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but the nutritionists say stay away. i'm always curious, what should i eat? >> juan's nutrition news. >> "special report" is up next. the fbi director grilled on capitol hill during a five-hour emergency hearing. and now both hillary clinton supporters and critics are pulling quotes from that hearing that has now sparked a new investigation. this is "special report." ♪ good evening. welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. republican lawmakers grilled james comey for nearly five years over the hillary clinton e-mail investigation. he admitted to the house oversight committee that hillary clinton wasn't truth it will publicly about her use of a private server, but he added that she didn't lie to the fbi.
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comey defended the decision not to recommend charges to justice. we have fox team coverage tonight. jennifer griffin reports tonight on how the clinton campaign reacted to the testimony. but we begin with catherine herridge who attended today's hearing with the highlights. good evening, catherine. >> reporter: thank you, bret. house republicans said they believe hillary clinton lied under oath during her 2015 testimony about her e-mail practices and are asking the director to investigate. >> lying under both is a crime, is it not? >> yes. >> that's considered perjury, right? >> it's a felony. i forget the exact -- it's potentially years in prison. >> reporter: from the outset, the nearly five-hour emergency hearing divided along political lines. >> it seems to a lot of us that the average joe, the average american, that if they had done what you laid out in your statement, that they would be in handcuffs. >> some republicans who were praising you just days ago for
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your independence, for your integrity, and your honesty, instantly turned against you. >> reporter: pressed by republicans, the fbi director who appeared willingly, discredited clinton's public claims. >> secretary clinton said i did not e-mail any classified anyone. there is no classified material. was that true? >> there was classified material e-mailed. >> reporter: while clarifying his decision today not to recommend criminal charges, he did say his agents would face punishment for similar action. >> that person mishandling the most sensitive information this government cannot collect, it's not fair to punish someone who did that? >> not on these facts. it would be fair to have a robust disciplinary proceeding, but not fair to prosecute that person. >> reporter: the democrats declared the hearing as biased. >> republicans have turned on you with a vengeance. >> the accusations are
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completely off base, utterly offensive. >> reporter: comey came back to the same position. >> certainly she should have known not to send classified information. that's the definition of negligent. i think she was extremely careness. that i could establish. what we can't establish is she acted with the necessary criminal intent. >> reporter: even though his boss met with bill clinton a week earlier, he said there was no influence. >> look me in the eye and listen to what i'm about to say. i did not coordinate that with anyone. >> reporter: a former covert ci emotional over what it would take to violate the law. >> what does it take for someone to misuse classified information and get in trouble for it? >> that's just not fair. that would be treating somebody differently because of their celebrity status. >> reporter: at times, there seemed to be exacerbation with his answers. >> did hillary clinton do anything wrong? >> what do you mean, wrong? >> i think it's self-evident.
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>> reporter: he confirmed that clinton's fbi interview saturday was not under oath and her e-mail system was less secure than a free public account. >> are you implying in that statement that the private e-mail servers of secretary clinton's were perhaps less secure than a g-mail account? >> yes. >> reporter: as fox reported, some of the e-mails were marked classified. comey remains steadfast that the evidence did not merit criminal charges and the public will soon have its say. >> the next president of the united states does the exact same thing he or she is sworn into office, there will be no criminal charges. >> that's not for the fbi to answer. we should aspire to be apolitical. >> reporter: on whether the server was hacked, the fbi director said it's highly likely by either a foreign government or foreign intelligence service. claims made by a romanian hacker to fox news and nbc news that he breached the server, comey said that was not the case.
