tv The Daily Briefing With Dana Perino FOX News October 17, 2018 11:00am-12:00pm PDT
>> harris: on this very busy news day, thank you for watching "outnumbered overtime." the handle of the show on the screen. here's dana. >> dana: secretary of state mike pompeo on his way to d.c. after his search for answers on the presumed killing of a washington post columnist. hello, everyone. i'm dana perino and this is "the daily briefing." pompeo meeting with turkish and saudi leaders after jamal khashoggi disappeared from the consulate in turkey. questions on whether the fbi
could get involved. >> across the river in virginia, why not send the fbi in to figure this out? >> he wasn't a citizen of this country, for one thing. you don't know whether or not we have. do you know whether or not we've sent the fbi? >> have you sent the fbi? >> i'm not gonna tell you. >> dana: john roberts has the latest from the white house. we begin with benjamin hall, reporting live from the saudi consul general's residence in istanbul. benjamin? >> reporter: hi, dana. for days turkish authorities have been trying to get into the consul general's residence. finally today we saw forensic teams entering. there had been a dispute between saudi and turkey about what exactly they were allowed to search. that residence is crucial because it's where one of those black vans traveled to soon after khashoggi disappearance. today forensic teams have been key to search the garden as well as the building. meanwhile, secretary of state
mike pompeo arrived today. he told reporters that the saudi king and prince both promised him a transparent investigation into the disappearance, though he made no mention of possible repercussions. >> they promised accountability for each of those persons as it deserves accountability. >> including members of the royal family? >> they made no exception to who they would hold accountable. >> reporter: secretary pompeo met with the foreign minister and president at the airport for 40 minutes each, along with some other people they discussed khashoggi with secretary pompeo offering u.s. help. turkish media close to the government it must be said have also disclosed further details of a gruesome operation involving interrogation, fingers being ripped off and a bone saw. they claim saudi agents killed khashoggi then hacked him to bits. they say one of the suspects now
is a former bodyguard of the crown prince and also a diplomat who was stationed in london for awhile. he was seen traveling alongside the royal in a number of occasions. he flew in among those 15 other saudi. turkey has controlled the rhetoric. i spoke to saudi sources today who said the 15 men in those images have been arrested and are being interrogated. the saudi investigation is picking up steam. that will have come on the back of secretary pompeo's visit. dana? >> dana: thank you. president trump giving the saudis the benefit of the doubt. john roberts is live on the north lawn. john? >> reporter: dana, good afternoon to you. the president is giving the saudi royal family, particularly the king and crown prince, the benefit of the doubt urging people to slow down and not point fingers and blame at anybody until we know who was responsible for the disappearance and the alleged death of jamal khashoggi.
as benjamin hall was pointing out, the turks have audio and video recordings from inside the consulate alleging to show and let you hear what happened when khashoggi was in there, which was described in graphic detail by "the new york times" just a short time ago. president trump said the u.s. authorities would like to get their hands on that audio and video. listen here. >> we've asked for it, if it exists. i'm not sure yet that it exists. probably does. possibly does. i'll have a full report on that from mike when he comes back. >> reporter: in an interview with the associated press late yesterday, the president said allegations against the saudi leadership and crown prince salman remind him of the kavanaugh confirmation, another case of guilty until proven innocent. the president's critics have accused him of running cover for saudi arabia's leadership. he said he is not, but did talk about the importance of the u.s./saudi relationship.
