Mike Pence: Russia, China, Cuba engage in ‘debt diplomacy’ with Venezuela


TRISH: BREAKING TONIGHT. THE SOCIALIST DICTATORSHIP OF NICOLAS MADURO IS NO LONGER. VENEZUELA HAS A NEW PRESIDENT. A LEADER CHOSEN BY THE PEOPLE AND SUPPORTED BY THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. HERE IS MY EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH OUR VICE PRESIDENT, MIKE PENCE. THERE IS SOMETHING ELSE GOING ON AS WELL. VLADIMIR PUTIN I WAS TOLD BY THE FORMER VICE PRESIDENT DELCY RODRIGUEZ, THEY ARE DOING BUSINESS WITH THEM, THEY ARE DOING BUSINESS WITH THE CHINESE AND IRANIANS. THAT THEY ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS BASICALLY. ALL THE FOLKS WE DON’T LIKE SO MUCH. BUT NOW THAT THERE IS A PRESIDENT THAT HAS A RELATIONSHIP WITH US WHO WANTS FREEDOM FOR HIS PEOPLE, HOW DOES THAT CHANGE THE PUTIN EQUATION WITH THE CHINESE AND IRANIANS.>>WE HAVE SEEN RUSSIA, CHINA AND CUBA ENGAGE IN WHAT WE’LL CALL DEBT DIPLOMACY WITH VENEZUELA. AND WHAT WE’LL ASK OF THE NEW TRANSITIONAL GOVERNMENT IS THAT THEY UPHOLD THE CONSTITUTION AND RULE OF LAW. MANY OF THOSE ARRANGEMENTS WERE MADE UNILATERALLY BY THE MADURO REGIME ANDER IN APPROVED THROUGH THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY AND THE LEGISLATURE AS THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES. BUT OUR HOPE IS THAT THIS IS A NEW BEGINNING FOR OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH VENEZUELA. AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, THAT IT’S A NEW BEGINNING FOR THE VEHICLESSIAN PEOPLE. — THE VENEZUELAN PEOPLE. I HAVE NEVER BEEN MORE MOVED THAN TO SEE THE VAST CROWDS THAT TOOK TO THE STREETS IN VENEZUELA. WAVING VENEZUELAN FLAGS AND STANDING UP FOR FREEDOM AND STANDING UP FOR DEMOCRACY AND FAIR ELECTIONS AND THE RULE OF LAW. AND I AM VERY INSPIRED BY THE COURAGE OF ALL OF THOSE IN THE OPPOSITION WHO HAVE BEEN WILLING TO STAND UP TO A REGIME THAT HAS USED VIOLENCE TO OPPRESS ITS CRITICS AND JAILED ITS OPPOSITION IN THE PAST. WE HAVE SEEN THE BRUTALITY OF A MADURO REGIME. THE COURAGE THAT PRESIDENT GUAIDO HAVE SHOWN AND THE COUNSEL OF THE OPPOSITION TO BRING THIS DAY ABOUT. IT’S NOT LOST ON PRESIDENT TRUMP AND IT’S NOT LOST ON ME. WE’LL STAND FIRM WITH THE PEOPLE OF VENEZUELA UNTIL FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY ARE RESTORED.>>AN GROWN LOPEZ TOLD ME — THIS IS THE WOMAN MARRIED TO LEOPOLD LOPEZ WHO PROBABLY WOULD HAVE BEEN PRESIDENT IN A FAIR ELECTION BECAUSE HE’S THE MOST OF POPULAR POLITICIAN.>>ANOTHER COURAGEOUS MAN. TRISH: AND COURAGEOUS WOMAN AND FLAME. THERE ARE OTHER THINGS THEY COULD DO THAN TAKE ON THIS FIGHT. BUT THEY TOOK IT ON. I KNOW LILLIAN MET WITH YOU AND MET WITH THE PRESIDENT. BUT FOR HER THIS WAS A BREAKTHROUGH. SHE WASN’T ABLE TO GET ANY TRACTION, SHALL WE SAY, DURING THE PREVIOUS ADMINISTRATION. FOR WHATEVER REASON, IT WASN’T AS BIG A PRIORITY. WHEN I HEAR YOU TALK ABOUT THOSE CROWDS AND HOW IT’S AN EMOTIONAL PERSONS WATCHING THEM, I FELT THE SAME WAY. I THINK AS AMERICANS WE WANT WHAT’S RIGHT FOR PEOPLE. WE WANT PEOPLE TO BE ABLE TO CONTROL THEIR OWN DESTINY. BUT WHY THIS SORT OF SENSE THAT THEY COULD HANDLE IT ON THEIR OWN PREVIOUSLY AND WHY THE CHANGE? IS THAT JUST A DIFFERENT VIEW OF THE WORLD FROM THIS ADMINISTRATION?>>PRESIDENT TRUMP HAD A UNIQUE APPRECIATION FOR THE CHALLENGES FROM VENEZUELA FROM EARLY IN THIS ADMINISTRATION. HE DEPLOYED THE FULL RESOURCES OF OUR TREASURY DEPARTMENT. THAT’S A SANCTION MORE THAN 50 OFFICIALS IN THE MADURO REGIME, AND MANY VERY CLOSE TO NICOLAS MADURO. WE PROVIDED $100 MILLION IN HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE TO THOSE WHO FLED VENEZUELA. MY WIFE AND I VISITED REFUGEES IN CAMS AROUND THE REGION. THE PRESIDENT HAD A PRIORITY EARLY IN THIS ADMINISTRATION THAT WE WOULD TAKE ACTIONS NECESSARY TO ISOLATE THE MADURO REGIME ECONOMICALLY AND DIPLOMATICALLY TO EMPOWER THE PEOPLE OF VENEZUELA TO SEIZE THIS MOMENT IN HISTORY FOR FREEDOM. AND THE LOPEZ FAMILY LED THE WAY. THEY SHOWED EXTRAORDINARY COURAGE AND NOW WITH PRESIDENT GUAIDO WE ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO STAND WITH HIM, WITH OTHER COUNTRIES THAT ARE RECOGNIZING HIM AS THE LEGITIMATE PRESIDENT OF VENEZUELA. AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO AND WITH AND PRAY FOR THE PEOPLE OF VENEZUELA UNTIL FREEDOM IS RESTORED. TRISH: ARE YOU GOING TO INVITE PRESIDENT GUAIDO HERE?>>I WILL LEAVE THAT DECISION TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. BUT THIS IS A GOOD DAY FOR FREEDOM. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND THIS PRESIDENT, THIS ADMINISTRATION

