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american, to the first meaningful gun safety law in 30 years. and we're still going to have an assault weapons ban. that's another story. and to get significant healthcare law in decades nor the first time. to a ground breaking chimes and science law that will ensure that jobs and chips are made here in america. in america. [applause] all of this progress is part of our vision and plan and determined effort to get the job done for the american people. so they can look their child in the eye and say honey, it's going to be okay. everything is going to be okay. everything is going to make sure that the democracy delivers for your generation. i think that's at stake. now i know there's those here today that hold a dark and despairing view of this country. i'm not one of them.
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i believe in the promise of america. i believe in the future of this country. i believe in the very soul of this nation. most of all, i believe in you, the american people. i believe to my core there's not a single thing this country cannot do when we put our mind to it. just have to remember who we are. we are the united states of america. there's nothing beyond -- nothing beyond our capacity. that's why so many foreign companies decided to make their chips in america. billions of dollars. we're the best. we have to believe in ourselves again. now i'm going to take action that i've been looking forward to do for 18 months. [applause]
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there we go. it's now law. [applause]
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>> neil: you're watching the president of the united states celebrate something that his goal was upon taking office 18 months ago, his $739 billion inflation reduction act, even though the congressional budget office says it does not dramatically reduce inflation, in fact not at all in the beginning. when it comes to dealing with deficit reduction, each year over ten years, that's a drop in the bucket considering we've been running trillion dollar plus deficits. so the bang for the buck, that depends who you talk to. we'll talk to jared bernstein on that and other guests to iron
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out where we go with this humongous spending initiative that has more taxes tucked into it. i'm neil cavuto. good to be back. i want to thank my colleagues and friends, charles payne and sandra smith for doing great work while i was out that i fell compelled to return for job security. that's a sprit -- separate issue. hillary, front and center was joe manchin who worked out, cobbled together that deal with chuck schumer that changed this thing and made it a reality. now what? >> this was really -- he was key, neil, to making this deal happen and helping democrats land a win ahead of the mid-term election. you heard leader schumer introducing the president calling it the boldest climate bill ever. the president moments ago celebrating passing the most aggressive bill and action on climate in u.s. history.
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but he's also insisting that this is not just a climate bill. this is a bill that will cut costs for american families. insisting that that is what this inflation reduction act will do. he said that thousands of dollars in savings, american families can take advantage of through rebates to buy new and efficient clean energy appliances, if they weatherize their homes, they can cut costs and can also get a tax credit for purchasing heat pumps and solar panels. to catch in on the tax credits, you'll have to spend money to save a little bit of money. so for families making the switch to clean energy, the biden administration thinks that this act will pay off down the road with lower energy costs for them. for people that do not make the switch, they may be paying the
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price. there's a 16 cent tax for each barrel of crude oil reduced, an additional dollar tax per ton of underground coal that is mined. all of these taxes industry experts will make energy more expensive. the president of the u.s. oil and gas industry says this. the taxes will fall on millions of families already rightfully concerned about their future prosperity. washington never grasps that somebody has to pay. it's not just higher prices that some people are concerned they'll be paying but additional taxes. the super sized irs will get the z 20 billion in new revenue by auditing people that make under $400,000 a year that is from the cbo. neil? >> neil: thanks, hillary vaughn.
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thanks very much. same place you'll find jared bernstein, the white house economic advise. jared, who came up with this nation, the inflation reduction act, that everybody says it doesn't do that? >> i guess it was probably people looking at the fact that this act will very quickly lower healthcare costs. in fact, even this year, starting in the fourth quarter. there's anted 13 million americans that would be paying $800 more per year for their healthcare coverage. you see people's out of pocket prescription drug costs capped at $2,000 a year. now, i hate to report this, but you know it's the case that there are people with tragic illnesses that pay five, eight, $10,000 a year out of pocket. they'll see real savings from this and then we get to some of the rebates that hillary was talking about in terms of saving money on clean energy.
