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but i don't know how to decorate. i have to find somebody to help me decorate. that is the overnight n it's wednesday, december 5, 2018. this is the "cbs morning news." national day of mourning. americans and world leaders pay tribute to president george h.w. bush at a state funeral today. no prison time. special counsel robert mueller says michael flynn has given substantial assistance in the russia probe and recommends he should not go to jail. and reported new developments in the investigation into former cbs investigation into former cbs ceo leslie moonves. captioning funded by cbs
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good morning from the studio 57 newsroom and cbs headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. former president george h.w. bush will be honored with a state funeral this morning at washington national cathedral. his son, former president george w. bush, will deliver one of the eulogies. afterwards, his body will be flown to texas for a burial tomorrow. at a family not on the campus of texas a&m university. nikole killion is in the nation's capitol this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. today is a national day of mourning. that means the federal government is closed out of respect for the late president. and in just a few hours his casket will be transported from the capitol through the streets of washington in a ceremonial procession to the national cathedral. a state funeral for president this morning at the national cathedral in washington, d.c.
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all of the living presidents are expected to attend, including president trump who met with the bush family yesterday. >> why isn't the president giving the eulogy? and it's because we have a unique circumstance here, my brother was president, you know. >> reporter: it won't be the first time president george w. bush addressed the national cathedral in a time of mourning. >> on tuesday, our country was attacked with deliberate and massive cruelty. >> reporter: three days after the september 11th terror attacks he spoke to a country in crisis. his father was in the front row. >> the emotions were unbelievably high. i got through the speech and i got sat down in the pew there and i felt this hand. it was my dad. it was very comforting. and the emotions of it are still with me. >> reporter: thousands have come to capitol hill since monday to pay their final respects while the late president lies in state. yesterday his family greeted some of the mourners.
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>> it was more rewarding for me to hug people who were grieving and crying and to be able to share, i don't know, the strength that i know, that i get from being able to celebrate a life so well lived. >> reporter: earlier in the day, former senate majority leader bob dole was helped to his feet to stand and salute his fellow world war ii veteran. numerous dignitaries and heads of state will be at today's state funeral including prince charles, german chancellor angela merkel and the king and queen of jordan. anne-marie. >> thank you so much. cbs news will bring you complete coverage of president bush's state funeral at the national cathedral. it begins later on this morning with a special report right here on cbs. prosecutors are recommending that president trump's former national security adviser that's because flynn provided so much information to robert mueller's russia investigation.
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flynn's cooperation was described as substantial and particularly valuable. it was just over a year ago that flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the fbi. marc liverman is here in new york with details on that. marc, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this memorandum gives us new insight into what happens next into the investigation and why it maybe far from over. little to no jail time for michael flynn, that's what special counsel robert mueller is recommending. on tuesday, mueller released this memorandum. in it, he says the former national security adviser has offered, quote, substantial assistance in several ongoing investigations. >> he participated in 19 interviews and assisted with the special counsel's investigation concerning links and coordination potentially between the russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of donald trump. >> reporter: last december, flynn became the first high-ranking trump advisor to
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agree to formally cooperate with the special counsel's probe. mueller's memo credits flynn's early guilty plea with likely influencing others to also be forth coming with investigators. the details of what flynn has shared largely redablincted bec there is still an investigation. mueller's memo suggests flynn's sentence be 0 to six months in prison. the white house has been calling for the probe to wrap up soon. and later this week we expect mueller's team to also file memos revealing new details about former trump campaign chairman paul manafort and the president's former attorney michael cohen. anne-marie. >> thanks a lot, marc. another former associate of president trump, roger stone, says he isn't talking. through an attorney, stone says that he's invoking his 5th amendment right against self-incrimination and will not testify or provide documents to the senate judiciary committee. lawmakers are investigating whether stone and other trump aides new ahead of time about
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democratic e-mails published by wikileaks during the 2016 election. stone has not been charged. and top senate republicans say there is no doubt that saudi arabia crown prince mohammed bin salman had a hand in the killing of jamal khashoggi. they said if he was put on trial a jury would find him guilty in about 30 minutes. lindsey graham said there's zero chance the prince was not involved. president trump refuses to blame the crown prince. khashoggi was killed two months ago after walking into the saudi consulate in istanbul. this morning, the stock markets in asia closed lower after the massive selloff on wall street. the nose dive was triggered in part by investor convutifusion the trade truce. the trump administration issued a series of conflicting
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statements regarding the deal and a tweet by the president may have jolted investors. he wrote, i am a tariff man. when people or countries come in to raid the great wealth of our nation, i want them to pay for the privilege of doing so. the dow jones industrials fell nearly 800 points. the s&p 500 finished 90 points lower. and the nasdaq composite lost 283 points or nearly 4% of its value. the markets are closed today in observance of the national day of mourning for president george h.w. bush. it's reported that former cbs ceo leslie moonves destroyed evidence and misled investigators. that's according to a draft report prepared by cbs lawyers investigating allegations of sexual misconduct. the report obtained "the new york times" allegedly includes previously undisclosed allegations by numerous women. they found moonves to be evasive and untruthful at times. he was forced to resign in september. according to the times, cbs has justification to deny moonves his $120 million severance. a spokesman for the investigator
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said no findings had been reported to the board. the board has reached no conclusion and the work is still in progress. his lawyer said moonves denies any nonconsensual sexual relationship and cooperated fully with investigators. now, george h.w. bush's experience as a ying naval uefa of a viator shaped his life. >> like many war-time pilots, he named his airplane after a girl back home, only had he to call it barbara three because had he lost his first two planes, one in training and one to enemy fire. that's how dangerous flying was in world war ii. there were 16 pilots in lieutenant j.g. bush's squadron. according to retired admiral samuel cox director of naval history. >> half of them were killed or captured before the end of the war.
