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that quarterback is. touchdown put up a lot of points. didn't look that great. "primetime," democrats declare war on you and i will ceremoniously pop greg's balloon. >> greg: if you can get it that is going to be great. >> jesse: we will get it appeared wait until we see what we do with it. >> greg: that's it for us. >> bret: happy birthday. big plans tonight? >> greg: yeah, just me, you, and the hot tub. [laughter] >> bret: thanks. good evening, welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. remembering queen elizabeth ii a solemn ceremony at thanksgiving takes place in scotland in a filing, former president trump's lawyers say the mar-a-lago raid investigation is out of control and may not include classified documents and it's getting nasty in new hampshire senate republican primary.
♪ >> bret: breaking tonight, president biden says he has taken america from economic crisis to economic resurgence. the president talked about what he called unprecedented investments in his bipartisan infrastructure law to a group in boston today. americans are still focused on the economy and specifically record inflation that more than half say is has caused financial hardship for their household. white house correspondent jacqui heinrich starts us off tonight from the north lawn. good evening, jacqui. >> good evening, bret. officials here won't say if inflation has peaked yet. tomorrow we will see the numbers which could give us clues about how aggressive the fed might be in their next set of rate hikes. for now the president is out defending his spending that his critics say contributed to the problem. >> we're going to be spending a lot of money. >> president biden hit the trood argue he is spending taxpayer dollars where it's needed like 62 million at boston's airport international terminal first opened in 1974. >> today, 50 years later, there
is over 5.6 million passengers moving through. it means missed connections. lost baggage, long lines. >> republicans argue costs are already too steep. >> every american should ask themselves could they afford to give up one month's salary? do you realize that's been taken from you because of how high inflation is? >> a new gallup poll shows people are pinching pennies because of inflation. 24% say they are onl essentials. 17% canceled a vacation. and 17% are driving less. treasury secretary janet yellen trusts the federal reserve to get prices in check but admits aggressive rate hikes could tip the country into a recession. >> the fed is going to need great skill and also some good luck. >> biden defending the spending. >> when you hear your republican friends or anybody else tell you boy, they are spending a lot of money, guess what? we cut the deficit this year by over $1 trillion. >> the committee for a responsible federal budget calls that a moot point because
biden's student debt cancellation wipes out more than double the deficit savings from the inflation reduction acts. >> the red wave is coming. let's not force the fed to keep cranking up interest rates simply because we keep cranking up deficit spending. >> inflation may become a more complex challenge if a national railroad strike begins friday. the labor dispute threatening to shut down 30% of the country's freight and passenger's services potentially costing $2 billion a day in economic output. today, biden personally intervened in the talks. in the labor department says contingency planning is already having an an impact and shut down would be unacceptable outcome for our economy. >> amtrak just told fox they're preemptively canceling three long distance routes starting tomorrow because the passenger trains cross freight line tracks which could shut down without an agreement. amtrak says if that strike happens almost all services outside the northeast corridor could be impacted, bret. >> bret: jacqui, president biden
skipped the ultra maga rhetoric on this trip even calling for unity today. >> quite the departure from the biden approach as of recently. this morning he had some kind words for the state's republican governor and then this afternoon called for unity. >> i give you my word as a biden, this cancer moan shot iss one of the reasons why i ran for president. it's passionate of my unity agenda. cancer does not discriminate red and blue. it doesn't care if you are a republican or a democrat. beating cancer is something we can do together biden was in boston for the 60th anniversary of president kennedy's moon shot speech, bret. >> bret: jacqui heinrich on the north lawn. thanks. ukraine's president is accusing russian troops of deliberate and cynical attacks against civilian targets after being forced back by ukraineible forces. the ukrainian counteroffensive
had another big day of gains today pushing russian personnel all the way back to the northeastern border in some places. correspondent jeff paul is in kyiv again tonight. >> an emotional embrace from the people who have suffered the most. some brought it tears as they welcome ukrainian soldiers to the kharkiv region. after more than 200 days of war, they are finally free of russian occupation. >> i still can't believe they have gone and we are out of the spirit of death. >> one by one blue and yellow flags are raised to the tops of buildings in more than 30 territories and counting. abandoned russian tanks now got the sides ofoads. >> the russians were here in the morning. then at noon they suddenly started shouting and began to run away charging off in tanks and armored vehicles. >> all proof a ukrainian counteroffensive is working. however, as russian troops pulled back, many in the region
are left without running water and electricity as strikes continue. ukraine's president volodymyr zelenskyy urged his people to be strong and patient as they enter a new chapter of the war. >> i believe this winter is a turning point and it can lead to the rapid occupation of ukraine. we see how the russian forces are fleeing in different directions. >> the withdrawal is now the source of rare criticism among vocal russians from military bloggers and staunch russian presidents to hosts on highly watched russian media. even putin ally and chechen leader is publicly pointing out the russian defense ministries mistakes. all the this happen as the zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant have been able to safely shut down the last reactor. however as shelling continues in the area officials warn they are not in the clear just yet.