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that is probably -- >> neil: i understand what you hope to see happen on drugs, related expenses there. but we have around a 8.5% inflation rate right now. are you saying that overall rate will decline because of this? >> i think that inflation certain components of inflation were very much be affected by some of the measures that we're talking about. one of the toughest areas of inflation, particularly for older folks, people on medicare, is the spending that they do out of pocket, whether it's for their healthcare premiums or for their prescription drugs. as i just recorded to you, that will show up as less expenditures -- >> neil: i want to be clear. when the cbo says -- has to score it in phases. i understand that. when others have looked at this, the near term gain is quite far off. the real inflation help could be
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years off. >> i'm going to tell you something, neil, that surprised me and i'm supposed to know this. i thought that some of these measures wouldn't start kicking in at the earliest till 2023. well, i forgot here in the government we make everything complicated. fiscal year 23 starts in the fourth quarter of this year. that's when 13 million people start saving $800 on average per household with lower healthcare coverage. that is in a few months from now. that is really fast implementation phase-in for that part of this bill. >> neil: so let me ask you about another component that you talk about where this will reduce the overall deficit by about $300 billion over a decade. about $30 billion a year. that is a rounding error on a rounding error on deficits that are in the trillion dollar range. they've come down post the covid phenomenon and all the government spending.
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i get that. can you really call that figure significant? >> only in washington is $30 billion of deficit reduction called a rounding error. you ask folks what that means, they would call that real money. you just heard the -- >> neil: in the context of a trillion dollars -- >> you just heard the president on your very station talk about the fact that this year the budget deficit is down 1.7 trillion, the largest decline on record last year, $350 billion. now, i know you want to correctly point out because you know these numbers, that a part of that decline is due to the spending coming off of measures that helped the american public deal with covid. that's true. but in fact, something that you also i think need to reflect on is that that 1.7 trillion in deficit reduction was very much
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lifted by the strongest labor market on record. that has been spinning off much higher tax receipts than most people expected. so it's not just lower spending. in fact, the percent increase in receipts in to the treasury is larger than the decline. >> neil: when you go from a stopped economy when people are working, you'll obviously see something like that. >> that's right. >> neil: to your point, let me ask you about this notion that those earning $400,000 or less won't be taxed. i read that you're pouring $80 billion into the irs presumably to beef up enforcement. i'm thinking to myself, $80 billion, in order to pay for that you have to get that and then some from american taxpayers. tacking the rich more or going after their deductions won't do it. is it fair to say that the middle class will in fact have a tax hit from this? >> it is not the slightest
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bit -- >> can you be clear? the irs will investigate everybody. they're not going to ignore everybody. it's not just the rich. >> let me explain. the president just said this in the clearest most emphatic terms. nobody under $400,000 of income will see their taxes go up one penny. how can both things be true? the commissioner of the irs has said -- i'm not quoting because i don't have the quote but i'm paraphrasing. the new enforcement dollars will not be spent on increasing audits of anybody under i think probably well above $400,000. that is where -- >> neil: that's a large pool of people that you say won't have their returned examined. you can go after the rich all you won't. it won't raise -- >> let many be clear --
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>> neil: no. if there's something with that range of $400,000, the pass-through businesses and the like, are you saying that they need not worry about being scrutinized by the irs? >> the point i'm making is the $80 billion that you just mentioned from the inflation reduction act to increase the tax enforcement is targeted directly at those in the top 1%. >> neil: so the irs is now under a directive go after the top 1% and that's how we're going to get it? i want to be clear. is that where you're going to get the money? are you saying anyone less than the 1% -- please be clear. i'm -- >> i want to be clear. give me a chance. >> neil: are you saying they won't be scrutinized more by the irs -- >> they wouldn't be scrutinized more, they will not be taxed more if they're under $400,000. now, for people above $400,000, the tax gap, which is what we're
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trying to close here and remember, this is tax evasion. i want to be very careful here. i don't believe, neil, that you want to say it's okay to evade taxes. i'm sure you agree with me -- >> that's not what i'm saying at all. i know the 400,000 make up more than half the money that comes into the irs. i want to be clear. i just want to be clear. you're saying that that crowd will not be targeted by the irs. that's it? you don't have to worry about it? >> that the $80 billion spent on beefing up irs enforcement is going to target those well above $400,000. by the way, you're right. there's a lot of people below 400 k that pay taxes. but the vast bulk of the tax gap, the difference between what is paid and what is owed occurs at the stop of the scale. if we can close that gap, we can raise $120 billion and that's the cbo scores.
