tv Special Report With Bret Baier FOX News November 16, 2018 3:00pm-4:00pm PST
returning safe and sound to the. >> greg: good thing it isn't hump day. >> dana: that's it for us. i'm sure you have had enough. "special report" is up next. hey, bret. >> bret: never enough, dana. thank you. this is a fox news alert. i'm bret baier in washington. major news on two disputed midterm election battles. moments ago democrat stacey abrams ended her campaign and said she cannot win but still wouldn't call it a concession speech. her hard fought effort to overtake republican brian kemp in the georgia's governor's race. in fiery remarks abrams claimed democracy failed georgia but added she will no longer stand in the way of officials certifying kemp as the winner. meantime in florida, they are doing it the old fashioned way tonight. a hand recount of votes underway to find out who won the u.s. senate race in the state. while the governor's race appears over after a machine count and will be officially certified next week.
republican ron desantis has declared victory for the second time. the democrat in that race, andrew gillum retracted his concession earlier this week and has not conceded again vowing as of a couple hours ago to fight on. we have fox team coverage peter doocy at the broward county election headquarters again tonight with the florida story but we start off with the breaking news steve harrigan in atlanta with the very confusing message from stacey abrams. good evening. >> you are right this was a fiery angry speech by abrams and puzzling as well. she acknowledged that she lost the governor's race in georgia to brian kemp. kemp got 50.2% of the vote. he had a lead of about 50,000 votes out of 4 million cast. so kemp really just managed to avoid a run off election he had dipped under 50% that would have happened next month. he avoided that abrams tried to gather and prove she had 17,000 more votes coming. she was unable to do it. so she gives her concession
speech and at the same time says it's not really a concession. here's abrams. >> watch an election official who claimed to represent the people in the state baldly hoax for election on the suppression of the people democrat's right to vote has been truly appalling. so, let's be clear, this is not a speech of concession. >> it certainly didn't sound like a typical concession speech either. abrams said in a concession speech you're supposed to say nice things about the race and the other candidate. she was having none of that she said the democracy had failed the voters in georgia. there was voter suppression across the state and blamed brian kemp who was the chief election officer, the secretary of state. she said he ran a vicious campaign. as for kemp himself, who has been working with transition officials, earlier he said abrams was having temper tantrums but his tone has
changed dramatically after this press conference by abrams. kemp issued the following statement. i appreciate her passion, hard work and commitment to public service. so what we're seeing now is really a bitter end to a bitter fight in a really closely contested contest in georgia. abrams just 44 years old will now be a private citizen but we could likely see her in future races for governor or senator in georgia. back to you. >> bret: no phone call we know of between the two campaigns? >> also is lacking the traditional phone call, the kemp team learned about it from this concession speech which was not a concession speech. >> bret: all right. steve harrigan live in atlanta. steve, thank you. there is also plenty of uncertainty in florida tonight. a hand recount of ballots for senate moves towards resolution one vote at a time. correspondent peter doocy is in lawyere law der hill florida.
