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>> we have a big three hour tomorrow. >> love it. it will be fun. >> see you tomorrow. have a good day. >> the manhunt for that killer after another deadly attack has hit turkey. eight people so far have been arrested but the shooter is not among them. all in connection with that massacre that happened over the weekend at the istanbul nightclub that left 39 people dead. now isis praising that shooter as one of its own. good morning, i'm eric sean. this is america's newsroom. >> bill and martha are off today. turkey is vowing to bring the terrorists to justice. the initial moments of the attack. gunman shot and killed 39 people and wounded many more on
new year's eve. many victims were foreigners. one american was among the wounded. >> benjamin hall is live in london with the aftermath. what's the latest? >> istanbul remains on high alert as this manhunt gets underway. police still trying to confirm his identity. this the same day isis claimed responsibility for the massacre on new year's eve. today the funerals of some of those killed began taking place. identity of more victims were released. among the 39 killed. 27 were foreign including victims from israel, germany, russia, france, india, belgium, jordan, saudi arabia. isis said the attack had been carried out by a solder of theirs and retaliation for turkish air strikes in syria. more details of the attack have also been emerging. the gunman who fired up to 180 bullets stopped to change
magazine five times. he arrived at the club by taxi before rushing through the entrance with a gun he had taken from the boot of the car and interesting he had an escape route planned. he changed clothes on the way out. that's different than normal isis attack. there is still concerns for follow-up attack in istanbul. >> while they're trying to confirm the identity of the suspect who more do we know about the terrorist? >> his identity still unknown. police do suspect he might be part of the same isis cell which attacked the airport back in june. that attack left 41 killed. as a result turkish officials believe the attacker might be from the central asian countries. today victims also began talking about the deadly scene inside the club. >> i was in the party and i was drinking. somebody come and shot everyone
in the club. and we were on the floor, something like that. and thank god we are safe now and are good. >> this horrible new year's eve massacre still unsolved. attacker still on the loose. eight people arrested but the attacker not among them. until he is found police say they remain vigilant on high alert. >> the state department confirms that 35 russian diplomats and their families have left the united states. the obama administration expelled them over moscow's hacking of the democratic national committee as president-elect trump is set to be briefed on those hacking allegations. peter doocy is live from trump tower in new york city.
the president elect is still skeptical russia was behind the hacking, why? >> the president-elect says he has evidence he wants to keep under his hat until tomorrow or the next day and that is the reason that he is skeptical. but he is not -- the president-elect is not trying to suggest u.s. intel community is trying to mislead anybody but he doesn't think they have the track record that deserve trust all the time. >> i just want them to be sure because it's a pretty serious charge. i want them to be sure. if you look at the weapons of mass destruction, that was a disaster. they were wrong. and so i want them to be sure. i think it's unfair if they don't know. i know a lot about hacking and hacking is a very hard thing to prove. so it could be somebody else and i also know things that other people don't know and so they cannot be sure of this situation. >> mr. trump also says no
computer is safe anywhere in the world. if somebody wanted something to be kept a secret they should write it on a piece of paper and have it delivered by courier. >> he is planning to keep in place the sanctions against russia? >> his team said the president-elect plans to wait until after getting this highly classified briefing about possible russian involvement in the election process. intel officials are going to meet with mr. trump to explain why it is they're so certain russia is the culprit and while mr. trump decides if he wants to double down his team is saying they think there is a double standard when it comes to who gets punished by the obama white house. >> in april of 2015 the chinese stole millions of personal documents classified information on individuals who have and are serving in our government and yet there was not a single statement from the white house then. so in this case you have 35 people being expelled, 12
degrees of sanctions being imposed, to sites being happened. is this a political sponsor a dip -- diplomat ickx response? >> it started with complaining that the punishment was too little too late. the next president may get rid of those the transition team inis cess there is no rift between the incoming white house and the next congress. >> happy new year. >> happy new year. >> let's go to john mccormick a senior writer for "the weekly standard". are these expulsions too little too late to stem russian aggression and this behavior? >> given everything that has happened over the last several years, not just these credible accusations of hacking the campaign, the fact that russia invaded ukraine and shot down a civilian airliner. i think this does seem like a
symbolic slap on the wrist. i do think that president-elect trump should think through he is skeptical right now that russia was behind the hacking but what would be the appropriate response if he does come to the conclusion they did this and is 35 -- is this enough? are they going to do something to stop this from happening in the future? >> what type of response he could receiver engage on that would send a stronger message, is mr. trump capable of doing that? >> he definitely seems to be cozying up to russia. had a positive view of putin for sometime. he agreed with mitt romney in 2014 when he said russia was a top political foe in. trump sided with romney and said he was right and obama was wrong. you can't say that obama was wrong for mocking mitt romney in 2012 and saying russia is no big threat. decide one way or the other.
i don't know what the response would be. that's something the president-elect and national security team will think through. you want to create a deterrent so the russians realize they won't do it in the future and other people won't do it in the future. i don't know exactly what that is. you need to think in terms of deterrents and not just symbolic slap at these people. >> some in washington are troubled by this, cia and f.b.i. concluding the russians hacked the election with the intention of tipping the election and others say try to have a reset with russia. >> it is true the cia and f.b.i. haven't released all the information. they say they don't want to compromise their sources for how they've done the research. maybe we'll learn more in time. i don't know how much we need to know publicly to come to a conclusion on this. president-elect trump needs to step back and consider the context of russia's relationship. he will be the president of the
united states and leader of the free world. vladimir , any tweets that make it seem like he is cozying up to putin, praising him for his smarts is not a gr luck for the president of the united states. >> mr. trump hasn't had that view of him as a thug. do you think he has new information about the hacking, do you think we'll have a change of tune once he gets the intelligence briefing and do you think there will be a bit of a change of tune for mr. trump once he becomes president of the united states? >> i don't know. lots of times on what he does learn. i do think president-elect trump and team should reject the -- there are 17 reasons off the top of my head why hillary clinton lost that had nothing to do with wikileaks. both campaigns had private conversations released. the election turned out the way
it turned out. you can make the case there are many reasons besides wikileaks. if russia did have a role in it it didn't decide the outcome of the election. the defensiveness by trump and his team isn't a good look to accept the premise of the democrats trying to delegitimize the election. the election shook out the way it did. i'll act in the interests of america regardless how it looks in terms of partisan politics and stand up what's right for america >> we'll see what he will say after the briefing and tell us in a couple of days what he has and it fits moscow's m.o. trying to destabilize and cast doubt on the credibility of the west. thank you for being with us this morning and happy new year, by the way. >> happy new year. >> flames and debris rained down as two planes collide in midair. what caused this deadly tragedy? >> pressing for change at the
united nations. how one former u.s. ambassador to the u.n. says the president-elect should retaliate for that anti-israel resolution. >> and the obama administration retaliating for alleged russian hacking. some call them too little too late. a fair and balance debate right ahead. >> not enough, shannon, too late. vladimir putin is kgb. has been and always will be. president obama has consistently looked the other way. tech: at safelite, we know how busy your life can be.
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>> federal officials are investigating the deadly midair collision of two small planes that happened just outside dallas. police say the two small planes were operating under visual flight rules. they were not in contact with an air traffic controller. three people sadly were killed in that midair collision. >> now to the u.s. response to alleged russian hacking. we're hearing more praise from congressional republicans for president obama's sanctions. arkansas senator tom cotton is supporting the sanction but joins a growing group of lawmakers who say this action should have come a long time ago. >> not enough, shannon, and certainly too late. vladimir putin is kgb. always has been and always will
be. president obama has consistently looked the other way from russia's provocations and aggressions. i'm glad the president has finally realized the threat russia poses to the united states and our interests but wish he had recognized it eight years ago. >> joining us now is the news editor for town hall .com and marian marsh. republicans were in agreement russia must be held accountable. we saw senator cotton and house speaker paul ryan, mick mccall all saying they support what president obama is doing right now with the sanctions but also saying it's not enough and also asking why now? mary ann? >> president obama should have done much more much sooner. there is evidence the administration new about the hacking as far as 2015. too little too late. it is more than what donald trump will do and we know this has affected the election and
know they've had the willingness and ability to hack into not only the election but other things and no one seems to be doing anything about it and now it looks like obama and trump are trying to run out the clock, obama trying to get out the door and maybe release this report on his way out the door. he needs to release the report today and donald trump is trying to run out the clock until he runs the government and nothing else will be done and every american should be outraged. >> you said we know russia hacked into the election. you have to be careful here. they didn't hack into the election. a poll said more than 50% of democrats believe russia actually hacked into the voting tallies and changed them. that's false. that's the narrative that said people are going with. we want to clear that up first of all. katie, the hacking one of many troubling moves by russia. senator cotton saying this country interfered with nato ships, crimea. he said the hacking with minor
compared to other actions. why tie these sanctions only to the hacking? >> i also think it's important to point out russia did not hack into voting machines as some people allege. they hacked into the dnc but the interference had no impact on the election results in terms of numbers. so that's the first thing. i think it's important to point out neither political party should be benefiting from russian interference. it is true that over the last eight years russia has done a lot to interfere not just with elections in europe and united states and also with being very provocative in their part of the world. we haven't necessarily issued a proper response. there is that famous moment between mitt romney and barack obama during the 2012 election where romney warned about russia and the implications it could have on the united states and world and president obama said he wanted his foreign
policy back from the 1980s and here we are today. important we recognize russia is not a friend to the united states. they're trying to warm up to our country and important to put politics aside and realize the best interests of the united states is not cozying up to the russians. >> mary ann. >> this is more than politics. the fact is this isn't a democratic or republican issue but an american issue. when anybody, let alone russia tries to interfere with our democracy, which is what this is, everyone should unite against it. the problem is every chance donald trump has had the opportunity to pick between russia and putin and america, he has picked russia and putin every time. during the campaign, during the election. since the election. right up to this very day. that's the problem. number two, we do not yet know whether or not russia did get into any of the machines or anything else because no one has looked at the machines. they hacked into the national
connection -- >> they're not connected to the internet. >> katie, i'll spare you on this one. don't go any quurts than that. the rest of this story has yet to be told. when it is every american should be horrified and very concerned that donald trump not only sides with putin and the russians every time. he won't do anything about this and everyone should ask why. >> if you make that argument you could argue that president obama sides with the russians. he knew about this in the fall of 2015. the year before the election and did nothing about it. why? he thought hillary clinton was going to win. he thought she would walk into the white house and secure his legacy and she lost and therefore now president obama is doing something about it because it didn't benefit him. so if we'll argue that one side of the aisle is on the side of the russians, president obama has been in office for the past eight years and russia has been emboldened to continue their actions with the united states and their part of the world.
