Tillerson's confirmation comes amid high tensions between Republicans and Democrats embroiled in contentious battles over Trump's cabinet picks.

In his first press conference since he won the election, President-elect Donald Trump has called the released CNN and BuzzFeed reports about his sexual proclivities garnered by Russian spies “fake news” and actually got into a shouting match with a CNN reporter.

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On NewsOne Now, Terrell J. Starr discusses Russia's history of hacking and the impact their influence had on the outcome of the 2016 election.