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Full Episode: Friday September 11, 2020
"From ABC News World News. This. Week. I'm Chuck Iverson in new. York. Coming up president trump downplays the pandemic line. I said as we have to become, we can't be panicked western states ravaged by wildfires. This could be the greatest loss of human lives and property due to wildfire in our state's history new evidence of election interference saying that he's been an actor Russian agent for over a decade Abrupt Rochester, police retirement chief writing the events over the past week are an attempt to destroy my character and integrity the NFL kicks off a new season we wanted to sell unity I. Hope Our fans will support us like they do. The people and events that made headlines when world news this week continues. Revelations this week on the US handling of the covid nineteen pandemic according to Bob Woodward's new book and accompanying recordings, President trump talked privately about the severity of the corona virus. Even as he was telling the nation's something else more from ABC News Chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl President Trump insisted did not lie to the American people kissed spite what he told Bob Woodward about intentionally playing down the threat posed by corona virus. Here's an excerpt from the audiotape obtained by CNN just read the air that's how it's passed. And so that's a very tricky one. That's a very delicate one. it's also more deadly than your. You Know Your even your strenuous flus for more deadly. This is five per you know this is percents versus one percent less than one percent you know. So this is deadly stuff but just three weeks after that. But that's a little bit like the flu. It's a little like the regular flu that we have flu shots for I I really think talking order truth. Flu. And you know it's going to be it's going to be. I asked him to explain why did you lie to the American people and why should we trust you? Terrible question and the phraseology didn't lie what I said is we have to become we can't be panicked and your question the way you phrase that is such a disgrace. It's a disgrace to ABC television network. It's a disgrace to Europe lawyer. And that's the answer you're ready because I love you. More. said. Earlier on the flu and you went out and told the American public. This was just like the flu. One year's order. Now and five times right five times you ever heard the expression five types we've had flu years where we lost one, hundred, thousand people the flu is a very serious problem for this country also. But just said, this is worse. Than the most strenuous flew okay and then went out and said, it's just like the flu. What I went out and said, it was very simple what I went out and said is very simple. I want to show. A level of confidence and I want to show. Strength as a leader and I want to show that our country is going to be fine one way or the other. Downwind. down. Down told hold. Is No I don't want to jump up and down and start screaming death death because that's not what it's about. We have to lead a country the president then tried to deflect blame to Woodward if Bob Woodward thought what I said was bad. Then he should have immediately right after I said it gone out to the authorities in an interview with sixty minutes Woodward said it was the president's responsibility to be truthful with the American public. This is the tragedy. President of the United States has a duty to warn the public will understand that put. If they get the feeling that they're not getting the truth thing, you're going down a path of deceit and cover up for his part. Joe. Biden is saying the president's mishandling of the pandemic has cost. American lives. You saw what Columbia Medical School pointed out in March had he acted one week earlier the river thirty, one, thousand more people alive waved the white flag he walked away. He didn't do a damn thing think about it. Think about what he did not do. and. It's almost criminal. US is now nearing two hundred thousand corona virus deaths in the global race for a vaccine. One trial was stopped in its tracks when a volunteer suffered an adverse reaction. ABC's steals Saami has details. The final stages of human trials at the University of Oxford are being put on hold because one of their volunteers reportedly suffered a suspected serious adverse reaction. A spokesman for the company developing the drug tells a medical new service that they're now hoping to minimize any potential impact of the trial time line the chief executives of nine drugmakers who are racing to produce a vaccine that prevents covid nineteen are promising the world that safety is. Their top priority in their rare statement together, they write that they won't ask for approval or even emergency use of any vaccine until demonstrating safety and efficacy to a phase three clinical study we believe this pledge will help ensure public confidence in the rigorous scientific and regulatory process for weeks. Now, the President keeps suggesting that a vaccine could be ready election day. So we're going to have a vaccine very soon maybe even before very special date date. I'm talking about his critics say he's rushing things for political gain, but even Joe Biden says it's good for everyone if the trump administration can