of controversy for mr. trump yesterday. mr. clapper saying he shares mr. trump's dismay over the leaks. >> president elect decided to deal with the story by doing what he did best. blasted the media finally conceding that russia was behind at the election hacks. all of this as senate republicans move forward with plans to dismantle obamacare despite not having a plan in place to replace it. we have it all covered. let's begin we van perez live in washington. >> good morning, director of national intelligence james clapper is trying to diffuse 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 force of leaks about a dossier with allegations
against mr. trump they claim to have information on mr. trump part of our obligation is to ensure that it's the fullest possible leader. it was the first confirmation that trump's briefing documents did include information on the opposition research the fbi and intelligence agencies hadn't identified the claims. the original documents were opposition research for mr. trump's republican and democratic political components. chris. >> after months of casting doubts over the conclusions of
the intel community. plenty of other headlines coming out of the first press conference since the election. and to be complete on it he said yes i think russia did the hacks but later on he gave the same answer and said but it could have been something else. >> almost in the same breath he did say that russia carried out the sign area tacks but then he said it's not the only country that hacked the u.s. here. it was taking a page out of his combative campaign play book. >> donald trump saying for the first time he accepts that russia carried out the election cyberattacks during a rowdy and contentious press conference. >> as far as hacking i think it was russia, but i think we also get hacked by other countries.
>> but blasting the media and the nations top intelligence leaders informed him and president obama about possible incriminating information in the hands of the russians. >> it's a disgrace that information would be let out. it's all fake news. it's phony stuff. it didn't happen. >> the president elect singling out some media outlets that reported on the intel claims and taking aim at u.s. intelligence agencies as he pointed to the denial. >> they put out a statement today that this fake news was indeed fake news. >> trump did not say whether any of his aids had been in touch with russian officials during the presidential campaign. refusing to answer questions from jim acosta. >> mr. president elect can you give us a question. you're attack us. can you give us a question. >> i'm not going to give you a question. you are fake news.
>> the incoming white house press secretary threatening to throw him out of future press conferences. >> i informed him i thought that no one should be treated that way and treated that disrespectfully and if he did it again in the future i would have him removed. >> trump not mentioning whether he would continue the sanctions imposed by russia on president obama. >> if putin likes donald trump i consider that an asset and not a liability because we have a horrible relationship with russia. >> all this as trump had an attorney layout his plans to distance himself from his business empire. trump will relinquish control of the company to his two sons and place his assets in a trust. a step he says he doesn't have to take. >> as a president i could run the trump organization. and i could run the company. i would do a very good job but i don't want to do that. >> trump also pledging to stop any new overseas ventures and vowing to turn any profits from government officials staying at his hotels over to the u.s.
treasury. >> at the end of 8 years i'll come back and i'll say you did a good job. otherwise if they did a bad job i'll say your fired. >> now before trump left that press conference he did say that none of his campaign associates had been in touch with russian officials during the election but he would not say whether he would keep the punishing sanctions on moscow as many republicans have called on him to do. his view on russia and other matters were coming into sharper view again today as confirmation hearings for cabinet members continue on capitol hill. >> thanks so much, jeff. well, breaking news overnight, senate republicans advancing a budget resolution that includes the repeal of obamacare but do they have a replacement for the health care law? cnn is live on capitol hill with the details. what's the answer? >> well, the answer is a big tbd on that, put simply the moves by the senate overnight could be striebed as the first tiny nail in the coffin for obamacare because the wheels are really
now in motion for republicans to move forward on this. the senate taking a very simple but very important procedural step by improving the budget measure that will become the vehicle for the dismantling of obamacare. the session lasted into the wee hours of the morning only wrapping up a hand full of hours ago with many speeches by democrats protesting this move by the republicans. >> up to 30 million americans will lose their health care with many thousands dying as a result. >> 95% of children in america now have affordable comprehensive health insurance. why would we want to move backwards. >> imagine becoming pregnant and having your insurer drop your coverage because you're no longer economic. >> and this will likely be taken up by the house on friday which will pave the way for this to continue moving forward but very notably there's still no replace plan in place. no one plan in plats.
