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it. captioning funded by cbs good morning. it is jeune 7th, 2017. welcome to thps. fired fbi director james comey told the attorney general he did not want to be left alone with president trump. we have new details about what comey is expected to tell congress tomorrow. president trump jumps into a diplomatic crisis involving key allies in the middle east. russian hackers may have come up with a fake news story toe triggerishes with qatar. and cbs news talks with the mother of a 25-year-old government contractor accused of leaking nsa secrets. she said her daughter, that would be be reality leigh
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winner, is scared they would make her disappear. but we begin this morning with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> what message do you have for james comey ahead of his testimony. >> i wish him well. thank you, everybody. washington braces for comey's testimony. >> it's possible trump is going to be sitting there live tweeting this event. >> it seems like it's the super bowl in washington. >> every time you tweet, it makes it harder on all of us trying to help you. don't get in the way of an investigation that could clear you. russian and the diplomatic crisis between qatar and others in the persian gulf. >> president trump appeared to take credit for the crisis. >> what's your response to the president of the united states. >> it speaks for itself. >> deadly attacks if the capital of iran. >> of course, the iran parliament, the second at the khamenei shrine.
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>> she once called him an orange fascist on twitter. >> what she told me was that she was terrified. she was afraid they were going to make her disappear. panic at one of the most popular tourist sites in paris. police shot a man. >> all that -- >> in florida a new round of thunderstorms will bring rain to wide areas that are already drenched. >> dramatic day at the american cup. >> the catamaran capsized. >> -- and all that matters -- >> for just the 17thits four home runs in a game. >> can you believe it! >> -- on >> ready? sing. ♪ ohhhh ohhhh ♪ ♪ i'm on my way
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stuck in traffic in downtown l.a. ♪: this morning ice "eye opener" is presented by toyota. let's go places. welcome to "cbs this morning." we're learning more morrow's highly anticipated former fbi director jdentom trump. a source close to cbs news the director was the president. comey spoke to attorney general trump made requests that comey >> and there are also new signs the president are a the handling of the russian investigation. margaret brennan isuse th all t
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morning. margaret, good morning. >> good morning. the spotlight that russian investigation is making it harder for preside his legislats and it serves as a distraction for an white house. acrimony od director. even joking about the rise of his son-in-law jared kushner. >> jared's become much more famous than me. i'm a little bit upset about that. >> the ribbings drew comparisons of president trump singling out former director fbi director james comey before his inauguration. the president's outreach amid an ongoing fbi investigation made the former fbi director so uncomfortable that he asked attorney jeff sessions not to
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leave him alone in the room with president trump. his request to drop the proeb into michael flynn's contacts with russia was inappropriate, but a source says comey will stick to the facts and will not accuse the president of trying to obstruct justice. >> you can say. >> tensions developed between president trump and his attorney general after sessions recused himself from the russia investigation, a decision that paved the way for special prosecutor robert mueller to take over the probe. white house press secretary sean spicer refused to say whether mr. trump still had confidence in mr. sessions. >> i said i have not had a discussion with him. >> back in may spicer said the same thing about comey just hours before he was fired. >> i had no reason to believe. i have not asked the president since the last time we spoke about this. >> sessions' deputy rod rosenstein as well as the director of national intelligence dan coats will speak to the senate intelligence
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committee today. and, gayle, coats released a statement saying he has never felt any pressure from the president to influence any investigation. >> all right. that will certainly come up today. thank you very much, margaret. in the next hour we'll talk with one of the senators who will question director comey. that's senator mark warner. he'll join us. >> john dikerson and jan crawford will be with us in new york and a team of correspondents in washington will cover the hearing and the reactions. that special report starts tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. eastern, 9:00 central right here on cbs and you can also watch us on cbsn which streams on our cbs news app and at cbsnews.com. just click on that little red button. >> if you were interested in what's going on in the country, tomorrow will be one of the most highly anticipated testimonies in a long long time. >> go to bed early. >> that's right.
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we turn to foreign news. russian hackers may have created a fake story to involve the middle east. it involves qatar. it host as major american air base. six arab nation including other u.s. allies have cut off relations with qatar over its ties to iran. cbs news has confirmed fbi is helping qatar's government to investigate a cyber breach of a state-run news outlet that broke the story. >> he said he inspired it during last month's visit to the middle east. he tweeted yesterday, so good to see things already paying off. perhaps this will be the beginning of the end to the horror of terrorism. jeff pegues is at qatar's embassy this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. top officials denied russian hackers were behind the fake news story saying there was zero
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evidence but law enforcement has confirmed that russia hasset least played a role in the cyber attack that involves this diplomatic crisis. president trump recognized qatar during a visit to the region last month. >> qatar, which hosts the u.s. central command, is a crucial strategic partner. >> reporter: but earlier this week six arab nations including saudi arabia and the united arab emirates broke diplomatic and commercial ties with the ally citing financial terrorism. it's reportedly in reaction to a false news report reported by cyber hackers on may 23rd. it has to do with friendly contact between iran and israel. the hack may have involved fake
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news sharing and that russia is a suspect. >> part of russia's activity is to drive a wedge between the u.s. and their allies at large. >> reporter: the u.s. cannot let the incident undermine its relationship with qatar which hosts the largest american military base in the middle east. >> it's so critical against isis and our aerial campaign in the region. >> reporter: the secretary of states of state and defense have tried to de-escalate the crisis, but yesterday the president appeared to take credit for the decision. in a series of tweets he wrote his recent visit to the middle east was already paying off and that extremism funding was pointing to qatar. >> guys, let's move off the social media thing. >> reporter: state spokesman heather nauert downplayed the tweets.
