Some Trump Cabinet Nominees Show Disagreement in Hearings

ABC News' Jon Karl and Cecilia Vega report on Gen. James Mattis and Rep. Mike Pompeo's breaks from Donald Trump's positions in their Cabinet confirmation hearings.
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believe they were hacked at all. More on these disagreements from Jon Karl right now. We're hearing from the president-elect on in this morning, Jon. He's got a new tweet out. His first before 6:00 A.M., all of my cabinet nominees are looking good doing a great job. I want them to be themselves and express their own thoughts, not mine. Pretty remarkable not only the issues Mary talked about but a secretary of state taking his positions on climate change and taking positions on the wall from others. There are differences across the board. Will this give the president-elect a bridge back to different kinds of positions? Reporter: On issue after issue, George, his nominees have been pressed on trump's most controversial issues during the campaign, most controversial statements, another one with general Mattis is the Iran deal, which trump repeatedly blasted during the campaign and said that he would undo as president. Mattis said that when America gives its word, America must stand by its word and said that he would be in favor of keeping the Iran deal in place. The big question here, George, is what happens when the disagreement happened -- when disagreements take place after trump is president. Will these individuals be able to challenge him? Will they resign if they are asked to do -- That is a big question? Also you have still Donald Trump tweeting about this intelligence. He is saying the intelligence community blaming them for leaking this unverifiable dossier which we talked about how the Russians were targeting him. Yet, his nominees yesterday strong words of support for the intelligence community. Reporter: Strong words of support for the intelligence community and investigation, even into what's in this dossier. George, this is really something else because James clapper, the head -- director of national intelligence in his statement yesterday said point blank that the intelligence community did not leak this and here you have trump this morning saying that they did. All right, Jon, we'll get back to you but Cecilia Vega is also here because you know that Ben Carson also grilled during his confirmation hearing and wed head-to-head with Elizabeth Warren. Definitely the testiest exchange of the hearing and that is to become housing and urban development secretary. Elizabeth Warren was trying to get him to promise that none of the hud budget would go to benefit trump or his real estate business. My concern is whether or not among the billions of dollars that you will be responsible for handing out in grants and loans, can you just assure us that not one dollar will go to benefit either the president-elect or his family? It will not be my intention to do anything to benefit any American, particularly. It's for all Americans, everything that we do. Do I take that to mean that you may manage programs that will significantly benefit the president-elect? You can take it to mean that I will manage things in a way that benefits the American people. That is going to be -- Yeah, ouch. They didn't get a yes or no answer out of him on that one. He's brain surgeon. This is not his field coming in can no experience and partake on a listening tour to understand better what the needs are. More on this issue. The head of government ethics say the steps trump is taking are meaningless and that person under fire from capitol hill, Jon. Reporter: Yeah, he's being called in for an interview by Jason Chaffetz, the chairman of the committee that oversees government reform and Chaffetz is saying he wants to discuss the funding for the office of government ethics. It sure seems like a shot across the bow. He is one that has shown he's willing to be critical of trump but this sure seems to be a warning. Nothing yet on the conflict of interest from Jason Chaffetz. Wait a minute, Jon. We remember the moment that the congressman's son tried to dab behind speaker Paul Ryan. Did you see this? He had a little surprise in store last night, did the speaker of the house. He was just trying to say he knew exactly -- see, there you go, Jon. That's how you do it. Signature more, Jon Karl. Look, you know, robin, hey, robin, once the speaker of the house has done something like this, you know it's over. That is over. We have put it to bed. To Michael. All right, you put that in

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