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now people are scared to go to the boardwalk. >> don't be scared. please good morning, america. no conspiracy. the reaction right now to the mueller report. overnight, president trump claims total vindication after special counsel robert mueller finds no one in his campaign conspired with russia, according to a summary from the attorney general. >> america is the greatest place on earth. >> but the report stopping short of clearing the president on obstruction of justice. republicans call it "case closed," democrats demanding the full report be released immediately. our abc news team here and in washington and the president's lawyer all join us this morning. also this morning, more than 1,300 people thankful to be alive after this cruise ship nightmare. facing engine failure in the middle of the sea, pummeled by 26-foot waves, water flooding the ship. now, new video of those dramatic
helicopter rescues. hundreds airlifted to safety. one of those very lucky passengers joins us live. heading to court. a dozen coaches and key defendants caught in the center of that college cheating scandal, now hours away from facing a judge. and the mystery this morning, who shelled out $6.5 million to get their child into college? robert kraft. what the patriots' owner is now saying about that prostitution scandal, as he fights to keep the tape from being released. ♪ staying alive and barely staying alive. >> duke survives! >> top-seeded duke's nail-biting close call. just making it to the sweet 16 overnight. the last-second play and the emotional moment off the court. >> i love you guys. it's been amazing coaching this group. we got a lot of good memories. >> between the coach and the team that nearly shocked the sports world.
and good morning, america. we want to get right to the big news that broke late yesterday. the russia investigation is over. president trump is declaring victory after the special counsel concludes there was no trump conspiracy with russia. >> take a live look at the white house right now, president trump is waking up to headlines like these, "mueller finds no trump-russia conspiracy" and, "mueller finds no trump collusion." >> the president called it a complete and total exoneration. >> what the president said is not exactly what the special counsel wrote. mueller wrote that the report does not exonerate the president on obstruction of justice. it was the attorney general who stepped in to conclude that the president did not obstruct justice. democrats have questions about that. they're calling for mueller's full report to be released. >> and we have team coverage. our senior white house correspondent cecilia vega starts us off. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: robin, good morning to you. president trump is up and
tweeting and he is feeling good. this is a cloud that has hung over this white house since the day this investigation began. but now, the rallying cry from president trump and all of his allies, complete and total exoneration. president trump landing back at the white house taking another victory lap before the cameras. >> i just want to tell you that america is the greatest place on earth. >> reporter: aides say the president is happy and in a great mood. he's also defiant, unloading before boarding air force one. >> after a long investigation, after so many people have been so badly hurt, after not looking at the other side, where a lot of bad things happened, a lot of horrible things happened, a lot of very bad things happened for our country, it was just
announced there was no collusion with russia. the most ridiculous thing i've ever heard. there was no collusion with russia. >> reporter: attorney general william barr concluding the special counsel found no evidence that the trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 u.s. presidential election. but on obstruction, robert mueller explicitly stopped short of clearing president trump, saying, while this report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also did not exonerate him. the a.g., however, essentially did, saying mueller's team lacked sufficient evidence to establish the president obstructed justice. for president trump, it was personal. >> it was a complete and total exoneration. it's a shame that our country had to go through this. to be honest, it's a shame that your president has had to go through this. >> reporter: and he's now
threatening an investigation into the investigation. >> it began illegally. and hopefully somebody is going to look at the other side. this was an illegal takedown that failed. >> reporter: yeah, the president really wanted to get this off his chest. he walked right over to those cameras yesterday. his re-election campaign is already fund-raising off these findings. they sent a message to supporters saying, now is the time to fight back. george, you can bet we will hear the same from president trump when he hits the campaign trail later this week. >> no question about it. okay, thanks, cecilia. attorney general william barr is the key decisionmaker here. he's going to take the lead in deciding how much of mueller's full report will be released to congress. we don't know how long that report is or exactly what's in it. here's what we do know. it was 22 months in the making, cost at least $25 million, involved 19 lawyers, 40 fbi agents and experts, and included 2800 subpoenas and 37
indictments. chief justice correspondent pierre thomas joins us now. good morning, pierre. >> reporter: george, good morning. it's finally over. after thousands of subpoenas, 500 witnesses interviewed and hundreds of search warrants, the special counsel's final conclusions are now known. no collusion between the russians and the trump campaign, but now democrats are seizing on that question of obstruction of justice where mueller decided not to make a final call. >> how are you feeling today now that this is over? >> reporter: attorney general william barr emerging late sunday after spending the weekend writing a letter to congress, laying out the key findings of the mueller investigation. robert mueller himself making a rare appearance before the cameras, with his wife, walking past the white house on the way from church. after so many months almost entirely out of sight. a ghost, hard at work on the investigation. and now, after nearly two years, finally the answer to that number one question. no collusion. barr, in that four-page letter, stating the special counsel's investigation did not find that the trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or
coordinated with russia. and no more indictments. on the issue on whether the president obstructed justice, barr says he made no final call. the attorney general chose to. and did so definitively, writing the evidence developed during the special counsel's investigation is not sufficient to establish that the president committed an obstruction of justice offense. what the special counsel did find, according to barr, two primary russian efforts to influence the 2016 election. one through disinformation and social media operations designed to sow social discord. and the other through computer hacking operations. again, barr notes, mueller finding no conspiracy with the trump campaign. despite multiple offers from russian-affiliated individuals to assist. as to how much of the report will be made barrs say
he, rosenstein, and mueller will make that final call. sources telling abc news the process is already under way with a heavy focus on dealing with both classify and grand jury material which is normally secret. michael? >> thank you, pierre. the reaction from congress is divided among party lines. republicans saying it's now time to move on, while democrats saying not so fast. they want to see the full report. senior congressional correspondent mary bruce joins us from capitol hill. mary, this battle seems far from over. >> reporter: michael, this fight is just getting started here on the hill. democrats are demanding the full report and the underlying evidence. they're already calling for the attorney general to testify soon here on the hill. the chairman of the house judiciary committee, jerrold nadler is setting the stage for some intense scrutiny. take a listen. >> the president has not been exonerated by the special counsel. yet, the attorney general has decided not to go further or apparently to share those findings with the public. we cannot simply rely on what may be a hasty partisan interpretation of the facts.