>> thank you for joining us. >> north korea ringing in the new year with a warning. a new weapon in the arsenal could reach us and he says it's almost ready for testing. >> a new call to fight the united nations in the wake of a resolution condemning israel. we'll talk with a key member of prime minister netanyahu's cabinet. first here is president-elect trump. >> i'm very strong with israel. i think israel has been treated very unfairly by a lot of different people. you look at resolutions in the united nations, look at what's happened. they're up for 20 reprimands and other nations that are horrible places, horrible places that treat people horribly haven't even been reprimanded. there is something going on and i think it's very unfair. ntures look cl, ntures look cl, in reality they're not. if a denture were to be put under a microscope, we can see all the bacteria that still exists on the denture,
>> the new year brings a new warning from north korea. kim jung un saying the regime is close to testing an intercontinental ballistic missile. it would be a breakthrough in their weapons program. he didn't say whether a test was imminent but his birthday is on january 8th and last year north korea conducted a test on january 6th. >> there is new fallout from the united nations security council resolution condemning israeli settlements. former u.s. ambassador to the united states john bolton calling on the trump administration to retaliate against the u.n. and countries that voted for the resolution. he said i think what they should do. we'll give everybody a chance to repeal the resolution and pass something that's
acceptable and if not we'll take steps to show our unhappiness. i think it was a very bad idea. joining us now is israel's minister of education and member of the security cabinet and head of the jewish home party, a settlement supporter. minister, welcome. thank you for joining us from jerusalem this morning. let me first ask is it fair to punish the whole united nations do you think when the security council represents 15 different views of 15 different nations and is not the u.n. itself? >> well, i think the united nations has turned into a ridiculous body that is fighting the free world instead of supporting the free world in its battle against radical islam which is really the main enemy. you know, israel is the size of new jersey and on our borders of a country the size of new jersey we have isis, al qaeda, hezbollah and hamas. we're out there fighting them
and defending the free world against radical islam. and then comes the united nations and stabs us in the back, which is the most ridiculous thing to do. that's why i think it does make sense to try to straighten out this organization and make it be its own value. >> some say that it's strayed from the values. the u.n. watch says 2016 the general assembly passed 20 resolutions, 20 against israel and four against the rest of the world. why is it seemingly so israeli myopic? >> because it's worked. this is a distorted view of the world. we have countries like iran, venezuela that are huge abruisers of human rights and they are out condemning israel, which is an open and free democracy. i don't know how many people out there know in israel supreme court judges are arab.
we have arab members enjoy full equal rights, pay their taxes, show me another country in this region that has such an open and free democracy. we're the ones out fighting for the free world against radical islam. why would you throw us under the bus? why would the u.n. do that? certainly we need to re-evaluate the whole operations of the united nations. >> you talk about throwing under the bus the sporters of the resolution in the last week would not agree with that. what do you say to the critics and the resolution that says the settlements and the building you support are violation of international law. it is israel being provocative and aggressive and not help the two-state palestinian solution as well as endangering peace? >> well, 180 degrees wrong. there is already a palestine. we founded a palestine in gaza and they screwed it up. they turned it into enemy
territory. they turned it into another afghanistan. they used it as a launch pad to shoot thousands of rockets on tel aviv and israel. so there is already a two-state solution. we don't need another palestinian state that would create havoc in israel. >> what is that two-state solution? you've called for the annexing of the west bank. will israel take that responsibility and wouldn't that insight the arab world especially the arab street. >> we're not annexing anything. it was our land granted to us by the league of nations in 1920. anyone who opens up the bible also sees the land of israel has belonged to the jews for about 4,000 years. so it is not anyone's land to give us. it is the jewish land and the whole western world understands that. we're applying our law. >> i'm sorry to interrupt. the palestinian authority doesn't agree with that.
they recognized israel in 1992 but not as a jewish state. >> i know. they don't think the -- the arab world does not think the jews should have a jewish state anywhere and not here in israel. we get that. we aren't telling ourselves that somehow the radical islam world will ever accept us. we get it. neither nor isis will ever accept a jewish state here. but that's why we're strong. that's why we're out there fighting and i think we're a beacon of light in this very tumultuous region. president-elect trump, who is a big american patriot, he gets it. he understands that it's time for a fresh approach. i think his success in the business world is a result of creativity of bold approaches and that is what we need now here in the middle east. not to go down the path that failed so many times but to
re-evaluate everything. >> certainly there have been decades of this continuation and he has called for an ultimate deal. we'll see what happens when he takes office. thank you for joining us. you were born in in israel but your parents are from san francisco. you understand both sides very well. thank you. >> thank you very much. >> patti ann. >> a football game turns into a political platform. why two demonstrators dodged security to hang a giant banner in protest and president obama set to meet with democratic lawmakers this week. how he is hoping to save his signature healthcare law. >> if we don't get rid of obamacare it will destroy healthcare in north carolina and all over the united states. it will be the end. i'm asking for your vote so we can replace obamacare and save healthcare. i don't want one thad a big wreck
>> we have a fox news alert on our top story today. authorities in turkey searching for that gunman who shot and killed 39 people in that nightclub on new year's eve. turkish officials say eight people have so far been arrested but the shooter, the terrorist is still on the run. isis now claims responsibility for this attack claiming the gunman is one of its soldiers. turkey meanwhile is retaliating against the radical islamic terrorist group saying its military has hit 100 isis targets in syria just in the last 24 hours. >> president obama will huddle with democratic lawmakers this week hoping to save his healthcare law as president-elect trump and republicans say repealing obamacare is a top priority. steve moore is an economic advisor and fox news contributor. let's start with what
republicans say are the failings of obamacare, the cost of premiums didn't go down, it went up for most people. most couldn't keep their doctor if they liked their doctor. what would you say are the biggest flaws of the affordable care act? >> well, i think you mentioned two of the biggest. the fact that people couldn't keep their own doctor and hospital, but i think the much bigger one was the exploding costs. i think that's what one of the leading factors that won donald trump the election. it was a couple of weeks before the election when the news came out that under obamacare premiums were going up 20 to 25% in some cases. some say 50 to 75%. that isn't sustainable. obamacare was supposed to save families money and instead the costs were exploding. the other thing that was happening, patti ann, that i think was one of the reasons that donald trump really wants to get rid of obamacare is there are so many counties in the united states right now, episcopal fly a lot of rural areas where instead of having a multitude of choices in terms
of healthcare providers and insurance you only had one. and i think some estimates one out of four counties in america you only have one insurance company. that's not a lot of choice. i think what republicans need to do if they will win the debate is show to the american people they can come up with an alternative that covers everybody and give them way more choices m terms of what kind of health insurance you want. >> that's the key. mr. trump has vowed to repeal obamacare and replace it with something better. but he has also said the replacement might include the more popular elements of aca. you are one of his advisors. what do you envision for the replacement? >> the first thing you have to do is get rid of one of the features that has driven up cost called the mandated benefit program which says something like 35 or 40 services that every health insurance has to have. and that makes insurance much more expensive especially for young people, patti ann. i have two kids just out of college.
even with all the subsidies provided under obamacare the cost of an insurance plan under obamacare for a young person are two to three times higher than they would be if they could just go and shop around. you have to get rid of the mandated benefit program and then the other thing you have to do is start looking at things like the 50 worker rule. remember, the other feature of obamacare that i neglected to mention is that it hurt the economy and hurt employment because employers can't afford the coverage. the way they hold their insurance coverage down is by hiring fewer workers. those are all the kinds of things you need to change in this law and by the way, the big issue is that the democrats and republicans will be loggerheads on this as you said. this is barack obama -- not just his signature issue but his legacy. democrats will fight like a fourth down on the one-yard line to try to prevent republicans from repealing this. the republicans i think have to be able to prove to the american people we'll provide coverage for everybody but we'll do it in ways take really lower your costs and provide
you much more competition and choice. >> the democrats are meeting one day after congress reconvenes to figure out how to fight this. it is a big battle brewing. >> it will be difficult for them. let's face it. they don't have a majority in the house or the senate. they won't have the white house. the issue going forward is whether republicans can do this through what's called the reconciliation process which is to say they could actually repeal key features of obamacare with just 51 votes in the senate. if that happens democrats can scream and holler all they won't but won't be able to prevent republicans from doing this. >> eric. >> patti ann, did you see the big protest at the nfl game over the weekend? two people were arrested for unveiling a banner and hanging it from the rafters. it opposed the dakota access pipeline. >> the sign could have fallen, they could have fallen.
