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tournament, looks like the other 90% turned up there. by far the next thing in the world today. world today the viking clap. up next, "first look." it's wednesday, july 6th. right now on "first look," political fallout as the director of the fbi called hillary clinton's handling of classified e-mails extremely careless, falling short of gross negligence, but, donald trump calls foul, suggesting there were bribes involved. breaking overnight, former olympian oscar pistorius sentenced to six years in prison for the murder of his girlfriend reeva steenkamp. the mega millions jackpot sky rockets over half billion dollars. "first look" starts right now. thanks for joining us today, i'm betty nguyen. the dark cloud hanging over hillary clinton's presidential bid may have finally been lifted. the fbi says it is not recommending criminal charges against clinton for her private e-mail server. attorney general loretta lynch
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has said the department of justice would accept whatever recommendation the fbi makes. but director james comey also made sure to denounce the former secretary of state and her aides for what he says was extremely careless handling of very sensitive information. he also nullified some of clinton's key assertions in the process. >> although we did not find clear evidence that secretary clinton or her colleagues intended to violate laws governing the handling of classified information, there is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information. although there is evidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information, our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case. as a result, although the department of justice makes final decisions on matters like this, we are expressing to justice our view that no charges are appropriate in this case. >> director comey said out of
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30,000 e-mails hillary clinton released, eight e-mail chains included information that was considered top secret at the time. 36 included secret information. and 8 included confidential information. the fbi also found several thousand e-mails that hillary clinton did not release, and of those, just one e-mail included secret information, and two were confidential. he also added that only a very small number of those were marked classified at the time. the clinton campaign said it was happy the fbi probe is finished. a spokesperson for the campaign said, quote, we are pleased that the career officials handling this case have determined that no further action by the department is appropriate, as the secretary has long said, it was a mistake to use her personal e-mail and she would not do it again. we are glad that this matter is now resolved. however, top republicans in washington quickly denounced comey's decision and house speaker paul ryan now says hearings will be held. >> i'd say a couple of things megyn. number one the fbi should give us all of their findings. they should release all of their
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findings of this information. she's actually competing for commander in chief here so i think there's a whole accounting that needs to happen. number two, we're going to have hearings, jason chaffetz, chairman of the government oversight committee is going to be calling up james comey to ask questions. he didn't answer any questions with the press and our judiciary committee has sent a number of questions. there are a lot of unanswered questions that need to get answered. >> donald trump tweeted quote the system is rigged. general petraeus got in trouble for far less. very, very unfair. as usual. bad judgment. he took an even harder stance on the trail yesterday calling the fbi decision a tragedy and accusing clinton of bribing attorney general loretta lynch. >> today is the best evidence we've ever seen that our system is totally rigged. we now know that she lied to the country when she said she did not send classified information on her server. she lied! but she said today that we may
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consider the attorney general to go forward. that's like a bribe, isn't it? isn't that sort of a bribe? i think it's a bribe. it's a bribe! it's a disgrace. it's a disgrace. >> news of the fbi decision came just hours before president obama joined clinton in north carolina for their first joint campaign stop. and while the subject of the fbi investigation did not come up, it didn't take long for the president to fire up the democratic troops and bash donald trump in the process. >> hillary! hillary! >> the bottom line is, i know hillary can do the job. and that's why i am so proud, north carolina, to endorse hillary clinton as the next president of the united states. this is not a reality show. this is not entertainment. this is real. everybody can tweet. but nobody actually knows what
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it takes to do the job until you sat behind the desk. >> meanwhile, trump was just a few hours down the road. the vp candidate and tennessee senator bob corker, both men met yesterday. over the weekend i should say at trump's fifth avenue headquarters before heading to north carolina together. trump is expected to campaign alongside another vp hopeful, former house speaker newt gingrich, today. while hillary clinton's visit to atlantic city and there she will meet with casino protesters it's an effort to highlight trump's quote failed business record. in fact, her campaign just released this video attacking trump for his quote fraudulent patterns on new jersey's famed board walk that in the end brought him millions. >> he doesn't have no heart, that man. the only thing he has is what he's worried about himself. ♪