>> reporter: now, democrats are not disputing the no collusion findings. but they are zeroing in on questions of obstruction of justice. mueller was unwilling to fully exonerate the president.knarpub cad and sangtime to move on. >> mary, they may want to move on but democrats, they're ramping up their own separate investigations. >> reporter: yeah, democrats are not waiting. while they continue to fight for the mueller investigation, they are plowing ahead with scores of their own investigations, looking into conflicts of interest to abuse of power, to the president's finances. the fight is far from over, michael? >> all right, mary bruce, thank you very much. george. we're joined now by the president's attorney, jay sekulow. thank you for joining us this morning. you have been on this case for a long time and welcomed the news yesterday. but it's pretty clear that congress is going to continue to pursue these obstruction questions. is the president prepared to cooperate with congress on those
questions? >> i think you have to ask yourself a fundamental question, and i quote from the letter from bill barr, the special counsel, george, issued 2800 subpoenas, executed 500 search warrants, obtained more than 230 orders for communication records, issued registers, made 13 requests of foreign governments for evidence and interviewed approximately 500 witnesses and found no collusion, no obstruction. congress is wasting the taxpayers' money and they should be going about legislating and governing rather than continuing this. that is a prerogative they'll have. but look at the scope and nature of what has been disclosed in this investigation just with this letter that attorney general barr sent and the scope, nature and depth upon which the special counsel went. i think at this point it's ridiculous to put people through this. >> it was barr reached the conclusion of no obstruction. not special counsel robert mueller. special counsel said while this report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him despite the president's claim
that this was total exoneration. how do you respond to that sentence from robert mueller? >> i think you have to understand what that statement means. the department of justice is where bob mueller works. the special counsel, not an independent counsel. special counsel, he's part of the department of justice. he determined a series of facts. he could not come to what he said -- his words, difficult questions of law and fact. and could not reach a legal conclusion on obstruction. thus, under department of justice guidelines, what happens is, it's moved upstairs as they say to the office of legal counsel and the attorney general and the his office to review the laws and facts and make a determination. that determination was made. there was, in fact, no basis for obstruction because there was no underlying crime. >> yet, the president called this an illegal takedown. what was illegal about this investigation and who does the president now think should be investigated? >> well, look what happened here. i mean, this investigation started because of bah? christopher steele's dossier about russian collusion.
and there's one thing that's unequivocal in here. the special counsel found no evidence at all of any collusion between the trump campaign, those associated with the campaign, and the russian government or russian operatives. this was started on a document that was unverified and in james comey's words salacious. the end result of that was a two-year investigation. now, it's a good day for america that this is resolved. for the country. for the president. we did have two years of this, which took a lot of time and attention away from other things that could be accomplished. what i would like to see the congress do is work with the president for the next two years and get things done for the american people. >> jay sekulow, thank you for your time this morning. >> thank you, george. and we're joined now by preet bharara, former u.s. attorney for the southern district of new york. he's author of the new book, "doing justice." welcome. you just heard jay sekulow right there saying, case closed. time to move on. >> not quite yet. i think on collusion, the case
is closed. i think bob mueller is owed a debt of gratitude by all of us. he did a thorough, complete investigation, found no evidence -- not sufficient evidence to make a charge in connection with conspiracy related to interference with the election. on the issue of obstruction, we're not done. it was a very close case. bob mueller decided not to make a determination about whether or not a charge could be brought, and you only do that if there's substantial evidence of obstruction. >> and he's getting some criticism. you called him america's hero yesterday. some people are saying he punted on the big question. how do you explain that? was he trying to send that question to congress? >> that's what it appears to be. my first reaction was it seemed to be an abdication of responsibility. you give a case to a special prosecutor, special counsel for that person to make a prosecutorial decision. he did not. it may be that he thought given how high the stakes were and how sort of close the question was on obstruction that that's a question best left for congress. he punts to congress. then, bill barr runs on the
field and takes the ball and runs it in for a touchdown. >> democrats say he had a bias. also questioning whether rod rosenstein, who was a witness of the firing and participating in the firing of james comey, could decide on this at all. >> it's odd. democrats were in a position to complain about rod rosenstein being involved in the case because he had this conflict. they didn't do that. for a year and half, almost two years, they viewed rod rosenstein as one of the chief protecters of robert mueller during the course of the investigation, so it's a little bit hard for them to complain at this point. >> how much of the mueller report can and should the public be able to see? you're a former prosecutor. the justice department guidelines say that the people who are not prosecuted should not be tarnished. >> the president stands on a different position. he has the protection decision. the president's also the only person among the people being looked at subject to accountability by the congress through impeachment. some people want to do impeachment, some don't. the fact remains, especially because bob mueller seems to
have, as we have been discussing, wanted to punt the question to congress because congress is in a position to decide, even if there was no clear violation of an obstruction of justice statute, there may have been sufficient evidence for them to make a determination about abuse of power. >> neal katyal said the congress win the case. are you that confident? >> i'm not confident about how long it will take. it may take a very, very long time. you have some report of indeterminate length. we don't even know the length. i'm not sure why that is. you have in the public consciousness this four-page letter that summarizes it, which is kind of describing it and crystallizing for people what it is and putting in their brains what bill barr thinks it is and it may be a long time before we see what all the details were and there might be a big disconnect between the two. >> preet bharara, thank you very much. we bring in dan abrams now for more on all this. no collusion. what would be the case f a step
about exactly what preet was saying, which is the fact about the fact that the attorney general is saying there was no obstruction. i don't think there will be a case for obstruction unless it's in the congress. it's not going to be a legal case. it's going to be a political case. but the question becomes, was the attorney general overstepping his bounds by doing that? the reason you retain a special counsel is so the attorney general and the deputy attorney general, the people who are appointed by the president, do not make this sort of decision about the president. that's why you have a special counsel. so, the special counsel gave us the final word on the question of russia conspiracy. no case. robert mueller did not give us the final word on obstruction. it does make you think that he's saying, let's give this to congress. here are the reasons for. here are the reasons against. and then bill barr comes in and says, wait, i'm going to take this, even though that's really not supposed to be his role. >> there's also an intriguing line in his letter as well. he says, even though most of the president's actions not all of
them are. there are still things that the president did related to obstruction that we don't know about. >> yes, that's right. look, this letter was written very carefully. even though it was quick and it was fast, the language is really important. there is no question there is additional material that we don't know about. but, you have to be clear. this is a big win for the president. the fact that on the most important issue, collusion, conspiracy with the russians, robert mueller did not find any evidence of that, the president has every right to do a victory lap. >> and that was one of the reasons that bill barr reached the conclusion that there was no obstruction. he's saying if there's no underlying crime, there's no obstruction. >> martha stewart would argue with that. if you remember, the underlying crime was dismissed and she was just charged with lying to investigators. so, keep that in mind. >> dan abrams, thanks very much. a lot of other stories to get to this morning. take a look at this on the high seas. hundreds of cruise ship passengers air-lifted to safety. after their liner broke down while battling 26-foot waves.
