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sandwich with pickles and special sauce. i won't tell you where i got it but it is a full a. that all the time we have tonight. check out the podcast tomorrow. shannon bream, take it from here. shannon: as a connoisseur of chicken sandwiches i can tell you where that was from. thanks. we begin with a fox news alert, humanitarian crisis unfolding in the hurricane battered bahamas. police officials reporting apocalyptic scenes of total devastation. the united nations and red cross mobilizing, we need to talk live to those on the ground. the city is gun and crime problem in a republican run
state, 60% of illegal firearms recovered in her city are from out of state. conservatives pushing back on that argument and the nra announces it will stop selling handguns and many forms of any nation. breaking news on the border wall. the pentagon is planning 175 miles of it despite the president's latest move. hurricane dorian's path, still a category 2 crawling through the atlantic heading northwest at 6 miles an hour, winds very dangerous at 110 miles an hour. storm surges are the biggest threat in the coming hours. we will take you to the extreme weather center for detailed forecasts in a minute. we start with meteorologist adam klotz standing by. jackie heinrich in port st. lucie, florida.
>> reporter: we have been seeing the are most band of the storm an hour, the storm surge is the real whisk, you see the tide coming in and getting more violent. in the past even in now named storms low-lying areas like this the hotel on top of this boardwalk. police are enforcing the mandatory evacuation in this area and we are beginning to see intensifying bands of this storm pass through but it is nothing like the wind and rain that was over the bahamas. images coming in from the bahamas showed tornado like damage, 185 miles an hour winds hovered there for two days comparable to ef for tornado that usually passes in minutes. 7 people i did including a 7-year-old boy on grand bahama.
people were on rooftops and rescue efforts are just beginning. the death toll could increase. there is not a clear picture of what it looks like on abaco. >> abaco is decimated. the flooding, the damage, the national air force in abaco is it is completely flooded. images around the airport looks like a lake. >> reporter: knowing what happened 100 miles off the coast, people on the coast of florida taking every precaution florida, utilities live and rita restore power. national guard placing water rescues, 4500 soldiers and airmen ready to jump into action. people moved to shelters. local officials have had to make water rescues in the past even
in conditions not as bad as that threatening right now. >> our concerns are storm surge and heavy rain, the barrier islands and coastal areas are a washout not from this but previous storms. >> reporter: dorian 100 miles east of here, crawling at 6 miles an hour north. if it passes any closer, any damage that will happen between now and early tomorrow evening. people are bracing themselves waiting to see what this storm the bahamas, total devastation. you can see that tonight, police officials from the united nations and the red cross are mobilizing this unfolding ?ñ?ñ dorian, one of the most powerful atlantic hurricanes to ever make landfall.
7 deaths have been blamed on the storm but we expect that to grow. the scope of the disaster still largely unknown. jonathan petromalla for accuweather is with us, we have seen the images. what can you tell us. >> reporter: a sense of hopelessness and you can imagine why. you are on an island in the atlantic ocean and a lot of that emotion is right in front of your house or over your house. as we flew over abacus today you have to see it to believe the damage and devastation this storm brought to that island and imagine grand bahama as well. we haven't been able to see that but as jackie mentioned, 185
happening for several hours over several days, people having to suffer through this. waving, battling tropical storm winds, 40, 50 mph, right at the limit of what helicopter can do. it is tough to get there and do a quick aerial survey. it is getting in. the coast guard has been shoveling the worst cases back and forth, abacus is 100 miles to the north and it is a different scene. incredible to see where the eye wall crossed you can see the trees and where the damage line is. the southern part of the island not bad but the further north you get it gets bad especially in marsh harbor, the worsted area in the middle part of mud, a lot of people live there and it was completely destroyed just
like you would see within ef 4 or ef 5 tornado. that is the damage i have seen in the past. basically sticks. boats tossed around like it is like something no one alive has ever seen in the bahamas. shannon: we have seen images and you are speechless. where do you even start? when you see cars tossed into foundation like matchsticks bonapabo blown apart. the coast guard and others, it seems like it is going to be a while before rescue effort and recovery efforts can get there. thank you for sharing these images. it takes your breath away and thank you for getting that out to the rest of the world. what is needed that these folks are going through? stay safe.
