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goblins tonight. that's whoo's happening "today in the bay." we'll be back at 11:00 a.m. >> we'll be back with a local update. it's halloween. enjoy the night. . good morning. tip of the iceberg. are the indictments against two of president trump's former top aides just the beginning? and one former campaign advisor pleads guilty, so what exactly has he been telling the fbi? undue influence? officials from facebook, twitter, and google set to face top questions starting today on capitol hill where as many as 126 million americans exposed to russian linked posts on facebook alone during the presidential race? we're live in washington. something fishy. new questions raised about the rescue of those two women who claim they were lost at sea for five months. officials now revealing they had an emergency beacon on their
sailboat the entire time, so why didn't they activate it? >> those stories, plus selena gomez gets candid about the health battle she waged in secret. >> i needed to get my mind right, be healthy. >> more of our exclusive interview. a first look at the new iphone 10 three days before it hits the stores. ♪ my heart is a ghosttown >> and costume foolery. it's time for our annual halloween reveal, and this one will have you seeing stars. you'll never be able to unsee. today, tuesday, october 31st, 2017. ♪ my heart is a ghost town >> welcome to "today." so glad to have you with us on this halloween morning. let's look at you as you used to be before the transformation.
>> i have been preparing for this moment my whole life. >> that's what i'm afraid of. we have a fun morning planned. wheat get to that a little bit later on. let's get to the top story. the fall-out of the first indictments in the special counsel investigation of the trump campaign's alleged ties to russia. >> that's right. the white house is attempting to brush aside these criminal charges against former trump campaign chairman paul manafort and his one-time top aide rick gates, but it's actually the plea deal with another campaign advisor who pled guilty and is now cooperating with the fbi that could be the bigger concern. we have reports now. we'll also talk to another former campaign manager, cory lou louindowski. good morning to you. >> links between the campaign and justice officials. the kremlin dismissing these new headlines as groundless accusations, even as the
president's top aides say the trump investigation has become very distracting for president trump. >>. >> reporter: this morning the white house pushing back reacting to the first criminal charges in robert mueller's russia investigation. the president's chief of staff on fox news. >> all of the activities, as i understand it, that they were indicted for was long before they ever met donald trump or had any association with the campaign. >> press secretary sarah sanders also downplaying the news. >> today's announcement has nothing to do with the president, has nothing to do with the president's campaign or campaign activity. >> but court documents reveal a volunteer trump campaign foreign policy advisor, george papanopolous pleaded guilty to lying to the fbi about his timing with contacts. in his documents he said he was told by the russians they had dirt on hillary clinton, including thousands of emails. that was april 2016, well before it was publicly known the
russians had hacked the democrats. one month earlier this photo shows papanopolous with then candidate trump who had praised the consultant in a meeting with -- >> he is an oil and energy consultant. excellent guy. >> reporter: the 30-year-old was arrested three months ago and has since been cooperating with mueller's investigators. court documents refer to unnamed campaign officials who were aware he was trying to set up a meeting between trump and vladimir putin during the campaign. law enforcement sources tell nbc news one of those unnamed officials was former trump campaign chairman paul manafort. both manafort and his former deputy rick gates pleading not guilty monday to federal felony charges during a short court appearance. they're accused of hiding millions in foreign consulting fees to avoid paying taxes, failing to register as foreign lobbyists, and lying to the fbi. prosecutors say the two men
pocketed $75 million from 2006 to 2015 stashing the money in off shore banks to hide it from the government. the indictment makes no mention of manafort's role in the trump campaign. manafort's lawyer calling the charges ridiculous. >> i think you all saw it today that president donald trump was correct, there is no evidence that mr. manafort or the trump campaign colluded with the russian government. >> reporter: prosecutors say man why fort's money helped cover the cost of four homes from manhattan to suburban washington d.c. as well as other lavish purchases. more than a quarter million dollars on luxury cars, 900,000 plus for antique rugs, 1.4 million on clothes, accident and nearly 8 million in home improvements. the judge set bail for both men ordering them to home detention. >> the president this morning responding on twitter accusing the fake news of working overtime. quoting paul manafort's lawyer who said there was no collusion
and adding few people knew the low level volunteer named george who has already proven to be a liar. of course, remember, the president knew george papanopolous. he called him an excellent guy during that interview with "the post" last year. matt and savannah. >> thank you. legal analyst ari melber is with us. in one sense the white house was breathing a sigh of relief when the manafort and gates indictments came down, and the conduct doesn't touch on the time when they are involved in the trump campaign. it pleads guilty to meeting with russians, trying to arrange a meeting with russians and the trump campaign, and the russians telling if he has dirt -- they've got dirt on hillary clinton. how does it all shake down? >> how it shakes down is the big difference waking up this morning. you have someone pleading guilty to russia related issues from the campaign. there's no dispute to this part. he lied to the fbi about it. now he admits that. that is a huge break in the russia investigation even if we
don't know how high other problems go. >> this isn't the end. this is only the beginning. what's the prosecutorial strategy here? you have manafort and gates. you've got them indicted. you let them marinate for a little bit, allowing them to contemplate the consequences they faced all the while knowing this other guy, papadopolous is want coulding to the investigation, and you come back at a later date and dangle that again? >> you are putting your finger on the strategy and what is so fascinating about this news. the only reason any of us know this is because bob mueller wants us to know this. this is part of his strategy. to unfurl this financial set of crimes and something that has direct evidence linking back to the direct efforts to try to help the donald trump campaign. clearly bob mueller's strategy is he got what he can get from his cooperating witness, and now he wants other people on notice, look how far ahead of this we are. maybe you want to be on the cooperating side.
