- What we know for sure is the FBI report,
did not corroborate any of the allegations
against Judge Kavanaugh.
And the second thing we know for sure
is that there's no way anything we did
would satisfy the Democrats.
- Now that the Senatorshave seen the FBI report,
Judge Brett Kavanaugh'sconfirmation process
is coming to a close.
Welcome to Faith Nation,I'm Jenna Browder.
- And I'm John Jessup.
The FBI investigation focusedon sexual assault allegations
against the judge formore than 30 years ago.
Now with the full Senatepreparing to vote,
all eyes are on a handful of key players
who could make or breakKavanaugh confirmation
to the Supreme Court.
- That's right, the tension'shigh on Capital Hill.
Where the FBI report isguarded in a secure room.
There, each Senatorgets one hour to review.
There is only one copy.
- That's right Jenna.
The White House is confidentthat upon examination
there's no reason to vote,no, on Judge Kennedy,
Ben Kennedy (chuckles), Judge Kavanaugh,
Ben Kennedy reports.
- [Ben] The FBI report digsback more than 30 years
into Judge Kavanaugh's life.
It's during that time in high school,
Dr. Christine Blasey Ford says Kavanaugh
sexually assaulted her.
A claim he denies.
- Though none of theselast minute allegations
have been corroborated.
As is confirmed, bythe seventh and latest,
- [Ben] Dr. Ford's lawyers pushed back
on that conclusion.
Criticizing the FBI forneither investigating
their client nor Kavanaugh.
Releasing a statement, saying,
the FBI investigation were not interested
in seeking the truth."
- It looks to be a product ofan incomplete investigation
that was limited perhapsby the White House.
- Anybody that pushes onthe fact that Dr. Ford
wasn't given ample opportunity
to make her case and state her case,
has been living in a cave.
- [Ben] The decision toconfirm Judge Kavanaugh
comes down to a handful of lawmakers,
Republican SenatorsMurkowski, Collins, and Flake
along with Democratic Senators
Manchin and Heitkamp, whocould vote either way.
- I'm undecided. I'm truly undecided.
- [Ben] Senators that arekind of wavering right now,
what is his message to them.
- It's to vote andconfirm Judge Kavanaugh.
I think it's pretty simple.
- [Bem] President Trump took to Twitter
to defend his nominee saying,
"This is now the 7th timethe FBI has investigated
Judge Kavanaugh. If we made it 100,
it would still not be good enough for the
- Now the full Senatevote to confirm Kavanaugh
may take place as early as Friday.
In the meantime, someSenators are still waiting
their turn, to see the report.
- Well with a lack ofevidence to corroborate
the assault allegations,
a majority of Americans think Kavanaugh
should be confirmed to the Supreme Court.
That's according to aHarvard Caps Harris Poll
from over the weekend.
It shows 60% believeKavanaugh should be confirmed
if the allegations aren't corroborated.
- Abigail Robertson joinsus now from Capital Hill.
Abi, what are Senators saying now
that the FBI investigation is done?
- Well Republicans aresaying that FBI report
shows that none of the allegations
against Judge Kavane,against Judge Kavanaugh
are corroborated, sothey're ready to vote.
While Democrats say that the investigation
didn't go far enough,
so they still have a lot of questions
and are accusing the Republicans
of constraining the FBIin their investigation.
Now here are some video clips
from what both sides are saying.
- The main thing for me isthat you need to go the FBI.
And you need to ask them,
do they feel like they were able
to do their job without interference,
and I think the answer is, yes.
They interviewed over 150people have been interviewed
throughout their courseof Brett Kavanaugh's life.
To those who suggest hehad a problem like this
from prior interviews,
no evidence of that,
that's all manufactured.
The Senators who requestedthe supplemental FBI
background check got what they requested
and I am ready to vote.
- We Democrats, had many fears that
this would be an all too limited process
that would constrain theFBI from getting the facts.
Having received a thoroughbriefing a few minutes ago,
our fears have been realized.
- Now Republican Senatorsjust held a press conference
where they told reporters
that they did not tell the FBI
whom to speak with orwho not to speak with.
That they let them decideand gave them free reign
over who they wanted to talk to.
Now some Democrats havecalled for this report
to be released publicly and
have claimed that Republicans might
be hiding something by not doing so.
But Chairman Chuck Grassley also addressed
this allegation and saidthat Republican Senators
don't actually have thepower to release the report,
but added that the WhiteHouse might be able to.
