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democracy or russian hacking as a threat to our democracy. make no mistake about it. >> thank you so much for joining us. please be can sure to check out the first ever book from cnn politics: unprecedented. that's it for me. thanks for watching. erin burnett "outfront" starts right now. next the breaking news. president obama on the russian hack. nothing happened without putin and his warning to the russian leader to cut it out. how will the u.s. retaliate now? and harassing calls and letters even death threats. electoral college voters told not to vote trump. and is there a trump real estate bump? you will be surprised what we found? let's go "outfront." good evening. i'm erin burnett.
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"outfront" tonight breaking news, obama takes on putin. all but naming vladimir putin today for the hacking of the election. >> not much happens in russia without vladimir putin. last i checked there is not a lot of debate this happened at the highest levels of the russian government. >> continue to say it is not like any intelligence officials would go rogue. detailing how he faces down russian president vladimir putin over the hacking of the presidential election. president obama saying he told president putin cut it out. >> i thought the most effective way to ensure that didn't happen was to talk to him directly and tell him to cut it out and there were going to be some serious consequences if he did. and in fact we did not see further tampering of the
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election process. >> michelle kosinski begins coverage live from the white house on this breaking story. the president of the united states blaming vladimir putin for the russian hack. there was no question about that. >> that's right and what we've been hearing from his administration. of course it has the added weight coming directly from president obama. this entire hour and a half long press conference was focused, for the most part on russia. you can almost picture vladimir putin at some point watching this very pleased with his influence over this debate. but we heard president obama defend his administration's actions over naming russia, defend the fbi over its investigation. although when president obama was asked was this a free and fair election, he would only go so far as to say that the voting process wasn't tampered with. calling all of this a clarifying moment for america.
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president obama won't say definitively that he thinks russian president vladimir putin himself authorized the hack of the u.s. elections. but he lives little doubt. >> this happened at the highest levels of the russian government. and i'll let you make that determination as to whether there are high level of government official whose go off rogue and decide to tamper with the u.s. election process without vladimir putin knowing about it. >> reporter: the president recounted what he told putin face-to-face at a summit in september in china. >> i felt that the most effective way to ensure that that didn't happen was to talk to him directly and tell him to cut it out and there were going to be serious consequences if he did. >> reporter: president obama vowed there will be a response. how we approach an appropriate response that increases costs
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for them for behavior like this in the future but does not create problems for us is something that is worth taking the time think through and figure out. >> announcer: and he rebuked some republicans who were supportive of putin. >> over a third of republican voters approve of vladimir putin, the former head of the kgb. >> reporter: we should point out those numbers come from a economist that doesn't meet cnn's polling standards. regarding the president said he's urged his successor to work in a non partisan way. >> my hope is that the president elect is going to similarly be concerned with making sure that we don't have potential foreign influence in our election
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process. i don't think any american wants that. and that shouldn't be a source of an argument. i think that part of the challenge is that it gets caught up in the carryover from election season. >> reporter: heard the president say that he feels the real vulnerability is fears partisanship. when everything comes it is suspicion is is everything is seen at corrupt it opens the door for a foreign country to grab a foothold. and he was asked some stances put out there by the trump team, is it a good thing potentially? the president says he sees it as somewhere in between, acknowledging that fresh perspectives could be a positive for democracy, including on china. >> let's go to jim shoe toe nci.
