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oversight on the conspiracy to defraud the u.s. customers and violating the federal clean air act. volkswagen finalized the deal yesterday. it will pay $4.3 billion in fines and take the very unusual step of pleading guilty to criminal charges. just the extent of the fraud. >> that is what happens when you cheat. "early start" continues right now. >> breaking overnight. extraordinary move from the director of national intelligence. what he told president-elect trump over the phone after the president-elect lambasted the media. and the first votes to roll back obamacare. it happened overnight. a thin majority in the senate with democrats fighting back to
no avail. and trump's nominee for secretary of state with a tough day before the foreign affairs committee. which republican senator could hold the key to the nomination? 5:00. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm john berman. it is thursday, january 12th. this must have been one heck of a phone call with president-elect donald trump and the director of national intelligence james clapper. he placed the call after the round of insults and accusations hurled at the president-elect. cnn reported that officials gave mr. trump a two-page summary that claims russia had compromising information about donald trump. buzzfeed released the 35-page dossier, something cnn did not do because it could not be confirmed. without the central fact of the
reporter, donald trump lashed out. >> it was disgraceful that the intelligence agencies allowed any information that turned out to be so false and fake out. i think it is a disgrace. i say that and say that. that's something that nazi, germany would have done and did do. >> late last night, national intelligence director james clapper released a statement describing the phone c conversati conversation. he said quote, the leaks appearing in the press are corrosive and damaging, but took issue with the accusation that the intelligence community leaked the details on buzzfeed. this is not an ic product and i do not believe the leaks came from within the ic. the ic has not made any judgment that the information in the document is reliable and we did not rely upon it in any way for
conclusion. part of our obligation is to ensure policymakers are provided with the fullest picture of any matters that may affect national security. the last line shows cnn was accurate and donald trump received the two-page summary about the russian alleged compromising information. all of this as the volcano erupted. we start with jim acosta. >> that is appropriate. >> jim magma, who has the latest from new york. >> reporter: john and christine, donald trump lashed out at the media over reports that the russian government may have compromising information on the president-elect. at the conference, trump blasted it as fake news. the president-elect appeared to accept the u.s. intelligence community finding that russia unleashed a hacking operation intend to harm hillary clinton.
>> i think it was russia, but we also get hacked by other countries and people. i can say that when we lost 22 million names and everything else that was hacked recently, they didn't make a big deal out of that. >> reporter: trump took on other topics, defending the business to be braplaced in a trust to b run by his sons. he vowed once again to build a wall on the border. something mexico says it will never pay for. >> thank you, jim. top level intelligence officials held a closed door briefing to discuss the latest on russian hacking of the 2016 election. how is this being received by the kremlin? let's bring in correspondent clarissa ward live this morning in moscow. good morning, clarissa.
>> reporter: good morning, christine. there's been a lot of tweeting and talking and quite a lot of giggling here in russia. a lot of russian people enjoyed watching president-elect donald trump's press conference as it played out yesterday with him castigating certain members of the media. the whole episode is framed in russia as a case of a, the so-called liberal media trying to debunk trump's presidency and an attempt to thwart any warming of relations with russia and the u.s. that is expected to take place under the presidency of donald trump. we heard from the russian foreign ministry which referred to the report. essentially blamed it on the obama administration and said it was deeply politicized. it seems the obama
administration is trying to destroy everything within the u.s. and within american society. they went on to say, all of this story is the obama administration's revenge against trump. there you have it. the kremlin view very much this is deeply politicized. this is a last-ditch attempt to poison the well we knenmeye to russians and the u.s. john and christine. >> indeed. clarissa ward in moscow. thank you. breaking overnight. the senate move could be the first step at repealing obamacare. the budget blueprint that passed along party lines. 51-48. rand paul voted against it. they approved it after turning away democratic amendments. >> thanks to medicaid and the children's health insurance program, two programs made
stronger by the affordable care act, 95% -- think of that, 95% of children in america have affordable comprehensive health insurance that covers annual physicals and dental care. why would we want to move backwards instead of building on that 95%? >> imagine becoming pregnant and your insurer dropping coverage because you cost too much money? imagine being a cancer survivor and having coverage dropped because you survived cancer. if you loved women and you love your mothers and daughters and wives. please do not unwind the affordable care act. >> this moves to the house which could consider the bill friday. hearings on capitol hill today. at 10:00, senators taking up the nominations of ben carson for hud secretary and mike pompeo for cia director.
