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and hopefully new miracles. >> what do you see? >> look. your eyes are everywhere. >> reporter: dr. sanjay gupta, cnn, new york. that's a marvelous story to end on. itis martin savidge "the lead" with jake tapper starts right now. thanks, martin. i guess it's safe to say that president obama's hanukkah gift got lost in the mail. "the lead" starts right now. seething benjamin netanyahu slamming president obama after the u.s. looked the other way to a u.n. security council resolution. after months of questions into how it raised money and where the money went, president-elect trump says he's dissolving his charitable foundation, but can he? plus flight risks, the first female pilot in the modern air force says she's afraid to go
home. her first tv interview since seeking asylum in the u.s. and ticking down on the obama administration, there are some major cracks in one of the strongest bonds two nations have ever had, netanyahu calling it a shameful ambush, saying friends don't take friends to the u.s., after the u.s. abstained in a resolution concerned west bank settlements, instead of use the veto administration a. the obama administration has done every other time. elise labott joins me now, the reaction from the israelis has been fierce. >> tonight israel is curbing
ties, suspending business with their embassies, and refusing to meet with their am bass endorse and foreign ministers. still fuming over friday's vote, benjamin netanyahu escalated his attacks against the obama administration. >> friends don't take friends to the u.n. security council. >> reporter: summoning the u.s. ambassador and accusing an orb strays of a shameful ambush at the u.n., telling his cabinet he has iron-class proof. >> translator: from the information we have, we have no doubt that the obama administration initiated it, stood behind it and demanded that it pass. >> reporter: the white house denies it. >> we did not draft it.
we did not put it forward. >> reporter:. the obama administration -- settlement construction on occupied lands. >> for years we've seen an acceleration in the growth of these settlements. frankly if these current trends continue, the two-state solution will be impossible. >> reporter: in an advisory to palestinian president reed. >> this is not the resolution -- it's an resolution against the expansion. it was a move to save us and israel and borrow time and craft our way towards the future. >> reporter: but for israel, that future is uncertainly. officials now worry with u.n. backing, palestinians will push for sanctions, boycotts and take israeli soldiers to the international court. >> what this resolution did is it gave them ammunition in the diplomatic and, and the united states didn't just stop it, they were behind it.
>> reporter: netanyahu putting his hopes in president-elect trump, saying it will make it much harder to negotiate peace. >> i look working with those friends and the new administration when it takes office next month. >> reporter: it's not just the president-elect who opposes this vote, but members of congress from beast parties who had urged the obama administration to not go through it, and leading republicans say they will move to defund the u.n. unless the security council overturns this vote. >> joining mess is ron dermer. thanks so much to be here, mr. ambassador. >> good to be with you. happy hanukkah. >> happy hanukkah. so israel is limiting working ties with the 12 security council members who voted with, those are the uk, france, russia, china, japan, ukraine, angola, egypt you are go, erg w.
the ambassadors will not be received at the foreign ministry. this sounds like israel isolating itself from important countries, with whom israel has important relations. >> what it set, jake is israel will not be kicked in the teeth and not respond. on and we have recalled our ambassadors for consultations from those countries, but another response is we can't just meet with visiting dignitaries as if nothing has happened. this is a serious effort against israel. hamas a -- that's a balance resolution. israel's enemies are celebrating this resolution. that's all you need to know. >> the resolution is against the
territories so let's talk about -- >> it's much more than that. what this resolution does is says that all of that territory, all the territory beyond the 67 line, which is one of our most famous called auschwitz borders. that means that the western wall, according to this resolution is occupied palestinian territory. >> doesn't the resolution saying of course with the idea that there will be negotiation for a peace subtlement. >> it says 1967 and any change has to be agreed by the palestinians. that's different than resolution 242, which happened in 1967, so this actually changes the terms of reference for peace. it also means that east jerusalem is also considered occupied territory. it also encourages boycotts and sanctions with specifically wording, and it will also make peace much harder to achieve. the one negotiating chip that we
have at the peace table is that territory. if the u.n. security council says that territory actually belongs to the palestinians, which it does not, that's going to make achieving peace much harder. >> but it does make a reference to a peace process in the future where these things would be negotiated. >> but you have to understand, jake, what the palestinians want to do, i want it earlier today, is to wage a diplomatic and legal war. they don't want to negotiate peace, you know why? when you negotiate a peace, there's give-and-take. what they want is take and take. -- something they're already calling for to happen, a day after. and they want to put enough pressure to turn israel into a pa rya state. >> israel isn't party to the international criminal court. >> that's right, but you can still be subject when you travel around the world. >> for one second, let's talk
