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good morning. bombshell indictment. special counsel robert mueller announcing charges against 13 russians and three russian companies accordingterfere in t. president trump saying he is vindicated and his campaign did not collude with russia. is he and his campaign team out of the woods? what about future attacks? we have every angle covered. could he have been stopped? the fbi makes a stunning admission that it mishandled a tip about the florida school shooter when a tipster warned about him weeks before the tragedy. the florida governor calling on
the fbi director to resign as the president visits florida. will anything be done to prevent the next one? winter woes. another big storm takes aim at the east coast with more than 35 million people in the cross-hairs. from virginia to maine, at least half a foot of snow expected in new york and boston. dylan is tracking it all. ♪ all that, plus nathan chen with the comeback for the ages. >> he has it all. >> dazzling on the ice. landing five quadruple jumps. an olympic record. but was it enough to win an olympic medal? lindsey vonn misses the podium in her long awaited return to the olympic games. >> i just made a mistake and that's ski racing. >> as a two-sport athlete, a virtual unknown takes gold. and it is beginning to look a lot like summer? turns out the surprise sport of the olympics is volleyball.
why some are hoping the summer game becomes a winter staple. today, saturday, february 17th, 2018. ♪ >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today" at the olympic games. live in pyeongchang, south korea. >> and welcome to "today." thanks for joining us on saturday morning. i'm craig melvin alongside natal natalie morales who is joining us. dylan dreyer is here as well. >> good to being back with you guys. >> good to have you back. >> we missed you. i have not seen you in a while. >> we have seen her. tough day for the americans here. although, really inspirational as well.
performances by nathan and adam rippon. i want to give them big hugs. they will be here this morning. i'll get to do that on behalf of everyone back home who i think really wants to give them hugs. >> we are looking for more inspiration in a few moments. team usa taking on the olympic athletes from russia on the ice in just a few moments. we will have all of the olympic action from pyeongchang in a few moments. let's get to the top story. bombshell announcement that special counsel robert mueller has indicted 13 russians over the election in 2016. president trump insisted that it clearly showed his campaign did not collude with the russians. we have white house correspondent kelly o'donnell near the president's home. kelly, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, craig. the president pif oresident piv the witch hunt or denied that russia was involved with the
interference. the president grabbed information inside the indictment to show that russians started this interference in 2014 before he was a candidate to try to claim the trump campaign was not involved. the president ignored questions about the russian probe. hours after he had been briefed by the deputy attorney general. >> the defendants conducted what they called information warfare against the united states. >> reporter: for more than a year, the president repeatedly discredited the russia investigation. >> there was none. it was a hoax. >> reporter: and mocked any suggestion russia tried to help him. >> have you seen any russians in west virginia or ohio or pennsylvania? >> reporter: the government now says russians did come to the u.s. under false pretenses in 2014. to begin collecting intelligence
for their election interference operation. friday's indictment charged 13 russian nationals and 3 russian companies with an organized multimillion dollar plot to sow disco discord. and the american political system overall. carried out on social media and in life. >> russians paid real americans to engage in political activities and promote political campaigns and stage rallies. >> reporter: russian operatives posed as american political activists with stolen or fake identities and used a u.s. based computer network to conceal the real location. part of the mission was to spread derogatory information about hillary clinton. the indictment says they made contact with unwitting members of supporters and of the trump
campaign. >> no allegation in the indictment that any american had any knowledge. >> reporter: the white house seized on that to make a broader claim. using trump favored all caps to say the investigation found no collusion with the trump campaign and russia. even though that assertion goes beyond the scope of the indictment. and in a separate development involving the former chairman of the trump campaign, paul manafort, who has been indicted, prosecutors identified additional banking crimes that relate to his past business practices. although there is no indication yet they added any new charges to the indictment. manafort says he is innocent of the charges. craig, natalie. >> kelly o'donnell in west palm beach. thank you. >> matthew miller served as spokesperson of the department. he is now a justice and security analyst. matt, good morning to you. >> good morning.
>> this seems to be another time that we will use the word unprecedented which seems to mcconne come around a lot. it is history when you read through the details of the 37-page indictment. it is stunning the efforts that the russians, 13 individuals named and 3 companies end with to undermine the democracy. walk us through this indictment? >> this was an historic moment for the justice department and united states in revealing a more sweeping plot to violate u.s. election law and interfere in the election. we all knew about activities on social media. this indictment reveals a plot that started earlier than we knew and better financed than we kn knew. at some point over 1 million dollars in the budget a month. and operatives coming to the united states and gather intelligence and recruiting people to go to rallies and attend hillary clinton rallies and protest.
this was a sweeping conspiracy. this is just the beginning of mueller's investigation. there will likely be more indictments to come. >> matt, president trump did not respond to shouted questions yesterday at the white house. he did take to twitter. this is what the president tweeted yesterday afternoon. he said in part russia started the anti-u.s. campaign in 2014. long before i announced i would run for president. the results of the election were not impacted. the trump campaign did nothing wrong. no collusion. matt, president trump for a long time insisted that the whole thing was a sham and a ruse. now it appears he is acknowledging that russia did in fact interfere with our election. what do you make of the tweet and the president's apparent change of heart? >> you know, the president continues to behave with respect to the investigation more like a defendant than president. what you would expect a president to do here is react
not just about himself and his campaign, but about what this means for the country and what the government he leads is going to do to respond. we haven't seen that from the president. he has now finally dropped the idea this is a hoax. we are still not seeing leadership from him to tell the american people what we will do to prevent this in the future. we saw the intelligence chiefs testify to congress they believe the russian interference is not over. it will come again in the 2018 mid terms and the 2020 presidential election as well. >> matthew miller, thank you. meanwhile, president trump is spending the weekend at his estate in florida. before he arrived in parkland, florida. the community rocked by the horrific school shooting. the president met with victims and thanked first responders as well. this as outrage grows over the
fbi tip about the shooter that the agency now admits it mishandled. we have maya rodriguez is in parkland where the memorial to the 17 victims continues to grow. maya, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, craig. in addition to the tip that the fbi received, the sheriff's office here is revealing over the years they received more than 20 calls regarding the suspected shooter. all of this as this weekend more funerals are set for the victims. as families and friends say good-b good-byes, this morning, the fbi under fire for the mishandling of the detailed tip in january. warning nikolas cruz has desire to kill. >> the caller provided information about nikolas cruz with the potential of him becoming a school shooter. >> reporter: the agency admitted it did not follow-up on the tip. governor rick scott calling for the fbi director's resignation.