help produce a safe and effective vaccine that's readily available by November? Back tomorrow is. The recall election. We. Need it. Now, the CEO of Pfizer says they'll know soon if the president's time line is possible or base case predicts that we will have an answer in by the end of October, the nation's top infectious disease doctor still doubts a vaccine will be ready by election day he does think more than one will end up making it to market, but says, the demand will be so high you likely won't get to choose I don't think you're going to be able to pick and choose like you would. In a candy store, it's been more than a month since an extra six, hundred dollars a week federal unemployment benefit ran out and congress just can't seem to agree on another corona virus economic relief bill. The most recent proposal, a slimmed-down Republican package failed mostly along party lines. On this vote the yeas are fifty to the Naser forty-seven, three fifths of the senators duly chosen and sworn not having voted in the affirmative the motion is not agreed to the Senate's failure to advance the plan it increasingly unlikely. An agreement on more corona virus relief will be reached before the election. Democrats. All voted against the plan arguing the economy needs much more aid Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell was able to unify majority of Republicans to vote in favour of the proposal. Senator. Rand Paul was the only GOP member to vote against the Bill Elizabeth Chelsea ABC. News Washington as lawmakers work on the next Kobe relief bill the Justice Department cracks down on those defrauding the last federal program these defendants US lies to obtain millions of. Dollars in funds and then spent those funds not on their workers. But on things like luxury cars, homes, renovations, Diamond Jewelry, even adult entertainment and trips. Las Vegas Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian Rabbits, has fifty-seven people are facing charges for allegedly falsely obtaining payroll protection program funds. The pandemic has changed everything this year and that includes remembrances for the nineteen th anniversary of the September eleventh terror attacks. The tolling of bells marked a passenger planes impact with the World Trade Center and when the towers fell nineteen years ago. Corcoran. The pandemic meant the recitation of names of the two, thousand, seven, hundred, fifty, three victims was recorded at the official commemoration. Raymond. Brent. Hearst and read in person at an alternate ceremony nearby. Just. that. We read their names alowed remembrance of one unimaginable event altered by another Aaron Katersky ABC news new on the nineteenth anniversary of nine eleven. President trump heralded a new diplomatic agreement in the Middle East President Trump announced Friday that Bahrain will normalize diplomatic relations with Israel the president called this quote a historic breakthrough to further peace in the Middle East the sand was loaded up with blood. And now you're GONNA see that. A lot of that sand is going to be loaded up with the Israel. Bahrain announcement comes on the heels of the US brokered agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates to establish full diplomatic relations on the condition that Israel commit to not annexing parts of the West Bank Karen Travers ABC News Washington the skies over California glowed a dark orange this week as wind swept erratic wildfires escalated across ten western states. Officials are making grim discoveries in Oregon Washington and California including the death of a child more from ABC's Matt Gutman. The door complex fire rapidly growing into one of the largest in California's history at its worst torched thousand acres. Every thirty minutes sending thousands fleeing in Oregon where forty eight wildfires burning throughout the state one fire galloping through towns around Medford Oregon with ferocity. This could be the greatest loss of human lives and property due to wildfire in our state's history Chevrolet image, showing what Phoenix just south of for looked like earlier this week from space, the entire west coast smothered in smoke on. Let's. Tens of thousands of evacuees, clogging roadways as they drove through that orange hell scape firefighters stretched thin across the state and in Medford we saw helicopters making dozens of drops. California passing the grim milestone of two million acres burned a record, the and fire in Monterey County moving. So quickly, fifteen firefighters were forced to deploy fire shelters. Those are only used when their lives are in immediate danger. The fires in the Medford area destroyed about six hundred homes. You don't only get a sense of the scale of destruction, but also entire landscape leached of color. This is a sea of grey, an ash and kristen metal in another neighborhood Tim Engelhardt took us with him to see of his home was still there with landmarks gone the neighborhood unrecognizable friend of ours house here. A couple brands and Destroyed I. Even find. He was with his daughters and grandson picking through the wreckage I'm I'm so surprised that the people was able to get out of here alive his grandson Andrei finding his prized possession eight light up keyboard earned himself. Special special personal gift that he got learning Durant is bikes. Remember