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last story of 2016, the surtal's name is salty, ands that former president jimmy carter, helping him with a new lease on life to release him for the new year. how was that? pretty quick. >> thanks for joining us. have a great day. happy new year. we be again with a fox news alert and disturbing new allegations tied to the russian hacking controversy, raising serious con serps about the nation's power grid. hello and welcome to a brand new hour inside america's news headquarters. i'm uma pemmaraju. a vermont utility company is confirming it discovered malware linked to russian hackers on one of its laptops. raising suspicions that the kremlin is attempting to carry out attacks. vermont goch nor said, we should be outraged that one of the
world's leading thugs, vladimir putin, has been attempting to hack our electric grid which we rely upon to support our quality of life, economy, health and safety. meantime russian diplomats stationed in the u.s. are packing their bags and heading home after president obama slaps russia with sanctions as payback for meddling in the u.s. election and closed two luxury russian-owned retreats. caroline has more. >> the malware was found on a company laptop after the department of homeland security shared the code. fortunately the infected laptop wasn't connected to the power grid system. senator patrick leahy says the russians were trying to access utilities to potentially manipulate the grid and shut it down in the middle of wenter and calls it a direct threat.
as punishment for the larger hacking scandal, russian diplomats and their families have one day left before they've been ordered to leave. one compound in long island and another in maryland look like beautiful vacation homes with tennis courts and sailing, but the obama administration says they were used for much more than that, including intelligence gathering against the u.s. diplomats in san francisco are also getting kicked out of the consulate where u.s. officials say the russians had a robust spy network. the russian consul general hopes they kick out our diplomats. >> we consider these sanctions completely unsubstance eighted, unreasonable and very detrimental to the bilateral relations between two neighbors, between the united states of america and the russian federation. >> a total of 96 russians are
leaving 35 diplomats and their dependents. >> the countdown is on until the start of the new ye and the new administration. 20 days left until donald trump takes the oath of office and becomes the 45th president. the president-elect spending new year's eve in palm beach, florida, where he's hosting a private party. peter doocy is live outside mr. trump's estate. what can you tell us? >> reporter: uma, that party is supposed to go late, but the president-elect was up early. his staff passed along word that he left mara lago early this morning to go and play golf at one of his other courses about a half hour away from here. he will be back later tonight. he's also been tweeting today a new year's message for everybody that tried to slow him down on the way to election day. he says happy new year to all including to my many enemies and
those who have fought me and lost so badly and don't know what to do. he signaled again his russia policy may be 180 degrees different than the obama administration's. after hearing president putin won't respond to sanctions by the u.s. government for allegedly interfering with the u.s. election, until he sees how the next administration treats him, mr. trump wrote, quote, great move on delay by v. putin. >> i don't think donald trump has any illusion about helping to make russia great again, but i think he understands to putin has an ego, putin is not necessarily a nice guy. but if you're going to deal with him at all, deal with him with some respect. it may be easier to work with him and to get him not to do the things you don't want him to do.
