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don't let government devalue and delegitimize journ liz m. thanks for being here this morning. thanks for tuning in. we'll see you on line seven days a week. and we will be right back here next week. pointing to putin. president obama threatens to retaliate against russia for interfering in the u.s. election. >> whatever they do to us, we could potentially do to them. >> senator john mccain will be here live. and fall out. hillary clinton blames the fbi for her loss. now the attorney general weighs in. >> it was painful for me. >> what loretta lynch wishes she could take back. our exclusive exit interview
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with her next. plus, family business. as the trump kids have both a seat at the transition table and a hand in the family global business empire. democrats cry foul. and the best political minds will be here with insights on what happens next. >> hello. i'm jake tapper in washington with the state of our union is walking through a winter wonderland. we are wondering what 2017 will be like and the shall we say unpresidented nature of it all. before heading to florida for christmas, donald trump gave what he said would be the final rally of his so-called thank you tour and then promised to do more rallies. >> this is the last time i'll be speaking at a rally for maybe a while, you know. they're saying as president he
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shouldn't be doing rallies, but i think we should, right? we've done everything else the opposite. >> he shows no sign of giving up. his twitter feed which he used last night first he called the chinese seizure of an american underwater drone in international waters unpresidented, fixed to unprecedented later in the day. but then the president-elect tweeted we should tell china that we don't want the drone they stole back. let them keep it. joining me live to discuss this and much else is arizona republican senator john mccain. good morning, senator. >> good morning, jake. >> what do you make of president-elect trump reacting like this. what does it mean to tell the chinese to keep the drone?
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is there a strategy behind that? >> i don't know. i know that the chinese are able to do a thing called reverse engineering where they're able to, while they hold this drone, able to find out all of the technical information and some of it is pretty valuable. but the fundamental here is that the chinese have taken an american vehicle and in international waters in a gross violation of international law. maybe they saw the success that the iranians had after they captured two american vessels and put american sailors on their knees and then when they were returned, the secretary of state thanked them for that. look, there's no strength on the part of the united states of america. everybody is taking advantage of it. and hopefully that will change soon. but it's -- it's almost unheard
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of, jake, for american vehicles and ships in international waters being taken by another iranian or in this case chinese ship in gross violation of international law. >> let's turn to russia. president obama on friday defended his response to the russia hack during a press conference. take a listen. >> in early september when i saw president putin 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 or there were going to be some serious consequences if he didn't. >> what did you think of the president's response? and how do you think the u.s. needs to respond going forward? >> well, the president's response was sort of an acknowledgment that an endorsement of what they have already done. the president has no strategy
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and no policy as to what to do about these various cyber attacks that have possibly disrupted an american election. we need a select committee. we need to get to the bottom of this. we need to find out exactly what was done and what the implications of the attacks were, especially if they had an effect on our election. there is no doubt they were interfering and no doubt it was a cyber attack. the question now is how much and what damage and what should the united states of america do. and so far, we've been totally paralyzed. i'm sure that when -- when putin was told cut it out, unquote, i'm sure that slad mere putin immediately stopped all cyber activity. the fact is they are hacking every single day in other areas of our military and all kinds of
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different aspects of american life that they're able to penetrate. and we have no strategy, nor do we have any policy towards that. and it's very disturbing. >> just to underline what you said, you're calling for a select committee, joint house and senate to investigate what happened with the russian hack. you are being critical of president obama's posture. but president-elect trump seems to have a friendly posture towards push yerussia, one that upset you. when president-elect trump called you to discuss the election, did you raise your concerns of russia to him? >> no, because it was a brief conversation and he mentioned that he was -- that general
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maddus, who was going to be his nominee, there was not a conversation. but what's happening here, jake, when we see the seizure of these ships and we see the cyber attacks, when we see the dismemberment of syria, when we see the tragedies that are taking place there, which are heart-breaking, which are absolutely heart-breaking while we sat by and watched all this happen, this is a sign of a possible unraveling of the world order that was established after world war ii, which is made one of the most peaceful periods in the history of the world. we're starting to see the strains and the unraveling of it and that is because of an absolute failure of an american leadership. when an american doesn't lead, a lot of other bad people do. and that's why we're seeing this slaughter in aleppo that it breaks your heart.