what we say clicked. replaceable right. Right. Okay. Being on something close Gary. With, four months still to go until the end of wildfire season, this year has already produced historic destruction in Washington fire claiming the life of a one year old boy and badly burning his parents. ABC's Matt Gunman as a country countdown to election day there's new evidence of foreign interference. Microsoft says it's detected and stopped a series of cyber attacks from hackers and Russia China and Iran targeted the trump and biden campaigns. ABC's Pierre Thomas says the Treasury Department has sanctioned a Ukrainian lawmaker for attempting to influence the November election stunning new accusations against Ukrainian lawmaker Andre Dirk catch who worked alongside the president's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani the Treasury Department is now sanctioning dirk catch claiming that he's been an actor Russian. Agent for over a decade who maintained close connection with Russian Intelligence Services Giuliani joining forces winter cashing an effort to prove the entire probe into Russian interference in the two thousand sixteen presidential campaign was a hoax. My goal here is just one simple goal, and that is to defend the president of the United States individually against the original false charges a Russian collusion but authorities have developed evidence that Giuliani was apparently collaborating with the enemy according to the Treasury Department. Recent months dirk catch has been trying to illegally undermine the upcoming twenty, twenty US election accusing dirk catch of spreading false and unsubstantiated narratives about US officials authorities say this past Spring Dirk has released a series of heavily edited audiotapes decide to. In the US presidential race, some of those tapes attempting to smear Democratic candidate Joe Biden and his son Hunter ABC's Pierre Thomas. Some people deny there's any attempt by Russia to interfere in the election ABC News Senior Congressional correspondent Mary Bruce has a new whistle has come forward alleging he was told to withhold that information probably former top official at the Department of Homeland. Security says, the trump administration tried to quote sensor or manipulate intelligence for political gain Brian Murphy says he was told to stop producing intelligence reports on Russian interference in the two thousand, twenty election in part because it quote made the President Look Bad. Now, we know from US intelligence that Russia. is trying to spread misinformation to try and boost the president's reelection chances. But Murphy says he was told to stand down on reporting the Russian threat. He says, the order came directly from the Acting Secretary Chad. Wolf and he was told a quote specifically originated from the White House. Murphy also claims that he was told to downplay the threat posed by violent white supremacists and to instead include information in his reports on violent left-wing group so that it better matched up with the president's public comments on this. Now, the White House says that Murphy's whistleblower complaint is based on false allegations that he adjusts flatly denying these claims and Democrats are outraged and investigating they're calling. To testify later this month ABC's Mary. Bruce it's illegal to vote twice an election but one state is investigating cases of double voting in the primary fills Georgia investigating voters casting two ballots one via mail, and another on election day we have found potentially one thousand cases of double voting here in Georgia Secretary of State Brad Ravensburger says the cases we're in about one hundred counties during the June ninth primary and runoff elections on August eleventh. He says some of the alleged double votes were recorded, but they did not impact the outcome of the election Lionel MOYSE ABC News a federal court finds that President Trump's attempt to exclude unauthorized immigrants from the census count violates. The law three judge panel in New York says, the commerce secretary can't leave out people who are living in the country illegally from census population totals which are used to determine congressional seats. The judges say those living in the country illegally do qualify to be counted, but the judges didn't say whether President Trump's July order violated the constitution, the ACLU calling this a huge victory for voting immigration rights census count is sent to wrap at the end of September Andy Field ABC News. The Justice Department is seeking to take over president trump's defense in a defamation case brought by advice columnist e Jean. Carroll Attorney General William Bar officials who are elected hand answer press questions. While they're in office even if those questions relate to their personal activity. and could bear upon their personal fitness. is in fact, in the course of federal, Employment Barrels Attorney calls the legal move shocking Rochester. New York is looking for a new way forward in the wake of Daniel prudes police custody death ABC's Trevor All has more surprise announcement amid accusations of a cover-up Rochester in turmoil. Amid ongoing protests in the wake of the death. Of Daniel, prude a staggering shakeup of police department leadership, police, chief, Laurent Single Terry, and at least six top members of his