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essentially today, the fbi director said all of clinton and her aides were cleared in the e-mail investigation. but he would not be drawn on whether there were ongoing investigation into the clinton foundation. >> catherine, director comey's recommendations are already having some legal ramifications in other similar case. what can you tell us about that? >> reporter: that's correct. we've done a lot of reporting here at fox news about the case of major jason bressler, a marine officer who sent classified information on a personal account because his fellow marines were in danger. he was punished for that. now his attorney is saying he's going to cite the clinton standard, arguing that mrs. clinton did so much more, and now she's in a position to effectively be promoted to the highest office in the land. bret? >> catherine herridge, thank
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you. while the fbi director was being peppered with questions about her e-mail setup, hillary clinton laid low, staying off the trail today. behind the scenes, though, the campaign worked furiously to answer questions raised in the hearing today. jennifer griffin reportson how the clinton campaign tried to explain away the e-mail scandal. >> reporter: hillary clinton remained holed up in her d.c. home with her long-time aid and former state department chief of staff cheryl mills who arrived shortly before the fbi director's testimony began on capitol hill. hillary clinton has made no remarks about the case since director comey cleared her tuesday. democrats on the house oversight committee made her case instead. >> this is a desperate attempt under an extraordinary set of circumstances, an emergency hearing. i don't know what the emergency is, other than one side is about to nominate somebody who is a pathological narcissist.
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>> the fbi director said hillary had sent or received more than 100 e-mails with classified information. hillary said, fact number four, these are all lies. we say lie, lie, lie. lie! dirty, rotten liar. >> reporter: tweets from clinton's press secretary brian fallon, a former spokesman for the justice department, began last night. "with the a.g. accepting director comey's recommendations, this case is resolved. no matter republican's attempts to continue playing politics. every house republican who joins in partisan stunts about clinton's intel briefings should have to say if they think trump is fit to get them." when pressed by the oversight committee about clinton's handling of classified information as secretary of state, comey made the following admission. >> i don't think that our investigation established that she was particularly sophisticated with respect to classified information and the
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levels and the treatment and as far as -- >> isn't she an original classification authority, though? >> yes, sir, yes, sir. >> good grief. >> reporter: the campaign rebutted, claiming the classified e-mails were mismarked. referring to comey's testimony, "he acknowledged that they were improperly marked and as a result, the materials could have been reasonably judged as not classified." senator bernie sanders confirmed talks for an endorsement of clinton are under way. and our sources tell us the two will be appearing together on the campaign trail tuesday in new hampshire, bret. >> jennifer, thank you. donald trump was also off the campaign trail today, instead trying to rally support right here in washington. the gop's presumptive nominee met with republicans in congress today in an attempt to close the party divide. so have any feelings changed? carl cameron reports. >> reporter: donald trump got mixed reviews after meeting with house and senate republicans in washington. >> we had a very good exchange on just lots of ideas and policy
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issues. >> i wasn't particularly impressed. i think it was the normal stream of consciousness that's long on hyperbole and short on facts. >> he's right on issues, and he's listening to the american people. >> he has a lot of persuading to do with the american people, including myself. >> reporter: newt gingrich praised trump in ohio last night. >> everybody else talks about how they would like to change washington a little bit in a calm way. this guy is going to kick over the table. >> reporter: trump fuelled the speculation. >> in one form or another, newt gingrich is going to be involved with our government, that i can tell you, okay? he's going to be in there. he's smart. he's tough. he gets it. and he says, i'm the biggest thing he's ever seen in the history of politics. >> reporter: gingrich put it this way. >> i know of no example in american history of a moment
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where the leader and the american people came together as fast as they have in the last year with donald trump. >> reporter: trump trashes his critics and the pressor reporting dissent. last night he took aim at calling this semitic next to a six-sided star with the words "the most corrupt candidate ever." >> it looks like a sheriff's star, but i don't know. and behind it, they had money, oh, but there's money behind it. so they're racially profiling. they're profiling, not us, because why are they bringing this up? why do they bring it up? >> reporter: with 11 days to go to the convention, critics still hope to change the rules so delegates can be unbound in the first ballot and nominate somebody else. the committee needs 28 votes to pass such a rules change for consideration. so far, 20 backed the idea. 59 oppose it. and 33 others are undetermined, according to trump delegate vote counter and georgia republican
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national committeeman randy evans, who said trump now has 890 committed out of the 1237 delegates needed to win. 680 oppose trump, with 900 others who may go either way. so theoretically, the never-trump crowd still has a chance to stop him, but the vast majority of gop officials are skeptical, because there's no credible alternative having stepped forward, should the delegates reject trump at the convention. >> and the party's stacked the deck here. that's a real long shot. >> trump's team is very confident that the never-trump attempts to undo him won't work. it's a long shot. it's theoretical, it's going to take a huge push in less than a week and a half. >> carl, thank you. we are less than two weeks away from the start of the republican convention in cleveland. tonight, we're getting a better sense of what donald trump may have planned for that big event. most of the news has not, however, come from the campaign itself. but from others attending.
