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officials and experts will tell us the chance of bill nelson conceding or if it's flitched to rick scott, it's a lot higher rather than dragging things out with lawsuits. so far, neither side backing down. gillian: we'll track all of this overnight. we'll be back tomorrow. leland: the news continues from new york. at the start of the fox news alert, on the growing draw dray ma over the midterms. welcome to america's news he'd quarters. i'm eric shawn. arthel: i'm arrest they'll no vile. florida's -- neville. doug mcelway has the latest. >> reporter: the official announcement coming down moments ago from the florida secretary of state. there will be a recount of the governor's race and the senate race. that while two election observers sent here by the florida department of elections told the miami herald this morning they've seen no evidence of criminal activity in the
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administration of tuesday's elections here in broward county. that is the same message that was sent to us in a press conference by a member of the board of elections here just moments ago. here's what she said. >> the allegations of fraud, those are serious charges to recklessly offer out there. there's no basis for it. to give a claim of fraud without any evidence, i think is unacceptable. >> reporter: it's interesting to note that brenda snipes, the actual supervisor of elections here in broward county, did not attend that press conference. the press conference that she called. there was no explanation given for why she did not show up. we spoke just a little while ago with an attorney for governor rick scott who said there's not only incompetence in this board of elections, but aggressive intentional incompetence. here's what he told us. >> it's like the clowns in the volkswagen, they keep coming out and you think how many more could they have in there, they
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keep coming out and there's more today. >> reporter: are they overwhelmingly democratic voters? >> of course. this is -- that's why they're here. i mean, you know, willie sutton robbed the bank, that's where the money is. democrats come here because that's where the votes are. >> reporter: he also told us after the machine count happens, if the margin of difference between two candidates is less than one quarter of 1%, then you get the hand count. it's going to take some time. the deadline for the completion of the hand count is november 18th. that's eight days of the kind of confusion and chaos and protests that you see behind me. back to you. arthel: thank you very much for that update. eric. the demonstrateers on both sides are protesting in broward. let's bring in our panel, antoine, the founder and ceo of blueprint strategy and elana.
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let me start with you, antoine. your reaction that there will be a recount? >> florida is doing what florida always does and that's make america wait again. i'm hangfuthankful there is a r. what's most important is that americans feel good about the vote they cast, about the most sacred thing we have in our democracy and that is our vote. it needs to be counted. the election should be fair and the process should be fair. i'm willing to wait this out until we see what the end is going to be. but also after this is over, i think it's so important that boys and girls, democrats and republicans get together and figure out how we not let this happen again becaus american cis shouldn't have to sit on edge of their seat to determine how an election went after they cast their vote. we've had long lines in many places, now we have the long wait. what's your reaction to the recount? >> i agree with a lot of what
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antoine said. four days after election, you're still counting the votes. that's ridiculous. as a graduate of broward county high school and florida state university, i want to see all the votes counted. we need to have a good process. the fact we're going in and changing things and finding things and validating questionable ballots four days later, that's not acceptable. >> when you say finding things, what do you specifically mean by that? this is part of the credible process of counting -- are they finding bags of votes in the closet? >> we're hearing of 204 votes that came in afterwards, that are sitting aside. those were questionable ones. the 20 votes that were claimed -- they claimed were invalid after the fact. this is not unusual for broward county. in 2000, i lived in tallahassee, this seems like deja vu. we had the same problem in 2000. the fact that we're dealing with this 18 years later, this is a
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little bit embarrassing for >america. >your reaction?>> the most dange can do is make assumptions. all we hear from the right and some in the right wing media say we heard, this is what we understand. we have to let the process play out and not assume what we do not know. i think it's so important that we deal only in fact because this should not be a partisan issue. it should not be something that the right will take and use as a talking point or object to throw at the base, to question the integrity of the election, regardless of how it plays out. i think we have to chill out with the whole assumptions of this is what we heard or this is what we may have read or saw on social media but wait until the process plays itself out. i think that's so important. >> the authorities have said that there's no evidence of voter fraud despite the claims by the president and others about that. here's the statement, we saw one in the news conference within the last hour and-a-half and where they said there's no evidence of all this. this is what they said yet.
