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i'm alex witt alongside louisberg dorff. pressed by reporters trump acknowledged for the first time that it was likely russia that was responsible for hacks during the election while noting it could have been others also. >> as far as hacking, i think it was russia, but i think we also get hacked by other countries and other people and i can say that when we lost 22 million names and everything else that was hacked recently, they didn't make a big deal out of that. that was something that was extraordinary. that was probably china, and i have to say this also. the democratic national committee was totally open to be hacked. they did a very poor job.
they could have had hacking defense, which we had. >> but trump was defiant over the reports compiled by former british spy christopher steele and published by buzz feed. the allegations are lured and thus far unverified. including that russia was potentially collecting information to blackmail him. >> wherever you go, there are probably cameras. in those rooms you have cameras in the strangest places. cameras that are so small with modern technology, you can't see them and you won't know. you better be careful or you'll be watching yourself on nightly television. i was in russia years ago with the miss universe contest which did very well in the moscow area. i told many people be careful because you don't want to see
yourself on television. cameras all over the place. does anyone really believe that story? i'm also very much of a germaphobe by the way. believe me. >> can you stand here today once and for all and say that no one connected to you or your campaign had any contact with russia leading up to or during the presidential campaign and if you do indeed do believe that russia was behind the hacking, what is your message to vladimir putin right now? >> he shouldn't be doing it. he won't be doing it. russia will have much greater respect for our country when i'm leading than when other people have led it. you will see that. russia will have far greater respect for our country when i'm leading it, and i believe, and i hope, maybe it won't happen, it's possible. but i won't be given a little reset button like hillary. press that piece of plastic. the guy looked at her like what is she doing. >> trump did eventually answer no to that question on his way
to the elevator. back to the other man behind all of this, christopher steele. he work as a british spy in the 90s and is said to be well trusted and sourced in the state craft community. opposition research work on trump began in september 2015 with funding from a republican donor seeking opposition research for trump's republican rivals. by early fall, his work had begun making its way to journalists, politicians, british intelligence and the fbi. >> i did what any citizen should do -- >> arizona republican john mccain was handed a copy last year by a source he won't name. >> why do you think they came to you? >> i have no idea. >> do you find the information credible? >> i don't know. that's why i gave it to the fbi. the information, i thought deserved to be delivered to the fbi, the appropriate agency of government. >> according to multiple officials, a two-page summary of the 35-page memo was included
and supporting material prepared for the officials who briefed president-elect trump last friday about a u.s. intelligence report about russia's interference in the u.s. presidential elections. but according to a senior u.s. intelligence official with knowledge, trump was not verbally briefed on that two-page addendum a he said yesterday he learned of the gist of the summary outside that meeting. well, the president-elect also openly wondered whether the documents came to light because of the u.s. intelligence community, saying it would be a shame if they did. >> i want to thank a lot of the news organizations here today because they looked at that nonsense that was released by maybe the intelligence agencies, who knows, but maybe the intelligence agencies, which would be a tremendous blot on their record if they did that. a tremendous blot.
because i -- a thing like that should never have been written, had, or released. i think it was disgraceful that the intelligence agencies allowed any information that turned out to be so false and fake out. i think it's a disgrace, and i say that and i say that and that's something that nazi germany would have done and did do. i think it's a disgrace. that information that was false and fake and never happened got released to the public. >> the director of national intelligence, james clapper, sought to allay his concerns. he said i emphasized that this document is not a u.s. intelligence community product and that i do not believe the leaks came from within the ic. the ic has not made any judgment that the information in this document is reliable, and we did not rely upon it in any way for our conclusions. however, part of our obligation is to ensure that policy makers
are provided with the fullest possible picture of any matters that might affect national security. >> firmings hearings for president-elect trump rex tiller will not go into a next day as expected. it was a rocky day of testimony for the oil executive and trained engineer as nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell reports. >> at times it felt like vladimir putin was in the hot seat, not rex tillerson. >> if putin were to instigate -- >> your relationship with mr. putin. >> what are you going to say to vladimir putin -- >> donald trump's nominee to be a top diplomat, a texas oil man with no experience, and business deals with russia and that friendship award. >> we have to be clear about our
relationship with russia. russia today poses a danger. >> not tough enough for a key republican, marco rubio, who came out swinging, asking about putin's record on syria. >> is he a war criminal? >> imed not use a term. >> his military targeted schools, markets -- >> i would want to have much more information but reaching a conclusion. >> i find it discouraging your inability to cite that which is globally accepted. on putin's human rights record at home. >> do you believe that vladimir putin and his cronies are responsible for ordering the murder of countless dissidents, journalists and political opponents. >> i do not have significant information to make that claim. >> none of this is classified. these people are dead. he did get a boost from a senator icon. former senator, sam nun. >> i think it's an asset.
