Published July 22, 2018
This is a rush transcript from "Justice with Judge Jeanine," July 21, 2018. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.
JEANINE PIRRO, HOST: Hello and welcome to "Justice." I'm Jeanine Pirro. Thanks for being with us tonight. And thank you for once again make "Justice" number one last weekend. We have a packed show for you tonight, counsel to the President, Kellyanne Conway, Congressman Darrell Issa, Governor Mike Huckabee, and Turning Points USA's Candace Owens with the most of outrageous comments of the week. But first, how was your week?
Mine as you might have heard was quite eventful. And a message for Whoopi Goldberg regarding what happened on "The View" this week coming up later in the show, but first my open.
Every week I do an opening statement on whatever it is that has me fired up. This week take a look.
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PIRRO: The GDP under Obama was barely one, we are going up to four.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I also think it's important, as we said, 89 percent of the Republican Party still supports him. He has got a huge popularity in the country and if Democrats don't get their you know what together, he's certainly going to (inaudible).
WHOOPI GOLDBERG, AMERICAN ACTRESS: Here is my question for you because you talk about.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I am not, Judge.
GOLDBERG: Did you just point at me?
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Yes.
GOLDBERG: Listen, I don't have Trump derangement. Let me tell you what I have.
GOLDBERG: I have a lot of - I'm tired of people starting a conversation with Mexicans are liars and rapists. I'm tired of people starting a conversation about this country. Listen, I'm 62 years old. There have been a lot of people in office that I didn't agree with. But I have never ever seen anybody like this. I have never seen anybody whip up such hate. I've never seen anybody be so dismissive. And clearly, you don't watch the show, so you don't know that I don't suffer from that. What I suffer from is the inability to figure out how to fix this. That's my issue, but one of the things that you talk about a lot and I'm curious about it is the deep state. How long has the deep state been there and who is running it?
PIRRO: Well, I want to answer your question because you're getting.
GOLDBERG: I asked you a question.
PIRRO: Your opening statement which is how horrible it is that Donald Trump is talking about all these people.
GOLDBERG: That's what you said.
PIRRO: Whoopi, you know.
PIRRO: When people who shouldn't be here end up murdering the children of Americans.
GOLDBERG: You know what's horrible is when the President of the United States whips up people to beat the hell out of people. Say goodbye.
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PIRRO: After that, I was cursed at, and I and my team were thrown out of the building. Should I be angry? I suppose I should, but in the end, this isn't about me. And nobody needs to feel sorry for me, I'm a big girl and I'd would go back on "The View" again. No one intimidates me.
But more on this issue, specifically to Whoopi who I have known for years later in the show, as I said, this isn't about me. There is a bigger issue of that play here. "The View" is a microcosm of what's going on in this country. The level of hatred toward the 45th president of the United States is beyond anything we have seen in American history. He was once an icon sought after for movies and television by politicians on both sides of the aisle, sports figures and yes, even the media.
Then he ran for president. Now Donald Trump is the target of vitriol so palpable it's simply frightening and reason has become irrelevant. We can't have conversations anymore and the ripple is national in scope. Family, friends, acquaintances can't even talk to each other. They remove each other from Facebook and they change dinner and family gathering plans for the holidays depending on their politics.
It's almost impossible to have a rational discussion that doesn't turn into a food fight. For some it's now even fashionable to threaten the President of the United States.
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ROBERT DE NIRO, AMERICAN ACTOR: He talks about how he wants to punch people in the face. Well, I would like to punch him in the face.
JOE BIDEN, FORMER VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: They asked me would I like to debate this gentleman. I said no. I said, if we were in high school I'd take him behind the gym and beat the hell out of him.
JOHNNY DEPP, AMERICAN ACTOR: When was the last time an actor assassinated a president.
MADONNA, AMERICAN ARTIST: Yes, I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House.
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PIRRO: And that's not all. When a member of Congress can say this about people who work for and support the president, we have a real problem in America.
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MAXINE WATERS, US REPRESENTATIVE, CALIFORNIA, DEMOCRAT: You have members of your Cabinet that have been booed out of restaurants.
WATERS: You have protests at their house. You say no picks, no sleep, and if you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station. You get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they are not welcome anymore anywhere.
