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i've seen the tweet about tapes, lordy i hope there are tapes. i was concerned he might lie about the nature of our meeting. >> the president feels completely vcomplete ly vindicated. >> where to from here as the investigation heats up. andbc news learned that son-in-law jared kushner will be meeting with senate intelligence committee staffers this month. then the political drama gripping london. the prime minister's election gamble backfires big time. from the political high wire to dare devil who happens to be 88 years order. is this the sign of what's ahead for weekend weather? "early today" starts right now. good toe
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i'm frances rivera. all eyes on former fbi director james comey's high profile testimony with headlines across the country detailing his allegations against president trump. reaction was mixed. more conservative media rallied around the president criticizing comey's performance. nbc news received new information about attorney general jeff sessions, a source says after his public testimony comey privately told senators about a possible third interaction between sessions and russian officials. sources also tell us that this month president trump son-in-law jared kushner is expected to meet with and provide documents to members of the senate intelligence committee as it conducts its russia investigation. hallie jackson has more on the block buster hearing. >> reporter: commanding a spotlight entirely his, james comey turned it on to the president, describing donald trump as not truthful and not credible. >>
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might lie about our meeting. >> reporter: memos provided the basis of james comey's testimony dramatic, compelling. controversial. >> did the president at any time ask you to stop the fbi investigation into russian involvement in the 2016 elections. >> not to my understanding, no. >> reporter: less conclusive whenned about michael flynn after testifying that he hoped that comey would let flynn go. >> i took it as a direction. the president of the united states with me alone saying i hope this, i took it as this is what he wants me to do. i didn't obey that but that's the way i took it. >> but that's not what he said. >> correct. >> he said i hope. >> those are exact words, correct. >> you sense that the president was trying to obstruct justice? >> i'm sure the special counsel will work to what the m tension was and whether that's an offense. >> that a bombshell implying the special counsel is looking at wi
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directing investigation. >> why didn't you say mr. president this is wrong. >> if i were stronger i would have. i was so stunned by the conversation that i just took it in. >> another startling revelation came in this acknowledgement from comey about the conversation he documented related to flynn. >> i asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memo with a reporter. i asked him to because i thought that might prompt the appoint it of a special counsel. >> reporter: that of course ultimately happened. all of it triggered by a tweet, the president who apparently suspected comey was behind that leak, wrote on may 12th, james comey better hope there are no tapes of our conversation before he starts leaking to the press. >> look, i've seen the tweet about tapes, lordy i hope there are tapes. if he did my feelings aren't hurt, release all the tapes. i'm good with it. >> reporter: comey clearly frustrated by the president's explanation for firing him. >> the at
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defame me and more importantly the fbi saying the organization was in disawe ray. those were lies plain and simple. >> hallie jackson reporting there. president trump's team was ready to fire back at comey. just minutes after he finished testifying the president's outside counsel gave a public address rebuking the fired fbi director. peter alexander has those details. >> the president feels completely vindicated and is eager to continue moving forward with his agenda with the business of this country wand this public cloud removed. >> reporter: kasowitz accusing comey lying about mr. trump's demapped for loyalty. >> the president never in form or substance directed or suggested that mr. comey stop investigating any one. >> reporter: that dispute could easily be settled if the president released secret tapes he suggested exist but is yet to
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produce. kasowitz also seizing on other points including the statement that comey told mr. trump he was not personally under investigation. >> mr. comey has now finally confirmed publicly what he repeatedly told president trump privately. >> reporter: the veteran trial lawyer attacking comey for making public privileged communications with the president. >> mr. comey has now admitted that he is one of these leakers. >> reporter: the president's son don jr. did tweet, flynn stuff is bs, adding very far from any kind of coercion or influence and certainly not obstruction. the strategy going forward veterans insist leave the russia investigation to the lawyers. >> i would allow the white house to be focused on helping the president do the job of being president. and to me that's most important. don't get wrapped around the axle of the investigation. >> that was peter alexander reporting. now joined by reporter sarah fisher, sarah, appreciate you being with me.