they are considering a series of legislated proposals here but the pressure has certainly been racheted up by the president elect donald trump that just yesterday said he says the repeal and replacement should happen in his opinion almost simultaneously. >> an early disconnect between the president elect and his own party in congress because they're all saying they need more time. so much to discuss. let's bring in jeff. he sits on the foreign relations committee and grilled the president elect secretary of state nominee yesterday. i was with your friend and colleague, senator bernie sanders at a town hall the other night and he was dancing about whether or not he would vote for rex tillerson. he was saying well i want to listen first and then i'll decide and he said well i'm going to vote against him but i at least want to hear him out first. are you ready to take a position? are you going to vote for him or not? >> i am ready to take a position. it was a disappointing
performance yesterday. sanctions are a big concern as leaders of exxon and lobbied to get rid of the sanctions and not to extend them in regard to russia's invasion of ukraine and crimea and he came before the committee and said i have no idea about this. i didn't lobby. my company didn't lobby and it's all in the press reports. they had a big impact on this conversation so it really was a disturbing performance. >> so are you going to vote for him or not? >> i'm going to vote against him. >> would you want the next secretary of state during a confirmation hearing to call vladimir putin a war criminal?
>> no, but he needed to acknowledge the terrible human carnage that has occurred because of russian activities in aleppo and syria. we had more than 4 million refugees pouring out of that country. he needed to acknowledge when he was asked about the philippines that the process of shooting people down, thousands of young men without any type of judicial process is contrary to our values. there needed to be a sense that he understood the core values of america and have america lead the world in very troubled times. >> did you believe the answer that he and the president elect have not discussed this area of policy? me meaning russia. >> exxon had huge interests in russia. one of the reasons that you would think that trump selected
him is because he is very close to putin and so it didn't seem like he was speaking in a straightforward manner. >> all right. so you're on a committee that's going to give you the clearance to know what's going on on the intel side. clapper coming out saying we didn't leak. what do you make of this story about what was included in the briefing to the president elect and why it was there. >> it's essential to alert the president elect that there is material he needs to be aware of. certainly for all the reasons that we know eventually information compiled by british company might leak into the public relationship. you want the president elect to have a heads up so it was the right thing to do to provide these briefings but instead of thanking the intel community for that he hads up he chose to attack the media to deflect attention from his own conduct.
>> is it true that you and or other senior members of congress were aware of allegations and knew that the fbi is looking into something. >> well, i did not. i don't serve on the intel committee. >> do you believe that now? >> do you believe that the fbi was looking into anything. >> i believe they probably are because the information is in regard to three major officials of the trump campaign collaborating with russia to have them work on fake news and take downhill ri clinton and to con fire with an outside country and i have to give him credit on this point. if a candidate conspired to take down your opponent wouldn't this be against the very core of our democratic process and he said yes. yes it would be. so i have to give credit on that one but certainly it is a major.
this is what russia is involved in and what we already know from what the intelligence committee presented is that it's of grave concern and must be addressed. >> what do you make of the president elect calling it fake news? >> i have another deflection. another unwillingness to grapple with the reality before us. >> do you have any belief that they did have interchange with russian officials? one person that was suspected to be trump's council at the trump organization wasn't him and he says he never went to any place to meet with anybody from the kremlin. >> we're going to have to have the investigation to find out. i personally -- i have no
personal knowledge of it but it's important that we get to the bottom of it. >> obamacare, people are getting a education in the legislative process now. but this is about reconciliation and budgeting and committees and you saw the democrats making an impassioned plea. do any of you believe you'll be able to keep the aca as it is right now? and if not, what is your plan? to just abinstruct as much as you can or to work with? >> i think we have a very good chance of keeping the aca in place. >> when people are asking do you want free preventive tests? students or children on your policies to age 26? they say yes. do you like the idea that you can compare policies on exchange? they say yes.
