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Four Israeli Soldiers Killed In Truck Attack; ISIS Claims Two Suicide Bombings In Eastern Baghdad; Confirmation Hearings For Cabinet Nominees Begin Tuesday; Trump And Son-In-Law To Outline Divestment Plans; North Korea Blames Hostile U.S. Policy for Missile Launches; Challenges for Secret Service Guarding Trump; Deadly Cold, Snowstorms Across Europe; "La La Land" Big Winner at Golden Globes. Aired 1-2a ET

Aired January 9, 2017 - 01:00   ET



[01:00:00] ROSEMARY CHURCH, CNN ANCHOR: A deadly truck attack kills soldiers in Jerusalem, and Israel's Prime Minister says the driver may have been an ISIS supporter.

North Korea announces its one step closer to launching an intercontinental ballistic missile and puts the blame on the United States.

Plus, a record breaking night in Hollywood by a movie fit in Hollywood. We will have the highlights from the Golden Globe Awards.

Hello and welcome to our viewers all around the world. I'm Rosemary Church and this is CNN NEWSROOM.

Israel's Prime Minister says all signs indicate that the man who carried out the deadliest attack in Jerusalem in months may have been an ISIS supporter. We want to show you surveillance video of what happed and we do need to warn you it is shocking and disturbing. Israeli soldiers were getting off a bus near the old city of Jerusalem Sunday a truck came right at them. An officer and three cadets were killed. Israeli police shot and killed the truck driver. More now from Orem Liebermann.


OREM LIEBERMANN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visiting the scene of the attack just a few hours after it happened, said there are indications the truck driver in this case, the attacker was a supporter of ISIS. In the in the ensuing investigation, police said they've arrested nine suspects, five of whom are family members of the attacker, who police say is a 28-year-old Palestinian from East Jerusalem, from a neighborhood that's quite close to where this attack took place.

Police have also increased security in and around the area to try to prevent any copycat attacks. Police say there are no ISIS cells in Israel, but again, it's Netanyahu who's saying this attacker may have been inspired by ISIS. Israel's Education Minister called this quote "viral terrorism". That is incitement and inspiration of terrorism that's promoted and propagated on social media. It's been a big effort of Israel's security forces to crack down on social media incitement not just after this attack but over the last few months.

Meanwhile, Israel gets ready to mourn four of its own soldiers killed in this attack, three women and one man, all in their 20s, as well as a dozen others injured in this attack. Those slain will be posthumously promoted all their funerals set to take place on Monday.

So, let's walk you back through here of what happened. It was about 1:30 in the afternoon on Sunday. A beautiful if somewhat chilly day in Jerusalem when police see this truck driver drove his truck off the road and onto what was a crowded walkway heading straight for a group of soldiers all in their 20s getting off this bus. Again, that's where police say these four soldiers were killed as well as a dozen others injured. The attacker was shot and killed at the scene.

Now, the investigation will focus on where did the truck come from, was this planned in advance and did any else know about it, that is what police are trying to focus on or was this a lone-wolf style attack which we've seen and police have said is much more difficult to pinpoint for intelligence services and much more difficult to prevent. And yet, that will be the challenge how to spot the next one of these to prevent it before it happens. Orem Liebermann, CNN, Jerusalem.


CHURCH: CNN Global Affairs Analyst Aaron David Miller, joins us now from Washington via Skype. He's also a distinguished scholar at Woodrow Wilson International Center. Thanks so much for being with us.


CHURCH: As we've seen, the footage is disturbing, the outcome shocking, another deadly incident involving a vehicle being used as a weapon. What impact does an incident like this have on efforts to find peace in the Middle East?