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there's people that think it's probably multiples of that -- >> neil: just to be clear -- [talking over each other]. a whistle-blower was on this network talking about this targeting the middle class because that is where the money is, you're saying -- >> there's no targeting of the middle class. >> neil: you're saying that's not the case. >> let's be careful not to give any miss information here. there's no targeting of the middle class. the commissioner said that it's those above 400 k and well above 400 k. that's where the bulk of tax evasion when it's comes to actual dollar amounts takes place. so we raise -- >> neil: all right, all right. >> there's something else i want to correct. you seem to be implying the only revenue raiser in the bill is this. it's not. there's a corporate minimum takes and a tax on buy backs. none of which hit anybody under $400,000. this bill more than pays for itself. it pays for itself -- >> neil: so the stock --
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[talking over each other]. >> neil: so let me ask you this. the way things stand now, you talk about lower prescription drug prices as a result that comes with this. that's all well and good. if it holds to what you're saying, it will lead to a lot lower costs for those folks that depend on that. now, food inflation is still running at a 13% clip year over year. so for those that get a break on their drugs, they're not getting a break on their groceries. nothing in this is going to address that, right? >> so what we're trying to do on food is separate and apart from the inflation and reduction act. here one of the things i have is a bit of hopeful news. that is if you look at the futures crisis, which means the contracts that food importers and exporters are paying for food shipments, they're falling.
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>> neil: still up double digits. is it fair to say, jared, that this does not address that? i'm not taking anything away from what you said and hope springs eternal that the promise of lower drug prices helps those that need that relief. it won't help in any other area including the sharp rise in food prices that have now just not -- >> so the inflation reduction act is not the only initiative we're engaged in. it hits -- >> neil: so why did you call it the inflation reduction act? you're -- >> because some of the most difficult price points that people face in their family budget are through healthcare and by lowering the cost of clean energy, not only do we help families make their budgets but we make progress on -- >> neil: are you -- >> hold on, neil. >> neil: just be clear if you
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could. dealing with all of -- the inflation hit left and right, that relaxed green energy relief is coming and that will protect your day? that will be the saving grace? >> so we're talking -- we've talked a long time now about the relief in the inflation reduction act. we both agreed it's very significant. that's not the only thing we're doing. one of the reasons we saw a zero inflation print for the month of july is because gas prices have fallen so far so quickly. over a dollar decline in the national gas price. all right? now, part of that is not the only thing, but part of that has the fingerprints of this president's release of $180 million barrels oil from the strategic reserves. that's not in the inflation reduction act. but it's played an important role in giving families breathing room. >> neil: so you think the worst is over on the inflation front? that it gets better from here?
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that we've seep the high point and it's lower from here? are you convinced a year from now inflation running 8.5% clip, much more for food as you know will be much better a year from now? >> yeah, okay, i'm watching a wasp flying around me. >> neil: must be cnn. go ahead. >> yes, i think a year from now inflation will be rising at a slower rate than it is now. but beyond that, i just -- oh! probably want to -- >> neil: i'll let you go. last thing i want you to do is to get stung. >> i wasn't where you stood on where jared getting stung question. >> neil: thanks very much. very good seeing you. let's get the read -- hope he's safe from that wasp.
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gary kalphon is here with us. they say this spending initiative is good for the budget and to reduce inflation. it's not happened in american history, but what do you think? >> a lot of -- hi, neil. good afternoon to you. i want to comment on what jared bernstein just talked about. whether this will impact people going to grocery stores and trying to feed themselves. to your question, a lot of economists have come out, the cbo has come out -- not the cbo 0. they are nonpartisan groups have said this is going to help to reduce the deficit, which is what we need right now to bring inflation down. but then you have the cbo come out and also the pen wharton budget model come out and say this isn't really going to impact inflation at all. it will be close to zero of an
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impact. it's concerning since this is called the inflation reduction act. if you're going on tour with this, the president is about to go on a tour and tout this and sell this to the american people, how do you sell it something called the inflation reduction act when it's really not going to have an impact on inflation to jared bernstein's point that he was making that food prices, grocery store prices, basic goods, necessities is separate? he just said it on camera here on your show. it's separate from this package. that is a take-away. because that is what is hurting people the most right now. that is how inflation is hurting people the most. sure, there's some benefits for folks on medicare that will see insulin prices be capped at $35. there's benefits for people if they want to go out there and pay for solar panels and e.v. chargers, you have to pay for
