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Biggs and Labrador on exposing the truth about Russia probe


DOM. THE PRESIDENT AND ANYONE ELSE IN ROBERT MUELLER’S SITES DESERVE IT TOO, AND THAT’S THE ANGLE. IF JOINING US FROM WASHINGTON ARE TWO HOUSE MEMBERS WHO HAVE SEEN IT THESE CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS. RAUL LABRADOR FROM IDAHO AND ANY PICKS FROM ARIZONA. WERE ALSO JOINED BY FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR BYRON YORK, IT’S GREAT TO SEE YOU TONIGHT. CONGRESSMAN LABRADOR, I WANT TO START WITH YOU. I STARTED GETTING CALLS, I’M HERE ON THE WEST COAST — I’M I STARTED GETTING CALLS ABOUT THIS AT ABOUT 6:30 IN THE MORNING BY CONGRESSMAN WHO STARTED TO READ THIS REPORT AND THEY DIDN’T REVEAL ANYTHING THEY WEREN’T SUPPOSED TO. THEY SAID WHATEVER YOU DO, THE PEOPLE HAVE TO KNOW WHAT IS IN THIS, THIS HAS TO GET DECLASSIFIED. TELL US HOW WE CAN DECLASSIFY IT AND WHATEVER YOU CAN TELL US ABOUT WHAT’S INSIDE.>>THANKS FOR HAVING ME ON YOUR SHOW, THIS IS SO IMPORTANT AND IT’S IMPORTANT FOR YOUR VIEWERS TO KNOW THAT THE HOUSE HAS THE AUTHORITY TO RELEASE THIS INFORMATION. WE DON’T HAVE TO DECLASSIFY IT. HOUSE RULE TEN AND THIS IS SOMETHING I THINK WERE GOING TO TALK A LOT ABOUT OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS, IT ALLOWS US TO SELECT THE COMMITTEE TO RELEASE THE INFORMATION, THEY BELIEVE IT IS IMPORTANT ENOUGH TO THE PUBLIC THAT IS OF VITAL IMPORTANCE TO THE PUBLIC. ALL WE NEED TO DO IS HAVE A VOTE FROM THE HOUSE AND THE HOUSE SELECT COMMITTEE CAN DO THAT. I THINK WE NEED TO DO THAT IMMEDIATELY. IN THE NEXT WEEK OR SO I BELIEVE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE NEED TO SEE EVERYTHING THAT IS IN THIS DOCUMENT. I CAN’T TELL YOU, CONGRESSMAN BIGS CAN’T TELL YOU WHAT WE READ TODAY BUT PEOPLE WILL BE SHOCKED.>>Laura: WE ARE GOING TO HIT ON THIS IMMIGRATION DEBATE AND THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN, ON THIS ISSUE OF THE RELEASE OF THIS REPORT, IS THERE ANY NATIONAL SECURITY CONCERN ABOUT RELEASING THIS DOCUMENT THAT YOU CAN SEE? ANYTHING THAT PAUL RYAN COULD POINT TO TO AVOID A MOVE?>>I SAW NOTHING THAT RELEASING TO THE PUBLIC WOULD HAVE ANY NEGATIVE EFFECT ON THE NATIONAL INTEREST, I THINK THE NATIONAL INTEREST IS HARMED BY KEEPING IT A SECRET TO THE PUBLIC. WE HAVE TO BE TRANSPARENT, WE HAVE TO GET THIS OUT THERE. IT IS SO VITAL, SO IMPORTANT. AMERICANS ARE GOING TO BE AS OUTRAGED AND MANY OF MY COLLEAGUES WHO HAVE READ THIS. IT HAS TO GET OUT AND I DON’T BELIEVE WE CAN HIDE BEHIND THE SHIELD OF NATIONAL SECURITY INTEREST BECAUSE THE PROBLEM IS JUST FLIPPED ON ITS HEAD. IT WAS DEMOCRATS IN THAT COMMITTEE WHO DON’T WANT IT RELEASED.>>Laura: I WANTED TO GO TO YOU ON THIS, I HEARD FOUR PEOPLE — CONGRESSMAN THIS MORNING. PEOPLE VERY HIGH UP IN THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT AND THE FBI COULD VERY WELL LOSE THEIR JOBS IF THIS REPORT GOES PUBLIC. DO YOU BELIEVE GIVEN WHAT WE’VE HEARD FROM GLENN SIMPSON, HE’S TRYING TO MOVE ON THE DOSSIER WITH THE OLD ADMINISTRATION, HOW EXPLOSIVE COULD THIS BE?