Oct
03
McCarthy rips Schiff for politicizing Trump whistleblower complaint


>>Bret: THANKS, PETER. LET’S TALK ABOUT THE WHISTLE-BLOWER’S STORY WITH THE TOP REPUBLICAN IN THE HOUSE, HOUSE MINORITY LEADER KEVIN McCARTHY IS WITH US. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE.>>THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.>>Bret: “THE WALL STREET JOURNAL” MOVES THIS STORY TODAY. REPORTING TRUMP REPEATEDLY PRESSURED UKRAINE TO INVESTIGATE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE JOE BIDEN’S SON, URGING VLADIMIR ZELINSKI EIGHT TIMES TO WORK WITH RUDY GIULIANI, HIS PERSONAL LAWYER, DO YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THAT?>>JUST AS YOU SAID LAST NIGHT WE NEED TO KNOW MORE FACTS. THIS IS JUST BEING WRITTEN IN “THE WALL STREET JOURNAL.” WHAT DID WE SEE LAST WEEK WITH “THE NEW YORK TIMES” WRITING BEFORE THEY HAD ALL THE FACTS? THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE, THE ACTING DIRECTOR IS GOING TO BE BEFORE THE INTEL COMMITTEE NEXT THURSDAY IN A PUBLIC HEARING. I THINK THAT WILL BE THE APPROPRIATE TIME TO FIND THE INFORMATION OUT.>>Bret: THE PRESIDENT SEEMED TO SAY, HEY, LISTEN I CAN TALK TO WORLD LEADERS HOWEVER I WANT TO. BUT YOU SHOULD LOOK INTO THIS. YOU SEEM, WHEN TALKING TO REPORTERS TODAY, WORRIED ABOUT THE JOE BIDEN UKRAINE THING A LOT MORE THAN YOU WERE WITH THE WHISTLE-BLOWER THING. IS THAT FAIR?>>WHAT’S FAIR HERE IS THE PRESIDENT SHOULD BE ABLE TO TALK TO EVERY WORLD LEADER. TONIGHT HE’S GOING TO HAVE THE PRIME MINISTER FROM AUSTRALIA. IT’S IMPORTANT THAT WE HAVE RELATIONSHIPS. BUT THINK FOR ONE MOMENT, ANY CONVERSATION THAT YOU HAVE, WHO’S LISTENING AND WHY ARE ALL THESE OTHER PEOPLE LISTENING AND ONLY SELECTIVELY TRYING TO PUT SOMETHING OUT? WE HAVE WATCHED THIS PATTERN BEFORE GOING AFTER THIS PRESIDENT, BECAUSE PEOPLE DISAGREE WITH HOW THE OUTCOME OF THE ELECTION TOOK PLACE. I THINK THIS COUNTRY HAS GONE THROUGH THREE YEARS OF THIS. THIS PART HAS GOT TO STOP. THE IDEA OF WHAT THEY ARE GOING FORWARD. LOOK, I’M CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT I SAW ON THE VIDEO WHERE JOE BIDEN HIMSELF, TELLING THE UKRAINE GOVERNMENT, THAT THEY ARE NOT GOING TO GIVE MONEY FROM THE UNITED STATES IF THEY DON’T FIRE A PROSECUTOR AND HE SAID YOU’VE GOT SIX HOURS. YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENED IN SIX HOURS? THEY WERE FIRED. THOSE ARE JOE BIDEN’S WORDS. THAT IS CONCERNING TO ME.>>Bret: IF THE PRESIDENT DID AS IS BEING REPORTED, “THE WASHINGTON POST” NOW DOES MATCH “THE WALL STREET JOURNAL,” HE MENTIONED NUMEROUS TIMES TO THE PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE WHILE THE U.S. IS CONSIDERING $250 MILLION IN AID TO UKRAINE, IS THAT IMPLICIT QUID PRO QUO TO GET THIS INVESTIGATION KICK-START A?>>YOU DON’T HAVE ANY OF THE FACTS. LET’S WAIT UNTIL NEXT THURSDAY. LET’S GO THROUGH THE APPROPRIATE CHANNELS. HOW MANY TIMES HAVE WE LEARNED THIS LESSON BEFORE? LET’S JUST SAY — I’M NOT GOING TO SPECULATE THAT IT HAPPENED.