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you know, this is what we are seeing this morning. an intense manhunt going on. hundreds of german police across germany waging different searches and one in a refugee house where m. amri is staying. there are all kinds of reports swirling around about what is going on. the german authorities are keeping things very close to their chest. but at the same time we're seeing headlines like these, they knew him, they did nothing. well that's not exactly right. let's take a look at our report. german authorities under scrutiny this morning, amoid the search for their country's most wanted man, 24-year-old anis amri, the fugitive walking fremonts ago despite concerns. >> one of the questions we're going to be sifting through to make sure that we understand how german intelligence failed to
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intercept this particular radicalized individual. >> reporter: he arrived in germany a year and a half ago, his father telling a radio show that his son headed to cologne after spending four years in an italian prison. he was convicted of damaging state property, assault and arson. but they note he was considered a petty criminal. in germany he was quickly placed under surveillance believed to be in touch with radical islamis islamists. in june his ask for asylum was deni denied. two months later amri was arr t arrested after being caught with fake papers but released. still considered a risk by authorities with known link to a radical preacher. >> the germans are a very good service and they're going to put all of their resources to find this person and this killer and bring him to justice.
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>> reporter: now police warning amri could be violent and armed, offering an $100,000 we reward for any information leading to his arrest, after finding his id in the truck that killed 12 and injured nearly 50 this monday. authorities believe amri is part of an extensive extremist network inside germany recru recruiting for isis. authorities say the ring leader of this network is this man, arrested in november on terrorism charges. so the fear of another attack -- there's kind of a mix here in on this morning here in germany, in berlin especially, intense security at the same time this christmas market where the truck plowed into on monday is reopening as we speak with concrete blocks being laid around the periphery. you see a lot of police, armed police watching around the periphery. at the same time we're seeing people starting to come to the christmas market. we're seeing people in santa hats but we also see people
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walking by a flowers, laying flowers and candles around the market mourning the tragedy >> thank you for all of that reporting. joining us, our editor in chief paul cruickshank and counterterrorism expert. nice to have both of you. paul, your reporting has been out front ever since this attack. you've been breaking news on our program and elsewhere. so tell us what the latest threats are that you're following. >> well that this is an investigation proceeding with great velocity right now. there are ongoing raids across the country. they are trying to find this suspect before he can attack again. there's concern that because of his ties, close ties to the isis recruiting network inside germany that they could provide him shelter, help hide him from the police just luke we've seen
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in other isis sponsored attacks in europe. concern that that network could even smuggle him out of the country. this is somebody with a very violent past who really from a young age, been engaged in violent crime. and also someone who has become deeply radicalized they fear. they think that this is somebody that is likely to want to carry out some kind of operation at the end to go out, according to his beliefs, in a blaze of glory and go to paradise. this is a race against time in germany right now. also concern that other members of this network still at large could themselves be security risks in germany in the hours ahead. and concern that this is somebody that may well have been in touch with isis in some way because he would have had plenty
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of opportunity to connect with the group given his radical contacts inside germany. >> da veed, you've been very careful to instruct it's a different dynamic in europe than back here in the u.s. where we are sensitive to the one-off, the lone wolf. you keep pointing out that the analysis in germany is necessarily having an eye on this being part of a broader plan, especially around the holidays. why are you thinking that and what do you see here that is suggestive? >> well, a few things. first of all, the networks in europe are just much more robust. i think paul did a good job of articulating a lot of concerns that investigators have at this moment. if you think about the cell that carried out the attacks in paris late last year and brussels earlier this year, it was a network that was enormous in scope, you haven't seen the size of that kind of network in the united states and previously you hadn't seen it in europe either. but when you look at the myriad of challenges that europe
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security forces are facing, it ranging from the refugee crisis cho has allowed some operatives into europe as well as radical individuals, spread intelligence resources thin, you have previous networks there, which was mentioned in the report. all of those make it a very difficult job for investigators and give people who are part of radicalized networks a lot of geographic space where they can play and a lot of potential to hook up with networks and carry out physical attacks. >> so this suspect was a bad guy and germany knew that and italy knew that because he had entered italy without documentation and gotten in trouble for arson and assault, vandalism. he was joiailed in italy for fo years. made it way to germany. journalists caught up with his father about what his father knew. let's listen to that.
