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never misses an opportunity. >> dana: never miss an episode of "the five." set your dvrs. "hannity" is up next. >> sean: many thanks to our friends on "the five." a fox news alert. welcome to "hannity." the world faces an extremely solution. north korea reaches a whole new level. at reuters reporting that north korea and their state media is now saying that pyongyang, north korea is considering a strike on guam. north korea now has developed a nuclear weapon that could be placed on one of its long-range missiles. president trump is responding to this threat by issuing a very stern warning to this increasingly belligerent and rogue regime in pyongyang. our opening monologue in just a minute but first, joining us from washington with the very latest is ed henry.
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>> sean, good to see see you. the stakes could not be any higher. they believe north korea has been able to miniaturize nuclear warheads that can fit inside missiles. this follows last month's test of a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile that could reach the u.s. mainland. when you put these two major developments together, it means north korean dictator kim jong un is on the verge of having nuclear warheads that can reach major american cities from los angeles to new york. it would be intolerable for north korea to possess nuclear weapons they could reach our shores, which is why the commander-in-chief seems to be making it clear today that all options including more are on the table. >> north korea best not make any more threats to the united states. they will be met with fire and fury. like the world has never seen.
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she has been very threatening. beyond norl statement. theyill @e m with fire, fury, and frankly, power. the likes of which this world has never seen before. >> dianne feinstein quickly reacted. she believes they were bombastic comments. she said that this would just further isolate north korea and instead, what needs to homacy. she's calling for direct talks between the u.s. and north korea. was not mentioned by the critics tonight is that the president and nikki haley succeeded on saturday in bringing together a coalition to unanimously slap a new on north korea. the administration is still working diplomatic channels but it had not yet come close to stopping the threat on north korea. sean. >> sean: ed henry ed henry. it joining us now from the
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pentagon, lucas tomlinson. lucas, was the latest there? >> sean, the explosive report largely echoes what a top u.s. air force officer said said back in 2015, it's never shown that they could take a warhead and have it successfully reenter earth. in the last month, north korea has demonstrated to intercontinental ballistic missile test. each one now putting the united states in range. the first, it went 1700 miles into space and flew for 39 m@n.@%@-the second on july 2, 2300 miles into space and was in the air for 45 minutes. the longest a farthest missile test. seven times higher into space and the orbit of nasa's international space station. the u.s. military has options to deal with this, of course.
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a missile defense program and will have 44 interceptors in the ground, alaska and california before the year is done and in late may, they successfully tested this missile defense system, knocking an icbm out of outer space. they also have a chance to knock down ballistic missiles in the initial phase but after the successful missile test, the u.s. navy failed. when it missed the target. it does have fire and fury and thus to launch 400 long-range intercontinental ballistic missiles from bases in montana, wyoming, and north dakota. back to you, sean. >> sean: thanks, lucas. fire and fury. a very difficult situation with north korea and the reason why? it goes back decades to the clinton administration. at this is something the district from media will never tell you. unfortunately, tonight i can say with full confidence -- sadly,
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there's no good option. that is tonight's chilling opening monologue. tonight, one of them my biggest fears has now come true. north korea has reportedly developed a nuclear warhead that is capable of reaching the continental united states. this threat will now become a defining issue for the trump administration. it's so very important. we've got to learn and understand how we got here. if we don't learn from the lessons of history, we are doomed to repeat them. it was go back to 1994, the clinton administration struck a deal with kim jong un's father, kim jong il. according to "the new york times," the u.s. agreed to give north korea over $4 billion in energy aid over the course of the decade in exchange for north korea freezing and eventually ending their nuclear weapons program. as part of the agreement, north korea would allow inspectors into its nuclear site but this is very important -- would also be allowed to keep
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their nuclear fuel rods, which could be used to make weapons for an unspecified number of years. of course, bill clinton put all those fears aside and praised this agreement and you might remember when he went out there and said this is good for the american people. watch this. >> i would like to say a word about the framework with north korea, that we signed this morning. this is a good deal for the united states. north korea will freeze and then dismantle its nuclear programs. at south korea and our other allies will be better protected. the entire world will be safer as we slow the spread of nuclear weapons. south korea with support from japan and other nations will bear most of the cost of providing north korea with fuel to make up for the nuclear energy it is losing. they will pay for an alternative power system for north korea that will allow them to to produce electricity will making it much harder for them to produce nuclear weapons. the united states and international inspectors will
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carefully monitor north korea to make sure it keeps its commitment. only as it does so will north korea fully joined the community of nations. >> sean: good deal. freeze, dismantle. of course bill clinton was naive and it turned out to be completely wrong. why? in 1998, north korea testfired a long-range missile and by 2006, north korea conducted their first nuclear test and under the obama administration, the north korean threat increased rapidly and literally have turned this into a crisis point at the president trump now has to deal with. in the case of the obama administration, remember they drastically cut our strategic defense capabilities. not a smart thing. basically, the clinton administration and obama administration ignored the problem. they kicked the can down the road. if all of that sounds familiar, it is. it's so similar to the deal that
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of trying to negotiate or pressure north korea out of getting weapons. sure, that failed too. that's why i worked so hard to get. we were about to give them light water reactors. we failed. i think we are now down to a decision that can be measured in months at best.
