBRUARY 15TH, AGAIN, OR I WILL USE THE POWERS AFFORDED TO ME UNDER THE LAWS AND THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES TO ADDRESS THIS EMERGENCY.>>Dana: SENATE MINORITY LEADER CHUCK SCHUMER PLACING A SHUTDOWN CLAIM ON PRESIDENT TRUMP.>>HOPEFULLY NOW THE PRESIDENT HAS LEARNED HIS LESSON. WE CANNOT, CANNOT EVER HOLD AMERICAN WORKERS HOSTAGE AGAIN. WE HOPE TO MAKE IT CLEAR TO THE PRESIDENT, TO THE PUBLIC, THAT THE PRESIDENT WAS IN CHARGE OF THE SHUT DOWN.>>Dana: HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI SAYING ONCE THE GOVERNMENT BACK OPEN, SHE IS WILLING TO WORK WITH THE PRESIDENT TO SET A DATE FOR THE STATE OF THE UNION. SO, JESSE, BACK WHERE WE BEGAN BEFORE THE SHUTDOWN EVEN STARTED. SO NOW, THREE WEEKS TO GO.>>Jesse: YEAH, THANK GOD IT IS OVER RIGHT NOW. TRUMP LOST THE BATTLE SO WE HAVE TO WIN THE WAR AND GET SOMETHING OUT OF AN EMERGENCY DECLARATION AND IF HE DOESN’T GET SOMETHING DONE THEY ARE COMING HAS TO FLOAT THEM ASKED WHAT THE HELL’S.>>Dana: DO YOU THINK HE WILL DO NATIONAL EMERGENCY?>>Jesse: I THINK TOO FAR APART SO A NATIONAL EMERGENCY AND HAS TO GET REELECTED SO MORE OF A MANDATE, POLITICAL CAPITAL TO GET THE WELL-FUNDED. AT THIS POINT, THE LAST SHUTDOWN, THE SCHUMER SHUTDOWN AND THAT WAS PERFECTLY TEED UP TO THE PRESIDENT BECAUSE SCHUMER WAS PROTECTING ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS OVER VETERANS GETTING PAID. THIS DYNAMIC WAS TOTALLY DIFFERENT BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT TOOK OWNERSHIP OF THE SHUTDOWN AND THEN IT WAS THE BORDER WALL FUNDING VERSUS AMERICAN FEDERAL WORKERS GETTING PAID. AND THAT REALLY WASN’T A VERY GOOD DYNAMIC FOR HIM AND PELOSI OBSTRUCTED THE MEDIA SO SHE JUST WAITED HIM OUT. FIVE WEEKS LATER AND PEOPLE DIDN’T GET PAID AND THERE IS NO BORDER WALL. SO WHERE DO WE STAND? I DON’T KNOW. IT SEEMS LIKE THE AIRPLANE SITUATION, THE CALLOUS STATEMENT FROM THE CONGRESS SECRETARY, THE FBI DIRECTOR COMING OUT TO SAY WE ARE REOPENING THIS THING TO CRANK UP THE PRESSURE IN ORDER FOR THE PRESIDENT TO CHANGE GEARS.>>Dana: SO SOMETIMES LEADERS HAVE TO DO THAT, RIGHT, WELL, THIS ISN’T WORKING AND WE HAVE TO SWITCH GEARS.>>Jesse: WHAT HE SAID. WE LOST THE BATTLE BUT THERE WERE STILL GOING, OKAY. THIS IS TIRESOME, IT IS BORING AND IT IS INFURIATING AND IT IS FRUSTRATING BECAUSE THIS ISN’T PURE POLITICS, THIS IS A PETULANT REACTION TO A PHENOMENON, RIGHT? WALLS ARE NORMAL, WE HAVE WALLS BUT WILLING TO SPEND MORE MINING THEN ASKING FOR SO IT’S NOT ABOUT IMMIGRATION AT ALL. IT IS ABOUT TRUMP. WHETHER YOU LIKE HIM OR HATE HIM HE IS THE PHENOMENON FOR THE LAST TWO YEARS THAT CREATED THIS ANIMOSITY. THESE PEOPLE COME I DON’T SEE ANY COMPROMISE COMING IN THIS BECAUSE IF THE DEMOCRATS COMPROMISE, THE MEDIA WILL JUST RIP IT TO SHREDS. THIS IS A PERSONAL VENDETTA AGAINST TRUMP. THEY ARE PUTTING NOW SECURITY AND PUTTING THE GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, YOU KNOW TO THE SIDE IN FAVOR OF THEIR OWN PERSONAL TRUMP. THAT IS WHY I FIND IT BORING AND TIRESOME BECAUSE I KNOW THIS ISN’T GOING TO CHANGE. WE WILL GET TWO MORE YEARS, POSSIBLY SIX MORE YEARS OF THIS.>>Dana: AND I WANT TO ASK YOU YOU, DAN WE ARE BACK WHERE WE WERE BEFORE. TO THE PRESIDENT’S SUPPORTERS NOTE — DO NOT DO FAVORS INTO PUSHING HIM INTO FIGHTS HE CANNOT WIN?>>Dan: NO BECAUSE HE CAN WIN THIS. I THOUGHT SCHUMER HANDLE THAT AWFULLY. NANCY PELOSI CLEARLY UNDERSTOOD SHE HAD TO TOW THE METAL WHILE GIVING THE PRESS CONFERENCE. SCHUMER CAME UP LIKE A TOTAL SNAKE. TRUMP CAPITULATES THE GOVERNMENT AND WHAT THE SCHUMER DUKE, HE COMES OUT IN TWICE REPEATS THE POINT, YOU LEARNED A LESSON. THERE WAS NO NEED FOR THAT.>>Dana: YOU DON’T NEED TO BE A SORE LOSER. SPEED EIGHT HE SHOULD PULL THAT DEAL OFF OF THE TABLE, AND THE SECOND POINT, POLITICS IS ABOUTA SECOND POINT, POLITICS IS ABOUTD SECOND POINT, POLITICS IS ABOUTI DON’T MEAN MONEY FOR BUILDING A POLITICAL CAPITAL. THE PRESIDENT HAS THREE WEEKS TO RACE TO THE FINISH LINE TO GET A DEAL HIS BASE CAN REALLY CALL. IT WAS NOT A GREAT DAY FOR THE PRESIDENT.>>Dana: BUT IF HE DOESN’T DO THAT AND A NATIONAL EMERGENCY, DO YOU THINK THE BASE WOULD BE FINE WITH THAT?>>Dan: I’M NOT A HUGE FAN BUT CENTRALIZING POWER IN GOVERNMENT EVEN AN OFFICE AS A REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT AND I USED TO BE A HYPOCRITE ON THAT BUT HAVING SAID THAT, THE CONGRESS DID DELEGATE POWER BUT I DON’T AGREE WITH IT BUT IT IS THEY ARE.>>Dana: IT IS AN OPTION.>>Dan: AND IT MAY BE SOMETHING LIKE THAT BUT BUILDING THE WALL BY THE WAY IT MAKES IT THROUGH THE COURTS FROM A BOAT LOAD OF ALL BEFORE HE GETS IT.>>Dana: AND COMPLETED BY THEN THEN. MARIE, THE PRESIDENT SAID WE DON’T NEED 2,000 MILES OF A CONCRETE WALL. I’VE ALREADY SAID THAT, AND VOTED FOR BARRIERS, SO WHAT ARE WE FIGHTING OVER AT THIS POINT?