tv Tucker Carlson Tonight FOX News January 11, 2017 9:00pm-10:01pm PST
we are definitely looking out for you. >> tucker: good evening and welcome to "tucker carlson tonight." much like general patton, donald trump believes the best defense is a good offense. trump went on an all-out attack on today's news conference, his first since last july. it was a high-energy event. here is a highlight reel of what happened. >> i will be the greatest jobs producer that god ever created. as far as hacking, i think it was russia. but i think we also get hacked by other countries and other people. i will say again, i think it is a disgrace that information would be let out. i saw the information, i read it, outside of that meeting.
it is all fake news. it is phony stuff. it didn't happen. it was a group of opponents who got together, sick people. and they put that together. hacking is bad and it shouldn't be done. but look at the things that were hacked, if putin likes donald trump, guess what, folks? that is called an asset, not a liability. i don't know if i'm going to get along with vladimir putin, i hope i do. but there is a good chance i won't. >> reporter: every president since the '70s -- >> don and eric are going to be running the company in a very professional manner, they are not going to be discussing it with me. again, i don't have to do this. go ahead, go ahead. no, not you.
not you. your organization is terrible. as far as buzzfeed -- which is a failing pile of garbage -- writing it? i think they are going to suffer the consequences. they already are. >> tucker: the news organizations published untrue information all the time, but buzzfeed -- even buzzfeed's editors could not verify the information published today. the report contained errors. many are arguing their decision to publish that piece was justified. joined now by mathew ingram, thank you so much for coming on. >> thank you for having me. >> tucker: one of my favorite reporters wrote something this morning. he said, "wikileaks relentlessly attacked publishing unverified information."
you have been critical of wikileaks for publishing emails that did not belong to them and yet you are cheering on the information that is clearly wrong. why? >> i support their attempts to publish documents that would otherwise go unpublished. i support buzzfeed's decision to do the same when those documents are clearly part of an important story, they said they were and verified. they didn't say that everything in there was true. all they said was these documents are going to be discussed at the highest levels. they have said the source is credible and yet no one is showing it in the document. i think they did a public service. >> you were just criticizing the release of those wikileaks emails. but to the point of buzzfeed. there are lots of things that are discussed privately, especially during campaigns.
you know this well. that we don't publish because we are not certain if they are true and the bar is higher when they are personal, damaging to people's reputations. isn't it our job to verify that? isn't that why we have reporters in the first place? >> sure, buzzfeed is working and has been working for months according to ben smith to verify the things that were in that document. it's not that by publishing they are saying we accept all of these things as true. what they are saying is that the document has been presented to the president, senior members of the intelligence community, and all the reporting before buzzfeed said there is this document but we are not going to tell you what's in it. but it is really important and in fact it could affect the entire trump administration. isn't that something that people should be able to see? >> tucker: if it's not true, it's not going to affect the
trump administration unless the media treats it like it's significant. we hear all kinds of things, i've heard all sorts of things about barack obama's romantic life. i hope they are not true. i would never report on that. isn't it irresponsible to pass on something that you can't verify? i don't know how you don't see that as a journalist. >> "the new york times," "the washington post," some of the leading journalist organizations routinely write stories that are based on information that they haven't verified. "the new york times" verified all the information that was in all the emails that were reported on? no. all the information that they got from intelligence sources? no, they base those reports on the credibility of the source. it is reportable he credible
according to cnn sources, whose information has become part of a document does presented by the senior intelligence chief the united states. comes from a source that according to "the wall street journal" worked in russia for a decade or more, has 20 years of experience in russia, that sounds like a credible source to me. >> tucker: no, i think you've got the story wrong. journalist publish information's all the time that's wrong, they trust sources when they shouldn't. but they almost never publish information that they know to be inaccurate as buzzfeed did and admitted in the introduction. >> there were place things that were inaccurate, people names that were inaccurate. that doesn't mean that the -- it just means that someone was in a hurry, maybe. >> tucker: is been denied by everyone involved, there's no evidence that it was true. it was written as campaign
opposition research by a private-sector guy in great britain. we think. he was not a member of am i six, this is not intelligence information. we scoop up all kinds of rumor innuendo as you know, all the time. i don't think we would publish that kind of rumor stuff about hillary clinton, would we? >> so why is this different? >> name a news organization. name one. i have literally no idea what you're talking about. name a major news organization that published knowingly untrue information about hillary clinton that came from an intelligence source. i don't know what you're talking about. >> what you're saying buzzfeed knows this to be untrue? >> tucker: i am saying they know that certain facts in this document are provably untrue and they have not proven a single fact in here.
