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intervention went well beyond hacked e-mails and so-called fake news. >> and what is in the classified report mr. trump will see today. will the president elect accept what is represented and that's the question today. we are now two weeks away from inauguration day. we have it all covered for you. he is live in trump tower in new york. good morning. >> good morning to you allison. we're now just hours away from the president elect receiving that briefing from intelligence officials and what evidence they have showing that russia was behind the sign area tacks. >> they will meet to brief him on their findings about russian cyberattacks. >> i don't think we ever encountered a more aggressive or
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direct campaign to interfere in our election process. >> dni head james clapper making it crystal clear at a congressional hearing yesterday that all 17 u.s. intelligence agencies believed russia meddles with the u.s. election. >> i do think that public trust and confidence in the intelligence community is crucial. >> and incorrectly calling out trump for his repeated attempts to undermine his conclusion. >> but i think there's a difference between skepticism and discouragement. >> but trump continues to strike a tone tweeted it was supposedly hacked by russia. how and why are they so sure about hacking. what is going on?
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and retired general martin dempsey breaking his rule not to comment on politics tweeting intelligence is hard thankless work. fortunately we have dedicated patriotic and courageous men and women on the job. thanks. >> grow up donald. grow up. >> calling trumps comments dangerous. >> for a president not to have confidence in to not be prepared to listen to the agencies is mindless. >> he tapped the former senator a hawk on russia to replace clapper. trump's transition team insisting that he supports the intelligence community pushing back on reports that the president elect wants to revamp the dni. >> there is no truth to this idea of restructuring the
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intelligence community infrastructure. >> trump's team did however signal an about face on one of his biggest campaign promises. >> who is going to pay for the wall. >> house republican officials say trump is looking to ask u.s. taxpayers not mexico to pay for his proposed border wall. republicans pay try to add billions of dollars to a massive spending bill if mexico refuses to pay for it. >> and trump tweeting out this morning what heine says and what will happen is that mexico will actually reimburse the u.s. for the cost of that wall and republicans end up going that route it could end up leading to some sort of a show down with senate democrats that could end up forcing some sort of a government shutdown. trump for his part today in addition to receiving that briefing on the russian cyberattacks he will also be meeting with magazine editors including vogue's anna wintor.
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back to you. >> thank you very much. no specific evidence of russian hacking was presented at thursday's senate hearing but in context it's important. they said and you know why to the lawmakers. they said why we don't give you specific information about sources and methods because we have a big infrastructure here that would put people at risk if we did that and the lawmakers nodded and agreed. now today president elect trump is going to hear details about operatives that acted as go betweens for the russians and wikileaks. evan perez is live in washington with more. the surprise isn't what donald trump is going to be told. it's what the president elect is going to say in response. >> the reaction is what we're waiting for. the u.s. identified intermediaries that they believe provided the wikileaks website with the democratic party e-mails stolen by hackers working for russian intelligence. this is among the pieces of information that the top intelligence officials expected
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to provide donald trump at a meeting in new york in the next few hours. today is the first time that trump will see an extensive intelligence report that looks at not only the russian hacks of democratic party groups in the last election year but also cyber hacks going back to the 2008 election year. we're told by officials that u.s. intelligence agencies have also collected intercepts of russian officials expressing happiness. donald trump's victory on november 8th. now officials say that the intercepts aren't considered smoking gun evidence against the russians but rather it's part of broader evidence that they put together. director of national intelligence james clapper told senators at a hearing in washington yesterday that the intelligence agencies believed that the evidence points at russia more residence lolutely y
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did in october. they told fox news that the russian government wasn't his source but also claims that wikileaks never knows his sources. at this point the plan is for the public to see a declassified version of the intelligence report next monday. >> we'll look forward to that. thank you very much. there's a lot to discuss this morning. so much news and joining us now is republican congressman chris collins of new york. he's a liason for the trump transition executive team. thank you for being with us. let's start with what happened yesterday. now that you have heard dni head james clapper make the case, do you know believe that russia was behind the hacking of the dnc computer? >> i'm someone that has said all along, i'll stipulate that it was russia but i continue to be disappointed in the sub text here that the democrats are pushing that somehow any of this had anything to do with the results of the election and i think that's, you know, when we talk about cyber hacking it's been going on for decades. russia has been stealing our intellectual property. others, rogue states have attempted to get into our electric grids. >> so you accept it.