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>> i understand that you're critical of president obama on this issue. but are you not even more concerned about the fact that president-elect trump seems to want to be friends with putin? i haven't heard him ever criticize putin ever, have you? >> no, i have not heard him criticize putin. i think reality is going to interseed at one point or another, just because of the russian activities. and i hope that with people that general maddis and some other people around him that we will quickly understand what the russians are all about. and that is they are ahead of us in many respects in this whole issue of cyber warwarfare. so we not only need a select committee on what they did in this case but the whole issue of cyber warfare, where we have no strategy and no policy because
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it is one of the areas where they have an advantage, perhaps the only area where they have an advantage over us. >> hillary clinton spoke to her donors on thursday night in new york city. she pointed the finger t putin. take a listen. >> putin himself directed the covert cyber attacks against our electoral system, against our democracy apparently because he has a personal beef against me. >> i've heard some commentators criticize clinton for sighing that putin directed attacks against the system. that it sounds like she's saying the voting machines themselves were attacked. do you agree with that criticism? what do you make of her overall argument? >> i have seen no evidence that the voting machines were tampered with. i see no evidence that the
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election would have been different. but that doesn't change the fact that the russians and others, chinese to a lessor degree, have been able to interfere with our electoral process, whether -- how serious it is and how -- whether it would have affected the outcome of the election or not is the reason why we need to have a select committee. jake, the responsibilities for cyber is spread over about four different committees in the senate and each doing their own thing, frankly, is not going to be the most efficient way of arriving at a conclusion. this is serious business. if they're able to harm the electoral process, then they destroy dmek rasy, which is faced on free and fair elections. >> before you go, sir, if a democrat were in the same position as donald trump right now, the democrat had been
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helped, arguably by the russians interfe interfering, if the democrat had never criticized putin, if a democrat had appointed somebody to be his secretary of state who received the friendship of russia award, do you think you would be more critical of that president-elect than you are being of president-elect? >> i think i have been quite concerned about the nominee for the secretary of state. i would have been much more -- well, as i say, i would be -- i am heart broken over what's happened in aleppo. the genocide that's taken place there. no matter who would have been president when that happened, i would have been just as critical, just as i was critical of the failures of the george w. bush administration. i was critical of the reagan
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administration. i believe that right now when you look at america's position in the world, we're very serious jeopardy and america is still the greatest nation in the world, but we have a lot of work to do to restore our position in the world and defend this nation. and we need a select committee on cyber and we need to do a lot of other things like sail the international waters without fear of being impeded by chinese activities. >> senator john mccain, thank you very much. good to see you and merry christmas to your family, sir. >> thank you, jay. >> president obama arrived in hawaii. but he addressed reports that putin was responsible for the cyber attack on the democratic national committee. >> not much happens in russia
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without putin. this is pretty higher arky cal operation. last i checked, there is not a lot of debate and democratic deliberation, particularly when it comes to policies directed at the united states. we have said, and i will confirm, that this happened at the highest levels of the russian government. >> seemingly pointing the finger of blame of loss at two people, putin and comey. to both the clinton private e-mail server and the russian hacks, i sat down with this interview. >> right now there is a big debate about whether or not the russians were motivated by a desire to tip the election to donald trump. what do you think was the motive for the russians based on the
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evidence you have seen? >> i think this is a serious issue, and i think it requires and calls for the study and the review that the president has directed that all of us who were in the intelligence community or affiliated with it undertake. and, so, i think it requires that kind of serious review of all the information that we gather before we can come to conclusions that can be discussed about motivation and intent. we began that process, obviously, over the summer. as you know in october the intelligence community came out with the assessment and attribution that russia was behind the hacks. as you know we rarely do attributions. but it is an important issue. it is an issue that people are concerned about and do need information about. our goal is to provide them with the information that is thoroughly investigated, fully vetted, and that we can provide in an open setting. >> i have to ask you about this
