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tonight, the bombshell new report blasting former fbi director james comey, branding him as insubordinate over his handing of the clinton e-mail investigation but finds no evidenth comey was bias. nbc news goes inside the larst detention center on the boarder where nted children are locked inside. >> it's 10 to -year-olds, boys that are without their family. the uproar over the solute hidden from u.s. cameras being used as propaganda on north korea state tv. what doctors he found about reducing your risk of one of the most common forms of cancer by harnessing the power of vitamin d. is this the solution to beating the traffic? how would you like to speed up your commute and get there fo times faster?
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tag you're it, this group of friends kept it going for 30 years. they even got me. >> how are you? >> you're it. tonight, the hollywood stars bringing it to the big screen a ouncer: this is nbc nightly news with lester holt. good evening and thank you for joining us. a bombshell report handling of the hillary clinton e-mail investigion is out tonight blasting then fobi director james comehis handling of the case and providing ammo for all sides on the partisan war over the integrity the fbi. the report by the justice department's inspector general dinged comey for breaching protocol but cleared him of political motivations but it did bring to lisot fbi investigators did have politics on their minds. pete williams has deils. >> reporter: the inspector general says
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jas comey broke long-standing rules in handling the e-mail case but concluded the fbi had no political lp motive to her hurt hillary clinton or donald trump. as for comey's july 2016 announcing no arges but criticizing clinton and her staff. >> they were extremely careless in their handling of very classified highly information. >> reporter: the report says it was extraordinary and insubordinate for g omey to do it without tellintorney general loretta lynch beforehand. go they found no reason why when more clinton e-mails wereun on the laptop of er anthony wein in 2016, it took the fbi a month to start examining them. there is no evidence the fbi was bias in the slow re the report says but reveals in august, fbi lawyer lisa page texted about trump, he's not ever going to become president, right? right?
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and peter struck a senior agent on the investigation 'sresponded no, no, not. we'll stop iru chose to put more priority at the time on russia's election meddling. the report says we do t have confidence strzok's. the current fbi director acknowledges mistakes were made. >> we're going to adhere to the appropriate disciplinary process and once that process is complete, we won't hesitate to hold f people accountor their actions. th> reporter: democrats praie report. >> anyone who is hoping to use this report to undermin the mueller probe or the existence of a deep stake conspiracy against president trump will be sorely disappointed. >> reporter:ne other reason why the fbi may have been slow to move on those e-mails found s on anthony weine laptop, he said he didn't know anthony
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weiner was married to huma abedin. disagrees but finds the overall conclusions reasonable, lester? >> pete williams, thanks. we'll turn now to the nbc news report that's making a lot of headlines as thousands of people join a nationwide protest tonight against the trump adminiration's zero tolerance policy that separates famies illegally crossing the border. tonight, we're taking you inside america's largest detention facility for migrant children holding over 1400 kids apart from their parents. nbc's jacob ins us from brownsville texas with the first look inside. jacob, good evening. ep >>ter: good evening to you, lester. it was a shocking and frankly overwhelming experience to gosi this former walmart that's a shelter. they call it a shelter but it's more like a jail or prison inside because these kids are incarcerated 22 hours a day. they are inside and get to go outside for only two hours. we were not aloud to
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bring our cameras inside this facility but we were handed video. these kids are contlled by the government 24 hours a day. everything ty do and there is an increasing number of them inside this facility serated from their parents at the southern border as a result of that trump administration policy. one official asked us literally to smile at the children because they feel like they are animcked up in cages. those are the words she used. es there are no cr fences inside. the conditions are relatively good given the circumstances but these kids, it an believable experience they are going through and only more of them are being separated from pants. ut> jacob, there is news a new bill that would address these separations, what do we know about it? >> reporter: house speaker paul ryan says he does not approve of separation policy and the president and attorney general are putting forward a bill that includes da gislation but says migrant kids cannot be
