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>> he's become more famous than me. >> fired fbi director just hours away from his bombshell testimony. did the president obstruct justice and say he was trying to free himself from the cloud of the russia investigation. comey's opening remarks, their one-on-one encounters. comey saying the president asked for loyalty and revealing he did repeatedly tell president trump he was not personally under investigation. trump's attorney now saying the president feels totally vindicated. this after a tense day of testimony on capitol hill. >> i don't mean that in a contentious way. >> well i do mean it in a contentious way. >> top intelligence officials refusing to answer questions as the man at the center of it all,
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fired national security adviser michael flynn, goes surfing. ♪ out on the verge of the rest of our lives ♪ and this morning, the warriors on the verge. golden state one win away from finals glory after dealing the cavs a crushing blow at home -- >> golden state stays perfect. >> the clutch shot from kevin durant that made all the difference. is king james about to be dethroned, and will the warriors take it all tomorrow? good morning, america. day 140 of the trump presidency, the biggest one yet, a once in a generation moment on capitol hill. the world will be watching when james comey tells his story. >> let's take a live look at the room where comey will testify just three hours from now. >> and right outside of that room people are already lining up, waiting to get into the hearing. look at that long line right there. all around the d.c. area, watch
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parties are popping up, even at the d.c. area bars. >> it will be a day filled with drama, high stakes for the white house and the country. we've never seen this kind of public showdown between a president and the fbi director he fired. comey's prepared testimony released last night is packed with vivid details about his meetings with trump, based on notes he took in real time. flatly contradicts trump's claim that he ever tried to influence the michael flynn investigation. trump says he feels totally vindicated. many more questions unanswered. >> in fact, here are some of the big questions comey will face today. does he think president trump was trying to obstruct justice. does he think he was fired for not shutting down the michael flynn probe. and why didn't he publicly reveal his concerns that trump was trying to influence the investigation. let's go straight to our senior justice correspondent, pierre thomas, in washington for the very latest. good morning, pierre. >> reporter: amy, good morning. the day is here. the fired fbi director breaks
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his silence, appearing in one of the most anticipated hearings in recent memory. he will make the case that he was under constant pressure from the president frustrated by the russia investigation who then fired him without notice. from the first time fbi director james comey met then president-elect donald trump, he was clearly leery. after a january intelligence briefing with trump, comey decided to type his thoughts on a laptop in an fbi vehicle outside trump tower the moment he walked out of the meeting. comey's dramatic testimony today is based on notes he took about encounters with trump that made him increasingly uneasy. >> he's become more famous than me. >> reporter: january 27th, five days after that now famous handshake, trump summons comey to a private dinner at the white house. comey says trump asked him if he wants to stay on the job. comey was suspicious, calling it strange, insisting it was an effort to create some sort of patronage relationship. he claims the president was blunt. i need loyalty.
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i expect loyalty. the exchange was awkward, according to comey. we simply looked at each other in silence. the white house denies it was a loyalty pledge. >> did the president implore him to pledge his loyalty to the president, is that true? >> no. >> that did not happen? >> no. >> reporter: february 14th, after a briefing with senior national security officials in the oval office, trump wants to speak to comey alone. comey says trump wants to talk about michael flynn who was forced to resign the previous day for lying about his contacts with russia. according to comey trump said, i hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting flynn go. he is a good guy. a hope you can let this go. comey was concerned, believing that this request was to drop the case. trump says it never happened. >> did you at any time urge former fbi director james comey in any way, shape or form to close or back down the investigation into michael flynn, and also, as you look back -- >> no.
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no. next question? >> reporter: comey says the pressure continued, that trump asked him in a phone call to publicly say that the president was not under investigation, to lift the cloud of the probe. trump specifically mentioning he had nothing to do with russia, had not been involved with hookers in russia, as alleged in unverified dossier. comey will acknowledge that on three different occasions that he did tell the president that he was not personally under investigation, but that's about the only thing the two men agree on. comey's associates tell us he's been stung by the abrupt firing, angered by the barrage of attacks coming from the white house. >> the rank and file of the fbi had lost confidence in their director. >> he's a show boat. he's a grandstander. >> reporter: comey is not the type of man who shrinks in the spotlight. he'll be determined, disciplined, but he can be emotional if provoked. >> thanks very much. the president can be emotional if he's provoked. let's get more from our chief
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white house correspondent jon karl. as we've seen, the white house seizing on that confirmation from comey that he did tell the president three times that he was not personally under investigation. >> reporter: and one extraordinary fact about this is the president had been asking comey for months to come out publicly and to say that he was not a subject of the investigation. comey had refused to do that, and then after he's fired, today in this hearing, he will say just that. we have a reaction from the president's personal attorney, mark kass awits. he says the president feels completely and totally vindicated. he is eager to continue and move forward with his agenda. of course, george, what comey says is not that he is not under investigation now. comey might not even know that, frankly. the investigation is now being run, of course, by robert mueller. >> right, but how is the white house going to handle the other contradictio contradictions. the president has said he did not ask for a pledge of loyalty. the president flatly denied
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those conversations about michael flynn. >> reporter: there's much else in this testimony that is both directly contradictory, you pointed out two big ones, and also embarrassing to the president. unclear how they'll respond. so far it seems that the white house is simply going to defer to the president's personal attorney. but george, if i were advising the white house reaction, i would look at the president's twitter feed. >> so far no tweets from the president. yesterday on capitol hill dan coats and admiral rogers stone walled the senate intelligence committee on what they told the president and what he told them. >> reporter: really an extraordinarily tense hearing, refusing to answer really basic questions, did the president ask either of those two top intelligence officials to interfere with the russia investigation. if the answer was no, it seemed that would be an easy answer to give. they refused to answer, upsetting democrats and republicans on that committee. >> not the end of the story there. jon karl, thanks very much. amy? >> george, james comey is not the only one the world will be
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watching closely this morning. lawmakers on both sides of the aisle reacting to comey's testimony and preparing to ask those high stakes questions. let's go straight to our congressional correspondent mary bruce in the committee hearing room on capitol hill for more on that. good morning, mary. >> reporter: good morning, amy. comey has yet to even be sworn in here but already his testimony has rocked capitol hill and sparked some key new questions. democrats are describing comey's account as devastating and shocking. even some republican leaders agree that it is inappropriate for the president to try and demand loyalty of his fbi director, but now they want to know more about these interactions. that's exactly what this hearing here today is all about. lawmakers here are going to be trying to drill into these interactions to try and glean the president's tone and intent as they try to get to the bottom of those big key questions. why was comey fired? was it because he didn't meet the president's demands, were other intelligence officials pressured to intervene, and was the president trying to obstruct
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the fbi's investigation. amy, just take a listen to how the top democrat over in the house investigation explained the stakes here today. >> obstruction of justice is certainly one possibility. >> this would be shocking and scandalous under the best of circumstances and we can't allow ourselves to become inured to, well, this is just how this president does business. that's not okay. >> mary, speaking to that, comey is not going to be the only one under the microscope today. a lot of eyes will be on lawmakers who will be grilling him. who are the ones to watch? >> reporter: mark warner, the top democrat on the committee is likely to try and drill into especially why comey was fired, whether these conversations he had with the president led to that abrupt exit. also come a la maris, the freshman democrat from california, a former prosecutor. he's been making her mark as one of the touchest questi etoughes.
