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puts pressure on republicans to move quickly here as he prepares to take office one week from today so let's begin our coverage with joe johns live in washington. good morning, joe. >> good morning. the campaign promise of donald trump getting rolling in the house one week before the president elect is sworn in and he tweeted last night that, quote, the unaffordable care act will soon be history. the house republican leadership saying they're cautiously optimistic they have the votes to approve the budget resolution and gets the ball rolling on repeal when what continues to cause heart burn on legislatures is the republicans don't have a go to plan to replace obamacare. >> one day after the senate approved the same measure. it was set into motion a complicated process to repeal and replace the president's
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signature law. much of the criticism has been on the lack of a replacement plan by republicans. >> we are not going to see it repealed and have no replacement there at all. >> but there's real consequences. thelg care coverage for 20 million meamericans is at stake. >> house speaker paul ryan pressed by one of the americans last night at a cnn town hall. >> why would you repeal the affordable care act without a replacement. >> we wouldn't do that. we want to do this at the same time and in some cases in the same bill. we want to advance repealing this law with it's replacement at the same time. we'll move on this as quickly as we can.
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>> we don't want to fund abortion. >> tax rate dollars don't fund abortions right now. >> right but they get a lot of money and money is fundable and it floats these organizations. >> and breaking several times from the views of the president elect ryan delivers tough talk on russian president vladimir putin. >> russia say menace. a global menace lead by a man that is menacing. vladimir putin does not share our interests. >> on russian's election hacking. >> donald trump won it fair and square and clearly and convincingly but the fact that a foreign government tried to meddle on another governments elections are wrong. we have to step up our game with respect to confronting russia. >> the house speaker vowing there won't be mass deportations with millions of undocumented immigrants. >> in congress, it's not happening. secure the border and the people
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that are violent criminals and repeat offenders we have to focus on that. >> vice president elect mike pence said a draft of the replacement would be available in 30 to 60 days and talking with lawmakers the possibility exists there could be a number of incremental replacement bills. not just one umbrella solution. >> thank you very much. for all of that let's discuss it now with cnn political analyst david gregory and senior congressional correspondent for the washington examiner. great to see both of you. i'll start with you. we just had congressman tim ryan on that spoke with the democrats in saying there's no need to repeal it. let's fix it together and if they insist on repealing and political grand standing and democrats aren't sure they want to help. what do you think?
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>> it's difficult to know what it means. it means you're going to have to negotiate with democrats to come up with a fix. some kind of repair and then we'll have to see where the consensus is on all of that and that really is in the weeds about why premiums are going up. how the subsidies work for people who are not on insurance and of course the whole issue of medicaid expansion which has been controversial around the states. you have some republican lead state who is have taken those extra medicaid dollars and more people are on medicaid getting health care as a result. but here's a broader issue allison which is the president elect has said you're going to do this at the same time. and we're going to deport people and he's saying we're not going to do that. what's the influence of the president elect on congressional
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republicans? that's going to be interesting to watch. >> we're seeing jujitsu here. that's what we're seeing. the idea of yes we're going to repeal. we're going to replace very quickly. impractical and some health care experts would tell you impossible. so what did you hear from paul ryan last night? yes in the first set of bills, what is happening? this is political jujitsu. they're not going to have a replacement plan ready to go where everybody has a new system in place any time soon. fair point. >> it is a fair point. you're redoing the u.s. economy. health care reform is difficult and takes time. this is going to look, if they can get it done a lot like obamacare looked. they passed the bill. there was a big ceremony. everybody patted themselves on the back and then it took them a few years to implemented it so what you'll see from republicans is the same sort of thing and then they're going to go about implementing this thing. one of the things they're going to have to do as well is take their replacement plan when they settled on it and turn it into
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real legislation but one of the reasons why they're going to do this is because obamacare isn't popular enough for them to leave it alone. republican voters and many independents want this fixed. i don't think a broad majority of the country cares whether you fix it or you repeal it and replace it but they do want it fixed and when you're looking at republicans and democrats on an issue like helt caalth care thee irreconcilable differences. republicans are focused on making the best quality coverage to people. >> you have 20 million plus people covered. >> but it's fair to say the mandate was never popular. even democrats when they passed the mandate which helps makes their bill sound. >> was the cheaper way to do it. >> but they didn't want to make the penalty too onerous because