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>> translator: he went i legally to italy with some friends where they burned a school. he was jailed for four years then he moved to germany. i have not spoken to him in a long time. it has been about seven yeeshs since he left home. i have not spoken to him directly for that long. i do not even have his cell phone. >> paul, since germany knew that he was a bad guy and they didn't want him there, why couldn't they deport him? >> well, what the germans are saying is that they were not able to confirm his real identity. and of course if you don't actually know who you're dealing with legally, constitutionally, you cannot then launch deportation procedures against an individual. and it appears this was the case both in italy after he had served that jail sentence there and also in germany that each time the tunisians weren't able to confirm his real identity. so it was a catch 22 situation for both the italians and the
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germans. but i think the dropping of the balls here is that they did not put this individual under more intense and sustained surveillance. i think that is prapts what will turn out to be the big failing here from the german side. >> daveed, do you agree? >> what do you think of that? >> i think these are bureaucratic excuses. at the end of the day paul is correct, that you have to understand someone's identity before you deport them, among other things you need to be able to understand which country to deport them back to. but things like just putting -- detaining someone prior to starting deportation proceedings are things that really should be on the table in situations like this. they understood the depths of his links to islamic extremism. he previously spent this time in prison in italy. he was suspected of being involved in planning to carry
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out an attack. all of this points to a tremendous failure. and the fact that bureaucracy moves slowly as it does and there are tens of thousands waiting to be deported, in cases like this they should be able to detain a suspect and prevent them from being out and about and prapts caerhaps carrying ou violent ataek. surveillance is extraordinarily man intensive. it takes 24 investigators to surveil someone around the clock. so there are other meesh urs that in cases like this should be on the table. >> same problem we here about u.s. intel. it's easy to put somebody on the list but monitoring somebody, very labor intensive. we also have the political component of this back home. our president-elect donald trump saying what he saw in germany is proof of the need for a ban of muslims here. is that the right response? also ahead as you start your new day, cnn is told that inside the trump transition there's
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talk of imposing a tariff on foreign imports. could they do this? should they do this? the impact on trade and your wallet ahead. why are you checking your credit score? you don't want to drive old blue forever, do you? [brakes squeak] credit karma, huh? yep, it's free. credit karma. give yourself some credit.
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let's bring in cnn senior washington correspondent jeff zeleny live at trump's maurg resort. >> reporter: he called it an attack on humanity. he did that as he was meeting with his securitied a vieds y a yesterday as well as a set of generals. we're getting a sharper view of donald trump's economic policy, particularly who will lead that. peter navarro was named to a new office inside the white house focusing on trade policy. he's a harsh critic op china, someone who donald trump seized on his words throughout the campaign. he believes that china is waging an economic war here in the u.s. and he wrote a book "death by china." so donald trump took a lot of his ideas from the campaign from peter navarro. we are also learning this morning that the trump
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administration is discussing in washington the idea of an early executive action on tariffs, a 5% tariff on any foreign import. that would ka cause great canister nation in the business community, particularly among republicans in congress as well. it's voted right now as an idea but one of the central ideas of donald trump's economic policy that is coming into sharper view. one more name we learned of yesterday, karl ie kon is going to be placed in charge of regulatory reform. during the campaign he was a top adviser to donald trump. but he will be in charges of appointing the new sec commissioner. these new names and the harsh view of china is setting up a team of rivals on trade. many of hissed ed advisers are pro-trade. this is why in 29 days when he takes office, very interesting
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view as donald trump goes front and center against china on trade. >> yes, it will be, jeff. >> we have cnn political analyst jackie ka sin itch and political anchor for spectrum news, earl lewis. whether or not the president can tariff, that is something that would tax even your mind. our tariff laws are a hodgepo e hodgepodge. i was reading through them last night. it took me an hour to get a basic understanding. title 19 is the big law. congress is supposed to tax, not the president. but when it comes to trade, congress delegated some of its ability to tax in the form of a president. >> this is broccoli. can we get to the dessert? >> when he says he's going to pass a tariff, there almost certainly will be lawsuits saying you can't do it and the
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hurdles could take a long time. but at the end of the day do you think they could pull this off if they're protecting u.s. industry from a nonfunctioning marketplace? >> i think they can get away with it just jawboning it saying we want to do this, we want to tax it, we want it make it harder for people to import goods, industry will adjust. even if it's going to end up in court or be delayed. it's the uncertain lty where th markets are going to react. what people want to do getting ready for the next four quarters is to know what the cost of everything is going to be. >> passing it along in pricing which means you get hit. >> that's right. >> let's talk about the political broccoli of this. if wall ryan and mitch mcconnell and at one time mike pence did not belief in tariffs and support free trade, how is this going to work?