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john brennan, roy blunt, they are likely to poke holes into comey's testimony and they'll give you a good look at the capitol. finally, john mccain will be here asking questions. he has not shied away from being tough on mr. comey and tough on the president. >> thanks very much. >> more from our chief legal analyst dan abrams and our chief political analyst michael dowd. do the facts laid out by comey along with everything else we know, lay it out for obstruction of justice in the investigation? >> first of all, anyone in federal law enforcement would tell you that if what james comey is saying is true, it's inappropriate. the question of obstruction of justice is a separate one. i don't think there's any individual piece here that anyone would say that in and of itself is going to lead to obstruction of justice. the question is, does the total picture here lead to a pattern
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which is from the moment that donald trump is meeting with james comey, the reason he's meeting with him, asking other people to leave the room when he does meet with him, and then from there ending up firing him and then pronouncing that the reason was, at least in part, because of russia. the question there is, when you look at all of that together, does that reach the level of obstruction. >> combined with what the president may have said to the director of national intelligence and his staff. we don't know whether robert mueller is actually investigating the president for obstruction of justice. >> that's right. some people are saying it's clear that comey is saying that he wasn't investigating trump so what are we talking about. we're now talking about what has happened since then. the fact that he's been fired since then. the president has talked about russia being on his mind since then. and the question then becomes how does that fit into the totality of the investigation. >> matt dowd, the president faces this hearing coming into a very tough political position.
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his approval numbers continue to fall. he is not trusted on this issue. >> well, the difference between donald trump today and where richard nixon was when the start of watergate and where ronald reagan was in the start of iran contra, both those presidents were 60% plus approval ratings. donald trump is in 30%. the only thing donald trump has going for him today is the fact that there's a wall of republicans that still haven't broken. now since they have the house and they have the senate, that's a big deal. until that starts to falter, then i think he's protected a bit in washington d.c., but out in the country there's serious questions. >> we'll get a clue from the republican questioning today. >> yeah, i think we're about to see. i mean, as dan said, there may not be a smoking gun in this but there's fingerprints, shell casings and powder burns, and sergeant friday is about to testify today and present just the facts. >> i knew you would come up with something. >> i wish i knew that line, that's a better line than any of mine.
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>> you'll have a chance later. i'll be anchor our live coverage starting at 10:00 eastern right here on abc. to get the latest reporting download the abc news app and sign up for breaking news alerts. the man at the middle of this investigation, former national security adviser michael flynn appears to be nowhere near washington, but the probe is still in full swing and our chief investigative correspondent brian ross is here with those details. >> reporter: good morning, amy. certainly at ground zero of the fbi investigation, the current most prominent target, the focus on the meddling with russia has extended to include his finances and work as a foreign agent for another country. when the going gets tough, general flynn goes surfing. this was the general on the beach with his sister in a photo posted this week by his son on twitter, seemingly free of any care about his role as a central figure in the drama playing out back in washington. >> well, he's a central figure because it now appears that he
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has taken money both from the russians and from the turkish government. >> reporter: flynn first came under investigation for his ties to russia during the campaign when he was donald trump's senior foreign policy adviser and a strident supporter. >> lock her up, that's right. that's right, lock her up. >> reporter: then after the election, during the transition, flynn failed to report that he had secretly met with the russian ambassador about sanctions, even lying about it to vice-president elect michael pence who unknowingly repeated the lie. >> they did not have a discussion contemporaneous with u.s. action. >> reporter: that discussion was at the heart of the investigation that president trump wanted then fbi director james comey to drop, according to the advanced copy of comey's testimony. quote, i hope you can see your way clear to letting this go. >> it appears that the president is really trying to isolate the investigation, really establish a fire wall around the white
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house by asking comey to drop the investigation. >> reporter: but the investigation of flynn now goes beyond just that meeting with the russian ambassador. there's also the $45,000 flynn famed to report for attending this dinner in moscow with russian president putin and $500,000 his consulting firm was paid for work benefitting the government of turkey which he only belatedly disclosed. >> if you're not honest about it, it can be a crime. and if you're not honest about it, it can lead to disclosures of the most sensitive information. >> reporter: flynn says he has devoted most of his life to this country and has done nothing wrong despite what the lawyer calls outrageous claims of free treason. >> turning now to michael, it's a different kind of a showdown, a big night in cleveland, the nba finals. >> well, it sure was if you're a golden state warriors fan, amy, because the warriors just celebrated a huge win in ohio
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last night. steph curry and kevin durant and golden state walking away with game three and abc's t.j. homes was there to see it all and is joining us now from quicken loans arena. good morning, t.j. >> reporter: good morning. last year in the nba finals the cavaliers had to make sure that beat these warriors. this year they're going to have to make history again and it's going to take a miracle because the warriors are just a game away from getting revenge. it doesn't just look likely. it looks inevitable. king james knocked down in game three of the nba finals. >> lebron ran into his teammate. >> reporter: a manufacturers nails it. >> they're an amazing team and on the road we got to find a way to dig deep and get it done and
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we did that. >> reporter: with three minutes remaining, the cavs were up by six. >> j.r. smith for three, bang! >> reporter: then the warriors reminded the cleveland crowd why they have made the finals the last three years. >> curry down the lane and finishes. >> reporter: scoring 11 unanswered points, taking the lead with this kevin durant three-pointer. >> kevin durant from downtown! >> reporter: over none other than lebron. >> golden state stays perfect. a crushing loss for the cavs. >> reporter: back in oakland, fans ignite. the cavs were hoping to turn the series around and capture the magic that led to last year's historic comeback. now back from a 3-0 deficit in a seven-game final series, never been done in the nba. >> this is a dramatic situation to be in. but it is what it is and we got to get ready for game four. >> reporter: all right, so there you have it, guys. again, last year we're looking at 3-1.