also this morning, hearing for nominee james mattis. the retired general needs a special waiver to be confirmed. he told lawmakers he will not be available to answer questions at a hearing for them this afternoon. all of this in the wake of the fiery hearing from rex tillerson. trump's pick for secretary of state. the former exxonmobil ceo tried to win over critics and republicans and maybe especially republicans skeptical of his ties with vladimir putin. let's go live to washington and bring in national security reporter ryan browne. this could be one of the most fascinating and important ones in washington over the next week. >> reporter: that is right, john. rex tillerson came in expecting tough questions from democrats. he got a lot about his time at exxonmobil and if the company lobbied against sanctions in iran to boost profits. he went away from donald trump
on a few key he issues. one the tpp, the trade deal that trump attacked on the campaign trail. tillerson said he wasn't opposed to it. he was a little bit more open to climate changes than trump has been. you know, tillerson actually really came out strong on russia in his opening statement and tried to divide a line from the tillerson that was out there with close ties with vladimir putin. take a listen. >> i think the important conversation that we have to have with them is does russia want to now and forever be an adversary of the united states. do you want this to get worse or does russia desire a different relationship? we're not likely to ever be friends. i think our value systems have starkly different. >> reporter: but tillerson ran into a bit of trouble with senator rubio whether or not vladimir putin was responsible
for war crimes given the campaign in syria. so let's listen to what rubio had to say about the hearing. >> are you prepared to be the one republican to vote no? >> i'm prepared to do what's right. i'm not analyzing it from the partisan stand point. the president deserves latitude on the nominations. it is like a cone. it is wide. some positions as it gets higher and higher, the discretion becomes more limited and scrutiny should be higher. >> reporter: were rubio to defect, the chances of tillerson to be secretary of state, dim. and also appearing is ben carson and mike pompeo.
>> ryan, thanks so much. the press conference yesterday. it was scheduled to talk about the control of the conflict of interest of businesses. he laid out how he will turnover his businesses to his sons. his sons take over the trump organization. the umbrella company for the holdings. investments and assets in a trust managed by his sons. he will not create a blind trust. he will not sell his assets. the company will not make foreign deals while trump is president. u.s. projects must be approved by an inhouse ethics advisor which could pose a conflict of interest. he will receive reports on the overall financial performance of the organization. not individual holdings or businesses. trump will profit if the company does well. the reaction? ethics people say he it is not good enough. others say there has never been a president with the scope and
size of trump's assets so this plan works. one of the questions is trump's business empire is his name and brand. everything he does sort of brings the attraction of the brand. >> the ethics advisor will be a trump employee. will be hired by the trump corporation. >> he said if foreign governments choose to stay at the hotels, he will give profits to the u.s. treasury. >> the profits. not the revenue. who knows if he gets a tax deduction. there is a lot to discusses about all this. we have one of the primary political minds joining us. eugene scott. what makes this simple salad the best simple salad ever?
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scott. news doesn't sleep. >> if we don't sleep, why should news sgrch news. >> what a remarkable. on december 15th, we thought we would have a conference on the road map going forward. unpack for me your headline from the trump news conference. >> never could we have expected what would have happened yesterday. my main headline yesterday from the business perspective is the answers we were thinking about conflicts of interest. we did not get. donald trump is not moving in the direction that many were hoping he would and separating himself from businesses in a way that we would have more confidence in as the american people that would not create more conflicts. >> i'll be honest with you, i never thought he would be able to. he would be able to satisfy the business ethics. the nature of the business is so
you unique. the way the world works, powerful people run the economy. you are always trying to buy favor and spread business out among people. by that very nature, donald trump as the head of the free world, it will be difficult to separate business from foreign policy as the business of the united states. >> if not impossible, an important point that needs to be made that donald trump brought up is people are not interested or concerned about his conflicts of interest. that's not really true. we had gop senators and republicans saying we want to see him do more to give the american confidence. >> not divesting. an ethics advisor who is a trump employee. i want to talk about this russian intelligence issue.
