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today the president-elect has selected rex tillerson as his secretary of state. critics scrambling. dangerous snow and more ice. new details surrounding donald trump lashing out at the company behind america's most sophisticated strike fighter. a santa story that will leave you speechless and major league baseball band early hazing hitch walls. "early today" starts right now. good morning, everyone, i'm aman mohyeldin, frances has the day off.
busy tweeting last night. she focusing solely on the presidency. writing, two of my children, don and eric, plus executives will manage them. no new deals will be held in office. i will hold a press conference in the near future to discuss the business. busy times. trump posted those tweets after the press conference to layout his plan for separating himself from his business ties. here's a kelly anne confirming that postponem. >> we expect a very minor dlark only due to the fact there are holidays in between now and the end of the year as well, sensitive to that. but the same questions that will be asked and the same questions that will be provided will be delayed few weeks watch it does is makes more clear how complex many of these business holdings are. >> this morning, trump is expected to make a major announcement for his official
mobile ceo rex tillerson will be named. mitt romney the other contender posted this statement on his facebook page saying, it was an an honor to have been considered for secretary of state of our country. former texas governor rick perry is expected to be tapped to lead the department of energy and in the irony of all irony, perry, if you recall, could not remember the department of energy during the 2011 presidential debate. this was when he was asked which three agencies he wanted to eliminate. >> that as gary cohen president of coldman sax. this is how the trump administration looks like 38 days with just the head of both the va interior and agriculture department still vacant. this morning, new comments from
investigation into russia's alleged interference during the u.s. elections. here's what he told the daily star's trevor noah. >> the reason that i have called for a review is really just to gather all the threads of the investigation the intelligence work that has been done over many months, so that the public and our elected representatives going forward can find ways to prevent this kind of in impact on the elections in the future. >> meanwhile, trump remains skeptical of the intelligence community's assessment of the issue, even if congressional issues have a probe. andrea mitchell has more. >> reporter: the fallout growing after the unpress deptd attack against the president-elect against the cia, questioning the conclusion it was russia that hacked the dnc and john
>> they have no idea whether it's russia or china or somebody. it could be somebody sitting in a bed some place him they have no idea. >> reporter: now a bipartisan call for congressional investigation noose what the agencies say russia did and why. republican leaders pointedly backing the cia over the president-elect. >> i have a confidence in the tral intelligence agencies. >> reporter: president obama spoke for the first time since the election, sharply criticizing trump. >> you didn't nee benefitted from malicious russian activity. >> reporter: no unanimous conclusion about russia's motives. in fact, john mccain does not think russia was trying to help trump. >> i do not and for that's the reason why we need a full investigation, but i haven't seen no evidence of that. >> reporter: also, trump, escalating his war with the cia, dismissing the agency's crown jules the presidential daily
i'm a smart person. i don't have to be told the same thing and the same word every single day for the next eight years. it could be eight years, i don't need that. >> reporter: all of it shocking intelligence veterans. >> in 48 hours, he said the intelligence community on which he will rely is incompetent, politicized and frankly he didn't have a lot of time for them. >> reporter: how solid is the truth russia was behind the hacking t. cia confidence, an intelligence care meting, you can take it to the bank. >> convinces me there is strong beyond circumstantial evidence to justify the claim that the russians were doing something in our election. >> that was my colleague andrea mitchell t. manhunt for an election in the shooting of two georgia police officers ended late last night. >> the suspected shooter is now in custody. authorities say grd gordon shot one officer in the hand the other in the shoulder after they pulled him over in a traffic
