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good morning to our viewers in the west, it is wednesday, november 16th. 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning." president-elect trump's transition is described as stalled and scrambling after more top officials leave. but mr. trump calls the process very organized, after damaging reporters to go out to dinner. >> plus an undercover operation into office depot. technicians urge customers to make expensive repairs for computer problems that don't even exist. and fox news host megyn kelly is in studio 57. she'll talk about being attacked online by the president-elect and accusing her boss roger ailes of sexual harassment. >> we begin with today's eye
opener your world in 90 seconds. >> all right, everybody, welcome to the dawn of a new unified republican government. >> reports of discord among trump's transition team. >> right now it appears that donald trump is putting loyalty to him ahead of the security of the nation. >> i think you do what ronald reagan did in a very nice way. you put your -- you put your flag in the ground. >> the president spoke in greece while on his last foreign trip, reaffirmed america's commitment to democracy. >> we compete hard in campaigns. but after the election, democracy depends on a peaceful transition of power. >> the suspect in a deadly shooting at will rogers world airport has been found dead. >> we do believe this was a premeditated act. >> protests against the north dakota pipeline were held across the country. >> your generation will look back and say what in god's name were you doing? >> two more suspected arsonists arrested in connection with the fires across the southeast.
>> a high school sophomore in utah in custody. police say he stabbed five of his classmates. >> we have no idea what his motives were. >> the dayton university basketball team chartered a plane and hillary clinton's airplane showed up. >> all that. >> cbs staffers are on the move 24/7 to bring you the latest news. but they stepped out of character to try out the latest craze. >> just kidding. >> and all that matters. >> there is surprising news from the transition team. dr. ben carson said today that he's not interested in serving in the trump administration. >> and just like at the debate, if his name is called, he won't answer. >> on "cbs this morning." >> a photo of a young joe biden that is blowing up the internet. is this really the only thing you notice in the country right now? have a look. that's joe biden there. i mean i want to start my day with this cup of joe. honestly. look at that.
look at that. he makes me proud to be an american, and i'm not even american. >> this morning's "eye opener" is presented by toyota. let's go places. welcome to "cbs this morning." president-elect donald trump's transition team is in the middle of a shake-up and sources say it is scrambling to get on track. advisers were coming and going all day yesterday at trump tower. the transition team announced a flurry of changes. the new man in charge, vice president-elect mike pence has removed all lobbyists from the team. a top official who worked with former transition boss chris christie also resigned. >> a cbs news source described it as blowing up the team. but the president-elect tweeted last night that the process of choosing his cabinet is very organized. and only he knows who the finalists are. major garrett is take tracking the names being considered for the top posts in the new trump administration. good morning. >> good morning.
revamping a lot. vice president-elect mike pence purged the team of its many registered lobbyists leaving the team short staffed but closer to mr. trump's drain the swamp campaign promise. advisers insist, stories of infighting and chaos are overblown but agree at times this has all looked a bit amateurish. president-elect donald trump tried to sneak out of trump tower for dinner tuesday. after staff told reporters he was in for the night. his meal captured by fellow diners, instead of the traveling press. earlier mr. trump and advisers met with vice president-elect mike pence for more than six hours to get the transition back on track. discussing cabinet nominations and early legislation. >> a lot of exciting things for the first 100 days of the coming presidency. >> reporter: former goldman sachs partner and trump loyalist steve mnuchin is the front-runner for treasury secretary. alabama senator jeff sessions is a favorite to serve as attorney general. also at trump tower one-time campaign rivals ted cruz, and
retired lieutenant general keith kellogg a national security adviser during the campaign. joining the national security transition team frank gaffney labeled by the southern poverty law center as one of the nation's most notorious islam phones and last year defended mr. trump's proposed immigration ban as common sense. >> i've been in 80 countries. 150 different foreign trips. >> questions are being raised by mr. trump's leading candidate for secretary of state, rudy giuliani, whose private firm reportedly held contracts with the government of qatar. giuliani has also given paid speeches to an iranian opposition group that was once on the state department's list of terrorist organizations. >> you want to have a diplomat in charge of diplomacy. you don't want a bomb thrower. >> reporter: after defense hawk john bolton's name surfaced as another possible secretary of state republican senator rand paul objected, calling him unfit for the job. >> i think giuliani and bolton
are very similar. bolton just has a more extensive cheerleading background with regard to war in the middle east. >> one seat defection means any nomination complicates the process. the president received his first intelligence briefing yesterday meaning if he so desires he'll receive the same classified survey of global hot spots as president obama. pence will receive his first top briefing today before he meets for lunch with vice president joe biden. gayle? >> all right. thank you very much, major. angry democrats in congress are slamming the president-elect for making steve bannon a senior white house counselor. and breitbart news where bannon was executive chairman reportedly is getting ready to sue a major media company for claiming that breitbart is a white nationalist website. julianna goldman is on capitol hill where the democrats are trying to regain their footing after last week's election. julianna, good morning. >> good morning. well with the president-elect transition team in disarray, democrats are escalating their calls for donald trump to reverse his decision to bring
steve bannon into the west wing. with prubsz controlling the white house, and congress, they're efforts may only go so far. >> it's sad that we are having a debate about whether a white supremacist should serve as a senior counselor to the president-elect. >> reporter: for the second day on tuesday, democrats railed against donald trump's decision to have steve bannon serve as his chief strategist in the white house. >> people didn't vote for donald trump so that he could bring a white supremacist into the white house. >> the first thing he should do is rescind his appointment of steve bannon. >> reporter: bannon's breitbart once celebrated the glorious heritage of the confederate flag, and called trump critic bill kristol a renegade jew in an interview earlier this year bannon said breitbart was the platform for the alt-right. the conservative movement with white nationalist values. while some republicans are privately saying they're uncomfortable with the bannon pick, publicly they're sticking by the president-elect. asked about bannon yesterday,
house speaker paul ryan tried to steer the conversation away from the controversy. >> the president is going to be judged on his results. this is a person who helped him win an incredible victory and an incredible campaign. >> reporter: cbs news has learned that bannon has called house republicans to try and reassure them of his role, and intentions. so far, at least, there's no gop revolt. and even past trump critics like republican congressman charlie dent, are giving trump space to assemble his white house team. >> i'd like to learn more about him. i'm not making these selections. it's up to the president-elect. >> another example, the republicans united front yesterday, the house republicans unanimously renominated paul ryan to serve as house speaker, despite his tense relationship with trump during the campaign. charlie, meanwhile, democrats have delayed their leadership elections and move to give nancy pelosi more time to get enough votes to make sure she can stay as house minority leader.