students stunned. >> they failed us on the mond monumentous level. >> reporter: and the president stopped by the hospital and sheriff's office friday night. praising their response. >> very sad something like that could happen. the job the doctors did and nurses and hospital and first responders, law enforcement. really incredible. >> reporter: anger is building. >> we are not safe. >> reporter: over how there could be another mass shooting at a school. >> 17 is too many. >> we want to send a message to the politicians that they cannot allow this to continue. >> reporter: for debbi hixon whose husband chris died in the shooting. >> he wasn't just a hero on wednesday. he was a hero every day. >> reporter: the issue is bigger. >> it is not just because the fbi dropped the ball on that
particular kid. it is happening all over the place. that is a huge problem. >> reporter: a problem nicole hocknley says. >> this could be important with the support of the world around you and compassion in the community. you can still feel lost. and they're not. >> reporter: now the angels you see behind me were originally set up in another nearby town to honor the victims of sandy hook. after what happened wednesday, they were moved to parkland. craig and natalie. >> wow. >> it would be nice to never see those angels again. maya rodriguez, thank you. the east coast is gearing up for another winter storm this weekend. dylan is here to tell us what to expect. >> the good news is it is the weekend and fast moving system. it is not going to have a huge impact on people trying to get around hopefully you can stay home. take a look at what we are seeing.
the storm is still back through the plains bringing snow to the st. louis area and into southern illinois. lots of rain farther south. as this storm moves east, we have a rain/snow line. we have winter storm warnings and advisories in effect. 35 million people at risk for some sort of winter weather. we will see the storm race from the midwest and move through the ohio valley and tennessee valley where it will produce rain and once it gets to west virginia, it turns to snow and the snow will continue to fall, especially northern new jersey, north of new york city will see heavy bands of knsnow. as for snowfall totals. rain/snow line impacts who gets what. we will see widespread 1 to 3 inches of snow. you get north of new york and you could see 4 to 7 inches with isolated higher amounts across southern new england. the storm will move out by sunday. everything will start to melt.
>> we will come back to you for the national forecast. now to the olympic action here in pyeongchang. as natalie mentioned, a disappointing day on the ice and slopes for the team usa. keir simmons has the latest. >> reporter: good morning, craig. team usa gave it everything they had overnight. it wasn't enough. lindsey vonn returning to the slopes since 2010. falling short of landing on the podium. nathan chen proved himself capable of a record-breaking skate. >> let's get this party started, nathan. >> reporter: a night of near redemption for american figure skater phenom nathan chen. chen bounced back turning up the heat in the free skate. >> gorgeous quad lutz.
>> and another quad toe. >> reporter: attempting six quad jumps. completing all but one cleanly. chen is the first man to land five quad jumps in plik coolymp competiti competition. chen's performance earning him the highest score of the night. >> i did as best as i could to catch up points. i won the long. that is a big accomplishment for me. onwards and upwards. >> reporter: behind chen, vincent zhou. and adam rippon getting the crowd going with his trademark passion, but lacking more technical jumps. finishing tenth. >> i was just so proud of what i was able to put out there. to come away from the olympic games and skate three clean programs is more than i could
have dreamed of. >> reporter: it was japan's yuzuru hanyu who defended his gold from sochi with the nearly flawless final skate. that ended with a blizzard of winnie the pooh bears. and javier fernandez earned spain the first medal ever. and her return to the slopes, lindsey vonn was looking for gold in the women's super g. skiing near perfect run for much of the course, the american went wide on the last turn. >> almost on the side. >> reporter: the first racer down the mountain, vonn dropped. >> you faced so many challenges. injuries and the winds today. good for you for competing and going for it. >> i have been waiting eight years for this.
i didn't thwawant to say i didn try hard enough. i pushed myself as hard as i could and i made a mistake. >> reporter: czechoslovakia's skier showed up later at her post race interviews in googles explains she had most makeup. i remember to see her take the gold. she stood after the finish line in stunned silence for a while. let's take a look at the latest medal count. norway is pulling away ahead here and the big news overnight. u.s. has fallen out of the top five. here's what you can look for tonight. ted ligety is going for his third gold medal in the giant slalom. biney will take the short track. guys. >> thank you. dylan is back with the national
forecast. besides that storm producing a lot of rain through the middle of the country that turns into the snowy evening and nighttime for the northeast, we also have another storm bringing heavy snow through the northern rockies. we could have several feet of snow in the area. we good morning. today we are under a first alert for areas north and west of philadelphia. look at the hour by hour model. as we run through the morning and early afternoon hours, you see the temperatures make their way into the 40s. it warms up the roadways. you see that moisture from the storm starting to move in by 5:00 p.m. now we have snow over the north and west. a mix farther south that continues through the night with highest accumulations north and west. latest forecast. >> thank you, dylan. still to come this morning, look who is in the house.