>>Marie: I THINK DONALD TRUMP OR POLITICAL TEAMS SO WHAT HAPPENED IN THE SENATE YESTERDAY THAT MITCH McCONNELL WAS VERY SHREWD IN SETTING FORWARD BOTH BILLS TO SHOW DEMONSTRATING TO THE PRESIDENT THAT HIS PLAN HAD FEWER VOTES, ACTUALLY, AND EVENTUALLY WHAT HAPPENED. A CR TO FIGHT OVER THIS A FEW MORE WEEKS. THE PRESIDENT YESTERDAY AT THIS TIME THE WHITE HOUSE SAYING WE WILL DO ACR FOR THREE WEEKS FOR A VERY LARGE DOWN PAYMENT. THE PRESIDENT AGREED TO DO THAT WITH NO DOWN PAYMENT AND SO I THINK HE SAW THE POLITICAL WRITING FOR THE OVAL OFFICE TO ADDRESS AND ALL THE WAY HE’S BEEN MESSAGING. THE NUMBERS HAVE NOT MOVED AND HE’S GETTING BLAMED. I ACTUALLY THINK THAT GIVEN THE FACT THE DEMOCRATS FEEL LIKE THEY WON THIS ROUND, EMPOWERED TO MAKE A COMPROMISE. SOMETHING LIKE I SAID YESTERDAY, LET’S SAY $5 BILLION THAT INCLUDES BARRIERS WHERE EXPERTS THEY NEEDED AND THE PRESIDENT TODAY TALKING ABOUT EXPERTS. I LIKE THAT TOO, A COMMISSION –>>Jesse: THAT WAS A SCOTT ADAMS IDEA.>>Dan: BUT I THINK THE DEMOCRATS MAY FEEL EMPOWERED TO SAY, OKAY, NOW, WE ARE GOING TO COMPROMISE ON THIS IF WE GET DACA, GPS. I THINK THE OTHER LESSON FROM THIS, NANCY PELOSI IS SOMEONE I HAVE UNDERESTIMATED AS A DEMOCRAT. I WANTED SOMEBODY ELSE TO BE SPEAKER. I UNDERESTIMATED HER ABILITY TO WIN THE ROLL BACK IN HER UNDERESTIMATED HER TO GO TOE TO TOE-TO-TOE WITH TRUMP. THINGS ARE GOING TO BE DIFFERENT NOW. SHE SHOWED STRENGTH.>>Jesse: THEY ARE BOTH WORKHORSES AND SIMILAR IN AGE. RIGHT? SHE’S BEEN AROUND, HE’S BEEN AROUND, BUT WHAT ARE THEY FIGHTING FOR? YOU KNOW WHAT IT IS, THE UGLY IN A DIVORCE. THE UGLY FACE IN A DIVORCE. WHEN MARRIED, IMMIGRATION NOBODY WANTS TO TALK ABOUT IT. AND THEN THEY GET IN A FIGHT AND FIGHTING OVER, THEY DON’T EVEN LIKE THE VASE BUT THEY WILL FIGHT OVER IT EVEN THOUGH IT’S NOT A BIG DEAL. TO THE POINT YOU BROUGHT UP ABOUT THE PANEL OF EXPERTS AND ENGINEERS, ON THIS GROUP, IT’S A STEP FORWARD WHICH MEANS FOR THE WAR, HE COULD WIN THIS USING THAT.

Pentagon signs off on more than $3 billion to build border wall


US. LOU: THANK YOU FOR ALWAYS HAVING ATROPHIC REPORTING. THE PENTAGON SIGNING OFF AND ALMOST $4 BILLION IN MILITARY CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS TO BE TRANSFERRED TO BUILD 175 MILES WALL WITH THE BORDER WITH MEXICO. THE DEFENSE SECRETARY SAYS HALF OF THAT FUNDING COMES FROM PROJECTS IN THE UNITED STATES AND THE OTHER HALF FROM PROJECTS OVERSEAS, PRESIDENT TRUMP DECLARED A NATIONAL EMERGENCY IN FEBRUARY TO FREE UP THE MONEY

Doctors, nurses protesting Trump’s immigration policies


DAGEN: WELCOME BACK. MEMBERS OF THE SAN FRANCISCO MEDICAL COMMUNITY PROTESTING THE TRUMP ADMINITRATION’S IMMIGRATION POLICIES AND THE IMMIGRATIONS AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT PRACTICE OF PUTTING FAMILIES INTO CAMPS. JOINING ME NOW IS U.S. CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES ACTING DIRECTOR KEN CUC INELLI. GOOD MORNING, KEN.>> GOOD MORNING. DAGEN: WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THIS?>> WELL, YOU KNOW, NOT EVERYBODY AGREES WITH THE PRESIDENT’S POLICIES, AND THE PEOPLE AT I.C.E. ARE DOING A GREAT JOB FRANKLY AND THEY DO IT UNDER VERY DIFFICULT CIRCUMSTANCES. THE PROTESTS YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT ARE PRETTY DARN MILD COMPARED TO A LOT OF WHAT THEY’RE FACING IN THEIR JOB DAY-TO-DAY SO I THINK AMERICANS REALLY OUGHT TO APPRECIATE A LOT MORE OF WHAT THEY DO TO KEEP US ALL SAFE, AND THE PRESIDENT’S MADE IT VERY CLEAR, WITH THE FLORES RULE LAST WEEK, AND PUBLIC CHARGE THE WEEK BEFORE THAT. YOU KNOW, WE’RE RAMPING UP TO EXECUTE ON HIS AGENDA AND IT’S HAVING A REAL MEANINGFUL EFFECT, IF YOU LOOK AT THE NUMBERS COMING ACROSS-THE-BOARDER ILLEGALLY THIS SUMMER THEY CONTINUE TO GRADUALLY DECLINE. WE HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO. IT’S HARD TO GET DOWN TO A LEGITIMATE LEVEL AND NON-CRISIS LEVEL WITHOUT CONGRESS’ ENGAGEMENT AND THEY HAVE BEEN NOTABLY ABSENT IN THIS EFFORT. DAGEN: KEN, I WANT TO POINT SOMETHING OUT TOO. WE TALK ABOUT SAN FRANCISCO. AND SAN FRANCISCO WHEN IT COMES TO FEDERAL IMMIGRATION LAWS, THEY DON’T APPLY. THEY’RE IGNORED AS A SANCTUARY CITY, A SANCTUARY STATE SO IF THEY ARE WORRIED ABOUT THE HEALTH OF INDIVIDUALS COMING INTO THIS COUNTRY ILLEGALLY THEN MAYBE THEY SHOULD TRY TO ENFORCE THOSE LAWS IN THAT CITY.>> WELL THERE’S NO QUESTION THAT WHEN WE HAVE COOPERATION LOCALLY, EVERYTHING WORKS MORE SMOOTHLY, AND A LOT OF THESE PEOPLE, LIKE THE ONES PROTESTING THERE, THEY’RE JUST KIDDING THEMSELVES ABOUT WHAT’S ACTUALLY GOING ON. THE HUMAN TRAFFICKING THAT’S GOING ON, THE DRUG TRAFFICKING, WEAPONS TRAFFICKING, INCLUDING IN CHILDREN IN THE HUMAN TRAFFIC KING PIECE, IS A TRAGEDY OF ITS OWN. THE FLORES RULE LAST WEEK WILL FINALLY ALLOW US TO KEEP FAMILIES TOGETHER FOR MORE THAN 20 DAYS, AND IT STOPS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FROM BEING USED EFFECTIVELY AS THE LAST MILE IN HUMAN TRAFFICKING CHAIN, WHICH IS WHAT DRUG SMUGGLERS AND THE CARTELS WERE DOING GIVEN THE NATURE OF OUR LAWS. WE HAVE OPPONENTS, WE HAVE SOME VERY EVIL PEOPLE IN THIS HEMISPHERE WHO ARE USING OUR OWN SYSTEM AGAINST US AS THEY ATTEMPT TO OVERWHELM IT AT THE BORDER. DAGEN: REALLY QUICKLY, KEN I WANT TO ASK ABOUT THE BORDER WALL. PRESIDENT TRUMP’S ONE OF THE BIGGEST CAMPAIGN PROMISES COME UP A LITTLE SHORT. PARTS OF THE BORDER WALL HAVE BEEN REPLACED BUT TO DATE NOT A SINGLE MILE