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♪ the next commander in chief mocking the intelligence agencies that keep the country safe, blaming them for delaying his planned announcement about what he knows about the russian hack. obamacare takes center stage on capitol hill today. president obama meeting with democrats trying to save the law. vice president-elect mike pence and republicans trying to take it apart. and new congress off to a raucous start. house republicans scrap a plan to undermine the ethics watchdog that oversees it. >> what a 24 hours.
that was crazy, right? >> that was really crazy. >> i'm john berman. >> i'm christine romans. it's 4:00 a.m. in the east. happening today, or rather, not happening, according to transition officials, remarks donald trump promised by today about a russian hacking according to information he said only he knew. other official tells cnn the president-elect is likely to sit down by the end of the week for the intelligence community's final report on russian lacking. trump explained his remarks this way in a tweet. the "intelligence" briefing on so-called russian hacking was delayed until friday. perhaps time needed to build a case. >> the national director of intelligence james clapper was never scheduled to be in new york for the top-level briefing until friday. one u.s. official suggested that mr. trump may be, quote,
confusing his presidential daily briefing with the final intelligence of russian hacking ordered by president obama. officials say president obama has yet to see the final report himself. the latest twist we should note is the third at least version on the last four days from trump and his team. trump said that he had only that only he knew when it came to russian hacking. and he said he needs to wait until a final report to make a final judgment and now he's alleging this delay. this morning on capitol hill, dueling meetings. president obama set to meet behind closed doors with house and senate democrats at 9:00 to strategize ways to protect the affordable care act. at the same time, vice president-elect mike pences will meet with republicans for repealing obamacare. already senate republicans have taken the first steps toward budget resolution for tuesday. with emotion to overturnkey parts that make obamacare work.
that's still a far cry from the complete repeal promised by donald trump. that would require 60 votes in the senate. republicans don't have that. high drama on capitol hill as a brand-new congress is sworn in. just 12 hours or so after republicans voted behind closeds doors to gut the ethics watchdog. those same republicans decided it was not worth a big fight on day one. maybe it was the media attention this move received or maybe from the soon to be occupant of the oval office. cnn's manu raji with the latest from capitol hill. >> good morning, john and christine. the 115th congress convening yesterday with a lot of pomp and circumstance. members elected for the first time getting sworn into office, getting ready for an aggressive agenda, one in in which the house and senate republican
leadership want to repeal obamacare, replacing obamacare, overhauling the tax code. trying to get rid of major regulations. and of course confirming donald trump cabinet and the supreme court justice. that doesn't mean there wasn't controversy yesterday. yesterday there was a significant amount of controversy after house republicans set to move forward with a rules package that would have gutted a key ethics watchdog, that actually polices members of congress. a lot of members do not like the way it has conducted itself over the last eight years. so, they voted to try to kill it essentially. and it got a lot of pushback. angry voters called lawmakers offices to demand they do not vote for this when it became public. and donald trump tweeted said he did not think this was a good idea on the first day of the new congress. in the meanwhile, paul ryan calling an emergency meeting to
get rid of that proposal is part of a broader rules package. and the members agreed. relenting, agreeing on a rules reform bill. that also angered democrats because democratic members who staged protests without permission. so, a lot of controversy on the first day of the new congress. it's a sign of things to come as they deal with things like obamacare and tax reform. >> thanks, manu. chuck schumer, the newly minted democratic leader saying he's ready to take on his republican colleagues. overnight, schumer telling msnbc that he's prepared to block a supreme court vote that is not mainstream that requires 60 votes. >> we are not going to settle on a supreme court nominee, if they don't propose somebody who is really good we're going to oppose them tooth and nail. it's hard for me to imagine a
nominee that donald trump would choose that would get republican support pansd we would support. so you're right. >> so, you would do your best to keep the seat open? >> absolutely. >> declares democrats would hold trump accountable for his campaign promises to, quote, truly make america great. >> what we will always do is hold the president-elect and his republican colleagues in congress accountable. accountable to the working people. to whom the president-elect promised so much. accountable to the people of all colors and creeds and sexual orientations in this country, for whom he is president. accountable to the millions of americans who voted for him, with all due respect, america cannot afford a twitter presidency. >> among the promises schumer says democrats will hold trump
