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president trump's team is saying about it. also, first at 4:00, a little boy falls out of a window. what you need to know. news4 at 4:00 starts now. fired fbi director james comey told his side of the story today. it lasted nearly three hours, and the nation was riveted. >> mr. comey accused president trump of lying, but refused to say whether he believes his former boss committed obstruction of justice. >> chris lawrence is gathering new reaction from the lawmakers who represent this area. but first blayne alexander with the latest on capitol hill. >> reporter: pat and leon, comey said he just knew, he had a gut reaction, since his first interaction with then president-elect trump that he would need to keep these memos to protect not only himself but the fbi. with countless cas
director james comey explained why he kept detailed notes. . >> so i asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memo with a reporter because i thought that might prompt the appointment of a special counsel. >> reporter: the president's personal attorney claiming victory after comey confirmed the president himself is not under investigation. >> the president never in form or substance directed or suggested that mr. comey stop investigating anyone. >> reporter: comey testified he was not fired because he had lost the confidence of the fbi as the president claimed. >> by saying that the organization was in disarray, that it was poorly led, that the workforce had lost confidence in its leader. those were lies, plain and simple. >> it's my judgment that i was fired because of t
>> reporter: a focus for republicans, the president never explicitly told comey to drop the investigation into michael flynn. >> i took it as a direction. it's the president of the united states. >> you may have taken it as a direction, but that's not what he said? >> correct. >> i seen the tweet about tapes, lordy, i hope there are tapes. >> reporter: and comey said this is not the end, russians are still coming after america and will try again. and the president's personal attorney today refuted two specific claims, saying that the president had never asked comey for loyalty, as comey had claimed, and he never asked him to end an investigation into michael flynn. i'm blayne alexander, our team coverage continues now with chris lawrence. >> yeah, the president is holding an event at the white house right now. several reporters tried to ask him for his reaction to mr. comey's testimony, but
we are getting new reaction from our local lawmakers. the virginia senator mark warner attended the classified, closed-door briefing, but he didn't have anything to say when he came out of there. we caught up with some other senators from maryland and virginia, they didn't hold back on what they heard today. >> when you have somebody trying to tell the fbi director, i want you to lift the cloud and stop this investigation, that's basically what he was saying, that's the way everybody interprets it. there's no way you can excuse that. there's no way you can excuse that. >> two things. one, that president trump demanded that he give him personal loyalty over the u.s. constitution, and number two, that he dropped the investigation into michael flynn and other issues the fbi was pursuing and that when he didn't, he got fired. that should be troubling for anybody who cares about the rule of law.
half hours of testimony, maryland senator cardin told us he still has unanswered questions. he said, if any tapes exist of the president and james comey, we all need to hear them. >> thank you, chris. breaking news now, in georgetown, water is spewing everywhere out of what looks like concrete pillars. this is happening near the intersection of 35th and s street. we've been watching this now for about 30 minutes as the water goes literally everywhere and then turns off for a minute and then the water starts spewing out again. d.c. water is on the way to the scene to investigate. when we know more, we'll bring that to you. >> that is pretty crazy. okay, a northern virginia family is mourning the loss of their little boy who died after falling out of a window. julie carey has more now on the story.
