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.

Dominican Republic official downplays US tourist deaths


LIZ: THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC TOURISM MINISTER TRIGGERING OUTRAGE. REPORTER: THE TOURISM MINISTER SPEAKING TO A ROOM FULL OF LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL JOURNALISTS STRESSED THAT THIS ISLAND, THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC HAS THOG TO HIDE. HE DESCRIBES THE SITUATION AS AN EXAGGERATION. HE POINTED OUT IT WAS THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC THAT CALLED THE FBI AND REQUESTED THEIR HELP. ONE OF THEIR MAJOR CONCERNS IS THE IMPACT IT WILL HAVE ON TOURISM. WE ASKED THE MINISTER IF HE HAS ANYTHING TO SAY TO THE AT LEAST 11 TOURISTS WHO HAVE DIED IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS. HE SAID HE IS SYMPATHETIC. BUT HE STRESSED THERE IS NO MYSTERY WHEN IT COMES TO THE DEATH. WHAT PEOPLE ARE WAITING FOR IS THE RESULTS OF TOXICOLOGY TESTS. THESE ARE THE TESTS THE FBI IS SAID TO BE HELPING OUT WITH. WE COULD GET THE RESULTS NEXT MONTH. LIZ: LET’S GET TOPNOTCH RESPONSE.>>I THINK IT MAIN THING GOING ON IS THEY ARE TRYING TO PUT A COVER-UP OVER THIS SITUATION. HERE IS WHAT I DO KNOW. THEY DON’T DO GREAT AUTOPSIES. HERE IS WHAT I DO KNOW. THEY DON’T DO GREAT TOXICOLOGY REPORTS DOWN THERE. I WAS SUSPICION WHEN THIS COUPLE DIE SIMULTANEOUSLY. I LOOKED AT THE AUTOPSY AND SAW THAT HOLE THAT HOLMES HAD LIVER DISEASE. AND THEY SAY HIS WIFE DIED OF THE SHOCK OF SEEING HIM DEAD? IT’S MUCH MORE LIKELY BOTH OF THEM WERE EXPOSED TO THE SAME THING. LIZ: TWO THEORIES. METHOL ALCOHOL, PESTICIDE, ANOTHER THEORY. REMEMBER TERMINIX WIPED OUT THIS FAMILY. THEY WERE SPRAYING IN THE CONDO UP FROM THEM. I THINK THE FATHER IS STILL PAIR LIED FROM IT.>>I DON’T THINK IT’S WOOD ALCOHOL. EVEN THOUGH MINI BAR HAVE BEEN CONTAMINATED WITH THAT IN THE PAST. THE PROBLEM IS IT DOESN’T CAUSE SUDDEN DEATH IT CAUSES COMA AND VISUAL PROBLEMS. PESTICIDE DOES FIT THIS SCENARIO. PESTICIDE CAN CAUSE THE RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS AND THE FLUID ON THE LUNGS. PEOPLE OUT THERE SHOULD KNOW A S PEOPLE OUT THERE SHOULD KNOW A O PEOPLE OUT THERE SHOULD KNOW A L PEOPLE OUT THERE SHOULD KNOW A D PEOPLE OUT THERE SHOULD KNOW A – SHOULD KNOW SARIN GAS IS A PESTICIDE. THAT’S A CATEGORY THE FBI IS PROBABLY LOOKING INTO. ALSO OTHER POISONS. CYANIDE AND ARSENIC. THESE CHEMICALS CAUSE THIS KIND OF RESPIRATORY FAILURE AND SUDDEN DEATH.>>THERE IS NO REGULATIONS THAT WOULD DECREASE THE AMOUNT OR KEEP A LID ON IT. ANOTHER THING, WE DON’T KNOW IF IT’ AN INHALANT OR SOMETHING IN THE MINI BAR. COULD IT BE SOMETHING THAT GOT IN THROUGH THE VENTILATION SYSTEM? THAT’S POSSIBLE. I AGREE WITH THE OVERALL IDEA THAT 2 MILLION TOURISTS TRAVEL DOWN THERE EVERY YEAR AND THESE ARE ISOLATED CASES. BUT WHAT I’M NOT CLEAR ON IS THAT WE CAN LET THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH WAVE THEIR HANDS AND SAY NOTHING IS GOING ON. THE POSSIBILITY OF HOMICIDE STILL EXISTS AND I’M GLAD THE FBI IS INVOLVED. LIZ: WE HAD A TOXICOLOGIST SAY A COLORLESS, ODORLESS TOXIN, HE’S TELLING “FOX AND FRIENDS” THIS STORY. WHAT IS THAT?>>THAT COULD BE A PESTICIDE. SOMETHING LIKE CYANIDE, YOU HAVE A SMELL TO IT. HOW DO WE KNOW IT ISN’T SOMETHING THAT SMELLED. THEY ARE NOT THERE TO TELL US. I’M NOT CONVINCED IT HAD TO BE AN ODORLESS COLORLESS GLASS OR LIQUID.>>WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SEE THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC DO?>>STOP CALLING THIS NATURAL CAUSES. I LOOKED AT THE AUTOPSY REPORTS. A 41-YEAR-OLD WOMAN WITH A CORONARY LESION.