about these settlements that are the subject of this resolution. >> but that distinction is not made. >> let me -- i understand that. i understand. >> just i'll focus only on settlements. this says that settlements are illegal. a few days ago -- >> it says they have no legal status. >> they say it's a flagrant violation of international law. >> here's my question -- what is the justification for building the settlements outside the separation barrier that israel itself has built. why build those settlements at all? is that at all going to help achieve peace with the palestinians? >> the reason we don't have peace with the palestinians has nothing to do with the settlement. we had a conflict for 50 years, where there wasn't a single soldier in any of those territories that israel captured after those territories were
used to attack us. 50 years there was a conflict. what was that all about? the palestinian national movement was founded to liberate palestine. >> but why build these ones far outside your separation border that are obviously in some cases built on palestinian land, the one had forged documents. why allow those settlements to be built? do you think that's in the best interests of peace? >> i don't think it makes any difference to the peace process. the settlements have never been a -- >> this resolution was entirely about the settlements. >> it wasn't only about the settlements. what is different about this, jake, is they brought this disagreement between our two governments, two allies, most important ally in the world, and they brought it to the security council, something that has not happened since the days of jimmy
carter. this issue has to be resolved at the negotiating table. it's one of the final status issues, and all of a sudden you're going to impose terms on israel, and you know who's against that? president barack obama. play the tape. >> 12011, of course. >> saying these issue should not be resolved. earlier he vetoed a resolution in 2011 at the security council, and he should have vetoed it again. >> the obama administration says two things. one, it is not true at all that they had anything to do with bringing this up. they were not responsible at all, and the second thing they said is that netanyahu should have seen this coming, because for eight years president obama has been saying stop building the settlements that are an impediment to peat. >> first the -- >> where is the evidence for that? >> we will present that evidence to the new administration in the appropriate channels, and then they can decide whether or not
they want to release it to the public. as for the second part, remember, people forget these things. the prime minister of israel did a freeze. he did a freeze for ten months for the settlements and palestinians did not come to the negotiating table. this has not been about the settlements. what they want to do is blame israel for not negotiating, refuse to sit down and have discusses, and internationalize the conflict. for the last few years, they have not been able to do that. thankfully the president that is stood up to those efforts. now he gave the palestinians exactly what they want. he gave them the ammunition for a political and diplomatic and legal war against israel. he gave them that ammunition by not vetoing the security council resolution. >> all right. ambassador ron dermer, appreciate it. thanks for being here. coming up, donald trump says he will shut down thinks charity organization, but is it that easy when it's under investigation in the state of new york? that story is next.
welcome back to "the lead." donald trump becomes president in less than a month. as the team is trying to untangle him from potential conflicts of interest, he announced a plan to shutter the controversial trump foundation charity, which is under investigation in new york state. dana bash joins me now. trump wants to close this family foundation, but apparently even this is not so simple. >> it doesn't seem like anything is simple. when it comes to this, the trump foundation was a political problem for donald trump during the campaign. questions were raised how they got charitable donations and how that money was spent. the president-elect's team is frantically trying to figure out what to do about hi vast business interests, even trump-owned properties like mar-a-lago, where he he's staying for the holidays, but they're off to a tough start.
the transition team analysis hit a road block. alleged violations said through a spokeswoman, the trump foundation is still until investigation by this office and cannot legally dissolve until that investigation is complete. a "the washington post" investigation found the foundation spend $258,000 to settle legal problems unrelated to the charity, and separately bought an immense portrait of mr. trump. a former white house ethics attorney said dissolving the foundation could take time. >> you need to make sure it's completely independence of the for-profit. cannot have self-dealing. i don't know whether the rules were violated here or not. regardless of the investigation, ceasing operations on the trump foundation is hardly a heavy lift. trump has donated since 2008, and it has no paid staff.
