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former acting dni ric grenell, rudy giuliani, civil rights activist ron woodson among our guests. by the way this is a very good book. maria: welcome and good wednesday morning, everybody. thanks so much for joining us. i'm maria bartiromo. it is wednesday, october 7th. breaking news this morning, something i've been reporting from day one. president trump declassifying all records related to the biggest political scandal in history, the entrapment of one political campaign instigated by the other with the help of u.s. intelligence agencies. we're on the story all morning long. joining me at the 8:00 a.m. hour, i'll speak with trey gowdy about who knew what and when. vice president mike pence and senator kamala harris squaring off in utah tonight for the
first vice presidential debate. what to expect, coming up. markets are higher, take a look at futures, a gain in the triple digits this morning, the dow industrials up 129 points, nasdaq up 43, s&p 500 higher by 13. this after markets fell yesterday after president trump walked away from the stimulus talks with speaker nancy pelosi. the president tweeting no more stimulus talks until after the election. causing an afternoon reversal. the dow industrials down 376 points at the close, the nasdaq lower by 177 and the s&p 500 down 47. briefing -- bracing for impact, hurricane delta churning toward the gulf coast now, some southern states declaring a state of emergency. raining -- reining in big tech, lawmakers weighing whether or not top tech firms should be broken up. getting away from it all during election week, the $5
underground adventure to get away from it all making a buzz this morning. "mornings with maria" is live right now. european markets this morning look like this on the heels of gains on wall street, no follow-through in europe, the fq100 down 4 points, cac is down 8 and dax index lower by 37. in asia overnight, more of a mixed story, china remains closed for a holiday. the other asian markets as you can see, hong kong was strong, up better than 1%. some of the top stories this morning. president trump pulling the plug on talks for a new covid-19 relief bill. the president blaming the decision on house speaker nancy pelosi accusing her of not negotiating in good faith, saying that talks will resume after the election. in an overnight tweet the president called for congressional action on a standalone bill for a new round of $1,200 stimulus checks which he says he's ready to sign right now, calling for you approval on another $25 billion in aid for airlines and $135 billion for
the payroll protection program, saying both can be paid for with unused funds from the cares act. jerome powell issuing his strongest warning about the country's economic outlook. he's warning that too little government intervention would lead to a weak recovery and cause unnecessary economic hardship and a more generous relief package would not be wasted. an update to a story i first broke here, president trump has authorized the release of all documents of what he calls the, quote, single greatest political crime in american history, the russia hoax as well as the hillary clinton e-mail scandal. we've got it this morning. the director of national intelligence john ratcliffe declassified john brennan's handwritten notes showing that he had briefed then president obama on hillary clinton's plan to tie candidate donald trump to russia and collusion. this in an effort to distract
from her own private e-mail server scandal. we'll continue to update you as the story unfolds. the documents are coming out. markets this morning are rallying, take a look at futures indicating a gain of better than 150 points at the start of trading. we're off of the best levels of the session. but the dow up half a percent, 151 points, nasdaq up 46 and s&p 500 higher by 15. may injurmajor averages retreatm one month highs after president trump tweeted about halting the stimulus conversation until after the election. joining me right now is ed yardeny. joining the conversation all a morning long this morning, dagen mcdowell and political analyst, author of taking for granted, jianna caldwell is here. here we are on the doorstep toro the earnings period for the
third quarter. give us your take on the backdrop of this economy as this market looks higher for the day today. >> well, we've had almost kind of a twilight zone experience here. we've never really been here. we had --we had a two month recn that lasted march and april. the economy bottomed in april. since may we've had a v-shaped recovery through the september data. it's not a forecast, just a description of what we've actually seen. the economy's done remarkably well making a comeback here. that doesn't mean that earnings are going to turn around right you away. the third quarter numbers are probably going to be something like down 30 of 30% but i think, again, that's probably the bottom and we're going to see earnings recovering into next year. maria: so you are expecting then a v-shaped recovery? >> well, i think we have had a v-shaped recovery so far and i think that there's enough stimulus still left from the
first round of checks that were sent to people during the spring, combined with zero interest rates that have kept mortgage rates at historical lows so what we're seeing here is a housing-led boom that's offsetting the challenges faced by some of the service industry as a result of the pandemic. so i don't know that it's going to continue to be straight up. it could start to swoosh kind of like the nike swoosh, but i think we're still on a recovery path. maria: yeah, but what about fed chief jay powell said yesterday? he said the economy needs a more aggressive fiscal and monetary stimulus to recover, also said that the economy still has a long way to go, ed. i think he was pretty much suggesting that, yeah, get together in washington because we need more fiscal stimulus. will the economy continue to grow even though these talks have now ended between the white house and speaker pelosi?
>> look, what the pandemic has done is gotten the fed very much involved in lobbying for fiscal stimulus. in the past, the fed rase end -- fed was independent, didn't make any comments on fiscal policy but you apparently they're so concerned about the economy that they don't believe that even what they've done and what they continue to do is going to be enough and i think we are going to get some -- another round of stimulus. i know the president broke off the negotiations yesterday but this is the guy who wrote the book, the art of the deal, and sometimes to make a deal you walk out of the room. maria: yeah, that's funny. you're right. let's talk handicap the next couple of weeks for us, ed. we're going to be getting third quarter earnings beginning next week. we'll get a full picture of what the third quarter looked like in the coming weeks as well as hopefully get guidance for the fourth quarter from the s&p 500.
the bank is going to kick thinks off on the 13th when jp morgan reports. what are your expectations for earnings here? >> again, the economy tanked in the second quarter. in the third quarter, real gdp is probably going to be up something like 30%. when you do year over year comparisons in earnings which is the way we look at it, gdp we're not looking at year over year, we're looking at kind of quarter over quarter and annualizing, on that basis the economy looks pretty good on a real gdp basis. on an earnings basis we're probably going to be down 30% on a year over year basis. i think we basically bottomed on earnings in the middle of the year. maria: so you want to buy stocks here or of you want to hold on, on the sidelines? >> well, you know, it's hard for me to tell anybody at this point to jump in the market if they're just -- if they just have
totally missed. i've been bullish for quite some time. i'm still bullish. i think the market's up trend is intact and will continue. i don't see a recession in 2021 or 2022. if that's the case, i don't see another bear market anytime soon. maria: we'll leave it there. optimistic note. ed, great to see you this morning, sir, thanks very much. >> thank you, always a pleasure. maria: and now your morning mover, let's check it out. levi strauss soaring premarket after the company reported a surprise profit, largely due to online sales. they surged 52% in the third quarter. levi strauss says the company plans to expand its retail footprint. it expects strong sales headed into the holidays. shares up almost 11% right now. all right, quick break. we are just getting started. we are previewing this evening vice presidential debate, the strategy both sites plan to use when they face off.
next hour we'll have the top market moves investors are watching with the word on wall street coming up. mark penn is here on the 2020 race and what he expects for tonight's debate. then trump 2020 presidential campaign senior advisor jason miller talks the president's election strategy with the november decision now just 25 plus days away, in the 8:00 a.m. hour, whole foods ceo jim mackie is here talking about the state of his business amid the pandemic. and then trey gowdy discusses the president's move to declassify all the documents related to the biggest political scandal of our time. we'll be right back. don't miss a moment of it. ♪ rests or what's trending. get real-time insights in your customized view of the market.
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stimulus talks called off, president trump announced that he is pulling the plug on negotiations for another coronavirus aid bill until after the election day at the earliest. he says house democrats are looking for billions of dollars in aid to bail out high crime cities with little money related to covid-19. the move comes after months of talks between treasury secretary steven mnuchin and house speaker nancy pelosi. pelosi slammed the president's announcement, even reportedly blaming the president's decision on side effects from the covid treatment drugs he's recently received during a call with other democrats. meanwhile, the wall street journal this morning editorial board slams pelosi calling her demands for $2 trillion a ransom on taxpayers. joining me right now is the editor in chief of the hill, bob cusak. thank i for joining us. your reaction? >> this is like groundhog of day. president trump tweeted last night that maybe he wants a more narrow bill for the airlines. i don't think there's going to be a deal, maria, just because they can't agree on a topline
number. republicans in the senate don't want to spend $2 trillion. i think the only thing that could get really the parties to get serious is if the market drops significantly and unless that happens, i mean, we're just so close to the election, even if they get a deal, getting it through the senate is going to be very difficult. it doesn't seem like mitch mcconnell wants a big deal. so i'm not optimistic on a deal right now. maria: yeah. i mean, the journal editorial board writes that nancy pelosi continues to come back with lots of items in a bill like money for the cities and locals that have not governed very responsibly. also cannabis is one of the main features in her bill. what's your take on -- is she politicking, just trying to taunt the president with all of this stuff? >> i think there's a lot of finger pointing right now. i mean, certainly whether it's the big $3.4 trillion bill that
the house democrats passed in may or even more when they scaled it down to a little bit over 2 trillion, there were parts of those bills that are just unacceptable to republicans and nancy pelosi knows that. that's part of the negotiation. but you know, there have been endless talks between mark meadows, the chief of staff, steven mnuchin, the trishly secretary and-treasury secretary and pelosi. no matter how much they talk they're not going to agree on state funding or election funding. i can't see them getting over the hump especially when the political temperature is so hot right now. maria: yeah. dagen mcdowell, jump in. dagen: just want to point out that the sticking point was nancy pelosi wanted about a half a trillion dollars to bail out the blue states. those states versus the red states have already gotten an out-sized portion of the rescue money that went out earlier this year. the trump administration was willing to come up to a quarter of a trillion dollars.
