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we'll be here tomorrow night. along our guests will be christian whiton and congressman matt gaetz. good night. lauren: it is 5:00 a.m. here are your top stories this hour. big moment for president trump, new numbers on his handling of the economy as he claims victory in the high stakes mueller hearing. cheryl: the former special counsel grilled on capitol hill on his nearly three year russia probe. he left both sides of the aisle with more questions than answer. lauren: jeffrey epstein found semiconscious in his jail cell. cheryl: protesters celebrating in puerto rico overnight after nearly two weeks of demonstrations, the late night move by its embattled governor. it's thursday, july 25th. "fbn: a.m." starts right now.
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♪ ♪ say the word and sing along. ♪ have you heard the words of love. cheryl: welcome to "fbn: a.m.." good morning. i'm cheryl casone. lauren: good morning. thank you for joining us. i'm lauren simonetti. cheryl: let's take a look at how your money is moving on this thursday. as you can see, a mixed picture for u.s. futures. the dow is higher by 40, s&p, 1 and-a-half, nasdaq is lower by 15 and-a-half. earnings to talk about. lauren: coming off record highs for two of the three. check out the yield in the 10 year treasury, 2.03%. cheryl: taking a look at oil. we don't have any resolution in the middle east, in particular with iran and of course london's
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got to now deal with iran. we've got a gain of 34-cents there. lauren: this is how stocks closed thursday in asia, mostly higher. the kospi down a third of 1%. cheryl: we're waiting to hear from boris johnson, he's going to talk to parliament this morning. the ftse, the cac and dax all in the green. lauren: president trump called the witch hunt over, following robert mueller's hearings yesterday. mueller walked back a bombshell statement. cheryl: leland vittert is in washington with all the details. leland, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. presidenpresident trump wasted e declaring total victory. while mueller denied the report gave the president total exoneration. the president said it wasn't mueller's place to do so. >> he didn't have the right to exonerate. that was something where he totally folded because he never had the right to exonerate.
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and it was covered very well by congressman turner. >> reporter: democrats see mueller's day before congress a little differently. >> it was a very strong manifestation, in fact some would even say indictment, of this administration's cone of silence in their coverup it's >> reporter: it's difficult to find a moment in the testimony that significantly alters the facts. republicans went on offense as democrats tried to save their narrative. >> three times he lied to the fbi. yet you didn't charge him with a crime. >> excuse me, did you say 193? >> volume, 193, he lied three times, you pointed out in the report. why didn't you charge him with a crime. >> i can't get into internal deliberations with regard to who or would not be -- >> when donald trump called your investigation a witch hunt, that
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was also false, was it not? >> i would like to think so. >> when the president said russian interference was a hoax, that was false, wasn't it? true. >> reporter: mueller's reputation took a hit as observers said he did not like like he was in control of the room, many times asking for questions to be repeated. >> it was one, big, anti-climax. bob mueller has served this country well and honorably. i hope this isn't the american people's last memory of him. >> reporter: what comes next is largely up to congressional democrats. they'll have to decide whether or not to proceed with impeachment hearings in the house. noteworthy, cheryl and lauren, that after yesterday's hearing there were not a lot of new democratic voices beating the impeachment drums. back to you. cheryl: leland, thank you. disgraced financeer jeffrey
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epstein has been placed on suicide watch. he had injuries to his neck and was taken to a nearby hospital. at this point it's unclear how epstein suffered his neck injuries. we'll bring you more details as we get them. lauren: puerto rico's governor is leaving office after almost two weeks of thousands of people marching in the streets of san juan, demanding he resign. cheryl: governor rossello giving the people of the island what they've been asking for. ray boray bogen has details. >> i nouns to you today that i will be resigning the post of governor as of friday, august 2nd at 5:00 p.m. >> reporter: ricardo rossello says he's giving into protesters, stepping down, in a video address. after nearly two weeks of massive demonstrations, the public outcry sparked by the scandal in which nearly 900
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pages of offensive group chat messages between ro rossello ana 11 of his aides were leaked. >> i gave the best. i gave the maximum out of myself. >> reporter: in the hours leading up to rossello's resignation, tens of thousands of protesters gathered outside the governor's residence and once the announcement was made, the anger in puerto rico turning into celebration. but it's not just the citizens. on wednesday, lawmakers giving rossello an ultimatum. either step down or face an impeachment process. meanwhile, puerto rico is currently without a confirmed secretary of state. >> the law, which supplies the constitution in that sense, calls for the secretary of justice to become the next governor for the remaining of the tour. >> reporter: making the justice secretary the next in line to