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>> his service records show cadet bush was average in flight school. one instructor described him as acentric. he flew the avenger, the heaviest plane the navy dared to fly off an aircraft carrier. his target on september 2nd, 1944 was a japanese radio transmitter on an island. a navy animation shows his plane being hit as he began his run into the target but staying with it until he dropped his bombs before trying to get back over water. >> what would happen to flyers who parachuted down on to the island? >> the japanese executed all of those who survived. >> out over the water he told his crew to bail out. >> two parachutes came out of the aircraft. one opened, which was prab lieutenant j.g. bush. the other what's called a streamer is that the parachute didn't open. >> neither of the crew men were seen again. lieutenant j.g. bush landed in the water and swam to a life raft.
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>> the japanese came out after him, some fighters from the flight were able to strafe the japanese boats and keep them aware during the four hours that bush was actually in the water. >> a u.s. submarine got to him before the japanese could. >> bush was actually surprised when out of nowhere this submarine surfaces right next to him. >> 20-year-old george bush spent 40 days on that submarine thinking as he later told the author james bradley why had i been spared? what did god have in store for me? david martin, cbs news, the pentagon. coming up on the morning news, pretty short ride. questions about mr. trump's use of a presidential motorcade to travel a couple hundred yards. and transplant history. the first baby has been born as part of a break-through procedure. this is the "cbs morning news." edure in the is the "cbs
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minnesota state police released dramatic dash cam video of a high-speed chase where an suv veered into a playground and hit three children, all of them siblings. police chased the driver for six minutes through minneapolis neighborhoods last june. they were attempting to stop the driver for speeding and other violations. the children suffered serious injuries and the family is suing the state. the driver serving a 33-month prison sentence for the crash. there's been a groundbreaking transplant in brazil and a short trip for president trump. president trump used a limo and eight-vehicle motorcade to travel 250 yards to greet former president george w. bush at blair house. mr. trump and his wife melania spent 23 minutes visiting mr. bush and laura bush at the presidential guest quarters across pennsylvania avenue from the white house. the bushes are in washington to
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attend today's funeral for former president george h.w. bush. the miami herald reports a body found in costa rica has been identified as a missing florida woman. they say the body of 36-year-old carla stefaniak was discovered in the woods buried and wrapped in plastic near the airbnb where she was staying. a man was arrest and they say his story did not match security video. time has the first transplant baby was born to a woman. the baby was delivered last december at a hospital in brazil. the mother is a 32-year-old unidentified woman born without a uterus. the bone nor was a 45 mother of three who died of a stroke. both mother and baby are said to be healthy. 11 previous births had used transplanted wombs but all of them were from donors. and kevin hart will host the
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forecast in some cities around the country. on the "cbs moneywatch," netflix pays big to keep its friends, and the trump organization is under investigation. diane king hall is here in new york with more on that. good morning, diane. >> that's right. stock exchange is closed today. let's start with this. good morning, anne-marie. two attorneys general are looking into whether president trump profited off the presidency. dif in malandgeneral of the plan to subpoena records from the trump organization, the department of treasury, and other government agencies. the suit alleges that foreign and domestic spending at the president's washington, d.c. hotel amounted to gifts to the president in violation of the constitution. german automaker volkswagen
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is considering building some vw vehicles at ford plants in the united states. volkswagen is in talks with ford about the idea. they currently build suv's and a mid-size car at a tennessee factory but imports the rest of its vehicles. president trump is pressuring german automakers to open more factories in this country threatening stiff tariffs on imported vehicles. volkswagen said it's prepared to invest more in the u.s. following a meeting at the white house. meanwhile, new york became the first city to adopt a minimum wageorversf ad-based car service such as uber and lyft.s yest thpact at the end of the year. and finally a story reflecting the growing competition between video streaming services. netflix reportedly paid $100 million to keep showing the
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tv series friends through next year. that's more than triple what netflix had been paying according to the "new york times." keep in mind, it's fending off competition from hulu and amazon. disney is starting its own streaming service and will pull much of its programming it has licensed to let in e netflix. thank you so much. >> thank you. still to come, lasting legacy. former president bush is remembered for helping americans with disabilities. ing out, because the absorb and lock technology traps dirt and liquid inside the pad. it's safe to use on all finished surfaces tile, laminate and hardwood. and it prevents streaks and hazing better than a micro fiber strip mop, giving you a thorough clean the first time. for a convenient clean, try swiffer wetjet with a money back guarantee. brand power. helping you buy better.
