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by the president-elect against the cia. questioning its conclusion that it was russia that hacked the dnc and clinton campaign chairman john podesta's e-mails. >> they have no idea if it's russia or china or somebody. it could be somebody sitting in a bed someplace. i mean, they have no idea. >> reporter: now a bipartisan call for congressional investigations into what the intelligence agencies say russia did and why. republican leaders pointedly backing the cia over the prid confidence in the intelligence community and especially the central intelligence agencies. >> reporter: and president obama's spokesman since the ee lepgs sharply criticizing trump. >> you didn't need a security clearance to figure out who benefited from malicious russian cyber activity. >> reporter: but no unanimous conclusions about the russia's motive. cain said he he did
>> we need a full investigation. i have seen no evidence of that. >> reporter: also trump escalating his war with the cia, dismissing the agency's crown jewels, the presidential daily brief. >> i don't have to be told. you know, i'm like a smart person. i don't have to be told the same thing and the same words every single day for the next eight years. could be eight years, but eight years. i don't need that. >> reporter: all of it shocking intelligence veterans. >> in 48 hours he said the intelligence community, on which he incompetent, politicized and frankly he didn't have a lot of time for them. >> reporter: how solid is the proof that russia was behind the hacking? the cia says it has high confidence and intelligence term meaning you can take it to the bank. >> that convinces me that there is very strong, beyond circumstantial evidence to justify the claim that the russians were doing something in our
about the suspected russian spying derail trump's top choice to be secretary of state? exxon/mobil ceo rex tiller son who has deep business ties with vladimir putin . >> it's not as if they're god parent's children. it is being blown out of proportion. >> reporter: the fbi has not seen all the ci a's evidence about why russia hacked so many democratic groups. russia was trying to interfere with the u.s. election. official say probably to unsettle the and to damage hillary clinton, long a critic of putin . lester? >> thank you, andrea. this is big news in russia where they are watching with fascination, the partisan fall out over the cia report. reporter has made his way to moscow. richard, what are they telling you? >> reporter: good evening, lester. first, russia is denying any
hacked to influence the u.s. election. we spoke to a top russian law maker today who said that russia simply wouldn't do it and that if any russians were involved, they were acting individually. but that said, it's clear that russia is enjoying this, even relishing it. after all, they're not getting hillary clinton who president vladimir putin personally hated. instead they're getting donald trump, who many in the kremlin feel they can do business with, no questions asked. so, the reaction here lester? >> richard ingles in moscow, thanks. another day, another tweet and another american company knocked on its heels by the president-elect. this time it's another about the price of a military program, specifically the cost of a fighter jet he says is out of control. nbc's peter alexander has more. >> reporter: notice the joint strike fighter, the f-35 largely designed to be invisible to fly. today it avoid landing on donald trump's radar. the president-elect on
costs as out of control, insisting billions of dollars can and will be saved. that tweet taking its toll on the f-35's prime contractor, lockheed martin. its share price falling more than 5%. its market value dropping $4 billion. trump's fierce criticism came just as the israeli air force received its first f-35 delivered by defense secretary ash carter. >> israel is our first and only friend he f-35. >> reporter: but dominating the skies doesn't come cheap. the f-35 is the pentagon most expensive weapon program with an estimated cost of nearly $400 billion. the company today said it's worked aggressively to slash the price tag. >> they understand the importance of affordability for the f-35 program. and since the beginning, we have invested hundreds of millions of dollars to reduce the price of the airplane. >> reporter: just days
air force one, the tweet represents trump using his twitter feed as a negotiating tool. and there is late word tonight from the trump transition team after the president-elect had promised that this week he would outline how he'll separate his own business interests from the country's interests with a news conference that was supposed to happen thursday, that's been abruptly postponed. tonight a senior transition official tells me trump's announcement will not happen until next month, january, as well as that news conference that will election. lester, so far, no explanation for the delay. >> peter alexander in washington, thank you. now to the wicked weather pushing across the country, dumping a mix of ice and snow, triggering highway crashes and flight delays, after consecutive mild winters, mother nature is roaring and bitter cold is biting in a moment al roker will be here with the forecast. but first we he get the latest from nbc's ron mott. >> reporter: digging
before another blast of snow and cold later in the week. >> overnight it has definitely compacted and turned into ice and it's hard to get off of your cars. it's hard to get off the streets. >> reporter: across the midwest, the northeast and new england, loads of snow and sheets of ice. a dangerous combination that sent this delta jet sliding off the runway in detroit. and cars crashing into one another in a series of pile ups, a flint, michigan. >> i got hit from the front, in the back about four times and i got hit from the side. >> that is a bad feeling. >> reporter: in iowa two brothers were killed. more than 3,000 flights canceled over the weekend, another thousand today. airports now playing catch up. >> my original flight was canceled so i had to rebook with a different airline. >> reporter: polar air is headed this way. this season already very different from last year. in december 2015, the
this year, a near whiteout, and it's also much colder. new york has had three days with below average temperatures so far this december. minneapolis six, chicago seven. next up, a plunge into the deep freezer for 28 million americans. temperatures ten to 30 degrees below normal. and another snowstorm sweeping across the country, reminding americans of winter's swift approach. in the chicago area, the temperature should fall to about ten degrees tonight. after a slight warm up overnight, it will temperature falling all day tuesday. we expect it to be pretty raw around here the rest of the week, lester. >> ron mott, thank you. al, what are we looking at here? >> lester, here we go again. the polar vortex. cold air from sigh beer i can't, into canada and interior states. by mid delay week, it is going to be brutal. look at these temperatures.
