President Trump’s New Immigration Deal with Mexico


-Let’s get to the news. President Trump
has reached a deal with Mexico to reduce the number of migrants
at the southern border. “No more than three,” said Trump when asked how many more
migrants he plans on marrying. [ Laughter ] [ Cheers and applause ] New York yesterday hosted its
annual Puerto Rican Day Parade, and I think we all know
how the President celebrated. [ Laughter ] [ Laughter and applause ] According to sources
within the State Department, the Trump administration has denied all requests
from American embassies to fly the LGBTQ pride flag
during the month of June. What?! You love flags. [ Laughter ] Usually,
when you’re near a flag, I make my kids to go bed ’cause I’m worried
what they might see. [ Laughter ] In honor of the
75th anniversary of D-Day, several World War II veterans
in their 90s parachuted onto
the beaches of Normandy. “I couldn’t believe
how high up they were,” said bystanders
about their pants. [ Laughter ] [ Applause ] That’s — I’m aware. [ Applause continues ] I’m aware that they are heroes who can still
jump out of airplanes… -Yeah! -…and I am a dummy
who moved behind a desk. [ Laughter ] Presidential hopeful
Beto O’Rourke this weekend distributed coupons
for free tacos to his campaign volunteers
in Iowa, and Joe Biden gave out
some coupons of his own. [ Laughter ] [ Cheers and applause ] “And these don’t expire.” Illinois is set to become
the 11th state to legalize
recreational marijuana use. It’s the least they can do after it helped them win
three NBA titles. [ Laughter ] [ Cheers and applause ] [ Applause continues ] According to reports,
the so-called “friendship tree” planted at the White House by French President Emmanuel Macron
and President Trump last spring has died, while… [ Laughter ] It’s a true thing that happened. [ Laughter continues ] “Water?” [ Laughter ] [ Laughter and applause ] …while the friendship tree
planted by Trump and Putin turned out
to just be a microphone. [ Laughter ] [ Laughter and applause ]

The Green New Deal Is A Winning Issue For Democrats Among Voters


Democrats are still trying to come up with
the perfect message that they can sell to the American voters that they believe will
help put them into the white house in 2020 well guess what folks, if the Democrats were
paying attention to polling, which some of them are because their positions on a lot
of policies are super popular, but if they were paying attention to policies and polls
as a whole, the democratic party would understand that there truly are some issues out there
that are clear winners for the Democrats. Medicare for all is one of them. Debt free college and student loan forgiveness
is another, but another one that has emerged as a major winning issue for Democrats, including
among swing voters, is the green new deal. According to a new poll from data for progress,
49% of people in swing districts here in the United States, 49% approve of and support
the green new deal framework. While only 36% of voters in these swing districts
say thanks, but no thanks, not interested in it. So you have 49, you have a 13% plurality saying
we want the green new deal. And here’s the kicker. It’s not just because you have 49% out there
that say, Oh God, we’re destroying the planet. We’ve got to do something. We’re running out of time. No, it’s because they say, listen, we know
it’s expensive. We don’t care because it’s going to boost
the economy. It’s going to help the environment obviously,
but it’s also going to create jobs and that’s going to be an overall huge net benefit to
the United States. So why would we not support this? Because they’re thinking in economic terms. Many years ago I wrote an article, some interviews,
uh, one of them with Tom Hartman where I explained that we have to shift our talking on environmental
issues. We have to shift it away from environment. And I know that sounds weird, but this came
after years and years and years of writing about environmental issues, talking about
environmental issues and not being able to sway enough people to get some actions. So I said, we’ve got to do so we got to rethink
what we’re doing, and let’s frame it as an economic debate. This was years ago that I suggested this and
I have been talking about it in those terms ever since, and then suddenly the green new
deal comes out and what did it do? It shifted from being, Oh my God, we’re destroying
the planet. We have to take action too. What if not only save the planet, but we boost
the economy. We create jobs, we reduce emissions, which
saves you money on your medical bills. You don’t have as many asthma attacks, you
don’t have as many heart attacks, there’s not as many strokes. Those are good things that save John Q taxpayer
money and not happy with your job in the coal mines. We can give you a job over here in the renewable
energy sector, you’ll make more money over here. You’ll live a healthier lifestyle and as a
byproduct make the world a little bit cleaner. How about that? And they did it. And the reason I’m even bringing that up is
because the, the people polled in this latest poll, the 49% say, we don’t care that it costs
a lot of money. We care that it’s going to help the economy. Notice they’re not saying we care, that it’s
going to help the environment. They do care about that. Everybody cares about the environment. There’s just unfortunately not enough people
in the world really willing to actually do anything about it. But the economy, they feel that with the environment,
they think, okay, but really it’s not going to effect me even though it will. But they always have that viewpoint like,
Oh no, no, no, no. It’s probably my neighbors are going to be
affected. Maybe the state next to me. Uh, but, but I think I’m fine so I don’t have
to worry about that too much economics that affects every one of us. And you can’t deny it. Climate change, again, it does too, but people
can externalize that to an extent. They can’t externalize the financial issues. So to bring this full circle here, this is
what it is, Democrats, if you want to win in 2020 Medicare for all debt free college
and loan forgiveness, and almost most importantly, green new deal, it’s a winner with the voters. It’s a winner for the environment and it’s
a winner for
the economy.

