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a surprising new candidate comes to surface as a potential cabinet pick for donald trump. foreign affairs today at trump tower. for the first time, a world leader meaets with the president-elect in person. i know many of you are deeply disappointed about the election. i am too. more than i can ever express. >> hillary clinton giving her first public speech since the concession address. good morning. welcome to "early start."
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i'm george howell. i'm christine romans. word from a transition source that trump is considering nicki haley for secretary of state despite the stormy history. haley is said to meet with the president-elect today at trump tower. she spent most of the campaign season slamming trump. haley said she would vote for him. the transition team is putting promise in to drain the swamp. any registered lobbyist would be vetted for the senior job and banned for lobbying five years after leaving government service. for the latest on the transition, let's bring in sara murray. >> reporter: good morning, christine and george. donald trump was in trump tower taking visits from his top aides and family members.
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some were pushing back on the notion that the transition was in disarray. they are hitting back hard that the idea that jared kushner is shaking things up as a revenge for the fact that chris christie put his father in jail. they are saying donald trump was taking a look at staffers in the transition and saying these were not the people they wanted running the government. others they felt simply were not doing their job. they insist things are calm and organized and agencies in washington, d.c. will see landing teams to get the work of the administration started in the coming days. not all of trump's visitors were a admirers. bill de blasio stopped by. >> i tried to express to him how much fear there is in communities all over this city. a whole range of people in the
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biggest city in the country who are fearful of the current dynamic and how we need to see things to give people more assurance that all new yorkers and americans will be respected. >> reporter: another reminder as donald trump's top staff is working around the clock to staff a government. trump may have work to do to continue to unite the sara, tha. the prime minister of japan will be the first to meet with president-elect. shinzo abe is eager hoping to safeguard the alliance with the countries. trump argued that the u.s. with drwit withdraw the military from the country and they should obtain their nuclear weapons. top aides say members of the team said not to take the
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remarks all literally. trump has talked about setting up a blind trust and turning over his business to his children. critics say the president-elect is not addressing obvious conflicts. something the rnc chief strategist insists will be cleaned up. >> everybody is well aware of trump's success and holdings. this is part why he was lekelec. i think that we will have a great presidency that he will do whatever it takes to make shuck t sure the conflicts of interest is handled properly. >> if trump transfers assets to his children and puts them in charge of the corporation, that does not meet the definition of a blind trust. george, it shows you how complicated his businesses are. you look at the new hotel in washington, d.c. just down the street from the
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white house. he would benefit from increased tourism and proximity to that. if foreign leaders decide to stay there. it is hard to put those in a blind trust. that is operated by a third party. a third party not related to you. >> he would be speaking to his kids every other day. the idea of a blind trust not to have any discretion to the decisions made. >> if his kids are going to run the business, you know, are they also advising their dad on government policy? this is a tight-knit group of people. they made decisions along the way. hard to tell. >> touchy situation. the vice president-elect will be meeting with congressional leaders on capitol hill. mike pence talking to mitch mcconnell and house speaker paul
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ryan and house and democratic leaders. pence had lunch with joe biden. the vice president joked he would make himself available to pence as senior staff to smooth transition. new remarks overnight from hillary clinton. her first public speech since she conceded to donald trump last week. clinton spoke at a children's defense fund. the organization where she started her legal career in the early 1970s. clinton admitted it wasn't the easy thing to come to the event. she urged supporters to stay strong in the face of the trump administration. cnn's joe johns was there. >> reporter: christine, hillary clinton going back to her roots with a speech before the children's defense fund in washington, d.c. the first speech given since concession speech at the new yorker hotel after the crushing defeat by donald trump. she did not mention the president-elect by name. it was intended to be
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encouragement for supporters to stay the course in public life. >> i know this isn't easy. i know a lot of people have asked themselves whether america is the country we thought it was. the division laid bear by the election run deep. please listen to me when i say this. america is worth it. our children are worth it. believe in our country. fight for our values and never, ever give up. >> reporter: secretary clinton agreed to make this appearance before the election. the children's defense fund is the first group bill clinton spoke to after he was elected president. christine and george. >> all right. joe johns. americans are signing up for obamacare. quickly signing up for obamacare despite the wish to get rid of it. that is more than this time last year. the pace picked up after the