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so basically you accept that russia does this and that we need to move on. there's no need to talk about it more or figure out how to retaliate. >> well, no, we should continue to do whatever we can to dissuade these rogue actors and it's really the four main countries of russia, iran, north korea and china. they're all working in different areas trying to get into our cyber systems in different ways. we need to be constantly sending the message, especially to those four countries that, you know, we're just not going to stand by and let it happen. i'm not saying we should be announcing this on the front page of the paper. >> sure. >> but this is an on going battle. >> in terms of constantly sending the message after mr. trump is briefed today by the intel head douse think he will change his message to russia? >> i can't speak for what president elect trump will do or not do other than i can assure you that between general flynn,
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the nsa and certainly others, you know, tom bossert, donald trump is going to take a very strong stance on cyber hacking and i think what the other nations will find out from donald trump, he is actually going to take some steps to make sure that they discontinue this behavior and especially china stealing our intellectual property. >> such as? >> oh, i can't tell you what they will do but i do know, you know, there's things, you know, we're able to cyber hack as well. and i think in some cases, you know, we all know peace through strength works and at some point i suspect our capabilities are greater than those other four countries combined. there's ways to send a message but it's not something that the public is going to see on the front page of the paper, nor should they. >> let's talk about this new information about the border wall. is it your understanding that the plan is for u.s. taxpayers
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to pay for the border wall with mexico and then somehow to have mexico reimburse the u.s.? >> well, here's what i will say. the u.s. is going to build the wall. so if you're going to build the wall you have to pay for the wall. now the question is where does the money come from? does it ultimately come from the taxpayers or mexico? that will be a negotiation donald trump will be having once he is president but we do need to secure our borders. we do need the wall. congress has been talking about that for years so the person that is hiring the contractors which will be the u.s., will pay the bills and however it ends up being paid, i can tell you the american public knows we need to secure the borders. congress knows we need to secure or borders. >> but i mean, that is different. what you're saying is different than the way it was explained during the campaign which is mexico will pay for it. i guarentee mexico will pay for it. there was no mention that taxpayers would have to pay for it. so this sounds like a different spin on it. >> well, no, no.
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i would not tell you right now that donald trump won't sit down with mexico and have them reimburse the taxpayers but of course we have to pay the bills. we're building the wall. ultimately though that's a negotiation the president, donald trump will have with russia, our not with russia, but with mexico to determine whether or not they will reimburse us but i can tell you the mood of congress is regardless of what we do, we need to secure or borders and the wall is part of it. >> how will he get mexico to reimburse the u.s. >> when you understand that mexico's economy is dependent on consumers, he has all the cards he needs to play. the entire nation is dependent on the u.s. consumers and our economy. that's something that we control through trade negotiations so i don't think it's that difficult
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for donald trump to convict mexico. >> let's talk about obamacare. you and your republican colleagues are interested in repealing it. how will you replace it? >> the replacement is going to come, we'll put a plan for it sometime this year i suspect in the next 6 to the 12 months. they're not going to help us at all so we need 218 out of 241 republicans to come together and we have had five or six different plans that have been discussed over the last 8 years. now we have to condense them into one final plan that is going to be the replacement for obamacare. but we should also remember only 10% of americans get their health care through obamacare. it has impacts on others from a cost perspective but obamacare as such is about 10% of americans. >> right. that sounds, i get it and that sounds low when you frame it
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that way but when you hear 30 million americans are in limbo and could, you know, there could be a window where they're not covered then they want to know exactly what your replacement plan is. >> for one thing their coverage cannot change over the next two years. there's nothing we will be able to do that will change their coverage and doctors this year. >> but after that if it's repealed that's what they're worried about so how you will be sure that you don't have a gap in coverage but in terms of the cost of it, there are estimates now that it will cost to repeal it, $350 billion over ten years. so since you do, you have been working on this with your republican colleagues for years. i mean, 6 to 8 years, why don't you guys have a consensus on a plan. >> well we have known for the last 8 years president obama wouldn't sign a repeal. number two he would never sign off on any kind of replacement. these are just healthy debates
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we have on, you know, even on the medicaid expansion. we have several republican governors that did do the medicaid expansion. we're going to have to sit down with them and discuss on the repeal what happens relative to the expansion of medicaid. that's not a done deal and as we come forward on plans we're talking about all different kinds of tax incentives to get people to take coverage. it's going to bring in all the stake holders over the next 6 to 8 months. we have the outline of where we're going to go. that's where the rubber hits the road. that's why we'll have hearings, negotiations but in the meanwhile we're not going to see any coverage changes over the next two years that should cause