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what stuff is he talking about that the u.s. can do to russia, to putin? >> first it doesn't have to be in the cyber realm. it could be economic. economic sanctions have been a favorite tool for this administration. it's certainly imposed economic costs on the russian economy and russian individuals. certainly hasn't changed the calculus on the ground but that is an option. you can also do with what the u.s. did with china when it discovered a chinese military unit was found out in the u.s. they listed arrest warrants for the men. and you could do this. they could never leave their country again. the big step would be in you
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took a cyber response to. this a retaliatory cyberattack. that could be in the same category. expose embarrassing information about russian leaders. i'm sure there are a lot of financial secrets vladimir putin would not want exposed or going after critical infrastructure in russia, the analogy sort of being turn the lights off in moscow. that's a something that certainly has risks for america. and james clapper and others have made the point we are particularly vulnerable in that space. so you have to acknowledge that if you take that step you better be prepared if for blowback. >> and at some point if you do things like that you got to call it for what it is. it is war. clarissa ward is "outfront" in moscow. what is the reaction there? >> reporter: well the reaction is the same as it has been since
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these allegations first reared their head back in october. it's been branded by the kremlin spokesman as ludicrous nonsense. today he said provide some proof this has been going on or cease and desist from these accusations which he categorized as being indecent. on the surface there is very much an heir of how dare you. it couldn't even possibly be us. this is playing out as a deliberate ploy for president obama to try to cover up from the american people some of the deep and desperate problems that are ongoing in the u.s. it is also being portrayed in some media as a deliberate attempt to poison the well ahead of a potential warming of relations with president elect trump taking office next month. so people here are not paying too much attention to these allegations and id wouldn't
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expect to see that change any meaningful way with what we've heard tonight. but what's interesting is while they officially deny it, there is also a sense of pleasure people hear her taking in the idea they are getting all this attention and they could be responsible for such an audacious attempt. >> interesting word to use is pleasure. "outfront" now. dan pfeifer, alice stewart. david gergen, who advised four presidents, including reagan. and mark preston, our executive editor for politics. on this issue where clarissa says they are taking pleasure out of this. today president obama didn't use diplomatic language at all. here he is. >> the russians can't change us or significantly weaken us. they are a smaller country.
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they are a weaker country. their economy doesn't produce anything that anyone want to buy except oil and gas and arms. they don't innovate. but they can impact us if we lose track of what we are. >> those are strong words for a country we are not at war. maybe an adversary but not at war with, calling them weaker and smaller and doesn't produce anything anybody wants and doesn't innovate. is that a mistake? >> no. i don't think it is a mistake. perhaps a little blunter than in previous things. but he's made this point repeatedly over the last two and a half three years here while the russians have made specific efforts to try to destabilize the world order. in crimea. trying to cause trouble in the greater ukraine. so it is important to
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understand. and it is interesting in a world where we have a lot -- very few issues where there is bipartisan agreement. republicans and democrats maybe had a different approach but a similar approach in that he's an adversary, someone who has to be dealt with through sanctions and diplomatic means. the one exception to that is trump and his new administration. it will be interesting to see how that plays out over the coming months. >> you herd president obama tell putin he said to cut it out on the hacking. lindsay graham tweeted in response clearly putin was not impressed by obama threat in september to cut it out or face consequences and that matches our report actually. it did in fact continue. why not give trump's putin friendly strategy a shot if an adversely stance certainly did not seem to work? >> are you saying give trump a
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chance? >> give trump's russian or pro putin strategy specifically, yeah. >> well the obama administration early on hit the reset bunt and tried to develop a respectful relationship. and it didn't work. and i think president obama rightly recognized that putin is a thug. and he looked into the putin's eyes and what he i saw is a cold-blooded killer. donald trump looks in his eyes and sees something else. and today i think he not only blamed the russians for the hacking and tried to elect donald trump but he also went after the aleppo slaughters. importantly with comments by
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hillary clinton in the last 24 hours, the speech last night which she said the russian hacking was quote an attack upon our country. attack upon our country and made it very plain that she thought the haking along with mr. comey's actions cost her the election. >> president obama made that point of the gop voters saying look. just republicans in general. they don't like vladimir putin. 37%. but he cited it in his press conference. he then went on to say ronald reagan, his words were ronald reagan would roll over in his grave. would he to see what donald trump is doing now cozying up to russia? >> i think it is a little premature to assume we know what donald trump is going to do. but i think to the point we talked about with regard to how a bam has handled putin, he
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clearly shaped mitt romney for his showing concern about putin. he set the reset button. he's been naming and shaming him but not really forcing back forcefully to incur any change. i think to jeff's point we need to impose sanctions. possibly consider a countercyberattack. what we're doing, just calling names and whispering in his ear in china has not worked. and i think it's -- donald trump to placate to russia. in the primaries any time anyone became a threat to him. he was nigh to ted cruz. he was nice to ben carson. as soon as they became a threat he cleaned their plate. >> president obama did start off with a russian reset. i was in moscow right after president obama won. on the cover.
