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Shepard Smith Reporting 01/19/18 3PM | January 19, 2018 Breaking News

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IN A HUNG INJURY FEDERAL PROSECUTORS SAY MENENDEZ OFFERED FAVORS FOR A FLORIDA EYE DOCTOR IN EXCHANGE FOR GIFTS

PROSECUTORS SAY ANOTHER TRIAL WOULD BE IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE PUBLIC MORE THAN 15% OF HOME AND BUSINESSES PUERTO RICO ARE STILL WITHOUT POWER FOUR MONTHS AFTER HURRICANE MARIA THE GOOD NEWS IS, MORE HELP IS ON THE WAY DUKE ENERGY JUST SENT AN ADDITIONAL 200 EMPLOYEES TO THE ISLAND 1,500 WORKERS FROM 22 POWER COMPANIES

THE GROUP SAYS IT COULD BE TWO MONTHS BEFORE POWER ISFULLY RESTORED THANKS FOR JOINING US I'M DANA PERINO HERE'S SHEPARD SMITH >> Shepard: IT'S NOON ON THE WEST COAST

3:00 AT THE WHITE HOUSE PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS PUT OFF HIS TRUMP TO FLORIDA AND INVITED THE TOP SENATE DEMOCRAT, CHUCK SCHUMER, TO TALK WITH JUST HOURS TO GO UNTIL A POSSIBLE SHOW DOWN WE'LL LOOK AT WHERE THAT SHOW DOWN STANDS RIGHT NOW WHAT A SHOW DOWN COULD MEAN FOR THE COUNTRY, THE MILITARY, FOR YOUR MONEY LET'S GET TO IT

AND FIRST FROM THE FOX NEWS DECK, PROGRESS MADE, WORK TO DO THAT'S THE MESSAGE FROM CHUCK SCHUMER THE SCENE WAS THIS TWO OLD FRIENDS, TWO NEW YORKERS, ONE, A SENATOR, A DEMOCRAT TURNED REPUBLICAN FROM QUEENS, NOW THE PRESIDENT TOGETHER IN THE WHITE HOUSE TRYING TO KEEP THE GOVERNMENT FROM SHUTTING DOWN THE TRUMP-SCHUMER SIT-DOWN IS OFFICIALLY OVER AND WE JUST GOT A BRIEF STATEMENT FROM THE SENATOR

>> WE HAD A LONG AND DETAILED MEETING WE DISCUSSED ALL OF THE MAJOR OUTSTANDING ISSUES WE MADE SOME PROGRESS WE STILL HAVE A GOOD NUMBER OF PROBLEMS DISCUSSIONS WILL CONTINUE

>> THAT'S IT DISCUSSIONS CONTINUE SO FAR WE'RE TOLD THE PRESIDENT INVITED LEADER SCHUMER AFTER A SEASON SENATE SOURCE TOLD FOX NEWS EXPECT A SHUT DOWN IF LAWMAKERS FIGHT OVER THE BUDGET AND IMMIGRATION OVER DREAMERS AND DACA, THERE SEEMS TO BE ONE AREA IN WHICH THERE IS ABSOLUTE AGREEMENT BOTH THE DEMOCRATS AND THE REPUBLICANS SAY THE OTHER PARTY IS TO BLAME

A GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN WOULD AFFECT MILLIONS OF AMERICANS WE'LL HAVE COVERAGE THROUGHOUT THIS NEWS HOUR ON THE IMPACT ON THE MILITARY, RETIREMENT, SAVINGS AND MORE AS NEGOTIATIONS CONTINUE, ACCORDING TO CHUCK SCHUMER, HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF YOUNG IMMIGRANTS ARE WAITING TO FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENS TO THEM OF COURSE, THEY'RE THE DREAMERS WHOSE PARENTS BROUGHT THEM TO THE UNITED STATES WITHOUT DOCUMENTS LAST NIGHT, THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PASSED A SHORT-TERM FIX TO PREVENT A SHUT DOWN

THE PROBLEM FOR DEMOCRATS IS IT DOES NOT PROTECT THE DREAMERS PASSAGE IN THE SENATE LOOKS IMPOSSIBLE REPUBLICANS NEED SOME DEMOCRAT SUPPORT, NO DOUBT MITCH McCONNELL THOUGHT HE HAD IT FROM TEN OR SO REPUBLICAN SENATORS FROM RED STATES UP FOR RE-ELECTION THIS YEAR HE THOUGHT HE WOULD GET THEIR VOTES

TURNS OUT, HE DOES NOT THEY'RE ALL VOTING TOGETHER AGAINST THIS BILL BUT THE TRUTH IS, REPUBLICANS CAN'T EVEN COUNT ON THEIR OWN AT LEAST THREE GOP SENATORS SAY THEY'RE AGAINST THE HOUSE BILL, TOO TODAY THE PRESIDENT TWEETED GOVERNMENT FUNDING BILL PASSED LAST NIGHT IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

NOW DEMOCRATS ARE NEEDED IF IT IS TO PASS IN THE SENATE BUT THEY WANT ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION AND WEAK BORDERS SHUT DOWN COMING? WE NEED MORE REPUBLICAN VICTORIES IN 2018 FACT CHECK DEMOCRATS SAY THEY DO NOT WANT ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION AND THEY DO NOT WANT WEAK BORDERS

STILL, AS REPUBLICANS BLAME DEMOCRATS AND DEMOCRATS BLAME REPUBLICANS, WHO SHOULD STEP UP TO LEAD? LET'S TURN BACK THE CLOCK TO DONALD TRUMP THE YEAR WAS 2013 THE GOVERNMENT WAS SHUT DOWN SO WHO GETS THE BLAME? >> WELL, IF YOU SAY WHO GETS FIRED, IT ALWAYS HAS TO BE THE TOP PROBLEMS START FROM THE TOP AND THEY HAVE TO GET SOLVED FROM THE TOP