now one of those rescued passengers will join us live. and patriots' owner robert kraft is now speaking out after being charged with soliciting prostitution. we're going to hear what he said coming up. but first, let's go to ginger. hey, ginger.remichl. like this, the giant hail plopping into a pool in texas. these are the images. and from arkansas, this is what it sounded like. now today we have a shot at seeing that type of hail from alabama right through georgia. your local weather in 30 seconds. first, the select cities sponsored by pampers.
good monday morning. i'm abc 7 news meteorologist mike nicco. increasing breezes and light to moderate rain moving from the north bay through the south bay today. chance of rain through at least thursday and a drier and warmer weekend on the way. temperatures temperatures from the mid-50s in the north bay to the mid-60s in the south bay and the east bay. we'll stay in the 50s in the south bay but drop into the 30s and 40s with clearing conditions in the north bay. the seven-day forecast, every single storm is a time for a spring break in mexico. and a dust devil? look at that. that dust devil right in front of the ruins. and the guy runs right into it. >> that says spring. >> holding onto his hat though. >> that says spring, definitely. >> thank you, ginger, we'll be right back. ng, definitely. >> thank you, ginger, we'll be right back. holding his hat. >> thank you rg ginger. we'll be right back.
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jackpot in u.s. history. >> you guys buying t some. >> i'll get mine. i'll tell you that right now. and that man you see right there, rob gronkowski, aka gronk, he's officially retired from professional football after nine seasons with the patriots. the 29-year-old, three-time super bowl champ made the announcement on instagram on sunday saying, quote, cheers to the past for the incredible memories and a huge cheers to the uncertain of what's next. a great player. a great guy. wish him the best. i love when a guy doesn't stay too long. he stays until he's done. he said, that's enough for me. >> he's had a lot of injuries. >> he's had a lot of injuries but he's had, in my opinion, a hall of fame-type career as well. >> he's been real careful with his money, too. >> and he's 29. a lot of chapters left to be written. now to that cruise ship scare. hundreds of people air-lifted to safety after engine failure and massive waves stranded the ship off the coast of norway for
nearly 24 hours. we're now hearing from some of those passengers this morning? h rough weather. one passenger saying the winds felt like a tornado. it was a horrifying scene on the high seas. furniture sliding. parts of the ceiling crashing down. >> it's very frightening because you lose all sense of control and ability to save yourself. >> reporter: more than 1300 passengers and crew on board the luxury "viking sky" cruise ship when the 47,000-ton vessel hit rough weather and experienced
an engine failure, all while traveling down the west coast of norway saturday. the 40-degree seawater soon flooding in. >> water came bursting through that door. we have water all over the ground. >> reporter: 43-mile-per-hour winds and 26-foot waves slamming the cruise liner, pushing it just about a football field's distance from running aground. a mayday call sending five rescue helicopters scrambling. a helmet cam attached to one of the rescuers capturing the dramatic moments as passengers were clipped in and hoisted to safety. many spending the night in lifejackets. some sleeping in stairways awaiting their turn. >> 4:30 a.m. we're still on the boat. still waiting to get up on the helicopter to get out. >> reporter: nearly 500, including the injured, elderly, and disabled, eventually air-lifted off the ship. among them, david hernandez and husband ryan who were vacationing with david's family and older parents. >> mom and matthew are first. pedro and my dad are second. ryan and me are third. >> reporter: all of them making it safely on board the
helicopter. this comes just four weeks after a massive gust of wind rocked a norwegian ship. the nearly 900 remaining passengers and crew members on board for this latest incident arriving safely on dry land sunday to cheers. oh, i would be cheering, too. about 20 people on board the cruise ship did sustain injuries. and of course, many on board were understandably traumatized by the ordeal. viking says it has cancelled the ship's next scheduled trip. the cause of that engine failure is still unknown but that weather was certainly wicked and wild, robin. >> it sure was. okay, amy, thank you. david hernandez, who we just saw being rescued in amy's piece, joins us from norway. david, thank you so much. we know you and your family, including your 83-year-old father-in-law were all airlifted. how is everybody doing this morning, david? >> it's incredibly good to be able to talk to you, robin. we are okay.
we are trying to normalize. it's obviously been a traumatic experience for all of us. >> that's understandable. so, what was the first time -- when did you first realize that something was wrong, david? >> we were sitting at lunch. this was about 15, 20 minutes before the general alarm was sounded. and the seas were really bad. and they were only getting worse. and, when we started sliding around the dining room and windows were flying open and glass is breaking, that's when we knew that this was serious eg was going to tn out well. >> did you fear at any point that the ship would capsize? >> um, i went down to deck one lunch, and we lost power for a period of time. we were comforting someone that got separated from his family. and we were trying to talk positively to him.