>> did every detail of every hillary clinton story, wasn't verified by the journalistic organizations that published those stories, yes or no? >> tucker: no, no. because not a single -- i'll tell you why. >> if you are a senior intelligence agent, and said he heard something in moscow about donald trump -- this was not written by someone like that. >> tucker: no, he is not a member of british intelligence. i think you are factually wrong on that point.
i am merely saying that this is not a product of british intelligence, it is a product of a private company in london. the hillary emails, not a single one was proven wrong. not one. lots of news organizations passed on it. but when this is proved totally false, one person is saying this is true. no one is standing up to say it's true, including the man who reportedly wrote it. would you publish this yourself, if you were running a news organization? >> yes. >> tucker: then you have low standards. i'm sorry. it's not a defense in trump, i wouldn't do it to obama. or hillary. >> this is a document that made up a briefing by all the senior intelligence agencies in the united states for the president of the united states. this is an important document that has been circulating to the highest level of u.s. government.
>> tucker: you are throwing words around that you don't understand. this came across john mccain's desk and he passed it by his own admission to the director of the fbi who sent it up the chain because who knows what this is. not one person implicated and said i have evidence that this is true. there's no evidence adult that is true. it is almost certainly false. for political reasons, you think it is okay. >> according to a senior bbc reporter, he has a source that has made the same allegations. that's two sources now. are you saying that bbc is reporting things that aren't true now? >> tucker: it wouldn't be a source. i don't know who you are talking about. here's evidence, i will be the first want to say, wow, donald trump, what is this about? i'm out of time, mathew ingram, i am sorry. good to see you.
trump demonstrated this warning to his approach to media relations is different from that of president obama's. here is with the president-elect had to say this morning about bus feed and cnn. >> as far as buzzfeed -- which is a failing pile of garbage -- writing it? i think they are going to suffer the consequences. they already are. as far as cnn, going out of their way to build it up, and by the way, we just found out, michael cohen, he is a very talented lawyer. he's a good lawyer, my friend. it was not this michael cohen that we are talking about. all night long, it's michael. i said, "i want to see your passport." he brings his passport to my office. i say, "hey, wait a minute, he didn't leave the country." he was out of the country. it turned out to be a different michael cohen. it's a disgrace, what took place. it's a disgrace and i think they ought to apologize, to start with michael cohen. >> tucker: reaction on his
posture towards the press, sean spicer. sean, thanks for coming on. >> congratulations on the show. >> tucker: you were obviously there when this happened, but there was really an interesting exchange with jim acosta who kept trying to ask a question and the president-elect finally said no, i'm not going to take a question from your fake news. "sean spicer, the incoming press secretary, said if i were to do that again, i was going to be thrown out of this press conference." did that happen? >> what happened was after the exchange that you just noted, he did it again towards the end, he continued to harass the president-elect, after he had ended the press conference and had been removed from the area. i went up to mr. acosta and i said his behavior was rude, it was inappropriate, and he said he had a right to ask a
question. i informed him that i thought no one should be treated that way and treated that disrespectfully. and if he did it again in the future, i would have him removed. tucker, i've known you a long time. you know i am a pretty solid republican. i don't care whether you are a republican or democrat or independent, but if someone did that to president obama or president clinton or frankly any other human being, i would say the same thing. nobody needs to be treated with that level of disrespect and rudeness. i think mr. acosta owes the president-elect an apology. >> tucker: the president-elect basically made that same point. saying, you are fake news. there were organizations that were banned from trump events. i'm sort of wondering now why. the president-elect is certainly capable of responding directly to people he doesn't like in the media.
