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well, welcome to saturday. so good to have your company as always. i'm christi paul. >> i'm victor blackwell. welcome to your "new day." the fbi director has no correct. >> fbi director james comey facing new scrutiny on both sides of the aisle. >> jim comey is an honorable person who i think made a bad decision. >> when the fbi director can't answer those questions it does shake our confidence. >> putin called me a genius. >> now claims he has compromising information on him. >> there is reasonable cause to
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believe that the chicago police department engages in a pattern or practice of abusive or excessive force. >> the search was intense. >> i've never been as happiest as i've been to hold my baby. >> we found an 18-year-old young woman with the same date of birth, but a different name. ♪ this morning, people across the country are expected to rally in support of immigration and civil rights in washington. immigrants and refugee leaders will gather in support of the #here to stay movement. an executive action that protects dreamers from deportation. plus, civil rights groups will rally at the martin luther king jr. memorial. in the meantime, democrats on the hill, and they're angry and upset with fbi director james comey regarding the russian hacking, including former democratic national
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committee chairwoman debbie wasserman schultz expressing her anger. that as president-elect donald trump is saying he's open to lifting sanctions on russia. telling "the wall street journal," quote, if you get along and somebody is helping us, why would would have sanctions if somebody's doing really great things? >> meanwhile, republicans are already taking steps to dismantle health care. house members voting 227 to 198 with not having a plan to replace it. most of them because that replacement plan is not prepared. cnn's justice correspondent pamela brown is going to start with the former dnc chair debbie wasserman schultz. and fbi director james comey. their battle, back and forth. she has details for us this morning. >> reporter: fbi director james
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comey is facing more new scrutiny on both sides of the aisle. house democrats left a briefing with russia hacking fuming. >> it's classified. we can't tell you anything. all i can tell you is the fbi director has no credibility. >> reporter: the republican-leaning "wall street journal" editorial board says, quote, the best supervise mr. comey can render his country now is to resign. calling him too political for a position that's supposed to be apolitical. this as the attorney general investigates his actions before the election. his decision closing the investigation into hillary clinton's e-mails and then breaking with doj policy by sending a letter just before the election, alerting congress he was renewing a probe into a private server. democrats mad about his decision not to sign on a letter from the intelligence community saying russia was behind the election
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hacks and refusal to speak publicly about the ongoing investigations. >> he didn't say one way or another whether there's an investigation understand way? >> correct. especially in a public forum. we never confirm or deny pending investigation. i'm not -- >> the irony of your making that statement here, i cannot avoid. but i'll move on. >> reporter: other democrats who recently had a briefing with comey, a registered republican appointed by president obama are coming to his defense. >> jim comey is an honorable person who i think made a bad decision. >> reporter: comey is at the center of another political firestorm. but briefing the president-elect on unsubstantiated allegations against him last week. cnn has learned comey had a one-on-one conversation with trump after the intel meeting, to brief him on the allegations. in a november interview with "60 minutes" trump left comey's future hanging in the balance. >> fbi director james comey, are you going to ask for his
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resignation? >> i think that i would rather not comment on that yet. i haven't made my mind up. >> reporter: as of now director comey is only 3 1/2 years into the tenure fbi director tenure. and people say he has no regrets about the decisions he's made about the decision. and has plans to step down. he's as released a statement saying he's grateful about the attorney general investigation and hopes the results will be shared with the public. pamela brown, cnn, washington. >> cnn has assessed that more. we want to bring in cnn investigative reporter tom low bianca. tom, how difficult to decipher? >> well, you know, it's interesting, looking back into why last year, were had he talked about not pursuing charges against clinton after their investigation, a lot of republicans were going after him. you know, it seemed kind of
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interesting, the comments they put out there. democrats blasted him for that. it almost looked like a course correction in october when he sent that letter saying they're not reopening an investigation per se, but looking at the e-mails again. in the meeting yesterday, the briefing inside the house, you had democrats and republicans there. it was supposed to be about the russian hacking. much of it was. but you had that very dramatic confrontation where debbie wasserman schultz who lost her job as democratic party chairwoman because of that hack, confront him and said why didn't you come to me about this. it was. >> reporter: stunning. >> do you think they went to her first? >> it's hard to say. obviously whether or not they went high enough up the chain there. clearly there's anger there. that's not going away. you know what's interesting, too.
