Does New Evidence of Russian Interference Affect Rex Tillerson Confirmation?

ABC News' Political Commentator Cokie Roberts breaks down how the new information on Russian hacking will be weighed in Senate confirmation hearings.
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ABC news political commentator Cokie Roberts joins us now from Washington and good morning 'cause he's we're talking about how can trump continued to deny we had a Republicans. Also calling for an investigation into Russia's involvement but not trop so how long can the president elect continue to deny the intelligence about Russia death well. Who knows amendment trump obviously houses on dram but the truth is that he has been very dismissive. Of the intelligence community and that he keeps saying these the same guys who said that there would. Weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and they were wrong. But you know he is President Obama said yes today again that when. Trump actually sits in the Oval Office that the weight of that job we'll take over and and perhaps it will. But she don't really Paula this is a remarkable. A political development think about it. We've heard for decades. We have spent billions and billions and billions of dollars developing weapons. He mean them at the Soviet Union and Russia. This is been considered the American enemy for very long time and then that. The enemy. A dish drops out our election and the basic reaction is how Tom particularly in the Republican Party. Which had always banned the greatest fox. Against Russia. Histories interest thing and it's so we'll let let me just ask you know what does this mean for the confirmation of Trump's choice for secretary of state Rex Tillerson the CEO of Exxon. We've all seen him in those champagne toasts with Vladimir Putin. How are these new revelations likely to affect his is. Appearance in front of a cent. Well I think there'll be fireworks and lots of speeches made but I think in the end he gets confirmed. Unless something else happens it would be. Extraordinary to deny him a new president is secretary of state. Cokie Roberts thank you very much.

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