FOX NEWS FIRST: Trump to visit border; Outrage over Dems' 'manufactured crisis' rhetoric

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Developing now, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019

TRUMP TO THE BORDER: President Trump is scheduled to visit McAllen, Texas, on Thursday as he decides whether to declare a national emergency to fund the U.S.-Mexico border wall that’s at the center of the ongoing government shutdown ... The president is expected to be joined by his senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner, acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

Trump's visit to comes after he walked out of a White House meeting with congressional leaders Wednesday afternoon as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi again rejected his pitch to fund the border wall.


NIELSEN BLASTS DEMS’ 'MANUFACTURED' RHETORIC: On the eve of her trip to the southern border in Texas with President Trump, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told FOX News' Sean Hannity that it was "offensive" and "disrespectful" for top Democrats to accuse Republicans of exploiting illegal immigration for political gain ... Speaking earlier on Wednesday, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez echoed Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s language, telling “America’s Newsroom" that "this whole border security crisis … it really, I believe, is a manufactured crisis."

Nielsen, who met with congressional leaders Wednesday in the Situation Room with President Trump and has played a central role in talks to end a partial federal government shutdown, called that rhetoric disgraceful on "Hannity."

JUSTICE RETURNING TO JUSTICE DEPARTMENT: What is in store for the Justice Department with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein expected to resign after soon after President Trump's nominee, William Barr, is confirmed as the nation's next attorney general? Badly needed reforms, says FOX News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett in an analysis on ... Jarrett writes: "Under the failed leadership of fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Rosenstein, the department has been operating more like the Department of Injustice in its handling of the out-of-control and ever-expanding Russia probe led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller and overseen by Rosenstein. And that’s only one example of Rosenstein’s misconduct."

NEW, DEADLY SUSPICION HANGS OVER DEM MEGADONOR: Democratic Party megadonor Ed Buck faces new questions this week as Los Angeles County sheriff’s detectives investigate the death of a man at Buck's home - the second in less than two years ... In addition, a third man has come forward and claimed that the well-connected Buck lured him to a sex toy-filled apartment and injected him with crystal methamphetamine during a frightening encounter.

Buck has not been arrested and his attorney says he is cooperating with authorities. Both of the men found dead at his home were black; so is the man who accused him of injecting him with meth.

Buck, 64, has donated tens of thousands of dollars to a slew of liberal causes and candidates over the years, including Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and a who's who of top California politicians. Critics have wondered whether Buck’s wealth and influence caused authorities to slow-walk the investigation into the first death at his home.

BILLIONS ON THE LINE IN BEZOS DIVORCE: Billionaire Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced Wednesday that he and his wife MacKenzie are divorcing after 25 years of marriage, and some observers believe the soon-to-be ex-Mrs. Bezos could become the world's richest woman ... It isn’t clear whether the Bezoses have a prenuptial agreement or any other contract affecting the financial terms of their divorce. However, without an agreement, MacKenzie Bezos would likely be entitled to an equal share of Bezos’ personal fortune of $137.2 billion, Bloomberg reported.

With approximately $69 billion, MacKenzie Bezos would easily surpass the world’s current richest woman, L’Oreal cosmetics heiress Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, who has an estimated net worth of $45.6 billion.


LIBERAL PARROTS IN THE MEDIA - "If Democratic leaders saying it, reporters are saying it, too. No matter what it is. You often hear conservatives complain that our media are liberal. Well that’s giving them far too much credit. What they really are is obedient — like shih tzus begging for a snack." – Tucker Carlson, on "Tucker Carlson Tonight," slamming the mainstream media's coverage of President Trump's Oval Office address on border security. WATCH

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On FOX News:

FOX & Friends, 6 a.m. ET: Special guests include: Steven Camarota, director of research at the Center for Immigration Studies, talks about the media’s take on the border situation; Mattie Duppler, a senior fellow at the National Taxpayers Union, talks about the push for Medicare for all; Judge Andrew Napolitano, FOX News senior judicial analyst, talks about the upcoming departure of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein; John Walters, the former drug czar under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama; Dana Loesch, nationally syndicated radio host, talks about President Trump's trip to the border; Steven Gaut, owner of a Bible unscathed by truck fire.

Your World with Neil Cavuto, 4 p.m. ET: Special guests include: former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer.

The Story With Martha MacCallum, 7 p.m. ET: Byron York, chief political correspondent at the Washington Examiner.

Hannity, 9 p.m. ET: Geraldo Rivera, FOX News correspondent-at-large; Gregg Jarrett, FOX News legal analyst.

FOX News @ Night, 11 p.m. ET: Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick.

On FOX Business:

Mornings with Maria, 6 a.m. ET: Special guests include: Evan Brown, head of macro asset allocation strategy at UBS; U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif.; Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D.; Frances Newton Stacy, director of strategy and market analyst and Optimal Capital.

Varney & Co., 9 a.m. ET: Cheryl Young, senior economist at Trulia; Kristin Bernert, senior vice president of business operations at MSG Sports; Dennis Gartman, CEO, editor and publisher of the Gartman Letter; Geoffrey Yu, head of UK Investment Office at UBS Wealth Management; Dean Pinkert, former U.S. International Trade commissioner.

Cavuto: Coast to Coast, Noon ET: Tom Donohue, U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO and president.

On FOX News Radio:

The FOX News Rundown podcast: The partial government shutdown is in its third week, and hundreds of thousands of federal employees may be missing another paycheck. Nora Brooks, a furloughed customer service representative for the IRS, and personal finance expert Jordan Goodman share some personal and professional insight. The Consumer Electronics Show is in full swing as tech companies from all over the world gather in Las Vegas to showcase their upcoming products. FOX News Headlines 24/7’s Brett Larson talks about some of the most interesting and exciting gadgets. Plus, commentary by Christian Whiton, senior fellow for strategy and public diplomacy at the Center for the National Interest and FOX News contributor.

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The Brian Kilmeade Show, 9 a.m. ET: Guests will include: Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group, on U.S.-China talks and debate over strategies in Syria and Afghanistan; Alex Berenson on his new book, "Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence"; Andrew McCarthy, FOX News contributor, on whether the Mueller probe is near its end; Devon Still on his new book, "Still in the Game: Finding the Faith to Tackle Life’s Biggest Challenges"; Chris Wallace, "FOX News Sunday" anchor, on the latest in the government shutdown.

The Tom Shillue Show, 3 p.m. ET: Comedian Joe Devito and Hitha Herzog, retail analyst at H Squared Research, join Tom Shillue to discuss the top headlines of the day!

Benson & Harf, 6 p.m. ET: U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., on the latest in the government shutdown.

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