This program is about 1 hour long
(Washington: Jim Sciutto) Obama's publicly blaming Putin for hacking the US election featured; CIA director John Brennan quoted about Russian motives; details given about ongoing hacking. [OBAMA - says the Russians hacked the DNC & John Podesta so I told Putin directly to cut it out.] Today's President-elect Donald Trump Tweet quoted. The CIA anger that the Trump camp denies the CIA/FBI intelligence view about the hacking & says the CIA is politicized discussed.
(Studio: John Berman) Live discussion held with CNN's Angela Rye, former Representative Jack Kingston, "New York Times" Maggie Haberman, Trump supporter Kayleigh McEnany, Van Jones & Politico's Eliana Johnson about Obama's press conference, Russian hacking & its importance. [HABERMAN, KINGSTON, RYE, JONES, McENANY - offer views on Obama saying Putin ordered the hack that sets up a point of conflict between Obama & Trump, who believes this is an effort to delegitimize his election, Trump's narrative about the politics, questions about the legitimacy of the election, what the Republicans & Trump need to say.]
(Studio: John Berman) Live discussion held with former CIA director James Woolsey & former FBI/CIA official Philip Mudd about Podesta, the FBI & hacking. [WOOLSEY - offers views on the FBI handling of the investigations, the Russian penchant for disinformation, the US need for voting machines to be changed, how to stop the Russians by going after their oil.] [MUDD - offers views on what the FBI should have done re: the DNC, which ignored the FBI, on President-elect Donald Trump not accepting intelligence on Russians.]
(Studio: Elise Labbot) The controversy over President-elect Donald Trump choosing David Friedman to be US Ambassador to Israel & what it signals to the region examined; details given about Friedman's positions. [In campaign, TRUMP - says we will send a clear signal about US-Israeli relations.] [Wilson Center's ANALYST- raises Friedman's positions.] [FRIEDMAN - talks about Jerusalem.]
(Studio: John Berman) Live discussion held with CNN's Fareed Zakaria & Hudson Inst.'s Michael Doran about Friedman & the Middle East. [ZAKARIA - offers views on Friedman's policies being different than several past administrations.] [DORAN - offers views on Friedman policy positions: moving the embassy to Jerusalem, the capital, how he will have Trump's ear, the Arab reaction.]
(Atlanta: Drew Griffin) A look at President-elect Donald Trump's business empire & how it got millions in campaign cash with Trump paying campaign funds to Trump businesses presented; financial statistics cited. [Campaign Legal Center Larry NOBLE- says no one has run so much campaign money through their own businesses; suggests possible ethical problems.]