Gregg Jarrett brings ‘The Russian Hoax’ to Fox Nation: ‘Illicit scheme to clear Hillary Clinton and frame Donald Trump’

Gregg Jarrett’s “The Russian Hoax” is an in-depth discussion based on the Fox News legal analyst’s acclaimed booked about the “illicit scheme to clear Hillary Clinton and frame Donald Trump” that airs exclusively on Fox Nation, the new on-demand, subscription-based streaming service for Fox News superfans. Jarrett, a New York Times best-selling author and Fox … Continue reading “Gregg Jarrett brings ‘The Russian Hoax’ to Fox Nation: ‘Illicit scheme to clear Hillary Clinton and frame Donald Trump’”

Gregg Jarrett’s “The Russian Hoax” is an in-depth discussion based on the Fox News legal analyst’s acclaimed booked about the “illicit scheme to clear Hillary Clinton and frame Donald Trump” that airs exclusively on Fox Nation, the new on-demand, subscription-based streaming service for Fox News superfans.

Jarrett, a New York Times best-selling author and Fox News legal analyst, leads viewers through Clinton’s email scandal, former FBI director James Comey’s role in the ordeal, the appointment of Special counsel Robert Mueller, along with a panel of experts who weigh in on the ongoing Russian investigation.

Former FBI assistant director Bill Gavin, “Clinton Cash” author Peter Schweizer, investigative journalist Sara Carter, and former U.S. Attorney Andrew McCarthy make up the Fox Nation panel.

“There is nothing that will motivate people in Washington more than the threat of power forfeited,” Jarrett says. “This appears to have been the motive of top officials at the FBI and the Department of Justice.”


Jarrett says powerful figures abused their power to undermine the democratic process, simply because they preferred Clinton as President of the United States.

“It all began with Hillary Clinton, she clearly violated several difference provisions of the Espionage Act,” Jarrett said, offering a series of controversial statements made by Clinton.

“To say she didn’t know what ‘C’ meant is absurd… she should have gotten a set of handcuffs,” Gavin said in response to Clinton claiming she didn’t realize the letter was an abbreviation for “confidential.”

Carter agreed, noting that Clinton “spent her life” in politics.

“Her husband was the President of the United States,” Carter said. “She knew very well what classified meant.”


The panel the pivots to Comey, who Jarrett feels did a “legal summersault” when he recommended no charges against Clinton despite saying there was evidence during the same press conference.

“Obama said in April that he didn’t want her indicted and the rest is details,” Gavin said.


The panel dives into other aspects of the probe during the special, such as the infamous dossier and the definition of “collusion.”

All programming on Fox Nation is commercial free and available in the service’s archives, allowing subscribers to access the programs at any time.

“The Fuhrman Diaries,” “Borked,” “Scandalous,” “War Stories with Oliver North,” Ace of Spaces” The Hunt for Saddam Hussein,” “Terror Strikes Back: Boston Strikes back,” “Honor Killing in America,” “The Birth of Jesus,” Andrew Jackson: Hero Under Fire,” “The Man Who Killed Usama Bin Laden,” “Fly Me To The Moon” and “Three Days in January” are among the other programs exclusive to Fox Nation.

Fox Nation is also home to exclusive documentaries, such as “The First Family,” a candid look at the Trump family, “Riddle: The Search for James R. Hoffa” and a plethora of exclusive content from Fox News’ biggest stars such as Ainsley Earhardt, Steve Doocy, Dana Perino, Greg Gutfeld and Brian Kilmeade

Brian Flood covers the media for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter at @briansflood.

Tomi Lahren: Defending Major Golsteyn — An American hero is being thrown under the bus

A decorated former Green Beret could face the DEATH PENALTY from his own government after he admitted to killing a suspected Taliban bomb maker almost a decade ago.

Wait, what? Of all the ridiculous things our government does on a daily basis, this just might take the stupid cake.

Hi, I’m Tomi and oh yes I have some Final Thoughts on this one.

Major Matt Golsteyn, a former Army Special Forces officer and American hero is being thrown under the bus by the country he put it all on the line to defend. If this doesn’t tick you off, you’re not paying attention!

He is being prosecuted on one count of premeditated murder after admitting not once, but twice, that he killed a detainee suspected of being a Taliban bomb maker back in 2010.

