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captioning funded by cbs it's friday, june 9th, 2017. this is the "cbs morning news." >> those were lies, plain and simple. >> bombshell testimony from james comey. the ousted fbi director didn't miss words calls the president's character into question. >> i was honestly concerned he might lie about the nature of our meeting. and breaking overnight, britain's snap election ends in a hung parliament. prime minister may keeps her job but falls short of keeping her party in power. now she's facing calls for her resignation.
good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. this morning british prime minister theresa may is facing calls to step down. may's conservative party lost its parliamentary majority in an election she called hoping to win it. jeremy corbyn calling for may's resignation. >> the command she's got lost support and lost confidence. i would have thought that was enough to go actually and make way for a government that will be truly representative of all of the people of this country. >> this morning may's resignation looks unlikely. that's according to british media, but the results of her political gamble could be the start of britain's exit from the
european union. jane ferguson is outside the parliament this morning. good morning, jane. we hear there have been calls for may's resignation. she has scheduled a press conference this morning. what can we expect? >> reporter: in about an hour's time, anne-marie, she's going to give a statement. the british media says she's likely to hang tough. she's not going to give in to those calling for her resignation just yet u but she's under huge pressure to form some sort of government before parliament come together on june 13th. so people are looking to her for some sort of sign for what her plan is on putting a leadership together. >> what does this mean for brexit? will it have an impact? >> this was called by her to negotiate a deal, the terms of that deal that are going to be hard fout and extremely complex. what this means now is even more
uncertainty as it has backfired enormously, and british people are looking to have their government rule their own country, never mind move forward with the intimate negotiations for leaving brexit. this could delay the start of the negotiations which are already under pressure to get started as it is. >> we look forward to hearing from theresa may. thank you so much, jane. now to the political fireworks in this country. the former director of the fbi called the president of the united states a liar. in his testimony before the senate intelligence committee, james comey said he was fired because of the russian investigation in the way the investigation was being conducted. comeyal said he leaked information about his conversation with the president to spur the appointment of a special counsel. weijia jiang is in washington. weijia, good morning. >> reporter: good morning,
anne-marie. that is exact lie why the trump team is considering it a victory claiming the former fbi director only hurt himself. this morning we hear directly from president trump who has a news conference scheduled for later today. >> those were lies plain and simple. >> reporter: ousted fbi director james comey spoke candidly for almost three hours thursday acushion president trump and his administration of defamation and lies. >> i was honestly concerned he might lie about our meeting and i found it really important to document. >> reporter: speaking to the intelligence committee comey kept memos of his meetings with the pr, particularly the one where he asked him to drop the investigation of former national security adviser michael flynn. >> he did not direct you to let it go. >> i took it as an admission. >> reporter: comey later
admitted he asked a friend and professor at columbia university to leak that to the reporter. >> mr. comey has now admit thad he is one of these lyrics. >> reporter: comey's testimony has divided lawmakers here on capitol hill over whether the president violated the law. >> do you believe the president obstructed justice at all? >> i do not believe there is. >> was what the president did was appropriate? i don't see how anybody can look at the facts and say yes. >> reporter: comey will not say whether or not he thought president trump obstructed justice but his lawyer says he feels completely vindicated. he alluded to the possibility that recordings between him and comey during the hearing he said, he hopes there are tapes and he hopes they're all released. >> he's not the only one
considering that considering how many watched his testimony yesterday. weijia jiang in washington. weijia, thank you so much. comey said he started taping because he knew it would come down to his words against the president's. >> how does the public know who's telling the truth? well, whose character did he judge better. they were attacking comey before he even opened his mouth. he was a showboat. the democrats criticized him. he hurt the fbi. mike pence, then governor of indiana called it the politics of personal destruction. of course, we heard comey had his own character claims to make about the president, said it was in his nature to lie, but then at the end of the day the president's attorney had his own words to say, that comey had
someone anonymously leaked the information and he should be investigated. >> the president did not ask him to take action on investigation into the russian interference in the election and as jeff pegues reports comey made it clear russian efforts to undermine the u.s. are ongoing. >> there should be no fuzz on this whatsoever. the russians interfered in our election. >> reporter: comey testified that in 2015 u.s. investigators detected russian hackers were sending waves of malicious e-mails to government and nonprofit organizations. committee chairman richard burr. >> what would be the estimate of how many entities out there the russians specifically targeted? >> it's hundreds. i suppose it could be more than a thousand, but it's at least hundreds. >> reporter: as they began to investigate, u.s. intelligence agencies noted some were in contact with russian officials including fired national