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in the washington post by the clinton campaign manager john poe des ta. we said in 2015 it failed to send even a single agent to warn senior dnc officials. messages were left with the dnc it help desk. is that an accurate description of the outreach that the fbi did, and if so, is that sufficient? >> as we talked about earlier this year, the investigation into the hacks with the dnc and the dccc is an ongoing investigation. so i'm not able to comment on the specifics of how people were contacted. but i can say that the fbi has worked closely with those organizations, both to discuss what we have learned about the hacks to gather information about them so that we can continue this investigation. >> whether or not you can get into specifics, is it true that there was this level of calling the dnc that doesn't sound
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particularly competent or doesn't sound like it had the urgency that one would think? is that basic description that he makes, is that accurate. >> this investigation was taken seriously from the beginning. this is a serious issue. i can't comment about his sources or where he gets his information. what i can say he is not involved in the ongoing investigation, so he wouldn't be privy to everything that would have been done or said to that. as i said, he's entitled to his opinion. >> but he's not entitled to his facts. and that's what i'm wondering about, if his facts are accurate. he finds it infur rating. nearly at the exact same time that no one in the fbi could be bothered to drive to the dnc, two agents were at a tech firm. we is suggesting without question that hillary clinton's e-mail server got more attention from the justice department and
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the fbi than this hack investigation by russia, which i think it's fair to say seems fairly serious. >> well, that's an ongoing investigation, so i would say it's been taken seriously. >> did the clinton investigation get more attention than the hacks. >> i don't think that it is going to be helpful to try and draw equivalencies so any investigation with others to say and, therefore, it means that one was more or less important because, as i said, one is resolved right now. one is finished and one is very active and very ongoing. there you see a great deal of activity still continuing. >> i know you can't comment on the active investigation, but let me put it this way, john podesta is out there trashing the fbi and saying the investigation into the hacks at the dnc was substandard. that's clearly what he's saying. do you agree with that characterization? >> i don't. i don't. first of all, the investigation isn't even over. so i think it's impossible to
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characterize it in any one way or the other. you know, again, i don't know with mr. podesta is obtaining the information. >> he said "the new york times." >> and i know also because of his involvement with the campaign he's going to have a certain view of that. and, so, again, i allow him his opinion. everyone has a great deal of respect for him, so i allow him his opinion. i think you've got to look at every investigation separately. you've got to look at every case separately and you've got to allow for the fact that the way in which someone may be contacted is indicative of the full relationship that they develop or the response that they may have gotten initially from that organization as well. >> coming up the attorney general on what really happened during that controversial meeting she had on her plane with former president bill clinton.
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hillary clinton this week blamed fbi director james comey once again for moving swing state voters to donald trump in the days before the election. now for the first time you will hear from loretta lynch on what was going on inside the justice department and any regrets she might have about the way any of it was handled. >> i'm sure you know that hillary clinton and her campaign feel as though comey and his actions, the fbi director, had a very negative effect on her campaign. is it fair to say that as a general note you wish that basic protocols had been upheld through the the year when it came to dealing with investigations that could have affected the election? >> you know, i think that, you know, people are very close to this issue right now and certainly the clinton campaign is going to be closer than anyone to this issue. so they will have strong
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feelings about that. as i said, i allow people to have those feelings and express them as they choose. that's their right. what we have said here is that we have handled the investigation in a way that was consistent with the way all investigations were handled. unusual circumstances developed. the fbi director has spoken about why he made a decision to go on a particular route and now he made that decision. so i am going to let that stand as it is. >> but it's been reported that you disagreed with his decision,especially the decision to write that letter in act. is that accurate? >> i can tell you that discussions were had at the highest levels of the department. my views were made known and communicated to him. but as i said, i think there is going to be a lot of analysis about this and i think we'll all be looking at a whole host of factors that went into this election cycle ranging from that issue to again the ongoing investigation and review into russia's activities, so activities that were occurring
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throughout the country at the local level and people are all going to be looking at that for a lock time. >> take me back to june 27th. you and president clinton for both in phoenix, arizona. he saw your plane on the tar pac mac. how did that visit happen? did he just come in? >> i can't say what president clinton saw or thought because i wasn't in communication with him before that. so i don't know what was in his mind. >> no, but the fbi agent said, hey, he's outside. he wants to come in. >> we were landing and moving on and we were about to leave and about to go into our cars and move on to our evening events, and it was communicated to me that he wanted to say hello. and that was all the information that we gained. >> trump campaign manager told me that that meeting, president clinton coming to you, quote, bothered some voters because it played right into the culture of corruption, the note there is a