- Now, Abigail of thoseRepublican Senators
who were still kind of on the fence,
Flake, Collins, and Murkowski,
what are you hearing about them?
How might they vote?
- Well so far, we knowthat at one point today,
the three of them wereactually in the room together
reviewing the document
and that Susan Collins has said,
it appears to be a verythorough investigation
and Senator Flake said,
that there's no corroborationfor Ford's claims
in the FBI report.
Now Flake has gone backto the room more than once
to take a look at this document,
but we don't know for sure yet,
how they, how any of them will vote.
And we're also, we nowknow that Senator Heitkamp
is a no, but we'restill waiting to see how
Senator Joe Manchin might vote.
- Abigail Robertson reportinglive on Capital Hill,
Thank you so much Abi.
- Thank you.
- And we are joined now
by GOP National Spokesperson,Kayleigh Mcenany,
and CBN News PoliticalAnalyst, David Brodey.
Both of you thank you for joining us.
- Thanks for having me.
- Thanks for having us.
- Kayleigh, David this firstquestion is for both of you.
Who are the winners andthe losers in all of this
now that the FBIinvestigation is completed?
And why don't we do ladies first.
Sure, I don't think there are any winners.
This was a very serious,horrific allegation
that was charged.
And we saw a man whosereputation was smeared
before the entirety of the nation.
I don't think there are any winners.
You know if there is awinner, perhaps it's the fact,
that finally, Judge Kavanaughcan have his name cleared,
and can have some sort of personal peace.
If that's ever possible andachievable in his life again.
After having to explainthis to his daughters,
to the nation, and Dr. Ford as well.
What she went through.
That, there are no winners here,
but I'm excited to see Judge Kavanaugh,
hopefully become Justice Kavanaugh.
And at least have that moment of peace.
- Now David, what about you?
- I agree with Kayleigh on the winners.
I can tell you who, who'sone of the losers here,
I mean she looks really, really bad here.
The fact that she held this
and I know that she's talkingabout noble intentions
as to why she held it.
But look, she held it.
And it really looks bad
in the Democrats dirty tactics playbook.
And it clearly hasmotivated GOP enthusiasm.
I mean, I think we're gonnasee that in the polls.
We started to see thatalready in the polls.
And so, look, I, I mean,I think there's no doubt
she's the loser here.
I don't call her a loser.
But she's, a loser in the process.
And you know, maybe the Republicans,
I don't know,
Congressman, can't youdedicate a post office?
They should dedicate a postoffice to Dianne Feinstein
and the mail can bedelivered two months late.
I mean it could be something like that.
- David you eluded to it.
Kayleigh there is new polling that shows
a real enthusiasm among GOP voters,
because of Brett Kavanaugh,what do you make of it?
There's no doubts, youknow, if there's anything
that excites Republican voters,
it's the Supreme Court,
we saw it in 2016.
One in five voters, votedbased on the Supreme Court,
of those, 56% voted for President Trump.
So, it is a motivatingissue for our voters.
But what's interesting here in particular.
We're seeing the 2016 effect play again.
A Pew Poll showed a, a few months ago,
one month ago I should say,
a 12 point gap, Democratsahead of Republicans.
That has narrowed to just two in the wake
of the post-Kavanaugh revelationsand confirmation process.
- You know, if Kavanaugh is confirmed,
Kayleigh is there concern that Republicans
might shrink back a little bit,
might relax, and not turnout at the polls in November?
- I don't think so andthe reason I say that
is, one of the problems,
we were seeing in our polling,
is that our voters werenot seeing the stakes
of the election as clearlyas they saw it in 2016.
After eight years of Obama,
they knew the stakes ofa liberal Presidency,
but they had kind of forgotten and sunk
into a posture of complacency.
And I think that thishas woken up our base
in a very powerful way,
that they will not forget.
They see that the new standardtrying to be put forward,
is guilty until proven innocent.
It's something that I think will stay
with them until November.
- David, let's talk a littlebit about media coverage.
I'm surprised you didn'tlist them in the losers
of all this, this playing out, but-
- There's still time.- There's still time.
Clearly Kavanaugh hasn'tgotten a fair shake
per his supporters by Democrats,
but what's the role that themedia played in all of this?
- Well it's been prettypathetic, I mean quite frankly.
I mean this whole out,this white male outrage,
that they're now on,
you know it's funny,
because the Democrats have talking points,
and all of a sudden, Oh look at that,
it's in The New York Times,
it's in The Washington Post.
It's like a big, you know,cauldron, of liberalism,
all kind of wrapped into one.