but there were a few times that i was not 100% sure we were going to stay upright. it was terrifying. >> my goodness. you and your husband and family, you saw some people being injured? >> yes. so, my husband saw it directly. we were in our muster station in the restaurant. and we got hit by a huge wave. and a door that led to the outside deck into the restaurant that was closed blew off of its hinges and the water that you probably saw in some of the videos that came in, that came in from there. so, our muster station which should be safe, was flooded with the seawater. >> were you getting the help tm officials there on the boat and >> i will tell you the crew aboard this vessel was amazing to us. they remained calm. they kept everyone else calm. they made sure that we had water
and food. i -- i cannot say enough about the people that kept us calm and kept us as calm as we could be. and then the norwegian coast guard, the norwegian red cross, the people here involved, i don't have words to say how amazing they have been. >> we love hearing that. and finally, when you realized everyone was going to be safe with your family, what was that feeling like when you knew you were going to be okay finally? >> um, you know -- i -- i, robin, it -- it was an amazing relief, i think, when we were in our harness to get lifted off the ship and into the helicopter. that is -- that is when we were first able to breathe and really feel safe, like it was a weight that was lifted off of all of us. >> oh, my goodness. thank you so much, david hernandez. glad that you, your father-in-law, everyone is doing
well. and we really appreciate you spending a little time with us. safe journey home. >> thank you, robin. >> michael. >> thank you, robin. we're going to turn now to the new developments in the college admission scandal. this morning, a dozen coaches and key defendants are facing a judge, accused of helping kids cheat their way into school. abc's linsey davis is outside the courthouse in boston with the latest. good morning, linsey. >> reporter: good morning to you, michael. yes, a dozen defendants, six of them coaches, are expected to appear inside this boston courthouse later on this afternoon. among those charged, associates of rick singer, the alleged ring leader, along with test administrators, usc's former athletics director and three former usc coaches. prosecutors say that singer raked in $25 million from wealthy parents by to help their
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we're back now with patriots' owner robert kraft as he prepares to attend the nfl owners' meeting today. he's speaking for the first time since being charged with soliciting prostitution. paula faris has the details. >> reporter: robert kraft, one of the nfl's most recognizable figures and the new england patriots owner, apologizing. it's the billionaire's first response since pleading not guilty to two misdemeanor counts of soliciting prostitution. i am truly sorry, he wrote in a statement. i know i have hurt and disappointed my family, my close friends, my co-workers, our fans, and many others who rightly hold me to a higher standard. the 77-year-old's statement stopped short of admitting any wrongdoing after authorities say he received sexual favors twice in a 24-hour period at a day spa in florida, which is now the
focus of a human trafficking investigation. >> this not about lonely old men or victimless crimes. this is about enabling a network of criminals to traffic women into our country for forced labor and sex. >> reporter: this week, kraft and more than a dozen other defendants filed a protective order that would prevent surveillance video that police say shows the acts from going public. in a statement, kraft emphasizing his respect for women including his late wife, myra, who died in 2011. "i have extraordinary respect for women. my morals and my soul were shaped by the most wonderful woman, the love of my life, who i was blessed to have as my partner for 50 years." at the nfl owners' meetings this week, kraft likely to face roger goodell, who could discipline him. shortly after he was charged, the nfl saying, we are seeking a full understanding of the facts,
while ensuring that we do not interfere with an ongoing law enforcement investigation. the nfl could try to make an example out of kraft. as for those tapes, the sheriff who led this months-long investigation says they'll probably get released. there is no legal reason to seal them from public view. but once the case is closed, he plans to follow florida's open records law. he calls the videos graphic and pretty ugly. >> and we'll wait to see what the owners' meeting -- what comes of that meeting this week. >> to be determined. couple days this week. >> thank you, paula. coming up, that march madness shocker. the win that almost wasn't. it is our "play of the day." it is our "play of the day." no matter how much you clean, does your house still smell stuffy? that's because your home is filled with soft surfaces that trap odors and release them back into the room. so, try febreze fabric refresher. febreze finds odors trapped in fabrics and cleans them away as it dries. use febreze every time you tidy up to keep your whole house smelling fresh air clean.
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♪ you're staying alive staying alive ♪ this is the perfect song. we're back now with our "play of the day," that march madness nail-biter. duke -- stop biting your nails. duke versus ucf. the game's over. it came down to the wire. t.j. is here with the drama. >> "the play of the day" is really the heartbreak of the night for the ucf knights. these kids went head-to-head and they came this close. let me show you. you know about zion williamson. duke, the overall number one. but ucf has a 7'6" kid, the tallest, he's a prospect as well. >> he didn't have to jump. >> down one, and he can tie it up. and look what happens. ucf doesn't box out.
r.j. barrett puts it in. duke up by one. here's the last play. let's go to it. b.j. taylor has a look at it. there it goes. it gets that close. >> that close. >> it's that close. listen to the coach address his team afterwards. ucf. >> we always said you can win two ways when we invest like we invest. we're going to end celebrating or in crying. we end in tears. that's because we invested as i said before so much in each other and so much in what we were doing. we're proud of you guys. we're proud of the effort and the energy you gave us all year long. >> celebration or tears. you can hear them sobbing the whole time. that's what march is all about right there, guys. >> his son plays on the team. >> he missed the tip. he's the one that missed the tip. >> he spent a lot of time with duke. he has a great relationship with that program as well. >> and coach k., how he came over and hugging him. and the women's round of 16 will be determined tonight on espn. coming up, julia louis-dreyfus is here live. it's "veep" week. julia
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hi, good morning. i'm jessica castro from abc 7 mornings. meteorologist mike nicco has our forecast. >> all right, jessica. thank you very much. here's some sprinkles developing across the heart of the bay, but the steady rain has made it far south as peteluma. it's mainly going to stay in the north bay. for the rest of us, waves of showers, light to moderate, for the afternoon and evening hours. this storm is a one today. also tomorrow, wednesday, and again thursday. sue? >> we'll take a look outside. we do have some slow and go traffic on our traffic maps. better news, though, in the san jose area. we had an earlier sig alert northbound 17 near hamilton. all those lanes have reopened, but slow traffic remains beyond highway 85. >> sue, thank you. coming up, new recommendations on sugary drinks and kids, how
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. overnight, the reaction right now to the mueller report. president trump vindication after special counsel robert mueller finds no one in his campaign conspired with russia, according to a summary. the report stopped short of clearing the president on obstruction. the abc news team has the latest here and in washington. new this morning, the brand-new sugar guidelines for your kids. how certain drinks with increase the risk of serious health problems. royal revelation. prince harry revealing what happened right before his father walked meghan down the aisle. >> all four of us. he's going to be there for us. >> why prince chars is telling the future parents to soldier
on. ♪ girls just wanna have fun you'll never guess what happened when j-law and adele walked into a bar. the stars shocking fans. the epic photo this is morning. ♪ i got a new attitude julia louis-dreyfus is here live. kicking off our "veep" week. >> i know whant i want to say. >> this morning, the beloved ablgt resz opening up for the first time on morning television about her courageous battle with breast cancer. and secrets from the set. and she's here live on "gma." >> good morning, america. i'm coming to ya. she's coming to ya. we can not wait for her to get here. good morning, america. thank you for being was on this monday morning. yes, julia lose dreyfus is going the kick off "veep" week.
