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self-inspired by the media. >> tom fuentez, shimon prokupecz, thank you. that's it for me. wolf is back at 5:00 eastern and the news continues now on cnn. hi there, you're watching cnn, i'm brooke baldwin. let's begin in charlotte, north carolina, where we learned a police officer there won't face charges for killing a father of seven as this father got out of an suv. this is near his home this set off massive protests by this use of police after this man's widow recorded his killing on video. the prosecutor revealing to "all
the credible evidence points to the fact that keith lamont scott was armed" despite what we heard from scott's wife when she yelled out to officers just before the shots rang out in the parking lot of the family's apartment complex. let me play the video for you. just a reminder, it's very disturbing to watch. >> drop the gun. >> keith, don't do it. >> drop the gun! >> keith, get out the car! keith, keith, don't you do it! don't you do it! keith, keith! keith -- don't you do it. [ gunshots ] did you shoot him? did you shoot him? did you shoot him? he better not be [ bleep ]ing dead. >> the 43-year-old was shot and killed after police say he refused their orders to drop a gun. the prosecutors said officer bradley vinson followed
procedure when he pulled out his gun and opened fire. >> after a thorough review and given the totality and circumstances and credible evidence in this case, it is my opinion that officer vinson acted lawfully when he shot mr. scott. >> we heard from mr. scott's family via the lawyer responding to a question from cnn saying they still have concerns and seek justice in court. >> i think it's safe to say that, yes, he did have a gun on his person during the course of this. it's a matter of where that firearm was. and at the end of the day, whether he had a firearm in his hand or not, that's not the key question in terms of determining whether or not keith scott should have lost his life. it's whether or not that officer should have pulled the trigger and extinguished his life based
on everything as a whole that occurr occurre occurred. >> scott's family and the district attorney's office asked the family to remain calm. nick valencia is there, you have been covering this story, you were at the family's news conference, first of all, we know no charges will be brought. how has the community reacted to this? >> reporter: we know later this evening there is a planned rally out side the charlotte mecklenburg as a part of collective voices that have been demonstrating here from the beginning. this was a decision that was dreaded by the family, very emotional press conference from for rakeyia scott. her eyes welled with tears at the mention of her husband's name. this is what the community here, protesters, demonstrators anticipated which is why they planned the rally days before this announcement was made.
we stopped -- a family attorney stopped short of saying whether or not they were going to file a civil complaint but they certainly seemed to set that up earlier in a press conference. they say it matters to them that keith lamont scott never raised his hands towards police officers. they reminded the media that this is an open carry state and that there has to be something more than a gun in a person's hand to qualify or quantify a use of lethal force or an obvious threat. it's a point the family attorney elaborated on at that press conference earlier. >> you have to remember that standards of the department are aggravated, active aggression which they define as the discharge of a firearm, not the possession of the firearm. so we have to look at whether an objectively reasonable officer with merely being in possession of a handgun in some way is such an imminent threat that it justifies pulling the trigger. i think what you're doing with
the gun is an important factor. >> reporter: you have to remember what complicated things earlier this year in september, brooke, when the shooting first happened was the competing narratives. the family saying scott did not have a gun, the police saying there was physical evidence and eyewitness testimony that put a gun in scott's hands at the time of the shooting. the family says they're still processing this decision, they're still processing their own investigation and that they're waiting for the full caseload of files from the district attorney's office to see what they have and the details that they have in order to decide their next steps. brooke? >> nick, thank you so much in charlotte for us. we know the decision is official from the district attorney's office. the case, though, may not be over. the family stating they could pursue a civil pursuit. for more on the legal perspective, let's bring in civil rights attorney and former trial lawyer charles coleman, jr. also joining us a friend of charlotter? -- a friend from bible study -- former nfl player michael sku o
skurlock. michael, as someone who has been hearing how folks were reacting, what was your response to hearing no charges to be filed? >> well, i think most of the individuals who i've spoken with thus far since i've heard the d.a.s information was primarily similar to what we felt before. just let all the facts and details come out. i think the d.a. did a great job of putting the puzzle together and allowing the public to see how everything went step by ste step. >> the state of north carolina is an open carry law. how -- to his point on you can't just -- how would that impact an officer, let's say, approaching a scene like this?