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during a call yesterday with the king of saudi arabia, the white house says president trump called for unity among gulf states. qatari officials don't blame the russians. they blame the saudis for the cyber attack. >> thanks, jeff. president trump goes to cincinnati this morning to promote his plan to improve america's infrastructure. gary cohen is director of the national planning at the white house. good morning. >> good morning, charlie that how much is in effect including health care, tax reform, and infrastructure? >> look, charlie. we're here to implement the president's agenda. that's what we're doing. we're working every day to do that and we're just nowin plowi ahead with that. >> clearly that sounds like a can dancer. how are you going to get it
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through congress with so much attention and distraction going on. >> as you know, you said we're going to cincinnati today. we've got 12,000 miles of inland waterways. an enormous amount of freight moves through. we're huge with agricultural products through the world, the ohio river, the mississippi river. we talked on monday about air traffic control and the privatization of air traffic control. we're doing all these things to make american citizens like us better. we're trying to improve the quality of life of american citizens an we're committed to that. >> clearly, that isn't what they're talking about and focusing on. i'm curious where the president is at. yesterday he said he wished james comey luck as he testifies tomorrow. is he frustrated? does he plan to watch the hearings tomorrow? what does he think as we get ready for a very big day
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tomorrow? >> tomorrow's agenda, i've got the president booked up on a bunch of infrastructure projects. we've got a bunch of mayors in talking about it. this is infrastructure week. every day we're working on different infrastructure products. remember, it's affecting everyday citizens, mothers, kids going home from work, kids flying home from college. the president is going to be fully engaged in a bipartisan discussion. >> will the infrastructure plan be married to a tax structure, yes or no? >> i don't know. i don't know. >> so, gary, if you're serious about infrastructure, why isn't there a detailed plan? >> we will have a detailed plan. think about what we've done already this week. we've announced a privatization of air traffic control system. we did that without a bill. we sent a recommendation to congress, both the senate and house to put air traffic control system into a private
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not-for-profit company. that affects every american in the country. we're all affect bed the air traffic control system. >> gary, there's no doubt you could get democratic support on the infrastructure structure and there's a political plan but the question is how the white house is operating and whether you're doing all those steps to actually get something done. senator tom carper is the top democrat you should be working with. he said will's been no outreach at all from the white house. >> look. i think we're doing an excellent job on infrastructure. we're working with everyone. we had an enormous group announcing air traffic control. we had support from all the participants. we had many leaders above the senate and house here. we're working with everyone that wants to work with us on inf infrastructu infrastructure. >> also roy's important to american citizens is what's happening to the climate. it is said that you supported
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the paris accord although it's not necessary for you to tell us. has the impooskt leaving paris had an impact on countries with europe? >> charlie, we've got great relationships with all of our allied nations. we're continuing work with them on many different aspects whether it's national, military, economic. we're in constant dialogue with them. many of our secretaries around the world, our defense leaders often the world, intelligence leaders around the world. the president and many of us are going to the g-20 meetings in germany in early july. >> gary cohen, thanks for joining us this morning. >> thanks for having me. iran's parliament was stormed this morning. isis is claiming responsibility. cameras capture and exchange of
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gunfire outside the building. iranian lawmakers were meeting when the gunmen attacked. at least one terrorist detonated a suicide bomb. security forces surrounding the building and officials say at least 12 people were killed including all four attackers. dozens of people were reported hurt. the second attack targeted a shrine 20 miles away. two security guards were killed. french president emmanuel macron will detail his plan. there's video of a man hitting a police officer with a hammer. the attacker shouted, quote, this is for syria. they shot and wounded the attacker. his i.d. showed he was from algeria. about 600 tourists were locked inside the cathedral. the officer attacked was not seriously hurt. a body found in thames river is the eighth person killed in the terrorist attack.
