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tv   At This Hour With Berman and Bolduan  CNN  December 29, 2016 9:00am-10:01am PST

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hello once again, everyone,
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i'm kate bolduan. it's the top of the hour. thank you for joining me or sticking with me, whichever one you want. we begin with the transition of power in washington which is either going smoothly or not so smoothly depend on who you ask and really what time of day you ask the president-elect. yesterday, donald trump spoke briefly with reporters after venting online about, quote, the many inflammatory president obama statements and roadblocks. we should point out that is the controversial boxing promoter don king at trump's side. can't let that one go without pointing out. trump in the tweet went on to say this, thought it was going to be a smooth transition, not. but in the evening, the president-elect had this to say. >> well, our staffs are getting along very well and i'm getting along very well with him other than a couple of snags that i responded to and we talked about it and smiled about it and nobody's ever going to go because we're never going to be going against each other in that way. but it was a great conversation.
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>> don king apparently finds that hilarious as he's laughing beside him. by no means a real press conference, you do see there the president-elect was taking questions from reporters. cnn's scott mcclane is tracking the transition for us this morning. scott, what else did the president-elect have to say? >> he talked a lot about jobs. earlier this year, japanese firm called soft bank announced it was investing billions in the u.s. to create some 50,000 jobs. and last night, it looked like donald trump was taking some credit for some of those jobs now coming to fruition. soft bank has invested in sprint and also a florida tech start-up called one web which aims to expand internet access by using small satellites. trump says both those companies are now hiring. >> so we just had very good news. because of what's happening and i was just called by the head people of sprint and they're going to be bringing 5,000 jobs back to the united states, they're taking them from other countries, they're bringing them
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back to the united states. >> now, trump also said that one web would be hiring 3,000 people. now, kate, it's unclear how much credit trump really deserves here but it's worth pointing out that sprint made the initial call to donald trump. they also mentioned him in their statement yesterday. saying they look forward to working with him to create jobs here in the united states. now, today we know that donald trump is meeting with his inner circle to talk about inauguration and also get started on writing his speech, something that he plans to do largely on his own. we also have expecting the possibility of another cabinet announcement some time this week. the secretary veterans affairs position is still open. and that is a big one, especially for donald trump, given how much time he spent on the campaign trail, promising better care for america's veterans, kate. >> yeah, one of the singular kind of themes that were constant throughout his campaign was talking about veterans and i improving veteran's care, so that post, extremely important one.
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scott, thank you. with me now, ilinia johnson, national political reporter for politico. hyram hill, supporting trump during the campaign. angela rye is a common political commentator and former executive director of the congressional black caucus. great to see all of you. >> you too, kate. >> so, so ilinia, what are you hearing in your reporting about the jobs he announced? this is maybe the second or third wave of job announcements that he's come out to say, you know, claiming credit for, taking a bit of a victory lap for. does he deserve the credit? >> yeah, i actually don't think this is so out of the ordinary. you know, it's in sprint's interest to give a nod to the incoming president. it's in trump's interest to take credit for the announcement. and, you know, it's just -- it's just historically true that incoming presidents get credit for economic developments,
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whether or not they actually deserve it, and so trump will get credit for the positive economic trends. whether or not he deserves it. he'll take the blame for the negative economic trends, whether or not they're his fault. this seems to be in the regular course of events. >> and if history proves correct, if when he gets the negative, he will blame it on the administration before, as we've seen with every president past. >> absolutely. >> exactly right. so he has run into this. we saw this with the carrier announcement in indiana. where he made the announcement and i spoke with some of the workers in the plan, they were very thankful for the announcement, that he was there, that he helped keep jobs at that plant, at that carrier plant. but it was off. the numbers were wrong. the timing of this announcement. some of the -- some of these jobs had already been announced. if you don't get it squarely right, does it diminish kind of the victory lap he can take when he maybe should deserve credit for some of this?