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>> with that record why should we trust you to run the nation's business? and we have breaking news. moments ago former olympic runner oscar pistorius has been sentenced to six years in prison, receiving less than the minimum 15 years prosecutors sought for the murder of his girlfriend reeva steenkamp. joining me from london is nbc's chapman bell. how did the judge settle on six years behind bars? >> well, betty, she really used her ability to take in to substantial and compelling circumstances to reduce the minimum of 15 years. she said he showed general remorsefulness for this crime. challenging the state that -- who had said that he regretted the crime but was not remorseful. she also took into account his vulnerability pointing out that this is not the olympian many of us know who was on the track for the olympics and the paralympics, but a vulnerable man with a disability, on his
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stumps that night when he killed reeva steenkamp. this is the same judge that had initially found him guilty of culpable homicide. which is essentially manslaughter in south africa. and she came to a five-year sentence for that. she has imposed a six-year sentence now after having her initial verdict overturned by the appeal court. six years now for the murder of reeva steenkamp. she also said she will be in court today to hear any grounds for appeals. i've seen reports out of south africa, though, from journalists there saying oscar pistorius will not appeal this verdict. but it's waiting to see, too, will the prosecution find grounds to challenge her sentence of six years for this? will they claim that she's taking -- taken leniency over the severity of this crime? or will it hold and he will be spending six years in prison in south africa? betty? >> we'll have to see how it plays out. chapman, thank you so much for that. back here in the u.s., $454
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million was at stake last night in mega millions. the drawing there, but, there was no winning ticket. the payout has soared to $508 million dollars. the jackpot rolled over 34 times without a winner since march to become the seventh largest lotto jackpot in u.s. history. and the prize is still growing. the next drawing stakes place this friday, so what are your odds of winning? well, with mega millions 1 in 259 million. sounds almost impossible, right? but you actually have a better chance at winning that than powerball. powerball's jackpot currently stands at $257 million and those odds are roughly 1 in 292 million. good luck. the fight over gun control resumes on capitol hill. house speaker paul ryan met privately with leading democrats yesterday on two proposals. democrats have been advocating. the first centers on expanding background checks. the second bans gun sales to those on terrorism no-fly lists. now this comes after democrats staged a dramatic sit-in last
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month that lasted over 24 hours on the chamber floor. while speaker ryan says the house will vote on a larger anti-terrorism package, democrats are calling for stricter measures like background checks to be put in place. whether democrats will stage another sit-in remains to be seen but the prospect of another showdown continues to raise questions. according to fbi data attempts to purchase guns has spiked in the wake of last month's orlando shooting. for more on this story check out a report on within within. nine minutes past the hour, just ahead, turmoil at the rnc ahead of the republican convention in cleveland. plus an ominous weather day ahead for parts of the country. you're watching "first look."
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welcome back to "first look." severe weather was nasty yesterday. minnesota, iowa, this morning in areas of illinois, this little tornado touched down there. this is some rural farmland in minnesota. then across western minneapolis, they had a complex of storms go through that produced some
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pretty epic winds. 80-mile-per-hour wind gusts reported in the region. there were power outages, and it rained hard enough that the water was spitting out of the sewer system there. a little geyser in the streets. this was skylar, nebraska. that's like the mother ship coming in. you think aliens are invading or something like that. that's a supercell thunderstorm. that's like the wall cloud or the shelf cloud it looks like. and, pretty impressive stuff. well this morning, those same thunderstorms, all those pictures were up, continued overnight. it has now dove to the south, chicago, you're in the clear, peoria, kanka can i, right over the top of you. we do have a few thunderstorm warnings with possible wind gusts that could do some damage with these storms so we'll continue to monitor that. later today it will redevelop. we'll get new thunderstorms forming in south dakota from rapid city to sioux falls. this is where the greatest wind damage threat is. and then we'll send it through iowa, possibly kansas city and st. louis late today into tonight. so, we have the severe storms, and then how about the heat that's building and heading for the east? it's going to feel like 106 in little rock.
