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DANIELLE, ADAM ARE STICKING AROUND. MELISSA. MELISSA: PREPARING TO DITCH SEATTLE. THEY ARE MOVING EMPLOYEES FROM TO DOWNTOWN WASHINGTON. REPORTER: MELISSA, WE SAID AT THE TIME IT IS LIKELY TO HAPPEN. AMAZON CONTINUES TO GROW AT AN AMAZING RATE BUT SEEMS LIKE ALL OF THE NEW GROWTH IS HAPPENING OUTSIDE OF SEATTLE, PRETTY MUCH ANYWHERE BUT SEATTLE. THE COMPANY SAID IT WILL EVENTUALLY HIRE 25,000 EMPLOYEES IN VIRGINIA, WHILE ADDING WORKERS IN BOSTON, DENVER, AUSTIN, TEXAS. PERHAPS MORE THAN 10,000 IN BELLEVUE, WASHINGTON, A LARGE SUBURB OF SEATTLE. THE SEATTLE CITY COUNCIL PASSED AND QUICKLY REPEALED AN AUDIENCE CHARGING THEM A FEE FOR EVERY EMPLOYEE IN THE CITY. ONE COUNCIL AULD AMAZON’S FOUNDER ENEMY OF THE CITY. IT WOULD HAVE COST AMAZON MORE THAN $12 MILLION A YEAR. THE RATIONALE, AMAZON WAS DRIVING UP WAGES, HOUSING PRICES SO MUCH IT WAS LARGELY RESPONSIBLE FOR SEATTLE’S HOMELESS PROBLEM. SO IT SHOULD PAY TO BUILD SUBSIDIZED HOUSING FOR POOR. A VENTURE CAPITALIST TOLD THE CITY COUNCIL THAT THEY ARE CHASING JOBS AWAY.>>AMAZON HAS BEEN UNFAIRLY BLAMED FOR CHALLENGES THAT WE AS A REGION EXPERIENCED, THAT WE WOULD HAVE EXPERIENCED REGARDLESS OF AMAZON. REPORTER: AMAZON JUST ISSUED A RELEASE SHOWING WHAT IT HAS DONE FOR SEATTLE OVER 25-YEAR HISTORY. $4.5 BILLION IN CAPITAL INVESTMENT. IT HAS PAID OUT TO EMPLOYEES $32 BILLION IN WAGES WHICH OF COURSE IS SPENT LOCALLY. NOW THE COMPANY IS LOOKING ACROSS LAKE WASHINGTON TO BELLVIEW. IT ANNOUNCED PLANS FOR A 43 STORY STORY NEXT TO TWIN 15-STORY TOWERS. IT HAS FIVE OTHER SITES UNDER DEVELOPMENT.>>CITY STAFF MET WITH AMAZON. WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY FEEL WELCOME IN BELLEVUE. REPORTER: CLEARLY AMAZON DOES FEEL WELCOME OVER IN BELLEVUE. IN FACT BELLEVUE IS GETTING SEVERAL THOUSAND JOBS FROM SEATTLE BECAUSE THEY’RE MOVING, THE COMPANY IS MOVING THE WORLDWIDE HEADQUARTERS TEAM, THEIR OPERATIONS TEAM FROM THE HEADQUARTERS OVER TO BELLEVUE WHEN SOME OF THE OFFICE SPACE COMES ONLINE. THEY FEEL COMFORTABLE IN BELLEVUE. THEY ARE INCREASINGLY FEELING UNCOMFORTABLE IN SEATTLE. MELISSA: THANK YOU, DAN. LET’S BRING ADAM AND DANIELLE BACK. ADAM, I LEARNED LEARNED IN THE F ADAM, I LEARNED LEARNED IN THE R ADAM, I LEARNED LEARNED IN THE T ECONOMIC CLASS YOU TAX THINGS YOU WISH TO DISCOURAGE OR DISCOURAGE THINGS WHEN YOU TAX. A HEADCOUNT, TAX EMPLOYEES, TAX BUSINESSES FOR HAVING EMPLOYEES, YOU CHASE THOSE VERY THINGS AWAY, DON’T YOU.>>I’VE SPENT A LOT OF TIME IN SEATTLE AND BELLEVUE THIS YEAR ALONE. THE SHORT ANSWER TO THE QUESTION, THE SIN TAX IS NOT ONLY REASON YOU TAX. YOU TAX BECAUSE YOU NEED REVENUE FOR WHATEVER REASON. THOSE ARE GOOD REASONS. AMAZON HAS MADE A HUGE INVESTMENT IN REAL ESTATE IN SEATTLE. I WOULD GUESS THE REASON THEY’RE GOING ALL THESE OTHER PLACES HAS MORE TO DO WITH A LACK OF AVAILABLE OPPORTUNITIES IN SEATTLE PROPER THAN IT DOES ANY REACTION TO THE SEATTLE CITY COUNCIL. $12 MILLION, BY THE WAY, AMAZON HICCUPS $12 MILLION ON AN HOURLY BASIS. MELISSA: THAT IS THE ASSUMPTION. THAT’S THE ASSUMPTION, DANIELLE. SO LITTLE MONEY THEY WON’T EVEN NOTICE. THAT IS HOW WITH THE DEATH BY 1000 CUTS YOU CHASE PEOPLE OUT. WHEN YOU LOOK WHAT HAPPENED IN NEW YORK, YOU KNOW THEY CHASED PEOPLE OUT TO CONNECTICUT AND KNEW JER. BUT NOW, LO AND BEHOLD, TAXES THERE ARE HORRIBLE TOO. I WONDER, ONE OF THESE BIG CITIES DID AN ABOUT-FACE? WHAT IF NEW YORK SLASHED IT IS INVESTMENT TAX, REAL ESTATE TAX, INCOME TAX, AND GOT BUSINESSES BACK? WHAT IF BIG CITIES STARTED DOING THE REVERSE, WOULDN’T THAT BE INTERESTING?>>IT CERTAINLY WOULD. LISTEN, I LIVE IN TEXAS. OBVIOUSLY AUSTIN IS A HUGE BENEFICIARY. IF YOU FLY INTO DFW, I CAN’T TELL YOU FLYING OVER I CAN’T TELL YOU HOW MANY AMAZON WAREHOUSES. IF YOU MAKE YOUR CITY, YOUR STATE, BUSINESS-FRIENDLY STATE, YOU BRING MORE JOBS, MORE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY TO YOUR AREA. I’M SURPRISED SEATTLE PUSHED THE ENVELOPE TO THE EXTENT THEY DID. SOMETIMES JEFF BEZOS IS ITALIAN AND HE REALLY HOLDS A GRUDGE. AFTER THE EXPERIENCE IN NEW YORK, I WOULD HAVE BACKED OFF AND ROLLED THE RED CARPET BACK OUT. IF YOU THROW ABSOLUTE NUMBERS AMAZON IS CONTRIBUTING TO THE SEATTLE ECONOMY, THINK OF INDIRECT EFFECTS IT HAD ON THE OTHER JOBS CREATED AS A RESULT,

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RICH WITH THEIR FAR LEFT POLICIES. COME IN MILLENNIAL CAPITALIST AUTHOR OF HOW TO BE A CAPITALIST WITHOUT ANY CAPITAL. I’M SURE THIS ONE HAS GOT YOUR G ALL.>> IT GETS ME GOING, DAVID THESE FOLKS THEY PUT UP THESE SOCIAL POLICIES AND YOU GO THESE GUYS NEVER CREATED A JOB IN THEIR LIFE. DO THEY UNDERSTAND WHAT IT MEANS TO RUN AND BUILD A BUSINESS? DAVID: THE BOTTOM LINE IS THEY WANT THEIR MONEY AND NOW THAT THEY’VE GOT THEIR MONEY, THEY DON’T WANT ANYBODY ELSE TO GET THERE’S.>> WELL THEY ARE FREAKING OUTGOING OH, MY GOSH THIS THINGWORX. I’M GETTING WEALTHY. I BETTER HIDE THIS STUFF BUT THE FACT IS THAT CAPITALISM WORKS IF YOU DO IT THE RIGHT WAY AND YOU AND I BOTH KNOW TODAY WE DON’T HAVE A TRUE CAPITALIST SOCIETY, BUT TRUMP IS TAKING CARE OF THAT KNOCKING THIS STUFF DOWN, HE’S MAKING IT BETTER WE NEED CAPITAL ISM AND THESE FOLKS ARE DANGEROUS TO THE ECONOMY WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT THE SOCIAL POLICIES THEY ARE PUTTING FORWARD AND HOW YOU PAY FOR IT. DAVID: THE BOTTOM LINE IS THERE S A PENDULUM HERE. YOU’LL NEVER HAVE PURE CAPITAL ISM, YOU’LL NEVER HAVE PURE, EVEN IN THE SOVIET UNION YOU HAD SOME BLACK MARKET CAPITALIST ACTIVITIES, BUT WE, WHEN WE SWITCH FROM GOING TOWARDS GOVERNMENT, TOWARDS SOCIALISM, IN THE PREVIOUS ADMINISTRATION, BACK TOWARDS CAPITALISM, THE ECONOMY BOOMS. I MEAN, IT’S PRETTY CLEAR, DO YOU THINK AMERICANS GET IT NOW?>> I THINK AMERICANS UNDERSTAND IT, BECAUSE THEY LOOK AT THEIR STOCKS THEY LOOK AT THEIR SAVINGS, THINGS ARE GOING UP, RIGHT? WHEREAS A COUNTRY WE’RE GETTING RICHER AND GETTING MORE LEVERAGE BACK AND THESE THINGS ARE IMPORTANT AND I THINK TRUMP AND THE CURRENT ADMINISTRATION HAVE DONE A GREAT JOB OF MAKING SURE THE AVERAGE AMERICAN IN THE COUNTRY ACTUALLY SEALS THAT SO I THINK IT’S WORKING. DAVID: HE ALSO DID A GOOD JOB OF LINKING A LOT OF THESE SOCIALISTIC POLICIES AND CALLING THEM OUT, BY NAME, AS SOCIALISTIC POLICIES, BERNIE SANDERS OF COURSE CALLS HIMSELF A SOCIALISTIC. ELIZABETH WARREN THOUGH IS I THINK A LITTLE BIT SMARTER THAN BERNIE IN TERMS OF HER POLITICAL SAVVY. SHE CALLS HERSELF A CAPITALIST BUT BASICALLY HAS THE SAME SOCIALISTIC PROGRAM. DO YOU THINK AMERICANS ARE GOING TO UNDERSTAND THAT AND SEE THE ABSOLUTE CONTRADICTION?