listen here. >> tremendous purchaser of not only military equipment, but other things. when i went there, they committed to purchase $450 billion worth of things and $110 billion worth of military. those are the biggest orders in the history of this country. probably the history of the world. i don't think there's ever been any order for $450 billion. you remember that day in saudi arabia where that commitment was made. >> reporter: the president also said the united states needs saudi arabia to aid in the war on terror and historically there have been decades long ties between the kingdom and the united states. the president would like to preserve those. he said that we may have the results of an investigation perhaps by the end of the week. peculiarly, when asked, he would not say whether or not the fbi has been sent over there to istanbul to aid in the investigation. he was really playing coy with that, telling a roert from cbs
radio, why would i tell you that? i mean, why wouldn't he tell us that? they told us many times in the past if the fbi is involved. >> dana: that's what we're going to ask our next guest. for more on this let's bring in general jack keane. let me start with that, the question of the fbi. should it get involved? maybe it already is. and why the president would or would not want to talk about that. >> i don't know why he wouldn't want to talk about it. the fact is i think it's essential that they do be involved. i was hoping secretary pompeo had made that offer to the saudis. why do i think it's essential? simply this. what the saudis are promising is a full accountability and a very thorough and rapid investigation. but the problem is, they got a real elephant in the room dealing with their credibility. for almost two weeks the saudi
leadership has maintained that khashoggi exited the consulate the day he arrived at the consulate by a back door and provided no evidence to support that whatsoever. obviously, they were saying there was no foul play. now we know there is foul play. that brings a lack of credibility to what they've been talking about for two weeks. it begs the question what kind of an investigation are we gonna get? will it be accurate? will it be credible? that's why i'm suggesting to get the fbi in there side by side with them i think coming out of that, it would certainly increase the accuracy and credibility of the investigation. >> dana: can i ask you why you think it would be important or not? if the fbi were involved, does 2 united states need to get involved to this extent? some people are asking that question and i wonneder what you think about that. >> people say, well, we should keep this at arm's length and not get involved. the implication is that somehow we're helping the regime recover
from this crisis. i think this is an ally. i think we approach it as that, as we would any other ally. i think there's an adult in the room called secretary pompeo. i think he was not only asking them questions, he was providing them advice. and i think he's also beginning to set the stage for a bit of a change in the relationship, even though this is a very important relationship. there is a set back here to be sure. we all have to be honest about that. i think their conditions and their behavior in the future, we'll look at much more than we have in the past. i would suspect our secretary was beginning to lead them down that path. >> dana: tell me about the relationship between the united states and saudi an even with turkey and how important it is for us to maintain a working relationship with them for our own protection. >> well, yes. i think we will have a set back here. it's justified. there's likely some complicity
here by senior officials in the saudi government. that would warrant action by the congress and president of the united states. i think the president and congress both believe this is a very serious issue and deserves a serious response. this includes countering the iranians, for 38 years their aggressive behavior has been stram. ing all over the united states interest and interest of our allies. also trying to stamp down and hold back raz call islam and the breeding ground for it, which is the middle east. what also has happened here, this crisis, not only for the khashoggi family, but for the region itself. the president went to riyadh and, by definition, 55 leaders
there, joined the king in supporting nbs transformation of economic, social and religious reform. and i think that is desperately needed. everybody welcomed it. the social aspect of it, the religious aspect of it. that was a big step. and the nbs today is weakened as a result of this scandal. if he's anywhere involved in it, he may be fundamentally flawed by it. that is truly unfortunate, given the potential for the saudis to make fundamental change in their own society and the impact that it would have on the region, dana. >> dana: great way to get a full perspective there. general jack keane, thank you so much. >> good talking to you. >> dana: one state making big upgrades to its election security. now other states are watching closely to see how it works. plus, president trump taking aim at the feds, saying it is
holding the economy back. i'll ask former fed chair alan greenspan for his take. >> whether you look at median income, employment, unemployment. no matter what you're looking at, it's either 50 or 60 years at the best. but that's numbers. probably the best economy we've ever had. managing my type 2 diabetes wasn't my top priority.
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>> dana: just 20 days out from the midterm, concerns exist about just how secure our elections are. many looking at colorado as it rolls out a series of changes after concerns about foreign interference in the 2016 presidential election. what could other states learn from colorado? >> reporter: actually, quite a bit, according to the department of homeland security. back in september, colorado's secretary of state hosted a training session attended by many of our country's election officials. secretary of the da kirstjen nielsen was there and said her department would love to use colorado as an example to other states. first, every vote is cast on a paper ballot, followed by what's called risk limiting audit, where some are checked by hand against the electronic
tabulation. colorado uses a two factor au thepbt -- authentication system. only illinois's voter registration system was breached and no votes were changed. >> what we did see, we saw without question that russian government cyber actors were actively seeking vulnerabilities in action to our election infrastructure. we discussed this with partners that russia's campaign probably targeted all 50 states. >> reporter: dana, in recent years, federal government has put $380 million towards states to help them improve their election security and hope to do more by 2020. >> dana: why colorado? >> good old fashion paper. because colorado has such long ballots because we have so many initiatives and taxpayer decisions, it's just always been
more practical according to the secretary of state. that leads us to these random checks against the electronic record. congress tried and failed last session to pass bipartisan legislation that would have required all states to conduct risk limiting audits. delaware, georgia, louisiana, new jersey and south carolina don't use the ballots. because we have to use paper, it put things ahead of the curve for us so all the other things were able to fall in line. dana? >> dana: colorado, one of the great states. thank you very much, alicia. some serious punches thrown last night in texas at the senate debate. we'll tell you who landed some hits. and florida struggling to recover from hurricane michael. live updates on the ground and at the pentagon. this place isn't for me.