he's pretty good at it. he probably is some sympathy from viewers when he does it. why would he abandon news organizations when he so clearly enjoys betting them around? >> he's not. the answer is committed to ensuring that the people have access to the press. what the president elected today, he's going to do it again. he is going to set the record straight. he's not going to let dishonest members of the media publish factually inaccurate stories about him, his family, and i think for a lot of the folks in the media, they're used to these politicians sitting back and taking it. that's not for the president-elect is. >> tucker: this story today was about buzzfeed, that printed that dossier. 35 pages of what he said is totally false allegations about donald trump. you described buzzfeed today as a hugely irresponsible left-wing log that was openly hostile to
trump during the campaign. all of which is demonstrably true. i think that's accurate on the merits, you are right. but the rnc as i remember during the campaign reserved over a million dollars of space, signed a contract with buzzfeed, why would the rnc do business with and irresponsible left-wing blog that was hostile to its candidate? >> great question. let me just be clear, the buzzfeed story that was posted last night, its editor put as a footnote that they were unsure of the information that they were putting out and it should be taken with caution because it was unsubstantiated. to be clear about the stories that they publish themselves. we get to the question about the campaign, we reserve time across 56 different platforms. so everything from "the daily caller," fox news, buzzfeed, and the idea was, we didn't have to put any money down. we could reserve time and ads across over 50 platforms,
when we came down the final stretch in the election. if our data told us the missing voters were on "the huffington post" or newsmax or on foxnews.com, where the time reserved would go after those key constituencies, then we had to get out the vote. the idea was to cover all of our bases across the political spectrum to be ready to ensure that we have the capability to get to the voters we need to. if you look at the election in terms of states, we had an amazing candidate with an amazing message. he combi operation that propelled us to victory. we did exactly the right thing. we will do it again and i think it is going to be the golden standard going forward. >> tucker: did you really think you are going to find trump voters on an irresponsible left-wing log? >> the goal was to make sure that wherever they were going to be, there were people even on the far left that were upset with hillary clinton, that didn't trust her, that were open to a trump message. if you look at the number of
people that supported bernie sanders. so sure, we had to be prepared. we put no money down on the platform. we reserved time that no matter where those voters were, and when you look at the breadth and depth of the vote and the movement, it wasn't just republicans and conservatives. it was independents, liberals that were ready for change. we did the same thing back then. >> tucker: fair point. putting a plea to you. i know that you are going to redo the way the press operation works at the white house, it's probably overdue. they're probably going to bring in a lot of people that have been allowed in the briefings in the past. that's fine with me. here's what i hope you don't do, reserve interviews only for camp followers. for people who already agree with them. you see president obama doing it with buzzfeed and npr and all these puffy little pieces but
never letting someone who has real questions near him. will you allow people who are going to really ask questions hard questions near president trump? >> absolutely. what he did today. everyone in the mainstream media, some of the left-wing media all got questions in. he's not afraid of anybody right now. i think he aptly noted with respect to cnn, he's not afraid to back down from anyone, right, left, independent, center. he is tough. he will answer the questions. and deliver a very forceful message. i don't think it has to do with the outlet, he will take on anybody and deliver the message that will make this country better again, whoever wants to hear it and is willing to give him a shake for it. >> tucker: does he like the brawling? he seems to like it. >> he enjoys actually talking about what he can do to make the country better. the successes, whether it's creating jobs with sprint, or breaking down the tax burden,
the 35 for the new air force one. people want to engage negatively with him, he's going to fight back. in a polite and respectful manner with the president-elect, he is going to treat you in kind. if you want to be disrespectful and rude, he is not going to sit back and take it. this the man who fights and wins. >> tucker: sean spicer, congrats on the new job. thanks for joining us. time now for "twitter storm." on our nightly forecast, donald trump wasn't the only person looking to humiliate buzzfeed and cnn. twitter user mike was one of many. liam wrote this...