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damage to come out of the hearings. comey says trump lied in this in saying that the comments about with flynn were direction, but then you also have comey who said that he leaked the information in those memos about those discussions. what's the worst there to come out of that? >> i think the worst thing to come out of that is the former as opposed to the latter. at this point trump potentially lying has much further implications than potentially comey trying to salvage investigation on better behalf of the good, so i think at this point the bigger concern is whether or not donald trump did have criminal intent and whether or not his lies would lead one to that conclusion. >> that's the question here. your thoughts, watching this and hearing this testimony, are you saying whoa, this is teetering on obstruction of justice. >> experts are divided. everyone agrees this was a
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understanding the political system. we're seeing that over and over until yesterday's hearing was continuing to tweet, to talk fw the investigation, something that legal advisers told the president don't do, stay silent. so we know that he doesn't have great understanding of how the political system works, and how this type of a situation should be playing out. whether or not he had exact criminal intent here is still under question and that will be what determines what happens going forward. >> also fueling why james comey saying hey lordy, i hope there are tapes, talking about that before the hearing, after the hearing. here's when the tapes were brought up. >> i've seen the tweet about tapes, lordy i hope there are tapes. >> president trump, if you disagree with anything the director said today, play the tapes for all of america to hear. or, admit that there were no tapes. >> then huckabee sanders saying we'll look for the tapes, yeah,
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what's the implication of those tapes if there are tapes? >> if there are tapes what we want to know is exact language that the president supposedly used to indicate to former fbi director james comey that he wanted there to be intervention between the russian and flynn investigation. the wording there is key. whether or not the new answered ang proves that trump asked him to do that or whether it could have been implied. >> quickly we'll see donald trump is going to tweet before that time, 6:13 a.m. eastern, if he doesn't it would be his longest drought. right. and that he has this meeting with the remaining president later we'll see if they talk about it then. >> we'll see. as you mentioned this is a trend with donald trump any time there tends to be bad news, he tends to retreat from twitter. so we'll see what happens the next few hours. >> watch the twitter feeds. thank you so much. president trump will face the media later today as we were talking about whe
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joint news conference with the romanian president. each will typically take two questions from the press. this could be an opportunity for president trump to speak out on comey's 2e69. from political heat to a whale of a tornado captured by a farmer riding a tractor on his north dakota farm. look at this. he described the twister as a vacuum. we would say a huge one. meteorologist bill karins says we are in for a heat wave. >> no tornados are is expected to be widespread this weekend. heat wave in the northern plains, hot in the dakotas, pierre to 100 degrees and el paso all the way through north texas a heat wave begins. saturday it spreads to chicago and minneapolis. and the heat will build through the ohio valley and the northeast. you have to wait until sunday for the heat to arrive there. that's when temperatures will jump in the 90s from raleigh all the way to new york city. that's a look at the weather story of the day. now a closser look at your day ahead. well, you can see the wl
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advertised heat wave in effect from denver to rapid city to bismarck. even bismarck could be near 100 and widespread upper 90s from west texas all the way through areas of northern texas. here's my favorite story of the day. a woman who is taking adventure to new heights. betty broke the record for oldest female wing walker in the uk, she is 88 years old. she stood atop the plane at 130 miles per hour, she bested her own record she set last year. she said the ride was a little bumpy. maybe she will do it again next year. i think until she is 90. >> look how chill she is living on the edge doing it right. thanks. speaking of brave brit, prime minister theresa may may be stepping down following an election gamble that back fired big time. you're watching "early today."
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looking for a man they say stole a backhoe and tried to use it to break into an atm. the thief didn't get money but caused $10,000 damage. police believe the man was involved in another last year. a church must carrying missionaries overturned. the bus was filled with high schoolers and young adults from an alabama church set to fly from atlanta. police are investigating what caused it. federal prosecutors say the alleged nsa leaker may have had plans to release more classified information. assistant u.s. attorney said 25-year-old reality winner admitted to leaking a document to news agency the intercept. prosecutors also said winner allegedly wrote in a note book that she wanted to quote burn the white house down. and she posed a flight risk. winner pleaded not guilty to willfully transmitting nationa
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remain in jail pending trial. overnight a deputy and her husband surrendered to police after they were indicted for murder. the deputy and her husband said nothing as they arrived at the police station. both were indicted in the death of john hernandez. cell phone video last month shows terry thompson using that choke hold to hernandez to detain him after a confrontation. investigators say chana helped. hernandez died three days later. the thompsons are held on $100,000 bond each. turning to the british elections where it's a hung parliament meaning no party has a majority. it is a huge setback for prime minister theresa may who lost a number of seats despite the largest in parliament. the labor party led by jeremy corbyn earned the second highest number. corbyn announcing may should resign. >> the prime minister called the
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election because she wanted a mandate. well, the mandate she's got is lost conservative seats, lost votes, lost support, and lost confidence. i would have thought that's enough to go, actually. >> turn to steve who joins us from london. will may be forced to resign? >> reporter: i think that is the $64,000 question along with about four others frances, because she looks weakened. this is all about strength and stability. they were her tag lines during her six-week electioneering and it's in tatters. she has been proven to be not in touch with the people as well and following up as you mentioned jeremy corbyn from the hard left of british politics has done what nobody thought he could, he gained seats in this election. now the other big questions going forward is what happens about the brexit process. it's supposed to start in 11 days, with the british having a strong
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having a strong mandate to go and negotiate whard the europeans, now that looks in tatters. so that's a question as well and questions about her authority. how do you get through finance, through austerity when you have a weakened position. there are so many questions which could have big ramifications for this country and indeed for europe after this shock election, victory but defeat in some ways. back to you. >> steve, thank you. ahead, another reason to watch where you're going instead of walking and texting. plus, this might just be the cutest kitchen helper ever recorded. tor floaty. plus, the snacks and drinks are gone, people. and one of us used up all the sunscreen! i wonder who... . we're gonna need some reinforcements...quick. copy that. walgreens makes it easy when summer needs a little help. your summer base camp is just around the corner so you can get in, out and back to those summer shenanigans. walgreens.
