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york. >> great to see you. good afternoon. i'm kate snow. here are our top stories this hour. in a week and a half, donald trump will become the president of the united states. but the road there is a rocky one for some of his cabinet picks. a new conflict today between democrats and republicans over the approval process. we're now just a day away from president obama's farewell address. this afternoon a brand-new series from chris jansing, who you just saw, she's aevaluating our 44th president's legacy from the perspective of the people who know him best. finally, the ft. lauderdale airport shooter was in court for the first time today. esteban santiago is accused of that shooting. he could face the death penalty in the killing of five people on friday. plus, new video of the moment the gunman open fire. let's start this hour with politics. my colleague hallie jackson is monitoring the latest out of the trump transition team. what did we say, 11 days to inauguration. ha a bit of a controversial new choice for president. he's choosing his own son-in-law
for a key role. >> reporter: so, controversial, but i would say not totally unexpected. we know that for so long in his campaign, from the very beginning, jared kushner, who is a v a v ivanka trump's husband and donald trump's son-in-law. one of his inner sishlg leading him on his campaign and strategic moves during his candidacy. we expect it will be a similar role when donald trump ends up in the white house on january 20th. kushner, according to a senior transition official, expected to be named a senior adviser. what does that mean? think of valerie jarrett right now in the obama administration, that kind of a confidante, someone, for example, kellyanne conway serves in a very similar role now for president-elect trump. the reason why you might call it controversial is, obviously, because jared kushner is related to donald trump. there have been anti-nepotism laws put in place but there are
certain loopholes that can be figured out to place a family member in a position such as this. that apparently is what kushner will be doing. this has come with renewed media attention. kushner was just on the cover of "new york" magazine, because of the fact he has been part of these inner circle discussions when it comes to donald trump's not just international dealings but domestic dealings as well. kushner's attorney, a spokesperson for kushner's business dealings, is telling nbc news he'll start the process of divesting substantial assets. will donald trump do the same? that's what we're set to find out. twice in an hour the president-elect made impromptu surprise appearances in the lobby of trump tower behind me. he was asked about jared kushner and he smiled coyly and said, we'll see, when asked if he would be named senior adviser. when he was pressed about his own conflicts of interest, the president-elect punted until wednesday. wednesday is that huge press conference that is set to happen
here in new york. i say huge, frankly, because it has been a very long time since donald trump faced the press and answered questions in a formal setting. nearly six months. this is something he promised to do last month and then postponed. all indications are wednesday will go forward as planned. there's a lot the president-elect has to answer to, starting with the business dealings. second on that list, russia -- the russian interference in u.s. election and trump's tension with the intelligence community. another question he didn't answer again. pledging to answer wednesday. >> there's a whole lot of things he says he's going to answer on wednesday. it's a high bar. have they given you any sense for how long that press conference will be? is it open-ended? >> reporter: there's no time limit on it so far up. look -- i think about president obama and his press conferences, they go for at least an hour if not longer than that. the expectation would be, one would imagine if that's any precedent similar, kate. as with so many things with
donald trump, i think you can best sum it up in a word, unpredictable. >> yes, wait and see. thanks so much. while that's happening on wednesday, the other big story line this week for the trump transition team will be the confirmation hearings for many of the president-elect's cabinet picks. but the fact that many of those people haven't turned over background information and financial disclosures has some democrats threatening to draw the process out. trump's senior adviser offered a defense by describing the background process. >> it's basically just a process that takes a great deal of time. i feel that my clearance information, and it just -- have you to remember everywhere you've traveled, who was there, with whom you've met, so that's just a timing and process issue. and nobody should use it as an excuse, pete, to hold up the functioning of government. >> i'm joined by my colleague, kelly o'donnell, who's on capitol hill, as usual for us today. kelly, we've heard the word unprecedented thrown around about this. is it really unprecedented? is this how it always goes or is
