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leaks intrigue and arrest of 25-year-old contractor detectiveby connected to a top secret national security agency document on russian hacking. details on the suspected london terrorists and information authorities may have missed warning sign a tweet storm complicates his travel ban and trump's feud with london's mayor escalates. a hellish commute for subway travelers trapped aboard a train for hours. and chaos at a mcdonald's as fries were flying at an irate customer jumps the counter. "early today" starts right now. good to be with you on a tuesday. i'm frances rivera. the justice department has filed charges against a
government contractor for allegedly leaking a top secret nsa document on russian hacking. the charges came barely an hour after the intercept published the document. it raises the possibility that russian hacking may have breached parts of the u.s. voting system. however t document does not say the hacking changed any votes. tracie potts is in washington, d.c. and good morning. what's the latest on this leak and the russian investigation? >> reporter: what is interesting is it's recent, this report, this allegedly leaked report from the nsa just from last month and it details phishing attempts and a cyber attack on an election software vendor according to that report. bottom line, it's a lot more detail than we previously knew about, just how far russia may have gone to hack this election. while you were at the polls last november russia wasn't just trying to influence your choice with fake .
hack your vote, according to a leaked document from the national security agency. published by the online news website the intercept. >> there should be no doubt here that the russians were behind this. this fits with a pattern for what they have done in the past, the digital and cyber forensics point to the russians. >> reporter: russian president vladamir putin denied it in an exclusive interview with nbc. >> i haven't seen even once any direct proof of russian interference in the presidential election in the united states. >> reporter: the justice department quickly charged a 25-year-old contractor for allegedly leaking the report. congress investigating russian interference hears from fired fbi director james comey on thursday. >> there may still be a bigger bombshell we haven't heard. >> reporter: the key question, did president trump pressure comey to back off the russian investigation? >> he'll have an opportunity to clear that up. >> reporter: the white house
confirms. >> president trump will not exert executive privilege. >> no attempt to stop comey telling his story about a private conversation with the president. and the white house says that's because the president wants to make sure that the facts get out quickly and wraps up this russia investigation. frances. >> tracie potts for us, thank you. to fresh fallout from president trump's tweet storm early monday about his travel ban which has been blocked in the courts. with his own words the president may have hurt his case as it heads to the u.s. supreme court. nbc chief haley jackson has details. >> reporter: new questions whether the president's owns words could come back to haunt him as he talks travel ban in the hands of supreme court describing the current version as watered down and politically correct and yes, the president's reiterating it is a travel ban. >> i don't think the president cares what you call it. >> reporter: his administration used to. >> it's not a travel ban, it's a travel pause.
>> we use words like travel ban that misrepresents what it is. >> reporter: why does it matter what it's called? because the president's words can and probably will be used against him in a court of law. other judges in decisions to block the ban already pointed to the president's rhetoric on the campaign trail. even supporters like conservative lawyer george conway, husband of kelly ann argues these tweets undercut the president. >> does it make their legal position harder but many would say undermines their credibility as well. >> does president support his own travel ban? >> absolutely. >> reporter: president trump's laters travel ban talk comes in response to the terror attack in london, part of a series of statements in which he also slammed run done's mayor for this. >> lund donors will see an increased presence. no reason to be alarmed. >> reporter: the president appearing to take that out of contest tweeting at let
and 48 wounded and mayor of london says there is no reason to be alarmed. >> look, i think that the point is there is a reason to be alarmed, we have constant attacks going on. >> reporter: mayor sadiq khan unfatzed. >> haven't got time to respond to tweets from the president of the united states of america. >> hillary clinton defended the mayor's handling of the attack and took a veiled swipe at president trump for politicizing the tragedy. >> it's a time for steady determined leadership, like we are seeing from local authorities in london including the mayor of london. this is not a time to lash out, to insight fear or to use tragedy and terror for political gain. on the ppe
which left seven dead and 48 wounded. police have identified two of the three deceased suspects and new reports suggest there may have been warning signs about one of the attackers. lucy is in london. what can you tell us about the latest on these suspects? >> reporter: frances, warning signs certainly one way of putting it. it became clear that one of the attackers not only was he known to the authorities but he was featured in a television documentary about islamistic extremism here in the uk, his name is khuram butt, 27, born in the uk, born in pakistan but a british citizen, he was known both to the police and the domestic intelligence agency mi-5 and part of a group called aljarom on the fringes of british society which favored a caliphate. he was reportedly reported to the
anti-terrorism hotline in 2015 and investigated back then. less is known about the other man, rachid redouane, he is 30 years old. according to statements by police he claims both libyan and moroccan heritage. lots of questions being raised here this morning about how yet another attacker, at least one of them, known to the authorities, especially as this heated election campaign gets under way for a vote this thursday. >> thank you. day two of the bill cosby sexual assault trial. he arrived at the first day with a familiar face by his side. actress keshia knight pulliam, she played on the cosby show, said while the trial is difficult for all sides, the jury will ultimately have the final judgment. >> i came to support because this is where you hear the facts, this is where the truth happens. >> cosby is accused of drugging an dree qua constand, then
