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retirement. i'm thinking about the super bowl and trying to win the most important game of the year and it's going to take a lot to do it. >> reporter: when i played for the bills i had to play against tom brady twice a year every year for six straight seasons and i have to say he's a relentless competitor. no one is better prepared just like his head coach bill belichick. he has one sign hanging in his facilities it's from the art of war, every battle is won before its fought. eagles have a tough task today at super bowl lii. hello on this sunday you're live in the cnn "newsroom." i'm ana cabrera in new york. we're following a couple of big stories this hour. in south carolina, the governor says it appears an amtrak train was on the wrong track when it collided with a freight train early this morning killing two people and injuring more than 100 others. investigators are now looking closely at the signal systems along the railway. we'll get a live report coming up.
but first, memo mutiny. a growing number of republicans are pushing back against the president and his assertion that a controversial memo has, quote, totally vindicated him in the russia probe. that part of the story with we go live to cnn's boris sanchez in west palm beach. boris what are those republicans saying? >> reporter: some of them outright contradicting president trump's stance that the nunes memo vindicates him. he's been on twitter saying this essentially proves that the russia investigation say witch hunt. at one point he tweeted "the wall street journal" editorial that supposes that there are political actors within the department of justice and fbi that are anti-trump. we also saw donald trump jr. last night on fox news saying that the release of this memo is sweet revenge for him and his family. republicans are not going nearly as far. many of them stopping short of saying that the memo has anything to do with the russia
investigation. i want to listen to three republican lawmakers now. >> the memo has no impact on the russia probe. >> not to me, it doesn't and i was pretty integrally involved in the drafting of it. there is a russia investigation without a dossier. >> this memo has nothing to do with the speshlg counsel. >> i don't believe this is an attack on bob mueller, i don't believe this is an attack on the men and women in the fbi. >> the memo is about the special counsel's investigation. it's not about trump. >> reporter: those are actually four republicans, forgive me. we should note some of the strongest words that we just heard come from representative trey gowdy of south carolina and it's significant because even according to devin nunes trey gowdy is the only republican on the house intelligence committee that has actually looked at the underlying intelligence at the raw intelligence that led that fisa court judge to allow for the surveillance of carter page.
if anyone knows the validity of the nunes memo and the implication of the russia probe it's trey gowdy. >> in the meantime let me ask you about democrats and their pushback. we now know there is a democratic memo that rebut gop allegations against the fbi. what can you tell us about this? >> reporter: the so-called schiff memo that adam schiff the ranking democrat on the house intelligence committee has put together as a rebuttal as you said of the nunes memo. this memo has more context and paints a much more accurate picture of the circumstances regarding the fisa courts and they're potential impact on the russia investigation. any potential abuses by the department of justice or the fbi. house committee can vote as early as tomorrow to declassify this memo at which point the white house then has five days to potentially object to its release. it's a similar process to what we saw to the release of the nunes memo. we did get a chance to ask raj
shah if he believed the president would be declassify the schiff memo. he said he believes the president would, the question of course because the president has based so much on the devin nunes memo is what political incentive he might have. democrats are pushing hard. here's a statement from chuck schumer released earlier today. i believe it is a matter of fundamental fairness that the american people be allowed to see both sides of the argument and make their own judgments. this is not the only showdown we'll see in congress this week. let's not forget that funding for the government wraps up on friday and we may potentially see a second shutdown. >> all right. boris sanchez we'll be watching and waiting. thank you very much. i want to bring in our panel tim neff tally. patrick healey and former kgb agent and author of the book
deep undercarjack barski. let me start with you. the president says this memo is vindication for him in the russia probe now we hear republican lawmakers pushing back against that. what does that mean for the president? >> this memo is disinformation. the memo itself makes clear that the fbi had to undertake a counterintelligence investigation of the associates of the trump campaign because of george papadopoulos, not because of carter page. so regardless of the steele memo which is what trey gowdy says, regardless of that memo -- >> steel dossier just to not confuse people. >> regardless of the steele information, you would have to have had an fbi investigation. so whatever you think of the legitimacy of the fisa warrant regarding mr. page, regardless of that, you can have this debate you still would have to