to increasing to 5% and pushing packages. three will meet on capitol hill including ex-exxon ceo rex tillerson. tillerson has just agreed to relinquish nearly a quarter billion of stocks that he owns putting it in a blind trust. and james madis who nodes a special waiver before he can head the pentagon. and nominee jeff sessions who is one of the more controversial picks because of his views on race relations he is running into opposition. members of the naacp propose a sit-in. their president was arrested by police. bill and hillary clinton will attend donald trump's inauguration later this month. aides to both clintons
confirming they have rsvp'd for the event. and former president george bush and his wife laura will be attending, and his father did not attend. and jimmy carter said he will be on hand. >> ford said it's scrapping plans to build a new car plant in mexico and said they will create hundreds of jobs in the u.s. his critics calling it crony capitalism, returning favors once he takes office. >> well, first off, we didn't cut a deal with the president-elect. we did what's right for our business, first and foremost. that's what drives us in every business decision that we make. but we look at a lot of factors, poppy, and one of the factors that we see is again this more positive u.s. environment for manufacturing and investment here. and we take that into account in our investment decisions. >> so a good business decision.
2 1/2 hours before that announcement, trump tweeted this, general motors is sending mexican made model of achieve cruise to u.s. car dealers tax-free across border. make in usa or pay big border tax! the automaker believes that electric vehicles will outsell gas-powered cars in the next 15 years. the auto industry, by the way, has yet to recover from the huge losses during the reinvestigation. in 2007, more than 1 million americans making cars and auto parts. that tally was cut by nearly half, 900,000 americans. hiring since has leveled off there. we'll get the final sales for 2016 later today. the auto industry could beat the record set in 2015. so beating its record set in 2015, but not back to the employment level in 2007 and a
drop in sales this queer. another thing about the gm tweet that i found interesting, mary barra is one of his advisory panels. you'd think he'd call up on the phone and ask mary barra, what's going on with the achiechevy cr. >> the president-elect gave us lockheed martin and boeing also. he plays both ends of this. he got results from ford. one of the gushing plays he got. he talked about the more positive environment. because of president-elect. >> he said it was a volt of confidence for president-elect trump. another interesting thing about the ford deal if you want to be right there front and center on tax reform that could end up saving you lots of money, maybe
this morning, new denials from russia over allegations that it hacked the democratic party and the clinton campaign officials during the u.s. election. the white house says it is now 100% certain because of the digital fingerprint the hackers left behind. a spokesman for the kremlin insists his country could not be involved. let's get the latest from cnn senior international correspondent fred pleitgen. there's a lot of he said, they said, fred. >> that's right. we've been dealing with the
story both here in moscow, of course, with you guys over in the u.s. as well with the state department spokesman john kirby coming out saying, look, the evidence is rock solid. all of the intelligence agencies have it. we've seen it. it's absolutely clear, what he says, the russians were involved in the electoral process and tried to influence it. i was able to speak to dmitry pesk peskov, he's a spokesperson for vladimir putin. he said absolutely not. talking about that acrylic keyboard. he said, look, anybody can use an about crimic keyboard. and once again, he denied any involvement by what he calls official russia. one of the things about the incoming trump administration folks having saying, look, they question what the intelligence is saying. they say in the past, the intelligence community was wrong, for instance, on weapons of mass destruction in iraq in
2003. however, yesterday, the director of the cia john brennan was on pbs, and he said, look, a lot has changed since then. let's have a listen to what he said. >> in the aftermath of that, there was a total review of the review process and the analytic process and assessments that are done with the intelligence community. with a number of steps that were taken to make sure that we're going to be as accurate as possible. and so, it's been light years since that iraq wmd report has been done. and there has been tremendous, i think, further development of our analytical capabilities as well as our intelligence capabilities. >> john brennan there talking about the developments in the u.s. intelligence community. you know, it's interesting to follow this debate here in russia. because there is obviously a lot of coverage of what's going on in the u.s. of these hacking allegations. but at the same time, you can really feel how the russians and their government are looking
towards the future. i spoke to a former senior adviser of vladimir putin, somebody who is very, very close to the russian president. he believes first of all, that putin does have a great deal of admiration to donald trump that the two men are similar in the way they deal with issues. he says right now, the russians are looking towards the future, waiting to see whether or not trump will be as positive towards the russians seemingly now once he takes office. >> frederik pleitgen, great to have you with us. in syria, five-day old cease-fire is already crumbling. government forces now launching attacks in and around damascus that has the rebels threatening to pull out of peace talks. turkey's foreign minister is saying those planned talks could fail if the cease-fire does not hold. and there's a widening water crisis for 4 million people in damascus, syria's capital city, caused by nearby springs that