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>> i think so. look, i think one of my biggest criticisms of donald trump is the people that are around him sometimes don't help him articulate some of these accomplishments very well. and i think if he looked at the carrier announcement, he deserved immense credit for that for doing what a leader should do. standing up and saying, look, if you move these jobs out of the country, there's going to be consequences. barack obama when he was running in '08 said that, he told union leaders, if you need my help, i'll walk the line with you. and so i think to have a president or an incoming president stand up and actually following through with that promise is a pretty remarkable moment in time. but i think you're right, he needs to better articulate these victories. because otherwise, he diminishes it. you know, if we're nitpicking over the numbers. >> inner eterms of the carrier. >> it's a distraction, exactly, absolutely. >> angela, your thoughts? >> well, i just wanted to briefly respond. think it's important to note with the carrier deal in particular, there were incidents
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put in place by the state of indiana to protect and keep those jobs here in this country. and so donald trump can certainly claim credit for that because we know that the outgoing governor of indiana is of course -- was his running mate and is now the incoming vice president. so of course he can claim credit for that. i just think it's interesting that he also was side tracked in that deal by getting into a fight with a union leader from carrier who called him a liar and gave him the many reasons why. so i think it's important to note, yes, donald trump is going to be his own worse enemy. to your point, kate, at one point, he'll say, owe,h, i take credit for all things good, on the other hand, he'll say, it's a good thing we're getting rid of barack obama because it's going bad. the challenge will be how the hill, how the rest of the country will be able to work with donald trump. there was a piece that came out yesterday talking about my former bosses at the cbc who said, listen, we're happy to work with donald trump -- some of them say we're happy to work
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with donald trump on an infrastructure spending bill. we're happy to know that it's not just permanent enemies or permanent friends for us, it's permanent interest. i'm not there yet. i love my bosses but i am so torn about this. definitely think we need to do what's right for the country, particularly as it relates to jobs and the many local economies that are struggling all over this country. but this is going to be a tough hill to climb, particularly when he's at odds with the outgoing president of the united states and demonstrating to the world they're not on one accord. >> are they at odds? are they not at odds? are they friends? are they frenemies? it depends on the day and the time st time stamp. at 12:08, angela, where do you think it stands between the president-elect and president obama? >> here's what i'll tell you. i think barack obama is smart enough to know to play donald trump. and by that i mean he is going to say what he needs -- what donald trump needs to hear so that many of barack obama's legacies and some of the key points that he stands on, that
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he's the most proud of, that we know he'll talk about in his outgoing speech on january 10th, he's going to do what he needs to do to protect those legacy items. whether or not donald trump is frustrated by some of the things that the president is doing as he goes out, he should have expected this. these are thing, again that only bolster the president's long-term legacy and his impact on history. >> harlan, does it matter to you if the president and the president-elect get along? if you are a -- if you're a very strong trump supporter and you remember very clearly how much they clashed and disliked each other during the campaign, do you even want them getting along? do you like this kumbaya or something of it? >> there are two issues at play. one i think is barack obama has changed his tone recently. this whole pivot to israel between the united nations resolution and john kerry's speech yesterday i think struck a very negative tone. that followed on the heels of barack obama saying he would have been able to beat donald trump if he could have stood for