>> reporter: next week mr. trump is set to receive an intelligence briefing about that russian interference, alleged russian interference. that is days from now. a few hours from right now, the world's most secure new year's eve party is set to begin. mr. trump, his wife melania and son baron are the featured guests. supposed to be 800 others, including sylvester stallone and fabio. >> quite a lineup. peter, thank you very much. i agree with the president-elect that we need to get on without having elections affected by any outside influence, especially vladimir putin who is a thug and a murderer. >> i think the sanctions need to go beyond what exist today. think they need to name putin as an individual and his individual
circle. nothing happens in russia without his knowledge and approval. >> that's senator john mccain and lindsey graham condemning russian president vladimir putin for his alleged roll in the hacking. let's bring in new york congressman peter king, member of the house homeland security committee and chairman of the subcommittee on counterterrorism and intelligence. good to have you here today. >> thank you, uma. happy new year. >> happy new year to you, too, sir. it's not clear if this incident of attempting to hack the electric grid is an isolated event or not, how concerned are you that russia is waging a clear effort to potentially manipulate grids around the nation and shut them down in the middle of winter? >> i doubt putin would do that. i strongly oppose putin. i think he has been attempting to carry out cyber attacks against the united states. i believe he was involved with the hacking of the democratic national committee. having said that, he would have
to realize any attempt to shut down power grids in the u.s. would be an act of war. when it comes to retaliation, we can do a lot more harm to the russians than they can do to us. putin would not do that, not because he's a good guy, but he's realistic enough to know the action we can take in response to that. >> burlg hill electric said it found the code after utility companies nationwide were alerted by homeland security. what more can you tell us about the homeland security warning and possible threats to other companies and their power grids? >> i really can't go beyond that for obvious reasons. having said that, we have to constantly be on our guard against the russians and against putin. but having said that, also, i really doubt that putin would plan any type of major cyber attack against the u.s. because he knows how massive live we could retaliate. having said that, he has been obviously guilty of insurgencies everywhere, ukraine, crimea, the
constant hacking cyber attacks into our government. that's definitely done by the russians, obviously with putin's approval and direction. at the same time, i do believe that, if we deal from a position of strength, we can find a way to work with putin, not because he's a good guy, not because he's honorable, but for his own selfish interests, i believe we can find common ground. we have to do it from a position of strength and we can't be be gield into trusting him other thanks if it's in his interest and our interest. as far as trusting him, no, you can't trust him. >> on this eshoo of being vigilant, for years security experts in this country have warned utility companies are at risk of being compromised due to the fact that we haven't done enough to protect against cyber attacks. the implications, of course, are enormous and could easily shut down major cities. are you satisfied we're doing enough at this point to guard against that? >> no, we're not. we have to do a lot more and we have to bring the private sector into it much more. congress has to get more
engaged. the american people have to get engaged. one of the frustrations i have found is when legislation is proposed and we do want to go forward, there's little actual support from the public. cyber attacks are not something you can see for the most part. you're warning people about attacks that could happen, and it's hard to get the message across. hopefully incidents like this, and even a possibility of an incident like this, will make the american people and the government and the private sector realize how we have to come together and we have to build up our defenses. we do have defentss in place. i don't believe they're adequate enough. i can tell you, i don't want to be scaring the american people. whatever any country can think to do to us, we can do a lot more as far as causing damage, and they know that. >> some suggest obama's actions against russia are designed to box in mr. trump even before he's inaugurated, that in essence, mr. obama is trying to sabotage trump and make life difficult for him as soon as he
takes over. what do you think about that? >> i support the action president obama took. i wish he had taken it several years ago, at least a year ago, maybe two years ago. i don't know what his motive is. i do think that by waiting this lng, it does look petty on his part. having said that, i think the action was necessary. i don't know if the president's motives were entirely right. i think this can help donald trump. if donald trump wants to negotiate with putin, and i've spoken with some leaders, prominent people and allies of ours who do believe that deals can be cut with putin if they're done from a position of strength. so now donald trump has something he can negotiate with. we have the sanctions. we have whatever covert activities the president may decide to take or the threat of those covert activities. we have the diplomats being expelled and again hitting hard financially some of the people very close to putin. so that gives donald trump leverage. again, he is the art of the deal, no one negotiates better
than he does. without probably realizing it, president obama may have given donald trump some clout he can use against putin as they do try to go forward. again, i don't trust putin, but i think a skilled negotiator may find a way to work with putin because putin, i think most of all, he wants some kind of a semblance of the old soviet glory. we can't give him that as far as power. we can maybe find a way to give him that, restore some of russia's luster, but without in any way diminishing us and also not letting russia become the dominant power in the middle east which i'm most concerned about. >> do you think vladimir putin has outmaneuvered president obama over the events in the past weeks? >> i think it's too early to tell. we can't say what might be done covertly. the president did say that covert action could be taken, and that's where the real significance might come or may not. i'm not going to comment on that. i think it's going to be several years before we know the full impact of what was done.