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the department of law enforcement said the fdle communicated with the department of state and indicated they have no allegations of fraud. we offered our assistance in the event any criminal activities are identified. do you have faith that the process will be done correctly, legally and fairly? >> well, i certainly hope so. i think all of us would like to be more united across the country. if it's not, it's proven that it's not, i think it will cause further division. i don't have a great amount of faith because like i said, being a resident of florida for so many years, this happens frequently and it always happens there in broward. so i like to be hopeful. i would like to feel that everything is going to come out right and i'm very hopeful and i pray that it will. but i can't say i have a 100% confidence in that. >> you should. you should. you should, because we just heard from florida officials saying there's no evidence of voter fraud that we've seen or
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they detected. i'm quite certain in this environment, anything -- if there was a slight bit of wrong-doing in an any any way wd have heard it from the president on down to dog catchers in florida about wrong-doing because it would have been blamed on the democrat. >> let's let the process play out, just like you said, antoine. >> absolutely. >> final word. people are criticizing brenda snipes. looking at her record, they deabsentee ballots in 2004. they lost them. they lost absentee ballots in 2016. she said that was a mistake. do you have faith in her stewardship of what's going on now. there's a lot of questions aimed at her. >> i have complete faith. >> antoine, go ahead. >> i'm sorry. i have complete faith in the process. i have complete faith in her. because again, if there was any ounce of wrong-doing we would have heard it by now. i think officials are watching the process very closely.
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they would have intervened very quickly had there been a notion or idea of wrong-doing. >> last word. >> i would have to say there's been a lack of transparency in the process and again, i'm not 100% sure we're going to have the outcome that is completely fair and honest. >> we'll see when the outcome comes. certainly all eyes are on florida yet again. hopefully no hanging chads, remember those after we went through that in 2000. we'll see, the recount is on, has been ordered. >> don't remind us. >> i know. we'll see how this goes. thanthank you both. >> thank you so much. arthel: chad might in arizona. there's a hotly contested arizona senate race there still undecided. the latest tally shows kyrsten sinema increasing her lead over republican martha mcsally. election officials say they may not have a winner until next week. garrett teny is in washington to fill us in. hey, garrett. >> reporter: as of friday, there were roughly 272,000 votes that
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still need todd be counted according to arizona's secretary of state. right now, kyrsten sinema is ahead by just about 20,000 votes. that change came after thousands of mail-in ballots were corrected after election day. most other counties don't allow. on friday, republicans and democrats reached an agreement in court that gives all of the state's 15 counties until wednesday to address problems with ballots, something that republicans hoping will help close the gap. >> right now the democrats have a strategy of making sure that folks who live in small towns across arizona, live in drum done -- trump country, their votes don't count. they want two sets of rules, one to help democrats vote and one to make it harder for republicans to vote. that sort of system is not constitutional, it's not going to work in arizona.
