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captioning funded by cbs it's friday, march 3rd, 2017. this is the "cbs morning news." president trump is standing by his attorney general as jeff sessions makes a decision about his involvement in certain investigations. >> i have recused myself in the matters that deal with the trump campaign. >> do you still have confidence in -- >> total. >> boosteding america's defense. the commander in chief steps aboard the navy's newest and most expensive aircraft carrier to promote his plans to rebuild the military.
good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cps headquarters in new york. thanks for joining us. i'm hena daniels in for anne-marie green. president trump said attorney general jeff sessions did nothing wrong, but under mounting pressure from both democrats and republicans, sessions agreed to recuse himself into the investigation of the alleged russian med willing in the 2016 campaign. he met with a russian ambassador during 2016. good morning. >> good morning, hena. sessions said he didn't try to mislede anyone but he acknowledges he should have been more careful in his testimony. top democrats say that's not enough and he should resign. labelling the controversy a total witch hunte designed to save face for democrats losing the electi
matters. >> even with full support from the president sessions recused himself into any gegs with the russian contact in the presidential campaign, this after admitting he should have been clearer in hinz confirmation in january about his dealings with the russian ambassador sergey kislyak. >> i should have slowed down and said i did meet one russian official a couple of times. >> appearing on fox news he maintained his innocence. >> i don't believe anyone would have seen anything improper or unwise. >> republican lindsey graham called the recausal the best decision. the democrats say it's not enough. >> the fact that the attorney general, the top cop in our country lied under oath, is grounds for him to resign. >> a senior white house official confirmed to cbs news yesterday mr.
kushner and former skek adviser both met with kislyak at the trump tower. they described it as an inconsequential hello that lasted less than 20 minutes. if he's confirmed by the senate he would oversee any investigation into the issue now that sessions has recused himself. hena? >> roxana saberi here in new york. thank you. ahead on "cbs this morning," we will discuss the sessions situation and where it will go from here with washington plios political reporter ed o'keefe. followed by cameras, paul tried to gain entry into a room in congress where he said a draft of the republican reform proposal is being kept. paul says the new maegs does not
go far enough to repeal obamacare. turns out paul had the wrong room. he was standing outside someone's office. vice president mike pence told a group of ohio businessmen the trump administration will repeal and replace obamacare. >> the american people know the truth. obamacare has failed and obamacare must go. putting an enormous weight on american families. >> pence sads the affordable care act placed a heavy financial burden on small businesses. it's reported that vice president pence used a private e-mail account to conduct state business when he was indiana governor and it was hacked. "the indianapolis star" reports pence used his personal aol account to communicate with advisers on homeland security matters among other things. the account was hacked last spring before he was chosen to join the gop ticket. pence frequently
hillary clinton's use of a private e-mail account when she was secretary of state. two more of president trump's cabinet nominees have been confirmed the senate confirmed ben carson, secretary of housing and urban development and former texas governor rick perry as energy secretary. in the past perry had said he would do away with the didn't of energy. president trump used america's new oeft aircraft carrier as a backdrop to make his case for a military buildup. in his budget proposal, the president wants to add $54 billion to defense spending to, in his words, project american power in distant landss. david martin reports. >> reporter: nothing symbolizes american military mite more than an aircraft carrier which is why president trump went aboard the navy's newest carrier the "gerald r.