OF NEW BORDER WALL HAS BEEN BUILT. YOUR REACTION TO THAT? WELL WE’RE AT 60 MILES AND COUNTING, AND WE’RE AVERAGING ABOUT A MILE A WEEK, SINCE MAY, AND WITH THE BIG WIN IN COURT RECENTLY FOR THE PRESIDENT, TO ALLOW THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE TO JUMP INTO THIS EFFORT, WE’RE NOW GOING TO START SEEING ESSENTIALLY TWO BORDER WALL BUILDING EFFORTS GOING ON IN PARALLEL. THE ONE RUN BY CUSTOMS BORDER PROTECTION OF COURSE THEY MANAGE ALL OF IT, BUT THEY RUN ONE, AND THEN DOD BRINGS ITS OWN FUNDING TO ANOTHER AND THE COURTS HAVE RECENTLY JUST RELEASED THAT SO YOU’LL SEE TREMENDOUS ACCELERATION OF THIS AS WE GO THROUGH THIS YEAR AND INTO NEXT YEAR AND I THINK YOU’LL BY THE END OF NEXT YEAR YOU’LL SEE OVER 400 MILES OF WALL BUILT UNDER

Rick Scott: We’ll never get a deal with China


SPEAK. ROUGHLY A HALF PERCENTAGE POINT UP FOR THE DOW INDUSTRIALS.>>>PRESIDENT TRUMP MAKES A DEAL WITH MEXICO TO CUT DOWN ON ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION AND HAVE THEM PROTECT THEIR SOUTHERN BORDER. JOINING US NOW, SENATOR RICK SCOTT, REPUBLICAN, FLORIDA. MR. SENATOR, THEY’RE GOING TO PROTECT THEIR SOUTHERN BORDER BUT WE STILL HAVEN’T FIXED OURS. OUR SOUTHERN BORDER IS NOT FIXED. WHAT’S CONGRESS GOING TO DO ABOUT THIS, SIR?>>WELL, FIRST UP, I THINK IT’S PROMISING THE PRESIDENT, I WAS JUST WITH SECRETARY POMPEO, THEY WORKED TOGETHER TO GET AN AGREEMENT WITH MEXICO. HOPEFULLY MEXICO WILL LIVE UP TO THAT AND HELP US STOP THE CRISIS ON OUR BORDER. BUT I DON’T GET IT. THE DEMOCRATS IN OUR COUNTRY, THEY DO NOT WANT TO HAVE A SECURE BORDER. IT’S AS SIMPLE AS THAT. WHY DO THEY NOT WANT TO SECURE OUR BORDER. THEY WON’T PROVIDE THE FUNDING, THEY WON’T CHANGE THE ASYLUM LAWS, THEY WILL DO NOTHING TO SECURE THIS BORDER. SO IT MAKES NO SENSE TO ME. STUART: WELL, MAY I INTERRUPT, SIR. YOU ARE A UNITED STATES SENATOR BUT I’M GOING TO INTERRUPT ANYWAY. I DON’T THINK THEY WANT TO GIVE THE PRESIDENT A WIN OF ANY KIND. IF THEY WERE TO HELP HIM FIX OUR BORDER, THEY WOULD BE HELPING HIM WIN. THAT’S WHY THEY WILL DO NOTHING FOREVER.>>BUT STUART, THIS IS — YOU’VE GOT TO REPRESENT THE PEOPLE IN YOUR STATE. IF YOU GO AROUND THIS COUNTRY, INCLUDING MY STATE OF FLORIDA, AND WE ARE NOT ON THE BORDER, THEY WANT BORDER SECURITY. THEY WANT LEGAL IMMIGRATION AND THEY WANT TO STOP ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION. SO IT’S PRETTY SIMPLE TO ME AND I DON’T GET TO WHY WHETHER YOU PLAY POLITICS OR WHETHER YOU ARE TRYING TO REPRESENT YOUR CITIZENS, THE RIGHT THING TO DO IS SECURE THIS BORDER. THE DEMOCRATS NEED TO SHOW UP AND START DOING THEIR JOB. STUART: OKAY. NEXT POINT ABOUT VENEZUELA. AGAIN, NOTHING IS BEING DONE THERE. THE SITUATION IS PROLONGED, STARVATION OF PEOPLE ON A MASS SCALE, BUT NOTHING IS BEING DONE. THE SITUATION IS UNCHANGED. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT THAT, SIR?>>WELL, FIRST OFF, I HAVE A 3-YEAR-OLD GRANDSON. IF HE WAS LIVING IN VENEZUELA RIGHT NOW HE WOULD BE STARVING TO DEATH. I WAS JUST WITH THE FOREIGN MINISTER OF SPAIN WHO WAS HERE ON FRIDAY, TRYING TO GET EUROPEANS TO STEP UP TO DO MORE. I THINK IT’S POSITIVE WHAT THE PRESIDENT IS DOING. I THINK STOPPING THE CRUISE INDUSTRY FROM GOING INTO CUBA, I THINK THE NEXT THING IS WE’VE GOT TO DO A BLOCKADE. WE HAVE TO DO A BLOCKADE OF CUBA SO THERE’S NO OIL THAT FLOWS FROM VENEZUELA TO CUBA BECAUSE THE KEY IS CUBA. VENEZUELA IS SENDING OIL TO CUBA. THAT’S WHY THE CUBANS HAVE 20,000, 25,000 PEOPLE THERE SUPPORTING MADURO. THE NEXT STOP IS WE HAVE TO DO THE BLOCKADE. I KNOW WE ARE CONTINUING TO RACHET THINGS UP. I FEEL SORRY FOR KIDS LIKE THE 3-YEAR-OLD LIKE MY GRANDSON THAT IF HE WAS LIVING THERE, WE HAVE A MOM SAYING HONEY, I DON’T HAVE ANY FOOD FOR YOU TODAY. STUART: I KNOW I HAVE ASKED YOU THIS BEFORE, MR. SENATOR, BUT YOU ARE FROM THE WORLD OF PRIVATE ENTERPRISE. YOU ARE USED TO DOING SOMETHING, GETTING THINGS DONE. NOW YOU ARE IN THE UNITED STATES SENATE AND NOTHING’S GETTING DONE, EVEN THOUGH OUR PRESIDENT WANTS TO MOVE FORWARD. YOU MUST BE FRUSTRATED WITH THIS.>>IT’S, YOU KNOW, ONE, IT’S DYSFUNCTIONAL BUT TWO, YOU JUST GET REALLY DISAPPOINTED THAT YOU KNOW PROBLEMS, YOU KNOW THAT WE’VE GOT TO SECURE OUR BORDER. YOU KNOW THAT WE’VE GOT TO, YOU KNOW, DO SOMETHING ABOUT VENEZUELA. YOU KNOW THAT WE’VE GOT TO FIGHT SOME OF THESE ISSUES. AND THE DEMOCRATS JUST WANT TO SIT ON THE SIDELINES AND DO NOTHING. WHY DID THEY RUN IF YOU DON’T WANT TO DO SOMETHING. STUART: IS THE REPUBLICAN PARTY UNITED BEHIND PRESIDENT TRUMP IN HIS FIGHT ON TRADE WITH CHINA?>>OH, I THINK SO. YOU KNOW, I JUST PUT OUT AN OP-ED PIECE TODAY ABOUT THAT. I THINK PEOPLE ARE UNDERSTANDING, NOW I PERSONALLY DO NOT BELIEVE WE WILL EVER GET A DEAL WITH CHINA. I TOLD BOB LIGHTHIZER THAT LAST NIGHT WHEN I SAW HIM. I THINK IT’S CLEAR THAT WE WILL NEVER GET A DEAL DONE WITH THEM, BECAUSE THEY — THINK ABOUT THIS, STUART. WHEN YOU ARE NEGOTIATING A DEAL, IF THE OTHER SIDE NEGOTIATE A POINT, YOU AGREE AND THE OTHER SIDE BACKS OFF, YOU LOSE ALL THE TRUST, THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT THEY DID IN THIS DEAL. THERE WILL NEVER BE A DEAL WITH CHINA. WE HAVE TO STOP BUYING CHINESE GOODS. STOP BUYING THEM. ALL AMERICANS HAVE TO SAY THEY ARE OUR ENEMY, THEY ARE NOT SUPPORTING US, THEY ARE HELPING MADURO IN VENEZUELA, THEY ARE DOING ALL SORTS OF THINGS THAT IMPACT OUR ECONOMY, AND IMPACT OUR WAY OF LIFE. STUART: HARD LINE SENATOR RICK