let's get an update on dorian's path. meteorologist adam klotz has the latest. >> reporter: still a powerful storm the we are seeing it we can, category 2 storm. those effects are being felt on the for the coastal wents at 30 miles an hour, at times 40 miles an hour. off the coast the buoys over the water, 75, 80 miles an hour. you will see wents intensifying to will get closer to land. outer bands of rain battering parts of central florida. this will move a little closer to the shore from now with the next couple days and as it makes that movie will see more rain and wind and storm surge. these are our flood potentials. the carolinas you see moderate risk of flash flooding. getting closer to thursday and friday, tropical models of the system gives an idea what we are looking at. category 2 storm marching north
and you notice by the time you get to south carolina it is a closer path, several models running on shore in north carolina. the worst could be yet to come for the united states. here's the forecast model, future radar, you can time it out. from right now by the time we get going into early tomorrow morning at 9:00 am getting close to the state line, the storm gets closer to the coast line. by the time you get into thursday morning you are not running up on portions of south carolina we are watching that bq1ba;ñççmç this model does have us making landfall in north carolina. that is not a guarantee, it is one of several models we look at but there an agreement this will be getting close to the coastline. this is friday morning. i think we are looking at this getting worse before it gets better. shannon: thank you.
gun control debate reigniting after walmart announces it will stop selling handguns and certain ammunition in the wake of the shooting. chicago's democratic mayor saying that city's gun violence problem is in a republican-led state. kristin fisher tracking those threats. >> reporter: we heard about the latest mass shooting in texas but in chicago twee 7 people were killed and 34 wounded in 29 separate incidents in one weekend. it got the attention of ted cruz who is in a heated dispute with the democratic mayor. as pressure mounts on congress to pass a form of gun-control ted cruz said it doesn't work. look at chicago, disturbing law-abiding citizens is not the answer. this profit a quick response from chicago's mayor who fired
firearms come from outside illinois. most states dominated by republicans like you who refused to enact common sense gun legislation. keep our name out of your mouth. every day gun violence in chicago and baltimore on the tip democrats try to pass reforms when congress returns next week. the house passed a bill on background checks. democrats in the senate want mitch mcconnell to bring it up for a vote. chuck schumer told mcconnell it is time to lead on this issue but mcconnell says he won't do anything unless he knows for sure what donald trump would sign. >> if the president took a position on a bill so that we knew we would be making a lot and not having serial votes i would be happy to put it on the floor. >> reporter: as congress debates what to do some businesses are
taking action. the world's largest retailer walmart will stop selling ammunition for handguns and assault style weapons. the company's ceo explained to in a complex situation lacking a simple solution we are trying to take constructive steps to reduce the risk events like these will happen again. the status quo is unacceptable. walmart is requesting all customers refrain from openly that request will be made even in states like texas where open carry is legal. jillian: we will talk about that in the next segment. 2020 democrat beto rourke doubling down on his found to have a mandatory buyback of what he terms assault rifles if elected president. >> taking away -- talking about buybacks. >> yes.