to kick off the show's final season. one of my favorite shows. >> look at this from "entertainment weekly." we're going miss those two. we're happy that all your favorite cast members will be here this week. >> all week long. news right now. including the latest reaction from the mueller report and the conclusion of no trump conspiracy with russia. president trump called it a complete exoneration. that's not what the special counsel wrote. the attorney general stepped in to conclude that the president did not obstruct just sis. cecilia vega if washington with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: george, good moin . despite the obstruction finding, the president and allies are celebrating this as the biggest win of this administration to date. as we head into the race for 2020, they're calling it a chance for president trump to reset. president trump landing back at
white house, taking another vickory lap before the cameras. >> is the greatest place on earth. >> reporter: aides say the president is happy and in great mood. he's also defiant. >> it was just announced there was though collusion with russia. the most ridiculous thing i've ever heard. there was no collusion with russia. >> reporter: attorney general william barr concluding the special couple found in evidence that the trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 u.s. presidential election. but on obstruction, robert mueller stopped short of clearing president trump. saying while this report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him. the a.g., however, essentially did. saying mueller's team lacked sufficient evidence to establish the president obstructed just e justice. for president trump, it's personal. >> it was a complete and total
exoneration. >> reporter: and he's now threat. ing an investigation into the investigation. >> it began illegally. and hopefully, somebody's going to look at the orr pseudo. this was an you will lookle takedown that failed. >> reporter: now, mueller may be done. but the political battle on this one is just getting started. democrats want to see the full report. you'll remember just a couple of days ago, president trump said americans should see it. but this morning, press secretary sarah sanders says the president will not declassify the report. he's leaving it up to the a.g. barr's made it clear, that's not happening. >> let's bring in dan abe rams for more. there's a tension between what special counsel robert mueller wrote and what the attorney general concluded. that creates an opening for the democrats. >> correct. we know that mueller listed all the reasons why there may be obstruction here and then
arguments against it. it seems he added details that were not public. so there's every reason for the public, for the congress, to want to see exactly what were those reasons. because, remember, as a legal matter for the attorney general, barr, to come in and say, i do not think as a legal matter there's obstruction is not sur prying since he's written a memo awhile back that base you cannily said he didn't think the president could obstruct jus sis. soy think it's important, still, that the mueller report be made public. >> the president is saying not only case closed but it's time to investigate the investigators. >> yeah, i mean, look. it's case closed on the key question of rush yap conspiracy, collusion, he's right about that. this idea of investigating the investigator investigators. look, there's been an inspector general report on the hillary clinton investigation. a report on how the fbi conducted its business. the a.g. is currently investigating how fisa was used in this case.
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[ cheers and applause ] the academy. we're going to tell you about the disney academy coming up. they look fantastic. can't wait for you the hear about them. this wonderful audience that we have this monday morning. [ cheers and applause ] kicking off a new week. and tomorrow, we're kicking off our march madness fitness series. we have new ways to get in shape. i love how we're all looking at each other like, really? >> yeah. >> can i just have a moment. i just looked out. wendy, the big sister of one of my best friends. she was that cool older sibling when we were in high school. you never made us feel like little dweebs, which we were.
i looked out. i was like, oh, my good ps. >> that's awesome. hi shlg wendy. >> and lara spencer with "pop news." >> yes. thank you, fad to see you guy. hello, everybody. time for "pop news." we begin with jordan peele's terrifying followup to "get out." the box office numbers anything but scary. "us" opening to a stunning $70.3 million. making it the biggest original horror movie of all time. the biggest launch for an original r-rated film. beating out "ted." the movie centering on a family being terrorized by mysterious intruders that look just like them. i've heard it's so scary. >> it sold out everywhere. >> scary with a message. he says, sichly put, peele is a
genius. apparently, you, the box office, agrees. even rotten tomatoes loving it. giving it a rare 94% fresh rating. >> wow. >> i am dieing to see it. and i'm terrified to see it. all at the same time. also in "pop news" prince harry and meghan and the support they is received there prince charles. during the shooting of a new documentary charles at 70, the director learned what a steady rock the prince has been to the couple. drawing on his own lessons learned while married to princess diana. harry has been so so grateful. citing the special moment apt his wedding when charles stped in to walk meghan down the aisle. >> i asked him to. i think he knew it was coming. he said, yes, of course. i'll do whatever meghan needs.
i'm here to support you. for him, it's a fantastic opportunity to step up and be that support. he's our father. he's going to be there for us. >> stepping up for his sons. you can see more in "charles at 70" on pbs. and yeah. give it up. give it up. charles. finally, this is a fun one. it was girls' night out for an unlikely duo. rev lers at the new york bar pieces spotted these two enjoying the show. jennifer lawrence and adele, besties. the oscar-winner and the grammy-winner. they're having cocktails and a laugh. the show's host, a drag queen called britta filter. when asked her occupation, she said, quote, she's a stay-at-home mum.
jennifer lawrence was made up by a drag queen. love a girls' night out. [ applause ] >> br iritt args filter. how clever. >> to ginger. >> how about we do this. this is your "gma" moment. we fly a lot. you're at the airport, you get a delay. you're going, oh, not a five-hour delay. somebody b made my week last week. let me introduce you to ed that mcallister. ♪ this morning when i rose, yeah, i didn't have no doubt oh this morning when i rose ♪ ♪ yeah i didn't have no doubt ♪ i know the lord >> she was just singing that way. she was bringing such high spirits to everyone who had such stink faces. behind the camera, you have a bunch of people really unhappy.
good monday morning. i'm abc 7 news meteorologist mike nicco. increasing breezes and light to moderate rain moving from the north bay through the south bay today. chance of rain through at least thursday and a drier and warmer weekend on the way. temperatures temperatures from the mid-50s in the north bay to the mid-60s in the south bay and the east bay. we'll stay in the 50s in the south bay but drop into the 30s and 40s with clearing conditions in the north bay. the seven-day forecast, every single storm is a [ cheers and applause ] the gstitav waitg for allg. wonderful to have is 1-time aw louis-dreyfus is here. this is going the be a fun week. "veep" week. >> i can't believe we're doing
that. so cool. >> we appreciate that. >> we appreciate that. >> so thankful that you want to sit down and have a little chat. when you won the emmy in 2017 for "vehicle." right after that, you stunned us with your announcement of breast cancer. >> yes. i was stunned. >> i'm sure you r were. >> yeah. i am. i'm completely back. >> you are. you know -- it's not -- people don't -- it's not easy to go public. in some ways, you don't have a choice. but still. but -- what was it for you? you posted so much. you helped a lot of people. >> that was sort of the good thing that came out of this experience. because, frankly, i would never have sort of made this public. journey. but i kind of had to given the circumstances. because our show had to shut down and hundreds of people work on our show and so on and so forth. it shut down for a period of time. there was a huge benefit to that. as you say. i got a lot of -- i don't know.