THE PRESIDENT IS THE LEADER AND HE HAS TO GET EVERYBODY IN A ROOM AND HE HAS TO LEAD >> SIMPLE, RIGHT? TODAY HE DID JUST THAT AT LEAST HE INVITED TO THE WHITE HOUSE THE DEMOCRAT LEADER FROM THE SENATE IN AN ATTEMPT TO WORK SOMETHING OUT HIS DEMOCRATIC COLLEAGUES SAY HE SOUGHT A MEASURE TO GET THROUGH THE WEEKEND GIVE US A FEW MORE DAYS TO GET THE BIG ISSUES RESOLVED ONCE AND FOR ALL

A CONTINUING RESOLUTION TO LAST A FEW DAYS MAYBE TILL TUESDAY OR WEDNESDAY THAT'S POSSIBLE BUT A KICK-THE-CAN DOWN THE ROAD MEASURE LIKE PASSED THE HOUSE LAST NIGHT THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF NEXT MONTH, THAT SEEMS OFF THE TABLE HERE'S WHAT THE NUMBER 2 DEMOCRAT IN THE SENATE, DICK DURBIN OF ILLINOIS, SAY ABOUT THAT

>> THE REPUBLICAN MAJORITY HAS FAILED IN 119 DAYS TO PRODUCE A BUDGET FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA >> Shepard: SO FOR THE MOMENT, SHUTDOWN LOOMS THE TRUMP-SCHUMER SIT DOWN HAS ENDED PROGRESS MADE, WORK TO DO THE SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER, MITCH McCONNELL, WAS NOT THERE, BUT HE WAS BEING UPDATED ON WHAT HAPPENED, HE SAID

STILL THE FACT REMAINS REPUBLICANS ARE NOT UNITED ON ANY FIX AND THEY'VE SAID OPENLY THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT THE PRESIDENT WOULD SIGN EVEN IF THEY COULD REACH AN AGREEMENT ON SOMETHING LOOKING FOR LEADERSHIP AND WAITING TO LEARN WHETHER THE TRUMP-SCHUMER SIT DOWN DELIVERED A BEGINNING WE HAVE TEAM FOX COVERAGE MIKE EMANUEL IS ON THE HILL

FIRST, TO JOHN ROBERTS WHO IS LIVE ON THE NORTH LAWN WHAT WILL HE SIGN DO WE KNOW YET? >> YEAH, WE KNOW EXACTLY WHAT HE WILL SIGN BUT APPARENTLY THE DEMOCRATS ARE NOT CLEAR ON WHAT THE PRESIDENT WILL SIGN CHUCK SCHUMER IN A STATEMENT SAYING DIFFERENCES REMAIN THAT'S KIND OF TROUBLING

THERE'S NOT A LOT OF TIME TO WORK OUT DIFFERENCES BEFORE THE GOVERNMENT SHUTS DOWN MORE GRANULARITY ON THE MEETING SCHUMER WALKING UP WEST EXECUTIVE DRIVE HERE AFTER COMING OUT OF THE OVAL OFFICE SCHUMER WAS THERE ALONG WITH THE PRESIDENT, JOHN KELLY AND SCHUMER'S CHIEF OF STAFF FOUR OF THEM IN THE ROOM

THEY REALLY TRY TO GET DOWN TO BRASS TACKS THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS IT WAS A PRODUCTIVE MEETING, BUT NO DEAL REACHED JUST BEFORE SCHUMER CAME OVER, NANCY PELOSI SAID THERE'S UNCERTAINTY AMONG THE DEMOCRATS IN THE SENATE AS TO WHAT EXACTLY THE PRESIDENT WILL SIGN LISTEN TO WHAT SHE SAID >> WE HAVE TO KNOW WHAT THE PRESIDENT WILL SIGN

HOPEFULLY MR SCHUMER WILL FIND OUT WHAT THE PRESIDENT WILL SIGN RIGHT NOW OUR POSITION IS THAT WE WANT THE DREAM ACT AND WE'RE WILLING TO — WE KNOW OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO SECURE OUR BORDERS NORTH AND SOUTH AND THAT'S WHERE OUR CONVERSATION IS SO THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH TO BE CONTINUED

WE MAY BE SEEING EACH OTHER FURTHER TODAY ONE THING I HAVE TO SAY IS I'M SO GLAD CHUCK SCHUMER IS THE ONE OVER THERE >> I'M SO GLAD IT WAS CHUCK SCHUMER OVER HERE AT THE WHITE HOUSE TODAY SHE SAID WE WANT THE DREAM ACT WHITE HOUSE STAFF DIRECTOR, MICK MULVANEY, HELD A PRESS BRIEFING AND SAID THERE'S NOTHING ON DACA TO VOTE ON

NOTHING TO ATTACH TO THE CONTINUING RESOLUTION THAT'S A MOOT POINT THEY SAID IT'S CLEAR WHAT THE PRESIDENT WILL SIGN THE PRESIDENT WILL SIGN THE CONTINUING RESOLUTION THAT WAS VOTED OUT OF THE HOUSE YESTERDAY MICK MULVANEY MAKING THE POINT THERE'S NOTHING IN THE CONTINUING RESOLUTION THAT THE DEMOCRATS OPPOSE

THEY JUST WANT TO ADD MORE TO IT THE DEMOCRATS ARE DOING THE SAME THING THEY COMPLAIN THE REPUBLICANS DID IN 2013 LISTEN HERE >> WHEN REPUBLICANS TRY TO ADD A DISCUSSION OF OBAMACARE TO THE FUNDING PROCESS OF 2013, WE WERE ACCUSED OF NANCY PELOSI AND CHUCK SCHUMER OF INSERTING IT INTO THE PROCESS HOW IS THAT NOT EXACTLY WHAT IS HAPPENING TODAY? THERE'S NO REAL YOU HAVE TO DEAL WITH DACA THIS WEEK