crushed the competition flying high in the history books with the epic final run. >> the return of the king. >> shaun white become the first snowbordard snowboarder to take home another olympic gold. >> we have two words for you. chloe kim. >> she conquered in her olympic debut. bringing home gold for team usa. >> 98.25. chloe kim. >> the youngest woman ever to win an olympic snowboarding medal. the daughter of south korean immigrants, kim dug into her food cravings as her home and host country celebrated her. >> finally down goes mikaela shiffrin. >> mikaela shiffrin glided in the gold medal finish in the
women's giant slalom. >> gold for mikaela shiffrin in pyeongchang. >> was unable to defend her title in sochi in the olympic event. >> and the first american woman to ever land a triple axel. mirai nagasu stunning the crowd, her teammates and herself. >> it was and all easy for the americans in the olympic games. >> oh, my goodness. >> this violent crash sent the japanese snowboarder to the hospital. the 16-year-old escaped serious injury. a hush fell over the crowd when emily sweeney lost control of her sled. with a little help, she managed
to walk across the finish line to a big round of applause. and the team that knits together stays together. >> we want to keep things lightheart lighthearted. no unnecessary chitchat. >> instead of spins, slips and slides. the swedish snowboarding teams opted for knit and pearl to relieve stress. >> it is a team effort. >> did they make that scarf? i want that scarf he had. >> they should sell the items. >> team that knits together stays together. >> it calms your nerves. still ahead on saturday morning on "today," the special edition, u.s. skater nathan chen here after landing that record six quads. >> and former olympic champion scott hamilton with the lives
25 in blue bell. 29 in philadelphia. these temperatures will pick up to the upper 30s and even a spot 40 here or there. mostly south, as we get into the afternoon hours. that's important because of what i'm showing you here. on radar and satellite, now currently it's clear, a sunny start. get out and run your errands. by midday and into tonight, the system will be moving over us. it's going to bring that mixture of rain and snow. rain mostly for areas like southern delaware and south jersey and snow mixing in over the i-95 corridor. it's the areas knot and west, the pennsylvania suburbs, our first alert has been issued. from the 6:00 tonight through 5:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. 3 to 6 inches of heavy wet snow expected around 8:00 p.m. tonight, right when you may have evening plans. heavier snow starting to accumulate.
that leads to slippery conditions that have triggered the alert. tomorrow we dry out and warm up. >> thank you. wherever you go, take our app with you. you wican use your interactive radar to know when snow is moving in and out of your neighborhood. >> look at this home that collapsed in north philadelphia. the three story home on north 23rd street starting crumbling around 1:00 this morning. inv investigators are trying to figure out what caused it to collapse. and marijuana dispensaries will open later this morning. the new dispensaries can legally sell marijuana product only to patients who have registered under a new state program. stay tuned. the "today" show is coming back.
we are back on this saturday morning, february 17th, 2018. you are looking live at the u.s. men's hockey team playing the olympic athletes of russia. that game just getting under way a short time ago. coming up, there he is right there. we will introduce you to that guy. jordan greenway is his name. he is making history in a big way here in pyeongchang. >> you got out on the ice with him? >> i did. it did not go well. >> shut that one down. we will have more from the olympics coming up. including a live interview with skater nathan chen. can't wait to talk to him. let's start this half hour with the check of the headlines.
the stunning indictment by special counsel robert mueller. >> the defendants allegedly conducted what they called information warfare against the united states. >> bombshell indictments. special counsel robert mueller's team indicting 13 russians and 3 russian companies for interference on telection on social media and in real life. as the white house doubles down on their claim there was no collusion between the trump campaign and russia. paying tribute. >> very sad. >> president trump visits members of the florida community rocked by the horrific school shooting. >> a knife stabbing my heart. >> as outrage over the stunning admission that the fbi was tipped off about the shooter nikolas cruz, but failed to acts. >> they failed us.
it is heart brabreakingheartbre 14 minutes into the spacewa spacewalk. >> out of this world. astronauts outside of the international space station to fix the robotic arm. slashing records. >> you get to decide. >> "black panther" now on pace to top the february opening of all time. and coming up short. lindsey vonn misses out on the medal in the super g during her return to the olympic games. starts off with amazing quad. >> and yuzuru hanyu dazzles to defend his sochi gold. >> almost everybody on their feet. here comes winnie the pooh bears. >> today, saturday, february 17th, 2018. >> great day of action.
let's bring in u.s. skater nathan chen. you saw the unbelievable performance in the free skate hours ago. landing a record five quads. he attempted six. it helped him move up the leaderboard. nathan is with us this morning. congratulations. >> thank you. >> can i give you a hug? everybody around me says they want to give you a hug. it started off rough this week. you attempted six quads. you landed five. you made history. what was the mind set going into today? >> just put yesterday behind me. every day is a new day. honestly i want to enjoy my experience at the olympics. savor the moments on the ice. have as great a skate as i possibly could have. i did. >> you made us proud. >> five quads. how much of that is motivated by what happened during the short program? >> i had nothing to lose at that
point. i already made all of the mistakes in the short program. at this point, if i had a couple mover fal more falls, it would not change anything. >> when did you decide? i read you didn't tell him. >> i didn't. it was an idea. we thought about it for a while. at the end of the day, it was a game time decision. >> i'm looking over at your family here off to the side. i know your mom was a big pusher. she said go for it. >> definitely. she is always supporting me to push myself to the limit. try the most difficult program. she knows i'm cape able of doin it. she supports that. >> you, when you were 7 years old, we have seen this clip a number of times. you predicted you would be here in 2018. you did it. do you have a prediction for beijing in 2022? >> 10-year-old nathan is confident. i mean, i think so.
i'll set my sights for 2022. i'll take it day by day. i have another competition coming up in a month and a half. that's the next goal for me. we'll move on from there. >> what will you leave feeling? how will you feel when you leave pyeongchang? >> i mean i'm so glad i was able to put out a program like that before i finished competing. i wouldn't want to have my olympic experience end with the two short programs. this is an amazing experience sdplch. >> off the ice, what is your favorite part. >> the unity of the olympics. getting together at meal times and everyone having a great time. it is amazing. >> i love seeing the cutaways on the couch with the two japanese and javier joining you. >> my phone was blowing up. between instagram and twitter
and texting family and friends. they were all cheering me on. the amount of support i got was incredible. that helped me. >> we applaud you. you made us proud. the comeback king as well as the quad king. >> thank you. >> well done. >> safe travels. coming up, we will talk to nathan's teammate adam rippon. >> dylan has another check of the weather. >> we have a fun crowd out here this morning. >> i love you, too, girls. where are you from? >> i'm from texas. >> are you having fun out here? >> yeah. >> what about you? are you having fun? >> yeah. >> we're all having fun. let's take a look at the weather going on. it is really not that cold right here. back in the pacific northwest, we are watching a storm system that will turn into a big snowmaker from montana and into oel idaho.