search 70% of damascus' population. media news. a big move for megyn kelly. she is leaving fox news for a new job and time slot on nbc. why she said it was time jump. . it soothes all my muscle aches and pains. and it's convenient for those hard to reach places. and if you're like me, you'll love blue-emu super strength cream. it's made with real emu oil, it's non greasy, it's a deep penetrating formula that works itself down into your joints. take it from me. it works fast and you won't stink. blue-emu, it works for me it'll work for you.
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is looking to extend an emergency rule in turkey for another three months. let's bring in cnn's ian lee live in istanbul. ian, we've been looking at that selfie video for about 24 hours now. they say they identified this man. there's a fingerprint, we know. are they in the course of getting him? >> well, according to the foreign ministry, yeah, they know who he is. they haven't released his nationality. but they say they're getting clues which will help build this case. to figure out if he had any help. now, they did arrest those five isis members, they said, in isner which is the third largest city here. that may have helped in the attack. they're also interrogating 16 other people to figure out if they had anything to do in the attack. turkey is extending its emergency powers for another
three months, this is not only to help combat isis but also to go after the people behind the coupe. also we're going to hear from ed erdogan in less than an hour now. this is the first time that we'll hear from the president since the attack. and had also spoke to president obama. obama offered condolences for the recent deaths here in turkey. but we've also heard from the turkish government while the bond is close between turkey and the united states, they said that there is a crisis of confidence right now. turkey and the united states, not always seeing eye to eye,en many issues, especially those happening in neighboring syria. >> ian lee, keep us posted on that manhunt and any political developments. this will be megyn kelly's final week of fox news.
she's joining nbc news where she will host a daily daytime show and sunday news show. fox offered $20 million more for kelly to say but she insists it's spending more time with her family. >> i'm very grateful to nbc for this opportunity and i'm deeply thankful to fox news for the wonderful time i've had here. i've grown up and given every chance a young reporter could ever ask for. >> no word on a replacement for kelly on fox. and it's not clear when she will start her new nbc job because of the fox job that expires in july. the fact that fox is letting her finish out the week there is a sign they'll let her do that. >> $25 million a year -- leaving that on the table is a lot of money. >> it's a pay cut for you. >> exactly.
pay cut. 24 minutes past the hour, convicted church shooter dylann roof set to represent himself in the sentencing phase of this trial beginning in just a few hours. the judge declared roof mentally competent to act as his own attorney. he's expected to make an opening statement bit not call any witnesses. the 22-year-old was convicted last month of fatally shooting nine people at a charleston church. bitter cold air moving across the u.s. and a chance for snowfall. snowfall in the southeast. let's get to meteorologist pedram javaheri. >> john and christine, things getting very interesting the next couple of days, across a pretty large area of the country. the temps this morning, ambient air temperature, not the windchills, 14 below zero in biz mar. fargo and duluth, minus 6. hanging in the 40s and mideast, 30s and 40s, but all of that is
about to change. it migrates east as it sets up shop here. it gets moisture as the zurn bans develops off the gulf of mexico. when you put that together, it's very interesting for the south. nashville, upper 40s. chicago, only into the teens. some lake-effect snow showers possible today but certainly not a major blockbuster storm system across the great lakes. notice across the south, here's the temperature trend down to upper 30s by saturday afternoon. washington around 31 degrees as well. the freezing line indicated in pink, shows you north of this line where snow showers are possible, early saturday morning, atlanta, colombia, charlotte, north carolina could be in line for wintry weather. we will follow this carefully as well. guys. >> pedram, thank you. today was supposed to be the day that donald trump reveals what he knew that no one else did about the election hack. or the hack into the dnc or clinton campaign officials but now he's pointing a finger at
♪ the big reveal from president-elect trump on ice. he's not saying what he knows about the election hack, despite the pledge to do so. he's blaming the intelligence agency for the delay. more ahead. >> the state of obamacare at stake on capitol hill today. president obama meets with democrats to try to save it. and mike pence trying to take it apart. >> they've begun a dramatic first day for the 115th congress. to strip the ethics watchdog. welcome back to "early start." >> morning. christine morning. >> i'm john romans.