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that's never been done before in the nba finals. a 3-0 deficit has never been done in nba history in any level of the playoffs. there you got it, stacked against them, strahan, but we will be back for game four on friday night. proud team, proud city. believe land as they call it around here. >> you said it, we will be watching. game four in the nba finals is tomorrow at 9:00 p.m. eastern right here on abc. we're going to turn now to an incredible twister that was caught on camera. look at this tornado ripping through a farm in north dakota. and ginger -- yeah, that's amazing footage. ginger, this is just one of the twisters in the northern plains on several reported thankfully nobody hurt or injured, you can see this really in the middle of a field. this is southwest in grand force, the rotation was for the vertical. this certainly did. 15 to 20 inches of rain in just two days, this is deaf video florida, my aunt in ford allowed said her backyard is full of
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they got problems there, too, there's an accident on i95 southbound approaching marsh road. you see 495 between four and 20 miles an hour, tam >> we'll take a short break and come back with beautiful accu weather.
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♪ welcome back to "gma." you're looking live at the white house this morning, bracing for that bombshell testimony from fired fbi director james comey. it's just hours away on capitol hill, and people have been lining up outside all morning waiting to get in, and those doors are just opening now. >> standing room only this morning in washington. >> that's right. and as comey prepares to testimony, president trump is giving remarks to the faith and freedom coalition today, and then he'll be hosting an infrastructure summit at the white house with governors and mayors. >> so far unusually this morning he has stayed off twitter. lots more to talk about now with our congressional correspondent mary bruce in the committee hearing room on capitol hill, the hart senate office building. mary, a lot of questions yet to be answered by james comey in his first public testimony. >> reporter: george, in just a
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few hours james comey will be sitting behind me telling the american people his side of the story. we know that his opening testimony is going to be explosive, but just wait for the questions. that is where we're going to learn real insights into the president's actions. to start, comey says he had nine one-on-one conversations with the president, but in his testimony he only details five of them. lawmakers here are going to want to know what happened in those other conversations. there are also several key questions that comey has yet to address, including does he believe these conversations were recorded, as the president has suggested. why didn't he speak up more forcefully sooner. and the big one of course, why does comey himself believe he was fired. now, we've just learned that the top democrat here on the committee, mark warner, is going to praise comey as a straight shooter in his testimony but he's also likely to press comey on all of these issues, and so will the other lawmakers. >> mary bruce, thanks very much. turning now to that dramatic testimony in bill cosby's sexual
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assault trial. his accuser is back on the stand, grilled for hours. and abc's linsey davis is outside that courthouse with all the details. good morning, linsey. >> reporter: good morning, amy. sitting in court yesterday i couldn't help but think about the words of the former da who refused to prosecute this case in part because he said that andrea constand had ruined her own credibility and would not be believed by a jury. of course it's way too early to determine the impressions of the jury but andrea constand certainly held her own, and her mother who was a fiery pistol on the witness stand bolstered her account. andrea constand appeared composed and confident despite the defense's attempts to harp on her prior inconsistencies in her statements to police. >> i thought she was wonderful. she's maintaining her cool. >> reporter: in 2005, the then d.a. then refused to prosecute her case against bill cosby, citing constand's credibility as an issue. but during the more than seven hours of testimony spanning two
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days, the 44-year-old appeared unplus tered, recounting what she says happened in 2004 at cosby's pennsylvania home where she says the now 79-year-old drugged and sexually assaulted her. constand denied the defense's attempts to suggest that she and the comedian had a romantic relationship. she also explained the 5 3 calls she made after the alleged assault as simply returning his phone calls. >> this man is a trustee at temple. she works at temple. of course she's calling him back. >> reporter: as for her initial claim that the incident happened in march instead of january, she simply testified, i was mistaken. constand's mother also took the witness stand wednesday. at one point breaking down in tears, testifying that her daughter and cosby were good friends. she viewed him like a father. he is ten years older than even her own father. she went on to recount the first call she made to cosby to confront him about her daughter's allegations.