the two-page summary that cnn reported that was given to donald trump last week. donald trump would not address the central issue of the report. did he receive that report and what he makes of the fact he was given such a report. neither would kellyanne conway when pressed by anderson overnight. >> i'm trying to figure out from you what you can say about what is true and what is not and you cannot -- you cannot take issue with any specific that we have reported. i yet to hear you say specifically that is not true. >> it's not true. >> those were in the briefing documents? you are saying that categorically? >> other than naming sources that are not in the briefing documents. they would not hahave access to the briefing documents. >> we have multiple sources. >> tell them to come forward. why are -- >> this is a red herring.
you are trying to distract from my question. >> you can use words pivot and red herring all you want. the fact is the media has a 16% approval rating for a reason. it's earned. >> let's read part of the release from the dni. head of national intelligence. james clapper called donald trump. part of our obligation is to make sure policymakers are prepared for matters that may affect national security. that is implicit confirmation that the intelligence community did give trump the two-page summary. something that the trump team seems unwilling to confirm. >> we have asked the trump team repeatedly on air and on cnnpolitics.com to specify what they are saying is inaccurate. we have yet to see that. they continue to make claims our
reporting was not factual. they have not given the american people the details on what they are pushing back on. i strongly encourage readers to go to cnnpolitics.com and go through the speech yesterday. >> let's take a look at what senator rubio said with rex tillerson yesterday and russia and vladimir putin and war crimes and human rights violations. >> is vladimir putin a war criminal? >> i would not use that term. >> based on all this information, and what is publicly in the record about what happened in the russian military, you are still not prepare to say vladimir putin and his military have violated the rules of war and have conducted war crimes in aleppo? >> those are very, very serious charges to make. i would want to have more information before reaching a conclusi conclusion. >> how did he do? rex tillerson? >> are you asking me or rubio?
>> right. >> i think rubio was concernedmeconcerned. we saw tillerson say he wants more information about russia and concerns with human rights violations have been reported on for years. what more he needs is not clear at this point. i think what was very interesting though that may help him is he very clearly said that russia is not america's friend and that we have different values from them. i thought was significantly different from trump. >> i thought he was more hawkish about russia in that moment of the hearing than you heard trump. >> guys, eugene, thank you. don't go far. america's team. so-called america's team is looking for a few good fans. the dallas cowboys want you to hop on their bandwagon. coy wire has details in the bleacher report next.
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according to multiple publications, espn and "the new york times." san diego chargers are moving to los angeles for the 2017 season. >> we have coy wire with more in the bleacher report. >> good morning, john and christine. after not having an nfl team for 20 years, it would add two in less than one year in the chargers join the rams. san diego is not willing to pay for a new stadium. the general manager informed the nfl of the decision.
the team started in the afl in 1960 before moving a year later he. not everyone in san diego is staying classy. within hours, someone threw eggs at the front door of the team's headquart headquarters. rightfully so. fans in san diego are mad that their team is taken from them. severe weather in wisconsin causing a scary moment for the miami heat. charter plane slid on an icy runway as the plane was taxiing. the aircraft towed back to safety after the incident. the team tweeted the plane never left the pavement and everyone okay. the heat play the bucks tomorrow night. the dallas cowboys have a playoff match up in just three days. a lot of nfl fans teams are done for the season. the cowboys are making it easy for those fans to jump on the bandwagon. they posted an official fan wagon application on twitter.
