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Fox News 29 May 2020

Minneapolis protesters burn down police precinct as tensions escalate

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House Minority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise joins 'Fox & Friends' to react to Twitter targeting the president's Minneapolis tweets and House Democrats canceling a planned FISA vote.


Protesters shut down a highway and set fire to a Wendy's restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, where a black man was shot by police during an arrest on Friday. Here's the latest.
Watch the moment a flash-bang goes off near NBC News' Morgan Chesky and his crew as protesters retreat from police setting off tear gas in Minneapolis.
Noting that most of a city block including a police station in Minneapolis is on fire, Ali Velshi reports on the lack of police presence as people continue to take to the city's streets. The violence broke out amid protests over the fatal arrest of George Floyd. Aired on 05/28/2020.
One man's amateur fireworks show went horribly wrong; it burned down his house! In footage released by the Fire Department of New York, one can see the Brooklyn man and his companions setting off illegal fireworks just outside the house. Then, one of the little missiles flies right through an open window. There's a big flash inside. But no one outside seems to notice. The group continues to light fireworks, as the flames inside start to grow

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BRIAN: A FOX NEWS ALERT NOW
VIOLENCE ESCALATING OVERNIGHT IN
MINNEAPOLIS AS RIOTERS SET THE
THIRD PRECINCT STATION ON FIRE.
HERE TO REACT IS STEVE SCALISE.
CONGRESSMAN, WELCOME BACK.
FIRST, YOUR REACTION TO THIS
VIOLENCE WHICH IS NOT JUST IN
MINNEAPOLIS IT SPREAD TO VARIOUS
CITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY.
SAW IT IN MINNEAPOLIS TWO NIGHTS
AGO AND SOME UNREST IN NEW YORK
AND PHOENIX.
YOUR REACTION?
>> YEAH, BRIAN, FIRST OF ALL, IT
WAS JUST DISTURBING WATCHING THE
VIDEO OF WHAT HAPPENED TO GEORGE
FLOYD.
WE ALL MOURN HIS LOSS AND
JUSTICE NEEDS TO BE SERVED
THERE.
BUT, JUST GOING OUT AND
DESTROYING CITIES IS NOT AN
ANSWER TO THAT.
LET’S PUSH FOR JUSTICE TO BE
SERVED AND YOU SEE LOCAL
OFFICIALS RECOGNIZING THAT THIS
HAS TO BE ADDRESSED WHAT
HAPPENED TO GEORGE FLOYD.
AND LET’S NOT TARNISH HIS MEMORY
WITH THAT KIND OF REACTION.
BRIAN: SO THE PRESIDENT TWEETS
OUT HIS UNHAPPINESS WITH HOW
THIS IS BEING HANDLED BY THE
MAYOR.
SAYS I’M GOING TO CALL IN THE
NATIONAL GUARD.
TWITTER DOESN’T LIKE WHAT HE
SAID.
SO THEY PUT SOME DISCLAIMERS ON
THERE JUST HOURS AFTER HE PUT
TOGETHER AN EXECUTIVE ORDER THAT
WOULD REIGN THEM IN AND MAKE
THEM ACCOUNTABLE.
ALMOST LIKE A PLUSH EVERYWHERE
INSTEAD OF A HOST.
WHAT’S YOUR REACTION TO THEM
SUDDENLY TARGETING THE
PRESIDENT?
>> WELL, IT’S CONCERNING THAT
TWITTER SEEMS TO BE PICKING
SIDES NOW POLITICALLY.
AND IT SEEMS LIKE THEY ARE
CARRYING OUT A VENDETTA AGAINST
THE PRESIDENT, THAT’S NOT
SUPPOSED TO BE THEIR ROLE.
THEY PRESENT THEMSELVES AS A
PUBLIC SQUARE HAD THIS ISN’T
JUST A PRIVATE COMPANY THEY SAY
THEY ARE A PRIVATE SQUARE.
THEY ARE ONLY CENSORING
SELECTIVELY THOUGHTS OF
