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families. >> juan: indeed. so, greg, you got any revelations? who is going to be your first guest? >> greg: there is going to be a lot of surprises but you are going to recognize a few. we have got jam-packed. ♪ >> bret: good evening welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. one police officer is dead. attacker is dead. security, once again, is increased at the u.s. capitol. another deadly security incident at the capitol building less than three months after the january 6th riot. this time a man drove a car into a barricade hitting two officers, killing one of them. authorities say the driver emerged from the car with a large knife and was shot and killed by capitol police. it's believed he acted alone, but the investigation continues at this hour. congressional correspondent chad pergram has been following this all day up on capitol hill and has the latest tonight. good evening, chad.
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>> bret, another tragic death of another capitol police officer. william billy evans an 18-year veteran of the force. just after 1:00 eastern today police say a suspect who fox has identified as 25-year-old noah green originally from indiana rammed his blue nissan into two capitol police officers guarding the main senate entrance to the capitol. the car then crashed into a barricade. police say green jumped out and lunged at the officers with what was described as a cross between a machete and a kitchen knife. police fired on green, killing him. but acting u.s. capitol police chief pittman had devastating news for a department still reeling after the january 6th riot. >> and it is a very, very heavy heart that i announce one of our officers has succumb to his injuries. >> house speaker nancy pelosi called eafns martyr for democracy. in a statement, president biden
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said he sends heart felt condolences to the evans family. the president says he knows what a difficult time this has been for the capitol and those who protect it. prior to this year, only two capitol police officers had ever died defending the capitol. officer jacob chestnut and detective john gibson during a 1998 shootout and now two more officers in less than three months. first officer brian sicknick who died after the riot. sicknick's remains just laid in honor in the capitol rotunda over the winter. >> i just ask that the public continue to keep u.s. capitol police and their families in your prayers. this has been an extremely difficult time for u.s. capitol police after the events of january 6th and now the events that have occurred here today. >> police say green wasn't known to them the capitol already on
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high alert after january. >> at this time this it does not appear to be an ongoing threat. it does not appear to be terrorism-related. >> just two weeks ago officials removed the extra security fence erected after the riot. had that fencing still been up, that roadway would not have been open, and the suspect could not have gotten his car that close to the u.s. capitol, bret? >> >> bret: chad, well, to your point there, what does this do overall about the debate about capitol security? >> well, security officials always say keep the fight outside and that respect security worked today and that's why there is a double barricade at that entrance to prevent cars from driving close to the capitol and that's what failed on january 6th. this does raise questions. should constitution avenue even be open to traffic? it was closed for more than two months after the riot and this is why capitol security officials always pushed for a broader security perimeter around the capitol to keep attacks away. but lawmakers don't want to turn
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the capitol into citadel which americans cannot visit. today's incident reveals that the capitol remains a target. bret? >> bret: chad pergram live on capitol hill. chad, thank you. you are looking live at, momentarily, a picture of atlanta's baseball stadium where the summer's -- this summer's all-star game was supposed to be played. major league baseball is now moving that game elsewhere in response to the new georgia election law. that decision comes shortly after president biden said he would support such a move to protest the legislation despite multiple fact checks including from "the washington post saying that the president, the white house, and top democrats have been saying about that new law is not true. let's gets details tonight from correspondent steve harrigan in atlanta. good evening, steve. >> good evening, bret. the summer classic supposed to be right here in atlanta in july. it's not going to happen now. it's going to be moved to another city. we don't know which one yet.
