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♪ good sunday morning, everybody. the trump transition team kicks into high gear. i'm maria bartiromo. this is "sunday morning futures." once again all eyes on the president-elect donald trump's golf club in new jersey this morning where he will meet with several potential cabinet members. so who is in and who is out? at this hour they will have announcements today. we have a jam packed lineup this morning to talk about what it all means for the president's trump first 100 days and beyond with former house speaker newt gingrich coming up.
former vice president deign quail with us and former d dpan qua -- dan quayle is with us. secretary kathleen sabilius is with me today as we look ahead at "sunday morning futures." >> and as we keep an eye on the comings and goings at the trump national golf club in new jersey this morning, we're also looking ahe ahead to several profile meetings the with. rudy giuliani expected there and kansas secretary of state, kris kobach. let's talk about it all right now with newt gingrich. newt, always a pleasure. >> it's good to be with you this morning. >> so you have already said that you are not intending to join
the trump administration. why have you declined? >> well, i want to be as helpful as i can be and i think the unique value i bring having been speaker of the house, the person who developed go pack into a state legislative program, having helped trump and the presidential campaign, this is the strongest republican party in history. more state legislators than we've ever had, control of the house, senate and i think we need some strategic planning that looks out to 2025 and says over the next eight years how are we going to serve the american people so well at every level that we consolidate this belief that republican government is effective, serves the values of the american people and works. and that's a unique roll, it's one i played a little bit with reagan, played a lot as speaker, i think it gives me an opportunity to try to help the entire party, including
president-elect trump in a way that may be fairly unique. >> so size up what we know so far for us, newt, in terms of these positions and these expectations? jeff sessions as attorney general, chief of staff, reince priebus, give us what the priorities are as you know it in terms of donald trump and where he's moving toward? >> well, first of all, i thought his very first decisions to bring in both steve bannon as a strategist and reince priebus as the guy who runs the day-to-day chief-of-staff operation was a brilliant decision. it come bienz somebody who's problem the most -- did an amazing job, had 705 paid people in the field, provided the grassroots muscle to match. and is really a guy who has a network nationwide that he can use to serve the president.
bannon is a brilliant strategist a very sophisticated guy. deeply underestimated by people like the "the new york times" and bannon i think gives a cutting edge and a sophistication to trump's ability to plan and look ahead. those were great choices. general flynn who's written a book recently that everyone can get and look at has been a very dedicated opponent of islamic spremism he understands the war and all the other groups that are engaged. i think he'll be a very good national security. jeff sessions, who i thought could've done either defense or the attorney general, i personally always thought he ought to go to the attorney general's office. he spent 12 or 13 years working for the justice department, he's been the u.s. department, been the attorney general of alabama, he serves on the judiciary committee and frankly some of the lies that the left is taking, they're just lies. jeff sessions prosecuted the
head of the kkk for murder, got the death penalty and supervising -- he was executed. he brought an $8 million fine against the kkk in alabama which destroyed it, bankrupted it. he has a very good record. he was the opponent to governor george wallace in the hard core -- and it is sad to watch some people on the left to smear him because he's a very honest and very decent human being, deeply committed to the civil rights of every american. >> how much of a challenge will it be to get him through the process that's jeff sessions already the left and the media are really attacking jeff sessions and this pick? >> i think this is a good test of president-elect trump. anybody he picks is going to be controversial on the left, unless he picks people who are totally controversial to his own base. and so i think that he's got to get in the rhythm of getting people through. i think mitch mcconnell can do
it. it'll take some work. i think, frankly, when you recognize there are a lot of democrats, 24 democrats who are up for election in 2018, do they really want to start out as bitter and anti-trumpers, ten of them come from states that president-elect trump carried and i think that this will be a good first test. when you look at the record and you look at the facts, jeff sessions is a very decent, very solid person. there is no excuse, except ideology for opposing him and i don't believe that you're going to get 51 ideological votes in the session. i think he'll be confirmed. >> how tough will it be to reverse what has gone on in the department of justice? i'm going to ask this question to the attorney generals we got coming on later, but the idea that so am of these agencies have been politicalized whether it's the irs targeting conservatives or the department of justice trying to shut down the investigation into the