that was really the issue. i don't believe, my opinion, that nancy pelosi was ever going to move a stimulus package, another rescue bill before the election. she literally stood by and watched all of those airline workers on the cusp of getting laid off. however, the way that president trump yesterday walked away from the stimulus negotiations, he now owns the fact that no more money is going to go out and there's still nearly 12 million americans collecting state unemployment benefits. >> yeah. and listen, nancy pelosi's been pushed by some of her vulnerable members, her democrats in trump districts who have pushed her to get a deal that see this kind of -- this fighting, in-fighting among democrats and republicans and the part themselves and it looks a bit childish. so that did move her to at least i think pass another bill but did it really do anything? no, it didn't. we're still stuck in this
basically impasse and that's not going to change anytime soon. i do think maybe they could pass a narrow bill on airlines because both the president and the speaker have said that but a big bill, i'm doubtful. maria: the president says he's going to do that by executive order of. let's turn of to the vice presidential debate tonight, bob. the candidates getting ready to face off. mike pence and kamala harris will face off during the season's only 2020 vice presidential debate tonight. it's happening in salt lake city. the two candidates will be 12 feet apart, separated by plexiglass. give us your take on what will be discussed tonight and what strategy will come to foreon each side. >> mike pence did well in his debate against tim cane four years ago. he was widely seen as the winner of that debate. and the pressure is on the vice president to pick up this ticket. it has been a rocky couple of weeksing certainly with the president getting covid-19. i do think from a strategy
perspective, we're going to see mike pence go after senator harris for liberal policies. you're going to hear raising taxes a lot. remember, the biden campaign has said it wants to raise taxes roughly 4 trillion, mostly on wealthy individuals but at the same time that's going to be, hey, we can't raise taxes especially in the middle of a pandemic and as we've had a recession. and from harris' perspective, i think she's going to remind everybody about covid and keep going back to that and not going too personal. i think the debate is going to be a lot more civil than the presidential one, that's for sure. maria: yeah. well, that's a good bet. bob, good to see you this morning. thanks very much. coming up, intel bombshell. >>.once again, president trump finally authorizing the declassification of the materials related to the biggest political scandal of our time. we're going to get into it when we come back.
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as our audience knows. the director of national intelligence, john ratcliffe, releasing new documents, including john brennan's handwritten notes for a meeting with former president obama. these notes reveal that hillary clinton approved a plan to, quote, villify donald trump by stirring up a scandal claiming interference by the russian security service. i spoke with devin nunes on sunday, on sunday morning futures, about former fbi director jim comey's alleged innocence in all of this. so first, evaluate the jim comey testimony that we saw in front of the senate judiciary committee this past week. >> well, you know, on certain days james comey has an intelligence level higher than einstein. he seems to know everything, he takes immaculate notes, he takes those notes home and shares them with a lawyer. somehow those notes end up in the new york times. other times, like you would think when you've actually
opened an investigation into the trump campaign and russia, he seems to have amnesia. we asked him specifically where did this dirt come from. none of them seem to know the answer. and you know what, maria? every damn person in that room knew the answer except for the republicans. maria: this is just incredible information that now in these handwritten notes we have proof that it was all hillary's idea to tie donald trump to russia collusion. gianno, let me just say that i want our audience to understand exactly what went down here. the u.s. intelligence agencies have a line into russia intelligence agencies. we are watching russia watch everybody else. and within that intelligence, we have learned that all of this was written down, gianno.
we went through a mueller investigation, 40 million plus dollars that cost. we went through an ig investigation, michael horowitz. none of this came out. the republicans have been asking for documents for years, to prove their point that there was no collusion. the fbi sat on these documents and now the president is declassifying it so that america can understand hillary clinton made it up, for two and-a-half years the country was up in arms that donald trump colluded. it was a lie. your reaction? gianno: more than two and-a-half years. more than two and-a-half years. maria, i really only have one question. why isn't hillary clinton and john brennan in jail right now? i mean, we've never, ever seen an individual take advantage of government resources at the highest level, we're talking about the white house here, for their own political gain.
i'm from chicago. cook county is one of the most corrupt places in the country. now we see that under the obama administration, this is really the most corrupt place in the country and the fact that we have john -- we have mike pence who is going to be at the debate tonight, i think he needs to prosecute the case against the same people who are looking to take over the administration. now i've got a piece on foxnews.com that came out today about the vice presidential debate. i encourage people to look at that. this is something that cannot stand because the rich and powerful like hillary clinton and john brennan, it continues to seem as though they are getting away with it. they impeached the president over this. don't forget, the they really pushed our country through upheaval day after day on msnbc and cnn over that something that didn't exist. will they apologize for it now? i doubt it. maria: and dagen, our audience knows how outraged i have been about this for several years. the real criminality lies with
government officials who knew the dossier was garbage, knew that they had this e-mail here and all of these notes here and this information over here that hillary clinton made it up, but they never discussed it, they hid it, they sat on it. robert mueller, this was an unlawful investigation. robert mueller, how did he not have access to this and we have learned this now almost four years into trump's presidency. this is incredible. your reaction? dagen: and i will point out that this information that was just released has been sought by hundreds, hundreds of congressional requests for oversight purposes withheld from congress. and one other thing to point out to people. john ratcliffe said directly and clearly that this is not russian disinformation and has not been
assessed as such by the intelligence community and ratcliffe, you know this and you can talk about it more, he is going to be briefing congress on these, the sources and methods by which it was obtained in the coming days. so we're going to -- this is just the beginning, maria. maria: yeah. and he's already briefed the gang of eight and this is a group of eight congressmen that have access to classified data out of the executive branch. that includes devin nunes and kevin mccarthy. they joined me on sunday and kevin mccarthy lays it all out. we're going to play that sound bite for you when we come back but this is just extraordinary. the question is, is this going to impact the election. we're going to get into it when we come back. we'll take a break. vice president pence and senator harris will square off tonight. we'll preview the vice presidential debate. see if this declassified info comes up as well. and a hotel is offering an
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maria: welcome back. good wednesday morning, everybody. thanks so much for joining us. i'm maria bartiromo. it is wednesday, october 7th. let's take a look at markets this morning, 6:33 a.m. on the east coast. we've got a rally underway. the dow futures are up 157 points, nasdaq futures up 50 of, s&p 500 up 16 on a quarter, on the rise this morning after a decline yesterday. it was a volatile one yesterday. markets fell at the close after president trump walked away from the stimulus talks with speaker nancy pelosi. the president tweeted no more stimulus talks until after the election. that caused an afternoon reversal. the dow industrials were down 376 points, 1 and a third percent, nasdaq was down 177, and the s&p 500 lower by 47. europeuropean markets look like.
you have weakness as well, the fq100 is up a fraction, it's actually unchanged, the cac is down 7 and dax is lower by 39. in asia, more of a mixed picture. china is closed for a holiday. hong kong did well, up better than 1%. overnight, the others fractionally moving. then there's this, hurricane delta is barreling towards mexico. it barreled there overnight. cheryl casone has the details. cheryl: good morning. the category 3 storm is expected to make landfall near the yucatan peninsula later today, bringing life threatening storm surges, flooding and hurricane force winds. thousands of tourists and residents have been evacuated from the resort area. meanwhile, louisiana, mississippi, alabama in the crosshairs as the storm is expected to hit the gulf coast friday night. well, california wildfires taking a devastating toll on vineyards in napa valley. 80% of wineries could be
affected, potentially causing a wine shortage that could last more than a decade. so far, at least 18 vineyards have been damaged or he destroyed by wildfires. well, general electric has been issued a notice, recommending the federal government take action regarding questionable accounting practices in the insurance business. the securities and exchange commission says the company failed to accurately detail its liabilities. general electric strongly disagreed with the findings and will have the opportunity to argue against the claims before any civil action happens. taking a look at the premarket action in ge, stock is up half a percent. and taking the final buy storm, the seattle storm claiming their fourth wnba championship, dominating the las vegas aces with a 33 point lead. that is the largest in finals history. brianna stewart named the most valuable player after scoring 26 points. the entire season took place in a florida bubble to manage
possible covid-19 infections. congratulations, ladies. those are your headlines, maria. maria: all right. great stuff. thank you so much. cheryl. showdown in salt lake city, meanwhile, vice president mike pence and senator kamala harris will face off tonight in the first and only vice presidential debate in utah. the coronavirus pandemic will certainly be a major focus tonight, following president trump's covid diagnosis. but it is not the only issue that the candidates will face. joining me right now to talk more about that is republican strategist, amy tarkanian and republican strategist laura fink. thank you so much for joining us. laura, what are you expecting to see tonight? >> well, i think that as the head of the coronavirus task force, mike pence will be in the hot seat. he is going to have to talk about the spread of coronavirus in the white house and his role in the task force and accountability there. with president trump walking away and owning as was said earlier the stimulus package
flailing, the markets falling yesterday, he walks into a hell of the president's own making. he's going to have a tough time tonight. kamala harris on the other hand, she has high expectations that she has to contend with. we've seen her prosecute her case on the senate floor. we've also seen her on the campaign trail. she really just has to hold the line with double digit leads ott on the national level. joe biden is in good position. she just needs to hold the line, connect the president and the vice president to the loss of the aca, the failure of the stimulus and the inability to lead on and control the coronavirus pan he demick. those are -- pandemic. those are their marching orders and we'll see. maria: and of course, amy, you're going to see vice president pence talk about policy, get right at what kamala harris has promoted and endorsed in terms of policy. what are you expecting? >> exactly. and we are going to have to point out the fact that she's the co-upon sore of the medicare
for all -- co-sponsor of the medicare for all bill with person. he's goinbernie sanders. she was listed as the most progressive senator, left elizabeth warren, left of bernie sanders. the fact that she is for the green new deal, the fact that she is for open of borders. i mean these are -- you cannot have more compare and contrast policy issues between these two administrations. and i think that it is good that vice president pence, who is head of this covid task force, is able to address the nation at this given time, since we do know that the president is still healing. the fact that he can point out the success of the way that they were able to work with the governors across the nation, democrat and republican, and get exactly what each state needed per their request. i think it's going to be very interesting, though, to see. because not only are their policy issues completely different but so are their
personalities. we saw with the first presidential debate that it was a hot mess and so people are expecting more policy this time over personality. but as we also saw in the presidential democratic primary debate, harris can come across pretty is tha is thatbrett s --d very aggressive. >> hold on. that's sort of your stereo typical woman on a debate stage talk. maria: no, no, no, you have to -- kamala harris, the way she attacked brett kavanaugh. she did you attack brett kavanaugh. it's been heavily written and widely said she's a prosecutor, she's going to go right at it. this is not about being a woman, please. let's not go there. >> hold on. hold on. she said snarky. she didn't say prosecutor. they're trying to categorize kamala as a woman, as a black woman.