>> protestors are taken into custody under unveiling a banner above fans at u.s. bank stadium on sunday. they climbed to the top of the stadiums and dangled from the beams with many wondering how they were able to get through security. with their sign and equipment. >> i talked to a couple of fans sitting right there and the lady said the lady carried the sign in in her backpack. and then they climbed up the stairs. i don't know how they got past skaousht at that point. >> police arrested three people including the two who rappeled from the ceiling. >> it is not done by us. for me to say how they got through wouldn't be fair. >> their sign was an attempt to draw attention to the dakota access pipeline that they say threatens tribal lands in north dakota. >> they're trying to shed light on their message and achieved
their goal. >> a spokesman said they want the sponsor for the stadium. u.s. bank, to stop supporting the pipeline. >> they have 175 million dollars invested in energy transfer partners, the parent company to the dakota access pipeline. it is a great place to stage a very public demonstration urging the bank to divest from the pipeline. >> the pipeline company is going to court to try to finish the project. in washington, kelly wright, fox news. >> president-elect trump wants to be completely confident about intelligence clai ms that
russian hackers tried to influence the presidential election and why he wants to meet with intel officials and press them on it. >> we'll have a whale of a tale. look at that to big the new year in the big apple. ♪ everything your family touches sticks with them. make sure the germs they bring home don't stick around. use clorox disinfecting products. because no one kills germs better than clorox.
>> new year's eve attracts all kinds of visitors to new york city. check this out. this year a whale was spotted swimming in the east river off manhattan. a police patrol boat discovered it and snapped this picture. the coast guard said it appears to be a humpback. they'll keep an eye on it until it heads back out to open water. >> president-elect donald trump says he wants to sit down with intelligence officials to press them claims that russia was behind those cyberattacks during the presidential election. as you know, mr. trump has cast doubt on the conclusions of the intelligence agencies and went some detail about it when he spoke to reporters on new year's eve. >> i just want them to be sure. it's a pretty serious charge. i want them to be sure and if you look at the weapons of mass destruction, that was a disaster. and they were wrong. and so i want them to be sure.
i think it's unfair if they don't know and i know a lot about hacking. and hacking is a very hard thing to prove. it could be somebody else. i also know things that other people don't know. and so they cannot be sure of the situation. >> what do you know that other people don't know? >> you'll find out on tuesday or wednesday. >> she is vice president of the jones group and a fox news contributor and joins us now. jillian, you heard mr. trump says he knows a lot of things other people don't know and reveal it on tuesday or wednesday. what could he possibly know? >> he probably -- my guess there is he probably has got some cyber experts on his staff internally who he trusts and relying on here. the great thing is i think he will sit down with the intelligence community and hopefully hash this out with them. this is really a great opportunity to get this
relationship back on track. i think it's in his interest for his administration and the interest of the american people to have president-elect donald trump with a really good relationship with the intelligence community. so i'm hopeful this will be this -- this meeting will be a little bit of an opportunity to reset it. it sort of derailed before he assumed office. >> derailed, it is kind of exploded. do you think it's possible to, as you say, reset that? how do you think this meeting will go and what do you think the officials will actually present to mr. trump to maybe convince him that russia allegedly was behind all this? >> i think that every american president, when they assume office, has the chance to really forge their own unique relationship with the intelligence folks. it is different from administration to administration. we have to look to president bush and president obama to see how it's ebbed and flowed over
the years. the best administrations are close relationships with the intelligence community. even if they sometimes get it wrong, which they do. they stand by them. they don't publicly hang them out to dry. they don't betray them. and they encourage them to really think outside the box and be innovative. so i think that donald trump's best chance for success with them here and vice versa is to be honest and candid. they'll lay out information they maybe haven't before for him. i don't think -- no matter what they present to him by way of new information, i don't think they'll convince him that russian hacking swayed the election to his advantage. but i think what they will convince him of is that there -- that russia at least attempted to interfere, there were intrusions and the best way to go forward. >> do you think he'll come out after the meeting saying they presented me with this information, i believe that russia was behind it, influencing it but it did not
result in the impact or do you think he'll say i believe what i believe and they still have to show me more? >> i certainly hope that he comes out of this with some more support and respect for those folks. i know he feels betrayed by them and i know he feels like they've been politically motivated throughout the course of his campaign. this is a chance to really get down to the nitty-gritty with them and form a new assessment that is not based on how the media is portraying the intelligence community but based on his interactions with them and this is where this gets really important. if you can establish a baseline level of trust with them it will go a long way. i hope he comes out of the meeting saying that. i think it's been very hurtful not only to him but to america's national interests when he repeatedly calls out their sort of biggest, most public failure, which was the 2003 mistake about weapons of mass destruction and hussein's iraq. that's old news. i think it was 14 years ago now.
most of the people who were serving then are gone. >> at the time others pointed to the fact that hussein had 500 tons of mustard gas never accounted for. 20 seconds you talk about being hurt. you are a veteran of intelligence for years. how do you feel about what has happened and what is your advice to mr. trump? >> i don't like it. i think it's damaging to america's prestige around the world. so if president tumble can muster enough trust and support coming out of this meeting to proclaim that publicly it makes us better and it will project strength abroad to russia and all of our other adversaries around the world. >> jillian turner, thank you. patti ann. >> an urgent situation at our southern border. what is being done to handle a massive spike in illegal immigration sgl. a vandal in
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>> folks in los angeles getting a surprise when the new year sun came up over the hollywood hills. someone used tarps to change the os in the icon i can hollywood sign to es. as you can see it read holly weed. voters legalized marijuana use. the vandal was caught on surveillance video at 3:00 in the morning. that suspect could face misdemeanor trespassing charges. thankfully the suspect did not permanently change that famous sign.
>> u.s. officials are grappling with a massive spike in illegal immigration. new data shows a 15% surge in the last fiscal year. adam housley is live in los angeles with more. hi, adam. >> yeah, we've seen it before in recent decades. this is most recently similar to what they saw in 2014 with the surge mostly coming from central and south america. specifically from several countries in central america where crime and violence continues to grow. countries like el salvador, honduras and guatemala and it's been encouraged to treat it as a refugee crisis. some of the same criticism lobbied toward the obama administration in 2014 for a lack of message to try to deter illegal immigrants from coming north to the u.s. the trek very perilous. to make that move coming across mexico trying to crack down on its southern border, wide reports of robberies, rapes and cartels and their involvement in human smuggling.
according to the numbers released last friday by the feds. total apprehensions jumped by 67,000 as compared to 2015. homeland security officials apprehended 540,250 illegal immigrants and sent about 451,000 back to their home countries over a 12 month period that ended in september. the majority of those come from central american countries including 137,000 families and also some unaccompanied children. border arrests were up 23% this year. a lot of the numbers come due to the problems happening in central america. pointing to problems in the 80s when numbers were large as well. but this is very similar to what we saw two years ago and also they say there is two different other variables playing into this. one, something that has been going on with the u.s. and the current administration but also with the new president coming in and his crackdown he says he
will have on the border. >> thanks and happy new year, adam. >> the intense manhunt continues across turkey as isis claims it carried out that deadly nightclub massacre. we'll have the latest from the white house next. about my culture. i put the gele on my head and i looked into the mirror and i was trying not to cry. because it's a hat, but it's like the most important hat i've ever owned. discover the story only your dna can tell. order your kit now at ancestrydna.com.