>> congressman peter king, always good to see you. happy new year. >> you, too, thank you very much. happy new year. growing tensions between the obama administration and israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu continuing the u.s. abstention. president-elect donald trump slamming the white house and promising to be friendlier towards america's closest middle east ally once he takes office. the israeli leader reacting to secretary of state john kerry who harshly criticized israel this week in a blistering speech. >> israelis do not need to be lectured about the importance of peace by foreign leaders. israel's hand has been extended in peace to its neighbors from day one, from its very first day. we prayed for peace, we've worked for it every day since then. and thousands of israeli
families have made the ultimate sacrifice to defend our country and advance peace. >> joining us now, israel's ambassador to the united nations. welcome to have you, sir. >> thank you for having me. >> how deep is the break right now between the obama white house and the netanyahu government? >> uma, we are disappointed. the u.s. is standing with israeli at the security council, and what happened more than a week ago was a shameful resolution that passed with the support of the united states. when you read the resolution saying we don't have any connection to jerusalem, to the jewish quarter, the old city of jerusalem, we are used to that language coming from other countries, the palestinians, syria, yemen. the u.s. supporting such language, we are really disappointed and looking forward to the new administration correcting the damage of this shameful resolution. >> take us back to when the vote
was taking place at the united nations. give me a sense of the atmosphere that day and when you began to realize that the united states was going to abstain? >> we didn't get a clear answer from the administration, prime minister spoke with secretary kerry, i spoke with my colleague, ambassador powell. even if you don't agree, you should tell your friend we will not support you. until the last minute we didn't get a clear answer. people understood the u.s. is not standing with us. a few approached and said we wanted to abstain. when we understood the u.s. is not with you today, we cannot abstain and we will support this resolution. we hope within a few weeks there will be a new era at the u.n. i think the u.n. will become a hostile territory, we see anti-semitism and the u.s. will stand with us. >> what do you think about the world reaction to john kerry's speech, particularly from the bright tisch prime minister condemning what he had to say? >> the speech was a failed
attempt to defend the indefensible. 72 minutes, very long speech, but still, why to come to the u.n.? president obama said in order to promote peace in the middle east, we need both sides to negotiate. we don't need security council resolutiontion. all of a sudden the u.s. is pushing forward such a resolution. the speech was not helpful. we hear more and more countries, australia, the u.k., understand we need to find another way to get the palestinians and us back to the negotiation room. >> how surprised were you that john kerry decided to take time and have that long speech to make declarations? >> i don't know if there will be speeches about other issues in the world. we'll see what's happening in syria. be u to speak only about israel, and with any speech, you focus on the issue of the settlements. what about terrorism, hamas occupation of gaza. you can't blame israel for everything. i think the people who listened
to that speech understood he tried to correct the damage of the resolution, but you cannot do it with a speech. we need a new resolution, a new policy in order to correct the damages. >> throughout the obama's white house years, eight years, he's had a pretty contentious with israel. it's been no secret. but the way this has played out in his final weeks as president must have been particularly upsetting to all of you who work with the administration on a regular basis and also knowing that israel and the united states are very close allies. >> very strong allies, great relationship with the u.s. 88 senators urged the president not to allow this shameful resolution to pass, and we regret that the grand finale of the presidentship will be such a resolution at the u.n. the main issue, why in the u.n.? we know the u.n. is hostile. we know what's happening there. why you take a friend to the security council? that's not the way to treat your strongest ally. >> do you say that's final
payback from the white house to benjamin netanyahu? >> it's not constructive. won't change the reality in the middle east. why to do that? in terms of policy, it's not constructive. i have no clear explanation why the president chose to treat the strongest ally this way. >> going forward, even though president-elect donald trump has not taken office yet, have you been given assurances beyond what he's putting out publicly about the relationship he plans to have with israel? >> i met in the past president-elect trump and i'm sure he'll be a strong friend of israel. he said in order to promote peace, you need both sides to negotiate. you can't impose a solution on the palestinians and israelis. we're looking forward to working with president-elect trump and governor haley and we are optimistic. >> at this moment, your prime minister is basically saying, all bets are off, i'm going to sit tight and wait for donald trump now to take over and see what develops. >> january 20th there will be other ideas and other
resolutions once people at the u.n. understood the u.s. is not standing with us, they might try another move of the security counsel. we hope the u.s. will know to block it now. >> i know it's a tough time in diplomatic relations. we hope things move ahead in a positive way. >> indeed. happy new year. >> all the best. a grim development in the search for a missing small plane making news today. what authorities are saying about that plane that vanished over lake erie with six people on board. plus president-elect trump facing global challenges when he's sworn in. we speak to a policy adviser about how our next commander-in-chief will handle those hot spots. stay with us.