have an fbi investigation and you still would have to have an mueller investigation so the president couldn't possibly be vindicated by this mepo because it's a red herring. it does not have to do with the basic reason why we're investigating russia interference in the 2016 election. >> i see you will nodding your head. before you respond, patrick, i want you to also listen to what donald trump jr. is saying about this memo. he too seems to be taking a victory lap. listen. >> there is a little bit of sweet revenge in it for me and certainly probably the family in the sense that, if they wouldn't have done this, this stuff would be going on. this would be going on at the highest levels of government. they'd be continuing to do it to my father, trying to undermine his actions. >> he called it sweet revenge. >> it goes to how personal this has become for the trump family. they have seen the mueller investigation as a personal concerted effort to take down
not only president trump but also donald trump jr. who is the one who arranged the meeting in trump tower with the russians who came in who, you know, with other members of the trump family. this is very personal and you heard that. it was a revealing comment by donald trump jr., the problem here president trump talks about vindication, donald trump jr. talks about sweet revenge. they're kind of talking to each other in terms of the family and the hard right but what you're seeing is the republican establishment in a way is sending a real signal to the white house which is saying that, you know, you can talk about sweet revenge and vindication all you like but we're saying this is not, you know -- this is not connected to the mueller probe and if you were to take action like firing rod rosenstein or making any kind of overreach to really
derail or problemize the mueller investigation we're not going to buy that. they're protecting the white house and sending a signal and say you can spin all you want but don't take any actions that really, you know, put yourself in jeopardy. >> i suppose they're not saying we don't support the president and if there is nothing to hide then let the investigation play out is what i get from some of that. jack, being a former kgb spy, i want to get your take on what senator john mccain said about this whole memo battle. quote, the latest attack on the fbi and department justice serve no american interests, only putins. our nations elected officials including the president must stop looking at this investigation through the warped lens of politics and manufacturing partisan side shows. if we continue to undermine our own rule of law we are doing putin's job for him. do you agree? >> god bless him. before you asked the question and quoted mccain, i was thinking to say exactly what he just said.
>> seriously? >> not even -- whatever question you might have asked because what with i'm seeing here is the investigations continuing and going forward and its political here and there and we constantly battling with one another and vladimir putin just loves it. this is what it calls in our field, the field i was active in in our field, active measures, causing trouble and as long as we're investigating -- this whole memo, your memo is better than my memo -- it's -- it is insane. >> it muddies what the truth is. it gives people reason to grab on to one or the other rather than just knowing what the facts of the matter are, jack. the central figure in this memo is former trump adviser carter page and "time" magazine obtained a letter in which he
brags about being an adviser to the kremlin. he says, the latest -- over the past year and a half i've had the privilege to serve as an informal adviser to the staff of the kremlin in preparation for their presidency. g20 summit next month where energy issues will be the prominent point on the agenda p. how significant is that? >> all right. i don't know carter page but i've watched his interviews and i've been watching people for all of my adult life and i tell you one thing this fellow is extremely impressed with himself. you take that characteristic and you take the ability to get close to where the money is, that's the oligarchs in russia, that's -- it's a very explosive combination and very easy to imagine that he was trying to cozy up to the russians as much as he can to get a piece of the action. >> would you be suspicious of him? >> would -- well,
counterintelligence has been suspicion of him and i wouldn't second guess these professionals. not as an undercover type agent but as a sort of an agent who is acting on behalf of a foreign country and hasn't registered himself as such. >> this spying on carter page in 2016 is now a central argument in president trump's defense that the fbi is biased against him but it wasn't long ago that team trump was downplaying any connection to page. here's a reminder. >> carter page is an individual who the president-elect does not know. >> he's not part of our national security or foreign policy briefings that he with do now at all. >> to the best of my recollection i don't know carter page. he never had a donaldtrump.com e-mail address, had no formal role in the campaign that i'm aware of. >> i don't think i've ever spoken to him. i don't think i've ever met him. >> so tim, can they have it both
ways? >> no. they can't have it both ways. because the whole point of this memo is to undermine the public credibility of the investigation of russia involvement in our campaign. that's the point of this memo. why do you think so much -- there was so much noise about it before it came out? why do you think the president got involved? it's because the sense was this could turn the conversation, that americans who are sitting on the fence now might say oh, my goodness, maybe the fbi is actually -- was actually led by democrats, maybe there was a democratic conspiracy. this is to undermine the -- our country's ability to undertake an independent investigation of the powerful. that's what this is all about. so the carter page story, let's debate whether the fisa warrant was warranted or not but it has nothing to do with whether the investigation of the russian interference and the possible collusion with trump associates is valid and important. those are two different issues.
