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had other concerns. >> van jones, you can watch the messy truth, a special live town hall with van jones tonight. that's it for "the lead." i am jake tapper. i now turn you over to one mr. wolf blitzer. he is right next-door in the situation room. thanks for watching. happening now, breaking news, tweet of the deal. donald trump uses twitter to announce what he says will be thousands more u.s. jobs. then he introduces reporters to the japanese businessman behind the deal. but are the jobs really new, or were they in the works already? air force stun. the president-elect also shocks boeing by calling for the cancelation of a deal for new jets to carry future presidents. is he cutting waste or good-paying jobs? touting his legacy. president obama visits the u.s. military central command and gives a speech defending his strategy on the -- in the war on terrorism, a strategy donald trump's pick for defense
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secretary has called a mess. and un checked. kim jong un's hackers accused of a cyber attack on south korea's military and the worst may be to come. the former chairman of the house intelligence committee is worried about the threat north korea's regime poses to the u.s. i am wolf blitzer. you are in "the situation room." >> announcer: this is cnn breaking news. this hour's breaking news, donald trump touting a new deal. he says will create 50,000 jobs here in the united states. in a rare appearance before cameras in trump tower, he praised a japanese ceo for the deal. earlier on camera and also on twitter, the president-elect took on boeing, calling for the cancelation of a deal for new versions of air force one. also breaking, president obama says we're breaking the back, his words, of isis. he just wrapped up a spirited and detailed defense of his
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anti-terrorism strategy, despite the bloody chaos in the middle east, the president proudly pointed to his decisions to bring home thousands of u.s. troops and rely on special forces and regional allies to fight terror. we're also following alarming new developments on the korean peninsula. south korea blames kim jong un's regime for a cyber attack on its military and there are now new warnings about the north korean threat to the united states. congressman jason chaffetz, is standing by live to take our questions and our correspondents and analysts and guests, they will have full coverage of the day's top stories. let's begin with the president-elect announcing new jobs and taking on what he calls cost over runs. sunlen serfaty is in north carolina where donald trump is holding a major rally. his swipe at boeing was quite surprising earlier today. >> that's right, it was, wolf.
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we really saw the showman side of donald trump today on full display, not only in lashing out in public about the cost of building these new air force one planes, but also playing up big before cameras as he tells it that he was able to broker a deal with the japanese tech firm to send more investment here in the u.s. the message from the president-elect very clear. he wants to show that he's already working for american workers and american taxpayers and really tapping into the populist message. now as president-elect, that drove his campaign. >> reporter: donald trump bringing his art of the deal approach to the white house. the president-elect touting a new investment in the u.s. from japan's softbank. >> ladies and gentlemen, this is masa from softbank of japan, he has just agreed to invest $50 billion in the united states and 50,000 jobs. he is one of the great men of industry. so i just want to thank you very
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much. >> thank you. >> reporter: hours before that announcement, trump pushed the airline manufacturer, boeing, to give the country a better deal on the building of two new air force one planes, tweeting, quote, boeing is building a brand-new 747 air force one for future presidents. costs are out of control. more than $4 billion. cancel order. >> well, the plane is totally out of control. it's going to be over $4 billion. it's for air force one program. and i think it's ridiculous. i think boeing is doing a little bit of a number. we want boeing to make a lot of money, but not that much money. >> reporter: trump did not provide proof for his $4 billion claim. a boeing official says they are not sure where the president-elect got the number and that the cost for the planes is not final. it says trump faces a brewing fight with some in his own party over his proposal for a 35% tariff on u.s. companies that move their businesses overseas.
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>> i said we'd love to have your product. 35% tax. >> reporter: congressional republicans worrying it could spark a trade war. house speaker paul ryan signaling a broader rewrite of the tax code should be the focus. >> we think the real solution here is comprehensive across the board tax reform. >> reporter: all this as trump hits the road tonight for the second stop on his thank you tour. >> mad dog. he is great. >> reporter: holding a campaign-style rally in north carolina near fort bragg to formally roll out on stage his pick for secretary of defense, general james mattis. >> they say he's the closest thing to general george patton that we have, and it's about time. >> reporter: meantime, the revolving door at trump tower today continues. >> we're going to talk about a lot of things to a lot of people. we have a lot of people coming up. great group of people. >> reporter: but the decision on secretary of state, the most
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high-profile job, still hangs in the balance. trump expanding rather than narrowing his search. >> he is taking his time. we have more names that may well be added to the list. >> reporter: rex tillerson interviewing with trump today. >> we have some great people coming in today. you'll see them. >> reporter: as trump adds to his team, he is cutting one member of the transition, the son of retired general michael flynn, his pick for national security advisor. >> mike flynn jr. is no longer associated with general flynn's efforts or with the transition team, and we're focused eyes forward. >> reporter: a source tells cnn trump gave the direct order to remove the younger flynn after he tweeted about a conspiracy theory involving a local washington pizzeria that was the site of an armed attack over the weekend. and after holding his rally here tonight in fayetteville, donald trump has two more thank you rallies scheduled this week.