do you like tax credits that enable low and middle income folks to be able to afford insurance? they say yes. it turns out the actual elements are quite popular with america and they're at a loss of what to do because taking down obamacare would take down health care for more than 20 million americans and decrease the integrity of insurance policies for the rest of america because for a lot of what made other insurance policies better than they were. getting rid of lifetime limits for example so people didn't run out of insurance when they needed it. >> appreciate you being on new day and talking us through the issues and for giving us a straight answer. thank you for being on new day. >> you bet. >> donald trump's plan to let his sons run the family business not sitting well with the government ethics chief. we take a closer look at that, next. your insurance company
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steps he will take to try to outline conflicts of interest between his business and presidency before he becomes president. so listen to this. >> so i could actually run my business. i could actually run my business and run government at the same time. i don't like the way that looks. you can't do that in any other capacity. >> let's discuss this with timny o'brien. he's the author of trump nation. he studied all sorts of things about his finances. he's a political reporter that covers mr. trump's conflicts of interest. you're the perfect people to have on this morning and talk to. nobody knows more about this than you. you heard him say things that are untrue. what did he get wrong? >> it was far too big and complex to wind down. that's not true. he says he carries very little
debt. that's not true. from recent reporting in the wall street journal it's about at least a billion dollars to around 150 financial institutio institutions. >> it's a lot of debt and he'll be running an administration that regulates the entities. will he be able to say i'm approaching banking policy uninhibited by the fact that my business thrives on loans from banks and other entities like that? he said he could turn it over to his sons and that would insulate him from the running of the business which is frankly thumbing his nose at the whole notion of a separation between his policy making and his deal making. >> an interesting point. the main obstacle is transparency. whether it's giving profits to hotels or decision making we
will get no chance to review any of those documents. what does that tell you? >> it tells me that he actually does not have that detailed of a plan. he brought out a visual aid. this pile of papers and folders on the podium but he didn't let anybody see them. the pictures we saw from the side you couldn't tell there were words on the page. there's a whole element of just trust me here that he will not be able to get away with. >> what could he have said that would have satisfied government ethics watchdogs? >> he could have complied with the tradition that every predecessor in the white house before him from both sides of the aisle has done which is to release tax returns. >> 50 years. >> he's a 70-year-old man. >> would you be satisfied with the last five years. >> i would be satisfied with the last one year but i'm not crossing my fingers. >> in terms of die vestivestingf
this is his family's empire. his kids have banked on. sit fair to ask him to get rid of his life's work? >> it comes with certain sacrifices and i think what he is refusing to do is make a clean break with financial realities that are going to haunt his presidency. >> i found an interesting idea online. what do you think of this? please feel free to shoot it down. he can't separate for the business. people voted for him in part because of his business acumen and wild success as he describes it and so it comes down to transparency. there's going to be issues. even trump said yesterday i'm not going to run my business and the government because i don't like the way it looks.
that's the real test. what he should do is buy a public company as a shell entity and use that as the lenses through which all of trump's business can be viewed. make it a public company and in doing so, then he has to file and do all the things that public company versus to do and then everybody could see his activities. what do you make of the concept? >> it will certainly be more than we have now. i'm not sure it would answer all the questions but it would be more than we have now. >> it's not a violation of the constitution. it's not a gift. >> he had a lawyer come out and say just that. they have never been construed to include a fair exchanges. the truth is it hasn't been litigated at all. that's as unknown as anything else. was that persuasive to you. >> no, imagine just a particular hotel room. maybe he charges $800 or $1,000
to a hotel room that should be $200. how are we going to police that? we're going to take his word for it that something, he sells services, rounds of golf, these are things that don't have an easily marked value so he's basically asking to be sued. he wants people to call into question these individual transactions one by one. >> so tim, given that his plan is to hand over the business to his son, where does that leave us? what does that mean for the next four years? >> unless the sons never ever speak to their father about business deals at all and he already left wiggle room in the meeting yesterday to talk about domestic deals but not overseas deals there's going to be moments we're going to question the policy coming out of the trump white house as whether or not it's clean and whether or not we have a corruption free government and that's a
nonpartisan issue. it's about good governance. >> he could have never done anything to satisfy critics on this. isn't it just to trust and verify situation and full employment plan for people like you. >> i'm happy if it is but the reality is i think the office of government ethics slammed him on this saying there is a remedy to this which is he should die vest. >> that's an issue too because then how do you price it and is someone going to buy it trying to curry favor and will he dump it because he has to sell it all at once and create a buyers market. there's concerns with that too. easier said than done. >> don't answer that. hold that thought. >> it's unanswerable. thank you very much. we have a programming moet for all of you. paul ryan will take part in a cnn town hall. it's hosted by jake tapper. it's about the future of obamacare and will he own the incoming president's proposals.