It's fascinating to see.
It's like we always hearabout the Gang of 500,
and we hear about the latte sipping crowd,
and the Washington DC,New York Acela Corridor,
it's all on display here.
I mean, it's like, they get together,
and get their talking points together,
and they're ready for the day.
And so I think it's beenextremely frustrating.
Obviously, if you're aconservative for sure,
but I also think there's a disconnect.
You know, this New YorkTimes, above the fold, crowd,
The Washington Post, you know,
the liberal intelligencia of the world,
they all think they'reright and they can't believe
that Donald Trump, youknow, can get elected,
and the deplorables, you know,what are they talking about?
And then, the deplorablesare kind of up here
with Donald Trump,
they understand exactly what he's saying,
they understand exactly what he means.
Even though we mightnot say it as eloquently
as, as he might, as other President's may.
And so, the media never gets it.
There's a total disconnect.
And they've been trying to figure it out
time and time again.
And I'll just say one last thing,
is that, the more the mediagangs up on Donald Trump,
the worse it gets for them,
and the better it gets for Donald Trump.
- Yeah, the more his support grows.
- For sure.
- Kayleigh, do you think Democrats here
have overplayed their hand?
- Oh, there's no denying it.
You know, When you talkedabout Dianne Feinstein,
being the person who lost in this process,
you're exactly right.
And I like to compare how
the two parties handled these things.
The Republican party, I'mvery proud of our party.
We allowed Dr. Ford tohave her day to testify.
We had the FBI investigation.
Let that play out.
Stalled the entire process for two weeks.
And Dianne Feinsteinsat on this allegation
for two months,
conveniently leaking it out
just days before the vote.
And not only that, comingup with excuse after excuse.
There are not enough documents,
the Muellar probe now,
and then finally, using sexual assault
as a pawn essentiallyin this political game.
There's no doubt that Democrats lost,
it's a serious matter,
one that's played manywomen in this country,
and it should not be politicizedor used political purposes.
- Well, I just real quick,to piggyback on that,
The Democrats miscalculated here,
they thought, that in the Me Too Movement,
plus with the Republicanstraditional history
of caving under pressure,
that they would wilt.
They didn't this time, why?
Look, I'm not gonna sayit's about Donald Trump.
But in the Donald Trump era,
he has embowelled in a lot of folks,
and given them a little bit more hutzpah,
as we used to say, growingup in the Jewish faith.
To kind of get out there.
And I believe he's given them cover.
These GOP Senators to a degree.
And plus, Trump is channelingan angry electorate.
And so yo put the angry electorate
with a, with an angry President,
and you're gonna get more backbone
by these Republicans.
I don't think the Democratswere counting on that.
- That's right, and I would also add,
just the evangelicalcommunity in particular,
and the Catholic community,
turned out in overwhelmingnumbers for President Trump.
That was because of the Supreme Court.
That is because Neil Gorsuch,
because they wanted someonein the mold of Neil Gorsuch,
to take that spot.
To take the, Scalia's seat.
And that, those same motivating factors
for those communities, are at play here.
So, if Democrats didn't learn in 2016
what motivates evangelicaland Catholic voters,
is the Supreme Court,
appears, appears theydidn't learn that lesson,
because it's going tomotivate them in 2018.
- Yeah, Kayleigh Mcenany, David Brodey,
thank you very much.
- And joining us now is Carrie Severino.
She's Chief Counsel and Policy Director
at the Judicial Crisis Network.
Carrie, the Judicial Crisis Network,
is a big supporter ofKavanaugh's confirmation.
Now that the investigationis all said and done,
do you think he'll be confirmed?
I mean, you've seen,everyone coming out of this,
reading the FBI background check.
Democrat and Republican agrees,
there's nothing new there.
And that's what we'vebeen saying a long time.
Look, the Senate Judiciary Committee
has already interviewedall the relevant witnesses.
Now, the FBI actually interviewed
a few additional people even,
but there's still noevidence and no corroboration
of any of these allegations.
In fact, several of them have started
to fall apart even more inthe days since they were made.
So, I think, right now it's time to,
stop the delay tactics.
Let's just move on.
We're gonna have a voteprobably on Saturday,
it looks like.
And I'm looking forward toJudge Kavanaugh's confirmation.
- Carrie, do you think the investigation
at all moves the dial onsome of the key Senators?
Especially, the Red-StateSenators who were thinking
maybe this might be anout, not to vote for him,
do you think this willsway them, to vote for him?
