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homeland security. reince priebus, chief of staff. or potentially chris christie. >> would you want to be chief of staff? would you want to be -- >> you don't really think -- >> that's what's called a pregnant pause. >> reporter: rudy giuliani, not as coy about his interest in attorney general. >> i certainly have the energy, and there's probably nobody that knows the justice department better than me. >> reporter: tonight nbc news has learned from sources with knowledge of the decision, mike rogers, former chair of the house intelligence committee is being director. rogers' office issuing a "no comment" tonight. there is a lot of work to do, team trump needs to fill 4,000 positions, 1,000 of which need senate confirmation. >> donald trump would make a mistake if he appoint too many insiders to positions. he won as an outsider. and he needs to reinforce that which delivered victory for him. >> reporter: and though senior aides to v.p.-elect mike pence hope to keep the outsider campaign an outsider
to much of the same. katy tur, nbc news, new york. >> reporter: this is cynthia mcfadden in new york. tonight, nbc news can exclusively report donald trump's transition team has asked that nearly 30 people be granted the nation's highest security clearances. in a secure room inside 1717 pennsylvania avenue, they will review the most sensitive details of america's nuclear war plans, the classified details of russia election, as well as the $80 billion official intelligence budget and the nooks and crannies of american covert operations. four people have already been given access -- rudy giuliani, chris christie, newt gingrich, and mike rogers. the new list is dominated by politicians and washington insiders which will comfort some and may alarm others. we asked the former commander of nato
>> this is a very eclectic group of folks, many of whom have reasonable national security credentials. collectively they're going to come at it international affairs with bias toward hard power as opposed to soft power. >> reporter: the list includes three members or former members of congress, sessions, hunter, walker, three retired army generals, kellogg -- he's heading up the defense transition team -- flynn, and burgess. and two prominent officials, john bolton and steven hadley, who tells nbc news he is not participating in the transition at this point. >> national security has to be job one because instantly on january 20th, he will be tested. he'll be tested by the russians in the cyberworld. we will see test after test, and they will come fast and furious in the new year. >> reporter: as of today, president-elect trump is getting vastly more detailed
be asked to stop using his personal cell phone for security reasons, as barack obama did. but that decision is ultimately up to him, lester. >> cynthia mcfadden, thank you. the election of donald trump has unleashed a backlash in some cities across the country. protesters taking to the streets, including late today in philadelphia. people angry and fearful and with a message. nbc's miguel almaguer has more. >> reporter: this is bracing for tonight -- >> no! >> reporter: from coast to coast, thousands of mostly peaceful but angry protesters condemning the president-elect. >> i want to show that he does not speak for me as an american. >> donald trump has got to go! >> reporter: the largest demonstrations are taking place in the biggest cities, outside trump tower in new york where the president-elect lives. shutting down chicago's michigan
burned the american flag. in l.a., effigies of trump wasn't and torched. >> his ignorance and his prejudice, his racism, it's all going to interfere with how he thinks. >> reporter: outrage being voiced across the country. rallies erupting in kansas city, austin, and nashville. in red states where trump won big. >> says an awful, awful message about this country. >> reporter: but here in the rustbelt city supporters say they're frustrated, too. >> the working class people who this -- that this country rides on had enough. >> reporter: with protests fueled by social media, police are prepared for trouble in oakland where 7,000 gathered setting 40 fires and hurling firebombs at officers. tonight the divisive election is over. on the streets of this fractured nation, no sign of moving on.
