Full Episode: Wednesday, June 12, 2019
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The president on twenty twenty on the new polls that show several Democrats beating the president in head to head matchups. And George asks if a foreign power Russia, or China offers dirt on his opponent, this time would the president. Take several other breaking headlines tonight, the new surveillance just in his thirties. Now, call it, it coordinated assassination attempt on former Red Sox star David Ortiz. You will see multiple angles just released by investigators John Stewart and those first responders from nine eleven here in New York City, and the horrific toll on their health tonight after blasting congress for threatening funding dragging their feet, and taking aim at politicians who were no-shows. What's now happened tonight the plane crash into the water and the discovery at this hour, the son of a sheriff's deputy tonight, charged with federal hate. Crime accused of torching several black churches. Bad weather moving into the east coast. Several major cities and what could bring dangerous driving and flight delays. The Stingray scare off the coast up to fifteen people stung, the new warning after Cuba Gooding junior says he will turn himself into the NYPD for questioning what we're learning in this case tonight and America strong. The father and daughter and the dance this is ABC news tonight with David Muir, vide- bigness, great to have you with us here at Wednesday night, and we have several developing stories but we begin tonight with the exclusive interview just before we came on the air. Tonight, President Trump with our George Stephanopoulos. The president talking about the race for twenty twenty and those new polls getting a lot of attention that showed several Democrats ahead of the president in head to head matchups. Joe Biden with the biggest lead over the president tonight. The president saying those polls are untrue, and telling Georgia has a strong case to make to the American people why he should be re-elected and. George asking the president, if the Russians if China have on his opponent, this time around would he entertain it or would he call the FBI? Let's get right to George live at the White House tonight where this interview just wrapped up, George good evening. David good evening, was an extraordinary forty eight hours access like we've never seen before to the president of the United States on Air Force One in that presidential limo, the beasts and in the Oval Office where the president took on those polls, he calls fake as we walked into the Oval Office. President Trump had already tweeted about new poll showing him behind the Democrats clearly not happy. Why does it potty some because? It's untrue. I like the truth, and I'm actually a very honest, if I thought they were correct, I wouldn't be complaining at all. I understand that it's like the witch hunt that goes on the Russia investigation, a topic he raised I and return to again. And again, as he spoke in the White House over on Capitol Hill. Donald Trump junior was arriving to testify again. Another director, your son dying juniors before the Senate intelligence committee today. Again, he was not charged with anything in retrospect, that not only wasn't he charged if you read it with all of the horrible, fake news. I mean, I was reading that my son was going to go to jail. This is a good young man that he was going to go to jail in June of two thousand sixteen just months before the election. Don jR received an Email from a business associate promising dirt on Hillary Clinton from the Russian government, Don juniors response. If it's what you say, I love it the conversation led to a meeting in Trump Tower that included the president's son his son in law. Jared Kushner and a Russian lawyer, Don jR insists nothing came of it, and special counsel, Robert Muller concluded there was not enough evidence to charge, a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia. And then the report comes out and they didn't even say they started. The FBI when he got that, okay? Let's put yourself in a position year, congressman somebody comes up and says, hey, I have information on your opponent. You call the FBI. I can think I mean from one you do. I've seen a lot of things over my life. I don't think in my whole life I've ever called the FBI in my whole life. I you don't call the FBI. You throw somebody out of your office, you do what gore got stolen briefing book he called the FBI well, that's different is stolen briefing. But this is this is somebody said we have information on your opponent. Oh, let me call the FBI. Give me a break lifeless or director says, and that's what should happen. The FBI director is wrong. You're camping this time round of foreigners if Russia if China if someone else offers you formation upon, it should be accepted or should be called the FBI I think maybe do both. I think you might wanna listen. I don't this nothing wrong with listening if somebody called from a country Norway, we have information on your opponent. I think I'd wanna hear you want that. Interference in our elections. They have information. I think I'd take it if I thought there was something wrong