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watch it today. if you don't have it, go to foxnation.com to learn about it. a big studio audience, it's going to be fantastic. >> live show! studio audience. >> everyone is going to be tall. >> it's national pie day! >> sandra: fox news alert, three american firefighters killed while battling australia's bushfires. they died in a plane crash while helping the massive effort to put out fires. so far it's unclear what caused the aircraft like that when you see on your screen to go down. we'll have more on this developing story later this ho hour. meanwhile, here at home, democrats making their case for impeachment with opening arguments, accusing the president of a "corrupt scheme" to get reelected. good morning, everyone. it's thursday, i'm sandra smith. >> ed: good to deceive again, i'm ed henry. the lead manager for the impeachment, adam schiff, laying out a timeline of white house actions toward ukraine and a nearly two and have our opening
statement. schiff raising some eyebrows by arguing the issue cannot be resolved at the ballot box. president trump will try to cheat in the 2020 election. meanwhile a republican say they learn nothing new. >> should the congress just get over it? sued the american people come to expect that our presidents will corruptly abuse their office to seek the help of a foreign power to cheat in our elections? should we just get over it? is that what we've come to? i hope and pray that the answer is now. >> these policy disputes are not what the founders had in mind when it came to the seriousness of an article of impeachment responding to what they are saying, but also put on an affirmative case. not only was it completely legal, completely constitutional, but the idea of this reaches the level of impeachment, legally speaking, is absurd. >> ed: we will get fresh reaction from the literature come taught
in the moment. we'll begin with mike emanuel. he's level capitol hill. good morning. >> ed, sandra, good morning to you. we expect lawmakers to return for more of the presentation. this morning one of the impeachment managers started arguing that the situation is very serious because of its conflict with russia. >> at the end of the day i hope there's one thing i am part of the american people here, that this is not some political theory exercise. this is real people, real lives. there are bullets flying, artillery rounds coming down in eastern ukraine today, every day. there are people getting hurt. these people are our friends. >> house democrats get up to 24 hours in these opening arguments to make the case for impeaching president trump. >> there are no close calls. the evidence shows that president trump unlawfully withheld military assistance, appropriated by congress to aid
our ally, in order to extort that government into helping him with his reelection. >> so far some leading republicans don't sound impressed. >> no new material presented. it still seems to me that this was an effort by the democrats, and a very partisan way, to bring a case against president trump because they weren't happy with the results of the 2016 election and are concerned they are going to have real problems of the 2020 election. >> there's also the battle between the senate majority leader mitch mcconnell and the senate's top democrat chuck schumer, with mcconnell seeking to protect some of his members facing difficult reelections in november and some suggesting she receives an opportunity to become majority leader. >> goal of this entire process is not to remove the present from office, to remove certain republican senators. colorado, north carolina, iowa, maine, and arizona from office.
this is absen absolutely an opportunity to overtake the senate. >> politics a factor here. after all, it is an election year. ed, sandra? >> ed: mike emanuel starting us off from the hill, thank you, mike. >> sandra: let's bring in senator tom cotton. we welcome you, good morning. here we go, days three. you predicted early on as far as the timing of all this that the trial would not drag on. over the past 48 hours, have you changed your mind on that at all? >> [laughs] sandra, i can tell you from personal sense it certainly seems to drag on late into the night as house democrats repeat themselves time and time again. if they had strong evidence, i think they would simply present that evidence and let it speak for itself. but they don't. that's why what we heard yesterday were repetitive arguments over and over again based on a little more than hearsay, and the house democrats' objections to donald trump being the president.
they don't neck i expect unfortunately we will probably hear more of the same today. >> sandra: some of your colleagues have made the case, senator, that many members of the senate were not following this as closely when it was in the house. the multiple hearings that took place there, or even read the transcripts. so have you learned anything new, particularly as he listened to adam schiff for two and a half hours yesterday? >> it is right that a lot of senators are really digging into this deeply for the first time, because we've been doing our own work over here in the senate for the last four months. work that the american people want us to do, like better trade deals or rebuilding our military. one thing i've seen as i've listen to these house democrats the last few days is just how flimsy the evidence is to support their case. based primarily on hearsay. again, repeating themselves over and over again, because they don't have the evidence that would just speak for itself. also, the kind of grandiose statements about ukraine being at grave risk, soldiers dying on
the front? let me tell you, sandra -- five years ago i was near the front and ukraine. i was visiting with some of their volunteer militia men who had come back from fighting separatists. they pleaded they be sent to javelin antitank missiles. one of them said, "we don't need 100, we just need one javelin. that's all it would take to send a message to those tank crews from russia that barack obama sent nothing but blankets and meals ready meals ready-to-eat. donald trump was the one that sent those javelins to ukraine along with other weapon so it could defend itself from russian separatists. >> sandra: i hear you defining the president's foreign policy on this. as we discussed in the context of the ongoing trial, whether or not anything new is being learned, we have certainly heard from you just now and many of your republican colleagues that you are hearing repetition and not hearing anything new, or anything that is changing her mind on what you've already decided. however, john kennedy left the chamber yesterday, reportedly he
told a reporter he has learned a lot. everybody has. senators didn't know the case to begin with. he's listening. lisa murkowski, she reportedly told reporters that she walked out during a break that she is still listening. are you getting a sense for many of your republican colleagues that any minds are or may be changed through this process? >> sandra, the sense i'm getting is a lot of republicans are surprised at how fluidly the cases. a little there is to support the house democrats' claims, other than hearsay. they keep saying they have an overwhelming case. if they had an overwhelming case, they wouldn't be demanding that the senate do that work the house wasn't willing to do. subpoenaing documents and witnesses are going to court if necessary to defend that. they wanted to rush this through to try and hurt the president's reelection chances. >> sandra: when it comes to the timing, witnesses being called or not called will have a lot to do that. heading into this you said it was very important data from
both sides and approach this from a very sober and serious standpoint. when it comes to witnesses, chuck schumer seems to be shooting down the idea of a witness swap. here is the senator. >> i think that's off the table. first of all, the republicans have the right to bring in any witness they want. they haven't wanted to. that trade is not on the table. >> sandra: senator, how do you counter that? >> sandra, i wouldn't think about it in terms of a trade. it would be in terms of the witnesses we may need at the end of the opening arguments. right now i sadly don't see any need for any witnesses. in part because the house democrats don't have a good explanation for why they didn't pursue these witnesses and documents months ago. the only real explanation is they wanted to rush this through, be done before christmas, and try to hurt the president's reelection chances. if we get to the point where we call witnesses, i certainly don't think we should only have democratic witnesses. if the white house lawyers want to call hunter biden to be
understanding what he was paid $80,000 a month to do, that wile entirely appropriate. >> sandra: we will see you in that room this afternoon, 1:00 p.m. eastern time. senator tom cotton, we appreciate you coming on this morning. thank you. more in the impeachment trial, senator bob casey. we will have direction from the democrat side later on, he will join us 20 minutes from now. and congressman mark meadows is our limit is morning. he has a lot to say. he will join us top of the next hour. stay tuned for all of that. >> ed: brand-new this morning, china expanding don't like expanding city wide quarantines as the first transmitter of the deadly virus treated here in america. fears that travelers celebrating the lunar new year could spread the coronavirus. our correspondent jonathan serrie's live in atlanta where the cdc is investigating this outbreak. good morning, jonathan. >> good morning. these additional measures involve suspending transportation and closing movie theaters and other large public
venues to hopefully prevent the spread of this disease. the two additional cities that these quarantine measures have been imposed and are near the city of wuhan, a city of about 11 million people where the new coronavirus was initially traced to live animal sold for food at a market. health investigators think it spread from animals to humans initially and is now being spread from human to human. chinese health officials confirm 571 cases and 17 deaths in that country. flights out of wuhan have been suspended. >> by having a strong action, not only will it control the outbreak in the country, they will also minimize the chances of this outbreak spreading internationally. >> for now, the vast majority of cases remain in central china were 72% of patients are older than 40, 60% are male, and 40% of underlying diseases, including the majority of the 17
fatal cases. again, all reported in china. >> if the disease more severely affects older people because of underlying conditions, that doesn't mean there aren't infections and other age groups. that means the visible infections of very sick people maybe in those older age groups. >> health officials in washington state say they are closely monitoring 16 people who have close contacts with a mentor in his 30s who became ill after returning from central china. the first u.s. patient with the coronavirus is reported in good condition and remains under quarantine at this hospital just north of seattle. it's an emergency committee of the world health organization yesterday was evenly split on whether to declare this outbreak a public health emergency of international concern. the committee said they just needed more information. they reconvened about two hours ago and hopefully will be able to arrive at some sort of recommendation a little later today. >> ed: jonathan, thank you. it started as a ripple at the
beginning of the week and i use the health officials around the world mobilizing. >> sandra: we've got the disease expert in the country coming up. we'll ask more about this, there are a number of concerns out there. meanwhile, gunfire ringing out in major cities. after a fight on a downtown street packed with people. the latest in the manhunt for multiple shooters. plus, this. >> i cannot remember the last time i got a question from a voter about impeachment. >> 2020 democrats campaigning while four of their rivals are . how will the impeachment trial impact the primary race? >> sandra: that's a big question behaved question being a behind-the-scenes of the senate trial, another marathon day. a protest or even getting in on the action. what are senator saying about history in the making? an inside look. garcy
>> ed: at this hour, a manhunt underway in seattle after a deadly shooting during rush hour not slight. please, please see the gunshot scheme of one person killed. at least seven others critically injured. it witnesses the chaos. >> it sounded like firecrackers, i counted 20, 30, or 40 shots in succession. we turned around and saw these people running up toward the mcdonald's and around the corner. >> ed: officers say multiple shooters fled the scene. the police are reviewing surveillance video. we will stay on that.
