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this morning on "world news now," comey in the spotlight. the former fbi director testifies before congress about his one-on-one conversations with the president. we have new reaction from a trump lawyer, plus see how people across the country are settling in for the tv spectacle. >> plus the showdown on capitol hill. senators with tough questions for the nation's top intelligence officials. all of them though, refusing to say whether or not president trump had asked them to intervene in comey's russia investigation. >> and new this half-hour, we are going courtside at nba finals. >> yes we are, game three. turning into an epic nail biter with lebron james, battling hard to keep his kingdom from crumbling. we'll have a full wrap-up including preview of the upcoming do or die game four.
in case you are wondering if tlc is hating on scrubs, the answer is, they are. they still don't want your number. some are still trying to holler at them on twitter. take a look at how tlc is trolling scrubs hanging out on the passenger side of their best friend's ride on this thursday, june 8th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." ♪ ♪ >> and oh, what a man to rock into a thursday morning. >> i don't want no -- >> i don't want no -- >> you know what i think in the years since "scrubs came out" we as a fellow scrub owned it. we are okay with the title. i don't mind being a scrub. >> sitting on the passenger's side of your best friend's ride trying to holler at me. >> then as the the 6 train. my friend's can't afford a car
"the skinny." >> we'll start things off with anticipation building as the country waits to hear directly from former fbi director james comey. >> comey's appearance on capitol hill its hours away. take a look at this, some bars in washington, d.c. and beyond are opening early to capitalize on testimony. like this one. offering russian vodka flavors and fbi sandwiches. yes. >> what is an fbi sandwich? >> curious what is in it. there are some on the west coast opening extra early as well. the senate intelligence committee released comey's prepared remarks. comey describes several conversations with president trump that he found to be uncomfortable. >> in one meeting, comey documented that he said the president told him, quote, i need loyalty, i expect loyalty. comey says, quote, i didn't move, speak, or change my facial expression in any way during the awkward silence that followed. we simply looked at each other in silence. toward the end of the dinner, comey says the president returned to the question of loyalty, saying i need loyalty to which comey replied, you will always get honesty from me. the president paused and said
that's what i want, honest loyalty. comey paused and said, you'll get that from me. >> in addition to the request for loyalty, comey says the president asked him to drop any investigation into former security adviser michael flynn. and he assured the president he was not under investigation. and the president told comey the russian investigation was a cloud that impaired his ability to do his job. so, president trump's personal attorney is praise all of that testimony saying the president feels completely, completely and totally vindicated, comey confirmed the president is not under investigation. >> others pointed out conversation maze have been unusual, inappropriate, not illegal.
president's critics want to know if comey was fired because he refused the president's requests. >> and a reminder, abc news has live coverage today on the hearing which gets under way at 10:00 eastern time t everybody will be watching. don't you think? >> many from the bars all across the country. >> some of the other bars, one in d.c. will have the frozen drink. >> bars in houston, san francisco. opening extra early happening on eastern time zone. >> exactly. exactly. >> i want to see coverage of the bars. >> at what point will they get bored? >> oh. >> this will probably go all day long. this hearing. >> that's what the drinks are for. keep you going. illed the natiface james comey
esident pressured them to sway the investigation. here is abc's pierre thomas. >> reporter: the standoff went on for 2 and a half hours. senators from both sides pressing the nation's top intelligence officials about whether president trump asked them to intervene in the investigation into michael flynn or the russia investigations in any way. >> let me ask you specifically, did the president, the reports that are it out there, ask you in any way, shape, form, to back off or downplay the russian investigation. >> not going to discuss specifics of conversations with president of the united states. >> are you prepared to say you have never felt or been asked by the president or the was to influence an ongoing investigation. >> i am not prepared to answer your question today. >> at issue critical conversations with the president. after president trump allegedly asked then fbi director james comey, about the investigation into michael flynn, saying i hope you can let this go. did the president then turn to director of national intelligence, dan coats to sway
him as well. as the "the washington post" reported. >> i have never been pressured. never felt pressure to, to intervene or interfere in any way and shape, with shaping intelligence and in a political way or, or in relationship. on going investigation. >> law makers then pressing further. asking not whether they felt pressured, but simply did the president ask them to intervene? >> we have press reports of not once, but twice, that the president of the united states asked you to either downplay the russian investigation or to directly intervene with, director comey. can you set the record straight about what happened or didn't happen? >> confidential conversations between the president and myself, i don't believe it's appropriate for me to address that in a public session. >> other conversations. not about flynn, this time about possible collusion with the
russians. did the president try to get coats and nsa director mike rogers to publicly deny there was any evidence of trump campaign officials clueding with russians. >> i have never been directed to do anything i believe to be veal what if anything the not president had said to them. and many senators grew frustrated. saying there was no reason not to answer the questions. >> well i think your unwillingness to answer a very basic question speaks volumes. >> why are you not answering? >> i feel it is inappropriate. >> what you feel isn't relevant. >> i stand by the comments. i am not interested in repeating myself, sir. i don't mean that in a, contentious way. >> well i do mean it in a contentious way. >> pierre thomas, abc news. >> the president pick to lead the fbi is known as experienced law enforcement attorney, christopher ray currently works at a high powered law firm. a top ranking official at justice department under george w. bush.