>> a manhunt is underway for a killer as isis claims responsibility for that new year's eve massacre in istanbul. happy new year and welcome to a new hour of "america's newsroom." i'm patti ann brown. >> happy new year. we're working. hopefully you are not. i'm eric. bill and martha are off today. the shooting rampage in the nightclub has left 39 dead and dozens more wounded. one american said he played dead to save his life. the killer escaping in all the chaos. >> shannon bream is live at the white house with the latest on the search. >> hi, patti ann. i can tell you this. right now there are eight
people according to turkish state-run media who are in custody and being questioned in istanbul taken in by anti-terrorism squads looking for those responsible. right now isis is claiming responsibility. a news agency affiliated called the gunman a solder of the caliphate and opened fire where people were celebrating their pagan feast. they have been in contact with isis, 25 of them were formally put under arrest. the search for the gunman and others continues. the gunman escaping after the attack. he could be from either uzbekistan. >> what are you hearing from the administration? >> the president was briefed after the attack and asked to be updated as new information comes in. he is also expressed his condolences to everybody impacted by this and directed his team to help turkish authorities in any appropriate
way. we also heard from the national security council spokeman who said the united states condemns the horrific terrorist attack at a nightclub in istanbul turkey. that is such an at atrocity -- savagery of the attackers. we ofsh our thoughts and prayers to the families and loved ones of those killed and a speedy recovery to the wounded. as you know the president has departed hawaii on his way back here. he is due to land in the u.s. shortly before noon and announced that he does plan to give a farewell speech next week in chicago. email says i'm just beginning to write my remarks but i'm thinking about them as a chance to say thank you for this amazing journey, to celebrate the ways you have changed this countries for the better these past eight years and offer thoughts on where we go from here. to where we go from here, he will be meeting later this week, i believe wednesday on capitol hill with democratic
leaders in the house and senate in an effort to bolster the fight to make sure they have a combined strategy to fight back to save obamacare which is in the cross hairs of the gop and incoming president-elect trump. >> shannon bream live at the white house. thanks. >> for more on this let's talks with alex pappas, editor for "the washington examiner". >> from the bombing to the assassination of the russian ambassador last week turkey has suffered a string of terrorist attacks. is this the result of president erdogan turning a blind eye to the extremists who flooded his border to join isis? >> one thing we can tell from this if we look at this attack, see of an attack on western culture looking at what happened in france, looking at what happened at the pulse nightclub in orlando. these are very similar. you're right. we've seen time and time again
going back to the brussels airport bombing over the last year that a lot is going on here in terms of terrorism in turkey. now, i'm very interested to see what donald trump says and wants to do about all these things. after all these events, some of the ones i mentioned donald trump has said some of his most famous statements about terrorism. after san bernardino he came out and made the muslim ban pronouncement. now donald trump will be president and will he follow through on the things he said in reaction to terrorist attacks? we'll now finally get to see that. >> he said isis is the number one priority. he will perhaps cooperate with russia in going after them in syria. we've seen at the united nations russia and turkey resolution to try to end that. some are worried, frankly, that we may just give in to moscow in the sake of going after isis itself. >> right, there still isn't necessarily a lot of clarity in
exactly what donald trump will do in regards to all these things. i just mentioned the muslim ban, some of his odds advisors and aides have suggested that maybe instead of a blanket ban that they would be restricting immigration from certain countries that have high amounts of terrorism. of course, when he talks about defeating isis he says that we'll blom -- bomb the blink out of isis. when attacks like this happen in turkey you expect donald trump will be asked about it. i haven't heard him say anything yet about this specific attack. it will go back to a lot of those things he said on the campaign trail and will he actually follow through with those pronouncements? >> what can realistically do? they use that for propaganda and recruiting and the like and you see these young men, whether in turkey or san
bernardino or elsewhere as you say attacking western civilization. >> right. well, i think he will go and say you have to identify the threat. which is what he said a lot. in some of these statements we've seen after some of the recent attacks he goes out of his way to emphasis this is islamic radical terrorism. we've had that debate before. i think he will try to show he is not barack obama. barack obama we talk about his history with isis. isis hasn't been on the scene that long. it was three years ago this month that barack obama famously said -- referred to them as a j.v. team. look at everything that has happened since then. dozens of terrorist attacks across the world including numbers that have hit close to americans. orlando, san bernardino. a lot of americans were affected by what happened in brussels and paris. >> what do you think he could have done? there were calls several years ago to bomb the runways in syria, to try to get a cap on all this before it exploded and
spread like a cancer from syria to europe to the united states. >> i think if you talk to some critics and some republicans they say let's go all the way back to 2011 when barack obama didn't negotiate a status of forces agreement to leave troops in iraq. i think especially somebody like john mccain who has criticized barack obama a lot on this saying it left a vacuum for a place like isis to take hold. had there been troops there i think a lot of experts have said it would have been a lot harder for isis to have been able to rise the way they did. >> in light of what happened finally what do we do now? >> well, that's a good question for the president-elect. i expect when donald trump holds the first press conference he will be asked about it. when barack obama took office isis wasn't something we were talking about. what turned into isis was there but didn't have the name isis. it is now a big issue and an
issue that donald trump is going to have to -- made a lot of promises about and people will want to see what will he do? >> the administration points out isis has been rolled back in terms of the amount of territory it has in iraq, for example. but sadly the radical islamic philosophy and ideology has continued to infect thousands and affect us. alex pappas, thank you for your insight this morning. >> 35 russian diplomats and their families have left the united states after being expelled as part of sanctions announced last week. the obama administration accusing moscow of meddling in the 2016 presidential election and now we're learning there is debate in the intelligence community and how much information about it should be declassified. catherine herridge is live in washington with that. >> after last week's joint intelligence assessment released by the f.b.i. and
homeland security we learned there is a healthy debate within the intelligence community itself over how much information should be declassified to show it was a russian led operation. there is more information than what was released last week. the concern in the intelligence community is over exposing sources and methods and collection by foreign governments who work with the u.s. fox and friends this morning the future white house press secretary urged caution. >> it is not a question of what i believe but a question of what happened. there is an intelligence report due out later this week. once that report is made final and the president-elect is briefed we'll have a better idea what to make of the situation. >> the key issue here is intent and motivation which are very high thresholds to cross. and neither were fully addressed in last week's joint assessment from the f.b.i. and homeland security and for context in the past the russian government has strenuously denied events and the u.s.
government was forced to declassify it to make its case to the public. >> how has the president-elect responded? >> reporters last week heard from the president-elect when he down played the intelligence assessment that had just been released. >> i just want them to be sure because it's a pretty serious charge. i want them to be sure. if you look at the weapons of mass destruction that was a disaster. and they were wrong. and so i want them to be sure. i think it's unfair if they don't know and i know a lot about hacking. and hacking is a very hard thing to prove. so it could be somebody else. and i also know things that other people don't know. and so they cannot be sure of this situation. >> mr. trump gets an in depth intelligence brief this week. the final report that was requested by the president is expected in the next two weeks. the key issues to follow are the issue of intent and motivation. again, you can't emphasize enough this is a very high threshold to cross in terms of
the intelligence. patti ann. >> catherine herridge live for us in washington thank you. >> the 5-year-old girl is killed in a car accident. why her death is now sparking a lawsuit against apple. >> and the trump administration could face tremendous pushback as it fights to overhaul the government. can they get the job done? let's listen to newt gingrich. >> i'm worried when they realize how big the problem is, that they decide that they are going to do the best they can and give in. my day doesn't start until i put my tommie copper on.
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>> president-elect donald trump facing a monumental task as he prepares to move the country in a new direction. trump advisor newt gingrich says his biggest fear the new administration will cave into pressure before the job is done. >> that they will lose their nerve. they will arrive in washington and for them to be successful, they have to stake out positions that donald will not like and the left will hate. my biggest concern is they'll arrive and you will have the greens going crazy over the epa and interior. you'll have the government employees going crazy by civil service reform. the teachers union going crazy over school choice. these are pretty non-negligentable. if you're serious about school choice there is no agreement with the teachers union. i'm worried that when they
realize how big the problem is, that they decide that they are going to do the best they can and give in. >> joining us now lisa booth a contributor to the washington examiner and founder of high noon tragedies and david good friend, a former staffer for president clinton. newt gingrich was asked and he said they will lose their nerve and give in. what do you make of that? >> it speaks to a larger dynamic going on. the republican party is not monolithic. there are degrees and differences of opinion. donald trump was an outsider who crashed the party during the primaries. in 48 hours we'll see another major republican figure senator
john mccain chairman of the senate armed service committee open hearings on the russian hacking. he and senator graham and senator cotton not at all in line with donald trump on that issue. the perspective of mr. gingrich is a neoconservative that he represented when he became speaker. none of that lines up necessarily where donald trump stands. as a democrat looking at this. i see an emerging dynamic where the republican party is not teed up to act in one direction and nobody i mean nobody knows where donald trump will come down on a lot of stuff. >> some are saying of course the trump administration will have to compromise. there are two parties and they have to meet in the middle. conservatives say no, the democrats didn't compromise when they had control. the pendulum swung in one direction. the voters have spoken. they want it to swing back, no compromise. lisa, is that what you see?
>> i think that is rich coming from a party still trying to find its way and has decimated over the past eight years. i think it's a little bit premature for newt gingrich to say trump lost his nerve when he isn't even president. we have quite some time to go, a few weeks to go until january 20th when he is sworn in and start moving forward with some things. we've seen from his cabinet selections is a new direction for the country. something that is different than what we've seen under president obama and following through with some of the things he shid he would do. that he would be tough and trade. formed a new trade council. he would be tough on immigration and selected someone like general kelly to be head of the department of homeland security. someone intimately familiar with the challenges at the southern border as well as senator sessions to lead as attorney general. someone who is in line with him on immigration policies.
he said he was going to change the education system and selected betsy devos to make fundamental changes. same on energy. you can see in the cabinet selections and some of the decisions he's made so far of how those changes he said were coming are going to come. >> gingrich said he worries when they realize how big the problem is they'll do the best they can. david, he made some very specific examples talking about environmental and education issues as we heard. is there any middle ground on some of those issues? >> well, no, on some of the issues there isn't. i found it interesting what he was pointing to in that list were examples where he expected big pushback from progressives in the country and of course environmentalism and school choice raises the dander of a lot of progressives. there is another dynamic. a lot of democrats feel no
matter what you do the far left wing of the party will never be happy. they will say you didn't go far enough. an exact parallel on the republican side. no matter what donald trump does there will be people on the far right who say you didn't go far enough because i guess the government still exists or it wasn't small enough to be drowned in a bathtub. there is always going to be somebody who is purist who says i'm sorry, this was not enough. and look, there -- this is a big country that has more than two centuries of history. no one president completely dismantles or builds the federal government. they build upon each other. we have a movement of gdp one way or another. this is a big ship that is hard to move. donald trump is in for a big awakening when he realizes it is not like being ceo of a company where you can do whatever you want. there are other forces at work and a lot harder to manage. >> and a lot of people to answer to. david and lisa, thank you so much and happy new year.