THERE'S NO REASON TO DEAL WITH IT BEFORE THE MIDDLE OF FEBRUARY DACA DOESN'T EXPIRE UNTIL MARCH 5 THIS IS PURELY AN ATTEMPT BY THE DEMOCRATS TO GET A SHUT-DOWN THAT THEY THINK THIS PRESIDENT WILL GET BLAMED FOR >> YOU HEARD THE WORDS, THE SCHUMER SHUT-DOWN THE REPUBLICANS ARE TRYING TO LAY THE GROUND WORK FOR THE DEMOCRATS TO GET BLAMED FOR THE SHUT-DOWN IF INDEED ONE OCCURS

THE LAST TIME THERE WAS A SHUT-DOWN IN 2013, THE DEMOCRATS WERE FAST AISLE AT GETTING THE REPUBLICANS TO TAKE THE BLAME FOR IT BUT ALL OF THIS IS REALLY WHAT WE'RE SEEING RIGHT NOW IS POSTURING TRYING TO SAY YOU'RE GOING TO GET THE BLAME FOR THIS TRY TO EMBARRASS EACH OTHER TO MOVING I ASKED MARK SHORT THE LEGISLATIVE DIRECTOR FROM A PRACTICAL STANDPOINT, WHAT CAN THEY DO BEFORE MIDNIGHT TO TRY TO AVERT THE SHUT DOWN WHAT IS HIS ANSWER? >> I DON'T THINK IT'S CLEAR WHAT THE DEMOCRATS ARE ASKING FOR

I ACCEPT THEY WANT A SOLUTION TO DACA BUT THERE'S NOT A BILL THAT THEY'RE ASKING REPUBLICANS TO BRING UP SO I BELIEVE THAT THEY BELIEVE FOR POLITICAL REASONS IT'S BETTER TO FORCE THE SHUTDOWN THE PRESIDENT IS CONTINUING TO REACH OUT TO THEM HE WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO THROUGHOUT THE DAY WE THINK THAT GIVING THE CHILDRENS HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM, SOMETHING THE DEMOCRATS HAVE ASKED FOR IS SOMETHING THAT WOULD ATTRACT VOTES

IT DOESN'T APPEAR TO BE THE CASE >> MERCEDES SCHLAPP WAS ON A SHORT TIME AGO HE SAID IT'S IMPORTANT FOR DEMOCRATS TO FEEL THE HEAT OVER THIS THE PRESIDENT IS NOT GOING TO MOVE ON THIS, SHEP HE'S NOT GOING TO CUT A DACA DEAL BEHIND THE BACKS OF MITCH McCONNELL AND PAUL RYAN WITH CHUCK SCHUMER THE A WAY HE APPEARED TO WEEKS BEFORE

IT LOOKS LIKE THE DEMOCRATS DON'T WANT TO MOVE THEY STILL WANT A NONEXISTENT PIECE OF LEGISLATION ON DACA ATTACHED TO THE CONTINUING RESOLUTION THEY'RE STILL AT AN IMPASS >> Shepard: CLOUDY AND 73 IN THE PALM BEACHES TOMORROW THAT'S THE FORECAST

>> YEAH WE DON'T KNOW IN THE PRESIDENT WILL GO OR NOT WE DO KNOW HE'S NOT GOING TODAY A BIG FUND-RAISING PARTY SCHEDULES AT MAR-A-LARGO $100,000 A COUPLE PUT ON BY STEVE WYNN AND RONNA McDANIELS

IT HINGES ON WHAT HAPPENS TODAY, SHEP >> Shepard: THANKS, JOHN LET'S GET TO MIKE EMANUEL WHO IS LIVE IN THE ROTUNDA OVER THERE ON CAPITOL HILL THERE WAS SOME DACA LEGISLATION THEY SAY THERE'S NOTHING THERE FOR THESE DREAMERS

BUT THERE WAS A FEW DAYS AGO WHEN DURBIN AND GRAHAM HAD A DEAL THE PRESIDENT SAID TO SAY HE WAS OKAY WITH BEFORE THE WORD CAME UP AND ALL THE BACK-PEDALLING >> REPUBLICAN LEADERS DIDN'T LIKE THE FACT THAT DICK DURBIN WENT AROUND JOHN CORNYN, THE NUMBER 2 REPUBLICAN ON CAPITOL HILL SO THEY'RE GOING BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD AND HOPING THAT BIPARTISAN HOUSE AND SENATE TALKS WITH DURBIN, CORBIN, McCARTHY AND HOYER THAT MAY PRODUCE A RESULT MEANWHILE, HERE WE ARE STARING AT A GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN I'VE TALKED TO PLENTY OF SENATORS FROM BOTH PARTIES THAT SEEM TO BE LOOKING FOR A WAY OUT

MITCH McCONNELL SAYS THERE IS A WAY OUT, WHICH WOULD KEEP THE GOVERNMENT OPEN FOUR MORE WEEKS >> WE ALREADY HAVE A BILL THAT WE KNOW CAN PASS THE HOUSE BECAUSE IT DID WE HAVE A BILL THAT WE KNOW THE PRESIDENT WILL SIGN INTO LAW BECAUSE HE'S ALREADY COMMITTED TO DO JUST THAT >> AND SO MANY NORMALLY MILD-MANNERED LAWMAKERS ARE SOUNDING FIRED UP AT THIS CRITICAL TIME >> THIS IS THE GREATEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD

WE HAVE SOME REALLY STUPID PEOPLE REPRESENTING IT FROM TIME TO TIME WITH THAT, I PROBABLY HAVE GONE TOO FAR SAYING THAT, BUT IT'S TRUE IT'S DISAPPOINTING TO ME >> EMOTIONS ARE RUNNING HIGH WITH A LOT OF LAWMAKERS FEELING LIKE A GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN WOULD BE A SELF-INFLICTED WOUND, SHEP >> Shepard: ARE THERE ANY DEMOCRATS CONCERNED — THEY SAID THAT THEY HAVE A NICE EASY RIDE TO THE MID-TERMS COMING UP