we have winter storm watches and warnings. we could see up to 2 feet of snow. wind advisories with winds up near 85 miles an hour. it will get dangerous if you are in the mountain passes. this is a mostly sunday storm and moving into monday. it will turn more into a rainmaker for the middle of the country. good morning. i'm first alert meteorologist. areas north and west of philadelphia, an hour by hour model. as we run through the morning and early afternoon hour, you see the temperatures make their way into the 40s. it helps warm up the roadways. you'll see the moisture from our storm starting to move in by 5:00 p.m. now we have snow over the north and wests. a mikt south, and that's going to continue into the overnight with highest accumulations north and west. they say it takes a village to raise to raise an olympic athlete. here's the village.
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welcome back to pyeongchang. we're back with a fixture of the winter olympics. olympian scott hamilton. >> he is actually calling his eighth olympic games. he tweeted his encouragement for nathan chen. i respect you. i admire you. i believe in you. today was a difficult day. tomorrow is up to you. whether on or off the ice, scott brings expertise and enthusiasm for the craft and his love for individuals overcoming the odds. >> one, two, three. >> scott hamilton defines his life by using his attitude to overcome. >> my first nationals, i fell five times and came in dead last. humiliated dead last. next year i'll get them. came in last again. >> his olympic greatness came at
the sarejavo games in 1984. he is bringing expertise and optimism to a new generation. the ford ice center in nashville, tennessee is a partnership with hamilton and the hometown nashville predators of the nhl. it is home to the scott hamilton skating academy. >> you are teaching kids to figure skate? is this where you thought you would be 30 years ago? >> no. i had no idea where i would be 30 years ago. i was hoping to be alive. >> hamilton's resiliency has been tested by struggles with cancer. >> 1997 rolls around. you get health news. testicular cancer. when you heard that from the doct doctor, what goes through your mind? >> fear. extraordinary fear. i lost my mom 20 years before almost to the day i find out. the fear was unbelievable. you know, it is really a weird
thing that happened. all that fear was instantly replaced with a sense of determination. you know what? i want to get back on the ice. i don't want this to be the end. i want this to be the beginning of something else. >> what began was a family. meeting his wife tracy in 2002. cancer wasn't done with him. hamilton had three dyiiagnosis brain tumors. >> scott, is it lost on you that you are a four-time cancer survivor? >> to survive anything. i met my wife. became a father. that wouldn't have happened without cancer. you know? i look at every one of these things in its own way is there is always something on the other side if we choose for that to happen. >> already the parents of two children. scott and tracy made another
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♪ ♪ here comes the man, ♪ here comes the man, ♪ here comes the man ♪ here comes the man, ♪ here comes the man ♪ here comes the man live look at olympic park. welcome back to pyeongchang on saturday morning. so many inspiring stories from the winter olympics. this one really caught our attention. >> an american bobsledder who
trained to compete while he was in combat. he is one of the group of u.s. soldiers hoping for gold on the bobsled track here in pyeongchang. nbc's hans nichols has the story. >> reporter: sergeant first class nate weber is not the typical olympian. before he pushed the bobsled, he had to train in sands of afghanistan. weber prepared for the olympics deployed pushing military vehicles and sprinting down dusty roads and pulling anything he could find. he even worked out while under fire from the taliban. >> i get little pieces of metal hitting me in the arm and face. i need to go stand up against a wall. i need to not be out in the open. then as i stand there, it hit me. my adrenaline gets going. i bet i could run really fast. >> you used the adrenaline of comb combat? >> yes. >> for the 30-year-old father of
two girls, the road to pyeongchang has detours. one of the highest hurdles, finding shade in the scorching heat. >> it is 130 degrees out. you could not touch the bar. >> the biggest challenge for most olympic hopefuls is making the team. weber dealt with the loss of his friend. staff sergeant adam thomas on the battle field. >> i was tasked with bringing him home to his wife. that was one of the hardest things that i have ever had to do. >> reporter: before every practice, weber wears a reminder to keep his memory alive. >> i want him there with me on the top of the hill when we race. >> reporter: weber is joined by two others who traded their army camo for red, white and blues. now, fine tuning their bodies for a different mission. what is harder? basic training or olympics? >> i would say basic training is
harder. >> i would say training for the olympics. here, there is no one to tell you to do it. >> one thing they all agree on? >> we always pump each other. we are going back and forth. >> reporter: their comradery is similar to another olympic bobsled team. "cool running" accurate? >> i have not seen an egg yet in my decade in the sport. >> picking up a four-man bobsled and carrying it your shoulders? not happening. >> reporter: they hope their military background will help win hardware for team usa. for weber whose deployment kept him away from the family, he plans to fly his girls to south korea and plans to look for them after he crosses the finish line. for "today," hans nichols nbc
news. >> they compete next saturday. up next. adam rippon put his heart on the ice. adam is still smiling this morning. we cannot wait to talk to him about what his first olympic experience has been like. i can tell you, spoiler alert, he is enjoying it. first this is "today" on nbc. [narrator] look around. if our world isn't stuck in the past, why is higher education?
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alert. it's for accumulating snow. starting tonight at 6:00 lasting through 5:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. 3 to 6 inches of heavy wet snow possible. that means slippery travel. if you have the date night planned tonight in these areas, i'd say skip it. it is going to come down in a heavy clip for a period of time. right now a clear picture. sunshine, but soon enough the clouds will increase and the system makes its way over us. that provides the rain and snow. here's the weekend time line rundown. dry in the morning. quickly rain turns to snow along the northern half of the viewing area. that's when it may be heavy at times. sunday morning the system as exited and we're just cold to start sunday. >> wherever you end up this weekend, maybe you're going to stay indoors or you're heading up to the slopes, take our nbc 10 app with you.
