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it's that time of the morning, just about the top of the hour. let's get a check on moneystream. stocks are mostly higher. asian markets closed up. u.s. stock futures, well, dow futures looked like it's ticked down here. delta will report earnings before the bell today. low fuel prices have been a boon for airlines. later the banks will start to report. the gun control group is seeking damages and counseling for the survivors of the mass shooting in las vegas. gunman stephen paddock had 12 rifles mounted with bump stocks. it speeds up the fire to mimic automatic fire. slide fire has temporarily stopped sales of those bump
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stocks. some retailers say the sales are driven by the fear consumers that gun restraint legislation will somehow ban these bump stocks so they're rushing out to get them so they can fire their semiautomatic weapons like automatics. hackers are vowing to work with the government to help make few hour elections more secure. a group showed how easy it is to infiltrate voting machines atz a conference last summer. now they're forming a coalition to focus on how to make elections more secure. department of homeland security said 21 elections were targeted. >> and we'll have the latest on harvey weinstein. new details on the allegations against former hollywood mogul harvey weinstein. a-list celebrities say they were
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victims too and horrifying audio of weinstein seeming to admit to sexual assault. >> and president trump against his own secretary of state. jokes about an iq test. 17 dead now in wildfires in northern california. more than 100 people are missing and firefighters are still struggling to gain control, a dangerous and active situation in wine country. another fire raging all the way down south in anaheim. just a lot of trouble with the wildfires in california. >> welcome to "early start." i'm dave briggs. >> i'm christine romans. let's begin with harvey win stoo -- weinstein. weinstein, may reach a new low. this as the board of the company he founded insists they knew nothing about the many incidents now being alleged. the new york times reports that a-list actresses, gwyneth
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paltrow, angelina jolie, they both say he made unwanted advances on them in the late 1990s. they've joined a number of growing actresses who have spoken out making frighteningly similar accusations. also allegations that weinstein raped three women. >> part of the allegations of nonconsensual sex are denied by mr. weinstein who has further concerned that there were never any acts of retaliation for women refusing his advances. for respect to any women who have made allegations he believes all of these relationships were consensual. cnn is reaching out for clarification on each specific allegation. >> the new yorker also posted audio from a new york police department sting operation in 2015. in it a young model resists weinstein's efforts to get her into his hotel room and she
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refers to a previous incident where she says he groped her. we want to warn you the audio you're about to hear is pretty disturbing. >> i'm not going to do anything. you'll never see me again after this. that's it. if you embarrass me in this hotel -- >> i'm not embarrassing you. i don't feel comfortable. >> please, i'm not going to do anything. i swear on my children. please come in. on everything. i'm a famous guy. >> i'm feeling very uncomfortable right now. >> if you want to leave in one minute. >> why is it you touch my breast? >> i'm used to that. i'm sorry. >> you're used to that? >> please, come in. >> now, hillary clinton finally and the obamas finally, whose daughter interned with weinstein are speaking out against him and the boa of the weinstein company said the recent allegations come as an utter surprise to the board that they had no knowledge of it. joining me now is cnn's host of
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reliable sources. let's start with the latest developments in this story. >> there was going to be a board meeting today. instead the board came out last night with that statement you all shared saying we did not know about this. we are horrified by these allegations and the board is pledging to do whatever it can to help with whatever ongoing investigations. the new york police and the l.a. police say there's no open investigations into weinstein's conduct. no no accusers who have called the police and alleged wrong doing. what we have seen is women coming forward through the new york times and the new yorker and last night gloria alred who's also accusing weinstein of doing wrong doing. the police are not investigating but it doesn't mean the door is completely closed. we could see a criminal element to this story, police investigations if women call in with those reports. >> two now very powerful women are on the pages of the new york times saying he had made unwanted to them.
