FOX NEWS FIRST: China responds to Trump's $100B tariff threat; Justice Department fails to hand over FBI documents

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Developing now, Friday, April 6, 2018

China says it will fight U.S. ‘at any cost’ after President Trump proposes $100 billion in new tariffs

The Department of Justice misses an initial deadline to hand over documents pertaining to its investigations of the Clinton Foundation and FISA

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s firing last month was prompted by three violations of the bureau's ethics code, Fox News has learned

Trump told reporters he wants to send as many as 2,000 and 4,000 National Guard members to the U.S.-Mexico border

THE LEAD STORY – CHINA RESPONDS TO TARIFF THREATS: China’s commerce ministry on Friday said it would fight the U.S. at “any cost” after President Donald Trump threatened to impose tariffs on an additional $100 billion in Chinese imports … Trump asked the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to consider lobbing additional tariffs against China in light of the country’s “illicit trade practices” that have “destroyed thousands of American factories and millions of American jobs.” The president issued a statement saying he has been committed to “level the playing field” after an investigation by the USTR found that certain Chinese policies have given the country an unfair advantage over the U.S.

? Trump says trade war with China was lost 'many years ago'

? Trump imposes tariffs on all steel, aluminum imports; exempts Mexico and Canada for now

DOCUMENTS DELAYED: The Justice Department missed a deadline to give the House Judiciary Committee 1.2 million documents related to the Hillary Clinton email investigation, possible abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and an FBI office’s recommendation to fire former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe … A Republican Judiciary Committee aide told Fox News Thursday that the Justice Department had "not yet" complied with the March 22 subpoena issued by committee chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va. Goodlatte had previously requested documents related to the Clinton email investigation and noted last month that only a "fraction" of those documents had been produced, with "no documents" provided related to the request on potential FISA abuses.

? U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., thinks special counsel ultimately will lead FBI-Justice probe

? DOJ Inspector General reviews alleged FISA abuses by Justice Dept., FBI

McCABE’S FIRING EXPLAINED: Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was fired last month for committing three violations of the bureau's ethics code, an investigative source told Fox News on Thursday … The violations initially were uncovered by the Justice Department's Office of the Inspector General and confirmed by the FBI's Office of Professional Responsibility. They included lack of candor under oath, lack of candor when not under oath, and the improper disclosure of non-public information to the media about the FBI investigation into the Clinton Foundation.

? Jill McCabe breaks silence on campaign money

? Andrew McCabe soliciting online donations for legal defense fund

BORDER MARCH: President Trump told reporters Thursday that he wants to send between 2,000 and 4,000 National Guard members to America's southern borderThe president also said that he planned to "probably keep them or a large portion of them until the wall is built," a reference to his long-promised barrier along the U.S.-Mexico frontier. "We've started building and fixing miles and miles of wall that’s already up … and the military is going to be building some of it," Trump said.

? Pentagon establishes 24/7 operation after Trump orders military to Mexico border


‘WE DON’T ALWAYS AGREE’: “The central point is that we do believe it is in the interest of both nations to have secure borders.” – Geronimo Gutierrez, Mexico’s ambassador to the United States, on “The Story with Martha MacCallum,” responding to some critics’ arguments that Mexican authorities are doing very little to secure their border. WATCH

‘UNITY EFFORT’: “This is another way for the State Department to stick it to the Trump administration.” – Tom Fitton, Judicial Watch president, on “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” speaking of a possible partnership between the U.S. State Department and a George Soros group. WATCH


Ohio Senate GOP primary pits two congressmen who think they can unseat Dem incumbent.

White House approves $1.3 billion artillery sale to Saudi Arabia.

N.J. Gov. Phil Murphy reportedly spent $13G on office for his wife.


Marines identify four killed in helicopter crash in California.

5.3-magnitude earthquake rattles Southern California, reportedly strongest to hit region in decades.

Arlington National Cemetery, slowly running out of space, reaches out to public for help.


