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what do you think, bill? more than a hundred santas taking to the slopes about an hour outside of los angeles. hats, coats, beards, belts and pants. i think that's where bill hemmer was this weekend. bill: we've got to run, everybody, have a great monday. merry christmas. ♪ ♪ jenna: well, it is potentially a historic day in the making as members of the electoral college meet to cast their votes for our nation's next president. i'm jenna lee. jon: i'm jon scott. will there be any surprises, that's the question. today's vote should finalize the contentious and unpredictable election, but it's not over yet. the pressure is mounting as part of a last ditch effort to keep president-elect donald trump from the white house. 538 electors gathering at state capitols all across america, one for each of the delegates decided on election day.
306 of them are expected to cast their votes for mr. trump, making his victory final and official. peter doocy live at the mar-a-lago estate in palm beach, florida, where the president-elect is on his christmas vacation. peter? >> reporter: jon, before the electoral college gets going a little bit later on this afternoon, we did get already a big announcement this morning, and that is that the president-elect wants the owner of florida panthers' hockey team to serve as the secretary of the army. vincent viola has been working on wall street as the founder of -- [inaudible] financial, but he also served as an army infantry officer, and the transition team is highlighting his support as a philanthropist as one reason they like him for this job. the electoral college is about to do its work, an hour from right now 538 electors will start meeting in their state's capitol building or statehouse to cast ballots for president
and vp based on how voters in their states cast ballots more than a month ago. then tomorrow these electors need to start mailing certificates showing how they voted today, and that should be that. but some electors have been coming forward and telling reporters that they've been intimidated, threatened with bodily harm or worse by people who want them to change their vote, to vote against the way that the people in their state want them to, and that is something that has caught the attention of the president-elect, donald trump, who tweeted about a double standard. he says this, quote: if my many supporters acted and threatened people, they would be scorned and called terrible names. so while that's going on, the incoming white house chief of staff reince priebus is keeping an eye on all of it, but he does not think anything is going to change the outcome of the election. >> we expect everything to fall in line. we've got one particular individual in texas, but other than that we're very confident that everything is going to be
very smooth tomorrow, and this harassment from groups like moveon.org and the democrat party should stop. it's what the american people demand. >> reporter: the president-elect is working on this vacation down here at mar mar-a-lago to fill two remaining cabinet spots. he's got a handful of meetings later on this afternoon with businessmen and thad allen, a disaster management specialist, the one who took charge of the lean-up efforts after hurricane katrina and also after the deepwater horizon oil spill. jon? jon: peter doocy in florida where it looks a lot warmer than it is here in new york. peter, thank you. jenna: joining us now, bret baier, anchor of "special report." if we could only all be in florida to cover this news. [laughter] >> i know. jenna: any other day of course we would mention the electoral college, but it would probably not be leading the show as it is right now. what's your sense of this story and the possible outcome?
>> well, i don't think the outcome's in jeopardy here. you had the associated press interview 330 plus of the 538 electors. they found one republican elector who said he was going to switch his vote, and that's clearly not 37. which is what they would need to get under the number of 270. and, you know, it's just not real. it is something we talk about, and these electors are clearly getting inundate canned we e-mails and called, some said death threats, letters. one guy had a shot of 600 letters he received. but they are, most of them saying they're doing exactly what they're supposed to do, their constitutional duty to vote as their state voted in the election. jenna: we're just seeing a live picture, our control room just put up, it's from springfield, illinois. this is the meetings that are taking place around the country. this is how one looks in
illinois as electors get ready to cast their ballots. there are a few procedural things that have to happen between now and january 20th, but january 20th, bret, is when we expect president-elect donald trump to become president of united states. how do you think this story impacts his administration before it even officially enters office? >> well, listen, this is process, this is how it works. they will vote today, we will know the vote probably by maybe "special report" time, maybe a little bit later than that. we'll get a sense of what the vote is. it does not get certified until january 6th, officially certified. and then it's on to the inauguration. what does this tell us? he is a couple million votes plus down in the popular vote, but clearly won the election big in the electoral college with 306 electoral votes to 232, and that has to factor in to his ability to work across the aisle.
