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who say they will boycott mr. trump's inauguration grows. one in five house democrats declare they will skip it. you see all their faces on the wall there. we're three days away from mr. trump becoming the 45th president of the united states. let's begin with our political coverage in washington. >> reporter: good morning. let's put that 40% number that you guys just went over there in term of disapproval into historical context. it is a low. you called it historic. take a look at how it stacks up. 40% approval as donald trump is about to take the oath of office. 84% approval for obama at this stage eight years ago. 61% approval for george w. bush after that very divided election with the florida recount. 67% approval for bill clinton. you can see just how historically low trump is entering into this job. let's take a look.
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also, you mentioned the disapproval number, that 52% disagroove, look at where that was in november in our post election poll. 45%. the disapproval has grown for trump. he's not scoring high marks for this transition period. now take a look at whether or not people have increased confidence or decreased confidence in what kind of a president donald trump will be since the election. 53%, again a majority of americans, have a decreased level of confidence in his ability to do the job. 37% increased, 9% no change. how does that stack up when we ask that question in november? look at that. the decreased confidence has gone up 10 points. increased confidence has gone down 11 points. again, this transition period, he has not been growing his support. he's actually been losing some support since we polled after the election. and then finally, this is the
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optimism right now for donald trump and what he has to deliver on. the country really believes he is going to deliver on his promise to create good-paying jobs, especially in economically distressed areas. 61% of the country said it is likely he's going to deliver on that. so this is a big moment now for donald trump because the expectations are high that he's going to deliver on this kind of core promise. if he does, his overall numbers are likely to go up from here as well. als -- alisyn. >> more than 3 dozen democratic lawmakers say they will not go to mr. trump's inauguration on friday. cnn has uncovered audio from 2014 where mr. trump has a very different take on russia. cnn's jason carroll is live at trump tower with more. what's the latest? >> reporter: it's very clear that trump used to have some tough feelings against russia in the past. he made that very clear. what's also clear is that a number of democrats are feeling
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not confident about donald trump going forward. at least 38 say they will not attend his inauguration. >> mr. president-elect. >> the growing discontent within the democratic party over president-elect donald trump sparking a massive boycott. >> i cannot celebrate in good conscience. >> nearly one in five house democrats are now saying they will not attend his inauguration. >> when you see something that's not right, not fair, not just, you have a moral obligation to do something, to say something, and not be quiet. >> democrats standing with congressman john lewis after trump called lewis all talk and no action. angered by lewis's claim that he is not a legitimate president. >> you can respect congressman lewis's vaunted place in our history and still defend yourself. >> despite that, the
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president-elect meeting with martin luther king's eldest son on the holiday devoted to the civil rights hero. >> things get said at both sides in the heat of emotion. we got to move forward as a nation. >> this as the balling continues between trump and the outgoing cia director john brennan. brennan bristling at the president-elect's intelligensay something that nazi germany would have done. >> he said tell the family of those 117 cia officers who are forever memorialized on our wall of honor that their loved ones who gave their were akin to nazis. john kerry criticizing donald trump as well. >> it's inappropriate for the
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president-elect to comment on foreign policy. >> i said long time ago that nato has problems. number one, it was obsolete because it was designed many, many years ago. number two, the countries weren't paying what they are supposed to pay. >> trump also saying that he trusts america's longtime ally german chancellor angela merkel as well as he does vladimir putin. his rhetoric is a recent development. nearly three years ago, trump stuck a different tone. >> we should definitely do sanctions. >> trump called russia america's biggest problem. >> we have to show some strength. putin has eaten obama's lunch. >> to follow up on that poll, here's what we're likely to hear coming from team trump on that
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matter. what they are likely to tell you is that the polls, some of those polls showing that he was not going to win the election were wrong and he's going to say this poll is wrong as well. chris, alisyn. >> let's dig deeper in these numbers. you are dealing with historic lack of approval. the question is why. our panel joins us now. gentleman, good to see each and all. let's put these numbers up again. historically low transition approval. 40%. let's take a look to the past presidents. you got 44 points lower than obama. who else you got? bush 61%, clinton 67%. that's where he is in recent context. let's talk about why, david. when you've been krumplinging the cost -- crunching the cross tabs on this, let's put up what seems like some kind of guesswork by me on this.