>> I THINK SO. PRIVATELY SHE CALLED HERSELF A SOCIALISTIC BUT ANY TIME THERE’S A CAMERA ON AND I’M THE CAPITALIST LIZ WARREN WHO MADE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN THE CAPITALIST SYSTEM BUT I THINK THE THING THAT STRIKES ME ABOUT ALL THESE FOLKS IS THEY ASSUME FOLKS OF MY GENERATION, 29- YEAR-OLDS THEY NEED THESE HAND-OUTS LIKE PEOPLE DON’T ACTUALLY WANT FREE COLLEGE EDUCATION. THEY WANT TO WORK FOR THINGS AND FEEL LIKE THEY’VE ACHIEVED SOMETHING AND GET THAT BUT WHAT THEY ARE DOING IS TRYING TO BUY VOTES WITH THESE POLICIES. DAVID: BUT THERE IS THE EDUCATION TO USE THE WORD VERY LOOSELY, ELEMENT GOING IN HERE, THAT IS YOUNG PEOPLE AND YOUR VIRGINIA TECH. YOU DID NOT GRADUATE THOUGH AND A LOT OF PEOPLE TOOK YOUR ADVICE AND DIDN’T GRADUATE FROM SOME VERY PRESTIGIOUS SCHOOLS BECAUSE THEY WERE BEING FED WITH THE HISTORY OF SOCIALISM WHICH THEY WEREN’T BEING TOLD THE TRUTH ABOUT VERSUS THE HISTORY OF CAPITALISM.>> CORRECT COLLEGES ARE IN THE DEBT BUSINESS WHICH IS WHY WE HAVE THE CRISIS WE HAVE TODAY. THEY’RE NOT IN THE EQUITY BUSINESS. IF THEY INVESTED IN THE EQUITY OF THEIR STUDENTS THEY WOULD PUT VALUE BEHIND THE DEGREES THEY ARE GIVING BUT THEY ARE DELIVERING DEGREES THAT DON’T HAVE VALUE IN TODAYS MARKETPLACE , I SAID I GOT TO DROPOUT LAUNCH MY OWN COMPANY AND NOW I COME ON YOUR SHOW AND THE BOOK IS ON THE BEST SELLER LIST SO YOU ARE HIT-MAKERS. DAVID: WE WANT YOU TO BE RICH, WE THINK IT’S GOOD TO BE RICH. PEOPLE COME HERE BY THE MILLIONS BECAUSE THEY WANT TO BE RICH AND THESE PEOPLE CONDEMN BEING RICH,

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>>REPORTER: .>>REPORTER: YES, EXACTLY. MARIA: JOINING US NOW, JOHN HILSENRATH. GOOD MORNING TO YOU. WHAT STRUCK AS FAR AS THE DEBATES LAST NIGHT OR HEADLINES COMING OUT OF OSAKA, WHAT’S STRIKING YOU THIS MORNING?>>I’M FOCUSED ON THE TALKS BETWEEN PRESIDENT TRUMP AND PRESIDENT XI OF CHINA. THERE’S A LOT AT STAKE. I THINK IT’S CLEAR AT THIS POINT THAT THE IDEA OF A BIG BREAKTHROUGH, A DEAL HAPPENING RIGHT NOW IS PRETTY LOW. IT’S STRIKING TO ME THAT GOING INTO THE MEETING, THE CHINESE ARE BASICALLY RAISING THEIR DEMANDS BY PUTTING HUAWEI ON THE TABLE AND SAYING THAT WE HAVE TO REMOVE OUR EXPORT BANS ON HUAWEI FOR THEM TO DO A DEAL. SO THEY’RE BASICALLY INCREASING THEIR DEMANDS GOING INTO THIS CONVERSATION. I THINK THE BEST THAT WE CAN EXPECT FOR THE TWO SIDES IS TO AGREE TO START TALKING AGAIN. THEY STOPPED TALKING IN APRIL WHEN THE U.S. FELT THAT THE CHINESE BALKED AT WHAT THEY AGREED ON. MAYBE THEY START TALKING AGAIN. MAYBE THEY SET A DEADLINE TO REACH A DEAL LATER IN THE YEAR. MARIA: THE PRESIDENT, WHEN HE JOINED ME EARLIER THIS WEEK, WAS NOT BACKING DOWN AT ALL. WHEN I SAID LOOK, DO YOU HAVE A PLAN B IF PLAN A DOESN’T WORK OUT IN TERMS OF A DEAL WITH CHINA. HE SAID YEAH, PLAN B IS PLAN A AND THAT IS TARIFFS. AND HE SAID BY THE WAY, IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE 25%. HE THREW IN LET’S DO 10%. SO HE’S ALREADY THINKING ABOUT HOW HE’S GOING TO APPROACH THIS 32 $325 BILLION IN REMAINING GOODS COMING IN FROM CHINA AND SAYING LOOK, I NO PROBLEM WITH 10%.>>I THINK IT’S CLEAR AT THIS POINT THAT THIS PRESIDENT LIKES TARIFFS. HE THINKS IT HITS BACK AT AMERICA’S TRADE COMPETITORS. AND HE SEES IT AS A SOURCE OF REVENUE FOR THE U.S. GOVERNMENT. HE SAYS ALL THE TIME, THIS IS BRINGING IN TENS OF BILLIONS, HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS OF DOLLARS INTO THE U.S. TREASURY. I THINK THAT HIS POINT OF VIEW IS THAT HIS FALLBACK PLAN IS SOMETHING THAT HE LIKES, WHICH IS INCREASING TARIFFS. MARIA: I KNOW YOU DON’T LOVE THIS, DAGEN, BUT YOU KNOW, BOTTOM LINE IS THE PRESIDENT OF CHINA COMES IN LAST NIGHT WITH ALL OF THESE DEMANDS, LIFT THE BAN ON HUAWEI, TAKE AWAY PUNITIVE TARIFFS. I DIDN’T THINK THAT WAS GOING TO GO WELL WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP. DAGEN: THEY’RE USING HIS NEGOTIATING TACTICS. YOU TAKE THE HARDEST POSITION POSSIBLE. I SAID THIS YESTERDAY, IT SEEMS LIKE CHINA IS SAYING TO THE U.S., THIS IS SQUARE ONE. WE’RE STARTING ALL OVER AGAIN. JOHN, TO YOUR POINT, THE PRESIDENT LOVES TO BRAG ABOUT THE MONEY COMING INTO THE U.S. TREASURY. LET’S SAY WHAT THIS IS. IT’S A CONSUMPTION TAX OR VALUE-ADDED TAX THAT FALLS ON AMERICAN COMPANIES OR IMPORTERS HERE AND ON CONSUMERS. AFTER WATCHING THE DEBATE LAST NIGHT, THAT’S SOMETHING YOU WOULD EXPECT OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF A DEMOCRAT.>>IT’S INTERESTING, WATCHING THESE DEBATES AND LISTENING TO THIS TALK ABOUT — THE PRESIDENT TALKING ABOUT TRADE. THERE ISN’T A TOTALLY FREE MARKET CANDIDATE IN THIS 2020 ELECTION. AT LEAST WHEN YOU’RE LOOKING AT TRADE, THIS PRESIDENT IS NOT A FREE MARKET GUY. HE BODIES A AGREE WITH — HE WOULDDISAGREE WITH YOU ON THE QUESTION OF WHO WOULD GET TAXED WHEN TARIFFS ARE IMPOSED. HE WOULD SAY TARIFFS ARE HITTING THE CHINESE, THERE’S A LOT OF DISAGREEMENT ABOUT THAT AMONG ECONOMISTS. I THINK WHAT HAPPENS REALLY IS WHEN WE PUT TARIFFS ON, IT FEEDS LIEU THROUGH A ACROSS THE SUPPLY CHAIN. SOME OF IT MIGHT HIT CHINESE PRODUCERS. SOME OF IT DOES FEED INTO U.S. CONSUMERS. MARIA: I’VE GOT TO PUSH BACK ON THAT, TO SAY THAT THE PRESIDENT IS NOT A FREE MARKET GUY, YES, TARIFFS OR NO TARIFFS, HE HAS BEEN SHOWING REAL FREE MARKET POLICIES AND HE WANTS TO SEE COMPETITION AS WELL AS LOWER TAXES MOVE THROUGH THIS ECONOMY. SO, YES, YOU’RE RIGHT, HE LIKES TARIFFS BUT TO SAY HE’S NOT A FREE MARKET, I’VE GOT TO PUSH BACK ON THAT.>>ON TRADE, I DON’T THINK — ON TRADE, I DON’T SEE HOW YOU COULD ARGUE THAT, BECAUSE WE HAVE TAKEN A VERY AGGRESSIVE STANCE ON PUTTING UP BARRIERS FOR TRADE. DAGEN: THE PRESIDENT — HE’S ANXIOUS TO GO AFTER EUROPE NEXT. HE SAYS EUROPE IS WORSE THAN CHINA.>>I THINK WE’RE MISSING THE POINT. WHY DOES HE USE TARIFFS? IT’S THE ONLY TOOL HE HAS TO STOP THE UNFAIR TRADING PRACTICES. DAGEN: THAT’S NOT NECESSARILY TRUE. WE COULD ARGUE FOR DAYS AND WEEKS AND MONTHS AND YEARS ABOUT THAT, GOVERNOR.>>I THINK HE’S A FREE TRADER. I THINK HE BELIEVES THAT AMERICA HAS BEEN GETTING THE SHORTENED OF THE STICK AND HE’S GOING TO USE THE STICK AGAINST THE PEOPLE WHO CHEATED AND ROBBED US AND MADE IT HARD FOR US AND THEY’VE DONE NOTHING IN TERMS OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS BUT WE’RE HAVING TO PAY THE PRICE. MARIA: WITH CHINA, HE COULD HAVE DONE SOMETHING TO ZTE AND MAYBE HUAWEI SOONER. DAGEN: YOU RAISED THIS ISSUE WITH HIM, YOU COULD HAVE STAYED IN THE TPP, COULD HAVE LOCKED ARMS WITH ALL OF YOUR OTHER ALLIES. MARIA: IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A DISASTER, HE SAID. DAGEN: EVEN SOME REPUBLICANS SAY IT WOULDN’T HAVE BEEN A DISASTER AND WOULD HAVE HELPED US TAKE ON CHINA WITH THE REST OF ASIA. IT WAS DESIGNED TO TAKE THE POWER AWAY FROM CHINA. JOHN, THE PRESIDENT, IF HE WANTS TO GET REELECTED NEXT YEAR, HE’S COUNTING ON A STRONG ECONOMY AND RIGHT NOW BASED ON A LOT OF MEASURES IT IS STILL INCREDIBLY L HEALTHY. BUT HE SEEMS TO BE COUNTING ON THE FEDERAL RESERVE TO, LIKE, STEP INTO THE FRAY AND HELP THE ECONOMY OUT WITH MONETARY STIMULUS AS HE FIGHTS THESE TRADE BATTLES.