MILLER: I mean, those efforts right now, where it reached a fundamental impasse, and I'm afraid that the situation on the ground between Israelis and Palestinians is going to get worse before it gets worse. I mean, the vast majority of these - of these attacks since October 9th of 2015, roughly 250 or more. Nine percent of them are driven or carried out by lone wolves who - who essentially are not affiliated with any organization and probably not responding to any centralized authority. But they're sustained by a political, social and economic milieu, which I think will guarantee the continuation of this sort of lone wolf - lone wolf terror, particularly in Jerusalem and in which East Jerusalemites were carrying out most of these attacks have access - easy access to West Jerusalem and to Israelis.

CHURCH: And we understand that police have identified the attacker as Fadi Qunbar, and Israel's Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu has gone so far as to say that there's every indication the attacker was an ISIS sympathizer. Now, we don't know that and it hasn't been confirmed yet, but how significant would that be if it were the case?

[01:05:00] MILLER: Well, the Prime Minister has made these claims before. And again, we have to distinguish between an ISIS directed attack and one that is inspired in which an individual on social media has access to these sort of Jihadi websites. Interestingly enough, 90 or so of the Palestinians who survived these attacks over the last six to eight months when interviewed by the Israelis all say that they were heavily influenced by social media and the internet. And it's quite clear that as ISIS gains on the ground in Iraq and ultimately in Syria, are reversed and the caliphate begins to shrink, we've seen it already in Europe and we're going to see more. The ideology that generates and inspires ISIS will serve as a fundamental bridge or link to any number of aggrieved Muslims or Arabs on the ground who are prone and vulnerable to this sort of influence.

CHURCH: Yes, and this is the big concern, isn't it? So, if ISIS is somehow linked to this attack, either directly or indirectly, what needs to happen next and what role might the U.S. play going forward under the new leadership of Donald Trump after January 20?

MILLER: Well, I think you're going to see clearly a -- if the President-elect's campaign rhetoric is any indication you're going to see a drilling down and - and a more intense concentration and waging of war against the Islamic state, what that means in practical terms, frankly, on the ground in Iraq and Syria are not known. In the Israeli-Palestinian arena, however, I fear that you have a perfect storm brewing, which frankly is not going to lend itself to ameliorating this situation. Number one, you have an incoming administration that has already made it unmistakably clear, that in many respects, it's going to be fundamentally in favor of many of the policies, certainly in the punitive new ambassador, assuming he's confirmed, Mr. Friedman, has already made place - he's taken positions that go well beyond those of the current Israeli government.

And if, in fact, the administration decides to move the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, it could actually be a matter of very close proximity to where this attack took place today. That's going to further exacerbate the situation, make Jerusalem not just its political but its religious dimension, a fundamental issue in violence and terror. So I think at the moment, the signs and indications of real seriousness of purpose in terms of trying to diffuse this situation between Israelis and Palestinians, doesn't look very good with regard to the incoming administration.

CHURCH: Aaron David Miller, always good to get your perspective on these matters. Many thanks.

MILLER: Thank you.

CHURCH: And the deadly incident set off a lot of condemnation, but not in this Gaza refugee camp. Thousands of Hamas supporters march through the streets, praising the attack, and yelling out anti-Israel chants. The group tweeted that it is quote "a normal response to the primes of the Israeli occupation."

A new video appears to show the moment of the Florida airport shooting. We are about to play it and we do want to warn you it is very disturbing. TMZ obtained this surveillance video. It shows the shooter in a blue shirt there walking in the baggage claim area, he reaches for his gun and opens fire. Authorities say, the suspect, Esteban Santiago, told them he shot at the first people he saw. Five people were killed, six others were wounded.

Well, prosecutors say Santiago has confessed to planning the shooting, flying from Alaska to Fort Lauderdale, and expected to be charged on Monday and could face the death penalty if found guilty of the federal charges. Dan Simon has more now from Anchorage.


DAN SIMON, CNN CORRESPONDENT: His troubles began after serving time in Iraq, relatives say. Esteban Santiago spent 10 months in the war- torn country, earning a combat action badge. His brother says the changes in him were apparent.