AG Barr making major changes to immigration courts


MILLION CASES. JOINING ME NOW, NATIONAL BORDER PATROL COUNCIL VICE PRESIDENT. ART, GREAT TO SEE YOU AGAIN. HAVE WE FINALLY FOUND A WAY AROUND SOME OF THESE ASYLUM RULES THAT HAVE BEEN SUCH A LURE FOR ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION?>>WELL, I MEAN, THIS CERTAINLY IS SOMETHING HUGE THAT IS GOING TO HELP, AND I WILL ADD, NOT ONLY IS IT SOMETHING THAT HELPS STOP THESE ASYLUM CLAIMS, BUT PEOPLE ARE COMPLAINING ABOUT DETAINING THESE INDIVIDUALS LONGER, BUT WHAT IT IS GOING TO DO, IT IS GOING TO GIVE IMMIGRATION OFFICERS THE TIME TO TALK TO THESE PEOPLE AND DETERMINE WHO IS AN ACTUAL GUARDIAN OF THESE MINORS AND WHO IS NOT. DAVID: GREAT POINT.>>YOU HAVE GOT TO REMEMBER, THE CRIMINAL ORGANIZATION IS BRINGING THESE KIDS KNOWING HEY WITHIN 20 DAYS, WE WILL BE RELEASED, SO WHAT’S HAPPENING IS THEY ARE USING THESE MINORS AS PAWNS FOR THEIR CRIMINAL GAME. WE DON’T KNOW IF SOME OF THESE KIDS ARE ACTUALLY RELATED TO THESE INDIVIDUALS. THIS GIVES IMMIGRATION THE EXTRA TIME SO WE CAN FIGURE OUT IF THESE ARE LEGITIMATE NOT ONLY LEGITIMATE ASYLUM CLAIMS, BUT WE NEED TO SEE IF THEY ARE LEGITIMATELY FAMILY MEMBERS, AND THAT IS IMPORTANT. I DON’T UNDERSTAND HOW ANYBODY WOULD AGAINST IT. TO BE AGAINST SOMETHING LIKE THIS MEANS YOU REALLY DON’T CARE ABOUT THESE CHILDREN. DAVID: IT IS EXTRAORDINARY THAT THE LEFT HAS KIDNAPPED THE WHOLE IDEA OF COMPASSION. THEY SAY, YOU KNOW, THEY’RE THE ONLY ONES WITH THE COMPASSION, YET, I THINK IT IS VERY UNCOMPASSIONATE — IT IS THE OPPOSITE OF COMPASSION TO ALLOW CHILDREN TO BE PUT IN THE HAND OF SMUGGLERS, SMUGGLERS WHO ARE NOT RELATED TO THEM.>>DEFINITELY, IT HAS CREATED A MAGNET TO ALLOW THESE INDIVIDUALS, ONE, TO BREAK OUR LAWS, TWO, TO MAKE FALSE CLAIMS TO ASYLUM AND DEFINITELY IT’S PUT KIDS AT RISK. THANK GOD THAT WE HAVE INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX, THAT ARE GOING FORWARD WITH THIS AND REALISTICALLY THEY ARE NOT GOING TO GET THE CREDIT THEY DESERVE, BUT NOT ONLY ARE THEY STOPPING FALSE ASYLUM, THEY ARE SAVING A LOT OF KIDS’ LIVES AND THAT’S IMPORTANT. DAVID: LET’S TALK ABOUT HOW THE ATTORNEY GENERAL IS GETTING INVOLVED IN THIS. WE HAVE A TERRIFIC ATTORNEY GENERAL RIGHT NOW WHO IS OPERATING ON SO MANY FRONTS, BUT ONE OF THOSE FRONTS IS IMMIGRATION. HE WANTS TO APPOINT TOUGHER IMMIGRATION JUDGES. APPARENTLY THERE HAVE BEEN JUDGES THAT HAVE BEEN PERFECTLY OKAY WITH A MILLION CASES BACKLOGGED IN THE IMMIGRATION SYSTEM, BUT THERE ARE OTHER JUDGES WHO ARE MUCH TOUGHER, WANT TO SEE THAT CLEARED OUT. WILL THAT HELP?>>I MEAN, I DON’T SEE IT AS THEM APPOINTING TOUGHER JUDGES. I SEE IT AS THEY ARE APPOINTING JUDGES THAT WILL BE EFFICIENT AND GET THE JOB DONE, AND THAT’S SOMETHING THAT DEFINITELY NEEDS TO BE DONE. THE AMOUNT OF BACKLOGGED CASES IS JUST RIDICULOUS. AND I THINK THE CRIMINAL ORGANIZATIONS HAVE EXPLOITED THAT, AND THEY’VE USED THAT TO THEIR ADVANTAGE, KNOWING FULLY WELL THAT THESE INDIVIDUALS WILL BE JUST CAUGHT AND LEASED IN THE COUNTRY — RELEASED IN THE COUNTRY. DAVID: OF COURSE THEY HAVE. BACK HOME AND WHAT INNOCENT U.S. CITIZENS ARE GOING THROUGH AS A RESULT OF SOME OF THIS CRISIS, NOT ONLY THOSE ON THE BORDER, BUT ONCE THE ILLEGALS SPREAD OUT AND DO NOT ACTUALLY GO BACK TO THE CORRIDORS THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO AND SETTLE ELSEWHERE. A LOT OF THEM ARE CRIMINALS. NEW DATA FROM THE DOJ ON FEDERAL ARREST OVER ILLEGALS, OVER A 20 YEAR PERIOD, I WAS UNAWARE THAT 64% OF ALL FEDERAL ARRESTS WERE OF NON-U.S. CITIZENS. 64% WERE NON-U.S. CITIZENS.>>AND WHAT’S RIDICULOUS IS YOU HEAR INDIVIDUALS THAT THEY WANT TO MAKE UP FOR THAT, AND THEY SAY WELL, WE HAVE CRIMINALS IN THE UNITED STATES. I KNOW WE HAVE CRIMINALS HERE. BUT IT DOESN’T MEAN WE NEED TO START IMPORTING ANYMORE. WE’RE NOT AGAINST IMMIGRATION. EVERYONE NEEDS TO BE CLEAR ABOUT THAT. WE’RE VERY PRO-IMMIGRATION. BUT WE’RE PRO-LEGAL IMMIGRATION. THERE’S A RIGHT WAY TO DO THINGS, AND THERE’S A WRONG WAY TO DO THINGS. DAVID: YOU DON’T WANT CRIMINALS COMING IN, AND YOU WANT PEOPLE COMING IN WHO ARE GOING TO BE WORKING HARD AND WHO WE NEED. THAT’S ANOTHER REASON WHY WE’VE GOT TO GET TO A MERIT-BASED SYSTEM, A SYSTEM WHERE WE’RE ABLE TO DECIDE WHO COMES IN AND WE DO HAVE JOBS AVAILABLE FOR PEOPLE WITH PARTICULAR SKILLS, TRY TO MATCH THOSE PEOPLE WITH THOSE JOB NEEDS THAT WE HAVE.