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good morning. 10:00 on a saturday morning. we're so grateful for your company. i'm cristi paul. >> i'm victor blackwell. "cnn newsroom" begins right now. thousands of immigration activists are getting ready to ral ne washington. they have one message for donald trump. >> in less than a week for
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donald trump takes office, a war of words this morning between the president-elect and congressman john lewis. donald trump firing back to civil rights icon after the lawmaker questions the legitimacy of trump's election. >> i don't see this 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. >> cnn's jessica schneider is live in front of trump tower. jessica, trump hitting back on twitter this morning. >> yeah, that's right, victor. after congressman john lewis made those remarks saying that he doesn't view donald trump as a legitimate president, the president-elect fired back as he often does on twitter taking to twitter just before 8:00 in morning in a series of two
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tweets saying congressman john lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district which it s in horrible shape and falling apart not to mention crime infested rather than false le complaining about the election results. all talk, talk, talk, no action or results. sad. but of course congressman john lewis would hardly be described as no action and all talk. the congressman has been serving his district in georgia since 1986 and of course congressman john lewis, before he took office, was a revered civil rights leader. he marched next to martin luther king, jr., the man that we will honor as a nation on monday. john lewis was one of the youngest speakers, 23-year-old, at that march on washington in 1963. then in 1965 he led those selma to montgomery and he skufred a
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fractured skull with the run in with the troopers. donald trump as he often does, any of his critics, he does not hesitate to take to twitter and call them out. john lieuewis saying he would n attend the inauguration, his first time in three decade z not going to an inauguration and speaking out quite forcefully against donald trump and this morning donald trump firing back. >> firing back on twitter and people are now going to twiter and posting the phrase all talk, talk, talk no action. and was marching with dr. king in his work during the civil rights movement. jessica schneider outside the trump tower. thank you so much. >> our panel has been watching this unfold this morning as well. let's talk to cnn political commentator and cnn political analyst. your response? >> it's fascinating because
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trump and john lewis are actually around the same age. i think their ages are about five or six years apart. you can look at what they've accomplished in their lives. i think john lewis doesn't need a lot of defenders but i would certainly add my voice to chose who do defend them as someone who has made impressumeasurable convictions. the fact is donald trump is not win the popular vote. if he's ever going to start to bring the country together which hopefully will begin with his inauguration speech if not sooner, he's going to have to let some of these things go. one man, one respected man happens to have concluded from the evidence that we know there's a problem with his election. well, you're going to have to live with that. there's 300 plus million people in this country that are not going to stand up and cheer for donald trump. >> we know it's a hot button for
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trump. your reaction? >> we do know that. it's a little unfortunate on both sides of the issue, trump's reaction. but also congressman lewis a words in the first place, because we know that the country is at a point where it's very divided. he is not only a leader among democrats but also really an icon for his role in the civil rights movement. for him to go on television out in public and say that trump is not legitimate just a few days before the inauguration, it doesn't really help to heal the divisions in the country right now. president obama has urged americans to accept donald trump as president, to try to ferment the peace fuful transfer of pow. this sort of takes away from there. there will be other pressure from other democrats, do they boycott the innauauguration. it's certainly not a helpful comment to make when the country is already so divided and there are so many doubts about
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president-elect trump. >> there are doubts as well i want to point out about the fate of james comey, the fbi. he was blasted after this closed-door meeting yesterday with democrats. he reportedly wouldn't answer any questions regarding an investigation into possible trump campaign ties into russia. i want to listen to some of the people who were in the meeting. >> 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. >> the "wall street journal" this morning also calling for james comey to resign, do you think that he can survive this? >> oh, it's an interesting questio question. what i see here is the crisis of institutions that's been rolling through the country, the electoral systems, the congress, the media. it's now reached the intelligence community and it's
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reached the fbi. director comey has only himself to blame. he has sort of tried to sort of played both sides of the line and kind of crossed over and jumped out in public and disclosed all kinds of things and then when questioned about it, he sort of retreats and says well, i can't confirm or deny, i've got to be prudent about it now. i think he is now sowing what he has reaped. if he does decide to leave, he will not have end ted this problem. we've got a crisis that we did discover as part of the election. he can in fact get in involved in the political process if he or she chooses to do so and now we've got a problem with trying to figure out what we do about this. >> what we do about russia in general. that brings me to this. donald trump told the "wall street journal" he's open to meeting with vladimir putin. if that meeting goes forward, what needs to happen? >> well, that's a great question.