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thursday he'll be in des moines, iowa. friday he's traveling to michigan, a state currently in the midst of a recount prompted by green party candidate jill stein. wolf. >> getting ready for the thank you tour continuing in north carolina tonight. sunlen, thank you very much. let's get insight from our political national security experts on all of this. david axelrod. starting with you. he made a rare appearance. he walked out before the pool of reporters in the lobby of trump tower to welcome this japanese ceo and announce that he was going to be investing billions of dollars in the united states, creating 50,000 jobs. wow! that's pretty impressive, isn't it? >> it is. i don't know the details or how many of these jobs were coming before this, but it is kind of -- he's -- it's almost like president as mayor, you know. he is -- one business at a time, one deal at a time. it's an interesting approach. i don't know if you can keep that up. but it makes for a good story.
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>> you think democrats can learn something from his style? because clearly what he is saying, he may be ahead of himself, but what he's saying will certainly resonate with the american public. >> it will, and we saw this on the carrier story, which was good politics. whether it was good policy or not, it was good politics. i think only time will tell what the aftermath of all of this will be. >> the other thing, wolf, that, if you think about maybe three examples of what donald trump has been tweeting about or focusing on with regard to the economy or, you know, being tight with the pursestrings. first carrier, this japanese deal today. what did he do this morning on twitter and at the cameras? talk about what he says is a $4 billion boeing deal to make an air force one -- really it's to bring it up to date. he says it's too expensive. it's too much. these are all really tangible things that his voters and now,
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you know, the american electorate, in whole, can look at and say, you know what, i can wrap my head around this, i can wrap my mind around this. i can understand. he is trying to save money. he doesn't want a big fancy plane. we'll see if that happens. >> he's got one. >> he has got his own. he's doing deals with the japanese. he saved a thousand jobs in indiana. i get that. >> mike rogers, it was surprising to me that all of a sudden out of the blue he is talking about canceling the deal -- a deal. there is no deal yet, but eventually there will be a deal with boeing to build new versions of air force one in 10, 20 years, whatever, from now long after he is president, even if he serves two terms. do you understand why all of a sudden he told boeing no deal, cancel the deal, too much money? >> he is clearly an unconventional candidate. he is now an unconventional president-elect. and i think he is doing these things to set himself up. if you read his book and you look at the style of the way he
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does business, he likes to set the table for the negotiation. if he is going to be successful on all of his economic policies, he is going to need congress. the pressure that he can build between now and election day, only helps him go in because he's going to have a good majority of the public -- i agree with dana -- that you understand these things. you get it. he is pushing back on government waste and saying i won't take the nicer plane. even though he may not fly on it. the 50,000 jobs, i don't care if it's a factor of a manufacturing plant because there is always a multiple. it's really good politics, especially in the states that were traditionally democrat-voting states and went for donald trump. he sent them a message that he is going to live up to his campaign promises. i think this is smart politics. >> hold on. everybody stand by for a few moments. i want to talk about president obama's final speech on national security as well. we'll talk about that. but right now the chairman of the house oversight and
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government reform committee. jason chaifetz is joini jason chaffetz, is joining us. can the president-elect really take credit right now for this japanese investment, this japanese businessman, the ceo, goes over to trump tower, trump brings him down into the lobby, says he is going to invest $50 billion in the united states -- excuse me -- billions of dollars in the united states and create 50,000 jobs. what do you think? >> i don't know. but between that and carrier and ford motor company, i mean, as long as it keeps happening every few days, it bodes well for the american worker. so i don't know who to give credit to. the reality is it's actually getting done. >> is he getting ahead of himself, though? this japanese company, softbank, as it's called, it owns sprint, who had an attempted merger with t-mobile that was blocked by the obama administration. there is already some discussion