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during the two-hour call, she told the jury that cosby apologized and told her he was a sick man. the prosecution still has several more witnesses to call, including a close friend of andrea's, a toxicologist, and an expert on sexual abuse trauma. of course, they still plan to introduce that now infamous deposition that bill cosby gave more than a decade ago about giving quaaludes to women. amy. >> a lot more to come on that. thank you. let's bring in legal analysts nancy grace and dan abrams to talk more about this. we know constand completed her testimony. how do you think she held up during cross-examination? >> look, it appears she held up very well. if she hadn't, this case would be over. if she hadn't been able to withstand tough questions, there would be no chance of a conviction in this case. look, there are inconsistencies in her story. there are problems, and this was the time when she was going to be able to answer them. and as a result, i think that the prosecution still has a real
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shot here. >> nancy, overall, how do you think she did in terms of her testimony? >> at first i was very concerned about the cross-examination regarding the dates. she had her dates mixed up. but when i look back at her testimony, she did incredibly. and the more i listened to the testimony and the more i read about this case, i think it's going to strike the jury the same way. it brings back all the rape and sexual molestation cases i tried where the victim has such a feeling of helplessness and powerlessness. it's overwhelming, and i think these experts they're using to close their case are going to drive it all home. expert to people they don't want to accept what happed them. and a rig, to explain the effec benad
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consistent with to her. >> in the end though, i don't even know tha that much. it definitely shows a level of - because the bottom line , he agrees something happened ag happened. >> that that an incident occurred at a particular place.appen in january or n becomes less significant when everyone agreesnancy, do you th they're saving that deposition for last as a strategy, the prosecution? >> oh, yes, and that deposition, i'm telling you, it actually made me physically turn away from the page when i was reading it. the way he was so cavalier, so arrogant about using power, money, drugs to lure women. it was almost as if he were boasting about it.
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i imagine some members of the jury are going to have the same reaction that i had. >> dan, what does the defense need to do? >> the problem is he's not going to testify, right? so he's not going to be able to get up there and say in this case it wasn't quaaludes, in this case it was benadryl, and that's a problem. >> oh, like it matters. >> well, it does. look, nancy, this is not an easy case for prosecutors. you would agree with that, right? >> hmm. well, the first i was concerned, but after her testimony, i'm not as concerned now. what a jury is going to do with it, i don't know because it's bill cosby for pete's sake. everybody's dad, the good guy, it's hard to believe. >> yeah, i think this is still a tough case for prosecutors. i think andrea constand helped the prosecution's case a lot. but there was a reason that this case wasn't prosecuted -- >> and the mother, the mother, dan, what about the mother gianna. she got up there and let it rip. and she described that phone call, and you've got cosby offering to pay for the girl's
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education, to fly the mom and the daughter down to florida to discuss the incident. i mean, why would he do that? >> all right, well the trial is expected to continue. there's a lot more to talk about. nancy grace, thank you, we appreciate it. same to you, dan, as always. coming up in just two minutes, the classmates speak out. what they are revealing in court about that young woman accused of encouraging her friend to take his own life. the moment your realize your delicates no longer look delicate. at lowe's we have machines like samsung's new flexwash and flexdry. which allow you to do two different types of laundry at the same time, so you can keep your clothes in great condition. all projects have a starting point. start with lowe's. hurry into lowe's and get 10% off appliances $396 or more. in the mirror everyday. when i look when i look in the mirror everyday. everyday, i think how fortunate i am.
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back now with that bombshell testimony from the classmates of that young woman accused of encouraging her friend to take his life. abc's mara schiavocampo is outside the courthouse in massachusetts with the latest. good morning, mara. >> reporter: michael, good morning. prosecutors are saying she did it all to get attention from those classmates because she was lonely, sending her friend some 40 text messages encouraging suicide. well now, she's facing up to 20 years in prison.
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this morning, new testimony supporting massachusetts prosecuto prosecutor's claims 21-year-old michelle carter pushed 18-year-old conrad roy to commit suicide just so she could get attention. >> i was talking to him on the phone when he killed himself. i heard him die. i just wish i got him more help. >> reporter: four classmates taking the stand, showing carter used her boyfriend's death to generate sympathy as the grieving girlfriend. a friend testifying carter texted her, his death is my fault, like honestly, i could have stopped him. >> she begins to get the attention that she's been craving for. she has to make him kill himself so that she continues to get that attention and not be known as a liar. >> reporter: carter is facing involuntary manslaughter charges after roy died of carbon monoxide poisoning, locking himself inside his pick-up truck. in 2014, carter then 17, sending dozens of texts, encouraging roy to kill himself. if you want to do it as bad as
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you say you do, it's time to do it today. even telling him to get back in the truck when he gets nervous. and when he worries about his family suffering, carter reassuring him they'll get over it. but the defense says this is a case of suicide, not homicide, arguing roy was depressed, had tried to kill himself before, and researched ways to commit suicide online. >> the defense position is that her text messages are protected by the first amendment. their argument is that this is a suicide, not a murder, and that there should not have been criminal charges filed against their client. >> reporter: now, there's no word yet on whether or not carter will take the stand in her own defense. she did wave her right to a jury trial so the judge alone will decide her fate. michael, this trial is expected to wrap up next week. >> thank you, mara. horrific story. >> hard to watch. coming up in two minutes, as all eyes are on james comey, tom
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we are back with bombshell testimony consuming capitol hill this morning. fired fbi director james comey just hours away from his appearance before the senate intelligence committee. it's been called washington d.c.'s super bowl. bars opening early for watch parties. this isn't the first time capitol hill drama became must see tv. tom llamas is here with the hearings that made history. >> reporter: good morning. from primetime news conferences to congressional hearings, when politics and drama collide, so many want to tune in. this morning, all eyes on fired fbi director james comey and that expected testimony on his interactions with president trump. a showdown with the potential to match those other unforgettable moments from the nation's capitol. >> i did not have sexual relations with that woman.
