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against his senate colleague during confirmation hearings. jeff sessions up for attorney general. cory booker will testify against him. jared kushner's new role in theconfirmation, but democrats are challenging the move. epic rematch leads to an epic finish. clemson going down to the wire to unseat alabama. did they succeed? we'll tell you. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm christine romans. let's begin with this. breaking overnight. word that new jersey senator cory booker will take the unprecedented step of testifying against the confirmation of another sitting senator. booker added to the witness list for senator jeff sessions' confirmation hearing on wednesday. booker says he is concerned about trump's pick for attorney
general. especially the failure to defend the civil rights, women and minorities and lgbt americans. he said i do not take lightly the decision to testify against a senate colleague. the immense powers of the attorney general with the deeply troubling views of the nominee is a call to conscious. the attorney general is responsible for ensuring the fair administration of justice and based on his record, i lack confidence that sessions can honor this duty. also set to testify is representative john lewis. sessions is winning new support from republicans like former secretary of state condoleezza rice. rice is from alabama. she wrote a letter praising him as a friend and man, quote committed to justice as well as law and order. new questions surrounding the appointment of donald trump's son-in-law to the white house post. democrats are asking the justice department and government ethics
to review the appointment as senior advisor to the president. kushner is resigning from all his other jobs. transferring most of his assets to a family trust. kushner will work in the white house with no pay. as for the nepotism question, his lawyer argues that the president has the sweeping authority to pick the advisors he chooses. the law says you cannot have your son or son-in-law working in an agency. the advisor role is not in an agency. donald trump might give us an explanation in a scheduled news conference. he spoke with reporters briefly yesterday. >> all i can say is it is simple. very easy. sure i'm ready. very, very easy to do. >> have you started that process? >> yeah.
very much so. it is a simple process. >> cnn will have full coverage of the news conference. his first in nearly six months. that is tomorrow beginning at 11:00 a.m. eastern. >> we will hear from the president tonight and the president-elect tomorrow. >> i don't think that is an accident. starting today, confirmation hearings for secretary of homeland security nominee john kelly. this after betsy devos' hearing is pushed to next week to accommodate the senate schedule. democrats are pushing for postponement for a federal ethics watch dog can finish the review of her background. democrats are concerned about conflicts of interest. new questions raised this morning about secretary of state nominee rex tillerson whose confirmation hearings begin tomorrow. during tillerson's time as ceo of exxonmobil, the oil giant did
business with iran and syria and sudan through a foreign subsidia subsidiary. the sec documents unearthed by the super pac and shared with "usa today." the deals were legal because the transactions did not involve u.s. employees. at the hearing, tillerson will definitely face questions about his business ties to russia and russian leader vladimir putin. the senate foreign relations committee chair bob corker doesn't think the views on russia will be a problem. >> i don't get the sense his views on russia are out of the mainstream at all. obviously on both sides of the aisle people will ask that question. >> today will be very busy on capitol hill. two big senate hearings on top of the confirmations getting under way here. senior intelligence officials with the cia and fbi and nsa will testify about the russian
hacking issues and the senate committee will hold a hearing on civilian control of the armed forces committee. it is an issue since two of trump's cabinet nominees are recently retired generals. there are rules for how long you must be out of the military before you take that job. for the latest, let's bring in ryan browne. good morning. he is live in washington at 5:05 a.m. eastern time. >> reporter: yes, you are right, christine. this is the first appearance of the leaders of the taerintellig committee making on capitol hill after release that report. that report that vladimir putin ordered the services to hack the election services and in a bid to undermine the election system and damage former secretary of state hillary clinton. the report says russia expressed a preference for donald trump. this is the first time the intelligence leadership will
have the chance to receive questions from the senate. we can expect a lot of questions from both sides of the aisle on russia's involvement and what it means in elections in europe and elsewhere. a group of senators on capitol hill will announce an effort to ratchet up sanctions against russia for the role in the election hacking. also a hearing from the senate armed services committee. an issue that has come up because general mattis hasn't been out of uniform long enough to serve as secretary of defense. a waiver will be pursued. some who oppose the nam natiomi. >> ryan browne. thank you. he is going to have a long day. pound the coffee now. we have a mountain of activity happening in washington today. >> a mountain? >> i couldn't think of another word. a wave? a huge amount.