>> i think it raises an interesting question in terms of policing in open carry states. we saw a similar thing happen in louisiana with respect to alton sterling who was also armed in an open carry state. the reality is, brooke, we can't expect officers to police the same way in open carry states as they would where guns are illegal because at the point that someone just has a gun or has possession of a gun as you heard keith scott's family attorney say, that in and of itself does not automatically become a criminal, especially at the point the officer has approached. so i think that raises an interesting question there. now you talk about what action was taken. keith scott had not raised his hand or had not raised his arm to those officers. so it does question or bring into question the level of threat that's being presented. >> but you heard the details. it's difficult because of the misinformation, was it a book? was it a gun? did he get shot in the back? was it because he was being approached?
when you listen -- i hung on every word of that d.a. because it's important to do that. based upon what you heard and the evidence they presented, is that a fair assessment, no charges? >> it's affair assessment based on the narrative that's been given to us by the district attorney. and i'm not suggesting the narrative is misinformed or somehow untrue. what i will say however is that it would have been no crime if they had figured out a way to subdue mr. scott and not killed him. i think there are other ways and police have to be able to exercise and explore other means of subduing potential threats or subduing potential targets that does not involve lethal force. >> a rally was mentioned for this evening and i remember when we talked before and we were showing the pictures of the protest. people in charlotte were upset and understandably so at the time. have you heard from anyone within the community that people plan to show their emotion
again, take to the streets in your city? >> no, i have not. i think, again, the d.a. did i think a fabulous job of aligning all the facts, all the details. and i think the emotions obviously are not as high as they were during the incident itself. so i think if there is going to be a rally today i think it's going to be something that's more of a peaceful protest and people wanting to voice their opinions. >> tell me more about officer vinson. we had talked about this before, but for people who are just watching for the first time, your relationship from bible study and what kind of man he is. >> just a solid all-around individual, been a friend for many years. and, you know, there's not a lot that you can say that -- he's just a fabulous person. he's been out to youth programs that i run and he takes
opportunities to speak to the kids and gives them great insight as life as a whole so brent and his wife and their up and coming little child are just -- have been fabulous people to know over the years. >> what will your message be to him once you get him on the phone? >> i think the same thing as i think a lot of us may be thinking. when the facts come out and the details are there it's relieving to know the decision that was made on that day was something that i believe he feels that just confirmed what he felt on that day. >> charles, back over to you. we've covered too many use of force officer-involved shootings and often times it's a white police officer and a black young man. in this case it's an african-american officer and an african-american victim. >> sure.
>> and we were chatting before we came on tv and so folks were saying clearly this wasn't about race, how do you respond to that? >> i think there are a lot of things that can be said in response to that. the first one is it's bigger than race in this instance because it's a conversation about police culture and while i don't take anything away regarding officer vinson and the type of character he may have displayed in other aspects of his life, the reality is, when we're talking about how police and law enforcement consistently engage communities of color, there's a discrepancy. so while i may not go as far as to say this individual officer had some level of discriminatory animus in his heart against mr. scott because mr. scott was a black man, what i will say again is that how officers overpolice communities of color is a larger function of police culture and what's wrong. another thing i wanted to point out and we talked about this before the break. is that when you're talking about this particular incident or this particular instant, keith scott had what is known as a tbi, he had a traumatic brain
injury and that impacted, as per his family, how quick he was able to respond to certain commands and his level of mental capacity. that's relevant when you start talking about race and class because often times when you're talking about law enforcement and communities of color or law enforcement in underserved communities, many police officers are not trained in terms of how to deal with these situations appropriately. in addition to that, many of these communities don't appropriately receive the right amount of resources in order to help prepare them for these situations. >> it's both ways. >> it goes both ways so there is an element of race here that's not being discussed but it's not the typical white officer unarmed black victim. >> just wanted you to bring that up. michael, thanks for joining us as well. appreciate you coming out of charlotte for me. donald trump says he's prepared to separate himself from his businesses to focus on the task at hand working out of the white house and running the
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the united mileageplus explorer card. imagine where it will take you. welcome back, you're watching cnn, i'm brooke baldwin. president-elect donald trump making a promise that indicates how much appearances matter to him. trump just announced over twitter that he's going to sever ties with his businesses. quoting a series of tweets "i will be holding a major news conference in new york city with my children on december 15 to discuss the fact that i will be leaving my grate business in total in order to focus on running the country to make
america great again. while i am not mandated to do this under the law i feel that it is visually important as president to in no way have a conflict of interest with my various businesses, hence legal documents are being crafted which take me completely out of business operations. the presidency is a far more important task." a cnn analysis found trump owns or has a position in more than 500 companies all around the world and as he cuts himself off from those companies, he's adding to his white house economic team. for that we go to sunlen serfaty with more names who have been added potentially to the cabinet. tell me who they are. >> reporter: brooke, a lot of wealthy, wealthy men on this list, this new economic team of donald trump's and notably donald trump pulling heavily from the wall street world with these picks which he railed so much against during his time on the campaign trail as a candidate. trump choosing steve mnuchin as treasury secretary.