>> ari, thank you very much. cory lewendowski served as trump campaign manager just before paul mania farth manafor currently an advisor to a super pact. good morning to you. >> happy halloween. good morning to you. >> how well do you know george? >> he was a low level volunteer who might have attended a meeting of the foreign policy advisory team. the one meeting that took place. he was not a person who was involved with the day to day operations of the campaign or a person who i recall interacting with on a regular basis at all. >> were you aware or was anyone in the white house aware that he had actually been arrested as part of this investigation back in july? have you had any interaction or has anyone in the inner circle had interaction with him in the time since july? >> you know, i can't speak for the people in the white house or what they may or may not be aware of, but i can say un
unequivocally on behalf of myself, i have not had interactions with george since i left the campaign that i can recall in june of 2016, and have not had any interaction, and i was not aware of his arrest other than what was reported yesterday. >> knowing that he was arrested and is now cooperating with the special counsel, if he was in contact with anyone in the inner circle through phone calls or emails or visits to the white house, do you imagine there are some people in the white house this morning waking up with dry mouths? >> well, look, i can say this. you know, i know a number of the people in the white house. i had the privilege of working with them on the campaign, and george was never a person who was part of a team that was interacting with a senior management on a regular basis. look, if george did, in fact, lie to the fbi and he has been arrested for those lies, then he should be accountable for that, which anybody should be. i don't think there's any concern in the white house about his -- any potential contact that he may or may not have had. >> cory, let's see if we can clear up a few things from the indictment, which i'm sure you have read.
are you the "high ranking campaign official" who received three or four emails from george papadopolous during this april, may, june time period during the campaign? >> you know, it's a great question, savannah, and i don't know the answer to it because as you know, as the campaign manager to the trump campaign, i was receiving thousands of emails a day. i don't know if that is -- if that was specifically referring to me or was that paul manafort or was that rick gates or somebody else? i don't know the answer to that. >> some of the emails have quotes. frafrm, one of the emails states that the campaign official, which may or may not be you, forwarded an e-mail and said you are running point on this. did you send an e-mail like that? >> yeah. savannah, look, i don't recall that specific e-mail, but you are asking me to remember an e-mail from april of 2016 on a day that i -- any given day i would have received 1,000 emails and this would have potentially am cool from a low level volunteer. i don't remember the exact e-mail, so i don't know if i'm that person or not, and i can't
speak to who is that -- who is named in that particular incident. >> at any time, cory, did george tell you either verbally or in an e-mail that russian officials had told him that they had dirt on hillary clinton specifically thousands of her emails? do you ever receive -- remember receiving that message from george? >> i don't remember that, and the reason would be is because george was such a low level volunteer. i don't recall having much interaction with him throughout the campaign. he would have potentially been talking to somebody else in the campaign, but as the campaign manager, particularly that time when we were in the middle of an intense primary fight with ted cruz and john kasic, my day to day operating was not interacting with a low level volunteer. >> let me see if we can clarify this. were you aware that the russians had hacked the dnc computers and emails before the news broke? did you get that information from someone before april of that year?
>> to the best of my knowledge, absolutely not. when i found out about that, i found out about it through public press reports. >> cory, has the fbi asked to interview you? have you been interviewed by the fbi? >> look, let me be very clear. i'll be more than happy to cooperate with any ongoing investigation. i will be as clear as i can be. i will cooperate with any investigation because i am 100% certain that all of my interactions at the campaign were beverage board and legal, and i have nothing to hide. if they ask me to participate, i'll be happy to do that unekwifically. >> all right. cory, thank you very much. appreciate your time. >> another storyline connected to russian interference involves the spread of misinformation on sites like facebook, twitter, and google, and starting today representatives from all three are testifying in hearings on capitol hill. nbc business correspondent jolene kent is there. good morning to you. >> matt, good morning. ahead of today's hearings, we are getting more information and
new details on exactly how widespread this problem may have been. 126 million americans exposed to russian backed content on facebook in the lead-up to the presidential election back in 2016, and there is much more. >> reporter: new bombshells from facebook and twitter on russia's attempt to influence american voters in the lead-up to the 2016 election. facebook revealing to nbc news that 80,000 pokes from russian-backed facebook accounts potentially reached one-third of all americans between 2015 and 2017. according to prepared testimony obtained by nbc news, the world's largest social network will tell congress today that approximately 126 million people may have been served one of their stories at some point during the two-year period. those posts came from 120 fake russia-backed pages. at first they only reached 29 million users, but then through likes, shares, and follows, they
reached 126 million americans. that's half of all eligible voters. facebook says we shut these accounts down and began trying to understand how they misused our platform. the content was seperate from 3,000 targeted ads on facebook and instagram, paid for by russian entities. the admission comes nearly a year after facebook's ceo mark zuckerberg initially brushed off facebook's role in the election. a position he recently walked back. >> i don't want anyone to use our tools to undermine democracy. that's not what we stand for. >> also new today, twitter says it found nearly 37,000 accounts that were linked to russian entities between september 1st and november 15th, 2016. these automated accounts, or bots, tweeted 1.4 million times and were seen 288 million times. twitter says the impact was limit adding russian-linked automated accounts added to less than three-quarter of a percent of the overall election reeld
tweelts on twitter at the time. investigators are expecting more answers from twitter, facebook, and google in a series of hearings starting today on capitol hill. >> i want to know what we're going to do to make sure that our 2018 and 2020 elections are secure because, frankly, this threat is going to continue. they have a responsibility to help us stop foreign interference in our elections. >> another big question on the minds of congressional investigators is what will happen next and if there is any link between the trump campaign and these social media companies and their links to russia. back to you, guys. >> all right, joe. thank you very much. now to a surprise move of the sentencing hearing of bo bergdahl. he took the witness stand on monday and made a tearful apology for abandoning his post in afghanistan back in 2009. nbc's kerry sanders is at fort bra bra braggwith more on this, where good morning. >> good morning, savannah. bo bergdahl could face life in
prison after pleading guilty to dessertion, and misbehavior before the enemy. in a surprise move he took the stand here and dramatically apologized for what he had done during war. >> high emotion in court from army sergeant bo bergdahl. bergdahl surprising observers by taking the stand and teergfarfu apologizing to those after desserting his post in afghanistan back in 2009. it was never my intention for anyone to be hurt, bergdahl said, reading from a statement, and choking back tears. i grieve for those who have suffered and their families. one of those soldiers master sergeant mark allen, was shot in the head while searching for bergdahl. his wife, shannon, testifying just before bergdahl's apology. tearfully describing the traumatic brain injury, that paralyzed her husband, leaving him unable to speak or hold their 9-year-old daughter. he is not able to reach out for her or talk to her, she said.
