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from the broadcast center here in new york city, i'm michelle miller. ♪ it's friday, june 15th, 2018. this is the "cbs morning news." a thrill ride accident. riders fly off a roller coaster as others are left trapped in their seats. >> we just take off running too. >> everybody starts screaming and we ran over there and saw the cart dangling. former fbi director james comey responds to criticism of his handling of the hillary clinton e-mail investigation. and representative steve scalise gets the first out in his return to congressional baseball, a year after he nearly lost his life.
good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs headquarters right here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. it was a frightening scene in florida. two people were thrown some 30 feet to the ground when the roller coaster they were riding derailed. the ride is located on the boardwalk in daytona beach. six people were sent to the hospital. laura podesta is here in new york with more on this. good morning, laura. >> good morning, ann-marie. those two people who fell the equivalent of three stories are still alive at this hour, but we don't know the extent of their injuries. and four others stuck on the ride were also taken to the hospital. witnesses say they heard a loud boom when the roller coaster derailed in daytona beach last night. two people were ejected and fell 34 feet to the ground. they were injured but both survived. fellow visitors at the boardwalk
entertainment park ran underneath the dangling cars to help those still trapped in their seats. >> they all ran in and were trying to hold her up in the cart to keep the cart from falling and they were just screaming don't move, don't move. >> reporter: a tourist said he grabbed heavy-duty straps, typically used to hold down cargo, from his truck to help keep the ride from falling any further. >> two were dangling from the car. there were an additional four passengers in the middle car and two more in the rear car. >> reporter: those eight riders had to be rescued by firefighters while the front of the coaster hung off the track. some were stuck for more than 30 minutes. six people were taken to the hospital. >> the riders were very frightened and the firefighters were doing a great job of trying to make sure that everyone stayed calm, so the rescue could go off successfully. >> reporter: crews used a fire ladder to guide this woman back to the ground. the roller coaster is called the sandblaster. it's a three-car sitdown ride
that operates on a winding steel track. investigators are still working to figure out what caused the accident. in february of last year, the ride was temporarily shut down after inspectors found more than a dozen problems. and some of those problems included damaged brakes and cracked supports, according to the daytona beach news journal. it also reported that all the waterfront rides on the daytona beach boardwalk have been hammered by recent hurricanes. ann-marie? >> laura podesta here in new york. thank you so much, laura. former fbi director james comey made repeated mistakes during the hillary clinton e-mail investigation but not for political reasons. that's according to a new justice department report. the current fbi director, christopher wray, said the agency accepted the justice department report and finds it sobering.
comey tweeted the reports conclusions are reasonable, even though he disagrees with some of them. and he said i respect the doj ig office, which is why i urged them to do this review. and he prayed no director would face that unprecedented situation again. paula reed has details. >> reporter: the report criticizes former fbi director james comey for being insubordinate, in bypassing his boss, attorney general loretta lynch, in his handling of the hillary clinton e-mail investigation. but concludes that the hillary 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 it extraordinary that comey engaged in his own subjective ad hoc decisionmaking and concludes while he was not political biased his decision making negatively impacted the perception of the fbi and the department of justice as fair administrators of justice. comey told "cbs this morning" he faced an impossible choice after new clinton e-mails were discovered on a laptop belonging
to anthony weiner. he told congress of the 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. the report also said that peter strzok who led both the clinton and russian investigations may have acted improperly. uncovered text messages strzok exchanged with lawyer lisa page. in august of 2016, page texted strzok asking "he, trump, will never become president, right? right?" and he responded, "no, no, he won't. we will stop it." christopher wray reacted to the 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: paula reed, cbs news, washington. president trump's former campaign chairman, paul manafort, is scheduled to be arraigned today for another indictment filed by special counsel robert mueller, involving allegations of witness tampering. these are the third charges brought by mueller since manafort was first indicted in october. the arraignment in federal court in washington, d.c., coincides with a previously scheduled hearing on manafort's bail. he is currently under house arrest. president trump's personal attorney, michael cohen, filed a restraining order to stop stormy daniels' lawyer from speaking with reporters. daniels is the porn actress who claims she had sex with mr. trump before he became president and signed a nondisclosure agreement. she wants the agreement nullified because cohen, not mr. trump, signed it.