i want to be really clear that is exactly what we are going to do. shannon: that put second amendment advocates on defense. matt whitaker, good to have you with us. how do you think no matter who is elected president a mandatory buyback would go down in this country? >> it won't happen. acting attorney general could reduce violent crime in major cities by leasing intelligence led policing and good common sense neighborhood watch program. especially violent crime in chicago, democrat mayors and politicians are unwilling to implement those. shannon: lori lightfoot says in chicago they have stricter gun
laws and have an enormous problem with gun violence. bordering states, the red states around us run by republicans, looking to bring them back to the city. >> we can enforce strong purchaser laws that could reduce those types of illegal gun purchases but the bottom line is criminals will use them illegally and unlawfully and we need to do good policing like they have not done in chicago. they have great cops in chicago but liberal politicians tied their hands so they can't do the things that work in new york policing and it is a political failure, not a police failure shannon: we hear from the police the show in chicago talking about the fact the state attorney's office will
not prosecute these crimes that they believe are contributing to the problem. i want to ask about the walmart announcement, the ceo trying to find a balance to chip away at the problem of gun violence. shameful to see walmart succumb to the pressure of the anti-gun elites rather than place the blame mcconnell's, walmart has chosen to victimize law-abiding americans. your reaction? >> walmart will continue to sell rifles and shotguns used in hunting and ammunition and they are also going to allow lawful permit holders in their store. there is an overreaction but at the same time lawful gun owners like myself and others want ammunition they can use both to hunt with and to defend themselves and that is our second amendment constitutional right. shannon: do you think anything gets done on the hill? democrats are pushing, mitch mcconnell says the reason to push anything to the floor i don't think the president will sign but seem to signal mixed
go to take steps being offered. >> the white house and the senate and mcconnell need a solution that works. proposal that would pass the house and senate signed by the president of the american people expect to work together to come up with solutions. shannon: thank you. donald trump called the mueller investigation a giant illegal scam. lindsey graham calling for the fisa application. our experts next.
scathing report on james comey saying it proves the mueller report was in illegal scam. katherine herridge is looking at the evidence tonight. >> reporter: the inspector general's reporters looking for evidence traditional briefings used to ease the transition between administrations gathered information on the president-elect and his team in the fbi russia probe. michael horwitz concluded james comey and his top deputies went to great lengths during the 26th briefing at trump tower. the unverified allegations contained in the democrat funded dossier. the january briefing had two parts, the first, the intelligence assessment or ica into russian election interference and the director of national intelligence james clapper decided comey to do dossier alone. according to the ig report after comey revealed the dossier
claims he documented his reaction for investigative purposes in the first memo comey considered sensitive saying he had a secure laptop waiting for him in his fbi vehicle and when he got in the vehicle he was handed the laptop. the judgment was the information should be treated like fisa derived information or in a counterintelligence investigation. on fox the ranking republican on the house intelligence committee said comey's actions were premeditated. >> comey was not going to get up to speed, he was acting as if he was an agent rocking -- working for the crossfire hurricane team. clear evidence he was involved in this, before he tried to pretend he is a step or 2 away from what happened. >> reporter: earlier this year a fox news investigation revealed a similar episode where lisa
page and peter heather nauert he gathered information. >> when the house judiciary committee returns to washington the democratic majority will prioritize a congressional inquiry into donald trump alleged role in payments to silence karen mcdougall, an adult film star, stormy daniels. they say they had an affair with donald trump before he took office. democrats said this violating campaign finance law. the president's personal attorney denies he was involved in any violation. democrats ramping up another probe as the -- he calls the investigation of scam. bradley maas, great to have you here. we are told according to the washington post the house judiciary committee is preparing to hold hearings and call
witnesses to karen mcdougall and stormy daniels as soon as october. how do you think that will go over for the democrats? let go anywhere? >> it is a stationary bicycle in terms of trying to dig up more information most of which we already heard about donald trump and a lot of people say has money payments are an embarrassing thing but not an illegal thing. it seems like the same newspaper being trotted out by the house. shannon: many other investigations are connected to this, the senate judiciary committee, us attorney john durham, the in specter general has more to come. senator lindsey graham who chairs the senate judiciary committee saying i want you to make as much not public as possible. for the in specter general to get the complete results of the investigation to congress and the american people, certain documents need to be declassified and released to the public.