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>> the general has a sterling reputation and doesn't always agree with the president elect. cnn's pentagon correspondent barbara star has more. >> president elect donald trump was excited to announce retired marine corps general james mattis as his pentagon chief. >> we are going to appoint mad dog mattis as our secretary of defense. >> but the first thing to know is nobody that actually knows james mattis calls him mad dog. >> i never heard about it until i read about it in a news
account. that conjures up ideas of somebody foaming at the mouth and going across the battlefield. that's not general mattis at all. he joined the trump team because of a sense of duty. >> i'm grateful for the opportunity to return to our ro troops and their families. >> he may find himself at odds with president trump on russia. >> people saying has putin gone crazy, is he delusional. >> he was pushed into early retirement in 2013 because of his views on iran. >> the iranian regime in my mind is the single most enduring threat to stability and peace in the middle east. >> but if troops are sent to war mattis believes there must be a clear strategy and goal do not underestimate his sense of
military morality. >> but if the president makes the wrong decision, you know, i think like a good marine he'll salute and say i'm not the man for this job. it has been a career of headlines. in 2005 he was cautioned by the marine about his public statements about being caught on camera talking about shooting people. >> one of his more colorful things. be polite and be professional. you have a plan to everyone you meet. including a $242,000 a year position on the board of general dynamics. one of the largest defense contractors and a blood testing company under government scrutiny for questionable practices. he has been deeply involved in a
food bank in his home state of washington. >> his mother still lives here in town and so just the fact that he wanted to come back and be involved in the community he grew up in. >> but his long track record centered on a strong view of the reality of using military force. in 2013 he cautioned on the calls to force out syrian president bashar al assad. >> if the americans go in, if the americans take leadership, if the americans take ownership of this, it's going to be a full throated very, very serious war. >> already impacting trump's views on torture and water boarding. >> i was surprised. i never found it to be useful. a couple of beers and i do better with that than i do with torture. >> his own bottom line. >> when you go to war, it can't be a half step.
it's a terrible step. don't ever avoid it. >> negotiate talk and diplomacy or whatever. it should be compelling for day one. >> cnn the pentagon. >> joining us now is former cia director and advisor to president elect trump. thank you for being with us. we have a lot to talk about. let's start with what's going to happen this morning. do you foresee any hiccups or challenges to general mat gattis's confirmation hearing as well as the person who would be taking place that you had filled and that was director of the cia with mr. pompeo. >> i don't see any problems for either one. i've known jim mattis as a pin pal for several years. we exchanged e-mails a couple of times on strategy and energy issue and very knowledgeable
too. >> he's a very impressive fellow and i'm just delighted with both of these nominations. i don't see any problems that i perceive for either one. >> okay. now let's talk about the extraordinary series of events. cnn as you know reported that the intel community presented mr. trump with two pages of reports and russian operatives to claim to have some sort of compromising information on mr. trump. why do you think the intel community included that in their briefing to him. >> i don't know. i don't know what the substance is and it's hard to make a judgment without knowing that
but the fact that the russians if that's who it was was distributing it it's also a fact that the leaders of the country ought to know and it's all tied up in the business of whether the fake evidence was generated by one of the blogs and you have to know what people are saying when you're in a senior intelligence position even if you know it's false. and so there are reasons for understanding what was taking place even if presumably it had been generated by invention by a blog or somebody working for a blog. >> let me understand that. you're saying that the intel community though they are not able to verify the information in that report that it was
incumbent upon themes presented to mr. trump the full picture of what was in the public realm that was being whispered about. >> if i were in the cia job i would think it ought to be shown to him but not circulated throughout the intelligence community even in classified circles on the assumption that there was some truth in it. apparently it's pretty blatantly false. >> what part is false? >> well there's the discussion of mr. cohen and whether he took part in it and mr. trump and others found out that he had never been to where he was supposed to have been according to the fake story so there are just -- >> so there's some details in
it. >> there were some details in it that seem to be false so that has cast doubt on the material itself but you still think it should be presented to mr. trump. let me read to you what the director of national intelligence said in this statement. he called mr. trump about this to say that the intel community was not the source. i emphasize that this document is not a u.s. intelligence community product and i do not belief the leaks came from within the i.c. the i.c. has not made any judgment that the information in this document was reliable and we did not reply upon it for our conclusions. part of the obligation is to make sure that policy makers are provided with the fullest possible picture of any matters that might effect national security. he's saying give mr. trump the full picture and give president obama the full picture and even though they weren't able to confirm the information. here is what mr. trump just
tweeted about that exchange. he says james clapper called me yesterday to denounce the false and fictitious report that was illegally circulated, made up phony facts, too bad. is that how you see it? >> mr. trump maybe used some adjectives that i would suppress if i were doing an intelligence analysis but i think the basic idea of being quite angry if someone has come up with an invented story like this blog apparently did is an understandable human reaction to be very negative toward someone that's come up with an invention or something that they alleged that you did and you did not. >> all right. thank you. i know that all of this is breaking as we speak and it is tough to get your mind around it in real time but thank you for your perspective as always. great to talk to you.