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chief washington correspondent james rosen joins us with what he's learned about the upcoming convention. >> good evening. not long after he told "the new york times" he wouldn't be inclined to allow ted cruz speak at the convention unless he endorsed him, donald trump has asked ted cruz to speak and ted cruz has agreed to do so. a spokesperson for cruz said that trump also asked cruz to provide guidance going forward on judicial nominations and cruz agreed to do so. that makes at least three politicians, not counting trump himself, who have disclosed their speaking role. wisconsin governor scott walker, once a contender in this cycle, and congresswoman marsha blackburn, have said they will address the delegates. organizers have been racing to reconfigure the quicken loans are arena, but reince priebus says
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everything is on schedule, and that where the program is concerned, "every single six-minute slot is filled in and people are excited and making confirmations." >> each time it's a little bit different, because you have different personalities, et cetera. this time it has been good. it's been a little nontraditional, as we all know, and we've all covered over the last couple of months. but we're hitting our stride right now. >> reporter: one element that has rolled out in a timely way was the rnc's new convention app, available in the app store, by which users can watch the whole thing in 360. bret? >> james, thank you. we now know where, when, and how the presidential debate also play out. the commission on presidential debates released the criteria today. here's what you can expect. there will be three debates between the presidential candidates this fall. and one vice presidential debate. they will be held in ohio,
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virginia, nevada and ohio. they will run 90 minutes without commercial breaks, and each one will be moderated by just one moderator. who those moderators will be will be announced later this summer. the obama administration's push to close the prison at guantanamo bay came under scrutiny today. this after an intelligence report showed nearly 20 prisoners transferred from that base at gitmo during president obama's tenure are suspected of returning to terrorism. and the hunt is now on for one former detainee who has gone missing from uruguay. shannon brean has the storey tonight. >> this is projecting weakness. this is going to make sure that more americans die. >> reporter: barack obama has been promising to close the guantanamo bay detention center since before he became president. and he's worked throughout his two terms to make it a reality. >> today, republicans pushed back. under the bush 43 and obama administrations, 676 prisoners have been released from
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guantanamo bay. 118 of them have been confirmed to engage in some form of terror active, while an additional 86 are also suspected. together, that represents roughly 30% of the total released. >> unfortunately, there have been americans that have died because of gitmo detainees. >> reporter: that's the key reason lawmakers are frustrated by what they view as the president's decision to prioritize closing gitmo over making sure the prisoners who are released are sufficiently monitored. that includes one that was resettled in uruguay with five others after their 2014 release. and he's now missing. house republicans say the administration was warned in advance. >> the chief of intelligence in uruguay explained to our committee, gave us the information that they were not allowed to monitor or surveil these six terrorists.
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and the decision you made was to transfer them any way. >> now that this gentleman has escaped, he's gone missing rather, is the obama administration concerned about that? >> it would have been our preference that all six of the detainees transferred to uruguay stayed there. >> reporter: there are still 79 detainees at guantanamo bay. 29 have been approved for transfer. the administration calls it a rigorous intraagency process. bret? a mixed day on wall street today. the dow lost 23. the s&p 500 was down 2. the nasdaq up 18 points. up next, controversy over another deadly shooting by a police officer, and the aftermath is live streamed on facebook this time. we'll have a report. first, hear from our fox affiliates around the country. in dallas, two people are dead after a helicopter crashed wednesday in ellis county. the all-electronic helicopter was being tested at the time of
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the crash. the same chopper had its first successful flight this time last year. the cause of the crash is under investigation. fox 28 in columbus, with news that hackers were able to steal credit card information at more than 1,000 wendy's restaurants in the u.s. that's far more than originally thought. some cards have been used to make purchases at other stores. the ohio based chain plans to list the affected stores on its website. and this is a live look t our website in sacramento. voters face a historic vote over the death penalty in november. californians will have to decide whether to abolish the death penalty and commute the sentences of hundreds of killers on death row or speed up the process from conviction to execution. 747 convicts are currently on death row in the state of california. that's tonight's live look outside the beltway. we'll be right back. fall in love with a new daily fiber.