and he represented new jersey governor chris christy in the so-called bridgegate scandal. could be weeks before a senate committee considers his nomination and in cincinnati the president plugged his plans for rebuilding america's infrastructure. he promised a first-class system of roads, bridges and waterways. a white house proposal would fund improvements with $200 billion in public funds. >> former friend of the woman accused of pressuring her boy friend to commit suicide took the stand wednesday saying she admitted to being on the phone with him when he died. according to testimony. michelle carter text aid classmate saying the carbon monoxide death was her fault. adding i could have stopped him but i told him to get back in the car. she allegedly texted another classmate saying, i heard him die. the defense had said, supporting someone in a suicide does not create a homicide. >> parts of the central and southern florida can expect more rain today. those areas are waterlogged from a week of rain but could see flooding with up to 4 inches of
rain in the forecast. all that water has allowed fish to find their way into the streets. residents say, it's the highest water they have seen in a dozen years. >> so we have video of what looks like an affront to all rules of dipping. >> this happened during last night's braves phillies game in atlanta. some how this fellow wound up with barbecue sauce. >> rather than let it go to waste. he lets a fan dip a chicken tend near the glob. and the fan eats that tender. >> so the guy with the sauce on his shirt, eventually cleaned it off in a conventional manner. >> smart, smart, you dent want to waste. >> good barbecue sauce. >> great barbecue sauce. >> shirt looks pretty clean. >> yeah. >> double dip. flip and dip. >> still sauce on the shirt dip. >> dip. >> it will catch on. warriors put the cavs away in game three. they are now just one win away from a new title. how can lebron and company get
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>> golden state, perfect. a crushing loss to the cavs. the warriors take a 3-0 lead in the finals. >> not looking great for the cavs right now. but they're down not out. one more shot to stay in the nba finals. >> they did get the closest yet in the series to beating the warriors in their loss last night. t.j. holmes was there in cleveland, courtside for all of the acts. tj.
diane. now what? we now have the golden state warriors up 3-0. in the finals. and there is no team in any round of any nba playoffs. that has ever come back from 3-0 down to win a series. so, i know it is lebron james, and i know -- how, how -- quite frankly, great he its. but this is not the same warriors team that we have seen the past two years. because they added a key ingredient. and that is kevin durant. kevin durant is, is, has been one of the top two, three, four, five players, the past five plus years in the league. in fact it was kevin durant who actually sank a bucket of three pointer, late in the game, that put the warriors on top and they did not look back from that.
so here we are. 3-0, guys. and to now think that the possibility of the cavaliers coming back from this, look, we don't think they could do it last year. a lot of people wouldn't think they could do it this year. but i think we have learned at eat series so far though.look. >> coming up why tlc still don't want no scrubs. >> and what brad pitt is doing as a weather -- why are you looking at me, when you say that? >> just something about scrubs made me. >> yes, brad pitt as the a weatherman. "the skinny" is next. ♪ herman. "the skinny" is next.
