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to have direct conversations with the president while the investigation was underway. so here now one excerpt from comey's testimony about a meeting in the oval office. they have on february 14. comey writes, "i immediately prepared an unclassified" memo of the conversation about flynn and discussed the matter with the senior leadership. i understand the president will be asking we drop any investigation of flynn in connection with false statements and he continues to go on documenting the further conversations. the president denies this. he told me that at a press conference a couple of weeks ago saying no, no, when i asked if he inched him to slow down or drop the investigation. comey said that the president asked on more than one occasion for the loyalty. something that comey said he would not provide. tomorrow the senate intelligence committee does it best to get the information out of james comey.
alison: thank you. larry: the testimony is one of the most didn't -- most anticipated hearing in capitol hill. stephen tschida? stephen: a lot of people are looking forward to the hearing. some with dread and others with expectations of historic testimony. a lot of people will be clued to the hearing even if they are at work. the world will focus on the hart office building tomorrow. >> a big dill whether you can trust the president. >> it's a must-see for millions. a lot of people it's an obsession. >> occupation in washington that maybe it's not the same in other stretches of the country. >> how will they watch it?
it on the computer at work. others say they will keep tabs any way they can. >> i will follow it. maybe on twitter. and see what he says. close to real time. >> what about the people behind the wheel? they will be tuning in to radio. >> we will be listening but not watching. we'll be driving. we won't be able to watch the her hearing. we want to hear it firsthand. >> with bars and the restaurants holding special watch parties starting tomorrow morning. the hearing is more of an event than a political inquiry. stephen tschida, abc7 news. larry: you can trust us to bring you the hearing tomorrow. watch it here at 10:00 or a live stream through wjla.com or the facebook page. you can read comey's entire statement on the website at wjla.com.
attention on comey you may not realize it's actually the second day of the testimony before the senate intelligence committee on the hill. today, the director of national intelligence and the director of the national security agency were among those in the hot seat. >> i have never been pressured. i have never felt pressure to intervene. or interfere in any way. with shaping intelligence in the political way. or in relation to ongoing investigation. >> in three-plus years that i have been the director of the national security agency to the best of my recollection i have never been directed to do anything illegal, immoral, unethical or inappropriate. alison: the acting f.b.i. director and the deputy attorney general appeared and testified no one influenced the answers. larry: before the hearing started president trump took to twitter to name the pick for the new
f.b.i. christopher wray previously assisted as the department of justice criminal division and represented chris christie in the bridge-gate scandal. alison: we have new information tonight in the murders of two high school students the night before the graduation. brad bell is in germantown? what have you learned about the case today? what is new? >> we have learned about the circumstances of the crime but we are told as the detectives say wide open. they do not have direct suspects. they are looking for a motive. this is a very sad day at the islamic center. they turned from the graduation of high school from young men and the funeral for a 17-year-old. najjar needed help from the
his son's funeral and walk past the cap and gown he would have worn at the graduation had he lived. >> he is a beautiful boy. brad: his friend shadi najjar and artem ziberov were killed in an ambush style monday night in the neighborhood miles from the homes. they were sitting sitting in thl car when as many as three gunmen fired two dozen shots in the car. law enforcement sources say the victims were found holding cash though expecting to pay someone. captain paul stark says the detectives are still searching for a motive. >> they are not ruling attainability at this point. the families pleaded for answers. >> i don't know if they were in the wrong spot. did someone tell them to go there? i
>> if you know anyone who killed my beautiful boy; please, you need to call. reward is $20,000. >> his father is in tremendous pain. the family is zeroing in on the real mystery. why were the young men in the car 10:30 at night in the court far from their own home? what brought them there? who were they there to meet? those are the questions the detectives are still working to answer tonight. we'll be back at 6:00 with more. in germantown, brad bell, abc7 news. larry: thatgic indeed. thank you -- tragic indeed. now a developing story that we broke on newschannel8 two hours ago. the search for the person who stole this backhoe and tried to break in this a.t.m., that is the question right now. tom roussey is live with how it unfolded. tom? tom: the a.t.m. is alive and
the bank of america. but it had a rough day last week. this is surveillance video of what happened. never in anyone's memory in this county can they remember this happening before. there was a street project going on five miles from here in suitland in a neighborhood. and a backhoe was stolen. the thieves drove it five miles down city streets at 4:30 in the morning. when the backhoe arrived at bank of america, you see what happened. they tried to smash in the a.t.m. after all the effort. the "a" for effort. but "f" for executing this. they didn't get any money. that said, they have not arrested anybody from this case. in fact, they think the person who stole the backhoe the person who was involved in a different crime a year ago. this is a photo of the person.