asking for everything connected to fisa applications of carter page. he wants to release a chart showing fbi attempt to confirm the contents of the steel dossier. do you think that goes public? >> the president keeps backing off when he gets close to the line of doing something. the president in september 2018 is a press release stating the classifying all sorts of things. we got a filing going after the carter page fisa applications in which the justice department expand white house personnel said nevermind, that is not a real declassification order. the president needs to put his chips out and say if i'm going to do this, just do it already. let the chips fall where they may but enough with this dancing back and forth. declassified or don't. shannon: the big
declassification order that rolled out, telling a number of agencies to work with the attorney general and possibly john durham to make sure they got the information they need. >> you are putting your finger on the issue which is the durum probe. what we heard about comey, the most narrow probe there is, him and his personal memo. coming up next the ig will be broader but durum will have broad access to a lot of information about the origins of the trump probe and the experienced prosecutor, i want that stuff in his hands, not politicians hands. in durum's hands to figure out what the fbi was doing and they played by the rules. shannon: do you think the findings will be respected? it seems whatever rolls out whether it is mueller or william barr or the ig both sides want to claim victory and say it proves their point.
>> mister durum has a good reputation. even mister comey said he would respect whatever the ultimate conclusions are, he welcomed the investigation and amazing authorities and powers congress and the executive branch of given to them that should be scrutinized but let's let them figure out the investigation and let those findings come out before we start prejudging. shannon: thank you for joining us. breaking news, donald trump's newest plan to pay for the border wall up next. you should know about the newday va home loan for veterans. it lets you borrow up to 100 percent of your home's value. not just 80 percent like other loans. and that can mean a lot more money for you and your family. with our military service, veterans like us have earned a valuable va benefit. the right to apply for a va home loan. the newday va loan lets you refinance your mortgages, consolidate your credit card debt, put cash in the bank,
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would move $3.6 billion in defense construction funds so the border wall construction, donald trump in february declared a national emergency to take federal department money and move it to the law. this will fund approximately 175 miles of border wall on the us-mexico border. the acting director of us citizenship and immigration services can cuccinelli is tweeting the battle cry about the news. this news comes as defense secretary mark esper met with donald trump in the oval office. there are reportedly 127 military construction projects that would be affected but there is not a complete list as of tonight. senate minority leader chuck schumer said he found that one of the projects affected his west point military academy in his home state of new york. schumer in a statement, quote, it is a slap in the face to members of the armed forces who serve our country that donald trump is willing to cannibalize
already allocated military funding to boost his own ego and for a wall he promised mexico would pay 2 bills. the american civil liberties union announced the organization would take the trump administer to court, quote, the fact the government sat on so-called emergency funds for 7 months further confirms this is nothing but an unlawful power grab. we will block trump's latest effort to raid military funds for his the now phobic wall. members of congress representing districts for using dod money for the border wall, the project, see members on camera, social media, which project will be affected. they are back in washington next week so the story will continue. shannon: thank you. time for 2020, joe biden not pinning high hopes on the hawkeye state. senior campaign advisor telling reporters iowa will be critical but is not a must win state. the advisor predicting the