Call me crazy, but like many of you, I don’t give a rat’s you-know-what that one of our military operators killed a suspected terrorist bomb maker. 

Oh, and the Taliban scum he killed is suspected of planting a bomb that killed two Marines, by the way!

Call me crazy, but like many of you, I don’t give a rat’s you-know-what that one of our military operators killed a suspected terrorist bomb maker.

Now I am no military expert but this sounds like the biggest load of B.S. and betrayal by the United States government I’ve heard in a long while.

So what did Golsteyn do that was so wrong?

In 2010 Golsteyn was deployed to Afghanistan with the 3rd Special Forces Group. Now, just in case this isn’t obvious, he didn’t go to the middle of hell’s sandbox for a vacay, he went to protect and defend his country, freedom, and the men and women deployed right alongside him.

Two Marines in his unit were killed by hidden explosives. Luckily, Golsteyn and his men found the suspect — he wouldn’t talk.  BUT because he wasn’t on a list of cleared targets, he could have been released.

Well, Golsteyn wasn’t gonna let the man run free and endanger the lives of his men or the Afghans aiding our soldiers. He killed him. He admitted to it, on Fox News, in fact.

And now, years later, he is being charged with murder and could face the death penalty. For what? For killing a terrorist?!

He was already removed from Special Forces and had his Silver Star taken away. Is the Army really going to ruin this man's future for killing a suspected terrorist?!

Thankfully, our president is equally disturbed by this.

Sunday on Twitter, President Trump vowed to look into the matter.

Look, I understand there are rules to war and rules of engagement to be followed but the treatment of Major Golsteyn — a man who was just trying to protect not only HIS men but Afghan allies, seems so very, very wrong.

Is this how we treat those who lay it all out on the line to protect and defend our freedom? I sure hope not.

Adapted from Tomi Lahren's "Final Thoughts" monologue on Fox Nation on December 17, 2018. 

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Ainsley Earhardt sets sights on Christmas in South Carolina as Fox Nation unveils ‘Ainsley’s Holiday Special’

“Fox & Friends” co-anchor Ainsley Earhardt hosts a two-hour special highlighting uplifting stories for the holiday season — airing exclusively on Fox Nation — as she eagerly anticipates celebrating Christmas with her loved ones and resuming some longstanding family customs.

“Ainsley’s Holiday Special” is now available exclusively on Fox Nation, the new on-demand, subscription-based streaming service for Fox News super fans. Earhardt is excited for fans to see her Fox Nation special, but equally enthusiastic to get back to tradition and celebrate Christmas with her family in Columbia, South Carolina after a one-year hiatus.

“Last year we took a Christmas vacation to the beach, just as a change. It ended up being a lot of fun with my mom’s whole side of her family,” Earhardt told Fox News. “This year, and most every other year, we’ve gone to my parents' house.”

Skipping the beach for her parents’ home will allow Earhardt to go all-in when it comes to Christmas spirit. The festive morning show anchor said her favorite Christmas song is Mariah Carey’s “All I want for Christmas is you,” but the classic “Silent Night” holds a special place in her heart because her family sings it in church.

“It reminds me of our tradition of being in church for the Christmas Eve service,” she said.


Earhardt’s family typically attends the later service, sometimes at midnight and often after watching one of her favorite Christmas films.

“They’re always on… hands down ‘The Family Man’ is one of my favorite movies with Nicolas Cage and Tea Leoni,” Earhardt said. “I’ve always loved that movie… it’s pretty special. I also love ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ and ‘Home Alone,’ I think it’s really funny.”

“Ainsley’s Holiday Special” takes viewers to the White House and Earhardt even had the chance to speak with the lucky North Carolina tree farmer selected to supply the 2018 presidential Christmas tree. Earhardt’s Fox Nation special offers a unique look at how the Blue Room Christmas tree is selected each year as White House staffers search for the perfect tree.

Ainsley Earhardt hosts a Fox Nation special, “Ainsley’s Holiday Special,” which offers a unique look at how the White House Christmas tree is selected. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

While fans can feast on Earhardt’s Fox Nation special, the “Fox & Friends” co-host said that she looks forward to relaxing with her family over a glass of wine after all the presents are open.