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this capability if it's accurate, north korea can miniaturize this. we are at risk very soon. we know our intelligence as far from perfect. i don't know when that capability will be in the north koreans hands. we have very limited options here and the military option -- it's gotta be at the center of it. the american people have to ask themselves this question. are you willing to live with a regime like north korea holding american civilians at risk of a nuclear attack? by the way, the same question applies to tehran. >> sean: do you agree with former speaker of the house newt gingrich? i agree with him. we need to look atç this as a clear and present danger to the country expedite the technology
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and placement of the weaponry that could take this out with redundancy. that gives us 40 or more chances to take something out, if god forbid it's ever launched. >> in terms of ballistic missile defense as a whole, we can blam@ barack obama. he gutted the bush administration's plan for missile defense and we are very much at risk because of obama's policies. sean, i don't think we have the time. as i say, i think we have months to decide whether we will allow north korea to have that capability to have nuclear warheads essentially anywhere they want inside the united states. they are not going to be as sophisticated as ours. their guidance system -- so what? they aim for los angeles and hit san francisco. that doesn't make us feel any better. once they really do get that capability, it's much harder and the risk for one of those missiles actually being fired at the united states is greater. we are at the point that we
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never should have come to -- all of these decades of negotiations. any responsible person could say we still wanted to negotiate. it just defies all logic. we are in a very dangerous point. >> sean: allç right, ambassador. chilling times. we will continue to monitor all that has happened and is happening. these escalating tensions, jay sekulow and gregg jarrett here with new details about the clinton-lynch tarmac meeting. we continue straight ahead. copd makes it hard to breathe. so to breathe better, i go with anoro. ♪go your own way copd tries to say, "go this way." i say, "i'll go my own way" with anoro. ♪go your own way once-daily anoro contains two medicines called bronchodilators, that work together to significantly improve lung function all day and all night.
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>> a fox news alert. i am marianne rafferty. b-1 bombers over the korean peninsula as north korea dangerously escalates tensions with the u.s. the rogue nation threatening today to launch a missile attack against guam.
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american territory, a largeonngt forces, among them is andersen air force base. home to the strategic bombers that are flying over north korea this evening. coming just hours after the director of national intelligence released at report that with korea likely it has ability to fit a nuclear weapon 20-50 warheadat theic missiles. disposal. president trump warned north korea agt making any more threats saying the u.s. will nee lead themury.@ im marianne rafferty. now, back to "hannity." >> sean: welcome back to "hannity." more on the escalating situation out of north korea. oliver north in just a few minutes. new discovery by the american center for law and justice, new emailsç now prove that the obaa white house was involved in the
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clinton-lynch meeting spin. that's not all, earlier today, president trump took the press to task tweeting... s@eaion,ie for the american center for law and justice, ji'goin @oask you about north korea in a second. that, to me is -- really? we have the doj and fbi talking points, now the obama administration involved? that sounds like obstruction to me. >> it's even more complicated. thfbi denied they had any documents and the department def justice -- the fbi, we now, ande carefully, we found an email
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that goes from the department of justice to the white house press office on how to handle this. they gave them, this is the redacted statement -- now you've got the fbi, the department of justice and the white house involved and the chain of events on this disclosure with regard to former president clinton and formerç attorney general lynch- it also reached the department of justice, the highest level within minutes of the story breaking including bringing in a deputy attorney general's job description includes "crisis management." we also discovered later this afternoon, sean, this is an interesting development and we are still looking at it tonight. one of the lawyers copied on these emails, a former white house counsel office and was over at doj as a senior counsel to the attorney general. she now is the deputy counsel to dianne feinstein. at the senator from new york, whose committee is looking into