>> some things are bigger than politics, and this is one of them. this is about the impeachment of a sitting president of the united states. i took an oath to uphold the constitution. no one is above the law. this is our chance to talk about that and to have this trial. >> sandra: the 2020 campaign taking a backseat to impeachment. four candidate sideline on capitol hill attending the trial in the senate, as their arrival to the campaign trail and i will. melanie zanona is a congressional reporter for politico and joins us now. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> sandra: how is this affecting the senators running for president that are having to sit on the impeachment trial? they are not out on the campaign trail. >> wright, sandra. this could really shake up the primary race. there is really no substitute for being on the trail, but candidates nonetheless are trying everything in their power to kind of keep their campaigns alive while they are stuck here in d.c. one thing the candidates are
doing is blanketing the early states with surrogates. you have bernie sanders sending out alexandria ocasio-cortez to do a rally on friday. he also has a concert scheduled with bon iver. elizabeth warren is the castro brothers out for her, actress ashley judd will be out stumping for her. you have them trying to do virtual campaigning. town halls, which amy klobuchar is doing last night. facebook live streams, having a robust presence on social media. even democrats will admit, this is pretty difficult for them to say engage and it's a huge benefit for the rivals. pete buttigieg is taking full advantage, having the stage to himself. he has back to schedule with events in iowa and has already had four evens alone on tuesday. you can see the potential impact it can have in this critical early primary stage. speed to the "washington examiner" headline points out that they are denying they are longing for iowa. you heard from elizabeth warren
there, klobuchar saying "i'm doing my constitutional duty by being here." she said the people of iowa understand that. we will see how that plays out. meanwhile, you are in that room for several hours yesterday, melanie. can you give us the idea of the atmosphere we are seeing in the room? a lot of tidbits coming out of there. we don't get to see it as intimately as you do. tells what you're seeing. >> it was sort of like a classroom where you have some senators who were really studious, trying to pay attention, scribbling in their notebooks, paying attention to the speakers. then he had a number of other senators who were restless and fidgeting and trying to stay still in their seats but they just couldn't. keep in mind, these seats are really hard, they don't have coffee, they don't have electronics. at one point i even saw bernie sanders sort of playing around with the things in his desk trying to reorganize his desk. he pulled out some lozenges and was reading the back of the ten of the lozenges. i don't know if he was trying to keep himself occupied or what. you saw other senators falling asleep.
this is a really long slog, hours at a time for senators. i would say overall everyone is treating this very seriously even if it is difficult to pay attention at times. >> sandra: we had senator lee about this time yesterday, i asked him about a headline and axioms that he was ferocious at times, an intensely scribbling things down in no notebook. senators say they are trying to keep their attention level up in the room for so many hours. >> or past notes to one another, which i've also seen it happen. >> sandra: have you been able to speak to any of the members as they come and go? what's the tone? >> we have talked to members in both republican and democratic parties in between these breaks. democrats, the view in their perspective is that this is their last chance to convince not only the public but republican senators come to their side. they are realistic, they know trump will be removed from office. they really just trying to get republicans to side with them in the posterior witnesses. so they are leaning heavily on the video clips they've been playing. they are playing them in prime
time. they are trying to use every tool at their disposal. when he talked to republicans, i would say for the most part they say "we haven't learned anything new. democrats have failed to move the needle or show that we need more evidence." i think it's a difficult argument for democrats to make, saying they need more but this is in evidence when they are at the same time laying out these dearth of evidence. we will see how it plays out when we turn to the witnesses next week. >> sandra: melanie zanona from politico, appreciate your time, thank you. >> ed: meanwhile, michael bloomberg surging in a new poll as he charges the president is obsessed with him. live in the ground in iowa as you close in on the caucuses. >> sandra: say it ain't so, is planters killing off mr. peanut? >> ed: what? >> sandra: we will crack this murder mystery just said. >> ed: i see what you did, "crack." ♪ ♪ limu emu & doug
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he led the team to two super bowl titles. during president john mira praising him, saying he represented the franchise as a consummate pro with dignity and accountability. it meant something for eli to be the quarterback and it meant even more to us. i've got to admit, i'm a giants fan. there might be people in this building who look at patriots. he won two super bowl titles and did at the right way. he's a class act. >> sandra: i want to a couple charity events here in new york and he's a nice guy. congratulations, a long and storied career. >> ed: absolutely, we're going to miss him. >> i find it amazing that we go back and look at statements, most of them taken out of context, ten, 20, 35 years ago. it's like my going back and pointing out how bernie voted against the brady bill five times, or how he voted to
protect gun manufacturers. >> ed: joe biden slamming bernie sanders over his record on gun control is the 2020 democrats tip of their attacks less than two weeks before the iowa caucuses. a new monmouth university poll shows michael bloomberg surging to fourth place. our men on the ground, peter doocy, live with the latest. good morning, peter. >> good morning, ed. you wonder what the candidates are doing during the trial. it seems like bernie sanders is brushing up on joe biden's record and trying to use it against him. >> on the floor of the senate, talking about the need to cut social security. to expand social security benefits. we will have that debate. >> sanders has tried to keep things cordial with joe biden, quickly apologizing when a surrogate wrote an op-ed suggesting he is corrupt.
but he continues hammering the biden voting record, which biden insists is all out of context. >> he apologized for saying that i was corrupt. he didn't mention anything about whether i was coming about social security. >> they establish the top poll is either biden then sanders or sanders then biden. there's a new monmouth poll that put centers on top, followed by biden, warren, and bloomberg, the head of mayor pete. president trump wrote a tweet, "mike bloomberg is playing poker with his foolhardy and unsuspecting democratic bible dominic revels he will spend money helping over the democratic nominee is. by doing this he figures they won't hit him as hard." bloomberg is rising while sticking to strategy. not to compete here or new hampshire and let february
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>> sandra: three american firefighters killed on the plane crash while helping fight australia's region bushfires. benjamin hall is live with the latest on that. benjamin, good morning. >> good morning comes into. yes, this is a tragic story. these three firefighters had from literally halfway around the world, their experience, expertise, advice come to try and help us truly battle the worst wildfires in its history. they lost their lives doing so, helping others pay the plane they were finding was assert dominic hercules c-130 water bombing aircraft. it went down to canberra but the cause of the crash is not yet known. the plane had been released from a north american firm, coulson aviation. the three crew members haven't yet been identified, but more than 200 u.s. firefighters arrived in australia to help battle the fires last month. they were given a hero's welcome when they came. now australia is the deaths of
these three heroes. since september, australia has battled the bushfire crisis which has now killed at least 31 people, including eight firefighters. more than 16 million acres. that's an area larger than west virginia. have been destroyed in the blazes. there was rain last week which helped a bit, but the fires are raging again. the crash site has been reached with the bodies have not yet been recovered. that's because it remains an active fire scene. sandra? >> sandra: are thoughts with all of them. benjamin hall, thank you. >> if they had strong evidence, i think they would simply present that evidence is let it speak for themselves. but they don't pay refer to repetitive arguments over and over again based on little more than hearsay. and the house democrats' objections to donald trump being the president. they want to sit for a pulse of his country. >> ed: senator tom cotton earlier joining republicans blasting the leading patient manager, adam schiff, in his
opening argument. saying they're not hearing anything new. democrats firing back saying if republicans want new information they could subpoena documents and actually call some new witnesses. joining us now live a senator bob casey, democrat from the great state of pennsylvania. senator, thank you for coming in. >> good to be with you, thanks. >> ed: what do you think about this republican argument that they are hearing nothing new? do you think adam schiff and some of the impeachment managers are making progress in making their case? >> i think they are. i think yesterday was an indication of that, where the american people for an extended period of time can hear a review of some of the evidence. but there is still some missing pieces here, and that's why we've been asking for witnesses. it's interesting, ed, the only witnesses we are asking for our four relevant witnesses. they all happened to work for the administration. they would go under oath as any witness should. they could be subjected and
would be subjected to cross examination, and their statements in our collections would be challenged. i think it makes sense to have four witnesses. it's just one more than was in the clinton trial 21 years ago, and there was a much less complicated case then the case presented. >> ed: you are acknowledging there is missing information here, doesn't that play into the republican argument that this was a rushed job by adam schiff where he was moving full speed ahead and didn't allow republicans, for example, to have most of their witnesses when he started this process? >> two things. number one, i think the house has just begun to lay out the case. if you go through the house reports, the intel report and the judiciary committee report, it's a very substantial and compelling record. i do think that for the purposes of the trial, we should hear from these relevant witnesses. mr. bolton, and national security advisor mick mulvaney. both chief of staff and running on b. both are relevant. and mr. blair and duffy. in addition, it's pretty clear from evidence so far that not
only do they have relevant evidence, but we are in a different process now. if we pursued -- if the house democrats at the time pursued every witness they would help to call through the courts, we would be getting determinations by federal courts. >> ed: you are making cases for witnesses, like republican jim jordan on the president's defense team, making cases for witnesses like hunter biden? maybe even adam schiff, who they think is a fact witness because of his office's contact with the whistle-blower. here is jim last night on "hannity." >> i think for over four hours, the same adam schiff who told us that the fisa process was fine. the same adam schiff who said we would hear from the whistle-blower. the same one who said we have not talked of whistle-blower. we are now supposed to believe when he talks to four hours that he is telling us the truth? come on, the making people see right through this.