Trump spars with GM over Ohio plant


LAUREN: PRESIDENT TRUMP SPARRING WITH GENERAL MOTORS OVER THE LORDSTOWN PLANT IN OHIO. THE PRESIDENT ARM TWISTING THE COMPANY TO REOPEN THAT PLANT BUT GM TELLING THE PRESIDENT BUTT OUT OF OUR BUSINESS, QUITE FRANKLY. WHY IS DONALD TRUMP BUTTING IN IN IN SUCH A BIG WAY IN THIS INSTANCE?>>YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER HE’S ALL ABOUT JOBS AND WITH THE LOW UNEMPLOYMENT RATE AT 3.8%, HE DOESN’T WANT TO SEE OHIO, WHICH IS HIS STATE, SUDDENLY THINK YOU’RE NOT GIVING US JOBS, YOU’RE TAKING JOBS AWAY. SOME OF THE JOBS FROM THE LORDSTOWN PLANT HAVE BEEN RELOCATED WHILE OTHERS STILL DON’T HAVE JOBS AND THIS IS A BIG PROBLEM. I THINK THAT IF HE DOESN’T GET IN THERE AND START PUSHING GENERAL MOTORS TO PRODUCE PRODUCT HERE IN THE U.S. RATHER THAN TAKING VEHICLES LIKE BLAZER AND HAVING THEM BUILT IN MEXICO, THAT’S A PROBLEM. SO THEY CAN RELOCATE BLAZE RER TO LORDSTOWN IF THEY CHOOSE TO. LAUREN: IT’S NOT JUST OHIO. POLLS ARE SHOWING THAT THE PRESIDENT IS LOSING HIS SUPPORT IN MANY STATES IN THE INDUSTRIAL MIDWEST.>>WELL, I DON’T GET INTO THE PLIGHT CAIGHT CALLHT THLLHT THELHT THEPOT THEPOLITICAL SIDE. FROM ITOM IT’S ALL ABOUT JOBS. PART OF IT IS OBVIOUSLY THAT UNION FEES, RETIREMENT FEES AND PEOPLE HAVE TO WANT TO BUY THOSE CARS AND WE ARE BUYING SUVS AND TRUCKS AND THAT’S REALLY WHAT CONSUMERS WANT AND THEY SHOULD BE MADE IN THE US. MERCEDES WILL BUILD IN ALABAMA, A $200,000 LUXURY VEHICLE. LAUREN: TOYOTA INVESTING $13 BILLION IN THE U.S. IS TOYOTA SELECTING STATES TO PRODUCE CARS AND HIRE AMERICAN WORKERS THAT DON’T SUPPORT UNIONS? IS THAT THE DIFFERENCE?>>YOU ARE SPOT-ON. YOU ARE CORRECT. THEY’RE PRODUCING IN WEST VIRGINIA, ALABAMA, TENNESSEE, PLACES THAT ARE NONUNION STATES. LAUREN: MISSOURI, KENTUCKY.>>EXACTLY. LAUREN: SO IS THE MESSAGE HERE THEN ABOUT THE UNIONS?>>WELL, I KNOW THAT IN THIS CASE WE DO NEED THE UNIONS IN DETROIT AND OHIO AND THOSE ARE JOBS THAT NEED TO BE SECURE. IT’S A MATTER OF THE PRESIDENT OFFERING SOME SORT OF INCENTIVE WHICH HE HAS BEFORE OR POTENTIALLY TAKING AWAY AN INCENTIVE. RIGHT NOW, THE NEW BUDGET INCLUDES TAKING AWAY THE E.V. TAX CREDIT AS WELL AS REDUCING OR ELIMINATING THE MONEY THAT GOES TO MANUFACTURERS TO PRODUCE BETTER, FUEL EFFICIENT CARS. IF THAT GOES AWAY, WHICH IS ENTIRELY POSSIBLE, MANUFACTURERS NO LONGER WILL HAVE THE SAME TYPE OF PRESSURE THEM FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE HOW THE BUDGET UNFOLDS. LAUREN: IT WILL. OVER THE WEEKEND FOX NEWS CHANNEL HAD AN INTERVIEW WITH A U.A.W. LOCAL PRESIDENT, DAVID GREEN. HE LASHED OUT AT HIM ON TWITTER. TIM RYAN FROM OHIO, SAID LOOK, GREEN HAS DONE EVERYING HE GREEN HAS DONE EVERYTHG HE GREEN HAS DONE EVERYTHINHE GREEN HAS DONE EVERYTHINGE GREEN HAS DONE EVERYTHING HE CAN, HE’S REACHED OUT TO THE PRESIDENT MANY TIMES BEFORE BUT NO RESPONSE FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP. WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THAT?>>U.AW AS FAR AS NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN THEM AND GENERAL MOTORS WHICH IS COMING IN THE FALL IS GOING TO BE VERY INTERESTING. THE UAW WANTS TO GET PEOPLE JOBS. THE PRESIDENT WANTS TO SUPPORT THOSE JOBS. BUT I DON’T KNOW WHY HE HASN’T REPLIED IN THE PAST. I DON’T HAVE AN IN AT THE WHITE HOUSE. BUT I WILL TELL YOU, IT’S GOING TO BE VERY CONTENTIOUS, ESPECIALLY WITH FORD AND CHRYSLER BECAUSE IT’S ABOUT JOBS.

Senate blocks Trump’s national emergency declaration


QUARTERBACK AARON ROGERS QUARTERBACK AS HIGHEST-PAYING PLAYER. WE BEGIN WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP NATIONAL EMERGENCY, BLOCKED, THE SENATE PASSING RESOLUTION, PRESIDENT TRUMP’S EMERGENCY DECLARATION AT THE SOUTHERN BORDER, LEGISLATION HEADS TO OVAL OFFICE WHERE PRESIDENT TRUMP IS EXPECTED TO VETO IT. THE PRESIDENT TWEETED THIS YESTERDAY, I LOOK FORWARD TO VETOING THE JUST PASSED DEMOCRAT INSPIRED RESOLUTION WHICH WOULD OPEN BORDERS WHILE INCREASING CRIMES, TRAFFICKING IN THE COUNTRY. THAT WAS MORE THAN EXPECTED, 12GOP SENATORS VOTED AGAINST THE PRESIDENT MAKING THE FINAL SENATE VOTE 59 TO 41. JOINING US NOW WEEKLY STANDARD DEPUTY EDITOR KELLY JANE, KELLY, GOOD TO SEE YOU, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US HERE. WE WERE EXPECTING THIS RESOLUTION TO PASS THE SENATE, BUT ACTUALLY IT WAS MORE REPUBLICANS GOING AGAINST THE PRESIDENT THAN WE THOUGHT.