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MAHER. ELIZABETH: REPUBLICAN SENATOR LINDSEY GRAHAM SPOKE TO SEAN HANNITY OF FOX NEWS LAST NIGHT ABOUT THE UPCOMING REPORT JUSTICE PROBE.>>I THINK IT WILL BE REALLY DAMNING AND UGLY. PEOPLE DID SOME BAD THINGS THAT ARE DANGEROUS FOR THE COUNTRY. YOU WILL ONLY FIND IT ON FOX. YOU MAY FIND IS A LITTLE BIT IN THE PAPER. HERE IS WHAT I PREDICT, 10% OF COVERAGE OF THE MUELLER REPORT GOT, THAT IS A SHAME, KEEP DOING WHAT YOU ARE DOING. HERE IS THE QUESTION, IT IS NOT WHAT DID OBAMA KNOW AND WHEN HE KNEW IT, WHO TOLD HIM AND WHAT DID HE DO ONCE HE WAS TOLD? WHAT IS YOUR REACTION?>>LINDSEY GRAHAM, HE IS SPOT ON. HE IS REALLY STRONG PROPONENT FOR GETTING TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS. I AM WITH HIM. HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN NADLER IS CERTAINLY NOT GOING TO INVESTIGATE THIS. SHE TOO BUSY TRY — HE IS TOO BUSY TRYING TO UNDER MINE PRESIDENT TRUMP. ELIZABETH: RUSSIAN MEDDLING WRONG. THIS IS ABOUT USING U.S. INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY SOURCES AND ASSETS TO SPY ON A OPPOSITION CAMPAIGN. THE PRESIDENT SAID LAST YEAR, HE WOULD ORDER THE RELEASE OF CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS. WHAT DOCUMENTS WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE? WE HEAR AN OCTOBER 2016 FBI E-MAIL CHAIN, THAT MAY INDICATE THAT STEELE WAS A WEAK, NOT REALLY CREDIBLE SOURCE.>>I WOULD LIKE TO SEE ALMOST ALL OF THE DOCUMENTS UNCLASSIFIED. SO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, INCLUDING MYSELF, CAN READ WHAT HAPPENED. AND HOW WAS PRESIDENT OBAMA INVOLVED? HOW WERE THE CLINTONS INVOLVED? AFTER TWO YEARS AFTER FOING AFTER DONALD TRUMP. — GOING AFTER DONALD TRUMP, WE NOW GET THE REST WAS STORY, A LOT OF THINGS SEEM SUSPICIOUS TO ME. I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO THE INSPECTOR GENERAL’S REPORT AND AG BARR’S REPORT.>>WE’RE HEARING THAT THE INSPECTOR GENERAL HAD TO GO BACK AND REINTERVIEW CERTAIN PLAYERS BECAUSE THEY WERE CONTRADICTING EACH OTHER, YOUR TAKE ON THAT?>>I WAS ABLE TO TALK IN A GROUP SETTING WITH THE INSPECTOR GENERAL, HE DID NOT GIVE US ANY INSIDE INFORMATION. WE ARE HEARING IT WILL PROBABLY BE IN SEPTEMBER THAT HE WILL RELEASE HIS REPORT. I THINK IT IS GOOD THAT IF HE HAD TO TAKE EXTRA TIME AND GO BACK. WE JUST WANT A THOROUGH REPORT, TO BE ACCURATE SO AMERICAN PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT IT, I TOO TOO THINK THAT — DO THINK THAT LINDSEY GRAHAM IS CORRECT. THE MEDIA WILL NOT COVER IT, THEY ONLY WANT TO COVER THINGS THAT ARE AGAINST DONALD TRUMP. I AM GLAD YOU ARE COVERING IT. ELIZABETH: IT IS ABOUT HOW WEAK

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WE WANT TO RATCHET THAT UP. MARIA: . WE WANT TO BRING IN GROVER NORCHRIS. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE L. YOU’RE HEARING THE CONVERSATION. WEIGH IN HERE. THE PRESIDENT IS WEIGHING OPTIONS TO SPUR THE ECONOMY LIKE POTENTIAL CAPITAL GAINS TAX, LIKE A POTENTIAL PAYROLL TAX. WHAT’S YOUR VIEW.>>HE PUT TWO THINGS ON THE TABLE. THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THEM IS THAT INDEXING CAPITAL GAINS SO YOU DON’T TAX INFLATION IN CAPITAL GAINS CAN BE DONE UNILATERALLY BY THE PRESIDENT. THE SUPREME COURT RULED THAT IN 120002. SO — 2002. SO THAT’S NO LONGER A LEGAL QUESTION. THE PRESIDENT SAID YESTERDAY I CAN DO THIS MYSELF. THE TREASURY SECRETARY COULD DO THAT. THE ADVANTAGE THERE IS ONCE YOU DO IT, HALF OF AMERICANS PLUS OWN HOME, HALF OF AMERICANS PLUS ARE IN THE STOCK MARKET. YOU CAN’T ARGUE THIS IS A TAX CUT FOR THE 1%. IT’S A TAX CUT FOR EVERYBODY OVER 55 WHO HAS HELD HOMES AND HOUSES AND AN IMMEDIATE TAX CUT, VERY QUICKLY, BENEFITS ANYONE WHO IS 2 A 5 AND STARTING THEIR LIFE BECAUSE THEIR ASSETS ARE WORTH MORE. IF YOU GO WITH A TAX CUT ON SOCIAL SECURITY AS A SUGGESTION, THE DEMOCRATS IMMEDIATELY GO SURE, WE’LL PAY FOR IT BY RAISING THE BUSINESS TAX, THROW IT RIGHT BACK. SO BECAUSE NANCY PELOSI HAS TO AGREE TO ANY CHANGE IN THE SOCIAL SECURITY TAX AND THE DEMOCRATS HAVE NEVER DONE THAT WHEN THEY HAD THE POWER TO DO IT, THEY WOULD JUST PLAY POLITICS WITH IT. THE PRESIDENT WILL LIKELY GO WITH THE THING WHERE THE INFLATION INDEXATION — HE CAN DO THAT BY HIMSELF WITHOUT NANCY PELOSI’S PERMISSION.>>HEY, GROVER, STEVE MOORE HERE. GREAT TO SEE YOU.>>HI, STEVE.>>LOOK, YOU SOUND VERY CONFIDENT THAT THE PRESIDENT HAS THE UNILATERAL AUTHORITY TO DO THIS AND HE HAS THE LEGAL — THAT SEEMS TO BE AN OPEN QUESTION. I WANT TO DIG IN, GET YOUR REACTION TO — BECAUSE YOU SEEM LIKE IT’S AN OPEN AND SHUT DEAL THAT HE CAN DO THIS. I KNOW THE DEMOCRATS WOULD PROBABLY CHALLENGE THAT. SO THAT NUMBER ONE. NUMBER TWO, WHAT I LIKE ABOUT THAT IDEA OF INDEXING CAPITAL GAINS TAX AND TELL ME IF I’M WRONG ABOUT THIS IS YOU GET AN UNLOCKING EFFECT. NOW PEOPLE COULD SELL THEIR STOCKS AND MOVE INTO YOU NEW COMPANIES AND NEW INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES. WHAT IS YOUR REACTION TO THAT. MARIA: BY THE WAY, BEFORE YOU GET THERE, YOU SAY COULD HE DO IT, DON’T FORGET, OBAMA INDICT. THE PAYROLL TAX WAS CUT UNDER THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IN 2011 AND 2012 TO 4.2%, REDUCING TAXES BY MORE THAN $100 BILLION EACH YEAR. IT WAS ENACTED TO ENCOURAGE MORE CONSUMER SPENDING.>>THE QUESTION IS CAN THE PRESIDENT DO IT WITHOUT CONGRESSIONAL APPROVAL. THAT’S THE ISSUE ON THE TABLE.>>LET’S TAKE THAT IN THE ORDER IN WITH WHICH YOU ASKED. ONE, CAN THE PRESIDENT DO IT. THERE WAS A DEBATE ON THIS IN 1992 AND SOME SERIOUS LAWYERS SAID ABSOLUTELY — LIKE CHUCK COOPER, OTHERS SAID WE’RE NOT SO SURE. SINCE THEN THERE WAS A SUPREME COURT DECISION IN 2002 WHICH ANSWERED THE ONLY QUESTION BEFORE, IS COST AN UNAMBIGUOUS TERM THAT AN AGENCY CANNOT ADJUST. THEY SAY IT COULD BE HISTORIC COST, WHAT DID YOU PAY FOURTH, REAL FOAL FORL FOR IT,REAL OF COST, COST PLUS INFLATION, AND REPLACEMENT COST. THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO DECIDE WHICH ONE TO USE. THE SUPREME COURT SMACKED AWAY HARD ANY DEBATE. SOME PEOPLE THINK THE COURTS, A MORE CONSERVATIVE COURT MIGHT WANT TO REDUCE THE ABILITY OF AGENCIES TO MAKE THOSE DECISIONS. A MONTH AGO WE HAD A DECISION THAT SAID NOPE, WE’RE NOT DOING THAT. SO TWO SUPREME COURT DECISIONS COME IN THAT SAY AGENCIES HAVE THIS AUTHORITY. THEY HAVE THIS AND COST SPECIFICALLY IS NOT AN UNAMBIGUOUS TERM. THAT’S WHY WE CAN SAY WITH CLARITY THAT THEY’LL POLITICALLY WINE PLNE PLIGHTWHINE ABOUT IT BUT NOT HAV PLIGHTWHINE ABOUT IT BUT NOT HAE SUCCESS. THE BIG BENEFIT RIGHT AWAY IS ONE CEO, FORTUNE 500 CEO TOLD ME THERE’S $7 TRILLION OF STICKY CAPITAL WHICH IS LAND, BUILDINGS, OTHER COMPANIES THAT CORPORATIONS ALONE, NEVER MIND INDIVIDUALS WHO OWN HOMES AND STOCKS BUT CORPORATIONS OWN $7 TRILLION OF STICKY CAPITAL MUCH OF WHICH WOULD BE SOLD. IN FACT, ALMOST ALL OF WHICH WOULD BE SOLD WHEN YOU’RE LOOKING AT THINGS THAT ARE FIVE, 10, 20, A 50 YEARS OLD. THAT WOULD RAISE A LOT OF REVENUE IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME AND TAKE TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS AND REDIRECT IT TO HIGHER AND BETTER USE. IT’S DEREGULATION FOR PAST PURCHASES OF ASSETS AND IT RAISES THE VALUE OF ALL ASSETS IN THE UNITED STATES NOW GOING FORWARD. THE ONE COMPANY THAT CALLED ME ABOUT THIS EARLIEST IS AMERICANS FOR TAX REFORM, THE GROUP STARTED TALKING TO EVERYBODY IN THE WHITE HOUSE. EVERYBODY IN THE WHITE HOUSE IS FOR IT AND UNDERSTANDS IT. THAT’S NOT A BAD PLACE TO START, BEGINNING WITH THE PRESIDENT. THEY KNOW PEOPLE EMPTY CLOSETS AND ATTICS OF ALL OF THIS BASEBALL CARDS AND ART WORK THAT THEY’VE HELD ONTO BECAUSE OF THE TAX ON INFLATION.