this a holdup in terms of the background of all these folks we're going to be seeing confirmation hearings for? >> well, it is one of those situations where depending on what side you're on, the highly or adjectives may expand or contract. the current commerce secretary, is herself a billionaire working under president obama. but with them comes a lot more complicated in terms of their financial history, their business interest, things that someone who spent a life in government service might not bring to the table. so, there are complicating factors. there is ar urgency to try to set up a government and get it going as quickly as possible. it's not unusual for hearings to stretch into the new administration simply because. numbers involved and the time it takes for senators to meet with
the nominees, to review the materials that are submitted. one of the big questions is if the office of government ethics does not have the completed package yet on a given nominee s there anything that might trip up the confirmation process? something that needs to be addressed that would not come to light in front of the hearings. we heard a little today from chuck schumer on the issue, democrats wanting to slow things down. he says it's not just a ploy. here's chuck schumer. >> we're not doing this for sport. democrats feel very strongly that pushing for a thorough and thoughtful vetting process is the right thing to do. and here's why. the democratic majority was and is concerned about the hearing schedule, which is so jammed right now, that several high importance hearings will fall on the same day, depriving senators and the american people a chance to properly participate in the
vetting process of these nominees. >> reporter: we may need split screens for some of these confirmation hearings to listen in as they're happening. that's part of what chuck shumer is -- shuker is talking about, they need to process how they want to try to elicit information from nominees. some won't be controversial at all but for those who present conflicts or financial interests or differing views from the president-elect, that's where it could be meaty and substantive. over time, we do see that it is not uncommon for a nominee who's put forth for a cabinet position to somehow have to remove him or herself because of some unforeseen wrinkle in their past or some issue. that has happened. no one is predicting that on any specific nominees this time but that's part of why they want to slow down the process. republicans see it differently, want to keep this moving, want to get through all of the names that need to be considered. overall, there have about 1,000
positions that require senate confirmation. the big names, the top 15 in the government with the cabinet level, that's where we'll see the big hearings and the big questions. and if democrats can try to stage some sort of opposition to these nominees. we don't expect they'll have really the power, based on the numbers in the senate, to undo a trump pick, but they do want to have time to explore it. in some cases, they will try to highlight what they believe to be weaknesses in a candidate or areas where they conflict with donald trump. >> it is going to be a wild couple of days on capitol hill. kelly o'donnell, thanks so much. great to see you. i want to bring in "new york times" reporter matt apuzo and political analyst robert costa is with us as well. matt, i'll start with you about this crazy week we'll have. you've written a lot about senator jeff session, up for attorney general. his hearings will start, i believe, tomorrow and then possibly go into wednesday as well.
what do you think democrats may find objectionable about him or will it be easier than we think? >> he's a member of one of the most exclusive clubs in washington, that's the u.s. senate and he's been here for 20 years. he has a reputation on the hill as being a pretty liked guy. so, it's going to be hard for, i think, for democrats to mount any opposition, certainly in the minority. to try to stop his confirmation. but i think the goal is just as kelly was saying, i think the goal is to try to put some distance between jeff sessions and donald trump. frankly, through questioning the attorney general nominee, what you're trying to do if you're democrats is to try to sketch out the legal boundaries of the incoming trump administration. you use sessions as a way to say, what can donald trump do? you establish that now so that if they go beyond that later, you have some sort of way to try to provide a check.