Trump stands firm with US farmers amid increased trade fears


PRESS CONFERENCE. HE COVERED ABOUT A DOZEN SUBJECTS. LET’S GET RIGHT TO EDWARD LAWRENCE WITH THE RECAP AT THE WHITE HOUSE. THE PRESIDENT JUST SAID IT, EDWARD. REPORTER: SOME 23 MINUTES, THE PRESIDENT. WE HAVE COME TO EXPECT THIS FROM THE PRESIDENT AS HE’S LEAVING. TOOK QUESTIONS ON A WHOLE RANGE OF TOPICS BUT FIRST AND FOREMOST ON HIS MIND WAS THE HURRICANE THAT’S BEARING DOWN ON FLORIDA. HE SAID WITH DORIAN, HE’S GOING TO GET UPDATES WHILE HE’S AT CAMP DAVID. HE SAID IT’S A LITTLE TOO SOON RIGHT NOW TO SAY THAT THE STATE SHOULD BE EVACUATED OR WHAT PARTS OF THE STATE NEED TO BE EVACUATED BUT HE’S GOING TO BE LOOKING AT THAT. THE PRESIDENT ALSO SAYING HE’S GOING TO COME BACK ON SUNDAY BECAUSE HE HAS MEETINGS HERE IN WASHINGTON AT FEMA TALKING ABOUT DORIAN AGAIN. THE PRESIDENT DID DECLARE FLORIDA A NATIONAL EMERGENCY OR APPROVED THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY DECLARATION FOR FLORIDA. THAT PUTS FEMA IN THE POSITION TO HELP OUT. HE ALSO TALKED ABOUT TARIFFS. THE PRESIDENT TALKING ABOUT CHINA, SAYING THAT TARIFFS HAVE PUT US IN A GOOD POSITION TO NEGOTIATE. IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT THINGS THAT HE’S TALKING ABOUT THERE. HE SAID THAT FIT WAS NOT FOR THE TRADE TALKS THERE, HE DOES BELIEVE THAT WHAT’S HAPPENING IN HONG KONG WOULD BE MORE VIOLENT SO HE BELIEVED SORT OF CONNECTED THERE. PRESIDENT GOING ON TO SAY THAT HE’S HELPING THE FARMERS OUT, $16 BILLION IN AID THIS YEAR THAT HE’S GIVEN TO THE FARMERS TO HELP MAKE THEM WHOLE AND THAT’S HIS TERM, SAYING HE WILL CONTINUE TO HELP THE FARMERS. HE DOES SAY THAT IN HONG KONG, HE SAYS THOSE PEOPLE WANT LIBERTY AND FREEDOM AND HE SAID WE’LL LEARN A LOT MORE ABOUT WHAT’S GOING ON IN HONG KONG OVER THE WEEKEND HERE. HE WAS ALSO DISAPPOINTED BACK HERE AT HOME TALKING ABOUT JAMES COMEY, THE FORMER FBI DIRECTOR. HE SAID HE WAS DISAPPOINTED THERE WERE NO CHARGES THERE. HOWEVER, HE SAID THAT HE DID SUPPORT HIS ATTORNEY GENERAL, BILL BARR. HE BELIEVES THAT BILL BARR’S A FAIR PERSON AND THIS SHOWS IT, THAT FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL WAS NOT — OR FORMER FBI DIRECTOR JAMES COMEY WAS NOT CHARGED IN THIS. ALSO, USMCA, THE BIG ONE HERE, THE PRESIDENT SAYING THAT HE WANTS PELOSI, HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI TO PUT USMCA UP FOR A VOTE. HE SAYS THAT SHE WILL DO THE RIGHT THING. HE ALSO BELIEVED THAT DEMOCRATS WILL VOTE FOR IT IN A BIPARTISAN WAY. HE THINKS THIS IS A GOOD AGREEMENT, POINTING OUT THAT MEXICO HAS ALREADY RATIFIED THIS AND CANADA IS ON THE VERGE OF RATIFYING USMCA. SO A WIDE-RANGING PRESS CONFERENCE HERE. ALMOST A PRESS CONFERENCE AT HIS DEPARTURE TO CAMP DAVID. LIZ: WE HAVE NEVER SEEN A