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they din want people to be angry at them so you haven't had a rush in of healthy people to sign up for health insurance because they can wait until they get sick and then go get it because the system isn't working the way it's designed. >> this is happening every day. not just in washington and there has been a measure of certainty with obamacare beginning to be implemented so there's real stakes for not only individuals but hospitals say doing well and they're getting a lot more money under obamacare and so there's all of these component parts that get tricky. >> also, it costs money to repeal it. there are estimates that just by repealing it it could end up costing in the billions of dollars. something like 350 billion somehow so the house freedom caucus wants to make the math work before they sign off. >> there's a lot of republicans
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that don't like it and they'll fight against it and ultimately donald trump is going to be the referee and i think the house freedom caucus and conservatives that want this thing to be a lot leaner are going to have to lump it and that's what he's going to tell them to do and i think they will do it. >> the wall street journal has an op-ed calling on the director of the fbi to re-sign and if he done re-sign, he should be asked by the incoming ag to re-sign and if he doesn't re-sign, then the president should fire him. >> i was quite struck to see that by the wall street journal and it does show you that comey is a new very controversial
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figure here. he would be in violation of all the justice department rules and fbi practice by going so far out as he did by talking about an investigation, talking about whether she should or should not be prosecuted and let's remember that donald trump has not expressed real confidence in comey so, look, this is a big deal and it's just a part of this war going on between trump and the existing intelligence community with the current heads of the intelligence community so we're going to have to see how this plays out. >> trump accusing them of leaks again this morning and putting intelligence in quotes again this morning. >> should comey re-sign? >> i think he has to decide where he fits into the new world order in washington. i think donald trump can fire anybody he wants. we have already seen him move quickly to replace obama's
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diplomats. that's rather unprecedented. i don't think it's a big deal. with the fbi director i think that trump would need some good justification politically so that the public would digest this. the interesting thing about comey, republicans whether he wanted to or not, such a favor by that press conference in which he detailed hillary clinton's carelessness with her e-mail server and then again with the letter on october 27th so i never understood the animosity toward him coming to the right. >> clinton removed fbi director but with significant cause. congress could remove the fbi director. >> they got a lot to do. do they want that fight. >> this guy has a ten year term, comey does. the fact that he has become such a political figure is what the fbi director is supposed to be. >> we're going to have angus
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king on and play through that. >> vice president joe biden is confirming a cnn report that he and president obama were briefed last week on unsubstantiated claims that russia may have compromising information about president elect trump. president elect trump has dismissed our reporting as fake news. he vance perez is live in washington with more. if you don't like things these days you call them fake. >> there's no doubt, chris. the vice president joe biden says intelligence officials briefed them and president obama last week about unverified claims that russia may have compromising information on president elect donald trump. now cnn first reported that the nation's top intelligence chiefs presented both the president and the president elect with a two page written synopsis of these claims that came from a 35 page opposition research dossier. it was compiled by a former
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british intelligence operative based on russian sources. the u.s. intelligence agencies still haven't verified these allegations but biden said in an interview that intelligence officials felt compelled to share that information with trump. >> their argument was that this is something that the press already had. not just here in the united states but other places. not only us but the president elect was out there. >> four of the top intelligence chiefs met with trump last friday to brief him on russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. sources tell us that james comey, the fbi director briefed trump on the russian claims in a one-on-one conversation at the meeting. it's the counter intelligence division leading the investigation into what the russian spy agencies are up to here. we're told the conversation was
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a cordial one and the fbi did decline to comment on our reporting. now trump has said these allegations are all false. >> all right. thank you for the update on your reporting there. very helpful. meanwhile, many of president elect trump's cabinet picks disagree with him on big issues so whose position will win? we discuss, next. with the xfinity tv app,
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download the xfinity tv app today. already expressing different views from their future boss on key issues. live on capitol hill with more. good morning. >> good morning to you allison. the president elect this morning is pushing back on the daylight that has emerged between him and his cabinet nominees at their confirmation hearings on capitol hill this week trying to frame it as a good thing. trump tweeting a few minutes agatha he wants his nominees to be themselves and express their own thoughts. not mine. and on capitol hill this week that's certainly what we saw many of his nominees do.