you think? yesterday morning, if at all possible. that was a consensus. tonight's "twitter storm." up ahead, donald trump has announced his plans for a limiting ties to the trump organization to clear and at the curdle. former ethics attorney for george w. bush said the plan is not enough. he joins us next with details. also democrats have been going hard after jeff sessions and rex tillerson. we'll bring you the most
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>> tucker: donald trump's press conference this morning wasn't only about spanking his enemies and the media. he also announced its plans to avoid conflicts of interest. by ending his involvement with his company, the trump o organization. here's part of what he said. >> my company is much bigger, much more powerful than they ever thought. we are in many, many countries, i am very proud of it. and what i'm going to be doing is my two sons, who are right here, don and eric, are going to be running the company. they're going to be running it in a very professional manner,
they are not going to discuss it with me. again, i don't have to do this.. >> tucker: some ethics efforts say the new plan does not come close to resolving conflicts of interest. we are joined from minneapolis, he is a law professor who served as an ethics attorney for president george w. bush. thank you for joining us tonight. >> thanks for having me, tucker. >> tucker: you heard with the president-elect said, i'm distancing myself from the company, my boys are taking it over, neither my daughter and i will have conversation with them about how it runs. they are divesting from a bunch of foreign deals they have, and they are taking the profits andn putting into the u.s. treasury. why that not enough? >> the problem remains if the president is going to own the business, first, the only addressed the profits from barring government transactions with the hotels. we haven't heard about what they're going to do about loans
from foreign government, leasing space to foreign government owned companies., so we haven't heard a comprehensive plan for sweeping out all the foreign government money before january 20th. that's awfully critical to comply with the constitution. but we also have some serious questions about these buildings around the world with the trump name on them. having the president's name on a building outside the united states, like the philippines or indonesia, or turkey, well, as i see in the news quite frequently, there are a lot of security concerns over there. it would be very tragic to have a building get attacked or people lose their lives because the president's name is on the building. they need to address that. i haven't heard any -- >> tucker: that's a legitimate question of course. but that's really matter to be resolved by the building owner, i would think. back to the ethics question. certainly you've had presidents who have had investments.
i think a lot of presidents have and it didn't seem to stop their presidency in the tracks. why is this different? >> licensing his name out, it's up to him whether his name is on a building or not. he may have a contract with the building owner but he can say a look at, i am president of the united states. it's dangerous to have my name on that building. i want my name off thee buildings. >> tucker: you may be right, from a humanitarian perspective. perhaps that is the right call.. but from an ethics perspective. pro-trump and anti-trump is concerned about. it could gum up his administration if he gets in ethics trouble. my question is why is what he doing not enough? can he only company but not run it? a lot of people do that i think, don't they? >> the operations overseas, who has to pay for security for the building?
who has to pay when he gets into a business operation overseas and there is some person who has influence with a foreign government overseas who then is trying to influence united states government policies? these are serious conflicts of interest and it just to say well, his sons are running the business, he's not, a lot of these businesses are connected with foreign government and he is in charge of protecting the interest of the united states of america. not getting himself all over the world, or having his sons on him behalf deal with the businesses over the world. he can have a couple billionit dollars which is great, and then focus on running the country. this is a very, very important job. he has been chosen by the american people and he needs ton give that the number one priority. this is too much of a distraction.an right left with lawsuits, they love suing the president of the united states. >> tucker: a lot of what
you're saying is of course true, but i am having trouble discerning what is an ethicalre problem, a legitimate ethical conflict for him and what is just unattractive or bad p.r. >> anything that interferes with his ability to be the best possible president of the united states, is an ethicalal problem. his obligations are to the united states, he is going to take an oath next friday to uphold and defend the constitution. he will have to defend us against enemies, foreign and domestic. this is a dangerous world we live in. we can't have a president tied down with personal business. we went want to have fdr insides of world war ii if he had properties in berlin and frankfurt. sell the business and be president. >> tucker: all right, richard painter. thanks for joining us. up next, what does the leaked dossier say about our intelligence agencies? have they been compromised by
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where are these leaks coming from in the first place? fair question and how worried should we be about what it means that intelligence services may be leaking that?ue until lester was the advisor to ambassador, thank you for the trumps transition team. joining us tonight. >> good to be with you, tucker. >> tucker: president-elect trump's position seems to be, and a lot of people share this view, a lot of the stuff is coming from disgruntled employees in the executive branch, they don't like them, they favor hillary clinton and they are trying to undermine him before he even takes office. do you think that is true? >> this is something separate from the buzzfeed stuff. i suppose there could be some people, i think would be a very
small number, that would do something like that. i think the number is tiny. i think it is far more likely to be inventing stuff. from in the washington scene that gets tossed into the hopper. >> tucker: right. if you're just an ordinary news consumer like me, a lot of the conclusions from the intelligence community are filtered through press accounts. like the "washington post" or "new york times," you've read that the intelligence community, again, whatever that is, believes that donald trump was the favored candidate of vladimir putin and he was seeking to influence trump's win. >> it's hard to know where something like that is coming from. for example, one bit of evidence that was discussed at great deal
was a medal, it was given to -- i take it back, this was to the secretary of state. it gives a similar picture. something like that gets tossed into the hopper and people don't dig down and see that that medal is the same one that is given to visiting athletes and visiting m performers and is not any kind of sign of closeness or cooperation. the only way to pick up what is going to happen with russia on cooperation is to watch and see what their morale is and how they operate. because we have to maintain a much firmer position than the obama administration did. and i think that we will, if we do that, we have a chance of
getting along reasonably well with the russians. but if we behave the way the government did during the obama administration, the w russians will do everything possible to take advantage of that. i negotiated with them four times on four major treaties over a number of years. three of those times they were standard russian behavior, doer, unhelpful, prevaricating, et cetera. one of the four was terrific. it was right after the berlin wall went down. it was not much my negotiating skills than the loss of confidence that they are experienced as a result of that. but there was a like to work t with. we put a 107 page treaty, all the nonnuclear weapons in europe, it was fine until putinh a few years ago.