bret? >> bret: jeff paul live in kyiv. jeff, thanks. stocks here in the u.s. rose ahead today ahead of tomorrow's inflation report. the dow gained 230. the s&p 500 was up 43. the nasdaq jumped 154. let's get some insight on the u.s. economy from bank of america ceo brian modern hand. thanks for being here. >> good to see you, bret. it's nice to be here. >> bret: you know, you have a very unique perspective on the economy. bank of america is huge. you have more than 208,000 employees in the united states around the world. you served one out of every two american households. that's an amazing stat. 3.2 million u.s. small businesses. and manage more than $3.8 trillion in client balances. so, as you all look at the u.s. economy today, the state of inflation, consumer spending, where do you see it? >> well, first of all, as we look at the economy based on statistics in that data we report every month receive consumer spending.
everybody has to acknowledge inflation is tough on people and you had some segments on that aalready tonight. reality consumers are spending more. in august of 2022 they spent 10% more than they did in the month of august of 2021. likewise in september 15% more. that's good news one. good news two, if you look at the account balances for our customers. even those in the below median income and one half times two times median income. those account balances are still holding from the stimulus early in '21 until now basically hold the balances multiples of what they were pre-pandemic and the ability to borrow is there the risk of inflation and getting it under control which the fed has to do also have to work against one of the best things about america is we have are a consumer base that's employed and working and earning and spending. and so that's where the work has to be done to bring inflation back in control and get back in balance. >> bret: just today we learned that goldman sachs plans to lay
off hundreds of workers maybe as early as next week. about will you have to do something like that b of a you own merrill lynch, obviously. >> we are fine with our head count. just to actually maintain the same amount of employees at the beginning -- he it end second quarter hire that's hire 7,000 people. it's coming down and getting back to normal levels before '19. i'm confident if we need to manage head count when people leave to us join other employers we won't fill all the jobs. we are in good shape we employed 210,000 people. we employed that the last 5 to 7 years. relatively stable. >> bret: here is the treasury secretary asked about the economy. >> we are not in a recession. the labor market is exceptionally strong. the unemployment rate extremely low. it is a risk when the fed is tightening moment policy to address inflation. so, it is certainly a risk that we are monitoring we are seeing
some slow down in growth but that's natural. >> bret: i think the question is this: do you think the white house is at odds at the fed here in trying to stamp down inflation in the white house policies recently have really put a lot of spending out there. >> the fed has, you know, a dual mandate. inflation and the price stability and through inflation and employment. and basically, they have got tough job as they explain consumers -- with employment -- unemployment at 3.6%. people getting jobs. people getting raises and stuff like that. that makes their job tough on inflation. [alarm] >> that's what they are pointing out they have got to take that task out seriously and move rates almost 4.25%. by the time they get done raising rates and wring them back down as the economy adjusts to that. that is the number one job is to get inflation back under control. that means people's earning power is better for them in the future. and so just think about, you know, oil prices were up 44% and our spending three months ago
and then went to 33 and 22. come down we worry about rent. that's what the fed has to do to get the economy to calm down. if they do it right slow it down but not tip it over. and if they overshoot it will be in negative territory. right now you have had a couple quarters negative growth. we project this quarter to be positive in our company. slightly is negative. bouncing around zero as the economy tries to adjust in the united states. >> bret: you are not worried the original question about the spending policies. you got the inflation reduction act. a lot of people said it wasn't going to do it. but, moving forward, after that was the student loan cancellation. that's just pumping a lot of money. you see any warning signs there? >> i think, you know, look, during the pandemic, from the prior administration to this administration, they had to do anything they could to put back into the condition they would have been had the pandemic not happen. that was done. now we have got to let the economy normalize.