he will have a mandate because he won with an electoral college vote that was big, but he has to know that this is a divided country at which point working with democrats and things like infrastructure projectings and other big ticket items probably will be key to this new coming president who is a wheeler-dealer and knows how to, you know, work people over to get it his way. jenna: we were just seeing jackson, mississippi, this is another spot where you see electors meeting. it's sort of interesting in our high-tech society, this is how things are still done, and this is how it was set up when our nation was founded. it's pretty remarkable to continue to witness just how we decided we were going to elect prime ministers even as a new -- presidents even as a new nation. >> set up by alexander hamilton, by the way. the broadway show cleary still going strong. [laughter] it's a process by which it's not the popular vote, it is each state's vote, and based on how many electors they have, and
then that magic number of 270. and we saw what difference it made in places like pennsylvania, michigan, wisconsin where the polls came back and said there were blue collar workers who just didn't think that hillary clinton identified with them and that maybe she was too concerned with, you know, who was going into a bathroom in north carolina and not enough concerned about the job wheres and the situation that they were facing -- the jobs and the situations they were facing in their particular communities. jenna: alexander hamilton and broadway show, i wonder if he thought that was the way it was going to -- [laughter] he'd be referred to in history. >> no, of course. no, no, no. but for young people, they can identify with the show. [laughter] obviously, one of the founding fathers on the $10 bill -- jenna: right. [laughter] >> largely set up our financial system as well. jenna: we can all listen to the soundtrack if we can't get to show. there's different ways to learn about it. i want to ask you about this
other big story that we're watching. we have two defense officials telling fox news that tomorrow china is expected to return that underwater drone that it stole in the south china sea. the president-elect, donald trump, did tweet about this this weekend, and just in case viewers didn't, it says we should tell china we don't want the drone back, let them keep it that's one of several tweets, bret. these stories juxtaposed, i think, are important. here you have the electoral college, there's some unease as this transition is taking place. in the meantime, a very big story about china also militarizing the south china sea, buzzing, if you will, taiwan after donald trump spoke to the taiwanese president. this, this is a very big story, bret. i wonder how you bring the two me atem together as they're this crucial transition period in our country. >> yeah. i think that countries like china, like russia, like others may try to challenge not only the new president, but the
outgoing president. and i think that's some of what you're seeing with china here. this drone was taken right in front of a u.s. naval warship. we saw it. they denied it, china did. now they're going to return are it as soon as tonight east coast time. and i think that this was a big moment. how the administration handled it versus how donald trump handled it on twitter, two different thing. and tonight on "special report" we'll look at the different takes of how the outgoing administration and perhaps how the incoming administration is going to handle china in very different ways. jenna: that'll be interesting to watch. we'll look forward to that. we'll see you at 6 p.m. eastern time today. thank you so much. >> thanks, jenna. jon: and more on the international scene. a fragile ceasefire back on in syria now with the evacuations continuing for the thousands of civilians and rebels still trapped in aleppo. all this comes as the united nations security council takes action on the crisis in syria. conor powell is monitoring all
of the breaking developments from our mideast bureau in jerusalem. conor. >> reporter: yeah, jon. the u.n. approving a resolution that would send u.n. monitors to aleppo to make sure that there would be no more mass atrocities according to the u.n.'s statement that came out earlier today. but these monitors will likely arrive long after this evacuation is complete for getting these civilians out of aleppo, and these monitors don't really have any ability to stop mass atrocities or to do anything other than monitor what's going on there. so it's not clear what this will actually do in terms of the overall situation in aleppo. now, the good news is that this ceasefire that has been worked on for the last week that has crumbled several times is holding right now and that thousands of people, civilians and some rebels, are able to actually leave aleppo. there's been multiple attempts at trying to get people in and out of there, tens of thousands of people have been braving cold temperatureses, lining up, waiting for these buses.
