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of the top intelligence agencies made their conclusions clear, russia interfered with the presidential election. on friday, those same intelligence agencies released a report that included this line, putin and the russian government appeared to help president-elect trump's election chances whe to im. it did not include the sources and methods of how the intel agencies came to these conclusions. that portion is classified but that was part of mr. trump's briefing on friday. the president-elect reacted by neither accepting nor rejecting the finding. there was absolutely no evidence that the hacking affected the election resultsti
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want touched. the president-elect during the presidential election a political witch hunt,ic disparagement. >> reporter: he's at odds with >> every american should be alarmed by russ's even at odds with the outgoing president. >> we have to remind ourselves we're on the same team. vladimir putin is not on our team. >> reporter: after an intelligence briefing on friday, trump dialed down his outrage in a longer statement saying, instead, he has tremendous respect for the intelligence community, but trump also con flighted
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concluding that russian president vladimir putin influenced a campaign aimed at the united states presidential election. quote, russia's goals were to undermine public faith in the u.s. democratic process, and denigrate secretary clinton and harm her electability and potential presidency. we further assess putin and the russian government developed a clear preference for president-elect trump. the intelligence agencies also concluded with high confidence that russia's military intelligence arm passed on material it acquired from the dnc and democratic officials to wiki leaks and other sites. for trump promoting the wikileaks material came a campaign staple. >> wikileaks just came out with a new one. >> they've got it all down, folks. wikileaks. >> they were just
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wikileaks and i wanteed that u.s. intercepts pickedpssian of trump's victory. the report did not address whether the russian campaign actually tipped the election to trump, but for a candidate defined by shifting policy es, remarkably consistencent on his ambivalence about russia involvement. >> i don't think anyone knows russia. they're saying russia, russia, russia. it could be someone sitting on their bed that weighs 400 pounds. >> they have no idea if it's russia, china or somebody. it could be somebody sitting on a bed some place. >> our country has no idea. >> he'd rather believe -- >> i doubt it. >> as mr. trump was being briefed i sat down with two republican senators who have been
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political witch hunt.>> believe leaders, general clapper and admiral rogers who testified before the arms services committee are credible people and well respected. general clapper, i think, has 53 years of experience in the intelligence business and yes, intelligence authorities have made mistakes in the past that have been wrong in the past, but what they're saying is there is a long history of russian attempts to affect the outcome of our election. >> you know, here's the deal for me. i think he's worried that inquiring into what russia did in the election is going to undermine his credibility and his legitimacy. quite frankly, i haven't heard any
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har ng t elections anma sre that people including the russians won't do it next time. no doubt in my mind that russians interfered, that john podesta's emails were hacked by the russians and not some 13-year-old kid or 400-pound guy and that the dnc was compromised by the russians and it seems pretty clear that wikileaks got it from the russians. it didn't affect the outcome, but they tried to affect our elections. he'll be the defender of the free world. in a couple of weeks donald trump will be the defender of the free world, know in america republicans and
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price andnk move on. remember when he was asked y retort to that. our lives are built around the idea that we're free people, that we go to the ballot box and we have political contests outside of foreign interference. you can't go on with your life as a democracy when a foreign entity is trying to compromise the election process. so, mr. president-elect, it is very important that you show leadership here. let me say this. if after having been briefed by our intelligence leaders, donald trump is still unsure as to what the russians did that would be incredibly
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i want to get -- the theycounications with russian officials that were essentially celebrating the trump victory. what does that tell you? >> i think you can only draw the conclusion if they were celebrating that they obviously wanted the outcome to be what it was, and then the question is is what did they do to try to achieve that outcome? and it's pretty obvious that they were heavily engaged and we need to come to grips with it and get to the bottom of it and overall, come up with a
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in this new form ofat dismantle our economy, harm our elections and harm our national security. >> where should this investigation go from here? you guys are focused on the larger issue of cybersecurity and frankly, protecting democracies around the world, but what about should there be an investigation about whether any of the campaigns had any interactions with moscow, with any -- >> i would like to see a select committee, apparently, that is not in agreement by our leadership. so we will move forward with the arms services committee and foreign relations and intelligence committee will, as well, but it is possible if enough information comes out that that decision could be reversed. i still think it's the best way to attack the issue. >> are there still active investigations going on to try to figure out if there was
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>> you oed2016. >> period. >> period. wherever it leads. >> is there fbi, a joint task force and is it currently happening? we just don't know about it. >> i believe that's what's happening. you need to speak with them. here's what we should do as a nation, we should all, republicans and democrats condemn russia. to my republican friends who are gleeful, you're making a big mistake. when russia -- put our troops at risk most democrats condemned that some celebrated. most republicans are condemning what russia did and to those who are gleeful about it you're a hack. you're not a republican and you're not a patriot. if this is not about us, then