go, maybe to the FBI, if I thought there was something wrong. But when somebody comes up with upper research, right? They come up with a research, oh, let's call the FBI. The FBI doesn't have enough agents to take care of it. But you go and talk, honestly to congressmen, they all do it. They always have, and that's the way it is. It's called upo research. So let's get back to George tonight, George, it's very clear. The race for twenty twenty is also on the president's mind the tweets already trading attacks, Joe Biden, and he told you that he believes he has a strong case to make for reelection. He's excited about the case on the economy on tariffs and trade. Dave news excited about relaunching next Tuesday, Orlando says it over seventy thousand people will attend. So he's ready to go out to the country and make that case. But it's also clear as you saw David that he's angry at the press angry about those polls and still very concerned and, and interested in that Russia investigation, or an incredible access over a couple of days doorstep Annapolis, at the White House, tonight, George, thank you. And of course, George. You'll have much more first thing in the morning on good Morning America at a primetime special in the coming days, that date and time coming in the meantime, we do move onto the other major news. This Wednesday night, we have new surveillance tonight. Multiple angles the thirties and the Dominican Republic. Now claim the shooting of baseball legend. David Ortiz was a coordinated effort to kill him. They released the surveillance, just today of that crowded club and the gunman shooting or TS in the back, just one part of what you're about to see right here and tonight, we have new information coming in now and Ortiz's condition. Tom yomas in Boston again tonight. Tonight. Dramatic move the chief of police in the Dominican Republic holding up the gun. He says was used to try and kill David Ortiz announcing they arrested the alleged hitman who pulled the trigger along with others and releasing this avalance video showing what he describes as a coordinated effort to kill in that video, you can see to Hyundai's parked in front of each other one man getting out of one of the cars, a motorcycle nearby that motorcycle, the alleged getaway vehicle shown moments later with two men on it driving down the street moments before the ambush. Police say the suspects stocked Ortiz while he was out at a nightclub in some of the Mingo on Sunday night. The gunman wearing a baseball cap walking up to big Papi shooting him in the back the sound of gunfire, sending club goers running from their seats. And today police announcing that alleged gunman is Roe fee crews, he's under arrest along with five. Other men in custody for the attempted murder of Ortiz police say they are still looking for at least one more suspect, and that the bounty to kill the baseball great was less than eight thousand dollars tonight, or teases wife says the former slugger was able to sit up and take some steps, but will remain in ICU over the coming days. Tom yomas live from Boston again, tonight, we're teases now recovering in the beginning. Police said robbery was not the motive Tom as you reported. So police now revealed any possible reason or motive for the alleged. David, it's very strange today. Police gave us so much. They revealed the alleged plot the suspects, they say, they have confessions, we have the who, but we don't have the why for some reason, police will not reveal why those men got together to allegedly try and kill David Ortiz. There are several rumors right now circulating around the Dominican Republic. But for now David they remain rumors back to you with us tonight. Tom, great to have you. It was last night, here we showed you. That emotional moment on Capitol Hill. John Stewart with first responders from nine eleven blasting congress for dragging its feet for threatening funding and blasting and couple of politicians who didn't show up twenty four hours later. What's happened now? Let's get right live. Terry Moran in Washington tonight with more on the vote that took place today, Terry David, this is a big step and one that is no doubt made possible by that passionate advocacy of John Stewart. The full House Judiciary committee, Democrats and Republicans unanimously voted today to pass and fully fund the nine eleven victims compensation. And make it easier for those first responders to file claims and get them heard expeditiously doesn't happen much in this in this town. When we get a bipartisan majority like that, it now goes to the house floor where it's expected to pass the key person. Now Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell. He said today, he hadn't looked at the issue lately that triggered Senate minority leader, Chuck Schumer of New York to say, please, put it on the house, on the Senate floor and get this Bill done that should come later in the summer, but stay tuned. A big step today in large part, thanks to Jon Stewart, David. We'll be watching Terry. Thank you next tonight. There are new federal hate crimes charges that string of arson fires that destroyed African American churches in Louisiana. The son of a sheriff's deputy twenty year old