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the tourist kiosks. the debate with mitt romney, when russia was a top geopolitical threat against america. here is what president obama said. >> the 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back. because the cold war he's been over for 20 years. >> mark, he really changed his words. this is the guy who today said they were weak and didn't sell anything people want to buy. they don't innovate. this sounds like two different people. >> no doubt about that. and i think what barack obama realized after being in office for a couple of years is that no matter what he was going to do with russia to try to hit the reset button it just wasn't going to work. the fact is vladimir putin is not a good actor and he's certainly not someone who's a good ally. which is even more puzzling why donald trump has chosen to embrace putin and disregard the intelligence gathering of our folks who are out there saying russia is the ones who tried to
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meddle with the election system. we're at a point right now where barack obama could be critical of vladimir putin because he's a short timer. has about a month left before he actually leaves office. so this is his way of throwing a little billiont of shade as the young's kids now say at vladimir putin. and how is donald trump going to deal with vladimir putin is really a question we don't have an answer to. and quite frank, republicans are concerned about it. we've seen it with lindsay graham. >> and quickly before we go alston, sounds like you have some concern on this too. but we're not sure yet. >> we're not sure. and one thing to be friendly with someone but it doesn't mean they are your friend. and i think he's been friendly to this point probably to more of a degree than some people are comfortable with. but once he becomes the commander in chief and is leader of this country and he sees
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putin as a threat i think we're going to see a different mind seth and a different use of words with regard to putin. >> next donald trump to speak in orlando live. how will he respond about president obama's tough talk about putin and he? and jeanne moos on the perils of product demos on y tv. we've all been here. and here... and here. the answer is 8. bottom line, life is hard. that's why godaddy created website builder... it makes creating a website...easy. build an awesome mobile-friendly, website... and it's free to get started. plus with the money you save, you can hire a math tutor.
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is at that rally. jim do you think the president elect will respond to president obama tonight? >> reporter: i did talk to an aide to the president elect who said he's expected to stick to the script we've been hearing over and over again at these so called thank you rallies and he has one coming up here in orlando in just a few moments. there are christmas trees behind me. it is decidedly warmer down here in florida. last night in pennsylvania donald trump went after the white house press secretary, called him foolish after earnest went after the intelligence community. and today president obama really urging president elect to get on board with this probe of russian hacking into the political
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process. and it is interesting to note. kellyanne conway, was saying president obama loves his country. he'll shut all of this squabbling down. later this afternoon she talked to reporters in trump tower and said president obama's team has been incredibly helpful. so you get the sense they are all trying to turn down the temperature and things got very testy in the last 24 hours. speaking of kellyanne conway, she called me within the last hour sating next to the president elect to confirm that south carolina congressman nick mulvaney has been chosen as president elect's budget director. that is something the president elect is confirming to cnn through kellyanne conway. and it is gesture to the house freedom caucus. you know, the group of very conservative republicans up on capitol hill that mulvaney is
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getting this spot. so sending a signal that donald trump likes having one of these inside his administration, erin. >> thank you jim acosta. something of course that could help him considering the independent estimates are for significant borrowing to fulfill his economic promises. "outfront" now jefrd lord and keith boykin. prob said today the white house changes today. president obama said today. here is how he put it. >> when donald trump takes the oath of office and is sworn in as the 45th president of the united states then he's got a different set of responsibilities and considerations. and i've said this before. i think there is a sobering process when you walk into the oval office. >> so are we going to see a different droump? >> i don't think soonald trump? >> i don't think so. i worked in the white house more president clinton and i've known barack obama for years. and i just don't think that