>> ed: please answer that in terms of the credibility question for adam schiff, who has taken the lead. republicans clearly believe he does not have credibility. do you believe he does and that he should be called as a witne witness? >> number one, i think he has made a compelling case and made it with integrity. number two, we want to hear from relevant witnesses about the main charge. the main charges that the president solicited the interference of a foreign government in the next election, and wants one of his political opponents investigated by that foreign government. and also wants a theory about the last elicitation to be investigated. we are asking for the national security advisor, the chief of staff, mr. duffy, mr. blair. they are relevant. the last thing i will say here, the question of relevancy is what every american knows this part of our basic trial practice, if you want a fair
trial. we want to hear from relevant witnesses. it's a very short inquiry. this could be done very quickly. at the chief justice should make that determination. who is a relevant witness? he's an umpire come in a sense. i was surprised republicans voted against chief justice roberts making a determination of relevancy. >> ed: you mentioned a moment ago the last election. we've got, obviously, the 2020 election coming up pretty quickly here. adam schiff raised questions about the credibility of the upcoming election. i want you to react, listen to this. >> the president's misconduct cannot be decided at the ballot box. for we cannot be assured that the vote will be fairly won. >> he is raising a big question. my colleague, bret baier, set on social media last night a fair question. does this mean that voters simply cannot trust the vote in 2020? outside of heavy charge. >> i think the point he is
making is that the founders knew that sometimes an event arises, or conduct compels a congress to act prior to an election because of the nature of the conduct. in this case, what we are reviewing is the president's conduct in interfering with the next election. so you can't wait for election day to sort that out. i think it's very important that the congress, as the founders and enshrined in the constitution, have to have a check on the executive. if you don't have that check, which is only permitted through impeachment, there is no other way to do this. no hearing, no court, no nothing can do this. the only way to do that is to have a process where you are at least attempting to check the executive. otherwise you could have an executive cheating their way to the next election. >> ed: i hear you, senator, but what he is saying is that misconduct -- schiff says -- can't be cited at the ballot box. it is not a fundamental part of
our system, that voters in your state of pennsylvania and all around th america can't go to te ballot box in the side of the present did something wrong? >> not if you believe there's an abuse of power. that's the difference. if you believe there's an abuse of power, you need to see if there's abuse in real time. on election day 2020 for the presidential race, the voters will make determinations about a lot of things. mostly on policy and issues. the constitution contemplates there's only one way to check an abuse of power, and this is the process we are in the middle of right now. >> ed: will be watching. i appreciate you coming in and taking the tough questions. we'll be watching today. >> thanks, ed. >> sandra: get ready for the ponds, ed. lots of salty reaction online after planters decided to kill off stripping in a brand-new ad. that is being called "nuts." >> ed: [laughs] >> i just died in your arms
tonight. look out! we are too heavy! >> let go. >> no, you let go. >> mr. peanut, no you don't! don't do it! no! >> maybe he'll be all right. maybe not. >> sandra: a cliffhanger, if you will. planters says the full story about mr. peanut's death at the age of 104 will air in an upcoming super bowl commercial. get ready for it, ed. that and all the super bowl commercials are coming at us pretty soon. >> ed: i woke up to steve doocy delivering this news. he said that frankly he was shell-shocked. i feel the same way. >> sandra: [laughs] >> ed: weapons to wesley snipes? we have to watch the super bowl. it's on fox, by the way. >> sandra: miami, a recon. or at least me. see you in iowa, ed! [laughs] >> ed: i will pack an extra jacket.
>> president trump also sought to pressure the government to take the steps by conditioning official united states government acts of significant value to ukraine come on ukraine's public announcement of these investigations. and he engaged in the scheme for career purposes. to use the powers of the presidency in a manner that compromised the national security of the united states. >> sandra: that was lead impeachment manager adam schiff. you heard a lot from them yesterday, suggesting president trump is a threat to national security on day one of opening arguments. let's bring in jim trusty, former justice department prosecutor and law partner. we appreciate your time this morning, thank you for being here, jim.
>> sure. >> sandra: go to the democrat strategy. adam schiff spoke for two and half hours on the floor yesterday. is that an effective strategy for democrats? >> not particularly. here's the thing, when you tell a lawyer -- if a judge tells a lawyer, "i'm only going to give you eight hours for closing arguments," the lawyer inevitably says, "that's great, i needed seven hours and 59 minutes." they always get into this self-fulfilling prophecy of using all that time. it makes a much less effective. there's not that much to cover. you don't need 24 hours of pure argument in this case, which is what the democrats are giving the public and the senate. >> sandra: now to the white house as we begin day three of this trial. what is the white house defense you need to do to defend the president? >> they need to say disciplined and stay on target. they've got three levels they want to talk about. the first is just the general insufficiency of these articles of impeachment, that they are not impeachable offenses. second, spend a good amount of time trashing, by name, schiff and going after the process below, kind of the unclean hands of claiming they need witnesses
when they chose not to do that. thirdly, and last place, the facts. i think that's the order you have to say discipline. you don't rise to the bait of responding to every outrageous comment you heard for the last 24 hours. we will see if they stick with that but i think they are experienced enough will they really stay on target and come in shy of the time limit. >> sandra: i know there's a lot of conversation about the tone is the trial is underway. you go back to chief justice john roberts on tuesday admonishing both sides for some of the things he was hearing, whether it was one side accusing the other of the cover up or lying. what about the tone you've heard so far? is that going to help or hurt either side? >> i forget took a lot to get justice roberts to even do that. i really don't think he's exactly loving every second and presiding over these proceedings.
he's probably happy they aren't going until 2:00 or 3:00 a.m. every night but i don't think he loves it. i think it was a heartfelt moment and a good moment, it was important for people to hear that. i think mr. schiff probably straight into the accusatory, said some things they could possibly alienate people. but it's not a jury, it's about your senators. if they were all decide you didn't weighing the evidence, maybe someone say, "i don't like that tone telling man part of a cover up." but i don't know that this is an impartial jury. it might help the republicans unified bed, "look at what he just accused you of," but i don't think it will move the needle dramatically even if it's a bit misplaced. >> sandra: finally, ted cruz on whether the bidens should be called as witnesses. >> the house manager's case is based on the allegations of corruption concerning hunter biden and joe biden being a sham, that it's directly relevant. i've got to say come the need for the senate to hear the testimony of hunter biden and the need for the senate to grant the white house lawyers the ability to take that testimony has become all the more relevant. >> sandra: chuck schumer has shut down the idea of a witness
swap. where do you see this battle going next, jim? final thoughts. >> this is why it's so foreign from regular trials. when they were having conversations like horsetrading on who gets to testify. it's different territory then we are all used to do. technically speaking, i think hunter biden is probably not legally relevant, but that is grafting rules of evidence into a proceeding that does not have them. so it's a fair threat for the republicans to say, "we want to get john bolton? will put hunter on," and the real circus would begin at that point. >> sandra: great insight. jim trusty, thank you. >> ed: meanwhile, a star witness taking the stand in another case today. the speech of trial of harvey one sent. details on the actress thathe could provide some key testimony, that's next. but it can help you pick your room from the floor plan. can the hilton app help us score? you know, it's not that kind of thing, but you can score free wi-fi. can it help us win? hey, hey! we're all winners with the hilton price match guarantee, alright?
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>> ed: a day of dramatic testimony in the first face-to-face confrontation in harvey weinstein's sexual assault trial. actress annabella sciorra taking the stand water a quarter-century after she says the disgraced movie mogul raped her. bryan llenas is live at the manhattan supreme court. good morning, bryan. >> ed, good morning. for about two hours yesterday prosecutors described in graphic detail how they say harvey weinstein violently sexually attacked six women.
weinstein is facing charges from two of those women come up with the four other women are being allowed to testify to help prosecutors establish a pattern of predatory behavior. prosecutors called it weinstein a predatory monster, a rapist who viewed women as "ponds." they say he used his position the powerful hollywood producer for decades to benefit women and have sex with them without their consent. one of those women is actress annabella sciorra of "sopranos" fame. she's expected to be the star witness today. yesterday prosecutors described out in 1994 weinstein dropped sciorra off at her apartment in new york before forcing himself in, pending her onto her bed, violently raping her until she passed out on the floor. aspiring producer mimi haleyi is one of the plaintiffs. she says weinstein forced her to have oral sex in his apartment back in 2006. >> he held me down on the bed, i
tried to get away, i tried to get them off of me, and asked him to stop, but it was impossible. he was extremely persistent and physically overpowering. >> the defense says they have communications proving these relationships were consensual, and they ask for a mistrial yesterday because the prosecutors showed a photo of one scene with former president bill clinton, who obviously was embroiled in his own sex scandal. ed? >> ed: bryan, thank you. >> kennedy: americans losing their lives fighting this devastating fires in australia. we are live on the ground in sydney. plus, the senate impeachment trial resumes hours from now. what to expect today. congressman mark meadows, our headliner this morning. stay tuned. woman: my reputation was trashed online.
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>> ambassador taylor was exactly right. that's crazy, it's worse than crazy. it's repulsive, it's repugnant. it breaks our word. >> sandra: let's get right to it with our headliner, republican congressman mark meadows, member of the house oversight committee in president trump's defense team. jones is now. good morning to you, welcome. >> good morning. speak eight to first on, how much do you think >> this is a repeat of things we heard in the house. it's built on the current foundation. the house impeachment managers are not only making false statement but intentionally misleading the american people. how do we know that? because they are cherry picking certain parts of testimony, and it's all built on their narrative to try and impugn the facts of the case. this is like groundhog day. the only difference is bill
murray's days kept getting better, adam schiff's are not getting any better. we need to make sure that the american people understand two things. everything that the house impeachment managers are going to say today is going to be based on second and third hand knowledge. there is no first-hand witnesses. you know why? those firsthand witnesses actually have exonerated the president of the united states. so we are going to continue to hear allegations of coverups. the only cover up that i've seen is actually adam schiff and his team's cover up on their coordination with the whistle-blower. so i look forward to pushing back. >> ed: hang on, congressman, there are other forcing witnesses. the democrats say we have not heard from them, such as john bolton and mick mulvaney. if you want to hear for synthesis of the president exonerated, why not call for john bolton to come forward? >> listen, i knew witnesses do we have too testify that the president is not guilty?