funny questions. have you ever talked trash about the dallas cowboys? do you mind working on thanksgiving? the divisional round for the playoffs are saturday with the cowboys and packers playing on sunday. to all the clemson fans who may have been praying in the last-second drive on monday. a local church in piedmont, south carolina, issued a remi remind reminder. if you made promises on clemson's last drive, service starts at 10:00 a.m. i was on the sideline when they scored the final touchdown. i saw players and coaches and mascots down on one knee. they may have a packed house. >> i love that. good for them. coy, thanks. 27 minutes past the hour. unusual moment as the director of national intelligence reaches out to address concerns over the clash with the media. more on the press conference
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all right. breaking overnight. the phone lines heating up. this must have been one heck of a conversation. director of national intelligence calls the president-elect hours after donald trump rips the intelligence community. and also overnight, the republicans with the first vote to repeal the affordable care act. the early morning vote despite protests from democrats. and rough questions for the nominee to be secretary of state. why one republican senator could determine whether rex tillerson gets to be the nation's next top diplomat. welcome back to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm christine romans. breaking overnight. donald trump and the director of national intelligence have a talk after the major public blowup over russian hacking. the brawl started with the cnn
report that officials gave mr. trump a two-page summary of an unverified dossier that claims russia has compromising information on him. buzzfeed followed up with salacious details following the summary. unverified. cnn chose not to report. the president-elect without denying he received the two-page report lashed out. >> i think it was disgraceful that the intelligence agencies allowed any information that turned out to be so false and fake out. i think it is a disgrace. i say that. that's something that nazi, germany would have done and did do. >> nazi, germany. that prompted an extraordinary phone call from james clapper who released statement overnight describing the conversation. he told the president-elect,
quote, the leaks in the press are damaging and corrosive, i m emphasize this is not a intelligence community. this did not come from the ic. the ic has not made any judgment that the information in the document is reliable and we did not rely upon it for our conclusions. however, part of our obligation is to ensure the policymakers are provided with the fullest possible picture of any matters that may affect national security. look at that last line fa carefully. it seems to suggest that the president-elect received the two-page summary of the russian compromising information which is precisely what cnn reported all along. this is subject of a certiircusa news conference. cnn's jim acosta was in the middle of it to say the least. >> reporter: john and christine, trump lashed out at this news
organization over reports that the russian government may have compromising information on the president-elect. at the news conference, trump said it was fake news. the president-elect appeared to accept the finding that russia unleashed a hacking operation intending to harm hillary clinton. >> as far as hacking, i think it was russia, but we also get hacked by other countries and other people and i can say that when we lost 22 million names and everything else that was hacked recently, they didn't make a big deal out of that. >> reporter: trump took on other topics and placing his business holdings in a trust run by his sons. he told reporters an obamacare replacement bill ready as soon as the gop congress votes to repeal the health care law. he vowed again to build a wall on the border and make nemexico pay for it. john and christine. >> this afternoon, top level
intelligence officials hold a briefing members of the senate to discuss the russian hacking in the 2016 election. someh how is all of this being received in moscow by the kremlin? i wanted to bring in cnn's clarissa ward live in moscow. claris clarissa, this is similar language that we get from the trump transition. >> reporter: that's right, john. actually yesterday we saw president-elect donald trump actually quoting directly from the kremlin spokesperson who had dismissed the latest report as utter fabrication and fake news analyd lies. this is essentially what we heard from the kremlin for months. they have strenuously denied the allegations of hacking first reared its head in october. having any involvement at all. they cast this as a political issue and last-ditch effort by the obama administration to
discredit russia and disparage russia and kind of poison the well, if you will, in terms of a future relationship between the u.s. and russia which obviously there is an expectation might warm a little with all the nice things that president putin that president-elect donald trump said. we heard from the foreign ministry talking about the latest report. they said quote, it seems obama's administration is trying to destroy everything within the u.s. and within american society. it went on to say all of this story is the obama administration's revenge against trump. what is interesting, john, people here are not talking about the fact that donald trump did finally acknowledge that he believes russia was behind the hacking. john and christine. >> clarissa ward, thank you. also breaking overnight. senate approved what could be the first step of repealing obamacare. the budget blueprint pass aed
along party lines. not before turning away a number of amendments from democrats. >> thanks to medicaid and children health insurance program, two programs stronger by the affordable care act. 9 95% of children have insurance and coverage for physicals and dental care. why do we want to move backwards instead of building on that 95%? >> imagine becoming pregnant and have your insurer drop your coverage because you are not economic or cost too much money? imagine being a cancer survivor and have coverage dropped because you survived cancer. if you loved women and mothers and daughters and wives, please do not unwind the affordable care act. >> the measure heads to the house which could consider the bill as early as friday. a packed calendar on capitol
hill. 10:00 eastern, nominations of ben carson as hud secretary and mike pompeo as cia director he. then the national security nominee james mattis. the retired general needs a special waiver to be confirmed. he just told house lawmakers he will not be able to answer questions this afternoon. all of this comes in the wake of the hearing for rex tillerson. the pick for secretary of state. the former exxonmobil ceo tried to win over critics, including republicans skeptical of his relationship with vladimir putin. i want to go live to washington and bring in cnn national security reporter ryan browne. the interplay with rubio and tillerson was fascinating. >> reporter: absolutely, john. i think tillerson came into the hearing ready for tough questions from democrats. he got the questions on whether or not exxonmobil had to
circumvent sanctions against iran. he moved way from trump on the tpp deal that trump attacked repeatedly in the campaign. tillerson said he wasn't opposed to it. he embraced climate change more than trump has in the past. actually struck at the beginning a harsh tone on russia. >> i think the important conversation that we have to have with them is does russia want to now and forever be an adversary of the united states? do you want this to get worse or does russia desire a different relationship? we're not likely to ever be friends as others have noted our value systems are starkly different. >> reporter: now after that, he actually got into it with marco rubio if russian president vladimir putin committed war crimes and the bombings in aleppo and syria.