clinton foundation of the fbi, is that going to be a tough thing to reverse what has happened under erik holder's department of justice? >> extraordinarily difficult unless president-elect trump decides to take a lessen from governor scott walker. he understood he had to get control of the bureaucracy in wisconsin. he set out to do that. the people involved in the unions were bitterly opposed. 100,000 people demonstrated in madison, they occupied the capital for six months. there were death threats against governor walker and his wife but he had the courage to keep going. if we're going to actually change washington, drain the swamp, to use president-elect trump's phrase, he is going to have to have at the very beginning a very strong bill that allows us to fire corrupt, dishonest and some in cases illegal civil servants who are
currently protected by rules that make it virtually impossible for the located official, the american people, to get control of the bureaucracy. >> what are you hearing in terms of the next positions that we're going to hear nominations for? expect more today. what do you think the priority list is? >> look, i don't have any inside knowledge and i think even the people of inside knowledge don't have inside knowledge. the fact is that donald trump is an entrepreneur who has run a $10 billion worldwide system. he is going to make all the key decisions. he is going to think about a lot of them for a long time and when he thinks he's reached a judgment, he'll announce it but he's not going to do so beforehand. i would have been equally pleased had jeff sessions ended up as secretary of dfgs and i thought for a while that's what was going to happen. trump's administration is going to be trump's government. he's going to make the key decisions. he's going to listen to a lot of people, but in the end we'll see
what he decides today about the next couple of appointments. he's certainly interviewing people who are extraordinary. general mattus, one of the pest war fighters in the last 30 or 40 years, the fact that he's being discussed, i think is very heartenning. >> we'll leave it there. always a pleasure, sir. thanks so much. we will see you soon. vice president elect mike pence at the helm of the trump transition team but what will his role be like. former vice president dan quayle will join me live with some insight and some advice -- and follow us on twitter. let us know what you'd like to hear from dan quayle.
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chris christie is. president-elect donald trump welcoming another parade at his golf club. mr. trump and vice president-elect mike pence holding more meetings with potential cabinet candidates. we may hear about new candidates today. right now mr. pennsylvania ce i the trump transition team. my next guest has some idea of what his office will be like. dan quayle, he's former vice president of the united states and like mr. pence from indiana. a pleasure to have you on the program today. thanks for joining us. >> thank you. >> a lot of controversy mike pence being a different vice president than we've seen in joe biden in that he's going to be much more involved, he's going to be really a right hand for donald trump. how do you see it and what do you think the role offers? >> well, the role of the vice president always depends on the
president and mike pence and donald trump are beginning to formulate that role. the pence model i believe will be one that's very involved and it will start off being very involved with the congress because i think in the first 100 days there's going to be serious legislation that's going to be introduced by the new trump administration. mike pence is a former governor, former congressman, he knows capitol hill, he's going to be very immersed in trying to get the legislation through and then he'll transition into, you know, doing a lot of political things and begin to travel around the world. i think the first 100 days he's going to be really focused in washington getting that agenda through. >> it's really to have that connection with congress to ensure that there will be a path to getting things done. >> he knows how to count votes, he knows how to deal with the
leadership. he clearly knows how the house works. he's got a good understanding of the senate. he's got a lot of friends, obviously friends on the republican side but also democrats that admire and respect mike pence. he's done -- he did a great job for the state of indiana as governor, outstanding job in congress, a great choice and his role will be defined as time goes on. having been a vice president, the role is not determined by you, it's really determined by the president. so we'll have to wait and see how that unfolds. >> you mentioned traveling the world, meeting with various people, basically making sure that our partners around the world are on the team. let me ask you about that. you just came back recently from a trip throughout europe and asia. you met with shinzo abe. what are you hearing from the rest of the world about the trump transition? >> i've been in asia, in europe in the last three or four weeks
and some before the election and some after. there's great interest in what donald trump is going to do in foreign affairs. the campaign was mostly focused on the national issues, but there's also a lot of discussion of foreign policy during the campaign. there's interest. and what i try to say, obviously i don't speak for the trump administration, i said, look, we have common values, we have alliances, we have trade agreements, we do have an understanding how the world's going to work. are there going to be changes? of course. are there going to be radical changes? i don't see that. we have common values, democracy, liberty, freedom, free movement of people. these bind us together. now, donald trump and his national security team, they're going to look at this. what is the role of nato? can it be changed or expanded? what is the role in asia?