there are outstanding mail ballots with improper signatures that could be fixed by 5:00 p.m. tomorrow. that is according to a spreadsheet just posted by bill nelson's lawyer. 5700 is less than half as many as they need to win because their vote total isn't exactly being beefed up by the recount. >> at the hand recount there was a lot of head-scratching like who did this person prefer when he or she voted for both rick scott and bill nelson or what exactly does this bubble on the right mean? then, did this person know that none of the candidates live in the magic kingdom when writing in mickey mouse? things got hazy in columbia county when a vote for willie nelson could be for bill nelson, despite the confusion, ronna mcdaniel saw nothing improper in broward county. >> i sat at a table doing the hand recount. i will tell you it was very fair. there was no dissension. everybody was getting along. >> democrat bill nelson's lawyer posted a photo of a contested ballot and wrote
this is why we have manual recounts. but, there is a math problem for nelson. most ballots in broward put on the projector today for review looked like this one. the senate race was blank. it's called an under vote and it doesn't go to either candidate. making it harder for nelson to make up the more than 12,000 votes he needs to catch scott. scott spokesman said today bill nelson has served the country and the state of florida for decades. his d.c. lawyers don't care about his legacy. awful they care about is changing florida's election laws ahead of the 2020 presidential race. there is no sign nelson will drop out though. instead he is digging in, asking supporters for money appeal his team will spend countless millions more file frivolous lawsuits and cry voter fraud over and over again to come out on top. to say do that we need your hip. brenda snipes doesn't want any help. unfazed even though the state didn't recognize her machine recount results because they were sent two minutes late. >> we are confident what was
an unbelievable task. >> broward county turned in results to be on purpose to wipe out machine recount losses by the democrat nelson. >> the same staff that successfully uploaded broward county's results to the state website on saturday somehow forgot how to upload results to the website by thursday. i'm just not buying it. >> it's going to be a long night here in broward county. the canvassing board still has seven bins of ballots to go through and they have got to decide whether each other belongs to nelson or scott or nobody. they have to do it one at a time. all the while lawyers for both sides are sitting in folding chairs just waiting to spring up with an objection at any time. bret in. >> bret: we will continue to watch that meantime on the governor's race nkt the machine recount has been finished. ron desantis finished up 33,000 plus votes over andrew gillum. gillum in the last few hours
on twitter says the deadline has been extended make sure check your vote by mail and provisional ballot by saturday 5:00 p.m. and instructing people count every vote. our path forward is clear suck though even though he conceded once and took that back he is not ready to concede again yet. >> no. he is using these social media accounts that helped fuel his rise here in florida to check to make sure that their mail ballot or provisional ballot has not been disqualified because of a faulty signature. again, that only deals with several thousand votes, far fewer than he needs to come back to overtake ron desantis in first place. doesn't sound like we will hear anything close to a concession from him or bill nelson until at the very earliest tomorrow at 5:00. doesn't sound like there is going to be any action until court challenges that could come on tuesday when the secretary of state tries to certify these races. >> bret: that's the big day. tuesday the 20th. a lot going on. peter doocy down in florida.
thank you. ohio democratic congressman meantime marcia fudge says she will decide after thanksgiving whether to challenge nancy pelosi for the job of house speaker in the next congress. the two women met this morning for about 45 minutes. fudge called that session a very open and frank discussion and said some democrats want new leadership because they feel left out and left behind. pelosi called it a candid and respectful conversation. out west, the numbers are staggering. in california wildfires tonight, officials are saying 631 people are still unaccounted for in and around the city of paradise. what was the city of paradise. the death toll has climbed officially to 63 is expected to rise far more than that claudia cowan is live in chico. good evening, claudia. >> good evening to you, bret. hundreds of wild wire
evacuees are now living at encampment here at the chico walmart. they are getting donations of food and of clothing. this is just a short-term solution to a long term problem as the misery grows and the death toll rises. >> it is, again, my very sad duty to report that we have located seven additional human remains. >> the nightmare keeps getting worse from the california wildfires as the death toll climbs. 63 people now confirmed dead from the camp fire in northern california. three more in the southern part of the state. that's more than this year's destructive hurricanes where 53 people died in hurricane florence and 45 in hurricane michael. those trying to identify the dead say many of the remains are so badly burned even d.n.a. analysis won't work. >> we may never be able to identify all the remains that are found. however, my colleagues and i are hopeful that in the
cases where identification is possible that that will provide some kind of meaningful closure. >> and, still, no closure for hundreds of families as the number of those reported as missing skyrocketed to more than 600. >> now we're going back through all of the records that were generated during the most intense portions of this event, when people were calling 911 and we were logging information in there. so we have gone through and mined all that democrat and it a collected it. >> this is -- what's left of three houses in paradise. there was no time to grab anything. none. >> greg nash is one of some 52,000 people driven from their homes. >> my entire family, all of our houses are gone. and you just don't know what have you got until it's gone. you really don't. >> but, by sunday, nash and hundreds of others will have to leave this tent city at a chico walmart as this makeshift evacuee camp will be shut down leaving those left homeless by the fire
scrambling to find a place to stay. >> this is not going to be a short-term situation. it's not weeks. it's not months. the whole community is essentially been wiped out. >> president trump will visit fire damaged areas tomorrow during his trip to california. but today he told "fox news sunday" chris wallace that there needs to be better forest management. >> it can be not only stopped but made much better. at a minimum it can be made much better. we need forest management. >> >> meantime city officials are trying to come up with a plan to house all of these people because not only is this encampment set to close on sunday, but rain is in the forecast for next week. bret? >> bret: claudia cowan live in chico tonight. thank you. president trump may be close to turning in his homework essentially to the special counselor. the president says he has completed a list of questions from investigators and he says he did it himself.
