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tonight the president lashing out. after his new attorney rudy giuliani revealed that the president reimbursed michael cohen for the money paid to stormy daniels, the hush money, the president taking aim at rudy giuliani saying he'll get his facts straight and what the president has to say about this moment on air force one. the warning at this hour from authorities after earthquakes and the volcano eruptions. they're say the air is a threat to life the urgent manhunt after an atf agent is shot in the face. authorities saying it was an
ambush. the severe weather threat and the tornado watch in new york. united offering refunds to passengers because of this flight attendant and what she's accused of. tonight the apology. >> announcer: this is "world news tonight" with david muir. >> good evening it's great to have you with us. we begin with president trump firing back today after rudy giuliani went on several cable news programs and said the president did reimburse that hush money paid to stormy daniels. the president beginning on the white house lawn today saying rudy giuliani is new to the job and he'll get his facts straight. are we any closer to knowing when the president knew about the payment made just days before the election. abc's cecilia vega leading us off. >> reporter: president trump walked right up to reporters at the white house, ready to vent. >> i'll tell you what? rudy is a great guy but he just
started a day ago. >> reporter: actually, rudy giuiliani, the president's lawyer leading negotiations with special counsel robert mueller, started two weeks ago. but today the president publically cut him down. >> he's learning the subject matter. he'll get his facts straight. he's a great guy! >> reporter: it comes after giuliani went on a media blitz, revealing the president reimbursed his attorney michael cohen for the $130,000 payout to porn star stormy daniels. giuliani said the president used money from a personal account. >> it's not campaign money. no campaign finance violation. >> so they funneled it through the law firm? >> they funneled through a law firm and then the president repaid it. >> oh, i didn't know that he did. >> yep. >> reporter: giuliani insisting it had nothing to do with the campaign. >> it wasn't for the campaign. it was to save their marriage, not their marriage as much as their reputation. >> reporter: but just minutes later, he suggested the hush money was indeed about the
election. >> imagine if that came out on october 15th, 2016. in the middle of the last debate with hillary clinton. >> so to make it go away, they made this payment. >> cohen didn't ask. cohen made it go away. he did his job. >> reporter: facing mounting questions about own his inconsistent story over that payment to stormy daniels, the president today lashed out. >> virtually everything that has been said has been said incorrectly, and has been said wrong or it's been covered wrong by the press. i say you know what, learn before you speak it's a lot easier. >> reporter: he wouldn't offer any details, but with the white house facing a credibility crisis, giuliani attempted to clarify. saying in a statement, the payment was made to resolve a personal and false allegation in order to protect the president's family. it would have been done in any event, whether he was a candidate or not. giuliani also seemed to walk back his claims that the president only recently learned he had reimbursed cohen for the hush money.
just weeks ago, the president offered a crystal clear denial. >> did you know about the $130,000 payment to stormy daniels? >> no, no. what else? >> why did michael cohen make it if there was no truth to her allegations? >> you have to ask michael cohen. michael is my attorney and you'll have to ask michael. >> do you know where he got the money to make that payment? >> no, i don't know, no. >> reporter: today, reporters challenged him on those statements. >> mr. president, why did you change your story on stormy daniels? >> we're not changing any stories. all i'm telling you is this country is right now running so smooth and to be bringing up that kind of crap, and to be bringing up witch hunts all the time, that's all you want to talk about. >> well you said on air force one that you did not know anything about the payments. >> excuse me, you take a look at what i said. you go back and take a look you'll see what i said. >> you said no when i asked you, "did you know about the payment?" >> excuse me, excuse me, you go back and look at what was said. >> cecilia vega doing this live
from the white house tonight. president trump saying go back and look at what he said on air force one. we pulled the transcript. it was 30 days ago. when asked he said he didn't know about the payment to stormy daniels and he didn't know where michael cohen got the money. did he clarify any of this today? >> not at all david. he said he didn't know at the time the money had gone to stormy daniels. this is despite the fact he had started making the payment shortly after the in august wags and the money came from his own accounts. >> the president was also asked if he was willing to sit down with the special counsel robert mueller. here's what he said. >> i would say this -- i would love to speak. nobody wants to speak more than me. against my lawyers. i have to find we're going to be
treated fairly. everybody sees it now. it's a pure witch hunt. >> cecelia, president trump saying he would be willing to sit down with robert mueller which is what he told us before. he added today if he's treated fair fairly. >> he said he would do it if he'll be treated fairly. despite the fact he said 100% he would agree to a sit down. now he's giving himself some wiggle room. >> thank you cecelia. president trump expressing his angle at the scope of the special investigator. the judge at a hearing for paul manafo manafort. that judge also asking about the scope of the mueller investigation, something the president pounced on. here's pierre thomas tonight. >> reporter: former donald trump campaign manager paul manafort arriving in federal court today
to try to get this one case thrown out. inside the court rroom special counsel's investigation judge t.s. ellis, a reagan appointee, asking what robert mueller's indictment of paul manafort for alleged financial crimes has to do with mueller's primary mission, investigating whether trump associates colluded with the russians. "trump's prosecution or impeachment," ellis told prosecutors. "that's what you are really after." ellis said mueller's indictment on a number of charges. including tax evasion and bank fraud related to work abroad before the campaign is really intended to get manafort to quote, "sing" or become a cooperating witness. the government arguing the special counsel's mandate is broad, and includes looking at manafort's work overseas the but several hours later, on stage, the president gave his verdict, praising that judge. judge t.s. ellis, who is really
>> "how does this have anything to do with the campaign" the judge asks. let me tell you folks we're all fighting battles. but i love fighting these battles. it's really a disgrace. >> pierre thomas with us live tonight. the judge did not rule on whether manafort's case will move forward. despite what he said in court, judges often do this, it could still go either way. >> that's right david. sources tell us the judge's challenges are not often a sign how he rules. >> thank you, pierre. >> word of an earthquake another one. that volcano on the big island on hawaii officials say it's an immediate risk. mount kilauea sending ash and pouring lava, bubbling up and spewing toxic gas. hundreds of people have been ordered to evacuate and we're told the air in their
neighborhood is too dangerous to breat breathe. marci gonzalez in hawaii tonight. >> reporter: tonight, fountains of lava engulfing neighborhoods on hawaii's big island after multiple new eruptions from the kilauea volcano. flames and lava shooting a hundred feet in the air, forcing at least 1,800 from their homes with just minutes to spare. >> we could hear the lava exploding from the house. you know, is the house still gonna be there when we go back over there? >> reporter: the actual volcano crater miles away from the vents in the ground where the eruptions are exploding. >> my house is on stilts so the whole house actually shook. >> reporter: officials say at least two homes have been destroyed. witnesses comparing the sound of the eruption to a jet engine. >> we were a couple blocks away from where it was happening, but you could feel the heat, feel the power of the eruption. >> reporter: a line of lava spewing from a long crack in the earth, spilling out onto the streets.