these buses are now rolling, people are getting out including at least 47 orphans who were earlier, a few days ago posted an online video pleading for help, trying to get out of aleppo. the u.n. now saying that these 47 orphans are safe and sound, that many of them are malnourished and need medical help right away, but they are safely out of aleppo, so that's one of the good signs. but a lot of analysts and observers fear that this temporary ceasefire, that this lull in the fighting will hold for a couple more hourses, maybe a day or so. as we've seen in the past, they seem to crumble, and many of these evacuation attempts have come under fire by both the assad regime and by rebel fighters accused of attacking these convoys. it's not clear who's done it at any given time. both sides have accused each other. what is clear is that these convoys have come under a lot of heavy fire and attacks, and it's made very, very difficult to get these people out.
but, jon, these convoys full of thousands of desperate people to get to someplace that's safe, someplace where there isn't heavy fighting, that they are finally moving, there is a glimmer of hope for a lot of these people that have been trapped in some very intense conflict area for the last few days, jon. jon: and there's been no hope for a long time. conor powell, thank you. jenna: more on that story as we get it. in the meantime closer to home, a florida woman heading to court today for allegedly sending death threats to the parents of a sandy hook shooting victim. what prosecutors say is the motivation behind those threats. and protests across the country as people began to gather to finalize the 2016 election. we'll cover that ahead on "happening now."
police say the suspect jumped out of his car on the causeway carrying two guns as the uber driver drove a passenger to ft. lauderdale/hollywood international airport. the driver had a permit and fired back in self-defense. a hearing today for a florida woman accused of threatening the parents of a sandy hook parents because she thinks the shooting was a hoax. lucy richards was arrested for threatening lenny pauser in whose son died in that 2012 shooting. and sentencing underway right now for the man convicted of plotting to kill muslims using the radiation from an x-ray machine. he faces a possible life sentence. he's the first person in the u.s. found guilty of trying to make a so-called dirty bomb. ♪ ♪ jenna: well, in just a few hours electors will place their votes in the 2016 presidential election while anti-trump demonstrators are planning protests around the country in an effort to get those electors
to switch their vote. olympia, washington, is one of the cities where protests will be held today, and dan springer is there live with more for us now. >> reporter: yeah, jenna, there's just a single protester holding a sign outside the capitol here in olympia, so we expect more action in the next 45 minutes or so. back east as you've been talking about, the electors have already started gathering in capitol buildings in the eastern time zones, and they'll be voting at the top of the hour. out west here about four hours from now they'll do what has always been a routine, you know, just kind of thing they do every four years. but this year there is a concerted and coordinated effort to deny donald trump the presidency. and a couple of the leaders of the so-called hamilton electors' movement will be in olympia today picked to vote for hillary clinton if she won the state, which she did easily. but now two electors say they have a more important duty. they have been lobbying
republican electors in all the states won by trump urging them the vote for ohio governor john kasich, and they will do the same. if 37 republican electors do not vote today, the house would vote for trump or clinton. the 68th essay of the federalist papers co-authored by alexander hamilton as justification for disenfranchising millions of voters. >> they need to be fit for office, they need to not be a demagogue, and they can't be influenced by foreign powers. and looking at those issues, they are strong, grave concerns about donald trump on all three of those issues, so that's why we believe it's a moral imperative to come out against him. >> reporter: and while i was talking, eight more protesters showed up outside, so we may have a few people. this is all being driven by
social media, so we don't know how many people to expect, but this was one of two people that sued washington state for a law that's on the books that fines them if they're unfaithful electors. thirty states plus washington, d.c. have laws like that. that lawsuit, however, was thrown out and, again, we're expecting some protesters here as the electors start to gather up on the reception room up above me a few hours from now. jenna? jenna: dan, thank you very much. we'll continue to watch that. jon: some startling revelations from robert durst. what the real estate heir claims was behind his hot mic murder confession seen on "the jinx." could this explanation help him in court? plus, they say a picture's worth a thousand words. why one photo is raising questions about whether president-elect trump will really shake up the white house press corps as he previously suggest. our media panel goes at it next. per roll