i think i reached a t of people. i was able to -- raise a lot of money for -- for women who have had mastectomies who need reconstruction but insurance doesn't cover that. i was happy to be able to do that. and i don't know. the outpouring of support was quite overwhelming. and very, very bouoying to me. >> i should talk about it. i'll help others. you're in one in return, all the goodwill. knowi ining people from all wals of life are lifting you up. >> it sounds kind of corny. there is something about after you have walked through something like this, deawhich i such a crisis, to help someone who is going through it is very, sort of, comforting to yourself in a weird way. i mean, it really is -- um --
something that i'm happy to do. it gives me a lot of energy and a good feeling. >> because your initial post was so good. you said, the good news is that i have the most glorious group of supportive family. fantastic insurance. the bad news is that not all women are so lucky. it's great you have been able to have that discussion. >> i think universal health care is a must. and i'm horrified at the idea that people who might be -- enduring this kind of -- huge crisis and it's terrifying to get a diagnosis like this. and if you don't have insurance or means, what do you do? and that should be a fundamental right. like drinking water. >>ky just say -- your posts really helped. your sons. your husband. the posts they put out flp laughter is the best medicine in
a lot of ways. >> it ctais. >> how was that so helpful to you? >> my children were incredible. so -- you know -- they really held me up. >> look at them. >> i know. they're so -- but -- um -- i love that you posted that picture. but -- >> i hate when that happens. >> he's 6'5". that's part of the problem. but, what i was going to say was people that i work with were posting. after my boys sort of did this song and -- which made me, of course, cry, and feel good at the same time. then people at work, from "veep" started doing the same thing. so it was very -- it -- helped me get through chemotherapy in a big way. >> the laft e, i know.erious th. you gotta find some lightness in it. thed, oh, my gosh, your cast
mates. hysterical. how they gt you through that. >> i know. it was amazing. >> it was amazing. you're going to come back in a little bit. the last season, really? selina? >> yes, i'm sorry. it was a creative decision. it was a creative decision. we got one more season of stories to tell. and if we stretch this out longer, i feel like the work will suffer. and so -- but i'm very excited about this season. i have to tell you. i'm really -- i think people are going to dig it. >> oh, really. so you always set the bar so high. like my daddy said, always leave people wanting more. >> yeah. >> that's what you're doing. >> yes. >> you'll come back. we'll have a big discussion about the final season. thank you. >> thank you. she's so happy. down the michael. we want more. she has to come back, robin.
and now we're going to the "gma" health alert. the urgent new recommendations that are just out from the top health organizations about kids and sugary drinks and how they can increase the risks of some serious health problem. d. jennifer ashton joins us in a moment. first, let's look at the sweeping changes health care group are calling for. overnight, the american academy of pediatrics in partnership with the american heart association recommending new policies to help reduce kids' consumption of shurgery drinks. including price increasing and limits on marketing to children. >> the typical child consumes about 30 gallons of sugary drinks per year. this the largest source of added sugar in a child's diet. >> reporter: children and teens are currently consuming 17% of their calories from added sugar ps. half from sports drink,
fruit-flavored drinks and sodas. >> tefd is becoming stronger and stronger that health defties have gotten worse. type 2 diabetes. fatly liver disease. tooth decay. >> reporter: drinks like water and milk should be the norm for kids. in a statement to abc news, the american beverage association says that they quote are supporting marnt who is want less sugar in their kids' diets by creating more drinks than ever before with less or no sugar. as well as smaller portion sizes. and by making water, milk, and so on% juice default beverages of restaurants serving children's meals. as we drive toward a goal of reducing beverage calories consume by 20% by 2025. dr. kep for ashton yo toton joi.
>> this is what it looks like. about on gallons of added sugar consume in the course of sugary beverages per year. there's a powerful negative associated risk between too much sugar in this age group, starts with poor dentician. an addictive response in the brain. the more sugar they condition sum, the more that area of the brain lights up, the more it makes you want to consume. literally, no different than a drug. >> all benches that contain sugar, are they all bad? >> not exactly. the high school bio crehemistry. our cells run on glucose. this study was about added sugar. added to things like coffees,
taes, sports beverages, energy drinks. if it's coming in fresh orange juice, that's okay. >> what are the alternatives. >> this is the best. water and milk for children under the age of 18. in terms of practical tips. these are not official. these are my mom gid. number one, if you're trying to taper your kid off. five day two day. during the week. nothing on the week end. a little. you can dilute juice just a little bit so their tastes can get used to it. and all these other things. really, really important. make the move. >> i drank a lot of milk. look what happened to me. coming up, much more with julia louis dry fis. live. thank you, doc.
and good morning. it's breaking news this morning from san francisco where a body has been discovered near the site of a landslide that claimed the life of a young woman last month. her remains were never recovered. firefighters and the national park service are at the scene right now. authorities have called for the medical examiner's officer to respond. as soon as we have more details, we'll bring them to you. right now we're going to look at traffic. >> slow and go towards the bay bridge as you make your way on 80 eastbound. just crawling along there. once you get to the toll plaza, not so bad. look at that. we still have just a minor backup. there was a stall on the flyover as you make your way towards the bay bridge, but that has also been cleared. >> thanks,
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hey, good morning. still tracking the light rain across the north bay. this is where it's going to stay for the better part of the morning hours. a sprinkle is possible outside of that area. let me show you future radar from 9:00 to noon. you can see it's mainly across the north bay and tapers from light to a few isolated showers into the evening commute. a chance of rain through at least thursday. reggie? >> mike, thank you. another abc 7 news update in about 30 minutes and always on our news app and abc7news.com.
always join us every morning from 4:30 to 7:00. until then, here's "gma." [ cheers and applause ] did you see that fumble by michael strahan? a fumble right there, the pen. >> george? george is going to get my pen for me. oh. [ applause ] >> teamwork. makes the dream work. >> i almost got emotional with that. we got to say, welcome back to the show, everybody. it's "veep" week. the hilarious hbo comedy is about to begin its final season. we're talking to the cast all week long. what better way to kick it off than with the woman at the center of it all. please welcome back to the show, julia louis-dreyfus. [ cheers and applause ] >> so good to see you. hi, michael.