Trump suspends tariff threat, criticized for immigration deal with Mexico


COUNTRY. STEVE HARRIGAN, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. LELAND: ALL RIGHT, DEMOCRATIC RESPONSE ALL OF THIS WE EARLIER HEARD FROM REPUBLICAN, IS BEEN JOHN ROSE, WE BRING IN NEW JERSEY, SMITH, MEMBER OF HOUSE AGRICULTURAL COMMITTEE AND THE BLUE DOG COALITION, NICE TO SEE YOU, SIR. AS ALWAYS, APPRECIATED. YOU ARE A MEMBER OF THE PROBLEM SOLVERS COALITION AS I UNDERSTAND IT. PROBLEM SOLVED HERE FOR THE PRESIDENT? HE HAS GOT BIG AGREEMENTS FOR MEXICO TO DO STUFF TO TRY TO STOP THE FLOW OF MIGRANTS. AND NO TARIFFS, WHAT IS TO COMPLAIN ABOUT?>>I’M NOT COMPLAINING. IN FACT, IT MAY BE A LITTLE BIT OF AN UNUSUAL ELECTED OFFICIAL AND UNUSUAL CONGRESSMAN THAT I DO NOT TAKE PLEASURE WHEN SOMEONE ELSE FAILS, PARTICULARLY IN OUR GOVERNMENT. BECAUSE QUITE FRANKLY, IF THE PRESIDENT FAILS AT SOMETHING, THEN WE ALL FAIL IN THE COUNTRY. THIS SEEMS TO HAVE WORKED OUT. MEXICO SHOULD BE PART OF ANY AGREEMENT THAT WE HAVE. MEXICO SHOULD BE HELPING, MEXICO SHOULD BE PART OF THE PROCESS. THEY HAVE STRONG BORDERS THEMSELVES, THEY UNDERSTAND THE MEANING OF HAVING A BORDER AND I THINK THE FACT THAT THEY ARE NOW UNDERSTANDING THAT WE ARE SERIOUS ABOUT IT TOO IS HELPFUL. THIS WHOLE IMMIGRATION SITUATION FROM BEGINNING TO END HAS MANY PIECES TO IT. I BELIEVE THAT ALL OF IT COULD BE WORKED OUT. FOR THE FOLKS THAT ARE HERE AND UNDOCUMENTED, FOR THE DACA FOLKS, DREAMERS, AND ALSO FOR THE OPEN BORDERS, WE NEED TO DEAL WITH ALL OF THESE ISSUES AND IN A COMBINED WAY. MOST OF ALL, WE REALLY NEED TO HAVE A BETTER IMMIGRATION SYSTEM. THAT IS NOT A REPUBLICAN — LELAND: EVERYONE AGREES THAT THERE IS A PROBLEM, CONGRESSMAN. THE QUESTION, HOW TO GET THE ANSWER AS YOU POINT OUT, YOUR PERSPECTIVE ON THIS IS SHALL WE SAY, UNUSUAL. IN FACT I’VE NOT HEARD THEM DEMOCRATS SO FAR PRAISE THE PRESIDENT FOR HOW HE HAS DEALT WITH THE SITUATION VIS-C-VIS TARIFFS, MEXICO AND IMMIGRATION. IT BEGS THE QUESTION, WOULD YOU SUPPORT THE PRESIDENT GO TO THE BRINK AGAIN AND DO SUPPORT MEXICO TO THE BRINK WITH CHINA RIGHT NOW? ON TARIFFS, AND TRYING TO GET A BETTER DEAL FROM THE CHINESE AS WELL?>>EVERY SITUATION IS DIFFERENT. YOU HAVE TO EVALUATE THEM INDIVIDUALLY. THERE ARE THE DEMOCRATS I THINK WE SHOULD DO SOMETHING. SOME OF THE FOLKS IN THE BLUE DOGS, SOME OF THE FOLKS IN THE PROBLEM SOLVERS TEND TO BE MORE MODERATE. HE JUST CANNOT HAVE OPEN BORDERS WHERE ANYONE CAN COME IN ANYTIME. I LOVE IMMIGRATION, I BELIEVE IN IMMIGRATION. I BELIEVE IN LEGAL IMMIGRATION. AS FAR AS CHINA IS CONCERNED WE DO HAVE TO PLAY HARD BECAUSE CHINA WITHOUT QUESTION WAS TO BE THE NUMBER ONE POWER IN THE WORLD. AND AS YOU KNOW, THEY MANIPULATE THEIR MONEY AND THEY HAVE TECHNOLOGICALLY STOLEN A LOT OF WHAT WE HAVE. AND THEY HAVE CERTAINLY BEEN A FORCE HAS BEEN DIFFICULT TO DEAL WITH AND I THINK THAT WE HAVE TO SHOW THEM THAT WE ARE PLAYING FOR REAL. THAT WE WANT TO BE FAIR AND WHAT WE ALWAYS SAY, FAIR AND OPEN TRADE. I DO NOT WANT THE UNISYS ALWAYS GET THE SHORT END OF THE STICK.>>THE PRESIDENT SAID THE SAME THING. HE IS GONE CRITICISM FOR THE DEAL MADE WITH MEXICO TO AVOID THESE TARIFFS AND THAT THE LANGUAGE FROM THE MEXICANS LEAVES A LOT UNSPECIFIED IF THEY’RE GOING TO TAKE NEW AND DRASTIC MEASURES, THEY’RE GOING TO DO ALL OF THE THINGS BIT A LOT OF ADJECTIVES, NOT A LOT OF HARD FACTS AND FIGURES OTHER THAN 6000 TROOPS TO THE BORDER. DO YOU THINK THIS SHOWS STRENGTH TO THE CHINESE? DOES IT SHOW WEAKNESS AS THE CHINA PROBLEM SORT OF DWARFS THE MEXICO PROBLEM AS IT RELATES TO THE ECONOMICS OF THE COUNTRY?>>EVERY TIME WE SHOW STRENGTH, I THINK THAT IS ALWAYS GOOD IF IT IS –>>WAS A SHOWING STRENGTH OR THE PRESIDENT CAVED?>>NO, I MEAN I THINK IS SHOWING STRENGTH. AND I THINK WHETHER IT WAS A LONG TIME AGO WHEN TEDDY ROOSEVELT SAID SPEAK SOFTLY BUT CARRY A BIG STICK OR JFK, WE HAVE HAD, REPUBLICAN AND DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTS THAT HAVE UNDERSTOOD AT TIMES, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA MUST SHOW WHAT I WILL CALL INTELLIGENCE STRENGTH. YOU HAVE TO BE THOUGHTFUL BUT WE HAVE TO SHOW THE STRENGTH. THIS IS A REAL ISSUE. CHINA AND RUSSIA ARE REAL ISSUES IN THE WORLD AND REALLY AND TRULY WANT TO MOVE FORWARD AND WANT TO BE THE POWERHOUSES OF THE WORLD. QUITE FRANKLY I THINK IT IS THEIT SHOULD BE. LELAND: CONGRESSMAN, WE THANK YOU. WE KNOW THAT YOU ARE ON THE AGRICULTURAL COMMITTEE WE HOPE TO GO TO THAT. NO MATTER WHAT POLITICAL PARTY PEOPLE ARE IN. WE THANK YOU FOR JOINING US PUTTING ON A SEAT WHILE IT IS NICE AND SUNNY OUTSIDE. WE HOPE YOU ENJOY THE REST OF THE DAY.