>>THE SIMPLEST WAY I HAVE EXPLAINED IT TO PEOPLE, IT DOESN’T MATTER WHETHER YOU ARE ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE AISLE, OR THE LEFT SIDE OF THE AISLE, WHEN YOU ARE AT HOME, YOU WANT INDIVIDUALS TO KNOCK ON YOUR DOOR, AND YOU WANT TO MAKE THE DECISION ON WHO YOU ALLOW IN YOUR HOME, AND WHO YOU DON’T, YOU WANT INDIVIDUALS BREAKING THROUGH YOUR WINDOWS OR COMING IN UNANNOUNCED. THAT’S WHAT IT COMES DOWN TO. WE SHOULD HAVE IT AT OUR NATION’S BORDERS. DAVID: THAT’S A GOOD ANALYSIS. THE CBP WASN’T APPARENTLY COLLECTING DNA SAMPLES FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME. THAT WAS A PROBLEM WHEN YOU’RE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHO IS WHO, WHO IS RELATED TO WHOM, WHETHER A PERSON HAS A BACKGROUND OR JUST GETTING THE DNA SAMPLES SO YOU CAN TRACK THAT PERSON IF THEY DO GET INVOLVED IN CRIMINAL ACTIVITY. IS THAT CHANGING NOW?>>THAT SHOULD BE CHANGING, AND HONESTLY, A LOT OF THESE CHANGES THAT ARE HAPPENING, YOU KNOW, I SOUND LIKE I’M CHEERLEADING, BUT THE HONEST TO GOODNESS TRUTH IS, WE HAVE A PRESIDENT THAT’S CARING ABOUT THE IMMIGRATION SYSTEM. WE HAVE A PRESIDENT THAT’S CARING ABOUT AMERICAN CITIZENS AND MOVING FORWARD, I HOPE IT CONTINUES, BUT WE’RE VERY GRATEFUL RIGHT NOW. WE’RE IN A POSITION RIGHT NOW WHERE WE CAN’T TAKE A STEP BACK, AND AS I HAVE SAID MANY TIMES BEFORE, ILLEGAL IS NOT A RACE. STOP MAKING IT ABOUT RACE. DAVID: ABSOLUTELY.>>WE ALL NEED TO START BEHAVING LIKE AMERICANS. DAVID: ABSOLUTELY. WE’RE GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT THAT LATER IN THE PROGRAM, BUT TO PUT THIS IN A RACIAL CONTEXT IS ABSURD.

Iran threatens more action to breach nuclear deal


THE MOMENT. TOP STORY THIS HOUR IS THE TENSION WITH TEHRAN. IRAN IS THREATENING FURTHER ACTION TO BREACH THE 2015 NUCLEAR AGREEMENT IF THE U.S. DOES NOT RELIEVE THE SANCTIONS THAT ARE IN PLACE WHICH HAVE IN FACT IMPACTED THE IRANIAN ECONOMY AND THAT IS ONE OF THE ISSUES. THE REGIME BEGINNING TO ENRICH URANIUM BEYOND THE LIMITS AGREED IN THE NUCLEAR ACCORD. IRAN’S FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESPERSON IS WARNING THAT TEHRAN IS PREPARED TO RAMP UP ITS NUCLEAR WEAPONS PROGRAM SHOULD IT BE NECESSARY, HE SAID. VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE ISSUED A WARNING TO IRAN YESTERDAY. WATCH.>>LET ME BE CLEAR. IRAN SHOULD NOT CONFUSE AMERICAN RESTRAINT WITH A LACK OF AMERICAN RESOLVE. WE WILL CONTINUE TO OWE POSE OPP WE WILL CONTINUE TO OWE POSE OPS WE WILL CONTINUE TO OWE POSE OPE WE WILL CONTINUE TO OWE POSE OPI WE WILL CONTINUE TO OWE POSE OPA WE WILL CONTINUE TO OWE POSE OP’ WE WILL CONTINUE TO OWE POSE OPS MALIGNED INFLUENCE, WE WILL CONTINUE TO BRING PRESSURE ON THEIR ECONOMY AND UNDER PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP AMERICA WILL NEVER ALLOW IRAN TO OBTAIN A NUCLEAR WEAPON. [ CHEERING AND APPLAUSE ] MARIA: JOINING ME RIGHT NOW IS TEXAS CONGRESSMAN, HOUSE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE RANKING MEMBER, MATT THORNBERRY HERE. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US.>>THANKS FOR HAVING ME. MARIA: HOW SERIOUS IS THE THREAT WITH IRAN? SHOULD THE U.S. BE RESPONDING TO THESE PROVOCATIONS?>>WELL, THAT’S WHAT IRAN IS TRYING TO PROVOKE. THEY ARE INTENTIONALLY DIALING UP TENSIONS TO CREATE A CRISIS IN THE HOPES THAT THEY CAN DIVIDE THE U.S. AND EUROPE AND THAT SOMEBODY WILL COME RUSHING IN WITH SOME SANCTIONS RELIEF, JUST SO THEY DIAL BACK THE CRISIS THAT THEY CREATED. AND THEY TRIED BOMBING TANKERS TO SEE IF THAT HELPS INCREASE THE PRICE OF I THEY HAVE SHOT DOWN A DRONE OF THE U.S. AND NOW THEY’RE ON THE NUCLEAR PATH, JUST TO SEE WHAT SORT OF REACTION THEY CAN GET. MARIA: SO WHERE YOU DOES THIS GO? I MEAN, OBVIOUSLY THE PRESIDENT HAS SAID HE DOESN’T WANT A WAR BUT DO YOU SEE MILITARY ACTION NECESSARY?>>WELL, IT DEPENDS ON WHAT THEY DO. IF THEY ATTACK U.S. TROOPS, ABSOLUTELY. AND THERE HAS BEEN INFORMATION THAT THAT IS ONE OF THE THINGS THEY’RE CONSIDERING, ALLOWING THEIR PROXIES TO ATTACK OUR TROOPS IN IRAQ OR ELSEWHERE. SO THAT IS VERY SIGNIFICANT. AGAIN, I THINK IRAN IS FOLLOWING THE NORTH KOREA PLAYBOOK, DIAL UP THE TENSIONS, CREATE A CRISIS, AND HOPE THAT THEY CAN GET SOME SANCTIONS RELIEF WHEN EVERYBODY COMES RUSHING IN WITH RELIEF THAT IT’S NOT AS BAD AS YOU THOUGHT IT COULD BE. FOR US, I THINK THE KEY IS STAY CLOSE WITH EUROPE AND NOW THERE ARE INDICATIONS THAT THE EUROPEANS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THIS INCREASING ENRICH PMENT BECAUSE THAT VIOLATES WHAT THEY THOUGHT THEY WERE ACHIEVING IN THE NUCLEAR AGREEMENT. STAY CLOSE WITH EUROPE AND KEEP A STRONG MILITARY PRESENCE. I DON’T THINK IT’S A COINCIDENCE THAT THESE TENSIONS STARTED WHEN WE DID NOT HAVE A CARRIER PRESENCE IN THE PERSIAN GULF. SO THEY’RE WATCHING THESE THINGS. NOW WE DO. NOW WE HAVE A STRONGER MILITARY PRESENCE AND I THINK THAT’S GOOD. MARIA: WOW. OKAY. WELL, IT’S BEEN SLOW-GOING FOR EUROPE, BY THE WAY.>>ABSOLUTELY. MARIA: KICKING AND SCREAMING, NOT WANTING TO SEPARATE BUSINESSES FROM IRAN. LET ME TURN TO DEFENSE SPENDING IN ALL OF THIS, ALL OF THESE PRESSURES GOING ON ACROSS THE WORLD, LATER TODAY YOU’RE GIVING A SPEECH ON WHY A STRONG MILITARY IS VITAL FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH. TELL ME ABOUT DEFENSE SPENDING. YOU’VE GOT A BUDGET DEADLINE COMING UP. ARE WE GOING TO SEE ANOTHER DEBT CEILING DEBATE?