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Full Episode: Monday, January 13, 2020
"Tonight the unsettling move us now expelling within twenty Saudi military trainees right here in the US. The Attorney General is now out calling it a terrorist. ACT The deadly shooting at a US naval air station. In Pensacola. What they've now learned the move tonight to expel the Saudis who came here to the? US US to train. Also images coming in now confirmed tornado hitting high school cars on top of each other more than twenty tornadoes and severe weather killing at at least twelve and now to new storm systems. Moving in one right across the country snow and ice in the east ginger time this out it could have been much worse. That deadly the attack outside New York City. We have alarming new reporting tonight. The bomb in the car the shrapnel that could traveled five football fields outrage the streets of Iran tonight after that country admits to mistakenly shooting down that passenger plane news tonight on the pizza'd showdown win. Will the trial begin. And is there any chance it could be dismissed in the Senate the key meeting tomorrow. The candidates dropping out of the race for President Tonight American family swept out to sea. Right off the coach of the US that desperate. Search the queen tonight allowing Prince Harry and Duchess Mega. Create that new life but the clues and the Queen's own words the major league cheating scandal the Houston Astros general manager and manager. Both fired officials say they pulled off their feet before they got caught the volcano emergency the evacuations underway tonight and tiger. Woods ten year old son at his golf swing this is. ABC News Tonight with David Muir visiting in his started another week with all of you at home and we begin tonight with an alarming development this evening the US now forcing out at least twenty one Saudis who had come come to this country for training some of them flight training but tonight federal authorities say they're extremist views were discovered in the wake of that deadly attack at the US Naval Air Station. Pensacola we reported here on the Saudi student armed with a handgun going on a rampage. Just weeks ago at that base and tonight the attorney general now calling it. An Act of terrorism quote motivated divided motivated by Jihadist ideology. Three young sailors were killed. Eight others were injured before. The gunman was taken down tonight. What was now discovered and why those twenty-one Saudis bodies are being kicked out of the US ABC's chief justice correspondent? Pierre Thomas Leading US off weeks after that horrific mass shooting at the Pensacola Hola naval station. twenty-one Sally nationals are being sent back to Saudi Arabia this after authorities say they made a chilling discovery. At least seventeen military trainees. Rainey's were found with Jihadi literature and fifteen with child porn on their computers. I do think it's clear that we have to improve our vetting procedures a sensitive issue for the US considering fifteen of the nineteen hijackers in the nine eleven attack were Saudis that Saudi pilot who gunned down three sailors and wounded eight others was a radical radical who the FBI says was secretly planning to kill his American colleagues for months. Just two hours. Before the shooting Lieutenant Mohammed Sayed al-Shamrani was was allegedly reading and posting jihadi messages on social media he harbored anti US military an anti Israel sentiments and then he thought violence was necessary to defend Muslim countries. New evidence revealed today suggests al-Sham writing was planning a large scale massacre. He had more than one hundred and eighty rounds of ammunition for a handgun which had an extended magazine so far the FBI has no evidence. The gunman killed at the scene. Had others others helping him but agents are scrambling to access his too badly damaged. IPHONES authorities say apple so far has been unwilling to help. It's the same problem. Investigators his face after the San Bernardino terror attack in two thousand fifteen call on apple and other technology companies to help us find a solution. We have heard that question before. And Pierre Thomas with us live again tonight from the Justice Department appear authorities do believe that these phones could be key to finding out whether the gunman had any accomplices. His that's right David the FBI says they found no evidence of support but it's clearly extremely frustrated. They don't know what is on those two phones and David the FBI says the suspect intitially shot one of the phones before he was killed but right now they have no evidence that any of those trainees knew about the plot beforehand. Dan David Alright. Pierre Thomas leading us off tonight Pierre Thank you. There are new images coming in tonight. Another tornado this time slamming into a high school cars on top of one. Another and e F one one flipping these cars and Laura South Carolina Ninety mile an hour winds a severe storm near Fayetteville North Carolina. Blowing the roof off this gym. The numbers tonight are staggering. More than twenty. He confirmed deadly tornadoes. Now this devastation hot in the West and tonight a series of new storms now moving in one right across the country snow and ice eventually right here in the East we time it all out. ABC's box bore in the storm zone tonight tonight. A powerful storm striking the Carolinas confirmed e F one tornado with winds of ninety miles per hour. Touching down this afternoon in this high school parking lot east of Florence South Carolina. We were in class and we went under lockdown and nobody really knew what was happening. Cars tossed on top of each other windshields shattered. There was no tornado warning thankfully no one was hurt and in North Carolina part of the roof an elementary school gym blown off east of Fayetteville. A blessing it is. Our only three students were injured and those three students are going to be okay this after that multiday severe weather outbreak claimed at least twelve lines east of Shreveport Louisiana and e two tornado with winds of up to one hundred thirty thirty five miles per hour destroying the home of Jerry and Mary Sue Franks. They did not survive and in Lubbock Texas icy roads claiming the lives of two first responders ponders police officer Nicholas Raina and fire. Lieutenant paramedic. Eric Hill were on the scene of an accident when they were hit by a vehicle. A third first responder was critically hurt. David another look at the devastating scene here in Louisiana where that e F two tornado brought one hundred thirty five mph winds at lifted a mobile home into the air and sent tumbling across the land. Here a married couple that lived in this house did not survive today. Their adult children were sifting through debris looking for pictures of their parents though now l.. Chairs daily David Steph horrific weekend. We're thinking about those families and it continued right into today. Marcus thank you. Let's get right to chief. Meteorologist Ginger Zee because we mentioned two other storm systems also also on the move and Ginger is tracking it all for tonight. Hey Ginger Hey David. To six inches of snow shutdown. Some schools and delayed universities around Seattle Seattle. That was kind of their suburbs ended up having the first part of this but these storms are going to bring winter weather all the way down into the Sierra of California. So let's go through the timing this first one is pretty much through and it's much weaker than the next one. That's coming in so I want you to focus on the Wednesday night into Thursday time period. That is the storm that not only could impact everybody from Portland Oregon. Who now has a winter weather advisory down to Santa Barbara and Los Angeles even some snow in the mountains there and that is the storm that could bring snow and ice parts of the northeast by this weekend? David Lauder weekend and some tough weather but I still wanted to wish you a happy birthday ginger. Thank you some nights. We move on to other news this Monday night and we have new reporting here after a deadly rampage. Right right outside New York City police now say could have been much worse in fact. You'll remember the surveillance showing the attackers getting out of their van. Walking toward the Kosher Grocery store in Jersey City where they they would open fire. Tonight what was discovered in that. Vat a massive bomb that could have sent shrapnel five football fields away. Here's ABC's chief tonight the FBI revealing the suspects behind the rampage inside a Jersey City Kosher supermarket may have been plotting and even deadlier attack. We know now that they planned greater acts of mayhem. Authorities say inside their van was a bomb powerful enough to scatter shrapnel across five football fields fields along with materials. For another device David Anderson and Francine Graham killed three innocent people in that market and terrorize the neighborhood for hours in the FBI believes when a detective spotted the couple in a nearby cemetery right before the attack. It likely through off a broader plan Dan and probably saved dozens of lives. That detective was also shot and killed by the couple. This was in fact a hate crime. An episode episode of domestic terrorism the FBI saying the suspects were motivated by bias against the Jewish community and Law Enforcement David the FBI says the the suspects research a nearby Jewish community center in Bayonne as a possible target authorities say given the Arsenal. They had David that could have been catastrophic. Ari'el Russia tonight thank you overseas now into the protests on the streets of Iran after that country admitted it accidentally shot down that passenger plane. Protesters turned their anger away from the US back to their own government. Many now avoiding stepping on the American flag painted on the street for that purpose the protesters turning on their government and backyard. Home tonight new questions is about all of this. For President trump the initial strike down that drone strike. Here's chief global affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz now tonight Iran in turmoil after thousands Rosen's flooded the streets outraged over their governments admission of the shoot down of a passenger jet security forces cracking down using tear-gas gas and reportedly live ammunition against demonstrators some chanting for the removal of Iran Supreme Leader for three days the Iranian government government claimed the Ukrainian jet crashed because of mechanical trouble. Finally admitting they had mistakenly shot it down killing the one hundred. Seventy six civilians only as video and witness evidence mounted the commercial jet struck just hours after Iran attacked two American backed military bases in Iraq today. US military crews sifted through the wreckage at Ala Saad. Airbase the attacks retaliation for the killing of Iran's on top military general Qassem Soleimani the country initially united against America's targeted killing demanding. Revenge Dan but tonight a complete reversal. These crowds avoid trampling on images of the US in Israeli flags painted on the street. President trump calling that big progress but on the targeted killing of Sola money president trump's secretary of defense appearing to contradict the President President that four embassies were under threat. Today have large scale attacks plan for other embassies and if those were planned why why can't we reveal that to. The American people wouldn't help me your case I can reveal that I believe it would have been four embassies. I didn't see one with regard to four embassies. What I'm saying? His I assured the president skew that probably my expectation was they were going to go after our embassies tonight. The president pressed on the inconsistencies. First of all I think it's totally consistent assistant. But here's what's been consistent. We kill salamone number one terrorist in the world by every accounts and Martha Raddatz live in Washington awesome tonight. She's just back from Iran. Martha sources are telling you the. US intelligence community had actually been watching Qassem Soleimani since last spring exactly David and that coincided coincided with an increased campaign of violence that Sulejmani was planning against the US to try to counter the so called maximum pressure campaign on Iran. So they we're tracking his movements. In the event he became a target of opportunity but killing him was ultimately the decision made by the president. Of course David Arthur thank hugh. We're GONNA turn now to impeachment a key meeting tomorrow when the House Speaker Pelosi now prepares to send the articles of impeachment over to the Senate setting the stage for the trial of president trump. Let's get right back to Mary Bruce. She's live over the hill tonight and Mary House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Holding that meeting tomorrow. What's expected all David tomorrow morning? The House Speaker will be huddling behind closed doors with all house Democrats. What's discussing which members could be prosecuting? The case in the Senate and deciding winter finally send over the articles of impeachment. which tonight we are told could happen as soon as is tomorrow and very president trump is now suggesting the republican controlled Senate should dismissed the case against him when they get the articles speaker Pelosi with a strong reaction to that? It David. The speaker says that dismissing this case would be a cover up and even top Republicans. Tell us they don't WANNA dismissal here. The Republican leader is making very clear. They want a trial trial. David Mary Bruce with us on a Monday night Mary thank you and out of the race for twenty twenty with the Iowa caucuses just three weeks from today. Hard to believe Democrat cory booker announcing he's bowing coming out suspending his campaign. The New Jersey senator ran on a message of peace in unity but he failed to qualify for two debates in a row former Massachusetts governor duval. Patrick is now the only African african-american competing on the democratic side next Queen Elizabeth's historic announcement tonight agreeing to support Harry and Meghan their request to become part time royals the queens new message after a high stakes summit acknowledging their wished to quote create a new life as a young family. Tonight everyone looking at the clues and the Queen's words and here's James James Longman from London Prince Charles Prince William and the Prince of the center of a royal crisis today emerging from talks aimed at finding a way for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to step back from royal life. Tonight the Queen is voicing her support but admitting it was not what she wanted. Although we would have preferred them to remain full-time I am working members of the royal family. She said we respect and understand their wish to live a more independent life as a family while remaining valued part of my family atone less less likely sovereign more like a grandmother using the word family. Eight times a naming them like the rest of us. Harry and Meghan have made clear that they do not want to be reliant on public blick funds and then you lives. It is therefore been agreed that they'll be a period of transition in which the Sussex's will spend time in Canada and the UK. She's absolutely the practice pragmatist. She would not be looking at coming in. They're pointing fingers. Look back should be looking forward just ahead of today's meeting a glimpse of Unity Prince William and Harry pushing back against rumors that Harry was bullied out of the Royal Family for brothers who cares so deeply about the issue surrounding mental health. The use of inflammatory not language in this way is offensive and potentially harmful and David there is still so much to work out. Will the couple keep their royal titles. Where they're we're gonNA live and crucially? How are they going to pay the way the Queen has said she wants this sorted in days and not weeks? David James Longman again tonight James. Thank you and next tonight. The Dangerous Volcano erupting in the Philippines. Look at this tonight. The tall volcanoes roaring back to life spewing ash and steam lava high into the sky will connect lightning illuminating the the night the effects felt forty miles away in Manila where the airport was temporarily closed homes caked in Ashton. Tens of thousands already forced to evacuate next tonight here. The Major League bombshell the Houston Astros severely punished tonight for cheating stealing signs during their world series season with help from the camera trained on the field. Here's we'll clar bands tonight to two thousand seventeen world series champion Houston Astros revealed to a beat cheaters team hit with historic punishments. We broke the rules. We accept punishment shortly after Major League baseball suspended manager. Aj hinch and GM GM Jeff. Now for next season the Arizona fired them. I've had a lot of tough days over the years. But yeah this is. This is tough one. Commissioner Confirms Team Stole Pitching Signs using a camera in the outfield stands at conceded catcher signal to the pitcher in Astro would allegedly sit at this table table. Just feet away from home plate with a monitor of the camera feed and bang on this garbage can to let the Badger no the signal the astros face a record five million dollar. We're fine in loose. Several top draft picks of the next two years the investigation now turns to the Red Sox. The two thousand eighteen champions in manager Alex Cora who played for the Astros Astros in two thousand seventeen here in Los Angeles. The dodgers lost the world series to the astros in two thousand seventeen and to the red sox. Twenty eighteen one dodger says they may have lost but they did it. 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The Coast Guard has suspended the search the the alarming news tonight on Earth's oceans scientists saying two thousand nineteen was the hottest year for the earth oceans warming at increasing speed scientists say absorbing the equivalent of five or Shema bombs uh-huh every second the study published in the Journal Advances in atmospheric sciences and an image tonight like father like Son Tiger Woods on the green is a caddy for his ten year. Old On Charlie and South Florida. Charlie didn't end up winning but the swing their got. Everyone's attention is formed. Many saying looks a lot like his dad's funding tonight here. The Oscar. Nominations are out the most Oscar nominations. The joke led a nominations including being best picture. Best actor Joaquin Phoenix. Can you introduce me as joker. Martin Scorsese Irishman ten. Nominations would have to two two nods in the best supporting actor category for both Al Pacino Higher Frank because of Jimmy Hoffa and Joe Patchy at watch this read tough guys around here. I you know compete with Brad Pitt. Once upon a time in Hollywood stomach Tom Hanks in a beautiful day in the neighborhood lease Scarlett Johansson with her first ever Oscar nomination and make that two best actress for marriage story. You wouldn't even let me as much did I loved you reporting for Joe to rabbit okay. No more politics is neutral grounds table. Switzerland also supporting actress. Laura or Dern I want you to listen to me. What you're doing is an act of hope as Zellweger a best actress Judy Doc? Heresay made Oscar history. The first Korean film ever to earn a best picture nomination there were no women nominated in the directing category and it didn't go unnoticed. Little women up for best picture up for best actress Sir Sharon and Florence Pugh for supporting actress in Little Women's director at a Gerwig upper best adapted screenplay saying tonight I hope our little women does for another generation of girls and women what it did for me. Light liked to fire to write your book. Make your movie singer Verse Actress and You should have a life on the stage. The Oscars Sunday February ninth right here autopsy. And I hope to see you right back here tomorrow. Connect hey everyone is. ABC's Paula Ferris. I'm the host of journeys of faith as you know all too well. We are in in an election year so on this season. We're talking to twenty twenty presidential candidates and other political figures about how their faith and religion influence their a person and their politics. 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Full Episode: Friday, December 27, 2019
"Evening thanks for joining us. Imagine having your daughter snatched from your arms in broad daylight stranger. Abductions are not typical only a tiny fraction of cases out of hundreds of thousands of missing children every year. But this nightmare scenario came true for one Texas mother last May tonight. ABC's Pierre Thomas gives us a rare look at how a community of heroes came together to bring that little girl home raising through the night streets. The destination and unremarkable hotel suburbs suburbs of Fort Worth Texas. Guys look out the window. I'm not trying to let him see you tomorrow around. Do you have the room information from three thirty three fast. The target a small uh on the third floor of mission to prevent a truly worse case scenario tonight eight hours I am captivated. A city exclusive access inside a police raid in your life on the line never before seen soon body cam footage of the final confrontation every second matters. It gives you got her. We got her. We got her Dallas Fort Worth home to more than seven and a half million people many them living in quiet suburban neighborhoods. Like this one mile. After mile of driveways and lush backyard's a place where families can safely stroll down the sidewalk but that sense of safety was shattered on a warm Saturday. Evening back in May what is it. Okay record my daughter we we. Do you recall where you were to call. I was at home and I just knew that this case was different. high-sea was a detective on call. Call that day when she got the first report and eight year. Old Girl snatched right out of her mother's arms All He's the scary hand rousing let's say crappy Gradu- The car forbid officers raced. Jason Seen Finding the mother but also an accidental piece of evidence when they could be critical to tracking down the kidnap. The the crime was captured on a man's doorbell. Camera shrunk the actual abduction in progress. You can see a woman fall onto the street as the car drives away then she pops up yelling for help. You have a rare combination of your mom and a detective. I was a a detective before I was a mother. And then after and after I became a mother that protective sense just grew and I could really relate more to the cases says in how the parents were feeling we begin tonight with breaking news out of Fort Worth where police say. A little girl is missing. This is security footage from a neighboring home there. This has been impact for hours. Did you feel the sense of urgency right off the bat. I knew that we had to go. The time was against us and that we just could not move fast enough. The case so heinous federal authorities were immediately brought in. US Attorney. Aaron Mealy Cox. One of the most disturbing things about this incident was the randomness of it and just the horrifying brazenness of it special agent. Chris Thompson is with a special task force investigating crimes against children less less than five percent of the abductions tracked by the FBI. Nationally are true stranger abductions. He saw something that he wanted executed on it and unfortunately took the girl role in plain sight. It seemed to escalate the level of concern that we had for the minor victim that she may indeed be in grave danger and imminent danger. The girl's mom could give a rough description description of the suspect but only a little about the car kind of vehicle and thankfully the doorbell cam provide clues to guide the manhunt surprisingly the Ring Doorbell. Video was the only piece of video. It was absolutely critical. It wasn't supposed to go off just from a passing car or from a person being served in the street it only activated because the homeowner ran outside his only a few precious frames of footage but it was enough for law enforcement to call in car experts. Who then help narrow down a make and model if you were in that area tonight? Police give police a call. Police and the community at something specific to look for that patrol response was amazing. Everybody's showing up but we're still not enough recalled him additional resources. Obviously we take very seriously every minute even every second field like internally best way I can describe it is I felt like time was my energy It felt like time was flying by and I was moving so slow and that I just could not move fast enough to every minute that passes is the situation generally gets worse and worse victim every minute that passes asses your your likelihood of having a positive outcome goes down or tips coming in absolutely yes. Dozens hundreds. I don't know the exact back number but I know that our communications unit was overwhelmed. Police operator seventy seven thirty year. Old Mother of two crystal morale had no idea what she was walking into when she arrived I shift at the Fort Worth Dispatch Center that night. It was already very very busy when I came onto my shift I was a nervous wreck with it because I can only imagine me walking down the street and this happening to me and my child she she got through. The manhunt was more than four hours. Old ahead heightened senses because every call was like I'm trying to get every piece of detail and see the okay should we. What should how should we press this? This is this just a broadcast guy. Just let our officers no. Are we actually send a call up and we need to go check this south. Every call was like that. All the details as dispatches fielded call after call tip after tip had no idea that by the next morning she would walk out of the call center a hero. Don't just watch the video Help US locate this little girl. Something else could still didn't know at that moment. Just after midnight someone. When had called nine one one reported they may have seen the suspect? Police officers from the suburb of Force Hill responded to whispering suites and extended stay hotel about seven miles from the street. Where the girl was abducted? The officers talked to the man in room. Three three three even went inside and reportedly searched for ninety seconds jackets but they didn't see a child and left. We now know the kidnapped. Little Girl was there hidden in plain sight. Reach out to for sale and the city declined to comment by then it was well into the night and most of the city was asleep but luckily not every the people people that came forward to assist in this late late late on a Saturday night of their own accord or absolutely critical in the recovery of this child around two. Am A new nine. One one call my name's Jeff King King for the girl okay on one in in Costa Morale on the other a couple of men out searching we just found Ford five hundred dollars in parking lot of a hotel. It looks like there's blood up front seat Flint Hotel. I could tell he wasn't in our city he was more so I don't know now. In Shock I transferred him over to four still and I don't know something told me to just keep listening on the call to see what was going on chat normally. I believe job would be done at that point but her decision to stay on the call turns the time. So I stay on the call and The operator was a female on the line and she was like she already knew where he was at. She knew what hotel it was. And what fee is the one that you think is pathfinder has fled life. I said well I don't know this sounds like something we should check out. It wouldn't hurt. I I go out. There crystal gets the alert out to the Fort Worth police and in minutes. She's tracking officer after officer as the arrived at the scene. Now all she can do is wait and see if instinct was right. She realized the seriousness of IT and Officers who heard they also realize the seriousness of it. The moment moment to lead to the beginning of the yes the next inside the rescue operation authorities say is the biggest biggest hero of the mall. Nightline the raid continues here again. Pierre Thomas Nearly two o'clock in the morning in Fort Worth Texas eight hours into the manhunt to find a kidnapper and to rescue a little girl. He abducted at this moment. A nine one. One recall has police racing toward this officer's body camera is rolling. It's a squad car which is a hotel in an outer suburb. You guys look out the windows. I'm not trying to let him see. The time of the officers must figure out if they have the right place and the right test bit they immediately check out the vehicle reported in the nine one one call and what looks like blood and the front passenger seat arm with the room number from the original nine one one. Call the officer with the body camera heads inside the front desk shuttered for the night. Quick can you give me an report. He worked here. You have the room information from three thirty three and you like fat. You've provided in that paperwork copy of the man's license sake. Twenty four hundred at this point just minutes. After arriving on Scene Guba the police and Taskforce Ages have enough information to make an attempt to get inside three three three they of course for exposing themselves to dangerous. We knew very little about the subject. We didn't know if he was sitting there with a with a rifle but I doubt if any of them even gave that passing their mission that point in their lives was to get in that door and find that girl head. The suspect is cool out of the room. The team didn't Russia's in searching for the girl who is nowhere to be seen got we got. We got the officers. Were leaked an Excitement clears the goes here and alive. We have had been forced was to hide in a storage bucket covered in dirty laundry. It was the same trip did work the first time. Police searched room three. We got her. We got her did not work this time. The subject had actually threaten the victim. Get get that. He was going to harm her and her family if she made in any sort of outcry or tried to notify the police. You're going to be okay okay. Excitement clearly tempered by the anger and anxiety would kidnap an attack a child. We got hold all the door. She can sit out favor. That men right there the Good Samaritan who made the nine one one call a pastor who actually knows the family on the phone with the girls dad delivering the good news for police operator em seven to Hugh Seven Bucks address the Call Dispatch Center Krista. Morale finally found out what happened. Oh man it was like a ton of bricks have been knocked off of me. I took the moment I did cry at work like after they found the girl I think it was just because my journal was so high and a sense of like. Oh we found her. She got emotional slogan when she got home realizing her determination helped to return a child to her mother's loving arms. I went straight in and I just heard my babies then I was crying. I'm getting now thinking about it and I was crying. Uh It was just a lot you could just think oh that could have been me and it was good to know. My babies were a home but that little girl she didn't she wasn't at home with her mom. She wasn't safe to use. I just say it was. It was Guy God. God laid all the debt. I went at home and I sat down at the breakfast table And everything that I wouldn't allow myself to feel that night. It hit me and I felt it hugging kids. Yes yes very much so in the aftermath of the arrests. US Attorney Aaron Erin. Neely Cox picked up the case. I don't know there are three children all girls. One of whom is an eight year old just like the victim in this case no and so to me. It was important in to bring this particular defendant. Justice Cox tried the case personally getting an indictment on federal kidnapping charges. Did you find yourselves in in brief moments thinking about what the mom was going to absolutely. I mean we we met with a family who just so courageous and inspirational to me. Personally my about how they were dealing with this the fifty one year old suspect pleaded not guilty but in court newly cox played parts of his police interrogation tape. It up pretty good where he admitted to kidnapping the girl took a jury just ten minutes to convict him so he was later sentenced to life in prison. Nobody's ever going to be victimized by this man again. If you're sitting at home and that amber alert goes off on your phone. It doesn't mean you can't do something really Cox says. The case has had a profound impact on not just her but everyone involved especially those officers there at the rescue and some of them were still dealing with the memories of that day they really dealt with it like they would their own child. Alvin finding this child but for nearly Cox Amelia. Hi C crystal morale and all those officers. The real measure of success is not found in a courtroom. It's making sure that the youngest hero a little girl who was kidnapped and terrorized can do more than just survive. She can thrive and she's definitely the hero of this story. She's she's doing great. I mean she's incredibly resilient. She's got love of strong family. who were just as prey but she is and and I like using? She's GonNa do ordinary things. One day I. I know that she's going to be with me for the rest of my life. I look forward to seeing her grow and to see her her experience all the wonderful things that life can can give to her from here on out for nightline. I'm Pierre Thomas in Fort Worth Texas. Aw and Pierre Thomas tells us a family. Spokesperson Confirms Confirms. The young girl is doing well but she is one of the lucky ones last year. Roughly four hundred thousand children reported missing in the US. If you have any information nation the National Center for Missing and exploited. Children is always open. Dial one eight hundred eight four three five six seven eight and that's nightline for tonight you can always catch our full episodes on Hulu. Thanks for staying with us. Have a great night and a great weekend America.
Full Episode: Thursday, February 13, 2019
"Tonight the ABC News exclusive one on one with attorney. General William Bar. Our correspondent asking did president trump intervened after the justice department publicly revised Roger Stone's sentencing recommendation. Just hours after president. Trump's tweet tonight. How Attorney General says this really played out saying he will not be bullied and adding the president's tweets are making it quote impossible to do my job the White House responding tonight Pierre Thomas with the interview the global fear winding tonight the deadliest yet in the corona virus emergency two hundred fifty four dead and just twenty four hours and hundreds of Americans on that cruise ship tonight. The couple the American retirees. The husband rushed off the ship and to a hospital. The discovery at the authorities for days asked for the public's help the six year old girl is found her body discovered and this video when the last time she was seen alive on the school bus massive train crash tonight exploding into flame several cars plunging into the water crew members thrown into the river. Snow Dangerous Rain now. Much of the country right into the northeast bracing for brutal Cold Rob Marciano timing it out the race for twenty twenty and tonight president trump and Mike Bloomberg trading insults. It spiraled today. It's still going on tonight. Bloomberg saying he will spend whatever it takes to defeat the president the Astros cheating scandal to players back for spring training some admitting to cheating and what they said next and four shots at halftime promise. Ten thousand dollars. He makes the shots. The crowd cheers. So why isn't he getting the money this is? Abc News Tonight With David. Muir video being in his great to have you with us here on a Thursday night and we begin tonight with. Abc News exclusive one on one. With Attorney General William Bar as we ask did the president intervene in the Roger Stone case and wipe the Justice Department publicly chain stones sentencing recommendation after the president's very public criticism the attorney general saying he made the decision on his own to overrule his own prosecutors in the stone case but he advantages. The change was made public just hours. After the president's tweet are saying the president's tweets quote. Make it impossible for me to do my job tonight. The White House is now responding to the interview. And we begin with our chief. Justice correspondent Pierre Thomas asking the Attorney General here did he talk with the President before that. Change The stone case. Did you talk to the president all about your decision regarding to recommendations never anybody from the White House? Call you to try to influence. No I have not had. I have not discussed the Roger case at the White House. On Tuesday Justice Department prosecutors recommended seven to nine year prison sentence for the president's close friend Roger Stone. The president furious tweeting cannot allow this miscarriage of justice and just hours later the attorney general officially overruling his own prosecutors to recommend a lighter sentence. Today's bar insisted he made that decision. Well before the president's tweet telling me trump put him in an impossible position. I had made a decision that I thought was fair and reasonable in this particular case and Onto the tweet occurred the question as well Now what do I do and Do go forward with what you think is the right decision. Do you pull back because of the tweet and that. Just sort of illustrates had disrupted these tweets can be. So you're saying you have a problem with the tweets. Yes well I have. I have a problem With some of some of the tweets to have public statements and tweets made about the department about Are People in the department are men and women hear about cases pending in the department and about judges before whom we have cases Make it impossible for me to do my job to assure the courts and the prosecutors and the and the department That we're doing our work with integrity. President trump is publicly raged against the prosecutors in the stone case saying they should apologize theater. Go back to school and learn because I'll tell you what the way they treated people. Nobody should be treated like bartels me. He's quote happy. Roger Stone was convicted on charges including obstruction of Congress and witness tampering. With Sabar. The president does not like to be told what to do. He may not like what you're saying. Are you prepared for those ramifications of course but the thing I have most responsibility for are the issues that are brought to me for decision and I will make those decisions based on what I think is the right thing to do? And I'm not going to be bullied or influenced by anybody. I cannot do my job here at the department With a constant background commentary that that undercuts me. So let's get to Pierre. Thomas with us live tonight from the Justice Department. Npr's bottom line tonight attorney general bill. They're insisting he was not pressured by the president he says in the interview with you. He did not talk to the president. Before recommending that lighter sentence Roger Stone they were the White House spokesman said tonight. The president is not bothered by bars comments but says. Mr Trump has the right to exercise free speech. The White House says trump has full confidence in bar but some Democrats are skeptical. Senator Blumenthal tweeting tonight. The Bar is saying translation. I'm doing exactly what president trump wants. I just wish he stopped tweeting about it. David Pierre leading US off tonight with his exclusive Pierre Thank you. We turn next this Thursday night to the corona virus emergency a staggering rise in the number of reported cases more than sixty thousand cases. Now Globally two hundred fifty four people dying and just twenty four hours the deadliest day yet and that cruise ship off Japan hundreds of Americans among the passengers tonight. There is word that some may soon be allowed off and we continue to follow that story of the American couple of retirees. The husband who's fever came back. He's now been rushed off the ship and hospitalize. Abc's Maggie Rulli from Japan again tonight aboard the Diamond Princess Team swabbing more passengers today after forty four more people were infected with the Kobe. Nineteen virus your just weighing on the ship of doom but today some passengers thought to be at high risk or the virus. We'll get a chance to get off that boat and put into quarantine onshore in Japan. John Herring and his wife watched his temperature spike day after day for about the last report gays with a fever and headache nausea. He's had to leave her behind now to go to the hospital. He's waiting for test results. All his food passed through this tiny door. Passengers stuck on the ship. Kathy MANISCALCO are trying to keep their spirits up and stay healthy the pet kidney stones and so I've been in a lot of pain and it's almost an unmanageable overnight. A jump in the Chinese case. Count only fueling uncertainty about the viruses impact. The numbers surging. Sixty thousand no second and over thirteen killed after China changed. The way counts infections. Back home in just the last day to more people from quarantine base isn't San Diego and San Antonio were hospitalized after testing positive for the virus but for those released this week from quarantine reunions long overdue because children haven't seen their mother in six weeks after her trip home to see her parents in Ripon Maggie Rulli with us again tonight. She's at the port in Japan and Maggie. Were expecting that first group of people to be allowed to get off that ship in the next twenty four hours. What did you learn tonight? That's the idea David and this is supposed to be the first wave now. They're prioritizing people who are over the age of eighty or health issues also tested negative for the virus. But David. What's important is that. This is voluntary. If you choose to leave the boat you will still have to spend the next six days of your quarantine here on shore. David Imagine the nightmare for these passengers. Onboard Maggie Rulli. Our thanks to you again tonight and backyard home. The sad turn of the case of that missing six year old from South Carolina tonight authorities now revealing. They have found the body of face wet. Look and are now treating the case as a homicide and that during the investigation they revealed they found the body of a man as well. Here's ABC's Marcus war tonight. The urgent search for a little girl in this small tight knit South Carolina. Town come to a heartbreaking end is with extremely heavy hearts that we are announcing that we found the body that the corner has has identified as fe marine swell authorities now treating this case as a homicide and they also say investigators found a male's body in the same Casey neighborhood where little fade disappeared but it is unclear. How their deaths may be connected? At this time. We feel there no danger to community the six year. Old Girl vanished on Monday afternoon. Last seen playing outside her home after returning from school these are among the last known images of fe captured on surveillance cameras getting off of her school bus before she went missing hundreds of investigators converging on this neighborhood include the FBI searching from the air and on the ground knocking on doors and going to every home in the neighborhood even picking through landfills and dumpsters in the area overnight authorities releasing these images of two vehicles in the area through tips. They manage to identify and talk to the occupants of this SUV but said they were still searching for the people connected to this small silver car tonight. This crime has shaken the community. This beautiful little girl on Monday was just having our day. You see not hurting anybody in this world. And she's just being a blessing. Everybody and so very upsetting. David said today there is no danger to the public but they would not elaborate on that point. They also took no questions during the news conference and the emotion we saw today gave was a sense of. Just how personal this is for all of them David. Just an awful story. Marcus more in South Carolina. Marcus thank you. And we'RE GONNA turn next to the fiery train crash in the dramatic rescue that followed in eastern Kentucky. The CARGO TRAIN LOADED WITH ETHANOL. Going off the rails. The engine plunging into the water crew members trapped inside. They were thrown into the river nearby homes evacuated as emergency crews battled the flames and here's ABC's Stevenson. Saami tonight witnesses who recording the rescue on their cellphones about three hours east of Lexington Kentucky will worried the to train operators wouldn't survive among the two crew members were trapped in the middle of this growing fire after the train hit a rock slide sending it tumbling into the big sandy river just before daylight on the fire spreading help came quickly and save their lives. This is just a absolutely massive blaze. There is still a chemical spill to deal with. The train was carrying railcars. Full of ethanol residents nearby were forced to leave their homes for a time today. Authorities let the fire burn itself out that Roy Moore and you can hear now is actually coming from one of the Railcars. That is still on fire. The region has seen heavy rain for days causing floods and rockslides federal authorities. Tonight or sending a team to investigate this crash the to train operators escaped with minor injuries. David all right Steve. Thank you next. The coldest era of the season moving in across much of the country tonight behind that massive winter storm after the blizzard conditions in Minnesota. The wind chill there minus forty two south damaging winds more than seventy five miles an hour causing significant damage. This is Lexington Alabama. All of this cold air also. Moving right into the northeast. Let's get meterologist Rob Marciano with us. Live tonight to track it all. Hey Rob I David. In front of moving off shore the winds are shifting and the temperatures are dropping. Fortunately few coast now. So we've had this season having lasted long and this one will be no different. But it's the coldest air as you mentioned This year we've seen temperatures dropped seventy degrees nearly in twenty four hours parts of the Midwest. Look at these numbers in the morning wind chill advisories for Chicago. Minneapolis minus twenty five there and the core of the cold air moves into the northeast by Saturday morning. We're talking about temperatures will feel like eight degrees below zero Boston. Four in New York City likely not getting above the twenty s on Saturday but then everybody rebounds on Sunday. Keep your heavy coat. Head gave it all right looking forward to rebound on Sunday Rob. Thanks now to the race for twenty twenty and today president trump and Mike Bloomberg trading insults. A sign of what's to come in this campaign. It's still going on tonight. Bloomberg saying he will spend whatever it takes to defeat the president. Here's ABC's Terry Moran Tonight. The Battle of the New York billionaires is on the president attacked me again this morning on twitter. Why because he sees poll numbers and he's scared president trump ripping into former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg today tweeting. Many Mike Bloomberg is a loser. Who has money but can't debate and as zero presence Bloomberg then taunting trump tweeting we know many of the same people in New York behind your back. They laugh at you and call you a carnival barking clown. I'M NOT AFRAID OF DONALD TRUMP. Knows it and that's why keeps tweeting about me later. Trump who has repeatedly tried to stir chaos in the democratic race going after a real vulnerability for Bloomberg his stop and Frisk policies as mayor at its peak more than half a million people a year most of them African Americans and Latinos were stopped and frisked by police. Eighty eight percent of the time. Police found no reason to arrest them. A judge called it. Unconstitutional others called it racist so trump on Geraldo Rivera's radio program. Today Bloomberg came in and he said well you know what this thing is so good. I'm going to stop every black person and if you're a black person in New York you was stopped two times a day three times a day you can go to your house. They were stopping every day. That's not true by a long shot and trump himself has long promoted. Stop and Frisk as a success. Let's stop and fit for his tremendous impact on the safety of New York. City tremendous beyond belief. So let's get the Terry Moran with us live at the White House tonight and Terry. Former Mayor Bloomberg declared that he's going to spend whatever it takes to try to defeat president trump as right David. He's already spent three hundred eighty million dollars of his own money. We've never seen anything like at a staggering sum that president trump has his own war chest but the most important number for him are those economic numbers. Most Americans are telling pollsters. They feel better off today than they did in two thousand sixteen and for an incumbent president history shows. That's wind in the sails. David Terry Moran Tonight Terry. Thank you tonight. The Senate has approved a bipartisan resolution. Curbing the president's ability to take military action against Iran the measure prompted by the drone strike that killed Ronnie and General Qassem Suleimani and the retaliation from Iran on the US military eight Republicans joined all the Democrats and the fifty five to forty five vote margin. Not Large enough to override. The president's expected veto next tonight here. The verdict in the case of a deadly police shooting in Dallas. A former officer was accused of killing a young woman firing more than a dozen times into a stolen car which he tried to get away tonight. He's been found not guilty. And here's ABC's Clayton Sandell. This is the moment genevieve. Dawes lost her life and tonight the now former Dallas police officer who fired these thirteen shots acquitted by a jury. We the jury find the defendant. Not guilty in two thousand seventeen officer. Christopher Hess and fellow cops found the twenty one year old and her boyfriend asleep in a stolen car. She refused their commands driving away. When Hess pulled the trigger prosecutors said shooting into a moving car was unreasonable and charged with aggravated assault or fourteen. They ran the squad car twice. Defense ATTORNEYS SAY HESS FEARED. The officers were endanger. We know he made an impossible decision but he ultimately made the right decision to defend his fellow officers and after the department found that he violated several policies has was fired he also still faces a federal civil rights lawsuit brought by Dawes family. David Clinton thank you to be index of other news tonight the start of Spring Training and the Astros holding a news conference today players apologizing for stealing signs during the twenty seventeen season when they won the world series shortstop Jose Altuve Ahah bidding. They did it was wrong back. Filled Ramaz like I said the impact fans the impact in the game throughout the Astros manager and GM had been fired the new and alarming headline on climate tonight. The hottest January on record nola reporting January's global temperature was more than two degrees above average the highest in one hundred forty one years and scientists now reporting an iceberg about twice the size of Washington. Dc is broken off a glacier in Antarctica and the controversy over that halftime challenge. I mentioned northern Iowa. Student don't pinch hitting all four shots and twenty seven seconds. Thinking he won the ten thousand dollars the crowd going wild right here. He thought he had thirty second sort of the crowd. The insurance company behind the challenge said it must be done in twenty four seconds will get two thousand in state funding tonight America strong. She made history and she made her dog very happy. She made history and this was the moment. Nasa astronaut Kristina Cook returned to work and some laughter after three hundred twenty eight days in space more time and space than any other woman in history. You know within the first two minutes of being back on earth. I saw more people's faces that I had seen in a year so that was really exciting face but set at all. This is after Kristina. Cook returning home dog. Little Girl Barking her tail wagging with kiss for the astronauts leader said not sure who was more excited that she remembers me after a year tonight. Astronaut Cook also posting this vacation photo with her family at the beach. But she knows it's that moment at the front door little dog three hundred twenty eight days before we could watch that all day straight and her dog so happy. Astronaut Cook is home. Good night okay. So in the New York Times calls you one of the eighth news. Podcasts WORTH LISTENING TO WELL. He does say thank you so go on start smart we start here the ABC News daily podcast. Take us with you. Listen to us now. Free on apple podcasts.