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donald trump is the type of person who will be changed by the oval office. i think he's shown who he is. throughout his term as a candidate when he ran for office and during the transition. he's on twitter every day. he's attacking "vanity fair" and "saturday night live." he's attacking reporters and union bosses and anyone who disagrees with him. he's a thin-skinned very troubled person. and i don't think he's going to be any different as president of the united states. >> i think he's the president elect of the united states and with reason. last night i had the opportunity to be in hershey at that rally that gym acosta was just talking about.jim acosta was just talkig about. and i can tell you he was himself and the people in that room, about 12,000 people, that is exactly what they want to see. that is why he is president in the first place. do i think he's got a sober understanding of what goes on in
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the oval office? >> sure. every president goes through a the new situation where they adjust. he'll go through that too. this is a serious man. a serious executive. a man who built this global company. you don't get there without being a serious man. >> i agree with what you are saying jeffrey that he spoke to his crowd last night and that is what they wanted to hear. but that is not what the president elect needs to do. >> is he a serious man? >> no he's not a serious person. no one seriously believes, except for maybe jeffrey and a few of trump's supporters no one seriously believes donald trump is a serious man. >> and that is why he's president is because you undere underestimated him. >> he's still on twitter. still attacking people. he hasn't had a press conference in 142 days. he hasn't released his tax returns. his going against every traditional norm of politicians lekked in history. >> the world is changing though.
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>> but there are some norms, basic acts of decorum that this president elect hasn't even begun to attempt to try to do to bridge that gap. there is a chasm in our country. a chasm a deep dividing chasm because of this election that just took place and donald trump is not doing anything to correct that. >> well of course he is. of course he is. but he was elected to lead the company in a specific direction and he's going to do that. and as to some of the things you are talking about. the whole release the taxes thing, only people like us cared about that. the american people, those people that were in that room last night they could not have possibly cared. >> and frankly voters overwhelmically in this issue that was an issue that people in washington cared. the media cared about. the country did not seem to care about. there is no love lost between president obama and president elect trump. there is very career. but today kellyanne conway was with him on the plane. jim acos sta said side by side
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tonight. she said president obama could end the dispute. saying he need to step up. here is how she put it. >> if you want too shut this down and you actually love the country enough to have this peaceful transition in our great democracy between the obama administration and the trump administration, there are a couple of people in prominent positions. one is named obama. is one is named hillary clinton since it is people still trying to fight over her election. they could shut this down. >> she right? >> of course she's not right. i a lot a words to describe that but i won't use any of them on tvgts. let me just say this. president obama had so sit through five years in the oval office while donald trump accused him of not being el visib eligible to be president of the united states. i think he now as president
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elect has an opportunity to take the high road. >> shouldn't he say yes i trust the intelligence communities instead of saying yes i illegitimately won. >> there are people trying to do that. when you listen to president obama and hillary clinton in this speech where she said well, putin doesn't like her. the factor of the matter is those people in that hall last night didn't vote for donald trump because of some russian hack. the state of michigan, wisconsin, pennsylvania, ohio, florida did not vote for donald trump because of some dumb hack. was there a hacking? sure. should bit investigated? yes. >> but he hasn't said that. >> what i'm saying to you this is not why he was elected. he wasn't elected because of the russians. height of absurdity and that is why he got elected because the these elites believe this kind of stuff. >> -- lost the popular vote by almost 3 million votes. secondly this is exactly the
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problem right now jeffrey. the campaign is over. >> yes. >> and donald trump if he wants to be president he can't just talk to the people in that hall. he has to talk to all the american people. he can't just be the president of his supporters. >> of course he's talking to all the american people what. he has to do is bring this country together. he's doing it. >> give me one example. >> the speeches he's been giving. >> oh yeah. >> thank you both. and now electoral college voters getting death threats, the message don't vote trump. they do vote this weekend. and michelle obama coming out swinging in a new interview today with oprah winfrey. >> now we're feeling what not having hope feel lies lies approximate since we started shopping at way bfingerhut.com. first down!
