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testimony on capitol hill. with battle lines drawn clearly and boldly between two formidable opponents. donald trump and james comey. sara bloomquist is live in washington tonight. sara it will of course be up to the special council and congressional investigative committees to resolve all of this, but one conclusion we can draw tonight is that they both can't be telling the truth. >> reporter: jim the lawmakers i spoke with here today found james comey to be highly credible. he hopes there are recordings of his one-on-one conversations with donald trump. those conversations made him so uncomfortable he made details notes following them. memos and they are in the hands of special council robert mueller. former fbi director james comey got straight to business as he got busy with the highly
anticipate the testimony. he started by saying the president lies when he told the american people that the fbi was in disarray. >> those were lies. plain and simple. and i am so sorry that the fbi work fork had to hear them. >> he detailed uncomfortable one-on-one conversations with the president including one in february where president trump cleared the oval office and told him to back off the investigation into michael flynn. >> took it as direction. this is the president trump of united states with me alone i took it as this is what he wants me to do. >> he felt one day he would be called on to defend himself with regards to the conversation and he documented the interact actions about the memos, i thought it was important to document. >> and comey revealed alicia vitarelli his firing he tried to
prompt the appointment of a special council by giving a memo about trump to a friend of his to release to a reporter. this is my recollection records as a private citizen i felt free to share that. >> and comey was asked what many have wondered. why he never told the president it was inappropriate to discuss the russian investigation. >> maybe if i was stronger i would have. i was so stunned by the conversation that i just took it in. >> and as for trump's suggestion that there are recordings of their conversations -- >> lordy i hope there are tapes. >> comey said he declined to say publically that president trump was not a target of the investigation because he would have in his words a duty to correct that if it changed. and they said earlier today that president trump did watch some
of the testimony but spent most of his day concerned with other matters. i'm sara bloomquist, channel 6 "action news." >> sara thank you. of course president trump did not directly respond to the comey testimony. but speaking at a faith and freedom coalition events in washington he did say this -- >> as you know, we are under siege you understand that. but we will come out bigger and better and stronger than ever you watch. >> president trump's private lawyer did the talking today on the comey testimony. mark kasowitz disputed the former fbi director on two points. >> the president never in form or substance directed or suggested that mr. comey stop investigating anyone including the president never suggested that mr. comey quote, let flynn
go. >> the president also never told mr. comey quote, i need loyalty. i expect loyalty. and kasowitz chided comey for leaking information about conversations with the president to a friend, a professor at columbia university law school. world news tonight with david muir will have analysis of comey's testimony right after "action news." website and the 6 abc app will have cleat coverage of today' hearing in washington. you can see clips of comey's testimony as well as reaction from lawmakers and the white house and more of sara bloomquist's reports from washington. that is all on 6abc.com and the 6 abc app. on the crime front it can't get much worse than this. a man has been arrested in the death of his 1-year-old stepson and according to emergency room doctors there were signs of
sexual assault on the infant. gray hall is live on the 1700 block of conestoga street in southwest philadelphia and gray you have the full story? >> reporter: jim the details in this case are absolutely horrific and tonight this community asking several questions among them how this could happen and who could harm a 1-year-old child? for a 1-year-old child this was likely a house of horrors, wednesday night the young victim was found on an upstairs floor without a pulse. crews responded to the home on conestoga street for reports that the child needed medical attention. less than an hour later the 1-year-old boy was pronounced dead at the hospital. >> i can't understand something, it's like unimaginable. >> in a disturbing turn of events, the doctor discovered bruises on the child and signs of sexual assault and arrested
the child's stepfather for the crime and he was at home when the child was found unresponsive. he is facing a list of charges including aggravated assault and rape and endangering the welfare of a child and other offenses. >> that is cruel. sometimes the person is mentally abused themselves and they don't have any sense of direction in life so they harm other people for their satisfaction, but it's nothing but cruelty. >> the case is in the initial stages of investigation and there are questions what happened inside of this home and those living the neighborhood are heart broken by the news and want the ultimate punishment. >> to walk by and hear something like that is sad. i pray for the family. lord forgive them, it's sad to hear that and i do care. back out live we can tell you tonight so far the name of
the suspect is not released. and no information about this child's mother and we are waiting now to hear from the medical examiner for an official cause of death. that is the latest from here in southwest philadelphia. gray hall, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. the two videos have now prompted chest ever county officials to try to strengthen the state's hate crime laws, county district attorney tom hogan says there is no law that protects people with mental and physical disabilities and he announced the introduction of a measu measu measurement that increases the punishment from two years to five. >> and day four of the bill cosby sexual assault trial. vernon odom is outside of the courthouse in norristown. >> reporter: shadows from the past. cosby's statements from way back when the allegations were first