>> happy new year to you. >> isis has been claiming it targeted the istanbul nightclub on new year's eve killing 39 and leaving many more wounded. it is the latest terrorist attack in turkey after a violent year in that country. why the islamic state seems to be getting stronger in one of our nato allies. seeing is believing, and that's why
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terrorist attacks by radical islamic terrorists. joining us walid phares, author of future jihad. are these attacks from the istanbul airports and the bojs and assassination of the russian ambassadors. i asked a guest earlier if it's a tragic blow back for istanbul turning a blind eye to the ideology. letting extremists flood from syria to embolden isis itself. >> eric, in a sense, yes, let's look into the detail. when isis claimed this operation they're talking about, this is against the infidels and all the narrative that is jihadi. they don't conduct operations only on the ground of that narrative. they are sending a strong message to turkey to let go of its own ambition inside syria
over their own territory. it is more of a geopolitical situation. isis has profited from the support from islamist militias. you have those who are friendly with turkey and those like isis who aren't interested in being controlled by any other faction. therefore, they are striking inside turkey to send a message stay away from us is their message. >> you see this as a specific reaction and perhaps retaliation by isis if indeed that claim of responsibility is true to the u.n. resolution that syria and -- that turkey has worked with russia and syria? >> if indeed it's isis. it looks like it is. but we have to be very careful here. if it is, yes. what turkey and russia have agreed on is that their allies will have to go into a sees fire in syria. there is a third party not covered by the cease-fire is
isis. they said we won't touch each other's forces but both of us work against isis. isis will strike then into the heart of your economy. tourism is one of the main components of turkish economy. >> can isis also struck moscow and russia for what it's been doing? >> there was the assassination of an ambassador and the russians are very clear as to the threat of isis is not just in syria or iraq for them, it could go all the way to chechnya in other places. >> what does it mean in terms of syria and assads -- assad won, russia won, you know what that means. that means that tehran has won with this cease-fire after this tragic unbelievable humanitarian catastrophe. >> you know and we discussed it
before. the options in syria and iraq, mostly in syria aren't that easy. on the one hand you have the jungle of islamists and on the other hand you have hezbollah and either one wins and civil society and united states are losing. now we are still under the current policy of the administration which is basically we have been excluded from these negotiations, discussions that became a resolution between russia, iran, syria and turkey on the one hand. we're out. now we wait for the next administration to assess the situation. one consensus i can see at least between us, the turks and russians is to get rid of isis. but then you have the major question what would replace isis? these fellows or the others? that's a tough call. >> here is what the "wall street journal" says saying the peace of vultures and syria, russia, it says, also enhances its growing status as a middle
east power pushing america to the sidelines. mr. obama's foreign policy of american retreat has left the world's authoritarian's advancing more aggressively any tim signs the 197 0*s. the tragic lesson of syria, when the eagle flies away the vultures move in. the vultures have won. how does this change under president trump? >> that's right. very good description. the eagle is out but the eagle -- the bigger eagle will come in. the choices are where will we fly? who are our allies? there are some limitations. people can win. russia and iran, hezbollah are winning the game. they have limitations. how long can assad continue the domination of five large sunni cities. how long can russia sustain having its forces in syria. the russians are gaining but would like to see a solution. the solution for everybody is
the dismantledment of isis and moving in with moderate forces. >> the russians and iranians have been suffering losses in syria they don't talk about. we're right. we'll see how long it can last. happy new year, hope this year is a better one than what we've seen in the past, of course. >> we hope. >> president-elect trump is set to take office less than three weeks from now. what democrats might do to slow down confirmation hearings for cabinet members. >> a little girl dies in a car crash. pacs safe and your child safer. align, press and unzip.
just in 2016 alone. that number happens to be more than double the number in new york city and los angeles combined. it's also the most shooting deaths in chicago since 1997. >> a texas couple is filing a lawsuit against apple in connection with the death of their daughter 5-year-old. she was killed in 2014 when another car slammed into theirs. the driver of that car was using face time. the family says apple failed to make the app unusable while driving. joining us now jesse weber and attorney and ken zimmerman con tribor to the national law journal. the parents were also injured in that crash and they say apple should have installed a lock-out device to prevent people from using the app face time while driving. is that a valid argument? >> absolutely. they had the technology to
disable the function driving at certain speeds and they chose not to implement that design into the iphone 6 model. what's startling in apple's patent application they foresaw the risks of people using it while driving and did nothing. that is gross negligence which result in the death of this young girl. >> the driver was 20 at the time driving 65 miles per hour and using facetime. he is charged with manslaughter. critics say the criminal charge is appropriate but the lawyers suing apple are doing it because it's where the money is and apple is not at fault for someone misusing their product. kent, what do you say? >> i think this is one of these stories, patti ann, that so many people can relate to. on the one hand you have this beautiful little girl whose life was taken. on the other hand you have this urge to take a peek at your phone while driving. will we hold apple responsible
because somebody was reckless in using their product while somebody who used their products in the way they shouldn't have? if we do that will we hold every manufacturer of every responsible when somebody recklessly loses their product? if somebody is watching tv while driving will the tv manufacturer be liable? we need to treat distracted driving the same way we've treated drunk driving. this is a case where we need to have people accountable for being reckless. that's the issue here. >> jesse, what about that slippery slope argument? where does it end? >> this is a different situation. there is a reason navigation and apps have a lock-out feature. particularly since apple anticipated this risk, they knew about it. this is apple, a major company. they have a duty to their consumers and they knew this was going to happen. i don't think it's quite a same thing as drunk driving.
ultimately it is the driver's responsibility and fault but we have to take a close look at what apple is doing here. >> to be blunt, you would really have to be an idiot to use facetime while you are driving. >> i agree. >> kent. you feel that people have to take more responsibility for their own actions and not be able to blame the other factors? >> i do. i also think that we as a society have to hold people accountable if they act recklessly and kill somebody. i think you can't always hold the manufacturer responsible just if somebody recklessly incorrectly uses their product. you know, i give the plaintiff's attorney who filed this points for looking for a deep pocket but i don't think it's fair to have apple accountable for this. manufacturers like apple try to make their products as safe as possible and i believe apple is looking at that. part of the issue is i haven't
seen a technology that can disable a phone from the driver without disabling it for passengers. that's part of the issue that may be looked at here. i think the manufacturers should make phones as safe as possible and they spend a lot of time and money on that. but to hold the manufacturer accountable when somebody agents stupidly, i don't think it holds up and makes sense. >> we'll see where the lawsuit goes. kent and jesse. thank you both so much. >> there is a warning from democrats on capitol hill how they could slow down the confirmation process for some of the incoming cabinet members. >> and president-elect trump calling computers unsafe when it comes to security. we'll tell you how he says he plans to keep our national secrets secret. >> if you have something really important, write it out and have it delivered by courier the old fashioned way. i tell you what, no computer is safe. i don't care what they say. no computer is safe.
>> police in massachusetts say they have found a stolen car used by an escaped inmate from rhode island. officers say 35-year-old james morales scaled the prison building and claimed over razor wire on saturday. they think he went to massachusetts and stole a car. he was serving time for stealing 16 guns from a u.s. army reserve center. he also faces child rape charges. he is 6 feet tall. 175 pounds with an eagle tattoo on his neck. >> the new cabinet facing possible delays on capitol hill as democrats consider plans to slow down the confirmation hearing process. incoming senate minority leader chuck schumer warns, quote, if republicans think they can quickly jam through a whole slate of nominees without a fair hearing process, they are sorely mistaken.
is he right? after all, republicans only need a simple majority, 51 votes in the senate to confirm and there are 52 republicans as it stands now. >> what they can do with respect to the hearing process is a new jump ball here. back in december a lot of senate democrats were saying look, we have the power to force procedural votes and require 30 hours of debate and turning the process into a slog. the hearing stuff is something new and republicans are scoffing at it. i think the democrats are telegraphing the politics of this stuff. number one in schumer's statement that you just referenced he used the word rigged to describe trump's cabinet. where have you heard that word before? some of the other things that they are beginning to push here sounds a little more like the partisan legacy of minority leader harry reid. >> they'll go after some of the nominees, specifically rex tillerson and jeff sessions. do you expect any of them to
get bounced? tillerson will face a lot of questions about russia, about putin, maybe climate change, exxon-mobile's oil tentacles etc. what are the chances he may not be confirmed? >> probably not very good. as you observed already we need a simple majority to deal with and rex tillerson carries a lot of recommendations he received from george w. bush administration officials. republicans are probably going to rally around him and talk him up as the process goes on. there is a lot of political capital democrats need to ex spend. it's jeff sessions, betsy devos. mulvaney and four others they'll focus on. a lot of political capital that you're having to lean on to win the messaging battle. donald trump is capable
fighting a media war with his twitter feed. >> he said he likes chuck schumer, the senator from new york who he has known for decades. even given money to him. he says he likes him better than paul ryan and mitch mcconnell. what does it mean when the president-elect, the president of the united states says he likes the minority leader of the opposite party more than your own major lieutenants? >> i have not seen an olive branch like that extended in washington, d.c. in some time. i haven't been around forever but it's unusual. he has said in the past there are certain democrats on capitol hill he looks forward
to working with. he said the same thing about pelosi last year. he tried to pride himself on being a person who will break through the partisan gridlock that a lot of people observed and taken shots at the last several years. trump is a different kind of republican. so if he is trying to soften the ground so to speak and say wait a minute, maybe we can find ways to work together here, that's certainly a way for him to get ahead of the ball and do that before he takes office on inauguration day. >> do you think the person who for the democrats and critics is the most polarizing figure we've had in a long time that he can overcome that divide? is that even possible? >> it's unusual because there is always the two ways of looking at donald trump. there is the donald trump, the candidate, the one who has said things and who has personal baggage that a lot of people would have called a volatile candidate. there is not a lot of argument to be made there he was at a lot of points during this campaign. that's the one that democrats don't like. but then there is the policy portion of donald trump that makes this so interesting. there are a lot of parts of his platform. it doesn't get spoken about enough. he is an unconventional republican.
he is not a wonky conservatives that comes in the paul ryan mold. chuck schumer said in the last couple of weeks he would look forward to donald trump on a one trillion dollar price tag. it will be interesting because you have to see which donald trump democrats will be willing to look at more and favor more. >> maybe they will be willing to work with some part of donald trump and attack the other. not to mention, you mentioned infrastructure but social security, medicaid as well as those trade deals. there may be some places that both sides can work on. thank you so much for joining us today. happy new year, by the way. >> same to you, eric. >> patti ann. >> a new report is warning u.s. troops about energy drinks. why officials say there is reason to be concerned. and benidict cumberbatch getting lots of attention for his portrayal of sherlock holmes on tv.