look, long term we have got to make sure we have a strong u.s. economy. we have a good -- you know, good budget that's in good shape and, you know, that's a critical what we do. we got to make that transition back and that's what we are in the process of doing, bret. >> bret: you had some drop in mortgage applications we have seen that in recent weeks. is that affecting you all or a sign of housing? >> yeah. well, you remember the housing appreciation was up 19%, 20% in the market, something like that. that's too fast. and so what -- what the rising rate structure will drop mortgage applications refinance and also slow down new home purchase hopefully tips the price appreciation more flat. even the stock markets from mid '19 is up 40%. that's the price inflation has been very strong and the fed has to again bring it under control. rate income from are higher rate to mortgage slow down activity. as to the current outstanding mortgages of which we have 700 billion on our balance sheet
and mortgage securities all locked in new rate. going to slow down new home purchases is which the intended outcome of tightening financial conditions. >> bret: couple more things cbs and forbes different versions. bank of america offers zero down mortgage in minority communities. various cities, five u.s. cities, charlotte, dallas, detroit, los angeles, miami. so some see this as kind of a market top, a signal, they worry it has hints of what led to the big housing implosion. others see it as proof of recent discrimination. that's why you are doing it. others see it as just not fair. so, explain it. why are you doing it? >> well, back in the ford administration, in the 1974, there was equal opportunity credit act under that the ability to make loans in neighborhoods that are, you know, not economically vibrant. this is about granting a down payment which we have been doing with lots of special programs for years to a buyer no matter
who they're as long as they meet the income requirements to buy a house in a minority, majority -- majority minority neighborhood. and so it's where they buy the house. first time home buyer, go through counseling grant to the down payment equity in the home and where you buy the house. where you buy the house that's important to the program. that's why we are bringing out five markets. the idea has anything to do with zero down payment mortgage stuff. this is limited program geared just like we did $5 billion in low to moderate neighborhoods. >> bret: what we saw at the beginning of the house bust, this is a different deal? >> there is no one that had to do more to get us in position in this company a after we bought country wide and straightened that out. believe me, our loan-to-value and mortgage portfolio is in the 60% rake. it's very well suited and high fico scores et cetera. delinquency next to nothing.
i wouldn't worry about that and responsible growth bank of america we have driven a lot of great growth for the shareholders. but this program is a specialized program really about neighborhoods investing and revitalizing these neighborhoods. >> bret: finally with passing of queen elizabeth ii it's now king charles iii and had you interaction with the king in business? >> first, the queen was unbelievable leader across a long, long time and to think of all the world leaders she dealt with and all the people and what she has done to lead and our condolences go out to the family and all the citizens of the u.k. and commonwealth and the rest of the world, my reaction -- my interaction with king charles has been around the us is the stainable marks initiative that's a initiative that king charles and i co-chair when he was prince charles for last three or four years which brings together private sector ceos to drive the common ground how we can accelerate the transition to the new fuel economy, oil companies, airline companies,
cement makers, you know, hydrogen companies, everything in there basically ceos working to. and he has incredible power to convene. i hope he helps us convene because at the end of the day he believes a private sector will drive this change and it has to be fair to all involved. so his long history of environmental 50-plus years as a king i'm hoping can he help us convene and drive the private sector position at the g-7 in cornwall. the g-20 in europe. cop. he was able to get the private sector to talk to the public sectors and others it has to be led by the private sector and expertise of energy companies to make it happen. tefnted that's how it's going to be done right and that is what we have been driving together. >> bret: brian moynahan, thank you. >> thank you, bret. >> bret: ceremony in scotland of thanksgiving life and legacy of queen elizabeth ii. we will have a live report from london. >> i'm very happy to have been