>> julianna, thanks. the secret service and the new york police department are coordinating unprecedented security plans for trump tower here in manhattan. the building is home to president-elect donald trump and his business. it also features hundreds of apartments and stores. protesters have gathered outside the manhattan skyscraper since mr. trump's election. on fifth avenue concrude barricades are lining the block. demarco, good morning. >> good morning. you can see the barrier. this is new york city's fifth avenue. one of the busiest and most famous streets in the country. and if the president-elect decides to split his time between the white house and his penthouse protection could be a challenge. not just now, but throughout his presidency. the nypd and secret service are working to protect all 68 stories of trump tower. on the ground, barricades, police officers, and secret service agents line the building. from above, an faa mandated
no-fly zone for planes traveling under 3,000 feet is in effect. >> i think it's a unique situation. obviously it is a public building. >> reporter: former secret service director says the skyscraper's size, location and accessibility are creating new obstacles for law enforcement officials. >> you cannot shut down trump towers. you've got to accommodate the citizens, and the people who are in and around that building. >> reporter: the building's main entrance is on new york's city's iconic fifth avenue nestled between high end stores popular with tourists and window shoppers tiffany's flagship store located on the same block as trump tower told cbs news they canceled their holiday window spectacular until post-election related activities. the first floors are retail space and offices including the trump organization headquarters. the top 39 stories are condominiums. >> for the last two weeks it's been splutly crazy.
>> reporter: trump supporter george lamb baradei lives on the 63rd floor below the president-elect. he says things are slowly calming down. >> it's a little bit better than two or three days ago. >> reporter: the impact of the security effort stretch beyond the building's perimeter to neighboring businesses. the restaurant's manager says the heightened security is cutting into their sales. >> nypd is telling us this is going to be the case until at least january. after that they don't know what's going to happen. >> reporter: the meetings between the nypd and secret service are still ongoing but still unclear at this hour just how long heavy security will remain outside trump tower. norah? >> probably through his presidency. demarco, thank you. syrian president bashar al assad says president-elect trump could be a natural ally in the country's civil war. assad says he'll take a wait and see approach to the president-elect. the obama administration has been trying to oust assad while russia has backed his regime. a wave of new airstrikes yesterday hit residential
neighborhoods in aleppo. dozens of civilians were reported killed or wounded in rebel-held areas. president obama's on his way to berlin right now, after a visit to greece where he tried to calm european nerves this morning about donald trump's election >> you may have noticed the next american president and i could not be more different. we are -- we have very different points of view. but american democracy is bigger than any one person. and that's why we have -- that's why we have a tradition. of the outgoing president welcoming the new one in,ing as i did last week. >> margaret brennan is in athens. margaret, good morning. >> good morning. well, in that speech to the greek people president obama said america can still be counted on. despite the u.s. election and upheaval here in europe. a sightseeing trip to the acropolis gave president obama a
break from his main mission on this trip, assuring european leaders that donald trump won't abandon them. with an anti-american protest in the streets, mr. obama praised greece as the birth place of democracy. but he warned there is a dark side to protect the populist movement led by mr. trump. >> we are going to have to guard against a rise in a crude sort of nationalism, or ethnic identity or tribalism that is built around an us and a them. >> fast moving economic and social changes have alienated people, he said, and leaders like mr. trump have successfully tapd into that angle. >> psychologically, people are less certain of -- of their national identities. or their place in the world. >> reporter: another controversial topic during the president's trip, donald trump's position on climate change.
>> so obama's talking about all of this with the global warming, and -- a lot of it's a hoax. it's a hoax. >> reporter: donald trump's climate change denial alarms european leaders. so, too, did his choice of well known skeptic of global warming transition team. at a global climate change conference in morocco french president hollande said trump cannot pull out of a deal to cut green house gas emissions calling it irreversible. the united states, he said, the largest economic power in the world, the second largest greenhouse gas emitter, must respect the commitment it has undertaken. and president obama is likely to hear similar concerns tomorrow in germany. that is a key u.s. ally, charlie, whose chief diplomat just called donald trump a creature of hate. just emphasizes how awkward this conversation will be for president obama as he tries to cool nerves about vladimir putin and trump's friendly outreach to
russia. >> thanks margaret. margaret brennan in athens. oklahoma's biggest airport is open this morning after deadly shooting caused chaos. will rogers world airport was shut down for hours yesterday while police searched for a gunman who shot and killed a southwest airlines employee. the suspect was later found dead. don dahler is at will rogers airport in oklahoma city with details of the apparent ambush. don, good morning. >> good morning. as you can see, operations have returned to normal here today. the victim was well known in his community. a former football player for the university of oklahoma. whose son now plays in the national football league. place are now trying to figure out why the gunman opened fire. police swarmed will rogers world airport tuesday afternoon going car to car searching for the gunman who shot 52-year-old southwest airlines employee michael winchester. police are identifying the
gunman as lloyd bowie who was apparently lying in wait shooting winchester while he was walking between a crowded terminal and the airport employee parking area. winchester was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. >> certainly, we don't have a whole lot of information but for now ground stop. >> all airport traffic was suspended for hours. police found lloyd bowie in his pickup truck on the second floor of this parking structure. >> suspect was located, deceased with an apparent gunshot wound to the head. >> the victim michael winchester was a former punter for the university of oklahoma where his son james played before joining the kansas city chiefs. the team tweeted, our love and support is with james and the entire winchester family. our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you. >> we do believe that this was a premeditated act. against the victim. this was not random. >> hundreds of passengers were trapped here in this terminal for three hours yesterday before they got the all-clear.