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certainly he wouldn't be the first president in recent memory to try to improve relations with russia. president obama did it. of course we remember hillary clinton going over there russia with her reset button. george w. bush did it before that. but i think what republicans and democrats alike would urge donald trump in that setting is to be really clear eyed about what vladimir putin wants, what his goals are. and actually his pick for secretary of state rex tillerson stressed that in his confirmation hearing this week, that he, if we were given that role, if he wins confirmation, would be clear eyed and understand what russia wants. that's disorder in the west, chaos here in america with our political system and certainly russia wants to really change the world order to a place where they are one of the great powers again. so i think everyone is going to be hoping in terms of lawmakers that donald trump goes into those talks with some clear eyed sense of what vladimir putin wants out of this and also a clear sense of what he would be
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willing to give up, because certainly russia is not going to renew relations with the united states unless we're giving them something. so i think donald trump is really going to think about -- need to think about what would he be comfortable giving russia? >> you get the last word here. >> the problem here is we don't know what donald trump wants because we don't know what kind of personal financial obligations or opportunities he's also sort of pursuing as he goes and tries to do the country's business. that's where those tax returns come in handy. that's where full disclosure would come in handy. that's where divesting himself of his company's interest would come in handy. it would really sort of help everybody understand what's at stake and who is chasing after what objectives. but donald trump has denied us that information. so the mistrust and the suspicion will remain. >> errol, we appreciate your thoughts as always. thank you. >> snowy and -- parlt of the
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largest military reinforcement in decades. the official welcome ceremony began there. you see here u.s. general says it's a sign of the country's concrete commitment to nato. another 4,000 troops arriving in germany. the kremlin calls these a threat to russia's interest and security. >> in chicago the the steps the city is taking to restore confidence in his officers. >> plus as donald trump prepares to enter the white house he's going on the attack against reporters who question his plans. how the president-elect is using the term "fake news" to his advantage. >> parts of the midwest, oh my goodness, that ice could cripple again. also the snow. millions of you are in its path. what's being done to keep you safe. >> our preparation for this storm is strong but it is
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all seems beautiful to me. police officers i should say vfld in the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old black boy in cleveland are facing disciplinary charges. the safety director said he
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would not specify what was involved in the shooting of tamir rice. the officers shot rice as he was playing with a pellet gun. now, in 2015 prosecutors said they wouldn't be indicted after telling a grand jury there wasn't enough evidence to support criminal charges. the cleveland plain dealer is reporting the internal discipline is due to one officer allegedly lying on his police application and the other for driving that police car you see it here too closely to rice when they approached. tamir rice's mother told our affiliate these charges are disappointing, and has little affidavit that the administration will properly pu -- >> finds the claug polihicago p
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this comes sparked by the shooting of an unarmed black teenager. they found they shot at people in vehicle that posed no threat. used taser to punish and retaliate against people. emmanuel says chicago is working on a plan for reform. >> i want to be clear. the chicago police department, the city of chicago is already on the road to reform and there are no u turns on that road. we've already improved and expanded deescalation training and we're upgrading our use of force policies. we're providing every officer with body cameras and tasers. we will make sure the department draws on all communities that make up this great city. >> let's talk about this with michael moore. former u.s. attorney. good to have you back. if this is execute, what does this look like on the ground in the department? >> well, i think you realize now
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they have an agreement to purr a consent degree. you may see things like requirements that the officers receive additional training. we heard them talk about de-escalation training. that's to teach officers how to take a crisis situation and tone it back so that maybe we don't get in a situation where they have a shooting. you may have them filling out reports about contacts so they don't make contacts on the street without noting this is the reason or suspicion i have. there will be some recordkeeping things you'll see. you'll see things like additional training. probably one of the most important things that comes typically is requirement for funding so that the police departments have the money to implement the training. >> let's talk about. that we are a step shy of the consent degree. this is an agreement in principle to reach that executable consent decree. i read a piece in the chicago sun times this questions if this