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pentagon. but first to rick levanthal. rick is live in panama city. >> reporter: we're in the garden club neighborhood where the streets have been clear. that is making room for utility trucks and bobcats and cranes. you see the heavier trucks trying to clear the debris and take trees off of homes. you see these large piles of trees. they've all been cut now and stacked up. they're waiting for someone to stack up and haul this away. we just walked up on this house. an incredible sight. there are five massive trees down on the roof itself. the tree guy told me they couldn't even get down the drive way, it was so blocked. they were able to cut that away and brought this big crane in there so they can lift the big trees off the roof of the house. we were just down the road, where we spoke with phil holloway, another homeowner, who came home to find nine trees on his property, including five on his house. he was on vacation and had a
pretty good attitude about the whole thing. >> our primary goal has been to get the house safe. we didn't want it to collapse due to the weight of the trees. it's all rebuildable. we're all safe. we're all alive. we can rebuild. >> reporter: about 120,000 customers in florida still without power, including half of bay county, where we are. the water started to run, but they have a boil order in effect so it's not safe to drink unless you boil it. the schools are still closed. we're hearing they may reopen in a couple weeks. that's just not here in bay county, but six other counties as well. lot of other issues they're trying to deal with. >> boomer: thank you. tyndall air force base is home to some of the most capable air force aircraft. many fighter jets were left damaged because they couldn't fly to escape the storm.
jennifer griffin is at the pentagon. jennifer, this is devastating for the military. >> reporter: it really is, dana. the air force is still assessing the damage to its f-22 fleet. roofs were ripped off hangers that were designed to sustain 130 mile winds. the problem is, the winds from hurricane michael were 155 miles per hour. tyndall was in the eye of the storm as it passed through panama city. all the planes that couldn't be moved because they were being repaired and couldn't fly. the air force base is home to a large fleet of more than 50 state of the art stealth fighter f-22 jets each costing more than $150 million apiece. officials here at the pentagon tell me 17 could not leave the base when the air force relocated the rest of the jets to ohio. a few were severely damaged. what has been true about the f-22 for some time is that about half of the fleet cannot fly due
to maintenance issues. you'll remember at the height of the counter terrorism fight, robert gates convinced congress to shut down the f-22 production line. in fact, the air force chief at the time general buzz moseley was believed to have been fired in part because of his desire to keep the f-22 line open. now it is very expensive, if not impossible, to get parts for those f-22's. planes have to be cannibalized to be fixed. a recent report found the original manufacturers no longer make the parts or are out of business. restarting the f-22 production line would cost billions according to experts. the president, who visited tyndall tuesday, explained why some planes couldn't be moved. >> they were under repair. many of the aircraft were flown out prior to the hurricane. sam you can't because the engines are taken out. they're doing work on them. there was some damage. not nearly as bad as we first
heard. >> reporter: defense secretary mattis said this week after his air force secretary toured the damage, it looked like most, if not all of the f-22's left behind could be fixed but it may take some time, dana. >> dana: jennifer, thank you. president trump looking ahead to november 6th. what he's saying about voter enthusiasm and who's to blame if democrats take the house. plus in texas what voters are looking for in the final week of the campaign. while your spouse was serving our country, you were serving too. taking care of the family. moving. paying the rent. trying your best to save up to buy your own home someday. today is that day. because, by using your spouse's va home loan benefit, you could buy a home with no down payment. no. down. payment. at newday usa, you don't have to save up to move up. why rent when you can buy? newday usa has been granted automatic authority by the va, too. that means they can say yes when banks say no.