Lesko on IG’s FISA abuse report: how was Obama, Clinton involved?


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

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.

Democrats act like money grows on trees: Grover Norquist


FILLED. LIZ: THE 2020 DEMOCRATS FAILED TO MAKE THE CASE THAT BIGGER GOVERNMENT RAISES PEOPLE’S INCOMES. IT DOESN’T. IT RAISES TAXES FOR THEIR POLICIES.>>WE HAVE SEEN THIS BEFORE. IN 1984 WALTER MONDALE RAN A CAMPAIGN DURING THE ECONOMIC GROWTH OF REAGAN AND THEIR CAMPAIGN WAS THIS IS A BICOASTAL RECOVERY. ONLY A FEW PEOPLE ARE RECOVERING AND ALL OF MIDDLE AMERICA IS SUFFERING. IN POINT OF FACT YOU SAW WAGE INCREASES, 4 MILLION JOBS CREATED IN ONE YEAR. AND WITH JOB CREATION, HIGHER WAGES AND THE ECONOMY DOING WELL, AND YOU SEE THIS FROM BUSINESS AND INDIVIDUAL. OPTIMISM ABOUT THE FUTURE. THE DEMOCRATS ARE SAYING WHO ARE YOU GOING TO BELIEVE, ME OR YOUR LYING EYES, YOUR OWN PAYCHECK. YOUR OWN JOB. THIS IS A TOUGH SELL. AND MONDALE CARRIED ONE STATE. LI THE NEAR UNANIMOUS VERDICT FROM THE MEDIA THE DEMOCRATS MOVED SO FAR LEFT THEY COULD LOSE TO TRUMP NEXT YEAR. “THE WASHINGTON POST,” I AM LEFT WITH THE FEELING THAT THE CAMPAIGN MAY LEAVE US ESPECIALLY ILL-INFORMED. THE NUMBER THEY USED ABOUT INCOME INCOME INEQUALITY LEAVES OUT SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICAID AND MEDICARE.>>THIS HAS BEEN A WEAK SERIES OF PROPOSALS. THEY ACT AS THOUGH MONEY CAME FROM TREE. AND THEY ARE JEFF GOING TO SPEND IT WITHOUT TALKING ABOUT WHERE THEY RAY IT. THEY SAY IN A THROWAWAY LINE WE ARE GOING TO REPEAL THE REPUBLICAN TRUMP TAX CUTS. THAT MEANS EVERY AMERICAN CAN LOOK AT THEIR TAX RETURNS FROM ’18 AND ’18 AND CALCULATE, HOW MUCH IT WOULD COST THEM. AVERAGE $2,000 SAVED BECAUSE OF REPUBLICAN TAX CUTS. LI THE AMERICAN VOTER ONCE ASPIRATIONAL OPTIMISTIC POLICY. THAT’S WHAT THE VOTER IS LOOKING FOR. THE BIG POINT THE NEXT CAMPAIGN WHEN THEY ARE RAISING THEIR HAND

