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tonight, breaking news. the fbi bombshell for hillary clinton. revealing they will now investigate newly discovered e-mails. why now, 11 days before the election? and are the e-mails connected to clinton advisor huma abedin and her estranged husband anthony weiner? tonight, donald trump pouncing. also breaking, the fire engulfing a passenger plane at one of america's busiest airports. chaos in the cabin. passengers racing to escape. and we're on the scene tonight. the near disaster at another airport. and the new reveal late today. what happened in the cockpit of the campaign plane veering off the runway in new york? and, the urgent manhunt. the 911 calls just released. hunting for a killer who took aim at two police officers. >> we got shots fired.
>> we have new reporting right here. and the mom, the son, and the victory. who is our person of the week? good evening. we begin tonight with that fbi bombshell. as i mentioned, there are 11 days until the election, and millions of americans are already voting. and today, with hillary clinton in the air, flying to iowa, where the race is tied, the news breaks. the fbi director, revealing new e-mails have been discovered and will be investigated. anthony weiner's estranged wife, huma abedin had a device, and thousands of e-mails. pierre thomas tonight. >> reporter: hillary clinton stepping off that plane today, into a political nightmare.
>> any reaction to the fbi investigation? >> reporter: ignoring reporter questions about those newly discovered e-mails. her campaign stunned. abc news has learned it began inside the fbi yesterday morning. the firestorm set in motion during a highly confidential briefing by director james comey with senior agents. those agents came to him with explosive information that new e-mails had been discovered. comey decides further investigation is needed, and even though there is no evidence of wrongdoing by clinton, the director decides he has to tell congress. today, less than 24 hours later, with clinton flying to iowa, director comey drops the bombshell in a letter to congress. writing, in connection with an unrelated case, the fbi has learned of the existence of e-mails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation. he goes on to say they will determine whether they contain classified information. and stresses that the fbi cannot yet assess whether or not this material may be significant and he says he cannot predict how
long it will take to complete the investigation. and then, the second stunner. late today we learned that the investigation was reopened because of the criminal probe into anthony weiner. e-mails on a device shared by him and his estranged wife, clinton aide, huma abedin. sources tell abc news their shared device contained thousands of e-mails, and now the fbi must go through them to see whether the information on them was classified. >> and pierre is with us live. the clinton camp is saying the fbi director didn't explain enough today. will we hear from him before election day? >> reporter: a senior official tells me it's extremely unlikely
that investigation will be finished before election day. and the fbi announcement today catching republicans and democrats by surprise. hillary clinton and her aide, huma abedin, seen together on the plane. there was no wi-fi, so no one knew of the breaking headlines, not even the reporters on the plane. one of them, our own cecilia vega. >> reporter: when hillary clinton boarded her plane bound for iowa this morning, it seemed like a regular day on the campaign trail. onboard, clinton chatting with her top aides, including huma abedin. team clinton insisting they're running like underdogs. >> we are running as if we are behind. the polls are going to tighten. >> reporter: but while we were in the air, that political bombshell breaking on the ground below. we just got off the flight. there was no wi-fi onboard, all the way from new york to iowa. no one had any idea what was happening while we were in the air.
staffers were completely shocked. >> secretary clinton, any reaction to the fbi investigation? >> reporter: secretary clinton, any reaction to director comey reopening his investigation into your e-mails? so far, no comment from hillary clinton or her staffers. at her first rally, clinton still not addressing the news. but a standard line in her stump speech now taking on new meaning. >> donald trump says he can still win. and you know, he's right. anything can happen in an election. >> reporter: on tv, a top campaign official blasting the timing of today's announcement. >> it boggles the mind why this step was taken with just 11 days to go. we're 11 days out from election day. it is incumbent upon director comey to fill in the blanks and provide more information about what prompted him to send this letter today. >> reporter: in her final rally of the day, clinton addressing the october surprise no one saw coming. >> i know this has been such an unusual election.