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>> that's the open question. republicans have been loathe to stand up to donald trump yet. and it's going to be interesting to see if they do so right out of the gate on this issue. you're right, this is a republican establishment orthodoxy that we're talk about. this is why, foundationally why some people are republicans. but especially if this does happen, seeing the price of goods rise. because businesses aren't just going to take a hit and not pass that cost down. the costs are going to be passed down. and the trump administration hasn't really worked out or hasn't said how they would keep those costs down should they decide to tariff imports. >> look, the reason you have to go through it is i think what you're looking at is congress trying to take back the powerballer from the president. this is a position where trump may think he could step strong
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and get proven wrong by congress. another mo would be the ban, whatever he wants to call it. it worked well during the campaign. but his reaction to berlin saying you know my plan, we've been right all along referring to his muslim ban slash registry, here's the sound. >> has it caused you to rethink or reevaluate your plans to create a muslim ban in the united states? >> you know my plans all along. it's been proven to be right, 100% correct. what's happening is disgraceful. >> everybody agrees that it was disgraceful. we were debating, what is his plan. they started with a ban then moved off it's not about a ban 37 no it's really about vetting. his idea of banning muslims? that will end up in court. there are constitutional questions right off the bat about how you can do it, how you would implement it.
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the reality is what we have now and what has happened in germany, 900,000 refugees allowed in with minimal vetting. someone in between is where we're going to wind up. for him to say he was 100% kreblth and that the muslim band would have sade europe is very shallow wrong sort of misstatement. >> we really should say that it is hard for refugees to get into this country. it can take 18 months. there are -- there is a lot of vetting already for refugees to get into this country. and when republicans say or what opponents of refugees say they're a revolving door to get in the country, that's incorrect. >> you've got perception and reality. the reality is that the vetting for refugees is the most layers we have within our system. the reality is that the numbers of crimes committed by refugees
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are low, immeasurably low but the perception is they're dangerous. >> but it's completely different than germany. you can't look at germany and say look, there you go, exhibit a, see what happens. we have a completely different system. >> that's always been true. the fears here in the u.s. has never been substantiated by what happens here. it's all about that's going to happen here, what we see abroad. >> we've had a great success for decades of bringing immigrants into our system. it's a world away from what goes on in germany. you can be a turkish or the son or a grandson of turkish immigrants and you still can't become german. there's an isolation there, a failure to assimilate, there's a problem that they are going to have to deal with on their own terms. they've got elections this year. they're going to work that out. in the united states it's key to our security.
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everyone says this. it is key to our system that we not be xenophobic, not be racist, that we not isolate these communities. and to the extent that you hear trump's rhetoric taking us in that direction wibt's a real problem. it may appear to be a simple way to keep america safe but the reality is we could be undermining our public safety. that's the discussion that needs to be had. thank you very much. coming up at 8:00 we'll ask president-elect trump's senior manager kellyanne conway about all of these issues 29 days away from the inauguration. nk legislation fails to repeal the bathroom issue. live report from raleigh ahead on "new day." taking a holiday in britain, are ya doll?