highway, the 101 which runs right through the heart of downtown los angeles, was shut down by protesters last night. at this hour, protesters are again shutting down the i-10 and nearby freeway. police are standing by at the ready. it could be the start of a long, tense night across the nation. lester? >> all right, miguel almaguer in los angeles, thank you. on the global stage, there are many questions about what impact president-elect trump will have once he takes office. right away, he will be confronted with a number of difficult foreign policy de being received with a mix of anticipation and anxiety. let's get more from nbc's richard engle. >> reporter: president-elect trump is already reaching out to world leaders, including the prime minister of britain who said trump reaffirmed the allies' special relationship. tonight, so many questions about what the incoming commander in chief will do on the global stage. on the fight against isis, he'll immediately be a
a top u.s. commander told nbc news u.s.-backed iraqi troops have only reached the outskirts of mosul, iraq, where isis fighters are putting up resistance so fierce that some at the pentagon are calling it stalingrad. so far trump only providing simple solutions. >> i'd blow up every single inch. there would be nothing left. >> reporter: then there's iran. trump promised to tear up the nuclear deal the obama administration worked so hard to negotiate. >> to disastrous deal with iran. >> reporter: but it's a six-party agreement, also with europe, china, and russia, who are unlikely to agree to follow trump's lead. and finally, israel. >> my friend, congratulations on being elected president of the united states. >> reporter: trump made some big promises to jewish audiences before the elections. >> we will move the american embassy to the eternal capital of
keeps that promise, palestinians who also consider jerusalem to be their capital could reignite violence in that powder keg of a city. overseas there is more than just skepticism about mr. trump. just yesterday a german newspaper said that election day was worse for america than 9/11. this is the kind of perception problem in some parts of the world that mr. trump is going to have to try and overcome. >> richard engel, thank you. we want to show you this photo. it's hil c defeat spotted out on a hike today, seeking some peace and quiet with bill clinton near their home in chappaqua, new york. a woman out hiking with her kids said she bumped into the first couple unexpectedly while they were walking their dogs. hillary clinton smiling for a photo and bill clinton behind the camera. separately, a clinton aide tells nbc news that bill clinton called president-elect trump this afternoon to congratulate him and wish him well. turning from politics now to pennsylvania where a
officer and injuring another. police were responding to a domestic disturbance call when they came under fire. officers forced their way into the home and found the shooter dead from a self-inflicted gunshot and a pregnant woman believed to be his wife also dead at the scene. still ahead here tonight, a consumer warning as the holiday shopping season heats up. what you need to know before downloading any more shopping apps on your smartphone or tablet. also, the question that might spark a lot of arguments at the dinn t
we're back with a consumer warning to anyone with a cell phone or tablet who downloads apps to shop on line. cybersecurity experts say there's been a sudden explosion of fake apps showing up in app stores designed by scammers hoping to steal your credit card or personal information. how can you tell if an app is real or fake? here's nbc's tom costello. >> reporter: just in time for holiday shopping, scammers are suddenly infiltrating the app store posing as legitimate retailers to lure unsuspecting victims into giving up their credit card and personal information. it may appear to be a real app from dillard's, puma, payless, or pandora, but those are just a few of the companies that have already been targeted. >> there has been more fake apps launching in the market than ever before. >> reporter: chris mason runs his own
pittsburgh. >> this is a fake app for the retailer finish line. >> reporter: how do we know it's fake? >> first, you look at the reviews, you see there's no reviews. it was recently posted, that's a red flag. >> reporter: if customers aren't reviewing the app or the reviews are all bad, stay away. more red flags -- bad english or links to other apps from competing retailers. starbucks is considered to have the gold standard of apps, but many retailers don't have apps which makes it all the more difficult to figure out wha r what's not. most of the fake apps are thought to come from scammers in china. >> when there's a void, it's easy for the hackers to write an app. it's the first one that pops up when you search for the store that you think you want to buy at. >> reporter: how do you know if an app is real? experts advise lookinging for lots of customer reviews. the more the better. and go to the retailer's website for the legitimate app link. both google and apple say they are constantly flagging and removing suspicious apps, but with hundreds of fake
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he was once a rising star in the republican party. now former illinois congressman aaron schock has been indicted on criminal counts including fraud and stealing taxpayer money. he came under scrutiny after reports revealed he spent tens of thousands to decorate his office in a style inspired by "downton abbey" and questions were raised about his travel expenses. he resigned in march of last year. who has the better memory, men and women? according to a new study, middle-aged women outperform middle-aged men on all measures of memory, but that edge begins to fade as women enter menopause, suggesting
memory loss. researchers hope this leads to a clearer picture of who is at a higher risk of alzheimer's. it's only the 10th of november, but it's beginning to look a lot like christmas -- it is here anyway. the rockefeller center christmas tree is on its way. a 94-foot tall, 14-ton norway spruce from a family's yard in new york. it arrives here on saturday, and it's three weeks until it's time to flip the light switch. when we come back,
finally tonight, we thought we would end the broadcast where we began -- with the extraordinary scene that unfolded today in the oval office. two political foes putting aside their many differences, at least publicly, with the entire nation watching. here's harry smith with the message that america. >> reporter: there are moments in our history when we just have to sit back and let it sink in. >> we now are going to want to do everything we can to help you succeed because if you succeeds, then the country succeeds. >> reporter: here are two men, political adversaries, near mortal enemies, talking about what matters most -- the future of america. >> the meeting lasted for almost an hour and
far as i'm concerned, it could have gone on for a lot longer. we really -- we discussed a lot of different situations, some wonderful and some difficulties. >> reporter: we can only wonder what crossed their minds as the conversation deepened from the perfunctory to the truly important, matters of state. what did each get wrong about the other? the campaign is over. the war of words is done. how we succeed together eclipses all that came >> mr. president, it was a great honor being with you, and i look forward to being with you many, many more times in the future. >> thank you. >> reporter: deep inside, it's what we all pray for. it is, after all, the american way. harry smith, nbc news, new york. and that will do it for us on this thursday night. i'm lester holt. for all of us at nbc news, thank you for
. protesters are out on the city streets for a second night voicing their president-elect. president-elect donald trump meets with president obama for the first time. >> mr. president, it was a great honor meeting you. i look forward to meeting with you many, many times in the future. >> leonard cohen, a giant in the poety center for the last half century has died. america is honoring its
veteran's day. good friday morning, this is "early today." >> for the second night in a row, spontaneous protests erupted as frustrated voters marched in the streets in opposition of tuesday's election rules. they appeared in patriot more, san francisco, oakland and more. protesters demonstrated their frustrations, donald trump returns to his old self, taking to twitter to blast them and the open and successful presidential elect. now successful protesters are protesting. very unfair. now it should be noted that trump. called for a march on washington the night of the 2012 presidential election. >> prior to taking a jab at those protesters, trump had a more conciliatory tone with president obama and his wife's sit town with the first lady.
