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THIS IS "SPECIAL REPORT."♪ ♪>> Bret: GOOD EVENING, I'MBRET BAIER.THIS WAS NOT THE KIND OF HOLIDAYGREETING PRESIDENT TRUMP WASEXPECTING FROM THE HIGHESTRANKING JUDGE IN THE COUNTRY.SUPREME COURT CHIEF JUSTICEJOHN ROBERTS IS DIRECTLYCONTRADICTING THE PRESIDENTTONIGHT ON THE SUBJECT OFJUDICIAL BIAS.IT DID NOT TAKE LONG FOR THEPRESIDENT TO RETURN FIRE.CORRESPONDENT KEVIN CORKE ISOUTSIDE THE MAR-A-LAGO COMPOUNDIN WEST PALM BEACH TONIGHT WHEREREPORTERS SPENT THE DAY WATCHINGTHE PRESIDENT'S TWITTER FEED, AFEAT ACTIVE AGAIN JUST MINUTESAGO.GOOD EVENING.>> YOU ARE RIGHT ON THE MONEY,GOOD EVENING TO YOU.FRANKLY, THIS WAS A RARE REBUKEFROM THE CHIEF JUSTICE BUT ITHINK IT UNDERSCORES A FAIRLYCOMMON FRUSTRATION AMONG JURISTSTHAT POLITICS HAVE ABSOLUTELY NOPLACE IN THE COURT OF LAW.>> THE NINTH CIRCUIT IS REALLYSOMETHING WE HAVE TO TAKE A LOOKAT.BECAUSE IT'S NOT FAIR.>> WHAT BEGAN AS A PRESIDENT'SSHARP CRITIQUE OF THENINTH CIRCUIT YESTERDAY, TODAYCAME TO THE PILLARS OF THESUPREME COURT.BUT CHIEF JUSTICE CHIEF JUSTICEJOHN ROBERTS CHIDING THEPRESIDENT FOR INJECTING POLITICSINTO THE COURT.WE DO NOT HAVE OBAMA JUDGES OR ATRUMP JUDGES, HE WROTE, BUSHJUDGES OR CLINTON JUDGES.WHAT WE HAVE IS AN EXTRAORDINARYGROUP OF DEDICATED JUDGES DOINGTHEIR LEVEL BEST TO DO EQUALRIGHT TO THOSE APPEARING BEFORETHEM.THAT INDEPENDENT JUDICIARY ISSOMETHING WE SHOULD ALL BETHANKFUL FOR.THE PRESIDENT RESPONDED ONTWITTER, SORRY CHIEF JUSTICEJOHN ROBERTS, BUT YOU DO INDEEDHAVE OBAMA JUDGES, AND THEY HAVEA MUCH DIFFERENT POINT OF VIEWTHAN THE PEOPLE WHO ARE CHARGEDWITH THE SAFETY OF OUR COUNTRY.ROBERTS' REBUKE CAME AFTER ANOBAMA APPOINTEE RULED AGAINSTTHE ADMINISTRATION'S PLANS TOIMPOSE NEW RESTRICTIONS ONASYLUM CASES, A MOVE THEPRESIDENT SEEM TO THINK WASPOLITICALLY MOTIVATED, PERHAPSBECAUSE, LIKE RULINGS FROM OBAMAAPPOINTED JUDGES IN HAWAII ANDMICHIGAN, THE PRESIDENT'S LATESTPOLICY PLANS WERE AGAIN HALTED,AT LEAST TEMPORARILY.>> I DON'T KNOW THAT THEFRUSTRATION IS ANYTHING NEW BUTI DO THINK IT IS KIND OFHEIGHTENED.I DO THINK EVERY POLICY RULE ANDREGULATION OR LAW THAT COMES OUTRIGHT NOW JUST IMMEDIATELYCHALLENGED.>> MR. TRUMP HAS BEEN CRITICALOF ROBERTS BEFORE BUT IT IS RARETHAT THE CHIEF JUSTICE ON THEHIGHEST COURT IN THE LAND WOULDRETURN, I'LL, ALBEIT SUBTLY.>> JUSTICE REALLY LET US DOWN.WHAT HE DID WITH OBAMACARE WASDISGRACEFUL.>> THERE WAS NOTHING SUBTLEABOUT THE PRESIDENT'S SUPPORTFOR SAUDI ARABIA TODAY, CALLINGTHE KINGDOM'S LOW OIL PRICES ABIG TAX CUT FOR AMERICA AND THEWORLD.NO MENTION IN THE KINGDOM'S ROLEIN THE MURDER OFJAMAL KHASHOGGI, OR THE PRESSURETO INCREASE ACTION ON THE SAUDIARABIAN MONARCHY.THIS HAS SENATOR LINDSEY GRAHAMWRITING, ONE THING I LEARNEDDURING THE OBAMA YEARS, WHEN YOULOOK THE OTHER WAY CONCERNINGPROBLEMS IN THE MIDDLE EAST, ITRARELY WORKS OUT.WHILE QUESTIONS CONTINUE TOSWIRL ABOUT WHAT EXACTLYHAPPENED TO THE SAUDIJOURNALIST, THE WHITE HOUSEDEALT WITH A DIFFERENT SET OFQUESTIONS OF ITS OWN, DELIVERINGA SET OF RESPONSES TO A SERIESOF QUERIES FROM THE MUELLERTEAM, INCLUDING WHETHER THEPRESIDENT KNEW ABOUT DON JR.'STRUMP TOWER MEETING WITH THERUSSIANS.NO CONFIRMATION YET FROM THEWHITE HOUSE ON THAT REPORT WHICHALSO SUGGESTED THAT THEY MUELLERTEAM ASKED THE PRESIDENT WHO WASTHEN-CANDIDATE TRUMP ABOUTCOMMENTS HE MADE ON THE CAMPAIGNTRAIL ABOUT THE RUSSIANS LOOKINGINTO SECRETARY CLINTON'S MISSING

