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at least there is something. >> judge jeanine: what do you think of that, berlin? >> greg: i don't know. i'm hoping we do some majestic mediation with a truth in reconciliation committee built into it i don't know how we can keep this from going truly catastrophic. sorry to be depressing. >> judge jeanine: i don't know that truth has anything to do with politics but that's it for us. "special report" is up next. >> bret: when is gutfeld coming back? >> greg: monday. i'm not supposed to say that dammit. >> bret: i just wanted to get it out of you. good evening, welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. breaking tonight there is growing outrage over the airstrike on a children and maternity hospital in mariupol that killed three people now. russia's foreign minister claims that facility was a military object and admits it was deliberately targeted. sergey lavrov met with ukrainian counterpart today in turkey little progress reported there meantime kamala harris is in poland where she embraced calls for an international war crimes
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investigation of russia. on capitol hill, lawmakers grilled biden administration officials on the intelligence and about why poland's offer for mig 29s to go to ukraine was rejected. the u.s. house has included $13.6 billion in aid for ukraine in its new spending bill. we will talk with the chairman of the senate intelligence committee, virginia democrat mark warner in just a few minutes about all the details from that hearing today. state department correspondent benjamin hall is live again on the ground in kyiv tonight. and a warning here again, some of the images in this report may be disturbing. good evening, benjamin. >> good evening, bret. well, here in kyiv, there are concerns now that the stalled russian offensive to try to encircle the city could take a more dangerous turn. meanwhile that scene down in mariupol is becoming evermore miserable. >> global condemnation over a missile attack on a maternity hospital in the southern city of
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mariupol. ukrainian officials say three people have died including a child. women, ready to give birth, among the 17 wounded. russia's foreign minister calling concerns over civilian casualties pathetic and claiming without any evidence the hospital was an active militia base and no patience. >> there had been no women, children, or service personnel in that maternity hospital in mariupol for a long time. >> ukraine's president russia's leader will be held accountable. >> you will definitely be prosecuted for complicity and war crimes. >> mariupol situation grows more desperate surrounded by russian sources at least 8 major airstrikes in the past two days shortage of food water and electricity. workers burying scores of civilians and soldiers in mass graves. >> only thing i want is for this to be finished. damn them all, these people who started this. >> temporary cease-fire to allow humanitarian aid in and evacuation of civilians out have
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repeatedly failed. mariupol city council said aid former ministers of ukraine and russia meet in turkey peace talks. little progress made. here in the north, two hospitals were reportedly bombed west of kyiv. the city's mayor reports half the area citizens have fled. the capital a virtual fortress. >> we are red dr. to defend our family, our houses. our city. >> russia's efforts to complete its encirclement of kyiv remains cycled. u.s. officials estimate 5,000 to 6,000 russian soldiers killed so far. the white house warns russian frustration could lead to desperation biological weapons. part of a false flag operation to justify its offensive. and bravery on display, ukrainian social diffusing unexploded russian bomb using just their bare hands and a bottle of water. >> bret, the state department says that russia has encircled
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almost all the cities that it is targeting with a rare exception of kyiv. why that is unclear, though many experts say it is because of the resilience and bravery of ukrainian fighters holding them back, how long that lasts, however is, a different question. we wait to find out. bret? >> bret: show some of that resilience later in the show. benjamin hall live on the ground. thanks. inflation here in the u.s. reached almost 8% over the past year. the 7.9 percent increase is the sharpest spike since 1982. biden administration is trying to blame vladimir putin and the war in ukraine although putin's invasion began only two weeks ago. the president and his team meantime are warning that russia may be willing to use even deadlier weapons, that it has already deployed. white house correspondent peter doocy reports. >> ukraine will never, never be victory for putin. >> although classified intelligence reveals uncertainty ahead about chemical weapons. >> our assessment is based on is
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how to prevent a world war. >> vice president harris is trying to do that in poland which borders ukraine. >> we have, as you know, given military, humanitarian and security assistance. >> harris met with the polish leaders who offered this week to give ukraine fighter jets via a u.s. base without giving the u.s. a heads up first. something the u.s. is now declining to do. >> the ukrainians don't need applause. they need jets. >> this critical attempt at diplomacy took an outcome ward turn on the topic of 1.3 million ukrainians now living as refugees in poland. >> a friend in need is a friend indeed. [laughter] >> back honestly officials confronting even more inflation with prices rising 7.9% since last year. the third month in a row with inflation at a 40 year high, the president reasoned a large contributor to inflation this month was an increase in gas and
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energy prices as markets reacted to putin's aggressive rattner former obama economic adviser tweeted well, no. these are february numbers. and only include small russia effects. this is biden's inflation. he needs to own it. >> the president's statement blames the putin price hike. are you just going to start blaming putin for everything? until the midterms? >> well, we have seen the price of gas go up at least 75 cents since president putin lined up troops on the border of ukraine. >> momentarily, president biden is going to motorcade to off site fundraising dinner 'benefiting the democratic national committee so, even as the battle for kyiv rages on, it is the battle to hold the house and senate taking up a good chunk of his evening tonight. bret? >> bret: and months to come. peter doocy live on the north lawn. stocks are off today. the dow lost 112. the s&p 500 fell 18.