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>> chuck schumer senator from new york confirming he will oppose senator jeff sessions bid to become the next attorney general. this is a day after corey booker made history testifying against his senate colleague sessions over his civil rights record. cnn senior political reporter caught up with senator booker after his testimony. here's what he had to say. >> senator you did something rather extraordinary. you became the first to testify for a cabinet post. why did you make that decision? >> i have a lot of respect for senator sessions. we worked together on giving out a medal of freedom. something i felt honored and blessed to do in partnership with him so it's not a personal thing at all. it's just the fact that jeff sessions is out of line even with the republican caucus.
everybody working together on criminal justice reform. they criticized the justice department even for their reform. criticized the justice department for work on police accountability. criticized the violence against women act and criticized the work on voter rights. this is somebody that has clearly told us he will not be executing what is a key function of the attorney general's office which is to protect the vulnerable. to protect women and protect minorities and protect voting rights and protect the poor. this is something i could not remain silent on and i believe that it's more important for me to stand up for principles and ideals of my country than it is to stand up for senate norms. >> some members of the congressional black caucus questioned whether you would fairly administer the law across races. are you worried that you may not be being fair with african
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president-elect donald trump has a formula that works with his base but not a majority of the country at least not yet. bad news attack the media. he tried to shut out cnn at his press conference yesterday. jim acosta fought for the right to question the president-elect. watch. >> you're attacking our news organization. can you give us a chance. >> your news organization is terrible. >> can you give us a chance to ask a question, sir. sir -- >> commonwealth. go ahead. >> president-elect can you -- you're attacking us. >> don't be. i'm not is going to give you a question. you are fake news. go ahead. >> can you state categorically that nobody. mr. president-elect that's not appropriate. >> those were his staffers clapping not the media. jim acosta is here along with cnn senior media correspondent brian stelter.
jim, how did you feel that dynamic played out yesterday? >> you know, my feeling was that he was attacking us and he was attacking us repeatedly. attacking the credibility of this news organization calling us fake news. i thought if he's going to do that then he should take a question from us. that's why i was being persistent. i wasn't trying to be rude or disrespectful. i have no constitutional right to ask the president or president-elect a question. i thought in fairness in that moment he should have given us a question. >> what happened after that, i think, you can tell me how you feel there's a real solidarity in most of the press that were in all of this together. you attack one of us, you attack all of us. something happened right after that that i want to get your take. a reporter from abc asked your question and i know is there this time honored tradition in the press room if somebody is shouted down and the president doesn't answer your question that somebody else picks up for you >> there's that tradition.