>>IS EVEN STEVEN MNUCHIN IN FAVOR OF THIS. I HEARD IN THE TREASURY THERE’S DOUBTS ABOUT THIS.>>THERE’S ALWAYS MNUCHINS IN THE TREASURY THEY SAY IT MAY NOT WORK FOR THEM. HE SAID I’D LIKE CONGRESS TO DO IT BUT I MAY HAVE TO DO IT MYSELF. AND HE HAS TOLD ME AND HE HAS TOLD PEOPLE THAT HE KNOWS HE DOES HAVE THE AUTHORITY. AGAIN, IT’S CLEAR IN LEGAL TERMS. MARIA: DID YOU SAY THERE’S ALWAYS MUNCH KINS IN THE WHITE HOUSE?>>I’M SORRY, MUNCHKINS FROM THE WIZARD OF OZ, NOT MNUCHIN. MARIA: THAT’S WHAT I THOUGHT. MUNCHKINS. YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT MNUCHIN.>>THE MUNCHKINS ARE BAD ON IT. MARIA: WHAT’S YOUR STANCE ON THE ECONOMY? DO YOU SEE A RECESSION ON THE HORIZON. IT’S GOT ME BAFFLED. I THOUGHT THINGS WERE GOING REALLY WELL.>>THINGS ARE GOING MUCH BETTER THAN THEY WERE. WE WERE GROWING AT 3%. IT’S NOW MOVED TOWARDS 2%. THAT’S NOT A RECESSION. RECESSION IS LESS THAN ZERO. IT IS SLOW GROWTH, SLOWER GROWTH THAN THE ECONOMY DESERVES. THERE’S OBVIOUSLY A LOT OF CONCERN ABOUT THE TRADE WAR WITH CHINA AND WITH TARIFFS. TARIFFS ARE A TAX ON THE AMERICAN CONSUMER AND THEY HURT THE ECONOMY AND THEY TELL EVERY PRODUCER, WELL, YOU DON’T KNOW WHETHER TO INVEST TODAY OR NOT BECAUSE YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT PRICES WILL BE AND YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT’S HAPPENING BECAUSE OF ALL OF THE UNCERTAINTY. THAT’S WHAT’S SPOOKING BUSINESS INVESTMENT. AS SOON AS THAT GETS SETTLED, WE COME TO SOME AGREEMENT WITH CHINA AND HOPEFULLY WITH THE EUROPEANS, THAT I THINK YOU’LL SEE THE ECONOMY TAKE OFF BECAUSE THE FUNDAMENTALS ARE QUITE STRONG BUT WHY NOT TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE LEFT CLAIMING THAT THE ECONOMY’S SLOWING TO PLAY THE CARD OF INDEXING CAPITAL GAINS SO WE NO LONGER TAX INFLATION. I SAY LET’S TAKE THOSE MARBLES OFF THE TABLE AND THANK THE DEMOCRATS FOR THE HYSTERICS ABOUT HOW WELL THE ECONOMY’S DOING.>>GROVER, IT’S VERONICA FROM WALL STREET JOURNAL. IF YOU DO THESE MOVES NOW, THOUGH, DOES THIS LEAVE YOU WITH A LACK OF FIRE POWER WHEN THINGS ARE ACTUALLY REALLY BAD? YOU NEED THEM.>>WELL, YOU CAN ALWAYS DO MORE TAX CUTS IN THE FUTURE. YOU COULD ALWAYS WORK WITH THE FED TO DO A BETTER JOB. I WOULD START NOW BECAUSE IT TAKES A WHILE FOR PEOPLE TO SELL A $50 MILLION BUILDING IN CHICAGO. THAT P DOESN’T HAPPEN IN TWO MONTHS. BUT I THINK YOU’LL SEE PEOPLE MOVE VERY QUICKLY TO SELL OLDER ASSETS AND MOVE THEM TO HIGHER AND BETTER USE. SO I WOULD DO THIS NOW AND GOING FORWARD THE NEXT TIME THERE’S A TAX CUT, WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT THIS CHANGE BECOMES PERMANENT AND IN LAW, NOT JUST REGULATORY. WHAT WILL SPEED UP ALL OF THIS ACTION IS THE DEMOCRATS WILL ANNOUNCE WHEN I’M PRESIDENT I’LL TAKE IT ALL AWAY. SO EVERYONE PLANNING ON SELLING IN THE NEXT 30 YEARS SELLS IN THE NEXT YEAR.

AG Barr defends handling of Mueller report in Senate hearing


NEIL? NEIL: ALL RIGHT, HILLARY, THANK YOU VERY, VERY MUCH. FORMER DEPUTY ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL TOM DUPREE WHAT HE MAKES OF THIS. ALWAYS GOOD TO HAVE YOU. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US.>>THANK YOU, NEIL. NEIL: THIS IS COMING FROM BILL BARR, I WAS PARAPHRASING TAKING NOTES EARLIER WHILE HE WAS SPEAKING, HE, REFERRING TO MUELLER, COULDN’T DECIDE ABOUT OBSTRUCTION SO ESSENTIALLY BILL BARR DID BY SAYING THERE WASN’T ENOUGH THERE TO GO AFTER THE PRESIDENT AND NOT ENOUGH TO EXONERATE THE PRESIDENT. WHAT DID GET WRONG? IT SOUNDS LIKE EXACTLY WHAT THE REPORT KIND OF CONCLUDED?>>THAT’S RIGHT. I THINK IN THAT RESPECT IT IS VERY HARD TO FIND FAULT IN WHAT THE ATTORNEY GENERAL INITIALLY REPORTED AS FAR AS MUELLER’S CONCLUSIONS. SEEMS LIKE AREA OF DISAGREEMENT BETWEEN BARR AND THE SPECIAL COUNSEL IS THAT THE SPECIAL COUNSEL WANTED THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO PROVIDE MORE UNDERLYING CONTEXT WHY MUELLER REACHED THE DECISIONS THAT HE DID. BARR TESTIFIED TODAY THAT HIS FOCUS WAS ON DELIVERING THE BOTTOM LINE VERDICT OF THE MUELLER REPORT TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, TO GET THE NEWS OUT OF BOTTOM LINE CONCLUSION IN AN FISH ENFASHION. IT SOUNDS LIKE WHAT BOB MUELLER WANT AD LITTLE MORE DETAILED EXPLANATION WHAT LED MUELLER TO REACH THE VERDICTS THAT HE DID. NEIL: ALL RIGHT. THAT WOULD HAVE NECESSITATED DELAY GETTING THE REPORT OUT TO PROVIDE MORE OF THAT CONTEXT. MAYBE MUELLER WOULD HAVE BEEN OKAY WITH THAT? WHAT IS YOUR SENSE?>>THAT IS THE THING. IF WE TURN THE CLOCK BACK A FEW WEEKS AGO WHEN EVERYONE WAS EAGER TO FIGURE OUT WHAT MUELLER CONCLUDED. IT WAS OVER A WEEKEND. WE WERE WATCHING ON TV, WHAT MUELLER FOUND, WHAT HE DIDN’T FIND. OUT OF THAT CONTEXT THE ATTORNEY GENERAL BASICALLY SPENT THE ENTIRE WEEKEND IN HIS OFFICE TO GO THROUGH THE REPORT TO, PROVIDE A SUCCINCT BOTTOM LINE DESCRIPTION WHAT HE FOUND. ATTORNEY GENERAL KNEW IN A FEW DAYS OR WEEKS THE REPORT AS A WHOLE WOULD BECOME PUBLIC. THERE WOULD NOT REALLY BEEN A MOTIVE ON PART OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO LIE OR DISSEMBLE KNOWING THE WHOLE THING WOULD BECOME A PUBLIC DOCUMENT IN MATTER OF DAYS. NEIL: DO YOU BELIEVE WHAT THE ATTORNEY GENERAL SAID, WHAT MUELLER SAID WAS THE PROBLEM THE WAY THE PRESS PORTRAYED THOSE FINDINGS WITHOUT THAT CONTEXT AND THAT BUGGED HIM?>>I SUSPECT IN FACT WHAT WAS BOTHERING BOB MUELLER. WE KNOW AS SOON AS THE REPORT CAME OUT AND BARR SUMMARIZED REPORT, THERE WAS A LOT OF PRESS BASICALLY SAYING TOTAL VINDICATION ON THE COLLUSION PART. MUELLER DIDN’T REACH A CONCLUSION ON THE OBSTRUCTION PART BUT BARR REACHED THE CONCLUSION THERE IS NO OBSTRUCTION. I THINK WHAT MUELLER WANT AD LITTLE MORE NUANCE INTO WHY MUELLER DIDN’T FIND OBSTRUCTION. AND I THINK FROM MUELLER’S PERSPECTIVE BARR WAS SUGGESTING THAT MUELLER WAS BASICALLY AGNOSTIC ON THIS ISSUE WHEN AS WE KNOW FROM THE REPORT MUELLER OFFERED SOME REASONS AS TO HIS ULTIMATE DECISION NOT TO REACH A CONCLUSION ON THAT PIECE OF THE INVESTIGATION. NEIL: TALKING ABOUT AGNOSTIC, YOU’RE THE EXPERT, I READ A PROMPTER SO I THINK I QUALIFY, ANYWAY MUELLER COULDN’T DECIDE ON THAT ISSUE, RIGHT? SO THAT SEEMED TO SURPRISE BARR AND BY EXTENSION THE OUTGOING DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL ROD ROSENSTEIN THAT HE HADN’T REACHED A FORMAL CONCLUSION, WHEN I GUESS BOTH OF THESE GENTLEMEN THOUGHT HE WOULD. SO THEY TOOK THE LIBERTY TO TIE, PUT A BOW ON IT, EVEN WHEN THEY DIDN’T DEFINITELY CONCLUDE ONE WAY OR THE OTHER WHICH WAS THE GIST OF MUELLER’S FINDING?>>RIGHT. I THINK FROM THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S PERSPECTIVE THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE IS TASKED WITH MAKING THESE DECISIONS WHETHER TO PROSECUTE OR NOT TO PROSECUTE. NEIL: WHY DID HE DO IT THAT WAY? THAT IS A DUMB QUESTION BUT MUELLER HAD TO KNOW THE WHOLE WORLD WAS WATCHING FOR SOME SORT OF A DEFINITIVE STATEMENT HERE AND HE DIDN’T PROVIDE IT. LEAVING I HAD OPEN-ENDED, TO YOUR POINT, HE WOULD LEAVE IT IN CONGRESS’ HANDS TO SEE WHAT THEY DO, TO ME IT SOUNDS LIKE TURNING FROM YOUR DUTY HERE?