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>> world news with david muir is coming up next. >> for all of us, we appreciate your time and we'll see you again at 6:00. >> bye-bye. tonight, breaking news from the floor of the democratic national convention. what we have just learned about president obama and his plan for that stage right here tonight. once fierce competitors, now president obama, about to make the case for hillary clinton. and the other president and the personal side. >> in the spring of 1971, i met a girl. >> and the moment, that symbolic glass shattered. also breaking, as this all plays out in philly, did donald trump today tell russia it's okay to spy on america? in front of the cameras, many asking, did he just give russia an open invitation to spy on hillary clinton? the church attack. the new and chilling video tonight. a priest forced to kneel before being killed.
and pope francis tonight saying, this is war. the outrage in baltimore tonight, all charges dropped. the remaining officers will not stand trial in the freddie gray case. and the urgent search. the family that went missing while snorkeling. and late word now coming in. good evening from philadelphia tonight, where there are two major headlines breaking as we come on the air. just as the democratic convention plays out here in philly, it was donald trump today who walked in front of the cameras and ignited a firestorm with what he said. inviting russia to spy on hillary clinton. it all comes as you look live tonight at the convention hall. this crowd, awaiting president obama a short time from now. and you'll remember, it was eight years ago, hillary clinton who lost to him, came out at that convention and said barack
obama was her candidate. tonight, he will do that for her, in fact, we have just learned some of what the president plans to do on this stage behind me. but it was what donald trump said today that caused an uproar. did he encourage espionage? abc's tom llamas, leading us off. >> reporter: tonight, donald trump with a message to russia -- hack hillary clinton's e-mails from her time as secretary of state, and release them publicly. >> russia, if you're listening, i hope you're able to find the 30,000 e-mails that are missing. i think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press. >> reporter: and trump, not backing away from encouraging the cyber espionage. >> do you have qualms about asking a foreign government, russia, china, anybody to interfere, to hack into a system of anybody's in this country? >> that's up to the president. let the president talk to him. >> does that not give you pause? >> no. it gives me no pause. if they have them, they have we might as well -- hey, you know what gives me more pause? that a person in our government,
crooked hillary clinton, here's what gives me pause. be quiet. i know you want to, you know, save her. >> reporter: the bipartisan backlash, fast and furious. clinton's top foreign policy adviser calling this a "national security issue," adding, "this has to be the first time that a major presidential candidate has actively encouraged a foreign power to conduct espionage against his political opponent." and from a spokesman for house speaker paul ryan, "russia is a global menace led by a devious thug. putin should stay out of this election." trump seeing it a different way. >> i'm not going to tell putin what to do. why should i tell putin what to do? >> reporter: the republican nominee has showered praise on the russian president. >> look, hey, putin likes me. i think i'd get along with him. i respect putin, he's a strong leader. >> reporter: but today, trump denies any relationship. >> i never met putin. i don't know who putin is. he said one nice thing about me. he said i'm a genius. i said thank you very much and that was the end of it. >> reporter: still, trump has courted russian billionaires close to putin to invest in his projects.