a lot of stuff going on in washington. here to discuss is best selling author ellis henican. >> a bunch. >> let's start with jeff sessions. hearing begins today. tomorrow, we understand that cory booker, the senator from new jersey, will testify against his colleague. i don't think this will keep sessions from getting confirmed. i don't think anyone thinks any of trump's nominees will go down. still, the sight of one senator testifying against another. it is a big moment. >> it is totally unprecedented. the great gentleman from the state of alabama. it goes against that. don't forget. cory booker is more likely to do that with the judgment as you just suggested that these nominees will likely get through. he doesn't want to fight that guy and face him in the senate. >> why booker? what does he get out of it? >> i think some of it is personal. some of it is probably racial,
if you must know. cory booker, like several other people we may talk about today, is trying to rise above the massive democratic politicians and say you know what? as we look for next generation leaders, maybe you should look at me. >> i think a lot of democrats and people who are watching democrats are wondering. >> he gets on the list by doing this. >> watching andrew cuomo in new york and more progressive on other issues. >> andrew cuomo appearing with bernie sanders talking about free in-state tuition. our chris cuomo sat down with bernie sanders. he was asking him about how he thinks the democrats should face donald trump going forward. listen to what bernie says on the challenges of dealing with donald trump. >> media always likes to jump two months in advance.
i don't want to repeat it, but the republicans treated president obama shamelessly and outrageously. then to expect we're going to do the right thing. we'll see. >> what the gop did on the day that president obama was inaugurated, they sat down and said our strategy will be we will be on instruct, obstruct, obstruct. we will do everything we can to make sure he accomplishes as little as possible. we will go to the american people. this guy did not accomplish anything. vote for us. that's not what we do. >> i'm not sure i understand what bernie is saying. >> democrats don't understand. there is no lack of passion in the democratic party to oppose donald trump. what they lack is a strategy. you oppose him every turn? should you find ways to make coalitions on the stuff you care about? you give a little of this and give a little of that? >> let's talk about jared kushner.
senior advisor to donald trump. he won't take pay. there will be minimal assets and control over. is that enough? >> it is more than donald trump is doing. this year, it will politically be enough. my goodness. we cast our eyes across the appointees, so many of them need some kind of special dispensation. the business ties alone are just way, way bigger than anything we dealt with. >> there will be people to say it is worth it. business people should be allowed to enter. >> it looks like an oligarchy. >> can i ask you about tonight? president obama delivering his farewell address. president washington did it. he did it to a newspaper. it is interesting you see president obama doesn't want to wait for historians. >> i get the sense he is
shifting views. barack obama would be more like a george w. bush. let the new guy do this job. as the trump administration takes power, the feelings with the current president, i'm not sitting quietly very long. we may see the first shot tonight. >> it will be fast and furious. you call it a mountain of news. >> you mocked me for in that. >> i think mountain under states. >> how about torrent? >> deluge. >> he is a best selling author. ellis henican, thank you. an epic comeback. an epic finish in the football championship. clemson outscored alabama 21-7 in the fourth quarter. this is a big deal. alabama took the lead with over two minutes to go. watch this run from quarterback jalen hurts. this is two minutes left in the
game. you figure alabama found a way to win. but no! the tigers hunter renfro caught the second touchdown of the game. how much time left on the clock? one second left. clemson wins its first national title since 1981. alabama, it would be the fifth title in eight years under coach nick saban. this touched off a wild celebration on the campus of clemson. i can only assume it is still going on. >> i'm sure. >> how much is college now? >> college is expensive. they don't need sleep like we do. they can stay up later. >> the future right there. >> congratulations. 12 minutes past the hour. growing manhunt overnight for the man police say gunned down a florida police officer. we have the details next. you don't let anything keep you sidelined. that's why you drink ensure. with 9 grams of protein and 26 vitamins and minerals. for the strength and energy to get back to doing... ...what you love.