Holden. Mattheus is now facing those charges, and here's ABC's Stevenson samba, again, tonight, federal prosecutors tonight, say it was his hatred for religion moved this twenty one year old son of a local sheriff's deputy to burn down three black churches in Saint Landry. Louisiana, holding Matthews is now facing both state and tonight, federal hate crime charges for the church burnings on March twenty sixth, April second and April fourth. Occurred on the clue that led investigators to the deputy son was a red gas can found at the third fire on April fourth here at Mount Pleasant Baptist church. Authorities trace that can to a local WalMart and say that receipts and surveillance videos show Matthews buying the tools. He needed to start the fires. They say surveillance video shows him driving. His father's gold pickup truck at each location, a gofundme page set up to help the churches rebuild, as now raise more than two million dollars. Here's his pleading not guilty to the state charges. If convicted of the federal ones he could be sentenced to more than one hundred years in prison. David St Louis insomnia. Who's been following this case for Steve? Thank you, next. The weather threat on both coasts tonight, the east bracing for heavy rain and several major cities. This could be a dangerous driving and flight delays ahead. So rob Marciano tracking it all for us. Of course, rob, great Seve. I see you David another late season. Soak it here in the east with the Carolinas Georgia area very saturated. They're getting the opening round just sit on the radar scope at the rain shield extends all the way back in a Missouri. Because the upper lows over Michigan gotta take a couple of days for this to get through tomorrow. The folks will be on that coastal though, DC Philly Baltimore in the morning. I ninety five heavy rain, getting in New York, and then eventually Boston with maybe more rounds coming in the evening in the west another record breaker, for Portland and Seattle Pacific breezes kicking tomorrow. But the he's going to be up there, again in Phoenix and Vegas right into the weekend and getting in and around here in the northeast tomorrow. David is not going to be easy. David toray. Rob. Thank you, next to a major development in that college admission scandal, a federal judge handing down the first sentence tonight to a coach who pleaded guilty. Prosecutors had asked for thirteen months. But what that judge gave instead ABC's Johnson in Boston tonight. No prison. Time for the former Stanford University head sailing coach instead, a judge sentencing John van damore to just one day. Time served and two years supervised release as part of that college admission scandal. This mistake impacted the people I love admire most van or pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit racketeering. In one case prosecutors say he created a fake sailing profile for Chinese student, UC gel after receiving a five hundred thousand dollar bribe from the schemes accused mastermind Rick singer mid-september, I'm getting down her family allegedly paying six point five million dollars to singer, but never charged arguing they were tricked into believing the money was going to charity gel, no longer attend Stanford. What makes Mr. van Amores case, unique compared to the other defendants. He didn't talk at any of the money. It went all to the university. Stanford says it plans to donate that money, today's sentence, a potential setback for prosecutors who had ask for thirteen months, Felicity Huffman who also pleaded guilty. We'll be sentenced in September seeing this week at her daughter's high school graduate. Nation in pictures posted by the Daily Mail, but Lori Lachlan in her husband fighting back both pleading not guilty and Johnson joins us live tonight from the courthouse there in Boston and wit. Prosecutors had asked for prison time did not get it today. So a lot of folks are gonna be wondering what could this mean? For Felicity Huffman and Laughlin. Well, David the judge today pointed out that the Stanford coach is likely the least culpable of all of the other defendants with her guilty plea. Prosecutors are recommending four months in prison for Felicity Huffman. Laurie Lachlan and her husband could face years behind bars if convicted David, which Unson live tonight with thank you overseas this evening in those pictures from Hong Kong were tens of thousands or sending a message to China protesting new legislation that would allow people to be sent to China for trial. Some protesters clashing with police who lobbed tear gas and rubber bullets ABC foreign correspondent James Longman is on the scene. Tonight. Only with umbrellas and they youth. Thousands of protesters clashing again with Hong Kong. Police rubber bullets Tegas raining down on the huge crowds blocking roads through the heart of this global financial center advancing riot police ripping through barricades officers, taking direct aim. There's been this cotton mouse between police on the students all day, but now take is being deployed with hood, it just behind this building at least seventy two in hospital, some with serious injuries fighting future many resort just teenagers angry at a proposed extra additional