Gutfeld on Trump withdrawing from Iran deal


DANA PERINO. “THE FIVE” .” DONALD TRUMP NICKED THE IRAN DEAL WHICH HE SAID HE WOULD DO ALL ALONG.>>I AM ANNOUNCING TODAY THAT THE UNITED STATES WILL WITHDRAW FROM THE IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL. WE WILL BE INSTITUTING THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF ECONOMIC SANCTIONS. ANY NATION THAT HELPS IRAN AND ITS QUEST FOR NUCLEAR WEAPONS COULD ALSO BE STRONGLY SANCTIONED BY THE UNITED STATES. AMERICA WILL NOT BE HELD HOSTAGE TO NUCLEAR BLACKMAIL. TODAY’S ACTION SENDS A CRITICAL MESSAGE. THE UNITED STATES NO LONGER MAKES EMPTY THREATS. WHEN I MAKE PROMISES, I KEEP THEM.>>Greg: BEFORE THAT, APPARENTLY JOHN KERRY SPOKE TO IRANIAN LEADERS ABOUT SAVING THE DEAL. I DON’T BLAME THE GUY. KERRY’S LEGACY IS UNRAVELING FASTER THAN A MUMMY ON A MERRY-GO-ROUND. THE WHOLE POINT OF THE IRAN DEAL WAS LEGACY, IT WASN’T SECURITY. BEFORE THIS DEAL, IRAN WAS ON THE ROPES. THE ECONOMY WAS HEADED INTO NORTH KOREAN TERRITORY AND IT WAS ABOUT AS STABLE AS JOHN KERRY ON A SKATEBOARD. THEN WE THREW THEM A LIFELINE. STUPID. WE WENT TO NEGOTIATE WITH APOCALYPTIC THEOCRAT’S AND WE SENT THIS GUY. DO JAMES TAYLOR STROM SOME MUSIC? THE IRAN DEAL, THE NEW GUY, TRUMP, TORE IT DOWN. DOES THIS MEAN WAR? IF YOU THINK THE CURRENT PRESIDENT HARBORS A GRUDGE AGAINST IRAN, YOU’D BE WRONG. HE SEEMS WILLING TO TALK TO JUST ABOUT ANYONE. THE ONLY THING HE HATES HIS DUMB DEALS. HE WOULD RATHER START, THIS IS HIS VERSION OF A RESET WITH LEVERAGE.>>IRAN’S LEADERS WILL NATURALLY SAY THAT THEY REFUSED TO NEGOTIATE A NEW DEAL. THEY REFUSE, AND THAT’S FINE. I WOULD PROBABLY SAY THE SAME THING IF I WAS IN THEIR POSITION THING IF I WAS IN THEIR POSITIO POSITION. BUT THE FACT IS THEY ARE GOING TO WANT TO MAKE A NEW AND LASTING DEAL. ONE THAT BENEFITS ALL OF IRAN AND THE IRANIAN PEOPLE. WHEN THEY DO, I AM READY, WILLING, AND ABLE. GREAT THINGS CAN HAPPEN FOR IRAN COMMAND GREAT THINGS CAN HAPPEN FOR THE PEACE AND STABILITY THAT WE ALL WANT IN THE MIDDLE EAST.>>Greg: THAT’S NICE. FOR THOSE OF YOU IN A PANIC, REMEMBER THAT YOU FELT THAT WAY ABOUT NORTH KOREA TOO. AS TRUMP DEALS WITH THE WORST ON THE PLANET, HE SCRATCHES OFF ISIS AND NORTH KOREA, IRAN SEEMS NEXT. IT’S A SKILL SET THAT HISTORY WILL BE KINDER TO THAN JOHN KERRY.