he was at goldman sachs and teamed up with trump as his national finance chair. then you have wilber ross for commerce secretary. someone who is known to buy up failed companies. and try to resurrect them. then you have trump naming todd ricketts as deputy commerce secretary. he's a member of the billionaire family, brooke, who owns the chicago cubs and i can tell you that there's already a lot of rumblings on capitol hill, two of these positions do need senate confirmation, mnuchin and ross need confirmation. a lot of rumblings how these chases squares with trump's promise to drain the swuamp in washington. >> take a breath, i have one more question, i know it's a lot. as far as the pick for secretary of state and then there were four. >> reporter: that's right. transition officials saying there are still four people on donald trump's list as secretary of state and we all saw, of
course, that very high-profile dinner date donald trump had with mitt romney in new york city and by all accounts it appears the meeting went well. transition officials said they had good chemistry. they certainly are still getting to know each other and we heard from mitt romney afterwards, he really lavished praise on donald trump, something that we would not just be hearing even a few months ago, very clear he's trying to smooth things over as he's going through this very public auditioning for this job. but, of course, there is still that deep divide and a lot of consternation within the trump team because you have loyalist like rudy giuliani still very much in consideration. >> sunlen, thank you very much. lots to get to with the panel. kirsten powers who's also the columnist for "usa today" trump supporter betsy mccaughey is with us, bakari sellers, an attorney who served in the south carolina statehouse and cnn's senior reporter for media and politics dylan buyers.
great to have all of you. kirsten, i'm turning to you first here because it will be -- if we're looking ahead to the news conference that mr. trump will be holding on december 15, it will be about 18 weeks since he's done this before so i'm going to assume that the man will take questions. we hope, we hope. what would your biggest questions -- the most -- biggest unanswered questions be for him? >> one of the things i have been wondering about is the choices he's making in terms of foreign policy. he's somebody extremely critical of the mainstream republican foreign policy establishment during the election. sometimes making arguments to the left of bernie sanders against the iraq war now he's looking at people like general petraeus for his top post in the administration even though petraeus was the architect of the surge, for example. mitt romney who is within the mainstream of more interventionist foreign policy so is he expecting these people will follow his lead or will he follow theirs? he's surrounding himself with
people who i think don't don't reflect the views he expressed during the campaign. >> that's a great question that i'm sure he'll be posed. dylan let me go to you as someone who i'm sure would like to get a question in on mr. trump. certainly on media, the way he had been using twitter and how he's been dropping news on twitter, whether it's holding true on his campaign promise of working with carrier and keeping jobs in the u.s. or maybe detracting from what he would like us to be talking about and talking about flag burning and los of citizenship. but then there is the sound from his got friend newt gingrich. here it was. >> i think the worst thing he did was the tweet about illegal votes. presidents of the united states can't randomly tweet without having somebody check it out. i mean, it's just -- it makes you wonder about whatever else he's doing. it undermines much more than just a single tweet. >> but he's also said if he were
trump and in the white house he would completely ignore the press corps so dylan do you think once he's president he will continue to ignore folks like you and me and use twitter to make news? >> well, to a degree. i think donald trump is donald trump and i think the president of the united states can randomly tweet out whatever he wants if that president is donald trump. yes he will continue to do that. there's no doubt in my mind. there's obviously a great deal of hand wringing among journalists, reporters and news organizations about how you handle those tweets. look, what i think i would say is tweets are necessarily vague. they're only 40 characters long. we're going to need more access to donald trump. we're going to need more clarity on not just what he's thinking but on some of the deals he's made, the carrier deal, his plan to separate himself from his businesses. what that looks like, how that
will pan out and for all this hand wringing about donald trumping his twitter account to get his messages out, the ground rules as i see them haven't fundamentally changed. the ground rules are you need to press politicians on what they say and are going to do and when someone goes out there and makes a statement you need to follow up and get greater clarity and i think that's why donald trump knows he has to give a press briefing about this plan to separate himself from his businesses rather than just throwing that out there in a tweet and expecting the american people are going to be okay with that. >> right, and lieutenant governor, you know, i'm sure his hard supporters, trump's hard supporters love the idea he's saying i'm not filling the media in on everything, i don't need them for everything. i'm sure they love that but the thing is, isn't it a little dangerous when he drops legitimate news on twitter one day but then baseless claims about, you know, millions of people illegally voting for hillary clinton in another? >> maybe, but i'm really