Hong Kong is an ’embarrassment’ for Xi Jinping: Scissors


YEAR NOTE. WE SAW THAT TEN YEAR YIELD RISE. MELISSA: JACKIE, THANK YOU. SO, WILL TRUMP STRATEGY IN CHINA WORK? JOINING MINA FROM AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE CHINESE EXPERT DEREK. DEREK, WE ARE GOING TO SHOW PEOPLE WAS GOING ON AT THE AIRPORT IN HONG KONG. THIS HAS BEEN ONE OF THE BIGGEST FACTORS GOING ON OVERNIGHT. RIGHT NOW THE AIRPORT A SHUTDOWN. THEY ARE WAITING FOR THE NEW DAY OVER THERE. WHAT YOU THINK THAT WILL BRING?>>HONG KONG — WHETHER THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT THINKS THERE IS PROTESTERS IN CHINA IN SYMPATHY WITH WHAT IS GOING ON IN HONG KONG. IF IT IS JUST HONG KONG, CHINA CAN STAY OUT OF BED AND LET THE PROTESTERS EXHAUST THEMSELVES AND GET TIRED OF THE DISORDER. BUT IF YOU SEE MERE PROTESTS IN CHINA SAYING WE STAND WITH THE HONG KONG PROTESTERS, WE WANT FREEDOM, WHATEVER THEY ARE LOOKING FOR, THAT IS WHAT WILL TRIGGER A CHINESE REACTION. OF COURSE WE DON’T KNOW EVERYTHING THAT IS GOING ON IN CHINA. WE WON’T NECESSARILY SEE IT. MELISSA: THE PREACHER WE ARE LOOKING AT, THEY REOPEN THE AIRPORT. PEOPLE ARE FILING IN THERE IN AN ORDERLY MANNER. IT STARTED LIKE THIS YESTERDAY AS WELL. THEY THOUGHT IT WAS GOING TO BE A NORMAL DAY AND AS TIME WENT ON MORE MORE PROTESTERS SHOWED UP AT THE AIRPORT. THIS IS QUITE A SWITCH. HOW DOES THIS ALL BALANCE OUT WITH EVERYTHING THAT IS GOING ON WITH THE PRESIDENT IN MAINLAND CHINA? THE DOES IT DISTRACT PRESIDENT G XI JINPING FROM WHAT HE IS HABITED AND PRESIDENT TRUMP DOES IT MAY BE GIVE HIM MORE RESOLVE AS HE NEEDS TO LOOK TOUGH EVERYWHERE.>>AGAIN, I THINK THE QUESTION, HONG KONG IS A LITTLE BIT OF AN EMBARRASSMENT FOR HIM. I DON’T THINK IT MATTERS THAT MUCH. THE QUESTION IS WHETHER THERE IS UNHAPPINESS WITHIN CHINA ITSELF. OTHER STUDENTS WHO WILL SEE THEM PROTESTING IN CHINESE CITIES? THAT FEAR IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR XI JINPING. IF THAT IS WHAT HE’S WORRIED ABOUT, IF HE IS WORRIED ABOUT HONG KONG HE HAS PLENTY OF ROOMS. IF HE’S WORRIED ABOUT SPREADING DISCONTENT IN CHINA HE HAS TO TAKE A HARD-LINE.>>WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT THE MOVE TO DELAY THE TARIFFS TODAY. DOES IT MAKE IT FEEL LIKE HE BLINKS?>>I THINK IT IS A DOMESTIC POLITICAL MOVE. I DON’T THINK IT’S ABOUT BACKING DOWN TO CHINA. I THINK THE PRESIDENT WAS VERY UPSET WITH CHINA COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO. HE ANNOUNCED NEW TARIFFS MORE QUICKLY THAN OTHERS WOULD HAVE OTHERWISE CHOSEN. AND TO NOW HE IS REALIZING LOOK, I CAN GET TO THOSE TARIFFS LATER. I WANT TO REASSURE EVERYONE, I WANT TO TAKE CHRISTMAS OFF THE TABLE IT’S A POLITICAL ISSUE, NO DEMOCRAT CAN CRITICIZE ME FOR RUINING CHRISTMAS. SO I THINK IT IS A DOMESTIC POLITICAL MOVE. I DON’T THINK HE BLINKS IT TO CHINA. HE MAY HAVE LINKED TO AMERICAN POLITICS.>>IF YOU LOOK AT THE BALANCE TO ALL OF THE AGREEMENTS GOING ON, HOW DO YOU SORT THAT OUT. THE USMC A, THAT IS A WIN. WHEN YOU LOOK AT MEXICO AND CANADA, THEY ARE ABLE TO GET THAT OVER THE FINISH LINE. IT IS SO CLOSE TO BEING DOWN. ALSO TRYING TO MAKE A DEAL WITH THE U.K. HOW DOES IT ALL SORTED OUT IN YOUR MIND AND ALL THESE DIFFERENT FRONTS? HOW WOULD YOU SCORE IT?>>I STUDIED CHINA AND I SEE CHINA AS A THREAT TO VARIOUS WAYS TO THE UNITED STATES AND ALSO A HORRIBLY REPRESSIVE REGIME. WE HOPE WE DON’T SEE THAT IN HONG KONG, BUT WE COULD. TO DEAL WITH MEXICO AND CANADA WE HAVE DEALS WITH THEM BUT THEY’RE NOT DICTATED THEIR SHIPS. BRITAIN OBVIOUSLY ISN’T. WE MIGHT HAVE A DEAL WITH THE JAPAN, THEY ARE ANOTHER DEMOCRACY. I DIVIDE THIS UP AS YOU MAKE THE DEALS WITH COUNTRIES THAT ARE BETTER RUN COUNTRIES AND BETTER FRIENDS FOR THE UNITED STATES.