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at the time they were not powerful women. they -- >> exactly. >> he was the power player. his wife overnight, someone who is known in her own right as a fashion designer, she told people magazine she's leaving him. >> that's right. they've been married for ten years, two kids together. they were together in los angeles huddled amid this worsening crisis for weinstein and his company. last night she's saying she's going to leave him. no further details about that. but that was not a surprise to weinstein and to his friends given the depths of this -- of this scandal. >> w he he's very happy with the potted plant, but the question might be how did this story not come out sooner because in the new yorker it says all 16 women who had accusations there said the behavior was widely known within the weinstein company. how was this story buried and hidden so long? >> it was his power to keep things buried meaning when reporters would sometimes try to
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pursue allegations about his misconduct he would find ways to make the stories go away or make the stories so watered down that they ended up not having much impact. but there was more than just that. it was also a culture of looking the other way, of not wanting to look too deeply at what he might be doing in the halls or in the hotel rooms in these cases. that audio tape from 2015 i think shows this was a decades long pattern. angelina jolie, gwyneth paltrow, they say they were harassed in the 1990s. we know there were settlements as early as 1990 according to the new york times but it goes up until recently until 2015. weinstein says he's told his friends he's been seeking help but that's also the same time the new yorker and new york times started calling around. you wonder if he only started to profess to change his ways when it was clear the reporters were actually for the first time able to interview women on the record. i spoke to one of the accusers
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yesterday. she's one of the women accusing weinstein of rape. she says this is our truth. i said, what do you want to see happen? do you want to see him prosecuted? she said, i just want people to kn what happened. this is our truth and people t within the statute of limitations on those crimes. >> thanks. all right. president trump adding to questions about whether he respects and supports his own secretary of state rex tillerson. suggesting that the two men could square off in an iq test after tillerson reportedly called him a moron. >> if he did that i guess we'll have to compare iq tests and i can tell you who's going to win. the white house claims the president was joking when he made that comment. not so says jim acosta. >> the source close to the white
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house said the president was upset about being called a moron and spouted off about tillerson's intelligence because he was mad. that's contrary to what white house press secretary told reporters when she insisted the president was just joking and that the press should get a sense of humor. >> the president certainly never implied that the secretary of state was not incredibly intelligent. he made a joke, nothing more than that. he has full confidence in the secretary of state. he wasn't questioning the secretary of state's intelligence. he made -- he made a joke, maybe you guys should get a sense of humor and try it sometime. but he simply made a joke. >> the white house is also pushing back on republican senator bob corker who said the president could be leading the country into world war iii. sanders told him reporters who was entitled to his own opinion but not his own facts.
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>> let's bring in cnn politics digital director live to us from washington. let's talk about this iq showdown and we can all write down on a piece of paper and see what our iqs are. >> i'm not in on that. >> i'm just kidding, but sarah sanders said the media needs to grow a sense of humor, but the president has talked about iq before. the president has relished what he thinks is his sky high iq again. let's listen to that. >> i went to an ivy league school. i went to the school of finance. i know i have an iq better than all of them. i know that. i guarantee you my iq is much higher than theirs. >> governor perry, very nice guy. he made nasty statements about me and then i challenged his iq. >> i keep hearing about global warming and they'll say he doesn't understand. no i don't understand. let's do iq tests. some of the pun dentss, believe
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me, we're much smarter than them. >> i want to match my iq with some of those guys. with all of them. >> is the president always joking about iq? >> well, you know, maybe it's some offhand thing he does and in his mind he's joking but he doesn't sound like a joke and he brought it up in the way that he really sort of wanted to have the battle of the brains with his resecretary of state and i' not sure what that's going to accomplish when they're supposed to be working together against nuclear weapons. >> this latest tweet against bob corker calling him liddle', not a word, doesn't need an apostrophe, but let's get to the point of this. he's now recycling nicknames.