the so-called morning over so-called hacking. or you could just call it hacking. but president-elect trump won't. not russian hacking, not yet at least. more of what president-elect trump promised about the election about hacking that only mr. trump said he apparently knew that will apparently not happen today. intelligence committee saying that the briefing will likely not happen until the end of the week. the president-elect wrote the intelligence briefing on so-called russian hacking was delayed until friday perhaps more time needs to build a case. very strange. >> the drertht of national intelligence, james clapper was never even scheduled to be in new york for the top-level briefing in friday. one u.s. official suggests will trump may be, quote, confusing his presidential daily briefing
with the final intelligence vie on russian hacking that was ordered by president obama. officials say not even obama has seen the final report just yet. it was worth noting that last night's tweet was the third story about this in four days. after trump said he had intel, only he knew that he needed to wait for a final report to make a judgment. >> it's clear by using those quotation marks the way he did, he's continuing to so-doubt. >> absolutely. >> in the report. and that explains why he's not telling us more today about this. this morning on capitol hill, democrats and republicans, they hold dueling meetings with the future of obamacare. president obama is set to meet behind closed doors with house democrats at 9:00 to protect the affordable care act. at the same time, invites
president-elect mike pence will meet with republicans. to put the wheels in motion towards overturning key provisions. it's not clear how soon the repeal will go into effect and what it will be replaced with. high drama on capitol hill, as a brand new congress is sworn in, you know, just 12 or so hours after republicans voted behind closed doors to gut the house independent ethics watchdog. those same republicans decided it was not worth a big fight on day one. maybe that had something to do with the highly critical attention on the move. maybe it was that tweet from the soon to be occupants of the oval office. cnn's manu raju has the latest. good morning, john and christine. the 115th congress convening yesterday with a lot of pomp and circumstance. members who were elected and re-elected for the first time, getting sworn into office, getting ready for a very aggressive agenda one in which
the house republican and senate republican leadership want to replace obamacare, overhauling the tax code, trying to get rid of major regulations. and of course, conforming donald trump cabinet and also a ninth supreme court justice. how, that doesn't mean there wasn't controversy yesterday. in fact, there was a significant. of controversy after house republicans tried to move forward with a rules package that would have gutted a key ethics watchdog, that actually polices members of congress. a lot of members do not like the way it has conducted itself over the last eight years. so they voted to try to kill it essentially. and they got a lot of pushback. angry voters called the lawmakers' offices demanded they do not vote for this when it became public. then donald trump tweeted. said he did not think this was a good idea on the first day of the new congress. immediately after it, house speaker paul ryan convening an emergency meeting to get rid of that proposal as part of a
broader rules package. and the members agreed, relenting, agreeing and moving forward on a rules package. now, that measure also angered democrats, however, because democratic members staged protests or sit-ins on the house floor without permission. a lot of controversy on the first day of the new congress. it's just a sign of things to come to deal with things like obamacare and tax reform. john and christine. >> manu, thanks so much. chuck schumer, the newly minted senate democratic leader said he's ready to take on donald trump. he's prepared to block a trump supreme court nominee who is, quote, not mainstream. it requires 60 votes to get through the senate. >> we are not going to settle on a supreme court nominee. if they don't appoint someone who's really good we're going to oppose him tooth and nail. it's hard for me to imagine a nominee that donald trump would
choose that would get republican support that we would support. so you're right. >> so, you would do your best to hold the seat open? >> absolutely. >> remember, republicans did that with president obama's last supreme court nominee mary garland. it will be interesting to seal how hard republicans are able to fight on that. earlier, senator schumer gave his first floor speech as minority leader. he declared that democrats will hold president trump accountable to make america great. >> what we will always do is hold the president-elect and his republican colleagues in congress accountable. accountable to the working people to whom the president-elect promised so much. accountable to the people of all colors and creeds and sexual orientations isn't this country for whom he is president. accountable to the millions of americans who voted for him, with all due respect, america