from here on marlboro pike. they think this guy is the same guy who participated in what happened last week. he got away with money last time but not this time. if you can identify him call the prince george's police on this very, very, very unusual crime that happened here last week. reporting live in forestville, i'm tom roussey, abc7 news. alison: unusual indeed. thank you. covering metro now. time to say goodbye to the 1000 and the 4000 series rail car. they announced today they will get rid of the 40-year-old rail cars by the end of the month. 4 new trains are in -- 43 new trains are in service. it's resulted in more reliable service. larry: a few showers today but nothing terrible. doug hill, not that warm outside either. doug: no. the temperatures that we
experience are more reminiscent of the average temperatures for april not the 7th of june. we have had shower. most of it is west of washington. pretty much the area from warrenton culpeper. talk about the numbers. this is so cool. 59 in winchester. 64 in frederick and leesburg at 63. 68 at reagan national airport. no shortage of cloud cover. there is a break of the blue sky. but a steady flow of the moist air from the northeast. the elevation will increase and that is when we find most of the rain. at the moment the heaviest showers here, southwest of warner through culpeper. that is the story for the next few hours. tomorrow will turn partly sunny and make the recovery to the low to mid-70's. as we head to friday
saturday and next week, a major warm-up. we'll have a heatwave here. we will talk about that and the numbers that go with it in a few minutes. alison: we'll see you then. thank you. now we turn to the war on terror today. iran's military leaders are pointing to saudi arabia for an attack that killed at least 12 people in tehran. dozens of others were hurt. they hit iran's parliament in session and a moss -- mausoleum. the police say they have several suspects in custody. the number of the people killed saturday on the london bridge risen to eight. police say they found another body days later. more than 40 people were hurt when they ran a van and then stabbed people in the market. a dozen people were questioned after the attack but have been released without charges. larry: for the second day in a row the woman accusing bill
in the cross examination. andrea constand denied any prior romance between herself. they mentioned romantic dinner by the fire but constand says the mood was friendly and she felt that the friendship to cosby was important at temple university where she managed the basketball team. >> coming up at 5:00, a sudden wall of sand leaves people running for cover. larry: later, scaling a sheer cliff without any ropes or rarnesses for backup. >> we have a great team. we are very enthusiastic. >> "7 on your side" is ready to make sure you are ready to cast your vote in tuesday's primary. >> the temperatures are on the way up as we get ready for the first official heatwave. legislators are in d.c. to try to prevent children from dying
larry: new developments tonight after the fire hydrant failed flooding allentown road. repairs to the hydrant wrapped up today around 1:00. now the crews are scrambling to repair the road. one lane is still closed tonight. crews expect to reopen the road in an hour. alison: tonight, police say a 2-year-old child is in critical condition. but improving after
in a hot car in wichita, kansas. the toddler was in a minivan with two other kids but they don't know why. they think the children climbed into the van themselves. the first heatwave of our season is set to roll in next week but it doesn't have to be in the 90's for the temperatures to soar inside a vehicle. the meteorologist josh knight is live on capitol hill where there was a hearing on hot car deaths today. josh? josh: that is right. as long as the sun shine, the temperatures in the 60's can be enough to raise temperature inside the car to make a kid sick or kill them. how does a parent forget the kid is in the backs seat? thanks to different parts of the brain we are going on autopilot for a lot of things. how many times are you on your way home thinking i need
then you are in the driveway. you went home and you didn't think about it. that is what can happen to parents when they get to work and they go inside to forget the kids are in the back seat. >> god take me now. return my son to his beautiful mother. >> the parenteds are still distraught over the loss of their son chase ten years ago. he was 21 months old and they were still getting used to the daycare routine. >> he brought him to work and i was supposed to pick him up. >> it never happened. >> i was on the way home and i got a call. he was crying on the phone i couldn't understand him. he said i forgot chase. >> he went to work and forgot to drop him off at a day care
>> i ripped open the car door and i pulled him from the car seat unaware of anyone around and ran in the office with him in my arms screaming. >> on average 37 children die each year the same way that chase did. now harrison and ad vo cassy groups are doing what they can to make sure no other families are torn apart. the hot cars act is reintroduced in congress and would mandate new cars would alert you when the ignition is turned off and someone is in the backseat. >> we both wanted to do something to make it better. and have zero kids die from this. zero. we shouldn't have any kids to be forgotten. there is the technology and it's been there for to -- 20 years. >> the parents say we have all sorts of different things in the car, lights or the keys in
where does it go from here? reintroduce today it has to be picked up and taken to the floor. if the bill goes through they will have two years to be in compliance. meteorologist josh knight on capitol hill. doug: that is a phrase you don't hear often. alison: doing reporting. >> the heat is a big issue. we have the increaseed humidity. alison: this is so abrupt. doug: this is a one day deal. look in centreville, 64 degrees. that is nearly 30 cooler than it should be on average for this time of
the clouds threaten and this is south and west of the area. the sky now looks like it has most of the day around the region. 59 in winchester. 66 overall maryland in the midshore in eastbound. 64 at joint base andrews. 68 in fredericksburg and reagan national airport. through the everything, metro is cloudy and cool. we might have a break of the blue sky. if you are toward the western shore of the bay, annapolis, calvert county and you may see sunshine. west of the metro, you will continue to see the chances of the showers and the sprinkles. especially closer you get to blue ridge and beyond. warrenton to culpeper. good downpour drifting to the south and southwest.
