tv Early Start with Christine Romans and Dave Briggs CNN December 19, 2018 2:00am-3:00am PST
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them far more access to your data than it disclosed. and an amazing rescue for the ages caught on video in texas. two deputies rescue a man from a burning car. it is an extraordinary news wednesday. we've got the michael flynn sentencing delayed. we've got criminal justice reform in the trump administration also shuttered. big news. welcome back to "early start." i'm dave briggs. >> good morning, i'm alison kosik. wednesday, december 19th. 5:00 a.m. in the east. and new this morning, "the new york times" reporting that hackers infiltrated the european union's diplomatic network monitoring this communications -- monitoring its communications for years. the messages were discovered by the cybersecurity firm area one. and they expose the biggest, most serious concerns of countries around the world. so what's in them, and who broke into the eu's diplomatic system? samuel burke live for us in london. there is the closest thing to being a fly on the twul
conversations from some world -- the wall to conversations from some world leaders. >> reporter: exactly. arguably president trump has a different style interacting with his colleagues all around the world, different from any other president in the history of the united states. what do people really think, diplomats or other world leaders, when they walk away from some of these incredible interactions with president trump? let's put up on the screen some of the most sensitive topics that we see starting with probably the most important to all of us, trump's negotiations with china. president xi quoted as saying "working with trump feels like a no-rules freestyle boxing match." he goes on to say in these cables that beijing will not be bullied. that's the word used, even if it means a trade war hurts everybody. now when it comes to relations with russia, these diplomatic cables say that a meeting between trump and a president in finland in july was successful for president putin. not necessarily for president trump. when it comes to crimea,ing
ourably another very important -- arguably another very important part when it comes to russia elections, they say, most alarming, crimea is a hot zone where nuclear warheads might have already been deployed. and even though the u.s. has pulled out of the iran deal, cables show european diplomats requesting finance for exports to iran to entice the country to continue complying with the 2015 agreement. i think at the end of the day, what you get from the cables is that they see the negative attitude, they call it, from trump to the united states, to the european union, rather, has created what they call a lot of insecurity. >> yeah. very eye opening. walk me through how this hack is similar or different from the wikileaks hack that happened in 2016. i'm talking about the hack of the dnc. >> reporter: of course. i think on the surface it might feel like wikileaks, especially in the scope. but cybersecurity firm area one says these emails were accessed using techniques resembling those long used by an elite union of the china people's
liberation army. it was just a simple fishing campaign aimed at diplomats in cypress of all places. that small island. fishing is just a very simple -- phishing is just a very simple message, you go to a website and think you're logging into your system. in reality, you're giving hackers your name and password so they can access these systems. unlike wikileaks, those were high-level cables, these are low-level classified documents, sensitive, and they were never published, at least not by the people who hacked them. important to note that china's ministry of foreign affairs says "the new york times" report is suspicious, groundless, and extremely irresponsible. they point out that chinese companies are often hacked. that's true, as well as u.s. companies and governments, as well. >> you know, hearing president xi describe president trump's style as a no-rules freestyle boxing match really makes you wonder how these trade negotiations are going. samuel burke, thank you very much. >> indeed. another black eye for
facebook this morning. the nightmares reports the social network gave major tech companies much more access to people's data than it originally disclosed. the company was already reeling from a series of privacy scandals. now hundreds of documents obtained by the "times" detail among other things how facebook allowed microsoft's bing search engine to see the names of virtually all facebook friends' users -- users' friends. it gave netflix and spotify the ability to read users' private messages. >> facebook allowed amazon to obtain users' names and contact information through their friends and let yahoo! view friends' posts as recently as this summer. some of those companies offering varying levels of denials overnight. in total, more than 150 companies benefited from the deals. facebook's director of public policy says none of the partnerships violated users' privacy. he says most of the partnerships did not require users' consent because facebook considered the partners extensions of itself.