disturbance. police tracked down jason robeson in central pennsylvania where he was later shot and killed. the search for a small plane that disappeared over lake erie moving into the recovery phase after the coast guard said it's no longer expecting to find anyone alive. that plane carrying six people vanished thursday night after taking off from a cleveland airport. the united nations endorsing a cease-fire deal in syria, voting on the russian-led resolution just hours ago. there's been a reduced level of violence since an initial cease-fire agreement went into effect two days ago. as you might imagine, the war on terror will be one of president-elect trump's first priorities as tracks overseas shake european countries to their core. back in march twin blasts in brussels killed 32 people. deadly attacks are leading to
stanch criticism of angela merkel for her stance of letting syrian refugees into her country. she said today, responding in a new year's eve message -- >> translator: in going about our life and our work, we are telling the terrorists you are murderers full of hatred, but you will not determine how we live and want to live. we are free, compassionate and open. with the images in our minds of bombed out aleppo and syria, we have to say once again how important and right it was for our country to help those who really need our protection find their feet here and integrate in the past year. >> joining us now, walid fer rah, former campaign policy adviser to president-elect trump. welcome, sir, good to see you today. >> happy new year to you. >> as we get set to welcome 2017, there are a host of problems facing the new administration. with angela merkel saying
islamic terrorism is germany's biggest test right now and threat, isn't it ironic since she es somely set up the problem in a big way by allowing over a million people to come into her country, many of the vetting processes from the time, she faces a test now because she could be voted out of office. >> i remember myself, before the waves start moving from syria, by the way, europe and the current administration did not address the issue of syria. there are root causes here. we addressed it at the european parliament and we warned that the waves are going to come, they're penetrated by jihadists. germany felt that. the chancellor is trying to say that has nothing to do. had to do what i had to do in terms of humanitarian duties, but we are now facing that terrorist threat. i think in 2017 there needs to be a different discourse and conversation both in europe and
north america, internationally, about how to distinguish and make sure we don't have jihad iftds in europe and the united states. >> what do you think the test has to be? >> first of all, a conversation here at home. i'm bringing it to washington between the new administration which is determined. first of all, the new administration of president-elect trump names those ideologies, and second we have a majority in congress that wants to do that conversation and once we have it done, then we're going to have a new national security dock rin and we go to europe and talk to european leaders. they need us. they have been attacked on and on. what happened in berlin, what happened in france are chief indicators. >> during the campaign, mr. trump made no secret of the fact that he was very critical about what was happening in europe and was very concerned about the terrorism threat, and also blasted for his inability to look at extreme vetting from countries where there's a high degree of terrorists coming from
those nations. >> the old policies, both in washington and in brussels, otherwise why are we having all these attacks and intelligence communities is telling us we are conducting investigations in all 50 states, europeans are conducting investigations in all 27 countries that they have. what did not work before needs to be examined, reexamined and a new policy and strategy has to be devised. what has been said on the campaign trail basically will become the nucleus of the next policy once it is discussed, debated and we have a unified position with regard to this policy. >> looking at the larger picture over what's happened in the middle east and yufreurope, a lf critics have been saying the obama white house essentially looked the other way, did not back countries when they needed help, particularly in terms of what happened in syria. what do you think is going to -- what's it going to need to
regain trust of nations around the world to look at the united states as a real leader and moving forward in a way they feel they can count on the u.s. to have their back. >> in your onwn introduction, yu addressed it. first of all, we ab ban danned allies, not just israel, but egypt, the gulf and other places. the administration allied itself or partnered with its own people, muslim brotherhood and some of the jihadists. and then the nuclear agreement, abandoning the iranian people. all of that has to be reviewed again and then we have to move in a different direction. reinstalling a good alliance with our partners on the one hand. on the other hand, we need to signal to the factions in the middle east that there is a different u.s. policy now and we're not going to be basically withdrawing from the region. we're going to come back but
with alliances and coalition. >> really quickly, what's the legacy of the obama white house from your perspective, the international legacy? >> it is going to be a long time before we determine that, but it is abandonment of our allies. >> good to see you. thank you very much. great insights. >> happy new year. a sobering reminder of america's sacrifices in the middle east. adds we mark ten years since the execution of saddam hussein. we'll talk to a former cia analyst who interrogated the dictator and why he says the u.s. got it so wrong. as millions flock to times square for to it in's big new year's eve bash, a look behind the scenes at the security measures in place to safeguard the public. >> we always have to react to what's happening in the world, adding additional layers, reacting to what happened in niese, what happened in berlin. now we're concerned about that