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the nasdaq sank 126. the senators really from both sides of the aisle are pushing back on the biden administration's refusal to accept the polish offer of mig fighter jets for ukraine. let's find out why u.s. officials think other weapons may be of more use to the ukrainians. national security correspondent jennifer griffin is at the pentagon tonight. good evening, jennifer. >> good evening, bret. at today's senate worldwide threats hearing the nation's top intelligence officials were pressed on the u.s. decision not to accept the migs from poland to stoned ukraine. u.s. officials say the mig 29 is not what the ukrainians need right now. they say other weapons are proofings more effective. >> could you explain as an intelligence officer how vladimir putin might be a okay with us transferring missiles that turned their tanks into burning piles of rubbish or shoot their jets out of the sky yet transferring taxable aircraft is unacceptable? >> i think we are in a very challenging position, right? where we are obviously providing
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enormous amounts of support to the ukrainian as we should and need to do but at the same time trying not to escalate the conflict in a full on nato or u.s. war with russia. >> there is a difference between anti-tank, combat aircraft and a jet that could cross a border and actually conduct operations on russian soil. >> general todd walters, the head of u.s. european command and nato supreme allied commander said other weapons are proving more effective. quote: adding aircraft to the ukrainian inventory is unlikely to change the effectiveness of the ukrainian air force relative to russian capabilities. we asaid the overall low. dramatic ambush of a tank convoy by ukrainian forces just 14 miles outside kyiv. the ukrainians have been using shoulder-fired missiles to destroy tanks but also turkish made armed drones which have
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been effective against these russia tank columns. the ukrainian armed forces have organized themselves with anti-tank javelins and kept their air defense intact frustrating the russian air force. >> >> we destroyed the head of the column. our information is the heading column there the commander of the religion meant destroyed. the soldiers were established just perfectly. >> the migs, i'm told have not necessarily been maintained and would require some work. ukraine still has most of its warplanes intact, several squadrons, the uss poland can provide the migs if it wants. a senior u.s. defense official said nato will provide more sophisticated air defense systems to ukraine soon. bret? >> bret: senator warner, thank you. learning more information growing cyber threat attacks from u.s. against the u.s. gillian turner tells us from the state department there are already dozens of ransomware assaults in critical
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infrastructure areas. >> u.s. intelligence officials are on high alert to the escalation threat from russian government hackers as putin continues waging war on ukraine. >> there only 15 days in and so much can still occur. >> but now sources tell fox news russian ransomware has already been knifed u.s. systems dozens of times since the start putin's war two weeks ago. ransomware has been tracked in u.s. critical infrastructure including the manufacturing, energy, finance and government sectors. >> this idea of malware spreading is one scenario that we look at there are threat orson narrows that also come into our thinking. one might be the use of ransomware. the next would be a scenario proxies, those that necessarily may not be part of the russian government but are functioning as a proxy or as a nonnation state actor. and the final one is this idea of a disrupter or destructive attack. >> it's art all part of a multiphase russian plan to debilitate the u.s. energy sector. >> john mccain or former
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colleague used to say that russia was a gas station masquerading as a country. >> phase 1 kicked off before putin's invasion even began. when 21 u.s. energy companies were targeted including giants chevron and cheniere. russian intelligence launched so-called spear phishing attacks on pharmaceutical company. today on capitol hill lawmakers flagged concerns about russia's infiltration of elder american communication. >> the technology known as ff 7 which allows phones to roam from one network to another could also allow foreign actors to get into our network and intercept american calls and texts. >> france's largest bank has put its entire staff on high alert to russian cyberattacks today. they have also taken the unprecedented step of disconnecting their entire russia based team from the company's computer system, they say in order to protect it. bret?