>> right. robert, i want to ask what hallie jackson was just reporting. jared kushner, the son-in-law of president-elect trump, being according to our sources named as a top senior adviser to this white house. she was talking a bit about some of the controversy behind this. what is your sense from sources? are people concerned that somebody that close in family relations would be inside the white house? >> there's not much concern within the republican party. i just broke some news for "the washington post" that kushner is expected to be here at the capitol tonight, 7:00 meeting with house speaker paul ryan to go over tax reform. he'll be joined by incoming reince priebus and new chief strategist, steve bannon, among other aides -- >> did you say 7:00 tonight he's meeting with the speaker of the house? >> that's correct. >> that's big news. >> it's very big news. you have kushner now operating not only as a confidante to father-in-law, adviser on foreign policy. we know he was involved with the
statement regarding israel and the united nations resolution. now he has his hands in domestic policy. tax reform starts tonight here at the capitol. ryan wants to walk through the trump team and kushner's in that room. >> so, would you -- is he akin to a valerie jarrett role we see right now with president obama or is this a creation we haven't seen before? >> it's part valerie jarrett in terms of his rapport with his father-in-law. he has that trust level that jarrett has with president obama, but there's also a political side, a liaison side, that jarrett wasn't. kushner is working a variety of fronts for the president-elect. >> matt, to go back to cabinet level selections and all the confirmation hearings, which do you think of all of them will have the most fireworks in the next couple of days? i mean, it's a long list of
people we're going to see. >> well, there could be a real -- there could be real fireworks with jeff sessions. the naacp and aclu are going to be testifying. these are groups sessions in the '80s his nomination for -- to be a federal judge was held up, in part, because he made comments about groups like this being un-american. so, i mean, i do think you'll see some fireworks. i think you'll see -- you'll see democrats play to the civil rights base of the party and really try to hammer away on jeff sessions in that regard. again, democrats have to sick their spots because you don't have the numbers to actually hold people up just on your own principles. >> washington post robbest costa, matt appuza. up next, mr. brexit heads to washington after meeting with members of trump's team in new york city last night.
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this weekend former london mayor boris johnson, now foreign secretary of the uk, was in new york to meet senior members of president-elect trump's transition team up. may remember johnson was a champion of brexit, the vote for britain to leave the european union. i'm joined by jillian, u.s. managing editor for "the financial times," a newspaper in london. nice to see you. thanks for being with us. >> thank you. i'm actually in new york. >> forgive me. >> we're actually bigger in new york in america than the uk. >> is your readership higher here? >> yes. >> good to know. thank you for that correction. appreciate it. let's talk about the relationship, though. why is boris johnson here?
>> he's here because essentially he's trying very hard to establish relations with the trump team. like many people, the government of the uk did not know a lot about the trump team when they were first elected. the only person who had contact with nigel, the forefront of championshiping for brexit, so boris johnson is trying hard to catch up. he's extremely keen to make sure even if the uk does proceed with a so-called hard brexit in the coming months, then it will still have good relations with the u.s. and the support of the u.s. for the potentially m momentous decision. >> boris and trump have not always seen eye to eye. there was the brush-up during the election when trump described no go zones in london. explain the history. >> essentially, you have two very melodramtic characters who love to hog the limelight, who love to say outrageous things. boris johnson is one.
few people who can out-trump trump in terms of his memorable comment. when trump said there are no go errors in london, johnson said, there are plenty of dangerous places in new york i wouldn't want to go in case i meet donald trump. they're both masters of the putdown line, if you like. what boris johnson will try to do is build personal relations. i was here with him earlier last year when he was coming over after the brexit vote to try to explain to american officials what was going on. he is not somebody who talks about policy. he is not somebody who sticks to the script ever, boris johnson. instead, he cuts -- he cracks a lot of jokes. he likes to create personal relationshi relationships. in way ways, as i say, he's the uk version of donald trump. >> we just learned in the last few days the prime minister of the uk will be coming over for a visit this spring with the new trump administration. how do you see that special relationship, people always
call, it how do you see that moving forward? >> oddly enough might be be be a time when both sides need a special relationship more than they have in recent years because the uk is very keen to cultivate allies and support outside the continental european area that essentially is trying to leave through brexit. at the same time, the u.s. wants to show that resetting the foreign policy of the obama era doesn't mean they' slamming the door on all the rest of the world. they're keen to turn to what they regard as a traditional ally, which is the uk. the problem, though, is that there's huge amount of uncertainty on both sides of the atlantic about where the uk is heading with brexit, without brexit, where the u.s. is headed with donald trump. there's a lot of uncertainty. one thing we do know is we have two of the most entertaining figures in western politics today, essentially, eyeballing each other. >> great to speak with you. thanks for being here. >> thank you. a quick programming note for you. it is premiere night here on
msnbc "for the record with greta" starts tonight at 6:00 p.m. eastern time. senator john mccain will be greta's first guest. right here on msnbc. coming up, the ft. lauderdale airport shooting suspect makes his first appearance in court as new video surfaces of the moment he open fire. allegedly killing five people.