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that first and install that and get a tax credit. for people that are struggling to put food on the table, i'm not really sure what this package does for them. >> neil: a lot we don't know. gary, we have to go to the word on those that study this and the cbo that is examining this in stages and chunks. that's the way it's done. that's not the fault of the cbo. they are saying this will cost the middle class about $20 billion. i don't know if they're looking at the likelihood of more irs audits or backward provisions that pass through the them, for example companies that never pay taxes about, you know, 50 to 65 of them today for a variety of reasons then have to start hitting their workers and others as a result of the higher taxes they're paying. but it does seem that it's likely folks that who are making less than $400,000 are going to
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be looking at higher taxes. that seems unavoidable. gary, your thoughts. >> when you're taking a ton out of the economy and putting it in government's hands, everybody eventually gets hurt. you know, my main question is, are they trying to tell us, people that make above $400,000 are tax cheats? if you make below $400,399, you're okay? i don't know if i've seen a administration that believes people that make a decent amount of money and work very hard are tax cheats and evade. what if they don't find anybody that cheated on their taxes? where are they going to raise the money from? i think -- >> neil: they can't get all of that money from guys like you, gary. you've had a great career. you're the target. i'm wondering if guys like you can carry this entire bill. it's unavoidable to me looking at the math and breaking it down how you can't not go after
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people who are a lot less wealthy? >> you have to or you're not going to hit the targets that they're talking about. they start out talking about the billionaires. what to billionaires have? great tax attorneys and accountants. what do they already know? every loop hole, everything around it that will be tough to get any money from them. then you talk about what they say is the privileged few. where do you go? it's going to hit everybody from top to bottom. that's why you hire the tens of thousands of irs people, the good people that are trying to do their jobs. >> neil: again, that is an early read to say we're not making up members from the cbo. that's a separate issue. aishah, you know well and you follow these developments in washington closely. there's going to be a full national assault after labor day to get anyone in the administration fanning out across the country to talk about the virtues of this. do we know what their plans are and who they're trying to win
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over here? >> they're trying to win over the voters. right now president biden's job performance numbers are dismal at best. he's not doing well across the country. so they've had a streak of wins, absolutely. congressional wins. they're going to take this show on the road and they're going to try to win some approval by saying look what we've done. we've done something to impact your pocket books. again, i want to just really quickly touch on the irs portion, too. this is a big deal especially if you're african american and you live in the deep south. there's studies that have revealed that those folks, the poor folks, majority minorities in the deep south, are the ones that get hit by these tax audits. they're five times more likely. five times more likely than you, me or the average other person. more likely to get audited. when you hear the white house say they're not going to go
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after people that make below $400,000, they're not going to increase the percentage of that, well, the percentage of that might not be increased but the number will if you're going to audit more people. the math doesn't work. there's that unknown factor of who they're going after. the reason they go after those folks is because it is easier to go after folks who are making less than that amount. it's still a cause for concern and we won't see it until it starts to get rolled out. >> neil: to your earlier point, that's where the money is. that middle class. aishah, final word. gary, thank you very much. good luck enjoying that rich thing while you can, gary. keep us posted. all right. meantime here, the backdrop for this was a strong market. the markets are rattled by this. they continue to advance. a lot of folks seem to think that it was the fact that a lot
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of retailers were doing better than thought. wal-mart, better than thought. telegraphing good times should continue with this caveat here, that business is picking up, not because people are buying more but paying more for the goods. it gets in the weeds, but madison alworth has been following this in new jersey outside of wal-mart where shoppers are learning to at just even as they're paying more. madison? >> hi, neil. absolutely right. we're seeing shoppers flock to places like walmart. they're getting some new customers as well. but it's not shopping for more things. just paying more for the things that they need. with inflation hitting everyone, we're seeing the deals and the new shoppers are of particular interest. walmart reported earnings that they beat. look at the consumers come in, they've seen families making over $100,000 opting to do their grocery shopping at walmart. this is the first time that they're coming in.