bergdahl was released in 2014 after being held by the taliban for five years in a controversial prisoner exchange under the obama administration. in graphic testimony monday, bergdahl described how during his captivity he was kept in a cage for four of the five years. bergdahl saying he was repeatedly beaten, conclude, i think about what i did every day. but on social media little sympathy. he is a coward that ruined the lives of brave men and their family, said one. another writing, he is only sorry he might go to jail for life, which is what he deserves. sentiments echoed by then candidate trump on the campaign trail. >> a dirty rotten traitor. >> bergdahl's legal team had asked the judge to dismiss the case because of comments by president trump. the judge declined. he said he would consider the president's comments as a mitigating factor for sentencing. >> bergdahl was on the stand for more than two hours because he
read his apology and gave his testimony without first being sworn in. prosecutors will not be able to cross-examine him. savannah, matt. >> let's say some of the group, somebody here, might be wearing something a little more thers o halloween. is it going to -- >> we know it's not me. >> is it going to be cold out there? >> it's going to be very brisk, and this is going to be one of those trick-or-treats where, remember when you were a kid and mom made you put the coat on over the costume? never a good time. but all in all not too shabby out there. we're looking below average tems. especially up in the upper mississippi river valley. the western plains. heavy rain developing down through texas on into parts of arkansas and oklahoma. beautiful weather out west. we're going to at the time to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. this. that one. ♪
♪ happy halloween. i'm meteorologist, kari hall. we start with cool temperatures. here is a live look outside at the golden gate bridge as we head out the door. a nice warm jacket, the high temperatures reaching low to mid-60s. upper 60s for the inland valleys. more dry weather, then a chance of rain friday into the weekend. off and on showers and cool temperatures with highs reaching upper 50s. >> and that's your latest weather, matt. >> al, thank you very much. coming up, the questions being raised about the rescue of those two women who say they
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the coast. san francisco, 50 degrees. oakland, 5:00, 60 degrees. quickly cooling off temperatures around sunset. we'll be in the mid-50s throughout the night with breezy wind. the next few days, the temperatures stay on the cool side in san francisco with upper 50s. up to 61 by thursday and the rain moving in late friday into the weekend. we'll see periods of showers off and on from friday to monday morning. let's head to mike for an update on the commute. better news for the bay bridge. we have the crash that cleared from the tunnel. a scooter of some sort, a smaller vehicle, but no major injuries. the commute is westbound 80. you may see more folks across the bridge as well as the san mateo bridge. south of the bridge, good for a tuesday. no crashes blocking the lane.
♪ we're back now at 7:30. that is a great crowd out on our plaza. all gussied up for the halloween morning. we're going to get out in just a moment and we too will be unrecognizable. >> i love when the people come in costumes. it gives aus bravery to go out there. >> we're not alone. >> we're going to get to the big reveal in just a little while. let's begin with a check of today's head lines, starting with the first charges in the russian probe. indictment fallout. the white house brushes aside the criminal charges brought against former trump campaign officials paul manafort and rick gates. >> all of the activities as i
understand is was long before they ever met donald trump or head asos united nations with the campaign. >> but a plea deal with another campaign worker who did have contact with the russians could prove to be a bigger concern to the trump administration. >> the trump campaign adviser was communicating with well connected russians offering him dirt on hillary clinton including e-mails as far back as april, 2016. >> company toured. u.s. command doughs nap a key spect linked to the attack that killed four americans including ambassador christopher stevens. out of the woods. 14-time major champ tiger woods announces plans to return to competitive golf. >> march of the penguins, a university in ohio sets a world wo record when more than 900 people dressed in penguin costumes. >> we were going to -- oh no.
>> change of plans. >> also, this morning, new doubts are now being raised about the remarkable rescue from two women from hawaii who say they were stranded at sea for about five months. we have the details on this. >>reporter: happy halloween morning to you. overnight we got new details about some part of that story that simply don't add up raising questions about whether that incredible tail of survival is in fact credible. the women this morning standing by their account. >> this morning, new questions about that harrowing sboourvive sea. all parties arriving in japan yesterday saying they had drifted helplessly in the pacific for five months. >> had they nod been able to locate us we would have been dead within 24 hours. >> but the u.s. coast guard said the women never activated the emergency beacon.
they admit the pair did not activate the baek conwriting we were in distress but were throatithroat floating. felt the week conshould only be activated if we were in him nents danger. looking back, we should have acty vatded it sooner. the women set sail from honolulu but said a storm swamped their engine and broke the mast. the coast guard says it made contact them in june near tahiti. the captain saying they were not in distress and expected to make land the neck morning. telling nbc we never got near ta hetty. >> as for the devastating forms. we had winds between 50 and 72 miles an hour and waves up to 35 feet. >> the national weather service now saying there were no storm systems in or around hawaii at
that time. and guy, the women said they had six forms of communication on board that includes satellite phones, radios, all went dead. in the statement she said once the boat is recovered anyone can check the details and see that none of those communications worked. >> all right. thank you very much. big day forr al roker. >> let's get to the spooky goings on. looking at not a bad night for trick or treating. washington, clear and 50 degrees, death valley california, 69 degrees tonight. skull creek nebraska. blood town georgia, 56 and sleepy hollow new york, clear and chilly. temperature of good morning, i'm meteorologist, kari hall.