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the russian attempts to influence the u.s. election, this issue, how it's been managed. what are you seeing in those numbers? is that suggestive of why he's struggling? >> you see the number there. whether or not people think the hacking changed the outcome of the election. 58% say no. they don't believe it is, you know, the result was impacted by the hacking. so i don't know how much that has to do with it, chris. i think it is more that our very divided partisanship in this country is reflective in this poll. that is not the norm at this point when somebody is about to take the oath of office in that transition period after the election. they begin that honeymoon phase and they tend to start getting support from other partisans, from independents, not just their own party. that's not the case here. republicans certainly are approving of donald trump's handling of the transition but democrats are not at all moving his way and independents are split. so we're locked sort of where we were instead of donald trump
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using this period to be able to sort of reach across and get a broader swath of americans to give themselves a boost out of the gate on january 20th. >> if only 40% of people approve of how mr. trump is handling the transition, that means his numbers have gone down since election day. so how do we explain that? >> right. because basically there has been no growth among the groups, you know, where -- at least they were hoping the trump campaign was hoping that coming out of the election he would be able to reach out to some extent to democrats but really to kind of independents who might be able to come along based on his cabinet appointments, based on some of the policies that he was putting forward. sort of a real hope that there would be a rise there. instead, you had appointments like steve bannon as a senior adviser to the white house. >> but since then he's had appointments that are popular. i mean, general mattis, people seem to be rallying around. >> sure. >> i think rex tillerson had a tough time but people thought he
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acquitted himself well. why around those numbers going up? >> at the end of the day, when you see, you know, good confirmation hearings and then you also see the intelligence community, you know, coming forward and saying look, we still have these questions about the election, questions about russia's role in it, the degree to which there's still -- some sort of clouds over what -- what's going on with the president-elect sort of coming in. he has had trouble and again when you are in a transition phase, he has had trouble getting wins on the board ultimately. there hasn't been that much that he has been able to do beyond going to some of the companies that he has and saying, okay, you need to bring jobs back. >> he's also not in office, yet. there's always something for everybody in a poll. matt, you know, just on this issue of russia. likelihood that intelligence assessment on russia is correct. i found this interesting.
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there isn't a hell a lot of confidence on the intelligence agencies in this poll. there's your break down. you are lucky if it comes out about 50-50. what do you see in this poll? you have this weird disconnect between approval but in hope? you know, people 61% think he's going to deliver on jobs and a lot of the other, i hope he will deliver and i think he will is above 50. >> that's the cognitive dissonnance. we saw that happen in the election itself. the exit polling where people said they don't think donald trump is prepared to be president but they voted for him. if you look at the large trend, the large mench is just kittive of the fact that we have a country that's coming apart where people don't trust institutions. they don't trust politicians, they don't trust the media and they don't trust even our government in terms of the intel
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community. to me that's the big story and it's very unfortunate and frankly when you have someone like congressman john lewis go out there and say that the election is illlegitimate, i think this feeds into this sort of dangerous ethos. >> david, i think it's notable how it breaks down among party. i don't know that we have this graphic built. in the notes, it says democrats 84% consider the russia issue a crisis or a major problem of democrats. 37% of republicans think that russia is a crisis or a major problem. the party of ronald reagan doesn't see it -- i mean, sort of agrees with mr. trump. may be a problem. may not. we'll deal with russia. >> although, i would say 37% of republicans ain't nothing. it's still a little chunk, you are right. this is viewed through a part of i san -- partisan lens. i'm not sure that donald trump is giving voice to that third in his party at all in his welcoming comments about putin and russia, his reluctance to accept the intelligence here.
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you are going to see this time and again with every issue that dominates the headlines, especially the outset of the trump era, where people are going to put on their partisan glasses and see it through that lens. this is what's going to make donald trump's first 100 days agenda so tricky. if he can't get the traditional honeymoon where you can really try to get some big stuff done, then he's going to be left to really just pushing things through with the majorities he has in the house and senate without trying to build a broader coalition. >> let's look at how things are shaping up. one in five democrats aren't going to the inauguration. so 20% of them. this is a rallying around of john lewis, a fomenting of tensions that they have with trump. they have the right to boycott it, but is it right to boycott the inauguration? >> right. i think it sends a message that they are pushing back on trump, that they feel like he's
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consenting to them. there has not been outreach or overtures from one side to another. this is one of biggest cards they can play, chris. honestly, what chuck schumer and the democrats are facing up on the hill is an inability to ultimately stop a lot of these nominations. that they can make noise about tom price at hhs and some of the other nominees, but ultimately the votes aren't going to be there for many of them. supreme court nomination, that's coming. a policy agenda, especially when he's in office, president trump is able to make some gains on the jobs front, they may not be able to stop there. the inauguration is a rallying cry for a lot of democrats and liberals who are very upset about the results of this election. who don't see -- it's not legitimate. that's a very strong word. who have concerns about the tone and message that president-elect trump has set and this is a big day to do it.