>>YEAH, YOU’RE RIGHT, MARIA, THE LAST I HAD HEARD REALLY RIGHT BEFORE SHORTLY BEFORE THE VOTE WAS THAT 5 REPUBLICANS WERE GOING TO JOIN, BUT IT SEEMS THAT ONCE ENOUGH JOINED THAT THEY KNOW THE RESOLUTION IS GOING TO PASS, THAT OTHERS YOU KNOW, THERE’S NOTHING TO LOSE, NO ONE CAN BLAME THEM FOR BEING THE SINGLE VOTE THAT PUTS THE RESOLUTION OVER THE EDGE, I FIND THAT VERY INTERESTING, THIS IS, YOU KNOW, A VERY BIG ISSUE, BIG STARK ISSUE AND YOU THINK THE SENATOR WOULD KNOW WHETHER HE OR SHE WILL VOTE FOR SOMETHING, WOULDN’T DEPEND ON WHO ELSE IS GOING TO VOTE, THAT REALLY SHOWS THAT THIS IS PARTLY A BIG POLITICAL GAME, PEOPLE ARE LOOKING TO MAKE UP STATEMENT RATHER THAN THINK ABOUT WHAT THEY ACTUALLY BELIEVE AND VOTE THAT WAY. INTERESTING. MARIA: WILL IT SURVIVE THE VETO, THE PRESIDENT WILL VETO THIS BUT WILL THEY BE ABLE TO OVERRIDE THE VETO?>>I DON’T THINK SO, NO. I MEAN, MAYBE AT THIS POINT SOME PEOPLE SAW WHAT HAPPENED AND OTHER SENATORS MIGHT DECIDE TO JOIN IN BUT I DOUBT IT. I THINK THAT WE ARE GOING TO SEE THE PEOPLE WHO VOTED — IT’S INTERESTING, YOU’LL SEE — YOU SAW AFTERWARDS SOME PEOPLE THAT WERE SURPRISED DID NOT JOIN THE VOTE, BEN SASSE, NEVER BEEN BEEN AFRAID TO CRITICIZE THE PRESIDENT IN THE PAST, HE DID NOT JOIN DEMOCRATS WITH THIS, ISSUED A STATEMENT ABOUT IT. SO I THINK HIS MOMENT IF HE WE WANTED TO JOIN THIS PACK, I DO NOT EXPECT THE SENATORS TO BE ABLE TO OVERRIDE TRUMP’S VETO.>>MARIA, BASICALLY THE VETO DOESN’T GET OVERRIDDEN, FUNDS ARE APPROPRIATED, WALL CONSTRUCTION CONTINUES ON AND THAT’S BASICALLY — THAT’S BASICALLY IT, RIGHT, DOESN’T SEEM LIKE THIS IS A POLITICAL HOT POTATO THAT IT WAS MONTHS AGO?>>WELL, THAT’S GOOD QUESTION, I’M NOT SURE THAT IT STOPS HERE, KEEP IN MIND NOW THAT THE PRESIDENT RELEASES BUDGET PROPOSAL THIS WEEK, THAT’S NOT GOING TO BECOME LAW, THE PRESIDENT’S BUDGET NEVER BECOMES LAW BUT THE PRESIDENT NOT ONLY ASKED FOR MONEY TO REPLACE SOME MONEY, HE’S TAKING FROM PENTAGON FUNDS TO PAY FOR THE WALL WITH THIS EMERGENCY DECLARATION BUT HE’S ACTUALLY ASKING FOR ADDITIONAL, I BELIEVE, IT’S AROUND 8 BILLION MORE FOR THE WALL. NOW, CLEARLY HE’S NOT GOING TO GET THAT BUT I THINK HE ACTUALLY WANTS TO PICK A POLITICAL FIGHT OVER THIS, HE KNOWS HE’S NOT GOING TO GET IT. MORE MONEY THAN HE’S ASKED FOR THIS LAST TIME BUT I THINK HE RELISHES THE FIGHT WITH DEMOCRATS AND I THINK HE WANTS THIS GOING INTO 2020. MARIA: THIS IS A POLITICAL CALCULATION BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT HAS TO APPEAR IN HIS REELECTION THAT HE DID EVERYTHING HE POSSIBLY COULD TO GET THE MONEY FOR THE WALL. THIS IS ALSO ABOUT 2020, WHAT ABOUT 2020 KELLY BECAUSE FORMER TEXAS CONGRESSMAN BETO O’ROURKE ANNOUNCED CANDIDACY, NEW REPORTS INDICATE THAT DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY BATTLE MIGHT BE HURT BECAUSE OF PAST INVOLVEMENT WITH THE GOP WHEN HE BEGAN POLITICAL CAREER IN TEXAS RELIED ON GROUP OF REPUBLICAN SUPPORTERS TO GIVE BOOST TO CAREER OPPOSING OBAMACARE, CALLING FOR RAISING THE SOCIAL SECURITY ELIGIBILITY AGE AND EVEN VOTED AGAINST NANCY PELOSI FOR SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE ACCORDING TO WALL STREET JOURNAL.>>YEAH, I FIND ALL OF THIS VERY INTERESTING AND ONE PLACE THAT HE’S SORT OF DEMONSTRATED HOW HE’S DIFFERENT FROM ALL THE OTHER DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFULS, RUNNING THIS TERM, HE LOOKED — HE SOUNDS LIKE OBAMA, OBAMA DIDN’T HAVE A LOT OF EXPERIENCE WHEN HE RAN FOR PRESIDENT AND SLOGAN WAS YES, WE CAN, WHEN YOU LOOK AT ANNOUNCEMENT YET AND TWEET THAT SUMMED UP HIS MOTTO, IT WAS THE COUNTRY IS FACING GREAT PARREL, I CAN’T FIX IT ALONE, I NEED YOUR HELP, PLEASE JOIN ME, THAT WAS ACTUALLY IN CONTRAST TO PRESIDENT TRUMP WHO RAN A LOT DURING THE CAMPAIGN SAYING WE HAVE BIG PROBLEMS, ONLY I CAN FIX THEM, BETO O’ROURKE IS WE NEED TO DO THIS, AND BECAUSE OF THAT — MARIA: THE OTHER SIDE KEEPS SAYING WE HAVE BIG PROBLEMS THAT’S A CRISIS, I’M TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT CRISIS. DAGEN: EXACTLY. MARIA: WHAT’S THE CRISIS? DAGEN: EXACTLY THAT’S NOT THE TONE THAT YOU GOT FROM BETO O’ROURKE IN HIS ANNOUNCEMENT THAT HE’S REALLY TRYING TO WALK THE SAME PATH THAT PRESIDENT OBAMA DID WHEN HE WAS RUNNING FOR THE NOMINATION, WHAT’S REALLY INTERESTING IS ARE THE DEMOCRATS GOING TO VOTE FOR THEIR NOMINEE BASED ON VERY LEFT-WING POLICY