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u.s. are being monitored for the zika virus. the centers for disease control said today 320 women show signs of zika. that's nearly 35 more women than just one week ago. all the reported u.s. cases
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involved people who traveled to areas with a current outbreak. but officials warn local transmission cases could occur during summer mosquito cases. the virus is known to cause birth defects. for the second time this week, a black man is shot by a police officer, and amateur video allowed the world to react to the case, as the investigation just gets under way. this time a man pulled over in minnesota was shot and killed in his ca and as he lay dying, his fiance picked up her cell phone to document the aftermath. mike tobin reports on this case tonight from minneapolis. but we want to warn you some of the video in this report is disturbing. >> reporter: the final moments of a man's life live streamed on facebook. we first see the 32-year-old clinging to life, blood soaking his shirt as he takes his last breaths in the driver's seat. >> oh, my god, please don't tell me he's dead.
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roim the victim and his fiance. reynolds claimed they were pulled over for a broken taillight. the police officer asked castile for his i.d. he told the officer he had a pistol on him with a permit to carry. according to reynolds, he was reaching for his i.d., not the gun. the officer offered the only explanation we've heard yet for the shooting. >> i told him not to reach for it. >> you told him to get his driver's license. >> reporter: after reynolds is loaded on a cruiser, the heartbreaking voice of a little girl is heard trying to comfort reynolds. >> it's okay, mommy. >> i can't believe they just did this. i'm [ bleep ], [ bleep ]! >> it's okay, mommy. i'm right here with you. >> reporter: the governor of minnesota spoke with white house officials and said the justice department is investigating. the governor seems sympathetic with the demonstrators
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gathering. >> would this have happened if the passenger was white? i don't think it would have. so i'm forced to confront it, and i think all of us are forced to confront this kind of racism exists. >> reporter: reynolds said she didn't help castile because she was afraid she would be shot. >> i wanted the people to see and determine who was right and wrong. i want the people to be the testimony here. all of us saw with our eyes. the only thing you guys didn't see is when he shot. >> reporter: and bret, the demonstrators here in st. paul just started marching from the mansion to the school where castile worked, where people described him as respectful and find. i would have to describe these demonstrations as calm. we've heard a few of them thank the police officers who are
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attending these events. bret? >> mike, thank you. we expect the president to weigh in on this, as well. he has already, and he may again tonight. louisiana governor john edwards is expected to attend a vigil at this hour for the man shot by police outside a store tuesday. he will also meet with federal officials for an update on the investigation. this after a second video emerged in the shooting death of alton sterling by two white police officers. police say sterling had a gun at the time of the shooting but authorities are examining what he, in fact, threatened them with it. in 2014, every day, an average of 20 veterans committed suicide. the department of veterans affairs releasing that troubling estimate today. the findings are a slight decrease from 2013, when it was estimated that 22 veterans committed suicide each day. however, the va cautions the
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president obama is headed overseas to meet with nato allies, possibly for the last time as commander in chief. but this time it won't be an easy farewell tour, as the alliance deals with major threats from russia. and as kevin cork reports tonight, the president has reached out to russia, to no avail. >> reporter: as president obama prepares for his final gathering with alliance leaders, the meetings come amid a backdrop of european disunity, following the uk's brexit vote and the ongoing migrant crisis. but it's an increasingly aggressive russia that has nato leaders most concerned. so much so that the alliance is strengthening its eastern flank.