now to that deadly shooting friday in ft. lauderdale. esteban santiago made his first appearance in court, a 26-year-old iraq war veteran is accused of killing five people in the shooting rampage at the airport. he faces three federal charges, two of which carry the possibility of the death penalty. this all comes as dramatic new airport security video obtained by tmz shows the moments leading up to the shooting. the gunman pulling the gun from his waistband and firing shots
in the baggage claim area as passengers then run for cover. msnbc's gabe gutierrez joins me from ft. lauderdale, florida. gabe, what happened in court today? >> hi, kate, good afternoon. esteban santiago had the charges formally read against him and appointed a fub defender. also some procedural moves where he discussed his finances, whether he could pay for an attorney. now, the next step here is whether a grand jury hands down the formal indictment. that usually happens in a few weeks or so. we'll see if his attorney, as hipically happens in these cases, might ask for a mental competency hearing of some sort. as we know, kate, esteban santiago's family says he had a variety of mental issues after returning from iraq. that he went to the fbi offices in alaska, complaining of hearing voices. then he spent several days in a mental health facility. now, authorities have not said what his potential motive could have been, but according to the documents filed in court, he did tell investigators he
specifically planned the attack, he bought a one-way ticket from alaska to ft. lauderdale connecting through minneapolis. he faces three federal charges. if convicted, he could also face the death penalty. kate? >> as far as the victims g gabe, do we know any more about those who are wounded, in the hospital? >> reporter: we are getting some new information on that as well. there are five patients still in the hospital, four of them are gunshot victims but specifically we are hearing more about one particular couple out of ohio. they were the timmons. shirley timmons and her husband, steve, were preparing to celebrate their 51st wedding anniversary, and shirley timmons, we know, was among those fatalities. her husband steve is in critical condition. we're told by family members that they were a perfect couple, that they were high school sweethearts. simply heartbreaking. >> it is. gabe gutierrez, thank you for the update. i want to bring in senior policy adviser at the national alliance on mental illness.
ron, we wanted to check in with you because there's been so much about this story that sort of points to mental health issues as being a part of all this. we learned the alleged gunman showed signs of violence and erratic behavior, that coming from his own family. they're telling us that. they say he began to act strangely. he then went to the fbi where he was living in anchorage, alaska, and told authorities that he was hearing voices. they put him in for observation somewhere at a facility, but he was released four days later. when you hear all of that, is there a disconnect between the way we're treating mental health issues in this country and the gun control laws we have? because he was given his gun back after that four-day stay. >> well, kate, there -- you know, there are -- there's both federal and state laws that prohibit certain people with mental illnesses from having guns. the problem is is that there's a lot of confusion about what
those laws require and there's a lot of variation how those laws are implemented. to me, there were two potential warning flags here. one was that he was hospitalized and civil commitment is -- which which is a court order is usually one criteria for -- >> but we don't know whether he was committed against his will or whether he voluntary went. >> that's true. the second is domestic violence. we know there were calls that involved domestic disturbances. again, we don't know all the details. in fact, all the details are not yet available to us. you know, there certainly were some red flags, hindsight being 20/20. >> as you hear all of this, what does it make you think about sort of this state of our system right now? does it point out issues to you that you think need to be addressed? >> i think that it's very, very difficult to -- and you talk to any psychiatrist, they will tell you it's very difficult to predict violence. there may be certain factors that increase the risk of
violence. mental illness in and of itself does not increase the risk of violence, but we know substance abuse increases the risk of violence, a past history of violence increases the risk, and untreated psychosis. but i think what we certainly can control, and what we need to continue to look at very carefully, is our mental health system. so, we know he was hospitalized. we don't know what happened after that. in fact, there's some indication from the family that he did not receive any follow-up care. i wish i could tell you that's the exception, but that's typically what happens. mental illnesses are like any other health condition, particularly chronic health condition. people need ongoing care in order to remain well. so, you know, what we can control is how we respond to people and how we provide mental health treatment because we know even for those relatively few people who may pose an increased risk of violence, the best way to reduce that risk is through treatment. >> yeah, and i agree with you fully about treating mental health the way we treat all other kinds of health and
talking about it openly. ronald honberg, senior policy adviser. really appreciate your insight today. >> thank you for having me. we are watching, by the way, orlando, florida, closely right now. any minute now authorities are expected to give an update on the story that's under way there this afternoon. this is that search for a man accused of shooting a police officer there earlier today. that police officer has died. we'll bring you that news conference when it happens.