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italian officials say they warned britain last year about the third attacker, yousef zaghba. all three were killed. andrea constand yesterday said she trusted the actor/median. she said the alleged sexual assault made her feel humiliated and confused. jericka duncan is at the courthouse in norristown, pennsylvania, where examination continues. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. although more than 50 women have accused cosby of sexual assault, it's constand's testimony that brought cosby to trial. she testified for a little more than three hours. at times he appeared to be
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frowning and even shaking his head. speaking to the pub look for the first time tuesday andrea constand told the jury in detail how bill cross kos by, a man she saw as her mentor allegedly drugged and violated her. constand testified that koos by gave her three blue pills to help her relax during a 2004 visit to his pennsylvania home. about 20 minutes after taking the pills she said she started slurring her words, had trouble with her vision, and told him, quote, i see two of you. the 44-year-old cried as she explained how cosby then sexually assaulted her. constand said her body was limp and she couldn't fight him off. months after, he left four ticket for constand and her family to attend his show in canada. she testified she didn't have the courage to tell her family what happened but that it was a burden. cosby's defense team attempted to discredit constand's story. they pressed her on why she called cosby more than 50 times
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after the alleged assault. the defense also brought up an inconsistent statement she gave to canadian police. constand told investigators she had noun cosby six months at the time of the incident but actually knew hum for a year and a half. victoria valentino is one of cosby accusers attending the trial. >> when andrea was describing all of the sexual contact, the incident, you could see him sitting there, rubbing his hand over his head and looking down and i think she had him rattled. >> reporter: constand cold lakes that cosby made inappropriate advances at her twice before the alleged 2004 sexual assault. the defense team asked her why did she continue to see him after those allegations that he made those two advances. she said she trusted cosby and didn't think he would take things further. gayle? >> all right. thank you very much, jericka.
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but first it's 7:19. the family of an nsa contractor behind bars for allegedly leaking government secrets is describing her fear. >> she was terrified. her words to me were that she
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and uber fires 20 good morning, i'm rahel solomon. we now know who will face off to replace outing new jersey governor chris christie. new jersey democratic primary, voters pick former goldman sachs executive and obama administration ambassador philip murphy. republicans chose lieutenant governor kim guadagno. goat all of the primary results than line at cbs philly.com. lets check the forecast with meteorologist katie fey licker. you called this a transition day. >> totally. we may find a stray shower here or there but main thing you will notice it is cloudy out there but still light at end of the tunnel for sure and , that is also, very literal phrase because we have got some sun, gleaming through the cloud, but not prettiest morning we have ever seen but still promising. forty-nine cool degrees, at cut town area middle school.
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we will in the break out of the six's. well below average. it is not just about to warm up but feel more lake dog days of summer but finally a stretch of sunshine to go with it. >> i was thinking that finally >> we deserve it. >> yeah, i got to tell you it is very busy, all things considering, we have good weather, and nice dry roadways here's schuylkill at boulevard , very busy, there, same vehicle new jersey turnpike north bound before route 168 block ago this center lane and we have construction in delaware 495, really slowing you down, rahel , over to you. >> next update 7:55. up next cbs this morning parents of the intelligence contractor charged with leaking classified information , i'm rahel solomon good what's the story behind green mountain coffee and fair trade? let's take a flight to colombia. this is boris calvo. boris grows mind-blowing coffee. and because we pay him a fair price, he improves his farm and invest in his community to make even better coffee. all for a smoother tasting cup. green mountain coffee.
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the department of justice charged a federal contractor named reality leigh winner yesterday with leaking classified materials to the press about russia's meddling many the election. >> okay, look. you're confused right now, it's because you'tre me try to expla top secret information about russia to the press and that person's name is reality winner? >>. >> so it's of administration is war with reality. >> oh, stephen crt joke. i mean a lot of people are having a good time with her
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name, but it is a very unusual more to come about her for sure. welcome back to "cbs this morning." the former director of national intelligad comparison between intelligence and russia. it was said watergate pales in comparison. >> i lived through watergate. i was on active duty then in the air force as a young officer, and it was -- it was a scary time. watergate pales, really, in my view, compared to what we're confronting now. >> jachlgs clapper said american institutions are being assaulted by both external and internal sources and he said he would understand if allies withheld intelligence because of what he calls trum%'s lack of
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demonstration with sensitive secrets. "the wall street journal" says president trump proposed putting solar panels on the wall he plans to build along the border with mention kooe. mr. trump reportedly told congressional republicans last night they would he panels woul for the wall. >> that's a good idea. >> it is. cleveland's plain dealer says anthem will pull out of the ohio arkansas ca market. it's got to do with uncertainty of taxes and reimbursements. the "chicago tribune" says dish has to pay. they called people on the do not call list. dish plans to appeal. and u.s. news an world report says even moderate drinking can impact the brain. it can increase the risk of
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atrophy to the part that affects the brap. moderate drinking is up to ten beer as week or two bottles of wine or 21 shot oo 1 shots of l a mother and father are speak out about their daughter reality leigh winner. she faces up to ten years in prison for allegedly passing classified document to a news outlet. winner's family said she's not a traitor. david begnaud is outside the courthouse where she will appear. good morning. >> reality winner, and that is her full name, will appear in court for the second time. right now she's been held in the county jail on espionage charges. her parents got in their car and drove from texas to georgia to feed her cat and then decided,
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we want to speak out on her behalf. >> i know that she's scared. she's scared that they won't let her out. >> her daughter, reality leigh winner is now the defendant in the trump administration's first leaked case. the 25-year-old was frightened. >> her words to me were that she was really scared that they would make her disa appear. >> the department of justice says she admitted to taking a top secret intelligence document may 5th which detailed hacking by the russian military intelligence. they say when she retained classified information she could have compromised the security of the united states. >> i'm terrified, terrified that she's not going to be treated fairly and that they're going to try to make an example of her and that's not fair. sorry. >> reporter: winner was active on social media up until the
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date of her arrest tweeting her name as sarah winners. she tweeted the election results and her disdain for the president. she used the hashtag\n hashtag #notmypresident several times. as a contractor at an nsa facility in augusta, georgia, winner is among the 1.3 million people who has top security clearance. she served six years with the air force and received an accommodation medal. her stepfather says the charges she's facing are an insult to her years of service. >> that's who reality winner is. it needs the person that they're being portrayed. she is a winner. she's our winner. >> she's my winner.