plumes of thick, pink smoke rising high above the island. the smell of toxic sulphur dioxide and burning trees hanging in the air. >> all around is a sulphur smell. i think we're one street over from the lava right now. >> reporter: officials say the air quality is an immediate threat to life. the governor declaring a state of emergency. >> it's a difficult thing to watch. the lava flow is unpredictable. not exactly certain what course it will take. >> reporter: thursday's eruption came hours after a 5.0 earthquake jolted the big island. on monday, one of the craters collapsed, triggering at least 600 smaller quakes. >> marci is with us live from hawaii. we know there are have been hundreds of earthquakes in the area. they don't know how long these eruptions will continue. >> that's right david. that registered a 5.4 magnitude. officials say they have no idea when the eruptions could stop. we're told days, weeks, months before residents are allowed
back in their homes. the good news is there are no serious injuries, any injuries, but there are concerns about the gas levels in the air. >> we'll continue to monitor that. the tornado watch for northern new york and vermont. severe weather for 25 million people from ohio all the way to maine. after 38 reported tornados already. look at this. in iowa winds up to 60 miles an hour. images coming in there. around detroit powerful winds knocking out power to 230,000 people taking the life of one man trapped under a tree. let's get to rob marciano tracking it for us. >> hi david, this system intensifying. look at this. a rare moderate risk area in new york. there's a tornado watch out for the same area that extends to
northern vermont and a severe thunderstorm watch back through pennsylvania. these storms moving quickly with winds in excess of 60 mielles an hour. it will be cooler and quieter tomorrow. >> rob marciano with us tonight. thank you. we're h we' we're monitoring the release of three citizens possibly released by north korea. this comes as we learn tonight that a date and location for the summit between the president and kim jong-un is now set. for late developments here's martha raddatz tonight. >> reporter: tonight the proposed meeting is now a certainty. no further details yet.
this comes as expectations rise that the three detain knees will be released still no word on timing but this morning president trump said -- >> a lot of things have happened with respect to the hostages. >> reporter: two of the detain knees arrested last year, the third in 2015. they have reportedly been moved to a medical facility. reports out of south korea say the release could come as early as this weekend. no confirmation of that yet. david. >> martha, thank you. from chicago tonight police working with atfs agents before dawn ambushed. you will hear their calls for help and the manhunt.
alex perez in chicago. >> reporter: in chicago tonight, an all out manhunt to track down suspects who unleashed gunfire on undercover agents. >> we have shots fired on 45th and hermitage. >> reporter: the brazen ambush happening just after 3:00 a.m. federal and local authorities part of special task force aimed at tackling chicago's gun violence. carrying out an operation to intercept illegal guns when the suspects open fire. striking one atf agent in the face. >> i need an escort to a [ bleep ] hospital right now. officer hit, we need escort to a hospital now. >> reporter: fellow officers scrambling to get him to a hospital. meanwhile, more than 100 local and federal officers combing the area for the suspects, but no luck. >> you think we're going to take this lying down? this is the fourth law enforcement officer in a year that's been shot over there in that area. you think that escapes us? because it doesn't. but i got a message for them. we're coming for you. >> reporter: tonight, authorities say the injured agent is expected to make a full
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i couldn't believe first that this happened here in this neighborhood. >> new details about a deadly shooting at an apartment complex in mill valley. authorities say a landlord tenant dispute may have been the motive. good afternoon thanks for joining us i'm larry beil. >> i'm ama daetz. the landlord of the complex remains in critical condition. . the man's daughter was shot and died at the hospital >> police say the suspects fled to his apartment and then turned the gun on himself. abc 7 nuts anchor dion lim covered the story yesterday and live in mill valley again with details on the suspect as well as the victims. dion. >> reporter: larry, remember o we are learning new details. that's what's making this story so particularly tragic. you can look around me and tell how quiet and calm it is on this strate. i spoke to many neighbors who knew the victims. while many of them didn't want to go op camera those who knew them, the landlord and daughter agree they were good people. >> it was a long, painful day.
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