“Life is short and time just flies by, so I love those moments when we’re all sitting around the table together laughing and joking,” she said. “We know each other so well, we’ve obviously grown up together and live together so they’re just people that have my back and support me no matter what. It’s always nice to be around family.”

Earhardt plans to head over to her brother’s nearby house for a Christmas lunch before returning to her parents for dinner – where she looks forward to getting to eat off her mother’s fancy china.


“She likes a formal setting for Christmas. We do basically a Thanksgiving dinner… the turkey, the dressing the sweet potatoes and gravy,” she said. “We’ll also do a beef tenderloin that my uncle will cook on the grill. It’s always delicious.”

Earhardt’s holiday special also tells the uplifting story of a wounded soldier who received a house as part of the “Homes for Heroes” organization, examines the history of Christmas at the White House and spotlights foundations that make the holidays merrier for Americans.

All programming on Fox Nation is commercial free and will air in its designated time slot and then be made available in the service’s archives, allowing subscribers to access the programs at any time.

Earhardt’s “Fox & Friends” colleagues have their own Fox Nation content, too.

Brian Kilmeade travels the nation for “What Made America Great,” a new series that takes him around the United States examining iconic landmarks, while Steve Doocy brings viewers into the kitchens of various celebrities on “Cooking with Steve Doocy.”

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Fox Nation host Steve Doocy’s Christmas dinner includes recipes from famous friends: ‘Everybody loves to eat’

“Fox & Friends” co-host Steve Doocy spends most of Christmas day enjoying good food — and celebrities including talk-show host Dr. Oz and even the late Alan Thicke have helped the Doocy family with their lavish holiday spread.

Doocy meets a lot of celebrities hosting “Fox & Friends,” and uses his love of food as a way to connect with people. The result has been an ever-growing Christmas menu.

“We’re so used to asking people about the news of the day and how they feel about politics, but when you ask someone about food… they’re very passionate about it,” Doocy said. “Everybody loves food. Not everybody likes to make it, but everybody loves to eat it.”

Fox Nation is home to “Cooking with Steve Doocy,” which takes him inside the kitchens of some of his famous friends who are willing to share family recipes. He has already recorded episodes with Fox News host Martha McCallum, Anthony Scaramucci, NFL legend Joe Theismann and Dr. Oz, among others.

Doocy and his wife, Kathy, also wrote “The Happy Cookbook: A Celebration of the Food That Makes America Smile,” which has an entire chapter dedicated to holiday foods.

The Doocy family starts off the holiday with “Mary’s Christmas French Toast Casserole,” a recipe that a family friend provided many years ago and found its way into the cookbook.


Deviled eggs are another Doocy family tradition, and celebrity chef Paula Deen even offered advice on how to improve upon his conventional recipe.

“There’s just something about deviled eggs, whether it’s the summer around Fourth of July for a picnic or a big sit-down meal like Christmas or Easter, we always do that,” Doocy explained. “Paula Deen gave us hints on how to transport deviled eggs and make them a little tastier. That was much appreciated.”

Deen also gave Doocy tips on “how to make the perfect pimiento cheese dip,” which may or may not be part of the Christmas spread.

“For the big holidays like Christmas and Thanksgiving, we always have turkey. And a couple of years ago we got a recipe from Alan Thicke’s wife,” Doocy said.

Thicke, a legendary sitcom actor, died in 2016, but his family’s turkey recipe lives on in the Doocy household.

“It involves marinating the turkey overnight in vermouth and then you stuff it with oranges and onions,” Doocy said. “It is so juicy and so delicious. We’ve been making Tanya and Alan Thicke’s turkey, and it’s in the cookbook.”

The Doocy family borrows its turkey recipe from the late Alan Thicke.

As for side dishes, the Doocy family enjoys Jimmy Dean sausage dressing, and Dr. Oz offered up his recipe for mashed sweet potatoes with pomegranates.

“He has two favorite recipes, the sweet potato casserole that his wife makes… and the other one is German chocolate cake, which is terrific because my favorite cake is German chocolate cake,” Doocy said.

But Dr. Oz’s cake isn’t the only dessert served on Christmas in the Doocy house.