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mlb commissioner rob man ford saying he is going to move it because, quote, there were restrictions placed on voting in georgia, that's something mlb does not stand for. now, that assertion drew a blistering response from georgia's republican governor brian kemp' who in a statement said today major league baseball caved to fear, political opportunism and liberal lies. georgians and all americans should fully understand what the mlb's knee jerk decision means, cancel culture and woke political activists are coming for every part of your life, sport included. it was just four years ago that the nba moved its all-star game out of north carolina after that state passed a law regulating the use of public bathrooms by transgender individuals. analysts say this is another example of professional athletes spreading their political wings. >> they feel that this law is discriminatory. and so they are going to stand up, rise up, and they are going to let their voices be heard and
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make a move. >> now the commissioner said he talked to players both active and retired. he talked to clubs. one group he may not have spoken to were democratic politicians here in georgia who say they do oppose the new election law but they also oppose any events moving out of the state of georgia or any boycotts. stacey abrams who ran and lost against kemp tweeted disappointed mlb will move the all-star game but proud of their stance on voting rights. i urge events and productions to come and speak out or stay and fight. that sentiment echoed by the new democratic senator here jon ossoff who said he cat gore rickly opposes any events moving out of the state or any boycotts. he said that business, the growth of business here in georgia is what is driving this political progress, so it's a move really as it stands now here in georgia, doesn't seem to please either democrats or republicans and governor kemp in a programming note will be on tonight with tucker at 8:00 p.m. bret, back to you. >> bret: steve harrigan live in
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atlanta. steve, thank you. you wonder if the mlb read that new law. president biden says higher taxes to pay for his massive infrastructure plan would not slow down the economy. the president today celebrating a very positive jobs report for march. speaking of numbers, we are getting extraordinary new projections tonight on the number of children crossing into the u.s. from the southern border. white house correspondent peter doocy takes a look. >> as the president prepared for easter at camp david. >> i hope y'all have a good weekend. >> you too. >> i'm looking forward to it. [laughter] >> border officials are braising for as many as 184,000 unaccompanied minors crossing the border by the end of the year. >> we're going to surpass the numbers from back in 2019? gloria chavez el paso border patrol chief released video of two toddlers being dropped over the border wall there week and shares photo of the 3 and 5-year-old girls being given snacks. this is why she went public.
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>> so that the parents that are actually conducting this type of arrangement with criminal organizations, these people don't care about their well-being. >> at the white house, officials are still hoping to break through with a message don't come now. >> that is a sliver of what our efforts are and we don't feel that simply telling people with more psas not to come that that is going to be the only way to reduce the number of people who are taking the journey. >> but there are also diplomatic conversations with leaders in guatemala, honduras and el salvador led by vice president harris. >> the vice president's role is really focused on the northern triangle. >> now democratic senator joe manchin is pitching a possible pause. >> i have mentioned moratorium. we have a human crisis that i'm seeing here. i have come here and seen it. so if that means shutting everything down for 90 days, something has to be done and has to be expedited. >> the president didn't talk about immigration today. instead focusing on the 916,000 jobs created last month.
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>> the first t our administration has seen more new jobs created in the first two months in any administration in history. >> but, despite the progress, he wants more stimulus with his infrastructure plan. >> congress should debate my plan, change it and offer al turner tis if that's what they think they have to do but congress should act. >> the president says his predecessors who have been successful knew how to time what they are doing and now even as some democratic lawmakers come out and say it is time to talk about immigration in congress, the president thinks it's time to talk about $2.5 trillion more stimulus in his infrastructure package. bret? >> bret: he also mentioned the coronavirus and fighting that and vaccine efforts. what about the cdc's inconsistent messaging just this week? >> inconsistent, scattered, dizzying.
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in a week that started with on a real low note with the cdc director saying that she felt a sense of existential doom and that she was scared, then the next day she came out and said good news, people that get the vaccines cannot carry it, something the cdc scientists then walked back a little bit. she then came out and said that or the cdc came out and said that people with the vaccines can travel safely within the united states but they should not and this did come up at the briefing. somebody was asking what kind of an example the president is setting by going to camp david for easter weekend with members of his family and jen psaki did not give us specific numbers of people that he will be meeting with just to say that it is not going to be the big irish biden clan that we have seen at previous holidays, bret. >> bret: peter doocy live on the north lawn, thank you. happy easter. let's bring in our panel early.