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markeith loyd has been on the run for more than 30 days. police believe he shot his ex-girlfriend who was pregnant at the time. she died. for 30 days, they have not been able to find him. >> markeith loyd needs to turn himself in. not tonight. not tomorrow. he needs to turn himself in now so we can bring this to a peaceful resolution. >> we are not going anywhere. if we don't have this individual by nightfall, we are not going anywhere. >> reporter: master sergeant debra clayton is so many in the community loved. she had a child in college and recently married. she even helped get 200 kids their first job this summer. o officers will work hard to find the man who killed her. reporting in orlando, ryan young, southbouyoun young, cnn. 15 jewish centers were located in new jersey, maryland,
florida, south carolina and tennessee and were evacuated due to explosives. no explosives were found. the atf is aware of the threats and prepared to assist. appreciate ofresh off the f investment in two u.s. plants. the company says the industry needs more clarity from the trump administration. speaking at the detroit auto show yesterday, long term planning for the company's mexico operations are on hold because of trump's threat of 35% tariffs. if the president-elect follows through with that, fiat chrysler may have to withdraw all production from mexico. it would hurt business. a new cnn money analysis shows how big the auto industry is with mexico. it is the number one category of products shipped north of the border. cars and car parts. bigger than the other five
products combined. questions and concerns this morning surrounding derrick rose. the star point guard never showed up for last night's home game against the pelicans. the head coach would not elabora elaborate. saying he does expect rose back with the team at some point. the teammate of rose, joakim noah says rose is okay and he spoke with him. reports he is back in chicago dealing with a family issue. the knicks dropped the game last night. rose may be of greater concern. the greed on the departure from the european union. now the uk top diplomat boris johnson is meeting with donald trump's team. we will tell you how he is trying to smooth things over. y touches sticks with them.
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british foreign secretary boris johnson wrapped up meetings with top republican officials and members of the trump inner circle during a trip to the u.s. a possible backed brexit, leaving the eu, johnson is no ordinary politician. the u.s. and uk relationship will be closely watched with the evolving gop environment. joining us now is diplomatic editor nic robertson. it is interesting when you talk about boris johnson. they got the brexit, but since then, so much uncertainty. they voted for it, but now what?
>> reporter: now what? that is the big question in britain and what boris johnson is trying to do is make sure that the united states that donald trump and all the republicans are in play. lined up to know that when britain gets out of the european union, it wants to do business with the united states more than ever before to make up the deficit of economic income for the uk it may lose with losing business with the european union. that is the political play. boris johnson coming to new york to meet with steve bannon and jared kushner, a big political deal. boris johnson carries so much political baggage. during the election campaign when donald trump talked about the streets of london aren't safe or no-go areas for police. boris johnson was mayor of new york then. he said i would not go to new york for fearing into bumping
into donald trump. then johnson picked up on where donald trump in the campaign talked about slowing down and stopping muslims coming into the united states. boris johnson said this guy is not fit to lead the united states of america. yet, here he is on the trip to new york and washington to do precisely that. now what is important here, the trade. he also wants to make sure that british prime minister theresa may is one of the first leaders in britain to come to the united states to meet trump. it sends the message that the united states is a strong ally of britain. they hope she makes that journey in february. donald trump is tweeting it will happen in spring. >> you will read the diplomatic tea leaves. >> reading and editing. they. nine hours of drama on the high seas with u.s. and iran. u.s. defense officials confirmed the navy fired warnings shots at
iranian boats on sunday. five vessels buzzed within 900 yards of the three ships near the strait of hormuz. there were a total of 35 such encounters in 2016. could there be trouble brewing for two of donald trump's high profile hires? what has one senator ready to testify against one of his colleagues and what has democrats in congress pushing back against donald trump's son-in-law?