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>> reporter: the secretary of state's office says around 10,000 ballots will be affected by the agreement which is fewer than the number mcsally needs to take the lead. that is why sinema's group issued a statement, saying she will steadily built her advantage and be be elected to u.s. senate. in georgia, stacy sa abrams is refusing to concede to brian kemp. her campaign is waging a number of lawsuits in an effort to get absentee ballots counted. a judge ruled in favor of the effort and her campaign chair said they will continue to take legal action as necessary until every vote is counted and every voice is heard. we will continue to fight for every vote. that effort is still a bit of a long shot. kim is more than 63,000 -- kemp is more than 63,000 votes ahead of abrams. there are roughly 21,000 votes that could be affected by the
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court challenges, so fewer than the number needed to force a runup which is why kemp started his transition to the governor's office. arthel: thank you very much for the update. a fox news alert, on the sad death toll that is rising in the fire zone in california. 11 people have been confirmed dead as wildfires rage on both sides of the state, forces hundreds of thousands of people to every actuate. we'll be talking to cal fire's deputy chief for an update on all the unfolding disasters. first we have team coverage on all this. adam klaus is standing by to look at the weather conditions we can expect. let's go first with jeff paul in southern california with what is happening in his part of the state. hi, jeff. >> reporter: hi, eric. the fire doubling in size, exploding overnight here in southern california. now at 70,000 acres and it is growing at 0% containment. firefighters saying it was a rough night out here last night, as you see, the fire moving in
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from the canyon, heading all the way out to malibu to where the beach communities are out there burning right up to the ocean water. 200,000, up to 250,000 in fact residents being displaced right now, being evacuated and when some of those folks finally get a chance to return home, they are finding a scene they were not hoping for. take a listen. >> it's important to be positive about the future because there's nothing you can do about mother nature. it is what it is. like i said, we'll rebuild and we got the basics. unfortunately, i have the memories but a lot of it's in rubble on the ground. >> reporter: some of the communities out here very rural, a lot of ebbin equestrian commu, a lot of horses. as you look at this live picture, you can see a few of the hourses, some of the hundreds that have been rescued,
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some folks not having the trailers or the time to get their horses out and there have been volunteers and people lining up with trailers to get some of those horses out. a couple other notes to mention. there were two deaths reported in the area of this fire. investigators are looking into that to see if it is fire related. we're hearing of a few cases of looting. authorities reassuring residents that they'll be out here and they'll be making arrests if they see any of that behavior moving forward. >> thanks so much. arrest they'll. arthel: and meantime, little rainfall, warm temperatures and gusty winds all helping to fuel the rapidly spreading fires there, the deadly wildfires. meteorologist adam klaus is in the fox extreme weather center with the latest on the conditions. adam. >> unfortunately, things aren't looking to improve a whole lot in the next couple days. we have a brief window when the winds will die down. as far as rainfall goes,
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completely clear and that isn't going to change. the air is bone dry. we have a couple red flag warnings through portions of southern california, north of los angeles where we're currently seeing the fire, the big one that jeff paul was talk about president but continuing to see the red flag warnings stretching all the way to san diego in the northern part of the state where we have the camp fire, three hours north of sacramento all a big area where the conditions are still ripe where wildfires could spread, wildfires could start in the next kicoupledays because the a. there isn't any rain on the horizon. the drought monitor, most of california under a moderate drought, some spots getting to severe drought. without rain in the next couple days, this will only persist through the weekend. the big story has been and will be the winds that have been driving and fueling the fires. it was so windy the last couple days, we have today, and this is big for firefighters, there's a window here and we begin to pick up winds at 15 miles an hour so
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nothing across the state as of right now. it stays relatively calm here throughout the entire day on saturday but as you get later into the evening, you begin to see these winds beginning to pop back up. it does look like by saturday night into sunday, unfortunately arthel, that's when the winds really pick back up again, 15 to 30-mile-an-hour winds. those will be back tonight into sunday. so firefighters have a little bit of a window today and then things get worse once again. arthel: oh, boy. adam klaus, thank you very much. joining me now on the phone for more on this is california fire deputy chief, scott mcclain. thank you for taking time to speak with us. if i could start by getting the latest update on these wildfire as you see it and also if you could talk to us about the weather conditions that adam just reported, how they're impacting your efforts to battle these blazes. >> i'll start with the camp fire where i'm standing right now. it's 100,000 acres, only grew 10,000 overnight. i understand that's kind of a --