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will be executed because it's so expensive to pay the monitors and the lawyers and the consultants to get this done. >> right. the department, and i don't speak for the department anymore, but they've had enormous success in moving forward with the cops program, community of oriented policing program and is an effective tool as we help train departments. i think in baltimore we saw the cost per year to monitor the program was about $1.4 million. sounds like a lot of money. not necessarily when you think about the cost of security and other things that we pay in other parts of the government. i really think when you weigh it out, the benefit to the community, that it helps put trust back between officers and the community they serve, and it also helps protect the officers. it does hopefully give them the training to withdraw from a situation that might become critical or fatal. it also then hopefully develops relationships between the community where they're patrolling and the officer so
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that there's increased trust there and less chance for problem. >> money well spent in that perspective. i want to read for you something that the president of the local fraternal order of police there in chicago, don angelo, it an anti-police platform that politicians have been carrying for far too long. this has got to stop. your response? >> i think the first thing i would say is we count on these men and women to protect us every day. we send them into harm's way. we ask them to do things that everyday folks would not want to do. and the definition of their job, they're out on the line for us. i want to make sure people know that the fact that there's a consent decree or these programs that doesn't mean every person in the department is bad. by and large these are great folks that serve and protect. that's what they want to do. but there are situations and we've seen it recently in some of the departments like baltimore and chicago where you feed folks to come in and have a program and have a may to
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monitor moving forward. i will say this and i'll put a plug in. baltimore, we hear maybe the next deputy attorney general, he's a colleague of mine, there maybe have been other questions about nominees. you don't have that with rod. he's a solid guy. he understands the department. he understands what it's like on the street. he understands the value of working with the police departments. i think when you have people like that leading the department, officer s can feel good that the department of justice will have their back. >> that may reassure some of the reformers who want to see some changes in the police department who are not reassured by jeff sessions, possibly the next attorney general. to what degree are these agreements, these decrees depended upon who is at the top? the priorities of the he? because we know in baltimore the mayor wanted to execute the intent decree there before trump
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is unnaug rated. >> that's right. that's the beauty f theof these orders. i think senator sessions, he understands, too, that the most important function of the justice department is to protect civil rights and to guarantee constitutional protection for everybody. i think that's the very glory fide history and truth about the department. i think with that background and with good people like rob rosen stein working with him, the benefit and how these decrees and how these orders and programs have worked. >> michael moore, thanks so much. >> christi. >> with the term fake news growing an influence, donald trump is using it against many of his critics, it could be dangerous to first amendment rights some say. we'll talk about that.
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also millions of people, millions of you, yes, looking outside seeing this, the ice, the snow, and there are warnings across parts of the midwest. meteorologist jackie is looking out for you. >> we are tracking freezing rain from texas all the way into pennsylvania. we're going to fine tune our forecast and see who's going to get of the most ice and what that could do. power, could be none of it for days to come. that's to come after the break.
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glorify. glorifi nearly 40 million people, 40 million, waking up to this threat of severe winter weather. right now there's this deadly ice storm sweeping across the heart land. >> we've got warnings. the nfl delayed tomorrow's playoff game because of what they're specking. meteorologist jackie live for us in the severe weather center. how bad is it going to get and how long is it going to last? >> this is a long duration event. that's part of the problem. a lot of the freezing rain and sleet that we've been seeing has added up to somewhere between about a tenth of an inch to a third of an inch. we could double those numbers which means the power outages and the travel problems that we're seeing now are just going
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to be exasperated. there's the potential that this ice storm could cripple some cities. particularly looking at parts of that s kansas for that athlete. we're starting to watch this area precipitation really begin to grow . it's kind of coming in two pieces. places like kansas city and st. louis, you're in a lull right now but don't be caught off guard because we think later on tonight we're going to get another round of some of that heavy freezing rain. so most of the issues as of this morning have been in southern parts of missouri across central illinois. picking up in int ndianapolis. that's going to be more of a travel problem than anything else. we're very concerned about damage and pouter outages in western parts of kansas because
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of the accumulating ice coming in. the one good thing out of all this is that temperatures should be warming up slowly but surely through the day tomorrow and we think you're going to be above the freezing mark here in kansas city for the big playoff game. we're going to have to watch. just a couple of degree system going to make all the difference in the world. hopefully this will allow fans to be ail to get to that game and have a winning team. who you guys picking? >> winning team and probably a little bit of alcohol to warm themselves up. never fails. >> i'm going to go with the texans because that's who andy scholes is going with. i feel like he needs a little support. >> that's nice of you. jackie, it's good to see you again. >> thank you. great to see you as well. >> so you've heard the term. you've seen it on twitter. fake news. what is, what is not fake news. important question. >> and how the president-elect defines it as well. >> plus a new gun battle brewing on capitol hill after new legislation. now being introduced to make it