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>> in the first week of confirmation hearings his nominees breaking from some of his biggest campaign promises and policies. like the president elect's soft stance on russia. >> if putin likes donald trump i consider that an asset. >> trump's nominees for defense secretary and secretary of state taking a more adversary stance. >> we're not likely to ever be friends. >> if confirmed rex tillerson would be america's top diplomat but he hasn't even spoken with trump about russia. >> i would have thought that russia would be at the top of that considering all the actions that have taken place. did that not happen. >> that has not occurred yet senator. >> that's amazing. >> after months of doubting the conclusion of u.s. intelligence trump now believes russia was the culprit. >> it was russia. >> mike pompeo says russian
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cyber hacking is going to need an aggressive response. >> america has an obligation and the cia has part of that obligation to protect information. >> some breaking from trump's call to bring back illegal interrogation tactics. >> would i approve water board something you bet. >> absolutely improper and illegal. >> absolutely not. >> i don't think we should ever come close to crossing a line that is beyond what we as americans should follow in terms of interrogation techniques. >> his promise to build a border. >> vow to temporarily ban all muslims entering the u.s. i have no belief and do not support the idea that muslims as a religious group should be denied admission to the united states. >> i don't think it's ever appropriate to focus on something like religion as the
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only factor. >> i do not support targeting any particular group. >> next week will be another big week up here on capitol hill for the incoming trump administration with 7 picks scheduled for interior, epa health and human services, energy and his ambassador to the un. >> thank you. let's bring in an gus king of maine. he sits on the selects committee on intelligence. good to have you and like the crustacean on your tie you had two members of power in your claws this week. you had pompeo and comey where you had very telling exchanges. let's play the one with the nominee for the cia director and you first. >> need further proof that the fix was in from president obama on down.
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busted 19,252 e-mails from dnc leaked by wikileaks. do you think it's a reliable source of information. >> i do not. >> and the fact that you use the word proof, need proof, that would indicate that you did think it was a credible source of information. >> i never believed wikileaks was a credible source of information. >> did you believe his answer, senator? >> well, it is what it is. in the tweet last summer he said he certainly relayed it and conveyed it to all of his followers so he can say he didn't think it was a credible source but he did last summer. it was some what tense exchange. it's not enough to sway my opinion one way or another on the final issue of his confirmation. i'm still weighing that. that's not going to come up for sometime.