maria: you said woman. she didn't say woman. you said woman. >> you don't call a man snarky. maria: it's not a woman thing, okay. >> snarky, really, you call men snarky, i don't hear this. >> the president can come across as aggressive i've and overbearing. is that fair enough? >> but not snarky. that's a gendered term. here's what i would say. maria: it's not a gender term. stop creating scenarios that do not exist, laura. you're creating a scenario that doesn't exist. not attacking women at all. i was here. i witnessed it go. >>.>> snarky. >> she attacked biden in the primary debate, basically calling him a racist, and he was against segregation and now she laughs it off. >> he's pretty afraid of kamala harris. maria:cam.>> she's disinwith u. >>disingenuous.>> i do think ks
going to own the stain stage. she has the command and the presence. i think her strategists have suggested that. we know she can prosecute the case. she is going to talk about joe biden's empathy and draw a contrast between the president and the vice president and joe biden and herself. she has to get joe biden's you agenda out there. i think that's really important. it would counter the points of my counter part that says he's far left. he is truly the center of the democratic party. i think that will become clear. >> you he may he may be but s. >> she really is. maria: we will leave it there. real quick, laura, what is the most important policy out of the biden, harris ticket, in your view? >> well, it's going to be about saving the aca. and we know with amy coney barrett nominated she is poise offed to take that away from 20 million americans, healthcare during a pandemic. so it's really about the affordable care act. and preserving and protecting that. maria: amy, what do you you
think is the most important policy that vice president pence will bring tonight? >> i think he needs to remind the american public that prior to covid, we had one of the best booming, strongest economies ever and the fact that he can remind everyone under a biden, obama administration it was the slowest recovery ever since the great depression. maria: all right. we'll leave it there, ladies. thank you so much. amy, laura, great conversation and we'll be watching tonight for sure. coming up, president trump's health front and center, dr. mike is here to weigh in on the commander in chief's condition as he recovers from covid-1 covt the white house. first, an update from the tennis channel. here you go. >> welcome to another tennis channel update for fox business. day 10 saw some amazing action as the final major of the year hit in paris.
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maria: welcome back. monitoring president trump's health, white house physician dr. sean conley announced the president is reporting no symptoms of covid-19 since his release from the walter reed medical center. dr. conley noting the president's vital signs are stable with oxygen saturation levels at 95 to 97%. joining me now is dr. mikhail varshavski, aka dr. mike. great to see you. what's your take on the president's position, being at the white house. i know you're not treating the president but you've seen and read the cocktail that he has taken. >> good morning, maria. thank you so much for having me. i'm happy to see that the president's physician is coming out and saying that he's doing better. as a physician, i want all
patients to get better. i do not want a single patient to get sick from covid-19 or perhaps even get worse. what i've seen happening online surrounding the situation, specifically on twitter, has really got me worried, maria. and specifically, there's been some negative wishes coming from my physician colleagues, hoping for symptoms to get worse in the president and that has very much upset me. and the second thing that has gotten me very upset is seeing even major networks like msnbc and cnn calling out the president's physician for being a do. a doctor of osteopathic medicine which is an yo acreditted physin in the u.s. we practice side-by-side with mds and dos. joe biden's personal physician is also a do. so we will have whoever gets nominated and gets chosen to be
president, we'll have a do physician. so to have networks coming after physicians based on their credentials and speaking negatively about them, i think it's highly biased and unfair to the over 12 120,000 practicing osteopathic physicians working to fight covid day in and day out. maria: unfortunately the media has no ability any longer to look at this president fairly. they have lost that years ago and they're absolutely insane by any of his successes, so there's that. but let me bring dagen mcdowell in here because dagen, i feel like the level of hate has gone up ever since the president emerged from that hospital and seems to be doing well and beating this sickness. dagen: and something that really chaps my backside, yeah, i said it, it's almost 6:50 in the morning, is the talk about the medications that president
trump is on and the constant referencing of the roids that he's on, nancy pelosi even raising that issue based on reports that are the steroids he's on and it's dexamethasone influencing his decision. my mother was on mentio dexamet, other family members have been on dexamethasone to reduce inflammation related to cancer, metastatic cancer in my mother's instance and that's why it infuriates me because they're sending the message to the american people, if this doctor prescribes this, maybe you don't want to take it. maybe it's dangerous. maybe it's going to make you insane. i just think that they have reached a new low that even like frogs can't even understand. maria: yeah. mike, want to comment on that? >> when we're talking about steroids -- i was going to
mention briefly, maria, when we're talking about steroids there's all sorts of side effects. unless you're involved in the patient's care, for you to speculate about what side effects are going on is unfair and i don't think any physician would want that for their own personal a patient. maria: look, cnn and msnbc have been putting on nondoctors for three and-a-half years now, assessing president trump and making believe they're some kind of medical expert. i don't know. dr. mike, good to see you this morning, sir. thank you so much. we'll keep watching this of course. we will be right back. stay with us. it's time for sleep number's fall sale on the sleep number 360 smart bed.
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congressman trey gowdy who was the head of oversight. we'll ask him about who knew what and when. vice president mike pence and senator kamala harris will square off in utah tonight for the first vice presidential debate of the season. a look at markets this morning, we're seeing a rally take place, futures indicating a gain of 200 points for the dow jones industrial this morning. the dow is poised to open up 194 points, nasdaq up 56 and s&p 500 higher by 20. this after markets fell yesterday, in fact we had a pretty good selloff at the end of the day after president trump walked away from the stimulus talks with speaker nancy pelosi. the president tweeted no more stimulus talks until after the election. that caused an afternoon reversal sending the dow industrials down 375 points by the close, the nasdaq down 177 points by 4:00 on wall street yesterday. bracing for impact, hurricane delta is churning towards the gulf coast this morning.
some southern states have declared a state of emergency before the storm makes land fall. the ballot debate deepens, the staggering number of americans who have already cast their votes and those who are dead still getting ballots in the mail. we're looking at it coming up. plus a farewell to a rock legend, the world mourns the loss of eddie van halen this morning. "mornings with maria" is live right now. european markets this morning are mixed. take a look. fq100 is up 10 of points, cac is down 2, dax is lower by 24. in asia overnight a mixed story. the china market remains closed for a holiday. the others were up fractionally. japan was down fractionally. hong kong was the best performer. some of the top stories this morning. president trump pulling the plug on talks for a new covid-19 relief bill yesterday. he is blaming the decision on house speaker nancy pelosi, accusing her of not negligence other of yatesing in good -- negotiating in good faith.