>> right. >> i believe the white house and some house republicans want us to confuse these two issues. >> the mueller investigation would have happened regardless of a fisa court ruling on carter page. there are two different things. whether the court ruling would have happened if they brought in the steele dossier, you know -- we don't know a lot of that information is still classified but the mueller information itself it would be happening based on so many issues that have come alive. >> which even trey gowdy pointed out. i want to get your take on the president's super bowl message today. though many of our nations service members are unable to be home with family and friends to enjoy this evening's american tradition, they're always in our thoughts and prayers. they're sacrifice is stitched into each star and every stripe of our star spanning angled banner. we hold them in our hearts and thank them as we proudly stand for the national anthem. note the stand for the national anthem line there. >> right he has decided as part of his cultural war in america
that going after the nfl and players in the nfl and particularly african-american players in the nfl plays well with one narrow slice of the republican base. >> you also note that it's divisive. >> he knows that. he knows exactly what he is doing. he knows full well what he is doing when he chooses these words, when he chooses words like that. he knows what signal he's saying which is basically the guys who are standing, like tom brady, you know, my friends, you know, that's who we respect. those other people who aren't doing that we're demonizing them. >> we don't know who he's voting for or rooting for i should say. thank you for the conversation. you guys are back with me. jack barski thank you for spending time with us. coming up, full steam ahead for the special counsel and one key witness is a former trump insider. what head coach hicks is saying about a report that says she's trying to conceal e-mails at trump tower. plus two trains collide in
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ciao bella. she has been called an ig nima, untouchable, even a trump whisper, white house communications director hope hicks is one of the president's longest serving aids often seen but out of the spotlight until now. the "the new york times" reports a former legal spokesperson for the trump team mark corallo plans to tell the special counsel he had concerns about hope hicks trying to obstruct justice because of a comment she made on a conference call with the president after donald trump jr.'s now infamous meeting with
russians at the trump tower. the times report that mark plans to tell investigators that hicks during the call e-mails written before the trump tower meeting in which the younger mr. trump said he was eager to receive political dirt about mrs. clinton from the russians will never get out. a lawyer for hicks denies this report. cnn's randy kay takes a look at what else we know about the president's young aide. >> i'm 28-year-old and the press secretary for the donald trump president for campaign -- >> reporter: the president likes to call her hopy but to the rest of us she's hope hicks now white house communications director. it was a swift rise for hicks who went from modeling and acting early on to handling p.r. for ivanka trump fashion line after college. by 2014 hicks was managing communications for the trump organization and soon her job would change again. >> she's used to be in my real estate company. what do you know about politics?
she said absolutely nothing. i said congratulations, you're into the world of politics. >> reporter: hicks told new york magazine, mr. trump looked at me and said i'm thinking about running for president and you're going to be my press secretary. during the campaign, hicks reportedly had a note from candidate trump above her desk that red simply, hopy, you're the greatest. >> hope get up here she's always on the phone talking to the reporters trying to get the reporters to straighten out their dishonest stories. >> reporter: though hicks was almost always by donald trump's side her voice was rarely heard in public. at this campaign event in alabama, she seemed hesitant even to just say a few words. >> hi. merry christmas, everyone. and thank you donald trump! >> reporter: so it's no surprise that our request for an interview with hicks was >>i'm really proud that mr. trump put so much faith in me.