ARE THEY CONCERNED THIS COULD GET IN THE WAY OF THAT? THAT THEY COULD GET THE BLAME? >> ABSOLUTELY THERE'S SOME WORRIED BECAUSE THEY'RE UP FOR RE-ELECTION IN STATES PRESIDENT TRUMP WON THEY'RE WORRIED ABOUT THE NUMBERS COMING OUT SAYING HOW MANY CHILDREN WON'T GET THEIR HEALTH INSURANCE IF THIS DEAL DOESN'T GO THROUGH AT THIS TIME SO IT'S ALREADY BEING WEAPONIZED, IF YOU WILL, TO A CERTAIN DEGREE SOME DEMOCRATS I'VE TALKED TO TODAY SOUNDED HOPEFUL THAT THE PRESIDENT AND LEADER SCHUMER MIGHT MAKE MORE PROGRESS

A MEMBER OF THE BUDGET COMMITTEE SAID A FOURTH CONTINUING RESOLUTION WOULD BE A DISASTER >> YES, WE SHOULD EXTEND THE CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM WE NEED TO DO THAT BUT WE ALSO NEED TO DO OUR JOB, WHICH WE SHOULD HAVE DONE IN OCTOBER 1, THE FIRST DAY OF THIS FISCAL YEAR, AND ACTUALLY ADOPTED A BIPARTISAN BUDGET FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA >> DEMOCRATS HAVE FIRED UP BY THEIR BASE THAT WANT AN IMMIGRATION DEAL NOW

>> DEMOCRATS ARE DETERMINED TO DEFY US WE DON'T WANT THE GOVERNMENT TO SHUT DOWN AND WE FEEL THEY HAVE TO WORK WITH US TO MAKE SURE THAT DOESN'T HAPPEN WE NEED PAUL RYAN AND COMPANY TO BE MORE FORTH COMING IN THE BIPARTISAN ROLE >> THE HOUSE PASSED THEIR BILL TO KEEP THE LIGHTS ON LAST NIGHT >> Shepard: MIKE, THANKS

WHICH SIDE WOULD THE VOTERS BLAME SHOULD THERE BE NO DEAL? SHOULD THE GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN? "FOX NEWS SUNDAY" ANCHOR CHRIS WALLACE WITH THE FALLOUT AND WE'RE WAITING FOR NEW DEVELOPMENTS REMEMBER, SENATOR SCHUMER SAID AFTER HIS SIT-DOWN WITH THE PRESIDENTS THAT NEGOTIATIONS ARE UNDERWAY WE'RE FANNED OUT TO BRING YOU THE NEWS AS IT BREAKS STAY WITH US >> Shepard: MORE NOW ON A POSSIBLE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN JUST HOURS AWAY

THE SENATE MINORITY LEADER, CHUCK SCHUMER, MET WITH THE PRESIDENT THIS AFTERNOON AT THE WHITE HOUSE LEADER SCHUMER SAYS THEY DID MAKE PROGRESS, BUT STILL HAVE "DISAGREEMENTS" AND THAT DISCUSSIONS CONTINUE IT'S NOT JUST THE DEMOCRATS EITHER SOME SENATE REPUBLICANS ARE THREATENING TO VOTE AGAINST THE STOP-GAP SPENDING BILL THREE U

S SENATORS THAT ARE REPUBLICANS HAVE SAID THEY WILL VOTE AGAINST IT AT LEAST IF IT'S PASSED IN THE HOUSE LET'S TURN TO CHRIS WALLACE LIVE ON THE HILL IS THERE A COMPROMISE HERE? IS THERE A POSSIBLE COMPROMISE? >> POSSIBLE

POSSIBLE COMPROMISE I THINK EVERYBODY IN WASHINGTON WAS LISTENING VERY CLOSELY TO WHAT CHUCK SCHUMER SAID ONE, HE SAID PROGRESS WAS MADE IN HIS TALKS WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP AND TWO, THAT DISCUSSIONS CONTINUE TO ME, WHAT THAT SAYS IS THAT THIS IS GOING TO GO ON TILL LATE THIS EVENING AND NOT NOW, NOT 8:00, 9:00, PROBABLY 11:00 PM

THEY'RE GOING TO DECIDE IS THERE ENOUGH PROGRESS THAT THEY SHOULD AVOID A SHUTDOWN, HAVE A CONTINUING RESOLUTION NOT FOR FOUR WEEKS, BUT FOR MAYBE FOUR DAYS YOU KNOW, CONTINUE THESE CONVERSATIONS SAY IF THEY CAN ARRIVE AT A DEAL IF THEY THINK THERE'S A POTENTIAL WAY OUT OF THIS, THEN THEY WILL KEEP THE GOVERNMENT OPEN IF THEY DON'T, THEN THEY'LL SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT

DACA, IN O DREAMERS, GET SOMETHING TOGETHER ON THAT AND GET SOMETHING SEPARATE ON THE CHILD HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM, SOMETHING THAT THEY COULD HAVE DONE SEPARATELY FROM THIS AND GET A BUDGET DEAL WITH THOSE TWO MATTERS ON THE SIDE SOME REAL NEGOTIATING AND REAL GOVERNING THAT'S MY UNDERSTANDING >> WELL, YEAH BUT THE REPUBLICANS AT THIS POINT — AGAIN, IT DEPENDS HOW THE NEGOTIATIONS GO, THE REPUBLICANS HAVE REJECTED A FOUR OR FIVE-DAY C

R ONLY IF THERE'S A SENSE THAT THEY'RE MAKING PROGRESS AND THEY CAN GET A DEAL WILL THEY KICK THE CAN DOWN THE ROAD TO NEXT WEEK THAT'S ALL IT WILL BE AS YOU SAY, TIME TO DO SOME LEGISLATING AND TIME TO WRITE A DACA BILL THERE ISN'T A BILL AS IT EXISTS