the business round table is calling for negotiations to resume saying in a statement, quote, failure to reach a deal on additional relief would worsen and prolong the crisis in our country. in a series of tweets overnight the president called for congressional action on a standalone bill for a new round of $1,200 stimulus checks which he said he's ready to sign right now. he is calling for approval on another $25 billion in aid to airlines and $135 billion for the payroll protection program. he says both can be paid for with unused funds from the cares act. federal reserve chairman jay powell issuing his strongest warning yet about the country's economic outlook amid the pandemic, warning that too little government intervention would lead to a weak recovery and cause unnecessary economic hardship and a more of generous relief package would not be wasted according to powell. an update to a story that i broke first, president trump has authorized the release of all documents on what he calls, quote, the single greatest
political crime if american history and that is the russia hoax as well as the hillary clinton e-mail scandal with no redactions. another bombshell document, former cia director john brennan's handwritten notes have been released, showed that he briefed then president obama on hillary clinton's plan to tie candidate donald trump to russia, this in an effort to distract the country from her own private e-mail server scandal. we will follow this and update you as the story unfolds this morning and we're talking about it with important guests right here. first, time for the word on wall street, top investors watching your money this week. joining me right now, danielle hughes, dominic tavella and investment strategist luke lloyd. first up, looking at futures this morning, we're expecting a pretty good rally underway, the major averages erasing gains yesterday, closing near the lows of the day, retreating from one month highs after the president tweeted about halting stimulus
talks until after the election. you heard what jay powell said as well, the country needs a stimulus plan to recover. dominic, your thoughts on where we are in terms of stimulus, the election now 26 days away and where we are in terms of the market tied to those events. >> well, we clearly got a little punch in the gut yesterday based on the tweet that we got from the president and chairman powell was very clear and has been very clear. this economy still needs some support. not everybody is equal here. not every individual, not every corporation needs help. but clearly there are people out there, there are corporations of out there, the airlines, unemployed, that could use a little bit of help to get us through the last part of this crisis. we have one quarter to go. we have to get through this election. but if the economy and people can get some support, both from the fed and from washington, we can get through the finish line here. so we need some help. hopefully these two parties come
together and come to a compromise. but there's got to be some support to the economy to get us through the fourth quarter here. maria: yeah. i mean, look, he ended the phase for talks so he's talking about resuming this after the election. we've got earnings coming out in the next couple weeks. that will likely be a driver. goldman sachs, jp morgan, bank of america all will report third quarter results beginning next week on the 13th. wall street predictions are trickling in. what are you expecting from the big banks next week? >> maria, it's going to be exciting. we expect earnings to be incredible, especially with the political overlays. there will be lots and lots to look at. we like banks and financials here. we're going to see earnings from jp morgan, goldman sachs, citibank, bank of america. and we think that this will boost this sector. analysts are expecting that these u.s. consumer banks will
get hit on the top line interesn 30 and 60% in profits because of the coronavirus. even though there is going to be some downplay, we're not going to see them be on that kind of scale. because of m&a, underwriting, mortgage applications all of those fees will hit the top and bottom line of the banks despite low interest rates so we're going to see a better than expected outlook from the banks and i think that will move this sector. maria: all right. well, then that means it's not priced in yet and we'll get some news that investors will react to. luke, let's talk policy for a second. going into the election, now just a few weeks away, can you navigate which sectors are going to be poised to see an impact? >> listen, we expect volatility to remain elevated until year end. we've got the election. a democratic sweep is not priced in equities at the moment.
we have covid-19, earnings season starting next week and we have concerns over a stimulus package. it's starting to affect wall street. if we look back to march, april and may we saw mom and pop shops shut down because they were forced to. that was the first round of layoffs. we're starting to see wall street lay off workers. i think this is the second round of layoffs. tech and healthcare were winners before. i think they'll continue to be winners going forward. stick with your winners, get rid of your losers. tech and healthcare were the only sectors that benefited from the covid-19 pandemic. with the uncertainty, there is one thing for certain. the flu is right around the corner. our favorite stock in the year end is quidell, provides the one stop test for the flu and covid-19 and a lot of people will wonder do they have covid-19 or the flu when they get a cough, fever or headache. i think it will be best positioned going forward the next two or three months, take advantage of what's going on right now. maria: just to be sure, luke,
you own that stock? >> we do. we do own that stock. we bought it 50% ago. it's up 50%. there's a lot more room to go. maria: all right. we'll leave it there. we'll keep watching all of the above. danny, dominic, luke, thank you so much for being here, giving us the word on wall street. we have much more ahead. coming up after this short break, former senior advisor to the clintons, mark penn will be here talking about the 2020 race, what he expects for tonight's debate and then the bombshell intelligence that was released. plus, the trump 2020 senior advisor jason miller is here talking about the president's election strategy with the november decision weeks away. next hour, the ceo of whole foods will join me, john mackie, on the state of his business amid the covid-19 pandemic. former south carolina congressman trey gowdy discusses the president's move to declassify all documents related to the biggest political scandal of our time. we'll be right back. stay with us. joining the conversation all morning this morning, dagen mcdowell and gianno caldwell. we've got a lot to get to this
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maria: welcome back. russia gate bombshell, president trump ordering the declassification of all records related to the biggest political scandal in our history. that is the entrapment of one political campaign, trump's instigated by another, clinton's with the help of u.s. intelligence agencies. director of national intelligence john ratcliffe released documents including former cia director john brennan's handwritten notes for a meeting with former president obama. in that meeting he revealed to president obama that hillary
clinton approved a plan to villify donald trump by stirring up a scandal claiming interference by russia. i asked kevin mccarthy about this. he said there is more for dni ratcliffe to release. watch. the cia director, gina haspel, apparently has been blocking declassification. many sources have told me that she does not want the spotlight on the cia. what can you tell us about that? because as i understand it, this is only a small portion of what john ratcliffe wanted to declassify. there's more. is there more coming? >> well, there should be more coming. you know, the person who doesn't want this to come out is probably hillary clinton and adam schiff. what have they taken america through? we're finding hillary clinton's campaign created this, adam schiff propelled it each though
underlying facts proved that the president knew about it, obama, cia knew about it and fbi knew about it and they withheld that information from the house and the senate. nobody in congress has ever seen this information. this is the biggest news because of everything that's going on that the public has not seen yet and this is -- this shoul shoule everybeber congress to go get u underg iinormation that jat j ratcliffe had just made transpareo the w world. er sen aenisor t t theights i clintons,h mar p penn. it'sit'satit'sat have thi ing.g. ng very much joiningoiningoinin. i w wod start w w this question fesoron f you becseec k r tnd-a-half y w w i kept goingpt goipt goi gn tir, g thatth the no collusiollu thishi is aade lie, you y were als aols lookloing attealll w wngdoing ad yoyo were a the few f toay, iasas gededy tomething, i i because i got slammed on social media for going against the
grain. your reaction to what we have seen by these declassified notes? >> well, i always said from the beginning, maria, just read the dossier itself and you know that it is a fake document, it falls by itself with its ridiculous information. now, this new information, why has it taken years to get to the bottom here? first, you know, it took almost, what, a year or more to find out who paid for the dossier. now to find out that president obama himself was briefed on a plan here to villify trump. that's really remarkable. it's remarkable that it's taken so long, frankly so long that it's not a big issue in the campaign anymore which is really dominated by the virus and the economy. it's a shame this wasn't done six months ago. maria: that's right. but the other issue was the mueller report.
okay. how come robert mueller did not uncover this? how come the ig report, michael horowitz did not uncover it? were they just hiding these documents? i mean, we've had major investigations into this. the senate intel committee, like i said, robert mueller, a year of torture of robert mueller and all of the suspense around him and $40 million. let's not forget the $40 million that was spent on that, that was taxpayer money. >> and most importantly, tens of millions of people were led down a rabbit hole of a story that didn't exist. for which there was a pretty logical explanation here, that opposition research was being paid for that didn't really have any substance. and yes, that's right, the mueller report, all of those in the justice department, really didn't reveal, those footnotes that we know that said that the subsource completely discredited the use of any of his testimony
in the dossier, that the dossier was paid for by the opposition party. all of these things have come out too little, too late. and you're right, this wasn't in the mueller report. it wasn't even in the ig report, clearly, and it should have been. this thing should have been exposed years earlier for what it was. maria: yeah. and letes not forget a little thing called liberty and our rights. carter page and others were wiretapped for no reason, other than that they were tied to trump. there were no charges ever lobbed against carter page and he had his life turned upside down. as lindsey graham said recently, i think he's going to be a very rich man, i see a major lawsuit coming. let me switch gears to salt lake city tonight, mark. because vice president mike pence and kamala harris will face off tonight in the only vice presidential debate in the election season. i want to get your insights. due to covid-19 restrictions both candidates will be behind
plexiglass, they'll stand 12 feet apart. what are you expecting tonight? >> well, i think that each has a slightly different mission. i think that kamala harris likes to be an aggressive debater, but in general people are looking for debaters who are maybe a little bit less aggressive, so she's going to be making that choice. i think on the other hand, vice president pence tends to be a calm, careful debater and yet if he doesn't score a knock-out punch and really suggest strongly that harris is too far to the left, he's not going to have a debate victory. so you're either going to have a really dull debate where everyone plays it safe or you're going to have another food fight. i think people are more likely to play it safe after the last one. maria: tell me about your polling and insights about the election in terms of where we are. you've got a great vantage point in terms of feeling where the people's sentiment is. what do you see now with just 25
plus days to go? >> well, it's a tricky time, because we don't know what the impact of the president having the virus was. he had a chance to kind of reset. i think people were seeing the economy improving. look, i think the virus and the economy are the two key issues. the president winning on the economy, losing on the virus. he hasn't been able to turn that around or really leverage the economy. i don't see the supreme court or other issues, while they're important issues, they're not really the decisive ones right now and i think that we've got to look into seniors are showing significant i think erosion of the president's camp. if they don't come back and he doesn't win them back, that's really where i think he could have mounting losses here. we'll see, we'll have a new poll next week in a rapidly changing situation. maria: what about this declassification? will that impact anything?