after yesterday's hearing, foreign relations committee chairman bob corker announced his support for tillerson's nomination. the committee is divided between 11 republicans and 10 democrats. the date of the vote has not been set, alex. all right, louis. james mattis will no longer meet with the house arms services committee today. he was scheduled to talk to members today. he retired from the marine corps in 2013. the democratic ranking member of the committee, adam schiff says mattis was willing to testify but the trump transition team wouldn't allow him to. schiff says he probably would have supported the waiver, but would plan to vote no if they don't hear from the general. a spokeswoman for the transition
team said in a statement that he's following the constitutional process for confirmation. his pick for the head of the veteran affairs in a rare move by keeping a member of the obama administration on board. trump has tapped david shulkin to lead the va. he serveds for under secretary of health at the department. he's also tasked for focus on reducing waiting time for care. he is well-known to us, a man of character, and has been a trusted partner for the iava.
however, his selection is unprecedent unprecedented. our membership overwhelmingly supported the selection of a veteran for this critical leadership position. >> the senate has taken the first step to begin overturning president obama's health care law following a session that wrapped up in the early hours thorngs. just before 1:30 a.m., they approved a budget resolution 51-48 following seven hours of amendment votes. an unlimited number of amendments related to the budget can be voted on with little or no debate. republicans plan to use it to push their repeal of obamacare. they are allowed to pass a vote with 51. democrats will be unable to block the repeal with their 48 total votes in the chamber. donald trump and vice president mike pence were adamant yesterday.
they will vote to repeal and replace obamacare more or less at the same time. >> we're going to be submitting as soon as our secretary is approved, almost simultaneously, shortly thereafter, a plan. it will be repeal and replace. it will be various segments, you understand, but will most likely be on the same day or the same week, but probably the same day, could be the same hour. >> we're working with legislative leaders at this very moment to begin to craft legislation that will repeal the most core rose sieve elements of obamacare, the individual mandate, the taxes, the penalties, but at the same time moving separate legislation that will allow us to introduce the kind of reforms in american health care that will lower the cost of health insurance without growing the size of government. >> that's pulling the rug out from under people. >> well, it's not the
president-elect is making it clear as he said in philadelphia last fall that we're committed to an orderly transition. >> reporting from casey hunt there. turning from politics now, family members of the nine charleston church shooting victims had one last chance to address dylann roof yesterday. he wouldn't look at them. averting his eyes, prompting one victim's knees, to say quote, you are the biggest coward because even today you can't look at us. her faith wouldn't allow her to hate roof even though she wanted to. others were more pointed with one daughter of one victim calling roof satan and telling him to go straight to hell. during the formal sentencing of roof to death yesterday, the judge said this hate, this viciousness, this moral depravity will not go
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yea! what! come on. >> you are welcome. >> that was very cute and it was first lady michelle obama with tonight show host jimmy fallon. they are right -- writing a few thank you notice. let's get the weather now. who are your thank you notes are going to be? >> probably to louis. >> go ahead. do the weather. >> what, what, to louis? the big story is the ice storm that's coming over the next couple days in the middle of the country, now we've included kansas city in the mix of this and st. louis too. here's the set up. right now, we have a lot of warm air. eastern seaboard, you don't need a heavy jacket. go with the light jacket today. rain around indianapolis, cleveland is pouring. the cold air is coming behind it and this is going to stall out. this is where the ice storm is going to set up. it's going to stall around
oklahoma, kansas, missouri, winter storm watches are already issued. this is not a snow event. this is a sleet and freezing rain event starting on thursday night late as we go late tonight into early tomorrow morning and continuing into sunday. we could get power outages out of this. it all depends on how much ice we actually get out of this. here's our ice accumulation map. this is the legend. when you start to talk about a half inch of ice. that's when you start to talk about significant power outages. we don't have that. we have a little patch of that ice here in oklahoma. but we have widespread, 10th of an inch to a quarter of an inch, that's when you can get tree limbs down and power outages. the worst areas will be oklahoma, kansas, missouri and a section here of illinois. chicago, you are on the northern edge of this. you'll get a morning glaze in chicago. here's the impact, 1/4 inch, you get the hazard of roads. slip and falls. when you talk about a of half