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separated from their parents along the border while in the custody of homeland security and they will vote on that nex week. of course, nothing is guaranteed and in the meantime, those nt separations ue, lester. >> jacob, thank you. there are new legal troubles tonight not just for president trump but his family and their charitable fodation. new york's attorney general filing a lawsuit that accuses the trp's of using charity like their own personal piggy bank. nbc news kristen weer tells us more. >> reporter: in a blistering lawsuit, the new york attorney general says president trump and ree of his adult children, ivanka, donald juniod ic used his private foundation for personal and political gain for over a decade. calling the trump familyctions quote extensive and unlawful comparing the foundation to a checkbook for mr. trump. >> this is a straightforward case of violation of the laws governing charitable foundations and non-profit corporations in new york. >> reporter: the suit says foundation
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donations were used to boost the campaign. >> i'm not going to do the debate out of respect far myselfr myself.or s >> reporter:iting an iowa fundraiser that candidate trump threw instead of attending a 2016 debate. n grants from the event awarded to groups in the state just days before the iowa caucuses. the suit also alleges the president spent $10,000 on a portrait of himself that hung in one of his golf clubs. the trump foundation called it politics at its worst and president trump lashed out on twitter saying he won't settle this case blaming it on the democrats noting it started under eric synderman that resigned amid allegations of abuse which he denies. press secretary sarah sanders pushing back today. n >> the foundat raised $18 million and giving $19 million to charity while virtually having zero expenses. >> a charitable
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organizatit gives away more money than it takes in can violate the law if n it run properly, for example, if its members use it as a personal piggy bank. >> reporter: the lawsuit is seeking $2.8 million from the trump foundation callinfor it to be dissolved which the president has vowed to do and the lawsuit is seeking a temporary ban on the president and his three adult children from operating any non-profit in new york, lester? >> kristen welker, >> to the up rare over the solute in singapore hidden from u.s. cameras, president trump saluting a north korean general and ow that moment is being used as propaganda on north korean state tv. our chief foreign espondent o andrea mitchell has the tape and explains why it is now the center of controversy. >> reporter: the solute n seen around the world, out of range of u.s. cameras at the summit but now looping on north korea's state tv.th e president of the united states saluting
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a fully uniformed e orth korean general. the whuse calling it a common courtesy but a clear g.ropaganda victory for pyongy >> this is a murderous, brutal regime. he should have just nodded his head and shaken his hand. >> reporter: but donald trump made a big deal for years afterward of president kibama bowing to the saud in 2009. all this after president trump downplayed kim jong-un's ous brutality on fox news. >> he's a smart guy, great negotiator but i think we understand each other. >> he's still done really bad things. >> yh, but have so have a lot of other people. >> reporter: arriving home the president tweeting north korea is no longer a nuclear threat. that was news to the administration's long awaited until knee to the ambassador to s korea.
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>> senator, we must e ontinue to worry about clear threat. ep >>ter: to many observers, this flatly is alarming. >> does this send a signal to the world it'skay to engage with north koreans. >> reporter: especially the obvious concessions from kim jong-un on weapons. n andrea mitchel news, washington. p >> tonight the big cleanuis underway after a tornado slammed through parts of northeastern pennsylvania leaving a path of vere damage including several homes and businesses demolished. in the meantime, as we head west, they are bracing for tropical storm bud forecast to move across the southern end of baja, california dumping several inches of rain and lashing the area with strong wind and high surf. what could be the future of travel and the solution to beating the traffic. llionaire entrepreneur elon musk is back in the headlines. not for his spacex y,eadlines and tesla compnstead musk and the mayor of chicago today unveiled a plan to help solve that city's mass transiproblems. will it work there and could it work where you live? is nbc's tom costello.>> reporter: in a city notorious for traffic
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congestion and gridlock, the boring company got the mayoral nod to dig deep. a tunnel for a high-speed trip from downtown chicago to o'hare airport called the express loop, the design is similar to r musk's plan s angeles, using electric pods built by tesla to carry up to 16 people at 150 miles an hour. travel time 12 minutes. four times faster than the current 17-mile trip. ticket price $25. >> we're super excited to do what i think is going to be a ground-breaking technology in one of e greatest cities in the world. >> reporter: no cost to the city, musk will pay $1 billion and maintain andun it. >> this is great investment for chicago. >> reporter: while the mayor is on board, regulato agencies have to agree. musk has a traco rd of success, his space ex rockets fly