i don't know whether or not that was what happened. i can't say that for sure. >> you don't know if she planned to ask that question. >> exactly. and if that's what she was doing that's wonderful. yes, in the briefing room there have been plenty of times where josh earnest doesn't answer major garrett's questions one of us will say let's go back to that question and get an answer. it's a tradition. i think it's a good one. the story is not about us. the story is about donald j. trump. how is this going to be when he's president of the united states. will he answer the hard questions and there's lots of hard questions for him yesterday. he was refusing to answer a lot of them. i think they came in with a strategy to go in guns blazing, blame the news media for this very difficult story and they called him a disrupter. there were times when we have to be disrupters. >> disruption lines come down on the truth. we got a tweet from the president-elect today which
gives us a great example of his defire run away from what's true. he said james clapper called notice denounce the false and fictitious report that was circulated. james clapper never said in a statement that was issued publicly the intel is believed to be false or fictitious. they haven't made any determination on it yet. kellyanne conway, on another morning show this morning says, emphasizing clapper did that the intelligence community gave no credibility and veracity to fake news documents. they would never use the term fake news. they never said that they thought it had no credibility. they never said hit no veracity. again they haven't made a determination yet. this is running away from the truth. what is the media to do? >> trump's aides are misleading this at every turn. they rather talk about us, rather talk about the media, decry cnn and buzz feed and
other outlets trying to work on this story. they rather talk about the media than the facts on the ground. that was my impression at the press conference. donald trump would rather attack the press, attack the messengers than deal with the questions. this is something we should expect to continue. to prepare to continue. we talk a lot about media distrust in this country, low levels of trust in media, the polls have shown it for years. we should also note how many viewers want us, want the press to be challenging power. whether it's bush, obama, trump and whoever comes after trump. my inbox is stuffed thank you, jim, for standing there yesterday and thanking this network for its reporting about trump and russia and thanking the press and practically begging for more of it. yes, there's a portion of the country that distrusts the media. let's not lose sight of the majority of the public that really wants -- >> there are a lot of folks out there who thought we didn't do enough during the campaign, weren't tough enough on donald trump, we gave him too much air
time at the beginning of the campaign. that was to the detriment of the other republicans in the field. there's a lot of hard questions about what we do. at the end of the day people come up what are we going to do about donald trump. i say i'm not going to do anything about donald trump. i'll do the news. keep doing the news. that's something that's not going to stop -- when he goes into the white house they can kick us out. we'll set up our trucks out there and continue to do those stories out there. >> that's not that hypothetical. >> can spicer kick you out? >> he said if do you that one more time you're out of here. i've covered four presidential campaigns. i asked hard questions of president obama. one time i asked him why can't we get the bastards talking about isis. they were angry and furious about that for months and months. >> did you say you got the wrong latino? >> you kick me out i get to stay in the country. but that's never happened to me before.
we have to take a deep breath and de-escalate and figure out if there's a way we can work together. there's a time when there's a terrorist attack or natural disaster, the white house will need time. there's time we need to ask questions of the president of the united states when something very important is going on. there has to be a working relationship. my hope is that donald trump can get past this, clinton news network, cnn sucks mentality that we saw out on the campaign trail. the campaign is over. >> the key point, the environment right now is so far from normal. we're so from the norms of respect when it comes to the president or president-elect talking at least saying the right things about respecting the first amendment. trump is still acting like he's campaigning. this is what undergirds all of this. he's continuing to talk mainly to the people that voted for him and not to the 54% of the country that didn't vote for
him. >> one last thing about journalists and it's hard for donald trump to marginalize cnn because our competitors yesterday stood up for us, shepherd smith on fox news basically said that cnn has great journalists and we got a scoop and any network that had our scoop and our reporting would have run. >> i was going to say, when i read what shepherd said, i didn't watch it but i read it, it seemed like it wasn't just him speaking. if that's true. >> that was murdochs. that came from upstairs. that came from the leaders of fox news. there will always about sean hannitys but smith is a journalist. >> jim, thank you. thanks for all of that. thank you very much. >> you cannot yield. what's your take?
tweet us at "new day". post your comment on facebook. another big day for president-elect's nominees. let's get to it. does anyone really believe that story? >> james clapper telling the president-elect that the intelligence community did not leak a dossier. >> i know cnn is feeling the heat today. >> you guys are feeling the heat. >> vladimir putin. >> i would not use that term. >> are you prepared to be the one republican to vote no. >> i'm prepared to do right. >> this is irresponsible. this is dangerous. this should be defeated. >> don't and eric are going to be running the company. >> what he's describing does not resolve the conflicts of conflict of interest. >> if they do a bad job i'll say you're fired. >> this