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mollie hemingway. a.b. stoddard and byron york chief political correspondent at the washington examiner. i want to cover a number of things but, first, comment on the security situation we are still trying to figure out what was behind this guy who did this today but obviously capitol police losing another police officer in this attack. a.b., you work up there a lot. just your thoughts of the day? >> a.b.: yeah, bret, it's really hard to think back to 1998 when we -- when we lost those two officers that chad pergram referred to. officer gibson and officer chestnut are their names stay with us because of the time it was so shocking we really thought the capitol complex was invaluable. thinking about my first reaction today when i heard the news of this capitol hill police officer losing his life, in this very different altercation, just as
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the perimeter has changed and eased very recently my first reaction was what kind of threats will they face next week and the week after that? they are a target. and so this man seems to have had terrible mental problems. it is not seem to be an episode of political violence, but it still means that this is a place that people who seek to cause harm or get themselves in a shootout with police in a suicidal mission or anything dangerous are gravitating towards. it really brings an urgency to this issue after january 6th when over 100 -- more than 100 capitol police officers were injured and are still recovering. many of them deeply traumatized. how they are going to be able to be protected in order to protect this community going forward. >> bret: yeah, just to praise their efforts today and every
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day. mollie, i want to turn to the other stories of the day. the major league baseball announcement pulling out of atlanta. and in protest of this election law. it's pretty stunning if you think about it of all the checks of what has been talked about about this law and what the reality of it is. >> mollie: well, what the reality of this law is that it had some minor improvements to how voting is done in georgia to provide a little bit of confidence about the security of elections. it streamline as lot of things after years of trouble in voting. and what democrats and the media and other people have done is basically lie about what this bill is. and they have said that it is racist to support voting integrity. that is ridiculous. and it is preposterous that they would say that it's also ridiculous that major league baseball would believe that or regurgitate that and baseball is in no position to be doing.
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this they have trouble keeping fans like me. they are losing fans like me. they have no attraction to younger crowds. they already supported the violent riots last summer which turned off a lot of fans. and now they are telling the entire republican party that they would like them to stop being fans. and not just republicans. in fact, the basic things are widely popular throughout the country including majorities of democrats support things like having basic voter i.d. and major league baseball which has no problem getting into bed with the communist chinese party which has no democratic policies to speak of, but they -- >> bret: there is no early voting in beijing. >> mollie: yeah. but voting integrity is actually important for the whole country. this is something everybody should support, including corporations. you don't have a country if you can't trust elections and everybody should be moving for this not fighting people who are trying to could a little bit of good here. >> bret: all right. here is president biden earlier, a couple of times, take a listen and i want to read what "the
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washington post" wrote. >> what i'm worried about is how unamerican this whole initiative is. it's sick. it's sick. deciding that you are going to end voting at 5:00 when working people are just getting off work? >> you are going to close a polling place at 5:00 when working people just get off? this is all about keeping working folks and ordinary folk that's grew up with from being able to vote. >> bret: he went on to say that he was in favor of moving the all-star game if that was a protest. "the washington post" says in reality, election day hours were not changed. and the opportunities to cast a parking lot in early voting were expanded. the law made a modest change replacing a vegas praise replacing business hours presumed to be 9205 to 9 to 5 time period. some rural offices worked only part time during the week not a full 8 hour day so the shift, to be specific, makes it be clear they must be open every weekday 8 hours but that's the minimum.
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it goes on to give counties, byron, the option to stay open longer, earlier and later than 9:00 to 5:00 in the early voting but 7:00 to 7:00 on election day. >> byron: plus drop boxes changed for the pandemic last year are now in the law. the worst thing about this is that president biden continues to misrepresent what is in this law, giving major league baseball cover to do what he does and, by the way, frustrating a lot of people in georgia and not just republicans. stacey abrams, who is basically the hero win of the voting rights movement in georgia said please, please, do not boycott our state. senator ossoff newly elected in that january 5th runoff democrats said he disagrees with what biden is doing on here. senator warnock, the other senator elected on january 5th is a little bit less decisive
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about that. but they are top figures in georgia saying this does not warrant some sort of boycott. and you have got the president of the united states giving his own to that. >> bret: i only have a couple seconds here a.b. but politically going forward in 2022 is this going to be a big deal phonily. >> a.b.: oh, yes, it's going to be a big deal for both sides. democrats are doing themselves a disservice not to be on the same page on boycotts which are dramatic and have major ripple down consequences. they don't know where this will go next and they are not in agreement about it. i think they should have focused more on what the bill did to increase partisan influence rather than talk about water bottles. so, you know, i think that they sort of shot themselves in the foot on their messaging on this. >> bret: all right. panel, we will see you later in the show. good news to report the capitol
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police officer who was struck by the car is in stable, nonthreatening condition. just getting that word. up next though, revealing answer from the president's son when asked about his laptop. serious allegations in the sex scandal voluming an already controversial republican congressman matt gaetz. is clinically shown to help manage blood sugar levels. boost glucose control products contain high quality protein and key nutrients to support immune health. try boost. new projects means new project managers. you need to hire. i need indeed. indeed you do. the moment you sponsor a job on indeed you get a short list of quality candidates from our resume database. claim your seventy five dollar credit, when you post your first job at indeed.com/home. not everybody wants the same thing. that's why i go with liberty mutual — they customize my car insurance so i only pay for what i need. 'cause i do things a little differently. hey, i'll take one, please!