norah, police have not yet speculated on a possible motive. >> wow, don, thank you so much. police in utah are trying to determine what triggered a straight-a student to go on a stabbing spree inside his high school. the 16-year-old is accused of stabbing five students in a boy's locker room yesterday south of salt lake city. the sophomore who was home schooled before this year also stabbed himself. everyone is expected to survive. the suspect's harnt parents released a hand-written apology to the victims said the attack as in no way racially or ethnically motivated. concern is growing about dangerous air quality from wild fires across the south. more than 30 drought fuelled fires are burning out of control in at least six different states. in northern georgia, two fires have charred more than 25,000 acres. smoke has reached atlanta where a code red air quality alert has been issued for the first time in more than four years. flames have burned more than 45,000 acres in north carolina. new evacuations ordered
yesterday in the western part of the state. more than 1,000 people have already been forced from their homes. the cause of a fire at an oil refinery near los angeles is under investigation this morning. firefighters needed two hours to control yesterday's fire. some workers were tweeted for injuries at the scene. the refinery has had safety issues before. an explosion in february 2015 injured two people. it kept the facility closed for more nan a year. investigators blamed that accident in part on a failure to follow safety procedures. protests against a controversial oil pipeline project have spread now all across the country. [ chanting ] >> hundreds of people marched to the white house yesterday demanding president obama shut down the dakota access pipeline before he leaves office. the underground pipeline would carry oil across four states, protests were held from california to vermont. some 300 demonstrators blocked a railroad near the construction
site in central north dakota, ten people were arrested. the u.s. army corps of engineers called for further review of the pipeline project this week and that will mean more construction delays. a democratic senator introducs legislation to try to scrap the electoral college after president-elect trump's victory. ahead the growing effort to focus on the popular vote in presidential elections. bu,,,,
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win ♪ i can't get enough of building a new arena in san francisco. good morning, it's 7:26. i'm michelle griego. today, an appeals court will hear arguments on an effort to block the warriors from building a new arena in san francisco. back in july, a judge rejected a lawsuit claiming the $1 billion complex planned for mission bay violates environmental and zoning laws. investigators are trying to determine the cause of a duplex fire in san jose early this morning. it started on cypress avenue around 1:00. three people were inside at the time. they made it out safely but one of their dogs is missing. next on "cbs this morning," megyn kelly is in studio 57 to discuss her new book, settle no more. stay with us, traffic and weather in just a moment. ,,,,,,,,
good morning. as you head out, let's check the bay bridge toll plaza. the maze to downtown right now will take you a long 30 minutes. and also, the nimitz freeway live here you see some traffic slowing down at the 66th avenue but traffic is moving better. 238 in san leandro to the maze will take 26 minutes. >> we are off to a clear and cool start this morning. we have plenty of sunshine around the bay but we still have the off chance of a stray shower or two along the coast for the north bay and parts of the peninsula today. most of us though will see plenty of sunshine temperatures on the cool side upper 50s along the coast. low to mid-60s for the warmest spots inland. cool start tomorrow morning and then temperatures warming thursday and friday, showers this weekend. ,,,,,,,,
♪ the lincoln tunnel memo this week shows five months after the vote, there's still no plan for how britain will lead the european union after brexit. what this means is not having a plan for brexit is like dumping your girlfriend and then remembering you live together. she pays the rent and you don't have a place to stay. >> that's one analogy. thank you, james cordon. welcome back to "cbs this morning." in this half hour, coming up, tv host megyn kelly is in our toyota green room with her -- hello, megyn kelly! with her new revealing new memoir. we will find out why she compares treatment to donald trump to bullying that she endured in seventh grade. time to show you some of the morning's headlines from around the globe. "the new york times" says some americans have smartphones that
secretly send their data to china. security experts found a chinese company software preinstalled on some android phones and it reveals the user's location and the code is in more than 700 million devices worldwide. wow. experts say the snooping could be for the government or markete marketeers. the denver post approves some businesses to use marijuana in bars and restaurants. the first measure of its type in this country. businesses must first get a permit. smoking pot only allowed outdoors. edibles will be permitted indoors. critics say the law will encourage the public use of marijuana, which is banned by state law. "usa today" reports on twitter suspended a number of accounts associated with the alt-right movement and on the same day that twitter would crack down on hate speech. social media came under fire for letting alt-right operate without regulation.