which would send those wanted by Chinese authorities back to the mainland. They say it underlines Hong Kong Special status, and Beijing could use it to target political and economic rivals. The Dan did with ROY Kaz suspending debate as many couldn't reach the chamber. But the government here is adamant the law will pass sooner or later at James Longman reporting tonight. We do know that, that street has now been cleared, and even though these protesters James have temporary victory lawmakers are still vowing to push that Bill through allowing China to essentially come calling. That's right. David authorities have any open this street, but protest is all clear. They will be back on these streets and they will stay until a vote on this law. Goes ahead and beyond Davis James Longman reporting in from Hong Kong. James, thank you in backyard home tonight. There was a very rare sight of the skies over Washington C today, Marine Corps, f thirty five fighter jet flying over the Washington Monument, and the White House, as President Trump and the first lady, along with the polish president at his wife watch from the rose garden, the fly over Mark Poland's agreement now to buy f thirty five's from the US there is still much more ahead on world news tonight, this Wednesday after Cuba Gooding junior says he will turn himself into the NYPD here in New York for questioning what we're learning in this case also had the plane crashing into water today. Urgency teams rushing to the scene searching for victims. And there is news coming in on discovery late today, new developments in the search for that missing mother of five where police are now looking tonight and what her estranged husband now out on bond we've seen doing today. And the Stingray scare right off the coast tonight, up to fifteen people stung and the new warning. 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That's when to delta agents came to the rescue contacting their headquarters who managed to find a spare plane to fly the group of forty one students in chaperones directly to Virginia, essentially a private flight, nobody else was on there, except us and the kids were absolutely amazed as planned it got to see all the sites. Thanks to some. Help that came out of the clear blue sky. American Airlines did apologize for the cancellation which they say was weather related and out of their control. A delta spokesperson told us this story is a testament to the culture and heart of delta people David competition alive in strong Linsey Davis. Our thanks to you to the index of other news tonight, the deadly plane crash into a lake near Orlando authorities recovering the bodies late today of the pilot and the passenger the system going down shortly after takeoff, the pilot reporting, low fuel the FAA NTSB are investigating tonight, new developments in the search for that missing mother of five in new Canaan, Connecticut. Police dive teams today in the water in Avon searching for Jennifer dulas her estranged husband photos, Dula out jogging today. Wearing an ankle monitor one day after pleading not guilty to tampering with evidence. There has been a Stingray scare in San Diego County up to fifteen people reportedly stung swimming along the beach there accidentally stepping on Stingray's. Authorities are blaming warmer ocean temperatures for their increase in the area swimmers are now on heightened. Lert there tonight and news this evening, about actor Cuba Gooding junior. He's accused of groping a woman at a rooftop bar in New York City, TMZ obtaining video of him at the bar with others. He reportedly plans to turn himself into police for questioning because the insists he did nothing wrong finally tonight, here America strong. Even when the odds were against him the father determined dance with his daughter after all, is the father of the bride. This is the story of a father, determined to dance with his daughter, the new bride a dance that looked unlikely harmony Walton's father, Bruce, Walton is an ex NFL player about two years ago, Bruce, suffered a series of health battles, which took his hearing and left him using a Walker. So when it came time to prepare for harmonies wedding, they came up with an idea, Bruce, picked the song over the rainbow because he knows the words and he chose Israel comical, bullies version of that famous song, and in front of that wedding party armies, handle her heart thing. Think dance. You can see harmony mouthing the words to her father harmony telling ABC news were totally on beat then came the ugly cry and her father tonight, saying it was very emotional for us, both. I had zero rhythm with my dance moves, but I didn't care. It was one of the most beautiful moments of my life freeze. Framed in my mind forever. Harmony, and her father, Bruce and their dance. Thanks for watching a Wednesday night, I'm David Muir. I hope to see you right back here tomorrow from all of us here at ABC news evening tonight, brought to you by indeed used by over three million businesses for hiring, where business owners and HR professionals can post job openings with screener questions, than sort review and communicate with candidates from an online dashboard. Learn more at indeed dot com slash tonight.