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it hasn't been voted out of the committee yet but yeah, if you're going to live by tweets, you know, you have to understand they have consequences. >> well, let's test it for one second. why isn't it enough? if you now have a reasonable suspicion that pompeo would lie about what he believes is credible to suit his current ambition, what does that tell you is a message of how he might be as the cia director? >> well, i don't like to use the word lie except in very extreme circumstances. >> you're not here to defend pompeo. i get that. >> i'm the one that took him on and i'm saying what was repealed in that is he tweeted it because he worked for him at the time to support donald trump. he called it proof. he said busted. that means he thinks it's credible. now he knows he's going to enter a government that does not condone what wikileaks does and does not believe it's credible despite much of what it puts out
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is often prove to be authentic but in that change how do you reconcile that with trusting him as the director? >> well, because when you make a decision like this you have to take a lot of things into consideration and one of them is does he have the qualifications? the issue that i'm concerned about is whether he'll give trump the straight scoop from the intelligence agencies and i said that i really pressed him on it yesterday because the foreign policy mistakes i can think of during my lifetime, vietnam, bay of pigs, iraq, all were based upon bad intelligence influenced by the president or the policy makers and my criteria is is he going to deliver bad news to the president of the united states because that's the job of the cia director. i haven't made a final decision. the exchange about the tweet is some what concerning. i'm not going to make my decision on one answer to one question. >> in light of the fact that we had the president elect use him as a source of why he din have
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confidence in our own intelligence agencies. >> let me play the exchange that got so much buzz. >> did you answer the question that there is an investigation underway as to connections between either of the political campaigns and the russians? >> i didn't say one way or another. >> you didn't say. >> that was my intention at least. >> you didn't way one way or another whether even there's an investigation underway. >> correct. especially in a public forum we never confirm or deny a pending investigati
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investigation. >> i couldn't believe he was saying that. the come back about an irony was totally unplanned. it just came out because i was just astonished that this man would say i don't comment on investigations when he had commented on an investigation back in october and the results of the election. i was speechless. i'm glad i wasn't collateral damage. >> what do you make of the wall street journals assertion there. >> it was astonishing. >> what do you make of the assertion that he should re-sign? >> well, i have worked with mr. comey for several years. in the intelligence committee. i have probably met with him ten or 15, 20 times. listen to him. he is a straight shooter. i don't think his political judgment is all that good. in fact, he illuded to that in
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the committee and i don't think he should have done what he did last fall and but i -- whether or not he should re-sign i think that's going to be something he needs to discuss. it's really a question of whether he can be effective in his job or whether he has sort of compromised his credibility because the credibility of the fbi has to be unimpeachable and i'm not going to comment on that one way or the other but it was really very troubling to sit there and say i don't comment on investigations and have certainly clearly commented on an investigation and i know, by the way, if he were sitting here he would say well that was a closed investigation and i committed to congress that i was going to notify him but the conclusion is, hey, what is it, good for the goose is good for the gander. >> senator king, thank you very much. appreciate you being on the show as always. >> thank you, chris.
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>> you're welcome. allison. >> chris there was another emotional moment in the presidential bromance. surprising joe biden with an unforgettable moment. this next. we live in a pick and choose world.
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president obama had a little surprise for him. it was a huge surprise and a huge honor. watch. >> i'd like to ask the military aid to join us on stage. for the final time as president, i am pleased to award our nation's highest civilian honor, the presidential medal of freedom. [ applause ] >> for the first and only time in my presidency i will bestow this medal with an additional level of veteration.
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pope john paul ii, president ronald reagan and general colin powell, ladies and gentlemen, i am proud to award the presidential medal of freedom with distinction to my brother, joseph biden jr. >> joining us now is bruce reid. he was vice president biden's chief of staff in 2011 and 2013. he was actually in attendance at yesterday's ceremony. people don't know what to make of these obvious shows of emotion about joe biden but what do you want people to know about who the man is. >> you can see he didn't see the medal of freedom coming. the best sitcom. with joe biden what you see is what you get.
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you never have to wonder what he is thinking because he just said it. he and the president had such a study in contrast. the president's view is never let them see you sweat and joe biden let you see him cry and laugh and frown and that's all just in the -- when he's sitting behind the president at the state of the union. >> they got that fire and ice thing going. what did you learn about him in your time with him and knowing him that you didn't know going into it?