Full Episode: Monday, November 18, 2019
"Good evening thanks for joining us. Imagine imagine having your daughter snatched from your arms in broad daylight. Stranger abductions are not typical. Only a tiny fraction of cases out of hundreds of thousands of missing children in every year. But this nightmare scenario came true for one Texas mother last May tonight. ABC's Pierre Thomas gives us a rare look at how a community of heroes. This came together to bring that girl home racing through the night streets destination and remarkable remarkable hotel suburbs of Fort Worth Texas. If this guy's look out the window I'm not trying to let him see. Yeah you get quick. You have the room information for thirty three. I need it fast. And the target a small room on the third floor Madison scripted mission to prevent a truly worst case scenario and tonight eight hours captivated a city of access inside a police raid the door with a little girl's life on the line. Cabrera never be foreseen body CAM footage of the final confrontation. Every second matters I got we got we got fort worth home to more than seven and a half million million people many of them living in quiet suburban neighborhoods. Like this one mile after mile of driveways and lush backyard's Place where families can safely stroll down the sidewalk but that sense of safety was shattered on a warm Saturday evening. Back in May location at your phone records. His daughter okay. We're GonNa do you recall where you were when you got to call. I was at home and I just knew that this case was different. Georgian in a million was a detective on call that day when she got the first report and eight year. Old Girl snatched right out of her mother's arms Now scary rousing walk. I hope so because officers raced to the scene finding the mother but also an accidental piece of evidence when there could be critical to tracking down the kidnapper and the crime was captured on a man's doorbell camera during the actual abduction in progress. You can see a woman fall onto the street as the car drives away then she pops up yelling for help. You have a rear combination. Uh of your mom and a detective detective before I was a mother and then after and after I became a mother that protective sense just grew and I could really relate more to the cases and how the parents were feeling. We begin with breaking news out of Fort Worth where police say. A little girl is missing. This is security footage which from neighbouring home there. This has been active. She now for hours. Did you feel the sense of urgency right off. The Bat knew that we had to go. The time was against us and we just could not move fast enough. The case so heinous federal authorities were immediately brought in your attorney. Aaron neely Cox. One of the most disturbing irving things about this incident was the randomness of it and just the horrifying brazenness of it beyond special agent. Chris Thompson is with a special task force investigating instigating crimes against children less than five percent of the abductions tracked by the FBI. Nationally are true stranger abductions. He saw something that he wanted executed. Did on it and unfortunately took the girl. In plain sight it seemed to escalate the level of concern for the minor victim that she may indeed be in grave danger. An imminent danger. Girl's mom could give a rough description of the suspect but only little about the COM. What kind of vehicle thankfully that doorbell CAM provided clues to guide the manhunt surprisingly the ring doorbell video was the only piece of video it? It was absolutely critical. It wasn't supposed to go off just from a passing car or from a person being served in the street. He only activated because the homeowner ran outside. He's only a few precious frames of footage but it was enough for law enforcement to call in car experts. Then help narrow down a make and model. If you're in that area tonight please give police the call police and the community had something specific to look for that patrol response was amazing Mason. Everybody's showing up but we're still not enough. We have called him additional resources. Obviously the former very seriously every minute even every second feel like internally best way I can describe it is I felt like time was my enemy It felt like time was flying by. I was moving so slow and that I just could not move fast enough. Wanted abduction every minute that passes is the situation generally gets worse. Jason Worse Victim. Every minute to pass is your likelihood of having a positive outcome. Goes down or tips coming in absolutely yes. Dozens dozens hundreds. I don't know the exact number but I know that our communications unit was overwhelmed. For Italy's operator in seventy seven address you calling about thirty year. Old Mother of to crystal morale had no idea what she was walking into when she arrived for a shift at the Fort Worth Dispatch Center that night. It was already very very busy. When I came came onto my shift I was a nervous wreck with it because I can just only imagine me walking down the street and this happening to me and my child she got the men hunt was more than four hours old? I had heightened senses because every call was like I'm trying to get every piece Lisa detail and see okay should we what should how should we press this. This is this just a broadcast. Just let our officers no or do we actually send a call all up and we need to go check this out. Every call was like that all the details dispatchers fielded call after call tip after tip crystal had no idea the next morning she would walk out of the call center a hero. Don't just watch the video Help US locate this little girl. Something else. Coastal didn't know at that moment just after midnight someone had called nine one one reported. They may have seen the suspect. Police officers from the suburb of Force Hill. Responded to whispering sweet suites and extended stay hotel about seven miles from the street where the girl was abducted. The officers talk to the man in room three three three the even went inside right and reportedly searched for ninety seconds. But they didn't see a child and left. We now know the kidnapped. Little Girl was there hidden in plain insight. We reach out for Hill and the city declined to comment by then it was well into the night and most of the city was asleep but luckily not everyone. The people that came forward to assist in this late late late on a Saturday night of their own accord or absolutely critical in the recovery of this chart shot around two a m a new nine one one call. Hi My name's Jeff King for the missing girl. Oh Okay Kristen morale on the other a couple of men out searching we just found Ford five hundred in the parking lot of the hotel. It looks like there's blood in the front seat. Clint Hotel I could tell he wasn't in our city he was more so I don't know in shock. I transferred him over to Forest Hill and told me to keep listening on the call to see what was going on chat. Normally job would be done at that. Point was her decision to stay on. The call. Turns for so I stay on the call and The operator was a female on the line and she was like she already knew where he was at. She knew what hotel it was. And and what is the one that you think that front has flooded. I said well I don't know this sounds like something we we should check out. It wouldn't hurt for us to go out there. Crystal gets the alert out to the Fort Worth police and in minutes. She's tracking officer after officer as they arrive at the scene. Now all she can do is wait and see if your instinct was right should realize the seriousness of it and Officers you heard it. They also realize the the seriousness of it was that moment to lead to the beginning of the end. Yes next inside. The rescue operation with authorities say is the biggest hero of them all. So you just woke up your phone. His lighting up with headlines and push notifications and a text from your mom saying how do I click this okay. Maybe that's just me but if you WANNA get up to speed check out the new podcast from ABC News start here literally. The ground was shaky. I'm Brad Milkey an every morning. We're going to take you to the stories. That matter with fast. Fresh insight. Low Robert Taylor Michael Cohen Calling all in twenty minutes start here. Listen for free on apple podcasts. Or your favorite podcast APP Nightline the raid continues here again. Pierre Thomas Nearly two o'clock in the morning in Fort Worth Texas eight hours into the manhunt to find a kidnapper and to rescue the little girl. He abduct at this moment. A nine one. One call has police racing toward hope. This officer's body camera is rolling. It's a squad. Car approaches a hotel hotel in an outer suburb promptly. If this guy's look out the windows I'm not trying to let him run around park. Time is of the essence. I figure out if they have the right place and the right suspect they immediately check out the vehicle reported in the nine one one call and what looks like blood and the front passenger singer seat on with the room number from the original nine one one call the officer with the body camera heads inside only to find the front desk shuttered for the night in quick. Can you get me in real quick pillow work here permission from three thirty three and you like best in that paperwork. I copy of the demands. Licensed at this point just minutes. After arriving on scene police and Taskforce Ages have enough information to make an attempt to get inside three three three they of course for exposing themselves to dangerous. We knew very little about the subject. We didn't know if he was sitting behind there with a with a rifle. But I doubt if can you limb even gave that a passing thought their mission at that point in their lives was to give him that door and find that girl Aw this is cool out of the room. The team didn't Russia's in searching for the girl who is nowhere to be seen got we got. We got the officers were leaked and excitement clears. Tell everyone the girls here. We have the little girl had been forced to hide in a storage bucket covered in dirty laundry. It was the same trick that worked the first time. Police searched room three three three. We got her. We got her did not work this time. The subject had actually threaten the victim that he was going to harm her her and her family if she made any sort of outcry or trying to trying to notify the police. Can we get her out on your You're GONNA be okay. Their excitement clearly typified by the anger and anxiety would kidnap an attack. A child hold the door because she can doubt that men right there the Good Samaritan who made the nine one one call doc a pastor who actually knows the family on the phone with the girls dad delivering the good news up for police operator em seven to seven to address the call center Krista. Morale finally found out what happened. Oh man it was like the town of bricks have been knocked off from me. I took a moment idea cry at work like after they found the girl I think it was just because my friend was so in a sense of like Oh we found her. She got emotional when she got home realizing her determination helped to return a child to her mother's loving arms at went straight trade in and I just heard my babies and I was crying. I'm getting emotional now. Thinking about it and I was was crying. It was just a lot you could just think. Oh that could have been me and it was good to know. My babies were home but that little girl she didn't she wasn't at home with her mom. She wasn't safe. I just say it was. It was got got got all the debt I went home and I sat down at the breakfast table And everything that I wouldn't allow myself to feel that night. It hit me and I felt it. huggies hits Yes yes very much so in the aftermath dramatic the arrest. US Attorney Air. Neil Cox picked up the case on another three children all girls. One of whom is an eight year old just like the victim in this case and so to me it was important to bring this particular defendant to justice. Lily Cox tried the case personally getting an indictment on federal kidnapping the charges. Did you find yourself in in brief moments thinking about what the mom was going to absolutely. I mean we. We met with a family who was just so courageous and inspirational to me. Personally about how they were dealing with this. The fifty one year old suspect pleaded not guilty but in court newly cox played parts of his police interrogation irrigation. Tape it up pretty good where he admitted to kidnapping the girl. It took a jury just ten minutes to convictions. He was later sentenced to life in prison. And nobody's ever going to be victimized by this man again if you're sitting at home and that amber alert goes off on your phone it doesn't mean you can't do something. Neely Cox says the case has had a profound impact on not just her but everyone involved especially those officers there at the rescue then some of them are still dealing with the memories of that day they really dealt with it like they would their own child and finding this child but for nearly Cox Amelia Krista Morell and all those officers the Real L. Measure of success is not found in corporal. It's making sure that the Yungas hero a little girl who was kidnapped and terrorized can do more than just survive survive. She can thrive and she's definitely the hero of this story. She's she's doing great. I mean she's incredibly resilient she's got love of a strong family only who were just as brave as she is and I like you think she's going to do extraordinary things. One day. I I know that she's going to be with me for the rest of my life. I look forward to seeing her grow and to see her experience all the wonderful things that life can give to her from here on out for Nightline on Pierre Thomas in Fort Worth checks and tonight Pierre Thomas on this tells us that representative for the family confirms. The young girl is doing well but she is one of the lucky ones last year. Roughly four hundred thousand children were reported missing in the US. If you have any information the National Center for Missing and exploited children is always open. Dow One eight hundred eight four three five five six seven eight. That's nightline you can always catch our full episodes on Hulu. Thanks for staying up with US America.
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Greg, Cody, one of his best friends is in the rock and tours and so well, I one of his one of his best friend's sons. Yes, I should say his best friend is his age and would not be in the rock on tour. I'm about to make a bold claim. Whoa. The second Sikora was better than the first. What's it was really good. You raved about the? I love the first. You got to see the five now I get the review. It did not. I thought this one was even more artistic though, was they set up the third one? I was really surprised because they went, they did it differently, and it's I would argue it's just as good at the very least go ahead and put it on the poll game at lebatardshow was the second Sakarov as good as the first Sicario Sicario. So Cario me is Tom Brady, correct. That football now is just about spacing and that it's like college football. It's not it's about angles and spacing. Yeah, there's something to that. I mean, you can't hit the quarterback as much as you used to. There's not as much pressure on the quarterback yet. They get a lot about angles and spacing. Yeah, that's that's pretty accurate while the guy that he's playing on Sunday night disagrees. I mean, we were talking about drew Brees earlier. The revolution and football is is just all these short passes, which are why the league wide average completion percentage has gone up like ten eleven percent in the last ten or twelve years as a previous revolution. There's now an evolution of that revolution. That's right. You're behind Greg, keep up. It's not the three yard passes anymore. Not from the teams that are winning well, but from the team, look at all the completion percentages, though you drew Brees is not throwing bomb. Oh, well, whatever they changed a lot over. The last couple of years is the single season completion percentage record was held by Brandon Weeden and soon thereafter held by Sam. Bradford like it doesn't mean anything completing seventy percent of your passes doesn't mean anything anymore because any guy who's out there is going to put up a twenty or twenty seven. But I think drew Brees is the only guy last couple of years who has a seventy percent completion percentage ado of easy only got today's NF. I don't think that's true. I think Weeden and Sam, Bradford are the single season holders of the record for completion percentage doesn't mean anything because they weren't throwing the ball down the field results, the record and how does we didn't qualify? Really did he play full sixteen games or at least the minimum. I mean, yeah, that's what you're saying is accurate. I mean, breezes nearly eighty percent right now and there are seven quarterbacks including Mitchell Trubisky, who are at seventy percent or over breezes nearly eighty percent. He's at seventy percents, Mitchell Trubisky. It's all about spacing. If you were better quarterback that offense would absolutely light things up because it gets people in space. And honestly, I, it increases a margin of error for someone who's not the greatest of most accurate of quarterbacks, but he's got a, it's it's seventy eight percent completion percentage. He has no interceptions. Well, this is the thing right one way or Sesing the legacy of drew Brees. You can just stop at. Nobody's ever played the position a good deal better like there is no such human being. It's that is the perfection of the position he is. He has mastered the craft. He just doesn't have the athleticism that he doesn't have the scheme that Brady has or the athleticism that Rogers has. But he he's, that is a craftsman. That's the highest that is the highest level of being able to play that position in his four games with Dallas when season Brandon Weeden completed seventy two and a half percent of his passes. Doesn't qualify for, but didn't Bradford then beat him than than Bradford. Bradford is second all-time. Wow. But you're right on the yards per attempt. Jared Goff, Jared Goff is averaging ten point five yards per attempt, and you go back like four years. There's not a single quarterback over ten yards per day. There are two teams in the league playing football differently than everyone else's playing football with the ability to stretch field drew Brees presently has three, the top five most accurate seasons of a quarterback, and that's not really going short. That's not drew Brees as game really. Well, that is that is the thing that you have to fear right now as you're looking at as you're looking at barring injury, we know who the two best teams in the NFL are. The thing that becomes a wild card, even though it's always a division winner is Tom Brady, but who are you going to see in the playoffs as a quarterback? Because you know that no matter how good the Rams are. They don't want to be playing, drew Brees or Roger. They don't wanna be playing seventy eight percent completion percents. You don't wanna see them and their ability to score thirty five points. Like if there, if those teams are going to get derailed, they're going to get derailed by a quarterback, not by a team, like Kansas City is not going to be derailed by Jacksonville. They're going to be derailed by a quarterback. I mean, clearly they're not going to be derailed by Jacksonville, even though I feel like Jacksonville, just missed so many opportunities here, but that's what's going to happen when he's your quarterback. Yeah, hey, could happen with Chicago too, but they got an inaccurate quarterback as well. Another thing about drew Brees is that he's, you know, he had Marcus Colston in a couple of pretty good receivers drew Brees has never had the elite Odell Beckham type. Oh, I think he's got one now though. Doesn't any Michael Thomasson? Well, the. Yeah. Now he does, but I mean throughout his career, Marcus Colston probably has been the best. He's head. Nah, I think Michael Thomas it. Certainly, Michael Thomas is he's ever had sex. I mean, that's for sure. If you're just joining the show and don't understand that jokes, do got says been saying for a while that Michael Thomas looked like he's good at sex. Does he not. He also had Jimmy Graham, that's during Jimmy Graham during the height of Jimmy grams powers you. What are you shaking your face at like? This was very good. Yes. At the height of Jimmy grams powers, you're talking about a top five tight end in the league. Are you in keep in mind? This is only the third season for Michael Thomas. Are you disagreeing that other than the emerging Michael Thomas that breezes never had the elite Odell Beckham. All agree with you. Exempt got in terms of running game right now, opens up the entire Kamara. He's got the skill guys here, but but like Thomas chimeras a late career guy for him. I mean, Thomas took to Josh Norman last night and they were beef in a little bit, Josh Norman, deleted some tweets, which led to Michael Thomas calling, Josh Norman, they goofball con artist. The the thing that you say though about this is this is what the best organizations do. And the shining example of it is the way that the patriots have worked around Tom Brady to help him age. So they get him Randy moss and then they get the first thing to fade on a quarterback is the deep ball accuracy, get him Randy, Randy moss, and they, they get him Corey Dillon. They've got him Josh Gordon, they revolutionized the tight end position by getting the best one that we've ever seen as you look at what's happening around the sport and how you help these guys age. He has now gotten to the point where he has mastered the position drew Brees is better at that job in his mind in his in his mind better than he's ever been an as he ages. They've gotten him the skill help. They have the skill help. He's never had. He's he's, he has not had. A running back like this. He has to. He has not had a running game like this. He had a pretty good rushing attack before Super Bowl, Thomas and Reggie Bush, which is a lot like this. It's not like this man Comorros it Kamar. You can make the argument that Kamar is valuable as anybody in the lead right now who's a non quarterback Kamara is Ben Todd Gurley. Kamara is a better back then than Pierre Thomas Reggie Bush, but that was nothing to sneeze at especially early on. It was pretty dynamic vice sneeze at it. I see that it listen to me Pierre Thomas. Bush. I seize on it, don't tell me to not sneeze on. Well, I just I just kind of disagree with your take because his entire time in New Orleans. These are been interchangeable parts. They let guys go pretty early on in their career when it got stuff left and they just replace him because I know they got the quarterback. I sneeze on it too. Can you for me? I'm terrible at fake sneezing, so mind. And can you tell I'm pretty better now? They wanted terrible, pretty solid. One more one more for me. I see your point. Wow. Oh, that was wall to do with that. To real. Bat, mitzvahs are expensive time for some ads. Let's go around the room, Chris. You go ahead and sees you sneeze at Pierre Thomas. Excellent. Excellent gamble. I need you to sneeze at Reggie Bush. Please. That two minutes out of here. That's not fair, ROY, ROY, UC's, Pierre Thomas plate, chew. You gotta be. You gotta be hard about the sneeze, ROY. Excellent. Thank you. You got one Cody. You got one. As you if you're a smoker, you know, switching isn't easy. You've tried vapes and e cigs. They just didn't deliver the satisfaction you expected, but jewel is different. It's not an e cigarette. It's vapor product that actually satisfies plus jewelers simple to use and there's no cigarette ash and no lingering odor as a smoker. You expect a certain nicotine experience, right jewel delivers give jewelry. Try check o. j. u. l. dot com. Slash sports switch and be satisfied. Yes, you can do both warning this product contains nicotine. Nicotine is an addictive chemical donlevatar fascination in power rankings. In fact, I'm coming out with a power ranking for power rankings, which ESPN's NFL power ranking right now is debuting at number third on my list. Well, it's a good powering stugatz who's two and one on that list. This is where historic falls because it's a competing. It's a non ESPN entity. So we don't want to air it on this Hattie play airtime. VC's live at our show with his two guys on ESPN radio. The quote to w from Tom Brady is football was different than I think now in some ways, pro football is more glorified college football, maybe the transition is more similar is more similar game than what it used to be. When I first started, I think football now removing some of the physical elements of the game. It's more of a space game. You see a lot of college plays more in the pro game than what I remember when I started. That's how things have gone over the last bunch of years. Stu gods continues to wander around. These offices calling drew Brees compiler insulting him by calling him a compa compiler under regarding him by calling him a compiler. But let's go around the room here all of you, Chris top-five compilers of all time because compilers specific category, right? You can't be too great. You have to be. Really, really good, but not great. Right, really good, but you stuck around long enough with a numbers appear to be great. The negro brother. Oh, man, you stole. I did. I'm sorry. I was thinking, Phil Niekro. Go ahead. You'll have to come up with another Chris Winner, Tom negro your top five, compilers, number five, Chris, Jason Witten. Number four, Derek Jeter. A little insulting. He was probably better than that three. Dirk, nowitzki. No to Emmett Smith. Man hung around a while, come on man. It Smith was the best with for six years running. Literally. Number one, Chris cow Ripken. Now Billy's furious because his top five list has some redundancies in it. Billy your top five compilers of all time, Kenny Lofton. Four Nolan Ryan. Three drew Brees. Can move his way up. You can use way up longer. He plays a high on that list. Number two, Cal Ripken JR. And your number one compiler of all time, Billy Emmett Smith. You guys, you guys are now you're blaspheming against them. It Smith, we have the same one in Tucson, man, you guys, this is ridiculous. Put it on the poll was Emmett Smith, a compiler. You guys are disrespectful, ROY, your top five list of compilers number five, Lenny Wilkins. Number four, Brett farve. Number three emit Smith. Number two, Colorado junior. Number two. One zero will Chamberlain. Still. Chris, you gotta look some of this stuff up. Look up. Just look up some Emmett Smith stats for me, so I can tell you guys how disrespectful you're being Mike top five compiler spent much of the break on looking for Jack white photo with Greg Cody. So this is a bit of a rush list, and it's just all Texas Tech, quarterbacks number five, cliff Kingsbury. Number four gram Herrell. Number three, BJ Simon. Number two, sunny cumby. And this is weird. Number one is Emmett Smith. All right, Stu gods, you ready Cody. You got one or you got all right now, Matt, Greg Cote. He's top five list of sports compilers, number five, Greg, Greg, gore. Number four Bill negro. Number three, Gary Player. Number two, Yar Mary younger. Good, good. He's just playing to them Lila's. They're yours. Spent a lot of time in Europe. Number one, Dave Bing. Thing was Hank Aaron, a compiler. I mean, he seven on my list so it doesn't crack the top number five to God's Phil Niekro. Number four, God Peyton Manning. What do you mean? No. Number three, Nolan Ryan number two drew Brees. And the number one compiler of all time according to the mighty Stu gods is I tried not to write his name down, but my pen Mon allow it and it Smith. Mitch Albom is neck donlevatar Gregor you going to say anything or are you just gonna sit there checking the internet when when I have something to say, I say it what I was thinking of as you said that was that I think black history month is also split into two half months, which is terrible. That's not true. The first half in the second half of February stugatz. No, it's February into March yard. Don't let me step yard good contribution though. When you decided to talk that was good months, your Greg. I'm I'm like a dog with a bone on this. I'm wrong. Okay. This is live at our show with his two guards on ESPN. Radio. Always enjoy talking to this guy. Stu gods in full stugatz bloom just was muttering under his breath. This guy album people keep going heaven and they keep meeting. People just got some very successful books. Now, it's a Hetty play. Listen. I mean, you go to heaven, you meet five people that was so successful that he just keeps sending someone to have it and they keep meeting somebody that's not the way to play. The sequel to the five people you meet in heaven, his new book, the next person you meet in heaven. It's vailable now and I wanna talk to him about media and sports. Mike is shaking his headed Stu gods guys doesn't even understand why we'd be mad at him right now. Mitch. I'm sorry for that introduction. That's quite all right. No problem. I'm doing what I'm great. Thank you. What what do you make? I've been wanting to talk to you about the state of both sports media and media in general, because you're someone who grew up loving newspapers above all else before becoming an author and playwright and everything charitable person. What do you make of what's happened to journalism. Well, it's a big question is not what you and I got into, that's for sure. And newspapers have certainly been rendered, you know, basically commentary now because everybody don't need them to tell you the story. Everybody could find out the story and you know the hysterical now the than the loudest. Now the thought is usually pushed to the to the back and there's a lot of pack oriented journalism, there's a lot of advocacy oriented journalism, you know, we were trained. We were told just tell the truth, not take a side, but now it's you don't take aside, what are you doing in the media? So it's a different world now. Danny for sure. And so what do you make of that though? Like as as someone who holds onto too old fashioned principles in that regard when it comes to the journalism that you grew up with, how specifically as it applies to sports journalism where it's largely become commentary? Yeah, I, I don't like it. I mean, you know. Fairness is a is a pretty decent principle to try to aspire to much better than ambition or making a name for yourself. And so you know, when I read sometimes Dan, I'm sure you've seen these through that. They list the professions that are least respected, you know, and I was never surprised to see lawyers or politicians, but now you see journalists on and you know we're supposed to be the people who who, you know, keep those other ones honest. And when we're down in the same numbers as them, I think we're probably doing something wrong. You know what's funny about this because I do think of you as apart from this and yet on the original sports reporters, you birth? All of this. You guys. Opinion. Really. We're your first of all. We always wore suits and ties and we and we were not insulting and we didn't try to be the loudest person on the set. You know, I always very proud of that show for all the years that it ran that even when it began and even in when there were knockoffs outfit and so many other things and you were on it, you know, it was always supposed to be intelligent and never got down in the dirt at never gotten asked. He's never got personal, and I still think even with Iran today that it would it would hold that standard high. So yeah, I mean, maybe the idea of talking heads, but we didn't invent that either. You know that that that was around long before us. But this idea of just screaming over one another was never the sports report. Again, new book, the next person you meet and having it's available. Now, the sequel to the five people you meet in heaven where what's been the biggest surprise of your career? I know what well, I don't want to answer this for you. What has been the biggest surprise of your career? Well, Tuesdays with Morrie was without a doubt I was. As you know, Dan, and you were just starting out then and, and you know, I've been a sports writer in Florida and in Detroit, and that was really all I ever words to do. And I was ESPN and doing radio sports, and I was working two thousand hours a week, and then we'll college professor of mine was on Nightline talking about what it was like to die from Lou Gehrig's disease. And I happen to see him went out to visit him. Then want again that again, and again ended up writing a book to pay his medical bills. And even though I had had a pretty transformative experience with him sitting by his bedside watching die career wise, I thought, well, I went to to pay his medical bills and then I'll go back to sports. Right. And that'll be my, you know, think again, and then stead it took off and became something that nobody ever expected at least all make. And it enabled me to have this different worlds in different opportunities. And I always say that the difference between pre Tuesday's of Mauri and post Tuesdays with Morrie was when people used to see me in an airport, pre Tuesday's, Maury. Yell, you know, hey, who's going the Super Bowl? And you could say, you know, patriots and people walking. And then after who says more than the airport and say, hey, my my, my wife just died of cancer. In the last thing we did was reading book together, can I? Can I talk to you and you can't say patriots and keep walking. You know, you. Stop and, and I've had that happen to me every day if I life since multiple times sometimes in days. And so when you hear that many sets stories and you hear that in any meaningful stories and and uplifting stories, it changes your world then. And that's why I've spent so much of my life in books about that and and you know, and charitable work and things like that, even though I still enjoy sports and and writing and commenting on it, it's just not my whole world anymore. Mitchell, Greg guy. I'm ashamed. I'm sorry. And I'm now ashamed to myself or making fun of you at the starting to second. I'm going to let myself out now. Right? So so the transformative parts, Mitch. Like how, how were you transformed by sort of the the spiritual changing of your life? Well, I think when you have somebody die in front of you and then you're spending a lot of time and hospice care visits and go in a university speaking of kids who are getting starting out and looking for their own Borys. And then you know, other books that I've written have taken me also alongside people who are sort at the end of their life, and you start thinking about having the writings, you know, fables novels about heaven. You're moving in different circles. You know, you're, you're thinking of yourself and now you know, over the years as you mentioned, I've gotten very involved with charity in Detroit where I live particular and in Haiti, I have an orphanage that I operate in Haiti. Then on there every month, like go through Miami quite frequently and you know, go to Haiti and take care of forty, seven orphaned children. You know, every month you pretty much happier perspective. Turned Alice put it this way. The j. giant AC yelled it. I just heard on the five past isn't the top thing on my mind. The way it might might have been, you know, before you just have to sort of balance things out. And so I think mostly it just changes your perspective and that's okay. It's healthy to have your perspective changes. You get old well and in a pretty extreme way because I got imagine that the work you do in Haiti, which is substantive. I got imagine that is that is as dispiriting as it is fulfilling. Yeah, it can be. But when you see the lives that you're affecting, you know, it's it's more upbeat than down. It's hard to see all the poverty for sure, but it's when you know that you can help change these kids lives and the big deal. That's that's kind of informed as this latest book that I wrote to some degree because you know, it's also a book about how you just sort of one another. And sometimes I think these kids in eighty. If I, if I don't take them in, they have such a different life of of, you know, near starvation and no education and who knows what they're going to become. And all of a sudden one simple acting you take them in your feeding them and teaching them, and and they're growing up and they're going to go to college. It's changes everything, and that's kind of don't silly. But I mean, that's sort of the idea of the five people you meet and having to work the next person. You never know kind of premises that you'd never know what you're affecting at any given point. It may spend five minutes with somebody and change her life forever. I wrote a column from any reminding about this morning the other day about Dave Anderson. You know, Dave. For the New York Times. So people don't know this. I never really shared it with too many people, but they Anderson was the reason I've gotten the sports writing because when I was here in New York around the ham right now, I was a starving musician. I was looking for pick up money and I got a, you know, a fifty dollars a week thing to write little features for a TV shopper magazine, which is just like TV guys instead of TV, but they one little feature on the cover and they assign me. Dave Anderson would never met, and he met me. I call him up and he agreed in meet me at a deli and spend an hour with me talking about sports writing, which I didn't know anything about, and he was so nice and so kind for my stupid questions. And I sort of bumbling questions if you know by the time I, my interview with him was over. I remember leaving thinking, you know, I get outta music, that's that would be kinda cool thing. I'd like to be like him, you know, that sounds like full job and he's a good guy. And eventually that's what I did. And years later when I ran into a motor press box, I saw him and. He looked at me. He said, I guess I couldn't talk you out of it and not only that you're the reason I'm here. He said, now you would have gotten your any out and and then he's high. And you know, he's probably never really realizing how much he it affected my life or an how many other people were affected by my life being affected by his life. So you know, that's sort of these books about heaven that I've that I've written these two now fifteen years apart. That's the premise that you just don't know who your turn around and if heaven is really what it's supposed to be, we'll find out when we get there. All the influences we had that we didn't realize we were here the next person you meet in heaven is available. Now it's his new book, Mitch Albom with us on ESPN radio, Mitch. This was a Super Bowl, distant, Super Bowl. I can't even remember the city. The media launch was in a hotel ballroom. All of a sudden I hear piano playing in its Mitch Albom at the piano singing, love potion number nine. Well. This is. If I gave you like you've had an amazing career, an amazing career, you know, playwright and everything else. You know, bestselling author, if I made you and just allowed you to tourism musician instead and. And a decent band that just is across twenty five years. Do you do you die. You go, it's all it's Olympia, pushed across the table, put it on, put it on thirty three black and and and and send that over my way. Absolutely do it. In all honesty, I knew get to do it now and then with Dave Barry and some other people in the rock bottom remainders. But you said a good fan so that would disqualify that we're, we're, we're pretty terrible, but they is that correct? Just yes, that's sir memory. You remember then ritually. Oh yes. I remember sure. We close. Time, Tony Kornheiser was a regular in that that's a singing and Alan Greenberg. There's no other religious and other writers from long arts pander, and we would say, all these refined piano and we would sing. He's with the point sports writers every single Super Bowl, and it's amazing. I'm there's no words to love potion. Number nine. I can't remember where they left their Clark teas, but they know everywhere. It's a love potion number. Not men always good catching up with you. Thank you for making the time, sir. All right. Thank you. Talk to you. Take care. Now. I fought from Geico. Motorcycle. It took fifteen minutes to purchase the gas station egg salad. Eat the gestation egg salad. And regret the gas station egg salad. As you presented numbers to the board. Dwed insult to injury. You could've used those fifteen eggs, Ellen minutes does what your motorcycle insurance to gyco. Geigo fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on motorcycle insurance donlevatar how much career does Greg Cody have left just over three hours very little and believe me, Stu gods. If my career were around of golf, I would say I have teed off on the eighteenth. I'm end the famine, rough man away in the room. You say of teed off, you got four or five shots? Well, six or seven. You're about to take a drop. I it into. Mondo bounce into the lake, and I'm trying to find it. VC's live at our show with Stu gods on ESPN radio. Everybody around here was blaspheming against the career of Emmett Smith by reducing him to a compiler. Chris Cody. If you've been looking up Emmett Smith stats that will explain to the audience, how idiotic it is to refer to him as a compiler is too good to be merely a compiler. I have a eighteen thousand three hundred and fifty five yards. That's most ever one hundred and sixty four touchdowns in what a million seasons and four thousand four hundred and nine Russia's most here. Here's what you need to do. He should have retired in one thousand nine hundred nine again, that's what he should have retired since nineteen ninety nine until two thousand four. What he did retire. He accumulated four thousand three hundred ninety two yards that really shouldn't so subtract those numbers from the totals and then go from there all time. Now he's four exactly compiler. Lets. Let's is that the grim reaper I'd just. Oh, great. That's right. Greg, Cody needs to go to the bucket of death here. But in the interim, let's play a montage of Emmett Smith and his time at ESPN. Blow out. We're boom. When you talk about humble pie, you hear the patriots promote humble pie and they happen motorhome apo- all year long. A slice of that humble pie pies having their building to have short term memory, which means don't worry about the game. We just one on the team that we just blew out a blow blown out. Let's think about what we need to do going forward and they had blown out all his done is led his team to nine row wins. He has his team in a position right now. If they win today, they can possibly go into the role of making the peers here. Frank overhead, thirteen cares now thirteen cares for seventy two yards. Now, the reason why he did get any more is because you didn't get enough. I down ale, coup JJ show. Put you back. I'll tell you what they better. They better get their minds right because they will be on the cover of insane magazine. This consistency playing a team. You will get you completely blowed out. The Rams are not very good manning had been given the rights of passage. The patriots defense was one of the weakest of the team, but what happened the night, the strength of the papers team got the buckled. Blown out. Guillermo put it on the poll. Would you read insane magazine. I would. I would. The way you take away 'em it's twenty eight touchdowns since one thousand nine hundred ninety shooter retired and that puts it takes him. He's I all time rushing touchdowns. That would make them second. Hey, stole it from dania Tomlinson really did. Why are you taking away? Close thousand yard seasons. Let's do the bucket of death plays. Greg. Cody has to go to the buck is a death. If you're unfamiliar with what this is it is a bucket filled with death. So now Greg Cody will reach into it. And he will pull out something a helmet that corresponds to some sort of shame if it loses as to get a glove to put on. Okay. What happened to the budget on this show? Let's move it along Cowley Ramadan. Israeli really getting in there, aren't you. Pick a helmets. What's that mean? All green, dark, green, ten, but the lebeau helmet as. All right, my brother, my brother is, yeah, he's an artist. He doesn't know anything about sports, whatever team he picks us to win the next time I did that. He picked a baseball team. We had to wait till next spring to find out what that's right. Solid strap wrong with it. Good thing here waiting for the Boston. Red Sox play a spring taming game. We got the swap, he's got the swap. Okay. Well, Dan, you want to tell them what that means that means, what would you like me? I would like it to me. I would like it to me. I can steal somebody's helmet who's got. So go ahead and draw another day. Another helmets. What do you got? Come on? Let's go coded. What's the helmet you want there? What do you got patriots. Visuals. Hard show on ESPN radio. We live in a racist country.