we're following breaking news out of florida where we're expecting police there in orlando to give us aews confen this afternoon on that huge manhunt under way. they had told us to expect that momentarily. authorities right now are searching for a man wanted in the shooting death of an orlando police officer earlier today. another officer was killed in a crash while responding to that scene. police are offering $60,000 reward now for anyone who sees this man, 41-year-old markeith
loyd, who's accused of murdering his pregnant girlfriend back in december and then that incident this morning. for more, let's turn to cal perry, he's been following this story all day for us. cal, what do we know going into this press conference? >> yeah, so we're standing by waiting for this press conference. i can tell you in the past few minutes the lockdown on the schools in and around the orlando area has been lifted. which is good news. those kids could get home now. there was some concern with the lockdown and loyd on the loose. this started last december -- excuse me, a month ago, when he shot and murdered his girlfriend, 24 years old and pregnant at the time. since then they have been looking for loyd, other lan dough police. now, they have just been joined by the fbi, the atf and the u.s. marshals, which is sort of standard procedure when you have this spreading violence, specifically the shooting death of a 17-year veteran of the orlando police department, killed this morning at about 7:15 at a walmart when she spotted loyd. she was able to call in that she had made that spot.
unfortunately, she was shot and killed a short time thereafter. following that, as you mentioned, this motorcycle accident, which killed a second officer. so, a dark day for the orlando police department. as this search continues, kate, and only widens. >> cal perry, thanks so much. we'll continue to wait for that press conference to begin with the orlando police department. we'll bring that to you as soon as it happens. we're also following what's -- let me stop there because i hear we are starting in orlando now. let's take a listen. >> difficult day in the city of orlando and for the whole central florida region. i simply can't explain this type of senseless attack. i want to reassure the community that the orlando police department and our surrounding agencies are dedicating every available resource to catch this criminal. and we will catch this criminal and we will bring him to justice. our police department can't do it alone. we must mobilize our efforts as a community to stand united against those who choose to act outside the law.
this morning, this morning, an alert citizen notified master sergeant clayton of the presence of the criminal who is wanted for -- on murder charges. we need the community to continue to provide tips and information to law enforcement. if you see or know anything about markeith loyd, please call crime line, 1-800-423-tips. this is anonymous line. you probably know that the reward is now $60,000. for information leading to the capture of markeith loyd. opd has -- is currently focused on a search of brookside apartments. we know this search is having an impact on the immediate area. we ask residents and businesses in this area to remain patient as we work to secure this area. additionally, we would ask all of our residents to take -- that have police officers in their
neighborhoods to, please, listen to the directions of any police officers or other law enforcement agents that are in our community. residents living outside of the immediate area can continue with their day-to-day activities, but if you see something, say something. also want to thank the media today for working with us to provide the community with critical information that they need so that they can know they are safe and secure in their neighborhoods. i have spoken with chief mina and sheriff demings and i'm confident the actions taken today are appropriate to keep you safe and to find this criminal. chief mina will give you more detail. chief? >> thank you, mayor. good afternoon. we wanted to -- as the mayor say, we want to provide you additional information and some updates about the homicide of master sergeant debra clayton this morning. while on duty, master sergeant clayton was approached by someone who advised her there