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good morning. bombshell indictment. special counsel robert mueller announcing new charges accusing 13 russians and 3 russian companies interfering in the 2016 election. the indictment reading like a spy thriller. carrying out attacks on social media and in real life. president trump says this does not conclude this trump campaign collusion. could the attack have been stopped? the fbi admitted it mishandled the tip on the shooter as the funerals get under way. florida's governor calls on the fbi director to resign.
a live look at olympic park in pyeongchang. welcome back on a saturday morning. here in south korea. it is the last day of the lunar new year. >> i forget how to say it in korean. i said it so many times. >> you said it that many times? >> they are trying to keateach . it is very long. somebody in the crowd can help me. happy new year. it is the year of the dog. >> we will have a good year. a celebration here in the broadcast. we have a lot to get to this morning. including an update on the action here in pyeongchang. let's start with the developments in parkland, florida. the scene of the latest tragic
school shooting. president trump visiting first responders and victims hours after the fbi announced it botched a tip that was called in about the shooter. could this tragedy have been avoided? nbc's maya rodriguez is in parkland where a memorial to the victims is growing this morning. maya, good morning. >> reporter: this weekend is bringing painful reminders, craig, of the lives lost in the school shooting on wednesday. including the memorial here set up behind me. it was originally at the nearby town meant to honor victims of sandy hook. it was brought to parkland after wednesday's shooting. there have been some funerals for the 17 victims which had taken place. others are planned. the defense team for the accused shooter, 19-year-old nikolas cruz, says he would take a plea deal for a life sentence. cruz reminds behind bars on 17 counts of premeditated murder.
president trump stopped by an area hospital to meet with victims and medical personnel who treated them. he stopped by last night by the broward county sheriff's office to thank them for their response to the shooting. in the meantime, marjory stoneman douglas high school remains close ad at this time. craig. >> maya rodriguez for us in parkland. thank you. now to another major story. special counsel robert mueller indicting 13 russians on friday as well as 3 companies for coordinated plan to interfere with the 2016 presidential election. president trump is tweeting that this proves there was no collusion, but does it? nbc's kelly o'donnell is following it all from the president's estate. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. the president has not spoken about this in part because he was in the setting of visiting
the victims of the florida school shooting. he did not speak about it. this was a stunning indictment. 13 russians and 3 russian companies charged with defrauding the u.s. government for interfering in the 2016 election. the details are stunning. this was a fewell financed and organized operation. russians pretended to use u.s. identities to be political activists. they hired americans to stage rallies and carry signs and even to dress up in unflattering hillary clinton costumes. they did it to sow discord in the process and helping the trump campaign and denigrating clinton and messing with other campaigns and the system overall. this involved social media, but an in-person component as well. the americans who actually were working with the russians did not know russians were behind it. they were unwitting
participants. including some of the trump campaign or trump supporters. the president did tweet this was an anti-u.s. operation and he said that means the trump campaign did nothing wrong. prosecutors have not gone that far. natalie. >> all right. kelly, thank you. now to all of the action here in the olympic games. a bit of a disappointing day for team usa. nbc's keir simmons has the latest on all of that. keir, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, craig. we got good news for team usa in the medal count. we will get to that in a moment. all eyes on lindsey vonn overnight. the skiing icon returning to the olympics for the first time in eight years. coming up short. telling me earlier she pushed herself as hard as she could. nathan chen, the 18-year-old figure skater, dazzled the crowd after stumbling this week. >> let's get this party started, nathan. >> reporter: on the ice, a night of near redemption for american
figure skater nathan chen. after a disastrous pair of falls in the short program, chen bounced back. turning up the heat in the free skate. >> gorgeous quad lutz. >> another quad toe. >> reporter: attempting six quad jumps. completing all but one cleanly. chen holds the record for the first man to land five quad jumps in olympic competition. >> nathan chen is still the quad king. >> reporter: chen's inn spiefrd p -- inspired performance. >> i want to be on top of the podium. >> reporter: teammate vincent zhou. landing five and good enough for sixth place. and adam rippon. a fan favorite, getting the crowd going, with his trademark passion, but lacking technical
jumps. finishing tenth. >> i was proud of what i was able to put out there. to come away from the olympic games and skate three clean programs is more than i could have dreamed. >> reporter: it was japan's yuzuru hanyu who defended his gold from sochi with a near flawless final skate. >> starts off with amazing quad. >> reporter: that ended with a blizzard of winnie the pooh bears from his fans. and japan took the silver and javier fernandez earned spain the first medal ever. and returning to the olympic slopes, lindsey vonn was looking for gold in the women's super g. skiing a near perfect one for much of the course, the american went wide on one of the last turns. the first racer down the mountain, vonn finished tied for sixth. >> you faced so many challenges. >> i have been waiting eight years. i did not want to come to the
finish and say i did not try hard enough or push myself hard infor enough. >> reporter: the czechoslovakia skier was the surprise winner. stunning herself. the 22-year-old was racing on skis borrowed from mikaela shiffrin. she showed up at the press conference in googles claiming she had no makeup on. the u.s. picked up another one with john-henry krueger taking silver in the speed skating. norway has pulled ahead come nig dominating the games. you can look for ted ligety in the giant slalom. maame biney will skate in short track. guys. >> krueger. his mother, by the way, from
pittsburgh. his mother can be seen waving one of the terrible towels. >> it worked. >> it did. congrats. this morning, from the series "breaking through today" in honor of black history month, we are looking at african-americans breaking down barriers and making their mark. >> making history is jordan greenway. the first african-american player on the u.s. ice hockey team. he and his team are playing against applicaolympic athletes russia. he hopes others will follow in his footsteps. >> i love playing the game. i'm honored it is me. hopefully i'm the first of many. >> not a lot of folks can say they represented team usa. here you are part of black history now. it is a big deal.