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become governor. there are questions surrounding his fitness to govern, due to her ties to the governor and her on involvement in the chatgate scandal. ray bogen, fox news. lauren: today in washington, the house is planning to vote on a bipartisan budget deal. the vote will be among the last the house takes before leaving town for summer recess. the senate is expected to take up the vote next week. some republican lawmakers have expressed frustration over the deal because it would add hundreds of billions of dollars to the national debt. cheryl: earnings season going into overdrive today. we've got amazon, google parent alphabet and starbucks all reporting their latest results after the closing bell today. the revenue at amazon and alphabet expected to jump by double digits from a year ago and then speaking of amazon, treasury secretary steven mnuchin said that the company has destroyed the u.s. retail industry and a has little competition. we should also add the justice
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department announced yesterday a broad anti-trust investigation they've opened into big u.s. technology companies and then also back to amazon, amazon says that 90% of retail sales take place in brick and mortar stores, a little back and forth between the treasury secretary and amazon. lauren: facebook said the ftc opened an investigation into them. this follows a settlement with the ftc over privacy allegations. facebook posted stronger than expected second quarter results, able to grow their user base, despite the investigations. cheryl: tesla shares, we're watching that stock in the premarket right now. the company's second quarter numbers missed the street's forecast. tesla said it is working to increase production capacity. the stock is down 10 and three quarters of a percent. also, the company said that they
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lost over $400 million in the quarter, despite record sales led by of course the new model 3. and then there was this, another tesla executive is pulling up stakes. chief technology officer jb strobel is leaving after taking in $30 million in share sales. lauren: more earnings today, southwest, american, 3m, durable goods orders, north korea firing two short range issues into the he sea of japan. cheryl: tracee carrasco has details. tracee: the missile filings are the first provocation from the rogue regime in over three months. one of the unidentified projectiles traveled over 400 miles. the missile launch casting new doubts on efforts to restart denuclearization talks between washington and pyongyang. the senate finance committee releasing a bipartisan plan to lower prescription drug prices. the proposed legislation would
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cap seniors out-of-pocket costs and limit price increases in medicare. the changes are projected to save the government $100 billion over 10 years. committee members hope to bring the bill up for a full senate vote by fall. the trump administration also working to cut drug prices. reuters reporting the white house is considering issuing an executive order that would cut prices on virtually all branded prescription drugs sold to medicare and other government programs. the justice department appears ready to approve the merger between sprint and t-mobile. reports say the phone companies have been negotiating with anti-trust regulators over handing assets to dish network in order to create a new wireless carrier. this would reportedly satisfy the doj's insistence there be four major phone carriers. spacspacea rocket set off flameg
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a shutdown. no word on what caused the mishap. that's what's happening now. cheryl: tracee, thank you. lauren: still ahead, president trump says it was a very good day for him and republicans after the robert mueller testimony. is he out of the woods or do more legal questions hang over him? and a new study stays millennials are overly optimistic about their financial independence and their parents may be too. keep it here on "fbn: a.m." ♪ so what, i'm still a rock star, i've got my rock moves and i don't need you. ♪ and guess what, i'm having more fun, and now that we're done. key portfolio events. all in one place. because when it's decision time... you need decision tech. only from fidelity.
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with over 75 years of great savings and service. ♪ now that's a win-win. switch to geico. it's a win-win. lauren: an interesting request ponzi schemer bernie madoff. he wants the president to get him out of prison and has filed a petition for clemency. it's not clear whether the president would consider the request. madoff was sentenced to 150 years in prison for orchestrating the largest ponzi scheme in history. cheryl: robert mueller's testimony had the potential to be historically explosive. in the end, it left more questions than answers. for a legal perspective, let's bring attorney david bruno. let's talk about this. i want to play a sound bite.
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this is the initial bombshell of the morning that was taken back in the afternoon and this was of course ted lou from california. i don't think we have the sound bite. i'll tell you what he said. let's play that then, please. thank you. >> i'd like to ask you the reason, again, that you did not indict donald trump is because of olc opinion stating you can't indict a sitting president, correct? >> that is correct. >> i want to add one correction to my testimony this morning. as we say in the report and i said in the opening, we did not reach a determination as to whether the president committed a crime. cheryl: it all comes down to that obstruction of justice question mark. what did you make of the clarification by mueller and what does this mean for president trump when he leaves office eventually? >> there's a lot of criticism on mueller right here on this point because he could have come to a decision. one way or the other. and a prosecutor, his decision was to prosecute or not prosecute.