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we almost had another powerful democratic woman in there, nancy pelosi, who -- she was never going to lose her job per se. but she got in some hot water because of those election results. being challenged by tim ryan, an ohio representative, after the election. and that, you can look back and tie that back to the election hack. so, i mean, the ripples from this are just unbelievable. and we've got some very angry democrats right now. >> and speaking of unbelievable. there was this kind of drop the mike moment this week. we want to listen to an exchange between mr. comey and senator angus king. >> mr. comey did you answer senator wyden's question that there is an investigation under way as to connections between either 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 say one a or the
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other whether there's even an investigation under way? >> correct, i don't -- especially in a public forum, we never confirm or deny a pending investigation. >> irony of your making that statement here, i cannot avoid. but i'll move on. >> so, the irony being that he's contradicting his own actions, he seems. he won't comment about a pending investigation now that he did so publicly with the clinton investigation during the campaign. didn't he incriminate himself with that statement? >> you know, hard to say one way or the other whether it's incriminating. i'll tell you that senate democrats, house democrats are steaming over this. you know, nancy pelosi, the house democratic leader had her press conference yesterday. and she said that she wants the fbi intelligence community to investigate this 35-page dossier. whether or not there's any truths to the claims in there. you know, they won't say that. they wouldn't confirm that. you know, you have some
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democrats coming out after this briefing yesterday saying that they thought there were indications that they might be pursuing that. but nothing clear. you look at that, it kind of sounds like what comey, but there's no way to avoid that firestorm. as king said, his jaw dropped right there. he lashed into him, talking about the irony of the whole thing. >> of course, we have "the wall street journal" calling for his resignation. we'll see how this moves forward. tom lo bianco, thank you so much. days after acknowledging for the first time that russia likely meddled in the election, "triumph" telling "the wall street journal" that he's open to lifting sanctions from russia. we'll follow the perspectives from washington and moscow. that's coming up next. also, a family's nightmare is finally over. can you imagine this, 18 years after their daughter was kidnapped she's found alive. we'll have the story -- next. (vo) maybe it was here,
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along and if russia is really helping us, why would anybody have sanctions if somebody is doing some really great things, unquote. his comments came as the senate intelligence committee said it is reviewing russia's meddling in the u.s. election including whether any political campaigns had links to russia. >> meanwhile, a member of the national security said trump's adviser general flynn has called the call to the u.s. suspicious. a chief international security correspondent jim sciutto has more for us. >> reporter: confirmation that president-elect trump's national security adviser michael flynn was in contacts with the russian ambassador to the u.s., the very same day the obama administration announce reed tall yags fretaliation for russ unprecedented cyber attack.
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the russian ambassador changed a series of text messages and a phone call. on christmas day december 25th, flynn texted the ambassador, quote, i want to wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year. i look forward to touching base with you and i wish you all the best. the russian ambassador texted him back. then on december 28th, the russian ambassador texted flynn and said i'd like to give you a call. may i? that phone called december 29th. the same day the u.s. but sanctions on russia. trump's transition team said the two men did not talk about sanctions. instead arranging a call between avladimir putin and president-elect trump. >> i can imagine why these kinds of interactions may take place.
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why the incoming national security adviser may have the need to contact a repgts tiff of a foreign government based here in washington, d.c. depends on what they is discussed. depends on what he said, in terms of whether or not we would have significant objections about those conversations. >> reporter: flynn's ties to russia have been scrutinized since the moment trump tapped him to be his closest adviser on national security. flynn was seated right next to vladimir putin on december 15 and previously had a paid speaking gig with russia today, the kremlin's tv network before he took on a formal role. trump again denied claims that trump has compromising information on him. he tweeted it was probably released by intelligence, in quotes. even knowing there is no proof and never will be. a transition official tells cnn that there is not frequent contact between flynn and the russian ambassador to the u.s.