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only xfinity gives you more to stream to any screen. protesters at north carolina state capital building erupting in anger because lawmakers failed to repeal the so-called bathroom bill in a special session that was called to repeal the bill. as of now the controversial measure is still the law of the state. cnn's nick valencia is live in raleigh, north carolina with the latest. it seems a political play near the end foiled the process. >> reporter: lots of surprises. lots of surprises yesterday, chris. good morning. it was nine hours that they were in session. the legislature adjourning without resolving the issue that they were scheduled to meet about. the day started with drama. republican representatives standing up in protest to say that the special session was unconstitutional and anything
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that happened yesterday should be null and void. it ended with the state democrats blasting republicans for not living up to a deal that was reportedly brokered early this week. for now the so-called bathroom bill is law in the state. frustrations boiling over in north carolina. lawmakers failed to repeal the state's controversial bathroom bill after more than nine hours of closed door meetings and negotiations. known as house bill 2, the legislation requires transgender people in public buildings to use the bathroom that corresponds with the gender assigned at birth. >> the legislature had a chance to do the right thing for north carolina and they failed. >> incoming governor, democrat roy cooper slamming the ledge l legislature for their actions which was called solely for the purpose of overturning the law. >> i'm disappointed that we have
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yet to remove the stain on the reputation of our great state. >> the law signed by outgoing republican governor pat mccory in march sparked outrage across the country and resulted in economic losses across the state with businesses, sports associations and cultural figures all pulling out in protest and the justice department file a suit to challenge the matter. mccory pointing the finger at democrats on wednesday say in a statement that was the third time that pressure from the left sabotaged good faith agreements. >> we're on on constitution. >> are you planning voting no against the repeal? >> i'm planning on voting no because it's all unconstitutional. >> the one side accuses the other of failing politics and failing to live up to the agreement. >> reporter: the legislature is
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expected to be closed for the rest of the year. when they reconvene on january 11th, there's what chance that house bill 2 will be put on the agenda but that's not a guarantee. >> this chapter just keeps going. >> also, look. this is all about politics and deaf nation definition nal politics. the one lawmaker said i'm voting no, it's unconstitutional. any law that bans transgender people from a bathroom would be considered unconstitutional. the kremlin describes u.s.-russian relations frozen. what could president-elect donald trump do about russia. we'll discuss that next.
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on wednesday the kremlin said that nearly all
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communication channels between russia and the united states have been quote frozen. the u.s. state department disputes that statement. let's bring in democratic representative from michigan congresswoman debbie dingle. good morning. >> good morning. >> the kremlin says that u.s.-ruu.s. u.s.-russian relations are frozen. what do you think about trying to thaw those. >> now no longer with trust what you're being told. the state department is telling us they're engaged with russia on a number of sumbjects. so i'm concerned about how much of this is hyper boll. but we need to be conscious of our relationship with them. we need to be aware of a country that is hacking us and tried to disrupt or election. >> mr. trump thinks it should
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serve the u.s. interests well as well as the globe to be friendlier to russia and to make them not an enemy. what concerns you? >> i think that we've got to engage with foreign countries all around the world, especially super powers like china and russia. but the fact of the matter is we've got to be cautious. their intents are not always good. they threaten our democracy at times. we need to be concerned about a country that tried to disrupt or election. so i want -- and you know, rumor on the street is trying to help donald trump become president. i'm grateful that senator mccain, graham, rubio are all concerned about this as well and i think it's very important we study the issues here in a very bipartisan fashion and that we be very cautious in our diplomatic relationships with russia. i do believe the state department needs to engage with russia, that's real world. but we better be cautious. >> nasenator mcconnell said he
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doesn't think there needs to be any select committee to investigate this. how will that bipartisan group move forward? >> i disagree. i think a select committee would have been better. but i've heard him say that the intelligence committee has the back ground to investigation it. they understand it. there are republicans in both houses that want to work with democrat to make sure there is a complete and thorough vetting of this issue and i believe our leaders are going to make sure that happens. >> manufacturing is very important in your home state of michigan. what do you think of the proposed tariff. we hear it could be a 5% tariff on imported goods that trump transition is now floating? >> the first thing i thought when i heard it is donald trump understands the working men and women of my state and he's delivering on what he talked about the entire election and why i was one of those democrats that said that donald trump could win. i haven't seen the exact proposal. i think we need to be looking at these kinds of issues.