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a third term. a slap in the face to barack obama and hillary clinton. i found that sexist for him to stand up and say, could i have wiped the floor with him. i think that might be unprecedented for a president to speak about a president-elect that way. >> angela? >> i just -- i think that's funny to hear about sexism from a trump supporter from that campaign. i also think it's not a slap in the face to hillary clinton. it is the truth, he would have beat donald trump. look at the president's current approval ratings. >> oh, please. >> i don't think it was to downplay -- oh, no, please is right, please stay one more term, barack obama. >> this election was a referendum on last eight years which have been a disaster -- >> did you miss almost 3 million votes? >> -- a disaster for the american middle class -- >> did you miss 3 million votes? >> -- strategic victory in the electoral college -- >> okay, harlan. go ahead. >> the truth is presidents don't run for third terms so obama's
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remarks were neither here nor there. this was a change election. obama's remark, it was a slap at hillary clinton, but it's an exercise that it doesn't matter, presidents don't run for third terms and it's a meaningless really mark. >> then why did he say it? >> because he was being interviewed by his friend david axelrod who -- >> and i looked back in history, bill clinton actually said the same thing about if he could run again. >> so pompous. >> again, this is why i find it fascinating. because it's not going to happen. i do not understand why anyone would -- why a president -- why really it's on the president-elect on this, why the president-elect, why this bothers him so much, that he talked about it for three days in a row. but i do want to ask you, ilinia, on the issue of it is on the rock, it is going smoothly, depending on the moment we heard
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from the president-elect in the past couple of days. what are you hearing though behind the scenes? where the real mechanics is happening with the staff? is it going smoothly? >> i think the transition is going relatively smoothly in terms of the big appointments. my reporting really suggests that there has been some tension in the undersecretary-type positions. trump has intended to empower like his secretary of state, secretary of defense, to choose their undersecretaries. there's been some tension with transition staffers offering positions to those people at the same time their secretaries principals have offered those same positions. it's a little tension there that's not popping through to the front page headlines yet, but not the sort of thing you're going to read on the front page of the news. >> i could see that being a problem, two people show up for the same job. guys, great to see you, thanks so much. the united states gets ready for a big payback.
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president obama preparing to retaliate against russia for interference in the u.s. election. russia says bring it on. details could be announced today of what that retaliation might look like. looking at that just ahead. and also this, legendary actress, dancer and singer, a true triple threat, debbie reynolds died just one day after her daughter, actress carrie fisher. we're going to look at reynolds remarkable career and the close bond between mother and daughter. when you've got an uncontrollable cough,
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cnn there will be harsh measures taken against russia, some things we will see, some things we may never know about. those details could go public at any time. let's get more details on what we do now right now with atheena jones, in honolulu, where the president and his family are on vacation -- that's the hardest thing i'm going to say apparently athena because i can't get it out of my mouth. what do we know about the administration's plans for these sanctions? when could we hear? >> hi, kate. we could hear as soon as the next few hours. among those harsh measures, expanded sanctions and diplomatic measures. we also expect the government to name individuals who are associated with the russian disinformation campaign that did the interfering in the election. this is what it's all about. russia is known for these disinformation campaigns. the u.s. intelligence officials believe they used hacks, hacking, to get information from mostly democratic party organizations and officials and then they used that against hillary clinton and her
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presidential campaign. we also have indications from government sources that there are plans for covert actions, unannounced moves that will be taken at a time of their choosing, things we may never hear about, in order to retaliate against russia. this is coming as we're hearing from president obama trump we should get on with our lives, saying computers have complicated things. his move, seeming to dismiss the need for sanction, are at odds from what we hear from capitol hill. folks like from arizona republican john mccain, lindsey graham from south carolina and democratic senator amy klobuch ra from minnesota who just last hour said not responding to russia is an invitation for not only russia but other countries. china comes to mind. to try to do this again. this should not be a political issue. she said she hopes president obama takes this seriously when he takes office and she's going to base her decisions not on