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different set of rules for elites like the clintons. looking back, do you wish that when he came over, you said we really shouldn't talk? it would be really inappropriate. hello and good-bye. >> so as i've said at the time, i think days after that meeting, i regretted not seeing that issue and not seeing around that corner. you know, i regretted viewing it as just, again, as the number of people who come by and say hello. >> it didn't cross your mind that somebody is going to make a big deal out of this? our conversation went longer than i anticipated. >> he's a talker. >> he is a talker, yes, yes. he is a talker. i really do believe, jake, that, you know, things happen. as i said, i wish i had seen around that corner and not had that discussion with the former president, as innocuous as it was because it did make people
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wonder is it going to affect the investigation that's going on. and that's not something that was an unreasonable question for anyone to ask. and my view is and always has been, that when you are in public life or even in private life and you make the mistake, you own it and you talk about it right away. you let people know what you're going to do to deal with the impact of that mistake. and my concern was what impact was that going to have on people's views of the department of justice and the work that we were doing. >> so in retrospect, i'm sorry, mr. president, it would be inappropriate for us to talk? do you wish you said that? >> i do regret sitting down and having a conversation with him because it did give people a concern. my greatest concern is making sure that people understand that the department of justice works in a way that's independent and looks at everybody equally. and when you do something that gives people a reason to think differently, that's a problem. it was a problem for me. it was painful for me. so i thought it was important to
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clarify it as quickly and as clearly and as cleanly as possible. >> do you think that director comey's press conference was also affected by this, the idea he wanted to be as transparent as possible in that summer press conference because of this impression that some people might have because bill clinton came to you that day? >> i didn't speak to the director about why he had his press conference before he did it. we learned of it right before he did that. he was trying to be as transparent as possible in a matter that was generating a lot of attention. >> but certainly if bill clinton hadn't gotten on the tarmac that time and gone to you, things might have been different. you would have had more say. you would have been able to control comey more. it might have changed the letter at the end there. >> i don't think that it would have changed his view of what he had to say or not say to congress. i mean, that was what he based his letter on. >> you would be deferred to him. >> i can't speculate also as to
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how anyone might have considered that view differently at all. >> i know the uptick in hate crimes around the election has been an issue of focus for you. why do you think there was an uptick around the election? >> we have been seeing this uptick really in the last several years. the report that the fbi just issued focussed on 2015 and saw a rise in hate crimes overall in a rather alarmingly large increase in hate crimes directed against muslim americans. certainly we've gotten more reports over the last several months and those reports are under investigation also. so we're watching it very, very carefully. i think it's a combination of things. the rhetoric around the election awakens certain views in people and they may or may not feel empowered to act on it. and i know that they will take public safety very seriously.
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for me, it's important to talk to these groups and these communities who are feeling concerns, who are feeling anxiety over the statistics, over the numbers, over the rhetoric, over the freedom that some people seem to feel at this point in time to express hate. you know, obviously what we do in the department is defend the first amendment as well. you know, we defended the deaf people's right to say things no matter how hateful they are at times. but you have always got to wonder, why is it so important to some people to express themselves in the most visit ree yolic and negative terms possible? i'll leave that for people to consider for themselves. >> we're sitting in a room with portraits of your predecessors. >> yes. >> what do you want your legacy to be? >> i would like, and again you can never pick your legacy, people are going to look at the body of work and things will stand out. but i would hope that the legacy
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of my term here at attorney general would be the time the department of justice reached out to all americans and made sure that no matter where they were from, where they looked like, where they lived, that the department of justice reached out to them to hear their voices and connect them to the deepest, deepest elements of justice, of equality, of freedom in this country. >> thank you so much for your time. good luck to you. >> thanks. >> coming up president obama claims ronald reagan would be rolling over in his grave right now listening to trump talk about russia. apparently the '80s called after call.