was a murder suspect close by the walmart. she attempted to make contact and was shot and killed by markeith loyd. we know that debra returned fire, but we do not believe the suspect was hit or injured by her gunfire. backup officers arrived at the scene within 28 seconds. again, we do have probable cause for the arrest of markeith loyd for first-degree murder of a law enforcement officer and additionally attempted murder of the sheriff's deputy, captain joe carter. the orlando police department, the orange county sheriff's office s.w.a.t. teams and hundreds of officers and deputies have been vigilantly pursuing all leads in pursuing markeith loyd. we have searched dozens of apartments and residences in an effort to find the suspect and bring him in. we have deployed numerous officers and detectives who specialize in looking for
suspects who tried to avoid capture. we are using every resource possible to find him and arrest him. so, we want the community to know, if you are assisting markeith loyd evade capture, you will be criminally charged. and i can assure you that we will not rest until markeith loyd is behind bars. if you don't need to be in the area of the brookside apartments, that's 5575 center lane parkway, please try and avoid that area. there is a large police presence there. we are actively continuing to search that area. i do want to say markeith loyd is very dangerous. our community is protected by one of the best agencies in the nation, and together with the orange county sheriff's office, our officers are going to continue to risk their lives for this community. and this loss only strengthens our resolve to fight for justice in this community. master sergeant debra clayton
grew up here. and she deeply cared about this community. she was involved in many community engagement efforts and was always the first to step up and volunteer to help kids. she was married and had one son, who's in college. we have teams in place to assist sergeant clayton and her family in all the ways possible during this difficult time. we have family liaisons that will be at their side continuously as they make plans for laying her to rest. there will be a fund set up soon, and we will provide those details to the public. our officers who responded this morning and our whole opd family is grieving. we will ensure that everyone gets counseling and any other assistance they need. the officers who worked day in and day with her on that squad, they will be off until next week.
and many officers have stepped up to fill their roles, so that they can take time to grieve for their friend. again, if anyone has information, they are urged to call 911 or crime line. as you can see, the reward is now $60,000. we want markeith loyd arrested and behind bars. i want this community to know the safety and security of our residents and visitors is our top priority. our officers in the face of this very personal tragedy today remain committed to doing their jobs. and they remain on the street despite risk to their own lives. and i can't be more proud of the orlando police department. so, right now we'll take some questions. >> if the suspect is watching right now, he has access to tv, what do you want to say to him? >> markeith loyd needs to turn himself in. not tonight, not tomorrow. he needs to call and turn himself in now so we can bring
this to a peaceful resolution. >> do you believe there are people out there hiding him? >> i believe there have been people out there helping him all along. he's been wanted for several weeks now for a murder. so, certainly people continue to help him and if we find out about those people, we will criminally charge them. >> the mayor mentioned that citizen had approached sergeant notified about this suspect. can you give us any more details about that initialen counter? was she just coming off duty? on duty in uniform in a car? >> sergeant clayton was on duty. she was in full police uniform. she was at the walmart and she was approached by a citizen who knew markeith loyd and knew that he was wanted for murder. she saw sergeant clayton and approached her and said, hey, that guy is wanted for murder. sergeant clayton immediately called that out over the radio and attempted to locate him.