nice, cool weather on this halloween. as you get ready to head out the door, mainly clear in the tri-valley. we drop to 46 degrees. upper 50s for the peninsula and south bay. san francisco now 51 degrees. for the afternoon, only going to make it to 60 in san francisco. upper 60s for napa and santa rosa and also in concord, 69 degrees. 67 degrees for livermore, san jose and palo alto. >> get your halloween forecast tonight, from our friends at the weather channel. >> thanks. now, to our exclusive and emotional interview, selena gomez, and her best friend and kidney donor, fans ya raisa. this morning, she hoopens up to what led to her battle with lup lupus. >> i would get headaches and fatigue. and i kept going. i ignored it.
it was not something that i wanted to accept. ♪ >> reporter: for years, selena gomez rarely stopped. the pop star making new music, appearing on red carpets, appearing in commercials and movies. >> i didn't accept it. that's extremely selfish. at the same time, really, really just unnecessary. you know? not really proud of that. >> reporter: it sounds like you're being hard on yourself. to me, it seems like, weren't you just a young woman who wanted to just not have to be sick? >> sure. yeah. that would be easier if i had just accepted that. but i am the hardest person on myself, for sure. >> reporter: selena took a break to deal with anxiety, panic attacks and delegislation. her close friend was worried. >> i went away to a facility. i took some time off. i needed to get my mind right, be healthy.
i removed myself from everyone in my life. >> six months without speaking. >> yeah. just the fact that you have people in your life that can understand where you're are, not judge you for it. >> it was a huge lesson of friendship and trust. it's easy to feel offended or want to be there. they need to go through their own thing. >> i had everything. and i was absolutely broken inside. and i kept it all together enough to where i would never let you down. but i kept it too much together to where i let myself down. >> reporter: you feel like you got caught up in the business or fame or that kind of stuff? >> i definitely don't. i don't think i accepted the position i had. it was me almost feeling guilty about fame because people can see anyone in my pgs aosition a say they have it all. they have everything. they get to live a cool life. >> privately, it's a different
feeling. >> yes. you're isolated. you're being looked at. you're being judged. i'm always trying to be nice. i want to be great. that's genuinely who i am, deep down. but it just seemed pointless. >> the anxiety and the panic and some of the parts of that. that's part of lupus, isn't it? >> it is. everything affects your body, too. i think that's a huge part of why i was feeling that way. i had a lot of fatigue. i wouldn't want to leave the bed a lot. >> reporter: today, selena is feeling better than she has in years, all thanks to francia's healthy kidney. francia, it takes a lot of courage to do what you did. >> yeah. >> reporter: a lot. where did that come from? >> the only answer i have is god. honestly. if i didn't have any relationship with god, i don't think i would be able to. >> i believe that it does happen for a reason. i think a huge part of my discernment and my honesty and my truth is because i had a
relationship with god. >> reporter: both chose to share their health journey because they hope others will consider organ donation. their story has already raised awareness about lupus. >> lupus has been a misunderstood disorder. very few people knew what it was. all that has changed. and it's no exaggeration to say the reason awareness is so much better now than it was is because selena has been brave enough to tell her story. >> reporter: francia and selena say they have no regrets. >> i don't want people to think it's a sad thing i went through this with francia or with anything in my life. at the end of the day, i think all of the stuff i went through made me and defined everything that i am right now. i think it's a really beautiful thing. and i have to remind myself that. it's not a negative experience. >> so interesting to hear her so introspective. she's very candid. you saw the speech of the awards
show. she wants to be open and up front about what she went through and what she learned. how she talks about she failed herself. >> to hear her talk about her faith and all those things. >> and to come at the realization at such a young age is going to help her going forward. >> both selena and francia were young stars. they're back to work now. they're as busy as ever. selena is going to be at the american music awards next month. and francia's new show is called "grownish" and premier in january. can't wait for i phone 10 to hit scores? we have one here in studio 1a. and our
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the glass on front and back is going to allow for wireless charging. no home button. it may be a little to get used to. and you can open it up with facial recognition technology. the lock screen goes from lock to unlock. and i swipe up. even with a costume, yes. one in a million chance that somebody could hack into your phone. pretty incredible and pretty secure. >> very cool. lit's expensive. $1995. is it worth the money? >> if i had to pick one feature that's a standout, over 1 trillion photos every year. if you're like myself and you love your pictures, your selfie cam and your rear-facing cam are the best with the iphone x. worth that upgrade alone.
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happy halloween. we are coming up on 7:56. a clear start as we look outside in san jose as you get ready to head out the door. a cool morning. a fairly cool day considering we should be in the low 70s this time of year. we make it up to 67 in san jose and livermore. concord, a high of 69 and 65 in oakland. 60 degrees today in san francisco. as we break down the forecast for the trick or treaters in san jose, 67 degrees at 5:00. quickly cooling temperatures, that's going to be the trend all around the bay area with breezy wind right around sunset, dropping back to the low 60s and upper 50s later on tonight. the rest of the forecast, stays dry until friday afternoon and that's when we are expecting a cold storm system to move in from the north. it will bring off and on rain in time for the weekend.
let's see how the commute is moving with mike. >> it's moving well. across the bay bridge, a good recovery after an earlier crash. we are looking here, northbound 280, this crash is blocking a lane for quite some time. southbound 680, then clearing and slowing again at 880 up to cupertino. that's standard in that part. 280 is slow. back to you. >> thank you very much. the man authorities say started a bear wildfire is appearing in court. he's there for his arraignment hearing. we have a crew at the courthouse and will have a live report. the police are on the hunt for a man involved in a late night robbery at the 24 hour walgreen. he jumped the counter rksz threatened pharmacists and took off on foot with precipitation drugs on hand. we'll have the latest. another local update in a half hour. have a great halloween morning. the new program in one
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it's 8:00 it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, pushing back. the white house now downplaying the first criminal charges in robert mueller's russia investigation. >> all of the activities as i understand it they were indicted for was long before they met donald trump. >> is this just the beginning? we're live at the white house. making his own path. michael jackson's son, prince, opens up to natalie in a rare interview, about growing up in the spotlight, and how he is different from his pop star father. >> no, i can't dance. it's very sad. it's very sad. i didn't get that gene. and it's almost time. we're minutes away from our huge halloween reveal. from batman and robin.