>>WELL, HERE’S THE THING. I THINK THERE ARE TWO THINGS THAT WERE ANIMATING BOB MUELLER. I THINK NUMBER ONE WAS THE POINT YOU CAN’T INDICT A SITTING PRESIDENT UNDER LONGSTANDING JUSTICE DEPARTMENT GUIDANCE. THAT IS THE — NEIL: IS THAT TRUE.>>ABSOLUTELY. IT GOES BACK DECADES. WELL-SETTLED DOJ GUIDANCE, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE RESPECTS THAT DECISION. THAT WAS A PIECE OF IT. I SUSPECT THERE WAS ALSO A PIECE WHETHER BOB MUELLER HIMSELF THOUGHT THE EVIDENCE WOULD BE SUFFICIENT TO PROVE OBSTRUCTION OR NOT. HERE I THINK IT’S A LITTLE AMBIGUOUS. HE CERTAINLY NEVER CAME OUT AND SAID BUT FOR THAT OPINION I WOULD HAVE CHARGED OBSTRUCTION. ON THE OTHER HAND HE WOULD HAVE THAT SENTENCE, IF WE COULD HAVE EXONERATED THE PRESIDENT WE WOULD HAVE. THAT IS UNUSUAL SENTENCE FOR SOMEONE LIKE BOB MUELLER TO PUT IN THE REPORT. I SUSPECT WE’LL LEARN MORE WHY HE INCLUDED THAT SENTENCE IN THE REPORT IF AND WHEN BOB MUELLER TESTIFIES BEFORE CONGRESS. NEIL: YOU’RE A VERY GOOD LAWYER AS WELL. DO YOU SEE HAVING READ THE REPORT YOURSELF, GETTING A SENSE THESE INSTANCES THAT DEMOCRATS WERE SEIZING ON TODAY THE PRESIDENT ADVISING HIS COUNSEL TO GO AHEAD AND TRY TO GET MUELLER FIRED. THE PRESIDENT DENIES THAT BY THE WAY. THAT SUCH ACTIONS, THERE WERE SEVERAL OTHERS, ARE ACTS OF OBSTRUCTION?>>YEAH. I GUESS MY TAKE ON THAT, NEIL IS SEVERAL POINTS. NUMBER ONE, I DID NOT LIKE A LOT OF WHAT I READ IN THE REPORT. I WAS DISAPPOINTED TO SEE WHAT WAS GOING ON BEHIND THE SCENES. AT THE SAME TIME — NEIL: WHAT DO YOU MEAN, YOU DIDN’T LIKE THE PRESIDENT’S BEHAVIOR?>>RIGHT, RIGHT. I DIDN’T LIKE SEEING WHAT HE WAS DOING BEHIND THE SCENES. AT THE SAME TIME I RESPECT THE DECISION OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO LOOK AT IT AND MAKE THE DETERMINATION WHETHER THERE WAS SUFFICIENT EVIDENCE IN CRIMINAL MOTIVE WHAT THE PRESIDENT WAS DOING. THE ATTORNEY GENERAL LOOKED AT THAT HE REACHED A CONCLUSION THERE WASN’T SUFFICIENT MOTIVE. REGARDLESS WHETHER YOU THINK THE CONDUCT, WHETHER THE PRESIDENT SHOULDN’T HAVE DONE IT, BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT THERE WAS CRIMINAL ACTIVITY HERE THAT IS WHAT THE ATTORNEY GENERAL ULTIMATELY CONCLUDED. NEIL: I READ THE REPORT WITH NOT NEARLY EXPERTISE YOU HAVE, I READ THE INITIAL CONCLUSIONS AND BULLET POINTS BARR MADE, I DON’T THINK HE WAS OFF ON THOSE BULLETS POINTS THAT WAS MY READ OF IT. I HAVE NO AXE TO GRIND WITH EITHER SIDE HERE. YOUR THOUGHTS.>>I THINK BARR GAVE AN ACCURATE SUMMARY OF WHAT BOB MUELLER FOUND. TO BE SURE HE COULD HAVE WRITTEN 20 PAGE DOCUMENT BUT HE DIDN’T HAVE THE TIME TO DO THAT, RIGHT? HE HAD TO GET THAT OUT FAST. NEIL: DAMNED IF HE DID, DAMNED IF HE DIDN’T, RIGHT?>>BARR BASICALLY WANTED TO GET MUELLER’S BOTTOM LINE CONCLUSION IN THE HANDS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AS SOON AS HE COULD. THAT IS WHAT HE SAID HE WOULD DO. THAT IS WHAT HE DID. COULD HE HAVE SAID MORE? HE DIDN’T HAVE TO BECAUSE HE KNEW THE REPORT WOULD BE COMING OUT IN MATTER OF DAYS.

Steve Forbes: Government is concerned about its own well-being


♪♪ LIZ: ALL RIGHT. GOVERNMENT SPENDING HITTING AN ALL-TIME RECORD HIGH, $2.57 TRILLION SPENT IN THE FIRST SEVEN MONTHS OF FISCAL 2019. REMEMBER WHEN BARACK OBAMA AND CONGRESS VOWED TO PAY FOR THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT BY ROOTING OUT WASTE, FRAUD, TAXPAYER ABUSE FROM MEDICARE AND MEDICAID. IT WOULD HELP PAY FOR OBAMACARE. IT DIDN’T HAPPEN. LOOK AT THIS. 20 FEDERAL AGENCIES ADMIT SHELLING OUT $1.3 TRILLION IN IMPROPER OVERPAYMENTS SINCE 2004. THE WORST OFFENDERS, HHS, IRS, SOCIAL SECURITY, PENTAGON, MEDICAID, MEDICARE, SOCIAL SECURITY, JOBLESS BENEFITS AND EITC AND MORE. DEMOCRAT SOCIALIST MEMBER AND FORBES MEDIA CHAIRMAN STEVE FORBES. 2020 DEMOCRATS KEEP PUSHING TO RAISE TAXES. WHY DON’T THEY ALWAYS RAISE TAXES? WHY NOT FIX PROBLEM OF GOVERNMENT WASTE, IT IS EQUAL TO THE SIZE OF POLAND?>>SHOWS WHEN GOVERNMENT IS IN CHARGE, CALL IT SOCIALIST OR ANYTHING ELSE THERE IS NO CONSEQUENCES FOR THE KIND OF WASTE. PRIVATE SECTOR, CAPITALISM, FREE MARKETS, YOU HAVE THAT KIND OF WASTE YOU GO OUT OF BUSINESS. THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR DECADES. BRITAIN AFTER WORLD WAR I, AS NAVY GOT SMALLER, THE AGENCY RUNNING THE NAVY GOT BIGGER. THERE ARE NO CONSEQUENCES TO THE KIND OF WASTE. IF YOU REDUCE BUDGET, YOU GET LESS NEXT YEAR. NO REAL INCENTIVES TO GUARD THE TAXPAYERS MONEY. LIZ: NOMIKI, REPUBLICAN JOHN KENNEDY, A NUMBER OF DEMOCRATS WANT A BIPARTISAN PUSH OF BOTH CHAMBERS TO STOP GOVERNMENT SENDING PAYMENTS TO DEAD PEOPLE, BILLION DOLLARS, AND PAYMENTS WHAT DO YOU THINK?>>OF COURSE THERE ARE INEFFICIENCIES. BERNIE SANDERS HIMSELF TALKED ABOUT HOW THE GOVERNMENT IS STRUCTURED IN A WAY THAT IS NOT EFFICIENT. PART OF THAT IS BECAUSE WE HAVE THIS DUAL PRIVATIZED AND FRANKLY SOCIALIZED GOVERNMENT IN WHICH IT IS FRANKLY NEOLIBERAL, NEOCON GOVERNMENT WHICH WE PRIVATIZED INDUSTRIES THAT SHOULD BE SOCIALIZED WHICH WOULD BE MUCH MORE EFFICIENT MADE IT FOR ALL. IF WE TAX THE RICHEST WE TALK ABOUT THE PRIVATE SECTOR WHICH MR. FORBES JUST MENTIONED, THE PRIVATE SECTOR IS ONLY CONCERNED ABOUT THE BOTTOM LINE. GOVERNMENT SHOULD NOT FUNCTION THAT WAY. WHEN GOVERNMENT IS FUNCTIONING THE WAY THAT IS CONCERNED ABOUT THE BOTTOM LINE PEOPLE NOT PAYING TAXES ARE THE ONES WHO ARE PRIORITIZED OVER WEEKING PEOPLE.>>GOVERNMENT IS ONLY CONCERNED ABOUT ITS OWN WELL BEING, ITS OWN POWER, NOT ABOUT THE PEOPLE F IT IS CONCERNED ABOUT THE PEOPLE YOU WOULDN’T SEE THE MASSIVE WASTE. IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR YOU SUCCEED BY MEETING THE NEEDS AND WANTS OF OTHER PEOPLE WHICH IS WHY CAPITALISM IS MORAL AND FREE MARKET, FREE MARKETS DON’T SUCCEED YOU DON’T PROVIDE SOMETHING DON’T WANT. WITHOUT PROFITS, YOU DON’T GET NEW BUSINESSES, EXPANDING BUSINESS BUSINESSES. YOU DON’T GET BREAK THREWS WE NEED. SOCIALIZED MEDICINE IN EUROPE CRUSHED INNOVATION. THAT IS ABSOLUTELY TRUE. GO BACK TO THE 1950S AND 1960S. EUROPE WAS GREAT FONT OF NEW PHARMACEUTICALS. TODAY, TODAY IT IS THE U.S. THAT IS THE FONT OF MOST NEW PHARMACEUTICALS. LIZ: NOMIKI, SIX 1/2 MILLION PEOPLE LISTED AT SOCIAL SECURITY BEING OLDER THAN 112 OF AGE. ONLY 40 PEOPLE IN THE ENTIRE WORLD AGED 112 AND OVER. THAT IS TOTALLY INEFFICIENT. THAT IS SOMETHING?>>THAT IS DIFFERENT THAN SOCIALIZED MEDICINE. LIZ: THAT IS SOCIAL DISABILITY INSURANCE PAYMENTS. GO AHEAD, FORGIVE ME.>>CLEAN UP, SO IF WE FUNDED OUR GOVERNMENT PROPERLY, IF RICHEST 1% ACTUALLY FUNDED THE GOVERNMENT RATHER THAN WORKING PEOPLE, WHO ALREADY STRETCHED WAY TOO THIN, GOING BROKE BECAUSE THEY BREAK THEIR ARM, GO BANKRUPT, AND ALREADY, YOU KNOW, THEIR WAGES ARE LOW, NOT PROTECTED BECAUSE UNIONS HAVE BEEN UNDER ATTACK BY THE KOCH BROTHERS IN STATES. THIS IS WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH THE WORKING CLASS. BECAUSE OF THAT, BECAUSE OF GOVERNMENT IS NOT FUNDED WE’RE NOT ABLE TO CLEAN UP THE WASTE. LIZ: WE GOT TO GO.>>GOVERNMENT HAS NEVER BEEN BIGGER, NEVER MORE INEFFICIENT. THAT IS WHAT HAPPENS, FREE MARKETS ARE NOT IN CHARGE. LIZ: MEDICARE IS GOING UPSIDE DOWN.>>GOVERNMENT ISN’T A FREE MARKET. LIZ: WHY THE WHOLE CONGRESS GO INTO THE VA, SINGLE-PAYER IS SO GREAT? HAVE POLITICIANS GET THEIR HEALTH CARE.>>EUROPE THEY RATION HEALTH CARE. WE DON’T WANT WANT THAT HERE.