Full Episode: Friday, July 10, 2020
"Tonight several developing stories, as we come on the air, the corona virus, and the haunting new images tonight, a refrigerated truck called in a mortuary reaches capacity in California Texas reporting its deadliest day more than ten thousand people now hospitalized there for tonight more than eleven thousand new cases tonight, Dr Deborah now, warning infections skyrocket, deaths will follow at the same time, the nation facing testing. TESTING CRISIS HOUSTON closing testing sites due to the heat in Arizona some waiting up to ten days for the results if they're able to find a test and president trump tonight in hard hit Florida appearing at several events, no mask after the first lady and image supporting masks at our new poll here tonight. Two thirds of Americans disapprove of how the president has handled the pandemic. Growing concern involving children tonight. Doctors reporting new cases of children in that dangerous reaction, also in Texas an infant, dying with the virus and tonight, the summer camp now closed after an outbreak there eighty two campers and staff testing positive, the storm slamming the northeast tonight tropical storm Fay. New Jersey New, York up into new, England winds gusting up to fifty miles per hour, several inches of rain, rip currents, claiming life of a swimmer and Rob Marciano standing by tightening this out as we head into the night and into tomorrow tonight. Is there a major decision coming from President Trump involving his longtime? Longtime confidant Roger Stone convicted of lying to Congress facing a more than three year prison sentence the president just today suggesting he might step in stone has been treated unfairly Pierre Thomas. It's live tonight. Also new developments tonight involving Maxwell Jeffrey Epstein's Alleged Co Conspirator. What she's doing now at words. He's being monitored around the clock. Her sheets reportedly taken away. She's been given paper close, so she cannot harm herself. New Images tonight of the popular actress and mother who disappeared before that boat ride with four year old son, he was found alone on the boat, and what we now know tonight. And the phone call that finally came after his dedication every morning before the sun came up. Who is our person that we? This is ABC. Lose tonight with David Muir. Good evening and it's great to have you with us as we near the end of another week together and like so many Friday nights. This is a busy one several developing stories that we're going to begin tonight. With the coronavirus surging on several fronts tonight, cases, hospitalizations and deaths Dr Deborah, burks today, warning with the spike. In cases we've been seeing there will be more deaths to follow and we have just. Just learned tonight more than sixty six thousand new cases in just the last twenty four hours here in the US more than three point one million cases in America now more than one, hundred, thirty, three, thousand American lives lost, and we have new grim images from California tonight with morgues now full refrigerated trucks are now being used to store bodies much like what we saw here in New York months ago. Texas setting a new record tonight, more than ten thousand covert patients hospitalized hospitals struggling with staffing tonight testing chaos in Arizona tonight now, one of the world's most active hotspots families waiting hours in triple digit heat to get tested, and as we've been reporting results taking up to three weeks, president trump traveling to Florida today as the State Today reported more than eleven thousand new cases, he was not wearing a mask, but first lady Melania. Trump sent out this image wearing one. Tonight here the new ABC News poll, showing where American stand on the president and his handling of the pandemic ABC's map and leads us off again tonight. Tonight haunting new images, another victim of the virus wheeled out of L. Central Hospital Kobe capital of California outside the FRY chapel mortuary, those white mausoleums for covert victims refrigerator containers the number of dead, tripling here too numerous to handle inside an average month used to be between forty, five and fifty. And now we're into the hundreds. And when you say cases, you mean bodies. Yes, she krueger owns the mortuary, her staff like family to her. Not Immune from the virus. We lost six of our. Staff to cove it you at six of your staff members out because of covid six of eight, and you're thirty three years in business. Have you ever had to use refrigerator trucks before containers snow? Now, we've never seen anything like this. The daily death toll now rising in seventeen states and twelve state, setting new records for hospitalizations president trump has touted the nation's lower death rate, but late today White House Corona Virus Taskforce Coordinator. Dr Deborah Brooks. Warning the surges in cases will lead to more deaths. We have not seen this result increase mortality, but that is expected as the disease continues to spread some of our large metro areas, the nation's top infectious disease, Dr Anthony Fauci saying we are living in the perfect storm right now, urging states with severe outbreaks to. To shut down and moments ago Atlanta dialing back to phase one in Las Vegas closing bars starting tonight with the governors of hard hit, Arizona Texas and Florida Ardent supporters of president trump, taking little action, Doug Ducey the governor of Arizona announcing Thursday a reduction in indoor dining at restaurants, a measure already previously place I feel as if my father was robbed of his life, and that his illness was completely preventable. Preston accuses father mark died after a three week battle with the virus. The obituary she wrote for him, going viral I knew if I didn't say something. I couldn't trust that anybody else. Wide Kristen writing her father like so many others should not have died from covid nineteen. His death is due to the carelessness politicians who continue to jeopardize the health of Brown bodies through a clear lack of leadership and refusal to acknowledge the severity of the crisis, the president traveling to Florida today, a state with eleven, thousand new infections and ninety two deaths, just the past twenty four hours, but the event didn't focus on the virus, but on illegal drugs and the President President did not wear a mask, and either do many of his senior advisors, and the visit comes as a new ABC News Ipsos poll out today shows. Americans are not happy with his leadership on the virus, sixty seven percent disapproving of the president's handling of the pandemic Texas setting records for guests and hospitalizations with more than ten thousand covert patients, the governor they're saying they're running out of time in hard hit Harris County, which includes Houston officials shutting down all testing sites due to the extreme heat. So. Let's get right to match up tonight I. Know You're in an overflow. Tenth there in El Centro California. So reminiscent of what we saw in New York months ago, Matt and I know the World Health Organization tonight. They've been under heavy pressure from hundreds of doctors and scientists around the world to expand their guidance about how the virus can spread in the air, and now they've done so. Scientists, still believe that the virus is primarily transmitted through close contact door by touching surfaces, but those who scientists now concede that they cannot rule out. The virus can be transmitted in an era socialized fashion, especially in crowded, poorly ventilated areas, they say their understanding of the virus continues to evolve, and they need to do more research David. That's why the social distancing aspect of this is so. So Important Matt. Thank you and there are also growing concerns involving children and the virus tonight. In fact, doctors across the country now reporting new cases of children contracting the dangerous condition related to the virus, also in infant with the virus, dying in Texas and we're learning more tonight about that. Summer camp forced to close more than eighty campers and staff testing positive. Here's ABC's walkers for. In Texas tonight word of an alarming surge in cases at childcare centers Yuli Eighteen hundred staff and children testing positive at more than thousand locations across the state, a staggering seven hundred fifty nine percent increase since last month, doctors are also seeing cases where children have dangerous reaction to the virus Vanessa Martinez, says that happened to her bundle of joy, these images, showing the smiling little girl one day thrown into a fighter survive the next. Six month old Valentino was released from the hospital just this afternoon, but there was tragedy in another part of the state and infant from Corpus Christi caught the virus and later passed away. In Florida Governor says 21-year-olds account for the highest number of covid nineteen cases, but the youngest destined the state believed to be to eleven year olds including to Quan wimberly parents across the country, grappling with the virus and the threat. It poses to their children. This well known Christian camp in Missouri. Now closed after an outbreak there amongst campers and staff, the local health department, announcing forty nine cases on Friday by Monday, it sorta eighty two. David the health department there says that many of the Campers and staff who were infected didn't find out until after they had returned home, and we're talking about people from ten different states and multiple counties across Missouri David be tough sign as we prepare to open schools in this country Marcus. Thank you and the other news this Friday night. We're tracking tropical storm Fay hitting the northeast at this hour. Hour the storm pounding the Jersey shore today, wind gust, topping fifty miles per hour. Flood watches from Delaware all the way up through. Massachusetts tonight the system, pushing its way into upstate New, York, and New England this evening. Rip currents claiming the life of a swimmer. We have the track as we head into this evening and into tomorrow morning. Here's ABC's Adrian banker from Long Beach New. York tonight. Tonight Tropical Storm Fay strikes to northeast making landfall near Atlantic City wind and rain flooding the Jersey Shore. Waterfalls in New York City subway station. Look at the fire hose of rainfall going into New York City. Western Long Island northern new. Jersey in the Hudson Valley. Across the region, wind gusts near sixty miles an hour. Take a look at the surf that we're seeing here in North Wildwood, definitely not. That you want to go out. And nearly seven inches of rain in some spots, but you see any type of pooling or pawn and don't drive through it right. When in doubt turnaround. Don't drown in Westchester County new. York fallen trees ripping. Down Power Lines. And in Essex, county New Jersey. Part of a tree fell on a woman. She's expected to be okay. Ahead of the storm. On Thursday, a group of swimmers were caught in the surf off new. York's Long Island in eighteen year old Queens, man did not survive. Five others were treated and released, so let's get right to Adrian banker tonight. We can see the win their Adrian. Long Beach New, York and those ripcord warnings I gather still in effect tonight. Yes. That's right David, the surf here so dangerously. High recurrent warnings are in effect here and a lot of beaches across the northeast through tomorrow night David Bory. Adrian great to have you on Friday night. Let's get right to senior meteorologist Rob Marciano timing this out for us as we head into the evening, Hey rob. I dated pretty unusual to get a tropical system. Make a run right at new. York City last one was Irena twenty eleven, but that was much later in the season. This one has a lot of rain with show on the radarscope mostly north of the center so fun watches remain up all the way up into Albany wins with this as well to spirals. Spirals up the Hudson River, as it does, so it will fall apart as far as the strengthen viscose, but it will have some rain, especially north of the center and a lot of leftover moisture as another front makes its way towards the area tomorrow, so that will trigger more in the waves thunderstorm, some of which will be severe across the northeast tomorrow afternoon. David, Bill we saw the win with Adrian The rain there with you rob thanks to you both tonight. All Eyes on President trump into the evening and the weekend after he hinted today that he could make a move involving Roger Stone's longtime confidant convicted of lying to Congress facing three years in prison, the president, suggesting today he might step in saying stone has been treated unfairly. Here's our chief justice correspondent Pierre Thomas Tonight. Today president trump hitting his longtime friend. Roger Stone may not serve a day of is more than three year prison sentence lobby, looking at it, I think Roger Stone was very unfairly traded. The self proclaimed dirty trickster defined from the day he was arrested waving the victory sign of his political hero Richard Nixon, but that's small disappearing. After Stone was convicted on seven felony counts including lying to Congress and witnessed temporary prosecutors prove he obstructed. Obstructed the congressional probe into possible connections between Russia wicky lease, and the two thousand sixteen trump campaign president has been fuming for months. This has not been a fair process. Prosecutors recommended that stone be sentenced to seven to nine years in prison, but after the president cried, Foul Attorney General William Bar overruling his own team, saying the sentencing recommendation was too harsh. Did you talk to the president at all about your decision regarding recommendations never? Stone was ultimately sentenced to three years and four months behind bars. I felt it was appropriate. Prosecution and I thought the sentence was fair. I think you said you're no fan. Guy Say that because you did. Well that's accurate but Roger. Stone has a fan in president trump this week. The president was told his old friend was praying for pardon trump's response. His prayer may be answered. It truly was an extraordinary prosecution for prosecutors resigned from the stone case after overturned their recommendation for lengthy prison term when prosecutor, telling Congress, he felt. Pressure from President Trump David Pierre Thomas who's been following this every step of the way for us. Thank you Pierre and now to another case tonight new developments involving d'alene Maxwell Jeffrey Epstein's Alleged Co Conspirator. She's now requesting to be released on bail. As we now learn. She's now being monitored closely. Her sheets reportedly taken away and she's been given paper clothing to wear to prevent any possibility of harming herself. Here's either pilgrim tonight. The defense team for Glyn Maxwell tonight arguing the former girlfriend Q. Sex trafficker. Jeffrey Epstein should be released from jail. Prosecutors Call Maxwell an extreme flight risk, but her attorneys argue she never left the country after Epstein's arrest. Instead staying out of the public eye given the crush of media, attention as alleged victims of Epstein also called for her arrest will get to the bottom of everybody who is involved with that starting with Gillan. Maxwell Maxwell now house at a prison across the river from the facility. We're Epstein took his own life after what happened with Jeffrey Obscene. They're going to be keeping. Keeping an eye on her maxwell is under constant monitoring, wearing only paper clothes and no sheets on the bed. Her lawyers proposing she be released on five million dollars bond with GPS monitoring, writing Glenn Maxwell is not Jeffrey Epstein the British socialite vigorously denies charges. She helped Epstein Recruit Groom and abused three teenage girls in the mid nineties, and will fight any allegations against her, but some of Epstein's alleged victims want her behind bars. The victims are very adamant that she not get bail. This arrest is a major step to validating that the victims and survivors of these crimes have a voice. Maxwell's attorney say due to Colin. If she stays here behind bars, her health would be at serious risk, and it would keep her from precipitating in her defense. The hearing on her bond is expected Tuesday David. That's coming Tuesday. Thank you and we do have new reporting later tonight. On this a two hour twenty twenty, the Jeffrey Epstein case, and his accusers nine PM Eastern with all the latest developments. Developments again nine pm right here. There's also news tonight about the killing of an army soldier at Fort Hood Texas Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy ordering an independent investigation now up the command climate at the base, following the death of Vanessa and with authorities say she was killed by soldiers who then took his life gins. Family claims she was sexually harassed at the base, but did not report it fearing retaliation. When? We come back on this busy Friday night. That new images this evening of the popular actress and mother, who disappeared or four year old found alone on that boat and what we now know. If you'd like getting the story behind the story checkout start here the Daily News podcast from ABC News every morning. Start here we'll get you ready for your day. With inciteful straightforward reporting on a few of the day's biggest headlines from groundbreaking investigative reports to urgent revelations, Shaping your world recently honored with prestigious. Edward R Murrow award. Start here takes you inside the stories that matter and where they're heading next, so start smart start heating. Check it out on apple podcasts or your favorite podcast APP. We have learned a tragic crash on an Indiana. Interstate four children from six to fifteen years old were killed. Semi slammed into their vehicle and Wayne County, pushing them into a second truck igniting a fire, the driver of their car survived, he was airlifted for treatment. Police arrested Corey with wrote the driver of the semi. They say he was under the influence. He faces several charges including reckless homicide. We also have news of a frightening bear attack inside a home near Aspen. Colorado authorities responding with nine one one call, they say the bear got into the home on its own, the bear pawing the man's face several. To his head and his neck, he's in stable condition tonight. They found the bear. It's been euthanized funny tonight here our person of the week, the young man and the call it finally came, but it did not come without the work. Ron, state and from booey. Maryland was determined to never give up. His single father cared for him, and Bihan vowed to pay it forward. No matter what. Hey, Dave, tonight Ron Right here I'm really tough. I mean food is securities houses security. We didn't even have heat in the winter. He said after his mother left the family, and his father lost his job. He struggled his grade suffered from high. GPA was like low two point zero and I got denied by every single college I applied to. So I just asked to go work for the local trash company, but that job is garbage, man four am. Every morning changed Hans, life. That's my life changed forever. Like the first time in life where? Everyone around me, just really pick me up and embraced me. His coworkers encouraged him to fight for his dreams. They thought I'm being. The of lifted me. Went Back to school got his grades up a four point Oh. He was accepted at the University of Maryland working two shifts as a garbage man to pay for it I wake up at four o'clock. Go to go to work clean my dumpsters. Get off go to school. Then after school I go back to finish the shift. and. That was pretty much day. He then reached for his next dream. Harvard law school. And this was the moment for hardwood. Find out if he got in or I'm quitting. He's headed to Harvard law this fall. I kinda Harvard. And really it was probably just the greatest moment of my life, specifically, because I finally felt that I could pay back my dad and my brother all this. Tonight Hans Message on pushing forward pushing through no matter what just love yourself enough to always give yourself what you want. Rice night always going to be fair but I. It's not going to be fair I can promise. You won't be fair. But, If you put in the work. You disappoint me. Stay hungry. 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"Are you hiring with indeed you can post a job in minutes set up screener questions than zero in on your shortlist of qualified candidates using an online dashboard get started today at indeed dot com slash tonight. That's indeed dot com slash tonight. Dell small business technology advisors. No, there's nothing small about your business. That's why we offer one on one partnership and reliable business PC's with Intel core processors to help you get business done. Call eight seven seven by Dell that's eight seven seven by Dell today breaking news as we Colombiere the special counsel. Robert Muller sent his report to the attorney general after nearly two years thirty seven indictments six Trump associates, the Buller report now turned in the White House getting the call I that in congress alerted the report was done Kerry by security officer to the department of Justice tonight. We knew already the letter Dow from the attorney general William bar to congress and early word coming in tonight from the AG that his first summary could come as early as this weekend, John Carlin Pierre Thomas standing by with new reporting also tonight, President Trump now responding sources telling ABC news, the initial reaction quote glad it's over also tonight. No, new indictments from Robert Muller, Dan, Abrahams standing by what that leads. And what's in the report itself? Are there any clues yet? Tonight reaction pouring in from Capitol Hill demands that the mullahs report be made public that the American people get to see it. But will that happen? Mary Bruce standing by live on the hill. Also, breaking this Friday night that chemical plant fire worries about the air at just tonight. The new fire now erupting short time ago. Major news on bowling tonight. Those new max jets grounded after news, many were missing crucial safety software. That cost extra tonight the new headlines and the priest attacked during mass the moment live streamed at what we know tonight. This is ABC news tonight with David Muir. Good evening, this great to have you with us here at a very busy Friday night. And we begin tonight with the mullahs report. Now turned in Robert Muller's work is over his report carried by a security officer to the department of Justice this afternoon. In fact, the White House was called at four forty this afternoon and told it was done, then congress was alerted. The twenty two month investigation is over tonight. The first major headline right here. The department of Justice confirming no new indictments as we first reported here last night. The second major headline tonight. The attorney general could deliver his first summary of the mullahs report by this weekend. As we have reported the investigation launched twenty two months ago. Twenty five million spent thirty seven points, including six of President Trump's associates national security adviser, Michael Flynn, one time campaign chair Paul Manafort deputy campaign manager, Rick gates, foreign policy advisor, George popadopoulos, personal attorney and fixer Michael Cohen and longtime political operative Roger stone, all but stone pleading guilty tonight what? In the report remains a mystery of this hour, but let's get right to ABC's chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl. And John do we have any indication yet? If the president has been given any clues as to what's in this report, David at this point, all indications are the report remains as much a mystery to the president as it does to the rest of us. But the president is telling his friends and aides that he is glad it is over tonight. After nearly two years. Robert Muller's work is finally done late today. A security officer hand delivered his final report to the department of Justice and to attorney general Bill bar in a letter sent this evening bar officially notified congress, the special counsel as concluded his investigation of Russian interference in the two thousand sixteen election and related matters. The contents of the report and even the exact timing have been a tightly guarded secret this morning, even President Trump was in the dark. I have no idea about the Miller report tonight bar informed. Congress. I am reviewing the report anticipate that I may be in a position to advise you of the special counsels principal conclusions as soon as this weekend. As ABC news first reported yesterday, a senior department of Justice official confirmed today Muller is recommending no further indictments, ultimately, it'll be up to bar decide. How much of the report is made public at his confirmation hearing Democrats tried to nail him down. Will you commit to making any report Muller produces at the conclusion of his investigation available to congress and to the public as as I said in my statement, I am going to make as much information available as I can consistent with the rules and regulations that are part of the special counsel regulations. Will you commit to making any report on the obstruction of Justice public? I that's the. Same answer tonight Bartels congress. He is committed to as much transparency as possible he pledged to consult with Muller who is known for decades to determine what other information from the report can be released to congress and the public earlier this week. I asked the president whether he wants the full report released the American public have a right to see them all a report. I don't mind, frankly, I told the house if you want let him sit let it come out. Let people see it that's up to the attorney general. We have a very good attorney general very highly respected. And and we'll see what happens. Amidst the anticipation over molars last act, the president amped up his attacks on the special counsel again. And again calling the whole investigation a witch-hunt. I haven't deputy appoints a man to write a report on me to make a determination on my presidency. People will not stand for. All right. So let's get right back to Giancarlo live tonight. John as you reported their sources say the president's first response. Glad it's over. And even though we still don't know the contents of this report. There must be some relief for the president tonight. And for people in his inner circle with the news that there are no new indictments. Oh, no question about that David the president's legal team also has put out a statement saying that they are pleased. The report has been issued the investigation is over and Sarah Sanders, the press secretary so the next steps regarding release will be up to Bill bar, and she said David that the president the White House. They have not been briefed at all on the contents or conclusions of the report at least not yet. All right giancarl leading us off on this Friday night. John thank you as we reported at the top the first summary from the attorney general could come as early as this weekend. So let's get right to ABC's chief Justice correspondent Pierre Thomas tonight NPR that was news as well that we might see this summary so quickly because we now know that this is up to the attorney general William bar what to release how much to release and win. That's why David Bill bar is a veteran of Washington. He's under incredible pressure. And he knows he has to make some of mothers conclusions known and quickly tonight with that new indication from the attorney general that his first summary of Robert Muller's findings would be made public by this weekend. It's clear Robert Muller's work is over no more indictments, but his findings not yet revealed sister hermoeller you investigating the president for twenty two months. Robert Muller has been a virtual ghost begin with that breaking headline the wheel appoint a special counsel leading his indictment in court filings speak for themselves to diamonds from the special thirty four people charged seven pleading guilty, where's call Paul Manafort, including the president's campaign chairman. Is deputy campaign manager his first national security advisor. And his longtime personal attorney and fixing. Mr. Cohen has cooperated Muller. Also, zeroing in on the Russians in dining twenty-six, people and unscrewing an elaborate scheme to influence the two thousand sixteen election by hurting Hillary Clinton, helping Donald Trump information warfare against the United States with President Trump seeming to sign with Putin over the American intelligence agencies. I have President Putin. He just said it's not Russia. I will say this. I don't see any reason why it would be Trump attacking the investigation at every turn. But the entire thing has been a witch hunt. They won't find any collision. It doesn't exist. No collision. There was no obstruction. There was no nothing Muller also investigating whether the president repeatedly tried to obstruct the investigation. Why don't I just fire? Well, I think it's a disgrace. What's going on many people said, you should fire him special counsels team interviewing dozens of witnesses, including around thirty Kurt and former white. House officials the President Trump himself refusing to sit face to face with Robert Muller. So let's get back to peer live in Washington tonight. Pier. One thing that was made very clear today was that no one stopped Robert Muller. No one stood in his way, ever when he wanted to investigate here. He was allowed to investigate. That's why David Barbie. Clearly Muller was a complete professional, and there was no lead that he wanted to pursue where he was told. No, David that was really important. Alright Pierre Thomas our thanks to you as well tonight. Let's get right to ABC's chief legal analyst Abrahams who's been following this with us all this afternoon. I off no new indictments crystal clear from the department of Justice, some are going to wonder does that include any potential sealed indictments left to be open. I think no new indictments means. No, new indictments. I don't think this is a semantic game. Okay. What about the other investigations that have been sent elsewhere that we're already reporting on those are going to continue in New York in Washington DC? But what's different? Now is that alternate -ly those people report directly to William bar, the attorney general they don't have the same level of independence that the special counsel had even though he was also reporting to the. Torney general. So I think that that those investigations are going to continue, but there are a little bit different than the special counsel. And lastly, you made the point late this afternoon that perhaps the biggest mystery inside the Muller report. And we don't know what's in. This report is why there wasn't an indictment of the president whether that's because of Justice department guidelines, or whether there was simply no evidence here and the special counsel regulations, specifically say that he's required to tell the attorney general why he didn't seek certain prosecutions. So the question is going to be everyone wants to know was the president not indicted because there's simply no evidence of collusion conspiracy with the Russians or was there. No indictment because he's the president and the president can't be indicted, and that applies both to the collusion question. Obstruction of Justice all of it. And we could know that actually very soon if that if the details the report made public Dan Abrahams tonight, thanks so much. I want to get right to Capitol Hill because reaction is pouring in for both the house and the Senate at this hour. Of course, it was just last week. The house voted overwhelmingly Republicans and. Kratz to make the mullahs report public. Let's get right to Mary, Bruce. She's up on the hill tonight monitoring this, and Mary we have the letter from the attorney general a sent to congress this afternoon. The special counsel has submitted to me today. A confidential report, and that's what's key here, confidential. It's now his decision here. How much the American public will see and David Bar has promised lawmakers that he will be as transparent as possible. But based on what we're hearing from Democrats tonight, they are not going to be satisfied until they see the full Muller report and the underlying evidence just bar summaries. Simply not going to fight and Democrats are going to use every tool they have available to get this information. That means brace yourself for more subpoenas. It means we could see Muller n bar testifying here on the hill. And it means we could see a long court battle. Also, remember, Republicans and Democrats tonight are saying that after tens of millions of taxpayer money was spent on this investigation that the American public deserves to see this some version of this report, David Democrats are bracing for this to be a long. Fight for them to get the information that they want. And in the meantime, they are not holding back. They are plowing ahead. They are ramping up scores of their own investigations into this administration. David while Muller's work, maybe wrapping up the hill is just getting started Mary Bruce making it abundantly clear tonight. The next chapter here is how much of this report. The American public will see our thanks to marry to Dan to giancarl tonight and to Pierre for leading us off. We'll have continuing coverage of this very busy night in Washington later tonight on Nightline. And of course, first thing in the morning on good Morning, America and all weekend on world news. In the meantime, this Friday night, we moved out of breaking news near Houston that inferno at the chemical plant in deer park, Texas. Flaring up yet again late today amid questions about the air. At least two tanks are now on fire. A new plume of black smoke pouring into the sky tonight the fire burning on and offer days residents worried about the air quality and ABC's Alex Perez right back on the scene tonight. Those towering plumes of smoke filling the air near Houston. Again, it appears as though that the product that has leaked out of the plan is now in the ditch and that too is on fire. Fire officials say at least two tanks filled with components used to make gasoline nail polish remover and glue burning. We will make this right? We will fix it. And we won't make it right? And it was just yesterday. When a spokeswoman for the company made that tearful apology after an earlier fire at the same chemical plant that lasted for days was finally put out earlier today. Officials at the facility announced they were working to empty an estimated twenty thousand barrels of liquid from char tank that leaked the potential cancer causing substance benzine, the national guard assisting schools in the area have been closed out of an abundance of caution after the toxin was detected in the air. Many nearby residents worried all week and tonight anxious with that smoke back in the air and David because of all this the coast guard has shut. Down temporarily the channel that connects the port of Houston and the Gulf of Mexico. That's a busy shipping channel some encouraging news here tonight officials say they already have that new flare up under control, David Alex Perez tonight. Alex, thanks for your reporting all week long now to the weather tonight. Damaging winds expected here in the northeast and the states of emergency in the mid west deadly flooding across several states tonight. Rain falling through the weekend. Several towns ordering mandatory evacuations tonight after a levee breach in atchison Kansas tornado warnings popping up in Texas today. And of course, those gusty winds I mentioned in very cold temperatures hitting the northeast tonight. Rob Marciano tracking it all for us again this evening. Hey, rob. Hi, David Windsor cranking here also concerned about that storm. That's now plowing into the place over that flood zone this weekend. And there's a tornado watch posted for parts of North Texas. But this loads really swirling around the rain the snow's tonight. Winds are gonna be cranking all day long tomorrow from DC to Philly to Boston Cussing thirty to forty miles an hour, wind chills will be in the. Teens and twenties the star your Saturday, David Marciano, we'll be watching you all weekend long. In the meantime, now, the major news on Boeing tonight. And those new max jets that have been grounded after news many were missing important safety features that Boeing charges extra four tonight. Indonesia's state owned airline says it wants to cancel its five billion dollar order for fifty new jets claiming passengers simply don't trust Boeing anymore. Here's ABC's David curly just days after learning the pilot of that doomed lion air jet from Indonesia was flipping through his emergency checklists before crashing tonight. Word that that country's state-owned airline wants to cancel it. Seven three seven max order guru air appears to be trying to negotiate to avoid a cancellation penalty on a five billion dollar deal. Meanwhile, ABC news is learned Boeing software update is expected to be certified by the FAA early next week in the first max crash and improperly installed sensor provided bad data the one. Sensor triggering the jets nose down movement Twenty-one times Boeing's fix relying on both sensors initiate, a dive only once and the angle of that dive will be less you'd need a system to provide a digital protections provides additional information. So that these two accidents don't happen again. It's now been five full days since the eighth yo paeans received the data from the black boxes from the second max crash, but still no indication of the cause in two thousand ten Ethiopians tried to manipulate the mishap data from seven thirty seven crash. There's a real fear here that they're going to try and do that again with this mishap we've learned that Boeing is invited airlines to Seattle area plant this weekend to talk about this software update and training, and that at least American airline pilots will be in the simulator to test. This software update David David curly with us all week long as well. Thank you, David. There is news tonight about your money, your 4._0._1._K, a deep dive on Wall Street today. The Dow Jones plunging four hundred sixty points closing at twenty five thousand five hundred two that's the worst day of trading since January. So let's go live tonight to ABC's aerial rush. Up on Wall Street because there was a key indicator aerial that costs them alarm today. That's right. David stocks plunged today amid new signs of slowing global economy and amid new worry of looming recession here at home. And here's that key indicator. David right here. The so called yield curve flipping to negative for the first time since two thousand seven right before the great recession. Sometimes when this happens. This can indicate another recession may be coming. But not always David this happened just days after the fed chairman announce that it was unlikely that we would see more rate hikes later this year, another sign of a slowing economy. David Russia live on Wall Street force tonight, Ariel. Thank you in. There is still much more ahead on world news tonight. This busy Friday night, the priest attacked during mass the frightening moment with C lie because it was being streamed. The rush to help the priest and how they stopped the suspect. 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"Are you hiring with indeed you can post job in minutes set up screener questions than zero in on your shortlist of qualified candidates using an online dashboard get started today at indeed dot com slash ABC. That's indeed dot com slash ABC. I welcome to another episode of the investigation. I'm curious Phillips along with my co-host. Chris Blasio senior executive producer of our investigative unit and senior editorial producer, Matt mosque. It's now been fifteen days since attorney general Bill bars summary of the Muller reports conclusions was released and fifteen days of Democrats asking for the full report demanding to see the raw material that Muller collected during his investigation into Russian election meddling with bars. Redacted version of the report scheduled to be released by April fifteenth speculation over just what will be crossed out is already sparking some concern. But that's not the only investigation. We're tracking House Democrats are ramping up their probe into White House security clearances and have officially requested. Trump's tax returns is a lot to get into. So here to help us break. It all down as chief Justice correspondent Pierre Thomas peer thanks so much being with us today. Good to be here. All right. Talk about the report and the battle of reductions with Bill bar, where do we stand? Well, he has two hearings this week of he's before the house appropriations committee and then on Wednesday the Senate appropriations committee, so even though it's about budgetary matters. He's also expecting some questions about the Muller report and to be perhaps pushed on that somewhat. So he's been preparing for that the last few days the latest we're hearing about the report is at mid April while we're in mid April just about so we're trying to get the sense that it's probably later this week maybe early next week. We actually get this redacted report, and he's going to be redacting at least four categories right right category. When grand jury material to counterintelligence information three information about ongoing investigations, and in for people who are considered on the periphery where there's information about them that may not be released. Now peer do you think? I mean, what's going to happen today at the appropriations? Committee. I mean, are there firebrands are is there going to be a criticism of bar is he gonna take heat because of his conclusions that some people are suggesting he tried to kind of, you know, create his own narrative and not Bob Muller's narrative. Well, it look our congressional sources are saying that look this should be business as usual with, you know, lots of questions about appropriations but bar in his people aren't quite buying that they expect that some of the congressman will be politicians and will want to push him on issue of the Miller report. Look, this is the first time that we're seeing him in public since he got the mullahs report. So the likelihood is at least some of the Democrats on that committee are going to ask some questions about the Miller report. Well, there's even members from Muller's team. There's reports out there saying that they are actually unhappy with the initial report to congress, and that more could be said about the seriousness of what they found you. Let me see if I can defined it this way based on. My sourcing, especially on the obstruction of Justice side of things there is a pretty full accounting. I'm told of why they came to the conclusion that they could not make a final decision on whether you know, the president obstructed Justice. And that does not involve grand jury material. And some of them were surprised that that was not part of the initial summary provided by bar some of the disatisfaction is about that. Well, and also, I think you know, there's one thing about what is a legal violation. What is something that they can make a criminal case out of? But it's a whole 'nother matter what's going to be politically unpalatable for President Trump. And I think to the extent that bars summary protected the president from that. I think what these guys are saying in these published reports the members of the Muller team who are non mislead speaking out about this or suggesting there's actually quite a lot of negative material about the PR. Resident in the report that is not reflected in any way in the summary. So we'll have to see if that actually appears in the redacted version that comes out the the other thing here is you're talking about people spent nearly two years of their life, and they want as much of the work to be known as possible there's some of that going on here. And then the other thing I might add to I in terms of the stories that I've never seen a situation where any satellite office beat the US attorney's office didn't have some issue would headquarters about how a case was handled. So there's some of that here. I said actually last week on start here podcast that I actually suggested that this these people leaking it's kind of a warning shot to bar to say, hey, be careful how much you redact, or or, you know, we'll we may leak more, you know, don't redact too much because people may be unsatisfied by the four hundred pages. Yeah. Of course, I I think you're onto something there. Here's the thing. This report is four hundred plus pages bar gave a summary that was four pages. And there are a lot of places in the report that involve analysis, I'm told that it's not just laying out of evidence is just analysis their conclusions about what they saw, you know, there was not a conspiracy define conspiracy that they came to the conclusion that existed. However, they'll be information about well. How many context it people associated with Trump have with the Russians? What was the context of some of those conversations there would be things like, well, none of the people contacted the FBI about it. So as as Matt put it pointed out, there could be some negative things in there that don't look great, but aren't illegal. Well, and this is Chris what you mean a lot of us. I guess have been debating internally throughout this entire process is what is the crime here that we're looking at because we all knew collusion's not a crime. So what is the criminal behavior and what the headline that bar? Gave us in his four-page summary was there is no crime here. Right in terms of conspiracy. The affection thing I think will be one of the more interesting aspects of the report because I'm intimating that they will lay out here. The specific things that the president did that gave us pause and then on the other side here. The reasons why perhaps we couldn't come to a conclusion, and those will be the most fascinating things to. That's what we all want to look at that. Right. Especially as journalists, and I actually have been saying, listen, we know, Mike, Michael Flynn. Correct. Me guys. How many times did he talk to the prosecutors? And there was more than thirty hours as a for thirty hours. He had to give them something. Right. Something to get a deal. You give something to get something. We have no idea what he gave to get right now. Exactly under the bar redaction. I mean, pure are you expecting? We'll learn the. To that question. Or is that the type of thing that we're not entitled to know, according to the Torney general, well that is the most critical question the report as I've been saying for some time, and you guys, you know, not just like a broken record. With me is that that confidential report is supposed to be the history. The summation the analysis of everything that they did what their mission was for example. I'm told that it has great detail about the extent to which the Russians went inches of infiltrating and messing with the two thousand sixteen election. And then it goes into who in Trump campaign or who associated with Trump had connections conversations with the Russians, and then it makes us -ment of each one of these individuals, and then you go onto the obstruction issue. So this is so much detail so much analysis and the fight and it's going to be a fight. Alan, you think months weeks could be. Two years. I mean, look congress will want every syllable joking with my wife. I said they want every syllable. They don't want to let her, you know, in that report not to be known, and you know, as you those four items, which the the Justice department traditionally has not allowed to be into public purview grand jury material. Some of these other things deal. Jay's not going to let that go without a fight. But at the same time, though, Pierre I've always said, you know, Bill bar for a long time. He's been in Washington for thirty years. Do we really think that Bill bar would put his reputation to protect Donald Trump? I mean, there's kind of an inference by Democrats to say he's kind of on the on the take for for for for the president. Well, my sources say he's personally offended by any such notion on the other hand, he has been pretty straightforward about his views on obstruction in you know, he wrote that memo unsolicited. For DOJ to see he was at least under consideration. If I'm not mistaken note, though, he turned down to be on the defense side of the council for the president. So he has those things which the Democrats are trying to use against him. But he and his people are adamant that he's a professional that he understands the institution of the Justice department, and that you know, he's not going to do anything to damage his own reputation. But again, there are a lot of people who are criticizing him because they're saying that that initial four-page document was kinda light on anything that was negative about. And do we think Bob Muller will testify to do you think? We'll see him on Capitol Hill testifying. I think one of the committees just ask for him this week to appear next week. Well, one thing we can I can guarantee you is that he will do what the Justice department asking the do it Barr says you can go he'll go if the. Jay says he shouldn't go he won't peer. Thanks so much for joining us and weighing in with us. No problem. Also on Capitol Hill, another big battle that's brewing. Now, Matt is the president's tax returns. Yes. And we learned this week that the president has got a lawyer dedicated to working on this topic. Which is what is going to happen will the will the congress be entitled to see his personal tax returns? And that is going to be a whole new and potentially quite ugly legal battle, and what is the what is the press? What are they saying? What is the congressional committee using the basis to to get to get these tax returns? What are they saying is the reason there are certain chairman of certain committees on the hill that have that are entitled to go right to the IRS and say, I want to see the tax return of this American, and it could be any American. They have to have a legislative purpose. And so. We're there's going to be pushed back from the president's attorneys is they're going to want to know, what is the legislative purpose for seeing the president's tax returns. That's why you're starting to hear the chairman of the House Ways and means committee a democrat from Massachusetts named Richard Neal talking about the desire by the legislature to understand how presidential tax returns are audited. You remember you've been hearing the president say now for months and months, he's he's being audited. He's under audit. And so that has given the chairman of the committee a predicate to say, why do we wanna see his returns because we want to see what happens when a president's tax returns are under audit. He's the boss of the IRS the ultimate boss for for the auditor who is sitting there auditing his tax returns. How does that dynamic work with Jay Sekula was on the Sunday this week this Sunday? And he was basically saying this is weaponising this idea that you can use the IRS is a political. Weapon. Which is what's happening. Here is incorrect, both as a matter of statutory law, and constitutionally we should not be in a situation where individuals individual private tax returns are used for political purposes. And I think that is the probably strongest argument that the president's team has is that you are taking purely for political purposes a run at his tax returns, which he believes he has the right to keep private like any American. Now, we all know from a tradition standpoint. Presidential candidates in the United States have been putting their tax returns out to the public for some forty years. This is not traditionally presidential candidates are asked to do that. So that's the the push and pull of this argument, and we wanna see his tax returns because the idea isn't United time. I this for months we want to see if there are conflicts of interest. That's exactly right here. I mean, he has vast global holdings. His company has been doing deals all over the world to the extent. His tax returns will shed some light on what his interests are. Then we would know when he makes a decision as president is he making it on behalf of the best interest of the country or for financial gain his own bottom line. Well, also, did he inflate his worth to to margin his wealth to get more properties? And maybe deflate his worth in order to get tax advantages. That's the thing about Donald Trump. He's always been very sensitive. The fact for years more as long as I've known him that about how wealthy he is. And if we do see the tax returns, we'll finally get a much clearer sense with how wealthy actually is. And he's bragged about exploiting the loopholes in the past. Yes, he's never been shy about saying that he will do whatever is legally allowed to minimize as much as possible his tax Bill as he says any American should expect to do. But when you're running for president when you are president. There are a whole host of issues that that this raises for the purpose of the battle by congress to get his returns. None of that will mean anything it'll all come down to whether the congress can persuasively argue that they for legislative purposes need to see his returns. Well, coming up we're gonna dig into another investigation. That's dogging the president and the first family, and that's the house oversight committee's probe into security clearances. We're talking with one of the key. Players right after the break. When it comes to hiring. You don't have time to waste you need help getting to your shortlist of qualified candidates fast. That's why you need indeed dot com. Get started today at indeed dot com slash ABC. That's indeed dot com slash ABC capital. One is building a better Bank one that feels and acts nothing like a typical Bank. That's why they're reimagining banking and building something completely different. They offer accounts with no fees or minimums Capital One. This is banking reimagined. What's in your wallet capital? One NA last week White House security clearances were under scrutiny once again, the whistle blower from inside the White House tonight coming forward to congress with what she says is a serious national security concern claiming that at least twenty five people, including two senior White House officials right now who were all granted security clearances despite initially being turned down during the security check that whistle blower is Tricia Newbold and she. The house oversight committee that under her ex supervisor former White House personnel security director Carl Kline. She saw more than two dozen applications for security clearances that were initially rejected overturned, and she detailed three specific cases. The applicants identified as only White House officials number one two and three the descriptions fueling speculation that two of those officials are Jared Kushner and a vodka Trump both have previously come under fire for their clearance. Status. Both have denied any wrongdoing or push from the president. This is vodka talking to ABC the president had no involvement pretending to my Clarence my husband's Clarice and Jared on Fox News over the last two years that I've been here I've been accused of all different types of things and all those things have turned out to be false. But House Democrats are still zeroing in intensifying their search for answers authorizing a subpoena of Karl Klein for. Testimony Newbold previously filed a discrimination complaint against Klein with the Equal Employment Opportunity commission for quote continuous harassment a hostile work environment and disparate treatment based on her sex and disability listed as quote dwarfism. Joining me now investigative reporter and editor Pete Madden. ABC's Katherine Faulders and Shannon Crawford who've been following this closely. We're also speaking with Bob Driscoll, he has represented a number of high profile clients tied to investigations linked to the Trump administration. And now, he's representing Carl Kline. Bob, thanks for coming in. All right, Carl Kline who is he why you representing him describe him to us Carl Klein is or was the top security officer at the White House was in charge of clearances. He's a career for lack of better term clearance guy. He's got forty five years of experience twenty five in the air force eighteen doing civilian clearance work, and he's a career guy who was asked to take this job during the Trump administration took it, and is now kind of caught betwixt and between a constitutional struggle between the executive and legislative branches sell Tricia Newbold who worked under underneath Carl. She's the whistle blower that has been making all the news. She worked in the White House personnel security office under Carl she had been there for eighteen years. But and she tells congress. At least twenty five people whose applications were denied were over ruled. And she has warned that the the situation is quote national security issue. It could impact national security. That's the exact quote, and she's basically saying, you know, Carl is the one that that basically said, Nope. Sorry, don't agree with you. These guys are going to get clearance, not not bored to death as important talk a little bit of process in this. So the way the process works in the security offs. The White House is when you join the White House you fill out SF eighty six form, it's got all your background data. It gets shipped out to the FBI and he start working with your interim clearance, and then when the FBI report is complete it goes back to the security office. And then a line reviewer at the security office reviews, it it goes to supervisor in the security office. And then when Carl was there or whoever that is if either the line person or the supervisor raises an issue. You it goes to Karl's dusk. So it's incorrect said that anyone has cured Clarence overruled or reverse or anything else because it's not denied and Carl's. The only one that could have denied it some of his subordinates can recommend to him in which case that act puts his on on his desk. But if his subordinates don't recommend denial. It goes out the door without them ever seeing. So if if something came through clean with no issues, and no one raised any issues. Someone like Carl calls position would never see it. If someone does raise an issue it ended up on his on his desk. So essentially, it's denied by him. And it's a I think a little bit misleading to suggest that somehow the clearance was denied, and he reversed it because that's just a subordinate in the general workflow works in an office. Newbold testified that senior White House official number one. You know, had these disqualifying concerns, and that they were over ridden by your client. Would you take issue with that characterization in any way? I mean, a wouldn't confirm. Who senior official one is. But I think I would. I mean, if the bottom line is all that someone new which can do is raise issues to be reviewed by her supervisor, I would say it is it's like a newspaper or someplace else or or even ABC news. You know, there's a workflow their editors they're aligned people every time editor does their job. You don't say I've been overruled Ben reversed its you've up past the line. And sometimes they make decisions that are different than you. Sometimes they agree. And also these important is to realize the bureaucratic incentives here, if you're a supervisor in the office, if you if you approve an application you own it because no one else sees it. If you approve it, you're the last word if you don't approve it so else else's going to own it. And so if there's someone high profile or someone controversial, I would suggest that and classic government bureaucratic fashion. The instinct is going to be to put on your bosses desk, which is appropriate because bosses, you know, they say you paid the big money to make the decisions and situation. Like that. Right. But new bolt not saying, hey, I kicked it up. It's your deal. Now, she's saying I came to you multiple times. I had serious concerns in some cases. And she's feeling that perhaps he just rubber stamp them approved instead of taking her considerations. Right. And I read kind of the summary of her testimony before the house, or the interview, I guess wasn't testimony for the house. I mean to me not to minimize it. But it sounds like it's a subordinate employees who disagreed with some of the decisions of her boss and didn't feel that they're adequately explained to her which isn't necessarily a bosses obligation to do, you know and didn't seem to have a lot of knowledge about what went on or didn't go on above the chain from our. Well, the reason why this is making a lot of news is because we're talking about Jared Kushner, I mean, it's out there that White House official number one was Jared Kushner, so. Sources telling me it's Jared. Yep. Catherine sources telling you as well and Newbold reportedly described Kushner as having too many, quote, significant disqualifying factors to have received clearance including quote outside business interests and quote for an influence, so despite the denied security clearance, Newbold says her superior your client, Carl Kline overruled and approved Kushner's clearance. Despite those flags that she raised those Ben kind of opposition research that people have tried to convert into government investigations does the government. Negation designed to get up research. I mean, let's all be real in this room. This is about getting Jared's SF eighty six right or getting a vodkas as eighty six or getting somebody's SF eighty six that. That's why the Democrats wanted. There's no legitimate legislative interest in any of this. This is exactly so that they can rummage through the files and leaked to the press. You had part of me like in the way you watch football. You you you kind of appreciate the well-executed plan. You know, you the unfortunate part for me is it my guys nothing to do with this. He's just doing his job. And you know, this is congress wants to dig through confidential personnel files and the White House has an interest. Well, they can resolve that through the courts or otherwise, there's no reason my guy should be hiring a lawyer and getting dragged before this committee to play devil's advocate for a second. She testified before the committee, Republicans and Democrats Democrats did did reveal I in their letter. But it should we? Two we take her testimony. Seriously. She was working in the office under under your client. Shouldn't we give some credence as to what she's saying before the committee? Well, I guess there's always a balance between what people think is news worthy or instinct, and what the institutional infrastructure. I mean, I think people ought to consider if they wanna live in a world where the opposition party in congress can say to the party that has the presidency. You know, we're really concerned about national security clearance process, if you wouldn't mind sending over the SF, eighty six all your senior people, we want to see if there's any problems your security process may have missed so did Karl Klein and Tricia Newbold respect each other when they were dealing with security clearances and these approvals and these applications because she said he discriminated against her because she's a little person, and she felt that it was a bit of a hostile work environment. I find that my personally. To be an unusual allegation as having met crawl. I'll leave it at that. And I'm confident that he'll prevail. Legally. Why did he ultimately leave the office the personnel security office got a better gig back at DOJ? And it was five is talk about the media filling in gaps in speculation. When I first went the first things, you do when you get a client as you go home, and you look at the stuff, and it's all the speculation that he left the White House in the wake of you know. These things the kind of the usual words, well because Newbold accuses him of reckless practices, which had national security implications. And he did not leave in the wake of any of this. The he was contacted about this job last August, he got his tentative offer lash December and got his formal final offer on January fifth or sixth. So so this stuff his departure was lying in the works and predated all of this and is not a reaction to it. You mentioned you mentioned earlier that your client is not a political guy in any way. It did he eats your knowledge ever receive any direct orders from this president or through an intermediary to overturn any of these clearances. I don't believe so and when you're working in the White House in your clearance being worked on to the FBI eventually back to security office, you have an interim clearance. So you're not getting excluded from any meetings, your life isn't adversely affected. So don't think this office is going to be necessary. Subject to that much. I think that that colleges do his job they've standards they apply. We like anything else they've written standards. What you on is what you look at. And and but at the end of the day, it's all the risk assessment that you do anyway, and it's the type of risk assessment. He's been doing on behalf of the military for decades. He's still doing now for a military would would denying security clearance for an important Trump administration official such as his son-in-law Jared Kushner have put your client at odds with the president. I have no idea. I mean, I I wouldn't suspect. So because again, the president would have plenary authority anyway. And so it's it's one of those things where you know, the results can be in the end what the president wanted to be. And you're doing an I mean from a constitutional perspective the entire office exists kind of an processes were written broadly speaking at the direction of the president. And so you're going through the process the president asked you to do a plan the judge with president as you apply. And if the end of the day the. Resident wants to ignore that? And and ran a clearance is presence. How to do it? I'm not sure that would or wouldn't make the president upset. There's been a lot of reporting about Jared, Nevada perhaps impropriety with their security clearances, you bring up interim security clearances. There have been complaints that there's been too many of those dole out where there's smoke is their fire. I can't even confirm what you know, the these things are about in the individuals involved. But I think that clearly though, the names you mentioned are the ones that Democrats are interested in, and you know, I think that you've got a difficult problem that you've got an office the whole idea when you work for the government is you give some pretty intimate details of your life into the FBI and have them reviewed, and I don't blame the media for kind of trying to do its job. But you know, what do you do when someone who's been in office that's bound by confidentiality because they have such sensitive information for personal when someone from that office leaks to the media. You know, you're kind of in a bind right because you're gonna have to fight fire with fire and say, here's the truth. But then you're equally leaking confidential information that shouldn't be out there. And so in some ways, one of the many reasons, I feel some some sympathy for Carl on the situation is in a lot of ways you just sit there and take it because he's not gonna he's been doing this for a long time. It's his career, and he's not going to, you know, throw out stuff just to defend himself. If it's confidential. So, you know, there's a process it's there, and I think people ought to think through the the consequences. There's no problem with the media digging with they can dig up, I think whether this issue existed or not the media would would dig up things about, you know, the first family because it's it's interesting. But aren't we kind of glossing over the underlying concern here, which is that Trump or administration officials may have improperly given members of the of the Trump family who? Weren't qualified to have top secret clearances access to very sensitive information. I mean, I I'm not sure that's ban. I mean, if you're gonna speculate that's the case, but I guess the equivalent have with a you're dealing with the plenary presidential thority. So not qualified. I'm not sure it's a word that makes sense. You you've suggested that the the purpose of this investigation is is ineffective opposition research. You know, Democrats would dispute that and say that this is a a matter of of who we give access to our sensitive secrets to right? But the question is why would you investigate that? What would you do about it at the end of the investigation? I mean, if you're democrat, I mean that that's what that's to me the litmus test of, you know, article on power this legislative oversight. There is reporting. We talk about the speculation. But there there is reporting in the New York Times, I believe that the former chief of staff John Kelly and the former White House counsel. On Mcgann it put in writing in memos that they were concerned about Jared's security clearance. I mean, those are Republicans inside the White House. Do we have some obligation not to look into that is that not important? This room looking into it. You know, ABC news does what it does that. That's fine. Th th the question is, you know, there are some things you can access on some things you can't. It's just the the that's the dispute emits an interesting legal question. But it it's that's the issue. Just be clear the White House would allow my clients testify. We informed chairman Cummings of this about any of the process issues. They wanna talk about changes in process you made me took over the office. The problem's gonna come. If someone says we want talk about this specific decision where this specific file that if x is my stance to wear the conflict is between the executive and legislative branch and Democrats have sent you that list the specific lists that they want you to talk about right? The the the made clever. I'll forget what it was to me or to, you know, the White House counsel, but I've seen in the exchange of letters what they wanna talk about. It you bring up the subpoena. Your client's willing to testify. You say, you know, you'll do the thing. Why do you think they subpoenaed? You anywhere subpoenaed your client. I should say. Anyway, I think that it's didn't think it through to me, what would be cleaner from a legal perspective, and obviously easier and Jerry Lewis legal fees for instant people is they can have the same fight over document. I mean, let's just have it. Withdraw the subpoena against my client subpoena, the SF eighty six forever. It is they're interested in and have the fight and by go home, and when they're done with the fight and the court works it out or they work it out, my gal coming to testify under whatever parameters get worked out. But it's kind of silly to have a career person sit there and dig through because now I have to defend him and up my interested in the White House. My interest is in congressman interesting Sam, thanks so much for being with us. Question. You're not going to confirm who what house persons want two or three are for us. Are you? Well, it's worth a try. Well, that's it for us today. Thank you for joining us. Please be sure to hit. Subscribe and leave us a rating, we're back to a regular schedule new episodes dropping every Tuesday and thanks to our producers, Trevor Hastings and Shannon Crawford. We'll see you back your next week for another episode of the investigation. Are you hiring with indeed you can post a job in minutes set up screener questions than zero in on your shortlist of qualified candidates using an online dashboard get started today at indeed dot com slash ABC. That's indeed dot com slash ABC.