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. as america prepares to say good-bye to former president george bush, disabled people are remembering what he did to change their lives. in 1990, mr. bush signed the americans with disabilities act.
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it banned discrimination based on disability and made public physical accommodations mandatory. >> he really understood the barriers that we face and he wanted to put an end to it. >> yesterday, disabled americans paid their respects to mr. bush in the capital rotunda. the president's service dog sully joined them. and a pennsylvania chef is remembering former president bush for his time at the white house as the chef. john mueller cooked in the white house for both the bush families and the clintons. he says he got to know mr. bush on a very personal level. >> when you're up in that second floor taking care of them, we never talk about politics, so we get a chance to know them as regular people. that was pretty extraordinary. >> mueller who now owns his own restaurant says mr. bush would often invite staff to pass the time with him. coming up on "cbs this morning," special coverage of
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our top stories. later this morning, the casket will former president george h.w. bush will be moved from the capitol rotunda to washington national cathedral for state funeral. mourners paid their respects through the night. former president george w. bush and his family made a surprise appearance greeting those in line. after today's service, mr. bush's body will be flown to texas where he will be buried tomorrow at a family plot on texas a&m university. and special counsel robert mueller is recommending that president trump's former national security adviser michael flynn not serve any
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prison time after pleading guilty to lying to the fbi. in a court filing, prosecutors say flynn's cooperation with the russia investigation was substantial. flynn was interviewed 19 times concerning links or coordination between the trump transition team and russia. comedian dana carvey had a special relationship with the 41st president. major garrett has more on that. >> the way to the president, start out with mr. rogers. ♪ it's a beautiful day in the neighborhood ♪ then you add a little john wayne. here we go, let's go over the ranch. you put them together you got george herbert walker bush. >> together, president bush and dana carvey forged perhaps an unexpected friendship, one that started after bush lost hissed by for re-election in 1992. mr. bush invited carvey to the white house as a pick me up for the staff. >> i was staying in the lincoln bedroom and i couldn't resist getting on the phone and i called up the secret service as the president, feel like going jogging tonight, in the nude.
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>> carvey's "saturday night live" impressions were comedy gold. >> they're bad. >> so memorable, mr. bush himself had to join in the fun. >> not gonna do it. not na ga da. >> in all my years of government service, i never once said na ga da. >> the president's grace and generosity vividly on display as he recounted a phone call to carvey. >> he said i hope i've never crossed the line, and i knew exactly what he meant. and as far as i'm concerned he never has. and the fact that we can laugh at each other is a very fundamental thing. >> we have so many warm moments with them. >> in april, carvey described his 25-year friendship with the bushes. and how times have coursened. >> they didn't demonize the other side. was just a different time. >> among his death carvey wrote simply when i think of those times what i remember most is how hard we will laugh.
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i will miss my friend. major garrett, cbs news, washington. well, coming up first on "cbs this morning," condoleezza rice who served on president george h.w. bush's national security council shares her memories of mr. bush. and the story of how two veteran astronauts are competing in a game of capture the flag. that's the cbs news for this wednesday, thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green, have a great day. s wednesday, i'm anne-marie green, have a great day. -- captions by vitac --
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distance. clear conditions we are going to check in with giana and mary. >> and you can see the north bay really getting hit with moderate to heavy rain. you can see yachtville as well getting that light to moderate even heavy rainfall. and then scene down towards richmond you can see over the bay. so a few showers right over san francisco and daily city and then as we head across the south bay near loss altos


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