contest will be a, quote, dogfight but is confident of a win. biden has an 8 point advantage and real clear politics average of iowa polls. bill diblasio under fire for lack of time he is spending back home. the new york post reporting he spent a mere 7 hours at city hall in may. that is the monday announced his president of campaign. one former aide saying his virtual disappearance from the big apple official seat of power sends a troubling message. hawaii congresswoman tulsi gabbard telling viewers she has no plans to die the gray streak in her hair. it is away of commemorating those lost in iraq and reminder of the price of peace. she returned to the campaign trail after two weeks in indonesia. members of the squad of
progressive freshman congresswoman promoting illegal counter protesters arrested in boston at the straight pride parade. some of those demonstrators they have ties to the far left antifa groups and some accused of assaulting police officers. trace gallagher on the case tonight. >> reporter: people involved in the straight pride parade relabeled by the left including democratic congresswoman alexandria ocasio cortez as racist, fascist not these. ordered -- organizers of the straight pride bread said among 1200 people speaking on their behalf during the event 5 are african-americans, four are women, three are african-american women. those who opposed the march made it clear the only way to truly disrupt the parade was violence. antifa amber john crowley told the boston herald, quote, they are fascists 100%. how else are you going to get them to shut up adding we are covered in black so when we
attack these guys we can be prosecuted. in case legal trouble did arise plan b was to set up a bail fund supported on twitter by ocasio cortez who retweeted her senate colleague, quote, one way to support the lgbt community impacted by boston's white supremacists contributes to activists who put themselves on the line protecting the boston community. sure enough they raised $24,000, 160% more than they expected and it came in handy considering 3 dozen of the counter protesters got arrested including 9 for assault and battery on police officers and one for assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon. many wonder why the counter protesters resorted to violence when they "outnumbered" the original protesters. two members of congress supported a bail fundraiser in
advance of the parade giving the impression they condoned illegal behavior. when asked for comment aoc did not respond. shannon: thank you. after dorian's distraction devastating communities even begin to pick up the pieces? hear from some amazing volunteer rescue crews after the break. si. that's why i'm partnering with cigna to remind you to go in for your annual check-up. and be open with your doctor about anything you feel. physically, and emotionally. body and mind.
't easy. 12 hours? 20 dogs? where's your belly rubs? after a day of chasing dogs you shouldn't have to chase down payments. (vo) send invoices and accept payments to get paid twice as fast. (danny) it's time to get yours! (vo) quickbooks. backing you. shannon: as dorian inches closer to the east coast rescue groups are mobilizing was one dog shelter is rescuing animals stranded by the storm and the volunteer-based cajun navy is ready to jump into action. joining us, jean harrison and kgb's president, we love to talk about how good people of this country jumping to help complete strangers in times like this.
i know that you guys, dogs, pigs, rabbits, whatever needs saving, tell us what you have experienced so far. >> this is unusual for storm rescue because we have more warning. we are more of for lack of a better word, not first responders but pre-responders. we go in before the storm and try to get dogs out of harm's way, save them from any potential damage in the shelter but make room for dogs that come after and in this case you had significant issues with forecasting trying to figure out where it is going next. shannon: there are shoulders full of dogs forced to evacuate, they have to go somewhere. you were there, we have seen guys do it. sometimes people look at you and say these are great people but it is very organized. you have seen the training.
tell us what your plan is. >> our focus is to contact emergency operations centers and determine their needs so we can respond with appropriate access. so we can accommodate which does include anything under the sun. rescue going on, opportunity for supplies towards the bahamas and a lot of things in the air but all in all one of the struggles of this, it is an unusual one and we are making the best call we can to be where we need to be. >> how did this get started? both trailers, try to get people -- >> when you find out something is coming this way you look at their neighbors. we are very fortunate.