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and he did neither. but he elected to lay out ten things that could be obstruction of justice. and he made clear he's relying on the olc, office of legal counsel's directive, in the doj, that a sitting president can't be charged. cheryl: right. >> but you cannot have this conversation without talking about what ag barr and deputy attorney general rosenstein did after receiving that report because they took that and they were the big boys to make the decision. they made the decision. they said that there is insufficient evidence to prosecute obstruction of just ie and they're the ones that slammed the door on this charge here, in this administration. cheryl: i definitely got the sense from robert mueller, i watched all of it yesterday as move of us did, i got the sense that he was trying to stick to the report, stick to the law and he didn't want to go backwards. they were asking about the origins of the report. he didn't want to go backwards on that. it came to light that maybe mueller didn't really write a
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lot of that report. do you think the next step is going to be, for the democrats to start calling in some of the investigators that worked for mueller, some of the other special prosecutors, if you will? >> possibly. they have the subpoena power. what's the next step for democrats? they're going to try to get clarification on executive privilege and that's what they really need because let's -- don mcgahn claimed executive privilege. executive privilege and work product has been claimed in the census issues. that has put up a stopgap for future testimony. so that's that. and then also when you talk about fusion gps dossier and or origins, we have michael horowitz looking into the fisa abuse and also attorney durham looking at the origins. cheryl: that's what mueller was saying. he didn't want to jump into ongoing investigations. >> couldn't. cheryl: which i took as someone what is a lawyer that knows the law, knows his place and at this
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point in his career wanted to keep it clean, if you will. >> he could not. he could not because of the pending investigations. while steele dossier was mentioned in the report, i think the overridin override interestg to be pending investigations. cheryl: i've got to ask one more quick thing on mark zuckerberg. the ftc, there's an anti-trust investigation now. they didn't want to depose mark zuckerberg when they were chasing them for the $5 billion fine. what did you make of that? they wanted to get the investigation wrapped up, sounds like. >> makes sense because of the settlement. the settlement was announced, $5 billion. that's billion, big number, right. cheryl: yeah. >> they looked at it. they thought they were going to have a legal fight if they were going to try to depose him and opted for the settlement. mueller made the same decision, discussed yesterday about subpoenaing trump. he said i thought about it but i didn't because it would have taken too long. cheryl: thank you so much. always great to have you here. lauren: more solid news tore
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mitch, there's that poll and quickly, i want to show viewers this other one. the condition of the economy, how we feel about things, it's the best number since before 9/11. so my question to you is, does the president win re-election if he has the economy on his side and people feeling good about it? >> it's the economy, stupid, is the sound bite that we'll all remember. when you have that tailwind, it's really hard not to win, right. what's interesting is in the fourth quarter of last year, the media was trying to talk us into a recession. with the exception of this network, perhaps. but it was doom and gloom and they were talking about what was going on around the world and how it would take place here. the jobs numbers are very strong, retail sales are strong, consumer confidence is strong. the president has a lot of tailwinds on his side as relates to the economy. lauren: we have second quarter gdp tomorrow. elizabeth warren is speaking of trying to convince of that headed towards a recession.