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trump victory. 300,000 people picking plans in the three days after the election. the white house posted this on the internet yesterday. customers may not see things until next year at the earliest. trump will likely keep the rules on pre-existing conditions and letting young adults stay on plans until 26. if you need insurance, log on and shop around. your current plan may not be the cheapest next year. you have to check your options. you know, the fines will start stepping up for people which is built into the law. subsidies to help pay for insurance, but fines in you don't get insurance. this is the law of the land and donald trump says repeal and replace right away. >> we have to see. speaking of the current president. president obama in germany for a final meeting with his closest
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welcome back. president obama is in berlin this morning meeting with angela merkel. his ally and closest partner. the two have met over many issues over the years. with donald trump set to assume office, the legacy they forged is now on the line. let's go live to berlin and cnn's atika shubert with more. good morning, atika. >> reporter: good morning, george. in many ways, president obama is here to hand over to chancellor merkel. she is the anti-trump. a strong woman leader and known
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for cautious and pragmatic and the globalist view that she and president obama have worked hard on. whether trade or security agreements. and president-elect trump has threatened those agreements. the tpp should be thrown out and saying climate change is a hoax. what they have to discuss here is a lot. how to deal with an unpredictable incoming administration and how to preserve the legacy that they built over the last ten years. perhaps most importantly for merkel, she faces a resurgent and nationist politics across the region with the rising of trump. >> and given angela merkel will pursue a fourth term in the wake of brexit and the trump
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election, you say there is a great deal of under certaintunc. >> reporter: it is not 100% sure she will run. until we hear from merkel herself, it is speculation. she is the strongest leader in europe at this point to sort of keep that stability. the problem is, of course, is we know there is a movement that wants to buck the status quo. not only does germany face elections, but france and netherlands. they are facing their far-right nationalist movement. there is a lot of pressure to keep the center holding and keep the eu together. >> marine le pen with the trump rise is giving her a boost. atika shubert, thank you for the reporting. house speaker paul ryan pressing the pause button on the
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spending bill. the country just completed a drain the swamp election saying the last things he wants to see is billions of dollars of pet projects attached to proposapro. the banning ear mark has been in congress for years. the measure is expected to be taken up next in the spring. two very familiar faces will leave their parties in the senate during the trump administration. republicans reelecting mitch mcconnell and democrats s pi chuck schumer. and joe manchin is elected to the ranks of leadership. and 21 men and women, including bruce springsteen and tom hanks will receive the highest honor at the white house. michael jordan and bill gates.
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the honor for significant contributions to the world peace. others are robert de niro and vin scully. this is the moment that the nation watched in real-time when phiando castile was shot and killed by a police officer. all of this while his girlfriend live streamed the ordeal on facebook. now the officer is facing criminal charges. details ahead. next. introducing protein shots from 5-hour energy. protein shots from 5-hour energy are smooth and tasty, and still deliver 21 grams of protein with 100 calories. they're great for workouts, no matter how you work out... whether you're going for reps... or laps... or distance. you gotta try it... period.
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a minnesota police officer now faces three criminal charges, including manslaughter for shooting philando castile back in july. no reasonable officer would have used deadly force in those circumstances. it was seen live on the internet with video by his girlfriend. we get more this morning from rosa flores. >> reporter: the criminal complaint revealing the final words that philando castile uttered that night. according to the complaint, they were quote, i wasn't reaching for it. meaning his gun. the officer, jeronimo yanez faces second degree manslaughter and two felony counts of dangerous discharge of a firearm.
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according to the court reports, the officer stopped castile because of a failed taillight and he fit the description of a robbery suspect. according to that complaint, castile told yanez he had a gun. after that, yanez interrupted castile twice and fired his weapon seven times. one of the gunshots hit the armrest between castile and his girlfriend, diamond reynolds. another one of the shots punctured the driver's seat going into the backseat next to the little girl. she says she is placeased with e charges filed. >> i'm just glad we have come to this chapter and this is the beginning to a different chapter. we all hope and pray the right thing is done in this issue. >> reporter: officer yanez is
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expected to turn himself in and he is expected to face a judge on friday. george, christine. >> rosa, thank you. the man suspected of carrying out bombings in new york city and new jersey will be arraigned in federal court later today. ahmad khan rahami is accused of planting bombs in new york and new jersey. rahami was captured two days later following a shootout with police. the indictment against him includes federal terrorism charges. the bill in the georgia legislature could restrict the rights of muslim women. the measure would prevent the women from wearing the veils for driver's license photos. wildfires have charred more than 80,000 acres across six
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states in the southeast. more than 30 fires are burning out of control in north and south carolina and georgia, kentucky, alabama and tennessee. in chattanooga alone, more than 200 have been hospitalized with breathing and respiratory issues. the fires are fed by high winds and dry conditions. teams across the country have joined in the firefighting effort. she was defeated in the bid as governor of south carolina, y but nicki haley may not be out of a job for long. could she have a job in the trump administration? that's next.