>>THE DEBT CEILING HAS TO BE DEALT WITH AND IT’S A FORCING FUNCTION TO MAKE CONGRESS COME TO GRIPS WITH THE BUDGET, THE FUNDING FOR THE GOVERNMENT, FOR THE NEXT YEAR. I SUSPECT THAT WILL BE SEPTEMBER. WE COULD DO IT NOW, IF THERE WERE JUST THE POLITICAL WILL. JUST TO BACK UP FOR A SECOND. REMEMBER, DEFENSE SPENDING WAS CUT ABOUT 20% IN THE OBAMA YEARS. WE’VE MADE UP ABOUT HALF OF THAT. SO WE HAVE NOT EVEN GONE BACK TO MAKE UP THE CUTS THAT WERE MADE DURING THE OBAMA YEARS. MEANWHILE, THE WORLD HAS GOTTEN MORE DANGEROUS. WE SEE INCREASED THREATS CHINA. WE’VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT IRAN, NORTH KOREA, RUSSIA, TERRORISTS HAVE NOT GONE AWAY. SO JUST LIKE ANY OTHER ORGANIZATION, WITH ORGANIZATION, WHAH ORGANIZATION, WHAT THE DEFENSE DEPARTMENT NEEDS IS SOME STABILITY SO THEY CAN PLAN. IF YOU’RE GOING TO INVEST IN NEW PROGRAMS LIKE LASERS AND HYPER SONICS AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE YOU NEED TO KNOW WHAT YOUR BUDGET IS AND YOU NEED TO BE ABLE TO PLAN ON IT. SO HOPEFULLY WE CAN GET ANOTHER 3% INCREASE IN DEFENSE SPENDING, THAT’S WHAT THE EXPERTS TOLD US WE NEED, JUST TO STAY EVEN WITH RUSSIA AND CHINA. THAT’S THE GOAL. UNFORTUNATELY, DEFENSE BECOMES A POLITICAL FOOTBALL AS PEOPLE TRY TO LEVERAGE IT FOR SPENDING IN OTHER AREAS. MARIA: WORRIED SHOULD WE BE THAT CHINA APPARENTLY IS AHEAD OF US ON AI, IS AHEAD OF US ON SOME OF THESE NEW INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND — 5G?>>WE SHOULD BE VERY WORRIED. BECAUSE THEY ARE TARGETING TECHNOLOGIES THAT THEY THINK WILL HURT US. ONE OF THE AREAS IS COUNTER SPACE, SO THEY CAN KNOCK DOWN SATELLITES. THAT’S PART OF THE REASON THAT CONGRESS AND THE PRESIDENT HAVE COME TOGETHER TO CREATE A NEW SPACE ORGANIZATION SO WE CAN DO A BETTER JOB. YOU’RE RIGHT, AI, HYPER SONICS, A NUMBER OF THESE AREAS, CHINA IS ACTUALLY LEADING US AND IT’S NOT JUST A COMPETITION. IT’S SPECIFIC AREAS THAT THEY THINK WILL PREVENT US FROM DEFENDING OURSELVES AND OUR ALLIES. SO IT’S VERY TARGETED, IT’S VERY SMART AND WE’RE SCRAMBLING TO CATCH UP. MARIA: WE LOOK AT THE ECONOMIC SIDE OF THIS DISPUTE BETWEEN THE U.S. AND CHINA BUT IT’S REALLY THE NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUES THAT ARE PARAMOUNT HERE AND YOU’RE DEALING — THE U.S. IS DEALING WITH THESE NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUES WITH REGARD TO CHINA AS THE CLOCK IS TICKING ON THE GOVERNMENT FACING A POTENTIAL DEFAULT. THERE’S A NEW WARNING THAT THE GOVERNMENT RUNS OUT OF BORROWING POWER IN EARLY SEPTEMBER. YOU JUST MENTIONED THE DEBATE ON THE DEBT CEILING. HOW ARE WE GOING TO COMMUNICATE THIS TO THE CONGRESS, TO YOUR COLLEAGUES, TO MAKE SURE PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THE THREAT OF NATIONAL SECURITY THAT CHINA REPRESENTS AND TO MAKE SURE THAT THE BUDGET ISSUES GO AWAY?>>WELL, WE DO MAKE IT HARD ON OURSELVES. THERE’S NO QUESTION. AND IF YOU LOOK AT CHINA, THEY HAVE THIS FULL RANGE OF TOOLS FROM MILITARY TO ECONOMIC AND TRADE THAT THEY USE FOR A DESIGNED, FOES DESIGNED, FOCS DESIGNED, FOCUSED PURPOSE. AND WE HAVE PROBLEMS GETTING THE DEFENSE DEPARTMENT TO TALK TO THE STATE DEPARTMENT. WE MAKE IT HARD FOR OURSELVES. I DON’T THINK THERE’S REALLY ANY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE PARTIES ABOUT THE LONG-TERM THREAT THAT CHINA POSES. BOTH PARTIES YOU AGREE. THE CHALLENGE WE GET IS PEOPLE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE AISLE WANT TO SAY OKAY, I’LL GIVE YOU MORE FOR DEFENSE BUT YOU HAVE TO GIVE ME MORE FOR HOUSING, EDUCATION OR SOME OTHER SOCIAL PROGRAM. IT’S USING DEFENSE AS A POLITICAL FOOTBALL RATHER THAN NATIONAL SECURITY ON ITS MERITS STRAIGHT-UP THAT PRESENT US THE POLITICAL PROBLEM OF GETTING THINGS DONE IN WASHINGTON. MARIA: LET ME ASK YOU ABOUT THIS REPORT FROM THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER, REPORTING THAT DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSWOMAN VERONICA ESCOBAR IS SEE SECRETLY SENDING STAFF INTO MEXICO TO COACH YOU ASYLUM SEEKERS. CONGRESSWOMAN ESCOBAR RESPONDED TO THE CLAIMS OVER TWITTER. SHE WROTE THIS, THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER PUBLISHED A FABRICATED STORY RESULTING IN DEATH THREATS AGAINST ME AND MY STAFF. IT’S FUELED BY MIGS IT’S FUELED BY MISS IT’S FUELED BY MISINFORMATION. IT WON’T DETER ME FROM DOING MY JOB AND UPHOLDING MY OATH AND PUSHING FOR ACCOUNTABILITY. DO YOU KNOW IF SHE IS HELPING ASYLUM SEEKERS?>>I DO NOT KNOW. I HEARD OF THE REPORTS BUT I DON’T ION’T IDO’T IDON’T KNOW WHETHER THAT’S HAPPENING. ANY MEMBER OF CONGRESS THOSE BE CAREFUL ABOUT OBVIOUSLY ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO BREAK THE LAW AND GETTING INVOLVED PERSONALLY IN FOREIGN POLICY SORTS OF ISSUES. SO THIS IS DANGEROUS TERRITORY. I DON’T KNOW IF THERE’S ANY TRUTH IN THE ALLEGATIONS OR NOT PERSONALLY BUT IT’S A PLACE WHERE MEMBERS OF CONGRESS NEED TO BE CAREFUL. MARIA: ARE YOUR COLLEAGUES ON THE LEFT ADD THE LEFT ADMITTING THIS IS A CRISIS? WHAT DO WE NEED TO DO IN TERMS OF THE BORDER WITH REGARD TO NATIONAL SECURITY?