we've heard from president zelensky, from the number two and number three. we heard from the vice president of the united states. ambassador volker, tim morrison. they are going on a fishing expedition hoping they can find something, because their case is so flawed. if we are going to hear from additional witnesses, i am over here on the house side. that's the house's job to do the investigation when it gets to the senate. you can't say our case is not that strong, would love to hear from other witnesses in the hope of finding something new. >> sandra: they make the point there was additional evidence revealed after the house voted on the articles of impeachment. chuck schumer was asked about that potential witness swap. here's how he responded. all right, we can't rule on it right now. i will read it to you. "i thickets off the table," says chuck schumer. "republicans have a right to bring in any witness they want. they haven't wanted to and that
trade is not on the table." your response? >> that's a whole false narrative, center. here we are, chuck schumer saying that when i was in the deposition room asking for additional witnesses. what was the response? adam schiff and his team said, "no, you can't have those witnesses." any witness that was not already on the democratic list, we are denied over here in the house. so for chuck schumer to say that, either he is being -- outright telling a lie, or he is so misinformed on what actually happened over here in the house. listen, when you look at all of this, you have to understand that for 71 days over here in the house, not a single witness, not a single trumpet defense lawyer was allowed to participate. and they are starting to say they want a fair process now? it's just not legitimate. >> ed: congressman, to that point, i remember earlier in
this process you and devin nunes and others were pershing, for example, for hunter biden to be a witness. and democrats like adam schiff did not allow that earlier in the process. are you confident you maybe able to get hunter biden as a witness now? i wonder if you might react to joe biden. he said on the trail yesterday they will participate. >> when they are not going to participate, that doesn't surprise me. because hunter biden and joe biden have a lot more at risk than the president of the united states. so i don't see a witness exchange, hunter biden for john bolton, or anything like that. i can tell you, when we were on the outside, i was one of the few republican members that said i'm willing to hear from secretary pompeo. i'm willing to hear from secretary perry, who has firsthand knowledge. what would you beget for our democratic colleagues? oh, no, we want to close this down, we want to rush to
impeachment, to have something more political than practical. >> sandra: congressman, a lot of senators have made the point that members of the senate have not been watching the process, especially in the house, as closely as, say, you did. having a front row seat to those hearings. john kennedy alluded to that when he walked out of the chamber and said that he has learned a lot so far through this process. everybody has. he said senators didn't know the case, that they didn't know the whole case, he reportedly told someone as he walked out of the chamber. lisa murkowski, obviously very important, she told reporters she is still listening. so are you getting a sense that any republicans' minds could be changed as democrats continue to make their case? >> fortunately for me, i have seen the facts, i've seen the documents, and i also know what's going to happen in the three days that the trump defense team gets to do a rebuttal. i also know the false narrative and the corrupt foundation that the house impeachment managers are trying to spin right now. but i do want to compliment my
senate colleagues. i've been on the floor there, they are taking notes, they are actually looking forward to, i believe, the question and answer portion of this. i can tell you, when it's all said and done, what they are going to find out is this case, the democrats' house impeachment case, is built on two things. hearsay and hurt feelings. hearsay from a lot of people who had no firsthand knowledge, and the hurt feelings of the president of the united states had the audacity to hold up aid why we tried to address corruption in a foreign country. >> ed: congressman from what did you say to adam schiff when he was on the floor of the senate yesterday? basically saying that the president's misconduct can't be decided at the ballot box, we can't be sure that the vote will be fairly won." he is flatly saying the american people can't decide the next election somehow. >> that's exec who would he is saying come and at least he was honest and transparent with that. it's one of the first things i've heard come out of
adam schiff's mouth that actually helps us understand what this is all about. this is all a bout democrats in the house believing they are smarter than the american people and they should decide as a present of thpresident of the us is for that'll be pushed back on not just republicans but unaffiliated voters and democrats. they want to be like donald trump because they are seeing this for what it is. it's a political attack on a legitimately elected president of united states. >> sandra: on "special report" last night, saying the defense team is ready for anything that comes it's way. here is sekulow. >> i'm not concerned because none of the facts and i know the law. we are prepared for every contingency. we will put on a strong case and make the case why it's not necessary to have witnesses. we will talk about what the lot requires and deal with whatever the senate decides and move forward. >> sandra: prepared for every contingency. i would you describe that plan? >> i can tell you, the without
getting into specifics, it's looking at every aspect whether witnesses are brought forth. but also looking at the record of what we have. i can tell you they've been preparing for weeks. they look not only a testimony but talked to john ratcliffe, jim jordan, myself, doug collins, and others. were really able to give some historical context, and a lot of the story that has perhaps not been covered today, to the presidents not only defense but it will be a compelling case for the american people to say, "you know what? we need to get all of this behind us and start focusing on reducing prescription drug prices, fixing our roads and bridges. doing things that are important like keeping the economy going." that's been the hallmark of this presidents presidency. >> sandra: if we could come a final thought on that. sekulow indicating that
witnesses are unlikely at this point. where do you fall? likely or not likely? >> i think witnesses are unlikely. once the defense team for the president actually presents their case, i think it becomes a house of cards and starts to fall down around our house impeachment managers. because what they will start to see is the doubts they are connecting actually don't connect. the lines they are drying paint a picture, but it's not a picture that would support their case. >> ed: paint by numbers is what that sounds like. congressman mark meadows, appreciate you coming in sorry let's get straight to this fox news alert, three americans killed fighting the devastating wildfires in southeastern australia. the air tanker they were flying in crashing today in new south wales. >> devastating. it's devastating. these people have got families and whatever, they're trying to help everybody out.
not good. >> ed: former "fox & friends" we can coast and equipment is live from the new south wales emergency operations center wits on this devastating story. >> sandra: hi, anna. >> breaking news to report to you, ed and sandra. three american firefighters who risk their lives, they traveled halfway across the globe here to come to australia to find these unprecedented wildfires. they will not be returning home to their families. we are told the american crew on board an american plane went down in a fiery crash this afternoon. they were carrying a load of fire retardant and crashed over an active fire ground. no word on a cause. the premiere of the state has ordered flags to fly at half mast today as the fire commissioner tells us there crews have been able to locate the wreckage and crash site, but no bodies. >> today is a stark and horrible reminder of the dangerous conditions that our volunteers,
our emergency services personnel across a number of agencies undertake on a daily basis. >> the crew on board were well known. our hearts are with all those that are suffering what is the lost of three remarkable and well-respected crew. >> the air ticket that crashes an american coulson. it adds the capability of dropping 4,000 gallons in a single pass. the company based in oregon has released a statement that reads in part, "coulson aviation will send a team to the site to assist in emergency operations. our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the three crew members on board." meanwhile, the main airport and canberra was closed today for a time because of conditions. residents nearby in dangerous areas were asked to shelter in place, and others were asked to leave immediately. sandra and ed, we are awaiting to get the names of those fallen firefighters.
because of him was a be notified. we are told by the speefifteen in the united states that more than 200 fires from the forest service and the department of interior have been deployed here to australia. the death toll, as you mentioned, is now 31. eight of those firefighters, five australian and three american. >> ed: three heroes trying to help. what a story. kooiman, thank you. >> sandra: a new threat from north korea, they may resume their missile testing. ray jensen live from the state department of what we are learning now. hey, rich. >> good morning alexander and ed. north korea has promised to halt ballistic missile and nuclear tests, but that's off. the response from the state department is that they will maintain the strategy, that they will put pressure on economic sanctions and try for diplomacy. it was late last year that kim jong un's regime or in the united states that it had until the new year. a little more than three weeks
ago, to change its strategy. offer concessions and lift sanctions. they refused and they are threatening to test long-range ballistic missiles for the first time in two years. a senior state department official said, "our position is clear. we will coordinate with allies and partners in the region to continue to make sure that pressure is steady." president trump has met three times with the north korean dictator, starting with a summit in singapore in june 2018. that is where north korea pledged to halt nuclear and long-range ballistic missile testing. beyond that, negotiations between the two countries has produced no tangible progress with long periods of north korean officials refusing to even engage with the u.s. democrats say the warm exchanges and meetings between president trump and kim jong un are nothing more than made-for-tv moments, per the executed efforts that they say have left north korea more dangerous than it was in 2018.
critics point to this administration slope, patient diplomacy and find it's a new version of president obama's strategic patience that the trump administration officials have long criticized. early in the trump administration when officials got here to the state department, they started that significant pressure campaign against north korea. administration officials say that will remain until north korea did nuclearizes. ed, sandra, back to you. >> sandra: rich edson at the state department, thank you. new action to do crackdown on "birth tourism." details and with the administration is now planning. >> ed: and tulsi gabbard suing hillary clinton to the tune of $50 million. the schiavo case? the a-team on that coming up. >> this is an attempt to try and intimidate and silence of those like me who are speaking out, or being critical of the policies that she has had. ♪ bcluding best director... come on! best original screenplay...