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PIRRO: Not welcome anymore anywhere. The anger of the left in America is out of control. When White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders needs Secret Service protection because she speaks for the President of the United States, something is wrong. When we get screamed at even before we give an opinion, something is wrong. When it's acceptable to shout people down, when it's acceptable to not hear what people think, that's the first step to where we don't think.
And thinking you are right and not allowing debate is fascism. Whether it comes from a Democrat or a Republican, or the right or the left, it's wrong. It seems in America today that the take-down of a president is more important than the success of our nation.
I lived through eight years of Barack Obama. A lot of you heard my opens. I was very clear in my objection to his policies, but I never rooted for America to fail. The things that we should all want and that no one would be against simply don't matter anymore. Minority unemployment the lowest in history, the economy soaring, ISIS defeated, tax cuts for everyone. They don't seem to matter if it's under this president. Some people are even rooting for an economic collapse.
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BILL MAHER, AMERICAN COMEDIAN: I feel like the bottom has to fall out at some point and by the way I'm hoping for it because I think one way you get rid of Trump is a crashing economy. So please bring on the recession. Sorry if that hurts people, but it's either root for a recession or you lose your democracy.
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PIRRO: So, for all of you on the left who are threatening our president, shouting down and even attacking his supporters and rooting against America, you are kidding yourselves if you think that what you are doing is standing up for America. What you are doing is tearing down America and when you do, you are tearing down something more important than even the president of the United States. You are tearing down the values of the United States itself.
Everyone has the right to speak, but when you can't even listen to what someone has to say because you despise the man who is president, you undermine not the president of the United States, you undermine the United States. And that's my open.
Tell me what you think on my Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, #judgejeanine. And remember, my personal message to Whoopi Goldberg about what really went on on "The View" this week is coming up later, and you don't want to miss it.
In the meantime, I do want to thank Whoopi and the ladies of the "The View" for helping to make my book, "Liars, Leakers and Liberals: The Case Against the Anti-Trump Conspiracy" number one on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. So go out and get a copy if you haven't already.
And here with reaction to my opening statement and all the developing news today, counselor to the president, Kellyanne Conway joins me now. Kellyanne, your thoughts on what's going on with conversation in America today?
KELLYANNE CONWAY, COUNSEL TO THE PRESIDENT: That was one of your finest openings, Judge and that's saying a great deal. I watched the clips of "The View" after the fact, and I have to credit you because this is what a guest should be. Prepared, poised, persuasive and pleasant. And you were all of the above.
You came armed with the facts and the audience was listening to you and a few times when a sprinkling in the audience actually wanted to clap, they stopped because they realized that that was probably not what the whole group wanted to do.
And I thought, you carried yourself very well. I know you got some help from Meghan McCain, one of the panelists, but I think for someone who has appeared on "The View" and has been invited back and hasn't gone yet since I've been in the White House, I'll just say this. It's probably a good time for me to remind everyone who the real audience is when we're on television, including now.
The audience are not the anchors, the audience are not the press sitting in the seats in the briefing room. The audience are the people. And this president got elected because he connected directly with the people. Yes, the cameras were rolling. Yes, social media was covering it, but it was his message and the messenger and delivery directly to the people unfiltered that was persuasive and compelling.
The other thing you did yesterday. Nobody could argue with your metrics. Nobody could say, "No, you're wrong, Judge Jeanine. You're wrong, that is not the lowest unemployment rate in many years, and the lowest unemployment rate ever for African-Americans, for Hispanics and for almost 70 years among women. You are wrong that 3.7 million new jobs - they are rehiring, these filling opportunities were committed to president Trump and Ivanka Trump who worked for months on this issue, by 23 major corporate CEOs in the White House on Thursday.
This is a President who believes that diplomacy and conversation is better than hostility and conflict and he will continue to speak in a bilateral fashion to other leaders around the world. I mean, nobody can argue with the metrics so they have to shout you down.
PIRRO: Well, Kellyanne, will you go back on "The View"?
CONWAY: I have been invited to go back on "The View" and I have been invited by individual panelists and the producers and others at ABC. I would not foreclose that reason I'm in Washington, DC. My day job is here, and so I don't find myself in New York very often anymore.
But I'm certainly not afraid of them. I'm afraid of people I love getting sick and dying. I'm not afraid of conversation and conflict. I don't understand, "The View" aside, let me put "The View" aside for a moment, just to answer your general question about conversation today. I don't know what's got so many people so miserable.