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>> it depends upon what the meaning of the word "is" is. >> reporter: president bill clinton in 1998 forced to admit on primetime television before 70 million people his relationship with white house intern monica lewinsky. >> i did have a relationship with ms. lewinsky that was not appropriate. in fact, it was wrong. >> reporter: every moment gripping the nation, including the impeachment hearings. >> the evidence suggests that the eight months included false statements under oath, false statements to the american people. >> reporter: earlier, those sexual harassment allegations against then supreme court nominee clarence thomas, which he denied. the drama playing out in real time. more than 20 million tuning in. >> he would turn the conversation to a discussion of sexual matters. his conversations were very vivid. >> this is a circus. it's a national disgrace. and from my standpoint, as a
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black american, as far as i'm concerned, it is a high-tech lynching for uppity blacks. >> reporter: and in the '80s, oliver north brought his feisty lawyer to answer questions about iran contra. >> let the witness object if he wishes to. >> sir, i'm not a potted plant. i'm here as the lawyer. that's my job. >> reporter: but maybe most famous of all, the investigation into watergate. >> i'm not a crook. >> reporter: that had the most dramatic finale of all. >> i shall resign the presidency effective at noon tomorrow. >> reporter: that famous wave and unforgettable exit on live television. and the difference now, of course social media and a president who isn't afraid to tell us exactly how he feels in real time when these events play out. george. >> a huge difference. again, so far he is not on twitter this morning. thanks very much. let's get more from cokie roberts. cokie, going through that -- tom's piece, seeing those historic hearings. which one does this one remind
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you of the most? >> well obviously the comparison to watergate has been here all along, and democrats keep saying it over and over again. but look, comey did something very clever yesterday which was to release his testimony so that he's giving the senators time to prepare their questions, and questions are of course what we'll be looking for today. that's where the watergate hearings made such an incredible difference. something like 85% of the american people saw those hearings, george. >> you make me think as you talk about the questions, about the possibility of orchestrated exchange coming up. remember in the watergate hearings of course they had that exchange with the president's adviser, herb butterfield, who revealed the existence of the tapes. that's one of the questions out there today. is comey holding back one big surprise. >> that's a huge question. now, the republicans have to be careful because you also saw that example of oliver north. democrats beating up on oliver north during the iran contra hearings made him a subject of
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tremendous sympathy to the american people. so both sides have to be careful here, but they also really want to get information out, and they also want to star a little bit in these hearings. >> one big difference here, this is a hearing, a high profile hearing at the very beginning of the process when the special prosecutor's counsel has just been appointed. >> right. and so it's very important not to give any witnesses in these hearings immunity because i think that that is something that really did taint the entire iran contra process. but you know, senator mccain has said that the fact that comey is testifying, he thinks, means that mueller has said go ahead and testify and everything will be okay. but hearings have a way of developing in very surprising fashion, and so, you know, i'm going to be watching. i suspect you'll be telling us what's going on. >> along with everybody else in
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m.wdown on capitol hill. it's comey versus president trump. the fired fbi director just hours away from his public testimony. what his remarks already released reveal about all those one-on-one meetings with the president, their private dinner at the white house. comey says trump asked for his loyalty. big questions to answer. did h to obstruct justice, and does he believe he was fired for not shutting down the michael flynn investigation. health alert. new worries when it comes to th in years. a new warning about rocky mountain spotted fever, how to avoid ti avoid ticks and the easy way your family could be protected. we are never too old for this. >> do you really want to jump? >> the stars of "lethal weapon"
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>> yeah. >> she didn't promise the ball was $6. the prices start at $6. don't get excited, okay. >> of course as we've been saying a big day on capitol hill. amy has the morning's headline. the wait is nearly over. former fbi director james comey is about to take the hot seat on capitol hill. he is testifying about his meetings with president trump and claims that the president tried to influence the fbi's russia investigation. comey's prepared remarks have already been released and now senators get the chance to dig deeper. our senior justice correspondent pierre thomas tells us what we can expect. pierre, good morning. >> reporter: amy, good morning. in less than two hours former fbi director james comey takes center stage in one of the most anticipated hearings in recent memory, he will make the case that he was under constant pressure from the president, who fired him without notice. comey lays out a case of being leery in his early dealings with the president and taking copious notes to chronicle it all.
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those who know him say he'll be disciplin disciplined, determined but emotional if provoked, but he will face questions about why he dependent didn't go public with his lawyers. president trump's lawyer said the president feels, quote, totally vindicated by comey's prepared remarks. jon karl has more on what the white house will be watching for today. jon, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, amy. one striking thing about comey's testimony is he reveals that the president had been asking him for months to come out and to say publicly that he was not under investigation, and now after comey has been fired and as he goes before the senate intelligence committee, he will finally do that. he is going to say publicly that he had told the president on three different occasions that he was not under investigation. that is what the white house will key in. that's why you see the statement from the president's personal lawyer saying the president feels completely and totally vindicated. it's important to point out, however, that that does not say that the president is not now
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under investigation by robert mueller or will not be under investigation, and of course whether or not the firing of comey itself could be part of that investigation. amy. >> all right, jon, we appreciate it. our live coverage of comey's testimony beginning with george at 10:00 a.m. eastern right here on abc and on the abc news app as well. the 25-year-oldcontractor a top secret report about russian hacking is due in court today. reality winner is expected to plead not guilty. she's been in custody since saturday after allegedly mailing a document to an online news outlet. it detailed russian efforts to hack u.s. voting systems before the election. her family says she is a patriot. a wild shoot-out in broad daylight. this happened near baltimore. a robbery suspect opened fire on police from inside a bus. moments later he took cover behind a van and then kept firing. he was later shot by police after wounding an officer. a bystander was also injured.