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Your thunderstorm watches across several states at this hour including philly new york a._b._c.'s which leads us off tonight heavy downpours and damaging winds is across the northeast as millions head home from work. This is a really dangerous storm with heavy rain. Lightning gusty winds this time lapse showing the severe weather moving through new york city a confirmed tornado touching down in nearby union county new jersey this after a supercell brought large large hail to parts of the heartland the size of baseballs in south dakota and there's some that are a lot bigger than this one overnight winds gusting to seventy miles per hour toppling trees trees and ripping apart roofs in grand island brassica the baltimore area hammered by a separate system that moved through tuesday streets turned into rivers amid a flash explode warning more than five inches of rain in some places. A lightning strike being blamed for this three alarm fire. Fortunately the building was vacant and tom. The weather having a significant impact on air travel already more than fifteen hundred flight cancellations in and out of the u._s. Major delays on flights arriving into new york area airports like laguardia j._f._k. Burning three to five hours behind schedule tom cancellations and delays tonight all right. Thanks so much for that wit. Let's get right to a._b._c.'s chief meteorologist ginger zee user these severe storms hitting right now right now. We are just in the thick of it really tom so i wanna take you to the more than one hundred severe storm reports already you see the yellow boxes that would be severe thunderstorm warnings meaning that it is happening. It is imminent sixty plus mph winds anywhere from new hampshire and vermont down down into delaware and philadelphia new york city's still included even into eastern north carolina but there's another cold front on the map. That's the one that we're tracking for tomorrow to bring segments segments of storms anywhere from say meyer new york to columbus indianapolis and even cincinnati okay. We'll stay tracking these storms throughout the night ginger. Thank you now to a nation very much on edge career. Another possible mass shooting the headquarters of usa today. Take a look at that evacuated over reports of someone with a weapon possibly inside the building and a scary <unk> moment right here in new york a motorcycle backfiring causing panic and times square hundreds rushing into nearby stores and restaurants for safety. Here's a._b._c.'s chief justice. Correspondent respond pierre thomas today people scrambling as the headquarters of u._s._a. Today is evacuated after reports of a man with a gun police lee searching the massive gannett building floor by floor in mclean virginia later determining it was a false alarm. Prayers have been answered. Everybody is safe overnight in in times square hundreds of panic tourist and customers after hearing what sounds like gunfire certain they're under attack by an active shooter the hainan restaurants johnson stores and it was like pretty much stampede of people just sprinting excessively could another false alarm turns out that jarring sound was a motorcycle backfired and tuesday people literally running for their lives in a utah shopping center fearful. A gunman is coming for them. After a sound eerily like that of a shot fired tired pierces the afternoon within thirty seconds was evacuated. The scene is cleared after authorities. Find the sign at crashes ground making that troubling noise and pierre. Thomas joins us now live thankfully authorities found all those were false alarms but those incidents examples of so many americans pins on edge after those mass shootings would are police telling you tonight. Tom police saying everyone did what they're supposed to do. Take a potential threat seriously at places we once thought safe from elementary schools to shopping centers and houses of worship. Tom pierre thomas tonight. Pierre thank you. We turn now to president. Trump's polarizing visits to el paso hassle in dayton still grieving over the horrific mass shootings that killed at least thirty one people the president first lady meeting wounded victims in both cities but white white house keeping him mostly out of the public view protesters lined the streets in el paso many blaming his rhetoric for the domestic terror attack at a walmart a similar scene in dayton. We're the mayor called for more action on gun control after saying he wanted to stay out of the political fray today the president jumping right into the middle of it a._b._c.'s kiro phillips is at the white house tonight president trump landing el paso keeping a low profile as he visits a community still reeling from the mass shooting that killed twenty twenty two people many people. They're angry riot. Police on hand are marcus more. Is there all of this happening right now. Just a few steps apps from the from the hospital where a number of people have been recovering earlier today airforce one touching down in dayton a community paying their respects to lives lost ost while protesting the president's visit to their city to pay his miami valley hospital releasing leasing this image of the president's visit their greeting staff the media not permitted inside dayton's mayor saying they were grateful for the president's visit it but says she confronted the president on gun reform. Do i think that we're going to see another mass shooting tomorrow or friday probably because washington will not move former vice president joe biden also taking on the president is both clear language and code this president's fan the flames aims of white supremacy in this nation but the president telling me his rhetoric is not to blame the white hat firing by critics our political people no. I don't think my rhetoric has at all. I i think by rhetoric bring people together and kira phillips joins us now live from the white house this morning. We heard it in your report. The president told reporters he wanted to stay out of the political fray but this trip to visits with victims turn very political very quickly it sure did and as soon as he left dayton ohio he took to twitter tearing into the ohio democrats that he met with saying that their news conference was a fraud and as for joe biden well the president tweeting his speech today. Tom was so boring cure at the white house tonight. Kira thank you we turn out a breaking developments north of the border and the manhunt for two teenagers wanted voted for the deaths of three people including american woman and her boyfriend after weeks of searching canadian authorities believe they found the bodies of the suspects. The bodies discovered discovered about two thousand miles from where the victims were found. Here's a._b._c.'s chief. National correspondent matt government that canada wide search for those teenage murder murder suspects ended today with the discovery when are believed to be the remains ken macleod and brirish miguel skis alleged murder spree began in british columbia more than three weeks and two thousand miles from where the bodies were found they were accused of shooting american china and her boyfriend lucas fowler point blank on july fifteenth ben driving to another part of british columbia and murdering this college professor those deaths sparking a massive manhunt surveillance cameras capturing the two at this big box box store on july twenty first over a thousand miles away then a day later residents in the remote town of gillam manitoba spotted the pair swat teams blockading the town finding the rep for the two were believed to have stolen on friday august second that one critical piece of evidence was found items directly linked to the suspects were located on the shoreline of the nelson river. That evidence was this damaged boat. It took only a few more days to find their bodies now canadian canadian authorities. Tom tell us that a corner will determine how and when those two murder suspects dot investigators still have to unravel the motive in in these murders now. I spoke to the mother one victim tonight. She said she was overwhelmed. Tom the motive still the big question right that thank you that is surprising new developments involving having a powerful home explosion in ohio the blast now being investigated as a hate crime the explosion leveling the home. You see it here investigators though finding racial slurs flers and a swastika spray painted on the property authorities say it's the second time this week. Someone tried to destroy the house. Here's a._b._c.'s alex perez. The explosion overnight eighteen sterling ohio there is a house behind our house engulfed in flames on fire the home belonging to angela angela phrase the african american woman has lived here for more than two decades authorities discovering a swastika and racial slurs spray painted on the garage garage door and the neighbors vehicles. It's really sickening. It's sickening to do this. Somebody's home we could have been in their phrases raises as as she and her husband were away while the home was being repaired. Authorities had been at the house a day before the blast after they say someone intentionally l. E. tried to fill the home with natural gas and caused. An explosion in this type of activity is very disappointing and thinking you know one or a couple of people could have that type of behavior time. The homeowners say they do not intend rebuilding for fear. They could be targeted again. Authorities now offering a five thousand dollar reward for any information leading to an arrest. Tom alex perez for us tonight alex. Thank you next to a deadly police. Shooting sparking protests in colorado springs newly obtained surveillance video appearing to show a black suspect shot while running away from two officers police claiming he was reaching for a gun. The images may be disturbing. A._b._c.'s cleaned sandals in colorado colorado. This video raising new questions tonight shows nineteen year old devan bailey being chased by colorado springs officers investigating a robbery his arms appear appear away from his body just before he goes down but police say they opened fire on bailey only after he reached for a gun that account is not seen on the video and and it's not clear if bailey who was black was shot before this clip begins protesters and one witnesses say they do not believe the police version didn't have anything in his hands. He did not brandish any type of weapon. The police officer did not try and chase him did not trying tased him. He took out his gun and he shot him. Police say a weapon was found at the scene saturday night. The video shows officers cuffing bailey and attempting c._p._r. P._r. Before paramedics arrived he later died at a hospital. Those officers who are now on leave were wearing body cameras but the footage has not yet been released. The colorado gotta springs. Mayor is now calling for calm until the investigation is complete. Tom clayton with that newly released video clayton. Thank you a._b._c. News exclusive tonight we are hearing. I'm from the hero bouncer in the mass shooting in dayton where nine people were killed surveillance showing him rushing people into the bar and coming face to face with the gunman telling telling us there was no way he was getting through that door. There's also new reporting on the shooter's final moments. A._b._c.'s evoke pilgrim is in dayton tonight police searching for for a motive in the dayton mass shooting investigating this video obtained exclusively by c._n._n. It appears to show alleged shooter connor bets entering a bar with his sister eh friend in shorts and a t-shirt before the massacre moments later he was intact bogere and opening fire in this surveillance video. He's chasing people towards another bar. Watch as the gunman gets to the entrance and that's when he came face to face with the bouncer jeremy jeremy ganger. Did you look at him says the other game had pushed as many people as he could grab into the bar about two two hundred people were inside so he stood in the door ready to die before god came in no way anyone get hurt. I was going to try to stand my ground best. I could the next thing. I know he's being shot by officer. In less than thirty seconds. Dozens of people were hurt. Nine people were killed including including the gunman zone sister gainer hit by shrapnel was taken to the hospital where he stayed for three days the metal still in his leg tonight. I doc do it again though you would do it again. Jeremy tells me is planning to go back to work. He says if he doesn't go back then the shooter wins and he doesn't want that gunman to beat him. Tom exclusive interview tonight but thank you. None of the case is making national headlines sin. Toy brown released from prison. After fifteen years behind bars in tennessee a sex trafficking victim convicted of killing a man as a teenager. She claimed she feared for her life. At the time her sentence commuted amid growing calls to set her free and news tonight about a sweeping immigration crackdown in mississippi ice arresting about six hundred eighty undocumented immigrants today the rage involving hundreds of agents in six cities authorities the largest operation of its kind in a single state and there's still much more ahead of world news tonight this wednesday the shark attack horror a college student killed by sharks while vacationing in the bahamas tonight her family speaking <music> out there warning to other families and the urgent manhunt developing right now a convicted kidnapper escaping prison of veteran corrections employees found dead and the summer air travel or what airline was crippled by computer glitch. Straining twenty thousand passengers will tell you stay with us. Technology is supposed to make your life easier right. 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A college student was killed by sharks in the bahamas tuna snorkeling trip and now they have a warning for others. Here's a._b._c.'s amy roebuck tonight. Michael lindsay is trying to come to terms with the loss of his twenty. One year old daughter jordan remember kissing her on the forehead and that's the last time i seen to college student killed in a shark attack while vacationing with her family and girlfriend in the bahamas. Is this past june on the third day vacation. The group decides to take a last minute excursion through the sandy toast tour company to rose island jordan and her mom cammie he decide to snorkel when the unthinkable happens george electra screaming mom and cammie realized the first start took like most of her right arm off the extreme is trying to swim with one arm candy tries pulling jordan to safety when a second shark attacks jordan said monitors another shark coming and then and just the second shark took a giant chunk out of her and that's the last thing jordan said since jordan's passing santos has reportedly added safety measures including adding shark spotters to their tours the company previously extended condolences and prayers for jordan and and her family adding all reasonable steps were taken to prevent this very unfortunate incident and our staff responded swiftly and in line with our emergency the protocols and procedures the family hopes to prevent this kind of tragedy from happening to anyone else. There's no turn cat no nothing i know first aid kit. What would you like to see every to accompany put in place. Everyone should know what to do. In case there is some kind of big tragedy like that and then have the supplies to stop bleeding amy roebuck with that terrifying story we think amy for that sunday for index and a millionaire fugitive captured in mexico appearing in a california court a judge denied bail for peter chadwick accused of strangling his wife and twenty twelve before vanishing in two thousand fifteen while awaiting trial chadwick was arrested in mexico with help from tips after a police produce podcast about the case an urgent manhunt developing tonight in tennessee authority searching for convicted kidnapper curtis ray watson after he escaped a state prison in henning. He's also a person of interest in the murder of a female corrections employee today and considered extremely dangerous and the warning to summer airline travelers after a computer glitch stranded thousands british airways cancelled more than one hundred flights in and out of london's three major airports. Look at those lines after after an issue with their checking system twenty thousand passengers were left stranded. The airline has apologized finally tonight. America strong the helping hands that one child's mother wanted the world to see at first glance. It all looks so normal kids holding hands at a waterpark but look closely one of those five year olds. The one of the middle actually needs help. That's jeffrey mac cerebral palsy but he hasn't let it slowdown here. He is at a playground playing soccer and recently that unforgettable at the waterpark. Whether your kid has a disability or not you always worry about them with jeffrey. I worry a little more i always have have and that was just affirmation for me that you know somebody will always help him. So when friends rejoice and kane raymond solemn jeffrey needed some help they each held his hand hand walking with him all over thunder island water park in central new york when he gets cold has muscles get tighter than normal so it's harder for him to walk hard for him to keep up. Something really noticed at the waterpark flag day. He couldn't really walk. He had to hold his hand. Dan up up the stairs and jeffrey telling our syracuse station how it all felt. Tell me what you felt. When your friends ran over to you happy capitals happy live ak- it out jeffries mom shot the video and posted it online. More and more people are now clicking on it and and watching it makes you feel a little better a little happier. Jeffries bomb says that's why she shared it. Anything people needed to see. I think they saw three tiny hearts. Do an amazing thing need. Those kids are going to go up to be good adults and they will always help him. Somebody will always have his back. We have a great community a great support team so i'm a little less worried today and we i think the mackey family for sharing that story especially this week and we thank you for watching. I'm tom jameson york. I hope to see you right back here tomorrow night. Are you hiring with indeed. You can post job in minutes set up screener questions. Then zero in on your shortlist of qualified candidates using an online dashboard get started today at indeed dot com slash tonight. That's indeed dot com slash tonight.
Full Episode: Friday, November 22, 2019
"Tonight several major storms about to disrupt Thanksgiving travel deceiving the first storm already deadly treacherous conditions. Fifty car pileup Snow Lean and freezing rain in the middle of the country. Slamming the east next then at least two major storms hitting next week just in tonight the foaming of impact the fiery train crash Ashton commuter train filled with passengers slamming into an RV going up in flames the major discovery tonight. The school shooting plot police say the thirteen year old with a handwriting map of the school at list of names and it assault rifle new evidence revealed tonight. The former college student charged with manslaughter after her boyfriend took his own life. Life the alarming text message she wrote and tonight you will hear. The prosecutor read the text messages aloud. Peach would question tonight. President trump at his former the national security adviser John Bolton who abruptly left what is Bolton planning now his cryptic messages just today the home explosion the father and son inside and what we now know the chilling new video tonight on that horrific case the man convicted of killing the mother of his child for the first time his girlfriend who helped afterward on the scene with authorities the epic fail Tesla's CEO and their new so-called bulletproof severe truck with unbreakable windows at when they tried approving about once but twice. It's a beautiful day in this beautiful day. The neighborhood tonight Mr Rogers wife life real life is right here and so is Tom. Hanks about to play Mr Rogers this is. ABC News Tonight with David a new thing and it's great to have you with us here on this Friday night. We have a lot to get to but we begin tonight with the series of storms hitting just as millions begin to travel for the holiday. Week ahead the first or storm already hitting tonight at it's been deadly blinding snow in Colorado Springs. A disabled truck pulled through the snow there. Snow and ice triggering a fifty car pile up in Denver and at least two people already killed on the roads Kansas. All of this hits the east this weekend and then we're tracking at least two storms set to hit next week. We have the track on the timing for you tonight. ABC ABC Stephanie. Ramos leading US off tonight. H Retinas Commute already. As millions prepared to take to the roads and skies is a powerful western storm. Now moving east one out of ten probably like eight. It was pretty bad in Colorado Springs drivers spinning out and off the side of the road. You can see that a semi which was going south out is now facing northbound as it has completely turned around Plow Brigades Gates out in force in West Denver more than fifty vehicles involved in this pilot Thursday night in Kansas troopers warning drivers to take extra a care in the icy conditions. It's catching a lot of these motorists guard. I think north west of Wichita a middle school teacher killed in this crash one of at least two fatalities in the state all part of the same system that brought large hail the desert in Arizona with millions of people already heading out on the roads for the holidays. Drivers should really pay attention to the weather. AAA says the worst time to head out is Wednesday in some cities. It could take you three times as long to get to where you need to go and with multiple storms in the forecast. It could take even longer David Stephanie. Leading US off. Thank if you Stephanie. Let's get right to senior meteorologist Rob Marciano timing it out for us. You get a series of storms there to watch Rob David. This current storm is really starting to pick up. Steam is GONNA cause more travel travel difficulty in the East tomorrow. Maybe even some snow here in Ohio tomorrow night let's time it out for you. It's tapping moisture from the Gulf of Mexico Right now Louisiana Mississippi Heavier rain tonight that gets into Atlanta Morrow morning morning then Charlotte then Raleigh Norfolk DC to New York and Philly tomorrow night and look at that sliver of snow on the backside of it picks up even more steam by Sunday to kind of hangs around New York Boston so New Orleans is going to be a mess here. We go very active jet as we go towards next week. Look that big dip come Thanksgiving in the West and then another storm in the middle there so several rounds of rain and snow right to the end of the holiday weekend. David All right Rob Marciano in Ohio for US tonight. Rob Thank you. We have new video just in this evening. The moment of impact after a fiery passenger train collision in California commuter train headed to La just before dawn coming to an intersection where an RV was stopped on the tracks. The horrific moment caught on video. Right there the crash setting off a fire spreading to a freight train on the next track as well the stunning damage afterward. The passengers all racing to get off that a train but there are questions tonight. ABC's Caney Whitworth on the scene tonight. This terrifying scene in Los Angeles a commuter train slamming slamming into an RV stalled on the tracks watchers Sir frightened passengers scrambling to get off the train. After the Harrowing Accident Bercy thing like the accident happening in the middle of the rush hour commute passengers on the train thrown from their seats. Lights went out. I I remember being kind of flung into the seat next to me. I hit my head. It was just pretty traumatic in the video. You can see four people running from the RV just before impact some shaken but amazingly just a few people suffering minor injuries. Philip talk we might derail for a second or two. But then we came to stop the rails. Intersections shutdown creating massive delays and cancellations right now crews are removing that absolutely demolished R. V.. It actually started right here in the middle of this intersection and then when the train hit it was pushed some six hundred feet down the tracks and tonight police still trying to identify the occupants of the RV with trains passing through every few minutes. Collisions happen more than you would think authorities tell us. This is one of the most dangerous intersections in all of California David with tonight. Thank you this evening. Authorities say they have stopped opt to potentially deadly shooting plot. This time of thirteen year old boy taken into custody they take hand-drawn map of the school listed names at home. They say they discovered an assault old. Here's ABC's chief. Justice correspondent Pierre Thomas Tonight tonight an alleged mass shooting plot at this Los Angeles County Middle School uncovered that threat. Alleged student was going to shoot other students at the school on Friday November twenty second today the suspects only thirteen years. Old Police searching his home seizing in this assault rifle with a high capacity magazine along with one hundred rounds of ammo. This subject. Also ahead in this position rudimentary hand-drawn map of Oh the school as well as a list containing names of both students and staff members the middle school just an hour away from last week's deadly shooting at Saugus high school where a sixteen sixteen year old suspects opened fire on classmates killing a fourteen year old boy and a sixteen year old girl. The share says students at the suspect school overheard. I heard the threat on campus and reported it right away the fact that people stepped forward and said what they what they heard led to us to be able to prevent a tragedy today. So let's get right to Pierre Thomas Tonight peer. What are we learning about the suspect? Do we have any word on a motive tonight. They've been motive is still a mystery tonight. Police are working right now to try. Try to figure that out. There are also trying to determine if that list of students and staff was truly a target list and they want to know where the boy got that rifle David. Alright Pierre Thomas Thank. There were dramatic moments in court today in the case of the former Boston. College student accused in her boyfriend suicide. She had sent forty seven thousand text messages authorities say some some of them urging him to take his life. Well today. Prosecutors read some of those text messages allowed in court and it was revealed. She was on the roof of the building with her boyfriend when when he jumped. Here's ABC's Gio Benitez Tonight. Former Boston College student and young you facing judge charged with involuntary manslaughter. Slaughter of her boyfriend. Alexsandr Tula and how do you not plead thank you prosecutors. Say he took his own life after forty seven thousand texts from you spending two months many urging him to go kill yourself and go die prosecutors reading some of the techs in court okay yourself viva the Bologne and if you don't die myself or Tula replying thousands of times telling her he was hearing voices. I want you voices to stop out. Stop telling me how pathetic I am and how much I deserve to die. But the defense releasing other texts from the moments before or to Le's death where you tells him stop. I'm crying please. Don't leave me like that. If you ever loved me stop prosecutors. Say she tractor to lower their phone and a bombshell claim that you was on the roof when he jumped that offended proceeded to the garage arriving in around eight. Thirty One A. M. on the roof when Mr Tula jumped at approximately eight eight thirty four forty four am now us attorney is blasting prosecutors this. Da decided the paint a fragile twenty one year old. It's a monster for the entire world. Further traumatizing it also happens to be true. Has This you told you why she sent those text messages. What is the attorney not taking any questions? You was taken into custody intending to post bail and David prosecutors are saying that she's the one a person who knew of his suicidal thoughts and even encourage those thoughts but they say she did not tell anyone. David Gio Benitez reporting tonight. Thank you after a week of historic store compete hearings watched by millions of the new question. Tonight involves president. Trump's former national security adviser John Bolton who left abruptly what is Bolton planning now amid a new in cryptic messages from him just today here's ABC's chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl Tonight after a week of I opening impeachment testimony. The president today insisted his standing with Republicans is stronger than ever. I don't think I've ever seen support in the Republican Party. Like we do right now but tonight new ooh questions about whether a key witness is ready to go public former national security adviser. John Bolton reemerged on twitter today two and a half months after his abrupt up departure from the White House on Fox News. This morning the president was asked about it. John Bolton has just gone back on twitter. He's his account was frozen for two months. Did you guys freeze his his account. Of course of course no. I actually had a good relationship with John. A few hours later. Bolton accused the White House of just that tweeting being since resigning as National Security Advisor. The White House refused to return access to my personal twitter account out of fear of what I may say in another tweet. He said we have now liberated the twitter account previously suppressed unfairly Bolton featured prominently in the testimony of several witnesses Fiona Hill the former Russia expert on his team said Bolton was frustrated by the president's personal lawyer Rudy. Giuliani that Rudy. Giuliani was one hundred. That was going to blow everyone up. Hill said Bolton Alton told her to relay a message to a White House lawyer combusted a bolt until the I am not pass of this whatever dreamt deal that Mulvaney in sunland cooking cooking up could Bolton have more damaging information to share. His lawyer has hinted yes and yet another tweet today. Bolton said stay tuned alright all right Giancarl live at the White House and John Tonight. We know the White House denies they did anything to John. Bolton's twitter account the bigger picture. Here we're in the middle of these historic impeachment proceedings. Could we see bulletin and testify at some point here. Will it sure. Seems like Bolton is ready to talk and that he has something to say and there is no doubt the Democrats want to hear from him but but the White House has instructed him not to testify citing executive privilege ultimately. There are a couple of cases now before the courts that could affect his decision on whether or or not to defy the White House and testify David a long week. Jami thank you for your reporting now to the race for twenty twenty mass of advice from former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg Berg though he has a formerly jumped into the race. The Price Tag for this by at least twenty five point four million dollars for TV ads air over eight days beginning on Monday. That's more within half of the spending by all of the other Democratic candidates so far Bloomberg has now filed to be on the ballot at five state primaries but his team tonight still insisting he has not made up his mind and a former CIA case officer has been sentenced tonight to nineteen years in prison for conspiracy to spy for China. Gerald was filed with notebooks full of classified information mation including names and phone numbers of covert. CIA assets we turn now to the unfortunate moment today for Tesla during their high profile role out of their new bulletproof cyber truck as they call it the windows. They say are unbreakable. Well then they tried to prove it. Here's ABC's chief business correspondent Rebecca Jarvis tonight tonight. The tesla unveiling the shattered expectations. CEO Elon. Musk showing off his new cyber truck. Dramatically reimagined electric pickup with a starting price. Tag of nearly forty thousand dollars. Doesn't look like anything else drawing some funny reactions on twitter one user writing finally along. Musk made the car. I always drew when I was five another writing. It immediately reminded me of the homer Simpson car but the biggest surprise came from the unveiling itself during a demonstration of the truck supposedly unbreakable windows shattered not once twice Musk brushing it. Off In stride fix it in post. This is Tesla's six vehicle. It's definitely the most revolutionary and they'll be competing in a market against the Ford F series. That has been the best selling pickup for for more than forty years here in the US. The cyber truck rolls off the assembly line in late twenty twenty one. not this year's Christmas gift data and What they wanted today now? Rebecca thank you and Friday night. We have new images this evening showing embattled Prince Andrew with his mother Queen Elizabeth of course the pair seat on horseback of the grounds of Windsor Castle. Missile two days after Prince Andrew. Step down from his public. Royal duties of it fallout afterwards interview detailing his friendship with accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein. He denied allegations nations. He had sex with a seventeen year old that he allegedly met through Epstein. There is still much more ahead on world news tonight. This Friday the powerful home explosion. The moment of the blast caught on camera a father and son trapped inside and what we now know about this tonight. Also the chilling new images this evening in that horrific case the man convicted of killing the mother of his child will now for the the first time. The girlfriend who helped afterward at the scene authorities what she shows that. And it's a beautiful day in the neighborhood tonight. Mr Rogers his wife in real life is right here and so is Tom Hanks on a roll of a lifetime. Playing Mr Roger's GonNa stay tuned for this you may have heard about a VPN that was recently breached. 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That's twenty five percent off Norton three sixty with lifelock at Norton dot com slash. ABC NORTON DOT COM SLASH ABC. Now do the chilling new video in that horrific case that made national headlines to Colorado man convicted of killing the mother of his child tonight for the first time his girlfriend girlfriend who helped him afterward returning to the scene with investigators. Here's Clayton Sandell. This is crystal Lee telling investigators about the gruesome soon find in Chelsea barracks condo turned crime-scene. Lee who was Patrick swayze secret girlfriend summoned to clean up what he called a mess. Break Brain here. This condo is where phrase. He beat his fiancee Johnson to death with a baseball bat their daughter in a room nearby camp this image taken exactly one year ago today. Hey shows frasier and berith going into the Condo with their child. The last time Berith was seen alive here. The type of black tote phrase you used to take barris body to his property. We brought the coat here. We unloaded the Toke where. Lisa's phrase's set it on fire. Here barris body was never found. Frasier crazy was convicted of murder. He'll spend the rest of his life in prison. Lee pleaded guilty to destroy evidence. When she is sentenced she could get up to three years? David Clayton Sandell tonight tonight. Clayton thank you to the index of other news tonight attorney. General William Barr this evening on the jailhouse suicide of Jeffrey Epstein. Barr says he has now concluded it was a quote perfect storm screw ups and says evidence does prove Epstein did take his own life are added Epstein should not have been alone that he should have had a cellmate. New surveillance tonight of that home. Explosion in Muskegon County Michigan. A father and his seventeen year. Old Son were trapped inside the basement of last both badly injured but expected to survive. They are still investigating the cause finally Youtube Beautiful Day in the neighborhood with Mrs Rogers and with Tom Hanks on his new role. Nightline's Juju Chang. Tonight it's a beautiful beautiful day in this neighborhood for thirty three years. He welcomed everyone to his neighborhood. pleaser Austin Awesome beauty sweater on stickers. Tied please my neighbor. It's a beautiful beautiful now. Tom Hanks is putting on that Cardigan. To recreate recreate a beautiful day in the neighborhood. The two time Oscar winner and the real Mrs Rogers. Joanne sat down with us for their first joint interview. How do you think your husband would've would've reacted by being portrayed by this guy? I think he might have been speechless. He saw forrest gump. Forty talk topic. What do you think he saw in Tom what I could say? It's what I think of tall easy to be a friend. Born in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight in latrobe Pennsylvania Vania Fred Rogers was an ordained minister in nineteen sixty eight. He developed Mister Rogers neighborhood. It's not so much what we have in this life that that matters. It's what we do with what we have providing answers to eternal questions about pain bullying anger and sadness. Sadness the the great episodes in which you dealt with death and he talked about the death of his dog when he was young. My grandmother heard me crying. I remember uh-huh and she came. She just put her arm around me but the very same people who are sad sometime are the very gary people who are glad. Oh in the movie. Your character says that your husband had to practice his kindness. I think he was perfectly human imperfectly you it would you want them to joint back. I hope that they will come out of the beautiful day. The neighbors eight wasn't expecting that and Audie enough. I feel a little better in capturing the magic. Thank you and thank you at home Monday.