But when you engage with them, it's very clear immediately that they have been working on being miserable for decades, years and years and years. It didn't just happen in the last 18 months. I pray for them, I choose not to be like them. And I think if you are a happy warrior and you're pushing for an agenda that you believe in, and I very much believe in what's happening with the security and prosperity, small business ownership, the growth that we have, the unleashing of prosperity and opportunity for people in this nation, it's really amazing.
Nobody can argue with those metrics, so they make it very personal. What I like most about your opening, Jeanine is that, nobody even wants to hear the first words from this side. Not on that particular show, just generally, everybody is just in their corner and they don't want to hear.
That's why when I tell people, particularly young people, they are the best ambassadors to bring people into their own point of view and here is why. People will look at them and say, "I'm like you and you're like me. We have connective tissue together." And I encourage everybody out there to not be shy about their opinion, but to go forth.
PIRRO: Well, okay, and I am going to end the interview. I'm not going to go to another subject that I plan to go on. When we ...
CONWAY: You did - by the way, you made a big mistake though on "The View," Jeanine. You made a big mistake, you mentioned President Obama's name. They don't like that. You cannot mention President Obama's name unless you are all googly-eyed and genuflecting.
PIRRO: When I was talking about Russia ...
CONWAY: Because you can't mention President Obama's name unless you are all glowing and googly-eyed and genuflecting and here, you were talk about President Trump's record. President Trump bringing down the unemployment figures. Also, talking about President Trump getting the NATO allies to pay $44 billion up front and your dues with the commitment of hundreds of billions of dollars more.
And so, you also did that - people don't like when you raise President Obama now because it's not in connection with the tax cuts, the prosperity, the growth, the security - everything that is happening that's been improving. ISIS on his watch was going all around the globe. Now, it is a shadow of itself.
And so many great things are happening in this country. The deregulation, the President is talking to many countries. He sat down with Chairman Kim. I mean, look, the list goes on and on. We know what the metrics are and people can't argue the facts so they argue emotion. I think information beats emotion.
PIRRO: Without a doubt. Kellyanne Conway, thanks so much. And joining me now with more reaction on the President's week and let's get the reaction to it all, Congressman Darrell Issa. All right, good evening, Congressman. I was going to talk about this with Kellyanne, but I'm going to start with you.
The Trump - the President tweeted that the rigged witch-hunt headed by 13 angry Democrats and now four more have been added; one who worked directly for the Obama White House, seems intent on damaging Republican Party's chances in the November election. "This Democrat excuse for losing the '16 election never ends." What is the President talking about there?
DARRELL ISSA, US REPRESENTATIVE, CALIFORNIA, REPUBLICAN: Well, look, the president has an agenda and he's running it and he's working it, and every day, all we're seeing is - to be honest, wanting to retry not just the 2016 election, but as you know, they are going back to 2006, raiding his own attorney's headquarters and then leaking to the New York Times what their spin on that information is at a time in which as you know the president's own legal team is waiving attorney-client privilege to make sure the word gets out that the president has nothing to hide.
PIRRO: Well, I want to talk about that, waiving the privilege on the Michael Cohen stuff, his lawyer. The president waived the privilege because the information had already been leaked out. How did that happen?
ISSA: Well, it's clear that many people in the so-called Department of Justice are continuing to do exactly what they shouldn't do. They are going in, they're taking a vast amount of information, most of it constitutionally protected, and then spitting it out into the press. We saw it in the front page of the New York Times. It was despicable. I believe in the First Amendment.
The New York Times has to start believing in the other amendments about people's privacy and including their Fifth Amendment rights, but having said that, the president had nothing to hide and even though this was a private conversation with his attorney, they waived the privilege. They want it out there because he wants to see this investigation behind him, so that the good work he's doing isn't constantly in the shadow of things that go back decades.
PIRRO: Congressman, the truth is that the Russia investigation was teed up by a fake dossier by a guy who was the head of - the Deputy Director whatever of counterintelligence, number two guy, Peter Strzok, who they said, "Yes, is he going to win for president? No, we won't let him. We'll get an insurance policy." The insurance policy of course was the Russia collusion.
So now, what we are talking about is porn stars and other such conversations. I mean, why are we doing this? Are we so intent on bringing the man down that nobody cares? I mean, I really believe, Congressman, it won't matter. They will think of something else.