we could go another week before there is a chance of rain. that is important tomorrow is not hot. it will be gorgeous. high of 74. he's below average but quite comfortable. tomorrow evening when the nats come back in town for the west coast to make the game up with the orioles a few weeks ago at the park. 71 degrees at the first pitch at 7:05. looking ahead to celebrate fairfax. beginning friday and lasting through the weekend. plenty of sunshine with a dramatic warming trend in fairfax and across the region. average high is 82 on friday. 87 on saturday. not humid but sunday is hot and humid with the highs in 92 feeling more like 96. saturday afternoon for the capital pride parade, the dupont circle and logan circle area is warm. the humidity level is in check. you will see a little cooling through the evening. so for all of the outdoor events this weekend, just keep in mind building heat and the building humidity.
that is the highlight of the fairfax celebration on friday. the capital pride parade on saturday. look at the numbers. monday and tuesday we could be at or set a new high record. we head to middle of june with the daily highs around 90. larry: that is consistent, doug. thanks. breaking news from baltimore county. officer is in the hospital after being shot. the cops were investigating an armed robbery when they exchanged gunfire. the shooter was dead and the civilian was hurt in the exchange. stay with us. we continue to follow the officer involved shooting. alison: still to come, a quarter of american families say they are skipping routine medical care. larry: we will explain that. a dozen people setting sights on the
president's sons fights back against reports of the trump family charity. larry: a look at what is coming up tonight on abc7 -- >> and adrianna hopkins has a preview of tomorrow's "good morning washington." >> thank you. get a full breakdown of what to expect at the james comey hearing gets underway. >> lgbt and lgbtq. you've heard the terms but do you understand what they mean? we set the record straight for etiquette of the gay community. >> stay with us for traffic and weather every ten minutes vo: delivering cleaner, reliable energy... creating jobs for our veterans... helping those in need save money on their energy bills. it takes 16,000 dominion energy employees doing the job. and now, dominion energy is investing $15 billion to build and upgrade our electric and natural gas infrastructure... creating jobs now and for the future. across virginia, we're building an economy
who stood up to the nra after the virginia tech shooting. dr. northam stands out with a consistent pro-choice record and led the fight to stop the republicans' transvaginal ultrasound law. ralph is a leader for education, expanding pre-k for thousands of families in virginia. ralph northam: making progress means taking on tough fights, and as governor, i won't let donald trump stand in our way.