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they accounted for 75% of walmarts gains in groceries. with inflation hammering the american consumer, everyone is looking for a deal. when you take a look at the cost comparisons, you see that they're cheaper by about $1. no surprise that people would choose walmart. here's the thing though. if these consumers were strain, the new consumers coming in, buying grocery, if they shop for other items at walmart, should be slowing a strong market. the issue is that is not the case. sales are up because americans are spending more on items and reserving dollars for essentials like groceries. you also see it with home depot. americans are restricting their shopping there. sales up 6.5%. that is driven largely by expensive transactions. the average amount per transaction is up over 9%. people there are shopping less. the total number of transactions
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are down 3%. that is the fifth quarter in a row that transactions fell. so back to walmart. we said they're seeing new customers and seeing new patterns with the customers coming through their doors. customers are choosing generic brands and using their credit card more than their debit card. sales are strong. why? because need to buy groceries and the groceries are costing us more. so pple trying to save choosing places like walmart because everywhere you turn inflation is hitting the american consumer. neil? >> neil: madison, thank you. we could know in the next 48 hours whether that affidavit behind the mar-a-largo raid will be released for everyone to see. maybe, maybe not. more after this. >> tech: cracked windshield? trust safelite. we'll replace your glass and recalibrate your vehicle's camera, so automatic emergency braking and lane departure warning work properly. don't wait--schedule now. >> singers: ♪ safelite repair, safelite replace. ♪
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. >> neil: all right. the mystery over that affidavit behind the mar-a-largo search by president trump and whether it will be unsealed. ashley webster following it all from mar-a-largo in florida. ashley, what is the latest? >> hey, good afternoon, neil. a hearing has been scheduled for this thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the west palm beach courthouse in front of the u.s. magistrate bruce rinehart. he gave the green light to the fbi to conduct the search at the mar-a-largo eight days ago now. at issue is the unsealing of the records related to that raid including all-important affidavit that lays out all of the arguments that persuaded the judge that there's probable cause to go with the search. the justice department filing a
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motion to keep the affidavit sealed arguing that it could leave witnesses vulnerable to threat. earlier today, donald trump responding saying that all documents should be released immediately saying in part on social media "in interest of transparency, i call for the immediate release of the completely up redacted affidavit." meantime, former acting u.s. attorney general matt whitaker says he believes the justice department must release all records to justify such an unprecedented action. take a listen. >> the first time a search warrant was executed on a former president's residence. that is an extraordinary move. obviously needs to be justified by extraordinary circumstances and facts. the only way we can learn about that is through the affidavit. >> we should mention, neil, a
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number of media outlets should be released. it's not been since the nixon administration that the president has been part of a dramatic process. all of this will be argued in person in front of a judge on thursday. we'll wait and see if we get a good look at that affidavit. neil? >> neil: thanks very much for that. ashley webster. jonathan turley with us, george washington university professor and more. thanks. good to see you. what are the odds that this does go public? >> i think the odds are against it being released. the courts often go with the department ohio justice when they make these types of claims. these claims are not anything new. i've been in a case that resulted in an indictment. we've seen the same exact claims made by the justice department. one of the things you have to knock down in these cases is to
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show the courts that these are often really sort of overextended claims. what concerns me about this response is that merrick garland is not offering even modest steps to assure the american people that this was not politically motivated. you can redact an affidavit. you can recognize that this is a unique historic moment. you can acknowledge that people have legitimate concerns given the history of the fbi and doj in trump investigations. garland is basically done none of that. he says we're not going to give you anything beyond the warrant and the itemized list. he could do more. for example, the trump team i thought made a reasonable request that they should have used a special master to separate out privileged material that was gathered under this really broad warrant. apparently the department of justice told them no. why? why wouldn't you want to do that
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to assure the american people that this wasn't just a pretext to get other types of evidence? >> neil: we would get any idea that they got what they're looking for? there's so much leaks in this case. i am wondering if that leaks out. >> that's the curious thing about the judge. he will foolish when he upholds this seal on the basis of a department of justice that's been leaking like a sieve. they won't tell the public. this is a unique case where the target of the raid is waving objections. that's usually not the case. these affidavit are one-sided and very damning, usually the target is not eager to have it be made public. so the court will be in a rather awkward position. >> neil: to that point, jonathan, the target wants to
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see that released. could it be a case of president trump sort of calling their bluff? >> well, it is. it worked. because here he's saying don't hold it back for me. i think everyone should go ahead and see it. there's a lot of problems with what we're seeing in this timeline. the "wall street journal"'s reporting that weeks went by before attorney general garland signed off on this application. yet they're also saying near worried about sensitive nuclear weapons information that could get in the hands of foreign adversaries. which is it? was time of the essence or was it not? you have this meeting in june and the trump team saying that they thought they were cooperateing and had not been told there was a conflict building. that was true or not but we'd know from the affidavit. keep in mind, the attorney general could answer these questions. even if he doesn't release the affidavit.