welcome babbling everybody. more than a million people expected in times square tonight. getting set for the biggest party of the year to ring in the new year. police beefing up security in midtown manhattan with more than 7,000 officers keeping close watch. bryan llenas in times square right now with more on what authorities are doing to keep everybody safe. >> reporter: look, the celebration has been happening for 112 kwleers in times square in the middle of new york city. it's america's party, everybody here to see the ball drop. you're right, up to 2 million people expected in and around times square. some waiting since 8:00 a.m. to get in. now they're just sitting and waiting for midnight. in terms of security, you're right. 7,000 police officers, uniformed
and plainclothes are here to protect the crowd. we've got bomb sniffing dogs, counterterrorism units ready to go in case of any situation. manholes covers sealed, trash cans removed. what's different this year, for the first time they're actually using sanitation trucks, 65 sanitation trucks weighing 20 tons each, some filled with 15 tons of sapd have been put in strategic locations to protect against truck attacks like we saw in niese france where they killed 86 people and in germany two weeks ago. that's why the trucks are being used to protect against that type of attack. that's unprecedented. besides the security that has been put in place, we've also been seeing the crowds. people, like i said, have been here since 8:00 a.m. from all over the world, from mexico and
united kingdom and of course right here in the states. this is what some of them had to say. >> the wind is bad. other than that, it's not too bad. i can't really complain. you meet a lot of people. a lot of people from all over the world telling different stories, so you get to know everyone. >> it's new year's eve, times square. you have to live it once in your life at least. >> it's been cold. they handed out free pizza. so that was pretty decent. made some friends. >> dealing with the cold for 10, 12 hours. no alcohol, no big bags and no bathrooms, but it's all worth it for this once-in-a-lifetime kind of event when you can make it to times square for the big party. uma, happy new year. >> happy new year. real troopers out there. bryan, thank you. shifting gears. on this final weekend of 2016, we mark a sobering anniversary. it's been ten years since saddam
hussein was executed for crimes against humanity, many calling that an important milestone in building a democracy in iraq. one man had the unique opportunity to get to know saddam hussein. cia analyst john nixon has written a book detailing that encounter called "debriefing the president: the interrogation of saddam hussein." he joins us now. thank you for joining us. >> thank you for having me. >> you had the rare opportunity to spend time with the iraqi dictator when he was at the lowest point in his life, disheveled after u.s. forces found him in that hole in the ground where he was hiding. you spent months with him and had many conversations. did you find him to be defiant or humbled by the events that led to his capture. >> he was really both. in the beginning he was defiant. but over time he was also a little bit humbled.
he had to adjust himself to his new surroundings. he was able to adjust himself very quickly. he was a man of many surprises. >> i found it very interesting in your book that you talk about the opportunities that you had to spar with him over his brutal methods, debated history and leadership. did you find him at all to be a man with intellect, or was he simply consumed with having power? >> he was a man who didn't have a deep intellect, but he understood iraq and understood iraqis and understood those people better than we did. i think where saddam tripped up was on understanding the larger picture of where iraq was in the world in international relations. he tended to have a very poor understanding of international relations and also of the united states. >> you're right, the world would have been better off if hussein stay in power. why do you feel this way? >> i look at what's happened
over the past ten years. to be quite honest with you, i can't find anything good that came from his removal from power and i can find a lot of bad things that happened. certainly the destabilization of the region, the rising of sectarianism in the region, the rise of isis, a terrible event. we can all sort of attach to his removal from power, and also the rise of iranian power and hi gemini in the region. >> he also understood the concerns about terrorism. he did want to fight against terrorists in his country. >> yes. one of the surprises we found, saddam felt the united states and iraq were natural allies in the fight against terror. he couldn't understand why we thought he had anything to do with 9/11, which he didn't. and he thoug9/11 would bring un states t states and iraq closer
together. the bush administration decided they wanted to get rid of saddam hussein for whatever reason. it was a very bad miscalculation. you know something? we skrould -- we lost an opportunity to work on our real enemies which is groups like al qaeda. >> do you blame the bush white house for the actions that it took? >> i think that the bush white house from beginning to end made -- whenever faced with a decision of before to go and what to do always made the wrong choice. >> very interesting. did he seem at all remorseful in the actions he took against his own people, any of the methods he used in terms of fighting the war? >> no. he was never really remorseful. he always seemed to justify what he did. if we pointed out -- he would get upset when we would point out human rights abuses.