alison: "7 on your side" with health matters. a new survey shows a quarter of american families are delaying needed medical care because it's too expensive. this is among the findings of a poll from bankrate.com. among younger americans one in three millennials put off medical care because of the cost. more than half surveyed are worried about not having affordable healthcare in the future. larry: donations go to trump family business instead? that is a claim from "forbes." and marci gonzalez breaks down the reaction and trump response. marci: trump's son eric
organization profited from the charitable organization that helped kids with cancer. saying this on fox news. >> raised $13.6 million for greatest organization. >> the lavish fundraisers that include 18 holes of golf on trump course and nighttime entertainment raised millions of dollars for st. jude children research hospital with eric trump saying most of the costs were covered. >> we were able to come up with raising a lot of money with no expense. it's because we didn't incur openses -- incur the facilities. >> but "forbes" said the expenses ballooned from $59,000 in 2012 to $230,000 the next year and $242,000 in 2014. they say the change happened
foundation be charged for using the trump facility. >> donald came in and said you know what? we'll start billing you guys. even though this is a charity evented and kids for cancer we want you to pay. >> eric trump releasing a statement that reads in part contrary to recent reports at no time did the trump organization profit in any way from the foundation or any activity. it goes on to highlight that the foundation was responsible for building $20 million i.c.u. at st. jude and saying it's shapeful to infer malicious intent charity that saved so many lives. marci gonzalez, abc7 news, los angeles. alison: ahead at 5:00, getting to know you. we are looking at the candidates hoping to be virginia's next governor. before tuesday's primary. larry: later the local museum that is involved with more people than any other in
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not to deliver a big event. brianne carter has more. brianne: detour and a disruption. for hundreds of truck drivers going through maryland today in the name of safety. >> to cut down on the commercial truck traffic. >> they were all diverted to the parking lot of fedex field for the vehicle inspection. police in the several agencies checked every truck bumper to bumper to look at everything under the hood and the cab from the brakes to cargo load. there is a safety problem found on a vehicle it's not just left to be. it is taken up at fedex field. there are the repair companies there and it's addressed before the vehicle is september back out on the road. >> a driver put out of service for violation of the logbook it will remain for ten hours out of service. >> in the inspections last
year, 25% of the trucks checked had the defects. that number is expected to be higher this year. delay in delivery is worth it, they say, to get unsafe trucks off the road. >> it's carry that they are out on the highway. that is why we do this initiative. brianne: in landover, maryland, brianne carter, abc7 news. alison: work is underway for a barns dance crossing in columbia heights. that is the intersection that lets the pedestrians cross diagonally while the cars stop from all four directions. larry: president trump was in ohio today for what the white house called the infrastructure week. >> time to capture our legacy as builders and create new lanes of commerce and discover, we'll see in the future.
the future will be bright. larry: the president praised opening of the dakota access pipeline in north dakota. his budget includes $1 trillion for the infrastructure improvement across the country. alison: virginians go to the polls on tuesday for the primary ahead of november's election. abc7 wants to be sure you have the information you need before casting your vote. so tonight, jeff goldberg takes a closer look at the democrats running for governor. jeff: in race for the democratic nomination, narrative has taken shape. tom perriello is fiery of the trump resistance backed by bernie sanders and elizabeth warren. >> we have been the passionate campaign. >> lieutenant governor ralph northam the calm voice of the party establishment backed by senators kaine, mcauliffe. >> i'm part of the establishment. he is part of
establishment. jeff: a native of eastern shore, northam is a doctor and army veteran who served six years in the stated they before winning the race for lieutenant governor in 2013. >> i know how to fight and i know how to win. at the same time i know how to bring people to the table and agree to disagree and do what is the best interest of virginia. >> tom perriello shook up the race when he is jumped in this year. born and raised in charlottesville, perriello served one term in congress from 2008 to 2010. claiming he lost his seat because he voted for obamacare. >> republican leaders are trying to do this to affordable healthcare. >> i have been a fighter for 20 years on progressive causes. jeff: perriello whose ad opposing the obamacare repeal received national attention used the democratic primary as a referendum on the president. >> june 13 will be the fist statewide opportunity in -- firs
about rejecting the agenda of hate and bigotry we have heard from trump. >> this is an election about virginia not the country. >> the polls are tight and the candidates agree on many issues important to democrats. lgbt rights, medicaid expansion and tighter gun laws. so as tom perriello and ralph northam make the final pitch -- >> we promoted economic opportunity for all virginians. >> more and more people realize i give democrats the best chance to win. >> style could trump substance. jeff goldberg, abc7 news. alison: tomorrow at 5:00, we will look at the republican candidates in the virginia governor's race. tune in for that. >> coming up a local landfill is buzzing and why it's a good thing. alison: later, sand in the sky.