magnolia lane coming to terms with tragic information today. a 3-year-old boy who lives in one of the homes on this block died yesterday when he fell out a second-story window to the ground. fairfax county police tell us that the little boy was playing with a sibling in a second-story room. there was a piece of furniture up against the window. he climbed on top of that. when he leaned back, the screen buckle and he fell to the ground below. child safety experts say hundreds of children a year are injured in falls. coming up at 6:00, i'll tell you their advice for how to safeguard your home. >> in the nbc washington app, we have a link to the consumer product safety commissions tips for window safety. open up the app and search window safety there. here are the other top stories today. there's high security in the uk as people head to p
election. british prime minister theresa may hopes to increase her party's majority of parliament before brexit talks with the european union. may is expected to win, but recent terror attacks have reduced her lead over the left-wing labour party. the woman charged with leaking an nsa document about russian hacking is expected to plead not guilty today. she was arrested on saturday and accused of leaking the document to an online newspaper the intercept. al jazeera said it's dealing with a large-scale cyber attack. they are the flagship broadcast network for qatar, which is engaged in a stand-off with saudi arabia over alleged ties to terrorism. and the dow hit a record high today after there were no perceived bombshells from the comey testimony. but other factors
market to slip. the dow ended up about ten points. let's check out the weather and some big changes heading our way. >> looks good out there now. the changes are hot ones as well. storm team4's doug kammerer is outside right now. what's coming our way? >> i hope i'm not on the weather deck next week. heat is moving in. highs today around where they should be last month, in the month of may. right now at 75 degrees. 62 in elkins, west virginia, 63 in ocean city, 68, philadelphia. we still have a troth of low pressure across the mid atlantic. rain to the west and east, but no rain around our area, and we'll stay high and dry. we may stay dry all the way through next week. but first off, staying below average tomorrow, but getting close to the average high in
a fantastic friday. hot for the weekend. temperatures this weekend going to climb above 90 at least on sunday. and maybe record high temperatures monday and tuesday. and the humidity gets up there as well. so we'll be seeing the heat index over a hundred. i'll see you back in inside. right now, though, gosh, it's nice. >> thank you, doug. two teenagers with bright futures found dead just before their graduation and police say they may be getting closer to figuring out what happened. plus, meet the local woman who quickly realized her new job was actually a scam. we're working for you with the red flag you need to watch out for. >> and we're working for you even during the break. >> that's right. check out
me to listen carefully. i'm ralph northam,aught and when survivors of the virginia tech shooting asked me to support an assault weapons ban and close the gun show loophole, i took on the fight. i saw what those weapons can do as an army doctor during the gulf war. now, i'm listening carefully to donald trump, and i think he's a narcissistic maniac. whatever you call him, we're not letting him bring his hate into virginia.
montgomery county police chief says detectives have several leads in the deadly shooting of two high school seniors in montgomery village. the chief says investigators have bullet shell casings and the medical examiner's report, which is helping them to create a timeline. they want to figure out what the victims, shadi najjar and artem ziberov had been doing before the shooting on monday night. >> what these kids did earlier in the day, even
the killing. so as we track that information down, talk to their family, talk to their friends, talk to folks they might have been corresponding with through social media. >> the chief says, there's a $10,000 reward in the case and tips can remain confidential. news4 is working for you. we have an important recall to tell you about if you or someone you know has a milk allergy. giant brand spicy chicken strips are being recalled because they may contain milk not listed on the product label. they have the product number you see on your screen and a best by date of next march. bring them to the store and get a full refund. giant said the product is safe for people who do not have a milk allergy. what's washington without a little congressional hearing and day drinking? a lot
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>> can you believe that? only in thisn. as several bars opened to host watch parties for one of the most anticipated hearings in decade. >> reporter: here in shawn's tavern they announced they were the fir to open early for the hearings. >> getting the amount of support it has today. we created a facebook post, an event for it, and then 300 people interested in it. then had a media outlet that tweeted about it and it spread like wildfire. >> one thing about opening early, they're not allowed to serve alcohol until 11:00 a.m. >> we care about politics a lot. so it's not the super bowl, but to a certain extent, it kind of is. >> reporter: ask hend here at a
just blocks capitol, the same scene. across town ats the partisan restaurant, it's the same thing. >> democracy on the line and we're all hear to watch, to be involved in the way that we can. >> reporter: and for those people who couldn't fit in the bar, they found their own way to watch. so whether it was inside a crowded bar or outside on a sunny patio, the people we talked to today said they wanted to share this common experience in our nation's history with a community of friends. reporting from outside duffy's in northwest, mark segraves, news4. >> lordy! i had to go there. we had to use that word today. it was a house of memes as the comey hearing unfolded today. even the merriam-webster twitter account got into it. not to mention the hollywood stars who called eight popcorn moment today.
and comparisons to "house of cards" were everywhere there. happy birthday today to former first lady barbara bush. she turned 92. the bush family is celebrating at their home in ken bunk port main. and next week, george h.w. bush turns 93 on monday. next time you go to the grocery store, don't be surprised if you have trouble finding sweet georgia peaches. is the warmer weather with freezing spring weather really took a toll. because of a shortage, the agriculture department said that some farmers probably will not be shipping out of state. >> it's been devastating for the farmers. i just hate it that this has happened. but we can't help it. you can't do anything about it. >> and it's not just the peaches. farmers are also worried about their blueberries.
losses from the two crops could l us. >> you remember that was the factor with the cherry blossoms. we lost a lot of cherry omz because of th -- blossoms because of that freeze. $300 million in damages. >> in peaches. >> in peaches. that's another weather disaster. in our area, no disasters. we have been quiet for the most part over the last year or so. haven't had any huge weather moments. but a couple of severe storms. nothing in the offing right now. we're looking at beautiful conditions. it's a really nice afternoon. 75 degrees, low humidity, sunshine. 71 degrees at 7:00, down to 67 at 9:00, down to 64 at 11:00, many of you will be in the 50s at this point, so it's going to be a cool night just like last night. some of you got down to about 50 degrees.