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>> gillian turner at the state department. here are some other headlines today, the centers for disease control and prevention cdc is developing guidance that will ease the nationwide mask mandate on airplanes. buses and other mass transit next month. u.s. officials say the existing face covering requirement will be extended through april 18th. the census bureau says black, hispanic, and american indian residents in the u.s. were missed at a higher rate than a decade ago in the census during the 2020 counted. civil rights leaders are up in arms blaming political influence by the trump administration, the report says the census missed about one quarter of 1% of the entire population a rate that is not considered significantly significant. and, good news, major league baseball owners and player negotiators have agreed own a new labor deal. that ends a 99-day lockout. the agreement will salvage a full 162 game regular season and that begins april 7th.
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>> bret: some of this country's top intelligence officials are shedding further light on the growing threats from russia. correspondent david spunt tells us the unpredictability of russia's leader is a great concern. >> lawmakers on edge as the heads of u.s. intelligence agencies were warned about russian president vladimir putin and his next move. >> this is a monster you cannot make a deal with. this is a monster that has to be defeated. >> heads of the fbi, cia and others were grilled about multiple threats posed by russia. >> do you think they are more likely to want a piece of us now than they were two months ago. >> i don't think it's an issue whether or not they are more than likely to want a conflict. it's whether or not they perceive us as being in that conflict with them. >> yesterday, chernobyl, the site of the 1986 nuclear stacyer was knocked off the ukrainian power grid prompting a closer look but not panicked. >> we should be concerned but that we haven't yet seen anything that kind of brings us from concern to, you know, it's
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a complete crisis. >> biological weapons also a concern, not only for ukrainians but russian citizens. >> they have used those weapons against their own citizens. they have at least encouraged the use in syria and elsewhere. so it's something we take very seriously. >> russia insists ukraine, with the help of the united states, is in the biological weapons game. but the head of the u.s. intelligence community says it's not true. >> we do not believe that ukraine is pursuing biological or nuclear weapons, we see no evidence of that. and, frankly, this influence campaign is completely consistent with longstanding russian efforts to accuse the united states of sponsoring bioweapons work in former soviet union. >> this morning at the department of justice, the attorney general making his own mark to help ukraine in the form of a task force aimed at punishing russian elites connected to putin. >> the purpose of the task force, of course, is to freeze
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and seize the assets of sanctioned russian oligarch and russian entities that are facilitating this unjust war. >> garland says he will be briefed on the task force progress soon until doj officials may soon be more action on russian oligarchs. bret? >> bret: david, thank you. let's bring in the chairman of the senate intelligence committee virginia democrat senator mark warmer. senator, thanks for being here. >> thank you, bret. >> bret: had a big hearing today. what did you take from it? >> i took from it that we are all extraordinarily proud of how the ukrainians are doing. zelenskyy has become literally a world figure and what is clear is the ukrainians are not just fighting for ukraine but they are fighting for the whole notion of democracy and we all need to stand behind him and we can not allow putin to win under any circumstance. we can got to get them more assistance and whether that comes in the form of the 17,000 additional anti-tank projectiles
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that we're sending, i think also the turkish drones that have been effective. i'm are interested in seeing what i don't want to do though split apart nato is because probably the single thing that caught putin as off guard is the nato has been so united. >> senator mitt romney on that mig 29 issue. take a listen. >> enough talk. people are dying. send the planes that they need. they say they need migs. people say well, maybe that's not the ideal weapon for them. that's what they say they want. they are there. they're the eyes to determine what they want. they want migs. get them the migs. >> bret: can you explain the difference between sending stingers and javelins and anti-tank or anti-aircraft weapons and sending these migs
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from poland and what the administration is trying to do with the nuances there? >> well, i think there is two things, bret. one is there is laid out in public hearing escalation ladder. where you want to give the ukrainians all the forces they can to hold off the russians and frankly the anti-tank weapons, the stingers, the drones, have been extraordinarily effective. one of the things that's not often reported is ukraine actually has quite a number of airplanes left in their enforce. they have not flown them that much. they're only flying a few sorties because russians control most of the airspace. so we want to get them what they need as quickly as possible. we have to couple that candidly with the whole notion of how do you keep nato united and the question i can't answer for you right now but i owe you and your viewers an answer and i need to get this from the administration and frankly from our partners i