as people understand fully what took place here, that it was all one big lie? >> i wish it would. i think actually here what's going to have to happen is, if trump doesn't win, barr is going to have to make durham an actually independent counsel. i expect this investigation will take another six months or another year itself because so much information has been buried here and this is no time that i think a full airing of these documents could really happen. there's too much else on the public plate. that's why we needed this to happen before, more likely the real reckoning here is post election. maria: i think you're right about an independent counsel. i think that's where this is going. mark, it's great to see you. we'll talk with you soon. mark penn, be right back. so you're a small business,
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maria: welcome back. crackdown on big tech, the house subcommittee on anti-trust released a report yesterday calling on congress to consider breaking up big technology companies, claiming that major companies like google and amazon have become too big and dominating which discourages competition and leads to curbing innovation. amazon responded in a statement saying this, all large organizations attract the attention of regulators and we welcome that. the presumption that success can only be the result of anti-competitive behavior is simply wrong. dagen, this from amazon. dagen: this report from democrats and the republicans don't necessarily aagree with the policy prescriptions in it, but they -- republicans and democrats are on the same page in calling out these vast monopolies and this increases the likelihood of additional
laws and regulations on these companies. a much greater focus on any acquisition that they make in the future, because quite frankly, a company like facebook has been out there for years snapping up any even potential competitor and in some cases just shutting it down and keeping the employees. that will stop in the coming years and quite frankly all of these giant tech companies should be very afraid of what's coming down the road and investors should pay attention. maria: gianno, here's the problem. i remember back in the 2016 election when you would of google hillary clinton and you got all of this list of fantastic stories about how great hillary clinton is, she's a leader, she's wonderful, she's this, she's that. then you google donald trump and you got he's crazy, he's erratic, he's a lunatic, all this negative stuff about donald trump. is that because google had set
up the algorithm to be positive on hillary clinton and negative on donald trump. after all, google does control i believe 90% of search, in the search, they have 90% market share. so are these companies too dominant to just do what they want and suppress information for some people that they don't agree with? gianno: well, you just answered your own question, maria. if you look at the reporting, it was said that employees at google were looking to do the exact same thing in 2020 but it would be worse. what we've seen is news organizations actually take up that battle as well by making everything so bad and harsh that people don't even trust the media anymore. we've seen attacks on conserve at thises, whether you -- conservatives, whether you be a member of the senate, the house or the president of the united states. you have seen what social media companies have done and you see what they'll continue to do. i agree that all political parties should be united and restricting what social media companies are able to do in this
area, with a 16 month investigation by the house, we know senator elizabeth warren want to break these companies up. and there has to be regulation. i know us conservatives don't really like regulations but in this case, they're changing the dynamic of how our democracy basically. so yes, we need regulation, 100%. dagen: i'll point out the conservative attitude about free markets got in the way of preventing these companies from getting too big. that they let it happen year after year after year until now they're too large. one thing i want to point out that's been going on on twitter and granted twitter is more like a puddle, if facebook and amazon and google are oceans but when you get ready to retweet in many instances that i've seen, any article that is critical of andy cuomo and the fact that thousands of elderly people died in nursing homes because of him and his order in late march, when you get ready to retweet it, twitter stops you and says
headlines don't tell the full story. read the article on twitter before retweeting. gianno: wow. dagen: i know for a fact it happened to janice dean because she took a screen shot of it. so what are they up to? why are they running cover for andy cuomo. gianno: they're protecting democrats. dagen: he has denied that there is anything that was done wrong. he has actually denied that elderly people were sent back -- covid positive people were sent back to nursing homes. why is twitter covering up for him? gianno: it's become an arm of the democratic party is what it's become. maria: they take down tweets from republicans but they keep up hate from democrats. so there's not a fair balance here. i mentioned google. you could come up with a lot of examples at twitter and a few from facebook as well. we'll keep watching that. coming up, president trump's plan for victory, senior advisor
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the nasdaq was down 177, the s&p was down 47. but this morning's gains have to do with the trump administration coming up with alternatives from executive orders. the administration tightening the rules on the visa program. cheryl casone with those details. cheryl: the overhaul of the program will require companies to pay visa holders significantly more and that will narrow the types of degrees eligible and in some cases going to shorten the length of those visas. acting director of u.s. citizenship and immigration services ken cuccinelli said the changes could mean a third of all visas are going to be rejected under the new rules. the government issues 85,000 visas ever year. daimler announced plans to slash 20% from operating costs over the next five years, part of the automaker's plan to reposition mercedes as a higher end luxury
brand in an attempt to boost profits. daimler has been cutting costs to counter slumping sales amid the pandemic. apple finally setting a date for the debut of the latest iphone. the iphone 12 is expected to be unveiled during an online event october 13th. it will reportedly have high speed 5g connectivity, new camera technology and boxier ipad inspired design on the phone. production of the highly anticipated 12 has been delayed due to coronavirus lockdowns and travel restrictions. taking a look at shares of apple in the premarket, stock up almost 1% right now. and finally, maria, the world of rock and roll mourning the loss of a legend, van halen guitarist and co-founder eddie van halen died yesterday after a long battle with throat cancer. tributes came pouring in on social media. his ex-wife thanking them for their son wolfgang, adding i will see you in our next life.
sam my he -- sammy hagar and david lee roth also paying respects. maria: i got the chills from the valerie bertenelli note. thank you so much. rest in peace. gathering up for the second presidential debate and the vp debate tonight, president trump tweeted this. i am looking forward to the debate on the evening of thursday, october 15th in miami. it will be great, writes the president. the debate is set to take place two weeks following the president's covid-19 diagnosis. joe biden said if the president is still sick, quote, we shouldn't have a debate. joining me right now is senior advisor jason miller. jason, great to have you this morning. thanks very much for joining us. what about that? if it's only two weeks from his diagnosis of covid-19, is it too soon for the president to go on that debate stage, jason? >> maria, good morning.
sounds like joe biden's trying to weasel his way out of a debate here. if president trump is clear and a he's healthy and he's ready to go then of course we're pushing forward. the president fully plans on being there next week, ready to rock. vice president pence will debate this evening in the vp debate where a lot of of folks were very impressed with vice president pence four years ago when he really wiped out tim cane. that was a pretty impressive performance. no, president trump's feeling much better, i spoke with him last night. we're going to make sure we take this smartly as far as his recovery goes and he'll be ready for next week. maria: so tell us about the strategy, jason. how does the president intend to campaign while still in the white house with covid-19? how has this diagnosis changed the president's plans and the campaign's plans? >> well, obviously it throws a little bit of a wrinkle in here. we launched this week operation maga where everyone will be
fanning out all across the country, we have 50 o 50 differt events lined up over the next few days, immediately following tonight's vice president debate. it's a way to show we're going to be here for president trump in the way he's been here for us. this is a little bit of an obstacle. the president's not out doing rallies and such right now. he's chomping at the bit. he's ready to go. we're going to do a few things with the president in the virtual space over the next few days until he's back out there in person and then i think you're going to see a very strong campaign push toward the end. he'll be back to doing the multiple events a day while joe biden's calling his 9:00 a.m. lids. maria: so yesterday we spoke with former white house chief strategist steve bannon, he joined me on the program. he said he still expects the president to win on november 3rd. here's what he said. i want to get your reaction. >> i was always leading this effort, understanding they couldn't win on game day. they cannot win on game day. they've got to try to steal it
starting the evening of novembe. president trump is going to have a massive victory that evening. they'll have a combination of lawyers, media and social media, oligarchs in silicon valley and the street muscle of antifa and certain elements of black lives matter. maria: your reaction there as goldman sachs comes out with this note today, jason, saying that it's optimistic about a democratic sweep, writing all else equal, such a blue wave would prompt us to upgrade our forecasts on the economy, would likely result in substantially easier u.s. fiscal policy, a reduced risk of renewed trade escalation and firmer global growth outlook, jason. your reaction to that? >> well, maria, i think joe biden having the support of goldman sachs, that's a lot like being on the cover of sports illustrated, nothing but bad luckies going to come from that. most of the folks and the ceos and business types watching your show this morning don't want the
corporate rate to go up higher than it is in china. they don't want taxes to go way up. they don't want all these regulations to come back. that would be an absolute destruction to our economy. president trump laid out a vision to create 10 million new jobs in the first 10 10 of monts of 2021. we've seen a strong recovery so far. but again, steve bannon, political genius, i think those are pretty smart words from him. maria: and do you think that the coronavirus is going to take center stage tonight with kamala harris and vice president mike pence? i mean, she's going to argue that the administration didn't take care and he's going to obviously look at her record. what are you expecting tonight? >> well, i think you're going to see calling out of kamala harris and her radical left agenda. and for as many ways that joe biden has been a little bit of a johnnie come lately when it comes to the radical agenda,
kamala harris is the real deal. she supports the aoc version of the green new deal and just to be clear for folks watching, that's the one where we have no cows, no planes. i'm not even sure how kamala harris would get to utah for the debate. maybe by covered wagon. i don't know. if there were no planes for her to get there or pony express would be a long ride to make it. comes to vice president pence, he's the one who has been leading the coronavirus task force. he knows the science. he knows the game plan forward. we're going to get the vaccine and return life to normal. here's what you're going to hear from kamala harris, dangerous anti-vax rhetoric. i think kamala harris wants people to stay in their basement like joe biden for the rest of their lives. you're going to see vice president pence really bring the hammer. maria: i wonder if she's going to attack his religion and his faith. >> i don't know. i mean, i think the quickest way to get on kamala harris' good side is maybe to go to jail and then her and her staffers will try to bail you out like they did with the minneapolis
rioters. she has her own agenda. it's way far out there. never bet against vice president pence. maria: jason, great to see you this morning. thank you, sir. we of course will be cover this tomorrow after we watch the debate tonight. coming up, potential record turnout, the staggering amount of voters who have already cast their ballots. then dodging guidelines, "saturday night live"'s ability to have an in-studio audience this weekend making a buzz this morning. wait until you hear how they got those people in the room. you're watching "mornings with maria" live on fox business. this week on "mornings with maria," tomorrow, joe lieberman crosses party lines to endorse susan collins in maine. he tells us why. on friday, college football is back in full swing, fox sports analyst joel plat on a huge weekend on the gridiron, it's all right here on "mornings with maria."