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your cia is saying we russians try to win elections. >> i know all lies made up by bitter people who need to move on. >> so you trust me more than american cia. >> all i know is i won. >> wow. this guy is blowing my mind. >> "saturday night live" taking on this simmering tension between president-elect trump and the u.s. intelligence
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committee. mike rogers cnn national security commentator, and cnn political commentators. congressman, try to explain this to me. why the friendliness to putin even at the expense of our own u.s. intelligence agencies? what is the game plan here from president-elect trump, if there is one? >> well, i don't know. i would rethink their strategy a little bit. they are going to get the keys to every cabinet on january 21st. so they will be able to do their own assessment on where they feel the intelligence community got it right or got it wrong. that i don't understand why you'd pick a fight early. but that being said, i do think that the president-elect is trying to find some places to work together with russia, just like george w. bush did, just like barack obama did. they all kind of came to that same trek wreck at the end of the day, but i think it's imperative for every president to believe they are the ones
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that could bring an adversary to heal in certain places in the world and find that common ground. i think that's the same process going on with donald trump as its did all of the other previous other presidents. >> congresswoman, you represent a lot of workers in michigan, many of whom voted for donald trump. what do they make of all this? >> first of all, we have to remind ourselves, this is not about politics. this is about national security. and i am reassured to hear john mccain, a leader in the senate be calling for a select committee. this is about deck rasy and putin is trying to undermine dmom rasy. we've got every intelligence agency say fbi, cia, dih and homeland security saying are the rubbens are trying to undermine people's confidence, we have to look at what is happening. the congress sets up a checks
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and balances and we have to be responsible to make sure. >> this is baffling to anybody with a functioning brain stem. we have to be honest about this. yes, other presidents tried to say nice things about the russians and other, you know, warm things in their heart and they love. not in the face of an active attack on the country. cyber war is real war. so you have an active attack on our country and you have the president-elect cannot find it in himself to say this is wrong and it needs to stop. listen, he could respond personally to an attack. he could respond as a partisan to an attack, but he can't respond as a patriot to an attack? this is an attack on our country and i think everybody is sitting here trying to pretend this is normal. this is not normal and it is dangerous. >> do you think one of the things going on here is donald trump is concerned that any acknowledgment of the russian
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hack, which all 17 u.s. intelligence agencies now agree happened, that anything -- any acknowledgment feeds a narrative that he's an ill legitimate president? is that the concern? >> i think clearly there is one president at a time. if you look at the cornerstone of donald trump's foreign policy is peace through strength, which is something that putin will respond to. let's not forget i don't think we need to mistake the fact he might be friendly towards putin, that's going to be the way he's going to proceed as president. and rewind four years ago and the debate with barack obama and mitt romny. president obama mocked him and wrote that off and has not been strong and pushed back against russia for many years. i think his weakness towards russia has made putin strong and that is a big concern. >> is it a danger for the trump presidency on this one? his brand is strong for america,
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not weak for russia. so he begins to open the door for people who want to undermine his presidency by not being tough on this. >> let me ask you a question, congressman. are you concerned at all, the real practical implications of this is there are nato states next to russia and what if putin decides to try to go into the baltics? do you think that president trump would send u.s. troops to dissuade putin from doing that or even from -- even to defend the balticbaltics. >> i know there have been lots of conversations on what does it look like to push back on the r russians. you saw we walked away from ukraine and the troop increase by russians in this country of georgia. we did this convoluted chemical deal that alienated our allies and strengthened their ties with
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iran. i think what you are seeing is a deal maker that comes in and says i am going to reset the negotiation table. it is going to be under my concerns. i think that's what you're seeing set up. there is really nothing that i would believe that i've seen, certainly from my time dealing with people who are now in positions in the transition, that they would walk away from any aggressive activity with russia. but i do think they are trying to say there is a different way we are going to do this, with a tougher negotiation straance, increase our military stance, do better nato negotiations, some talk about having joint operations in poland and other places militarily. so i think that changes the conversation pretty quickly. we are getting hung up on this issue. america has been in a cyber war for at least eight years. and we're not winning. and, so, this policy is not bubbled out in the public. i think this is a really strong opportunity for america to finally understand, listen, lots
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of nation states, iran has been after us, the russians have been after us. for the president to make a phone call and say cut that out, tells you how far we are behind in solid peace through strength. >> don't go anywhere. to be continued. the electoral college meets tomorrow. will any flip their votes. you'll hear from one next. stay with us.
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we feel the difference now. >> yeah. >> see, now we're feeling whatnot having hope feels like.
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>> michelle obama said yesterday that there is no hope. but i assume she was talking about the past, not the future because i'm telling you we have tremendous hope. >> we're back with our panel. let me ask you because you know michelle obama. when she said now we're feeling what lack of hope feels like, what did she mean? >> i think she's talking about the more than half of the voters who voted against donald trump who now are feeling more fearful than hopeful. she wasn't i think speaking about obviously the trump supporters who are feeling more hopeful and hahn ppy. you have to remember there is a level of heart break and concern and a level of fear in the muslim community that she was trying to speak to. and i think she's speaking for a lot of people. >> what did you make of the comments? >> exactly the same. we're a divided country.