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was just meeting with the british earlier. would that splinter our nato alliance if some countries are reluctant to have that step which, you know matter what we view or other russian nations view that as something they are not willing to go along with, would that potentially split this unified partnership we have had so far? >> bret: help me straighten something else out. senator rubio had some questioning for vic for i can't nuland the other day. take. >> ukraine has biological research facilities which, in fact, we are now quite concerned russian troops -- russian forces may be seeking to flush gain control of. >> a bioresearch facility is a totally different thing than a bioweapon facility. you could have samples of a deadly or, you know, serious pathogen but that doesn't mean you could weaponize it or that you are working on weaponizing
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it. >> bret: all right. so what does ukraine have and does the u.s. somehow involved in it? >> to my knowledge, u.s. is not involved at all. and i think senator rubio did a good job with victoria nuland. he did a great job today in the open hearing and i backed him up. there is a lot of stuff floating around the internet. there is no evidence of any kind of ukrainian bioweapons laboratory. but if, you know, there are research laboratories everywhere, if you are doing research on small pox, if you are doing research on another disease, that is the virtually every civilized nation does. could somebody take that -- take over that and a virus that is -- you are looking into research could it then be let out into the wild? i think that's a possibility. what i think marco is doing and, again, i stand firmly with him in terms of his commentary owe open hearing and the intel if
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making clear a biolab is creating weapons versus a bioresearch laboratory, virtually every industrial nation has some level of bioresearch are two different items. >> bret: trying to straighten that out in public hearing matching what you can't talk about in classified? >> right. because it's important the amount of misinformation, disinformation that's flying all over the internet. we need to -- our job recognizing we have got to protect sources and methods, i think senator rubio in this case today did the right thing. i tried to back him up in a public hearing because folks need to understand just because you read it on the internet doesn't mean it's true. >> bret: couple more quick things. is roux russia losing right now. >> i think russia is losing right now. they're losing on the information front. they are losing in the court of public opinion. vladimir putin is a pariah, and ukrainian forces are taking out russian military at a rate that i think none of us could have predicted. but the overall russian arms brought to bear over the long
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haul, this could get worse before it gets better. because, as we have seen in russian efforts in apep low and grozny, the normal russian dock strin to bomb the heck out of people if their military on the ground strategically is not effective. >> bret: we are hearing that the iran nuclear deal is on the verge of being signed. do you know that that's the case? number one, do you know what's in it? because we don't. and are you encouraged or discouraged by that process? >> well, bret, i don't know. i have not even within our threats here, we touched on ukraine, i'm sorry, iran, it is a long-term threat. we need to prevent them having a nuclear weapon. but i have not heard with any level of specificity that it is close to be signed. i hear that in kind of the open press. you know, if we can put off iran from developing a nuclear weapon for another 15 to 20 years,
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concerning the state of the world i would think that will be a good thing. i want to make sure i see the particulars of that deal if we have to vote on it. >> bret: obviously the criticism is that this deal was hurried up to get the iran oil that we need. i want to ask you one more specific thing. >> bret, remember one quick thing is, this is not just, you know, we aren't even involved in any of these talks. >> bret: yeah. that's the problem. >> also the russians and chinese have to be involved as well this has been the one time when the world came together. so i think if it's being by the europeans is it also being heard by the russians? i don't think so. >> bret: last thing specifically on iran. >> this is the washington examiner. at least two iranians belonging to the islamic revolutionary guide quds force had been plotting to assassinate john bolton, according to justice department goicial direct knowledge of the investigation. the source tells "the washington examiner" that the department possesses indictable evidence against the iranians but that
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biden administration officials are resisting publicly indicting the men for fear that it could der5eu8 their drive for a nuclear deal with iran currently being negotiated in vienna. one, do you believe that to be true. >> i would not under estimate the evilness of any part of the iranian regime. i have read those public reports. i have not gotten an answer. and i frankly have not posed that question yet and i will to the intelligence community. i'm not sure i could reveal even if i had. >> bret: understood. >> i have not posed that question but i will. >> bret: are you troubled by the implication there that anything is being held back to get an iran deal? >> i would be very troubled if there were efforts to not pursue potential iranian assassins that are -- particularly if they are at all active in the homeland. >> bret: okay. senator mark warner, we appreciate your time. >> thank you, bret. >> bret: up next, we go to the touch screen and outline the