maria: welcome back. an unprecedented turnout for early voters, more than 4 million americans have already cast their ballots ahead of next month's election, that is more than 50 times the 75,000 at this point in the 2016 race. these record numbers are influenced by an increase of early and mail-in voting. this as we continue to hear stories that raise concerns over mail-in voting. the latest out of virginia where there have been mailbox break-ins reported. gianno, how is this impacting the remaining four weeks on the campaign trail for both candidates? we've got to talk about potential fraud, though. but first, give me your
expectations on the impact. gianno: well, i mean, when you talk about a number of states sending out ballots to people who might have moved, so you have a number of ballots that could be at house, 15, whatever the number could be and people could illegally vote for other individuals, i think that's problematic. the harris foundation voter database shows 1200 real instances of voter fraud where there were actual convictions. considering the fact that we've seen more ballots sent out than ever before, this certainly will change what the election could have been. that's why i think it's so important, as president trump says, his supporters should go out and vote in person because we don't know if votes are actually being counted. we've seen votes ended up in the garbage, talking about ballots i should say. with that being the case, we need to really be very careful about this and ensure that people go and vote in person if they can. maria: dagen, every day i get a new story on this from friends.
yesterday i told our of audience about one friend saying that they received three absentee ballots if the mail, two for relatives who have not lived in the country for 50 years, win for his son who actually died last year and this morning i get this news, morris county clerk has sent out a video message about reports that she's been receiving about mail-in ballot issues. she reports that there are duplicate ballots that have been received as well as ballots for the deceased and ballots for voters who moved to other addresses, this is morry county, new jersey. every day, another story about foul play here. dagen: right. and then the story that you mentioned earlier that there were several reports, several post offices that the blue mailboxes were broken into and tampered with. i think some prid pried open wih crowbars. this is in central virginia, not far from where i grew up. the largest city in the nation,
new york, new york county, manhattan and out in brooklyn, remember the story in brooklyn where the ballots were sent to the wrong people and one woman got an incorrect ballot from someone she knew in the neighborhood and called the county board of elections in brooklyn. first, they hung up on her and then the phone rang off the hook. that's how they operate in the most populated area of the country and that's the exact same thing that happened to me four years ago here in manhattan in new york county. the new york early voting in-person starts october 24th. i encourage everybody in this country, wear a mask and go vote in person to make sure your vote counts and that applies to republicans and it applies to democrats or however you vote. maria: absolutely. i mean, elections -- this is election interference, just like the fbi interfering in 2016 by going along with this story of collusion. that was election interference. this is a different kind of election interference. at the end of the day, it's all
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doo doo. maria: well, in oklahoma, it might be. jail employees forced inmates to listen to the baby shark song on repeat and now they're facing charges of cruelty to prisoners and corporal punishment to an inmate. dagen, would you consider this cruel? dagen: no, not this. the cars for kids jingle, a absolutely and any song ever recorded by maroon 5, that is torture. this, not so much. maria: cars for kids. that's funny. dagen.[ laughter ] gianno: free advertisement, dagen. maria: next up, "saturday night live." did you guys watch snl on saturday night? we know now how "saturday night live" was able to have an audience, live audience, when movie theaters and other venues remain closed in new york city. they were paid so that they could be considered part of the staff. gianno, it seems producers got creative on and off the screen.
gianno: yeah. it didn't appear to be as funny as it usually is. i imagine they paid people for good reason. some cities, people are willing to gather and take on free entertainment. this was an interesting move by snl. we'll see if it will continue. certainly, getting paid to go and see the show was necessary. maria: they had to pony up. finally, this, amc theaters said it reopened movie theaters and will remain opened, the reopened movie theaters will remain open, after regal said they are closing all of their locations. they'll remain open but can they fill the seats, that's the question. dagen: the issue is the supply. the amount of supply of films because the new james bond movie, no time to die, remember was delayed. so adam aaron, who is the ceo of amc or the chairman, ceo of amc
who i have known since he was running vail resorts said there are plenty of films playing in the coming weeks, including robert deniro's war with grandpa which opens friday. i would rather give out pedicures for free in the middle of rockefeller center than go see that movie. maria: robert deniro has definitely gotten political and his fan base has changed. i will agree with that. dagen: and unfunny. maria: still ahead. go you that. yeah. still ahead, surviving the coronavirus, the ceo of whole foods is here, john mackie, on how the pandemic has changed his business, how he's preparing for the future, all coming up next hour. "mornings with maria" is live on fox business. ♪
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maria: welcome back. good wednesday morning, everybody thanks so much for joining us. i'm maria bartiromo. wednesday, october 7 top stories just before 8:00 a.m. on the east coast, we have breaking news this morning, something i have been reported from day one, are president trump, has declassified or declassification of all records related to biggest political scandalized in history entrapment of candidate trump campaign instigated by hillary clinton campaign with help of u.s. intelligence agencies former intel committee member trey gowdy questioned former cia director john brennan when he was chairman of oversight committee in 2017 use of phone steele dossier to investigate members of trump campaign listen to this. >> -- bureau every relied on
steele dossier as part of any court filings application petitions plead. >> i have no. >> did cia rely on it. >> no. >> why not. >> because we we didn't it wasn't part of the corpus of intelligence, information that we had. maria: so what did you have? new released documents tell a different story speaking with are former so you can congressman trey gowdy about who knew what and we joining me live, markets are rallying take a look we are at highs of the morning once again, servers optimistic, as president trump, calls for airline aid small business loans and new stimulus checks for americans as an alternative to the aide package flapped did i democrats dow industrials up almost 200 nasdaq up 81 s&p 500 up 23, this president's tweet yesterday on no more stimulus talks with nancy
pelosi until after election afternoon reversal dow industrials down 375 nasdaq down 177 watching marks all morning long "mornings with maria" is live right now. maria: european markets this morning mixed take a look ft 100 down two-thirds of one point cac quarante down 13 dax lower 56 fractional moves across the world in asia same china closed for holiday hong kong up better than 1% top stories that we are watching this morning, president trump, pulling the plug on talks, for a new covid-19 relief bill, the president blaming decision on house speaker nancy pelosi accusing her not negotiating in good faith says talks will resume after the election. the business roundtable however is calling for negotiations to resume saying in a statement quote, failure to reach a deal on additional relief would worsen prolong the crisis in our country in, a series of tweets overnight the president called for
congressional action, on a stand awloen bill for new round of 1200 dollar stimulus checks he said he is ready to sign right now. . >> also called for approval on 25 billion dollars in aid to ierlz, and 135 billion dollars for payroll protection program president says both can be paid for with unused money, from the cares act, that is sitting there, jay powell issuing strongest warning about the economic outlook amid pandemic, powell warned too little government intervention would lead to weak recovery cause unnecessary economic hardship more o generous relief package would not be wasted we will get minutes from last fed meeting at 2 pm eastern hear more from powell today update to story president trump authorized release of all documents what he called single greatest political crime in american history the russia hoax as well as hillary clinton e-mail scandal no redact assistance, jun brennan
handwritten notes show that he had briefed then president obama on hillary clinton's plan to tie candidate donald trump to russia. this in an effort to distract the world from her private e-mail scandal, we are following this updating you on this story as it unfolds this morning, joining me right now to talk about all this a lot more is washington examiner chief political o correspondent fox throughs contributor author of the book obsession byron york here joining the conversation dagen mcdowell, and caldwell. >> great to see you your reaction to declassified documents john ratcliffe director national intelligence released? >> very suggestive but we need to more more of you looked at them heavily reredacted a lot blacked out right now it is really important, because it highlights does not solve but
it highlights, perhaps the biggest mystery in the whole trump-russia investigation which is what did president obama know? we know that in july of 2016 when russia dnc back was in news we knew that the clinton campaign was going on television, trying to link president trump or candidate donald trump with russia, "new york times" reported on july 24th, 2016 that tying trump to russia was ab emerging theme of the clinton campaign we know that, but what this document suggests, is perhaps they were doing more than just talking because this is about the time the clinton campaign and dn.c retained fusion gps that opposition research firm hired christopher steele former british spy put together the dossier full of slanderous unverified false allegations against donald
trump. maria: yeah, we are going to talk about this upcoming with trey gowdy, he was at the time, the chairman of the oversight committee so he has seen some of these bombshell documents, others not seen at all byron that is one of the issues here, why didn't mueller unearth these was it just a cover-up for fbi investigating trump for no reason? >> we could tell, in from a the very beginning of the you mueller investigation, that he was not looking into questioning the sources of the whole investigation, he wasn't looking into how whole thing began wasn't looking into whether -- it was presented indicates on false information, one of the things i discovered in this researching my new book obsession is that immediately after mueller was appointed began looking for collusion in all places the papers were
talking be looked into carter page, looked into george papadopoulos into the trump power meeting even investigated, that ridiculous 2016 republican convention when democrats charged that trump had gutted the republican platform about ukraine he was investigating all of that, but he wasn't looking into the source of the whole thing. >> move on ask you about stimulus shutdown president trump, pausing talks for new coronavirus relief bill yesterday blaming hours speaker nancy pelosi o for not acting in good faith president said twukz talks would resume after election. >> president said nancy pelosi not negotiating in good faith absolutely true democrats are to blame for this on the other hand people still need help, the unemployment rate shot up 11 points at the beginning of the coronavirus crisis, and
since fallen 6 1/2 points but really high a lot of people still suffering quite a bit from this. and government relief is needed, and democrats have blocked a stand-alone bill would help people enhance unemployment insurance, and now this appears over until after the election, so, seems to me that the president oughten to be on side trying to push every single day, for legislation that will help those people suffering, because of these coronavirus lockdowns. >> dagen. dagen: reminder democrats in senatestill filibustered what they scribed skinny bill half a trillion dollars skinny would have helped unemployed would have helped children trying to go back to school helped small businesses they put kibosh on that some weeks ago, byron to your point i understand if you are a real
estate mogul you are used to negotiating like -- this is unacceptable and walking out of the room scene from v, in fact doesn't work for american people now looks like, where did you go, the president will own the fact that no more stimulus is coming to those people who need it, and not just the people who need it you need to keep spending up people unemployed to keep businesses in business, before we get to a place where there is a vaccine across the country. . >> absolutely correct, look, the president basically said these negotiations are off, they are not negotiating in good faith seems to me that common sense that in last month before the election, to be saying, i am trying every day to get benefits, you've got to talk to nancy pelosi you've got to convince her stop stonewalling benefits for american people i am here trying to do it every day.