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tonight first lady michelle obama opening up for the first time after the election really in a heart to heart interview with oprah win flee and she said the election of donald trump president elect has erased the feeling of hope. it is a pretty stunning thing to say. joe johns is "outfront." >> reporter: first lady michele obama candid in an interview with oprah winfrey, giving voice to many democrats may be feeling after the election. >> now we're feeling what not having hope feels like. >> he and i and so many believe, what else do you have if you don't have hope? what do you give your kids if you can't give them hope? i feel that barack has been that for the nation in ways that people will come to appreciate?
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having a grown up in the white house who can say to you in times of crisis and turmoil, hey, it is going to be okay. let's remember the good things that we have. let's look at the future. let's look at all of the things that we're building. >> reporter: once a reluctant campaigner, what she's saying today a far cry from 2008. >> hope is making a comeback. it is making a comeback. and let me tell you something for the first time until my adult lifetime, i'm really proud of my country. and not just because barack has done well. but because i think people are hungry for change. >> eight years later she was perhaps the most popular surrogate for hillary clinton. >> our motto is when they go low, we tgo high. >> reporter: powerful speeches, but not enough to put the democrat over the o top. >> here is where i want to get real. if hillary doesn't win this election that will be on us.
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>> reporter: the first lady's interview. what do we do if we don't have hope?" >> reporter: making few public comments since the election. >> we are ready to work with the next administration and make sure they are as successful as they can be because that is what's best for this country. >> reporter: and with just over a month left in the white house the first lady has mixed emotions about leaving, telling voeg i'm going miss waking up to this, having access any time i want. but on the flip side it's time. >> reporter: and mrs. obama despite a bit of prompting from the democrats has no interest in returning to the white house on her own terms. she has been encouraged to consider running for president herself one day but her regular answer to that has been she's not interested. "outfront" now. the author of "first women." and april ryan.
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you covered the first lady. you covered her extensively. what did she mean? at a moment like this when there are so many people who feel despair but so many who feel euphoria and excitement. what did she mean when she said about it that now she knows what it feels like to not have hope. >> well you know this first lady first of all is real and authentic. and she speaks her mind. she doesn't sugar coat. and i think that is a lot of her alore. and a lot of her just why people think she just has some kind of special juice. but there are a lot of people in the nation, particularly the base that supported the obamas. supported this president to become president twice. there is a big concern within the base that much of what they have done. efforts to help bridge the racial divide in almost every category will be overturned and that is one of the pieces when
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she's talking about hope. >> so kate, that may be the case but the first lady is very strategic. no doubt that's what she she meant but i mean strategic in the sense that she knows people are listening. she knows it has impact. millions and millions of people are going to watch that interview and she didn't make this comment off the cuff. >> i think you're right. and she's very relatable. and i've spoken with east wing aides just talking about how east wink is reel really the heart and the west wing is the head. michelle obama can talk in an emotional way a little more honestly and almost reminds me of someone like betty 230rd. she was talking about being pro choice when her husband was not pro choice. michelle obama still does sort of act like the confines of a first lady. she's fairly traditional first
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lady but she does manage to occasionally surprise people by being very open and very honest. >> yeah let me just play again, april, exactly this exchange between oprah and the first lady. here it is. >> the election was all about hope. do you think that this administration achieved that? >> yes. i do. because we feel the difference now. see now we're feeling what not having hope feels like. >> so april, what could be the takeaway from this. i mean, her approval ratings are in the sixties and she may or maintain care about that. that obvious means a lot of people approve of her and like her. does she damage that by making a compensate like she made there which seemed so openly negative about donald trump. >> it all depends on cha side of the spectrum you sit or view it from. people who supported president
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barack obama, they understood where he was coming from. it was about inclusion, inclusiveness. and now we're going to a time where we hear things about, you know, maybe having a registry, or if that is the case. not even necessarily a registry. but trying to figure out how we protect our nation by blocking those who want to come in. be it muslim. be it mexicans, be it whomever. so we are now going back to a time where we have to really consider who we are. how we are, and is this really who we want to be in 2017. we've seen this years and years ago. and we are going back to a situation of profiling. issues of profiling. president elect donald trump said law and order. and law and order for him means stop and frisk, which is essential profiling. so are we going back o a time that we once saw? that's the big question.