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thanksgiving was held today in scotland following last week's death of queen elizabeth ii. members of the public will be paying their respects to the late monarch as memorials continue in the run off to next monday's funeral. correspondent greg alex hogan in britain tonight. >> welcome the new king. ♪ ♪ >> king charles iii visibly emotional at westminster hall monday for the first ceremony today in front of the british parliament. the new sovereign acknowledging the incredible expectations ahead. >> she set an example of selfless duty which with god's help and your counsel i am resolved faithfully it follow. >> a similar message later in the day at the motion of condolence at scottish parliament earlier in edinboro
the king led the grim professional alongside his siblings quietly marching behind the body of the queen through the heart of scotland's capital. >> it was eerie. it was eerily quiet. >> members of the royal regiment of scotland carried the casket draped with the royal standard and wreath of flowers moving her majesty from hollywood house the queen's official residence to saint gilles cathedral. the solemn setting giving people here one final goodbye. >> you can't help but think of people that you have lost. >> songs sung at the queen's wedding to prince philip welcomed her coffin into the church. mourners will have 24 hours to see her body before it's flown back to london tomorrow. >> queen elizabeth's ii's body will lie in westminster hall wednesday until the morning of the funeral which is set for one week from today. here in london, already people are lining up camping out for
that final farewell. bret? >> bret: alex hogan live in london, thanks. >> my dear mother was the friend of man, the friend of truth. the friend of age, and guide of youth. few hearts like hers with virtue warmed, few heads with knowledge so informed. >> bret: king charles iii speaking to parliament today. let's bring in fox news senior political analyst brit hume. brit, you have some reflections on queen elizabeth ii from all your coverage here in washington and abroad. >> i do, bret. i met her, actually back in 1991 when i was covering the presidency of george h.w. bush and she was in washington for a state visit and they had a little reception for members of the media. and i was introduced to her and we were all told ahead of time the things you should do and things you should not do. you are not supposed to reach out and touch her or anything like that other than a handshake. i found her to be quite pleasant
and polite. i wouldn't call her friendly but she was quite gracious. she was impressive in that way. very restrained in the way she behaved. and there had been -- there was an episode during that visit that a few could forget which was there was a ceremony on the south lawn, a welcoming ceremony complete with all the music and so forth that goes with that for a foreign visitor so close to the united states. a head of platform set up for the president to speak and for her there to speak as well. and the white house staff had provided a box for her to stand on because she was much shorter than president bush and the palace staff said no, no, her royal majesty does not stand on boxes the consequence was when she stood to speak the microphone was at about face level with her or below it. and she had on this enormous purple and white hat and you couldn't see her face. so you had to see on the south lawn of a white house of a talking hat. and it was -- you know, she got through it fine but it was kind
of amusing of it at the time. >> bret: seeing video of it now. >> bret: there it is. you can see her better that shot. the one live on the air you couldn't see her face at all. and he later took her to baltimore orioles game and she was quite curious about baseball. you could tell and i couldn't help but sympathize with her because she was probably as bewildered at what she was seeing there at that professional baseball game as i would be at a cricket match. >> bret: there is a lot of people out here throughout that i have heard, you know, okay, we get it. we are going to cover this nonstop and the pomp and circumstance and all of this. and from america's point of view, is it overdoing it? but, just talking to you about when her coronation happened as queen, and you were a child, going to see that. >> brit: i was a 10-year-old boy and i was taking to the old
mcarthur theater? washington which is now a cvs drugstore. it was a british film house in those days. very nice theater. and i was taken to see a film that had been made of the coronation of queen elizabeth. boy, did i ever not want to go. can you imagine giving this juvenile delinquent as i was off the streets to go see a film about the queen's coronation. i absolutely was fascinated and impressed by it. more interested than i could have ever imagined. i thought of her as quite a remarkable figure at the time. i thought of her in that way ever since. that long reign of hers. you know, british monarchs reign but they don't rule. they have a very limited role. and some have born it better than others and she seemed to bear it very well. she never seemed to put a foot wrong. she always maintained her strength and dignity and grace. and i think that is reflected in the reaction you see in the faces of the british people you see at these observances along the streets and in the churches and so on. i suspect that there is a lot of sentiment in that very same vein in america as well, bret.