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>> why would he tell you about why he would say what he said. >> that's how he is programmed. he can't help himself. he's the most uncalculating honest, refreshing person i've ever seen in this business and sometimes it gets him in a little bit of hot water but it always pays off in the end. >> he has told a couple of times the story about the president of the united states barrack obama offering to help him out with money in his own life. >> these guys would do anything for each other and you know what a tough business this s. politics can break your heart with the whole world watching. and sometimes all you have left to turn to is your family and that's the way they are with one another. they, you know, they can sense
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what the other needs and the president knows that if somebody picks on him, joe biden is ready to take them out back and give them a good whipping. so it's -- it's the sort of thing that you don't see very often because usually people are look out for themselves. their rivalries but these guys are much more like brothers than true friends. >> how do you square his unfiltered candor and default as swhag saying what he feels. he has no reason to seed any ground right now and say i hope joe biden sticks around in the public square. we're going to need him to make deals. >> it's a secret of his success is that everybody knows where joe biden stands. he makes no pretense about it
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and turns out when you're trying to get things done and both side versus to give a little, being brutally honest about what you need and what you believe is a great help. >> so whenever a reporter leaves a question for last it's going to be the one that strains you the most. his decision not to run, do you wish he made a different decision. do you think he made the wrong decision and if he had run it would have been a different outcome. >> he made the right decision for him. he didn't have the gas in the tank to make that run and i think, you know, joe biden is one of those players who always gives it everything he has. and no one in modern public life has suffered through so much public tragedy as he has and he has found a way to turn that to
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the good of others and help the rest of us deal with our suffering. >> and he left the people around him to understand the situation but also do a lot of what iffing. >> thank you for being with us and giving us perspective on this man that mattered so much to the president of the united states. >> president elect trump has outstanding issues that will have to be addressed between now and inauguration day, next friday. a trump biographer identifies four big pieces of unresolved business, next.
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>> there are pending lawsuits, there is the trump foundation investigation that continues questions about conflicts of interest and appointments yet to be made. what are we talking about? how many? >> right after election day there were 75. he settled trump university he settled his dispute with his executive chef at his hotel in washington but there's dozens of suits involving nonpayments to vendors and sexual
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discrimination at his businesses and on down the line and it's just very messy. no other president has come in with this baggage and lawsuits all over the place. >> what does that mean? these will have to be addressed. >> he's not immune if the litigation began before he entered office. >> they're still investigating whether there was some sort of money used that was supposed to be going to charitable causes. >> it's the big embarrassing and troubling fact. with money from the foundation he used it to purchase vanity things like giant portraits of himself. >> so then what happens. >> we know they happened.
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it's not an issue of whether they happened or not. the issue is whether or not they decide there's grounds there for more serious action against the president elect. >> but if somebody misuses charitable funds they could go to jail. >> i think the consequences could be severe. i don't know that they would involve going to jail and that could happen. mr. trump came out and said he was designing and die vevesting. what lingers here. >> the conflicts linger and they're just as troubling as they were before he announced this fig leave two days ago. he and his children and son-in-law have taken no meaningful steps to address the kind of conflicts that potentially will corrupt public
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policy making. >> of all the unfinished business this is the one that concerns you the most. >> the conflicts do because it's a nonpartisan issue. it's about what we respect of our political leadership regardless of the side of the aisle you come from and what mechanics we want in the government around ensuring we get the best policy. people of power aren't off the tax budget. >> and then here's one we don't talk about much and these executive branch appointments. there's 690 of them that need to be made. only 27 out of the 690 have been nominated. none jyet confirmed. how is he going to do that after entering office. >> he should get a break on this one. i'm not sure of how his timing lines up against previous administrations. it's a big thing to take on. i don't know that he's any further behind anybody that preceded him in the oval office but the issue is if something has to get addressed.
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he has the machinery of government landing in his lap and donald trump is someone that's never managed a large bureaucracy. he hasn't run a fortune 500 company. it's a boutique business. the biggest thing he ever ran were his atlantic city casinos and he put those into bankruptcy four times. >> this is something where he should get a pass because one of the things voters liked about him is he wasn't part of the bureaucracy. he doesn't have people waiting in line expecting to be plugged in. >> right i think the balance will be how can he keep it lean and efficient and not overstuff it but also manage it professional and effectively. >> thank you very much. >> thank you allison. >> for working all of this with us. meanwhile the justice department set to reveal the results of its investigations of chicago's police department. what can the city's officers do to regain the trust of the people there and bring down the violence? our panel weighs in. of being s winning shot.