a very cool thursday morning. tomorrow morning, just as cool. 73 manassas, 72 in huntingtown. temperatures running 5 to 10 degrees below average for this time of year, but that's about to change in a hurry. we have one more really nice day, maybe two before the heat moves in. nothing on the radar now, as you look at the wider picture, we still have low pressure spinning right back to the west. you can see the storms firing up in west virginia. showers down around north carolina, but we are in the clear. i-95 corridor, most of virginia, most of maryland on the dry side. that's the way we'll stay all night long. that's why we're seeing nice conditions. but look at the numbers way below average. 75, indianapolis. 69 in raleigh. where's the warmest temperature on the map? minnealis. again! they have been warmer than us for the last week. but that heat is starting to build our way.
it's moving temperatures, heat wave coming, well into the 90s. and we have a heat index near 100 degrees. in some cases, maybe over 100 degre degrees as far as the heat index is concerned. but tomorrow, 82, mostly sunny. a fantastic friday, great day for lunch outdoors. but then here comes the heat. 87 on saturday. low humidity. saturday still looking good. 95 on sunday. call it a great pool weekend. for sure. and you'll need the pool next week. 95 on monday, 97 on tuesday. 95 on wednesday. so some really warm air. i am predicting record high temperatures both monday and tuesday. we'll talk much more about this with lauryn ricketts at 4:45. we'll talk about the heat index. that term is coming. >> summer's here. thank you, doug. your next trip to the airport could cost you a little
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saturday at 4:30 from streets and winds through dupont circle and ends at 14th and s. the festival takes place from 12:00 to 7:00 along pennsylvania avenue. and the equality march for unity and pride kicks off on sunday near the white house. and for the third year in a row, the love travels art mosaic is on display in freedom plaza. the exhibit is sponsored by the marriott international hotel. the idea is to show support for the lgbtq community. people are encouraged to stop by and create artwork to be displayed next to hundreds of imknowledi images. marriott will be donating to a non-profit to provide resources to homeless lgbtq youth. >> great idea. and thought provoking. the kind of thing you want people to walk by and check out. >> absolutely.
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was in disarray, that it was poorly led, that the workforce had lost confidence in its leader. those were lies, plain and simple. >> early on, the former fbi director jim comey made it clear he had an awkward end, at times contentious relationship with president trump. the former fbi director had some concerns about the president's behavior in the months leading up to his termination. >> turning now to chris lawrence with a look at the four big things that we learned from today's senate hearing. chris? >> that clip you just showed said it all. there was no one gotcha moment, but we learned that when it comes to the russia investigation, the man running the fbi didn't trust the very people he worked for, including the president himself. james comey said he started taking notes on his conversations with president trump because, i was honestly concerned that he might lie about the nature of that meeting. comey was also worried the
investigation itself would be shut down and he admitted that hopes that it would lead to the appointment of a special counsel. comey gave that to a friend to pass along to the "new york times" and said, i thought it was very important to get that out. he also revealed the obama administration tried to influence the fbi probe into hillary clinton's e-mails. comey said former attorney general, loretta lynch asked him to call it a matter, instead of an investigation. he said that was inaccurate and it gave him a queasy feeling. he also cleared up a mystery from the day after the inauguration. you've likely seen this video several times over the past six months. president trump calls comey over, bypasses the handshake, and pulls him in for a hug. comey said the president whispered, i really look forward to working with you. because in a private dinner six days later, comey told him, a
lot of peopl he would understand if comey walked away. >> chris, thank you. we've heard a lot of reaction to the comey hearing today, but what was it like in the room for this event, which was much anticipated. >> that's right. you were there in that room, live tweeting at the time. you've got to give us a sense of what it must have been like to be in that room. >> i was. it was intense. there was an edge of your seat feeling. people were hanging on every word. and outside the room in one of the senate office buildings, hundreds of people were lined up from one senate office building all the way to the next building. and about 20 minutes before the start, the man at the very end of the line told me, i'm just here to witness history. he was just trying to get in. it wasn't looking good for him, though. >> did you get a sense there was tension in the room? it was really packed to the gills. it looks like there was only
standing room. >> every seat did seem tense. everyone was hanging on every word. >> for those of us who were watching on television, what is it you would -- what is it that we missed, if we were watching it on television and you were there in the room, what is it that you think we should know that we didn't see? >> there were a few nice moments. for example, when comey said that he needed to miss a date with his wife the night that trump invited him to dinner, there was a big aaaw reaction in the room. there was another cute moment that you might not have heard on tv. a couple moments where the crowd laughed. when he said lordy, i hope there are tapes. there was a bit of a laugh. >> we used the lordy word earlier. >> that was a tension breaker, in fact. >> it was. >> a little bit. certainly an experience for you. >> it was, it was. it was fascinating to be right