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hope the coffee is going down well on this saturday morning. 10:30. i'm cristi paul. >> i'm victor blackwell. good to be with you. we've got live pictures out of washington. less than a week before president-elect trump take the oath of office, thousands of activists rallying in washington. don't deport the dreamers. plus there's this rhetorical war between the president-elect and congressman john lewis. donald trump fired back this morning at the civil rights icon after the lawmaker questioned the legitimacy of trump's election. >> i don't see this 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. >> now, to that, donald trump
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tweeted this morning, quote, congressman john lewis should spent more time on fixing and helping his driistrict which isn horrible shape and falling apart not to mention crime infested rather than complaining about the election results. all talk talk talk. sad. >> this week president trump cake a took aim at the media again. the move put trump on the attack. it urged the public not to believe what he calls the, quote, dishonest media. meanwhile on twitter this morning, president-elect trump cited one american news network saying intelligence insiders now claim that trump dossier is a complete fraud. let's talk about this. cnn's brian stelter with us now. senior media correspondent and jeff, the. i want to get back to this tweet
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in a moment. and what trump is saying. but i want to start with the decision to publish this dossier. to you, brian, i think fake news his become such a buzz phrase people throw it everywhere. even in stories they don't agree with. what's your line with the perspective of fake news and just bad reporting? >> there was a concerted effort to call anything they didn't like fake news. i was in london on a panel about this. they have the exact same issue in europe. these actually fake news websites that publish totally made up stories to trick people and make money. that's not what buzz feed did this week. what buzz feed did is very controversial by dumping this on to the internet, letting people decide if it's true or not. it's not fake news in the way that that term has been defined in recent months. as you know, that term has now been exploited t.. it's probably time to stop
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calling anything fake news and get back to the specific definitions. >> there was some pretty strong pushback after buzzfeed decided to publish the dossier, that coming from the rest of the industry. ben smith deciding and tweeting out a statement saying that he's on the side of disclosure and showing the reader everything. but agencies, news outlets have had this information. they were trying to search for the truth. but buzzfeed went with it. >> that was, you know, the responsibility is high for organizations to make sure that they vet what they have before taking it to the readers, to the listeners, to the consumers. it's not -- it's not for any one news organization to just sort of throw things out there and hope to god that everybody, you know that is correct the readers can figure it out. as journalists, we have a unique
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sp responsibility to put things in context and to take things that are vetted and verified before going and saying this particular document or this particular story is true. because if we go into a mode where we're taking items and each news organization has the right to their own editorial processes, let's be clear about that, but what's critical here, especially in an era where we have the whole quote/unquote fake news, and i hate the term, too, like brian does. it's either news or it's not. news implies facts. so what's important to do in this particular atmosphere, i mean, the whole idea of false information going to the public, you know, was criticized going back to thomas jefferson. but in this era, we have to be very careful, because we have an incoming administration that's calling anything it doesn't like
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fake. >> fake news. >> that's dangerous. >> i went back and counted, from donald trump, wednesday, wednesday, thursday, friday using it is #fake news. tweet this morning, let's put it up. intelligence insiders now claim the trump dossier is a complete fraud. he sites the one america news network. this is the president-elect of the united states. what do we know about oann? >> a very small rival to fox news. it's a want to be fox news. most people in the u.s. don't even have it on their cable system. some people do. you might have seen it. weirdly i cannot find oann actually saying what trump says the network said. i went looking for it this morning. i couldn't find it. i did find a story on the daily caller website with that same quote referring to the idea of a complete fraud. daily caller, that's not fake news but it's a hyper partisan website for the right wing. it's really for right wing readers. so maybe trump saw it there from
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the dcaller, maybe tagged one t tell people about it. it's all sort of confusing. but trump's former campaign manager joined one america news. so you sort of see this parallel universe of information out there. not all of it is wrong on these hyper partisan sites, but it can be confusing and i think that's why the other point is so important here. that our job is to actually verify information are really crucial. >> i want you to wash this exchange between the president-elect and jim at his news conference this week. >> you're attacking us, can you give us a question? >> mr. president-elect, since you are attack our news organization -- >> your organization oh. >> you are attacking our -- can you give us a chance to ask a question? mr. president-elect -- >> go ahead. >> mr. president-elect, can you give us -- >> don't be rude. >> can you give us a question? >> don't be rude.