is he going to continue to pivot to asia as president obama has done? i think that's one thing he'll probably keep because i think china's a rising power and we've got to be able to make sure we have a strong partners in asia beginning with japan and korea where we have alliances. he'll talk about burden sharing. japan and south korea they do a lot. they make a lot of contributions. can they do more? of course they can do more. what about nato. these are the questions that they have and i think it's important to have his secretary of state, whoever that may be, in the first month travel around the world and have this discussion with our allies and reassure them that we have common values and we will continue in that course. >> who would you like to see at secretary of state? >> that's not for me to decide. that's for donald trump and i'm sure he'll pick a good person. >> what would be your advice at this point regardless of the roles we're talking about, what would be your advice for mike
pence? >> hunker down, focus on the transition, get the best people involved and then you've got to develop the agenda which that will be done with the trump administration and then i think the first 100 days is going to be so important to set the tone for the trump administration. they've got a lot of bold ideas, they got a lot of change they want to make and there's going to be a lot of resistance in washington. this was a change election. things are going to change. and also, you got to realize this, and i know mike does, you have a real short window to get a lot of things accomplished and that short window is -- it's important the first 100 days it's to july, until mid-july, until they take that august break, that's where you're going to get the majority of your work done and the majority of your legislation passed so that should be the priority. 1,000%, put the pedal to the metal, have at it. >> all right. we will leave it there.
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reince priebus as chief-of-staff. here now with a great prospective is bill daly, form rr chief-of-staff under president obama. bill, great to see you. >> so what do you think of the reince priebus appointment. >> i thought it was very wise for selection. he's known in washington. he navigated during the primary season as chairman of the rnc, a very difficult situation and ended up in the end being the one who stopped the anti-trump movement and helped mr. trump during those -- during the general election and having a real field operation through the republican party. the trump campaign didn't seem to have that. the republican national committee had that. i think it made a difference for the president-elect. >> so walk through the chief-of-staff's role and what reince priebus will be doing? take us behind the curtain in terms of how important that role is? >> it really depends -- i hate to -- but it really is a reaction what the president wants. each president's different in how they deal with their
chief-of-staff. in theory the chief-of-staff is supposed to be the point person within the white house for the president in not only managing the white house staff but as all of the departments and agencies come to the white house through different mechanism to through through that office. obviously, on the major isss that the president deals with, the chief-of-staff is intimately involved. i remember during the period i was there, during the osama bin laden other than the national security and intelligence people, i think i was the only person in every meeting with the president around osama bin laden raid through the raid. so there's a role to be played but it all depends on what the president wants that role to be, when president-elect trump announced reince priebus and bannon he said they were coequals. what does that mean? how does that work? president reagan had three chief-of-staff. that changed over time because meese went on to be attorney general, baker became a strong chief-of-staff.
but it really is reflective of the president. is he going to put a lot of power into the chief-of-staff and designate that person to be his eyes and ears and spokesperson in many ways, so it remains to be seen really how that works. >> we know that like the chief-of-staff, the national security advisor, michael flynn, who is offered that role, is not needed for senate confirmation, but for attorney general, jeff sessions, for cia director, mike pompeo that requires senate confirmation. >> big difference. the president can put whoever he wants in the white house and there's no review. those that go for nomination to the senate, and part of the problem right now for the president-elect's team is you've got to really vet these people because once you nominate somebody, then you're out in the
public with him or her and you have to defend that person. and they go through what can be a very difficult cycle through the nomination and approval process by the senate. there are generally one nominee for a cabinet spot who gets caught in the buzz saw and ends up being the target that the antiforces go after and stop. it remains to be seen who that may be in president-elect's capnet. >> any surprises from your standpoint? were you surprise there was an outreach to mitt romney. >> that was surprising. it remains to be seen whether he gets something or whether it's just an outreach, which is positive obviously. i think the president-elect trying to send a message that bygones be bygones. i think it's the flip side of sort of look like retribution on christie and his allies so there's a reaching out and a stomping on somebody.
