As seen on â€œThe 700 Club,â€ Oct 3.: Republicans are fighting back against the attacks against Brett Kavanaugh; Dr. Russell Moore on Why the Devil Hates the Family; Mike Pompeo heads to North Korea this weekend, and more.
- Well, welcome ladies andgentlemen to The 700 Club.
It looks like this incredible drama we've
been witnessing is about to end.
Mitch McConnell says he'sgonna have a vote this week.
They've got something about cloture.
They've gotta have a motion about cloture
a day or so before thevote, but nevertheless,
certainly by Friday, heshould have this thing done.
The FBI has been doing some investigating.
This is like the seventhtime that they worked
on Brett Kavanaugh and itlooks like they will draw
it to a conclusion probably today.
So the Senators will have something
and they're doing everything they can
on the Democratic Partyto move the goal post.
The Hill, they sat on thisallegation for months.
They had it.
They had a letter.
Senator Feinstein had a letter.
She sat on the letter andthe so-called smoking gun
or the revelation for months.
And then suddenly they'rescreaming, you've got to hurry.
You're not giving us enoughtime to do an FBI check.
Well, if you'd give us this thing sooner,
there would have been plentyof time for more extensive FBI.
But the FBI's not gonna reveal anything.
I think what they need to do, frankly,
is to go after the accuser and point
out the inconsistencies to her testimony,
and has she, in fact, been lying.
I think, excuse me, this isa very, very serious thing.
- Yeah, the Republicanresponses come as the FBI
is wrapping up itsinvestigation into allegations
against Kavanaugh and President Trump
is defending him as well.
Dale Hurd has the story.
- As still uncorroboratedallegations of misconduct continue
to swirl around his Supreme Court nominee,
President Trump defended Brett Kavanaugh
by going on the offensiveagainst his accuser.
At a rally in Mississippi last night,
the President attacked the credibility
of Christine Blasey Ford's claims
that she was sexuallyassaulted by Kavanaugh
when they were teenagers.
- How'd you get there?
I don't remember.
Where was the place?
I don't remember.
How many years ago was it?
I don't know (cheering)
I don't know.
- [Dale] Blasey Ford's attorneyreplied with this tweet,
calling President Trump'sremarks "A vicious,
"vile and soulless attack."
But an ex-boyfriend of Ford wrote a letter
to Senate JudiciaryChair, Charles Grassley,
saying he once saw Ford explain in detail
how to prepare to take a polygraph.
But Ford said in last Thursday's hearing,
she'd never talked abouthow to take a polygraph test
with anyone other than her lawyers.
Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell,
responding to a question fromCBN News' Abigail Robertson,
said it was Kavanaugh's life that
is being destroyed by Democrats.
- This has been the most outrageous
as earlier colleagues put it,
search and destroymission to just literally
take out a man's reputation,
to ruin his family situation, threats.
The whole effort is just despicable
by any objective standard.
- The FBI has not interviewedKavanaugh or Ford.
Her lawyers want her to do an interview,
but the FBI reportedlybelieves it can rely
on her lengthy testimony
before the Senate JudiciaryCommittee last Thursday.
And in the Wall Street, SenateJudiciary Committee Member,
Orrin Hatch, pointed out that
the attacks on Kavanaugh have changed.
He wrote, "a notable shifthas occurred in the left's
"anti-Kavanaugh campaign over the weekend.
"Attention has turned away
"from Christine Blasey-Ford'sallegations of sexual assault
"Over and over we hearhim described as angry,
"belligerent or partisan,
"followed by the claim that hisconduct at the hearing shows
that he lacks a judicial temperament.
"You've got to be kidding me.
"Do the people making thisargument really expect a man
"who until five seconds agohad an unblemished reputation
"to sit passively while his reputation
"is viciously and permanently destroyed?"
Or, to put it another way,
some have noted that theallegations against Kavanaugh
have gone from gang rape initially,
to a New York Times storyabout how he threw ice
during a dispute at abar in college in 1985.
McConnell mocked that story,saying "what a bombshell."
Republicans pointed outthat one of the authors
of that Times report hadalready attacked Kavanaugh
on Twitter earlier this year.
Conservatives and othershave been critical
of both the media's coverageof the Kavanaugh case
and the Democrats handling of it,
while Democrats saythey just want the truth
about Kavanaugh's background.
One thing both sides will get,
a vote on Kavanaugh'sconfirmation by this weekend.
Dale Hurd, CBN News.
- It's amazing.
They're playing to aboutthree people, Lisa Murkowski,
who looks like she's gonna vote for him,
Susan Collins, who looks likeshe's gonna vote for him,
and Senator Flake from Arizona,
who has said he's gonna supporthim after this FBI thing,
but this has been themost shocking example.
You see, folks, you've gotto understand the game.