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i'm not going to give you a question. you are fake news. >> there's that phrase again. jeff, i want you to look at this tweet from jim in which he has this exchange with shawn spicer. shawn, you know you threatened to throw me out of that news conference if i asked another question. who would physically throw him out? that's not the job of the secret service. but your take on this exchange between the president-elect and this alleged threat of throwing jim out? >> in a word, sad. the president, when you are in the seat as president of the united states or about to become the president of the united states as mr. trump is going to be in a week, less than a week's time, it's high time he recognizes he's no longer in campaign world. you're the leader of the free world. you're one of the conservators
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of the nugz institution. you have recognize the role of free press and to call a legitimate news organization fake is frankly irresponsible. and i hope and i'm appealing to the higher instincts of mr. trump when i'm sure they exist that say hey, you know, there's give and take. that's the nature of the fourth estate and government. but there's a difference between give and take and then taking a stance to not call on legitimate reporters, not -- and to try to freeze them out, try to kick them out, as much as what they had physically in the campaign. we saw what happened during the campaign and when that actually did happen with mr. trump, and that's something that must not happen. that can't stand. i hope colleagues begin to recognize that when one of their own is not being called on that they need to uniify.
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>> we did see some support from other journalists online. >> but it was too late frankly. >> we got to wrap it there. i'm getting a wrap from my producer. jeff bal lieu, president of the national press club and brian stelter, thank you both. >> with the allegations of russian hacking of the dnc, the con se concept of cyber warfare has never been more relevant or feared t. feared. it's not just the intelligence community fighting it. at the the u.s. army. >> reporter: if we talk about photographer, it's been around about 4,000 years. >> it's not even 9:00 a.m. and these cadets are already being drilled with cryptology, the study of codes. >> that's what we call brute force attack when we look at doing analysis on cybers is we just try every possible key in the key space. >> some of these young men and
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women will join the army's less than three-year-old when they graduate. see is she is a cyber officer. >> if i use a bunch of them and enter weave them. >> it's really important because it helps these cadets develop their thinking skills when it comes to what do we do next. >> reporter: in tradition dating back centuries, west point is now at the forefront of developing the army's newest and most tech no lodgecally advanced career field. >> we need to have soldiers that are able to incorporate the fighting in the domain of cyber into everything that we do in the army. it's well beyond just setting up the networks or the intelligence is being collected over networks. to actually learn how to
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maneuver in cyberspace and to be a war fighting element. >> colonel andrew hall leads the army cyber institute at west point which not only runs the education program here, but also operating as an army think tank on cyber warfare issues. >> that's where the danger is, that you are teaching something that may be evolving faster than you can teach it. >> we're trying to teach them and educate them so they can solve problems we're not sure yet what they're going to have to solve. >> reporter: for cadets like this 22-year-old, one of 15 cyber officers to be commissioned at west point this year, it's a big responsibility. >> it's something that is so vital for our country as a whole, we can't function. we can't really survive as a nation without having backup cyber support often as a defense. >> reporter: what does it mean? >> the two lightning bolts represent the lightning gods who ascend communications from above and the sword represents readiness in combat.