THERE WAS A POTENTIAL DEAL BUT NOT A BILL BUT IF THEY DON'T SEE THAT BY 11:00, 12:00 AM, THEY'LL SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT >> Shepard: THERE'S PERIL IN THIS POLITICALLY, CHRIS AS YOU KNOW

I'VE READ IN "THE WASHINGTON POST" THIS NEW POLL THAT SHOWS AMERICANS BLAME DEMOCRATS 48% AND REPUBLICANS 28% ON THIS USUALLY IF YOU'RE THE PARTY IN POWER, ESPECIALLY ALL OVER TOWN, YOU GET THE BLAME USUALLY >> IT'S VERY COMPLICATED WHEN THEY SAY WHO WOULD YOU BLAME FOR A SHUT DOWN, MOST PEOPLE BLAME THE REPUBLICANS WHEN THEY SAY WHO WOULD YOU BLAME NOR A SHUT TO MAKE A DEAL ON DACA TO PROTECT THE DREAMERS, PEOPLE BLAME THE DEMOCRATS

THAT'S PART OF THE PROBLEM HERE USUALLY IT'S CLEAR WHICH SIDE IS GOING TO GET THE BLAME SO THEREFORE THEY'RE THE ONES THAT ARE MORE LIKELY TO BLINK I THINK REPUBLICANS THINK THAT THEY CAN MAKE THIS THE SCHUMER SHUTDOWN IT'S SPINNING LIKE CRAZY ALREADY ON CAPITOL HILL AND AT THE WHITE HOUSE TODAY YOU HEARD THAT IN JOHN ROBERTS REPORT

CONVERSELY A LOT OF DEMOCRATS SAY IF WE DON'T GET A DACA NOW, WE'LL NEVER GET IT WE HAVE TO USE THE LEVERAGE NOW THERE'S SPLITS IN THE PARTIES ON THE DEMOCRATIC SIDE, YOU HAVE THE 2018 DEMOCRATS, THOSE RUNNING FOR RE-ELECTIONS THOSE THAT WON IN STATES THAT TRUMP WITHIN

YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT MISSOURI AND WEST VIRGINIA, MONTANA THEY DON'T WANT TO GO TO THE VOTERS AND SAY WE SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT TO PROTECT THE DREAMERS ON THE OTHER HAND, THE 2020 DEMOCRATS, A HALF DOZEN IN THE SENATE THAT LOOK IN THE MIRROR AND SEE A POTENTIAL PRESIDENT AND THEY WANT TO KEEP FAITH AND GET SUPPORT FROM THE LEFT WING OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY THEY'RE HAPPY TO SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT OVER THIS BECAUSE THEY THINK IT WILL GET THEM THE SUPPORT OF NOT ONLY LIBERALS BUT ALSO OF THE PRO IMMIGRATION, PRO DREAMERS GROUP >> Shepard: WHO WILL BLINK? WE'LL KNOW BY MIDNIGHT

WE'LL WATCH FOR YOU THIS SUNDAY CHRIS, WE'LL TALK WITH THE WHITE HOUSE BUDGET DIRECTOR, MICK MULVANEY THAT'S THIS SUNDAY ON "FOX NEWS SUNDAY" CHECK YOUR LOCAL TIME AND LISTINGS MORE AHEAD ON THE POSSIBLE SHUTDOWN I'LL SPEAK WITH THE "WALL STREET JOURNAL"'S JOHN BUSSEY AND WHO AND WHAT TO WATCH AS WE DRAW CLOSE TO THE DEADLINE

WHICH PLAYERS WILL SIGNAL TO US WH >> Shepard: THINK ABOUT WHAT WE'VE WITNESSED REMEMBER, THEY HAD A DEAL THE PRESIDENT HAD SAID IN A MEETING WITH THE MICS ON, SURE, GET A DEAL I'LL TAKE THE HEAT FOR YOU LET'S GET THIS DONE

AND THEY DID THEY GOT A DEAL AND SENATOR GRAHAM GOT IN THERE AND SENATOR DURBIN GOT IN THERE THEY GOT THE THING THE PRESIDENT SAID COME ON TO THE WHITE HOUSE

TELL ME ABOUT IT LET'S GET IT DONE THEY WENT TO THE WHITE HOUSE WHO WAS THERE? A BUNCH OF HARDLINERS AND IT DIDN'T HAPPEN NOW REPUBLICANS ARE GOING, WHAT WILL YOU SIGN? WHAT WILL YOU DO? SO GIVE US A HINT

INVITED CHUCK SCHUMER TO THE WHITE HOUSE NOT FOR THE FIRST TIME GUESS WHO IS HERE? JOHN BUSSEY IS HERE FROM THE "WALL STREET JOURNAL" THE ASSOCIATE EDITOR A CORPORATION WITH WHICH WE SHARE COMMON OWNERSHIP

CHUCK SCHUMER, COME OVER, LET'S HAVE A SIT-DOWN >> CHUCK SCHUMER, CHUCK SCHUMER'S CHIEF OF STAFF AND JOHN KELLY THE ONLY ONES IN A WHITE HOUSE >> Shepard: IN THE ROOM AT LEAST >> IN THE ROOM WITH THE PRESIDENT IN ACCOUNTING THERE'S A THING CALLED LYFO, A COST FLOW ACCOUNTING IN

LAST IN, FIRST OUT THIS IS WHAT THE REPUBLICANS IN THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE ARE WORRIED ABOUT THE LAST WORD IN TO TALK TO THE PRESIDENT WILL BE THE FIRST DECISION BY THE PRESIDENT MADE LAST PERSON THAT WILL HAVE INFLUENCE WITH THE PRESIDENT NOW DECIDES SO THE REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP IS SAYING, NOW WHAT? IS THERE GOING TO BE A SCHUMER-TRUMP AGREEMENT AS A RESULT OF THIS CONVERSATION AND PERHAPS ADDITIONAL ONES BEFORE MIDNIGHT TONIGHT SIMILAR TO WHAT HAPPENED IN SEPTEMBER WHEN THE PRESIDENT DECIDED TO REACH AN AGREEMENT WITH THE DEMOCRATS OVER THE DEBT CEILING