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jenna: a fox news alert, north carolina, and this is a story that certainly is one of the bigger stories from a state that has made national news in the political world and beyond in 2016. you may know this news regarding the bathroom bill in north carolina. this was a bill passed in north carolina that said this, that if you were born a man but were living as a woman, you had to use the men's bathroom. also in that law though there were a special provision that said local municipalities could not pass their own anti-discrimination laws when it came to the lgbt community. this caused a lot of issues for north carolina. national news in that major retailers pulled out of the state. when i was down there reporting, the hotel i was staying in
talked about this bill, some folks said they lost a lot of business, and this is the news that's coming today, that the outgoing republican governor, pat mccrory, is going to hold a special session tomorrow x. that special session with all legislators, which is predominantly republican at this time, they're going to repeal that bill that made so much national news. so that's the news coming out of north carolina. interesting timing as one outgoing governor is being replaced by a democrat at the beginning of the year. but that h.b. 2 billwill be no longer in north carolina, and we'll continue to watch the reasons for why that legislation, legislative session is being called tomorrow and bring you any news as it happens. jon? >> i do think that this, the interaction that takes place in here on a daily basis is one that's good for our democracy. it is value, it is instrumental to holding people in power accountable for their actions, accountable for their statements
and accountable for their promises. jon: that's a man you probably know, president obama's spokesman, josh earnest, on the potential changes to the white house press corps. there has been some talk president-elect donald trump could scrap the traditional daily white house briefing. in fact, it's been 122 days since mr. trump has held a formal news conference. that's the kind of thing he once criticized his opponents for doing. last night he did hold a 30 minute off the record chat with the press pool inside his mar-a-lago mansion in palm beach. for more on this, we're joined by rich lowry, juan williams, fox news political analyst and co-host of "the five." there are pictures that were tweeted out from this mar-a-lago party, and some of the press is already taking heat from palling around with the president-elect all, you know, smiley face and so forth in these pictures. anything wrong with that? >> i think there's something wrong with the criticism because
if you're in the press pool and you have opportunity to have access to the president-elect to try to develop relationships, i think that's what a reporter should do. jon: rich? >> yeah. i don't see why this is supposedly scandalous, taking a picture with the president-elect. it's an american tradition that presidents have kind of friendly off the record sessions with reporters going all the way back to fdr and even further. and trump, even though he is really excoriatingly critical of the press as a general matter, is quite capable of being charmmy -- charming with individual reporters, even if not me or juan. [laughter] jon: there is talk about him, you know, canceling the presidential daily briefing, maybe, you know, moving some of the press corps out of the seats that they have held in the white house briefing room for a long time. what do you make of all that? is it overdue, or is it, you know, much ado about nothing? >> no, i find the -- this troubling because reince priebus, i think he told hugh hewitt that he considered the
daily briefing to be sort of mundane. it doesn't he thinks really what we should be doing in the white house is the president should have occasions that are news making where news is broken. no, but i think that what we just heard from josh earnest at the top of this segment about accountability, about a daily accounting of what the president's doing, what he's saying, keeping promises, not keeping promises, i think it may be tedious if you're watching c-span and the like, but occasionally you get real news out of there. jon: let's play more of what josh earnest had to say, then i'll get rich's reaction. he was asked about reince priebus' is thes that the daily press briefing might go away. here's josh earnest again. >> the white house press corps has worked among yourselves to organize the seating arrangements in this room, and certainly would recommend to the incoming administration that they collect and familiarize themselves with some basic facts as they consider what sort of policies to implement moving forward.