thursday. 3 below chicago. 3 above by friday. and thin we have a vigorous storm system making its way across the coast. and look at what it does. by thursday, snow in billings. friday it continues moving to the east and bringing snow. into minneapolis, chicago, detroit. and by saturday, the eastern third of the country is blanketed with a mix of snow, freezing rain and sleet. it's going to make for a very he messy travel weekend as we head toward the holidays. >> all right, al, thank you. there is breaking news tonight in the war in syria. what could be the last stand for families trapped in aleppo as government forces close in on capturing a city long under siege. the fighting is fierce and there are reports of new horrors from inside aleppo as rebel forces lose their grip. nbc's kelly has late details for us. >> reporter: this is what the end looks like in eastern
families trying to flee as bombs fall around them. syrian soldiers hunting down the last hold out. and just a few hours ago, 7-year-old twitter account active again. the tweet, final message. people are dying since last night. and then, my dad is injured now. i am crying. former student sala joins the rebellion five years ago. >> >> reporter: an overnight bombardment has pushed the rebels to the brink of collapse. it's all but over this lieutenant general says. # 8% of the east once held by rebels is now under government control. thousands have fled, thousands more still trapped. among them, according to the united nations, at least.500 children, 100 doctors and nurses, and 300 seriously wounded, all in desperate need of
or get them help have gone nowhere. there is no outside help, this fighter said, no air drops of aid, no support. we put our trust in god. tonight, assad supporters in aleppo are celebrating. his enemies are being warned. you are out of time. surrender or die. kelly kobia, nbc news, london. >> there is more ahead here. still ahea a alert for holiday shoppers. major store chains accused of faking sales to trick unsuspecting customers. how to know whether you're actually getting a deal. also who made the list for this year's golden globe's nominations? after so much globe's nominations? after so much globe's nominations? after so much why pause a spontaneous moment? cialis for daily use treats ed and the urinary symptoms of bph. tell your doctor about your medicines, and ask if your heart is healthy enough for sex. do not take cialis if you take nitrates for chest pain, or adempas? for pulmonary hypertension,
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back now with a warning for shoppers this holiday season. when you're hunting for a deal, what if the so-called bargains you're finding aren't really bargains at chains are being sued for allegedly offering fake sales. nbc's news national correspondent jeff explains how these fake sales work and how you can spot them in tonight's rossen reports. >> reporter: this holiday season you're looking for amazing sales, but tonight pressure is mounting against macy's, sears, kohl's and jcpenney. the los angeles city attorney saying they're cheating you in new lawsuits
practice, misleading consumers on thousands of products by creating fake sales. like this dress at kohl's, original price $50. on sale for less. but the lawsuit claims it was never sold at the original price, a false discount. at macy's, this necklace, original price, $120. on sale for 30 bucks. but the lawsuit says it was never sold at the original price. >> we have sought a court order to put a stop to and to order these stores to pay penalties now. >> reporter: in 2013, nbc news first uncovered this at jcpenney. two former employees blowing the whistle. >> all of a sudden, the rack of $7 shorts became $14 and then they were 50% off. >> they wouldn't go on sale for 50% off. not only is it a fake sale, but they're paying more than they would have previously.
then both jcpenney and kohl's paying customers back. those stores declining to comment pending litigation. so, how can you tell if it's a real sale next time you're shopping? experts say right there in the store, hop on your phone and go on the manufacturer's website. check out the suggested retail price of the item you want to buy. if the sale price isn't any less than that, you're not getting a real sale. here's another piece of advice from experts. you can download a free app rig called shop savvy. it gives you instant price comparisons to other stores in the area. check it out. you just type in the product and you get all those comparisons right there on the spot. tips to protect all of us this holiday season. jeff rossen, nbc news, new york. >> we're back in a moment with the danger forcing the public to stay away from a popular attraction.