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♪ >> bret: breaking tonight, president biden's son says he does not remember whether a laptop that reportedly contained details about his business dealings with ukraine and connections to his dad was actually his. hunter biden is promoting a new book detailing his long battle with substance abuse and his relationship with his famous father, now president. congressional correspondent jacqui heinrich has a look at what hunter biden is writing and what is he saying about it tonight. >> hunter biden still under federal investigation for potential tax-related crimes opened up for the first time about the existence of a laptop he purportedly left at a delaware repair shop. >> was that your laptop? >> for real, i don't know. >> i know you know. >> i really don't know is what the answer is. >> you don't know yes or no if the laptop was yours. >> i have no idea. i have no idea. >> so it could have been yours. >> of course, certainly there could be a laptop out there that was stolen from me. it could be that i was hacked it. could be that it was russian
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intelligence. it could be that it was stolen from me. >> revelations came in an interview ahead of his memoir's release which also details his battle with addiction. he has never before spoken about the laptop emails detailing overseas business dealings in china and ukraine. they have long been the subject of scrutiny from republicans including former president trump who was impeached over his effort to dig up information connecting then candidate joe biden to, quote: corruption. after impeachment and right before the election, trump lawyer rudy giuliani received the laptop from a delaware computer repair shop owner john paul mcisaac. he believed what was on it proved trump's claims. joe biden halls already denied any knowledge or involvement with his son's business deals asserted the laptop's content with the product of russian disinformation. >> do you still think that the story from the fall about your son hunter were russian disinformation and a smear campaign like you said? >> yes, yes, yes. god love you, man. you are a one horse pony.
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>> mcisaac says he was forced to close his shop after critics cast doubt on the contents of the laptop claimed it was hacked. twitter blocked post a decision later said was a mistake. military hackers targeted burisma the ukrainian energy company where hunter biden worked. sources tell fox news that same year the fbi seized that laptop in connection with a money laundering probe that investigation later fizzled out, hunter is still under investigation for his tax affairs although it's unclear if it has any connection to the laptop. bret? >> bret: continue to follow. jacqui heinrich live on capitol hill. jackie, thank you. the emerging sex scandal involving florida republican matt gaetz is growing more sorted tonight. there are reports of money for sex, drug-fueled trysts even competition among lawmakers including their sexual
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conquests. gaetz denied the original allegations up front but this story keeps evolving. correspondent kevin corke has the latest on this. good evening, kevin. >> good evening, bret. the federal investigation targeting congressman gaetz is specifically looking into whether he and an associate provided cash or other things of value to women that they had sex with after connecting with them online. that associate of mr. gaetz was indicted last year for allegedly trafficking a taping girl for sex back in 2017. and now the doj is reportedly trying to determine whether gaetz himself had sex with a 17-year-old. gaetz, who is not married, was not married at the time, but is currently engaged, has strongly denied the allegations and, in fact, he has even suggested that he reached out to the fbi because this could all be part of a possible extortion plot. unnamed sources have told the miami herald newspaper that gaetz was a part of young male lawmakers who at the time created a game to score their female sexual conquests which allegedly granted point for
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various targets such as interns, staffers and other female colleagues at the state house in tallahassee. meanwhile, leaders on capitol hill here in washington are taking a wait and see approach about the allegations but they do acknowledge there could be consequences if the allegations are proven to be true, including possible removal from the house judiciary committee. >> those are serious implications. if it comes out to be true, yes, we would rehoove him if that was the case. >> of course, being removed from the judiciary committee is the least that could be done from. what we have heard so far, this would be a matter for the ethics committee. >> house speaker nancy pelosi there. meanwhile, that investigation started last year when bill barr was attorney general under then president trump. politico reports that barr allegedly avoided being seen near gaetz in public and even pulled out of an event in an effort to avoid being around him, again, that is according to politico. in text messages today, gaetz told the hill newspaper that it