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anyone to be worried. what is going to happen in three months when i have to go in for my next doctor visit. >> no coverage changes. can you guarentee after that that 30 million people will be covered and also don't have anything to worry about. >> i can assure them they're going to have better coverage options. however we end up paying for it and however we make it available to them. we understand that everyone needs health insurance. it's not affordable. $12,000 deductibles. people effectively don't have insurance. they're being required to buy something they don't want to buy. we're going to have a solution and we certainly understand, the republicans do, every american deserves access to health care. that's why we have medicaid for the poor.
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we're going to do it and it's been too expensive. >> thank you very much. >> good to meet with you. >> you too. >> that was a great interview that shows the complexity of this problem. and they would have never said that before they owned this problem. >> now something that's making it even harder is this new battle over planned parenthood. speaker ryan said when we do our first budgeting bill we're going to take money away from planned parenthood. how is the nonprofit organization going to fight back. how can this complicate the overall battle in congress. we have the executive vice
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well planned parenthood reconciliation would be in our bill. >> house speaker paul ryan vowing to stripped federal funding for planned parenthood tying it to the repeal of obamacare. the nonprofit group is determined to fight the move but with republicans controlling congress and the white house what can they do? joining us is the evp of planned parenthood. you say yourself the fight is on. how do you fight when all the sides are against you. >> chris, i'm always glad to come on and talk about the amazing services that planned parenthood provides to 2.5 million women in this country and unfortunately today to talk about how those services, birth control, cancer screenings, std testing and treatment are threatened by paul ryan and members of congress. and we are going to fight back becau
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because. >> this breaks down one word. abortion. this is what they're about. this is something they want to deliver for their base. they see you as the biggest provider of abortion in the country. that's all they need to know in terms of satisfying their base but you did an interesting survey and let's put up the numbers. those who are going to vote for donald trump, this was before the election, found that 48% of those likely voters support federal funding for planned parenthood. what do you think the disconnect is there that people that said they were going to vote for trump, so assume they're to the right almost half of them said fund planned parenthood and yet this is such a priority for the political right defunding planned parenthood. >> most americans think it's absurd that here we are in the first days of the new year and paul ryan isn't talking about a jobs bill or a terrorism safety bill. he is talking about taking away health care from millions of americans. many of whom voted for donald trump and who come to planned
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parenthood and i talked to many of these voters and they absolutely had no idea that that would be the first thing to come to the fore and they're thinking already their health care through the aca. health care they get through planned parenthood is at risk and let's talk for one minute about the other hypocrisy and they say they want to reduce abortion but yet they would cut birth control access for millions. they want to help women's health care but they want to take away cancer screenings that millions of women rely on. this is the two faced political hypocrisy americans hate. >> let's get some context to the realities. what would it do to planned parenthood if you don't have it? how many of the essential services when you talk to
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americans. a clearinghouse check from the government. planned parenthood like every other health care provider was reimbursed for the services they provide. birth control, cancer screenings. std testing and treatment and as we all talked about this funding doesn't actually had anything to do with abortion. what we know is 50% of planned parenthood health centers were located in underserved areas of the country. and women in rural areas and women of color that were going to be effected by these cuts and planned parenthood is a vital part of the safety net in this country for health care. >> planned parenthood has existed for 100 years and we're not going to go away but will we be able to serve the millions of
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patients that need our services? not if we face defunding as has been discussed. >> if you want to fight and you're going to fight on the basis of the numbers here's your main challenge. you say 3% of overall services go to abortion. the opposition says they're playing funny money at planned parenthood. it's not only 3%. they do more than that and they use whatever money they get to fund whatever they want. so they're not keeping their books in a way that tells the real story. can you rebutt that presumption. >> well this is more of the fact free zone that we seem to be living in today. years and years of, quote, studies and every other thing shows that planned parenthood is one of the most trusted, honored organizations well-known for the quality of our care. proving to be operating 100% under the law. this is one of the charges
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opponents made when they have no valitidy and they want planned parenthood to be supported and be able to provide and all of our supporters will be standing up for and making known over the next few weeks. >> we will cover this and it does come down to one and we'll follow this throughout. you're always welcome on the side of your case. thank you very much. >> what do you think about this? tweet us at new day or post your comment on day. allison. >> well, with all the talk of russia hacking, how prepare sd the u.s. for cyber warfare? next we will explore the cyber threat in his latest documentary. you want to see this.