they were easy to work with. >> tucker: anyone else is hard to know.e it is hard to know somebody's motive. we know for fact that putin advocated for trump's victory. how could you know what putin wants? should i be right to be skeptical of claims like that? >> sure. i think it is perfectly reasonable to be skeptical of claims of that sort. i don't think most of that is coming from the intelligence community.y. i think it is banter around washington. i don't think the hostility between trump and the committee -- community is nearly what people are saying. i think it is remediable, i think it is going to be relatively easy for them to work together as soon as there is a new government. >> tucker: i hope that is true for everyone's sake. thanks a lot, ambassador. i
great to see you. well, donald trump spent todayee at war with the press. in a break with senate president, cory booker of new jersey testified against his colleague, jeff sessions of alabama. who is of course the nomination for attorney general. louisiana representative complained that having to wait a day to attack sessions was somehow evocative, brace yourself, of jim crow. >> first, i want to express my concerns about being made to testify at the very end of the witness panels. to have a senator, a house member, and a living civil rights legend to testify at the end ofe all of this is the equivalent of being made to go to the back of the bus. >> senator sessions is unquestionably qualified for thu job for which he has been nominated. he is a good christian man. he has dedicated his life to public service and in the course
of that, he is actually for the disenfranchised. not only did he fight for it, he accomplished it. he fought for civil rights. he prosecuted members of the ku klux klan and most importanti he fought for the liberty of all americans. >> tucker: meanwhile, in the secretary of state hearing, marco rubio aggressively questioned rex tillerson. for refusing to call vladimir putin "a workable" ." watch. >> let me ask you this question. is vladimir putin a war criminal? >> i would not use that term. >> based on all this information? what has happened in aleppo and the russian military, you're still not prepared to say that vladimir putin and his military have violated the rules of war in aleppo? >> those are very, very serious charges to make and i would want to have much more information before reaching a conclusion. i understand there's a body of
record in the public domain, i'm sure there is a record in the r classified domanin and i think in order to deal with the serious question like this -- >> the public domain into the pictures -- >> this new administration must thread the needle between pushingin back against putin's aggressions, meddling interventionism, ambitions, and bullying. and at the same time, find a way to stop a dangerous downward spiral and our relationship with russia. i believe mr. tillerson is the right person at the right time to help accomplish both of those goals. >> tucker: the senate is going to get a few more opportunities to poke at trump's nominees but it is unlikely they will have a hard time blocking them. in the past 40 years, only six cabinet nominees have failed to be confirmed. up next, russia says it's ludicrous suggesting they have compromising personal information on donald trump, whether it is true or not
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>> tucker: well, donald trump isn't the only person dismissing the dossier about him. russia -- which supposedly provided it -- has called it an absolute fabrication in an attempt to sabotage u.s.-russia relations. we are joined now by stephen cohen, professor emeritus of russian studies at nyu. i'll confess, i don't know whether this dossier is real or not. but it is making some fairly serious allegations. does it look real to you? >> the sexual and financial blackmail? >> tucker: that's right. that he is basically a pawn.