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and this key detail, that there was no discussion of those new obama administration sanctions on russia in that december 29th phone call, the same day, of course, that those sanctions were being imposed. jim sciutto, cnn, washington. >> all right, jim. thanks. for more, i want to bring in david farrenholt, a reporter for the washington post. david grg david, good morning. we heard from senator coons invoking the logan act. he calls this call between general flynn and the ambassador suspicious. what do you make of it? >> well, i think there's a big question here about whether the trump transition team is sort of giving us the full version of facts and whether they give the full version of facts right away. this was first reported by my colleague on the opinion page.
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the trump said originally well, it was a few texts and phone calls. now we're seeing it was a number of phone calls, more than they said. so, there's a question here about what they're doing and whether or not they're forth right with russia which is an important issue with congress and media and the public. >> this agency the senate announced a select committee on intelligence will be investigating, at least reviewing, communications and connections between russia and political pains. let's move on to what we heard from donald trump overnight in "the wall street journal." that he would be open to lifting sanctions against russia some time in the future. how does that reconcile from the position of the campaign, the transition, i should say, with what we heard from donald trump on wednesday, for the first time acknowledging that russia likely meddled in the election. how do they reconcile those two? >> haven't done much to reconcile those things right now. concretely have been spelled what trump wants to get rid of
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those sanctions. he hasn't named anything beyond vaguely cooperating with us against the united states against isis. trump hasn't wanted to drop those sanctions without getting anything in return. for its contacts with russia. that's going to look unusual. the bigger question for trump, is he coordinating his policy, is he sending mixed messages about what he wants. on the one hand you have this willingness to drop sanctions without naming a price. on the other hand on capitol hill, with madis. he's sending two different signals with those choices. >> there were discrepancies up and down with those nominee issues sent to the hill this week. let me ask you, we've got this senate intelligence investigation coming and the trump administration report that he promises within 90 dayses. do we know what that white house review, what report, will look like? have they put any meat on that
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bone? >> no, as far as i know, that he drived it as my people put out a report in 90 days. this is another thing that trump continues to do, wait a few days i'll give you a report on x and y. just wait, i'll tell you what nobody else knows about the russian hacking allegations. those days came and went, we heard nothing. >> one more thing before we let you go. the president-elect's inaugural committee has raised more than $90 million for the inaugural festivities coming up next weekend. that's private donations. it's a record. you impair that to roughly $43 million for president obama in 2013. $55 million in 2009. that's a lot of money for what the organizers have described as essentially a toned-down weekend. i mean, they're going to have far fewer inaugural balls. the parade they're expecting will be shorter. what are they doing with that money? >> what they said, the money left over will be given to charity. you recall, i spent a lot last
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year writing about trump's personal preferences giving to charity. he would never name the charity. he would give the profits to some clarity. we'll be dob some sort of inquiry now. where is that money going? how's he using it and who gets to decide which charities benefit from the money. >> david farenthold, always good to have you. a newborn baby kidnapped 18 years ago found alive now. you're going to hear her family's reaction and what happens from this point on. also, nearly 4,000 u.s. troops being welcomed in poland right now. why russia says they see this move as a direct threat. "exercise more." i know that. "try laxatives..." i know. believe me. it's like i've. tried. everything! my chronic constipation keeps coming back.
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this one just -- it is just a stunner. >> it's fascinating. >> a 18-year-old mystery that's finally solved. kamiyah mobley was just hours old when she was kidnapped back in 1998. i want to show you a picture of the woman posing as a nurse and stealing that infant. >> now, the family is learning the baby they lost so many years ago is now a teenager living understand a different name in south carolina. cnn's polo sandoval has more.