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"news 4 today" begins with breaking news. and we heard an absolute horrifying screech and we ran outside immediately and, i mean, what we saw was just horrifying. >> that breaking news, two police officers mowed down in a busy section of the district. this morning, one of those officers is fighting to stay alive. good morning, everybody. it's 4:26. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> i'm molette green. eun yang is on assignment. with several other stories breaking while you were sleeping. >> let's get you up to date on the injured d.c. officers. you're looking live at med star hospital in northwest d.c. there
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officers and a vdot employee working there. >> this all came after a pickup truck plowed into them. >> show you video from the scene. you can see just how chaotic things were for a time there. we have team coverage for you this morning with the latest on the victim's condition as well as the investigation at this point. first we do want to turn our attention to more breaking news. this time on the roadways in the area. chopper 4 over the scene of 210 on oxon hill. >> melissa mollet is in. tell us about the impact on the morning commute. >> major commute for anybody here in the prince george's county area, guys. let's take a look at some of the video from this bad crash here from overnight. so the area we're talking about here is 210 here near livingston or palmer road. you can see how bad that was. multiple pa
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multiple people injured here this morning involving multiple cars. if we take another live look, we can look at from above chopper 4 again, you can see that it really is still shut down. this is going to be a situation here throughout the morning. so, we want to take a look here at a map now taking a look at those delays. you can see chopper 4 there in just one second this morning. you can see all of that purple headed northbound, indian head highway near palmer road, all of those lanes blocked. southbound is blocked as well though you aren't seeing that purple there right now. brad is up in chopper 4 for us. brad, how are things looking for us from above? >> reporter: well, just a horrifying crash, melissa. this was a high speed interaction that these two vehicles had, and it looks like we have -- palmer is where the close sheer point is if you can see that right in the middle of the screen now. your best bet because you can only take a right
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your best bet is going to be to take a left on old fort road. that is going to get you up towards the beltway without any further delay. chuck, we're going back to you for weather. >> thanks, brad. chopper 4 outside a busy morning. good news is, the weather forecast could not be any nicer or more cooperative for anything you want to do today and on into the weekend as well. temperatures nice and comfortable once again. mostly back down into the 50s. it will be a cool and comfy morning. near perfect evening coming your way. the weekend looks dry. we're still talking about chances for setting record high temperatures this weekend. 55 dulles, 60 washington, 59 by the bay in annapolis. today's forecast, sunny and warm. today's high, 82. that will be the coolest high temperature for maybe another week. give you that whole ten day forecast coming up at 4:51. back to the news. >> chuck, thank you. mi
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giving you the latest information on the breaking news in the district this morning. a pickup truck hit two d.c. police officers and a ddot employee. >> it happened last night in the heart of the adams morgan neighborhood. we start with news 4's megan mcgrath live at med star hospital. megan? >> reporter: well, the injured were taken here to the emergency room at med star washington hospital. one of those d.c. police officers is described by the police chief as being in, quote, very critical condition. that was the update late last night. the other officer and the d.c. traffic control aide, they are said to be seriously injured but are expected to make it. their injuries not life threatening. the two officers were on bicycle patrol when they were struck by this pickup truck in adams morgan last night. witnesses say that one of those officers was thrown 30 feet. now the mayor and the chief of police were here at the hospital late last night. chief newsham,er


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