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dallas 107. it's kind of how it should be this time of year but the heat's really moving to the east. philadelphia heat advisory, 94 today. charleston, 97. if you add some of the humidity into the east it will get worse as we head towards friday. thursday, 94 in new york city. so a heat wave will be developing in new york. it ends on sunday in most areas, and that will be the same case there around philadelphia. so we've got the heat, and we're going to have more afternoon thunderstorms. typical summertime weather. >> hot and sticky weather. thank you bill in >> a 19-year-old ohio man sits in jail on $2 million bond all because of a popular snack. listen to this. according to prosecutors the man ate too much of his father's hummus in early june. his brother called 911 when the argument escalated to threats. the man shot a responding deputy in the abdomen. his father was shot in the hand. he could face up to 60 years in prison if convicted again all over hummus. outside chicago a family woke up to a man banging on their door at 12:30 a.m. as their house was going up in flames.
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during the rush to get out the homeowner said his paralyzed son was downstairs. >> he go downstairs and got my son, who weighs 175, put him in the chair, picked both of them up, and brought my son out. >> well firefighters battled the blaze the man just disappeared into the night. the homeowners said he's just grateful for the late-night heroics. a florida woman is in jail after allegedly using her child as a weapon. tatiana allen appeared before a judge tuesday accused of using the 5-month-old to hit its father during a beach outing. she then alely threw the baby face first into the sand? allen denies the witness accounts. she's being held on $30,000 bail. a 32-year-old man led north carolina police on a high speed chase. the video shows the dangerous maneuvers before the man's car spun out. the driver allegedly stabbed a police officer in the neck when he was confronted for shoplifting almost 300 miles away in washington, d.c. he's being held on more than
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$300,000 bond. now to sports get ready for a possible sister act part nine. the first family of tennis could battle it out in a grand slam final for the first time in seven years. venus and serena williams both moved into the wm semifinals. serena has beaten her sister in six of their previous eight grand slam final matches. the last one was at wimbledon in 2009. next to boston's wrigley field where a red hot david ortiz lines a single up the middle. pretty routine, right? well, until you see what big papi does as he runs to first base. yep, ortiz reduces that bat to kindling breaking it over his leg. my guess is he was frustrated with a clean single as texas took this one from the sox 7-2. major league baseball announced its starters for next week's all-star game in san diego the highest vote getters include kansas city royals catcher salvador perez with almost 5 million votes. for the national league, anthony rizzo, he led and all-cubs starting infield that includes
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second baseman men zobris, russell at short and ryan at third. chicago is just the second team to accomplish this foursome feat since the '63 cardinals. all right, if a gop revolt awaiting donald trump in cleveland? "scrambled politics" is next. 17 minutes past the hour. tired of re-dosing antacids? try duo fusion! new, two in one heartburn relief. the antacid goes to work in seconds... and the acid reducer lasts up to 12 hours in one chewable tablet. try new duo fusion. from the makers of zantac.
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entertainment writer dana schwartz wrote an open letter to donald trump's son-in-law jared kushner pleading with him to take a stance against the anti-semitic rhetoric. schwartz spoke with lawrence o'donnell last night. >> i woke up, as with many americans on july 2nd, when he tweeted that original image, sort of awestruck that a major political party candidate could get away with such blatant anti-semitic imagery and when i tweeted about it the response i got from people all wearing make america great again hats was horrific. to say the least. i excerpted some of them on the -- in the article i wrote. but they were invoking the holocaust, some photoshopped my image in an oven with donald trump pushing the on button. horrific and blatant anti-semitism. >> kushner replaced a statement that said, quote, my father-in-law is an incredibly loving and tolerant person who has embraced my family and judaism since i began dated my wife.
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i know that donald does not at all subscribe to any racist or anti-semitic thinking. bill kristol is encouraging an all-out floor revolt at the republican national convention this month. he told organizers a rebellion is needed to save the party. maine governor paul lepage has added his name to the growing list of gop officials not attending this month's republican convention. it's a big change from the same man who introduced donald trump in front of a packed maine crowd last month. that news comes as ohio governor and former 2016 presidential candidate john kasich tells "the washington post," gop delegates need to, quote, weigh the responsibilities against their consciences when voting at the convention this month. now, a non-2016 bit of news for you today. advocates in massachusetts say they believe they'll have enough signatures to get legalized marijuana on the state's november ballot. and that comes after california successfully did the same last month. and that is your morning edition of "scrambled politics."