the real question is how trump will separate himself from the for-profit trump organization, a worldwide empire, including trump golf, international realty, trump winery and trump hotels. the law does not require him to divest himself, but conflicts of interest could abound. people could possibly influence by staying at hits hoilts, for example, and then there is the clause of the constitution which i think by selling off the business interests, or giving it over to a trustee in a blind trust, so the trustee can figure out how to dispose of the properties and he can focus on being president. >> reporter: a press conference was scheduled for two weeks ago, but that was delayed under
january to give them more time. a trump attorney tells cnn that they are reevaluating various transactions they are involved in and taking measures to comply with all conflict laws, but ethics experts sass really the only way to separate is to put it in a blind trust, but the president-elect is resisting that, is leaning towards trying to turn it over to his two older sons, but we'll see if they can figure out a why to actually do that and make it work without those potential conflicts. >> todayena bash, thank you so much. the new session of congress begins february 3rd, and members of congress are sending signals about how they might try to work with the incoming president. congressman carson, thank you so much for being here. happy holidays. >> thank you. thank you. you as well. >> are you encouraged to see mr. trump, president-elect trump taking these small steps to try to close his foundation?
>> well, certainly, i think the job of commander in chief requires a full-time attention. he should not be distracted by trying to run an ngo or nonprofit. >> now, you've heard just in the last block, israel's ambassador to the united states, ron dermer just now really going after the obama administration hard, faulting them for abstaining during that u.n. resolution having to do with the building of settlements in east jerusalem, what did you make of what he had to say? >> ambassador dermer is a friend of mine with hoosier roots. we immediate on which -- we meet often. i disagree. i know that plenty trump along with prime minister netanyahu have been vocally against the administration, but the reality is very clear. over 600,000 israelis are not
settled in east jerusalem in the west bank, furse exacerbating tensions internationally. this is fuel to the fire for those extremist groups who have used this reality for a talking point, for further recruitment, to further expand their nair estimates against jewish brothers and sisters, so if we're honest about creating a two-stays solution, something which president clinton almost secured, if we're serious about this effort, we have to really realize as the administration has said, the current administration, that these settlements are illegitimate and we have to do something about it. >> one of the points that ambassador dermer made -- as a way to give the palestinian leadership an opportunity to try to take steps towards piece, and they squandered it. it's often you said that the
palestinians never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity. should there not be pressure to put on the palestinian leadership as well? >> i think that within the palestinian leadership, there's a great degree of conflict and people trying to decide who's going to lead the effort. i think we've seen pockets of resistance from the bds movement, and we have seen pockets of resistance on college campuses, but internationally, i think the global community is taking a stand in a very real way and sayers that enough is enough. we have to do something to at least create a palestine that is a cohesive entity if not a state in a way that could tamper down on growing terroristic efforts. >> donald trump said the u.s. should expand its nuclear capabilities. you're on the house committee, what did you make of that? >> i think talking about expanding our nuclear capability is always a controversial issue,
given the reality of the cold war. however, we live in a world where human nature is very real and there's a fight for global dominant, we do not want to spark a nuclear arms race with russia or even china, but it's true that both cubing see themselves as a global power and if they could knock off the united states, they would do so. i think there's legitimate concerns in terms of expanding our efforts to the point we're able to protect ourselves, but not doing so at the expense of world peace. but the reality is when you're dealing with human nature, you have to be armed at all times. >> congressman andre carson, democrat from indiana, thank you for your time. >> thank you, sir. he could have won a third term, that's what president obama is saying about the 2016 election. we'll have more of that conversation next, then another pop icon gone. what could have caused the death of george michael at the
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we're back with more on our politics lead. a third term, president obama says it would have been possible for him if only he could have run again, on his message of hope and change. i am confident in this vision, because i'm confident that if i -- if i had run again and articulated it, i think i could have mobilized a majority of the people to rally behind it. >> that was the president talking with his former senior adviser david axelrod. he's now host of the ax file podcast. happy hanukkah. thanks for being here. >> thanks. same to you, jake. >> is this a harsh judgment of