Rudy Giuliani is putting together a ‘counter-report’ to discredit Mueller


BUILDING A REPORT TO COUNTER AND QUESTION THE LEGITIMACY OF ROBERT MUELLER’S RUSSIA PROBE. INCLUDING WHETHER, QUOTE, THE INITIATION OF THE MUELLER PROBE WAS LEGITIMATE OR NOT. LET’S BRING IN HARVARD LAW PROFESSOR, AND HE IS THE AUTHOR OF THE BLOCKBUSTER BOOK “THE CASE AGAINST IMPEACHING TRUMP,” ALAN DERSHOWITZ. WHAT’S GOING ON?>>WELL, I THINK IT’S EXACTLY SYSTEM. THE MUELLER PROBE HAS ONLY HEARD ONE SIDE OF THE STORY. REMEMBER, GRAND JURIES DON’T SIDE OF THE STORY. AND IN AN ADVERSARIAL SYSTEM, BOTH SIDES OF THE STORY HAVE TO BE HEARD. SO I THINK IT’S A GOOD THING FOR AMERICA, IT’S A GOOD THING FOR JUSTICE, IT’S A GOOD THING FOR TRUTH FOR THE TRUMP TEAM TO BE BEARING THEIR SIDE OF THE STORY — BARING THEIR SIDE OF THE STORY, AND THEN THE COUNTRY REPORT IS IT’S ILLEGAL FOR MUELLER TO DISCLOSE GRAND JURY TESTIMONY. AND SO HE’S GOING TO HAVE TO WRITE A REPORT EITHER WITHOUT DISCLOSING WHAT HE HEARD IN THE GRAND JURY OR HIS PROSECUTORS HEARD IN THE GRAND JURY, OR HE’S GOING TO HAVE TO GET SPECIAL PERMISSION FROM THE COURT TO DISCLOSE THIS MATERIAL. AND THE REASON WE DON’T PERMIT DISCLOSURE OF GRAND JURY MATERIAL IS BECAUSE IT’S ALWAYS ONE-SIDED. AND SO IT WOULD BE UNFAIR TO RELY ON WHAT WENT ON IN A GRAND JURY AS THE WHOLE TRUTH. BE — AND YOU KNOW IT’S COMING — IS THAT THE WHITE HOUSE IS TRYING TO UNDERMINE THE INSTITUTIONS OF THE U.S. DEMOCRACY. THE INSTITUTIONS OF DEMOCRACY REQUIRE AN ADVERSARIAL SYSTEM. YOU CAN’T HAVE DEM CROSS WHEN YOU — DEMOCRACY WHEN YOU PRESENT JUST ONE SIDE. ELIZABETH: YOU THINK THE SPECIAL COUNSEL –>>EVEN IF I — ELIZABETH: YEAH, GO AHEAD. I DIDN’T APPROVE OF IT FOR CLINTON, I DON’T APPROVE OF IT NOW. EVEN IF THIS WAS AN ORDINARY LEGITIMACY OR TO CHALLENGE THE COVERAGE OF HOW WELL IT WAS DONE OR TO CHALLENGE THE TRUTH OF WHAT’S IN THE REPORT. THAT’S THE ESSENCE OF DEMOCRACY. IT WOULD BE EXACTLY THE OPPOSITE OF DEMOCRACY IF THE PEOPLE JUST TELEVISION NOW PEOPLE ARE CALLING TRUMP AN UNINDICTED A, THERE’S BEEN NO INDICTMENT THAT EVEN MENTIONS OR REFERS TO TRUMP. IT WAS AN INFORMATION, NOT AN INDICTMENT AGAINST COHEN. AND SECOND, WHAT COHEN HAS SAID HEARSAY. SO, YOU KNOW, WE HEAR ONE SIDE ALL THE TIME FROM MUELLER, AND NOW IT’S TIME TO HEAR THE OTHER SIDE. MAYBE MUELLER WILL BE MORE PERSUASIVE. IT’S A CLASH OF ADVERSARIES, THAT’S THE WAY THE SYSTEM SHOULD WORK. ELIZABETH: DO YOU THINK THE MUELLER PROBE IS ILLEGITIMATE?