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i think i'm very well prepared. i don't think i have to prepare very much. it's about attitude. it's about willingness to get things done. >> president trump expressing confidence just days before his highly anticipated face to face with north korea's kim jong-un. we've got the last-minute details. for the first time franchise history, the washington capitals are champions of the hockey world. capturing lord stanley's coveted trophy. a top senate staffer has been arrested in a major leak probe and a new york "times" reporter t years had her records seized. that morning cup of joe will cost you more at starbucks. bred coffee.ing prices on fresh and we're just one day away
from a possible triple crown winner. "early today" starts right now. good morning. i'm phillip mena. >> i'm frances rivera. it was a very good morning here. we start off with that celebration heard around the country. >> the capitals have won it! the capital of the country is the capital of the hockey playoffs! >> it finally happened. the caps clinched their first stanley cup in franchise history. as the clock struck midnight for the cinderella las vegas golden knights, the washington capitals skated off with a 4-3 win in game five of the final. ♪ >> that is the capitals' captain and playoffs mvp alex ovechkin accepting the stanley cup and hoisting i victory lap in front of thousands of red-clad fans. nation's capital, look at that. even more fans blanketing the sts arena. they're celebrating their team bringing home the title, the
first major championship for the district of columbia in 26 years. you can bet a ticker tape parade is probably going to happen next week. this morning, a former senate staffer who worked for the senate committee investigating russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election is expected to appear in court. he is being charged for alleged lying to investigators on more than one occasion about his contacts with at least three reporters. a federal grand jury indicted the former staffer, james wolfe, for making false statements about contacts with reporters, including providing sensitive information related to the work of the senate intel committee. he served there as security director for nearly three decades. news of wolfe's arrest comes as we learn it was an fbi investigation into "the new york times" over the leaking of classified information that ultimately led to wolfe. contacted wednesday by nbc news, wolfe denied he was under investigation. the "times" claims prosecutors secretly seized years' worth of reporters' phone and e-mail records. in their search, that reporter in question having a previous
three-year romantic relationship with wolfe. she told "the new york times" she did not get information from him when they were dating. the democratic and republican heads of the senate intel committee released a statement overnight saying they were, quote, troubled to hear of charges against wolfe. adding this development will in no way interfere with their ongoing investigation. in just hours president trump will depart for quebec for the annual g7 summit, meeting with leaders from the uk, japan, italy and france. and the commander in chief is already starting a war of words with our two closest allies, accusing canada and france of levying massive tariffs and creating barriers against the u.s. referring to canadian prime minister justin trudeau as indignant over twitter and blasting canada and the european union in an overnight tweet and a series of posts within the last 24 hours. all while forging ahead with those new tariffs against the countries announced last week. tariffs prime minister trudeau said he will retaliate dollar for dollar.nuelacron unleashes
threats of his own saying he'd get the five oer trump the other countries form a larger country that america's saying isolationism is bad for the public. all warning that the other countries could band together and leave the u.s. out of talks altogether. the white house now says mr. trump will be leaving the g. 7 earlier than expected. he's already looking ahead to next week's summit with north korean leader kim jong-un. that meeting was the main topic of discussion between trump and japanese prime minister shinzo abe at the white house. the president saying in a joint press conference he hopes the summit will be a great success. and in a display of confidence, the president suggested he need prepared. i don't think i have to prepare very much. it's about attitude. it's about willingness to get things done, but i think i've been preparing for this summit for a long
>> for more, let's go to nbc's janis mackey frayer in beijing. >> reporter: good morning, frances. president trump may think he doesn't need to prepare, that he's confident going into this meeting. but most observers are still skeptical that it's going to be much more than a photo opp. on the key issues of denuclearization, what it means to each side, some time line, even president trump acknowledged that it may take more than one meeting to make any headway. >> i don't think it will be in one meeting. i think it will take longer than that. normalizing relations is something that i would expect to do, i would hope to do when everything's complete. >> reporter: as it stands, it isn't clear whether there's yet a joint statement that the two sides are going to be able to hold up. even a broad stroke statement on setting goals and meeting a gain. ambassador chris hill, who is a former ambassador to south korea and an msnbc contributor, has been in beijing this week. and he said that this summit available to every u.s.