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what he tweets or what he says in an offhanded way but on what he says once he gets into office. kate. >> what we have heard from him so far puts him at odds over where president obama is, which also means these sanctions could be short-lived as president trump prepares to take office. let's continue the discussion. jill dougherty, she ran cnn's moscow bureau for many years, a dear friend, hi there, jill. also jackie kucinich, political analyst and washington bureau chief for the daily beast. jill, this is long your area of expertise. how confident are you that sanctions right now coming from the obama administration, though we of course don't know the exact details right now, but that sanctions right now will have an impact? >> well, you know, they're upping the ante. even though the obama administration says it's proportionate. they're upping the ante because we don't know yet but, you know, it could be more personally
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aimed at president putin releasing or leaking information about, which could be embarrassing information, about the president himself or key members of president putin's administration or oligarchs or others of power in russia. and, you know, i've been messaging back and forth with the foreign ministry spokesman, maria zhahatava and i asked her with these things, and she said, quote, they will get the same. she's saying we'll be proportionate too. you know, we'll answer everything you do in kind. i think this is very disturbing right now because it feels so much like the cold war, where you're going to have tit-for-tat measures and we don't know where it's all going to end. >> how serious do you take that threat? i was going to ask you that, coming from the foreign
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ministry, is that serious? >> i think it's serious, oh, yeah, i mean, it depends on, you know, what the measures are. i don't think -- >> yeah. >> -- either side wants to get into some type of real cyberwar where you start destroying infrastructure. that really would be war. but right now, a lot of it's diplomatic, economic, sanctions, et cetera. and they are going to -- they say they're going to be prepared to be as nasty as anyone can be. so buckle your seat belt. >> so you've got this happening. this kind of playing out right now on -- from the white house side, jackie, but you also have got the new administration that will be coming in in just weeks. >> right. >> trump could undue these sanctions as soon as he gets into office. it sounds like he could face a fight from congress here. i spoke to senator amy klobuchar in the last hour and also
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senator graham said this just this week. >> i would say we believe the russians did this and we'll do something about it. we're going to put sanctions together that hit putin as an individual and his inner circle for interfering in our election. and they're doing it all over the world, not just in the united states. >> what would a fight between bipartisan congressional effort and a president trump look like on this? >> yes, it would be a pretty harsh welcome to governing for donald trump if he decides to try to roll back these sanctions. that's one of the reasons the white house is making a big to do about them. and rolling them out when they are. they want to make sure it's very hard for the trump administration if they so choose to roll these back. both publicly and with congress. and lindsey graham and john mccain and i'm sure, you know, you'll hear other people, once people get back in town, really speak out against russia. it's a really tough position. particularly for republicans to be in.
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who have been very critical of russia over the past decade or so. to all of a sudden because of the new administration coming in say, oh, they're okay. and, you know, what struck me about what trump said yesterday about moving on with our lives, that's the point, really. with these sanctions. is to prevent these from happening again. it isn't so much about the last election as it is about the next election. they're looking to prevent this. it's not necessarily -- they're looking at it through the prism of questioning his legitimacy. they're looking about the future probably more so than it's about the past. >> jill, i want to get your take, your impression from when donald trump made the statement. he was asked very directly about how he feels generally about sanctions against russia. and when he said, we ought to move on with our lives, i mean, it sounds like he's completely dismissing the idea. i mean, what's your sense, what's your reaction to that? i mean, i assume russia's listening very intently to that.