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about us because when one party an opportunity to make russia fo ata . pla de. senator mccain, hey, we spy on russia. russia spies on us. we've supported democracy movements in russia actively so. isn't that a form of getting involved in their politics? how is this not the same thing? >> it isn't just elections that they are hacking into. it is across the board including military secrets that we have, including the ability to shu
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trip to eastern europe, spending some time in lt countries. what would you say to donald trump? he seems to have an affinity for putin. he seems to want to have a reset with him. after your visit with eastern europe, do you think a reset with putin is something worth doing? >> i wish he could have gone with me to ukraine as we did to ukrainians that are serving. they have slaughtered ukrainians and they've sladismembered a country and they've done so with all international norms of behavior and they're putting strains on the post-world war ii new world order, the likes of which we've never
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>> here's what we've told them. our baltic states, ukraine and georgia more. days a year. a permanent, u.s. military training presence in the baltics, ukraine and georgia. >> would you be more comfortable today if hillary clinton were preparing? >> no. i don't think much about that because the result of the election, but i thought some of the things that were revealed in the wikileaks were very disturbing, as well, and the server and the statements about benghazi. so, no, i'm not sure it would be
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there's a lot of thingel an obl no where i must. right now the biggest problem i have with what i see coming out of the president-elect's team is russia. i'm hoping that after he gets the briefing from the finest among us, that there is zero doubt the russians did this, nobody is saying that you didn't win the election, mr. trump, president-elect trump, that's not the issue. i hope you will embrace the intelligence. you will join with republicans and democrats to push back against russia to make sure it stops and doesn't happen again. if after the briefing he is still unsure, that will shake me to my core about his judgment. >> i'm going to wrap up with
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question that has nothing to do stwiyou, senator mccain. >> i would say the most positive legacy is that the very fact that the first african-american of the president of the united states is a signal that in america anybody can rise to the highest level, and i think that's a very important landmark and is historic. i would argue that his worst is his handling of national security particularly in the middle east. the red line over syrian use of chemical weapons, that -- when he went back on that it sent a message that reverberated throughout the world. >> for you? positive and negative. >> he and the first lady have to be complimentedor
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our nation well as a first s we america in to nk gng to be a position of strength to a position of weakness that on his watch he was a very poor adversary for evil, and even worse defender of democracy. >> that's rough. >> it's true and it's sad. it's not what i want to say, but tell me how you can come to any other conclusion? all i can say is his foreign policy has been a miserable failure and he's been weak to his core when it comes to representing american values, and that is what i believe, and i hope donald trump will make it better. we've had eight years of weak. i don't want four more years of it. i hope he'll turn this around and when it comes to russia, he's on the wrong path. when we come back, incomi
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sunsweet amaz!n prunes, the feel good fruit. that's why i eat amaz!n prunes now.lis welcome back. panelists here, rick santelli of cnbc. former democratic congresswoman donna
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donald trump accepts the conclusions from the i read in "the new york tim stories they appear to and attempted, they did not succeed in embarrassing this country in the world stage. they did not succeed in throwing the election to donald trump. that's very clear in this report, and i don't want your viewers to be left with any other impression. read "the new york times" outtakes and read "the washington post" and read the report itself, there is no evidence that russia succeeded in any alleged attempt to disrupt our democracy or, in fact, to influence the election results. >> he want to pursue
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ego, but i think that the media -- it did not inflate the hillary emails with the -- let me finish, with the russian interference in this election. i don't agree with kellyanne conway. i actually do think that, you know, the russians got what
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wanted. electi so i think that there was success, an attempt, but really going after the russians because here it's the elections and the next time it's another election. maybe it's the republicans, maybe it's our economic system. we have to treat this seriously, and the president-elect needs to get out of campaign mode and get into governing. >> putin is a guy who murders journalist, who has destroyed the democratic process in his own country and he feels the freedom to try to do that in our country. it's not normal state -- >> to see russians happy because trump won on election night, i never saw you so unhappy. you pick sides. everybody picks sides. >> who picks
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>> it's not. >> let's transferring it through intermediaries to m wikileaks was out from the end of the summer, and it was being investigated. >> so what were these headlines then. >> whoa, whoa, whoa. there were plenty of headlines and there was no proof of who did it. >> people in charge of int intelligence are political as well here. >> the intelligent gathering that normally takes place was operationalized by the russians to interfere with our elections. >> they did it in u crepe. they are doing it in germany right now. this is really serious and we're noin