“The hallmark desert is my wife’s Christmas cookies. She’s been making them for as long as we’ve been married — over 30 years ago she started,” Doocy said. “She makes simple sugar cookies… wherever we go around Christmas time, we always bring a plate or two.”

Doocy and his family also make gingerbread cookies and have recently started serving White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders’ bourbon chocolate pecan pie – which she famously made for the press corps after CNN’s April Ryan accused her of lying about whether or not she made the desert.

“We also make Martha MacCallum’s mom Betty’s bourbon pumpkin cheesecake, which is one of the greatest holiday deserts and she only makes it once a year,” Doocy said. ”It is so delicious. It’s unbelievably good.”

Brian Flood covers the media for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter at @briansflood.

Stuart Varney: If you hate Trump, you can say reprehensible things (and nothing will happen)

Mika Brzezinski is a news anchor with MSNBC. She hates President Trump. Her show, "Morning Joe" is a struggle to watch, because it is an endless stream of contempt for our president.

That contempt buys her insurance. Because she is on the hater's side of the fence, she can say just about anything — without serious consequences.

Wednesday, she was on the air discussing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's response to the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

She doesn't care for our top diplomat and she let rip with a homophobic slur. I'm not going to repeat it. It was outrageous.

And nothing happens.

She issued an apology, saying, "It was a SUPER-BAD (all caps) choice of words". That’s it. Mika was *not* on the show Thursday.

MSNBC says it was a previously planned day off. She works for NBC. Another news anchor, Joy Reid, works for NBC, still. Even though she wrote very nasty anti-gay remarks on her personal blog. It was brought to NBC's attention. Nothing happened.

I repeat. If you hate Trump, you can say reprehensible things, and nothing happens.

If you support President Trump and you say something reprehensible, you're done. Out. Finished.

I'll call that a reprehensible double standard.

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Adapated from Stuart Varney’s monologue on Fox Nations’ “My Take with Stuart Varney.”

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David Webb: Trump and ‘leverage’ — Here’s how it really works

It’s a game of leverage.

The man who wrote “The Art of the Deal” was a CEO with unilateral power before he became president and gained a dysfunctional board of directors called Congress.

At times he’s inartful on or off Twitter but how right or wrong is Trump, is a much better question. To be fair some of this will take years to play out and questions answered in hindsight.

The almost predictable and repetitive reaction of the Democrats, detractors and never-Trumpers demonstrates that he gets under “their” skin.

So … how does leverage work?

Time for a reality check…

The pragmatic Donald Trump who broke the emergency glass on Washington, D.C.’s many failures has in some ways evolved to become a political wrecking ball to the delight of the fed up American and the chagrin of the D.C. establishment.

The leverage game can have many consequences. They can be economically deadly, literally deadly where military conflict exists, and the rewards can also be consequential for America and the world.

The results of a pro-growth economic plan are working domestically for many, though not all. Why? …

Trump hired the sharks to advise him on the formulation of both domestic and international economic policy. Agree or disagree, Hassett, Kudlow, Mnuchin, Navarro, Ross, Lighthizer and others know how to swim in the domestic and global business waters.

Internationally it’s the tariff game and leverage is key. Ask yourself what is the mechanism that would force other nations like China, Mexico, Canada or the vaunted European Union to change behavior? If you answer the world trade organization, it’s a globalist joke.

Take China and auto tariffs, for example, U.S. auto tariffs are 2.5 percent. China’s were 25 percent; they offered to cut to 15 percent. Then they increased to 40 percent. Now they say they will cut to 15 percent.

The U.S. should raise its tariff to 15 percent, or better yet, China should lower its tariff to 2.5 percent.

It’s a work in progress. Nothing of substance has been done about debt and deficit, but let’s be realistic until the economy is sound the conversation wouldn’t even take place.

That’s how political leverage is played.

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Adapted from David Webb's "Reality Check" monologue on Fox Nation.

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Judge Andrew Napolitano: Have we forgotten that only Congress can declare war?

Today's topic: presidential war-making powers.

A popular way to begin the first day of class in constitutional law in many American law schools is to ask the students what sets the U.S. Constitution apart from all others. Usually, they answer that it’s the clauses that guarantee the freedom of speech, privacy and due process.