BRYAN SANTIAGO (through translator): They had him hospitalized for four days and then they let him go. How are you let someone leave a psychological center after four days when he's saying that he's hearing voices, that the CIA is telling him to join certain groups.

SIMON: Santiago's brother referring to the 26-year-old's meeting with the FBI and a subsequent mental health evaluation. Santiago on his own walked into the FBI's Anchorage office last November seemingly to explain the demons in his head.

MARLIN RITZMAN, ALASKA FBI SPECIAL AGENT IN CHARGE: Mr. Santiago walked into the Anchorage FBI office to report that his mind was being controlled by the U.S. Intelligence Agency. During the interview, Mr. Santiago appeared agitated and coherent and made disjointed statements.

[01:09:49] SIMON: Authorities say they didn't find his behavior threatening, but there is ample reason to alert the local police who took him to a psychiatric hospital. In his meeting with the FBI, Santiago said he had gun, which was ceased by the agents.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Santiago was having terroristic thoughts and believed he was being influenced by ISIS. Santiago had a loaded magazine on him, but had left his firearm in his vehicle prior to contacting agents.

SIMON: CNN has learned the evaluation lasted less than 72 hours, Santiago, a free man. And a month later, he got the gun back from police. The same gun law enforcement sources say he used to shoot 11 people at the Fort Lauderdale airport. Santiago's troubled history also includes a domestic violence case involving his girlfriend at this home in Anchorage. In court documents obtained by CNN, Santiago was charged with assault and criminal mischief. He allegedly broke down the bathroom door in his girlfriend's home, and the woman told police that Santiago yelled obscenities while strangling her and smacking her in the side of the head. Santiago pled no contest but the charges set to be dismissed if he stayed out of trouble. While the motive for the shooting remains unclear, Santiago's neighbors are left wondering why he chose Fort Lauderdale as his target.

PERETTE CARTER, SUSPECT'S NEIGHBOR: You know, we've been on the alley sometime getting firewood, you know, he could have just shoot everybody up, just in the vicinity. If he went down -- all the way down there to shoot someone.

SIMON: Despite the FBI's interaction with Santiago, he was not placed on a no-fly list.

RITZMAN: There have been concerns raised about why Mr Santiago was not placed on a no-fly list. I want to be clear, during our initial investigation, we found no ties to Terrorism. He broke no laws when he came into our office making disjointed comments about mind control.

SIMON: So why would someone who is clearly mentally disturbed be able to get his gun back? Well, the US attorney in Alaska says there was no legal basis to prevent him from having it. A judge would have needed to declare him quote "mentally defective to deny him his second amendment rights." Dan Simon, CNN, Anchorage.


CHURCH: ISIS is claiming responsibility for two suicide bombings at a busy market in Eastern Baghdad on Sunday. The first one happened when an attacker blew up his car in Sadr City. At least 11 people are killed, 25 were wounded. In the other attack a man wearing an explosive vest blew himself up killing at least five people and wounding 12. ISIS says the bombings targeted Shiites.

Iraqi counter-terrorism forces have reached the east banks of the Tigris River in Eastern Mosul. It's the first time troops have reached the river since operation to retake the city from ISIS began in mid-October. Troops have also retaken a key hospital in Mosul. Security forces killed more than 125 ISIS militants, Sunday. Hundreds more residents are fleeing Mosul as troops recapture neighborhoods. The UN says more than 125,000 people have been displaced and about 2300 people are fleeing each day.

Iran has lost a pivotal figure in its modern history. Former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani died Sunday at the age of 82. State media report he suffered a heart attack. He was president from 1989 to 1997, and later remained a key voice in Iranian politics. CNN's Becky Anderson looks back at his life and career.


