Bloomberg News journalist Eli Lake reacted to a report that the Obama administration slackened a law enforcement effort against Hezbollah in order to ensure the Iran deal went through.
Bret Baier currently serves as FOX News Channel's (FNC) chief political anchor and anchor of Special Report with Bret Baier (weeknights 6-7PM/ET), the top-rated cable news program in its timeslot and consistently one of the top four shows in cable news. Based in Washington, DC, he joined the network in 1998 as the first reporter in the Atlanta bureau.
In August 2015, Baier, alongside co-anchors Chris Wallace and Megyn Kelly moderated the first GOP presidential debate of the 2016 election. According to Nielsen data, the debate delivered 24 million total viewers and 7.9 million in the key 25-54 demo, making it the highest-rated non-sports cable telecast of all time in total viewers.
For the 2012 political season, he served as co-anchor of FNC's America's Election HQ alongside Megyn Kelly. In addition, Baier provided extensive coverage of the 2012 campaign cycle, anchoring presidential and vice presidential debates, as well as the Republican and Democratic conventions. Baier also moderated Fox News Channel's five Republican presidential primary debates.
During his tenure at the network, Baier has interviewed President Barack Obama, then-President George W. Bush and then-Vice President Dick Cheney. In 2014, he interviewed Hillary Clinton alongside FNC's Greta Van Susteren about her book, "Hard Choices" and the 2016 presidential election. Baier also hosted 13 Hours At Benghazi, a documentary featuring exclusive interviews with the American security operatives who fought on the ground during the attacks in Benghazi.
Additionally, Baier has anchored more than two dozen political specials on FNC, reported from Iraq 12 times and Afghanistan 13 times, traveled the world with various administrations and military officials and reported from 74 countries. Special Report with Bret Baier was recently acknowledged by TIME Magazine's Joe Klein as the only "straight newscast" in cable news at 6PM/ET.
Prior to his anchor role, Baier was named Chief White House Correspondent in 2006 and covered the second term of the Bush administration. Before that, he served as national security correspondent covering military and national security affairs, as well as defense, military policy and the intelligence community from the Pentagon.
As FNC's Southeastern correspondent from 1998 to 2001, he covered a range of stories, including the 2001 Timothy McVeigh execution and the 1999 Elian Gonzalez story. He has also provided a series of reports from Cuba and covered more than a dozen hurricanes.
Prior to joining FNC, Baier worked for WRAL-TV (CBS 5) in Raleigh, NC, WREX-TV (NBC 13) in Rockford, IL and WJWJ-TV (PBS 2) in Beaufort, SC. A graduate of DePauw University, he has a B.A. in political science and English. He is also the author of the New York Times Best-Seller, "Special Heart: A Journey of Faith, Hope, Courage and Love."
Stories from Bret Baier
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin reacted to the passage of the tax reform plan, on "Special Report" on Wednesday.
The number-two Democrat in the House ripped the tax reform bill as a "perverse" giveaway to wealthy Americans.
Law Professor Jonathan Turley reacted to reporting that the Trump transition team's attorney is alleging Fourth Amendment violations against Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.
Fox News has obtained documents that reveal then-FBI Director James Comey’s draft statement on the Hillary Clinton email investigation was heavily edited before his public announcement, in ways that seemed to significantly water down the bureau's findings.
The White House says it has broken down, country-by-country, how many migrants were admitted to the United States through family preference, or as immediate relatives of migrants already admitted into the country.
Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) said the House GOP's tax bill puts a chunk of money back in families' pockets.
At a public appearance in South Jersey, Ivanka Trump spoke to the Associated Press about the sexual misconduct allegations against Judge Roy Moore (R-Ala.).
Special Report All-Star Panel favorite Charles Krauthammer released a letter to his fans and supporters, several weeks after undergoing major surgery.
Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum are hosting an hour-long America’s Election Headquarters town hall with House Speaker Paul Ryan tonight on Fox News Channel.
Jennifer Griffin spoke to two wounded warriors to honor those who have sacrificed for our freedom ahead of Saturday's Veterans' Day.
Byron York said former Democratic National Committee chairwoman Donna Brazile's bombshell claims are a "full-scale indictment of the entire power structure at the DNC."