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>> they're listening very intently, kate. i think if we look back, stand back and look at what's going on. look at the decision that the agreement in syria that just happens, is happening right now, president putin coming out, look like the person who was able to solve things when the administration of barack obama was not. so russia right now is positioning itself to look like the peacemakers, the guys who can get things done, and they're doing that in order to kind of set it up to say the obama administration could, you know, just ruin things, destroy the middle east, destroy syria, et cetera. and now waiting for a few weeks before the new administration comes in which they think will be much more open to working with them. so i think, you know, from the russian perspective, you've got them with a big messaging campaign right now, which is to
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make the obama administration look as weak and ineffective as possible and hold out hope for working with donald trump when he is in office. >> it's interesting you say hope because i got the sense last hour, jackie, from the senator, she worked very closely on this issue with senators graham and mccain, that she is hopeful but i don't know if she was entirely confident that when donald trump takes office that he'll have a -- it will change his mind, if you will, on the intelligence and where it stands on this, because his words and actions to this point have not shown that. >> exactly. i mean, and that's the open question of whether he wants an open war. not only with democrats in the senate, particularly in the senate, but also with republicans. and let's not forget, he has a secretary of state with very close ties of russia who's going to have a confirmation hearing coming up. who's going to get very tough questions. a lot of those questions are going to -- rex tillerson is -- >> especially one of those
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senator, lindsey graham. >> yeah, exactly. precisely. one of the -- he is going to have to have a very good answer for that question of what do you think of this hacking, what are you guys going to do. >> yeah, absolutely. guys, it's great to see you. thank you sop. watching this very closely today as we await this announcement coming from the white house on what sanction, what measures will be taken against russia today, thank you. ahead for us -- concerns about security as americans prepare to ring in the new year. more than 1 million people are expected to fill new york's times square. ahead, new details about how police are planning to keep the area secure. a press conference ahead. plus, remembering legendary actress debbie reynolds. she passed away just one day after the sudden death her daughter actress carrie fisher. ahead, a look at reynolds' decades-long career. ♪ in the morning
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ooh, i'm late for my manicure. we'll meet for dinner at 8:00. reminds me of a song. ♪ she gets hungry for dinner at 8:00 ♪ >> i forgot how great she was in this role. this was debbie reynolds as grace's mom in the hit tv show "will and grace." it was just a small role in relative terms in her long and storied and celebrated career in hollywood. the legendary actress singer and dancer. she died yesterday at the age of 84 as she and her family at the very same time just beginning to grieve the death of her daughter, carrie fisher who died just the day before her. fans of hollywood's golden era and of musicals along with "star
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wars" fans all mourning the loss of two iconic performers who inspired people on screen and off. of course carrie fisher also was very brutally honest, was brutally honest and candid. her relationship with her mother inspired a lot of her material. joining me now is former "people" magazine editor tony hackett and the director of her play "wishful thinking." larry, we talked just moments ago, it's unbelievable that you lose both of these stars one right after the other, one day apart. what do you make of it? >> well, there's nothing i can do to embellish the irony and the storybook nature of this. i mean, the tragedy is going to be felt all over the place. yesterday, when i was talking about carrie fisher, i said one of the things that connected her to people, yes, she was a child of hollywood royalty. however, it was in her work and her writing you could become relatable to her. she talked about her mother.
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she talked about her struggles. that's what made the ordinary person relate to them. what happened yesterday is going to be one of those things that people will relate to. the idea of a mother dying, call it heart break, whatever it may be, but dying as she was trying to bury her daughter something any family can relate to. yes, she was famous and yes we knew her for 70 years. that's what makes it more poignant. we saw this family grow up. celebrity is one of those kind of things where you think you know them. kind of like your neighbor or your friend. when things like this happen, had they happened to your cousin or a friend of yours down street, you'd feel the same way. it's so unbelievably shocking. knowing what they've gone through. the ups and downs of their life. for it to end like this so publicly at the end of a year we've all been talking about is just, you know, it's almost too unbelievable and there's nothing i can do to underline it then say, you know, everyone's going to think about this. in the end, it's going to be herb greatest act. it will be remembered forever. >> from debby ronalds to her daughter. tony, you knew -- i still say
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know. you knew carrie fisher so well. you directed her in her hit show "wishful drinking." where is your head and your heart? we were actually planning to speak with you yesterday and we ended up having to postpone it to today. i was going to ask you where's your head and your heart about carrie fisher. today, where's your head and your heart not just about carrie fisher but about debbie reynol s reynolds? >> it's somewhat overwhelming. they were in some ways married at the hip. they had gone through long periods of estrangement. carrie had worked very hard to reembrace her family and her mom. and, you know, they became extremely extremely close. and, you know, as has been mentioned here, you know, the term heart break in this case is literalized. you know, it's a shocking and -- it's a really sad day. >> do you have a best memory with both of those iconic stars? >> well, yeah.