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this whole situation between loretta lynch and president clinton. >> sean: oh. o. >> you have to put up a whiteboard to figure it all out but as we are developing and looking at it, is a tangled web here that's going on. no question about it. a lot of people are being caught up in that web. >> sean: jay's position, i feel marketable asking you, gregg jarrett -- putting on your legal hat and your commentator hat, doj, fbi, white house and diane feinstein. what does that sound like? and talking points. when the story is breaking, while. >> wisely rather lynch using communicatiowhywas lorett lynchn alias? it's a crime, 18 usc for a government official to willfully conceal document. we know that loretta lynch actually achieved it for the
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better part of the year until last friday, jay pointed out these documents were obtained. lynch needs to be put under oath before the judiciary committee and answer questions. what was this meeting really about with bill clinton? did you assure the clinton campaign nothing would come of the investigation and did you ask james comey to live? why did you ever impanel a grand jury over the course of a one year long investigation into hillary clinton? robert mueller did it in a nanosecond investigating trump. >> sean: unbelievable. >> james comey utilized this meeting between clinton and loretta lynch as the basis upon why he went public just five days after the exchange of emails. in the meeting took place. as gregg said, there's a lot of things that have the answer to hear. hopefully these committees and they are investigating it.
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>> sean: we will have you back tomorrow to talk about this. thank you both. that's huge news. everything we've been talking about.ç about things that really need to be investigated. grand jury is impaneled and people put under oath and if we believe in equal justice under the law, we will get there. thank you gregg and jay sekulow. what may come back, more on tonight's gary breaking news with north korea. how should the u.s. respond? colonel north is next. ♪
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>> north korea best not make any more threats to the united states. they will be met with fire and fury. like the world has never seen. he has beyond a normal statement. and as i said, they will be met with fire, fury, and frankly, power. the likes of which this world has never seen before. >> sean: fire, power, fury. at the likes of which the world has never seen before. the president earlier today, delivering a very stern warning to the rogue regime in north korea. here now is a lieutenant colonel north. honestly, i don't see a lot of good solutions here. going back over the years, the many segments we've done
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together, i wish i could say to everybody that i was so wrong. this was a good deal like president clinton said. but we can't say that, can we? >> no. in fact, the president's message based on the intelligence that the democratic people's republic of korea already has a nuclear weapon and the means of delivering it on our homeland is an extential threat and his remarks were spot on. here's  the threats posed by pyongyang are far more serious than what kennedy faced in the cuban missile crisis. the soviets wanted to survive the experience. that's why mutually assured destruction work. listen very carefully to ambassador bolton and newt gingrich. i don't want to read the jeremiadç because i've always said that military force ought to be the last option. but the soviets were all alone in their threats. cuba was ussr's only ally and
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castro was useless. the iranian connection, nuclear weapons in the means of delivering, it has allowed kim jong un, ruler of one of the poorest nations on earth, to rapidly acquire the means of striking the u.s. that's why he's talking the way he is. he has doubt as to whether we will do it. i have considerable doubt as to whether the leaders in north korea or tehran have the same survival instinct as the russians. as newt gingrich and speaker -- ambassador bolton pointed out, the programs approved by reagan were never fully implemented. we are virtually naked against this attack. moscow voted for new sanctions is a very clear signal -- they too are concerned. take reasonable steps to convince the chinese, president
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xi, he's running out of time to take care of the situation in pyongyang. we can't wait weeks. how do you convince how serious itç is? the president needs to press hard for the republic of korea to bring as much battery and insistence as we could possibly do. return the tactical nukes to the republic of korea when all of this started with kim jong un's dad. third, the play much more long-range strike aircraft to guam and okinawa. yes, that will cost. we're dusting off our target list. additional isr. other kinds of assets. finally, pray that the chinese are paying attention because if they are not, a catastrophe of the president is talking about is going to happen.