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>> so the fbi says the crease in the piece of paper that she used can veal where it came from. gayle, it's done through micro dots on the piece of paper. they're actually invisible to the fake eye but they can reveal the service number and date and time when you press print. >> that's an interesting nugget. a massachusetts woman pressured a friend to take his own life because she wanted sympathy. 20-year-old michelle carter is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of conrad roy. she told the 18-year-old to kill himself numerous times over text messages an phone calls. now the defense is telling a very different story. "48 hours" erin moriarty is outside the courthouse in taunton, massachusetts, where
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the trial is scheduled for this morning. >> reporter: good morning. they have to prove the defendant's action were wanton and reckless enough to cause her friend's suicide. although, keep in mind she was 35 miles away. the real question is was her virtual presence powerful enough, rea enough to push conrad roy into taking his own life. >> she put him in that car that night. she listened to him as he died. >> reporter: prosecutors say michelle was on the phone with conrad roy while he was taking his own life but never alerted the police. they accused the then 17-year-old from manipulating her friend who was dealing with depression. >> from july 6th through july 12th, she asked conrad 40 times when was he going to kill himself. >> reporter: in one text she told him to inhale knox shus car
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exhaust. she said you don't feel pain. roy seemed to have second thoughts and said why am i so hesitant lately. carter respond you keep overthinking it and keep pushing it off. you just need do it, conrad. roy's body was found in his truck in july of 2014. >> no. >> reporter: on the stand she described her son walking on the beach hours before he died. >> what did you talk about? >> about what was going to happen, kind of laughing. >> what did hecy? >> you know, he made some jokes. >> reporter: before he died, roy became scared and even got out of his truck, but carter told him to get back inside. his text is my fault, she allegedly texted to another friend. i could have stopped him. >> conrad roy was on this path
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to take his own life for years. >> reporter: carter's defense attorney augusted she he was already troubled by the tame of his attempts. >> there were many things that caused him stress. >> was one of them his dad? >> at times, i suppose. >> reporter: clearly this was an emotional and is an emotional montreal, which may explain why the defense took an unusual gamble. instead of trial by jury, michelle carter chose a single judge to decide her fate. norah? >> wow. erin, thank you. ahead and first on "cbs this morning"ing the new fortune 500 will reveal the most valuable companies in the u.s. and uber fires 20 employees as dozens of bullying, sexual harassment, and discrimination cases are uncovered. what the company is doing to change direction. you're watching "cbs this morning."
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uber says it fired 20 employees amid an investigation into claims of workplace harassment. a source close to the investigation says 215 complaints are being reviewed. they include allegations of sexual harassment, bullying, and discrimination. wladimir duthiers has more. good morning. >> good morning. the firings came as a surprise and they were announced as a company-wide meeting yesterday in san francisco. >> i think that's partially why the last few weeks have been so tough. >> reporter: ceo travis kalanick ordered an investigation into the company's culture after it was rocked by allegations of systemic sexism and unprofessional behavior earlier this year. of the 215 cases admitted,
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sweat shirt but with time it is nothing but flip flop weather, from here on out by the time we hit weekend, we are talking mid up toker 80's and handful of 90-degree days on the horizon too. >> such great news. and makes everyone just smile, thanks so much, katie. what we don't like is seeing those accident, we still have them this morning. we have one on the schuylkill westbound at belmont avenue block ago this right lane, back behind these trees but you can see brake lights going off. we will have gaper delay. accident here route 309 southbound near stump road that left lane is compromised more to come in 20 minutes. jim, over to you. our next update 8:25. coming up this morning virginia senator mark warner, vice chairman of the senate intelligence committee, aim jim donovan, make it a great
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it's wednesday, june 7th, 2017. welcome back to "cbs this morning." ahead, there's more breaking news. president trump announces he will nominate christopher wray to be the new fbi director. plus, intelligence committee chair mark warner on tomorrow's 278 of former fbi director james comey, but first here's today's "eye opener" at 8:00. president trump revealed his choice to be fbi director. >> saying this. i will be nominatining christopr a. wray. >> it's making it harder for president trump to accomplish his legislative goals. >> that's what we're doing. we're working every day to do that and we're plowing ahead
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with that. >> but clearly that sounds like a canned answer to that question. >> they deny russians were behind the fake news story saying there was zero evidence. >> iran's parliament was stormed by terrorists this morning in one of two deadly attacks in ir iran. isis is claiming responsibility. >> reality winner is being held in jail on espionage charges. her parents who were on their way decided they wanted to respond in her behalf. >> did you know gandhi spoke in this building? martin luther king? winston churchill spoke. despite all that, they still allowed mihm to come here and make a television show. i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. we have breaking news from the white house.