>> the first only vice presidential debate taking place tonight in salt lake city utah between vice president mike pence senator kamala harris featuring both behind plexiglass 12 feet apart from one hot what are you expecting in this debate? >> well, it is it is going to be much more conventional debate, than the one we saw between, president trump, and joe biden, because president trump won't be there, mike pence is much more conventional debater a very good one, are did a very good job in 2016, against tim kaine, hillary clinton vice presidential candidate a lot of material he has to use against kamala harris remember she was in a bunch of debates in the democratic presidential legislative, and came out in favor of the "green new deal," and came out in favor of eliminating private health insurance, on the other hand, the -- the vice president has a number of trump policies
that he can defend, like strengthening defense, like deregulation, like judicial nominations confirmations, and like an economy, when was they would say is humming along before coronavirus, and is recovering quickly now would not recover as quickly, they would say, under a biden administration. maria: all right, so do you think that the issues of the economy -- what do you think is going to be most important issues that the two will discuss tonight? >> coronavirus -- >> harris obviously, going to attack pence on the basis of coronavirus. and allege that it is the trump administration's quote mishandling of the virus resulted in the situation that exists day 2150,000 deaths from coronavirus, plus, economic devastation that has
occurred. pence obviously, is -- ahead of the white house coronavirus task force, so, as head of the task force pence i think in good position to defend the -- the administration's response, and i am sure, most americans understand looking at the experience of other countries this is devastated lots of other countries as well there was nobody miracle solution that white house could have followed. maria: all right byron we will keep watching thanks so much great to see you this morning byron york joining us whole foods ceo john mackey here talking about state of his bus amid covid-19 pandemic, south carolina congressman trey gowdy discussing the move to declassify all documents related to biggest political scandal of our time i will keep reporting on that don't miss a moment of it you are watching "mornings with maria" live fox business.
maria: welcome back market higher this morning futures investigating cain better than 200 points out of the gate high of the morning right here investors optimistic, as president trump, is calling for airline aid calling for small business loans round of you stimulus checks for american people as alternative to the big aid package 2.2 trillion dollars being demand by democrats this after president trump halted stimulus stalks with speaker nancy pelosi last night said until after election news impacted markets near end of trading yesterday, and sparked sell-off, but this morning, reversal with comments on alternative joining me wells fargo senior global market strategist scott wren thanks very much for joining us he what is your strategy for this market into year-end. >> well good morning, maria. . we really haven't changed our
strategy from what has been set in motion quite a while we continue to think we are going to be moving ahead the economy good momentum as we move into 2021. we want to be exposed to sectors that are going to benefit from that, so we've liked technology and consumer discretionary communications services health care for us if we think the economy is going to grow close to 4% next year, we are positive, so we are looking for a higher market, maybe we see the s&p, 5, 6% higher than where we are right now by end of this year then really, 13 or 14% higher, are by the end of next year, so ebb we've been talking to go our clients about taking advantage of big down days, retail clients in general have a lot of cash on sidelines if they want to get in the market we have been encouraging them industry to step in when
opportunity presence itself. >> how important stimulus package federal reserve yesterday urged congressional action jay powell saying no stimulus could quote lead to weak recovery adding risks overdoing it seem to be small. will that you think move the needle on economic growth and what happens now that we know that the talks are off? >> you know funny you don't sierra a fed chair say things like fiscal crazy on deficit spending even but that is basically what jay powell said to do if you think about how we rally to this point off march 23rd lows certainly easy fed it was better medical news markets been accepting and certainly stimulus so markets sensitive to that i think it is correct to say, that we will get stimulus we just don't know what the timing is it is kind of lining the vaccine we know we're going to get one, the markets well aware also that fed is going to be very easy for a long, long time, so those are three things that i think, that the
markets focused on, and when we hear whether the president's tweets saying we are going to call off talks for right now, i think the markets still confident as it should be that we are going to get some stimulus by might take longer than what we thought, as you can see, you know rallying back this morning, not like dow down 1,000 points yesterday i think markets fully confident we are going to see more stimulus as we move ahead. . >> scott how does election play into this? >> are parsepants making investments. >> i don't think most retail servers making bets on this what we've tried to do, is -- position our clients, for the economy that we see afterwards, really no matter who is -- is elected president. and i think you know maria if you look at u.s. economy obviously, the biggest in the world it is kind of like the
qe2 a giganticship once in a direction, a reasonable momentum hard for it to change course, i think by the time, we cross into 2021 that is going to be u.s. economy we will come to the election polls tightening i would expect them to tighten further we are going to find out who wins, hopefully not a month later but hopefully, you know almost undoubtedly a few days here where, where we are not sure. the markets going to trade up you for two or three or four weeks, but then i think quickly going to be back in the mode of what is the economy going to do, through 2021? what are earnings? what does that mean for earnings through 2021 whether president trump is reelected, or joe biden gets elected, it is going to be hard for the president to turn that ship from the direction it is moving in. maria: all right great to get insights this morning. thank you scott wren joining
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maria: welcome back, controversial film "cuties" leading to charges of promoting lewd material of a child netflix responding to texas grand jury indictment, the streaming giant writing quote "cuties" is a social commentary against sexualization of young children, this charge without merit we stand by the film last month the parents television counsel called for president trump department of justice to probe netflix over release of this film we talked about it on this program dagen reaction to this indictment. dagen: ultimately a grand jury did find probable cause
for this felony, that is just a fact right now, netflix has a lot of financial heft to fight charges clearly the statement that the "cuties" is a socially cometory against sexualization of young children? why did you allow the sexization of young children to make that statement? that is the very issue, that many people find troubling i watched scenes in question extremely bothersome, to say the least. >> glad to hear you say that glad to hear you say that i was totally bothered by from it get-go, are after seeing that trailer wasn't expecting indictment but significant here, because it is tloelt sexualizing younger girls 11 years old. >> have i think other streaming companies should be aware honestly we have heard about "cuties" stories wrn about it i didn't want to give
them another view watching a trailer one day i opened netflix here it was. i couldn't believe what i was seeing. this isn't a social commentary against child porn or sexualization of young girls it is promoting, disgusting netflix would stand by it even after indictment as dagen mentioned yes they have money to fight it may be victorious who knows? the fact putting this on television the executives there completely disgusting to continue to keep this up. maria: we will take a short break surviving the coronavirus whole foods ceo john mackey on state of business amid covid-19 pandemic preparing for the future who is more likely not to wear a mask men or women? "mornings with maria" live on fox business. stay with us.