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it sounds sad that it only grew 10,000 acres. it grew 90,000 acres in less than a day and-a-half. we increased the containment to 20% which is a good direction we're going in on that. as far as red flag warnings, yes, they canceled them yesterday morning, earlier than anticipated. the winds did start to diminish some, able to get aircraft up into the air. aircraft were able to fly. it's the effectiveness of the retardant drop. we've got aircraft on it. we've got 3300 individuals assigned to this incident. so the boots on the ground, we're doing a lot of hard work because of the winds starting to die down. they knew that and anticipated another red flag warning had the potential of coming in. it will be starting again this evening and going into monday. so they're preparing for that as well. arthel: no doubt, you're the best at the best of battling these wildfires jeff paul just
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reported two people have been killed. of course, chief mcclain, saving lives first, people and animals, then property. tell us about your efforts to ensure the safety of the residents who got caught offguard by the swift-moving wildfires. we're showing video from inside a car as residents are trying to drive out through the fire. >> right. i was on the fire the first day of the camp fire. think of it this way. at 9:00 in the morning it turned pitch black because of all the fire in paradise. i was driving through the streets of paradise. there was lines of vehicles, of civilian that's were trapped. we moved them into temporary refuge areas and assigned engines to them to protect them. nobody got out that quickly just because of the mass of fire that came through. the fire started about 6:30 in the morning, about 10 acres, and within a few moments it grew to
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100 acres. then it went to 200, 500, 600, up to 1,000 in a matter of minutes and escalated from the small community of kolga into konkow into the community of paradise. paradise is a retirement community. very old town. population of about 27,000. it's decimated that town. arthel: have you been able to get to all the residents, as far as you know? >> we're still working on that. the rescues are continuing, believe it or not. we keep finding a few people here and there. people were fleeing with whatever -- however they could. i was driving up one of the roads and the smoke clearedded for a moment and i came upon a little old lady in a wheelchair, holding onto her puppy, wheeling down the road to safety. we got her to a hospital. that's the type of thing that took place the first day. arthel: thank god you got the lady and her puppy for sure. and chief, listen, without the
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extraordinary firefighters and first responders, these fires don't get extinguished. tell us how you're rotating crews and shifts to battle the round the clock blaze. >> there's less than 1,000 fire departments within the state of california. we all help each other. we band together, forest service and all to get the job done. you were right earlier, it's all life safety the first day of the camp fire, nothing but rescue. we couldn't fight the fires because we had so many people to take care of. now we're fighting the fire, making some progress. the fires just grew exp exponentially. it's difficult to stop them. the crews, the rotation is taking place now. aircraft as i said earlier are flying. we're getting help from above as well with the effective drops, due the lack of wind. keep in mind, earlier this year when we were dealing with all those fires, we had 14,000
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individuals assigned to various fires in the state. we received resources from 17 states, the army, the national guard even australia. we have a continued capability to request resources from outside the state if we need to. arthel: chief, deputy chief, scott mcclean, stay safe and keep up the hard work and we're all watching and wishing you the very best here. thank you very much. >> thank you. >> absolutely. the nation pausing this weekend before veterans day. remembering those who bravely served in world war i. tomorrow marks the 100th anniversary of the end of that global conflict. coming up we'll take you to the national world war i museum and memorial in kansas city to show you how those who fought are being honored one century later. plus, the president is in france at this hour, marking the end of that global conflict. he will have dinner with
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frenchment president macron later this hour. we're live in paris with that straight ahead, here on the fox news channel. smile dad. i take medication for high blood pressure and cholesterol. but they might not be enough to protect my heart. adding bayer aspirin can further reduce the risk of another heart attack. because my second chance matters. be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen.