they say that causes white supremacy. megyn kelly is opening up about her scary year with trump. in her new book she describes personal attacks. on twitter trump called her the following. others, too. she writes his attacks and those of his followers made her, quote, fearful at times for my safety and that of my family. >> megyn kelly talks about alleged sexual advances from her boss roger ailes who stepped down in july amid a wide harassment scandal. welcome. >> great to be here. thank you for having me. >> we reached out to the trump campaign for a response and didn't get anything. you have a lot of information here about donald trump. and you compare his behavior to bullying the same kind that you endured when you were in the seventh grade. >> that is the thing. the book includes chapters on my experience with donald trump and my experience at fox news over the summer a it is,
you know, gossipy, if you will. as far as the trump situation, yes, i thought it was important to document as a historical record what it was like to be on receiving end of that behavior. and the reason, among others, is that as a first amendment issue, what donald trump did to me has real implications. i mean, i have a powerful microphone and a powerful platform at fox news and i had a company that had my back. however, not every journalist has that and not every journalist is quite as established as i am at this point in my career. in a president trump came after them like a candidate trump came after me, i think it would be dangerous and i hope the book will be a road map for
reporters. >> we saw the tweets that were nasty and negative toward you but i wonder if people realize what you went through. you had to take an armed guard to disney world and your daughter was asking what bimbo means. what did it to you and your family personally? >> well, it wasn't a delightful year. many people thought it was because they saw me on the cover of some magazines and said, oh, yeah. >> advanced your career? >> it certainly increased my name recognition in some quarters but i can admit to you i was doing just fine before donald trump but that is fine, you know? yes, it was full of darkness in many ways, gayle, and it was a personal struggle and because of the bullying i had endured for a entire year in the seventh grade which i go through in the books and a lot of parents and kids can relate to that, and other adversity i had had in my life i was able to deal with it. it wasn't enjoyable but this is one with of the core messages of
the book, which is adversity is an opportunity. and you take a look at people who you admire, who have accomplished amazing things, oprah, right? president obama and president george w. bush. she seem to be operating on the a higher plane at times and have a knowledge many others don't have. how do they get it? they had big challenges. they had bigger issues and they exposed themselves to greater things. i think to that sfeextent you c welcome adversity to get to that level and higher level. >> how will you have a relationship with him now he is president-elect? are you worried about that? >> i think we are in a better place. i actually feel good about where i am now with president-elect trump. after that meeting at trump tower. >> he hugged you. >> that meant to me i'm sorry, but let's move on. this is a picture from his office. i was glad that he was able to let it go. that was the point of me being
there was -- because we had always had a good relationship just to say not explicitly but the suggestion was let's move on from this. stop it. i don't belong on the playing field with you. i belong over here on the sidelines. and to his credit, he was able to move on even though he had held on to his anger for nine months. he did prove that he is able to do that and ever since, he and i have had a fine relationship. we are not tight friend, but he has treated me respectfully and he withstood my coverage which has been skeptical of him at times without complaint and that is fine. >> you detail the harassment you received from roger ailes, your boss, the chairman of fox. that started in 2006? >> it started in august of 2005. >> did it continue after that? or was it just that short period of time? >> so after i brought the matter to a supervisor and was told this is a good man, he's probably just smitten. there was a vouching for roger's
character and the suggestion was just avoid him. which i hadn't realized was an option. i mean, this is the chairman of the company who was calling me up to meet with him in new york. i was in the d.c. bureau. so i did that. i avoided him. and he left me alone after that, norah. it was -- that summer or that spring into summer, i developed a very bad stalking problem and on that matter, he was very supportive of me and had my back and that is detailed. >> you do write in the book had you said something or done something more you might have saved other women from experiencing that same harassment. >> let me make this clear. what i did when it happened to me was i contacted a lawyer just in case he retaliated against me with not doing anything with him. it's all well-documented contemporaneously. i reached out to other women whether it was a serial issue or just with me and i found it was no serial issue at the time. then i did bring it to a supervisor. as a lawyer, i can tell you when that happens, a supervisor has
an obligation to bring it to the company and deal with it. and the company could be exposed as a legal matter if that doesn't happen. >> this was the bureau chief in washington? >> i have not identified that person because i'm not looking to get this person in trouble. i believe at the time they tried to advise me to the best of his abilities and i think this person understood it's power. roger was like a king at fox news and nobody you take on lightly. i had been at the company 12 months i was a lawyer and knew how to handle it but most pem who this happens to have no clue what to do and they are just scared. like me they want it to stop. i didn't want to put my career on the line. >> you had been there 12 months? >> you write in the book you used your power when it hit. i was wondering what your relationship was with your fellow colleagues. bill o'reilly rah here yesterday and this is what he had to same yesterday. your name came up. >> i want to be very candid
here. i'm not that interested in this. >> sexual harass? you're not interested in sexual harassment? >> i'm not interested basically litigating something that is finished that makes my network look bad, okay? i'm not interested in making my network look bad at all, that doesn't interest me one bit. >> is that what she is doing? >> then last night, he seemed to say if a woman -- if you have a problem, go to human resources or leave the company. >> well, i'll say this. i am very proud of the fact that i discussed this with rupert murdoch before i wrote this chapter in my book and we were all on the same page this was an important chapter to include and i'm proud of them that they feel as i do, which is sunlight is the best disinfectant. >> you don't believe you're making the company look bad as bill o'reilly alleged? >> i think roger ailes is making
the company look bad. this doesn't just happen at fox news. we got rid of ours, but there are men, trust me, out there right now who are doing this to other women and other women who are watching this right now who are scared and don't know what to do because they know very well like i did in the moment if you speak up the reality you can talk loftly everything about taking a stance but the reality you're labeled a troublemaker and the world in which we live, norah. hopefully less than when it happened to me but they don't know what to do. i don't have after the answers but i'm trying to do shed a light on this and put other companies on notice that we are watching you. i would say to other women if it's happening i would seek out elections.
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,, abolish the electoral college. tony dokoupil has more. >> not my president. >> reporter: donald trump is not the president she voted for. >> he has to go! >> reporter: but none of us actually voted for president last week. technical, we voted for members of the electoral college who cast the official votes on december 19th. >> i'm a party guy. >> reporter: republican alex of
ohio is looking forward to a vote for trump but he says hundreds of people have asked him to reconsider. >> they are wasting their time and they are only making me stronger in my resolve to go and cast my electoral vote with the voters of ohio. >> reporter: ohio was one of 29 states with rules preventing electors switching votes but nothing in the federal law or the constitution to stop them from going rogue. at least three democratic electors are trying to persuade them to dump donald trump. >> they are have been doing it since the 1900. >> reporter: they say the founding fathers had their reasons. >> they are doubtful about the popular lex election and election by congress and electoral college has emerged as the best alternative. >> reporter: on "60 minutes" this week, the president-elect softened his tone.