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welcome back. there are few people who are better positioned to know what options the united states has at its disposal to retaliate against the russians for the election interference than my next guest. ash carter has been president obama's secretary of defense for the past two years, and he's watched as we've moved from a hoped-for russian reset to russian aggression in raine, crimea, syria and now, of course, the 2016 interference issue. secretary carter joins me now. welcome to "meet the press," sir. >> good to be here, chuck. >> let me start with what senator mccain said on thursd
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our very democracy, andink all to regard it very seriously. the intelligence community came to that judgment. they reported that out this week. they obviously did a careful job, painstaking job given the nature of it which is cyber, and that's the conclusion they came to, and it raises questions about our overall strategy with respect to russia. >> okay, but let me go to, does it require, what kind of response, do you believe it's a military response? many people do not believe it should be a cyber response. >> i think we should not limit ourselves when it's, and that part is right. i don't think it should be a military or purely military response. there has to be a response, and i think the things and the step
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steps, butd more. >> dousans. >> i can't speak for the fbi and the national intelligence community. they obviously, did a very careful job. they took the time that it required them to become certain about this conclusion, but now it is what it is. they're very clear. they're very unequivocal about the judgment and the seriousness of the issue is one that all americans need to take very seriously. >> the president-elect while he's dialed back his criticism of the intelligence community, he said, as of yesterday, he tweeted having a
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compartmentalize, but we do have to have whatirst years ago. it was the peak of the cold war, and at that time we had serious problems with moscow as we do now, and even then we always tried wherever possible to find common ground with russia, and work with them then. i did that after the wall came down and worked with russia and the russian military very effectively and cooperatively. what's become difficult in recent years is russia under putin has tended to
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interests as being ones of work. >> has they haven't done anything. >> would you put it the at zero? >> virtually zero. they came in and they said they were going to fight isil and they said they would help end the civil war in syria. they haven't done either of those things. the consequence, of course, we're fighting isil ourselves, we have a campaign plan that you see unfolding in mosul today in raqqah today. i'm encouraged that's going exactly according to the plan that we laid out about a year ago. in fact, iraqi security forces are approaching the tigris river as we speak today. >>
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decision by president obama on syria, however folks want to interpret it now got interpreted as something was going to happen and then when nothing happened it created this vacuum. do you tend to agree with that premise? >> i wasn't secretary of defense then. that was then and now is now. >> has it made your job harder? >> for the russian behavior in syria has certainly made the ends of the syrian civil war there harder. >> would the russians be there if the united states had forced the read line? >> i can't say that. i think theaw an opportunity there to play a role which could have been fine because what they said they were going to do which they could uniquely do is help assad move aside gently, bring the moderate opposition into the syrian government and put
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it's related and there was an op ed this week by one of your predecessors and former secretary bill perry and he's concerned about some sort of nuclear bomb that's used somewhere, anywhere, that this is a crisis that we're not paying enough attention to. you co-wrote an op ed with him ten years ago advocating that maybe there should be preemptive action against a north korea. north korea seems to be the one everyone is concerned about, that you would support nuclear facilities and would you advocate that now? >> that was a different circumstan circumstance, but with respect to north korea today, that's absolutely right. their nuclear weapons and ballistic missile defense program is a serious threat to us. we try to stay a
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we are staying ahead of that urelves.eployed missile dsejapa of course, we have 28,500 troops there today, chuck. we do every day. their slogan is fight tonight. we're ready to defend the korean peninsula and defend our friends and interests there. so in the defense department our job is to stay one step ahead of that. >> is it policy now that if they test intermediate range ballistic missile, the united states would shoot it down? >> if it were threatening to us or one of our friends or allies, yes, we would shoot it down. >> what about a test? is that something that you would shoot down? >> we would use an intersentor, that means if it was coming into o
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s, overseas. obviously, this issue of of our lot of our leaders in the military. do you worry that the national guard just doesn't have the ability to find these mental health problems with veterans as they get discharged soon enough? >> i can't say that that's -- >> we understand that. >> in this particular case, but ptsd and so-called invisible wounds of war is something we do take seriously. we have to take it seriously. we owe to our wounded warriors, 15 years now, including today and one of the most serious things i do is sign deployment orders and execute orders that send people into harm's way. so it matters a great deal to me that we take care of wounded warriors at
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replacing obamacare, buthere's been a lot more emphasis on replace than we've heard in the past. more than 20 million americans now have health insurance through the affordable care act and my colleague, dante chinny our data