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this week two republican congressman introduced legislation to make gun silencers easier to buy. right now there is a tax, a lengthsy background to purchase one. the american suppress ors association has worked for years to remove those requirements. i met with the president of the group who thinks that the bill will become law soon in the trump presidency and partly due to a key endorsement. daniel craig used one in casino
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royal. javier used one in "no country for old men." shooti shooting inth shooting enthuszests call it a suppress sor. >> the only time people have actually seen one is in film, through hollywood. >> in real life it's a heavily gun related accessory that makes shooting safer. >> these things reduce the noise of gunshot. bring the noise down to safer levels from a hearing conservation project. williams is ceo of the american suppressors association. working to make them easier to buy. >> we've got a campaign called no state left behind. wo we're going through and trying to make it legal to buy for hunting and all 50 states. >> representative jeff duncan of south carolina and john carter of texas have introduced what
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they call the hearing protection act. the goal is to lift the provisions of the national firearms act of 1934 placed on the suppressor, $200 tax and a background check that gun control ordinary persons say could last a year. gun control advocates say it's about militarizing weapons, not about hearing. >> it's about the noise levels that unsuppressed firearms have. to things like ringing in the ears and hearing loss. >> opponents say they will allow mass shooters to kill stealthily. >> to demonstrate the noise reduction, williams fired rounds from several guns with and without a suppressor. first up a nine millimeter without the suppressor and now
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with it. the ar 15 without and now with it. a noticeable difference, but nothing as dramatic as leo decap rio mooted rounds in inception. 2015 bill failed to change suppressor laws, but gun rights advocates are optimistic this session. why? >> second amendment, 100%. donald trump won the presidency. >> if we can get the hearing protection act to his desk, we believe that he will sign it. that wasn't the case under the obama administration. >> donald trump, jr., told the suppress or manufacturer as much during the campaign. >> we want to go through congress. we want to do it the right way. if you lineup those votes, he's obviously going to be for it. it's about safety. it's about hearing protection. it's a health issue frankly for me. getting little kids into the game, it's a great -- it's just a great instrument.
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there's nothing bad about it at all. >> the bill is just days old and members of congress are now taking sides. gearing up for what could be the next big gun battle with capitol hill. so those were two of the proponents of this law. earlier i spoke with a member of the opposition. he thinks the gun suppressor law sent about hearing. he also thinks it's dangerous. >> we heard from the president of the american suppressors a association that this is about public health. you say that's bunk. from your perspective, what is this about? >> well, this is about expanding profits for the gun industry. the gun industry for quite some time has been dealing with a saturated market of customers. gun ownership has been steadily declining. they're trying to figure out what they can sell someone who already owns five, six, seven
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guns. one way to do that is by selling them accessories. silencers having regulated. that law has worked beautifully. these silencers are rarely if ever used in crime. and the weakening of regulations here i fear could be very dangerous both in mass shooting situations but also in recreational shooting situations. >> so that was ladd with one false for america. >> we want to show you how michelle obama said goodbye to late night viewers. a cute thank you note. a meeting? it's a big one. too bad. we are double booked: diarrhea and abdominal pain. why don't you start without me? oh. yeah. if you're living with frequent, unpredictable diarrhea and abdominal pain, you may have irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea, or ibs-d. a condition that can be really frustrating.
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they're eyeglasses that have three different intensities of blue and white light. you can wear it with contacts and eyeglasses and you can wear it just about everywhere. on an airplane, while you're reading, or wherever you feel comfortable. the first lady of late night, maybe michelle obama, she made her final talk show appearance just days before the end of her husband's term. >> a lot of people hoping it's not the last time that we see her as a guest. >> mi shchelle obama. >> reporter: her days of dancing across our skreercreens are num. cool enough to run a potato sack race in the white house with jimmy fallon. and now she's reached the finish line as the first lady of late night. >> it is nuts. i feel like crying right now and i didn't think -- >> reporter: her last talk show
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appearance featured her surprising people as they delivered farewell messages. >> to continue to go high even in the challenges of life make us feel low. thank you so much. >> reporter: she was even sung to by stevie wonder. it won't be easy to fall in her dance steps. without further ado, we present the comedy stylings of michelle obama. of course there was the evolution of mom dancing alongside jimmy fallon in drag. followed by the evolution of mom dancing two with classics like getting a bag from your collection of plastic bags under the sink. she did car pool karaoke. went shops at cvs with ellen. >> we need help on aisle two.
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>> reporter: she was always promoting. >> dance party. >> reporter: her let's move campaign. she even beat ellen and gave up after 20 push-ups. no wonder stevie is singing in tribute. is the first lady's favorite singer, but not for much longer. jeannie moets, cnn, new york. >> she's profound. she's funny. she can dance. >> yeah. yeah. she can dance. got good taste in singers too. stevie wonder. >> amen to that. thank you so much for sharing your morning with us. >> there's a lot more ahead in the next hour of "cnn newsroom." it's going to start after a quick break. thanks for being with us this morning. >> making good memories.
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