senate republicans drafting a stopgap spending bill to head off a partial government shutdown. the measure would fund about a quarter of the federal government until february. some republicans still want to negotiate a broader budget deal. meanwhile, the white house appears to be backing off the president's demand for $5 billion to fund a border wall. >> republicans yesterday proposed $1.6 billion for border fencing with an extra billion for the president's immigration priorities. democrats rejected that. still, majority leader mitch mcconnell says he is sure there will not be a shutdown. right now the best way what the president supports to, what else, watch his twitter feed. more from kaitlan collins at the white house. >> reporter: well, the white house seems to be signaling that president trump may be backing off that demand for funding for his border wall, easing fears in washington that there is going to be a partial government shutdown on friday. now trump hasn't gone as far as white house officials have telling reporters only we'll see
if there's going to be a shutdown. but aides like the press secretary white house press secretary sarah sanders seem to be -- but aides like the press secretary sarah sanders seem to be indicating there will be a compromise and the government will not shut down on friday. during a briefing, sanders was trying to explain how they could get the border wall built and funded without taxpayers having to pay for it, though her reasoning seemed to raise a few eyebrows. >> we're not asking american taxpayers for that. we are looking at existing funding through other agencies now that we can draw on to do that immediately. the president's been clear -- the president has been clear that the usmca deal would provide additional revenue through that deal that would show that mexico is paying for the wall. >> reporter: sanders making the argument that they could use funding from agencies, though that funding that agencies have is taxpayer money. so the white house seems to be struggling to say that the american taxpayer is not going to be paying for this wall. and instead, mexico is going to be paying for it as president
trump argued multiple times while on the campaign trail. dave and alison? >> kaitlan collins at the white house. thanks. blunt and forceful words in court for michael flynn. quote, i am not hiding my disgust. that's what the judge said before delaying sentencing for michael flynn lying to the fbi. at sullivan's urging, the former national security adviser asked to postpone, flynn wants more time to cooperate with investigators. >> special counsel robert mueller's team suggested little to no prison time for flynn, but sullivan's frustration, it was evident in that courtroom. his voice growing harsh as he vilified flynn. the judge ordered flynn to stay within 50 miles of washington and surrender his passport in january. cnn has obtained a document showing president trump sign aid letter of intonight move forward with -- intent to move forward with negotiations to build a trump tower in moscow of the letter is dated october 28th,
2015, and bears the president's signature. asked on sunday about the letter, mr. trump's lawyer, rudy giuliani, incorrectly told our dana bash it had not been signed. he has yet to explain that discrepancy. then-candidate trump never told the public during the 2016 campaign that his company explored the deal. his company would have received a $4 million up-front fee and a percentage of the sales. criminal justice reform close to becoming reality. the senate overwhelmingly passed a bill that eases sentences for nonviolent offenders hoping to reduce recidivism and the federal prison population. all the senators opposed were republicans who feel the reforms go too far and could allow dangerous criminals back into society. the house likely to take up the bill today and approve it, sending the bill to the president who's also expressed support. we are just hours away from a major decision from the federal reserve on interest rates. the dow closed 83 points higher on tuesday. but an early rally mostly
fizzled. the index had been up as much as 335 points. the s&p 500 was pretty much flat, while the nasdaq gained a fraction. both the dow and the s&p 500, they remain on track for their worst december since the great depression. the bear market and oil, that keeps getting worse amid worries about global growth and a supply glut. u.s. oil prices, they plummeted 7% to $46 a barrel. that's the lowest close for oil since august of 2017. today is an important day for wall street and the federal reserve. the fed is widely expected to raise interest rates for a fourth time this year. investors are really going to be listening closely to what happens after the decision made. they'll be listening to jay powell to hear the strategy for the fed moving forward for 2019. keep in mind president trump has repeatedly attacked the fed chair, powell, and blames rate hikes for some of the markets' recent drops. president trump's personal charitable foundation is folding up amid a lawsuit over its
finances. the new york attorney general's suit claims the president and his three eldest children abused the foundation's tax-exempt status and violated campaign finance laws by coordinating with the 2016 campaign. the suit alleges the foundation would use, quote, as little more than a checkbook to serve mr. trump's business and political interests. the agreement to dissolve allows the a.g.'s office to review the recipients of the charities' assets. the largest donation, a $264,000 gift to the central park conservancy in 1989. even that appeared to benefit mr. trump's personal business. it paid to restore a foundation, a fountain, rather, outside trump's plaza hotel. an attorney for the charity called the a.g.'s statement misleading saying the foundation had been trying to dissolve since trump's election but was blocked by the a.g. the largest donors to the foundation, the mcmahon ts, sma business administrator for the trump administration. there's a lot that does not look