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and instant classic in college football title game. alabama and clemson coming down to the final seconds. clemson finished the job and takes down the crimson tide. >> not the final seconds. the final second. welcome back to "early start." berman says that was a great game. >> you were up watching it. i'm john berman. 30 minutes past the hour. breaking overnight. this is about to get contentious. word that new jersey senator cory booker will take the step of testifying against the confirmation of another sitting senator. booker added to the witnesseslewitnesses le witnesses list against jeff sessions. booker says he is concerned over his failure to depp fefend the rights of women, minorities and lgbt americans. he says i do not take light llyo
testify against the senate colleague, but this is a call to conscious. he is to bring forward fair justice. also set to testify against sessions is georgia congress member john lewis. sessions winning support from republicans. including former secretary of state condoleezza rice. she is from alabama like sessions. she said he is committed to justice as well as law and order. and the issues over jared kushner as a senior advisor. democrats are asking the government ethics a s office to review the issue. he is attempting to answer the conflict of interest concerns by resigning from all of his other
jobs. transferring assets to a family trust. he will work in the white house for no pay. as for the nepotism question. kushn kushner's lawyer says the president has the sweeping authority to pick advisors. the anti-nepotism rules were to keep family members out of agencies. mr. trump is scheduled to address this conflicts at a news conference tomorrow. speaking to reporters on monday, trump pre-viewed his stance on divesting from business ventures. >> all i can say it is system. very easy. i'm ready. been ready for a while. very, very easy to do. >> have you started that process? >> yes, very much so. it's a simple process. >> a lot to do. a simple process. already begun. we will have full coverage of his news conference tomorrow at
11:00 a.m. eastern. beginning today, hearings for a lot of donald trump's nominees. secretary of homeland security john kelly. the hearing for would be secretary of education betsy devos rescheduled for next week to accommodate the senate schedule. senate democrats are pushing for a postponement to finish the review of devos' background. democrats are concerned about potential conflicts of interest that devos may have. questions raised of secretary of state nominee rex tillerson. his hearings start tomorrow. federal filings show during his time of ceo of exxonmobil, the oil giants did business with iran, syria and sudan. at the time, those countries were under u.s. sanctions as state sponsors of terror. the sec documents released by
the super pac. exxonmobil says the deals were legal because it was based in europe and the transactions did not involve u.s. employees. at the hearing, rex tillerson will certainly be questioned about his business ties with russia and vladimir putin. bob corker does not think it will be a problem. >> i don't get the sense his views on russia are out of the mainstream at all. look, obviously on both sides of the aisle, people will ask that question. >> you think there is a lot going on on capitol hill? wait, there's more. senior officials, with the cia and fbi and nsa will testify about russian hacking issues. then the full hearing on civilian control of the u.s. armed forces. james mattis and john kelly,
recently retired generals. for the latest, let's bring in ryan browne in washington. ryan, these are important discussions to have. >> reporter: this is the first time the leaders of the intelligence kmcommittee is facg questions after russian president vladimir putin ordered intelligence services to conduct cyber attacks and the information campaign to launch fake news to undermine the election system and russian officials expressed a preference for donald trump. we can expected a lot of questions of russian involvement. senators are moving to look at sanctions as moscow. in the senate armed services committee, there is an itssue that general james mattis has not been out of uniform for seven years is an issue. he will probably be confirmed, but this gives senators to
express concerns about the fact he hasn't been out of uniform and a waiver will be applied in this case. >> probably will not get in the way of mattis to be confirmed. ryan browne. thank you. william clay of missouri plans to file a police report against republican congress member duncan hunter of california for removing a controversy painting from the wall. the artist of the piece is a high school student in congress member clay's district. he depicted some officers as pigs. this was a contest-winning painting and earned the spot on the capitol wall. congress member hunter unscrewed it from the wall and took an back friday. helping us to sort all of this out today is ellis henican. there is so much going on.
all of the hearings. we hear now that jared kushner with the role of senior advisor. let's start with the conf confirmation hearings and cory booker. he will testify against his senate colleague. wow. >> it will be a dramatic personal moment. senators do not like to talk this way. when it happens, there will be emotion attached to it. i don't think it will derail jeff sessions. >> probably donald trump will get his full slate of nominees. >> 100%? >> no 100%. it will be a dramatic week. democrats don't have the votes to block any of them. what will they do? what is important to the democrats? >> here's the thing to remember. it is only partly about deciding whether the person gets the job. it is also maybe more importantly about how the person performs in the job once they get there. you want to pin them down on
issues. narrow their options going forward. if you accuse someone of something, you hope when they come to office, maybe they try to convince you they aren't that way. a lot of this stuff echos well into the trump administration. >> it is interesting how the democrats react. cory booker standing up and maybe this is trying to rise above the mass of democrats who lost. what is the leadership going forward and the role of the depositi democrats going forward? will they sit back? the world view of rex tillerson and betsy devos? it is different from the mainstream. >> most democrats understand that donald trump won. exactly how that opposition gets formed is a subject of great debate in the democratic party. do you want to follow the mitch mcconnell approach that says let's fight on every single
thing. make sure he doesn't accomplish anything. or say as wrong as he is doing stuff we kind of like that is not so bad, maybe we can agree. >> bernie sanders talked about this last night. doing a town hall with chris cuomo. how we should treatme republica going forward. >> media likes to jump two months in advance. let's play it one day at a time. i think the republicans treated president obama shame fully and outrageously. then expect we will do the right thing? maybe, maybe not. we'll see. >> as with joe biden, there are democrats who are thinking, oh, what might have been. >> can i ask about jared kushner? going to the white house as senior advisor. does it violate the nepotism laws? his lawyer thinks it does not. she thinks there are other
arguments to be made. my question to you is reading the papers it morninthis mornine democrats like bill de blasio praising jared kushner. he is a guy we can work within the white house. >> the bar is different. john, it is always dicey when you bring the kids to work and you expect them to do something once you get there. there will be natural discomfort about this. i have to tell you, i feel the same way. compared to some of the people whose names are floating around. kushner is not that terrible. >> you look at the role in the trump campaign. he was a steady hand. you read the press release from the transition team. they talk about his adaptability and keen ability to work with everybody and see the long game. i think they really think he is someone with a great political mind.