president in the past, and none of them took it and for good reason. he said that there just hasn't been the levels of diplomacy happening ahead of the meeting in order for there to be some kind of breakthrough presented at the summit itself. no rabbit to pull out of the hat because nobody's been stuffing a rabbit into the hat. he said what is also missing is the interaction, the integration with key countries ahead of the summit, namely china. he said china has been crucial in implementing sanctions, and china will be crucial in implementing any framework in order for it to be meaningful for the work that begins on june 13th. so expectations certainly taking shape in these days and hours leading up to this historic summit next week. as far as president trump is concerned, he said that if jo-un on the day, he might im just invite him to washington. frances? >> all right. one step at a time. thank you. rsonal lawyer, rudy giuliani,
is under fire after he got personal with some in washington saying he went rogue with new comments on everyone from stormy daniels to kim jong-un, rattling the white house on the eve of what could be their most important foreign policy achievement yet. nbc's chief white house correspondent hallie jackson has more on giuliani's comments and the swift pushback that followed. >> reporter: it's getting pointedly personal for the president's lawyer. >> i know donald trump and -- >> let's respect her. >> look at his three wives, right? beautiful women, classy women, women of great substance. stormy daniels? >> reporter: rudy giuliani out now with what seeps to be a strategy to smear stormy daniels and try to undermine her credibility. >> i'm sorry. i don't respect a porn star the way i respect a career woman or a woman of substance. >> reporter: after the porn star said the president's personal attorney paid her off to keep quiet about an alleged affair with donald trump, one that he denies. >> don't talk about other peoplt it doesn't matterha her job
is. >> reporter: giuliani, not backing off, tells nbc news, i am not undermining daniels' credibility. i'm pointing out she has no credibility. >> they want to bring ridicule upon her for what she does for a living and try to claim that she's not credible because of her profession. it's an outrage. >> reporter: giuliani also referencing melania trump, who has never publicly commented on daniels' allegations. >> she believes in her husband. she knows it's not true. >> reporter: but the first lady's spokesperson tells nbc news, i don't believe mrs. trump has ever discussed her thoughts on anything with mr. giuliani. call it rudy going rogue after he also said on an overseas trip, north korea's got on his hands and knees and begged to talk with president trump. >> rudy doesn't speak for the administration when it comes to >> reporter: giuliani officially rated to the unofficially now, veering into other lanes. >> stormy daniels? >> reporter: crashing into
controversy. hallie jackson, nbc news, washington. breaking news this morning in. a milwaukee cop dies from his injuries after his squad card crashes. charles irvine jr. and his partner were trying to catch up with a reckless driver when their car rolled off an overpass. irvine did not survive his injuries. the other officer is in stable condition. this is the milwaukee police department's first death in the line of dutyny in 22 years. "the new york times" is calling it the story of the wife who defended her husband in a way that left him unemployed. philadelphia 76ers president brian colangelo resigned after his wife admitted to using multiple twitter accsitiounts i about the accounts also defend anglosts suggested knowledge that only high ranking team officials would know. investigators say the sixers gm was the source of that
information, but they aren't sure if he knew about his wife's activity. for his part, colangelo denies knowledge of those accounts saying in a statement, quote, her actions were a seriously misguided effort to publicly defend and support me. we are now one day away from the 2018 belmont stakes. tomorrow afternoon, nbc will broadcast the 150th running live from belmont park in elmont, new york. excitement is growing there as justify looks to win the triple crown and become just the 13th horse in history to do so. if justify can place that incredible accomplishment, it will be the second triple crown for his trainer. >> some of us might want to throw a few dollars on that race but we need that information. will it be a muddy track or not? >> it's looking less and less likely. it's looking like a firm track for once. everyone likes to get that $2 win ticket. you keep it too. you don't want to cash that in. as we go through saturday's forecast, let's watch this. showers and storms during the afternoon through the ohio valley. hit and miss in northern
virginia. saturday's not looking that bad we get to sunday, n, d there's a little more energy involved with the low coming through. 8:00 a.m. we're fine, but then during the afternoon hours, numerous showers and storms in ohio, pennsylvania, west virginia, virginia, and so that's like the areas of greatest concern if you're going to get washed out for your afternoon plans. from philadehialp of nebraska a dakota today. hit and miss storm possible also in the ohio valley. the rest of the weekend forecast is going to feature a lot of sizzle, a lot of hot temperatures. >> we're ready for it, bill. thank you. t hits. terrell owens will not be attending his own hall of fame o
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here's a preview with the aforementioned willie geist. >> good morning, guys. good to see you this week. on sunday today, my guest is homeland star claire danes. we talk about her growing up in show business, the role of cia agent carrie mathison thatchall while expecting a second child. our sunday sit-down with claire danes plus the latest news and politics as always this weekend on sunday today. you can catch us in the morning or set the dvr and watch us anytime you like. back to you, frances and phillip, and i will see you on sunday morning. in just hours, president trump will head to quebec for the g7 summit days ahead of his face to face with kim jong-un in singapore. but it's trump's own war of words with some of america's closest allies that's worrying many after he accused canada, frantz, and the eu of harming american farmers and levying massive tariffs against the united states. it has prompted the leaders of france and canada to respond in
kind, threatening the u.s. by joining forces with other members of the g7. the white house now says president trump will be departing for the g7 earlier than expected. none of the mystery that's triggered the evacuation of several american diplomats and their families from china. the state department confirming employees at a u.s. consulate there suffered unexplained health problems similar to the concussion-likeoms the american embassy staffers in cuba had reported last year. u.s. officials are now both china and cube have denied any role. on hawaii's big island, entire coastal communities have been obliterated due to surges of lava from the kilauea volcano. this is the debtsmation left behind after continued violate eruptions that have left over 6 hup homes destroyed. now the first temporary housing project has begun construction without government help. more than 100 volunteers are coming together to build 20 microstructures on an eight-acre plot of land. also on the big island, new land masses have grown over parts of kapoho bay.
it is completely covering what was once a body of water as these lava flows transform that landscape. since we are on the verge of the weekend, let's take a look at what's at the box office coming up. ocean's eight, the highly anticipated all female reboot of the ocean's trilogy is expected to make waves. an all-star cast including sandbullock, cate blanchettllio also debuting, two featuring jo foster as a nurse who runs a secret hospital for criminals and hereditary, starring toni colette as a mother unraveling a terrifying family curse. i'm phillip mena. >> i'm frances rivera. have a great weekend. check us out on social media. check us out on social media. your news continues right here. having a working smoke alarm in your home more than doubles your chance of escape in case of a fire. smoke alarms can provide an early warning if you follow these 3 steps. repalce your smoke alarms every 10 years. if they're old an discolored it's time to replace them.
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i'm marcus washington. >> i'm kris sanchez. >> we want to get to the forecast because we know you might have a lot of afterschool festivities. >> yeah. >> end of the school year, commencements and graduations. >> so many pmon is doing and la school, we're excited about the weekend and i to be ni a of school is going to be mostly clear in the south bay. mike, i know you still got school left to