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>> she's doing something though that the president himself went do. he's not going to come out and say this is not what not having hope feels like. maybe he will. but he certainly has ptd to this point. people are looking for a leader of the democratic party desperately. because he's going pass that mantle on, he's made that clear. a lot of people want it to be here. she was asked this. here is what she said. >> i will not run for president. no. no. not going to do it. there is so much that i can do outside of the white house. and sometimes there is much more that you can do outside of the white house. >> kay, could you change her mind? >> i don't think that she will. she could. president obama has said there are three things that are certain in life, death taxes and michelle is never running for president. i really don't think she wants to. i think she's disgusted with the way that washington works.
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i think they will do something with, you know, like the carter center has done and maybe a less controversial clinton foundation, something melding the humanitarian issues with urban issues like they care about. my brother's keeper initiative. things like that. i would be curious to see if they get into gun control or something more controversial like that. but i think she'll feel liberated now to speak her mind even more. she really hasn't been able to talk that much about issues like gun control, as first lady. and so i think that we could see them doing something like with the carters have done, which has been extraordinary. so something in the humanitarian realm. >> thank you very much, both of you. and next death threats against electoral college voters as they prepare to vote on monday. we're going to talk to one man who got 600 letters in one day. 600 letters in one day, telling him not to vote trump. and russian millionaires and billionaires trying to snap up luxury homes across the united states because of this special
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>> this one came in a day before the election. hey blank head, i'll find you and put a bullet in your fat blanking mouth. >> death threats fill the social media accounts. >> this is a tweet i received. has a picture of a noose on it. >> his mailbox packed with commands coming from around the country. 2,000 just this week he says. >> oregon, oklahoma, washington states. >> reporter: the mailman even interrupting our interview to deliver another 600 letters, all calling on him not to vote for donald trump. something he along with michigan's 15 other electors pledge to do, regardless of the pressures. >> i've had death wishes. people just saying i hope you die. do society a favor. throw yourself in front of a bus. and just recently i was reading a blog about me. and unfortunately these people
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not only called for the burning of myself but my family. which is completely out of theline. >>. >> reporter: michigan state law keeps him from changing his vote. electors and 27 other states and district of colombia also have faithless elector laws. but in 26 states they can go rogue. anti-trump groups are not letting up, posting the names and addresses of 283 electors on the internet, encouraging people across to country write the electors encouraging them to vote against trump. they say at least 20 electors are on board. but they need 37 for the election to go through the house of representatives. >> republican members of the electoral college, this message
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is for you. >> reporter: hollywood stars are pushing for an alternate ending as well, by pushing this video. >> you can give the house of representatives the option to select a qualified candidate. >> reporter: but that's never happened before. and benarian says. >> it's hypocrisy. i think if the role was reversed, would be the same way for hillary clinton had she won. >> reporter: the pressure is mounti mounting and some really starting to feel the heat not just because of the piles of letters at home they are getting but also because of what donald trump is doing. one elector says she's been a donald trump supporters from the get go. but now she's worried he's not going to deliver on his
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promises, like building the border wall on the south side border. now she's also worried that she's between a rock and a hard place because she says if she doesn't vote for trump she could be under the thumb of the transition team which could mean being banished by the party. >> thank you so much rosa. and "outfront" now mark preston, our executive political editor. when it comes to that man, that rosa profiled in that piece, it is pretty disgusting what's happening to him. it is disgusting. it is awful. and it is obscene. shouldn't someone high up in the democratic party step up and say enough. it is not going change. behave like adults. have some respect. let's move on. >> let's move forward. let's not look backwards. there is nothing like a lot of hollywood folks telling you what you should do. when you look at how much middle
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america was so frustrated with the party elite and of course hollywood from the democratic represents that. but to your point there is no in the democratic party right now that is an actual leader. nobody you can actually look up. barack obama is on his way out the door and the party needs to find who their next generation of democrats are going to be. >> and michelle obama doesn't want to be that person at this point. but she is sort of the de facto next leader. and "outfront" next. most americans can't afford them but one very wealthy group of people wants to snatch up luxury apartments in new york city. and could be because of the trump/putin relationship. and jeanne moos reports no one was seriously injured in the making of this story.