cannot afford a twitter presidency. >> among the promises that senator schumer said democrats will hold trump to, pushing for a big infrastructure package. part of donald trump's cabinet picks will meeting on capitol hill including rex tillerson and the president-elect's pick for secretary of state. tillerson has just agreed to relinquish control of nearly $125 million in exxon stock he owns or will be paid, putting it all in a blind trust as opposed to sell the stock, so he doesn't have exposure to exxon anymore. also on the hill, general james madis, trump's nominee for defense secretary, madis needs a special waiverer before he can head to the pentagon. and attorney general jeff sessions, one of trump's more controversial picks is running into opposition. more than a dozen members of the naacp stages this sit-in at the
senator's office last night. the president of the naacp brooks was arrested and handcuffed by police. brooks is calling on sessions to withdraw his name from the selection process. hill and hillary clinton both will attend donald trump's inauguration later this month. also attending, former president george w. bush and his wife laura. george h.w. bush will not be there because of health issues. jimmy carter will be on hand. it is always good to see the former presidents and also former opponents at these inaugurations. a peaceful transition of power in the united states. a truly remarkable thing. new york governor and drew cuomo wants to make free tuition a reality at his state's public colleges. the governor making that announcement he was joined by free tuition champion senator bernie sanders. he calls on the rest of the
country to follow his lead. >> college is a mandatory step if you really want to be a success. and the way this society said we're going to pay for high school, because you need high school, this society should say, we're going to pay for college because you need college to be successful. >> with the anchor around you of student debt. the plan covers students whose families make 125,000 grand or less. they will be able to attend two or four-year state schools. you still have to pay for room and board. the whole thing is not free. we're talking tuition here. a recent study finds nearly two-thirds of new york's college grads walk away with some degree of debt. the governor says it's not fair. it's not fair to be a society that requires higher skills. these are two or four-year schools. we're not talking all accountants. we're talking all different jobs to prepare you in life. >> it takes 10, 15 years to work
house says it is now 100% certain, box of the digital fingerprint the hackers left behind. a spokesman for the kremlin insisting his country could not possibly be involved. a bipartisan group of senators here in the u.s. prepares to unveil new sanctions against the russians. let's get the latest from cnn's international correspondent frederik pleitgen live for us in moscow. good morning, fred. >> yeah, good morning, christine. remember, one of the things that seemed evidence of all of this, they apparently tracked back his language to a sa littlic russian keyboard. i spoke yesterday for a spokesman for president vladimir putin. he was submissive about the whole thing. he said that keyboard can be used all over the world. and he denies what he calls official russia which is all of the government and military agencies here in this country
could in any way, shape and form be involved in all of this. it's interesting to see how big all of this is playing out in russia. it's obviously all over the media. especially some of the doubts being sown by folks in the trump transition team. and that the u.s. intelligence committee got the weapons of mass destruction in iraq wrong, as he said. well, the cia director john brennan was on pbs last night. and he said that claim kind of doesn't check out anymore, because so much has changed in the intelligence community. let's list ton what he had to say. >> in the aftermath of that, there was a total review of the review process and the analytic process and the assessments done with the intelligence community. with a number of steps that were taken to make sure that we're going to be as accurate as possible. so it's been light years since that iraq wmd report has been
done. and there has been tremendous, i think, further development of our analytical capabilities as well as our intelligence capabilities. >> certainly, a lot has happened since then. it's been 13 years since that iraq intelligence came out. nevertheless, right now, it's interesting to see a mood here in moscow, as they're gearing up for the inauguration of president-elect trump, many of them saying that the russians right now are really a watch and wait-type of mode. i spoke yesterday to one of vladimir putin's main visors, a former adviser, he said that vladimir putin does value donald trump. that he believes the two men have a very similar style in dealing with issues. right now, the russians are waiting to see whether or not some of the positive rhetoric that they feel they're getting from the president-elect will actually translate into policies once he's in office, christine. >> it's just a remarkable set of circumstances. no question. thank you so much for that, fred pleitgen in moscow. a five-day old cease-fire in