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she's predicting there's a recession. there's another part of the same poll that says if a democrat wins in 2020, this is where it gets tricky, 33% say the economy gets better if a dem is charge. that's 33%. that's the same as if trump wins reelection. i couldn't jive those numbers in my head. can you? >> i can't. absolutely not. if you look at the policies of many of the candidates, they are not going to help the economy. raising taxes, imposing more regulations, those are the things that this administration did to jumpstart the economy. our economy was growing but it was growing slowly. we've seen stronger growth in the last two years than we saw in the briefs just eight. lauren: do democrats need to stop talking about mueller, stop talking about impeachment and investigation and focus on the economy? >> i think they do. the problem is, it's going to become a debate over who takes credit for that economic growth and so they're looking for other things, because if it's a battle just on the economy, i think trump's got the economy on his
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side. lauren: let's talk about millennials. you're the father of two. >> they're genz. lauren: in the latest study -- when do you expect them to be off your payroll? >> i was going to go with never as an answer to that. lauren: the correct answer is probably around 25. look at this. millennials and gen z together, they say they want to move out of their parents' home at 20 and buy a home at 27. >> i'm cheering in my seat, the prospects of that happening. millennials, the financial crisis happened in their lifetime and they remember it. gen z, they don't remember the financial crisis. they're seeing low levels of unemployment, rising wages. lauren: they're seeing the trump economy. >> they're seeing the trump economy. they're very optimistic about the economy and they think
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they'll move out of their parents' house. lauren: he ties it all together for us. >> get out of the house. lauren: mitch rochell, thank you very much. trump economy is great, get a job. you're out. cheryl: speaking of getting out, oscar winning actress faye dunaway has been fired from the broabroadway bound play, he reportedly slapped and threw things at crew members which were trying to put on her wig. it had a pre-broadway run. it would have marked her return to broadway for the first time in 37 years. she was also famous for playing mommy dearest, joan crawford. but it was a katherine help burn play. lauren: let's see how your money is doing. dow is up 31, s&p barely high,
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cheryl: investors are sending facebook shares higher in free market after the company's results came in better than expected, despite a $5 billion fine for privacy violations, stock up a little more than one and-a-half percent. our next guest says facebook is the drug we cannot quit. let's bring in tech analyst, ian
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wishinggrad. we can't get rid of this drug called facebook, ian. >> we can't. between instagram and facebook as its platforms, as much as we want to hate on them, the problem is the advertising community gets such strong results from them and there's nowhere else to put your digital dollars, so the money keeps coming in. cheryl: $16.9 billion in revenue, 28% jump year over year for facebook. tesla, a bit of a different story, the stock is getting killed in the premarket right now, tesla under big-time pressure after their earnings. what is your take on tesla and what seems to be a lot of empty promises from elon musk. >> a you few things. they're starting to behave like a normal auto company, which is disappointing because they wanted to be more like a tech platform. they're trying to make the s and x models more expensive and the 3 less expensive for most people. instead of doing a sedan, they should have done the model y,
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which is a car that people are more interested in. you've got the german manufacturers, other people coming to market with great cars. they have to bring something new to the table. they discounted the cars, especially with the tax credit going away. it's tough for them. cheryl: stock down more than 10% in the premarket. we've got amazon coming out. we've got starbucks. steven mnuchin made harsh comments about amazon yesterday. what's your take on what we're going to hear from amazon today. >> i think you'll hear good news from amazon. this is people trying to stop technology and progress from happening. amazon didn't create these issues. they got ahead of everyone else. everyone else has to play catchup. cheryl: amazon will be one of the biggest stories to watch as well as starbucks. after the bell, you'll want to watch, we have complete cover and analysis of amazon's earnings, right here on fox business. lauren: with me. president trump's plan for
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asylum seekers is facing dualing rulings. cheryl: todd piro joins us with more on where the case goes next. todd. >> reporter: cheryl and lauren. it's looking more and more likely that the supreme court is going to have to decide on asylum, after more split rulings from the federal courts on the crisis at the border. first was a ruling in washington by district court judge timothy kelly, a trump appointee who declined to stop the administration policy requiring asylum seekers to first apply in countries they pass through on the way to the u.s., such as mexico or guatemala. here's the president celebrating that ruling. >> the asylum is a very big ruling. it was a tremendous ruling today. we appreciate it. we respect the courts very much. that helps us very much at the border. the numbers are way down at the border which is a good thing, apprehensions are way down
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because mexico has now 22,000 soldiers and they mean business because they know what happens. >> reporter: a few hours later in san francisco, district court judge john tiger blocked the poll sigh an sigh and order -- y and ordered the government to restore the old rules. >> our main argument is that the administration is doing an end run around what congress enacted. congress made clear that merely going through another country was not a basis to deny someone asylum. >> reporter: this comes as a new fox news poll shows that six in 10 voters are concerned about the treatment of migrants at the border. most democrats, 82%, say they are concerned while most republicans, 58%, say they are not. back to you. lauren: todd, thank you very much. let's get you caught um on global market action overnight. u.s. stock market futures mixed this morning.
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dow is up 41, s&p up 1. could see new records there. nasdaq giving up 14. in asia, stocks mostly higher. the winner is the shanghai, gaining half of 1%. european stocks also mostly higher. craig erlam is a senior market analyst, he joins us from london. good morning, craig. my question to you is big day, the european central bank, they're expected to cut interest rates. do you think they do that today? >> i think they hold off today but the market is clearly expecting a lot more than they were even a week ago. market probabilities at this point is around 50/50. which is still quite high under the circumstances. ecb doesn't tend to make adjustments at meetings when they're not releasing new forecasts, march, june, august and november. so the idea that we could see one today would come as quite a shock. but that being said, it's also going to be important what type of language mario draghi uses.