>> genealogy detectives finding a connection between sir arthur conan doyle and benedict cumberbatch the actor who plays homes in sherlock. they have a common accessor. they've 16th cousins twice removed according to the website ancestry.com. man oh man, what they can find out. >> the u.s. military is warning troops that too many energy drinks can be dangerous. as new numbers show almost half
of deployed service members are drinking at least one a day. a report finds the drinks can cause soldiers to fall asleep on the job. let's bring in dr. debbie, an associate professor at the nyu school of medicine. this is from the pentagon. they have an official science blog and posted a study that found that field soldiers are more likely to fall asleep on duty if they've been drinking these energy drinks. why? >> there are a couple of reasons mostly related to the caffeine. there is an issue with the effect of caffeine itself and also the effect of lack of caffeine if you are used to having it. caffeine keeps you awake and alert and helps with memory but if you have too much of it then what happens is your body becomes more dependent on it. when you don't have it or right before you are about to have that next hit of caffeine, i guess, then it starts to wear off and you might feel more sleepy and more sluggish. you also have long-term effects of caffeine where it interferes with sleep architecture. remember, when you sleep and
get that rest, that's how you actually develop your memory and attention span for the next day. if you aren't able to sleep properly, then you can have problems after that as well. and caffeine has other effects. there are positive things to it but it can also affect anxiety and can cause acid reflux and other issues with your blood pressure and jitteriness that affects your sleep and awake as well. >> from what i understand they have a mixture of caffeine and sugars so they give you an energy rush and then when your body comes down from that rush it crashes? >> both of those things. then there is also long-term effects as well, right? if you have that much sugar. in terms of some of the energy drinks, they have 27 grams of sugar. for men this is almost -- even one drink almost reaches your maximum allowance for the day. for women it's more than that. a lot of these service members were having more than one per day. plus you add also the regular coffee or tea that they have, soda. all the caffeine and sugar
coming from those things as well. even if you take energy drinks that have artificial sugars or diet drinks, it can cause you to change how your body responds to the sugar and store fat. there can be short and long-term effects as well. >> one of the energy drink companies has a very close association with the military, they're very supportive of military causes and they supply some of their drink to the solder and say they've tested it and found it to be safe. that was before this study. has anything come out and anyone responded from the energy drink industry? >> well, not so far that i've heard. not from rip it. at the same time caffeine do help with memory and attention. it's a mixed effect. if you have a little maybe it can help you. if you become more dependent or get withdrawn from that then you have other issues. another factor that is not directly related to the energy drink but the military is concerned about is the use of energy drinks plus alcohol.
so the issue is that alcohol has dangerous effects. if you drink and it's depressant and puts people to sleep. if you're a sleepy drunk and you fall asleep that's the end of the drinking right there, right? if you're awake and really amped up and drinking a lot of alcohol you might continue to drink a lot more and you can have all kinds of dangerous effects from that. people can die from binge drinking and there is a lot more assaults, motor vehicle accidents, all kinds of things can happen when people are very drunk. >> interesting stuff. dr. debbie, thanks as always and happy new year. >> meanwhile, in turkey that manhunt right now underway for the terrorist who is behind the deadly new year's eve attack at the nightclub there. coming up, we'll find out more about that gunman and days after the obama administration announced sanctions against russia, president-elect trump has been weighing in. why he says he knows something
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>> president elect donald trump taking on the intelligence community over the hacking allegations against russia. he is expected to meet with officials this week, to learn more about the cia and f.b.i. conclusions, that the russians tried interfere with the presidential election. i'm eric shawn in for phil hammer, we're live at america's newsroom. >> i'm patty mcbrown. all of this following the obama administration's expulsion of russian operatives from the u.s. russian president vladamir putin denied any responsibility for the hacking and likes and mr. trump says intelligence experts have been wrong before. >> i wanted them to be sure. i think it's unfair if they don't know. i know a lot about hacking and hacking is a very hard thing to prove. so it could be somebody else. and i also know things that other people don't know. so they can not be sure of this
situation. >> peter duce is live outside trump to youer with the latest. how are trans is officials now hinting at any type of changes in u.s. policy towards russia? >> eric, they ee saying there won't be any decisions about whether or not to double down on this punishment. these sanctions the obama administration placed on russian officials until after the president-elect gets a special intelligence briefing about alleged russian interference with the electric coral process at some point in the next few days. however these transition officials do say they think there is a big double standard with the way the white house treeshted russia versus how they treated on they are adversary. >> in april 2015 the chinese stole millions of personal documents classified information on individuals who have and are serving in our government. and yet there was not a single statement from the white house. in this case, you have 35 people
being expelled, 12 degrees of sanctioning you imposed, two sites. this a political sponsor diplomatic response? >> the president-elect also said over the holiday weekend, he hopes to develop better relationships with russia and china. >> meanwhile, lawmakers, really reacting to his skepticism about the russian influence or possible influence in the election process. >> right. especially democrats saying they just wish the president-elect would start listening to what intelligence officials say they know instead of relying on what he says he knows, information that he says he's going to keep under his hat for the next day or two. >> indeed, overwhelming. the president-elect also said that he knows things that other people don't know. he needs to stop talking this way. if he's going to have any credibility as president, he needs on stop talking this way. he needs to stop denigrating the intelligence community.
he's going to rely on them. he has to rely on them. >> but the president-elect says he's going to continue racing an eyebrow at the analysis provided to him by the intelligence community because he says he remembers what they said about weapons of mass destruction in iraq, that turned out not to be true. sneshg. >> peter, and the result of that letting will be very interesting. thank you so much. pattie ann? >> joining us with more on this, is brett bair the anchor of "special report." happy new year. >> happy new year. >> u.s. intelligence agencies say russia was behind the hacking, julian assange said it wasn't russia, russia denies it. mr. trump says i want to make sure our intel is correct before we go forward with sanctions. his supporters say this a cautious approach. obviously the u.s. intel agencies, are insulted. with can they come together? >> this is an important moment donald trump, the
president-elect's relationships with the intelligence agencies and vice versa. this interim report, it's not finished yet that came out, was not too specific. barring what is going to be likely some more information, i think they're trying to determine what they should put out and what they shouldn't about what the intelligence agencies know about the genesis of these hacks. i think the trump people are focusing on the disparate reaction, the different reaction to the china hacking with the opm and the millions of personal i.d.s that were stolen. and not a reaction from this, the obama administration. that's an interestingning on point out. there's still the tension between the intelligence community and the president-elect. >> as you point out we played a clip from shawn spicer, mr. trump's incoming spokesperson, who said that china took over a million
records two years ago, including as you say sensitive data about federal employees and the white house didn't even issue a statement, they offered free credit monitoring. does that suggest that the move against russia is more political? >> there are more questions to be asked of this white house about what they knew when. and what specifically they knew. remember, the president said that he confronted vladamir putin and said knock it off in september. what did they know then, to the extent of what had happened. and was this reaction a result of a loss politically, or was it a reaction that was building up over time and they didn't want to affect the election? i think there are more questions to ask this administration but the incoming administration has to be aware of the intelligence agency's feeling that this was, in fact, an action by the highest levels of the russian government. >> the question remains, if it
is confirmed to mr. trump's satisfaction that russia was behind the hacking, will he take strong action or stronger action than the sanctions that we have already seen obviously we've seen some concerns on both sides of the aisle, that his relaxship with russia might be a little bit too comfortable? >> i doubt it. look at his tweets over the past few days, he said it's time for the country on move on, it's time for bigger and better things. when vladamir putin decided not to dispel u.s. diplomats from moscow, he said i knew vladamir putin was smart, good job delaying that action. i doubt there's going to be more action even if there's more information that comes out, or is declassified from the intelligence agencies. we hope to find out more by special report time tonight and katherine herridge will have a full report. >> we look forward to seeing that, brett baier, thank you.
>> patie ann, overseas turkish police detained eight people in connection with that deadly new year's eve terrorist attack at that nightclub. this is the manhunt going on for the gunman who killed 39 people and injured dozens more of the revellers enjoying new year's eve. benjamin hall is live in london with the latest. hi, bayne have benjamin. >> istanbul remains on high alert as they try to track down the man who killed 39 at that nightclub. his identity unknown, eye -- isis taking responsibility. among the 39 killed, 27 were foreign including victims from israel, germany, france, yand, and belgium. earlier today isis said in the statement the attack was carried out, quote, by a heroic soldier. the istanbul spot was chosen, it's where christians were
celebrating their pagan feast. . gunman who fired up to 180 bullets stopped to change magazines five times during his spree. he waited for 13 minutes inside the kitchen where he changed clothes before leaving in a taxi amid the chaos. experts looked at the video, say he was clearly trained on how to use a gun and his escape was well planned. eric? >> benjamin, even though attacker isn't specifically identified, we are learning more about him? >> that's right. we're hearing from sources that he may have been part of the same cell which attacked istanbul airport in june. that attack killed 41. as a result turkish officials believe the attacker may be from the central asian country of uzebekistan or during stan. victims were taurging about the scene inside the club, including american businessman william rack. >> a massive tragedy. this is very unfortunate. >> i was with nine people, seven of us were shot, seven of us
were shot. >> president obama has also today reached out to the turkish people offering his condolences and said that the u.s. is willing to help in any way possible to try to track down and bring to justice the man who carried this out. >> his example of that was so harrowing, an example of what happens with these terrorist attacks. benjamin hall in london, thank you. >> well, the obamaed managers taking heept accused of using the ynls' anti-israel resolution to box in president-elect trump. is the white house trying to create problems for the incoming administration? >> the president's final push for his signature legislation, obama care. the democrats trying to save the affordable care act from the republican chopping block. >> and the new sanctions against russia weeks before president-elect trump takes office. karl rove weighs in live.