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you know, a lot of people have felt, you know, probably since the supreme court decision in 2000 on bush v. gore, you know, that legitimacy. >> john lewis was one of those people who felt that way in 2000. he didn't good to president bush's inauguration. >> sure. >> panel, thank you very much. stick around, we have more questions. all right. coming up on this show, longtime republican isn't that true john mccain is at the center of what is going on in the political dialog right now. we want to get his thoughts on the transition, on this mystery sheltering of russia by the president-elect, and what he says is an urgent need for change in our military. what's going on? he will tell us. then, you can stick around until our 8:00 hour please do so because woodward and bernstein reunited. they will together again on our air. the legendary journalists will discuss their reported rift over that recent cnn report about the dossier and what they expect for
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services nominee tom price. house records show that the georgia lawmaker invested in a company and introduced a bill days later that would directly benefit the firm. we're live in washington with more. what do we see here? >> reporter: congressman price has been dog ds by questions in trades and stocks in health care companies while working on health care legislation. this latest instance in march of 2016, price purchasing up to $15,000 in stock in zimmer biomed. less than a week after purchasing those shares, he offered legislation that directly helped that company by delaying that federal rule until 2018. the trump transition team is dismissing the matter saying he was not influenced by the company's repeated campaign donations to them. he was not aware that his broker
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made the purchase until a month later. he views the shares enough of a conflict that he's promising to divest from the company if he gets the post. this calls for an ethics investigation after price's trading after our latest report. this comes as others have others have bowed out. this comes after monica crowley bowed out. price's first hearing coming on wednesday, so a lot of action on capitol hill this week for donald trump's first cabinet. >> thank you very much for all of that reporting. price is just one of several
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trump cabinet picks facing senate confirmation this year. let's discuss it all. our panel is rejoining us. jas jason, i'll start with you. you heard his offices, congressman price's explanation, this was done through a financial adviser. many people don't know what stock their financial adviser is picking. how big of a problem is this conflict? >> they didn't say that at first, by the way. when they were first asked about this, and they didn't answer the question. then they later came back. >> i don't believe it. i don't believe he doesn't know how this happened. i believe this is a conflict of interest. here's the key thing. this is the example the president of the united states will one day use. he's qog to divest. if he gives up his stock, i think that's fine. >> within 90 days of his confirmation. >> yes.
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within 90 days of his confirmation, look, i'm going to drop my investment in these 42 different companies. i want to make sure there's not a semblance of a problem. i think that's perfectly fine. we can't pretend that people have financial lives before they get these positions. >> you see how your voice went up when i said divest, that signals a lack of confidence. this is not the first time that this has happened. the troubling dynamic the office of government ethics that's doing the vetting say we only vet conflicts going forward. we don't look backward. what do you tell the kids? >> you should run for congress. this is the problem that everybody has with president-elect trump. you can't say i'm going to put in my left hand and stick it in my pocket and won't know what hi right hand is doing. these are the things going on in the campaign that are supposedly
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draining the swamp but aren't happening. i don't have a lot of confidence but the ak he says he will take. >> matt lewis, is this draining the swamp? >> no. it looks really bad. whether it's sloppinessloppines. it's the appearance of improprietary. his net worth is as much as $13 million he may have earned as much as $15,000. so if this is his scheme, it's going to take him a while to get away with it. having said that, we've seen confirmations be derailed for less. the tom daschle example eight years ago. i would be surprised if every single one of president-elect's nominees gets throug unscathed. something is going to trip somebody up and we'll see how they handle this one. >> again, they just don't have
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the votes unless they get defectors on the republican side. brother healey, what do you see with betsy devos? >> the education are totally against her. it's her record of being supporter of charter schools and vouchers. these policies may have made a difference in some parts of michigan but the idea of taking a betsy devos vision and take it national gives people a lot of concern. the education department has been a jump ball for a while now. there are questions about what federal education policies should be. president george w. bush, he made a real effort with no child left behind. that was where he worked across the aisle with democrats. you haven't seen any signals coming out of the incoming trump
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administration about what betsy devos would be doing with democrats on the hill or with the education community, so, you know, this is sort of a lot of concern. there's also a lot of money to play with. >> it's not the public school model that she comes from, but she believes in parent choice, school choice, a lot of people do. >> i don't think it's her ideology is her problem. the president should be able to pick who they want in their administration. my issue is educaton is more complicated now than it was before. you have issues of criminal justice now in education. you had issues you had a young man who was taken to jail because people thought he was making a bomb. you can't go into education now and talk about vouchers. you have to talk about discipline, language issues, immigration issues, race issues, health issues, lgbt issues and we don't know anything about that and that is a concern when you have somebody coming in to run the department of education that has a very limited ideology and little or no paper trail of what she's going to do.