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is this something the white house thinks is effective. >> you know, i don't think we can ascribe some strategy to trump's tweets. we've been trying to do that for a couple of years. i don't think it's there other than it's what he uses to go after people and he's going to continue to do that. he was not ready to let up with bob corker, but you know, i'm -- i'm not the person who's going to say we should say oh, the white house meant to do this with trump's tweets. i think he just tweeted it. >> i think you're right. what's so interesting to me there are some who are close to the president, and they think this works. when the president is throwing insults, his base likes it. it makes him look strong and in command, but you make a good point about the secretary of state. if he's supposed to be the face of american diplomacy around the world and the president is undermining him or questioning his intellect, how can he be an
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advocate for the united states of america and for the president if he's being undermined by him? it almost feels like this is a trump company, not the united states of america that he's running. >> yeah, and you know, we've all talked about the moron gate we can call it or something like that, the iq-off, but earlier he had undercut tillerson when he was trying to negotiate with people saying he was wasting his time with north korea and going after his policy is actually probably a more troubling thing if you take a step back from this. >> yeah, it's interesting when people say that that's how he does business, going back decades, people that worked with the president as a real estate guy said that's how he does business. let me ask you about something in this forbes article where he talks about on and off again how much legislation they've gotten passed. more than any administration ever on record and then sarah sanders criticizes the senate for being on vacation and doing
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nothing, getting nothing accomplished. how do you square that circle in the trump administration? >> he said he's been wildly successful at getting things done legislatively. it's just not true. they haven't gotten enacted any of the major legislative priorities that they wanted to do. we're talking about obamacare repeal, we're talking about tax reform and by the way, you know, getting into a pitch fight with bob corker is not going to help you pass tax reform when you need every republican vote to do just about anything. so there is just no factual basis for him being the most successful president legislatively at this point. >> he also said yesterday that the u.s. is the highest taxed country in the world. it is not. the u.s. is not the highest taxed country in the world. that is false. >> she tried to explain her way out of that as well. >> one quick point that i think is sop important. forecast f theext couple of
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similar accusations. the new yorker publishing a story alleging weinstein raped three women. >> that's a story his spokeswoman rejektded. any allegations of nonconsensual mr. wweinstein.ocally denied by as further confirmed there were never any acts of retaliation to women who refused his advances. mr. weinstein believed all of these relationships were consensual. cnn is reaching out for clarification on each specific allegation. >> the new yorker also posted audio from a sting operation from 2015. in it a young model resists and refers to a previous incident where she says he groped her. the audio is rather disturbing.
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>> hillary clinton and the obamas whose daughter interned with weinstein, they are speaking out against him and the board of the weinstein company said in a statement that the recent allegations come as an it utter surprise to them. that they had no knowledge of them. i know some of the members of the board have left. but you know f a board of directors, people watchinghe show right now who are business people, for a board of directors if you don't know this is happening and the company is
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making payouts to women, then your board has failed or they're not admitting to it. >> this new statement overnight raises more questions about why the board didn't know. if they really didn't know what was going on right under their noses, why did they not know? so that's a business question going forward as the company tries to figure out its future. amazon for example, they're having some second thoughts. so the future of the company is in doubt. there's going to be a name change and things like that, but that nay not be enough. on a personal note, his wife of ten years is leaving him. they have two children together. she's asking for privacy right now and weinstein is heading away from the family, heading to rehab. we don't know exactly where or for how long but his spokeswoman confirms to me he is going to rehab. that means he'll be out of the public eye for a while. perhaps that is a way in his mind to get through this crisis.
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he said in his statement yesterday he would like to have a second chance from hollywood. he's hoping to win a second chance from the hollywood community. it's hard to imagine that happening right now, but we'll see. >> impossible to imagine. so many are asking the question, how did this go on so long with all the women, the decades that it goes back to and here's seth mcfarland at the oscar nominations making a joke about this monster. >> congratulations you five ladies no longer have to pretend to be attractedo harvey weinstein. >> the audience laughte i key there. >> that entire room knew what seth was talking about. both the new yorker and the new york times story said harvey weinstein relied on many others around him to essentially enable him and make these things happen, make them go away. so how did it just go on for so long? >> the idea of that is a key part of this, that he had employees at his company, whether assistants or executives
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who would in some cases arrange these meetings with young women. now, in some cases he was holding audition sessions, he was considering who to hire for his films, but in other cases it seemed more explicitly an attempt to create a romantic or sexual situation between weinstein and these women. this went on for decades according to the new york times and the new yorker. we know about settlementes as early as 1990 and as late as 2015. rose is one of the women who reportedly received a settlement from weinstein. she doesn't use his name explicitly which may be an indication she signed a nondisclosure agreement. her tweet this morning was you all knew about this. >> thank you for being on top of it for us. president trump adding to questions about whether he supports his secretary of state rex tillerson.