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is, quote: very safe to say he has no plans to step down and continues to insist the rumors are absolutely false. of course, we will keep an eye on this story for you, bret, back to you. >> bret: kevin, thank you. up next, the latest testimony from the trial of the former police officer accused of causing the death of george floyd. first, here's what some of our fox affiliates around the country are covering tonight. kvrr in fargo, north dakota as firefighters stop a grifer spreading in the western north dakota tourist town of that dura where it's 100 residents were forced to evacuate. no injuries or damages reported. officials believe an electrical line started that fire. this is a live look at atlanta from fox 5. a lot of atlanta stories today. one of the big stories there tonight atlanta's mayor says she hopes a new police academy will raise morale on the force and attract new officers. kisha lance bottoms says she wants to build the safety
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training academy on 150 acres at the old atlanta prison farm. the facility would also support fire department personnel. that is tonight's live look outside the beltway from "special report." we'll be right back. ♪ ♪ i'm only one call away ♪ i'll be there to save the day ♪
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♪ >> bret: the trial of the former minneapolis police officer accused of causing george floyd's death focused today on whether the use of force was appropriate. correspondent matt finn shows from us minneapolis. >> the most senior officer of the minneapolis police force lieutenant richard zimmerman on the stand speaking very critically of former officer derek chauvin usings his knee on george floyd's tech as floyd was handcuffed on the ground. >> totally unnecessary. pulling him down to the ground face down and putting your knee on the neck for that amount of time is just uncalled for. >> zimmerman telling the court that chauvin escalated his use of force on a handcuffed floyd to the top tier deadly force. >> if your knee is on a person's neck that can kill him. >> the lieutenant testified that a handcuffed person like floyd should not have been left on his stomach for too long. >> once you secure or handcuff a person, you need to get them out of the prone position as soon as
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possible because it restricts their breathing. >> the defense pointing out that zimmerman and investigative officer has not patrolled the streets for decades. >> the frequency with which you have to use higher levels of force as an investigator doesn't happen all that often, right? >> correct. >> zimmerman telling the defense that a knee to the shoulder was a part of their training and sometimes police do keep people in a restrictive position until an ambulance gets there. as in floyd's case. >> and sometimes people are held for e.m.s. in a restrained position, agreed? >> yes, sometimes. >> zimmerman testified that once floyd was handcuffed, he did not pose a major threat other than kicking, but then seemingly gave a different answer when cross-examined by the defense. >> that person could continue to thrash his body around, agreed? >> sure. >> and part of the reason police officers restrain people is for that person's own safety,
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agreed? >> absolutely. yes. >> there were reports the police chief here was going to testify today that top cop is on the witness list but the prosecution would not confirm to fox news. bret? >> bret: matt finn in minneapolis. matt, thank you. tonight we hear some of the harrowing stories of migrants traveling to the southern foward seek entry into the u.s. here is correspondent alex hogan from mcallen, texas. >> faces of frustration and exhaustion, groups of migrants seen reported over and over within just miles of each other surrendering to the u.s. border agents, sharing their information and loading on to buses headed for separate u.s. facilities. families with newborn babies and even check tant mothers making the long journey times week and months by foot through dangerous terrain. so far within this week, agents found a man bitten by a snake, a
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woman incoherent from dehydration. 19,000 unaccompanied kids are currently in u.s. custody. press secretary jen psaki says the white house is working to address the growing problem. >> we are not naive about the challenge, but what our focus is on is solutions and actions to help address the uncompanied minors coming across the border and making it less of an incentive to come. >> yesterday within 24 hours in the rio grande valley, border patrol took 2751 people into custody. an increase of 313% since this time last year. el paso reporting a 169% increase yesterday, crossings up 144% in tucson, arizona. >> this entire area will be closed to flights. >> new centers in texas quickly going up to meet capacity demand. meanwhile border agents say they need more help in the forms of technology and manpower to handle other elements of the job. >> so far this year, 4700 criminal aliens have been
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prosecuted by the border patrol agents. so, on top of dealing with, you know, this humanitarian population, you also have to deal with the border security threat that exists out there. >> border agents in this part of the country say they typically see 5 to 10 deaths per summer, people attempting to cross the border. and it's a number that they fear will be far greater because of this humanitarian problem and in this part of the world right now. bret? >> bret: alex who he began live on the border in mcallen, texas. alex, thanks. up next america's move toward electric vehicles might actually make the country more dependent on one of its adversaries. >> the full parts of this battery cycle controlled by china which means it will have leverage over the united states. ♪ ♪
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♪♪ tex-mex. tex-mex. ♪♪ termites. go back up! hang on! i am hanging on. don't mess up your deck with tex-mex. terminix. hi. the only way to nix it is to terminix it. ♪ >> bret: there are growing