>> i would rather see it you go with simple votes. you get a hundred million votes and somebody else gets 90 million votes, and you win. a reason for doing this because it brings all of the states into play. >> reporter: in a year that up-ended the old was in washington, the electoral college may have been upended for now. >> that debate will continue. >> sounds like it's not so easy to make that change. pizza chain is flying toward the future where a drone delivery is ca,,,,
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warriors' plan to leave oakland for san francisco. at iss it's 7:56. i'm kenny choi. a court hearing is set today critical to the golden state warriors plan to leave oakland for san francisco. at issue is the basketball team's proposed new arena. the hearing is an appeal of a july ruling that determined that san francisco did not violate environmental and zoning laws. the san jose city council has approved a timeline to gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour for city workers. you understand the plan the minimum wage will be increased three times before reaching the $15 level in january 2019 for people working in the city, not including youth and job
good morning. 7:56. heading out to the richmond/san rafael bridge, take a look at traffic stopped on the toll plaza due to this westbound 580 two-car crash. it's midspan of the bridge blocking the left lane. that backup is all the way to marine bay parkway right now. marina bay parkway, excuse me. now moving over to the bay bridge toll plaza from the maze to downtown, that will take about 30 minutes or so and also the san mateo bridge moving slowly from hayward into the peninsula between 880 and 101. that will be a slow 35 minutes. julie, how's the weather? >> clear skies for most to start off the morning but there is still a chance of showers for some in the north bay along the coast and the peninsula for at least the first half of the day. although sunshine should be the story later on this afternoon. here's a beautiful shot of the pyramid and your temperatures today definitely cool. upper 50s along the coast, low to mid-60s for the warmest spots inland. overnight tonight, temperatures will drop. rain on the weekend. ,,,,,,,,
♪ ♪ ♪ it is wednesday, november 16th, 2016. welcome back to "cbs this morning." there is more real news ahead, including republican senator jeff flake. he criticized donald trump during the campaign, but how does he feel now about the president elect? we'll ask him about that. first, here's today's eye opener at 8:00. the trump transition is revamping a lot. advisers insist theinfighting i overblown. >> president obama said america can still be counted on, despite the u.s. election and upheaval here. >> operations have returned to normal here today.
police are now trying to figure out why the gunman opened fire. >> and i'm very proud of the fact i discussed this with rupert murdoch before i wrote the chapter in my book. they feel as i do that sunlight is the best disinfectant. >> in the words of long time chicago cubs announcer harry caray, holy cow! father archbishop presented pope francis with a hat and ball from the cubs. >> this is one of the busiest and most famous streets in the country. the president elect decides to split time between the white house and the penthouse, protection could be a challenge. not just now, but throughout the presidency. >> does president elect trump not understand the number one job requirement? it is right there in the constitution. must be willing to relocate. i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. donald trump's presidential
inauguration is 65 days away. sources describe the state of his transition team as stalled and scrambling. but in a tweet last night, mr. trump called the process, quote, very organized. >> vice president elect mike pence who is now in charge of the transition has ordered all registered federal lobbyists to leave as recently as sunday mr. trump told lesley stahl on 60 minutes that the lobbyists were necessary. >> everybody who works for government, they leave government and become a lobbyist essentially. the whole place is one big lobbyist. >> you're basically saying you have to rely on them, even though you want to get rid of them? >> i'm saying they know the system right now, but we're going to phase that out. you have to phase it out. >> the president elect's son-in-law jared kushner is a powerful voice throughout the campaign is said to be behind many of the changes in the transition team. the firing of former congressman mike rogers and lobbyist matthew friedman was part of a purge k
orchestrated by kushner. the u.n. secretary-general and the french president said yesterday that mr. trump must honor the 2015 paris agreement, it aims to shift the world from fossil fuels to cleaner energies. the president elect has called climate change a hoax. this is what he said back in may. >> we're going to cancel the paris climate agreement. and stop -- unbelievable. and stop all payments of the united states tax dollars to u.n. global warming programs. >> the president elect has not talked about climate change since the election. senator bernie sanders told us on monday that mr. trump's views are a concern. >> what this guy is talking about in terms of climate change should frighten not only the people in this country, but around the world. because if the president of the united states does not believe that climate change is real, if he's not going to be aggressive in transforming our energy, that's a lesson that's a message
that goes to the entire world. >> the president elect chose myron ebell to lead his epa transition team. he said that climate change is, quote, not based on science, but a political consensus. during the campaign arizona senator jeff flake was one of donald trump's loudest republican critics. >> we cannot, for the future of the party, be associated with this kind of message and with this kind of tone and tenor. there are certain things that you can't do as a candidate, and some of the things he's done i think are beyond the pale. to put your own judgment, his judgment above that of the intelligence community is frightening, frankly. can't win and frankly shouldn't win an election if he continues to use this kind of election and to espouse these kind of positions. senator flake is with us from capitol hill. senator, good morning. >> thanks for having me on. >> the man you called
frightening beyond the comments he made beyond the pale, now the leader of your party. what do you think is the biggest challenge going forward? >> only consolation of being wrong is i wasn't the only one wrong in terms of his ability to be re-elected -- i'm sorry, elected. there are a lot of big challenges going ahead and he's putting together his team. it is never easy to do, particularly when you're coming in not having been in government, so let's give him some space to do that. >> do you have some concerns as the reporting details that the trump transition team is in disarray? that they are slowly moving forward, that there are officials at the defense department and state department that said they have not yet been contacted by the trump transition team? >> well, i am not sure at what point they traditionally have been contacted. i think we got to give him some space here to put the team together. it is, like i said, it is a tough thing under any circumstances. but under these circumstances, i think it is doubly difficult.