IDEAS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE IDENTITY POLITIC ISSUES OR ARE THEY GOING TO VOTE FOR THE PERSON THAT CAN BEAT PRESIDENT TRUMP AND THERE’S A LOT OF POLLING THAT’S BEEN OUT THERE, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL FOUND IN MOST RECENT POLL THAT THEY DEMOCRATS WERE VOTING BASED ON ISSUES AND NOT AGAINST PRESIDENT TRUMP, BUT IF THEY ARE VOTING FOR SOMEBODY WHO THEY THINK COULD GIVE PRESIDENT TRUMP A RUN FOR HIS MONEY IN TERMS OF AUTHENTICITY AND SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE AND FUNDRAISING WITH $80 MILLION THAT HE BROUGHT IN TO TAKE ON TED CRUZ — MARIA: NO POLICY THAT I SEE FROM BETO. SIT JUST ABOUT RESIST? DAGEN: POLICY PROPOSAL THE ONLY THING THAT WE HAVE HEARD IS TEARING DOWN THE WALL ON THE BORDER AND JOHN WAS LOOKING AT WEBSITE NO POLICY PROPOSALS, BUT HE DOESN’T REALLY NEED TO GET AHEAD OF CANDIDATES ON THIS, I THINK IT’S GOING TO HURT THE LIKES OF ELIZABETH WARREN WHO IS ADVOCATING A WEALTH TAX IN THE COUNTRY WHICH IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL WHICH IS COMPLETELY –>>BETO COULD GO THERE. AS OF RIGHT NOW, IT’S SKATE BOARDING, NO POLICY WHATSOEVER, IT’S DOING SELFIES WHILE YOU’RE AT THE DENTIST’S OFFICE, I USE A LOT OF SOCIAL MEDIA, I’M 42, HE’S 46 YEAR’S OLD, PEOPLE WILL FIND SKATE BOARDING EXCITING OR FIND IT EMBARRASSING FOR AN ADULT MAN TO BE SKATE BOARDING TO CAMPAIGN RALLY. DAGEN: IF YOU REALLY WANT TO FIT IN THE GENERATION, YOU TO HAVE SOME SORT OF WEIRD HAIRDO.>>ROCK BAND, SKATE BOARD. HE’S LIKE MY 8-YEAR-OLD SON. [LAUGHTER] DAGEN: WENT TO ALL BOYS ELITIST SCHOOL IN VIRGINIA BY THE WAY. MARIA: RESEMBLANCE ON THE COVER, SIMILAR TO PRESIDENT REAGAN’S TIME MAGAZINE MAN OF THE YEAR THAT WAS IN 1981. I GUESS THIS IS INTENTIONAL, WHAT DO YOU THINK?>>I THINK IT IS, I THINK THEY ARE TRYING TO GIVE HIM — AS SOME OF YOUR OTHER GUESTS POINTED OUT HE MIGHT HAVE. HIS CONNECTION TO PEOPLE ARE PERSONAL. PEOPLE ARE RIGHT, HE’S NOT MADE VERY POLICY PRONOUNCEMENTS, IN SOME WAYS HE HASN’T ANGERED A LOT OF PEOPLE YET. SOME WILL BE ANGERED, WILLINGNESS TO WORK WITH REPUBLICANS, DEMOCRATS MAYBE DON’T LIKE THAT, MAYBE A LOT OF AMERICANS ARE GOING TO LIKE IT. BETO GOT IN TROUBLE, HE ACTUALLY REFUSED TO ENDORSE DEMOCRAT IN TEXAS WHO IS RUNNING AGAINST HIS FRIEND REPUBLICAN WILL HURD, THIS WAS THE GUY WHO DOESN’T SEE THINGS NECESSARILY ALWAYS THROUGH A PARTY LENS BUT A MORE PERSONAL LENS AND, YOU KNOW, I THINK THE DEMOCRATIC BASE IS NOT GOING TO LIKE IT BUT AMERICANS WHO ARE SICK OF ALL THIS POLARIZATION AND DEMOCRATS REFUSING TO WORK WITH REPUBLICANS BECAUSE THEY DON’T WANT TO GIVE PRESIDENT TRUMP A SINGLE WIN, THEY MIGHT FIND IT REFRESHING. MARIA: WE WILL SEE IF HE DOES IN FACT, WANT TO WORK WITH REPUBLICANS. THE ONE POLICY THAT WE HAVE FOUND AS DAGEN NOTED, HE WANTS TO TEAR DOWN WALLS.>>THAT’S THE HUGE — THAT’S HUGE PROBLEM, THAT IS WHERE LEAST WITH THE OTHER DEMOCRATS. SUDDENLY DEMOCRATS THINK THAT WE SHOULDN’T HAVE BORDERS IN THIS COUNTRY, IT’S CERTAINLY A NEW THING FOR ME AND HOW TO DEAL WITH THE PEOPLE WHO WOULD COME HERE IF WE DIDN’T HAVE WALLS, THEY’VE NEVER WORD ABOUT HOW THE

Trump tells Russia to ‘get out’ of Venezuela


DAVID: BREAKING TONIGHT, PRESIDENT TRUMP MEETING WITH THE WIFE OF U.S. RECOGNIZED VENEZUELAN PRESIDENT JUAN GUAIDO AT THE WHITE HOUSE. THIS AS TENSIONS, VIOLENCE, POVERTY AND A 91% BLACKOUT BLANKET THE SOCIALIST COUNTRY. TRUMP TODAY TOLD RUSSIA IN NO UNCERTAIN TERMS, BACK OFF OF VENEZUELA. WATCH. REPORTER: WHAT SORT OF COMPLICATIONS DOES RUSSIA’S INVOLVEMENT NOW POSE?>>RUSSIA HAS TO GET OUT. WHAT’S YOUR NEXT QUESTION? REPORTER: YOU JUST SAID RUSSIA NEEDS TO GET OUT. HAVE YOU IN ANY WAY COMMUNICATED THAT THROUGH YOUR REPRESENTATIVE AT THE UNITED NATIONS?>>THEY KNOW. THEY KNOW VERY WELL. DAVID: HERE WITH ME NOW IS INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF WAR CHAIRMAN AND FOX NEWS SENIOR STRATEGIC ANALYST, RETIRED FOUR-STAR GENERAL JACK KEANE. GENERAL, FIVE WORDS. RUSSIA HAS TO GET OUT. I LOVE IT. THE ELOQUENCE IS WONDERFUL. WHAT WAS MISSING WAS “OR ELSE.” OR ELSE WHAT?>>CERTAINLY THIS IS COMPLICATING THE SITUATION. IT’S ALREADY TENSE IN THE POLITICAL AND DIPLOMATIC STANDOFF WITH MADURO. CLEARLY, WHAT I THINK IS HAPPENING HERE IS THE RUSSIANS ARE BUOYED BY THE SUCCESSFUL INTERVENTION BY THEIR MILITARY TO PROP UP THE ASSAD REGIME BUT WHAT IS STUNNING IS THIS IS THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE. THIS IS SOUTH AMERICA. THIS IS OUR BACKYARD. 