Why Trump’s new limit on food stamp eligibility will affect working families most


AMNA NAWAZ: Well, the Trump administration
today announced new rules that would change the way some people can get food stamps, which
are known as SNAP benefits. Currently, about 36 million Americans receive
this help buying groceries. As William Brangham now reports, the administration
argues this change will save billions of dollars by removing millions of people from the food
stamp rolls. WILLIAM BRANGHAM: That’s right, Amna. The administration argues it needs to close
a loophole in the food stamp program that allows some people with savings and other
assets to get benefits that the administration argues they don’t deserve. In a call yesterday, Agriculture Secretary
Sonny Perdue repeatedly cited the case of one retired Minnesota millionaire named Rob
Undersander. This is him in a video produced by a conservative
advocacy group. Undersander was able to enroll in the food
stamp program and says he received benefits for almost two years. He says he did it to prove a point and that
he gave the money to charity. The administration said closing this loophole
would save $2.5 billion and remove about three million people from eligibility. Joining me now is Elaine Waxman. She’s a senior fellow at the Urban Institute,
where she studies federal food programs like the SNAP program. Welcome to the “NewsHour.” ELAINE WAXMAN, Urban Institute: Thank you
for having me. WILLIAM BRANGHAM: So, if these rules go forward,
the administration says about three million people will be booted out of the food stamp
program. What do we know about who those three million
people are? ELAINE WAXMAN: So what we know about those
who are likely to be affected by the rules change, should it go through, is that they
are typically working families. They have low earnings, because they can still
qualify for SNAP benefits. But they are disproportionately working. They also disproportionately tend to have
children. So, in both cases, these are groups of people
that the administration typically talks about in terms of wanting to be sure and support,
that they want to encourage work. Unfortunately, those are the groups that are
probably most likely to be hurt. WILLIAM BRANGHAM: So, help me understand why,
then, the administration holds up an example like this Minnesota millionaire, someone who
clearly has plenty of assets, maybe not — I believe he’s retired, and so he didn’t have
a lot of income. Why do they hold up that gentleman as an example
of why they need to cut these other people off the program? ELAINE WAXMAN: I think it’s a little bit of
a distraction, because what we know from USDA’s own data is that less than 1 percent of SNAP
benefits go to people who have incomes above the federal poverty line. So, we’re reaching exactly the audiences we
want to reach. There’s no evidence of widespread fraud. And it’s allowed states to be responsive to
families that are maybe earning a little bit more income and at risk of losing benefits
if they get a 50-cent-an-hour increase in their wages. If that happens, and they lose SNAP benefits,
they may actually be worse off. Those are the kinds of things that states
have been trying to avoid. WILLIAM BRANGHAM: One of the arguments that
the administration seems to be making is that states need to do a better job of checking
people’s assets, again, this millionaire example, this — seemingly someone who had banked a
considerable amount of money. What is the argument for not making sure people
have no assets before you grant them food stamps? ELAINE WAXMAN: So, if you think about it,
we want people to have some level of assets, because that is their buffer against unexpected
expenses and emergencies. For example, among seniors, we are very concerned
that they may be in a position of having to spin down their limited resources without
any opportunity to replace that with earnings. We want people to be able to cover an emergency
room visit or a car repair that allows them to go back to work without going into debt. So this is a program that has allowed the
relaxation of some of those assets, and also has reached exactly the population that we
want to help serve, which is, again, those people who are really working hard to improve
their outcomes. WILLIAM BRANGHAM: We should say for the record
that we asked the agricultural secretary to come on the program, and he declined that
invitation. But the administration seems to be arguing
that the economy is doing well, unemployment is incredibly low, and so it’s OK, that it’s
appropriate to make these types of cuts to this program. ELAINE WAXMAN: So here’s where we are. Even though the economy is improving, we still
have 36 million people who qualify for SNAP. We know that people are getting work at higher
rates. But the kinds of work they’re getting is not
necessarily high-paid and not stable hours. That’s what we’re facing. In the absence of a dramatic change in people’s
circumstances, which we’re not seeing in this current economy, if you terminate SNAP benefits,
we can anticipate that more people will be food-insecure, and more people will be in
poverty, because we know from research that SNAP combats those two things. We really worry about that, because food-insecure
families are more likely to experience hospitalizations. Children are less likely to do well in school. Seniors who are food-insecure are more likely
to have chronic health problems. So we might save some money in one particular
area aspect of our expenditures. It’ll show up somewhere else. WILLIAM BRANGHAM: All right, Elaine Waxman
of the Urban Institute, thank you very much. ELAINE WAXMAN: Thank you.