there was a short foot pursuit and as soon as she -- she said stop, he basically open fire on her. she returned fire. officers were there within 28 seconds. and from there, you know that he fled to the area of pine hills and north lane to an apartment complex up there. carjacked a victim, took that car to the brookside apartments. that's where he was last seen. that's why there's a large police presence. we are focusing our attention on that. we just want to make sure he's not there before we do leave that area. and i'll just say that, you know, we need the community's help. if someone knows something, we're hoping someone calls and lets us know where he is. >> chief, could you reinforce that idea, i mean, it's obvious this guy is extremely dangerous, but for the public, if they encounter this man, what they should do. >> if anyone from the public should happen to see markeith loyd, they should immediately
call 911 and, obviously, do not try to approach. just call 911, let the officers and authorities come arrest him. >> chief, i have to imagine today is pretty tough for everybody in the department. can you talk about the officer, who has given so much to the community, someone who grew up here. can you elaborate just a little. >> absolutely. like i said earlier, i've known dechlt debra for 17 years. there's no one more passionate about the community she serves. she grew up here. she deeply cared about the community. her involvement in all of our different community engagement efforts, paramour kids zone, she was in our mentoring programs where she personally traveled and mentored young kids in high school from this area and went
to trips to washington, d.c., and all over the country. so, she deeply cares. it is really tragic any time a police officer is killed in the line of duty, but she was so deeply involved in the community, it hurts all the more because i know that she -- she was trying to do her part to make this community safer. she's going to be forever missed. >> we've been listening to a press conference the chief of police in orlando, john mina, has been holding, talking about officer master sergeant debra clayton of the orlando police who this morning was aat a walmart -- outside a walmart store and ran into a gunman, shot twice in the chest, once in the abdomen, and died later on the way to the hospital. the police department is there, obviously, mourning for her loss, but in the meantime, a sheriff's deputy was also injured in the altercation. the man -- the suspect who they believe did all this is still on the run. you heard them asking again and
again for the help from the public looking for this man, who you see on your screen. his name is markeith loyd. he's accused of several things. killing his pregnant girlfriend back in december and now this incident today. cal perry is with me here in the news room. we learned a little more about the officer, debra clayton, and her history with that police department. >> yeah, long history, 17-year history. and deep roots in the community. she worked with the children's foundation called paramore kids zone, which is a well-known sort of charity in orlando. she has a son who is in college, which we heard in that press conference. interestingly enough, as that press conference was going on, the orlando police department tweeting out, they're asking local media not to show any live images of what they're calling any tactical -- quote, tactical approaches. we know they're near the brookside apartment buildings in western orlando. again, they're asking media not to show any live pictures. they don't want to give away anything in case loyd is watching the television. >> we heard the police chief
asking the public to stay away from that area. so, perhaps, they've gotten a tip. perhaps they're close to making an arrest. we'll continue to follow that story out of orlando. cal, thank you. big news today in the auto industry. we're going live to detroit after a quick break. tech: at safelite, we know how busy your life can be. mom: oh no... tech: this mom didn't have time to worry about a cracked windshield. so she scheduled at safelite.com and with safelite's exclusive "on my way text" she knew exactly when i'd be there, so she didn't miss a single shot.
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news and a lot of politics going on. first of all, ford has announced that it is bringing back two vehicles that haven't been seen around here for some sometime. the jeep ranger -- excuse jeep, ford ranger, mid-sized pickup and the. bronco. bronco hasn't been maded since 1996. they're going to make them right here in michigan at the michigan assembly flant wayne. by the way, this was in the works for a little while. now that said, we also have an announcement from jeep. they're coming back. you're not old enough to remember this. they're bringing back the wag near. it was the first luxury four by four station wagon. they had wood panels. they're bringing that back and making that in the united states. it's not a completely new announcement, but gave us details about it. now donald trump then tweeted by the way that it's finally happening. fiat chrysler just announced plans to invest a billion dollars in michigan and ohio plants, adding 2,000 jobs.
this after ford said last week it will expand in michigan and the united states instead of building a billion dollar plant in mexico. thank you ford and fiat chrysler. unclear whether donald trump should be taking credit for this. i spoke to michigan senator debbie who said he can't be taking credit for this stuff because decisions to build cars are made years in advance. listen to what she told me. >> well certainly the majority of vehicles that you see 75% of what is brought in the united states is made in the united states. and we would love even more of that. but it's important to know also that business decisions aren't being made because of tweets. chevy volt, which is north america car of the year was a concept car. takes several years to roll it out. they have. now it's doing great. i guess what i would challenge with our new president-elect, i would love it if he brought the products with his namen to back to help creates jobs as well. he makes products in 11 different countries. as we are focussed on how we
grow our base industry, i hope he's going to make more. >> so kate, there's a lot of back and forth about who's to blame, but nobody seems to want to get into a battle with the president-elect at the moment. >> all right amidst all the cars at detroit auto show. thanks so much. let's switch gears and talk about russia. responding to charges that it engaged in hacking during the presidential election. calling last week's report unfounded and baseless. a spokesman even said it looked like quote, a full blown witch hunt. for more, i want to bring in jeremy bash, former chief of staff at the cia and at the department of defense. jeremy, nice to see you again. >> hi kate. >> earlier today in an interview, kellyanne conway indicated that donald trump might consider rolling back some of his sanctions that were imposed by barack obama after all of this came out about russia being behind the hacking. what do you make of that?