100 SOLDIERS DOES NOT MAKE A MILITARY INTERVENTION. THAT’S WHAT WE’VE GOT HERE. BUT IT CLEARLY RAISES THE STAKES. THE PRESIDENT IS RESPONDING TO IT. I DON’T THINK THE MILITARY OPTION IS ON THE TABLE NECESSARILY AS A RESULT OF THIS, OR LIKELY. I THINK THAT WOULD ONLY HAPPEN AFTER ALL THE PRESSURE IS APPLIED AND FULL PRESSURE HASN’T BEEN APPLIED YET. THE CONSENSUS AMONG OUR ALLIES IN THE REGION IS LET’S CARRY THAT OUT. HOWEVER, THERE ARE SOME THINGS I BELIEVE THE PRESIDENT COULD DO TO GET INSIDE PUTIN’S HEAD. DAVID: FOR EXAMPLE?>>HIS BACKYARD IS UKRAINE. LET’S INCREASE THE LETHAL AID IN UKRAINE OVER WHAT WE HAVE ALREADY DONE, AND MAYBE A LITTLE MORE THAN WHAT WE INTEND TO DO. GET HIS ATTENTION. SECONDLY, RUSSIA HAS NEVER COMPLIED WITH THE U.N. RESOLUTION ON SANCTIONS DEALING WITH NORTH KOREA. THEY HAVE BEEN IN VIOLATION OF THE VERY RESOLUTION THAT THEY VOTED FOR. I SUSPECT WE HAVE EVIDENCE OF IT. LET’S PUT IT OUT THERE AND EXPOSE THEM FOR THAT. EXPOSE WHAT THEY’RE TRULY DOING IN ASSISTING THE NORTH KOREANS IN VIOLATION OF THE U.N. RESOLUTION. THOSE ARE A COUPLE THINGS YOU CAN GET OUT THERE. DAVID: YOU KNOW, AMBASSADOR JOHN BOLTON BROUGHT OUT KIND OF A SCARY NOTION, LOOKING AT THIS RUSSIAN PLANE, HE SAID, THIS IS JOHN BOLTON’S TWEET, HE SAID RATHER THAN SENDING NUCLEAR-CAPABLE BOMBERS AND SPECIAL FORCES TO PROP UP A CORRUPT DICTATOR, IS IT CONCEIVABLE THAT THIS HAS NUKES ON IT, THIS PLANE?>>NO. ABSOLUTELY NOT. DAVID: WE’RE NOT TO A CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS.>>THAT WOULD BE PROVOCATION BEYOND CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS, ACTUALLY. MADURO HAS FRIENDS. RUSSIA IS ONE OF THEM. THEY HAVE INVESTMENTS THERE. THEY HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF A MILITARY CAPABILITY THERE. CHINA, MAJOR INVESTOR. THE CUBANS HAVE PROVIDED MENTORSHIP TO MADURO AND THEY’VE GOT GOONS IN THERE THAT ARE PARAMILITARY FORCES ACTUALLY ON THE GROUND PUSHING BACK ON THE PEOPLE AND THEN OF COURSE, THERE’S NICARAGUA. LOOK AT THAT LINEUP. IT’S NOT SURPRISING THAT THIS STOOGE MADURO HAS THOSE KIND OF COUNTRIES SUPPORTING HIM. EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM IS AN ADVERSARY OF THE UNITED STATES. DAVID: THE CUBANS HAVE BEEN THERE FOR A LONG TIME, THOUSANDS OF THEM, AND THEY HAVE A TENDENCY TO BLEND. WE SAW IT IN NICARAGUA WHEN THE SANDANISTAS ARE STILL IN CONTROL BUT THEY BLENDED IN WITH THE POPULATION. EVEN IF MADURO LEAVES, MIGHT IT NOT BE DIFFICULT TO KIND OF WEED THEM OUT?>>NO. I THINK IF MADURO LEAVES IT’S BECAUSE THE MILITARY HAS CHANGED ITS SUPPORT. THEN GUAIDO WOULD ORDER EVICTION OF THE CUBANS. THE CUBANS WOULD GO PRETTY QUICK BECAUSE THEY KNOW THE PEOPLE COULD TURN ON THEM WITHOUT THE PROTECTION OF THE MILITARY. I THINK THEY WOULD GET OUT OF THERE. BUT YOU KNOW, YOU BRING UP A GOOD POINT. CERTAINLY WE ARE IN A STANDOFF WITH MADURO. WE WANT A REGIME CHANGE THERE, HOPEFULLY PEACEFULLY AS OPPOSED TO USING MILITARY FORCE, BUT THE STRATEGIC IMPLICATIONS OF THIS ARE SIGNIFICANT. THE PRESIDENT’S TEAM AND THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF GETS IT. THIS IS REALLY A PUSHBACK ON AUTHORITARIAN REGIMES IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE THAT HAVE BEEN SO TROUBLING TO US AND SO DETRIMENTAL TO THE PEOPLE WHO ARE LIVING THERE. DAVID: FOR DECADES. SINCE THE EARLY 1960s, WE HAVE BEEN DEALING WITH THIS. JUST FINALLY, WE GOT TO WRAP IT UP, BUT I THINK OF PRESIDENT OBAMA AND I DON’T MEAN TO ALWAYS PICK ON PRESIDENT OBAMA, HE DID SOME GOOD THINGS, BUT PRESIDENT OBAMA SITTING DOWN WATCHING A BASEBALL GAME WITH CASTRO, GIVING A HIGH FIVE, AS I REMEMBER, TO HUGO CHAVEZ, MADURO’S PREDECESSOR, INSTEAD OF ENCOURAGING DICTATORSHIP, YOU HAVE A PRESIDENT WHO IS WILLING TO STAND UP TO IT. THAT’S A GOOD CHANGE, ISN’T IT?>>ABSOLUTELY. I THINK THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF THAT KIND OF CHANGE. I THINK THE OTHER COUNTRIES HERE THAT ARE SUPPORTING HIM IN THE REGION WILL HAVE SOME IMPACT IN TERMS OF WEAKEN THEIR HOLD ON THEIR OWN PEOPLE AND ALSO ENCOURAGE THE PEOPLE IN THOSE COUNTRIES TO DEMAND CHANGE. DAVID: IF MADURO GOES, OF COURSE THE MONEY TREE GOES, TOO. ALL OF THE OIL, THE PIPELINES GET BLOWN UP AND I DON’T KNOW IF CUBA, IT’S THE COMMUNIST GOVERNMENT THERE, COULD STAND ON ITS OWN WITHOUT THAT OIL.>>THAT OIL HAS BEEN VERY SIGNIFICANT TO THEM. THAT’S WHY AS YOU INDICATED, THERE’S THOUSANDS OF PARAMILITARY THERE.