he also brought up china and the philippines with the human rights violations. if rubio were to defect, republicans have a slim majority in the committee, that could spoil tillerson's chances of the top diplomat. we will hear from dr. ben carson appearing before the hud secretary job as well as mike pompeo for the cia. and general mattis governor david paterson appearing in the senate armed services committee to see if he can become the first secretary of defense. one vote majority in the foreign relations committee. it would be the difference. ryan browne, thank you. donald trump warning companies that move jobs to mexico. >> what is happening is the word is out when you want to move your plant to mexico or some other place and you want to fire all of your workers from
michigan and ohio and all these places that i won for good reason, it will not happen that way anymore. you will pay a very large border tax. >> very large border tax. it could be part of tax reform. you know, these threats have changed the tone for u.s. businesses. they are adapting. trump pledging to help americans sidelines by the economy. he hurts his argument when i says things like this. >> 96 million really wanting a job and they can't get. you know that story. the real number. that's the real number. that's the way it is. >> that's not the real number. here are the facts. some 93.8 million people are not in the labor force. not in the labor force. the vast majority of them do not want a job. they are not looking for work as he said. wanting a job as he said. 44 million are retired. others are disabled. others taking care of a family
member or in college. that leaves 8 million people working part-time, but want a full-time gig or stopped looking, but want work. add to that the 7 million people unemploy unemployed. you are talking 16 million americans wanting a job and can't get one. it is one of those cases where we're talking about policy prescriptions. how you mix match skills with open jobs. how will you revitalize the american labor market. when you blanket statement 96 million people wanting a job and can't get it, it overstates the problem and takes away the important conversation from where the problem is. >> the unemployment number may under state the economic uncertainty in the united states. the number he is using is 80 million off. >> i don't know how that helps. we're going to come back and talk about all the political events going on. eugene scott joins us next. take one.
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to have material on trump. >> they did not verify it. they just said it was important enough to include as context in the briefing for the president and president-elect. >> that is exactly what they said. joining to us discuss this is political reporter eugene scott. thank you for being with us. we saw the news conference yesterday. donald trump would not confirm that he was given this information by intelligence officials. last night with anderson cooper, kellyanne conway would not either. >> i'm trying to figure out from you what you said about what is true and what is not. you cannot -- you cannot take issue with any specific that we reported. i have yet to hear you say specifically that is not true. >> it's not true. >> it's not true that those were in the briefing documents? >> here's what is true. >> it is not true that was in the briefing documents? >> you have no evidence of it other than unnamed sources. that's what true. they would not have access to
the briefing dock upt uments an know it. >> we have multiple sources. >> tell them to come forward. why are you naming unnamed specifics? >> you are trying to distract from my questions. >> you can use words all you want. the fact is the media have a 16% approval rating for a reason. it's earned. james clapper came forward. he had a conversation with donald trump saying part of our obligation is to make sure our policymakers are provided with the fullest picture on matters involving national security. he is trying to explain why he gave donald trump the two-page summary. >> we saw clapper come out the way he did last night is we see a contentious relationship with
the trump administration and the media. if that is not solved, we think americans will suffer most. what we are talking about is national security. >> talking about national security. trump has been at war with the media and the press and national security. a lot of other pillars of institutions. i heard frank sesno talk about how he feels as this antagonism from the trump team and the scrutiny going forward. what do you think? >> i think trump attacked cnn throughout the campaign. i think he hopes supporters will hear him and dismiss our reporting. we have not seen and we have repeatedly asked him yesterday in person and on air and on the web site to specify what it is that is inaccurate about our reporting. they have not done so.