>> reporter: hick now has access to the world stage taking part in this intimate gathering with the pope and also the japanese prime minister state pan equity where hick stole the spotlight in her black tux dough. her access to the president means she may be able to fill in blanks in the russia investigation. she was interviewed by robert mueller's team in december. >> so much stuff goes through her as the conduit between outsiders and the president that she really sits in a particularly important seat for mueller. >> reporter: an important seat because hope hicks has managed today stay inside of donald trump's ever changing inner circle, a key player in the administration and now a key player in the investigation into her president. randy kay, cnn, new york. >> my panel is back with us now. tim, i'll pick up where she left off. how key is hope hicks in the mueller investigation? >> if it is true that donald trump never e-mails and if
donald trump doesn't write very much, it'll be very difficult to piece together his role when we get further along in the investigation. if hope hicks was the instrument that donald trump used to direct people to do things or to shift, to organize, or schedule meetings then she's key so long as she is more loyal to the process of justice than to the president. one of the things -- when you study these scandals, there's an enormous amount of pressure on these people who are in the white house or around the white house because of the president. there are people who come to power in washington and they've had a career before and they have a reputation and there are others who are there because of the man who's the president. there are enormous pressures on those people. they don't want to disappoint the man who brought them to washington. this happened in the watergate period. i suspect those kinds of
pressures exist for someone like hope hicks. nevertheless she would be key to the mueller investigation understanding the extent to which the president knew anything about what was going on with russia. >> it does sound like she has been fiercely loyal which he with know the president prizes and patrick, some have described her as part of the family in many senses. she's been described as being a lot different than some of the president's aides. let me read you a quote, she stays off television which has given her coverage and correct. she's never lied on the record. she declined to comment on this story. she prefers to serve the president without a spotlight shining on her. >> i got to know hope in june of 2015 when donald trump announced for president. back then it was basically hope hicks and corey lewandowski. we forget this because the president is surrounded by so many people. it was hope and corey. corey left a year later and it was hope.
i interviewed her several times. she is smart. she's a good listener. she's thoughtful. she is intensely loyal to donald trump and she is i have no doubt a keeper of secrets. there is no question. she has been with him throughout that entire campaign. she was a last woman standing by election day. president trump feels incredibly comfortable with her and when he's in the oval with reporters, with other senior aids, she is often there and she is a listener. now, the quote that corallo is basically saying he's going to tell mueller in the investigation is a very damning quote. i don't know whether hope actually said that or not, but clearly mueller is looking at obstruction of justice and any thing that he can piece together which sort of suggests trump or one of trump's aides putting up roadblocks could be damning. again, don't know what hope did
or didn't say but she is -- she is the person in his inner circle who is often there and listen and hearing things and she knows among other things very well how president trump can say and do things that can hurt himself, that can get himself into trouble. >> when we heard her voice in the randi kay package that was the first time i had ever heard her voice. she doesn't put herself out there so it was interesting to see snl put her in the spotlight last night. let's watch. >> now, hope, this is so exciting. two years ago you were a 26-year-old former model working for ivanka trump's clothing line but now you're white house communications director. >> sure. if you say so. there are no real jobs here, you know. every day it feels like when a group of strangers suddenly work together to push a beached whale
back into the sea. >> well, hope, this memo proves that the fbi is totally out of control. i hope they don't drag you into this mess. you seem like an honorable young woman. >> i know. people are treating me like i'm the gossip girl of the white house. >> the gossip girl of the white house seems to really go against actually what she is since she doesn't say much. >> the thing is this, and patrick mentioned it but i want to reinforce it. if you don't have a taping system which apparently this administration doesn't have, then the only way to reconstruct what the president said or ordered is if people around him a, kept notes and b, are willing to testify to what they are. we don't know if there's a holderum. we doubt there's a taping system. but we have hope hicks, we have kelly, we have flynn, we have others who were in the room and it's going to be up to them to tell mueller what they heard and