yesterday. gordon then fled the scene on foot. he is facing two counts of atestimonied murder along with other charges. officials say the officer's injuries are non-life threatening. they are receiving treatment at a local hospital. this morning arc bomb scare set off an investigation for one lufthansa flight from houston, texas, to frankfort, germany it had to stop at new york's jfk airport after a bomb was thrown into lufthansa's people had to be evacuated from that flight. this as the spokesperson says the plane was taken to a remote area, where it was searched. however, nothing suspicious was found on the plane. new orleans is mourning a former star while family friend and former coaches said their final good gooi byes. he was shot in a road rage
t. other driver was charged with manslaughter in connection to mcknight's death. a giant sink hole closed a popular california beach. a dangerous sink hole cut off the access to the pacifica beach south of san francisco. now, it may have been caused by an occurrence called king tide. forecasters say king tide may peak today or wednesday. a new winter s ready to bear down on multiple states t. icy conditions are also causing havoc on the road where a series of pileups in flint, michigan, have left over a dozen people injured. this season already very different from last year. in december, 2015, the amount of snow was min pal. this year, a near whiteout. it's also much colder. new york has had three days with below average temperatures. so far, this december alone. minneapolis six, chicago seven,
freezer for 28 million americans, temperatures 10 to 30 degrees below normal, believe it or fought. meteorologist bill karins is here with all of the latest on the dangerous weather. bill. fought looking too good out there. >> not when it's cold. five states under wind chill advisories already. this isn't the main event which comes down 36 to 48 hours. so about two-and-a-half people under a wind chill advisory. already, we are seeing numbers down to thing intive 20, negative 30 range. minneapolis a wind chill, negative 15. des moines, the negative numbers. all of that col air will head to the east by the time we get to thursday and friday. so for today's high, only 17 in chicago. enjoy the warmth in the east.
we will talk more about this cold blast coming up later. just ahead, donald trump getting directly involved with marc's most sophisticated fighter jet. major league baseball puts and end to rookie, by dress up in sometimes outlandish outfits. we will explain that next. (tea kettle whistling) (sighing) hey mom, can i help? yeah, i'd love your help. (grunting) awww... (announcer vo) the real magic of the holidays is when we all give a little more.
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ratified later today. a single tweet noxious another company on its hooefls after president-elect donald trump worked on specifically the cost of its f-35 fighter jets. at one point making the market company drop by billions of dollars in a matter of hours. as my colleague nbc peter alexander reports. >> reporter: known as the joint streak fighter t.f-35 designed to be largely invisible to fly. the protect o costs as out of control, insisting billions of dollars can and will be saved. that tweet taking its toll on the f-35 prime contractor lockheed martin t. share price 4% t. market value dropping $4 billion. his criticism came as the air force received its first f-35s, delivered by ash carter. >> israel is our first and only friend in the region that's
>> reporter: but dominating the skies doesn't come keep t.f-35 is the pentagon's most expensive weapons program. with an estimated cost of nearly $400 billion. the company today said it's worked aggressively to slash its tag. >> splok heed market and the industry partners understand the affordability of the f-35 program. since the beginning, we have invested hundreds of millions to reduce the price of the airplane. >> reporter: just days after bashing boeing for the cost of a new air force one, represents the latest example of trump using his twitter feed as a negotiating tool. >> stocks are mixed overseas as investors are watching for a fed interest rate hike. they are keeping a close eye on a guy named rex. good morning, steve. >> reporter: yes. good morning to you, ayman, there was a time. that time was november the 7th and before when we used to be obsessed by the federal reserve and what they were doing with interest rates.
trump. we are looking at the fomc over the next two days to see janet yellin almost certainly raising interest rates by 25 basis points. then we will be looking at the economic projection and, indeed what she has to say about future rate hikes. you talked about mr. trump, it looks like the secretary of state will not be rudy guiliani or mitt romney. it will be rex timmerson, the ceo of exxon, it has good ties with ru talking, of course, with the gas prices are going up. they were basically 2.21 nationwide monday morning. there are some analysts that say because opec now has a big deal with non-opec producers to tie to us production. that means we could be headed to, wait for it, $3 per gallon t. family's finances remain to be seen. >> good to talk to you, my friend. well, it's one of the most compelling things we have seen
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