Full Episode: Sunday, January 5, 2020
"Tonight on the brink president trump putting congress on notice and delivering a stark warning to Iran retaliate for the drone strike. That killed Kacem Sola the money and pay a price. As Iran announces. They will no longer abide by the twenty fifteen nuclear deal. Lawmakers chanting death to America in Iran and hundreds ends of thousands swarming the streets to mourn the general heightened alert for terrorism bulletin released by federal officials here in the US security stepped up in cities across America plus the cyber threat the breaking headline as we come on a US servicemember and to American defense contractors killed in a separate terror attack at a key military base in Africa highway horror. At least five people killed dozens hospitalized in an early morning chain-reaction wreck back multiple big rigs tour bus children among the wounded survivors describing the collision nearly ninety miles of turnpike shutdown. Total destruction the apocalyptic scene as Australia continues to burn the largest evacuation in the country's history. The dire warning from the prime minister can anything stop these buyers. Takeoff emergency attire breaking free for passenger jet moments after going airborne the pilot forced to dump fuel award and land the damage plane. And and there were dynasty six times superbowl champion. Tom Brady and the New England patriots bounce from the NFL Playoffs so oh has brady taking his final snap for the pats fully eating seen this is ABC news tonight and good evening and thanks for joining a son very busy Sunday. I'm Thomas we begin tonight with the US and Iran on the brink and the president alerting Congress tonight the US will respond with force if Iran retaliates for the drone strike. That killed top. Romanian commander. Kacem Sola money. The casket carrying souleymane remains arriving in Tehran moments. Ago after snaking through Warner's in other parts of the country today hundreds of thousands of Iranians were in the streets in Iran's parliament chance of death to America to Ron vowing swift swift revenge on American soil and announcing they will no longer abide by the uranium enrichment limits and the two thousand fifteen nuclear deal a move which could put a rod on course to accumulate enough fuel for an atomic bomb and president trump with a sharp response tweeting notification to Congress that the US will strike back if Iran attacks any US person or target sighting. Fifty two possible targets identified in Iran. The trump administration tonight insys Americans are safer with Sola money dead but security remains on alert by both home and abroad. ABC Chief Foreign Correspondent Ian Panel leads coverage from Iraq tonight hundreds of thousands of moon pouring onto the streets of Aram a massive display of defiance towards the United States for the killing of General Qasim Selemani and that defines now going beyond beyond just protests tonight the Iranian government announcing their suspending commitments to the twenty-fifth nuclear deal abandoning limits on enriching uranium and stockpiling stockpiling nuclear fuel support for these hard line. Tactics appears strong as members of parliament. Chant Death to America in the street at Salomon. His casket is paraded around the country for three days. His supporters holding portrait of impounding their chest in anger and grief reef the leader of iranian-backed Hezbollah saying American soldiers and officers will be going home in coffins Solomon his daughter making a televised plea with Hezbollah to take revenge for the blood of her father was secretary of state might Pompeii telling this week. Who will is now sejfo without councilman? This was a bad guy. We took him off The playing field. And that's important because this was the fellow who was the glue who was conducting active plotting American officials shows claiming they had intelligence. He was going to carry out acts. That would cost American lives. It's impossible to overstate the significance of the attack. That takes out costume Sulejmani this bigger than Bin Laden. It's bigger than Bug Dadi. President trump now responding to Iran's threats of vengeance tweeting Iran itself. We'll be hit very fast and very hard. The USA wants no more threats the president saying the US has fifty two targeted Iranian sites. One for each of the fifty two Americans taken hostage in one thousand nine hundred seventy nine trump even threatening to hate Iranian cultural sites. As you know the Geneva Conventions Outlaw Tax John Cultural and places of worship our own. Dod Warm Manual Discusses Protection of Cultural Property. So why is the president threatening around with war. Crimes will behave inside inside the system. We always have and we always will all right. Ian Panel joins us now live from Iraq Ian Today the Iraqi parliament voting to expel the US military from the country. And this is just more fallout from the killing of Sulejmani. It's a nonbinding vote. So American troops are unlikely to be leaving anytime soon. But it's really importance as it shows the level of anger here tonight. Another sign of that fallout three rockets fired into the Green Zone near the US embassy. No injuries reported but the question tonight is how far this will escalate Tom. Ian Penn on the ground for us there in Iraq. Ian Thank you and president. Trump is on his way back to Washington tonight from mar-a-lago without warning tool ron and that tweet putting Congress on Notice Democrats say the White House is at risk of drawing the US to another endless war. ABC's David Wright is in West Palm Beach Florida tonight. President trump is practically daring the Iranians to retaliate informing Congress by tweet should Iran strike any. US person or target. The United States will quickly and fully strike-back and perhaps in a disproportionate manner that sort of Saber rattling worries Democrats. Why really worry that? The actions the president took will get us into what he calls another endless war in the Middle East East. He promised we wouldn't have that and I think we're closer to that now. Because of his actions the president has indeed repeatedly called for ending costly foreign wars. I plan is to get out of endless wars to bring our soldiers back home to not be policing agents all over the world. He said so as recently as New Year's Eve specifically referring to Iran. I want to have peace. I like peace and Iran. Had what be more than anybody. But that night at mar-a-lago the wheels were already in motion after the president saw the protests at the US embassy in Baghdad and blamed aimed Iran according to the New York Times AIDS presented the president with a variety of options the Times reports. He chose the most extreme one around five PM. January anuary second. He made the final call authorizing the drone strike that killed General Soleimani. Some Democrats say there's no mystery about the timing days before the impeachment process is set to resume. We know he's deeply upset about that and I think people are reasonably asking why this moment and why does he pick now to take this highly inflammatory highly dangerous action that moves us closer to who war. David Wright joins us now from West Palm Beach Florida where the president was spending the holiday David. We just heard Senator Warren alluding to the timing of all this we do know the impeachment process is still still ongoing now headed for the next faced a Senate trial. That's right a trial at some point. Tom The question is when today. Senator Lindsey Graham Graham proposed changing the Senate rules to allow an impeachment trial to begin immediately even though house. Democrats have yet to forward articles of impeachment. Not Clear that they have the votes folks to do that so right now. The process slightly on hold as the Democrats press for more witnesses. Tom David Wright for tonight David thank you and the threat of retaliation by Iran. Iran comes as the Homeland Security Department issued a new domestic terrible attend with authorities on heightened alert across the country and concerns about the threat of cyber attacks. Here's ABC's chief. Justice is correspondent Pierre Thomas Tonight a stark message from the Homeland Security Secretary about the potential of attacks here at home acting Homeland Security Secretary Very Chad Wolf telling the country in a rare Saturday statement that his agency is in an enhanced security posture following the killing of the Iranian general and his agency. Warning morning quote an attack in the homeland may come with little or no warning already. Evidenced stepped up security at key locations in major cities. Like New York heightened heightened vigilance in terms of uniformed officers many with long guns at sensitive areas critical structures and while no specific threat has been identified defined law enforcement officials telling ABC News. Iran does have potential assets inside the United States and authorities. Say Iran has significant. You'd cyberwarfare capabilities. They could direct attacks against banks and other parts of our financial sector or even US government information systems or Pierre. Thomas joins us now from Washington. Peer Federal officials are advising vigilance and officials. Say Americans may actually see some of these security measures up close. But there's also going on behind the scenes Tom in the coming weeks. Americans may see heightened security airports train stations in subways in terms of cyber concerns are sources telling us the federal authorities have already been in contact with the energy sector and Thomas far as physical attacks here at home. The focus is on potential Iranian government agents and proxies like his Vala. There's also concern about homegrown radicals who sympathized with Iran or who just wanted to take advantage of this tense moment. Tom Pierre Thomas with that new update tonight. Pierre thank you and as as tensions mount in the Middle East the breaking headline from Africa tonight a US Servicemember in to American defense contractors are dead in a terror attack at a key military base. Yes in Kenya and the Somali. Terror Group al-shabaab claiming responsibility. Let's get right to ABC's Julia McFarland with the latest Julia. What are we learning tonight? Good Evening Tom. Well early this morning. algebra militants carried out a terror attack on a military base in Kenya where US forces supporting African troops in the fight against terror. Three Americans have been killed Servicemember to Department of Defense Contractors to more deity members were injured to be in a stable condition now the hottest released used images including one showing a militant with groups black flag stunning next to a burning aircraft in total told that sex Ashcroft would damage Kenan authorities not say several militants were killed in the efforts to secure the base. Now al-shabaab the not linked to Iran. But this attack today shows at U s servicemembers around the world a facing multiple threats. Right now Tom. Julia McFarland monitoring that breaking news at Kenya. Juliette thank you. We move on back home to the deadly chain-reaction wreck on the Pennsylvania. Selena turnpike early this morning. Take a look at these pictures. At least five people are dead in the crash that involved three tractor trailers and a tour bus that flipped onto its side nearly ninety miles of the turnpike were shut down and authorities are investigating the cause. ABC's Gio Benitez reporting from the Turnpike. Tonight authorities are on the scene of a deadly chain in reaction pileup multiple vehicles including tractor trailers and a tour bus collided on a slick. Pennsylvania highway ordered entrapment one bus. Possibly on far you're the crash killing. At least five people sending at least sixty more to the hospital ranging in age from sixty seven years old to as young as seven. We don't even have identities of some of the people because of the severity of the crash. In and how entangled vehicles are authorities say. The accident occurred just before four in the morning. This bus headed added from New York City to Columbus losing control on a turn and flipping over on the highway. Lamar Brady was a passenger on that bus. On his way home to a high of what are we started tumbling. It was about two degrees seconds where it was just like zero g several tractor trailers Ben crashing into the bus a fedex the X. trucks spilling packages on the road passenger scattering in the aftermath. Sky was looking for his brother and lady was looking for one of her kids. The state police. He's not ruling out weather. As a potential cause shutting down nearly ninety miles of roadway there was some precipitation that was coming down and I'm sure that could have played eight factor the big unknowns at the weather played a role Gio Benitez now. He joins US live from that. Turnpike and Jewish thirties. Say This investigation could last for weeks. If not months. That's right crews are still trying to clear that record just just a monumental effort and now. NTSB investigators are here on the ground in Pennsylvania. They're trying to figure out what happened. Tom Gio Benitez for US tonight. Thank you we turn next to the fire. A catastrophe Australia were the nation's largest evacuation is is now underway. The death toll rising tonight the staggering toll on the nation's wildlife. ABC's Maggie Rulli is on the Fire Line in New South Wales tonight dire warning from Australia's prime minister the worst fire disaster in the country's history. Go On for months. What was it like here? Oh horrific CERVITTI. Yesterday was really terrible. Really bad apocalyptic scenes the infernos now forcing the largest peacetime evacuation. Ever go for the first time the country calling up three thousand military reserves to battle the raging wildfires. We cannot guarantee your safety at at present at least twenty. Four people have been killed an estimated half a billion animals have also done including many of the countries iconic wallows and Kangaroos. We're here just keep picking up in a few willing be flames. You can feel the most thing in your eyes you can feel back off of the fire is radiating right now and it's absolutely incinerating. All of all of these treatments are going to go at any second the fires generating so much heat authorities say. They're creating their own weather system including several fire tornadoes. The choking smoke now carrying as far away as New Zealand causing this Erie. Orange glow in the skies over Auckland more than twelve hundred miles away cooler temperatures and and even some rain or helping. The firefighters are upper hand on some of these fires but they tell me there was still a long way to go. Tom Really right there on the fire. Lines Tonight Maggie. Thank you you next tonight. What could be the greatest dynasties in professional sports here's ABC's trevorrow tonight? One of the most dominant dynasties in modern sports may be over for the New England. Patriots knocked out of the first round of the playoffs by the Tennessee. Titans legendary quarterback. Tom Brady's final pass and interceptions touchdowns the biggest question now. Was it his last play as a patriot. I don't know what's going to happen and I'm not going to predict it and no one needs to make choices at this point. Brady's led the Patriots to six. Super Bowl wins. Rewriting the record book along the way but this season the offense has been without its usual firepower and at age forty two. Brady's numbers have notably declined for the first. It's time in his twenty years with New England. He's now a free agent head coach. Bill remaining typically tight lipped. Today whatever's in the future will deal with at some family or point in time. We're going to deal with it now. The only hint coming from Brady when asked if he might retire after Saturday's loss but said it's pretty unlikely Glee but unlikely. Now this may very well be the biggest plotline through the upcoming. NFL offseason but teams can't even begin talking the free agents until March so it could be looking at months of speculation and of course anxiety patriots fans here. They will be talking about it in Boston. Right Trevor thanks so much and there's much more ahead of world news tonight. Might this Sunday the mystery along I ninety five young woman shot and killed while driving. was she targeted or is this the work of highway shooter. Plus imagine seeing this part of the landing year. Fly Off as you settle in for your flight. What came next and the chaos Venezuela one of the main opposition leader was forced to scale a fence to try to get inside that government buildings? Stay with us now. With the frightening moments on board an Air Canada flight passengers capturing the instant a key piece of equipment flew right off that a plane. Here's ABC's motoko savvy. Tonight the air scare on a passenger flight. The plane losing a tire on takeoff. We have a report that there might be. Asl you're on the runway. The frightening moment countered by a passenger on board who noticed flames coming from the center of one of the plane's tyres. As the plane goes airborne the tire completely detached from the landing gear the express jet taking off for Montreal heading to Baghdad. Ville the pilot then dumping fuel and circling conducting an emergency Z.. Landing in Montreal safely returning all forty nine passengers and three crew members a spokesperson for Air Canada telling. ABC News quote. Our pilots are well trained to deal with such situations emergency vehicles were scrambling as a precaution. This is an extremely rare occurrence. If in fact there's any precedent at all but it's simply twisted listed off the actual but that's why we have a second wheel. Air Canada's says their maintenance personnel are conducting a thorough investigation of the plane. They're looking into the cause of the incident and will proceed with the necessary repairs. Tom Mona thank you and when we come back the neighborhood rocked by an explosion. What officials stink caused stay with US time now for index and the manhunt following a fatal highway shooting in Florida? Those massive delays. You see right there on. I Ninety Five in Miami Dade after a twenty two year. Old Woman was shot in the southbound southbound lanes. Melissa Gonzales died from those injuries. Police are still hunting for the gunman tonight trying to determine whether she was targeted or she was hit by a stray bullet next to the violent scuffles offals in Venezuela opposition leader one. Yo blocked from entering parliament trying to scale a fence but push back by president. Nicolas Maduro Security Forces supporters of Madurai. Duro blocking the reelection of Guido naming another legislator instead why does allies calling it a parliamentary coup and back here at home a huge home explosion Rockin neighborhood in Detroit we take a look at this. At least six people were rushed to the hospital with second and third degree burns some also suffering from smoke inhalation. All of it is under investigation tonight. Officials say it may have been a gas leak and when we come back the surprise reunion for a long distance couple. What their moms did for love? A story won't want to miss. Stay with us. Finally tonight love in the New Year and the two moms teaming up to help make it happen. It's America's strong when Nick agreed to accompany his mom to an Ohio airport. The guy he had no idea. He was about to reunite with the love of his life. His girlfriend Gabby who he hasn't seen in weeks. The a couple has down syndrome. They met at a conference a few months earlier when he asked her to dance. Laying plays on Romney. If I was in Princess sports flu that first I night but there was one mistake he left. The conference forgot to get her contact information like well. I'm going to find him. I'm like well you'll be like Cinderella. You so find you and he did right he did. The couple stayed in touch and the relationship grew. He is endurable and a love when he says me gives in presence they decided they would be exclusive boyfriend and girlfriend at the Pittsburgh Conference in. Jim Is true. Time and distance are hard hard for any couple. Nick lives in Ohio and Gabby in North Carolina so their mothers decided to play Cupid Dot com lease and she said come come to Ohio. Let's not tell them. Let's surprise them. It here's that moment again. Alice supplies and now shocked. And I'm Congratu happy. Oh I ran into his arms hours really happy to see them. They can gabby excited about their future together. Seeing gabby look him and loved him deeply as she does. It just brings tears to my eyes Nick and Gabby have to amazing mothers. We thank them for sharing that story and of course we thank you for watching. I'm Tom Yomas. Signor Geo may first thing in the morning David Muir right back here tomorrow night. 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Full Episode: Friday, June 12, 2020
"From ABC News, this is perspective, the week's top stories and the stories. You may have missed. I'm Sherry Preston. Coming up a final goodbye for George Floyd and tackling the important questions that linger everyday a walk around. Ex myself am I mix the NFL reversing course on race in a big way it's always to me about power and who's in the room when it happens and how black police officers feel about what's going on black lives matter. They should have mattered along long time ago. Let's just make sure it's not a tagline. All ahead on perspective. Nearly three weeks after the death of George Floyd, thousands lined up to view his body a funeral chapel in his hometown of Houston. We're duty bound to be here this hour. Village that's off our, so we have to hundreds gathered all modern jackie aches high where floyd was a star athlete. This, nation and this world to score. Character that is to be found on the side of the oppressed and millions watched his funeral on television, young man from. Humble beginnings. Can change the world. They also listened to his brother both angry and hurting as he asked a congressional panel. Why maybe by speaking with you today? I can make sure that his death would not be in vain. To make sure that he is more than another face on a t shirt. More than another name on a list that won't stop growing I'm here to ask you to make stop from Boston to Saint Paul protesters pulled down statues of Christopher Columbus and confederate soldiers and generals. They even toppled the Statue of Jefferson Davis what was once the capital of the confederacy Richmond Virginia. There's now a push to rename military bases named after confederate generals and at Nascar races. The confederate flag is no longer allowed. Even lady answered balanced its name, all of it as Americans asked serious questions about race and policing in. America. This week is part of it. ABC News exclusive investigation. We have discovered compelling. On the issue ABC News Chief. Justice correspondent Pierre Thomas says his reporting shows that black people are far more likely to be arrested than white people for the exact same crimes, sometimes ten times more likely. Also a lot more likely to get tougher sentences. Here's peer why you. What he's choking. This encounter in Tulsa caught on tape of white officers, stopping black teams for Jaywalking seemingly quiet suburban road. Now sparking an internal investigation into whether the taxes were too aggressive within seconds, one of the teams wrestled to the ground handcuffed. Follow me for because what you? Broke them all about in the wake of George Fluids death. Many questions about whether the police treat black Americans differently than their white counterparts, an ABC News, investigation in partnership with ABC own stations, revealing startling statistics. Analysis of data reported to the FBI by departments from across the country. Showing in eight hundred jurisdictions, black people were arrested at a rate five times higher than white people in two thousand eighteen, when accounting for the racial makeup of the cities and counties, those police serve in two hundred and fifty localities. Blacks were ten times more likely to be arrested than their white counterparts in places like Minneapolis. Minneapolis where Mr Floyd died African Americans make up just over nineteen percent of the total population, but account for whopping sixty three percent of arrests. ABC's Chief Justice correspondent Pierre Thomas joins us now to talk more about those numbers peer. Repeat how we got those numbers and what they are again because they are really shocking. We worked in partnership with our own stations and looked at data that. Local departments provide to the FBI. And for eight hundred jurisdictions that we looked at African Americans were arrested at a rate that was five times that of their white counterparts in two hundred and fifty of those jurisdictions blacks were arrested at a rate ten times higher than their white counterparts. So what goes through your mind when you hear something like that? In two hundred and fifty jurisdictions across the country? African Americans are arrested at a rate ten times that of white Americans. The first thing that some people would point to that aren't certain neighborhoods, high crime neighborhoods, but when you look at data that broadly what you see is that that can account for numbers like this completely. So what is suggest according to some people who are challenging police departments is that they focus their resources in certain parts of their communities or on certain people in a way, this proportionate a one example that an attorney that we talked to civil rights attorney that we talked to said is that blacks and whites used drugs at roughly the same rate yet? Blacks are arrested for possession and selling at a rate that far exceeds their white counterparts something that happened this week in North Tulsa in Oklahoma. Oklahoma, two kids Jaywalking they were handcuffed and put on the ground and the people who police there say you know those who are in that neighborhood. You are policing this neighborhood completely differently than you do the white neighborhoods of Tulsa is that something that's happening all over the country. You think here was J. There's an internal investigation ongoing to see if too much force was used in that situation with those young people. When you look at the video, it looks like a fairly quiet suburban street. The young men are walking in the middle of the street, and technically that is Jaywalking the question arises. Did the officers act appropriately? Critics in that community are saying that. It was too much. The question is whether other options for the police. Do you tell the young people? Hey, you're in the middle of the road. Get Out of the middle of the road. That's Jaywalking. Why did it escalate to the point of the did that's the question needs to be answered. What about looking at bias when it comes to actual prison terms? Did you find out any any stats about that? Well, you know in addition to you know this reporting that we did. Around. The death of Mr Floyd and just trying to see what do the numbers show when you look at these jurisdictions and we were aware or at least I was aware of. Citizen Commission report that's updated periodically and in two thousand seventeen. They head numbers that looked at black and white. People who have been convicted? who were convicted of similar crimes? And under similar circumstances and they found on average. that the black defendants were sentenced to sentences that were at least nineteen percent longer than their white counterparts, so all of these numbers really need to be taking a look at and see what's going on. Is there over policing, or is it something else that's going on? What are you hearing from? Law Enforcement Officials peer about this. Are they talking about it yet? This has been an ongoing debate I think there's a lot of soul searching going on within law enforcement. Right now, the main thing people are talking about is training looking for ways to make sure that you kind of push out bias if there is any in particular police departments. But one official. I talked to on background, said look. This in part is also a matter of the heart. The officers who are out on the street they have extremely difficult jobs. The best officers attempt to de escalate situations there to protect and serve they. I think overwhelmingly most people would say do a very good job. But. There is a percentage and we're seeing these cases over and over again. Where in routine circumstances, black people appear in those circumstances to be treated differently. ABC's Pierre Thomas. Thanks as always appreciate it. Thanks Very. According to a two thousand Sixteen Justice Department report one in four police officers in the United States is either black or Hispanic or black officers. The past two weeks have been a very different experience than for many of the rest of us. ABC's Lana Maurice has been talking to some of those officers to get their perspective when I take off this uniform. I am Sancho Bland. When I take off this uniform I am Brianna Taylor surgeon. Carla Hubbard has been on the frontlines of protests and demonstrations in Denver Colorado. I can tell you that that that blue uniform is a barrier for people seeing my message, my values batch side as a black woman. She stands in solidarity with the demonstrators, saying issues that they're fighting where along those same lines, the devaluing of black lives, the abuse of power systemic racism. We're still having to March. We're still having to encourage someone to open up their eyes to see the black perspective of things from the Black Lens and so when I'm out there I'm. I'm like. Wow, we. We're still having to do this. In Two thousand twenty and that's a shame that's disappointing. She says it is a difficult position to be in with calls nationwide to defend the police or abolish departments altogether. There's two ways that you can fix something. You can fix it from the outside, and then you can choose the fix it from the inside like myself and hundreds of other minority officers have decided to do this system of policing this this policing machine. Wasn't designed for us. We have to be honest about that. After the deaths of George Floyd Brianna Taylor, and so many others concern about systemic racism in law, enforcement has come to the forefront chief dairy our Donda with the Minneapolis. Police Department race is inextricably linked to the American policing system. And we have to look at and I. Have to look at the history. policing and the role that it's played particularly. African American communities are Dondo has been outspoken over the years about injustices within his own department in two thousand seven, he and four other black officers successfully sued the department for discrimination in pay promotions and discipline, he recently announced changes including using artificial intelligence in real time data to monitor officer. Behavior Ridge grim is a detective with Miami police I think a lot of officers are definitely. The patients ran out. We got a hold. You accountable whether it's cost me my job whether that's GonNa cost me. You know losing a couple of friends or Colleagues in the Department Incidence Ob. No one should feel scared. You know from a police officer in law enforcement that they can get killed Alonzo Hall Officer in Broward County Florida. We're finding through battles like if we ever grown up in our communities, you know what I mean and we WANNA. Make Change, so we think we should do it from the inside, so you think you become a police officer. You WanNa make change you. WanNa, You WanNa do all these things, but then you get like you get like a bad perception from your from your own community. It's like you get like a backlash. You get called Uncle Tom. You get called a sell out whole says community outreach needs to be a core part of reform, not just for optics in Denver Sergeant. Havard says her voice inside the department matters now more than ever and change starts with the courage to speak up. I can tell you that those things will not happen in front of me and we need more people sand. And not only just minority officers. We need more officers period San, that we're talking about changing a culture that has allowed the devaluing of black lives to occur, even after the protests in Denver and across the country, and Howard says the difficult work then begins and law enforcement, and the community must come together to demand change. I want to challenge everyone to look within. Return to sense of humanity for all for everyone. Black lives matter. They should've been mattering along time ago. They show mattered a long time ago. Let's just make sure it's not a tagline, so let's look at every aspect. Because that video. What happened in Minnesota. Is a nationwide problem. And that is the callous. Disregard and devaluing. Of the black life, and that is nationwide Lima movies ABC News. Christ de-fund or even completely abolished. Police departments across the country have grown louder since the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis police chief dairy. Our Dondo on Wednesday announced a series of reforms. He said he would implement immediately. Including withdrawing from police union contract negotiations bringing in outside advisers to make the policing process, more transparent and investing in technology to better track, police officers, actions histories being written now. And I'm determined to make sure that we are on the right side of history, but that came after city council members like Steve Fletcher, said a complete dismantling of the Minneapolis PD was the only option. We have looked at ways to reform this department. We do not believe it is possible. We have met resistance at every turn when we have attempted reforms and is Minneapolis mayor. Jacob FRY was drowned out by chance of go home Jacob go home. When he said no to that idea, my four, entirely abolishing the police department, no I'm not and so over the coming days and weeks I'm looking forward to working with counts and talking with them about deciphering. What particularly if they mean when they say ending abolishing so, what do they mean retired FBI, agent and ABC News Consultant. Brad Garret along with a whole lot of Americans have a whole lot of questions. Let's say hypothetically you. You defended the Minneapolis police tomorrow, and said Okay you guys. None of you have a job anymore. So first of all who you're going to have police. The street got to hire private security. They won't know the street. They won't know where certain people live I mean there's a certain benefit because they are there all the time getting to know where certain people live is exactly what the police did seven years ago in Camden. Camden New Jersey right across the Delaware River from Philadelphia. It was once considered one of the deadliest cities in America, but in two thousand thirteen. They dismantled the entire police force. They rethought the entire thing. Scott Thomsen was the police chief. At the time we stopped focusing on the number of tickets. We wrote or the Mount Everest we made what we were more interested in was making. People feel safer making people trust US getting. Getting people in a trust US Camden County. Executive Lou Cappelli junior says the focus now is on community and mutual understanding as far as police officers. The first thing they do very first day. They hit the streets in Camden. is they knock on the doors on the neighborhoods in which they are serving, introduce themselves and let the residents know that they're there to help. There were protests all over the country including in Los Angeles. where, they announced major cuts refunding Seattle protesters well. They're considering a fifty percent reduction. Our police force there in new. York City. Where marches took place for two weeks. Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Cossio. Cortez asks why the police budget is so big in the first place, police department has a six billion dollar a year budget that is more than we spend on youth housing. Healthcare and homelessness combined police departments are typically funded by city and state budgets, but the local departments do get federal grants, so it is a federal issue, and those in Washington have already begun holding hearings on police reform, even though president trump clear about he stands, there won't be funding won't be dismantling our police Republican leader Mitch McConnell. Even if some left wing leaders fall for this nonsense. I have a feeling. The American people are too smart for that democratic. Senator and one time presidential candidate Kamala Harris. It should not be a partisan issue. This is about the fact that good policing is good for America. That racism hurts all Americans regardless of their race in two thousand thirteen, when Camden New Jersey rethought its police force. There were bumps in the road in the beginning crime went up as people tried to figure out the new normal now. The county exact says it's different. Officers Guardians now warriors. And we view them as true partners, the residents in the past seven years there have been fewer killings, robberies, aggravated assaults, property, crimes and shootings than before the change. We should make it clear that when people talk about the abolish the police movement. They're not talking about what's been happening this week. In the city of Seattle for nearly a week, protesters have been surrounding the city's sixth precinct which police abandoned and boarded up after days of clashes with protesters. ABC's Matt Gutman has been in the Capitol Hill Section of the city. Now graffiti and signs with slogans like Seattle People Department and property of the people become known as the chance Capitol hill a zone. This building is the is the people's. We pay for it with our tax system. We just WANNA. Make sure that it's being used for the right things. Demonstrators have set up their own barricades. There's a clinic, a co-op and free food president trump blasting governor, Jay, inslee and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan on twitter for their response to the protests. Saying, take back your city. If you don't I will, but on Thursday the mayor firing back one of the things this president will never understand. Is that listening to community is not a weakness. It is a strength. The governor tweeting he will not allow threats of military violence from the White House, but there are cracks in the guard around the precinct. The police chief accompanied by several officers walking into the precinct for the first time in days on Friday. Morning talks were beginning, but it still wasn't clear how they would end up. We have seen police presence back. Back in the precinct over the past twenty four hours, but these protesters are digging, and now what do they want? They say they want to de-fund the police. They say when everybody who's been arrested to be released, and they want to turn that police precinct into a community center. ABC's Matt. Gunman in the Capitol Hill. Section of Seattle taken over by protesters this week. Coming up less than five. Until the presidential election at a lot of problems voting this week we'll talk about it on perspective after this. You. See Headlines Across your screen all day, but you're busy. What do you need to know? What's actually shaping your world? I'm Brad Milkey from ABC News, and every morning. We start here. It was extraordinary for as watching here in Singapore is. Daily podcast a handful of stories just twenty minutes director Comey. Thanks for being with US newsmakers, smart reporting, taking you straight to the heart of the story starting here. Listen for free on apple podcasts or your favorite podcast APP. From ABC News this is perspective, the week's top stories and the stories. You may have missed I'm. Cheri Preston. Coming up counting votes with Kovin still looming the first, we've seen athletes from every sport protesting social injustice and this past week, America's most powerful Sports League, the NFL made a surprising admission and a dramatic shift in tone from what we're accustomed to hearing, but is it really a step toward lasting change in a league where nearly seventy percent of the players are black and just four? Four of its thirty two head coaches are people of Color, and nearly all of its owners are older white men. Perspectives producer ABC's Airway Malo as the story ten days after George Floyd's death. Some of the NFL's biggest stars released a minute long video on social media, pleading the League to speak out against systematic racism. This will we. The players would like to hear you state breed. Condemn rexes and systematic oppression of black people. National Football League it wrong. Silence in our players from peacefully protesting the NFL's initial statement following George Floyd's death did not contain the words black lives matter, but a day after that video was published Commissioner Roger, Goodell responded on the NFL's official social media page with an unexpected admission. We the National Football League. We were wrong for not listening to NFL players earlier and encourage all to speak out and peacefully protests, goodell called for reform, pleading to be a part of the change. He believes the country needs, but his statement raises important questions for players fans in league executives. What changes is the NFL willing to make? And will they improve quality throughout the League for a Sports League in which close to three quarters of? Of, its players are black. There's a lack of representation in leadership roles. The NFL's taken initiatives to hire more minority candidates to those positions. One of its policies called the Rooney rule adopted in two thousand, three originally required teams to interview minority candidate for every head coaching vacancy. It's expanded since its implementation owners even voting new proposals just last month. The results are what they are as far as minority representation. -sition. It's not there the way it needs to be. Louis Riddick is a former player and current NFL analyst with our partners at ESPN and the NFL owners I mean really what is their incentive to change the only way that you can really ultimately change their way of thinking in the decisions that they arrived is to get us. The candidates exposed to them outside of just formal interview settings, so they are more comfortable more apt to hire people like myself. Having served in elite front office role as As director of PRO personnel with two Franchises Rick has interviewed for general manager positions with the San Francisco Forty niners in new. York giants I. Think I am worthy of being general manager in the NFL. I was deserving that job, but yeah. At the same time I don't feel as though John, Mara or Steve Tisch slighted me because I was African American or my heart, but I do feel it is a problem and we find out how we can. Following the owners vote in Maine teams. Teams are now required to interview to external minority. Head coaching candidates at least one minority candidate for coordinator vacancies and one candidate for front office. Positions League officials attempted to incentivize owners to hire minority candidates by offering draft pick compensation, though owners did not approve the measure what it does, it automatically cast doubt on whether or not that minority head coach general manager actually got the job based off of his competence Europe. We gotTA based off of the Senate program that that's not something you want. Want to saddle a new GM or had cooked with when he's already responsible for gaining the respect of his peers once he walks into the building in. That's already hard enough. When you are a minority and you are hired into a position of authority, whether one likes it or not, and it's not fair you end up being the representative of that entire group Mary Joe. Kane is a professor of sports sociology at the University of Minnesota when an African American coach fails. Does that sort of? Of unconscious discrimination creep in where you say Nia, we took a chance, and it just didn't work out. In proving hiring practices would be an important step for the NFL to take to show. They're serious about addressing racial inequities across the League. We have seen historically white men, being hired failing and being rehired, even if not as a head coach, certainly as an offensive or defensive coordinator. It's always to me about power, and who's in the room when it happens, and until there is a critical. Critical Mass, not just a token presence of African. Americans being in the room. We're just not going to see in my view. Any sort of structural and therefore lasting change their no head coaching openings currently so the test for hiring minority candidates will come next offseason, but one action owners could take to signal change signing Colin Kaepernick. Who has remained out of the league since he began kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality, signing him would be both a symbolic and tangible manifestation of. Of how much things have shifted owners may feel? They have a reason not to sign capper nick. My sense is that they meaning the owners are trying to perhaps ride out this soon. Nami, if you will and hope that America will be so desperate for the return of football, and I think that that's what they want the focus to be not the return of Colin Kaepernick as far as kneeling, no owner has spoken out as a poor player protest during the national anthem since Goodell's videotaped. Videotaped statement and owners may continue to dodge the subject. What will the response of Goodell? Specifically in the owners generally be, that will be the true test of what Adele's video actually met. Without black players, there would be no national football league, and the protests around the country, emblematic of the centuries of silence, inequality and oppression of black players, coaches fans in staff, unless you have a conscious commitment to say all things being equal. We are going to hire an African American as a head coach. Did it's just not going to happen. In the wake of George Floyd's death, America's dialogue about race seems to have shifted the tone of the NFL's. Commissioner has also shifted now. The League has an opportunity to prove its players impassioned response to the death of George, Floyd and racial injustices across America could be a catalyst for proactive change back to analyst former player Louis Riddick. How do we normalize equality? How is that possible I? Don't know with every passing day becomes more and more discouraging that we are going to ever be able to normalize equality, but. The fight goes on reporting perspective I'm Eric Malo? ABC News. As the world has been marching against long-simmering questions about race. The Corona virus has been marching to covid. Nineteen has not gone away in some parts of the country. They're just now in there I. Look at what New York has seen for months this viruses potentially deadly and has no regard for reopenings or civil rights. ABC's Aaron Katersky United. States has reached another unwanted corona virus milestone, two million diagnosed cases in eight states, the number of people going into the hospital with covid nineteen is increasing even as everywhere reopens when you open. That doesn't mean that everything is okay, and you just can just do whatever you want. Dr Anthony. FAUCI told ABC News the public still needs to practice a degree of caution. That means you still should be wearing a mask. You still should be trying as best as. As possible to have that physical distancing, you still need to wash your hands as often as you possibly can and avoid congregation in large numbers, protests certainly qualify as congregation in large numbers. That's taking the risk, and unfortunately what we're seeing now is just an example of the kinds of things we were concerned about more than a dozen of the newest corona virus. Cases include members of the D. C. National Guard who tested positive after they were called the stand watch over demonstrations. At the. Wearing face, covering two zero Bourbeau is the New York City Health Commissioner. As well in the belief, be wearing faith public if there is not a spike in cases as a result of the protests. Will that tell you anything about this virus every day? We're learning about the William high-risk. It's transmitted than what we've learned. Is that outdoors significantly reduces the risk of transmission and I think that GonNa take us a while to tease out. What if anything we can say now behaviors around protests. There was also news this week about a vaccine Dr Fao. She said there. There are quite promising candidates advanced clinical trials are set to begin this summer for at least one, and maybe three of them, and if all goes well, researchers should know by the fall whether those candidate vaccines are safe and effective. We could have a vaccine, either by the end of this calendar year, or in the first few months of 2021 cautious optimism from the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr Anthony Fauci reporting for perspective. I'm Aaron, Katersky. ABC News New York. The pet endemic has certainly changed the way we vote. There were several primaries this week, including in Georgia or concerns or the corona virus led to an increase in mail in balloting, but also long lines at polling places Michelle. Wright is with our partners WSB and Atlanta she went to vote in SMYRNA. Georgia on Tuesday morning the lines here suburban Atlanta extremely long. It took me two hours and five minutes just to wait to get into the polling, please. There are only eight voters allowed inside at a time with a number of novice poll workers so things. Things are moving slowly the line at this precinct, snaking out of the parking lot down the street to the park, several hundred yards away I spoke with Japan pill I in line arriving. He tells me at five fifteen this morning. which must be duty to do so high it's it's very important. Visha showing up about six forty with her husband and her two young daughters. So why bring the kid I went on to see what's going on out here and they grow up to understand that it's very important that your voices her. It ended up taking. Taking them about an hour and twenty minutes from their arrival until they hop back into their car Michelle Wright ABC. News, Fire. Station three in SMYRNA Georgia. So let's bring in ABC News political. Director Rick Klein Rick. What happened? This was an absolute meltdown and one of the tragic situations about Georgia. Is that officials? There were actually feeling pretty good about things. They had a couple of months to prepare for the COVID nineteen our, they've watched some missteps shortcomings in other states, and just on the eve of the election, the state officials. They were saying it's. It's already been successful election. Look at the numbers and then broken machines very long lines legal wrangling confusion at the polls, thousands of people at least will try to vote N., either couldn't or had to wait hours and hours to do so the state it's got a a sad history of disenfranchisement and a lot of attention, a lot of resources directed to the fact that George meltdown it did is a very bad sign. Looking forward got Pennsylvania Wisconsin. Michigan key states, and all of them were talking about drastically changing the way that they have people vote. Raises Two sets of questions. One is just how people not to vote and how they access the vote at all, and what number of people trying to vote aren't to be able to because of this new system, whether systems are overwhelmed, and then on the backside of it, it's how you count those votes and a state that doesn't have a tradition of counting mail in boats is going to have a heck of a time adjusting to doing this. It's one thing for it to happen in June with a slew of down ballot, primaries and kind of. Of Low interest affairs, it'll be much different in November, if the states that are true battlegrounds are experiencing this crush of new details, new information, a new processes as well as new difficulties in actually conducting account. I think it's going to be a real potential crisis in public trust and a real recalibration of how Americans expect to see election results. I think the idea of a neat clean election where everything's wrapped up in a speech before everyone goes to bed. It's just not going to happen this time. Okay ABC's reclined political. Director thank you much there. In Houston this week. They said a final goodbye to the man whose death led people around the world to question one another about race, policing fairness and compassion, but if it just ended here, what would the point of all of it be ABC's Jim Ryan? Asking what's next as he traveled to Houston for the funeral of George Floyd Sherry. It was here in southwest Houston. Specifically, the city's third ward where George Floyd spent his growing up years in public housing. Known to his friends as big floyd, who was already six feet, tall and middle school, and would eventually grow to six, but in grade school. He went by his. Middle Name Perry. and. That's what his second grade teacher we know. Sexton called him. She still has the black history month paper that eight-year-old Perry Floyd wrote. I want to be a supreme. Court judge thirty eight years later that little boy under the knee of Minneapolis police officer cried out for his mother. The death of George Floyd that day prompted days of protests peaceful. Mostly it sparked a nationwide debate over minority rights and police responsibilities. At debate was reflected in the words that were spoken at Floyd's funeral here in his hometown, the eulogy was given by the Reverend Al Sharpton. We are fighting an institution, no systemic. Problem George, floyd was buried alongside his mother who died about two years ago, but the worldwide conversation ignited by his dad has hardly been laid to rest African American. Men like vistaprint say they have a visceral reaction to the police. I met a client yesterday at the library and sure enough to cops. pull up. They didn't say anything to is. They just came up in park and. And just take a pause and I'm like. Are they running plates? Do we look suspect you know what's going on best the template? We now have an hour. It crat of two hundred fifty miles from Dallas not that he would have to stand outside during the funeral, but his own anxieties are echoed in the words of George Floyd's brother. This is bigger than Josh Right now. We've stop everybody from being afraid of the police. But transforming the words eulogy into concrete steps toward change is a difficult thing to do difficult, but not impossible Houston police department. We're not perfect, but we have model policies that the Department of Justice has used as a learning site. We have to take those very important policies, and we need to have national standards, not only as art us into the police chief here in Houston. He's the president. President of the powerful major cities. Chiefs Association says the problem with use of force policies that they differ from city to city, a patchwork of rules that dictate how you'll be treated based upon where you're arrested. You cannot have eighteen thousand police departments doing things differently when it comes to use of force, so there's some good things common. We are going to be working very closely with Congress. The named George Floyd is now inextricably linked around the world to a call for civil rights and fairness in policing. But the story of Big Floyd, the viral video of his death also represent a family tragedy. George Floyd was a son, a father, a grandfather and he was the brother to Latonya Floyd I'm GonNa Miss Member. Whole line. To him I love you and. I thank God for giving. Me My own personal superman. Bless your. And remember we nells, Sexton, the former schoolteacher who held onto. George Floyd second-grade black history month paper. She wonders aloud about what she might have said to that little board. Had she been able to see his future as teachers? We teach our children to find. Help us when they're in trouble. To find the policeman. and I wonder now. What do we teach our young black men? who were they? Helpers for? The young black men Jim Ryan ABC News Houston, Texas From ABC News this has been perspective. Thanks for listening. If, you want to listen to any of our past shows. You can subscribe to the perspective podcast. Give a review. If you've got the time, tell us what you like and what you'd like to hear in the future, you can find it on apple podcasts, spotify Stitcher, or wherever you listen to your podcast, you can also find perspective and other. ABC News shows at ABC News Podcasts, Dot Com perspective is produced by Eric Malo for ABC News. I'm Sherry Preston. Okay so in the New York Times calls. You want the eighth news podcasts worth listening to well you to say thank you, so go on start smart. We start here. The ABC News daily podcast. Take us with you. Listen to us now free on apple podcasts.