hillary clinton? he would have been able to do what she couldn't? >> well, he said this? service of a larger point, which is that he doesn't accept that the election was a verdict on his view of where the country should be going. he points out that she got a majority of the vote. he feels he would have won the election, but there's no doubt there's some criticism implicit in his remarks and he went on to say perhaps the clinton campaign took too much for granted, perhaps they played it too cautiously, and he was particularly critical of where they spend their time and made their case. had they pent more times in michigan, wisconsin, pennsylvania, some small towns, they would have rerailed. >> he repeated the suggestions that the democratsic in order those segments of the population. >> see, i think the issue was
less that democrats have somehow abandoned the white working class. i think that is nonsense. the affordable care act benefits a huge number of trump voters. there's a lot of folks in places like west virginia or kentucky who didn't vote for hillary, didn't vote for me, but are being helped by this. the problem is that we're not there on the ground communicating, but that we care about these communities, would bleeding for these communities. >> a bit of monday morning quarterbacking there by the president. >> yeah, but it is consistent with the way he ran his campaigns. in 2008, and 2012, he had an economic measure that was geert toward walking away from the
democratic party in this election. so he won counties like mccomb county in michigan that hillary clinton lost by quite a margin, luzerne county near your hometown up by scranton, where he -- she lost by 20 and he won by five. the reason he believes is that he communicated an economic message and a sense of connection to the concerns of those people that wasn't communicated there. he did take care, jake, to say that he thought very highly of hillary and the campaign he ran and felt she had been treated unfairly by the news meaia. he did make that point. >> how does he explain. there were 200 counties that voted for obama twice in '08 and '12, and then voted for donald trump. is it at all possible that president obama also didn't spend enough time and attention talking to these white working-class voters about what
his administration -- forget the 2016 election, but about what was being done for them? is that a fair criticism . >> he would say the fact that he won reelection and won these counties -- and he was more embattled going into that second election than going into this election. he's quite popular right now, but i think, jake, what he is clear on and what he does accept some responsibility for in this discussion is the fact that the democratic party hasn't focused in the grassroots in a 50-state kind of approach, and should have. clearly that's something he thinking needs to happen moving forward. >> what's going to be interesting is both president obama and vice president biden will stick around and stay in washington, d.c., at least for the next year.
you also spoke with president obama about what is next for him. let's take a listen for that. >> i have to be quiet for a while, and i don't mean politically, i mean internally. i have to still myself. that doesn't mean that if a year from now or a year and a half from now or two years from now there is an issue of such moment, such import that isn't just a debate about a particular tax bill or, you know, a particular policy but goes to some foundational issue being our democracy that i might not weigh in. >> i have to say since he's been running for state legislature in 1996, i think it was -- >> yes. >> this is a guy, now a president, who wants to talk about what's going on. he's been doing it for 20 years with increasing attention.
this is going to be tough to remove himself from the conversation? >> it is, and it's going to at a time discipline. he often talks about the examples of the bushes, both bushes as ex-presidents who have been very discreet about how they have spoken on public issues since they left the white house. he appreciated it and saw virtue in it. on the other hand there are many democrats in a party where there isn't an obvious leader who would like him to be the point of the speer. he made it clear he's not going to do that, but if there's an issue of significant moment particularly on constitutional principle, he may leap in. and he's going to direct his efforts to try to inspire young leaders here and around the world who feels can pick up the torch and carry it in the future. he thinking his job is to recede and encourage others to step forward. >> it's a fascinating interview, david axelrod, it's on "the ax
files." heal holidays, and happy hanukkah. >> happy hanukkah and happy holidays to everyone. it all airs took at 9:00 eastern. donald trump telling his supporters he didn't necessarily mean everything he said. could there be a back lash viewing, a man who knows trump voters very well. stay with us. cancer. stage four cancer. and i was shocked. the plan at that point was to start chemo. every three weeks i would get my chemo infusion. it would work for a few months then would quit working again. my oncologist ordered the genomimimic testing. if they've exhausted all of our standard agents, then we offer advanced genomic testing. in lynn's case, the result of that testing showed that her cancer had two actual mutations. an actual mutation is a genetic abnormality in that particular patient's cancer cell for which we have a targeted therapy. i feel great, i can't believe the energy i have.
just before the break, you heard president obama suggest that the party is, quote, bleeding for those communities. one silicon valley executive to grew up poor, set out to understand what happened to the american dream for those rustbelt voters. joining me now, j.d. advance author of "hill billy elegy."