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out there, if this japanese businessman is simply seeking to curry some favor with the president-elect in hoping that maybe he would green-light this merger. >> i don't know. wolf, i -- we'll have to see how this plays out. i'm sure everybody would love have donald trump in the room to help close their deals. you know, it's good for the economy. if there are american jobs that will be grown here and stay here in the united states of america. we'll have to keep watching it. >> what's your reaction to his announcement today that he wants to kill the boeing deal to build new versions of air force one? as you know, boeing is the largest exporter in the united states. hundreds of thousands of people have their jobs directly or indirectly related to boeing. there is huge competition with european air bus right now for sales, especially in countries like china. is it smart for the president-elect to effectively criticize boeing at a time like this? >> well, he is asking the right questions, because you have a new air force one that's so over
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schedule. you look at the marine one that president obama put a kabash on because of the overruns there. it seems to be a bipartisan concern. we have to have the best, latest technology for the transportation of our commander in chief, but these people have got to come in on budget. congress plays a role here. i know the armed services committee in the house, mac thornberry will be looking at it as well. these are huge contracts and they're way over budget. that's just not right. >> you chair the important government oversight committee. a trump spokesman, jason miller, told the "washington post" today that trump sold all of his stocks back in june. are you comfortable with that? >> well, again, as a private citizen and what he's doing, i think the clock starts for us when president trump becomes president trump. until he is sworn in, he has the time to make the transitions. once he is a federal employee,
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albeit the president of the united states, then obviously the oversight committee will be watching him with keen eyes. the role as the oversight chairman is not to be the cheerleader for the president. it's to be a check and a balance on the president. what they're doing as a private citizen, as a candidate, as long as the financial disclosures were there, which by all accounts are there, at the f.e.c. website, then, you know, he gets to conduct his own business. >> do you believe the president-elect should release documents to prove that he no longer owns stock in these companies? should he release it even at this late stage, his income tax returns? >> well, i said previously i thought that the best course of action, albeit not required by the law, would be open up his kimono and actually show his tax returns. i think that every candidate should do that. but that's not necessarily the law. and so his only obligation is to that of the law. and moving forward, come january 20th, he plays by a different set of rules. >> because, as you know, there
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has been a lot of discussion of potential conflicts once he becomes president, it's extraordinary because he does have such a huge business empire right now. >> yeah. >> as far as the stocks are concerned, it's been estimated maybe he sold as much as $40 million in stocks. that's from his perspective, if he is worth $10 billion, as he says he is, that's not a whole of lot of money. you want to see details, i assume, as chairman of this oversight committee. >> i think it would be different, take the boeing situation, if he was shorting the stock and trying to profit off that. there is no evidence of that in any way. he had in his portfolio some of the stock. he criticized boeing and the cost overruns of this new airplane. it's a whole new world for mr. trump. every word, the world markets and others, including the oversight committee, will be watching what he says. i think he still needs time during this transition to get settled in. he has a new general counsel. he'll have an army of additional attorneys there.
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we look forward to making sure they're held accountable. >> bottom line, what type of oversight are you, the republican majority in your committee, i am sure, the democratic minority, will want to work with you, what type of oversight are you planning for donald trump's many businesses here in the united states and around the world? >> well, again, he has got to comply with the law. and the law is actually different for a president than it is for other federal employees and members of congress. they have more leniency. i don't know exactly why that is, but that is the case. and so we'll have to compare the actions with the law and see where he is at. but there's always somebody doing something stupid somewhere. so give it a little bit of time and there will be plenty of things to go after, i am sure. >> i'm sure there will be. mr. chairman, stand by. quick break. lots to discuss. we'll resume our conversation right after this. why pause a spontaneous moment?
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we're become with the congressman jason chaffetz. the chairman of the government oversight reform committee. you released a report concluding that the state department has been prioritizing architectural design over over security at various a vario various embassies around the world. >> when colin powell was doing it we had standard design. they were coming in under budget, ahead of schedule. beautiful buildings. when hillary clinton took over, they changed it to design excellence. the problem is the buildings that were in the $35 million range are now coming in at $250 million.