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maria: welcome back. good wednesday morning, everybody thanks so much for joining us. i am maria bartiromo. wednesday, october 7 we are hour away from the opening bell we've got rally underway this morning markets right now, 8:29 a.m. on the east coast, higher in triple digits, dow industrials up 213 points at three-quarters of a percent nasdaq futures up 89 three-quarters of a percent s&p 500 three are quarters fives 20 points higher, president trump called for airline aid small business loans stimulus checks for americans as alternative to 2.2 trillion-dollar aid package the demanded by democrats european markets like this, really quiet session, mostly lower ft 100 down half a point, cac quarante down 16 dax lower by 64. in asia overnight more mixed story china is closed for a holiday, overnight, but hong kong did well, gain better than 1%, back at home a
hurricane delta, barrelling toward mexico cheryl casone. cheryl: that is right category three storm is expected to make landfall near yucatán peninsula later today bringing life-threatening storm surges flooding hurricane-force winds thousands tourists evacuated from the resort area louisiana mississippi alabama in cross hires as storm is expected to hit gulf coast friday night. >> bill gates says antibody drugs president trump received could be a gail changeer in fight against covid-19 drug by regeneron eli lilly others to mimic antibodies immune system prus to fiedz virus sharply reduces death rates gates said effective vaccine could bring life to normal by end of next year. . >> wall street most -- getting smaller the perks getting bigger according to "the wall
street journal," next month's class of partners goldman sachs, will be at smallest in decades but those who he make cut go ahead carried interest future profits taxed at low rate four of private investment funds lending partners up to half a million dollars to increase personal investment shares goldman sachs up more than 1 1/2% premarket, and, finally, tightening purse springs spending by teenagers a 40-year low according to swa showing teens only spent 2150 dollars this year, 9% drop from 2019. he mostly because of the covid-19 pandemic. >> average teen -- spent 3023 dollars -- a chunk of change. >> thank you, cheryl, well grocery shopping amid he
covid-19 grocers remaining in essential business in pandemic, online ordering seeing a major spike this year as a result, sales up 183% year-over-year, start of the pandemic according to bank of america, on only sales, are next guest the helm of one of the he largest food retailers employing nearly 100 thousand people the ceo and cofounder of whole foods he is author of the new book conscious leadership, elevating humanity through business, john mackey is here great to have you this morning well back congrats on the book. >> thanks, maria good to be here. . >> tell me about business during this pandemic, it feels like if you didn't have an ability to adapt to deliver mechanisms you were out in the cold but if you did have that -- that expertise you saw business go up, how would you characterize the pandemic of business? >> well, whole foods' case we
saw accounts decline because we do so much business in prepared foods, so, when they close offices lunchtime, traffic real dropped on the other hand most restaurants closed down, so people were eating at home, still are eating at home a lot more than previously so we saw overall sales climb significantly in our only sales delivery has tripled last year incredible thuch has gone out changed in cares less prepared foods more seafood more delivery. >> delivery and dwrosry portion of your business was one of the standouts, are issue continues to be for amazon, being, of course, acquired your company, how do you see things change once we are out of this a lot of people, are wondering if some of these trends that we saw, during the pandemic, sustained
even after? do you think how much of your customer case do you think will continue ordering delivery even if you -- you can see increase in foot traffic. >> i think, i think people like shopping like going to restaurants bars movies so i think slowly all of that is going to come back as people stop being so afraid as we move past covid when we get post-covid, are i do think some people continue to order online, it is convenient, and if shopping for food is merely a transaction you don't care about looking at the food selecting yourselves probably still ordered only i if i fewer people do i think there is a significant part of the population, like myself, that are foodies that really enjoy shopping for food. . >> now experts are predicting potential second wave of covid-19 during winter months, is whole foods taking a couple
precaution to say prepare for second wave potential? >> i don't know how to prepare for i guess would be a third wave we have second we have a come home -- >> i don't know how to prepare for it supply chains made adjustments, so i don't think -- i don't think whole foods is going to do anything special. . >> what has changed since the acquisition by amazon? your parent company now, amazon. reportedly looking to set up will distribution centers in abandoned malls around country any plans for if whole foods to do just that. >> tell us more about how things changed for you and the company with a new owner? >> a merge has been great for whole foods overall. amazon a higher purpose core value leadership principles let whole foods be whole foods, but i mean like getting
mayor married i change or not stay married changes evolutions occurred more data driven good thing amazon helping alter technology upgrade it can't really talk about what we are doing in the future but i am pretty excited about it i think whole foods is a better company, of course, this pandemic at least temporarily changed the everything. . >> are you going to be using, technology, to change the way we shop, i mean you look at some you know big, big retailers like a walmart experimenting with -- with technology, are to just you know walk by an item and put your phone next to it then it is sort of creating a bill for you you don't ever go through the -- through the checkout line, what kind of advances in technology are you working on. >> i can't talk about that, i can't talk about what we're going to be opening up, i would tip off competitors but
i think we are going to be doing exciting things i do think, food retailing is going to continue to evolve at rapidly clip i think really different five years from now than it is right now. . >> when are you going to be announcing new changes that you will be instituting? >> probably when we start them. [laughter]. will show up in stores. >> all right. . >> the john great to see you this morning thanks very much john mackey joining us there on amazon's ownership of whole foods. >> intel bombshell president trump thoroughfare declassification of materials related to biggest political scandal of our time i have been reported on this three years trey gowdy joins me next he was oversight chairman when scam began stuart varney, partakeing in morning buzz 10 minutes' time you are watching "mornings with maria" live on
new bombshell documents president trump ordered declassification of all records related to biggest political scandal in our history entrapment of one political campaign, instigated by another with help of the u.s. intelligence agencies, something i have been reporting on breaking news on, since day one, the director of
national intelligence john ratcliffe released new documents including, former cia director john brennan handwritten notes for a meeting with former president obama, revealing that hillary clinton approved a plan to quote vilify donald trump by stirring up scandal, claiming interference by russian security service you can't write this stuff unbelievable joining me right now former south carolina congressman fox news contributoror trey gowdy chairman of the oversight committee while this was a going down trey great to see you this morning. thanks very much for being here. >> yes, ma'am, thank you. >> pretty extraordinary, what is your reaction to these declassified notes that show it was actual hillary clinton's plan to tie trump to russia after all of those years when you tried to get documents, from the fbi, as a sitting chairman of a major intelligence committee the oversight committee you kept
hittingbrick walls. >> two reactions d.c. immediate loves leaks hopelessly infatuated with tlaeks when ratcliffe goes it right way process declassifying information so you and i can read it vilified is that is miles an hour reaction, the duplicity d.c. media second devin wound up being right think all the way back, to when house intel committee had to go to court to fight adam schiff the democrats to find out who funded dossier the dnc buying russian dirt, to embarrass president trump, and divert from e-mail arrangement that wound up being exactly what happened, we spent four years, investigating russian collusion, with the trump campaign got a big fat zero and they never bothered to take seriously the intelligence that may be clinton was using russian dirt to try to hurt trump never took it seriously.
maria: well, they never even took it seriously but, also, some of your former colleagues are telling me that they have never seen this. so, you know you can take it seriously if you see it. but these documents are completely new according to devin nunes, devin came on last sunday, the congressman the ranking member of the intel committee said this is the first time he has seen this, as well as speaking about it getting a briefing from the dni john ratcliffe does this mean fbi sat on this, and -- pretty much hid it so that people investigating what the predicate was for the investigation into trump would never know that hillary decided to tie him to you russia collusion? >> yes. that is what that means. when the chairman he wasn't ranking member at the time he was chairman he was member of the "gang of 8," the head of the oversight committee for
intelligence community, so devin nunes hasn't seen it before and i certainly never saw it before, and paul ryan kevin mccarthy ratcliffe a congressman never saw it before? it is not just fbi. it is it also cia, the cia had access to this information more so than bureau so it has been four years, countless requests, and they were put in place, by donald trump, does make you wonder why it has taken so long to assess what i think everyone would consider to be a relevant piece of information. >> yeah, i would say this as my sources have told me gina haspel is stopping declassification so that she can keep documents under lied gina haspel running counterintelligence in london during time of entrapment why is she pushing for ratcliffe to not declassify anything
more is she brafd cia will like complicit while john brennan all over tv last three years questioner saying president trump committed treason even though he knew same intelligence he got that he saw that it was hillary clinton's idea? >> well one thing i learned 8 years i was there is agencies are primarily concerned with protecting their own recommendations, reputation. >> whether bureau cia i will tell you, maria, i mean president can bring, gina haspel was picked by him, so the president can bring gina haspel johnny ratcliffe bill bar into his office this afternoon say okay. you don't think it should be declassified you do, give me both your arguments and ip going to decide right now. he gets to decide what is declassified and what is not he can declassify anything he
wants if official is bucking declassification make her come to your office and explain why. . >> trey was there criminality done here? >> you know, criminality, i think i think certainly there were misrepresentations made to fisa court can protect its own hold people in contempt we know clinesmith broke the law whether or not there are others, maria you have been following this story from day one good enough to let me, me weigh in whether criminality or not embarrassing to intelligence community and fbi there should be consequences whether that means indictment, i have never thought indictment was only way to o mete out consequences i think doing a bad job losing your job, and being -- not meeting your fellow citizens expectations all consequences of malfeasance also, i am
waiting just like you on john durham he hopefully write final definitive accounting what happened when it happened until then, if there are no more indictments maria they still did a lousy job whether indictment or not. >> yeah. as i have reported, i am hearing, that there is going to be no interim report by john durham before election unlikely any indictments, but these declassified documents point to obama administration officials for knowing that hillary clinton had this plan, and the intelligence agencies getting weaponized, the only answer from the obama camp that we have is from from valerie jarrett i interviewed her here a couple weeks ago listen to this. . >> so i asked you, did president obama direct any of this? . >> -- that is not how it works that is not how our investigation work we leave that to intelligence community
to bring forward information, and, and dossier i would imagine, would be one piece of a much bigger puzzle so if you are saying is it important to make sure that there isn't influence, are actually the -- mueller report didn't concluded there wasn't wrongdoing he was explicit saying quite opposite i don't think we should read in what has been conclusion -- you are making statement that actually hasn't been proved -- >> just to be clear, robert mueller said no collusion michael horowitz ig, of the fbi said the dossier was quote/unquote an essential piece of all of this investigating of the trump campaign essential piece, was the word michael horowitz used you say part of a larger mosaic we have no evidence of that we only have evidence of the dossier. , of course, trey gowdy in your infamous interview of
john brennan he said, he didn't even use the dossier. . >> yeah, i mean acted like he never heard of it before we also interviewed jim comey, and i was stunned primarily not at what he didn't remember but what he never knew, i mean this is head of the cia, head of the fbi, investigating a major presidential candidate, and/or -- a president elect, and -- and their best defense is we didn't know what was going on? here is a reality, despite what valerie jarrett said the reality is one campaign did buy russian dirt on another campaign, and lawnedered through u.s. enforcement agency it just wasn't president trump. >> that is exactly right, trey gowdy great to see you did you so much,. >> yes, ma'am. >> hope you come back soon trey. thanks for joining us all in my new book i hope you preorder my book "the cost"
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maria: that will do it today, have a great day stay with fox business, "varney & company" begins right now. stuart good morning maria good morning, everyone, jampacked full of news this wednesday, so far i'll go ahead line format, we will analyze in detail at all in a moment. maybe a reversal from the president, midafternoon tuesday he holds a stimulus talk until after the election, overnight at trump twitter storm, he