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healthy, free, the world before me, the long brown path before me leading wherever i choose. the east and the west are mine. the north and the south are mine. all seems beautiful to me. family and friends remembering an orlando police veteran, master sergeant deborah wilson. she'll be laid to rest tomorrow after being gunned down in the line of duty this week. her killer is still on the run
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this morning. here's more on her life and the legacy of sergeant wilson who is remembered for going beyond the call of duty. >> reporter: first thing people usually noticed about deb bra clayton was her smile. >> she was beautiful. >> reporter: put against the frame of her freshly pressed uniform, it was disarming. >> this was a picture of little johnny, her son. >> reporter: jack william rs was one of her closest friends. they worked together on a program to stop violence in orlando. they weren't technically family but she had a way of making him feel that way. clayton called him uncle jack. it still hasn't fully hit him yet that she's gone. >> realistically i have to accept that fact, that she's gone, that she won't be pulling up to my house again calling me uncle jack. she was a police officer but she was a community activist.
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>> the police is here to help you. we're not here to hurt you. we're here to help you. >> reporter: here she is last summer, doing what she did so often, engaging the community, bridging the gap as she would say between police the and public. >> we want to stop the violence in the community but we need the community to speak up. >> reporter: speaking at the wreath laying ceremony for a fallen colleague, he said there was no officer more committed to uniting orlando. >> great police officer and leader in our agency and led by example with the things she did in the community. >> reporter: sergeant clayton cared deeply about orlando but especially about the youth, perhaps because the newlywed had a son of her own. at the candlelight vigil, he spoke a few feet from where his mom's life ended. >> she was the prime example. everything she worked for, she died for. >> my sister was a beautiful person inside and out. she would give you the shirt off
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her back. >> reporter: clayton died on a monday morning outside this walmart, shot and killed by a murder suspect fugitive, a man who robbed orlando of the women her friends called super cop. >> just thinking about her, i'm going to miss her. i'm going to miss her. >> cnn, orlando florida. >> oh, my gosh, that is horrible. she does seem very special, just from those short clips. they have got to find her killer. >> we got to see some of that in action after the pulse shooting down there, that community specifically the gay community was very rattled and the police did so much more than just investigate the crime. there was a lot of hand holding and a lot of embracing that said we will be okay as a community. and those officers went beyond the call of duty and here's one of their brightest lights that
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was snuffed out by someone still on the run. >> they are going to find him. if you know anything, call your local police department. >> we have another story, very different type of story about policing, the justice department plans to release a report today, the fruits of a 13 month investigation into the chicago police department. they are expected to reveal in the report that chicago police have a pattern of violating constitutional rights of citizens. here to discuss, former chicago police officer, founder and president of seven store consulting, dmi tri roberts and retired nypd detective, harry houck. what do you make of what's in the report and what will it matter? >> well, first, you know, listening to the story and the legacy of master sergeant clayton, i think we should all reflect, her story is similar to a lot of other officers that go out every day and put their lives on the line and that are standing in the gap and helping
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to bridge that divide between our communities. so as we turn and look at these issues in chicago, understand that these issues are very complex. they are no different than the complex issues in baltimore or other major cities. i think what can be done as a result of what this report says is really focusing on where the issues are. and i think the leadership in place here, eddie johnson, have the right perspective, they are acknowledging that there are problems. they are acknowledging that there needs to be more accountability, more training, more mentorship for our officers going on the street so they can be well equipped to address these issues at the community issue and partnered with the community. >> let's pick up on last point. my reporting on this, we have to see the report itself but this report was spurred by the fatal police shooting of laquan mcdonald. people can google that and see what happened there. what it's evolved into a rec
