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>> allen and i are back in 30 minutes. captioning sponsored by cbs >> glor: on the cbs evening news this thursday, an investigation finds james comey was i.subordinate and one f.b.i. agent vowed to stop president trump from being elected. also, a look inside a former t lmart now housing hundreds of migrant children. but first, today's headlines in 60 seconds. >> the justice department's inspector general blasting james comey for how he handled the hillary clinton email investigation. >> i take this report very seriously. >> a tornado with 130-mile-per- -pur winds blasted through the small pennsylvania town, shredding this u-haul center. >> several wildfires are burning across the west, forcing thousands out of their homes. >> the new york attorney general now suing the trump foundation... >> ...alleging extensive and
persistent violations of state and federal law. >> we're just off the coast of southern california, where an elite coast guard team is about to board this boat. it's a training mission with a mock chemical weapon. >> cbs news has learned that white house press secretary sarah huckabee sanders plans to step down by the end of the n ar. >> i think cbs got a little ahead of their skis. >> meghan markle is joining queen elizabeth on a full day of appearances, their first one-on- one outing. >> and happy birthday to president trump. >> the commander in chief turned 72 today. >> i don't think he looks a day >>er 35. >> and nothing says happy birthday like cake, ice cream, and a 500-page inspector general's report. >> glor: this is our western edition. good evening. we're going to begin tonight with the investigation of an investigation. the inspector general of the justice department has issued a long-awaited report of the f.b.i.'s handling of the clinton email investigation. it is very critical of former
director james comey, saying he was insubordinate for not telling his bosses he would make a public announcement he was not recommending charges against clinton. it also said some f.b.i. agents showed anti-trump bias, but that bias did not affect the case. it is a lot to unwrap. here's the reaction today from the current f.b.i. director chris wray. >> we need to hold ourselves accountable for the choices we make and the work we do. >> glor: that was christopher wray a short time ago. paula reid has more of what's in the report and the reaction. >> reporter: the report criticizes former f.b.i. director james comey for being insubordinate in bypassing his boss, attorney general loretta lynch, in his handling of the hillary clinton email investigation, but concludes that the clinton investigation was not tainted by political bias. >> we cannot find a case that would support bringing criminal charges on these facts. >> reporter: the report says, "we find i comey engaged in his own
subjective, ad hoc decision making," and concludes that while comey was not politically biased his decision making negatively impacted the f.b.i. department of justice as fair administrators of justice. comey told "cbs this morning," he faced an impossible choice after new clinton emails were discovered on a laptop belonging to anthony weiner. comey informed congress of the new evidence, which leaked out days before the 2016 election. >> there were no good options. >> reporter: the inspector general rejected this characterization as a "false dichotomy," and said, "the two doors were actually labeled 'follow policy and practice' and 'depart from policy and practice'." comey declined to comment today when approached in minneapolis. >> ( laughs ) no, i'm not going to say anything. >> reporter: the report also suggests f.b.i. agent peter strzok, who led both the clinton and russia investigations, may have acted improperly. during its investigation, the inspector general uncovered text
messages strzok exchanged with top f.b.i. lawyer lisa page. in august 2016, page texted strzok asking, "he, trump, is not ever going to become president, right? right?" struck replied, "no, no, he won't. we'll stop it." late this afternoon the current f.b.i. director christopher wray reacted to the inspector general's report. >> the report does identify errors of judgment, violations of or even disregard for policy, and decisions that at the very least-- with the benefit of hindsight-- were not the best choices. >> reporter: comey tweeted today that he believes the report was reasonable, even if he didn't agree all of its conclusion. now former secretary of state hillary clinton also weighed in on the report. the report found that comey sometimes used personal email to conduct official f.b.i. business. in response to that clinton sarcastically tweeted, "but my emails." jeff.