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protection, say experts, against a russia that's threatened nato members in the past and wreaked havoc in crimea, syria, and ukraine. >> those countries are looking for reassurance in the form of a military presence on their territories. they want to make clear if there's any russian activity against estonia, that it's russia against nato. >> reporter: the leaders did speak and agreed to work together against terrorists in syria. today, in fact, there are reports that 26 years after russia's only aircraft carrier entered service, it's now being deployed to assist in those efforts. cooperation, yes, but more like frenemies than friends. consider how russia views nato's creeping expansion eastward.
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since the fall of the old soviet union, the alliance has continued to move towards russia, with 12 new remembers. a provocation, so say the russians. by the way, bret, we learned today that washington will provide ukraine with another $23 million in assistance. of course, they've been dealing with russian aggression and the effects thereof, for quite some time. bret? >> kevin corke in warsaw. thank you. a vote on gun control legislation in the wake of the orlando shooting has been delayed indefinitely. republican leaders postponed a vote today on an anti-terrorism package with the house speaker citing the need to get it right. democrats, furious with that decision, took to the house floor, delaying other business in the house. the fbi director put to the test on capitol hill. did he pass? what did we learn? our panel weighs in, next. men.
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i did not e-mail any, um, classified material to anyone on my e-mail. there is no classified material. >> secretary clinton said there was nothing marked classified on her e-mails either sent or received. was that truesome >> that's not true. there were a small number of portion markings on three of the documents. >> secretary clinton said i did not e-mail any classified material, was that true? >> there was classified material e-mailed. >> she said she just used one device. was that true? >> she used multiple devices during the four years of her term as secretary of state. >> secretary clinton said all work related e-mails were returned to the state department. was that true? >> no. we found work related e-mails, thousands, that were not returned. certainly she should have known not to send classified information.
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i think she was extremely careless. that i could establish. what we can't establish is that she acted with the necessary criminal intent. >> james comey on the hill today defending his decision not to recommend prosecution for hillary clinton. but we did learn a lot in these exchanges. let's bring in our panel. laura ingram. and charles krauthammer. laura? >> there's so many stunning things that came out today. that exchange is one of the best, without a doubt. trey gowdy, just a simple question, did she tell the truth or not? she didn't. she lied on multiple occasions. the other stunning thing that came out, which i thought was very damning for comey's credibility, is that in a case this important, with a secretary of state being interviewed on a saturday during a holiday weekend, he didn't think it was important enough to show up for the questioning? and he wasn't in a position to discuss the interview with all
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of the agents who were present? you don't send in, you know, lower level people to interview the secretary of state. this is a job for the fbi director or at least to be present in the room to look at body language, look at movements. i was a white collar defense criminal attorney years ago. i don't think like low-level associates at law firms would get away frankly with the incompetence at the very at least, incompetence of how comey seems to come off in the way he's describe thing and laying out this case. it is shocking, and i tweeted this the other day, i think justice died a little bit the other day. >> mara, one of the things the clinton campaign is pointing to is the petraeus explanation, all the talk what general petraeus did is something compared to what hillary clinton did. comey addressed that today and the clinton campaign touting. >> his conduct to me illustrates the categories of behavior that mark the prosecutions that are
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actually brought. clearly intentional conduct, knew what he was doing was in violation of the law. huge amounts of information that even if he couldn't prove he knew it, they raised the inpresence, and effort to obstruct justice. >> that's where he says he draws the line. >> he was, i think, equally damning of her behavior. he's given the republicans tremendous amount of material. but he was equally strong on defending his decision not to prosecute. he said, in terms of a double standard, it would be a double standard if i did prosecute her. he couldn't establish intent, he said petraeus was different. >> i want to play one other sound bite, this other investigation and that is her testimony on capitol hill and what she said under oath in the benghazi hearing. take a listen to this exchange.