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that happens in mozambique, zimbabwe. we have to have safe and secure buildings, but after two years of investigation we have places like london that is literally more than a billion dollars. when component testing was done on the blast shield there were some real questions as to whether or not it could withstand a blast. now we are concerned that the mercedes be embassy in london won't open in february. >> the ranking member of the house foreign affairs committee says your numbers lean on inaccurate information, making partisan claims rather than attempting to find real solutions to keep our brave men and women safe in an increasingly complex global environment. your reaction to his accusation that what you are reporting now is partisan. >> well, a hundred-plus pages of reports, footnoted every single step of the way, i think the report speaks for itself. maybe he should have read the report before issuing a press
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release. he had no possible time, i am sure, to go through and actually do that. the reality is that, if we don't open the embassy in london on schedule in february, as they've assured us every step of the way, then the american taxpayers will pay $100,000 a day to keep the doors open because we sold the other building, and if you can't move into the new embassy you have to pay a lease payment back to the new owner. and that comes out to more than $100,000 a day. it could go all the way -- from what we're hearing from whistle blowers, to the end of 2017. a costly mistake and a huge concern. but i am proud of the work that committee staff and that we have done literally over a two-year period to make sure we get this right. >> because congressman engel, among others, they say instead of investigating these embassies which are relatively small amounts of money, you should be investigating the reported $125 billion in administrative waste over at the pentagon that was reported today in the
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"washington post." what's your answer to him when he says investigate that waste, don't waste your time on relatively modest sums of money? >> well, modest sums of money in this case end up being billions of dollars. shame on us if you think that a billion dollars here and there is chump change and a modest amount of money. it comes up to a lot of waste, fraud and abuse. the report that came out of the pentagon that suggests there was $125 billion that was misspent or that certainly could have been reduced in dramatic ways, i mean, that money, we're trying to scrape to get to the fighting men and women out there, make sure they have the equipment. but they have this bureaucracy now, this overhead that i'm sure president trump and certainly the congress wants to get after. very worthy of looking at. >> your committee will look at that as well? >> absolutely. the armed services committee will also be looking at it. it's something we just became aware of. the fact that the pentagon tried to bury the reports, what i am
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reading in the news reports is concerning. >> that's real waste. $125 billion. thanks for joining us. van jones talks about michael moore, rick santorum, an ana navarro in a live town hall event. 9:00 p.m. eastern. coming up in the situation room, president obama strongly defends his record on fighting terrorism, insisting the u.s. and its allies are breaking the back of isis right now. later, alarming details about a new cyber attack blamed on north korea. how much of a danger does kim jong un pose to the united states? i don't use super poligrip for hold, because my dentures fit well. before those little pieces would get in between my dentures and my gum and it was uncomfortable. even well fitting dentures let in food particles. just a few dabs of super poligrip free is clinically proven to seal out more food particles so you're more comfortable and confident while you eat.
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there is breaking news. president obama defending his anti-terrorism strategy. michelle kosinski is with the president in tampa, florida. michelle, the president, without naming him directly, seemed to criticize donald trump at the end of his speech. let me play a little bit of that for you. >> united states of america is not a country that imposes religious tests as a price for freedom. we're a country that was founded so that people could practice their faiths as they choose. the united states of america is not a place where some citizens have to withstand greater scrutiny or carry a special i.d. card or prove that they're not an enemy from within. we're a country that has bled and struggled and sacrificed against that kind of discrimination and arbitrary rule. here in our own country and arno around the world. we're a nation that believes that freedom can never be taken
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for granted and that each of us has a responsibility to sustain it. the universal right to speak your mind and to protest against authority. to live in a society that's open and free. that can criticize a president without retribution. [ applause ] >> pretty strong words, michelle, from the president. are you surprised he decided to go this route at the end of his final national security speech? these are clearly important values that he sees part of his own legacy. >> reporter: yeah. i don't think it's surprising at all. i think he really felt the need to get something in there as a message to the next administration. it's something that we heard repeatedly from the president on the campaign trail. in some cases parts of this speech were almost word for word from how we've heard him criticize donald trump in the past. i mean, when you think about it, this is really how this administration is continuing to communicate with the next
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administration. and the points that the president continues to hammer. he chose the muslim issue. arguably, one of the most controversial parts and continues to be of donald trump's platform during the campaign. but it's also the contrast that the president makes, and his continued opposition to gitmo, calling it a blot on our national honor, his opposition to enhanced interrogation methods, or torture, saying during the speech today that adhering to the rule of law is not a point of weakness, in fact, he called it our nation's greatest strength. so what he wants to do is set up a look at my record. here is how i think it's worked. yes, there is more work to do, but there's also a warning in this, wolf, to the trump administration, saying you have to be careful about how you handle these intricate complexities. otherwise, you make the problems worse. >> michelle kosinski, traveling with the president in tampa, florida. thank you. let's get insight from our
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political and national security experts. phil mudd, starting with you. what stood out to you in the president's approximately 45-minute speech? >> wolf, quite simply tone and temperament. step away from all the details and go back eight years. we have a new president talking about change who says i am going to shut down guantanamo and pull out of places like iraq. reality is a brutal teacher. guantanamo closure was opposed by congress. it's still not closed, obviously. isis was the reality that taught the president you cannot pull out that quickly. we have a president-elect now who says i might reince tut wat reince t reince water boarding. i think when he transitions from the campaign trail to the oval office that he's going to face the same problems with the bureaucracy and international reality that president obama did. the message from the president is simple. say whatever you want on the trail. when you face the realities of the office, tone and temperament will be different.