cohen claims that her lawyer, michael avenatti, is tainting the case with a publicity tour. avenatti called the gag order a complete joke and baseless and that they can't deal with the law so they have to resort to unethical, meritless motions. ridiculous is how the president describes a lawsuit filed by the new york state attorney general. the president vowed that he won't settle. a court order seeks to force the president and his three oldest children to pay penalties and restitution. anna warner has more. >> reporter: the lawsuit filed says mr. trump ran the found augs according to his whim rather than the law. it describes the foundation as little more than an empty shell with 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. trump's mar-a-lago resort and the $10,000 of trump foundation money the suit says mr. trump used to buy a painting of himself. >> everyone is going to get a lot of money. >> reporter: and the ag 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 trump foundation, dictated how the funds were dispersed, 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, he added, "i won't settle this case." but former irs charitable division head mark owen 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. >> reporter: anna warner, cbs news, new york. house republicans unveiled the draft of an immigration bill, which includes a path to citizenship for young immigrants referred to as dreamers. it also proposes changes in the law that separates children from their parents at the border. a vote could come next week. the white house is defending attorney general jeff sessions, who cited the bible in defending the border policy, which has resulted in hundreds of children being taken from their parents. press secretary sarah sanders said it is very biblical to enforce the law. firefighters out west are battling hot, windy weather and drought conditions as they try to control a series of wildfires. nearly 20 major fires are
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our top stories this morning, the justice department found former fbi director james comey's handling of the investigation into hillary clinton's e-mails insubordinate and called his actions extraordinary but the inspector general's report found his actions were not motivated by political bias. a roller coaster in daytona two riders were thrown to the ground more than 30 feet below. eight riders had to be rescued six people were taken to the hospital. last year the ride was shut down after investigators found more 14 states. some arrived to the u.s.
unaccompanied and others were separated from their parents. chris van kleave has more on the shelters. >> reporter: this video gives us a glimpse inside health and human services facility 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 policy in april that resulted in the separation of children from parents who illegally cross the border with them. the facility is a former walmart in brownsville, texas, not far from the mexican border and now is nearly filled to capacity. the video selectively highlights young kids doing outdoor activities, receiving medical care, even the residential pet dog. it houses just boys, ages 10 to 17. it's called casa padre. it is the largest shelter facility in the u.s. for minors caught illegally crossing the border.
the number of boys sheltered here has increased from 1,200 to nearly 1,500. while the majority are kids who arrived 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. >> reporter: attorney general jeff sessions who enacted the zero tolerance policy says it's meant as a deterrent. >> 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.is is amer. this t picy ofru administrationithe policy of th administrationsthe policy of th administration the policy of th administration. >> we don't want kids to be separated from their parents. i just made that really clear. >> at the white house briefing -- >> come on, sarah, you're a pattern.
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 on day one that we were going to enforce the law. >> reporter: kris van cleave, cbs news. on "cbs this morning," actress winning actress natalie portman joins us in the studio with her new documentary "eating animals" that aims to shed light on farming practices in america. for father's day, john dickenson shares a special essay on fatherhood. and we'll meet some students in louisiana who wanted to say thanks to a very special teacher. that's cthe cbs morning news fo this friday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great weekend.
tower" camera, looking nice, a little cloudy to start. it's friday, june 15th. i'm kenny choi. >> and i'm michelle griego. >> are you okay? >> last-minute touches. i think we barely got onset all four of us on time. man! >> but we're here. >> it's friday. >> one more day before the weekend. >> we're ready for the weekend no matter what the weather will bring because it's friday! here's a look at the clouds. cloudier today. 8 degrees cooler this afternoon. afternoon highs are on the decline. they will continue to drop through the weekend. so today temperatures close to normal. this coming weekend below normal. onshore breeze kicks in and we have a cool and cloudy weekend ahead. but then warm weather returns for next week. i'll talk about it all in your and right now, we are trac