prosecutors opened their case trying to establish a pattern of sexual misconduct. the first witness kelly johnson one of the dozens who acowsed cosby of crimes from groping to rape t defense pointed to missing details in the account as well as inconsistency in constand's story. constand is expected to take the stand during the trial. bill cosby has repeatedly denied all allegations against him. a brawl broke out at an iowa mcdonald's when a woman got angry her food wasn't coming fast enough. this woman throws a sandwich at the manager, then jumped over the counter and fights with an employee. other workers and two men with the woman tried to separate them. the three left. police are look forge the woman. and to florida, one wasn't slick enough for this heist. he stuffed 15 bottles of motor oil and 30 dvds in his pants at the 7-11. when he tried to waddle out
here, an officer marched him right back inside. the thief was forced to empty his pants on the counter before being arrested. so, you know, not the smoothest there. >> i think the motor oil is the best part though. like motor oil? you don't think that's something you can keep that many in your pants. good size pair of pants. let's talk about florida and the heavy rain today and tomorrow. this is much-needed rain that we would anticipate and the rainfall totals should be able to get up there near about 1 to 3 inches, in the pink, so that's widespread much of the sunshine state. and already this morning we have a lot of heavy rain around areas from pensacola, panama city, mobile, an area of thunderstorms between naples heading toward west palm beach. so there is also dreary weather in the northeast. keep the umbrella handy for one more day. now here is a closer look at your day ahead. scattered storms are possible other areas of the southeast. northern louisiana right
georgia. how about that chilly raw early april like weather today from boston to providence and hartford. well, here is a concept. releasing bulls into a crowded area and then let's taunt them. what could possibly go wrong. 12 people were injured during the running of the bulls festival in peru. the bulls even trampling people. it's not over. the fun continues as the festivity goes through the rest of the week. frances, some could call that the thinning of the herd. >> i would think so. people are like what are they doing there in peru? >> they do it right. >> it's a tradition. ahead inyou details and charges in the ship fire. and a cute went from bad to worse. mmer took a hit this morng when frankie popped the alligator floaty. plus, the snacks and drinks are gone, people. and one of us used up all the sunscreen! i wonder who... .
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right now on "news 4 today," breaking news out of montgomery county where police are on the scene of a double murder. the information and video just coming in from the scene. a top secret document leaked and an nsa worker arrested. the report she's accused of giving to the new hampshire abo -- newspaper about russia's involvement in the election. why safe track is calling this a victory before it wraps up. "news 4 today" starts now. good tuesday morning. >> what are you doing here? >> what are you doing here? >> i'm adam tuss. >> i'm angie goff. no, you are not imagining things. aaron and eun are on a road trip, on a little
>> yeah. >> the rest of the gang is here. we're going to check in with chuck and sheena in a minute but let's start with melissa and breaking news. >> breaking news right now in first 4 traffic. this is actually good though at this point. we have just reopened these lanes. as far as traffic goes, we had outbound suitland parkway closed because of a fatal crash overnight. that has just reopened. alan town road between branch avenue and auth has been closed because of a water main break. outer loop at connecticut, work zone blocking the right lane and outer loop after branch still have that work zone blocking that right lane as well. back with a live look at 66. sheena, good morning to you this morning. >> good morning, melissa. we are talking about a very comfortable start to your -- oh, no, no, no. we are supposed to be in this shot. i thought i was at the wall. okay.
>> there you have it. >> we'll see you in a little bit. >> i'm only ten feet away. >> i can probably still reach out and touch you if i wanted to. temperatures in the 60s. 67 degrees in the district right now. 63 dulles, 65 quantico. very comfortable. the good news is we don't have any rain around. for your morning commute, there is a little bit of fog out there. if you're driving, you might run into it. not very dense. 68 by 7:00 a.m. fairly nice, a mix of sun and clouds. isolated chance of showers by later on. by 4:00 p.m., temperatures around 80 degrees. locally, fairly dry rain up towards philadelphia but we're going to be in the clear with the isolated chance later on. we'll take a look at the big warmup coming straight ahead. 4:28. straight to molette green. breaking news. >> live desk about details of a homicide. >> we have fresh details into the live desk. a double homicide happening on a
vehicle. now the 911 call came in just before 11:00 last night from a resident who heard gunshots fired in the 8200 block of gallery court. we've learned two people were inside a parked car and later pronounced dead at the scene from apparent gunshot wounds. our justin finch is headed to the scene. we're going to have live updates coming your way in just a short bit. angie, back to you. >> thank you, molette. we continue to learn more details in the deadly shooting in langley park. take a look at video we got of the scene. prince george's county police identifying the 22-year-old victim as carlos sanchez herrera. this is one block over from the supermarket. $25,000 reward for information that leads to the suspect. the people hope you can help them solve a deadly shooting in northwest d.c. want you to take a good look here at some surveillance video 'r
the shooting that killed allmendinger nonhaa algernon harvey. police say the group may have been gambling when that shooting started there. you can see everyone scatters here, taking cover even under cars. the neighbors had strong words for people behind that violence. >> they are acting out like caged animals. they have nowhere else to go and do. >> neighbors camera captured the video. d.c. police have put up a temporary surveillance camera since that shooting. developing this morning, there is another search for suspects connected to the terror attack in downtown london. police are in a neighborhood near where those attackers live. they identified two of the three people that drove into a crowd and stabbed dozens in london on saturday night. neighbors say they reported