that's the issue here. what did they hear and when did they hear it? >> final thought, patrick. >> i love snl but they got hope wrong there. she's not daffy and she knows exactly what she's doing. she's there very much to hit donald trump's message. >> does she pushback on him at all? >> i've been in the room where she did push back or call him out sometimes when he started changing the subject and going to his own polling and he was basically going off his own message but the reality is, you know, i think it's interesting, it speaks to some of the well of her that she's not someone who's out there, you know, in the front lawn, you know, soaking up the attention and sort of going beyond her brief. i think that has helped her maintain credibility with reporters there, so -- >> gentlemen, thank you both very much. happy sunday. coming up, trains collide. two people are dead. more than 100 injures after an early morning accident in south carolina. we're live at the scene with an update next. ment, whatever it
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it's another deadly accident involving an amtrak train. two people are dead and more than 100 others are injured today. this is after a passenger train smashed into a stationary freight train in the wee hours of this morning in south carolina. federal officials have been on the scene all day and now they say they know what happened. the big question now is, how it happened? cnn correspondent kaylee hartung is in cayce, south carolina. the head of the nt season says a switch was in the wrong position? >> reporter: that's right. the ntsb chairman robert sumwalt brought out a white board to
diagram the fatal mistake a switch on the railroad track locked with a padlock in the wrong position. listen to his description. >> i'm talking about a rail switch that can actually switch how the track goes from here to here. for whatever reason that switch was as they say in the railroad industry lined and locked. key to this investigation is learning why that switch was lined that way. because the expeck trags of course is that the amtrak would be cleared and would be operating straight down like this. >> reporter: so the key question for investigators, why, why was that switch locked and lined in the wrong position diversitying the amtrak train 91, a train that travels that route every day from the main track and on to that siding track to careen straight into a parked freight train.
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scrambling to address this problem. >> reporter: they track our steps, the calories we burn and monitor our sleep. fitbits and other fitness tracking devices have revolutionized how americans measure their exercise but now the pentagon is concerned about how american troops use of these devices could be sharing that information with their enemies. >> if you're using this in the middle of nowhere it can give the enemy a signature that you're not supposed to be there. it can tell an enemy where you're operating. >> reporter: a global heat map has been posted by a company called straba. you're running or biking route is linked to gps but the heat map is lighting up the locations of u.s. soldiers wearing deviesz like fitbits and working out at military bases all over the world including in combat zones making those service members more easily trackable for their enemies. >> look at the level of activity along this strip, along this route, as an enemy i would focus
every motor attack, every rocket attack in this area right here just based on that graphic. >> reporter: in heavily populated areas like new york or los angeles a lot of workout locations postings don't stand out but at military bases in remote areas like afghanistan, iraq and africa, that activity stands out like a soar thumb and it doesn't tell an enemy just where a soldier happens to be jogging. they leave their devices on when they do other things. >> it allows us to see a pattern of life develop so we can trace how do people live, where do they eat and sleep how do they move throughout the day and also where do they exercise. >> reporter: using the heat map, twitter users have flagged locations of what they believe are a cia base in somali, a patriot missile site in yemen and u.s. special operations bases in areas of africa known as militant hot spots. cnn hasn't verified those claims. the strava heat map is not live. it shows activity accumulated between 2009 and november of