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>> sandra: a quick look at some of the overhead lines we are following for you this morning. amtrak ending a policy that led to a $25,000 travel bill for a group of activists in wheelchairs. the company is now apologizing after it originally told the group it had to charge extra to reconfigure its train cars. microsoft reeling from a security breach involving 250 million customer support records. a security analyst sing the date it was briefly exposed last month, and includes records dating back to 2005. and a group of scientists says they have now confirmed that stress can indeed turn your hair gray. news you need to know! the study involving mice with dark fur, found that stress damages cells that controls hair color. so the old adage goes... >> ed: i've got a gray. in the light you can't always
tell. i blame pete hegseth, i spent too much time with him. >> sandra: poor pete! is not even here to defend himself. >> ed: that's the point! [laughs] he can't defend himself anymore. speed you have an excuse, working long hours. >> ed: i will have less stress with you, your great to work with. butter her up. the white house expected to issue new visa restrictions making it harder for women to travel to the u.s. from other countries just to give birth. our correspondent jonathan hunt has that story from los angeles. good morning, jonathan. >> good morning, ed and sandra. although there are no exact figures on how many women come to the u.s. in any given year, specifically to give birth, the number is believed to be in the tens of thousands. under the constitution, anyone born in the u.s. is of course considered a citizen. the trump administration wants to stop birth tourism, or at least make it more difficult. new rules scheduled to be announced today would require those women to prove they are coming to the u.s. for medical
treatment and to show they have the money to pay for it. it is not clear how officers who would approve these as we determine whether a woman is pregnant, or whether border officers at, say, jfk airport or lax or on the border with mexico, would be able to turn travelers away if they simply suspect a woman is pregnant just by looking at her. president trump has previously railed against birth tourism as part of his attempt to change immigration policies. it has become a lucrative business, and in the last few years law enforcement officials have cracked down on birth tourism companies here in southern california, reading properties and arresting some of those involved. the companies generally charge up to $80,000 for accommodation and medical care for pregnant women, many of whom traveled from russia or china, having secured citizenship for their child come up they told the associate impress the new rules being introduced
today are "intended to address the national security and law enforcement risks associated with birth tourism, including criminal activity associated with the birth tourism industry." but the changes, ed, do not tackle the principle of birthright citizenship. that remains the law enshrined in the constitution. i, by the way, ed, have not a single gray hair anywhere. no stress here in l.a. [laughter] >> ed: you're always trying to one up me. southern california is pretty beautiful. >> sandra: thank you. michael bloomberg could be making his move as he rises in a new national poll, and picks up what could be a crucial endorsement. >> ed: adam schiff laying out the case against the president. some critics say schiff has no credibility to be called as a fact witness. the a-team on that next. >> i think it's critical to
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hey, kristen. >> hey, ed and sandra. no president has ever attended march for life and it's 47-year history. president trump came pretty close two years ago when he spoke via video, but now he's going all in, about nine months before the election. over the course of his first term, president trump said he has become the most pro-life president in history. president of march for life noted in the statement put out yesterday that, "from a primitive pro-life judges and federal workers to cutting taxpayer funding for abortions here and abroad, to calling for an end to late-term abortions, president trump and his administration have been consistent champions for life." but the head of pro-choice america because president trump's decision to attend this march tomorrow "purely political and a desperate attempt to divert attention from his criminal presidency and fire up his radical base." march for life is the largest pro-life event in the world, it starts with a rally on the national mall followed by a
march that ends at the supreme court. that is especially notable, because the high court will who know mike here its first major abortion case since the addition of justices o. >> sandra: thank you. >> i think they ought to bring schiff here and bring the dome i put in front and center. he's openly lying about things. it's a poison of this histor had he's got for trump to mike president trump. adam schiff is typical of this radical left mentality that has taken over the democratic party. >> ed: rush limbaugh teeing off after he suggested the ukraine scheme but america in danger. he argued removing the president from office is necessary to preserve the integrity of the 2020 election. he's now calling on republicans to make schiff testify as a main fact witness in the senate tri
trial. >> sandra: let's bring in our a-team, jason nichols is here. fessenden, professor of african-american studies at the university maryland. lisa boothe joining us, both fox contributors. welcome to you both. rush limbaugh taking the opportunity to slam democrats on what he saw play out yesterday as we await day three on capitol hill. >> you never know what he's thinking. [laughter] here's the thing, it was jeh johnson, president obama's department of homeland security secretary, who told us our election system is too decentralized to worry about russian hacking. yet after president trump won, we've seen democrats undermine american institutions. you saw it from adam schiff on the senate floor yesterday. not only that, it was democrats -- nancy pelosi's own daughter -- calling for faceless electors and encouraging that process after president trump won. it's been democrats going to
abolish the electoral college. it's democrats who have pushed this fake a narrative of russian collusion to try and convince americans that somehow the election was stolen from hillary clinton. so it's democrats all this time who have been unde undermining h in this institution. >> ed: rush limbaugh. let's listen to the sound bite from adam schiff that lisa mentioned and give you a fair shot to respond. here he is on the senate floor. >> the president's misconduct cannot be decided at the ballot box. for we cannot be assured that the vote will be fairly won. in obstructing the investigation into his own wrongdoing, the president has shown that he believes he is above the law. and a scornful of constraint. >> ed: the president's misconduct, he says, cannot be decided at the ballot box. how do you back that up? >> again, i love lisa, but one
of the things she's got incorrect is that the entire intelligence community says that russia interfered in our elections. which was the purpose of the russia inquiry. again, i think that is pretty clear. >> ed: and then they found no collusion, right? so evidence of the change of votes that change the results of 2016. >> the point is that russia very much wants to get involved in our election. and we know that president trump, with his actions with ukraine, cannot be necessarily trusted to have a fair process where he goes up against his opponent and does not have any -- >> sandra: and so is this about undermining the next election? >> absolutely it is. not only the presidential election but the senate election. we heard a great deal about how the senate process is unfair, they are trying to put pressure on lisa murkowski and susan collins. democrats want to take back the senate even if they don't win the white house, which at this point looks pretty dicey for them. i think this is all about
politics. what is amazing to me is that adam schiff doesn't realize he has published a mystery novel, and made it totally uninteresting by putting the conclusion out there months ago. we know what they were going to say. here he is, two and a half hours yesterday, saying it over and over again. people have tuned out. it's pretty clear the voters -- and, by the way, investors -- are paying no attention whatsoever. so what is it all for? >> sandra: people are certainly tuning in. they will tune in again this afternoon. as far as karl rove's take on all this, he put it loud and clear in "the wall street journal" this morning. he asked a question basically respond to adam schiff, making the case that what president did was a threat to her national security. he asked, they impeach obama? "his foreign policy looks as suspect as terms. finding that mr. terms office of management and bee budget they d
the obama administration violated the law several times. detainees speak of first of all, obama is not the president right now. if you wanted to impeach obama you should have gone through the same process. second, a lot of the things karl rove brought up, whose own credibility as a little questionable. >> ed: hang on, he's one of our contributors. >> apologize, i retract that. i think they are questions about some of the things he's done in his political career that are questionable. again, apologies, i will retract that part. >> ed: you're free to speak am i want to not undermine one of our contributors if there's not something specific you are saying. speech there is a precedent. lisa >> the point is, bringing this into conversation where it is relevant, it gets to the motives of what democrats are doing. you can look at the impeachment articles against president trump, and let's take abuse of power.
there's 47 of the 73 inspectors general under the obama administration that said the obama administration was stonewalling variability to conduct investigations. you can go through the list, whether it's 2012 and michael horowitz recommending for 14 doj and atf officials to face some sort of discipline because of fast and furious. whether it's john brennan, the cia spying on the senate intel committee, and then lying about it to congress. or even an inspector general finding that hubbard clinton -- >> people are turning out. they know a lot of bad stuff happened when president obama was president. nobody seems to get brought to trial for these things that were done that were illegal or possibly impeachable, under this current lowered standard. i think that is what america should be focused on. what we should be focused on is that, going forward, every president is going to be impeachable by the terms of the house has no established. >> ed: i want to get jason a
chance. >> in terms of fast and furious and the documents that were turned over, number one, president obama made a formal request for executive privilege. that is something president trump has not done or did not do. >> because the house did not actually ask -- >> we talk about documents and impeachment trial, we are talking about 90,000 documents turned over by the clinton impeachment trial, and president trump has stonewalled -- >> the point is -- >> ed: he turned over thousands of documents in the case of the mueller report, for example. all of that turned over. >> can we take a step back on this? you look at the phone call president trump had, he took the initiative on his own to declassify and release it. >> no, that transcript is not an actual transcript. >> hold on, i'm not finished. the conversation he had with
president zelensky, you have zelensky on the record multiple times saying, "i fixed no pressure during this conversations and by no means did i say any -- >> ed: but the democrats have said -- zelensky wants the money. >> mind you, the aide went further than anything we saw from president obama because president trump -- >> sandra: hold on. >> i agree with you. >> sandra: let's bring up one of the facts that karl rove brings up in his piece. that hot speech of moment, 2012. let's roll the tape. >> contextually you are taking back and put the out of context. what he is saying there is, "do not interfere in our elections. i will have more flexibility to
work with you, but not interfere with our election." >> it's a little different. he is saying, "don't mess up my reelection and i will be more generous." >> "don't interfere" is different than "we want a favor." >> sandra: why don't we end on a 2020 note and throughout this monmouth poll, which has bloomberg fourth nationally? >> if you are bloomberg, obviously he's hoping no one emerges as a front runner from the four early contests. i think bernie sanders is the one being underestimated here. we talked about this before, ed. bernie sanders almost won iowa, he will neck new hampshire by double digits. he could potentially win iowa and new hampshire. if you are by the income of the whole premise of your candidacy is being the most electable. you lose iowa and new hampshire, at what point do you miss the opportunity to prove his point? >> ed: he's leading big in
south carolina, jason. >> i think one of the things about bloomberg, he needs to take his money, put it behind whatever the eventual nominee is. he said he's going to put $2 billion. he's not going to win, particularly because african-americans do not trust him because of stop and frisk. you apologize at the 11th hour, it doesn't separate you from president trump. they both supported stop and frisk, and all the sudden he wants to go on an apology tour. it's far too late. >> interestingly about this pulling on bloomberg, and a couple of polls he has reached a percent or whatever. on average it's about 6. look at the supers to say states. california, 3%. texas, nothing. massachusetts, nothing. i don't know where this pulling is coming from. in other states where he actually has to win, he has to do well on super tuesday to be taken seriously. to get to that brokered convention, he has to have a lot of delegates. i don't see it happening. speech that is are a team on a thursday morning. appreciate it. lisa, jason, and liz.
>> ed: u.s. officials issuing a new warning, meanwhile, about chinese telecom giant huawei. what it means for the ongoing trade talks. speech we will have more on that plus new government statistics painting a less than rosy picture for unions in america today. money men charles payne has something to say about that. he is here. ♪ as a home instead caregiver, for everything that i give, i get so much in return. join our family of home instead caregivers and help make a world of difference. home instead senior care. apply today.