focusing much less on all this kabuki dance about donald trump and his relationship with the media -- >> it's how we get news. that's why this is important. he's not talking to us. >> but americans are watching what he's actually done and look at how the world -- america and the world, are responding to this transition so far. three financial markets have hit new records in the last week. the dollar is stronger than ever. consumer spending as we enter this holiday season is shooting up, great news for merchants as well as families. by every single measure people are respond directly to what he's doing. these picks, for example, to me are a dream team to jump start the economy and look what he did with carrier. he's not even president yet but he picked up the phone and as a result there are 1,000 families in indiana that owe mortgages and have to put food on the table for their kids and suddenly they're going to have a good holiday because they
haven't lost their means of financial support. their living. that is terrific news. >> it is incredibly encouraging for those 1,000 families. baka bakari, listen, betsy mccaughey makes great points. all true, but at the same time, it's a little dangerous with the twitter. >> well they're all true but she also left out one fact that the president of the united states and the reason that we're seeing consumers confidence, the reason we've seen unemployment rate dip, the reason we've seen the markets skyrocket is because the president is barack obama and we've been seeing that over the last eight years and donald trump will inherit an economy that is growing. that's first and foremost. but, yes, dylan brought up a good point, the carrier deal, we're very thankful those thousand individuals get to keep their jobs. the question is how. the question is if barack obama would have done that is he being questioned about choosing or picking winners and losers? what were the subsidies? what were the deals? if carrier got it, does every
country in the united states get it? when you talk about conflicts of interest, things you can't do in a tweet. yes he's saying he's going to eliminate himself from operating but i own various businesses and although i'm not in the operation of i still reap the benefits and know what's going on in those companies. you're talking about a conflict of interest where literally in washington, d.c. he will now be the boss of his landlord for his hotel. or trump tower, where their largest tenant is a state-controlled bank of china. so it's going to take more -- >> let me hit pause because it's important to see these different faces rolling through lobby. linda mcmahon just stepped up to the microphone. do we have her? >> reporter: tell us how the meeting went? >> it went great. it was nice to be up and i was honored to be asked to come in. any time i think the president-elect of the united states asks you to come in for a conversation you're happy to do that. we talked about business and entrepreneurs and creating jobs and we talked about sba so we
had a good conversation. >> reporter: [ inaudible question ] >> that remains to be seen. stay tuned. >> reporter: is there a job you'd like? >> reporter: did he offer you a role? >> thank you. >> we always want to dip in and see who's there speaking of the different faces, bakari, kirsten asked you, on the romney note, let's talk about the big dinner and jean george and we know trump loyalists have been called for gingrich and mike huckabee have been calling for mitt full-throated apology for what he said about trump in the past and so i think what's so significant is just after dinner what romney said, the note, he didn't say i'm sorry but he came close. >> it was an about face if you compare the way he was speaking about donald trump before. the question i would have for governor romney is what changed. >> right. >> so what's different? what he basically seemed like he was saying is that trump won and that's such a big accomplishment so he was able to do something
that romney wasn't able to do. but how does that change the charges of him being a scam artist and fraud and all these other things. romney hasn't addressed that. i've talked to people closer to romney and they say romney is a patriot, he believes he could help trump and that's why he's doing this and he thinks it would be better to be by his side than not but it raises questions about what was governor romney said before true or not? >> betsy and kirsten and dylan and bakari, thank you so much. four contenders, the final four for that big post as secretary of state. we watch and wait. coming up next, president-elect trump and his transition team are holed up in trump tower, his vice president-elect is busy working his way through washington. the high-profile members of congress mike pence is meeting with today. we'll take you live to capitol hill ahead. also, just into cnn, the fbi announcing new ties between the attacker at ohio state
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donald trump hasn't spent a ton of time in washington, d.c. just yet but it is a different story for mike pence. the vice president-elect is due to meet today with house speaker paul ryan and senate majority leader mitch mcconnell. pence's meeting to secure the new republican stronghold in washington come as democrat nancy pelosi today faced a