>> i think rex tillerson is benefitting from the same analysis. you may not like his views on russia. maybe he is conflicted on the state sponsors of terrorism. compared to others, he is someone you can do by his witus with. >> i would like to see the confirmation hearings. he is positioning the company away from climate change. >> america gets to meet him tomorrow. thank you, ellis. some of the biggest names in washington met for two hours last night over italian food and taxes. paul ryan hosting a group of trump team members. reince priebus, jared kushner and gary cohen. steve bannon. that is a who's who of the power players in d.c. that is where the decisions get made. the group focused on taxes and infrastructure and obamacare. no word on which they will push
through congress. this is the first step in merging two plans. the tax plan on the campaign trail and the republican plan called a better way. there are differences. from business tax rates to deductions and credits. i'm telling you right now, that is the most important thing today for corporate america. they are watching what that group of people with paul ryan and the committee is doing with the border adjustment tax to change how imports and exports are taxed. trump threatened tariffs which protecting u.s. manufactures. paul ryan and others think it could be a better way to disincentivize companies from putting jobs overseas and not raise prices on consumers. that over italian food last night. the key players. >> tax reform may be something they find more common ground on. maybe easier for them to hammer that out. david stares down goliath.
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the college football national titleholders. >> i'm told it was a great game. coy wire is in tampa and covering it for the bleacher report. hey, coy. >> good morning, christine. john, way to stay up and watch the game. it was a classic. four lead changes in the final quarter. cri trick plays in the last four minutes of the football. two minutes to go, alabama quarterback jalen hurts, just 18 years old, takes off and takes the lead back from clemson. 31-28. bama smelling another title. deshaun watson finishes it with this game-winning touchdown toss to hunter renfro with one second to go. head coach dabo swinney leads clemson to the first title in 35 years. clemson wins 35-31.
the win streak falls with the tide. >> you were playing out of your mind in the final drives. how were you feeling? >> i felt great. moments like this is what i'm built for. i want to go out with a bang and no regrets. >> what does it is a about the character of the men on the team? >> we were down the whole game basically. we lost last year. just resiliency is unbelievable. >> awesome energy. the other big sports story, where is derrick rose? he was absent in last night's loss to the pelicans at madison square garden. an according to espn, he went home to chicago for a family situation. we will keep our eye on that story for you as the morning continues. here in cam practictampa.
great one. alabama was 97-0 when leading by double digits. the tigers found a way to get it done and gave us a heck of a game. >> 21 points on alabama in the fourth quarter. that's ridiculous. amazing. coy, thanks. let's take a look at what is coming up on "new day." alisyn camerota stayed up late to watch the game. >> i was watching chris' town hall with bernie sanders. >> you watched that live. you watched the game on tape? >> exactly. look at the roomy have i have stio because chris is in washington, d.c. to recap the bernie sanders speech. we will talk about previewing president obama's farewell speech. we will have on his top adviser and friend valerie jarrett. we will have john avalon here who has written a book "washington's farewell." he talks about the parallels with what was happening when
washington gave his farewell and today. he sees parallels with washington and donald trump. he will explain that. christiane amanpour will be here fors ifor the international perspecti perspective. >> i'm still halfway through the book. >> no spoilers. yahoo! ceo marissa mayer's next move when she departs yaho yahoo!. we will have the cnn money stream next. pens, magnets, luggage tags, bumper stickers. how about foam fingers? like these? now, get 15% off making your company stand out. staples. make more happen. what makesheart healthysalad the becalifornia walnuts.r? the best simple veggie dish ever? heart healthy california walnuts. the best simple dinner ever?