>> robin. >> yes? >> are you getting a bat wedgy like i am? >> i have a bat wedgy, like you wouldn't believe, batman. >> to a galaxy far, far away. we have had incredible costumes over the year. how do we plan to make this one the best one yet? you're about to find out, tuesday, october 31st, 2017. >> i have a question for eva. how much do you love halloween? >> a latte. >> i'm a little confused, guys. what are you two dressed up as? >> a couple from idaho. >> we have three sisters from indianapolis. >> happy halloween. ♪ a >> you have someone you want to say good morning to? >> happy halloween to our grandkids. >> you know who i have? i have trey from maryland. >> happy halloween. >> happy halloween to our friends and family in indiana. >> happy halloween to our
friends from the plaza. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back to "today." nice to have you with us. not just any tuesday. halloween tuesday. >> waiting patiently for this day. >> we're going to have the big costume reveal, coming up in a little while. we'll get to that in a moment. we begin this half hour with your news at 8:00. and the trump administration trying to distance itself from the first defendants indicted in connection with the russia investigation. we also have new details about what led to these charges. nbc white house correspondent kristen welker joins us with the latest. kristen, good morning. >> reporter: savannah, good morning to you. in an interview overnight, chief of staff john kelly said the criminal charges handed down by special counsel robert mueller are unrelated to the white house and the trump campaign. but court documents show george papadopoulos, a campaign policy adviser, pleaded guilty this month to lying to the fbi about the timing of his contact with russians who had ties to the government. papadopoulos was told by the
russians in april 2016, they had dirt on hillary clinton, including thousands of e-mails. documents show papadopoulos e-mailed a number of trump campaign aides about potential meetings with russians. one of those aides, former trump campaign chairman, paul manafort, according to law enforcement sources. the meetings never happened. both manafort an his former deputy rick gates pleaded not guilty monday to federal felony charges for activities prior to the campaign. savannah. >> kristen welker at the white house, thank you. in the meantime, a federal court has blocked the trump administration from banning transgender people from military service. back in august, the president signed a memorandum that required the u.s. military to discharge transgender service members by no later than march of 2018. on monday, a federal judge ruled that ban was likely unconstitutional saying that transgender service members who sued over the policy were likely to win their lawsuit.
the judge said there was no evidence why a ban should be implemented. news out of hollywood now. an arrest warrant has been obtained for actress rose mcgowan, for felony possession of a controlled substance. officials say the actress left behind personal belongings which tested positive for narcotics on a flight that landed at washington dulles international airport back in january. mcgowan, who has been an outspoken voice against sexual harassment in hollywood claims this warrant was part of a conspiracy to silence her. now we turn to a pick me up this halloween morning. >> leave it to the shriners hospital in salt lake city, to make halloween special for everybody. this year, the hospital expanded its wheel share costume program. for 5-year-old penny peterson, that means trick-or-treating in a candy cart. a "star wars" fan gets to cruise around in a millennium falcon. how about that? and how about an astronaut on
the space shuttle. these are awesome costumes. if halloween makes you hungry, there's a popcorn machine on wheels. there's even, you guys, a taco truck. they are cool. one mom said, thanks to the unique wheelchair costume, others will want to hang out with her daughter. it's just a fun way to celebrate halloween for all the kids. >> people have a big heart and a lot of creativity. fantastic. nice one. al is here with your halloween forecast. >> all right. let's see what we've got before the trick-or-treaters head out. we are looking at a lot of wet weather making its way down through texas and on into parts of arkansas. beautiful weather out west. 59 in seattle. 69 in l.a. 5 in san francisco. a flood watch up for parts of leeward side of lake ontario and lake erie. lots of sunshine that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> good morning. we will have some great halloween weather. it will be a little on the cool side, especially for
san francisco. and then going to see those breezy winds kicking up as we head into the evening. tomorrow, it's only going to get up to 59 degrees, low 60s for thursday, then we will have some rain moving in and time for the weekend, moving from north to south. at times, some spotty showers throughout saturday and sunday. and then finally rapping up early on monday morning. >> that's the latest weather. >> thanks. we have tried just about everything. but what will we be for halloween this year? halloween this year? come on. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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that kind of time to put into halloween costume. there's easy costumes ideas for us who have procrastinated. i'm going to show you a picture and you tell me if you can guess the costume. here's the first one. take a peek. >> the iron chef. >> y'all are good. all right. >> number two. >> okay. >> shadow. that's it. just a shadow. you go with your girlfriend. >> you have to go everywhere together? >> that's interesting when you go to the bathroom. >> number three. >> wonder bread. >> gold medalist. >> gold medal flour. >> breadwinner. simple, right? next one. >> um -- >> blanket. >> hipsters. >> gray something.