in the center of the action. >> any partisan tension at all in there? when we were at home watching it, we had this conversation before we came on air, about how we didn't feel like when we were watching it, that we noticed any overpartisanship and seemed improper. did it feel like that when you were in the room? >> i'm not sure. i was surrounded by the reporters. we were all fronticalantically and trying to do the work. >> alreal right, look forward t reading what you'ring going e g write. >> did comey's testimony change your opinion on the russia topic? most folks are saying no. cast your vote on the nbc washington facebook page. news4 is working for the community and we are happy to see that a lot of you are
getting on board with the do more 24 fund-raiser that continues until midnight. so far it's generated just over $600,000. so keep it going. keep the giving going. nbc4 has partnered with the united way of the national capital area to raise money for hundreds of non-profit groups in our region. amy cho visited the headquarters to take a look at how the donating was going. >> reporter: small donations pour in online. volunteers also pouring in their time. the goal, to pack over 20,000 lunches for hungry local schoolchildren. >> it's super. you realize, the food that we're making today is delivered almost instantly and to the people who need it. >> i just like giving back to the community and helping people. it's fun and it's rewarding. >> reporter: packing lunches wasn't the only activity today. this group of middle school students came all the way from
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>> reporter: johanna resume, recently she received this e-mail with all the buzz words any job applicant would drool over. congratulations on making it to the next step. your resume, short listed. we look forward to having you on our team. that team claims to be part of a legitimate medical technology company. johanna even received this offer of employment letter, with salary, bonus and stock information. the logo, even the picture of the company's headquarters looked like the real deal. >> it said they had reviewed my resume and i was to download google hang-out and then i was to invite a certain person to talk to me. >> reporter: johanna answered a list of questions and was asked to fill out a w-4 and e-mail it back. she did. now sending the scammers personal information that puts her at risk for identity theft.
the so-called recruiter sent $100 for herself, and use the remaining funds to buy computer software. >> i questioned it at that point. it looked not right. >> reporter: and thankfully, so did johanna's bank. >> so i called the bank manager, and she said absolutely, that's a scam, they would not process it. >> reporter: nbc4 responds reached out to them. we noticed this, a recruiting alert on his home page, alerting jobseekers to be on the lookout for fraudulent recruiters. an alert jobseekers didn't see. >> what brought you to me? >> i wanted to alert other people about this. it's not right they can do this, and that people can be so taken in. >> like any job board that you would apply to, there is inherently a risk something
could go wrong. working with an agency like his takes the guess work out of job searching, and lessens the chance of getting scammed. >> news4 is working for those of you who are looking for a job. here are four red flags you need to know. if the so-called recruiter wants to do an online interview, the manager invites you to chat over an instant messenger service. don't ever deposit a check without verifying it's legitimate through your bank. watch out for on the spot job offers. while you may think you're an excellent candidate, a real company will want to meet you in person first. back to you. >> thank you, susan. we got a lot going on today. >> let's get right to wendy and jim who will tell us what we're working on for news4 at 5:00. >> mark segraves is walking fast to a story. >> go, mark, go! >> we'll find out what he's got. >> we're getting you ready for big changes coming to the national mall.
parking meters, woo hoo! ride starting on monday. also ahead, new at 5:00 tonight, hundreds of thousands of dollars of debt in prince william county because of unpaid school lunches. >> one local woman is leading an effort to pay off that debt in a very creative way, so the bill doesn't end up going to the taxpayer or more importantly, doesn't go to the kids' school. also, we'll be breaking down the comey hearing, talking to nbc news senior political editor mark murray, who is very smart. >> he's got a lot to say. going to ask about the after-meeting behind closed doors. we'll see you with those stories and a good deal more. back to you for now. >> that's the first time i've been in town 15 years. i've never heard anybody go
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of six 90-degree days o above 95. so this is a big heat wave moving in. >> and we're really not going to see the humidity creep in for a little while. so just the heat without the humidity. but the humidity is coming. >> yeah, it's coming. right now, beautiful conditions across our area. great view, some cloudiness, but a lot of sunshine. high of 75 so far today. winds out of the northeast at 13 miles per hour. a very nice afternoon. beautiful thursday, leading into a fantastic friday. on the radar right now, we are clear. don't expect to see anything in our area. we have rain to the west and rain to the east and a few people have come in and said, when's that stuff coming into yo our area? it's not. this is going out to sea and heading to boston and nantucket. as far as what we'll see for the next ten days, look at these numbers. 82 tomorrow. beautiful friday.