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hundreds of law enforcement officers blanketing orlando to search for a gunman who shot an officer outside walmart. the suspect fled and fired shots and carjacked a different car and sprinted away. later in the day, a deputy sheriff was also killed when he crashed his motorcycle looking for the gunman.
really an awful day in orlando. let's get the latest from ryan young. >> reporter: here in orlando, a manhunt for markeith loyd. $60,000 is offered by the police departments in the area to catch the man. if you look behind me, a mobile command center that officers are using. they believe they have him pinned in a neighborhood. the officer shot and killed master sergeant debra clayton. she was told by someone at walmart they saw markeith loyd. she approached him and he fired. other officers responded to the area and he took shots at them as well. now markeith loyd has been on the run for more than 30 days. police believe he shot his ex-girlfriend who was freg napr at the time. she died. >> markeith loyd needs to turn himself in. not tonight. not tomorrow. he needs to call and turn himself in now so we can bring
this to a peaceful resolution. >> we are not going anywhere. if we don't have this individual by nightfall, we are not going anywhere. we are going to stay at it until we find him. >> reporter: master sergeant debra clayton is a woman so many in the community apparently loved. she had the child in college and was recently married and so many people talk about her good works throughout the community. she helped get 200 kids get their first job this summer. officers here tell us they will work hard to find the man who they believe killed her in cold blood. reporting in orlando, ryan young, cnn. iraq war veteran who opened fire in the ft. lauderdale airport an poippointed a public defender. esteban santiago has been ordinari ordered held until next week's hearing. he answered yes when he understood the charges. 15 jewish centers in several
states were evacuated. no explosives were found in any of the facilities. the fbi atf says it is aware of the threats and will assist local police. let's get a check on cnn money stream. dow futures turning higher due to the falling u.s. dollar ahead of the news conference tomorrow. investors want to know more on the plans for spending and tax reform. the ftse is high in london. strong data and oil is up slightly. yahoo! ceo marissa mayer will step down from the board of directors. only if the sale to verizon will go through. if it happens, it would end mayer's four years' struggle to
turned yahoo! around. last year, verizon agreed to buy yahoo! properties for $4.8 billion. the company is asking for discounts following news of the hacks. the company that makes some of america's favorite candy is making a big move in pets. mars, the maker of m&ms and twix is buying a company called vca. it is worth $9 billion. pet care is a huge market. this gives mars a network of 800 animal hospitals. mars already has a solid pet care presence. it owns these brands. pedigree and whiskas and owns banfield animal hospital. when is team berman getting a dog? >> i would say never. if i want to continue having a wife, we will not have a dog.
>> i see. i see. >> that is the issue. what is the synergy? what is a candy company doing in pet food? >> like pets, candy is only happiness. >> i did not realize mars was a conglomerate. >> check out the cnn money stream app. all in one feed. download it now on the app store or on google play. i am pro berman dog. i guess it is me and your kids. >> there will not be a dog. there will be candy. thankfully we will be purchasing some part of the mars empire. >> i'm christine romans. >> i'm john berman. "new day" starts in about five seconds. donald trump's tapping his son-in-law to be senior advisor. >> conflict of interest doesn't apply to the president-elect, it applies to jared kushner.
>> president obama's nominees metal the standards. trump's nominees have not. >> those were false charges and distortions of anything i did. >> there's no smoking gun between these hacking activities and election results. >> i'm terrified that the republicans will repeal the affordable care act. >> will not see it repealed and no replacement. >> the concentrated interactions and experience you have here, i hope don't expect you can duplicate. this is "new day" with chris cuomo and alisyn camerota. >> welcome viewers in the united states and around the world. this is "new day." it's tuesday, january 10th. 6:00 here in just hours we'll have confirmation hearings for president-elect's donald trump cabinet picks. first up, nominees for attorney general and homeland security chief. alisyn, to you in new york. >> also, mr. trump's choice for
senior white house adviser, his son-in-law jared kushner is raising some questions. how will he get around nepotism laws all this as president obama delivers his farewell address to the nation tonight. we're live at trump tower in new york. >> reporter: the president-elect is feeling good about his cabinet choices and his son-in-law, but as expected, they are going to be met by some tough opposition. the president-elect says he's confident in all eight of his cabinet nominees facing confirmation hearings this week. >> the confirmation is going great. i think they will all pass. every nomination -- they are highest level. >> trump's controversial pick for attorney general alabama senator jeff sessions is up next followed by john kelly