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concerns that america's push to manufacture and use electric vehicles could have a disturbing unintended consequence. a major percentage of the batteries used in those vehicles comes from china. state department correspondent rich edson has our report tonight. >> spending on record it's going to boost american innovative edge in markets for global leadership suspect for grabs. markets like battery technology, biotechnology, computer chips, clean energy, the competition with china in particular. >> in that competition china is well ahead. a report from research firm blue bird battery says china controlled 80% of the world's raw material refining more than three quarts of the capacity and 60% of the component manufacturing that means realizing president biden's transportation future of electric cars would depend on china unless the u.s. develops
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its own capacity. part of his $2 trillion infrastructure plan features $174 billion for the electric car network, including battery supply chains and charging stations. >> it will be important to watch where that money is spent and how it is spent. will it be driven by political considerations or will it be driven by where the best research in to batteries is going? >> but, there is opposition. especially from union workers. many whose current jobs would disappear in a battery dominated transportation system. michigan congresswoman debby dingell is in the middle of that fight. she tells fox news, quote, i have spent too long with labor being pitted against virn mentalists. my last session of congress was shear hell. i'm talking to the labor unions every day and i'm talking to the environmentalists. there are very honest conversations going on between the two sides. another challenge? timing as building infrastructure in the u.s. can
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often be more expensive and take longer than in other developed countries. >> now, there is bipartisan support for bolstering american manufacturing, especially after the global pandemic highlighted how much of the medical supply chain is based overseas. the question for congress is how to bring that back. bret? >> bret: rich, also from the state department tonight the administration taking another step toward getting the u.s. back into the iran nuclear agreement? >> that's right. a state department announced today, bret, that the u.s. would begin indirect discussions with iran next week in vienna. the country is still in the iran nuclear deal would act as intermediaries as part of all of this and try to resurrect that 2015 agreement also known as the jcpoa, in a statement the state department says they will discuss quote the nuclear steps that iran would need to take in order to return to compliance with the terms of the jcpoa and that the sanctions release steps that the united states would need to take in order to return
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to compliance as well. diplomats close to the discussion said two sides have already exchanged discussions and ideas. back to you. >> bret: a little skepticism about how that will all come out but we will follow it. rich, thank you. some other stories beyond our borders tonight. at least 51 people are dead in tehran. dozens more are injured in the deadliest rail diseaser. the truck's emergency break was not properly engaged and the vehicle slid about 65 feet down a hillside on to that track. president biden says he cares about and wants to visit ukraine. the president talking with his ukrainian counterpart today on the phone for the first time since taking office. president biden affirmed u.s. support of ukraine as russia continues military movements near their shared border. the ukrainian leader said he appreciates u.s. support. american rap artist and singer akon visits uganda in search of
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♪ >> the laptop from hell, right? where's hunter in where's hunter? he's out there. where's hunter? >> this whole smear on joe biden comes from the kremlin. that's been clear for well over a year now that they have been pushing this false narrative about the vice president and his son. >> hunter biden's laptop is not part of some russian disinformation campaign and i think it's clear that the american people know that. >> was your laptop. >> for real, i don't know. >> could it have been yours. >> of course, certainly. there could be a laptop out there that was stolen from me. >> bret: okay, we haven't seen the full cbs clip of that interview with hunter biden. we don't know if they redirect and say did you drop it off at that store? don't know. but, that's what we have so far
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as his book gets ready to come out. friday lightning round back to our panel, mollie, a.b., and byron. byron, it's pretty amazing the evolution of that story and now he's coming out and doing interviews. >> byron: now he tells us. he was very, very quiet for months, all through the election, the transition, the beginning of his father's presidency now he tells us having a book to sell will do it every time. but i think the people who are looking really, really bad here are the people who run twitter and facebook who suppressed this story when it came out in the "new york post" in october of last year. many major media organizations that tried to ignore it or, or write it all off to russian disinformation, which you just heard john ratcliffe, the former intelligence chief say it was not. and one thing that hunter biden really didn't seem to suggest was that it wasn't his.