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the broadest context it was an act of war. you respond differently to different acts of war.
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it's the act of war. fits the definition of an act of war but it doesn't mean that all of a sudden you start shooting. >> senator john mccain talking about america's new battlefield cyber warfare. how prepared are we to do battle? you have a documentary film maker. his latest film zero days dealing with that cyber threat and you have the chief washington correspondent for the new york times and he appears in zero days. good to have you both. let's start off with the context of what we just heard from senator john mccain. this is an act of war. >> you have to be careful. espionage can't be an act of war. we engage in it all the time. we have to be careful with the rhetoric but what is true is that we entered a new era of cyber conflict and that's stabilizing a very big problem. it came out ahead of the curve. why huh been so personally
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concerned about this. >> it's something across the barrier from the cyber realm to the physical realm and that set in motion a series of events so that the cyber powers around the world are now engaged in a racheting up, an escalation of cyber weapons and devices that are destabilizing the world. that made it a big concern to me. >> here's something you can help us with, david. there's a fundamental confusion. if someone, god forbid broke into the pentagon and took some viles and ran away, that's it. we would be on high alert. we're going to retaliate. they're connected to that. their ambassadors would be out and we would be thinking about it as an act of war. but when they do it, electronically, digitally, yeah it's true. russia is doing this and we're going to figure out what to do
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but it seems very confusing to people. how do you explain it? >> because i think part of this is the difference between espionage has gone on for as long as human beings have lived and the escalation to destruction in cyber. senator mccain would have been closer than being about an act of cyber war if somebody had done to us and operation olympic game. >> what we did in that case is we destroyed it so the only other way to go do this, to have taken out the iranian centerfuges would have been to send in sabitores or bomb from above. where your anlage works well was in the sony case. so the north koreans came in and
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they destroyed 70% of sony pictures entertainment computers. forget about the e-mails. that was the side show. imagine for a moment that some north koreans landed in l.a. and cnn had a picture of the burning computer center. we would have considered that an act of war. >> i think if you look at the film it's complicated. the device is rather brilliant. it slowed down the program. and that's a very ugly precedent and nobody really thought about the long-term consequences of the short-term benefit. now let's get to president day
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and put politics to the side for a second because there's no question about what the intel community believes is going on here but we hear yeah the white house knew about this and they decided not to do anything because of the political optics. how serious is it. if somebody is coming in and you believe they're hacking e-mails and trying to mess with your election and you do nothing because it's cyber and it's not like they had operatives on the ground, is it that meaningful of a distinction? >> i think the distinction goes back to earlier operations that the russians did hear. this group, apt 28, basically the gru, the russian military intelligence unit was responsible for the hacks at the white house. responsible for the hacks of the state department. the joint chiefs of staff and then they get to this one. this story was one of remarkable incompetence all the way around. the dnc left the door open and the fbi came to them and it took
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months before the dnc took any action and in those nine months the president didn't know. by his own account he didn't learn until early summer and the dnc leadership didn't know and that's the unforgivable part here. you could have acted earlier. >> you're on the front lines of this, what keeps you up at night? >> i think what keeps me up at night is the fact that we're only just now having this conversation about the dangers of cyber. and the thing we launch did is discovered by homeland security and they're terrified and it's just down the treat they launched the attack. >> thank you. very much. it's always nerve racking to