BECKY ANDERSON, CNN ANCHOR: December announcements, former Iranian President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani dead at the age of 82. Known for his political tenacity, Rafsanjani dominated the political landscape in Iran for more than three decades. He was a controversial figure to some by inside and outside of the country. A close confidant of Ayatollah Khomeini, he shot two political prominence after the 1979 Islamic revolution. He was elected as the first speaker of the newly established Iranian parliament until 1980, a position he held until 1989, a period coinciding with the Iran-Iraq war. Under Khomeini's direction, Rafsanjani also served as the defector

Commander-in-Chief of the Iranian military throughout that eight year conflict. After the war, his two consecutive terms as President of the Islamic Republic were dubbed by his supporters as the reconstruction period. Rafsanjani pursued liberal economic policies and tried to rebuild ties with Iran's neighbors.

[01:14:52] After his presidency, Rafsanjani remained a powerful player in Iranian politics including serving as a close advisor of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei who he supported in becoming the country's supreme leader. Rafsanjani's political leaning (INAUDIBLE) began to diverge from Khamenei, a fact that would eventually sideline the old revolutionary.

In 2005, Rafsanjani ran for president, but lost to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, an opponent he criticized his bombastic foreign policy language and populist ideology. And after the disputed presidential elections in 2009, Rafsanjani sided with the protesters. While his decision helped his popularity among supporters of the green movement, it was politically costly, diminishing his influence behind the scenes.

But by 2013, Rafsanjani's moderate vision for Iran put him back in play as his close associate, Hassan Rouhani, was elected as Iran's seventh President. His death then, just months away from Iran's next presidential election, will deal a major blow to moderates such as Rouhani, who lost both a leader and a mentor in Rafsanjani. Becky Anderson, CNN, Abu Dhabi.


CHURCH: Confirmation hearings are scheduled to begin in Washington this week but Donald Trump's nominees could face a delay. We will explain just ahead.

Plus, despite a major hacking scandal, we will explore what Donald Trump's presidency might do for U.S.-Russia relations. Back in a moment.


CHURCH: The next phase of the transition to Donald Trump's presidency begins this week, with confirmation hearings that his cabinet nominees including attorney general nominee, Jeff Sessions. Democrats are trying to delay the hearings until background checks are completed, but republicans are pushing ahead. Ryan Nobles, reports.

RYAN NOBLES, CNN CORRESPONDENT: This will be a week filled with important people related to the Donald Trump transition answering some tough questions, including the President-elect himself. Donald Trump will hold his first official press conference since winning the election on Wednesday. He's expected to outline how he'll remove himself from his global business empire and any potential conflicts of interest. But it won't be just his business that President-elect will get questions about, new concerns are being raised about his son-in- law, Jared Kushner, who's expected to join his father-in-law in an as not yet revealed role in the White House. The New York Times reporting this weekend, that Kushner had a meeting with some prominent Chinese businessmen after the election to close an important investment in his company. Now Kushner's lawyers say he, too, will begin to divest from his business.

Now, also facing heat, Trump's cabinet nominees. Starting Tuesday, a group of his most prominent picks will appear before senate committees for public hearings. But some of them may have not filed the necessary paperwork with the independent Office of Government Ethics, and that has democrats concerned. But republicans, like Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, argue that it's all just part of the process.


MITCH MCCONNELL, U.S. SENATE MAJORITY LEADER: So, all of these little procedural complaints are related to their frustration at having not only lost the White House but having lost the senate. I understand that, but we need to sort of grow up here and get past that, and need to have the president's national security team in place on day one and papers are still coming in, and so, I'm optimistic that we'll be able to get up to seven nominees on day one, just like we did eight years ago.


NOBLES: That was McConnell on CBS. The first two hearings take place on Tuesday, Trump's pick for attorney general, Jeff Sessions and his pick to lead the Department of Homeland Security, John Kelly. Trump's pick press conference takes place Wednesday, in New York City. Ryan Nobles, CNN, Washington.

CHURCH: Meantime, Trump's top aide, Kellyanne Conway, is brushing off questions about Russian hacking during the presidential election. She acknowledged there were hacks but told CNN's Jake Tapper, they didn't affect the outcome of the election.