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i mean, carrie's obviously been lauded for her fierce honesty. the first time i met her we were, you know, thinking about each other in terms of whether or not we're going to work with each other. went to her house where her mother also lives. like in the same -- the property. and so we read through the script and carrie said, what did you think? i said, well, it's hysterical obviously. it's really funny. i think we can work on structural issues. there's some acting work that i think, you know, we can really get after here. she said, have you seen "star wars"? i'm not much of an actress. i mean and it was disarming. and she meant it. she's like, you know. i said well, you know, maybe we can work through that. she said no, i don't think so. so, you know, her self-awareness of what she was good at and what she wasn't good at was astonishing. as for debbie i mean, the first audience we had in berkeley, the night before carrie fell ill.
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she called her mom. and debbie came right up and they did what they liked to do. they went shopping. and there was a kind of therapeutic aspect of that. and then i had a conversation with debbie for about half an hour, you know, about illness and about frailty. and about her concern for her daughter. who obviously had suffered through a number of imnesses in her life. and so she was very, very concerned, as any mom would be. and this particular mom and daughter had been through so much with each other. they had bond around some kind of shared endurance if you will. >> that's a really wonderful way of putting it. we actually have a clip. i want to try to get it in for us. this is debbie speaking with oprah winfrey in 2011 about the ups and downs she and her daughter had in their relationship. >> she was doing a film. she had collapsed on the set.
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they had taken her to cedars sinai. it was pouring rain so you can just picture in the car with the rain smashing against the windshield and you're crying like mad and you don't know if your daughter's going to be alive when you get there. there have been a few times when i thought that i was going to lose carrie. i've had to walk through a lot of my tears, but she's worth it. >> a mother's love. they're very candid, larry. >> just that story, the idea, you know, if someone else told that from hollywood, the emphasis might be on other elements. instead, she's talking about the rain and driving the car and trying to get there. anybody can relate to that. that's storytelling. that's this connection that i was talking about earlier on, the idea that yes, they're famous, yes, we know them, but they're just like anybody else. >> and they're going through a real true family trauma now that we all can relate to unfortunately. >> absolutely. >> larry, thank you so much. tony, it's great to meet you,
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thank you. coming up for us, in just two days, about 1 million people will be jamming into new york's time square to ring in the new year of course. check your calendar. so what's being done to keep the celebration safe and secure? getting an update from police. we'll bring you that live next. sick, huh? i'm good. i just took new mucinex clear and cool. what's this sudden cooooling thing happening? it's got a menthol burst. you can feel it right away. new mucinex clear & cool. feel the menthol burst. while powerful medicine clears your worst cold symptoms. let's end this.
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just two days until we put 2016 behind us and, like every year, that means about 1 million people will pack into new york's times square for america's most famous new year's eve party. cnn's brynn gingras is in times square where they're getting ready for the security situation. >> absolutely, kate, and getting
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ready, they started getting ready actually when the ball dropped this time last year. this is a whole year process that they continue to just build upon as they get new information from things happening overseas and here in the u.s. as well. according to the nypd. some of the new things they talked about today, things that we've never seen going into the protection of times square this year. 65 sam trucks. of course that's going to ring a bell to you because we saw these vehicles that committed these terrorist attacks in nice and in berlin. these sand trucks are going to be all around the perimeter of times square as well as 100 barrier trucks which are just department vehicles that are blocking streets so cars cannot get into this area once they shut it down. they'll be shutting down streets, more streets this year, again, so cars cannot get through. these are lessons they're continuing to learn from events happening overseas and then putting into place right away here in times square for this huge event. as you mentioned, over 1 million
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people are expected to come here. and the commissioner certainly made a promise to all those people who are planning to come out. >> if you're coming down to times square, rest assured it will be a safe venue. the nypd and our partners will make sure we do our absolute best to keep people safe. >> we're talking about multilayers of security. that's such the key when it comes to the nypd. they're the people who have the heavily armed, who are heavily armed. then they have the people in plainclothes, kate. they have people who for the past couple of weeks have been going into hotels, going into parking garage, visiting truck rental centers, doing things to prepare for this night on saturday. again, multilayer. it is a completely secure area. that's the promise come saturday, kate. >> all right, brynn, great to see you, thanks so much. two days to go. we'll be there. and we will be there. programming note for you. be sure to tune in to cnn on new
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year's eve as anderson cooper and kathy griffin ring in the new year. beginning at 8:00 p.m. eastern. can only imagine what trouble those two will get into this time. the mexican drug cartel kingpin known as el chapo is behind bars now. his brazen escape from prison was one of the biggest crime stories of 2016. we're going to count down the top ten of those crime stories that grabbed the headlines just ahead.