inch of ice, you get the treatment limbs -- tree limbs come down. an inch of ice, that's historic. we're not expecting that louis. still high impact for about three days starting tomorrow morning all the way through sunday. >> i'm going to hold you to that thank you note, bill. >> one more story for you here. rex tillerson was questioned on climate change during his confirmation hearing yesterday. the former exxonmobil ceo said that he supports staying in the paris agreement and though the impact of climate change couldn't be predicted in his view, it doesn't mean nothing should be done. but tillerson also said that he was not completely sold on reports of its influence in matters of national security. >> i don't see it as the imminent national security threat that perhaps others do. the facts on the ground are indisputable in terms of what's happening with drought, disease,
insect populations, all the things you cite. the science behind the clear connection is not -- is not conclusive, and there are many reports out there that we are unable yet to connect specific events to climate change alone. >> still ahead, the headquarters for the san diego chargers got egged last night. it was reportedly done by fans. louis will explain all that next in sports. what are you doing? getting your quarter back. fountains don't earn interest, david. you know i work at ally. i was being romantic. you know what i find romantic? a robust annual percentage yield that's what i find romantic. this is literally throwing your money away. i think it's over there. that way? yeah, a little further up. what year was that quarter? what year is that one? '98 that's the one. you got it! nothing stops us from doing right by our customers. ally. do it right. let's get out of that water.
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welcome back. time now for sports where the chargers are expected to officially now their intention to return to los angeles. chargers own dean spanos informed roger goodell that the move will happen. the relocation will end a 55-year stint for the chargers who will play at the stub hub center until the stadium they share with the rams will open in 2018. >> one fan threw eggs at the building. action on ice in a milestone night for the capitals. alex ovechkin became the 84th player in nhl history to tally
1,000 points. he would find the net in the game, helping washington extend their winning streak. let's go to the nba. in philadelphia, last night's match-up between the knicks and 76ers went down to the wire. take a look at this. >> here's rose. back out. corner three. yeah. here comes henderson, five seconds. mcconnell! hits! at the buzzer! >> if you are a knicks fan, you've seep this movie before. the knicks unable to put the final nail in the coffin. turning the ball over, allowing a win. sixers win it. bad blood between the wizards and the celtics boil up.
117-108 celtics win. the two are mobbed by teammates and separated. >> what most impressed me that our director william was at that game last night in philadelphia and he is right behind you now. >> i know. i don't know how he does it. i go to bed at like 6:30. give him credit. still ahead, attorney general nominee jeff sessions gets slammed by fellow lawmakers over his record on civil rights. we're learning new details about the u.s. military and the taliban that reportedly killed a number of civilians. we'll get a live report on that next.
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welcome back, everyone. i'm alex wittt alongside louis burgdorf. another big day of confirmation hearings on capitol hill. at 9:30 this morning, james mattis testifies where the senate's armed services committee. at 10:00 a.m., mike pompeo goes before the committee on intelligence and ben carson testifies before the senate urbana fairs committee. and senate takes a first step toward repealing obamacare early this morning, the senate approved a budget measure that will get the process moving. yesterday, the president-elect said he would submit a plan that
would repeal and replace the law at roughly the same time. a guilty plea from volkswagen this morning. the auto maker has dwraed agreed to pay a $4.3 billion fine that's the largest ever against a u.s. car company. six vw executives also invited, one of them was arrested in miami over the week. the other five are believed to be in germany. let's get back to our top story. donald trump fending off questions of coordination with the russian government. he acknowledged for the first time that russia played a role in interfering in the election. nbc has more. >> at trump tower, a moment months in the making but it wasn't washington front and center. instead, moscow, russia, dominating donald trump's first press conference as president-elect. for the first time acknowledging what intelligence officials believe about foreign interference about our election.