correspondent rich edson reports from the white house tonight president trump claims he has personally finished answering special counsel robert mueller's questions. >> they were my answers. i don't know lawyers for that you need lawyers to go over some of the answers. >> the president is hearing he is ending the mueller investigation is going to end soon. >> it's going to be just fine. you know why it's going to be fine? there is no collusion. >> president tweeted of mueller and his team they are screaming and shouting at people threatening them to come up with the answers they want. they are a disgrace to our nation and don't care how many lives they ruin. when asked this afternoon what specifically prompted that outburst, the president says it's just the continuation of the mueller investigation which he said should have never happened. acting attorney general matthew whitaker now oversees that probe. before taking that job, he was critical of the special counsel, some congressional
republicans are pushing the white house to soon submit an attorney general nominee. >> i think a lot of the questions involving mr. whitcher and the acting ag could be eliminated if we had a nominee and my understanding is the white house is starting to look into that and but i don't have any -- as i told you this morning, i don't have any indication of time line or hot candidates are. >> senator cornyn suspects the commitment to protect the investigation will be front and center during the hearing confirmation hearing. once the president submits his written answers to the special counsel, it's unclear what happens next. indictments or evidence against those close to the president or information damaging enough democrats push impeachment through the house. though if mueller's report fall short of more indictments or strong indications of collusion, house democrats would have to weigh whether impeoplement is worth the risk. given the political consequences of the last political impeachment. a source tells fox news the president did not submit his
answers today in special counsel. also this afternoon at the white house the president announced is he nominating andrew wheeler as his administrator to the environmental protection agency. wheeler is acting in that role now. bret? >> bret: rich edson live on the north lawn. rich, thank you. as rich mentioned president trump recognized seven extraordinary americans with the presidential medal of freedom today. it is the government's highest civilian honor the list posthumously elvis presley antonin scalia and babe ruth. dallas starbuck. retired minnesota supreme court justice and former nfl star allen page as well as retiring utah senator orrin hatch and republican donor mere yum alleged son wife of sheldon avildsen. president trump has a message for the media. behave or else. this comes as the judge orders the administration to at least temporarily end its freeze-out of a cnn
reporter. fox news media analyst and host of fox news media buzz howie kurtz tell us what this means tonight. >> what began as a press conference clash between president trump and least favorite reporter and least favorite network morphed into a press freedom. preliminary ruling today cnn and white house correspondent jim acosta won that test for now. three days after cnn filed suit over a white house decision to suspend acosta's credentials, federal judge timothy kelly asked the pass restored while the case proceeds. a trump appointee said he wasn't ruling on whether the white house violated across taps first amendment right after last week's dust up. >> that's enough. >> pardon me ma'am. >> cnn should be ashamed of having you work for them. you are a rude, terrible person. >> in the suit, backed by fox news and a dozen other major news outlets the judge found the white house violated across taps due process saying the decision was shrouded in mystery and
shifting explanations abandoning a claim that acosta laid hands on the intern reaching for the mic. in an interview with chris wallace that will air on "fox news sunday." the president down played the decision. >> what they said though is that we have to create rules and regulations for conduct, et cetera, et cetera. we are doing that we are going to write them up right now. it's not a big deal. if he misbehaves we will throw him out or we'll stop the news conference or somebody else. i'm not just saying that about across attachment cnn writes very fake news. >> but cnn cast it as a victory for the news business. >> i want to thank all of my colleagues in the press who supported us this week. and i want to thank the judge for the decision he made today. >> the judge did not address whether across taps conduct was rude or disruptive. it was at least a symbolic win for the press over the president. bret? >> bret: we will see where this goes from here. thank you. up next is wikileaks founder julian assange a step closer to appearing in a u.s. courtroom? first, here's what some of our fox affiliates around
the country are covering tonight. wsv n miami federal investigators say designers overestimated the strength of a critical section of a florida international university pedestrian bridge that collapsed last march. six people were killed. 213 fox our affiliate in seattle as the national rifle association and other gun rights groups sued a block of new voter approved gun control measure from taking effect in washington state. the ballot initiative passed last week with 60% of the vote. it bars the sale of semiautomatic rifles to people under 21 and to people who do not live in the state. and this is a live look at denver from our affiliate fox 31. one of the big stories there tonight, governor elect jared paulis he is skeptical of the possibility colorado might bid for a future winter olympic games. he says he worries about leaving a legacy of debt for his state. that's tonight's live look outside the beltway from
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for the week the dow lost 2 and a quarter percentage point. the s&p 500 down 1 and two thirds and nasdaq down over 2: "u.s.a. today" reports private edward acosta avia was charged after being arrested over the weekend near san diego. the mexicans were allegedly hiding in the backseat of a car being driven by acosta when it was stopped by border patrol. no comments so far by his attorney there are new reports tonight that wikileaks founder julian assange could end up in a u.s. courtroom sometime soon. his name has appeared in what was apparently a mistakenly released document unrelated to the very serious charges assange could face. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge explains tonight. >> no other procedure is likely to keep confidential the fact that assange has been charged. the proposed order would need to remain sealed until assange is arrested.