i don't take anything, any place, or anyone for granted. i'm going to work as hard as i can to the end. >> and cecilia, we heard the outrage from a top campaign official. do they truly sense this could affect the outcome of the election? >> reporter: the outrage suggests they're nervous about this. they're furious it came 11 days before the election. they found out about this along with everyone else today. >> cecilia, thank you. donald trump, pouncing today after targeting the fbi director during the course of this campaign. trump now praising the fbi. and it comes just as the new abc news tracking poll shows the race between trump and clinton tightening to four points now,
this was before today's news. here's tom llamas. >> i need to open with a very critical breaking news announcement. >> reporter: tonight, donald trump celebrating that october surprise. >> they are reopening the case into her criminal and illegal conduct that threatens the security of the united states of america. we must not let her take her criminal scheme into the oval office. >> reporter: trump's new hampshire rally erupting. >> all: lock her up! lock her up! lock her up! >> reporter: trump has often raised questions about huma abedin, specifically because of her marriage to anthony weiner. >> i don't like huma going home at night and telling anthony weiner all of these secrets. >> reporter: he's also often attacked the fbi for not recommending charges against clinton.
>> the fbi and the department of justice are take -- letting clinton off the hook. >> reporter: but today -- >> they have the courage to right the horrible mistake they've made. it might not be as rigged as i thought, right? right? >> tom llamas with us live. this evening, donald trump once unhappy with the fbi, but making it clear, he's very happy now. they sense an opening. >> reporter: that's true. after weeks of negative headlines, they're jumping on this headline very hard. tweeting, a great day on the campaign trail just got better. >> let's bring in dan abrams. no question, this is a political
bombshell. any indication it will be a legal bombshell? >> that's much more of a long shot. remember when director comey decided not to indict hillary clinton. he said it has to be disloyalty to the country. that legal standard still exists, and as he said, the fbi can't yet assess whether the material will be significant. >> dan, thank you. there other news to get to on this friday night. to chicago now, a passenger plane bursting into flames on the runway. fire and black smoke pouring from under the wing. alex perez in chicago tonight. >> reporter: from the tarmac, passengers running from american air flight 383.
the entire right side of the massive plane in a ball of flames. >> american's engine caught fire. right on the rollout. >> reporter: inside the plane, sheer terror. people mob the aisles to get out. 161 passengers and 9 crew onboard. passenger hector cardenas recording his escape. out of the emergency exits, down the slides as the massive fire rages all around them. >> everybody was standing up, running. it was like the end of their lives. >> reporter: the 767 jet was headed for miami. officials first thought the plane blew a tire and had to abort. now, american says an engine related mechanical issue caused the fire. the fire, seen by passengers landing nearby. the towering smoke, visible from blocks away.
the entire right wing, melted. officials say at least 20 people on the plane are being treated for minor injuries. and now the pictures from ft. lauderdale. a fedex cargo plane exploding into flames on the runway. you can hear the gasps there. the landing gear collapsed as it was landing. we'll stay on this. and a dangerous close call for mike pence. his campaign plane skidding off the runway at new york's laguard laguardia airport last night. the plane pulled from the mud. federal investigators looking into the accident. we turn to a supposed church
under fire for its so-called miracle cure. doctors saying the church is preying on the desperate. brian ross confronting the church leader, and you'll see it. >> reporter: it's called the genesis ii church of health and healing. and 59-year-old mark grenon is the archbishop. claiming that what's in this bottle is a miracle cure for virtually any disease. >> from prostate cancer, to brain cancer, to autism. >> reporter: but as we found after buying and testing some of the miracle cure, called mms, there is nothing miraculous about it. basically a form of chlorine. >> mms is an industrial chemical. it's an industrial bleach. >> reporter: in fact, look what happened when we poured some of it undiluted onto a pair of jeans. to the outrage of parents, that's what the archbishop says should be given to children with
autism. >> you are doing it at the expense of these defenseless children. how can you not call that evil? >> reporter: the fda has received reports from across the country of violent, severe, unstoppable vomiting and diarrhea caused by drinking it. and the husband of sylvia nash says she died after taking a few drops of the miracle cure, told it would prevent malaria. >> mms did kill my wife. there's no question in my mind. >> reporter: an autopsy could not determine her cause of death. but the claims that the miracle cure actually harms people was not something the archbishop wanted to talk about. are you harming people with this do you think, sir? >> no, not at all. >> reporter: you're not. not at all. >> you're an actor, okay? >> reporter: i am a reporter. >> you're a piece of [ bleep ], as they say in spanish. >> quite the language from an archbishop. in the meantime, what is the government doing about this? >> reporter: one person is in jail. and we're told that anyone else that sells this as a cure,
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