investigated. >> at this hour the district attorney is highlighting exerts from the previously sealed depositions in the civil suit. who eventually settled with the multimillionaire out of court and it yields no charges 11 years ago but earlier today they heard from police sergeant schafer who led the investigation into constand's alligation that cosby drugged and assaulted her in his home in '04 and he read excerpts. >> he does also admit the sexual touching in the police interview and the sexual touching miss condition stand ingested the benadryl that he admits he touched her genital area and touched her breasts. >> cosby says the sex was
convention you'll and that he was romantically inclined towards constand from the moment they met at a temple basketball game. >> everything he says is true. he never waived from his story never got away from it. so -- >> jim, cosby says he will not testify here at this trial. sources say this case could be in the jury's hands by sometime early next week. live at the courthouse in norristown, i'm vernon odom, channel 6 "action news." a tractor trailer overturned and spilled its contents on the pennsylvania turnpike this afternoon and the accident happened at bensalem in the westbound lanes at noon and crews called in heavy equipment to lift the debris on to a new truck before towing the other vehicle away. fortunately there were no serious injuries. coming up the fitting sendoff for a montgomery county school bus driver who retired
today after 51 years riding the roads. and the eagles set a date for the start of training camp and the one player that you will not see in uniform at the end of the july. >> and sky 6 hd showing we finally get to see sunshine and we are breaking out of our cool damp weather pattern and going in the other direction, i am tracking record warmth with a heat way on the way. those stories and more when "action news" continues tonight.
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stretching from the revel hotel to the absecon inlet and includes new decking and led lights and benches made from korea reclaimed boardwalk wood. new at 6:00 tonight in landsdale today the end of the school year is also marking the end of a extraordinary career. katherine scott has the story. >> reporter: behind the wheel of bus 124, 77-year-old jim finished up his final ride for the north penn school district retiring after 51 years on the job. bus requireds from across the district lined up the vehicles at the depot in landed dale chiefing and waiving him in. >> it was awesome and
unbelievable how nice everybody was. >> jim, we are going miss. >> you it was an emotional day for co-workers and for jim. he logged more than a million miles and drove multigenerations of families. >> thank you to the community for letting me drive their children. jim began back in 1966 he had a new family and was looking for another job. >> i had my first child and needed extra money and this worked into the schedule just fine. >> this job suited him and loves seeing his students grow up and fellow drivers watched him and learned from him. >> jim, is a very humble man. treats everyone with kindness and love. >> life is too short and he taught us all how to be better people. >> jim may have handed in the keys to his bus but the plans involve driving but now driving
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mark it down on the calendar eagles name the the date for training camp. >> when the eagles kick off training camp don't expect to see jeremy maclin back coach peterson says they are not interest interested in bringing him back. the eagles will hold two open practices for fans at the linc on july 29th and august 6th and
old joint practices with the miami dolphins here in philadelphia leading up to the third preseason game. the eagles were back on the field for offseason training and quarterback carson wentz has the weapons and receivers and now needs the offensive line to keep him out of harms way. carson says the o line is amongst the best groups in the nfl. >> a lot of people look at dallas and green bay but you know as far as talent goes, this is the most tal enwe have had and have the chance to be the best. >> as good or better than any of those guys, tons of great offensive line room in our room. the best two tackle combinations in the nfl. you have know i think that as long as we take care of the finer details and the little techniques here and there, we can be an outstanding offensive line. >> from the best to the worst. not only are the phillies losing
but the losses are ugly. they are count jurors by 31 runs but tonight in the series finale in atlanta they can do something. they are looking to clinch their first road series win against the braves. lively looks alive in the first career start this past weekend winning his major league debut. peter laviolette and the predators overcame the 0-2 hole and look to win game five taking a series lead on the pittsburgh penguins. and lebron and the cavs could not win. and the warriors scored the last six. and a trend in this series, lebron james only 11 points combined in the fourth and
durant has 20 more and now a win away from walking away with the nba title. >> the job is not done. close out games are the toughest as you heard. you see how close our games are on the road. i never had this position being up in the finals and trying to close it out. i know how exciting that is for us as a team. >> the warriors could be crowned tomorrow night here on abc or the abc app. they could sweep the cafes in game four watch it here coverage starts at 8:30, no team in history has overcome a 0-3 hole. the cavs have a mighty task. coming up the accuweather forecast in just a moment. it takes a lot of people to make a good school day.