syria is already crumbling. government forces are launching attacks in and around damascus. turkey's foreign minister saying those planned talks could fail if the cease-fire does not hold. and there's a widening water crisis for 4 million people in damascus. acute water shortage caused by attacks on nearby springs that searches 70% of the city's population. the facebook ceo mark zuckerberg famous for sticking to his ambitious plans for the new year. what does he have in store for 2017? hint it has to do with running shoes. we'll get a check on cnn money next. my arthritis pain used to make my favorite things to do... painful. but now with oder-free blu-emu maximum arthritis cream, i can enjoy life's big moments and life's little ones.
with the attack. the turkish parliament is moving to extend emergency rule in turkey by another three months. it was first imposed by the government an a failed military coup last summer. cnn's ian lee is live in istanbul. where's the progress? >> they know who he is, although they have not released that information or details of his nationality, if he isn't turkish. we also have that cell phone video where he's showing him doing a selfie at a market. i can tell you, i look off to my right and i can see where he was filming that video. i was shopping in that market, not too long ago. just shows how these men are just moving about turkey. but also we're hearing 21 people now total have been detained in connection with this. they're being interrogated to find out what role, if any, they played in this attack. now, those five isis members
they were detained in isner. this is the third largest city in turkey. er that detained now. it's been four days now since this happened and police haven't been able to catch him. the fact that he is an isis operative he might be able to slip away into syria. we've heard that the turkey president is about to talk in about 20 minutes from now. he's also spoken with president obama just yesterday. they talked about security, coordination. obama expressed his sympathy for two attacks that happened recently in turkey. including that deadly nightclub shooting. but they did say, the turks, there say crisis of confidence between united states and turkey right now. the two countries really not seeing eye to eye on a lot of things, especially when it comes to syria and the kurds in syria. >> ian lee for us in istanbul tracking this manhunt, thank you so much, ian.
this will be megal-kelly's final week at fox news. she's joining nbc news where she will host a daily daytime news show. and a sunday news program. fox is prepared to offer kelly $20 million if not more to stay. she insists her top priority is spending more time with her children. >> i'm very grateful to nbc for this opportunity. and i'm deeply thankful to fox news for the wonderful 12 years i've had here. i've grown up here and then been given every chance a young reporter could ever ask for. >> no word of a possible replacement for kelly at fox. it's not clear when she will start her new nbc job. her fox contract expires in july. the way the contracts work, she could be forced to send the next six months on the sidelines. >> interesting that she wants to plan for her new show or shows. the fact that fox is keeping her
on the air this week shows the amount of respect they have for her and they want to leave on good terms. >> good terms is 20 million plus a year, too. dylann roof is set to represent himself in the sentencing phase of his trial that begins in just a few hours. the judge declared roof mentally competent to act as his own attorney. he is expected to make an opening statement but not call any witnesses. the 22-year-old was convicted last month of fatally shooting nine people in a church in charleston, south carolina. the jury must choose between life in prison. they say changes made to software used to process travelers caused the outage that shut count agency systems for about four hours, just as many holiday travelers were returning to the u.s. the agency says despite the disruption, customs agents used alternative procedures to screen travelers, at the same time, we're told, maintaining the