six years ago assange sought refuge in london's ecuadorian embassy during arrest and prosecution. speculation about his status grew after media reporting ecuador and britain want to remove him. in 2010 then army private bradley manning gave wikileaks more than 750,000 classified and sensitive cables. >> oh, we love wikileaks. >> then candidate trump praised them after the election his cia director labeled the operation treasonous. >> it's time to call out wikileaks for what it really is. a non-state hostile intelligence service often abetted by state actors like russia. >> in a statement wikileaks said the u.s. indictment of assange is a grave violation of press freedoms. the wild card is how the assange disclosure may impact special counsel robert mueller whose investigators spent months probing wikileaks contact with political operative roger stone who seemed to
boast about insider knowledge of the clinton email hack. >> the obama administration considered charges but was cautious about whether assange and wikileaks qualified as a news organization. but the has taken a more aggressive approach, bret. >> bret: catherine, thank you. up next, get out your calculator. we will tell you what the first ever audit of the pentagon has discovered. first, beyond our borders tonight. thousands of palestinians participated in a hamas led rally along the perimeter fence dividing gaza from israel today. most of the crowd stayed several hundred yards away from that barrier. earlier this week hamas and israel fought a cross border battle of rocket attacks and airstrikes. a cease-fire there has been holding. the truce is very unpopular in israel and causing headaches for prime minister ben gentlemabenjamin netanyahu. the northern city was bombed by japanese force forces in word war ii. snapp and australia seeking
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♪ >> bret: what do you want first the good news or the bad news? the good news for lawmakers and government watchdogs have been demanding a pentagon audit for years. that audit is now complete. the bad news the pentagon failed but the defense department is trying to put a positive spin on it. national security correspondent jennifer griffin is at the pentagon to tell us how. >> good evening, bret. since 1990, congress required all government agencies to undergo an audit. the pentagon resisted arguing it was too big and unwe wouldy to comply. last december defense secretary jim mattis ordered the pentagon's first ever audit which has just been released. the headline as you mentioned is that the pentagon failed its inaugural audit but pentagon officials say that is beside the point. quote, we failed the audit but we never expected to pass it we never thought we
were going to pass an audit. everyone was betting against us that we wouldn't even do the audit. review found inventory discrepancies and the pentagon thought it owned certain buildings and instalinstallations that it no longer found found reabundant it systems in better need of cyber security. the audit cost $413 million. and was conducted by 1200 auditors who visited 900 military sites. they examined $2.7 trillion in assets. the problems will cost an estimated $559 million to fix according to the pentagon. the chairman of the house armed services committee said the audit should not be an excuse for arbitrary defense budget cuts. >> so far there has been no finding of fraud or any of that sort of thing namely the problem is that one set of financial or accounting systems cannot talk to
another. the biggest surprise may be that the bengal does not actually owns a many buildings as it thought it did. >> the audit did not get into issues of waste like that found by airmen at trafs air force base who figured out how to save taxpayer money when they learned that a special water kettle used on board warplanes cost a whopping $1,280. when the kettle's handels break they now use a 3-d printer to replicate rather than buying new kettles; air force is using 3-d printing to safe millions of taxpayer dollars for parts for older aiaircraft as well. bret? >> bret: okay, jennifer at the pentagon. thank you. thousands of navy and marine corps vets who developed post-traumatic distress disorder but were denied veterans benefits have been given the green flight sue the military. a class action lawsuit
against navy secretary richard spencers. the veterans with ptsd say they were unfairly given less than honorable discharges for minor infractions linked to their untreated mental health problems. the federal prosecutor has argued the plaintiffs could reapply for discharge upgrades under new rules put in place last year. pressure is building tonight on saudi arabia to end the fighting against rebels in yemen. the united nations says 22 million yemeni need some form of humanitarian assistance and they are not getting it. senior foreign affairs correspondent amy kellogg reports tonight explaining how all of this intensified with the killing of that saudi journalist. >> the u.n. security council met today to try to come up with a plan for ending the war in yemen. calls for an end to hostilities have increased since the murder of saudi journalist jamal khashoggi outrage over his death has led to a critical reexamination in washington of saudi arabia's policies, particularly its campaign in