jon: the white house press corps, it has been suggested, you know, thinks too much of itself and perhaps considers itself too important in dispensing knowledge to the nation. i don't know, what do you think, rich? >> well, the press briefing, you know, it's a custom, so maybe it's worth keeping just on those grounds. but i think it's not really useful in terms of getting information out there. it's very useful providing cable fodder for us to all argue about, but usually the press secretary is just spinning and abating as much as he can. and what we'll see in general whether they keep the briefing or not, trump more than any other president is going to try to go above and around the press and has a social media and communications skill to have more success at that, i think, than any president has had before. jon: well, we saw it over the weekend in his tweets about the chinese seizing of the u.s. navy drone. that got an awful lot of attention. >> it sure did. and the tweeting is really his direct line, picking up on what rich says, it allows him to go around. but, you know, my concern and the reason i think it's valuable
is that you have to have accountability. and i think that as he goes around, he's not holding himself accountable. it's hard for the average american to do so. and i think that's where reporters play an instrumental and key role. i mean, when, you know, you look at the conflict of interest potential with the trump administration, with his finances, when reporters get busy and start probing there, i can imagine that trump will be tweeting ignore them or why don't we have some investigations into leaks around here, who's talking to these people. that becomes highly contentious, and i think it's important that there be a touchstone of a place where reporters can get a response from the administration. jon: and what about his lack of a press conference? he hasn't had one in four months? >> i was very critical of hillary on this score, and i'm critical of trump. i do refer when juan refers to a touchstone, this is an important one, to have the president on some regular basis, not every week, but available for the press. and i don't think it's something that he should fear. he is completely fearless in these settings. maybe people around him, some of
his aides don't want him to do it, but i think it's an opportunity he should welcome. jon: it could be a lot more intertalk abouting than those we've -- entertaining than we've seen before. thank you both. jenna: an extreme cold front sends temperatures plunging to record lows, readings of 30 below zero in some spots. so which states are bearing the brunt of the arctic blast and which ones could feel it next? plus, new fallout involving the united states and china. how the obama administration is reacting and how president-elect trump thinks we should handle it. we're going to go in depth.
bill: fox news alert and diplomatic incident in turkey, a photographer is reporting that a gunman opened fire at the russian embassador to turkey. the embassador's condition not immediately known. he was seen lying on the ground with an armed man nearby. the attack occurred monday at a photo exhibition in capital. the embassador was making an address there. you might know that relations between turkey and russia had been somewhat strained. turkey shot down a russian jetliner months ago and turkey has not been pleased with russia's support of the assad regime in neighboring syria. now the russian embassador to turkey apparently has been shot or at least someone open fire on him. we will get more information and
bring it to you. jenna: arctic blast that gripped the midwest on the move but not before it sent temperatures with record lows. 31-degrees below zero. why even say the numbers at that point? it's really cold. mike without a hat, come on. >> i left it at home the day i rushed in the office. when you get ice on the chicago river outside of the loop, there you go. you have the ice piling up. we are shy of the record numbers here in the city boifg shoulders but not so across the middest. you have car wrecks piling up as well. no where is that more dramatic than baltimore, i-95 tanker skidded off the road, the result fiery crash, two people killed
and 70 vehicles involved in the pile-up. no one was hurt. now for people who are getting all excited, there's good news for you, 16-inches of snow around colorado. if you're driving up the interstate trying to get back out to denver, the road is always terrible and this is no exception. you have dozens of cars stuck along side the road. south of minneapolis. what changed was the precipitation, water levels went up. those people were rescued. they were treated for hyperthey
hyperthermia. jenna: thank you very much. jon: tensions rising with china even though beijing is rushing drone that it seized in ship, vessel took in the south china sea but president-elect trump tweet outs, we don't want the drone they stole back, let them keep it. also a fox news contribute omplet before -- contributor, before we get to the topic let's get to the report of russian embassador to turkey, what do you make of that? >> yeah. very concerning. we have no idea who had done this. we had reporting that there were
issues in the past between russia and turkey, but also, jon, what we have to realize, lately the turks have been moving towards russia. you have erdogan who has gone to russia to try to mend fences. you have no idea what the motives are. it can go either way. jon: china seized us navy drone, they said the u.s. was not helpful. this was the chinese government, was not helpful because we disclosed the incident. make some sense of that for us, rick? >> well, the chinese like to have their diplomacy very planned and very quiet and very behind the scenes. they want to have everything done behind the scenes before it's announced. they would prefer instances where we work out the details and then we have a joint press conference where we announce
where it was stolen from the water or picked up and it was returned and that there was a happy picture at the end. they like to have the finish conclusion. so i think president-elect trump coming immediately out and saying, hey, you know, maybe we shouldn't return -- ask for this back, maybe they should just keep it, i think it's a surprise move that people are going to like here. i mean, we've had eight years where the chinese have played the obama administration, the chinese have built huge areas in the south china sea. john: right. >> they've taken over islands, they created a military landing strip and, yet, there's been no consequences from the obama administration.