>>Bret: LET ME JUST SAY, WOULD SOMETHING LIKE THAT BE A PROBLEM FOR YOU?>>YOU KNOW WHAT WILL BE A PROBLEM FOR ME? FOR ME TO SPECULATE WITHOUT KNOWING THE FACTS. I WANT OUR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TO HAVE RELATIONS WITH EVERY COUNTRY. I WANT OUR PRESIDENT TO BE ABLE TO TALK TO THOSE LEADERS AND I THINK IT IS INAPPROPRIATE THAT ALL THESE PEOPLE ARE GOING TO LISTEN TO THESE CONVERSATIONS AND SELECTIVELY PUT SOMETHING OUT AND THEN HAVE ONE MEMBER OF CONGRESS, WHEN EVERYBODY ELSE, THE OTHER REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS IN THE INTEL COMMITTEE, BUT ADAM SHAVED TO TRY TO MAKE THIS POLITICAL? REMEMBER WHAT ADAM SCHIFF SAID TWO YEARS AGO BECAUSE MIKE THAT HE HAD PROOF? REMEMBER WHAT HE JUST PUT THE COUNTRY THROUGH? UNBELIEVABLE PAIN FOR SOMETHING HE DIDN’T HAVE ANY TRUTH TO AND HE MADE US GO THROUGH SO MUCH. LET’S NOT MAKE THAT MISTAKE AGAIN. HAVE WE NOT LEARN FROM THE PAST? DO WE NOW UNDERSTAND THAT THE DEMOCRATS DID NOT LIKE THIS I MIKE OUTCOME? DID WE NOT KNOW THE ADAM SCHIFF WAS PROVEN WRONG EVERY TIME BEFORE AND IS HE DOING IT TO THE COUNTRY BEFORE? [LAUGHTER]>>Bret: RIGHT, SO YOU’RE ASKING FOR FACTS AND SO ARE YOUR COLLEAGUES, BUT THEY ARE BEING DENIED ACCESS TO THE WHISTLE-BLOWER’S COMPLAINT.>>THEY ASKED TO HANDLE THIS IN THE APPROPRIATE MANNER. JUST AS THE LAW SAYS. IF IT GOES TO THE INSPECTOR GENERAL –>>Bret: WHICH IS STANDARD.>>NORMALLY THE WHISTLE-BLOWER COULD COME TO CONGRESS BUT IN THE INTEL COMMUNITY IT CAN GO TO THE INSPECTOR GENERAL, WOULD THEN GO TO THE D AND I, DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE, THE ACTING DIRECTOR McGUIRE IS HANDLING THIS, NOW HE’S COMING BEFORE CONGRESS IN A PUBLIC HEARING OF THE INTEL COMMITTEE NEXT THURSDAY. THAT’S THE APPROPRIATE WAY TO HANDLE. INSTEAD OF LEAKING, OR PUTTING SOMETHING OUT BECAUSE THEY WANT TO TURN THE STORY TO BE DIFFERENT, JUST LIKE “THE NEW YORK TIMES” DID LAST WEEK.>>Bret: YOU HEARD THE RUDY GIULIANI BACK AND FORTH ABOUT, NO I DIDN’T, YES I DID. ASK THE UKRAINIANS TO INVESTIGATE JOE BIDEN. THERE IS A STORY HERE, A VERY BIG STORY ABOUT HUNTER BIDEN WORKING FOR THIS OLIGARCH IN AN OIL COMPANY AND ALL OF THIS BACKGROUND TO THIS INVESTIGATION AND THEY ARE THERE APPEAR THE REPORTER SAY THERE IS MORE TO COME. THAT IS WHAT YOU’RE POINTING TO.>>MY POINT IS, AND JOE BIDEN’S OWN WORDS, HE TELLS HOW HE PRESSURED THE UKRAINIAN GOVERNMENT THAT THEY WOULD NOT GET FUNDING FROM AMERICA UNLESS THEY FIRED A PROSECUTOR. IT’S CONCERNING TO ME, THAT PROSECUTOR INVESTIGATING HIS SON AND HE SAID YOU’VE GOT SIX HOURS? AND WITHIN SIX HOURS THEY FIRED HIM AND JOE BIDEN WAS PROUD OF IT. I ONLY LEARNED ABOUT THIS BY JOE BIDEN TELLING US ABOUT IT.>>Bret: YOU ARE SAYING THE DNI’S GOING TO COME FORWARD WITH INFORMATION?