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>> dana: republican ted cruz facing off against beto o'rourke. while recent polling shows cruz ahead, o'rourke is leading the way when it comes to raising campaign cash. casey staoegle is live in dallas. casey? >> reporter: hey, dana. the gloves pretty much came off last night. we saw a side of the democratic congressman, beto o'rourke, that
we have never really seen before after largely promoting a campaign of unity and trying to get rid of some of the divisiveness in the country. well, it got heated. listen. >> senator cruz is not going to be honest with you. he's gonna make up position and votes that i have never held or have taken. he's dishonest. that's why the president called him lying ted. that's why the nickname stuck. >> it's clear congressman o'rourke's pollsteres have told him to come out on the attack. if he wants to attack me, that's fine. john adams famously said, facts are stubborn things. so if you want to see the vote he cast for a $10 a tax barrel on oil, go to our website. >> reporter: immigration, tariffs, healthcare and the economy all top issues for texas voters. while the republican incumbent is pulling ahead in the polls, nine points when you look at the latest numbers, beto o'rourke continues setting these records
when it comes to fund-raising totals. his coffers were stuffed with $38 million, and that was just in the last quarter. he has come under fire, however, for not sharing his haul with fellow democrats in tighter races. his response to that has been that the majority of his donors are texans. he hasn't taken money from super pacts, and it would not be fair to them, those who contributed to o'rourke to see o'rourke win. dana? >> dana: fair point. all right, casey, thank you for that. joining me, colin reed, senior vice president of steiner public affairs and jamu green former candidate for dnc chair and fox news contributor. since you're there in texas, let's start with you. how do you think your candidate did, democrat beto o'rourke? >> i think texans are looking for someone who is going to fight for them. whether you are a democrat or
republican, it's really important for beto to come out swinging. he did. i think he made the strongest case for why him. he certainly was successful in that line that he pulled from president trump about lying ted cruz. my biggest take away from last night's debate was how uncomfortable i felt as a democrat watching senator cruz struggle to answer a question about what he has done that is not political. likability is a factor. he already has issues with likability, senator cruz does. and to watch him not be able to talk about how he's a normal human being, ouch. >> dana: made you uncomfortable? >> yes. i think it made most texans uncomfortable. >> dana: the cnn poll that came out yesterday or recently showed cruz 52 over 45 to beto o'rourke. in all of these polls, it looks like ted cruz is ahead, but
there are a lot of new voters that have been registered in texas. he's raised a lot of money. i don't think he should have to share that with anybody else, especially if he's looking to higher office in the future. >> well, texas is a conservative place. it's not really surprising that the voters have come out for ted cruz as election day has grown closer. beto o'rourke wished fanning pro-miles meant getting votes. on his fund-raising, no doubt about it. $38 million is a lot of money. no one can deny that. but i think when all is said and done, it's going towards a lost cause. after the election is over, between the $38 million spent in texas on a lost cause and $3 million the democrats have to spend in new jersey to prop up embattled bob menendez, there will be questions of where that money could have been spent in other places. >> dana: some democrats have said beto o'rourke should share
the wealth. is that fair? >> i do think we have an uphill battle for democrats in texas. last time a democrat won state wide was before i left the state in 1995. it's perfectly fine for beto to decide to keep this money. here's where this race i think is going to come down to the fact that it shouldn't be this close, right? ted cruz has the numbers. the registered voters that are republican. the strength of the republican party. the texas democratic party is rebuilding. so it shouldn't be this close, but it is. the thing is, we also have to look at the facts. texas was closer in 2016 than iowa was as a swing state. >> dana: people forget about that. that's right. >> he's tapping into that. it's going to take investing in this state whether the electoral gain is immediate or not. >> dana: yesterday in the oval office, the president saw the
associated press reporters in an interview. when asked about the possibility of losing control of the house, the reporter asked, do you believe he bears some responsibility for that? president responded no, i think i'm helping people. we have a very big impact. i don't believe ever has had this kind of impact. let me go to you, colin. the president said he would get out there and campaign. he certainly is tireless. he has more energy than all of us put together. he's out there. what do you think of this heading into the midterm, talking about this 20 days before? >> reality is, midterm elections are referendums on the president, whether you're donald trump or barack obama or george bush or bill clinton. that's just how it goes. reality is, donald trump is not going to be helpful in every single house race. there will be races where he's not the biggest boost. on the senate side, there's going to be a lot of republican senators who won because of the popularity of donald trump in their state where he is very