the obama team has talked tough, but nothing has been done about it, so the fact that the obama administration has now put a formal request with the chinese to return this drone and we've made a formal diplomatic plea, that means really nothing and the chinese know and they've been playing that, but when they look and they see what trump's reaction is, i think they are in for a drastically different relationship with the u.s. when president-elect trump takes over at the end of january. bill: very quickly, it doesn't seem that there are often consequences for chinese actions. i remember in 2001 the ep3 spy plane was down in chinese island because chinese jet fighter collided with it, the chinese went in, interrogated our crew, stole the electronics, the electronics that they could and wouldn't let us fly the drone off the island. we had to take it apart and ship it out because they said it was an embarrassment.
>> you combine that incident, instance with the fact that the chinese have hacked us on multiple occasions and the obama administration has said multiple times there will be scwoans for these incidents but there hasn't been and the chinese know that, and so what happens when it happens next, the next time it gets more intense. they said that they took it out of the water because ships need today pass safely through the area, this is international waters so they are not responsible for -- for making sure that drones are removed from this area, look, the consequences issue is a big deal and president-elect trump will make sure there are consequences when we have incidents in the future.
jon: it sounds like change is in the wind. thank you. jenna: most people like to have a glass of wine this time of year as the family gathers for the holidays but when does it cross the line to become a serious problem. a new documentary explores what they call risky drinking, we are going talk to two of the people who help make it happen next.
>> i'm working part time at a grocery store. that's all i've been able to get. i just have to drink and so i come out to the car and drink. drinking pretty much has to do and if i don't drink, i will start shaking. for a long time i thought it was some kind of -- i can't keep it still unless i drink. jenna: sneak peek of hbo
documentary. the film is taking closer look at alcohol use disorder and what you may feel, here now for more, director of risky drinking and carrie, center for motivation and change. great to have you both. i'm curious, ellen, how you came to this topic, why you felt it was an important topic to cover? >> well, you know, risky drinking is something that affects so many people. it's kind of an epidemic, we don't really talk about it and women are catching up to men. that was alarming and when we start today look into it, we discovered that there's a whole spectrum of drinking between no problem and alcoholism. that was sort of a great thing because we saw, wow, a whole spectrum of problems in between, there's probably something people can do. jenna: interesting time of year that people like to enjoy, relax, have a cocktail and also
time of year that you get whispers. it's the holidays. why did you feel drawn to this project? >> i just thought it was a great opportunity to do what ellen was talking about was really help people realize that there's 30% of american that is meet criteria for alcohol use disorder at some point in their life, i'm binge drinking, all the way to severe end in which you saw in the clip. jenna: how do you know? what are the real signs? i would love to hear from the documentary, carrie, your first take, we are past the boundary of what is considered normal and into something more dangerous? >> well, sure, there's 11 symptoms and if you're meeting two or three of them, you're in the mild end, more than six you're in the severe end of the disorder. we hope people are in the lower end and come forward and say, i'm worried about myself, i
drink every day a little too much or drinking heavily or saying and doings that i regret. i need to think about this. jenna: do either of you have alcoholism in the family that brought you to do project? >> everybody knows somebody. everybody knows somebody who has a problem and in the film, i think, they do a great job of showing how really nice, really lovely smart people have alcohol problems. jenna: i want to play a little more about your documentary. a woman named noel. >> noel is a sweet, good-hearted person and i don't think she's drinking too much when she's drinking. it's all of a sudden happens. >> you guys came up with this idea. i'm going to pretend that i like food. that is a great excuse. [laughter]
>> i am a ravioli and i just drink. >> enjoying life versus making it through life. we enjoy -- enjoy life. jenna: talk to us a little bit about noel and her story. >> well, you know, it's pretty common for women to get together the way men always have and drink, you know, moms' night out but this piece is what do you do when one of your friends starts to have a problem. jenna: how did you get them to speak to you, niel or noel, a couple of different characters that let you in, how difficult was that for them to be open and honest? >> they knew that their relationship with alcohol was troubled and they really wanted to do something about it. and i think that they all thought perhaps they could find an answer and be examples to other people.