i'm proud of my cajun culture and a lot of us are. we are hard-working folks and when a tree falls on your neighbors house, you don't put a chainsaw and say do this. we fix what needs fixing, take care of each other and that's an important component of the community and not something so abnormal but we are willing to share. shannon: there are plenty of examples of what you are stepping up to do. a lot of selfless people. reading about your organization a lot of times you rely on volunteer pilots and people say i will get these pets. they are willing to make runs to help you guys out. how integral is that to have the next level of volunteerism? >> in this case it is instrumental because at the time we are making rescue arrangements we were not sure what florida's plan was going to
the and given the location the shelter was and it couldn't be any more report -- more and more because it gives them the ability to fly in and get them out and get them to us. usually we have our own transport and do it ourselves but indicates we couldn't afford this off without their help. >> i want to give you a chance to tell us how people are helping you and go to sean. >> we can always use help in foster homes. we come in before and after the storm. we are here for the dogs and the people. if people want to donate to help dogs i would encourage them to look locally, you're welcome to look at what we do as we work hard to make sure we are ready to go. >> for our organization we look for the communities to get involved with how to help their
neighbors, utilize our website to funnel a lot of those, offering volunteerism and we accept donations on the ground but a lot of what we do is done by the kindness of our hearts. help is what it is all about. shannon: we admire what you are doing. thank you for being the silver lining in this thing. fox news exclusive tops where in the world, images, brazilian satellite company reportedly showing an iranian base construction on the border between syria and iraq. multiple western intelligence sources say iran has plans to house thousands of troops at this location. precision guided missiles at 5 different newly constructed building surrounded by large dirt mounds. the classified iranian project
approved by top leadership in iran completed by the iranian forces. the taliban defending a suicide bombing against an international compound in the afghan capital. 16 people killed, 119 will do just hours after the us envoy said the terrorist group reached a deal to end america's longest war. the taliban and explaining it bombed civilians to remind americans they are strong in the midst of what are being called peace talks. in china eight children:the first day of school by 4-year-old man who previously served jail time for attempted murder. authorities have not reported a motive for the attack but it is the latest of several attacks on schoolchildren in china including last october when a woman slashed 14 kindergarten students. boris johnson on thin ice after a dramatic day in parliament. what does it mean for brexit? my mom washes the dishes... ...before she puts them in the dishwasher. so what does the dishwasher do?
shannon: boris johnson suffering a major setback in parliament. rebellious lawmakers maneuvering to take control of the brexit agenda. there is a message for america here. breaking it down on fox news, steve hilton, great to have you here. my first question the prime minister was talking about. it is confusing to me as an american, not my business, not by country, how people voted for this in 2016 and still talking about whether they are going to do it. >> it is unbelievable. this vote took place before the 2016 election that elected donald trump and it still hasn't happened. go back one year before that. in 2016 the government led by david cameron passed in parliament and act of parliament that said the decision whether to leave the european union is
bigger than any general election or political party. it is a huge decision. we take it out of the political system. of the general election argument and give it to the people in a referendum. then in the actual campaign, sent to every household in the country saying this decision is your decision, not parliament's decision. parliament will implement what you decide. when the people vote the wrong way and decide they want to leave the eu against the wishes of people in parliament and the elite they want to be in charge and take back control and that is the story of the last few years, the fact you have different decision. the elite, establishment will stay in the eu, people want to leave. shannon: the prime minister is speaking. philip lee gets up and walks
across and is talking about leaving the conservative party. this once great party has become infected with the ten diseases of populism and english nationalism. how do you response? >> really outrageous remark and in keeping with the arrogance of the elites and establishment in the uk. this is where it connects to the political arguments. you see it the way people talk about trump voters and the way 2016 election went down. people who have been in power for 50 years or so regardless whether republican or democrat in the uk labour party, they had the same policy agenda, open borders, uncontrolled immigration, the eu is part of that and they hate giving up that power and how to keep that power is what is going on in the uk and you will see it played out here too, that patronizing
rhetoric in the 2020 election. >> a lot of conversation whether there will be an election in the uk and boris johnson trying to make himself the shortest serving prime minister in uk history. a dramatic day as well. thank you always. now for our midnight hero, dan the healing man has a plan to feed the victims of hurricane dorian. he is done this before but once to take his mobile food pantry and as much pasta as he can handle for anyone hurt by dorian. he wants to get to florida and georgia and the bahamas if he can. to feed 15,000 people in 5 days. he did this in the panhandle where my folks were hit by hurricane michael. he served thousands of people pasta, meatballs, did a great
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heather: it is wednesday, september 4th. fox news alert bracing for impact. after picking through the the hamas hurricane dorian moving dangerously close to florida and georgia bringing wind gusts of 110 mph. all eyes shifted the carolinas where the category 2 storm could make landfall. you are watching "fox and friends first" on wednesday morning. millions watching dorian's every move as it threatens the coast. 7 people confirmed dead in the bahamas as we see the heartbreaking discretion and rescue crews rushing into help. th