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>> i just always thought it would happen one day. but i didn't have no idea it was going to be this day. >> reporter: velma aiken's prayers were finally answered. the disappearance of her granddaughter kamiyah mobley captured the attention of the united states in 1998. she was just a few hours old when a woman posed as a nurse walked out of the hospital with her. >> to hold my baby -- >> reporter: the exhaustive search turned up some clues but no baby kamiyah. >> y'all have a good day, thank you. >> reporter: 18 years, 2500 tips later, the jacksonville sheriff's office received the tips they needed. investigators were led to the tiny town of walterboro, south carolina. >> we found an 18-year-old woman same birth, but a different name. >> reporter: sheriff mike
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williams says dna confirms that the 18-year-old woman in walterboro is baby kamiyah. >> in the interest of not producing any further trauma i'm not giving her name. >> reporter: gloria williams the woman believed to have raised kamiyah was charged with kidnapping, a neighborhood said williams and the girl she raised seem to have a normal mother/daughter relationship. today, the young woman facing a new reality, being away from the only mother she ever now. polo sandoval, cnn, atlanta. >> wow. just thinking about that girl and everything going through her head and how she's going to reconcile that. >> she had no idea anything of this was going on. you realize your mother, the one you thought was your mother, has not been arrested for stealing you. >> like to see how this plays out. overseas now, nearly 4,000 u.s. troops are being welcomed
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early on a saturday morning,
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so glad you're with us. i'm christi paul. >> i'm victor blackwell. good morning. john lewis is in the spot light after questioning president-elect donald trump's legitimacy following meddling in the u.s. election. >> i don't see the president-elect as a legitimate president. >> you do not consider him a legitimate president. why is that? >> i think the russians participated in helping this man get elected. >> georgia congressman does not plan to attend the inauguration next week, joining a few other democrats who will be absent. it will be the first one he's missed since he was elected to congress in 1986. some republicans were swift to respond to congressman lewis' comments. they are urging him to find ways to work with the president-elect. >> you know, john's a good man. and i think he will in time feel that he used his words poorly.
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you know, similar conversations occurred when i first came to congress 16 years ago when some members shot off about an appointed and not elected president. ultimately, we all have to make this presidency a success. it is now the law we live under. >> meanwhile, democrats are strategizing to build a vision of their party moving forward. ahead of next month's election, the dnc is hosting forums, showcasing their candidates for party chair. let's bring in cnn politics reporter eugene scott. eugene, good morning to you. >> good morning, victor. so, to hear this from congressman lewis, after all that we heard from so many during president obama's eight years about the legitimacy of the presidency, what does this tell us about the reluctance from some democrats moving forward? or is this just isolated to just congressman lewis?
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>> well, this is certainly not isolated to congressman lewis, he joins at least two other lawmakers who will not be attending the inauguration in protest and out of frustration for how they believe donald trump ascended to the election. i think we see the civil rights icon tapping into what he will consider his vp-held convictions and values. he told chuck todd that you cannot be at home with something that you feel is wrong. i think this is something that we're going to see other democratic lawmakers hop on as well even after the inauguration. >> let's bring in cnn political commentator simone sanders. simone, you heard the comments from congressman lewis there. is that appropriate for a member of congress to question the legitimacy of the elected president? >> you know, i think john is more than just a member of congress. he's a civil rights hero. he's an icon. he's somebody entitle dodd his opinion.
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look, this week during the president-elect trump's press conference that i'm very glad he had, by the way, it was mike pence, vice president-elect mike pence who alluded that he didn't want people questioning the legitimacy of the trump campaign. is it appropriate or not? i'm not going to sit here and make judgments or whether or not it's appropriate for john lewis to join the resistance. i'm here for the resistance. i'm happy that he and the congressmen are also sitting out from the inauguration. it's important actions, important statements in what is a very long four years. >> let me ask you, symone, you tell me if you disagree there's a difference between resistance to policy and approach to say that a president is not legitimate -- let me phrase it
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this way, do you believe that this was a free and fair election? >> i do believe it was a free and fair election that was muddled up with russia meddinging in our democracy. i believe in the cornerstone of our democracy, but i believe that cornerstone of our democracy was compromised with the russian hacking into our democratic process. and i definitely think that's something that furthermore should not be a partisan issue. today, it's the democrats. tomorrow, it could be the republicans. next week it could be the green party. this is something that i think all folks, democratic, republicans, green, whatever, should be concerned about. >> eugene, to you, the way r democrats are focusing forward after a devastating loss. is this a way to chart back