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perhaps it was a laptop that was stolen, perhaps it was hacked. but it certainly could have been his. now he tells us. >> bret: a.b., we don't know the status of this investigation. and there is a lot of people saying what's happening with that as the biden administration continues on? >> a.b.: well, i mean, i think we're going to have to wait until the end of the investigation to find out what's going on because if you read the clips from the interview, he says three times it might have been stolen from me but i might have been hacked, and it might be russian disinformation but, sure, it might have been stolen from me. he doesn't know if he had a computer that was stolen from him that's missing? he is not credible. he's a very troubled guy. his father believes whatever he tells him. you know, there was russian disinformation in this campaign intended to hurt candidate biden. but, we're going to have to wait until the doj and the fbi tell
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us what happened to this laptop. because he doesn't seem to know if he has lost a computer. >> bret: yeah. and he is very detailed about his past as far as drug substance abuse which is very serious, mollie. but not as detailed about what happened to the computer or his finances. >> mollie: well, i think we all know it's hunter biden's laptop. we have always known it's hunter biden's laptop that's why big tech and big media suppressed that story. the greatest amount of disinformation in the 2020 campaign came from our own media which suppressed this very important story which wasn't about -- yes, it's very salacious that hunter biden has had a history of problems with drugs and whatnot, but the bigger issue was that it dealt with corruption of the biden family business and that story was willfully suppressed by his fans, by biden's fans in the media and in tech. that's why it's such an important story. we don't really know how it ends pause we also know that our justice department basically has
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two standards one for people who are their friends with and one who they are not. i wouldn't expect anything to come of it. >> bret: all right. on that happy note, let's do winners and losers. by ron, first to you. >> byron: my winners are travelers, i know they had some mixed messages but the cdc now says it's okay for fully vaccinated people to travel. so if you want to go somewhere, do it and if you have been vaccinated. now, by loser are the biden dogs. now, major has already, we know, had to leave the white house for biting somebody. now, apparently it's happened again. then we saw some, shall we say doggy pooh in the white house. don't know who is the suspect there but they have had a bad week. >> bret: all right. a.b., winner and loser? >> a.b.: my winner is nancy reagan whose full story is finally being told in the new what they're calling the definitive biography "the triumph of nancy reagan by karen
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tum llty. her influence on her husband encouraging him to start a relationship, a deep relationship with miguel gorbachev and her influence on helping to end the cold war which i know, bret, have you written about, you will be very interested in. my loser is matt gaetz is he facing losing a lot more than committee assignments. bret bre we will follow it. mollie, winner and loser quickly? >> mollie: all the operation warp speed all these adults by the end of april will have access to the vaccine. something we didn't think was possible a year ago. my loser the mainly league baseball which apparently doesn't have a single adult in ownership or in the players group to say what they're doing by going to war against voter integrity is insane and unamerican. >> bret: panel, thanks so much. have a great easter. when we come back, "notable quotables." ♪ ♪
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>> it's friday good friday. >> it's not what i should have done very well he should have done. to get our believe there are people at the department of justice trying to smear me. >> that was one of the weirdest interviews i've ever connected but. >> are saved vaccinated people do not carry the virus, don't get sick very. >> this is not catch and release , this is catch and reignite. >> these are children and they are not insurgents and we are not being invaded. >> we know china and other countries are eating our lunch,. >> every road we fix, every bridge we build, we can do it i a way that's better for the climate or worse for the climate . >> nibley went on climate change . >> the previous white house had some bad energy.
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>> of course very. >> dogs tell the truth. >> of the first game in over a year. >> say it with me. >> do we have hope that there i a possibility to see donald trump run again in 2024. >> you do hope. that i can tell you. >> that's it for us. that is for this special report fair, balanced, and unafraid. >> it is i'm going to have to help with that. good evening and welcome to prime time news on fox nation. i'm riccio, and we are followin the breaking news in washington where to people are dead. including a police officer afte an attack on the capital. first week turn our attention t the southern border where the