ISSA: It won't matter, and you know, the amazing thing, Judge is that, we are dealing constantly in allegations that in fact, not crimes. There is nothing that has been alleged in this taping that would be a crime by the president.
To be honest, these 2006 supposed liaisons, there is no crime there. The amazing thing to me is they cannot - and you dealt with this in that previous segment. You dealt with it with Whoopi Goldberg. They cannot attack the success of the President and his policies. They can't even attack the agenda of what he's trying to accomplish including meeting with the Russians, meeting with the Chinese, taking on issues like North Korea that have been left for decades unsolved. They can't attack that, so they attack him personally.
PIRRO: Well, it is going to be a very interesting few months. Anyway, Congressman, Darrell Issa, thanks so much for being with us tonight.
ISSA: My pleasure.
PIRRO: All right, and my personal message to Whoopi Goldberg about what went down this week at "The View" is still ahead. And you can't miss that.
Plus Dan Bongino and Chris Hahn ready for battle on the panel. But next, who better to give his take on Hillary Clinton's latest foray on to the public stage than this man, Governor Mike Huckabee standing by live. "Justice" rolls on in a moment.
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HILLARY CLINTON, FORMER FIRST LADY OF THE UNITED STATES: And in this case, it doesn't seem like our President cares. He wants to be friends with Putin for reasons that we are all still trying to figure out.
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PIRRO: That's Hillary Clinton today continuing the liberal freak out over President Trump's summit with Putin. Here with reaction to that and much more, former Arkansas governor, Mike Huckabee who joins me now. All right, good evening, Governor. That was Hillary Clinton at the Ozzfest, and I didn't know what it was. But it's part music, part TED talk and part food fare. What do you think of that comment, isn't it awful the President doesn't care, he wants to be friend with Putin when she was the one who pushed the reset and on and on and on.
MIKE HUCKABEE, FORMER ARKANSAS GOVERNOR: Well, I'm just going to say, and by the way, before I do it, congratulations on the book. Number one in America. You are clearly doing some things right, so don't let the critics worry you. And I know that you don't. But Hillary today was kind of comical in that here she is talking about friendship with Russia, but as you mentioned, she is the one who pushed the reset button. It was Barack Obama who reached over and tapped the knee of the then President and said, "You tell Vlad when this election is over, I can be more flexible."
But the problem was, they never took Obama and Hillary seriously because they didn't fear them.
PIRRO: Interesting. Interesting. I want to move on from that and something interesting happened the this week when the Director of National Intelligence made news when he was at a conference and the news came out that President Trump wanted to ask President Putin to the White House. He appeared flipped and his response today is as follows, "Some press coverage mischaracterized my intentions in responding to breaking news presented to me during a live interview. My admittedly awkward response was in no way meant to be disrespectful or criticize the actions of the president. I, and the entire intel community are committed to providing the best possible intelligence to inform and support President Trump's ongoing efforts to prevent Russian meddling in our upcoming elections to build strong relationships internationally in order to maintain peace, denuclearize dangerous regimes and protect our nation and allies." Said DNI Director Dan Coats.
Now, so did he get caught with his hand in the cookie jar?
HUCKABEE: Well, my question is what caliber gun was being held to his head when he drafted the statement today because if there ever was a statement that was a CYA, and you just read it directly from Dan Coats. Look, here is what I think people don't understand about Donald Trump. He doesn't sleep a lot. He works harder than anybody I have ever seen. He has so much going on, that even his own staff cannot keep up with all that's going on.
I used to have a Chief of Staff and she would often say that if I know everything that's going on, there is not enough going on. But let me assure you, in the Trump White House, there is nobody that knows everything that's going on because nobody can keep up with that much stuff.
PIRRO: But I've often said that the man is a force of nature and I even talk about it in my book. I mean, he's the kind of guy that can go into a den of lions and come out with his suit and tie straight and something to put on the wall near the fireplace, but anyway, Governor Mike Huckabee, your final though on what is happening today in America with the conversation between the right and the left.
HUCKABEE: There is not a conversation. There is screaming from the left to the right. They don't want to us show up to eat. They don't want us to shop in a store. They don't want us to be in business. It's not a conversation and that's tragic because I like having conversations with people with whom I disagree, but I want it to be civil. I don't want to scream at people. I don't want people necessarily screaming at me, and I am very saddened that some people hate Donald Trump so much that they don't even want to step back and say, "What is he doing for the country that I can degree with and like?" That's where we need to go.