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much of that affidavit is known to the trump team. it deals with what their past discussions were. why can't you release that in a redacted affidavit? >> neil: so much to retrace here. bret baier joining us right now. let's say that merrick garland was going back and forth weighing pursuing this for weeks we're told. i don't know what the latest is and never running this by the president. it just seems to stretch here. what are you hear something. >> jonathan is right. we've been talking about this nor awhile. the time line is the biggest problem as far as the urgency of this moment. if you're making the case and probable cause to this magistrate that you need to move quickly, it just doesn't fit with the negotiations that were going on in june with the trump folks and why does it take till august and all that we're
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hearing from, again, single sources to leaks of "the washington post" and "the new york times" and the "wall street journal." i will say what was interesting today in those leaks is that "the new york times" is reporting that pat cipollone, the former white house counsel, has been interviewed in regards to this investigation. we knew he was interviewed by the january 6th committee. but in regards to this investigation. so what does that mean? well, the white house counsel would have been in the circle of people that knew about declassification by the time you're leaving the white house with what you're taking. the white house counsel is the person by which other agencies are alerted to that declassification. as sensitive as they're saying it is, then other agencies would have to know about that effort to declassify. that is an interesting bullet point. the biggest disconnect is what jonathan is talking about.
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that is the timeline and why this happened the way it did. >> neil: so to that point, when former president trump, he said he declassified the documents that were seized at mar-a-largo. a, can he do that and b, how does that change things? what do you think? >> well, the president has obviously the ultimate declassification authority. presidents have suggested that they can instantly declassify material. president trump invoked that in the past in meetings with israelis and others. george bush suggested he had that authority. it's never been tested. there's regulations that, by the way, contain some exemptions for the president. this is all unknown legal territory. now, there's this question of a standing order. i've have said do they have any proof of that order? we haven't seen that to see what it constitutes an order in their mind.
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but this is very precarious ground to build a criminal case on. because the president is viewed as having that authority. so when those boxes were put into those vans, he was still the president and had that. keep in mind, these three provisions cited in the warrant do not necessarily require that the material be classified to be a violation. but it would make a case untenable if a court accepted that the president had declassified all of this material and was cooperating with the fbi in these negotiations. >> neil: i'm no lawyer because i qualify because i've watched a loft of legal shows. but i'm wondering, bret, by that definition where the president can declassify documents, it would be open ground for any president to do the same and to just sort of see what flies. >> that's right. i think jonathan is right to say it's not been tested. what we did learn from the doj filing to keep this affidavit
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sealed is that there were witnesses involved. they've got a grand jury process involved. they don't want to risk those witnesses. what they told them, how -- what exactly they're involved in as far as investigations. maybe just this investigation, but maybe other investigations. they point out in that doj filing that it's a criminal investigation. so eventually the doj will have to fish or cut bait here. it's a matter of time. the next step is this judge hearing thursday. >> neil: we'll watch closely. thank you very much. so we'll see what happens on this. meantime, we're focusing on what happened a year ago this week in afghanistan. the fall of that country. trey yingst on what he saw then and what he sees now. trey? >> yeah, neil. thousands of american allies are
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>> neil: he was there when it fell and now he back. trey yingst in kabul, afghanistan.