Stock futures drop as Trump threatens more tariffs

China tariffs could undermine US-North Korea progress

US employers expected to have created 193K jobs in March


Trump and the US need Scott Pruitt to stay at EPA.

Evan Bayh: Tariffs ensure aluminum and steel jobs are here to stay.

Todd Starnes: University’s ‘Sex Week’ sounds like a porn film title.


Steve Harvey slammed for his response to wife's 'ignorant' comment.

Conor McGregor attacks bus full of UFC fighters, injures one in heated scuffle.

Mark Hamill discusses the possibility of recasting Carrie Fisher in 'Star Wars: Episode IX.'


Woman diagnosed with unusual case of 'vanishing bone disease.'

2018 hurricane season will be 'slightly above average,' researchers say.

Man warns pet owners after fish tank releases 'second deadliest' poison, hospitalizes 10.


On Fox News: 

Fox & Friends, 6 a.m. ET: Mercedes Schlapp, White House director of strategic communications, addresses President Trump's tariffs battle with China, his calls for action on illegal immigration and more; Rep. Evan Jenkins discusses Trump's tax roundtable; and George Washington University student speaks out about seminar on 'Christian privilege.'

The Daily Briefing, 2 p.m. ET: EXCLUSIVE: Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg sits down with Dana Perino to address the social media giant's recent controversies.

On Fox Business:

Mornings with Maria, 6 a.m. ET: Guests include: “The Coming Collapse of China” author Gordon Chang; Mike Baker, former CIA operative; Marc Lotter, former special assistant to President Trump and former press secretary to Vice President Pence; Mark Penn, former senior adviser to Clintons, Stagwell Group president and managing partner and "Microtrends Squared", author; Ed Rendell, former Pennsylvania governor (D); Ballard Spahr, special counsel and former DNC chairman.

Cavuto: Coast to Coast, Noon ET: Austan Goolsbee, former Obama economic adviser.

The Intelligence Report, – 2 p.m. ET: U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz.

On Fox News Radio:

The Fox News Rundown podcastWith only seven months until the midterm elections, Kyle Kondik, managing editor of Sabato’s Crystal Ball, discusses Republicans' fear of a “blue wave” and a look ahead at possible 2020 challengers. Tiger Woods is looking to complete a surprise comeback with a win this weekend at the Masters tournament in Augusta, Ga. Professional golfer Jim Colbert and sportscaster Jim Gray weigh in. Plus, commentary from "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace.

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The Brian Kilmeade Show, 9 a.m. ET: Geraldo Rivera on President Trump's decision to deploy the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border; Peter Navarro on the dueling tariffs battle between the U.S. and China; Michael Loftus on the phenomenon of the rebooted hit TV series "Roseanne"; Jillian Mele on the 2018 Masters tournament, Tiger Woods's comeback and the start of the 2018 season in Major League Baseball; Angela Santomero discusses her new book, "Preschool Clues."

On Fox News Weekend:

Cavuto Live, Saturday, 10 a.m. ET: Escondido, Calif., Mayor Sam Abed on his town voting to join the Trump administration’s lawsuit against California’s sanctuary state law; U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan on sources saying Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team has informed President Trump’s attorneys that he is not considered a criminal target in the Russia probe; former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on President Trump sending National Guard troops to the southern border.

Fox News Sunday, Sunday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. ET: Guests include U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley, D-N.Y., House Democratic Caucus chairman and

Sylvia M. Burwell, former Health and Human Services secretary.

Legends & Lies: The Civil War, Sunday, 8 p.m. ET: "Robert E. Lee: Choosing Sides" - In this episode, Lee, who once turned down command of Northern forces, becomes the top Confederate general as Ulysses S. Grant scores Union victories in the West.

Life, Liberty & Levin, Sunday, 10 p.m. ET: former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin sits down with Mark Levin for a rare interview.


1862:  The Civil War Battle of Shiloh begins in Tennessee.

1896: The first modern Olympic Games formally opens in Athens, Greece.

2014: Actor Mickey Rooney, 93, dies in North Hollywood.

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