>>NO, I DON’T THINK IT’S THINK IT’S UNLAWFUL. THERE ARE SOME VERY, VERY RESPECTABLE SCHOLARS WHO BELIEVE THAT, BUT ON BALANCE I THINK IT’S LAWFUL. I JUST THINK IT’S ILL-ADVISED, AND I THINK THAT EVERYTHING THAT’S BEEN INVESTIGATED COULD INSPECTOR GENERAL, THROUGH EXISTING INSTITUTIONS. YOU DON’T NEED SPECIAL COUNSEL. ELIZABETH: YOU KNOW, GIULIANI’S REPORT COULD BE 100 PAGES PLUS. TAKE A LOOK AND SEE ON THAT. LET’S GET TO THIS STORY, REPUBLICANS NOW CRITICIZING PRESIDENT TRUMP’S COMMENTS AT A RALLY LAST NIGHT IN INDIANA LET’S TAKE A LOOK.>>BUT OUR JUSTICE DEPARTMENT AND OUR FBI HAVE TO START DOING THEIR JOB AND DOING IT RIGHT AND DOING IT NOW. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE ANGRY. TO STAY OUT, BUT AT SOME POINT IF IT DOESN’T STRAIGHTEN OUT PROPERLY, I WILL GET INVOLVED, AND I’LL GET IN THERE IF I HAVE TO. YOU CAN HAVE THE BIGGEST STORY ABOUT HILLARY CLINTON, I MEAN, LOOK AT WHAT SHE’S GETTING AWAY IT. LET’S SEE. ELIZABETH: ALAN, REPUBLICANS ARE CRITICIZING THESE COMMENTS SAYING IF HILLARY OR OBAMA MADE THOSE SAME COMMENTS, THEY’D BE BLASTED FOR IT. YOUR TAKE ON THAT.>>WELL, I DON’T LIKE THE PRESIDENT SEEKING TO CRIMINALIZE THE CONDUCT OF HILLARY CLINTON. YOU KNOW, IF HILLARY CLINTON HAD BEEN ELECTED PRESIDENT AND THEY WERE TRYING TO IMPEACH OR INVESTIGATE HER, I’D HAVE WRITTEN THE SAME BOOK CALLED THE CASE AGAINST IMPEACHING CLINTON. I THINK IT’S A MISTAKE TACTICALLY, LEGALLY, MAKING CRIMES OUT OF POLITICAL DIFFERENCES. SO I’M VERY MUCH AGAINST EFFORTS TO TRY TO CRIMINALIZE THE CONDUCT OF HILLARY CLINTON — ELIZABETH: WELL, IT’S NOT POLITICAL DIFFERENCES, IT’S ABOUT THE E-MAILS, RIGHT? SO THAT’S WHAT THE PRESIDENT, I THINK, IS REFERRING TO, THE CLINTON FOUNDATION.>>OF COURSE. AND THE PEOPLE ON THE OTHER SIDE SAY IT’S ABOUT THINGS THAT TRUMP MAY HAVE DONE. EACH SIDE IS TRYING TO WEAPONIZE OPPONENTS — ELIZABETH: THAT’S THE POINT, YES.>>I WANT DISARM. I WANT TO SEE NO CRIMINALIZATION EXCEPT IF THE EVIDENCE IS OVERWHELMING THAT A CRIME OCCURRED. HILLARY CLINTON WAS CLEARED BY THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT. HER CLEARING MAY HAVE COST HER THE ELECTION, BUT SHE WAS CLEARED, AND I WOULD NOT REOPEN