so i was surprised by it. romney was so, so tough on a personal sense on the president-elect. >> he really was. that's why supporters, trump supporters are questioning what is he doing. >> this is the balance. he's got to get his supporters or his base, whatever that may be, satisfied. i think bannon addresses that to some degree. and then balance all these forces. he ran, as you know, to get the republican as much as he ran against the democratic party and they are in control of the house and senate and he's got to negotiate with him. do they view him as we'll pass what we want and then he'll sign it because he's the republican or is the president-elect going to say to them, no, no, no. it's my ideas that you'll follow, not yours, like on trade and other economic issues as you said paul ryan is closely aligned on the economic side with president-elect trump. we'll see whether the senate is. >> real quick on mike pence. he's going to be very active
like a dick cheney. >> i think if mike pence understands washington which president-elect donald trump doesn't yet and i think that's a major -- i think he will be a very powerful vice president, and i think that's a good thing for the president-elect and a good thing for the country. >> good to see you. >> you're welcome. top democrats are expressing concern about senator's jeff sessions nomination. two men that have served in the position themselves we'll weigh in on mr. trump's choice coming up next as we look ahead on "sunday morning futures."
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remarks. with me now judge michael mukasey and ash kroft both serving. >> good morning to you. >> great to have such an este esteemed grouped here, your honors. let me ask you about these attacks. there's a piece from general general jeff sessions is demes nightmare. what is your take, judge in terms of what the left and the media are doing in terms of attacking jeff sessions right now. >> i think they're in the business of conjuring up nightmares and this is part of an effort to delegitimized president-elect's trump administration and they picked jeff sessions as the first target. to the left it's -- he's from the south, from alabama. in fact, when he was coming up politically, he campaigned against george wallace as a
young alabama republican. so these attacks are totally unjustified. >> will they impact is confirmation hearings? >> i think they will impact them in the sense you will hear about them but i think he'll be confirmed and to the discredit of anybody who joins in that sort of thing. >> what do you think? how do you see it? >> well, this is sort of the equivalent of a political drive by assassination attempt. it has to be that -- it has to be done from a speeding vehicle. these are false accusations. they were false 30 years ago. i've personally known jeff for over two decades, worked with them in the united states senate, i campaigned for him when he was attorney general of alabama. i have no doubt whatsoever that his fundamental awareness of
america is that we all stand equally before the law and he is for equity and fairness for every american and if you look behind all the rhetoric of 30 years ago, it was simply false. it was misstatement. it was things that were suggested when he prosecuted individuals who were african-americans. those were for kriechlz against african-americans, the high profile cases. when he investigated voter fraud, it was at the ins ta gas station of county executive who was an african-american person and the grand jury chairman or foreman that prompted these investigations was an african-american person and the people who complained that their votes had been changed, they were african-americans. he was enforcing the rights of the african-american community. he was sustaining their liberty. jeff sessions is a solid individual who believes in the
equity of every american standing equally in dignity before the law. >> and he's also one of the most esteemed if not the most informed individuals on immigration policy. and he's written so much about it in the senate. i want to ask you about that, because apparently there are so many laws on the books that were passed by by partisan majorities in congress that the president just stopped enforcing provisions of the law, that he did not like. laws providing for the deportation of people who entered the u.s. illegally for the people who entered the u.s. illegally and later committed crimes. why haven't these laws been followed? >> i think there's been a policy by the current administration to relax enforcement of immigration laws and that played a large part in the campaign that resulted in the election of president-elect trump. i think that -- somebody's got to study there's more than 75 separate practices and
regulations and procedures that could be changed by the incoming administration without the need for legislation that would result in toughenning up immigration reform. they can enforce bans on employers employeeing undocumented aliens. they can start enforcing the laws provided for deportation of people who commit crimes. the administration currently has a standard in which you virtually have to committee a mass murder in order to get deported. >> which brings me to a broader issue, why these laws have not been followed and also how tough will it be to reverse the politicalizing that we've seen in so many of these government agencies whether it be the targeting of conservatives of the irs or the department of justice trying to stop an investigation by the fbi of the clinton foundation. talk to us about obama and erik holder's department of justice and how do reverse what has gone
on in these last several years? >> from my perspective one of the tragedies of the last several years is the devaluation in the rule of law and the president has really set the tone here. when he disagreed with his own policy on obamacare, he didn't go back to the congress to get the law changed. he just by executive order ordered the change in the way the law was to be administered and handled. when he damaged with the immigration policy, he decided that he would change the law by telling people not to enforce it and mike's very generous in saying that there's been a relaxation in enforcement. there's been an order against enforcing certain elements of the immigration law and whenever we kate that we are going to repud yacht the law, we're not going to enforce it and we do it unilaterally at the presidential level it's a serious devaluation of the whole principal. i believed a number of good, well meaning individuals in the