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have these conversations. >> your in the sweet spot because often fear is where we are right now. it needs to be matched by reason. always a pleasure to have you. >> so the president elect is being disposed during his transition and one of dozens of potential legal fights he is facing while in office. why didn't we know more about the fact that he was deposed just now? a closer look, next. uldn't keep. so, i switched to tide pods. they're super concentrated, so i get a better clean. tide. number one rated. it's got to be tide
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the terror suspects originally from yemen were in prison without trial for 15 years. the pentagon saying of the 55 that remain, 19 have undergone a security review process and are eligible for transfer. president elect trump has called on president obama to stop the transfers. >> several reports this morning that mr. trump's incoming administration is getting rid of president obama's diplomats. the new york times and washington post reported that trump's transition team appointed ambassadors to leave their posts by inauguration day. typically incoming administrations give diplomats a grace period until their replacements are confirmed. >> the final rubber stamp of donald trump's election day victory happening today. that's when the electoral college results are certified during a joint session of
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congress. some house democrats are threatening to slow down the proceedings. they're considering a measure to voice a protest but that requires the backing of at least one member of the senate. it's unclear whether you're going to find them. >> look at this. president elect donald trump stepped away from his transition duties to give a deposition in a law against jose andreas. he testified for a little more than an hour on thursday. so let's discuss this with cnn's senior legal analyst. the author of american heiress and former federal prosecutor. also with us the executive editor of bloomberg view. the art of being the donald. he faced mr. trump in a lawsuit before. great to have both of you here. >> it's unusual but certainly not unprecedented.
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and it ruled that bill clinton had to give a deposition in the paula jones case. and the supreme court has said very clearly that if you are president you are still obligated to give depositions in lawsuits and that would be especially true in cases like this one where trump is the plaintiff and not the defendant. and seemed to go smoothly. >> what is your legal reckoning of whether or not he has a duty to tell the american people about when he's going to be disposed once he is even president elect let alone in office. let alone his business. a lot can happen in a deposition. >> he has a political -- that's a political question. his legal obligation is to sit
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for the deposition. how much he says publicly about whether he takes one or what happened there, that is -- that's a question of, you know, how much political pressure is on him. i mean, i think, you know, his legal issues are so well-known and there's so many cases out there the opposing lawyers will talk about it and i think we will know whether he will give a deposition. the interesting question is will the transcripts be revealed? that's probably going to be on a case by case basis and also whether the judge issued a protective order. there hasn't been one in this case but has been one in others. >> mr. trump was suing him for pulling out of a planned restaurant that was going to be in mr. trump's washington d.c. old post office building. andreas pulled out because of
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mr. trump's discouraging remarks about against mexicans. >> that's correct. >> mr. trump is suing him. >> it's a contract dispute. >> yeah. >> so you having lived through this, what is this like going against mr. trump? >> he is a street smart person. he is essentially weaponized the court system during a very colorful and some what disastrous business career and he learned that at the foot of him famously. what it says about him however is he needs to be more strategically shrewd now about when he sits for a deposition and when he doesn't. this is a case he shouldn't have just settled and gotten out of the way. it's peanuts. but the problem is when you sit for a deposition, the opposing sides lawyers can ask you about anything they want and it can be free range hunting and he is not good in those situations. when your underoath the people presenting a fact pattern to you, he routinely disseminates