he would try to explain what happened, either blame it on somebody else or say we did not understand the real circumstances. >> did you see fear in his eyes? was he afraid in the end knowing that he would likely be executed for his crimes? >> no, no. i never saw saddam fearful of anything. if anything, he was unflappable when it came to fear. even in the end, in the videotape of him being executed, he looks better than everybody else. and i don't see any fear in him. he faced his executioner ins, like i thought he would. >> he was very proud of his accomplishments, felt defiant and said, basically, he made peace with that i guess. >> well, you know, for him, he said to me, i'm at peace with god and at peace with myself for what i've done. he was not a likable perp. i didn't like him.
at the end, i was tired of talking to him. >> whatthat's what i wanted to you. what did you come away with in that experience? how did it change you? >> in so many ways. i came away with a grudging respect pour the way he ran his country and how he was able to hold it together for so long. he said to me you're going to find you can't run this country very well, it's hard to run iraq. he was right. >> it's a fascinating book and i urge our viewers to take a look at it. it provides unbelievable insights. i thank you for shaerg those en sites with us today. >> thank you for having me. >> all the best to you. thank you. many people are making resolutions for the start of the new year hoping for a healthier or more successful 2017. our next guest will talk to us about how to stick to some of those goals, not just for a few weeks, but throughout the whole year and a lifetime. stay with us.
we are back. on this new year's eve so many of us are getting ready to make our declarations about new year's resolutions, along with laying out strategies of success, happiness and abundance. many people give up after a few weeks following through on the resolutions and their expectations. my next guest says we need to rethink how we look forward with a new sense of purpose. frank mckinney is a five-time best-selling author and entrepreneurs who holds workshops around the country on how to achieve your dreams. good to see you. >> excited to be here. >> happy new year to you. this is a time where a lot of people try to set goals, make resolutions, try to lay out a plan for a successful year. you say it's not so much about being inspired in terms of setting those goals, being
motivated. it's about aspiring to put that piece of it into your life. how do you do that? >> we'll set these resolutions today. even the word resolution sounds like there's resolutions. i like to use the word aspiration. motivation, motivated to go on a diet. motivation wears off like the soap going off your body and down the drain at night. inspiration, i can be inspired to go to the gym every day. that dissipates like the effects of a bad sunburn. aspiration, when you aspire to something greater than you can comprehend, your dna changes for you and for the people that you love. so with these -- these people will set resolutions tonight and by february 1st, they'll be going to the refrigerator and pulling out the chocolate cake. >> talk about aspiration, how does that translate? >> aspiration -- for me i've aspired for only a handful of things. it was beyond my ability for me to comprehend being a
five-time best-selling author. so setting something greater -- my daughter who is here with me, she wants to be on the news some day. that's a huge goal to set out there. we aspire to that. motivation will not last as a species, as human beings, don't beat yourself up over the fact that you can't stay motivated. once you identify something you aspire to become, a legacy you aspire to leave behind or maybe somebody you aspire to emulate, you'll see yourself stick to some of these things, not resolutions, not goals, but aspirational endeavors. >> more the big picture and going towards that. >> absolutely something -- we're tired of moving from one initiative to the next when it comes to setting goals. we beat ourselves up for not attaining those goals. i have aspired to things greater than i ever could have comprehended. i might lose motivation during a day or lose my inspiration, but
i'll never loose sight of that aspirational goal i put out there. >> how do you tell people about planning a strategy for that aspirati aspiration. >> keep it simple. i have a saying, simplify to amplify your life. let's not make a list of ten initiatives. let's just take one, the one takeaway i ask people to take from this, don't beat yourself up anymore over the fact that motivation doesn't last or inspiration wears off. we really take a toll on ourselves by doing that. once we aspire to thing greater -- >> why do you think this concept is connecting with people you work with? >> there's a lot of guilt associated with taking on something you're motivated to do because there's a whole lot of things -- we all have ad, not add, ad, attention deficit. we're all bombarded. there's a lot of negativity out there, let's face it. >> absolutely. >> when i peel away the layers of the onion, why do you want to