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wanted to help the school. they would put these signs on the door to let the teacher know you didn't cut off the light. the teachers, they would call us the energy patrol. so they would be like, here they come, turn off your lights! those three young ladies were teaching the whole school about energy efficiency. we actually saved $50,000. and that's just one school, two semesters, three girls. together, we're building a better california. home grown terror, a drug epidemic hitting almost every corner of the country and the capture of a notorious drug lord. crime and justice in the year 2016. jean cass skacass saress takes back at some of the worst criminals of the year. >> we are now going anywhere.
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we're here to do a job. >> reporter: a 41-day occupation ended when four remaining protesters finally surrendered. one of the leading occupiers was killed the month before, heightening tensions. the armed occupiers, frustrated with the feds over land right issues. >> the world's most wanted drug lord, el chapo guzman, captured. >> reporter: mexican navy special forces captured drug ping el chapo in a predawn raid. six months earlier, he broke out of a mexican prison through a hole in his shower stall that led to a tunnel. this was his second escape. >> heroin is the devil. >> reporter: law enforcement facing a natural heroin epidemic. ohio police posting this picture to demonstrate the devastating impact on families. >> people do not understand what this drug's doing and how it affects families overall. little kids get caught up in this. >> reporter: and the video of a couple overdosing going viral.
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>> i found myself unable to put the heroin down. it's devastation, it's pain, it's anguish. >> reporter: the addiction beginning for some with prescription drugs. the crisis made even worse this year by deadlier drugs. 2016 showed an increase in feltenal drug overdoses. >> it's not going to make a did i difference. >> reporter: 700 homicides in chicago. the worst year for murders in two decades. there are an average of 82 shootings per week. >> on that morning, all that i was told was that i had been found behind a dumpster. potentially penetrated by a stranger. >> reporter: stanford swimmer brock turner was released from prison after three months. he was convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman. the move angered the public and the victim's heart wrenching statement seen by millions.
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apple refusing to comply with a california judge's order to help the fbi retrieve information from the iphone of san bernardino gunman syed farook. the phone was unlocked by a third party but apple's refusal set a precedent for future cases that tech companies asserting their constitutional rights may refuse to comply with a court subpoena power. >> there's been an explosion taking place in the chelsea neighborhood of manhattan. >> reporter: the act of a lone wolf terrorist. >> everybody get off the street. >> reporter: 29 injured. no one was killed. two other devices found in new jersey. this one detonated by the bomb squad. 28-year-old ahmed khan rahimi captured in a shootout with police days later in new jersey. in february, new york supreme court justice scalia, the longest serving justice, died in
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his sleep. who would appoint his replacement and what impact will that have became front page news in this election year. president obama's attempt to replace him blocked by republicans. the next justice will be appointed by president-elect trump. >> help me get his head up. >> reporter: police shootings and race relations dominated the conversation. reaching a crescendo for four days in july. alten sterling shot by police in louisiana. castille shot by police in minnesota. both died from their wounds. and then in dallas in the evening hours of july 8th, 12 police officers shot, 5 killed during protests as a gunman ambushed police. it ended when a bomb squad robot killed the gunman after negotiations failed. >> this must stop. this divisiveness. between our police and our citizens. >> reporter: it was the
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deadliest single incident for u.s. law enforcement since 9/11. other shootings of and by police officers would follow, reigniting the national debate about law enforcement in the u.s. >> i can hear shotguns closer and i look over and he shoots the girl next to me. and i'm just there laying down and thinking i'm next, i'm dead. >> reporter: the deadliest mash shooting in america, 49 killed, 53 wounded during a gunman's rampage inside orlando's pulse nightclub in june. killer omar mateen telling police he was a soldier of isis. was killed after a three-hour standoff with police. >> most of the victims who died were under the age of 40, young men and women full of dreams and full plans. >> jean, thank you so much for that. we're continuing to follow breaking news. a cease-fire to go into effect in syria in just hours. will it hold?