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lies. he lied 32 times. how he calculates his wealth and how he assesses -- >> what happens in a deposition. >> it doesn't matter unless it goes to court. this is what you're going to face if we go to court. here's some evidence we could use against you in court or it can become public. the deposition in our case became one of the rosetta stones and shows how he rolls. >> that's the concern. it's not what his legal exposure is going to be. >> do you want to weigh in? go ahead. it's not irrelevant whether he lies in a deposition. the paula jones case never went to trial. >> right. >> but the deposition came out. it became clear that clinton lied about his relationship with monica lewinski and he was impeached by the house of representatives so lying in a
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deposition can be enormously important for a president of the united states. even if the case doesn't go to trial. >> well said and better than i was going to put it because that becomes the eventuality here. >> he wisely settled the trump university case. that was loaded. >> that's not over yet either. >> you put it up for people that understand what is going on. he settled the trump university for 25 million but let's just put up here what we're looking at. he had something like more than 4,000 lawsuits in his lifetime. there are now 70 lawsuits against mr. trump and his businesses that are still pending, still open including members that say his golf club wouldn't refund their dues and former employees fired after claiming harassment. a consultant claiming defamation. on and on. >> it's unprecedented. i think harry true man came into the white house with one outstanding case. i think teddy roosevelt came in
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with one outstanding case. this guy is coming into the white house with 70 and history of thousands and it's about litigation and a benchmark about how she has to evolve. >> thank you very much. attorney general nominee jeff sessions looking for unanimous support and there is a divide. one family's story. a constituents story, next.
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traj day and hair women turning strangers into family, taking down a man who terrorized people at a mall before going on a deadly stabbing free. deb feyerick has their story in "beyond the call of duty." >> the chaos erupted at the mall in taunton, massachusetts. the man crashing into macy's and lunging at terrified shoppers and employees before racing out and into a nearby restaurant. >> we were laughing and joking. then we heard a scream. >> rosemary heath and her husband george were at the bar getting dinner when they heard
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the screams and saw the man repeatedly stabbing the waitress. >> george grabbed him from the front and whipped him around the bar to get him a i way from us. >> george, a high school visual arts teacher grabbed the man from behind trying to pin his arms. >> then i saw the knife go up in the air -- sorry. >> laura creed, a trauma nurse was having dinner with husband jim, a plymouth county sheriff's deputy off duty at the time. jim quickly drew his gun. >> i heard him to tell him drop his weapon so i immediately felt he was safe and i went down to george. >> but the attacker did not drop the knife. >> he suddenly started charging towards me. >> i heard the shot go off. i could hear the screaming and commotion. >> the last thing i ever wanted to do was to have to use my weapon in the course of duty, but it was basically him or us. >> at that point jim called, shouted for me to come over to help take care of george. i did the best i --
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>> george heath had been stabbed fatally in the head. >> and i knew it was really bad, and i knew that he wasn't going to make it. >> i had to say good-bye. i had to tell him it was okay to go. >> george is credited for saving the waitress who was eight weeks pregnant at the time. jim is credited for saving rosemary and countless others. >> rosemary, how would you describe the deputy? >> he's my hero. he saved my life. >> jim, how would you describe george? >> i would say george is a hero. every acted very quickly, very selflessly. >> jim creed named his new canine after george, a hero he never met. rosemary and the creeds have become close friends. >> we went in as two separate couples, but we're now a family. >> a family united by tragedy, fate and courage. deborah feyerick, cnn, taunton, massachusetts. >> a story well told by deb feyerick and important for all of us to watch.