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a one-time trump critic could join the trump administration. a world leader due at trump tower and in a matter of hours,
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the japanese prime minister. and the farewell visit with german chancellor angela merkel. >> i'm george howell. welcome back to "early start." >> i'm christine romans. nicki haley was not up for re-election eight days ago. she is the sitting south carolina governor. >> a lot to talk about with nicki haley. trump is considering her for role of secretary of state. that is the word at least from the transition source. haley is said to met with the president-elect at trump tower. she spent the primary season slamming donald trump and backing marco rubio. that is until trump won the nomination and haley said she would vote for him. in the meantime, the transition team is putting teeth in the
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promise to drain the swamp. the catch phrase they used in the campaign. announcing any registered lobbyist would have to unregist unregister. they would be banned from lobbying for five years after leaving government service. cnn's sara murray has the latest on the transition. >> reporter: good morning, christine and george. donald trump spent wednesday in trump tower taking visit from the top aides and family members. some of the staffers were pushing back on the notion that his transition was in disarray. they are hitting back hard that jared kushner is shaking up the transition staffers and ousting others as a way of revenge for the fact that chris christie put his father in jail. they are saying that donald trump was taking a look at the staffers in the transition and saying these were not the people they wanted running the government. they wanted the lobbyists out
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and others were not doing their job. they are insistent things are calm and organized and different agencies in washington, d.c. will see landing teams to get the work of a donald trump administration started in the coming days. not all of donald trump's visitors were admirers. bill de blasio stopped by with a warning. >> i tried to express how much fear there is in communities all over the city. a whole range of people in the biggest city in the country who are fearful of the current dynamic and we need to see things to give people more assurance that all americans and new yorkers will be respected. >> reporter: his staff is working around the clock to staff the government. back to you. sara, thank you. later today, shinzo abe becomes the first world leader to meet
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with president-elect trump. abe says he is willing to work with trump to safeguard the decades old alliance. the two countries should be allowed to obtain nuclear weapons to protect themselves from north korea. a top republican official claims that president-elect trump is committed to making sure his conflicts of interests are cleared up by the time he takes office. trump talked about a blind trust and turning it over to his children. critics say the president-elect is not addressing obvious conflicts. something the rnc chief strategist will insist be cleaned up. >> everybody is well aware of trump's successes and holdings. this is why he was elected partly. i think he is a successful businessman.
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we will have a great presidency that he will do whatever it takes to make sure the conflicts of interests are resolved and assets are handed down and the company is run by the kids. >> legal experts tell cnn if trump transfers assets to the children, that does not meet the definition of the blind trust. the definition of a blind trust. >> it's blind. >> he talked to his children every day. that doesn't quite fit. >> look, other people who have been very rich and run for president have put all of the assets into an entity managed by someone else and you don't know what all of the assets are. trump knows assets. he knows the laws and the news events that can influence his family profit. that is not a blind trust. vice president-elect mike
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pence will meet with top republicans like mitch mcconnell and paul ryan and house and senate leaders. wednesday, pence had lunch with joe biden. biden joked he would make himself available to pence to help smooth the transition. new remarks from hillary clinton. her first public speech since the election last week. she spoke at the children's defense fund. the organization where she started her career in the early '70s. she urged her supporters to stay strong in the face of the trump administration. cnn's joe johns was there and has the latest. >> reporter: christine and george, hillary clinton going back to her roots with a speech before the children's defense fund in washington, d.c. the first speech she has given since concession speech at the new yorker hotel after the crushing defeat by donald trump.
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she did not mention the president-elect by name. it was meant to stay the course in public life. >> i know this isn't easy. i know over the past week people have asked about america whetha the country we thought it was. please listen to me when i say this. america is worth it. our children are worth it. believe in our country. fight for our values and never, ever give him. >> reporter: secretary clinton agreed to make the appearance before the election. the children's defense fund is the first group bill clinton spoke to after he was elected president. christine and george. >> joe, thank you. a group of donald trump supporters calling for a boycott of pepsi products over something that never happened.