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their path? >> i think it will be both. they're certainly going to be focusing on things that did not go well within the 2016 election in the democratic party. quite a bit will be focused on state races and legislatures. 30 state legislatures and 30 governors are republican-run. i think the democratic party realizes if they want to be victorious in the next presidential election, they're going to have to start locally and getting people from their team in top positions in cities and in states. >> one of those variables, symone moving forward with the loophole of 2020 is choosing the chair of the democratic national committee. labor secretary, pete ellison. in south carolina, jamie hairston, what are the criteria for the leader to move this party forward? what are you looking for? >> i'm adding also there's
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chairman ray buckley who is with the association of state democratic chairs is also running. look, in the next chair, i'm looking for someone concerned about millennials, concerned of people with color that has an action plan, the new blue crew that usually don't identify democrat, but they do support possibilities that are traditionally possibilities that democrats have advocated for and worked for. i think that's going to be a key tact of the new chair and fund-raising. look, if these hacks had happened to the democratic national committee, where have they really given their money, they want to know that their dollars are meaning full. i'm here for someone who is about color and concern and millennials, young people. i think for all. candidates we do have folks that can meet that bar. i'm not endorsing anybody in the race. i'm fortunate to be able to host one of the democratic town halls
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coming up. i'm looking forward to asking questions of the candidates. >> eugene, i want you to listen to some members of the house and house democrats after that meeting with fbi director james comey. they were angry, outraged. disappointmented. listen to a few of those comments. >> it's classified and we can't tell you anything. all i can tell you is the fbi director has no credibility. >> jim comey is an honorable person who i think made a bad decision. >> when the director of the fbi can't answer those questions it does shake our confidence. >> some have called for him to resign, but this puts democrats in a difficult position then you give the nomination to the incoming president donald trump. >> well i think the position that democrats want to be in is the one that they are trying to make as clear as possible. they deeply believe that the way the fbi handled this investigation and the investigation sbeefl hillary clinton's e-mails lacked integrity, lacked honesty and was deeply problematic.
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this is why many of us are really looking forward to seeing what this probe into the justice department -- i'm sorry, this probe from the justice department and into the fbi's handling of the situation will be -- will make clear and reveal. there's a lot more that people want to see, that will help determine, how we move forward. >> yeah, the inspector general saying right now there will be an investigation into the department's handling of that investigation. eugene scott, simone sanders. thank you both. >> thank you. we do want to remind you to tune in tonight, fareed zakaria is talking about president obama, the legacy of barack obama. tonight at 8:00 p.m. on cnn. still to come on your "new day," after a 13-month investigation into the chicago police department, the u.s. justice department finds a pattern, they say, of exceptionive force. so what happens now?
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well, poland is welcoming nearly 4,000 american troops today. this is the largest american military reinforcement in europe in decades.
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they've been arriving in the country in the past few days. and the kremlin calls their deployment a threat to western interest and security. for the obama administration this is important for the nato allies. let's go to poland and cnn correspondent atika shubert. atika, what are you hearing from that point of the world? >> reporter: well, christi, poland is very much until favor of this. they'll be having a ceremony hearing in just under two hours. the polish prime minister will be officially welcoming those u.s. troops. as you can see here, there's a mix of u.s. and polish troops here actually securing the area. right now, they're doing a bit of a security screening but we can't go any closer. but what we expect to see is official ceremony welcoming the u.s. troops. talking about 4,000 soldiers not just here, but based throughout poland. four battalions, including tank, armored vehicles. all of this coming from the 3rd
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armored brigade combat team of the 4th infantry division normally bafld out of ft. carson, colorado. they'll be here on a nine-month rotation working along side polish troops and other eastern allies, romania, bulge garia an hungary. russia has reacted to this. kremlin spokes penn peskov said russia considers this a threat toward its military borders. christi. >> atika shubert, we appreciate the update. a shooting and hazing suspect who present no, sir threat, a shooting at vehicles without justification using force to retaliate against people. >> those are just a few of the findings on the chicago police department. this is the result of a 13 month investigation. i want to take you to cnn's ryan young who has more on exactly what was found.