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working men and women are tired of seeing their jobs shipped overseas. business is not going to be happy, very complicated. i'm going to stud du it thoroughly but i'm not going to dismiss it. this shows he understands the anxiety of the working men and women. >> you think for factory work g i ing, for the working class, you think that a 5% tariff is a good thing or is it more complicated? >> i haven't seen the proposal. i don't comment on things i haven't seen specifically. but for the working men and women of my state who are tired of seeing their jobs shipped overseas, his just saying that they're cheering. he's hearing us, our jobs, he understands. that's what i thought when i heard it. >> i want to ask you what's going on in flint, michigan. the talks of the water crisis. four more people have been charged in this scandal, this crisis, but they're not big fish. do you think that this goes far enough?
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are you satisfied with the accountability or what's gone wrong in flint? >> i've always said we need to find out what happened, hold everybody accountable and make sure it never happens gene. the attorney general, bill schuette is continuing his investigation. he's made it clear that this is not the end of the investigation, he's going to hold everybody accountable and i think it's very important that we hold people accountable at the federal, state and local level. though i think the state and local level have many more people that were making decisions that led to what happened there. >> but who do you think ultimately was accountable? >> i think everybody was accountable. >> i mean who do you think was ultimately responsible? >> when we say that, look, the state very significantly turned an eye and they've been trying to fix it. but the federal government was not -- government at every level, federal, state and local failed the people of flint. we've got to make sure that e never happens again. we've got to have legislation.
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if epa learns there's this danger in water or some place else, they need to warn the community. >> do you think governor rick snyder was responsible? >> look. i have a great deal of respect for the governor. i think he did not understand or surround himself with good people that were telling him what he needed to do. ultimately when you're ceo, the buck stops there. flint shouldn't have happened and it happened on his watch. >> what does that mean for him? what should happen? >> he's not going to be able to run again. he's term limited. he's gone in and is trying to address the issues like people at the federal level is but i think the state still has a lot more work to do in the city of flint. one of the problems is that people don't trust government there. they don't trust their pipes. so even though there are chemicals in many houses, cleaning up the water like we saw in washington, d.c. years ago, the people in flint are never going to believe that the
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water is safe again and probably won't until the pipes are replaced. >> thank so much. >> happy holidays. >> you too. all right. so president-elect trump and his family are learning lessons about politics and fund-raising. the reports about a tragedy event that had trump's sons facing serious questions about pay for play next. t-mobile. get unlimited everything ...and we'll give you $800 to spend anywhere you want. hurry to t-mobile and get your holidays on us.
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we have a story that's what about sports should be about. oklahoma's football coach speaking out for the fist time since video was released of one of his star players purging a woman more than two years ago. coy wire has more in this morning's bleacher report. this brings back the same issue
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e had in the nfl flashed up by race rice. >> you have coach bob stoops and other athletic administrators facing a lot of criticism for the punishment they gave the running back two years ago. the graphic video of this released on friday shows the woman slapping and punching mixen so he went on to punch her so hard she had to have her jaw wired shut. he did not face jail time, only receiving 100 hours of community service and suspended from the team for a year. he's plaud for the past two years starring for them and critics said she should have received a much harder punishment. but stoops said she wanted mixen to have a chance to redeem himself. >> two and a half years later it's fair to say it wasn't enough. and that's positive in the way things are gone in the last two
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and a half years. really the only thing that's ever acceptable anymore is dismissal. >> the woman has a civil lawsuit pending against mix son. mixon as of now is allowed to play in the game. it's friday, let's turn to steve smith getting in the christmas spirit, dressed up like an elf for yesterday's news conference. his team playing the steelers on christmas day. don't expect a lot of holiday spirit in that one. >> going to be joy and not a lot of peace. >> not a lot of peace. a lot of bone crushing hits i think. this is the steelers and ravens. going to be must see tv. >> you ever play against him? >> yes. he is one of those guys for whom i have the upmost respect.