Chinese hackers taregting US Navy: Report


>>AND ROMNEY’S LACK OF COMMON SENSE IN FULL DISPLAY. THE “WALL STREET JOURNAL” TODAY, REPORTING THAT UNITED STATES NAVY AND CONTRACTOR ARE UNDER CYBER SIEGE BY CHINESE HACKERS, IN NATIONAL SECURITY RHETT STOLEN THREATEN AMERICA’S STANDING AT WORLD’S AS WORLD’S TOP MILITARY POWER, THERE IS NO WAY TO EXCUSE THIS ACT OF CYBER TERROR BY THE CHINESE WHO ARE INTENT ON BECOMING A DOMINANT FORCE ON A GLOBAL GAIL. IT SAID UNITED STATES WILL RESPOND TO HOSTILE ACTS IN CYBERSPACE AS WE WOULD TO ANY OTHER THREAT TO OUR COUNTRY, RECOGNIZE IT COULD COMPEL ACTIONS UNDER COMMITMENT WE HAVE WITH HURT MILITARY TREATY PARTNERS AND RESERVE RIGHT TO USE ALL NECESSARY MEANS, ASAPPROPRIATE AND CONSISTENT WITH APP BLIX APTH APP BLIX APPL APP BLIX APPLICPP BLIX APPLICAB BLIX APPLICABLELIX APPLICABLE IX APPLICABLE INTERNATIONAL LAW. AND CONTRIBUTING TO LACK OF AMERICAN CYBER SECURITY BY 2021, A STAGGERING 3. BY 5 MILLION CYBER SECURITY JOBS ARE ESTIMATED TO BE VACANT IN PRIVATE AND MILITARY SECTORS, TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S 2020 BUDGET REQUESTING 9.6 BILLION TO ENHANCE DEFENSE DEPUTY CYBER MISSION, IS JUST MORE THAN 1% OF TOTAL DEFENSE BUDGET, CLEARLY, MORE IS NEEDED. WE BRING IN FOX BUSINESS NATIONAL SECURITY, FOREIGN ANALYSTD DR. WALID PHARES, AND FRED FLEITZ. WOULD YOU CALL THIS AN ACT OF WAR?>>ABSOLUTELY, IT IS UNDERMINING U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY, IT IS STEALING, A TECHNOLOGICAL EDGE THAT U.S. TAXPAYER SPENT BILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO DEVELOPMENT AND MAKING US MUCH MORE VULNERABLE TO CHINA, AND RAISES REAL QUESTIONS ABOUT THE TRADE TALK WITH CHINA. THIS IS AN ACT OF WAR. HOW CAN WE TRUST CHINA IN THE TRADE TALKS WITH SUCH A MASSIVE ATTACK ON OUR MILITARY SECRETS.>>WALEED, I WOULD ADVISE EVERYONE READING THIS TO — WATCHING THIS ON READ THE “WALL STREET JOURNAL” PIECE, IT IS WELL REPORTED, WELL RESERVED. A NAIVE OFFICIAL A NAVVE OFFICIAL A NAVYE OFFICIAL A NAVY OOFFICIAL A NAVY OFFFICIAL A NAVY OFFICCIAL A NAVY OFFICIAAL A NAVY OFFICIALL A NAVY OFFICIAL CALLING IN A DEADLY VIEWER US WHAT IS HOPPING HAPPENING, HE IS SAYING IF WE DON’T DO ANYTHING WE COULD DIE.>>THAT IS PRETTY PLAIN, THE BIGGER QUESTION. OTHER QUESTION, WHAT IS CHINA DOING? WHY IS CHINA CONDUCTING THOSE ATTACKS SPECIFICALLY IN TERMS OF ESPIONAGE. BUT TARGETING ELECTRONICALLY OUR NAVY. BECAUSE CHINA’S EXPANSION FEAR IS ONLY IN THE PACIFIC, ONLY FORCE IN THE PACIFIC BLOCKING CHINA FROM JAPAN TO SOUTH KOREA TO TAIWAN TO PHILIPPINES IS U.S. NAVY. CHINA IS OUTSIDE CHINA IT IS — NORTHEAST AFRICA, LATIN AMERICA, WE HAVE TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THE CHINESE ARE TRYING TO DO, WE NEED TO DESIGN A COUNTER STRATEGY. SOME HAD BE COUNTER ELECTRONIC, BUT THERE ARE OTHER FIELDS TO CONFRONT THIS AS WELL.>>FOR A LONG TIME, FRED, WE SAID JUST THE SOUTH CHINA SEA. WE UNDERSTAND THEY HAVE IMPERIALISTIC INSTINCTS WITH REGARD TO TAKE OVER THAT PART, PERHAPS TAKE OVER KEY — TAIWAN, BUT THIS GOES BEYOND THAT ONE THING THIS REPORT REVEALS, THEY STOLE SECRET PLANS THAT NAVY HAD TO BUILD A SUPERSONIC ANTISHIP MISSILE FOR OUR SUBMARINES, THIS IS KEY WARFARE THEY HAVE STOLEN FROM US THAT WE NEED NOT ONLY TO DEFEND THE SOUTH CHINA SEA, BUT EVERYWHERE ELSE WE’RE INVOLVED.>>YES, THAT IS RIGHT. AND THE PROBLEM WITH SUBMARINE DEFENSE SECRETS STOLEN, IF THERE A CONFLICT WITH CHINA, WE’LL RELY HEAVILY SUBMARINES, BECAUSE SURFACE SHIPS ARE VULNERABLE TO MISSILE ATTACKS, CHINA IS BUILDING AN AIN’T — ANTICARRIER MISSILE, AND TO THIS DAY, CHINA HAS WEAK SUBMARINE DEFENSE CAPABILITIES, THIS IS A VERY SERIOUS BREACH.>>WALID PHARES, WHAT DO WE DO KNOW? WE KNOW ABOUT THE BREACH, WE KNOW HOW DEVASTATING IT HAS BEEN TO OUR MILITARY. I ASSUME IT GOES ELSEWHERE NOT LIMITED TO THE NAVY.>>IT IS NOT LIMITED TO THE NAVY. AND THEY SHOWED IT CLEARLY. THEY ARE TRYING TO TO THEY GO TO OUR PRIVATE SECTOR TO STEAL INFORMATION, THEY TARGET MILITARY INSTALLATIONS IN TERMS OF ELECTRONIC WARFARE TO SEE HOW FAR OUR DEFENSES ARE WORKING. REMEMBER REACTION AIN’T TIME –ING REAGAN TIME, SOVIETS BUILDING LONG RANGE MISSILES, THEY WERE ALMOST BEATING US, HE WENT TO SPACE, WE DON’T ALWAYS HAVE TO RESPOND WITH PUTTING MONEY IN THE SAME. WE LOOK AT WEAKNESS, AND CHINESE APPARATUS WORLD WIDE, THEY ARE SPREAD VERY THIN IN THE WORLD, THEY ARE BUILDING BASIS, THEY ARE FUNDING COUNTRY IN AFRICA FOR EXAMPLE, OUR ALLIES, WE NEED TO HAVE A DIFFERENT STRATEGY TO CONFRONT THEM, EXPRM ONE CONFRONT THEM AEXPRM ONE CONFRONT THEM ANDPRM ONE CONFRONT THEM AND RM ONE CONFRONT THEM AND REMONE CONFRONT THEM AND REMEME CONFRONT THEM AND REMEMBER ONE THING, THEY DO THIS 1 THEY THING, THEY DO THIS O THEY THING, THEY DO THIS ONCHEY THING, THEY DO THIS ONCEEY THING, THEY DO THIS ONCE SAY A US SENDS FORCES IN NORTH KOREA. WE WILL WIN AND DEFEAT WITH THE NORTH KOREANS.>>CAN WE GO FURTHER WITH THE TRADE TALKS WITHOUT ADDRESSING THIS WITHIN THE TRADE TALKS OR ELIMINATING THE TRADE TALKS UNTIL WE GET ASSURANCE THAT WE’VE ATTACKED THEIR ATTACKS AGAIN US.>>IT HAS TO BE BROUGHT UP IN TRADE TALK. ANOTHER POINT, THIS ARTICLE SAID THAT NAVY WAS ALLOWING OUR DEFENSE CONTRACT TO SELF REPORT THEIR CYBER VULNERABILITIES AND VIOLATIONS, THINK ABOUT, THAT. THESE CONTRACTS WERE POLICING THEMSELVES. WE HAVE — WE HAVE 4 INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES CHARGED WITH DOING THIS AND OTHERS DOING RELATED WORK. DID THEY DROP THE BALL HERE? I THINK THAT PRESIDENT AND CONGRESS IMMEDIATELY NEED TO ROOK LOOK INTO WHAT HAPPENED HERE, AND WHY WE SPEND BILLIONS IN CYBER DEFENSE, AND WHY DONE THEY STOP THIS.>>WALID WE HAVE TO BE CLEAR ABOUT WHO IS RESPONSIBLE, IT WAS NOT ONLY BUILD UP AND NEGLECTED, THE CHINESE INTERFERENCE DURING OBAMA ADMINISTRATION, BUT FIRST PART OF TRUMP ADMINISTRATION AS WELL, RIGHT?>>IT IS TRUE. YOU DON’T CHANGE BUREAUCRACY OVERNIGHT. YOU NEED TO HAVE A GOOD REVIEW OF OUR STRATEGIC PROJECTS ACROSS BAUER A-UER A–ER A–BUREAUCRACY THAT IS A SITE A–BUREAUCRACY THAT IS T SITE A–BUREAUCRACY THAT IS TIGITE A–BUREAUCRACY THAT IS TIGHTE COOPERATION BETWEEN THE WHITE HOUSE AND CONGRESS, WHICH IS NOT THE BEST RIGHT NOW.>>WE ALSO NEED MONEY, THIS ARTICLE POINTS OUT, IT IS CLEAR WE COULD DIE AS A RESULT OF SOME OF THE CYBERATTACKS WE’RE INCURRING RIGHT NOW FROM CHINA.>>RIDE, BILL QUARTERS — GIRTS WITH WASHINGTON TIME SAID CHINA HAS 100,000 CYBER WARFARE OFFICERS, THEY ARE WITH CHINESE MILITARY, THEY TO WAR GAMES TO STEAL PASSWORDS AND BREAK INTO WEB SITES, THE CHINESE ARE VERY SERIOUS ABOUT THIS AND WE’RE LACKING.