>> hello, beautiful. >> thank you. >> i know. how have you been? >> it's been so long. [ cheers and applause ] >> hello. >> guys. >> feel the love. feel the love. >> i feel the love. do i go, like, here? >> there you go. >> right down the middle. wherever you want to go. you talk about feeling the love, 11 emmys. how about that? that's some love. >> how about it. >> and let me follow that by saying, so far. so far. and plus, you were awarded the mark twain prize for comedy. >> yeah. >> and you were just on the cover of "time" magazine. >> yes. >> woof. and the headline for the article in "time" said julia louis-dreyfus knew she was good. she fought to make sure the world did, too. >> wow. >> well. >> how hard was the fight?
that's the question. >> well, you know, i mean -- it's been -- actually, i wouldn't say it was a fight. i mean, that -- i think maybe they're trying to sell magazines. but -- i -- no offense. i think it's all fabuls. lucky enough to get work in this business for awhile now. and, um -- i will say that -- producing my own material has been, you know, something that i've fought for, i suppose. with a smile on my face, but i did push for that. and, happily, i prevailed and that's been a great addition to my life sort of from a creative point of view. you know what i mean? >> yeah. >> i watch "old christine" on tvland on the weekends. there's so much to the whole body of work. but sunday, the final season of "veep." >> yes.
>> okay, but you all have already completed it. >> yes. >> how emotional was that? >> i got to tell you guys something. he final episode, i walked in, we have something called a table read. you know, where everybody sits around the table, you read the script. this is before you even rehear i walked in, saw tim simons, who plays jonah ryan on "veep," this huge, tall man bawling like a baby. and i -- that was it. i was slayed. the rest of the week was just nothing but tears. happy tears, but tears. because we're a very, very close-knit group of people, really, truly. and it was a -- you know, for instance, each day, certain characters would sort of wrap out their season and finish. and what would happen is, everybody came to set. so the set was packed with over 100 people every single
day to give a hug to, you know, whoever it happened to be. you know, and -- and, it was just -- it was -- absolutely bittersweet. but very sweet. >> good. >> selina meyer has been through a lot in the seven seasons. vice president. then president. >> yes. >> loses. now running -- >> citizen. >> citizen for awhile, yes. >> yes. >> what would season seven selina meyer tell season one selina meyer to be ready for? >> hmm. >> deep. >> she might tell her to get more botox. [ laughter ] [ applause ] but -- um -- i think she would tell her to keep pounding away at it. selina meyer is a woman who ism.
and is incredibly narcissistic as a person. and really undeveloped as a person, frankly. and i think that she would tell her to just keep -- keep fighting. and -- do it. and get it done. she -- she wants to be president. >> and she's running. >> desperately. >> you want to see a little bit? >> you guys want to see a little bit of season seven? [ applause ] >> why would you want to be president? >> to give it to you, of course. >> oh, that's good. i know what i want to say but i can't find the words. >> what if you talk and i type? how about that? you just say it out loud, i'll type it. >> okay, yeah, let's try that. well, from the time i was a girl -- >> from the time i was a pretty girl. >> no, not pretty girl. from the time i was a girl. >> oh, but you're so pretty. ryf os r>> know,eally. all play off of each other --
>> believe me, i know. >> he was saying how you kind of made him a scapegoat in breaking scenes, like he was the one who would break scenes. >> totally. >> but he said it was actually you. actually you. >> okay, well, maybe he's right. but -- tony -- you know, the relationship that the two of us have on the show is that he is like this close to me all the time. so you can imagine how hard it is to keep it together under those circumstances. and so there's kind of this, you know, every sort of -- little noise i make or he makes, we hear. and so it's sort of impossible to -- to not crack up all the time. and we do. but he's a joy to work with and one -- certainly somebody i'm going to miss beyond. >> i would love to see the outtakes. the outtakes have to be hysteric hysterical.
>> the outtakes are hysterical and very unprofessional, i might add. >> we know tony will be here tomorrow. but also, tim simons and matt walsh are going to be with him also. >> yeah. >> so wey a little game with you, a really quick game. it's called "that's the ticket." who would be the president, the vice president, and the campaign manager out of those three? president, vice president and campaign manager out of the three. you got tony, tim and matt. >> first of all, i'm going to tell you something. you're all screwed. [ laughter ] >> that's not what we expected. >> that's good. >> um, do i actually have to answer? okay. i'm going to say that -- perhaps -- perhaps matt walsh should be president. >> okay. >> perhaps tony should be vice president. and tim should be campaign manager. >> there you have it. [ applause ]
>> and one more quick thing. selina has written a book. >> yes. selina meyer has written a book. >> what would she say to the audience to promote it to get them to read the book? >> if she were on "gma." >> she's very proud of the book that she's written. [ laughter ] and -- she would encourage you -- >> twice. >> and she would encourage everybody here today to please go on to amazon and order them as gifts. it's not christmas time but buy christmas gifts for people. and, in fact, you can do that. it's on amazon right now. it's called "a woman first: first woman" if i remember correctly. it's such a stupid title i can't quite remember it myself. but it is, in fact, written by -- >> you really can. >> you really can.
we're back now with golden globe-winner keri russell who is making her broadway debut in the revival of "burn this." it's a play about an unlikely l romance that is so volatile that according to "the new york times," if you tried to match them on tinder, your phone might explode. thank you for being here. a big congratulations are in order. this is your broadway debut. it's also your "gma" debut. i can't believe you have never been here. >> i know. [ applause ] >> we have a few gifts for you for your debut. these guys are going to bring them out. >> cool. >> you're going to need this. oh, here it is right here. a "gma" coffee mug for this early in the morning. and then on your days when you miss us, put that pin right on yourself. >> i'll wear this in the play.