so there was a motivation there. jenna: carrie, final question. what do you think people would learn if they have an idea what risky drinking is and what would they find eye-opening for them. >> they will see themselves or family members an hopefully they will then start to seek help sooner. what we want people to do is come in at low-levels of the problems because then you can do something about it. it's not difficult to change as when you wait so long. >> very interesting. jon. jon: murder suspect, what he says led to what appears to have a caught on tape confession during a tv documentary. does that now make his statements inadmissible
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jenna: fox news alert as we continue to watch the story out of turkey. gunman fired a shot at russian embassador in turkey. the russian embassador was shot and is hospitalized and several other people were shot as well and according to one eyewitness and we want to caution this, we haven't been able to double source this, according to one eyewitness, the person that did the shooting made some sort of statement about innocent people being killed in aleppo. we did mention earlier that there's been a lot of tension between russia and turkey and -- over the situation in syria and early reports indicate that might be part of the motivation but it's early at this time so we will continue to watch situation out of turkey. russian embassador to turkey is
shot. jon. jon: apparent confession during documentary the jinx. shot to death. more than 15 years later, police arrested him for murder, after he was caught say, kill them all . he thought she could incriminate of the disappearance of his young wife. was arraigned an blooded until the on capital murder charge. joining us now greg jared, fox news anchor and attorney. cristal meth is to blame for what he said on the caught on
mike moment. >> yeah, he's caught in a hot mic incriminating himself saying i will kill them all. la prosecutor flies to louisiana, he's investigating the murder and sits down in an interview in which durst says i was high on drugs when i gave the interview on hbo producers. i was on meth, the whole time i was high on meth, it would have been obvious. the question, jon, is he telling the truth, well, first of all, there was more than one interview by the hbo producers over several years. that makes the statement suspect. second of all, this is a guy who has a long and distinguished history of deception and lies and so that makes it dubious as well and finally, is it legally admissible, yes, it's admissible because being high on drugs and alcohol doesn't render evidence
inadmissible. jon: well, that so-called confession came after he was presented evidence in the hbo documentary about these two letters that were mailed to beverly hills police with similar handwriting, that's something that the police and prosecutors want to explore as well. >> la authorities believe that durst killed berman because she knew he killed wife in 1982. here it is. you'd like some details from me if i knew where kathy's body is and about what happened with susan, if i tell you those things, i'm pleading guilty. durst seems to be implying, inferring that he's the killer because only the killer could answer that question and the phrase if i tell you those things, appears to suggest that he has the knowledge.
my swthis scarf all thatsara. left to remem... what! she washed this like a month ago the long lasting scent of gain flings jenna: breaking news out of turkey today, we're seeing some of the live feed that we have coming in -- pardon me, this is now video coming in from turkey where this attack happened, and it's our understanding just a few hours ago. and we're seeing some of the initial reaction to it, that the russian ambassador was shot at a photo exhibit where he was speaking, and the motive,
according to eyewitness reports -- and we have to be careful, those often are unreliable reports -- has to do with russia's action inside syria. this is a developing story, it could be very big, we'll wait for reaction and bring you all the breaking news when we're back here in an hour. jon: we will see you then. "outnumbered" starts right now. harris: making donald trump's presidency official. right now electors in new york, pennsylvania, virginia, north carolina and west virginia are among the first and now the very well known electoral college to meet in their state capitols. their job on this monday is to choose a new president, but democrats are launching a last ditch effort to deny president-elect donald trump the white house. how is that going to go? this is "outnumbered," i'm harris faulkner. here today, meghan mccain, ebony williams, katherine timpf and the host of making money, charles payne, o