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if he continues to hint at a rate cut in september, then that will be very interesting. lauren: and the pound is down today versus the u.s. dollar and, craig, that gets me to this. 98 days until the brexit deadline. how are investors where you are responding to boris johnson, the new prime minister of the u.k.? >> i think the one thing they do tie him to is a higher proble probability of a no deal exit. that's a threat he'll continue to play for the next few months. i don't think it's something he wants. i think it's something he would like to avoid. the difference between him and his predecessor is that you do believe he would follow through on the threat if the eu doesn't offer concessions in some way. ultimately the deal that's in place now will not get through parliament. lauren: we'll continue to watch that. craig, thank you for your time. >> thank you. cheryl: still ahead, he came, he saw, he spoke. lauren: he did. cheryl: robert mueller's testimony lighting up both sides of the aisle. so can the beltway finally put
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cheryl: it was quite the show
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coming out of the robert mueller testimony on capitol hill yesterday. >> welcome, everyone, to the last gasp of the russia collusion conspiracy theory. >> the reason, again, that you did not indict donald trump is because of olc opinion stating you can not indict a sitting president, correct. >> that is correct. >> i want to go back to one thing that was said this morning by mr. lou. we did not reach a determination as to whether the president committed a crime. >> your investigation is not a witch hunt, is it. >> it is not a witch hunt. >> i'm quoting from the steele dossier, extensive evidence of conspiracy between the trump campaign team and the kremlin. was he lying to the fbi? >> that's beyond my purview. >> it is exactly your pur purvi. either they made it up or russians lied to steele. >> you didn't find evidence of any agreement, i'm quot quoting,
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between the trump campaign officials and any rus russian ld officials -- >> you explain that, quote, the opinion says that the constitution requires a process other than the criminal justice system to formally accuse a sitting president of wrongdoing, end quote. is that impeachment. >> i'm not going to comment on that. >> it's time for the curtain to close on the russia hoax. the conspiracy theory is dead. lauren: so is congressman nunes right, is the curtain closed? we ask attorney sarah kim a along with democratic strategist, howard franklin. what do you think, where do we go from here? >> i don't think it's dead just yet. i do think that republicans probably have a clearer path to claim victory after yesterday's testimony. just because the house democratic caucus is of two minds about the entire process. right. for nancy pelosi, looking and the folks who agree with her,
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looking at one side of the coin, going forward, potentially embolden's president trump and protects his chances for re-election. for democrats who want to proceed with impeachment hearings, they could potentially see themselves weakening the president and maybe unearth new evidence that might call into question. lauren: let's play what nancy pelosi said about impeachment and sarah, you can respond on the other side. >> okay. lauren: basically she said to our capitol hill producer, i'm going to watch maybe some of these hearings and folks, particularly democrats, were trying to make the case that what they heard from mueller would strengthen her thoughts on impeachment. that doesn't seem to have happened. >> it definitely did not happen. i think for one singular reason. the mueller report was issued in order to find whether russia colluded, conspired, and obstructed with president trump
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in order to fix 2016 in his favor and what the mueller report found is that it wasn't true and the two main take-aways that people should have of yesterday's hearing is, one, the democrats didn't read the mueller report and, two, robert mueller himself didn't read the mueller report. the republican party was so well-prepared. i myself have read that report 19 times. and that's why we were able to point to the specific words of the four corners, proving that there wasn't conspiracy and proving that there wasn't obstruction of justice. so the democratic party should feel free to move forward with impeachment, more hearings, because their allegations are fake. and when you don't need evidence, you can do whatever you want. lauren: how do you think voters respond to all of this, howard? because -- and we have polls to show some of the numbers. 8%, that's it, said there was a chance what they heard at the hearing yesterday, eight hours essentially, would change their
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mind. just 8%. so we're basically dug in on what we thought before, we might still think now. how do we move the needle? >> i think that's typical and almost a hallmark of today's politics. folks tune into their network of choice and i don't think a lot of minds were changed. i don't believe the format of the hearing was designed to change minds. i know it's something we've long expected and wanted to see come to fruition. i don't believe it's a format for changin changing minds. i think there's a degree of fatigue around the conversation. obviously as we move into the 2020 election sigh l kell, there will be more discussion of this, we'll have a debate from democratic nominees or potential nominees in detroit, upcoming. so we'll hear more about it. i don't think we're in a place where this is moving the needle or changing minds. lauren: democrats were hoping it would, they were hoping that mueller would really move the needle and bring to life the mueller report and as you said,