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he said they could face off in an iq test after tillerson reportedly called him a moron. >> the white house claims the president was joking when he made that comment, but a source close to the white house tells cnn's jim acosta the president was not kidding. he was genuinely upset about being called a moron by his secretary of state. >> let's bring in zach wolf live from us from washington. we played everyone sort of the long list of the montage of the number of times the president has talked about his iq, so i won't play that again, but suffice to say, the president has brought this up many times before. what is it about height and intellect and these numbers of stature that -- this president seems to be obsessed with? it almost appears childish on the surface, but his supporters, i think it really works for them. >> yeah, you see somebody who's
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obsessed with being the alpha. the richest, the smartest. >> tallest. >> you know, he used to go to -- jeb bush used to call him low energy. he wants to be the biggest guy in the room and that kind of colors when he turns against you how he's going to do that. >> yeah, and the reference to height of course, the tweet from the president referencing liddle bob corker, not a word, does not need an apostrophe, but the bigger question is, battling the republican establishment, is that something the president and this white house works for them and are they going to challenge every incumbent republican senator except for ted cruz. >> it might work for them in keeping the president's base, the core supporters he has, keeping them behind him sort of rallying them around him. it's not going to help them pass
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an obamacare repeal. we already saw that didn't work. it's not going to help them pass a tax reform package which a lot of republicans is even more important than obamacare repeal for them. it's not going to help them get an infrastructure package so it's not going to help them do the things he promised to do as president. it is going to help them keep trump as this sort of, you know, opponent to all of these people. >> you know, tax reform is so important here, in my beat for example and where are we in tax reform, the president is talking about the height of the powerful chairman of the foreign relations committee or causing all these fights with the nfl, so that's what the concern, you know, for many people in business, but let me ask you a quick question about this weinstein story because it veers into the political, because harvey weinstein was a very big donor and bundler for the democratic party. a champion of the democratic party and almost like a friend of bill clinton. there's lots of photos of
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hillary clinton and him and the former president's daughter interned for him. took five days to get a statement from hillary clinton, i'm going to say quickly what she said. he was shocked and apalled about the revelations of harvey weinstein. the behavior cannot be tolerated. did the five day-gap hurt the democrats here not responding more to someone who has been a power broker within democtic donors? >> well, you had a number of senators,ou ow, returning saying they would return donations from weinstein almost immediately, so i'm not sure it hurt the democrats at large. it did hurt i think that five-day silence did hurt, you know, the clintons and the obamas. they could have spoken probably a lot more quickly about this. >> we do have a statement from the former statement and his wife michelle obama as well, but it took a few days there. >> well, hillary had a 90 minute
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opportunity the other night. she punted. always got to poll test these things. all right. digital editor, thank you, sir. all right. let's get back to those deadly wildfires raging in northern california. firefighters struggling to control them. the weather does not look good for this. this is still a very dangerous situation. includes netflix on us. that's right. netflix on us. get 4 unlimited lines for just $40 bucks each. taxes and fees included. and now netflix included. so go ahead. binge on us. another reason why t-mobile is america's best unlimited network.
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call, visit, or go to xfinitymobile.com. we want to get back to those wildfires in california raging from north to south. we can tell you at least 17 people have been confirmed dead. hundreds more are hospitalized and authorities are warning that the death toll is almost certain to rise. at least 2,000 buildings have been destroyed or damaged. more than 100,000 acres burned. dan simon has more for us. we have him in santa rosa, the heart of california wine country. >> reporter: authorities are still evacuating people from danger. the flames still advancing on
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people's homes. at this point about 180 people are reported missing. that does not necessarily mean they are believed to be dead. it could just mean that there is a communication issue. we are in the coffee park nehborhood, really devastation as far as the eye can see, not a single home left standing. still so many people evacuated. 20,000 or so. the evacuation centers are filled. the need is great. they need clothes, they need children's toys. meantime officials say that the death toll is at 17. they've begun releasing the identities. they include an elderly couple, the husband 100 years old, the wife 98 years old, unable to leave their home as the flames advanced. dave and christine? >> that breaks my heart. >> it is just a devastating story and not over yet. time for a look on what's coming up on "new day." >> great to see you. as you know, the harvey
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weinstein scandal is exploding. there are all sorts of high profile actresses coming forward to talk about what they experienced at his hands. so today we're going to have two of the women who say that they experienced harassment and/or being accosted by harvey weinstein. they'll be here for this conversation that we'll have all morning with our experts about is this an influxion point? is something changing? are high powered men now on notice that women will speak up and will bond together and will fight back? is gwyneth paltrow right that this kind of behavior ends now? so we'll talk about all of that when we see you at the top of the hour. i understand it's also another big news day for somebody. it might be a birthday? >> it is my birthday. it's a big one. yeah. i'm very excited. thank you. >> happy birthday! >> thanks so much. apprecte that. i'm not that excited about this birthday. >> i can see that.