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a bogus quote claiming she said trump fans should take their business elsewhere. that is made up. it comes from sights designed to trick people, including truthfeed. it's not true. those sites encouraging people to stop buys pepsi. boycotting a company over something the ceo never said. the pundit claimed pepsi stock plunged 5% because of the fake comment. she congratulated the president-elect on his victory last week. condemned the ugly rhetoric of the campaign. she discussed the election on the impact on her employees. when night and day are night and day and up is not down. when the fake stuff spreads. it's crazy. >> never let the facts get in the way of a good story. you can make it up. >> pepsi drinkers, drink your
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pepsi. >> bad for business and bad for democracy. you have to know the source. still ahead, president obama and angela merkel meet in a matter of hours and surely donald trump will be part of the conversati conversation. we go live to berlin next.
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welcome back to "early start." president obama is meeting with angela merkel. they face many challenges together over the years. global financial crisis and climate change and europe's problems after the financial crisis. the legacy they forged is on the line. let's go live to berlin and bring in atika shubert. good morning, atika. >> reporter: good morning, christine. many ways, president obama as you say, is meeting with his
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closest ally. also the strongest leader in europe, as you point out, to defend that legacy. merkel is the anti-trump. a strong woman leader. in power for more than ten years in germany. one who is pragmatic and cautious and predictable. when she sent out a congratulations message to donald trump, she offered to work with him on the basis of shared values. specifically saying the right to human dignity regardless of religion and place of origin or sexual orientation. this was a carefully worded statement on her behalf. when she meets with president obama today, she will be looking at all of the ways she can try to save the things they worked on together. trade agreements like the tpp, climate change agreements which trump says he wants to throw out, or what to do about nato. president-elect trump says he
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wants the u.s. to take a backseat. what does that mean for germany? all of these will be discussed. it will be a one-on-one meeting today. a dinner later tonight and a mini summit with other eu le leaders. >> a critical time. thank you, atika shubert, in berlin. the house speaker paul ryan is pushes the pause button on the spending bill. he says the country just finished the drain the swamp election. the last thing is a pet project attached to spending proposals. banning the ear marks has been a third rail in congress for years. that measure expected to be taken up next spring. two will lead the parties in senate in the new administration. mitch mcconnell and then chuck schumer.
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schumer appointing bernie sanders, elizabeth warren to help with the disaster election results from last week. 21 men and women, including bruce springsteen and tom hanks will receive the highest civilian honor at the white house next week. the winners of the honor for significant contributions to the national interests of the u.s. or world peace. among others, robert de niro and robert redford. ellen degeneres and vin scully. and bob dylan has decided not to accept his nobel prize in person. he told the committee he feels very honored to win the nobel prize in literature, but has pre-existing commitments. the committee calls it unusual,
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but not unprecedented. if dylan wants to receive the award, he will have to deliver a lecture in stockholm by next june. a special honor for cnn colleague. hines ward has been named as a semifinalist for the pro football hall of fame class of 2017. the former wide receiver played 14 seasons with the pittsburgh steelers and ended his career with 86 touchdowns and 1,000 receptions. he was the super bowl mvp and a five-time pro bowler. the inductees will be announced on the eve of the super bowl. >> now he is an mvp broadcaster. thanks so much. the stock market has been in rally mode since donald trump won the election. another metric, just hit a 13-year high. what it means for your money and what it is next. bud d i ar way better buddies since we started shopping at fingerhut.com. first down! as close as two friends trying to annihilate each other can be.
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welcome back. it is a dire and deadly scene in war-torn aleppo. 87 people, including children, killed. the syrian army launches air strikes for a second day. the bombings hit hospitals, blood bank and targeted schools. activists and medical staff. cnn's jomana karadsheh is following the story in amman, jordan. jomana, thanks for being with us. the syrian government says they are targeting terrorists in the country, but at a hospital and blood bank and school? >> reporter: well, george, after that lull, a pause for three weeks almost in air strikes on eastern aleppo, it seems the nightmare for the people resumed with the heavy bombardment. we have seen according to activists and residents we have
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spoken to in eastern aleppo, they say the helicopters are dropping inn discriminate barrel bombs. as you mentioned, 87 people were killed just in one day, on wednesday, in this renewed bombardment of eastern aleppo and rebel-held parts of the countryside. that included children, too. in one neighborhood, george, the focus of the air strikes was on an area where five medical facilities were located. as you know, these are the last of the medical facilities still operating in eastern aleppo. a children's hospital and blood bank. the syrian government saying this is a preliminary operation. they say there will be a ground push on several fronts to
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tighten the siege. that siege is taking its toll. according to the u.n. and people we have spoken to in eastern aleppo, they rare running out o food. they are not facing only the military campaign, but also facing the real possibility right now of mass starvation. >> jomana, let's talk about the people that are still there. the images are heartbreaking. the people who are there, just a few days ago, many received a text message telling them to leave before the bombardment continued. many are concerned. they don't trust the government to leave. explain that feeling among people who are still trapped in this hell. >> reporter: absolutely, george. on sunday and monday, we spoke to people. residents of eastern aleppo. these are ordinary citizens. people trapped in what has become as the giant kill box.