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election. they dispelled 35 diplomats over the hacking while russian president vladamir putin denied his country tried to interfere with our election. he said he will not retaliate by sending u.s. diplomats home. several u.s. lawmakers said the u.s. did too little too late when it comes to rush yaz actions. here's republican senator tom cotton. >> it's too late. vladamir putin is kgb. he always has been, always will be. president obama has looked the other way consistently. not just what the president has been weak on russia but actively stopped other effort by people like me and other republicans and democrats in congress from drawing a firmer line. >> could the administration done more? karl rove, deputy chief of staff to george w. bush and fox news contributor. karl, welcome and happy new year. >> happy new year to you as well. >> do you think the expulsions
with were the sharp rebuke or echo of jimmy carter's olympic boycott for the soviet invasion of afghanistan? >> i agree with senator cotton, too little, very late. better late than never. but, look, he's also absolutely right this is a pattern that we have seen over the last eight years. putin took the measure of barack obama and his administration early on, they were desperate to achieve a good relationship with russia to the point that we messed over two of our allies. you remember this whole drama started when president obama immediately upon taking office withdrew missile defense systems and facilities that had been scheduled for poland and the czech republic, which both of those governments, ally 69s united states, had gone through and incredible turmoil inside their countries in order to agree to. and russia objected to it. without any negotiation with russia over what we get in return, and with no forward
notice, advance notice to poland or czech republic, obama withdrew those facilities. i think what putin took from that, this is a weak man who wants to be on my good side, so i can push him as far as i can possibly push him and he's done so in the last eight years almost consistently. >> theed managers would say that's a goodwill gesture. when the two met the president told mr. putin to cut it out and intelligence agencies said they stopped doing whatever they were doing. >> first of all, good will gesture, what did we get out of it? they annex crimea, they're destabilizing ukraine, threatening the balkans and scandinavia, in every international issue, virtually every international issue the russians have been undermining the u.s. interests. that good will gesture bought him nothing. we have, we now have president
going this fall and saying to putin cut it out. he had already done it, already gained those materials, set up the network to distribute them, and putin didn't stop, the material got distributed. the president, can you imagine, here's a tough thug, which is what vladamir putin is, a tough thug and some guy says cuss it out, you take that as a statement of weaks in fought a position of strength. >> how do you remind mr. trump he's dealing with tough thug, someone that mr. trump tweeted over the weekend is a smart man. what is your advice to the ing with some one he expressed praise for and some are concerned it won't be tough enough and isn't tough enough when it comes to the russian issues. >> yeah, well, look, i don't take offense at him saying he's smart. i don't think putin is smart, i think he's cunning. i think he has sort of an animal-like instinct for advancing his cause. prags the guy a little bit but be tough.
recognize that he is not a friend. united states. and that he has worked actively against our interest and will continue to do so unless the new president makes it clear if the beginning he isn't going to be pushed around. if you do that putin respects strength. if trump is strong and says you know publicly identify been quiet about this, i've been sort of stepped back a little bit on this hacking thing f you try it on my watch you're not going to like the response. putin will respect that more than some one who says i want to be your friend, let me make goodwill gestures, let poo apiece you. what president obama did and look what we got. >> do you think you can see it coming in the next few weeks, the president-elect is going to have this intelligence briefing, he said he knows more about hacking than others do. that would assume he's gearing it not toward the russians. do you think this could be an opening over several weeks that he can say i learned more, i've seen more -- >> absolute i. >> and would give that message in office? >> absolutely, absolutely he has
the ability to do that. and shawn spicer gave him an opening last night, maybe they deliberately decided to do this. but i think spicer made an excellent point. the chinese government was behind the hacking of not a million records of the offers of personnel management but i think the number is closer, between 4 and 5 million. >> and was there any reaction from the administration? >> no, there wasn't. well, i think they did target some specific parts, they made available news about specific elements of the chinese military and affiliates involved it in. but, no. that's the point. trump can say, you know what, going forward we're going to treat everybody the same. you come in and invade our computer systems and take sensitive data, whether it's of the government or business, and whatever the purpose is, industrial espionage, traditional espionage, you better not try it going forward. toughness at the beginnings.
remember ronald reagan he did something at home thatted a an impact aboard, fierld the air traffic controllers. the russians took notice of that. the russians would take notice if president trump, after taking office, says i've learned a lot more, i've looked at the intelligence, and i've become convinced. he doesn't need to say this publicly, he can say it privately with putin, we're going to be tough on this whether it's the chinese or the russians or whomever, we will be tough on this. and i think he would start off his relationship with putin on the right step, which is respect strength. putin needs to know that trump is going to be strong and work for america's interests and not be what we've seen the last eight years. >> that one final point, a great point, saying it privately. do you think there's been too much of this information made public during this administration? >> i think they've made public things that they shouldn't have. like we now know that president obama said to putin, kument it out. they wanted to make themselves
look like they had done something. it was ineffective. sometimes, private diplomacy is more powerful than public di ploem sismt i don't think it's good for president-elect trump to take a touch line in statements against russia, actions speak louder than words and private words oftentimes speak better than public words. he has plenty of time to put in place a foreign policy approach to russia, that speaks for american interests first and foremost. >> great american president said it, teddy roosevelt, speak softly and carry a big stick. karl froef austin, good to see you, thank you. >> happy new year. >> president obama is gearing up for a key meeting with democrats as he works to save his signature healthcare law while obama care enrollments hit an all-time high. will that have impact on republican efforts to repeal it? you do all this research
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washington this week. repealing and replacing obama care remains high on the republican agenda. president obama making a last-ditch unfortunate to save the signature healthcare law as he fear gears up for meetings at the white house with senate democrats. joe altman is live in d.c. with the latest. >> in short what is at stake is the president's legacy. the affordable care act, known as obama care, is president obama's signature piece of legislation. he signed it into law in 2010 and the last thing he wants to see happen is having it repealed and replaced, which is what republicans are vowing to do. despite having less than three weeks left at the white house,
the president will make a rare trip on capitol hill to meet with house and senate democrats for a high profile meeting of the minds about how to save obama care. this as the republican cincinnati majority leader mitch mcconnell in early december. >> we will move right after the first of the year on an obama care replacement resolution. then we will work expeditiously to come up with a bent procedure posal than current law. because current law is unacceptable and not sustainable. >> democratic leaders are planning an aggressive public relations effort to highlight the benefits of obama care. house minority leader nancy pe lowsie, bernie sanders and incoming democratic chuck schumer are designating january 18 to highlight the affordable
care act with senator schumer explicitly saying president-elect trump will not be able to repeal and replace the healthcare law. >> thank you. pattie ann? >> for more on this, marco corian owe is managing partner of the soriano group. during the election mr. trump said we're going to repeal obama care. he walked it back, now saying we might try to save parts of it. what do you see, repeal or modify? >> definitely a modification of the current aca would be more appropriate. the political rhetoric was just part of the campaign. we can all agree on that. it would be more beneficial to the average american to implement modifications to the plan, to the reform rather than what he was saying. >> what would you like to see saved, and what needs to go? >> i think the biggest problem that we have with obama care is understanding it. there's too many logistical
problems, there's five categories that will make you a good candidate, then you have four different types of plans that you can choose from. where if you choose the lowest premium you may end up paying a higher deductible. these are, this is information that should be disclosed clearer to the people. and to make them understand what are the benefits and pros and cons of this. >> beyond that, though, what about the fact that premiums have been going up, on average, they've been going up in the double digits. things like. that how do you stop all that? >> how do you stop it? well that's very complicated to say. first, i don't think it's going to happen right away. donald trump and his team have advisors should take their time to understand the implications, that any changes may cause down the line. because he has so many other plans in place as well. it isn't as easy as it sounds.
i would suggest, take very close look at these implications rather than making big calls like this. >> they're estimating that it will take two to four years to come up with the full replacement plan. >> right. >> if they repeal obama care early on, then it takes a full four years to replace it, what happens in the interim? >> a lot of americans that are already enrolled would have issues with, if they're sick and seeing doctors, they will have to pay out of their own pockets for these expenses. and there's nothing that we want to do. they need to think about that a little bit more, i think. >> what about what we're hearing about a death spiral, that's the term people are using, the premiums keep going up and then the coverage goes down. and then you have less competition, and less competition is making the prices go up. even further. do you think concerns about a death spiral are real? >> yes. i mean, it's possible.
the possibility that it could occur, depends on legislation at this point. that's why i don't suggest, i don't think it would be immediately a change of reform right away. besides the fact that most americans that have enrolled for 2017 are already in the plan. you have to wait until 20718 to make any -- 2018 to make any proposals that need to be adjusted or accepted in congress. >> it's going to be a long process for sure. and we just saw that president obama is still hoping to stop it. but as steve morris said on the show earlier, republicans are in control right now. do they have any shot here? >> listen, obama can say everything he wants. there is a lot of haters of the obama care plan. there's a lack of information on the aca which is really what it is. calling it obamacare, need people to understand where this information is, in the internet. whether or not donald trumpb or the republ-- trump or the obama
administration, they need to study it carefully. kit implement a lot in the future. >> thank you so much, marco soriano. >> the debate over the u.n. resolution on israel is turning into a debate over the u.n. a conflict between president owe bam and benjamin net anya cue. the only jewish member of congress is here. >> a scary scene at an nfl game in minnesota, two protesters risk their lives to send a message. your insurance company won't replace the full value of your totaled new car. the guy says, "you picked the wrong insurance plan." no, i picked the wrong insurance company. with new car replacement™, we'll replace the full value of your car plus depreciation. liberty mutual insurance.