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you read that report 19 times and the report was better than the show, the book was better than the movie. >> and this is the problem. the movie was the titanic. i mean, if you would have just read the book and understood history, you would have known that there was not evidentiary proof and i think it's shocking that the democratic party today, the day after special counsel mueller testified, wants to blame it on three things. they want to blame it on, one, the american people being tired. two, robert mueller being tired. three, the hearing format being tired. none of those things have anything to do with why the hearing failed. the hearing failed because chairman adam schiff and chairman jerry nadler and speaker nancy pelosi have gone on television hundreds of times and saying there was direct evidence that donald trump colluded and conspired with the russian government and special counsel mueller's report shows specifically this did not
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happen. i read it 19 times. if there was truth in it, it would have come out. there was no truth. lauren: thank you. we have to leave it there unfortunately. have a good day. cheryl: he let's take a look at futures this morning. we've got a mixed picture going on. it is a big day again for earnings. you're going to want to watch the tech heavy nasdaq which right now is lower in the premarket by 18 and-a-half. you've got the s&p up by three quarters, the dow is up by 35. after the bell, amazon, alphabet, intel, starbucks. and facebook and instagram attacking vices. the changes that are coming to your social media feeds. and we have told you how you can stay in a wine barrel. remember the hoe tel hotel wine? you can also stay in a giant hot dog and a potato. you won't believe the new place you can now spend the night. lauren: a bed? cheryl: stay tuned. ♪ welcome to the hotel california. ♪ such a lovely place.
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>> we're waiting on amazon earnings but it is taking their streaming service into virtual reality tech giant released a prime video vr app that lets users stream shows and a virtual space, it sound very futuristic is watch the man in high cast pl for instance going to be any better if you're wearing this headset? we ask fox news headlines 24/7 brett larson what do you think? >> it will probably be immersive. good word. >> virtual, the oculus has been out for three or four yearses from facebook had had sort of limited success. gamers love virtual reality. this is definitely an interesting introduction, so probably bring it more to the masses you know if anything amazon does more people are going to have access to it i think we're virtual reality shines is video gaming because that's something that you kind of. the to be immersive. to a point you don't want to make yourself sick that's the
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other problem people can have with it i also think sports we saw this with hd television turning back the clock a decade here but nfl decides to do hd tv because you want to watch high quality picture. >> 3d did not take off. you made a point about the cost 800 to 1,000 dollars. a lot of computing power cost you a lot of money and exactly they're 500 to 1,000 so that's a hard sell to most people. most folks you can get a nice hd tv a nice big hd tv even a 4k for 3 or 400 up to a play station or wii or nintendo switch to play super mario you have a great experience and if you get a tv big enough it is going to feel somewhat immersive. but i think hollywood has to make tv shows for vr headsets
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specifically. like 3d tv so like it didn't work out. but if amazon they have that will built in audience. so if you like to shop you can turn your shopping habit into a dream job. retail me not is looking to hire a shopping specialist. one person will get 5,000 for a week to shop at stores featured on app and website and guess what you can keep everything that you buy too. [laughter] yeah. and brett do you have a dog or cat? >> i have a dog. so i have a cat lauren -- >> i've got nothing. i've got kids. but apparently run out of thing to study and talk about on television. cats are fatter than they used to be it turns out that is not my cat. researchers say domestic cats have gained half a ponged since 195. cats reach peak weight at 8 years old as prone to get diseases leak we do diabetes, that's body shaming. and milo is not overweight.
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>> no body shaming thank you for joining us, thank you, brett. 5rbgs been a.m. hello maria. rng goring to you happy thursday everybody. good morning i'm mile-an-hour maria bartiromo your top stories right now just 6 a.m. on east coast more questions than answers robert mueller testified for more than six hours yetdz on capitol hill leading little hope for impeachment. president trump claiming victory more to celebrate this morning with new polls on the economy as well. another big day for earnings in focus two airlines hit by grounding of the 737 max. southwest and american out with earnings. then 3 a.m. bris pl myers among big names beef opening bell this morning we have numbers and full analysis. investor looking at a mixed opening looking higher per dow industrials but lower for the nasdaq after the nasdaq and s&p closedded in a record high yesterday. growing tensions with china
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continuing the u.s. navy sailing warship through taiwan strait this less than a week before they go face-to-face trade talks between the u.s. and china mornings with maria begins right now. we have a big show this morning joining conversation right now fox business dagen mcdowell and james freeman and atlas and offer of china vision jonathon d.c. war great to see you this morning. first time on the panel jonathon about, welcome. >> thank you good to be here. we want to get your expertise on

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