Tesla unveils new Model Y SUV


DON’T MISS A MOMENT OF IT. A LOT COMING UP THIS MORNING. WE WANT TO KICK IT OFF HERE, TESLA BIG BET, ELON MUSK UNVEILED MODEL Y, SUV HE’S HOPING WILL ENTER PRODUCTION NEXT YEAR.>>ALL RIGHT. THE MODEL Y. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>HAS THE FUNCTIONALITY OF SUV BUT WILL RIDE LIKE THE SPORTS CAR, THE THING WILL BE TIGHT IN CORNERS AND WE EXPECT WILL BE THE SAFEST MID-SIZE SUV IN THE WORLD BY FAR. MARIA: NEW VEHICLE HAS A STARTING PRICE OF $39,000, MUSK SAYS IT WOULD HAVE THE RANGE OF UP TO 300 MILES PER CHARGE, JOINING THE CONVERSATION THIS MORNING KEVIN KELLY, ALONG WITH FOUNDER OF CHEDDAR, JOHN STEINBERG.>>HE GOT 500,000 PREORDERS, A THOUSAND DOLLARS, HALF A BILLION, WHO KNOWS WHEN HE WILL SHIP THIS CAR AND WHAT PRICE IT’S GOING TO BE.>>THE IMPORTANT THING FOR HIM HE HAS TO ROUND OUT PRODUCT BECAUSE HE HAS COMPETITION AND THAT’S THE BIGGEST THREAT COMING TO TESLA. THEY HAVE TO HAVE EVERY OPTION AVAILABLE AND THINK ABOUT WHAT AMERICANS WANT. THEY WANT CROSSOVERS, THEY WANT SUV’S, HE’S GIVING A CAR FOR THE DEMAND THAT’S OUT THERE.>>RUNNING OUT OF MONEY AND NICE WAY TO GET A FEW HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS BUT DEPOSITS $25 MILLION VERSUS MODEL S. KEVIN: CHIEF LEGAL COUNSEL LEFT, ISSUE IS THEY NEED TO KEEP COMING OUT WITH IDEAS LIKE THIS. MARIA: WHAT ABOUT THAT? BURN IN TERMS OF CASH.>>HE SHOULDN’T BE RUNNING THE COMPANY, HE’S A GENIUS, HE’S THE THOMAS EDISON OF OUR TIME BUT NO NO WAY EQUIP TODAY RUN A COMPANY. KEVIN: WASN’T TOMAS EDISON AND NICKLAUS ADVERSARIES? DAGEN: PLEASE. [LAUGHTER] DAGEN: YOU SAID SEC IS — [LAUGHTER] MARIA: HE’S POKING THEM.>>I DIDN’T MEAN IT LITERALLY. KEVIN: THE NICE PART ABOUT TESLA IS THEY ARE GREAT CARS.>>I LOVE MINE. I HAVE THE MODEL S, I WILL PREORDER SO I’M GOING TO HELP WITH THAT. KEVIN: GEORGIA BACK TO IT, THEY HAVE GREAT CARS BUT HAVING HIM THERE IS DISTRACTION, HE SHOULD BE CHAIRMAN OR THE COO OR CHIEF VISIONARY OFFICER OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. MARIA: YOU MENTIONED COMPETITION, REAL QUICK TWEAK FROM FORD, FORD MOTOR POSTED ELECTRIC BLUE VERSION OF MUSTANG LOGO WITH LINE, HOLD YOUR HORSES, ELECTRIC IN FORD. THIS IS AN IMPORTANT UNVEIL IF THAT’S THE CASE.>>YEAH, EMBLEMATIC WITH WHAT’S HAPPENING, EVERY CAR WILL GO TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES OR HALF ELECTRIC VEHICLES AND THEY KNOW HOW TO PRODUCE, THE PRODUCTION CAN BE DONE BY THEM BECAUSE THEY ARE CAR COMPANIES, I MEAN, IF YOU LOOK AT TESLA, IT WAS A START-UP THAT DIDN’T KNOW HOW TO MAKE CARS, THEY HAD PRODUCTION LINE ISSUES RAND NOW HERE YOU ARE THE INCUMBENTS COMING AND THEY DON’T WANT TO SEE MORE SHARE TO TESLA. DAGEN: JOHN HITS ON WHAT’S IMPORTANT, THE CUSTOMERS ONTO MUSK, ARE THEY WILLING TO GIVE HIM THOSE INTEREST LOANS SHORT-TERM.>>A LOT OF CANCELLATIONS ON THE MODEL S, PEOPLE KNOW THAT HE DELIVERED THE CARS SOMETIME AND NEVER, YES, I THINK THE CUSTOMERS ARE ONTO IT. DAGEN: AGAIN, SO THE SCHEME OF THIS FINANCING SCHEME MIGHT BE RUNNING OUT OF LEGS, THAT’S THE DANGER.>>IT’S COCKTAIL PARTY, I PUT MY 2500 DOWN. DAGEN: THESE ARE COOL CARS.>>I CAN DRIVE THE CAR WITH MY PHONE. MARIA: INCREDIBLE. DAGEN: THEY ARE NOT THERE YET.>>NOT WHERE CLOSE.

Beto O’Rourke announces 2020 presidential bid


LATER THIS HOUR. FIRST THIS, BREAKING NEWS THIS MORNING, BETO O’ROURKE ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR THE 2020 DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION FOR PRESIDENT. MAKING OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT EARLIER THIS HOUR.>>AMY AND I ARE HAPPY TO SHARE WITH YOU THAT I’M RUN TO GO SERVE YOU AS THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, THIS IS DEFINING MOMENT OF TRUTH FOR THIS COUNTRY AND EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US. MARIA: BETO JOINS A GROWING LIST OF CONTENDERS LOOKING TO UNSEAT PRESIDENT TRUMP IN NEXT YEAR’S ELECTION, JOINING US REAL CLEAR POLITICS, WHITE HOUSE REPORTER PHILIP, GOOD TO HAVE YOU ON THE PROGRAM THIS MORNING, THANKS SO MUCH FOR JOINING US.>>THRANGS FOR HAVING ME. MARIA: YOUR REACTION TO BETO?>>IF MAGAZINE WRITERS DECIDED WHO WILL BE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, BETO O’ROURKE WOULD ALREADY BE IN THE WHITE HOUSE, SO MANY MAGAZINE PROFILES ABOUT THIS GUY, HE’S GOING TO HAVE TO RUN OLD-FASHION WAY. I THINK WHAT WE WILL FIND OUT, WHAT BETO O’ROURKE IS GOING TO REALIZE IS THAT THE OTHER CANDIDATES WHO ARE COMPETING AGAINST HIM WILL ASK A LOT TOUGHER QUESTIONS THAN A LOT OF THE JOURNALISTS WHO HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING HIM WHEN HE WAS CHALLENGING SENATOR TED CRUZ AND WHO KEPT FOLLOWING HIM EVER SINCE. MARIA: THEY CALL HIM BABY CANDIDATE, DAGEN. DAGEN: I THINK HE WOULD NOT BE GETTING AS NEARLY MUCH ATTENTION PARTICULARLY FROM THE MEDIA AND CELEBRITIES IN HOLLYWOOD IF HE LOOKED LIKE SOMEBODY ELSE BUT HE DOES LOOK LIKE SOME OF THE CANDIDATES, QUITE FRANKLY, NUMBER 2, HE HAS PHOTOGRAPHS OF VANITY FAIR ON THE COVER WITH HIS DOG TO MAKE HIM LIKABLE, THAT’S NOT AN ACCIDENT. AND HE SAID IN THE COVER STORY, I WANT TO BE IN IT, MAN, I’M JUST BORN TO BE IN IT.