challenge to her own role as house minority leader. so we go to our go to guy on capitol hill, manu raju. a lot to get to. >> reporter: he is about to speak with paul ryan later he'll speak with mitch mccome. it's all to coordinate the beginning part of donald trump's presidency. there's a lot they need to do otherwise you can see a circular firing squad happen if they don't hit the right notes together. repealing obamacare will be first and foremost. but what do they do about a replacement and how do they time that? those are strl questions they need to figure out as well as what to do about a major tax reform bill that is central to donald trump's agenda going forward on top of that, a number
of nominees need to be confirmed by the united states senate early next year. namely donald trump's upcoming nomination to fill justice antonin scalia's seat on the supreme court getting through that. so it will be a very, very busy beginning of the new congress and mike pence showing he's playing the central role in crafting the legislative agenda just as he's playing a central role in the top of the transition team and getting his top picks in the donald trump cabinet, brooke. >> so that's republicans. let's talk democrats, nancy pelosi was able to hold on to her house leadership role. she was challenged by congressman tim ryan, how fight or far apart was that vote margin? >> well, the final vote was 134-63. so she won overwhelmingly but the fact that she lost 63 votes should not be discounted. six years ago when she had a challenge from heath schuler, a congressman who tried to run against her and defeat her, he only got 43 votes.
that means 20 more votes have moved against nancy pelosi if you will. and it shows that maybe her stronghold on top of the democratic caucus, she's run this caucus since 2003 may be slipping slightly as some members try to look for a new way forward. nancy pelosi came out, talked to some reporters yesterday and she said everything is fine, we'll move forward in a strong direction. take a listen to what she had to say. >> today has a special excitement for me because i think we're at a time that it's well beyond politics. it's about the character of america and how we go forward in our caucus to put forth our values which are what unite us as a caucus to differentiate between us and the administration that l come into washington in january. >> now, brooke make no mistake there are a lot of concerns
within the caucus about exactly how does the party get back into the majority? that's something pelosi has to figure out. i said, "what about those 63 defections?" and she discounted that and said "i won two-thirds of the support within my caucus." so she's feeling good. >> we will talk to the man who those 63 members of congress voted for. tim ryan joining us next hour live. manu, great job. >> thank you. up next, cnn is learning new details about the ohio state university attacker. why investigators say they believe the 18-year-old was inspired by a pair of terror groups. plus, it's a big win for donald trump and mike pence, making good on a campaign promise to keep an indiana plant from relocating to mexico, after he was elected, how did they pull this off? we'll discuss. see me. see me. don't stare at me. see me. see me.
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an update on the ohio state university attack. the fbi believes the suspect was inspired by isis or al qaeda. but we also know this suspect was not being investigated before the attack monday morning. also, the fbi is asking for your help. >> at this point in the investigation we want to ask the public for assistance in one specific area. we ask with anyone with credible information about artan's whereabouts on monday morning prior to the attack at 9:52 a.m. to call 1-800-callfbi. >> 11 people were injured in
that attack monday. shimon prokupecz is with us. shimon, the issue is there are holes in the timeline and that's why they need the public's help. >> they know a lot about him from that morning because of surveillance video because they have him on video buying the knife. they say, though, there are some gaps and sources that i've talked to are saying that there are some gaps in his time line. they know where he was most of the morning, they know he dropped off his sister at school. he then purchased the knife but there is some time they can't account for and that's what they're trying to figure out. was he talking to someone else, did someone help him plan this? they don't think so but because there's a gap they need to figure out what he was doing in that time. >> so when you say "purchasing the knife" that happened that
morning? >> yes, that morning. which i think leads them to believe that this was somewhat spontaneous. that this attack was perhaps he had been thinking about it for a while but he decided that morning to do this and they have him on video buying the knife after he dropped his sister off at school. >> last quick question, was he on anyone's radar? >> no, and that's not unusual in these cases, he was not on anyone's radar. the police had had no contact with him, the fbi had never had any, the family never complained about him toy the fbi or the police so there was no way for them to sort of monitor him, to keep an eye on him or find anything out about him. and his social media presence doesn't exist except a facebook posting and the reality is they can't react to anything so quickly. he literally posted that minutes before he went on the attack.