justice department, i can't speak for other departments, but i think it would be the same in other places will welcome the idea that they have a chance to actually enforce the law in the way that they took an oath to enforce it when they took public office. so i believe there will be -- perhaps not a standing ovation but there will be a substantial welcome in the number of departments of people who feel an obligation to leave up to their oath of office and believe that they want to rule -- live by the rule of law rather than by the arbitrary suspension of the rule or so-called relaxation of the rule by the chief executive. >> which is why i asked, how tough will it be to reverse the mentality in the department of justice? >> my view is that there will be a significant welcome, they'll be a welcome in the fbi for aggressive prosecutions for those who violate the law, they'll be a welcome for people
in the justice department for prosecuting violators. there's a shared responsibility. when i first became attorney general, the immigration and naturalization service as it was then called was in the justice department but it will fay cooperation from individuals in the department of homeland security. i'm sure there's significant awareness in those departments. as a matter of fact, most of the agents and organizations of those departments were very eager for the trump campaign to succeed. >> so they want to get back to honesty and protecting the law. real quick. i know the investigations into the clinton foundation are continuing. and will continue as president-elect becomes president trump. do you think president obama should pardon hillary clinton? what do you think about where these investigations go and what about the president's pardoning her? michael mukasey first. >> i think that would be a bad idea. i think there ought to be a top to bottom review of what happened there both with respect to the e-mails and with respect to the foundation and with
respect to the investigation. there ought to be be a complete review. they can then decide whether prosecution is warranted or not but there needs to be a full accounting first. >> what do you think? >> well, first of all, these are very different situations and the e-mail situation has at least facially been investigated thoroughly, the fbi director comey has indicated that he has had a strong and significant look at that and he came to a conclusion, but what i understand are ongoing investigations of a variety of other issues by as many as four or five u.s. attorneys related to the clinton foundation, i think those obviously deserve continuity and the american people expect thorough investigation and then the kind of assessment that michael
mukasey has indicated it appropriate and we have to learn to call a crime a crime and if there has been a crime, we'll have to decide is this the kind of thing that really merits prosecution. >> incredible insight from you both. thank you so much. we'll see you soon. will that happen to obamacare in the new year. we'll talk with two former secret ♪
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obamacare. i had a pretty fies ty conversation last week about the merits and upsets over obamacare. let me ask you about the expense of it first. because we know that the prices of premiums are going up in 2017. what is wrong with obamacare and how would you change it? >> well, i don't think there's any question, everybody, whether they're buying insurance through the marketplace or looking at their employer coverage would like costs to come down and i think there has been some progress in overall health spending in america, lowest inflationary increases we've ever seen in this country, been tracking year and year out but costs need to come down. some of that is about competition. we need more competition in the marketplaces. some of it is that there are individuals who don't have an employer paying a share of their coverage and so they're paying 100%. they don't qualify for subsidies
and they find insurance very expensive. i think there are a variety of fixes but to me the worst is just to again leave people on their own trying to fight with insurance companies who want to medically underwrite folks in the individual market and can raise prices or lock people out any way they want. >> governor, how do you see it? >> i think very clear that there is a widely held aspiration for all americans to have health insurance but the affordable care act turns out to be more government than p terms of their healthcare. it's also more money than the country can afford to spend and frankly there are some system needs that need to be changed. and i think the republicans have made it very clear for three election cycles in a row that they want significant changes to be made and i think it's clear from the outcome of this election that the people want that as well. >> partly because of what
secretary sebelius just said. if you can keep your doctor, if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor, that wasn't true. that didn't turn out to be true and then you've got all of these hikes in premiums. so can you change the law but leave the things that are working? >> i would just say -- sorry. >> mike, go ahead. >> the republicans have made very clear that they intend to repeal and replace the affordable care act. now what the definition of repeal and the definition of replace will be something that comes out through the course of the legislative process but i have no doubt that there will be substantial changes and there will be some things as the president-elect made clear that will remain that would have been done by republicans if it had been a bipartisan bill in the first place.