>> the rex tillerson hearing yesterday. tillerson considers hawkish approach. he was more hawkish than president-elect donald trump. he seemed to satisfy one of the senators. marco rubio. listen. >> is vladimir putin a war criminal? >> i would not use that term. >> based on all this information and what is in the record about what happened in aleppo and russian military, you are still not prepared to say vladimir putin and his military slighted t violated the rules of war in aleppo? >> those are serious charges to make and i would like more information before reaching a conclusion. >> more hawkish approach except for that. >> except for that. that is a problem because we were not looking mainly at rex tillerson, head of exxonmobil. we were looking at rex tillerson, soon to be head of the secretary of state. the state department.
how he views russia is very important. his refusal to speak very clearly about them in relation to war and activities, that is concerning to rubio. i think it is note worthy he did very clearly say that we have very different values from russia and we are not their friends. >> that was a dramatic moment. thank you, eugene. let's see what is coming up on "new day." chris cuomo joins us. >> interesting conversation. it is easy for rubio to play strong about putin as a war criminal. no price for that with his political rhetoric. imagine the secretary of state saying without any tribunal giving an official finding that the head of another sovereign is a war criminal. what do we have this morning? the director of the national intelligence is reaching out directly to the president-elect. why? he said he doesn't like the leaks and he also wants to
reiterate what he called the synopsis. why they included it and why they he bribriefed the president on it and the status in terms of the value of intelligence. we will take you through it not because it validates all of cnn's reporting, but the state of play with the president-elect and intelligence agencies. plus, the senate taking the first step to repealing obamacare in a marathon session. we will talk to senators on both sides of the aisle. do they know what they are doing? >> thank you, chris. one of the largest insurers in the country dropping coverage of the epi-pen. we will tell you why and the alternative it is offering. we will get a check of cnn money stream next.
before charleston church shooter dylann roof is sentenced to death, family members of the parishioners that roof killed addressed him in court. afterwards, a family member talked to reporters about the need to confront him. >> it was important that i address not just the dylann roof, but address the spirit that dwelled within him. so i wanted to speak to the inner person, not the outer shell. so i did achieve getting him to look up and pay attention to what i was saying. >> he will face the second state trial where he also faces the death penalty. no trial date has been set. 56 minutes past the hour. time to talk about the cnn money stream. investors with questions after trump's conference yesterday. putting the trump rally at risk. dow futures lower. shares in europe are flat. forget trump rally. for drug stocks, a trump slump. tanked at 11:20 a.m.
that is when trump said the industry is disastrous. one of the top health insurers is dropping coverage of the epi-pen. cigna says it is too expensive. you may recall the price this year. it is up 400% since 2009. cigna will cover the gentlemeri medicine. volkswagen invited in the role in the emissions scandal. those who were indicted are all german citizens and charged with conspiracy to defraud the u.s. and american customers and violating the federal clean air
act. volkswagen finalized the deal yesterday. it will pay the justice department 4$4.3 billion in fines. it wills also plead guilty. >> you were talking about drug prices and donald trump had to say in the news conference. one of the uncovered of the things was maybe he hinted medicare should negotiate directly. if he did that, that would be a major policy shift and one worth asking more questions about. >> one reason why so many of the drug investors were concerned. thanks for joining us. i'm christine romans. >> i'm john berman. "new day" starts right now. does anyone really believe that story? >> james clapper reassuring donald trump that leaked int intelligence was not an inside job. >> it's all fake news.
phony stuff. >> i know cnn is feeling the heat today. >> i think you are feeling the heat. >> is vladimir putin a war criminal? >> i would not use that term. >> are you prepared to be the one republican to vote no? >> i'm prepared to do it right. >> the obamacare bridge is collapsing and we are sending in a rescue team. >> this is irresponsible. this is dangerous. this should be defeated. >> don and eric are going to be running the company. >> what he is describing does not resolve the conflict of interest. >> if you do a bad job, i'll say you're fired. >> this is "new day" with chris cuomo and alisyn camerota. >> welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world. first you up, james clapper try to ensure the community that the intelligence report was not
leaked that caused a firestorm. clapper issuing a rare statement saying he is profoundly dismayed by the leaks. >> the president-elect blasting journalists in the first press conference. finally conceding >> all this as senate republicans get a step closer to dismantling obamacare. let's begin our coverage we van perez live in washington. what a day yesterday. give us the latest. >> good morning, allison. the director of national intelligence is trying to defuse a feud between the nation's next president and the u.s. intelligence community. he called president elect donald trump last night to assure him that the intelligence agencies were not the source of leaks about an opposition research that contained substantiated