>> i think it was russia. but i think we also get hacked by other countries and people. >> the president-elect apopletic at a memo operating personal, lewd, unverified allegations against him. >> i'm also very much of a germaphobe by the way, believe me. >> a senior intelligence official with knowledge of this document tells nbc news trump was never briefed about it. backing up his argument. >> it's fake news. it's phony stuff. it didn't happen. >> during the campaign, no one on his team had contact with the kremlin buzz his political stance with russia has long been problematic. >> if putin likes donald trump. i consider that an asset not a liability. >> does russia have any leverage over you, financial other otherwise? >> i have no dealings with russia. >> will you release your tax returns to prove what you are saying about no deals in russia?
>> well i'm not showing the tax returns because they are under audit. >> trump did scold putin for trying to meddle in the election. >> he shouldn't be doing it, he won't be doing it. >> his toughest talk saved fosh u.s. intelligence agencies. >> i think it was disgraceful that the intelligence agencies allowed any information that turned out to be so false and fake. >> it's still not clear whether trump trusts the intelligence analysts he's about to lead. kristen welker tried to find out. >> do you trust your u.s. intelligence officials and what do you say to foreign policy experts who say you are actually weakening national security by wam -- waging this war of words against that community? >> intelligence agencies are vital and very, very important. >> confirmation hearings for president-elect trump's choice for secretary of state rexer tillerson will not extend into a second day as expected. that news coming from bob corker's spokesperson. despite a second day of hearings
still on schedule at the u.s. senate's website, as of early this morning. it was a tense day of testimony for the oil executive who worked his way up from engineer as his business relationship with russian president vladimir putin came into the spotlight. >> first, i have never lobbied against sanctions personally. i continue to believe -- >> but the company you directed did. >> to my knowledge, exxonmobil never directly lobbied against sanctions to my knowledge. >> i think you called me during this time that your concern with the sanctions that were in place relative to iran were not that they were put in place, but that the europeans had put them in a way that was different and it caused adverse -- an adverse situation for u.s. business relative to european businesses, is that correct? >> that was with respect to to the sanctions for russia, that's
correct. >> i have four different lobbying reports totaling millions of dollars as required by the lobbying disclosure act that lists exxonmobil's lobbying activities on four specific pieces of legislation authorizing sanctions. my understanding that when you employ lobbyists who submit these forms under the law, you are taking a position, is that not correct? >> if the form clearly indicates whether we were -- i don't know -- i haven't seen the form you are holding in your hand. i don't know whether it indicates were we lobbying for the sanctions or against the sanctions. >> i know you weren't lobbying for the sanctions. exxonmobil posted on twitter, let's be clear, we engage with lawmakers to discuss sanction impacts, not whether or not sanctions should be imposed. tillerson ran into more trouble with the committee, particularly with marco rubio. take a listen.
>> is vladimir putin a war criminal? >> i would not use that term. >> well, let me describe a situation in aleppo and perhaps that will help you reach that conclusion. >> i understand there is a body of record in the public domain. i'm sure there's a body of record in the classified domain and i think in order to deal with a serious question like this -- >> mr. tillerson, the attack on aleppo is if the public domain. it's never acceptable you would agree for a military to specifically target civilians which is what happened there through the russian military and i find it discouraging your inability to cite that which i think is globally accepted. after yesterday's hearing, foreign relations committee chairman bob corker announced his support for tillerson's nomination, but ranking democratic ben cardin of maferled says he has more questions as does marco rubio. >> have you decided how are you going to vote?