>> sandra: u.s. officials sounding the alarm on china, saying beijing has stolen a huge chunk of data from western companies in recent years. let's bring in charles payne. charles, what do we know? >> this is not necessarily new, but i think the united states is really pounding the table and trying to remind our european allies particular, "hey, we know there's a rush for 5g, but make sure you don't go into anything you regret." i think you'll see a lot of
pressure particularly on the u.k., where boris johnson is saying -- he has given himself a hard deadline of 2025. the equipment that he needs right now, only huawei as. you've got a lot of components of it, but the entire package. there's a lot of pressure right there. but the evidence is just monumental. it's not new. huawei says they have put in safeguards paid some of these countries have said they themselves can put in safeguards. but do you really want all of your information, particularly now that some of the world has gone to the cloud, to travel along the huawei line schematic of the difficult decision. i'm surprised many of them won't wait a little bit on something that could be this important to national security. >> ed: a big issue all around the world. this new report suggesting union membership here in america is down to a record low. >> it continues a trend, but it's even picked up steam since that 2018 supreme court decision
that allowed people not being forced into unions a little more than 6% in the private sector. if you are unions, you have to figure this out. they've been asked or nearly partisan. the unions have been arm in arm and hip in the hip with the democratic party. in the nonstop stories of corruption. union leaders, $800 cigars and vacation homes. it really is amazing. there was a time, of course, when he did need unions in these country. they played a vital role. you are too young for the "look for the union label" commercial back in the '70z '80s. it was a badge of honor. they done themselves a disservice. there could be a good place for them if they clean up their act and became a bipartisan, on political advocate for workers. >> sandra: final headline this morning, we will ask you about
-- if you have an unplanned expense can throw off your family finances. bank reed did a survey and found that nearly four in ten americans would have to borrow money to cover a $1,000 emergency. >> it's been like that for a long time. by the way, they've had some great reports out about people doing very well. i don't know. if you went to my family, everybody's always hitting me up. [laughter] i've got cousins who hit me up all the time. anytime i see a text, "how's it going?" i'm scared because the next text is, "by the way," i just gloss over into the number. "only $3,000." they just go to a relative! [laughter] >> ed: give me a number, i want an $800 a guard. >> sandra: he's a nice guy! charles payne. >> ed: very generous. you can call, text, and watch netflix on your phone. but what if you can use it to
>> ed: to want to wait in line to vote? time now for the next frontier. let's bring in fox news hellenes 24/7 acre britt larson. >> this is an interesting idea happening in kings county, seattle. it is for a supervisors position, so it's not a supervisor position. they will allow people to vote. vote on their smartphones, should quantify that. they are doing that over a span of about a week and a half. it will start in a couple days and then it goes until election day, 8:00 p.m. when they close down. they are using an app they promise to secure. you have to digitally sign your
ballot with your finger or something on your smartphone or tablet. so that is sort of their level of security. and you have to login using your -- >> ed: given all the concerns people have? >> this is a tough one, because we are concerned as we head into 2020, concerned about election hacking. we have heard stories about people trying to hack into the electronic machines that take our votes. i'm very conflicted on this. i very much think voting should be the easiest, pain-free thing you can do. the easier it is for people to vote, the better -- democracy looks more like it does for people who live in it. there are security concerns about this. we know west virginia has done electronic voting with our service members overseas, and they haven't had any issues with the outcome of that they did have someone attempt to hack into that system. >> sandra: two things, the signature is the key verification step. correct? >> correct. >> sandra: as far as this eventually becoming the norm, what do you think about time
frame where all of us might be doing this? >> we definitely have the technology where we can be -- they can look at what we've done and say, "this is you." when i look at my phone, it looks at my face, it knows it's me. if i have a fun print scanner, he knows by a metrically i am who i say i am. who's to say i don't unlock my phone and handed to someone else? that's a topic for a panel on cable news, like us. i would say maybe the next ten to 15 years when people get more comfortable with it. the issue here is the convenience card, where everyone is standing. "it'd be so convenient!" >> ed: he wanted to be convenient but you don't want fraud. >> exactly, we have to see it as something super secure. when you're voting system is hacked... >> sandra: suggesting could be the norm by 2028.
we are awaiting the senate democrats ahead of day three of the impeachment trial of the president. it is set to resume just hours from now, about two hours from now. plus, three americans killed fighting those massive wildfires in australia. we are going to have a live update, top of a brand-new hour. we will see you after the break. about that one 'a-ha' moment. science is a process. it takes time, dedication. it's a journey. we're constantly asking ourselves, 'how can we do things better and better?' what we make has to work. we strive to protect you. at 3m, we're in pursuit of solutions that make people's lives better. car vending machines and buying a car 100% online.vented now we've created a brand new way for you to sell your car. whether it's a year old or a few years old, we want to buy your car. so go to carvana and enter your license plate,
>> ed: street to a fox news alert on the death of three american heroes. they were killed battling the devastating wildfires in australia when they are c-130 aerial water tanker crashed. other firefighting aircraft now grounded as a precaution, pending this investigation. australia grappling with an unprecedented fire season. it has now killed 31 people, left thousands homeless, and destroyed more than 25 million acres. hundreds of thousands of animals killed, as well. much more in a loud report in just a moment. meanwhile, the impeachment trial resuming two hours from now. we are waiting for a news
conference from top senate democrats. welcome back to a new hour of "america's newsroom." i'm ed henry. here we go, fast and furious. >> sandra: good morning, ed! hour three, i'm sandra smith. chuck schumer said to speak at any moment now, a live event we will bring three u.s. house impeachment managers get ready to resume their cases for removing the president from office. senators on both sides of the aisle reacting on "america's newsroom" earlier. >> if they had strong evidence, i think they would simply present that evidence and let it speak for itself. but they don't, that's why we heard yesterday were repetitive arguments over and over again based on little more than hearsay. >> the house has just begun to lay out the case. if you go through the house reports, the intel report and the judiciary committee report, it's a very substantial compelling record. i do think that for the purposes of the trial we should hear from these relevant witnesses. >> sandra: a brand-new reaction to route the, chief congressional respondent
mike emanuel live on capitol hill with the latest from there. hey, mike. >> sandra, goo good morning. observations and said senate chamber. speak of the senate does have to pass judgment here. i do think they are taking it seriously, at least the ones i've seen. people taking notes, listening. they should, because they are taking part in justice. we will see in the coming days what happens with witnesses, with documents the period that will be the ultimate judge of how serious they are taking thi. >> today a key senate democrat is asked if he was keeping an open mind there could be information exonerating president trump. >> i'm doubtful. the reason they are not producing documents as they know this is actually going to fill out the story of president trump directing this corruption. >> this morning a congressional number of president trump's defense team said there is nothing new here.
>> this is like "groundhog day." the only difference is bill murray's day kept getting better. adam schiff's are not getting any better. we need to make sure that the american people understand two things. everything that a house impeachment managers are going to say today is going to be based on second and third and knowledge. >> president trump's legal team will soon get to make its case, probably starting saturday. >> they are putting on their case, we will put on our case. i'm not going to give you time frames on how long it'll take to do ours, but i will tell you this -- we will put on both an affirmative case, in defense of the president, but also pointing out some of the errors in the case they've presented. >> senators will get to hear the start of today's presentation, probably starting in about two hours. sandra, ed? >> sandra: mike emanuel and capitol hill for us, thank you. >> ed: thank you, mike. while we await senator schumer
and others. good morning to both of you. richard, i want to start with you, as democrat. you heard mark meadows from the president's team saying that this is like "groundhog day." what say you? >> he said this is only second and testimony. a, we know that gordon sondland talk to the present. that's from him and another house witness, david holmes. in very colorful language, we know that trump basically said he didn't really care about ukraine, he cared about getting the bidens. but the answer to second and witnesses, let's get first-hand witnesses. if you look at the polls this morning, ed, between 70 and 80% in reputable polls is saying, "yes, we want to hear witnesses." and they buy into the notion that trials have witnesses and coverups don't. >> ed: i want to be brief because i want to get to lauren, we may be seeing senator schumer.
lauren, what is your response? >> the problem democrats have right now as they are forgetting they need to make the case to republicans on why trump needs to be removed from office. i think that is a key thing they continue to fail at. they are accusing republicans of not wanting a fair trial, not wanting additional witnesses. all it's doing is turning off republicans from hearing anything. >> ed: trying to be fair to both of you. let's hear from senator schumer. >> an interview yesterday in davos that he will take a look at cutting social security and other entitlements after the 2020 election. and that it is actually, he said, the easiest of all things. the president promised that, unlike other republicans, he wouldn't touch social security and medicare. he has already broken that promise and gone after medicare. now it looks like social security is in the president's cross hairs as well. even as this trial -- as this
important trend continues, americans should hear that the president is casually talking about cutting their social security at a swiss ski resort with the global financial elite. now we get the impeachment stu stuff. okay. to the matter at hand. today was a discussion -- sorry, tuesday was a discussion over amendment probes. but yesterday, the managers got to lay out their case uninterrupted. as manager after manager stepped up to lay out the evidence amassed against the president, in precise and devastating detail, the atmosphere of the senate took on an entirely different dimension. it may have been the first time that many of my republican colleagues heard the full story,
the complete narrative from start to finish, uninterrupted, and not filtered through the kaleidoscope lens of fox news where, at best, things are left out and at worst things are terribly distorted. it may have planted the first seed in their minds that, yes, perhaps the president did something very wrong here. mr. schiff and the other managers did an exceptional job laying out the facts of the president's alleged abuse of power and obstruction of congress, particularly walking through the chronology, anticipating and rebutting the most predictable counter arguments from the president's counsel along the way, and knocking those arguments down before they got there. i was particularly impressed how mr. schiff undid the ability of the managers to say, "the president said there's no collusion." they kept pointing out in a very clear way, in the same phone
call, in the same letter, or in the same conversation, he then went back to holding back the aid. it has been only one day, but house managers are setting the bar very high for the president's counsel to meet. at this point i'm not sure how the president's counsel as unprepared, confused, and tending toward asked don that conspiracy theories as they have been, can clear it. i say one other thing, particularly in the last two hours. when mr. schiff summed everything up. i was there, i would like to watch my republican colleagues. many of them really don't want to be there. for some of it, they are looking the other way. they may be chatting with somebody, sitting this way. schiff had such power in his speech that he almost forced them to look at admin listen,
and just about every republicans eyes were glued on mr. schiff. so it was a powerful rendition. now, what are the republicans saying after yesterday? well, the same republicans are saying that they heard nothing new. but these republicans voted nine times on tuesday against amendments to ensure new witnesses and new documents to come before the senate. let me repeat, the same republicans saying they heard nothing new just voted nine times on tuesday to hear nothing new. if they want new stuff, there is plenty of it. as the managers made clear, a lot of the documents are sitting there, all compiled, all ready to go, with simply a vote of four republicans to subpoena them. this argument they heard nothing new when they vote against new
evidence repeatedly rings very, very hollow. if my republican colleagues are interested in some new evidence on top of the very substantial house record, there is a very simple answer. vote with democrats to call relevant witnesses and documen documents. the presentations themselves argued both implicitly and exquisitely for the importance of witnesses and documents. at key points yesterday, it was so clear that we ought to hear from mulvaney and blair and duffy and bolton, at the center of these events. it was so clear that we must review relevant documents. if someone doubts they witnessed reporting a phone call, the way to verify it, see if it's true, just look at the underlying document. they don't want that. the managers kept referring back
to important documents that we know exist, and that we know concerning the charges. but there being hidden from the senate and the public by the president. one example, ambassador taylor's memo to secretary pompeo after he spoke to bolton, in which he gave a contemporaneous account of his concerns about the president's corrupt scheme in ukraine. "why wouldn't my fellow republicans want to see it? why wouldn't they want the american people to see it?" i don't see how any senator, democrat or republican, could sit on the floor, listen to adam schiff, and the house and patient managers, and not demand witnesses and documents. unless, that is, they are not interested in the truth. that they are afraid of the truth. that they know the president is hiding the truth. i think the case for witnesses and documents is so self-evident
that many of my republican colleagues are desperate to talk about anything else. they are so eager to change conversation from witnesses and documents from over the question of fairness of the trial, that they are inventing shiny objects and so-called outreaches. we don't know what the next one will be, but it will surely be something irrelevant. they don't want to debate that issue. they want to turn you, the press and the american people, a way to look at something else that has nothing to do with the trial. make no mistake about it, the issue of relevant evidence, documents, and witnesses is going to come back up, and senate republicans will have the power to bring that evidence into the trial. we saw how leader mcconnell was forced to modify his resolution on tuesday after certain republicans raised objections. republican senators, four of
them, it's in their hands, they can make this trial more fair if they want to. the question is, will they use that power when it really matters? senator hirono? >> thank you very much. i'm glad our leader started by saying that the president has said he's going to cut social security. it reminded me, in the midnight hour on tuesday when pat cipollone got up and said the president is a man of his word, i wrote on my notebook, "what a whopper!" that's not the only time. >> she doesn't mean the burger. >> [laughs] definitely not. the house manager gave a powerful presentation, the factual basis for a wide -- >> ed: you can hear senator hirono there from hawaii, following senator schumer. let's bring in bret baier. anchor special report, he will be incurring our special coverage once again of this trial just over an hour from now.