>> it is. it is. >> in december, jordan greenway got the exciting news. after years of hard work and daily practice to the greatest passion, his dream came true. a spot on team usa in south korea. how did it make you feel? >> i don't think it has hit me yet. the best christmas present i got. special moment. there may be pressure that comes with it, but i'll go over and give my best effort for sure. like i always have. continue to do what i have done to get me this far. >> before the olympics, jordan represented the united states in three world championships winning two gold medals. >> i have been fortunate enough to play for team usa. the world juniors and world championships. every time you put on a usa sweater and represent the country, it is an unbelievable experience. >> in 2015, jordan was a second round pick of the nhl minnesota wild. now a junior at boston university. the 20-year-old plays forward.
jordan powers on the ice at 6'7" and 240 pounds. >> how does this translate to advantage on the ice? >> you know, create space for myself and my linemates and gets to the net. i take up more space. it is hard to get around me. >> you don't get pushed around a lot? >> not a ton. every once and a while. >> when you looked around, you say not a lot of people on the ice here look like me. >> i think i always kind of knew. the area is not filled with a lot of african-americans. >> he grew up in canton, new york. near the canadian border. >> everyone plays hockey. i just grew up on skates at a young age. i loved doing it.
>> at 14, he wanted to go to a prep school to play hockey. so he had to make a deal with his mom. >> she told me she would help pay for the costs and get through all of it if i had my college paid for and was able to get an education. i owe her all of the credit in the world. she always helped and supported me. >> ice hockey runs in the family. his young ee eer brother james for the undiversity of wisconsi. >> he plays defense. >> i gave you an opportunity to say i'm the better player. that speaks volumes. >> he does well. he is a great player. >> oh, good. this puck just happens to be here. make sure you are rolling. this will only last five minutes. back in the day when i used to play, i had this move. i don't know if you heard of it. i can't even -- let me tell you, this is hard. this is much harder than it
looks. >> it is not easy. >> am i gripping it right? >> i think you got the right knee bend. >> and just back and boom. just like that? >> yeah, yeah, yeah. >> by being the first african-american on team usa ice hockey, jordan is breaking through hoping to inspire on the ice. >> you know, all of a sudden you are a role model. >> it is an honor i'm able to inspire kids. african-american kids trying to do something different. hopefully i can bring them motivation and inspiration. >> he's a good kid. almost drafted by the minnesota wild. >> great. >> his brother is also a college hockey player as well. >> plays boston? >> no. he plays in wisconsin. those guys are playing right now. playing russian team. they lost the first game. they won the second game. >> fingers crossed.
go, guys! dylan, a check of the weather. >> take a look at this crowd here. i love a saturday night in pyeongchang. so let's take a look at what you can expect for your saturday night. once it gets there. we are going to see the rain move from the midwest and spread east. it is a very fast moving storm. by sunday afternoon, it will be gone. we do have winter weather advisories and warnings. up to 45 million people at risk for heavy snow. the rain/snow line will set up near new york city. that plays a role in who sees what. we could end up with heavy snow falling across parts of pennsylvania and up across new york and new england with 4 to 7 inches of snow. especially north of new york city and new england. again, it is g good morning. i'm first alert meteorologist
krystal. a first alert through areas of philadelphia. early and morning afternoon hours, temperatures get into the 40s. that warms up the roadways. you see the moisture starting to move in by 5:00 p.m. we have snow over the north and west neighborhoods. a mix farther south. that's going to continue into the overnight hours with highest accumulations north and west. and that's your latest forecast. guys. >> dylan, thank you. coming up, we will talk live to team usa team usa's adam rippon. he is having a good time. >> we have had a good time watching him as well. also, could snow volleyball be the newest olympic sport in 2022? we have been out there playing it. >> i
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to ecstasy scale. silver medalist got 4.8. bronze medalist got happier on the scale. this comes from counter factual thinking. those with silver medal envision of how they could have won gold. bronze medaling not picturing at all. >> what does it look for 10? >> is 10:be the best? >> one would think so. >> i think shaun white's reaction. tears and crying. >> we'll never know. okay. this is fun. to volleyball be -- could volleyball be headed to the winter olympics? a new exhibit has people trading in sand for snow. i introduce you to snow volleyball. volleyball players gathered in south korea to showcase the viability as a winter olympic
sport. wearing a few more layers than usual. you know, we actually are lucky. we have a snow volleyball champion in the house. miss natalie morales. >> it is amazing. a fun thing. i don't know if it will ever be an olympic sport. i'm short. a foot too short. >> we had fun after that. that was fun. >> there are pictures on instagram. still to come, a tale of two koreas. what the south thinks of the north being at the olympic games. but first this is "today" on nbc.