MUCH TO THE CHAGRIN OF REPUBLICANS SO WHEN YOU ASK WHO IS IT THAT WE SHOULD BE WATCHING FOR, WHICH DIRECTION THIS IS GOING TO GO, IT'S DONALD TRUMP WHERE HE DECIDES TO TAKE IT, THE LEADERSHIP IN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY WILL LIKELY FALL INTO PLACE AS MANY DISAGREEMENTS AS THERE ARE THE DEMOCRATS ARE GOING TO AGREE OR DISAGREE AND YOU'LL HAVE A SHUT DOWN OR NOT >> Shepard: IS THIS FOUR OR FIVE-DAY EXTENSION — LIKE THEY DON'T WANT A MONTH

THE DEMOCRATS HAVE SAID NO WAY THINGS ARE HOT FOR THE DEMOCRATS THEY HAVE THEM WHERE THEY WANT THEM >> IT'S THE FOURTH CONTINUING RESOLUTION WE DON'T HAVE A BUDGET NATIONALLY

IT WOULD BE THE FOURTH ONE IF THEY WERE TO DO A MONTH-LONG NO MATTER WHAT IT IS EVEN IF IT'S A FEW DAYS, IT WILL BE THE FOURTH THE DEMOCRATS WANT FEET TO THE FIRE THEY WANT A RESOLUTION ON DACA

THEY WANT TO SHOW A LEVEL OF DYSFUNCTION WITH REPUBLICANS CONTROLLING THE HOUSE, THE SENATE AND THE WHITE HOUSE ON NOT HAVING A BUDGET AND NOT HAVING AN AGREEMENT THEY RUN THE RISK OF HAVING THIS BLAMED ON THEM MICK MULVANEY IS CALLING AT THIS TIME SCHUMER SHUT-DOWN WHETHER OR NOT THAT I'LL LITERATION WILL CATCH FIRE, I DON'T KNOW THINK SO BOTH SIDES WILL BE BLAMING EACH OTHER FOR THIS

>> Shepard: IF YOU GET A FOUR OR FIVE DAY EXTENSION, THAT TAKES US TO TUESDAY OR WEDNESDAY OF NEXT WEEK WHAT HAPPENS? >> THAT MESSES UP THE PARTY IN MAR-A-LARGO, DOESN'T IT? CELEBRATING THE PRESIDENT'S FIRST YEAR THAT MESSES UP THE WHITE HOUSE'S EXTENSION TO THE FAMILY OF GLOBALIZATION AND BRINGING THE MESSAGE OF THE UNITED STATES OUT TO THE WORLD AT DABOS AS MANY PLANNED TO GO THEY CAN'T BE IN THE SKI RESORTS OF SWITZERLAND WITH A SHUT DOWN HAPPENING AT HOME THERE'S A LOT OF INCENTIVE, PRIMARILY POLICY AND POLITICS, TO GET THIS DONE OVER THE WEEKEND

DOESN'T SEEM TO BE ANY CLOSER >> Shepard: IF YOU'RE THE LEADERSHIP, ESPECIALLY IN THE SENATE FOR THE REPUBLICANS, ARE YOU LISTENING TO CHUCK SCHUMER TO SEE IF THERE'S SOMETHING THAT WE KUM BA YA ON? >> THE SPLITS IN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY ARE SEVERE IT WAS LINDSEY GRAHAM THAT BROUGHT OUT, THERE WAS AN AGREEMENT AND AN UNDERSTANDING ON THE BUDGET AND ON DACA EARLIER IN THE WEEK THAT THE PRESIDENT REJECTED AT THE END OF LAST WEEK AND DEMOCRATS >> Shepard: JOHN BUSSEY, THANK YOU

SOMETHING BY MIDNIGHT TONIGHT THAT'S THE DEADLINE THEY'LL DO SOMETHING AT SOME POINT AHEAD, WE'LL LOOK AT A REAL-WORLD EFFECT OF THIS SHUT DOWN, A POTENTIAL SHUTDOWN LOTS OF AMERICANS MAY HAVE TO WAY FOR PAYCHECKS AND YOUR TAX REFUNDS

ALSO, WHAT IT COULD MEAN FOR YOUR 401(k) HOW THE MARKETS HAVE REACTED TO THIS SORT OF THING IN THE PAST FIRST A CHECK ON THE OTHER NEWS AND A TV CREW LEARNING THERE'S NO GOOD EXCUSE FOR TRYING TO TRICK THE TSA FIRST IN BUSINESS, WORLDWIDE >> Shepard: UPDATING FOX TOP STORY

OUR NATION HOURS AWAY FROM A POTENTIAL GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN THAT MEANS HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF FEDERAL EMPLOYEES THAT ARE CONSIDERED NONESSENTIAL, WHICH MUST KIND OF SUCK, WOULD HAVE TO STAY HOME ON MONDAY AND THEIR PAYCHECKS WOULD GET STUCK IN LIMBO UNTIL, WELL, THE SHUT DOWN ENDS, WHENEVER THAT MIGHT BE LAWMAKERS WOULD STILL WORK AND GET PAID, BUT UNLESS THERE IS SOME KIND OF MONEY SET ASIDE, A GOOD CHUNK OF THEIR STAFFERS WILL NOT WORK AND GET PAID THEY WOULD HAVE FEWER CAPITOL POLICE ON DUTY AND THEY WOULD WORK WITHOUT PAY THEM THERE'S THE SO-CALLED OHIO CLOCK

THERE IT IS YOU'VE PROBABLY SEEN THAT THING BEHIND THE LAWMAKERS YAPPING AWAY IN 2013, IT WAS STUCK AT 12 TO 14 DAY, WHATEVER THAT MEANS STUCK AT 12 FOR 14 DAYS IS WHAT THEY WERE TRYING TO SAY THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED