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she was speaking for a side of the country that had wished for a different outcome. >> i take it as a personal comment, as opposed to something more political. she fought very, very hard for hillary clinton to win. and she's seeing part of her husband's legacy going away with the incoming presidency, so that does take a personal hit on her. i don't think she meant it politically the way it is being interpreted but it is a difficult loss for her and the president and democrats and those that didn't vote for donald trump. i didn't take it as something super strong against donald trump. >> the electors meet tomorrow and there has been a campaign to get some of them to not vote for donald trump. some hollywood celebrities have put out a video appealing to them, even by name. >> hello, ashley mcmilan. this is for you.
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as you know, our founding fathers built the electoral college to safeguard. >> ashley is a woman, but beyond that ashley, who i believe is the vice chair whoet to the wall street journal who talked about the pressure. she wrote i won't violate the will of the people of ca kansas. do you think anything besides donald trump becoming president will happen tomorrow? >> i think we have two americas. and in one america people feel like, listen, we have a system. we want electoral landslide. let it go forward. you have other people who say we think this guy is dangerous. we think we might have deep regrets. he might do things that could be horrible. let's do everything that we can in the electoral college.
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hamilton says there is going to be a check on tir ran any and dem a demi-gods. other people are saying what are you doing. >> i don't know where the outrage was when barack obama when four years ago. now -- >> i think the popular vote is an issue. >> i think it's at the end of day he won. that's going to stand and i think despite all these pleas from hollywood it is not going to change anything. >> it is not just hollywood. john poe december sta has been pushing for a security briefing about the role that russia played, the director of national intelligence said, no, that briefing is not going to happen. i can't say it is just hollywood liberals and actors. the clinton campaign has a hand in this two.
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>> this is dangerous the fact that there is two americas because that has created a level of political divide that's hard to get over if you go through this process. and i think this adds fuel to that fire. it's somehow somebody stole this. so they're basically saying all of the e-mails that were released showed us doing some really bad things that made americans have faith in us, had whoever do it, i would assume the russians, had the russians not pointed out or that information not been pointed out, all those bad things would have been kept quiet and we'd be president of the united states. that's a losing argument. >> the electoral college is there to protect also state's rights. it's also to protect other states. wisconsin, ohio, michigan went for donald trump because they said something's not working in washington d.c. in california or new york. we've got to change that. >> listen. i agree with much of what you
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say. i want to point out. it is the asik metric part of it. it's they released the bad e-mails from the democratics but not the republicans. >> when you talk about the divided america, here's the reality. the reality is when all gore won the popular vote, george bush knew he needed to push the country together. this president, when barack obama continued to pursue a further conspiracy. we are america, but there is a reality out there that we are divided. the electoral college is not a rubber stamp in many states. you do have to think about your vote. >> merry christmas. god bless us every one. after the break, it won't be hard to figure out who is on the naughty list this year. up next.
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welcome back. tis the show before christmas,
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before the day that saint nick's gifts are pending for the trump's as the white house is decorated, it is the donald who now decides who is naughty and nice, and that's the subject of this week's state of the union. it is the most wonderful time of the year. >> merry christmas, everybody. we are going to start saying merry christmas again. >> and this year donald trump wants to make christmas great again. and he's starting right inside trump tower, which closed down early this week for its annual christmas party. we in the press were not invited, so we have to imagine the festivities, such as kanye singing carols. ♪ and we all living the good life ♪ santa clause is coming to town. >> one imagines that santa trump has a list of nigaughty and nic
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which he is checking more than twice. there are plenty gifts he has to dole ut such as this one for rick berry. others, however, should probably expect a lump of coal. i'm looking at you governor romney. >> for spending your sunday with us, state of union for extras from the show. i'm jake tapper in washington. fareed is next. rodney and his new business. he teaches lessons to stanley... and that's kind of it right now. but rodney knew just what to do...he got quickbooks.
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it organizes all his accounts, so he knows where he stands in an instant. ahhh...that's a profit. which gave him the idea to spend a little cash on some brilliant marketing! ha, clever. wow, look at all these new students! way to grow, rodney! know where you stand instantly. visit quickbooks.com.
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this is gps, the goebl public square. welcome to all of you in the united states and around the world. i'm fareed sa car ra. we have an important show for you. we'll start with russia. is america's relationship with this long-time foe about to change quite dramatically? did russia push for trump's election? and why? can america counter russia's black ops? also, the paris agreement on climate change. >> this gives us the best possible shot to save the one planet we've got. will president-elect trump answer it?

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