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30 in philadelphia. 21 in millville. the numbers will bump up to above freezing by the afternoon. roadways will be warm enough. everything that starts to fall tonight will first melt. then stick. look at radar and satellite. clear. sunny across the region. not long before this makes its way to us. that will bring us rain and snow. a mix over the i-95 corridor. we're under a first alert for accumulating snow over the pennsylvania suburbs and lehigh valley. it goes through 5:00 p.m. a.m. sunday morning. periods of heavier snow possible. it will lead to about 3 to 6 inches of total rain especially on the surfaces that have not been treated. that's going to lead with slippery travel through tonight and tomorrow morning. >> wherever you go this weekend,
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♪ we are back on saturday morning on saturday, february 17th, 2018. it is nighttime in pyeongchang. a lot of people milling around out here in olympic park. one reason for the big crowd right now, u.s. men claim olympic athletes of russia behind us. these are the people who could not get tickets. >> they got tickets to see us. yes! >> best ticket in town. >> it's free. >> still to come in this half hour of "today" a really eye opening conversation i had with several south korean 20 somethings about their view of what it is like to have north
korea at the games here in pyeongchang. there is so much to do here in pyeongchang. especially when you take in the region's rich natural beauty. i'll give you a cool look of the fun to be had here. spoiler alert. there are bats. >> you were in a cave? >> i didn't know there were bats in the cave until we were on the way out. also, we are rolling up our sleeves and make a korean favorite. it is fried chicken. this is not the fried chicken you are used to and beer. first, let's bring in the most enthusiastic members of team usa. adam rippon. he had quite a week in pyeongchang and incredible performance at the olympic games. going home with the team bronze. of a adam, good morning. >> good morning. >> you are done. you get to celebrate. >> i'm so excited to be here with you guys today. i actually came for the fried
chicken. >> you are helping us with the cooking segment. now you can have a drink now you are not competing. >> now i'm not competing, i will do that. >> what is the week like for you? from the outside looking in, it would seem if you had the most fun of any olympic athlete. is that an ak raccurate assessm? >> i would say i had the most fun of any human on the planet this week. i just had an anmazing time. the outpouring of support from the world and my friends britney spears and reese witherspoon. i love it. >> everybody was talking about it. when you finish your performance today, we were all in tears. you were in tears and overjoyed. >> six years ago, i didn't have a dollar to my name. i was living in my coach's basement. i worked my butt off every day.
i'll work it out. i'll work really hard every day. i did that. this is like the celebration of all of that hard work. >> how are you able to let go of your nerves? i was telling you earlier, i had the flu and watching from my room. there is something relaxing watching you. i want it to play on repeat over and over again. >> it is i have a good dentist and that's all it is. it's tricks. >> it gives you the confidence. >> you told mike tirico you wanted a xanax and drink before each performance. >> i did. >> you didn't show that on the ice. >> that's what i channel. >> you channel well. >> thank you. >> what's next for you? you are 28. unfortunately in skating terms, that means, you know, elderly? is that an overstatement? >> i'm no nathan chen, but i don't know.
what's next? >> i think you will be with us at nbc and helping -- commentating. >> i could see us on the screen right now. >> are you offering him a job? >> this looks like a pretty good fit. >> natalie morales just said eyebrows on fleek. >> it is all about the eyebrows. >> you made our country proud this week. thank you. >> thank you. >> great job. >> adam rippon, everybody. >> team hugs. dylan, final check of the weather. >> let's see what is going here in pyeongchang. let's look at this week where temperatures are not going to get too cold. look at the forecast along the coast. we will be in the 30s and 40s. up in the mountains, wind doesn't look like it will be a factor until middle of the week. it doesn't look like it will be too bad. wednesday i would say the worst
day at 30 degrees. other than that, it will be much better than it has been. elsewhere across the u.s., we are going to see the storm system produce rain down through tennessee and turns into a snowstorm for the northeast. mostly later in the day saturday and into sunday morning. that will pull away. we could end up with a widespread 4 good morning. today we are under a first alert for areas knot and west of philadelphia. take a look at the hour by hour. as we run through the morning and early afternoon hours, you see the temperatures make their way into the 40s. it warms up the roadways. you also see the moisture from the storm starting to move in by 5:00 p.m. now we have snow over the north and west neighborhoods. a mix south. that's going to continue into the overhours with highest accumulations and west. and that's your latestt forecast. >> natalie, if we train him, he
should read the tease. >> go ahead. >> dylan, thanks. >> you can keep going. >> coming up next, dylan takes us on a tour of some of pyeongchang's adventurous spots. but first these messages. >> you nailed it. i get how light bladder leaks can impact life. so does poise®. from pads and liners that keep you comfortably protected, to impressa®, which helps stop leaks pad-free. you have the freedom to own every moment.
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more than a week now. in between working and taking in events, some of us are getting a chance to experience what this area has to offer. >> it has been awesome. pyeongchang is known for the beautiful vistas and ski slopes. there is so much more to see as i quickly found out. world class competition may be the main draw here these days, but visitors to pyeongchang quickly discovered this region's greatest asset is the natural beautiful. hidden between the mountains, a treasure waiting to be discovered. >> now this is the outfit i was looking forward to seeing. this is quite the adventure. this water is crystal clear. so this is the cave which means white dragon. there's a bat on the door. >> shortly after entering the
cave, i realize this is not for the faint of heart. tight is an understatement. >> glad i'm small. >> reporter: the payoff is worth it. >> it's huge. how is this all created? >> translator: water discovered the rock tens of millions of years ago. >> are there animals in the k s caves? >> translator: there are 50 million insects and bats. >> bats? i don't know that. >> translator: come closer. >> turns out we were surrounded. let's get out of here. let's go. >> reporter: next stop, pyeongchang's annual trout festival. >> what is special about trout and fishing in the area? >> korean families enjoy fishing together. >> i'll go right down that hole. i see it. i see it.
i feel like i fit in. i think i have something. look. hello, fish. that was so fast. what's your secret? i'm stealing techniques. i think i have one. what do i do? >> the first time i tried? >> here it comes. yay. i got one. now what? i got dinner. >> reporter: we moved to the coast to the zip line. i am very nervous. it's a big drop. you sure this is enough? i don't even like bridges. i don't want to do it. yay! i did it. yes! >> took me a long time to go down that, but i want to say didn't you go ice fishing? >> a few weeks ago in minneapolis. >> how big was the fish you
caught? >> that is the fish roker caught. that's roker fish. >> you got skills. >> mine was this big. >> that's a bigger fish. i'm willing to bet a handsome sum of money you did not catch that fish. >> i was out there for an hour. i caught that fish. >> i thought you were afraid of heights. >> it took me 45 minutes to go down. i was terrified. coming up, my conversation with young south koreans on what it means to them to have north korea at the winter games. but first this is "today" on nbc.