>> 50 shades of gray. look how simple this is. you can do that -- >> chip on my shoulder. >> chip on my shoulder. savannah. >> and our final one. who gets this one? >> wine. bread. >> we have to use one. >> miami -- >> mum's the word. >> french kiss. >> yes. >> oh. >> somebody told me in my ear. >> by the way. >> -- there's one in every group. >> another easy one. you have to -- all you need is a wig. a brown fro. pain pallet, bob ross. you get the wig, you'll be good. >> those of us that are a certain age that knows bob ross. >> you go, happy little trees. let's get to our "pop start"
today. prince jackson and his siblings got into the spirit for costume for a cause. he sat down with natalie at his home in encino, california, to talk about that and how he is following in his father's footsteps. >> reporter: he's the oldest of michael jackson's three children. in 1997, michael prince joseph jackson jr. was born into pop's royal family, starting what would be a fascination of the children of the most famous entertainer of the world. are you musical at all? >> not at all. i'm -- >> reporter: you can't moonwalk? >> i can't dance. it's very sad. i didn't get that gene. >> reporter: who has the gene in the family? >> my sister can sing really well. my brother doesn't like to dance. just my sister got it, actually. ♪ it's crazy >> reporter: prince, his 19-year-old sister, paris, and
15-year-old brother, blanket, who changed his name to bee gee, grew up under the protective eye of michael jackson. going through lengths to shield them from the public. this past weekend, the siblings were in the spotlight for the costume for a cause event, to pen fit heal l.a., to help foster kids who have aged out of the system. you're about to be 21. but you're already setting on your own path to making sure that you're helping heal the world. >> yes. >> reporter: where does that come from? >> i think it's the way my dad raised me and my siblings. it's bred into us to give back to the community. >> what do you get out of the work that you're doing? >> my dad always taught me to lead by example. i hope that i can set a good example that you can have fun by helping other people and you can make a change, just by doing that.
encouraging other people to do the same. >> you said this was blanket. but he goes by beegee? >> he has mazes built all around the house. he goes through everything to make sure everything is in its place. if there's a little piece of blood somewhere and he doesn't want it there, it gets moved. >> there's clowns everywhere. >> reporter: being the oldest, i think you have a lot of responsibility on your shoulders, right? have you felt that? >> sometimes i go. but me and my siblings, we get along so well. my sister has grown so much. and i don't see myself as like her older brother. we're equal partners when it comes down to it. and beegee is mature for his age. >> wh >> reporter: what are your memories of watching music videos of your dad and watching his work. >> he didn't like us watching his work. we didn't know who he was as the king of pop until we were significantly older.
>> reporter: how did you find out? >> when we saw a video of his concert and him performing. and girls were passing out. and dudes were passing out. and it was crazy. why are they doing this? i see him every day, you know? >> reporter: what do you think your dad would say, looking down on you, doing this as a family? >> i think he would be proud of the work we're doing and giving back to the community. >> something he would have wanted you to do. >> yeah. >> reporter: for"today," matly morales. >> check that out on "access hollywood." it's time for "the daly click." and this is a huge one. >> "today halloween" is sponsored by snickers. snickers is halloween satisfaction. >> a special huge "daly click." it is this year's big halloween reveal. here we go.
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>> oh. all right. now, where was i? talk about a success story, this o oakie began playing in bars at 16 years old. bumping out 33 singles and 21 hits. now, he is helping other aspiring singers reach their potential, as a coach on nbc's "the voice." and it's no surprise, america has fallen for team blake. ♪ ♪ i'll be your strong and steady you be my glass of wine ♪ ♪ i'll be your shot of whiskey you be my sunny day ♪ ♪ i'll be your shade degretree you be my honey suckle ♪ ♪ i'll be your honey bee >> what would the coach of "the voice" would say if they saw us
right now? >> there's only one way to find out. ask a coach. >> oh, it's miley. >> i love you, miley. >> come on. >> we're the backup dancers. ready? >> miley does it, okay? you have to wait for team miley. hi. here we go. ♪ with my hands up playing my song ♪ ♪ i'm nodding my head like, yeah ♪ ♪ i'm moving my hands like yeah ♪ ♪ my hands up, playing my song ♪ i know i'm going to be okay hey, hey ♪ ♪ it's a party in the usa >> great job, miley. >> i'm team blake and team miley. this soulful southern gentleman has captivated the hearts for
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♪ all this love we feel needs no conversation ♪ ♪ we write it together making love with each other ♪ ♪ islands in the stream that is what we are ♪ ♪ no one in between how can we be wrong ♪ ♪ sail away with me to another world ♪ ♪ and we rely on each other uh-huh ♪ ♪ from one lover to another uh-huh ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> wow. >> i think i speak for all of us when i say, hello, dolly. >> all right. >> somehow, they convinced me to dress as a woman one more time. >> real hard. >> just one more time. believe me, this is not the big surprise of the morning. >> nope. >> blake shelton is not just here because he's part of hoda's
a san francisco safeway store good morning. it's 8:26. i'm marcus washington. a san francisco store worker is in bad condition after police say he was stabbed after confronting. this happened in the richmond district near seventh and cab brea. when the worker confronted the thief, the suspect's dog bit the worker. the victim was stabbed in the back. his injuries are said to be life threatening. the arriving officers say they located the suspect and arrested him. police have not identified the person arrested by officers. we're following a crash on the peninsula. >> palo alto with our live camera, northbound towards mars, southbound jammed up as well. heading down toward university. let's show you the map. the crash was just off the merge
as they come off the dunn barton bridge at marsh. jammed up past the area. we're looking at the south bay which recovered from the earlier crash. the east bay shows slowing through heyward. that's pretty typical. a crash that cleared has more jamming towards 880. and 580 more traffic as folks make the shift over there. travel times tough getting to the bay bridge where the backup at the toll plaza itself is standard off of 24. you're doing pretty well. but look at these other. back to you. >> we'll have another local news update for you in half an hour.