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>> david axelrod, you served as a top advisor to president obama during his first term. what stood out in your mind? >> i thought the speech was interesting. on one hand he was really speaking to history. he was laying down his legacy as a president who came into office when 180,000 troops were in an active theater in afghanistan and iraq, when osama bin laden and al qaeda were active and plotting. he marked the progress we have made but also the challenges that lie ahead. the second audience was donald trump and the american people. a full-throated case for values that he feels are embedded american values that are worth fighting for or that, in fact, make us stronger and not weaker. so there were two audiences for this speech. >> jim sciutto, you've covered it, i have covered it. we've all covered the eight years of president obama. the critics point out. take a look at the region. africa. middle east. south asia. they say it's a lot more tense, volatile and dangerous today
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than it was then. >> no question the middle east is a mess. and syria, here is an example. if you look at the obama legacy, what was the obama foreign policy vision? as encapsulated by them. don't do stupid stuff. substitute the word for stuff. that was the formula. the idea being that you can make situations worse by intervention, a lesson of the iraq war and et cetera. a place like syria, lack of intervention can also leave horrendous problems. refugees, you name it. chemical weapons use. so in addition to being a valedictory speech it was also a rebuke of donald trump's at least proposed altering of the course. when you look at the big issues, the big interventions i don't know that donald trump has articulated that he'll be that different. he has talked about standing up, being tougher, negotiating better deals, et cetera. he is not talking about a military intervention on the ground in syria. >> just the opposite. >> not talking about a greater
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investment of troops on the ground in iraq. criticizing obama for bringing those troops out. so what are the major adjustments we'll see from donald trump? i don't think it's clear. >> mike rogers, until recently you worked on the transition team for the president-elect. how do you see it? >> i think what they're going to do, wolf, is they've got a more of a screw driver approach to this. you won't see the 101st airborne division being deployed to syria and iraq. they know that's a disaster. the rules of engagement have been hindrance to us. if you talk to foreign leaders in the region they've started to walk back and say, we're a little nervous, we are not sure either but we look at it as a huge opportunity to rebuild the coalition and have u.s. presence with our special capabilities forces with new rules of engagement. sounds complicated but the little adjustment can go a long way to more progress. >> dana you wanted to make a point. >> that's a great point and an insight because you were on the transition. i also remind people that, in the campaign, donald trump
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talked really tough about pakistan, for example. then it seems, according to what the pakistani government released, breaching diplomatic protocol was just talk in private. on the domestic and international front, what he said in the campaign and the way a president trump will act as commander in chief, to be determined. >> he is negotiator and always wants to bargain from a position of strength. a note to the viewers, be sure to watch tomorrow night when cnn's fareed zakaria talks with president obama about his time in the white house and his struggles. "the legacy of barack obama" tomorrow night, 9:00 p.m. eastern. how big a threat does north korea pose to the u.s.? will controversy force donald trump to reconsider his choice of a retired general to be his national security advisor? all her aches and pains.
