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tonight, hillary clinton and the fireworks. tough questions on her e-mails, on benghazi and the moment members of congress start fighting right in front of her. as we ask tonight, how much has the american taxpayer spent on the 17-month investigation? also tonight, we're now learning about american special forces in a daring and deadly raid on isis. the hostages isis was planning to kill, and the operation that led to that deadly firefight. the stunning new report. secret service officers found sleeping on the job. one right at the white house. major new developments in the case of the driver whose car reportedly broke down. he called for help. a short time later, shot dead by police.
and the outrage tonight. look right there. the baby left at day care. workers apparently locked the door and left. using a flashlight, they spot her. authorities demanding answers. good evening. and it's great to have you with us on a thursday night. let's get right to it. hillary clinton testifying at this hour. more than eight hours now since she began answering questions. asked about what led up to that deadly day in benghazi. did she do enough to protect americans? but after 17 months and nearly $5 million in taxpayer money on this investigation, democrats furious today. questioners began bickers with each other as clinton watched. it all began this morning as she left her washington home, her husband, former president bill clinton sending her off. tonight, the key points. we what never heard before.
chelsea clinton, using ann spr alias for her daughter. abc's jonathan karl. >> reporter: with huge crowds lining the hallways outside, from the start, the republican chairman was defensive. >> mad dam second ame secretary, i understand. there are people in both parties that have suggested that investigation is about you. let me assure you it is not and let me assure you why it is not. this investigation is about four people who were killed representing our country on foreign soil. >> reporter: and the top democrat on the attack. >> republicans are squandering millions of taxpayer dollars on this abusive effort to derail campaign. >> reporter: republicans e-mail. reynolds. the name she used for e-mails sent to her daughter, chelsea.
in benghazi by an al qaeda-linked group. that's quite different than what the obama administration said in the days after the attack that killed four americans including ambassador chris stevens. that it was a son tan use protest over an anti-islamic video that groovy lent. one thing. story. why didn't you just speak plain to the american people? >> well, congressman, there was a lot of conflicting information that we were trying to make sense of. the situation was very fluid. it was fast-moving. >> reporter: republicans demanded to know why the state department had denied requests for more security in the months before the attack. >> can you account for why that is? why we had requests and no increase in security? >> well, congressman, i can only tell you that i know a number of requests were fulfilled. and some were not. >> reporter: mrs. clinton took responsibility for what happened as she has in the past. >> i would imagine i thought
more about what happened than all of you put together. i've lost more sleep than all of you put together. i have been wracking my brain done. >> reporter: republicans came with printouts of clinton's e-mails related to libya. and asked why there were so few in the months before the attack. implying that she was not paying attention. >> libya, benghazi, chris stevens, the staff there, they seemed to fall after your radar in 2012 and the situation is getting much worse. >> well, congresswoman, i did not conduct most of the business that i did on behalf of our country on e-mail. i conducted it in meetings, i read massive amounts of memos, great deal of classified information. i made a lot of secure phone calls. i was in and out of the white house all the time. >> reporter: and again and again, republicans pressed her about her e-mails from her old friend, sidney blumenthal. >> help us understand how blumenthal had that kind of access to you, but the