security adviser michael flynn. by the time comey met with the president in february in the oval office comey said flynn was in legal jeopardy. >> there was an open fbi criminal investigation in statements in kerkz with russian contacteds and the contacts themselves. >> reporter: comey told senior advisers that the president asked hum to let go of the flynn investigation but they decide not to inform attorney general jeff sessions. >> we were aware in facts ke not discuss in an open setting that would make his continues engagement in a russian investigation problematic. >> reporter: days later sessions recused himself from the investigation after it was revealed he had not disclosed all of his meetings with the russian ambassador. besides flynn, fbi is now scrutinizing former campaign manager paul manafort, carter page, robert stone and his
son-in-law jared kushner. >> do you believe the president colluded with russia? >> it's an answer i should p answer in an open setting. that's a question that will be answered by the investigation, i think. >> reporter: jeff pegues, cbs news, washington. on wednesday the acting fbi director said he couldn't answer certain questions because the president could be under investigation now or in the future. well, ahead on "cbs this morning," bob woodward, the associate editor of the "washington post," is one of the reporters who broke the story that led to richard nixon's resignation. we'll ask him about comey's testimony. the government contractor charged with leaking classified government documents has been denied bail. prosecutors argued yesterday reality winner may have more stolen intelligence and could try to flee the country. they say before she left the military she inserted a hard drive into a computer holding
top-secret information and they don't know what she did with it. prosecutors at bill cosby's sexual assault jury trial read back. graphic testimony concerns encounters with andrea constand, the woman alleged cosby drugged and assaulted her. cosby testified he touched her. he didn't hear her say anything. i am not stopped h said. more testimony is expected to be read today. the national transportation safety board is investigating a deadly church bus crash in georgia. at least one person died when a bus collided with another vehicle near atlanta yesterday afternoon. the mt. zion church bus was headed to the airport. at least ten others were injured. and a woman distracted by her cell phone suffered serious
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our top story this morning. british prime minister may is facing calls for her resignation after her conservative party lost its parliamentary majority in a snap election. may called the election to win a stronger mandate. she'll try to form a new governmenting but so will the labor party led by socialist jeremy corbyn. and james comey's testimony provided insight into the private meetings with the president in which mr. trump apparently directed comey to drop the flynn probing but the hearing also provided some light hearted moments including the time he had to cancel on his wife for dinner with the president. >> he called me at lunchtime and asked me was i free for dinner.
he called himself and said can you come over for dinner tonight and i said, yes, sir. he said will 6:00 work. he said next time i'll invite your own family. he said is that a good time. i said, sir, whatever works for you. he said how about 6:30. and i said whatever comes out. i hung up with him. called my wife and had to cancel on a date with her that night. many businesses opened early for tv watch parties. meg oliver attended one in brooklyn, new york. >> reporter: at this bar in brooklyn, the overflow crowd spilled onto the sidewalk. >> it's packed. me and my friend figured we'd see maybe ten people. instead we couldn't even walk in and get a drink. >> reporter: tv sets were tuned in and turned up as the quiet crowd leaned in for every word
of the james comey hearing. cara canella wanted to hear everything. >> i'm imagining our president up there answering similar questions and the contrast is notable. >> reporter: others had a different take. >> it's like a scheme to not allow the president -- >> reporter: watch parties had crowds skipping work to hear from the fired fbi director for the first time. at axelrad in houston they offered free drinks. history shows the country tunes in for blockbuster hearings but nothing was more explosive than watergate. >> it was horrible for the country. it was great entertainment. at least nixon was smart, you know, obviously a liar. but trump doesn't have that to fall back on.
>> reporter: back in brooklyn the drink of the day was a red aye, drip coffee with espresso. meg oliver, cbs news, brooklyn. coming up on "cbs this morning," what's next for congress and the white house following james comey's testimony. we'll speak with cbs news political contribute err bob schieffer. and anthony mason talks with fleet wook mack's lindsey buckingham and christine mcvie about their first duet album. that's the "cbs morning news." thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
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>> this is cbs-3 "eyewitness news" this morning. well, what starts as a traffic stop ends with a deadly shooting involving a philadelphia police officer. we'll tell you why the police commissioner says he has concerns over the investigation. >> the jury in the bill cosby trial hears from the comedian. but he's not taking the stands. what the panel is expected to hear today. >> and a surprise in the british elections. why there is now pressure on the prime minister to step down. >> well today is friday june 9. good morning, i'm jim donovan. >> i'm rahel solomon. good morning. >> good morning, so my alarm went off this morning, guys, oh, and then right away, i thought friday. jumped out of bed. been good ever since. good morning, we know it is