Meadows: The foundation of the whistleblower complaint is falling apart


THE UNITED NATIONS. JOINING US TONIGHT IS CONGRESSMAN MARK MEADOWS. MEMBER OF THE HOUSE OVERNIGHT COMMUTE HE. AND MEMBER OF THE FREEDOM OF CAUCUS. GREAT TO HAVE YOU HERE. THIS HAS BEEN QUITE A DAY BEGINNING WITH THE PRESIDENT OF NEW YORK. HE’S HOME NOW. THE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE HEARING. I HAVE TO SAY THAT THIS IS AN EXTRAORDINARY MOMENT IN HISTORY, TO SEE ALL THAT WAS REPORTED WE WOULD HEAR AND READ, AND SEEING WHAT WE READ IN THE TRANSCRIPT, AND LOOKING AT THE COMPLAINT. YOUR REACTION SOMEWHAT THE COMMITTEE IS GOING THROUGH RIGHT NOW.>>I LOOKED AT IT AND SAID THERE HAS TO BE FIVE OR SIX MORE PAGES OF THIS TRANSCRIPT BASED ON THE REPORTING. WHEN YOU LOOK AT IT YOU START TO SAY THE BUILDUP, THE HYPE, WE HAVE SEEN THIS BEFORE FROM ADAM SCHIFF, THE HYPE OF THE RUSSIAN COLLUSION. NOW THIS IS THE UKRAINIAN COLLUSION. YET WE SAW ADAM SCHIFF IN ALL HIS GLORY TODAY AS CHAIRMAN, HE DIDN’T READ THE TRANSCRIPT. HE HAD TO MAKE IT UP BECAUSE THEY HAD TO BUILD THIS HYPE THAT’S OUT THERE. HERE IS WHAT WE DO KNOW. THE FOUNDATION OF THIS WHISTLEBLOWER’S COMPLAINT IS ALREADY STARTING TO FALL APART. THERE ARE REPORTS OUT JUST A FEW MOMENTS AGO ON PAGE 3 WHERE A WHISTLEBLOWER SAID A WITNESS FOR THE STATE DEPARTMENT IS ON THE CALL. THE STATE DEPARTMENT IS SAYING THAT DIDN’T HAPPEN. WHAT DIDN’T HAPPEN IS THE PRESIDENT DIDN’T DO ANYTHING WRONG, AND IT’S TIME WE ALLOW HIM TO GOVERN ON BEHALF OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WHO ELECTED HIM IN 2016. LOU: WHAT STUNS ME AS I READ THE TRANSCRIPT, I FIND IT IMPOSSIBLE IN AN INDEPENDENT READING OF THAT DOCUMENT, I FIND IT IMPOSSIBLE TO COME CLOSE TO THE REPORTING. FORGET THE ZEAL OF THE RADICAL DEMS IN WANT TO GO FIND SOMETHING, GRAVE AND IMPEACHABLE IN IT. I CAN’T FIND ANYTHING THAT EVEN SUPPORTS THE REPORT BEING IT IN ADVANCE.>>IT DOESN’T. THERE WERE SELECTIVE LEAKS GIVEN TO DIFFERENT REPORTERS SOURCED BY PEOPLE WHO DIDN’T HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF IT. THERE WERE PROMISED MADE BY THE PRESIDENT. HE DIDN’T MAKE ANY PROMISES. 8 MENTIONS OF JOE BIDEN, THOSE WEREN’T IN THERE. AND WE HAVE A GREAT WITNESS. THE PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE. ZELENSKY HIMSELF. I AM ALL ABOUT THIS. BUT HERE IS WHAT WE ARE GOING TO FIND. WE’LL FIND ADAM SCHIFF WILL RUSH HIS THROUGH BEFORE IT FALLS APART. THE WHOLE RUSSIA COLLUSION FELL APART. EVERYTHING THEY HAVE GONE COHEN HAS FALLEN APART. HE’S IN JAIL. NOW THEY ARE GOING TO RUN THIS THROUGH AND HAVE AN IMPEACHMENT VOTE BEFORE THIS NARRATIVE FALLS APART. BUT IT’S ALREADY FALLING APART. I HAVE NEVER SEEN MY REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUES THIS ENGAGED IN THE HOUSE READY TO DEFEND THIS PRESIDENT. THEY KNOW WHAT THE DEMOCRATS ARE DOING IS WRONG AND IT’S NOT FAIR TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AS WELL. LOU: I THINK IT’S CLEAR TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THAT THIS IS JUST ANOTHER ASSAULT TO THE RADICAL DEMS AND THE DEEP STATE. THE “NEW YORK TIMES” IS SAYING THE WHISTLEBLOWER IS A CIA OFFICER WHO WAS ON TEMPORARY ASSIGNMENT TO THE WHITE HOUSE. IT JUST GETS RICHER AND RICHER AND MORE PREPOSTEROUS THAN THE PREVIOUS DIMM PLOT.>>THERE ARE SIMILARITIES. IN THIS WHISTLEBLOWER REPORT THEY CITE A LOT OF SOURCES IN THE NEWS. WE KNOW FROM THE PREVIOUS RUSSIA COLLUSION NARRATIVE, WHAT DID THEY QUOTE? SOURCES IN THE NEWS THAT THEY PUT IN THE NEWS SO THEY COULD REPORT ON IT. LOU: WHY DO YOU THINK THE PRESIDENT CALLS THAT FAKE NEWS?>>BECAUSE IT’S EXACTLY LIKE THAT. THE REPORTING PRIOR TO THIS WHISTLEBLOWER’S COMPLAINTS COMING OUT AND THE TRANSCRIPTS COMING OUT. AND BRAVO TO THE PRESIDENT FOR RELEASING THOSE. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I KNOW OF IN THE HISTORY OF OUR COUNTRY WHERE WE HAVE TAKEN A TRANSCRIPT OF TWO LEADERS AND GIVEN IT TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE UNREDACTED. LOU: FUTURE PRESIDENTS WILL HOPEFULLY HAVE THIS PRESIDENT’S INTELLECT AND JUDGMENT ON THEIR OWN.>>AND HOPEFULLY THEY WON’T HAVE