bret, welcome. >> good morning. >> ed: what is your reaction? chuck schumer seems to buy into the idea that adam schiff made some progress with that opening statement yesterday. how did you see it? >> yeah, well, first let's start with what he opened with. what chuck schumer open with. that is this statement by the president in an interview with cnbc to joe kernan. he asked, "could entitlements be on the plate sometime?" talking about the deficit in debt. the president said, "sure, we're going to look at that." that has been taken by chuck schumer and mazie hirono and others to say he is definitively cutting social security and medicare, and did so at a swiss ski resorts. well, it's a world economic forum in davos that many have been to too many times, so to some context on the statements. it's the heart of the matter, we are seeing these presentations, these opening statements play out. they are well-crafted, even
lindsey graham has said, "you are well-spoken," he adam schiff. you have senator kennedy saying he learned some things. they use the videotape in the presentation to kind of craft it altogether. it's not new, though. if you watch the house judiciary or house intel committee, it's essentially the same stuff packaged differently. which senators have moved in their thought process on this? i think they are obviously targeting those four senators they mentioned they are, to get witnesses. but you have others like doug jones and joe manchin, who have said that they want to see witnesses. democrats who come from states that are definitely against impeachment overall. >> sandra: bret ten, i caught your interview last night with jay sekulow on "special report." what sense did you get from him and the president's legal team, more broadly speaking, about how they think this is going? >> well, he obviously said he thought it was "rinse and
repeat." and that they believe it was tiring. you get different scents from democratic senators, obviously, who are energized by the presentation. i think of that, really, jay sekulow is getting ready to make his case. i would be interested to see how much they intersperse clips and videos, much like the presentation you've seen from the house managers' side. he said they are ready to go on both the substance, pushing back on what's already been said, and also on the affirmative case for the president and against the impeachment when it comes to the constitution. >> ed: bret, adam schiff, as you know, raising a bit of an eyebrow about the statement yesterday. let's take a listen. >> we are here today to consider a much more grave matter, and that is an attempt to use the powers of the presidency to cheat in any election, for precisely this reason.
the president's misconduct cannot be decided at the ballot box. for we cannot be assured that the vote will be fairly won. >> ed: quite a statement. >> well, it is. i set on twitter, what does this mean in the big picture? remember, we are dealing with history here. this is only the third time in history that this has happened. assent impeachment trial of the president to remove this president. so what does that statement mean? doesn't mean the vote is always going to be questioned and that lawmakers are the only ones who can determine what the line is to kick a president out of office? where is that line? we are nine months away from any election, where the voters decide whether they want to keep president trump or not. shouldn't they also have a say in all of this? adam schiff, in that statement, seems to be saying that this is so egregious that they shouldn't. that they don't have a say. those are questions worth asking, as house managers go on
all the shows. >> ed: the biggest news make be that bret baier's voice is back. >> it's coming! [laughter] >> sandra: good stuff. bret baier, thank you for joining us. >> ed: bret and martha, best team in the business. >> sandra: stay tuned for that. meanwhile, prosecutors in the college admissions training scandal preparing to go to trial with lori loughlin. while there star witnesses might be close to home. the call to hear from john bolton, a former justice department official will weigh in on that, next. >> would you be open to a witness trade for hunter biden? >> no, that's off the table. first of all, the republicans have a right to bring in any witness they want. they haven't wanted to. that trade is not on the table. here's record-breaking news for veterans. va mortgage rates have dropped to near 50-year lows. newday usa can help you refinance your mortgage
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>> ed: "the boston globe" is reporting the legal team for lori loughlin will receive documents from usc ahead of her trial in the college admission scandal. there also reports that her daughters could be called as witnesses. mercedes colwin is a fox news legal analyst preview morning and welcome. >> good to see you, ed! your first week is awesome! >> ed: good to see you, we've been friends a long time. what about using the daughters as a pressure point? >> that's a good point, exactly. prosecutors are looking at these two, "you haven't played. you see dozens of other parents plead guilty." remember when there was a whole flood of these plea deals? they were only initially charged with conspiracy to commit fraud. they didn't plead, suddenly the next day, the two days thereafter, they said, "you didn't plead guilty like all these other parents.
>> ed: lighter sentences? >> lighter sentences than less charges. they are now facing laundering charges, money laundering charges, which is very significant. so this is their last point. if you don't plead like all the others, we are not going to use your daughters and implicate your daughters. >> ed: could they be charged, as well? >> sure, the daughters can be charged. there's lots of talk, couldn't they have been involved? every parent out there, going through this college application process, their kids are involved. they are writing essays, answering questions. unless you hire someone -- i don't know parents who have done this -- unless you hire someone to say, "stand in as a complete proxy to my child," which we've seen in the scandal that these parents have allegedly done, that they are involved. the children are involved. so that's great, but the kids on that sand. the prosecutors now saying, "know your kids can face charges. are you willing to now plead?" >> ed: what you are laying out as a risk strategy, then.
if they are somehow exonerated, everything is great. but if they are not, instead of a plea deal and a light sentence they could be going to jail for a long time, lori loughlin. i know your daughters can be implicated. why in in the world with a suggested take that risk? >> exited question. as a defense attorney go through these pros and cons and leader client down client down the best path, and i'm not entirely sure -- i really think they hedge their bets. they believed initially, the conspiracy to commit fraud, yes, it was a very significant charge, but they never anticipated that you are there going to be facing money laundering charges. when they didn't plead initially. i think it was a gamble, and i gambled that, frankly, given all the other parents who have pled who really have light sentences, to your point, it was a gamble they lost. >> ed: we appreciate you coming in. >> good to be here. thanks, ed. >> sandra: meanwhile, tragedy in australia as we learn more about the firefighters lost
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tanker crashed in new south wales. our correspondent benjamin hall is following the story from london. benjamin? >> good afternoon, ed. yes, this is a tragic story. those three firefighters food nearly halfway around the world to bring their expertise, their experience, their advice to help tackle these devastating wildfires. the worse in australia's history. they lost their lives doing so, helping others sprayed the plane come as you point out, was acutely c-130 water bombing aircraft. it's careful of dropping 4,000 gallons of fire retardant in a single pass. it went down south australia's capital, canberra, but the cause of the crashes and yet known. it was released from the north american firm, coulson aviation. the americans haven't been identified, but more than 200 u.s. firefighters arrived in australia to help battle the spires last month. they were given a hero's welcome when they arrived. now australia is mourning the deaths of these three heroes. since september, australia has battled this crisis, which has
now killed at least 31 people, including eight firefighters. where than 16 million acres -- that's an area larger than west virginia -- have been destroyed and blazes. there was some rain last week which helped a bit, brought some hope, but the fires are now reaching again. flags are going to fly at half mast across new south wales for this day on the next in honor of those three who have died. they haven't yet retrieved the bodies because it still remains right there in the middle of this magnifier where all the fires have come together. >> ed: three american heroes. benjamin hall, thank you. >> we've heard all of this before. this is just a repeat of things we've heard in the house. it is built on a corrupt foundation. the house impeachment managers are actually not only making false statements, but intentionally misleading the american people. how do we know that? because they are cherry picking certain parts of testimony. >> sandra: 's that was congress been mark meadows last summer on this program, slamming democrats for cherry picking
testimony, as he called it. as the senate impeachment trial is about to resume. let's bring in john yoo, deputy assistant attorney general during the bush administration. thank you for being here. >> good morning, sandra. >> sandra: what will you watch on day three of this trial, day two of the house impeachment managers making their case? >> it seems to me the house managers have two real burdens to carry that they haven't done yet. one, why should the senate call witnesses, allow evidence, and essentially fix the mistakes that were made by the rush to house investigation? the second thing they haven't carried their burden, suppose everything they say about president trump is true. why should we short-circuit the constitution's real check on executive power, which is the november elections, and instead use this extraordinary remedy of impeaching a president, removing them from office, with just ten months to go before the american people get to decide whether to keep president trump on the job or not? >> sandra: the big question, whether or not new evidence or
witnesses will be presented in the senate. chris coons was asked about that, additional witness testimony. here was his response. >> who is a relevant witness? from what we are today, clearly the former national security advisor or the former omb director and chief of staff, they were in the room. they have direct personal knowledge about whether or not president trump was trying to shake down ukrainian president zelensky with a corrupt motive. i don't see the relevance of having joe biden testified. >> sandra: so he says mick mulvaney, john bolton, fair game as relevant witnesses. after biden, he says, is not. joe biden, and that particular instance, i should say. the new york post, miranda devine takes that on. she says that it's a misdirection. "hundreds that is vice president, openly boasting of the power he had to switch off a billion dollars in aid tot
struggling country." so the question that it becomes, is hunter biden or joe biden or both of them relevant witnesses in this trial? >> i think senator coons, my old classmate from yale law school and house managers are trappe trapped. on one hand they are making the claim that they need to stretch the proceedings, get more information, more witnesses. but only the ones they want to hear. if you really think that the house didn't have enough time to complete the investigation, it's very hard to say, "we are only going to demand john bolton," who i think will not be the witness that they necessarily want. and instead, to not have joe biden or hunter biden, clearly relevant and material to the investigation. >> sandra: what about the idea of a swap? chuck schumer who we heard from at the top of the hour says he thinks it's off the table. adam schiff says, "this isn't some fantasy football trade." is that how it has to happen? >> i think the democrats are
making a terrible mistake, because if they really want to get to the truth, as they say they do, they should be willing to take any trade. they should be willing to just expand the number of witnesses possible. because the way things stand now, they are going to lose. they are not changing anyone's mind. they are just reading a set of speeches in which everyone already knows what's the substance, within the speeches. because they've already read the house reports on the briefs. so i would think they would want to take the trade. the second one, they don't have any leverage since the republicans of the majority in the senate. they get to decide who the witnesses are ultimately. so i don't think the democrats really have the ability to stop hunter biden or joe biden being called once they open the floodgates of allowing witnesses. speed house impeachment managers will continue to make the case this afternoon. lisa murkowski, very important in republican and all of this. thank you. >> thanks, sandra.
