First Slice 12/12/16: DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis is back
Plus, Trump's transition team wants to know which energy department staffers worked on climate change
>> Burrell Ellis, who was removed from his position as DeKalb County CEO during a corruption scandal, could return to office today after the Supreme Court of Georgia reversed his attempted extortion and perjury conviction.
>> People who think Atlanta Police officers used excessive force or acted improperly can now file anonymous complaints and actress Jasmine Guy is helping to spread the word.
>> Coca-Cola has a new CEO. Meet James Quincey, who's taking over for Muhtar Kent.
>> Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp is accusing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security of attempting to hack into his department's computer systems. The feds say the attempt came from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection division — which is not normal — and is "deeply concerned with this situation."
>> Rex Tillerson, Pres.-elect Donald Trump's likely pick to lead the State Department, is "a man who has worked his whole life running a parallel quasi-state, for the benefit of shareholders, fashioning relationships with foreign leaders that may or may not conform to the interests of the United States government," says Steve Coll, the journalist who wrote the definitive history of ExxonMobil.
>> Also: Trump's transition team is asking for information on Department of Energy staffers who worked on climate change. One current department official called the move, one that has raised concern that the Trump transition team is trying to figure out how to target the people, including civil servants, who have helped implement policies under Obama," "intrusive."
>> The Ku Klux Klan says it is not a white supremacist organization. Eh.