CONSERVATIVES AND HIGH PROFILE
CONSERVATIVES LIKE THE
PRESIDENT.
TWITTER NEEDS TO REEVALUATE WHAT
THEY’RE TRYING TO DO.
THEY WILL LITERALLY FORCE THE
CREATION OF AN ALTERNATIVE
THAT’S NOT GOING TO BE CENSORING
AND SELECTIVELY CENSORING AT
WORSE.
BRIAN: I FIND THIS SOMEWHAT
INTRIGUING I KNOW DEMOCRATS ARE
COMPLAINED TOO MORE ABOUT
FACEBOOK THAN TWITTER THE WAY
IT’S HANDLED BECAUSE THE
ADMINISTRATION, THE CAMPAIGN WAS
OBVIOUSLY MUCH BETTER AT IT.
I’M CURIOUS TO SEE IF THEY ARE
GOING TO GET ON BOARD WITH
ANYTHING.
MEANWHILE, LET’S PIVOT.
YESTERDAY, SPEAKER PELOSI
DECIDES TO CANCEL A PLANNED VOTE
ON FISA BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT
MADE IT CLEAR HE IS GOING TO
VETO IT.
ARE YOU AGAINST FISA OR WANT IT
REFORMED AFTER THE 17 VIOLATIONS
POINTED OUT BY MICHAEL HOROWITZ?
>> CLEARLY FISA NEEDS TO BE
REFORMED BECAUSE IT’S WELL-KNOWN
HOW IT WAS ABUSED.
IT WAS ABUSED BY PEOPLE WITHIN
THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT, THE FBI,
TO TRY TO TAKE DOWN A CANDIDATE
FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED
STATES IN DONALD TRUMP.
SO THERE HAS TO BE
ACCOUNTABILITY.
BUT, LOOK, FISA HAS BEEN USED
SUCCESSFULLY IN THE PAST TO
TRACK TERRORISTS ABROAD.
THAT’S WHY THE LAW WAS CREATED.
IT WAS A VERY NARROW SCOPE AND
THE WAY IT WAS USED WAS SUPPOSED
TO BE IN A WAY THAT ONLY APPLIED
TO TERRORISTS OR AMERICANS WHO
WERE FIGHTING WITH TERRORISTS.
NOT TO SPY ON A CANDIDATE FOR
PRESIDENT OR PEOPLE THAT WERE
WORKING AROUND HIM.
SO, THE FISA COURT HAS TO FIX
THEIR PROBLEMS INTERNALLY.
THE BILL WAS TRYING TO DO SOME
REFORMS.
DIDN’T GO FAR ENOUGH CLEARLY.
AT THE SAME TIME THERE WAS MORE
WORK NEEDED TO BE DONE.
THEN YOU THROW IN THE FACT THAT
THERE STILL HAS BEEN NO
ACCOUNTABILITY, BRIAN.
THERE HAS TO BE ACCOUNTABILITY
FOR THOSE PEOPLE THAT ABUSES
FISA COURT THAT DID OTHER THINGS
ILLEGALLY IN THE FBI.
SOME OF THOSE PEOPLE NEED TO GO
TO JAIL.
ONCE THAT HAPPENS YOU WILL SEE
AN ABILITY TO COME BACK TOGETHER
AND GET THIS PROGRAM BACK ON
TRACK AND A RIGHT WAY WITH
PROPER GUARDRAILS.
IT WASN’T READY FOR PRIME TIME.
I’M GLAD THEY PULLED IT.
WE HAD THE VOTES TO KILL IT AND
WE WORKED HARD TO MAKE SURE THAT
THE BILL WOULD HAVE DIED IF IT
CAME TO THE FLOOR.
BRIAN: CONGRESSMAN, ONLY 30
SECONDS LEFT BUT REAL QUICK
PEOPLE SAYING GOING AFTER THE
ORIGINS OF THE RUSSIA PROBE, THE
MUELLER PROBE IS A DISTRACTION
IN THIS TIME WE HAVE A PANDEMIC.
WHAT DO YOU SAY TO THOSE CRITICS
WHO SAY WE DON’T NEED THIS
DISTRACTION NOW?
>> WELL, IT MIGHT BE A
DISTRACTION TO THE PEOPLE WHO
ARE ABOUT TO GET CAUGHT WITH
THEIR HAND IN THE COOKIE JAR.
THESE ARE PEOPLE WHO LITERALLY
USE THE FBI.
THERE WERE FBI AGENTS, NOT BY
AND LARGE ALL OF THEM BUT FBI
AGENTS WHO USED THEIR POSITION
TO TRY TO TAKE DOWN A CANDIDATE
FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED
STATES.
WE ALL OUGHT TO BE CONCERNED
ABOUT IT.
THERE NEEDS TO BE ACCOUNTABILITY
AND THOSE PEOPLE NEED TO GO TO
JAIL WHO ABUSE THEIR POWER AND
BROKE THE LAW.
BRIAN: IT LOOKS LIKE THEY ARE
GOING TO BE LINING UP A WHOLE
BUNCH OF FAMILIAR NAMES FROM
BRENNAN TO COMEY TO UNITED
STATES AS EARLY AS -- YATES LED
JOHNSON.
WE WILL SEE WHAT HAPPENS.

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