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< start="7.575" dur="1.634">>> Bret: GOOD EVENING, I'M>

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< start="9.61" dur="2.101">THIS WAS NOT THE KIND OF HOLIDAY>

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< start="16.717" dur="2.268">SUPREME COURT CHIEF JUSTICE>

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< start="27.995" dur="1.167">CORRESPONDENT KEVIN CORKE IS>

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< start="38.239" dur="0.266">AGO.>

< start="38.506" dur="0.432">GOOD EVENING.>

< start="38.939" dur="1.834">>> YOU ARE RIGHT ON THE MONEY,>

< start="40.774" dur="1.434">GOOD EVENING TO YOU.>

< start="42.209" dur="1.467">FRANKLY, THIS WAS A RARE REBUKE>

< start="43.677" dur="1.701">FROM THE CHIEF JUSTICE BUT I>

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< start="49.35" dur="1.767">THAT POLITICS HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO>

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< start="54.588" dur="1.668">>> THE NINTH CIRCUIT IS REALLY>

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< start="58.792" dur="0.6">AT.>

< start="59.393" dur="1.534">BECAUSE IT'S NOT FAIR.>

< start="60.928" dur="2.635">>> WHAT BEGAN AS A PRESIDENT'S>

< start="63.564" dur="0.6">SHARP CRITIQUE OF THE>

< start="64.165" dur="3.435">NINTH CIRCUIT YESTERDAY, TODAY>

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< start="75.209" dur="1.767">WE DO NOT HAVE OBAMA JUDGES OR A>

< start="76.977" dur="2.368">TRUMP JUDGES, HE WROTE, BUSH>

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< start="96.697" dur="0.867">JOHN ROBERTS, BUT YOU DO INDEED>

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< start="127.328" dur="1.467">>> I DON'T KNOW THAT THE>

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< start="132.199" dur="1.401">I DO THINK EVERY POLICY RULE AND>

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< start="139.139" dur="1.301">>> MR. TRUMP HAS BEEN CRITICAL>

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< start="154.555" dur="1.801">>> THERE WAS NOTHING SUBTLE>

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< start="196.63" dur="3.503">OF QUERIES FROM THE MUELLER>

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