yemen to dislodge the iranian-backed houthi fighters. the u.s. has supported the saudi led coalition. passions ran high on the senate floor yesterday. >> said three weeks ago that the saudi coalition should quit bombing civilian centers. the saudis have dropped 200 bombs on. it's a city where most of the humanitarian effort and food comes. in i'm not for selling f-16s to russia or to china, but i'm also not for selling any more to saudi arabia. >> the head of the world food program visited the vital court city this week. >> i'm here at this port today to send a very clear message to the world that we need to protect this port at all cost. make certain that it can function at the highest capacity. if we don't, people are going to die. >> yemen on the verge of widespread famine. babies are dying. >> mothers are not afford milk for their kids so they
are bring rice and boil it and take the water off the rice and feed the kids as if it's a milk. >> secretary of state mike pompeo in his recent call for a cease-fire insisted that the houthis must stop firing missiles at saudi arabia and then subsequently the saudis must stop bombing. the u.n. is trying to organize a meeting between the two sides in sweden this month about which at the moment it is cautiously optimistic. bret? >> bret: amy kellogg in millan. thanks. when we come back, breaking news, we have a winner in the georgia's governor race as the democrat ends her challenge but says it's not a concession. and we'll turn to florida as well. reaction from the panel after a break. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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this is not a speech of concession. because concession means to acknowledge an action is right, true, or proper. as a woman of conscious and faith i cannot concede that. but my assessment as the law currently allows no further viable remedy. i don't want to hold public office if i need to scheme my way in to the post. >> bret: stacey abrams in georgia saying she can no longer win that race for governor vote total still down by 64,000. the campaign was hoping to getting this under 50% for brian kemp so they could force a runoff. that ♪ going to happen. she is not conceding. however, she is also not preventing the officials who have to certify the race from certifying it a winner in brian kemp, the republican. kemp said the election is over and hard-working georgians are ready to move forward. we can no longer dwell on the divisive politics of the past but must focus on
georgia's bright and promising future. we will tackle the challenges to come. we will put a state that puts hard working georgias, no matter their zip code and political preference first: jonah, that's a pretty fiery speech, not one that we haven't heard before. >> it is. you will forgive my cynicism. i think it's outrageous. when donald trump said he might not honor the results of the election if he lost, everyone rightly said that was an outrageous thing to say. everyone who is beating up on donald trump for fighting democratic norms. this woman has done that in fiery prepared remarks. i think it is in part, look, there was bad hyperbole on both sides about a lot of these elections. this is part of a strategy in georgia to keep the base riled up. to say change voter laws and to make this argument that
this state belongs to us and it is all about preparing for future elections and is remarkably cynical in bad form. >> bret: there were allegations that the secretary of state brian kemp who will now be governor elect by the abrams campaign allegation that's was somehow trying to squash the vote, to try to down play turnout to somehow hold people back from voting in certain areas. specifically argue it was african-american voters. there were allegations of that but no real investigation that came forward with specifics that i know of and yet, this speech at the end? >> you know, i would say if if you lose a race you concede a race. i don't find it cynical. it is questionable that mr. kidnapper decided to oversee the race in which he was secretary of state. that creates at the least a minimum a problem with appearances there were federal court cases in which the actions at the georgia
state had taken with voters were the wrong course to take. legitimate questions raised about how voters were treated in georgia. i can understand why she feels so strongly about this. of course democrats aren't happehappythey lost that race. historic race first african-american woman nominated by a governor. republicans should be concerned it was so close in a state that democrats have won the governorship. >> bret: look at the biggest focus of this midterms as far as the stars on the democratic side, stacey abrams, andrew gillum in florida and probably beto o'rourke in texas looks like they are all going to go down. florida senate race still 12,000 votes: the governor's race 33,000 plus votes.