highest levels of security. bitter cold air moving across the u.s. and a chance for snowfall in the southeast. let's get to meteorologist pedram javaheri. john and christine, watching a forecast very carefully in the eastern half of the country because we're getting a couple shots of cold air. one of it could certainly be arctic in nature. we're talking windchills even at this hour minus 20 to minus 30 range. afternoon highs will struggle to get out of the single digits in minneapolis. new york, not too bad, 50 or so degrees. but things get very interesting the next couple of days agency the arctic air wants to move off to the east. you see the air go down upper 20s by the afternoon. atlanta could struggle to get out of the 30s come saturday afternoon. that's where it gets interesting, once the storm system begins developing across the gulf of mexico, the cold air will set up shop. certainly, snous possible late friday night into saturday morning. it could bring in that quick
shot of snow around sunday to new york and philly. notice the model discrepancy between the american and european models, the ones that we like to use most frequently. the american model brings tremendous amount of snowfall across northern georgia that would include atlanta. while the european one keeps it in the mountains. we'll follow this the next couple of days, guys. that's weather. this is money. cnn money stream, the stock market enjoying a nice start to 2017. dow futures pointed higher. the dow starting the year with a 1220-point gain. stock markets in europe are mixed. shares in asia closed high letter. oil prices up 52 bucks a barrel. tesla is down more than 2% in premarket trading after the company missed its delivery forecast for 2016. the stock has struggled over the past year, even as tesla has ramped up production. it delivered about 50,000 cars in 2015. delivered more than 76,000 to
customers last year. but that was short of its goal of 80,000. the carmaker blamed its transition to new autopilot hardware. it rules that update to all 3408gdzs after a fatal accident in october involving a driver using autopilot. facebook ceo mark zuckerberg known for many things. among them keeping his new year's resolution, john berman. last year, he created an artificial home voiced by morgan freeman. he also ran 365 miles. and my personal challenge for 2017 is to have visited and met people in every state in the u.s. by the end of the year. >> that's expensive. can he afford that? >> i think he can get a personal loan. significant time in many states already. i'll need to travel to 30 states this year to complete this challenge. >> you have to talk to people.
you can't just stand in the corners. >> lock it, put it in your pocket. zuckerberg said global innovation has created many benefits. >> if you stand on the four correspondence and you put four people there you can do four states at once. >> that doesn't count. i think he wants to have meaningful conversations with people. "early start" continues right not. . the next commander in chief, mocking the intelligence agency to keep the country safe. he's blaming them for delaying his planned announcement about what he knows about the russian hack. obamacare meeting showdown on capitol hill. the current president the almost vice president in nearly the same place at nearly the same time, arguing different sides of the same issue. and the 115th congress off to a raucous start. what a day for everybody
covering capitol hill. why did house republicans scrap a plan to undermine the ethics watchdog that oversees them? the reversal. what we were talking about 24 hours. good morning, welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> nice to see you. i'm john berman. it's wednesday, january 4th. it's nearly 5:00 a.m. in the east. a new so-called controversy this morning over so-called hacking. or you could just call it hacking, with president-elect trump not russian hacking, not yet at least. remarks that donald trump promised about russian hacking during the election that mr. trump said only he knew will apparently not happen today. a transition official tells cnn the president-elect is likely to be briefed toward the end of the week on the intelligence community's final report on russian hacking. overnight, the president-elect wrote, intelligence briefing on so-called russian hacking was delayed until friday. perhaps more time needed to build a case. very strange. look at all of the quotation
marks there. "intelligence" in quotation marks. "russian hack hag" in quotation marks. clearly to sow doubt. >> getting pushinged back, they say there was no delay briefing. director of national intelligence james clapper was never even scheduled to be in new york for the top-level briefing until friday. one of the officials suggests mr. trump may be, quote, confusing his presidential daily briefing with his different briefing. this final intelligence review ordered by president obama. officials say not even obama have seen the final report yet. it's worth noting last night's tweet was the third story about this in four days from trump and his team. the first saying trump had intel only he knew. that he needed to have a final report to make a judgment. >> perhaps explaining to the american people why he's not making a statement about what he knew and continuing to sow