Sarah Sanders: Dems know they can’t beat Trump on ideas alone


WHAT IS GOING ON. BACK TO YOU. LIZ: JERRY GREAT TO SEE. LET’S GET RIGHT TO FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR AND FORMER WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY SARAH SANDERS. WELCOME TO “THE EVENING EDIT”.>>GREAT TO SEE YOU. THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME ON. HERE’S WHAT’S GOING ON, DEMOCRATS SAID YESTERDAY IT’S AN IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE WITH A PRO QUOTE OF HOLDING BACK MILITARY AID TO THE UKRAINE. IT’S ABOUT ASKING A FOREIGN LEADER TO LOOK INTO A POLITICAL RIVAL. EUROPE TAKE ON ALL THIS QUESTIONING.>>I THINK THE DEMOCRATS HAVE SO MUCH EGG ON THEIR FACE, I THINK THAT CALLING FOR IMPEACHMENT OVER THIS MAY BE ONE OF THE DUMBEST AND MOST EMBARRASSING POLITICAL MOVES THAT WE HAVE SEEN, I THINK IT’S SO BAD, I SAID THIS EARLIER TODAY, IT’S SO BAD THEY NEED TO FILE TO THE PRESIDENT’S CAMPAIGN BECAUSE IT’S HELPING GET HIM REELECTED. IT SHOWING THAT THE DEMOCRATS HAVE NO REAL SOLUTION, THEY’RE NOT FOCUSED ON BUILDING THE COUNTRY UP ONLY TEARING THE PRESIDENT DOWN. IF YOU LOOK AT THE CONTRAST OF WHAT IS TAKING PLACE OVER THE LAST 24 HOURS, HE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY MAKING A MAJOR BILLION-DOLLAR TRADE DEAL WITH JAPAN WHICH WILL DO A VAST AMOUNT OF GOOD FOR OUR RANCHERS AND FARMERS IN THE UNITED STATES AND IN CONTRAST, YET THE DEMOCRATS WRITING ABOUT A FOREIGN LEADER CALL IN WHICH THE FOREIGN LEADER HIMSELF SAID THERE WAS NO PRESSURE. I THINK THEY LOOK AWFULLY RIDICULOUS AND HOPEFULLY THIS WILL BE ONE MORE LESSON IN TEACHING THEM TO QUIT TRYING TO TEAR THE PRESIDENT DOWN AND LET’S FOCUS ON DOING GOOD THINGS FOR THE COUNTRY AND LET’S GET SOME WORK DONE. LIZ: IS IT RIGHT FOR A PRESIDENT TO ASK ABOUT A FOREIGN LEADER TO HELP LOOK INTO A POLITICAL RIVAL?>>THE PRESIDENT WAS ASKING TO LOOK INTO CORRUPTION. THE PRESIDENT TAUGHT THEM ON DRAINING A SWAMP AND HE IS DOING EXACTLY THAT. THE UKRAINIAN LEADER HAD ALSO CAMPAIGNED ON THAT. I DON’T THINK THERE IS ANYTHING WRONG WITH THE PRESIDENT HAVING THIS CONVERSATION. HE PUT IT OUT THERE FOR THE WHOLE WORLD TO SEE EXACTLY WHAT THE CONVERSATION LOOKS LIKE. IF ANYTHING, DEMOCRATS SENT A SIMILAR LETTER BACK IN MAY OF 2018 ASKING UKRAINE LEADERSHIP TO DO EXACTLY WHAT THE PRESIDENT DID IN LOOKING INTO CORRUPTION. I DON’T THINK THERE’S ANYTHING WRONG WITH THE UNITED STATES WITH A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF MONEY TO ONE COUNTRY MAKING SURE THAT THAT COUNTRY COUNTRY MONEY IS BEING WELL SPENT AND NOT PROPERLY SPENT. THAT IS ACTUALLY THE PRESIDENT FULFILLING HIS PROMISE TO MAKE SURE WERE DRAINING THE SWAMP AND USING OUR RESOURCES. LIZ: DID THE PRESIDENT DELAY $4 MILLION AND MILITARY AID TO UKRAINE FOR CORRUPTION OR OVERBITE IN?>>MY UNDERSTANDING, THIS TOOK PLACE BECAUSE OF CORRUPTION AND THEY WERE MAKING SURE THAT THIS MONEY WAS NOT BEING MISUSED OR MISHANDLED. I KNOW THAT THEY HAD A LOT OF PROBLEMS WITH THAT IN UKRAINE. THAT IS THE REASON THAT THIS PERSON HAS NOW BECOME PRESIDENT IS BECAUSE HE CAMPAIGNED ON GETTING RID OF CORRUPTION IN UKRAINE. IT IS NO SURPRISE THAT THE PRESIDENT WOULD WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THE MONEY THAT THE UNITED STATES IS HEADING TO ANOTHER COUNTRY IS BEING USED FOR WHAT IT’S BEING GIVEN FOR.