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[inspirational soul music] >> bret: take lack at the map what is happening same thing different day it seems like. a little bit of russian movement in the south. a lot of bombardment continues in these places around char difficult and especially in the suburbs around kyiv as this russian movement continues as we have seen for many days to try to encircle the capital city. what we have seen is significant ukrainian pushback here in the city of outskirts about 16 miles from the center of kyiv. take a look at this video. this is a column and you referenced it in jennifer griffin's piece. getting hit by anti-tank weapons. look at this. this is a russian effort to take
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this street, this area just outside of kyiv. getting attacked by ukrainian forces. now, we will go back to the map. and take you to another place, which is right on the other side. this is about 45 miles as the crow flies outside the city of kyiv. and another major ukrainian defense move, take a look at the video. this is, again, anti-tank, anti-armor weapons. likely a javelin taking out armor right there. and can you see it on the camera. it's happening all the time. there is 17,000-plus javelins and stingers that have gone into this country. this is a look at the roads in ukraine all throughout. and there are efforts to get refugees now in the minister out of the country. now, it's more than 300 miles from kyiv to the polish border. four or five hour trip now
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taking 16, 18 hours, we're told. and it's justed into of refugees. lviv where lucas tomlinson effort of human chain into this area. lucas lucas? some of the families tears down their faces lives changed forever by this war. [explosion] >> two weeks into vladimir putin's war in ukraine no sign the flood of refugees will stop pouring out of the country. the u.n. says nearly two and a half million people have now fled ukraine. the fastest growing refugee crisis in europe since world war ii. >> we are noticing that more people crossing now have less means than maybe they just grabbed a bag, grabbed suited cases their met or their immediate possessions. >> angelina and her family fled the capital after hiding in a bomb shelter.
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>> we came from kyiv because of very heavy fighting happening there now. >> train station in lviv has become a transit point for many fleeing the country. >> while tens of thousands of refugees have poured into western ukraine this train in lviv is being loaded with hundreds of pounds of food badded needed in the country's east. >> dozens of volunteers forming a human chain to load the critical supplies so desperately needed by fellow country men. >> we want to help our people. >> two weeks ago, before the war, vladimir putin worked at a bank. he now heads up this working party to deliver the badly needed aid. >> many people bring this food. >> it's mostly women and children you see at the train station. many of the men have stayed behind to fight the russian army. of the more than 2 million fleeing, half are children. >> we want a better life for our kids. >> ukrainian people think they are going to win this war because they are fighting for
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their land. they think the russian soldiers who have been killed by the thousands don't really want to be here. bret? >> bret: lucas tomlinson on the ground in lviv. lucas, great job out there. thanks. >> bret: up next, americans are stepping in to help get emergency supplies to ukraine. here in america, to there we will meet a chicago couple trying to help. ♪ >> have no right to do nothing. we need to everything we can to help those people. and yeah. as much help as we can. ♪
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>> bret: this evening we take a look at the effort to get critical supplies to ukraine. one chicago area couple is making it their mission. we also hear from a ukrainian official on exactly what is needed. correspondent nate foy has the story. [explosion] >> the helmets and body armor are strictly limited. we have approximately 30% staff needed. >> 5,000 miles away in barrington, illinois, nick and yanna german are trying to help. >> medical supplies and some
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protection for soldier. >> just basic protection. they are talking about the backpacks. >> nick's brother is a part of ukraine's defense force. >> after one or two day of shock we -- i called my parents, i called my brother just to figure out like what their situation is. and what do they do? what kind of help do they need. >> so far nick and yana have raised $18,000 for splice and spent over $10,000 of their own money. their donations for soldiers and injured civilians. >> so any basic things that we can send, we do. so like gauzes, first aid, medical first aid kits. not just the regular. >> trauma kits. >> trauma kits. >> most difficult part is getting supplies through russian forces. >> if they are in the green zone, we -- we are able to send directly to their address. >> yes. >> if they are not, we try to coordinate and have people picking up from the [inaudible]
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or wherever. >> the colonel has this message for the world. >> if these supplies would continue, it will help us lower our killed in action, the wounded in action, and go ton save our people. ukraine will win. the victory will be ours. >> >> bret: , just in week received 500 helmets and body armor from a german volunteer group and says a lot more is needed. >> bret: nate foy in new york welcome to fox and "special report." >> thank you very much. >> up next the panel on vice president harris' trip to poland the energy policy and another huge inflation number. here is what some of our fox affiliates arranged the country are covering tonight. fox 2 in detroit four men accused of conspiring to kidnap michigan governor gretchen whitmer turns to fbi entrapment. induced the men to commit crimes they would not have contemplated on their own. prosecutors showed jurors