- Yeah, I mean, I think it'severyone from the Republicans,
like Flake, or Collins, Murkowski,
to the Red-State Democrats.
I mean, Senators Manchin and Heitkamp,
when you look at, we've donepolling in their states,
and Judge Kavanaugh'soverwhelming popular,
like 58 to 28% want himconfirmed in West Virginia,
or 56 to 26 in North Dakota.
So, having this now, whereyou, anyone who was saying,
yeah, but I wish I knewwhat the FBI would of,
if they would of come up with anything.
Now we know.
There isn't anything newout there to be found.
And these, the witnesses whose spoke
to the Judiciary Committee before,
their stories are the same.
Not surprising, it's thesame penalty of felony
if you lie to either the FBIor the Judiciary Committee.
But, that I think, will givea few of these Senators,
an added measure of comfort andconfidence with the process.
- Well some have said that evenwith the FBI investigation,
seeming to side with Kavanaugh,
he's not the right person for the court
because of the temperament he displayed
in his testimony last week.
Do you believe that histestimony, it was forceful,
but do you believe thatit perhaps, leaves a cloud
over his reputation asan independent jurist?
- No, not at all.
What we saw there wasa man whose entire life
has been upended, his decades long,
respectful reputation of public service,
really is one of the mostwidely respected federal judges
out there across the isles,
was being dragged through the mud,
with allegations, thatas, as we've now seen,
again and again,
are simply uncorroborated.
Totally no evidence there,
so we can, I can understand certainly,
his frustration with that process.
But for anyone who says,
well he was too upset aboutthis particular issue,
but this isn't any issueinvolving himself, of course,
he would be recused from on the bench.
So, I, I know that he's ableto step back as a Judge.
So, obviously he feels very strongly
about, about this topic,
but that's not surprising,
because it deals so, so closely with him.
When it comes to other cases,
he's the kind of personwho's shown for a dozen years
that he knows how to stepaway from the partisan fray.
I wish the Senate Democratscould do the same.
- Carrie Severino, with theJudicial Crisis Network,
thank you so much for being with us.
- Great to be here.
- [John] Well the Vice President
is speaking out against China.
- Vice President Mike Penceis accusing the Chinese
government of orchestratingan aggressive, military
economic and political campaign,
inside the United States.
- That's right Jenna, and their goal,
expanding Chineseinfluence across America.
- CBN's National Security Correspondent,
Erik Rosales has the story.
- Yeah guys, this is avery serious issue here.
Today's speech by the Vice President,
turned into a surprising show of force.
And he played a prosecutor today,
giving example after example,
of Chinese meddling in the US election.
And Pence says, that thateffort pales in comparison
to what China is doingand the American people
need to know it.
- To put it bluntly,
President Trumps leadership is working.
And China, wants a differentAmerican President.
- [Erik] Going beyond themidterms and other efforts,
Vice President Mike Pence accused China
of directly underminingPresident Donald Trump.
After the administration,has talked tough,
and taken action againstspecific Chinese trade,
economic and foreign policies.
- Our intelligence community says
that China is targeting USState and Local governments.
And officials to exploit any divisions
between federal andlocal levels on policy.
It's using wedge issues,
like trade tariffs.
To advance Beijing's political influence.
President Trump signed an Executive Order,
back in September,
authorizing sanctionsagainst Chinese hackers
involved in election interference.
Since then, the Vice President says
China has targeted more than 80%
of the US counties won byTrump in the 2016 election,
and is now trying to turn thosevoters against him in 2020.
- The American people will not be swayed.
And we will continue to stand strong.
For our security and our economy.
Pence also warned American businesses
to be vigilant against Chinese efforts
to leverage access to their markets
Google should immediately end development
of the Drangonfly app that will strengthen
the communist partiescensorship and compromise
the privacy of Chinese customers.
- It is important to notethat while Google maintains
it is not close to launchinga search product in China,
it's been reported that several employees
have resigned over the issue.
Pence said in his speech, stating America,
will not be intimidated,
and we will not stand down.
- Strong words.
- Erik, what is the United States doing
about military intimidation?
- Yeah, that is a very,very big issue there.
It's, the Vice Presidentactually specifically,
also protested Beijing'smilitary construction
in the South China Sea.
As well as the Chineseefforts to intercept
American ships carryingout Naval exercises
in the area.
It was just last week that literally,
a Chinese destroyer almosthit an American destroyer,
came within 45 yards.
- And Erik, can you tellus a little bit more
about what the Vice Presidenthad to say about prayer?