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the social network struck deals with over 150 companies giving them far more access to your data than it disclosed. and an amazing rescue for the ages caught on video in texas. two deputies rescue a man from a burning car. we'll have that. good morning, and welcome to "early start." i'm alison kosik. >> i'm dave briggs. good morning. 5:31 on a wednesday. new this morning, "the new york times" reporting that hackers infiltrated the european union's diplomatic network, monitoring communications for years, downloading thousands of cables. the messages were discovered by the cybersecurity firm area one. cnn has not reviewed the documents yet but expose the most serious concerns of countries around the world. so what's in them, and who broke into the eu's diplomatic system? samuel burke live for us in london this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. certainly president trump would be among the first to recognize that he has a very different style from any of his predecessors when interacting
with foreign dignitaries. these cables give an insight into what the diplomats and other heads of state fwheeel wh they walk away from the meetings. let me put up the most sensitive topics we see in the cables. trump's negotiations with china. president xi quoted as saying working with trump feels like a, quote, no-rules, freestyle boxing match. more importantly, xi reported as saying that beijing will not submit to the bullying, he called it, by the united states, even if a trade war hurts everybody. now when it comes to relations with russia, european diplomats described that meeting between trump and president putin in finland in july as successful. at least for putin, not necessarily for trump and the united states. the united states perhaps most worrying when it comes to russia -- one of the cables says crimea, they describe it as a, quote, hot zone where nuclear warheads might have already been deployed. and even though the u.s. has pulled out of the ran deal, cables show european diplomats
requesting to finance exports to iran to entice that country to continue complying with the 2015 agreement. now i think you could summarize a lot of the european union's attitude as feeling that trump is very negative toward them, and so they say they feel a lot of, quote, insecurity as a result of that. now of course, you want to know who's behind this, and doesn't it feel a lot like wikileaks. well, in the scope it does, maybe on the surface. but let me put up this. cybersecurity firm area one, which discovered the emails, says they were accessed using techniques resembling those often used by an elite unit of the china's people's liberation army. but it was just as simple phishing campaign aimed at diplomats in of all places cypress, phishing is when somebody sends an e-mail, you click the link, enter your user name and password, thinking it's your own company or system, it turns out it somebody else's and now they have your information. unlike wikileaks' high-level cables, these were cloudy-level
classified documents -- low-level classified documents. important to point out china's ministry of foreign affairs says "the new york times" report is suspicious, groundless, and extremely irresponsible. but of course it is cyber espionage and part that has the trade war going at full blast. >> another reminder, individuals, companies, countries, even the use vulnerable to hacks. samuel burke live for us in london. thank you. another black eye for facebook. this one's a biggie. "the new york times" reports the social network gave major tech companies much more access to people's data than it originally disclosed. the company was already reeling from a series of privacy scandals, and now hundreds of documents obtained by the "times" detail amopg other things how facebook allow -- among other things how facebook allowed bing to see the names of virtually all of facebook users' friends. facebook also gave netflix and spotify the ability to read users' private messages. >> facebook allowed amazon to obtain users' names and contact
information through their friends and let yahoo! view friends' posts as recently as this summer. some companies offering varying levels of denials overnight. in total, more than 150 companies benefited from the deals. facebook's director of public policy says none of the partnerships violated users' privacy. he says most of the partnerships did not require users' consent because facebook considered the partners extensions of itself. senate republicans are drafting a stopgap spending bill to head off a partial government shutdown. the measure would fund about a quarter of the federal government until february. but some republicans still want to negotiate a broader budget deal. meantime, the white house appears to be backing off the president's demand for $5 billion to fund a border wall. >> republicans yesterday proposed $1.6 billion for border fencing with an extra $1 billion for the president's immigration
priorities. democrats rejected that. majority leader mitch mcconnell says he is sure there will not be a shutdown. best way to know what the president wants is to, of course, watch his twitter feed. blunt and forceful words in court for michael flynn. "i am not hiding my gust." that's what federal judge emmett sullivan said before he delayed sentencing michael flynn for lying to the fbi. at sullivan's urging, the former national security adviser asked to postpone. he wants more time to cooperate with federal investigators. >> special counsel robert mueller's team suggested little to no prison time for flynn. but sullivan's frustration was dech evident. his voice growing harsh, ordering flynn to stay within 50 miles of washington and surrender his passport in january. let's talk about this with digital politics director zachary wolf. >> good to see you. >> let's work backward and start with the imminent government shutdown. i'm a betting man. who are the odds on the shutdown
as the president leaves town, and are we talking about a semantic debate? the president tweeting yesterday we're talking about ativitically designed steel -- artistically designed steel flats. not a concrete border wall. is this about semantics? >> it could be about semantics. i think ultimate three's about how many billions they can get to say that they're building this border wall. could be a fence, whatever it is they're building. trump wants to call it a wall. maybe we'll do that. i don't know. he wants something in the neighborhood of $5 billion. senate republicans think maybe we can make it $1 billion. democrats seem to want nothing now. this is not going to be the end of this issue, whatever the end game is this year or next month, it's a thing where the democrats get control of the house and get