we last talked before the election and then voters from your hometown felt ignored. do they now see hope. >> there's a fair amount of hope, and a bit of vindication. and of course their guy won, and a lot of them feel we called it and the media was wrong, that of course helps them feel some vindication. >> trump in his thank-you tour has talked to some of his stronger supporters, and at moments basically seemingly letting them in on the fact he didn't mean everything that he necessarily said when campaigning. >> somebody said drain the swamp. i said, that's so hokie, so terrible. all right, i'll try it. so like a month ago, i said
drain the swamp. the place went crazy. i said, whoa. watch this, then i started saying it like i meant it, right? >> it was like all of a sudden, with president obama, michelle, bill and hillary, they were going to -- [ chanting ] >> that playing great before the election. now we don't care, right? >> what do you make of that? >> well, i think there's a short-term reaction and long-term reaction. the short-term is a that a lot of voters didn't want hi most outrageous rhetoric to make it into policy. a lot of what he connected to people on, one, they felt ignor
ignored he promised to bring back prosperity. i think "lock her up" talking about immigration in a certain way, i don't think he'll face a lot of punishment going back on some of moss promises, but if he fails to deliver long-term economic prospects, then i think he will pay a price. obviously he demonized goldman sachs but he's putting a lot of executives in his administration. there anything he could do -- is it only really just whether or not he starts bringing jobs back to places like middletown, ohio? >> it's not just jobs. it's the opioid problems and the
jobs problems, a whole host of issue that is they are concerned about. my sense is he's got a long leash. it would be a question of whether he deliver on the core promise of what he made his campaign about, which is stated colloquy yale, which means we're going to make certainly things in your life improved. >>. >> once things i heard from a voter in new hampshire, who had lost a child to the opioid epidemic, was that she felt donald trump really cared about the issue, whereas hillary clinton, you know, issued a 12-point plan, but didn't make it an issue she talked about on the stump, whereas trump talked about it all the time. is that something you think was particularly resident with people from places like middletown, ohio? >> absolutely. this is something i heard a fair amount, that trump seems to care
about this issue. policies are obviouslies very important, but if they're not backed up by that you really care about the issue, i think policy gets swallowed up by the larger narrative. that's what trump was really good talking about. he made it a focus of his campaign, and people wanted it to be a focus, because they're so worried about it in their lives. we'll have you back to talk about the open used epidemic. j.d. vance, thank you very much. >> thank you, jake. she's the first modern pilot in the afghan air force. her first interview since seeking asylum. then david bowie, prince, and now george michael. the investigation into another pop icon's death.
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became an international symbol. the notoriety has brought death threats from the extremists, necessitating that her family relocate. after training on the use of ch 130s, she's now revealing that she has applied for political asylum saying it's no longer safe for her to go back to afghanistan. joining me in her first tv interview is captain rakmani. let me start with you. why did you want to be a pilot? >> thank you. actually this was a dream for me since i was a kid. i always wanted to be a pilot. my dad, being a pilot was my dad's dreams, but in a country like afghanistan, my dad never could complete his dream.
so as a daughter, i wanted to complete his it dream and just until the war, girls can do the same job that the men can handle. it was a dream that i wanted to xleelt my dad's dream. and if i'm a daughter, if i'm a girl in the country, i can do a and complete history for him. >> kimberly, how do you plan to make the case for asylum for captain rahmani. >> it's been well documented that while captain rahmani has been very successful, unfortunately she's receive numerous threats from gwinnett factions, condemnation from people inside the government, from outside the government. so basically if she were to return to afghanistan, she would be in fear of her safety. >> i want to get your response to an afghan general telling "new york times," quote -- i am
sure she lied by saying she was threatened just to win her case. what's your response to that? >> well, i think that is a ridiculous quote. frankly i think that quote demonstrates the lack of support that unfortunately the captain has received in afghanistan. that's exactly frankly the response she received from other governmental officials when she would report such threats to them. they basically gave her a very dismissive response, they failed to investigate any threats and basically condemned her for doing what was her and her feat's dream to do, which is become a pilot for the afghan air force. >> captain rahmani, you've been threatened by the same wing that shot malala, who spoke out for women's education. she's become a shining light for women's rights in places like afghanistan. do you see yourself as a role model like malala?