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arthel: a fox news alert, president trump and french president emmanuel macron meeting for talks in paris. you see some pictures there of
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president macron and his wife arriving for the downtur dinner. the leaders are trying to lower tensions over european defense. their meeting coming during a weekend ceremony in france marking 100 years since the end of world war i. chief white house correspondent john roberts is live in paris with more. john? >> reporter: arthel, good evening from paris. president trump will be leaving very shortly where he will join with french president emmanuel macron for that dinner, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of the great war, the first world war. the president was supposed to take part in ceremonies at the cemetery, the american cemetery, about 50 miles outside of paris today. his helicopter was grounded because of bad weather. there was no other alternative to get him there. you don't want to drive the president 50 miles through the french countryside with a
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motorcade when you haven't properly secured the route. general john kelly and joe doneford went to the ceremony on the president's behalf, placing a wreath to honor the service members who were resting there. the president began his day with a meeting at president macron. the weekend got off to a rocky start after macron said earlier in the week that europe needed a true european army to protect europe with respect to russia, china, even the united states. the president tweeted he found macron's words, quote, insulting and at the meeting they had a full slate of issues to discuss which included the president's favorite irritant, trade. >> we will be discussing many things, not only military and aid and nato and others but we'll also be discussing trade and we've been discussing that for a little while. i think we made a lot of
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progress. we'll see if we can get it over the line as they say. we'll see what happens but trade is very important. >> reporter: macron's statement earlier in the week seemed to be only a temporary setback because by the time the meetings and lunch was over, everything seemed back the way it was between the two leaders, handshakes and hugs and kisses all around. not between the two leaders but certainly the first ladies of both countries. macron tweeting later, we just had a very good conversation with president trump on counter terrorism, european defense, syria, the gulf region, libya and many other interests of common interest. there are a lot of observers here in europe who are saying the reason why macron is talking tough about european protection is because he has become very unpopular here in france in just the last few months. his poll numbers dipping to a 29% approval rating. just to be clear here, macron is
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taken by many people in the united states as being a popular leader. he's not, 29% is not a particularly good number, pales in comparison to president trump's approval rating which is anywhere between 39 and 52%, depending on which poll you look at, with the average being at 42%. the president starts off his day tomorrow with a ceremony and he goes to america's cemetery outside of paris for commemorative service there. arthel: 8:28 p.m. there in paris. john roberts, thank you. ♪ eric: tomorrow marks the 100th a anniversary of the arm cities that ended wor end world. the conflict may be history. we live with the results today. so i went to kansas city where the lessons remain very real.
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>> the world marks the 100th an versally of the arm cities tt ended world war i. it cemented america's role at a global power. >> the world came undone during those years. and if it was ever really put back together, it was put back together differently wearing the wounds of world war i that we continued to live with today. >> reporter: matthew mailer is the president of the world war one museum in kansas city. the memorial is unique. funded in 1919 by local residents who raised $2.5 million in just 10 days. that's $40 million today to build it. the memorial was dedicated in
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1926 and all five allied commanders from the war attended as did president calvin coolidge. the museum and kansas city skyline is dominated by the giant liberty memorial tower. it commands a sweeping view of the city and serve as a power,, a reminder of the sacrifices of so century ago continue to resinate. the first global conflict was so barbaric, the world of modern mechanized warfare, use of gas of western front and untold new ways for mass killing, a lot more than 9 million dead over 4 years. >> we soon learned that there was enough coffins, never enough ways to bury the dead and caused the world really, i think, to gasp and step back. >> the war started in 1914 and america entered in april 2nd of
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1917 joining allies britain, france and russia against germany and its allies. >> the french warfare was brutal. >> terrible. your friends are going up and many being killed and when is it your turn to do that. >> our involvement with intervention and international affairs. >> you can't think of the 20th century, the american century without understanding the impact that world war i had in u.s. under world stage, world war i burst as modern america. a major player in international affairs, a tremendous industrial and financial power house, a champion of ideals, that's what drew the u.s. into the car. >> but today the first world war and our countri' contribution to its victory have largely receded from the national consciousness,
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the last american veteran died 7 years ago at age 110 but legacy and the sacrifices of more than 4 million others who served and the 116th thousand u.s. troops who died remains. >> the tragedy is once you get past fourth generation we tend to forget. part of our work here is to remember those who served and continue to tell the story and learn from the enduring impact of the world. >> that includes displaying touching personal letters and dairies from troops overseas and highlighting the world's legacy that lasts today. >> the reality we live in war shadow 100 years later, every day we wake up dealing with consequences of decisions made and actions taken during world war i. and so our work is about examining that with the hope to create a more just and prosperous future.