♪ you be my louisiana, i'll be your mississippi, you be my little ♪ >> we're back at 8:30 on this tuesday morning. halloween, 2017. we kicked it off country style for our halloween celebration. this seemed like a really good idea when we talked about it in the meeting a while ago. and the fun is just getting started. blake shelton, the real one. he's going to jump on the plaza in just a moment. >> i love it. >> yeah or nay? >> i don't know what this says about my ego, but i love you even more. >> can we point something out? >> carson. >> yeah. >> you had no idea that billy ray cyrus was going to be here. >> 5:00 a.m., we went out and we
were rehearsing. billy ray, thank you for being here. >> quite a surprise. >> i said i'm going to be here tomorrow. >> real nice surprise. >> i'm so happy to see my daddy. >> i miss you, daddy. >> whose daddy? >> blake shelton and billy ray cyrus on the same stage? >> pretty cool. >> that is cool. >> hoda's got a moment, don't you? >> yes, i do. blake, you want to come with me for a proud moment. we're going to go meet someone in the crowd. >> charlie's going, too. >> charlie's coming, too. >> we've got a young lady, it's her birthday and it's halloween. so they are our pick on the plaza. you look terrific. what are your names? >> thank you. marianne. >> pete. >> what do you think? >> they look beautiful. you look incredible. >> happy birthday. >> happy birthday to y'all. thank you for coming to see us. >> thank you. >> oh.
>> oh, we -- happy birthday roichelle 70th! >> thank you, blake. >> we should also mention, megan, this is your first halloween on "today." >> yes. yes. >> how does this feel? >> every shred of my dignity is gone so i feel like i'm home. >> welcome to the club! >> how do we think she did as shaneah twain? >> awesome. >> i wonder what the real shaneah -- >> we'll ask her because here she is! ♪ ♪ >> oh! >> oh, my god. >> my god. >> that is crazy! >> that is crazy! >> oh. you look awesome. >> oh, my goodness. you look awesome. >> you are gorgeous. >> i would have practiced more if i knew you were going to be here. >> we'll have to do -- a baby.
>> scale of one to ten, how did she do? come on. one to ten? >> see? >> all she's thinking is 10. >> oh. >> no, i have to do the rounds. this is really so fun. >> i spent all morning watching your videos. >> you look so perfect. >> no, this is really, really amazing. >> can i tell you after putting -- it's the first time i ever had a corset on, i highly recommend it. a corset gives what three children take away. >> by the way, do you know, she's now going to be a guest on your album. you two are heading off to go do your show. >> i am just now learning this. >> well then i'll give you the notes and questions and stuff like that. >> this is a great tease. i was going to begin our tease with there's breaking news out of the middle east but i think this is better. >> ladies and gentlemen, shaneah
twain. go have fun on megyn kelly today. >> bye, shaneah. >> this is incredible wardrobe, hair and makeup team. our costume designer phillip huffman. amanda helbut who created these beautiful sets. >> and we also want to mention the pmt dance studio and our producers, malia mccrary and christina. time to get onto the weather. >> i didn't know who you were talking to. >> announcer: today's weather is brought to you by ihop. eat up every moment. >> as we take a quick look and show you what's happening weather wise, tonight is going to be sleepy hollow, new york,
clear skies, 50 degrees. look for pumpkin center, florida, 69 degrees and fair. look for some clouds as we get out into the pacific northwest. death valley, california, that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> as we check out the trick or treat forecast in san jose, we'll be in the upper 50s pby 5:00. quickly cooling temperatures all around the bay area. up to 60 degrees in san francisco. a mix of sun and clouds today. we are getting ready for some rain in the forecast. moving in by late friday evening into the weekend. so time to enjoy the rest of the sunshine and the dry weather before it moving in friday. the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. >> oh, i could go on and on about how country superstar blake shelton is a five time in
a row cma male vocalist of the year and the reining people's choice awards favorite for country artist and today, you guys, blake is here to celebrate his 11th album. it's called taxoma shore. performing his first single, "i'll name the dogs." here he is, my love, blake shelton! ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ girl, it's high time i tell ya ♪ ♪ no more messing around ♪ trying to lay these cards on the table and just throw it all out ♪ ♪ i'm talking you, me with the same street name, same last name, sale everything ♪ ♪ it's the real thing, so i'm going to go on and take a swing
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plant the kisses ♪ ♪ baby, let's get right down to business ♪ ♪ you pick the paint, i'll pick the guitar ♪ ♪ sing you a song out there with the crickets and the frogs, you name the babies, i'll name the dogs ♪ ♪ yeah, to you at night sounds like a damn good life ♪ ♪ you find the spot and i'll find the money ♪ ♪ you be the pretty and i'll be the funny ♪ ♪ you plant the flowers, i'll plant the kisses ♪ ♪ baby, let's get right down to business ♪ ♪ i'll hang the pictures, you hang the stars snooets ♪ you pick the paint, i'll pick a guitar ♪ ♪ singing a song out there with the crickets and the frogs ♪ ♪ you name the babies, i'll name the dog ♪ ♪ ya, i'll name the dogs
♪ you name the babies, i'll name the dogs ♪ ♪ that's right ♪ yeah, i'll name the dogs [ cheers and applause ] >> we're going to have more blake shelton in just a minute but, first, this is "today" on nbc. ♪ ♪ ♪ accused of obstructing justice to theat the fbinuclear war, and of violating the constitution by taking money from foreign governments and threatening to shut down news organizations
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texoma is a place near and dear place to your heart. >> i was born and raised in the northern end of texoma. like texoma is the border between oklahoma and texas, at one point there. and so, that's where i grew up, going to the lake and hanging out. >> you bring up new music. that means you're going to get in the bus and go on tour. you looking forward to that? >> yes, i am. it's a nice break from being stuck in l.a. for "the voice," hanging out with adam for months at a time. gets me away. that's nice to get away from him. >> how is it looking at matt lauer talking to you dressed that way. >> i want to put that microphone between his boobs. there you go. >> how is it going on "the voice"? >> i think it's going fine.