>>I DON’T THINK THAT THE RESPONSIBLE THING THAT THE PRESIDENT CARES IT’S BEEN USED FOR THE CORRECT THING. LIZ: WALL STREET IS BETTING THAT TRUMP WILL NOT BE IMPEACHED. THEY ARE NOSE DIVING ON THAT. THE PRESIDENT’S APPROVAL RATING IS AROUND 45% ACCORDING TO POLITICS AVERAGE POLES. THERE SAY THAT THE DEMOCRATS ARE TRYING TO PUSH THE APPROVAL RATING DOWN SO DOES NOT GET REELECTED. HERE’S ANOTHER QUESTION THAT CAME UP WITH THE CONVERSATION. THE CONVERSATION BETWEEN THE PRESIDENT AND THE LEADER OF UKRAINE HAPPENED TODAY AFTER MUELLER TESTIFIED TO CONGRESS. THE PRESIDENT WAS ASKED THE LEADER OF UKRAINE TO LOOK INTO CROWD STRIKE. THAT IS A CYBERSECURITY FIRM WHICH CONCLUDED RUSSIA HAD HACKED AN E-MAIL IN 2016. OUR PRESIDENT ASKED ABOUT A SERVER WHETHER IT HOLDS HILLARY’S E-MAILS, BUT THERE IS NO SERVER INVOLVED. IT WAS A SIMPLE HACK. YOUR TAKE?>>THE PRESIDENT IS CONCERNED ABOUT ELECTION MEDDLING AND HE WAS TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE INTEGRITY IN THE SYSTEM. HE HAS TAKEN WHOLE GOVERNMENT APPROACH LED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY TO LOOK AT ELECTION MEDDLING. IF BARACK OBAMA AND JOE BIDEN HAD TAKEN THAT SAME TYPE OF GOVERNMENT APPROACH AND BEEN SERIOUS ABOUT PROTECTING THE INTEGRITY OF OUR ELECTION, THE MUELLER SITUATION MAY HAVE NEVER EXISTED BECAUSE WE WOULD NOT BE SIDING OVER WHETHER OR NOT RUSSIA INTERFERED IN OUR ELECTION. THAT HAPPENED UNDER OBAMA’S WATCH AND THEY MET UP TAKEN THAT LITTLE MORE SERIOUSLY LIKE THIS PRESIDENT IS TO MAKE SURE WE DID NOT HAVE THAT HAPPEN AGAIN. LIZ: MICHAEL PENCE TALKING TO THE OWN LOU DOBBS SAYING THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN VINDICATED.>>THE PRESIDENT SAID A WEEK AGO, HE DID NOTHING WRONG. THE TRANSCRIPT REVEALS THAT DESPITE RECKLESS ACCUSATIONS IN THE MEDIA AND BY DEMOCRATS ON CAPITOL HILL THAT THE PRESIDENT HAD THREATENED AID TO UKRAINE TO DEMAND A SPECIFIC BACKED THAT NEVER HAPPENED. THE TRANSCRIPT IS CLEAR ON THAT POINT. THE IRONIC THING, THE ONLY TIME IT DID HAPPEN THAT WE KNOW ABOUT IS WHEN FORMER VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN THREATENED OVER A BILLION DOLLARS IN AID TO UKRAINE OVER SPECIFIC ACT. BUT IN THIS CASE, THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN COMPLETELY VINDICATED. LIZ: SARAH, ALONG WITH THAT, NANCY PELOSI HAS SAID, WHAT IS MORE SERIOUS IS THAT HE, MEANING TRUMP, HE CANNOT WIN. ALEXANDER CORTEZ HAS BECAUSE OF HIS POLICIES, HE CANNOT BE REELECTED. YOUR TAKE ON ALL OF THAT AND WHAT YOU JUST HEARD?>>THIS COULD NOT BE MORE SIMPLE. THIS IS NOTHING MORE THAN THE DEMOCRATS LOOKING FOR WAYS TO BEAT THE PRESIDENT. THEY KNOW THAT THEY CANNOT BE HIM ON IDEAS ALONE BECAUSE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE DO NOT SUPPORT THE FAR LEFT AGENDA THAT IS NOW BECOME THE PERMANENT PLATFORM OF THE DEMOCRAT PARTY. THEY HAVE TO LOOK FOR HOW CAN WE TEAR THIS PRESIDENT DOWN, HOW CAN WE TURN ON EVERYONE AROUND HIM AND THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT THIS IS ABOUT. IT HAS NOTHING TO DO A GOOD GOVERNMENT AND REAL SOLUTIONS AND GOOD POLICY. THIS IS ALL ABOUT TRYING TO WIN AN ELECTION IN 2020. AND I THINK THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE WAY TOO SMART FOR THE GAMES