>> exactly. >> they'll be very happy with it. >> they'll be very happy with it. after years of television under your belt and a lot of great shows that we love, this is your first broadway show. >> it is. >> what convinced you to go to broadway? >> um, oh gosh. my guy, matthew, you know, is well-steeped in the theater. and, i think i was just around it so much with him. and he -- i got the opportunity to do the reading. he said, go, go do the reading. and in my mind, i sort of thought that he convinced me to do it. then i told him recently, you told me to do it. he said, i didn't tell you to do it. he's like, you're going to be so tired. but, yeah. i just -- the opportunity came about and all the pieces were right. all the ingredients were right. the play interested me. adam driver is an actor who i've known. and i know him socially, as well. he just has kind of a sensitivity that interested me. and all the pieces were together.
and it ps . >> and when you say your guy, matthew rhys, your husband who is an actor on broadway as well. speaking of adam driver, the chemistry is just so natural. did you have to do anything to work on that? >> well, i don't know what you would do to work on it. but -- you know -- it's really -- that's sort of in the play. it's a really unusual meeting for two people. it's a very intimate meeting. they're both grieving. and i think you just fast forward a relationship. you could have that experience with a complete stranger. you meet people sometimes in extraordinary circumstances and it brings you intimately closer quicker, i suppose. >> closer and quicker. you're doing that. you worked together, too, "star wars 9." >> that's true. >> "star wars episode 9." >> so cool. >> so i got a question. okay, you played a spy for six
years. he played the grandson of darth vader. who is better at keeping a secret? >> i feel like i would keep the secret just to not get in trouble. then he would keep it because he likes to keep secrets. i don't know. i don't know. i will say, it's so cool. >> it's so cool. >> it is so cool. >> but your son is 11. >> yeah. >> does he think it's cool? >> i have done this job since he was born. there is not a thing i have done that he -- that interests him. he's sort of like, yeah, that's what you do. but this, he thinks is cool. he's like, that is cool that you're doing it. i'm like, thank you! thank you! >> finally. >> i am cool. [ applause ] >> what is cool is your performance in "burn this." we have to say, performances of "burn this" are under way at broadway's hudson theater. that's right. their opening night is tuesday april 16th. eight shows a week. you're going to knock it out of
the box. there we go. keri, thank you so much. over to you, ginger. so good. thank you, michael. so good to feel a little bit of spring too. how about we go to texas where a couple of places are blooming late. good morning. i'm abc 7 news meteorologist mike nicco. after a dry weekend, the wet weather is back, and it increases this afternoon. in fact, we have a chance of getting wet all the way through thursday, but a dry and warararr >> i love you. we're talking about potty training. sara is here with what is coming up this afternoon on "strahan & sara." >> we have carla cooking up chicken and showing us how to
[ applause ] we're back now to talk about the disney dreamers academy. every year, 100 students with big dreams are selected to come to walt disney world for a transformational experience. adrienne bankert was there as a panel moderator. and i know you loved it. >> i loved it. some of the kids are right behind us. hey, dreamers, how are you doing? it was such an honor to be part of this program. disney has invested in helping guide the next generation of visionaries. these teens are given all the right tools, how to dress for success, real time coaching and more all in the place where dreams come true. 100 outstanding high school students are selected from around the country for their chance to dream big.
they're part of the disney dreamers academy. four days of mentoring, goal-setting, and confidence-building, and mingling with artists like "black panther" costume designer ruth e. carter. >> the dreamers allowed me to pitch to a bunch of ceos. i get to work with "essence," a company i have always wanted the "essence" magazine entrepreneurship award and an internship with food network, chef jeff. >> what change do you see over the past four days? >> i have seen a huge transformation. each night when she came home she was more confident. she was on fire to do the next thing. she made the statement, she didn't need sleep. she would sleep when she left. >> reporter: alyse took a workshop with one of disney's top roller coaster innovators. >> that a black woman is doing it and doing the work is very exciting for me to watch. it's already impacted me in such a profound way and seeing a person who looks like me doing it is so amazing and special. >> you all turned out to be one of the top classes. >> reporter: steve harvey partnered with "essence" and disney to develop the program 13
years ago. >> what impacts you the most? >> to see somebody wanting to get it right. i get motivated when i see somebody wanting to get it right. richardson. >> reporter: anthony richardson is this year's dreamer of the year will fly to l.a. for a recording session with ne-yo. >> hopefully, this will open up the flood gates of artistry that i've been dreaming about my entire life. >> how are you feeling? >> i'm so beyond elated. and i'm so proud. >> reporter: for these families, it's the culmination of a powerful and hope-filled week that proves that dreams really do come true. us [ applause ] yes, they do. you see yourself in the faces of these kids and these families. one thing that makes the program so effective, the students' parents also go through workshops so the family comes out dreaming. jasmine's mom met with other moms.
they set new goal. it's an amazing program. so thankful to be a part of it. >> thank you so much for sharing that with us. right now, tracey powell, the executive champion for disney dreamers academy is with us. >> thank you for having us. >> so inspirational. talk to me about the motivation for this incredible mentorship program. >> absolutely. well, first of all, the disney company is committed to giving back in the community in multiple ways. at walt disney world, the disney dreamers academy is one way to be able to do it. the company was built on a dream, encouraging dreams. what better way than to have 100 high school students come down and pursue those dreams. we have had 1200 students come through the academy. we keep up with many of them. many have gone through college, graduated and started their own businesses. many high school students and college students have created nonprofits and they're giving back. it's all about paying forward. >> that's right. paying forward.guys, you don't
the doors that are being opened right here, right now. thank you to the dis we are the bobcat belles. we are a drill team from hallsville, texas. i'm the marketing director at the chick-fil-a in longview, texas. every year we do a novelty routine last year we were inflatable cows. some lady posted it online - got so many views. that made the video, the cow suits. the morning we were leaving for our nationals competition we surprised them and sent them off with a chick-fil-a cow. we were star-struck. we just wanted to let them know we love them. we knew we had to make this cow proud.
good morning. i'm reggie aqui from abc 7 mornings. here's mike nicco with a look at your forecast. >> we'll start with live doppler 7. some light rain starting to move into marin can want. this is just a precursor to the steadier rain that's been to the north all morning. this will eventually slide to the south. it kind of falls apart. we'll all get a chance of light to moderate showers, decreasing in intensity during the oveveni hour. more chances of rain through thursday. >> metering lights at the bay bridge turned off. very light for this monday morning. enjoy that because at the richmond san rafael bridge, a sig alert issued for emergecy pothole repair. midspan on the san rafael bridge not good. >> time now for "live with kelly and r see you again at 11:00 a.m. for midday li midday live. you can always find us on our
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