The game is real simple.
The Supreme Court has been thefocus of the left's attempt
to destroy the moralfabric of this nation,
to take away certain ofthe liberties provided
by the Constitution,
to make the Supreme Court a sounding board
for the sociologicaltrends in our country,
and to no longer have the anchor
of the Constitution to rely on.
So what we're looking at now is getting
a Conservative majoritywho think that the text
of the Constitution and
the surrounding debates concerning
it are probative interms of case decisions.
That's what Scalia said andhe was such a terrific guy.
Now, that's what they're fighting about.
We have a malleable courtwhere the Constitution
is whatever the judges say it is,
is whatever they say it is depending
on the sociological trends ofthe time or are we gonna go
to the history of theConstitution, the exact text,
and use that as the standard?
Well, that's what we want and that's what,
at least the majority of thepeople would like to see,
and that's what Brett Kavanaugh means.
It means a rock solid majority
for Constitutional interpretationaccording to the framers.
That's what his vote means.
It means the control of theleft of the Supreme Court
will be taken away.
That's why they're fighting so hard.
It is the most vicious attack,
but it's really not against him.
They were against him before one
of these hearings took place.
They were calling for him to withdraw,
they were calling, thenthey began to call him evil,
and then to use all kinds of slurs.
They were trying to getthis, he was a sex fiend.
Then they didn't succeed inthat, now he's a sloppy drunk.
And then after that he doesn't
have the Judicial temperament.
You can go on and on andon, but the big deal is,
if Mitch McConnell hangstough and he's going to,
he's gotta get this proceduralthing out of the way
having to do with clotureso that they don't
have endless debate andthey can cut off debate,
and that's about one day.
So it looks like by Friday,no later than Saturday,
they will have a vote.
The FBI report will bein detail to them today,
as far as I can tell.
This thing is a circusthat's gotta be over.
But Brett Kavanaugh,
I don't know if he canever get back the joy
he had at being one of themost distinguished jurists
of the United States.
They have smeared him and that smear
will probably last a lifetime.
What a horrible thingto have to go through.
In other news, after that terrible tsunami
and major earthquake last Friday,
Indonesia has been hit withanother natural disaster.
John Jessup has that.
- Pat, as I was saying,
a volcano erupted on that sameisland hit by the tsunami.
The volcano shot ash nearly20,000 feet into the air
which could affect air travel
and that could hinder relief teams getting
into the devastatedarea desperately in need
of food, water, medicineand other supplies.
The death toll from thetsunami has now reached
at least 1,400 people andhundreds more were injured.
President Trump hasoffered help with recovery
and the rebuilding efforts.
Indonesia has multiple volcanoes
and it's located in The Ring of Fire,
an active area forearthquakes and volcanoes.
And Pat, this is somethingthat you've talked about
at length for quite some time.
- At length, and you know, see,
they've got that Pacificplate and it's running
up against the North American plate
and other plates and the whole area,
those tectonic shifts aregoing on all the time.
This is a serious, serious thing.
The thing that is worrisometo Americans is that
there's a Cascadia Ridgeoff the coast of Oregon
which could very possibly bring not only
an underground earthquake, buta tsunami into that region.
The Aleutions, thevarious parts of Alaska,
are in that Ring of Fire.
So we're looking at California,we're looking at Oregon,
we're looking at 'course Chili
and all down South America,
but that's just the world we live in.
But it's almost like the Earth is angry
with the people who are on it.
It's like the Earth itselfis coming against us.
So, it's time to pray.
- Pat, the New York State Department says
it is investigating claimsby The New York Times
that President Trump receivedat least $413 million dollars
from his father over the span of decades.
Much of that, according to the paper,
dubious tax dodgesincluding outright fraud.
The Times reports Trumpand his father, Fred,
avoided gift andinheritance taxes by setting
up a sham corporationand undervaluing assets.
Times says its report is based on more
than 100,000 pages of financial documents.
But a lawyer for thePresident says the allegations
of fraud and tax evasion are 100% false.
Well, Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo,
was set to meet with North Korean leader,
Kim Jong Un, Sunday in Pyongyang,
where he's expected to lay the groundwork
for a second summit betweenKim and President Trump.
The meeting comes as Kim Jong Un accuses
the Trump administrationof demanding too much
while offering too fewconcessions in negotiations
to eliminate nuclear weaponsfrom the Korean Peninsula.
CBN's National SecurityCorrespondent, Erik Rosales,
has the story.
- North Korea continues todemand that the United States
work with North and South Korea
to put an end to the Korean War,
but the US insists beforeany concessions are made,
the North must do more to keep its deal
and work towards complete denuclearization
of the Korean Peninsula.
On Tuesday, North Koreacalled such demands rubbish.