Yes, each of those guarantees – if upheld – is vital to restraining government, but the overarching and most important unique aspect of the Constitution is the separation of powers. The constitutions of many totalitarian countries pay lip service to free speech, privacy and due process, but none has the strict separation of powers that the U.S. does.

Under our Constitution, the Congress writes the laws, the president enforces them and the courts interpret them; and those powers and functions may not constitutionally be mixed or exchanged. The Congress also declares war. The president also wages war. The courts also invalidate the acts of the other two branches when they exceed their constitutional powers.

The Supreme Court has ruled that the separation of powers is integral to the Constitution not to preserve the prerogatives of each branch of government but to divide governmental powers among the branches so as to keep power diffused – and thereby limited and protective of personal freedom.

James Madison, who wrote the Constitution, wanted not only this diffusion by separation but also tension – even jealousy – among the branches so as to keep each in check.

Thus, even if one branch of government consented to ceding an essential power to another branch, such a giveaway would be unconstitutional, the Supreme Court has ruled, because the core functions of each branch of the federal government may not be delegated away to either of the other two without violating the separation of powers.

I speak about this not as a history or constitutional law mini-lesson but rather because it’s necessary background information to address a real and contemporary problem. Not long ago, on the basis of evidence so flimsy that his own secretary of defense rejected it – and without any legal or constitutional authority – President Donald Trump dispatched 110 missiles to bomb certain military and civilian targets in Syria, where the president argued the Syrian government manufactured, stored or used chemical weapons.

Trump did not seek a congressional declaration of war, nor did he comply with the U.N. Charter, a treaty to which both the U.S. And Syria are signatories. Though Trump did not articulate any statutory basis for his use of the military, his predecessors often cited as legal support for their unconstitutional uses of military force two statutes — one enacted in 2001 and the other in 2002, each known as the authorization for use of military force, or AUMF.

The AUMFs refer to either the Taliban or Al Qaeda or their affiliated forces in Afghanistan or Iraq as targets or to pursuing those who caused the attacks in America on 9/11 or those who harbor weapons of mass destruction.

Can the president legally use military force to attack a foreign land without a serious threat or legal obligation or a declaration of war from Congress? In a word: no. Here is the back story.

The Constitution is clear that only Congress can declare war and only the president can wage it. Federal law and international treaties provide that – short of defending the country against an actual attack – without a congressional declaration of war, the president can only constitutionally use military force to repel an enemy whose attack on America is imminent or to defend U.S. citizens and property in foreign lands from foreign attack or in aid of an ally pursuant to a treaty with that ally.

In the case of Trump’s bombing Syria, none of those conditions were met.

Prior to the strike on Syria – but no doubt prodded by the prospect of it – a bipartisan group of senators offered legislation supported by the president that would rescind both AUMFs, which are now seriously outdated and of no useful moral or legal authority, in favor of an unconstitutional mishmash that would permit a president to strike whomever and wherever he pleases. The president would be restrained only by a vote of Congress – after hostilities have commenced.

Such a statute would give the president far more powers than he has now, would directly violate Congress’ war-making powers by ceding them away to the president, would defy the Supreme Court on the unconstitutionality of giving away core governmental functions, would commit the U.S. to foreign wars without congressional and thus popular support, and would invite dangerous mischief by any president wanting to attack any enemy – real or imagined, old or new – for foreign or domestic political purposes, whether American interests are at stake or not.

The proponents of this legislation will argue that Congress would retain its war-making powers by its ability to restrain the president. That is a naive contention because congressional restraint, which can come only in the form of prohibitory legislation or withdrawal of funds, would certainly be met by a presidential veto – and a veto can be overridden only by a two-thirds vote of both the House and the Senate.

What’s going on here? It is little more than the lust of the military-industrial complex and its allies in both major political parties in Congress for war. War unifies disparate politics, arouses deep patriotic instincts, enhances the government’s success in obtaining the people’s sacrifices, enriches arms-makers and kills innocents. War is the health of the state.

The Constitution, written in war’s aftermath, strictly limits its offensive use only to when the people’s representatives in Congress have recognized a broad national consensus behind it.

When Donald Trump ran for president, he condemned foreign wars that have served no real American purpose and he condemned presidential war-making; and he promised to end both.

Where is that Donald Trump today?