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heat wave coming. >> a lot of people complaining it's just into cold and warming up in a big way. going from one extreme to the other and people will not be used to it. stormtracker 6 live double scan showing we have finally turned the corner and gotten rid of the rain and in fact the sunshine is back and the sunshine is returning from the west to the east and we have a low pressure off the coast tossing a few clouds but we are live taking a look over the town of reading from the pagoda seeing bright sunshine and blue skies and more of that is on the way and also a lot more warmth and in fact get set to sizzle and today's high 72 degrees, normal high up to 81
and tomorrow is a good 10 degrees warmer than today. and saturday 10 degrees warmer and sunday and monday it gets really hot temperatures climbing up into the mid-90s. you do want to be careful this is dangerous heat several days in the mid-90s and record highs are possible and also the humidity is building so it will feel like temperatures are in the up of 90s and our bodies are not used to it especially after the cool weather we are having and you will want to be careful next week lots of water and find a cool spot and don't forget the pets they need to stay cool as well. temperatures on the cool side. philadelphia 68 degrees and notice the wind out of the northeast and the cloud cover. cool at the shore brigantine 61 but nor sunshine lancaster and reading temperatures in the low 70s. the system that tossed the clouds our way the system off
the coast pushing the clouds to the east it brought the clouds but they are pushing up into new england and we'll stay partly cloudy skies tonight and a cool night with temperatures in the 50s and 40s and tomorrow through your friday looking really good. a mixture of sun and clouds and a warm west wind and philadelphia 82 and reading the same and wilmington 81 with the west wind that is a land breeze not a sea breeze so down the shore temperatures are comfortable in the upper 70s. speaking of down the shore. melissa magee is bundled up and it's chilly now and you are where a lot of us want to be next week on the water -- >> yes that is right cecily a good place to be because as we head into our weekend temperatures are going to warm up and just in time. friday it's going to be nice and warm with a high temperature at the shore of 80 degrees. and saturday still looking good pleasant by the afternoon high temperature of up to 78 and sunday and warm on sunday 82
degrees. something to keep in mind tomorrow at the shore there is a moderate risk for rip currents. keep that in mind. the ocean temperature is chilly with a temperature coming in at 62. we have the captain in the seat and we need to switch seats because it's time for me to steer you into the weekend. >> don't know which way is up down or forward. >> have fun this weekend at the shore cecily. >> captain get back in there please! please! >> race weekend in the poconos and it's looking nice tomorrow a mixture of clouds and sun and 72 could be a spotty thundershowers on saturday and 78 and sunday sunny and warm and 84 degrees. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast temperatures keep climbing 82 tomorrow and 86 on sunday and monday and tuesday 95 degrees tying the record highs and wednesday we hold down with temperatures in the 90s.
and the heat wave looks to end with thunderstorms on thursday. still warm and muggy with a high of 89 degrees. get ready hot weather on the way. >> thank you cecily. abc's world news tonight with david muir is next on channel 6. and "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl 17 with brian ta, sharrie williams and ducis rogers. and then please join us for a special health check report at 11:00 on channel 6. here is ali gorman with a preview. >> reporter: can stem cells from fat help to fix some shoulder injuri injuries? i'll explain the experimental procedure on "action news" at 11:00. >> for the entire "action news" team i'm jim gardner we hope you'll join us for "action news" at 11:00.
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tonight, breaking news from washington. the fallout. new reaction coming in after fired fbi director james comey testifies before the american people about his meetings with president trump. what he says about the president and the white house. >> those were lies, plain and simple. >> and tonight, comey's on the president's alleged request. the moment he said the president asked everyone in the oval office to leave the room. and on the president's threat that there could be tapes. >> oh, lordy, i hope there are tapes. also, trump fires back. the white house saying trump is not a liar. comey tonight -- the new va lance just