so i am certainly willing to give them some space to do so. >> i assume that includes steve bannon, his chief strategic adviser in the white house? >> you know, i don't know him at all. i heard his name until a few months ago when he joined the campaign. so i haven't studied to see what remarks were actually his -- >> let me change the question then. because i hear you -- we all hear you. what is your test? when will you say i'm satisfied, or this goes beyond where i'm comfortable? >> like i said, let's give them some space. i'm of the mind to always give the president a lot of deference when he's putting together his team. and so i think that we need to wait and see. i haven't read exactly what he said, just seeing some things attributed to the publication that he is to run. so, anyway, i would want to see more before rendering judgment there. >> well, when you heard what he stands for, what has been
reported that he stands for, does that concern you? everyone keeps saying i don't know anything about him, i don't know him, i haven't met him, but when you hear about what he allegedly stands for, does that concern you? >> well, when you hear -- when you see things that are printed in breitbart and some of the headlines and what not, of course that's concerning. how much he can be blamed for that, that's another question. let's give some time, some space here and see where it goes. >> let's talk about the suggestion of rudy giuliani as secretary of state, rand paul did an interview last night saying you want a diplomat, not a bomb thrower in that position. what do you think about the suggestion of rudy giuliani being secretary of state? >> there is other names floated as well. bob corker and others. i don't want to make a comment that would influence trump administration one way or another. so i'll keep my comments to myself there. >> okay. >> but obviously we want somebody who can be effective there and i really like bob corker. he's been a very effective
chairman of the foreign relations committee here. >> you're on the foreign relations committee. would it raise concerns for you if president elect trump nominated someone to be secretary of state who has business ties and received money from qatar, from iranian -- ski exiled iranian political parties? does that complicate things? >> i've seen that being reported but i would want to see what's real and what's not. just a speech given or something else. so i'll reserve judgment on that. >> what is the most positive thing for you in the election of donald trump? >> well, the ability to go and repeal obamacare and replace it with something better. that's a big thing. to actually go with a lot of the regulations that are hampering small business and big business, and really hampering the economy, to have more conservative appointments to the supreme court, these are all very positive things and i hope that we have an effective
administration as mentioned i did not support candidacy of donald trump, but going forward, we have no choice but to look for the good and assume the best and move ahead. >> thank you so much. >> all right, thank you. >> well, senator, before you go, you are proposing a prossal that would soften prestrictions on earmarks. can you tell us why that is so important to you? >> it is extremely important. one of the reasons that republicans were driven out of the majority in 2006 was rampant earmarking that was both wasteful and corrupting. that's one reason that we got out of the majority. i would hate to bring earmarks back now when we're talking about draining the swamp, the last thing we ought to do is go back to these parochial projects that are extremely wasteful and corrupting. >> well, many argued those earmarks could help get congress working again. >> there is certainly those who say it greases the skids for
legislation to pass. it does, but often it is legislation we shouldn't pass. so it does grease the skid, but usually to big bloated appropriations bills. we're $20 trillion in debt and running a $500 billion deficit every year. the notion we ought to bring these projects back that will simply lead to more wasteful spending is absurd. so i hope that we consider it closely before doing it. >> all right, senator flake, we thank you very much for your time. >> you bet, thank you. >> office depot customers buying services they do not need? ahead, an undercover investigation shows employees diagnosing computers with nonexistent problems.,,,,
a 14-year-old reporter is making government work for him and his community. a 14-year-old reporter is making government work for him and his community. >> i wasn't going to let him hang up on me, of course not. i want to accomplish something. >> you're determined. >> right. >> how he's finding success in
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office depot is under fire this morning for services that a former employee believes take advantage of unsuspecting customers. an undercover investigation by cbs affiliate kiro appeared to capture the company's technicians diagnosing computers with problems that don't even exist. hate when has happens. reporter jesse james broke the story and in the kiro newsroom. >> reporter: good morning. office depot says it helps about 6,000 customers each and every week using the office depot pc health check. the company says that it does not condone any of the alleged conduct we uncovers but our are unaware, you
know, that they are being taken advantage of. >> reporter: shane barnett says he has lost hours since he has complained about this for two years. two years. now office depot declined an on-camera interview but said we fully intend to review the assertions and take appropriate action. >> that is eye opening. >> jesse, why did you even look into it? >> shane came to us. shane said, hey, we have got a problem. he called us. since we have run this story, we have had former managers, current managers, current employees, former employees telling us this is happening. >> thank you, jesse. the jewelry worn by eivanka
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sam liccardo says s-j-p-d will not follow some of donald trump's policy proposals on immigration enforcement. in a good morning, it's 8:25. i'm michelle griego. san jose mayor sam liccardo says sjpd will not follow some of donald trump's policy proposals on immigration enforcement. in a letter to the city, he said he will go to court over federal action he considers unconstitutional. san francisco's board of supervisors has approved tighter controls on short term home and room rentals like those posted on airbnb. if the ordinance is approved on a second vote, most rentals will be restricted to 60 days a year. and in the next half-hour of "cbs this morning," republican senator jeff flake discusses the transition of president-elect donald trump into the white house. stay with us, traffic and weather in just a moment. ,,,,,,,,,,
good morning. it is 8:27. an update on the richmond/san rafael bridge crash. here's a look at the toll plaza. things are slowing down here but this is due to the two-car crash westbound 580 midspan of the bridge. it was blocking the left lane and that backup is all the way to marina bay parkway and it's clearing. over to the bay bridge toll plaza, the maze to downtown westbound 80 will take you 30 minutes right now. and also the san mateo bridge from hayward into foster city a
very slow commute of 35 minutes. now, moving over to the nimitz freeway here 238 in san leandro to the maze will take you 50 minutes. you see very slow traffic on the northbound side. southbound side not bad though. also, the altamont pass traffic coming off 205 you're moving at about 30 miles per hour. things are at 30 miles per hour when you hit north flynn road, as well. north tracy boulevard along 580 westbound to the altamont pass 30 minutes. julie? >> well, we are off to a clear and cool start this morning. we have plenty of sunshine around the bay but we still have the off chance of a stray shower or two along the coast through the north bay and parts of the peninsula today. most of us though will see plenty of sunshine. temperatures on the cool side upper 50s along the coast, mid- 60s for the warmest spots inland. a cool start tomorrow morning and then temperatures warming thursday and friday. chance of showers this weekend. ,,,,,,,,
♪,,,,,,, pretty fall colors. don't you like that, guys? so pretty. fall is here. welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour, we will meet the teenager who is after charlie's job. norah's job. he wants to sit at the table. this 14-year-old is using journalism to build trust in his community. how politicians and police are now helping him succeed. plus, fans remember guitarist johnny marr with the '80s rock group the smiths. you're hearing their iconic song "there is a light that never goes out." ahead inside the band's breakup and how it came close to a reunion. time to show you some of the morning's headlines from around the globe. "the new york times" reports
that apps are blamed for the soaring death rate in traffic accidents. highway fatalities the first half of this year rose more than 10%. the increase in last year's rate was the biggest in half century. safety experts say go and d snapchat are amomong the making distract driving worse. newew york p post says d do trump's name wilill bee removed from the names off builildings. one calleded trump place. now sisigns will list t their addresses inststead. about 600 residents petitioned for this change. mr. trump is the former owner. "the san francisco chronicle" has another trump related story. a bird that some says looks like the president-elect. it has become an internet sensation in china. the chinese golden pheasant has a bright yellow mane of feathers brushed backwards. they call it the most famous comb-over!
