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you tonight. captioning sponsored by cbs >> mason: the white house in turmoil. >> it's kind of hurtful. >> if jeff sessions is fired there will be holy hell to pay. >> if reince wants to explain he's not a leaker, let him do that. >> we all serve at the pleasure of the president. >> mason: also tonight, a deadly accident on a ride that had just been inspected. >> they knew they were going to die. you saw their face. >> mason: police departments put c.o. detectors in their ford s.u.v.s. austin cops say leaking exhaust is making them sick. death at sea. a utah man is charged with murdering his wife on a cruise ship. >> let me warn you, mister, for absolutely the last time. >> mason: and she was the
voices of our childhood. >> there's a little bit of me in all of them. >> gee, i'm worried, bull widgele. this is the "cbs evening news." >> mason: good evening. i'm anthony mason. not since british troops paid a visit in 1814 has the white house had so many fires to put out. the president is feuding with the attorney general. congressional republicans are up in arms about it. the communications director is going at it with the chief of staff over leaks. health care is on the critical list, and the boy scouts felt it necessary to apologize for an appearance by the commander in chief. here's major garrett at the white house. >> reporter: for the first time, attorney general jeff sessions reacted publicly to days of withering presidential criminal over his decision to recuse himself over the russia investigation. >> well, it's kind of hurtful, but the president of the united states is a strong leader.
>> reporter: fearing mr. trump might fire sessions or special counsel robert mueller who is handling the investigation, south carolina republican lindsey graham issued a blunt warning. >> if jeff sessions is fired, there will be holy hell to pay. any effort to go after mueller could be the beginning of the end of the trump presidency unless mueller did something wrong. >> reporter: republicans also told the president not to fire sessions during the august recess when a successor could potentially sidestep senate confirmation. nebraska senator ben sasse: >> if you're thinking of making a recess appointment to push out the attorney general, forget about it. the presidency isn't a bull, and this country isn't a china shop. >> you know, i go to washington, and i see all these politicians. >> reporter: but the president has also drawn criticism for his speech to the boy scouts earlier this week, creating an uproar by
the political name of his talk. today, the organization issued a written apology, "to those in our scouty family who were offended by the political rhetoric that was inserted into the jamboree." at the white house, in-fighting escalated. last night, nuclear appointed communications director anthony scaramucci implicated reince preibus, the chief of staff, as the source of leaked classified information about his finances, though it now appears that information is publicly available. but in an interview "the new yorker" published late today, scaramucci said, "reince is an expliative, paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoic." scaramucci also went after steve bannon with language more fit for the outhouse than the white house. "i'm not steve bannon. i'm not trying to suck my own expletive. i'm not trying to build my own brand awcht expletive strength of the president." we spoke to scaramucci a few moments ago, and he described the interview as a rookie
mistake, an unforced error of on-the-record candor. his sentiments will come as no surprise to priebus or bannon, longtime rivals who opposed his hiring. about that "the new yorker" interview, the white house had no comment. anthony. >> mason: major garrett at the white house, thanks. now let's bring in john dickerson, our chief washington correspondent and anchor of "face the nation." john, it feels eye bit like a fist fight has broken out on the front lawn of the white house. >> reporter: that's right, or in some back alley somewhere, and all sort of sanctioned by the president. this is the new communications director the president has brought in, and he is speaking in extremely vulgar terms and with dripping contempt about two of the most senior people in the white house, suggesting-- and it's totally personal. this is not about some issue or some national issue that needs to be discussed. it's a totally personal fight not heard over some hot mic, but in a conversation deliberately given to a reporter.
and instead of the white house being brought on message, which was anthony scaramucci's job, it is off message and suggests chaos and disarray. >> mason: so how long can the white house function like this, john? >> reporter: well, there is the relationships that have to be repaired or severed completely between steve bannon and reince preibus, the senior adviser and chief of staff to the president who anthony scaramucci speaks of with such contempt and disdain in this interview. but then the question is who would want to join a white house if mr. scaramucci is successful in firing everyone, as he says he will, to get rid of these leaks, who would want to join a white house with this kind of an atmosphere that is so brutal and so personal? >> mason: and, john, as you mentioned, scaramucci was brought in to do the president's bidding to stop the leaks. >> reporter: that's right. and the leaks, though, that he wants to stop are not the national security leaks. these are just the leaks of information that is inconvenient
to the president. but the kind of scorched earth effort that he outlines in this interview and elsewhere would suggest a white house working atmosphere in which it would be very harsh, where people would be looking over their shoulders, and that's not the way white houses work. white houses work when everybody is pulling for the same team, and this kind of a structure that he's talking about might keep people from talking at all, let alone leaking to reporters. >> mason: john dickerson, thanks. late today, scaramucci did some backpedaling. he tweeted, "i sometimes use colorful language. i will refrain in this arena, but not give up the passionate fight for donald trump's agenda." now to the battle over repealing and replacing obamacare. republicans in the senate, desperate to get something through, are trying a new strategy. but late today, one of their own called it a fraud. here's chief congressional correspondent nancy cordes. >> we are struggling right now