they are blackmailing him to do his bidding. >> this is if not the end game the last chapter in what appears to be an attempt to destroy trump's presidency before he gets to the whiteo house. as for that document published in buzzfeed or whatever, i've seen stuff like that before in moscow. it is junk. you send me to moscow and i can get you a better dossier than that. it won't even have the factualo errors in it. i it is generated by so-called private intelligence agents, who are out to make a buck. they will sell it to anybody. what is it doing in our political discourse? why did cnn put it on the air? why is the cia and the fbi even touching this stuff? i've been studying russia as a professor, i've never seen anything like this. people in the mainstream media, authoritative media, a place like "the new york times" are calling trump -- before he even
gets in the white house. so i ask you, you live in d.c. what is going on? >> tucker: it is not clear to me. it comes at you so quickly. it's so esoteric, if you are not an expert on russia. it doesn't look real but then who knows. as someone who has studied this for forty years, this does not have the ring of truth to you. as a much larger effort to disable trump before he becomes resident.e >> people were saying trump and putin instead of trump and pence. it got picked up with this free intelligence agency report that was published last week. it is absolutely empty. even "the new york times" which is very anti-trump, questioned its credibility. so now we get what is
essentially tabloid stuff. i can only assume, it's an assumption, the people in this country are desperate to wound trump for various reasons. one is to stop any kind of cooperation with russia. i would submit to you, tucker, that without a full debate about that possibility, with policies involved, these accusations against trump have themselves become a grave american national security threat. >> tucker: thank you for theri reality check, professor. it is hard to know. i appreciate you coming on and explainingng that. thank you very much. i hope you come back. up next, what is it like inside a donald trump news conference? fox's john roberts enters "the friend zone" to tell us he was there today and he has lived to tell about it. about your medicines, and ask if your heart is healthy enough for sex.
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>> since you are attacking us, can you give us a question? can you give us a chance? >> no, not you. >> you are attacking our news organization -- >> quiet. quiet. >> no, press the elect, can you give us a question? >> don't be rude. i am not going to give you a question. you are fake news. >> tucker: [laughs] did you see the man in the background? it was our own friend,d, john roberts, who is with us now in "the friend zone." what was that like, john? >> tucker, good evening to you. i have been to a lot of press conferences on the presidential level. i covered the white house from 1999 until early 2006, went to a lot of press conferences with
president clinton, president george w. bush, and i've never seen anything like what happened today. the mood in the room got really hot, very combative, jim acosta who i've known since the days when we are at cbs news together, really kind of had a little bit too much in the frustration. too much of the cnn directed his way, that has been at him and all these trump events in the past months. and he said that's it, i will say my piece. and he did. >> tucker: do you think you can measure the vibe in the room? do you think they were on his side or trump's side? >> for the most part, there are a lot of people who were on jim acosta's side, to say trump shouldn't be icing out media in a press conference. but then at the same time, there are a lot of people who are
thinking that, you know, even though he is the president-elect, this is a presidential press conference, you don't go yelling at the guy who is in charge. i know that something like that would not go over well at the white house. at least in the presidential press conference. i would approach the things that even if you want to get answers and you are determined to get the answer, you have to do it in a respectful way. and i will leave it to the folks at home to decide whether or not that happened today. >> tucker: wow. do you expect that press conferences or the briefings over which sean spicer will preside is going to be like this? >> maybe if linda mcmahon were the press secretary, we might see things like that encouraged. but i don't necessarily know, tucker, if that is something we will see. we received a release from the director of national intelligence, james clapper called and talked to donald trump tonight expressing
dismay over the fact that this information was leaked, he isss saying that this was not an official intelligence community document. it was generated out of the private sector. russia trying to collect compromising information on donald trump. clearly the intelligence community has been sort of rocked by what is going on here. they are trying to really walk it back. i was told that james clapper, there really kind of running away from what has gone on in the last couple days. >> tucker: wow. that is amazing news, thanks for telling us that. glad you are okay. some people are not able to cope with the fact that trump won. we will see what the meltdown, you two, the band appears to be having, coming up.
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"the world is a different place after trump's win, the next album will have to be changed i accordingly." it will hopefully be out by new year's day, next year. "hannity" is next. >> sean: welcome to "hannity," we will have many guests tonight. the press conference today was the single greatest beat down of the alt-left, abusively biased, mainstream media in the history of the country. and that is tonight's opening monologue. president-elect donald trumpmp took on the press after the so-called journalists at cnn and buzzfeed expose themselves to be nothing more than political hacks. they ran wild with unconfirmed, completely unfounded allegations that president like donald trump has been compromised by russ