>>IT COULD BE PRETTY EXPLOSIVE. HAVEN’T ACTUALLY SEEN THE DOCUMENT BUT WE’VE BEEN HEARING ABOUT THIS FOR QUITE A LONG WHILE. THE INVESTIGATORS IN THE HOUSE HAVE BEEN IN A BOX FOR MONTHS. IF THEY HAVE BEEN LEARNING THINGS OF GREAT PUBLIC INTEREST BUT IT WAS CLASSIFIED AND THEY COULDN’T TELL THE PUBLIC. THE INSTITUTION HAD THE AUTHORITY TO DECLASSIFY WAS THE INSTITUTION THEY WERE INVESTIGATING. IT’S A TRAP, WHAT WE SAW TODAY WAS A BRILLIANT EFFORT TO BUST OUT OF THAT, USE A MANEUVER TO CREATE A SUMMARY OF THEIR WORK AND ALLOW ALL MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE TO SEE IT. IT WASN’T A SMALL GROUP OF 13 PEOPLE ON THE REPUBLICANS, IT WAS ANYBODY IN THE HOUSE THAT COULD TAKE A LOOK AT THIS. IT WAS REALLY BIG AND THAT WAS INCREASING THE MOMENTUM TO TRY THIS PARLIAMENTARY MANEUVER THAT REPRESENTATIVE LABRADOR HAS BEEN TALKING ABOUT.>>Laura: THE DEMOCRATS WERE OKAY WITH RELEASING THE GLENN WE ARE GOING TO PLAY A SNIPPET OF THAT, IT’S IMPORTANT FOR THEM TO SEE THE FOUNDER OF THE FUSION GPS SAID. IT’S FULL SCREEN SORRY ABOUT THAT. HE WAS ASKED TO DO THE FBI EVER REACH OUT TO YOU OR FUSION GPS, HE SAID NO. YOU’VE NEVER HEARD FROM ANYONE INSIDE THE GOVERNMENT, THE FBI OR THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE? DURING THE ELECTION, NO. WHAT DID YOU HEAR AFTER? I WAS ASKED TO PROVIDE SOME INFORMATION TO THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT. IT WAS BY A PROSECUTOR NAMED BRUCE OR WHO FOLLOWED UP. IN OTHER WORDS NELLY OR WHO WORKED FOR FUSION GPS, HE ENDED UP BEING THE SOURCE OF THE QUESTION. CONGRESSMAN LABRADOR YOUR REACTION TO THAT.>>I CAN’T SPEAK ABOUT THE SPECIFIC FACTS BECAUSE I SAW THIS MEMO TODAY, I HAVE TO BE VERY CAREFUL. THE DEMOCRATS DECIDED TO VOTE AGAINST RELEASING THIS MEMO. WHEN I WAS IN THE ROOM AND I HEARD FROM OTHER MEMBERS OF CONGRESS WHEN THEY WERE IN THE ROOM, THERE WERE NO DEMOCRATS WHO ACTUALLY CAME DOWN TO LOOK AT THIS MEMO. THEY WERE SO INTERESTED IN THE RUSSIA COLLUSION STORY UNTIL IT STARTED UNRAVELING, NOW WE HAVE SOME INFORMATION, WE WERE UNWILLING TO RELEASE IT OR EVEN LOOK AT IT. I THINK WITH THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WILL FIND, THEY ARE GOING TO BE SHOCKED BY THIS MEMO. I INVITE EVERYBODY TO USE THE #ReleaseTheMemo , WE NEED TO PUSH THE HOUSE LEADERSHIP TO DO THIS. I HOPE THAT THEY DO AND THEY STAND WITH THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.>>Laura: WE ARE WAY OUT OF TIME, WE COULD DO AN HOUR ON THIS. ARE PEOPLE GOING TO LOSE THEIR JOBS?>>THEY PROBABLY OUGHT TO. I’M SHOCKED THAT SOME HAVEN’T ALREADY.>>Laura: ALL RIGHT, GENTLEMEN, FASCINATING. WE DIDN’T HAVE TIME TO GET INTO THE IMMIGRATION BILL THAT THE

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