JAKE TAPPER, CNN ANCHOR AND CHIEF WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT: Has he been persuaded that Russia did carry out a comprehensive cyber campaign against Hillary Clinton and what is he prepared to do about it?

KELLYANNE CONWAY, SENIOR ADVISOR TO DONALD TRUMP: Jake, if you read his entire statement, followed the briefing on Friday, he makes very clear that Russia, China, and others, have attempted to attack different government institutions, and businesses, and individuals, and organizations, over a series of time. He specifically mentions the Democratic National Committee, because that's why we're having this conversation. I don't want any of your viewers to be misled into thinking that somehow the Kremlin and the Republican Party or the -- that they had -- the -- Kremlin was dealing with any of the hackers and bringing that information back to Moscow and somehow that -- anybody who allegedly attempted to influence our election is actually did. If you read the full report, they make very clear. Mr. Clapper and his testimony made very clear on Thursday, under oath, that the - that any attempt, any aspiration to influence our elections failed. They were not successful in doing that. And it's a very important point. We're talking about this because we had embarrassing leaks from the DNC e-mails. There were no fireworks in that report because there was no firewall at the DNC.

TAPPER: Well, what they said, what the Intelligence Community said, is that there was no evidence that Russia was able to penetrate any of the voting machines and affect the outcome that way, but they made no conclusion whatsoever, they said they didn't have any evidence and it wasn't in their charge to determine whether or not the information that hacked by Russia, that was ultimately leaked to the public, whether or not that changed any votes.


CHRUCH: Kellyanne Conway with our Jake Tapper there.

Well, Donald Trump has the icy ties between Russia and the U.S. can thaw once he takes office. Jill Dougherty has more now from Moscow.


JILL DOUGHERTY, CNN FOREIGN AFFAIRS CORRESPONDENT: Donald Trump has been tweeting about improving the relationship between the United States and Russia. "And together, solving a lot of the big challenges, the big problems, that the world encounters." That, of course, is music to Vladamir Putin's ears because he has been saying all along, he wants the U.S. and Russia to work together on things like fighting terrorism. But when you get down to the specifics, that is where the rubber hits the road and it becomes more difficult, because after all, previous U.S. Presidents have said much the same thing.

Here's one example, the Iranian nuclear deal. The United States and Russia help to negotiate that agreement and, of course, both countries support it, but Donald Trump does not. Does that put him in opposition to Vladamir Putin? It would appear that it does, unless he changes his mind.

These are some of the details that make that relationship much more complicated. Essentially, Vladamir Putin has defined what he believes are the interests of Russia. And Donald Trump will have to do the same, what he believes are the priorities and the best interests for the United States. The question will be, will those interests align? Jill Dougherty, Moscow.


CHURCH: British Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, is visiting the United States. The former London Mayor will meet with Donald Trump's closest advisors and congressional leaders. They will focus on relations between the U.S. and United Kingdom, and other foreign policy issues.

In her first interview of the year, British Prime Minister, Theresa May, says Brexit means finding the right relationship with Europe.


THERESA MAY, BRISTISH PRIME MINISTER: We mustn't think about this as somehow we're coming out of membership but we want to keep bits of membership. What we must say is, what is the right relationship for United Kingdom that is no longer a member of the European Union. People who simply talk about issues around membership of the single market, access to the single market, we're looking at the means. I'm looking at the outcome, and the outcome is a really good ambitious trade deal for the U.K. with the European Union.


CHURCH: She was also asked about an upcoming meeting with Donald Trump after he tweeted that he was looking forward to it. Mrs. May said she's already had two very positive conversations with the President-elect.

Well, North Korea says it could launch an intercontinental missile any time anywhere. The possible consequences of this threat against the U.S., that's still to come.

Plus, the challenges of guarding Donald Trump, the head of the U.S. Secret Service talked exclusively to CNN.


[01:31:04] CHURCH: Welcome back to our viewers all around the world. You are watching CNN NEWSROOM and I'm Rosemary Church.