>>ENGINEERLY EVERYBODY AGREES — I THINK NEARLY EVERYBODY AGREES IT’S A CRISIS, THAT WE’RE OVERWHELMED AT THE BORDER. THAT’S THE REASON WHY WE SAW DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS PASS A BORDER SUPPLEMENTAL BILL. EVEN THOUGH THE PROGRESSIVE SOCIALIST WING OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY WAS CRITICAL OF IT. I THINK MOST PEOPLE WHO ARE LOOKING AT THE FACTS UNDERSTAND THIS IS A CRISIS. BUT OBVIOUSLY WE’RE JUST TREATING — HELPING ALLEVIATE A LITTLE OF THE SYMPTOMS. THERE NEEDS TO BE GREATER ATTENTION PAID IN CENTRAL AMERICA. WE’VE GOT TO CHANGE OUR ASYLUM LAWS TO REDUCE THE MAGNET THAT IS DRAWING PEOPLE HERE AND WE’VE GOT TO HAVE MORE BORDER SECURITY. IT’S THIS COMBINATION OF THINGS. I BET YOU COULD GET MOST MEMBERS OF CONGRESS IN A ROOM AND 75% OF WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE THEY WOULD AGREE UPON. MARIA: DO YOU THINK SOMETHING CAN GET DONE ON ASYLUM LAWS AN ASYLUM STANDARDS THIS YEAR?>>IT COULD. MARIA: IT COULD. BUT WILL IT?>>I DOUBT IT. BECAUSE IT’S BECOME A POLITICAL FOOTBALL FOR BOTH SIDES. AND THAT’S THE TRAGEDY, NUMBER ONE, A PROBLEM’S NOT GETTING SOLVED AND NUMBER TWO, REAL HUMAN BEINGS ARE CAUGHT UP IN THE POLITICAL FOOTBALL NATURE OF THE IMMIGRATION DEBATES. WE COULD AGREE ON A NUMBER OF THINGS THAT WOULD MAKE IT BETTER, NOT SOLVE EVERYBODY, BUT WE COULD MACK IT WE COULD MAKK IT WE COULD MAKE IT BETTER. MARIA: RIGHT NOW, WHAT DO OUR VIEWERS NEED TO UNDERSTAND IN TERMS OF THE MOST IMPORTANT RISKS?>>THE MOST IMPORTANT RISK IS THAT THE UNITED STATES WOULD DECIDE WE’RE GOING TO WITHDRAW FROM ENGAGEMENT IN THE WORLD AND WEAKEN OUR MILITARY. BECAUSE OUR QUALITY OF LIFE DEPENDS ON A STRONG MILITARY AND

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S&L DON’T MISS A MOMENT IT HAVE IT THIS MORNING FIRST OUR TOP STORY DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY KYRSTEN NEIL SON REPLACED BY U.S. CUSTOM BORDER PATROL COMMISSIONER KEVIN, PRESIDENT TRUMP TWEETED ABOUT IT HE SAID THIS, MORE APPREHENSIONS AND ATURE AT THE SOUTHERN BORDER THAT IN MANY YEARS BOARLD PATROL AMAZING. COUNTRY IS FULL. SYSTEM HAS BEEN BROKEN FOR MANY YEARS DEMOCRATS IN CONGRESS MUST AGREE TO FIX LOOPHOLES. NO OPEN BORDERS, CRIMES AND DRUG, WILL CLOSE SOUTHERN BORDER IF NECESSARY, WRITES THE PRESIDENT. MEXICO MUST APPREHEND ALL ILLEGAL AND NOT LET THEM MAKE A LARGE MARCH UP TO UNITED STATES WE WILL HAVE NO OTHER CHOICE THAN TO CLOSE THE BORDER AND/OR INSTITUTE TARIFFS OUR COUNTRY IS FULL. WRITES THE PRESIDENT JOINING US NOW FOX NEWS ANALYST ANDREW NAPOLITANO AND GOOD TO SEE YOU THIS MORNING. LOOK I KNOW THAT NEIL SON WAS ON THE OUTS WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS BEEN THAT CASE FOR THE LAST SIX MONTHS OR SO. BUT FOR HER TO STEP DOWN IN THE MIDDLE OF WHAT REALLY DOES LOOK LIKE A MASSIVE CHAOS SIGHS AND CRISIS — THAT IS A HEAD SCRATCHER TO ME.>>SHE TOLD HER THEY HAVE TO LEAVE ON THE SPOT.>>NOW? I AGREE WITH YOU. IF THE SITUATION IS AS BAD AS THE REPORTS WE’VE BEEN GETTING SOME FROM OUR COLLEAGUES WHO HAVE BEEN DOWN THERE AND YOUR HUSBAND MAY KNOW MORE ABOUT THIS THAN WE DO. RACHEL, IT’S A CRITICAL TIME AND I WOULDN’T HAVE ASKED HER TO GO BUT HE HAS HER OWN PLANS HE WITHDREW NODGES OF WHAT IS A STRONG PERSON VIDEO IT WASN’T TOUGH ENOUGH.>>I THINK THAT WAS PART IT HAVE AND THE VIDEO IN THAT JOB.>>RIGHT. BUT I THINK IT’S A — AN INAPPROPRIATE TIME FOR HIM TO FIRE BUT HE KNOWS MORE, MORE THAN I CAN POSSIBLY KNOW ABOUT THIS, AND YOU SERVE WHEN YOU’RE IN THE CABINET, YOU SERVE WITH THE PLEASURE OF THE PRESIDENT. YOU GO TO THE OVAL OFFICE AND SUNDAY NIGHT EXPECTING THE PLAN THAT NEXT FOUR WEEKS YOU’RE WORKING YOU LEAVE YOU’RE OUT OF A JOB THAT’S WHAT HAD THE — WHAT IT’S LIKE.>>WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THIS? BECAUSE BEEN RUMORED TO — THAT HE WANTED HER OUT, SIX, EIGHT MONTHS AGO. WHAT I FIND INTERESTING IS WHY NOW IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CRISIS BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY WILL NOT — WHY TAKE THE PRESSURE OFF CONGRESS NOW BY FIRING HER OR LETTING HER GO ORP MOVING HER ON IT IMPLIES THERE’S SOMETHING THAT DHS SECRETARY CAN DO TO SOLVE THIS CRISIS OTHER THAN WHAT SHE’S ALREADY DOING. THE PROBLEM IS IN CONGRESS . THE PROBLEM ARE THE ASYLUM LAWS THAT NEED TO BE CHANGED.>>RIGHT. IT IS NOT HER. I WOULD HAVE KEPT HER THERE AS A VERY, VERY STRONG ADVOCATE FOR TYPE OF LEGISLATIVE CHANGES THAT PRESIDENT WANTS. BUT HE WANTS SOMEBODY ELSE ON THAT JOB AND HIS PREROGATIVE.>>AND PRESIDENT SAID LAST WEEK, THAT HE WAS GOING TO TRY THAT HE’S GOING GIVE MEXICO TIME TO STOP THE FLOW OF MIGRANT AND DRUGS INTO THE COUNTRY THEN IT WOULD BE CAR TARIFFS THEN IT WOULD BE CLOSING THE BORDER. BUT I WOULD ADD THIS. YOU MAC THAT ECONOMY WORSE, THAT ACTUALLY INCREASES THE PROBLEM OF PEOPLE TROYING TO GET TO THE UNITED STATES.>>S THAT THE ARGUMENT NOT SURE OF HIS NAME MACK THAT’S THE ARGUMENT HE MADE UNDEROATH BEFORE CONGRESS. WHEN HE SAID WE NEED TO CONTINUE FOREIGN AID TO THESE COUNTRIES SO THAT THERE’S SOME AT LEAST A SAFETY NET AND ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL SAFETY NET DOWN THERE AND LESS INCENTIVE TO COME NORTH SO HE’S ON RECORD UNDER OATH DISAGREEING WITH PRESIDENT SAKE ARGUMENT THAT DAGEN WAS JUST MAKING.