PIRRO: And on a personal level, your daughter is Sarah Huckabee Sanders. All right, Governor Mike Huckabee, thanks so much for being with us.
And you saw what happened on "The View" and I have a personal message for Whoopi Goldberg coming up later in the show. You don't want to miss it. And next, Dan Bongino and Chris Hahn. Can they match Whoopi's intensity? The panel is standing by for a debate. Hopefully, no one will get kicked out this. "Justice" is back in a moment.
ROBERT GRAY, CORRESPONDENT, FOX NEWS: Live from "America's News Headquarters." I'm Robert Gray. Police in Los Angeles on the scene of a hostage situation at a Trader Joe's supermarket. Police say it's unclear how many hostages are inside, but local media outlets are reporting the armed suspect barricaded inside the store is engaged in a dialogue with police negotiators.
Police say this all started around 1:30 p.m. local time with a shooting involving a suspect in his late teens, an elderly woman and a younger woman after a family dispute. The suspect then led police on a chase during which the suspect fired several shots at police. Officials say the chase ended when the suspect crashed the car near the Trader Joe's and ran into the store. Officials say, one woman has been take to the hospital in stable condition.
I'm Robert Gray. Now back to "Justice with Judge Jeanine."
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MICHELLE WOLF, AMERICAN COMEDIAN, WRITER, PRODUCER AND TELEVISION HOST: It's popular nowadays to say ICE is bad. But there is no better representation of American values right now than ICE, and as an equal opportunity employer, we accept all levels of experience and education from low to very low and actively welcome those with diagnosed anger issues. Take it from me, no organization is better than ICE is.
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PIRRO: Outrage tonight over that parody by comedian Michelle Wolf comparing ICE to ISIS terrorists. My panel is fired up and ready to battle, so let's get to it and see what they think. NRA TV contributor and former aide to Chuck Schumer, radio show host, Chris Hahn joins me now, and Chris and Dan. Dan, I'll start with you. No, actually no, Chris, I want to start with you. Was that too far?
CHRIS HAHN, RADIO TALK SHOW HOST: Okay. Look, it's comedy. You have got to give a wide berth to comedy. As for the ICE agents, I don't know what they should be more upset about, this comedy skit or being ordered to take kids from their parents? They're probably more upset about the orders to take kids from their parents.
DAN BONGINO, FORMER SECRET SERVICE AGENT: Here we go. Chris comes on every time and says things that are just factually incorrect and he expects the whole audience to believe him because he worked for Senator Schumer. Nobody was ordered to take kids from their parents. It's fact time, folks, so we could ...
HAHN: They weren't.
BONGINO: Put Chris to the side and deal with reality now. There was a court decree called the Flores Consent Decree that determined by the way- this has been existent way before Donald Trump.
HAHN: That said let them go.
PIRRO: Let him finish, Chris. Chris, let him finish.
BONGINO: That we cannot hold kids for more than 10 days. Therefore, those kids, unless we want to keep them in custody, Judge, they can't be kept with their parents. Chris either doesn't know that or he's on the air lying to the audience again.
PIRRO: You know about the Flores decision, Chris.
PIRRO: Yes or no?
HAHN: I, of course know about the Flores decision, what's being done here right now is that the President has ordered all asylum seekers to be treated like criminals and ICE agents are being forced to take children from their families. And one other thing, they don't even know where they put them because the Department of HHS had no system to track them. That's a problem this country and they've already failed to meet the court expectations to get them back together, so.
PIRRO: Now, I know - the court was very complementary, but you are wrong. You are wrong, Chris, but Dan, go right ahead.
BONGINO: Judge, it's exhausting having to come on your show every Saturday and debunk Chris. I glad you have him. I actually like Chris off the air, but on the air.
BONGINO: Seriously you are a great guy off the air. But on the air, he makes stuff up all the time and he expects you to believe him. Judge, let's be crystal clear on this, these are not asylum seekers. The process for seeking asylum is to go to a port of entry. You will not be arrested if you do that. When you enter the country, this is fact time, between ports of entry, you have committed a crime, therefore, you will be arrested and likely separated from your kids like any other criminal. If Chris doesn't know that or he does and he's lying again.