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>> reporter: the department of justice has concluded that there is reasonable cause to believe that the chicago police department engages in a pattern or practice of abusive or excessive force in violation of the fourth amendment to the constitution. >> reporter: the u.s. department of justice releasing a scathing report friday of the chicago police department. >> department of justice and the city of chicago have agreed to begin negotiations on an independently monitored court-enforceable consent decree. >> reporter: the first steps after a 13-month long federal investigation of the department that has been under heavy scrutiny under officer-involved shootings and practices. >> systems and policies that fail ordinary citizens also fail the vast majority of chicago police department officers. >> reporter: the justice department began its investigation into cpd amid the public uproar over the 2014 fatal shooting of 17-year-old la kwon mcdonald shot 16 times by police. investigators said they found
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numerous incidents of unjustified force, including shooting at fleeing suspects who presented no immediate threat. all signs point to officers that are deficient in training including de-escalation tactics, knowing when to use deadly force and who have a clear need for more supervision. >> we obtained training on deadly force on a video made decades ago with guideness of internal law and policy. >> reporter: the chicago police union raise wasting no time raising concern. saying in part, what also remains to be seen is whether or not the report might be considered compromised or incomplete as a result of russian get it out before the presidential inauguration. it coming the same peek when senator jeff sessions, nominee for attorney general expressed
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concern. >> transition is coming in washington. this agreement is not dependent on one or two or three people. >> reporter: body cameras, new training and more oversight are all practices chicago's mayor believe will make for a better police force. >> all of those things are things that officers themselves had asked for. and asked of us, and we haven't done our job, both for the leadership of the police and the city, providing our officers with what they need. >> reporter: ryan young, cnn, chicago. zbliel to come, l.l. bean cashes backlash with rumors of a boycott after donald trump publicly thanked a board member for her support. i'll tell you the retailer's next move. that's coming up. if you've been diagnosed with cancer,
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donald trump tweeting thank you to linda bean of l.l. bean for your great support and courage. people will support you even more now, buy l.l. bean. that after an anti-trump movement called grab your wallet added the outdoor retailer to the list. >> i think it's a case of bullying. me and the companies that i own. >> reporter: reports show that bean donated $36,000 to the political organization backing trump. l.l. bean is urging the boycott organizers to reconsider. saying in a statement released over the weekend, no individual alone speaks on behalf of the business or represents the values of the company that l.l. built. adding that l.l. bean does not endorse political candidates. take positions on political matters or make political contributions.
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simply put, we stay out of politics. trump not the only one coming to the company's defense. independent senator angus king of maine, will l.l. bean is based says the boycott efforts are misguided. king tells cnn l.l. bean is a nonpartisan company. i have known them and worked with them for virtually all my adult life. they take no role in politics. linda bean says there is a political double standard insisting her cousin's contributions to president obama's campaign did not produce the same response. >> definitely, a double standard. both of these guys won. obama won and trump won. my cousin's candidate, my candidate. but i'm the one that's being targeted and vilified. >> reporter: and bean says those calling for her to step down from the company's board should not hold their breath. >> if i feel i'm right and i do feel that they're bullies. that's all they are.
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hyperboles on the west coast in california trying to control what we do, what we buy, what we sell in maine. >> reporter: trump's support for bean is raising some questions about the president-elect's support for her family's company. former ftc general counsel larry noble said trump's tweet might have gone too far. >> he's really willing to use the power of presidency to get what he wants at any given moment, regardless of whether or not the president should be doing that. >> reporter: jason carroll, cnn, new york. >> monday, cnn has a special record that you may want to tune in for. it's called first daughter ivanka trump. we're going to talk about her influence on fashion, on washington, here on cnn. the president-elect says he's open to lifting sanctions on russia. next, the latest on the transition. and we'll dig into trump's plans to separate himself from his empire. and the warning from top ethics
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officials. also, revenge rematches. andy scholes has all the details on the weekend of nfl playoffs. hey, andy. >> the patriots and seahawks at the falcons. will the home favorites win? we'll see that later today. ve! taking off with me! for 42 minutes he's been trying to bring an entire stadium to its feet. you missed it, buddy. it's all good. and much like this hero, courtyard is all about the game. one, two, three... waaaaave!