going fighting with each other. this is sparring before the main event. >> no shutdown, you say? >> no. i wanted to say i am not a betting man in the trump era. i left that part of my life behind me, as most people should, in washington today. yeah. it doesn't seem like we're headed that direction. but until donald trump signs something, i'm not going to assume that anything is going to happen. >> you got me. i'm going to swear off betting in this administration, as well. good advice. >> let's switch gears to michael flynn. the judge delaying his sentencing yesterday in this twist that no one expected. i found it interesting that the judge said the pause is begin to give flynn more time to cooperate. does this mean that flynn has an even bigger card to hand over? what is this more time to cooperate, what does it mean? translate for me. >> i not the question of what michael flynn has given robert mueller is at the heart of everything that should be keeping donald trump up at
night. kind of the good energy donald trump has been sending toward flynn suggesting that he's been tricked and all of these things -- >> not calling him a rat -- >> not calling him a rat. even though he met with mueller 19 times since his guilty plea. his cooperation is something that i think we'll have to see what happens when mueller plays his cards. it's kind of the unwritten this is what everyone is waiting to see. and the judge apparently just like rest of us is excited to see how this plays out. >> the judge did make a few mistakes yesterday which was surprising to not have a certain owning of the facts there, that he was not lobbying on behalf of a foreign government while national security adviser. the judge had to walk back some of those things. but the white house not walking back their support for michael flynn, nor of the notion that flynn was somehow tricked or sabotaged by the fbi. here's sarah sanders yesterday
on that -- >> falcon said that he knew it was illegal to lie to the fbi, and he was ready to accept responsibilities. this is all before agreeing to a delay in sentencing. given that, are you in a position or would you like to revisit your comments earlier today that the fbi ambushed flynn? >> no. we still firmly believe -- we don't have any reason to want to walk that back. >> why does the white house continue to stand by michael flynn? any theories on that? and is she any different now than rudy giuliani at this point? >> no. i think they're both sticking up for their boss. and you know, i'm not sure -- it's a hard job, i think, defending him. and you know, i don't know. it -- that's a difficult one. >> sure. but truth is not that hard. the job is certainly hard. but it's interesting whether or not she's speaking on behalf of the united states government, the white house, or just defending to your point her
boss. what is the theory, why they deliver, michael cohen from michael flynn? >> well, michael cohen has obviously come out and very publicly essentially turned on the president. michael flynn may be, you know, when he's meeting with mueller, is he still trying to defend his boss? i think that's an open question. is there the possibility of a pardon for him if he doesn't, you know, flip too far? it all depends on what flynn has said. something in there seems to lead the white house and president trump to think he's somebody they want to keep on his side. >> hard to forget the words, arguably you sold your country out. coming from a judge to a former national security adviser. >> shaming him in court. >> thank you very much. >> appreciate it. criminal justice reform close to becoming reality. the senate overwhelmingly passed a bill that eases sentences for nonviolent offenders hoping to reduce residdism and the federal -- recidivism and the federal prison population. all the senators opposed were
republicans who feel the reforms go too far and could allow dangerous criminals back into society. the house is likely to take up that bill today and approve it, sending the bill to the president who's also expressed support. remember when president trump said this -- >> it's going to be a tax reduction of 10% for the middle class. business will not enter into it. and this will be on top of the tax reduction that the middle class has already gotten. and we're putting in a resolution probably this week, i think you folks know about it, and kevin brady's been working on it really hard for a couple of months. >> now the trump administration is actually backing off the president's promise of 10% tax cut for the middle class. in an interview with bloomberg, steve mnuchin wouldn't comment on the idea that president trump floated before the midterms. he said, "i'm not going to comment on whether it is a real thing or not a real thing. i'm saying for the moment, we
have other things we're focused on." try telling that to middle-class taxpayers. mnuchin said the administration will focus on its tax efforts, on fixing mistakes in the 2017 overhaul such as drafting -- fixing drafting errors that deny retailers and restaurants tax breaks when they make renovations to their establishments. president trump's personal charitable foundation folding up amid a lawsuit over its finances. the new york attorney general sued, claims the president and his three eldest children abused the foundation's tax-exempt status and violated campaign finance laws by coordinating with the 2016 campaign. the suit alleges the foundation was used as, quote, little more than a checkbook to serve mr. trump's business and political interests. the agreement to dissolve allows the a.g.'s office to review the recipients of the charity's assets, the largest donation a $264,000 gift to the central park conserve tee in 1989 --
conservancy in 1989 for a fountain outside the trump's plaza hotel. an attorney called the a.g.'s statement misleading saying the foundation had been trying to dissolve since trump's election but was blocked by the a.g. so they own a couple of assets. two portraits the president purchased of himself. and a tim tebow autographed broncos helmet purchased for $42,000. they're now valuing them at $975 combined. >> not so sure i would classify those items as clarity. >> it reeks below the surface. shady stuff. she was the creative genius behinds classic scenes like this. ♪ actor and director penny marshall has died. more on her legacy next.