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we asked them. you received the text message from the regime warning of the military operation. the imminent assault. you want to get out. some people say never before have they thought of leaving their homes, but they have been thinking about it, but they do not trust the regime. it is russian allies. they don't think they will be granted safe passage. >> comjomana karadsheh live in aleppo. thank you. a story that gripped people. a minnesota police officer faces three criminal charges. including manslaughter, for shooting philando castile back in july. no reasonable officer would have used deadly force under these circumstances. you recall the tragic incident unfolded on the internet in the video posted by castile's
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girlfriend. becoming a flashpoint in the national debate of racial profiling and police use of force. we get more from cnn's rosa flores. >> reporter: george and christine. the complaint revealing the final words that philando castile uttered that night. according to the complaint, they were quote i wasn't reaching for it. meaning his gun. the officer jeronimo yanez faces second degree manslaughter and two felony counts of dangerous discharge of a firearm. according to the court records, yanez stopped castile because of a failed tail late alight and h the description of a robbery suspect. according to the complaint, castile told yanez he had a gun. after that, yanez intererupted
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castile several times and then shot his gun seven times. one punctured the driver's seat hitting the backseat next to the little girl. castile's mother is still dealing with the death of her son, but she is pleased with the charges filed. >> i'm just glad that we have come to this chapter and this is the beginning to a different chapter. we all hope and pray that the right thing is done in this issue. >> reporter: officer yanez is expected to turn himself in and he is expected to face a judge on friday. george, christine. 56 minutes past the hour. let's get a check on money stream. stocks holding on to slim gains. a policy move from japan and rising u.s. dollar are pushing markets higher. the seven-day winning streak is
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over. with that dip, the gains over the past week and a half are simply stunning. dow jumped 5.4%. nearly 1,000 points since the election. the big surge last month came as it looked like hillary clinton would win the election. then despite an overnight freakout, the gains rolled on as trump proclaimed victory. some say it has come too far too fast. others are resetting ahead of the trump administration. the u.s. dollar hitting the highest level in years. the fed was prepared to hike rates at the meeting next month. now experts say higher interest rates and more government spending are a great combination for the value of the dollar. the down side is it makes goods more expensive. shares are target are the best performance on the day.
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shoppers want discounts and low prices and the big draw is back to school deals. apple products and kids clothing. target is still struggling with the foray into the grocery market. walmart gave everybody a raise and that helped over the past two arequarters. check out the money stream app. download it now on the app store or google play. >> do you have it? >> i got it. "early start" continues right now. a surprising candidate emerges a a potential trump cabinet pick. she used to be a trump critic. foreign affairs today at the trump tower. for the first time, a world leader meets with the president-elect in person. i know many of you are deeply disappointed by the
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results of the election. i am, too. more than i can ever express. >> hillary clinton gives her first public speech since her concession address last week. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm george howell. it is thursday, november 17th. 5:00 a.m. in the east. donald trump is considering the governor of south carolina for the secretary of state despite the stormy history. that is the word from the transition source. nicki haley is set to meet with trump at the trump tower. she spent the primary season slamming trump and backing marco rubio. that is until trump won the nomination. in the meantime, the transition team is putting new teeth into trump's promise to drain the swamp as the statement goes. announcing overnight that any registered lobbyist would have to unregister before they could be vetted for a senior job. they would be banned from lobbying for five years after
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leaving government service. cnn's sara murray has the latest on the trump transition. >> reporter: good morning, christine and george. donald trump spent wednesday in trump tower taking visits from his top aides and family members. all of that was happening and some top staffers were pushing back on the notion that transition was in disarray. particularly hitting back hard at the idea that jared kushner is shaking up some of the transition staffers and ousting others as a way of getting revenge for the fact that chris christie put his father in jail. in fact, they are saying that trump was taking a look at some of the staffers in the transition. his top aides were and saying these were not the people they wanted running government. they wanted to get the lobbyists out and others, they felt, simply weren't doing their job. they are insistent things are calm and organized and different agencies in washington, d.c. will see landing teams to get the work of the trump administration started in the coming

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