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the nfl playoffs continue today, tom brady and the patriots hitting the field in what most think should be a walk in the park against the texans. >> andy scholes has more on this morning's "bleacher report" report. except maybe texans fans. >> i was a texans fan we just never play well against the patriots. >> why? >> we don't show up. we don't show up in five big time games. maybe it will be different today. the reason the texans are two touchdown underdogs in this one is because they don't show up in the games. you rarely see a points spread two touchdowns. that's how much the patriots are favored today. these two did meet in the third week of the regular season, the patriots won that game 27-0. tom brady was still under deflate gate suspension at the
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time. bill o'brien once worked on the patriots staff. the other matchup is rematch of the regular season between falcons and seahawks. seattle won a close one at home in that one. today's game in atlanta, seahawks are trying to get back to the super bowl for the third time. they're trying to kick things off at 4:35 eastern. and then patriots and 2exens a cold one, expected to be 18 degrees. this next story may surprise a lot of people, especially football fans, the great bo jackson said he wishes he would have never played football. jackson who won the heisman trophy for auburn he's the only player to make it to the nfl pro bowl and major league baseball. jackson saying, quote, if i knew back then what i know now, i
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would never have played football. never. he went on to say i wish i had known about all of those head injuries but no one knew that. talking about that then. jackson now added to a list of former nfl greats who say they wish they would never have played the game. yet on the other side, former and current players say they know the risk and will currently play football. >> there's a long list that say they will never let their children play. >> absolutely. that's where the discussion is now. what's the future of nfl in football in general, with everyone knowing the head injuries that are out there. will they let their kids play. and will the sport diminish because of the lack of people playing football. >> andy scholes, thanks so much. more than 30 million people waking up to a threat of severe winter weather. >> deadly ice, the ice is sweeping across the haeartland. we've got warnings and
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advisories. look who is here, jacqui jeras, good to see you, where are you homed in now. >> week focusing in on the nation's midsection. thousands of people are waking up without power now. numerous accidents being reported especially in the southern parts of missouri. you can see it covers a lot of real estate from texas shooting all the way up into minnesota and even into the mid-atlantic states. we want to focus in on the state of missouri. notice, by the way, we've got a couple strikes of lightning. that gives you the idea of the intensity of this storm system and that can put down a lot of freezing rain. when i'm talking about freezing rain that comes down as liquid and ices everything on contact. it covers the roadways. it covers the power lines. it just covers everything and makes it very hazardous. keep in mind as you're heading out the door to walk the dog, are very careful. a lot of reports of freezing rain has been south of st. louis
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area. 45 area south of here town of hillsborough, 5700 people are waking up without power there. the entire town. there could be a lull in the action today. i really want to emphasize that people need to stay on high alert. because bile there might be a little break at times in places like kansas city and st. louis, we're tracking this piece of energy here, near baja california, that's pushing in late tonight and early tomorrow. that's when we're expecting the worst of the storm to hit. the bull's-eye is just west of wichita, oklahoma, as well as the panhandle of texas. and those accumulations are going to be heavy. places like kansas city and st. louis, the good news out of all of this, while we could see enough ice to not only cause travel problems and cause people to lose power. we are eventually going to warm up. it's going to happen in the afternoon hours for your sunday. as we head into monday, des moines, minneapolis and parts of wisconsin for this threat. this morning, in the midatlantic, you've got a
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hodgepodge of weather. we're seeing a little dusting of snow in philadelphia, as well as in central parts of pennsylvania. washington, d.c., the wintry mix and icy conditions this morning. you should warm up and change over to rain later today. christi and victor, back to you. >> thank you so much. everybody stay off the roads, please. >> no doubt about it. boy, a lot of political news happening overnight. we have a lot for you, next hour of your "new day" starts right now. the fbi director has no credibility. >> reporter: fbi director james comey facing renewed scrutiny on both sides of the aisle. >> jim comey is an honorable person who i think made a bad decision. >> when the director of the fbi can't answer those questions it does shake our confidence. >> putin did call me a genius and said i'm the future of the republican party. >> reporter: putin denied

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