THAT IS BECAUSE THE PEOPLE WHOSE JOB IT IS TO WIND THE CLOCK COULD NOT WORK DID YOU HEAR THAT? GET A CLOCK THAT IS SELF-WINDING, GOOD GRIEF NICE THING TO REMEMBER PETER DOOCY HAS THE NEWS ON CAPITOL HILL WHO ELSE MIGHT BE AFFECTED, PETER? >> SHEP, RIGHT NOW IN FEDERAL OFFICE BUILDINGS LIKE THIS ONE ACROSS AMERICA, WORKERS ARE FINDING OUT IF THEIR BOSSES FIND THEM ESSENTIAL OR NONESSENTIAL

AS FOR EVERYBODY CONSIDERED NONESSENTIAL, AS MANY AS 850,000 COULD BE FURLOUGHED COUPLE MONDAY THAT MEANS THAT THEIR PAYCHECKS WOULD BE DELAYED SOME PEOPLE HERE IN DC MAY STOP GETTING THEIR TRASH PICKED UP

87% OF IRS EMPLOYEES WOULD HAVE TO STOP WORKING THEY WOULD BE FURLOUGHED THAT MEANS NO AUDITS AND NO TAX REFUNDS FOR THE TIME BEING BUT THINGS LIKE TSA OFFICERS, BORDER PATROL AGENTS, THEY WOULD STAY ON THE JOB YOU WOULD GET YOUR MAIL FROM THE POSTAL SERVICE AND RECEIVE BENEFITS LIKE MEDICARE AND MEDICAID AND DISABILITY AND FOOD STAMPS

FEDERAL COURTS HAVE ENOUGH TO KEEP GOING FOR THREE WEEKS, SHEP >> Shepard: I'M TOLD THIS COST BILLIONS >> DEPENDS ON HOW LONG IT LASTS FOR IN 2013, ALMOST FIVE YEARS AGO, IT WENT FOR 16 DAYS THE 16-DAY SHUT DOWN COST $24 BILLION IN LOST ECONOMIC OUTPUT

THE RATE OF $15 BILLION EVERY DAY KEPT 850,000 FURLOUGHED AND LED TO $2 BILLION IN LOST PRODUCTIVITY BECAUSE SO MANY THINGS WERE CLOSED, PEOPLE CANCELLED A LOT OF TRIPS $43 MILLION WORTH EVERY DAY

THAT INCLUDED $450,000 AT THE NATIONAL PARKS THAT WERE LOCKED UP I REMEMBER FIVE YEARS AGO WHEN THE WORLD WAR II MONUMENT HAD A BIKE RACK AROUND IT TO KEEP PEOPLE AWAY DURING THE SHUTDOWN I WAS THERE WHEN AN HONOR FLIGHT CARRYING WORLD WAR II VETERANS SHOWED UP THEY WANTED TO GET IN THE PARK SERVICE INITIALLY TOLD THEM THAT THEY COULDN'T

THEY ENDED UP JUST BREAKING IN SO A LOT COULD HAPPEN, SHEP >> Shepard: DID THEY ARREST THEM? >> THEY DID NOT >> Shepard: THAT'S GOOD PETER DOOCY LIVE FOR US IN STATUARY HALL

SOMEBODY BACK THERE TAKING THAT — JUST HANGING OUT STOCK MARKETS HITTING ALL-TIME HIGHS CAN'T KEEP A GOOD MARKET DOWN IF THE GOVERNMENT SHUTS DOWN, COULD YOUR 401(k) TAKE A HIT? WHO KNOWS WE'RE UP 32 NOW

UP 32 POINTS ON THE SESSION THIS IS JUST OF COURSE THE DOW MORE THAN HALF OF THE DOW 30 ARE IN POSITIVE THEIR — TERRITORY WHAT'S UP, DEIDRA? DOES THIS AFFECT IT? >> NOT AT ALL BECAUSE THE ASSUMPTION, OF COURSE, A LITTLE DANGEROUS WORD, BUT THE ASSUMPTION IS ALWAYS THAT THESE THINGS WILL BE SHORT-LIVED

SO IF YOU LOOK BACK — I WANTED TO SEE WHAT THE WORST CASE SCENARIO YOU HAVE TO GO BACK TO THE 70s BACK TO PRESIDENT CARTER'S ERA WHEN YOU AND I WERE PROBABLY CRAWLING AROUND ON SHAG CARPETING >> WE HAD GAS LINES ON THE WAY TO SCHOOL >> THAT IS TRUE

PEOPLE ROLLER SKATING 1979, YOU HAD THE S&P 500 DROP 44% I'M NOT SAYING THAT THAT IS NOTHING, BUT THAT IS NOT REALLY A BIG DROP AT ALL >> Shepard: I WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL, BY THE WAY

>> NO, YOU WEREN'T >> Shepard: YES, I WAS >> S&P FELL 2% SO AGAIN, THESE ARE NOT HUGE DROPS ON AVERAGE BASICALLY FOR EVERY SHUT DOWN, THE S&P 500 DROPPED

6% THERE'S BEEN OCCASIONS WHERE IT GOES UP AS WELL WHERE MOST INVESTORS ARE PAYING ATTENTION TO OTHER THINGS, WHICH ARE UNDERSTANDABLE IN 2013, UP 3% THAT WAS DURING A 16-DAY SHUT DOWN, WHICH WAS THE SECOND LONGEST ON HISTORY SO BOTTOM LINE IS, INVESTORS ARE PAYING ATTENTION TO OTHER THINGS

FOR EXAMPLE, UNEMPLOYMENT RIGHT NOW, WE'RE IN A VERY HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT UNEMPLOYMENT IS VERY LOW AS FAR AS EARNINGS GO, THEY'RE COMING IN STRONG TAX REFORM, HELPING CORPORATE AMERICA >> Shepard: TOTALLY