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president trump has found a replacement for fired fbi director james comey. the president tweeted, "minutes ago i will be nominated christopher a.wray, a man of impeckable credentials to be the new director. >> let's go to margaret brennan at the white house. good morning, margaret. what can you tell us? >> good morning, gayle. this was a very trumpian way to announce his new fbi director. this is following the firing of jim comey and amid the ongoing probe into connections between russia and the trump administration and the trump campaign. now, what we know is christopher wray's litigation attorney who actually comes with the endorsement of new jersey governor chris christie, wray actually served christy in a role during bridgegate. we know chris wray came in to
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meet with president trump to interview for the job just last tuesday. he was within of two remaining candidates on the list that include many names of people who had actually withdrawn themselves looking at the scale and scope of this job. it will be a challenging one for wray or whoever steps into this position given not only the scrutiny on the fbi director right now or the position that his boss or direct boss, attorney general jeff sessions is in. as we have been reporting, the president has been frustrated recently with the justice department and his attorney general. now having chris ray report to sessions. he's taking on a big job at a time when there's incredible scrutiny on the fbi and a lot of pressure from the white house to change the focus, change the narrative away interest this ongoing questioning about any kind of alleged contact between russia and the trump team. so at least for today the president has changed the focus of what is next and not exactly
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what happened when he fired fbi director comey who will be testified on capitol hill tomorrow. >> i thought, margaret, the president was trying to focus on infrastructure. >> that is the agenda. that the agenda. that's supposed to be what all the pomp and circumstance is about. but i guess president trump knows his audience if he's been watching the news shows. he knows what we've been talking about. >> margaret, thank you so much. the intelligence committee is starting two days of hearings that could dramatically affect it. the committee is likely to ask about it today when the top officials and the attorney general testify about fisa warrants. >> comey told jeff sessions he didn't want to be alone with the president. he said the pretty asked him not to investigate then national security adviser mike an flynn. comey does not plan to allege
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the obstruction of justice. >> senator mark warner is here with us on capitol hill. senator, good morning. >> good morning. >> lots to talk with you about today, but first let's get o the breaking news, the president announcing via twitter his choice to be the new fbi director. christopher wray. do you know him? >> i don't know christopher wray. he gets a good reputation, but clearly this is an effort by the president to distract attention from our hearings today and the hearings tomorrow. >> will it work? >> let's see. i think we're going to hear some pretty interesting things this morning because not only do we have reports that the president tried to intervene with fbi director comey and asked him to back off the investigation of general flynn, which would be totally inappropriate, but we also have reports that he also asked the director of national
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intelligence dan coats and the head of the nsa admiral rogers to back off or try to downplay the fbi investigation into mr. trump and his affiliates. we're going to have a chance to talk with them this morning. they may try to hide behind executive privilege or legal eas es,. but we're going to press him really hard. tomorrow with even more evidence when jim comey gets to tell his story, think all the efforts that the president uses to distract his story that he's throwing up, frankly, aren't going to work. >> if those are confirmed, does that constitute obstruction of justice? >> i went to law school but never practiced a day of law. i will leave that to legal minds. what it will show is a really disturbing pattern. if there's one thing we learned
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since watergating it's not the right role for the president to intervene in an ongoing investigation, particularly when ha investigation involves potentially the president and his affiliates. what we do know for sure is there were no contacts with russians and that just isn't true. we've had his nsa adviser general flynn resign because he didn't tell about the contacts. we've had the attorney general recuse himself because he didn't tell about contacts with russians. we've had now one of his closest adviser, mr. kushner, a whole series of contacts. why weren't they revealed? we also need to figure out why is the pretty trying to back down this investigation. >> senator warner, you have said to me in other interviews this is the most important thing you have been involved in. we've had former dni director clapper say in australia this is far worse than watergate. based on your knowledge so far,
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is it? >> well, this has got more moving parts than watergate or any other potential investigation that i am aware of in modern times. there's not a week that goes by that there's not a news story about contacts, russian intervenice, that really we have to get to the bottom of it. the good news is at least in the intelligence community we're doing it in a bipartisan way. the worst thing that could happen is if this committee split and we end up with a democratic nair active and republican narrative. i don't think that's going to happen. i think we are going to follow the facts wherever they lead. >> senator, i heard you say you're going to press him pretty hard today. what is your strategy? what do you most want to know? >> i have a great deal of respect for dan coats. he used to be a colleague of mine on the national intelligence committee and
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admiral rogers has been a member. i understand they're active members of this administration. some of the questions i ask are going to be a bit uncomfortable, but i think in this case the american public needs to know with this cloud that hangs over everything that this administration is doing, they can help clarify, i hope they step up. i think we will have at least in the case of admiral rogers some other evidence that the call took place and that there is some memorializing of that call and that's very, very concerning to me. >> senator, one of the other thing wes're learning is former fbi director comey told attorney general jiff sessions he didn't want to be alone with the president of the united states, and yet the former fbi director didn't tell anybody in the justice department about that. if he believes the president was trying o obstruct justice, why didn't he tell the justice
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department? >> that's a good question and a question that needs to be asked. what we may have here is a series of interventions that i believe these individuals all felt was at least improper or uncomfortable. you just don't have a sitting president ask about an ongoing investigation particularly when that ongoing investigation involves close associates of the president. and if the president went as far as to say back off or in the case of general flynn, can you just let the whole thing go, that is just unacceptable. others will make the decision whether that crosses some legal boundary, but clearly, you know -- as a former governor i would never put people who work for me in that circumstance. >> senator, based on what you know as the minority member of this committee, do you fear that this goes far more than anything we have known so far? far deeper? far wider?
