LIVE FROM HANOI, VIETNAM
4:05 PM ET – House Freedom Caucus Member Jim Jordan, one of the stars of yesterday’s House Oversight Committee hearings where Michael Cohen, disgraced attorney, convicted of lying in front of Congress attempted to rewrite history; painting himself as the victim and the savior. Jordan and Meadows were having none of it.
Reps. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) a day after Michael Cohen’s high-profile hearing slammed Democrats for what they say is an effort to impeach President Trump.
The two leaders of the conservative House Freedom Caucus were appearing at the annual Conservative Political Action Committee conference and were scheduled to speak Thursday at an event billed as a discussion on the Green New Deal.
Instead, the two members, who both slammed Cohen’s credibility during Wednesday’s House Oversight Committee hearing, focused on the former personal attorney to Trump.
“This is step one in the Democrats’ crazy efforts to impeach the president of the United States,” said Jordan, Oversight’s ranking member.
“Really what’s happening is they’re trying to lay the foundation for truly impeachment, but it’s not just impeachment, it’s taking way everything that is foundational to who we are,” said Meadows, the Freedom Caucus’s chairman.
4:30 PM ET – Dan Hoffman, FNC Contributor and a member of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board, discusses the President’s decision to walk away from the table with Chairman Kim after two days of meetings and negotiations.
The U.S. and North Korea failed to reach a nuclear deal Thursday during the countries’ second summit together, with President Donald Trump saying regretfully, “sometimes you have to walk.”
According to the president, the negotiations in Hanoi, Vietnam stalled over North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s desire to see the U.S. lift its sanctions on the rogue regime. In exchange, Kim offered to shut down a nuclear facility in Yongbyon but did not address other secret facilities throughout the country.
“It was about the sanctions,” Trump told reporters at a solo press conference. “Basically, they wanted the sanctions lifted in their entirety, and we couldn’t do that. They were willing to de-nuke a large portion of the areas that we wanted, but we couldn’t give up all of the sanctions for that.”
5:05 PM ET – Geraldo Rivera, Fox News Legal Analyst and author of The Geraldo Show, is here to discuss the second NoKo summit, the ongoing back and forth on Capitol Hill about the Border Wall, and the media’s blackout on the summit for peace to focus on a convicted liar testifying before Democrats. Jonathan Gilliam, Former FBI Agent, Federal Air Marshall, and author of Sheep No More, with a sequel coming out this year.
Eight prototypes that have served for more than a year as the embodiment of President Donald Trump’s long-promised border wall were demolished on Wednesday to make room for a segment of new fencing.
“Since the test and evaluation of these prototype models is complete, they have served their purpose and are now being removed,” US Customs and Border Protection spokesman Ralph DeSio told Reuters.
The agency told NBC News on Friday that money has already been allocated for the prototypes to be taken down from their spots just outside San Diego, California, and that another border barrier will be constructed in that area instead.
“There is money already allocated to either take them down or build infrastructure around them. But the decision has been made at the national level to take them down, and the secondary replacement project will take their place,” Border Patrol Agent Theron Francisco told NBC.