We will check the stories we're following this hour.


CHURCH: North Korea says its leader, Kim Jong-Un, could launch an intercontinental ballistic missile anytime and anywhere. Just last week the country said it was close to testing the long-range missile. North Korea blames the U.S. for its missile development, citing a hostile policy toward Pyongyang.

CNN's Paula Hancocks joins us live from Seoul, South Korea with more on this.

Paula, understandably, this has unnerved many. And the timing coinciding with the transition of the power in the U.S. just days away from the in inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.

PAULA HANCOCKS, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Rosemary, nothing happens by accident in North Korea. There's never a case of the timing not being thought about. Everything is very heavily choreographed. The timing they would have looked at very closely. A lot can be read into the timing of this. It's basically up to Kim Jong-Un, who can launch a ballistic missile, an ICBM, any time he wants. This is an ICBM that could hit the United States, the mainland. And it's not clear whether or not he has that capability. Only he knows that. But it has everybody concerned.

North Korea, from its point of view, say there's only one reason they feel the need to test this kind of missile, because they feel under threat.


UNIDENTIFIED ANCHOR (through translation): Obviously, the U.S. is wholly to blame for pushing us to develop an inter-continental ballistic missile as it has desperately resorted to a policy hostile towards us for decades to encroach upon its sovereignty and vital rights.


HANCOCKS: This is the line we've heard from Pyongyang repeatedly over the years, blaming Washington for what they feel is a hostile policy and they feel the need to have this capability.

It has officials around the world very concerned. U.S. defense officials saying they're watching any developments from North Korea far more closely than in the past. They are always watching them closely but they have more intelligence officials watching satellite images, other intelligence to make sure they don't miss any developments -- Rosemary?

CHURCH: Understand that. While North Korea's leader is planning to launch ballistic missile, what do we know about that and its real capabilities?

HANCOCKS: We know they have carried out satellite launches in the past. North Korea says it's a peaceful satellite launch, a rocket, a missile with a satellite on top to launch into space. Experts say that is what an intercontinental ballistic missile would be. It's a cover-up. All you have to do is change the top. You put a nuclear warhead, a conventional warhead on the top of this technology and it's the same effect.

What we haven't seen proven by North Korea is reentering into the earth's atmosphere and hitting a target they preordained. It's very difficult for them to do that without having the capability and without having a target in mind. It's difficult to know exactly what their capability is.

But U.S. officials say they have to assume what Pyongyang says it has, it does. It's too dangerous to think otherwise. They have to have the working assumption they could carry out the launch. Reentry is crucial, something that hasn't been tested -- Rosemary?

[01:31:10] CHURCH: All eyes on Korea.

Paula Hancocks joining us from Seoul, South Korea, where it's just after 3:30 in the afternoon. Many thanks.

Coming up, guarding Donald Trump, it's become one of the most challenging jobs in the world. The man charged with doing it talks exclusively to CNN.

Plus, it's Hollywood's biggest party of the year. A recap of the Golden Globe awards, coming your way in just a moment.


[01:39:52] CHURCH: In just 11 days, a new U.S. president will be sworn in. Not only does Donald Trump have a large extended family for the Secret Service to guard, there's also Trump Tower in New York City.

CNN's Pamela Brown spoke with Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy in an exclusive interview, his first since Trump was elected, about the challenges of guarding the president-elect.


PAMELA BROWN, CNN JUSTICE CORRESPONDENT: There's reporting the Secret Service has been considering setting up a post in Trump Tower.


BROWN: What can you tell us about those plans?

CLANCY: We often do this whenever there's residence, a second residence, we'll have a command post set up to have great communications. And the command post is not just Secret Service agents but other entities as well so we have our partners available. So, we are looking at some space up there, yes.

BROWN: OK. i think people at home are thinking, my gosh, you will rent an entire floor. That must be a big price tag by you guys.