friend's ride ♪ >> you are going to have it in your head all day long. you are welcome for that ear worm. "the skinny" time. and time to feel a little old. can you believe 18 years since tlc dropped the hammer on the cheap two-timing losers out there. >> ha-ha. >> two times,why limit me. >> like you, we assume the no scrubs policy still holds. but some busters are apparently looking for a pass. we won't name, names. tlc not having it. >> hoping to start a fun debate. does anyone know if tlc has relaxed its policy on scrubs? >> funny responses. all of a sudden look who swoops in with a definitive, hell no. tlc themselves, baby. >> we are not sure if it was tboz or chili manning the twitter account. who ever it was full of shade. they went looking for their next trolling victim. actor zach
to anybody. former star of scrubs. so braf saw renewed proclamation and tweeted so pissed. >> and tlc, responded, zach bratt is a guy who thinks he is fine. >> if they go after zach, the world is not safe. >> not just trolling twitter. new music out. and video from way back is the first video in 14 years. >> just love that, zach braff. >> what did zach braff do to anyone? >> came out with a show called scrubs. >> good sound. >> happy to see them back. >> yeah. >> they also look like they haven't aged at all. >> yeah. >> time machine or something. >> t
hair looking good. >> maybe the next song will be about. >> midsection looking good there. >> not dealing with scrubs in your life will do for you. >> make you young. >> is that what it is. >> next little country music, grim forecast from television's newest weatherman. brad pitt. >> yeah, premiere of comedian jim jeffrey's show on come decentral. jeffreys promised a special guest to talk about the president's withdrawal from the paris climate accord. pitt's been fairly outspoken on the issue pretty blunt in the forecast. >> so things are going to be getting warmer in this area here. and this area here. >> thank you, weatherman do you have any future forecast for us? >> there is no future. >> that's an accurate predict
>> there you go. >> by the way who is his taylor. that suit is quite something. >> quite like it. >> found a new look for you. tomorrow's "world news now." >> forget the romper. the facial expression. not global warming. wondering what in the world are you wearing. newsmen, the prestigious award. >> local news anchors across the country were judged to see who had the best coif, from which state. pick out standouts. from abc of course. you have ryan kiaverini from powerhouse chicago station. windy city live. looking good. >> representing texas, seth kovar, news 25 in wacco. >> in neighboring oklahoma, paul folger honored for a year, solid do, that is like perfect anchorman hair. >> really its. like a lego sit. clicks right on to his head? >> lastly. we have to give an honorable
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breathe happy with new febreze. ♪ ♪ that song could be anthem for lebron james, took an l last night. this morning big sean showing us how he is helping the hometown bounce back. >> sunny hostin sat down with the rapper giving back after a once in a lifetime opportunity for stardom. >> reporter: it is no small feat to sell out radio city music hall. ♪ voices in my head saying >> reporter: on this night in front of thousands of fans ♪ ♪ rapper big sean is counting his blessings.
>> blessings, blessings, blessings. look at my life, man. >> reporter: you grabbed your shot. how did you start? >> somebody called me. yo, like one of my friend. kanye is down at the station. go down there rap for him. probably like you, sign you. sounded stupid, silly. got down there when he was leaving. >> reporter: what did you stay? >> asked if i could rap for him. he was like, man, we kind of running late. i was like, oh, damn, you are like my hero. he was like, all right, rap walking out of the station, you know what i am saying. i started rapping. the chance that gave me the moment to kick in the door. >> reporter: that thing happen to you now? >> that is it. >> reporter: all the time. see people looking now. >> all the time. >> all the time. it's like, we listen to it as much as we can too. >> people give you tapes you. listen to it? >> yeah, for sure. every time. >> reporter: for sean, giving back is a driving force.
launching a program in his hometown called mogul prep. >> i have never heard of anything like this before. >> reporter: workshops which aim to teach kids from low income background the ins and outs of the music business. >> those people who have jobs, long lasting careers. those last longer than a lot of artists careers. that's something that never was explained or taught to us in high school that we didn't know. >> you can always bounce back. >> reporter: his work earned his detroit's key off to the city. what does detroit mean to you? >> detroit has gone through the ups and downs as a city. you know as a whole. gives you the spirit of a champion. you know what i mean? it gives you like, the forever, yearning to just want to boss that more and more. >> thanks to sunny there. >> fascinating how he got his start. >> you going to try the same route? >> no, no, not at all. i'll take the l, that's it. >> good for him. give back too. don't miss updates on facebook at wnnfans.com. somniacs for two decades. s wnnfans.com. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
making news in america this morning, we are hours away from the highly anticipated testimony from former fbi director james comey. this morning we have new reaction from president trump after comey's opening statements were released. hear why trump feels already vindicated. plus the other showdown at the capitol. lawmakers grilling intelligence officials about the russia investigation, the exchanges getting heated. >> why are you not answering? >> i feel it is inappropriate, senator. >> what you feel isn't relevant, admiral. >> the flurry of questions not getting answered. new this morning, a rapper attacked while performing on stage. we have the dramatic video just in. and the warriors one win away from an nba championship and a perfect playoff. can the cavs pull off another epic comeback?