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and it was very compelling. but we don't have it currently. basically, jason chaffetz saying the fbi did not look at her statements under oath to congress, and she said numerous times to congress that there were no classified e-mails and nothing marked classified. and that they were going to refer this now to the fbi, which they did this afternoon. >> right. so now there's another potential investigation. i'm not sure it's going to come out any differently than this one did. i think comey had a relatively good day. he looks like an honest guy. he didn't look like he was hiding anything. but he couldn't get over the logical problem of -- he laid out all the requirements for gross negligence, and then he said at the end, that requires criminal intent. that's nowhere in the statute.
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in fact, the statute says that you committed a felony, either if it was intentional or if it was the result of gross negligence. either or. you don't need intention. he never got over that, and my interpretation is he was looking for a way to avoid indicting her. that would have changed the course of american political history. she would have been out of the race. the entire campaign would have been unended. and to me, it's a bit like -- and i've spoken about this before, chief justice roberts in deciding on obamacare. he filed the most tortured way to avoid overturning it. even though i think his investigation showed -- or his analysis would have led you to overturn it. because he didn't want to intrude into american history, overturning legislation so momento momentous. i think comey didn't want to be remembered as the guy who changed the course of american political history. >> one of the things he didn't answer, laura, was about the
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clinton foundation and whether there's an ongoing investigation there. he was pressed and said he's not going to answer that, and he was not going to answer whether the foundation factored into this investigation. that's possibly another -- >> i don't know what to make of that. i disagree with charles that he came across as he had a good day. i think when you're the fbi director and you lay out the predicates oh of a crime and choose to take the political route, i think it's just horrible. but on that question, i think we have to -- we have to assume because of what's happened, that some of those e-mails were -- that were deleted, could have touched on dealings with the clinton foundation. i always thought this went back to the clinton foundation. i've always believed that the clinton foundation had a great deal to do with her desire to conceal her communications from congressional scrutiny or foya requests. obstruction of justice takes
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many forms. obstruction of a congressional investigation, lying under both before congress is obstruction. because she knew at the time, can't imagine she didn't, that she was telling an untruth about things like multiple devices and classified information. so i think she -- if there's an honest justice system, she should be prosecuted at least under the congressional standard of obstruction of justice. and charles is right, the intent requirement that comey laid out is not the right one. >> on balance today, on a political sense for hillary clinton, what does that mean? >> i think that the real damage to her was done by comey's statements two days ago. i think that was the real blow to hillary clinton. did this make it worse? not necessarily. i think it just kind of reinforced what he laid out, to say she was extremely careless, to say there was classified information in there, to say she should have known. those are very damning. i don't know if we got anything
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further than that today. but i think this is the real political problem for her. and i'll tell you what would make charles' thesis really come alive and would be incredibly damning, if there's a leak from one of comey's, you know, investigators, prosecutorers, that there was some kind of dissent, that there was some people who wanted to prosecute her, and he didn't or overruled them, then i think you've got a whole different story. >> last word. >> the ultimate effect is she escaped the death penalty, but the damage to her is huge. it's one thing for republicans to insist she's a liar. it's another to have what you just showed, the quotations. the words from the mouth of the director of the fbi how many times she told untruths. that's going to be all over the airwaves for the next four months. next up, we discuss whether donald trump got any closer to upfieing the party today here in washington.