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Andrew P. Napolitano, a former judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, is the senior judicial analyst at Fox News Channel.

Tomi Lahren: Russia merry go ‘round’

It’s been 19 months of the Russia witch hunt and you, the American taxpayer are paying for it. What do we have to show for it? A whole lot of nothing.

Hi, I’m Tomi and it’s time for First Thoughts.

Quite frankly, I am sick of talking about Russia, Mueller, Comey, Cohen, Flynn, Manafort, Stormy, Strzok, Page, and the rest of them. After 19 months and counting, there is still ZERO evidence Donald Trump conspired with Russia. Yet, if you watch the news or read the papers, you’d think President Trump is on the verge of being hauled out of the White House in handcuffs. No! Not true.

This Russia probe led by Robert Mueller has expanded again and again and again in an on-going saga of perpetual knit-picking absurdity.

As of November 29th, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team has handed down indictments, convictions, and received guilty pleas from 33 people and three companies, BUT some crimes these individuals have been charged with or even admitted to have NOTHING to do with Trump, but instead pertain to wrongdoing or alleged wrongdoing by people with some association with him at some time in some capacity at some point in his life.

STILL, there is no evidence of this mystical Trump-Russia collusion designed to crush Hillary and ensure a Trump presidency!

Yeah, I hear the non-stop squawking about Michael Cohen — Trump’s former attorney — but let’s be clear, the crimes Cohen pleaded guilty to were — five counts of tax evasion, one count of making false statements to a federally insured bank, one count of causing an unlawful corporate contribution, and one count of making an excessive campaign contribution. There is NO information in Cohen’s sentencing memorandum about the issue of possible Trump-Russia election collusion!!

What evidence DO we have? Millions and millions of taxpayer dollars thrown to the wind.

The bill for special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the U.S. election has totaled almost $17 million in direct and indirect expenses over the course of its first year, according to a count by the Justice Department.

By comparison, the Benghazi Select Committee was tasked with investigating how four Americans were KILLED, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stephens. Remember that? The raid Hillary and Barack Obama blamed on a YouTube video? The Benghazi select panel cost $7 million. That’s nearly $10 million dollars LESS than this Russia witch hunt and the Russia witch hunt ISN’T OVER!

The money is just a part of this monotonous annoyance. Don’t forget, we’ve got our elected representatives on House and Senate intelligence committees spending a huge chunk of their time — of our time — investigating this conspiracy theory.

When will it end? I think I speak for millions of Americans when I say, I am so sick and hearing “RUSSIA RUSSIA RUSSIA” with no “EVIDENCE EVIDENCE EVIDENCE!”

Those are my First Thoughts. From LA, God bless and take care.

Adapted from Tomi Lahren's "First Thoughts" monologue on Fox Nation on December 11, 2018. 

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Brian Kilmeade: Mount Rushmore’s secret room and other great places in America

Like many of you, I’m excited about the launch Tuesday of Fox Nation, the new streaming members-only subscription service for Fox News fans featuring exclusive content and audio feeds. For the past year, I’ve had the chance to report from some of the most fascinating places around the U.S. for a Fox Nation series called “What Made America Great” that will give you a new appreciation of our country.

I would not be surprised if most viewers click on the episode on the Mount Rushmore National Memorial first. Many people have told me a visit to the Black Hills of South Dakota to see this iconic monument carved into a mountainside is on their bucket list. Nearly 3 million people visit the memorial each year – more than triple the size of South Dakota’s population of about 870,000.

It’s amazing to think that this awe-inspiring giant sculpture began with the idea of marking the first 150 years of American nationhood by carving the likenesses of four of our greatest and most indispensable presidents into the side of a mountain, where they could be viewed by many generations and tourists from around the world.


Mount Rushmore, named after a New York businessman, was envisioned as the home of magnificent 60-foot high carvings of the heads of Presidents George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, and Thomas Jefferson.

Then came hard part – actually turning the idea into reality.

Artist and sculptor Gutzon Borglum said the monument would cost $500,000 and take three years to carve. But thanks to the Depression, World War II and some bad rock, the project would take 14 years – from 1927 to 1941 – and cost over $1 million. Back in 1941, that was the equivalent over $17 million today.