military build up. >> we'll do only one thing. you know what that is? win! win! we're going to start winning again. >> reporter: but as the most expensive ship ever built, the "ford" which will begin its sea trials next month stands for something else as well. >> "ford" is a poster child for "how not to build a ship." >> they were designing itted a they built it. this is a dumb way to design a ship. reporter: including an electromagnetic launch system here being tested with a dead weight to replace the traditional steam-powered catapult. >> not only price went through the roof but the schedule just
became terrible because there were so many new technologies and it was so unproven. >> reporter: the "ford" is expected to cost just under $13 billion and ta's not counting the aircraft it will carry include the f-35 jointd strike fighter which will cost the military more than $113 million a copy. this morning new rounds of air strikes reportedly targeted suspected al qaeda targets in yemen. reuters reports accounts of unidentified drones and helicopters believed to be american and deployed troops on the ground. yesterday the united states said it carried out 20 precision strikes in yemen, the first major u.s. operation there since january. just released video is at the center of a civil rights lawsuit of a georgia teenager killed by deputies in august. in 2015 the deputies pulled over nicholas dykes ma following a chase. his parjts say he had
sleeping in a truck, was startled, and drove away. video shows the deputies tased him and put him to the ground. one deputy put his knee on dykes ma's neck. nearly 40 seconds passed. the county's district attorney is investigating. >> the case of vandalism at a jewish cemetery in new york is being investigated as a hate crime. more than a dozen headstones were overturned at a cemetery in rochester. this is the third known case of a cemetery being vandalized in the past two weeks. >> tuesday marks the 50th anniversary of a critical moment in the civil rights struggle. the 1956 march over the pettus bridge in alabama became known as bloody sunday. some 600 civil rights leaders marching to the state capital were bloodied
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good morning, right now at 4:that. we're following breaking news out of rockville maryland. a person is miss after a house fire destroys most of this home, basically just the chimney's left. >> plus bundle up. here's a live picture outside our studios right now. we're inside. thank you camille, we love you for letting us stay in
>> the monitor's cold. >> we're so cold, we're outside. flurries headed this way, so bundle up folks before you head out. thanks, lee though. when we talk about accumulation, i don't think we have a lot to talk about. more like conversational snow right allison? >> that's right. i just ran out to the terrace to see what's going on. a little hard to see with the camera out there. there are snow showers. it's melting on contact for the roads and anything on the ground. however, elevated services, there was a nice little coating there on our patio furniture. that's what you can expect today. first live doppler we have these passing snow showers, a little extra band going east of laurel. this is the trend we're going to see today. this will probably be our one burst for the morning, then throughout the rest of the afternoon we'll have a couple more snow bursts come on through. really just confersal snow. -- conversational snow. what it is going to impact is your comfort level. we were at 80 degrees on wednesday and nowe
to feel the 20s through much of the day. bundle up, yes, it is going to be a cold one today, and right through the weekend it's going to be a nice weekend, lots of sunshine but it's still going to be kind of cold. >> bundle up. we'll drink the hot chocolate inside. isn't that always your recommendation? >> absolutely. this morning we already have some trouble on the roads, 13th street north and southbound there's water main repairs going on here, between monroe street and northwest and otis place as well. north of i-70 if you're up by highway 97, both diiorectns are closed as well because of an accident, hoods mill road and off the top of the show we mentioned that fire. it is closing down some side streets like willow lane between holly ridge road and pine tree. if you're in that neighborhood, emery lane is closed as well. it will be hard to get out of that neighborhood this morning. . thanks. good morning, everybody
larry miller. we begin in northeast d. c. where it was a violent night five people were shot in separate shootings around brentwood road. in all three men and a woman were shot. the juvenile male was also walked himself to the hospital with injuries. all of the victims are expected to survive. in prince georges county a teenager is dead after being gunned down near a playground in oxen hills. the shooting happened outside an apartment complex. the teen was rushed to the hospital but later died. the name of the victim has not been released and the suspect is still on the loose. right now in montgomery county, the search is on for a missing person unaccounted for after an overnight house fire. this was the scene around 10:30 last night. the fire we're told is currently out. and here's a live look from the scene at this point. our macoya turner will give us a live report in the next half hour. until then now is a
to download our wusa9 mobile app for breaking updates to your phone. that's a quick look at what's going on. >> it's friday, how bad is that. 4:30 starts right now. this is wake up washington on wusa9. it's so nice to give you a live look outside from inside. still warm. the time right now 4:29. 39 degrees, a very chilly start to your friday, good morning, i'm jan. >> a few flurries like right now, right allison? >> absolutely. i just ran out to take some video of that on. i'm going to post it on my facebook page and twitter page. yeah, some quick snow showers. what we're seeing are some flurries, not doing much to the roads, not doing much to the ground. a nice little coating on our patio furniture. anything elevated, grassy surf
have been cold enough overnight. it is cold out there. passing snow showers. this is our first burst of the day, really at any point during the day we're going to have these passing snow showers. i think we'll wait until later on this morning after this first round goes through. temperatures reach about 40 degrees, another breezy day. winds up to 20 miles per hour. it is going to feel about 32 degrees at most today. you really want to bundle up. we'll talk about how your weekend is going to fare coming up a little bit later. weekend not so bad. >> and at least we're saying today's friday and tomorrow hopefully you're off work. as you are out on the roads, i saw an alert, head into d. c. it is going to be a little slower. watch out there, plan another 5 minutes to get to the airport this morning. willow lane is where we have that fire going on we've been talking about. it's going to be blocked between holly ridge road and pine tree road. i'm also working with makia to see how the rest of th