>>YOU HAVE DEAL CAN SO CALL PRIVATE SECTOR IN CHINA, ALMOST ENTIRELY CONTROLLED BY CHINESE COMMUNIST GOVERNMENT, THERE IS NOTHING THAT A BUSINESS COULD DO IN CHINA WITHOUT SOME INTERFERENCE WITH CHINA, THERE YOU HAVE HUAWEI AND OTHERS, WITH THE QUESTION HOW THAT FITS INTO THE TRADE TALKS HAS TO BE 41 AND CENTER.>>YOU HAVE SUMMARIZE VERY WELL. PRIVATE SECTOR IN CHINA IS CONTROLLED BY CHINESE GOVERNMENT. THERE IS ALSO A YOUNGER GENERATION, THEY ARE TECH-SAVVY, THEY ARE RISING, THAT IS WHY THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT IS NERVOUS ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING ON INSIDE, THEY WANT TO CONTROL EVERYTHING TECHNOLOGICAL, I ASSUME NEXT CHANGE IN CHINA WILL COME PRACTICE THAT FIELD — WILL COME FROM THAT FEEL.>>IS IT TIME TO WALK OUT OF THESE TRADE TALKS BECAUSE OF THIS.>>IT IS POSSIBLE, I BELIEVE THERE IS A CONNECTION BETWEEN CHINA, NORTH KOREA AND MANEUVERS ON GROUND AND THOSE CYBERATTACKS. I THINK THAT NEGOTIATIONS WITH CHINA, AND PRESIDENT TRUMP, ARE THE FIELD WHERE THE PRESIDENT WITH MOVE FORWARD, HE HAS SKILL IN NEGOTIATIONS. THAT IS CONNECTED IN MY VIEW.>>FRED IT IS CLEAR, FROM THE “WALL STREET JOURNAL” ARTICLE, LAID OUT FOR ALL TO SEE WHAT THEY HAVE BEEN DOING, YOU CALL IT WARFARE, I BELIEVE “WALL STREET JOURNAL” THAT IS ONLY CONCLUSION YOU CAN LEAD TO AFTER READING THIS ARTICLE, IS THAT GROUNDS FOR WALKING OUT OF THE TALK.>>I DON’T THINK WE SHOULD WALKOUT OF THE TALK, WE SHOULD PROCEED WITH THE TALKS, BUT THIS ELEMENT, AS WELL AS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY THEFT HAS TO BE PART OF THE TALKS OR WE WILL NOTE GET A MEANINGFUL — NOT GET A MEANINGFUL DEAL.

Freshman Democrats take aim at Nancy Pelosi


SPEAKER WOULD TRY TO DIMINISH OUR VOICES IN SO MANY WAYS. TRISH: RASHIDA TLAIB TRYING TO DRAG NANCY PELOSI INTO A FIGHT THERE. SUGGESTING THAT NANCY PELOSI DOESN’T CARE ABOUT WOMEN WHO ARE MINORITIES. THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY IS IMPLODING RIGHT BEFORE OUR EYES. IT’S NO WONDER. WHEN YOU HAVE THE LIKES OF ILHAN OMAR, RASHIDA TLAIB AND ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ REFUSING FUNDING FOR AID FOR OUR BORDER JUST BECAUSE TRUMP WANTS IT. THIS IS THE PROBLEM WITH OUR COUNTRY THAT THEY SHOULD TAKE SOME OWNERSHIP OVER. NANCY PELOSI IS PUBLICLY SHAMING THOSE ON THE FAR LEFT DUE TO THEIR REFUSAL TO SUPPORT THE EMERGENCY BORDER BILL SAYING ALL THESE PEOPLE HAVE THEIR PUBLIC WHATEVER AND TWITTER WORLD, BUT THEY DIDN’T HAVE ANY FOLLOWING. THEY ARE FOUR PEOPLE AND THAT’S HOW MANY VOTES THEY GOT. AOC AND ILHAN OMAR ARE NOT SO HAPPY. THEY ARE RESPONDING ON YOU GUESSED IT, TWITTER. AOC DEFENDS HER QUOTE SAYING IT’S CALLED PUBLIC SENTIMENT. ILHAN OMAR ACCUSES PELOSI OF BEING SALTY. ISN’T THAT AGEIST? SHE SEEMS TO BE SUGGESTING THAT THE POWER HAS TOTALLY SHIFTED AWAY FROM NANCY TO THEM. JOINING ME RIGHT NOW, FORMER NEVADA STATE GOP CHAIR, AND ROBIN BIRO. ROBIN, I DON’T ALWAYS HAVE MOMENTS LIKE THIS, BUT TONIGHT I’M HAVING ONE. NANCY PELOSI IS DOING THE RIGHT THING. I DIDN’T APPRECIATE HER 180 WHEN SHE WAS AGAINST FUNDING FOR THE BORDERED WALL, THEN SHE CHANGED HER TUNE AT THE LAST MINUTE. I WOULD APPRECIATE IT IF WE COULD SEE SOME CONSISTENCY FROM ALL OF THESE POLITICIANS. BUT IT IS WHAT IT IS. NOW SHE IS DEALING WITH THESE WOMEN THAT ARE JUST GOING FOR THE JUGULAR IN A WAY THAT’S NOT HEALTHY, NOT APPROPRIATE, AND COULD SEND OUR COUNTRY DOWN A VERY, VERY BAD PATH. WHAT IS NANCY TO DO?>>IT’S SO INTERESTING TO ME. I HAVE CRITICIZED HER SO MANY TIMES, BUT SHE DOES KNOW HOW TO COUNT VOTES. SO SHE IS RIGHT THERE AS FAR AS THAT GOES. AND SHE — THE ON PROBLEM I HAVE WITH IT IS SHE IS CRITICIZING THE YOUNGEST ONES. AND TIME IS LINEAR. THESE PEOPLE WILL BE OUR FUTURE WHETHER WE LIKE THAT OR NOT. TRISH: THEY APPARENTLY YOU WANT TO KNOW THAT SAYING SHE IS SALTY. THEY ARE SAYING SHE DOESN’T CARE ABOUT MINORITY WOMEN. THEY ARE SAYING SHE IS SALTY. THIS COULD ACTUALLY BE, YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE UNDOING OF A PARTY, THE DEMOCRATS AS WE KNOW THEM SEEM TO BE SPLINTERING BEFORE MY VERY EYES.>>YOU ARE RIGHT. ROBIN ALSO HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD WITH THE FACT THAT WE ARE GOING HAVE THE YOUNGER GENERATION TAKING OVER AT SOME POINT. BUT I’M A MOM OF FOUR, AND I AM IN CHARGE OF TEACHING MY CHILDREN HOW TO BE RESPECTFUL TOWARD THEIR ELDERS. SPEAKER PELOSI IS SMART ENOUGH TO KNOW SHE IS IN CHARGE OF MAKING SURE THE DEMOCRATS KEEP CONTROL OF CONGRESS. THESE THE FOUR GENIUS FRESHMEN ARE INCREDIBLY NAIVE AND YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER THAT MISS TLAIB WHO IS DEMANDING RESPECT, SHE IS THE ONE WHO WAS FIRST ELECTED ACTUALLY SAID SHE TOLD HER SON, WE ARE GOING TO THE IMPEACH THE THE. SHE HAS A BIT OF A PROBLEM WHEN IT COMES TO RESPECT. AND SPEAKER PELOSI HAS THE GAVEL AND DESERVES THE RESPECT. TRISH: SHE FOR WHATEVER REASON, IS STRUGGLING TO COMMAND IT. HER PARTY IS COMING APART AT THE SEAMS. POLITICALLY SPEAKING, HOW DOES THIS PLAY OUT AS WE GO INTO 2020? YOU LOOK AT THIS LEFTIST FRINGE OF SOCIALISTS WHO WANT TO REMAKE THE WORLD AS THEY SEE FIT. THAT MEANS GOD HELP WITH THAT MEANS GOD HELP YITH THAT MEANS GOD HELP YOUH THAT MEANS GOD HELP YOU, BY THE WAY, SIR, YOU ARE A WHITE MAN.>>NANCY KNOWS SHE HAS NOTHING TO LOSE. SHE MADE A PROMISE SHE WOULDN’T RUN FOR SPEAKER AGAIN. HOW IT PLAYS OUT? THE BIGGEST QUESTION IS HOW SHE IS GOING TO HANDLE THE I WORD, IMPEACHMENT. I WANT TO SEE HOW SHE CAN MANAGE THAT SPECIFICALLY. TRISH: IT’S GOING TO BE HARD. AND THAT ALSO IS A RECIPE FOR DISASTER FOR HER PARTY. RASHIDA TLAIB SAYS YES SHE ABSOLUTELY BELIEVES THE DETENTION CENTERS WHERE WE ARE HOUSING MIGRANTS WHO COME HERE WILLINGLY BUT ILLEGALLY TO OUR COUNTRY ARE THE SAME THING AS THE CONCENTRATION CAMPS THAT KILLED MILLIONS OF JEWS IN NAZI GERMANY. A MASSIVE SLAP IN THE FACE TO

Clinton’s email scandal resurfaces after Mueller finds ‘no collusion’