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Call in rough waters helicopters called in to help passengers and furniture tossed around thirteen hundred passengers and crew being evacuated. Robert Kraft apology, the billionaire owner of the New England Patriots breaking his silence for the first time since being charged in a prostitution sting but deadly blast overseas. Dozens kill. A chemical plant exploding in flames, plus the ongoing humanitarian crisis the death toll rising after that devastating cyclone our crew with rescuers on a diet or relief mission and machete mayhem the alleged gas station robber armed with a machete the clerk fighting him off with a machete of his own eating scene. This is ABC news tonight negative. Thanks for joining us on this busy Saturday. I'm Tom Llamas. And we begin tonight with the seismic shift in the Russian vestich in the mullahs report now in the hands of the new attorney general William bar how much if anything will America get to see the reading the report the Justice department today twenty four hours after receiving his first summary could be made public as early as tomorrow one headline already revealed from the twenty two month investigation. ABC news has learned Robert Mueller is not recommending any further indictments and tonight new images of President Trump addressing guests during a fundraiser mar-a-lago ABC news learning the president is telling close associates. He's quote glad it's over ABC's. Chief Justice correspondent Pierre Thomas leads us off tonight all is on William bar. The attorney general seen on his way to the Justice department this morning with a review Robert Muller's, confidential and comprehensive report is still underway bar could reveal. All the reports key his earliest tomorrow the Russia investigation spanning twenty two months led to thirty seven indictments including some of President Trump's closest advisers and associates. While he awaits the content of the report sources say the president seen waving to supporters in Florida today is in a great mood telling those gathered at his mar-a-lago club. He's glad it's over. It was an investigation. He attacked at every turn the entire thing has been a witch. They won't find any collision. It doesn't exist. There was no collusion with. Nope. Structure. There was no nothing. But even he is called for the report's release. Let it come out. Let people see it that's up to the attorney general. The attorney general says he wants transparency, and he will work with Muller and deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein who oversaw the investigation to determine what information from the report can we release to congress and the public consistent with the law bar promised as much during his confirmation hearings. I am going to make as much information available as I can who's what we know tonight. The special counsel is recommending no further indictments and the attorney general Maine. Pains Muller was not stopped from pursuing any targets bars summary of conclusions are expected to address whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians and whether the president obstructed Justice and Pierre Thomas joins us now from Washington peer the Muller investigation is done. But the scrutiny of the president and his associates is far from over the special counsel's investigation had very limited scope, but we know that congressional investigations are now underway and their criminal investigations as well. That's right, Tom. There are a number of other investigation underway as you said at the state and federal level, including in New York southern district, which is looking into possible campaign finance violations and the inauguration. The attorney general will oversee those federal cases as well. Tom here Thomas us tonight Pierre thank you and new responses from congress over the Muller report, Democrats and Republicans overwhelmingly demanding the full release of the report house speaker Nancy Pelosi insisting any congressional briefings be unclassified Democrats. Action of anything is held back. ABC's Mary, Bruce is on the hill tonight. Robert Muller's work may be over. But the fight on Capitol Hill is just getting started the American people have a right to the truth. The watch word is transparency. Democrats are demanding the special counsels full report and they're prepared to use their subpoena power to get it. We will certainly subpoena. The parts of the report, and we will reserve the right to call Muller, or or to testify before the committee will disappear him with all options on the table. Robert Muller, and the attorney general could be made to testify the attorney general committed to making as much of it public as was consistent with our policy. If he's true to that. It means the entire thing. And we're going to insist upon it after nearly two years and twenty five million taxpayer dollars members on both sides of the I'll say the public deserves to see the results the top Republican on the House Judiciary committee. Doug Collins, tweeting that the. The report should be released without delay and to the maximum extent permitted by law. What comes next now an issue on the campaign trail to that report needs to be made public. The American people have a right, and they need to know. But what really matters to our democracy as we approach twenty twenty. Does. He follow the rules from the special counsel that say that it is in the public interest and Democrats don't just want the full report they want the underlying evidence to we need to see the mullahs report, not the bar report. The American people paid for the mother report, and they deserve to know all of the findings and evidence and marriage joins us. Now from Capitol Hill. Mary the Democrats have already made their first move sending notice to the Trump administration about the records on the molar prob-. Yeah. Tom House Democrats here are wasting no time requesting that the White House counsel, the FBI and the Justice department, preserve all documents and records related to the Muller report information that Democrats are hoping to get their hands on soon. Tom Mary, Bruce for us tonight. Mary thank you in a very busy weekend in Washington state with ABC news for continuing coverage of the Muller. House intelligence committee chairman Adam Schiff and ranking member of the house oversight committee. Jim Jordan will be tomorrow's guests on this week with George Stephanopoulos. Tonight's other breaking story, the cruise-ship crippled that see the images coming in the Viking sky. Look at this issue. A mayday call the ship's engine failing passengers tossed around by rough waves along with that furniture, their helicopters braving. High winds to airlift passengers and crew to safety. Here's ABC's Jennifer Eccleston, dramatic rescue efforts off the coast of Norway after a cruise ship with thirteen hundred people on board issues a mayday emergency during rough seas watch helicopters hovered just feet above the towering vessel. The Viking sky these powerful waves rocking the ship as the helicopters hoist. Passengers waiting on its dick one by one Steve water rushing beneath those waiting to get off and inside furniture. Sliding from scientists side. This passengers struggling paying on. As bits of the ceiling come crashing down with just four helicopters rescue. Teams are warning. It's a slow and delicate process. On a helicopter with a sling the two of us together. And it's quite scary. So far dozens evacuated and at least ten injured the two year old cruiseliner on a Northern Lights tour issued an SOS after suffering engine failure at two pm local time wins over forty miles per hour. Pummeling the ship pushing it dangerously close to the shore just over a mile away tonight, those rescue operations continue and right now the ship is anchored and stable with one of its engines back online, Tom amazing, how the ship was tossed around Jennifer Eccleston with those incredible images, and we move on out of the growing concerns about possible toxic air and water in deer park, Texas. The massive fire at a chemical plant burning on and off for nearly a week the fire flaring up again on Friday in a major shipping channel temporarily closed off as a precaution. The company now facing a lawsuit over the air quality ABC's, Alex Perez is on the scene just outside. Houston tonight to response teams on alert to monitoring this charred chemical plant that's wreaked havoc here for nearly a week this situation, it's been a never ending reoccurring attempting to do something, and it just not working out the way it's been planned Friday, a third flare up once again, sending black clouds into the sky ditch that all of the chemicals and the fall that was released in the past twenty four hours that is where the second plume of smoke appears to be coming from. But the potentially cancer causing toxin benzine leaked in the air during the containment effort levels of immediate health concern, those who live nearby on edge kinda a little bit frightening because you don't know what's going in the hair, even though they say, it's not harmful because of toxic chemicals seeping into waterways, the coastguard temporarily shutting down the busy Houston ship channel, Texas, attorney general filing a lawsuit against the. That owns the plant for violating the states Clean Air Act and Tom the impact to the community. Here is now growing a public parks in the area. Have now been shut down crews now working around the clock to contain and remove all risk, Tom Alex Perez. There's been on this story from the get-go, Alex. Thank you now to the flood emergency in the mid west tonight and more rain hitting the region this weekend, the Missouri and Mississippi rivers overflowing across several states water rising up to some rooftops. They're cutting off buildings in Saint Joseph Missouri record flooding expected to last into next week. Let's get right to ABC's senior meteorologist, rob Marciano. Rob good evening. Good anytime with those rivers till high. We have more rain moving into the area right now, not a lot, but Ariza severe weather threat with this. And then we have a watch box up on the radar. Take a look that includes Oklahoma City tonight, that's until ten o'clock this evening. That's fair weather moves to the east and through a Little Rock and parts of Arkansas tomorrow on the rain shield does get into Chicago and stays. Mostly below the flood zone, but those rivers and many areas still have yet to crest or the flood threat is high a windy day across the northeast today with winds gusting over forty miles at our Philadelphia and Boston the wind settle and shift tomorrow for more seasonable. Temperatures in the afternoon, Tom. Alright, rob thank you. We hit overseas tonight US-backed forces declaring victory over ISIS in Syria. The last remaining ISIS held village liberated the final battle in bags ending his Llamas states so-called caliphate Syrian forces. Raising a yellow flag, you see it right there, signaling the defeat of ISIS in the region. They will remain alert for possible. Isis sleeper cells, though, the Pentagon congratulating coalition forces and back here at home, some new protests erupting over a deadly police shooting in Pittsburgh demonstrators outraged after a white police officer was found not guilty for shooting an unarmed black teenager in the back after he ran from a traffic stop cellphone video showing the fatal confrontation, here's ABC's. Kenneth moton. Tonight. Anger and frustration boil over in Pittsburgh, but the family of Antoine rose calling for calm, it's very painful. She what happened. But so when you're sitting more former east, Pittsburgh police officer, Michael Ross fell cleared of all counts in the shooting death of the seventeen year old. Overnight large demonstrations, and it appears Ross defense attorney was targeted shots fired into his law office, no injuries reported in June and unarmed Antoine spotted on cell phone video running away from traffic. Stop. Rossville firing hitting Antoine three times in less than a second. Antoine rose was shot in his back. He was on on did not pose a threat to the officer to the unity in the verdict today says that that is okay bronxville testifying that he thought he saw a gun. My attempts to end the threat that I perceived to me police say Antoine was a passenger in a car suspected of being in an earlier drive-by shooting depends sharing this video of the young men cleaning off the vehicle this case had nothing to do with race. He's maintained from the beginning that he just trying to do what he was supposed to do Tom Antoine's distraught families now moving to the next phase a civil lawsuit in federal court against Ross fell and east Pittsburgh, Tom, Kenneth thank you next tonight. The growing humanitarian crisis in southern Africa the death toll climbing following that powerful cyclone more than six hundred people dead, and unknown number still missing survivors now in desperate need of relief. Vise? And now a new worry what disaster officials are calling a ticking bomb the region at risk for disease. Outbreaks and early cases of cholera already detected ABC senior foreign correspondent in panels in Mozambique, tonight's more than a week after that deadly cyclone aid agencies. Finally, reaching the front lines of this disaster, we flew with one group town to town cutoff a zero with us to he fought his way through the floods to get help for one isolated village. And today the World Food Program is bringing him and aid home. Suddenly he spots the village. This is his reward a will confess for hometown hero. These days ago nine days without any shelter without help put the ain't is a small drug in trouble say we met rescued families tired hungry and sometimes injured finally reaching dry ground for now starting to see up and down this coast. His people waiting for aid agencies but local fishermen gun to rescue stranded. Villagers gets imbera Mozambique Josephine telling us a tree smash through her home or midnight to the cyclone crushing her right ankle, we give her a ride to the hospital. She's now guessing help, but so many others here must simply wait and hope that some help is coming up until a few days ago. This was one of the main churches in the city, and this is repeated all around here churches, schools hospitals, and of course, homes just raised to the ground. The scale of need here is immense. Tom, devastation everywhere. You look Ian panel on those rescue missions tonight. Ian, thank you. And there was much more ahead on world. News tonight this Saturday machete mayhem, the violent scene when a store clerk refuses to give up his hard earned cash. A suspect confronting that gas station clerk pulling out a machete, but the clerk is ready with a weapon of his own. Plus robber crabs apology. Speaking out for the first time since being charged prostitution sting his worst tonight for his family, friends and fans and the deadly blast overseas. A devastating explosion. Tearing through a chemical plant thick smoke pouring into the air and fears tonight that air could be toxic. Stay with. When it comes to hiring. You don't have time to waste you need help getting to your shortlist of qualified candidates fast. That's why you need indeed dot com. Get started today at indeed dot com slash tonight. That's indeed dot com slash tonight. There's nothing small about your business. 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The seventy seven year old is among nearly two hundred men charged in a major sting operation of south Florida massage parlours, he added that he has quote extraordinary respect for women. And the last thing I would ever want to do is disrespect another human being this week craft turned down a plea offer from Florida prosecutors requiring that he acknowledged that he would have been found guilty at trial in exchange for dismissing the charges. The question was does the video contain Mr. craft inside receiving the alleged ex the answer to that is. Yes. Kraft legal team now concerned that video will surface. He and the two dozen other men charged filed a joint motion to keep the evidence from being released. Tom cross has pleaded not guilty to the prostitution charges and the NFL has yet to punish him. But there's a major. Conference for owners on Sunday NFL policy states that owners are held to a higher standard than players. Tom to repeal Mary for us. Tara. Thank you come now for index and overseas to that deadly blast rocking eastern China. A massive explosion, ripping through a chemical plant, Terry roofs, open shattering, nearby windows. Fireballs thick plumes of black smoke pouring into the air and its fears tonight that it might spread toxic substances at least sixty four people have been killed more than ninety severely injured back here at home of violent confrontation at a gas station Huntsville, Alabama amend polio, machete on a clerk there when the clerk pulls out a machete of his own the fight quickly turning to an all out dual that Clark hacking away at the getaway car as that man, grabs the cash register slashing through the power cord and hauling it off the two suspects involved were later caught in Chicago tonight a community in mourning an off-duty police officer shot and killed in a random attack. Twenty-three-year-old? John Rivera had just finished shift and was leaving a nightclub with friends. When he was ambushed while sitting in a car tonight, the police superintendent saying he's quote disgusted at this. Devastating murder pledging a catch whatever's responsible and update on that. Terrifying moment in Montreal a seventy seven year old threes. Attacked in the middle of a mass. A man running behind the altar stabbing him parisioners running into save the priests stopping the attack tonight that priests has been treated and released from the hospital. The suspect appearing in court now facing charges of assault with a weapon and attempted murder. Finally tonight America strong. A father's final wish his son stepping up to honor him to veterans and the flag. They both fought for uniting them forever. Here's ABC's aerial rush. F-? It was a veteran father's dying wish to be draped in the American flag. But retired army tank commander Mark Brown. Didn't want pristine one. We wanted one that was tattered rugged and weather just like e was asking his son. Zach a retired army sergeant for a flag with history Zack. Returning home from combat any rock was severe PTSD. Starting a special nonprofit ostrich coats in these flags because even though they're tattered worn. I still believe they have a mission and same thing with veterans. Even even though they're tattered on war. You still have a mission donating those flags to veterans families. Mark in awe of his sons mission jokingly taught to make you say one of those tattered flags for me. Of course. I said, of course ball I'll save you a data fly and so- Zach honored his father. He was under the red white and blue and just a really good feeling now on the I was able to make the happen for him with a final embrace and the warned stars and stripes of old glory or just him looking down on me smile, and Ariel rash. Chef ABC news. So tonight, we salute the Browns for their service and for sharing their story with us wanna thank our ABC affiliate K CEO. And thank you for watching. 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Full Episode: Tuesday, January 15, 2019
"Are you hiring with indeed you can post a job in minutes set up screener questions than zero in on your shortlist of qualified candidates using an online dashboard get started today at indeed dot com slash podcast. That's indeed dot com slash podcast. Tonight. Several developing stories as we come on the air in the hot seat, the president's own pick for attorney general breaking with the president saying Robert Muller is not conducting a witch hunt. And would he fire Muller? If the president asked him to how he responds also developing tonight that Jamie clause case for the first time we hear from the family of the alleged kidnapper accused of killing her parents throwing her in the trunk and holding her captive under a bed after crafting this chilling plan. Did he do anything before what his family is now saying to major storms were watching at this hour moving across the country set to slam the east with snow and dangerous driving after paralyzing drivers in the west already twenty five of the government shutdown the lines at the airports and tonight, the FAA ordering inspectors back on the job. Arguing passenger planes need to be inspected the terror attack following tonight still unfolding at this hour, several dead inside an upscale. Oh hotel tourist worker. Scrambling for safety, and you will see the surveillance as the attackers stormed the hotel urgent manhunt, a gas station employee who tried to stop a customer who did not pay his then run over and killed over twenty two dollars the baby in the well. Tonight, candy has been discovered partway down. The will we'll have the latest on the toddler still trapped the World Series MVP charged tonight in a disturbing case. And Hello Dolly tonight. Celebrating a beloved actress, this is ABC news tonight with David Muir. Good evening. And it's great to have you with us here at a very busy Tuesday night. And we begin tonight with President Trump's pick for attorney general on Capitol Hill and answering questions in front of the American people. William bar was asked is the Muller investigation a hunt. He said no asked would he fire Muller if the president asked him to tonight how he responds to that? And the evening. This question will the American people get to see the mother report for themselves when he's finished. What bar said today it made immediate headlines ABC's chief Justice correspondent Pierre Thomas leading us off tonight, the president's own pick for Torney general thing he knows Bob Muller that he's a marine. He's a friend that Muller would not conduct a witch-hunt borrowing to protect the special counsel's investigation. That is vitally important that the special counsel be allowed to complete his investigation. I have known Bob Muller for thirty years on my watch. Bob will be allowed to finish his work bar. Defending Muller against those words that the president has tweeted so often the claim that Muller is on a witch hunt. Do believe Mr Miller would be involved in a witch hunt against anybody. I don't I don't believe Mr. Muller would would be involved in a witch hunt and William bar insisted. He would resist any pressure from President Trump will not be bullied into doing anything. I think is wrong by anybody whether it be editorial boards or congress or the president Democrats pressing bar asking him, would you fire Muller if the president asked you to assuming there was no good 'cause assuming no good caught. I I would not carry out that instruction and will the American people ever see Muller's report bar saying today that under Justice department guidelines findings would be confidential, but that in the interests of transparency he would then release his own summary of the report to the public and congress. He did however say that neither. Trump nor his lawyers would get to edit Muller's report. It could take us. Investigators report. Put his own spin on crack tip before its release. You commit that would not happen. If you're training general that will not happen, but it was bar himself. Who wrote the Justice department memo just last year raising questions about mos- investigation into possible. Obstruction of Justice the press today about what he wrote I think it was entirely proper and giving what he wrote when asked what he would do career ethics officials recommended he recused himself bar said, they're different kinds of recusals some mandated others other judgment calls. That's imagine. It's the judgment call and the judgment by the career ethics officials in the agency are that you recused yourself. What scenario would you not follow their recommendation if I disagreed with and what would the basis of that disagreement bay? I came to a different judgment on what basis the facts such as. Such as whatever facts are relevant to the recusals. All right. Let's get the Pierre Thomas. He's live up on the hill tonight force pure, I want to get back to William bar said today about that central question. Of course, will the American people really folks on all sides of this will they get the chance to read Robert Muller's final report for themselves. They may never see the original report that's going to be submitted to bar if he's confirmed, Barbara, right? His own summary of the findings and could release it to the public the bottom line bar will decide what we all get to see David. Alright Pierre Thomas lot tonight leading us off. Thank you. There is also new reporting at this hour about that horrifying kidnapping and escape of thirteen year old Jamie, Kloss, new and chilling details of that plot. Prosecutors say Jake Patterson explained why he chose to use a shotgun to kill her parents how he burned her close to destroy evidence. And how he boxed her in under the bed all of this tonight as his family now speaks out for the first time. Were there any warning signs? What they're now saying here's. ABC's Alex Perez, Mr. Paddison tonight, the family of the man accused of kidnapping, Jamie clause, and murdering her parents breaking their silence. His grandfather telling ABC news, something went terribly wrong. Nobody had any clues. We are absolutely heartbroken. It's wrenching to deal with adding that his grandson was shy and quiet. He backed off from crowds. But a nice boy, polite, computer games or more of a priority than social interaction Patterson's childhood friend stunned to everyone liked he was a good student. He was pretty happy for the most part. But prosecutors painting a picture of a cold blooded killer, who according to court documents chose a twelve gauge shotgun because he thought he would inflict the most damage later burning Jamie's clothing to get rid of evidence off enforcing the thirteen year old under his bed. Boxing, her end with laundry, totes and barbells. Tonight. Patterson's family struggling to understand what went wrong, his father and brother silent as they left the courthouse on let's get back to Alex pres- with us law tonight, again from Wisconsin, Alex Paterson's families, also describing his mother's reaction when she heard the news. David family members, say Pedersen's mother initially was hoping thorns confused her son with someone else they say, he had no mental health issues growing up David Alex Perez again tonight. Thank you, Alex. We're gonna turn now to the dangerous series of storms on the move tonight to systems headed for the east with snow and dangerous driving after slamming the west already and into tonight as well. Heavy snow trapping drivers for hours on interstate five. This is north of Los Angeles rain causing dangerous, mudslides, forcing evacuations in Encino, California. Let's get right to meteorologist rob Marciano. He's got the new track of all of this tonight. Rob. I David these are two dynamic storms that are going to power through the Rockies. Look at the map of California tonight just lit up advisories. High wind and blizzard warnings just added to nor Cal so Cal still dealing with tonight storm, but tomorrow's going to be bigger and broader the entire west coast sixty plus mph winds in the bay area maybe over one hundred mountains tonight storm by Thursday night gets to the east coast with a wintry mix and then over the weekend, the bigger stronger storm really slams the eastern third of the country. That's going to be a high impact event on both coasts David are able will be watching it for the next several days. Rob thank you the travel headaches are mounting elsewhere too. At many airports across this country tonight, of course, date twenty five now the government shutdown in the evening. The FAA is now ordering inspectors back on the job without pay to inspect passenger planes. This comes amid long lines at the airports already has more unpaid TSA workers call out sick. And for the first time today, forty one thousand active duty coast, guard members deployed all over the world are now not. Paid ABC's Stevo since Saami landed tonight with no end to the shutdown inside in Atlanta. The airport is warning passengers to get here. Three hours early for when Mondays long security lines return and never mind that no one's getting paid. The FAA tonight is telling seventeen hundred of its safety inspectors that they have to get back to work to keep the plane safe. This is a little scary though. I just flew my son doesn't wanna fly because he said the air traffic controllers aren't being paid over at the TSA. The sickout continues nearly seven percent of airport security workers are staying home. If they're not going to get paid in Tampa. They opened a food pantry at the airport for TSA families, the manners in northern California are one of forty one thousand active duty coast guard families who should be getting a paycheck today. But instead are looking for free, diapers and donate canned goods. Luckily, we did start saving when we first heard about the shutdown. So we have a little bit to let. Live off benign not enough to live more than maybe we can a half two weeks. This is a first for the coastguard service members who risked their lives at sea all over the world, take what you need take as much as you need at this coast operation center in Connecticut. The compassion. From strangers is pouring in about MAC and cheese for the kids delivered in boxes of oatmeal. And green beans. The FDA says the food we eat has to be kept safe. So they're calling their people in to the IRS is doing the same more than forty six thousand of their workers are now being called essential. The president is now saying that this shutdown could last for a while. Which isn't the best of news for families who aren't getting a paycheck others who've been called back into work who've had to give up part time jobs that they been using to make ends meet David Stevenson Saami on the shutdown force again tonight. Thank you, Steve. We're also following the terror attacks still unfolding overseas at this hour the deadly hotel attack in Nairobi Kenya. Gunman storming, the hotel and office complex tonight surveillance images. Now emerging of the gunman entering the hotel guests in workers in panic running for their lives and one of the first police officers on the scene saying he saw bodies, but had quote, no time to count the dead and just a short time ago reports of more gunfire. Here's ABC's James Longman now. Kinda gripping Kenya's capital Nairobi as explosions and gunfire ring out terror strikes free PM nitty upscale Doucet hotel, an explosion outside a Bank hits three calls one. A suicide bomb goes off inside the hotel lobby. Surveillance video shows full gunman entering the hotel opening fire, sending guests screaming into the street. People all over themselves to escape through windows crouching in the dut anti-terror squads rushing inside where they go from room to room flushing out. The attack is the operation taking hours plainclothes officers leading days victims to safety. Al-qaeda-linked terror group, Al Shabaab, claiming responsibility. There's no official death toll in today's attack. Witnesses say at least five or killed the government did say the site was secured, but more gunshots were heard and tonight families reporting loved ones still inside hiding and texting help David or James Longman monitoring developments. James? Thank you back here at home tonight. And to the growing firestorm on Capitol Hill. Republican congressman Steve king has been stripped of his committee assignments, but he took to the house floor today to explain why an interview with the New York Times, he asked how white nationalist white supremacist. How language became offensive ABC's? Mary Bruce on the hill under growing pressure to resign tonight. Republican congressman Steve king isn't going anywhere. After an interview at the New York Times in which king asked white nationalist white supremacist western civilization. How did that language become offensive? Today after years of controversial comments king stood on the house floor and said, this that ideology never shows up in my head. I don't know how it could possibly come out of my mouth in his defense. King argued his comments were taken out of context. And then he repeated them in the way he wanted them delivered. I wanna read it to you the way I believe I said it, and that's this white nationalist bite supremacist. Western civilization. How did that language become offensive? But moments later, his colleagues, Democrats and Republicans voted overwhelmingly to disapprove of his remarks king is being stripped of his committee assignments. But today in the house, the Republican leaders stopped short of saying kings should go. Should he resign? I think that's up to Steve king. The voters have. Elected him. And at the White House. The president yesterday claimed he was unaware of the controversy playing from what I don't. I haven't been following. I really haven't been. All right. Let's get to Mary, Bruce. She's live up in the capitol tonight. And Mary as you know, the top Republican in the Senate Mitch McConnell saying today that kings should quote find another line of work, but he apparently still digging in. So what's next? Well, David king shows no signs of leaving. And there isn't much the congress is likely to do about it. They could vote to expel him here. But that is extremely rare and in Iowa voters can't remove him. They would have to wait two years for the next election. David mary. Thank you. The other major political bombshell tonight is on the other side of the Atlantic huge defeat for Brexit and the British Prime Minister Theresa may, so freeing a crushing blow in parliament today. She may now face a no confidence vote tomorrow, Ken, she survive. Here's ABC's Terry Moran. Now. A moment of truth for the United Kingdom. Protesters outside parliament inside a fierce debate on Prime Minister Theresa May's plan for how Britain will leave the European Union. Brexit vista speaker. This is the most significant vote that any of us will ever be part of at issue. The terms of the Brexit deal. Think of it as the divorce agreement between Britain and Europe. How businesses will trade how people will travel and so much else. The UK remains a country bitterly divided the populist movement that triumphant in the 2016 Brexit vote remains strong. And so does the opposition LA Di right-wing tour, but today the deal Theresa May negotiated with European leaders went down to a thunderous defeat in parliament the nose of the noes have it tomorrow. Theresa may. We'll face a vote of no confidential probably survive it than to need a new deal with just seventy three days now until the deck. Online hits and Britain might crash out of the European Union with no deal facing economic kale's. David. All right. Terry moran. Who's covered Brexit for some time for his Terry. Thank you. There is still much more head on world news tonight. This Tuesday the unbelievable site the toddler car seat tumbling from a moving car child strapped into a car seat. When the door opens the mother continuing to drive away. Now, realizing other drivers stopping to help the child is unbelievable. Also, there is an urgent manhunt tonight a gas station employee confronted a customer who did not pay is then run over and killed all of this over twenty two dollars and a desperate rescue attempt. Tonight child remains trapped inside a will more than three hundred feet deep. They have discovered candy partway down. We'll have the latest on the top this moment. Is it still a struggle to get that good night's sleep? Then maybe it's time to try the purple mattress. It's made out of a new material that makes it firm and soft. So it keeps everything supported while. Still feeling really comfortable. Try now with one hundred night risk-free trial along with free shipping and returns. And if you order one, you'll get a free purple pillow with the purchase of a mattress just text W N t two four seven four seven four seven the only way to get this free pillow is detects W N t two four seven four seven four seven. Message and data rates may apply when it comes to hiring. You don't have time to waste you need help getting to your shortlist of qualified candidates fast. That's why you need indeed dot com. Get started today at indeed dot com slash podcast. That's indeed dot com slash podcast next tonight, here that frightening moment in Minnesota, the toddler car seat falling out into traffic. Here's ABC's aerial Russia. If it's the hearts. Stopping dash Cam video, capturing that terrifying moment watch as this grey car comes around a curve and men Kato Minnesota. Vehicle here. Look again, the rear driver's side door swings. Open a toddler still strapped in a carseat tumbling into the middle of the road. Chad mock couldn't believe it a honked my horn several times and tried to flag down though, the person that lost the child out the back, and they just kept going the baby miraculously, okay, she wasn't out of it or anything, but just very calm very alert. Police telling ABC news the child was strapped into the car seat. But the carseat wasn't properly fastened inside the vehicle experts say, it's a common problem. One government study showing nearly seventy five percent of car seats are not used correctly. And David police are now recommending that mother face charges of reckless endangerment and an improperly installed carseat, David thank you to the index and urgent manhunt after gestation manager was killed in a hit and run on Long Island York police say he was struck by GMC Yukon. The driver allegedly leaving without paying the twenty two dollar Bill. Police hope the public will help catch the driver a former World Series MVP has been arrested now in a child sex abuse charge in Denton county, Texas, fifty two year old John wetland is accused of sexually assaulting a child under fourteen what Lind who pitched twelve seasons in the majors was MVP of the ninety six World Series. A desperate rescue effort continues in Spain tonight for a toddler trapped in a deep. Well, the two year old disappeared Sunday down the unmarked three hundred thirty foot shaft listed a foot in diameter or about a camera found a bag of candy the missing boy was carrying partly down. The will they're still trying to find him at a legend from Broadway and beyond. Carol Channing Tony award winner who starred as Dolly, of course in. Hello. Dolly for years died early this morning. She was in the movies and on TV a career spanning fifty years. She was ninety seven America strong. The mother the baby. And this moment eleven month old scarlet on her mother's lap. Scarlet lost her hearing as a baby medication damaging her inner ear at Atlanta hearing associates in Milledgeville, Georgia. She's about to try hearing aids for the first time her big sister right there in the room with her about to say, Hello. Crazy. These. Left joy for mom with her hand to her heart. It's her say Hello. A kiss from mom. Scarlet can hear her too. Overcome in the family, sending us this tonight. Hi, David the Benjamins here from Madison Georgia alien scarlet smiling. People just take for granted the things that they think they're supposed to automatically have. And when you don't have it. It's it's just amazing that we can do things like this. She's quite cool to raise awareness about hearing loss and grateful for baby can here again. The power of the babies left. We are grateful to I'm David I hope to see you right back here. Tomorrow. Thank you for making world news tonight with David Muir. America's most watched newscast. Are you hiring with indeed you can post a job in minutes set up screener questions than zero in on your shortlist of qualified candidates using an online dashboard get started today at indeed dot com slash podcast. That's indeed dot com slash podcast.
Full Episode: Wednesday, September 18, 2019
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You can post a job in minutes set up screener questions then zero in on your shortlist of qualified candidates using an online dashboard get started today indeed dot com slash tonight that's indeed dot com slash tonight chilling new reporting the airline worker who allegedly tried to sabotage a passenger jet set to take off from the US and the maintenance worker accused of trying to tamper with the flight moments before takeoff prosecutors now saying tonight alleged videos of Isis killings on his phone and word of a brother in Isis topical storm slamming Texas the Gulf right now up to two feet of rain possible in some places driver's car submerged dangerous winds planes upside down and the hurricane still churning the Atlantic now three and tonight several several other tropical threats Ginger Zee tracking them all president trump tonight ordering new sanctions on Iran his secretary of state now calling the massive attack oil facilities a quote after war the new warning the deadly mosquito virus triple e. linked to more deaths from Michigan to Massachusetts and the rare warning to parents in some communities to keep their children indoors at night until the first frost authorities say the little girl possibly stolen in broad daylight alighted public park police believe a man led her to a Red Vam feud with California tonight president trump telling that state it cannot set its own emission standards the governor fuming at ready to fight tonight. ABC News obtaining video authorities say drunk pilot who turns around security accused accused of throwing a bottle of vodka out in the bathroom before boarding the flight and then stopped right before takeoff this is ABC news tonight with David Muir visiting. It's great to have you with us here at A. Wednesday night. We have a lot to get to and we begin tonight with chilling new reporting here the maintenance worker accused of trying to sabotage Asia passenger jet right before takeoff in Miami and tonight prosecutors now say that worker had videos of Isis killings on his phone that new evidence presented at a hearing just us today involving the American Airlines worker at the Miami Airport. The man reportedly said he disabled a sensor on the plane because he wanted more overtime that it was a labor dispute but now prosecutors on those isis videos and some evidence they say indicating his brother might have worked with Isis. Here's ABC's Chief Justice correspondent Pierre Thomas Leading US off tonight that American Airlines mechanic accused of sabotaging a passenger jet held without bond after Judge told him you may be sympathetic to terrorists sixty year old Abdulmajid Alani a longtime employee was arrested at Miami International Airport two weeks ago accused served disabling a critical part of the navigation system of a seven thirty seven jet carrying one hundred and fifty people his alleged sabotage con just in time and the plane never took off authorities say Alani quickly confessed but insisted. He wasn't trying to hurt anyone. He claimed he was just trying to get overtime pay by creating a maintenance problem but the FBI clearly did not buy it. They searched his phone and say they discovered isis videos depicting graphic murders and they zeh American Airlines employee told them among these brother was in Isis and the mechanic had visited him in Iraq even the accusation that somebody that the flying in public trust they put their family on airplanes the accusation that he may have done something to put the airplane in jeopardy breaks that bond of trust with the flying public authorities say Alani had also received an article about airplane crashes involving the very sister he had sought to disabled and he allegedly shared a message asking a law law to take action against the kaffirs or non-believers so let's get right to Pierre. Thomas live in Washington. NPR This man had worked in the airline industry for decades but tonight he could soon be facing terrorism charges. David his attorneys emphasized that Alana had no intention of bringing down the plane but the FBI is clearly investigating Kalani was actually supporting isis regardless he faces up to twenty years in prison if convicted of tampering with that plane David Pierre Thomas leading us off tonight Pierre Thank q now that major storm slamming into US Texas getting this and much of the Gulf dangerous winds and up to two feet of rain possible in some places by the time this is done rain in seventy mile an hour winds battering this airport in Baton Rouge tossing planes flipping them upside down and blinding rain causing a hazard for drivers comedian. I tend these images which is near Houston tonight the region bracing for flash flooding into this evening with more than a half of rain still on the way. ABC's Clayton Sandell in Galveston Imelda tonight is a slow moving super soaker no longer a tropical storm but still dumping heavy rain in southeast Texas snarling the commute some kind of a collision here on the side of the road more than half a foot of rain in neighborhoods near Houston's Hobby airport and in the barrier islands near Freeport optus seventeen inches in galveston neighbors pitched in to help stranded drivers. This looks like a river the house where Hank in Brittany Hauling said live is now an island island bucket super super hard rain in Louisiana twins whipping through Baton Rouge flipping several small all planes and David. You can see behind me here. This water has shut down a number of streets here in Galveston and this part of Texas is expecting another ten inches of rain by the end of the week David Real mess clean thank you. We're not only following that storm but there is a hurricane right off the east coast and now other tropical threats in the pipeline. We are not into clear yet so so let's get right to chief meteorologist. Ginger Zee tonight tracking it all again for us. Hey Ginger David. All you have to do is look at that satellite image. There are five areas of interest interest in the Atlantic alone. Jerry Umberto a couple of areas of interest ten and thirty percent both but tropical depression Imelda what's left of it is what we start with. What Clayton's been talking talking about. I'm talking fifteen to twenty one inches from Sargent Texas to Freeport. look at those bands. They've had three inch per hour rainfall rates. Now those flash flood watches extent Shreveport Louisiana. You could see six to ten inches on top of what you've already had in the next twenty four hours then we go to Berto just got a report in Bermuda had a one hundred mph gusts and we're watching Jerry because that'll be out of Bermuda's hair by tomorrow but Jerry headed looks like toward islands but it looks like it's going to stay away. Most of the computer models curve away in the United States. All that would mean some high surf going into early next week but you know we will be watching David alright ginger. Thank you next tonight president trump announcing new sanctions on Iran after that massive attack on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia the US and Saudi Arabia continue to point the finger at Iran and tonight secretary of State and Mike Pompeo calling it an act of war so what happens next here's ABC's senior White House correspondent Cecilia Vega now with tensions rising after that attack on key Saudi oil facilities today the president trump announced he was slapping new stiff sanctions on Iran but stopped short of a military response whether you time to do some dastardly things. It's very easy to start and we'll see what happens today. Secretary of State and Mike Pompeo laid the blame squarely on Tehran calling it inactive war that there were no Americans killed in this attack but anytime you have an active war of this nature there's always i the iranian-backed who the rebels in Yemen have claimed responsibility but today the Saudi military released new evidence that they say points to Iran on charred remnants of drones and missile and this surveillance video showing the missiles coming from the direction of Iran. One of the president's staunchest allies senator Lindsey Zi Graham says the administration needs to act swiftly. They're testing us. They're testing the region and I think if we don't act decisively now the worst is yet to come but president trump has wavered first threatening that the United States is locked and loaded then taking a softer tone war with anybody. I'm somebody they would like not to have world today. He stood with his fourth national security adviser former top State Department hostage negotiator Robert O'Brien. The president declaring nothing is is off the table over many options. There's the ultimate option and their options a lot less than that and we'll see we're in a very powerful position. They say the ultimate option meeting go in more Iran today adamantly denying involvement and warning that any US retaliation would be met with a rapid and crushing response all right so let's get right to Cecilia Vega live at the White House tonight into Celia Iran's president as you know scheduled to be New York on Monday for the UN General General Assembly but tonight. Iran saying that the State Department still has not approved his visa and we we know president trump was asked about the visa the day for Iran's President Ronnie he was David. He said if it was up to him he would let the Iranians come to be clear. It is up to president trump as for whether the president and President Ronnie will meet when they're in New York potentially face to face next next week. The president said he hasn't ruled out today. David the Iranian said there will be no talks. You'll be following it all Celia. Thank you we turn to the alarming new warning tonight for parents errands with the death toll now rising from dangerous mosquito borne illness known as triple e. We have been covering it here and two more deaths now reported in Michigan five and all from Michigan into Massachusetts and Al Parents in some communities are being told to keep their children inside at Dusk until the first frost here's. ABC's Alex Perez Tonight Alright a rare but dangerous mosquito borne illness claiming to more lives in Michigan. The worst outbreak of eastern equine elitest in a decade eighteen cases is across five states killing at least five including sixty four year old Greg McChesney. His family says he went from healthy to brain dead in just nine days. If somebody buddy is over fifty years of age under fifteen years of age they're not only more susceptible to it but also more susceptible to getting serious infection. Some communities are are stepping up air and ground spring and urging affected areas to cancel outdoor activities especially for children around dusk until the first frost of fall nearly one third of the triple cases with brain symptoms are fatal and many survivors suffer long term neurological problems five year old. Sophia Garabedian from Sudbury Massachusetts was rushed to the hospital with brain swelling two weeks ago tonight. She slowly improving scary. It's a very serious illness as David most people exposed to the virus have a mild symptoms according to the CDC the best protection when outdoors to cover up and use insect repellent with details David Alright Alex Perez. Thank you next tonight. The child who authorities say may have been taken in broad daylight from a public park and amber alert was immediately issued for the five year old girl they'll say Alvarez was last seen with her mother and little brother buying ice cream on their way to the park and Bridgeton New Jersey police say she was lured by a man from the playground into a red van Dan with tinted windows and here's ABC's Johnson tonight the FBI joining the desperate search for a little girl possibly taken from a New Jersey Park in in broad daylight. An amber alert issued for five year old dill say Maria Elevates. New Surveillance is images showing Dole say before she disappeared Monday at a convenience store getting ice cream later at Bridgeton city park. Police say a man may have lured her from the swings things where she was playing with her little brother and drove away in a red van dose as mother was in her car just thirty yards away when the girl vanished the dozens of officers police dogs and neighbors scouring the part for clues divers even searching upon but turning up nothing and late today the family family saying they have no idea who could have taken her the anyone though if it's a family members changers the only thing we asking is for her to come back home safely tonight. Police are looking for that. Red Van with tinted windows and a sliding door on the passenger side David Johnson reporting tonight. Thank you with next this evening president trump in a new feud with California tonight telling that state it cannot set its own emission standards revoking that state's right to set its own limits. It's for cars and trucks California's governor calling it a political vendetta and he's vowing to fight back tonight. ABC's backup in from California tonight president has been trump in California picking. What could be a long legal fight with this tweet. The trump administration is revoking California's federal waiver on emissions barring California California from sitting its own auto emission standards. The president said is about making cars safer and cheaper California leader saying it's about something else. Pure politics and politics could have profound consequences not just turned the air we breathe in the state of California but will impact the rest of the the country the EPA is proposing a single national standard for tailpipe emissions injecting uncertainty into the Automotive Industry California leaders say they will challenge it in in court our message to those who claim to support states rights drunk trample on art the latest move against California part of what the governor here calls the the president's political vendetta against the state the president also hitting California's other big pressure point homelessness suggesting to reporters aboard Air Force One eat hurts. It's the prestige of the state's major cities saying we can't let Los Angeles San Francisco and numerous other cities destroy themselves by allowing what's happening sir. We spent two days embedding with. LA's fire station number nine the busiest station in the country it serves la skid row where streets and sidewalks or swallowed under homeless encampments most of their calls not fires but medical. You said that you saw that Guy James yesterday. You tended to him yesterday. In what was yesterday same thing overdose deja Vu yeah fix that match up and with US tonight from Los Angeles and Matt in addition to this move on emissions the president an and Hud secretary now rejecting California's requests for Additional Federal Funds to combat homelessness which the president has brought up on his own. That's right David and Hud Secretary Ben in Carson who toured skid row today said that federal tax payers should not have to foot the bill for California's policy mistakes policy mistakes that he said help help create this homelessness problem David. All Right Matt thank you to other news in the Federal Reserve lowering its benchmark interest rate for the second time since July and only the second time since the great recession Russian in two thousand eight cutting the rate another quarter of a percent still president trump tweeting his disapproval tonight after making it clear he want interest rates down to zero and overseas assise tonight. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has cancelled his trip to New York City for the UN General Assembly next week overnight the election there ended with no clear Victor Netanyahu's party slightly slightly behind its closest rival that means next week one party will be tapped to form a government triggering intense negotiations that Netanyahu cannot miss as he now tries to hold onto the power there is still much more ahead on world news tonight this Wednesday the video obtained by ABC news tonight. Authorities say at drunk pilot turning around at security accused of throwing a bottle of vodka walkout in the bathroom before then boarding. The flight stopped right before takeoff. We'll have more the major concern over that popular heartburn medication now growing tonight in fact back to major drugmaker now halting distribution over concerns about a possible carcinogen what you need to know and a frightening moment. A pair of soccer players struck by lightning collapsing on the field. You'll see the moment. It happens to both of them a lot more news ahead. What if you can make your work take less work you you can with Capterra compare thousands of software options read reviews and instantly narrow your favorites. You'll have more time in no time. Find the right software right now at CAPTERRA DOT com slash tonight with over one thousand reviews of products from real software users discover everything everything you need to make an informed decision. 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We see that pilots suspicious behavior Gabriel Schroeder approaching a random secondary checkpoint stopping things suddenly acting surprised according to police when asked to place his bag on a table that Delta pilot replies he isn't ready and walks away suspicious just many apple as officials asked that he be tracked and with these surveillance cameras. He's seen going downstairs and into a men's room for just thirty seconds. Police Lee say they found a bottle of vodka in a trash can Schroeder then returns to the checkpoint telling an officer he had gone to the pilot's lounge to retrieve his IPAD but Schroeder Schroeder passes through getting into the cockpit. He's in the first officer seat when he's pulled for questioning. The thirty-seven-year-old pilot initially denied discarding the vodka and said he had three drinks and a beer the night before a blood test two and a half hours after the initial questioning showed a point zero to seven but authorities say when he was is in the cockpit the pilot would have been above the limit of point four. He was charged David. ABC's David Curly Tonight David thank you to index of other news distribution bution of the popular heartburn drug. Zantac halted over a possible carcinogen. The announcement from Swiss drugmaker Novartis comes after the FDA learned of small amounts of carcinogens antigen in some branded and generic products. Novartis calls the step precautionary authorities say you should check with your doctor. Now Tool Aref suspended tonight New Jersey static officials suspending a high school wrestling referee for two years after he forced to black teenager either cut off his dreadlocks four fit the match that was last December and multiple soccer players struck by lightning during a game. You can see two players collapsing moments after that visible flash of lightning in Kingston Jamaica. A third player also hurt people running to help. The players are now covering finally tonight here. We always try to lift you with America. Strong with this boy definitely takes that to a new level. Take take a close look at Elijah perman of Greeley Colorado who turned five this month and if he looks familiar it's because he's trying to channel. Russell good after my name is Russell you see Elijah is obsessed with the movie up. We love it to his mother. Rachel photographer wanted a birthday he would always remember so she set up a photo shoot with Elijah starring in his own version him up he loves up he makes me fast forward favorite part the movie when the balloons coming out of the house and for his photo shoot just made sense to do that because it's what he's been obsessed with three years but that's not all because in the movie you'll remember the balloon salesman and his wife so in real life. Elijah's great grandparents took on the roles glasses and all when we showed Tuck my GRANDPA had gone to the thrift store and he had gotten the Brown jacket and my grandma came in green pantsuit like she'd seen and so that it was a surprise to me how much effort they put into it. Just look at the joy largest face that day. He was just so infatuated. Chew aided with all the details that my GRANDPA put into dressing up and he was so excited. I didn't have to tell them to do anything. I just bet you know Ho- GRANDPA hand and he just kept looking at him and it was just so so sweet like all of that was genuinely my son images have touched the hearts of so many I never pictured would be so touching to the world you know I had no no idea that this would reach beyond my family and friends tonight that smile those balloons and those great grandparents lifting us all up happy birthday allies and those great grandparents lifted us all up. I'm David Muir see tomorrow. Are you hiring with indeed. You can post a job in minutes set up screener questions then zero in on your shortlist of qualified candidates using an online nine dashboard get started today at indeed dot com slash tonight. That's indeed dot com slash tonight.