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obama was elected in 2014. that's well above the national average. that's a 20 percentage point drop and they voted for trump by a whopping 39 points in november and this is a pattern that holds across other kinds of counties that were trump strong holds, as well. the sparsely populated aging community of luce county, michigan, which has seen a 33% drop in the uninsured. luce county voted for trump by a 42-point margin. let's look atworking-class vinton county, on high owe, where it dropped 28%. same county voted for trump by a 50, 5-0, points. it has no choice,
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welcome back. we're starting to see something of a sea ce
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republicans are talking aboutar the repeal and replace program lg the can down the wi r want make it easier to solve. >> the panel is back. the health care wars. rick, let me ask you, you see, you know, it's one thing to campaign. now they've got to govern. where are you? >> i think the repeal we probably all agree on
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the issue on replacen my spots e aware it will not sell be diffe affect the coverage they have and this is donald trump's test. he's a dealmaker. he's already visited many of the players, and i think that this is where his skill lies. i think he's going to make deals, and i think competition is the biggest thing he's going to bring to the table. >> it's interesting why i'm glad we led this segment also with the data download which shows, look, many of his constituents are not going to accept just a repeal. they want the
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this and they're using that moneythey ca the implementation dates and they've gotal pblem. >> i want to underscore, som phethise in, it took three years, but it's seeing the plan immediately is the concern. >> i think, you he exchange markets in decay right now. they're falling apart and the insurance companies are one step out the door and they're losing large amounts of money and thinking that they'll hang around a system that's falling apart because of a system that's over three years. >> the policy sign today will be in place. >> will the coverage be as good? maybe it has to be. >> that's been the hallmark of
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this plan. >> the base of the sm reace it, this. >> you want pre-existing conditions to be covered. you want young people who can stay on their parents' plan. all of these elements that people really like, and to do that you've got to have the other where you get, you know, a guarantee in the system so that it can pay for itself, and
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have the ideas and tinheyce good idea. pre-existing conditions, they but it will stitires. those aspects are components of health care. >> it's a silly a nnalogyanalog. >> people can keep what they have right now or it's political suicide. >> do you want to keep your plan, that's bad politics. >> it's political suicide for the democrats. the wonky thing to say is they can change the budgetary aspects and they can't change it without a much higher political hurdle and that's tough to get. >> all i have to say, democrats
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back now with "endgame." everyone is wondering what is hilldo? well, our friends at "the new york post post" has an idea, new york city needs hillary clinton to run for mayor. it seems unlikely, but the idea has been floating around for several days and so far these not rejecting it. for what it's worth, we'd love to see you run for mayor. new york needs you. the new york post loving hillary clinton. >> the new york post hates bill de blasio and no love loss there, they're stirring the pot and no comment
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and she's coming for the first time backto could be a trial balloon. no one is saying it nerrible id >> the only reason the clintons haven't put it down yet is they're having a little fun with de blasio who took forever to endorse her and it's a little political needling. >> does new york city need mayor hillary clinton? >> being from chicago and looking at our history on mayors. i never weigh on which direction it goes. >> because they're not going to pick up your garbage. >> exactly. >> she can be celebrity apprentice and apparently that's not working out. redskins coach, paul simon roadie. there are a lot of good jobs. >> defensive coordinator. >> dawn edwards, what would you tell her? >> i would invite her on my r
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>> you brought up "celebrity -- okay. it's on nbc entertainment, but t back. first, here's ratings are in an schwarzenegger got swamped or destroyed by comparison to the ratings machine djt. >> i wish you the best of luck and i hope you'll work for all american people as aggressively as you've worked for your ratings. >> donald trump is an executive producer of this show. why trash your own show? >> we can all debate on the tweeting and maybe it's a new way to communicate with the people as president-elect. >> how about doing it two hours before getting the intelligence briefing on russia? >> finally, he tweeting on something he
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>> in a as interesting, and boy when you have the incoming white house press away. o acknowledge these things come out of his mind and then they go off. >> he's the president of the united states after january 20 -- >> shake it up. >> it's interesting with the tweets this week, there were three automakers, rick, that he hit. you came out hard against president obama overall. you don't like government interference in the economy. when is it too much for you? when is it too much for your taste? >> when it doesn't
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likely and kets. regulatory rollbacks most likely which will change the scale of how businesses operate that aren't in this country selling products here. maybe he's giving them a head's up. >> i was told, in fact, that the ford ceo got so many calls, eight or nine separate calls from donald trump about trying to shut down other overseas operations so they finally came up with this small piece of it, but that's the kind of pressure we've seen of boeing and lockheed martin. it does raise issues. the other piece we haven't talked about is the ethics issues that have not been addressed going into the hearings. >> we'll see all of that this week. that's all i have for today. if it's sunday it's "meet the press" and next sunday it better be packers-cowboys and big shout out to the viewer who sent this. you'll always get love from
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