>> the first thing the trump team has to do is take a comprehensive intelligence briefing. larger about what russia's aims are to figure out what they're doing in syria, what they're doing in ukraine. what they're doing in the baltic -- >> friday wasn't enough? >> friday was just about the election hacking. and this is a broader issue about russia's aims. they've got to be very tough on russia because vooush going to be very tough on us and try to press us and try to test the new team. >> and your reaction to what we just reported about russia's reaction to the intelligence report saying that it's baseless, saying it's just partisan politics. >> i trust our intelligence professionals who unanimously came to this high confidence judgment that russia did try to influence our election. they did try to put a thumb on the scale. i trust them a lot more than i trust vladimir putin and julian assange and whoever sells making the claims. >> on saturday, a day after that intelligence report came out and after donald trump had that briefing on that issue, donald trump tweeted, he wrote, only
reason the hacking of the poorly defended dnc is discussed is that the loss by demes was so big that they are totally embarrassed. my question is, are we going to keep hearing this kind of rhetoric do we think? he's going to continue as he takes office to be skeptical of all this? or do you think he comes around once he's actually in the oval office. >> look in some ways, his statement friday was better because he didn't dispute the core finding that russia did try to hack our election, but i do think trump team members will tell you, and i've heard directly from him. but the cia is not a political organization, neither is the nsa, neither is the fbi. they're telling it like it is. and i think the new president is going to need his intelligence troops to be confident to speak truth to power and tell hymn things even when he might not to want hear it. >> it's not just democrats, john mccain was on with chuck todd yesterday with meet the press. i want to play with a clip with what he said talking about russia and the climb about
intelligence. >> i believe our intelligence general clapper and admiral rogers who testified before the armed services committee are credible people. and well-respected general clapper had 53 years in the intelligence business. and yes, intelligence authorities have made mistakes in the past and have been wrong in the past, but what they're saying is there's a long history of russian attempts to affect the outcome of our election. >> there's also a report in usa today this morning that i'm sure you've seen that indicates that russia wasn't just involved in u.s. elections, but potentially cyber attacks in ukraine, bulgaria, germany, france, and austria. so what do you know about the russian history of cyber attacks? >> well russians are trying to destabilize our allies. they're trying to destieblize nato because they believe the entire scheme of nato is an american invention designed to
defeat russia. and the russian federation. and of course it's not that at all. and i believe we have to be very firm, very resolute in our dealings with putin. and any time we credit putin or say assange is right or putin is right. let's our defenses down. >> jeremy bash formerly with the cia, nice to have you with us. good to see you again. we'll be right back in just a moment. american express open can help you take on a new job, or fill a big order or expand your office and take on whatever comes next. find out how american express cards and services can help prepare you for growth at open.com.
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we will find out just how much of the administration he wants to put together will actually be in place as he becomes president. democrats, republicans, on maybe a collision course on capitol hill right now. also on the agenda, the conflict. donald trump's son-in-law jared kushner now expected to be named a senior advisor to the incoming president. kushner has the potential conflicts of his own that could cause trouble. >> i'd love to help jared helping us on deals with other nations and see if we can do peace in the middle east and other things. he's very talented. he's a very talented guy. >> that name, jared kushner, not one that was known by many people that long ago. now set to be one of the most powerful people in this country. an author that went deep inside trump world, his relationship with his father-in-law is going to join us in just a