Full Episode: Thursday, October 22, 2020
"Tonight the final debate president trump and Joe Biden facing off in Nashville. The candidates will now stand twelve feet apart on stage and the new rule tonight muting the Mike's during their two minute answers that opening both Mike stirring open discussion Joe Biden tonight. Tang. Expects personal attacks from the president the president hoping to turn around the polls John Carlos Mary Bruce Standing by new reporting tonight. After the alarming warning about election interference, you authorities say Russia and Iran have obtained voter registration information, and that Iran used that information to send threatening messages to some voters. Tonight, state and local elections officials have been warned to patch their systems beer thomas is standing by the. In the US surge across the south, the Midwest across much of this country nearly thousand deaths in twenty four hours for the first time. Since this summer the major move tonight by the FDA Rendez severe becoming the first drug to receive full approval the images from hospitals tonight in one ICU for patients to a room covered patients flipped onto their stomachs to help them breathe. Tonight, we do set a passenger who died while on a flight medical authorities. Now say the thirty eight year old passenger died from Kovin. Evacuations tonight in Colorado, the wildfires the sky turning orange one fire exploding in size authorities going door to door. Major news tonight of the Jeffrey Epstein Case Glenn Maxwell's twenty sixteen deposition. Now made public more than four hundred pages and what Maxwell repeatedly says. And news tonight about the police officers charged in the killing of George Floyd a judge dropping one charge against officer Derek Chauvet. From ABC News World Headquarters and. This is world news tonight. With data. Good evening. It's great to have you with us here on this Thursday night and tonight the final debate, the presidential candidates facing off on the same stage for the last time with just twelve days. Now until election day at least forty, seven, million, Americans have already cast their votes. That's ninety nine percent of the total early vote four years ago, and again, we have twelve days to go in the meantime to that new warning about election interference he was say. And Iran have obtained voter registration information and that Iran has used that information to send threatening messages to voters. Tonight, state and local elections. Officials have been warned to patch their systems and here's chief justice correspondent Pierre Thomas Tonight new details about alleged covert efforts by Russia, and Iran to weaponize illegally obtained information about American voters we are not going to tolerate foreign interference in our elections or any criminal activity that threatens the sanctity of your vote sources selling ABC News that two of America's primary adversaries successfully penetrated voter registration databases at the local level along with gathering voter data from publicly available sources, we have already seen Iran sending spoofed emails. Designed to intimidate voters incite social unrest while authorities see Russia as a greater threat intelligence officials pointed those missing emails allegedly sent from Iran to Democratic voters in Florida this week under the name. Proud boys one saying you're currently registered as a Democrat. You will vote for trump on election day a we will come after you. It was scary and knowing that they're using this information and blasting out to intimidate people is. Not. Comforting. Some of the boys which critics describe as a racist organization have openly supported president trump's reelection. At the first debate, the president failed to forcefully denounce them. Stand back and stand by bipartisan alarm about the attacks they want destroy our democracy but director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe accused of playing politics when he failed to make any reference to the threats against. Voters only portraying president trump as a victim of an Iranian smear campaign. Statements coming. From the intelligence community at. So, let's get the Pierre Thomas. He's with us live from Washington tonight, and here we got two questions for you. Tonight. I. Federal Authorities. As you reported, there have reached out to local agencies encouraging patch any holes in their system, and this question if adversaries were able to get in I, know authorities are now trying to reassure Americans that their votes will be safe. Yes. David Federal authorities reached out to state officials, warning them to be on alert. But all my sources are saying none of this should affect your ability to vote. There's no evidence bad. Guys can impact the systems that record your vote. David. Pierre Thomas, we know you'll stay on this here. Thank you and with early voting underway across the country and with so much concern. Over how to vote safely during this pandemic again, our partners at five thirty eight to put together an easy to use state by state guide on voting both in person and by mail go to ABC News Dot Com Slash W. N. T. Vote Twenty, twenty meantime the Corona virus of course will be a major issue on that debate stage tonight with cases, hospitalizations, and deaths. Across the country surging across the south, the Mid West and elsewhere, nearly a thousand Americans passing away from Covid in just twenty four hours tonight, the FDA has approved the first drug to treat cove in one thousand, nine hospitalizations rising in forty states six now hitting record highs, the billings Clinic Hospital in Montana, doubling up patients and converting offices into covert rooms patients on ventilators at the crowded El Paso Hospital. Tonight, we remember more than two hundred, twenty, two, thousand lives have been lost, and also that news from the FDA about Rendez severe that treatment for the virus doctors have been using experimentally tonight, the FDA has now fully approved the drug. Here's our chief national correspondent Matt Guffman. Tonight I'll pass whose biggest hospital slammed their four to a room in the ICU Kobe patients flipped on their stomachs to help them breathe new daily cases spiking about four hundred and fifty percent since October first the mayor pleading with residents we need your health, stop the spread. Please stay home. When possible the state sending in over seven hundred medical staff by the weekend, five ambulances and even hospital beds, Kobe lending heart in the heartland beds filling in Michigan and this er doctor worries it's about to get worse. I have great fears that we're just saying the tip of the iceberg nearly a thousand deaths across the country tonight, the deadliest in three weeks Montana also notching a record number of cases. The E. R. at the billings clinic is the busiest in the state. What does it mean when you have ten or a dozen people waiting for a room? It just puts additional stress on staff and somehow manager Brad von Bergen found rooms for all of them but his daily battle against the virus is deeply personal in July his sister, his stepfather, and then his mother became infected three weeks later she passed away she she was brought into the hospital admitted as a family we decided to. To bring it home. and. Across the country officials say covert is being spread by young. It's crowded in bars like this. In billings we showed Brad the video what do you make of that? Nobody's mask? There's no social distancing. Yeah. I it it. It worries me because. What I see, there are ten patients. I see people that go to their families and their parents and and they pass it on. The pictures from across the country tonight Matt up and back with us at the FDA today approving the Drug Rim Desa Veer as the first official treatment for covid nineteen. It's basically the gold seal of approval. David it means that the agency recognizes that REMM is relatively safe to use and that it's effective in shortening the duration of the virus and that means it can free up more budget slammed hospitals like the one behind me. David Reminder, we're heading into the colder season with that snow falling on your there in Montana Matt thank you now evacuations tonight, the wildfire emergency. In the West red flag warnings across six states. Tonight, one fire in Colorado, exploding in size overnight authorities are now going door to door strong winds fueling the flames more homes are threatened tonight, ABC's Clayton Sandell. Now, from Colorado, tonight Colorado is burning the east troublesome fire exploding overnight west of Denver growing six times in size to one hundred and twenty-five thousand acres got claiming jump off the top of the you know three or four, hundred foot under a dark orange midday sky they started evacuating the town of estes park the entire town of Grand Lake, forced to flee overnight. Sheriff's deputies racing door to door. It's pretty scary. everybody all my friends we got out. We call each other. The fire is burning six thousand acres. Our we plan for the worst. This is the worst of the worst. The worst it's now the fourth largest fire in Colorado. History already forcing the closure of all of Rocky Mountain National Park. Less than twelve miles away, the cameron peak fire also burning, it's the largest in state history. The cal would fire also forcing families to make dramatic escapes seven fires. Now, scorching the state burning more than three, hundred, seventy, five, thousand acres and David Right. Now it is the win that is pushing these flames. You can see right here below me a whole that is just on the edge of the fire here they don't even know how many homes they have lost in this fire the flames are moving so fast they simply can't contain this fire right now they're just trying to get people evacuated and save lives David thinking about so many people there in Colorado heading into the night. Clayton thank you. The news continues and to the Jeffrey Epstein case tonight that key deposition from Glenn Maxwell now accused of enabling Epstein, it's now been made public four hundred page transcript and what she repeated repeatedly claims here's ABC's Adrian Bankers Tonight, a just released deposition transcripts gives a glimpse into what Gillan Maxwell said under oath in 2016 repeatedly denying any knowledge or participation and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein's alleged sexual abuse of girls in a contentious deposition made public today under court order Maxwell testifies I never saw any inappropriate underage activities with Jeffrey. and. Also claiming at the time I was present the people that gave Jeffrey. Miniature women who gave Jeffrey massages were adults over the age of eighteen. The redacted transcripts stems from two thousand fifteen defamation case brought by Virginia defray who accused Maxwell, and Epstein in court filings of directing her to have sex with prominent men including Prince Andrew when she was a minor in the deposition. Maxwell repeatedly claims Jofre is lying about her calling jofre and exaggerate or a fantasist, and absolutely true terrible person Maxwell also claims not to remember this photograph purporting to show Jofre Prince Andrew and herself. The prince whose name is redacted in the transcripts has denied you phrase allegations Epstein died by suicide in jail while awaiting trial on charges of sex trafficking and conspiracy in New York. And Maxwell is being held on charges of perjury and helping recruit those young girls for Epstein. In this Brooklyn jail her lawyers had sought her release on five million dollars bond but were denied David Adrian Banker Tonight Adrian. Thank you. A Minnesota judge tonight has upheld eight nine charges against the former police officers in the George fully case Derek show seen with his neon Floyd's next still facing second degree, unintentional murder and manslaughter charges bill. was dropped. The other three officers had all charges upheld each facing aiding and abetting murder manslaughter trial for all four is set for March. Right now, small businesses have to be more efficient than ever, and that means higher is critical indeed is here to help indeed, Dot com is the number one job site in the world because they get you the best people fast you only pay for what you need can pause your at accounted anytime, and there are no long term contracts right now indeed is offering our listeners a free seventy, five dollars credit to boost the visibility of your job post at indeed dot com slash David m indeed dot com slash David m terms and conditions apply offer valid through December thirty first. News tonight about the mid air death of a passenger on Spirit Airlines. Medical officials are now revealing that the thirty eight year old woman became unconscious and died from covid nineteen while flying from Las Vegas to Dallas this was over the summer. The flight had been diverted albuquerque at the time airport officials didn't know she was infected now they're saying it was covid nineteen. There's no word on how many people on board may have been exposed to the virus. We are tracking that early winter blast across seven states tonight from Montana Michigan heavy snow moving in at dangerous commute home for drivers in the Minneapolis area and north of the twin cities up to six inches of snow expected some areas and brutal cold right behind it. Finally, tonight here, the running man he America strong. Tonight fifty nine year old Dan editor for Dexter. Michigan is automation stretching lacing up his shoes, Dana's training to run for marathons and twenty four hours this weekend. The first words out of their mouth is you must be crazy Dan is a cancer survivor and completed his first marathon last year he also fosters dogs with his wife. Janet. This year with fundraisers canceled because of the pandemic Dan got the idea to run four marathons about one hundred, five miles in twenty four hours his goal to raise fifty thousand dollars. For local nonprofits, bark nation and wagging tails, dog rescue both of them are completely volunteer base. So every dollar that gets donated will ultimately go to support the dogs the teams they're grateful. We are one hundred percent funded off of the generosity of people like you who are touched by your story, all the dogs that come into our organization go directly to the homes of our authors. You could follow Dan's progress on his website Waggin Bark race right here tonight I said Dan telling us he's ready I. Know it's crazy. CLEO thinks it's crazy to. But you know what? 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Full Episode: Monday, September 30, 2019
"Are you hiring with indeed. You can post a job in minutes set up screener questions. Then zero in on your shortlist of qualified candidates using an online dashboard get started today. Indeed dot com slash tonight. That's indeed dot com slash tonight tonight. Fast moving developments. The President says he is now trying to find out the identity of the whistle blower saying I deserved to meet my accuser. It comes amid increasing concern over the whistle blower security tonight the breaking headline involving involving the president's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani. What's now happened the other major news this Monday night. The Dallas officer charged with murder after shooting and killing her neighbors neighbor. She says she thought it was her apartment. The jury tonight deliberating at this hour at what the judge has now told jurors that major winter storm several feet of snow snow that system now tracking Easter night the state of emergency declared at Ginger Zee here the jet engine scared mid air the engines metal casing torn away eight passengers watching in horror and the other headline that deadly plane crash and the rescue efforts white after the surveillance tonight the bus driver allegedly drunk behind the wheel students screaming now video and you'll hear the boys called nine one one deputy being honored suddenly confronted in front of the entire room when Commissioner Jenner asks do you remember in the falsely arresting meet four years ago road witnesses done hidden camera into hotel tonight disband under arrest by the FBI what was he allegedly picking up for China and confusion and concern tonight over Zantac this evening why have walgreens rite aid and CVs pulled Zantac off the shelves the fears over a possible carcinogen and what you need to know this is ABC news tonight with David Muir good evening. It's great to have you with us here. As we start another week and we begin tonight with fast moving developments in the impeachment inquiry all triggered by that phone call between president trump and the president of Ukraine I mean with hundreds of millions in US military aid being held president trump saying I would like you to do us a favor tonight. President Trump says they're working on learning who this whistle blower is that he has a right to know his accuser. It is prompting security concerns for that person who's attorney now says the president's own words are putting the whistle blower endanger congressional. Democrats this could meet with that whistleblower very soon and late today. We also learned the president's personal attorney. Rudy Giuliani has now been subpoenaed his trips to Ukraine. His meetings meetings came before that phone call drawing increasing scrutiny tonight. ABC Senior White House correspondent Cecilia Vega leading US off in the Oval Office Chris Today. President Trump said his administration is working to learn the identity of the whistle blower who claims led to that impeachment inquiry. Mr President do now know who the whistle blowers birther. Try to find out about a whistle whistle blower reports things that were incorrect tonight the whistle blowers lawyer responding thank saying his client is entitled to anonymity adding the individual is not to be retaliated against doing so is a violation of federal law but the president it is ramping up his attacks more than eighty tweets this weekend alone including this one the president saying like every American. I deserve to meet my accuser. The whistle blowers lawyer says he has serious concerns about his client's personal safety. Writing certain individuals have issued a fifty thousand dollar bounty for any the information about his identity the lawyer mentioning the president's own caught on camera message to diplomats last week Smart House Democrats leading that impeachment inquiry say they now have a tentative native deal to meet with the whistleblower and today they issued a subpoena for the president's personal attorney. Rudy Giuliani mentioned more than thirty times in the complaint accused of pressuring assuring the Ukrainians to investigate the president's political rivals but Giuliani sending mixed messages about whether he'll comply. I wouldn't cooperate with Adam Schiff so that's your answer. You're you're not gonNA club. I didn't say that we will consider it. You said you wouldn't do it. I will not cooperate with that said I will consider it. I have to be guided by my client Franklin today. Hey in an inflammatory tweet. The president quoted as supporter who said impeaching and removing him from office will cause a civil war like fracture in this nation from which our country will never ever heal it prompted a rare rebuke from fellow Republican Congressman Adam Kin Zinger fired back saying I have visited nations ravaged by civil war. I have never imagined such a quote to be repeated by President. This is beyond repugnant. Cecilia Vega live at the White House tonight as a Celia several developing headlines The New York Times Samsonite now reporting about a new phone call between president trump and another foreign leader as you know according to the Times tonight the president recently asked the Prime Minister of Australia to help attorney general bill bar investigate. The origins of the muller pro that story is developing and you know society. The question merging is was the access to transcript of that call restricted as well and in the meantime. You've also so learned the attorney. General William Bar is just back from Italy tonight. What was he doing there. David busy evening here a sources telling artesunate bill bar went to Italy last week to meet with senior intelligence officials there as part of the Justice Department investigate investigation into the origins of the Russia probe look nearly three years after this election. This is something president trump is it's still fixated on but David Democrats are likely to be enraged by this. They will see this as an example of president trump using his office to advance his personal political gain Cecilia the leading us off and on Monday night. Thank you next this evening. The fate of a former Dallas police officer who shot and killed her neighbor in his own apartment is now in the hands of the jury at this hour our the judge has now told the jurors here's. ABC's Marcus more from Dallas tonight prosecutors pleading for justice. This is not one of those things where you could just say walks too bad for you but the defense begging for mercy she has to make that split second decision and this time it ended in but it's the words of the thirty one year old former Dallas police officer herself during the seven-day trial that may weigh most heavily jurors. He Keep Myself Amber Geiger plane. She mistakenly walked into both in John's apartment last year. Thinking it was hers was dramatic body camera capturing the moments after she shot him. He claims she feared for her life a yoga. Let me see your hands their hands but prosecutors citing neighbors who say they never heard verbal commands way. Tell you why I today prosecutors reasserting that Geiger was distracted that night sending racy messages to reformer partner who was married and then she missed missed obvious signs that she was on the wrong floor. He is sitting on his couch eating ice cream the defense highlighting dozens of other instances where residents made eight similar mistakes there are no winners a wonderful human being lost his life and Marcus Morris been on this case from the start he joins us live and marcus the judge saying the jury can now consider the castle doctrine which as I understand it is similar to the stand your ground defense as they make their decision. It is David the castle doctrine doctrine is basically a self defense protection for someone inside their home and prosecutors have argued. How can an intruder use that law to justify shooting a homeowner homeowner. The jury is expected to continue deliberations in the morning David Aric Marcus. Thank you next tonight that major winter storm now moving east after dumping up to four feet of snow in the mountains of the West the governor of Montana declaring a winter storm emergency that storm now touring flood threats in the Midwest as record heat moves up the East Coast chief meteorologist sooners he of course tracking it all for us tonight. Ginger David from Appleton Wisconsin to Huntsville Alabama record highs were broken today and we're gonNA GONNA see several others look at the flash flood watches though that is the imminent threat from Wisconsin back to eastern New Mexico where tomorrow morning the skies will start opening up you could see two to four inches fall very quickly there and some of the burn scars the concern but Iowa Wisconsin by tomorrow night you get up to a half foot locally now that cold front also acts as the a dividing line between winter and summer thirty eight the high temperature tomorrow and billings Montana Ninety seven for national that same heat settles in here on Wednesday October work second. It'll be ninety three degrees for Philadelphia David incredible ginger. Thank you we're. GonNa turn next year to the mid air emergency involving the casing on an engine on a united flight from Denver Denver to Orlando passengers seeing a piece of that engine the panel there peeling back all of it very alarming. Obviously the pilot was forced to turn back to Denver. ABC's David Curly it covers aviation a frightening scene out the passenger window of this united seven three seven eight hundred when I heard the their pop bang of the engine knew something was not right flapping in the wind tens of thousands of feet in the air. It was the engine cover that had come loose use emergency for the pilots back to Denver's relatively speaking picking emergencies panel has become detached from the airplane every have about six hours of fuel one hundred sixty four just thirty minutes into the flight. The Orlando bound jet turns around passengers hearing the noise and feeling feeling the vibration from that flapping cover is highlight really took some pretty road decisive action made a big decision but turning around really quickly on the ground a clear view for all the passengers. The internal engine exposed that cover mangled experts say the cover doesn't affect the operation of the engine still not something a pasture wants to see out the window definitely not David curly with us. Now we know everyone's safe on that flight but another safety issue making news tonight. Boeing now warning of a cracking problem as they say on some of its next generation seven thirty seven aircraft David Yeah those next-gen that fleet is still flying right right now David in three of the aircraft that are about ten years old kind of old. They found cracking in a critical area. It's where the wings attached to the fuselage USA Lodge. They're concerned about those cracks. They shouldn't be there so the. FAA is asking that three hundred other aircraft of about the same age and usage also be checked for these cracks ax. They want to find out if this is a widespread safety issue David all right. We know you'll stay on it for us. David curly thank you this evening. The manhunt for four inmates to escape from county jail in in Ohio is now over the four overpowered their guards early Sunday morning and got away in a waiting car. Three of them were caught late last night. At North Carolina hotel hundreds of miles sway the fourth was captured nearby Durham today next that newly released surveillance video of a frightening bus ride home from school the video showing the driver yelling the children's screaming about the way she was driving. They believe she was drunk and one boy calling nine one one. Here's ABC's Qena Whitworth tonight. The bus driver heard in this newly released surveillance video. He's out of a job. Children on this bus say it was a terrifying ride home. Police say longview Washington school bus driver. Katherine Macaroni was drunk behind the wheel and a forty eight year old macaroni was yelling incoherently on and off even before she picked up children one of the scared students on board calling nine one one after getting off the bus though bus driver. Catherine she was drunk she passed three red lights police tracking down charging her with Dui and reckless endangerment. David macaroni pleaded not guilty to the DUI charge until police she takes both sleep anxiety medication and she says she did not run those red lights. She has since consigned from her job. David Keanu tonight. Thank you next this evening and unexpected confrontation during an award ceremony honoring a sheriff's Deputy in Florida a city official commissioner saying that deputy when he came to the front of the room. Do you remember falsely arresting me for years ago. Here's ABC's Victory Kendall this South Florida Lord Awards ceremony. Honoring deputies of the month quickly turned into a berating. That's gone viral Joshua Galarneau my line you come down for a second Tamarack City Commissioner in her Mike Gallon cold deputy Josh Gerardo over and levels of public surprise over a fire confrontation could to see you again. You probably don't remember me but you're the police officer who falsely awfully arrested me for years ago. In Two Thousand Fifteen Gallon said he was recording on his cell phone as officers tried to break up a fight between homeless men in his report Kyodo. Go said gallon repeatedly ignored commands to from the crime scene deputy took him into custody for resisting arrest without violence gallons at the state attorney reviewed the cell phone video. They dropped the charges bat. Police officer and you don't deserve to be here. A stolen deputy Gagliardi appears to smile then give a thumbs up before leading the the mayor said she was completely shocked. Deputies Association called the Commissioner's actions outrageous but gallon says he's just doesn't want anyone else to go through what he went through or worse. I David Victory Kendall reporting from Florida next tonight the FBI arrest and the hidden camera in a hotel room the US citizen now under arrest and what the FBI says he was there to get and to send back to China ABC's Chief Justice correspondent Pierre Thomas with the FBI video from that room. You're watching a covert counterintelligence operation ration- targeting China. FBI undercover cameras secretly recording in this Georgia hotel room the FBI claims would pong a naturalized US citizen. Listen has come to this hotel to pick up classified information to send back to China spy agency the Ministry of state security would pong doesn't know according the FBI is that he's been set up by a double agent working for the US government watch closely the FBI says Pong taping a white envelope containing a twenty thousand dollar pay off and the top drawer of that TV stains the double agent would remove we retrieved he retrieved the cash and to the same place where the money has left pong later returns to pick up the car containing classified information authorities say for for delivery to Beijing Ponza leads cover working as a tour guide and sightseeing operator in San Francisco. He's doing court on Wednesday charged with acting thing is a foreign agent he could face up to ten years in prison. David Pierre Thomas with us tonight as well thank you Pierre in next to Somalia and be attack on a US military target the terror group Al Shabaab claiming responsibility tonight for two attacks one of those attacks on a US training site involving car bombs in a gun battle. US Air strikes than taking out ten militants but officials say there were no casualties. The militants also targeting a convoy of Italian peacekeepers with a suicide attack. Those peacekeepers also survived here at home home tonight. Republican Congressman Chris Collins from New York stepping down ahead of an expected guilty plea in an insider trading case tomorrow collins is accused of sharing information inside information mation in fact from a biotech company that he served as a board member for and then selling his own stock before tanked Collins won reelection despite the scandal calling initial reports of insider cider trading fake news there is much more ahead on world news tonight this Monday the deadly plane crash the rescue efforts right after the plane going down in the woods erupting into flames and then you can see the deputies on foot rushing to the scene at the burning wreckage trying to save the passengers there's also news tonight about the police officer shot and killed here in New York City the officers officer struggling with an armed suspect authorities today revealed and might have been friendly fire after several officers opened fire and tonight the confusion and new concern over ZANTAC ZANTAC WHY of Walgreen's rite aid and CVS polled Zantac off the shelves the fears over a possible carcinogen and what did he do know a lot more news ahead here tonight stated what if you can make your work take less work you can with capterra compare. 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Here's ABC's Adrian banker tonight three major retailers are taking the dramatic step removing the Popular Heartburn Medication Zantac from store shelves right a joint CVS and walgreens pulling the drug and its generic versions this after an earlier. FDA alert reported that low low levels of Indian a potentially cancer causing substance were allegedly found in the medication the FDA announced a voluntary recall CVs says they removed Zantac out of an abundance of caution tonight Zantac Manufacturers so no fee says we're working closely with the FDA and are conducting our own robust investigation Gatien adding they have not halted sales and that the possible carcinogen detected in preliminary test barely exceeds amounts found in common food the makers of the generic Eric Drugs also say they're cooperating and the FDA says it's still investigating whether low levels of India may pose any real risk to patients but the advise patients who wish wish to stop using Zantac or its generic versions talk with your doctor about other alternatives and customers who purchased the drugs from rite aid cvs or Walgreens David can can receive a full refund but as you check with your doctor all right thanks Adrian to the index of other news and we're learning more tonight about the police officer shot and killed here in New York the NYPD revealing officer Brian Mulqueen shot twice by friendly fire while struggling with the suspect several officers firing their weapons suspect was also shot and killed officers saluting saluting as an ambulance carried officer McCain's body to the funeral home. Today newly released images tonight of a deadly plane crash into land. Florida three people were killed when the plane went down in the woods deputies deputies and others rushing to the burning crash scene witnesses report seeing plane spiraling the FAA NTSB are investigating the game changing decision for college athletes in California -fornia governor Gavin Newsom with the Brawn James on the HBO show uninterrupted signing the fair pay to play act into law allowing college athletes to earn money from endorsement deals and the use of their the names that puts the state on a collision course with the NC Double A. which bars players accepting any compensation and passing note tonight legendary Opera Great Jessye Norman has has died. She was the winner of four Grammy Awards and the National Medal of arts of trailblazing performer taking the stage in major opera houses around the world. She was seventy four funding. Finally the homecoming couple America strong David Cowan and CERISE Garcia are high school sweethearts the ice cream dates watching the games and the stands and when it was time for homecoming jitters the anxiety the pressure every high schooler fields David walking to reese in the middle of one of her cheers was game night. There was a lot at stake games. Sign then then you come with me to homecoming. She says yes he kneels down and kiss. It didn't matter who won the game because David and cerise just one everyone's parts cerise holding that sign fine. Will you be my sunshine to homecoming. The mobile online now viewed nearly four million times at this weekend to dress the Bowtie two corsage. 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"Are you hiring with indeed. You can post a job in minutes set up screener questions. Then zero in on your shortlist of qualified candidates using an online dashboard get started today. INDEED DOT COM slash A._B._C. That's indeed dot com slash A._B._C. This week with George Stephanopoulos starts right now massacre for in America to mass shootings just hours apart running at least twenty killed and twenty six wounded in an attack on the Hispanic community community of El Paso he starts pop pop pop pop breaking overnight another mass shooting this one in Dayton Ohio. We'll have the latest on both both attacks Congresswoman Veronica Escobar Bell Paso joins US along with two Texans running for president. This is not normal. It is not acceptable. We cannot just move on from this. O'Rourke and Julia on Castro join us from their home state. What motivated the shooter's who were their targets can a nation so divided divided find a way to stop the senseless shocking violence and what will the president do in the wake of these mass shootings on his watch will take these questions questions to acting. White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney here in a Sunday exclusive from A._B._C. News. It's this week he's now chief. White House correspondent Jonathan Karl Good Morning and welcome to this week. It's difficult to find the words to describe this moment. In in time I could rattle off sickening statistics about gun violence in America of the last five years we have endured five of the ten deadliest mass shootings in in modern American history. I list the cities and towns now synonymous with tragedy. We've heard all of that before after newtown in Sutherland Springs and and Parkland Charleston Orlando in Pittsburgh after Aurora Virginia Tech and Columbine Pearl and Paducah the condemnation the calls is to action the thoughts and prayers and the horror coming again. This is a uniquely American problem. Words don't do justice to the pain and the fear and the anger and the frustration these attacks 'cause we don't know what to say to make sense of what happened or to get us closer to a solution so we will start art with what we do know the facts on the ground at this hour over the past twenty four hours to more American cities were added to that terrible list overnight title nine human beings were shot and killed in Dayton Ohio more than it does in hospitalized the shooter there died at the scene. That horror came less less than twelve hours after Walmart in El. Paso was turned into a warzone. A lone gunman stormed the crowded store killing twenty people wounding more than two dozen others. That shooter was taken into custody. We'll know soon whether authorities will call this shooting a hate crime but this much is already perfectly clear. This was an attack on the Hispanic community. This Walmart is popular Mexican immigrants and Mexican citizens across the border to do. They're shopping in fact on a clear day. You can see into Mexico from the parking lot. I'm joined by A._B._C.'s chief justice correspondent Pierre Thomas here in the studio but I want to begin with Marcus Moore who is on the scene by that Walmart Good Morning Markus John Good morning it is striking when you look at the parking lot in the distance. Sousse behind me that Walmart parking lot full of cars and this scene really is almost just as it was on Saturday morning when police say a twenty one year old Patrick Trich cruces opened fire on innocent people we know this morning but there were between two thousand and three thousand people inside the store at the time and the first reports of the shooting came in at about ten thirty nine on Saturday morning and police say the suspect walks up to the front of the store and continued aiming that that gun at people and continuing to shoot this massacre went on for a whole six minutes before police arrived on the scene and we know this morning that at least twenty eight people were killed and twenty six others were hurt. A crusius was taken into custody without incident and allegedly told police that he wanted to kill as many Mexicans Americans as possible. That's according to law enforcement officials speaking with A._B._C. News and we know that this morning investigators are looking at whether an online posting that the police police chief here in El Paso has described as a manifesto is connected <hes> the suspect is from Allen Texas which is about a ten hour drive from El Paso six hundred Richard Miles and one of the critical questions John this morning is what is the suspect's connection with El Paso and more importantly this morning what would cause to allegedly opened fire on dozens of innocent people here in El Paso just horrific and happening as that Walmart was packed with back to school. Shoppers Offers Marcus. Thank you peer. What is the what are you know about the F._B._I. Investigation aren't they ready to call this a hate crime Johnson right now. They're in the process of dissecting this man's life. They're trying to get any computers tablets cell phones to look through his social media accounts. They're increasingly confident that this <hes> document document that was posted on social media in the hours before the shooting is tied to the suspect in that document he expresses great hatred toward immigrants and we're being told whole bar sources that when he was captured by police he told them he wanted to kill quote as many Mexicans as he could doesn't sound much more to call it a hate crime exactly exactly so so tell me bring me up to speed on on on what we know about the shooter shooting and Dayton just another horrific scenario <hes> just after one A._M. A lone gunman walks folks into the entertainment district which is full of bars and clubs people out having a good time. He starts shooting kills nine. People Jonathan and we're also being told that he came ain't prepared to kill. He was wearing body armor any indication yet that that he was in any way responding to what happened in El Paso are we don't know just yet what the cause what the motivation. Vatian was is in the early hours of this investigation but I can tell you. Law Enforcement has been concerned. These types of incidents can cause copycats body armor alright Pierre. Thank you we're GONNA be back with you shortly more joining us now mayor Nan Whaley of Dayton Mayor Walia. I'm so sorry to be talking to you under these circumstances. What what can you tell us about the victims well <hes> we're not seeing any of the names of the victims <hes> at at this time <hes> we she had <hes> <hes> ten fatalities including the shooter and twenty six people sent to Multiple Hospital <hes> what I'm most amazed by is that <hes> from the time the shooting happened in under a minute the police department had the situation under control and what's scary sorry about that is if they were not there the hundreds of loss of lives that we would have had an Oregon district. This is a safe area of the city where thousands of he pulled come every evening to enjoy with friends and young people it's one of the most diverse parts of Dayton <hes> and <hes> we have to start asking the question of why Vatan Two hundred fiftieth mass shooting this year in our country trey in this. This attack happened after one A._M. We we've seen the reports that the shooter was wearing body armor. Do you have any indication what could have motivated this. We do not know at this time anything more on the shooter. WHO WERE WE GO? We know we have we haven't released the name of the shooter at the time nine. We'll be doing that more information. As the day goes on right. Now I ask for <hes> folks that are watching this is to <hes> thoughtful of the people in the city of Dayton. He woke up this morning and lost a loved one and if you've been in touch with federal authorities police department has been in touch with the F._B._i. Right of Dayton thank you for joining us turning back to the massacre in El Paso. I'm joined now by Congressman Veronica Escobar whose district includes that Walmart congresswoman condolences to the entire El Paso community. Thank you for joining US thank you. We know that what twenty people were killed in this horror but also more than two dozen wounded. What more can you tell us about about those victims victims uh-huh John Range in age from two years old to senior citizens in fact the the two year olds who survived end is is is recovering is recovering from broken bones because his mother <hes> a young mother twenty five year old mother <hes> who was shot multiple times and killed used her body to shield him and save his life so the survivors include that two year old and <hes> many people are still fighting waiting for their lives <hes> and I'm so grateful not just to the first responders but to those surgeons those nurses all the staff and the hospitals who've been working tirelessly to to keep our our families and friends alive authorities are investigating. We're we're told this as as a as a possible hate crime. It sure looks like that's what it is war. Can you tell us about the investigation what we know about the killer well we know that he is twenty one years old and that he came from outside outside of El Paso to do us harm. You know this L. John El Paso's a very safe community. We've been one of the safest communities in the nation for decades. We we are a warm loving compassionate binational community. We love celebrate and embrace our diversity our location on the U._S. Mexico border and this individual came not from within the community but outside of it <hes> and so I I feel it's important to make sure that the investigation go on <hes> without my without me commenting on it or or making certain assumptions but I will tell you in this country. We have a gun on violence epidemic but we also have a hate epidemic and until we confront that hate until we confront the week doc gun laws that we have. We're GONNA keep saying this and the families in this community deserve better the families in every community in America deserve deserve better and help us understand this area. help us understand specifically this mall this Walmart who who who is there <music> who to tell us about this store. This is a store that is located kind of in the center of the community and it is one of the busiest. Walmart's <hes> <hes> in the community it was busy because school is getting ready to get started so there were a lot of parents grandparents children. Who Were there shopping for school school supplies. It's the it's the the store that my mom shops at. She lives just blocks away. It's the store that my family and I shop at and so oh there's no surprise that it was very very busy was a typical Saturday. <hes> people just going about their business. <hes> it also is a store. We're a lot of <hes> our neighbors and friends and family members from across the border come to shop. We are again binational community where <hes> we are one one region separated by a river <hes> but where we share <hes> family roots history <hes> tradition economies in many respects and so the this the the fact that the store was targeted. I believe was not coincidental. And how concerned are you about immigrants. It's in your district who may be afraid to report crimes report warnings out of fears of what the president's talked about stepping up deportations. Titians you know I'm I'm scared for immigrants across this country and <hes> for immigrants in my community as well but here's one thing John that we have in El. Oh Pass so that makes us very special. We have local law enforcement that has traditionally for years and years and years engaged in positive community engagement positive <hes> basically <hes> community policing where they have worked for <hes> years decades to build relationships ships with everyone regardless of status because we all know and recognize here locally that in order to be a safe community. We have to treat eight people with dignity and respect. We want people to report crimes. We want people to be witnesses in <hes> on and in a criminal trials we want people to feel safe and so we have a very different philosophy in El Paso from the philosophy that emanates from the White House we embrace one another and take take care of one another congresswoman Escobar. Thank you for joining us on this horrible horrible day. President trump responded to the shooting in El Paso on twitter calling it in an act of cowardice adding. I know I stand with everyone in this country to condemn today's hateful act there are no reasons or excuses will ever justify killing innocent people people for more on the White House response. Let's bring in Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney welcome to this week Mister Mulvaney. I understand the president's. I've been briefed on on both of these shootings. What can you tell us about what more he has learned John. I talked to the president obviously yesterday at some length after the shooting in El Paso and very early this morning thing again on the tragedy of Dayton <hes> you know he's a human being and I think his reaction is the same as most folks watching this program which was he's a combination of sad by this and he's angry about it. The first call East talked to the governor of Texas yesterday. He's talked to the governor of Ohio this morning but I'll tell you the first call he made yesterday was to the Attorney General to find about what we could do to prevent this type of thing from happening what we could do to send a message to people the sick people who would do this kind of stuff that this dot. This is not appropriate. This is not this is way beyond the Pale. These are sick people and we need to figure out what we can do to make sure this doesn't happen again. We see twenty killed in El Paso and now we heard just heard from the mayor of Dayton eight and the death toll. There has gone up to ten this. These are both just the latest in a string of mass shootings since the president was inaugurated. We've seen <hes> you know Virginia Beach Thousand Oaks California the tree of Life Synagogue Parkland and of course the massacre in Las Vegas. What is he doing interesting called the attorney general this has been going. What is he doing to stop these killings. These mass shootings face. You make an excellent point there. Which is this this this cancer the difficulty that we face as a nation predates this administration by many many years. What can you do that you have to try and fix the society right. You have to figure out why people now now take it upon themselves to take guns into large groups of people. It's happened for many decades now. We have to figure out a way to heal the nation. I've talked to several folks this morning morning. <hes> about what they thought we should be focusing on this week and the White House and certainly we talking to the F._B._i. Saint Louis talking to the Department of Justice. We also start talking about social media in your in your introduction. <hes> you mentioned that <hes> the the shooter had his manifesto on on social media. We've given a wide audience to these people. We've made them celebrities. We've allowed them to to spew their hate. <hes> without any restrictions whatsoever not saying we're going to regulate social mediums thing. We have to have a a broad <hes> based discussion about the causes here. Are we gonNA talk about <hes> the role of of guns certainly we are but to think that that this is just a gun issue that many people make it out to be is is not right. We've had guns in this country for for hundreds of years. We haven't had this until recently and we need to figure out why but but let's let's look at the gun issue for a moment because after Parkland the president said that he was considering a ban on assault all weapons he talked about universal background checks and then as you know he met with Chris Cox of the National Rifle Association. Those ideas went away those ideas back back on the table for the president is he willing to now look at a ban on a salt weapons in fairness John. Those ideas did not go away. <hes> this administration band band bump stocks remember automatic. Matic weapons in this country are illegal. Semi automatic are not there was a device that could easily turn a semiautomatic weapon into automatic weapon and this administration without Congress. This administration banned those things we also signed with Congress bipartisan legislation to fix the background check system. The background check system was broken. Go back to the Charleston often shooting that I'm very familiar with a gentleman who bought that gun and committed that heinous act should not have been able to buy a gun but did because the background check system was broken. We signed legislation to do that and are improving that so I don't think it's fair to say that all those things were off the table in fact this administration is made. I just mentioned two big ones that the president said he was looking at right after Parkland a ban on assault weapons not the bump stocks issue which is much narrower a ban on assault weapons and universal background checks. Are Those ideas back on on the table a background that we could always listen if if we can agree on one thing as a nation Democrat Republican independent I don't care it is that crazy people like this should not not have been able to get guns and in fairness. I don't think we know if the people involved in the shootings. The shooter is over the last twenty. Four hours acquired their guns legally or illegally. I think we all agree that sick people who are intent on doing things like this should not be able to buy guns legally. The challenge of course is trying to identify who is sick when they try and buy their weapons weapons and that's the type of discussion we have to have but I go back to the the thing about assault assault rifles again. <hes> military automatic weapons are already against the law in this nation <hes> and and the things that could turn regular legal weapons into illegal weapons have been banned by this administration so I don't think it's fair to say the president hasn't followed through on on some of his promises. We've heard Bet O'Rourke say that the president's rhetoric is fueling more hate in this country. The president has used as you well know words like invasion to talk about illegal immigrants he did. He tweeted out the those four progressive <hes> congresswomen all all women of color. Tell saying they should go back to their countries. Isn't this kind of rhetoric especially light of what we've just seen. Isn't it just dangerous. Let's not lose sight of the fact that they were former. Colleague of mine who I hold in high regard Bard is running for president and the to the extent he could make this an issue. He's going to so here's the question you could ask. Beta and I would if you were sitting here. It's a fair question. I think to ask which is look. Did anyone one blamed Bernie Sanders for the congressional baseball game shooting. No I don't think so that anyone blame <hes> Alexandria Casa Cortez for the Gentlemen Gentlemen for the the crazy the guy who tried to blow up the D H S office in Washington state taking. I think a homemade bomb an A._R. Fifteen to shoot up what he called a concentration camp the exact same same rhetoric that was using anybody blame hurtling. There's there's no benefit here to trying to make this a political issue. This is a social issue and we need to address it as as that but you know this is more than than federal rourke what what do you say to Americans who look at what happened and El Paso and say that the president's Roderick is in part to plan. What do you say to those Americans. You know there are many the president is just as sad as that saddened by this as you are. The president is just as angry angry by this as you are and wants to do something about it just as much as everybody else does. I hate to draw attention to the manifesto <hes> but if you actually go and look at it what what the guy says is is that he's felt this way a long time before. Donald Trump got elected president. This was a sick person. The person in Dayton was a sick person. No politician is to blame for that at the purple responsible. Here are the people who pulled the trigger. We need to figure out how to how to create less of those kinds of people as a society and not trying to figure out who gets blamed going going into the next election. <hes> I want to read you something that George Bush said yesterday. He said there have now been multiple attacks from self-declared white terrorists us here in the US in the last several months. This is a real. There's a real and present threat that we must all denounce and defeat Mick. Why has the the president downplayed the threat of white nationalism. I I don't think he I don't think he has go look what he said yesterday without any reservation which whatsoever and so. I don't think that's fair. Well wait a minute can read the president's words because back she march he was asked directly. Do you see today white nationalisms arising threat around the world his answer. I don't really I think it's a small group of people that have a very very serious problem. He downplayed the threat of white nationalism. Was He wrong to do that. You Know I. I don't believe that's downplaying. Look what he said to me. I don't have in front of me. This is a small group of people and finish the sentence from the whole thing again. He was directly. Do you see today white nationalism as a rising threat around the world his answer. I don't really I think it's a small group of people that have a very very serious problem. These that's that's exactly look. This is not the same as international of sort of nuclear weapons. This is a serious here's problem. There's no question about it but they are sick. Sick people and the president knows that so again John. I don't think it's fair to try and lay this at the feet of the president. I there are people in this country. This morning. Thinking that president trump was was happy by this. That's a sad sad state of this nation. He's angry. He's upset. He wants it to stop of A. I don't think it's fair to sit here and say that <hes> that he doesn't. He doesn't think that white nationalism is bad for the nation. These are sick. You cannot be a white supremacist and be normal in the head. These are sick people. You know it I know it. The president knows it <hes> and this this type of thing has to stop but we have to figure out a way to fix the problem not figure out a way to lay blame all right mick mulvaney acting White House chief of staff. Thank you very much for joining us. Thanks John Coming up. Presidential candidate holy on Castro joins us with his response to the attack on his home. Oh state we will be right back. When it comes to hiring you. Don't have time to waste. You need help getting to your shortlist of qualified candidates fast. That's why you you need indeed dot. COM POST A job in minutes set up screener questions then zero in on qualified candidates using an intuitive online dashboard and when you need to hire fast accelerate results with sponsored jobs new users can try for free at indeed dot com slash A._B._C. 