- Yeah, he ended his speechwhen he was talking about,
he wants the American people to pray
for the relationshipbetween the US and China.
He also wants the Americanpeople to also pray,
just for, just for an understandingfor the Chinese people,
so that they can be ableto let their leaders know
that they want peace in the area.
- Alright, Erik Rosales,thank you very much
for your expertise.
Well how Ben Carson played a role
in saving the life of thePresident of America's
largest Christian College.
- Welcome back.
Liberty UniversityPresident, Jerry Falwell Jr.
is revealing how a new typeof surgery saved his life.
- That's right, the rareprocedure helped repair
a hole in his heart.
David Brodey sat down withFalwell and brings us this story.
- [David] It started out asa normal classroom lecture
- I'll come out, we'll dothis, and work on it together.
- [David] Two doctors discussing
a ground breaking procedure,called NobleStitch,
where holes in a patient's heart
can be literally stitched together
using a long suture catheter that enters
through the groin area.
The procedure recentlyapproved by the FDA,
has performed on less than 150 people.
It includes, one very notable patient.
- President Falwell. You wanna join us?
- [David] Falwell's condition made him
a perfect candidate for the surgery.
A migraine sufferer, whohad two small strokes,
with no clear cause.
He mentioned it all to Dr. Ben Carson,
who spoke at Liberty'sMedical School graduation
back in May.
The good doctor, recommendedthe trend setting procedure.
- If Ben Carson hadn't come to speak here,
I never would have found the problem
and he said I was very fortunate,
I hadn't had a major stroke.
- [David] Falwell, and Dr. Jim Thompson,
the only man in America,
who currently does this type of surgery,
sat down with CBN News.
Falwell told about thesupport he received last month
from a high profile friend.
- I called the President, thenight before the procedure,
11:30 at night, he answershis phone (chuckles).
And told him about it.
He called me a weeklater at 11:30 at night,
said Jerry I need you, yougot to take care of yourself,
how'd it go?
And he said, now BenCarson told you about this?
I said, yeah.
He said, well then Iget the credit, right?
I said yes, I said you, this is my reward
for supporting you. (chuckles)
- [David] Falwell was lucky to be alive.
While we're all bornwith a hole in our heart,
most openings eventuallyclose on their own.
For roughly one in four people however,
it never heals completely.
Dr. Thompson calls it apotentially serious condition.
- Anybody who has a strokewith an unidentifiable cause,
who has a hole their heart,
should have their hole closed.
- Dr. Thompson, technically,if nothing was done here,
he's what, at a very high risk for dying
of some sort of major stroke?
- Or, or just as badhaving a massive stroke
and losing the functionof his speech, of sight,
of a side of his body.
- [David] What makes NobleStitch unique
is the absence of metal In your heart.
Some patients get clots fromthe umbrella like structures
or can be allergic to nickel.
It's inventor, Professor Tony Nobles,
came up with a sewingidea, at Disneyland Paris.
- And I came up withthe idea looking at the
Euro version of the Indiana Jones ride.
Where there were two loop de loops.
Ah, there's the suture.
And I saw it and I was,
in my mind, I went, okay that's it.
Invented it. And then,the rest is history.
- What's life been like since the surgery?
- No more migraines.
I was, I was back in the gym a week later.
I'm back to normal.
Not to make it an Oprah situation,
but when you got introducedon stage earlier,
there was a hug there.
I mean, in other words,
this is a man thatreally came to your aid.
- He really did, and he, he and I
are close to the same age,
we like the same kind of music.
- Seventy's rock.
- Seventy's rock, yes.- And I agree with that.
And so we played that when Iwas on the operating table.
I was wide awake.
I could feel the devicecoming up through my chest.
And I asked for a little more sedation.
- Well you like Seventy's rock,but not Stairway to Heaven,
quite yet, right?
- Pink Floyd, CreedenceClear Water Revival.
- [David] Falwell can thank NobleStitch,
for a revival right here on earth.
David Brodey, CBN News,Lynchburg, Virginia.
- What a great story andthat cast of characters,
from Jerry Falwell, Jr. to the President
to Ben Carson.
- To the doctor who discovered this,
is that incredible?
Disneyland, of all places.
- I know. I was just saying,
I was just thinking earlier,
to create this from a ride in Disneyland,
wow, that's just-- That's amazing.
You couldn't make that any better.
- It's amazing.
- Well, that's gonna do itfor tonight's Faith Nation.
- Have a great evening.