>> carson is nice. >> we finished up the blinds for season 14, which is unbelievable. what we're in the middle of now, with miley and jennifer and adam. it's so much fun. >> it's amazing. >> do you get paid to do this? >> no. i give them money. >> it's amazing. >> you're here in new york for halloween. are you staying? are you going home? if you're staying, what are you going to dress up as? >> hoda. >> i don't know if i can top that. i'm going to be here. it's funny, yesterday, i actually bumped into heidi klum in an elevator. she invited me to her halloween party until she realized that gwen is not here with me. >> are you going to sing another song? >> actually, i don't know what you're doing today, what it's going to be like. but you got to listen to the worsd words of this song. >> all right. blake shelton.
[ cheers and applause [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ daddy drove the wheels on a flat bedford ♪ ♪ flies found a hole in a screen door ♪ ♪ granny said the dress that my sister wore to church wasn't long enough ♪ ♪ momma poured grease in a crisco can ♪ ♪ uncle joe put tobacco on my hand, where the yellow jackets tore me up ♪ ♪ and i ain't making this up oh, you think i'm talking crazy ♪ ♪ in a different language you might not understand ♪ ♪ ♪ oh, but that's all right that's the kind of life that
made me who i am ♪ ♪ just taking my mind on a vision ♪ ♪ back in time because i miss it ♪ ♪ you doesn't know me like a lover, unless you lived it ♪ ♪ and man, i lived ♪ we drank from the hose and spit in a cup ♪ ♪ we all survive somehow ♪ the duke boys hollywood was fake ♪ ♪ the rest was real ♪ wouldn't dream of spending a $2 bill from pushing a lawn mower around ♪ ♪ i go back there right now ♪ oh, you think i'm talking crazy ♪ ♪ in a different language
you might not understand ♪ ♪ oh, but that's all right that's just the kind of life ♪ ♪ that made me who i am ♪ just taking my mind on a visit ♪ ♪ back in time because i miss it ♪ ♪ you wouldn't know i love it like i love it ♪ ♪ unless you lived it and, man, i lived it ♪ ♪ oh, you think i'm talking crazy ♪ ♪ in a different language you might not understand ♪ ♪ oh, but that's all right that's just the kind of life ♪
♪ that made me who i am ♪ just taking my mind on a visit ♪ ♪ back in time 'cause i miss it ♪ ♪ you wouldn't know i love it like i love it ♪ ♪ unless you live it man, i lived it ♪ ♪ oh, man, i lived it [ cheers and applause ] >> that was the wonderful blake shelton. we'll be back with much more. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
trust me, i have everything you need right here in this doll lay rally starter kit. >> what is in here? >> everything. first of all, you can't be dolly without hair, right? >> no, you didn't. >> i did. >> it's like looking in a mirror? >> if you see hair, what's the next thing you see on me? yes. here, put your arms out. >> okay. >> so what happens if i spring a leak? >> if you spring a leak, you do what i do every morning, i've got the boob tube. pump them up. you've got to pump them up. this is my botox gun. >> this is your foundation? >> that's my foundation and you put it on like this.
and your size. you have to walk in these, but very carefully because you could kill yourself. >> you could sprain an ankle in these. >> ♪ walk a mile in my shoes and you won't ever walk again ♪ a hillbilly swag. >> i don't know if i can move the hips like you. ♪ ♪ >> we've got to practice safe hair. >> one last thing. you've got to get your dolly beauty mark. i think we're ready for the big reveal. >> ladies and gentlemen, hello, dolly. >> can i just say what an honor it is to dress up as dolly but have dolly parton herself show me the ropes. >> that's so awesome. >> really cool. >> well, we are back in a moment. we'll talk to billy ray in a second, talk to blake. much more ahead on a halloween morning here on today, this is today on nbc. ♪ ♪
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♪ welcome back. billy ray, you have some new music. we're happy to have you here, tell us about that. >> i'm glad to be here. it's been a lot of fun today, the new album is called "set the record straight." that thing you heard is me and noah, my daughter noah, we did tulsa town for don williams, a new dance mix of it, got a duet with miley on the album. just a real fun album and it comes out november 10th. >> i'm real excited to tour it, so sell be out on the road. i want to give a shout out to noah and mom. >> hoda has a cutout of you in her office, a dog named blake, now she's dressing like you. >> i'm loving her more every day. every day. >> it's not called stalking
until you get arrested. ♪ ♪ ♪i )m - -... the man accused of starting the bear wildfire in the santa cruz mountains is scheduled to good morning. it is 8:56. the man accused of starting the bear wildfires in the santa cruz mountains scheduled to appear in any court. arresting him a few days after that fire. that fire destroyed six structures including two homes and burned about 400 acres in boulder creek. a total of seven firefighters were injured. investigators now say the suspect was involved in a dispute with someone. today, he is expected to be
arained on multiple charges including arson, looting and burglary. happening now, our tom je jensen is at the courthouse talking to authorities. he'll have a live report on our midday newscast. walnut creek police involved in the hunt for a man involved in a robbery at a 24 hour wall greens. police say he traetped pharmacists and took off with prescription drugs in hand. go to our twitter feed for more details on the investigation. new report says california is 35 nationwide when it comes to hospital errors and other patient problems. you can link to the full story and the actual letter grades for all bay area hospitals. we'll have another local weather and news update in an hour. the new program in one
the 9:00 hour is now at hand. and as you keep evil spirits away, coming up this morning on "megyn kelly today." it's a kelly family frightfest, as megyn and doug go where others fear to trea a monstrously spooky haunted house. today's spine-chilling costumes get a treat for their tricks and a chance to win a halloween surprise. and a father who is making tricked out sets of wheels and putting a smile on faces everywhere. and now, your ghost -- i mean host, megyn kelly. ♪ >> hi.