>> THAT'S WHY WE'RE SEEING THE MARKETS AS WE ARE TODAY, WHICH IS A BIG DOING? >> Shepard: ANY WORD WHERE THIS IS GOING? NEGOTIATIONS CONTINUE BECAUSE SENATOR SCHUMER SAID SO >> WE'RE IN A HOLDING PATTERN ONE OF THE MOST AMUSING THINGS THROUGHOUT THE DAY, WE GET THESE WHIP UPDATES FROM THE HOUSE WHIP IN OUR E-MAILS KIND OF GIVE US AN IDEA WHERE THEY'LL HAVE VOTES IN THE HOUSE THEY WERE TOLD YOU'RE CLEAR TO LEAVE IF YOU'RE A LAWMAKER

THAT'S IT THAT'S THE FINAL OFFER BUT THEN TODAY LATE MORNING AND NOW JUST A COUPLE MINUTES AGO, WE START SEEING THE E-MAILS THAT SAY, OKAY, WELL, WE'RE DONE, BUT DON'T LEAVE TOWN BECAUSE MAYBE SOMETHING MIGHT HAPPEN BUT DON'T LEAVE TOWN BUT WE'RE DONE

THE DOOR IS NOT SLAMMED SHUT ENTIRELY YET >> Shepard: WOULD THE POST OFFICE STAY OPEN? >> FOR THIS? YOU KNOW, I DON'T KNOW ON THAT ONE I DON'T KNOW WHETHER THAT IS CONSIDERED ESSENTIAL OR NONESSENTIAL UNDER THAT LENGTHY LIST THERE >> Shepard: WOULD MOST PEOPLE IN WASHINGTON WORK OR GET TO HANG OUT, AS YOU PUT IT? >> THEY DO — THE NONESSENTIALS DO HANG OUT BUT YOU KNOW, IT'S NOT A CAKE WALK BY ANY STRETCH

LOOK WHAT IS GOING ON RIGHT NOW THIS HAIL MARY WITH EIGHT HOURS TO GO OVER AT THE WHITE HOUSE SCHUMER AND THE PRESIDENT THE DOOR IS NOT BEEN SLAMMED SHUT MAYBE WE GET A SHORT TERM ONE

MAYBE THEY DO BRING THE HOUSE LAWMAKERS BACK FOR A PROCEDURAL FIX TO THE MEASURE THEY ALREADY DID WE'RE DOING THIS WHOLE DANCE AGAIN IN JUST A FEW DAYS A LOT OF QUESTIONS THOUGH NOBODY — EVERYONE IS AT THE EDGE OF THE CLIFF AND NOBODY IS QUITE READY TO JUMP OFF >> Shepard: WHAT IF WE'RE LOADING UP THE KIDS IN THE HAY WAGON AND TAKING THEM DOWN TO THE SMITHSONIAN OR SOMETHING? IS THAT STUFF GOING TO BE OPEN IN A SHUT DOWN? >> EIGHT HOURS — WE DON'T KNOW

WE HAVE TO SEE WHAT COMES OUT OF THIS MEETING AT THE WHITE HOUSE WE HAVE TO SEE WHAT HOUSE — IF THERE'S A SHORT-TERM FIX YOU KNOW, IF YOU'RE SHEP SMITH AND FAMILY AND YOU WANT TO DRIVE TO DC, MAYBE WAIT A SECOND BEFORE YOU PLAN YOUR — BEFORE YOU BOOK YOUR HOTEL ON PRICELINE

>> Shepard: I'M NOT SCHEDULED TO BE THERE UNTIL THE STATE OF THE UNION UNTIL THEN, WE HAVE THE BIG TRIP TO SWITZERLAND WHERE WE'RE TAKING AMERICA FIRST OVER THERE, GOING TO READ THEM A LITTLE THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN COULD GET IN THE WAY OF THINGS WHERE IS THE NEGOTIATION MAKING GOING ON RIGHT NOW? >> I WOULD LOVE TO SEE TWO NEW YORKERS — >> Shepard: BROOKLYN QUEENS EXPRESS WAY TO SUM IT >> I WOULD LOVE TO SEE TWO NEW YORKER WHEELER DEALERS, ONE DEMOCRAT, ONE REPUBLICAN JUST GOING AT IT HEAD-TO-HEAD

WE'VE BEEN TALKING WALKS ABOUT THE LANGUAGE USED IN THE LAST BIG MEETING OVER THERE I'D LOVE TO HEAR THE LANGUAGE THEY'RE USING RIGHT NOW I BET IT'S VERY COLORFUL >> Shepard: I BET IT IS BETWEEN BROOKLYN AND QUEENS, THE LANGUAGE CAN GET COLORFUL AND THE EXPRESS WAY THAT CONNECTS THE TWO IS ALWAYS RED ON THE GOOGLE MAP

IT'S HARD TO MAKE MUCH MOVEMENT ON THAT THING >> EXACTLY I WONDER IF THERE'S MOVEMENT IN DC BETWEEN THE NEW YORKERS

I MEAN, IT'S — THE POLITICAL THEATER IS INCREDIBLE FOR US, OF COURSE YOU KNOW, IT DOESN'T GET MUCH BETTER THAN THAT IT'S HIGH STAKES AS YOU POINT OUT THROUGHOUT THE SHOW, THIS IS REAL STUFF THAT IS ON THE LINE HERE

YOU KNOW, THIS ISN'T JUST POLITICS >> Shepard: DEMOCRATS SEEM TO THINK THEY HAVE THE EDGE, THE MOMENTUM, UNITY ON THE SIDE THAT THEY'RE GOING TO USE THIS MOMENT AND THEY MAY DO THAT IF THE GOVERNMENT SHUTS DOWN, THEY COULD STILL GET BLAMED AND GET BLAMED COME THE MID-TERM ELECTION TIME IT COULD BLOW UP AND NOBODY WILL HAPPEN BECAUSE THEY HAVE NEVER HAD A PRESIDENT TRUMP WHO AS GOOD AS CAPTURING NARRATIVE AS ANYBODY ELSE TOM, YOU'RE THE MAN

THANK YOU MUCH, A

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