>>I THINK PRESIDENT IS BACKING AWAY FROM THAT THREAT TO CLOSE THE BORDER. HE’S HEARD FROM ENOUGH PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND I THINK, THAT — THE MASSIVE IMPACT.>>JOHN AND TED CRUZ SAID TO HIM, YOU KNOW TWO OF THE REPORT RSERS TWO OF THE CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICANS YOU CAN’T DO THAT. IT WOULD BE TOO HARMFUL TO THE ECONOMY . THIS WOULD COST HUNDRED OF THOUSANDS MAYBE MILLIONS OF AMERICAN JOBS.>>THAT’S WHAT HE WAS DOING WHEN HE WAS TALKING ABOUT WELL I’LL GIVE THEM TIME AND MEXICO TIME TO STOP THE FLOW OF DRUGS AND MIGRANTS THEN I AM USE TARIFFS BECAUSE HE IS IN HIS OWN WORDS TARIFF MAN. WHETHER THAT WOULD WORK OR NOT BUT THAT WAS A WAY TO BACK OFF IMMEDIATE CLOSURE OF THE BODE FOR SURE.>>WE HAVE A BACKUP OVER WEEKEND OF TRUCKS FOR MILES BECAUSE WE’RE GOING TO HAVE BORDER AGENTS TO PROCESS THE TRUCKS COMING IN. THAT’S BECAUSE THIS –>>CENTER IS BUSTED. STRESS IN THE SYSTEM RIGHT THERE. WHAT DOES THAT DO IT? RAISE THE PRICE BECAUSE THEY CAN’T GET THERE IN A TIMELY MANNER.>>THAT HAS IMPACT ON AMERICA’S ECONOMY.>>BUT UPSIDE WHAT HE HAS DONE BY MAKING THE THREAT IS HE’S BROUGHT ATTENTION. YOU SHOULD INTERVIEW THE DEMOCRAT YESTERDAY WHERE WAS SHE FROM I COULDN’T, MICHIGAN WHO SAID THIS WAS THE CRISIS, WE NEED A WALL, AT LEAST IN SOME AREAS SO YOU’RE SEEING CNN EVEN AND DIFFERENT MEMBERS ON THE DEMOCRAT SIDE FINALLY AGREEING THAT THIS ISN’T MANUFACTURED.>>WOW. IT IS TRUE. YEAH. CERTAINLY LOOKS LIKE A CRISIS YOU KNOW IT IS FUNNY TO SEE LIKE CNN GO DOWN THERE LIKE IN THEIR FACES. IN TERMS OF HOW DANGEROUS IT APPEARS.>>YEAH. AND SAYING LIKE IT IS NO BIG DEAL UP UNTIL RECENTLY.>>RIGHT. RIGHT. ME ASK YOU COMPANY PAYING 12 MILLION AS PART OF A SETTLEMENT FOR SHARING CUSTOMER INFORMATION WITH U.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOM ENFORCEMENT I.C.E.>>I DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT THIS UNTIL YOUR PRODUCERS ASKED ME TO LOOK AT IT BECAUSE A CASE WAS SETTLED BUT THIS WAS ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON. SUING MOTEL 6 IN BEHALF OF 80,000 CUSTOMERS MANY OF THEM — AND NATURAL BORN AS THES SOME OF THEM IMMIGRANTS SO MUCH THEM UNLAWFULLY PRESENT BUT THE GOVERNMENT COME KNOCKING ON THE DOOR THEY HAVE TO HAVE A WARRANT AND CAN’T GIVE PRIVATE PERSONAL INFORMATION OUT ABOUT PEOPLE WITHOUT THAT WARRANT. WARRANT MEANS THAT A JUDGE HAS LOOKED AT THE EVIDENCE AND HAS DECIDED IT IS MORE IMPORTANT FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO HAVE THIS EVIDENCE THAN THAT PRIVACY BE RETAINED AND THAT THE BURDEN IS ON THE — INTELLECTUAL RESUME NATION OF THE JUDGE OPPOSED TO — HEY CAN YOU GIVE US THIS STUFF WHICH IS APPARENTLY WHAT’S BEEN GOING ON SO I’M GLAD THE LAW — USUALLY I DON’T LIKE THESE LAWSUITS I’M GLAD LAWSUIT WAS BROUGHT, AND I THINK THAT RIGHT THING WAS DONE. NOW WHAT HAPPENS WITH THE 12 MILLION? I DON’T THINK THEY’RE GOING TO FIND THOSE 80,000 PEOPLE I THINK THAT’S GOING TO BE COUGHERS OF THE TREASURY OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON. SO IT WAS A TRANSFER FROM ONE TAXPAYER SHEET, I.C.E. TO ANOTHER TAXPAYER SHEET, THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON.>>I REPORTED YESTERDAY THAT DEVIN MUÑIZ HAS EIGHT CRIMINAL REFERRALS THIS IS WEEK WHAT COMES OUT OF THAT? I DON’T KNOW SOMETIMES THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT WILL ALWAYS LOOK AT THEM, AND DIFFERENCE TO THE SOURCE, A MEMBER OF CONGRESS.>>EVEN LENGTED OFFICIALS SENDS YOU EIGHT REFERRALS YOU HAVE TO TAKE IT SERIOUSLY.>>YES. IT DOESN’T ALWAYS MEAN THEY’RE PROSECUTED CASE OF ONE OF THEM INVESTIGATING IN THE CAVE AND INVESTIGATING HIM ALREADY.>>BUT HE’S BEING CRIMINALLY INVESTIGATED THEY HAVE ACKNOWLEDGED THAT PUBLICLY AND CASE OF THE OTHERS I WOULDN’T BE SURPRISED IF THERE ISN’T ALREADY AN INVESTIGATION BUT THERE’S SO MUCH CONTROVERSY AND HARDLY HEARD OF THEM TWO YEARS AGO.>>PETER STRZOK, PAIGE STRZOK MCCABE BAKER EVEN COMBNY. I WOULD BE SURPRISED THERE’S NOT SOME PRELIMINARY TYPE OF SCRUTINY GOING ON.>>AND THEN THERE’S THIS FEDERAL JUDGE WEIGHING IN ON CVS ETNA DEAL HEAR FROM WITNESSES AGAINST THE ACQUISITION OF THE INSURANCE GIANTS.>>THIS IS WRONG AND THE JUDGE IS FRIEND OF MINE AND I’M A FAN OF HIS AND FAN OF HIS BECAUSE HE’S FEARLESS AND OFTEN DOES RIGHT THINGS THIS WAS THE JUDGE THAT APPROVED THE AT&T TIME WARNER MERGER THIS WAS SUGGESTED APPROVED CVS ETNA AND GETTING COMPLAINT FROM AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION. THEY WANT THEIR LOBBYIST INTO A COURTROOM TO TESTIFY. WHO CARES WHAT THE AMA THINKS. IS THIS GOOD FOR THE ECONOMY? DOES THIS VIOLATE THE ANTITRUST LAWS? IT DOES NOT VIOLATE THE ANTITRUST LAW THAT’S HORIZONTAL IT DOES NOT IMPEDE COMPETITION AND ENHANCES COMPETITION AND LOWERSES PRICES THE TYPE OF MENTIONER THAT JUDGE SHOULD APPROVE. SMG IT IS A CONSUMMATED TRANSACTION. ALREADY DONE SO WHY DOES THIS HAPPEN NOW? WHY TAKING LIVE TESTIMONY FROM PEOPLE THAT DON’T EVEN HAVE A STAKE IN IT, IT HAS ALMOST LIKE HE’S OPENED UP A COURTROOM TO ANYBODY WHO WANTS TO WALK IN AND SAY WHY SHOULDN’T I DO THIS AND LET THEM SAY IT. PREDICTION THIS WILL BE APPROVED.