>> yes, actually since i started, i was very young to start, because i wanted to encourage more females in my country to do the same job, but unfortunately there are people that, of course, we know that over 30 years, the story of afghanistan, there is a war, a wild lands, a discrimination against the female in afghanistan. so unfortunately for me it became a public face in the country and all over the world that, okay, this is a female pilot in afghanistan doing this, and i understand it was to encourage other females in my country to do the same job, but unfortunately it became a negative point against me and my family for the people like taliban, extended family, that we had no control over it. and for a while my dad could control it and take the situation serious and take care of the family and me, but after that, i think we couldn't like
control the situation anymore without the support of government and anyone else. >> i asked then candidate, now president-elect donald trump about you, captain rahmani about a year ago. it was in the context of mr. trump talking about banning muslims from entering the united states. take a listen. one is noolifar rahmani, these are two women who do more to combat extremism than i do, you do -- >> how do you know that? who told that you? >> who -- >> you just tell me about one's a pilot, who told you they do more than you do -- >> i see what they do. one of them is fighting -- >> because you read that. i think it's good. >> but you would ban them from coming into the country. >> i don't know anything about the women you just mentioned.
there's a lot of good people. >> he goes on to talk about the threat of islamic terrorism in the united states. we know the president-elect watches a lot of cnn. if he's watching right now, captain, what do you want to tell him, and them kimberly, what should he know? >> i would love to tell that i understand, especially nowadays, we know the problem with isis and the people that they say are muslim, and doing this by showing the world how bad muslims are, but unfortunately as me as a muslim afghan female, i always try to fight against the isis or the people that they always want us to be, like not do the things that we are supposed to do, but i would love to direct this to my lawyer kimberly. >> okay. kimberly, what would your message to president-elect trump be about captain rahmani's case?
>> i think my message to president obama and president-elect trump is to be a 25-year-old afghan woman with over 1,000 hours of flight experience, who has dedicated her life to fighting against insurgency, who has much support within the american military, who has support within the afghan military as well, that she really is a shining light for women, she's a shining like for immigrants, for muslims around the world. i would ask that they show her compassion and to really seriously consider her asylum application, and that she would be a wonderful candidate to be awarded asylum in the u.s., because she is going to do nothing but great things in the future. >> captain rahmani, kimberly motley, thank you both. good luck. stay in touch. we'll have you back. we want to keep our viewers apprised of your case. >> thank you. >> thank you. another recording artist who defined a decade, lost in 2016.
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♪ i'm getting cued to read, but i just want to hear the song. that's "father figure" just one of his chart toppers. he is the subject of the pop culture lead today. he died on christmas day at the age of 53 from heart failure ♪ last christmas ♪ i gave you my heart ♪ but the very next day ♪ you gave it away that song never sounded so
sad. he starred in the mid 1980s as main songwriter for wham, he achieved even greater success despite many personal battles. ♪ careless whispers of a good friend ♪ ♪ to the hard and mind i'm going to have to hit itunes on the way home. he sold more albums than print at a tame and ma done ana. do we have any indication what caused the heart failure? >> real only from his manager saying that he died from heart failure. that's the only thing we're knowing at this point. the police have said it was unexpected, but not suspicious. so they will be conducting an
autopsy to figure out exactly what happened, but a lot of fans were mourning his death. his music was part of their sound trek in the '08s. >> i love how you say this as we're this other species. he was a very important artist. huge in the u.s., even bigger in the uk. how are fans reacting there? >> we saw fans gathering outside his house all day, people coming from pretty far away. driving hours just to be there when you talk to people who lived in the neighborhood, one thing that stood out is a lot of them had personal stories say they met him on the street or on the shop, he was approach able, a nice guy. to give you an idea of the
reaction. we're seeing on spotify streaming of his solo music is up 3,158% globally today. so people just trying to kicked with his music. >> it's a year where we lost so many giants. we lost prince, david bowie, and now george michael. he was a writer, producer, played multiple instruments, and he was a strong advocate for the lgbt community, and awareness about hiv/aids. he also was a philanthropist. this is someone who gave back to the community as well as entertained everyone around the world. ian lee, thank you so much. be sure to follow me on facebook and twitter, or tweet the show. i am jake tapper. i turn you over to jim scuitto,
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