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one of my favorite all-time receivers. >> even when he's in an elf suit. it seems like he was having second thoughts in the middle of that elf suit. >> he came out in costume a couple of weeks ago so when he did that the company sent him seven outfits. >> he did a funny thing. in contrast he's a small goi. there's videotape of him blowing right past coy. >> what? i don't believe it. thank you. the son of the president-elect opening up around his family's possible conflicts of interest and now a new approach coming up. lyou gotta make a truck heavier to make it stronger, has been workin' too long without a hard hat. meet the all-new 2017 ford super duty.
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president-elect crumpdonald trump's son dealings with controversy. their names part of a charity that offered an outing with big donors could score some face time with members of the trump family for big bucks. cnn's tom foreman takes a look. >> the offer looked like an influence peddlers dream. a fun rauzing event the day
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after the naugs ration where for $1 million the donor could meet the president-elect and then enjoy a hunting trump with first family funds, all of the money going to conservation charities. but now the trump transition team is moving away from the whole idea fast amid accusations it looks an awful lot like pay for play. the intern for public integrity raise one of the first flags. >> access to people close to the president is a valuable commodity and people are willing to pay six, seven figures for it. >> the president-elect attacked hillary clinton over and over again with claims she used her family's foundation to collect money in exchange for access to the secretary of state's office. >> hillary is the one who engaged in a corrupt pay for play scheme at the state department and now there are five fbi probes into the clinton foundation and their pay for play activities.
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>> there has never been proof but the optics clearly hurt especially since during bill clinton's presidency similar accusations were raised about big democratic donors stay in the lincoln bedroom. just last week the trump team abruptly pulled the plug on a fund-raising option for coffee with daughter ivanka. and now they're pushing back hard against critics of this latest event. documents filed with the state of texas, the two trump sons were listed as initial directors of the charity involved. their names have now been removed as directors of that charity. and on a conference call with reporters, a transition spokesperson said -- >> there is no involvement of this with don jr. or eric we, n do they plan on being involved with it. >> and a new version of the flyer promoting the event no longer mentions meeting the new president or any of his family
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members. indeed the trump seem says the original flyer was just a draft, never a completed plan and certainly nothing they ever wanted to get out to the general pub luck. tom foreman, cnn washington. >> the problem is there's also a formation document for this organization filed in texas that had their names on it. was that a draft? the trump sons now distancing themselves for obvious reasons but there are concerns about whether or not this shows what will happen if it isn't caught in advance. let's bring in the reporter you just saw in tom's piece who broke the details. carrie levine. he's joining by david farn holt who had been digging into conflicts of interest since the campaign. good luck to both of you. carrie, safe to say this was going to happen until you exposed it. is that what your reporting shows? >> my understanding is that that draft, or that original version of the solicitation was
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circulating among the donor community, yes. >> the idea, from what we just heard from jason miller, spokes american for the trump campaign, that they never intended to have anything to do with it. does that square with anything that you've discovered? >> you know, it's hard to understand then how they got on that document and how that draft was circulating among donors. but i think there's just still some things we don't know. >> david, what's your take on this? >> well, there's two possibilities. one is that the trump family was involved in planning this event, starting up this odd charity that was going to benefit from it and now they tonight want to admit it. they're trying to back away. there's understood occasion that don trump jr. was involved in starting all of this. now they're saying he doesn't have anything to do with it. the most beneficial explanation for the family is that a friend of don jr.'s felt so comfort wbl the lack of ethical guidelines here that he went out and tried
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to sell donald trump's time on his own believing that would be fine with the family and it turned out that they came back and changed their minds. >> and if somebody hears this and says, what's so wrong with this, the money was going to charity. what's the s what's the issue? >> we don't know where it was going to. they tried to attach themselves to an existing conservation charity which says no, we're not related to them. also you're selling the president's time. this is not you pay some money and you get to go to the party with the president. this is if you give us a million dollars we'll give you time with the most powerful person in the world. >> all of this intense examination about what could have been implied as an inappropriate contact involving money with hillary clinton and the dofoundation and her role a the state department. let's up the graphics of what is said and what is known through carrie's reporting. so trump transition claim, the fundraiser was not approved or
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pursued by the trump family. the fact check, foundation director don jr. spear headed plans -- what does that mean, carrie carrie? >> i took that to mean he was involved in thinking this up. >> that's what spear headed means to most people. put up the next graphic. donald trump jr. and eric are not involved in any capacity. fact check, legal paperwork lists don jr. and eric as directors of the foundation. certainly nothing stamped draft on what was filed with the state of texas, right? >> no. those were legal documents filed under penalty of perjury by the people who signed them. they must have felt confident that what they were filing was accurate. >> you have what was legal and then you have the ethical situation. that's much of what conflicts a are about, something being right or wrong. let's put up with eric said.