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2-year-old boy on life support in california will arrive in the united states this evening. shaima swileh was unable to enter the u.s. because of the white house travel ban. her expedited visa from cairo was finally approved. her husband, ali hassan, tells cnn u.s. consulate officials in cairo apologized to his wife for delaying her visa waver. she plans to go to her son's hospital in oakland immediately to say her good-byes. family, friends, and fans around the world mourning the death of actress-turned trailblazing director penny marshall. she shot to stardom in the 1980s earning three golden globes for playing laverne in the classic sitcom "laverne & shirley" before directing hits like "big" starring tom hanks. ♪ marshall then found huge success with the women's baseball comedy
"a league of their own." in an interview, marshall explained why she wanted to make the film. >> no girl wanted to write it. they don't like baseball. >> family spokesman says penny died in her hollywood hills home of complications from diabetes. she was 75. >> quickly finish the sentence, schlemiel schlimazel. >> you do it better, you do it better. >> hasenpfeffer incorporated. i love that show. let's talk business. global markets are mixed ahead of the federal reserve's decision on interest rates. in asia, the kainique and shang -- the nikkei and shanghai closed lower. the european markets in the green in early trading. on wall street futures are higher ahead of the decision today. yesterday, the dow closed 83 points higher. the s&p 500 ended virtually unchanged while the nasdaq gained fractionally. both the dow and the s&p 500, they're on track for their worst december since the great depression. but once again, all eyes are
really going to be on the federal reserve this afternoon. the fed is expected to raise interest rates for a fourth time this year. imagine this, traveling underground in los angeles at 150 miles per hour. tesla founder elon musk debuted a prototype for his tunnel venture, the boring company. this happening in hawthorne, california. guests were invited to take this cool looking demo ride inside the subterranean tube at 40 miles per hour. musk says he hopes for these cars to reach up to 150 miles per hour. musk also plans for cars to access the tunnels using ramps and elevators around the world. according to the boring company, fares for the tunnel aren't finalized yet, but he says they're going to be comparable to or lower than public transportation fares for pedestrians. i say, get here quickly because give the mta a run for its money. just my opinion. one more -- you can fly with your emotional support dog. what beabout an emotional suppo
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intimidation efforts. looks like revenge is best served with glitter. after having a package stolen off his doorstep, former nasa engineer mark rober took advantage of his background to get back at would-be thieves with what else but a glitter bomb. it contains one pound of glitter and pungent spray so it bursts on the thieves. rober took it one step further by attaching four phones on the device to -- what else -- record their reactions. there is really interesting and intricate. i think this guy's got a lot of time on his hands. something tells me he's so smart that he thought of this in a snap. >> how steve jobs would get revenge. an update on a trending story from yesterday. the "carlton" is the subject of a lawsuit. actor alfonso ribeiro suing the makers of "fortnite" over the use of his famous "fresh prince"
dance and suing epic games over backpack kid over the signature floss or pickle dance. i spoke to the world's most-famous "fortnite" player. he's known as ninja. you helped get these dances and popularized the dances. should people be paid for them, and how essentially are they for the popularity of the game? >> absolutely. that's his -- his dance, man. so new dances when all these artists and rappers are coming out with these, they definitely, in my opinion, should be working, working with epic and being, you know, put into the game. >> i want to know what your favorite dance is. >> it's probably -- i love the floss. it's classic, man. i think jubilation is just classic. >> i'm a kind of a take d.l. guy. do you know dance? >> is that actually a dance? does that stand for loser? >> yeah -- >> i'm more about the flossing. thanks for joining us,