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sides of the aisle now. i guess it just comes with the territory when you stand up for what you believe in. >> but bolduc has made head libraries saying the 2020 election was stolen and questioning the need for the fbi. >> i clarified those comments. they were taken out of context. and i would never be an advocate of getting rid of the fbi. >> we're at a gun range caroline lovett is running in the republican house primary here in new hampshire. it's a race that's pitting two former trump staffers left and matt anonymous against each other in a bitter battle exposing rivalries in the republican party, they are fighting for a chance to face off against incumbent democrat chris pappas in november. calling his opponents face off a maga civil war and says whoever the g.o.p. nominee is, will be pretty, quote: banged up. bret? >> bret: hillary, thank you. some big names on capitol hill are entering their final weeks in office. and there are concerns about what the leadership will look like after the november midterms
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♪ >> bret: a blue origin rocket suffered first launch failure today billionaire owned by jeff bezos veered off course about a minute off liftoff. the abort system evacuated after lift guilty the unmanned aircraft off the rocket. the capsule parachuted on remote dessert floor. ninth flight for that particular rocket. former president trump's legal team has filed a motion objecting to the government's candidates for special master
investigation into investigation seized from his florida home has spiraled out of control they want a scbluj to leave in place an order halting core aspects of the justice department probe. correspondent david spunt tells us where things stand tonight. >> former president donald trump's attorneys out with a new filing insisting some of the documents in question by the government may not be classified after all. on monday, trump's legal team filed a lengthy 21-page response to the government's argument that a third party arbiter, called a special master should have limited powers. trump's team disagrees. calling the overall investigation a document storage dispute that has spiraled out of control. the government wrongfully seeks to criminalize the possession by the 45th president of his own presidential and personal records. trump landed at dulles airport in northern virginia on sunday prompting speculation on social media as to why he is in the area for only the seconds time e
leaving office. multiple sources close to the investigation denied the fbi planned to visit trump's northern virginia golf club or meet with trump himself. on social media trump announced he was working from the club on monday. federal prosecutors want district judge aileen cannon to reconsider her ruling from last week telling investigators to temporarily stop examining more than 100 classified government documents seized from mar-a-lago until a special master reviews them first. they wrote that cannon's order could impede effort to identify the existence of any additional classified records that are not being properly stored. they argue cannon's order poses ongoing risk to national security. department of justice officials have until midnight to respond to the latest filing from trump's legal team. federal judge aileen cannon is expected to make an announcement on the special master at some point, possibly later this week.
the government is appealing this case to a higher court. bret? >> bret: david spunt at the justice department. david, thank you. breaks just minutes ago from the "new york times," the justice department has issued about 40 subpoenas in the past week seeking information about the actions of former president trump and his associates related to the 2020 election and the january 6th attack. we will continue to follow that. and follow it tomorrow. up next, the panel on the march to the midterms. first, here is what some of our fox affiliates around the country are covering tonight. fox the in minneapolis 15,000 union nurses across minnesota walk off the job after failing to reach an agreement with hospital executives. the group is calling for fair contracts to improve patient care and working conditions. it's believed to be the largest private sector nurse's strike in u.s. history. wsvn in miami where a fire destroys nearly a dozen vehicles outside hard rock stadium during a miami dolphins game. investigators believe a tailgate party likely sparked that blaze
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>> at the end of the day we should be concerned as someone who has run for office a lot, you have always got to run like three votes behind. folks in november gasoline rates, inflation things. >> i'm excited about the candidates we have overall because i do believe it gives us the opportunity to win back the majority and return sanity in washington which will reverberate around the country. >> imagine what we can do if we protect and better yet expand our majority in the senate. >> bret: all kinds of thoughts about the midterms as we close in now. we will bounce around some senate races just look at the
polls. they give us a snapshot in time. first of all ohio a new "u.s.a. today" poll has this very tight with democrat ryan slightly but essentially tied. pennsylvania senate poll the real clear politics average recent polls showing it a little tighter than. this this is the average of polls for that race in wisconsin. the democrat up a little bit on incumbent ron johnson. but this is interesting in that the "new york times" came out with a piece saying yes, the polling and warning signs are flashing again. quote democrat outrunning expectations in the same places where the polls overestimated mr. biden in 2020. and mrs. clinton in 2016. it raises the possibility that the apparent democratic strength in wisconsin and elsewhere is a mirage an artifact of persistent and unaddressed biases in survey research. let's start there with our panel. josh crawrk hour senior political correspondent. kimberley strassel a member of the editorial board at the "wall
street journal" and fowler show contributing writer for forbes magazine. josh, let me start with this premise last two presidential way off and races democrats are saying democrats are running out there. >> there was a poll in the fall of 2016 "the washington post" in wisconsin showing joe biden up by 17 points. he won the state by 1 point. so polling especially at this early stage. we vice president even seen the campaigns fully get underway. a lot of republican money is pouring into these big battle grounds. was i just in pennsylvania and i know john fetterman in leading in some of these early polls but he is not the base. he debate worry about his health after having a stroke odds campaign clearly has momentum polls aren't capturing the late movement in senate races and a lot of money going into attack ads against democrats a georgia
stacey abrams expanding the electorate days before the midterm. bellwether deeply purple. kemp abrams rematch test who can keep the coalition together while adding voters to georgia's changing electorate. it seems like kemp is holding his team together at least in the early polling there. >> yeah. that's right. it looks like kemp is holding team together. if you talk to the abrams campaign if you talk to stacey abrams herself she says she is not looking at the polling. she is trying to rebuild her own electorate. her electorate is the biden coalition plus or minus a couple of other folks. she says she is talking to african-american men and her quote is this if african-american men vote for her, she wins. if she can expand the capacity of african-american men which she believes is the emerging electorate she wins this race. herein lies the challenge for her in the last election donald trump doubled his lead amongst african-american men. what is she going to do there? we will see what happens in that race. anybody who is predicting who wins these races, bret, i have got to tell you they are wrong.