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conning of why large swaths of the gang community have been left to police themselves in areas and that may be a booster ingredient to the homicide spike that that i have seen there and this report is a window into how the police there don't have the relationship with the communities where they are high crime it needs to have. what do you make of that criticism? >> solutions take resources. and they take time. cpd, and the city of chicago didn't get into this situation overnight. they are not going to get out of it overnight. but i do have confidence in the leadership here that they understand what's necessary to get the things done. as we look at the issues from a national level, we have a new administration coming in that has a real opportunity to make investments in the community, make investments in the police department and get these officers and the city the resources that they need to ensure that this doesn't continue. >> what do you make of this notion that if you have a breakdown, between the police and the community, things can
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take root that ordinarily would be kept in control because of that relationship and that maybe, maybe part of the big spike in homicides in chicago is attributable to that relationship. >> i don't know. chicago has been a bad city for a long time, especially the south and western side of chicago. the fact is you know, the doj will come in and conduct this investigation and if it's anything like the investigation they did in baltimore, i'm really not looking forward to this investigation. >> why? >> i'll tell you why. when i read the investigation of baltimore, it's clear it was biased against the police. there were certain statements in there and certain findings in that report that show bias against police officer and no knowledge at all on how police police a city. the doj is very good at what they do federally. they have no clue what it's like positive patrol a city.
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when they conduct an investigation like this, they should bring in a police officer, somebody with 20 or 30 years experience to be able to sit down and talk to them while they are conducting this investigation. let me tell you something, chris. anita gupta, she's probably running this investigation. in the baltimore report -- and this would be funny if it wasn't so pa thetic -- she was an attorney for the naacp legal defense fund before the doj. she has no experience in any prosecutions or no experience in criminal investigations and an obama appointee, she stated looting mayhem and violence is base on a mistrust of police officers stemming from predecessors enforcement of slavery and jim crow laws. really? this is a person investigating a police department to ascertain whether they act correct or
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incorrectly. as far as positilicies and procedures, they did bring out facts in the baltimore case that need to be changed. >> you're cherry picking a little bit. what she's referring to is the finding of what the community was saying was behind some of the looting and violence. not as simple as that but i take your criticism. dmitri, what is the value of this kind of report because it's done through a political view? >> absolutely. well, thank you, chris, for pointing that out, i respect harry but i have to disagree. there have been great things going on in the city of chicago for many years on both the south and west sides, however those areas have been largely underresourced and overpoliced. i think this report just points out those facts. community members have known this for years. city officials have known this for years. this is an opportunity if we want to talk about this on a political level where now political appointees or folks who care can do something about it by putting the right
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resources in place to ensure that these things don't continue. i caution us not to make this a political issue. this is about people's lives. this is about how our ploifrls who stand in the gap just like harry and i did to go out and fight for the equality and the justice for all members of the communities, regardless of their background or skin color -- >> it's a political issue though. >> hold on a second. hold on a second. i come back to my point, harry, hold on. i come back to my point, we have to unify behind these issues. you and i both know when we put on our uniforms we didn't care about skin color or care about policy or politics. what we wanted to go out and do is fix the problems in the community and keep people safe with the service first mentality. i think here as we talk about this on a national level, that's what we have an opportunity to do and we can take the facts that come out of this report and use that to get the resources back to where they need to be. >> i'm going to read this report very carefully and take a look at it and make comments if i get a chance.
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but i see the same thing coming out in this report by the same person that i did in the baltimore report. not once in that baltimore report did they state anything about the lives of the police officers except for the on blig tri it's a tough job. >> thanks. appreciate the competing ideas from two people who served their communities. we're following a lot of news. let's get to it. >> they say the repeal and replace, what they are doing is cut and run. >> the law has collapsed, we've got to rescue people. >> we have weeks on sensitive information for political purposes. >> it was their obligation to inform not only us but the president-elect what's out there. >> policy is dictated by the president, not by the people he appoints. >> if we could have a good relationship with russia, that would be a good thing not a bad thing. >> i would consider a principle threat start with russia. >> justice department and fbi are under


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