"Justice with Judge Jeanine" host Judge Jeanine Pirro on the Breonna Taylor shooting, the Supreme Court showdown following the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the Biden probe report.
MARIA BARTIROMO: Unrest in America this morning once again. No officers were directly charged by a grand jury for the shooting death of Breonna Taylor. The announcement came yesterday, triggering more unrest.
Former Officer Brett Hankison faces three counts of first degree wanton endangerment or acting with extreme indifference to the value of human life for firing into neighboring apartment. Protests erupted across the United States following the announcement leaving two officers shot in Louisville yesterday. Joining me right now is the host of "Justice with Judge Jeanine." She is the author of the new book, "Don't Lie To Me and Stop Trying to Steal Our Freedom."
Judge Jeanine Pirro is here. Judge, it's great to see you this morning. Thanks you so much for being with me.
JUDGE JEANINE PIRRO: Good to see you too, Maria.
MARIA BARTIROMO: Let me get your reaction to the verdict yesterday and obviously, the impact and what we're seeing this morning in terms of violence and protesting against it.
JUDGE JEANINE PIRRO: Well, look, what-- what you saw in Kentucky yesterday was the application of the law to the facts in that particular case. And unfortunately, the left wing mob believes that they should dictate what the law should be. Except lady justice doesn't bow to the demands of the mob.
The-- the bottom line here is that the police apparently went in there. They had a warrant to go in there. There apparently was a knock, which is inconsistent with what was brought out by the mainstream media. And when they were shot at, they returned fire.
And that happens periodically when police go in on these kinds of cases. It was a narcotics case, narcotics investigation. And in the end, the only officer indicted was the one indicted for wanton endangerment for wildly shooting and jeopardizing neighbors. But they made a determination that it was essentially a justified shooting based upon the circumstances of the police who were there that night.
MARIA BARTIROMO: Right. Because they were shot at. Somebody inside the apartment shot at them so they returned fire.
JUDGE JEANINE PIRRO: Right.
MARIA BARTIROMO: It's-- it's a very sad and tragic situation. Let me ask you about Ruth Bader Ginsburg. President Trump and the First Lady, Mrs. Melania Trump, expected to pay their respects today to the late justice as she lies in repose at the Supreme Court, Judge. This as Trump says he will name his pick for the open Supreme Court seat on Saturday. Judge, your reaction.
JUDGE JEANINE PIRRO: Yes. Well, you know, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a woman of great consequence, a jurist of great consequence in life. She'll be even of greater consequence in death. With the president nominating the-- his nominee to the Supreme Court on Saturday-- and we'll be covering that on "Justice" Saturday night-- there is going to be a huge reaction by the left.
They've already got the letters and the emails ready, and they're just gonna put the name of the appointee in that and those emails. This is-- the left believes that the Supreme Court is nothing more than another legislative branch that they can dictate too. But the Supreme Court is a court that decides law and precedent.
It doesn't make law. It isn't a place for activist judges. And the justice-- the judges that the president is looking at are those who have already been affirmed-- or confirmed by the Senate. They are extremely intelligent.
They are women of incredible caliber. And right now the only thing that that one woman is going to need is the mettle to be able to go through with the nomination process because it's gonna be Katy, bar the door on this one. It's gonna be difficult.
MARIA BARTIROMO: Yeah. Let me bring in Dagen McDowell. Already, the Democrats are threatening they're gonna stack the court, Dagen. They say, if he chooses another Supreme Court Justice, we're gonna fight back.
DAGEN MCDOWELL: Right. Don't-- and Republicans should not think that that is some bargaining chip that they can come together with the Democrats. The Democrats, for a very long time-- remember Sheldon Whitehouse?
It was five senators threatened the Supreme Court threatened to stack it if they proceeded with this gun case that involved New York-- New York City. Judge, do you think the Democrats will stupidly make the same mistake that they did with the Kavanaugh hearings? They befouled the Kavanaugh hearings.
JUDGE JEANINE PIRRO: Oh.
DAGEN MCDOWELL: And the four-- and their four Democratic senators lost their seats, essentially because they were part of the debacle, and they voted nay on Kavanaugh. Are they gonna attack Amy Coney Barrett and make it seem like a religious persecution of a woman? Again, I thought people on the right were the sexist. This is going to be a sexist display. Are they that stupid they're gonna make the same mistake?
JUDGE JEANINE PIRRO: Of course they are because they're dug in even deeper on the left at this point. And to be honest with you, you have seen, Dagen, that there is an attempt by the left all over, even during the pandemic, to-- you know, churches are closed, but you can buy booze. You can buy marijuana. You can buy whatever you want.