>> glor: we are joined now by "face the nation" moderator nation" moderator margaret brennan. itrgaret, there is a lot here. eiat's the political fallout? an reporter: well, neither republicans nor democrats can claim total vindication, because the current f.b.i. director chris wray said there is no evidence of political bias that biuld have hindered the investigation into hillary clinton's email server. but partisans on both sides are embracing this rebuke of fired f.b.i. director's james comey's conduct. rsump supporters are focusing in, as well, on those text messages sent by the f.b.i. official that paula mentioned. d then was removed from,d for, special counsel robert mueller's team investigating russian contact. >> glor: what is the impact on the mueller investigation? >> reporter: there is no impact on the investigation, but may be when it comes to public
perception, that might matter. after all, it was that action which spurred the hiring of a special counsel to investigate whether he was attempting to interfere with the f.b.i.'s russia probe. so, it's politically tangled, but it may be useful to the president's supporters if they can argue he was within his right and cast all of this as a witch hunt. according to the latest cbs poll, 53% of americans called the russia probe politically motivated. democrats overwhelmingly say us's justified. >> glor: all right, margaret brennan joining us from d.c. brnight. margaret, thanks. tew york state today filed suit against president trump, his three oldest children, and the unump foundation. the suit alleges a pattern of illegal conduct by the foundation. the president calls the suit itdiculous. here's anna werner. >> reporter: the lawsuit filed today says mr. trump ran the daundation according to his whim, rather than the law. it describes the foundation as
little more than an empty shell anth a board that hasn't met in 19 years. the complaint cites a series of transactions that new york attorney general barbara underwood says benefited mr. trump's own interests, an illegal practice known as "self- dealing." there was the $100,000 payment to fisher house foundation to settle legal claims against mr. rump's mar-a-lago resort. and the $10,000 of trump saundation money the suit says mr. trump used to buy a painting of himself. >> everybody's going to get a bot of money. >> reporter: and the a.g. pointed to this campaign event in iowa, in january 2016. candidate trump, skipping a republican debate, raised millions of dollars for veterans instead. but after the event, the lawsuit says campaign staff, not the edump foundation, dictated how the funds were disbursed, amounting to illegal coordination between a campaign and nonprofit. the president fired back on twitter saying "the sleazy new
york democrats" are suing him "on a foundation that gave out to charity more money than it took in." and adding, "i won't settle this case." former i.r.s. charitable giving atad marcus owens says the evidence against the foundation appears overwhelming. >> this one is extraordinary because of the visibility of what happened, literally videotape exists of the events constituting political campaign intervention, for example. >> glor: anna, the president says this also is politically motivated. why is that? >> reporter: because it was started two years ago by then- current democratic new york attorney general eric schneiderman. he resigned, but underwood, barbara underwood, she is a preer public servant and has said she will not run again. we should note that the trump foundation, of course, dismissed all of this, saying it was an example of politics at its worse. and they said that the president or his companies donated $8 million to the foundation. but according to the expert, it
signals trouble for the president potentially. >> glor: okay, anna werner, thank you. nearly 20 large wildfires are burning in nine states across the west tonight. red flag warnings for dry and dusty conditions spread from nevada and colorado. omar villafranca is there. >> reporter: crews battling the 416 fire have their hands full with gusty winds, dry conditions, and raging flames. thick smoke rising thousands of feet into the air is casting a gray haze over durango's rugged terrain. todd pechota is the incident commander. >> make no bones about it, our number-one priority is the safety of incident and response. >> reporter: time-lapse video e-ows thick plumes of smoke billowing since june 1. haer 32,000 acres have burned, the bulk of it in the san juan national forest. more than 600 firefighters are
on the front line using choppers and air tankers, but they've only wrestled the fire to 15% containment. farther north in silverthorne, the buffalo fire has scorched over 90 acres in an area known for its ski resorts. more than 1,300 homes have already been evacuated. people living in 1,100 other houses are waiting to see if they'll be next. in moab, utah, smoke and charred ashes is all that's left of eight homes. some good news for the crews, a thunderstorm just rolled through here and knocked down some of the flames for now. but we are starting to see a little bit of that smoky haze come back. now, more than 1,000 people are here fighting the fire. many are not going home. in fact many are staying in tents, in these small tent cities, like the one you see behind me. jeff. >> glor: all right, omar villafranca in durango. inar, thanks. police in washington state are searching for the gunman who opened fire on at least four cars yesterday. no one was hurt. they say the shots came from a line of trees along a highway
near seattle-tacoma international airport. the u.s. government today pulled back the curtain just a bit on its system of shelters for mmtained immigrants children. more than 11,000 minors are being held in 14 states. some arrived in the country unaccompanied. others were separated from their mprents. here is kris van cleave. ed reporter: this newly released ngvernment video is giving us a glimpse inside a department of health and human services chcility sheltering children who entered the u.s. illegally. it's the first look inside one of these shelters since the trump administration instituted a zero tolerance immigration policy in april that resulted in the separation of children from parents who illegally crossed the border with them. in brownsville, texas, not far from the mexican border and now see video selectively highlights young kids doing outdoor activities, receiving medical care, even the residential pet dog. it houses just boys ages 10-17.
it's called casa padre. it is the largest shelter sacility in the u.s. for minors caught illegally crossing the border. in the last month, the number of boys sheltered here has increased from 1,200 to nearly 1,500. aile the majority are kids who orrived at the border unaccompanied, it's estimated about 5%, or 70 boys, are living here because they were separated from their parents at the border. >> i would cite romans 13 to obey the laws of the government. ep reporter: today, attorney ffneral jeff sessions, who enacted the zero tolerance policy, says it's meant as a deterrent. en stop crossing the border illegally with children. apply to enter lawfully. wait your turn. >> reporter: at least 658 children were separated from their parents in the first weeks of the new policy. now, there's bipartisan criticism of the policy in washington. >> this is barbaric. this is not what america is, but this is the policy of the trump administration.