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Deny that the president's rhetoric is a factor at all in in what happened here that this and shootings like this are <unk> simply by people who are sick in the head your response you know it's so unfortunate <hes> that not only our president but his administration can't rise up to the challenge orange of leadership in these times <hes> anybody who has <hes> the ability to <hes> see and hear understand what the president president has been doing since he started his campaign in two thousand fifteen knows that division and bigotry and fanning the flames names of hate has been his political strategy. That's how he believes that He. He believes that he won in two thousand sixteen and it's no accident that just a few weeks weeks after he announced his reelection bid there he was you know indulging in entertaining this sent her back chant and he's spoken about about immigrants as being <hes> invaders. He's given license for this toxic brew of white supremacy remedy to fester more and more this country and we're seeing the results of that. I do agree with this look. There's one person is responsible directly for that shooting in El Paso and that's the shooter at the same time as our national leader. You have a role to play in either fanning the flames of division. We're trying to bring Americans have different backgrounds together. Most presidents have chosen to try and bring people together this president very early on made a clear choice to divide people for his own political benefit and these are some of the consequences that were seen of that so the F._B._i. Is Still Investigating the motivations here they we heard Pierre Thomas they'd gotten closer to tying this shooter to the so-called manifesto that was published shortly before the shooting but what is your re. Do you have any doubt that this was a hate crime. Look the evidence that we have right now. Points is to the idea that it was a hate crime. They're going to confirm that but it wouldn't surprise me in the least of it was the fact that he went to a Walmart where it was <hes> basically basically heavily Hispanic <hes> shopping base there. The people were shopping. There are overwhelmingly Latino. It's right near the Mexican border Chris. Somebody pointed out. I think you pointed out you can see Mexico literally see Mexico from the parking lot of this Walmart so this shooter must have known own what he was doing and he wasn't from El Paso he traveled from Allen Texas more than nine hours away to go specifically. There was a very Hispanic heavy area so it certainly we looks like a hate crime and now the important thing is what are we going to do about it number. One we need leadership at every level starting with the president that will be a big enough to try and bring people of different backgrounds together because we know that this shooter and his bigotry does not reflect the vast majority of Americans arrogance of any background so with leadership we can try and unite heal our country and tamp down this kind of bigotry and acting being out among a few people second-inning. Is We need to enact commonsense gun reform yeah. I just want your viewers to think about this. This happened in Texas where we have concealed carry. We have open carry. We have campus carry. We have one of the highest rates of gun ownership. That shooter knew that he was walking into a situation situation. Where a lot of folks there could be carrying a weapon. That didn't stop him. The answer is not more guns. The answer is to make sure the these weapons of war these semi automatic weapons don't get into the hands of people who go and use them on the street and that we do at a renewed assault weapons ban universal background checks red flag laws that can keep guns out of the hands of people who shouldn't have them that are going to be a danger to themselves or somebody else and that we limit the capacity cassidy of magazines in one of these situations. We don't want somebody to be able to get off twenty five rounds in a heartbeat all right Secretary Castro. I thank you for joining us on this difficult day. There'd be more arrests than guests in the United States caused by domestic terrorists and international terrorists in recent years individuals feels affiliated with racially motivated extremism responsible for the most lethal in violent activity. That's top F._B._I. Counterterrorism official joining us now. Pierre Thomas is back along with John Cohen A._B._C. News contributor and former Department of Homeland Security Counterterrorism Coordinator under both President Bush and President Obama and and Shannon Watts the founder of the nonpartisan group MOMS Demand Action Pierre. I WANNA start with you. We see the news reports. We've become almost numb to these these mass shootings but what do the numbers show. How dramatic is the increase in these mass shootings. Don Than something pretty horrific has been happening joining the F._B._I. Began studying active shooter instance <hes> beginning in two thousand the country used to average about six active shooter incidents per year two thousand seventeen to last year that we have data the number was up to thirty five times more than when they began studying the instant so if Americans have a sense that something different different is going on even as the overall crime rate has gone down it is more people showing up in active shooter situations and yet we've seen promises by political leader after political leader to deal with this problem John Cohen you dealt with this issue as a as a as a federal official. You're still falling. What why are we going in the wrong. Direction was short answer is John that it's not a priority <hes>. There's a lot we should be doing is a lot we can be doing to stop these attacks <hes> but it just those programs or those efforts are not being funded. <hes> the rhetoric behind with US administrations doing doesn't make it a priority a priority and in some respects the language and the programs that are being being promoted by the administration or feeding into the threat you how much of this is the white nationalism and extremism. I think it's a big part of it is pier was just suggesting the F._B._i. Is really concerned not only about the overall increase in these types of mass shootings but the number of mass shootings that are inspired by far right white nationalist cause so it's it's people who are mentally unwell who are disaffected who are searching for something to give themselves off since I life meaning they connect with the white nationalist cause or some other extremists caused and they use that Attala date <hes> their attack Johnson. I recently went to F._B._I. A briefing and they talked about since the tree of life synagogue massacre last October stober that they were seeing a surge in hate crimes associated with white nationalist. <hes> information coming in from local police departments about cases cases that there see so. There's something afoot here. Law Enforcement is extremely concerned about it and the other thing they're concerned about quite frankly is the notion of copycats that when all this type of activity activity is going on people who are unstable who have various issues see it as a time and there's a chance to take action Shannon. This is the second second mass shooting in a week involving A._K._47. Yes I know you've said that. There's no one gun law that can stop the gun violence silence but if you could see one law passed what would what what would it be. What is the first step that needs to be taken in a we've been trying to to pass background checks. MOMS demand action has since two thousand thirteen right after the sandy hook shooting. Manchin toomey would have closed that background check loophole that allows unlicensed sales. This is an incredibly credibly important part of the foundation of safety in this country to require a background check on every gun. Sale Texas doesn't do that. Ohio doesn't do that. The other thing that we need to do is pass a red flag law in the states that red flag laws have passed. We see fewer gun homicides gun suicides. They don't have those laws in Texas or in Ohio. Even though both legislators I just Lakers considered them. They rolled them back and didn't pass okay. Just won't be interesting because we heard from the acting chief of staff that <hes> he's all in favor of background checks universal background background checks and we've also seen senator Lindsey Graham just just a short while ago <hes> talked about the importance of these red flag laws so here you have what appears to be a bipartisan consensus on two of the top issues. You've just mentioned. Is it finally going to get done. This is all legislation that has passed the house this year we need. Mitch McConnell to allow vote citizens can text the word checks to six four four three three call their senators demand that this happens they can save lives this these acts of gun violence or not acts of God God. They're preventable and senseless and we can stop them so johnny. You also heard the discussion with Maldini about the president's rhetoric because these are sick people and it's wrong to blame the president who on Castro said it's wrong the the the only person to really blame you is obviously the shooter but but how much does the rhetoric contribute to what we're seeing here. It absolutely influences fluency. Is You know I'm not suggesting that the president is directly responsible for these attacks but what the president and the White House needs to understand is that the polarizing being dehumanizing rhetoric. That's being used influences and empowers disaffected people so just as it spires the political based those same words words can inspire a mentally unwell disaffected violence prone individuals to go out and commit a mass casualty attack the other thing. We've heard the F._B._I. Talk about just recently is these these conspiracy theories stories that are spreading online absolutely again it feeds into John was just talking about this cauldron of toxic rhetoric. <hes> people talking talking about the other. If you will is inspiring people in the same way that you're seeing <hes> Islamic radicals use social media to inspire people who we're not affiliated with any group necessarily but they're reading and seeing this material and it sparks people to act and what can people at home do well. The Secret Service has been doing a lot of research they'd be looking at all the mass shootings in the last year or so and the one thing that they say is overwhelmingly true. Is that all these people. Who Do these shootings say something to someone about violent? They're considering. They write something so they're telling the public. You have to do anything like this. You've got a report have got a report report. Okay Pierre John Shannon. Thank you very much. We are joined now this morning. By the other Texan in the Democratic presidential primary former Congressman Bedoya Rourke doc flew back to his hometown of El Paso just after news of the shooting. Thank you for joining us better so tell me I understand you have just visited <hes> with some of the victims of the hospital this attack. What can you tell us about how they're doing. It's it's incredibly heartbreaking <hes> to see what these families are are going through right now. <hes> that a woman yesterday who was shot in the chest <hes> her lungs were pierced <hes> she he is not just holding on she is coming back as strong as you can possibly imagine but it was not just <hes> one person alone in that family. Her mother was also shot in the stomach. Her aunt was also shot <hes>. We're seeing many families with multiple members. Who who were shot in some cases has killed <hes> this this is a tragedy that there is just no way to prepare for in a community who on average over the last ten years <hes> saw eighteen murders a year <hes> in in a city of nearly seven hundred thousand people and to see at least twenty people killed yesterday? It's it's it's almost impossible to fully accept or apprehend. I will tell you this. This is one of the strongest communities <hes> on the planet the the way that the people of El Paso have come together donating blood bringing food university medical center rallying for those families who are suffering bring right now or who have lost a loved one just makes me so proud and so inspired and has got to compel us to do everything possible to make sure that this does is not continue to happen in the United States of America. You've said <hes> that the president is fueling hate in this country. Are you suggesting that he bears responsibility for what we just saw an El Paso I am because he does <hes> someone who describes Mexican immigrants as rapists and criminals <hes> who has sought to ban all Muslims all people have one religion from traveling to the United States or who calls Nazis and white supremacists very very fine people. He doesn't just tolerate he encourages the kind of open racism and the violence that necessarily follows that we saw here in El Paso Texas. There's been a rise in hate crimes every single one of the last three years in this country and is not solely because because of president trump it is Fox News. It is the the warnings of invasions that we hear on that channel. It's these groups on on the Internet but but for the commander Ah in chief of this country the person in the highest position of public trust to say these kinds of things. It's not just here in El Paso it's the the tree of life if massacre at the synagogue in Pittsburgh the shooter who cited the caravans that the president had warned us about and the fear that the George Soros was was financing those caravans something that again president trump encouraged or or the fact that the Christ church shooter in New Zealand also cited president trump and the Islamic phobia that he seeks to incite in this country and around the world all of this is connected and if we just accept this as it's a natural disaster just what our fate or fortune and our future is in this country we will get more of the same so in addition to sensible gun policies policies and we must adopt and sign those into law we also need to connect the dots on this hatred and racism that is coming from the highest positions of power in this country better aerobic rourke. Thank you for joining us from El Paso. Let's bring in our roundtable now we have A._B._C. News Political Director Rick Cline L. A. Times columnist Joan Goldberg Democratic Strategist Stephanie Brown Round James of Emily's list and a special welcome to our newest A._B._C. News contributor former North Dakota Senator Heidi heitkamp's. Thank you all for being here. Let me pick up with off of what we were just talking about earlier on the on the gun laws and I know there's a debate over how much that would do not do to solve this problem but there does seem to be a bipartisan consensus rick on universal background checks and the so-called red flag laws has the political environment changed. Is something finally going to <unk> happen on in those areas. Those are two different questions. The environment has changed but that doesn't necessarily mean that were ripe to see something actually pass Congress or get pushed from the administration. You saw Mick Mulvaney any in your interview a few minutes ago. They weren't really budging the White House. Not Budging on this issue of an assault weapons ban the public. Is there the critical issue for advocates of gun control particularly in the wake of shootings like this is. How do you make it a voting issue. They've got the numbers there for an assault weapons ban for universal background checks. We're starting to see that we saw it a little bit in the midterm elections but but we're not really seeing all the dots connected in the way that pushes it forward and concerns moving on this. I don't necessarily sense it and I think you know I think part the problem that has has rick points out is it's not so much where the national sentiment is on the specific issue. It's what moves single issue voters now. There are lots of people there may be a majority of people who agree with sort of the Beta Aurora or some version of it. I mean just to enter up for second night sixty three percent in the Quinnipiac poll and in March say they support an assault weapons ban ninety four percent yeah say universal background check how many of those people the will vote based on that issue you alone on the other side of it. There are a lot of pro gun right. People who will vote simply on the gun rights issue and it's a much bigger motivator for single issue voters on the right on the left. What's your sense. When is this you know I think I think that <hes> bit or work made it crystal clear that this is an issue of both guns ends and hatred and until we really tackle these two issue seriously by talking about the fact that yes the president is responsible for a lot of the hatred that is spewing in this country because he consistently talks about it on a day to day basis. There's there's almost not a time when he's not saying something that at least comes off as if it's anti women anti immigrant anti people of Color and it is something that it's crazy when a good tweet from him seems like is written by someone else because you're so used to the tweets that are racist the tweets that are against the others in this country and until we really tackle the fact that the Republican Party which to me is it's a horrible strategy for them to allow the president to go off the rails like this because they're not going to gain any more voters come November twenty twenty if they continue to use this <hes> divisive language and tactics that they use you know what the president is responsible for. He's responsible for leadership and he has been nowhere on this issue. He hides because the minute we get their people start talking about guns. He relies very heavily on those single. Issue voters very heavily on combat that classification voters who will vote just on gun rights so let's talk about his leadership. He has a moral leadership to to quit dividing fighting this country the way he's been dividing this country with tweets and with political strategy and he has a policy leadership. He's he's you know Mick Mulvaney. We talked a lot about you know. This is terrible and yes. Only one person is responsible for this but they're responsible for policy. They're responsible for leadership and he's responsible constable for moral leadership and that's perhaps the biggest failure that we're seeing today in this administer. It doesn't help when somebody like better comes out as he as he did this morning and say the president is as a white nationalist. I mean isn't that also fueling the divide I mean is that is that an accurate statement about the president's when they say he's fuelling. He said he is a white nationals. Yeah Yeah and I think I think that this is a community that he is a member of that. He represented in Congress and I think you all have to take a step back doc and say every person today. What is the one unifying discussion that we need a plan that we need leadership and it had can't just be about guns. It's it's gotta be about what we're doing with red flag laws what we're doing to address the mental health crisis in this country. The president's biggest failure here is the lack of moral and policy leadership. That's going to get us the answers and that's how people are GonNa vote when they see nothing this void they're going to say you are. Not You know it's interesting because the president is positioning himself to be the security president right he to promote security issues and guess what he's not providing security security in this country so how's this going to play out in twenty twenty route well. The race looks different sounds different. I think than it did a few days ago. Just a few the debate a few days ago the Democrats Democrats were arguing about the Obama legacy including on immigration and whether Obama's policies were essentially liberal enough. That's gone now. I think it's a clarifying moment for this field and I've been struck by how many candidates have gone straight from the gun control debate to this broader issue that Senator Heitkamp is raising about the the the environment. That's being festered in this country of for of racial divisiveness of the president's rhetoric to me that is a powerful piece of messaging for Democrats because it gets bigger than just are you for gun control you against Gun control troll or who's who's responsible for particular shooting that gets it's really fundamental issues that are motivating issues for Democrats. Yeah I mean I. I hate to sound like Marianne Williamson here but she she was the only one who actually talked about the dark second forces which is a real thing and I think reasonable people can disagree or debate on how much blame Donald Trump's rhetoric is to be AH is attributable to all of this but cap is exactly right. He doesn't help but there's another issue that's gone on here. We actually in terms of overall gun violence and murder. We are at historic lows but we've had something like half of the worst mass shootings in American history in the last five years. There's another factor going on your white supremacy. What has two thumbs will wants to denounce white supremacy this guy but there are other things going on. We now know that about a fifth of American. millennials say they have no friends. There was a mass asked loneliness crisis going on here mass crisis of meaning and they go into places like eight Chan and they find people who are GonNa tell you you can matter you will have meaning you will belong to something something if you join these ridiculous groups and you go out and kill people like it's a video game. That's a huge problem and it's something that I don't know that we have the political skills to address right now and he's right. This is more a profound in politics. I mean there's a political element but this is more profound than politics and let's be honest really it's only been recently where we've talked about white supremacy white nationalist so so open and honest and you can't address an issue if you don't talk about it. How often do we hear presidential candidates say white nationalist White Supremacist Mrs that hasn't happened in the past and so to get this out into the open. Let's have a conversation about it because it is a serious issue that we need to contend with or illumination who has has been talking about White Supremacy D._H._s. the F._B._i. His they have been warning and warning warning in fact you know when Secretary Napolitano Ran D._H._S. US she was widely criticized for talking about white supremacy as a serious terrorism threat. It is time to take that issue as you said out of the closet. Start really addressing addressing it but this isn't a new issue. This is something that has been festering and law enforcement knows it and the president has ignored it all right all the time. We have thank you you all for joining us. We're just learning the details of some of the victims of these horrific shootings we know that at least two children among the injured in El Paso as well as an eighty a two year old our heartbreaks all those who died and we pray for those fighting for their lives. That's offer us today. 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Full Episode: Monday, November 26, 2018
"Tonight. Several developing stories as we come on the air the storm slamming the northeast now blinding rain and wind deadly in Michigan after whiteout conditions in a record blizzard paralyzes travel and tonight millions now under flooded wind alerts from Philadelphia to New York City to Boston. The major news tonight from General Motors, cutting jobs in Ohio, Michigan, Maryland, thousands of workers in at least three GM cars will no longer be me. President Trump tonight off the tear gas used at the border. What he now says about using it the deadly police shooting and growing outrage the young black man killed by officers. Police mistaking him for the gunman the real suspect tonight still on the loose the Fum she'll report on climate change for thirteen US agencies. Put out the day after thanksgiving. It's warning about farming in the mid west future floods and fires in the US. And tonight, the president has asked does he believe in cyber Monday still underway as we come on the big? Deal. Still to come the list of what we found tonight. Loss per mother passing away on thanksgiving. But Bo percent late today about her mom and touchdown on Mars the anxious. Scientists at NASA and then the cheese. And tonight the first image coming in now for marks you'll see it like here. This is ABC news tonight with David Muir vide- being it's great to be back with you after the things giving holiday, but it's turned into a real travel nightmare for millions trying to get home the same system now slamming the northeast tonight, and it's been deadly. I the major blizzard across the plains and the Great Lakes a bus spinning out. That's thirty five there in Osceola, Iowa traffic at a standstill in near whiteout conditions, hundreds of flights canceled again tonight out of Chicago's O'Hare airport the ripple effect across the country and right now more than thirty million Americans are now under flooding and wind alerts cars underwater that's downtown Philadelphia flood and wind worries as far north as Boston tonight. This is the storm as it blasted its way across the country. There are major delays at all of the New York area airports tonight and ABC's GIO. Benitez leads us off from the Guardia tonight that powerful storm stranding holiday track. Travelers on frozen roads. And at packed airports. Now drenching the busy I ninety five corridor from Philadelphia to New Jersey to New York City, you're talking about rainfall rates over an engine our lizard conditions grinding travel to a halt across the midwest on the busiest travel day of the year at Chicago's O'Hare airport more than two thousand flights canceled since Sunday, our Alex pres- found Danny Lamont is still trying to get home to Colorado this morning at the dump twice. I can't even rent the car driving and cannot see anything blizzard conditions closing most of interstate seventy in Kansas, some drivers abandoning their cars drivers stuck on route seventy five in Nebraska to and on interstate eighty high winds, ripping the top off this eighteen Wheeler. There was record snow in Rockford Illinois where multiple vehicles, including a snowplow caught fire and adding to the misery passengers on this Amtrak train from New York. To Boston normally a four hour trip were stranded for eleven hours after the train lost power. I can't believe we finally made it. I mean, it's not as bad as being stuck on a plane. But I'm just got to be back. What a mess tonight GIO Benitez joins us live from LaGuardia. NGO those delays and cancellations are starting to pile up. They really are David taking a look at these boards right here. We are now seeing so many flights either cancelled or delayed. We're looking right now across this country and more than five thousand delays fifteen hundred cancellations David GIO Benitez leading us off tonight. This system is still hitting now. So let's get the track tonight meteorologist rob Marciano live along the west side highway tonight. Hey, rod. I Davis has been a powerful stacked storm from top to bottom in the atmosphere. Now, we have a secondary low ticket in along the coastline check it out on the satellite picture shows. You outspent him. This system is now we have flood alerts that ranged from Maryland and New Jersey along the New England coastline. We're winds could easily gusts over fifty miles an hour tonight. And there's a lot of random warms I with this eastern Massachusetts seeing its wettest fall on record more rain coming tonight that should clear by about seven AM, but noticing Albany. It turns us no north of I ninety significance. No fall, and then lake effect snow behind this a lot of cold air. Another epic. November storm David and winter hasn't even started yet. Unfortunate reminder, rob Marciano where thanks to you as well. We move onto other news this Monday night, and the news today couldn't have come at a worse time just weeks now until Christmas. And General Motors has now revealed it will lay off workers in Ohio, Michigan and Maryland, thousands of jobs, and at least three vehicles will no longer be me. ABC's? Eva pilgrim is in Detroit tonight tonight. Eight major concert car giant GM nearly fifteen thousand jobs eliminated. Wapping fifteen percent of the company's workforce in all five plants slated to shut down by the end of next year, including those in Warren, Michigan white Marsh, Maryland, Warren, Ohio ended, Troy, we're gonna come back hard. And we're going to try to convince them that a modern plant in an area where you can get a good workforce is an acid GM citing a shift to focus more on automation and high SUV sales the company announcing their eliminating the low sailing Chevrolet Cruze volt and Impala cars from their roster today. The president not hiding his frustration. With CEO, Mary Barra. Far not. Not. All gonna come back. Get a push up. But I know I'm not happy about it. The president also asked if increased tariffs judo to a trade war are to blame. Says the car with not selling GM acknowledges, the tariffs aren't to blame for the cuts, but in June issued a stark warning that quote increased import tariffs could lead to a smaller GM and tonight say the trade policy has cost them one point four billion dollars. So let's get to us. She's live in Detroit another Neva. Well, nearly fifteen thousand jobs are being cut as you reported there. Some of those workers will be given the chance to try to relocate to other plants. That's right. David GM says it plans to expand operations in those well performing area about three thousand of those workers will be up for those new positions. David Hebrew pilgrim with us tonight. Thank you, the images of the tear gas used at the US, Mexico border seen across the country and the world thousands of migrants. From that caravan have now arrived into wanna some of them breaking through Mexican security US border patrol than firing tear gas at them this mother and her children among those caught in the chaos tonight. President Trump was asked about the tear gas, and here's ABC's chief national correspondent Matt Cup and from Tijuana tonight more than one hundred migrants deported following those violent clashes in the border town of Tijuana. A peaceful protest hurting chaotic when hundreds of Central American migrants first clashed with Mexican police then rushed the border fence. They were met by a wall of tear-gas unleashed by heavily armed US agents behind those coils of concertina wire. Some of those migrants throwing the canisters late banned the thick smoke sending mothers with children in diapers. Into a panic today. The president denied that agents use tear gas against children. They're not as you know, they're not they had to use. Because there were being rushed by some very tough people. We met sixteen year old Henry covered those bandages a one of the things that he says that. He's not going to stop. He wants to still get into the United States, and he's not going to quit now. Just because he was wounded the glaciers forced to thorns to close the sandy siege report. Eventually one of the busiest on the planet for nearly seven hours thousands of people most there legally stranded at the border. All right back up with us live tonight from Tijuana and math the department of defense just announcing that they're moving more trips to California to the border that offer support. That's right. Three hundred troops to California bringing the total to eighteen hundred. Now there is a concern of a prolonged standoff here. The migrant caravan is expected to swell to over nine thousand and it could take months David just to process all those asylum requests, all right back backup. And thank you. We're going to turn next tonight to growing outrage. A young black man was shot and killed police. Apparently confused him with the suspect that suspect is still at large tonight. And here's ABC's Stevenson Saami EJ Bradford's family tonight says that he was that so-called good guy with a gun at a shooting inside this Alabama mall and Thanksgiving Day. But because he's black. They say he was shot and killed by responding police. This is a picture of the twenty one year old in uniform. He briefly served in the army and also sat him down on one. Basically, you just pursue a fool of because you see a gun Alabama police tonight say they're sympathetic to Mr. Bradford grieving family, but stopped short of saying there. Sorry. They admit that the real gunman who shot two people inset shoppers. Scrambling is still at large Bradford's family believes he was trying to help. Save lives and say his gun was legal. If feels like someone has ripped my heart out late this evening. The mayor came out and called for patients. The family of the victim is asking for police to release all of their body camera videos. There's a protest scheduled here tonight. David Stevenson Saami. Thanks, steve. There is still a major Senate race to be decided now three weeks after the midterms voters in Mississippi will head to the polls tomorrow and tonight, the president is they're putting his support behind Republican Cindy, Hyde Smith who has been under fire and tonight more of that video now surfacing during which she says if she was invited to a public hanging, quote, I would be in the front row ABC's chief national fares. Correspondent Thomas is there tonight? Nooses found hanging today outside the Mississippi State capital along with these signs one reading were hanging. Nooses to remind people that times haven't changed. It comes as the Republican candidate. Here. Senator Cindy Highsmith is facing criticism for hearing to embrace the state's racist past she seen in this Facebook photo from twenty fourteen posing a confederate cap her caption Mississippi history at its best and earlier this month joking with a supporter about public hangings. President campaigning with height Smith today addressed or comments on his way to Mississippi. She felt very badly. She certainly didn't mean that. And as I understand it. She's already apologized send very strongly initially height Smith dismissing backlash as ridiculous. I put out a statement yesterday. And that's all I'm going to say about it. We stand by the statement later apologizing in a debate against her opponent, Mike Espy, the democrat find to become the state's first black Senator since reconstruction for anyone that was offended for my by my comments. I certainly apologize over within your heart. But we all know what came out now the president hoping to tip the scales in her favor in a state where he won by eighteen points in two thousand sixteen don't take any chances. A lot of people think we're gonna big win. Don't get judges. That's happened many times before and we'll be watching the race tonight. Tom yomas reporting in from Mississippi. There was a bomb. Shell report on climate change from thirteen US agencies put out the day after thanksgiving when millions of Americans were still marking the holiday, but in that report it warns about farming in the mid west and future floods and fires in the US. And tonight our giancarl asking the president. Does he believe it? President Trump today dismissed the report written by scientists from thirteen federal agencies and released by his administration the day after thanksgiving to report that warns climate change is already taking a toll. Record wildfires in California. Stronger hurricanes crop failures in the mid west. The report bluntly warns of more to come including threats to air quality and the transmission of disease and says if steps aren't taken to limit the release of carbon into the atmosphere economic consequences will be devastating a ten percent loss to the economy worse than the great recession today. We asked the president about it, especially if you read the climate report yet I've seen it. I've read some of it, and it's fine. But it's they say economic impact could be devastating. You don't believe it. No, no. I don't believe it right now, we're at the cleanest we've ever been and that's very important to me. But if went plead, but every other place on earth is dirty. That's not so good. Jonathan Karl live at the White House tonight. John, you know, many are questioning the timing to release. This report the day after thanksgiving was it meant to bury it it. Sure. Looked that way releasing the report right in the middle of black Friday. But if that was the intent David it looks like it backfired because it was released on such a slow news day. The report dominated news coverage throughout the holiday weekend. David giancarl. Thank you overseas. Tonight, a dangerous esscalation between Russia and Ukraine. Ukrainian say Russia blocked, a key waterway, rammed a Ukrainian tugboats seen in this video then opened fire seizing several of Ukraine ships in arresting at sailors late today, Ukraine's parliament voted to impose martial law in areas. Bordering Russia now to the mother investigation and former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser, George popadopoulos, he spending his first. Tonight in jail. He surrendered at the federal prison. Oxford Wisconsin this morning to serve a fourteen day sentence after pleading guilty to lying about his contact with Russians during the campaign and tonight, another subject of the special counsel investigations has he's now rejected a plea deal. Jerome Corsi, a conservative writer and associate of former Trump campaign adviser. Roger stone says prosecutors wanted him to plead guilty to lie the FBI agents when he was questioned about communications related to WikiLeaks, Julian Assange in two thousand sixteen of course, he says he did briefly forget about an Email exchange with Roger stone. But says he did not intentionally lie and to confess to that. He says would be the crime he spoke to our Pierre Thomas just a short time ago jail for the rest of my life. I will not tell a lie to federal judge or anybody else. Now, somebody to prison the rest of my life. So be it have added, but they will not get me to commit a crime. Of course, he telling Pierre that he fears law enforcement could arrest him as soon as tonight. We turn next this evening to touch down on Mars. There were anxious moments at NASA Jet Propulsion lab today. We were watching along with them as a spacecraft made its final approach to Mars ABC's Clayton Sandell is in Pasadena hatch down confirmed. Tonight a touchdown worthy of an interplanetary Super Bowl. Strict moments later, this image from Nasice insight mission proving it stuck the first Mars landing in six years. Insight survive, the seven minutes of terror and autopilot plunge from space to ground twelve thousand miles per hour to full stop and every step flawless. You made it through that seven minutes of terror. Yeah. I still have a few fingernails left, but they're mostly gone. Moore's is tough on spacecraft more than half that tried to get their failed. But now inside begins a two year mission for the first time peering inside the red planet, and they'll do that. Using these sensors David that the team hopes will unlock some ancient mysteries about our solar system. David big day Clayton, San Diller, thanks to you tonight as well. And there is still much more head on world news tonight. This Monday, cyber Monday, the big deal still to come tonight. The list of what we found coming up here. Also, the new headline in the desperate search for that missing girl. Police asking the public. To take a good look at the sneakers. She was wearing with tell you. Why also Oprah's loss for mother passing away on thanksgiving? And what she said today about her mom and a young American killed by a remote tribe, an isolated island police afraid they were about to be attacked to as they tried to retrieve the body. Lot more news head. You see headlines across your screen all day, but you're busy. What do you need to know? What's actually shaping your world? I'm Brad milkey from ABC news and every morning we start here. It was extraordinarily for us watching here in Singapore. ABC's new daily podcast a handful of stories just twenty minutes director Comey. Thanks for being with us. Newsmakers smart reporting taking you straight to the heart of the story starting here. Listen for free on apple podcasts or your favorite podcast app. Next tonight to your money cyber Monday still on big deals on the way tonight ABC's chief business correspondent, Rebecca Jarvis out to save your money. Shop cyber doorbusters tonight a record cyber Monday, but the deals don't necessarily expire at midnight many retailers now calling this cyber week shop in store or online like Macy's Amazon and target which is rolling out. New discounts every day through Saturday, buy one get one fifty percent off toys, plus an extra fifteen percent off at target dot com. This fifty five inch four K O lead TV now five hundred dollars off on Amazon. Now also prime time for travel deals jet blue advertising one way fares on sale now as low as twenty dollars. If you want to go ahead and buy a ticket or a travel package for spring break summer vacation for July or holiday two thousand. Eighteen tomorrow might be a good day to do it. And if your wishlist includes toys and clothes the best deals on those items tend to happen in the week leading up to Christmas. David you have to remember by. Then supplies inventory can be limited. But for travel. She says tomorrow tomorrow's a good day. We're on let's do it to the index and the desperate search for a missing girl in Lumberton, North Carolina. Thirteen year old Honda Alar was taken from in front of her home while waiting to go to school three weeks ago. Now, the FBI is now asking the public take a close look at her distinctive sneakers. White Adidas with colorful stitching on the heel. They hope it sparks new leads to the American missionary killed by isolated tribe on an island in the Indian Ocean. Authorities are unsure now if they'll ever be able to recover John chows body, they say he was killed after illegally making contact with the tribe. Indian police were forced to turn back after seeing tribe members armed with bows and arrows ready for them to and some sad news to report tonight involving Oprah Winfrey. Her family revealing her mother for nearly died on thanksgiving, she leaves behind her daughters Oprah and Patricia a man. To Lee along with several grandchildren and great-grandchildren Oprah posting online saying her mother, quote, lived a good life. And is now at peace for Italy was Eighty-three finally tonight here America, strong, firefighters paramedics and a family dog named lady. It was the image. Today that reminded us the work our first responders do everyday even disabled our pets. Listen him, say good girl. The wing township fire department in Indianapolis, Indiana, that's kept in Eric banister in the fire helmet operations chief Rick Dunkin responding to a fire this afternoon in inside. They find a homeowner's dog lady. She Duncan holding an oxygen mask to lady's face at her tail to wag you could see her taking keep Brett's we've seen these moments before at Bakersfield, California firefighters carrying little Jack responsive. We're going to get. Admit they're giving him oxygen and they Pat him and a short time later Jack up and alert. In back in Indianapolis tonight after wagging her tail look at lady standing up pulling away just about ready to breathe on her own ready tonight. Thank you to our first responders. And thank you for watching. I hope to see them all. From ABC. This is no limits. Even from the beginning all of us for saying this is so important. I'm your host, Rebecca Jarvis. And each week. We're taking an honest look at success, and how to get there with the boldest most influential women in the world, I said, I am a working mother. And I'm here to tell you how to do it. What happened after that is very long story to tell vulnerabilities actually a strength. 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"It's Tuesday December tenth and you thought Congress moved slowly. We start here hours after their last hearing house. Democrats have but announcement to make. This is what they think can make the strongest and cleanest case in the Senate trial. They're ready to reveal their final articles of impeachment. We will tell you how this plays out if there is a deep state. Would this make the president's hand picked. FBI Director part of it. Do you have any evidence at the FBI targeted to trump campaign unfairly. I don't as a justice department watchdog issues shoes its long awaited report or teen got an exclusive with the FBI chief and this is the story. That's really bugging Russia. FSP actually helped execute the doping Opensky a tale of doping sports and spies in why Russia might be banned from competition and bringing years from ABC. News this is start here. I'm Brad Milkey Are you hiring with indeed. You can post job in minutes. Set up screener questions then. Zero in on on your shortlist of qualified candidates using online dashboard get started today at indeed dot com slash. Start here. That's indeed dot com slash. Start here in the legal system. How people feel about you is not supposed to matter their words their perceptions those are not the most important thing if the words on paper the charges? You face the the evidence that convicts or acquits you. That's what matters well. The impeachment process. Is this weird mash up of the law and politics right the house. Here's evidence ends. They write up articles of impeachment. They vote on those are like charges. Then it goes to a Senate trial that the end of the day the opinion of voters and their representatives. Those are kind of the ball game what you get charged with the actual articles of impeachment. Well they matter they matter the constitution you like to think they would matter voters right that as we all sit here and judge the president. We're kind of holding up. Those articles for comparison will last night after hours of testimony and arguments testy questions Democrats on the House. Judiciary Committee gathered together to ask themselves. How's the ultimate question? DO WE WANNA charge president trump with high crimes and misdemeanors this morning. We expect to hear that decision. ABC's Ben Siegel covers the house. That's where he is right now now and so. Then what do we know Brad. Democrats huddled right. After that hearing that we saw yesterday over Chinese food and really hashed out The contours of these charges. That they're going to file against president trump places own private interests ahead of our national security and the integrity of our elections and constitutes a continuing suing threats. We're expecting approximately two articles of impeachment to be introduced later today. A one focusing on abuse of power relating president trump withholding military aid and a White House meeting from Ukraine in exchange for political investigations that he sought to help him in the two thousand twenty election and a separate charge related on obstruction. I remind the President Article Three of the impeachment articles drafted against President. Nixon was his refusal to obey the subpoenas of Congress. You've heard Democrats talk about four weeks. How the president and the White House have prevented witnesses from speaking to them? Have not turn over a single piece of paper that have been requested and demanded in subpoenas Mr Golden. Would you welcome. Oh come the problem of having eight thousand documents given to you from the White House it would be a wonderful problem to have. How many have they given you zero so? These are really the two categories of two who buckets of charges. That Democrats are going to finalize this morning and announced publicly and then bring forward later this month so one or two articles that I mean I I remember it points Ben. You and your colleagues were saying you know there could be three or four articles like the Democrats see a lot of wrongs here are there. Charges were perhaps they got cold feet. Brad there are plenty of things that Democrats believe president. President trump has done that rises to the level of high crimes and misdemeanors. The facts are uncontested. The president abused his power for his own personal political benefit. It all comes comes down to what Democrats can agree on and from the most progressive members of the house to the most moderate and conservative Democrats in the House of Representatives. The consensus senses is that Donald Trump improperly sought to pressure Ukraine to launch these investigations. An abused his office and then he sought to cover it up by obstructing the Congressional Investigation Asian so Democrats settled on what they can get the most support on the House floor. The broadest possible charges. I will learn more of the details later today but this is what they think can make the strongest biggest and cleanest case in the Senate trial. The word impeachment is a dirty word and it's a word that was only supposed to be used in special occasions. High Crimes Arrives and misdemeanors in this case. It was no crime whatsoever. Not even a little tiny crime. We'll take me past whatever we're going to hear in the next few hours right. I mean once. These articles of impeachment in our finalized. How does this work so after these charges are introduced the House Judiciary Committee will actually take them up like they would with any other major piece of legislation Asian? We expect a long day of debate on this later this week leading up to a vote in the committee and that will be up a final vote on the House floor for passage As early as next week before the Christmas holiday and so next week Ben. That's like that that's when you would say like the president has been impeached. This is going to the Senate. That's the ballgame. That's right after next week. We'll see if president trump becomes the third president in American history to be impeached by the US House of Representatives. teeing up a Senate trial In the New Year Ben Siegel at the House right now. Thanks so much. Thanks and as bitter as the impeachment fight has become. That is not the only case where you're seeing members of each party saying am I going crazy. Here are not even seeing the same facts this is kind of one of the dominant themes of our time. Right as Democrats cried foul over president. Trump's invitation stations to Russia Russia. If you listening I hope you're able to find the thirty thousand emails that are missing. And then of course he's responses sponsors to actual documented cases of Russian election meddling in Russia but it could also be China could also be lots of other people also could be. Somebody's sitting on their bed. That weighs four four hundred pounds okay the whole time. Republicans were furious over what they saw as a fundamental miscarriage of justice that from the moment the F. b. i.. Arrived on the scene. The trump team was never going to get a fair shake. This dossier was used as the basis for a Fiso warrant to spy on American citizens associated with the trump transition. Ah Yes like a landmine leftover from three years ago a headline exploded into Washington breaking news on that Inspector General's report into the origins of the the FBI investigation into the context in trump campaign and Russia and their the headlines. Set you up for this. Yesterday this was a report from the internal watchdog at the Justice Department whether the FBI messed up when it launched its investigation and whether it was biased against the president just before this was released ABC's chief justice correspondent. Pierre Thomas got an exclusive interview with the director of the FBI himself. Christopher wray peer joins us now from Washington so Pierre I mean you guys talk about several things. Let's talk about this report specifically typically what did it say about the FBI and how this investigation started. Well I think there were two dominant headlines Number one that the inspector general found that the origins the launch of the Russia investigation was legally Saudi. Inspector General did not find political bias or improper motivations impacting the opening of the investigation or the decision to use certain investigative tools during the investigations including including funds including Pfizer at met Justice Department standards in terms of evidence and then it was carried out appropriately at least at the beginning. Do you have any evidence at the FBI targeted. The trump campaign unfairly I don't and he also seemed gratified if you will that. The inspector general found that that the investigation was launched Lee. Okay thank you very much. I G report just came out so I hear you saying that here but then I'm hearing what the president said in the the moments afterward and this feels like it's probably headline number. Two is incredible far worse than I would've ever thought possible. He call this report four worse than he imagine. Agean his Attorney General William Bar even further and said the inspector general. Here's basically wrong that he's not even doing just as to how bad this all was for the FBI. So you did you get the most powerful people in the trump administration saying this is real bad. So what are they saying that the I G was not well I think. Clearly there's a difference of opinion opinion. I've known the Inspector General through variety of context for a while And considered him to be a straight shooter and a professional and this report I think was very thorough and comprehensive. But that said there were significant findings problems within this report blockbuster. New Report on the trump campaign's contacts with Russia The Washington Post reports the FBI obtained a secret or last summer to monitor trump advisor. Carter page who. They suspected was acting as an agent of Russia. The inspector general found that there were serious problems with the that warrant in the sense that there were lots of errors and omissions as the FBI sock to reauthorize of that warrant on on numerous occasions. A number of instances were employees either failed to follow our policies neglected to exercise appropriate diligence. Orange warrant relied heavily on the so-called steele dossier so he basically lays out in this report that they're serious bits of information formation that was not provided to DOJ attorneys Much less court overseeing it so it raises serious questions about The the nature of how that warrant was obtained in how it was executed Down the stretch. I mean the trump team throughout has said that the that steele dossier mentioned was in itself itself this act of sabotage that you throw that together and then all of a sudden the FBI is relying on that to get the warrants and the first appear. It's been three years with with this in the rear view mirror. Now why was this report such a big deal to so many people. In Washington the essential question was the Russia probe legitimate edit and was it launched in a legal fashion has been something that's been hovering out there for a while. Donald Trump is innocent and the deep state is guilty tower. Mr Carter page harmony lawyer. That's who the hell out of the United States evidence and they lied to the courts. And you've had the president and his allies making claims about deep state and the whole notion of the investigation being launched illegally. And you had this inspector general report report at least answered that question the Attorney General as I say again disagreed with that finding and you also heard the FBI director push back hard on the Russian of a deep state. That's not a term I would ever use to describe our workforce and I think it's an affront to them. He did however say that the problems found by the inspector general. He considered serious and that he was taking steps to address them. Big Exclusive. Here Pierre. Thomas will have more on his conversation with director Ray throughout the day. PR THANKS FOR BREAKING IT DOWN. Thank you exit on start here. Can you force a woman and her doctor talk about. Ultrasounds with Supreme Court is considering when it comes to abortion according to a recent report eighty three percent of. US consumers plan to shop online for holiday gifts this year before you click the buy button. This holiday season. Remember that at some shopping websites are created by people who just want your credit card and personal information the FBI received nearly three hundred thousand online theft complaints in two thousand seventeen with reported losses. Totaling one point four billion. We all enjoy gift giving during the holidays. But every time you bank shop or browse online you can be vulnerable to cybercriminals cyber over threats. Keep evolving so you need protection. 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It's a big deal because this is a case that has to do with Kentucky's last standing abortion clinic and what doctors they are required to say to women. Nyu Law professor. Melissa Murray Co authored a book on Reproductive Case Law Professor Murray if the Supreme Court doesn't hear the case that means you go nope to what the next highest court set right. So what's happening here. So this was the court's decision about whether or not to actually grant review of a case. This was an appeal l.. Coming out of the Sixth Circuit the Kentucky Law in question required The doctors to do a trans vaginal probes. So that's inserting a vaginal probe into the uterus and to basically narrate for the abortion patient on the age of the fetus station age to identify in particular anatomical parts of the fetus and whatnot and the purpose the state says is to provide women seeking abortions with informed consent on to let them know what the consequences of the decision would be if ever. There was a time when we need it all the information we can get our hands on its when in life and death is at stake. People who promote abortion rights in Kentucky however say that it's a way to shame women to deter them from seeking abortion care. We'll have to have ultrasounds pictures or images or anything to understand what it means to be pregnant. I was GONNA say can only imagine how he did. The reactions must be. How personal personal gets when you're talking about the consideration of an abortion legally what are the actual legal decisions these judges had made about it the sixth circuit issued an opinion? It was a divided lighted panels. So there were two judges who agreed that the law was fine and that it was constitutional and one who said that what the state was essentially essentially doing was co-opting the physicians autonomy They're examining tables. They're probing instruments. She says and their voices in order to espouse what is essentially a political message judge without regard to the health of the patient or the judgment of the physician according to the majority opinion the law doesn't violate a doctor's First Amendment Rights An ultrasound provide relevant information. So in fact. It's an abortion case. But it's an abortion case that's really about First Amendment Rights and this question of whether the state can compel individuals here physicians to actually provide a message with which they have reservations on so the Supreme Court says we're not taking this up that means means the six circuit decisions as intact right Kentucky. Doctors have to read the script. They have to do the the ultrasound when the court does pick up a case. You know this year next year Melissa is Newish court on abortion. Does this case here. Give us a clue on how they would actually rule right so one of the clues that I think we're getting really really has to do with the composition of the court and how much the court has changed Justice Gorsuch joining the Conservatives in holding that those crisis pregnancy centers which try to persuade women to to carry their pregnancies to term rather than shoes abortion cannot be forced to post a notice inside their senators telling women wear and how they might get abortion. We're getting sort of some subtle signals from different quarters about what this newly constituted conservative majority might do in terms of abortion here. This decision may suggest chest A broader antipathy for abortion rights Because obviously the Kentucky law here gets to stand or it could simply sing doll an unwillingness to take yet another abortion case in. What is likely to be a blockbuster term for the court where there's already a big abortion case and more importantly the bigger questions that are polarizing and really go to the heart of whether or not the United States is going to continue to be a functioning democracy? Keep saying on a number of fronts guns abortion clearly we that there are cases that will come in front of this court the Conservatives feeling this is the chance to get some clarity or maybe even some measure of change to the law here Melissa Murray from NYU law thanks. Thanks so much thanks so much. It seems like Russia controversy is everywhere right. I mean you heard just earlier. We talked about Russian Russian election. Meddling well yesterday practically on cue a different story on Russia emerged again you had. Russia cast is international pariah. Again you had Russia allegedly really playing by its own rules. But this wasn't necessarily about geopolitics about spies or elections. This was about sports and out the news involving the Olympics and Russia tonight tonight the World Anti Doping Agency has banned Russia from taking part in international sports for four years yesterday. Russia was officially banned from the two thousand twenty Olympics as well as the next World Cup in two thousand twenty two by doping officials aren't bring TJ Quinn he's an investigative reporter with our partners at ESPN. You might remember his byline back today. On stories he broke about their bonds and performance enhancing drugs TJ. You're in a better position than anyone to tell us. How big was the decision like this yesterday? Well well. The decision is big But it is not final. Everybody's waiting to see if the World Anti Doping Agency would take this kind of step but what a lot of people within the anti-doping movement were hoping for was a blanket ban on all Russian athletes. Because this this is not some recent thing that came up behind behind the pomp and pageantry and explosive secret a stunning accusation. Russia cheated taking advantage of its home turf. This goes all the way back to so this was not some a couple of bad apples This was a state run system. According to row Chen Cov during the Sochi games Russian Russian intelligence agents posed as maintenance workers entering the athlete testing lab then breaking into tamper-proof collection bottles and swapping wapping out dirty urine of Russian athletes for clean sample the only correction. I I I would make our only take issue with is I would say. This is absolutely absolutely geopolitics Everything about this system was run. From the Kremlin with protection from the Kremlin the FSP actually helped execute the doping scheme where spy agency exactly the EH the successor to the KGB and so you had spies and you had You had fancy bear the same group that was hacking the DNC was also hacking water And trying to hack other agencies that they thought were hostile to Russian interest so it really is all part of one big machine in this case it happens to be sports on even as these schemes have have been documented again and again the Russians of steadfastly denied their government was involved in yesterday's move was really political. Are they being penalized for the same stuff from a few few years ago like nothing's changed well. It was amazing tightrope that they were going to try to walk. Wada set out what it called a roadmap for for how Russia could restore itself and part of that was admitting that it was state-sponsored which they just refuse to do I'm quite the. IOC would prefer That hunt was declared compliant. Mind the IOC pressured water into restoring Russia before it had met the conditions conditions of that road map and then once the data was turned over. It didn't take very long to figure out that it had been tampered with. We simply can't walkaway from the commitments. We have an road months so water was stuck and its entire credibility at stake if it didn't act decisively acidly I was going to say it's not just like Russia missing one Olympic Games right. The data already happened at this point. You're talking about a country getting banned from international sport for AH close to a decade right and it sounds like you're saying it's not just Russia that wants Russia back in the game. There is going to be a ton of pressure the fact that they made that announcement yesterday doesn't settle the issue. First of all they have another twenty days from now to apply to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. which is the the the arbiter for all sports issues and they got the final say on this there will be a lot of attention paid to what arbitrators were picked for this? There's going to be pressure on them. There's going to you can. I'm sure yourself that Russian backed hackers are going to try to get into their phones and their computers like why. TJ This this is sports right. This is sports. You barely get paychecks of the Olympics. You too said Russian athletes will still get to play. They just don't get you know. Russia doesn't get any credit for it. So but why would it still be so important enough to do any of these things. It's sport for Russia like a lot of countries especially when run by a leader like Vladimir Putin see sports is an extension of national. Pride is a big deal. Everything with the Olympic Games was to demonstrate trait that Russia had risen off. Its knees that sport is an extension of power. That was why he was so important to get this. Oh Ci game. That's why I was so important to get the World Cup There've been all sorts of accusations about how they got it. So the idea of a room full of hackers trying to get any information they can on the people who are GonNa be you decide in the future. Absolutely they're going to do that and the International Olympic Committee says it stands by WADA's decision here which kind of has to write because what has has more power than it used to a couple of years ago for pressuring water an IOC member said in the past that softer rulings have been about pragmatically bringing Russia. Back into the fold. That's how you gotta Eh. TJ Quinn from ESPN. Thanks so much last thing yesterday yesterday. The Golden Globe. Nominations revealed when you bring me out commute introduced me as joker and it was from innocent of what Natalie Portman said a few years ago we are honored to be here to present the award for best director and here are the all male nominees. Not a lot has changed. There were Renault. Female Film Directors nominated despite a lot of people getting buzz and of the thirty film. Acting nominees. Only two are black. Twenty five are white spoiler oiler alert. That is not representative of the makeup of this country when this happened. I'm going to text him. And you remember the Oscarssowhite Hashtag a couple years back back. Well the academy made big changes because of that not just to its selection process but to the very list of people who do the selecting place to priority on a more diverse voter panel. Well who are the Golden Globe voters. The Hollywood. Foreign press is famously small insulated. Not a lot of people know their names but if they kind of shape the Oscars conversation conversation that makes them essentially the gatekeepers to the gatekeepers. At least that's the way it's been him if the more diverse Oscar voters starting noreen them insiders say that is. When you'll I'll see a change because the worst thing in Hollywood is not bad publicity? It's irrelevance ooh I just can't wait to see the award for creepiest aging techniques techniques. Because I love Robert Deniro but I was freaked out when I was watching the Irishman. Anyway start here tomorrow. Thank you for the ratings and reviews we keep coming the rest of you guys more and all these stories is it. ABC News Dot COM ABC News. Add bilking tomorrow Are you hiring with indeed. You can post a job in minutes. Set up screener questions then. Zero in on your short list of qualified candidates using an online dashboard get started today at indeed dot com slash. Start here that's indeed dot com slash start here.