CLANCY: First of all, we can't accept any gifts. We have to pay for property we need. This is critical to continuity of the government and critical to the protection of the president, so it's something that needs to be done.

It's no different than what we've done with other presidents. Down at the ranch, we had an area set aside for the emergency action team, so to speak, and we will do the same thing at Trump Tower. We rented some property in Chicago when President Obama first became president, for his trips when he was going out to Chicago. This is what we typically do, so no change in that regard.

BROWN: This would go to Trump, presumably. Does he cut a deal with you guys at all?

CLANCY: They've been very fair and understand our responsibilities and been very accommodating.

BROWN: You'll be protecting the president and his family under a different roof. The president in the White House and buy and son in Trump Tower, at least temporarily. How will that work?

CLANCY: We have a detail assigned to the first lady coming in, Mrs. Trump and we have people at Trump Tower. We're prepared for that. Very often, the first lady will be separated from the president as they travel separately sometimes, and this is a longer period of time.

BROWN: But this is one of the busiest cities in the world and it's on one of the busiest avenues in the busiest cities. It must present a security challenge.

CLANCY: It does present a security challenge. All our protectees had unique residences. I go back to President Bush, Bush 43, the ranch, protecting the vast volume of acres and large perimeter. Certainly, President-elect Trump, Trump Tower presents a different challenge for us. We have a very good plan in place, working with the New York Police Department.

BROWN: What is the challenge?

CLANCY: We want to make sure the industry and businesses in close proximity, they're able to operate. When I've gone in -- I've been up to Trump Tower few times. When i go into Trump Tower, the restaurant is full and Starbucks is full of people. The challenge is to allow those businesses to continue to operate but in a security manner. And the residents that stay at Trump Tower, we want to make sure they're in a safe environment, too, and don't want to impede their access. We're constantly looking for that balance and working with the community on how we can best enhance what we're doing, so it's a more pleasurable experience.

BROWN: Like i said, this is a huge tall building in one of the busiest cities in the world. We live in a day with evolving security threats, like drones. Does any of this keep you up at night?

CLANCY: Everything keeps me up at night.


CHURCH: The head of the U.S. Secret Service, Joseph Clancy, speaking with CNN's Pamela Brown in an exclusive interview about the challenges of guarding the president-elect.

I want to turn to the weather now and a combination of record cold and extreme snowfalls have turned deadly over the past several days across Europe.

Our Pedram Javaheri is here, meteorologist at CNN, to explain what's going on.

Not only Europe. The southeast in the United States has been appreciatively cold.



JAVAHERI: Absolutely. And part of Europe, too, Rosemary, it's been so expansive, where you expect it to be cold down to Turkey and we have all shipping ports closed because of icy conditions are across that region.

The perspective on what is going on here, pretty expansive region, avalanches across Switzerland, no showers, heavier at times like Romania and blizzard conditions. Almost 2 feet of fresh snow has come down in Naples and Italy and that temperature was the single coldest temperature ever observed in Italy. The current wind chill, 11 below in Warsaw, 17 below in Kiev, Moscow a minus 32. That is what it feels like. We know conditions on the refer begins to freeze over. You work your way over portions of Mediterranean island of Cyprus, 19 below in Belgrade. Istanbul, minus 11. And ushering all the cold air-locked around Turkey as well. Even portion those of Greek isle, higher elevation and the forecast.

How about this? If you're getting married in the case of Istanbul, it starts to get back the latter portion of the week. In Belgrade, this is a warehouse where some migrants have found shelter in extreme temperatures. In Belgium, four people lost their lives and the blue is another sign of additional cold air. Dublin, steamed off many temperatures brings them back to the freezing mark where snow showers are expected.

This is climatologically, this is when you expect it to be cold. This is typically, from the second to third week of January to February, precisely when you see extreme temperatures and the coldest of the seas takes shape, Rosemary. It is happening, and it's happening across the United States and Europe. And in Australia, the opposite where the heat is on right now.