and the hand recount for the senate race the machine recount is over. andrew gillum is not conceding either. he conceded once, took it back and now not conceding again. >> so many parallels with what's going on in the election, post election i guess at this point in florida and georgia. and as you said, i think what we really saw on election night is while we had big democrat gains, it was among more of the moderate wing of the party. bernie wing of the party. the far left of the party did not come out a winner on election night. and actually right after the primaries in florida, which i studied florida closely having worked there for so long and lived there, i described it as the primary general election of the trump and bernie voter especially in a state like florida. and we also saw in georgia two fringe candidates. neither one of them fell into the mainstream. moderate voters in georgia complain about quite a bit. i think when you are looking at both florida and georgia you are seeing the democrat party choose people in primaries and very contested
primaries by the way not like the two of them walked away with these primaries you saw them choose fringe far left candidates. the republicans chose pretty far right candidates as well. in both of those states the voters chose fringe right over fringe left. >> bret: doesn't look they are going to move a lot of the votes to change the dynamic in florida. going to talk about the mueller investigation what the president said about it about the acting attorney general. but just in the past few minutes "the washington post" has moved a piece that says the cia concludes saudi crowned prince ordered jamal khashoggi's assassination the saudi journalist killed in the saudi consulate in istanbul. if true, and we haven't independently confirmed this, one would think there is a lot of pressure on the administration to have some kind of different answer, jonah? >> yeah. i imagine donald trump is having an interesting conversation about mike pompeo about all of this. and i think it should prompt
a different approach to the way we have dealt with the saudis. this was a planned assassination from the top in power in saudi arabia. you can't say we have to protect our interest and define our interests solely as arm sales. we have other interests including the rule of law and the idea that you are not supposed to murder journalists who are inconvenient. >> bret: quickly, susan? >> i'm not surprised but certainly puts pressure on the administration to do more than it's done to respond to this. >> yeah, i totally concur with the two of them. and i think it's almost time to relook at our middle east policy, you know, at large. we are continuing to see just, you know, thousands of people still out of syria. still can't get into their homes. no resolution there. as we sort of pivot to china and russia from a national security perspective, it's time to rethink our entire strategy in the middle east. >> bret: all right. many discussions to come on all of that next up california wildfire,
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>> only because i tell the truth. when trees fall they are very dry like tinder like match sticks you have to remove them. >> what about the argument it's climate change, drier and hotter and contributing to it. >> maybe it contributes a little bit. the big problem we have is management. we need forest management. we need to take care of all the deadwood that's so dry. >> bret: part of the interview with chris wallace that airs sunday on "fox news sunday." the president talked about forest management. the stack stats are who are ris. 66 people killed throughout the state in different fires there are some 600 plus still missing. 631 at the camp fire alone. what about all this? we will start there with the lightning round, jonah. >> it's terrible. presumably that 600 number will come down because it's a lot of people that just haven't phoned in. i think the thing that gets to me the most is just how much when this country is
actually pressed in a conference how normal people rise to the occasion to help out. some of that stuff makes me feel like a lot of pollen in the air when i watch it. >> bret: it's amazing. we will continue to follow it and the president is going out to california as well. cnn vs. the president. a judge temporarily ruling that jim acosta can have his white house credential back. the justice department just this hour releasing a statement we are disappointed with the district court's decision. the president ha broad authority to access regulation to the white house ensure white house events and press conferences. we look forward to defend the white house's lawful action from the doj. interesting. the president said they are going to come up with new rules today, susan? >> and, of course, the president can call on whomever he wants to call and choose not to call on jim acosta or anybody from cnn if that's what he wants. the white house can try to set rules of behavior. what the white house cannot do is pull the credentials of a legitimate reporter because he doesn't like that reporter's questions or