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to the space station and his car struggled laying off 9% of the work force. now chicago is wondering whether musk's boring company can boar its through through obstacles above ground and below. tom costello, nbc news. as the world focused on north koreapr anident trump's meeting with kim r jong-un a ma military offensive launched in one of the world's poorest countries. n this escalatin yemen's civil war could make a humanitarian crimus worse and put millions of people at greater risk of starvation and death. richard engel has more for us. >> reporter: what may be the world's worst and least known humanitarian crisis tonight is on the verge of becoming catastrophe. at least 2,000 fighters backed by saudi arabia are advancing on the ground and from the sea and air on the port city. this is day two of a long-planned and
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potentially decisive battle afterhree s of civil war. an estimated 8 million people are at risk of starving and 70% of humanitarian supplies come in through this now nearly impassable war zone. >> 8 million people, even before this morning were already at risk of starvation. if the port is closed even for a day, thme s these people will die. >> reporter: food and water are in chronic ilhort supply, more than 1on people have been struck by cholera. one of the world's large st outbreaks. the u.s. has quietly backed saudi forces driving them
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breaking news tonight we're following breaking news tonight near denver. our affiliate kusa is reporting several people have been shot at a dentist office, two adults and two kids rushed to the onospital. no worheir conditions. police say there is susct at large. they are working to get their description.we >>l take a turn now a beautiful night for baseball. we'll look at national's park where the annual congressional baseball game is taking place.
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t marks one year since a gunman opened fire on the republican ra team as theyiced for the charity game injuring four people including house majority steve scalise. nine surgeries and 12 months later he's back on the field at second base. ty the univerf chicago is joining a growing trend becoming the first major u.s. researchrsity toop equiring under grad applicants to submit act scores. the school says the move is designed to level the playing field from students from low income or under represented un coities. when we come back, tag, you're it. they have been playing the same game for more than 30 years now. now their story hitting the big screen. we'll get in on the action. now their (burke)at farmers, we've sg so we know how to cover almost anything. even a "cactus calamity". (man 1) i read that the saguaro can live to be two hundred years old. (woman) how old do you think that one is? (man 1) my guess would be, about... (man 2) i'd say about two hundred.
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finally in our spotlight tonight, prepare to step back in your childhood. a new movie hits theaters this weekend dramatizing the sry of childhood friends from spoka, washington and the silliness of their youtwith the game they played they managed to grow closer as adults. >> oh, no way. are you it? are you it? >> every february. e'll tag billy right now. >> no one is safe. y are pretty paranoid. you're checking arnd corners. you're making sure all the windows are locked. >> you're it. >> what started as a gail of tag among ten m of te friends at this high school evolved into something epic. >> you're it, baby! >> complete with a nine-page signed contract. >> the rules themselves are simple. no tag backs, we play f during the month february and if you are asked if you're it, you have to answer
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honestly and promptly. >> their story is coming to the big screen. >> our group of friends has been playing the same game of tag for 30 years. >> what? >> did you have the same reaction i did when you heard there really?vie about tag, >> absolutely. it's a premises that is inherently that i don't think you could even make this movie except for the fact that it is -- it's a true stor i was so compelled by the depth of these friendship, i want to be friends with those guys. >> i saw home videos they would do and i was like wow, i like these guys. >> one of the things that struck me, it's a positive story about men. >> it's unapologetic heartedness but the core of it in what resonates with people is the bond. >> you c see it. >> and these guys admit to going the distance for the ultimate tag. got kicked out of the pool by the lifeguard but it was worth it.
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>> i flew from seattle to los angeles just to get into the trunk of a car. >> you got a job at my company to try to tag me? >> some of those tags making it into the actual movie. >> i think you're a dad i really wanted you to be. >> joey came by and put his shoulder on him and said you're it, sorry about your father >> for the record, bill, you're it right now. >> yeah, thank you. >> i'm going to tag lester holt. >> just a few hours later. >> tag, you are it. >> i'm tagged. >> you are it. >> i'm it. i got a glimpse into your world. >> when we get a chance to be together, it's priceless. >> memo to self, looks for the studio door.ks oo for the studcks for the stio door. no, it was great being part of their world.
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that is "nightly news" for this thsday night. i'm lester holt, from all of us at nbc news, thank you for watching and good night.
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