did he answer your questions particularly about russia in particular? >> many of his answers are concerning to me, there's a chance to submit some questions in writing, and we'll do as well. i'll go back. i'll consider everything. i'll read through it again and i'll make a decision here very soon. >> are you leaning here one way or another? >> i wouldn't character rise that quite yet. >> you could stall this nomination in committee. are you prepared to be the one republican to vote no? >> well, i'm prepared to do what's right. >> the committee is divided between 11 republicans and 10 democrats. the date of the vote is not set. senator cory booker made history yesterday, became the first senator to testify against another senator. he urged the senate judiciary committee to vote against the nomination of jeff sessions for attorney general, claiming he would damage the progress made on civil rights and stiem my efforts to reform the criminal justice system. >> if confirmed, senator
sessions will be required to pursue justice for women, but his record indicates that he won't. he will be expected to defend the equal rights of gay and lesbian and transgender americans and his record indicates that he won't. he will be expected to defend voting rights but his record indicates that he won't. he will be expected to defend the rights of immigrants and affirm their human dignity but the record indicates that he won't. the next attorney general must bring hope and healing to this country, and this demands a more courageous empathy than senator session's record demonstrations. >> those who are committed to equal justice in our society wonder whether senator sessions calls for law and order will mean today what it meant in alabama when i was coming up. it doesn't matter how senator
sessions may smile, our friendly he may be, how he may speak to you, but we need someone who is going to stand up, speak up, and speak out. we need someone as attorney general who is going to look out for all of us. and not just for some of us. >> the chairman of the congressional black congress also testified against the sessions nomination and objected to having the panel of black witnesses testify last. first, i want to express my concerns about being made to testify at the very end of the witness panels. to have a senator, a house member, and a living civil rights legend testify at the end of all of this is equivalent of being made to go to the back of the bus. now the other three witnesses on the panel defended sessions, including william smith, the first african-american to serve as general counsel to the senate judiciary committee.
>> after 20 years of knowing senator sessions, i have not seen the slightest evidence of racism because it does not exist. i know a racist when i see one and i've seen more than one, but jeff sessions is not one. >> former republican attorney general micah mukasie praised him as modest and dedicated to the rule of law. overseas, a u.s. military investigation that's concluded that 33 civilians were killed during a november fight with the taliban in kunduz afghanistan. american troops were acting in self-defense but the general in charge of forces in afghanistan says regardless i deeply regret the loss of innocent lives. joining us now live from london, nbc news correspondent, lucy cavanaugh. what more can you tell us? >> this was a very controversial incident in afghanistan. this attack took place in early
november. afghan troops were accompanied by members of the u.s. military. they were on a nighttime mission in the northern kunduz province looking for taliban target. their terpts landing in the small village in the dead of night. the u.s. military claims they came under fire. members of the taliban hid among the civilians. they called in backup. they killed two members of the taliban and 33 civilians, many of them women and children, 27 people wounded. this caused massive outrage in the country. the bodies of the dead were dragged toward the local governor's office in a show of rage. the u.s. military acknowledged it made a mistake, but you can acknowledge this isn't the first time we saw this kind of incident. you'll remember the taliban briefly captured kunduz in 2015,
staff and patients were fired upon. more than 60,000 afghans killed in 2016 alone in a resurgence of the taliban. the statement from the u.s. military that we got this morning says their investigation concluded u.s. forces acted in self-defense, but this is a lot of controversy on the ground. >> staggering numbers. a very tragic story. thank you so much. still ahead, president obama has commuted the sentences for a record number of federal prisoners and now there's world that chelsea manning accused of stealing and leaking classified material could be next. that and a check on the weather in a moment.