>> a colorful bird. the "los angeles times" reports that travelers get the cheapest seats on united airlines in exchange for perks. passengers only allowed to bring on a carry-on bag that fits under the seat and not able to choose their seats in advance but they will get a snack. >> goody! peanuts and pretzels for everybody! >> "usa today" reports on a fashion exhibit focusing on the late princess diana. her outfits and dresses will go on display in kensington palace in february. the blue velvet gown she wore when she danced with john travolta at the white house in 1985. it is part of the 20th anniversary of diana's death. oxford's word of the year is post-truth. it means the following.
the word is not new but the editor say its use jumped 2,000 percent during the election and brexit vote. a new installment of "a perfect union." our goal is highlight how americans have more in common than recent headlines might suggest. today we introduce you to a teenager with the eyes of journali journalism. demarco morgan met geoffrey rogers in upstate new york. >> reporter: oftentimes you hear of journalists and police and city officials at odds with each other. but not the case in this story. not only are city official giving this eighth grader major access but also adding a layern difficult job a little easier. >> i get identify school. if i have any homework, i will try to do it at least.
and i go downstairs to my office and basement. i listen to the scanner and follow up on any stores stories th stories that i have. >> reporter: geoffrey rogers spends time after school here looking for answers in his hometown. when you show up to a fire, you show up to a scene, what is the first thing you do? >> actually, i stand back, because i don't want to get yelled at by officers and stuff. i ask any people around, did they see anything? what happened? breaking news. car crash right here. >> reporter: the 14-year-old cub reporter who taught himself how to operate a camera and audio equipment created his own news broadcast geoffrey's show live. >> we have cars and streets and multiple accidents today. >> reporter: when did you say i want to become a reporter? >> it was like about three years ago when i seen a car crash right up there. i just seen like three news team pulled up. i started questioning questions and stuff. a year or two later, i got an
iphone and that is where i just hit off. can you explain to me what happened today? >> sure. we responded here about 2:37. >> reporter: are they ever intimidated by your hard questions? do you ask hard questions or go easy on them? >> sometimes they can't answer my questions and makes me mad but i go around and go around the question and try to be slick with it and make sure i get that question. >> reporter: you already know how to be slick like a real journalist? >> oh, yeah, i'm slick. >> he was so into, you know, covering his newsbeat he new when the new police shift is coming on for the day. >> reporter: the police chief gave the eighth greater working media credentials. >> he has formed a bond with a number of the street officers in that neighborhood. >> reporter: in this bordering city people want to see their neighbors succeed and police are there to help. >> we are very impressived and i'm always looking for him out there. we are hoping he pursues his passion and we are going to do everything we can to help support that? >> i am very proud, him. >> reporter: geoffrey's mom.
>> i tell him don't be out too late and make sure other reporters and cops are around to protect you. >> all of these officers are here. they got my back. officer stan cominski has my back. >> his security about the police and neighborhood he cares so much about left him open to bullying. >> other kids are like, oh, he with the police? let's beat him up, stuff like that. >> they didn't like you because you were friend of the cops? >> yeah. >> reporter: tired of the bullying from his peers, he took his concerns directly to city hall. >> about two years ago, he caught me and said, mayor, i'm getting bullying in my neighborhood and want to know what you're going to do about it. he told me he wanted me to come over to his house and wanted to interview me because he was the youngest reporter. i said i have got to meet this kid. >> i wasn't about to let them
hang up on me. i wanted to accomplish something. can i ask you a question question? amazing i got so close to somebody. i felt like i just met the president. >> here have you a young kid that was standing up for himself and ed i know government is supposed to serve me and help me. >> how can we stop crying? >> reporter: by asking questions, the teen made the city's elected officials work for him. the chief says he and the mayor have a shared vision for building trust in their community. >> we are trying to incorporate building culture into our police department that time permits for the police officers to get out of the car and interact with people on a positive level. >> reporter: two hours a night, one day at a time, geoffrey knows he knows progress can be slow and that means keeping his eyes and his cameras focused firmly on the future. >> i want to be something big. i want to be actually remembered in this world. reporting live, tso show. >> reporter: we need you at cbs, okay? >> yes.