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>> how about some "pop news." >> time now for some "pop news." we are serving up a spoonful of sugar in the form of brand new photos. entertainment weekly has the exclusive first look at mary poppins returns, featuring emily blount on the cover as poppins herself. there's jack the lamp lighter played by lin-manuel miranda. lin manual called the project a total love letter to the original film. the sequel flies into theaters christmas day 2018. >> i think that might be a hit. >> that was one of my favorites ever. do you remember chim, chim chimney. >> fifth harmony rocked the stage at our summer concert series last week and now they are getting down with the world premiere of their brand new music video. take a look. ♪ down, down, i'm going to keep loving you down, down, down ♪
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>> what a tragic story, you lose your child to a tick bite. what's important here? >> this is a sad story but a lot of people haven't heard about rocky mountain spotted fever but this is a bacterial infection carried by certain ticks, not the same ones that carry lyme disease, generally gives symptoms of a rash, headache, high fever, abdominal pain. it can be treated with antibiotic if caught early. but the important thing when you talk about tick-bourn illness, it's really based on the geography. if you look at these maps, for example, rocky mountain spotted fever tends to be concentrated in these areas, lyme disease new england and the northern part of the country, powassan in these areas, highlighted in blue. so where you are in important, and not every tick is the same. >> i know everyone wants to know what do you recommend to prevent it? >> the bug experts have a great am nim called air, avoid, mean and we're going to bust
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some myth busters 2. >>ythicthrough the woods. >> how many believe that? we have a ually don't fly. they crawl or what's cat.ed in terms of avoiding, you want to spray your clothing with deet. you want to cover up, pull the socks the areas where there are a lot of i a go. i'm always in the woods, so i need se i didn't say i was a good gopgo. to this is i. >> i for out in these areas, when you come back in, clothing, pets. again, that's really important when you pull your socks up, you want to look at your clothing when you take it off. you can't always feel tick bites like you can a bee sting.
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>> and they're tiny too. >> deer ticks are very small, yeah. >> and r. >> removal. this is a serious myth buster. there's a wives tale if you cover it with nail polish or peppermint oil or worse if you bring a flame toward the tick you can burn it off. not only incorrect but dangerous. this is really all you need, a tweezer. grab that tick as close to the surface of the skin was possible. steady, gentle pressure out. you don't want to wiggle it around because you can break the head off. and then remove it. ticks need generally hours and hours attached to the body to transmit disease so the sooner you do your inspection, sooner you remove it, the better. >> hopefully you can just avoid it. >> unless you hit your golf ball into the woods. >> that is unavoidable, doc. but thank you so much, doc. we appreciate that. everybody, make sure you heed this great advice right here. coming up on our summer deals and steals, we're going to start at just $6 with tory johnson. ♪
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good morning, america. >> we go on two, three? >> no, no -- >> that was good. that was good. that was so good. >> welcome back to "gma." is that of course is the cast of "lethal weapon." they're reunited for their 30th anniversary. 30 years already for that movie. >> crazy. >> we can't wait to see that interview which is coming up in a little bit. we've got a great crowd here this morning. [ cheers and applause ] and we have an awesome guest too. he's making this morning even better than it is 4rrd. you know him him from arrested development and as the voice of lego batman. >> that was good, michael. >> my throat hurts now. now he's bringing "the gong show" back to tv.
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please welcome the very funny and talented will arnette. [ cheers and applause ] >> heli, hi, hi. how are you? nice to see you. pleasure. hi there. how are you? hey, man. >> hey brother. >> how are you? [ applause ] >> welcome. >> thank you. >> we're going to be talking about -- sara, get ready -- "the gong show" in just a bit. >> i already got gonged? i just sat down. >> we are going to talk about summer. you like to talk about summer? >> yeah. >> look at you. you're all dressed for summer. >> yeah. >> the music you listen to in summer is usually memorable so we actually have a list from billboard that came out yesterday on the top summer songs since 1958. we pulled a few from the years everyone was born. george, you want to hear yours? >> the old man? >> there wasn't music when george was born. ♪
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do you know what it is? >> i just read it on the card. bobby lewis, "tossing and turning". >> very good. will, do you have any idea -- >> mine's probably wham, like 1988 i guess, so that would be -- what? >> '88? >> no. >> i'm literally over here doing the math going, man. >> i thought i was able to slide that in. >> didn't work, didn't work. let's listen to will's song. ♪ why do birds suddenly appear every time you are near ♪ >> carpenters. >> very good. it's per conduction. all right. so i asked, what songs are you guys listening to this summer. anyone have any favorites? >> the one you were playing i like, train. >> "play that song." none of the people in the room knew this song.
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>> i love that song. ♪ makes me go all night long ♪ the one that makes me think of you ♪ >> we don't know that tune. >> they played here, i think. >> they're the ones who say the best and last day i ever had. it's in one of their songs. i can't get with that. >> michael, you have one? >> i do. mine is "to the max." it's a new song by drake. ♪ to the max >> come on, george. he warms up. >> drake is my fellow canadian so i'll vote for that. >> thank you. >> let's talk about "the gong show." i loved this show back in the '70s and before you were born. >> thank you. >> what drew you to this revival? what was it? >> we were talking about shows that we wanted to do and kind of what would be a fun show to make and "the gong show" came up. it's one of those things, every time you say the title it makes
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you fismile. and i thought that's something. we got to do something with that. everybody has such fond memories of the crazy acts and you see the fantastic judges. back in the day you had everybody. you had steve martin and david letterman, incredible people on the panel. we tried to recreate that this time around. we have amazing judges. i called a lot of favors in with a lot of friends to come and be judges on the show. it's really fun. >> the host on the show is tommy mateland who looks a lot like mike myers. it has a lot of interesting acts by the way, including one called married with bananas. >> yeah. >> it's a couple. they have a very interesting talent and we want to show everybody what that talent is. take a look. ♪ >> oh!