>>OBNOXIOUS. DAGEN: TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE NOT KNOWING A WHOLE LOT ABOUT HIM, HE’S A YOUNG FACE AND HE GAVE TED CRUZ A RUN FOR HIS WHERE HE CAME 5 PERCENTAGE, PURPLE STATE. I THINK PEOPLE SEE HIM AS PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE. JOE BIDEN HISTORICALLY HAVE TROUBLE RAISING MONEY PARTICULARLY IN THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE, BETO O’ROURKE CAN RACE SOME MONEY, WE KNOW THAT. MARIA: HE’S NOT RUNNING FOR VICE PRESIDENT, HE’S RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT.>>BARACK OBAMA SENSATION SPEAKING IN 2004 CONVENTION. MARIA: WHAT’S HIS POLICY, WHAT’S HIS MESSAGING? THE LEFT –>>ALL CANDIDATES — MARIA: HE DIDN’T LIKE THE POLICIES AT THE END OF THE DAY.>>THEY ARE ALL THE SAME GOING AFTER COWS TO DISTINGUISH THEMSELVES. [LAUGHTER]>>HE’S BETTER LOOKING, GLAMOR, GOOD PHOTOGRAPHERS AND THAT KIND OF STUFF, KENNEDY THING AND SUBSTANCE FREE AND DISTINGUISHING HIMSELF FROM CANDIDATES. DAGEN: MAYBE YOU CAN BEAT SUBSTANCE FREE BECAUSE THE SUBSTANCE BY THE CANDIDATE WHO IS ARE ALREADY OUT THERE IS APPALLING AND UNAPPEALING TO A LOT OF AMERICANS. MARIA: LIKE THE GREEN DEAL. DAGEN: WEALTH CONFISCATION, MEDICARE FOR ALL, I WANT TO POINT OUT BERNIE SANDERS’ BILL THAT KAMALA HARRIS AND KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND THAT ALL HAVE SIGNED UP TO –>>MEDICARE IS FALSE ADVERTISING. MARIA: EXACTLY.>>THE MAGAZINE IS NOT ACTUALLY CONSERVATIVE PUBLICATION HIT BETO, I’M PARAPHRASING, THEY SAID HE HAS NO IDEA WHAT HE’S RUNNING, IS AN ENTITLED RICH, WHITE GUY THE FUTURE OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY? [LAUGHTER]>>THAT’S GOING TO BE THE SCRIPT THAT A LOT OF THE OPPOSITION WILL LODGE AGAINST HIM. THEY WILL TRY TO PAINT HIM, LOST HIS LAST BID AND WHO REALLY HASN’T DONE A LOT TO DESERVE THE TYPE OF NOMINATION AND I THINK THOSE ARE GOING TO BE INCREDIBLY POWERFUL ATTACKS, THIS IS NOT GOING TO BE NECESSARILY THE MOST SUBSTANTIVE DEBATE ABOUT WHO THE NOMINEE SHOULD BE BECAUSE THE FIELD IS ALREADY SO FAR LEFT. WE WILL SEE A PERSONALITY DRIVEN RACE AND COMPETITION WILL BE MORE CHARISMATIC WHO FILL OBAMA, BETO O’ROURKE MIGHT BE TOO LATE. DAGEN: IN THIS FIELD, YOU ONLY — IF YOU’RE A DEMOCRAT YOU ONLY HAVE TO BE NORMAL AND NOT YOU HAVE A DEMOCRATIC PARTY THAT’S NOT ONLY GETTING BEHIND ABOLISHING ALL PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE IN THIS COUNTRY, DESCRIBING UP THE PRICE OF GASOLINE, ELECTRICITY BILLS TO THE MOON, CRUSHES THE POOR BUT ALSO THE PARTY OF, WELL, ANTI-SEMITISM BECAUSE THERE HAS NOT BEEN ENOUGH PUSHBACK FROM THE LEADERSHIP FROM THE PARTY AND CANDIDATES, ANTISEMITIC COMMENTS –>>ANOTHER THING IN THIS DEAL, WHEN YOU LOOK AT MOST TO HAVE CANDIDATES IS NOT ONLY ARE NOT HAVING DIFFERENCES ON ISSUES BUT WHAT HAVE THEY DONE WITH THEIR LIVES, BERNIE DIDN’T GET A JOB TILL HE WAS 53. MARIA: WOW, IS THAT RIGHT? I DID NOT KNOW THAT. LET ME ASK YOU THIS, ANDREW WEISMANN ONE OF THE PROMINENT MEMBERS OF JUSTICE TEAM WILL BE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT, WE KNOW THAT THIS IS AN INDIVIDUAL THAT WAS AT DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE WHEN THEY CAME UP WITH THE DOSSIER, HE KNEW THE DOSSIER PAID BY HILLARY CLINTON AND TWO WEEKS AGO CONGRESSWOMAN JIM JORDAN AND MARK MEADOWS SENT LETTER TO WILLIAM BARR SAYING WE WANT ACCOUNTABILITY, WHAT DID HE SAY ABOUT THE FACT HE’S CONFLICTED BECAUSE HE KNEW ABOUT THE DOSSIER THAT HILLARY CLINTON PAID FOR IT AND NOW THE SPECIAL COUNSEL ASSISTANT OR DEPUTY?>>SO I THINK WHAT IS INTERESTING ABOUT WEISSMAN’S EXIT THIS IS A PROSECUTOR THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE IN TRUMP CAMPAIGN WERE MOST WORRIED ABOUT. IF YOU REMEMBER STEVE BANNON CALLED WEISMAN A KILLER, HE WAS THE LEBRON JAMES OF THESE TYPES OF INVESTIGATIONS, SEEMS HE WAS ABLE TO BRING CHARGES AGAINST MANAFORT BUT SO FAR THERE HASN’T BEEN ANYTHING THAT HAS STUCK AGAINST THE PRESIDENT. I THINK THE WHITE HOUSE SEES A PRECURSE — PRECURSOR WRAPPING UP. MARIA: DO YOU THINK THE LETTER FROM THE CONGRESSWOMAN JIM JORDAN, CATALYST THAT GOT HIM PACKING UP?>>THAT’S CERTAINLY POSSIBLE, WE DON’T KNOW RIGHT NOW, THE THING ABOUT THE SPECIAL COUNSEL IS THEY DON’T LEAK, THAT CERTAINLY COULD HAVE BEEN FOR THIS, BUT I THINK FROM THE NPR REPORT THAT BROKE THE STORY, THE LATEST WHAT WE ARE SEEING THINGS ARE WRAPPING UP AND FINALLY AFTER

Adam Schiff should resign: Jason Chaffetz


HI EVERYBODY I’M DAVID ASMAN IN FOR TRISH REGAN. TOP STORY THE HOUSE INTEL COMMITTEE DEVOLVING INTO AN ALL-OUT WAR OF WORDS AS REPUBLICANS ON THE PANEL DEMAND THE DEMOCRATIC CHAIRMAN ADAM SCHIFF STEPPED DOWN OVER HIS CONTINUED CLAIMS THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP’S CAMPAIGN COLLUDED WITH THE RUSSIANS IN 2016.>>YOUR WILLINGNESS TO CONTINUE TO PROMOTE IT DEMONSTRABLY FALSE NARRATIVE IS ALARMING. IT EXPOSES YOU OF HAVING ABUSED HER POSITION TO KNOWINGLY PROMOTE FALSE INFORMATION. AS SUCH WE HAVE NO FAITH IN YOUR ABILITY TO HIS CHARGER DUTIES. MY COLLEAGUES MAY THINK IT’S OKAY THAT THE RUSSIANS OFFERED ON THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT AS PART OF WHAT WAS DESCRIBED IN THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT EFFORT TO HELP THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN. YOU MIGHT THINK THAT’S OKAY.