lose weight? well, i don't look good. frank, stop asking me. i just want to be happy. >> that's what it is. >> happiness is fleeting. how do you skip on happiness and land on joy? there's a simple solution to that. luke 12:48 says to whom much is entrusted, much is expected. it's a great life mantra even if you're not into religion. phiing a spirfinding a spiritua highest calling. we know what we want to do to put foot on the table and money in our pocket, but spiritually once i connected the two, there was a low point in my life when it was all about making money with real estate and i had a bunch of cars in the garage and clothes in the close set, but i had no heart in my soul. we've built 20 self-sustaining
villages in haiti. >> you've been an unbelievable humanitarian in haiti, helping those folks. i know this is a short conversation. you've offered us some really interesting things to think about as we get set try to follw some of those things you talk about and hopefully we're going to lead a life with purpose. >> your 2017 will be great and yours is going to be great, just keep aspiring. >> absolutely. all right, frank, thank you very much. appreciate it. the disturbing numbers of illegal immigrants to cross our borders and the challenges they pose for federal agents. as we're counting down 2016, here's a look at celebrations around the world where they're already saying happy new year for real.
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a fox news alert now, taking you to jfk airport. the plane that the russian government said it was sending to the u.s. to pick up those 35 expelled diplomats now on the tarmac at dulles international airport outside of washington, d.c. dulles airport there. those russians are those that were ordered out of the country following the concerns about alleged activities to hack into our government and try to influence the u.s. election. we'll keep you posted as more developments become available to us. all right. turkish authorities releasing a "wall street journal" reporter nearly three days after he was detained in the country. he is going free from a detention facility there. an editor for "the journal" says he was denied calls to his family and even a lawyer while in custody. sources telling the journal the reporter was held for violating a government ban on isis videos.
a new report from the department of homeland security revealing disturbing statistics about our nation's borders. dhs reporting that 15% is surging in illegal immigration into the u.s. but the increase is not coming from mexico. will carr joining us live from our west coast news bureau on this. will? >> that's right, uma. once again the surge is coming from countries in central america just like we saw in 2014. according to those numbers released on friday by the department of homeland security, total apprehension across the country jumped. border patrol arrests alone were up 23% this year. homeland security points out the numbers were lower than they were routinely from the '80s to 2008 when most immigrants coming across from mexico. jeh johnson says we continue to better focus our interior resources on removing individuals who may pose threats to public safety, specifically
convicted criminals and threats to national security. he goes on to say significantly an increasing percentage of those deported from the interior were convicted of serious over 90% in 2016 as compared to 51% in 2009. but the number of families and children sneaking across the border is higher than 2015 and 2014 when we saw the last surge linked to gang violence and misinformation in central america. it also comes as there's been reports that this year's surge could be linked with president-elect trump's tough stance on border security. >> we will build a great wall and we will stop illegal immigration for once and for all. >> the report also says sanctuary cities played a significant impact in the removal of illegal immigrants and had a negative impact for that, uma. >> all right, will, thank you very much. appreciate it. well, that's a wrap for us here in studio j. i want to wish all of you a
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welcome to the journal editorial report as we look ahead to 2017. after the most unconventional presidential campaign in modern history, the country and the world await the arrival of president donald trump. so from his policy priorities to his communication strategy, just what should we expect? after the billionaire businessman takes the oath of office on january 20. let's ask wall street journal columnist and deputy editor dan henninger, joe rago and mary kissel and james freeman. so, dan, let's go to you first. what have we learned about donald trump