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award season is in full swing as globe nominations have been announced. la-la land has seven nominations while moonlight scored six nods. notably it's a diverse lineup getting attention after last year's uproar over the oscars. as nbc's jill frier reports, it could be a sign of what's to that started with another oscar ending with difficult diverse -- diverse golden globes. from viola davis "fences" to "moonlight." >> i think it's been a very strong year for movies that reflect the black experience. >> reporter: april
hashtag oscar so white in 2015 when all 20 acting nominees were white. the same thing happened again in 2016 prompting an oscars boycott in a monologue by chriss rock. they pushed to diversify inviting 46 new members, 46% women, 40% people of color hoping to avoid a oscar trilogy. >> if we see a repeat this be more controversy than there has been in the past. >> women do some things, mr. johnson. >> reporter: of course, many of the movies earning praise this year were in the works well before oscars so white. so, for rain, one strong year does not mean the hashtag is going away. she hopes hollywood studios will make more about all under represented communities. >> it's not a black and whitish yu. it's a representation issue for all those who should be able to see themselves on the screen as they pay
>> reporter: a push for more diversity in front of the camera and behind it. jill frier, nbc news, los angeles. >> a popular california beach is now closed off to the public after a dangerous sink hole opened up there. the hole appeared in the side of a cliff over the weekend, cutting off the access path to pau city of ka beach south of san francisco. it may have been caused by an occurrence known as king tides which bring some of the biggest he waves of the year. when we come back here tonight, santa claus is coming to town making sure kids who might otherwise miss out get to share in the christmas fun. >> announcer: nbc nightly news is
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every monday we like to end our broadcast with something inspiring. tonight it's the moment something all kids wait for all year. visiting santa claus is not a pleasant experience for children with autism. old saint nick is making the holiday bright for them, too. in our latest inspiring america report.
passage. the tradition was filled with anxiety. >> trying to find a place that could actually deal with him, him having autism is difficult. >> reporter: for autistic children like her son, music, lights and crowds can be too much stimulation. but this year aden is checking it all out on his own time. >> it's not like we're being rushed and he's actually being socialable, which is great. >> reporter: autism speaks is partnered with malls across the country to offer special sensory friendly visits for kids like aden before stores open. >> we might not be able to participate in a regular santa claus picture. being able to come earlier in the season is nice. >> reporter: santa has special training. no booming ho-ho-hos here. >> you wait for them to reach out to you. >> reporter: the big guy doesn't go above and beyond. sometimes he gets down
the floor with a child went viral. >> look up there and smile real big. >> reporter: for a moment, they aren't defined by their disorder. they're just kids. >> how excited are you for christmas? that excited? >> yeah. >> reporter: for parents it's the best gift in the world. >> makes me happy to see my boy interacting. >> bye-bye. >> reporter: the magic of everyone. kristen, nbc news, yonkers, new york. >> and we invite you to submit your own inspiring america stories on our facebook page. that's going to do it for us on this monday night. i'm lester holt for all of us at nbc news.
>> right now from milwaukee, this is today's tmj4 live at 6. >> all right. no snow now but if you thinks it's cold, get ready. chief meteorologist joins us now with what are we talking about? negative wind chills? >> oh, actually there are some right now. negative wind chills, below 0 out in our suburb, out inland squares. our high temperatures today were not bad. look at minneapolis. 14. international falls, minot, north dakota. 4. that's the high temperature there. that air moving in our direction. as you can see, we're all right in the teens. 19 fort washington, 16 racine.
and southwest, wind chill it is between 10 and just below 0 in much of the area. we're watching a cold front generating light snow. while we're clear now and getting cold fast with the clear skies, clouds roll in late tonight and that will take our temperatures down. not amounting to too much. down to 13 degrees at i'm talk about the wind chills. they're going to get worse. coming up in a few minutes. >> new at 6, region faced a significant winter storm and despite the condition, we needed a lot of salt. big shipment of dee eyeing brought en. bran be done was there. he joins us now. >> courtney and shannon, the