steve: i'm abc7's steve rudin live at the new rosslyn farmer's market located between the new central place. if you haven't been here recently a lot has changed. look behind me at the farm it's market. this is from the organic farm. they have fresh produce to enjoy. it's open until 8:00 tonight. come down here and check it out. let's talk about the upcoming weekend. if you have pool plans looking great. heating up, upper 80's on saturday. lower 90's on sundays. added humidity. but it will be dry. don't forget the capital pride
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and the company that treats waste at the landfill in lorton. this is all to save bees. honey bee initiative plans to turn several acres of landfill into a bee sanctuary. they hope it will bring awareness to declining bee population. >> this is a project that can be replicated nationwide. >> it lead to a flourishing echo system of the wildfires and the native grasses. we talked yesterday about the beehive installed at the vice president's home. larry: right. >> there were behives at the white house before -- beehives at the white house before. larry: are you scared of heights? alison: sort of. this kind of height. larry: sure. if you are scared to heights this may be hard to watch. get this. with no
ropes. he climbed 3,000 feet. the first to free climb the wall. he made a career of the most difficult climbs. that one could go down to the most dangerous attempted. his friends must call him spiderman. alison: some call this is the most amazing athletic feat of the century. larry: that is amazing. alison: he said he passed people napping. most people take a long time to do what he did in four hours. incredible. larry: yeah. >> a heads up for you from the u.s. park police. "it"'s closed between poster street until tuesday as part of the beach drive reconstruction project. there is a detour in place. larry: capital pride this weekend. the p
larry: a new mural. sunrise, sunset mural painted on the museum walls. the fure mural is 400 feet long and they painted 40 landscapes in 15 days. you can stop by tonight at 6:00. it will be up through october 1. alison: down the street from there is the most visited museum in the western hemisphere. d.c. bureau chief sam ford is live outside the smithsonian air and space museum with a glimpse at why it's popular. >> you know the tourists coming here 10% year to year as places
paris. but in washington everything is free. at 7.5 million visitors in 20 sof it's the most popular museum in america. only 50,000 fewer than the museum of china, the most popular in the world. these are numbers from global firm acon that measures these things. for some this is just fun. >> i like aviation. we have a small airport in our town. we have all sort of stuff i just went there and i learned. >> from the space moddums to the aircraft that is hanging from the ceiling this is a fascinating place for everybody. this is high tourist system in d.c. they are lined up to get in. >> the smithsonian has four of the top 20 most popular museums in the world. >> one tour guide told us he does tours around the world.
speaking around the world, a young person from singapore made it to washington. >> it has been my dream for two years to see the museum. i watch videos about it. >> here with his father, mother, grandmother this is the top of his list for the american visit his dad said. >> we wanted to be in washington, d.c. to see the museum. >> are you happen? >> of course. i'm so happy! sam: so 7.5 million visitors every year. that does not count the people who visit the part of the air and space museum at the dulles airport. reporting live from the national mall, i'm sam ford. larry: that is very neat. alison: you love to see the wonder in the kids faces. awesome. larry: imagine comes back again in a few years and see it again. you notice things when you go
alison: no question. speaking of air and space, the white house plans to relaunch. >> they introduced the newest class of astronauts. they will coordinate space activity from nasa and the private sector. they will take the space program to the next level. >> i know we will inspire our children and the grandchildren as much as the forbearers have done so in the storied american program. >> the new class of the 12 astronauts selected from a pool of 18,000 anally can'ts. alison: i my nasa pen after i did an interview there. it says, "nasa, i need my space." it's so encouraging to see the bright people.
alison: awesome. you saw there vice president pence took part in the announce. it's his birthday. 58 today. larry: happy birthday. check this out. a giant dust cloud covering the sudanese capital city. the massive dust storm is when the wind carries sand and dust after a thunderstorm. as you can see, limbed the visibility in the area. wow! alison: incredible. goodness. well, nothing like that around here. larry: we have weathered the storm. now it changes again. alison: it's cloudy and cool and unseasonably so. it's cooler in laurel. there is period of rain. show you on the doppler radar. this stretch south and west of warrenton to culpeper. th
the steadier rain is. so barring the areas i'm highlighting it's cloudy with clearing in the overnight as the rain continues out west. tomorrow we will have sunshine. partly sunny. 7. when the nats return from california tomorrow for a makeup game against the 0's at the park, 71 for first pitch. comfortable evening. looking ahead more to the dierks bentley concert at jiffy lube live. it will be fine. dropping from the lower 80's to the upper 70's. comfortable for the venue on friday night. we are looking at celebrate fairfax for the weekend. this shows the whole weather story. warming trend. 82 on friday with the sunshine. 87 on saturday. the humidity level is still under control. we will get to sunday and that is when we will begin a heatwave. partly to mostly sunny hot and humid weather. highs of 92. feel mor