>>I AM REAL CONCERNED ABOUT IT. WOULDN’T IT BE INTERESTING POLITICALLY IF YOU WANT TO PEOPLE NOT TO LOOK AT WHAT BIDEN WAS DOING TO TRY TO BRING SOMETHING, ONCE AGAIN, ALLEGED AGAINST THIS PRESIDENT AS THEY HAVE DONE TIME AND AGAIN BECAUSE THEY DON’T LIKE THE OUTCOME OF AN ELECTION. AND ISN’T IT INTERESTING THAT ADAM SCHIFF WAS BEHIND IT AGAIN? WHO LIED TO THE AMERICAN PUBLIC THAT HE HAD PROOF, AND PUT US THROUGH THE HORRIFIC TWO YEARS –>>Bret: YOU WANT TO PROVE, WOULD YOU ADVISE THE PRESIDENT TONIGHT AT THE STATE DINNER TO PUT OUT THE TRANSCRIPT OF THAT CALL?>>WHAT I ADVISE THE PRESIDENT TO DO IS BUILD A RELATIONSHIP WITH AUSTRALIA BECAUSE IT IS SO PIVOTAL TO OUR POINT FOR THE NEXT CENTURY DEALING WITH CHINA AND EVERYWHERE ELSE AND I THINK THIS PRESIDENT HAS BEEN THROUGH ENOUGH. HE’S PROVEN HE CAN DO THE JOB AND — WHY ARE PEOPLE LISTENING TO HIS CALLS QUESTION REQUIRED A SELECTIVELY PUTTING SOMETHING OUT FOR POLITICAL GAIN? LET HIM GOVERN THIS NATION. THIS WORLD IS SAFER BECAUSE OF PRESIDENT TRUMP AND I WANT TO CONTINUE TO DO THAT AND I WANT TO HAVE RELATIONS WITH OTHER COUNTRIES.>>Bret: I WANT TO ASK YOU A QUICK LIGHTNING ROUND. IS THERE ANY CHANCE OF WINNING BACK THE HOUSE?>>THERE IS NOT ONLY CHANCE, IS GOING TO HAPPEN. LOOK WHAT HAPPENED IN NORTH CAROLINA AND LOOK AT WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN WHEN WE WIN BACK THE HOUSE, THE REPUBLICAN PARTY WILL ONLY BE STRONGER. THE ONLY RETIREMENT I’M AFRAID TO HAPPEN WAS WILL HURD. BUT IF YOU LOOK AT ALL THE OTHERS, TWO YEARS AGO TED POE RETIRED AND I WAS VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THAT BUT YOU KNOW WHO WON? DAN CRENSHAW, THE NAVY SEAL. HE HAS AN AMAZING FOLLOWING TODAY. WE HAVE, WESLEY HUNT, A WEST POINT GRADUATE, THE NUMBER OF CANDIDATES THAT WE HAVE WE HAVEN’T SEEN IN THE PAST AND IF I WERE THE DEMOCRATS, I WOULD BE AFRAID BECAUSE THERE ARE 31 DEMOCRATS WHO SIT IN SEATS THAT TRUMP CARRIED IN THAT RACE IN NORTH CAROLINA, NINE, AND A 2018 WE WON IT BY 900 VOTES. WE JUST 1 MEGABYTE 4100. THAT SIMPLE 2% CHANGE IS 13 SEATS ON ITS OWN.>>Bret: A LITTLE BIT MORE LIGHTNING. HERE WE GO. FULL-BLOWN IMPEACHMENT EFFORT. WOULD THAT HELP YOUR REELECTION EFFORTS IN THE HOUSE?>>I DON’T LOOK AT POLITICS BUT I THINK IT WOULD ONLY HURT THE COUNTRY. JERRY NADLER, THAT IS ALL HE WANTS TO DO BUT NOBODY ELSE CARES FOR IT SO I THINK IT IS STUPID.>>Bret: IS NANCY PELOSI’S LEADERSHIP IN JEOPARDY WITH THE SQUAD ALL CALLING FOR IMPEACHMET SQUAD ALL CALLING FOR IMPEACHME?>>NANCY PELOSI IS THE SPEAKER IN NAME ONLY. SHE DOES NOT HAVE THE POWER. THEY WERE ON THE FLOOR.>>Bret: YOU MET WITH MARK ZUCKERBERG TODAY. ANY INSIGHTS GROUP?>>WE HAD A GREAT CONVERSATION WHEN IT COMES TO PRIVACY. I HAVE A REAL CONCERNED ABOUT PRIVACY. DEMOCRATS WANT TO BREAK UP COMPANIES OR MAKE THEM UTILITIES, WHICH IS TERRIBLE FOR AMERICA. WHAT I WANT TO DO, PROTECT YOUR DATA, LET YOU MOVE YOUR DATA, LET YOU DELETE YOUR DATA.