popular. >> dana: jehmu, are you concerned the senate is going to be out of reach for the democrats this time around? >> no, not at all. i think these races are still in play. to the president's point, look, he's masterful at taking credit when credit isn't due and deflecting responsibility. i absolutely agree with colin. just like president obama was somewhat responsible for the thousand seats we lost in his tenure, president trump will be responsible for the losses republicans face. whether he lies about it or not, dana. he'll be responsible for some of those wins. of course, he has a connection to his base. but the democratic enthusiasm that we are seeing in record numbers is based a lot on the fact of president trump sticking his foot in his mouth, upsetting large swaths of the population. democrat we will see what happens. colin reed, jehmu green, thank you. he's the only republican senator
running for re-election in a state won by hillary clinton. now nevada's dean heller is working to draw even with jacky rosen and struggling to win back trump voters after shunning then candidate trump in 2016. hillary vaughn is in las vegas. hillary? >> reporter: hey, dana. democrats are placing all their bets on jacky rosen. senator heller is telling me rosen was born and raised in chicago and she has no track record for voters to go off of. >> she hasn't authored a single piece of legislation. taxpayers paying $350,000 i guess she takes credit of piggy backing on other people's work. >> reporter: congress woman rosen tells me that she's lived in nevada long enough to represent voters here firing back, accusing him of hiding from voters on the campaign train. >> senator heller, he sits with
the president and he's laughed at that table. he's laughing at nevadans, not listening to them. >> reporter: heller tells me she is limiting her campaign only to las vegas. dana? >> dana: president trump is heading to nevada. is dean heller welcoming him with open arms this time? >> reporter: yes, he is, dana. he's had high praise for the president. when i talked to him yesterday, he was telling me nevada voters are happy with what the president's done so far. he's not the only high profile politician to hit the campaign trail here in nevada. former president obama and vice president joe biden will be here next week. but senator heller tells me he thinks their visit will help his campaign win over independent voters. >> i want nevadans to be reminded of what below 2% growth meant to the state of nebraska. i want obama and biden to continue to remind them of what this country was like under their leadership.
>> reporter: president trump will also rally in nevada. they're expecting 30,000 people to turn out. >> dana: my great grandmother used to go there to play the nickel slots. thank you, hillary. fox news alert. a live look at the u.s. district court where a senior treasury official is making an appearance, accused of leaking financial documents to the media. prosecutors say natalie may flower sauers edwards illegally released documents pertaining to paul manafort and an alleged russian spy. edwards allegedly disclosed treasury department suspicious activity reports to a reporter that were used in at least a dozen articles. edwards is a senior advisory with the treasury department financial crimes enforcement network. president trump touting his economic accomplishment as he claims the fed raising interest rates is holding him back from
doing even more. i'll ask alan greenspan for his take. be sure to check out the new episode of my podcast for chris stirewalt "i'll tell you what." we discuss the 2020 hopeful who benefitted from elizabeth warren's claims of native american heritage. download the podcast from i tunes or wherever you listen. benjamin franklin
>> drugs, beating and the beheading, those reportedly made up the final moments of a missing "washington post" columnist life. they cut his head off. ahead, the disturbing and new details that turkish officials found on their audio recordings of jamal khashoggi's killing. we'll talk about it with a former cia chief of middle east operations. that's top of the hour on "shepherd smith reporting." we'll see you then. >> dana: president trump touting
strong economic numbers in a series of rallies over a series of weeks. we are less than three weeks from the midterms. susan lee from the fox business network joins me now tpp susan? >> reporter: the president is not gonna like the latest federal reserve minutes. the federal reserve believes the u.s. economy is so healthy that it can withstand even higher interest rates at close to 3%. currently we do have interest rates set between 2% and 2.25%. president trump is not a big fan of higher borrowing costs. the u.s. economy is in a very strong position. we're looking at the lowest unemployment rate at 1969. record job openings in the month of august 7.14 million. widest gap between those looking for work and jobs on the market
in 18 years. look at the growth rate. at the highest. we're tracking for the best year of gdp, you have to go back to five. stock market has really been reflecting the belief in trump's tax cuts. deregulation, also spending. the dow is up over 40%. s&p up 31%. nasdaq advance of over 37%. for the first time in a decade even the world economic forum which puts on the forum in dallas each and every year said the u.s. is now the most competitive market in the world. back to you. >> dana: thank you so much. president trump also taking aim at the fed over rising interest rates, as susan was just saying. watch. >> my biggest threat is the fed because the fed is raising rates too fast. it's independent, so i don't speak to them, but i'm not happy with what they're doing. look at the last inflation number. they're very low.