approach. and, you know what? it show boating disqualified you from serving in the white house press corps, half that room would be empty. >> bret: the president saying the decorum will run the day and these new rules. we will see what that looks like. morgan? >> after watergate and nixon very famously banned "the washington post" reporters not from being on the premise they could not go anywhere in the white house but the press briefing room. thanks to the smithsonian i found my historical fact. william mchenry had a bad relationship with the "the washington post." he had a yellow headed mexican parrot that he named "the washington post" and he made it serve as the official greeter to the white house. so perhaps in his approach with jim acosta the president should get a parrot or a monkey or something. >> bret: there you go. winners and losers? winner first or loser first. whichever one, quickly. >> well, negative nannies and start with loser. theresa may incredibly tough week. i have been following brexit for the past six months. it's been very con tang russ negotiations what we saw
whenever she presented the brexit deal not only did she lose several ministers she may lose her seat as prime minister. luckily the good news is there is an outside chance we might have a second british referendum on brexit. >> bret: winner? >> first lady. michelle obama and melania trump. michelle obama had a successful book launch. interview with oprah. melania trump exercise and get the deputy national security advisor fired. both women showed they're more than just beautiful side piece. >> bret: winner or loser? >> loser beto o'rourke and all that hype and he lost. and winner beto o'rourke. has a bliss now of 800,000 people who contributed to his campaign now part of the national conversation. >> bret: lightning winner and loser. >> michael avenatti.
boomer, fantastic dog to proves the most important things are outside of politics. >> bret: there you go. we will end with boomer. thank you, panel. when we come back, "notable quotables." ♪ ♪ today... back pain can't win. now introducing aleve back and muscle pain. only aleve targets tough pain for up to 12 hours with just one pill. aleve back & muscle. all day strong. all day long. ♪
and charities like the national park foundation can receive two hundred and fifty dollars from subaru. (avo) get zero percent during the subaru share the love event. >> bret: friday. know what that means, notable quotables. >> i want to thank the firefighters and fema and first responders for their incredible courage in the face of very grave danger. >> i just called kyrsten sinema and congratulated her. >> we don't just get the opportunity to stop counting votes because we don't like the direction in which the vote tally is heading. >> those results are clear and unambiguous. >> votes are not being found. they are being counted. >> governor scott, do you still contend there is fraud going on in florida with this recount? [crickets chirping] >> broward county just found some ballots and maybe they are in a trunk of a car. >> yof a treasure trove for going out on the beaches somewhere to finding votes.
>> if stacey abrams doesn't win this georgia they stole it. it's clear. >> i have done a lot. >> that's a laugh. >> threatened the investigation almost every day. >> i'm sure it will be just fine because there was no collusion. >> i have never struck a woman. >> i enjoy a tremendous amount of support from the women in our caucus and the new members who are women in our caucus. >> justice scalia and their nine children. you were very busy, wow. >> just any other day at the white house here for me. i would like to get back to work. >> congresswoman have you speaker. >> i am. come on, in the water is warm. ♪ ♪ >> bret: that's pretty good. the rolling panda to end on. one week there this weekend as we said "fox news sunday" president trump speaks with chris wallace exclusively. check your local listings. a lot of news from this interview. thanks for inviting us into your home tonight. that is it for this "special
report," fair, balanced and still unafraid. make a great weekend. "the story" guest hosted by ed henry starts right now. hey, ed. ed: bret, have a great weekend and breaking tonight. ♪ ed: nancy pelosi keeping her friends close and potential enemies a bit closer tonight meeting face to face on the hill with the woman emerging as the most talked about potential contender to take her on in the race for the speaker's gavel as some democrats are declaring it's time for not just women but a woman of color to get a prominent spot in the congressional leadership. >> i'm hearing from ladies and tons and tons of people there is a great deal of hope and excitement about the fact that there could be new leadership. ed: wow, new leadership. i'm ed henry in for martha maccallum. if congresswoman martha fudge does run it would further complicate pelosi's already shaky quest for the gavel while several membe
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