man oh man is the weather different in washington when compared to the sunny skies of hawaii. you see the first family there deplaning from air force one, in advance of the president's speech in chicago, in which he will give the president's farewell speech on january 10, we await and anticipate that. former u.s. ambassador to the united nations john bolten has been calling on president-elect trump to retaliate, after the u.s. abstained in the city council resolution regarding the continued building in the west bank. israeli prime minister netanyahu accusing president obama of actively pushing for the resolution which the white house ambassador bolten said it was vindictive, everybody knows donald trump has a different policy view and this is intended
to try to box him in. was it? congressman lee zellman joins news new york, the only jewish member in congress, he just returned from the middle east. was this done on the merits in terms of policy, in terms of the owe bam administration disagreeing with continuing to build a u.s. settlement? >> think timing is definitely an issue. the president is a couple of weeks from leaving. i don't think that if hillary clinton had won the presidency that president obama on his way out would have unilaterally done this, in parent of the transition worging with the incoming president. he's aware of the competing philosophies. toof of the democratic group has pro israel sentiment. president-elect trurp on his way
in, president obama thought that was the right thing on do. >> there are calls to retaliate against the world body. as mentioned before, city council, you have 15 members, it's the policies of the individual nations, why should the u.n., which does terrific things in the humanitarian era be punished in terms of the budget being cut, in terms of, sarah palin is calling on the president elect to pull the u.s. out of the u.n. >> certainly should be noted how much funding the united states provides the united nations. we provide almost a quarter of all of the funding they get. we don't know the total amount of all of the money that the united states sends their way, because it's that complex. fdr when he was giving a staft union address 74 years ago, he said we must be particularly vigilent against racial discrimination in any of its ugly forms. speaking about the need for a united nations. if if we try to figure out what that krieshl incrimination was,
the next word was "hitler." as we've seen over the course of the decades the united nations has been in existence, starting to turn into a form that is exactly what the united nations was formed to fight against. this was an anti-israel, pro-plin sentiment that -- pro pal lynnian that was trytion to cleanse the area. that's why the arguments are gaining steam, the united nations is turning into a body that is pushing the type of sentiment that was spoe supposedly created. >> some say it violates international law, having the sellements continue to be built you are inciting and causing potentially more violence and reaction and that the palestinians have rights to that land, too. >> well, first off it should be noted how many times there's been opportunities for the palistineans to have their own state, they have chosen time and again to vote against it.
it is the palestinians murdering americans, and in several cases, the u.s. service member killed. the palestinian group rewards families taking place. israel has shown a willingness to give large swaths of land, east gentlemen ruse lem, parts of the area, they've been created, part of the israeli compromising. when i was in ramala i met with the prime minister, he said in to uncertain terms, they will not recognize israel as a jewish state. so, if the israeli's are willing to negotiate long-term peace but you don't have a willing partner on the other end of the table. >> they recognized israel as part of oslo in 1993.
>> they claimed to the top of the stadium and tangled from the beams, but wonder how they were able to get through security with their sign and equipment. >> i talked to a couple of fans sitting right there. a lady said that the lady carried the sign in, in her backpack. threw her backpack into the stadium. then they climbed up the stairs. i don't know how they got past security. >> while police arrested three people including the two who rappelled from the ceiling, they don't handle security for that stadium. >> security screening is not done by us. so for me to say how they got through, wouldn't be fair. >> it was an attempt to draw attention to the protest against the dakota access pipeline which they say threatens tribal lands and the environment in north dakota. >> i think these guys are just basically trying to shed light on their message and definitely achieved their goal. >> a spokesperson for the
pipeline opposition group says they want the sfon sore for the stadium, u.s. bank, to stop supporting the pipeline. >> they have 175 million dollars invested, in energy transfer partners, the parent company to the dakota access pipeline. this is a great place to stage a very public demonstration you recalling the bank to divest from the pipeline. >> the pipeline company is trying to finish the project in court. in washington, kelly wright, fox news. >> well, just weeks left in office, the obama administration has put new sanctions on russia. sending those 35 diplomats home. was it enough? our political panel will weigh in. >> new laws rolling out in the new year. how states are cracking down on everything from distracted driving to gun sales.
member of congress was just on. i generally say that when i introduced him, i skipped the word "republican." he is the only republican jewish member of the house of representatives. won his new term. the new year has brought big changes in state laws across the country. nevada joins a growing list of states legalizing recreational marijuana. and in colorado, licensed medical growers can sell it as well. in california gun owners can no longer buy semi-automatic rifles equipped with what they call evil features that make replacing clips easier. the golden state is cracking down on distracted driving making it illegal to even hold your cell phone while you're driving.
>> new questions about the motives behind the obama administration sanctions on russia. the u.s. expelling 35 russian diplomats and their families for moscow's alleged hacking of the drik national committee. shawn spicer suggests the motivation was political. >> thered zero evidence that they influenced the election. that's what we have to get away from, allowing the narrative to become whether or not the dnc and other entities didn't have lacks security and whether or not there was an influence to our election. >> joining us kaitlin huey burns, the national political reporter for real clear politics and jacktory, d.c. eld for the dismatch. we heard shawn spicer, noticed that russia has been making troubling moves for years including the annexation of cry me kwa. he -- cry mia, he said the hacking is minor compared to russia's other activities. why was this the straw that motivated president obama to act, jack? >> i don't think any american
administration could have avoided acting on this. it is not new for the russians or their soviet predecessors to try to interfere with american elections. at the end of the '68 election the soviets were pushing hanoi to agree to a bombing halt as a way to help hubert humphrey overtake richard nixon in the polls. you are faced with apparently iron clad evidence that soviet hackers were getting into democratic e-mails. mr. spicer is correct, i doubt it changed the election. but he's being disingenuous when we says it's not something we should be concerned about. i think the obama administration took a middle approach. you have republicans from mr. trump's own party who think that they need to go further. >> there are many republicans who are absolutely concerned about the hacking and who are supporting the obama administrations sanctions although some say they would have gone further and done it sooner. mr. spicer noting that china took over a million records two years ago, and that included
sensitive information about federal employees but the obama administration did not act against china. kaitlin, what does that say about the sanctions against russia? >> well, i think what you are hearing from republicans who are pushing for sanctions against russia a lot of them like john mccain make the argument it's not just russia, it's other foreign agents being able to hack into our systems and cause a significant damage. they're trying to thread that argument. separating out the results of the election, from the issue at hand which is the ability of these foreign agents to hack into our system and kind of what could come next. so, really putting pressure on the plump administration to at least acknowledge that this happened in the first place. that's been something really interesting to see. donald trump not as -- dismissing the intelligence reports when there could be further problems and issues coming down the pike. he will have that intelligence briefing next week which could give him an opportunity to change course. but everything that we've seen
so far, it's hard to tell what exactly would be new from those briefings given that the white house has said they've been investigating this since the summertime. and whether he sees this as a chance to kind of press pause and reset a little bit. >> jack, you feel that this issue has exposed a split between mr. trump and the republicans on capitol hill? >> all you have to do is look at the john mccain national security tour through the baltics and the ukraine in which he essentially contradicted mr. trump's warmer dealings with vladimir putin. mr. trump is the third p a row thinking he can deal with the rushings and vladimir putin. . first two, george w. bush and barack obama discovered they couldn't. i suspect mr. trump will shortly discover that he can't as well. i think the view among republicans on capitol hill is this, putin is not our friend. he doesn't wish us well. he would like to have his
annexation to cry mia recognized by the west. he would like to have a free hand in ukraine and free hand in the middle east. until somebody says no you can't i don't think he will stop. >> jack and kaitlin, running out of time unfortunately, thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> glad to be here. >> there's been a surge in illegal immigration. what happens to these folks after they sneak into our country? the feds just released eye opening information about all of this. >> and some hollywood from hollyweed why the famous landmark was vandalized and the key evidence police have. >> so they have to fix that and get back to the traditional hollywood sign. >> we came to see the hollywood sign.
grappling with massive spike in illegal immigration. new data shows that s 5% surge in the last fiscal year -- 15%. adam is here with more on the statistics. >> we've seen it before in recent decades, more specifically, it's similar to 2014 reported here on fox as well. the numbers have surged, specifically from people coming primarily from centra america, countries having problems, countries like, for example, el salvator, honduras. some human rights advocates urge the obama administration to treat it as refugee crisis. there was criticism lobbied toward the administration when this happened last time in 2014 for the lack of message to try and deter illegal immigrants coming north to the u.s. we're seeing the same type of thing now. the trek is perilous for those who do make it here, crossing new mexico and dealing with wide reports of rapes and lob brings
and dealing with the human smuggling aspect. accord together numbers released bite feds on friday, total apprehensiontion across the country jumped by 67,000 as compared to 2015. homeland security individuals apprehended more than 5340,000 and returned 451,000 to their home countries in the 12-month period that ended in cement. according to the figures released on friday, the majority of those apprehended come from central american countries and include s 37,000 families, unaccompanied children, border patrol arrests alone were up 23% this year. it puts a lot of people in the tough situation in the border, those land owners as well as our border patrol agents dealing with this. now there's also argument to the numbers, only coming up because of whatted happened it's cyclical and also because of the election of donald trump and his promise to build a wall and crack down on the border. eric, it's going to be very interesting to see what happens in the next couple of months.
of course the most dangerous time for the crossings is the summertime, we have covered that widely here, the temperatures right now obviously much cooler. but still very difficult trek for anybody coming across the border. those numbers are huge. >> and surprising that they're up, certainly. thank you, adam. patti ann? >> isis is claiming responsibility for the deadly nightclub attack in istanbul as the manhunt goes on for the killer who opened fire on the big crowd celebrating the new year. we will have the latest on the search and the investigation coming up in a live report.
>> this sibling rivalry could last a lifetime. twin boys, born in phoenix, arizona just ten minutes apart. but in different years. one just minutes before the new year, the other right after the calendar flipped to 2017. >> oh, man. >> congratulations to them. >> talk about a rivalry. and you're a twin. >> i am, indeetd, i have a twin sister, identical. >> she ever been in this seat instead of you?
>> no. well, i won't tell. [ laughing ] no, she's a lawyer, i don't go to court for her, she doesn't do this for me. >> patti ann, great to be with you. >> happy new year. >> happy new year, everyone. "outnumbered" starts right now. thanks for being with us. >> fox news alert, isis claiming responsibility for the horrific new year shooting at an istanbul nightclub, packed with foreign terse that left 39 dead and dozens wounded including one american. this as the kill rear mains at large. this is "outnumbered," i'm sandra smith, here today, host of kennedy on fox business, republican strategist lisa booth, cath lynn temts and the. of sky bridge capital and member of the committee for donald trump's transition team anthony scaramucci. >> happy new year. >> and i'm not going to tell anyone you said this is your