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>> reporter: their titrate in primarily luxury rooms. three finishes. and. >> no neighbors on the floor. >> and stunning price tags. higher prices properties have always attracted the eye of the russian rich. but recent years buying stalled after sanctions on russia annexed crimea from ukraine. but times have changed. >> it wouldn't be bad to duet along with russia. right? >> it wouldn't be bad. >> president elect donald trump hasn't shied about his warm approach to russia. >> i think i'd get along very well with vladimir putin. i just think so.
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>> reporter: this attorney says investors are listening. >> they see trump as someone who is open to a conversation that was lacking for the last couple of years. and someone who opens the door where the door was shut so many years. >> reporter: the trickle down effect felt almost immediately in the real estate market. the estimated number of russian buyers spiked 35% following the election. >> seems in the last couple of weeks it's really picked up. hard to say. multiple times a week we're dealing with russian buyers. >> right now the real estate interest waits to see if interests turns to purchase and if more russians will soon call america home or at least a second home. >> i think after january 20th is when we'll start seeing whether this friendly posture is real or not. and there is a lot of optimism on the other side of the planet
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hoping that it is real. "outfront" next. jeanne moos with the courageous television anchor who refuses to let pretty much anything stop her.
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on live tv anything can happen at any moment. the simplest of segments can go awry. and you probably get great
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pleasure out of it. maybe not always so much. >> reporter: it was called a rough stretch. for those who make a living on live tv. on kt tv's good day l.a., they had come to the grand finale of their hot holiday gift segment. >> we are ready! >> reporter: ready for disaster as she positions herself on a $1,000 electric scooter. studio road kill, as the studio version of silent night plays on. to make sure she was okay she went to the hospital. but the anchor who crashed isn't the only one attracting eyeballs. lisa posted a photo of herself
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giving a thumb's up longest a paramedic. and all's well that ends with a hot firefighter. right? meanwhile some canadian sports casters found himselves in hot water. >> a back up goaltender saying -- woe. there goes a piece of the roof. on live television. on live television theed into just fell apart. >> reporter: and lisa described her injuries as just swoelen and bruised and. the owner of root 66, the store that loaned out the scooter told cnn it has awesome brakes, if only she used them. he also said if you googled
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lisa, she falls down a lot. we did and she does. the thing about lisa she gets back up and back on. jeanne moos, cnn new york. >> she is impressive. and a good sport. and tough. all right. thank you so much for joining us. have a great weekend. ac 360 starts right now. good evening. john berman here. in for anderson. the message tonight "putin did it." president obama didn't use no exact words but almost blamed directory the russian president for starting a cyber war. it is not always one finger points the finger at another. given how carefully president obama weighs every word, sometimes agonizely so, it is exceedingly rare to go as far as he did today in his final news conference of the year. listen. >> what we spl

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