>> ed: fox news alert commuter newsroom, reports of a passenger now in quarantine after landing at lax from mexico city. it's unclear if this is linked directly to the deadly corona virus outbreak that has led to a city wide quarantine in central china. but we will speak with the director of the national institutes of health about this new virus, and whether enough is being done, later this hour.
>> sandra: it is that time were regal beyond the headlines, where we take a break from the fast-moving new cycle each and every day. fire officials in massachusetts are now warning about our new internet challenge going viral. it involves plugging a phone charger only part of the way in, then trying to produce a spark by touching a penny to the exposed prongs in the outlet. jimmy failla is a comedian and head writer for "kennedy." i will press with, i know you're
comedian, this is serious stuff! >> this is a terrifying story. every one of these kids is going to be able to vote someday. [laughs] that's a bad sign for the whole country. even if you're not a parent. as a parent, nobody wants to be honest about the fact that some of us have dumb kids. you got to police your dumb kids. speed or they do dumb things! >> i locked my keys in the car twice a year. you know what i don't do? put a penny in the socket and tried to burn the house down. speed there's a difference between dumb and dangerous. let me tell you with this fire chief in plymouth, massachusetts is saying about this outlet challenge. he said the other issue can be is that you do damage to some electrical wiring beyond the wall, he warns. in a fire could be undetected and burning within the walls and endangering everyone in the building. the lesson is, don't do this at home. please, everybody be safe. so what is happening with planters? they are killing off their iconic mr. peanut mascot ahead of the super bowl.
watch. >> no! >> maybe he'll be all right. maybe not. >> sandra: but why, jimmy? why? >> he was 104 years old. at an age where most people are just getting ready to run for the democratic nomination, mr. peanut leaves us far too soon. it is such a morbid marketing campaign. you know, they're killing this guide. apparently he had a nut allergy, a lot of us didn't know, that's another whole thing. but no, it's a really morbid campaign because its death. even though they think it's funny, it's weird. because mr. peanut was never like a beloved icon to begin with. he has the monocle in the top hat, he was kind of like the penguin from batman. if anything, he might have died of embarrassment from this dumb campaign. that's my guess. >> sandra: we don't know how this ends because they are teasing that they will show -- >> there are several variations paid supposedly in a super bowl commercial with wesley snipes
actually dies driving a car. i'm not making this up. i don't know if wesley snipes was out running the irs from tax evasion or what happen, but not good. >> sandra: apparently they are friends? i don't know, i'm trying to look into this. do you think this is really going to be a winning super bowl commercial? >> i don't think so, i think it's weird. but all super bowl commercials are weird i in their own way. i have three words for you -- puppy, monkey, baby. as long as that's out there playing the bongo's, a dead peanut is never going to be an issue. so we eight oh, lord. social media i guess is averaged over the death of his mascot. most are cracking some sort of jokes using speefifteen. quite a few of them out there, a lot of "salty" humor. [laughter] >> there's a fellow running right here saying it's shellgate, if you will. his name rhymes with "ted benry." fun stuff. [laughter] >> sandra: great to see you.
ed? >> ed: jimmy is great. fox news alert come as we learn, a passenger is now in quarantine after landing at los angeles international airport from mexico city. this was last night. it's unclear if this is linked to the deadly coronavirus out break that has led to the quarantine in central china. we will speak with the head of the national institute of infectious diseases at the nih. that is next. activate your va refi benefit now and start saving. l@ lu =!÷(]b2m ÷b÷gú rakuten is free to sign up and it's in over 3,000 stores. i use it to buy makeup...
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not only will they controlled their outbreak in their country, but they will also minimize the chances of this outbreak spreading internationally. >> sandra: dr. anthony fauci from the national institute of. good morning to you. thank you for being here. >> good to be with you. >> sandra: what do we need to know about this disease? >> well, we are seeing it unfold, it's an evolving situation. it started off with a few cases in the wuhan city in china. what we call jumping species, from an as yet to be identified animal, to a human. there was a question as to whether this is spreading from human to human. now there's no question about that. but we don't know the efficiency of the transmissibility. is it sustained transmission from one to another to another? clearly it is transmitted from
human to human. we need to know a lot more about how efficient that is. the number of cases have really grown rather sharply over the past few days, just shy of 600 cases with 17 deaths. it's been identified as a coronavirus, a particular virus, interestingly, that mostly causes the common cold in huma humans. except that over the last several years, beginning with sars, as many people remember, the severe acute respiratory system, which also originate frm china. that became an outbreak that had some serious consequences globally. there were about 8,000 cases. and then several years after that there was another coronavirus that jumped species and began to infect humans, and that was the mers. middle east respiratory system. this is the third in the family of viruses that fundamentally is
an animal virus, and when it jumps species it can infect humans. that's exactly what's happening right now. >> sandra: doctor, we just got word that there has been a passenger quarantined in los angeles and sent to a hospital as a precaution. it has not been revealed or determined yet if that patient has the coronavirus, but was showing symptoms of it. how worried are you that this could spread in this country, doctor? >> well, clearly, when you have a respiratory infection and you have it in a country in which there is an extraordinary amount of travel back and forth around the world to all countries, particularly between china and the united states, it's not surprising that you will have individuals that will enter the country. the systems of the federal government, the cdc, and the department of homeland security, and other agencies of the federal government, have put into place is to do screening of
entry of individuals from this area. five airports have been designated as airports, to which individuals will be screened. for example, san francisco, los angeles, jfk, new york, chicago, atlanta. the fact that at l.a. you have this individual when i was in quarantine, very likely the system worked. if, in fact, that was in circumstance. i don't have any information about that but i would not be surprised if that person was originally screened. the other issue, if people get even without symptoms and get through because of the volume of travel, alerting, and the cdc has done a good job of alerting state and local health authorities that when people present with fever and respiratory symptoms you should ask them about a travel history and any relationship to that area in china. so the system right now seems to be working.
it works with the individual in seattle, he went to a clinic. he was identified, diagnosed. and now he is in isolation and doing well. so this is something we do take very seriously, but the systems are in place and are being implemented. >> sandra: doctor, i'm running out of time, but this is all very valuable information for our viewers. is there a possibility of working on some sort of immunization for this? >> sure, we are developing a vaccine right now as we speak. we have the sequence of the virus, put on the public database. we at the nih are working on a virus. we will likely have a beginning of early testing for safety and about three months. we are not the only ones working on that, there are a number of other companies and areas that are being worked on. but clearly we here at nih are already well into the develop much of a vaccine. >> sandra: final thoughts from you, doctor. getting an update from the state department. they had updated the china travel advisory to include
additional information about the coronavirus outbreak, but they want to be clear that the advisory remains at a level 2, which is exercise increased caution. what is your message to viewers who are traveling or plan to travel soon? >> that's exactly correct, what the state department said. that means that if you're going to that area, be careful. avoid, for example, these markets that sell wild animals, because we know that there is a connection between an animal reservoir. if you are eating food that is containing this particular type of animals that are sold at this market, make sure that they are very well-cooked. the other thing, a typical type of hygienic areas such as washing your hands, as frequently as you can, and avoid crowded places where there are people who might be coughing and sneezing. respiratory spread. those are common-sense things you would want to do.
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>> sandra: how was your fourth day, by the way? >> ed: it was amazing. >> sandra: inc. you for joining us today. "outnumbered" starts now. >> harris: and a very busy day. glad to see you. house democrats and the impeachment trial set for a second day of arguments. sources are telling fox news they will be sparring over what we have learned so far up your democrats are high praise for the case put forth by adam schiff and his fellow house managers. they have heard nothing new, and long hours of repetition are going to backfire. >> if the point was to go on for 13 hours for no apparent purpose, frequentlysi