all righty. >> reporter: you got to love him. >> wannabe. >> he wants to buy his mom a nice house where he can set up an office in the basement and live happily ever after. i think his mom would be happy about that but living in the basement? >> she wants him to get his own place. what a great story. i love the chief saying we want to do everything we can to support him. >> they definitely are looking out for him and this story was emotional for me at times because i could myself in him. i didn't have the whistles and bikes. >> he has a nice camera. >> yeah. nice camera but he proves nothing is impossible. your career starts now, not when you graduate. >> so true. so true, demarco. >> thank you. >> geoffrey rogers, i like him a lot. >> ourur serieies "morore perfe union" continunues totomorrow. > a new dad turns thehe intt withth an odd requeuest for he.
total strarangers s offer guiui to recover his late wifefe's recocordings. now his infanant sonon i mom's . >> she is always just rubbing her belly and talking to him and telling him how much she loved him. and sang to him as well so he knows her voice. >> you're sure that j.j. knows who he is listening to when he hears her voice? >> for sure. obviously is there a way to prove that? no. but no doubt in my mind that he knows, because that was the main voice he heard, you know, for months. >> the thankful dad has a message for the strangers who helped him and we will share it tomorrow on "cbs this morning." >> so many questions. i can't wait to see the story tomorrow. he is a famous guitarist who played with sir paul mccartney and johnny marr will always be known for his five short years with the smith's. remember them? ahead, he reveals whether any chance the iconic band will perform togeth,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
johnny marr on guitar. marr is discussing the role of his band played in the landscape of a new auto biography. anthony mason has more. >> reporter: johnny marcr is a highly regarded good tarrist. the smith's is a band he formed when he was just 18 and set the boy free marr explains why he need to do walk away and how that band is only a small part of his life and resume and explained it to us at a bar called the ricky in dream hotel. ♪ >> reporter: as a guitar aist, johnny marr has played with paul mccartney and the talking head and now head his own band but known for five short years with the smith's. ♪ >> reporter: the group he formed in manchester, england, in 1982
with lead singer steven morrissy. what do you have in common? >> we had desperation in common. a lot of desperation. >> reporter: their success in britain, 18 chart hits, was never equal here. but many consider the smiths with marr's guitar and morrissy's brutal vocals. ♪ pass me by and heaven knows i'm invincible now ♪ >> reporter: the most invincible band of the '80s. >> many say this mess, which i understand it. i'm actually quite okay with. it was unique and it was well-played. >> reporter: why are you okay with it not many some people's cup of tea? >> then you elevate into a vanilla band. >> reporter: you don't want to be that. >> no. it's one of those bands with a
polarized opinion. all of your favorite bands you live a more hay, you know? >> reporter: by 1986, marr began to hate the drama in his own band. he was drinking, heavily. then came the crash. literally. >> i got out of the car and had to check that i was alive. >> reporter: did it clear your head in some way? >> it cleared my head massively. before, i was staying you will late and drinking too much and doing drugs. it was a real wake-up call 100%. ♪ i know it's over >> reporter: a year later, he quit the smiths and the group disbanded. was that painful? >> yeah, it was really painful, super painful. >> reporter: but marr moved on, playing with the pretenders, the and in electronics. ♪ i love you more than you love me ♪ >> i had to get partners who
were really strong mentally and had a strong enough sense of themselves to deal with the fact that they were harboring a smith. >> reporter: right. >> which was -- >> reporter: harboring a smith? that is a great expression. >> the british music press. >> reporter: marr scored his first number one album in america in 2007 when he joined the band modest mouse but fans still root for a reunion of the smiths. would fans getdenly talking about the band reforming. but after a few days, there was radio silence. for a a lot of fans that will sound tantalizingly close.
>> yeah. to be honest, i was just enjoying having a kind of a catch up with someone nice that i had been really close with 30 years ago. >> reporter: yeah. >> a long time. >> reporter: so you don't think it's going to happen? >> no, i don't think it's going to happen. >> reporter: johnny marr may have jumped between band throughout his career, but one thing has remained constant -- his partnership with his wife angie. you've been with ankgie since yu were? >> 15. >> reporter: how have you done that? >> it's the smartest thing. you see? you want real evidence of intelligence, very, very unusual and very fortunate. >> reporter: it says something about you too. >> yeah. i'm not always an idiot! >> reporter: he was 15 and she was 14 and she started going out. angie at times was effectively manage the band because they
trash day is best day of the week for a 2-year-old in texas named lance rufus. he takes out the trash every monday so he can see his pal garbage man james jackson. the two have been friends for a year and a half. >> it's like he is eating breakfast and he stops. he says, garbage truck. we have to get out of the high chair and we run to the bag. >> the friendship inspired lance's halloween costume. his parents made him a miniature recycling bin and a bright vest,
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the minimum wage good morning, it's 8:55. i'm michelle griego. the san jose city council has approved a timeline to gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour for people who work in the city. under the plan, the minimum wage will be increased three times before reaching the $15 level in january 2019. it doesn't include youth in job training programs. investigators are trying to determine the cause of a duplex fire in san jose early this morning. it started on cypress avenue around 1:00. three people were inside at the time. they made it out safely. but one of their dogs is missing. san jose mayor sam liccardo says sjpd will not follow some of donald trump's policy proposals on immigration enforcement. in a letter to the city,
ricardo says he will go to court over federal action he considers unconstitutional. here's julie with the forecast. >> well, we are off to a cold start this morning with clear skies, as well. and temperatures will stay on the cool side throughout the day. blue skies over mount diablo this morning and that will remain the case for the next few days. temperatures will begin to warm. so today, below average upper 50s along the coast, low to mid- 60s inland. a chance of showers along the coast, the peninsula and parts of the north bay today. temperatures begin to rebound thursday, friday. warming up back to near average but then showers on the weekend. the traffic report is next.
good morning. it's 8:58. heading out into the bay area, you have traffic pretty much across the board here. let's start with the richmond/san rafael bridge. traffic is backed up on the westbound side of 580 to regatta boulevard due to an earlier crash on the midspan of the bridge. and also the eastbound side there's traffic slowdowns at regatta boulevard as well on to 80 due to a stall. 35 minutes on the bay bridge
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