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conspiracy the . new tonight, south korea says some of the nation's most sensitive military secrets have been exposed by north korean operatives. brian todd is tracking the late-breaking developments for us. what's the extent, brian, of this cyber attack? >> reporter: tonight kim jong un's army of attackers appears to have tapped into secret military documents and could have forced south korean commanders to rewrite operation
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plans. and tonight we have learned a key american military battery may also have been targeted. tonight kim jong un's hackers accused of a major breach of military secrets. the south korean defense ministry says north korea hacked its military's secure computer network. it's part of south korea's new cyber command. >> that was sort of the back-bone of the south korean military, and they probably got access to a lot of sensitive information. maybe including some of the information on the missile defense activities the u.s. is taking with south korea. >> reporter: according to a news agency, military documents including confidential information, have been hacked. potentially forcing south korea's military to rewrite operation plans. kim's army of hackers said to number as many as 6,000, work for north korea's notorious reconnaissance bureau including a unit called unit 121 built up by a former body guard for kim's
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father and grandfather. they previously targeted a south korean nuclear power plant, hacked the smartphones of top officials and allegedly carried out north korea's direct attack on north america on sony entertainment in the fall of 2014. they say they're good at grabbing hacking tools from the black market and breaking into targets. >> they don't have an i.t. industry. some days they don't even have electricity. both the current kim and his father put a big emphasis on i.t., on hacking. >> reporter: the report of a cyber attack comes at a time when the u.s. and south korea are bracing for another possible provocation from un. a time of political transition in the u.s. and political turmoil in south korea. the country consumed by a corruption scandal with president park geun-hye likely to resign or be impeached.
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she worked to impose sanctions on north korea. now both countries could be changing leaders simultaneously. >> one would think kim jong un would take advantage of not only the weakness of the south korean government but the transition of the u.s. incoming trump administration. north korean defectors have said that north korea acts against the new presidents to train them like a dog. >> reporter: experts say kim jong un may benefit from the next south korean president who is likely to be more left leaning. that president, they say, will be likely less tough on kim jong un than park geun hye has been. they'll be more likely to give aid to north korea, to resist america's deployment of the anti-missile battery in south korea and, overall, could be just easier for kim jong un to intimidate. wolf. >> recently there have been possibly disturbing images coming from north korea's nuclear bomb test site.
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>> reporter: officials telling cnn there has been digging at a nuclear test facility where north korea has tested their nuclear bombs. one u.s. official tells us it includes some digging out of a tunnel previously used in a nuclear test. now, this could be just maintenance, but it also could be a sign that they are preparing for another nuclear bomb test, maybe sometime around president-elect trump's inauguration. >> that would be january 20th. thanks very much, brian todd reporting for us. let's dig deeper on this story with the former chairman of the house intelligence committee, mike rogers. congressman. we're getting new information right now. i want to take a quick break. we'll absorb that. then you and i will discuss much more right after this. oh, that's lovely...
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we're tracking some serious news. let's get more from cnn national security commentator. mike rogers. congressman, how troubling is this north korean hack that we're now reporting? >> well, it is troubling in this sense. their capabilities have ramped up very significantly. the sony attack that many americans were aware of where they broke into sony, destroyed data. that's a destructive attack. they bought it off the deep and dark web. they didn't engineer it themselves. so since that date they've been getting better. they've showed now they can get into phones, into computers in south korea. we've seen them attack a bank in south korea to try to do
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destructive attack, to try on cause some harmful what you see with this, it shows the breadth of their ability to use cyber as an aggressive weapons set is growing and that's why so many of us in the national security space are concerned. >> don't they understand there can be retaliation? the u.s. or others can launch cyber attacks against them, effectively shut it down? >> yes. we have certain capabilities to do it. you have to remember only a third of the population of north korea has electricity. so the damage you can do is limited and their ability to shut off their -- they control their internet. the united states doesn't. 85% of the networks here are private sector networks. so it poses some challenge. we do have capabilities. remember, this is the other piece of this. very aggressive and they're using it, cyber. they also about eight months or so ago fired off missiles from submarines that they claim could be intercontinental ballistic missiles. meaning the provocation is on all fronts.
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the ability to launch a missile from a submarine. the fact that it looks like they're preparing for another round of nuclear tests. they'll have 100 nuclear weapons within the near future, within the next 20 years, people believe. they have some now. they think they can have as many as 100. this is what we're worried about. it is irrational in the way they're using their military and intelligence. >> trump national security team has been told apparently by the u.s. intelligence community, north korea now represents the top threat to the u.s. >> they're certainly going to do some act of provocation. they're showing that. they know during a transition, and normally, holidays, they're very good about finding american holidays or things like these transitions where there is a lame duck president. he is leaving. and you have a president-elect who is coming in who doesn't have a lot of foreign policy experience. that's an opportunity for our adversaries. i'm they go to national security team is getting together and starting to function like a national security council already. they're going to deal with the consequences of some
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provocation. >> thank you. coming up, donald trump practices the after the deal. coming before cameras to announce a japanese investment that is supposed to produce 50,000 jobs in the united states.
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