of events, for the first time since becoming the president-elect. noting public protocol t. trump camp refused to allow journalists to travel with him for his historic first meetings. >> reporter: donald trump at the white house today trying to rebuild the bridges he burned on his way there. >> obama the most ignorant president in our history. he has been a disaster. >> reporter: today a different tone. this scene in the oval office, unimaginable, who never thought president-elect trump had a chance, including president obama. >> i continue to believe mr. trump will not be president. >> reporter: that was just the beginning of president trump's battle. it started years ago with a birther crusade, something that
meeting. >> it sound like the meeting might have been at least a little less awkward than some might have expected. >> reporter: trump joined by wife melania, who toured the first wing and jerry kushner, walking the south lawn with president obama's chief of staff, denis mcdonough t. president-elect, planning to seek his predecessor's advice. but trump couldn't resist talking with second stop on capitol hill. trump walking the halls of congress with senate majority leader mitch mcconnell, getting a look at where he will be sworn in from house speaker paul ryan. here relationship, ryan initially refused to endorse trump, lateer declined to defend him. the fight against the health care law, popular proposals to
rivals get on board. >> if they have an interest of sitting and talking to america's i'll be glad to do et. if hillary had won, i'd be talking to hillary. >> there were some detractors like john caseing, other like massachusetts senator elizabeth warren vowed to fight trump every step of the way. >> we have to be recalled to mobilize on special issues within the time comes. we're not gentleman to fight every issue every night of every day, we're going to be smar, we're going we're going to use our time and our talents in a strategic and careful way, but we are going to fight back. we are not turning this country over to what donald trump has sold. we are just not. >> as for hillary clinton, it appears she has traded the campaign trail for a different type of trail this image by a self-described heart broken mother who came across the
biwhile hiking in chappaqua, new york. singer, songwriter, author and poet leonard cohen has died. he was easily one of the most influential musician over five decades, he is often compared to that of bob dinl and paul simon [ music playing ] >> his most famous song "hallelujah" has been covered hundreds within it was introduced and he was in the recent "trek" movie. cohen was inducted into the rock 'n' roll hall of fame in 2008 and received a grammy lifetime achievem award in 2010. he was 80-years-old. more fallout for illinois republican congressman excuse me aaron schock. a going indicted him on fraud
schock came under scrutiny amid a spending scandal, after a report says he spent tens of thousands of dollars to decorate his office like donton ab abby wambach. he says honest mistakes may have been made and no one spended to break the law. two bald eagles stuck inside a gutter in florida yesterday. apparently he got tpp a storm drain their orlando. one was able to fly on its own, the other needed to be freed by animal rescue workers. crowds gathered to watch the effort. the rescued bird is being treated for injuries and will be released once it is fully green look at the crowd there. >> it is symbolic. just ahead, mark zucker burg's response to growing criticism that facebook may have swayed the election.
to you. >> good morning, everyone, happy veteran's day as well. very quiet out there. it's hard to find any rain on the map. you had to have south texas to do that. it gets windy in the northeast. you will need winter coats. temperatures in the 50s. winds gufkt over 40 miles per hour -- gutting over 40 miles per hour. here's a closer look at your day ahead. lots of sunshine but eventually wendy by the end of the afternoon, temperatures much cooler in the mid-west. no more 60s in chicago. 60 degrees and sunshine, rapid city looking good, 69 and also pretty sunny. and that's a look at your veteran's day forecast. just ahead, the nba champion cavaliers go to washington. donald trump's potential cabinet picks, after he is repeatedly quoted as saying