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everyone is wondering how to dress for work and school today, bill karins. >> that's one way of looking at it. >> what's up? >> a lot of people on the east coast and even new england, you don't need to bundle up the kids and the big heavy jacket. you can put on the spring or fall coat. it is warm. that's one of stories out there. warm air in the east coast. cold front in the oifle dsh ohio valley. a difficult morning rush hour. the forecast today. this is incredible. 65 in washington. 61 in new york. this is about as warm as we get in the peak of the winter season. enjoy this over spring break. it's not going to last as the colder air will move in for the upcoming weekend. we talk about the west. yesterday, portland, oregon, i don't think it to be in a snow
way place but they got crushed. some people did at the zoo. this elephant having a lot of fun in the snow. also, we watched a lot of cars get stranded. >> that's so cute! >> it's cute to the there. oregon doesn't get a lot of snow like that. this is the final storm that's going through california. it just got done raining in san francisco. some of that rain is now moving into central portions of california. more snow in the mountains today. but this storm is not even close to his biggest of the last three we dealt with. total rainfall is only going to be about a half an inch to an inch of rain in the mountainous areas. a little bit of rain. this will be the final one, and here's the great news. we're getting some of the new drought numbers updated. in october, 84% of the state was covered in drought. now we're down to 68%. when we talk about the drought, the category severe, extreme, scepgal, three years ago, almost the entire state was in that
dark red. we've shrunk that area to an area outside of los angeles and fresno. northern california has no douth whatsoever anymore. we have some quickly destruction, we had a lot of rivers and flooding and some homes got caught up. as far as the reservoirs goes and the drought goes, this was a blessing over the last two weeks. does that mean that it's fixed now or are they projecting when the water run-off in spring and everything melts? how does that work? >> they estimate -- they do snowpack surveys where they send teams up into the mountains to get a depth of this these and they do these complex equations. a lot of reservoirs are very healthy right now. there's not over, but they are relieved. >> how about, 61 in new york? i can't break out the shorts, huh, bill? >> yeah, cut-off jeans and tank tops. >> no, no. >> it turns out that the moon is older than scientists believed. a research team from ucla is
reporting that the moon is 4.51 billion years old which is up to 140 millions year older older than scientists thought. this follows analysis of rocks collected by apollo. and we're mark in a moment -- we're back in a moment with much more on the markets. everybody is talking about president obama's big farewell speech last night. the crowd was going wild. there was one person that seemed particularly captivated by him. take a look at this. >> every american whose story is not yet written. yes, we can. ♪ ♪ ♪ i'm going to keep on loving you ♪ ♪ 'cause it's the only thing i want to do ♪ [ cheers and applause ]
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welcome back. president obama may commute the sentences of more prisoners before he leaves office on january 20th. a justice department source told nbc news that chelsea manning, the former intelligence analyst who was sentenced to 35 years in pretty much in 2010 after swiping 700,000 military files and giving them to wikileaks, well, high on the president's list. manning then known as bradley is a transgender woman and has tried to commit suicide twice in the last year and also on a hunger strike in a bid for
gender reassignment surgery. a decision could come as early as wednesday. a new survey of the country's police officers reveals that the mainly of -- majority of those to protect and serve feel their job is more difficult than ever before. that's according to a research center which questioned 8,000 officers. several high profile police involved shootings of black americans over the last several years, 70% say they are colleagues are less willing to stop suspicious people and 90% say they worry more about personal safety. the survey had a sharp divide between the attitudes by race by white and black police officers. 67% of those officers polled say fatal police shooters involving black americans are isolated incidents. let's turn to business where
pharmaceutical stocks took a major hit after president-elect donald trump accused drug companies of getting away with murder. nancy joins us live from london. take us through the market reaction yesterday. >> the president-elect was not mincing words on his view of the drug sector getting away with murder when it comes to the pricing. that was the line from donald trump that sent the sector lower on wall street and overall we're talking with the about the nasdaq biotech. nervousness definitely. it's spreading into the european session this morning. we're looking at weakness in the health care sector right here in europe. overall the sector off some 2%. elsewhere investors are keeping an eye on capitol hill and it's no is he kret -- secret that the secretary of state picks rex tillerson has faced some questions on business dealings
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crack that 1% barrier one day. i think he's a nice guy actually. i've heard he's a nice guy and i've been hearing it. >> i took it with humor. he's right. i never got over 1%. he won. i lost. i want to help him where i can. i look forward to helping him with his agenda where we find common ground and the campaign is over. let's move forward and let's see if we can make america great again. you know, lindsay graham is going to be coming up. more of president-elect trump's cabinet nominees are set to go before congress for confirmation hearings. james mattis, mike pompeo and dr. ben carson. and build up in eastern europe. more than 2,700 military vehicles and pieces of equipment are being zploid -- employed.
-- deployed. they are all part of president obama's effort to reassure hai after dozens of claims emerged the past several months. the day comes a day after the singer left behind assets including $25 million in real estate and 67 gold bars. interesting. that does it for us on this thursday. "morning joe" starts right now. >> thank you, barack, for proving you're not a lame duck. but my very own silver fox. >> yeah. >> thank you, first