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profanity filled messages and social media posts from two of the defendants. some made months before the fbi game vovmentd florida lawmakers give final approval a bill that would overall the state's standardized testing system. lawmakers seek to replace it with a progress monitoring system that would test students three times a year. this is a live look at denver from fox 31. one of the big stories there tonight, temperatures hitting minus 7 degrees this morning. that breaks the previous record low of minus three degrees for this date set in 1932. the national weather service says today's temperature is the coldest low in denver since 1960. ooof, that's a live look from outside the beltway from "special report." we'll be right back ♪ ♪ you're as cold as ice ♪ ve. jamaica.
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redefine who we are and how we want to lead our lives. basically, choose what we want our future to look like. so what's yours going to be? >> economic experts they believe the impact will be temporary, transitory. we do anticipate that gas prices and energy prices will go up. we also believe it will be temporary and not long-lasting. >> joe biden truly is the president of high prices people are having to change the way they eat and drive and live the decisions they make in their lives are being dramatically impacted by all of this.
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>> bret: 7.9% year over year price increases, gasoline, electricity, used cars and trucks. obviously we have heard from the administration it will be transitory before. >> this is the statement officially today's inflation report is a reminder that americans' budgets are being stretched by price increases and families are starting to feel the impacts of putin's price hike. a large contributory inflation this month was an increase in gas and energy prices as markets reacted to putin's aggressive actions. but, steve rattner, formerly with the obama administration, well no. these are february numbers and only include small russian effect. this is biden's inflation and he need to own it with that bring our opanel national political correspondent mara liasson former white house press secretary ari fleischer and kimberley strassel a member of the editorial board at the "wall street journal." steve rattner tweeting that out was kind of interesting today,
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kimberly. but, the administration is trying to do putin price hike to link on to all of this. >> yeah, they have finally have something they think they can blame it on. the problem is they can maybe do that for a little bit for some of the energy prices, gas prices, obviously. we have seen a hike in that. since russia invaded the ukraine, but, what was really notable about these numbers is that if you strip out some of the more volatile sectors like energy and food, the numbers are still eye-popping for everything else. you certainly can't blame vladimir putin for rising restaurant prices or rising furniture prices. that's one problem. also, it's become pretty clear that i knowflation is now becoming part of the psychology of business owners, and that's always a very dangerous moment, what you get to because it suggests that you could have prices continue to really go up. >> mara, that one word really tweaked everybody transitory. because we heard transitory for inflation for weeks on end from
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this administration. and then they conceded that well, no, it's not. now it is again. >> transitory, how long? people want to know next week? are their paychecks going to to go less far? it's really a problem. for steve rattner i guess who has now become the republican favorite democratic economist to say biden owns it of course inflation defeats presidents. it might not be biden's fault. inflation has a lot of causes, the pandemic. labor shortage, all sorts of things. but it certainly is his problem. and all he can do, there is very little presidents can do against inflation. can he show empathy as he did in that one quote that you just put on the screen, you know, with people who are having their paychecks pinched. it's not a great idea to try convince people that it's going to go away soon or things really aren't so bad. >> bret: i'm not sure steve rattner is alone. larry summers, joe manchin, lots of democrats saying the same thing. >> he recently said joe manchin said he would be happy to pay 10
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cents more per gallon at the pump if it helps ukraine. white house wants. >> bret: or even in the white house at that podium saying things that try to mold the message is putin price hike going to work for this white house? [laughter] >> putin price hike will only work if you believe in biden's calendar. biden's calendar goes something like this, january, march, february, april, may. the idea that what we all saw and know with our own eyes that took place before the invasion of ukraine is only attributable now to the was price hikes are only attributable to putin's invasion is nonsense. it's a reversal of time. it's what politicians say when they are in trouble. they reach for anything that they can get heir hands on. but the problem is something like this is so tangible and real in the lives of the american people that they have felt it for so long. it doesn't senator what any politician says. the public feels the truth because they live the truth.