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midterms. arthel: joining me now eric shelton, thanks for being here. >> arthel, thanks for having me on. arthel: very good, very good. listen, president trump has already made major moves, some were telegraphed or amplified within hours after midterms, we have 16 working days left this year for the house, 19 days for senate, what more do you think we can expect for the president to take advantage of the gop control? >> it'll be interesting thing to see because donald trump was really in his element during the election, he is a performer and loves to be on stage, the midterm election gave him the opportunity to be on stage 2, 3 times a day before adoring crowds and really energized him, seemed to make him happy, put him in good mood and he was disappointed and recognized that his efforts on behalf of the candidates he was stumping for
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could be heard if he said things that were too outrageous, once the election was over, he seems to have lost the happy energy he had on stage and seems to have lost a bit of discipline, i think, if you see the disastrous press conference he had on wednesday, that gives you an indication of, you know, sort of the post election letdown that the president has been feeling and he's going to have to recover from that if he's going to have any blame-duck agenda. arthel: eric, let me talk about two retiring senators, jeff flake, bob corker of tennessee, senator to protect mueller, status, investigation, corker on record admonishing the president and others for using scared tactics concerning the caravan, so do you think the lame-duck senator wills try to block anymore last-minute moves by president trump? >> well, i think, you know, the actions on -- on the caravan, a
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lot of that is on executive order and it's probably going to be more the courts that are going to affect that than what happens in the senate in the short term. jeff flake, it's interesting to see whether he will have any effect on the mueller investigation at this point. my guess with the mueller investigation is that now attorney general, acting attorney general matt whittaker is not likely to make any full effort to shut down the mueller investigation and -- arthel: resources to carry it out, you're right, we will see what happens there.
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matt whittaker to be acting attorney general positioning him ahead of rod rosenstein after the president fired jeff sessions which has a right to do, now i want to talk about lindsey graham, senator lindsey graham of south carolina, he was on record saying that there would be holy hell to pay if senator fired jeff sessions, however, last summer when senator graham has said he has softened stance, what political pressure is senator graham under and can you talk about the senators, the political calculus behind switch to president trump's public defender and will there be a political payout for him? >> well, you know, that's been some suggestion that maybe he's in line for the attorney general spot, it's not clear that he would want that, but, you know, i do think that -- that even though it's within the
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president's purview to fire his attorney general that having somebody who is an acting attorney general when you've got such significant legal issues going on is bad for an administration and so i think that one thing that lindsey graham is probably doing with -- with president trump is encouraging him to make a selection as soon as he can of someone who it would actually be approved by the senate and perhaps during this lame-duck session. arthel: appreciate you coming on, we will talk to you again soon. >> arthel, always a pleasure. arthel: thank you. eric: critics are slamming acting attorney general matt whittaker, so is the appointment on solid legal ground and was he pick today derail mueller and his team? our next guest is former justice department attorney general who will join us with his analysis
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arthel: some lawmakers expressing concern about the fate of russia investigation after president trump appointed mat thui -- matthew whittaker as acting attorney general. >> the active attorney general matthew whittaker is under pressure from the left, he needs to recuse from special counsel investigation in part because of previous comments he made about the russia probe, comments such as this. >> i could see a scenario where jeff sessions is replaced with recess appointment and that attorney general doesn't fire bob mueller but he just reduce it is budget so low that his investigation grinds to almost halt. >> democrats are accusing the president of trying to undermine the russia probe, top democrats, 3 in the house and one in the senate telling committees plan
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to investigate sessions' departure, quote, confirm that the white house has preserved all materials related to any investigations by the special counsel's office and ask that they preserve all materials related to the departure of attorney general jeff sessions. president trump says the scrutiny is par for the course when it comes to his appointee. >> he was very, very highly thought of and still is highly thought of and only comes up because anybody that works for me they do a number on them but matt whittaker is a very smart man, very respected man in the law enforcement community, very respected at the top of the line. >> he also told reporters he doesn't know mr. whittaker. the president reiterated that on twicer friday evening that he had no social contact with the acting agn october president trump told fox news he knew him. >> i don't know matt whittaker, worked for jeff sessions and he was always extremely highly thought of and he still is.