HAHN: I do know that and I also know that the President got rid of an Obama policy that would have allowed these people to seek asylum in their home country. He has also shortened the amount of people who are working at the border crossing forcing these people into the desert.
PIRRO: Okay, now I've got to get involved. I've got to get involved. All right, Chris, listen to me. Now you are saying that the President - and they can go to any port of entry and seek asylum, all right.
Now, the ACLU representing a whole bunch of them said they weren't sure whether they wanted to seek asylum. They wanted a week to think about it after the parents and the kids were reunited. So they all don't want to seek asylum, some of them reunited don't even want asylum. They said, "Oh, I'm not sure, I didn't come here looking for that." Yes, go ahead.
HAHN: They are being pressured in these court cases. They are being pressured when their kids are taken away from them, and of course, they want time to think about their legal options.
PIRRO: No, their kids are back. If they came seek - Chris, you said, they came seeking asylum. If they came seeking asylum, when we reunite them, why do they have to think about whether they want asylum? Dan, hit it.
BONGINO: Judge, one thing Chris is leaving out of this as well, because it's always convenient to leave out the facts which he has a really hard time with. Donald Trump signed an executive order asking his own DOJ to challenge the Flores Consent Decree which happened before Donald Trump even took office, and the court said, "No, no, no dice. It doesn't work that way." Meaning Donald Trump is actually trying to do something about this situation whereas Chris comes on this channel every Saturday and just makes stuff up for propaganda purposes.
HAHN: What he's trying to do, Dan, is hold children indefinitely in detention if they come here.
PIRRO: Oh, come on. You know what, I'm not going to let you say that.
HAHN: Let's be clear what's going on here.
PIRRO: Now, we're totally off the topic.
BONGIN: This is insane.
HAHN: By the way, back to Michelle Wolf - clearly, the outrage is more about the policy than the comedy.
PIRRO: Really? You like ICE agents being dressed up looking like they're about to chop your head off.
BONGINO: Chris is so insane right now the camera guy is laughing in the room with me. That's how - he's actually laughing behind me.
PIRRO: All right, at least we are all laughing. That's a good thing. Now, I want to talk about the President. A lot of backlash from his meeting with Putin. What's your reaction, Dan, the meeting with Putin. I'll start with you this time.
BONGINO: Well, listen, Donald Trump, he made a verbal misstep. He acknowledged it the next day. He corrected it. But what Donald Trump - the way he always dumps on the liberals and the media is Donald Trump makes a misstep, let's say it's a five out of ten. So what does the media do? They react like it's a nine out of ten, not see comparisons, Pearl Harbor comparisons ...
BONGINO: Judge, this really happened. It's treasonous, and cookie John Brennan who has lost his mind. So what happens? The next day, the argument becomes about the cookie media response and not a misstep by Trump that he corrected, and that's how he dunks on every.
PIRRO: Chris, you've got 30 seconds. Chris, hit it.
HAHN: The best thing you could say about Trump and Putin this week was that the President looked weak before Putin. That's the best thing you could say. As for the verbal misstep nobody in America buys the would versus wouldn't thing. And that was just part of the problem with that press conference. There was all sorts of problems there, plus the president sitting in a room alone with that dictator. What did he say? America has a right to know.
PIRRO: All right, Chris Hahn and Dan Bongino, thanks so much. I just want to say one thing, the President had a great day. One word was off. That's all the press talked about.
Anyway, my closing statement and message to Whoopi Goldberg is still ahead, and next, "The Most Outrageous Statements of the Week" with special guest, Candace Owens from Turning Point USA. Don't go away.
As I said earlier, wow, what a week it was. There were so many outrageous comments this week, it was almost impossible to choose. But this rant left me speechless. Take a look.
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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I looked up the definition of treason as soon as people started saying this was treason and indeed it is. It's just as serious to me as the Cuban missile crisis in terms of an attack, or the 9/11 attack. The President is taking the side of the people who attacked us instead of trying to prevent a future attack.
I would say that his performance today will in infamy as much as the Pearl Harbor attack or Crystal (inaudible).
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PIRRO: Disgraceful. Turning Point USA Communications Director, Candace Owens joins me now with reaction to that and more. All right, so what do you think of this MSNBC contributor and the fact that she thinks the President committed treason, which by the way, for anyone who is interested, the punishment is death. Go ahead, Candace.