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so, i totally dismiss it. it was a big mistake for jen to use that same word transitory as you picked up. and one legislative from the podium if you said something once that was a special word and had impact like transitory and it flopped. it failed, don't repeat it. >> bret: yeah. speaking of the truth. we are trying to get to the truth of what is happening on the ground in ukraine. you heard from senator warner from senate intel that he believes russia is losing. the director of national intelligence today in a hearing said this about the russian troops. >> we assess moscow under estimated the strength of ukraine's resistance and the degree of internal military challenges we are observe notice russian military which include ill constructed plan, morale issues and considerable logistical challenges. >> bret: the challenge now, kimberly is to get putin to an off ramp. how does this stop without increasing what we have to put in to ukraine? >> yeah, that's what these
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negotiations have been. that's why these negotiations are a bit depressing, right? because what putin is demanding, which is essentially to take ground and have a puppet government is exactly what zelenskyy says he is never going to do. and i think the real risk and fear in why you now hear people talking about the worry, for instance, of chemical weapons, is that if putin doesn't have that off ramp, the other option is desperation. and to double down on a lot of these strategies and tactics that led to the bombing of that maternity ward. and so that, i mean, we can celebrate some 1 degree the fact that russia is losing there are also real risks out of that as well, too. >> bret: meantime vice president harris traveled to poland today, take a listen. >> the united states and poland are united in what we have done and are prepared to do to help ukraine and the people of ukraine. full stop.
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>> why is she there? why did you send the vice president of the united states to poland without an announcement, without something that she is going to say that we're going to do without any action? we don't need f.o. photo op.s. >> bret: this is the midst of mig 29 whether poland definitely wanted to u.s. says not. why not send vice president harris with a deliverable. >> the deliverable because the u.s. has been split about what the deliverable should be. some people think we should allow poland to give the u.s. its mig 29s, fighter jets that presumably fighter pilots know how to fly and the wuss somehow transfer them. there are a lot of people -- and have you interviewed them, think that is an escalatory move and ukraine would just doo just as well with tons and tons more anti-aircraft weapons when which they have been using very well. although the ukrainian president is asking for planes. u.s. is split. poland doesn't want to be responsible for handing over the
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migs to ukraine. poland is in extremely vulnerable position. but the u.s. thinks it's a bad idea. >> bret: having covered the pentagon before, there is always nuances here. the pols those planes are old. they wanted new f-16s from the u.s. as well. there is all kinds of things factoring in here. panel, thank you very much. ♪ ♪ >> bret: a bit of good news before we sign off. reunited and it feels so good. look at this. warm reunion caught on camera at the polish border. a young girl hugging her father phoenix mobilizing its community. the local children's hospital marra culpa fire and medical and various agencies across the valley contributing. the church is gathering hospital
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supplies, medical clothing and special salute spear heading these efforts and others around our country. tomorrow on "special report," the latest on the ukrainian situation. the humanitarian efforts we will have expert analysis as well. thanks for inviting us into your home tonight. that's it for this "special report" fair balance and still unafraid. "jesse watters primetime" starts right now. jesse? >> thank you so much, bret. we start with a fox news alert. there is real rage coming out of the kremlin tonight after three weeks of shelling and bombing ukraine, vladimir putin's falling short of executing his grand plan. seizing the capital of kyiv. he is turning his rage into reckless and bruit force making it clear to the world that he's not going to follow anybody's rules. as he turns ukraine into an absolute killing field.