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>> this is all about him and sort of a lack of clarity about what he stands for in this and with sort of the business dealings, you know, in terms of what he's willing to do with his companies, and u know, you are already seeing the trump camp going after the office of government ethics saying this is an obama appointee. you are going to see that on the hill as well when they start grilling betsy devos. all of these are proxies for the president-elect coming in friday. democrats are looking for softening here. panel, thank you very much for all of those insights. another story for you this morning. the widow of a pulse nightclub attacker is facing federal charges today. the question is could chef prevened the deadly mass shooting in u.s. history. investigators are talking about that next. you gotta be ready. ♪ oh, i'm ready
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we have breaking news about missing malaysia flight 370. the under water search for the missing airplane has been suspended. the plane vanished nearly three years ago over the indian ocean en route from kuala lumpur to beijing. searchers spent millions of dollars. they scoured thousands of square miles of indian ocean. a joint statement released by officials says this decision was not made lightly nor without sadness. also breaking, istanbul's government says the suspect arrested in a new year's conf -
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massacre confessed. police captured him and four others late monday. attack at the night club left 39 people dead and dozens more injured. the widow of the pulse nightclub attacker will be in court hours from now. this is months after her husband carried out the deadliest shooting in u.s. history. she's facing federal charges. >> she is charged with aiding and abetting her husband's attempted material support to isis as well as obstruction of justice and we've learn the fbi took omar sateen -- mateen's window in custody in part based upon what she spoke to investigators. she is now facing these two federal charges and she will be in court later this morning in california in order to face a judge for the first time. she allegedly told investigators her husband as you pointed out the man responsible for the
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deadly rampage at orlando's pulse nightclub was violent and abusive to her but officials say she was kplisit in her husband's actions based on the information uncovered in the investigation. she accompanied mateen in potential targets. went with him to buy ammunition. she told investigators initially she didn't know about his plans. omar mateen's put hes life insurance in her name and bought her an expensive piece of jewelry before the shooting. the night of the shooting, she told investigator she saw him leave the house upset with guns in his bag and she never called authorities. during that three-hour massacre the two exchanged text messages and salman repeatedly called her husband. her attorneys have released a statement that says noor salman
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had no fore knowledge nor could she predict what omar mateen intended to do that tragic night. thank you very much. so allies and adversaries around the world are growing increasingly concerned about donald trump and his foreign policy, so what exactly is the end game for the incoming administration. chris tee ytiane amanpour joins next. ♪ glad forceflex. extra strong to avoid rips and tears. be happy, it's glad.
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three days until inauguration day and the outgoing administration is scolding mr. trump on foreign policy. secretary of state john kerry speaking out in an exclusive cnn interview with chief international correspondent christiane amanpour. listen. >> i thought, frankly, it was
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inappropriate for a president-elect of the united states to be stepping into the politics of other countries in a quite direct manner, and he will have to speak to that. as of friday, you know, he's responsible for that relationship. but i think we have to be very careful about suggesting that one of the strongest leaders in europe and most important players with respect to where we are heading. >> you are talking about angela merkel. >> i don't think it's appropriate for us to be commenting on that. >> christiane joins us this morning from london. very insightful. what secretary kerry was talking about was mr. trump talking about angela merkel, calling her refugee policy catastrophic. he also talked about nato and he called that obsolete. what did secretary kerry say about that? >> well, this was a lot to
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digest for europe, you know, here in europe, people have been reacting quote, unquote, with astonishment and agitation, that was the word from mainland europe after this interview was published, because it was taking aim at europe's strongest leader in terms of calling the refugee policy catastrophic. before, he had called it insane. he hasn't even met these people yet and is considered unusual for a president-elect to take such specific language and policy sort of directions without even coming into office. so another thing that was really irritating to the europeans was what seemed to be a prediction, quote unquote, a call for more european nations to leave the eu, just as britain had done and calling nato obsolete. the secretary-general said no, we believe the u.s. is committed to the nato alliance.