You know, you can-- you can go to a casino. You can go to the movies, but, you know, not so many of you can go to church. So in addition to that religious component where they're dug in, we're also gonna have a scenario where they just say, look, this is our world, our rules. We're coming at you.
And the-- the woman needs the mettle to be able to deal with this. Everything will be thrown at her but the kitchen sink. And I think Amy Coney Barrett has the-- what it takes because when Dianne Feinstein came at her with your religious dogma speaks loudly within you, the truth is that she responded and said dogma speaks loudly within all of us i.e. your political dogma. But it has nothing to do with the court. And that's what a judge understands.
MARIA BARTIROMO: Yeah.
JUDGE JEANINE PIRRO: The judge is not there to make law. It's to interpret law and precedent.
MARIA BARTIROMO: Right.
JUDGE JEANINE PIRRO: And will the Dems make the mistake? Yeah. AOC is there. It's gonna be worse. And-- and you've got--
MARIA BARTIROMO: Judge--
JUDGE JEANINE PIRRO: --Kamala Harris.
MARIA BARTIROMO: Well, that's right. She was all over Kavanaugh. We've-- we've got that. And she's gonna be, obviously, there on the Senate. And-- and we'll see what she says about it.
Judge, what's your reaction to this widely-anticipated senate report? We broke the news yesterday on Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden's connections to Ukraine and China. The report released yesterday finding that Hunter Biden's financial transactions with Ukrainian, Russian, Kazakh, and Chinese nationals raise criminal concerns.
President Trump's campaign spokesperson responded to the report. He said, "if Joe Biden wins, China and many other foreign interests with a financial stake in the Biden family win too." Judge Jeanine, I mean, look, we know that the former wife of the former mayor of Moscow sent Hunter-- Hunter Biden a check for $3.5 million. That's just one--
JUDGE JEANINE PIRRO: $3.5 million.
MARIA BARTIROMO: --of the millions that this guy pocketed from financial entities while his father was sitting vice president. Yes, $3.5 million. That's right.
JUDGE JEANINE PIRRO: Yeah. And look, this guy is like a vacuum. He's going around China, Russia, Eastern Europe, Ukraine. He's just sucking up money in the billions.
And it all started on that trip on Air Force Two when they're going to China. You mean to tell me that Hunter Biden's on that plane with his father all the way to China, he's not talking about who he's going to see, what he's going to do, and why he's going there? No. They're just eating potato chips on their way to China.
No. The-- the vice president had to know. And in fact, he's already been caught in one lie. But the-- the corporate issues involved here, the counterintelligence issues, the fact that now we may have-- you're talking about someone owning a potential president.
You've got China, Russia, the Ukraine. All of the things they alleged President Trump was involved in, they're involved in. You point a finger at someone, and you know what? The three fingers are coming back at you.
And this guy and-- and the whole Biden family-- as Pam-- Pam Bondi made obvious at the RN-- Pam Bondi made obvious at the RNC. They all were bringing home the money to the Biden family, whether they're building homes in Saudi Arabia or grabbing money from all over Europe. And the vice president threatening, if you don't stop investigating the company where my son is on a board making millions where he doesn't speak the language, doesn't know energy, and doesn't know anything about the issue, then you're not gonna get our taxpayers money. These people are corrupt.
MARIA BARTIROMO: Yeah.
JUDGE JEANINE PIRRO: It's a crime family as far as I'm concerned.
MARIA BARTIROMO: Yeah. No comment whatsoever from the mainstream media. Maybe they were talking about grandkids--
JUDGE JEANINE PIRRO: None.
MARIA BARTIROMO: --the way Bill Clinton was talking about with Loretta Lynch, then sitting AG, when they met three days before Hillary Clinton was to face off against the FBI.
JUDGE JEANINE PIRRO: Yeah. And their golf game.
MARIA BARTIROMO: And they met at a tarmac.
JUDGE JEANINE PIRRO: Right.
MARIA BARTIROMO: Yeah. Right.
JUDGE JEANINE PIRRO: Right. In Arizona.
MARIA BARTIROMO: It's all in your book, isn't it, Judge? Check out the Judge's new book, "Don't Lie To Me and Stop Trying to Steal Our Freedom." It's in stores now, right, Judge?
JUDGE JEANINE PIRRO: Yes, it is. This week. And you know what? It's got all the footnotes you need to go back at those people who are lying to you. The truth's right in there.