CANDACE OWENS, COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR, TURNING POINT, USA: I don't know what's going on, all of these the leftist networks or where they're getting their information from. It just seems absolutely ridiculous that they keep doing this. It's almost like they are playing historical bingo. Every single day, they dredge up a different historical horrific event that we lived through and try to apply it to Trump because they want people to be fearful.
And ultimately, what this does, it cheapens evil. It cheapens what we actually lived through. It cheapens what Jews lived through when they compare him to Hitler. It cheapens what the men died - absolutely, what they died fighting for. The soldiers of America died fighting for our freedom. It cheapens all of that when they make these comparisons.
PIRRO: Well, I couldn't agree with you more and it's an attack like 9/11 where 3,000 Americans died. But I want to move on. Now, we have another sound on tape, Candace of Jimmy Kimmel. Take a listen to this.
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JIMMY KIMMEL, TALK SHOW HOST: I would rather we had a chimpanzee as President of the United States. At least with a chimp, there would be somebody to eat the bugs out of Rudy Giuliani's hair.
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PIRRO: I didn't even get the last part of it, but go ahead, Candace.
OWENS: Look, I would rather we had a comedian for a late night talk show rather than Jimmy Kimmel who gets up there every single night, cries, brings up his child, he uses his child as a prop to get other people to cry. So, look, we don't always get what we want, Jimmy. That's all I can say to him.
PIRRO: Yes, but what about this - I don't get the chimp and the bugs and Rudy Giuliani's hair. I mean, to comment on that?
OWENS: He singlehandedly ruined late night TV. I really do believe Jimmy Kimmel does this. He somehow things he's like a political spokesperson, tries to be funny. It's never funny. I think that there has to be a fake audience. I don't get it whatsoever, but he keeps going up there and good for you, Jimmy, keep it going.
PIRRO: Okay, and finally, the young lady, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on PBS "Firing Line." Take a listen.
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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: You used the term the occupation of Palestine. What did you mean by that?
ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ, AMERICAN POLITICIAN: I think what I meant is like the settlements that are increasing in some of these areas and places where Palestinians are experiencing difficulty in access to their housing and homes.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Do you think you could expand on that?
CORTEZ: Yes, I mean, I think I'd also just - I am not the expert on geopolitics on this issue.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
PIRRO: This woman won with -I mean, she tossed out in this primary Joe Crowley who was a Democrat, a very powerful Democrat from Queens. She clearly doesn't understand the issues. I'm not being critical. She is a very young woman who has never held office before. But wow, if you don't know what you are talking about, don't talk about it.
OWENS: Exactly. That's exactly right. This was my absolute favorite clip of the week. I watched this hundreds of times and laughed out loud. I mean, that moment, "Oh, I wasn't really expecting you to ask me a question. Usually when I make up a random occupation, no one asks me a question about it." This is hilarious and I have to say this, Trump needs to put her on payroll. She is the ticket to winning again in 2020. Keep her in front of a camera, Judge.
PIRRO: Well, her candidacy was very much supported by - I think it was the Democratic Socialists of America, and she is an avowed socialist. I mean, there are socialists who are winning elections throughout the country. I mean, the Democratic Party doesn't seem to be in one place or the other. It's like, it's all over the place, and by the way, I heard she referred to turning a state red, she was looking forward to it.
OWENS: Yes, she did that today, and that wasn't even the worst part of the interview. The worst part of the interview was when the journalist asked her what she thinks about the lowest unemployment rate ever and she said that the reason the unemployment rate is so low is because people have two jobs. I mean, it's incomprehensible. It's makes absolutely no sense. She's a comedian. She should take Jimmy Kimmel's job.
PIRRO: All right, Candace Owens, thanks so much.
OWENS: Thank you.
PIRRO: All right, and you've been waiting for it. It's coming up.
GRAY: This is a Fox News alert, I'm Robert Gray. A hostage situation here in Los Angeles at a Trader Joe's grocery store has been resolved. Police saying the suspect has surrendered and is now in custody. Police say this all started around 1:30 p.m. local time with a shooting involving a suspect in his late teens, an elderly woman and a younger woman after a family dispute.
The suspect then took off in a Toyota Camry with the two women and led police on a chase, during which the suspect fired several shots at officers, none of them were injured.
Meanwhile, police say the case ended when the suspect crashed the car near the Trader Joe's and then ran inside the store. Police say the two women involved in the initial shooting were found in that car and the younger woman said to be 20 years old was injured and is now in fair condition at the hospital.