ambassador did not. >> reporter: that line of questions made democrats furious and the two sides started fighting with each other. >> i tell you what. >> the whole truth, and nothing but the truth? that's what we want to have. let the world see it. >> why is it that you only want mr. blumen that's tran script released? >> reporter: hillary clinton just looked on. >> and jon karl with us live on capitol hill tonight. jon, you were in the room today and that new abc news poll. a majority of americans saying before today, they disapproved how police clinton handled questions about this. there was something very else very telling. 53% believe republicans are out to damage her reputation. how does her team think she's done so far? >> reporter: the team seem quite pleased. if republicans were hoping to draw blood, they really didn't succeed in the face of relentless questioning, hillary clinton was calm, she was sober. when they tried to engage her in political fights, she simply
didn't take the bait. >> and jon, we reported the numbers at the top. 17 months now, costing nearly 5 $5 million. we heard two democrats, that familiar democratic argument today, why only hillary clinton testifying. they asked, where is the head of the cia, where's the secretary of defense? >> reporter: well, the committee chairman says he plans to call more witnesses, about 20 more. unclear exactly who those will be. but they have interviewed more than 50 witnesses so far and it's not surprising that the secretary of state would be the senior witness. after all, she was ultimately responsible for that diplomatic outpost and the ambassador that was killed reported to her. >> jon karl, thanks. there is another major story we're following tonight. we're learning more about a deadly and daring rescue mission by u.s. special operations forces. the mission was against isis. a race to rescue hostages, about to be killed by the terror group. those u.s. special forces drawn into the firefight and tonight, we now know that one of those
abc's chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz reporting from the region tonight. >> reporter: it was a daring mission as bold as it was complicated, saving dozens of those isis hostages facing imminent mass execution. under cover of darkness, five american helicopters ferry kurdish special forces and 30 u.s. advisers to a prison camp in hawijah, not far from the isis stronghold of mosul. u.s. airstrikes cleared roads and surrounding buildings to prevent isis reinforcements. on the ground, rescuers expected to find just 20 hostages but were stunned to come across 70. an intense firefight erupted and while the americans were not there in a combat role, they were forced to jump in as the battle raged. as many as 20 isis fighters were killed, but an american service member was wounded and later died. the first u.s. combat death
since the fight against isis began last year. and david, the pentagon says today's tragic loss will not change the basic mission in iraq. no ground combat unless u.s. forces are protecting iraqi david? >> martha raddatz reporting in from overseas tonight. there are major new developments tonight after that road rage case in new mexico. a father had just picked up his children from school, another driver opening fire. authorities say the suspect reportedly confessing now, a bullet hole in that back window. a 4-year-old girl, lilly garcia, was killed. and tonight, the stunning development about the shooter's past. abc's ryan owens in new mexico. >> do you have any questions about anything i've said? >> no, sir. >> reporter: those are the only two words uttered by the accused killer of 4-year-old lilly garcia, but the judge had plenty to say to tony torrez. >> this is possibly one of the most wanted and atrocious acts as alleged, i think, in the history of this city.
prosecutors detailed torrez's violent criminal history, which includes another arrest for road rage. court documents show he pulled a gun on a driver in 2006. that case was dismissed. >> the daughter is not conscious. >> reporter: the criminal complaint details how prosecutors believe the accused murderer cut off the family's pickup truck. lilly's father then threw up his hands and called him a name. a chase ensued with torrez allegedly firing four shots. >> first time that you met her, she would grab your heart. she's going to be missed by a lot of people. >> reporter: police say torrez has confessed, and they appear to have plenty of evidence, including the gun used to kill lilly. they say they found it at his home. david? >> ryan owens in albuquerque tonight. ryan, thank you. we turn now to florida, and to the driver who reportedly pulled over his car after it broke down, shot and killed by police a short time later. his family outraged, now saying the officer never showed his badge.