[01:46:57] CHURCH: Exactly. i must say, that couple getting married in the snow, very brave. Not my choice.

JAVAHERI: Absolutely.

CHURCH: Not my choice.

JAVAHERI: Got to do it if you have a plan.

CHURCH: Thanks so much, Pedram.

JAVAHERI: Thanks, Rosemary.

CHURCH: Appreciate it.

The city of stars shined bright Sunday night and the Golden Globe awards honored the best in film and television. A look at the night's big winners. That's to come. Please stay with us.



[01:51:12] CHURCH: Many of the biggest names in film and television turned out for Hollywood's biggest party Sunday night, the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards.



CHURCH: The night kicked off with a star-studded musical number led by host, Jimmy Fallon. In movies, the musical "La La Land" dominated the night, winning seven awards, a record. On the TV side," The People Versus O.J. Simpson" led with five nominations, winning best actress and best TV movie or limited series.

Entertainment journalist, Kim Serafin, joins me from Los Angeles with more on this.

Good to have you here, as always.

What a night! "La La Land" had the edge going into this and didn't disappoint along with other players, including "Moonlight." what might this signal for the Oscars?

KIM SERAFIN, ENTERTAINMENT JOURNALIST: i think "La La Land," i think it gives it an edge. It has that Hollywood aspect to it. Award films love when they have the Hollywood praising it aspect like "Argo" and "La La Land" had that, an old-school musical with a modern twist and fantastic performances, a movie nobody thought could get made. It swept the night and won best actress for Emma Stone and best actor for Ryan Gosling, best screen play and best score and best original song and best director. It was sweeping the night and i think everybody thought this would be the standout movie, not a surprise there.

CHURCH: It certainly lived up to expectations. And memorable speeches from the likes of Meryl Streep and Tracee Ellis ross from ""black-ish" and political jokes in there and pretty big message, too, how was that received?

SERAFIN: Really nice. Tracee Ellis ross and back to last year, everyone was talking about the whole Oscars so white issue. And you have Oscars celebrating diversity. Loved that Tracee Ellis ross got up and dedicated her award to women of color and gave a very moving speech. The question was would there be political references during the Golden Globes? Would there be political jokes? Clearly a year where Hollywood was not happy with the outcome of the elections and people expected there would be political jokes and there were. Jimmy Fallon opened up a joke about we're at the Golden Globes where the popular vote matters. Meryl Streep came out and gave a very emotional speech talking about Donald Trump, how it upset her when he mocked a disabled reporter. Then she went on to talk about the press. And Hugh Laurie spoke about the last year of the Golden Globes because anything that has Hollywood, foreign and press in it, probably isn't going to be around much longer. A lot of Hollywood stars got up there and took on the whole political climate, specifically Donald Trump.

CHURCH: you mentioned Jimmy Fallon, as host of Golden Globes following in the footsteps of Tina Fey and Ricky Gervais, how did it go?

SERAFIN: i think he did great job. I don't think any expected him to be snarky Ricky Gervais and Jimmy Fallon was more friendly and positive and a lot of buzz that he would do a great opening number. He did this great big opening musical number similar to "La La Land." i think people loved his opening number. He was very funny and kept the show going and rolling and didn't insult celebrities and none of that Ricky Gervais humor there and did a fantastic job.

CHURCH: Any surprises? What will people talk about.

[01:55:12] SERAFIN: I think what people will be talking about, "La La Land" sweeping. And i think people will be talking about political jokes and political references people were making. Twitter is abuzz with what Meryl Streep was talking about because she was very passionate and very strong and made a lot of points. This is just the start of awards season, so expect a lot of political discussion continuing into the Oscars.

CHURCH: We'll be watching closely.

Kim Serafin, always a pleasure. Many thanks.

SERAFIN: Thanks so much.

CHURCH: And thanks for your company. That wraps up this hour of CNN NEWSROOM. I'm Rosemary Church. Remember to connect with me any time on Twitter at RosemaryCNN.

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