>> so bizarre and sad all the way around, shimon, thank you for the update on him. next, it was one of donald trump's most talked-about promises, stop carrier air conditioning from relocating its indiana plant to mexico. but now that he's been semisuccessful, the question many are asking is at what cost? a reporter from the indianapolis "star" joins me next. for christ♪ ♪ only a hippopotamus will do at the united states postal service, we deliver more online purchases to homes than anyone else in the country. and more hippopotamuses, too. imy moderate to severeng crohn's disease.
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a little hope today for a number of workers in the state of indiana. heating and air conditioning giant carrier says it has struck a deal with president-elect trump to keep a thousand high wage manufacturing jobs from going to mexico. carrier planned to close two plants that employ 2,100 workers. not clear what will happen with the other half of the jobs but we could learn more when trump and vice president-elect mike pence make a formal announcement in indianapolis. so let's go to indy "star" reporter tony cook. tony, thank you for being on.
>> thanks for having me. >> a tweet from donald trump "big day for the workers from indiana. we will keep our companies and jobs in the u.s. thanks, carrier." do people from indiana see this as truly a victory? >> well, it's certainly a victory in indianapolis. we are talking about to a thousand workers who would have lost their jobs in the coming years otherwise so it's a big deal from that perspective for sure. >> a thousand jobs are i guess presumably still going to mexico. do you or does anyone at the paper know what sort of incentive the president-elect offered carrier to keep the other half of jobs in indiana? >> that's a great question. we don't have the full details. i did talk to a member of the state's economic development board earlier today and he suggested it would be in line with what they offered other companies. in 2013 they offered about
200,000 in training grants to the company. a related company further north in indiana got 300,000 more recently so it may be in that ballpark that we're talking about. >> do you know how much of a role mike pence played in all of this? >> i mean, i think for trump it's been very convenient having a vice presidential candidate who also still happens to be the governor of the state where he made this promise. >> right. >> so pence has certainly been working behind the scenes, he appoints the members of the economic development corporation. so pence has been playing a significant role as well as the folks who work for him. >> and it's awesome news for indianapolis but how do you think this will work when there could be other companies who might threaten to pull jobs from the u.s. if they don't get a
sweetener from the administration as well. right? is that at all sticky? >> i don't think that the victory here necessarily translates to saving manufacturing jobs across the united states. the outsourcing and the replacement of workers by automation is happening at such a huge rate and at so many different companys there's no way an administration can deal with each one of those individually the way this deal appears to have been done. so that will come down to the policies trump puts in place and proposes and i think we have yet to see how all of that will play out. the other factor with carrier in particular, their parent company has billions of dollars in contracts with the federal government and i think maybe even more so than any set of incentives, you know maintaining a good relationship with the
administration may be carrier's foremost thought here. >> well, at least for those thousand families they get to stay and keep paying their mortgages and don't have to move their families whatsoever. tony cook with the indy "star." thank you very much. >> thanks for having me. next, trump's economic team coming together, but the people being pegged for these jobs are some of the wealthiest men in america. how does the working class, many of whom who voted for mr. trump feeling about that? good thing? do they care? we'll talk about that. and back to our breaking story out of charlotte, north carolina. the district attorney announcing there will be no charges filed against the police officer who killed keith lamont scott. his death set off days of protests. we will take you there live.
we continue on. you're watching cnn, i'm barack baldwin. thank you for being with me. let's begin with more on the trump transition team. look at these faces, we're seeing actions in his future cabinet. one contender for secretary of state, former ambassador to nato john bolton, now meeting with vice president-elect mike pence in the transition office in washington. these are pictures of pence's motorcade flying on by. up at trump tower in new york, former georgia governor sonny purdue was spotted in this last hour according to reports he could be considered for secretary of agriculture. another visitor suggests trump may not fully clean house when he takes office. the current u.s. attorney for new york says he's being asked to stay on. >> the president-elect asked presumably because he's a new yorker and is aware of the great work our office is done over the
past seven years. asked to meet with me to discuss whether or not i'd be prepared to stay on. we had a good meeting. i said i would consider staying on. i agreed to stay on. i have already spoken to senator sessions who, as you know, was nominated to be the attorney general, he also asked if i'd stay on so i expect i'll continue to work. >> so as we were tracking all these faces and all the minutiae and the transition, this is important because this is building upon his cabinet. let's go to sunlen serfaty with me. let's go to the different members on his economic policy team we alluded to this moment ago saying they're not hurting for cash, they're quite successful and affluent in their own way. >> they sure are. millionaires and billionaires. they are not pining away for this paycheck. it's