Israeli ambassador reacts to upcoming visit from Omar, Tlaib


VIOLATION OF U.N. SANCTIONS. LIZ: LET’S BRING IN THE U.N. AMBASSADOR. THE PRESIDENT WAS TWEETING ON THE SQUAD TODAY SAYING THEY ARE A GROUP OF TROUBLE MAKERS, YOUNG, INEXPERIENCED, NOT VERY SMART. THEY ARE AGAINST HUMANITARIAN AID AT THE BORDER AND ARE NOW AGAINST I.C.E. AND HOMELAND SECURITY. SO BAD FOR THE COUNTRY. YOUR TAKE ON WHAT THE PRESIDENT IS SAYING.>>IT’S VERY TROUBLING TO HEAR WHAT THEY ARE SAYING ABOUT JEWS IN AMERICA AND WHAT THEY ARE SAYING TO ISRAEL. CALLING TO BOYCOTT ISRAEL. ACTUALLY I’M HAPPY THEY ARE COMING TO ISRAEL. MAYBE THEY WILL GET A CHANCE TO LEARN SOMETHING. WHEN I READ THEIR TWEETS, THEY WILL SEE DEMOCRACY IN ACTION WHEN THEY COME TO ISRAEL. LIZ: WHAT IS THE REACTION INSIDE ISRAEL TO THESE TWO INDIVIDUALS?>>TO ALLOW THEM TO COME HERE OR NOT. MAKE A SHOW, NOT REALLY TO LEARN, UNFORTUNATELY. BUT ALLOW THEM TO ENTER THE COUNTRY. WOULD BE ABLE TO SHOW THEM THE BEST. BUT I THINK THEY WOULD COME AND CONTINUE TO INCITE AGAINST ISRAEL FROM ISRAEL. LIZ: DOES ANYBODY IN THE MEDIA ASK THEM WHY YOU ARE NOT STANDING UP FOR DEMOCRACY GIVEN THEY ARE VOWRNLTDED BY SO MANY ENEMIES.>>I THINK WE SHOULD HAVE A DEBATE AND THEY CAN LEARN SOMETHING, THEY SHOULD READ A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE HISTORY OF ISRAEL AND THE STRENGTH OF OUR DEMOCRACY BEFORE CRITICIZING IT. BOYCOTTING ISRAEL, WE HELP SO MANY COUNTRIES, OUR TECHNOLOGY HELPS SO MANY AMERICANS. LIZ: REPRESENTATIVE TLAIB AND OMAR SUPPORT THE BDS MOVEMENT THAT JUST CAME UP IN CONGRESS. 17 INDIVIDUALS ARRESTED, SOME OF THEM SENTENCED TO DEATH IN IRAN. THE PRESIDENT DENIES IT.>>DON’T BELIEVE WHAT THE PRAWNIANS ARE SAYING. THEY ARE — WHAT THE IRANIANS ARE SAYING. THEY ARE REACTING AND TRYING TO GET THE ATTENTION OF THE EUROPEANS TO SPEAK TO THE AGREEMENT. I CALL ON THE EUROPEANS TO FOLLOW THE LEADERSHIP OF PRESIDENT TRUMP. IN THE U.K., THEY JUST TOOK A BOAT AND ARE HEARING IT. THEY SHOULD APPLY MORE SANCTIONS AGAINST THE IRANIANS. LIZ: THE QUESTION IS, IS IT TIT FOR TAT, TANKER FOR TANKER GRAB. HERE IS GENERAL JACK KEANE WHO SAYS IRAN DOES NOT EVER WANT TO SHOW WEAKNESS.>>THE IRANIANS, YOU HAVE TO STAY FOCUSED ON WHAT’S DRIVING THEM. THEY ARE LIKE THE CHINESE AND NORTH KOREAN COMMUNISTS. THEY HAVE AN AUDIENCE AT HOME THEY HAVE THEIR HANDS AROUND THEIR THROAT. THEY NEVER WANT TO SHOW WEAKNESS. SO THE UNITED STATES SHOOTS DOWN ONE OF THEIR DRONES. IT’S A FACT, THEY DENY IT. THEY ARE RETALIATING AGAINST THE BRITS. THEY WANT TO DEM CRATE NOT JUST TO THE REGION, BUT TO THEIR PEOPLE AT HOME, THAT THEY ARE STILL POWERFUL.>>THE IRANIANS WANT TO RENEGOTIATE. SO THAT’S WHAT THEY ARE DOING. THEY WANT TO GET THE WORLD’S ATTENTION. EVENTUALLY THEY WILL UNDERSTAND THEY HAVE TO CHANGE THE AGREEMENT. MAYBE IT’S TIME TO SPEAK ABOUT GUIDELINES FOR A NEW AGREEMENT. LIZ: A LOT OF THIS IS FOR DOMESTIC CONSUMPTION INSIDE THE