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trey? >> neil, good afternoon. remember on this day last year, the u.s. embassy in kabul released a security alert warning american citizens still in the country to shelter in place. the taliban was roaming the streets. well, now the taliban controls the entire country and it governs from this capitol city. we're on patrol with the taliban. there's no question who is in charge here. the group says the security situation in afghanistan haas improved over the past year. american allies still here feel anything but safe. this man, for example, worked at the u.s. embassy in a senior finance role. before that, he was a translator for usaid. >> it's life threatening. >> we're withholding his identity as he remains in hiding waiting for the state kept to approve his special visa, a process that he says has failed. >> it was poorly handled and
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specifically it showed lack of value and importance to the lives and to the work and to the lives that we have established. >> 15,000 special immigrant visas have been issued since president biden came in office and 160,000 eligible afghans have still waiting to be processed. this is the u.s. embassy in kabul. it's deserted. on buildings nearby, the taliban flag is now raised. >> president biden on why the u.s. had to leave afghanistan. >> we succeeded what he had to do in afghanistan over a decade ago. then we stayed for another decade. it was time to end this war. >> the fact is, the taliban is back in power as they were before the u.s. invasion. as for those american allies
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left behind to fend for themselves in this taliban-controlled country, the national security council tells fox news that they're committed to supporting those individuals and getting them out of the country. >> neil: thanks, trey. meanwhile, the arrest surge at the nearly two million. that's the equivalent of a population of phoenix, arizona. that could be just for starters after this. pain hits fast. so get relief fast. only tylenol rapid release gels have laser drilled holes. they release medicine fast for fast pain relief. and now get relief without a pill with tylenol dissolve packs. relief without the water. ♪ ♪ with t elon musk says packs. tesla's full self-driving software is “amazing”, it will “blow your mind.” but does it work? this happens over and over again. 100,000 tesla drivers are already using
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>> neil: two million, maybe more. that many arrested at the border by the end of this fiscal year. bill melugin has more right now from eagle pass, texas. hi, bill. >> neil, that's right. these numbers are sky high once again. we'll get right into them to show our viewers. cbp reporting in the month of july under 200,000 illegal crossings here at our southern border. 2/3s of which were single adults. 67%. only 74,000 people were expelled via title 42. most were released in the country. over 1.9 million illegal crossings in fiscal 2022. we still have two months to go. and the number of known or suspected terrorists, ten hits in the month of july.
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we're now hits on the 2022. that is more than double the last five previous years combined, a major concern when you factor in that we've had half a million got-aways since october. the last thing we'd like to show you, take a look at this pursuit footage. texas dps troopers chasing a car loaded with immigrants. they bail out. there were more than 20 immigrant theres the vehicle. the smuggler talks off and the pursued ends in a residential neighborhood where the smuggler was arrested. back out here live. you can live in the culdesac and have a human smuggler in your front yard. >> neil: thank god there's guys like you monitoring this. bill melugin in eagle pass, texas.
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lieutenant chris oliveras joins us. these are over the top numbers. you have only so many men and women. how do you keep up with it? >> the numbers are staggers just like bill melugin just reported. it's not slowed down whatsoever and continues to get worse. we talk about these migrants that are being bussed from texas to new york and to washington. these are just a minimal impact of what texas is seeing. they're having to deal with this every day. the amount of people coming across. and take into account the drugs coming across the border as well. the criminals, suspected terrorists. you have human smugglers and high-speed chases, stash houses so these states are not even seen remotely close to what we're seeing in the state of tax. governor abbott, you know, invited these mayors to come
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down to the border first hand. they should come down and visit with the mayors and see what they have to deal with and put the strain on law enforcement and economic resources as well. >> neil: a lot of the mayors dealing with the bus loads of migrants being taken to their cities, not too happy about that. but seeing for themselves what texas has to deal with daily. what do you think of this whole idea of doing just that? >> well, governor abbott has been trying to find different ways to and easing every resource. the federal government has failed to secure the border. they know what's going on. it's intentional. we're seeing the numbers increase every single month. not only encountering but drugs coming across our borders. over 500,000 got-aways this fiscal year alone and facing two million encounters.
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governor abbott trying to alleviate the strain on the smaller border communities by bussing the migrants. the migrants have been processed and released. we're transporting them back to new york or washington. governor abbott has made it clear that we'll continue to do so until the federal government recognizes what's going on and take action. >> neil: we only have about a minute left but the numbers are staggering because they're five times the border arrests that we experienced five years ago, about the same from ten years ago. at the rate we're going, five years from now, if that number were to grow, it would be out of control as if it isn't already. >> you're right, neil. some of these mayors are saying they're seeing chaos in their states with 4,000 migrants that have been bussed. take into account, too, the federal government has been bussing and flying the immigrants that have been released from day one so this is not something new. this has been going on beginning, we are going to
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continue to find ways to evolve. >> i don't know you do it but you do, leaving the politics out of it, that's a tough task. chris, texas department of public safety, we'll be monitoring this, they are always updated higher. ♪ ♪ >> hi, i am greg gutfeld along with judge jeanine power, using staples -- dana perino, "the five" ♪ ♪ former president trump turning the tables on the media as republicans ramp up the pressure to release more materials from the unprecedented fbi raid on his home, the press going into full russiagate mode all trying to dispute t


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