diplomatic. >> it was weeks ago that north korea decided to join the olympics. we wanted to know how south koreans viewed their neighbors participation. >> korea. >> a dramatic opening display. north and south koreans walking side by side. symbolism hard to ignore. two countries and one flag and for a moment, peace. a change after decades long tension. some younger south koreans i met are skeptical. >> you prepare the dinner and put the table top on top and took credit for the meal we prepared. >> north korea did? >> because it was so last minute. they just decided they wanted to come a month before. >> i sat down with park su-yun and kim yung-jun. all south koreans in the 20s
with the strong opinions about the neighbors to the north. >> a lot of korea members were rooted out because we had to put north korean team members in. >> and players on the ice to their cheerleaders in the stands. all eyes on north korea during the olympics. at times, a curious sight. for many here, an empty gesture. >> promoting their dictator. the king. the emperor of north korea kim jong un. >> even media coverage caring more about kim jong un's sister had for lunch and dinner and transporting from seoul and how much effort and what the south korean athletes or athletes in general put into it. >> south korea's younger generation is a politically active one. last spring, they took to the streets that eventually ousted
park hung hhae. this is all part of an effort to seek a diplomatic solution to the north korean nuclear crisis. here as north and south competes together a together, the idea of one korea for many in the south is complicated. >> we try to achieve unification, it becomes a heavy burden to us. >> how do you view north koreans generally? >> we developed a different identity and affiliation. because of that personally i don't feel connected. >> for su, she attended school in the united states, renewed hopes her country is not defined by the division. >> what do americans get wrong about this part of the workld?
>> when they hear south korea or korea in general, are you scared? >> you think we overhy-hype it? >> i don't think it affects the lives of the south koreans on a daily nature like you assume. >> we are vibrant and energetic. i'm proud of being one of the members of korea. >> they are also extremely proud of hosting the winter games. this was, of course, the third try for south korea. the young people i met were excited to have the world in their backyard. >> fascinating conversation. interesting to hear their perspectives. coming up, look who will help us cook some fried chicken. korean style. adam rippon. maybe he will be the next chef. we're making fried chicken and we're making fried chicken and ♪ ♪ we're making fried chicken and
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amazing. best chicken i have had ever. let's start. >> what's this? >> basically, we don't use batter. we use corn starch or potato starch. >> what are we adding in. >> ginger. and salt. little bit of salt. pinch. pinch of pepper. mix it up. >> adam has it in his eyes. >> and the corn starch miakes i lighter? >> and crispier. >> i never thought to make that. >> and fry it up. >> that's it? >> that's it. we use neutral oil. vegetable oil. >> really, really hot oil. >> yeah. >> got that going there. >> once we fry it up, eight minutes at 160. it turns out like this. very light. very crispy. >> after you fry it, you let it sit. >> let it sit. you fry it one more time.
>> why? >> it gets it crispier. >> and the secret is in the sauce. >> the sauce. the sauce. the secret gochigen. >> what? >> gochigen. fermented red pepper paste. this is a little spicy. it has a little kick to it. we will mix it together. >> this goes in the pan? >> adam, you get in there. make yourself useful. >> i sense a cooking channel show for you. >> let's get this in. can you put this in? everything. >> this too? >> yes. >> dump it all in. >> brown sugar. >> red -- >> garlic. >> can we get this at the regular grocery? >> usually they sell it everywhere. you can go to your supermarket. >> you save these? >> that's for the garnish. >> look at you.
>> that is the soy sauce? >> right here. the vinegar. >> how long do we cook that? >> this is apple cider vinegar. >> you create a paste? >> yes. >> carmelizing. >> you have the sweet, savory and spicspicy. >> that will be delicious. >> this is here. it may be warm chicken, right? you want to try it. >> i have a feeling it will be cold fried chicken. >> go ahead. there we go. adam, you worked hard. >> wait. before you -- you put sesame seats on. >> i have been practicing. >> go ahead. >> i'll take some as well. >> great. >> nice. there we go. make it rain. >> korean fried chicken is served with beer? >> yes. >> here are the beers.
what beers? >> we have korean beer. >> that is delicious. >> we call this crihicken and beer. >> congratulations. that's your beer. big cheers. adam rippon. tomorrow on "sunday today," willie is sitting down with the back-to-back gold medalist. she will open up about how winning gold has changed her life. >> this is delicious. >> i enjoyed having you here. >> cheers my friend. >> great being here. >> enjoy your weekend.
good morning. >> just ahead on nbc 10 news today. get ready for a wet and wintry saturday night. our first alert radar is tracking rain and snow on the way. >> take a look. there it is, heading our direction. a mix of rain and snow and for some accumulating snow puts us under a first alert snow. we'll look at what you can expect coming up. a turning point in the russia investigation as 13 russians are indicted for allegedly meddling in the 2016 election. the president is tweeting about the charges. hello from the winter games in south korea. i'm keith jones from cheese steak to rocky, we asked here what they know about our beloved city of philadelphia. >> those stories and much more.
we are tracking rain and snow. you may want to rethink your plans for tonight. you can see fist alert radar shows wet and wintry weather. >> team usa hoping for better luck today. we'll take you to south korea coming up. more than a dozen russians under indictment after being accused of meddling in the election. this saturday, this is nbc 10 news today. >> it's just approaching 9:00 on this saturday morning. as you look outside, it's clear out right now. as we look at broad street from our campus camera, later today some things are going to change
with rain and snow beginning to move in. that's why we have declared a first astarting this evening. let's get over to our meteorologist with our most accurate forecast in town. >> yeah. that first alert just for parts of our area. looking to pennsylvania suburbs, lehigh valley, accumulating snow expected. starts at 6:00 tonight. goes through tomorrow morning. the snow will start earlier. some of the first flakes will melt as they hit the ground because today temperatures are warmer than freezing. even though it makes it to the surface, roadways are warmer. looking at 3 to 6 inches of heavy, wet snow. this is a good bit of accumulation in the areas. that's going to make for a sloppy and slippery travel for people that are out this evening. good news is by tomorrow things start to get better. a look at radar and satellite. a clear picture right now. sunshine. this is not going to last much longer. increasing clouds today. and then later this afternoon the rain will start to