one of them hosted trump's miss universe pageant in moscow three years ago. now, growing questions about whether trump has business deals in russia, and whether the proof lies in his tax returns, which he is refusing to release. do you have any major investments in russia? >> none. >> reporter: and if the answer is no, why not release your tax returns? >> because it's under audit. i'll release them when the audit is completed. but zero, i will tell you right now. >> reporter: and for good measure, trump blasting president obama's frosty relations with putin. >> putin has said things over the last year that are really bad things, okay? he mentioned the "n" word one time. i was shocked to hear him mention the "n" word, you know what the "n" word is, right? he mentioned it. i was shocked. he has a total lack of respect for president obama. i think he's going to respect your president, if i'm elected. and i hope he likes me. >> and tom llamas joins us live tonight from scranton, pennsylvania. tom, we heard donald trump tell you there that he won't release his taxes until the audit is complete, which could be after election day. but you told us there were two other moments during that press conference during which
reporters corrected him? >> reporter: david, in that wide-ranging news conference, which lasted almost an hour, donald trump made two noticeable mistakes. first, he called the reagan shooter david hinckley, not john hinckley, and he also criticized tim kaine for doing a bad job in new jersey, when he really meant virginia. both times, reporters corrected him, almost instantly. david? >> tom llamas, leading us off tonight. tom, thank you. meantime this evening, we have just learned some of what president obama plans to say about hillary clinton, just a short time from now. and abc's cecilia vega is right down on the floor with that part of the story tonight. >> reporter: tonight, president obama preparing to take the stage for what the white house calls, quote, the biggest moment he has left. >> what's happening tonight? oh. that was a joke. you look so serious. feel great. >> reporter: obama arrives in philadelphia with one urgent goal. to make the case for hillary clinton. it is his turn to return the favor. in 2008, clinton in defeat, on
that convention stage, urging her supporters to vote for him. >> barack obama is my candidate and he must be our president. >> reporter: from bitter adversaries on the campaign trail to close partners in the white house. now, the president, her most powerful ally. >> there has never been any man or woman more qualified for this office than hillary clinton. ever. >> reporter: senior white house officials telling abc news the president will make clear tonight that she is, quote, the torchbearer for the democratic party. and yes, expect some hard knocks on donald trump. and he is already decrying the attacks on clinton. >> as somebody who, you know, has had my share of getting
whacked in the public eye, i'm surprised by it, sometimes. and i don't think it's fair. >> reporter: obama, of course, not the only president in clinton's corner. >> in the spring of 1971, i met a girl. >> reporter: bill clinton lashing out at her republican opponents. >> a real changemaker represents a real threat. so, your only option -- your only option is to create a cartoon. a cartoon alternative. then run against the cartoon. >> reporter: tonight, hillary clinton herself one step closer to celebrating this historic moment. >> and cecilia vega joining us down from a very boisterous, excited crowd there on the convention floor tonight. and cecilia, bill clinton last night never mentioned donald trump by name, nor did michelle obama on night number one. but you've learned tonight that president obama will this evening?
>> reporter: david, we're told that unlike those other primetime speakers, the president will go there, and he will mention donald trump's name repeatedly. one source just now telling me that when it comes to donald trump, the president will lay out what's at stake in this election. david? >> all right, cecilia, i'll see you in primetime tonight. in the meantime, we do have new reporting this evening on when president obama spent much of his time tweaking and finishing what he will say about hillary clinton right here tonight. and it turns out, it has a lot to do with what he saw from his wife, first lady michelle obama, earlier this week, who made that emotional case for clinton to start the week off. abc's jonathan karl is on the floor tonight, and you have learned, he was up watching and then stayed up for hours after the first lady's speech to finish this off? >> reporter: david, the president started writing his speech more than two weeks ago. he had been through it, about half dozen drafts, but at the white house on monday night, he was watching michelle obama give her speech and after that, he stayed up until 3:30 in the morning, we are told, at the white house, reworking his speech. obama alumni on the clinton team
are not lowering expectations. they are expecting one of his best speeches. >> and we heard cecilia just report there that the president is expected to talk about donald trump here. but jon, you also have right in front of you some of that speech, one of the central arguments the president plans to make tonight? >> reporter: david, he'll talk about working with hillary clinton side by side in the white house, including during that osama bin laden raid. he will say in excerpts we have, quote, nothing truly prepares you for the oval office. hillary has been in the room. she's been part of those decisions. >> all right, jon karl live with us tonight. and jon, as you know, also on that stage this evening, virginia senator tim kaine. hillary clinton's choice for v.p. he was on that stage for a walkthrough today, tweeting this photo, with the caption, "taking it all in." but what about the other potential v.p. picks passed over, among them, senator elizabeth warren? i asked her tonight, does she believe kaine was the right pick? her answer, already making headlines today. but i start with donald trump, who tweeted after warren's
speech here in philly, "sad to watch." and he used a name he frequently calls her. after your speech, donald trump sent out a tweet, calling you pocahontas -- >> i'm shocked. >> reporter: saying it was sad to watch. this that racist? >> you know, donald trump has proven that he is a thin-skinned racist. >> reporter: but is that calling him a name, too? >> no, it fits the fact. come on. look at what he has said about mexicans. look what he has said about muslims. look what he says over and over. in fact, you don't even have to quote me on this, when he had rulings against him over trump university, he was being sued for fraud over that university, he tried to attack the judge. donald trump said, well, i think i've heard that he is mexican, and therefore, he can't sit in judgment in my case. >> reporter: the democratic party has embraced you. in particular, you are a darling on the left, and so many people
wanted you to be the v.p. pick. when tim kaine became the pick, a lot of people in this crowd, when they heard clinton/kaine, booed at the beginning of this week. was he the right pick? >> look, i've known tim kaine since i've been in the senate and he is a good man. >> reporter: but the right pick? >> well, he's a good man, he has a good heart and he has a lot of experiences. i think he is going to be a valuable member of the team for secretary clinton. >> reporter: there are so many people in this country who look at hillary clinton, she's been in the public eye for 25 years in this country, and yet they feel like they still don't know her, they don't know what makes her tick. what does she need to do on that stage? >> that's a good question. you know, she's had 25 years of attacks. and in a sense, for me at least, i think that means she's really revealed to the american people who she is. a lot of people would've just hung up their spurs. they would have said, you know, take it, i don't need this.