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angela merkel said i've heard this before. he has his ideas. i have mine. europe has control of its own destiny, and the french pushing back and saying what we need is to defend ourselves, our unity and we don't need any help or comments from outside, but it really has put european allies on a state of anxious, awaiting this next administration, because it looks like certainly from the words that the entire post world war ii alliance and political world order was created is about to be turned back. >> i've been handed out this bulletin out of davos, switzerland where the world economic forum is meeting. outspoken about china.y the chinese president has spoken. >> this is truly an amazing and
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epic situation right now. you have the president of china coming to davos. he's there talking and defending globalization and free trade. he said no one will be a winner from a trade war. he also -- got a lot of applause from that and that reflects and responds to what donald trump on the campaign has been talking about, and that is punishing with tariffs. he has even said up to 45% on chinese kids. xi jinping said nobody would benefit from a trade war. china has no intention of boosting its trade by devaluing the currency and less by launching a currency war. putting himself on the record about that and defending the paris climate accord which again donald trump has called into question, saying that this is a time where we must not walk away from it and all of those statements won big applause. you've got china standing up for
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liberal trade, capitalist free trade and globalization at a time in europe and asia, people are wondering whether the leader of the biggest democracy might turn toward protectionism and nationalism as an economic and political project. so that's what's going on as we wait another two or three days before the inauguration. >> so many shifting stands -- sands as you've pointed out. let's touch on russia. mr. trump gave an interview to "the times of london" yesterday. heerds what he -- here's what he said open russia. they have sanctions on russia. let's see if we can make some good deals with russia. for one thing, i think nuclear weapons should be way down and reduced very substantially. that's part of it. but russia's hurting very badly right now because of the sanctions, but i think something
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can happen that a lot of people are going to benefit. >> it's all about crimea and the annexation of ukraine. in other words, russia violated the whole raison d' etre. that's what the sanctions are about. donald trump talked about a nuclear accord and lifting sanctions, the american sanctions in return for that. but the russians are saying that we don't quite know what that means. there isn't any nuclear accord up for grabs at the moment or any work to be done in that area right now. so that remains a mystery. then europe got very upset because in that interview and by the way, let's not call it an interview, it was a conversation with a politician who is the leader of brext. it was two aligned politicians
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talking to one another. it was a conversation about what he would like to see going forward. what he said was that for the moment he would trust angela merkel, the u.s. main and most robust ally on the continent of europe with vladimir putin, the current biggest adversary of the united states and the west. so that got people very upset. >> thank you very much. always great to get context from you. let's get over to chris. the ice storm that paralyzed parts of the midwest and the plains now heading east. is it going to affect the inauguration? we have answers next. (vo) my name's nick
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>> the severe storm that crippled the central u.s. is heading east. it's expected to blanket new england with ice and snow. what does that mean for the inauguration? cnn meteorologist chad myers has the forecast. what do you see? >> i think there's rain coming in for the inauguration but not from that storm. the storm that affected oklahoma and kansas will make ice for upstate new york and into vermont for the next couple of days but by friday that storm is long gone. it is way out into the ocean. we're watching the next storm system coming up from the south. we're talking about tuesday, wednesday, thursday, and by friday, it does get right on top of washington, d.c. in fact, i think the chance of rain is likely 100%. they are going 50-50-50-50, you
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add that up and i get more than 100. around 2:00, that's where the heaviest showers come in. if you are going to the inauguration and you are going to the closed section, umbrellas are not allowed there. parade route, umbrella as are on file. >> very good to know. well, the golden state warriors looking to end a four-game losing streak against lebron and the cavs. we have more in the bleacher report. >> lebron james says the warriors and cavs are not a real rivalry. the pistons playing against the bulls. dramond green gets into a
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scuffle with richard jefferson and he lets the fans know that he thinks that lebron flopped a little bit. in the end, it was the cavs who flopped. they got walloped by 45 points. the warriors win 126-91. the chicago cubs visited the white house has world champs yesterday and president obama he grew up rooting for the other chicago team, the white sox, but many people on his staff are lifelong cubs fans. he had fun telling the stories yesterday. >> when they won, the next day, she said this is the best day of my life. and i said what about me winning the presidency? what about your wedding day? she's like, no. there were a lot of sick days during the playoffs. one of my staff members was caught being interviewed at a bar outside of wrigley. >> busted. that would be you when your jets win the super bowl some day. you are going to call in sick and celebrate and rightfully so.
