Krauthammer: Start of GOP convention is “rocky”

Charles Krauthammer told viewers Monday on Special Report that the start of the GOP Convention in Cleveland can best be described as "rocky."

"It reflects the division in he party, far more than any convection we can remember," Krauthammer added. "It's usually a television show. Everything is scripted. It's not because there is a large segment that is anti-Trump.

Trump will make his first appearance at the convention this evening when he introduces his wife Melania, who will give a speech to the crowd Trump's children will speak during other evenings this week.

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Bret Baier Interviews His Holiness The Dalai Lama

Bret sat down with the Dalai Lama for an interview that aired on Special Report. His Holiness spoke on numerous issues including China and Tibet, the refugee crisis, religion, terrorism and immigration. There was more on immigration that unfortunately did not make it into the piece that aired. Here’s the interview, with that missing part. 

Krauthammer says State Department IG Report shows Hillary Clinton broke the law

Syndicated Columnist Charles Krauthammer tells viewers Wednesday on Special Report with Bret Baier that Hillary Clinton clearly broke the law when she used a private server to manage her government emails.

A State Department audit faults Hillary Clinton for poorly managing email and other computer information.  The audit states the then Secretary had not sought permission to use her non-government server and would not have received it even if she had.

Krauthammer says many in the media are missing the headline because they are focusing on the fact that Mrs. Clinton "did not obey State Department policies" which he says makes it sounds like "bureaucratic rule-breaking."  Krauthammer explains the difference saying "these policies are.. instituted as a way to carry out the law. So you violate the policies, you actually have violated the law." 

What's worse, the syndicated columnist points out, is that this report by the agency's inspector general shows Clinton's grand strategy of complicating things.  "It adds to the weight of her being shifty, unreliable and untrustworthy," he says.  

Krauthammer on gun control: ‘[Clinton’s argument] is a rather tepid one… [Trump’s] is strong.’

Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said Friday on “Special Report with Bret Baier” that following the announcement the National Rifle Association with back Donald Trump in the presidential race, the issue of guns in the general election will likely be a winning one for Trump – and a loss for Hillary Clinton.

“It’s true there have been some changes in public opinion as a result of the horrific gun massacres that have occurred, but if you heard Donald Trump speaking about it, and then you heard… Hillary Clinton, which argument is easier to make? Save the Second Amendment, or that meandering, somewhat nuanced, you might say if you were generous, argument that she made?”  Krauthammer asked, referring first to Trump’s commitment to gun owner’s rights -- and then to Clinton’s recent comments that guns don’t solve problems.

“[Her argument] is a rather tepid one, I’m not against it, I’m not for it. His is strong,” Krauthammer said, adding, “The Trump argument is a lot easier to make, and I think in the end, it’s much more of a winner… It’s easier to see and understand.”

Krauthammer: Trump/Ryan meeting “a sham marriage”

Charles Krauthammer told viewers Thursday on “Special Report with Bret Baier” that when it comes to the meeting between House Speaker Paul Ryan and presidential candidate Donald Trump in Washington today, “this is a sham marriage.”

Krauthammer predicted an eventual “perfunctory” endorsement from Ryan between now and the election.

He also said the difference between the two candidates joining together today is “good will” and not common principles.

“Paul Ryan is a conservative, has been all his life, and committed to certain conservative principles,” Krauthammer said. “Trump has made clear he is not a conservative. He’s a nationalist, populist

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