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>> oh man. >> now we know your hidden talent. >> yeah. >> no, you do have hidden talent. >> well, my talent is definitely hidden. i -- but i -- you know, galifianakis is better because the girl spat into his mouth and then he -- at least all i had to do was take a bite and e -- >> yeah, you weren't the receiver. that pretty much means you're going out in 8th grade. not that i ever did that. >> you have a lot going on. you have on netflix "flaked." you write, star, direct, produce. how do you direct yourself? >> with great difficulty. i'm not a huge fan of watching stuff that i do. not that i -- i just find it tough to be objective. so when i'm directing, i did have to watch playback a lot just to make sure that we get the scene. >> do you think you're better than other people think you are or worse?
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>> i think i'm worse. i watch and i go, like, is everybody else not seeing that? okay, fine. >> are you harder on yourself? i imagine that would be a tricky game. >> probably so. i think we all are. it's tough for us to -- one of the first things -- i remember somebody taught me a long time ago when i was a younger actor in the '90s. i was probably six or seven years you. >> right. >> you know. they said what you can not do when you watch yourself is don't judge how you look because there's nothing you can do about that. about that. but i tried to -- i tried to get over that part of it but i'm still, i think, tough on myself. >> i thought legoman was a voice but it's just your voice. >> it's a little different. >> slightly. >> yes, i have to go down to here. >> okay. >> but youe so busy with "the gong show" and "flaked" and "lego batman."
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everything but you have time to be your kid's little league coach. how is that going? >> it's going great. we had a game on the weekend -- there we are. we won our rookie league championship on sunday. that was awesome. that was more exciting to me than anything else put together. that was crazy. i jumped about ten feet in the air. >> are you an slethlete yoursel? i heard you're really good. >> i'm okay. i'm fair. for a guy my age, i'm okay. >> for 18 you're pretty good. >> thank you. by the way -- by the way, i don't know about how y'all feel but when michael strahan asks you if you're an athlete, you're like, no -- >> the answer is no. >> no, not really, man. >> well, you look the at. >> i'll take that. >> thank you for coming here. we always have a good time with you. continued success with everything. everybody, "the gong show" -- there it is. one more time. june 22nd, right here on abc. make sure you check it out. coming up, we have the cast
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of "lethal weapon" reuniting 30 years later.
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back now on "gma," and it was 30 years ago when danny glover said the line, i'm too old for this. a classic from one of our favorite buddy cop movies, "lethal weapon." abc's chris conley just sat down with the cast who's reuniting
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for the first time in nearly two decades. good morning, chris. >> good morning, michael. the "lethal weapon" filmed served up comedy and action on a human scale and the chemistry was undeniably fun to watch. so are they getting too old for this you know what? well, it sure didn't seem that way. >> reporter: it's a joyful reunion for the stars of leth"ll weapo weapon". the first time they've been together since shooting the final scenes of "lethal weapon" 4. >> why do you have such affection which you see each other after all this time? >> there was a time in all of our lives when something just clicked. there's a lot of love between us. when i see them i just kind of get the same feeling. it's kind of like seeing a teenage sweetheart or something, that kind of thing. >> i think you can say whatever you want about the films, but i think the relationship got better and better over the period of time. >> do you really want to jump?
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>> reporter: from the first film's 1987 debut, "lethal weapon" turbo charged the jen ray. there was gibson's law man riggs. >> i think we're all a little crazy and i may be crazier than most people so it was easy for me to access. >> reporter: he was pard with glover's heading towards retirement murts saw who got the best loved line in buddy cop movie history. >> i'm too old for this. >> i can't get anywhere without somebody saying, just say it to me, just say i'm getting too old for this. >> it's the to be or not to be of the genre of movies. >> the scratch? >> feels like the grand canyon. >> reporter: renee russo would come on as a cop. memorably comparing scars. >> favorite scene ever. not because you're like this crazy good kisser, which you are. >> reporter: director richard donor would enemkpacourage mel'
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set improv occasions. >> he would be like give me the best line. >> you can't imagine how quick mel is. >> crazy. >> let's do it. >> i can't even remember dialogue now. in fact, i have the body of an 18-year-old. i just can't remember where i buried it. >> reporter: it's state of the era action sequences kept "lethal weapon" audiences on the edge of their seats but sometimes found glover asleep in his. >> i'm in the passenger seat. mel's driving. and we had to drive the location. i can't remember a time i did not go to sleep. >> that's true actually. i remember. >> donor would always say, wake glover up before we start shooting. >> reporter: their clear chemistry makes talk of a possible "lethal" 5 unavoidable. >> how much would you guys be interested in doing another one? >> oh, you should see me walk to the bathroom in the middle of the night. that was not going to happen.
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>> how attempted are you sometimes? >> you play off the fact that they're not as limber as they used to be. i think that would be fun. >> that would be a real comedy. >> rip van whippen. >> those three among the many stars who turned out last night for the academy tribute to director richard donor, the guiding hand of the "lethal weapon" films. well deserved. michael? >> all right, thank you, chris. definitely never gets old seeing them all together. michael, such a comfortable morning. palm trees, kayla it looks very tropical out here doesn't it. >> yes, it does. >> stick around a couple days it will feel tropical, look at this heat that is coming for the end of the weekend, start of the week you see those 90's that will come with heat index that feels, just as hot, even hotter. lets start having a outlook closer to home. >> those are very similar numbers, as to what we're forecasting for early next week. today no such problem, we have some early sunshine dry conditions, your seven day shows increasing cloud today,
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76 is the high, and 80's for tomorrow and saturday, heat starts sunday. do. >> you can take my hammock for now. but thank you. i'm here with the hilarious stand-up comedian katherine ryan. she has her first show here in the u.s. and she also has a netflix special called "in trouble." we have a clip where you're talking about the pit falls of dating younger guys. take a look. >> accidentally i fell in love with him but it was over very quickly. he said something insane. he said, katherine, did you know titanic was based on a true story. i was like, get out. and that was it. [ applause ] >> now, another thing i love about you is you love beyonce so much that sometimes you get a little carried away. we have some video from the british show "bring the noise" was this a typical day in the office? let's check this out.