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it was pretty cool stuff. >> i would gladly take any arrest that comes from that moment in time. that's a big if, my brother. good to see you. the widow of the pulse nightclub attacker is facing federal charges today. could chef prevented the massacre? did she help in the planning of the massacre? the police chief says he has no doubts about her complicity. we discuss the role of the wife in this case and others next.
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the wife of the pulse nightclub attacker will be in court this morning facing federal charges for her role in the deadliest mass shooting in u.s. history. could she have stopped the
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attack? let's discuss with orlando sentinel reporter paul brinkman and cnn terrorism analyst phil mudd. phil, what are you hearing how law enforcement is viewing this case with her right now? >> law enforcement is saying they are very confident that she had some role in this. with when we look specifically at some of the details that have come out over the past six, serve months, she knew that he bought a gun. she knew that he had gone to pulse or drove with him to pulse. did she know exactly what he was planning? i'm not sure that that's certain, but there's also supposedly she made statements that she tried to prevent him from doing some kind of attack. that in itself would be -- that would be a pretty important statement. that would indicate that she did know something was happening. >> it would be more important if it went along with her contacting authorities before or during the attack, which there's no proof that she did is my understanding at this point. phil, the delay, how do you view
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that in term of the timing of when the attack happened versus when she's brought in? >> pretty straightforward, chris. first, what's the rush to judgment here. this is a complicated case. i'll get to that in a second in a federal court. the incident is done. the mass murder is finished. the federal authorities investigating this, i'm sure, are working with federal prosecutors are saying no rush to judgment here. we've got to get in front of a court. and the incident is already done, but on that issue of complication of the case, remember, you allegedly have a law degree so follow me here, chris. remember, the issue here is there are two individuals involved in a conspiracy. one of them is dead. one of them is destroying or somehow fuzzying up the evidence. building a case that says no only was she aware that he bought a weapon and traveled to pulse, she was somehow cognizant that he was going to commit an act of violence, that's pretty tough when you have two people participating and one is dead. the time issue is critical to
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me. >> if you are worried about her mud didding up proof of the conspiracy why give her time out there? >> you got to go into court and say not only did she know that she was purchasing weapons and he went to pulse, but she had to know that something was going to happen. that involves intent. not just an act. knowing between two people, one of whom that is dead, that an attack of this magazine any -- magnitude was going to p ha. they have to do forensic work, computers, see if there was emails between them. >> the people of orlando, what's the community reaction you are getting from salman's attorney, the wife's attorney, saying that these charges, dishonors the memories of the victims to punish an innocent person? >> that's completely bizarre statement to me. i got two messages on facebook almost immediately after "the new york times" story broke and other stories. people saying, wow, thank god
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they finally charged her, what the heck took so long. a lot of people were mystified by that. there's some feeling here to see if maybe she were watching her to see if she would give away any other connections to radicals, which would have been surprising if she had. there were definitely building their case. there's a sense of relief here. there's a feeling lining, well, this was just a big open question mark. people were very confused as to why she wasn't charge earlier. >> obviously, if they bring charges, hopefully they stick. phil, when you look in terms of some context here, the wife in the boston marathon bombings, the wife in san bernardino especially, we know how deep her roots went into developing that man's supposed agenda. no charges. why? why do we see a lapse there in these cases? >> i think because you've got to show intent which is what's happening in somebody's mind. we're not talking about whether
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somebody else was aware that her husband had violent tendencies or had he had traveled to pulse nightclub and perhaps came back and talked about his anger. you got to go into the courtroom and say she wasn't just hiding evidence. there's one charge as you know here about obstructing justice. she was charged with material support which means that she was aware she was aiding something that was happening. that's getting inside somebody's head and explaining that with evidence in a courtroom. that's a pretty high bar to get over when you have a conspiracy this small. >> phil mudd, appreciate it. paul brinkmann keep us link in how the community is reacting. there's a lot of news for you this morning. let's get right to it. he said that he is going to represent americans. >> never give up! never give in! stand up! speak up! >> it's disappointing to have somebody with that platform go out and say he somehow was not elected fairly and squarely. >> the list of democrats who say
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