Its state run news agency reported the end
of war declaration can quote,
"Never be a bargaining chip for getting
"the DPRK denuclearized."
And speaking at the United Nations
General Assembly last week,
Kim's Foreign Ministersaid he's not seeing
any cooperation from the US.
- The US insists on thedenuclearization first
and increases the levelof pressure by sanctions
to achieve their purposein a coercive manner
and even objecting thedeclaration of the end of war.
- The things that we wouldhope to see and that we've
been very clear about all alongare a complete declaration
of their program, whattheir capabilities are,
locations of facilities.
- Researcher, Matthew Ha,
with the Foundation forDefense of Democracy says,
despite claims from Kim Jong Un,
that he's demolished his countries only
known nuclear test site,
he can't be trusted.
South Korea's ownintelligence shows North Korea
has up to 60 nuclear bombs.
Ha says the US should also keep an eye
on South Korea's President Moon,
a progressive who wantsinter-Korean reconciliation.
- We just need to controlthe pacing of that
to make sure that the US andSouth Korea are in lock step
because the alliance betweenSeoul and Washington,
the 60 plus year alliancehas been the lynchpin
to the security of the Korean Peninsula.
- Ha calls this a survival game,
which means the US must continueto keep economic sanctions
on North Korea and drain its revenue.
Erik Rosales, CBN News, Washington.
- Thanks, Erik.
Pat, back to you.
- The President sayshe's got a love affair
with the Dictator of North Korea.
- Because of the letters,the love letters. (laughing)
- The love letters back and forth.
I don't know.
I don't think I'd have alove affair with that guy,
but what I think is thePresident's pretty cagey
but I hope he hasn't been seduced by them.
They still have an incredible
machine for suppressing opinion.
The Christians are beingpersecuted all over North Korea.
It is essentially one major gulag.
They're underfed, undernourished and they
are terrified of a police state.
It is one of the most vicious,
if not the most viciousof the entire world,
and this love affairstuff, it just won't fly.
What they mean bydenuclearization is they want
all American forces withdrawn.
They want all of the shipsand the planes and everything
of the United States takenout of the whole area.
But they want to be completely free
of any United States involvement at all
and anything that would threaten them,
any nuclear bombs or any long range bombs
that we have availableor bombers and so forth,
they want them all withdrawn.
That's what they mean by denuclearization.
What we mean is they'llstop getting those missiles
that peril the United States.
But that's not what they mean.
But they made a fewgestures and hopefully this
has some substance to it,
but that country is so terribly weak.
They have a gross domestic product
that is less than Nevada.
They have almost nothing andthe people are suffering.
And if we maintain sanctions on them
and don't give the concessions
then what'll happen is sooner or later
they will have to
they will have to accedeto what the President wants
or else their economy is gonna collapse.
So we need to stay tough with them.
But this love affairstuff, I'm not too keen
about all that.
- I think President Trump likes to be seen
as the President that can tame or befriend
these evil dictators.
And that somehow elevates him.
He likes to be liked.
I think he just wantseverybody to like him.
- But he thinks that if he gets in a room
with somebody, that he will persuade them
because he's so powerful and so,
he thought he had a dealgoing with the head of China.
Now it turned out that's not the case.
I guess he hasn't been seducedmuch by Vladimir Putin.
But nevertheless this Kimthing, they shake hands,
they laugh, they have a good time
and he thinks that's enough.
Well it's not.
- Well Pat, the FBI'sinvestigating a suspicious
envelope addressed to thePresident and intercepted
by the Secret Service.
A day later on Tuesday two letters arrived
at the Pentagon containingthe poison called Ricin.
According to the SecretService the letters sent
to the Pentagon wereaddressed to Defense Secretary
Jim Mattis and Chief of Naval Operations,
Admiral John Richardson.
But they didn't saywhether the letter intended
for the White House contained Ricin
or if it was related to theletters sent to the Pentagon.
Well the Department ofEnergy is announcing awards
of up to 20 million dollarsto find cybersecurity attacks.
The awards will go forresearch and development
of new tools to strengthenthe cybersecurity
of America's energyinfrastructure, including
the electric grid and oil and natural gas.
Energy Secretary, RickPerry, says protecting
US energy systems from cyber threats
is a top national priority.
He also believes the new awards will help
develop new tools need tofight off cyber attacks
while also keeping the lights on.
Pat, I'm sure you thinkthis is long overdue.
- It's long overdue.
I've been talking about our grid
that is so vulnerable andthey still aren't spending
the money that's neededto shore up that grid.
Our power grid, an EMP blast would,
put us in the dark across the nation.
And these cyber attacks, they'redoing everything they can
to frustrate and if youdon't have electric power
folks, it's Katie Bar the Door.
We're talking about millionsdying because of it.
So it's very, very serious.
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