87 on saturday. still pretty the humidity, though, really kicks in tuesday and wednesday, with more on just how humid things get and the heat index, lauren and i have been looking at that all day. >> you and me both. because that humidity is coming. however, it's going to take a little while to get here. by the time we head into sunday, the heat index, the air temperature and the humidity combined, that's the number it feels like, mid 90s for sunday. gets closer to the triple-digit mark on monday. and then by tuesday and wednesday, those are going to be the hot and humid days that we usually have in the middle of summer. going to feel more like 102 degrees. humidity not going anywhere for thursday. but good news if you're headed to the capital pride parade in the d.c. area. starts at 4:30, but a lot of events on saturday. it's going to be very pleasant. delightful. temperatures topping out in the 80s on saturday. good news, the humidity not
coming back until we get into so we'll be talking about that, and doug also has a lot more events that are going on over the weekend. busy weekend as we head through this june. >> busy for sure. one of those things to do, if you're heading out to hit some horse shows in upperville, lauren, i know you know how to get there. 77 on friday, 84 on saturday, 90 degrees on sunday, the oldest horse show in the nation. and sunday's going to be a hot day, the nationals and the rangers. a 4:00 game. yesterday i said it's 12:05. that's the saturday game. the 4:05 game is in the afternoon. around 3:00, 95 degrees. and by the time the game starting to wrap up, 91. we have really hot weather moving in, six days above 90.
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to a devastating six town houses were damaged this morning in a fire in manassas. >> three of them may be total losses. damages could top $1 million. news4's darcy spencer has more. >> reporter: this fire happened at a very dangerous time. 12:45 in the morning, when many people were asleep. take a look at what's left behind here. people were hurt, but fortunately everyone is going to be okay. a home surveillance camera system captured the flames on the right part of your screen and the sounds of fire trucks first arriving. >> i was sleeping. and they came and knocked on the door and woke us up and told us there was a fire and we had to get out right away. >> peggy martin bagged up framed photo salvaged from the place she called home for the last 20 years. >> family pictures, yes. >> going back a long time? >> yes, very. all my grandkids.
>> place to stay, warm blankets and kindness to her neighbor. >> these people were displaced through no fault of their own. so in the middle of the night, when everyone's sleeping, i mean, they had nowhere to go. so that was the least that i could do was open my home up to them. >> reporter: two firefighters and a resident were hurt. the firefighter, briefly trapped and disoriented, got out with minor burns. >> people are sleeping, that's why we advocate so strongly for, not only sprinkler systems, but smoke detectors and fire alarms. >> reporter: this dog also was able to escape the smoke and flames. residents now working with the red cross to plan their next steps. investigators are still here on the scene, trying to figure out where this fire started and what was the cause. in manassas, darcy spencer, news4. news4 at 5:00 starts now.
>> right director james comey, under oath, telling his story, in what was likely the highest profile congressional testimony in years. >> it lasted nearly three hours and it was a must-watch event today, witnessed by a lot of folks inside bars as a 10:00 a.m. happy hour, a political one, unfolded all over d.c. >> some say it was the political equivalent of the super bowl. ♪ ♪ >> the former fbi director addressing why he thinks he got fired. the investigation into michael flynn and russia. >> and he also explained why he kept such detailed memos of his meetings with the president. >> first i was alone with the president of the united states, or the president-elect, soon to be president. the subject matter i was talking about, matters that touch on the fbi's core responsibility and that relate to the president-elect personally.
then the nature i was honestly concerned that he might lie about the nature of our meeting. >> this hearing captivated people here in the district and across the country. there were more than three and a half million tweets about comey's testimony. >> oddly enough, none from the president himself. this evening, it's become something of a he said/he said situation, with the white house u pushing back. >> chris lawrence starts our coverage at the live desk. >> comey says it's not for him to say whether or not trump's actions amount to obstruction of justice, but he did find their conversation alarming. comey said when the president asked him to drop the investigation into mike flin, he did not inform jeff sessions, because the fbi was convinced sessions would have to recuse himself anyway. after president trump fired comey, he tweeted a warning about possible recordings, which prompted comey to go public with his account of their conversation.