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the u.s. military flying bombers over the korean peninsula. it's part of a training mission with japanese and south korean jets and comes as president trump is briefed on his options on north korea but also to prevent north korea from theretoening the united states and its allies from nuclear weapons. south korea claims north korean hackers may have stolen classified military documents which include a u.s. wartime operational plan that includes procedures to decapitate pyongyang's leadership. let's bring in cnn alexander field live in seoul with all the latest. >> reporter: we know that cyber threats are part of north korea's arsenal and certainly north korea has been linked to high profile hacking attacks. we're seeing two allegations on two different fronts this morning, the latest coming from
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a cyber security firm saying it intercepted e-mails sent by hackers that they say are connected to north korea. those were being sent to u.s. power companies but the company says the hackers behind those e-mails had no ability in any way to compromise u.s. power sources. these e-mails reported a reconnaissance mission. the much more alarming allegation comes from a south korean lawmaker, he says he has information from the south korean defense ministry that back in august of 2016 north korean hackers got into the south korean defense ministry's database where they were able to pull out some 235 gigabytes of data. including possible operations for the removal of north korean leadership. the south korean defense ministry isn't commenting on this. the pentagon isn't commenting on any details of this alleged breach either, but they are saying that the u.s.'s plans are
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safe and that they are secure. we know that president trump is being constantly updated with the latest plans for every eventuality when it comes to north korea. j u.s. many the last day he met with his top national security advisors where he was briefed on the latest options and it was just i the overnight hours where you saw the u.s. send b 1 bombers over the korean peninsula. this is a move we've seen routinely from the united states. it is a show of force that north korea sees as a major provocation. no comment yet out of state news in north korea but we'll keep an eye on it for you, dave. >> thanks. all right. just about the top of the hour. let's get a check on moneystream this morning. stocks around the world are mixed. european markets slightly lower now. u.s. stock futures are barely moving. delta will report earnings before the bell today. a record for the dow yesterday, i think the 64th of the year.
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hackers are vowing to work with the government to help make future elections more secure. a group of hackers showed how easy it is to infiltrate voting machines at a conference last summer. now they're focusing on how to make elections more secure. the department of homeland security said 21 state election systems were targeted by russian hacking systems in the last election. a very important wall street story. we are all bullish on dave briggs because it is his birthday. he is 41. we've decided to invite you to cnn. his first cnn birthday. cnn would like to say happy birthday. >> todayly unexpected. >> what are you going to do? >> i just want a bloody mary and some of this cake. >> welcome to cnn and my birthday is january 31st and i like cup cakes. >> done. we got it. >> thanks for joining us. i'm christine romans. >> i'm dave brigs. "new day" starts right now.
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harvey weinsteinen stands accused of rape and assault. >> he excused himself. and when he came back, he was just in a robe, buck naked. >> it definitely feels like our culture is starting to take this more seriously. >> the obamas and the clintons embraced him. i think it is is a dark mark on their record. he made a joke. nothing more than that. >> i laughed when he said it. >> we need the president to act like a psident instead of undercutting his own secretary of state. >> trying to get out of here. saw it bouncing across the road. >> it is is zero percent contained. >> this is "new day" with chris cuomo and alyson camerota. >> welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world. this is "new

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