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>> i feel like what i thought most of the time we would be spending would be spent on contacts between trump affiliates and associates and the russians prior to the election. there's a whole series of interviews and stories we have not got on the yet because we've had this whole series of contacts including with the attorney general and mr. kushner that took place between the election and the swearing in. really, again, an unprecedented level of contacts which until recently had been an adversary and mass inially intervened in our elections. now we have the interphoenixing with the prrt and the top intelligence officials. the one thing we pride ourselves on in this country is our federal officials speak truth power, theory not supposed to be political, and if we prove out today that he talked to rogers,
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coats, asked them to back off, bld then if we have comey coming forward with memos that were contemporaneous with a series of questioning with the pretty, in it toal we're going to see a pattern that even the skeptic is going to have to sit up and say, this is very, very serious. >> senator warren, thank you for joining us today. >> thank you. >> we'll bring you the live testimony. john dickerson and jan crawford will be joining us here in studio 57 and a team of correspondents will be covering it tomorrow morni ing at 10:00 a.m. central. first on
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"fortune magazine" is out this morning with its annual list of america's top 500 countries. it lists the most valuable businesses since it came out in 1955. this year the combined total revenue of all 500 reaches just over $12 trillion. >> first on "cbs this morning" we're revealing the top companies. first at number 5 is mckeysen. 4 is ex-son mobil, third is apple, fourth is 27b8d is berkshire hathaway and number one is walmart. good morning. what have they got? >> they're the next size. they're really a behemoth. they're not punumber one in
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profits and revenue but clear size. >> they've taken clear aim at amazon. >> yeah, which is really interesting. it's about a third of the size of walmart in terms of revenues but it's more -- far more valued by the market than walmart is. amazon is number two if you look at roy the market thinks. >> a big shout-out to those who made it into the big ranks. >> because of rapid growth. >> activision is a gaming company. 's hit 400% grouk over the last five years so it's really skyrocketing and tesla is amazing. in the 63-year history of the fortune 500 list, this is the first time there has been a new car company come on to the list. we thought with the big three
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dominating new car companies would never happen, but elon musk made it happen. 383 in terms of revenues, but it's market cap, yes, is high and hassurpassed, you're right, gm and ford. >> how many women made the top fortune 500? >> 32. that's still a small number. less than 10% are women but it's a big increase. it's been stagnant for a number ber of years to. soo that go up is an encouraging sign. >> apple is number three but you say they're falling in the wrong dekz. >> they were number 2 last year. now number 3. 12i8 the most profitable on the list but struggling of late. >> you interviewed ceos and
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asked them how has the election of donald trump affected their business? >> most said no pear sent. 20% said it was an increase. as of right now they haven't seen a big change. >> alan murray, thank you so much. ahead, the mother and daughter behind account the dork challenges." you're watching "cbs this morning." to much worse. help stop the journey of gum disease. try new parodontax toothpaste. ♪ we're not professional athletes. but that doesn't mean we're giving up. i'm in this for me. for me. along with diet and exercise, farxiga helps lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. lowering a1c by up to 1.2 points. do not take if allergic to farxiga. if you experience symptoms of a serious allergic reaction such as rash, swelling, difficulty breathing or swallowing, stop taking and seek medical help right away.
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ahead, george clooney jokes good morning, i'm rahel solomon. the forty-second adonde festival returns to philadelphia this sunday but we got a little preview, yesterday. >> ♪ >> african dancer performed at shops at lint place, to get people, excited about this weekend's festivities. largest festival, this is one of the largest of african-american culture in the country, drawing up to 500,000 people. i attended last year always a good time. lets go over to katie for a check of the forecast. it should be very warm this weekend. >> definitely but for now it is quite cool and we have cloud still out there. i have been searching high and low for bright camera shotty can find and this is best i can do not much blue sky but you can see city in the
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distance. we have had low cloud issues lately. this ace nice looking view but judge very gray. even water looks gray. right now our temperatures are cool, would i definitely go out the door with an extra layer for sure only in the 40 's up in mount pocono and even more remote suburbs outside of the city of bottomed out there too. with time we will really rebound starting tomorrow especially by the weekend and look at monday and tuesday, meisha back to the 90's with sunshine. >> we are just loving. that all right, katie, thanks very much. we are almost half past nine and look at the volume on the ben franklin bridge pushing in the westbound direction from new jersey to center city. very slow. give yourself extra time. we have an accident here overturn vehicle new jersey turnpike north bound before hightstown two right lanes block traveling around 30 miles an hour, factor in extra time as well and construction in delaware on 495 still out there as well, rahel back over to you. >> our next update 8:55a head this morning, actor kevin spacey hoe of the this weekend 's tony award.