Dems threaten to sue White House over access to whistleblower complaint


HIGHER, ALL THE STORIES COMING UP FRIDAY MORNING BUT TOP STORY THIS HALF AN HOUR, TOP DEMOCRATS THREATENING TO SUE THE WHITE HOUSE AND THE INTEL COMMUNITY OVER THE REFUSAL TO RELEASE A SECRET WHISTLEBLOWER COMPLAINT, THE WASHINGTON POST WAS FIRST TO REPORT THE STORY, IT SAY THAT IS THE COMPLAINT INVOLVES THE PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE, PRESIDENT TRUMP IS STANDING HIS GROUND, HE TWEETED THIS YESTERDAY, ANOTHER FAKE NEWS STORY OUT THERE, IT NEVER ENDS, EVERY TIME I SPEAK ON THE PHONE TO FOREIGN LEADER I UNDERSTAND THAT THERE MAY BE MANY PEOPLE LISTENING FROM AGENCIES AND NOT TO MENTION FROM THE OTHER COUNTRY ITSELF, NO PROBLEM THE PRESIDENT WRITES, IS ANYBODY DUMB ENOUGH TO BELIEVE THAT I WOULD SAY SOMETHING INAPPROPRIATE WITH A FOREIGN LEADER WHILE ON SUCH A POTENTIALLY HEAVILY POPULATED CALL. I WOULD ONLY DO WHAT IS RIGHT ANYWAY AND ONLY DO GOOD FOR THE USA. JOINING US IS THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER EDITORIAL DIRECTOR HUGO GORDON, HUGO, GOOD TO SEE YOU, WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE WHISTLEBLOWER STORY?>>THE THING ABOUT THE PHRASE WHISTLEBLOWER IS IDEA THAT THAT’S IMPARTIAL, ONE DOESN’T KNOW THAT, IT MAY BE THE GUY OR WHOEVER IT WAS THAT GAVE THE INFORMATION TO THE INSPECTOR GENERAL WAS IMPARTIAL, SAW SOMETHING THAT HE OR SHE THOUGHT WAS TERRIBLY IMPORTANT, ON THE OTHER HAND, YOU KNOW, THE DEMOCRATS ARE BEING — CRYING WOLF ABOUT PRESIDENT TRUMP FOR THE PAST 3 YEARS AND AS WE KNOW FROM THE MUELLER REPORT, ALL OF THE STORY ABOUT THE, YOU KNOW, SOLUTION AND THAT SORT OF THING TURNED OUT TO BE COMPLETE DUD, WE DON’T KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON IN HERE, BUT IT WAS VERY INTERESTING THAT YESTERDAY RUDY GIULIANI CANDIDLY SAID, YES, OF COURSE, HE ASKED FOR HELP OF UKRAINIANS TO INVESTIGATE WHAT HE SAID A JOE BIDEN BRIBING THE UKRAINIANS TO — THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION WANTS UKRAINIANS WANT TO LOOK INTO CORRUPTION POSSIBLY INVOLVING JOE BIDEN’S SON, NOW ALL OF THIS IS LEGITIMATE FOR THE DEMOCRATS TO HAVE A LOOK AT, BUT THE DEMOCRATS ALWAYS OVERPLAY THEIR HAND AND DEMAND FOR THINGS ARE DONE FASTER THAN PROTOCOL ALLOWS AND SO I THINK THAT THEY HAVE BEEN CRYING GOLF. MARIA: IS THIS GOING TO BLOW INTO SOMETHING BIGGER?>>ABSOLUTELY, DEMOCRATS HAVE ONE WAY TO STOP DONALD TRUMP FOR A SECOND TERM AND THAT’S CORRUPTION, IT’S ALL ABOUT GETTING HIM IN A SCANDAL AND THE LATEST THING IS ANOTHER VERSION OF THE DEEP STATE AND TRIED TO LEAK ALL OF THOSE CONVERSATIONS WITH FOREIGN POLICY LEADERS IN THE BEGINNING OF THE ADMINISTRATION, NOW THEY ARE TURNING TOWARDS USING USING THIS WHISTLEBLOWER STATUTE, WHICH, MARIA, HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH GETTING THE PRESIDENT IN LEGAL HOT WATER, IT’S ABOUT MANAGEMENT WITHIN THAT AGENCY OF WHICH THE PRESIDENT IS NOT AN EMPLOYEE. MARIA: WELL, WE KNOW THAT FOR 2 YEARS WE TALKED ABOUT COLLUSION WITH RUSSIA WHICH WAS COMPLETELY, I DON’T KNOW, MADE UP, YESTERDAY THE INSPECTOR GENERAL MICHAEL HOROWITZ TESTIFIED BEFORE CONGRESS, YOU WOULD THINK THAT GIVEN THE FACT AFTER MICHAEL HOROWITZ TESTIMONY, WE WERE WAITING FOR FISA IG, IN FACT, WE WERE TALKING ABOUT COREY LEWANDOWSKI THE DAY BEFORE, NEVER MIND NADLER’S IMPEACHMENT CIRCUS, THE REAL ACTION WAS AT A WEDNESDAY HEARING. SHE WRITE IT IS FOLLOWING, DEMOCRATS TALK ABOUT DEDICATION TO OVERSIGHT AND TRUTH AND THE MEDIA KEEP PROMISING NOT TO LET DEMOCRACY DIE IN DARKNESS, THIS WEEK’S PAIL OF TWO HEARINGS PROVES OTHERWISE.>>LOOK, WE KNOW THAT THE RUSSIA COLLUSION STORY WAS A HOAX, WE DEFINITELY KNOW SOMEBODY MADE IT UP OR A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT PEOPLE MADE IT UP. IF YOU WANT TO DO GOOD OVERSIGHT, YOU SHOULD BE LOOKING INTO WHO DID THAT AND HOW THIS THING CAME ABOUT, INSTEAD DEMOCRATS HAVE BEEN INTERESTED IN CONDUCTING WHAT REALLY AMOUNTS TO SHOW TRIAL OF LEWANDOWSKI, WHAT THEY ARE DOING THIS FOR RED MEAT FOR THE BLUE BASE. MARIA: WE KNOW THAT THERE ARE MULTIPLE INVESTIGATIONS GOING ON LOOKING INTO THE ORIGINS OF THE RUSSIA PROBE, YOU HAVE JOHN DURHAM, LINDSEY GRAHAM, WILLIAM BARR, ALL OF THIS IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW AND YET CRICKETS. DAGEN: I ALWAYS LOOK AT THE FRONT PAGE TO HAVE NEW YORK TIMES, THEIR NUMBER ONE STORY WHICH I ALWAYS THINK IS THE UPPER-RIGHT-HAND CORNER ABOVE THE FOLD FRONT PAGE IS CLAIM ON TRUMP SAID TO INVOLVE FOREIGN LEADER ABOUT THE WHISTLEBLOWER, THE WHISTLEBLOWER ISSUE, BUT, AGAIN, THIS WILL COME OUT WITH BILL BARR RUNNING THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT, THIS WILL COME OUT ONCE THE IG REPORT ON THE FISA ABUSE AND WE KNOW IT WAS ABUSE, WHEN YOU GET A WARRANT TO SPY ON AN AMERICAN CITIZEN WHO IS WORKING FOR A PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN AND THAT EVIDENCE THAT THEY PRESENTED WAS PAID FOR BY THAT SAID CANDIDATE’S OPPONENT, WILL HEADS ROLL, WILL PEOPLE PAY WHAT THEY DID OF ABUSE OF INVESTIGATIVE POWERS? MARIA: THAT’S RIGHT, USING OUR INTEL AGENCIES, USING THE TOOLS THAT WE USED AGAINST TERRORISTS, RIGHT, INFORM ANTIDEPRESSANTS, WIRETAPPING AND WE KNOW, OUR VIEWERS NOTICED BECAUSE WE SAW AT FOX NEWS, PIECE OF EVIDENCE THAT WILL COME OUT IN THE FISA REPORT AND HAS TO DO WITH GEORGE PAPADOPOULOS HAVING CONVERSATION WITH INFORMANT, THE INFORMANT SAYS TO HIM ISN’T IT GREAT YOU HAVE RUSSIA EMAILS, YOUR TEAM WILL BE HAPPY ABOUT THAT AND GEORGE PAPADOPOULOS ANSWERS TO HIM AND SAYS, NO, I WOULD NEVER DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT, THAT’S TREASON, ALL OF THIS IS IN A TRANSCRIPT BECAUSE ALL INFORM ANTIDEPRESSANTS ARE WIRED WHEN THEY — INFORMANTS AND ARE DOING THEIR JOB, THE TRANSCRIPT WAS NEVER GIVEN TO FISA COURT, WE WILL GET THE REPORT WITHIN A MONTH SO WE WILL SEE, DO YOU THINK THEY’LL BE ACCOUNTABILITY