i think the american voter is still making up their minds. there is not just one issue. it's not just inflation. it's not just dobbs there is a lot of issues on the american voter's plate. they are still making their mind up and in georgia definitely making their mind up. >> bret: kimberley, the vice president was on meet the press and there are all kinds of things i could play for you. we will just play one of them here and have you racket. >> i think this is an activist court. it is not right that we take a constitutional right from the women of america deprive them of the ability to make decisions about their own body. we need to hold onto the senate and get two more and then we can put into law the protections of roe v. wade. everything is on the line. we have a secure border in that that is a priority for any nation, including ours and our administration. >> bret: i will let you pick. wow, thanks, bret.
one of the notable things she said there and she repeated it numbers of times. they very much broadcast what their vision is if they actually do manage to keep the senate. and in fact expand the number of members that they have there. their goal is going to be maybe to restructure the court. they are going to get rid of the filibuster. there is going to be dramatic changes. and this is not something that has gotten a lot of play. weirdly it's also not something that a lot of republican senate candidates are talking about out on the ground. but the stakes here are a lot bigger than just the race by race agenda. the stakes here really do get to some of the fundamental institutions of the country and senate democrats have made clear they will blow them up if they get the chance. >> bret: you know, josh, it's interesting fundamental institutions. we heard the chief justice john roberts respond criticism. legitimacy of the court. president now saving. the vice president saying that the court is illegitimate
essentially. something as well. >> this is very heated rhetoric. i was just up in new hampshire, i asked a democratic congressman chris pappas about some of the heated rhetoric the semi fascist he used he said it was unacceptable not healthy for democracy. i think that may please the base of the democratic party. they are trying to rally the base ahead of the midterms it. alienates a lot of swing voters. >> bret: what about that, richard, is that the playbook or do you think it varies around the country. >> i definitely think it varies. house race microfetterman it matters. listen to what he said yesterday. if women vote for me i win. you can't hurt women because he is banking on dobbs to win him suburban white women. so the contrast is very clear between how democrats are running their senate races versus how they are running their house races which is why i say when it comes down to election day, it's going to be a very interesting night. >> bret: to the point fetterman
was at an event and called himself fetter woman it was cringe worthy. >> republicans have to wrap their arms around. this i agree with richard. and josh there are a lot of issues beyond abortion and inflation but those are pretty big issues. the g.o.p. coming out of dobbs, they weren't necessarily certain of what their strategy we are starting to see come candidates try to go more on the offensive, talk about their opponents and their own extremism on the issue but we will see how it goes. >> bret: countdown is on. panel, thank you. ♪ ♪ >> bret: finally tonight, a special report salute. a spanish goal keeper her men nez sprang into action saturday when a fan suffered a heart attack in the final minutes of the soccer match. he sprinted across the field as you see here hurling a defibrillator into the stands where the fan was successfully treated by a medical team. later transferred to a local
hospital, doing okay. "special report" salute to that player for his decisive actions. tomorrow on "special report," the senate judiciary committee hears from twitter's former chief security officer about his allegations that the company repeatedly failed to protect its user's data. thanks for inight us into your home tonight. that's it for this "special report" fair balance wanted and unafraid. "jesse watters primetime" starts right now. if you notice i don't give you the same toss that the "the five" gives me. greg's toss today was a little. >> jesse: i promise you will never ever receive a toss like that. >> bret: see you. ♪ ♪ >> jesse: it was a somber weekend as the country reflected on the tragedy of the 9/11 attacks. 21 years ago. we saw displays of prism epatriotismfrom ground zero to l stadiums ♪ o