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they taped it while driving through l.a. corden as you may know is hosting e7 solds from london all week. he said he's home and that's one of his home boys ed sheeran. he said that's some of most fun he's had. >> that says a lot, doesn't it? >> it does. >> about who's been in that car that it never gets old to me. welcome back to "cbs this morning." right now it's time to show you some of this morning's headlines. sears plans to close another 72 stores. they include 16 sears location, 49 kmarts, and seven auto centers. sears has shut nearly half of its stores in the last five years. former president president obama and prime minister justin trudeau rekindled their breaux mans. they skulsed the next generation of leaders.
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and "people" said george and amal clooney have welcomed their twins. they giving birth to a boy and a girl, elle listen and alexander. they're both first-time parents. they said ella, alexander, and amal are all healthy, happy, and doing fine. george is sedated and should recover in a few days shoo the happiest day of his life and he hasn't lost his sense o humor. >> remember how he said he'd never get married and now is married with twins. >> a good woman will do that to you. >> go 'do you have a good woman to share? >> no. >> tbd. i'm still allowed to be the bridesmaid, right. >> yes. >> thank you. a family had turned it into a hugely profitable business. rachel is the author of a series
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"door d "dork diaries." they have 11 novels, 36 million copes in print. >> they helped inspire the novels and also contributed by co-writing and illustrating the book. the teen is out with a new book. now, this is about a gawky tank boy with superhero ambitions. it's published by alladin books which as you know is a division of cbs. rachel, nikki, and erin, welcome to the table. >> good morning. i'm exciting to be here. >> i'm excited too. >> you decided to write about a boy. is it much harder to write about boys and that girls? >> it's a little bit more challenging only because i had two daughters, but with boys it's just more actions and thrills and things move a lot faster. >> i love that you wrote the
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second max book with, quote, humor being a band-aid to heal wounds. >> even in our day-to-day lives it's kind traumatic and being 12, 13, 14, you have home work and parents and trying to fit in with peers. >> do you ever ask yourself "why me?" >> no, not really. i'm glad it's me. it's all been a blessing. >> aaroerin, you help with the writing and the illustrationsful i love what you do with the eyes. do you go back to your middle school day sms. >> well, with max crumbly and with nickie maxwell, they're both really dorky outsiders and so i do draw on my childhood for that. >> is dorky good? >> it is.
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>> because why? when i was growing up, nobody wanted to be a dork, erin. >> right. right dorks are underestimated and misunderstood because they do their own thing and think a difference way. it's good to be independent. >> and embrace your dorkness. >> right. we wanted to be a positive thing. it was something bad but now it's a term of empowerment. >> nickiing i'm always inspired by a family that can work together. get along and work together. how is that dynamic? >> we always need to keep in mind we're a team. so it's important to keep a goal that we agree upon in mind and if ever we do not quite agree on something, my little secret is that i go to my owner person li personal space. she provided a hem office for us. i go there and let it roll off
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my shoulders because because i know i can be a bit of an artiste where i have a particular vision in mind. it's not just about me but fulfilling the vision we all have together so i just chill and try to meet that goal. >> where does the name max crumbly come from sth. >> i thought max was a cool name and crumbly was a take on a crummy life. max crumbly. >> at one point you were going through a crummy life. you were going through a divorce. you said we need money to support the family. >> exactly. the house had been foreclosed on, cars had gotten repossessed. >> what does your ex-say about it? >> he's a wonderful father to my daughters. he's happy for all of us. >> i say that, too, about my ex-. wonderful father. is he cheering you on? >> yes. especially them more so than me.
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>> you have a great line, rene, where you say, become the hero you always admired. >> exactly. that's the theme of max crumbly. he's a dorky guy and he gets put in a position where he can become a hero. he doesn't think he can do it but as you go through the story, it is him. >> what is the write progress says? what's your process with your mom because you help her -- you guys co-write it. >> yeah. we will bounce ideas off of each other. what do you think about this? maybe this should happen. i'll take some chapters and she will write the majority of it. then it worked pretty well. like our comedy, our sense of humor, they blend pretty well or if it gets close to the deadline, we might get a little
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crabby. >> erin has a wicked sense of humor. i may do the plotting but she does the wit and humor. >> and nikki does the illustrations. >> i try to jump in and draw whenever i can. >> you know what? you're encouraging more kids to read. they love these books congratulations to all of you. >> thank you. thank you very much. >> rachel, erin, and knicksky russell. glad to see you at the table in person. the misadventures is the naum of their boochlkt. kevin spacey is here. now he's ready to dish them out. hi's co-hosting awards. hello, kevin. that's an emmy. how he's also returning to stage as himself for a one-man play. he's a very bus
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actor kevin spacey won two wards and an award for netflix "house of cards" and lost in yonkers. here's a look at his defining role over the past three decades. >> we were at a seminar. this is my -- >> husband. we met before, but something
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tells me before you're going remember me this time. >> if you pay attention, there will be a point. >> the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist. >> for those of us climbing to the top of the food chain, there can be no mercy. there is but one rule, hunt or be hunted. >> i got chills in his latest role. >> what a way to wake up. >> hunt or be hunted. >> it's your delivery, too, kevin. in his latest show he heads to the court, the real court, the tennis court. he plays the one-time legendary clarence darrow. he's known for the famous monkey trial 678 he's also hosting the tony awards for the first time on cbs. we're pleased to have him. >> you're talking about me like i wasn't here. >> okay.