>> we don't want kids to be separated from their parents. i think i just made that really clear. >> reporter: at the white house briefing late this afternoon-- >> come on, sarah. you're a parent. don't you have any empathy for what these people are going through? >> reporter: press secretary sarah huckabee sanders sparred with the press corps over the policy. >> our administration has had the same position since we started day one that we were going to enforce the law. >> reporter: and late today, h.h.s. announced it would open a temporary shelter for children because of capacity issues at shelters like this one. some are calling that el paso facility a tent city. >> jeff. >> glor: all right, kris van cleave in brownsville tonigh up nen evening news, a frightening scenario, a chemical attack while families vacation, we go inside a training mission for an elite counterterrorism team. >> >>
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in this scenario, this is one of the bad guys. he's wearing a protective suit because there's supposedly a chemical weapon aboard. ic the helicopters provide cover, fast boats deliver more of the coast guard's equipment of special forces. you're coming in from all angles? >> absolutely. >> anything you can think of, that's what the bad guys are e inking of as well. so we just prepare for any threat that's out there. >> reporter: the entire team is now on the ship. they're going to go inside and try and neutralize the weapon. let's go take a look. team members move methodically through the ship. mthin a minute the would-be weapon is secured. it looks like a pretty precise e eration there. >> it is. it is highly technical. they're taking samples of the agent and they're going to run ssts to determine what they have. >> chemical, quantity: two y:llons. >> reporter: it can take up to two years of training just to qualify for this elite team. st chemical for sarin nerve agent. >> reporter: remember brian
mullinax is a 16-year coast guard veteran. are you ever scared when you're about to board the boat? >> once we get out here doing it, it's kind of the adrenaline. bis is our home, and we're here to protect it, so that's why we're here. >> reporter: and they train for heerything. roughly 13 million americans are expected to take a cruise this ctar, and if a ship is taken by terrorists, this team responds. ( gunfire ) on a ship like this, though, you got thousands of innocent people aboard how do you sort through them and find the bad guys? >> very methodically. it's a different size, different configuration. >> reporter: the threats are now epch a concern, that the coast guard just activated this west coast team. carter evans, cbs news, long beach, california. >> glor: still ahead here tonight, today's teens, less sex, drugs, and milk. we'll explain. la suv. it's the big upgrade
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almost four decades. when you were a kid, what was father's day like? >> i didn't have a father, so it was just a blank day. st my mind i'm thinking he was just going die in jail. >> reporter: his father, rable, of rape in 1980. the sentence was life with no chance of parole. but louisiana inmate number 93124 was innocent. d.n.a. evidence finally proved it, and in january, he walked out to his family and freedom. he was now 58. h to actually hug him as a free in, it was like a dream come true. words can't even explain how i felt, all the emotion i was feeling at that time. >> reporter: his father had spent almost 38 years behind bars. >> it's a whole life to live without him because you're wving without love. see, there's no vestio>> rr:in ewme outside new orleans. malcolm stewart was two when his father went to prison. >> you go to your friend's
house, and they have their dad and it's like, wow, man, i wish i had that. >> reporter: this father's day, he will, after a lifetime of e ison visits and phone calls to a dad who never deserved to spend one minute behind bars. what's it like just to be able to sit side by side after 38 years? >> no rush. ru no rush. >> nowhere to go. we're here. >> yeah. >> we're where we wanted to go. >> reporter: you don't seem bitter at all. >> there's no time to even think about nothing negative, being mad-- none of that. my dad's here. it's father's day. i'm very happy. you know what i mean? it's like i said, a new beginning. >> reporter: this family has one word in their father's day card, "gratitude." mark strassmann, cbs news, new orleans. >> glor: that is the "cbs evening news" tonight. i'm jeff glor. i'll see you tomorrow. good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org
as san franciso's first black female mayor.. lays out her vision for the c news begins with london's calling, the woman who will make history as san francisco's first black female mayor lays out her vision for the city. good evening. i'm elizabeth cook. >> i'm allen martin. london breed returned to her roots to deliver her official victory speech today. kpix5 political reporter melissa caen reports she also got candid about her priorities. >> that's right. today london breed spoke at the elementary school she attended and spoke about her incredible journey. >> yes. i'm your mayor. today sh llow through 10:16:19 [ cheering and applause ] >> while she won't be sworn in for another few weeks, today london breed vowed to be a leader on difficult issues. >> the hard decisions around
reforming our mental health system so that people we know are struggling on the streets who are clearly not in their right minds, they get the help and the support that they need. >> during the campaign she called for the creation of safe injection sites for drug users and today she promised to follow through. >> as mayor i plan to make them a reality. th county of san francisco [ cheering and applause ] >> and it's not just about making it easy for people to use drugs. it's about treatment on demand. it's about making sure people have a real chance at getting the help and support that they need. >> and standing in the auditorium of her old elementary school, she said she was tired of seeing her friends priced out of the city. >> we have to build more housing. we have to build more housing. we have to build more housing. [ cheering and applause ] >> and i will be relentless in my pursuit to get the job done. we have to make changes to our bureaucratic process that gets in the way of housing