WHAT WE SHOULD BE DOING. LOU: AND FAILED 2016 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE HILLARY CLINTON, SHE HAS SURFACED AGAIN TO CLAIM THE ONLY THING PREVENTING AN INDICTMENT AGAINST PRESIDENT TRUMP IS THAT HE’S IN THE OFFICE. THE PRESIDENT’S ATTORNEY RUDY GIULIANI SAYS HILLARY SHOULD, WELL, THINK BEFORE SHE TALKS.>>THERE’S A WOMAN WHO REALLY OBSTRUCTED JUSTICE. THE PRESIDENT DIDN’T DELETE 33,000 E-MAILS, HE DIDN’T HAVE SOMEBODY SMASH UP TELEPHONES AND HE DIDN’T HAVE SOMEONE WIPE OUT A SERVER AND BLEACH BIT IT. THERE USED TO BE A STANDING POLICY YOU CANNOT INDICT A CLINTON NO MATTER HOW MUCH THEY OBSTRUCT JUSTICE, NO MATTER HOW MUCH EVIDENCE THEY DESTROY AND NO MATTER HOW OFTEN THEY LIE AND NO MATTER HOW OFTEN THEY COMMIT PERJURY. YOU CAN’T INDICT A CLINTON. LOU: THAT’S GOING TO BE TESTED, IT MAY APPEAR. JOINING US TONIGHT, JUDICIAL WATCH PRESIDENT, TOM FITTON. GREAT TO HAVE YOU WITH US. LET’S START WITH YOU DISH WATCH’S DISCOVERY OF CLINTON E-MAILS IN THE WHITE HOUSE. HOW COULD THAT BE?>>IT’S AMAZING. WE FORCED THIS DISCLOSURE OUT OF THE FBI. LOOK, A FEDERAL COURT RAN A YOU DISH WATCH DISCOVERY IN THE CLINTON E-MAIL SCANDAL LATE LAST YEAR. FOUND IT. ONE OF THE GRAVEST MODERN OFFENSES IN THE TRANSPARENCY, AUTHORIZED US TO SEND WRITTEN QUESTIONS TO THE TOP FBI OFFICIAL RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CLINTON E-MAIL INVESTIGATION AND THE RUSSIAN INVESTIGATION. AND HE RESPONDED TO US UNDER OATH IN WRITING THAT THEY FOUND CLINTON E-MAIL IN, AMONG OTHER PLACES, THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE OBAMA WHITE HOUSE. SO IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHY HILLARY CLINTON SKATED, IT’S BECAUSE, AS THIS EVIDENCE DEMONSTRATES, ONE TESTIMONY IN THE FBI BECAUSE THE OBAMA WHITE HOUSE AND BARACK OBAMA ARE IMPLICATED IN THE SCANDAL. LOU: THAT’S THE BOTTOM LINE HERE. AND THAT IMPLICATION IS GOING TO LEAD US WHERE?>>WELL, IT OUGHT TO LEAD TO AT LEAST THE REOPENING OF THE INVESTIGATION. LOOK, IN JUST THE LAST TWO MONTHS OR SO, WE’VE HAD — YOU DISH WATCH — LOU: CLINTON INVESTIGATION.>>RIGHT. YOU DISH WATCH UNCOVERED FIVE CLASSIFIED E-MAILS AMONG THE E-MAILS THAT HILLARY CLINTON TRIED TO DELETE OR DESTROY. LOU: RIGHT.>>FBI NOTES OF THE SHAM INVESTIGATION, THE FIRST ONE IN 2016, AND THE NOTES LITERALLY SAY, CLINTON COVERUP OPERATION. THEY’RE QUOTING HER I.T. TEAM USING THAT PHRASE. LOU: SAY THAT AGAIN.>>CLINTON COVERUP OPERATION. LOU: THAT’S EXTRAORDINARY.>>SO THEY GOT IT — LOU: DID HE SIGN IT? THAT WOULD BE AN OPEN AND SHUT CASE, RIGHT?>>WELL THE FBI HAS EVIDENCE DOCUMENTING QUOTE A CLINTON COVER-UP OPERATION AND MRS. CLINTON THIS WEEK IS COMPLAINING THAT SOMEONE LIKE PRESIDENT TRUMP WOULD HAVE BEEN DIETED BUT FOR IF FACT HE WAS PRESIDENT. LOU: EXPECT THERE WAS NO CRIME. THERE’S NO OBSTRUCTION. OTHER THAN THAT IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A PROBLEM.>>YEAH, OTHER THAN HAVING NO CRIME THERE. BUT AS MAYOR JULIAN ANY BUT AS MAYOR GULIAN ANY BUT AS MAYOR GIUIAN ANY BUT AS MAYOR GIULIN ANY BUT AS MAYOR GIULIANANY BUT AS MAYOR GIULIANINY BUT AS MAYOR GIULIANI POINTS OUT, YOU’VE GOT THE EVIDENCE WITH HER E-MAIL CAMPAIGN. THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION BEGAN WITH HER AND IT WAS BEGUN TO PROTECT HER. BECAUSE THEY KNEW IF THE EYE OF JUSTICE FOCUSED ON ANYTHING OTHER THAN HILLARY CLINTON, SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN PROSECUTED AND A LOT OF OTHER PEOPLE AROUND HER, INCLUDING IN THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION WOULD HAVE FACED JUSTICE. NOW THAT THE MUELLER INVESTIGATION AND THE RUSSIA HOAX HAS BEEN EXPOSED AS THE FRAUD IT IS, NOW MAYBE THE EYE OF JUSTICE CAN FOCUS ON HILLARY CLINTON. IN THE MEANTIME JUDICIAL WATCH IS CONDUCTING DISCOVERY. WE HAVE WITNESSES COMING IN BEING QUESTIONED UNDER OATH. IT’S INCREDIBLE THAT WE’RE DOING THIS AND THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT IS YET TO GET ITS ACT TOGETHER. IN FACT THEY’VE BEEN FIGHTING US ON THIS. LOU, THERE’S A LOT OF REFORM NECESSARY TO GET SOME JUSTICE IN THIS TOWN, THAT’S FOR SURE. LOU: ARE THEY STILL FIGHTING YOU EVEN AFTER THE ARRIVAL OF WILLIAM BARR, THE ATTORNEY GENERAL?>>YES. LOU: AND HAVE YOU TAKEN THAT UP WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE?>>NO, I HAVE NOT. AND FOR INSTANCE, YOU KNOW, WE’RE TAKING THE DEPOSITIONS OF THESE INDIVIDUALS AND THERE’S VIDEOTAPES OF THE DEPOSITIONS AND THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT HAS COME IN AND SAID THOSE VIDEOTAPES SHOULD NOT BE PUBLIC AND THAT SERVE TO PROTECT THESE FORMER OBAMA AND CLINTON TOP AIDES. IT’S UNBELIEVABLE. LOU: SO IT SOUNDS LIKE SOMEONE WITHIN THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT AND THE FBI, THEY’RE TRYING VERY HARD TO PERPETUATE A LEVEL OF POLITICAL CORRUPTION THAT I CAN’T BELIEF WILLIAM BARR WOULD PERMIT.>>WELL, YOU KNOW, THE CHARITABLE INTERPRETATION IS HE’S ONLY THERE A FEW MONTHS AND HE’S HAD OTHER THINGS ON HIS PLATE. BUT I SUGGEST HE FOCUSES ON BEING ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE EFFORT TO GET THE TRUTH ON HILLARY CLINTON AND WHAT SHE WAS UP TO. LOU: PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID A VERY, I THINK VERY IMPORTANT THING ABOUT TRANSPARENCY. AND I WANT TO GET YOUR JUDGMENT ABOUT IT. HE SAID THAT THIS IS THE MOST TRANSPARENT ADMINISTRATION IN HISTORY. I THINK WITHOUT QUESTION BY LIGHT YEARS IT IS CERTAINLY THE MOST TRANSPARENT COMPARED TO CERTAINLY THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION WHICH WAS ONE OF THE LEAST, EVEN THOUGH PRESIDENT OBAMA PROMISED HIS WOULD BE TRANSPARENT. WHAT IS YOUR REACTION TO THE PRESIDENT’S STATEMENT?>>I THINK AT THE PRESIDENTIAL LEVEL HE’S ABSOLUTELY RIGHT. THE WHITE HOUSE HAS BEEN AN OPEN BOOK RELATIVELY SPEAKING, ESPECIALLY WITH THEIR UNPRECEDENTED COOPERATION WITH THE MUELLER WITCH HUNT. LOU: ABSOLUTELY.>>CERTAINLY THE PRESIDENT’S TWEETS OVER WHICH HE’S CRITICIZED. LOU: WHO CRITICIZES CANDOR, DIRECTNESS, STRAIGHTFORWARDNESS AND A DIRECT STATEMENT TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE EVERY DAY.>>REMARKABLE AND HISTORIC TRAN PARENTCY BY THE PRESIDENT. THE PRESIDENT SHOULD BRING THAT TRANSPARENCY HE BRINGS TO HIS TWEETS TO THE REST OF HIS AGENCIES AND TELLING EVERYONE LOOK, THE COVERUP FOR THE DEEP STATE IS OVER. IT’S ALL HANDS ON DECK IN TERMS OF GETTING ALL OF THESE DOCUMENTS OUT TO THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN INVESTIGATING, LIKE JUDICIAL WATCH, THE STATE DEPARTMENT, THE CIA, THE NSA, JUSTICE FBI, ALL OF THAT DEEP STATE CONSPIRACY AGAINST THE PRESIDENT AND THE REPUBLIC. LOU: AND YOU USED THE WORD HOAX, THAT IT’S OVER. THIS WAS AN ATTEMPT TO OVERTHROW THE PRESIDENT. ON THIS BROADCAST I’M NOT GOING TO USE THE WORD HOAX AGAIN. IT WAS AN EFFORT TO OVERTHROW THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. THERE’S NOTHING BENIGN ABOUT THIS AND NOTHING TRIVIAL. I HOPE THAT THE PRESIDENT — I HOPE THAT THE ATTORNEY GENERAL STARTS PROSECUTING EVERYONE WITHIN THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT, THE FBI, THE DEEP STATE, THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY CERTAINLY, ANYONE CONNECTED WITH THAT CONSPIRACY.>>CRIMES WERE COMMITTED, LOU. THEY TARGETED THE PRESIDENT IN A SENSE AND THESE CRIME VICTIMS VC SENSE AND THESE CRIME VICTIMS VI SENSE AND THESE CRIME VICTIMS VS NEED, VINDICATED THROUGH JUSTICE DEPARTMENT THAT’S FOR SURE. THIS OUGHT TO BE PRIORITY ONE FOR THE ATTORNEY GENERAL. LOU: TOM FINTON, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. IT’S THE ONLY WAY TO ENSURE WHAT THE PRESIDENT WANTS, THAT NO PRESIDENT EVER HAVE TO CONTEND WITH WHAT HE HAS HAD TO