that is just the beginning of the heat. monday, tuesday, wednesday. larry: thank you. the belmont stakes has a brand new favorite. classic empire scratched in the weekend's race because of abscess in the right hook. classic empire was the runner-up at the preakness and finished fourth at the kentucky derby. so now only 12 horses compete in the final leg of the triple crown. twisted tom is a new favorite at 20-1 odds winning the race. alison: robert is here. a lot to talk about. robert: what are the odds we see a kirk cousins long-term deal? july 15 is the deadline. there is national talk about the contract saga. new report come in today. when that happens you know we talk about it. we are at the o.t.a.'s today to find out more. it was reported this morning. espn's adam schefter saying there is optimism over a long-term deal for kirk
redskins owner got involved and convoyed how much he would like cousins to stay in washington. there is a noticeable shift in the tone of the talks i think at this time last year were hopeless that entered the off-season as hopeless and have now went some hope to the idea that the two sides could get a long-term deal done by july 15. >> jay gruden is not even involved in this. >> i'm not in the negotiations unfortunately. but i'm going to let everybody handle that. >> cousins wasn't made available to the media today. they are saying the same thing they were last season. kirk cousins is the quarterback. >> only thing i know right now is kirk cousins is our quarterback. i don't know anything more than that. >> i'm not worried about the deals. i am worried about how
them win. >> it's above my pay grade with that. but i think something will be done. >> a shocker in the french open. novak djokovic sent packing against the sixth seed. djokovic didn't even put up much of a fight. his new coach has a lot of work to do. remember your home for the finals in game three tonight in cleveland. tip-off set for 9:00. coverage begins at 8:30. series starts when you go to the other city. in cleveland now. we see what lebron can do. larry: if a triple double means that. in the newsroom an investigation into d.c. mayor muriel bowser's campaign finances is over. bowser's campaign was fined $13,000 after it was determined
received excessive contributions. the campaign committee has already paid the fine. alison: a firefighter falls through the floor fighting a fire in fairfax. larry: how he is doing and ralph northam: being a pediatrician has taught me to listen carefully. i'm ralph northam, and when survivors of the virginia tech shooting asked me to support an assault weapons ban and close the gun show loophole, i took on the fight. i saw what those weapons can do as an army doctor during the gulf war. now, i'm listening carefully to donald trump, and i think he's a narcissistic maniac. whatever you call him, we're not letting him bring his hate into virginia. creating jobs foreaner, reliour veterans... helping those in need save money on their energy bills. it takes 16,000 dominion energy employees doing the job. and now, dominion energy is investing $15 billion to build
michelle: a faulty light fixture caused a house fire. a firefighter suffered injuries after falling through first floor of the home. john gonzalez in reston where the homeowners are looking for a new place to stay. john: at the height of there there were 100 firefighters on greenbrier court in reston. right now they are keeping three fire trucks and the crews at the scene because hot spots continue to flare up. now during this, there was a firefighter rushed to reston hospital. because the floor, the main floor of the town home collapsed. the firefighter ended up
home. he was taken to the hospital, treated. we have been told he's been released. he suffered serious and non-life threatening injuries. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. firefighters have gone in with ladders and shovels to try to sift through the debris and make a clear path for the fire investigators to go inside and try to determine where the fire started. and what exactly caused it. >> the line stretched thin by the engine companies. one of the firefighters on the hand line fell through the floor. it was reported to command. the firefighter was quickly rescued. >> they arrived a short time later after receiving a dreadful phone call. we did get to talk to them off-camera. they were distraught and upset. the woman telling me they were not doing well. they were on the phone with the insurance trying to figure out what the next step is. in reston, john gonzalez, abc7 news. michelle: right now at
>> no, no. next question. michelle: the president about to be contradicted. explosive details as fired f.b.i. director james comey prepares for the spotlight. jonathan: a father struggling to keep his footing as he buries his son. new details from investigators in the search for a killer. michelle: proof that crime doesn't pay. caught on video. the backhoe burglary that gets botch and what police know about the man behind the wheel. announcer: now, "abc7 news at 6:00". on your side. jonathan: first tonight, fired f.b.i. director james comey will directly contradict president trump when he testifies tomorrow. >> it's the most anticipated testimony on the hill in years, possibly decades. tonight we have the opening statement ahead of the high profile
>> chief political correspondent scott thuman live on capitol hill. explosive testimony on tap for tomorrow. scott: you are right. according to the prepared remarks by james comey president trump did pressure him to back down on the russia investigation into michael flynn. he further adds that president trump said there was a cloud hanging over him and the rest of the administration and he hoped that director comey could get rid of it. >> in his highly anticipated testimony, former f.b.i. director james comey according to prepared statements will describe a series of uncomfortable conversations with the president who comey claims wanted the f.b.i. to drop the russia investigation regarding michael flynn. according to comey trump said, "i hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, letting flynn go." adding that comey prepared memo about flynn and discussed it with the senior leadership. i understood the president to be requesting we