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>> i can tell you matt whittaker is a great guy, i know matt whittaker. >> on friday reporters asked the president if he discussed the mueller probe with whittaker, president trump said he did not speak to matt whittaker about it and again said he did not know him, reporting in washington, d.c. i'm ellison barber fox news. arthel: thank you very much, eric, over to you. eric: let's go to matthew, former justice department attorney general, senior fellow at institute. you heard the critics say, they think the fix is in with whittaker, democrats say he was picked to protect the president, how do you see it? >> well, i think he was pick today be acting attorney general and i think he is unlikely to take any traumatic moves, if the press reports are accurate, the mueller investigation is drawing to a close and i think it would be best to let it run its course and given that he's the acting attorney general it would be unusual for him to take any
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dramatic actions given that he's in that acting role but the quickest way to resolve this is to get a permanent attorney general in place and the president has a lot of good choices in that regard. eric: we will get to that in a moment after the commercial but in terms of his criticism of the mueller probe, is raising the issue of whether or not the president can even be indicted while in office and saying that the mueller probe should be limited and reportedly said it's crazy. you don't think that affected the president's picking of his choice at all? >> well, i obviously don't know what the full reasoning was for picking mr. whittaker, former u.s. attorney and as we know there are people that say things outside of office or before they are appointed, once they are in direction they are following direction of administration, i would be surprised if we saw any dramatic changes to the direction of the mueller probe. eric: we will take that up in just a moment and alsoly ask you
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who you think the president could potentially pick as not the acting attorney general but the nominee which, of course, has to be approved by the senate, we will get to that in just a moment when we continue our conversation here in fox news channel right after this. stay with us. you always pay your insurance on time.
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eric: we are back with matthew, former justice department. who is on your horizon to be nominated as ag? >> i think the president has a number of good options, one person that has been discussed in conservative and republican legal circles secretary of labor alex acosta, former supreme court clerk, he's had bipartisan support, confirmed by the senate four times, four different positions, there are a number of names out there as well, bill barr, former attorney general for george h.w. bush, i know janice brown has been mentioned, those are 3 names, there are a lot more out there but, you know, i think the president has got a lot of good choices, i was giving him advice i would say make a choice quickly because that'll be bring stability to the department of justice and leadership. eric: and finally, just less
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than a minute left, when you say quickly, we are coming into recess into the the holidays and the session will be in session and then it will be in january, when do you think this would happen? >> well, i mean, ideally they would try and push it through with the remaining time they have this calendar year recognizing that the judiciary committee will have to hold hearings, i hope early january, so i'm hoping that folks on the president's staff are talking to senators mcconnell and shuim tore make sure they get floor time as quickly as possible to get the nomination through. eric: there's the message to getting it done quickly and we should see matthew heiman. >> thank you. arthel: thank you for joining us, we will be back at 4:00, we may come in with breaking news from florida, thank you very much for joining us. much for joining us.
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paul: welcome to the journal editorial report as we wrap up a busy midterm election i'm paul gigot and we begin with the ouster of attorney general jeff sessions, admitted resignation on wednesday at the "of president trump ending 10-year mark over decision to recuse himself from russian interference in 2016 campaign, the president announcing via twitter that matthew whitaker would take over as acting attorney general until


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