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tonight, several breaking developments atsz we come on the air. president trump's attorney general jeff sessions will testify in public. just days after the fired fbi director told the country that the president asked the ag and everyone else to leave the room. also tonight, after the president told our jon karl he wants the testify, what the white house is now saying tonight. also, the defense rests in the bill cosby sexual assault trial, after just six minutes and a single witness. the penn state fraternity members waiting nearly 12 hours before calling for help. tonight the stunning moment in court as video of the dying student is played before everyone. the urgent manhunt at the hour for inmates.
how they got out. the midair scare. a gaping hole in the jet engine, the passenger plane forced to good evening. it's great to have you with us on monday night. we begin with several developing stories. among them, president trump's attorney general jeff sessions will be in the hot seat tomorrow under oath. likely asked about russia, about james comey and about that meeting in the oval office. did the president ask everyone to leave including the attorney general, everyone except for james comey? also tonight here, after our reporter asked president trump would you be willing to speak under oath, the president said 100%. what the white house is saying tonight. abc's senior white house correspondent cecilia vega leading us off. >> reporter: the cameras invited in today to witness president trump's first full cabinet meeting, where he minced no words, declaring himself among the most productive presidents ever.
>> and i think we've been about as active as you can possibly be. >> reporter: and then, it was the cabinet's turn. one after the next, they went around the table, each lavishing praise on their boss, as he nodded approvingly. >> mr. president, we thank you for the opportunity and blessing that you've given us to serve your agenda. >> i want to thank you for getting this country moving again. >> you set the exact right message and its being responded, the response is fabulous around the country. >> reporter: that last compliment from attorney general jeff sessions, and tomorrow all eyes will be on him when he testifies before the senate intelligence committee investigating russian meddling in the election and any possible collusion with team trump. sessions will likely be asked about several issues raised in the blockbuster testimony of former fbi director james comey. for one -- his role in that now-infamous meeting in the oval office between comey and the president. comey says trump asked sessions and others to clear the room so they could be alone. >> my sense was the attorney
leaving, which is why he was lingering. so i knew something was about to happen that i needed to pay very close attention to. >> it was then that comey says the president asked him to drop the investigation into former national security adviser mike flynn. after that meeting, comey claims, "i took the opportunity to implore the attorney general to prevent any future direct communication between the president and me." sessions is also likely to be asked about his meetings with the russians. he recused himself from the russia investigation after reports that he met the russian ambassador twice during the campaign, but failed to disclose those meetings in his senate confirmation hearings. and comey said that's not all. >> we also were aware of facts that i can't discuss in an open setting that would make his continued engagement in a russia-related investigation problematic. >> reporter: the white house today would not say whether sessions would limit his testimony and invoke executive privilege. >> i think it depends on the scope of the questions and to
point would be premature. >> reporter: tonight the trump white house is eager to turn the page. this week ivanka trump will be in the spotlight, talking job training. this morning on fox news, she came to her father's defense. >> there is a level of viciousness that i was not expecting. i was not expecting the intensity of this experience. but this isn't supposed to be easy. >> and cecilia live with us tonight from the white house. just friday as you know that president trump's exchange happened with our jon karl. jon asking, would you will be willing to speak under oath? here's what the president said. >> would you be willing to speak under oath to give your version of en -- >> 100%. i didn't say under oath. i hardly know the man. i'm not going to say i want you to pledge allegiance. who would do that? under oath. think of it,
man. it doesn't make sense. >> cecilia, you were there today. the white house was asked, does that offer still stand. >> he was asked whether in fact this testimony might happen? he hedged. this was sean spicer today, right here in the briefing room, he's not had further discussions with the president about this potential testimony. a very different answer from the white house today than the very adamant president trump we heard from a couple of days ago. >> cecilia, good to have you back tonight. also breaking news in the bill cosby sex assault case. the comedian once known as america's dad, arriving at court with his wife camille by his side. the defense taking just six minutes to make its case. calling just one a single once. abc's linsey davis. >> reporter: tonight, bill cosby's fate is in the hands o
a jury. earlier today, the comedian arrived at court with his wife camille cosby, this -- her first appearance at the trial. >> mrs. cosby, what do you want people to know about your husband? >> reporter: cosby did not take the stand, the defense calling only one witness, a police detective, and rested its case after six minutes. inside the courtroom, mrs. cosby was a central figure. >> i think what the defense is trying to do is saying she's forgiven him, so maybe you can too. >> reporter: she sat unflinchingly, showing no emotion while the defense gave a fiery closing argument. cosby's attorney acknowledged that he was an adulterer, but arguing he was a not criminal. "only angels are in heaven." he told jurors. at one point gesturing to mrs. cosby shouting, "she deserved better." when the lead defense attorney faced the jury and asked "if something like this happened to you, would you ever forget that?" a female juror sitting in the back row nodded her head in agreement across the room. andrea constand, the woman at the heart of this trial, who accuses cosby of drugging and se
then, it was the prosecutor's turn. he told jurors that cosby "took what was not his," reminding them of cosby's own words in a deposition where he admitted to obtaining quaaludes prior to sexual encounters with women. the d.a. told jurors that any inconsistencies in constand's statements were because she "spent more time trying to forget what happened rather than trying to remember." >> let's get to linsey davis at r looich at the courtroom today. the jury has already started deliberating? >> yes, the jury just started deliberations. this could be a very long night. if convicted cosby faces up to ten years for each of the three counts and the d.a.'s office is already saying they would immediately ask for him to incarcerated. david. >> linsey davis standing by at that courtroom. in the meantime, next to that trial involving 18 former
fraterni fraternity in penn state. the pledge fell down the steps and then later died. fellow students waiting nearly 12 hours before calling for help. today the prosecution showing surveillance video of the last hours of timothy piazza's life. here's abc's gio benitez. >> reporter: the parade of young penn state defendants, filing into court, somber faced. about to witness the horrifying video of the last night of tim piazza's life, shown only in the courtroom. >> they had to go from station to station, chug alcohol. >> piazza visibly drunk, downing at least four drinks in just minutes during the february fraternity party. two hours in, piazza falls 15 feet, banging his head. his unconscious body carried to a couch. a brother pouring beer over him, an apparent attempt to wake him. just before 2:00 a.m., someone else appears to slap the 19-year-old in the stomach. >> they treated him like a rag doll, like h
>> the video does show one brother, kordel davis, extremely animated, later recounting the night to robin roberts. >> i said we should call 911. >> reporter: his parents left the courtroom just before the agonizing video was shown. >> they want to remember their son as the young, bright, handsome, full of life person who he was. >> reporter: david at the end of the video, after nearly 12 hours, piazza was stiff. looking like a corpse. still it took additional 42 minutes to call 911. >> gio, thank you. next to the extreme weather we're watching at this hour. tornado watch in effect as that heat wave stretches from the rockies all the way over to new england. schools in philadelphia will shut down at noon tomorrow. severe storms in minnesota over the past 24 hours, thousands losing power for a time and near minneapolis, a hailstorm, sending snowplows out on to the street to help clear.