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♪ you're the meaning in my life ♪ ♪ you're the inspiration on new year's day, the latest cnn film explores the hit band chicago. the group's 50 years topping the charts. it started in 1967 with hit after hit spanning decades. chicago remains one of most legendary groups in rock and roll history. here is a sneak peek of the
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film. >> came in with this big entourage. she went, hey, pick up the f'ing brush. when you get done with that, apologize to me that you talked to me that way. well, she picked up the brush and she said, i'm sorry. ♪ take another little piece and that was the start of a thing where she hung with us and she showed us what she did to command on the stage. ♪ you know you got it how she could really handle people and we went on the tour, the last big tour on west coast. that was the last tour that big brother and the holding company with janis joplin did. we saw their last show. >> joining me now, the founding member of chicago, walt, it is
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great to see you and great to meet you. >> it's great to be seen and i have to say at this hour, there would have been a time when we would do something like this, we'd stay up all night and walk in the studio and fall flat on our face. so you know what, i'm awake and those days are past. >> sounds like my monday, how i roll into the studio every monday morning. so walt -- what did you think when she came to you about a cnn documentary about chicago? >> i like your style. >> did you think it was -- did you think they were serious when we said, we want to look at chicago, we want to follow chicago's success for a full documentary? >> well, it's something that came about -- if i have time to say it. we were thinking about this a good five years ago and then put it into effect about three years ago. and the real purpose of --
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there's just so many urban legends and people in the band saying this happened and that, this one started the band, this one sabotaged the band or whatever. when you see this cnn documentary, which you were gracious enough to put on your fine station, you're going to know the real story of how we started our band from start to finish, and there's no finish yet, and i can only say you ain't seen nothing yet. >> that's a good tease. what do you attribute to chicago's success? 50-plus years in the business, you're still rocking, you're still touring today. what's the secret? >> it's the love of music. you know, it's a brotherhood. the people that have come by from the start were dedicated to try to be -- we want to make the best band possible. and we were asked later on, i think i was asked later on, what would you like to be known as.
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and i took part of a john lennon retort and said, you know, i'd like to be known as a good little rock and roll band with horns. and i think we've achieved that. through of the horn players, we've been together 49 years, robert lamb has been with us the whole time. so we've kept the essence of the band and the core of the band together and it's -- we have a tremendous respect for each other. even though we can fight like cats and dogs, like brothers and a marriage. >> so what does 2017 hold for chicago? >> so you know what, it's a lot of fun. pardon me? >> what does 2017 hold for you guys? >> i didn't catch that. >> guy, can you drop the sound, i think he's having a hard time hearing over that. what does 2017 hold for you guys, walt? >> well, what do you think we
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have left? >> exactly. >> is that what -- >> what more you gonna give us? yeah, i'm missing out on something here with my ear piece to tell you the truth. >> i think we're -- unfortunately, i think we're having audio tech with walt but thank you, we'll all be watching this documentary. be sure to tune in sunday night for now more than ever the history of chicago. thank you so much for joining me at this hour. our coverage continues next with jake tapper. -- captions by vitac -- hello, i'm jake tapper. wherever you are watching from around the world, thank you for joining us. we're following several major stories this hour. ready to retaliate. the obama administration gets set to attempt to punish russia for what u.s. intellige


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