>>I DON’T THINK IT’S OKAY. I THINK IT’S IMMORAL. I THINK IT’S UNETHICAL. I THINK IT’S UNPATRIOTIC AND YES I THINK IT’S CORRUPT. AND EVIDENCE OF COLLUSION.>>WOULD THE GENTLEMAN YIELD?>>I WILL NOT YIELD.>>YOU ATTACKED ME AND YOUR OPENING STATEMENT.>>I’VE NOT HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO RESPOND AT ALL. NO ONE OVER HERE THINKS THAT. DAVID: INTEL REPUBLICANS ARE THE ONLY ONES CALLING ON SHIFT TO STEP DOWN PRESIDENT TRUMP TWEETING QUOTE CONGRESSMAN ADAM SCHIFF WHO SPENT TWO YEARS KNOWINGLY AND UNLAWFULLY LYING AND LEAKING SHOULD BE FORCED TO RESIGN FROM CONGRESS. JOINING ME NOW FORMER CHAIRMAN OF THE HOUSE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE “FOX NEWS” COUNTRY RADER JASON CHAFFETZ. JASON TWO QUESTIONS. SHOULD HE RESIGN AND WHILE HE RESIGN? I SUSPECT ONE IS YES AND ONE IS NO.>>I THINK WHAT HE SHOULD DO IS LOSE HIS SECURITY CLEARANCE. WITHOUT A SECURITY CLEARANCE HE CAN’T SERVE ON THE COMMITTEE. ALBEIT ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE AISLE I HAVE NEVER SEEN AS BY WHEN I WAS CHAIRMAN I HAVE A LOT OF CONTENTIOUS HEARINGS THAT THERE WAS ALWAYS A RESPECT AND THAT THE QUORUM THAT WENT ON THERE. LOOK AT THE WAY THE COMMITTEE OPERATED BEFORE. WE HAVE NEVER HAD THIS PROBLEM AND LOOK IN THE SENATE. WE DON’T HAVE THESE PROBLEMS EXCEPT WITH ADAM SCHIFF. I DON’T THINK YOU SHOULD BE THE CHAIRMAN AND I DON’T THINK YOU SHOULD HAVE SECURITY CLEARANCE. DAVID: THERE’S AN OLD EXPRESSION IN MIDDLE AMERICA PUT UP OR SHUT UP. HE CLAIMS HE HAS SEEN EVIDENCE THAT FOR ALL THE WORK THE ROBERT MUELLER DID AND FOR ALL THE YEARS THAT HE WAS TRACKING DOWN DOCUMENTS USING FBI AGENTS, HUNDREDS OF SUBPOENAS ETC. MUELLER HAS FOUND NO EVIDENCE. HE SAID HE IS SEEN EVIDENCE OF COLLUSION. PUT UP OR SHUT UP, RIGHT?>>ABSOLUTELY AND IF YOU LISTEN REALLY CLOSELY TO WHAT SCHIFF IS SAYING HE IS SAYING THE RUSSIANS WERE TRYING TO DO THAT BUT JUXTAPOSE THAT AGAINST MUELLER’S REPORT AND WHAT ATTORNEY GENERAL. PAUL: SAID. THEY DID APPROACH THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN AND ON MULTIPLE OCCASIONS THEY HAD THE OPPORTUNITY AND THEY DIDN’T TAKE IT. THEY REBUFFED IT. I’VE GOT TO TELL YOU IS SCHIFF HAS BEEN SINGING THIS SONG FOR TWO YEARS. IT’S FULL OF LIES AND HIS LOST PEOPLES TRUST. IT’S SUPPOSED TO BE THE POLITICAL ARM OF THE DNC. DAVID: I LOVE HIS FALSE OUTRAGE WHERE HE SAYS YOU MIGHT THINK IT’S OKAY FOR THIS TO HAPPEN. I DON’T. YOU MIGHT THINK IT’S OKAY FOR DONALD TRUMP JR. TO MEET WITH THE RUSSIAN WOMAN. NOBODY ASKED HIM DO YOU THINK IT’S OKAY THAT HILLARY CLINTON’S CAMPAIGN. A MILLION DOLLARS FOR RUSSIAN DISINFORMATION? DO YOU THINK IT’S OKAY THAT THE FBI USED AN UNVERIFIED SALACIOUS REPORT PUT TOGETHER BY RUSSIAN INTELLIGENCE TO GET A FISA TO SPY AND A POLITICAL CAMPAIGN DURING THE HEIGHT OF THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION? PUT IT RIGHT BACK TO THEM.>>LOOK, ADAM SCHIFF HAS BEEN SPEWING THIS STUFF FOR YEARS AND THERE’S NO BASIS FOR IT BUT FOR HIM TO CONTINUE NOW THAT THE REPORT HAS BEEN SUMMARIZED IN ITS FINALITY AND THERE’S NOTHING THERE AND THERE ARE NO MORE CHARGES. ONE OF THE THINGS I WORRIED ABOUT AND I THINK YOU AND I TALKED ABOUT THIS ONCE BEFORE, THE OPPORTUNITY. THERE ARE A LOT OF THREATS AGAINST THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND HOW MANY TIMES DOES THIS COMMITTEE UNDER ADAM SHIFTS DIRECTION GOING TO IGNORE ALL THE OTHER THINGS THAT WENT ON IN THE WORLD OF INTELLIGENCE TO PICK HIM AS PRESIDENT? DAVID McAFEE SEES THINGS THAT DON’T EXIST IS THAT KIND OF GUY YOU WANT IN CHARGE OF INTEL THESE GUYS THAT ARE MADE FROM CERTAINLY THAT MR. MUELLER DIDN’T SEE. FINALLY I’M WONDERING IF HE MATTERS ANYMORE. IT’S SO CLEAR NOW HE HAS BEEN REVEALED AS A PEDDLER OF LIES. THIS WAS A LIE FROM THE GET-GO. WHOEVER FED CHRISTOPHER STEELE THAT INFORMATION FROM THE RUSSIANS HOWEVER WAS PEDDLED BY THE HILLARY CAMPAIGN TO ALL KINDS OF PEOPLE BOTH ON THE RIGHT AND THE LEFT. THIS WAS A PEDDLING OF LIES AND HE IS THE CHIEF PEDDLER. I’M WONDERING IF HE MATTERS AT ALL ANYMORE.>>I DON’T THINK THE SO-CALLED JOURNALISTS OF MAINSTREAM MEDIA SHOULD BELIEVE HIM. I DON’T THINK ANYBODY ON THE COMMITTEE TRULY DOES BELIEVE HIM. HE LET EVERYBODY DOWN THE PATH THAT NOT AS — IS NOT TRUE AND HERE’S THE PROBLEM. HE’S IN THE GANG OF EIGHT. PCs THE SAME TYPE OF INTELLIGENCE THAT THE PRESIDENT GETS TO SEE AND THAT’S A PROBLEM. THAT’S WHY HE NEEDS TO BE PUSHED OUT OF HIS POSITION. HE SOLD A BUNCH OF LIES TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND HE SHOULD YOU LOSE THAT SECURITY CLEARANCE. DAVID:IT’S LIKE JOHAN OMAR — ILHAN OMAR PASSING SECRET INFORMATION ON THEIR ENEMIES. THERE’S A WHOLE LOT OF IT IS VERY DANGEROUS FOR THE UNITED STATES RIGHT NOW THAT’S GOING ON IN CONGRESS. CONGRESSMAN THANK YOU.>>YOU KNOW I HAVE SEEN NONE OF THAT EVIDENCE OR ALLEGATION BUT I WANT TO BE CAREFUL WITH THAT. THE SAME TIME NANCY PELOSI MADE THE DECISION AND SHE TRUSTED ADAM SCHIFF BUT HE IS SHOWN OVER TWO YEARS HE HAS EARNED IT. DAVID HE HAS EARNED IT. HE NEEDS TO BE OFF OF THAT COMMITTEE LOSES SECURITY SAKE — CLEARANCE. AND DEAL WITH THE INTELLIGENCE