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good evening. thank you for joining us. staying true to form in his highly anticipated first ever press conference as president-elect. berating reporters, cracking jokes and promising sweeping reforms and prosperity while he acknowledged russia is behind the dnc hacking, he took on allegations about ties to the kremlin, assuring the american people that no foreign power has any power over him. >> she's asking a question. don't be rude. don't be rude. >> reporter: it was his first press conference in nearly six months. his first as president-elect and the first topic was the press itself. >> thank you. it's familiar territory. we stopped giving them because we were getting inaccurate news. >> reporter: donald trump pointing out who pleased him. >> there were some news organizations that were so professional that i've just gone
you. okay? >> reporter: and who did not. >> buzz feed which is a failing pile of garbage. >> reporter: the source of the fury, buzz feed posted a report claiming the russian government had details on donald trump from a trip to moscow which could be used for blackmail. >> it's fake news and phony. it didn't happen. it was a group of opponents who got together, sick people, and they put that crap together. >> reporter: straight out of a spy novel the report was prepared by a former british intelligence agent working for anti-trump operatives. it was circulating in washington and landed on senator mccain's. >> i looked at it and gave it to the fbi. >> reporter: claiming it was too seri
trump denied all of it saying he knows how to avoid russia's spy tricks. >> i was in russia years ago with the miss universe contest which did very well, the moscow area. i told many people, be careful. because you don't want to see yourself on television. cameras all over the place. and, again, not just russia, all over. does anyone really believe that story? i'm also very much of a germ-a-phobe. >> reporter: major mainstream organizations chose not to publish the entire report, but it didn't protect cnn from trump's wrath. >> your organization is terrible. >> can you give us a chance ask a question? >> you are fake news. >> un. i mean, to see a president-elect of the united states call out a news consideration. >> reporter: have you ever seen anything like this? >> no. >> reporter: it was a one hour
never seen before but it was classic donald trump. >> reporter: separating trump from the global empire bearing his name was supposed to be front and center nine days before his inauguration. >> people have learned a lot about my company, and now they realize my company is much bigger and more powerful than they thought. >> reporter: while it's legal for him to contain possession of his holdings, there's concerns about conflict of interest. >> they don't want presidents getting tangled up. they want a president to run the company. i could actually run my business and run government at the same time. i'd be the only one able to do that. >> reporter: instead, he says, he's turning the company over to his sons, offering this mountain of signed documents as evidence. >> i hope at the end of eight years i'll come back and say, oh, you did a good job. otherwise if they did a bad job i'll say you're fired. >> reporter: i think the one guarantee, there will always be
circus. >> reporter: since so much was about trump's business dealings. we're going to go down the hall and talk to rebecca jarvis. >> reporter: the ethics experts are saying it didn't go far enough. most of them believe that donald trump as difficult as it might have been, still should have divested and sold all of his business interests. >> because it's not a blind trust. he can't unknow he owns all the properties or that his sons are managing them. >> right, you have to imagine at the thanks giving table something about the business, especially with the family name, is going to come up whether you like it or not. >> reporter: he mentioned in the prez conference somebody approached him over the weekend for a $2 billion deal. >> i turned it down. i didn't have to turn it down. >> reporter: you c see how as president of the united states, involved in an organization that has assets in more than 18 countries, how many potential conflicts of interest exist here. >> reporter: from a financial
conference raised more questions than it answered. >> there was show and stacks of paper, but they didn't show they're addressing conflicts of interest in a meaningful way. >> reporter: the president-elect isn't the only one with a conflict of interest. his daughter announcing she is leaving the trump organization stepping away from her fashion and apparel brand and moving to washington. in a statement she says, i plan to take time to settle our three young children into their new home and schools. however, her husband, jared kushner, is taking a role as a seniored a vie to her father, the president. >> there are so many potential ethics issues arising at the same time that it's hard for groups like us and members of congress and the press to keep track of all of them. >> reporter: on capitol hill the contentious confirmation hearings continued in one room senator jeff sessions, the candidate for attorney general. >> senator ssi
demonstrated a commitment to a central requisite of the job, to aggressively pursue the congressional mandate of civil rights equal rights, and justice for all of our citizens. >> reporter: in an historic move, a sitting senator, cory booker even testifying against his senate colleague. >> in the choice between standing with senate norms or standing up for what my conscious tells me is best for our country, i will always choose conscience and country. >> reporter: in the next room rex tillerson, now candidate for secretary of state. he could be the nation's next top diplomat, the previous business ties to russia and relationships with vladimir putin are raising serious concerns. what do you say to criticism that you're too close to russia? are you concerned about his ties to russia? >> we're going to have a hearing in a few minutes. >> reporter: russia
the news cycle and at a one hour presser in new york. but for the first time trump agreeing with u.s. intelligence agencies that russia was, indeed, behind the dnc hack this summer. >> as far as hacking, i think it was russia. >> reporter: if you do believe russia was behind the hacking, what is your message to vladimir putin right now? >> he shouldn't be doing it. he won't be doing it. russia will have much greater respect for our country when i'm leading it than when other people have led it. >> reporter: as for the idea that putin wanted to tilt the election toward a trump victory? >> if putin likes donald trump, guess what, folks, that's called an asset. >> reporter: inbetween the fireworks in the time left, the president-elect doubling down on the big issues that carried him to the white house. >> our trade deals are a disaster. we're going to build a wall and have health care less expensive and far better. >>ep
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it's quite possible that no one in hollywood has had such a famous or public meltdown as charlie sheen. just a few years ago he was bragging about how much crack he could smoke without dying and claiming to be a war lock with tiger blood. now he's showing pictures of his grandchild and preaching about common courtesy. what's changed? here's abc's michael strahan. >> take a picture. >> this might be a tight squeeze. >> reporter: you can file this you should places i never thought i'd be. inside a photo booth with charlie sheen in the middle of his living room. >> i told you it's too cle. >> reporter: but then again, you never know what to expect when you hang out with charlie. hollywood's baddest bad boy whose very dirty laundry has been tabloid fodder for decades.