command staff abruptly leaving their positions, the mayor and city council blindsided by the news it was unexpected I didn't know that it was spanker happened chief single Terry had been weathering calls to resign from protesters sense. This disturbing body camera footage was released last week put. Your hands on your back showing Daniel proves fatal encounter with police nearly six months prior officers say prude was spitting at them. They covered his face with the hood later, pinning his head to the ground prudes death has been ruled a Homicide Mayor Lovely Warren said, the chief had misled her about the case claiming she'd been told prudes death was the result of a drug overdose, a charge chief disputed and provide factual information based on the. Incidents that I had a time. In a statement, announcing his retirement, the chief, writing the events over the past week or an attempt to destroy my character and integrity protesters demanding far more than a change in leadership ABC's Trevor All four Houston police officers have been terminated following an internal affairs investigation into the shooting of twenty year old man on the night of April twenty first Houston police answered a report of suicidal man running through a street after trying to de escalate the situation. Matches relax talk to us. The officers said they had no choice when Nicholas Chavez picked up a stun gun. He was shot twenty one times police chief us of it. Oh, I cannot defend that Houston police. Officers. Union President Joe. Gamal. Can. The officers were justified by policy training and the law and the filed appeals to their firing Jim Ryan ABC news ABC. News recently conducted an analysis of traffic stopped data finding racial disparities in several US cities ABC News. Chief Justice correspondent Pierre Thomas with details sixty year old Julia Louis is dead because of an attempted traffic stop over a Broken Tail Light Georgia Trooper Jacob Tyson fatally shot Lewis in the forehead claiming that Lewis tried to attack him with his car. Trooper Thompson has been fired charged with felony murder judge denying him bond driving while black new data suggests is more than urban myth, an ABC, news investigation in partnership with our own stations discovered that in a number of major cities. Black Americans are far more likely to be stopped by police than their white counterparts in Minneapolis five times more likely in San. Francisco and Chicago four times more likely three times more likely in Philadelphia in Los Angeles for many black Americans a simple traffic stop evokes fear Clarence Castillo Mrs nephew for llandough Casteel terribly field did everything. He could do ahead his hands in plain sight for Llandough Castille a school cafeteria supervisor was killed by police during July two, thousand, sixteen traffic stop in Minnesota. Firearm okay reach rhythm. Don't pull. It was a case of mistaken identity still was not involved in any robbery and head licensed to carry a weapon driving while black and Dillard law enforcement is one of the most serious than daily encounters that can happen to a person of color. The NFL kicked off the twenty twenty season and Kansas City Thursday night the fight for social justice was front and center around seventeen thousand chiefs fans. Filed to Arrowhead stadium for a and socially distant start to the NFL season. The chiefs were on the field during the national anthem. While the Houston Texans remained in the locker room where the Texans emerged from the tunnel at the conclusion of the anthem please join us in a moment of silence dedicated to the ongoing fight for equality in our country. Then came the booze as heard on NBC. Chiefs quarterback Pat Mahomes after the game honestly didn't hear a lot of booing. I. Wanted to show Unity I. Hope Our fans will support us like they do todd ant ABC news coming up this can make a difference just like I'm doing right now one students summer of giving when World News this week continues. It was an unusual summer vacation for Americans. Thanks to the cove pandemic but one enterprising student decided philanthropy was the best way to spend the summer off. So many children going back to school and that question what did you do this summer? How did you cope this summer and Cardiac Kerry and his answer eleven years old Hampton Virginia and he spent his summer at his lemonade stand raising money to buy diapers and whites supplies. For parents who needed help during this pandemic David my name is kid, this is my first day. It was his first day back, his school online for now, but he still hard at work on his own assignment loaded up more than twenty two thousand diapers so far. So many families touched his mother sharing another mother who was moved to tears saying this boys work reminded her of a time when she was in need to. Helping people have no idea. Coordinate telling us about that moment this summer he won't forget. It was hard searching. Almost cry myself when. She gave me a hug and started crying accident then maybe just WanNa keep doing cardiac back to school but still law that mission others can make a difference just like I'm doing right now they can save lives and be heros that never to those are the people and events that made World News. World News. This week was written and produced by Stephanie Philosophy I'm Chelsea ABC news new.