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all right, 21 minutes past the hour. time to bring in political analyst and best-selling author ellis henican. good morning oh, do we have a lot to talk about today. >> we've got a lot. >> so the fbi's decision with hillary clinton's e-mails, i don't want to ask this but i have to, is it going to put this to rest? i already know the answer. >> we're still talking about vince foster and monica lewinsky. >> no! a rebounding no, right? >> this is 25 years, maybe. >> really? okay well donald trump was really quick to call foul here. even saying that there were bribes involved talk to us about how he makes that claim. >> why does he do that? yesterday was a day where he had such great material to work with. right? the head of the fbi had just slammed hillary clinton for being wildly irresponsible. didn't indict her but did almost everything else. why not just stick to those facts? why come up with this -- this notion -- there's no evidence of any such thing.
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and it just -- it undermines his critique of her at a time when he -- >> you're saying he really missed an opportunity here? >> yeah, because you know what? when your a ponent is in trouble that's a time you just let them fumble and fail. why, why turn the attention back onto you? he's still fighting over this, this six-point star of david. get, get off it, donald. >> but wait a second did he earn some points with voters in saying that the system is rigged? because, you know, some people may say, hmm, this stinks. >> it depends which voters you're talking about. clearly that stuff does play to donald's base. right? i mean the people who are inclined to be the clinton haters, the trump lovers. i mean, they eat that stuff up, and he was very strong at the rally yesterday. but, i don't think it's going to persuade people in the middle, which is really who determines these elections, those independent voters, and folks who really can move back and forth, i don't see how that kind of talk persuades them. >> but does this decision persuade the people in the middle that you talk about to like hillary clinton? >> no. no.
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i mean -- i would say that it would have been worse if she'd been indicted, right? clearly that would have been a bigger problem. but short of that, i mean, this was very unusual to have an fbi chief stand up, and make that long list of direct and frankly rather personal criticisms of the way she just handled all this stuff in the hands of an effective opposition, that kind of thing, betty, that could be politically devastating. but i don't know if we're going to get that this year. >> okay, ellis, thank you so much. and just ahead a special edition of comedians in cars, maya and marty style. plus a spice girls hit wanna-be gets a feminist maker. you're watching "first look." bloomin' onion. aussie cheese fries. bloomin' onion. the loaded bloomin' onion... two outback favorites, together at last. hurry in...! it's only here till august 2nd! ...one hair color wants to to help you keep on being you.. nice'n easy. natural-looking color... ...that even in sunlight, doesn't look like hair color...
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♪ tell you what i want what i really really want ♪ ♪ tell you what you want i'll tell you what i want ♪ >> oh, yeah. new campaign video ask asking viewers what do you really want for girls and women with a little help from a spice girls favorite bill's favorite in fact the movement calls for more female involvement in u.n. policy. and martin short and maya did their best impressions. >> you went from the number one sitcom ever to doing a show on the internet. where is your self-respect? you might as well be handing out dvds in times square. >> you don't know what you're talking about. >> oh, so, so, so i don't know what i'm talking about. >> no, you don't. >> i don't know what i'm talking about? >> -- kardashian -- >> uh-huh. >> i'm not just the funny one i'm also the tall one. >> oh, that's helpful. >> and so many great funny
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stories. like, one time i was at this opening and the guy -- >> that voice. i'm betty nguyen and this is "first look" on msnbc. "way too early" starts right now. >> although we did not find clear evidence that secretary clinton or her colleagues intended to violate laws governing the handling of classified information, there is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive highly classified information. >> let me tell you, north carolina, my faith in hillary clinton has always been rewarded. i have had a front row seat to her judgment, and her toughness, and her commitment to diplomacy. >> two very different portraits of hillary clinton on display. one from the fbi director who slammed her carelessness in handling classified information. the other from president obama, who vouched for her judgment,
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and trustworthiness. plus, donald trump responds to the fbi's decision not to recommend charges against his rival. all while continuing to battle allegations of anti-semitism. we'll tell you who is coming to his defense. and breaking news, olympian oscar pistorius learns that he's heading to prison after shooting and killing his girlfriend in 2013. it's 5:30 on the east coast, 2:30 out west and this is "way too early." all right, good morning, it's wednesday, july 6th, and i'm sam stein. the fbi delivered a blistering report yesterday on hillary clinton's use of private e-mail while secretary of state. calling her actions extremely careless, and directly contradicting several of her explanations for how her private system worked. but

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