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>> just me at work. ♪ yeah. >> you're actually really good. >> well, you know, i was working in the office that day and the beyonce spirit just got into me. i love beyonce because she's an example of a woman who just gets more powerful with age, and aging is a wonderful thing. it just means you didn't die. >> it does, it does. and you're right, she's almost ageless. >> she's an incredible lady. >> how was the reaction to that little dance? >> people in the u.k. are used to me so that's why i'm so grateful that you're letting me loose in america. i will be dancing -- the thing about beyonce, there's none of this dance. none of -- it's very -- it's powerful hips. it's booty shaking. and anyone can do that. i see a lot of that in
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>> yeah. my family are used to it. i think -- >> how did that go over? >> it didn't go well. what i've learned is when you're asked to speak at a wedding, you want to toast, not roast. >> the roast never goes over well. >> yeah. and they don't have to worry about me getting married. i'm doing stand-up tonight and all weekend at carolines on broadway. i've had some younger men issues and now i know to go old. if he's still eating solid food, he's too young. that's what i've learned. >> you know what, we might have to do this during commercial. we're going to get some more out of you. >> okay. >> right now, "in trouble" is streaming on netflix. coming up, great summer recipes straight from hawaii. ♪ it's our all shades sale going on now. styles and colors selection is wow. roller, solar, roman, wood woven. no better time this must be an omen. cellular, cascade, sheer pleated, allure.
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back now and saying aloha to
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great hawaiian dishes. lara has how to throw the perfect summer lieu wow, courtesy of king's hawaiian. >> i'm joined by chef roy yamaguchi all the way from hawaii. thank you for making the journey. what kind of foods can people taste? >> we have our mahi mahi, barbecues, pork, all the great stuff hawaiians offer. >> let's start drinking first. we start with the mock tail. i love this idea. you've cut off the top of a pineapple and hollow it out and this becomes your actual glass. >> yes. we have child -- >> pineapple juice. >> yes. >> did you add anything in there? >> no. it's already mixed. we have sugar, surprises, chilies in there. >> you can add other things too. >> pretty good? >> that is so fun. that is delicious. >> so -- >> this is mahi mahi.
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and we're celebrating the macadamia. >> it's very big in hawaii. you get some butter, bread crumbs and macadamia nuts. put it in the blender, mix it up. >> that alone looks so good. >> what you can do with the crust is put it on like this. >> butter, bread crumbs and macadamia nuts. >> yes. once that done -- you can do it with chicken too. you get a nonstick pan. what you want to do is kind of -- >> brown it? >> brown the crust itself and again, if you don't like mahi, you can do it with halibut or chicken. >> i would go with the chicken. but i think what a fun rich topping. for the adults, this looks phenomenal. >> so again, you can either sear it all the way through like this or you can actually pop it in the oven and bake it in the oven. >> how long would you bake it in the oven? >> maybe 350 for about ten minutes. >> that's it? >> yes. of course you can take the skin off or leave it on, it's up to you. if you have the skin on, it will hold it as you're cooking it. you can actually take it off
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after you're done cooking it. >> this looks fantastic. i'd love to try it. you've got a sauce that sounds absolutely decadent, lobster sauce? >> lobster sauce. again, lobster becomes very expensive so you can do it with shrim shrimp, do a shrimp reduction. >> you want more? >> more, yes. we have a lot of great products. we like to celebrate our fishermen, farmers, ranchers. we have fish, crops, like macadamia nuts. >> chef, that is outrageous. we're also going to have a wonderful dessert. >> to finish it off you can have some mango bread putting. we use fresh mangos from hawaii, chantilly cream on top and garnish it with fruit, raspberries, mangos, papayas, strawberries. >> we're going to have this recipe on our website. >> yes. >> and of course you have to use king's hawaiian in the dessert
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thanks to our audience for being here and thank you at home for watching. >> don't forget to watch james comey's testimony live at 10:00 a.m. eastern right here on abc. everybody have a great thursday. >> ♪ >> good morning, i'm tamala edwards. 8:56 on this thursday june 8. let's head over to karen rogers. we've got news of an accident on 295. good morning. >> we have a problem in logan
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township. crews are just responding to the scene right now. we're hearing boy about a pickup truck that went off into the woods. crews are trying to get to it now. 295 northbound near beckett road. watch for that one. meanwhile looking live on 42. the southbound traffic looking a lot better. we had a problem with an accident involving a tractor-trailer. that has since cleared. and ahead we have some debris that's kind of causing some problems near route 55 but the delay is a lot better now and even northbound is looking better. an 18 minute ride from the a.c. expressway to 295. at one point it was like 45 minutes with an earlier accident. still though problems in wilmington. this has been a mess for two days now. 495 southbound construction blocks two lanes and traffic just kind of crawling along, tam. >> all right, thank you, karen. now let's go over to dave murphy. eats talking he's talking about a nice warm sunny thursday. >> starting out that way tam. lots of sunshine, high clouds in place. beginning to start to thicken up but still high and thin enough to allow the sunshine
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through. and we're up to 64 degrees here on the terrace and most of us in the 60's. your exclusive accuweather 7-day shows an increase in clouds today t i can't promise you bright blue skies all day. but we are looking at a nice high of 76 and if it looks like it stays dry. 82 and nice tomorrow. 84 and nice on saturday. tam, on sunday that's when the heat combined with increasing humidity begins to return. >> okay, thank you david. here's what's ahead on "action news" at noon. former fbi director james comey begins his testimony before a senate intelligence committee in washington. we'll have a live report on what he reveals about meetings with president donald trump. that's ahead on "action news" at noon but now it's time for "live with kelly and ryan" right here on 6abc. i'm tamala edwards. have a great thursday. >> ♪
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