>> dana: i'm joined by the federal chair of the federal reserve, alan greenspan, author of "capitalism in america." you hear the president talking about the independence of the fed, but he's not happy and saying it publicly. what do you think? >> i think the fed is doing just what it should be doing at this stage. i think that the president is a long series of presidents before him, all were very happy with the fed, unhappy with the fed raising rates. >> dana: the economy, as susan lee just pointed out, very strong. from your perspective, is it durable? can it last for awhile? >> first of all, the economy is now sagging a bit. it was very significantly helped by the corporate tax cut and the deregulation. but third quarter and the fourth quarters of this year are gonna
be a lot shorter than the 4% we are looking at as the most recent published number. so our estimates are 103% in the second half, if you look at the regular monthly data of the components that go into the gdp. they're not showing that. >> dana: do you think president trump should be doing anything differently to try to keep the economy as strong as it has been? >> no. i think he did the right thing in cutting taxes. i think he should stand pat with that. that has created a very obvious change in the quality of the economy. but to continuously comment after he's talking about the independence of the fed, sounds to me a bit awkward. >> dana: let me ask you about this on a bigger picture. senator mitch mcconnell asked about it yesterday. take a listen to this.
>> it's driven by the three big entitlement programs that are very popular, medicare, social security and medicade. that's 70% of what we spend every year, the funding of the government is about 30% of what we spend. there's been a bipartisan reluctance to tackle entitlement changes because of the popularity of those programs. hopefully at some point here we'll get serious about this. >> dana: entitlement spending. we've talked about it for a long time in this country. i read it again this morning. you conclude one of the things in your conclusion is that we have to deal with this issue. how serious is it? >> it's the most serious problem confronting us. congressional bug office, for example, shows a significant opening up of the deficit. and fiscal 2019 is gonna be a very large number deficit.
we've gone correctly in handling the spending side, but we've done nothing with the fact that there is double entry bookkeeping. you cannot keep a deficit going without consequences. there are no immediate political consequences of deficits because as far as the congress is concerned, if nothing is happening, then it's not important. but the real problem as we open up the deficit, ultimately it will be funded and you will begin to get inflationary pressures. >> dana: let me ask you one last question. you talk about america's resilience and its competitive position against china. and you think that america is in quite a good position. you're optimistic about america being able to compete with china. >> first of all, china is per capita gdp is one-third of that of the united states. they are where we were in 1960.
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to legalize pot nationally. bryan llenas is live in montreal in front of a government-owned marijuana store. bryan? >> hi, dana. justin trudeau said that can has the highest marijuana use in the world. so they want to control it, keep it out of the hands of gangs. that's one thought. a lot of folks trying marijuana out for the first time, this is a government-opened store. some people have been lined up since 4:00 a.m. hundreds of people trying to purchase marijuana for the first time. recreationally, legally in canada. we spoke to one of those folks. >> i think we can be a shining example to our friends and neighbors down south. a very dynamic legalization community down there. to see that canada is pulling it off.
i think that should give them a little moose and hope that it's possible and it should happen. >> the legal age here is 18 years old in order to have recreational marijuana. those that can't make to it the over 100 stores opening in canada, it will be order online. >> that's interesting. how there this affect the united states if at all? >> well, there's a couple of thoughts here. problems people think they're fearing about the border. issues about perhaps legal canadian marijuana making its way to the black market in the u.s. u.s. customs and border patrol says that it's illegal to cross the border with marijuana. they also are saying that those that work in canada's legal marijuana industry need to watch out. they could be blocked from coming into the united states if they're coming here for business working in the marijuana industry. take a listen.
>> marijuana is illegal in the united states. so the use, sale, production, distribution could render someone inadmissible to the united states. >> dana, nine states in the united states have recreational marijuana legal. two more states have it on the ballot. that includes michigan and north dakota. both are border states. dana? >> thank you. the man behind two of the most beloved children's characters is hanging it up tomorrow after nearly 50 years. carroll spiny has played big bird and oscar the group since the show debuted in 1969. the show tweeting a message where he said before i came to sesame street, i didn't feel like i did was very important. big bird help me find my purpose. the good news is, spinney said he intends to remain an ambassador for the show. i watched big bird and the group
every day. i'm a big fan. you can follow "the daily briefing" on twitter at "the daily briefing" and follow us on instagram and facebook. we would love to meet up with you there. the news never stops. i'm dana perino. up next, here's shep. >> shepard: it's noon on the west coast. 3:00 in washington. 10:00 p.m. istanbul where we're hearing gruesome new details about now what clearly appeared to be the murder of a washington most contributor inside the saudi arabiian consulate, ripping off his fingers, chopping off his head and playing music while a doctor hacked up his body. those are the facts that we're we're hearing. there's word some suspects have ties to the crown prince. president trump says don't jump to conclusions and we need the saudis right now. the feds tracking a m