just look like droopy eyed children. >> reporter: following a sobering admission, he was sieg diagnosed as hiv positive. >> for eight months i've been enrolled in a study for a drug in the late stages of its trial run. i feel like i'm carrying a torch a lot of folks suffering from the same thing. >> reporter: you feel like you're an example? >> yes. yeah. >> reporter: for people who are going through this? >> yes, this is an opportunity to just do something that really matters. >> reporter: and all of this that happened, there was a silver lining? >> yeah. the day i was diagnosed, i immediately wanted to eat a bullet, but my mom was there. i wouldn't do that in front
her or let her find me to clean up that mess. but then something else came over me. they gave me a hand full of pills and said you can go home and you're going to live. i'm so grateful for what was available when it happened and even more grateful for what's available right now. and i'm in the middle of it. >> reporter: you put everything into perspective? >> it did. >> reporter: charlie is hollywood royalty. the son of actor martin sheen and a heart throb. the cameo in a movie, and then "plato "platoon". "wall street". >> how much is enough? >> and "major league". >> what league have you been playing? >> reporter: but it was his role in two and a half men that made him a legend. >> oh, look, it's my
come to take me to heaven. >> reporter: at one time the highest paid actor in television earning close to $2 million an episode. later fired from the series. it was his off air antics that made him infamous. he's been married and divorceds three times and has admitted to relationships with prostitutes and porn stars. they're the best and i'm the best and together it's like it's on. >> sorry. i said it. >> reporter: in this 2011 interview. >> i am on a drug called charlie sheen. when you have tiger blood it's like, get with the program, dude. >> reporter: visibly on edge. >> some are saying you're bipolar. >> and what's the cure? medicine? make me like them? not going to happen. i'm biwinning. >> reporter: tiger blood? >> okay. >> reporter: does that guy still
>> he has to. i think ultimately in our blueprint, in our dna, i believe that we are the sum total of all of our experiences, good and bad. you know? it's fun to kind of watch sometimes, but also just a little bit cringeable. it's like dude, what the hell was that? >> reporter: the actor also openly talked about his gambling and substance abuse. something he talked about with dr. oz. >> this manic behavior is usually in the throws of deep partying. deep substance abuse and drinking. >> reporter: but through the worst, sheen always a father to his five kids. >> i'm looking there and i see hands and feet on the wall. >> right. >> reporter: that's your kids? >> yes. it's refreshing. you've had a terrible day and you come home and your kids are like oh my gosh. r
not a tv star, a movie star, you're just dad. >> they've never seen my work. >> reporter: are you kidding? >> mom has suppressed them a little bit from some of the work i've done until they're old enough, but yeah, they don't know me as a performer. >> reporter: it seems a different tone from a man who once made a career out of being a rebel. if you could go back and talk to 21 charlie sheen. here you are, young, pretty face, still. what would you say to that guy? >> i would tell him to be a little more patient and not go by greed and the promise of quick gains. i would tell him to be a little more forgiving. >> reporter: and now after a four year film hiatus, he's back with "mad family" a di about three families from different backgrounds forced to spend a
>> reporter: do you see this as aback of sorts? >> i don't want to label it because if it doesn't work, then i'm wrong. i don't like being wrong. it's a steppingstone to, i think a lot of really cool stuff. for some reason they just keep inviting me back to the next act. >> reporter: where do you see yourself in ten years? >> ten years, i'm more concerned about others than myself. here's what i do know. i'll still be here. and that just might upset a few folks. >> reporter: for nightline, i'm michael strahan in los angeles. it takes a dangerous woman to remake the beauty and the beast theme song. which dangerous man will complete the duet?
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a new beauty joining the remake of "beauty and the beast". she's topping the charts with "side to side" his love me now has fans fawning and sobbing. now arianna grande and john legend are teaming up for "a tale as old as time" remaking the iconic ballot originally performed by celine dion receiving an academy award, golden globe and two grammys. but this new duo has already proven that hitting the high notes won't be too much of a problem. >> reporter: their vocal range as shown in legend's song, all
of me. and grande might already have an advantage in stepping into celine's shoes, nailing this imon the tonight show. ♪ finding you can change >> the song will be found in the new film. disney is the parent company of abc news. thank you for watching abc news, and as always we're online and have a facebook page. good night, america. >> today, on this stage, one lucky player will begin their journey toward a possible $1 million prize, and you'll be there with them for every second of the drama. this is "who wants to be a millionaire." [cheers and applause] [dramatic music] ♪ hey, everybody, welcome to the show. are you guys ready to play "millionaire" today? [cheers and applause] let's do it. our first contestant is a web
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