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as unfortunate as it is i understand the quagmire. you do a good thing that backfires. david this goes to what you would term the generous reading of this situation. what's the other reading? >> well the other reading is that they thought this was a fine thing to do. the trump family hasn't set any sort of ethical guidelines, any walls between themselves and donors, between donald trump and his business or his chieldren's philanthropies. they thought this was fine and now they found out that other people have objection to it and they're trying to pretend they were never involved. >> i keep hearing from people that the heightened skepticism is because of the decreased transparency because you don't know what's in the taxes, because you don't know what the actual business arrangements are involving the kids and mr. trump, you have to be skeptical about things. is that a fair assessment? >> i think you have to be
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skeptical about things but certainly in this case they've got a very complicated situation with extensive business holdings. the extent of all of their sources of income really isn't known because as you point out, donald trump hasn't released his tax returns which would give us a fuller accounting. and he has adult children with their own businesses, their own web of connections and sitting in on meetings with world leaders and domestic business titans and advising him on policies and key hires. who's influencing them becoming a pressing question. >> is this, in your estimation of your reporting, a question of legality or ill legality or is this more in the area of ethical opportunities that are taken or unethical opportunities. >> i think pay to play and access for donors usually fall into the ethical area. the laws that apply here would
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come into play if someone actually got something, if there was a case of bribery which is not what we're talking about here. i think what we're talking about here, as david so correctly put it, buying the president's time for a million dollars. >> david farn holt, i appreciate you reporting on this. carrie levine as well. let us know what you find out and we'll continue the coverage. what do you think about this? is it right? is it wrong? does it matter? tweet us at knew day. you can get me or allison on twitter or you can comment on facebook.com/newday. there's new information that the german authorities know the man who is now the suspect in that terrible attack. let's get to it. >> an intense manhunt under way for anis amri. >> he's considered dangerous and considered a risk. >> german intelligence failed to intercept this radicalized
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individual. >> donald trump saying germany is proof of the need for a ban of muslims here. i plan on voting no on anything that's done here because it's all unconstitutional. >> the legislature had a chance to do the right thing for north carolina and they failed. this is "new day" with chris cuomo and alison camaraderie. >> the manhunt following monday's terror attack in berlin has focused on a single suspect, anis amri. >> he spent four years in jail in hitly and was arrested in germany over the summer with forged documents. why he was still on the streets? cnn has the breaking news covered beginning with chris burns live in berlin. what's the latest? >> reporter: in fact that question you have is on the
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front maj of this tabloid here saying why was he not already in detention. and that is the problem. yes. exactly. he was freed over the summer and on the run, on the loose despite all of that evidence. that is the big question. let's look a little more in our report. german authorities under strut any this morning amid the search for their country's most wanted man, anis amri, the fugitive walking fremonts ago despite his connections to extremism. >> one of the questions we're going to be sift through to understand why german officials failed to intercept this radicalized individual. >> he arrived a year and a half ago. his father telling a radio show that his son headed to cologne after spending four years in an italian prison. italian authorities say he was convicted of damaging state

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