but instead, she gets up and fights for what she believes in. >> senator warren, one-on-one with us. and i'll be joining george and the entire powerhouse political team later tonight in primetime, 10:00 eastern, for full coverage of president obama's speech and, of course, we'll see you then. but in the meantime, we do move onto other news tonight, and to a major headline overseas. new and chilling images of that terror attack on a church in france. an elderly priest, brutally murdered. tonight, heavily armed police standing guard outside that church. isis taking responsibility. and this evening, pope francis is now saying, this is war. here's abc's alex marquardt. >> reporter: police moving in on the church, shields up, the two attackers inside with the hostages, using them to block the door. one hostage is seen being led to safety. moments later, the killers running out, shot down by the police. the attackers had made the priest kneel, one of the hostages said, and performed a kind of sermon before stabbing
him to death. tonight, isis released video of the two teen attackers pledging allegiance. one was 19 years old and known to the authorities, closely resembling this man the anti-terror unit issued a search for. the other identified as adel kermiche, also 19, who twice last year tried to go to syria to fight. when kermiche tried to go to syria a second time, he was jailed for ten months and then put into house arrest here at his family's home with a tracking bracelet. he was only allowed out the house four hours a day, and it was in that window that he carried out this attack. flying to poland for world youth day, pope francis saying, "the world is now at war," but insisting this terror is not part of a religious war. terror that now france and the rest of europe know will continue. alex marquardt, abc news, st.-etienne-du-rouvray, france. >> alex, thank you. and back here at home tonight, and to that decision in baltimore. prosecutors dropping all remaining charges in the death of freddie gray.
gray's death, from a severed spine, followed a ride in a police van, sparking riots. six officers were charged. four have been tried, none of them convicted. and tonight, baltimore is now on edge, amid new questions about why the prosecution failed to make its case. abc's david kerley, from baltimore tonight. >> reporter: riots after the death of freddie gray, but tonight, no one will be held criminally responsible. that stunning development coming as this police officer entered court to prepare for trial, when prosecutors announced, they are dropping all charges against the remaining three officers. three other cases ending in acquittals, on charges of not belting gray into a police wagon during his transport. his neck was broken. the prosecutor remained defiant while still dropping the charges. >> we do not believe freddie gray killed himself. we stand by the medical examiner's determination that freddie gray's death was a homicide. >> reporter: still, there is a divide here, as the prosecutor charged some members of the police department with a biased
and questionable investigation. >> the comments made today about our officers by ms. mosby were outrageous and uncalled for, and simply not true. >> reporter: the baltimore police department has made changes, and more may be coming. the justice department is investigating this city's police department, a probe that started after gray's death in custody. david? >> david kerley in baltimore for us. thanks, david. and next here, to a controversial ruling. the man who attempted to assassinate president ronald reagan will soon be free. john hinckley jr. shot president reagan 35 years ago in order to impress actress jodie foster. he was found not guilty by reason of insanity. hinckley, seen in this "daily mail" photo from 2014, has lived in a mental hospital ever since, but a judge has now decided that he is no longer a risk. president reagan's family tonight is divided on that decision. there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this wednesday. lost at sea. the desperate search for a family that went missing while
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