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>> sean: and how they can die, colonel, in a worst-case scenario? and do you see any of these options is particularly good? >> as the speaker and ambassador pointed out, the idea that you've got literally thousands of artillery shells aimed at the capital of south korea, you're potentially talking hundreds of thousands, if not millions of casualties. if a nuclear weapon goes off in the united states or over the united states, it will be catastrophic. if you thought the great depression was bad, wait till you see what happens because of that.ç >> sean: all right, colonel. wish we had better news for people tonight and i wish people did not underestimate. all right, sir. safe home. coming up, sheriff david clark. straight ahead. mileage warranty on your certified pre-owned mercedes-benz,
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walsh. your thoughts on how does america deal with what is an existential threat now to the safety and security of not only the u.s. but those around the world tonight? >> sean, i was just out in japan and in the region and i have to tell you, we have some incredibly nervous allies and rightly so. my first response to the reports today that north korea is able to put a nuclear warhead on an icbm, the intelligence community better be right this time. just six months ago, president obama told incoming president trump that they are going to be able to do this within four to five years. now six months later, they are able to do it now. this can't be another iraq wmds situation. my brothers and sisters in the intelligence community have to be spot on here. there's a lot of talk about president trump warmongering essentially with his responses. >> sean: further isolating. >> he has to change kim jong un
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and the chinese calculation. getting a nuclear weapon is the way to ensure regime survival, that's what they think. we have to make them believe that by getting one, he's actually going to guarantee the fall of his regime one way or another and theç chinese need o believe that as well. >> sean: sheriff clarke, you and i have had personal discussions about evil in our time, you've seen a lot of evil in your work. this is evil on a grand scale. appeasement has got us to this point. what's your advice for the president? >> first of all, the hour is at hand. i will sleep well tonight when the president trump is in charge of this crisis. one of the most profound duties that a commander in chief has to protect the united states of america. nothing has seemed to work thus far. kim jong un, with sanctions -- that doesn't seem to work. one of the things on the table for the president, very serious
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thing for him to have to decide, a preemptive strike. that might be all that is left. he's not going to sit back and blame the other administrations and people before him that could have done something about it. he made it clear during the campaign he was going to do with the situation. we can't appease north korea. there nuclear capability has to be dismantled and i don't think that's going to come from negotiations. >> sean: there is a great risk there, lieutenant colonel. he could launch. even if we create a great coalition -- to me, you are talkiow about a need to almost incinerate north korea to get the job done. >> yes, sean. i want to be very clear here in the military options, how bad they are and how difficult. this is not just some fighters coming in and taking him out or his program out. he and his father and
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grandfather have been preparing for this for 50 years. they have these things dug into the sides of mountains, down in bunkers. the fairly sophisticated defense system. thousands of artillery pieces they have ready to rain down on seoul, south korea. it's like artillery coming down on manhattan. we would not be able to take all that out before he would be able to unleash it. we need to be sure that every option has been exhausted. we need to put a lot of pressure on the chinese to strangle them financially. yes, our ambassador nikki haley had a great success this week and a new sanctions but the chinese have to enforce it and they have to change. they are more afraid of the unified korea and a fallen regime then a war. we need to make it clear that we are serious. >> all these options have to be played out until the end.
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as indicated by several people, time is running out. we look at dire it is. something's got to be done and it's not going to be clean or easy. there may be massive loss of life over in that region and nobody wants to see that but at the same time, if you try to buy this guy off, we will be dealing with this again at some point in time. but that's what we selected the president to do. to be a commander in chief. >> sean: thank you very much. a lot of good options. we will close out "hannity" when we come back. a very important question of the day. birthday parties, nobody does it better. she's also in a rock band. look at her shred. but when it comes to mortgages, she's less confident. fortunately for maria, there's rocket mortgage by quicken loans. it's simple, so she can understand the details and be sure she's getting the right mortgage.
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>> sean: welcome back to "hannity," time for our question of the day. we are running out of time. how should the u.s. respond to north korea's aggression? let us know what you think. unfortunately, that's all the
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time we have left this evening. we will keep on the story of north korea. bad options. we will always be fair and balanced. thank you for being with us. we will see you back here tomorroweak night. >> this is a fox news alert. north korea is threatening war with united states tonight.he u the north korean state media is warning it may launch an attack against the u.s. territory of guam. this is just hours after president donald trump promisedd to unleash "fire and fury" against north korea. fox news chief nationall correspondent ed henry is tracking these developments. ed? >> good evening. they said they are examining plans to use medium toood long-range missiles to strike areas around guam. exa it is home to thousands of u.s.i military personnel and theiro families as both sides now brace for the possibility of war. p that threat from the communist nation came just hours after the president reacted strongly to a blockbuster new report from u.s.