Our own Jeff Paul is on the scene. Paul, tell us what the scene is like now, as we understand have that suspect in custody. What's going on?
JEFF PAUL, CORRESPONDENT, FOX NEWS: Yes, Robert, it definitely has calmed down here a little bit. We are waiting for an update from the police chief and the mayor here in Los Angeles. But what from what we understand is that the police here threw in a pair of cuffs inside that Trader Joe's in the Silver Lake Area of Los Angeles. They threw in a pair of cuffs in there and he put them on, came outside with his hands in the air along with three of - it sounds like the remaining people who were inside the store when this all happened.
A little while ago we spoke with one man who was just walking outside the store when this was all sort of unraveling and he said, from what he saw, he got in his car, saw a car pull up. He said it only had three wheels on it and couldn't really drive anymore. He was trying to make a turn to get inside the parking lot, lost control. Hit a telephone pole, and that's when he said that a man got out and appeared to be firing his gun.
He also said that he saw another woman inside that car, but couldn't really tell what was going on. Obviously, people started firing on the gun. It was pretty scary, so he got some cover. But that's what the suspect then went inside the Trader Joe's, and as you mentioned, this all started as a family dispute. The LAPD telling us that there was some sort of family dispute and this suspect allegedly shot his grandmother. We don't know what her condition is right now.
We do know that one person was taken to the hospital. That is a younger female victim. We haven't heard of any other injuries or any other people who were taken to the hospital. We also don't know the condition of the people who were inside the store. We do know that people were shopping, it's Saturday here, people are getting food for the night. You can imagine there are families inside. We heard that from one man that his heart just broke hearing that there was a man separated from his kids and didn't know if they were okay. It sounds like this has all turned out to be a pretty good situation.
We'll find out more when we get an update here shortly, Robert.
GRAY: All right, and Jeff, just again, we have seen some people coming out on stretchers. Any idea of how many people were in there? I know it's been a fluid situation getting that number, just very quickly.
PAUL: It's hard to tell how many people were inside. We're hoping that's something we can confirm, but you've got to imagine, again, Saturday, Trader Joe's. This is a neighborhood, and we'll work on that information as we get it.
GRAY: All right, Jeff Paul, thanks so much for us there on location. Now back to "Justice With Judge Jeanine."
PIRRO: Welcome back to "Justice." I couldn't let the week end without addressing what happened on "The View" this week. All of you saw it and most of you probably heard both my and Whoopi's version on what you didn't see was after I was thrown off the set.
Now, I'm not here to rehash old news, and in the spirit of tonight's opening statement I would like to close the book on this and move on, and I would like you to do so as well.
Some of you may not know that I have known Whoopi Goldberg for years, and our relationship up until this week has always been friendly. Furthermore, I have been a guest on "The View" many times before Thursday's appearance and was always treated with respect.
To you, the viewer, I invite to you go online and watch the entire segment and make your own judgment about how I conducted myself and how I was treated. And to Whoopi, I accept you and I have different versions of what happened on Thursday, both on and off the air and that we have completely different takes on President Trump and the job he's doing.
So, let's agree to disagree and put this episode to bed once and for all. Thanks for comments Friday to pay me a compliment.
GOLDBERG: Jeanine, good luck with your book. I hear it's number one. I preferred your last book about Robert Durst, but there is no accounting for taste, you know, I like the book. I liked the last book.
PIRRO: Thanks, Whoopi, and may I say, I preferred you in the movie "Ghost" much more than I do on "The View," but then again we are all entitled to our opinions. We'll be right back.
And finally tonight, my new book, "Liars, Leakers, and Liberals: The Case against the Anti-Trump Conspiracy" came out this week. A big thanks to all of you who have already bought it. I'm so excited that you can all finally read it, but if you don't have your copy yet, go to Amazon or Barnes&noble.com right now to order it.
By the way, if you like my open, you won't be able to close my book. Get it? Remember to friend me on Facebook, and follow me on Twitter @judge_jeanine. Make sure to let me know what you think about the show, about my open and about my book, even about my appearance on "The View." I love to read your thoughts. Thanks so much for watching tonight. I'm Jeanine Pirro advocating for truth, justice and the American way. "The Greg Gutfeld Show" is coming up and I'll see you Next Saturday night.
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