rob marciano tracking the storms and the heat as well. >> reporter: david, more severe storms and more heat on tap tomorrow. storms right now in maine, wisconsin and colorado and wyoming. check it out, a tornado watch is out until 8:00 tonight. a deep area of low pressure, a huge area of enhanced risk from fargo, to lincoln. and the heat is still on. st. louis, chicago, d.c., philly, all in the 90s. it will be the more dangerous day in this june heat wave, tomorrow. >> thank you, rob next to that mid-air emergency. shortly after that takeoff from sydney, australia, a piece of the engine coming right off. david kerley. >> reporter: it is a gaping hole in the engine that forced the a-330 back to the airport. >> engine number one fault. >> china eastern 736. >> engine number one fault. >> reporter: passengers unsure what was happening, just after
take off. >> the left engine made a funny sound. >> all of a sudden, it got really loud and it was like dit-dit-dit-dit-dit. >> reporter: enginemaker rolls-royce calls it a "very serious issue." one the crew could see out the window. >> we just had visual check of the engine number one of the cowling case, uh, is broken." >> but then i realized there was a hole in the engine and it was a little scary. >> reporter: it appears to be a piece of the air intake, from the front of the engine that peeled away. and it's happened before, a month ago to an egyptair a-300. there has been an airworthiness directive about this specific engine. no indication that this incident is related. david. >> david kerley, thank you. next this evening, the pentagon now identifying three u.s. service members killed in combat in afghanistan. they served with the 101st airborne division, they were killed in
an afghan soldier they were there to support. back here, president trump facing a constitutional challenge, is the president profiting from foreign entities in the state of maryland and the district of columbia filing suit, no president has been challenged on the emoluments clause before. >> reporter: using his official position to market his business enterprises with the focus on the trump hotel in washington. to hold their big events here. just three weeks a group from turkey and a month before trump took office, the celebration of bahrain day with the hotel charging bahrain $100,000. >> this because mr. trump is the president-elect? >> we know that the foreign
there in order to curry favor with the president of the united states. >> reporter: today the attorneys general of the district of columbia and maryland, both democrats, filed the lawsuit because donald trump is in violation of the constitution. which prohiblts foreign payments to the president. >> they were concerned about corruption. >> reporter: the lawsuit cites how membership fees at mar-a-lago have been doubled to $250,000 began to hold official meetings at the club. here the japanese prime minister learns about a north korean missile launch. right in front of members and cameras. >> we had the most beautiful piece of chocolate cake you have seen. >> reporter: people planning weds in new jersey are told, president trump might just drop in. like he did this weekend, surprising the bride and groom in a joyl
>> brian ross with us here tonight. we know president trump's attorney has promised that all profits earned from foreign government will be donate to the u.s. treasury. >> that's right, david. trump's sons said it's not practical to keep track of the precise numbers. they'll make a rough estimate of the profits. david, today the white house called the lawsuit brought by the attorneys general nothing but partisan politics. >> brian ross, thank you. we're following a headline out of russia tonight and one of the anti-kremlin protests in here. tens of thousands took to the street across the country. clashing with police. more than 1,000 people taken into custody. among those taken the organizer of the protest. he was sentenced to 30 days behind bars. president trump's travel ban delivered another setback tonight. appeals from the 9
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for authorities it's all too familiar. the inmates escaping through a ventilation system. two of them did the very same thing in march. >> there's an area between the ceiling and probably about a ten-foot wall, they're able to jump over to an air vent. >> reporter: watch, surveillance video from the march escape showing three inmates first leaving a middle cell and then climbing into that vent. >> them got in a fight and so everybody was focused on the fight and they never saw them go over the wall. >> reporter: the sheriff says overcrowding at the jail is partly to blame. david, crews are fixing that ventilation system. tonight, authorities telling this community to remain vigilant. calling those escapees dangerous. when we come back -- a search for a killer after a mother and her two adult daughter are found inside
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