that he was found away from his car, away from his own gun. here's abc's gio benitez. >> reporter: tonight, questions from corey jones, after an undercover officer shot and killed the musician. the family attorneys saying they spoke with prosecutors, who told a badge. that the musician himself never fired his gun, which was legally and that jones was shot three times. kill jones? >> he would not ever, ever, ever ever, ever, ever pull a gun on a police. >> reporter: the family, side by side thursday with their attorneys at a rally. they say jones was just waiting for a tow. >> he called his big brother, c.j. his brother offered to come and get him. >> reporter: police telling us officer raj a's account. >> he stopped to investigate what he believed to be an abandoned vehicle. he was suddenly confronted by an armed subject. >> reporter: tonight, the questions. did officer raja who was in an
unmarked car, ever identify himself as an officer? >> i need to know why. why is my son gone today? why? >> reporter: officer raja is now on paid leave. meanwhile, the state attorney won't confirm or deny the family's account, saying they are investigating. david? >> gio, thank you. we turn now to the severe weather slamming the southern plains. power. storms, drenching rains, flash flood watches in texas and oklahoma. pounding rain at this gas station in lubbock, texas, south of midland, a house actually floating away there. you can hear people taking that video. a dangerous commute home in parts of new mexico, as well. meteorologist rob marciano in dallas tonight where they could see up to a foot of rain in the next few days. rob? >> reporter: david, it has been feast or famine with rain here in texas. from drought to flood to drought and flooding again. the rain just starting here in dallas, but north and west of us, it is really coming down. flood flash watches posted for
could see six to ten inches over the next several days. a second punch of moisture coming from a pacific hurricane, hurricane patricia, winds of 130 130-mile-an-hour and a category 4 landfall expected tomorrow. a dangerous storm, david, with part of that system coming to texas this weekend. >> all right, a lot to watch. rob mars ciano in dallas for us. rob, thank you. we turn now to a dropping headline at this hour. paul ryan announcing his bid for speaker in a letter to colleagues. this after winning broad republican support on his terms. the largest group of conservatives today calling him, quote, the right person to lead the house. ryan issued an ultimatum before, saying he would only run if the party unified behind him. the vote scheduled now for next week. and to a stunning new report on the secret service tonight. at least two officers discovered sleeping on the job, one of them at the white house. and the inspeck tomorrow general, a federal watchdog, issuing a formal warning now about the security risk of
here's abc's senior justice correspondent pierre thomas. >> reporter: sleeping on the job. not the words you want associated with the secret service. but tonight, we learned that two uniformed officers were caught napping in august. one while on duty at a foreign dip lope mat's residence. the other at the white house. a new management alert says inadequate staffing and scheduling may pose an immediate or potential danger to u.s. secret service officers and those whom they protect. >> this should be a wakeup call. you cannot have officers and agents working the long, long hours that they are. >> reporter: the secret service objects, saying the sleeping officers, and only them, were at fault. but the latest revelation comes on the heels that a dislow closure. all this after that fence jumper got inside the white house, this following a prostitution scandal.
after successfully protecting the pope, the secret service was hoping to turn the page from negative headlines to more positive coverage. today shows not yet. david? >> pierre thomas outside the white house. pierre, thank you. and now to that day care center in chicago, under investigation tonight. a 1-year-old apparently left behind, locked inside, left in the darkness on the floor there, crying when found. the workers apparently went home. authorities breaking down the door. and tonight, that little girl's family asking how could this happen? here's abc's linzie janis. >> reporter: firefighters breaking down the door of this chicago day care, desperately trying to reach a baby girl locked inside. her frantic father recording it all. >> journee? >> it was pitch black and, like, the police had the flashlight down and i could see my baby crawling on the floor. [ crying ] >> reporter: 1-year-old journee's dad reportedly
arriving 15 minutes before their official closing, finding the doors locked. >> my heart dropped. okay. >> reporter: the center now being investigated by authorities. we've seen it before. earlier this year, this houston father smashing a window at his son's day care. the 10-month-old left inside on his own. that center calling it a terrible accident. david, little journee's mom saying the dare y care workers say they mistook her child for a doll. david? >> just incredible. linzie janis tonight. thank you. and up next here, the investigation. and we want you at home to answer this question. if you make a phone call while driving, even if it's hands free, how many seconds do you think it takes before your mind can focus on the road again? it's not as quick as you think. the stunning report tonight. exactly how many seconds. also, the popular dietary supplements and the accusation tonight. did a major store sell them,
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dozen hands free systems. chevy's rated a mild distraction. siri on the iphone rated high. the mazda 6, very high. zda did not return our calls today. most surprising, the study found distractions don't stop when you hang up. aaa found hands free technologies can keep distracting you, up to half a minute longer. that's enough time to drive three football fields going only 25 miles an hour. >> hands free isn't risk free and using your voice to try to interact with the system can lead to levels of disaction that are unsafe. >> reporter: researchers say keep your eyes on the road, and for that 27 seconds, your brain, too. clayton sandell, abc news, denver. >> 27 seconds. thank you, clayton. when we come back here tonight, the common dietary supplements and the score accused of selling them, knowing they were spiked. also, that warning over a coming earthquake hitting in the next two years. some scientists firing back tonight. angry. evening.
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