2017 when the map was updated on the strava app, still security experts say the heat map shows patterns that are recent enough to give away sensitive information. >> we can see when these soldiers leave their fitbits on and leave their base we can make our patrol patterns and supply lines and those are potential targets. >> reporter: no one is blaming manufacturers like fitbit for the security concern. >> a pentagon spoerkzman says james mattis was made aware of the discovery of the information and that the pentagon is now reviewing its policies regarding smartphones and wearable zee vices. strava, the company that makes the heat map tells cnn that the map excludes activities that are marked as private, that its working with people to better understand its privacy settings and working with the military and government to address any sensitive areas that might appear on a heat map, brian todd, cnn, washington. >> thanks, brian. cnn juliette kieiam is joining
us now. first of all, i know you are a boston gal, so i especially appreciate you taking a few minutes with us to discuss this story. >> i'm at a party about six minutes away so they're waiting for me. this is perfect counterprogramming at this stage. >> excellent. let's discuss the vulnerability our country -- our country's men and women who are serving overseas using these fitness tracking devices can be in. how concerning is it? >> well, it is -- let's just put this in perspective. this is historical data so the bigger concern is actually sort of pattern and practices, where is their location, do the service members go to a certain place or time regularly. something that you wouldn't want our enemy or even an ally to necessarily know. so while it may not be an immediate threat for service members it would give someone a foreign country or terrorist some knowledge of pattern and
practice behavior. that should be the biggest concern of the pentagon's at this stage. >> are you surprised this hasn't come up before given we have been in the digital age for some time? >> it is really true. when i -- when this story broke a little bit ago i was sort of surprised that this hadn't been an issue before. it's unintended consequences of technology but what you also have to remember is our service members are in the 21st century as well and the worst thing would be for the pentagon to overreact and say you can't use these devices. they're beneficial to people, they help them keep in shape and there's probably some balance between, you know, exposure of where service members are and not allowing them to use things like fitbit including ensuring the service members put it on privacy mode when they're, you know, outside a base or something like that. >> do you think security policies need to be reviewed at other agencies in the u.s. government? >> yes.
i think absolutely. in particular you would think about entities like the coast guard, border patrol or others in which -- in which they actually have a rhythm to their watching and they're -- and what they do. what you'd want to make sure is that rhythm is not exposed to an enemy or to people trying to cross the border or to a migrants on the ocean and so what the pentagon needs to do is just ensure that that exposure is minimized but without sort of undermining, you know, these are service members, they're committed to us and we don't want to make their lives any more difficult than they already are protecting us. >> can you think of other apps that could cause similar problems that, you know, individuals just to have on their radar? >> yes. when you think about how your phone, i'm pointing to my phone now knows where you are and
knows where you may want to go anywhere from, you know, an uber or lyft to my running app to other apps that do fitness, all of them are going to have geo tracking. they're going to know where the person is with their phone. you can imagine there's some activities in which you don't want the individuals to have their phones or to just ensure that things are put on privacy mode so that -- that the vulnerabilities are at least minimized at this stage. the number of apps that -- i have on my phone that tell me -- that tell the world where i am is probably too many for my own good too. >> all right. good to see you again and go patriots. >> yes! i guess we could say that. >> i'm saying that for you juliette. >> as long as i'm back by halftime. that's what i care about. >> excellent. thank you. after the worst day for the dow in years, what could be in store for investors this week.
alison kosik has before the bell report. >> we're worried about rising interest rates spook investors again? those fares sent stocks sharply lower especially after the january jobs report showed wages grew at the strongest pace in eight years. wages were up 2.9% compared to a year ago. the u.s. economy also added 200,000 jobs last month while the unemployment rate held at a 17 year low. the strong report just added to wall street's jitters. investors are worried the federal reserve may have to raise interest rates more aggressively to keep the economy from overheating. tomorrow jerome powell will be officially sworn in as the new fed chief and markets are already counting on a march rate hike at his first meeting at chairman. this week investors will also get more companies result. so far it has been a pretty solid earnings season with 48% of s&p 500 companies reporting 77% have beaten estimates. in new york, i'm alison kosik.
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