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that helps us solve crime problems. that will make life easier for police officers. >> the president talking about shootings. let's listen in. >> there will be more likely to come. so it would be good for crime
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fighting, and it will avert tragedy. and i'm encouraged by the fact that the majority of country recognize this but change has been too slow and we have to have a greater sense of urgency about this. i'm also encouraged by the way that we have bipartisan support for criminal justice reform working its way through congress. it has stalled and lost some momentum over the last couple of months in part because congress is having difficulty generally moving legislation forward and we're in a political season. but there are people of goodwill on the republican side and the democratic side who have seen, want to try to get something done here. that, too would help provide
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greater assurance across the country that those in power, those in authority are taking these issues seriously. so, this should be a spur-to-action to get that done, to get that across the finish line because i know there are a lot of people who want to get it done. let me just make a couple of final comments. i mentioned in my facebook statement that i hope we don't fall in to the typical patterns that occur after these kinds of incidents occur. where right away there is a lot of political rhetoric and it starts dividing
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people instead of bringing folks together. to be concerned about these issues is not to be against law enforcement. there are times when these incidents occur and you see protests and you see vigils and i get letters, well-meaning letters sometimes from law enforcement saying how come we are under attack? how come not as much emphasis is made when police officers are shot? so to all of law enforcement, i want to be very clear. we know you have a tough job. we mourn those in uniform for protecting us who lose their lives. on a regular basis i have
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joined with families in front of capitol hill to commemorate the incredible heroism they have displayed. i have hugged family members who have lost loved ones doing the right thing. i know how much it hurts. on a regular basis we bring in those who have done heroic work in law enforcement and have survived, sometimes they have been injured. sometimes they risk their lives in remarkable ways and we applaud them and appreciate them. because they are doing really tough job really well. there is no contradiction between us supporting law enforcement making sure they have got the equipment they
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need, making sure that their collective bargaining rights are recognized making sure they are adequately staffed and making sure they are respected. making sure their families are supported saying there are problems across the criminal justice system. bias some conscious and some unconscious that have it be rooted out that is not attack on law enforcement. that is reflective of the vast majority law enforcement bring to the job
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make their lives harder. so, when people say black lives matter, that doesn't mean blue lives don't matter it just means all lives matter but right now the big concern is the fact that data shows that black folks are more vulnerable to these kinds of incidents: this isn't a matter of us comparing the value of lives. this is recognizing that there is a particular burden that is being placed on a group of our fellow citizens. and we should care about that. and we can't dismiss it.
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we can't dismiss it. so let me just end by saying i actually genuinely truly believe that the vast majority of american people see this as a problem we should all care about. and i would just ask those who question the sincerity or the legitimacy of protests and vigils and expressions of outrage, who somehow label those expressions of outrage as quote, unquote, political correctness i just ask folks to step back and think what if this happened to somebody
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in your family? how would you feel? to be concerned about these issues is not political correctness. it's just being american and wanting to live up to our best and highest ideals. and it's to recognize the reality that we have got some tough history and we haven't gotten through all of that history yet. and we don't expect that in my lifetime, maybe not in my children's lifetime that all the vestiges of that past will have been cured or have been solved.
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but we can do better. people of goodwill can do and doing better is not recognizing potential bias in the justice system too often we are asking police to man the barricades in communities that have been forgotten by all of us for way too long in terms of substandard terms and inadequate jobs and a lack of opportunity. we have got to tackle those things. we can do better. and i believe we will do better thanks very much,
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everybody. >> president obama in warsaw, poland, talking about the two shootings in minnesota and louisiana and expressing cob dolences to the families of those killed. wouldn't talk about the specifics in those cases but says black americans get shot twice as much as white americans. the color of your skin, he said, effects your chances. we can do better as a country. quickly with the panel as we wrap up. >> those tapes look bad and we don't know what happens. pronouncing judgment on what happened. the president speaks out on certain murders. and if this is a murder it should be prosecuted and not on others including kate steinle. >> the president was reacting to what he knew at the time. it's a horrible situation in both of these cases and we will get more details later. >> the tone is sober and serious. but the logic is none seq. could seq. could seq. could seq. coulu temperature here. it's not right for the president to assume it is
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race. >> breaking news changes everything. thanks for inviting us into your home tonight. that's it for this "special report," fair, balanced and unafraid. greta goes "on the record" right now. >> this is a fox news alert. the state department moments ago reopening a probe of how secretary hillary clinton and aids handled classified information. also tonight sparks are flying on capitol hill. house republicans grilling fbi director james comby. director comey going on the defense over the bureau not recommending charges against secretary clinton. the marathon hearing lasting nearly five hours and you have to hear the testimony to believe it. >> we're mist find and confused by the fact pattern that you laid out and the conclusions that you reached it seems to a rot of us that the average joe, the average american that if they had done what you laid out