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so the confirmation hearing for alabama senator jeff sessions, donald trump's nominee for attorney general set to begin on tuesday. his confirmation is no slam dunk because of the concerns of some of his constituents. senior investigative current drew griffin says his role in a voter fraud case has one family deeply divided. >> reporter: she is 80 years old, sharp as ever and still not afraid to speak out against injustice anywhere. evelyn turner and her now deceased husband albert lived the civil rights movement in perry county, alabama. >> throughout the nation, even in canada, there are marches through the streets of dotowns d silt tease. >> they didn't want us to be in charge. more black folks if perry county than white. >> evelyn's husband and a man named spencer hogue began a new absentee ballot campaign that let to the confrontation that brought her face-to-face with the man now poised to become the
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next attorney general of the united states. >> every time they mention that man's name, i can't stand him. >> reporter: that man's name is jeff sessions, alabama's u.s. senator who in 1984 was the u.s. attorney for southern alabama and the man who tried to put evelyn, her husband and spencer hogue in prison for decades. they were called the marion three. >> we were just trying to help people. we had been helping people for over -- i don't know how many years. >> reporter: jeff sessions did not see it that way. based on complaints he said came from black office holders along with black voters who said their absentee ballots had been tampered with, sessions brought a vote fraud conspiracy case to a federal grand jury and indicted the marion three on 29 counts. the charges carried so much potential prison time, it still scares evelyn turner to this day. >> if anybody going to put you
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in jail for 250 years, how would you feel? >> reporter: the defense attorney fact sheet said race was a factor. our contention, that this is a one-sided investigation designed to intimidate black voters. national figures came to their defense, witnesses for the prosecution began changing their stories. it took the jury just a few hours to return its verdict. the headline the next day would say it all, the marion three acquitted on all charges. evelyn turner, the last living member of the marion three says to this day she believes the prosecution and the federal prosecutor were motivated by race. >> sessions has not changed. have you ever known a leopard to change his spots? i haven't. every time i see one, his spots still there. zebra? still striped.
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sessions is still a racist -- >> reporter: there is another side to this story and it comes from a most unexpected voice. albert turner, junior, is evelyn and albert's son, now a perry county commissioner himself, and he supports jeff sessions for the next u.s. attorney general. >> i feel he's qualified for the position. >> reporter: turner says the case against the marion three developed from local perry county infighting, not racism and not jeff sessions, he says. blacks in power and a white district attorney just wanted his dad out of politics. >> i don't think jeff sessions did it because my father was black and he was trying to do anything to harm blacks. >> reporter: a spokesperson for jeff sessions says what happened in the failed federal prosecution of the marion three is simple. >> sessions again was bringing this case on behalf of officials in his stated who thought an election wasn't fair. so he went forward. a majority of the jury of their
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peers found them innocent. the system worked. >> reporter: but there was harm done, and albert turner, junior's, 80-year-old mother can't bring herself to forgive what jeff sessions did prosecuting the marion three. >> he never said, i'm sorry, ms. turner, i put you through that, that it was my job. he hasn't told me that. and why should i forgive him, but i know in order for me to get to heaven, i'm going to have to forgive him, but i'll never forget as long as i stay black, i will not forget it. >> reporter: guys, this nomination of jeff sessions has rekindled all of evelyn turner's pain and the strain she and her son have over it. albert turner wants his mom to forgive, to move on. he also knows more than 30 years later, the case of the marion three still hurts her.
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chris, alisyn? >> serious issues. we'll see how they play out. drew, thank you for advancing our understanding. following a lot of news this morning. let's get right to it. >> putin is up to no good and he better be stopped. >> i don't think we've ever encountered a more direct campaign to interfere with our election process. >> there are attempts on the left to try to delegitimize this election. >> there's a difference between skepticism and disparagement. >> grow up, donald, bow up. >> there's no truth to this idea of restructuring the intelligence community. >> we will build a wall. merks co-is going the pay for the wall. >> trump's team now asking taxpayers to fund the border wall? >> planned parenthood legislation would be reconciliation. >> what they're trying to do will drive up the rate of unintended pregnancies. >> this is "new day," with chris cuomo and alisyn camerota.
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>> chiefs are hours away from their meeting with president-elect trump. they will make their case that russia interfered in the u.s. election. on thursday, they told congress i went well beyond hacking e-mails and spreading of so-called fake news. >> just yesterday, gop in attendance, they listened and acknowledged with little pushback. that leaves one major republican standing in defiance of what seems so clear to so many, and that one republican is the president-elect. trump is going to get this more detailed briefing today. the question is, will he accept the apparent reality or continue to cast doubts on the intel agencies. we're still two weeks from inauguration day. let's begin our coverage with cnn's jason carroll live at trump tower in new york. >> reporter: good morning, chris. we're now hours away from the president-elect receiving that intelligence briefing where the


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