to find a replacement for the affordable care act. >> reporter: as republican options shrink, so do their ambitions. >> the majority leader is recognized. >> reporter: with g.o.p. leaderring now honing in on a notion that's been dubbed... >> skinniy repeal. >> reporter: skinny repeal would eliminate just a couple key parts of obamacare, like the individual and employer insurance mandates. the congressional budget office predictpredicts that such a pace might add 16 million americans to the ranks of the uninsured. but it's hard to know for sure because g.o.p. leaders who want to vote tomorrow are still crafting the plan. >> the skinny bill doesn't work for any state. >> reporter: later late-this afternoon, three key republicans slammed the slimmed down bill. >> not only do we not replace obamacare. we politically own the collapse of health care. >> reporter: still, g.o.p. leaders see this as their best shot to pass something that they could then try to meld with the
bill house republicans passed in may. skeptical g.o.p. moderates, like alaska's lisa murkowski, are getting the hard sell. >> i did have a conversation with the-- with the secretary. >> reporter: interior secretary ryan zinke warned her that a no vote could jeopardize funding for other alaska projects. did he threaten you? >> you know, i don't think it's appropriate to-- to use-- thank you-- to use words like that. i think the-- the reality is it was a difficult conversation. >> reporter: amid all that drama, the senate did come together this evening to pass new sanctions punishing russia for meddling in the u.s. election. now, there's been some confusion about where exactly the president stands on those sanctions, but, anthony, they've got more than enough votes up here to over-ride a presidential veto. >> mason: nancy cordes at the capitol. thank you, nancy. a dutch company that makes carnival rides put out an urgent
call today to fairs and festivals around the world-- stop using a ride similar to the one that fell apart last night at the ohio state fair until investigators find out how it happened. one person was killed. seven are in the hospital. adriana diaz reports from columbus. >> reporter: the horrifying moment was caught on camera. >> people were crying, and there was just chaos. >> reporter: 15-year-old julian bellinger recorded the cell phone video while waiting in line for the pendulum-like ride called the fire ball. >> i seen the cart drop, and then i seen one person, like, fly and that's when i turned my head. >> reporter: 18-year-old tyler jarel was killed after flying 50 feet. he had just enlisted in the marines. seven others were injured. >> oh, my god! >> reporter: brittney and kiley neal saw it up close. they were next in line to board.
>> their shoes came flying off, and i thought i saw saw somebody's arm or leg flying in the sky. >> people knew they were-- they knew they were going to die and you saw their face before they knew they were going to hit death. >> reporter: the fire ball, which spins 13 times a minute, was assembled on site at the fairgrounds. in the last two days, it passed at least three safety inspections conducted by the state and a private contractor. around an average of nearly 1300 children are hurt on mobile amovement rides like the fire ball every year according to a report. governor john kasich says all rides here will be closed until they're deemed safe. >> what you can do is you can inspect, and you can re-inspect, and you can, in this case, have a third party inspect, but if we're looking for guarantees in life, they don't exist. >> reporter: but for 13-year-old kiley, there is one guarantee. do you want to come back to the state fair or ride anymore? >> no, never again. >> reporter: we asked the
governor if they're changing the way they inspect rides here and he said no. as for the injured, three people remain in critical condition. anthony. >> mason: adriana diaz in columbus. thank you, adriana. the nation's top military officer, general joseph dunfer, said today transgender service members will be allowed to reremain in uniform until the pentagon receives a directive to remove them from the armed forces. president trump tweeted yesterday that he was reinstating the transgender band but a tweet is not an official order. als the trump presidency dominates the news each day, we hear very little from the trump business empire. julianna goldman and investigative laura strictler found out, that's just how the trump organization wants it. >> reporter: throughout his business career, donald trump placed a premium on fame. >> my life has been, tim, a very, very open book. >> reporter: but president trump's business organization wants to stay on the down-low.
cbs news has obtained a new confidentiality agreement rolled out after the election. the trump organization is requiring employees at all levels to sign it, or else they will lose their jobs. employees must agree to keep secret any information they learn about anyone in the trump family and extended family, including their present, former, and future spouses, children, parents, in-laws. >> i have reviewed confidentiality agreements in international family-run hospitality organizations, and that i have never seen a loyalty code to a family like this. >> reporter: debra soltis has specialized in employment law for more than 25 years. >> this confidentiality agreement looks more like what you would expect to sign if you were a nanny to angelina jolie and brad pitt's children, where you were being brought into the home and exposed to private information. >> reporter: specifically off limits, all political, legal,
social, religious, health-related affairs, activities, views, and/or opinions of any member of the trump family. all photographs, movies, sketches, videos, sound or image recordings, or likenesses of any member of the trump family. the agreement lasts forever and is retroactive. soltis says the agreement could discourage would-be whistleblowers because even though want company code of conduct requires employees to be truthful in any government inquiry, the confidentiality agreement has a clause saying if an employee is required by law to disclose confidential information, they have to notify the trump organization. >> what if an employee had information that was relevant and that the public had every right to know? under this agreement, they could not share it. they couldn't race raze their hand and say, "i know something. i've seen something." and that is deeply troubling. >> reporter: in a statement, the trump organization told us
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>> almost, lunchtime bulwinkle. >> reporter: june foray was the voice of rocky, the flying squirrel, and the spy natasha fatale. in a 2000 interview, foray recalled her initial meeting with the producers. >> on the first they told me they had an idea of a moose and a squirrel, and i thought, gee, these a real cockide idea. but after the second martini, i thought it was great. >> mason: june foray also played tweety bird's owner, granny. dudley dooright's girlfriend, nell. and when littley ricky got a dog... >> here i am doing dock barks, you know, and whines, but it was "i love lucy" and i was thrilled to do it. ( barking ) >> reporter: foray won a grammy for playing cindy loo who.
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