>> secretary sebelius. >> i think that we haven't seen in the six and a half years since the president signed the law any realistic replacement and i think that's where the details will be. i totally agree with mike that most americans feel everyone should have healthcare, most american feel costs are too high and i'm eager to see what is the proposal to make sure that 20 million people who now have insurance coverage don't lose it once again, that we have providers able to be paid for the services they're delivering, that people have access to preventative care and if there are better alternatives to do that as president obama has said year in and year out, come forward but just to lock people out of coverage or put everyone who might have a preexisting condition, which is about a third of the country in some sort of high risk pool, i don't
think is a viable alternative. i'm eegtor see what is going to happen. everyone should have healthcare at the most affordable place possible, that's a great place to start. >> this is the starting conversation that's for suresur. but there will be more. i hope you'll join me again, both of you, to talk more about this. it's a really important subject and it's been a real value to have you both here this mornin thank you so much. kathleen seb ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ how else do you think he gets around so fast? take the reins this holiday and get the mercedes-benz you've always wanted during the winter event. now lease the 2017 gle350 for $579 a month at your local mercedes-benz dealer.
joining me, congressman luke messer. thanks for being here. >> thank you for having me on. >> talk to me about how easy it will be to get legislation through with the new team in place. >> mike pence came in and obviously he's a great bridge to our house republican conference. he's considered a person of integrity, great knowledge of the issues and most importantly, people just like mike pence, and mike pence is the kind of person that likes them back. so i think that bridge will be great for this president. >> so what do you think should be the priorities? what are you looking forward to in terms of voting for -- in terms of the priorities once 2017 kicks off and the new president is in place? >> well donald trump is a man of action. we've already gotten the instructions that we better buckle our seatbelts and get ready for action. i think the road map will be donald trump's promises on the campaign trail. you'll see us repeal obamacare,
develop a rebust infrastructure plan and the tax code and trying to shrink the size of government. but i think donald trump is going to start with the projections that he made on the campaign trail. >> already though you've got attacks coming from the left about, for example, jeff sessions and his background and whether or not that's appropriate for the attorney general. so how tough will these confirmation hearings be? >> they'll be tough but i think the beginning announcements from the trump administration should make every american feel good. we've got strong and capable people coming forward. jeff sessions has a remarkable background as an attorney before he came to washington. i suspect he'll get a fair shake in the senate and when he gets that shake i believe he'll be confirmed. and then we'll move on to the other appointments that obviously will come with any transition into a new government. >> what do you want to see out of donald trump and mike pence? >> we need to deliver on those promises but most importantly we've got to restore the american people's trust in the system. we can survive policy mistakes as a nation but we can't survive
a loss of trust and faith in the system. i think the american people spoke loudly on election day. they want their government to work and we need to deliver that for them. >> and knowing that the republicans are in the majority in both houses, the house and senate, do you think it will be easy to get things through the congress and passed or do you think we will see challenge on some of his proposals? >> maria, nothing is going to be easy. we're going to have to roll up our sleeves and get to work on the details. ultimately though i believe in the american people, and the american people want change. that's what they voted for on election night. they want a washington that works. and i think frankly, anybody that stands in the way of common sense proposals on infrastructure, securing our border and the like is going to have a hard time defeating them. it won't be easy but i think we'll get it done. >> congressman, great to see you today. thanks so much for joining us. >> thanks, maria. >> congressman luke messer there. that will do it for us on sunday morning futures. thank you so much for joining
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good evening everybody, the left wing national media is not continuing its anti-trump poster that many even republicans thought would subside following the election. now eight days out from the election, it is clear indeed that left wing media means to persist their attack on mr. trump despite the fact that he's president-elect trump and the national media has a higher duty that one would