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now you're here, kevin spacey. let's start with the darrow role because i think the venue is so interesting. arthur ashe big stadium. how did you choose that? >> we reconfigured it into a theater in rounds, so i really wanted to keep that way of doing us because there was a lot of audience participation. i go out in the audience, make them read things, and i choose my audience. there's something exciting about an audience watching an audience watching a play. >> who was clarence darrow? >> he was a remarkable labor attorney. he got for workers rights, for better conditions, for hours. in fact, he's the reason we have an eight-here day, although, charlie, you don't have an eight-hour day. he became a huge civil right attorney. he was never frade to put his head above the parapet.
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i think he managed to in all of his arguments use home-spun logic and humor to make his points an he managed to convince juries and judges that the issuissue s and causes he fought for were right and he managed to remove politics and statistics and just tell a person's story. when you tell someone's personal story, prejudice does fall away. >> he saved hundreds of people. >> 210. >> you bring the words to life. >> what makes it so much fun to do the show is about the roup with me and the audience. it's not just me up there. i'm out there quite a lot. >> but you're driving the train. >> i am definitely driving the train. >> turching from that to the tonys, the tonys are a piece of cake for you? >> i'm the nerd host.
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>> nerds are in. >> i'm looking forward to it. first of all, i'm a theater rat. i love the theater. i levered everything i know in the theater. the last to weeks i've had a chance to see everything. it's incredible. i've been able go backstage and congratulate all of them. i look forward to it. >> so you took time off to go to london and to run it. what's the plan now? what are you doing now? >> well, i'm announcing today my candidacy. >> no, no. i understan so i understand, are you going to do theater -- >> i'd like to do the things i continue to do, particularly the foundation in all the ed kaeg we do using arts and theater to help kids learn about self-esteem and empowerment and being able to collaborate.
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i think all of those things are incredibly valuable. i'd love toe find a place and a home for this to exist and for me to be able to start to do more and more plays because i love it. >> what about frank underwood. >> we all like you so much. >> i bow to the women always, notice that. >> no, he doesn't. that ain't true. >> i know. >> i love "house of cards." we all love "house of karsd." what do you leak most about frank underwood. he's so complicated and so smart and so mean. he's fun to watch. >> there are so many completely different kinds of things. >> he's so arrogant. >> yeah. when he has to be, definitely. i learn something new each schblt each season we peel back
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the onion. i'm glad to have great writers. >> and costars. >> and co-stars. robin wright and michael. every year it's gotten more interesting. >> are you playing offer the headlines in this country? >> i don't think we feel the obligation to compete with the real world. we try to be true to who we are, the runway we're on, and tell our story. now i think it's interesting that a lot of things we've done people are like, that's crazy, that would never happen in reachlt maybe we're closer than they'd like. >> do you like frank ujdswood? >> i can't judge my characters. i just play them. >> like richard iii? >> right up until he killed the kid, he was fine. if you allow yourself to judge the person you're playing, you wear that on your sleeve. it's not my job.
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good morning, i'm jim donovan. bill cosby has arrived at montgomery county courthouse in norristown where his accuser will return to the witness stand this morning. cosby arrived less than half an hour ago, his accuser former temple employee andrea constand says cosby drug and sexually assaulted her at his home in elkins park in 2004. cosby insist the encounter was consensual, cosby is not expected to testify. let's turn to katie for weather. >> all and all not a bad day, jim we could see a spotty shower but generally speaking this is actually a day of transition, we start to brighten up. it is a very gray sky across the delaware valley right now and with time there may be a spotty shower but the storm that was bringing thaws dreary weather is making its departure and we will start to
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see high pressure rebuilding and nice warm up. these values definitely are not a sign of things to come, this is just for today mid 50 's at the airport as well as down the shore. today's high only 66. about 15 below average. but look at this every day gets more warmer and warmer and warmer to the point that we are back in the 90's by monday and tuesday. all and all a nice week toned give spotty showers or storms second half saturday but all and all you've got a full party scheduled, you are golden here, meisha. >> we were talking about that earlier. all right, category can we come? >> thank you so much. good morning, everybody. still very busy approaching 9:00 o'clock hour, serious accident involving injuries overturned vehicle new jersey turnpike, two right lanes are block, also route one northbound not too far at mulberry street that left lane compromised there and another overturn vehicle take a look, drexel hill police and fire are on the scene, state road at roberts avenue possible lanes blocked here and plus, you are traveling 15 to 18 miles an hour. leave your homes earlier there as well as 495 construction
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