It’s awe-inspiring to think that 400 people could accomplish such a titanic feat using primarily dynamite to move about 450,000 tons of rock.

In describing the project in 1930, Borglum said: “Let us place there, carved high, as close to heaven as we can, the words of our leaders, their faces, to show posterity what manner of men they were. Then breathe a prayer that these records will endure until the wind and rain alone shall wear them away.”

The detail and the hurdles involved in creating the memorial are described in our piece that you can watch as a member of Fox Nation, including dramatic film of the monument’s construction.

But you should know one portion of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial was never completed. It’s called the Hall of Records.

Never heard of it?

The hall isn’t just a plot twist in the “National Treasure” movie starring Nicolas Cage. Nestled beyond the heads of the presidents, the hall was supposed to house America’s founding documents. However, the move of the documents was never approved by Congress.

Today the Hall of Records is off-limits to almost everyone. But Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke gave us special permission to enter with our cameras so that all Fox Nation family members can get a glimpse.

Today many people are questioning America’s greatness. Viewing the Mount Rushmore National Memorial – known as the Shrine of Democracy – will reaffirm what many of us believe: that America is an exceptional nation with exceptional people who strive and achieve great things. And one of those great things is the incredible carving of Mount Rushmore.

My sense is that most Americans realize how special our country is, and how we all owe an incalculable debt of gratitude to the generations that came before us, worked hard, struggled and made America the greatest nation on Earth. You can see more examples of this in our “What Made America Great” series.

I hope all of you who haven’t been there already will visit Mount Rushmore in the years ahead. But until you do – and even if you’ve seen the monument – I think you’ll learn a lot and feel a burst of patriotic pride if you take the journey with us to the Black Hills as a member of Fox Nation.

Fox Nation is a streaming subscription service you can access through your phone, tablet, computer and select TV devices. It is a members-only destination for Fox News' most passionate fans featuring exclusive new content.

Brian Kilmeade is the co-host of Fox News Channel’s (FNC) FOX & Friends (weekdays 6-9AM/ET) alongside Steve Doocy and Ainsley Earhardt. Additionally, he serves as host of The Brian Kilmeade Show, (weekdays 9AM-12PM/ET) a nationally syndicated three-hour radio program on FOXNews Radio. Kilmeade joined the network as a sports reporter in 1997. Click here for more information on Brian Kilmeade.

Mark Fuhrman unveils analysis on Kennedy’s assassination on Fox Nation’s ‘The Fuhrman Diaries’

John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963, while traveling through Dallas, Texas in an open-top convertible, forever shaping America. Former Los Angeles detective Mark Fuhrman is hoping to share his insight nearly 60 years later after the horrific event took the life of the young president.

The 66-year-old is the host of Fox Nation’s new docu-series “The Fuhrman Diaries,” where he reveals private thoughts and analysis on criminal cases that have defined the last half-century. Furhman admitted the shocking televised killing of Kennedy is a case he has obsessed over for years and has long wondered about the identity of the president's assassin.

The New York Times previously reported Kennedy died on November 22 of a wound in the brain caused by a rifle bullet that was fired at him. Vice President Lyndon Johnson, who was riding in the third car behind Kennedy’s, was sworn in as the 36th President of the United States, a mere 99 minutes after Kennedy’s death. Kennedy’s wife, first lady Jacqueline Kennedy, was present, still wearing her blood-splattered pink suit.


Shortly after the assassination, the New York Times added that Lee Harvey Oswald, who once defected the Soviet Union and had been active in the Fair Play for Cuba Committee, was arrested by Dallas police. On November 24, Oswald was fatally shot at age 24 by Dallas nightclub operator Jack Rubinstein while police attempted to move him from the city jail to the county jail. But for years, many have speculated that someone else, or even multiple people, were the ones truly involved in Kennedy’s killing.

“Growing up, I followed the case, listened to the criticism,” Furhman explained in the documentary. “Was Lee Harvey Oswald a good enough marksman to make those shots with a cheap Italian army surplus rifle? Could he have fired three shots so quickly? Why were government investigation shrouded in so much secrecy? What were they afraid of? Were they trying to hide something? The question I kept coming back to was the single bullet theory. And the magic bullet. I read… the report. And I really didn’t buy it. And I wasn’t alone.”

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